Spurs star Kane in doubt for Man United clash – Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed star Harry Kane is no certainty to face Manchester United on Saturday after missing the EFL Cup midweek.

Liverpool Slump: Stop Comparing Jurgen Klopp With Brendan Rodgers

The Reds are stuck in a rut but a major change in approach is unlikely to get them out of it, meaning the players will have to take responsibility.

'It Would Have Been Easy To Sack Wenger' - Arsenal Owner Kroenke

The Gunners boss signed a fresh two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium at the end of last season amid calls from supporters for him to leave the club.

Koeman: Failure To Sign Giroud Caused Everton Sacking

The inability to sign a high-class forward to replace Romelu Lukaku has been cited by Dutchman for his departure from Goodison Park.

Super Mario Balotelli Is Back To His Best

The 27-year-old's resurgence is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore for Azzurri boss Gian Piero Ventura ahead of next month's World Cup play-off.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Man Utd news: Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant DESTROYS Mino Raiola for Paul Pogba outburst

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Man Utd news: Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant DESTROYS Mino Raiola for Paul Pogba outburst


MANCHESTER UNITED’s former assistant manager Mike Phelan has hit back at Mino Raiola following the agent’s outburst over Paul Pogba’s future.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Real Madrid wins Spanish league opener without Ronaldo

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Real Madrid wins Spanish league opener without Ronaldo
Real Madrid wins Spanish league opener without Ronaldo

MADRID — Gareth Bale is doing his part to help Real Madrid get over Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.

Bale scored in Madrid’s Spanish league opener and set up the other goal in a 2-0 win over Getafe in Sunday’s Madrid derby.

Dani Carvajal also scored for Madrid, which for the first time in nearly a decade started its league campaign without Ronaldo, the club’s greatest goal-scorer.

Bale, who hadn’t played much while Ronaldo was still on the team before he moved to Juventus in the off-season, scored in the 51st minute with a shot from inside the area after a well-placed cross by Marco Asensio.

"I feel good," said Bale, who has scored in Madrid’s league opener in three straight years. "We are very upbeat with our chances this season."

Bale had already struck the crossbar with a 16th-minute header, and a few minutes later he provided the cross that led to Carvajal’s goal after Getafe goalkeeper David Soria failed to fully clear the ball.

Bale didn’t have many chances as a starter under coach Zinedine Zidane, but is likely to gain a bigger role as new manager Julen Lopetegui deals with Ronaldo’s absence and the lack of major signings by the club.

Bale received a loud ovation by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium when he was substituted by Lucas Vazquez in the 77th minute.

Fewer than 50,000 fans made it to the Bernabeu for the 10:15 p.m. start (local time), the team’s worst attendance since before Ronaldo arrived in 2009, according to Spanish media.

Madrid started its season with a loss to city rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final. It was only third in the league last season, behind Atletico and champion Barcelona.

Barcelona opened with a 3-0 win over Alaves at Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday, with a pair of goals by Lionel Messi.

Atletico Madrid visits Valencia on Monday.

VAR DEBUTS

Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano saw calls go both ways in the video assistant referee (VAR) debut in the Spanish league.

Spain was late to adopt the new technology, but it was used twice in Sevilla’s 4-1 win at Rayo. It awarded Sevilla a 79th-minute goal by Andre Silva that had been initially disallowed because of offside, and about five minutes later it gave Rayo a penalty kick after a foul had been originally called outside the area.

The newly signed Silva ended with a hat trick on his league debut.

Adrian Embarba converted the penalty for the hosts, which hadn’t played in the top flight since the 2015-2016 season.

HUESCA STARTS IN STYLE

Huesca made its Spanish league debut in style, winning 2-1 at Eibar.

The small club from northeastern Spain needed only five minutes to score its first-ever goal in the top flight, coming from Alex Gallar after a neat run through the Eibar defence.

The midfielder also netted the second, a free-kick cross that missed everyone inside the area and went directly into the goal.

Gonzalo Escalante pulled the hosts closer in the 69th.

Huesca had played a total of only eight seasons in the second division before earning its promotion with a second-place finish last season.

The other promoted club this season was Valladolid, which opened with a 0-0 draw at Girona on Friday.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ronaldo relies on teammates for winning league start at Juve

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Ronaldo relies on teammates for winning league start at Juve
Ronaldo relies on teammates for winning league start at Juve

VERONA, Italy — A smile, a wink and a thumbs-up: Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t seem too perturbed at not scoring on his Juventus debut. The 33-year-old forward appeared relaxed after Saturday’s 3-2 victory against Chievo Verona and, although Ronaldo did not stop to speak to reporters, he responded with those gestures when asked how he felt […]

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

LIVE: Hazard, Ramsey, Rodrigo and other big names in the news

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LIVE: Hazard, Ramsey, Rodrigo and other big names in the news
LIVE: Hazard, Ramsey, Rodrigo and other big names in the news

Friday, August 17, 2018

FC Barcelona remember Barcelona and Cambrils terror attack victims on eve of new La Liga season

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FC Barcelona remember Barcelona and Cambrils terror attack victims on eve of new La Liga season
FC Barcelona remember Barcelona and Cambrils terror attack victims on eve of new La Liga season
The club posted a simple message to those affected by last year's atrocity

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Teamwork builds character

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Teamwork builds character

IN 1998 Mark Taylor was the captain and opening batsman of the Australian cricket team playing against Pakistan in the Second Test match. At the end of day two, he […]

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Qatar World Cup Worker Dies At 2022 Stadium

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Qatar World Cup Worker Dies At 2022 Stadium
Qatar's World Cup has long been dogged by allegations of mistreatment of workers.