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Emery Impressed with Iwobi... confirms Nigerian's new Arsenal Contract
- July 28, 2018

I have never said that I have wanted to be anywhere else. "Now, for me, it's the moment to work on tactical things, to work on getting every player up to speed". Arsenal are in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Stanley Nsoki, according to various reports. Iwobi appears to be a big part of Emery's plans at the Emirates and is sure to feature regularly next season, given that he is one of the club's few, natural wide players in the first-team. (more...)
Klopp condemns 'ruthless and brutal' Ramos Klopp condemns 'ruthless and brutal' Ramos
- July 28, 2018

Loris Karius took over from Simon Mignolet as No.1 midway through last season and did a good enough job until two huge mistakes against Real Madrid cost them in the Champions League final. 'If he is happy about our transfers even better, but we know that it does not mean you win automatically whatever. "In this situation we didn't get it and, if you write this, people will say I am weak or a bad loser or a whiner". (more...)
Darmian can leave Man United for the right price, says Mourinho Darmian can leave Man United for the right price, says Mourinho
- July 28, 2018

Due to his lack of regular game time, the Italy worldwide wants a move elsewhere, with Juventus reportedly keen. I don't think the injury of Antonio Valencia is a big injury. Speaking on Alan Brazil's Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT, via the Daily Star , Sam Allardyce discussed what he feels is needed to succeed as a defender for the Red Devils , with the former Everton manager admitting he feels Maguire is definitely good enough to make the transition to Manchester. (more...)
Aston Villa quashes Henry speculation Aston Villa quashes Henry speculation
- July 28, 2018

Thierry Henry had been sounded out about a potential succession but Sawiris and Edens have made a decision to stick with the 57-year-old who guided the side to last season's Championship play-off final. The duo bought into Villa last week, putting "significant investment" into the club, which was struggling financially under Dr Tony Xia. Bruce has been linked with a move away from Villa following the arrival of their new owners. (more...)
Serena Williams Calls Frequent, Random Drug Tests ‘Discrimination’ Serena Williams Calls Frequent, Random Drug Tests ‘Discrimination’
- July 28, 2018

In an interview with InStyle, the 38-year-old told interviewer Laura Brown : "I think some of my best advice comes from my sister Serena". She then added that despite that, she is "ready to do whatever it takes to have a clean sport". Reacting to the report which also documented an unscheduled visit from a tester at her Florida home, Williams said it was "unfortunate" that she was being targeted by anti-doping officials. (more...)
Riders hit by tear gas on Tour de France Riders hit by tear gas on Tour de France
- July 28, 2018

Tom Dumoulin is keeping hope but considers the Tour de France win nearly impossible given how race leader Geraint Thomas (Sky) has been unflappable so far. On longer mountain stages, the top-placed riders usually wait until the final climb to swing into action, saving precious energy in the preceding hours for what they hope will be a decisive attack with the finish line approaching. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Manchester United need to win trophies
- July 27, 2018

United have not won the Premier League since 2013 - the season when Sir Alex Ferguson retired. "He is on holiday and I don't know if he fancies being back before that to put himself available for the team - or if he prefers to stay on holiday". (more...)
Mourinho: Heavy spending piles pressure on Liverpool
- July 27, 2018

Mourinho believes Liverpool's summer spending means they face enormous pressure to win the crown, with the United boss labelling Klopp's change in transfer policy as "funny". Jose Mourinho has had his say about Liverpool's lavish spending compared to what we have done in the market. I'm sure they'll do business in the next few days. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo fined €3.2m, but set to escape prison Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo fined €3.2m, but set to escape prison
- July 27, 2018

Spain's Treasury and Prosecutor still consider that Ronaldo should be handed down a prison sentence because, even if he does not have to serve time, he would have a criminal record which would act as a deterrent toward re-offending at that time. (more...)
Chicago Cubs acquire lefty Cole Hamels in trade with Texas Rangers Chicago Cubs acquire lefty Cole Hamels in trade with Texas Rangers
- July 27, 2018

Hamels is making $23.5 million this season, and has a team option for $20 million with a $6 million buyout for next season. In his last home start for Texas before the deadline, Hamels allowed seven runs on Monday night against Oakland. July 31, 2012: Rangers acquire starter Ryan Dempster for Kyle Hendricks and Christian Villanueva. Hamels carried a 3.61 ERA at the end of June, before a rough July (1-3, 11.12 ERA) sent his ERA climbing and his price dropping. (more...)
Thomas finally shakes off understudy role as Tour triumph looms Thomas finally shakes off understudy role as Tour triumph looms
- July 27, 2018

The final stage of the 2018 Tour de France is on Sunday, wrapping up in Paris Champs-Elysees. "Apparently he was doing the same to Quintana", Thomas said, referring to stage victor Nairo Quintana of Movistar. But he unleashed a stunning ride that after 2hrs 21m 27s gave him victory by 28s from Irishman Dan Martin (Team UAE-Emirates) and 47s ahead of third-placed Thomas. (more...)
Jose Mourinho open to selling Matteo Darmian if valuation is met Jose Mourinho open to selling Matteo Darmian if valuation is met
- July 27, 2018

Hopefully he can gain enough fitness to help Jose Mourinho's men kickstart their Premier League season in what is certainly a crucial year for the club. For Shaw, he was never properly out of shape, as the Englishman believes he simply has a different kind of body. Of course this season I want to do it. (more...)
Salah, Mane on target in Man. City vs Liverpool game Salah, Mane on target in Man. City vs Liverpool game
- July 27, 2018

The Spaniard clinched the Premier League and League Cup titles with City last season and has now penned a deal that extends his stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2021. The arrival of club-record signing Riyad Mahrez adds extra competition to Guardiola's attacking options and even if he was exceptional last season, Sane can not afford to rest on his laurels. (more...)
DeMar DeRozan feels mistreated in wake of Raptors trade to Spurs DeMar DeRozan feels mistreated in wake of Raptors trade to Spurs
- July 27, 2018

It's been a week since the Toronto Raptors sent shockwaves through the basketball world, sending DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard in a four-player deal. Kyle Lowry did not speak to media but will do so Friday, his first public comments since the trade that weren't on DeRozan's Instagram story. "It was what I needed, so it was cool". (more...)
Kevin Durant Claims Media Trying To Make Him Look 'Sensitive' Kevin Durant Claims Media Trying To Make Him Look 'Sensitive'
- July 27, 2018

A day after Durant joined the Blazers guard on his Pull Up podcast, things heated up on Twitter, after McCollum called Durant's decision to join the Warriors soft, and made a freaky analogy about a gang fight. And I love it because it ain't going to stop. But, in defending himself, Durant tried to broaden the conversation and attempted to twist outsiders' perspectives on why he does what he does, and says what he says on social media. (more...)
Illini will open the 2018 Maui Invitation against Gonzaga
- July 27, 2018

The Aztecs current Head Coach is Brian Dutcher , who in his first season at the helm of the San Diego State basketball program took the Aztecs to the NCAA Tournament. Arizona is a two-time Maui champion and Gonzaga and IL both have won titles. Gonzaga is ranked as a top-five team in many preseason media polls with an experienced roster. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have to win the Premier League Jose Mourinho: Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have to win the Premier League
- July 27, 2018

While some critics will point to Mourinho as part of the problem in how he plays 25-year-old Pogba at club level, the Portuguese coach does not see himself the root of the problem. "The offers we have received for him up until now have not come close to being accepted". The 29-year-old Tottenham central defender has been linked with a move here for much of the summer given that he has only a year left on his contract in North London. (more...)
Xherdan Shaqiri hits back at criticism from Gary and Phil Neville Xherdan Shaqiri hits back at criticism from Gary and Phil Neville
- July 27, 2018

Shaqiri responded to the Neville brothers' critiques and in doing invoked the arch-rivalry between the two clubs. "I need a few training sessions and then I hope I can get some minutes against Manchester United ". With Stoke now relegated , Shaqiri had no interest in plying his trade in the championship this upcoming season, and thus he got a move he wanted to a bigger and better club. (more...)
Blue Jays close to sending J.A. Happ to Yankees Blue Jays close to sending J.A. Happ to Yankees
- July 26, 2018

Their long-anticipated trade of left-handed starter J.A. Happ will be something of a preliminary, too. So, perhaps the Yankees , who believe in using breaking balls more than ever, will try to get the 35-year-old lefty to further incorporate his slider. (more...)
Yankees to acquire Orioles LHP Britton Yankees to acquire Orioles LHP Britton
- July 26, 2018

He's a great teammate and a great friend of mine. Unlike previous year, though, which saw David Robertson , Todd Frazier and Tommy Kahnle show up in Minnesota mid-game the day after a late-night acquisition from the White Sox, Britton didn't join the Yankees in Tampa, with Cashman instead waiting to have the newest Yankee join his new team back in NY on Thursday. (more...)

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