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Sarri deals blow to Chelsea kids' Europa League hopes

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The Belgian has been rested along with defender David Luiz and midfielder Mateo Kovacic , while full-back Emerson Palmieri is also absent. "Now it is very hard [to rotate] because in the first part of the season, it is very important to play with a very solid team", Sarri said. Read More »

Unai Emery makes Premier League admission ahead of Europa League start

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The goalkeeper has not yet featured since his £19.2m transfer from Bayer Leverkusen but will get his opportunity to press for more regular games in Arsenal's opening European fixture of the season. Torreira will also be given his chance to impress, with Emery adding that any of the players who start on Thursday could be in line to feature against Everton live on Renault Super Sunday . Read More »

Liverpool legend claims Neymar could never play for Klopp

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The Brazilian had started the game on the bench following a nasty eye injury sustained at Tottenham on Saturday, but showed his vision was spot on with an unerring 92nd-minute strike to give Jurgen Klopp's side all three points. "We picked ourselves up and played a better second half but it was frustrating". While we doubt Firmino needed too much persuading to play against PSG , Mane did his best to ensure that the hard-working Brazil worldwide would play against Thomas Tuchel's side. Read More »

Jimmy Butler Requests Trade from T-Wolves

With under a week to go before players report to their respective franchise, a Butler trade could send the start of the National Basketball Association season into a wild place. Andrew Wiggins' brother, Nick Wiggins, tweeted "Hallejulah" in response to Charania's tweet reporting Butler wanted to be moved. If Butler and his representatives had gone to Thibodeau with this decision earlier in the offseason, he already may have been traded elsewhere, either in a second draft night deal or in ... Read More »

Juve's Ronaldo sent off against Valencia

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Referee Felix Brych did not hesitate in bringing out the red card to mark an end to Ronaldo's night after 28 minutes. NAIJ.com earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates were victims of an attack in the early hours of Wednesday ahead of their UEFA Champions League showdown against Valencia . Read More »

LeBron James, ‘Black Panther’s’ Ryan Coogler Team Up for ‘Space Jam’ Sequel

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Space Jam 2 is finally happening, and LeBron James is indeed taking Michael Jordan's place in the role of National Basketball Association player saving the cartoon world. It's still the highest-grossing basketball movie of all-time. I'd just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don't just give up on their dreams. Read More »

Meyer sticks to same script in return press conference

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Meyer fired Smith on July 24 . The almost hour-long session was mostly a reiteration of what he told ESPN's Tom Rinaldi in a sit down interview that aired over the weekend during College GameDay . As has previously been reported, Meyer reportedly asked director of football operations Brian Voltolini about how to change settings on his phone to delete texts after a year. Read More »

US Open final umpire Carlos Ramos handed Davis Cup assignment

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If it happened in the men's match, it would not happen again. "He saw violations and he had the courage of his convictions to call them when he saw them". Hence, why the ITF backs him up. "It's sad for the sport when a player tries to become bigger than the rules. I don't see it's necessary really to debate that", he added. Read More »

Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves

The rift between Butler and Timberwolves' All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, as well as Andrew Wiggins , seems to be a major reason why Butler is likely to be traded before the start of the season. Butler has two years remaining on his contract but has the option to opt-out after this coming season and that's exactly what he would do. Those teams include the Brooklyn Nets , Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks . Read More »

Man City No2 Arteta: Guardiola disappointed with ban

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I feel very fulfilled with the job I'm doing at the moment. With Pep Guardiola banished to the stands for tonight's Champions League opening game against Lyon, No.2 Arteta will take charge of Manchester City . A new competition and we know how hard it is to play against the teams in Europe". He stated that Real Madrid are still favourite to win this season's Champions League trophy despite losing their all-time highest goalscorer, Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in the summer. Read More »

What Neymar told Roberto Firmino after PSG's defeat in Champions League

The triumph extended Liverpool's flawless start to the 2018-19 season, but Gomez warned against complacency. It's still so unbelievably hard. It's not that you can plan for it. "We didn't learn a lot that we didn't already know before but it's nice to know we can do it again". James Milner doubled Liverpool's lead from the penalty spot six minutes later after Georginio Wijnaldum was failed by PSG's Juan Bernat. Read More »

Patriots tweak Josh Gordon trade as Belichick refuses to comment

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Here's the surreal exchange that occurred Wednesday at Gillette Stadium, in which Belichick tried to explain how the deal was not official, despite public evidence pointing to the contrary. "This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday", general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. Read More »

Vikings Cut Rookie Kicker Carlson After 3 Missed FGs in Tie

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The Vikings have waived DT David Parry to make room on the 53-man roster for Johnson. The Vikings' rookie kicker was waived Monday after missing three kicks against the Packers. Bailey has made 186 of 211 field-goal attempts, an accuracy greater than 88 percent that trails only Baltimore's Justin Tucker. He's also converted 276 of 278 career extra-point attempts after touchdowns, according to data provided by the Vikings. Read More »

Klopp thankful after Firmino steps up

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It was the 29-year-old's first start in the competition for Liverpool and his first start in the Champions League since he was part of Chelsea's title-winning team in 2012. " Daniel Sturridge could be Liverpool's secret weapon in the Champions League this season, according to former Reds defender Stephen Warnock, who backed the England forward as a "£50 million player". Read More »

Michael Jordan donating $2M to Hurricane Florence victims

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Cooper warned that the flooding set off by as much as 3 feet (1 meter) of rain from Florence is far from over and will get worse in places. Nearly two million chickens died in the flooding following Hurricane Florence's impact on the Carolina coast belonging to one company. Read More »

Vontae Davis: Buffalo Bills cornerback retires at half-time of National Football League match

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The stunning news emerged from the Bills' locker room after the game. Without Davis in the picture, Buffalo only had four cornerbacks on their roster in Tre'Davious White, Phillip Gaines, Lafayette Pitts and Taron Johnson. In his National Football League career, Davis has earned about $50 million. "But I hold myself to a standard". "I never have seen that", Alexander said. Read More »

Angry Bale lifts lid on Ronaldo-less Real Madrid

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He told the Daily Mail: "I just said, "Keep your head up" ". "Now it's a bit more hard than it was before - before it was complicated but focused a lot on Cristiano , and now it's a bit more unsafe, at least [in terms of] how I see football and my concept of this game". Read More »

Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele Score Stunning Goals In Barcelona Vs. PSV

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Ousmane Dembele also scored for Barcelona , who were already 3-0 up when they were reduced to 10 men as defender Samuel Umtiti was sent off with a second yellow card for a hard foul in the 79th. It is true that he is the best in the world, although sometimes he does not win the Ballon d'Or. He will now be eager to make a lasting impact on another new tournament, when he makes his debut in the Champions League main draw on Tuesday against Barcelona . Read More »

France sweep Spain to reach Davis Cup final

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Four-time champions France, captained by 1983 French Open victor Yannick Noah , will meet either Croatia or the United States in the final in late November. "You can't wait for the mistake", Noah said. His 87 unforced errors only complicated his task but he never relented and his persistency prevailed. "I started to feel the adductor problem again and at 3-0, 4-0 in the second set I knew it was going to be impossible to win", he told the Davis Cup's official website. Read More »

Federer an example for United -Mourinho

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Mourinho said of the Young Boys match: "He's selected for the game". José Mourinho has called on his players to show the professionalism and fighting spirit of Roger Federer as they look to begin their Champions League campaign with victory on an artificial surface in Bern. Read More »

EPL: Kante reveals why he didn't leave Chelsea for PSG

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The devout Muslim then used Google to search for a local mosque where he take part in evening prayer. One of the fans, who wished to stay anonymous, spoke to the Daily Star about the loveable midfielder, who famously still drives a Mini Cooper despite his vast wealth. Read More »

DeSean Jackson Doesn't Want Ryan Fitzpatrick Benched When Jameis Winston Comes Back

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The Steelers made Pat Mahomes look like John Elway last week so we can take nothing for granted when it comes to the pass defense. It's like NBA Jam . After that win, Fitzpatrick went on to start another 118 games in his career for seven different teams and never led any of those teams to the playoffs (though he came agonizingly close with the 2015 Jets, who had a 10-6 record and still missed the playoffs). Read More »

Bird: Storm players have no interest in WH visit

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Other players from the team agreed with Bird and said they were not interested in going to the White House. "But I think it's safe to say we all kind of were on the same page with that", Bird continued. What's more, after both NCAA champions in 2017 - the SC women's team and North Carolina men's team - declined White House invitations in 2017, neither 2018 NCAA champion was invited. Read More »

Davis Cup roundup: US survives vs. Croatia, France clinches

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Cilic and Coric both won the opening rubbers in straight sets to put Croatia in a strong position after the opening day. "Williams strongly denied the accusation and became increasingly irate, to the point where Ramos docked her a game for branding him a "liar" and a thief". Read More »

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s savage response on releasing Daniel Carlson

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The move was called "Very easy" by Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who replied "Did you see the game?" when asked if the process was hard. It was a disappointing outing that had a tremendous impact on the Vikings' viewpoint of his future with the team that some huge championship aspirations behind their talented roster. Read More »

Angela Stanford wins at Evian for 1st career major title

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The Evian is the fifth and final major of 2018 for the LPGA Tour . "The big goal is to win a major tournament". Stanford says it's been hard being away from her mother during events, but her mother wants her to play and relishes rooting for her. Read More »

De Gea feeling the love at United

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As United arrived in Switzerland for their opening Champions League group game against Young Boys of Bern, he said: "Normally I never listen to the people who speak about me". "It's such a special competition". Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits the 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday should have been far more comfortable. Read More »

Morata set for Chelsea recall as Sarri seeks striker balance

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Chelsea have enjoyed a flawless start to life under Maurizio Sarri , winning their opening five league matches, and are now atop of the table. "He has to improve some things, but he can do it". The Blues forward has made a prolific start to the new Premier League season under Antonio Conte's replacement. He's playing well, I think he's enjoying his football. Read More »

New England Patriots acquire Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon

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This summer, Gordon missed a portion of Cleveland's training camp as part of his "overall health and treatment plan". It sounds like the Cowboys are content to roll with Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, and rookie Michael Gallup at the wide receiver position. Read More »

Serena Williams breaks US Open silence, points to double standard

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Ms Williams also said women were treated differently to men on the tour. Serena Williams argues with the chair umpire during a match against Naomi Osaka , of Japan , during the women's finals of the U.S. "I feel it's really important to stand up for what you believe in", Williams said. The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic 6-2, 6-4 thrashing of Williams in a controversial NY final a little over a week ago. Read More »

Steelers' Antonio Brown absent from Monday practice

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The twitter user, whose bio states that he worked PR for the Steelers from 2010-17, tweeted the following: "AB needs to thank his lucky stars, because he was drafted by a team that had Ben". "I think it was just frustration", Roethlisberger said during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan. "I give Randy a lot of credit not losing it on him". Read More »

I already sit where Messi and Ronaldo are - Griezmann

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Real Madrid captain and defender Sergio Ramos has lashed out on Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann over his recent claims of being at par with pair of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as world's best player. 'It's obvious that I'm a different player to Cristiano, Messi, Neymar or [Kylian] Mbappe. "What is on the table are images that I have, and I take advantage of this table". Read More »

Lozano: It would be a dream come true to join Barcelona

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Coutinho, a £145million signing from Liverpool in January, has emerged as a direct replacement for Iniesta, who left to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe in May, after wining nine La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues in a two-decade Barca career. Read More »

Patriots Acquire WR Josh Gordon From Browns

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If Gordon were to fail to meet those criteria, the Browns will send a late-round pick to New England. Everyone is reacting to the news of Josh Gordon's trade to the New England Patriots in their own unique way. He's joining one of the most stable and successful organizations in pro sports, and Gordon has financial motivations to produce. Gordon's tantalizing talent had caused the Browns to hang onto him while he dealt with drug and alcohol dependence dating his teens. Read More »