• 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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  • Tiger Woods opens at 16-1 odds to win PGA Championship
Tiger Woods opens at 16-1 odds to win PGA Championship

CARNOUSTIE , Scotland Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid the cheers for Tiger Woods and another insane ending at Carnoustie to win the British Open and become Italy's first major champion. "I told his caddie earlier this week, because I didn't want to say it to [Molinari], I have a good feeling this week", said Molinari's swing ...

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  • Leonard passes physical with Raptors
Leonard passes physical with Raptors

Leonard possibly was going to use the event as a chance to showcase the status of his recovery. Green disclosed in his debut podcast earlier in the day that he played the end of the season on a torn groin which went undetected by the Spurs .

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  • Youngsters given Emery chance to shine, Latest Football News
Youngsters given Emery chance to shine, Latest Football News

Arsenal will be given permission by Sevilla to sign midfielder Steven Nzonzi from the Spanish club, provided the Gunners are prepared to meet his £36m release clause. For me, I want him to stay with us, to work with us, to give the team the big performances with his quality. Summer signing Bernd Leno should get another chance to impress while A...

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  • José Mourinho: Liverpool must mount title challenge after spending spree
José Mourinho: Liverpool must mount title challenge after spending spree

Manchester City were last season's runaway winners, amassing an unprecedented 100 points, 19 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester United , 23 ahead of Spurs , 25 ahead of Liverpool and a huge 30 points ahead of fifth placed Chelsea .

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  • Insane scenes as Tour de France leaders get tear-gassed
Insane scenes as Tour de France leaders get tear-gassed

Yellow jersey holder Geraint Thomas and world champion Peter Sagan were among the riders rinsing their eyes as the stage was stopped for 15 minutes. Tour director Christian Prudhomme condemned the farmers' action and demanded more respect for riders. "People should not block the road, no matter what causes they are fighting for".

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  • Cubs fan appears to take foul ball from child
Cubs fan appears to take foul ball from child

And after the man gave the ball to his wife, she took a picture of it before giving it to another child, per a Twitter user who said he sat next to him. The kid already had a ball the same guy helped him get. This Chicago Cubs supporter is one of them. "What they didn't see is that our son already had a foul ball".

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  • Guardiola says repeat of record-breaking season 'impossible'
Guardiola says repeat of record-breaking season 'impossible'

Guardiola knows all about heavy spending, having already laid out just over £500 million on new players since taking over at the Etihad in the summer of 2016. I'm not going to judge what the others are doing. City face Liverpool in the International Champions Cup in New Jersey in the early hours of Thursday morning with Guardiola expecting Jürg...

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  • Malcom completes medical at Barcelona following £45.5m switch from Bordeaux
Malcom completes medical at Barcelona following £45.5m switch from Bordeaux

Malcom will arrive in Barcelona on Tuesday and undergo his medical with the club on Wednesday ahead of his move, and he now becomes the club's third signing of the transfer window. " I told him that we had an agreement, we had made the deal, but he said that nothing had been signed and that, despite having exchanged some documents to be signed, no...

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  • All Blacks and Black Ferns prepared for Rugby World Cup Sevens defence
All Blacks and Black Ferns prepared for Rugby World Cup Sevens defence

The second half followed a similar pattern, with France tackling bravely but unable to win any sustained possession against the skillful New Zealand women. The Americans were too powerful for an outmatched Welsh team on Friday, running out 35-0 winners. The English won a pulsating quarter-final 24-19 that went into extra time after the scores wer...

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  • Iker Casillas tweets own blooper reel in support of Liverpool's Loris Karius
Iker Casillas tweets own blooper reel in support of Liverpool's Loris Karius

The forward recovered from a dislocated shoulder he sustained in the Champions League final to play twice for Egypt at the World Cup. But Casillas then went even further by tweeting videos of his own mistakes, which include errors in Champions League finals and World Cups, as well as the Madrid derby and Portugal's fiercest fixture between Port...

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  • France's Kylian Mbappe hid injury in World Cup semifinal and final
France's Kylian Mbappe hid injury in World Cup semifinal and final

However, a metatarsal injury suffered in February meant that Neymar had to fight his way back to fitness before this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, where he ultimately scored two goals as Brazil went home at the quarterfinal stage.

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  • Meant no disrespect to Trump, says official
Meant no disrespect to Trump, says official

Trump's Helsinki meeting with Putin came several days after Russian intelligence officers were indicted on suspicion of interfering in the 2016 USA presidential election. "I do think it unusual". And then, Trump invited Putin to the White House for a second meeting. The White House went on to say the president was discussing the possibility...

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  • Pulisic signing would interest Klopp
Pulisic signing would interest Klopp

Pulisic's introduction at half-time sparked a second-half comeback from Dortmund to beat Liverpool 3-1 in the International Champions Cup fixture as the 19-year-old, playing in his home country, netted a penalty, coolly finished off a counter-attack for an 89th-minute victor and then set up Jacob Bruun Larsen's late strike.

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  • Ain't no mountain high enough for Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome
Ain't no mountain high enough for Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome

Froome, who finished fourth, four seconds behind, refused to talk to reporters afterward. That was not it for Team Sky on what was a very successful day. "Both riders were spat at, Froome was shoved, shorts were dropped in their direction", reports Jeremy Whittle in The Guardian , "yet it was Vincenzo Nibali who ended up prone on the tarmac,...

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  • Jorginho follows Sarri to Chelsea from Napoli
Jorginho follows Sarri to Chelsea from Napoli

Chelsea's 64-word statement marks the end of a protracted process. But Costa had wanted to leave for some time. Can they compete with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United? Afterwards Conte said he was a "serial winner" who "can't change", citing his contract as he answered speculation it would be his final match in charge.

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  • France Wins World Cup for 2nd Time; Croatia Almost Smelled Victory
France Wins World Cup for 2nd Time; Croatia Almost Smelled Victory

In 1998, after Croatia was admitted to compete in the FIFA World Cup, it lost in the semi-finals to France. We even had the little man in the middle go to VAR for the controversial penalty that saw Perisic penalised for handball -and allowed mini Griezmann to slot home his fourth of the tournament and celebrate with his usual "Take the L" Fortnit...

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