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Jose Mourinho: Liverpool Must Win The League Now

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit back at critics claiming that the money spent on goalkeeper Alisson Becker is too high. "The day that this is football, I'm not in a job any more". "For 75 minutes, it was incredible what we did with the players we have against that team - finalists of the Champions League, who have unbelievable players". Read More »

Why Ronaldo will not serve any jail term despite two-year sentence

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Spanish tax agencies have reportedly struck a deal with the five time Champions League victor in an agreement that will see him part ways with up to KSh 2.2 billion. Sentences of up to two years are generally not implemented in Spain for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes. The sentence came about after negotiations between Ronaldo, the prosecutor's office and the state attorney which kept him out of jail, but ensured he paid the hefty fine, which is the full amount of tax he owed ... Read More »

Manchester United Need To Sell Martial To Land Belgian Superstar

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For Shaw, he was never properly out of shape, as the Englishman believes he simply has a different kind of body. It has been said that United are asking for £80m for Martial, while other ongoing gossip suggests that the club is "willing" to spend £70m to reunite Mourinho with Chelsea winger Willian, the type of seasoned workhorse that the Portuguese knows he can hammer hard to get results. Read More »

Cubs trade for Rangers’ Cole Hamels to help rotation

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To fulfill their their urgent need for a starting pitching upgrade, the Cubs agreed to a deal Thursday night for four-time All-Star left-hander Cole Hamels of the Rangers . Hamels' last start for the Phillies came when he threw a no-hitter against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in July 2015. Hamels doesn't appear to be the pitcher he was when he earned the World Series MVP in 2008, pitching the Phillies to a championship over Maddon's Tampa Bay Rays . Read More »

Arnaud Demare, last place in the Pyrenees, wins Tour de France stage

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The West Australian said the team would go all-in for a stage win in its last opportunity - a tough 200.5km Stage 19 mountain test suited to Adam Yates and Mikel Nieve. "I can thank Greipel", he said. "I think (he was) a bit of an idiot". "Obviously that insulted me". When he did, he said: "I've been through some hard moments but I really wanted to make it to the final sprints and play my cards". Read More »

Pep Guardiola 'proud' of display of Manchester City youngsters versus Liverpool

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Despite this, Klopp admits he is unsure whether Liverpool will compete for the Premier League title this season and highlighted the stiff competition from the likes of City, Manchester United and Tottenham . "I grew up and am a more mature guy". If the 2018/19 Premier League winners were based on who punters genuinely believe will lift the trophy come May next year, then Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will be crowned the champions of England. Read More »

Mourinho: Klopp has to deliver after spending spree

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That has always been Mourinho's way throughout his managerial career with it seen as a sacrifice worth making given the likelihood of silverware. The Anfield side are looking to improve on last season's league performance after finishing 25 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League while reaching the Champions League final. Read More »

Bracket for loaded Maui Invitational creates potential dream title game

While the Maui Invitational loses some of its charm without Chaminade's annual quest to pull a titanic upset, the quality of next season's field makes up for it. The schedule for the 2018 Maui Invitational is out; Duke basketball will take on San Diego State in its opening round matchup. Duke defeated North Carolina 74-64. Read More »

Blue Jays hands down won the J.A. Happ trade

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Instead, they will hope they get the best version of Happ. McKinney, 23, showed promise in spring training and the minor leagues after landing with the Yankees in return from the Cubs in the 2016 Aroldis Chapman deal. The Red Sox are weaker against lefties than righties, and NY and Boston have 10 games left. Happ is in the final year of a three-year, $36 million deal, so he'll be a rental wherever he winds up. Read More »

C.J. McCollum, Kevin Durant trade daggers in Twitter spat

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We have the capabilities. "We were the third seed past year, bro". Or, if you're Kevin Durant , you can continue to trash talk players on inferior teams. Just when you thought that was over, the Portland guard answered a question on Twitter about calling the Warriors superstar a "Bitch", and while he thought it was a harsh, he did state how Cousins signing with the already stacked Warriors was a soft move. Read More »

Policeman bizarrely knocks Chris Froome off his bike

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Sky said Froome was not injured. A check-up in hospital revealed he'd actually broken his kneecap in the crash and would not be able to play any further part in this year's Tour. Ireland's Dan Martin (UAE) finished second at 28secs behind Quintana, with Thomas third at 47 and Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Lotto-Jumbo) in fourth at 52. Read More »

Klopp lauds Salah impact after goalscoring return

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Sturridge could be in line to start the Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on August 12, with Roberto Firmino and new goalkeeper and fellow Brazil worldwide Alisson only rejoining the squad at next week's training camp in France. "I said before the game, it's not that he has problems - he has no problems", Klopp said at his postmatch news conference. After setting a new Premier League record for points, reaching a century, it's unsurprising to see Manchester City as strong ... Read More »

Iowa DE arrested after climbing into police auto

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Saturday. He was reported to have first tried to open the passenger door, then, after seeing someone sitting there, went for a back door. Reiff, 22, was arrested at 2:44 a.m. "Barta added that the 6'3", 272-pound junior would be "subject to the rules and regulations of the UI Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, and the rules and regulations of coach Kirk Ferentz and his program". Read More »

Reason Why Anthony Martial Has Left Pre-Season Tour

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Manchester United's Jose Mourinho remains frustrated by what he was to work with in their pre-season tour due to the World Cup. He's shown that in this World Cup I think that he can play. It is understood all of these locations plus Malaysia and China are potential destinations. "I think you have to be fair and now you have to demand (they win the league)", Mourinho added. Read More »

Swiss star Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup

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Federer competed in last year's Rogers Cup in Montreal off the back of winning Wimbledon but lost in the final to Germany's Alexander Zverev . This means the five-time US Open victor can realistically be expected to play in just one tournament of repute - the Cincinnati Open - before action gets under way at Flushing Meadows. Read More »

Mixed martial arts star McGregor returns to court for NYC melee

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This led to McGregor attacking the fighter bus that had Nurmagomedov on and he was arrested as a result, then was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. The UFC, the sport's premier organising body, said one fighter was hit by a dolly thrown through a window, while another suffered a cut to his eye after the glass shattered. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey is a 'symbol' for Arsenal, says Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Iwobi and his colleagues will then go for an emotional outing against their new manager, Unai Emery's former club, Paris Saint-Germain. "It's very exciting", Ramsey said. Apparently the France global "is waiting for permission from his father before he can complete a move". The north London side have also been linked with a potential swoop to sign Sevilla defensive midfielder Steve N'Zonzi. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo is basically superhuman

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New Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has stated he intends to speak to any players wanting to leave the club by the end of July . "But it does not depend on me, so we have to wait, I am confident". "I am satisfied with the performance of the first half and the first 15 minutes of the second half, but not the last 30 minutes", Sarri said. "(We speak) nearly every day, he loves playing for Chelsea, I don't let him go! As well as the staggering results from his medical tests, Ronaldo ... Read More »

Chelsea target Aleksandr Golovin agrees to join Monaco

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Golovin impressed for Russian Federation at the World Cup this summer and had attracted interest from a number of teams, with Monaco set to beat the competition. Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev confirmed earlier this month that his club had entered the race by tabling a "more than a generous offer". Read More »

'Maybe they don't like Liverpool' - Shaqiri dismisses critics after move

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Shaqiri completed a £13.75million to Anfield earlier this month, joining from Stoke City after an impressive campaign for the Potters , despite their relegation to the Championship. I don't know, it could be. Anyway, Shaqiri is buzzing to be at Anfield: "I am really happy to be here finally". They blocked it. They said: 'We want you to be here, you are important for us'. Read More »

I ran out of holes at the end - McIlroy

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And Woods played a crucial role in all three of those tournaments, so that further helps to show his impact on the ratings. Neither his daughter Sam, 11, or son Charlie, 9, saw their dad in his dominant prime so Woods was hoping to give them a glimpse of what he used to do on a weekly basis. Read More »

Bayern Munich sign Alphonso Davies in record MLS deal

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He joined the Whitecaps youth set-up in 2015 at the age of 14, before making his MLS debut a year later. "Thanks to the fans for supporting me, I really enjoy playing in front of them in Vancouver". "Alphonso Davies is a very big talent", Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said. "He's arguably been our best player this year, it's hard because he's a 17-year-old boy and there is a lot of pressure and expectation on him", Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson said on Monday, prior to ... Read More »

'Proud' Pep Guardiola praises players despite loss against Liverpool

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We had the World Cup and then a holiday and we are back. Salah planted a header past Joe Hart less than a minute after coming off the bench. "They are certainly the favourites to lift the Premier League this season. "I'm happy to smile and to see that you can change your opinion and change as a person, it is amusing", the United manager said of Klopp's U-turn. That is a good example for the club. Read More »

Spurs-linked Anthony Martial wants Premier League stay

Manager Jose Mourinho gave Martial, 22, permission to fly back from Los Angeles, where United will play AC Milan in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday. Martial is unlikely to return to the USA and this will be perceived as an attempt to try to force a way out of Old Trafford , even if the motivation to leave was understandable. Read More »

Salah is fully recovered and full of joy - Klopp

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After suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final match against Real Madrid , Salah represented Egypt in the 2018 World Cup, which saw the Pharaohs' exit the tournament from the group stage. "But he was completely fine and is completely fine now". In what is the Reds' curtain raiser for this year's International Champions Cup, Jurgen Klopp will be missing his star forwards - alongside Marko Grujic and the injured pair of Georginio Wijnaldum and Pedro Chirivella - ... Read More »

Can full of praise for Klopp after Liverpool exit

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This summer, Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has arrived from RB Leipzig for about £50m, Brazil midfielder Fabinho has joined from Monaco in a deal that could be worth more than £40m, and Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri has been recruited for £13m from Stoke. Read More »

Major Pakistan party alleges vote rigging as Khan tipped for victory

The most populous province of Punjab - which has 141 out of the 272 directly elected seats in the National Assembly - is a key battleground, analysts have said. The provincial results show that the PML-N was leading on 129 seats in Punjab followed by PTI with 121 in the provincial assembly of 299 members. The official, an aged retired civil servant, seemed to be having trouble reading their documents. Read More »

Fulham complete signing of former Chelsea man Schurrle

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Former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is now in London to undergo his medical ahead of his potential move to the recently promoted Premier League side, Fulham , confirms a report from Sky Sports . The 27-year-old joined Dortmund from Wolfsburg in 2016, but is surplus to requirements at the club since the arrival of new boss Lucien Favre. "Andre has been a top target for us, as he has for other clubs throughout Europe, so I'm very happy that our pursuit was successful", he said. Read More »

Everton sign Brazilian forward Richarlison from Watford

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Everton have completed the club record signing of Brazilian winger Richarlison from fellow Premier League side Watford in a deal believed to be worth £50m. Richarlison joined Watford from Fluminense for £11.5m in 2017. After Silva's sacking from Watford in January, Richarlison failed to register a single goal or assist, and Hornets fans widely believe that the £40million fee is hugely inflated based off his debut Premier League campaign. Read More »