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£24m Barcelona star & Red Devils target nearing return to Turkey £24m Barcelona star & Red Devils target nearing return to Turkey
- September 01, 2017

Having failed to agree a deal with Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho , Barcelona will make a move on Mesut Ozil . The former's controversial deal with PSG has drawn ire from most of Europe's leading clubs while the latter turned down a move to Arsenal yesterday which had a knock-on effect in the upper echelons of the Premier League. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell takes to social media, seemingly demands $17 million annually Le'Veon Bell takes to social media, seemingly demands $17 million annually
- September 01, 2017

The Steelers failed to sign Bell to a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline for franchise-tagged players. He could show up the day before the game and still get paid the full $12.1 million. Bell will earn $12.120 million on the one-year franchise tag. Bell (groin) reported to the Steelers on Friday, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports. (more...)
Vikings WR Cayleb Jones catches team's 1st TD in final preseason game Vikings WR Cayleb Jones catches team's 1st TD in final preseason game
- September 01, 2017

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Minnesota Vikings are expected to keep quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the physically unable to perform list for the first six games of the 2017 regular season. Mackensie Alexander , the Vikings second round pick a year ago, has been the primary candidate in the slot as the Vikings. "We had a little discussion about that". (more...)
Sanchez wants out of Arsenal after handing in transfer request Sanchez wants out of Arsenal after handing in transfer request
- September 01, 2017

While there have been conflicting reports since regarding whether Arsenal have taken this bid into consideration, one Chilean outlet are this afternoon claiming that a deal has already been wrapped up . "I'm concerned that if the business isn't good then they could be consumed by negativity". It is said that Arsenal would only look to sell the 28-year-old if they saw an offer of around £70 million, and it's thought that Man City have used Sterling as bait in order to secure a deal before ... (more...)
Gunners reject Sanchez bid claim reports Gunners reject Sanchez bid claim reports
- September 01, 2017

The report goes on to claim that the Chilean squad immediately applauded and congratulated him on the move, offering words of encouragement ahead of his new venture. This bid is understood to meet Arsenal's valuation of the player, and should Lemar walk through the door, Sanchez will be on his way out. The 21-year-old has also been the subject of three bids from Liverpool , but it appears that Wenger might be winning the deadline day tug-of-war with the latest record-breaking bid. (more...)
The Inevitable Justin Verlander Trade Finally Became a Reality The Inevitable Justin Verlander Trade Finally Became a Reality
- September 01, 2017

Houston finally got a little bit of good news in a tragically bad week there caused Hurricane Harvey. Verlander is owed $63 million through 2019, and also has a $22-million option for 2020 in his original Detroit deal. Now, he and Verlander give Houston a pair of Cy Young Award winners at the top of its rotation. The Tigers could probably dump most (or all) of his salary if they dropped their demand for prospects, but that would be a silly move for a franchise trying to rebuild their ... (more...)
City have Sanchez bid rejected City have Sanchez bid rejected
- September 01, 2017

One player who did land a move away was England global Oxlade-Chamberlain, who completed the formalities on his transfer to Liverpool . Great move for Arsenal and Manchester City? Manchester City and Arsenal have finally opened negotiations over a deal for Alexis Sanchez , Goal understands. (more...)
Vontaze Burfict's suspension reduced to 3 games Vontaze Burfict's suspension reduced to 3 games
- September 01, 2017

The suspension is without pay and will cost Burfict $661,765, three-seventeenths of his salary of $3.75 million. The Bengals contend that the hit was legal. The NFL has been cracking down on such hits as part of its emphasis on player safety. "I don't see how the players can be held to that standard as well". (more...)
US Open: Federer survives first round scare in five-set thriller US Open: Federer survives first round scare in five-set thriller
- September 01, 2017

And he broke Tiafoe's service game, winning the final set 6-4. "In the fifth set, it was a coin toss and it went my way tonight so I am very happy". Any nerves were soon eased when Federer threw in four unforced errors in the opening game, including two backhands off the frame, to drop serve. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA claim league 'conspiracy' in bid for restraining order Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA claim league 'conspiracy' in bid for restraining order
- September 01, 2017

The NFL had no comment on the filing. It's unknown how long it will take Henderson to come to a decision, though there was a report on Thursday afternoon that he is being pressured to do so by Monday, and that the expectation is Elliott's suspension will be reduced . (more...)
Tottenham signing Llorente dreaming of trophies with Spurs Tottenham signing Llorente dreaming of trophies with Spurs
- September 01, 2017

Aurier and Llorente become Tottenham's fourth and fifth signing, respectively following the arrival of Davinson Sanchez, Paulo Gazzaniga and Juan Foyth earlier in the summer transfer window . Vincent Janssen has struggled to adapt to English football, and has been a let down for Spurs in many of their important matches. Given that Llorente is 32, that's pretty generous from Spurs . (more...)
Astros land Verlander in last-minute trade Astros land Verlander in last-minute trade
- September 01, 2017

In exchange for Verlander , the Tigers received right-hander Franklin Perez , outfielder Daz Cameron (son of former Gold Glove outfielder Mike Cameron ) and catcher Jake Rogers . Upton does have the option to opt-out of his contract after this season, however. Verlander , 34, makes $28 million in each of the next two seasons. (more...)
Sabathia, Yankees top Sox Sabathia, Yankees top Sox
- September 01, 2017

I have to try bunting. MINNEAPOLIS - Max Kepler was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Minnesota rallied to beat Chicago for its fourth straight win. CC Sabathia continued to stifle the Boston Red Sox . Manager Joe Girardi said he doesn't think it's a coincidence that the 37-year-old Sabathia has been so good after the Yankees have been bad. (more...)
Wozniacki disgruntled to see Sharapova take centre stage at US Open Wozniacki disgruntled to see Sharapova take centre stage at US Open
- September 01, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki took shots at both Maria Sharapova and the USTA on her way out of the 2017 U.S. Open. 'I think putting out a schedule where the No. 29 seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the third round. In March, Wozniacki was critical of Sharapova receiving a wild-card entry into April's Porsche Grand Prix, calling it "disrespectful". (more...)
Top Office: Not Considering US Nuclear Weapon Deployment Top Office: Not Considering US Nuclear Weapon Deployment
- September 01, 2017

The two men agreed to push forward discussions about revising the bilateral missile guideline. Seo Joo-seok, the deputy defense minister, told the parliament Thursday he is aware that the Americans also are less than enthusiastic about redeploying nukes to the South. (more...)
Triple H discusses Ronda Rousey possibly joining WWE Triple H discusses Ronda Rousey possibly joining WWE
- September 01, 2017

Ronda Rousey and WWE have had a very interesting relationship. UFC star-turned-actress Ronda Rousey stunned guests at her secret Hawaiian wedding by wearing a couture bridal gown by Israeli designer Galia Lahav . If Ronda Rousey is done with MMA and wants to start a new career, the WWE is ready for her. Inspired by WWE legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper , Rhonda Rousey's future at UFC is still up in the air as president Dana White still has her under a full time contractual agreement. (more...)
Manchester City prepare £70million offer for Arsenal star Manchester City prepare £70million offer for Arsenal star
- September 01, 2017

Neville believes Sterling is too inconsistent to be considered a worthy replacement for Sanchez, despite scoring twice for City already this season. Sanchez has made it clear that he wants to leave Arsenal , and he has been pushing for a move all summer. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Causing Gas Prices To Rise Across The Southeast Hurricane Harvey Causing Gas Prices To Rise Across The Southeast
- September 01, 2017

AAA said gas prices have already jumped an average of.10 cents a gallon in the last week, and that's only expected to rise.Houston may be almost 2,000 miles away, but we're feeling the impact of Hurricane Harvey here in western MA at the gas pumps. (more...)
Mignolet rested, Sanchez returns for Arsenal Mignolet rested, Sanchez returns for Arsenal
- September 01, 2017

Mignolet has started all four of Liverpool's games so far this season in the league and Europe and only recently earned praise from Klopp for his form over the summer. "That's football, but if you have to tell a player "look, if we have the ball there, cross it, and if you see him with the ball there, run", that's what we did 500 times ". (more...)
Arsenal´s Perez heads back to Deportivo on loan Arsenal´s Perez heads back to Deportivo on loan
- September 01, 2017

Despite his limited appearances, Perez did enjoy a one-in-three strike rate as he scored seven goals in his 21 appearances for the Gunners. Perez's future at Arsenal has been the subject of speculation all summer with the player seeking a move away after falling out of favour under Arsene Wenger . (more...)