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Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United's transfer activity is sufficient


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had an answer, pointing to Chelsea sending numerous players out on loan, but Conte insisted: "I'm not looking for sympathy of any coaches for this situation". Comparisons have been drawn to Thierry Henry, but even Arsenal's prolific striker took time to adjust to English physicality, failing to score in his first eight games after his arrival from Juventus. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool say Brazilian is 'definitively' not for sale

Coutinho is being heavily linked with Barcelona , who are seeking a replacement for Neymar after the forward's world-record €222million move to Paris Saint-Germain. Klopp expressed his sentiments to United Kingdom outlets that Coutinho will stay at Anfield because he is part of his plan this season with the club keen to navigate a tricky Champions League playoff round tie with German club Hoffenheim . Read More »

Kenya poll 2017: Commission denies system was hacked


Kenya's election commission confirmed there had been an attempt to hack into its system but said it had failed . "The process is still underway". His opposition party has maintained that the electoral commission's servers were hacked and the poll rigged in favor of Kenyatta. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho hands in transfer request

For many on Merseyside, the scenario is eerily familiar, with Fernando Torres, Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling all leaving when the club hoped they would stay. "Neither can we underestimate how hard that is". "It's not that we decide on our own, it's also about other clubs". New signing Mohamed Salah scored 4 goals in the pre-season and we can expect the Egyptian global to start with Sadio Mane in the attack behind Roberto Firmino . Read More »

Barcelona Target Coutinho 'Definitively' Not For Sale - Liverpool

Sky Sports reports a member of his family as saying: "Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail". You can add it to your betslip here. The Independent claims that the European giants have turned their attention to the Spurs ace after Liverpool asserted that they would not be selling Philippe Coutinho this summer with a statement on their official website on Friday. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Stunned by 18-Year-Old Denis Shapovalov at Rogers Cup


Shapovalov is the lowest-ranked player - since the 144th-ranked Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round of the 2014 Wimbledon - to beat Nadal in a tournament. Nadal hit 20 winners in his straight-sets win over Coric, including seven aces. The two held serve through the third. Federer is through to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1 victory over David Ferrer despite losing the first set, although he can not claim the world number one place until Cincinnati. Read More »

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger not 'super optimistic' on Alexis Sanchez stay


I don't need assurances sometimes because that's what the reality is. Wenger's extended contract did not please every Arsenal fan, so there is added pressure to deliver. Expectations at both clubs vary, but there is similar pressure on both managers to deliver much better results this season. Arsenal will be without some familiar faces for the opener. Read More »

Crespo tips Man United to win Premier League

Click through the gallery above to see Express Sport's predicted Premier League table! Who could Chelsea replace Matic with? The Clarets have just sold Andre Gray to Watford for £18 million to rob Dyche of his key striker on the eve of the new campaign. Read More »

Golden State Warriors To Face Houston Rockets On NBA Opening Night

Don't mention that to the Chicago Bulls , who fell off the Christmas schedule for the first time in eight seasons. And given their wild summer, the Cavs could have a different look, as Irving's future remains in doubt after asking for a trade during a sit-down meeting with owner Dan Gilbert in early July. Read More »

Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United surprises Frank Lampard

Their stock has plunged so dramatically they can be backed at double figure odds to win the title this year and are fifth favourites in the outright betting behind Manchester City , Chelsea , Manchester United and Tottenham. " I think the [Matic] sale at this moment in time, with that Chelsea squad, could cost them the league". Craig Bellamy insists he has never been so excited for the start of a Premier League season. Read More »

Diamondbacks put up fight, drop series with Dodgers


Except Lamb won this day. "I'm absolutely nervous", said LA fan Chris Peterson, 39, of Modesto. Keep in mind, the Diamondbacks are plus-116 in the runs scored versus runs given up category, so don't fret just yet. Kenley Jansen pitched a flawless ninth, securing his 30th save and Darvish his second victory as a Dodger. The Dodgers have also won six of the first 10 meetings with Arizona so far this season, according to the OddsShark MLB Database , including a three-game sweep at Chavez ... Read More »

Game Over - Jose Mourinho Admits Defeat In Gareth Bale Quest

It got no easier for Mourinho's men in the second half and the magnificent Isco doubled the European champions advantage on 52 minutes, a fine one-two with Bale leaving him free to roll the ball into the bottom corner. Los Blancos would then capitalise on some loose defending after half-time, with Isco combining in impressive fashion with Gareth Bale to extend the advantage. Read More »

Can Chelsea boss Antonio Conte become a double Premier League title winner?


Last season was billed as Pep v Jose, El Clasico comes to Manchester or any other grand moniker related to Messrs Guardiola and Mourinho pitching up in the same city. Mourinho's team have neither City's quality in depth nor the benefit of Tottenham's familiarity, but United will be built not to concede and if key players stay fit they will at least have a voice in the argument. Read More »

Chelsea Bids for Rival Star, Man United Narrows Target


Long linked with a return to Chelsea , it was United who swooped to sign him for an initial £75million and they hope he can fill the voids left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rooney. Then there's the matter of the world's second-most expensive player - Paul Pogba. David Silva and Leroy Sane are most likely to take up the two remaining slots but that would leave Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva , a new £45m signing from Monaco, in reserve. Read More »

Texans QBs puts skills on display in preseason opener


Houston's first-round draft pick looked comfortable in the pocket, stepping up to avoid pressure and getting rid of the football in a timely manner. O'Brien noted that Watson was correct about the Texans' offensive scheme about half the time , which he said is "to be expected with a rookie". Read More »

Packers open preseason with win over Eagles


Coach Doug Pederson and personnel boss Howie Roseman will have hard decisions when it's time to trim the roster. "Carson will start, for sure", Pederson said Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. "If you're afraid, you shouldn't be playing". The game's definitely evolved from when he first started playing, so a lot of things he's learned, he's been able to give the knowledge to us. Read More »

Arsenal Offer Sanchez New £300000 A Week Deal

Alexis Sanchez is injured and his future with The Gunners remains up in the air. However, PSG are willing to test Sanchez and Arsenal's resolve with a 'type of financial package too good to turn down'. Some of the criticism towards Wenger is warranted, but which coaches could go into Arsenal and win a Premier League title right away? So far, Arsenal's latest offer is said to be nowhere near what he thinks he is worth and that is causing problems. Read More »

Arsene Wenger 'not super optimistic' Alexis Sanchez will extend Arsenal stay

Leicester City have had a busy transfer window so far, with Kelechi Iheanacho their biggest signing. City start their Premier League campaign at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. The Foxes' last away win against the Gunners came in a top-flight match in September 1973, when Len Glover and Mike Stringfellow scored in a 2-0 victory. Read More »

EPL: Arsene Wenger braced for knife-edge Arsenal season

The most-watched sporting league on the planet kicks off its 25th edition this weekend. Leicester City are hoping for a first away Premier League win at Arsenal since 1983. Sweden defender Victor Lindelof also joined from Benfica. Everton manager Ronaldo Koeman sees Calvert-Lewin as a striker rather than a wide attacker, with his pace offering a different threat to that offered by fellow forwards Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez. Read More »

Man City tops Premier League table based on bookmakers' odds

Although Conte has brought in striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, he is finding it hard to sell another forward - Diego Costa. The data seen by the Press Association shows Arsenal's business rates will come down by £58,812 to £3.32 million, while Liverpool's will fall by £31,000 to £2.18 million and Manchester United's will decline by £50,519 to £3.21 million. Read More »

Stock Futures Lower Again as North Korea Tensions Intensify

The US Energy Information Administration raised its 2017 and 2018 US crude output estimates to 9.9 million and 9.33 million barrels a day respectively, Weston said, but "on the other hand, we are hearing the UAE, Kazakhstan and Iraq will fully comply with the OPEC agreement" to cut oversupply. Read More »

Frank Lampard sends message to Chelsea fans about Alvaro Morata

He'll spend 12 months at Selhurst Park and wear the No.24. Conte expressed unhappiness over the deal that took Matic to Old Trafford in an interview earlier this week, saying the Serbia international's departure was a "great loss". He said:" Chelsea have broken up that partnership and strengthened their rivals". Manchester United and England's all-time record scorer is back where it all began after sealing a romantic return to his boyhood club . Read More »