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Garrigus bounces back for Canadian Open lead


This one is (obviously) the least of the three, but it finds itself smack-dab in the middle of a bang-up four-week stretch of golf (Open, Candian Open, WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship). A Mackenzie Tour player who Monday-qualified, Gligic had to take a couple putts with a backwards hat because the rain was dripping off the brim of his white TaylorMade ball cap. Read More »

Dennis Wise predicts where Chelsea FC will finish next season


A flawless time to quiz you on England's six ever-present top-tier clubs of the last 26 seasons. Jürgen Klopp has hailed the Brazilian's versatility, telling Liverpool's official website: "He has the ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions". Read More »

Man United vs Liverpool:Sheyi Ojo, Shaqiri shine


United were without new signing Fred during the win but Mourinho hopes that the Brazilian will be able to improve his side's attack this season with his range of short passing. It doesn't mean we tell Fabinho: "Sorry, we already have good players we don't need you". 'Man United has a strong team and they will strengthen that in the next two weeks. Read More »

Juventus and AC Milan considering shock Bonucci-Higuain swap deal


In an interview with TopCalcio24, via Football Italia , Marotta spoke candidly about his interest in the 31-year-old, stating: "Leonardo wants to come to us and we want to satisfy him". It's normal that these things happen when great coaches are available, but none of us have talked to Conte. "It's not definite that he'll leave". Despite significant investment 12 months ago with the signings of Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci and Argentina's Lucas Biglia, last season Milan failed in ... Read More »

Mourinho: Klopp has to deliver after spending spree

Mourinho expects five of the players who started to go on loan this season and moves should serve Axel Tuanzebe, Demetri Mitchell and Timothy-Fosu Mensah well, but there must be a strong case for Pereira staying at Old Trafford, which the Belgian-born Brazilian desires. Read More »

Pep Guardiola delivers his verdict on Liverpool's summer transfer business


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah is injury free after the Egypt worldwide marked his return with a goal in the global Champions Cup win over Manchester City . Manchester City's World Cup players have chose to return to training early as the club prepare for the start of their English Premier League title defence. Read More »

International Champions Cup preview


The teams weren't at full strength, but the crowd of 101,254 didn't seem to mind too much. Salah looked set to take the spot-kick he had won and called for the ball, but Mane instead made a decision to take over penalty duties having netted from the spot against Manchester City last time out. Read More »

Klopp shrugs off Mourinho jibe ahead of United clash


I think you have to be fair and now you have to demand they win the league, ' said Mourinho. Ahead of the meeting between the two teams at a pre-season game in International Champions Cup in MI on Saturday, Klopp denied Mourinho's claims. I said "what?' He said , 'I've spoken with [renowned Bayern Munich doctor] Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfart and he said I knew immediately in the situation that he had concussion when Ramos hit him". Read More »

Vettel tops final practice for Hungary GP


Ferrari arrived here hoping that the slow-speed Hungaroring circuit would suit their machinery, and so it proved as Vettel saw off the Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo to claim top spot. Speaking to Sky Sports after the session, team boss Toto Wolff echoed Hamilton's sentiments. "I think it's more bad luck than anything", Ricciardo said. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler claims 'no knowledge of the facts' of Marchionne's illness


Mr. Marchionne rescued Fiat and Chrysler from bankruptcy after taking the wheel of the Italian auto maker in 2004 and he multiplied Fiat's value 11 times through 14 years of canny deal-making. Fiat Chrysler is listed in NY and Milan . Fiat Chrysler "promptly took and announced the appropriate action the following day". Marchionne combined a number of roles, including at UBS and SGS in Switzerland. Read More »

Froome knocked off bike by Tour policeman


Sky's domination of the race in recent years, including this 105th edition in which Thomas impressed by winning back-to-back stages in the Alps, has given fuel to the British outfit's detractors. "But obviously having Froomey at my disposal, so to speak, is just phenomenal". Perhaps a bigger worry for Thomas and Froome concerns the unruly fans who have consistently affected this Tour by spitting at riders - or even reaching out to grab them. Read More »

Chelsea accept Manchester United's offer for Willian?


The Italian newspaper are convinced that Willian will join the former Chelsea manager at Old Trafford in a €75 million deal. The United manager does want to resolve the Martial problem but it is hard to find a club that would be willing to fork out £80million for the 23-year-old. Read More »

Marx's return helps put a roar back into the Lions


For all that fighting talk, the Waratahs will have to overcome history to even progress to the final. He was back in time to help the Lions advance to the playoffs as they seek to go one better after finishing runners-up in the last two years. Read More »

Froome slips off Tour podium after Roglič's Stage 19 victory


Alexander Kristoff of Norway crossed third in the same time. We have won one of the most handsome stages of the Tour, with elegance. With only Saturday's stage 20 time trial and Sunday's sprinter-friendly finale left, Landa will have to be content with his GC top 10 and Movistar's commanding lead in the teams' classification - which the teams themselves tend to celebrate more than fans. Read More »

Real Madrid will not sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard


What's the latest on the futures of Chelsea duo Willian and Eden Hazard? While he was willing to consider a summer move, the change in circumstances means that he has changed his mind and his entourage now believe he'll stay in the Spanish capital, following positive talks with Julen Lopetegui and the club. Read More »

Asia Cup 2018: BCCI Slams Fixture, Wants Rescheduled India-Pakistan Match


Virender Sehwag has slammed the scheduling of Asia Cup . India would be playing two games in consecutive days - first against a qualifier and then against Pakistan and concerns were raised over the tight schedule. Explaining the importance of giving the players some rest between two games, the 42-year-old said, "There shouldn't be any back-to-back games". The former Indian cricketer further said that instead of reducing the ongoing four-day practice game against Essex in England , ... Read More »

NBA Live 19 To Feature First Female Create-A-Player Option


EA Sports called it an "important step toward leveling the playing field" of the game, letting players create a more proper reflection of themselves in the game's create a character mode. EA Sports announced Friday that " NBA Live 19 " will now offer gamers the option to create a female player for the first time in basketball video games. Read More »

Ozil shines on return as Arsenal crush PSG in Singapore

The Gunners had a much stronger squad on tap for the encounter with PSG . Arsenal players that participated in the FIFA World Cup like Mesut Ozil , Mohammed Elneny and Alex Iwobi did not take part in the match against Atletico Madrid but they fans will be hoping to see them today because they missed their services on Thursday. Read More »

Thomas set for first Tour de France triumph


Barring catastrophe, the 21st stage and final stage from Houilles to the Champs Elysees is likely to see Thomas feted as the successor to four-time and defending champion, teammate Chris Froome . "Roglic and Dumoulin are definitely two good rivals". "I am not thinking about the end game". He has led the way for much of the 2018 race and traditionally the final stage in Paris is a procession for the holder of the yellow jersey. Read More »

Manchester United have £66m Willian bid accepted by Chelsea

Rumours have gathered that the Brazilian has seen his stakes rising high in recent times and the fact that a club of Barcelona's stature came calling is a flawless specimen of it. Chelsea have accepted a €75 million bid by their Premier League rivals for the Brazilian worldwide, who is poised to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. Read More »

New Barca Signing Clarifies Roma Drama


The 21-year-old scored 20 goals and provided 13 assists in 84 games for Bordeaux in Ligue 1. Malcom wants to emulate some of Barcelona's past Brazilian greats after being officially unveiled by the club on their United States tour. However at the 11th hour Barca swooped with a £45m bid which blew Roma's offer out the water, and Malcom failed to board his chartered private plane to Rome. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard Very Engaged In 45-Minute Meeting With Nick Nurse


Having first joined the Raptors in 2009, DeRozan had become a fixture of the Raptors organization, becoming an all-star in 2014. The NBA will hold its Africa exhibition game in the South African capital of Pretoria on August 4. Two days prior, it was asked, 'Is anything going on?' If it is, just let me know because the rumors keep coming up. I kind of went in there thinking, 'What if he doesn't say anything? "When I hear him talk about the bitterness and the disrespect and all that type ... Read More »

No concrete offers for Higuain from Chelsea or Milan - Marotta


It was regularly reported during his time at Napoli that Sarri was looking at bringing the 23-year-old to the Stadio San Paolo which is why there is little surprise to see that his pursuit has extended to England. "I won't deny that with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo we've got a quality attacking department that's a bit crowded", Marotta Sky Italia . AC Milan are interested too with talks underway this week over a possible deal. Read More »

Some Tottenham fans react as Leon Bailey desperate to leave Bayer Leverkusen


The newspaper suggests Bailey's agent will hold talks with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea next week to discuss a potential move with Leverkusen expected to demand up to £40m for his signature. There are a lot of maybes in this particular transfer story, but Roma appear to be in the prime position to swoop for the Leverkusen winger who impressed last season in the Bundesliga - scoring nine and assisting an additional six. Read More »

Manchester United want £30m for Wolves target Marcos Rojo


As his spell at Old Trafford enters its third year, Jose Mourinho has become even more sour than usual. So much so, that Manchester United have reportedly been hell bent on securing the services of the 25-year-old this summer , as the manager looks to bolster his side's defence. Read More »

Chelsea see Everton's Jordan Pickford as Thibaut Courtois replacement

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. With each passing day it looks like Thibaut Courtois' time at Stamford Bridge is nearing its end. Real Madrid are convinced that Bale should be their star player, their "franchise player", for the 2018/19 season. Real Madrid are reportedly planning a big-money move to try to sign Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris . Read More »

Serena Williams slams authorities for excessive drug tests; claims discrimination

The 36-year-old who had slammed the authorities at Wimbledon for "unfair treatment" after being repeatedly targeted from the drug testers, once again spoke of the discriminatory behavior after being called to another such drug tests. An article published by website Deadspin in June revealed that Williams had been tested out of competition by Usada on five occasions in 2018. "If that's testing everyone five times, let's do it. Read More »

LeBron James reveals he 'regrets' naming his son after himself


The Hollywood Reporter released an exclusive snippet of the LeBron James and Maverick Carter's barbershop-set talk show " The Shop " on Thursday. "I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name, because of that", James replied, adding that he first chose to name his son LeBron James Jr. Read More »

Berbatov tips Arsenal for success under Unai Emery

But Pires doesn't see anyone else joining Arsenal before the window closes. "My information is he's going to sign to continue with us", said Emery, who will face his previous club, Paris Saint-Germain, at the International Champions Cup on Saturday. Read More »

Man United to offer 30-year-old a three-year contract


Last season I didn't play much. Rojo has not joined up with United's squad for their pre-season tour of the USA, despite Argentina being knocked out of the World Cup in the last 16. Maguire is unlike any current defender on the Manchester United roster, as he is comfortable on the ball while also posing a major threat in the air. Read More »

4-Star Florida Gators Freshman Charged With Two Felonies


Watkins, who knew the victim had asthma, "repeated to block the airway twice more for period of approximately 8 seconds", the report states. Police say Watkins knew that she has asthma . Following Watkins' arrest, UF coach Dan Mullen suspended the Clermont native from all team activities pending an investigation. Watkins followed the female to the student parking lot at a Marion County high school. Read More »

Jürgen Klopp discusses Liverpool's goalkeeping situation


The 21-year-old has been used as a centre-back at Liverpool in the past and he partnered Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the defence during the first half of Wednesday's 2-1 win over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup. "In this day and age, you see squads make the team successful". But in this example, no one. This ref should have had the courage to decide that game. Read More »

Astros, Cubs, Yankees Pursuing Trade For Zach Britton


Britton, who will be a free agent after this season, has proven to be among baseball's most dominant relievers when healthy. Britton has only appeared in 16 games this season after undergoing Achilles surgery in the offseason, but will be a deadline prize for whichever contender can pry him from Baltimore. Read More »

New Liverpool 'keeper Alisson desperate to play: Klopp


Karius himself had posted a message via an Instagram story after the match which read: " To those who take joy in seeing other people fail or suffer, I feel for you ". Klopp was of the opinion to keep either one of Origi and the now out-of-favour Daniel Sturridge at the club. "In this moment he looks really good to be honest". Read More »

DeMar DeRozan Talks About Trade From Raptors To Spurs

But time heals most wounds. A hurt DeRozan felt he had done enough and given enough to the franchise to be fully looped in on what was happening. It's clear the All-NBA guard feels bitterness towards Ujiri and the Raptors organisation for mistreating him but his willingness to open up publicly about his thoughts shows that he's slowly dealing with the disappointment. Read More »

Matteo Darmian still keen to leave Manchester United

Manager Jose Mourinho said Valencia will miss the start of the season with a calf injury and has ruled Dalot out until September while he recovers from a knee problem. With the transfer window closing on August 9th this summer, both clubs will have to get busy, if Martial is to leave Old Trafford this summer, and with such huge figures being discussed, a quick resolution will be far easier said than done. Read More »

Yankees' Judge hit on wrist by pitch, leaves game


NY is having a fantastic season, with a 65-36 record after their 7-2 win over the Royals on Thursday. First pitch in the contest was scheduled for 7:05 pm ET. The team estimated it would be about three weeks before Judge could swing the bat in a game. Obviously, the significance of any absence for Judge can't be undersold when the Yankees are just four and a half games back from the Red Sox for the division lead in the American League East, though surely the Yankees are breathing at ... Read More »

Chelsea Want Everton's Jordan Pickford If Thibaut Courtois Leaves


Mkhitaryan has since gone on to be an Emirates hit, while Sanchez has looked a far cry from the player that lit up he Emirates during his three-and-a-half year stint. Chelsea risk losing Eden Hazard , Thibaut Courtois and Willian as they can not offer what superstar performers want, says Mario Melchiot. While announcing the signing of Rob Green, Chelsea made a point of noting that he's been signed as a back-up to Courtois. Read More »

Stuart Broad welcomes Adil Rashid's controversial England Test recall


Instead, he chose to concentrate exclusively on white-ball cricket, the one-day and T20 formats, in which he has lately been proving his worth to England in particular, resulting in his left-field selection for the Test squad. "To get back in the Test side, usually people have got to go back to their counties and perform to be considered". Rashid is the second spinner alongside Moeen Ali in the squad for the first Test. Read More »

India, Pakistan to face off in Asia Cup clash


Group A consists of India , Pakistan and the qualifier while Group B comprises of Sri Lanka , Bangladesh and Afghanistan. All the teams will play once against their group opponents and the top 2 teams from both the groups will qualify for the Super 4 and the top two teams from the Super 4 will play the final on September 28. Read More »

Roma demand Messi as Barcelona hijack Malcom transfer

Speaking on Sirius XM Radio on Thursday , Pallotta revealed that not only have Barcelona phoned him personally to apologise for their conduct, but that he told them the only way he would be accepting it is if they sent him Lionel Messi, presumably with a little red bow around his head. Read More »

Rafa Benitez: Newcastle squad 'needs additions' to compete in Premier League


Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and winger Kenedy, who both arrived on loan last season, will return to the club, but Newcastle have otherwise mostly shied away from the transfer market this summer. "I am speaking with [managing director] Lee Charnley every day, but not with [Ashley]", Benitez said. However, United's manager, involved in a stand-off with owner Mike Ashley over his budget and a new contract, is having to sell to buy. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches deal with Spain's tax office


The Portugal star was charged on four counts of tax fraud between 2011-2014 amounting to 14.8 million euros ($17.3 million). In Spain , a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders. Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho denied owing further tax in a Madrid court back in October 2017, while players including Angel Di Maria, Pepe and Radamel Falcao have all had legal issues over image rights income. Read More »

Manchester United to offer Juan Mata new contract


Alexis Sanchez's 12th-minute strike was cancelled out three minutes later by Suso and, after the game finished 1-1, the teams needed 26 penalties to separate them as the Red Devils prevailed 9-8. The diminutive midfielder was composed on the ball and displayed an impressive array of passes, attracting praise from a lot of United fans who would like to see the Brazilian given more of a chance next season by manager José Mourinho. Read More »

Mourinho ready to sell Martial, bring in Perisic


The defender has one-year left on his deal after the club triggered the option last season. "People can say I'm fat, but I know my own body", he said this week. "But of course I worked hard and not just for them [the critics], I wanted to for myself, get in the best shape and that wasn't my best shape". That was one of the texts he sent me in the offseason. Read More »