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Wenger 'relieved' Giroud has chose to stay

The 30-year-old has been linked with the likes of West Ham, Everton and Marseille since the arrival of club-record signing Lacazette but Wenger is pleased the former Montpellier man has opted to stay put. "I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that because one was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build up and the third goal was on a corner again, so we conceded two goals on corners". Read More »

Ronald Koeman: Everton improvement is impossible in Premier League this year


The Dutchman is also unable to call upon long-term injured trio Seamus Coleman (broken leg), Yannick Bolasie (knee) and Ramiro Funes Mori (knee), but will look to give six new squad members their Premier League bows. Mark Hughes has warned his Stoke side not to get dazzled in the spotlight of the Rooney show. Only Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer (8) have scored more goals on Premier League opening day than Rooney (7). Read More »

Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day victor

Giroud had been seriously considering his future following the £52 million club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette and Wenger's certainty but has been persuaded to stay in what is now a "super sub " role. Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare was also pleased - even if the Foxes headed back to the East Midlands with nothing to show for their evening's endeavour. Read More »

Sky to broadcast Premier League in Dolby Atmos

We encourage him to do that. London [U.K], Aug 9 (ANI): Star striker Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of the start of Arsenal's Premier League campaign due to an abdominal injury. "Yes, but we scored four goals as well and the game was of quality". "For a first game, it was a top-quality game". "I opened the door for him at some stage as it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go", Wenger said at the post-match news conference. Read More »

David Moyes has a very blunt assessment of Paul Pogba


The fiery Scot does not think Pogba is in the same league as Old Trafford legends Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs. Manchester United have made waves in the transfer market in recent years, splashing millions of pounds to get them back to the top in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. Read More »

Arsenal Edge Leicester in 7-Goal Premier League Thriller

Wenger reassured that his compatriot Giroud will not be leaving the club this transfer window despite losing his starting role to their record summer signing Alexandre Lacazette who opened his English Premier League goal account in the match against Leicester City . Read More »

Mariners Log: M's fall to Angels on Segura's ninth-inning error


Paxton, who was named AL Pitcher of the Month for July, left Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Angles in the seventh inning. With one down in the ninth, Mike Trout walked and Albert Pujols followed with a line drive single to center. Question: Why the quick hook on Gonzales and not for Moore? "It could be three weeks", manager Scott Servais said ( via the Seattle Times ). "No Casey Lawrence tonight". Read More »

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

Guardiola struck a satisfied tone when discussing his raft of fresh full-backs and their ability to have a transformative effect on City's play this season. "But it is going to finish, it is unsustainable ". "Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton´s better players". These three full backs will be a huge upgrade from City's full backs last season and will add a huge attacking force and the speed to track back in defense. Read More »

People used to Google 'Pochettino' - Spurs boss responds to Rose


With the players we have we can compete in a very good way". "We will sign like every season at the end, maybe on the last day". Their chairmen Daniel Levy would rather invest his money in building out the infrastructure of the club, including Tottenham's new 61,000-seater stadium in north London and their state of the art training facilities for the first team and the youth academy. Read More »

Isco Pens New Real Madrid Contract With Enormous Release Clause


The Spain worldwide midfielder, whose previous deal was to expire in 2018, has penned a new, four-year commitment with the option of a fifth season, and is set to earn an annual salary of six million euros. Manchester United's Paul Pogba tackles Real Madrid's Luka Modric. This marks a change in emphasis among many Blancos fans and pundits, with the team's "BBC" front line of Gareth Bale , Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo now making less headlines. Read More »

Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive


I assure you that because last season we finished contract of five, six players, and for six years Manchester City hadn't bought full-backs. "We have spent, of course, but all the teams have spent", he continued. Romelu Lukaku will play every game but Manchester United don't score a lot. "It's the same pressure as I had last season". I backed them last season when I think the players struggled to buy into it. Read More »

A lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town can barely believe his luck Premium


Heckingbottom said: "I'm expecting Ipswich to set up not to concede when they come here". Well in, Pards. But we're not asking you to recall when a team scored - but who netted that first goal. 'I get the experience being a key factor but, almost, when heading into the unknown and wanting to impress, that can bode well for us'. He leaves the professional game as a player with 460 games to his name, with a majority of his career being in the Premier League and Cardiff City, with clubs like ... Read More »

Guardiola defends Man City's big spending


The City line-up for their 1-0 win was all-British but the eleven who will take the field on Saturday will be drawn from around the world - with even more global talent having been recruited during the close-season. Back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero, full-backs Pablo Zabaleta , Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy and wingers Jesus Navas and Nolito have all left, while the unwanted Joe Hart has gone out on loan again to West Ham United. Read More »

Slaven Bilic: 'Manuel Lanzini happy at West Ham United'


The luck of the Premier League fixture list means he is set to make his Hammers debut at Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United will grind out a victory out here. "The only thing I can say is that I am ready and if the manager decided I should start, then I will be very happy". 'The police are not going to throw me out of England because I don't have a work permit, ' Bilic said . Read More »

Guardiola unmoved by Manchester City favourite tag


If we have to score more then we will score more. Those deals were small change compared to City's spending of course and Chris Hughton's signings have been offset by a broken leg for Beram Kayal that will keep the midfielder sidelined for around three months. Read More »

Ronald Koeman confident of securing Gylfi Sigurdsson for Everton


Swansea must now put an end to the situation as soon as possible, collect their £45 million and reinvest to create a stronger squad to embark on what is going to be another tough season in the Premier League . He pulled out of the club's tour to the United States and, although he has since taken a full part in training, he will not be involved at Southampton . Read More »

Guardiola forecasts end to City spending spree

United have invested heavily on the signings of Romelu Lukaku , Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof in the transfer window, while champions Chelsea , Manchester City , Liverpool and Arsenal have also spent large sums. "It's going to be a challenge for everybody but we'll take it in our stride, compete and we'll surprise a few people", March told The Times newspaper. Read More »

Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites


Four of those new players cost more than £40m but that pales into insignificance compared to the €222m (£197m) Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar. "I think it is unsustainable . The market is what it is but sooner or later it is going to finish". Upon Gabriel's return from injury, the two at times played together in Pep Guardiola's side, and the 20-year-old forward is expecting their friendly rivalry will bring the best out of each other as well as the team this season. Read More »

5 young players ready for Premier League breakthrough


We're raring to go". We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except maybe Tottenham . Having insisted throughout last season, particularly when the team was struggling during the winter months, that he would never change his principles, the reality is that Guardiola has modified his approach in an effort to succeed in England. Read More »

Wenger tells Lacazette to use Zlatan as benchmark at Arsenal


Substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored in the 83rd and 85th minutes respectively to overturn Leicester's lead and put Arsenal top of the table ahead of the weekend action. But I don't want him to go and in the end he made a decision to stay. Arsenal have also reportedly offered Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000-a-week as they look to shut down rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City . Read More »

Matsuyama charges into PGA lead


The 28-year-old again displayed these characteristics of his recent form: streaky at times, but with the courage to pull himself back into the round. "I think that separates the field a bit more and that's good in a major". It just feels like he has to win another US Open. Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship and finished runner-up to Jimmy Walker last year , is eager to strut his stuff at the majors for the first time this year. Read More »

Federer storms into semis, but Anderson goes down in Montreal

Federer posted his seventh consecutive win over the Spaniard and improved his season record to 34-2. Federer, was never seriously pushed by the Spaniard as the Swiss maestro secured the first break in the 9th game of the opening set. Prior to this, the pair had met only once during a Davis Cup World Group play-off in 2012, when Federer clinched a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win. "I wanted to play a great tournament, and I think I did have a good week", Bautista Agut told reporters. Read More »

Bills deal Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby in separate trades


Gaines and a 2018 second round pick. Roseman sent Matthews and the team's third-round pick in 2018 to Buffalo for cornerback Ronald Darby . The Eagles think Sidney Jones , their second-round choice this year, would have been a first-rounder had he not blown out an Achilles' tendon. Read More »

Mourinho Confirms Talks For Zlatan Ibrahimovic

And Mourinho , speaking ahead of his side's Premier League opener against West Ham, noted that his side has what it takes to challenge for the title. "But we have players and if we cannot strengthen the team in these areas, we have people that we can trust and we go for it". Is Mourinho set to continue his title winning sequence at United this season? "Europa League is not Champions League", he said . Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to make a Premier League return


Mourinho knows United must improve their goal output and can not rely purely upon £75m new boy Romelu Lukaku , who hit nine in 10 games for Everton against West Ham . 'Twenty-five per cent means one of four. "We have got a central defender who can play in many other positions, such as right-back and central midfield". Read More »

Sammy Watkins is headed to the NFC West


Drops are an issue, but it's worth noting that Matthews has had at least 800 receiving yards in all three seasons, and he scored eight TDs in his first two campaigns. But the Eagles signed free-agent receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith and drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson. White now projects as the Bills' top cornerback this season with Gaines likely to start opposite him. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving unveils shoe collaboration with Kobe Bryant


That all ended yesterday thanks to a new report from ESPN's Dave McMenamin that gave further insight into the situation within the Cavs locker room going back to the playoffs. "Even at that level there were still things that made him sullen or reclusive from his teammates ". In all, not much traction has been seen on the Irving trade front, as there hasn't been much more than rumored interest and offers among teams to this point. Read More »

Louis 'Rally Cat' missing after appearance at Cardinals game


The saga of the St. Louis Cardinals "rally cat" - or "rally kitten", if you prefer - appears to have taken a happy turn on Friday after the team announced the missing kitten had been located . "In the meantime, the Cardinals are looking to scratch and claw their way back to the top of the division standings". But the woman who claimed the cat outside Busch Stadium quickly lost track of our furry friend , leaving a cute kitty wandering the city streets and many St. Read More »

Patrick Mahomes opening eyes at Chiefs' camp


Regular season parking is $60 per game, but again, only $35 if you pay ahead of time with a credit card at Chiefs.com/parking. Oh, right, it got even worse for a team coming off a 2-14 season: defensive tackle DeForest Buckner left the game on the first drive and was immediately declared out. Read More »

Piers Morgan reacts to Arsenal's 4-3 win over Leicester on Twitter


Alexis Sanchez will miss Arsenal's opening two Premier League games through an abdominal injury as manager Arsene Wenger refused to reveal if the club had received any bids for the forward. The Veteran coach has a clue as to why his side had a disastrous campaign last season as they failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing 1 point behind Liverpool. Read More »

McGregor prepares for big bout with Mayweather


Casually dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts, the bluster and profanity of the recent four-city promotional tour undertaken with McGregor was replaced by a more sober analysis. Lomachenko is fresh off a lopsided win in his last fight against Miguel Marriaga from last weekend and he immediately made the offer to help McGregor via Twitter. Read More »

Guardiola fast-tracks Man City starlet Phil Foden to first-team


Pep explained City's heavy investment, saying, "We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we made a decision to put energy in the team for the next five, six years". He has to be strong but, of course, his quality is flawless for the way we want to play. What doesn't help is the fact that their best player, Eden Hazard, is set to miss the start of the season due to a fractured ankle. Read More »