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Sports Real Madrid dominate nominations for Champions League awards
Author: 0 Real Madrid dominate nominations for Champions League awards

The 2017/18 season officially kicks off for Manchester United on Tuesday night with the UEFA Super Cup tie against Real Madrid and there is plenty of intrigue surrounding Jose Mourinho's starting XI in Macedonia. Real Madrid players dominate the shortlist with six nominees, three players are nominated from Juventus while Atlético Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have one nominee each.

Sports Burnley's pre-season 'friendly' with Hannover abandoned due to crowd trouble
Author: 0 Burnley's pre-season 'friendly' with Hannover abandoned due to crowd trouble

As some of the home fans traded their section of the away stand for safer climbs within Turf Moor, riot police began to intervene, causing the second-half to be delayed. The police made a decision to call it off and we support that. He explained "it comes down to safety". Because the Dream Team game - the UK's biggest fantasy football game - is back and better than ever this season.

Sports Tottenham Receive Massive Boost in Pursuit of Argentine Centre-Back Juan Foyth
Author: 0 Tottenham Receive Massive Boost in Pursuit of Argentine Centre-Back Juan Foyth

Trippier had set up the opening goal for the hosts, attacking with verve down the flank. But the 26-year-old lasted only 41 minutes after twice being hurt in tackles with Alex Sandro. "We will now have to put our heads down and work very hard since the important game for us will be on Sunday". "We are working hard to try to bring in players, but that is a rumour and I can not confirm anything".

Sports Arsenal Handed Boost In Pursuit Of Monaco Star?
Author: 0 Arsenal Handed Boost In Pursuit Of Monaco Star?

The French coach even confirmed recently that they are in negotiations , but are yet to reach a conclusion over the move. Surely this would be better for both clubs and both players? However, Mbappé, who was injured playing for Monaco yesterday, and Sanchez are not easy deals to pull off, with Monaco putting a €180million price-tag on Mbappé and Arsenal so far unwilling to grant Alexis the move he is said to want to City.

Sports Eden Hazard fires sly dig at Neymar after £200M move
Author: 0 Eden Hazard fires sly dig at Neymar after £200M move

I think the best way also to speak about the club and to try to find the right solution, its important for me that the club knows my opinion about the number we need. "For a normal player now you must spend 40-50million for a player". The club have allowed a total of 32 players to leave either permanently or on loan, although many of those are Academy and fringe players.

Sports Neymar arrives in Paris from Barcelona ahead of £198m star's PSG unveiling
Author: 0 Neymar arrives in Paris from Barcelona ahead of £198m star's PSG unveiling

I wanted a new challenge for me. Just the opposite, I came because I want a new challenge. He said that everything, however, was "fine" in Barcelona . "I'm always hungry for football, and I think I can play". He will bring a very positive energy to this club. The "CIT" is the worldwide transfer certificate, which Neymar did not receive before the deadline.

Author: 0 Arsenal will prioritise Premier League, says Wenger

But pre-season has been far from ideal for the Blues, with manager Antonio Conte said to be frustrated at the club's sluggishness in the transfer window. Not that it was just Manchester United lads in the goals, mind you. However, I am slightly put off. Arsenal's switch to three at the back with eight league games to go unshackled Ramsey and saw his whoscored average rating for those final eight games rise to 7.11, compared to 6.57 in the eight previous.

Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte braced for toughest season of his career

The Blues beat off strong competition to lift the trophy for the fifth time in the Premier League era in 2016/17, during Antonio Conte's first season as manager . The 28-year-old, his agent Jorge Mendes and Chelsea decided in January that the striker would be leaving the Blues in the summer. "Otherwise the number is always less and we are in trouble, I think these are rumours, Eden is very happy to stay with us to stay with Chelsea , to start the new season, to recover from his ...

Author: 0 Eden Hazard, Philippe Coutinho Eyed to Replace Neymar

After the Community Shield, the reigning Premier League champions kick off their title defence on August 12 at Stamford Bridge against Burnley. And judging exclusively by the manager's comments, we're set for more of the same in a Chelsea shirt this season.

Sports Barcelona join Arsenal in the hunt for Monaco's Lemar
Author: 0 Barcelona join Arsenal in the hunt for Monaco's Lemar

The French Champions have had an exodus of players this summer, with Tiemoue Bakayoko joining Chelsea, while Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva moved to Manchester City. "So our goal is to work well with players who will stay here after the transfer window closes". "There's the usual acceleration in the final part of August", Wenger said.

Sports Manchester United complete signing of Matic
Author: 0 Manchester United complete signing of Matic

And Pereira, looking ahead to next season, made it clear that he could serve as an important factotum for the Portuguese next season. The Ivory Coast worldwide was once regarded as one of the most exciting young right-backs in Europe so the 24-year-old would offer a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia if United snapped him up this summer.

Sports British Open champ Spieth seeks youngest Career Slam
Author: 0 British Open champ Spieth seeks youngest Career Slam

President Bush's note was particularly amusing, as he told Spieth that " I think I need to give you some driving lessons ". I've played with him and I know that I definitely don't need driving lessons from him, but anyway, I thought that was good.

Author: 0 Conte: This Will Be A Difficult Season

It's very hard". "I'm sure about that". Conte is concerned his title-winning squad needs more work and is upset at the sale of Nemanja Matic to United. A lawyer stating he represented Costa threatened the Premier League champions with legal action after the striker, who is yet to return to Chelsea , was told he was free to leave.

Sports Mitchell Swepson named in Australia test squad
Author: 0 Mitchell Swepson named in Australia test squad

Swepson, the legspinner, took the spot that had been left vacant when the selectors announced a 13-man squad in June, having chose to rest Mitchell Starc. However, due to the pay dispute between the players and the board, the tour was cancelled. Uncapped Swepson, who was previously selected for the tour of India earlier this year but did not play, was selected instead of a pace bowler because of the expected spin-friendly conditions in Bangladesh.

Sports Man Utd transfer blow as Inter confirm contract negotations with Ivan Perisic
Author: 0 Man Utd transfer blow as Inter confirm contract negotations with Ivan Perisic

The Nerazzurri's sporting director Piero Ausilio has spoken out on the future of £50million-rated Croatian attacking midfielder, Perisic, following speculation that he could be on his way to Manchester United . There are reports that United's French forward Anthony Martial could be used as part of the deal to bring Perišić to Manchester. He said: "For the last two years Perisic has played at Inter.

Sports Arsenal Striker Hands In Transfer Request
Author: 0 Arsenal Striker Hands In Transfer Request

It is well known that Perez would prefer a move back to his hometown of La Coruña, but they will not meet Arsenal's 15m euro asking price ... Perez is interested in leaving Arsenal to improve his chances of being selected for the 2018 World Cup.

Sports Kevin Myers apologises for column but insists not anti-semitic or misogynistic
Author: 0 Kevin Myers apologises for column but insists not anti-semitic or misogynistic

The "friend argument" is that which is utilised by those who attempt to claim sympathy with a group or absolve themselves of accusation of prejudice by saying their "friends" belong to this group. In particular, he said, the column was a breach of principle eight of the code, which says the press "shall not publish material intended or likely to cause grave offence or stir up hatred against an individual or group on the basis of their race, religion, nationality", and other reasons.

Sports Nationals aim to stay focused in bid for series win vs. Cubs
Author: 0 Nationals aim to stay focused in bid for series win vs. Cubs

Roark, a right-hander, allowed five hits while improving to 3-1 in his past four starts. One day after Cubs pitchers yielded five home runs in a loss to Arizona, Washington second baseman Daniel Murphy hit two home runs off Kyle Hendricks , and drove in three to lead the Nationals over the Cubs , 4-2, in a possible playoff preview between National League division leaders.

Sports Jose Mourinho Sends Transfer Message to Ed Woodward
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Sends Transfer Message to Ed Woodward

It has to be their aim, to win the league. Expensive are the ones that get into a certain level without a certain quality. "You have to ask the club about this", he said, looking distinctly unimpressed. Either way, there's still the rest of August before the deadline so who knows who may leave or join the club yet. Manchester United are now preparing for their crunch Uefa Super Cup clash against Real Madrid on Tuesday night as they look to win the first trophy on offer to them this ...

Sports Man United defender 'agrees' to join Leeds
Author: 0 Man United defender 'agrees' to join Leeds

He's doing all right in training but there's more he has to do. Tyler Denton extended his Leeds United contract on Friday. Manchester United are supposedly receptive to a move, having sent Borthwick-Jackson on own to Wolves last season.

Sports Kylian Mbappe tells Real Madrid of desire to leave AS Monaco
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe tells Real Madrid of desire to leave AS Monaco

According to L'Equipe, talks between Barcelona and the player's entourage have already taken place with the Frenchman who is the chosen one to replace Neymar at the Camp Nou. It is believed the Reds rejected an offer of £70m for the Brazilian as Jurgen Klopp continues to issue a hands off warning. But The Sun reckons Barca will spend their windfall on Coutinho and Chelsea's Eden Hazard - presumably just to brass off Real Madrid after their much-publicised pursuit of the ...

Sports Gray looks solid in NY debut
Author: 0 Gray looks solid in NY debut

The latter hasn't been the same since the injury - he is hitting the strike zone just 9.5 percent of the time, nearly half his zone rate from 2014 (17.2 percent) - but his sinker creates a groundball 60 percent of the time while saving 1.51 runs per 100 times it is thrown this season, making it one of the most effective sinkers this season.

Sports FSU suspends Da'Vante Phillips after five felony charges
Author: 0 FSU suspends Da'Vante Phillips after five felony charges

He was booked into jail on Friday morning and bonded out at 1:43 p.m. today according to multiple reports. Upon hearing the allegations, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced Phillips is indefinitely suspended from the team. Florida State's depth at receiver is a concern for the Seminoles, who only have six scholarship players at the position without Phillips. Phillips has only made five catches for 30 yards over his FSU career while mostly contributing on special teams.

Sports European champions to test Arsenal's resolve with £45m bid for star
Author: 0 European champions to test Arsenal's resolve with £45m bid for star

Arsene Wenger has said on a number of occasions that Sanchez will be staying this season, amid ongoing speculation of suitors home and overseas, though Arsenal then risk losing him for free next summer. Monaco boss Jardim said this week that more of his stars could leave the club before the transfer window closes. Jardim has praised the trio's focus during their pre-season preparations despite constant speculation regarding their future.

Sports Boston Red Sox: Adjusting Chris Sale's schedule for a playoff push
Author: 0 Boston Red Sox: Adjusting Chris Sale's schedule for a playoff push

Specifically, Sale will face NY on August 13 at Yankee Stadium, again on August 19 at Fenway Park and for the final time (in the regular season) on September 3 at Yankee Stadium. "We think he'll come in and be a premium setup guy for us", said Dave Dombrowski , Boston's president of baseball operations. "That's the recipe right there".

Author: 0 English FA to trial new penalty shootout system in 2017 Community Shield

The question of how Wenger addresses the season, in particular the club's new Thursday commitment in the Europa League , is critical especially with Jose Mourinho having used it last season as an alternative route to the Champions League when his team failed to break the top four.

Sports Nemanja Matic in Man Utd trainind after Monday switch
Author: 0 Nemanja Matic in Man Utd trainind after Monday switch

Meanwhile, former United defender turned TV pundit Gary Neville has said: "I think Matic will fit the bill". My wish was to train with Jose and of course if you have a coach like him, and a club like Manchester , you don't have to think a lot.

Sports Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City's positive pre-season
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City's positive pre-season

Guardiola has been satisfied by Manchester City's pre-season preparations but said he has still to decide his line-up for Saturday's opener at the Amex Stadium . "In the last three games we have scored 10 goals against top teams and conceded just one", he added. Guardiola's side would get their inevitable second in the 56th minute, when Silva delivered a delightful ball into the path of Aguero for a simple finish past his ex-teammate Hart.

Sports A look at Liverpool's potential opponents in tomorrow's Champions League play-off draw
Author: 0 A look at Liverpool's potential opponents in tomorrow's Champions League play-off draw

Despite those failures, Klopp, who made a habit of moulding promising youth into top-class players while at Dortmund, said: "I would love that history always happens like this but this club should not be compared to anything". But some Reds fans are not very confident about the clash. "I am sure, they won't drink three Scotch Whiskeys because they play us, but we are not without a chance".

Sports Frank Clark Continues To Be An Utter Embarrassment For Seattle Seahawks
Author: 0 Frank Clark Continues To Be An Utter Embarrassment For Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks haven't yet formally announced any sort of punishment for Clark. He said he's "pretty much ready to go" and that he could play if the Seahwaks had a game tomorrow, which sounds pretty ambitious considering he's coming off a compound leg fracture he suffered in December and couldn't pass a physical at the start of camp.

Sports Veteran striker,Robbie Keane joins Indian champions Atletico de Kolkata
Author: 0 Veteran striker,Robbie Keane joins Indian champions Atletico de Kolkata

Robbie Keane , who only retired from global duty with the Republic of Ireland last year, had been a free agent since calling time on a five-year stint with the LA Galaxy. Many have already written him off as a waste of money - ISL clubs, on average, spend a third of Keane's wages on Indian players cumulatively - hence that should give him extra motivation to do well what he does best, scoring goals.

Sports Chelsea join Manchester United in race to sign PSG defender Serge Aurier
Author: 0 Chelsea join Manchester United in race to sign PSG defender Serge Aurier

He has been attracting interest from the Premier League , with the Red Devils believed to be in the driving seat for his signature. Looking for an alternative/improvement to Victor Moses down the right hand side, Antonio Conte has already seen Danilo slip through his fingers, going to Manchester City instead, and Aurier , a good defender but also great going forward, would make flawless sense as an alternative.

Sports Spanish motorcycling legend Angel Nieto dies at 70
Author: 0 Spanish motorcycling legend Angel Nieto dies at 70

Considered by many in the motorcycling world to be one of history's greatest racers despite competing in "smaller" categories, and never in MotoGP , he is also the uncle of former Superbike and 250 cc GP racer Fonsi Nieto . He won world titles in three decades, the first in 1969 and the last in 1984. "When it was over, I got down, I said I'm going home, and it was over".

Sports Tom Brady's milestones before turning 40
Author: 0 Tom Brady's milestones before turning 40

Brady was asked point blank: Were Bundchen's claims that he suffered a concussion previous year accurate? Brady, who turned 40 on Thursday, was asked about the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) study released last week that found 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former National Football League players and examined by researchers were diagnosed with the condition.

Sports Undergoes MRI on ankle
Author: 0 Undergoes MRI on ankle

Shepard confirmed the MRI results and adamantly stated he'd be ready for Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys. "It's pretty incredible because you guys are two fields over (and) I had on a mirror visor", Shepard said. The ankle, he says, is "10 times better" than earlier this week. But team doctors are taking it slow with him. However, the team would not provide a timetable on his eventual return.

Sports Doc Rivers leaving front office role to focus on coaching
Author: 0 Doc Rivers leaving front office role to focus on coaching

I know the team will be well positioned with him leading the front office. Share this article: Doc Rivers by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA ( Doc Rivers ) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsLos Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers will no longer be serving as the team's president of basketball operations, with the team Friday announcing a front office shift that will leave him exclusively as coach.

Sports Conte quizzed on Matic departure... and he didn't look happy
Author: 0 Conte quizzed on Matic departure... and he didn't look happy

Chelsea have now made just four new signings in Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger , Tiemoue Bakayoko and back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero while letting up to eight first-team squad members go to other clubs or on loan, and a frustrated Conte said the hierarchy are well aware of the need to act.

Sports Austin Howard signs with Ravens, expected to vie for starting RT spot
Author: 0 Austin Howard signs with Ravens, expected to vie for starting RT spot

The loss of Rick Wagner to free agency and the recent retirement of John Urschel left Baltimore scrambling to fill out its line. He was released on July 28 after completing the second season of a five-year, $30 million deal. He suited up for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 and for the New York Jets from 2011 to 2013. A team could claim Gillmore or the fourth-year veteran will revert to the Ravens' injured reserve list.

Sports Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has been ruled out of the US Open
Author: 0 Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has been ruled out of the US Open

The defending champion pulled out of the tournament Friday because of an injured knee, saying he chose to undergo a "medical intervention" and sit out the rest of 2017. To return to the ATP tour three-time victor of tournaments of the Grand slam plans in 2018. He also reached the finals of the BNP Paribas Open and at Roland Garros where he was defeated by Rafael Nadal .

Sports Paris Saint-Germain is no step-down for Neymar, despite what critics say
Author: 0 Paris Saint-Germain is no step-down for Neymar, despite what critics say

It is the first time PSG - ranked the 11th most valuable club in the world by Forbes - have broken the global transfer record, with Real Madrid paying five of the past six highest fees. "Everything you did, your way of understanding life and football". "It has been a great pleasure to have you by my side during these years". I'm sad about the facts that the fans think (badly of him), I hope it's only a minority.

Sports Everton Boss Ronald Koeman Stresses Europa League Importance
Author: 0 Everton Boss Ronald Koeman Stresses Europa League Importance

The visitors travelled to Slovakia with a 1-0 lead thanks to Leighton Baines victor at Goodison Park last week and, although the visitors underwhelmed for much of the contest, Calvert-Lewin's goal ensured the same scoreline punched their ticket to the next round.

Sports Ronaldo, Neymar will make the best decisions to be happy - Kaka
Author: 0 Ronaldo, Neymar will make the best decisions to be happy - Kaka

Including Spanish La Liga , Italy's Serie A, England's Championship, the EFL Cup and Holland's Eredivisie. As the team buses pull up, the players exit one by one, and duck into the hotel. As those in attendance mingled in and around the new mini-pitches, one could see the challenge that the league faces. The former Helsinborg hitman expressed his frustration with the Serbian trainer last week following his decision to snub him for the MLS All-Star Team that will be facing Spanish giants ...

Author: 0 Denver Nuggets won't use two certain players in trade for Kyrie Irving

As the Kyrie Irving saga in Cleveland drifts into week three, here's what we know about the All-Star and his eroding relationship with LeBron James and the Cavaliers organization. Other teams Irving said he'd be willing to join were the New York Knicks , Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves , league sources told ESPN. The Minnesota Timberwolves are also considered a team that could win out in an Irving trade if they included Andrew Wiggins in a package.

Sports Dolphins Reportedly Worried Tannehill Will Need Surgery
Author: 0 Dolphins Reportedly Worried Tannehill Will Need Surgery

For now, the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart is Matt Moore , but reports are that Jay Cutler could be willing to restart his career in the National Football League rather than be up in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports. At the appropriate time the team will explore options at the quarterback position. Darlington added that it will take "several days" for the Dolphins to make a decision on Tannehill's future.

Sports Veteran coach Tony Granato hired by United States men's hockey for '18
Author: 0 Veteran coach Tony Granato hired by United States men's hockey for '18

Jim Johannson, who is assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey, has been named general manager. Granato was an assistant under Dan Bylsma at the 2014 Olympics. Their teammates on that squad included future Penguin Kevin Stevens, current Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli and Hall of Famer Brian Leetch.