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Liverpool: No offers for Philippe Coutinho will be considered

Barca believe Coutinho can step in for Neymar alongside Lionel Messi and former Liverpool favourite Luis Suarez in a star-studded front three, and could also provide cover for 33-year-old Andres Iniesta in midfield. Liverpool have released a club statement insisting Philippe Coutinho will NOT be sold this summer. "So what they offer in the end doesn't matter", the German was quoted as saying by the Guardian .

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Will back Sreesanth subject to BCCI's approval: KCA

KCA in their statement to the press stated, "With the domestic season around the corner, KCA would also like to support him and provide an opportunity to train/practice in the pre-season preparatory camps and selection trials at the earliest instance, subject to clearance from the Committee of Administrators/BCCI".

Premier League Predictions: Arsenal kick off new season vs. Leicester

Antonio Conte missed out on two of his top transfer targets, saw a key player sold against his wishes, and feels the current Chelsea squad is ill-equipped to handle the addition of the Champions League to its schedule. However, PSG are optimistic that they can tempt Arsenal into selling this summer, since the Chilean will not move to a Premier League rival and the Gunners will make a 200% profit on the €42.5 million they paid Barcelona for Sanchez .

Jose Mourinho pleased with Nemanja Matic's performance in UEFA Super Cup

Matic followed Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku as part of the United manager's summer reinforcement drive, with the defensive midfielder arriving fresh from winning the title with Antonio Conte 's Chelsea . United are still in the hunt for a marquee signing, with interest in Gareth Bale set to pivot on this evening's Uefa Super Cup clash with Real Madrid following Mourinho's admission that he will "fight" to sign him if he doesn't feature in Zinedine Zidane's plans.

Western Force Super Rugby licence discontinued by ARU

Sign up here for free access to 7 articles per month + twice daily business email alerts. "RugbyWA remains committed to pursuing every possible means to ensure the Western Force remains a Super Rugby team in Perth", it said. "This is a sad day for rugby, especially for Western Force fans", he said. We accept that there will be anger and resentment over this decision and we sympathise with those fans.

Alexis Sanchez to miss start of season through injury

Despite the rumours and reports all summer, Alexis Sanchez is still an Arsenal player. Secondly, physical state. It was unfortunate that Arsenal were without their best players for most of the season. "And, in some ways, I'm glad it's not the Premier League holding that particular record". Wenger admitted that last season was a good one for the Englishman after previously struggling with injuries.

Mark Stoneman determined to seize 'amazing' England chance

But it is the top order batting that needs to be sorted by England, who kept faith with Dawid Malan despite his struggles in his first two Tests, ahead of the biggest series of them all in Australia this winter. "I am sure he will find his confidence and look to score runs in the remaining matches of this season", said James Whitaker, England's chairman of selectors.

West Ham 'hoping to negotiate £25m move for Sporting midfielder William Carvalho'

The 25-year-old already has 37 caps for Portugal and was a key part of the side which won Euro 2016 last summer and it is no surprise that a host of big clubs have been interested in his services. The Portugal global is said to have been one of Arsenal's top targets this summer, while Italian champions Juventus have also been linked with the player.

Chelsea's Willian: Jose Mourinho wanted me at Manchester United

Willian joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013, being voted the club's player of the year for the 2015-16 campaign and scoring eight Premier League goals last season. "I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well", he said . Mourinho's solution for United's profligacy in front of goal was to sign Romelu Lukaku for a reported £75million from Everton.

Jose Mourinho admits defeat in Manchester United's move for Ivan Perisic

The Italian outfit are adamant that the 28-year-old has never been on the market and want to tie him down to a new contract, with sporting director Piero Ausilio recently reaffirming the club's stance. Asked for a comment on missing out on Perisic, the former Chelsea gaffer told Premium Sport (H/T Football Italia ): "That's football". If I was playing against Inter tomorrow I'd want to win.

Dolphins rookie LB Raekwon McMillan likely has ACL tear, report says

He walked off the field on his own, but didn't return to the game. With Koa Misi's offseason spinal fusion surgery, McMillan came into the season with an excellent chance to earn a starting position next to Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso.

Bills' Sammy Watkins will play a quarter in preseason opener

Playing his first preseason game on his 22nd birthday Thursday will give him his first chance to prove the team right for taking a flier. Fullback C.J. Keenum opened the drive with a 12-yard pass to wide receiver Michael Floyd , and he later got the Vikings on the cusp of the goal line by finding Coley for 24 yards on third-and-7 from Buffalo's 26-yard line.

Which Browns quarterback impressed the most vs. the Saints?

Rookie running back Alvin Kamara and second-year wide receiver Tommylee Lewis were the clear offensive stars for the Saints. Stephone Anthony, Alex Jenkins, Mitchell Loewen and Al-Quadin Muhammad all recorded sacks. While it will be exciting to see the rookies take the field, all eyes will once again be focused on the play of the quarterbacks. Lewis, listed third on the depth chart at wide receiver, caught 10 passes for 124 yards.

Redskins v. Ravens: Game preview, how to watch, and more

News 3 will air a special pregame show at 7 p.m. leading up to the start of the preseason game. The Baltimore Ravens had a disappointing season in 2016 due to injuries to many of their star players, and they'll look to start their journey back to the top of the AFC North when they open the preseason at home at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday.

Leaves after being hit by line drive

The team announced that deGrom suffered a "contusion" of the right triceps. The right-hander continued his mastery of the Phillies . Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman and Tommy Milone are all on the disabled list.

Chelsea and Man United keen on Tottenham Hotspur defender

Aurier has made 57 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG since joining the club in 2014, initially on loan from Toulouse before a permanent move was sealed in 2015. He was denied access to the United Kingdom when PSG faced Arsenal in November, but an appeal has been launched. Aurier has since launched an appeal and will be hoping for good news as he wants to be ready for the start of the Premier League.

Warriors' Kevin Durant explains decision to accept pay cut, praises Wolves

Oklahoma City has the potential to take a significant step forward this upcoming season with George now in the mix. The question was, according to Brett Dawson, Thunder beat writer for The Oklahoman, did they have the pieces to make a big enough splash? "Well, I'm a smart guy and I want to keep this thing going, and looking at Andre and Shaun and Steph, they all should make the most money that they can make and get what they deserve".

PSG line up £80 million offer for Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez

Pressed by fellow panellist and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker whether he genuinely did not know until the latter stage of the season whether he knew he would be staying or not, Wenger said: "No". The Gunners slipped out of the top four last season for the first time under Arsene Wenger , with the long-serving coach facing protests against his reign before FA Cup success salvaged something from the campaign.

Norovirus outbreak disrupts IAAF Athletics World Championships in London

But while she may have quit global athletics , that's not to say Martin's running career is totally over. London 2017 said in a statement: " There have been a number of cases of gastroenteritis reported by team members residing within one of the official team hotels for the World Championships ".

Timberwolves unveil team uniforms for 2017-18

Say what you will about them, the new unis are not that. - The new Minnesota Timberwolves uniforms have been unveiled. The new uniforms, featuring the "Association" and "Icon" jerseys, will be worn by the team beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Sreesanth believes in WC miracle after ban lifted

On account of the life ban, the pacer can not play even league cricket nor get access for practice to any of the cricket grounds where the BCCI or the state cricket associations have a stake. Manjrekar tweeted, "If BCCI had a strong case to ban cricketers for match-fixing, surely they must have a strong case to challenge the lifting of bans".

Shakespeare says Iheanacho can form deadly partnership with Vardy

He wasn't the only one but he was the spark in the team, fighting everywhere, scoring goals, trying his hardest. In the debut, the 20-year old assisted English striker, Jamie Vardy, to grab the victor in the game that ended 2-1 in Leicester's favour.

Tiger Woods tweets to refute Daily Mail story about his dating life

Upon completion of that program, the DUI charge will be dropped from Woods' record. According to the newspaper, Woods will plead guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving, serve 12 months of probation and enter a programme for first-time impaired driving offenders.

Tim Tebow Hugs an Autistic Fan, Then Smashes a Three-Run Homer

Lucie Mets , take on the Tampa Yankees. Bosh has high-functioning autism and also suffers from neurofibromatosis according to the Tampa Bay Times . How does that happen? Ileanna posted the live video on Facebook, and it quickly went viral. Tebow, for those curious, is hitting.248/.314/.411 with six doubles, a triple and five homers in 41 games since his promotion to Class A-Advanced.

Boston Celtics to play Cavaliers on Opening Night, host Wizards on Christmas

Last December, Cavs-Warriors became the most watched Christmas Day early game in 12 years and fifth-most watched regular-season National Basketball Association game in ABC history. The Rockets didn't play on December 25 last season and Paul missed Christmas 2016 with the LA Clippers because of a hamstring injury. That game will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil declares himself fit ahead of opener against Leicester

And Arsenal are without a few key players, as Mesut Ozil , Aaron Ramsey and others will be unavailable for Arsene Wenger to select. "He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while - we don't know if it is two weeks or one more week, but he will not be available", Wenger said at a news conference on Wednesday, ESPNFC reported.

Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks Reportedly Restarted by Knicks, Rockets

Cousins also hinted on Twitter that he had reached out to Anthony by replying to a tweet about the potential scariness of an Anthony-Cousins-Anthony Davis team. According to an National Basketball Association source , New Orleans also would have interest in getting Anthony for its roster. As teams are filling out their training camp rosters for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, there is still no resolution to Carmelo Anthony's future with the New York Knicks .

Real Madrid start the season with the UEFA Super Cup trophy

In this way, Modric one of the key pieces of Real Madrid's players won't be able to suit up the first official classic of the season. "The second half was not great, but the first half was spectacular. United's primary issue in the last three campaigns has been scoring goals. Both Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba missed glaring second-half chances, failing to score in face of Navas.

Former sparring partner unloads on 'dirtbag' Conor McGregor

Sporting Bet are offering the best odds right now for McGregor to finish Mayweather off in the early rounds, offering 40/1 for a finish inside the first five rounds. It comes as Fetch become the UFC's Australian broadcast partner, and after a successful pay-per-view launch with the Cormier v Jones fight last weekend.

Ronda Rousey Considering WWE Run After Spending Time At Mae Young Classic

With that said, Brian Kendrick remains a highly sought after trainer, and the WWE told Ronda Rousey to head to Southern California to work with Brian on professional wrestling skills. Recently, former UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey has appeared at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) tapings, fostering speculation that "Rowdy" will soon begin a career in pro-wrestling after losing her last two bouts in the octagon.

Why United fans should be excited about Lukaku ahead of his debut

United are still in the hunt for a marquee signing, with interest in Gareth Bale set to pivot on this evening's Uefa Super Cup clash with Real Madrid following Mourinho's admission that he will "fight" to sign him if he doesn't feature in Zinedine Zidane's plans.

South Africa Minister Mduduzi Manana Sorry For Nightclub 'Assault'

She also reportedly opened a case with the police against the Deputy Minister. Amid accusations of preferential treatment, Manana slipped into the building using a side entrance. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula gave an update on the case on Thursday afternoon. However, he was not arrested before his court appearance. This assault is a shocking indictment on Manana and he must now face the full might of the law.

Have you remembered to pick your team?

With a combination of experience, success and inside knowledge, you'll struggle find better advice anywhere else! Tune back in every week (probably) for a low down on the best teams, worst teams and big movers in the league. Eden Hazard - Whilst his future is still up for debate, I thought it was important to tie down Hazard after his brilliant season previous year - he may now be unavailable, but if he ever does play for Chelsea again, it was important to get him before anyone else did.

Fosu-Mensah Joins On One Year Loan

The 19-year-old has signed a one-year contract at Selhurst Park and will wear the No.24 shirt. Fosu-Mensah made his Premier League debut against Arsenal in February 2016 and has featured 12 times in the top flight. Crystal Palace manager, Frank De Boer , believes his side are in a good position as they enter the opening weekend of the Premier League season.