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Chelsea vs Arsenal too 'early' for winger Eden Hazard despite Qarabag cameo


It was an impressive bit of all-around attacking play for a fullback, and really showed off just how good Zappacosta can be going forward. It's always been my dream to play in the Champions League and win it. "Otherwise we risk a bad injury". "This process is good for him". Things got easier for the Blues 10 minutes into the second half, when Fabregas picked out Azpilicueta with a smart cross the versatile defender headed home to put the game out of sight. Read More »

Why Pep Guardiola has frozen out Yaya Touré recently at Manchester City


Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson could make a remarkable comeback in Wednesday's Champions League match at Feyenoord just days after a nasty collision left him needing stitches in his face. "I would understand that [nervous] feeling, but in today's training session there were two or three long balls and he was there". But Kompany is unlikely to travel to the Netherlands after suffering the injury to his calf on global duty with Belgium. Read More »

Will Manchester United and Liverpool games be next?


Players of a certain level and personality grow when they come to a stadium and atmosphere like this, they grow in strength. Manager Antonio Conte has rattled a few cages since and seen his team respond with three straight victories as record summer signing Alvaro Morata settles in nicely while Eden Hazard is pretty certain to be unleashed from the start having proven his fitness against Leicester at the weekend. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane wants 'world-class' tag


You have to produce your best against the best. The England worldwide has already shown his potential by thriving in the Premier League and he was top scorer in the division last season after netting 29 times. "I think the fact that they have got that little bit of that Wembley hoodoo just makes me think that it will be top four only for Spurs this season". Read More »

Nigeria Face Ghana, Mali, Guinea In WAFU Cup Group Phase


Two late goals from Ranger's Osas Okoro and substitute Moses Peter of Plateau United sealed the win for Nigeria. "When you talk about a football match between Nigeria and Ghana, it is at a different level", Yusuf said in a Nigeria Football Federation press release on Tuesday. Read More »

Sigh of relief as hurricanes turn into tropical storms

The total number of customers, representing about 12 million people, dipped from a peak of more than 7.4 million customers, or about 15 million people, late on Monday. An apparent tornado spun off by Irma destroyed six mobile homes in Palm Bay, midway up the Atlantic coast. Massive flooding was reported in Jacksonville, and the extent of the damage in the vulnerable Keys was not known because numerous islands were inaccessible Monday. Read More »

As Irma Dissipates, Battered Florida Assesses Scope of Damage


Irma has caused as yet untold damage from wind and storm surges since making landfall in southern Florida, following hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston . Despite being weaker than Hurricane Matthew was when it passed by the city in 2016, Tropical Storm Irma helped push a greater amount of water onshore, and it struck right at the time of high tide. Read More »

Power outages surpass 500000 in Georgia as Irma rolls through


They could be electrified. Georgia's two nuclear plants, Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro and Plant Hatch near Vidalia, are equipped with numerous redundant safety systems to prevent or respond to emergencies, including backup power resources such as DC battery banks and diesel generators. Read More »

WADA Reveals One Key Factor Behind Clearing of 95 Russian Athletes


A public acceptance of the report - which found that more than 1,000 Russian competitors across more than 30 sports benefited from an institutional conspiracy to cover up positive drug tests - would contradict the Kremlin's persistent denial of the state's alleged role in the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. Read More »

Significant decrease in top Junior Cert grades


Under the new system which only applies to English students results will receive a Distinction, or a Merit, or an Achieved mark instead of the traditional A, B, C, system. "They often worry that friends have more influence on if or when their child will drink alcohol, but this just isn't the case". Family members, in particular parents, are the single strongest influence on young people's attitudes towards alcohol. Read More »

Man City routs Liverpool 5-0, ideal Man United start ends


After the global break, then one man down, young players on the pitch. Danny Welbeck scored twice and Alexandre Lacazette also netted to leave the south-coast team winless after four games. Leroy Sane came on to add gloss to the scoreline, firstly converting a neat one-two with Benjamin Mendy and then curling home a stunning goal in stoppage time. Read More »

Antonio Conte delighted with "great performance" from Chelsea


I think this is the right process for him. "We must pay attention", he said . Davide Zappacosta played very well and Eden Hazard is trying to find his best form. "A lot of positive things from us". My message tonight was this: I trust all my players, not with only words, but with facts. I accept we must play better but I'm still satisfied with the performance given the quality of the opponent. Read More »

Liverpool's Mane to serve full 3-game ban

At the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is that of the FA and they've ruled that the three-match ban is justified despite a rash of similar incidents amounting to only a yellow card or going unpunished altogether. "We can not change this and it's a sport where this happens". It will be great to hear that Champions League anthem being played at Anfield again tomorrow night, with this competition meaning more than any other to the club's fans. Read More »

Pep refuses to explain Toure omission for Feyenoord tie


Pep Guardiola simply said a "sporting decision" had been made to omit veteran midfielder Toure. "I want more, not just from Yaya - I want more from everyone". Yet Guardiola said: "I don't know if we are able to compete. That's why I can't be sure if we will be able to make that step". One thing [they need] is belief'. Read More »

Liverpool Send Player Home From Training Ahead Of Champions League Return

Sadio Mane is available for the match, despite his straight red card on Saturday. "I count on players in my squad that are very fearless, very honest". Liverpool host Sevilla in Group E of the UEFA Champions League in a repeat of the 2015-16 Europa League final. Liverpool still lacks that powerhouse leader at the back, the decisive voice, the talisman who will put his head in where it hurts. Read More »

Luis Garcia: Liverpool can win the Champions League this year

Now he needs to forget about what has gone and perform at his best for Liverpool again. That setback is coupled with the knowledge that the last time Liverpool face Sevill, things didn't go well for the Reds. 1 keeper in the summer. Yet the big concern must be that the defensive issues from two seasons ago have yet to be solved a couple of seasons later and it is a major concern heading into this Champions League campaign. Read More »

Seven Arsenal stars to sit out Europa League opener


Arsenal have won two and lost two of their first four Premier League games of the season, with their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool prior to the worldwide break particularly alarming supporters that an injection of cash was needed. It's also worth pointing out that Arsenal face a touch match against Chelsea next weekend in the Premier League. Jack Wilshere is in line to receive his first Arsenal start of the season against Cologne since he's returned from his loan spell at Bournemouth. Read More »

Packers Make Roster Moves


And while he was a physical corner, he did not possess top line speed. The Green Bay Packers appear to have cleared a roster spot for receiver Geronimo Allison with a surprising move on Tuesday. He was released by the team on March 15 and signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Packers on March 24.The deal included a $250,000 signing bonus. Read More »

Lionel Messi gives Barcelona the lead against Juventus


While Real Madrid is the victor of last season and the team also focusing the same target this time . "Let's qualify, let's make the points to qualify for the knockout phase. Pedro Rodriguez soothed Antonio Conte's nerves with a fifth-minute opener and Cesar Azpilicueta nodded in the third, soon after the interval. Newly promoted Levante caught Madrid with its guard down in the 12th minute on a routine throw-in executed by Ivan Lopez, which concluded in a goal by another teammate also ... Read More »

Woman delivers baby alone in Hurricane Irma


Nearby, construction cranes had collapsed and a home saw its roof blown off. Offices had days to prepare, Bloomberg notes; Bank of America had most of its employees working from home starting Thursday. Alfonso said things looked relatively calm by midday Sunday. More than 3.4 million homes in the state are without power and parts of the city of Miami are under water. Read More »

UEFA Champion League: Barcelona 3-0 Juventus


Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed Lionel Messi has already penned his new four-year contract, while Andres Iniesta has also agreed an extension. But their long list of absences, which also included Mario Mandzukic, Claudio Marchisio and Sami Khedira, proved costly. Juan Cuadrado is suspended while Giorgio Chiellini is expected to miss out with a calf injury. Read More »

Fans react to Dalvin Cook breaking Adrian Peterson's rushing record


I got a lot of respect for coach Payton and his offense. The Saints employ three very different running backs in Mark Ingram , Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara , and each had a role in Monday's loss. Rudolph only had 3 receptions for 26 yards receiving and a touchdown. Now the New Orleans Saints have a problem on their hands. Maybe the more surprising part of the night was Peterson getting booed by fans at U.S. Read More »

Cubs feeling heat as they host Mets


Louis Cardinals and 2 1/2 games over Milwaukee . Jon Lester gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 4.35 ERA and 164 strikeouts this season. Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ homered against Mets relievers to complete the onslaught on a night Gsellman (6-7) was finished after four innings. Read More »

Rays anticipate returning home for weekend series vs Red Sox


Jaime Garcia will be looking to prove Wednesday afternoon that he deserves to pitch a few times every two weeks for the New York Yankees . Duda was traded from the Mets to Tampa Bay this season, and this will be his first trip back to his old home since the July deal. Read More »

Colts' Edgerrin James, Jeff Saturday among Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees


Vanden Bosch played three seasons for the Lions (2010-12) and spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans in his 11-year career. Moss is one of the greatest wide receivers of all-time, leading the National Football League in touchdown receptions five times in his career; he averaged 956 receiving yards per season over 15 years. Read More »

Blue Jays reinstate Martin from 10-day disabled list


Both the tying run and the winning run came off Orioles closer Zach Britton. "Putting a guy on, you've got to be really good after that", Britton said. That's what I'm going to try and do". Well, he's going to find out what kind of difference an extra month of rest makes this winter, when the Blue Jays have some interesting questions to answer about their catching situation. Read More »

RB hopeful on Werner despite Real talk


The striker has carried on where he left off, netting four goals in as many games this season. Germany striker Timo Werner has talked of his desire to move to a big club, including six Premier League teams, as he continues his impressive goal scoring record. Read More »

CTO sets up Caribbean relief fund


The recovery effort also continues in St. Maarten . Irma dealt her worst blows to several of the Caribbean's Leeward Islands. The goal of the fund is to speed the recovery and return of tourism to St. The storm's damage was so extensive that it's viewable from space. The hotel's management team was relocated prior to the storm. The island had been under a tropical storm watch on Saturday, September 9th. Read More »

Danny Woodhead could be out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury


Javorius Allen benefited the most following Woodhead's early exit Sunday, as starter Terrance West saw a limited workload given the Ravens' sizable lead. This is the latest in a long line of injuries that have plagued Woodhead, who missed 14 games previous year after tearing his ACL and 13 games in 2014 with a broken leg. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho still out of contention for Liverpool


It is a bold move on Klopp's behalf. He was sacked and replaced by Klopp the following October. "What I can say is, if nothing happens overnight, Loris Karius will play - that's true", he said, before adding Mohamed Salah will be assessed after being excused from training on Tuesday due to illness. Read More »

Chelsea players must fight for places in rotated team: Conte


Giving his understudies a chance for valuable game time was an added bonus for Conte, who said: "I wanted to give a chance to Michy and also to Andreas Christensen ". "We must give him the possibility to recover very well, to be totally fit". According to Transfermarkt and ESPN , all the players mentioned are included in their teams' 25-man squads for the competition, which kicks off on Tuesday night. Read More »