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Max Meyer set to earn £170k-a-week at Crystal Palace


To lure a central midfielder of Max Meyer's quality in a free transfer is possibly the deal of the summer, as Crystal Palace address a key position with a top-class German global. It is understood Meyer will be one of Palace's top earners at around £80,000 per week. 'I'm proud to be here and I hope I can make the next step in my career. Read More »

PSG not put off by Kante’s bumper new Chelsea contract


The likes of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and even Kante himself are all key to Sarri's plans, which is why according to reports from the Times , Chelsea are going to make the Frenchman their highest paid player. On the plus side, Manchester United and Barcelona target Willian appears to have pledged his future to Chelsea by telling Brazilian TV channel Globo Esporte he is "very happy" at the club and also "very happy" living in London. Read More »

Welsh rider Thomas wins 1st Tour de France title


Thomas, of Team Sky , finished the race in Paris with a near two-minute lead on Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) to secure his first yellow jersey, with teammate and four-time and defending champion Chris Froome finishing third at 2:24. Read More »

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson closer to having $10-million exhibition finalized


Players who have played well at Firestone in the past typically tend to play consistently well year after year. Golf Channel features more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, including tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, The Open, Olympics, and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Read More »

Bob Evans Restaurants chain suspends Urban Meyer deal


Meyer is on administrative leave while Ohio State investigates claims that Meyer's wife knew about 2015 allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith , who was sacked last week. "Gene (Smith) and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion", Meyer said in a statement . That figure makes him not only the highest-paid state employee in OH, but the highest-paid public-school football coach in the United States. Read More »

Rangers' Choo Shin-soo blasts 2 homers to reach 20 for season


Photos posted to Twitter show Waguespack walking across the field to join his new team. So the Diamondbacks had an easy way to get their newest lefthanded relief pitcher to his new spot: a ride in the bullpen cart with mascot Baxter. "We're trying to go win". The Diamondbacks trailed the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers by a half-game in the NL West entering Tuesday's play. Miami received 24-year-old right-hander Tommy Eveld, who is 3-2 with a 1.11 ERA in two levels in the Diamondbacks' ... Read More »

Force India racing on amid administration


I think there's more to come yet", he said in an interview at Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix when asked whether Mallya's Formula One adventure had reached the end of the road. "We would like to understand what the funding strategy from a potential new buyer is, how it could affect the collaboration between the two teams". Read More »

Jose Mourinho: I wouldn’t have paid to watch this United team


Reinforcements, you mean players that I would like to buy, that's another thing, but this is not my squad. The 26-year-old just recently joined Jurgen Klopp's side in a transfer deal worth 13 million euros after his former team Stoke City were relegated from the English Premier League (Top flight football league in England). Read More »

Real Madrid Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Junior lauded after debut against Manchester United


The 33-year-old followed Zinedine Zidane out of the Madrid exit door in search of a new challenge after winning three successive Champions League titles at the Santiago Bernabeu. "Gareth is happy to play at Real Madrid ". "We are convinced that Bale is going to have a great year and we expect a lot from him". "We are excited, we are ready to work with him; all the parts of the club, the players, the marketing manager, the director, are ready to improve with Cristiano and we hope he can ... Read More »

Arsenal vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

But his efforts, unfortunately, were not enough to take his side to a win as Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed his kick from the spot in the penalty shootouts, giving Arsenal the victory. Unai Emery has named a strong side with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the line up front while Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan offer support in attack. Read More »

McEvoy claims maiden European Tour title


He won on his 285th European Tour appearance, 17 years after making his debut on the tour and just seven days after triumphing on the developmental European Challenge Tour. McEvoy was rightfully ecstatic, but not DeChambeau, who added to his misery by missing a short putt for double bogey on the last. John, who is profoundly deaf, carded a five under par final round of 67, the best of the day. Read More »

Alisson worth six to eight points for Liverpool this season, says Adam


The 24-year-old wore the number two kit during his time in France , and it could be that he's hanging on to find out if there's any way it can be wrestled from its current occupant Nathaniel Clyne. The website adds Liverpool are looking for £15 million, including add-ons, for Ojo, with a loan-to-buy deal an option for the Baggies . Alisson has now joined up with his new team-mates after taking a break following the World Cup, and will fly to Dublin with the rest of the squad this week. Read More »

Deal to fight Wilder in December ‘almost done’, says Tyson Fury


Former world champion Fury revealed yesterday that his team was in advanced talks with the WBC belt holder regarding a fight in the USA before the end of the year. "The way Tyson is looking in the gym, he's lost another couple of stone, he's very focused". "I can say I'm looking to fight in Antarctica, because I believe you guys need a big event out there", he said. Read More »

Urban Meyer Knew Of Ex-Assistant's Domestic Violence History

The university would owe nothing if Meyer were fired with cause. About two weeks ago the Associated Press reported OSU fired Smith after he was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass after a dispute with his ex-wife. Those charges were dropped, and Courtney told McMurphy she was pressured to drop them by longtime Meyer consigliere Hiram de Fries and by her husband's parents. Read More »

Willian set for Sarri talks after delayed return


Chelsea were defeated on penalties to Arsenal in the Champions Cup on Wednesday night and Sarri believes his players are lacking match fitness. During his time at Napoli, Sarri admitted the prospect of facing Mourinho was "very exciting" and he will finally get the chance when Chelsea host Manchester United in October. Read More »

Crisis averted: Darnold signs contract with Jets


Just a few minutes after the Jets announced the signing -which includes a signing bonus of about $20 million - on social media, Darnold made his way out to the practice field with his teammates greeting him with a "Rudy"-like slow-clap". The new rule says a player can't lower his head to make contact with an opponent, and with questions as to how the rule will be enforced, Smith wants assurances the teams won't take away some of his guaranteed money if he is suspended. Read More »

Ohio State investigating Urban Meyer, with job in balance


Ohio State had previously been selling " Urban Meyer Knows" t-shirts which have sold out online. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach for the Buckeyes, who open training camp in Columbus on Friday. Smith was sacked on July 23 after he was charged with criminal trespassing after dropping their children off at his ex-wife Courtney's home during a May 12 incident. Read More »

Is Kohli in trouble for 'swearing' at Root?


As Root stormed off Kohli celebrated by blowing a kiss before mouthing some fruity advice, putting his finger to his lips and adding a "mic-drop" mime to mock Root's gesture last month after clinching the one-day series at Headingley with a second successive hundred. Read More »

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial: 'Family comes first'


We go to Munich in a few days and we start the Premier League in nine days. He was due to return to Carrington on August 5 - just five days before the Premier League season starts against Leicester at Old Trafford - but Mourinho has revealed the 25-year-old, along with Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones , has agreed to cut short his break. Read More »

Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner, not taking questions on national anthem


In doing so, he ignored the half-measure of a rule the NFL adopted, which allowed players to remain in the locker room if they wished to protest during the national anthem. "As it turns out, tonight at the last second before we were getting ready to record our interview, we were told by Jerry and his public relations staff that the national anthem issue would be off limits", Doocy informed viewers later. Read More »

R1.2bn Manchester United Target Requests Whopping Salary


The Polish worldwide has made his situation clear to Bayern, that he would like to move, and would be happy to seal a deal with Chelsea. Lewandowski would certainly fit the bill; he's bagged a remarkable 151 goals in 195 for Bayern since joining from arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2014. Read More »

Andy Murray: 'I'm starting from scratch'


Andy Murray tested his surgically repaired hip by putting aside a deficit and some real rust to win his first hard-court match in almost 1 1/2 years, coming back for a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory at the Citi Open against 80th-ranked Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. Read More »

Smriti Mandhana shares ‘fan girl moment’ with Kumar Sangakkara


With this contract she became the first woman Indian cricketer to play the league. With the win, the Storms are second in the points table with two wins from three games. Mandhana was also awarded the player-of-the-match award for her brisk knock. Mandhana also scored the fastest T20I fifty for India Women off 25 balls earlier this year. Read More »

Microtransactions introduced to Gran Turismo Sport in July content update


You can choose from three different configurations here, which are labeled A, B and C. The track features geometric-shaped corners, from 90-degree benders to radial turns. If you're feeling in a particularly fast and furious mood, then you'll be pleased to know the Mercedes F1 vehicle, made famous by Lewis Hamilton's F1 World Championship-winning run in 2017, has also been made available in Gran Turismo Sport . Read More »

Julen Lopetegui 'happy' if Real Madrid make no more summer transfers

Lopetegui was keen to stress that the Portuguese's departure represented a "fantastic opportunity" for Bale, who has been linked by Spanish media with a move away from the club, to stay and show his talent. "I've talked to him like I've talked to everyone. We will work together for him to reach top form". "As a coach, it is an exciting challenge to make a competitive team without Cristiano". Read More »

Urban Meyer knew of 2009 incident involving assistant fired after domestic charge


Smith, the only remaining assistant coach from Meyer's first staff at Ohio State in 2012 and the grandson of former OSU coach Earle Bruce, was the subject of a civil protection order filed by his ex-wife's attorney last Friday. Meyer said that firing Smith was " a very tough call ". The head coach did not elaborate when asked if the media reports of Smith's past influenced the decision. Read More »

Ohio State's Meyer put on leave, investigation opened

Courtney has alleged Zach had repeatedly abused her physically since 2009. Courtney Smith told McMurphy that Shelley Meyer knew about the 2009 and 2015 allegations and that they often discussed Zach Smith's abuse of her, including sharing pictures. Read More »

United players answer Jose's call and shorten holidays


Karim Benzema pulled one back in first-half stoppage-time and the closest Real came to equalizing, was through Raul De Tomas in the 82nd minute. United were hammered 4-1 in their preseason friendly against Liverpool , with most of their key players still on summer holidays after participating at the 2018 World Cup. Read More »

Meyer was aware of abuse claims against fired Buckeyes coach

The Ohio State University on Wednesday put head football coach Urban Meyer on paid leave as it investigates allegations he mishandled abuse claims against a former assistant. Included were multiple photos of the cuts and bruises inflicted by Smith, as well as several exchanges with Meyer's wife, Shelley , who not only made it clear that she was concerned for the victim's safety but that she felt compelled to inform her husband. Read More »

Ohio State places Meyer on administrative leave

The entire report is well worth reading, but the most damning evidence are the texts shared between Smith, Shelley Meyer , and other wives on the staff that showed that at the least Shelley was well aware of the repeated issues of domestic violence in the Smith house, as well as evidence Meyer had spoken with Zach Smith about it. Read More »

Urban Meyer lied about knowledge of domestic violence incident with coach

On Wednesday, former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy obtained and published text messages from Courtney Smith that indicated she informed Meyer's wife and another coach's wife about the 2015 incident. Courtney Smith says all the coaches wives knew about the 2015 incident, especially that Urban's wife Shelley knew about the abuse that began in 2009. Read More »

Everton to offer World Cup star Jordan Pickford new contract


Speculation has since developed since Pickford's exploits in Russian Federation, with Chelsea having reportedly lined the player up as a potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois , who looks set for a move to Real Madrid . Pickford Likes to order the back line according to his comfort, so it will be much easier for the defence to function properly as Sarri can't provide Instruction from the side-lines to much. Read More »

England vs India: India's Playing XI for the first Test


With Kohli's battle in English conditions and Adil Rashid's shock recall dominating much of the build-up to the series, little was made of how important this series was for England's captain. Root, who in the course of his innings passed 6,000 Test runs, went to his fifty in 107 balls. It may have seemed early, but the off-spinner made an immediate impact. Read More »

Stadium: It's not England vs India, it's Joe Root vs Virat Kohli?


Another player who has forced his way into the Test arena after a starring role in the shorter formats is Buttler, who has been named as vice-captain to Root despite only returning to the side earlier this year. Moeen played with Virat at RCB and (Yuzvendra) Chahal. I have played with Hardik Pandya at Mumbai so you are open to having a chat. "Of all the countries we play against they have the biggest following and cricket is as much a religion there as anywhere". Read More »

Tristan Thompson punched Draymond Green after ESPYs


Draymond was even quoted as saying, "I can't meet him outside of (the arena), because I'll still get fined, but I can meet him in the streets any day". While the lights at the 2018 ESPYs shone bright, the fireworks would only get started at Delilah nightclub, where LeBron James hosted an afterparty for some of his close friends. Read More »

Patriots WR Jordan Matthews has 'significant' hamstring injury


New England will be without Julian Edelman , who is suspended for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing substances, for the first four games of 2018. "I talked with New England past year during the free agency process in June". "I don't feel like I'm called to be comfortable, and I knew this would be a great place for me to go", he said at the time. Read More »

Angry young man: Verstappen blasts Renault after sixth lap retirement


Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, living up to expectations that Red Bull would be among the favourites at a track that suits their auto. "I think we have a good enough vehicle to be on the front row". "So that first lap was key and Stroll spun so I had to abort that lap". Verstappen's failure came a week after team-mate Daniel Ricciardo retired in Germany with an engine problem. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool dont need Philippe Coutinho replacement

Having a blockbuster, big money transfer window has made the Reds the favorite to try and dethrone Manchester City as Premier League champions. Two members of the fab three, Player of the year Mohamed Salah and scoring sensation Roberto Firmino have signed new long-term deals that will keep them at the Merseyside club. Read More »

Is Zidane Really Going To Replace Mourinho At Old Trafford?

Meanwhile, Mourinho says he is unsure when Martial, who wants a transfer this summer, will re-start training after leaving United's USA training base last week for the birth of his son. "I didn't learn anything (tactically)". 'I would like to have two more players, ' he said following the defeat. I know what ( Ander) Herrera is, I know what ( Juan) Mata is, I know what (Alexis) Sánchez is, I know what they are... Read More »

Dustin Johnson wins third title of 2018 at RBC Canadian Open


He started the day with a pair of birdies on his first two holes to pull away early, but a nearby lightning storm suspended play after his drive on the ninth hole. "Unfortunately I couldn't get in the playoff". On the Canadian front, Dundas, Ont.'s Mackenzie Hughes had an excellent week finishing tied for eighth at 15 under par to claim the Rivermead Cup as low Canuck for the second-straight year. Read More »

Twitter reacts as Manchester United beat Real Madrid

United open their Premier League campaign against Leicester on August 10 and Mourinho's preparations have been hampered by injuries and the absence of stars like Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard following the World Cup. Read More »

Ander Herrera: Optimistic Jose Mourinho very happy with the squad


Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is viewed at Manchester United as the top replacement for Jose Mourinho . The 22-year-old, who has been strongly linked with a move away after his agent claimed Martial wanted to leave for more opportunities, was absent from United's 2-1 International Champions Cup win over Real Madrid on Tuesday. Read More »

Bradley Wiggins: Geraint Thomas may now be Wales’ biggest sports star


He can not help the fact that his was the first victory following the various crises, mistakes and mysteries of recent years - something which perhaps explains the dramatic decline in television audiences for the race. Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans - or his rivals - threw at him or Team Sky. I don't think he ever imagined this would happen. Having been asked as recently as May at the start of the Giro whether he had considered resigning after keeping a low profile for most ... Read More »

Mourinho praises Bailly commitment to Man United


We go to Munich in a few days and we start the Premier League in nine days. The former Juventus and Real Madrid midfielder is taking some time out of the game at present, but should the Manchester United hot-seat become available in the near future, he would be at the top of the club's wish-list to replace the self proclaimed "Special One". Read More »