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Llorente reveals reasons why he snubbed Chelsea to join Spurs


The Tottenham manager was attempting to pick his favourite of Kane's 103 goals for the club on Friday when he divulged how close he felt he was to losing his job before his 10th game in charge. "He will improve very quickly once he settles down with a new language, new team-mates and in a different culture". "Renato has played at Wembley for Portugal against England, so he's experienced it there". Read More »

Europa League: Arsenal fight back to defeat Cologne


Hector Bellerin has revealed a change in tactics at halftime was what inspired Arsenal to Europa League victory over FC Koln. Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey , Mesut Ozil , Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette were all rested on Thursday and are likely to start. Read More »

Anti-doping agencies demand Russian Federation be banned from Winter Olympics

The statement, issued after a two day meeting in Denver, was backed by anti-doping leaders from countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA. It called for Russian Federation to be excluded from all competition in Pyeongchang. "Ban was elected head of the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission on Thursday as the Olympic body strives to improve its image amid a string of corruption cases". Read More »

Some Virgin Islands residents feel 'forgotten' by US

News coverage relating to Irma - which hit several Caribbean islands as a Category 5 hurricane before striking Florida as a slightly less alarming Category 3 storm - has focused nearly entirely on the mainland United States. Dutch King Willem-Alexander said the destruction he saw in St. Martin was on a scale he "had never seen before". "We have put in place one of the biggest air bridges since World War II" to bring emergency aid and rescuers to the islands of St. Read More »

Morata wants to 'become one of the best', says Chelsea boss Conte

The Blues have won their last five Premier League games against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, where the Gunners haven't kept a league clean sheet in 12 years. "I hope to solve this situation, from yesterday [when I got sick], I took antibiotics", Conte added. "I have another day to reflect and then to make the best decision for Sunday (whether he starts)". Read More »

Wenger makes admission over Mesut Ozil contract talks


According to German publication Sport Bild , the 28-year-old, whose situation is similar to his teammate Alexi Sanchez, could leave the club when the player's contract comes to an end. Ahead of Thursday's Europa League meeting with Cologne, Wenger said contract talks had "slowed down" since transfer deadline day, adding: "We need a little breather and to focus on the competition, but we will slowly get back into that". Read More »

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale calls for calm after hard start


Earlier this week Bale's team-mate Casemiro gave his support, saying: "He was a very strong player for us and I hope he continues to be so". "I never listened to any offers". But I was focused on playing and preferred to push it back. "But we have achieved three important points for us [against APOEL], especially to gain confidence ahead of a hard match we have against Real Sociedad on Sunday". Read More »

Danny Drinkwater: Chelsea midfielder out until October

Drinkwater was an unused substitute against his former club Leicester last Saturday and missed the midweek Champions League win over Qarabag of Azerbaijan. I hope this. Then during the game I think win the best. "I watched the [Arsenal] game and Wenger rotated a lot of players, a lot of players rested for the game against us", he continued. Read More »

UEFA opens case after crowd disorder at Arsenal-Cologne


But Conte said: "I watched the game. We won here [at Emirates Stadium] past year, we won the FA Cup final and on penalties in the Community Shield , so let's just continue to focus on the quality of our game and not too much where we play". Read More »

UEFA opens proceedings over crowd trouble at Arsenal-Cologne game

The Koln fans have received criticism for their behaviour in the German media, with some saying that they have shamed the country's football culture in England . The charge against Arsenal pertains to a blocked stairwell in the away supporters' end. We are quite happy with the way it ended, but it took us a long time to get going here really'. Read More »

Frank Lampard: Paul Pogba will give Man United duo chance to shine

If you score a goal, you hear players talk about, you sort of lose yourself and I don't think we should get away from that. "I hope before the match and after but not during it". One of those "good friends" is Paul Pogba, a likely absence for the next four to six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during the first half against Basel. Read More »

Jeffrey Sandusky Pleads Guilty


Jeffrey Sandusky , 41, entered a guilty plea on all 14 counts on Friday, one week before a trial was scheduled to begin. Jerry Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison after being found guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing 10 boys. Read More »

Lackey and Contreras lose their cool, could face suspension

The Cardinals had men on first and second with two out in the fifth when the short-tempered Lackey screamed at plate umpire Jordan Baker after he called a ball on a 2-2 pitch to Martinez near the knees on the outside corner. The pitch was nearly right down the middle of the plate and it was called a ball by Baker. Contreras also got into it with Baker. "It's a pretty big spot right there", he said. Read More »

Eden Hazard: What I really think about Chelsea's new signings

The Blues face Arsenal in a London derby at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and will also be without Eden Hazard , although the Belgian playmaker is nearing full fitness. But Conte said: "I watched the game". "I have another day to check the physical condition of all my players". Firebrand Blues boss Conte has a reputation for screaming and shouting at his side from the dug-out whether they are doing well or not. Read More »

Mourinho furious with Pogba, Herrera bust-up claim, Bale could join report


Paul Pogba has been ruled out for "a few matches" by Jose Mourinho but the Manchester United manager has admitted he still does not know the severity of the midfielder's problem. And Mourinho says the England global is available for selection once again, but Sunday's visit of Everton (3:30pm) might be too soon. I don't know that I just it is a muscular injury. Read More »

Canelo vs. GGG: Both fighters weigh-in at 160 pounds


When it was all said and done, the fight became official with both men hitting 160 pounds on the dot. Ladies and Gentlemen we have ourselves a fight! "I am very happy for all the love and support so I will give them 100 percent". The first thing I thought about was if you remember Marvin Hagler and John "The Beast" Mugabi. "[Canelo is] a world champion and I think this is the biggest fight for us and a tough fight". Read More »

Tropical storm Jose's latest track puts Massachusetts in forecast cone


Maximum sustained winds were near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. This morning, Jose was moving west-northwest at about 8 miles per hour. It's forecast to move northwest sometime between 8 a.m. The NHC's latest update for Jose said a hurricane hunter plane is en route to find out if Jose has become a hurricane again. The current Hurricane Center Track keeps Jose off the east coast well through Monday evening with the greatest impact likely coming in the form of stronger ... Read More »

Manchester City are ready to be a big team - Pep Guardiola


But Guardiola's men won just two of the six Premier League games that immediately followed a Champions League group game last season and the City boss feels his team must cope better with tough schedules. So hard, so complicated - I'm sure of that, ' Guardiola added. Asked whether he will make changes to the side for the trip to Vicarage Road, Guardiola replied: "All the teams who play in Europe have a lot of games". Read More »

Real Madrid's Isco says moving to Barcelona never crossed his mind


Isco though himself stressed his desire to stay put previously and now his signing of a new deal will put an end to further speculation about him being linked with any move away from Spain in the near future. "My intention was always to succeed here in a team that had confidence in me. The target now is to continue improving, consolidating as a starter and winning many more titles". Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho 'furious' with with ignorant Pogba

I just know that it's a muscular injury, he's out for the weekend match, that's the only match I'm thinking about. Apparently though the France midfielder instead opted to seek treatment from an external personal trainer and Mourinho and the United medics feel that has "made the midfielder far more vulnerable to injury". Read More »

Isco targets more silverware after extending Real Madrid stay

In his absence, the European champions have dropped four points in their opening three games as they have drawn at home to both Valencia and Levante . Wales star Bale has netted once in six games for Real so far this term. Pochettino said that defeat had more to do with his team trying to win the Premier League title than any difference in quality between the sides. Read More »

Man United not crying about Pogba as Mourinho awaits 'legend' Rooney


Marouane Fellaini opened the scoring for United in the first half after coming on for the injured Paul Pogba , while his compatriot Romelu Lukaku continued his fine goalscoring form in the second half. United entertain Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the season and remain top of the Premier League in the process. Read More »

Judge Allows Rape Convict To Play Football


Richmond sued Youngstown State in federal court Thursday in an attempt to get himself immediately reinstated to the football team. U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson issued a three-page opinion on Thursday, forbidding the university from preventing Ma'lik Richmond from playing for reasons other than legitimate coaching decisions that are applied equally to other players. Read More »

Broncos sign DT Ahtyba Rubin, place Jared Crick on injured reserve


Rubin signed a three-year deal with the Seahawks in March 2016, but was released earlier this month amid final roster cuts, shortly after Seattle traded for former Jets lineman Sheldon Richardson . Crick practiced Wednesday on a limited basis, but was held out of practice Thursday. "I wouldn't say (it was) a setback", Joseph said after practice Thursday. Read More »

Oakland Raiders, Donald Penn Closing in on a Two-year Contract Extension


The Raiders can retain a top-tier left tackle a little while longer. He is now under contract through the 2019 season. Donald Penn had faith the Raiders would take care of him. He re-signed with the club in the 2016 offseason, allowed but one sack - produced by an ill-times slip, and Carr consequently got hurt - and made his first Pro Bowl. Read More »

Sindhu in semis, Sameer sinks at Korea


Verma won the closely fought opening game but eventually ran out of steam against the world no. one from South Korea. Mitani then erased the deficit but Sindhu ensured she had the bragging rights after the first game as she sealed it quickly. Read More »

Vikings concerned over Bradford's knee


Adam Schefter tweeted the Vikings had "guarded optimism but concern" about Bradford's knee. ESPN first reported that Bradford had an MRI on his left knee this week. He also missed the entire 2014 campaign with a torn ACL. Case Keenum is now the No. 2 quarterback on the Vikings depth chart, with Teddy Bridgewater still on the physically unable to perform list, which will keep him out for the first six weeks of the season. Read More »

Man Utd midfielder in reported row with boss Jose Mourinho


Pogba limped out of the 3-0 Champions League win over Basel on Tuesday with a torn hamstring. "Because we have started the season really well and with one match per week, (with) no need of resting, (to make) changes, we were basically going with the same players". Read More »

Touchdown-less Bengals (0-2) fire offensive coordinator


The Cincinnati Bengals have fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese , according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . The embarrassing performance and lack of overall production led to ousting of Zampese, a coach who has been with the Bengals since 2003. Read More »

Packers at Falcons: Preview, prediction, odds and pick


They are trending in the right direction. Rodgers will end up making more plays than Ryan, but this one will come down to the final possession. I'm high on the Packers , as I usually am coming into the season over the last couple of years, and I was really impressed with their opening win. Read More »

RB Leipzig Striker Timo Werner Flattered To Be Linked With Real Madrid


Werner, 21, struck 21 Bundesliga goals during the 2016-17 season and already has three to his name this term. Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka. Werner has converted 30% of his chances so far in the Bundesliga and as well as being their leading goalscorer he has also created the joint-highest number of chances in their squad with six. Read More »