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    MANCHESTER UNITED have been enduring a miserable summer transfer window... and fans fear things are about to get a whole lot worse. A disastrous start in the Premier League was hardly a shock after the club's struggles to rebuild following last season's debacle. 3How Manchester United's line-up could look if they were relegated The Red Devils' campaign kicked off on a poor note as they lost 2-1 to Brighton at Old Trafford to a chorus of boos from disgruntled supporters. The Manchester giants had raised hopes after hiring the highly-talented Erik ten Hag following a turbulent stint under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick (not to mention Jose, LVG and David Moyes). A number of high-profile players who could turn the tide were linked with United after the Dutchman's arrival. The likes of Frenkie de Jong, Cody Gakpo, Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez were all approached but nothing came of it. Read More on Man UtdRED DEVILS LATEST Arnautovic OFF, Ronaldo to Chelsea BACK ON, Milinkovic-Savic '£57.5m BID' So far, Ten Hag has only seen Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and...
    LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed he is considering extending his F1 career beyond next season. The Mercedes star has a contract until the end of 2023 but has vowed that he is "still on a mission". 1Lewis Hamilton is regarded as one of the best drivers of all time, and is now among the oldest on the gridCredit: Splash Hamilton has faced two of the most topsy-turvy seasons of his career in recent times. Last year he locked horns with Max Verstappen in an extraordinarily intense title battle that saw crashes, controversy and drama on the very last lap of the last race of the season. And this season he has found himself in a uncompetitive Mercedes car which has tested the 37-year-old in all new ways. But the seven-times World Champion has made clear that he's still up for the fight and could well keep driving beyond 2023. Hamilton told Vanity Fair: "I’ll be lying if I said that I hadn’t thought about extending. "I’m still on the mission, I’m still loving driving, I’m still being challenged...
    Getty Doug McDermott, Los Angeles Lakers Three-point shooting has been a need for the Los Angeles Lakers for the past 12 months, and even with the team’s latest additions, could still be a problematic area for the roster this season. After all, to get the best out of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, you have to have elite sharpshooters surrounding them – and the need only grows when you add Russell Westbrook to the equation. According to Sports Illustrated’s Ben Stinar, the Lakers should explore the possibility of trading for Doug McDermott, a well-respected sharpshooter who is averaging 40.9% on his three-point attempts throughout an eight-year NBA career. Some realistic players I think the Lakers should target in FA and through trade: Hield Patty Mills McDermottEllington Terrence Ross + Bamba Lowry (idk how realistic that one is)Portis — D.O.C (@darwinchvz320) June 26, 2021 “This is the perfect role player to add to the Lakers because he is not someone who is going to mess with chemistry. He is the kind of player that can spread the floor, and...
    More than one year after the first civil lawsuit was filed against Deshaun Watson, independent arbiter Sue L. Robinson handed the Cleveland Browns quarterback a six-game suspension for the 2022 season.   The 26-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing dozens of female massage therapists in the Houston area between 2019 and 2021, when he was a member of the Texans.  The NFL exercised its collectively bargained right to file an appeal Wednesday in the wake of the suspension by Robinson, a disciplinary officer appointed by the league and players' union. Robinson's ruling was labeled as a 'joke' across social media by critics who felt a six-game suspension was insufficient given the allegations against Watson, and the NFL is now expected to increase the punishment.  Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was given a six-game suspension Monday The 26-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing dozens of female massage therapists in the Houston area dating back to his time with the Houston Texans RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next BREAKING NEWS: NFL files appeal of Deshaun...
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields showed up to training camp with his sights set squarely on his future and his mind on a notable failure. The quarterback comes into his second season with the Chicago Bears hoping to convince a new general manager and coach that he is the right person to lead the NFL franchise for years to come. He’s looking to take a big step coming off a difficult rookie year. And he’s letting his failures give him an extra nudge. “Failure pushes me to go even harder,” Fields said. Failure, he said, can be a great motivator. One in particular stands out to him. It happened during the 2019 College Football Playoff semifinals, in the closing minute of Ohio State’s 29-23 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Trevor Lawrence had just led the Tigers on a four-play, 94-yard touchdown drive, finishing it with a 34-yard pass to Travis Etienne. Fields took the Buckeyes 52 yards to the 23 when the season ended in crushing fashion. He waited in the pocket on second-and-7 before...
    WEST HAM look well set to kick on in the upcoming season after a seventh-place finish last time out in the Premier League. The arrival of Gianluca Scamacca for an initial £30.5million has finally ended David Moyes' desperate search for a striker. 2A potential West Ham XI for the upcoming season But his arrival could see Michail Antonio shunted out to the wing with the Italian international set to lead the line. SunSport also exclusively revealed last week that the Hammers have launched a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt ace Filip Kostic. And while the 29-year-old is primarily a left wing-back or left winger, he does have the potential to play left-back. Elsewhere West Ham have been linked with an audacious swoop for Napoli attacking midfielder Piotr Zielinski. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Ronaldo set for new Man Utd deal and loan, Chelsea line up shock Kane bid The 28-year-old Poland international is valued at £34m by the Serie A side and would add creativity to Moyes' midfield. But he is also a reported target for Italian champions AC Milan. Moyes...
    Getty Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Lakers Regardless of if the Los Angeles Lakers retain or trade Russell Westbrook, they’re going to need a backup guard, ideally one with vast NBA experience. Luckily, there is currently a free agent point guard that fits the bill, and according to Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley, the Lakers might be able to convince him to join their roster on a team-friendly deal. Of course, that guard is Eric Bledsoe, the former All-NBA Defensive First Team and All-NBA Defensive Second Team point guard. Me: “How do you get so good at shot blocking? Eric Bledsoe: “You watch me play?” “Yeah.” “I mean I’ve been doing that my whole career. It’s just instincts & time. I got good instincts on defense, so I know where to be sometimes. Sometimes it be bad, so it ain’t always good.” pic.twitter.com/8H73b4lV9e — Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) November 12, 2021 “The 32-year-old unceremoniously hit the open market when the Portland Trail Blazers waived him before his contract became fully guaranteed for 2022-23. He wound up being overpaid on that...
    MANCHESTER UNITED's Hannibal Mejbri has been branded "the next Robbie Savage" after he tussled with Ashley Young in a friendly. The Red Devils and Aston Villa played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Perth and Hannibal's hot-headed performance left United fans excited. 1Aaron Wan-Bissaka watches on as Hannibal pursued a one-man war against Douglas Luiz and the rest of the Villa teamCredit: EPA One said he was "only on the pitch to scrap" after he clashed with multiple Villa players, including former United winger Young. Hannibal also shoved Douglas Luiz off the ball during another scrappy exchange. The performance is just the latest sign that Hannibal's competitive streak likes to come to the surface - and Man United fans were absolutely loving it. One person on Twitter compared him to Robbie Savage, the now retired midfielder who came through United's academy before enjoying a nomadic career where he was never far from trouble. READ MORE ON MAN UNITEDRED DEVILS LATEST Pre-season friendly vs Aston Villa CHAOS, Ronaldo future UPDATE Ironically, Robbie Savage's actual...
    The Patriots begin training camp next week in preparation for the 2022 NFL season, but five of their teammates won't take the field, according to reports.  Five Patriots will start training camp on the players unable to perform list. Those include center David Andrews, running back James White, safety Jabrill Peppers, and cornerback Jonathan Jones, according to ESPN. Unlike Injured Reserves, players on the PUP list can return whenever team doctors clear them to play.  White's 2021 season ended in Week 3 when he injured his hip. McMillian tore his ACL before that season began. Peppers also tore an ACL last season, and Andrews hurt his shoulder in minicamps earlier this year, NECN reported.  Training camp begins on Wednesday, July 27. 
    When he was named Mets’ manager in December, the always-insightful Buck Showalter declared that “there’s no magic sprinkle dust,” and “it’s about winning baseball games.” His team’s next five games — three with the San Diego Padres beginning on Friday night, then a two-game mixer with the Yankees — are the exact types of games that the Mets hired Showalter to win. At times, the Mets’ 58-35 start has felt like the product of Showalter’s magic sprinkle dust, as well as the Mets simply having a better roster than they did last year. The next three months are all about proving that the first half was no mirage, though, and their first five straight out of the gate will provide an idea of how well-equipped this team is to win baseball games against the league’s best. San Diego (52-42, currently in possession of the second Wild Card spot) hopes to find itself in the same postseason that will define the Mets’ year. After the All-Star break brought its annual reset, the Padres are sure to come out purposeful and regenerated....
    EDINSON CAVANI looks set to play in the Europa Conference League next season as he nears a transfer to Villarreal. Cavani, 35, left Manchester United earlier in the summer when his contract with the club expired. 1Cavani has 133 caps for national side UruguayCredit: Getty And now his next move looks set to be to join Spanish side Villarreal, according to Mundo Deportivo. Two seasons ago under ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery Villarreal beat Manchester United in the Europa League final to earn a spot in the Champions League. The Yellow Submarine then upset the odds to make it all the way to the Champions League semi-finals, where they were ultimately bested by beaten finalists Liverpool. Cavani has reportedly signed a pre-agreement with the club for his signature. READ MORE ON MAN UTDUNITED LATEST Ronaldo could EXTEND contract, De Jong fumes at Barca, Tielemans interest The arrival of 'El Matador' would provide the club with cover in the event of injuries to or transfers for the likes of West Ham-linked Arnaut Danjuma. Backup striker Paco Alcacer could also...
    NEW Manchester United signing Christian Eriksen will reportedly link up with Erik ten Hag and Co next week. The 30-year-old free arrival will join the squad after they arrive back in Manchester following their final game in Australia against Aston Villa on Saturday. 2Christian Eriksen is set to join up with the Manchester United squad next weekCredit: Getty 2Erik ten Hag is relishing the prospect of working with EriksenCredit: EPA United then have a week without a match before jetting to Norway for a game against Atletico Madrid on July 30. Eriksen officially joined United as a free agent last week and will begin training when the squad returns from Australia, according to the Telegraph. Upon signing Eriksen spoke of how excited he was to work under new boss Ten Hag. And the feeling between the pair is mutual. Old Trafford gaffer Ten Hag is also relishing the chance to work with the playmaker, who caught they eye in his short spell at Brentford in the second half of last season. Read More On Man UtdUNITED...
    ERIK TEN HAG has confirmed that Harry Maguire will continue to be Manchester United's captain. Maguire, 29, was skipper last season but his leadership came under fire as the defender struggled with his form. 1Boss Ten Hag has confirmed Maguire will continue to be Man Utd captainCredit: Getty Interim manager Ralf Rangnick recommended a player vote to decide the next leader. But new gaffer Ten Hag has confirmed the England international will REMAIN United's commander. Maguire was handed the armband by Ole Gunnar Solskajer just five months after joining the club in 2019 for £80million. "Harry Maguire is the captain. READ MORE ON MAN UTDUNITED LATEST Shock Fikayo Tomori interest, Paredes 'eyed' as de Jong replacement I have to get to know all the players, but he is an established captain and he has achieved a lot of success." More to follow... Most read in SportFINAL FURY Kyrgios demands woman who 'looks like she's had 700 drinks' be removedA PERFECT MATCH Who is Novak Djokovic's wife Jelena, and how many children do they have?KYR-IDICULOUS Nick Kyrgios has meltdown at OWN TEAM during Wimbledon final...
    LEEDS boss Jesse Marsch has admitted star man Raphinha may not join the team on pre-season tour with Chelsea leading the race for his signature. The Brazilian is showing "urgency" in trying to secure a move away from Elland Road. 1Chelsea are leading the race to sign RaphinhaCredit: Getty Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal are just a few of the teams interested in Raphinha. A move to Barca is Raphinha's favoured destination. However, according to the Evening Standard, they run the risk of being leapfrogged by Chelsea, who already have a £55million bid accepted by Leeds. Barca are yet to put a suitable offer on the table for the 25-year-old. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGET YOUR GOSS Barcelona close in on Lewandowski, Messi DISAGREEMENT with Mbappe over Neymar With the player's future up in the air, Leeds boss Marsch says the club are still to decide whether Raphinha will travel on their pre-season tour of Australia. Marsch said: “My guess is, I don't know. We just have to wait and see what happens in the next couple of days. “There's urgency from...
    If the Athletics’ ownership had any interest in bankrolling a competitive team this season, the uptick in Ramón Laureano’s offensive production in June would have been cause for celebration. The grim reality is that Laureano’s play hasn’t given A’s fans reason to be excited about his future with the organization. Instead, fans know Laureano is punching his ticket out of town. With a two-homer performance in an 8-6 loss to the Mariners on Thursday, Laureano finished June with a .244 average and .715 OPS. His stat line is hardly impressive compared to his career numbers, but after missing the first 28 games of the season serving the remainder of an 80-game suspension following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug last August, Laureano finally looks like the reliable player he’s been for much of his A’s tenure. That’s good news for contending teams in need of outfield help, because there’s little doubt Laureano will be among the next players to be traded. After the organization dealt fan favorites Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Chris Bassitt and Sean Manaea to teams with...
    (CNN)We are nearly a month into the Atlantic hurricane season and the tropics are finally coming alive, as we suddenly have three areas to keep our eyes on. It's something to watch as many of you are making Independence Day plans. I'll start with the one that has the best shot of becoming our next tropical system. It's still very far out at sea but looks the most like a tropical storm at this point. "Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased in association with a tropical wave located about 950 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands," said the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in this morning's tropical outlook. "Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days." The system won't even reach the Windward Islands until Tuesday night and will then head into the southern Caribbean Sea. Right now, the NHC has a 70% chance of this system developing into our next tropical system during the next 48 hours, and a 90% chance of development within the next...
    WEST HAM UNITED could have a whole new spine to their team if David Moyes manages to secure his top summer transfer targets. The Hammers enjoyed a superb run to the Europa League semi-finals last season while also securing European qualification with a seventh-place Premier League finish. 3David Moyes is wasting little time in trying to add to his West Ham squadCredit: Getty 3 And with the added matches of the Conference League to come, Moyes is wasting no time in adding to his squad ahead of the upcoming campaign. West Ham have already splashed out £30million to Rennes for centre-half Nayef Aguerd. The Moroccan star, 26, has joined on a five-year deal. And he will now be challenging established defensive pairing Kurt Zouma and Craig Dawson for a starting spot. READ MORE IN SPORTGET YOUR GOSS Liverpool confident of Jude Bellingham transfer EXCLUSIVE, Bale CONFIRMS move The club are also close to re-signing soon-to-be free agent Jesse Lingard. The 29-year-old will leave boyhood club Manchester United at the end of this month, where he has spent the last 22...
    CHELSEA could remarkably begin the 2022/23 season with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line at Stamford Bridge. Shocking reports emerged on Saturday that the Portuguese superstar's agent Jorge Mendes met with new Blues owner Todd Boehly last week and discussed a possible move for his client. 3Ronaldo's agent has reportedly held talks with Chelsea about a possible moveCredit: EPA 3How Chelsea could line up next season with five new signings 3Tuchel is hoping to bring in several new faces following a number of departuresCredit: PA Ronaldo is thought to be happy to stay at Manchester United for the beginning of a new era under Erik ten Hag. However, he is also reportedly concerned about the lack of summer transfer business the Red Devils have managed so far - with not a single player arriving. And the links to Chelsea have raised many eyebrows, not least from Blues supporters who will be pondering how Ronaldo's arrival would leave their starting line-up. The ex-Real Madrid and Juventus man would undoubtedly be the focal point of the attack - particularly given the recent departure...
    ARSENAL could boast a frightening starting line up next season if Mikel Arteta signs all of his reported targets. The Gunners' summer spending looks set to continue, with plenty of highly-rated stars linked with a switch to the Emirates. 2How Arsenal could line up next season One of those is Leeds star Raphinha, who the Gunners are reportedly preparing a second offer for after having a first bid rejected. It would take a big-money move in excess of £60million to sign the 25-year-old right-winger. And his arrival could force Arteta into switching starlet Bukayo Saka from the right to the left. A formation change could also be on the cards if Arsenal manage to seal a deal for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans. Read More On ArsenalGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal 'AGREE' Jesus fee, Arteta 'in love with' Raphinha, Tielemans lates The Gunners are thought to want to bring Tielemans in for a cut-price £25m on top of already signing Fabio Vieira. But that could see Arteta switch to a flat three in the middle, alongside...
    Two weeks ago, Erik Spoelstra and his players put a season to bed amid the team’s exit interviews. Last week, Miami Heat President Pat Riley attempted to sum it all up. And next week, the future again will become the focus. The NBA circle of life affords little time for exhale, particularly when the playoff run is deep into the conference finals. “It’s different than the NFL, where you have several months after the season ends to do it,” Adam Simon, the Heat’s vice president of basketball operations, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “This is how we have to jump right into it.” So within hours of that May 29 Game 7 loss that instead sent the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals, youth was being served. “It was a tough Monday,” Simon said of the day after the Heat were eliminated, which also was Memorial Day. “All last week I was very grumpy. I was trying to get over how our season ended. And yet, on Memorial Day, I was going down the list of players and their...
    ARSENAL chief Edu is planning a summer spending spree as the Gunners look to splash the cash in the transfer window. Mikel Arteta's men narrowly missed out on the top four at the end of last season as Spurs pipped them to Champions League qualification. 1How Arsenal could line up at the start of next season But that has not stopped the North London outfit from being linked with a host of exciting players as they look to boost their strength in depth ready for a return to the Europa League. They have already confirmed the high-profile arrival of attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto for £34million. And he could well open the floodgates for a host of other signings in the coming weeks. Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is closing in on a move to the Emirates as he prepares to fight it out with Eddie Nketiah for the right to lead the line for Arsenal. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal in 'very advanced' Gabriel Jesus talks, Raphinha '£50m offer' Meanwhile, Leeds playmaker Raphinha is another creative talent...
    Getty Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. The Boston Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, but that doesn’t mean their season was a complete failure. Of course, the team will walk away feeling disappointed that they didn’t meet their ultimate goal, but this season should give fans plenty of reasons to be excited for the years to come. As Boston gets ready for this offseason, major changes likely won’t be needed. Their entire core rotation is under contract for next season, so there’s no real need to make big-time changes. However, recent odds indicate that they might do just that. SportsBetting.ag lists the Celtics as the most-likely team to acquire Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal this summer (if he doesn’t return to the Wizards). Beal has a player option for next year that he is expected to decline in favor of hitting the open market. Bradley Beal odds have surfaced regarding his next team. Lakers sit at 8-1, with the Celtics favored at 3-1, via @SportsBettingAG:...
    After a 103-90 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, the Warriors were back in a familiar position. A few of them, to be exact. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have become accustomed to winning NBA titles, as the trio hoisted a Larry O’Brien trophy for the fourth time in eight seasons. They’re also accustomed to being the favorites, which is what Las Vegas oddsmakers have already labeled them for next year. According to BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings and others, the Warriors are the team to beat. BetMGM lists the Warriors odds at +550 with the Celtics at +650 and Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Nets following behind them at +700. Caesars lists the Warriors at 5-1, with the Celtics and Nets each at 6-1 entering next season. DraftKings actually lists the Warriors as one of four teams with +600 odds as they’re joined by the Celtics, Nets and Los Angeles Clippers. Regardless of what transpires next season, it’s a rather remarkable feat for a Golden State team led by a 34-year-old Curry and two 32-year-old teammates in Thompson and...
    SEVEN days into the transfer window and next season’s title race has already been decided. Yes, folks, it’s going to be Manchester City versus Liverpool all over again. 3MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: In this photo released on June 13, 2022 Manchester City unveil new signing Erling Haaland at Manchester City Football Academy in Manchester, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)Credit: Getty 3LISBON, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 12: Darwin Nunez of SL Benfica celebrates after scoring a goal during the Liga Bwin match between SL Benfica and CD Santa Clara at Estadio da Luz on February 12, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)Credit: Getty That’s the grim reality following the signings of Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez this week. Because two teams which finished at least 18 points clear of the chasing pack last season are now going to be even stronger. Which means the Premier League is in danger of morphing into LaLiga or, God forbid, the Scottish Premiership, where two superpowers totally dominate and the rest are just competing for the minor...
    Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge is declaring it “open season” on pro-life groups and crisis pregnancy centers. The group has a history of damaging property during their protests, and they took credit for the vandalization of a pregnancy resource center in Des Moines, Iowa earlier this month. In a message posted to social media, the group said they broke windows and left graffiti political messages all over the clinic. “It was easy and fun,” the message read. the dsm street medics received the following from a trusted source. we are in no way affiliated with these actions, but we applaud them. we have been asked to use our platform to uplift the following message: (text continued below) “COMMUNIQUÉ #1 pic.twitter.com/wVwLcmtaiU — DSM Street Medics (@dsmstreetmedics) June 9, 2022 In a new message from the group, they are promising to up their attacks, giving an ultimatum to clinics that provide services meant to act as an alternative to abortion. The group says a 30-day clock given to their protests has expired and now all must close...
    Getty Mac Jones T he New England Patriots have their quarterback of the future in Mac Jones. Jones is coming off a great start to his NFL career throwing for 3,801 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2021. He threw the most touchdowns out of any rookie quarterback in the entire NFL. ALL the latest Patriots news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Patriots newsletter here! But Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine thinks that Jones is capable of even more. He thinks that the Patriots QB can be the next Joe Burrow. “Mac Jones’ rookie season was admittedly uneven, but he was still the most successful quarterback in the 2021 draft class,” Ballentine said. “The Patriots quarterback has had an entire offseason to evaluate what went wrong last season and work toward consistently playing like he did in the middle of the season last year. “He’s already demonstrated a high ceiling on the field. If another year to gain comfort and confidence in the system allows him to play at that level consistently, he has a chance to...
    PETR CECH claims he is “living on his phone” as he aims to help Thomas Tuchel strengthen his Chelsea squad. The former goalkeeper is now employed by the Blues as their technical and performance advisor. 1Chelsea chief Petr Cech is already working on bringing in new additionsCredit: EPA New owner Todd Boehly is ready to splash out around £200m this summer on new additions. And the West London side have already been linked with moves for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling. Tuchel is known to definitely want a defender added to his squad after losing both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. And he could also be in the market for a new striker if Romelu Lukaku secures his return to Inter Milan. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLChelsea news Thiago Silva 'texting Kimpembe', Chelsea want £60m Sterling transfer EXCLUSIVE Despite many players being set to depart for their holidays after the international break, Chelsea are already getting down to business. And Cech has revealed he is already well underway in trying to bring in fresh...
    ARSENAL are considering a move to bring Leeds United winger Raphinha to The Emirates, according to reports. The 25-year-old winger was one of Leeds shining lights in an otherwise disappointing season as they narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League. 1Raphinha in action for Brazil during the current international breakCredit: Getty The Gunners are hoping to add more firepower to their attack next season, with their top goalscorer Bukayo Saka netting just 12 times overall. Stand-in captain Alexandre Lacazette left the club on a free transfer to re-join Olympique Lyonnias, whom he left to join Arsenal back in 2017. They also lost former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer to Barcelona after he was frozen out of the squad by Mikel Arteta. Raphinha matched the league record of Saka with 11 goals, but in a far inferior team which was also beset by catastrophic injuries in the first half of the season. READ MORE ON FOOTBALLGUNNERS NEWS Gabriel Jesus price 'drops to £45m', Arsenal confident of Tielemans transfer The Brazilian is versatile enough to operate on either...
    LIVERPOOL are ready to splash the cash this summer as Jurgen Klopp attempts to wrestle back the Premier League trophy from Manchester City. And the Reds are reportedly prepared to smash their transfer record to do so in an £85million move for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. 5Liverpool could have a new look front three next season 5Liverpool might break their transfer record for Darwin NunezCredit: Getty 5The Reds could tempt Bukayo Saka to Anfield with the offer of Champions League footballCredit: Getty The Uruguayan has caught the eye of several clubs including Manchester United and Newcastle but appears keen on a transfer to Anfield. Nunez could arrive as a replacement for Sadio Mane who seems destined to joined Bayern Munich despite Liverpool rejecting a £25m opening bid from the Germans. If those deals happen Klopp could have a new-look front three with Nunez flanked by Mo Salah and Luis Diaz. But Liverpool might not stop there having been credited with an interest in Arsenal dynamo Bukayo Saka. Read More in FootballTransfer news live Tottenham 'Pau Torres-Lo Celso swap talks', Liverpool...
    LAUTARO MARTINEZ has delivered Chelsea and Tottenham a major transfer blow after declaring his allegiance to Inter Milan. The Argentine striker, 24, has been linked with the London rivals this summer but says he is determined to stay at Inter next season. 1Lautaro Martinez was in action for Argentina against Italy last nightCredit: Rex Martinez had been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge were Blues flop Romelu Lukaku to make a shock return to Inter. The forward scored 40 goals in 97 appearances under Spurs boss Antonio Conte during their time together in Italy. Martinez scored the opening goal at Wembley on Wednesday as Argentina hammered Euro 2020 winners Italy 3-0 in the inaugural Finalissima. Quizzed about his future afterwards - Martinez insisted he had not had any contact with any other club so far this summer and is intent on staying at the San Siro. Read More Football StoriesJAMIE O'WHO? Tottenham fans in shock as Ivan Perisic reveals he knows who Jamie O'Hara is He said: “My plan is clear: I really want to stay at Inter next...
    The Erik Spoelstra seal of approval never came during the playoffs, Omer Yurtsven limited to 38 minutes during the Miami Heat’s six-week playoff run, all in mop-up duty. But in the wake of the Heat being eliminated in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals by the Boston Celtics – one of nine playoff games that Yurtseven did not play – the 7-foot rookie received the next-best thing. Udonis Haslem believes Yurtseven can play, sees a future for the skilled big man whose play helped keep the Heat afloat at midseason as Bam Adebayo sat out due to thumb surgery. Beyond offering his seal of approval, Haslem also believes Yurtseven is capable of feats of great strength. “I love O, man,” Haslem said as the Heat closed the books on 2021-22. “O took some steps. O is strong as hell. O might be the strongest player we got.” By season’s end, the Heat were down to utilizing one center, with even veteran Dewayne Dedmon held out for the series’ final three games. Now the question is whether Spoelstra plans to...
    Getty Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers with Russell Westbrook, who could potentially land with the New York Knicks, according to recent odds. The New York Knicks’ never-ending search for a starting point guard was supposed to be over this past season. When they signed hometown kid Kemba Walker, fans were assuming he’d come in and be the starter they’d always wanted. That didn’t quite work out. Walker was quickly moved out of the rotation, and by the end of the season, he was no longer with the team. In turn, the Knicks are still on the hunt for a full-time starting point guard. According to recent odds, however, they could be landing an expensive one. According to odds released by BetOnline.ag, the Knicks are one of the favorites to land point guard Russell Westbrook this summer if the Los Angeles Lakers move on from him. They are second in the odds, with the Indiana Pacers being the only team ahead of them. Will Russell Westbrook be wearing a fifth different uniform in five years next season?...
    EDEN HAZARD has vowed to "give it his all" for Real Madrid next year after an injury-plagued three seasons at the Bernabeu. The 31-year-old has struggled to settle since his mega-money transfer from Chelsea in 2019. 2Eden Hazard promised Real Madrid fans they will finally see the best of him next season 2The winger spoke to fans after Real Madrid won a record-extending 14th Champions League titleCredit: Getty Hazard has even been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge after reports claimed Real Madrid were open to selling the Belgian star. Money-bags Newcastle were also rumoured to be keen on a move for the winger. But after starting just seven games in LaLiga this season, Hazard has promised Real fans he will finally be back to his best next term. He made the vow at Real Madrid's Champions League trophy parade in front of thousands of jubilant fans. Read More In FootballFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners FANDEMONIUM Gareth Bale receives standing ovation from jubilant Real...
    EDDIE HOWE is preparing for another transfer splurge this summer which could see Newcastle take on a whole-new look next season. Especially after Toon stole transfer guru Dan Ashworth from Brighton to act as sporting director, an announcement confirmed yesterday. 2A possible Newcastle XI next season SunSport exclusively revealed last week that Newcastle are set to offer Karl Darlow to Manchester United as part of a deal to land Dean Henderson. Toon are keen on the 25-year-old England man, although Henderson only wants a season-long loan move to St James’. Elsewhere Newcastle are reportedly ready to smash their transfer record with a £50million bid for Lyon star Lucas Paqueta. Paqueta has the same agent as fan-favourite Bruno Guimaraes, also signed from Lyon in January. Read More In FootballTransfer news live Real Madrid 'open talks' for Tchouameni, Lewandowski EXIT confirmed Although an all-Brazilian midfield may have to wait after the revitalised Joelinton suffered a horror injury in the final game of the campaign, and could be out for a number of months. In attack Newcastle could...
    ANTONIO CONTE'S Tottenham starting line up could take on a vastly different look next season. The Italian's calls for backing in the transfer market were answered after a £150m cash injection from owners Enic. 2How Tottenham could line up next season after a transfer spree Conte recently met with transfer chief Fabio Paratici in Turin and is now set to stay at the club with the promise of funds this summer. Up to SIX new signings could walk through the doors at Tottenham during the upcoming window. Inter Milan duo Ivan Perisic and Alessandro Bastoni are both top targets. Veteran left wing-back Perisic is set to snub Chelsea in favour of a reunion with Conte in N17 when his San Siro contract expires this summer. Read More In FootballCONT ME IN Conte tells Spurs he will STAY as he eyes transfers after £150million injection Meanwhile reports in Italy claim Spurs are set to battle it out with Manchester United for the services of Italian centre-back Bastoni. Both would be likely to slot straight into Conte's...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says Darvin Ham has accepted an offer to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke with The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been publicly announced. The 48-year-old Ham is getting his first head coaching job as the 28th coach in Lakers history. He has been an assistant to Mike Budenholzer with the Milwaukee Bucks since 2018, and he played a role in their run to the 2021 NBA title. Ham will be the successor to Frank Vogel, who was fired one day after the Lakers wrapped up one of the most disappointing seasons in NBA history by going 33-49 and missing the playoffs. The Lakers flopped despite another impressive season from James, who welcomed his new head coach on social media even before the move was publicly announced. “So damn EXCITED!!!!!!!!” James tweeted. “Congrats and welcome Coach DHam!!” Ham was an assistant with Kobe Bryant’s Lakers from 2011-13 on the staffs of head coaches Mike...
    ANTONIO CONTE has delivered the news Spurs fans wanted to hear by agreeing to stay on at Tottenham next season. Conte’s future remained in doubt after cryptic comments suggesting he was still unsure of his plans despite the 5-0 win at Norwich which sealed Champions League qualification. 1Antonio Conte and Harry Kane are happy at Tottenham after Enic's cash injectionCredit: Getty But after owners Enic announced a £150m cash injection which will give Conte a summer transfer budget, it appeared likely he would commit to the N17 cause. And that was confirmed after a meeting in Turin between Conte and fellow Italian Fabio Paratici, the Spurs managing director of football. Conte was promised he will be backed in the market and that Paratici will do everything he can to land the manager’s preferred targets. That will mean an all-out assault for Inter Milan duo, centre-half Alessandro Bastoni, and Croatian wing-back Ivan Perisic. Spurs are also after a fleet-footed attacking right wing-back, with Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence, currently on loan at play off finalists Nottingham Forest, the prime target, as well as...
    SOCCER SATURDAY will be without one of their most popular stars next season. Sky Sports' Saturday afternoon entertainment is set to undergo more major upheaval, following the departure of popular long-serving pundit Chris Kamara. 6Chris Kamara has confirmed his exit from the show for health reasonsCredit: PA 6Jeff Stelling will be staying on for next season, performing a U-turn on his earlier decision to leaveCredit: Sky Sports Last month, the 64-year-old revealed he's fighting Apraxia of Speech after viewers spotted him slurring his words. Shortly after the announcement, he confirmed that he was leaving the Sky Sports football show after 24 years on the programme. Apraxia is a condition which affects an area of the brain that controls how we speak. His statement read: "My long career at Sky Sports has never felt like work. I've spent 24 terrific years at Sky, and leave with the best of memories. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news live Only Newcastle can afford Neymar, Fraser Forster Spurs medical "My time on Soccer AM, Goals on Sunday and, of course, on Soccer Saturday with Jeff has been - to...
    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is appointing Edin Terzić as coach for next season, entrusting the former interim manager to take charge on a permanent basis following Marco Rose’s dismissal last week. The 39-year-old Terzić, who spent last season as the club’s technical director, will sign a contract on Tuesday to take over as first-team coach through June 2025, Dortmund said in a statement on Monday. “We held several intensive discussions with Edin Terzić last weekend and are convinced that this personnel decision is the right one for BVB,” Dortmund’s incoming sporting director Sebastian Kehl said. “Edin knows our club, the environment, a large part of the team and the areas we would like to fine-tune to be able to offer successful football to our fans.” Kehl said the next season is a “fresh sporting start” and that “we will press ahead with this together with great joy and passion.” Terzić led Dortmund to the German Cup title and Champions League qualification last year after he took over on an interim basis from the fired Lucien Favre. But Dortmund...
    ERIK TEN HAG has labelled Harry Maguire as a "great player" as he refused to confirm whether he will remain as Manchester United's captain. The new Red Devils boss was speaking in his first press conference since being announced as the club's next permanent manager. 2Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has spoken to the media following his appointmentCredit: PA 2Dutch gaffer Ten Hag failed to confirm whether Harry Maguire will be his captain next seasonCredit: Rex Ten Hag was in the stands at Selhurst Park on Sunday as United lost 1-0 against Crystal Palace in their final game on the season. And he has now spoken to the media after replacing interim gaffer Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford. Ten Hag was asked whether Maguire would retain the skipper's armband for next term after a disappointing year where he was guilty of numerous horror shows. Speaking last month, Rangnick questioned whether Maguire should be captain as he stated that Ten Hag has to decide whether to strip him. READ MORE ON MAN UTDMAN UTD NEWS Man Utd boss talks Maguire...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have officially confirmed Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McLaren as assistants to Erik ten Hag. Both Van der Gaag and McLaren were in the stands at Selhurst yesterday to watch United lose 1-0 against Crystal Palace. 1Erik ten Hag alongside Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McLaren at Selhurst ParkCredit: Rex They were spotted alongside Ten Hag in south London. And this morning they have been officially confirmed as assistants to the Dutchman. Van der Gaag's appointment is subject to FA approval and a UK visa. More to follow... READ MORE SUN STORIESMAN UTD NEWS Paul Pogba set to sign for Juventus, Ten Hag in attendance for Palace loss Most read in SportACE COUPLE Who is Justin Thomas' girlfriend Jillian Wisniewski?HOLED A BIRDIE Who is Will Zalatoris’ dating? Golf star dating brainy psychology graduateNO MORE ROAR Paige Spiranac feels for Woods and admits it is 'hard' watching icon struggleMOORE THE MERRIER Watch Floyd dance with ring girl & carry round cards on way to Moore win FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS...
    LOS ANGELES -- The votes are in and the new "American Idol" has been named! Noah Thompson is taking home the crown.The three finalists sang the music of Bruce Springsteen in a bid to win the title.Leah Marlene, Noah Thompson and HunterGirl were good enough to impress the judges all season long, and in fact, it's fair to say the trio got them excited from the very start.Sunday's finale was like a free concert. The contestants, the judges and some big names in music performed in a 3-hour, music-filled celebration.Among the many musical guests: Earth, Wind and Fire, Melissa Etheridge, Flo Rida and Michael Bublé.Win or lose, all three finalists called their time on "American Idol" a life-changing experience."I came into the show and I never know what to expect but I know I'm going to leave with so much experience, so many people I'm going to talk with for the rest of my life," HunterGirl said.Finalist Leah Marlene says that she loves the energy of a live audience. For her, this whole experience was one big celebration."Music is all...
    TOTTENHAM are believed to want Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster this summer. Spurs need to sign a back-up to first choice stopper Hugo Lloris with Pierluigi Gollini set to return to Atalanta when his loan deal expires at the end of this season. 1Fraser Forster is Spurs' preferred candidate as back-up for Hugo Lloris next seasonCredit: Reuters Forster is also out of contract after spending eight years at the Saints so Tottenham can sign him on a free. The Athletic are reporting that the North Londoners have made the 34-year-old their top target. He is rumoured to have already said goodbye to his Southampton team-mates ahead of a move. Forster has been Ralph Hasenhuttl's No1 for the second half of this season after Alex McCarthy picked up an injury. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLBREAKING BOUNDARIES Wildest pitch invasions from owner wielding GUN to Wolanski CL streak FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS - BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS He has played 134 league matches for Southampton and was Celtic's first choice keeper for five seasons. The 6ft...