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by | August 12, 2017 | 10:42

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to shake hands on a new deal for Zlatan Ibrahmovic as he prepares for the visit of West Ham tomorrow. 'I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it. This week's remarkable interview by the latter has led links with Old Trafford to grow and Mourinho has not ruled out a move for a full-back this month.

by | August 12, 2017 | 10:45

This was evident earlier in the offseason when the Bills chose to not pick up the fifth-year option for Watkins . Hue Jackson and company will not only have multiple first-rounders again in 2018, they now own three picks in the second round of next year's draft.

by | August 12, 2017 | 08:15

Matic played a pivotal part in Chelsea's title success last season as he averaged three defensive actions per game in the Premier League , while he was successful with 88% of the passes that he attempted. "I admit it's a very important amount (the fee) but I have personality to play quietly and go my way,"Morata told Marca , as reported by the Metro .

by | August 12, 2017 | 08:05

Coburn grabbed the gold in a championship-record of 9 minutes, 2.58 seconds. Frerichs entered the world championships with a personal-best time of 9:19.09; she ran a blistering 9:03.77 Friday. There was no doubt that Coburn was a potential medal contender heading into the final, though both her and Frerichs remained calm and composed throughout to secure a surprising American 1-2 in London.

by | August 12, 2017 | 08:00

Ederson is well known for his exceptional ball playing ability for a goalie and his great reflexes. The Argentinian bagged 20 league goals in 31 appearances last season, winning Guardiola over with some stunning late form, while Dunk was named in the Championship team of the year.

by | August 12, 2017 | 07:24

When asked if he was anxious Malignaggi would leak any secrets to Mayweather, McGregor simply said , "Let him". While McGregor has been incredibly accomplished inside the Octagon, a four-sided ring with 10- or 8-ounce gloves on is notably different.

by | August 12, 2017 | 07:12

The Brazil global emailed a transfer request yesterday to Liverpool's sporting director, Michael Edwards , in direct response to a statement from the club's owner, Fenway Sports Group , that he will not be sold this summer. The statement said: " Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail ". But Coutinho responded to Liverpool's stance by declaring his intentions via email to head for the exit.

by | August 12, 2017 | 07:05

Leicester City will be Arsenal tonight in the opening game of the new season. Mourinho has added Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined cost of £147 million but has lost Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney while Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are long-term absentees through injury.

by | August 12, 2017 | 06:54

Following his arrival at the Etihad previous year, the Spaniard spent £171.5m on new players but could only guide the club to third in the Premier League , 15 points behind champions Chelsea. Brighton and Hove Albion are eager to make their English Premier League (EPL) debut against Manchester City on Saturday. One of the Sky Blues' current key weaknesses is in central defence, where John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have yet to convince.

by | August 12, 2017 | 06:50

Wenger said the forward had sustained an abdominal injury and was likely to miss both tomorrow's Premier League opener at home to Leicester City and the trip to Stoke City on August 19. and of course Koscielny is suspended. "There were hard moments when we were down and we managed to get out of that and it's great to see". "The Premier League is the most competitive league in the world and Arsenal are one of the best clubs in it, year after year they've shown their consistency", he said.

by | August 12, 2017 | 06:05

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider reported that the 34-year-old Cutler will pocket an additional $3 million in incentives from the deal. Tannehill opted against having the knee surgically repaired a year ago. The Miami Dolphins were expected to make some noise in the AFC and make a run in the playoffs behind QB Ryan Tannehill and HC Adam Gase . The Dolphins will turn the page and move forward with Cutler this season.

by | August 12, 2017 | 06:05

There is no doubt they look short, which showed in Sunday's penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal . Now, in a recent interview with Sky Sports , Conte acknowledged the brilliance of Matic and his importance to the team, while also expressing his disappointment at being forced to let go of the midfield anchorman.

by | August 12, 2017 | 05:55

I don't want to make it all about the quarterback. "I think there are some things we have to get cleaned up with him really quickly". "When he had an opportunity to rush, he rushed well". "The Saints were very straightforward in what they were going to do". Peppers will be another exciting player to watch going forward, especially on special teams.

by | August 12, 2017 | 05:39

It's a first for the Premier League, as the season kicks off with a lone Friday night matchup. One of the opening matches of the season is also one of the most anticipated as Leicester City take on Arsenal . The England striker could have been turning out for the home side had he opted to accept a move to the Emirates Stadium last summer. Lacazette is the seventh Arsenal player to score on his first Premier League appearance.

by | August 12, 2017 | 05:41

He's made history everywhere with Porto, Inter and now he can do it with Manchester United. There´s a gulf between Albion and City. "People say in my first press conference we are favourites". "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City ". 'Obviously [we wanted] a player for another position playing from the sides, but we have players and if you can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have people that we trust and we go for it'.

by | August 12, 2017 | 04:58

And the top seed, who last topped the rankings in 2014, quickly found his groove by dismantling his 20-year-old opponent 6-1 6-2 to reach the last 16. The Swiss Maestro is into the quarterfinals himself in Canada, but can not catch Murray in the rankings on Monday even if Federer should win the title.

by | August 12, 2017 | 04:54

Frank Lampard has stated that Chelsea require a "plan B" to retain their Premier League title and believes Antonio Conte has some work to do in the transfer market this summer. The focus may have been on Manchester last season , but the title went to the capital and the run-in was a battle between two London clubs. "I think the [Matic] sale at this moment in time , with that Chelsea squad, could cost them the league".

by | August 12, 2017 | 04:11

Chelsea , who were not in Europe but won the domestic title by seven points in Conte's first season in charge, have signed four players so far, including striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid . "If the club decide to send on loan players for their development it's because these players are not ready to play for Chelsea ". However, the midfielder is coming back from surgery and has not yet made his debut.

by | August 12, 2017 | 03:46

La Liga's tally was 61, Serie A's 59 and Ligue 1's only 54, while Bundesliga recorded only 50 goals. It's not like they are going to sell him for £ 50m and take £200 of everybody's season tickets because we've sold our best player. Supporting the Frenchman in the attack will be Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil . All our players got a decent number of minutes of good competition, so overall the preparation of the squad looks good.

by | August 12, 2017 | 03:42

Mourinho confirmed United are in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, following reports from Sky in Italy earlier this week. He suffered ligament damage in his knee in a Europa League match against Anderlecht in April this year and was ruled out for the remainder of the season and at least the first half of the new campaign.

by | August 12, 2017 | 03:45

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that the clubs needs to spend money to replace experienced players like John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic. "I have to say that it is a odd move, it really is, to sell to one of your main rivals". With Eden Hazard already sidelined having broken his ankle in June, Pedro's absence will be a major blow to our chances - especially with the squad depth issues that Conte is having to deal with now.

by | August 12, 2017 | 03:06

In his three years in Philadelphia, he had 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns. Although affordability played a factor, Roseman insisted that there was never an issue between the Eagles and Jordan Matthews's price point, saying that it never came down to a gap in negotiations.

by | August 12, 2017 | 02:43

Freeman, who joins the Steelers' Le'Veon Bell and the Bills' LeSean McCoy as the only three running backs to finish with top-25 grades from Pro Football Focus in both rushing and receiving over the last two seasons, was asked after the game what separates him from some of the elite backs now playing in the NFL .

by | August 12, 2017 | 02:27

After previously struggling to establish himself, Isco emerged as one of Real's key players in the closing stages of last season as the club captured La Liga and Champions League honours. AS now claims that a reliable club source has confirmed that the agreement is all but done and will be announced in the coming days. Real Madrid star Isco has reportedly signed a new four-year contract with the club that will keep him at the Bernabeu until at least the summer of 2021, while ...

by | August 12, 2017 | 01:37

I congratulated him and said that I'm very happy for him, that Stoke isn't that far away and that we can see each other. "It's not something urgent, that we are desperate to have it done or not done, I just think that he was very clear by showing what he did past year was not enough for him".

by | August 12, 2017 | 01:09

The Los Angeles Rams have upgraded in the wide receiver department after trading for Buffalo Bills pass catcher Sammy Watkins . Eagles get: cornerback Ronald Darby . The shakeup continues an offseason overhaul under new coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane. L.A. signed Watkins' former (and once again current) teammate Robert Woods in the offseason and drafted former Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp in the third round of the 2017 Draft, and former Texas A&M ...

by | August 12, 2017 | 00:25

Jeter plans to run both the business side and baseball side of the franchise. The Sherman/Jeter group, which includes about 16 investors, has raised the money required to purchase the franchise after months of negotiations and jostling between Loria and interested parties.

by | August 11, 2017 | 23:52

It's more torturous to be beaten by an opponent not at his best, more disheartening to be defeated by a competitor so clearly procrastinating. Manager Dave Roberts reported Tuesday that Kershaw (back) will likely throw a bullpen session this weekend in Los Angeles, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

by | August 11, 2017 | 23:44

The Reds said earlier that the player is not for sale and will remain at the club when the summer transfer window closes. A bungled move for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk led to the Saints reporting Liverpool to the FA, but there is still a chance that deal could go through in the coming weeks after the player submitted a written transfer request.

by | August 11, 2017 | 23:36

Murphy went down against the Ravens during the Redskins' first preseason game, Thursday night. Murphy's injury was initially called a knee sprain but an MRI Friday morning showed the damage to be far worse. Murphy has 112 tackles in three National Football League seasons. Murphy will miss the 2017 season and deprive the Redskins of a key pass rusher.

by | August 11, 2017 | 23:19

This year, in an effort to dismiss claims of vote-rigging, the IEBC had introduced a computer system - Kenya Integrated Elections Management System - which can identify voters, transmit results from outlying regions and tally up the final figures.

by | August 11, 2017 | 22:32

The 20-year-old looks ready for the challenge after scoring 26 goals while on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season. "The mentality of the manager is playing good and winning - not just winning", Toure said. Cristiano and Nani told me that Manchester is a great city. "Maybe he'll get minutes in Girona [on August 15]". Suffice to say, Busquets has etched his place in history and is rightly regarded as one of the best holding midfielders of all time.

by | August 11, 2017 | 21:27

Ibrahimovic is a free agent after United decided not to offer a new deal at the end of the season. " Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it, but the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely", said Mourinho .

by | August 11, 2017 | 20:53

Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City's current spending levels are "unsustainable" and insists this summer's record-breaking splurge is just a one-off. Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more. "Sooner or later it's going to finish", he said.

by | August 11, 2017 | 20:54

Darby, a former second-round pick of the Bills , had two solid seasons for Buffalo, but was seen as an ideal match for a man-cover scheme. He has made 29 career starts during his two seasons, collecting 61 tackles as a rookie and 60 last season.