• Superstar makes interesting claim on Real Madrid
Superstar makes interesting claim on Real Madrid

Full-back Marcelo squandered an excellent chance to score the victor for Real with an overhead kick in the final seconds of normal time as back-to-back Champions League winners Real were looking to become the first side to win three Super Cups in successive seasons.

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  • Mourinho: I don't care about Pogba comments
Mourinho: I don't care about Pogba comments

Jose Mourinho insists that he never threatened Paul Pogba with a fine. "Players that don't play need to wait until I am sacked or go elsewhere to find another solution". Barcelona tested the waters earlier in the month but their offer of £50m plus two players was rejected out of hand. In a very revealing interview with Sky Sports ( transcri...

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  • Maurizio Sarri has loosened two rules that Antonio Conte implemented at Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri has loosened two rules that Antonio Conte implemented at Chelsea

Chelsea's World Cup winning midfielder N'Golo Kante has admitted that going all the way with France in Russian Federation this summer was "beyond his dreams". When you have someone right in the middle of that midfield who understands how the manager plays and dictates that to everyone, I think it is really helpful and he has so much quality as...

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  • Sub-60! Snedeker stuns with rare feat
Sub-60! Snedeker stuns with rare feat

But he missed a 3-foot birdie putt on No. 8 that would have made a 58 possible. "When I hit my tee shot I turned around and saw it and I was like "oh, man, I've got to get a picture of that", Baddeley told pgatour.com. I don't know how you wouldn't", Snedeker said of his mindset during the round. "My results, I think, have been a combination ...

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  • Djokovic needs nine match points as Murray crashes out
Djokovic needs nine match points as Murray crashes out

But, above all that, one of the even bigger things that I've discovered also is it's way more important to be positive in moments like that, even if your things are not going the right way. Chung handed the slumping American an eighth straight defeat, with Sock's last win coming in the opening round at Rome three months ago. I am very thankful to m...

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  • Cech to keep Arsenal starting place, for now
Cech to keep Arsenal starting place, for now

But fans weren't too happy with the Czech legend's performance in training today. "For Saturday, the decision for me is easy". Petr Cech can continue to start the match, I believe in him. "We have one plan, we have one process", he said. "But City made life uncomfortable for Guendouzi at times and I did not feel it was the right game to expos...

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  • Klopp: West Ham 'are not United or City'
Klopp: West Ham 'are not United or City'

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini says they won't be moving for Yaya Toure . After a confidence-shattering performance in the Champions League final, Loris Karius is out as the number 1 in goal for Liverpool . "So it was pleasing; we can improve, we know that". There was still time for substitute Daniel Sturridge to add a fourth w...

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  • Manchester United's Will Vint leaves club because of visa issues
Manchester United's Will Vint leaves club because of visa issues

Having won the UEFA Champions League thrice and the LaLiga title in two and half seasons at the Spanish giants, the 46-year-old has been touted as the ideal candidate to lead a new project at the Red Devils . The United boss has been in the media for all the wrong reasons throughout the summer, complaining about transfers, players, and his relatio...

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  • Chad Kelly to replace Paxton Lynch as No. 2 quarterback for Broncos
Chad Kelly to replace Paxton Lynch as No. 2 quarterback for Broncos

Fowler, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, had returned to practice the previous day after spending the first two-and-a-half weeks of '18 camp on the physically unable to perform list. While the Vikings had huge success last season under quarterback Case Keenum , the case could be made that the Vikes had reached their ceiling wit...

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  • Halep into Rogers Cup final after sweeping past Barty in straight sets
Halep into Rogers Cup final after sweeping past Barty in straight sets

The 2016 Rogers Cup champion won four of the match's first five games, and broke Barty twice before the 22-year-old Australian registered her first, and lone, break in the sixth game. "She was striking the ball and everything was going in for her". Whenever she has reached the last 4 this season, she managed to win the title. "I love to play in C...

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  • Barcelona chief won't rule out move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba
Barcelona chief won't rule out move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba

Maybe Manchester United supporters don't need to worry about Paul Pogba leaving after all. Despite leaks to the press which have got Sunday newspaper's saying Paul Pogba's time at Manchester United is reaching a rapid conclusion, reports in France have emerged saying quite the opposite.

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  • Jury finds Ben Stokes not guilty of affray
Jury finds Ben Stokes not guilty of affray

But that could also depend on whether ECB's Cricket Disciplinary Commission decide to award cricket-related punishments to Stokes, and Alex Hales who was also involved in the incident previous year. But the jury returned a verdict of not guilty against the England cricketer and also cleared Ali of the same charge. "I can hear myself saying "Mov...

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  • Chelsea boss Sarri: I need Luiz. I don't care about Conte row
Chelsea boss Sarri: I need Luiz. I don't care about Conte row

Sarri has had little time to put his plans into action, having only been in the job for four weeks, and his 4-3-3 set-up did not always look assured against Huddersfield . Huddersfield , employing a three-man backline, had impressed in the first half and could have cancelled out Kante's opener but Steve Mounie headed against the inside of the post...

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  • Arsenal's Petr Cech welcomes change of tactics under Unai Emery
Arsenal's Petr Cech welcomes change of tactics under Unai Emery

Guardiola has suggested City can become even better this season, and on this evidence, it's hard to disagree. The former PSG manager has confirmed that they had been working in training on Welbeck filling in at that role: "Danny Welbeck is one of the players who has a multi-position possibility", Emery said.

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  • Brazilian Ronaldo In Intensive Care In Ibiza Hospital
Brazilian Ronaldo In Intensive Care In Ibiza Hospital

The paper also said that Ronaldo was still in intensive care but is making good progress. Here's hoping he pulls through. Retired Brazil striker Ronaldo has thanked football fans for their support and revealed he will leave the Ibiza hospital on Monday.

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  • Liverpool 4, West Ham 0: Mane grabs brace in big win
Liverpool 4, West Ham 0: Mane grabs brace in big win

Klopp's side have been tipped by many as the side most likely to challenge Manchester City for the crown, but the Liverpool manager is not getting carried away with one result. Manuel Pellegrini could not have asked for a more hard opening game as he took charge of the London side in his first game as their manager. But his much-changed Hamme...

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  • Jose Mourinho left frustrated as Manchester United fail to land centre-back
Jose Mourinho left frustrated as Manchester United fail to land centre-back

Unlike in England, the window for the rest of Europe's leading leagues doesn't close until later in August, meaning Premier League clubs have faced even more inflated prices when buying from the continent. That tends to be true, but what the North London club does have is a strong squad and a belief and understanding of Mauricio Pochettino's ...

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  • Unai Emery: 'Pep Guardiola is a better manager than me'
Unai Emery: 'Pep Guardiola is a better manager than me'

Arsenal will be playing against Manchester City on Sunday and gunners manager Unai Emery is making final preparations ahead of that match since everyone is looking forward to that match because it will be his first competitive match since he took charge of the North London club in May.

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  • JUST IN: Paul Pogba 'agrees five-year deal with Barcelona'
JUST IN: Paul Pogba 'agrees five-year deal with Barcelona'

The French global moved back to United for a fee in the region of £100 million from Juventus amidst interest from Real Madrid , but apparently the 23-year-old was very almost heading to the Nou Camp. Inter Milan had been hotly tipped to be signing the Belgian midfielder but having hit a snag on the contract negotiations. Everton and Lyon are a...

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  • Ex Man United star set to make a shock move to Chelsea
Ex Man United star set to make a shock move to Chelsea

Zaha, who is now in his second stint with Palace, has previously represented one of Chelsea's biggest league rivals, in the form of Manchester United , in the past. The Eagles are not keen to lose their talisman forward this summer and have already offered him a new £125 000 a week deal in a bid to keep him at Selhurst Park, which he has turned ...

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  • Liverpool FC could make one final attempt to sign France star
Liverpool FC could make one final attempt to sign France star

Reliable French news outlet L'Equipe reports that Lyon will sell Nabil Fekir this summer at the right price and it remains to be seen whether or not Liverpool will meet their valuation of the playmaker. I am very good here. So I still feel I need a proper season of playing. Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah says he's happy with the club's tra...

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  • Torreira, Guendouzi set for Arsenal medicals
Torreira, Guendouzi set for Arsenal medicals

The BBC claims Emery could yet add an unheralded young player to the squad having missed out on PSG's Yacine Adli. Arsenal fans can relax now, the transfer of Lucas Torreira has more or less been confirmed. The BBC's David Ornstein tweeted shortly after the full-time whistle that Torreira has agreed on a deal with Arsenal and that his s...

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  • Wes Brown tips Paul Pogba to stay put at Manchester United
Wes Brown tips Paul Pogba to stay put at Manchester United

In an interview with ESPN FC two weeks ago, Mourinho questioned why Pogba's performances in Russian Federation were so much better than his displays for United last season. Speaking via the Mirror in 2016, Soler said: "Last year we reached a deal with Juventus for us to have a priority option when they sold Pogba".

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  • Courtois could leave Chelsea if he is not motivated, says Sarri
Courtois could leave Chelsea if he is not motivated, says Sarri

However, it is believed Courtois failed to show up amid reports he has already told new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri he is keen to leave the club before Thursday's transfer deadline. How did each Chelsea player fare against Man City in the Community Shield? I'm happy to be at Chelsea . The lack of transfer movement at Old Trafford has come ag...

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  • Conor McGregor returns to UFC with title fight in October
Conor McGregor returns to UFC with title fight in October

It's not hyperbole to say the fight will probably be the biggest-seller in the history of mixed martial arts. Our two-year patience, however, is about to be rewarded - because Conor McGregor vs. McGregor was arrested, but was sentenced last month to perform five days of community service, avoiding jail time in a plea deal. At the end of the ...

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  • Woods and Mickelson set for $10m head-to-head clash
Woods and Mickelson set for $10m head-to-head clash

The match almost took place on July 3 in Las Vegas, according to the Golf .com report . As revealed in early July, Woods and Mickelson have agreed to play a round of golf one-on-one for what has been reported as a $10 million winner-take-all purse.

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  • Maurizio Sarri: 'Eden Hazard has asked for late return to Chelsea duty'
Maurizio Sarri: 'Eden Hazard has asked for late return to Chelsea duty'

They left the rest so far behind last season that they didn't even have to glance over their shoulders. However, new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has just over a week to keep hold of his prized assets and has delivered somewhat of a blow to the two Spanish giants who are in pursuit of Willian and Courtois.

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  • Alex Iwobi signs new long term contract with Arsenal
Alex Iwobi signs new long term contract with Arsenal

Toni Rudiger put the Blues ahead and Alvaro Morata had a penalty saved by Petr Cech before Alexandre Lacazette equalised in the final seconds of the game. "But I am awaiting the medical analysis and I think it's not a big problem". The Gabon worldwide started on the left against both Atletico Madrid and Boreham Wood, allowing Lacazette to start u...

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  • Unhappy Chelsea Boss Seeks Urgent Meeting With Star After Late Return
Unhappy Chelsea Boss Seeks Urgent Meeting With Star After Late Return

Chelsea's Brazilian wide forward Willian on Tuesday poured cold water on speculation linking him with a move away from the English football club. "But, I hope that Courtois will be our goalkeeper". Veteran Robert Green has been signed by the Blues this summer and they have been linked with several other keepers, including Leicester City's Ka...

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  • Alisson Becker given provisional squad number ahead of first Liverpool start
Alisson Becker given provisional squad number ahead of first Liverpool start

The Brazilian rejoined the Reds squad in France this week, after his involvement in this summer's World Cup . Former Liverpool midfielder Adam has also questioned how well Shaqiri will react to being on the bench at Anfield, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah likely to Jurgen Klopp's first choice picks in the wide positions.

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  • Man City vs Chelsea: Why DSTV will not show Community Shield game
Man City vs Chelsea: Why DSTV will not show Community Shield game

The Italian coach only arrived at the club three weeks ago, yet judging from the Blues' pre-season performances, it seems the players at his disposal have taken his footballing philosophy to heart. The 59-year-old is eager to do well but he acknowledges the size of the task against the Premier League champions. 'It is hard because Manchester City...

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  • India vs England, 1st Test: 5 Talking points from Day 2
India vs England, 1st Test: 5 Talking points from Day 2

Kohli opened his shoulders late in his knock and finished with a total of 22 fours and a six off his penultimate ball as he successfully hogged the strike to demonstrate his excellent game management. Lokesh Rahul dispatched his first ball to the boundary but dragged his second from Curran on to his stumps. Overnight batsman Sam Curran (24) wa...

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  • Chelsea announce that attacker has signed contract extension
Chelsea announce that attacker has signed contract extension

Willian has caused a little stir up at Chelsea after the Brazilian failed to report back for pre-season training on time. Sarri also confirmed he would speak to Willian about a passport issue which has reportedly delayed his return. Willian's misjudgement, by all accounts a genuine mistake, evoked unwanted memories of Diego Costa's self-imp...

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  • Ohio State's Urban Meyer could face termination over assistant abuse claims
Ohio State's Urban Meyer could face termination over assistant abuse claims

Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes after the game against the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "Well he is a good friend of mine and a good football coach", Whittingham said when asked rather unspecifically about his thoughts on Meyer. As you got deeper...

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  • Lewis Hamilton wins the 2018 Hungarian GP
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2018 Hungarian GP

Vettel, who started from fourth, took on a different strategy to Hamilton , and did enough to get the jump on Valtteri Bottas only for a slow pit stop to have seemingly cost him dearly. "We've got to try and catch them - but we've got to continue to keep rising with all the other elements, which allows us to beat Ferrari when they don't bring th...

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  • Man United promise to back Jose Mourinho in transfer market
Man United promise to back Jose Mourinho in transfer market

Get the latest World Cup news updates. Martial's future with the club was already in question prior to this situation, having seen his playing time drop after Jose Mourinho took over for Louis Van Gaal following the 2015-16 season. "I know the one who are ready for anything, and I know the ones who are not ready". "I agree that when the Pre...

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  • Yankees fix their biggest weakness by acquiring J.A. Happ
Yankees fix their biggest weakness by acquiring J.A. Happ

In his start that immediately preceded that one, a July 7 appearance against the Yankees, Happ couldn't get out of the third inning before walking six and allowing six runs. And in his last 10 starts against the Red Sox dating back to 2015, he has posted a 1.78 ERA with a.202 opponent batting average. Although he hit.176 with just one home run an...

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  • Japan forward Muto set to join Newcastle
Japan forward Muto set to join Newcastle

Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 games for Fulham after making just five appearances for Newcastle during the first half of the season, but the Magpies did not want to allow the 23-year-old to leave on the cheap. It means we can bring in another striker and we can be stronger. "Yes. We did this business with Muto because we needed to do something...

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  • Real Madrid turn focus towards Willian after giving up on Eden Hazard
Real Madrid turn focus towards Willian after giving up on Eden Hazard

There is no chance that Green is a replacement for Courtois and the stopper may only be allowed to leave if Jordan Pickford of Everton or Stoke City's Jack Butland become available. Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain could also make the switch to London after Cristiano Ronaldo 's move to Juventus . Mattia Caldara is the name now being to...

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  • Cubs affected most from the Cole Hamels trade
Cubs affected most from the Cole Hamels trade

With the Cubs over the last two seasons, he has an ERA of 3.98 in 11 starts and 10 relief appearances. But the 34-year-old Hamels is an experienced playoff pitcher with a history of success at Wrigley Field. "I've not liked him for a long time", Maddon cracked. Imagine what the NL Central race would look like now if the Cubs had instead signe...

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