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Barca plans to sign Coutinho rocked by Liverpool rejection

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Soon after the press conference, reports emerged that Coutinho had handed in a transfer request. The same family member revealed problems have been brewing behind the scenes between Klopp and Coutinho over the last six months. The Brazilian global has been in the headlines today as he's set to sit out the Reds' Premier League opener against Watford tomorrow afternoon with a back injury but his long-term future at Anfield is in serious doubt. Read More »

Ryan Tannehill to have surgery, headed to injured reserve

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However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Dolphins' "fear" was Tannehill would require season-ending surgery. You could argue that had Tannehill undergone the surgery, he could still be recovering, but Joe Flacco and Carson Palmer - both older than Tannehill - rebounded from similar surgical procedures to play at a high level the next season. Read More »

Top 25 Irish Premier League memorable moments 25-11

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The Chelsea manager's sentiments have been echoed by club captain Gary Cahill , who has described to great detail how good Matic was at shielding the defense in Conte's attack-minded 3-4-3 formation. "Honestly I'm pleased because we are working well with the team", Conte said. Conte said " a lot of people told me the penalty was clear ", however he admitted he didn't see the images himself. Read More »

Coburn, Frerichs complete shock United States one-two in steeplechase

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Frerichs also competed in the steeplechase in last year's Rio Olympics, placing 11th. Paris victor Beatrice Chepkoech finished a heroic fourth in 9:10.45 after battling back from way behind after initially forgetting to go over the first water jump and world record holder and Olympic champ Ruth Chebet , who led most of the race, was 5th in 9:13.96. Read More »

Myles Garrett: It's time to show you can play with big boys

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Kizer lit up FirstEnergy Stadium with two fourth-quarter bombs, including the 45-yard game-winning TD, en route to a 20-14 come-from-behind victory over the Saints. With his performance, Kizer may have closed the gap on Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler . BBC was one of three Browns to make three interceptions last season. Read More »

Conte frustrated as Chelsea launches title defense in EPL

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Morata , 24, told Marca: "I admit it's a very big fee but I have personality to play quietly and go my way". Players are more generally more motivated to chase trophies than to keep them, and that's the challenge facing Chelsea as the 2017-18 Premier League season gets underway. Read More »

Shocker: Nadal loses to 18 year old in Rogers Cup

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Being a 15-time Grand Slam champion and a former world number one, Nadal definitely possesses a champion's mind and thinks maturely. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal demolished one of the biggest talents of this sports Borna Coric . Technical advances in rackets and court surfaces as well as a changes in game strategy and the rise of the two-handed backhand have levelled the playing field in recent years. Read More »

Antonio Conte : I never wanted Matic to leave Chelsea for United

Conte led Chelsea to the title in his first season in English football and his win ratio of 79 per cent is the best of any manager in the history of the Premier League . "I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well", he said . The arrival of 11 "important" players - as Guardiola refers to them - has handed the Spanish coach an embarrassment of riches up in attack and fresh energy throughout his squad, which now has an average age of 24. Read More »

Conte To Start 2 New Signings: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Burnley

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The Premier League champions made a decision to sell Matic to their direct title rivals Manchester United in a £40m deal last week. "You would applaud that but those players aren't even at the club now". 'I think I had the benefit of realising how good he is when he's playing just in front of you - on and off the ball. Is Tiemoue Bakayoko a similar type of player to Matic? Following a poor debut against Arsenal in last Sunday's Community Shield finale many believe Morata may not be ... Read More »

Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title

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I visited them a couple of times past year, to check how they are doing. How do you feel about your club's summer transfer business? "Bakayoko is a good signing for us", Conte said in further quotes published by the London Evening Standard ahead of the new campaign. Read More »

Michael Owen predicts new signing will score in Arsenal v Leicester

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The former came as a welcome signing at 53 million euros as Wenger was already facing the heat because he was unwilling to loosen his purse strings to buy quality players. Now with a freakish back four of (from right to left) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal, Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin, Arsenal pushed for an equaliser, and on 83 minutes it came. Read More »

Manchester United vs West Ham: Potential XI with three at the back

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The same article says that Manchester United boss Mourinho is still privately convinced that the Red Devils will be able to conclude a deal to sign Bale before the close of the transfer window. The out-of-contract Swede is conducting his rehabilitation at United's training camp and Mourinho said: "Zlatan showed very clearly that what he did last season was not enough for him". Read More »

Football Is Returning As Arsenal Prepare To Welcome Leicester To The Emirates

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As well as the silverware, Arsenal's supporters have also had a major signing to celebrate after Wenger broke the club's transfer record to sign prolific French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. Jamie Vardy is unhappy with Leicester City's "lapses in concentration" as they slipped to a late 4-3 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League. Read More »

Wenger: Arsenal not super optimistic Alexis will sign new contract

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They have spent over £50 million, strengthening each squad department with moves for goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, centre-back Harry Maguire, midfielder Vicente Iborra and striker Kelechi Iheanacho. "It was one of the great days". Arsenal have collected more opening day red cards than any other Premier League side (6), with Laurent Koscielny getting two of the last three (2010-11 v Liverpool, 2013-14 v Aston Villa). Read More »

Eagles trade Jordan Matthews to Bills for Ronald Darby

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Although affordability played a factor, Roseman insisted that there was never an issue between the Eagles and Jordan Matthews's price point, saying that it never came down to a gap in negotiations. Watkins has been hampered by an assortment of injuries and limited to playing just eight games a year ago after having surgery to fix a broken left foot. Read More »

Top 25 Manchester City players of the Premier League era

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The Portugal global is another small but skillful attacker who should make City even more unsafe going forward than they already are. For a serial collector of trophies at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, finishing his first season in English football without a single title was an unusual feeling for Guardiola. Read More »

Arsenal rally late to defeat Leicester on opening night

Vardy then restored Leicester's lead early in the second half before goals in the final seven minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsay and Giroud gave Arsenal victory. They have not been helped by Petr Cech, who's also looked panic-stricken at times. Arsenal then had a penalty shout as Kolasanic's shot hit Onyine Ndidi's raised arm, but Mike Dean adjudged the Leicester man was too close to be able to react. Read More »

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - fans' View

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Manchester City have spent more this summer on full-backs alone than it cost to build the Amex! Chris Houghton on starting life in the Premier League: "We're all glad that it has come around, because when you have that initial excitement, you know that has to drop down at some stage, and the reality is we're playing in arguably the toughest league there is". Read More »

Buffalo Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Los Angeles Rams

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Sammy was talking about "building a legacy" with Tyrod Taylor just 14 hours ago. Matthews was a second-round pick by Philly in 2014 - the same draft class as Watkins. Expect someone like Kayvon Webster or Troy Hill to fill the void to start the season. Watkins, 24, has exceled for the Bills whenever he's been healthy on the field, but has struggled the last two years with injuries to his foot. Read More »

Guardiola returns to Man City drawing board

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But Toure battled his way back into Guardiola's first team , earning a new contract, and he has been a firm fixture in the Catalan's pre-season plans. "We have had friendly games and when the league starts will see how we compete against hard teams". "The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed after last season ". Read More »

Marlins will be sold to Derek Jeter's group, report says

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The price of the team is a reported $1.2 billion. The report claims Major League Baseball is expecting to receive a written agreement for the purchase by Friday. Loria bought the Marlins for $158.5 million in 2002 from John Henry. Businessobserver.com refers to Sherman as "the shrewd Naples investor who posted spectacular investment returns for years before the financial crisis and a bet on Bear Stearns blemished an otherwise stellar track record". Read More »

Barcelona eye up £72m move for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio

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However, some uncertainty has remained as Los Blancos are yet to announce the new deal despite his current one set to expire in less than a year. The Blaugrana are said to be desperate to bring in an attacker this season after selling Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee last week. Read More »

Sturridge and Coutinho Ruled Out for Watford Clash

In a statement on Friday, the club's owners said its "definitive stance" was that "no offers will be considered". After news of the transfer request emerged, a relative of Coutinho told Sky: "Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail". Read More »

Calls for Odinga to be named Kenyan president

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They based their demands on data they claim were received from IEBC sources that places Odinga in the lead. He provided no evidence but demanded Odinga , standing quietly by him at the news conference, be declared victor. "We call upon the security agencies to provide necessary protection while avoiding any excessive use of force", the statement added. There were violent protests in just one Nairobi neighbourhood, Kawangware slum, where police fired live rounds and tear gas as they ... Read More »

Philippe Coutinho Liverpool transfer saga timeline following today's shock reports

British media reported on Thursday that Liverpool had rejected a second bid worth 100 million euros ($117 million) from Barcelona , who had already been rebuffed last month in an 80 million euro offer for the 25-year-old. "I think if somebody, in this case FSG, is saying something like this it is the statement", said the German. "I have said what the club's decision is about this and now you can read it - that is maybe the only difference". Read More »

Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season

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And Pep Guardiola could hand him a run out during the friendly against Girona on Tuesday as City jet off to Spain for a training camp after their trip to Brighton. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens". "We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs", the Spaniard added. March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that ... Read More »

Brighton won't roll over for Man City, says Bruno

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We can play good and we can win games. I'm a type of player with a lot of experience. "Of course, they played for United, but they said that both clubs are fantastic and that I would enjoy the Premier League because it's the best league, the stadiums are always full, and people love football". Read More »

Darvish fights for 5 as Dodgers win

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Entering the seventh inning, Greinke had allowed just one hit-the homer to Bellinger-but the rookie got the best of him again to start the rally in the seventh inning. Kuhl, who came up to the Pirates in 2016, drove in the first runs of his major league career with a two-run single. Darvish found pinpoint command. Read More »

Michael Owen predicts Manchester United v West Ham United

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The 22-year-old was part of the squad that travelled to the United States on tour as he continued his rehabilitation from injury and he is looking forward to the upcoming campaign. The real signs of how serious United will be this season will come on Sunday afternoon when West Ham is the visitor to Old Trafford . "I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if it looks different, or you want to make it look so", he said. Read More »

Liverpool deny claims that Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request

I wish that was the end of it honestly but as we know, transfer sagas are never that simple are they? That is set in stone. The test of that statement will come over the next couple of weeks. Pochettino has been in charge at Tottenham since 2014, while Klopp is in his third season with Liverpool , making the forthcoming campaign a watershed moment for both bosses. Read More »

Bills trade Watkins to Rams; get Matthews from Eagles

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On the heels of their preseason opener, the Bills dealt top cornerback Ronald Darby in exchange for WR Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick in the 2018 National Football League draft. Matthews caught the first career touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in last season's opener and the two were very good friends. But with his impending free agency, the additions of Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith and Mack Hollins, and the more glaring need at cornerback, the Eagles decided to make a deal. Read More »

Iran bans two players after facing Israeli side

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According to ESPN FC , Iran prohibits its athletes from facing Israeli opponents since the Iranian government doesn't recognize Israel as a sovereign nation. But Iranian Football Federation officials said they should not have played "even if their contracts with the Greek team would have been terminated". Read More »

Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams for EJ Gaines

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He has had two surgeries on a broken foot but had stayed healthy during training camp. In a separate trade, the Bills traded CB Ronald Darby to the Eagles for WR Jordan Matthews . Watkins now reunites with former teammate Robert Woods in Los Angeles . In 2016, Watkins had only 28 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns in eight total games with the Bills. Read More »