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Douglas Luiz convinces Pep Guardiola he is the man for midfield

Douglas Luiz convinces Pep Guardiola he is the man for midfield As always, feel free to post to your own Manchester City and/or Chelsea starting XI predictions , as well as your score predictions , in the comments section below. Chelsea's season of discontent has had consequences with Eden Hazard , Thibaut Courtois, Alvaro Morata and Willian either eyeing the exit or attracting attention from other clubs. [Full Article...]

Number confirmed (sort of) for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson

Number confirmed (sort of) for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Liverpool face Napoli on Saturday as they wind down their pre-season, with Alisson set to make his debut. Liverpool have since splashed £67 million on Alisson from AS Roma, who will inevitably become their number one ahead of the likes of Karius, so perhaps a move to build his confidence would be the best for both parties. [Full Article...]

Maurizio Sarri: 'Chelsea only need one more player'

Maurizio Sarri: 'Chelsea only need one more player' The FA will permit one break in each half, the first around the 25-minute mark and another around 70 minutes, but the teams will be told the breaks will last only a minute and that coaching staff are not permitted onto the field of play during that time. [Full Article...]

Sam Curran rips through India but Virat Kohli remains after costly drops

Sam Curran rips through India but Virat Kohli remains after costly drops On 97, Stokes dropped short and Kohli leaned back to punch the ball through point for four, before letting out a loud roar in celebration. The innings gave India a solid advantage in the first innings and with Indian bowlers performing well, England were beaten by an innings and 36 runs. [Full Article...]

Sarri Concerned Over Willian Absence

Sarri Concerned Over Willian Absence The Blues were edged 6-5 by Arsenal in a penalty shootout at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, but that didn't sap their morale. And his display also prompted the Telegraph to write: "Callum Hudson-Odoi capped what has already been an outstanding pre-season with a wonderful individual display that has helped convince Sarri that he should stay with the senior squad rather than go on loan n... [Full Article...]

Urban Meyer's Job in Serious Jeopardy Over Handling of Abuse Allegations

Urban Meyer's Job in Serious Jeopardy Over Handling of Abuse Allegations Zach Smith's ex-wife accuses him of abusing her for years, most recently in 2015. Meyer said he was aware of an incident involving Zach and Courtney Smith in 2009, while they were still married. "I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter", Meyer said. Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach in Meyer's absence. [Full Article...]

England´s story in Test cricket as they reach 1,000 games

England´s story in Test cricket as they reach 1,000 games But Buttler , speaking to reporters at The Oval, said there had been more to his personal IPL experience than the five successive half-centuries he made for the Rajasthan Royals, culminating with two unbeaten 90s, in this year's edition. "The team will be celebrated with a day of activity at Edgbaston on Day three of the Specsavers Test against India on Friday 3rd August. There is a lot more fa... [Full Article...]

Valtteri Bottas and Toto Wolff reconcile 'wingman' spat after Hungarian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas and Toto Wolff reconcile 'wingman' spat after Hungarian Grand Prix He got in front of Bottas who then ran into the back of Vettel damaging his front wing. Bottas, who lost part of his front wing, dropped to fifth after a late collision with Daniel Ricciardo , who overtook the Finn on the final lap in his second shot at the wounded Mercedes vehicle. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho's frustrations with missing Manchester United players at ICC understandable - Stillitano

So, I think we have fantastic players, but, of course, always managers want to improve their teams, but it's not my business. "You want to fight for the titles but you don't have the team with you to work for it right now". "The positive feeling is to win the first Premier League match", Mourinho said before the match. Get the latest World Cup news updates. "The players that we have bought one... [Full Article...]

Mitrovic returns to Fulham after brilliant loan spell

Mitrovic returns to Fulham after brilliant loan spell A story that has rumbled on for months, it seems that Aleksandar Mitrovic's permanent transfer to Fulham is set to go ahead as Sky Sports stated over the weekend he was in London finalising his transfer to the newly-promoted club. "Mitrovic originally joined the Whites on loan at the 11th hour on deadline day in January, and went on to have a hugely significant impact in our promotion to the... [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant Needs To Pick His Battles

Kevin Durant Needs To Pick His Battles This time, he went after CJ McCollum . Why isn't McCollum seen as being upset for responding to a tweet asking if it was appropriate to call Durant a certain name for leaving the Thunder to join the Warriors? Durant told Yahoo Sports. [Full Article...]

Eden Hazard move ruled out as Julen Lopetegui backs Isco

Eden Hazard move ruled out as Julen Lopetegui backs Isco As always, until it's actually an officially done deal, take the rumors with a grain of salt. The Blues look to have done enough to keep hold of Eden Hazard this summer, with reports in Spain suggesting Los Blancos have ended their interest in the attacker. [Full Article...]

Thomas in yellow, Froome slips, Martin finishes second

Thomas in yellow, Froome slips, Martin finishes second The defending champion came to France looking for a record-equalling fifth Tour crown and a rare Giro-Tour double, but after fading in the final two kilometres on Wednesday, Froome said he was all in for Thomas. Yet when he arrived back at his team bus and responded to questions in French, he seemed dazed by the stage, a demeanour that was perhaps partly attributable to his collision with a poli... [Full Article...]

Red-hot Cubs bolster rotation by trading for Cole Hamels

Red-hot Cubs bolster rotation by trading for Cole Hamels He is 1-7 with a 6.41 ERA and an opponents' OPS of.911 at the Rangers' hitter-friendly Globe Life Park - and has an extensive postseason pedigree. "He has pitched in some pretty big games [and] he's done very well", Cubs Manager Joe Maddon told reporters Thursday, as the Hamels talks were heating up. [Full Article...]

Midfield Already Crowded - Mixed Opinions From Arsenal Fans On Steven N'Zonzi

Midfield Already Crowded - Mixed Opinions From Arsenal Fans On Steven N'Zonzi Ramsey captained Arsenal against Atlético, with the match finishing 1-1 in normal time before the La Liga club won 3-1 on penalties. Arsenal took on Atletico Madrid in Singapore in the club's first match of the pre-season tour. "He started today because his performance is good each day in training". Calum Chambers has been playing alongside Sokratis in training ahead of the game so we co... [Full Article...]

With A.L. East title slipping away, Yankees trade for J.A

With A.L. East title slipping away, Yankees trade for J.A In Drury and McKinney, the Yankees traded two players with no obvious long-term fit. Even after a deal to acquire left-handed starting pitcher J.A. "It wasn't what I planned", he said. "We'll have opportunities for guys to play, there's no doubt about that". "Hopefully, this is a fresh opportunity". [Full Article...]

Guardiola pens new City contract

Guardiola pens new City contract This was certainly the case in a brilliant International Champions Cup game between Manchester City and Liverpool last night at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, with both teams providing individual highlights. "We are happy as a club to have 16 players out and the most [of any club] with their national teams, that's a good sign for the club". Jurgen Klopp has been one of the biggest spen... [Full Article...]

Pep: Hart’s future uncertain, will play in preseason

Pep: Hart’s future uncertain, will play in preseason Joe Hart has confirmed he intends to cut ties with Manchester City in the coming weeks. Sancho left Manchester for Dortmund last summer after reportedly having concerns over his path from City's youth setup into the first team , and he showed why the Bundesliga giants paid a reported £8 million for his services. [Full Article...]

Newsnight gaffe confuses Imran Khan with fellow Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram

Newsnight gaffe confuses Imran Khan with fellow Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram In an effort to increase voter participation, the Election Commission has declared a public holiday on Wednesday. The PML-N, on the other hand, says it is the target of the alleged military machinations, with candidates under pressure and Nawaz Sharif ousted from power previous year and jailed over a corruption conviction days before the vote, removing Khan's most unsafe foe from the race. [Full Article...]

Woods's Carnoustie close call was no fluke, says Spieth

Woods's Carnoustie close call was no fluke, says Spieth Molinari made history by becoming Italy's first ever major victor and admitted he would probably need to change his flight home so he can celebrate becoming the first player from the country to win a major. Woods made a 40-footer on the ninth for his third birdie against no bogeys on the front nine to get to 3-under par for the tournament. The Northern Irishman's clenched-fist celebration underl... [Full Article...]


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