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Chargers begin LA era against Broncos


The Chargers offensive line is a bunch of blocking sleds and turnstiles. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon , who averaged 102.5 rushing yards against Denver last season, should provide a good early indicator on whether or not Denver has done enough to fix its porous run defense. Read More »

How will Liverpool line-up against Sevilla?


Nolito has enjoyed a fine start to life back in his native country, contributing with one goal and two assists in all competitions so far. Klopp has been at Liverpool for nearly two years, and reached the Capital One Cup final in 2016, but lost on penalties to Manchester City . Read More »

Alvaro Morata chant condemned by Antonio Conte and Chelsea


Chelsea are now working with the FA and Leicester City to obtain CCTV footage from Saturday in an attempt to identify the people who sang Morata's chant. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte added: "I totally agree with the club". It is not the first time Chelsea fans have been caught making offensive chants in recent years. Read More »

Klopp: Mane didn't deserve red card for Ederson collision


Mane was shown a straight red card while Ederson received treatment for eight minutes before being carried off for further assessment at the club's medical facilities. "It never works", the German said of any appeal. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has pointed the finger of blame at his midfielders just as much as his defenders for their terrible display at Manchester City on Saturday. Read More »

US Open: Nadal beats Kevin Anderson to win


As Federer and Nadal continue to be the faces of the ATP Tour, a stark reminder is being sent throughout the tennis world: They are the greatest men's players of all-time. "In addition to that is just the amount of experience they have had", Anderson said. All could return to contention for big prizes next year. Since then, only Andy Murray , Stan Wawrinka, Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic have managed to win major titles. Read More »

Jose Mourinho confirms Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof will start against Basel

Mourinho has started with Bailly and Jones in the league fixtures. United's toils under Moyes and then Louis van Gaal mean Old Trafford has not staged a Champions League knockout game since April 2014. Mourinho may still be stewing after refusing to shake the hand of Mark Hughes after the 2-2 draw at Stoke. "It doesn't matter that he hasn't played Champions League before, he has scored goals and played in the best league in the world so he will score goals for us". Read More »

Spurs ready for Champions League test - Kane


You can compare. For me, OK, I put Batistuta there. Kane has reached 101 club goals in 169 games and, at 24, there is plenty more to come. "As a striker, it's flawless to play with someone like that". For Kane to take a decisive next step in his development, a strong showing in the Champions League this season is surely required, although the same can be said of his manager, team mates and the club in general. Read More »

Liverpool boss Klopp slams referee for Mane decision


Mane was given the marching order and Liverpool collapsed to a 5-0 defeat. "It took a few angles, and I needed convincing because I didn't think it was at first. "We play Wednesday. One day more ". We should have scored. "Sometimes it's hard to play against ten men", Pep Guardiola said , "but today we did it well". Read More »

Louis van Gaal slams Manchester United for 'film-like' sacking


I never wanted more than two years anyway. " United put my head in a noose and I was publicly placed on the gallows ", Van Gaal told Dutch paper Algemeen Dagblad . Renowned for giving young players a chance wherever he's been, the former Ajax and Barcelona coach handed no fewer than 14 players their senior professional debuts, with Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford today playing pivotal roles under Van Gaal's successor Jose Mourinho. Read More »

'I am happy with Lukaku' - Mourinho backs striker after costly miss


Meanwhile, Rashford will be hoping to continue his development with at least as many starts as his 30 from last season. The Red Devils have flown out of the blocks this season, winning three of their opening four Premier League matches, and Lukaku, Rashford and Anthony Martial have scored eight goals between them in the English top flight. Read More »

Ravens defense boldly backs up its words by silencing Bengals in opener


The Bengals had multiple chances to score and the Ravens stopped them dead in their tracks. Dalton finished the half 8-of-15 for 70 yards and those three turnovers. Kamalei Correa missed a couple of tackles but he does fly to the football. Suggs had two sacks, including the strip, while Pierce, Za'Darius Smith and Tony Jefferson each added one. Read More »

Borussia Dortmund sign second highly-rated Manchester City starlet after Jadon Sancho


Aguero was clean through with just Simon Mignolet to beat but rolled the ball to his colleague, and Guardiola told a news conference: "That means a lot for me, what Sergio did - a lot". I said: 'Where are you?' I don't know, he didn't train and after an agreement with Dortmund he played there and all I can say is big luck to him, because he has a huge talent", the City boss explained. Read More »

After Harvey, Texans fans rally together at season opener


This offense is going to need to establish the run game early. On Sunday, he did that. He scored his touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the Texans' 1-yard line, finishing the run by driving his helmet into the chest of linebacker Brian Cushing at the goal line. Read More »

In first game with Seattle, Eddie Lacy returns to Green Bay


Like the Patriots, the Packers have had the good fortune to have a quarterback - like Brady, a guy who will go down as one of the all-time greats - who is reliable, consistent and showing no signs of slowing down. He's a tricky matchup for opposing defenses with his pass-catching ability. "He's ready for a full load". CORNERBACK: A position of weakness last season starts out 2017 with quality depth. Read More »

49ers rookie LB Reuben Foster (leg) carted off field, return questionable


In the midst of an Instagram story that also saw Curry showing off his Carolina blue Cam Newton Under Armour kicks and a selfie with Chef Michael Mina, Curry also posted a photo of the field with the hashtag #freekaep. The 49ers' medical staff rushed to Foster's side and his teammates, including veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman, surrounded him. San Francisco limited Jonathan Stewart to 65 yards on 18 carries and Christian McCaffrey to 47 yards on 13 carries. Read More »

Andrew Luck Will Be Out At Least a Few More Weeks


Most important, sources said there have been no setbacks in the passer's incremental return from surgery. Tolzien, who has been starting in Andrew Luck's absence since April, threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns, including one of the Colts' first offensive series, and he was almost intercepted a third time if not for receiver Donte Moncrief getting called for a face mask penalty while breaking up the pass near the Colts' sideline. Read More »

Sir Mo Farah wins fourth straight Great North Run title


He was made to work for it though with a strong challenge from New Zealander Jake Robertson. But despite his heartache and lack of training, the 21-year-old took on the 37th Great North Run, determined to cross the finishing line as a tribute to the much-loved pair described by those who knew them as "perfect" for one another. Read More »

Benzema could miss up to six weeks with hamstring injury


Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is refusing to panic, despite being left with selection problems after Karim Benzema limped off in a 1-1 home draw with Levante in LaLiga. Things got worse for Madrid after 25 minutes when Benzema was forced off with what looked to be a knee injury and Ivi went close to a second goal when he fired into the side netting. Read More »

Tigers turn triple play, get grand slam in same game


Starting pitcher Buck Farmer (4-2) allowed two runs - one earned - over five innings of work, striking out three. Kinsler's 17th homer was his first this season that wasn't a solo shot. Reliever Jeff Ferrell replaced Sanchez after the third hit of the game by Darwin Barney, a single. Toronto is intrigued with Hernandez's athleticism and power potential. Read More »

Falcons hold on for hard-fought win over Bears

Running back Devonta Freeman also scored for Atlanta (1-0). The Chicago Bears received a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter from last year's No. Cohen lined up in the wildcat formation and caught a shotgun snap. Behind Howard is fourth round rookie Tarik Cohen from North Carolina A&T. NOTES: Falcons WR Julio Jones hauled in his 500th career reception in the first half. Read More »

Deshaun Watson replaces Tom Savage for Texans


During their opening game against the Houston Texans Sunday, he picked up a Tom Savage fumble and housed it during the end of the second quarter. So when Watson got the second-half start, the crowd was quite relieved. On Watson's first drive, he was almost intercepted but the play was waved off. Savage finished the half 7-13 passing for 62 yards, taking six sacks in the process. Read More »

McCoy's legs will take Bills as far as they go

The division rivals last met in Week 17 of the 2016 season in a meaningless game - the Jets' 30-10 win may not have even changed their draft position. Fantasy fallout: Curiously, running back Bilal Powell wasn't a big part of the game plan. I thought I would be writing about how Anquan Boldin would be providing a necessary veteran presence for our wide receiver corps. Read More »

NFL Philadelphia at Washington Preview and Prediction


Sunday's Eagles-Redskins game is a 12:00 p.m. CST start. It begins outside of the nation's capital, in Landover, Maryland, at Washington's FedEx Field, which has become a little house of horrors the last three trips there. These two could have a real impact if they cam stay healthy. Terrelle Pryor Sr. caught six passes for 62 yards in his Washington debut, while Alshon Jeffrey had three for 42 in his first game with the Eagles . Read More »

India announce squad for 3 ODIs against Australia


India and Australia will play five ODIs in all and three Twenty20 matches during the tour lasting almost a month. The Indian team meanwhile is on rotation as far as selection for the limited-overs squads go. He got his first game for them in 2013, and was acquired by Delhi Daredevils in 2014, who retained him in 2016 despite his missing the entire 2015 season with injury. Read More »

Final: Pittsburgh Steelers defeat Cleveland Browns 21-18

Play after play by Brown, who sealed the game with a ridiculous jump ball over two Browns defenders at midfield, was about the only certainty for this offense. Losing sucks but as I have said, this game was a positive building block moving forward, as opposed to last year's opener when the team looked hopeless from the start. Read More »

Arsenal heap more on Bournemouth


For some unknown reason, Arsene Wenger left Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac on the bench against Liverpool . "We have to accept those responses from people", Wenger said when asked about the negative reaction from some quarters. Read More »

Lascelles victor boosts Benitez and Newcastle


After securing their first win of the campaign with a 3-0 home victory over West Ham before September's worldwide break, the 31-year-old now believes that Newcastle can get their season off properly - starting with another possible three points against the Swans. Read More »