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Neymar fit for Bayern, penalty row resurfaces

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I will let them know who is going to be the first one and who will be the second one. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned him about the comments and former captain Stefan Effenberg said he should be sold for his "attack" on the club. Ancelotti is expected to entrust Joshua Kimmich with shouldering much of the burden here. Verratti was excellent in the 5-0 win away to Celtic that kicked off PSG's continental challenge, completing a remarkable 149 passes. Read More »

Conte hails Morata's big future as he consigns Costa to the past

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We wish him all the best for the future. Chelsea pay a visit to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday evening in the second leg of their Champions League group stage campaign. "I am pleased for Eden, because in the last game he played, he played very well". However, Conte is happy to bide his time with the Belgian as the long-term gains are far greater than short-term risk. Read More »

Diego Costa says he holds no anger towards Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

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Costa first joined Atletico in 2006 and following a string of loan spells established himself as a key part of Diego Simeone's title winning side in 2013-14 before joining Chelsea in a deal worth £32 million pounds ($NZ52 million). We must be ready". A physically imposing side Stoke play to their strengths and Mark Hughes team has the ability to move the ball quickly with strong running and crisp passing. Read More »

Atletico says Diego Costa will go back to Spain from Chelsea

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Spain boss Julen Lopetegui had urged Costa - who it's believed has been holding out for a loyalty bonus from Chelsea - to sort out his future. In fact Conte said all the right things about Diego Costa , an individual with which his conflicts have been well documented worldwide. Read More »

Conte wants more from hat-trick hero Morata

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He had featured in three of the last four European club finals, and became the most expensive sale in Real Madrid's history this past summer. "We have Stoke and two really important games with Atletico and against Manchester City. "This league is not easy, especially for the striker", he explained. "The final result was 4-0, but I think that it was a hard game". This is the first of three tough games in seven games. Read More »

Morata has adapted well to Prem - Conte

We expected Stoke to be weak at the back, and that is exactly what they were. Morata scored three times with his feet here - the three Chelsea goals he had netted prior to this had all been headers. And Hughes has suggested that without Diego Costa , Chelsea are worse off in terms of "the dark arts". "So is that an anomaly or something prevalent throughout their squad, a discipline issue? It was a good chant and I am pleased". Read More »

Harry Kane says he is not intimidated by Ronaldo and Messi

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Harry Kane says he uses comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as fuel to become a better footballer. Kane has established himself as one of the top strikers in World football during recent seasons and is viewed as a possible candidate who could break the ten year stronghold of Ronaldo and Messi over the Ballon d'Or award. Read More »

Halep and Wozniacki crash out in Wuhan

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Two more top-10 seeds fell, with Caroline Wozniacki and Svetlana Kuznetsova joining Halep, Johanna Konta and Madison Keys in making early exits. 1 in 2010 and 2011, won her third Pan Pacific Open in Japan last week, capturing her first title of the year. At least Halep knows that her place in next month's WTA Finals is secure. Read More »

Lindsay Whalen buys 300 tickets for youth to attend WNBA Finals

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With 13 seconds left, the Los Angeles Sparks had the ball down two points with the chance to win the game they had spent most of trailing by double digits against the Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals . Parker capped an 11-3 run that cut Minnesota's lead to three with 1:21 to play and Brunson was whistled for a questionable foul on Parker on the next possession. Read More »

Hogan in, Walters injured as O'Neill names squad

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Hogan, who qualifies to play for Ireland through his Carlow-born grandmother and Wexford-born grandfather, is one of three uncapped players in the extended squad along with Sean Maguire and Aiden O'Brien who O'Neill watched in action for Millwall last night. Read More »

Sarri dismayed by Feyenoord goal despite comfortable Napoli win

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There was some positives for Feyenoord before the end with Sven van Beek making his comeback from a year-and-a-half out injured and in stoppage time Sofyan Amrabat pulled a goal back. Feyenoord were hoping for a strong start defensively, but in the seventh minute, Lorenzo Insigne capitalised on some hesitancy in the Rotterdammers midfield before firing a low strike past Brad Jones to put Napoli ahead. Read More »

Boston Red Sox vs

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Either that or have your own MVP take matters into the hands that swing one of the hottest bats in the game these days. "I'm not really that concerned". But a wrist injury could hinder Betts at the plate, especially considering his work habits. "We'll try to do what we can to get back healthy, just go out there and play". Read More »

NASCAR owners threaten to fire workers who protest during anthem

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On Sunday, NFL players, coaches and team owners largely showed support for the protesters who have been opposing police brutality and racial inequality by bending knees or sitting down during the national anthems before football games since former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started it in the preseason previous year. Read More »

Surrey Police releases footage of man driving into teacher at school gates

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Dramatic video footage has revealed the shocking moment a teacher was rammed by a vehicle and carried on the bonnet before being flung to the ground. Schoeman's barrister said his client was "immature" and having behaved "outrageously". 'The governors and I believe that this is a just outcome and sends a clear message about behaviour towards public servants'. 'It stood out to me because that is the word that came to my mind. Read More »

Cowboys Lock Arms, Take A Knee Briefly Before National Anthem

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Trump wrote on Twitter . He also said that booing at the Dallas game Monday night when the team dropped to its knees was the "loudest I have ever heard", and said the fans who did so had "great anger". Sports commentator Bob Costas told CNN the response among players and coaches was "universal" and said, "There's nearly no one in the National Football League who wants to support or rationalize the tone or content of President Trump's remarks". Read More »

Eagles sign Kenjon Barner after injury to Darren Sproles

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SiriusXM's Adam Caplan first reported the news about the imminent deal. Barner, 28-years old, played for the Eagles during the 2015 and 2016, and has 61 career carries for 260 yards and two touchdowns. H also caught 14 passes for 64 yards. After signing Barner, the Eagles have brought in a player with knowledge of their next opponent three times already this season. Read More »

Carmelo will transition to starting power forward for the Thunder

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With these new additions playing alongside current league-MVP Russell Westbrook , the Thunder looked poised to be the biggest challenge to the Warriors for the Western Conference championship. Kanter and Oladipo, though young and talented, were also signed to large, long-term deals that the Thunder have now wisely gotten off their cap sheets. Read More »

Large auto dealership cuts ties with NFL player over national anthem protest

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The dealership chain told KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs that Miller was "fired from his endorsement deal and will no longer represent the company". The dealership put out a statement wanting the public to know they did not fire Miller. I'm always on rookies and all the young guys about being smart and doing this and doing that and I just go out there and do something like that, in a critical situation in a game. Read More »

Antonio Conte's looking for magic in the Wanda

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Morata's hat-trick takes the former Real Madrid forward onto six goals from as many Premier League appearances and will serve to stem any lingering doubts over the impact of Diego Costa's move back to Atletico Madrid . "I think this is very important for Chelsea ". "If I make this decision [to start Hazard at Atletico] it is because I am comfortable with this decision". Read More »

Chelsea 'have sent a message to the Premier League', claims Alvaro Morata

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The 24-year-old has six goals in his first six appearances for the English champions. Alvaro Morata is flawless for the Premier League , according to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte . 'We deserved to win the game, ' Italian boss Conte told Match of the Day. It is not easy to win away against Stoke and I remember we struggled here last season but won at the end. Read More »

Jake Elliott's parents celebrate his 61-yard game-winning field goal

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Elliott's boot was successful, giving the Eagles a 27-24 victory at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Still, not a bad little reward for hitting the longest field goal in franchise history. Wentz has a $1.6 million salary this season and has a weekly paycheck of a little less than $100,000. Eagles' fans erupt as the players mob Elliott, with Wentz one of the first on the scene to congratulate his teammate. Read More »

Extra financial incentive could give Anderlecht boost ahead of Celtic clash

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Anderlecht and Celtic's only previous encounter was in the 2003/04 Champions League group stages. "It's important for us as a team and a club that we don't just see qualification as the success". "They reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League, so they are still a very tough opponent". "The players have been absolutely brilliant but you only have to look at the number of games and the travel, and how we play with that energy, so of course, we have to strategically look at the ... Read More »

Diego Simeone hails Alvaro Morata ahead of Champions League match

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Cesc Fabregas considers the Diego Costa saga at Chelsea to have been "wrong", with the world's best No.9 heading back to Atletico Madrid . Nine goals from his first seven league games in the 2014/15 season, including a hat-trick against Swansea, ensured he got off to the best possible start and he would go on to score 21 times in all competitions as we lifted the title for the first time in five years. Read More »

Bulls reach buyout agreement with Dwyane Wade

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Wade was due to make about $24 million this season in Chicago, and he told AP that he meant to take a couple of days to talk with players and teams about his options. Wade has reconciled his Miami relationships after a hard free-agent parting in 2016, sources said. But until he officially signs on the dotted line and has a press conference with a Cavaliers' curtain behind him, nothing can be ruled out. Read More »

Alvaro Morata shows off mad skills… with chewing gum

I repeat it's not simple to win away against them. "During the game there's a lot of contact, you must be prepared for this type of contact". The two are totally different players, with Costa a spiky wind-up merchant and Morata the slick finisher with a nice-guy image. Read More »

Diego Costa delighted to finally seal Atletico Madrid return

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He adapted very well to this league, now he needs to continue to work because he has only just started down this path. "We are talking two players who are very strong, two really good players, two No 9s very strong. Shevchenko disagrees with that assessment. Simeone said he did not yet view Costa as an Atletico player and that he is only thinking about Saturday's game against Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano. Read More »