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Jose: Matic and Fellaini in best-ever form

Carrick signed a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford in May but despite that show of faith, the 36-year-old midfielder is yet to play a minute of football this term. We think he is an important player. ANDER HERRERA and Michael Carrick have been reassured over their Manchester United futures by Jose Mourinho . Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association to investigate Chelsea's youth transfer dealings


In those cases, clubs must still ensure that the player continues his education and studies for an alternative career, as well as making sure he has a high living standard. Real Madrid were also punished previous year, but had their ban reduced from two transfer windows to one. Liverpool and Manchester City have also been given a slap on the wrist by the Premier League for their conduct regarding the signing of academy players. Read More »

Teenager 'sacked' for opposing same-sex marriage speaks out


The results of the vote will be non-binding and will not require the Australian government to take action. "To assert that voting "no" is homophobic as claimed by the employer is demonstrably false and indicative of the unacceptable bullying and name-calling engaged in by the "yes" campaign", Senator Eric Abetz said. Read More »

Karim Benzema's New Real Madrid Release Clause Is Effing Massive

Benzema has long claimed he would like to finish his career at the Bernabeu and with this contract running up until the age off 33-years-old, he may now get his wish. His deal had been set to expire in 2019, and the new deal means he will remain at the Bernabeu past his 33rd birthday. It's also being reported in Spain that Benzema's salary has been bumped up to approximately €7.5million-a-year, while a release clause of ONE BILLION EUROS has also been added to the small print. Read More »

Man U join City at top of the EPL


Despite their stirring displays though, I couldn't help but feel that there are still chinks in the armour. They have still not scored away in the league this season but came close on several occasions against Antonio Conte's side who, after a lively start, were second best. Read More »

Steve Smith forced to defend captaincy before his 100th ODI


Kolkata: Skipper Steve Smith on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that his captaincy was under threat after a string of disappointing performances by the once all-conquering Australian side. "I think he and David Warner will be the highest scorers for Australia in this series". "I don't think [training indoors] will have a big impact". Read More »

Eden Hazard to start for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest

Antonio Conte has told Chelsea fans that Eden Hazard is now close to being fully fit for the Blues after recovering from an ankle injury. "I hope to be with him at the final step with the injury". "He can continue to improve in his career and become one of the best". However, it took little time for Conte to reverse the London club's fortunes - at one period winning 13 straight games on their way to the title in 2016-17. Read More »

Greg Olsen OUT indefinitely with a broken foot


The loss puts the Bills at 1-1 and knocks them out of first place in the AFC East. Cam Newton went down and stayed down. ESPN is reporting he could be out 6-8 weeks. The latter game was one that they won 9-3 in front of a home audience, a victory that did not include a major score. Another name to keep an eye on is 2105 second-round pick Devin Funchess . Read More »

Ben McAdoo May Give Up Play-Calling Duties


When a team gets beaten handily twice to start a season, the head coach starts to ponder making early changes to give his squad a spark before fading too far into the darkness. For personnel, jobs are won in this league, they are not given away. Manning's been through a lot of things and heard a lot of criticism since becoming the Giants' starter in 2004, so his ease with hearing McAdoo criticize him for something he agrees with doesn't come as much of a surprise. Read More »

Van Vleuten leads Dutch one-two in Bergen time trial


Garfoot, who claimed bronze in the same event a year ago, clocked a time of 29:09.28, just under 19 seconds shy of Dutch victor Annemiek van Vleuten, who completed the wet and slippery 21.1-kilometre course in 28:50.35. The Women's WorldTour victor was second to roll off the starting ramp, and set the bar high for her competitors, completing the course in 29:02:51. "The downs make the ups even more attractive", an emotional Van Vleuten told media. Read More »

Millions trapped in modern slavery, child labour


Child labour remains concentrated primarily in agriculture (70.9 per cent). "Forced labourers produced some of the food we eat and the clothes we wear, and they have cleaned the buildings in which many of us live or work", the groups said in a report released on Tuesday, stressing the crime was prevalent in all nations. Read More »

Team Manager Hails Eagles' Victory Against Ghana …WAFU CUP


The Menas, despite being dealt a blow by the loss after their inspiring start to the competition, finished second with four points and have booked a semifinal date with hosts Ghana. Even before knowing his semi-final opponent, Konadu was planning for Sunday's final and looked forward to a possible second clash with Nigeria which he declared "would be a different ball game". Read More »

Lazio braced for midfielder bids


The 22-year-old Serbia global has seen his stock go through a meteoric rise over the course of his Lazio stint. "There's been a lot of interest from several clubs, such as those in Madrid, Manchester and Milan", he told Italian outlet Radio CRC . Read More »

Barca's Dembele to miss the rest of the year with injury


A statement on the club's website said the France worldwide had ruptured "his tendon in the femoral bicep in his left thigh". The procedure was conducted by specialist Dr. Dembele's absence didn't seem to have a negative, however, as Barcelona thrashed Eibar 6-1. "We have various players, ( Gerard) Deulofeu , Aleix Vidal, Denis (Suarez), Andre (Gomes)...we will look for alternatives to play in the first XI". Read More »

James Franklin defends late timeout call against Georgia State


Still, something seems a little unsavory about icing the kicker up 56-0. Upon learning of this incident during his show Monday, famed New York-based sports radio host Mike Francesa unleashed a furious rant against Franklin - whom Francesa deemed to be classless for going to such lengths to try to preserve his team's shutout. Read More »

New Jersey Devils F Brian Boyle diagnosed with leukemia


The 32-year-old scored 13 goals and added 12 assists over 75 games split between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016-17. "He came to us in great shape with relatively few symptoms, so I think he'll respond quite well to therapy". Read More »

MLB Sets New Home Run Record


It was the 17th of the night and came just after Detroit's Alex Presley tied the record when he connected at home against Oakland's Daniel Gossett . Major League Baseball has denied it made any alterations to the ball. Compared to 2000, more power is coming from the bottom of lineups. The current record is 1.17 homers per team per game in 2000. Read More »

Ray Wilkins comments on Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli


Mauricio Pochettino claims it would be a mistake for Tottenham to win a domestic cup this season at the expense of their form in the Champions League and Premier League . The South Korean's lack of involvement going forward was evident as Pochettino's side struggled to break Swansea down, and maybe the Argentine should have utilised a player more used to operating as a full-back rather than sacrificing one of their most successful attacking options. Read More »

Kick It Out urges Manchester United to ban offensive chants about Lukaku


A United spokesman said: "We are seeking advice from the relevant bodies". - A small group of supporters were seen singing the offensive chant during United's champions league fixture with Basel. The Spain worldwide asked fans not to sing a chant that he felt was racially abusive, and the club issued a statement earlier this month to confirm that anyone found singing the chant at Stamford Bridge will be prosecuted. Read More »

PV Sindhu conquers Nozomi Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title


Both the players have to win their opening matches of the Japan Open 2017. Interestingly, she had also claimed the bronze at the 2014 World Championships along with Sindhu. US Open champion Prannoy will face Denmark's Anders Antonsen, while Praneeth and Sameer will square off against qualifiers but Sourabh will have the arduous task of getting across the legendary Lin Dan in the opening round. Read More »

Penalty feud: Neymar unfollows Cavani on Instagram


Facing their stiffest challenge this season against the seven-time champions, PSG needed two own-goals from Lyon defenders Marcelo and Jeremy Morel and now lead defending champions AS Monaco by three points. PSG boss Unai Emery will be praying there's no more problems between them ahead of the crunch European fixture. "I don't know why people believe these stories". Read More »

No one to blame in Singapore F1 pileup: FIA


Hamilton is now the overwhelming favourite to become the first British driver to win four championships in the sport's history after he defied the odds to triumph at Sunday's rain-hit race, while Vettel crashed out after just three corners. Read More »

Hodgson keen to see more Crystal Palace against Huddersfield


Jackie De Boer is, according to his latest post, set to study English for six months at Cambridge. Luckily for Palace, Hodgson is no stranger to a relegation dog fight, successfully keeping Fulham in the Premier League in 2008 - though the beginning of his reign in West London shared similarities with Palace's disastrous start to this season. Read More »

West Indies 204-9 against England


In a match reduced to 42 overs per side because of a wet outfield, the Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batsman hit a maiden format ton at the top of the order after being given the nod ahead of Jason Roy. The home side had won the three-match Test series 2-1, but the visitors have started the limited-overs' series by winning the lone T20I at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. Read More »

Eagles' Chris Long to donate first 6 game checks for Charlottesville scholarships


Sheil Kapadia of TheAthletic.com announced the details of the donation via his Twittter account. The scholarships will provide two students with the ability to attend Long's alma mater, St. "I believe you're on one side or the other". Long was the second white player in the NFL this season to raise awareness about racial injustice during the national anthem when he put his arm around Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins as Jenkins stood with his fist raised. Read More »

Max Verstappen wants Sebastian Vettel to apologize


In a live post, Hamilton addressed a fan who suggested Vettel - who crashed out of Sunday's race following a three-way pile-up with his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Max Verstappen - was the more accomplished driver. Read More »