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Author: 0 Manchester United can challenge for league title, insists Matic

Lampard believes Matic will help to transform United into Premier League title contenders this season, as he suggested Paul Pogba may be the biggest victor from the arrival of a new holding midfielder who will give him more freedom to get forward.

Sports Sandakan strikes back as visitors go 9 down
Author: 0 Sandakan strikes back as visitors go 9 down

Eyeing a whitewash Virat Kohli-led team India won the toss in the 3rd Test versus Sri Lanka at Kandy and had no hesitation in batting first. Pandya then struck a body blow with the ball as well trapping Angelo Mathews (0) lbw in the 10th over as Lanka were reduced to 38 for 4.

Sports Yankees' Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder inflammation
Author: 0 Yankees' Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder inflammation

Having gone just four innings while issuing five free passes in his last start, it's clear that this issue has come up just recently for Tanaka. A day earlier, the playoff-contending Yankees put starter CC Sabathia on the DL because of inflammation in his right knee.

Sports Paul Merson: Arsenal would let Alexis Sanchez join PSG tomorrow
Author: 0 Paul Merson: Arsenal would let Alexis Sanchez join PSG tomorrow

Arsenal are becoming increasingly concerned that Alexis Sanchez might yet force his way out of the Emirates before the end of the transfer window. However, other reports today claim Wenger is not confident Sanchez will extend, with the Arsenal boss having reportedly told SFR Sports he is not not "super optimistic" the Chilean will renew.

Sports Federer punches ticket to Montreal semis
Author: 0 Federer punches ticket to Montreal semis

The youngster responded impressively to Nadal easing through the first set to force a decider, where Shapovalov saved three break points before winning an epic 14-minute third game, which included 10 deuces. The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ontario beat France's Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and awaits the victor of the late match between fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany and Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Sports Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez out of Premier League kickoff
Author: 0 Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez out of Premier League kickoff

Arsenal have reportedly offered Alexis Sanchez a new deal worth £300,000 a week, according to the Daily Mail . It would therefore appear that one more season with Arsenal and a free transfer next summer to the club of his choosing is now the most likely outcome for Sanchez.

Sports Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers
Author: 0 Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers

Right-hander Matt Belisle, who got the last out in the eighth, gave up a lead-off single to Mikie Mahtook to start the ninth. The Angels and Mariners are playing each other, so by the end of the night one of them will jump above the Twins. They had 16 hits on Friday night and another 19 Saturday. Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler each had a home run, three hits and three RBI to lead the Twins.

Sports Arsenal 4-3 Leicester: Should Arsenal's key equalising goal have stood?
Author: 0 Arsenal 4-3 Leicester: Should Arsenal's key equalising goal have stood?

Wenger said he had given the former Montpellier man the chance to leave but is delighted he opted to stay put. The Gunners had won just one of their last seven opening-day fixtures and looked destined to start another campaign slowly as the 2015/16 champions took the lead twice, only to lose 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium .

Sports ESports Could Be Coming to the 2024 Olympics
Author: 0 ESports Could Be Coming to the 2024 Olympics

Division has already been embraced by the Asian Games; a Pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years. By 2022, it will become an official sport at the event, although it is unknown which games would be contested. The discussions on the sports that will be part of the Olympic Games 2024 will be launched in 2019, but nothing will be definitely decided before 2020, or after the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Sports Sally Pearson roars back to win world 100m hurdles gold
Author: 0 Sally Pearson roars back to win world 100m hurdles gold

It was a remarkable comeback for the Australian as she had suffered two years of injury hell missing both the 2015 world championships and the Olympics last year. "This is like in a film". I am glad I caught this moment of complete flow, of complete concentration. "They're the ones I have to thank tonight because I don't think I would be here without them".

Sports Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent knee injury
Author: 0 Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent knee injury

It was still raining when Harper's injury happened. Harper flew in the air and appeared to be in agony as he hit the ground while clutching onto the front of his knee. The league deemed the conditions playable after the rain slowed from its earlier levels, though the rain continued through the first inning. For all of the Nationals' injuries this season, and there have been plenty of them, they have been able to avoid anything catastrophic since Eaton tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

Sports Arsenal 4 v Leicester City 3: Giroud Nets Winner
Author: 0 Arsenal 4 v Leicester City 3: Giroud Nets Winner

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said: "We've had this a few times here". Even after Danny Welbeck levelled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break. The 26-year-old Frenchman averaged a goal every 80 minutes during his Ligue 1 career with Lyon and he's started in fine style. We can't wait to see where the league goes from here.

Sports Jets DST stifles Titans in preseason victory
Author: 0 Jets DST stifles Titans in preseason victory

This was Hackenberg's first game since September 1, 2016, when he played the preseason finale at Philadelphia. Want the complete rundown on Hackenberg's evening? But in new offensive coordinator John Morton's system, Hackenberg looked comfortable and poised - despite playing only one drive with the first teamers.

Sports Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott 'surprised and disappointed' by National Football League suspension
Author: 0 Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott 'surprised and disappointed' by National Football League suspension

The league also noted an incident during a St. Patrick's Day parade in Dallas this year, when Elliott pulled down a woman's shirt, exposing and touching her breast. Before the next four preseason games get under way on Saturday, here is a look at the two players vying for the third-string quarterback spot for the Cowboys during the 2017 season - that is, if the Cowboys decide to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.

Sports Redskins put LB Murphy on IR
Author: 0 Redskins put LB Murphy on IR

The injury occurred in the first quarter when Murphy was involved in a third-down stop against the Ravens offense. While Miami's front office and coaching staff will look to move forward without the rookie linebacker, the Redskins were already expecting Murphy to miss the first four games of the 2017 season.

Sports United in talks with Ibra
Author: 0 United in talks with Ibra

But there are not many like that, just a couple. I will go with what I have to try to win everything. "It's the league I want to play in. If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don't know". Fuelled by an historically lavish spending spree, the English Premier League returns this weekend in a hotly-anticipated new season. With 25 and 29 goals in the last two seasons, Kane is set to become the first Englishman to win the award three times in a row since Alan Shearer ...

Sports English Premier League: 5 areas for improvement this season
Author: 0 English Premier League: 5 areas for improvement this season

We are getting a bad price on this bet so I would avoid it. The Swedish striker who was signed from Paris Saint Germain (PSG) scored 28 English Premier League goals for the Red Devils but was released after he copped an injury towards the end of last term.

Sports Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay
Author: 0 Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay

What Pep Guardiola has really bought himself is options, with three debutants in the starting XI and a further 206 million pounds' worth of talent on the bench. Brighton have been made one of the favourites with bookies for an immediate return to the Championship and Hughton admits that is something which he'll use to motivate his team: "What you have to do is use every opportunity you can to motivate the players".

Author: 0 Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

But they won just once on the road last season, and will be outmatched by both the talent of Chelsea and the atmosphere of Stamford Bridge . However, Chelsea's odd transfer business this summer should have no effect on the match this weekend.

Sports 'Manchester City should come good, but Brighton, Burnley and Huddersfield could struggle'
Author: 0 'Manchester City should come good, but Brighton, Burnley and Huddersfield could struggle'

The Reds will be playing tougher oppositions than Zorya Luhansk or Saint-Etienne and they need to up their game. There's a gulf between Albion and City . "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that". In an off-season that has seen more than £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) invested in players, the rivals have accounted for more than a third of that spending.

Author: 0 Zlatan returns? Manchester United keen to re-sign Ibrahimovic

Mourinho acknowledged this week that Real Madrid's Gareth Bale was out of reach after the Welshman started for the Spanish side in their 2-1 European Super Cup win over United. Yet, a team featuring Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus up front and a sprinkle of attacking midfielders like Kevin De Bruyne , David Silva , new signing Bernardo Silva , Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling promises lots of goals this season.

Author: 0 Mourinho On Man United's EPL Title Chances, New Signings, Zlatan Comeback

Brighton secured a return to the top flight of English football last season after 25 years of absence, and they're starting it with one of the most hard fixtures of the season. "We're used to just watching the game and going away quietly, but this time around we could not leave quietly". City manager Pep Guardiola's decision to spend more than £200 million on five players may be the most astonishing piece of business, but money has been lavished everywhere: Everton and promoted ...

Sports Arsenal vs Leicester City: Confirmed line-ups for Premier League curtain raiser
Author: 0 Arsenal vs Leicester City: Confirmed line-ups for Premier League curtain raiser

But ultimately this was a fine way to start the campaign for the home supporters as Arsenal put on a ludicrous demonstration of gung-ho football throughout the second half before Giroud's victor. Unfortunately, Arsenal will be missing star player Alexis Sanchez to injury and Leicester will be missing summer signing Iborra to a groin injury during training for the upcoming season.

Sports West Ham United in a better place than last season
Author: 0 West Ham United in a better place than last season

United put all their eggs in a Europa League-shaped basket last season and it paid off as Mourinho led the club back into the Champions League with a 2-0 final win over Ajax. And while he made no secret of his desire to see one more player come in, the 54-year-old is adamant it will not make or break United's season. I want to play West Ham - a hard match - then go to Swansea for another hard match.

Sports Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Rogers Cup
Author: 0 Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Rogers Cup

She'll face either Elina Svitolina or Simona Halep for the title. Wozniacki was 5-1 down in the first set and 4-2 down in the third, but recovered on both occasions to seal her place in the next round. She used all of that momentum on Saturday against Stephens, playing aggressive tennis from the start and charging ahead to a 3-0 lead, consolidating it with another break for 5-1.

Author: 0 Wenger Wants Arsenal Star To Be Like Zlatan

The Gunners started quickly on home turf when new signing Alexandre Lacazette struck with just wo minutes on the clock, making no mistake with a headed effort. "Scoring three goals away from home is a positive and we'll get back on the training field to make sure we sort the problems out". We had a lot of experienced defenders out injured for the game.

Sports Derek Wolfe has an ankle sprain
Author: 0 Derek Wolfe has an ankle sprain

Wolfe was helped onto a cart, driven off the practice field, and helped into the trainer's room while putting no weight on his right leg. Wolfe , a leader and a versatile inside force, appeared to tangle legs with starting right tackle Menelik Watson on a running play moments after team drills started.

Sports Miami Marlins Sold To Derek Jeter Backed Group
Author: 0 Miami Marlins Sold To Derek Jeter Backed Group

The ownership group is primarily financed by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman, who according to Miami Herald , made his money founding a wealth management firm called Private Capital Management based in Naples, Florida. Several groups were interested, but the Jeter-Sherman team beat out two other rivals in the final weeks of negotiations. And while the Marlins have struggled and are losing money, Loria was still able to sell them for the second largest amount ever paid for a Major League ...

Sports Bolt, Gatlin to get last duel in men's 4x100m relay
Author: 0 Bolt, Gatlin to get last duel in men's 4x100m relay

While Usain Bolt was cheered as he received his bronze medal but Gatlin got the opposite reaction. After a short while, though, he rose gingerly to his feet and limped across the line to huge cheers from the 56,000 crowd. He was asked if he wished he could run what is widely considered his best race - the 200, one of three events (100 and 4x100 are the others) where he holds the world record.

Author: 0 Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint

Defence was the major problem with the Manchester City side a year ago as players couldn't adapt to Peps system. "My experience of being a manager , always the beginning of the season the new ones are the toughest ones". "But, in terms of being something completely different, Philip Foden is the best and the most naturally gifted I've ever seen". I'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0.

Sports Man City without injured duo for Brighton trip
Author: 0 Man City without injured duo for Brighton trip

A move for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro has stalled and Manchester City beat them to the post for Danilo from Real Madrid, while Conte has also indicated that it wasn't his decision to sell midfielder Nemanja Matic to Premier League rivals Manchester United .

Author: 0 Guardiola: Intelligent Bernardo Silva ready to make immediate Manchester City impact

And the Belgian central defender, who will mark his 10th anniversary as a City player later this month, said the aim for the new season for Pep Guardiola's side was simple - to win trophies. Liverpool's squad might struggle to deal with Champions League football and Arsenal should be in the mix but I just think the four above them are stronger.

Sports Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester Utd
Author: 0 Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester Utd

Was it his dream to go and play for Manchester United? "Being the main striker for a club like Chelsea , like Manchester United , like Real Madrid , like Barcelona, brings a lot to it", Lampard said. Referring to the club's remaining transfer business, Mourinho said: '25% means one of four, and we got a central defender that can play in many other positions, which is important.

Sports Red Wings denounce use of logo during demonstration, threaten legal action
Author: 0 Red Wings denounce use of logo during demonstration, threaten legal action

There's a lot to unpack here - we honestly just don't even know where to start - but we were baffled to see the Detroit Red Wings' logo appear in photos of some of the white supremacists' home-made riot shields. The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country. The Red Wings were quick to respond with a statement, saying the team is "exploring legal action".

Sports Conte reveals why Chelsea may not defend Premier League title
Author: 0 Conte reveals why Chelsea may not defend Premier League title

No one doubted that English clubs would break their own 1.2 billion-pound ($1.56 billion) transfer-spending record this summer; all that was disputed was by how much and which players would go where. Morata has said previously that he was motivated to join Chelsea in order to work with Conte, who signed him for Juventus three years ago before leaving to take charge of Italy.

Sports Carragher expects Conte to leave Chelsea in next 12 months
Author: 0 Carragher expects Conte to leave Chelsea in next 12 months

That's a view shared by Carragher who, on Sky Sports' new show The Debate , said that he feels that this sense of frustration combined with Chelsea's general apathy towards their own managers could see the Italian walk away before the beginning of next season.

Author: 0 Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

Arsenal record-signing Alexandre Lacazette launched his English league career in style by heading in the opener after 94 seconds. Albrighton crossed for Jamie Vardy to put Leicester ahead after Xhaka had gifted the ball straight to him.

Sports Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp get into argument over Virgil van Dijk
Author: 0 Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp get into argument over Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool will now dust themselves down as they look to get back on track when the take on Hoffenheim in their Champions League play-off first leg on Tuesday night. "Whether it's zonal marking, the players he puts in certain positions, the positions of the full-backs in general play are far too high and wide for me, which gets centre-backs exposed".

Sports Canadian teenager Shapovalov shocks Nadal in Montreal
Author: 0 Canadian teenager Shapovalov shocks Nadal in Montreal

After he defeated Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round, he pulled off the upset of the tournament by defeating Rafael Nadal in the third round to reach his first masters quarter-final. Ferrer capitalised by winning the opener to end Federer's streak of 32 consecutive sets won, a record that dates back to his defeat to Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart Open on June 14.

Sports Everton keen to show we have big ambitions - Ronald Koeman
Author: 0 Everton keen to show we have big ambitions - Ronald Koeman

Despite making some high profile signings such as Wayne Rooney and highly-rated defender, Michael Keane , Koeman feels as it's yet not enough to compete with the Premier League's big boys. "I don't say impossible, but 25 goals is a lot and we have to find other ways and productivity from other players and we like to bring in other players in".

Author: 0 EPL Table: Opening Result, Score and 2017 Premier League Standings

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head a late victor after Aaron Ramsey had brought Arsenal level at 3-3 following a Jamie Vardy double for the visitors. "I love the man and the player", said Wenger. Asked if Giroud could still leave before the transfer window closes on August 31 until January, Wenger replied: "No".

Author: 0 Alexandre Lacazette starts for Arsenal in season curtain-raiser against Leicester

You've got a £ 50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign. England striker Jamie Vardy , who was heavily linked with Arsenal 12 months ago, scored a brace either side of a Danny Welbeck leveller that showed Arsenal's rearguard to be equally terrible from open play and set-piece situations.

Sports Arsenal's new €53 million man enjoys dream start to Premier League life
Author: 0 Arsenal's new €53 million man enjoys dream start to Premier League life

Giroud came off the bench with Arsenal trailing 3-2 in Friday's Premier League curtain-raiser at the Emirates Stadium and after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey equalised, he headed in an 85th-minute victor. I know how important he is not only as a player - he's a fantastic player - but also in the group he has a big weight. "Maybe not (enough changes) to win the league, which ultimately is what they want to do", Neville said on Sky Sports.