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Author: 0 Ancelotti: Return of English giants makes UCL tougher

For 20 sides, including Premier League Liverpool , there remains just one two-legged play-off tie between them and riches of the group stage, not to mention the prestige of being regarded as one of Europe's elite clubs. The first leg ties are scheduled to take place on either August 15 or 16th, with the returning leg to be played a week later on August 22 or 23rd. "If you want to win obviously you want to have smaller opponent, but we played Bayern yesterday [and won 3-0] and we can play ...

Sport Bad news for Jack Grealish & Aston Villa
Author: 0 Bad news for Jack Grealish & Aston Villa

For Terry , only one outcome will be acceptable. "As I have said many times we are on the cusp of Financial Fair Play and we still need to get more out really", he told Sky Sports . Having won 15 major honours at Stamford Bridge, including five Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League, Terry ended a 22-year association with the Blues when he dropped down a level to pen a one-year contract with Steve Bruce's Villa.

Sport Maria Sharapova pulls out of Stanford with arm injury
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova pulls out of Stanford with arm injury

However, Sharapova was forced to pull out of the event in Stanford, where she was due to meet Lesia Tsurenko in round two, due to pain in her left forearm. That is because her ranking was not high enough at the entry cut-off point. "We wish her a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on the court soon".

Sport Real Madrid beats MLS All Stars on penalties after 1-1 draw
Author: 0 Real Madrid beats MLS All Stars on penalties after 1-1 draw

Real Madrid ended a frustrating pre-season tour of the USA on a winning note as the Champions League winners beat a Major League Soccer All-Stars side 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Chicago on Wednesday. Real Madrid is coming off a loss to Barcelona in an International Cup friendly in Miami last Saturday. Without Cristiano Ronaldo , who did not make the tour, only four other players who started in the team's Champions League final win - defender Sergio Ramos , midfielders Toni ...

Sport La Liga Will Not Accept PSG's Bid For Neymar
Author: 0 La Liga Will Not Accept PSG's Bid For Neymar

Neymar Senior, the player's father and agent, is expected to make the equivalent of £23m commission as part of a renewal premium for the contract Neymar signed with Barcelona past year. PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has used his Twitter account to deny that he told ParisFans.fr on Tuesday that Neymar was expected in Paris for a medical.

Sport Adidas, MLS Extend US Apparel Deal Amid Red-Hot Soccer Growth
Author: 0 Adidas, MLS Extend US Apparel Deal Amid Red-Hot Soccer Growth

Miami-Dade County commissioners granted permission to ex-LA Galaxy captain Beckham and his ownership group - Miami Beckham United - to secure three acres of county-owned land for a new 25,000-seat soccer stadium in June. There had been some rumblings that some MLS owners were chafing against Beckham's discounted expansion fee of $25m, one that was written into his contract when he joined the league as a player back in 2007.

Sport Will Fuller out with broken collarbone
Author: 0 Will Fuller out with broken collarbone

Braxton Miller will attempt to take up the slack in Fuller's absence. "I'm just trying to do whatever I can do help our team win". Fuller, in his second season, caught 47 passes for 635 yards and 2 touchdowns in his rookie year. "He's a really good route runner; comes to work every day". Jaelen Strong and No. 2 tight end Ryan Griffin are the other leading candidates to absorb some of the snaps that would have gone to Fuller, whose career has trended strongly in the wrong direction since ...

Sport PSG set to move on £500m deal for Barcelona's Neymar
Author: 0 PSG set to move on £500m deal for Barcelona's Neymar

The Sunday Times understands that Neymar Santos Sr has asked PSG to delay formal negotiations on the transfer from Barcelona until after July 31. PSG are reportedly ready to trigger his €222 million release clause , but he remains on Barca's books for now and the La Liga title hopefuls are reluctant to part with his services.

Sport Dhanush and Kajol's VIP 2 to now release on August 11
Author: 0 Dhanush and Kajol's VIP 2 to now release on August 11

The film marks the return of Kajol to Kollywood almost after two decades. The movie has been directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth while the story and screenplay are written by the leading actor Dhanush only. Amala Paul plays Dhanush's wife while Samuthirakani plays Dhanush's dad. Although Dhanush shared the release date of the film's Tamil version on Twitter, he didn't confirm whether the dubbed Telugu and Hindi versions will also release on August 11.

Sport Australian cricket pay war finally over
Author: 0 Australian cricket pay war finally over

A pay deal has been reached between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), the ABC understands, as the parties call a press conference for later this afternoon. However, the players' association and the cricketers pointed out that mediation and not arbitration was the way forward. A limited-overs series in India was scheduled after that, and before the Ashes series starts in Brisbane in November.

Sport Barcelona offer Liverpool one of three players for Coutinho
Author: 0 Barcelona offer Liverpool one of three players for Coutinho

The Reds have seen their wait for top-flight glory stretched to 27 years, with the club's last crown secured back in 1990. Speaking after his side's friendly win over Bayern Munich , the German said: 'I can understand that Coutinho is so highly rated, but they ( Barcelona ) can save their energy.

Sport The latest on Alexis Sanchez as he returns to Arsenal
Author: 0 The latest on Alexis Sanchez as he returns to Arsenal

Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is hoping that Arsenal will be without Alexis Sanchez when Chelsea face their North London rivals in the Community Shield final on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail . Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have both entered the final year of their deals, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs could also leave Arsenal for free in 12 months' time .

Sport Lukaku will thrive at Manchester United, says Rafael
Author: 0 Lukaku will thrive at Manchester United, says Rafael

Mourinho feels that the Glazer family are trying to do business on the cheap, despite spending over £100million to land Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof this summer. I know that he wants the move very, very much", the Portuguese tactician said, according to the abovementioned English publication. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday - in the wake of Arsenal's 2-1 loss to Sevilla in which the France worldwide scored - that Lacazette would need time to adapt to life in the Prem.

Sport Ronaldo denies any wrongdoing on tax fraud case
Author: 0 Ronaldo denies any wrongdoing on tax fraud case

Still smarting from the accusations, which he denies, Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a photo of him posing in a sort of beam of light surrounding her sumptuous little person. "The structure was a common one in England and was verified by the English tax authority, which confirmed that it was legal and legitimate". According to press reports, Real's all-time top goalscorer threatened to leave Spain over the affair, giving supporters a fright.

Sport Yankees bats dry up in the rain vs. Tigers
Author: 0 Yankees bats dry up in the rain vs. Tigers

John Hicks had a three-run home run in the second inning for Detroit while Justin Upton added a solo home run, his 18 of the season, in the third. "I think he just found himself again", Girardi said. "He was kind of my flex reliever". Hicks had not played for the Tigers since June 27. Detroit general manager Al Avila says the main focus of the trades was to get the best talent available, and that while the team will continue to evaluate the new minor league players, Castellanos is the ...

Sport Chicago White Sox vs
Author: 0 Chicago White Sox vs

It was very hot at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday afternoon, but that was OK because Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ did a lot of fanning. But yeah, we could have won all three game this series. It was his third home run in seven games. Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 2: Lance Lynn checked Arizona on two runs over six innings in St. Louis' victory.

Author: 0 Manchester United complete signing of midfielder Matic

Nemanja Matic is Jose Mourinho's latest signing. Mourinho however has gained from it as he describes the midfielder as a player that 'represents everything we want in a footballer. Matic leapt at the chance to be reunited with Mourinho , whom he believes will continue to improve him. But he told MUTV he had no hesitation in signing again for Mourinho .

Sport Rory McIlroy: Split with caddy was to protect our friendship
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy: Split with caddy was to protect our friendship

He didn't want to lose his mate. Rory McIlroy has taken the decision to part company with long-term caddie JP Fitzgerald in an attempt to "preserve their personal relationship". Diamond, a businessman in Northern Ireland who grew up with McIlroy in Holywood, will caddie at Firestone Country Club this week. He figured the Bridgestone Invitational, a short field with no cut, would give him four rounds to get used to a different caddie.

Sport Robert Kubica impresses on F1 return with Renault
Author: 0 Robert Kubica impresses on F1 return with Renault

Rumours persist that the team might consider putting Kubica in the vehicle as early as the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of the month. "Raw, natural talent. "I have answered many questions to myself". However the new generation of cars are now 200mm wider, featuring much larger rear tyres, which Kubica says caught him out as he clipped the wall, causing a sign to fall down, narrowly missing the auto and a Renault mechanic.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger sends message to Arsenal fans about remaining transfers

Arsenal won the Emirates Cup despite suffering a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening. Arsène Wenger is keen to quell the hype surrounding his record signing Alexandre Lacazette , stating the striker still needs a few weeks to get used to life in England.

Sport Neymar Misses Barcelona Training Ahead Of Expected Record PSG Transfer
Author: 0 Neymar Misses Barcelona Training Ahead Of Expected Record PSG Transfer

Ribeiro, an agent who has worked within Neymar's entourage in the past, expects the deal to be finalised in the coming days. Fans, (reportedly) teammates and the press alike have all been driven to the end of their rope with Neymar's ambivalence, but it seems as if Neymar's tenure has come to an end.

Sport Former Florida DL Dominique Easley suffers 'serious' knee injury in training camp
Author: 0 Former Florida DL Dominique Easley suffers 'serious' knee injury in training camp

Easley has had particularly tough luck with injuries. The 25-year-old defender was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Florida. Having already suffered a pair of torn ACL injuries in college , Easley made it through 16 games (no starts) with the Rams in 2016, logging 3.5 sacks, 24 solo tackles and a pair of forced fumbles.

Author: 0 Chelsea boss Conte demands they take Community Shield seriously

Both teams are not new to each other as they have met on several occasions including the 2015 Community Shield final when the Gunners defeated the Blues 1-0. "We were absolutely magnificent, the players and the fans". "When we have to fight, we fight, when we have to play, we play, when we have to suffer, we suffer, and always together".

Sport Neymar yet to decide on Barcelona future says Gerard Pique
Author: 0 Neymar yet to decide on Barcelona future says Gerard Pique

The Brazil star informed the Barcelona board and his team-mates of his intention to leave and Messi, who lined up in the all-conquering "MSN" forward line alongside Neymar and Luis Suarez, paid tribute to his colleague in an Instagram post.

Sport Giants HC Ben McAdoo provides an update on WR Sterling Shepard's injury
Author: 0 Giants HC Ben McAdoo provides an update on WR Sterling Shepard's injury

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport later confirmed that medical staff was looking at Shepard's left ankle. That has torn ACL or ruptured Achilles tendon written all over it. Counting Shepard and the aforementioned Beckham Jr., Lewis and Marshall, the Giants now have 12 wide receivers on the roster. "It's a basketball-type injury".

Author: 0 Neymar: What would motivate Brazil forward to leave Barcelona?

Neymar , 25, has made 186 appearances and scored 105 goals since he arrived at the Catalan giants in 2013 for 86.2 million euros ($102 million). He was then given permission by Barca manager Ernesto Valverde not to train and to "sort out his future".

Sport Ravens: 'We Are Going Through A Process' Deciding On Kaepernick
Author: 0 Ravens: 'We Are Going Through A Process' Deciding On Kaepernick

Some feel he is being blackballed from the league after he refused to stand for the national anthem before games last season as a social protest. "The football field is our sanctuary", Lewis said. "I ain't got nothing against you". "The mistakes I've made, I've never repeated twice", said Lewis in the video, who, in all fairness, has only ever once pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in exchange for the dismissal of a murder charge.

Sport Phillies Will Cancel Pete Rose Wall of Fame Celebration
Author: 0 Phillies Will Cancel Pete Rose Wall of Fame Celebration

A woman saying Rose raped her when she was a teenager is a different situation than a third-hand allegation, and multiple Phillies writers said the team shouldn't honor Rose this weekend. He cannot hold a job in an organization or be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Either way, legal consequences for Rose seem unlikely given the amount of time that has passed since the alleged crime.

Sport For Amed Rosario, a Top Mets Prospect, the Future is Now
Author: 0 For Amed Rosario, a Top Mets Prospect, the Future is Now

The call-up of the Mets' No. 1-ranked prospect had been anticipated for weeks, but Rosario said he pushed all the hype surrounding his pending promotion from his mind. Collins said A.J. Ramos, acquired from Miami last Friday, would step into the closer role. He told her not to tell their parents. Mets: RHP Chris Flexen (0-1, 9.00 ERA) is set to make his second career start Wednesday night after going three innings and giving up four runs while taking the loss in his big league debut last ...

Sport Le Tissier hits out at 'unprofessional' Van Dijk
Author: 0 Le Tissier hits out at 'unprofessional' Van Dijk

The Holland worldwide is pushing to be allowed to leave Saints this month, with his preference being a move to Liverpool . And the Liverpool Echo says Van Dijk held crunch talks with Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino this week over his future.

Sport Lionel Messi Bids Farewell to Neymar With Touching Instagram Post
Author: 0 Lionel Messi Bids Farewell to Neymar With Touching Instagram Post

Brazilian superstar Neymar landed back in Barcelona last evening, avoiding making any comment on the ongoing speculation about a possible world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old has scored over 100 goals for the Catalan club and has won both the Champions League and La Liga twice. Yet, even before this drawn-out saga, Neymar also provided more than one headache for his club.

Sport Soccer star Neymar heading to PSG
Author: 0 Soccer star Neymar heading to PSG

Barcelona confirmed head coach Ernesto Valverde gave Neymar permission to miss training on Wednesday morning after the player announced his desire to leave the club. "It would not make sense to accept this payment". He also said the forward "was close to a move to Manchester United". "If it were just that". Despite wanting to see Neymar stay with Barca, Tebas said he is relieved that it is the Brazil global PSG want and not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sport Smith stands firm: No Bangladesh tour without new deals
Author: 0 Smith stands firm: No Bangladesh tour without new deals

He said the Australia A players had shown "some real courage and leadership" by foregoing an opportunity to push their future Test and ODI credentials in South Africa, and claimed it would be unfair on them if the Test players then opted to tour Bangladesh in the absence of an MOU.

Sport Floyd Mayweather Claims He'll Let Conor McGregor Use 8oz Gloves
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Claims He'll Let Conor McGregor Use 8oz Gloves

Those words will be tested like never before on Saturday 26 August, when McGregor , a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, faces boxing legend Mayweather in a traditional, professional boxing match . McGregor's power should be reduced with 10oz gloves on, but Mayweather has now insisted he is ready to make it an 8oz contest. The more cynical view-which I'm very much here for-is that McGregor has zero experience in a boxing sparring session, so he doesn't really know where to draw the ...

Sport Boston Red Sox: Carson Smith could be closing in on return
Author: 0 Boston Red Sox: Carson Smith could be closing in on return

Last season's Cy Young victor Rick Porcello looks like a little leaguer on the mound, David Price can't figure out how to succeed in Boston , and the offense has no pop. In remarkable scenes, the Red Sox fans gave Jackson a standing ovation - something rarely seen for a visiting player at Fenway Park. Todd Frazier followed with a two-run single, and Judge hit a solo shot in the fifth to snap a tie with Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton atop the leaderboard.

Sport Matic hopes to achieve Champions League dream with Man Utd
Author: 0 Matic hopes to achieve Champions League dream with Man Utd

According to Srinivas, "a number of states have shown keen interest in hosting Premier League matches". It's (Premier League clubs to India) very much on the cards. 13-time Premier League victor Ryan Giggs is optimistic that Tottenham Hotspur have most of the foundations in place to challenge for the title.

Sport Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics, says report
Author: 0 Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics, says report

Only a few months ago, Los Angeles leaders winced at the prospect of hosting the 2028 Games. So, to offset the cost, the IOC has pledged to give $1.8 billion to L.A.'s organizing committee for the 2028 Summer Games. The IOC, local sponsorships and ticket sales cover costs, while the city will receive federal support for security, Garcetti said. He tells reporters Monday gathered at a soccer stadium near Los Angeles that 2028 "was too good to pass up".

Sport Chelsea set to speed up Diego Costa exit
Author: 0 Chelsea set to speed up Diego Costa exit

However, they do not want Costa to arrive on loan or be waiting until he can make the move to Atletico Madrid. Diego Costa will reportedly miss Chelsea's training session today as he continues searching for a new club. We will talk about the boys who are here now. Costa is under contract with Chelsea until June 2019 and has made 120 appearances for the club, scoring 58 goals in all competitions.

Sport Michael Jordan Destroys LaVar Ball, Who Now Wants Pay-Per-View Game
Author: 0 Michael Jordan Destroys LaVar Ball, Who Now Wants Pay-Per-View Game

He averaged like 2.2 point per game. " I don't think he could beat me if I was one-legged ". Whether it be a media personality, his sons, referees or even National Basketball Association players - past or present - Ball has a way of getting himself known and becoming the topic of discussion.

Sport Carmelo Anthony Will Reportedly Only Approve Trade To Houston Rockets
Author: 0 Carmelo Anthony Will Reportedly Only Approve Trade To Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have few options to improve their team enough to compete with the Golden State Warriors, and without Carmelo Anthony , it might be virtually impossible for the Cavaliers to do so. "A stalemate has ensued as sources indicate Anthony only wishes to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets ", Berman wrote Monday. The writing may be on the wall for Carmelo Anthony's tenure with the New York Knicks .

Sport Danny Drinkwater to follow N'Golo Kanté to Chelsea?
Author: 0 Danny Drinkwater to follow N'Golo Kanté to Chelsea?

Matic has been an instrumental figure in Chelsea's fortunes and to replace a player like that might seem like a daunting task for Drinkwater. Chelsea will be competing in four competitions in the upcoming campaign following their return to the Champions League after a one-season hiatus and Conte is keen to have quality alternates in all positions and hence he is looking to bring in a replacement for Matic.

Sport Usain Bolt warns athletics needs to kick out drugs cheats... or die
Author: 0 Usain Bolt warns athletics needs to kick out drugs cheats... or die

After a promising junior career, Bolt burst onto the senior scene in 2007 under the guidance of coach Glen Mills and broke the 100m world record in the following year. However, his unprecedented "triple triple" of nine gold medals was downgraded to eight after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter, part of the quartet who won the 4x100m in Beijing, tested positive for a banned substance.

Sport Discovery Communications President thrilled as Paris brings 2024 Olympics to Europe
Author: 0 Discovery Communications President thrilled as Paris brings 2024 Olympics to Europe

In a statement , the Paris bid committee welcomed the announcement in Los Angeles but stopped short of confirming the obvious, that Paris is in line for the 2024 Games. Garcetti said that if all goes according to plan, LA is confident it will receive 100 percent support by International Olympic Committee members in Lima for a bid that relies largely on existing infrastructure and features iconic venues such as the Memorial Coliseum - slated once again to host athletics.

Author: 0 Liverpool forward Sturridge remains optimistic despite injury

Manager Jurgen Klopp has continued to hold firm, saying Liverpool are "not a selling club", however similar sentiments were shared before losing the likes of Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling. Daniel Sturridge added Liverpool's third late on but was then withdrawn nearly immediately after the goal with an apparent injury. "I don't have a problem with that".

Sport Go, Neymar Go! - Ramos
Author: 0 Go, Neymar Go! - Ramos

Shortly after the knock to Neymar, Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona , evading Luka Modric with a deft touch and then seeing his shot take a fortuitous deflection off Raphael Varane. Valverde was also pressed once again on the future of Neymar. "The belief we have is to win all titles". "I try to talk about what is happening right now", he said in quotes carried by Marca .

Sport Official plans have been revealed for the new Guinness PRO14
Author: 0 Official plans have been revealed for the new Guinness PRO14

One of the major issues was surrounding season ticket holders who up to now would have known how many home matches they would be attending per season. The Cheetahs and Southern Kings join the PRO14 having been dropped by Super Rugby following its decision to slash its competition from 18 clubs to 15.

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