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Sports English Premier League: Heavyweights set for first bouts
Author: 0 English Premier League: Heavyweights set for first bouts

Manager Arsene Wenger is still standing firm on his position that Sanchez is going nowhere despite entering the final year of his deal, but "behind the scenes, concerns about the unsettled Chile forward are mounting". In fact, only two other sets of fans in the English top flight agreed with Arsenal and Newcastle supporters choosing country over club, with 54 per cent of the vote.

Sports Chelsea legend admits Conte has serious issues to address
Author: 0 Chelsea legend admits Conte has serious issues to address

The Gunners showed signs of improvement at the end of last season and if they can keep that form - with new forward Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon giving them fresh firepower - their frustrated fans might enjoy an upturn in results after their worst finish in 21 years.

Sports Olivier Giroud: 'Arsenal kept the faith against Leicester City'
Author: 0 Olivier Giroud: 'Arsenal kept the faith against Leicester City'

Who do you think is going to win this match? Even if the thrilling attacks were aided by such fragile defending. Wenger was also pleased with new French signing Alexandre Lacazette , who scored after 94 seconds to equal the record for the fastest opening goal of a Premier League season.

Sports The Top Five Moments From 25 Years Of Premier League Drama
Author: 0 The Top Five Moments From 25 Years Of Premier League Drama

Key to their success was a 13-game winning streak that stretched from October to January. While some fear the spending is unsustainable and will put clubs' long-term stability at risk, the 25th year of the Premier League era should deliver a title race more fiercely contested than ever.

Sports Els, Mickelson credit Tiger's influence on their 100 majors
Author: 0 Els, Mickelson credit Tiger's influence on their 100 majors

Next to him was the golden boy from San Diego, slightly taller at the time, holding his trophy as the runner-up. Mickelson said it is not Els' golf career but rather Els' work with his foundation, Els For Autism, that comes to mind as Els' crowning career achievement now days.

Sports Eagles trade Jordan Matthews to Bills for Ronald Darby
Author: 0 Eagles trade Jordan Matthews to Bills for Ronald Darby

Last season he had 804 yards and three scores on 73 receptions in 14 games for the Eagles. Watkins was traded to the Los Angeles Rams , while Darby was sent to the Philadelphia Eagles . Opinions on the deal will be understandably split, but the Eagles traded for a position of need and gave up a third-rounder and what they feel is a surplus player they won't be signing longterm.

Sports Man City's Pep Guardiola has high expectations of
Author: 0 Man City's Pep Guardiola has high expectations of "intelligent" Bernardo Silva

The reason given by sporting director Txiki Begiristain is so that Guardiola has the chance to put players who were on global duty for most of the summer through a training camp. The report added Barcelona "expect to keep hold" of the Spaniard, and it would indeed be a huge surprise were the Catalan giants to let one of their key players leave the Camp Nou.

Sports Mets' deGrom leaves in 7th after getting hit by batted ball
Author: 0 Mets' deGrom leaves in 7th after getting hit by batted ball

DeGrom entered the game with an 8-2 record and a 1.98 ERA in his last 10 starts, following an eight-game winning streak with losses in his last two. X-rays on the arm were negative. Velasquez is 0-1 despite a 3.00 ERA in four starts since coming off the disabled list last month. Velasquez was removed from Thursday's outing against the Mets after just one inning, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Sports Falcons to hold McKinley out of first exhibition game
Author: 0 Falcons to hold McKinley out of first exhibition game

During his three seasons with the Falcons , Freeman has racked up 2,383 rushing yards, including back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2015 and 2016. New quarterback Jay Cutler will not participate, but plenty of his teammates will. Cutler was signed up with a one-year contract amounting to $10 million.

Sports Isco has signed new contract — Real Madrid
Author: 0 Isco has signed new contract — Real Madrid

Meanwhile, Manchester United are said to have failed in their bid to sign Los Blancos youngster Miguel Gutierrez. The Spain global enjoyed an impressive start to the life at the Santiago Bernabeu but his future at the club came under major scrutiny during the the first part of last season.

Sports Pep Guardiola wants Sergio Busquets from Barcelona
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola wants Sergio Busquets from Barcelona

The full back position has been another problem area and Kyle Walker , signed from Spurs, is a clear upgrade at right back and France worldwide Benjamin Mendy from Monaco an improvement on the opposite flank. The players are champing at the bit to get started. Guardiola's side were unplayable at times, with a fluid front five of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and, once he arrived in January, Gabriel Jesus.

Author: 0 Wenger says comeback hero Giroud "decided to stay"

Giroud had been seriously considering his future following the £52 million club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette and Wenger's certainty but has been persuaded to stay in what is now a "super sub" role. Then Arsenal pulled it back to 2-2. Wenger looked on anxiously from the dugout, eventually appearing on the touchline when he introduced Ramsey and Giroud after 67 minutes.

Sports Brittney Reese wins 8th global gold medal in long jump
Author: 0 Brittney Reese wins 8th global gold medal in long jump

In third at this point was USA's Bartolotta at 6.56m. Klishina and Bartoletta failed to better their round one jumps. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Athletic Hall of Famer and Gulfport native Brittney Reese soared to her seventh world long jump championship in London on Friday.

Sports Klopp: Coutinho not for sale
Author: 0 Klopp: Coutinho not for sale

Let that be an end to it. Klopp is aiming high for Liverpool , but backs City as the clear team to beat, highlighting last season's signing of Gabriel Jesus and their defensive improvements in this transfer window as key reasons. 'He has back problems and was not in training since last Friday, ' Klopp said. "He is not available and is also a doubt for Tuesday unfortunately".

Sports Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy to miss season with knee injury
Author: 0 Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy to miss season with knee injury

Murphy has 112 tackles in three National Football League seasons. An MRI exam Friday revealed the injury, which occurred during Washington's third defensive series against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. The 26-year-old Murphy recorded a career-high nine sacks last season. The Redskins are going to need Junior Galette and rookie Ryan Anderson to step up behind Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith .

Sports So who got the best of the Bills, Rams and Eagles trades?
Author: 0 So who got the best of the Bills, Rams and Eagles trades?

Buffalo also continued stockpiling 2018 draft picks by getting a second-round selection from Los Angeles and a third-rounder from the Eagles . We'll update this with more information as it becomes available. L.A. signed Watkins' former (and once again current) teammate Robert Woods in the offseason and drafted former Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp in the third round of the 2017 Draft, and former Texas A&M receiver Josh Reynolds in the fourth round.

Sports Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City
Author: 0 Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City

Manchester City's unfamiliarity with Brighton and Hove Albion can help Chris Hughton's promoted side start their Premier League campaign with an upset win on Saturday, midfielder Solly March has said. "At Barcelona, I was used to playing like that". The City boss says that transfer fees can not continue to grow at the current case and expects them to level off at some point.

Sports Ravens say Joe Flacco will be ready for Week 1
Author: 0 Ravens say Joe Flacco will be ready for Week 1

While it would be nice to have Flacco back in action for some of the preseason games in an effort to gauge where he's at, the fact he will get some practice time is still pretty important. The 32-year-old has been durable over his career, which has been spent exclusively with the Ravens. The Ravens initially elected to give him a week of rest to aid the recovery process, but they've since re-evaluated and clearly aren't comfortable with risking further injury in any of their four preseason ...

Sports Jose Mourinho: I won't moan if Man United don't sign another player
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: I won't moan if Man United don't sign another player

Burnley begin life without Michael Keane and Andre Gray with a visit to defending Premier League champions Chelsea . Henrikh Mkhitaryan is probably favourite to start ahead of Juan Mata and Anthony Martial so he should support Romelu Lukaku with the Belgian worldwide set to make his league debut following his big-money move from Everton this summer.

Author: 0 Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool say Brazilian is 'definitively' not for sale

Barca fans had been given hope of keeping hold of Neymar when Gerard Pique posted a picture of himself with the striker on social media, captions "se queda" [he's staying]. "Five. Then you win a prize", Klopp was quoted as saying by ESPNFC. Only the top three scored more Premier League goals than Liverpool last season, and that attack has been strengthened by the club record £37 million ($48 million) signing of Mohamed Salah, one of Serie A's outstanding performers with Roma last ...

Sports Derek Jeter-led group agrees to buy Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion
Author: 0 Derek Jeter-led group agrees to buy Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion

Major League Baseball is now awaiting the final paperwork of the sale and that could happen later on Friday. Sherman, a wealthy venture capitalist who has a home in NY and is building a home in South Florida, will be the "control person", similar to a managing general partner.

Sports Man City 'hottest ticket in town'
Author: 0 Man City 'hottest ticket in town'

Runner-up Tottenham is yet to make an off-season signing though it nearly certainly will as it prepares to play at Wembley Stadium . Bernardo Silva played 50 key passes in Ligue 1 last season . For their part, City would likely honour Silva's wishes for a return home should he decide on it after years of great service to the English club. Playing three at the back may enable Guardiola to associate Aguero and Jesus in attack, after he generally used a single-striker system last season ...