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Arsene Wenger insists Thomas Lemar did not reject Arsenal

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Speaking ahead of the game at the Emirates, Wenger told reporters: "Do I suffer with performances like that?" Arsene Wenger insists that Thomas Lemar did not reject Arsenal on deadline day but refused to reveal why the midfielder chose to stay at Monaco . Read More »

Teenager aims to crash Nadal's US Open party

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Nadal should have the goods, but don't be surprised if he is pushed by Rublev, who will be able to hang around in the first three sets before fading with the match turning physical. "Well of course this year has been an emotional year", said the top-seeded Nadal. Del Potro beat Nadal in the 2009 semifinals at Flushing Meadows, then ended Federer's five-year championship reign by upsetting him in the final. Read More »

Gene "Stick" Michael, Who Built '90s Yankees Dynasty, Dies at 79

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Of course, once Steinbrenner was back in the fold, much of what Michael accomplished went underappreciated. Gene "Stick" Michael waves to the crowd during the team's Old Timers' Day in 2009. Nope, he was told, the radar gun was fine. The Yankees found a skinny pitcher down in Panama that couldn't touch 90 miles per hour on the radar gun. Read More »

Liverpool loses 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

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Birmingham beat Liverpool in the contest, but the central England city must now convince the government to approve the bid and underwrite the event's costs. But with a number of Commonwealth countries including the home nations, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia and New Zealand all having world-class track cyclists, it's hard to see the discipline being excluded. Read More »

Browns release defensive back Calvin Pryor after reported fight with teammate

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Jackson was asked if Louis was in danger of being released, too. Jackson called what happened an internal matter. Side note: To be fair to the Browns, I think they are getting better. Pryor was not expected to start in the defensive backfield, falling behind rookie Jabril Peppers and second-year player Derrick Kindred. But with the season opener against Pittsburgh just a few days away, Jackson wasn't going to tolerate foolish behavior. Read More »

Vandeweghe takes 1st set vs Pliskova at US Open

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He's no Luke Skywalker, but he did win a Slam title, reach two Australian Open finals and the 1984 US Open semifinals. The two met again in the first round at Cincinnati a week later and Keys once again emerged victorious. 'I watched the match last night with Venus and think she said it best. But she played confidently on Wednesday against Pliskova, who will lose her No. Read More »

Fenerbahce come close with audacious swoop for Diego Costa

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The transfer windows in England and in most European leagues have been shut for nearly a week now, but the window in Turkey is still open until tomorrow (Friday), so they can buy and register new players until then. However, Kocaman said: 'We were really close to sign Diego Costa but now we seem far away'. His teammates expect him to return and let bygones be bygones. Read More »

Roger Goodell Ducks Colin Kaepernick Question

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They're household names because of what that salary pays for, but that isn't always a comfort when things start to go south. Last season, Kaepernick was among the biggest topics of conversation in the NFL as he protested the national anthem to raise awareness of racial injustice and police brutality. Read More »

Lyon roars as Tigers go down by seven wickets

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Apart from Lyon, Australia have seen Warner flourish on this tour. "Eleven years is a long time". "I still think we have a lot of improvement in us". Come in spinner: Nathan Lyon celebrates after dismissing Sabbir Rahman. O'Keefe then joined Lyon in cleaning up Bangladesh's tail to give Australia a small target to chase. Read More »

Will Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer survive the weekend?

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Palace return to Premier League action on Saturday against Burnley as they look to finally get some points on the board following three successive defeats, which has left new boss De Boer under serious pressure. The former Barcelona defender won four league titles with Ajax between 2010 and 2014, but his managerial career hasn't gone to plan since leaving the Netherlands. Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr. questionable for week one with ankle injury

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A non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Beckham at least managed to do some stretching and side work without aggravating his ankle. Beckham's injury occurred when Cleveland Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun hit him just above the right knee as the three-time Pro Bowler leaped in an attempt to catch a high pass from quarterback Eli Manning on August 21. Read More »

Calgary drops out of bid to host Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 games

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The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament with the expanded 48-team format. The pool of cities, and stadiums, will be reduced further later this month, bid officials said, and then trimmed again, most likely to 20 to 25 stadiums, before the joint bid's proposal is submitted to evaluators from Federation Internationale de Football Association, world soccer's governing body. Read More »

Jamie Vardy Open To Leicester City Exit

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Will Drinkwater make his Chelsea debut at Leicester? Vardy hit 24 goals during the 2015/16 season to fire Leicester to the Premier League title, and he has also become an England global, with six goals in 17 caps to his name. Vardy said on Sky Sports News on Tuesday: "It will be good to see them again but obviously come kick-off they're enemies to me". The England worldwide was on the verge of joining the Gunners just over a year ago before performing a surprising late U-turn, while ... Read More »

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger: I have no doubts over Alexis Sanchez

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It remains to be seen just how seriously the club will take the competition but as Manchester United proved last season it can provide a golden ticket to the Champions League . "He needs to come back to full fitness, which he was not against Liverpool". He suffered and had a negative experience with Chile and he's strong mentally and hopefully he'll be back quickly to his best. Read More »

Mourinho: I'm Not A Short-Term Manager!

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The United manager said that two of the club's big signings this summer, Romelu Lukaku , who cost £75m, and Nemanja Matic , who cost £40m, were essentially bargains considering how inflated the market became. Last season, I lost a season in the chase for this record but Manchester United is where Manchester United has to be and I'm really happy with that. Read More »

Vegas Police Respond To Michael Bennett Claim, NFL Commish Also Chimes In

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Michael Bennett arrest in Vegas caught on camera Police Officer Jacinto Rivera says Las Vegas police are checking for video and written reports but can't immediately verify Bennett's account. Bennett, who has spoken out in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's anthem protests over police brutality, said he was targeted by law enforcement because of his ethnicity. Read More »

Serge Aurier reveals what he did to earn Tottenham move

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However, speculation still lingers over his antics off the field, but the Argentine tactician is excited to be working with the player who won two French topflight titles, three League Cups and three French Cups at PSG plus the Africa Cup of Nations. Read More »

Phil Mickelson earns Presidents Cup pick from USA captain Steve Stricker

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Hoffman will be making his first appearance in a team event. Mickelson shot all four rounds in the 60's last weekend at the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston and tied for 6th. The event shifts back to the USA later this month when it goes to Liberty National for the first time. The matches start September 28 at Liberty National in New Jersey, where Mickelson has a corporate membership. Read More »

Cox settles dispute; Will air OU-Ohio State game

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Not only do the fifth-ranked Sooners, a 7½-point underdog, need revenge against the No. 2 Buckeyes. Ohio State knows this philosophy all too well, having been on both sides of the equation. FSU tumbled all the way to No. 10 with the loss to 'Bama, while USC , with a closer-than-expected win over Western Michigan at home, fell two spots to No. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas in the Wine and Gold with NBA Live 18's Demo

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Thomas , who is gearing up for his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he was traded by the Boston Celtics , had some baggage with his post-trade physical examination that added a wrinkle in the deal. "It could be a part of a major trade package for the Cavs later this year, or, conceivably, the Cavs could make that pick next June", Vardon said. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Wishes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Well At Liverpool

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The England worldwide moved to Anfield for £40m (€43.7m) on deadline day after turning down the offer of a new contract. Although Chelsea were rumored to also be interested in signing him, Oxlade-Chamberlain eventually choose Jurgen Klopp's side as he feels that they will offer him a good chance to play in his preferred role which is in central-midfield. Read More »

Ronald Koeman disappointed by Wayne Rooney's actions after drink-driving charge

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Coleen is eyeing her regular week away in Dubai with their three sons during October half-term. The 29-year-old claimed he " kissed and cuddled " her after a boozy night out with mates. Wayne and Coleen - who have a huge net worth between them - have not yet shared a picture of the growing baby bump. Wayne's just hoping she'll calm down. Read More »

Premier League votes to end next summer's transfer window before season begins

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However, it also means Premier League clubs will not be able to sign players when their season is under way, while other European leagues will continue to permit transfers until 31 August. There were some concerns that while they understood they wouldn't be able to buy other players, they also understood their players could still be picked off by those who hadn't closed their leagues. Read More »

I've told Jurgen Klopp where I want to play

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Monday was the first day of school for many, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had to wait until Thursday to report for duty at new club Liverpool . "Watching him, [you see] his passion and how much he cares about the game", he told Liverpool's official website . Read More »

JJ Watt, Texans hand out supplies; $18M donated still untouched

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The president is returning to Texas for his second visit since the megastorm hit, and will also visit neighboring Louisiana . There are a lot of adjectives to describe Hurricane Harvey . Jonathan Caldwell, a former police officer, said he and some friends rescued about a dozen people in one flooded neighborhood Friday. Officials let chemical containers catch fire and burn out rather than endanger firefighters, the EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said in a joint ... Read More »

Mets scratch Harvey from start vs. Phillies

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Milone allowed three runs over 2 2/3 innings in relief of Harvey in the Mets' 12-8 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday. Reyes extended his hitting streak to 10 games with his 10th homer of the season. The long inning and a run around the bases perhaps didn't benefit Montero, who was 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA in his previous four starts. Jacob DeGrom took the loss, giving up all nine runs, six earned, on ten hits while walking a pair and striking out five over just 3.2 innings of work to fall ... Read More »

Ivan Gazidis hails Arsenal's summer transfer window — Trending

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After a possible deal between the two clubs fell apart at the transfer deadline, Sanchez was reportedly furious over the move and his future with the Gunners beyond this year is in doubt. "There's a lot of pressure on Mr. Wenger but, the thing is, Mr. Wenger loves Arsenal ". "You get exhausted of being criticised without reason", he wrote. Read More »