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Transfer window 'to shut before start of Premier League seasons'


Everton boss Ronald Koeman publicly advocated for moving the transfer deadline over the weekend and there is believed to be broad support for the idea, although Watford are one club known to oppose it. But I also understand that some things take a bit more time . There are few examples of smart buys in the final days and hours of a transfer window, and that would not change if the deadline was moved to early August, but clubs and managers would at least go into a new campaign knowing their ... Read More »

Newcastle poised to sign Kenedy on loan from Chelsea


The 21-year-old caused offence with his ill-advised posts on social media. The Championship winners have signed five players before the Premier League season starts, but Benitez said more needed to be done for them to compete in the top flight. Read More »

Antonio Conte hopes new signings will spare Chelsea the 'curse of champions'


He is one of the best managers in the world, Arsenal are one of the best teams. "He had a lot of time to build his team, his squad". Chelsea will be looking to repeat their feat from 2006 when they defended the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho's stewardship, but Conte expects the challenge to be even tougher than last season, when his first year in England proved hugely successful. Read More »

Ex-Oregon State QB Matt Moore takes command of Miami Dolphins offense


While the Dolphins have Matt Moore as a backup, and he performed capably when Tannehill went down a year ago, two other big names have been floated for spots with Miami: Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler . He seems to be in good spirits. I am not trying to say Moore is a guy who can lead the Dolphins to 10 wins and the playoffs. When Gase left to take the Miami job, Cutler endured an injury-riddled season and was released in March after eight seasons with the Bears. Read More »

Manchester City Crush Tottenham 3-0 In Pre-Season Game


The Spaniard watched his side coast to a 3-0 victory in the International Champions Cup in Nashville on their tour of the United States of America and was understandably buoyed by the result . "But I saw him in these three games and his spirit in the training sessions". We don't think "it's pre-season, we don't care" - we do care. "No-one wants to lose but we don't have to look to the result , we have to get better and work hard". Read More »

Philander out of hospital, available to bat in third test


In his absence the Proteas eventually bowled the hosts out for 353 on day two, Ben Stokes proving a thorn in their side with a crucial 112. The left-hander saw an edge off Philander fly past Dean Elgar at third slip when he had six to his name and was later adjudged lbw to Kagiso Rabada for 33, only for the decision to be overturned on review due to the ball pitching outside leg stump. Read More »

Peaty storms to gold as Ledecky suffers surprise loss


He recorded a finish of 25.99 seconds to retain his 50m breaststroke world title. The 22-year-old clocked 26.10 seconds, lowering his own mark of 26.42 set at the world champs in Kazan two years ago. "I knew where I had to be, the only thing I wanted to do this morning was get a (good) lane for tonight". " I just dived in, I felt good and I wasn't that far behind after the start which is a bonus for me". Read More »

Chargers' trade for Cardale Jones means no RG3


The Los Angeles Chargers acquired second-year quarterback Cardale Jones on Wednesday in a trade with the Buffalo Bills that sends a conditional draft pick to Buffalo. The trade likely signals the end of the Chargers' interest in Robert Griffin III. "He's going to have the opportunity to come on the field and compete". Read More »

'Kashmir is India and India is Kashmir', says Rahul Gandhi


You have an atom bomb and they too have atom bomb. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh also criticised former CM Farooq Abdullah for seeking a third- party intervention and called it a two-faced approach. "If you and I have some tensions and we are unable to sort out the differences, then we use friends to sort out the problem", he said. "No results have come yet..." In the latest "Country Report on Terrorism 2016", released on Wednesday, the USA used "Azad Jammu and ... Read More »

Sevilla sign Nolito from Manchester City on three-year contract


The fee is reported to be £7.9m. The expected sale of Nolito is a substantial financial loss for City, who signed him from Celta Vigo last summer for £13.8m. Nolito has 16 caps for Spain and has bagged 6 goals. The report claims that they will also try to sign former Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic and Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma this summer. Read More »

Pelicans, Rajon Rondo Agree To Contract

The Pelicans already brought back point guard Jrue Holiday this summer, but he could move to shooting guard if Rondo is added. One of the best point guards still available is Rajon Rondo , but that might not be for much longer. However, a thumb injury kept him sidelined for the remainder of the campaign following Chicago's 2-0 series lead in the opening round of the postseason, in which the Bulls lost four straight to the Celtics. Read More »

Tour de France 2017: Froome cracks as Bardet wins stage 12


Three-time Tour victor Froome faded badly on the brutal final climb of the 214.5 kilometre stage from Pau while Aru finished third to take the final bonus seconds on offer. Nairo Quintana had already been dropped as the Colombian struggled to recover from the Giro d'Italia. Riders face three category-one climbs on the 63-mile day, with a 16-mile descent to the finish on Bastille Day, when French riders are always motivated to go for stage wins. Read More »

UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker: Ending the Streak

For this title shot, Shevchenko began her training in Thailand before moving to Houston and on to Denver, where she worked with strawweight title contender Rose Namajunas. The striking defense for Tate and Rousey could only be described as poor. It was billed and received as one of the biggest fights of the year, surpassing the elusive million-pay-per-view buys mark to cap what was one of the most successful years in company history. Read More »

Johanna Konta survives 'epic' Vekic clash to keep Wimbledon hopes alive


I wasn't really sure. She added: "The last few years I was struggling a little bit, not to find my game but to accept not everything was going to come as easily as when I was younger". "I'm still enjoying it, though". She said: "I absolutely love playing in front of Brit crowds". I felt going into the match. She reached the final at a grass-court warm-up tournament in Birmingham last month but lost to Vekic. Read More »

Russell Westbrook is the 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player


As the most deserving nominee, Gordon was the one to take home the award for the NBA's best sixth man. Westbrook and Durant helped the Thunder reach the 2012 NBA Finals, where they lost to the LeBron James-led Miami Heat, and the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the Warriors. Read More »

Pacers' price for George too high for Celtics


Boston has maneuvering to do with its roster, including the shedding of salaries to create space to position itself for this scenario. While George has said he would like to play for the Los Angeles Lakers , other clubs are hoping he might join them first, including, according to several United States media reports , the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Heat to Meet With Gordon Hayward

Hayward's free-agent schedule includes a Saturday meeting with the Heat , according to Tony Jones from The Salt Lake Tribune . League sources say Hayward wants to take his meetings, and make a decision in short order . Also, the Celtics are reportedly angling for a situation wherein they can land both Hayward and Paul George (via trade) to potentially dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers as the best team in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal takes a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal captain Ronaldo has, unsurprisingly, been his country's inspiration in the tournament in Russian Federation so far, scoring twice and grabbing one assist in their three group games . Arturo Vidal is not a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo . Vidal however, has allayed any fears ahead of the vital tie, asserting that the four-time Ballon d'or victor will not be able to carry Portugal to the final. Read More »

How to watch Halle Open Final online

But, instead of serving out the set, the top seed was broken again and Khachanov even held two set points at 6-5 before the world No. 5 recovered and forced a tie-break. "I thought it was extremely close, especially that second set". Zverev reached the final past year but lost to Mayer . I think I did it very well . Read More »

Captain (R) Safdar arrives at FJA to record his statement before JIT


He said, "I don't care for my wellbeing or my family's as I have presented myself and my family for accountability". Captain Safdar arrived at the Federal Judicial Academy where he was greeted by Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Anjum Iqbal and a large number of party activists who chanted slogans in favour of Nawaz Sharif. Read More »

George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018


The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in Paul George trade discussions as Thursday's NBA Draft draws near, according to league sources . He averaged 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the just completed season. It's quite a test for Kevin Pritchard , who took over as the chief decision-maker in the Pacers front office after Larry Bird abruptly stepped down after the season concluded. Read More »

Comeback win sees Murray to fourth successive Roland Garros semi-final


Nishikori settled again in the third set to force a tie-break, but the Japanese eighth seed imploded when it mattered - losing all seven points with a flurry of unforced errors. "It was ideal today, I'm very satisfied", said Wawrinka who will be playing in his third successive Roland Garros semi-final. "Personally I think it was put down to the conditions. Read More »

Former Barca Star: Real Madrid Target Is Not Worth £120m

It is a career trajectory Trezeguet believes Mbappe should consider, particularly in light of the struggles another former Monaco striker - Anthony Martial - has endured since his £36m move to Manchester United . They were shocked last week when Ronaldo informed them that he will be leaving this summer following the tax evasion allegations brought up against him by prosecutors in Spain. Read More »

Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg


The Gers go in at the first stage having finished third in the Scottish Premiership last season and they will face the Luxembourgers over two legs, although the location of the away fixture has not yet been confirmed. League of Ireland side Derry City will face FC Midtjylland (Denmark ), who beat Manchester United past year, while Shamrock Rovers take on Stjarnan (Iceland) and Cork City come up against Levadia Tallinn (Estonia). Read More »

Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

He's not leading, but he's lurking, and that might be the ideal position from which to make his move. He just didn't know how much history. The fairways are too wide, the greens too receptive, the scoring too low. They're not alone either as the leaderboard is crowded. Joining Thomas in joint second place is countryman Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood (both 68). Read More »

Leishman in touch in US Open second round

Fowler had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and U.S. Open newcomer Xander Schauffele . Leishman is now sharing 13th place, three shots off the pace. "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up flawless for us", Johnson said. While Casey was relieved after his gutsy fightback, two of the world's top three players - McIlroy and Day - were left contemplating a missed cut. Read More »