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Neymar to miss Paris St-Germain debut in French league

Neymar to miss Paris St-Germain debut in French league The Straits Times takes a closer look at the numbers behind Neymar's imminent transfer and how it stacks up to previous record transfers and wages. "We don't care about speculation in the media". "Without Neymar PSG is a great club but with Neymar it's a little better". Defending the cost of the transfer, he said: "Today is expensive but in two or three years?" This is the power of PS... [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger on Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal future

Arsene Wenger has "nothing" to say regarding Alexis Sanchez's contract situation at Arsenal and reiterated that the Chile worldwide will remain at the Emirates Stadium for the upcoming campaign. When asked if the Chilean has shown any interest in a new contract, Wenger actively refused to give anything away, saying: "Every negotiation has to be a little bit secret". [Full Article...]

Chase Utley Silences Mets Fans with Massive Home Run

Chase Utley Silences Mets Fans with Massive Home Run Hill, who allowed three runs and six hits with eight strikeouts in five innings, and four relievers limited the Mets to three hits in the final eight innings. The Dodgers' team ERA is 3.09, nearly a half-run ahead of the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks (3.52 entering their Saturday night matchup against the Giants), and the bullpen ERA was 2.95 entering Saturday's game, which trailed only the ... [Full Article...]

Four strengths of Liverpool's opponents Hoffenheim - and three weaknesses

Four strengths of Liverpool's opponents Hoffenheim - and three weaknesses While the Liverpool boss has largely succeeded in that, one player has failed to escape injury free. "I said we always want to develop this team and there are two things to do - signings and training so we did both". Klopp has a mixed record versus Hoffenheim - winning five, drawing six and losing five of the 16 games with them while he was in charge of Mainz and Borussia Dortmund - but Liv... [Full Article...]

Darshan Lal becomes first Hindu minister of Pakistan in over two decades

Almost a week after Nawaz Sharif's ouster, Pakistan's new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi created new ministries and divisions in his newly formed cabinet on Friday. As many as five prime ministers - Khawaja Nazimuddin, Mohammad Ali Bogra, Chaudhry Mohammad Ali, Hossain Shaheed Suharwardi and I.I. Chundrigar - were sent home by governor general Ghulam Muhammad, a former bureaucrat, using enorm... [Full Article...]

Hall of Fame confuses Morten Andersen with some other Scandinavian dude

Hall of Fame confuses Morten Andersen with some other Scandinavian dude He had six seasons of at least 10 sacks and his 139.5 career sacks rank seventh all time . Taylor, who became a six-time Pro Bowler and four-time Dolphins MVP, was lightly recruited by college coaches. Davis played only seven seasons and 78 regular-season games but surely made them count, especially the 1998 season. His agent, Neil Schwartz will present Davis. [Full Article...]

Athletics' Matt Joyce Accused Of Using Gay Slur Toward Fan During Game

Athletics' Matt Joyce Accused Of Using Gay Slur Toward Fan During Game In May, Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays was suspended for two games for using a homophobic term toward Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte during a game. "I'm deeply ashamed and embarrassed at my actions and the language that I did use". "The incident that kind of unfolded last night, in the eighth inning I obviously hit the ball hard and Cron made a diving play". [Full Article...]

Bellis Bursts Into First Semifinal in Stanford

Bellis Bursts Into First Semifinal in Stanford She also controlled the net, winning 10 of 13 points there. Asked about her chances going forward, Kvitova said, "Well, I don't really care about my chances". "An example today was she kind of overpowered me a lot, and I think if I was a bit bigger, a bit stronger, that would've helped me". She lost her serve once in the first set, the first time she had been broken all week. [Full Article...]

Nishikori advances to Citi Open quarterfinals

Nishikori advances to Citi Open quarterfinals In other second-round action, second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat 13th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 7-5. Anderson dispatched the world number seven 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (9/7) in a thriller that lasted two hours and 46 minutes and was not decided until the final racquet swing. [Full Article...]

Team World beats Team Africa in NBA Africa Game

Team World beats Team Africa in NBA Africa Game Brown was put on team Africa in which he helped win against Team World in a 108-97 victory. Last night Jaylen Brown lit up the Stat sheet in the NBA Africa game with a team high 15 points. Fans were treated to a real NBA 2017 experience as they witnessed their favourite basketball superstars compete. Africa made up the difference, winning quarters two and three to draw it to a 77-77 tie at t... [Full Article...]

Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona enter race for Arsenal target Thomas Lemar

Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona enter race for Arsenal target Thomas Lemar Sanchez has just 12 months remaining on his contract at the Emirates, and could leave for free next summer if he doesn't extend his current deal. Alexis Sanchez , who scored 30 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners last season, is said to be growing increasingly frustrated about Champions League football, or lack thereof, at Arsenal and is even willing to take a pay cut ... [Full Article...]

Mbappe to leave Monaco, Barcelona interested

Mbappe to leave Monaco, Barcelona interested With Marco Verratti and Edinson Cavani among those still there, Emery believes PSG can sweep the board. Monaco's successes of last season, when they also reached the Champions League semi-finals, were built with a young team, including the 18-year-old Mbappe . [Full Article...]

Thompson: Coutinho would damage Brazil chances replacing Iniesta at Barcelona

Thompson: Coutinho would damage Brazil chances replacing Iniesta at Barcelona However, sources close to Barcelona insist that they are pushing hard to land Coutinho - who is likely to be the replacement for Neymar , who is inching closer to sealing a world record switch to Paris Saint Germain. Maybe the most difficult to get, but the one that's most worthwhile. Coutinho directly contributed in 23 goals (36 games) for the Merseysiders last season. [Full Article...]

Bayern win German Super Cup after shootout

Bayern win German Super Cup after shootout And they twice found themselves behind in the curtain-raising Klassiker, with Robert Lewandowski cancelling out Christian Pulisic's opener and Roman Burki's unfortunate late own goal meaning Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was unable to call himself the match-winner. [Full Article...]

49ers LB Malcolm Smith injured in practice

Shanahan was asked if the injury to Smith was long-term. In March, Smith was signed by the 49ers to a five-year deal. "Neither one of them are good news", Shanahan said. "Reuben, he has a lot of flash plays", Saled said earlier in training camp. "Reuben will definitely come downhill and smack you", Bowman said. "I think at linebacker you have to smart, patient, know when you can shoot your gun... [Full Article...]

Mo Farah Wins 10000m Gold Medal at IAAF World Championships

The double Olympic champion's time, 26 minutes, 49.51 seconds, was the fastest in the world this year, but the triumph in his final global 10,000 meters did not come easy. Remember Farah had to haul himself off the track in Rio after a hearts in mouth-inducing fall. He's already said goodbye to the 200m, which I guess is one less go to worry about but it's still a loaded event. [Full Article...]

Wladimir Klitschko Retires from Boxing; Internet Explodes

Wladimir Klitschko Retires from Boxing; Internet Explodes Klitschko, who also won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, and his elder brother Vitali, who held the WBO and WBC titles, dominated heavyweight boxing for almost 15 years. "I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career", he added. Kubrat Pulev, a Bulgarian fighter whose record stands at 26-1, and his only loss cam... [Full Article...]

Arsenal Duo Ozil & Ramsey Doubtful For Community Shield Clash

The Blues face up against the Gunners, who they faced in the FA Cup final, and fell to a 2-1 defeat . It seems very likely that Chelsea will be inspired for this "friendly". Victor Moses is not suspended after his sending off in the FA Cup final. The FA Cup holders go into the game with uncertainty shrouding their key man Alexis Sanchez , with rumours persisting he could be heading out of ... [Full Article...]

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Braves trade Sean Rodriguez to Pirates

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Braves trade Sean Rodriguez to Pirates However, in late January Rodriguez and his family were involved in a vehicle accident that required him to undergo surgery on his left shoulder. But Rodriguez worked his way back and made his Braves debut on July 17. To make room on the 40-man roster for Rodriguez and Kontos, both Jhan Marinez and Danny Ortiz were designated for assignment . The Pirates are 9 1/2 games back of the second ... [Full Article...]

Wenger insists Alexis staying: And he'll give 100% to Arsenal

In China last week, chief executive Ivan Gazidis spoke about how Arsenal were committed to letting their youngsters flourish. The transparency of society is very pushy but we have to resist a little bit, as much as we can. With less than a year left on his current deal, no extension appears forthcoming. Conte originally wanted Romelu Lukaku, but the former Chelsea striker opted to join Manche... [Full Article...]


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