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Sport Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois joining Real Madrid from Chelsea
Author: 0 Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois joining Real Madrid from Chelsea

Despite only moving to Chelsea for the year, Kovacic is determined to have success during his loan spell. Courtois has been absent from training this week before Thursday's closure of the transfer window for Premier League clubs. The Blues saw their hand forced as a result, with the decision taking to cash in on a saleable asset rather than risk losing him on a free in 2019.

Sport Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of deadline day signing
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of deadline day signing

United have so far signed three players this summer - Brazil midfielder Fred for £47m, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant. If his team don't do well, if they're not playing well, if they're not entertaining people, they're not challenging for the league, then he possibly could go.

Sport England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's
Author: 0 England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's

England will take on India in the second Test at Lord's tomorrow. 'That's a sign of some strong characters in our dressing-room. 'There are certainly areas we can improve, but we found a way to win under pressure, and wrestle momentum back in our favour.

Sport Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City’s remaining transfer plans on Sky Sports
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City’s remaining transfer plans on Sky Sports

Many are tipping Liverpool to be their closest challengers this season, after a a £123.6m spending spree this summer. The Reds have won the previous three encounters, including last season's Champions League quarter-final meeting. The Premier League transfer deadline shuts at 5pm. "They've got a fair few in that position that can play there", Wise said. AC Milan would like Chelsea to pay some of Tiemoue Bakayoko's wages in order for him to join the club on loan.

Sport Lucas Perez closing in on West Ham switch
Author: 0 Lucas Perez closing in on West Ham switch

Alfredo Pedulla states an agreement taking the Colombia worldwide to the London Stadium is set to be completed imminently, with Fiorentina looking to get a midfielder of their own in return (more on that shortly). West Ham director of football Mario Husillos added: "He is a very experienced player that Manuel and I both know well from Spain". The 32-year-old is in talks to join from Fiorentina.

Sport Borna Barisic: Rangers sign Croatian defender on four-year deal
Author: 0 Borna Barisic: Rangers sign Croatian defender on four-year deal

Windass signed a contract extension as recently as February. 'We are waiting for the right price'. RANGERS are today delighted to confirm the signing of Croatian global full-back Borna Barišić from NK Osijek on a four year deal. 'Nikola Katic is my friend. I'm really excited to play with him again. "I see that the fans of Rangers will recognise that, and I am very happy because of that".

Sport Kepa Arrizabalaga pays €80m release clause ahead of Chelsea move
Author: 0 Kepa Arrizabalaga pays €80m release clause ahead of Chelsea move

Napoli midfielder Jorginho made his debut in the Wembley defeat, while former England goalkeeper Robert Green is the only other notable first-team signing so far this summer. Athletic, all along, were only expected to sell should Kepa's buy-out clause be matched. But it is not just Kepa's transfer fee that will raise eyebrows, as Chelsea have agreed to pay the 23-year-old roughly £10m-a-year over seven years - taking the total value of the transfer to £141.6m.

Sport NCAA apparently forgot most important detail of rule changes
Author: 0 NCAA apparently forgot most important detail of rule changes

Furthermore, the National Basketball Association now can lose prospects back to college, as the rules allow players who enter the draft and are not selected to return to school. Athletes returning to school would have to demonstrate need for assistance. The rule changes are aimed at giving basketball student-athletes more flexibility for going pro and also earning a degree.

Author: 0 Alan Shearer And Ian Wright Make Their Premier League Predictions

In a study conducted by ESPN, Intel and the University of Bath , Liverpool have been deemed as the most unlucky team of last season's Premier League , with Manchester United named as the most fortunate team in the division. They [Manchester City] have been playing some great football. Arsenal and Chelsea have changed managers, with Spaniard Unai Emery replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates and Italian Maurizio Sarri taking over from Antonio Conte.

Sport Chase Elliott gets first NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Watkins Glen
Author: 0 Chase Elliott gets first NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Watkins Glen

They responded by quickly working their way to the front and Busch captured his sixth victory of the season in his No. 18 Toyota, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez on a restart in overtime. Like Sonoma, Watkins Glen can be unpredictable. JOEY'S SHORT DAY: Joey Logano started on the third row and was gunning for his second Watkins Glen sweep.

Sport Spieth thinks PGA in May could mean new venues
Author: 0 Spieth thinks PGA in May could mean new venues

The last PGA Championship victor to also prevail in the tournament immediately before it was Rory McIlroy in 2014. This course will play softer and longer than the other majors this year. Jim Furyk predicted next month's Ryder Cup will be a "battle of two giants", but the USA captain said he's pleased with the way his team is shaping up heading into the PGA Championship.

Sport Stokes 'main aggressor' in Bristol episode, court told
Author: 0 Stokes 'main aggressor' in Bristol episode, court told

Off-duty police community support officer Mark Spure told Bristol Crown Court that Stokes had been the "main aggressor" in the group. He also mentioned that the two other men - Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, who are standing trial also accused of affray along with Stokes - left the club and accompanied O'Connor and Barry.

Sport England's Hall rallies to win Women's British Open
Author: 0 England's Hall rallies to win Women's British Open

The Bournemouth golfer is just the third home victor since it became a major in 2001, following Karen Stupples (2004) and Catriona Matthew (2009). After a solid first half of the year as an LPGA member, Hall earned her first top-10 finish at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic last month, and she has now produced the finest performance of her career to win her maiden major title.

Sport England's Anderson escapes injury after being struck by golf ball
Author: 0 England's Anderson escapes injury after being struck by golf ball

England's leading wicket-taker in Tests took to Twitter and confirmed he wasn't missing any teeth after the injury scare but insisted the accident will not put him off golf. Stuart Broad and Mohammed Shami are the two bowlers inside the top-20 who have headed in the opposite direction in the latest ICC Rankings. He was surely looking out to unwind himself ahead of the second test match between India and England which is scheduled to start on August 9 at the Lord's Stadium.

Sport Eleider Alvarez KO's Sergey Kovalev In Boxing's Upset Of The Year
Author: 0 Eleider Alvarez KO's Sergey Kovalev In Boxing's Upset Of The Year

I feel OK. Thank you everyone, thank you very much to all the fans around the world for your support. Devon Alexander should win this one, but I wont you if you can't watch this one the whole way through. Kovalev could plot his resurgence with a fight against the 27-year old, whereas Eleider Alvarez could see his reign perfectly consolidated with another notch on his belt.

Sport JUST IN: Paul Pogba 'agrees five-year deal with Barcelona'
Author: 0 JUST IN: Paul Pogba 'agrees five-year deal with Barcelona'

Pogba has been linked with a move, potentially to Barcelona , being negotiated by his agent, Mino Raiola . The French star player has been having a hard relationship with Jose Mourinho and it is believed that Raiola is ready to use that as a reason for Pogba wanting to move out of Old Trafford .

Sport Bayern Munich duo speak out on Jerome Boateng rumours
Author: 0 Bayern Munich duo speak out on Jerome Boateng rumours

Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the vastly experienced Germany worldwide. 'To me, he's one of the best central defenders in the world'. The Frenchman was said to have rejoined with the squad following the hard birth his partner had that kept him out of previous pre-season fixtures. The Mirror reported over the weekend that United are ready to approach Chelsea to offer them a swap deal involving Martial and Willian as Mourinho is prepared to trade the unsettled ...

Sport Kroenke makes £1.8bn offer to buy Arsenal
Author: 0 Kroenke makes £1.8bn offer to buy Arsenal

Kroenke, owner of the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, has been a part-owner of Arsenal since 2007, gradually increasing his stake in the club. However, the prospect of the North London club being owned by one man, particularly when that one man is Kroenke, is worrying for all associated with the Gunners.

Author: 0 Kroenke's £600m outguns Usmanov to take control at Arsenal

Usmanov and his company, Red & White Holdings owned 30% of the club's shares but has reportedly accepted a £540 million offer from Kroenke and KSE Holdings. Stanley Kroenke is an American entrepreneur and businessman who owns Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE). Mr Usmanov has been critical of Mr Kroenke's running of the club on and off the field.

Sport President Donald Trump rips LeBron James in late-night tweet
Author: 0 President Donald Trump rips LeBron James in late-night tweet

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James following his CNN interview where he said he would never speak with the President. During the sit-down, James spoke of sports as something that unites people, and added that the President was "using sports to kinda divide us". Trump took to Twitter to vent on Friday night, presumably after he watched a rebroadcast of the interview.

Sport Real Madrid Star Refusing To Train With Squad
Author: 0 Real Madrid Star Refusing To Train With Squad

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed any real chance of Luka Modric's departure by declaring that any buyer must pay his €750 million (£670m/$870m) release clause. Modric helped Croatia win a silver medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer in Russian Federation. "He is a player I particularly like and I am very happy to have him in the team" Lopetegui concluded.

Sport Andy Murray pulls out of Citi Open and Rogers Cup in Toronto
Author: 0 Andy Murray pulls out of Citi Open and Rogers Cup in Toronto

Defending champion Alexander Zverev came from a set down to beat Kei Nishikori and reach the semi-finals of the Citi Open on Friday. He also will not compete in the Rogers Cup next week in Toronto, they said. Tournament director Keely O'Brien had earlier caused controversy with comments to the Washington Post encouraging Murray to play. "I do understand 3 a.m.is very hard for everyone", O'Brien said.

Sport Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull F1 and join Renault
Author: 0 Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull F1 and join Renault

Renault , with drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz, is fourth in the constructors' standings. "Personally I felt it was a time now where it was good for me to move on and have a fresh start somewhere else, I think it will be healthy for me".

Author: 0 Ohio State fans rally for Urban Meyer as job decision ticks down

Here is a full breakdown of how Ohio State plans to conduct the investigation into Meyer and his handling of the situation. "We look forward to sharing the results of this investigation and any action the university may take". Ohio State's policy on sexual misconduct says anyone who supervises faculty, staff, students or volunteers has a duty to report "when they receive a disclosure of sexual misconduct or become aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that ...

Sport Barcelona offer Mina, Gomes and £50m for Paul Pogba
Author: 0 Barcelona offer Mina, Gomes and £50m for Paul Pogba

Despite the 25-year-old's feelings, however, United have no intention of selling the Frenchman, according to one source, just two years after splashing out a then-world-record fee to bring him back to Old Trafford from Juventus . Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, is reportedly backing his client to join the Blaugrana, despite there also being interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.

Sport Higuain reveals why he ditched Sarri and Chelsea for AC Milan
Author: 0 Higuain reveals why he ditched Sarri and Chelsea for AC Milan

I renewed in November and may be able to do it again soon. "The estimation I have for ( Maurizio) Sarri is not new", Higuain said at his official unveiling as a Milan player. Their last appearance in the Champions League was in 2013-14, when they reached the last 16, while last season Arsenal swatted them 5-1 at the same stage of the Europa League.

Sport Bills' Beane thinks Corey Coleman is a low risk proposition
Author: 0 Bills' Beane thinks Corey Coleman is a low risk proposition

To this point in his career, the 15th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft has failed to live up to his draft hype. For his career, Coleman has 56 receptions for just over 700 yards and five touchdowns. The most infamous moment in Coleman's short National Football League career thus far was a dropped pass late in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on a 4th and 2 that sealed the Browns' fate for a historic 0-16 season.

Sport Chelsea enter race to sign Nabil Fekir ahead of Liverpool
Author: 0 Chelsea enter race to sign Nabil Fekir ahead of Liverpool

The signs look great for Liverpool ahead of next weekend's Premier League kick-off, with Brazil goalkeeper Alisson keeping a clean sheet on his debut in the 5-0 demolition of Carlo Ancelotti's side in Dublin. We do not know what will happen in the future but I am very good at OL. Fellow defenders Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan are struggling with hip and hamstring injuries respectively, while Croatia global Dejan Lovren only returned from his post-World Cup holiday on Monday.

Sport Chelsea's Willian: Barcelona made bid but future is with Maurizio Sarri
Author: 0 Chelsea's Willian: Barcelona made bid but future is with Maurizio Sarri

The transfer window for incoming players to Premier League clubs closes this Thursday, but Luiz is adamant the Blues have enough quality even if Courtois and Hazard go. We would like to find maybe one more because we don't have two specific players to substitute Fernandinho. "I hope we can understand it quickly and can fight for all the titles", Luiz added.

Sport Citi Open: Andy Murray battles past Marius Copil
Author: 0 Citi Open: Andy Murray battles past Marius Copil

I don't think I should be put in a position like that, when you're expected to come out and perform the next day. "Not good for fans, not good for TV, nobody". "It's not good. And it's basically like playing two matches in a day". "Not a whole lot, really, the emotions coming out at the end of an extremely long day and a long match", Murray said of what made him so emotional.

Sport United 'Hopeful' Of Completing Alderweireld Move
Author: 0 United 'Hopeful' Of Completing Alderweireld Move

According to a report in the Mirror , Alderweireld will be joining United for £60m. Clubs around Europe know that the Red Devils have money to spend and are pricing a premium on their players to make the move to Old Trafford. The Mancunians were then linked with a £35 million move for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina, with reports earlier this week claiming that the club had agreed personal terms with the Colombian global.

Sport Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Thomas wins by four shots
Author: 0 Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Thomas wins by four shots

The final World Golf Championship at Firestone lacked drama on Sunday. Thomas sensed he needed to step up and extinguish their dreams. "What can we do better?" recalled Thomas' father and swing coach, Mike. Open and he missed the cut two weeks ago at The Open. "Yeah, I hit some good shots today, but also I didn't feel like I was in control of the golf ball", Woods said.

Sport Johnny Manziel has disastrous CFL debut as Ticats romp Als
Author: 0 Johnny Manziel has disastrous CFL debut as Ticats romp Als

About five minutes later, Manziel threw his second interception of the game. It wasn't all Manziel's fault, but he was intercepted four times in the first half and put up only 104 yards on 11 completions before he was replaced by backup Vernon Adams in the fourth quarter.

Sport Chelsea's London Rivals Set To Hijack This Premier League Superstar
Author: 0 Chelsea's London Rivals Set To Hijack This Premier League Superstar

And having lived in London since the age of four, it seems Zaha is desperate to remain in the capital, linking him with Chelsea and Tottenham. Palace are understood to have placed an asking price of in excess of £70m for the Ivory Coast international's services and Hodgson insists he has no intention of losing Palace's Player of the Year for the past three seasons.

Sport Virat Kohli’s effort goes in vain as England win first Test
Author: 0 Virat Kohli’s effort goes in vain as England win first Test

Kohli , who led India to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title in 2008 and then won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2017, is the 76th player to top the Test batting rankings. There was a nervous wait as a review ended in England's favour. The risky Hardik Pandya remained at the crease, however. "This match is up there", he said at the news conference.