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Matsuyama 'going backward' ahead of PGA Championship


Other early starters in round one include Japan's Hideki Matsuyama , coming off a win last week in Akron, 2016 US Open winner Johnson , 2016 British Open winner Henrik Stenson of Sweden and 2015 PGA winner Jason Day of Australia. "Do I have to be the youngest?" "The more years you go on playing PGAs, and if I don't win one in the next 10 years, then maybe there's added pressure", Spieth said. Read More »

Arsenal v Leicester City predicted starting XIs for both sides


Out of the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, Arsenal must make a fast start and avoid their usual winter swoon to keep the natives from becoming even more restless. "I enjoyed watching Spurs last season more than any other team, but without any significant signings they've gone backwards". I wouldn't have started him (on Friday) anyway. Read More »

Everton Transfer Shock: No one interested in Ross Barkley - Ronald Koeman


Everton manager Koeman had told the 23-year-old midfielder he would be sold this summer if he failed to sign a new contract beyond his current deal at the club , which is due to expire within the next 12 months. They have also signed Ajax's Davy Klaassen to bolster their attack. Antonio Conte has apparently been promised at least three more signings before the transfer window shuts. Read More »

Top 25 Manchester City players of the Premier League era - #22


Of anyone, Kevin de Bruyne looks most like a first-choice starter, then the rest of the pecking order is unclear. And they have also let six of last season's title-winning squad leave, including John Terry and Nemanja Matic, with Diego Costa seemingly soon to join them. Read More »

Wenger urges fans to back Arsenal after Wembley win


I'm backing him to have a good season. Upon first glance, the 24-year-old is vastly different to a typical Wenger signing. You can see the power he's got when he's got the ball, his pace and everything. "He's not easy to get around - he's quite wide as well". You have to get on the edge of it, sometimes winning when you do not play too well. Thierry Henry is confident that Arsenal new signing Alexandre Lacazette will be a success in the Premier League. Read More »

Former United manager Moyes defends 'vital' Fellaini

A battering-ram striker in the finest Mourinho traditions, Lukaku's task is to sharpen an attack that mustered only 54 league goals last season. Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will be able to count on strong support from his team-mates this season, with both Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic backing the £75m star to be a success at Old Trafford after early criticism from cynics. Read More »

Celtics, 76ers to play National Basketball Association regular-season game in London next season


The Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will play a regular-season game at the O2 Arena in London on January 11, the league reported. Tickets for all Celtics games at the TD Garden will go on sale on Friday, August 18. "The Boston Celtics have enjoyed a loyal global following for decades, and we welcome the opportunity to connect again with our worldwide fans", said Celtics Team President Rich Gotham. Read More »

700000 eggs linked to Europe contamination scare reached Britain


Some of the products containing the eggs had a short shelf life and will have already been consumed, an FSA statement said. Investigations to date indicate that any affected products are no longer on the shelves. Fipronil is not deemed to be a risk to food safety, but is not authorised for use in food producing animals. The Government has already taken action to prevent any risk to United Kingdom consumers by adding Fipronil to its robust surveillance programme in United Kingdom farms. Read More »

Sanral probes N3 pedestrian bridge collapse


There is speculation that the bridge collapse was linked to an earth tremor in the area, but the exact cause is expected to be determined through the forensic investigation. "An adult female passenger was airlifted to Linmed Hospital in critical condition", said DEMS. The driver and a seven-year-old girl were transported to Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston. Read More »

Cubs' Willson Contreras reportedly likely to go on DL after injuring hamstring


While Avila isn't quite the potent bat Contreras is on a daily basis, he slashed.274/.394/.475 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 77 games for Detroit before the trade . He struck out five and walked three. The Giants' left-hander allowed just four hits, but one of them was Albert Almora Jr.'s two-out homer in the third that tied the game. Read More »

Jontay Porter reclassifies, will play for Mizzou in 2017


Jontay is the final piece for the Tigers' 2017 haul joining Michael, Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) point guard Blake Harris, Richland (North Richland Hills, Texas) point guard C.J. In the recent spring session of the Nike EYBL circuit, Porter averaged an impressive 18.1 points and 12.7 rebounds per game for MoKan Elite against some of the country's top competition. Read More »

Martavis Bryant cleared to participate in preseason


Martavis Bryant apparently is close to being reinstated by the NFL . Whether he will be cleared to play in the regular season remains to be seen. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Bryant must continue to attend mandatory counseling sessions in order to be eligible for the regular season. Read More »

Federer hoping Nadal can reclaim number one ranking


Elsewhere Wednesday, France's Gael Monfils saved four match points before digging deep to defeat Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori in an attritional three-set duel. Keeping Polansky at bay with his large serves and destructive play, Federer easily consolidated the break and had a love service hold for a formidable 3-0 lead after just a mere five minutes of play. Read More »

William Byron to replace Kasey Kahne at Hendrick Motorsports


That's all Hendrick needed to hear before sealing the deal. "He said they wanted to come along", Hendrick said Wednesday. "We just haven't gotten the job done like we should, and so sometimes when you have those kinds of situations you have to change something up to get a fresh start". Read More »

'He Is Closer To Manchester' - Mourinho Hints At Ibrahimovic Man Utd Return


Talk stepped up a notch when Mourinho pledged to " fight " for Bale if he was not involved in the UEFA Super Cup - only for his impressive display in Tuesday's 2-1 win to lead the United boss to concede it was "game over" on that front. "It did them good to win a few trophies past year and I think they're getting back to where they belong", he said. He's done everything in football, he knows what he's doing and I'm sure he's building a great team for what he hopes to achieve there. Read More »

Andre Ayew hoping for a good start with West Ham United

Ghana legend Anthony Yeboah has tipped Andre Ayew to overcome his injury challenges to become a hit for West Ham United in the forthcoming English Premier League . The Angola-born powerhouse has amassed 37 caps for his country, winning Euro 2016, and is eager to move to the Premier League with London offering an even greater attraction. Read More »

Martavis Bryant cleared by National Football League to participate in Steelers preseason practices, games


The talented wideout is thus inching toward full reinstatement, but he's not quite there yet. Two weeks into training camp, Martavis Bryant finally has been cleared to join his teammates for practices and games. As long as Bryant cooperates over the next month, the Steelers' offense should rival the Patriots ' as the AFC's most unstoppable unit. Bryant is still under conditional reinstatement and hasn't been cleared for regular-season games, but Bryant has done what the league has ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger Comments on Alexis Sanchez Rumours


There's a chance the 28-year-old could be involved in the opening Premier League match of the season when Leicester visit the Emirates on Friday night. "For us Alexis Sanchez is a loss, of course". "We are not open to any offers anyway". Sanchez's future has been the subject of much speculation this summer as he's inside the final year of his contract and has made it clear he won't be signing an extension any time soon. Read More »

Heartbreak For Shaunae As She Pulls Up In 400m Final


Both runner failed to qualify for their respective finals. And Miller-Uibo vs. Felix II had a final act that nobody saw coming. Naser focused on her lane and didn't realize she was closing in on the great Felix, whom she follows on Instagram and calls her a "role model". Read More »

Diego Costa exiled from Chelsea's season opener

Elsewhere, former Liverpool player and Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher has indicated that he does not expect to see the Italian at the helms of affairs at Chelsea in 12 months time. "I think I have already replied to this question and I hope in the future to have a different question", he added, bridling at the line of enquiry. Read More »

Wenger Wants The Ox To Stay And Become An Arsenal Great

Firstly there's the fact that Sanchez's current deal expires at the end of next season, meaning any team can sign him on a free next summer; secondly are the wages being offered by each club. A fifth-place finish last season means Arsenal will start next season in the Europa League . Arsenal begin their season at home to Leicester City on Friday. Read More »

Craig Bellamy: Most excited I've been for a Premier League season

The first clash came back in December 1992 as Paul Ince and Mark Hughes netted in a 2-1 home victory at Old Trafford, while the Reds' biggest derby win in the Premier League era was a 5-0 home success in November 1994 as Andrei Kanchelskis bagged a hat-trick and Hughes and Eric Cantona were also on target. Read More »

Blue Jays doomed early by Yankees' long bombs


Masahiro Tanaka mustered just four innings and 88 pitches before Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle, David Robertson, Dellin Betances and Adam Warren combined to go the rest of the way. Todd Frazier was a triple shy of the cycle. Campos allowed a two-run double to the recently-acquired Frazier completing Tepesch's line, with five runs in 4-1/3 innings. Read More »

Deshaun Watson Impresses As Texans Fall 27-17 To Panthers


But they're still the home team, and taking Newton out of a couple possessions shouldn't have taken the game off of the key number of 3. The total is 37; totals are always lower in the preseason. The undrafted wide receiver has had a solid training camp, but missed the last four days of practice with an undisclosed injury . Welcome to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte North Carolina! Ben Boulware had one quarterback hurry for the Panthers . Read More »

Murray Withdraws From Cincy, Vows To Be Ready for US Open


Murray said: 'I'm continuing to work hard on the court with the aim of being in NY. Murray announced his decision Wednesday, with his goal of being ready to play in the U.S. However, his announcement was the first time he has made clear that he still hopes to play at Flushing Meadows, which begins two weeks on Monday. Taking a tennis sabbatical has become a bit in vogue recently after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal used it to great effect past year with the pair then going on to share ... Read More »

Heyman | Indians acquire Jay Bruce from Mets


The #Yankees were also involved in Bruce trade talks before #Mets dealt him to Cleveland. On the year, Bruce is batting.256 with a.321 on-base percentage to go along with 29 home runs and 75 RBI's in what has been his first full season in NY. Read More »

Georges St-Pierre Signs For UFC 217


St-Pierre shared the news on his social media channels. It appears the UFC was willing to wait, as UFC 217 will go off on November 4. Bisping vs. Now St-Pierre is set to compete for the middleweight title in a fight that will allow him the opportunity to join Randy Couture, B.J. Penn and Conor McGregor as the only UFC fighters in history to hold two championships in two different divisions. Read More »

PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth plays down pressure of Grand Slam bid


If it happens great. But Yang battled back and managed to get into the final group with Woods for Sunday, where some superb golf saw him win by three strokes to write his name into the history books. "What Hideki did was pretty impressive", McIlroy said . Before that there was T-3 at CIMB late past year, when the 2016-17 PGA Tour season got underway. Read More »

Vince Wilfork retires as a New England Patriot

Wilfork signed a one-day contract with the New England Patriots , thus allowing him to retire as a member of the franchise. During a news conference at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, Patriots CEO Robert Kraft and General Manager Bill Belichick made sure Wilfork got the proper sendoff. Read More »

'Injured' Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign


But, according to The Independent , Paris Saint-Germain will once again test the resolve of Arsenal and Sanchez by making the significant offer ahead of the new season. "It is a long time I didn't speak to PSG, it is a long time since I spoke to them", Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday. Asked if he expected Al-Khelaifi to get in touch, Wenger replied: "No, no. Read More »

Houston Nutt's Lawsuit Against Ole Miss Dismissed by Judge


Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze resigned in July, but the school says it wasn't related to the NCAA case. The lawsuit filed by the former head coach against the university, the athletics foundation and IHL board was granted a motion to dismiss, Wednesday, on grounds of "lack of subject matter jurisdiction". Read More »

Liverpool in 'good shape' ahead Watford, Hoffenheim clashes


Last season they were shared around Klopp's attackers, with Sadio Mane hitting 13, Firmino 12 and Divock Origi 11, to add to Coutinho's tally. Gerrard, perhaps unsurprisingly, expects Liverpool to do better. Liverpool were hoping to add Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton but withdrew their interest in the Dutch centre back after Saints accused them of making an illegal approach. Read More »