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Could we have a third bidder for Premier League rights by 2018?

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Even with Ibrahimovic's contribution, United were still the lowest scorers in the Premier League's top seven last season . "It's very much on the cards". They've been as consistent in the Premier League over the last two or three season as any other team without winning the Premier League. Although many clubs have set up academies here, they have so far refrained from visiting the country for pre-season because of the poor football infrastructure. Read More »

Could this player help Liverpool win the Premier League next season?

Klopp added: "No, we aren't in the running for him". "It would be extremely hard, nearly impossible, to replace Coutinho with a like-for-like player in terms of skills and knowledge of the Premier League", Comoli told talkSPORT . "Because the Premier League has so much financial ability to resist any bid, I think if Liverpool want to say no, they say no". Jurgen Klopp's side must first negotiate a play-off round before progressing into the group stage of Europe's elite club competition. Read More »

Southampton reportedly after £12million-rated Dutch centre-back

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The 26-year-old Netherlands star was rock solid at the back for the Saints in the first half of the last campaign before getting injured in the month of January. Southampton could also use the cash from Van Dijk's exit to sign Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer . There were reports circulating this week that Klopp was planning a fresh £60million bid for the player, but that has yet to materialise. Read More »

Liverpool not interested in Barcelona pair Andre Gomes and Rafinha

Liverpool are set to face Bayern Munich in a high-profile friendly game in the Audi Cup tonight (August 1) and both sides will be looking to impress their fans ahead of the season. Since rejecting a £72 million offer for Coutinho from the Catalan side last month, Liverpool have remained adamant that the Brazil worldwide will not be sold for any price . Read More »

Toronto pulls away from White Sox — Blue Jays notebook

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Anderson had called time on a 1-2 pitch, prompting Stroman to raise his hands after it was granted by plate umpire Dave Rackley. That was no big deal. NOTES: White Sox DH Matt Davidson left the game with a bruised right wrist that he sustained when he was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning. Smith promptly hit a Stroman offering over the wall in centre to bring the Sox to within three. Read More »

NASCAR Monster Energy Series Predictions - Overton's 400 7/30/17

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Kyle Busch , driving a Toyota, won the race in dominant fashion. He had finished fifth in Sunday's 400-mile race at Pocono Raceway . Busch was the dominant vehicle last weekend at Indianapolis, but a tight race with Martin Truex Jr . It wasn't the primal, guttural scream one would expect to hear from someone who had just snapped a career-long winless streak spanning a full year. Read More »

Why Mets' Amed Rosario won't be playing every day

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MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports that although the market just wasn't there to trade Granderson or Bruce before the deadline, August trades are possible for both or either of them. "I talked to him about just being himself, playing the game the right way and let his skills speak for themselves", Collins said. "He's very open with me, so that's good". Read More »

Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics, says report

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The post Olympics: LA agrees to host 2028 Games, Paris set for 2024 appeared first on The Independent Uganda: . The deal will be approved by the International Olympic Committee membership September 13 in Lima, Peru. Hidalgo said talks on the Paris 2024 bid would continue throughout August. The Olympic movement has had increasing trouble attracting prospective hosts given the soaring costs and taxpayer support needed to put on the Games. Read More »

PSG target Neymar heads back to Barcelona after Dubai stop

Neymar , who was in Shanghai on Monday fulfilling a sponsor's engagement, had also posted a photo on Instagram with the caption in Portuguese: "Lunch at half-way". Neymar also used social media while in Dubai to quote a passage from the Bible that could be interpreted as a hint regarding his future and a potential PSG move. Read More »

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles struggles in 1st practice in pads

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Linebacker Josh McNary (7-on-7) and safety Tashaun Gipson (11-on-11) also had interceptions. Most NFL insiders will tell you that this is Blake's fourth and final season to prove himself in Jacksonville. "If there's any struggle or things we don't like, then obviously we're going to be smart enough to throw that crap out". It's not going to happen if Bortles doesn't improve. Read More »

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish suffers kidney injury

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John Terry has told talkSPORT why he made a decision to move to Aston Villa when his Chelsea contract expired at the end of last season. "With a club like Villa in a transition like it was, it was imperative that he got somebody in that was a big character, could handle playing for Aston Villa , and he could drag the dressing room with him". Read More »

Chelsea line up Foxes ace to replace Matic

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After Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic bid farewell to Chelsea to complete his £40M move to Manchester United, reports in the UK have emerged that boss Antonio Conte has his eyes on an England global to be his replacement. Granted, Leicester were struggling as well, but there was just something lacking in the midfielder's performances. Drinkwater and Kante made a formidable partnership in the centre of midfield on the way to the Premier League title. Read More »

Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Games

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The announcement comes after a heated rivalry between LA and Paris, with both cities vying to host the games. "This agreement will be put forward to the IOC Session in Lima in September for ratification". But Bach said he expected any remaining hurdles to be cleared. Hamburg, Budapest and Rome also pulled out of the race. It was clear they did not want to be saddled with skyrocketing bills for hosting the Olympics without reaping numerous economic benefits anticipated. Read More »

Usain Bolt labels himself 'underdog' ahead of World Championships

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But he fears for the sport's future, saying: "Hopefully athletes will see what's going on and understand that if they don't stop what they're doing the sport will die". "I'll run faster. Those times will get me through the heats but in the semi-finals and final I'll have to go to a new level". Coe, who won Olympic 1500m gold in 1980 and 1984, said it would be "virtuous" for both Jamaica and global athletics to keep Bolt involved in the sport after his retirement. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony Reportedly No Longer Interested In Cavs Trade

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Earlier, Anthony had the Rockets and Cavaliers as his preferred trade destinations. Thanks to Kyrie Irving 's trade demand, however, Anthony seems to be having second thoughts about a future in Cleveland. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post , the Knicks and Anthony are at a stalemate as the superstar only wants to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets and not the Cavaliers . Read More »

Beyoncé expresses interest in owning a piece of the Houston Rockets

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Among the most famous names to leak out as having potential interest in at least a stake of ownership in the Rockets is music superstar and one of the most famous people in the world, Beyonce . Beyonce's husband JAY-Z's net worth, meanwhile, is an estimated $810 million. Beyonce has been seen courtside at National Basketball Association games on regular occasions. Read More »

Depor 'waiting' for Lucas Perez

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Deportivo La Coruna defender Juanfran has urged Arsenal attacker Lucas Perez to return to the club, stating that the captaincy and his shirt number are waiting for him. The Spaniard was aggrieved at Arsenal's decision to take the number nine shirt from him without his permission and give it to new signing Alexandre Lacazette , with Perez having been heavily linked with a move back to Deportivo, where his preferred number is vacant. Read More »

Former Broncos offensive lineman Ryan Clady retires

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In this December 7, 2008 file photo, Denver Broncos rookie offensive guard Ryan Clady looks on during the fourth quarter of the Broncos' 24-17 victory in an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver. During the 2013 season, Clady was placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a Lisfranc injury after only two games. Although his career may have fallen short of getting his bust bronzed in Canton, Clady figures to be a strong candidate for the Broncos' Ring of Fame ... Read More »

Boston Red Sox top Cleveland Indians to finish disappointing month

The Indians have the second best record in the AL, and are followed closely by the Red Sox in fourth, after the Yankees took over second spot two nights ago. Reed was traded to the Red Sox on Monday with three prospects heading the other way to the New York Mets . Eduardo Nunez had three hits and a pair of RBI. Read More »

Roger Goodell, speaking to Jets fans, says tanking doesn't happen

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This guy [Adams] doesn't know what's coming down the pipeline . "He has no idea what dealing with someone who has CTE is like", says Keana McMahon , who divorced Strzelczyk nine months before he was killed in 2004 after a collision with a tanker truck after leading NY state troopers on a almost 40-mile highway chase. Read More »

Alves stars in PSG's win

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Having lost out on the league title last year to Saturday night's opponents the race for the French title this year should be even more interesting, particularly with the Les Rouges et Blancs having lost the likes of Tiemoué Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy to Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City respectively. Read More »

Julian Edelman, Stephon Gilmore tossed from practice after tussle

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Stephon Gilmore and Julian Edelman had a light practice on Tuesday, not because the coaching staff took it easy on them, but because they made a decision to throw hands at one another. Especially during training camp . When players are competing at the top level, things are going to get heated. Pats coach Bill Belichick has a standing rule that any fight during practice leads directly to an ejection, so it's not a surprise that Edelman and Gilmore were sent to the showers early. Read More »

Jesus Navas Officially Re-Signs for Sevilla After Leaving Manchester City

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Sevilla have completed a deal to sign former Manchester City star Jesus Navas and chose to announce it in a freaky kidnapping video on their official social media accounts. Navas is very familiar with Sevilla , having come through the Spanish club's youth ranks before spending 10 seasons in the first team. Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer is also undergoing a medical at the club on Tuesday and the pair will become the sixth and seventh summer arrivals following the signings of Nolito, ... Read More »

Coutinho transfer: Will Liverpool lose their man?

He is going to be a massive player for us this season. "It's a big season (for me) and I think it's a big season for the team as well". Last season, Andres Iniesta was yet again one of the most influential players for Barcelona but age is catching up to him and the club are, hence, seeking a younger alternative. Read More »

UFC champ Tyron Woodley demands public apology from Dana White

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As that fight still hasn't come to fruition, White recently announced that St-Pierre would instead face the victor of the Woodley-Maia bout - which he now appears to have backtracked on. "Promote your champion", Woodley continued. "I'm not kidding about that". According to Woodley, it happened in the first round, and thus, he couldn't pour it on Maia like White said he should have. Read More »

Atletico coy on talk of return for Diego Costa

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Simeone has now indicated that a January deal could be in the offing. " Diego Costa? If he comes in January. we can't say anything about that yet". The pair fell out over Costa's desire to move to China midway through the season which culminated in the striker being dropped from the first team for a game. Read More »