• Arsenal close in on double signing as Unai Emery continues squad overhaul
Arsenal close in on double signing as Unai Emery continues squad overhaul

Two-time former champions Uruguay will take on 1998 World Cup winners France in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday. Torreira was one of several players who impressed for Uruguay in Russian Federation this summer as La Celeste reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup before being eliminated by France.

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  • Thibaut Courtois fails to report back for training at Chelsea
Thibaut Courtois fails to report back for training at Chelsea

Courtois , who wants to join Real Madrid , was handed an extended holiday after following his involvement with Belgium at the World Cup . Chelsea forward Willian has revealed the only club to have made an official, concrete offer for his services this summer is Barcelona .

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  • Conor McGregor to Fight in UFC 229 on October 6
Conor McGregor to Fight in UFC 229 on October 6

Nurmagomedov claimed the vacant belt by defeating Al Iaquinta - a late stand-in after the withdrawals of Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway - by unanimous decision, and his first defence will be against McGregor . McGregor's standing as one of the most bankable stars on the planet probably helped his cause, too, and the build-up to this event promis...

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  • Brian Urlacher Enshrined In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame
Brian Urlacher Enshrined In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Urlacher grew up in Lovington, New Mexico, played at UNM and was drafted by the Bears where he played his entire career. "I'm here tonight to pay respect to the men and women who made this all possible". The greatest is tough to single out, but no pass catcher was more impossible to guard man-to-man. One ambitious traveling contingent included si...

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  • Sarri sees big future for Barkley
Sarri sees big future for Barkley

Guardiola told me that here in England it is very hard. The Italian was less sure about the future of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who is also on the radar of Real Madrid . "But only maybe one player". "I'm not interested in the agent", Sarri said. Luiz returned for a second spell at Chelsea from PSG in the summer of 2016, and went on to ...

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  • Douglas Luiz convinces Pep Guardiola he is the man for midfield
Douglas Luiz convinces Pep Guardiola he is the man for midfield

The last four editions of the Community Shield have been won by the FA Cup winners. City kick off their season against Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday when Guardiola will be without many of his first team, who have only just returned following the World Cup.

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  • Thibaut Courtois' agent delivers warning to Chelsea over Real Madrid rumours
Thibaut Courtois' agent delivers warning to Chelsea over Real Madrid rumours

With that in mind, let's have a look at five keepers who could find themselves in between the sticks for Chelsea's opening game. Butland was one of Stoke's few stars last campaign, and Chelsea have been rumoured to have been chasing him for the majority of the transfer window.

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  • Alisson to make Liverpool debut in Napoli friendly, says Klopp
Alisson to make Liverpool debut in Napoli friendly, says Klopp

Liverpool are considering getting rid of goalkeeper Loris Karius before the transfer window shuts, according to reports , with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen showing interest in the 25-year-old. Ings joined Liverpool from Burnley for just £6.5 million, meaning the Reds are in line to make a big profit on the forward who has been plagu...

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  • Gabriel Jesus signs five-year contract extension
Gabriel Jesus signs five-year contract extension

It helped us feel that it would be business as usual and that we could have another successful campaign. If that was not the case then Fernandinho last season would not have extended the contract, and now Gabriel. "We would like [to keep Douglas Luiz] but he does not have a visa or a work permit yet", Guardiola explained. I think we need something,...

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  • Virat Kohli Says Edgbaston Century Still Not His Best In Test Cricket
Virat Kohli Says Edgbaston Century Still Not His Best In Test Cricket

Alastair Cook has been done in twice by the same ball from Indian master spinner Ravi Ashwin in the first Test at Edgbaston . Jimmy Anderson was on 2 not out. England enjoyed a good day. Shami had bowling figures of 3-64. With scores of 40, 49*, 167, 81, 62 and 6* in his last 6 innings, Kohli looked set for yet another huge knock and the right-h...

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  • Urban Meyer Placed On Administrative Leave By Ohio State
Urban Meyer Placed On Administrative Leave By Ohio State

Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administration leave. Meyer said he and his wife, Shelley , addressed the incident with the Smiths, but that's about as far as it went. Separately, a court hearing for Zach Smith was postponed Thursday on a domestic protection order sought by his ex-wife. Urban Meyer is suspended from Ohio State.

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  • Manchester United 1-1 Club America: Juan Mata goal earns friendly draw
Manchester United 1-1 Club America: Juan Mata goal earns friendly draw

Shaw told the club's official website: " It's annoying for me to say I need to prove myself but I know what I can do and that's why I'm still here ". Mata salvaged a draw with America in sweltering conditions in Phoenix, where the Red Devils looked to be facing defeat.

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  • Manchester United end US tour with Real Madrid win
Manchester United end US tour with Real Madrid win

The Guardian is reporting that Manchester United have informed Mourinho that there are finances available to improve the Red Devils squad before the current transfer window shuts. "I didn't learn anything [from this game]" Mourinho continued. What I don't agree with is that the Premier League starts now. Mourinho was in exactly the same posi...

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  • Yankees Land JA Happ, Likely Not Finished on Trade Market
Yankees Land JA Happ, Likely Not Finished on Trade Market

This is good news for the Yankees, who will likely slot Happ to pitch in those three series. Being traded at the deadline is nothing new for Happ. Most recently, in 2016 - the same season he went 20-4 with a 3.18 ERA and finished sixth in Cy Young voting - he made a pair of playoff starts for the Blue Jays, winning one and losing one.

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  • Newcastle Agree On A Decent Fee For Unwanted Striker
Newcastle Agree On A Decent Fee For Unwanted Striker

The Cottagers have been wrangling with Newcastle over a price for the Serbian striker, who was a key figure in their promotion push after spending the second half of last season on loan at the London club. It means we can bring in another striker and we can be stronger. Gayle struggled in the Premier League, however, scoring just twice last seaso...

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  • Thibaut Courtois talks with Real Madrid halted as Chelsea seek replacement
Thibaut Courtois talks with Real Madrid halted as Chelsea seek replacement

Though parting with Willian may not be Maurizio Sarri's intention, if it means that we keep hold of Hazard, it may well be worth it. Willian , who had an impressive 2018 FIFA World Cup with Brazil, looked set to join the Blaugrana in this transfer window, but after numerous bids were rejected, the Catalan club seemingly opted to sign Borde...

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  • Liverpool thrash Manchester United in International Champions Cup
Liverpool thrash Manchester United in International Champions Cup

An off-season arrival from relegated Premier League side Stoke City, Switzerland star Shaqiri came off the bench and netted a sensational overhead kick from 12 yards after Sheyi Ojo and Daniel Sturridge put the Reds ahead. We are here just to survive and to have some not very ugly results ", he said. "We don't have wingers, we don't have strik...

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  • Kawhi Leonard passes Raptors physical, completing trade with Spurs, report says
Kawhi Leonard passes Raptors physical, completing trade with Spurs, report says

Leonard possibly was going to use the event as a chance to showcase the status of his recovery. "I'm excited that Kawhi was able to do what he wanted to do". A few others have reportedly stated they will not be in attendance, including LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Green and his Spurs teammate Kawhi Leonard have a fresh start together with the ...

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  • Teenager Emile Rowe dazzles in Arsenal loss
Teenager Emile Rowe dazzles in Arsenal loss

Arsenal began their International Champions Cup with a penalty shootout loss to Atletico Madrid in Singapore . After Jack Wilshere joined West Ham earlier this month following talks with Unai Emery , Ramsey is now Arsenal's longest-serving player.

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  • German GP: Sebastian Vettel's crash one of his 'darkest moments'
German GP: Sebastian Vettel's crash one of his 'darkest moments'

The four-time world champion was leading in his Ferrari until rain began to fall, more heavily in some parts of the circuit than others. Sebastian Vettel insists he "won't have difficultly sleeping" following his crash while leading the German Grand Prix that ultimately cost the Ferrari driver an nearly certain win on home soil.

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  • Man laughs after snatching baseball from little boy at game
Man laughs after snatching baseball from little boy at game

People on social media were not happy. The Cubs made up for the kid missing out on the ball by delivering two baseballs signed by Javier Baez . CBS News reached out to the Cubs but could not independently confirm Kaplan's account. Well, according to David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago, the man who was vilified had given the boy a baseball ear...

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  • Villa backs Guardiola's City to retain Premier League title
Villa backs Guardiola's City to retain Premier League title

Midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita arrived at Anfield earlier in the window for an initial £44m and £49m respectively. Guardiola knows all about heavy spending, having already laid out just over £500 million on new players since taking over at the Etihad in the summer of 2016.

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  • Roma Consider Legal Action Over Barcelona’s Malcom Hijack
Roma Consider Legal Action Over Barcelona’s Malcom Hijack

Roma are considering taking legal action over Barcelona's £37million transfer for Malcom . " We are looking at our options and seeing if we have a legal case ". I told them enough, because we did not want to enter an auction: we could not continue like that, and yesterday we had only raised our offer because of the willingness and desire of our ...

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  • New Zealand romp to World Sevens crown
New Zealand romp to World Sevens crown

New Zealand took advantage of a France penalty to extend its lead by five. "They are a quality side and we will have to be at our very best if we want to continue in the competition", Snyman said. Their toughest game came in the semi-finals earlier Saturday, when they were pushed all the way in a 26-21 win over the United States. Canada finished...

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  • Tour de France riders sprayed with tear gas amid protest by farmers
Tour de France riders sprayed with tear gas amid protest by farmers

A key member of Team Sky's eight-man squad for the race, the Italian will head home with unanswered questions over his future on the team. "The rider pleaded his case through his directeurs sportifs who were heard by the jury of commissaires", read the statement from the race jury.

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  • 'When we win I'm German, when we lose I'm an immigrant' - Ozil
'When we win I'm German, when we lose I'm an immigrant' - Ozil

The Arsenal midfielder will not add to his 92 caps, 23 goals and 40 assists for his country following political tensions regarding his Turkish roots and his omission from the starting XI during this summer's World Cup as the defending champions embarrassingly crashed out in the group stage.

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  • Trump should disclose details of conversation with Putin, - ex-head of Central Intelligence Agency
Trump should disclose details of conversation with Putin, - ex-head of Central Intelligence Agency

Mr Trump has drawn strong criticism from both Republicans and Democrats over his initial reluctance to blame Russian Federation for alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. He said: "I have full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies, I always have". Before his Aspen Security Forum appearance, Coats was already portrayed as a voice...

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  • Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund: Pulisic scores twice against depleted Reds
Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund: Pulisic scores twice against depleted Reds

The 25-year-old was spared further blushes though as the midfielder's long-range effort went wide. No Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino but still plenty for Klopp to think about. The Reds' fifth match of pre-season was their most testing yet, as Klopp came up against his former club in the International Champions Cup in Charlotte.

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  • Tour de France 2018 - Geraint Thomas wins Stage 11, takes yellow jersey
Tour de France 2018 - Geraint Thomas wins Stage 11, takes yellow jersey

The Dutchman could not sustain the pace of Thomas, who also caught and then left in his wake the Spaniard Mikel Nieve, the last survivor of the day's breakaway. The French rider, who previously won the Walloon Arrow one-day classic in Belgium in April and the 2016 Tour of California, had had plenty of disappointments over the years.

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  • Fabregas adds fuel to Conte sack reports
Fabregas adds fuel to Conte sack reports

Chelsea's sacking of Antonio Conte is a mere formality now as Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas has paid a tribute to the outgoing Italian tactician on Twitter before the club officially announced his exit. He added that his agreement for the sale of Jorginho with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was in place "irrespective of whether or not Sar...

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