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Alvaro Morata warns Chelsea's Premier League rivals he will only get better

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That was, in no small part, thanks to the brilliance of summer signing Alvaro Morata . Chelsea head of communications Steve Atkins added: "We spoke to Alvaro after the game and he was also grateful for the change". For his second, Morata exploited an error by Glen Johnson near the halfway line to outpace his pursuers and dink the ball clinically over Butland from a tight angle on 77 minutes before completing his hat-trick five minutes later on the stretch after good work from Cesar ... Read More »

Antonio Conte speaks out about Alvaro Morata after Chelsea batter Stoke

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Chelsea scored from their only two shots in the first half, Morata putting them in front after just 82 seconds before fellow Spain global Pedro netted his second goal in his last three games. The goals they conceded saw Stoke repeatedly being made to pay for slack play. The Potters owe much of that success to several new signings. Antonio Conte says regular games for Zouma is key. Read More »

Everton set to bid for Cavani after losing out on Diego Costa

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The 30-year-old has notched nine goals in nine games for PSG this season despite talk of a rift with Neymar . The match starts at 19:45 on 27 September 2017. "I know our team, they are highly motivated and concentrated for games like this", said the former West Germany striker. One club will finish top of the group, the other will come in second. Read More »

Conte reacts to Chelsea win at Stoke and Morata display

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Morata has made a strong start to his first season with Chelsea and the former Real Madrid star was too hot for Stoke to handle at the bet365 Stadium. "We must pay great attention tomorrow. A good test and challenge for us". As you know, Hazard is very important for us. He's got damage to his hamstring and we're hoping it won't stop him playing, but clearly at the moment he's a big risk. Read More »

Form Morata ready for Atletico

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Batshuayi's Wednesday haul was the first hat-trick for the Blues in a League Cup tie since Frank Lampard hit three of Chelsea's goals in a 4-3 victory over Leicester in October 2007. "This game is very hard - I remember last season". I am working with my players and am happy to work them them. "We must pay great attention tomorrow". Read More »

Comparisons to Ronaldo and Messi providing inspiration for Harry Kane

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When asked if he is chasing the records of Messi and Ronaldo, the 24-year-old Kane said , "With social media these days, it's hard to stay away from it". I want to score goals and maintain my form. Ronaldo, meanwhile, returned to goalscoring ways as he hit a double in Real Madrid's 3-1 win away to Borussia Dortmund . Read More »

Diego Costa Transfer Terms To Join Atletico Madrid Agreed

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Asked if he had a message for the Chelsea fans, he said: "They know that I care a lot about them". Alvaro Morata continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick as the Premier League champions sealed an impressive 4-0 victory away to Stoke City. Read More »

Morata: I can still improve

In the week that Chelsea finally agreed a deal to allow Costa to return to Atletico Madrid , Morata showed the champions can move on with minimum fuss. Cesc Fabregas believes the Diego Costa situation at Chelsea was wrong and is disappointed to see him return to Atletico Madrid . It's pretty clear that if the Premier League was won with trick shots, Chelsea would be more than just in the running. Read More »

Jerry Jones kneels with Cowboys in pre-anthem statement

The protests started more than a year ago when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem as a protest over police treatment of minorities. "I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have", Jones said in 2016. Read More »

Morata scores hat-trick as Chelsea defeat Stoke

He left the reigning Champions League winners in the hope of being a main striker at a club having played second fiddle to Karim Benzema last season. "We are trying to work very hard with him, to adapt himself in our style of football, our idea". Read More »

Trump says NASCAR fans"won't put up" with disrespecting the flag

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The NASCAR Series flag flies alongside the old Confederate battle flag during the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Primestar 500 race on March 9, 1997, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. The Associated Press kept a sort of live blog of how athletes in all major sporting events protested - or didn't protest - the National Anthem on Sunday. Read More »

(LYV) Holdings Reduced by Nordea Investment Management AB

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc is a live entertainment company. (NYSE: LYV ) has risen 52.18% since September 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.48% the S&P500. 4,800 were reported by Overbrook. DUNKERLEY MARK B had sold 19,000 shares worth $1.08 million. Tpg Gru Holding (Sbs) Advsrs holds 0.05% or 95,907 shares. Read More »

Mark Cuban says he'd let Mavericks players publicly talk about U.S. issues

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This story was brought to our attention mainly because of Barea's absence on day 1 of Mavs training camp, but Coach Rick Carlisle and Mark Cuban were both very supportive of his efforts to help out in Hurricane relief. Barea and his wife, Viviana Ortiz, have also started a YouCaring fund , which had raised over $100,000 as of Tuesday afternoon, with a goal of $150,000. Read More »

Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy to have knee injury assessed in Barcelona

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City captain Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne have all been examined by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Cugat since Guardiola took charge at City past year. "He is a unique player", the Spaniard said. "The way Shakhtar play, they demand a lot of us, but our high pressing was brilliant", he added. As long as Guardiola stuck with a back three and deployed a defensive midfielder to sit in front of them and protect them, Sane's defensive deficiencies shouldn't pose too ... Read More »

Alvaro Morata Shining As Chelsea's Leading Man After Juventus, Real Madrid Frustration

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The Spaniard scored his first hat-trick in a Chelsea shirt to take his Premier League tally up to six goals. On Saturday Conte's words were more prosaic but equally heartfelt. Conte insists he has no hard feelings towards Costa, despite a breakdown in their relationship in the latter part of last season, which culminated in the striker accusing the club of treating him "like a criminal". Read More »

Carson Wentz says he'd give game check to Jake Elliott

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Jake Elliott kicked two field goals in the final 51 seconds of the game, including the 61-yard game-winner as time expired. Let's just say Wentz was a little poorer when the clock hit zero. "I'll give him my game check if he makes this". Sunday's game also marked Elliott's first home game as a pro, and it was pretty certain that the former All-American's parents were going to be in attendance. Read More »

Morata, Morata, Morata As Chelsea Roll Stoke

Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners on Saturday afternoon and Conte thinks that Spain global has found the transition to England easy since his £58 million move from Real Madrid in the summer. "Morata played a good game". "But every player performed in a fantastic way and I want to thank everyone who played last season for Chelsea ". "Hazard is very important for us, so we have to make sure he is ready to play a full game". Read More »

Alvaro Morata on Chelsea's 'message' to the Premier League following Stoke victory

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Atletico knows that this will be their biggest test and if they are to win the group, they will need to get three points against Chelsea at home. I think he has all the possibilities to do this. Conte also indicated his intention to unleash Eden Hazard at Atletico's new Wanda Metropolitano stadium after cautiously reintegrating he 26-year-old into first-team action following ankle surgery. Read More »

Warriors interested but Dwyane Wade to sign with Cavaliers

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Wade hasn't ruled out the idea of a future return to Miami, but his desire to join a contender overtook the sentiment of a Heat reunion, league sources said. Wade , a three-time National Basketball Association champion, averaged 18 points for the Bulls last season. But he did average 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game, on 43.4 percent shooting, over 60 games for the Bulls last season. Read More »

AT&T's DirecTV Is Giving Refunds on NFL Packages Due to Protests

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Once the season starts, fans usually are stuck with their subscription, but AT&T, which owns DirecTV, made a decision to change the policy due to the sensitivity of topic. The stance, which Trump continued to assert throughout the weekend, had an opposite effect. Any cancellations risk further damage to the NFL as the league experiences comparatively low television ratings this season. Read More »

Trump's Focus On NFL Is Pointless Distraction From The MAGA Agenda

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Asking for these players to be fired or suspended for protesting only further propagates their message, and strengthens the resolve of the players. As expected, the White House press secretary Monday afternoon was met with many questions about the president's multiple attacks on National Football League players "taking a knee" to protest police killings of people of color, racial injustice and oppression, and racism. Read More »

Researchers hoping to diagnose CTE in living patients

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When compared to the brains without CTE , researchers found those brains with CTE had significantly higher amounts of CCL11, even when compared to those brains with Alzheimer's, another degenerative brain disease. "By making it possible to distinguish between normal individuals and individuals with Alzheimer's disease, CTE therapies can become more targeted and hopefully more effective". Read More »

Steelers don't take Trump's bait, exercise right to not participate in anthem

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The Steelers held a players-only meeting Saturday night to discuss their options in the wake of Trump's suggestion that NFL owners fire players who kneel for the national anthem. "He said that the captains would be out there right behind me, and this plan morphed to accommodate this sort of tough, moral dilemma that I had in my hands", Villanueva said. Read More »

Atletico Madrid determined to live in present with success, signings

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The Belgian, who is arguably Chelsea's most important player, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past. "He's very strong and he showed he's a really good, complete player". "During the game there's a lot of contact, you must be prepared for this type of contact". Intrigue will surround Eden Hazard's involvement in these crunch clashes. Read More »

Benjamin Mendy will see knee specialist in Barcelona, could miss "several months"

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Pep Guardiola had said Mendy faced a late fitness test before Tuesday's game, as City go in search of their seventh consecutive win in all competitions, but missed training on Monday. This has not been officially confirmed by City but over the past year the club have sent a number of players to be treated by Dr Cugat, including Gabriel Jesus, Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne. Read More »

Man Utd target Mesut Ozil wanted by Fenerbahce

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The German global is keen on joining the Red Devils according to the report. Ozil has refused to pen a new contract with the gunners, with his current deal running out at the end of the current season. Dani Ceballos scored twice on his first start for Real Madrid as his side won 2-1away to Alaves, who have now lost their opening six games of the campaign. Read More »

Christian Eriksen adds to lengthy Tottenham injury list ahead of Apoel trip

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Spurs got off to a brilliant start in the UCL when they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Wembley. "I am in love, like the fans are in love, like his teammates are in love", said Pochettino. Against a two-man pivot of Vinicius and Morais, Winks may find it hard, but Spurs will need Winks to stamp his authority on the middle of the pitch if they want to win easily. Read More »

Chelsea Accepts £57million Offer For Diego Costa From Atletico Madrid

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Despite relations between Chelsea and Costa souring after the striker wnt on strike in Brazil, Courtois was always a fan of the frontman: "I have been with the guy for six years and he is a very good friend of mine". "I know what I can give the team and if I can play or not so I made a decision to stay and fight". "We want to fight in every competition we are playing". Read More »

Giants co-owner 'very unhappy' with Beckham's TD celebration

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The wide receiver has since said on Twitter that his celebration was in response to Donald Trump's controversial comments that players should be fired for not standing when the national anthem is played. The Giants (0-3) are looking to get back on track on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mara expressed confidence throughout this offseason that Beckham would overcome the negativity surrounding his maturity and issues stemming from his emotions while continuing to perform at a ... Read More »

WWE No Mercy results, recap, grades: Title change and head-scratching finishes

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After all of the events that unfolded on MizTV, we have the Intercontinental Champion taking on the Big Dog. We saw him bleeding and he was attended to about three times after first tagging out but after that he was back to the match. I enjoy being the bad guy. It was amusing he went and sat back against that ring post when Roman left. The biggest surprise (certainly not how it happened) of the night was Enzo Amore (dressed in a black-and-white-striped Beetlejuice suit) distracting the ... Read More »

LeBron James Comes Across More 'Presidential' Than Trump — ESPN's Kellerman

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It all began with the President himself when he launched campaign against football players who took a knee during the U.S. national anthem on Monday in a protest. "I'm back in a winning environment", said Rose, who spent last season in NY. "I'd sign him today". Shortly after, James said he hasn't had any communication with Irving since the former Cavs guard was traded away. Read More »

Is Stock's Performance Impressive? NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

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Now, the FactSet Research estimate calls for Q1 2017 earnings of US$0.48. Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock . They now have a $51.00 price objective on the footwear maker's stock . Traders bought 14,842 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 132% compared to the average daily volume of 6,391 put options. Read More »