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    ARSENAL are getting closer to offloading Nicolas Pepe with OGC Nice interested, according to reports. The winger is reportedly nearing a deal that would see him join the French club on loan. 2Nicolas Pepe looks set to leave ArsenalCredit: Getty 2Aaron Ramsey left Juventus on a free transfer after his contract expiredCredit: Alamy The Ivorian's agent was allegedly spotted at Nice's stadium over the weekend as he looks to secure a move for his client. Pepe, 27, has failed to reach his potential consistently at the Gunners following a massive club record £72million transfer from Lille back in 2019. Back then he came off the back of a sensational season in Ligue 1 netting 22 times. But Pepe has been unable to replicate that level of success in the Premier League. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Youri Tielemans talks LATEST, Nicolas Pepe EXIT, Lucas Paqueta top priority He has scored 27 goals in 112 games and is now firmly second choice behind Bukayo Saka. With minutes restricted and him supposedly on sizeable wages, Mikel Arteta...
    NORWICH have turned down loan offers from Serie A duo Atalanta and Monza for Max Aarons. And ex-Canaries boss Daniel Farke, now the manager of German side Borussia Monchengladbach, has also made an approach to be reunited with the right-back. 1Max Aarons has played 170 games for Norwich since graduating through the academyCredit: Rex Highly-rated Aarons is valued at £15million by Dean Smith's side. Aarons has started the opening four Championship matches of the season in fine form as European clubs circle for his services. The 22-year-old has been granted assurances that he can leave Carrow Road if a suitable bid comes in. Everton, Wolfsburg and Marseille all enquired about the England Under-21 star earlier this summer. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo gets Sporting Lisbon OFFER, Dele Alli Besiktas loan AGREED Aarons has less than two years left on his contract and Norwich are open to a sale on one of their prized assets following relegation from the Premier League. In the past, Euro giants Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Roma have all monitored his progress. Aarons...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have offered Casemiro the opportunity to DOUBLE his wages if he joins the club. The Red Devils are desperately seeking new midfielders, and having struggled to land their main summer target Frenkie de Jong they now look set to try and land Real Madrid's Casemiro. 1Casemiro has won the Champions League five timesCredit: Getty Images - Getty The Brazilian veteran has won a plethora of trophies with Los Blancos, including five Champions League titles. But now the 30-year could leave behind his trophy-laden days in Madrid in favour of a far more lucrative contract at Old Trafford. According to journalist Fernando Burgos, Casemiro has been offered the chance to go from five to £10million in salary over a five-year contract. However, United are yet to submit an offer for the defensive midfielder. READ MORE ON MAN UTDRED DEVILS LATEST Glazers 'in talks to sell STAKE', Elon Musk takeover bombshell Previous reports have indicated Casemiro is 'open' to the transfer. But Madrid value him at £50m, given his overall importance to the team. The Red...
    MANCHESTER CITY’S leadership group for this season has been revealed. And Ilkay Gundogan has been voted in by his peers as the club’s new captain. 1Ilkay Gundogan has been voted in as Man City's new captainCredit: Getty Fernandinho was City’s main leader before his departure this summer. Players and staff voted for the Brazilian’s replacement over the summer. And the Telegraph claims Gundogan has come out on top to take the captain’s armband. But the German will be supported by four teammates in his new role. READ MORE SUN STORIESTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo gets Sporting Lisbon OFFER, Dele Alli Besiktas loan AGREED Kevin De Bruyne has been given the vice-captaincy after coming second in the vote. Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Rodri will also play their role in organising the dressing room this term. Gundogan is sure to be delighted with the recognition from his colleagues. The German midfielder, 31, has just entered his SEVENTH season at the Etihad. Most read in SportACE SNAPS Paige VanZant serves up a stunning tennis-inspired look to leave fans in aweROAD TO QATAR When...
    MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly wanted to sign Asmir Begovic from Everton in a shock transfer. That’s as Erik ten Hag desperately searches for a new No2 before deadline day. 1Man Utd want to sign Everton's Asmir Begovic as their new No2Credit: Getty United have just Tom Heaton as back-up for David de Gea after Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan. Veteran stopper Lee Grant also retired this summer. United have been linked with a big-money move for Leeds’ Illan Meslier. And they are also keeping tabs on Gladbach’s Yann Sommer. READ MORE ON MAN UTDRED DEVILS LATEST Glazers 'in talks to sell STAKE', Elon Musk takeover bombshell But the Telegraph claims Begovic, 35, tops Ten Hag’s list this month. The former Bosnia international is one of the Premier League’s most experienced goalies, having spent almost his entire career in English football. Begovic’s talents really came to light during six years at Stoke City. And a two-year spell at Chelsea saw him win the Premier League title under Antonio Conte in 2017. Most read in SportACE SNAPS Paige VanZant serves up...
    MANCHESTER UNITED will take a HUGE financial sponsorship hit if they fail to qualify for the Champions League this year. The Red Devils have a ten-year agreement with mega sports brand Adidas worth £750million, which includes a number of bonuses or penalties based on performance. 2Man Utd have lost their opening two Premier League gamesCredit: Alamy 2Should United fail to qualify for the Champions League, they will see a drop in £22.3m from their Adidas dealCredit: Getty If Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League this season adidas are able to reduce the amount paid to #MUFC by 30%, which works out as £22.5 million. pic.twitter.com/WEJzmaI4P7— Kieran Maguire (@KieranMaguire) August 17, 2022 And as pointed out by broadcaster Kieran Maguire, with United finishing sixth last term, should they fail to qualify for the Champions League for the second season in a row - they will see a 30 per cent reduction in sponsorship revenue. That would mean United would receive £22.5m LESS from sponsors Adidas. Considering United's start to the season, they may have to start preparing for...
    FULHAM have entered the race to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz. Blackburn last night rejected an opening £8.4million offer from French club Nice as they hold out for a much larger initial fee. 1Diaz is being tracked by a number of clubs including FulhamCredit: Getty Diaz, 23, has just one year left on his contract and has garnered plenty of interest in Europe, with a host of Spanish clubs also tracking his progress. Fulham are one of a number of Prem clubs keen on the former Nottingham Forest man. Everton, Bournemouth and Leeds United have all registered interest while West Ham are long term admirers. Cottagers boss Marco Silva is in need of further investment after summer signing Manor Solomon was ruled out until after the World Cup following a knee injury and surgery. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo demanded by Simeone with Man Utd lining up Atletico's Cunha Given his contract situation, should the Chile international not leave this month he can negotiate with clubs abroad from January and leave for nothing at the end...
    The New York Yankees have been struggling lately to perform to their potential, and fans have been finding interesting ways to cope. The New York Yankees have been on a downward spiral lately. The leaders of the AL East division still sit comfortably at the top of the standings, but they’re performing far under their potential. This has been difficult on fans, and they’ve been finding interesting ways to cope, such as getting haircuts in the bleachers. The Yankees are so tough to watch right now that the fans have turned the bleachers into a barbershop pic.twitter.com/YntFyAcAek — Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 17, 2022 Luckily for fans, the Yankees aren’t nearly out of playoff consideration. According to FanGraphs, they still have a 99.9 percent chance of making it. They’re also still one of the best teams in the league.The Yankees shouldn’t be out of playoff consideration yetNew York remains one of the top teams in the league. Their batting average is slightly below league average (.241), where they rank 17th, but the rest of their stats are well above....
    WOLVES have struck gold with their club record £42.2million capture of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, subject to a medical. But there could also be a silver-lining to follow as his Portugal international team-mate Ruben Neves edges closer to pledging his long-term future to the Molineux club. 6Nunes' move to Wolves is subject to a medicalCredit: AFP 6Neves is close to pledging his future to WolvesCredit: Getty Nunes' decision to join Bruno Lage's Portuguese colony in the Midlands could prove to be the tipping point in Wolves' negotiations to agree a new contract with Neves. The Molineux icon is said to be thrilled by the coup Lage has just pulled off and the prospect of teaming up with his international teammate, who has been tipped to take the Premier League by storm.  You don't have to take Neves or even Bruno Lage's word for just how good Nunes is. As far as public endorsements go it doesn't get much better than a five-star rating from one of his many admirers …. Pep Guardiola. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo...
    TOTTENHAM fans trolled Mikel Arteta's All or Nothing rant - because Nuno Tavares is the only Arsenal player in the Champions League this season. The last episodes of the Amazon Prime Video documentary tracking the Gunners' 2021-22 season will be released this week. 3Mikel Arteta launched a brutal tirade at Nuno TavaresCredit: Getty 3The left-back will play in the Champions League on loan at Marseille this seasonCredit: AFP And the finale will feature the anticlimactic end to the season which saw Arteta's side miss out on the top four. The Spaniard let rip at Tavares at half-time in the 2-1 win at West Ham in May. Arteta yelled: “Do you want to play in the Champions League? Do you want to play in the f****** Champions League?” But as fans read the extract in SunSport today, they could not help but snigger that the one Arsenal star who will hear that iconic music and dine at Europe's elite table this season is Tavares. READ MORE ARSENAL STORIESGUNNERS NEWS Tielemans latest, Pepe to be shipped to Nice, Prem teams...
    WEST HAM have signed Thilo Kehrer from Paris Saint-Germain for £13million. The German has penned a four-year contract with David Moyes' side. 1Thilo Kehrer has swapped PSG for West HamCredit: Getty Kehrer, 25, is West Ham's sixth summer signing and bolsters their defence after the departure of Issa Diop to Fulham last week. The Hammers were especially eager to strengthen at the back after losing fellow new-boy Nayef Aguerd to a serious ankle injury last month. Upon joining the East Londoners, Kehrer told their official website: "I’m very excited to sign for West Ham United. "This is the best league in the world and I’m excited about coming to play in the Premier League. Read More Football StoriesTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo demanded by Simeone with Man Utd lining up Atletico's Cunha "I talked to the manager and he told me about how he sees me fitting in at the club. "My biggest goal now is to get into the team, integrate myself within the group and enjoy playing for West Ham." Boss David Moyes added: "I am really pleased to...
    WEST HAM are determined to reach this season’s Europa Conference League. But they must first get past Danish side Viborg in a crunch play-off clash. 2Michail Antonio is just one of three survivors from when West Ham lost their last Euro qualifierCredit: Getty And nervous Hammers fans have not forgotten the last time their side tasted defeat in a continental qualifier. Rewind six years ago and West Ham were eliminated from the Europa League by Astra Giurgiu. Unbelievably, it was the SECOND consecutive season the Romanian outfit dumped the Hammers out of Europe. West Ham drew the first leg at away 1-1, before losing the return leg at home 1-0. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo demanded by Simeone with Man Utd lining up Atletico's Cunha But there’s since been plenty of change in the capital, with Slaven Bilic long gone and David Moyes in charge. As for West Ham’s starting XI on the night of the first-leg defeat, just THREE players remain at the club - and only one is a regular starter. Goalkeeper Darren Randolph, defender Angelo...
    (CNN)The NBA will not play games on November 8 in the US this year in order to encourage fans to vote in the midterm elections. All 30 teams will instead be playing on November 7, a day before the US heads to the polls on November 8. "The scheduling decision came out of the NBA family's focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections," the league said in a statement. "Over the next few months, teams will distribute information on their state's voting process and voter registration deadlines and are encouraging everyone to communicate this information with families and friends to ensure they all have a plan." He went viral for playing defense against LeBron James in a pro-am game. But Dion Wright says he was never scared The league hopes teams "will use the platform of games played [the day before Election Day] to amplify the work of each team to promote civic engagement in their respective markets and share important voting resources from our partners." Read MoreAll 435...
    FORMER Manchester City and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini went viral as he rolled back the years at the touchline. Pellegrini, 68, coached his current club Real Betis in a LaLiga clash against Elche on Monday at the Benito Villamarin Stadium. 3Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini went viral during the match with ElcheCredit: DAZN 3Manuel Pellegrini controlled the ball with a magnificent first touchCredit: DAZN 3The Real Betis bench was amazed by manager Manuel Pellegrini's skill setCredit: DAZN Betis sealed a comfortable 3-0 win but it was after 55 minutes when the match gained attraction. The ball went out for a free throw from high above towards the hosts' bench and the Chilean head coach stopped it with a magnificent first touch. The commentators were left stunned while players from the bench immediately nudged at each other after witnessing the 68-year-old's stunning skills. Fans were in awe of that incredible scene and took to social media to praise Pellegrini. Read More in SportHEAVENLY Stunning Tyson Fury ring girl sends fans wild as she poses in skimpy lingerie One supporter posted:...
    FOOTBALL fans have slammed Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez after a nightmare home Premier League debut saw him sent off against Crystal Palace. The Reds' newest attacker, 23, was dismissed in the second half for a ridiculous headbutt on Eagles centre-back Joachim Andersen. 1Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez walks off the field after he was shown a red card during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Super)Credit: AP A moment of madness from Darwin Núñez and hes shown a straight red card! ???? pic.twitter.com/YAErzuuUKq— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 15, 2022 And social media blew up about the Uruguayan's performance after he had also hit the post with a glorious chance in the first half. One person said: "Darwin Nunez worst home debut ever seen ????????. Red card and went about with timberlands on ????????????." Another added: "Nunez is an absolute fraud. Bloke miss-kicks it and falls over every time he has it. "Worst quality footballer I’ve seen in a long time." A third simply...
    THE Manchester United Supporters' Trust have slammed the Glazers for their "rotten" ownership of the club. Erik ten Hag's men were humbled against Brentford on Saturday as they slipped to a disastrous 4-0 defeat. 1Man Utd have suffered a dreadful start to their Premier League campaignCredit: Rex The result leaves them bottom of the Premier League table after two matches following a 2-1 home loss to Brighton on the opening weekend. And the supporters' trust MUST have made a rare statement about the current state of the club both on and off the pitch. It read: "We don’t usually comment on on-field matters, but felt that we should make an exception on this occasion. "After the disaster-zone of last season, and the tumbleweed of the transfer window (so far!), hopes were not exactly high entering into this term. READ MORE ON MAN UTDRED DEVILS LATEST Aubemeyang lined up, Ronaldo 'eating ALONE', De Jong boost "But we don’t think many people expected things to be quite so humiliatingly bad as they were on Saturday evening. "As we’ve always said, a fish...
    Hundreds attended a Minor League Cricket match between the Silicon Valley Strikers as they played the Hollywood Master Blasters at Wilson High School in Santa Clara. The Strikers won the championship in 2021, the inaugural year of MiLC. Sunil Parekh, from Mountain View, along with his two sons — Sukhman, 8, and Jordhveer, 5 — were attending their first cricket match. Sunil, an avid National Football League Fan, said of Cricket, “It’s a very diverse sport, I don’t just see people from the Indian-American community here, I see lot of communities here.” The Strikers formed in 2020 as part of 24 original teams to compete in Minor League Cricket. “It’s fun for me to see them (his children) watching players that look like them playing professional sports, that was the draw,” Parekh said, adding he’s “really proud of the community for supporting it.” Strikers won the match 136-132. SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 14: Sukhman Parekh, 8, from Mountain View, watches cricket players warm up with his father Sunil and brother Jordhveer, 5, for the Minor League Cricket match between...
    KALIDOU KOULIBALY volley a sensational opener on his home Chelsea debut against Tottenham. And the thumping early goal was direct from a corner by another new Blues' defender, Marc Cucurella. UNBELIEVABLE! #CHETOT pic.twitter.com/gaRT01j25O— ⭐️ Chels HQ ⭐️ (@Chels_HQ) August 14, 2022 1LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Kalidou Koulibaly of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on August 14, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)Credit: Getty Central defender Koulibaly wheeled away with his tongue out to celebrate as fans on social media hailed his "thunder" goal. Left-back Cucurella was making his first start since his £62million summer arrival form Brighton And in fact BOTH the Spaniard's Premier League assists have come at Stamford Bridge - following one last December for the Seagulls. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in Premier LeagueDEADLY RAMPAGE Car plows into crowd killing one before driver 'goes home and kills mom'BABY ON BOARD? Kourtney drops hint she's pregnant after fans spot clue during Travis' tourDAZED &...
    4AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – AUGUST 14: Steven Bergwijn of Ajax celebrates his 1-0 during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax v FC Groningen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on August 14, 2022 in Amsterdam Netherlands (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)Credit: Getty TOTTENHAM 'flop' Steven Bergwijn bagged a home-debut hat-trick as Ajax smashed Groningen 6-1. The Holland winger has matched his total of four goals for Spurs last season in just two games for the Dutch champions. 4epa10120455 Steven Bergwijn (C) of Ajax scores the 1-0 goal during the Dutch Eredivisie soccer match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Groningen at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands,. 14 August 2022. EPA/MAURICE VAN STEENCredit: EPA 4AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – AUGUST 14: Steven Bergwijn of Ajax celebrates his 1-0 during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax v FC Groningen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on August 14, 2022 in Amsterdam Netherlands (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)Credit: Getty Steven Bergwijns game by numbers vs. Groningen:100% shot accuracy52 touches 4 shots 4 shots on target 4 duels won 3 goals 2 tackles 2 fouls won The...
    After the death of Bill Russell, the NBA has retired the Celtics legend’s No. 6 league-wide, the first time in history that’s ever been done.  The NBA is still mourning the loss of one of basketball’s undeniable legends in Bill Russell after he passed away on July 31 at the age of 88 at his Washington home. There was an outpouring of love for the greatest winner in sports history from Boston Celtics fans and basketball fans as a collective. But now the league has made a decision that will honor Bill Russell for as long as the league is around. On Thursday, the league announced that Russell’s iconic No. 6 would be retired throughout the NBA, making Russell the first player in history to receive the league-wide honor of having his number retired. The NBA will retire Bill Russells No. 6 league-wide, the league and NBPA announced. Russell becomes the first player in NBA history to have his jersey retired across the Association. pic.twitter.com/vAwELYWjfa — ESPN (@espn) August 11, 2022 Celtics fans, NBA Twitter show love to NBA for...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are no longer the most supported Premier League club in the USA. And in more bad news for Red Devils fans they have been overtaken by one of their biggest rivals. 2Erik ten Hag's Manchester United are no longer the most popular club in the USACredit: Reuters A recent survey conducted by Morning Consult showed United have been knocked off their perch in the States, having long been considered as the most popular team in the land. The club built a huge following across the pond during Sir Alex Ferguson's glittering 26 years at the helm. But they are no longer the most supported club in a country where the marketing opportunity for Premier League clubs is enormous. The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton all jetted across the Atlantic before the start of the campaign on pre-season tour. Read More Man Utd NewsRED DEVILS LATEST Adrien Rabiot wage issues, Frenkie de Jong deal AGREED, Ronaldo latest Heading stateside during pre-season allows Prem clubs to tap into that huge market in the Land of...
    FOOTBALL fans face another weekend of travel chaos to follow their teams across the country due to further train strikes. Around 6,500 drivers are expected to not show up to work on Saturday over continued disputes regarding pay. 2Manchester United fans could be left disgruntled again with travel chaos aheadCredit: PA 2Everton supporters may face major problems getting home after playing Aston VillaCredit: Getty Nine train companies are involved in the strike which will see some running no services at all. And that is set to cause major headaches for away supporters throughout the Premier League and EFL. Incredibly, just one of the seven Premier League matches on Saturday looks set to be unaffected - Leicester's 3pm kick-off away at Arsenal. Everton and Fulham fans travelling to the West Midlands for matches against Aston Villa and Wolves respectively have no direct trains. READ MORE FOOTBALL STORIESBUY A NOU PAIR Chelsea targets De Jong and Aubameyang face crunch Barca talks as exit nears However, the situation is far worse for Manchester United, Leeds, Newcastle and Bournemouth. Red Devils...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO'S desire to leave Manchester United has damaged the morale at Old Trafford. That is according to his former-team Louis Saha, who played alongside the 37-year-old during his first spell at the club between 2004-2008. 2Louis Saha and Cristiano Ronaldo won two Premier League titles, the Champions League and the League Cup together at Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty - Contributor 2Wantaway Red Devils ace Ronaldo wants to leave the club before the transfer window closesCredit: Reuters Ronaldo is keen to quit the Red Devils in his quest to play Champions League football this season. He failed to join the United squad on their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia due to "family reasons", before returning to face Rayo Vallecano earlier this month. But he caused outrage after leaving ten minutes before the final whistle in the friendly clash - during which he was hooked at half-time. Despite Anthony Martial nursing a minor injury, he was dropped to the bench for Sunday's 2-1 defeat against Brighton where he came on in the second half. READ MORE ON MAN UTDRED DEVILS LATEST Arnautovic OFF, Ronaldo to...
    IT'S no secret Premier League players are not short of a bob or two. If you are ever lucky enough to have a night out with the Manchester United squad the drinks should be on club legend Cristiano Ronaldo as he pulls in a tidy £480,000-a-week as the division's top earner. 6Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the highest earner in the Premier League And if United's big derby rivals are sat across from you in the bar you can expect Manchester City magician Kevin de Bruyne to be settling the tab as he is likely to have some disposable income from his £385,000-a-week pay packet. In fact, you should be able to put your wallet away if you are ever out with a Prem star as the average weekly salary in the division last year was over £60,000. But not all of our top-flight heroes have kicked back and relied on their football earnings in recent years. And here we take a look at six internationally capped stars who proved their business acumen was every bit as impressive as...
    THE best-run club in the Premier League defeated the worst-run club in the Premier League and the only surprise was that anyone was surprised. To me, Manchester United 1 Brighton 2 was genuinely the most predictable result of the weekend. 2Fans now 'follow' Man Utd just to gawp and look at the latest shamblesCredit: Rex 2EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Currie/Shutterstock (13066957gd) Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United look dejected Manchester United v Brighton & […]Credit: Rex I watched it in the press room at West Ham and when the Seagulls raced into a two-goal lead, nobody looked shocked. Even the Manchester City media team didn’t snigger. United are a shell of a football club hiding behind a crumbling facade of historic grandeur. Their supporters are revolting against the Glazer ownership. Their Galactico, Cristiano Ronaldo, wants out. Their captain, Harry Maguire, is gone at all...
    TRYING out a new set-piece routine is nothing new in football. But when it's one as bizarre as Nottingham Forest's yesterday, anything other than a goal is bound to result in the effort being trolled. 3There were no Nottingham Forest attackers in the box as the corner was about to be takenCredit: BEIN SPORTS / PREMIER LEAGUE 3Five players then wildly charged into the box at the same timeCredit: BEIN SPORTS / PREMIER LEAGUE 3The delivery was straight into the hands of Nick PopeCredit: BEIN SPORTS / PREMIER LEAGUE Nottingham Forest with one of the worst corner routines you’ll ever see ???? pic.twitter.com/7ckIrUOenl— Funny Football Moments (@FunnyFTMoments) August 6, 2022 Sure enough that's exactly what has happened after Forest's quite dreadful effort at St. James' Park. With Steve Cooper's side 1-0 down and having spent the majority of the game under the cosh, the newly promoted outfit tried something new. The routine saw every Forest player line up well...
    CRISTIANO Ronaldo has revealed he is 'ready' for tomorrow's Manchester United game. The Red Devils entertain Brighton tomorrow at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener. 2Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he is 'ready' for Brighton on SundayCredit: INSTAGRAM / RONALDO It is unclear if the Portugal legend, 37, will be selected with his future up in the air. And, with very little action in preseason - just 45 minutes last weekend against Rayo Vallecano - he may be short of match-sharpness. But, that hasn't deterred the five-time Ballon d'Or winner for declaring he is fit for purpose. Ronaldo took to Instagram and shared a story of an image of himself with the words 'Ready' emblazoned on it. Read more in sportRED DEVILS LATEST Cristiano Ronaldo 'holds Galatasaray talks', Sesko dialogue ongoing CR7 is still a United player, after failing to secure an exit in this transfer window. Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have all passed up opportunities to sign him. Ronaldo is now thought to be considering a stunning return to boyhood club Sporting Lisbon. While Turkish giants Galatasaray...
    MO SALAH joined Premier League legends after scoring against Fulham in a record-breaking equaliser. Liverpool were held 2-2 at Craven Cottage, needing Salah's 80th minute leveller to avoid an opening day defeat. 2Mo Salah celebrates after scoring against FulhamCredit: Getty Not only did Salah score on the opening weekend of the season for the sixth year running, he put himself in the history books. The Egyptian now has as many goals on on the first weekend of the new campaign as Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer. Salah, who signed a new three-year this summer, was on the scoresheet with new strike partner Darwin Nunez. But Aleksandar Mitrovic's double in between threatened to give Fulham a shock win. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Chelsea in Frenkie de Jong £59m plus Alonso bid, Cristiano Ronaldo future Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at his side post-match and revealed a half-time rollocking he gave his players. Klopp said on BT Sport: "The best thing about the game is the result, that we get a...
    BOURNEMOUTH once again return to Premier League action this Saturday when they host Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa on home soil. The Cherries secured automatic promotion from the Championship with a 1-0 over Nottingham Forest at the beginning of May. 2Bournemouth secured promotion with a gruelling win over Nottingham ForestCredit: Getty 2Steven Gerrard continued his Aston Villa rebuild with the signing of Boubacar KamaraCredit: Getty Which also meant that Scott Parker's side had only been out of England's top division for one season after being relegated in 2019/20. However, Bournemouth find themselves a tricky test in Steven Gerrard's new and improved Aston Villa side. But the Cherries will have confidence as they done the double over Villa in their most recent Premier League campaign. What time does Bournemouth vs Aston Villa kick off? Bournemouth's return to the Premier League against Aston Villa will take place on Saturday, August 6. It is scheduled to kick off at 3pm UK time. Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth is the chosen arena for this clash and it can hold approximately 11,379 supporters. A...
    FOOTBALL fans have got shirty over new replica kit prices — and are sick as parrots over the foul designs of away tops. Tottenham supporters have to fork out more than followers of other clubs in the Premier League, which kicked off for a new season last night. 6A Leeds United fan says their £65 kit looks like a 'biro accident'Credit: instagram A Spurs top will set them back £75 — and the whole kit £150. But fans also took pot-shots at the garish look of some of the second strips. Leeds supporter David Roe grumbled: “I don’t really understand why we have an away kit which just looks like an accident where a biro has been left in a pocket. “I’d far rather we just have a simple yellow or blue away kit. Simple shirts tend to look best. READ MORE FOOTBALL KITSTOAD IN THE GOAL Football team to sport toad-in-the-hole themed kits for new seasonCOLOUR BLOX Roblox fans saw Manchester City's newest kit first “But at least we’re not Southampton - theirs looks like a bad washing powder...
    ARSENAL midfielder Granit Xhaka picked up the first yellow card of the 2022-23 Premier League season... to the surprise of absolutely no-one. The 29-year-old has become known for receiving cautions on a regular basis since arriving to the Emirates in 2016. 2Granit Xhaka is known for picking up yellow cards following his switch to ArsenalCredit: Getty 2Gunners midfielder Xhaka was booked for simulation against Crystal PalaceCredit: Reuters Switzerland international Xhaka has now been shown a whopping 53 yellow cards for Arsenal in the top-flight. Ten of those came last season, and the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach skipper wasted no time in going into the referee's notebook this term. But instead of being booked for a rash challenge or tactical foul, Xhaka was penalised for a dive. Anticipating a tackle from Eagles defender Joachim Andersen, Xhaka went to ground towards the end of the first half. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Tielemans boost as Aouar deal lined up, Maddison waiting on BID And ref Stuart Attwell was having none of it as he quickly brandished the player with a yellow card. Fans weren't...
    PREMIER LEAGUE fans will be anticipating more drama this season courtesy of VAR - but there could be a twist. The Video Assistant Referee was introduced to the Premier League in 2019 to liaise with the on-pitch referee for decisions during game play. 1VAR decided to not penalise Rodri for a potential handball decision last seasonCredit: Reuters But the controversial system has been heavily criticised since it came into play. However, the potential rule change for VAR in 2022/23 could be something for fans to get excited about. How will VAR work in the Premier League in 2022/23 season? All decisions which VAR were called upon last season, are set to continue in the 2022/23 campaign. However, a plan has reportedly been put into place for referees and VAR officials to publicly release conversations during games. Read More on Premier LeagueKick in the leg Leicester suffer huge blow as Ricardo Pereira ruled out for SIX MONTHSTOP GUNS Arsenal's incredible strength in depth revealed after £380m spending spree Reason being is to provide more transparency and to help fans get an...
    ARSENAL midfielder Granit Xhaka has left fans in hysterics after turning up in training in a tiny car during their All or Nothing documentary. The Gunners are the subject of the third Premier League instalment of Amazon's All or Nothing docuseries, with the first three episodes of Arsenal's edition released on Thursday. 3Granit Xhaka left fans in stitches after turning up to training in an abnormally small carCredit: Getty 3Cedric Soares approaches and questions Xhaka’s tiny car from All or Nothing: ArsenalCredit: https://twitter.com/afcstuff/status/1555271870127251456/photo/2 3The car is believed to be a Brabus Ultimate ECredit: https://twitter.com/afcstuff/status/1555271870127251456/photo/2 And viewers were left in stitches after Arsenal star Xhaka turned up to training in a surprisingly small car and was greeted by team-mate Cedric Soares. One Twitter user wrote: "This is why I like Xhaka. The man is a Character." A second user added: "Legendary scene." Some of fans responded simply with a plethora of laughing emojis. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Tielemans BOOST, Maddison waiting on bid, Arteta expecting more signings A few fans also opted to highlight Cedric being the one to greet...
    (CNN)Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup -- he's won them all.At 23 years of age, Trent Alexander-Arnold is already supremely successful. The Liverpool and England defender has developed into one of Europe's elite right-backs, displaying athleticism and playmaking abilities that are rare to find in his position. However, away from the pitch, Alexander-Arnold's grounding has proved key for him remaining level-headed, despite being a vital cog in one of the best football teams in the world. While many in his position might be out spending their newfound wealth on cars, houses or entertainment, Alexander-Arnold's focus is much closer to home. Read MoreAlexander-Arnold during a friendly between Liverpool and Crystal Palace on July 15 in Singapore.He may be a local icon for Liverpool's biggest team, but he still lives with his parents, doing the dishes and learning habits that help keep his life "clean and healthy."Staying in a place where everything is stable has helped him reach the heights he has, Alexander-Arnold explains. "I always think young players rush things," he...
    THE Professional Fighters League record the speed of strikes in a bid to entice a younger audience of fans.  MMA’s only seasonal promotion uses data and analytics as part of their “SmartCage”. 2Natan Schulte clocked a kick at 67.7 mphCredit: Cooper Neill / PFL And last year, the fastest punch and kick in PFL history were both scored.  Lightweight Natan Schulte clocked a kick at 67.7 mph a punch from Carlos Leal came in at 29.3 mph.  PFL are the only known MMA organisation to record such stats, and CEO Pete Murray believes it is appealing to a younger set of supporters.  He said: “Our three differentiators are, No1 the sports season format, No2 technology and No3 story telling.  READ MORE IN SPORTPAUL FOR IT Jake Paul offered MMA debut by PFL CEO who hails 'ambitious' YouTube boxer “On technology, there’s really been no innovation in combat sports or MMA since the PFL launched in 2018.  “Our vision of the sport and of the league is really to cater to this generations fan base, a young fan base.  “And...
    ARSENAL are leading the way in the Premier League in terms of summer spending. The Gunners topped the chart last season when they splashed £150m on seven players. 2Arsenal top the spenders list while Leicester are sat rock bottom 2Jesus has been Arsenal's marquee summer signing so farCredit: Rex And this summer, they're nearing that figure again having spent £119m. Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko joined from Prem champions Manchester City. Up and coming Portugal star Fabio Vieira also arrived at the Emirates in a big money deal from Porto. North London rivals Tottenham are a close second, having spent £99m. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Chelsea Aubemayang talks, Bernardo Silva close to Barca move, Ronaldo latest Richarlison has been Spurs' biggest summer signing so far. Man City brought in Erling Haaland in a shrewd deal, which took up a large chunk of their summer spend. Leeds, who will have to make do without Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, have invested well across all areas of the pitch. Darwin Nunez arrived at Anfield in a club record deal and will...
    PREMIER LEAGUE fans will finally be able to hear the conversations between referees and VARs, according to reports. The League wants to have a more transparent approach and believes releasing the chats will help. 2Referees' chats with their VARs will be released after matches this seasonCredit: Getty Supporters have so far been left in the dark regarding how officials reached their conclusions, relying on replays and pundit analysis. According to The Times, the idea is that the public would get to listen in and get a clearer understanding and explanation on how decisions are made this season. However, the recordings would only be released after full-time due to rules on live broadcasts. The suggestion is widely supported, claims Premier League chief Richard Masters. READ MORE FOOTBALL STORIESDISGRACE Thug footballer arrested after throwing punch at female referee after red card He said: "There is a general view that [releasing the audio] is a good thing. "There is a desire to be more open with fans about referees’ decision-making and how we do that precisely we need to...
    The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals have made a Juan Soto-less trade. The Atlanta Braves announced earlier today that Ehire Adrianza has returned for his second stint in a Braves uniform, this time in a minor trade with the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league outfielder Trey Harris. Robinson Canó has been DFA’d to make room for Adrianza on both the 40-man and active roster. The #Braves today acquired INF Ehire Adrianza from the Washington Nationals in exchange for OF Trey Harris. The club also designated INF Robinson Canó for assignment. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 1, 2022 There’s a lot to unpack here. It’s not quite the trade Braves fans were hoping for when the ‘Braves make trade with Nationals’ headline popped up on their phones, as Nationals superstar Juan Soto is still the biggest name being thrown around in trade rumors as we near the MLB trade deadline. Of course, Atlanta has not been mentioned as one of the final teams in the running for Soto, but you can’t blame fans for trying.Sorry Atlanta, the Braves...
    A FAKE footballer has told the story of how he convinced a Champions League club to offer him a £15,000-a-month contract. Frenchman Gregoire Akcelrod sent out a fake CV and created a website filled with made-up match reports in a bid to fool some of Europe's biggest clubs. 3Akcelrod played for PSG's fifth tier amateur side but pretended he was a professional player for their senior team Akcelrod also utilised the fact that he played for Paris Saint-Germain's amateur side - a level of football he describes as the 'worst in France' - to fool other teams. And after receiving trial offers from Norwich, Bournemouth, and Swindon, he eventually attracted the attention of Champions League side CSKA Sofia. With the Bulgarian club believing he was a PSG reserve team player, a deal looked set to go through before it was scuppered in the final stages when some discrepancies were detected by fans. Speaking to The Mail, he said: "I did the two day trial and on the Sunday the coach told my agent that he wanted to sign me. "They...
    LONDON (AP) — Izzy Short, 13, struggles to pick her favorite England player as she anticipates the team’s appearance in Sunday’s final of the European soccer championships. There’s forward Ellen White. Defender Lucy Bronze. Midfielder Georgia Stanway. Captain Leah Williamson. The whole team basically. “I just look up to them really,’’ the high school player from Manchester said, excitement filling her voice. “They are all very positive … they all, like, appreciated one another and how they are such a good team and all of them just working together really. And they’re just so kind and so good as well.” The march to Sunday’s final against Germany has energized people throughout England, with the team’s pinpoint passing and flashy goals attracting record crowds, burgeoning TV ratings and adoring coverage. The Lionesses, as the team is known, have been a welcome distraction from the political turmoil and cost-of-living crisis that dominate the headlines. The final, set to be played before a sellout crowd of more than 87,000 at historic Wembley Stadium, is seen as a watershed moment for women’s sports in...
    TOMAS SOUCEK has been spotted outside of the London Stadium walking BAREFOOT. The tireless midfielder has been in action for West Ham during the clubs pre-season preparations, but was seen walking around barefoot ahead of their season opener against Man City next week. 2Soucek was spotted walking barefoot outside of the London StadiumCredit: Twitter/@NarkMobleWHU 2The 27-year-old has been a star at West Ham since arriving in 2020Credit: PA Despite the randomness of this, fans saw the funny side and gestured their support for him. One user said: "Our potato salad king." Another commented: "He's a legend," while a third took a more humorous approach and added: "He gave away his boots!" Soucek scored during his sides 1-1 draw with Luton Town last Saturday, making it his second goal in as many games. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Paqueta to choose Spurs over Arsenal, Everton in Idrissa Gueye return talks The Czech Republic star has been a mainstay in the West Ham midfield since joining the club in 2020, turning an initial January loan from Slavia Prague into a permanent...
    A large group of Fenerbahce fans have been heavily condemned for chanting Vladimir Putin's name during a Champions League qualifying match against Dynamo Kyiv. The disgraceful incident occurred on Wednesday during the second leg of the second round qualifying clash between the two sides at the Ulker Stadium in Turkey. 1Fenerbahce fans began to chant Putin's name after Dynamo Kyiv opened the scoring on WednesdayCredit: Twitter.com/@NicoCantor1 Fenerbahçe fans chanting “Vladimir Putin” after a Dynamo Kyiv player celebrated scoring in this #UCL qualifier.Absolutely tasteless ???? pic.twitter.com/NocU0MTpbk— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) July 27, 2022 Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskyi scored the first goal of the tie in the 57th minute to put Dynamo in the lead, which sparked the horrific chants from Fenerbahce supporters. A large section of the crowd began to chant Russian president Putin's name in a sick act against the Ukraine side amid the devastating war between the two countries. Many people are now urging UEFA to ban the Turkish side from all competitions. Some took to Twitter to share their outrage, with one person stating: "UEFA please ban Fenerbahçe from...
    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Two Hall of Fame baseball players are leading a push to bring the sport that made them famous to India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera and ex-Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin are the familiar faces behind the United International Baseball League. The UIBL plans to bring professional baseball to an area of the world more associated with another bat-on-ball sport — cricket. The league will begin with an inaugural showcase tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in February next year. Further plans for the location of teams and their personnel are still in the works. The League said in a statement that the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East region are home to two billion people “and more than 900 million of those people are fans of cricket.” “While baseball exists in small pockets across south Asia and the Gulf . . . there is an absence of professional leagues and a void of deep, grassroots player development expertise and infrastructure,” the statement added. “The UIBL team is looking...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO told Manchester United chiefs "let me leave" during showdown talks at Carrington yesterday. As SunSport reported on Monday, the Portuguese jetted back to Manchester this week to reiterate his stance that he wants to depart Old Trafford this summer. 2Cristiano Ronaldo finally returned to Carrington this weekCredit: PA Man United had been hoping to convince Ronaldo that he should stay and be a part of Erik ten Hag's new look side. But The Times report that the veteran forward remains desperate to leave Old Trafford in the coming weeks. They add that the 37-year-old's primary reason for wanting to leave is his desire to play in the Champions League. Ronaldo wants to make it a 20th consecutive campaign in Europe's premier competition. READ MORE ON MAN UTDRED DEVILS LATEST Martinez ANNOUNCED, Ronaldo told to pen NEW DEAL by agent, Wrexham latest Despite the Portuguese star making his desires clear, United have maintained that he is NOT for sale. The Red Devils want their No7 to be a key part of Ten Hag's squad this season. During talks with...
    JACK GREALISH has admitted he found his early days at Manchester City last summer "so difficult". The England ace left his boyhood club Aston Villa to make a British record £100 million move to the Etihad in August 2021. 1Grealish will be looking to kick on this season as he looks forward to his second year at the EtihadCredit: Reuters His Three Lions team-mates were still not back at work when he reported for his first day of training at the City Football Academy. The only players he had ever spoken to before were Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva – because he had a row with them in a game at Villa Park a few weeks earlier. While Pep Guardiola always insisted he was happy with the new boy, his stats in terms of goals and assists were disappointing. However several of Pep’s signings have taken a season or so to settle in and there are hopes it will be a similar story for Grealish, 26. READ MORE ON FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Ronaldo set for new Man Utd deal and loan,...
    CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has scored in his first game for Manchester United after sealing his move to Old Trafford this summer. The Dane, 30, hit the back of the net in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Wrexham. 1Eriksen scored in a behind-closed-doors match against WrexhamCredit: Getty Fellow newboy Lisandro Martinez also made his Red Devils debut after clinching a £55million move away from Ajax. And it bodes well for the former Tottenham man as he looks to secure himself a start in Man Utd's opening Premier League game of the season against Brighton on August 7. More to follow. Most read in Premier League'DEVASTATED' Mum's tribute to 'wonderful boy' after Brit, 22, killed by helicopter bladesBABY LOVE Kardashian fans go wild after Kourtney posts pic of Khloe touching her BABY BUMPHOST OF PROBLEMS? Today fans demand Savannah be 'fired' after they notice 'rude' behaviorHOME TRUTHS I’m an interior designer & there are three trends I’d NEVER have in my own home
    FANS of the Prem’s seven European clubs will be allowed to stand at Uefa games this season. Uefa’s ruling executive committee is understood to have agreed to a one season standing “trial” for English, German and French clubs. 1Chelsea will be amongst the clubs allowed safe standing in Champions League games this seasonCredit: Getty The Government confirmed last month that the successful “safe standing” trial at Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United would be rolled out across the professional game for this season. That had only applied to domestic matches, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham expected to have to revert to all-seater arenas for their Champions League matches, with similar restrictions for United and Arsenal in the Europa League and West Ham in the Conference League. But the change of heart by Uefa chiefs will allow those fans who have standing tickets to continue to utilise those sections for Euro games. The Prem seven will also be allowed to offer standing tickets for visiting fans, with Uefa initially restricting the change to the three major nations where standing is...