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New Boss Maurizio Sarri Not Happy With Willian

Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin following a 1-1 draw in normal time. Brazil global Willian, who played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup for his country, was due back in England last Friday but did not turn up for pre-season training until Wednesday afternoon as he reportedly had some issues with his passport. Read More »

Jose Mourinho provides key transfer update regarding new arrivals


Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling also missed the Liverpool defeat through injury, while Anthony Martial had returned home to attend the birth of his second child. Last season, I didn't play much, that's my objective and my ambition. In the wake of Saturday's preseason loss to Liverpool, Mourinho has heavily criticised his players and the club. Read More »

European Open: Bryson DeChambeau, Richard McEvoy share one-shot lead


By contrast, McEvoy's compatriot Paul Casey finished with a flourish for a round of 69 to lie fifth - just ahead of Drysdale, Australian Scott Hend, Italy's Renato Paratore and Frenchman Romain Wattel, all on eight under. The European Tour journey talked about how a boost in confidence and a change in attitude to try and enjoy the game more led to a wire-to-wire victory at last week's Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, before earning his maiden title on the European Tour. Read More »

Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

Meyer told reporters last week at the Big Ten Media Day event in Chicago that he was aware of a 2009 incident involving Zach Smith , but was told "that what was reported wasn't what actually happened". Zach Smith was on Urban Meyer's staff since 2012. A hearing has been scheduled for Friday. Meyer termed firing Zach Smith , which happened July 23, as a "very tough call". Read More »

Jose Mourinho gives honest assessment of Maurizio Sarri


Chelsea were beaten on penalties by Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday night following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes, but Sarri admitted afterwards that he's not pleased with Willian. 'He has a fantastic team, fantastic players and squad - I think he has conditions to do good work'. "I will see them on Saturday for the first time, so I don't know the situation in this moment", he insisted. Read More »

Saturday's golf roundup: Johnson, 3 others share Canadian Open lead


The 37-year-old Australian started moving day at Toronto's famed Glen Abbey course just four shots off the pace, only to tumble down the leaderboard with a three-over-par 75 leaving him at seven under and 10 shots back of the 54-hole lead. Johnson also won at the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in January and the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June in Memphis, Tenn. The 27-year-old from Dundas, Ont., finished in a season-high tie for eighth place at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday, and ... Read More »

Opening new school 'one of the greatest moments' for LeBron


Asked what he would say to Trump if he were sitting across from him, he replied: "I would never sit across from him". The I Promise School in Akron, Ohio . "What I've noticed over the past few months", James shared with CNN's Don Lemon during a sit-down interview on Monday. "I rode the same bikes on the same streets they ride on. Read More »

Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold ends holdout, signs contract with Jets


After a lengthy signing process due to disputes over offset language , Sam Darnold is finally a Jet. As with all first-round rookie contracts, the deal has a team option for a fifth season. Darnold was listed as the team's No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart following last month's minicamp. Coach Bowles called McCown his No. 1 QB and said the others would have to beat him out to take his spot. Read More »

Digne criticised for 'I never walk alone' tattoo


A former PSG, Roma and Lille player, he has made the move from La Liga champions Barcelona . Newcastle are reportedly interested in bringing Everton full-back Leighton Baines to St James' Park but face competition from Premier League rivals Burnley, as well as teams from MLS. Read More »

Transfer: Real Madrid finally find Ronaldo's replacement


He's happy to be here, this is a fantastic opportunity for him to show his talent. Lopetegui said Bale had "worked extremely well" with France forward Karim Benzema in training, adding, "If this is the squad I have at start of season I will be a happy man". Read More »

Force India racing in Hungary despite court hearing


I think there's more to come yet", he said in an interview at Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix when asked whether Mallya's Formula One adventure had reached the end of the road. Perez said it had been a hard decision to take the action given his personal relationship with team boss Vijay Mallya, who is fighting an attempt by the Indian government to extradite him from Britain in order to face charges of fraud. Read More »

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer put on administrative leave after abuse allegations


Urban Meyer is entering his eighth season at Ohio State and boasts a 73-8 record as the head coach of the Buckeyes. "The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations". "Shelley said she was going to have to tell Urban", Courtney Smith told Stadium said. The entire report is well worth reading, but the most damning evidence are the texts shared between Smith, Shelley Meyer , and other wives on the staff that showed that at the least Shelley was well aware of the ... Read More »

Virat Kohli takes down Joe Root


LIVE Stream the England v India Test Series on FOX SPORTS. When Root reached his century in England's victory over India in the one-day global at Headingley last month, he dropped his bat in the manner of a singer dropping his microphone after a show-stopping performance. Read More »

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott says ‘America’s Team’ stands for the anthem


Most embarrassing for Jones, however, was a video that WFAA obtained showing the Cowboys owner talking with his hat on while the national anthem was being played. Few owners did, while others, such as Jones, expressed a strong desire for players to stand for the anthem and use their voices as professional athletes away from the field - if at all. Read More »

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: 'I'll be ready for Premier League opener'


Liverpool will aim to haul in reigning Premier League champions Manchester City this season - with Adam Lallana confident his team have "all the ingredients" for success. He makes goals and score goals with both feet, he can play in a couple of attacking positions and gives us flexibility at the top of the pitch". Out there on the market, there isn't a Phil Coutinho-light. Read More »

Callum Hudson-Odoi's performance vs Arsenal was seriously impressive

Chelsea looked to have sealed victory but Alexandre Lacazette fired a last-gasp equaliser to send the clash into a shootout, converting fellow second-half substitute Reiss Nelson's cross at the far post in the final minute. Aubameyang failed to make any contact to the ball from a glorious position, though, having been put off by Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta . "Hudson-Odoi is a very young player", he said. Read More »

Bayern Munich will not sell wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski: Niko Kovac


While his career total now stands at an impressive 332 goals in 527 games, Kovac is evidently keen to make the most of his services having been appointed as Bayern boss this summer. He is a great footballer, who has achieved a lot in the Bundesliga, scored many goals and now in the new season certainly will score many goals. "We are the ones who decide and Robert has a contract here, although I don't know when it expires". Read More »

Murray rallies for first hardcourt victory in 16 months


Andy Murray converted on his seventh match point to beat Mackenzie McDonald in three sets and set up a tie against fellow Brit Kyle Edmund at the Citi Open. Now ranked 832 in the world , Murray composed himself and broke serve in the opening game of the second set, only to hand the break straight to McDonald. Read More »

Arsenal edge Chelsea in shootout after Dublin draw

Antonio Rudiger's fifth-minute goal seemed certain to prove the victor at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, the Germany global capitalising on poor defending to head home a Cesc Fabregas corner. Morata then completely missed another Hudson-Odoi cross and at the other end, as the game flowed, Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero thwarted Sead Kolasinac . Read More »

Smriti Mandhana hits joint fastest half-century in women's T20 cricket


Smriti Mandhana became the joint-fastest to a half-century. The left-hand cricketer from India enrolled her name in the cricket book in a six-over game of KIA . Incidentally, Mandhana, the first Indian to play in the KIA Super League (England's flagship T20 tournament for women). Mandhana also scored the fastest T20I fifty for India Women off 25 balls earlier this year. Read More »

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial: 'Family comes first'


Jose Mourinho does not know if Anthony Martial will return to Manchester United as doubts grow over the disgruntled forward's future at Old Trafford. Mourinho was able to draw some positives from the fixtures, pinpointing several players who particularly impressed him. Romelu Lukaku , Marcus Rashford , Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones will all be available in League's opener against Leicester City according to Mourinho. Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport adds microtransactions close to a year after launch


What was once a dominant franchise in the genre, Gran Turismo's sales and performance has taken hits over the last few iterations. The GT Sport Update 1.23 has also added eight new cars into the racing simulation game. The new Circuit de Sainte-Croix has six geometric layouts, this original track is based on the one near Sainte-Croix Lake in Provence, Southern France. Read More »

Real Madrid, without 'Galacticos', can't sell out stadiums in the US

Vinicius, who joined Madrid from Flamengo for €45 million earlier this summer, lined up alongside Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in the left-sided attacking role previously occupied by Cristiano Ronaldo. Lopetegui was keen to stress that the Portuguese's departure represented a "fantastic opportunity" for Bale, who has been linked by Spanish media with a move away from the club, to stay and show his talent. Read More »

Meyer says assistant's firing best thing for Buckeyes


Those run-ins, according to McMurphy's report , includes an aggravated battery arrest after throwing his pregnant ex-wife, Courtney Smith, against a wall. "I really don't care about that", Meyer said. There were no charges. "It came to me what happened, we advised them in counseling and moved forward", Meyer said. Read More »

OSU Coach Urban Meyer knew of abuse allegations against assistant in 2015

Ryan Day , who has been the team's offensive coordinator, will be acting head football coach while Meyer is on leave. Smith told Stadium that she believes that Meyer also knew at the time. In fact, Courtney Smith said of the 2015 incident, "All the [coaches'] wives knew". It was only after McMurphy published the police reports that Meyer and Ohio State fired Smith. Read More »

Pundit tells Pulisic to join Liverpool should he decide to leave Dortmund


Chelsea FC are in advanced talks with Borussia Dortmund to sign Christian Pulisic this summer, according to reports in the British media. The transfer window for Premier League clubs ends early this summer, which means that unless a satisfactory offer arrives by August 9, Pulisic will most likely stay with Dortmund this season. Read More »

What's next for Urban Meyer and Ohio State? 11 thoughts

Shelley Meyer , Urban's wife and an instructor in Ohio State's College of Nursing, was among the coaches' wives who knew that Courtney Smith had reported a domestic violence incident in 2015, Smith said. When TCU fans found out that their team would face off against Ohio State , the most common reaction likely involved a mix of excitement and fear. Read More »

Urban Meyer on Leave as Ohio State Investigates New Allegations

Meyer told reporters last week at the Big Ten Media Day event in Chicago that he was aware of a 2009 incident involving Zach Smith , but was told "that what was reported wasn't what actually happened". As far as we know now, Courtney Smith never personally reached out to Urban Meyer , only Shelley . Courtney Smith also provided threatening texts she said came from her ex-husband, former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith . Read More »

Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave

Meyer is under scrutiny for his handling of domestic violence claims against former assistant Zach Smith . "I said: 'That's fine, you should tell Urban'". And this was despite the existence of police reports documenting what receivers coach Zach Smith did to his wife, Courtney . "Zach once told me if he ever got fired and this all comes out: 'I'll take everyone at Ohio State down with me, '" Courtney told McMurphy. Read More »

Everton to offer Chelsea target massive pay rise to ward off interest


Jordan Pickford uncovered his true potential at the World Cup in Russian Federation and Everton helps the player to develop this much in this short period of time. The English keeper has been on an individual fitness plan during the holiday to ensure that he's match-fit for the season opener on Saturday, August 11, against Wolves. Read More »

Cook backs Rashid to handle pressure against India


Vaughan, who presented Rashid with his Test cap back in 2013, took to Twitter to give his thoughts on Rashid's recall. He had taken three wickets to help England restrict India to a modest 256. Rashid's inclusion to the Test squad for the home series against India has brought sharp reactions from ex-players with Vaughan terming it as " ridiculous ". Read More »