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Man United’s form not good enough, Mourinho admits


Whether it was United who bid for Koulibaly or not remains unknown but one thing's for sure, you can't tell Fabio Capello any secrets. Berbatov's words come at a time when some United players have been accused of no longer playing for their manager, similar allegations to those that dogged Mourinho during his final months at Chelsea. Read More »

Heat reportedly pushing Wolves for Butler trade


Butler had reportedly told the Wolves that his preferred destination was the Miami Heat , however today news emerged that negotiations between the two teams had stalled . A host of teams want Butler, but the Timberwolves' reportedly steep asking price has been widely cited as a reason for Butler remaining in place. Read More »

Maurizio Sarri: 'Chelsea didn't play well in Europa League'

But when he is enjoying this sort of purple patch there are few better players to watch and we should all make the most of watching him week in, week out while we still can. "It is a very important in this period of the season to get results, it is not easy but I will have to change a lot players for Southampton and it is not easy to prepare the next match tomorrow - a lot of players will be exhausted". Read More »

Chelsea scrape past Vidi in Europa League


His manager, Maurizio Sarri , said he was not sure what Morata's celebration meant but that "if..." While the 59-year-old admits that for a club of the stature of Chelsea competing in the Champions League is the real aim, he will be doing everything he can to lift the Europa League trophy next May. Read More »

4 things to look out for in the Test series


Resting India's spearheads Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah to manage their workload and being unable to select Ishant Sharma due to an injury, the selectors have opted to go in with players who have impressed in the domestic circuit. "Touring India has always been tough for teams, we have to show the world that we can play the game and grab hold of those opportunities", he said. The skipper may, however, could claim plenty of encouraged from recent performances that included a ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho Threatens Manchester United Star Over Future


The Daily Mail has revealed that several clubs, including Manchester United and Barcelona, were among those keeping tabs on the former Toulouse man. It has been claimed that the Portuguese has subsequently threatened Sanchez by telling him he will never play for the club again, unless he improves his game, although he failed to cause any trouble to the Valencia defence in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. Read More »

India vs West Indies: Second ODI shifted from Indore to Visakhapatnam


In the India vs West Indies first test, teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw announced his arrival in top-flight cricket by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut and take the Indian cricket team to 364 for four against West Indies at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot . Read More »

Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek in line to start Europa League tie


MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 7 - A first start of the season ended in frustration and substitution midway through the second half. It will be hoped that Morata finally finding the back of the net will give him the confidence boost needed to do it again the next time Maurizio Sarri selects him. Read More »

Kyrie Irving verbally commits to Celtics, report says


The superstar guard announced Thursday night at an event for fans at the TD Garden that he intends to remain a member of the Celtics beyond the expiration of his current contract. Assuming they pony up for Horford and Brown in 2021 to keep the band together, and assuming Hayward opts in for the last year of his deal (there's nearly no way he's opting out when he'll be in the championship case and making $34 million for one year), the Celtics are set up for at least a three-year run at this ... Read More »

India skipper Virat Kohli clarifies on Karun Nair omission


Only five players in the 15-man squad have played a Test in India and to make matters worse, one among them lead pacer Kemar Roach will be missing the series-opener due to the death of his grandmother back in Barbados. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan managed just 162 runs in eight innings in seaming English conditions and was then dropped ahead of the West Indies series. Read More »

Wolff says he is 'the baddie' in 'team orders' controversy


To be the baddie on Sunday evening, for many right reasons, or be the idiot in Abu Dhabi at the end of the season. "Usually I'd be elated but I can understand how hard it was for Valtteri". Bottas continued to lead only for the former Williams driver, who started this race 110 points behind Hamilton, to be denied his opening win of the year after he was ordered aside. Read More »

Nike 'deeply concerned' by 'disturbing' Ronaldo rape claim


The Portuguese star, who should return to the Juve team for their Serie A clash at Udinese on Sunday, has once again denied the rape allegations made against him and insists that he has a clear conscience. He then pulled her into a bedroom and raped her as she screamed "no, no, no", the lawsuit said. Reuters reported Saturday that Ronaldo's lawyers are threatening to sue German magazine Der Spiegel for publishing Mayorga's graphic allegations. Read More »

Ross Barkley should get England return, says Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri


Barkley's last England appearance was in May 2016 in a friendly against Australia. I don't think that in West Ham we didn't win because of the match in Greece. He did not feature at the European Championships in 2016 either. Chelsea FC have made a strong start to the new season and they are now third in the table and just two points behind joint leaders Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC. Read More »

Ryder Cup organizers to help fan who lost vision from ball strike


Remande told AFP that she is planning to consult with an attorney about possible legal action and that Ryder Cup organizers gave no warning that Koepka's tee shot was heading in her direction. It's a tragic accident. Brooks Koepka, who has said he is heartbroken by the incident, has also contacted the family. Brooks Koepka has denied getting into a fight with Ryder Cup teammate Dustin Johnson and has defended the camaraderie of the US team as "perfect". Read More »

Jadon Sancho Is The Top Assister In Europe This Season


That's what has happened at Borussia Dortmund as English sensation Jadon Sancho's ability is getting rave reviews not just in the Bundesliga , but round the world. "I am delighted that I decided to make the move to Dortmund just over a year ago because it all proved right", Sancho said. Sancho, a young and untested potential who is making the most out of his very finite opportunity to show what he can offer, and doing it in stellar fashion, is starting to catch the eye of the media and ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo To Miss Portugal Games Amid Rape Allegations

After nearly a decade at Real Madrid, Ronaldo opted to move to Turin, and he and his family are still adjusting to their new lift - on and off the pitch. He refused to give details of the conversation, nor would he comment on Ronaldo's state of mind, saying the information was private and personal. 'Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Not Called Up For Portugal Squad

Ronaldo, 33, tweeted on Wednesday that he "firmly" denies the accusation - his first direct denial of the allegations . "In the future, nothing prevents Cristiano from giving his contribution to the national team", he said, as quoted by the European champions official Twitter account. Read More »

Jon Lester has very candid response to Cubs wild-card game loss


The Cubs didn't get on the board until the 8th inning when Javier Baez drove in the speedy Terrance Gore after he stole second base as a pinch runner. In the bottom half of the inning, Scott Oberg struck out Albert Almora officially end Chicago's season. The victor will advance to the NLDS to face the Brewers. Read More »

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan 'a major doubt' for Liverpool trip


The away win was thoroughly deserved as City were finally rewarded for their patience after dominating a determined Hoffenheim defence for long spells. Hoffenheim are 11th in the Bundesliga with only seven points in their first six games. Hoffenheim have won just one of their previous nine matches in European competition (D3 L5), beating Istanbul Basaksehir in last season's Europa League. Read More »

Champions League highlights and recap


But the Spanish champions have fond memories of the English national stadium, where they won the European Cup in 1992 and 2011, and they were revitalised by the sight of the iconic venue. Although the Lilywhites' boss will take some comfort from his side's fighting spirit in the second-half. However, the hosts pulled a goal back in the 52nd minute as Kane cut onto his right before bending the ball into the far corner from 12-yards out. Read More »

Manchester United charged over late arrival for Valencia game by Uefa


Chilean worldwide Sanchez, who was part of a swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan going to Arsenal in January, has endured a horror start to his Old Trafford career. He has since taken to social media to explain that he did not read the caption - originally written in Spanish - and apologised, insisting he was behind the manager. Read More »

Luis Severino to start AL Wild Card game for Yankees against A's


The left-hander from South Korea compiled a 1.15 ERA in nine regular-season starts at home for the NL West champions. The 24-year-old right-hander enjoyed a strong first half, before enduring a rough second half. The A's will counter with a bullpen game, beginning with reliever Liam Hendriks - among the more unlikely postseason starters ever. Boone also confirmed that Sanchez will be Severino's catcher for the Wild-Card Game. Read More »

Addison Russell suspended 40 games by Major League Baseball


Russell has agreed not to appeal the discipline and will take part in a "confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program spervised by the Joint Policy Board". Asked what the chances are that Russell plays another game for the Cubs , Epstein responded, "I don't know". Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension in a statement issued Wednesday. Read More »

Manchester United charged by UEFA for late arrival

Tuesday's stalemate at Old Trafford was their fourth consecutive match without a win. Pogba was among those to go through but told reporters "I've been told I'm not allowed (to talk)". "These are not my views and I apologise for this". Mourinho believes United should have moved to close down the issue with Pogba by making it clear privately that the player and Mino Raiola should not be allowed to run free and say whatever they wish because it is damaging to the team. Read More »

Tottenham Lose Key Men Ahead Of Barcelona Clash


In the second half. Barca should have been out of sight in the early stages of the second period, but Messi twice hit the same post from identical positions after carrying the ball forward. Then you would have said we are heroes and the manager is the best in the world'. Barcelona sit top of the group after two wins but Tottenham now face a must-win double header against PSV Eindhoven before hosting Inter and travelling to the Camp Nou. Read More »

Steve Bruce sacked as Aston Villa manager after cabbage attack


Bruce, who leaves Villa exactly two years to the day since his predecessor Roberto di Matteo was sacked, is the first manager to lose his job in England's second tier this season. He said after the game: "To say it's disappointing is an understatement for a club like this". We wish them well for the future. According to the Birmingham Mail , Aston Villa are lining up a stunning bid for Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca , thanks to his links with Jorge Mendes . Read More »

Hunt for Aston Villa cabbage-thrower begins Aston Villa


Steve Bruce has been sacked by Aston Villa after just one win in 10 matches that left the Midlands club 12th in the Championship . He said after the game: "To say it's disappointing is an understatement for a club like this". It could have been even sweeter for Aston Villa though as the hosts were awarded a penalty in the dying stages but Glenn Whelan saw his spot-kick saved by Chris Maxwell in the final action of the game. Read More »

Juventus beat Napoli for seventh win


Ronaldo's goalbound header also provided the third Juve goal for Leonardo Bonucci after Napoli had left back Mario Rui sent off for a petulant kick at Paulo Dybala . He has managed just three goals in his seven competitive appearances to date , although they have all come in his last three Serie A outings. Ronaldo struck the near post with a 25-yard drive. Read More »

Rockies edge Cubs in 13-inning, wild-card classic


Backup catcher Tony Wolters drilled a two-out, two-strike RBI single to center field to score Trevor Story with the eventual winning run in the 13th inning Tuesday night, and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the host Chicago Cubs 2-1 in the National League wild-card game. Read More »

Fans are fuming after Manchester United draw against Valencia


More disharmony in the Manchester United camp. Mourinho does feel that United probably could have beaten Valencia , but accepts a draw as being a fair result. It is a very hard group, yes. He said: "We left the hotel at 6pm, hoping that 30 minutes would be enough, which normally is". Mourinho has been under fire for a string of poor results and even worse performances with United suffering their worst start to a league campaign in 29 years. Read More »

Warnock tells Hart to forget about England recall


Murphy equalised with a composed side-footed effort from 15 metres for his first Premier League goal since a 12 million pound (US$15.63 million) transfer from Norwich City. The match was nearly all Cardiff as they had 54% possession had got 19 shots with five going towards Joe Hart's net. Taylor was allowed to latch onto a quick throw and cross to the far post where Gudmundsson squeezed his header past goalkeeper Neil Etheridge . Read More »