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Sports Lukaku wants to prove himself on European stage
Author: 0 Lukaku wants to prove himself on European stage

Mourinho has identified two positions in his team that he feels he needs to strengthen and suggested that with the arrival of two new faces, United's transfer window will be complete. It's well documented how much Pogba was recruiting Lukaku , and when the Belgian striker's move became official, the Pogba reaction posted on Instagram quickly went viral worldwide .

Sports Everton FC can fill Romelu Lukaku goal void
Author: 0 Everton FC can fill Romelu Lukaku goal void

On comparison to Drogba, the Belgian player said , "Drogba is more of a hold-up player, a target man". Lukaku is one of only three players to have scored more than 10 goals in each of the past five Premier League seasons (alongside Olivier Giroud and Sergio Aguero).

Sports Manchester City goes on a buying spree
Author: 0 Manchester City goes on a buying spree

Manchester City will continue spending as they have reportedly agreed a €57.5m (£51.6m, $67m) deal for another full-back in Monaco's Benjamin Mendy which if completed, could take the club's summer spending to a total of £230m ($298.9m) - a global record for a transfer fee total in a single window.

Sports Todd Frazier's first home at bat with Yankees turns into triple play
Author: 0 Todd Frazier's first home at bat with Yankees turns into triple play

For the first time since being traded to the Yankees, Todd Frazier suited up in pinstripes and played in front of the Yankee Stadium crowd as a member of the home team. Montgomery was pelted for six earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins. Montgomery yielded just one run on two hits in 6⅔ innings.

Sports Big Ten Media Days
Author: 0 Big Ten Media Days

Jones agreed and joked Magnus had said "everything I was going to say except the college championship game that we don't have". There have been rumblings that the target date for the game is 2020. Not necessarily, but fans will have to live with it. Now, the Big Ten is part of that mix. After beating Ohio State past year, the Nittany Lions have to go to Columbus to try to knock off the Buckeyes.

Sports Patriots wideout Andrew Hawkins opts to retire
Author: 0 Patriots wideout Andrew Hawkins opts to retire

He called head coach Bill Belichick and advised him of his decision. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says Hawkins has pledged his brain for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. He finishes his National Football League career with 209 catches for 2,419 yards and nine touchdowns. Undrafted rookie Austin Carr , the Big Ten receiver of the year in 2016, comes to mind as a top candidate.

Sports Spieth making most of Open triumph
Author: 0 Spieth making most of Open triumph

View the day's summaries, game recaps, standings and more in The Sacramento Bee e-Edition. I'm not comparing myself to Jack. I don't think we will ever see another Tiger, not in my lifetime anyway. The two-time major champion teed off Sunday under sunny skies and with a three-shot lead over Matt Kuchar, his playing partner. Henrik Stenson finished with four birdies over the last five holes at Royal Troon previous year to pull away from Phil Mickelson in one of golf's greatest duels.

Sports Make it a double: Ledecky begins worlds with a pair of golds
Author: 0 Make it a double: Ledecky begins worlds with a pair of golds

The U.S. took three of the first four swimming events, holding off hard-charging Brazil in the men's relay. Ledecky finished the opening day of the world champs with two golds after her victory in the women's 400m freestyle final earlier at the Duna Arena.

Sports CTE Found In The Brains Of 110 Former NFL Players
Author: 0 CTE Found In The Brains Of 110 Former NFL Players

Most of the men in the new study had played in high school or college, or at the professional level. "It's like a storm that you can't quite get out of", his wife said. And [researchers] did find increasing CTE pathology in the cases [of players] who were older. We actually don't know what the causative factors are or the risk factors [for CTE].

Sports Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon lost for season with torn meniscus
Author: 0 Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon lost for season with torn meniscus

The extent of the meniscus tear was not yet known, leaving open the possibility that Dixon could return in the normal 4-6 week time frame . Baltimore's running game was dismal last season and ranked 28th in the league with an average of 91.4 rushing yards per game.

Sports Orlando City Shells Out to Acquire Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer
Author: 0 Orlando City Shells Out to Acquire Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer

I don't know that we do. Vermes added: "At the same time this is an incredible resource to help us navigate the salary cap over the next so many years". The couple lives with their infant son Cassius in the Kansas City area. After acquiring USA citizenship in March, Dwyer made his national team debut this month and scored in a friendly against Ghana before striking again in the U.S.'s CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Panama.

Sports Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight tears ACL, expected to miss 2017-18 season
Author: 0 Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight tears ACL, expected to miss 2017-18 season

Now, it appears that there's a chance Knight won't participate at all during the 2017-18 season as the result of an ACL tear in his left knee, which he suffered while playing in his native South Florida. Knight had averaged 19.2 points and 5.1 assists per contest that year, but played just 52 games. The 6-3 point guard averaged a career-low 11.0 points per game in his third full season in Phoenix .

Sports MSNBC Makes Network History With Stretch Of No. 1 Cable Ratings
Author: 0 MSNBC Makes Network History With Stretch Of No. 1 Cable Ratings

Rachel Maddow has led MSNBC to the top of cable news , and thanks to the unpopularity of Trump, their viewership can only be expected to grow. Despite MSNBC's recent success, Fox News remains atop year-to-date ratings across the board. Fox News has been the top cable news network in total day for 29 consecutive weeks. From July 17-21, MSNBC averaged 2.34 million viewers from 8-11 p.m., topping its nearest cable news competitor, Fox News (2.25 million).

Sports Michael Vick joins Chiefs camp as coaching intern
Author: 0 Michael Vick joins Chiefs camp as coaching intern

Vick is now a working with Reid as a coaching intern with the Chiefs . Vick spent four seasons with Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles , from 2009-2012, after the quarterback was released from prison following his role in running a dog-fighting ring.

Sports India lost the cup, but won hearts
Author: 0 India lost the cup, but won hearts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi , however, patted the Indian women's cricket team for their performance. With the ball, Anya provided her team with an early breakthrough by sending Smriti Mandhana packing after India had only put 5 runs on the board.

Sports OSHA, What Say You About Michael Phelps vs. Shark?
Author: 0 OSHA, What Say You About Michael Phelps vs. Shark?

The shark ended up beating Phelps in the 100-metre race by two seconds. "You're not going to get the shark to swim in a straight line, and yeah, it would be interesting to see", he scoffed. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White in which he raced the risky predator.sort of. I think that's the one thing we all - we want everyone to know - I was safe, which was number one.

Author: 0 Chelsea Ready For £50m Matic Deal

When United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward first approached Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy - and put forward a preliminary offer of £25m - he was told, in no uncertain terms, that Dier was not for sale. Chelsea would be prepared to sell for less to a foreign club, with Juventus among the interested parties, but they are smarting over how United hijacked their move for Lukaku.

Sports Crystal Palace boss expresses his delight at reunion with Dutch global
Author: 0 Crystal Palace boss expresses his delight at reunion with Dutch global

Riedewald , 20, worked under Eagles boss Frank de Boer at the Dutch side, and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal. Riedewald played 93 times for Ajax , scoring three goals, and won the Eredivisie title in 2014 under De Boer. Riedewald explained: "He called me a couple of weeks ago and convinced me to come to this club", Riedewald told the club website. "He will be an excellent addition to our squad, Jairo is a young player but already has a lot of experience".

Sports Love Island contestants set to make millions
Author: 0 Love Island contestants set to make millions

This year's Love Island has been something of a surprise hit for the channel, and has developed a cult following since this series launched at the beginning of June. And it turns out the boys were SO popular that fans have been campaigning online for them to start their own reality show now they've been released from the villa.

Author: 0 Manchester City Complete Benjamin Mendy Capture

The left full-back is expected to join up with his new teammates in the U.S. where Pep Guardiola and his squad are preparing for their second pre-season tour game against Real Madrid in LA. That contest is due to be staged at the famous Coliseum stadium in Los Angeles . 'He is undoubtedly one of the world's best full-backs, our No.1 target in this position.

Sports Gulfport's Matt Luke discusses 'dream job' as Ole Miss' next football coach
Author: 0 Gulfport's Matt Luke discusses 'dream job' as Ole Miss' next football coach

It's your university, it's my university, it's our university. Mars is requesting that Nutt receives a public apology from Ole Miss, as well as "public acknowledgement that the school (specifically Freeze and athletic director Ross Bjork) misled the public by portraying a 2016 NCAA Notice of Allegations as primarily a Nutt problem and not a Freeze problem" and compensatory cash for damages.

Author: 0 United handed boost as Ancelotti admits star could leave Bayern

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says his players are eager to start playing in the UEFA Champions League after missing out last season. "To play a game like tomorrow's is very good and I hope to see the same passion from the fans as I saw in Beijing".

Sports Sanches seeking to swap Munich for Milan
Author: 0 Sanches seeking to swap Munich for Milan

Vidal featured 35 times for Bayern in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League last season, according to WhoScored.com , scoring seven goals . But now he is looking to continue to build on his promising future by leaving the Germans and although AC Milan are the favourites to continue their big summer of spending, Carlo Ancelotti also admitted United were "a possibility".

Sports Kevin Wilson wasn't at media days, but he was a hot topic
Author: 0 Kevin Wilson wasn't at media days, but he was a hot topic

Penn State's offense should be one of the most exciting on-field products in the country this season. Come to think of it, they are probably hard to sell to the diehard fans as well. Traditionally great programs. That's why (we're) very thankful to be a part of the Big Ten. Brohm could be the guy to unleash David Blough, who led the Big Ten with 279.3 passing yards per game.

Sports Broncos GM John Elway agrees to new 5-year contract
Author: 0 Broncos GM John Elway agrees to new 5-year contract

The Denver Broncos have agreed to a five-year contract extension with executive vice president of football operations/GM John Elway . Although details have yet to be released, Elway is expected to become the NFL's highest-paid general manager.

Sports Swansea City 'reject second Gylfi Sigurdsson bid' from Everton
Author: 0 Swansea City 'reject second Gylfi Sigurdsson bid' from Everton

The Swans want £50m for the 27-year-old, who scored nine goals last season. Links between Everton and attacking midfielder Sigurdsson have been present all summer-long, with Toffees boss Ronald Koeman said to be desperate to bring the Icelandic global to Goodison Park ahead of next season.

Sports MLB Notes: Twins-Braves, Royals-Padres make trades
Author: 0 MLB Notes: Twins-Braves, Royals-Padres make trades

The Dodgers lead the majors with a 68-31 record and are atop the NL West standings by 10 games. The Arkansas native was named a 2013 MLB All-Star while with the Cubs and was drafted in the second round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft by the Cincinnati Reds.

Sports PSG willing to pay Arsenal £40m for Alexis Sanchez
Author: 0 PSG willing to pay Arsenal £40m for Alexis Sanchez

But you don't want to write that but that's a version I can give you. Sanchez has got one year to go on his contract and we have no need to make money. Arsenal have remained firm that the 28-year-old will not be leaving, and Seaman believes it's vital that they stick to this as even £50-70million would not be enough to bring in a good enough replacement in this market.

Sports Juventus pull out of race to sign Matic from Chelsea
Author: 0 Juventus pull out of race to sign Matic from Chelsea

Nemanja Matic looks a dead cert for Manchester United now with reports that Eric Dier will not be allowed to leave Tottenham for Old Trafford. Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, is prepared to let the Serb join their Premier League rivals in recognition of the contribution he has made during his two spells at Stamford Bridge.

Sports Zidane confident Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid
Author: 0 Zidane confident Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid

According to the results of the survey held by as.com, 72.3% of respondents said "yes" to the question: " Should Real Madrid sign a striker following Morata's departure? ". Zinedine Zidane looked happy after Sunday's first match of the preseason , despite Real Madrid's defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the penalty shootout.

Sports Chelsea send Kenedy home from tour after Brazilian offends China
Author: 0 Chelsea send Kenedy home from tour after Brazilian offends China

He posted two videos on his Instagram account in which he was disrespectful to China and the Chinese people. "As such Chelsea will be treated as a "persona non grata" in the future". "We have listened carefully to the criticism and will use the lessons learnt over the last two days to improve our processes in future". Chinese internet users were not impressed: "You can apologize over and over again, but I have no intention to forgive you".

Sports Naby Keita to Liverpool: Reds make £74m bid for RB Leipzig star
Author: 0 Naby Keita to Liverpool: Reds make £74m bid for RB Leipzig star

Klopp have been chasing Keita all summer after earmarking the 22-year-old as a prime target but the Merseysiders have found it increasingly hard to agree a deal with Leipzig. But the pair have made peace following the bust-up. Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol today said Keita needs to hand in a transfer request if he wants to join Liverpool.

Sports Euro Giants Ready To Sell £50m Attacker To Manchester United
Author: 0 Euro Giants Ready To Sell £50m Attacker To Manchester United

Perisic has been on Jose Mourinho's radar throughout the transfer window, but United is yet to meet the asking price and Mourinho says he will not be held to ransom over signings. "From my point of view the talk is very simple - Ivan is an important player for me, then you have to ask him how he is experiencing this interest from Manchester United ".

Sports Braves send southpaw Jaime Garcia to Twins in three-player deal
Author: 0 Braves send southpaw Jaime Garcia to Twins in three-player deal

As Ken Rosenthal reports , the cash in the deal consists of the Twins taking on Garcia's remaining salary of $4.55 million, in addition to $200,000 of $300,000 owed to Recker. What did the Minnesota Twins give up? Starting pitching was the Twins' biggest need, with Kyle Gibson (6.08 ERA) and the banged-up Hector Santiago (5.63) both struggling and Phil Hughes (5.87) now on the 60-day disabled list.

Author: 0 Red Sox Promote Top Prospect Rafael Devers

He has spent most of his season with Double-A Portland, where he hit.300/.369/.575 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI in 320 plate appearances. Following a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier this month, the young lefty posted a massive 1.047 OPS with two homers in just nine games played, earning a quick jump to the majors.

Sports The Open: Branden Grace shoots 62 to make golf history
Author: 0 The Open: Branden Grace shoots 62 to make golf history

He had a one-shot lead after 13 holes, played the next four holes with two birdies and two pars and found himself two shots behind and out of luck. Spieth and Kuchar played in the final group on Saturday and will do so again in Sunday's final round, setting up a bit of a match-play scenario.

Sports Jose Mourinho sends Man United challenge to Anthony Martial
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho sends Man United challenge to Anthony Martial

For Ander (Herrera ) to come off after 10 minutes, it has to be painful. Exactly a year ago, Jose Mourinho looked visibly angry with the arrangements in China, as he sat his press-conference, bemoaning the facilities, weather and the prospect of a "double friendly" against Manchester City which never actually materialised.

Sports Ouch! Catcher needs staples after broken bat cuts him
Author: 0 Ouch! Catcher needs staples after broken bat cuts him

The Rays will need a big effort from winless Blake Snell as he takes on Baltimore's Kevin Gausman , who was dominant with nine strikeouts in seven scoreless innings against Tampa Bay on July 2. Jones hit his 19th home run in the third. NOTES: To make room for on the active roster for newly acquired RHP Sergio Romo , the Rays optioned RHP Andrew Kittredge to Triple-A Durham.

Sports Predators sign goaltender Marek Mazanec to one-year contract
Author: 0 Predators sign goaltender Marek Mazanec to one-year contract

Watson and the Predators have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday. Watson will earn $1 million this season, $1.1 million in 2018-19 and $1.2 million in the third year. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Watson was drafted 18th overall by the Predators at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft out of the OHL's Peterborough Petes. Expected to be a secondary contributor, Arvidsson erupted offensively with 31 goals and 61 points as part of Nashville's top line, tying for the team lead in each category.

Author: 0 Gujarat floods: PM Modi to take aerial survey today

The village which is located in the low lying areas of Gujarat near Bhadar river was cut off from rest of the district due to the floods. The rescue workers in large numbers are in the Dhanera and Deesa towns in Banaskantha district where residential colonies continue to be submerged in water.

Sports Bernard Tomic: My career has been awesome
Author: 0 Bernard Tomic: My career has been awesome

I haven't really tried, and [still] achieved all this. "So it's just unbelievable what I've done". Asked to provide advice to his 14-year-old self, the enigmatic Tomic was brutally honest. In it Tomic labelled the two-time US Open victor as "not that much of a nice guy" and said that he likes to "put on a show". "It was many years ago when I was young and dreaming of playing at the level where I am, and I know I never would have got there and where I am now if it wasn't for my family".

Sports Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah From Attending BCCI's SGM On July 26
Author: 0 Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah From Attending BCCI's SGM On July 26

Indicating that it may consider the plea for one-state-one-vote and stripping some of the cricketing associations of their voting rights and couple of other issues, the apex court did not cap the question of state associations nominating the people who stand disqualified under the Lodha Committee recommendations to represent them in the General Body Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) leaving it open for a future date.

Sports Turkish side Antalyaspor 'make enquiry' for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere
Author: 0 Turkish side Antalyaspor 'make enquiry' for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere

However, a surprise contender have emerged for Wilshere's signature this afternoon, in the form Turkish Super Lig outfit Antalyaspor . Wilshere, 25, was sent out on loan to Bournemouth last season in search of regular game time. Despite the fact that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger recently insisted that Wilshere would remain at the Emirates next season, the English worldwide has been heavily linked with both loan and permanent moves away from North London for several weeks now.

Sports Injury fears hit star pitchers Kershaw, Strasburg
Author: 0 Injury fears hit star pitchers Kershaw, Strasburg

Betting the runline means the favorite has to win by two or more runs (-1.5) to cash while the underdog has to win or lose by just a run (+1.5) to earn a winning ticket. That's cause for concern for the Dodgers and their fans as their record breaking season just flashed before their very eyes. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw would go on the 10-day disabled list no matter the results.

Sports [Teams] Pre-Season Friendly - Man Utd vs Real Madrid: Confirmed Line-Ups
Author: 0 [Teams] Pre-Season Friendly - Man Utd vs Real Madrid: Confirmed Line-Ups

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho said before United's friendly against Real that there was little point to pursuing Bale, who has publicly stated a desire to stay in Madrid . "I want to keep him here, to play with him, because he's a fantastic 'keeper and also my friend, and I think you can see he's very focused on Manchester United ".