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Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's decision of selling Matic to Man United

And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand is tipping the Red Devils to go on and win the title in Mourinho's second season in charge at the club. But the Belgium worldwide is fit again and, with City yet to sign central defensive reinforcements, he needs to be available as much as possible. Manchester City endured a awful campaign last term but the Citizens have looked extremely good during pre-season following the many signings they have made. Read More »

Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs West Ham United


Last season, Mourinho eventually had to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League in a bid to secure Champions League football. I think we're in for plenty of goals and a decent City win. We say probably because when United manager Jose Mourinho gives his news conference tomorrow, the status updates might have changed for at least one of them. Read More »

Trent Murphy Reportedly out for Season with Torn ACL


Murphy fell and twisted his left knee awkwardly in the first quarter of the team's preseason game against the Ravens Thursday night. Murphy was slated to miss the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Read More »

Brighton vs Manchester City 12 August 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions


Manchester City have jetted off to Brighton ahead of their Premier League opener against the newly-promoted side. And BBC pundit Lawrenson thinks both clubs will win. "If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don't know". Victor can play right-back and centre midfield. The trio give United a new spine to the team, though it remains to be seen if Lindelof, who has yet to get up to speed in pre-season, starts with Eric Bailly returning from a ban. Read More »

Money no object for City, but Guardiola must deliver


Pep Guardiola claims there will be no immediate repeat of this summer's lavish spending at Manchester City . Mourinho goes into his second season at Old Trafford needing significant improvement in the Premier League after United finished sixth in May. Read More »

Mourinho eyes second season glory with United

But we have players and if we can not strengthen then we have people we trust'. 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 . "This time , we are all in the same basket". Okay, some will have the luck to play on Tuesday or Wednesday, or Saturday or Sunday. "The former Everton striker scored in seven straight PL games against West Ham at one time for the Blues and, with that goal in ... Read More »

Arsenal were never close to signing Riyad Mahrez - Wenger


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. However, instead of going for goal like Lacazette, he nodded it back into the goalmouth for Shinji Okazaki to head home, the type of close-range finish the Japan forward only ever seems to score. Read More »

Brighton and Hove Albion vs Manchester City: predicted starting XI's


City too were beset with problems in those dark days. "That's the quality that they've got". - Goalkeeper Mat Ryan attempted more passes than any outfield Brighton player in this match (27). Brighton , meanwhile, have just spent their record fee of around £10m on PSV Eindhoven's Davy Propper. His performances this season will certainly be worth watching as he begins his first season in the top flight and will be determined to maintain his promising form. Read More »

Mourinho To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Man Utd XI vs West Ham

United finished sixth in the Premier League and weren't much of a threat domestically. However, the club did win the Europa League and the League Cup, giving the manager a platform of success on which to build. I have better conditions to deliver a better season than my first one". "It takes time, I know that from experience of going to United at a young age". Read More »

How did Twitter react to Arsenal versus Leicester goal fest?


It's fantastic. I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play, but I don't want him to go and in the end he made a decision to stay. "It is a relief and I believe as well a reminder to the players that they have hurdles on the way and that we can get round it, like tonight so that is quite positive". Read More »

Alexandre Lacazette scores just minutes into his Arsenal debut

While Lacazette has started with an impressive performance in the Community Shield match, Kolasinac went a step further to score the all-important equaliser leading to the Arsenal win in the Community Shield . England striker Vardy put the visitors 2-1 ahead just before the half hour, darting into the box to rifle another fine Albrighton cross past Cech after the winger had pounced on a poor square ball from Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil. Read More »

Neymar's debut for Paris Saint-Germain could be delayed again


Barca have since been trying to replace Neymar with big-name and big-money signings such as Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele , but Xavi isn't overly anxious about the 25-year-old's departure. Former Chelsea and Netherlands global Ruud Gullit has said that he can see no issue with the amount of money involved in Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona . Read More »

Wozniacki Reaches 6th Final of 2017 with Win over Stephens in Toronto


She beat Petra Kvitova , Angelique Kerber and Lucie Safarova to reach the semi-finals. But her efforts were undone by too many unforced errors and Wozniacki calmly marched through the first set. The pair will play twice in a day after rain disrupted the schedule. The second-seeded Federer is seeking a third Rogers Cup title to go with wins in 2004 and 2006. Read More »

Former Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray Dies at Age 74


Murray had been battling with colon cancer for the past two and a half years. Murray stepped down as the team's GM previous year to battle the disease, becoming a senior hockey advisor for the Senators. Murray began coaching with the Washington Capitals in the 1981-82 season, and was with the team until being fired midway through the 1989-90 campaign and replaced by his bother Terry. Read More »

Broncos Derek Wolfe says he "dodged a bullet" on ankle injury


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. Safety T.J. Ward has missed the last week with a hamstring injury. Wolfe, on the other hand, isn't expected to miss the start of the season. In 11 practices open to the public, a record average of 4,910 fans came to watch the Broncos . Read More »

Jeter-Sherman to add runner-up to group


No word on how much Jordan will be putting in the pot, but regardless of how much he contributes, it's safe to say that the Miami will soon be a Jumpman city. The Marlins were sold for $1.2 billion by owner Jeffrey Loria. That's why Jeter needs a team to pull it off. "It is a process that has had a lot of twists and turns", said Samson, speaking in the Marlins' dugout during batting practice before their game against Colorado. Read More »

Usain Bolt, India's relay teams in action


It could be two more Jamaican gold medal performances or further affirmation the sprint tide might finally be turning. Besides a false start disqualification at the 2011 World Championships in the 100m and a second-place finish in the 4 x 100m relay at the World Relay Championships in 2015, Bolt was all gold everything since he burst onto the scene in Beijing. Read More »

Brighton bank on surprise factor to upset City


City's Arab billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour has invested more than 200 million pounds in new players during the close-season adding to their already impressive attacking options and upgrading their identified "weak spots" at full-back and goalkeeper. Read More »

City's mega-spending is a one-off, insists Guardiola

Bayern in 90 minutes was 0-0. "My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time". A late victor by Kevin Reeves relegated Brighton that afternoon, setting them up for a dreary double when they eventually lost the Cup final to United in a replay. Read More »

Wunderkind Shapovalov blasts into Rogers Cup semifinals


After a rain delay, Shapovalov broke Mannarino to take a 4-2 lead in the second set. In Saturday's semifinal, Shapovalov will meet the victor of Friday's late match between fourth-seeded German Alexander Zverev and Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Read More »

Bills trade Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby


That move was subsequently followed by another corner-for-receiver deal. Buffalo adding a couple picks is a nice component of these deals, and they also saved money. But who is going to stretch out an opposing defense? Running back LeSean McCoy , like Taylor, was surprised by the trades, but unlike Taylor, he knows what it feels like to get the shocking news that you never saw coming. Read More »

Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo by white nationalists at rally


The Detroit Red Wings have issued a statement saying the National Hockey League franchise was "not associated" in any way with white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. On Saturday, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent as protesters and counter protesters clashed, causing the state's governor to declare a state of emergency. Read More »

Premier League table 2017/18

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton on Manchester City: "They've been outstanding in pre-season, and if we're looking at a team gelling and showing the quality that they have, they have definitely shown that already". "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game". An eternal innovator, Pep's brand of football, and modern game overall, requires full-backs to be far more than simply wide defenders. Read More »

Arsenal to make big Alexis Sanchez push


It's little wonder some of Europe's elite might look to poach the Chile worldwide after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season. So this will mean, they could concentrate on the Premier League this will be a big boost if the club could convince Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to sign new contracts too. Read More »

Dixon and Hoddle's 60-second season preview: Man Utd


Speaking on The Debate , our new nightly show on Sky Sports Premier League , Neville said the addition of Matic "puts United in the driving seat ahead of Chelsea ". "Pogba teased us past year". "I think in the moments where they were moving more the ball, of course it was hard for us in the midfield". Prior to his first "official" goal for United, Lukaku had already scored three times for the club during pre-season with strikes against Real Salt Lake, Manchester City and Valerenga. Read More »

Man City boss Pep Guardiola: Premier League spending is unsustainable

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club will curb their transfer spending in future years after a huge outlay on players during the close season. The City manager also revealed that German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has been out injured since last December, was close to making his eagerly-comeback, with the friendly fixture at Girona on August 15 being earmarked as a potential date for his return to first-team action. Read More »

Former FSU K Roberto Aguayo Released by Bucs


He is one of only four kickers in the last 26 years to be drafted in the top two rounds, joining current Giant Mike Nugent (Jets, 2005, 47th overall), the Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski (2000, 17th overall) and retired Lions mainstay Jason Hanson (1992, 56th overall). Read More »

'Conte could walk at Chelsea' - Sutton sees trouble brewing at Stamford Bridge


I hope and I want to see the real Chelsea tomorrow because I think that now the season is starting and we must be ready. "I don't think I need to adapt to the Premier League, but to my new coach". Hopefully he'll get a chance and take it this season. "It's simple. I think I'm the coach of this team". And unless there's a remarkable kiss and make up between Conte and Diego Costa then last season's leading goalscorer won't be on the pitch either. Read More »

The world's best Dota 2 players have been defeated by a bot


In an accompanying blog post, OpenAI wrote that its bot had been undefeated over the last few days in Dota 1v1, a "complex game with hidden information [in which] agents must learn to plan, attack, trick, and deceive their opponents". In the first game he was able to defeat the enemy within 10 minutes. After the AI quickly got the first kill in the second round, the human player gave up and forfeited the rest of the match. Read More »

Craig Shakespeare expects Danny Drinkwater to stay at Leicester this summer


There have been widespread reports in the British media in recent days suggesting that the Blues are keen on luring the England worldwide to Stamford Bridge following the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United last week. Drinkwater is now out of action with injury and was not involved in Leicester's Premier League opening-day defeat to Arsenal on Friday night. Read More »

Slater: Manchester duo poised to challenge Chelsea for title

City have spent around 200 million pounds ($259.46 million) to strengthen their squad in the close-season with other title contenders including Chelsea and Manchester United also spending heavily to bolster their teams. The United boss admitted he still remains hopeful of signing a wide player, with Mourinho having already conceded it is "game over" for their chances of signing Real Madrid's Gareth Bale . Read More »