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Author: 0 Jack Wilshere could make an unlikely transfer to top European club

The Frenchman did confirm Ozil "should be back" for Saturday's game at home to Crystal Palace after a knee injury has kept him out since Arsenal's 2-2 draw at home to Chelsea. He added: "Overall we played our real game in the first half; good pace, good combination and we created great chances". "Why? Because we have big players that are at the end of their contract and that is the first time that it happens, that we have such influential players close to the end of their contracts and it ...

Sport Juventus closing in on deal for rejuvenated Jack Wilshere
Author: 0 Juventus closing in on deal for rejuvenated Jack Wilshere

Bianconeri boss Max Allegri is rumoured to be a keen admirer of the talents of the 26-year-old, with Juve hopeful of securing Wilshere's signature in another of their famed free transfer arrivals of recent years. He is completely focused on Arsenal . "The fact that he has been away [on loan], he comes back, he realises as well that life is not so bad here maybe.

Sport Aguero hat trick helps Man City get back to winning ways
Author: 0 Aguero hat trick helps Man City get back to winning ways

The Argentine, who put five past the Magpies in one game in 2015, notched up his second treble of the season on Saturday to take his overall tally against the Tynesiders to 14 in 12 matches. Newcastle rallied, with Jacob Murphy scoring four minutes later. "Now we have the Carabao Cup semi-final and FA Cup and West Brom next week, so we go forward and have to win these games and after we will be closer to the championship".

Sport Alexis Sanchez 'completes Manchester United medical'
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez 'completes Manchester United medical'

An official announcement is expected to be made by United within the next 48 hours, but on Sunday evening a leaked photo emerged of Sanchez wearing United's No.7 shirt at Old Trafford. It was Lukaku who held the ball up on halfway and rolled in Martial for his goal at Turf Moor and Mourinho was quick to highlight his contribution.

Sport Otamendi lauds Pep Guardiola after extending deal
Author: 0 Otamendi lauds Pep Guardiola after extending deal

The Brazil global, due to see his existing terms expire at the end of the current campaign, is now tied down at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2020. Meanwhile, manager Pep Guardiola hit out at detractors for focusing on the money they have spent when other clubs have splurged the same but, have not managed to bring in the quantity of players they have.

Sport Keys returns to Aussie Open quarters with win over Garcia
Author: 0 Keys returns to Aussie Open quarters with win over Garcia

It looked as though the No. 17 seed was set to post the first double-bagel at the Australian Open since Annika Beck blitzed Petra Martic in the first round in 2014, but her Russian opponent rallied to avoid her place in the history books by winning the penultimate game of the drubbing.

Sport Natalie Portman describes 'sexual terrorism' she experienced at aged 13
Author: 0 Natalie Portman describes 'sexual terrorism' she experienced at aged 13

He said: 'Beautiful weather all over our great country, a flawless day for all Women to March. This year, in round two, they returned in tens of thousands across Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and other cities of the USA and the world in solidarity yet again, with the Women's March continuing the protest against racism, gender bias, and sexual assault.

Sport Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'
Author: 0 Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

You took advantage of our passions and our dreams. And don't for a minute think the sexual assault scandal at Baylor had such major repercussions because of concern about the victims. "This is almost five times the size and no one knows about it". It drew a US$2.4 million fine for Penn State University and even the removal of a statue of Joe Paterno, Sandusky's superior and until then the most celebrated coach in the land.

Sport Manchester United indebted to Anthony Martial for unlocking Burnley's defence
Author: 0 Manchester United indebted to Anthony Martial for unlocking Burnley's defence

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has explained his reason for selecting Ashley Young ahead of Luke Shaw for the Premier League clash at Burnley . Dyche said in his post-match press conference: "I thought the performance was very good". Martial combined with Pogba before shooting just wide as the half drew to a close, but the France worldwide made the most of his next opportunity with the first piece of real quality in the game .

Sport No Utah Cities Make The Cut For Second Amazon Headquarters
Author: 0 No Utah Cities Make The Cut For Second Amazon Headquarters

As you can see, the only city on the West Coast that's being considered is Los Angeles , with the rest of the cities and locations either in the Central US, Midwest, or East Coast. Also making the cut was Washington DC and two of its surrounding communities: Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. "I would imagine that for this type of initiative, wherever the conversation goes depending on what Amazon has in mind, it's going to vary, and I think until we hear from them about ...

Sport Panthers' Greg Olsen named finalist for NFL's 'Man of the Year'
Author: 0 Panthers' Greg Olsen named finalist for NFL's 'Man of the Year'

The award was established in 1970, but renamed in 1999 after Payton, the Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears running back. The victor will be announced February 3 at the NFL Honors program in Minneapolis. Watson's One More foundation is described as a vehicle to "carry the hope and love of Christ to those who need it most, while understanding that the best and most efficient way to reach people's hearts is by first meeting their physical needs".

Sport Fit-again Sharapova focusing on positives despite Australian Open exit
Author: 0 Fit-again Sharapova focusing on positives despite Australian Open exit

It's a lot of things that take time. I'll have to bring it. In her briefing with reporters, Halep admitted she thought she was on her way home when staring at the trio of match points. Kerber is now 12-0 for the season, and carving a good case for reaching the final weekend where her Major-winning career began two years ago. "But it was good because I relaxed my arm and I served pretty well those three balls".

Sport Chelsea close in on Roma duo with Batshuayi not included
Author: 0 Chelsea close in on Roma duo with Batshuayi not included

Roma's Edin Dzeko is also being sounded out by Chelsea , with the west London club having reached an advanced stage in negotiations to bring in his team-mate Emerson Palmieri for around £25 million . Palace are ready to sell - but they would want all their money back on the Belgian worldwide who they secured from Liverpool in 2016, in a deal worth £32million.

Sport Newcastle United Fans Mercilessly Roast Defender Javier Manquillo on Social Media
Author: 0 Newcastle United Fans Mercilessly Roast Defender Javier Manquillo on Social Media

That may have been the message Sergio Aguero was trying to deliver as he inspired runaway leader Manchester City to a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle on Saturday. "The way we fought and the way we tried to play when they defended with many players in the box, that's why it is so good". "I said "don't look back, don't look at our contenders behind, look at what we have to achieve" because if you try to watch what happened behind, if we look at what they do, that is not a good solution ...

Sport Neymar? I'd rather watch the golf, says Bale
Author: 0 Neymar? I'd rather watch the golf, says Bale

Zidane had Bale, Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all fit and at his disposal, although the French striker was made to wait on the bench before being fielded in tandem with his celebrated forward colleagues for the first time in 273 days. "Everybody likes him in planet football, he is a great player". Asked at a press conference if Neymar might one day play for Real, Zidane said he didn't talk about other teams' players before praising the winger who joined Paris Saint Germain in August.

Sport Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller star in Bayern Munich win
Author: 0 Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller star in Bayern Munich win

It's the sixth consecutive round in which Bayern has extended its lead since a defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the 13th round - Jupp Heynckes' only blot in 17 games across all competitions since he returned as coach. Lewandowski, who had missed Bayern's last match with a knee injury, put Bayern 2-1 ahead with a powerful header in the 63rd minute. Bayern made the points safe in the 84th minute when James's ball over the top picked out Muller, allowing the Germany worldwide to slot home ...

Sport Jack Wilshere facing medical and pay-cut for Arsenal stay
Author: 0 Jack Wilshere facing medical and pay-cut for Arsenal stay

Wilshere is out of contract in the summer and, according to The Sun , the Gunners are offering a new deal which would see the England midfielder take a cut in his basic pay but include greater incentives if the 26-year-old stays fit. "There is one club in particular, much closer to his current home, I feel should be monitoring developments more than others; a club desperately in need of Conte's persona, who would send a rocket through every department of their institution and instantly ...

Sport Mel Kiper 2018 NFL Mock Draft: Version 1.0 Released
Author: 0 Mel Kiper 2018 NFL Mock Draft: Version 1.0 Released

With a need to start filling air time for fans of teams not among those playing in the conference championship games, ESPN's Mel Kiper is here to save the day with his first of many mock drafts for this spring's festivities. The Browns also own the fourth-overall pick, which they got previous year from the Houston Texans - who moved up to select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Sport Rob Gronkowski victim of cheap shot by Jaguars? NFL reaction
Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski victim of cheap shot by Jaguars? NFL reaction

Gronkowski was laid out in a brutal helmet-to-helmet shot, and he exited to the locker room. Gronkowski was charted on the field for the Patriots' first 26 offensive snaps of the game, which reflects his importance to the team. He tweeted, "The hit on Gronk is the only way Church could have done his job without just obliterating Gronks knee". No. 2 tight end Dwayne Allen stepped into his role at the end of the second quarter and into the second half.

Author: 0 Hazard nets double as Chelsea ease to victory at Brighton

Having now seen Eden play around 300 games for Chelsea , all told, it's easy to take his quality for granted, to not appreciate the good and concentrate on the bad. Despite making a fantastic reflex save to get down low and deny Tomer Hemed from close range and another to deny Scheletto, Caballero does not command the box as well as Courtois does.

Sport Thunder scoring spree denies LeBron James milestone
Author: 0 Thunder scoring spree denies LeBron James milestone

CLEVELAND There was none of the usual postgame chatter or music in the Cavaliers locker room. LeBron James finished with 18 points, leaving him seven shy of becoming the seventh player in league history with 30,000 career points. But coach Ty Lue doesn't think change is necessary. It was a strong showing for OKC's key players. "We're not ready for the playoffs", James said, echoing a sentiment he expressed last week.

Sport Memphis Depay Strikes A Wonder Goal In Last Minute vs PSG
Author: 0 Memphis Depay Strikes A Wonder Goal In Last Minute vs PSG

PSG is entering the road match on the heels of a sensational 8-0 beatdown of Dijon in a midweek affair, but Lyon is entering in top form, too. Lyon's Memphis Depay celebrates with Anthony Lopes after the match against Paris St Germain.

Sport Christian Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record
Author: 0 Christian Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

If ratified, the performance by the 21-year-old at the Rock Norman Track & Field Complex would take 0.02 seconds off the world record that was set in 1998 - and then equalled in 2001 - by fellow United States sprinter Maurice Greene. The time still needs to be ratified by athletics' world governing body, the IAAF. His previous best was 6.45 seconds, which he recorded when he won the USA indoor championship a year ago.

Sport Rafael Nadal advances into 4th round at Australian Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal advances into 4th round at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal looked in ominous form in a crushing win over Damir Dzumhur to reach the last 16, overcoming the Bosnian 28th seed 6-1 6-3 6-1. Nadal won both the French and US Open a year ago to reclaim the world number one spot, while setting a record for 10 tournament wins at the former.

Sport Celtics' Irving set for return from shoulder situation
Author: 0 Celtics' Irving set for return from shoulder situation

The loss Thursday night came on a controversial foul call on Shelvin Mack against Isaiah Thomas. Although Stevens and Jaylen Brown chose to praise the Magic instead of heaping any further misery on their own team, for at least one player it feels like the floor just caved in.

Sport Pochettino not happy with Spurs' performance in Southampton draw
Author: 0 Pochettino not happy with Spurs' performance in Southampton draw

What's more , the Spurs hitman has enjoyed playing Southampton in recent seasons, bagging a hat-trick against the Saints on Boxing Day, as well as notching in his last two trips to St Mary's. "We still have the possibility to fight [for the top four]". In fact, they lost to Tottenham less than a month ago in EPL action, a 5-2 thrashing at White Hart Lane where Southampton looked very much like a relegation-threatened side.

Sport England confirm ODI series win over Australia
Author: 0 England confirm ODI series win over Australia

England named an unchanged side for the third successive match as they looked to seal a 3-0 series victory. Smith was given out caught behind at a critical juncture of the third ODI in Sydney on Sunday, edging low to Jos Buttler who immediately celebrated the catch.

Sport Koepka faces race to be ready for Masters
Author: 0 Koepka faces race to be ready for Masters

The 27-year-old is now set to miss the next eight to 12 weeks, with the first major of the year at Augusta starting on April 5. Koepka said at Kapalua it was still bothering him, and he says he probably shouldn't have played. Earlier in January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, he was still feeling the wrist pain. There is also the bigger 2018 picture of Koepka being fit for September's Ryder Cup given he was such an integral of the victorious USA Ryder Cup team.

Sport Prosecutors drop charges against more than 100 inauguration riot defendants
Author: 0 Prosecutors drop charges against more than 100 inauguration riot defendants

Mark Goldstone, a defense lawyer whose two clients are also on the list of 59 people the government says it will continue to prosecute, told BuzzFeed News in an email that, "Those 129 cases should have been dismissed a year ago, but we are very excited that the Government recognized that it was logically impossible for 217 defendants to have done the exact same conduct".

Sport Nike Reveals Limited Edition PlayStation-Themed Basketball Shoes
Author: 0 Nike Reveals Limited Edition PlayStation-Themed Basketball Shoes

Paul George has unveiled his new signature Nike shoe, and it's got a Playstation theme. "It's incredible the relationship I have with Nike", he said. This isn't George's first go at combining gaming and footwear, the PG1 saw Nike teaming up with National Basketball Association 2K17's developer on a special 2K model, which actually featured a sock liner with a render of George taken from the game.

Sport CM Punk to get another shot in UFC
Author: 0 CM Punk to get another shot in UFC

Speaking with the Associated Press' Dan Gelston , White said Punk wants to fight again in UFC and that the company plans to follow through on that aim. "I like that guy. He's a good dude", White said. Former WWE Champion CM Punk made his professional MMA debut at UFC 203 , suffering a defeat to Mickey Gall.

Sport San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/21/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/21/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ball has yet to return to practice and coach Walton wasn't willing to say if he'd return during the team's upcoming five-game road trip, so there's certainly a chance he misses a handful more games. He'll miss his fourth straight game for the Lakers , who will also be without Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Ball injured his knee late in an overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on January 13.