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Trump on Twitter Rebukes NFL Players Who Kneeled for National Anthem


Sunday's protests throughout the NFL brought mixed opinions by people all over the country and locally, it all centers around the American flag and our national anthem. Especially for black athletes at the front lines of this protest, it was a particularly painful irony that Trump would excoriate them for doing so, and yet defend those flying the flag of the Confederate rebellion as in keeping with American heritage. Read More »

EPL: Alexis Sanchez must earn his place at Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger

However, Arsenal did not have it all their own way, with Tony Pulis' Baggies creating a number of clear-cut opportunities during the opening 45 minutes. I don't have to talk about it and I don't want to talk about it. However, the Wales worldwide did make one superb stop to deny Leroy Sane. "If you get the goal, you're 1-0 up and it changes the game". Read More »

Fenerbahce eye move for Arsenal star Ozil

However, Turkish side Fenerbahce , who were chasing the wizard last in July are are also back in the running following an announcement by Ali Koc that he will run for club presidency. Ozil is a Germany worldwide but is of Turkish descent and was loosely linked with a move to United over the summer, but nothing materialised. 'Real Madrid isn't too big a move for you. Read More »

Manchester City 'worry Benjamin Mendy injury could be worse than first feared'


The former Monaco left-back has enjoyed a fine start to life in the Premier League with City, although he hobbled out of their 5-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday with a knee injury. Man City stopper Benjamin Mendy has today revealed his opinion that he has the potential to become the best left-back in the world. "Why not?" he asked. Read More »

Everton launched £66m bid for Diego Costa in summer


I'm looking forward to giving my best as always, and hopefully things go well. "At that time the players were not available to make this team stronger". Chelsea's record signing Morata joined from Real in the close season and has made a flying start to life at Stamford Bridge. Of course, many initially doubted whether Morata was good enough to lead the line for Antonio Conte's side. Read More »

Conte insists injured star 'must' face Atletico Madrid


A Chelsea statement on Thursday said that they had agreed terms with the La Liga side for the transfer of Costa, with Spanish newspaper El Mundo saying the fee would be 55 million euros ($65.9 million). Despite Costa's Chelsea career ending in acrimony, Conte insisted he would shake hands with the striker in future. His club let him go and now I wish him all the best in Atletico Madrid . Read More »

Dani Ceballos brace leads Real Madrid to unconvincing win at Alaves


They reached such a high level against Barcelona , and set such a standard, that the dropped points in subsequent league games then stunned them a bit. They have also failed to score a goal this term, making the visit of Zidane's all-conquering side that much more daunting. Ultimately, like always, he'll make the difference. Read More »

Man Utd launch investigation after fans chant 'offensive' Lukaku song


Jose Mourinho had described Manchester United's impressive start to the season as "nothing" other than "just a start", but admitted that the ruthlessness marks a change from last season. "I am not crying over Pogba's adsence, he will be welcome once he is back, meantime, I trust his teammates and whoever will replace him". And Southampton , to be fair, I have played them a lot in my second spell in England; I played them and they had Mauricio [Pochettino], then Koeman and then Puel and ... Read More »

Five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend


Antonio Conte's men are aiming to return to winning ways in the Premier League after they were held to a battling goalless draw by Arsenal in their most recent outing last Sunday. Leroy Sane was the difference as Premier League leaders Manchester City claimed a comprehensive 5-0 win over bottom club Crystal Palace to extend their unbeaten start. Read More »

Xabi Alonso announces that he's going into management


The former Real Madrid , Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder has had a splendid playing career. The Spaniard remains a popular figure at former club Liverpool , who he helped to success in the Champions League in 2005, also clocking up 210 appearances in all competitions for the Reds. Read More »

Injured Pogba may undergo surgery over hamstring


Jose Mourinho admitted that he was unsure of a timeline for Pogba's return, claiming he was unsure whether he'd be out for "12 weeks or 12 days". Following the 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday, the United manager said he does not know whether the France global will be out for "12 weeks or 12 days". Read More »

Everton hero Martyn unimpressed by attitude of Man Utd striker Lukaku


The club posted on social media ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup match against Burton that "action will be taken against any offensive behaviour", reminding supporters of the club's commitment to inclusivity. David De Gea denied Redmond at his near post as the home side continued brightly, with Shane Long seeing penalty claims against Phil Jones rejected. Read More »

Atletico Madrid new stadium: Check out the Wanda Metropolitano, Chelsea's next destination


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is relishing the prospect of facing Atlético Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, having taken no part in the prestigious competition last season, the Italian told the Chelsea website . The former Barcelona and Arsenal player ultimately forced his way back into regular first-team selection, helping Chelsea to win the Premier League. Read More »

Chelsea announce deal to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid


Costa is expected in Madrid in the coming days to complete his move, but he will be unable to feature for the club until January. The Brazilian-born Spanish worldwide did not return to west London this summer after being told via text message that Antonio Conte no longer had the 28-year-old forward in his plans. Read More »

NFL Responds To Trump As President Renews Debate Over National Anthem


The complaint alleges that Trump violated a federal law that prohibits government officials-including the president-from influencing a private entity's employment decisions "solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation". On Sunday, he quit his job of almost 30 years after several Buffalo players knelt during the national anthem prior to the game against the Broncos at New Era Field. Read More »

Fellaini ruled out of United clash in Moscow


Klopp's team return to Champions League action on Tuesday night as they face Russian champions Spartak Moscow in Group E. "I am really impressed that we are at a Champions League press conference talking about things like this". "In the right moments we need to do the right things". Spartak also drew, 1-1, with Maribor. Although Chelsea failed to beat the reds last season, the Moscow coach insists that after a chat about family and their clubs he still "learned something about ... Read More »

James says he would love to have Wade join him on Cavaliers


James said he did not regret the tweet and said referring to someone as a bum was not what he would define as name-calling. "At some point, when he was ready to take over the keys, I was ready to give them to him". That makes zero sense. In fact, because of Trump's criticisms of protesting athletes, the Cavaliers star won't even use the president's name. "So while I have this platform, I will continue to inspire the state of OH ..." There were huge moves across the National Basketball ... Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger believes Champions League is getting boring


We have turned things around since however, with three wins and a respectable draw away at champions Chelsea, and Hector Bellerin claims the club are now positive moving forwards. "Overall it's true that with Gibbs (it hurt) more than Chamberlain because he had been educated at Arsenal from the age of 10". Arsenal face a quick reunion with Kieran Gibbs , the left-back they sold to West Brom for £7m on 30 August. Read More »

Nike sides with National Football League players in Trump showdown


He doesn't want his players to be divided between those who kneel and those who stand , he said. "We haven't talked about it further as a team , but my initial response would be it would settle more back down". "There is no better example than the wonderful response from our clubs and players to the bad natural disasters we've experienced over the last month". Read More »

Fenerbahce joins Mesut Ozil chase


Ozil has been recently linked with a move to Manchester United after struggling to create his best form at the Emirates. The Mirror reports that the Germany global has had enough of life at the Emirates and is keen on the prospect of joining Jose Mourinho's side. Read More »

Sanders Says Trump 'Acting And Speaking Like A Child'


One reporter wondered if Trump thinks some of the people kneeling during the anthem at games were " very fine people " - as he has called some who marched with white supremacists in Charlottesville - or if he thinks they're all "sons of bitches". Read More »

No regrets about calling Trump a bum, says LeBron James


Even from that guy that continues to try to divide us as people. "He brought it on himself, he brought it on us as a country". It's simple. It's not about parties or anything. In a statement , the Penguins said they "respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House". Read More »

White House says Trump isn't 'against anyone' as he slams NFL


Sanders said the United States continues to seek the "peaceful denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. The White House also warned Pyongyang to stop provocations after it said it had the right to shoot down USA bombers. ".our great American flag (or country) and should stand for the national anthem. "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!" "Stephen Curry is an incredible story", Mr. Read More »

Mexico shaken by new natural disaster that swayed buildings and paused rescue efforts


Her credits for the most recent disaster has not been tallied yet, said Navy Captain Armando Segura, because she is still busy trying to save lives. Albarrán is one of over 100 family members and loved ones staged outside the building, most of which have constructed camps with tents, complete with tarps hanging overhead to keep them dry as the rain falls periodically each day. Read More »

If Atletico Madrid Land Diego Costa Then The Spice Will Flow


Part of the statement which was also posted on their social media reads;"Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa ". "Yes, it's good to have attractive experiences, but I intend to go back to Italy one day". "I remember very well last season when we struggled a lot to win and we also won at the end of the game". Read More »

Wenger to change complete Arsenal XI for trip to BATE Borisov?


Sanchez falls for the first freekick not the one they score off, he should be booked, thats cheating. "Jay is very honest and does not get rewarded". "For me, it was a penalty". "I wouldn't be rolling around trying to get free-kicks". "It was a hard decision but on the other hand when a guy has given you so many years you have to accept that if he is not sure to play". Read More »

LeBron James: No, I Don't Regret Calling Trump a 'Bum'

The whole thing started on Friday when Curry himself made it clear he has no desire to visit the White House while it's occupied by Trump, despite the tradition of championship teams taking a field trip to Washington to celebrate with the president. Read More »

Conte issues final word on departing Chelsea striker Costa

Costa won two league titles and scored 52 Premier League goals in 89 appearances for Chelsea . Chelsea are ready to hand Eden Hazard his first start of the new season after he came through the Forest game unscathed on Wednesday night having recently recovered from a broken foot. Read More »

Atletico agree deal to re-sign Costa from Chelsea


The Spanish International was signed from Real Madrid this summer as a replacement for the controversial striker, Diego Costa . "I repeat - for sure we want to thank him for his effort last season, not only last season but in the period he played for Chelsea .We wish him all the best for the future". Read More »