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Unai Emery jokes that Arsenal don't want to play Liverpool

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Last season's top scorer in the Championship already has four in two games in the top flight after becoming the first Norwich player in 26 years to score a Premier League hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday. "Really our target is to reduce the distance to Liverpool , Manchester City , Tottenham and Chelsea ", the Spaniard added. "It's going to be a private matter for us here at the club, but I hope our fans understand that by being aggressive that's exactly what we were". Read More »

Phil Mickelson Says His Hotel Is Currently On Fire

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Phil Mickelson hasn't had a great showing at the BMW Championship at Medinah Course No. 3 and his weekend has apparently gotten worse. Phil Mickelson nearly missed his tee time on the final day of the BMW Championship in Medinah after lightning set fire to the the roof of his hotel. Read More »

Smith decision to miss third Ashes Test a 'no brainer': Langer

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Smith's absence will undoubtedly be a major blow to Australia's chances of winning at Headingley. And there was soon confirmation that Smith will not feature in the third Test. Steve Smith wasn't wearing a neck guard when he was struck by a Jofra Archer bouncer. He made 59 as Australia survived a tense final evening to claim a draw and preserve their 1-0 series lead. Read More »

Yankees' Brett Gardner earns another unusual ejection

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For the second week in a row, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was ejected from a ballgame under odd circumstances. On Aug. 9 in Toronto, Gardner also banged his bat on the dugout roof, then a minute later he was thrown out when plate umpire Chris Segal wrongly thought he was yelling obscenities from the dugout when in fact it was Maybin. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speaks Out For First Time Since Fiery Plane Crash

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The plane was carrying Earnhardt, his wife Amy , daughter Isla, the family dog and two pilots. "It has been important to do that together and on our own time", he concluded. Senior NTSB Investigator Ralph Hicks said during a press conference last week that the plane bounced twice upon landing, with the right-front landing gear failing shortly thereafter. Read More »

Arsenal Boss: We Don't Want To Play Liverpool

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The 32-time England global has started the past two games for the European champions, substituted at half-time of a UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea before helping Liverpool beat Southampton. " It is a different game [from Burnley]". I think that is more important than playing well over the whole 90 minutes because that is really impossible'. Read More »

Gallery: Bayern Munich Unveil Philippe Coutinho

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The locals of Barcelona province Castelldefels might have correctly predicted that Philippe Coutinho would be hit by a "Barca curse" before he completed his loan move to Bayern Munich . At Barca, who Coutinho joined in January 2018 for £142million, he failed to produce the impact he'd have hoped. "You can only congratulate Bayern". Read More »

Top seeds Djokovic, Barty eliminated from Cincinnati Open

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Russian 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev plays Belgium's David Goffin in the men's final later on Sunday. World No 19 Goffin , who beat Medvedev in the third round at Wimbledon earlier this year, is chasing a first title since 2017 and stands on the brink of the biggest title of his career having won his first Masters semi-final in five attempts. Read More »

Michigan Checks In At No. 7 In Preseason AP Poll

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MI will start the season ranked seventh, and it seems like a good spot for them to start out this season. It was ranked behind Ohio State (No. 5) and Michigan (No. College football begins this Saturday, and there's no greater indicator of the approaching season than the AP Top 25 preseason poll. The Tide is among four SEC teams ranked in the top ten. Read More »

Mario Balotelli signs for Brescia

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The former Manchester City and Inter Milan striker was convinced by his hometown team to return to Italy where he enjoyed spells with the two Milan clubs. The 29-year-old reportedly rejected a move to Brazilian club Flamengo because he is keen to reclaim a spot in the Italy squad ahead of Euro 2020. Read More »

Naomi Osaka's knee injury lends uncertainty to US Open

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Oaska had won the second set to level the match when she first complained of apparent knee pain. She expected to get an MRI. Barty is feeling good about her play with the US Open 10 days away. Ashleigh Barty is a win away from regaining the world's top-ranking after producing another spirited comeback to reach the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open. Read More »

Mandatory neck guards ‘not far away’ after Smith felled by Archer

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The visitors have confirmed they'll be lodging the paperwork for Queensland allrounder Marnus Labuschagne to replace Steve Smith as the concussion substitute. On Sunday morning, Smith reportedly woke up with "a bit of a headache and a feeling of grogginess". Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of day five, Archer said: "I don't know what I was thinking at the time". Read More »

Tuchel Drops Neymar Again As PSG Face Rennes

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But the German tactician has confirmed that the 97-cap Brazil worldwide is not fit enough to face Rennes . Neymar has reportedly informed PSG about his decision to leave the French club and both Real and Barcelona are eager to get him before the European Transfer window deadline on September 2, 2019. Read More »

Willian On Bench - Chelsea Team vs Leicester City Confirmed

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Meanwhile Manchester United take on Wolves at 7am tomorrow. Following a fast start by the hosts, they eventually found an early goal in the seventh minute after Mason Mount put pressure on Wilfred Ndidi to win the ball before firing a low shot past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from the edge of the box. Read More »

Gators and Hurricanes to play home and home in 2024 and 2025

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The Hurricanes defeated the Gators 21-16. "I think when you're asking your football team to play eight games in this league and Florida State, that's a tough slate". It's the first time the two teams will play each other in a home-and-home series in consecutive seasons since 2002-03. He'll get the rock hoping to start the season on a high note. Read More »

Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer has shaken up series - Joe Root

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He was however withdrawn from the Test on the next day and history was created at Lord's when Marnus Labuschagne walked in to bat as global cricket's first-ever concussion substitute. "There will be times in the three Tests when England are in control, and we will be in control". Joe Root believes Jofra Archer has changed the dynamic of the Ashes series after a "frightening" Test debut at Lord's. Read More »

Kings' Fox leaves Team USA prior to Australia trip

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Phoenix's Ricky Rubio scored 16 for Spain , and Llull finished with 11. Tucker, a 34-year-old veteran of five global seasons, suffered a left ankle sprain during practice. FIBA World Cup favourites justified the expectations in their first preparation game. The 34-year-old veteran of five global seasons, who played for Phoenix and Toronto before joining the Rockets in 2017, was hurt Thursday and will return to Houston for treatment and to prepare for the upcoming National Basketball ... Read More »

Marathon man Medvedev beats Goffin for Cincinnati crown

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He has the most match wins on any surface this year with 43. He won the set and the match when a Gasquet backhand was long. "On the contrary, it's serving him well". Medvedev reaches his third straight final and is now 13-2 this summer. Goffin was competing in his second final of 2019 after losing to Federer in Halle. Read More »

Gareth Bale has to play for Real Madrid, says Casemiro

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With €100 million attacker Eden Hazard injured, none of Madrid's summer signings started the game, but Bale was recalled in attack and his vigorous showing included a superb assist for Benzema's opener. Bale justified his inclusion with an impressive display and helped set up Karim Benzema for Madrid's opening goal of the game. And current Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants to see Bale continue to play a starring role. Read More »

Raiders give Antonio Brown ultimatum over helmet saga

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Also, the fact that the Raiders' official Twitter account shared Mayock's address should say something: The team is fed up and frustrated that Brown continues to miss preseason reps over this issue, and they want everyone to know it. It has been an eventful and somewhat exhausting first Raiders camp for Brown, acquired in a March trade for a third- and a fifth-round draft pick. Brown's Schutt Air Advantage helmet is no longer allowed because the NFL follows the National Athletic Equipment ... Read More »

Lakers Seriously Interested In Dwight Howard

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Howard struggled to work together with Kobe Bryant , the latter criticizing his lack of effort even as Howard played through a torn labrum and a bad back. Charania has also reported that this interest stems from the expectation that Memphis will soon release Howard, adding that Joakim Noah is another name that Los Angeles could be interested in adding. Read More »

Australia set 267 to win second Ashes Test by England

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Earlier, Ben Stokes brought up his seventh test century before England declared its second innings on 258-5 - the same total the team was all out for in its first innings. Smithy got through it without losing his wicket. Labuschagne came to the middle with Australia struggling on 19-2 after 5.3 overs and, off the second ball he faced, was hit on the grille of his helmet by another vicious delivery from Archer. Read More »

Domingo named new BD coach

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Nazmul said they chose Domingo ahead of other candidates because of his availability. Bangladesh One-Day International cricket skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has asked for two months to confirm his retirement plans, officials said Saturday. Domingo, 44, is looking forward to developing the future of Bangladesh cricket. "He said that Bangladesh are unstoppable at home but they also have a hard time when they play in places like South Africa, England and Australia". Read More »

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs

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Mauricio Pochettino's men finished 27 points behind City last season, on Saturday 27 was the difference in the shot count as Tottenham mustered three to the hosts' 30. "The way we played was really well". "It's always more hard in a big game but we nearly totally dominated them". But they believe it's hands with Llorente in the Champions League and sometimes they don't. Read More »

Derwin James reportedly set to miss 3-4 months with stress fracture

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Update: Ian Rapoport of NFL .com reports that James will be out a "significant" amount of time after injuring his foot. Either way, this doesn't sound great. The extent of the injury is unknown, but it's safe to say fans in Los Angeles are collectively holding their breath. He was first seen in a walking boot Friday morning. Read More »

Inter Milan keen on Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United have been trying to offload Alexis Sanchez from their squad for quite some time but a deal hasn't materialised yet. Inter have already bought Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United for £72 million. He comes in working every single day, really hard. We expect him to come good at this club. "These stories, that he's been put in the reserves. of course he hasn't". Read More »

Brazil coach Tite: Neymar has told me he's waiting for PSG sale

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It was reported earlier this week that Barca and Paris Saint-Germain have officially discussed a potential transfer for the 27-year-old, who has made it clear he wants to leave the French champions. Philippe Coutinho is on the verge of completing a move to Bayern Munich , but Neymar's situation is the one preoccupying Barcelona the most at the moment. Read More »