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Back With Atletico, Costa Says All's Well That Ends Well


Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first goal of the season and Jamie Vardy had a penalty saved as Liverpool survived a Leicester fightback to end their run of four games without a win. At present, there are no plans to schedule a friendly in order to facilitate minutes for the 28-year-old. On Saturday Conte's words were more prosaic but equally heartfelt. Read More »

Antonio Conte speaks about team selection ahead of Stoke clash


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says that their 4-0 win at Stoke wasn't easy despite the scoreline and added that his side must rest ahead of another busy week. Still, Alonso nearly fell afoul of Dean seconds before being replaced, with the defender foolishly taking a throw-in when the referee had already signalled it as a Stoke ball. Read More »

Stokes arrested, released after incident

Ben Stokes , with a history of poor behaviour, spent a night in jail after a reported bust-up in Bristol in the early hours of Monday. Stokes' teammate Alex Hales will also miss Wednesday's match as he also returned to Bristol to help police with their inquiries into the incident. Read More »

Costa to return to Atletico from Chelsea


Diego Costa poses with an Atletico Madrid supporter upon arriving at Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas airport in Madrid September 22, 2017. The day after Diego Costa flew to Atletico Madrid after sealing his 58 million pound ($78.25 million) move, his replacement, Alvaro Morata , scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's 4-0 rout of Stoke City to mark the dawning of a new era at the champions. Read More »

Trump's 'SOB' remark moves National Football League player to kneel during anthem


After players responded to Trump's comments by kneeling in greater numbers, the president noted on Twitter that some fans booed their actions. "And to just see in seven years how far we've gotten to the respect of this country, it's a little alarming and troubling", ended Follett. Trump's comments festered over the weekend and by the various game times on Sunday, roughly 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during the anthem. Read More »

Liverpool warned Spartak Moscow similar style to Chelsea by Russian journalist


Spartak won their first Russian Premier League title in 16 years last season but have made mediocre start to this campaign, lying seventh in the standings with three wins from 11 matches. Klopp is expected to rest Simon Mignolet and provide Loris Karius a chance to start in goal . "We know that we are playing a strong team with quality players". Read More »

LeBron James blasts 'bum' Trump, salutes 'powerful' ex-NFL star Kaepernick


You know it was wondering about something if i could get better for him not to want to be traded. "Is it the way that the season finished? You're not invited." I wasn't coming anyways. Then came what has been talked about all weekend: President Donald Trump , the National Football League and protests. Eric Reid, the first 49er to join Kaepernick in taking a knee last season, penned an op-ed for the New York Times today, where he spoke about the inflammatory divisiveness of Trump and his ... Read More »

Kieran Gibbs Exit Hurt More Than Losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Arsene Wenger


Because at the end of the day, since I've been in the job we have improved a lot the medical treatment. And especially from Thursday to Sunday. You have to win a lot of balls when the ball is in a neutral zone. Against West Brom , Wenger will come up against Kieran Gibbs for the first time since the left-back left Arsenal this summer in search for more playing time . Read More »

Locals react to National Football League protests


They who have fought in defense of freedom and the constitution are calling protests during the anthem a slap in their face. Kyle Rasmussen served 12 years in the Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq.Maz Peck served five years with three deployments. Read More »

PSG Owner Offers Cavani €1M To Let Neymar Take Penalties


Cavani subsequently missed the spot-kick and later left the stadium without speaking while there was also a "bonding" dinner later in the week organised by new signing Dani Alves. "He is an exceptional player but when you see our team, you can't say that we don't win because Neymar is not here. I didn't speak only to Cavani and Neymar but the whole squad about the penalty issue". Read More »

Trump takes on patriotism and popular American pastimes


North Korea's foreign minister advised "The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country" and said Trump's tweet gave Pyongyang "every right " to shoot down USA bombers even when they're flying outside North Korea's border. Read More »

Mesut Ozil to run down Arsenal contract ahead of Manchester United move


Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has set his sights on a move to title rivals Manchester United . The German worldwide is keen on joining the Red Devils according to the report. If so, Mourinho will have struck a coup by signing Ozil on a free transfer, who can transform Manchester United manifold even with playmaking geniuses of the likes of Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the disposal of the Portuguese manager. Read More »

Sanders Points Out Hypocrisy In National Anthem Protests


Sanders also pushed back against a reporter who drew a comparison with Trump's August comment that there were " very fine people " among the white supremacists who violently protested the removal of Confederate statues in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More »

Ian Wright sends blunt message to Chelsea fans about Diego Costa


Antonio Conte has thanked Chelsea's "fantastic" fans for their role in the 4-0 Premier League win against Stoke City on Saturday. Everton were eager to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea before the striker agreed a move back to former club Atletico Madrid last week (21 September). Read More »

Chris Paul also calls Trump on his bullshit


The feud peaked on Sunday when many football players took a knee during the national anthem , including two Tampa Bay Buccaneers' wide receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. "So if we focus on that and also using our voice for good, it makes me proud to be a part of this organization". "He doesn't understand the power that he has being the leader of this attractive country", he told reporters. Read More »

Costa: I Love Chelsea, But Atletico Remains Home

That ensured he would not become cup-tied and therefore remains free to play in the competition for another team in the second part of the season. Costa said he still felt "special affection" for Chelsea , where he won two Premier League titles. Read More »

Atleti agrees deal to re-sign Diego Costa


Costa was deemed surplus to requirements over the summer by Conte after he sent his top scorer a text message telling him he would not be in his plans for this season. - Indeed, Mark Hughes has lost 16 times and conceded 47 goals as a Premier League manager in 25 meetings against the Blues - his worst record against any top-flight club. Read More »

Hardik Pandya and the art of game-changing knocks in Australia series


In the ongoing series against Australia, Pandya played contrasting innings in the first game and the third one to take India home. "I believe Ranji Trophy should be given as much importance, playing for states should be important". Joining the bandwagon, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones went a step further and asked if Pandya's bowling action can be compared to legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding. Read More »

Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers should have been on field during anthem


Villanueva, with his hand over his heart, could be seen outside the tunnel while the anthem played. Alejandro Villanueva just wanted to get a glimpse of the American flag, the symbol he wore on his military uniform during three tours in Afghanistan before beginning an unlikely journey from Army Ranger to the NFL. Read More »

No fines for teams that skipped national anthem


Villanueva said that he just wanted to watch the national anthem while his teammates stayed in the tunnel. Moving the protest off the field entirely was a way to keep solidarity without isolating an individual. I wish there was a different way to do this thing. "We thought we were all in attention with the same agreement, obviously". Teammates widely respect Villanueva for serving the country, and they made that clear Sunday. Read More »

Chelsea won't rush Hazard back, says Conte

Morata is now the joint-top scorer in the Premier League with six goals alongside Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero after his hat-trick at the Bet 365 Stadium. After a week that saw Diego Costa agree his long-awaited exit, Chelsea's attack has had a facelift, replacing the snarling, combative Costa for, as Conte put it, "a polite player... Read More »

Diego Costa delighted to finally seal Atletico Madrid return


Conte said: "I think now it's not important". The Blues stopper is preparing for a return to Atletico Madrid , the club where he spent three years successful year on loan, in the Champions League on Wednesday. "There's desire on my part to try to do the best I can, finish one project and then find the right one to continue". The world football governing body has blocked the Rojiblancos from bringing in new players throughout 2017 after upholding a ban put in place for breaching the ... Read More »

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid Initial Diego Costa Agreement


Costa has not returned to Chelsea since the end of last season, and has remained in Brazil after Antonio Conte told him his career at Stamford Bridge was over via text. Costa was granted an additional summer break, missing the pre-season tour to Asia, but then extended his exile as relations with Chelsea deteriorated further and lawyers became involved. Read More »

Meghan Linsey: Not Kneeling After National Anthem 'Wasn't an Option'


Pete Carroll has been studying Dick LeBeau since he went into coaching himself, and now the Seattle head coach finds himself facing off again against the defensive coordinator now with the Tennessee Titans . Whether that was much of a factor or not, the pass protection seemed to be improved as the only sack of Wilson came after a bad snap. That was the first touchdown scored by either team . Read More »

Marouane Fellaini to miss Champions League trip to Moscow


Bailly is set to continue his centre back partnership with Phil Jones, who also missed the Basel game through suspension. Juan Mata , however, doesn't see the match as an easy task. They won all their games in the two previous ties before the group stage, which they have started with an extraordinary victory in Lisbon. "The three points at Southampton keep us up at the top of the Premier League table and with a high level of confidence, but that's the past already". Read More »

Atletico have improved despite transfer ban, says Simeone


Atletico Madrid full-back Filipe Luis says that Diego Costa is coming back into a squad full of competition for places. Last season, he played as a number nine twice, but I ask specific work of my strikers. We wish him all the best for the future. Conte also provided an update on Eden Hazard and says the Belgian worldwide is now fully recovered from his foot injury and is able to start matches after coming through the Forest game unscathed in midweek. Read More »

ESPN pundit believes Chelsea hitman is better than his Manchester United counterpart


Clearly I would have preferred for him to continue as a teammate. 'You can't compare them, they are very different players. Costa, 28, has been frozen out by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte . Antonio Conte's side emphatically dispatched Qarabag 6-0 in the opening group stage game and now sit top of Group C. The Azerbaijani may be the whipping boys of the group, but Chelsea have also shown their class in the Premier League, picking up wins against the likes of Tottenham, Everton , ... Read More »

Guardiola Reveals Fernandinho in Line for New Deal

Guardiola has lauded De Bruyne as one of the biggest talents he has managed in his coaching career, with a pay hike of around £200,000 per week in the pipeline when the negotiations are put on a more concrete footing. De Bruyne still has four years remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, but he suggested a new deal is imminent as he targets a long-term stay. Read More »

Jerry Jones, Cowboys take a knee before National Anthem


The Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks made a decision to remain in their respective locker rooms during the anthem ceremony, while owners including Jacksonville's Shahid Khan, Detroit's Martha Ford and Washington's Dan Snyder stood arm-in-arm with their players. Read More »

Blues confirm Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid


The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spain global joined the Blues from Atletico in July 2014, scoring 59 goals in 120 appearances. Chelsea play at Atletico next Wednesday in Champions League Group C and all parties will be relieved the matter has been resolved. Read More »

JLo donates USD1M to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief


During the press conference , the " Shades of Blue " star admitted she still hasn't heard from her family and she is "concerned", for both her own loved ones and "everyone on the island". She said: "What's on my mind is what's going on in Puerto Rico". She says that she and others in the NY congressional delegation will be advocating for federal funding to swiftly fix and rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid, help small businesses recover and address other problems. Read More »