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Sport Nemanja Matic's fine Manchester United debut suggests £40m is money well spent
Author: 0 Nemanja Matic's fine Manchester United debut suggests £40m is money well spent

United boss Jose Mourinho gave new £40million signing Nemanja Matic his debut and the former Chelsea man strolled through a comfortable 45 minutes before being replaced by Michael Carrick at the break. The presence of Matić allowed Paul Pogba extra license to get forward, and the inclusion of a more technical presence in Andreas Pereira for the third midfield spot (as opposed to the harrying of Ander Herrera ) was notable as well.

Sport Nationals' Scherzer exits in second inning of loss to Marlins
Author: 0 Nationals' Scherzer exits in second inning of loss to Marlins

Harper put up one hit on Tuesday; Murphy had a hit and a run. Scherzer entered the game hitting.186/.255/.186 for the season, but the home run raised his slash line to.205/.271/.273, a modest improvement. He labored against the Reds in his previous turn, lasting 4 2/3 innings and giving up three runs while walking six in a no-decision. "I'll probably have shirts made".

Sport Will Fuller out with broken collarbone
Author: 0 Will Fuller out with broken collarbone

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was impressed with what he had seen out of his young wide receiver so far. Developing a suitable second threat for Hopkins has been one of O'Brien's major challenges since arriving in Houston. "Just coming in here and work every day and just prove to the quarterbacks that I'm a reliable target and just catch every pass that comes my way". He had 635 yards on 47 receptions, along with two touchdowns.

Sport Andy Murray out of Canadian Open through injury
Author: 0 Andy Murray out of Canadian Open through injury

Murray, a three-time Canada victor whose most recent title there came in 2015, has not played competitively since a five-set loss to American Sam Querrey in a Wimbledon quarter-final last month. Murray is next scheduled to play the Cincinnati Masters which starts 14 August. The Spaniard is seeded first in Montreal and will return to the top of the rankings if he gets to the semifinal.

Sport Netherlands Women 3-0 England Women: Hosts too strong for Lionesses
Author: 0 Netherlands Women 3-0 England Women: Hosts too strong for Lionesses

He said: "We'll be looking to deal with every single Holland player and make sure we make every single Holland player deal with our threats going forward". Taylor is the tournament's top scorer with five goals from just three games , after being rested for the final group game against Portugal. Zeist: Friends or not, Dutch keeper Sari van Veenendaal will be all business when she faces her in-form Arsenal teammate and England striker Jodie Taylor in the Euro semi-final on Thursday.

Author: 0 I've never chased numbers, says KL Rahul after scoring another half century

Chandimal's return will be a huge boost for the Lankans, who suffered a 304-run thrashing at the hands of the visitors in the first Test, at the Galle International Stadium, last week. "Super start. Great toss to win on the surface and India are on the driver's seat on day 1". Sri Lanka will tour India to play three Tests, five ODIs and a lone T20 in November which means India will have to cut short their tour to South Africa.

Sport Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at 'insects' after court appearance
Author: 0 Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at 'insects' after court appearance

Ronaldo has yet to resume full training with Madrid following an extended holiday after the Confederations Cup, although he could be involved in the UEFA Super Cup clash with Manchester United on August 8. Ronaldo said that he told judge Gomez on Monday that that his financial planning hadn't changed since 2004, when he was at Manchester United. We reported last month that the four-time ballon d'Or victor revealed his girlfriend was pregnant while appearing on a radio show.

Author: 0 Fernando Torres hoping for Liverpool reunion in Champions League

The playoff round draw is split into two sections: the "Champions" route and the "League" route. Last season's fourth-place finish means Liverpool are back dining at Europe's top table in 2017/18, however, assuming they overcome a play-off, and El Nino says it is exactly where they should be.

Sport Sky Sports pundit backs Liverpool to sign Southampton ace Virgil van Dijk
Author: 0 Sky Sports pundit backs Liverpool to sign Southampton ace Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk, who is valued at £60 million , has been a Liverpool target for months but a deal has failed to materialize so far. Southampton are determined not to lose their skipper this summer and had hoped van Dijk would accept their decision not to sell and rejoin the rest of his team-mates in training ahead of the new season next weekend.

Sport Patriots Celebrate Tom Brady's Birthday With A Bunch Of Goats
Author: 0 Patriots Celebrate Tom Brady's Birthday With A Bunch Of Goats

Returning from back surgery that limited his 2016 season to eight games, Gronkowski said his prior injury has responded well. In fact, Brady's 40 longest TD strikes were distributed among 20 different targets , which is a testament both to his longevity and his ability to distribute the ball, even on big plays.

Sport Former Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko Retires
Author: 0 Former Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko Retires

Stepping into the realm of boxing and being dubbed by fans as 'Dr. "I would never have imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful career". Following the loss, Klitschko bounced back to rattle off a string of knockout wins and collect a smattering of minor championship belts to put him in line for a shot at WBO champion Chris Byrd in October 2000.

Author: 0 Diego Costa to make a surprise move to force Chelsea exit

Costa is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge after his relationship with Antonio Conte broke down in January following a row over a potential move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian. It was really unfair to Diego, an unacceptable act of disrespect. "Not only have Chelsea not intervened or denied it either in public or in private, but they have renewed Conte's contract, demonstrating they agree with the dismissal of Diego Costa and the way in which it was processed".

Author: 0 Wenger confirms Sanchez will stay at Arsenal

Sanchez is believed to be less than thrilled at the prospect of spending a season without Champions League football, having finished fifth in the Premier League with the Gunners, last season. After initially being linked strongly to Monaco's Thomas Lemar, Arsenal have repeatedly faced obstacles in signing the French winger, with Monaco refusing to indulge Arsene Wenger .

Author: 0 What To Watch For In Cowboys vs. Cardinals Game

Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws while hit by Tyrone Crawford #98 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Well, it's not only the unofficial return of the National Football League after a half-year absence, but it is part of a package of National Football League content for which NBC pays roughly $1.1 billion each year through 2022.

Sport Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill injures leg at practice
Author: 0 Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill injures leg at practice

The signal-caller remained down for about 15 seconds before getting up and walking slowly to the locker room. He did not undergo offseason surgery, however. Tannehill joins running back Jay Ajayi , who suffered a concussion earlier in the week, as two key players to go down thus far for the Dolphins.

Sport Nashville Predators Captain Mike Fisher Announces Retirement
Author: 0 Nashville Predators Captain Mike Fisher Announces Retirement

The Peterborough, ON. native scored 18 goals and added 24 assists over 72 games with the Preds in 2016-17. The Nashville predators have definitely made a name for themselves as a team that did very well in the playoffs this past season. "Knowing we were so close to winning it all in June only makes it more hard to leave it behind, but I do so with hope", he added. While Nashville fans have lost one of their most valuable players, they've gained a fan for life and a moment they will ...

Sport Oscar Pistorius Reportedly Rushed To Hospital After Suffering Chest Pains
Author: 0 Oscar Pistorius Reportedly Rushed To Hospital After Suffering Chest Pains

Pistorius, 30, was taken to Kalafong Hospital Thursday morning and was expected to return to prison that same day, according to a department of corrections spokesperson, but the staff made a decision to keep him overnight. But in February 2013, he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp at his home, alleging that he had mistaken her for an intruder. Pistorius was initially convicted of manslaughter, but following an appeal, the conviction was changed to murder.

Sport Latest on Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving for Knicks' Carmelo Anthony
Author: 0 Latest on Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving for Knicks' Carmelo Anthony

Cleveland was once thought to be Anthony's preferred destination , but that was before the events of the summer. However, Melo now only has one National Basketball Association team he wants to join, the Houston Rockets . "Look, I was so happy when I got drafted by NY". While Anthony expressed his desire to play either with the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers just before the National Basketball Association free agency started, he has changed his mind.

Sport Bruce Smith: Myles Garrett is
Author: 0 Bruce Smith: Myles Garrett is "mature beyond his years"

He is doing a good job. It was no problem for Garrett to blaze through left tackle Joe Thomas and take down his own quarterback on this one play Wednesday. "He's a great teacher and a great mentor", Garrett said. Why was Smith helping the Browns? "I said, 'Occasionally, he's slow off the ball, "' Smith said.

Sport Gloves eight ounces for the duel McGregor
Author: 0 Gloves eight ounces for the duel McGregor

I'm impressed. You gotta respect the guy. Obviously in 12 rounds or hard rounds, you're going to see some marks on my face, especially that I wear the open headgear... You would not want to miss this. Because of the competitive nature of their arrangement, Malignaggi said the two haven't become close yet, as some might expect "teammates" would ahead of a fight.

Sport Sharapova out of Stanford with arm injury
Author: 0 Sharapova out of Stanford with arm injury

Sharapova had made her return from a 15-month doping ban in April before injury ruled her out of the grass-court season. The Russian only returned to action following a thigh problem on Monday, playing her first match in nearly three months at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California.

Sport Smith stands firm: No Bangladesh tour without new deals
Author: 0 Smith stands firm: No Bangladesh tour without new deals

Negotiations between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association continued today and both parties indicated progress continued to be made, but no resolution has been reached despite media reports yesterday that a deal was imminent.

Sport Rory McIlroy has confirmed his split with long-term caddie JP Fitzgerald
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy has confirmed his split with long-term caddie JP Fitzgerald

McIlroy will use Harry Diamond , the best man in his wedding, in the Bridgestone Invitational and next week in the PGA Championship, the final major of the year and the last chance for McIlroy to avoid three straight years without one. However, McIlroy's last victory in golf's big four came at the 2014 US PGA Championship and he has struggled with form and fitness this season. "We'll see how the next two weeks go but I'm not ruling anything out", McIlroy said.

Author: 0 Manchester United confirm Nemanja Matic signing

The former Vitesse Arnhem loanee made a total of 154 appearances during his two separate stints with the Blues, including 36 during the 2014-15 title-winning season under Mourinho. Lukaku, I didn't play with him at Chelsea , but I know him because we played together many times . As reported by Sky Sports (via The Independent ), ex-Manchester United man Gary Neville has expressed his surprise at Antonio Conte letting a player go that featured on a regular basis for him last season, even ...

Author: 0 Lacazette Excited To Enter "New World" of Premier League

French media has reported that Olivier Giroud is intent on staying at Arsenal , despite the fact that they have signed Alexandre Lacazette this summer. The only thing I must say with Lacazette is that week after week he looks to adapt quickly, ' he said. I was happy to finish on a high at Lyon. Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny had been deployed as one of Arsenal's three centre-backs with only limited success during the team's tour of Australia and China.

Sport Neymar agrees five-year PSG deal
Author: 0 Neymar agrees five-year PSG deal

The move would instantly make Neymar the most expensive player in the world as Barca have decreed that his release clause, which stands at €222m, would have to be met in full . Both the club and the league allegedly believe that PSG can not pay the full amount without violating FFP. "Especially when this club is infringing rules and laws".

Sport Ramos: I hope Neymar leaves Barcelona for PSG
Author: 0 Ramos: I hope Neymar leaves Barcelona for PSG

It was Gerard Pique's clean nick off a Neymar free kick that handed Copa del Ray champions from past year a victory over the current Spanish and European champions. PSG's pursuit of Neymar has angered some in Spain, where football league chief Javier Tebas says he will file a complaint with Uefa for financial fair play breaches by the French club.

Sport Ian Clark signs with New Orleans Pelicans
Author: 0 Ian Clark signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Clark, who had his jersey retired at Germantown High School past year, was a backup guard for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors last season. He will now team up with Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins , two of the league's top big men. Entering free agency, several media experts said Clark was expected to land a multi-year deal worth several million dollars, but the market around him fizzled, despite reported interest from the Milwaukee Bucks.

Sport Floyd Mayweather Challenges Conor McGregor to Fight in Smaller Gloves
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Challenges Conor McGregor to Fight in Smaller Gloves

Because the fight is contracted at the junior middleweight division limit of 154 pounds, Mayweather and McGregor have to wear 10-ounce gloves, according to the commission rules. Following the announcement from Floyd, McGregor took to Instagram with a response. As for the glove size, the contracts have already been signed and it seems like it would be nearly impossible to make any changes to the original fight agreement thus far.

Sport Robert Kubica Tests 2017 Renault F1 Car, Gets Warm Welcome On Return
Author: 0 Robert Kubica Tests 2017 Renault F1 Car, Gets Warm Welcome On Return

Kubica's test of the Renault RS17 was the French manufacturer's chance to assess his pace and fitness in an up-to-date auto, following two outings in modified old cars earlier this year. Given the test takes place just days after the Hungarian Grand Prix and in similar conditions, Renault had the chance for a like-for-like comparison against the benchmarks set at the weekend by Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer .

Sport Phillies Cancel Pete Rose Giveaway Following Statutory Rape Allegation
Author: 0 Phillies Cancel Pete Rose Giveaway Following Statutory Rape Allegation

A plaque for Rose will not be added to the Phillies' Wall of Fame as was previously planned. In a statement , the Philles said due to recent events, the Phillies and Pete Rose have decided that Pete will not participate in the Phillies Alumni Weekend festivities to be held at Citizens Bank Park on August 10-13, 2017.

Sport Barcelona forward Neymar tells teammates he is leaving for PSG
Author: 0 Barcelona forward Neymar tells teammates he is leaving for PSG

He arrived at Barcelona's training ground on Wednesday to tell team mates he was moving to Paris, Catalan radio RAC1 reported. " PSG's ambition is to have great world-renowned players to raise the reputation of the club and give the players and the coach the level that they are hoping to achieve".