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Premier League clubs smash spending record

It is worth noting that there is still a week left in this transfer window and with so many clubs still linked to potential buys, this record could be well surpassed. Burnley beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Ewood Park in their East Lancashire derby but Premier League sides Southampton and Newcastle United crashed out of the English League Cup to Championship opposition in yesterday's second-round games.

Real against Dortmund, Spurs in group stage

Finalists from the last year Juventus will have Barcelona as the biggest contender for the first place in group D . Olympiacos Athens and Sporting Lisboa will decide which team will advance to the Europa League knockout stage. The draw presents Tottenham, last season's Premier League runners-up, with a possible reunion with former White Hart Lane favourites Gareth Bale, who left Spurs for a then world-record £85m in 2013, and Luka Modric.

Wayne Rooney's England career in numbers

The Three Lions' record goalscorer on Wednesday announced his decision to stand down from England duty after 119 appearances and 53 goals. Young players can look up to him to improve. "If I was the manager I would try to convince him to delay (his retirement) until after the World Cup". 12 - England goals scored with his head. His 53rd and final goal for his country came in the loss to Iceland at Euro 2016.

Key Battles That Could Decide the Premier League Clash Between Liverpool & Arsenal

The Chilean superstar, who is likely to leave the Gunners in the near future, is nonetheless available for selection my manager Arsene Wenger , and could be thrown in from the start at Anfield . Research by bettingexpert shows that we are on course for an absolute goal fest on Sunday if recent seasons are anything to go by. While Liverpool have the Coutinho saga looming over their head like a dark cloud, Arsenal have had to deal with Alexis Sanchez.

New England Patriots: 5 Julian Edleman replacements to trade for

While nobody knows Edelman's extent of the injury, the team fears that it is an ACL tear. An MRI is scheduled for Saturday afternoon to confirm the diagnosis. In fact, oddsmakers in Las Vegas anticipate no impact on the Patriots from Edelman's injury whatsoever. Now with the injury to Edelman, having a No.1 wide receiver like Cooks is needed.

Chiefs starting RB Spencer Ware sprains right knee

He remained on the turf after making a 6-yard reception on a pass from Alex Smith . But after the game, he received some better than expected news. Ware has what the team has temporarily termed a sprained knee. The Chiefs' depth at running back includes rookie Kareem Hunt, a third-round draft pick, as well as veterans Charcandrick West and C.J. As the play unfolded, it didn't seem like Ware was injured.

Real Madrid Ready To Face Valencia Without Ronaldo

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos responded to these reports by saying that "the best players in the world should be the best paid". "The player's health matters more to me, so we won't risk him". "It's been 15 days, he's trained, he's had a break and in the end it's better for us not to risk him and give him time to solve his problem. We can use the global break for him to recover".

ESPN College GameDay Panel Leaves Big 12 Out Of College Football Playoff

Alabama debuted as No. 1 in the first AP poll. Right now, Saban's latest challenge is preparing for Alabama's season opener against Florida State on September 2 at 7 p.m.in Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Although a team like Nick Saban's dominating Alabama squad can be No. 1 in recruiting and No. 1 in performance on the field, most schools have to make the best out of what they've got.

Brighton claim first point at 10-man Watford

Tomer Hemed also hit the post for Albion. It was the home side that started off stronger in the opening ten minutes, keeping control of the ball and looking to test Albion's defence. It was all-Albion for the rest of the first half. Watford went straight down the other end, with Chalobah hitting a shot wide of goal 20 yards out.

Manchester United vs Leicester City, Premier League

Martial has been pushing for a start in recent weeks after delivering impressive, goalscoring cameos against the Hammers and the Swans, and Mourinho has seen fit to hand the Frenchman a chance to claim a regular starting spot against the former Premier League champions.

UEFA panic for Liverpool and Manchester United in Moscow

Mourinho can be pretty happy about United's prospects for the Champions League , too. Less formidable were the draws handed to Liverpool and both Manchester clubs. With more experience coming into this season, they may be able to impress and are capable of a deep run in the tournament. If Celtic and Brendan Rodgers crave European heavyweight action, they certainly got it.

France include PSG target Kylian Mbappe but Ousmane Dembele overlooked

It is no secret that the youngster wants to move to Parc des Princes this summer, and the two clubs have reportedly agreed in principle on terms of the deal. "Four months of the market, it's not good for football". Should either player leave, it would increase the need for Wenger to bring in a replacement, with Draxler high on his list of targets.

Will Nationals win on run line versus Mets? MLB Predictions 8/26/17

The Washington Nationals have slated a red hot Gio Gonzalez as Saturday's starter versus the visiting New York Mets . The 29-year-old deGrom has lost four of his last five outings and given up five runs in each of the last two - both losses.

Wembley has lost its glamour, says Sean Dyche

Of course, there are certain specific areas in any team. "The idea of Wembley has changed down the years because of all the different events there, all the different finals", he said . Spurs have won just two of their 11 matches at the new Wembley Stadium. Janssen's failure to produce mattered little to free-scoring Tottenham in 2016-17, with Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son both weighing in with their fair share of goals as the club finished the year with three 20+ scorers for the ...

Zlatan explains why he resigned for Manchester United

His injury kept him from playing in the Europa League final against his former club Ajax, but was the pivotal figure throughout the season which saw United lift two trophies. United manager Jose Mourinho said he had "no doubt" that Ibrahimovic "will be important in the second part of the season". The Los Angeles Galaxy had always been linked with a move for the former Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and Paris St Germain forward.

Orioles' Gausman look to erase memory vs. Red Sox

A messy couple of opening innings Friday night got worse for the Red Sox in the second inning. An errant throw from Porcello that sailed into shallow center field allowed Baltimore's first run to score in the top of the first, while a pair of errors from Rafael Devers and Sandy Leon led to a three-run frame in the second for the Orioles .

Champions League Is Where Liverpool Belong Declares Jordan Henderson

Laughing at Spurs drawing the toughest group in the #UCL . - The world's most expensive player, Neymar, and his new team, Paris Saint-Germain, were drawn in Group B along with five-time European Cup champions Bayern Munich , Belgian champion Anderlecht and Scottish title-winners Celtic.

Former England captain Wayne Rooney retires from global football

Rooney leaves England's team having scored and England-record 53 goals in 119 appearances. Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton in the summer, and his announcement comes two days after he scored his 200th Premier League goal in a 1-1 draw at Manchester City .

Palos Heights woman victor of $393M - largest prize in IL lottery history

Busking claimed her prize the same week a record $758.7 million Powerball jackpot was won in MA - itself the largest individual jackpot won by a lottery player. Another multi-state lottery jackpot victor has come forward. The prize, which was previously estimated to be the sixth-largest prize at $382 million, grew to $393 million, moving it up the ranks as the fifth-largest prize in the game's history.

Rob Gronkowski Has Pretty Thoughtful Take On Racial Tensions In US

Bill Belichick said Wednesday that Allen has made "a lot of progress" during training camp. "I hope that I'm somewhere getting toward the top as far as understanding it in its totality, but as of right now, I'm not sure". I enjoy it here. The 27-year-old joined an offense where the main moving parts - Brady, Rob Gronkowski , Julian Edelman - have been together for years.

Cowboys have to find spot on roster for Cooper Rush

The physicality that Rush brings is visibly more than what Moore has. Rush-mania is alive and kicking. Whether that means he becomes the teams primary backup or sticks around as a third quarterback behind a veteran backup, the Cowboys have to take a long-term view and make it a priority to keep Rush in Dallas.

Arsenal transfer report: Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi on Juventus' radar

And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport , Inter want to sign both players. Mustafi, a 25-year-old German global, only arrived at Arsenal last summer from Spanish outfit Valencia. It's always very hard to predict what will happen there. Mustafi has spent just one season at Arsenal following a £34million move from Valencia in 2016.

Rhys Hoskins Off to Historic MLB Start for Phillies

He now has 38 this season - he had 29 in Triple A before coming up - with more than a month to go. "He's very impressive", Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. He used his curveball to strikeout Chicago's Kris Bryant to end the third inning, Javier Baez to end the fourth and Ian Happ with the bases loaded to end the fifth.

White Rock-South Surrey run at Little League World Series ends

The first baseman had two home runs - one of which was a grand slam - in the first three innings of the game to pace the Canadian squad's attack in a 12-2 win over Italy Thursday. Mexico took the lead with a run in the fourth and tacked on three more runs in the fifth to knock out the White Rock, B.C., side. Mexico next plays 10-time Little League World Series champion Japan in the global championship game on Saturday, and through three contests, Japan has shown hardly any signs of weakness.

Australia Announce Playing XI for 1st Test Against Bangladesh

Khawaja's recall comes despite the concerns about his ability to play against spin in the subcontinent, which cost him opportunities in the recent India series. "We are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead", said a confident Lyon to the media after the training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

Laurie Daley axed as NSW Blues coach

The New South Wales Rugby League has recently concluded a review in to their 2-1 series loss this season this week and confirmed that Laurie Daley would not continue in the role after a disastrous collapse in game two. The NSWRL made the shock announcement that Daley will not have his contract extended via a statement on Friday afternoon. The NSWRL said the board had committed to conducting an organisational overhaul and restructure, which included appointing a new coach.

UCL qualifier : Liverpool trash Hoffenheim in 2nd leg to progress

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke added: "It is the toughest group, very challenging". In the first ever season in which five English clubs have reached the group stage, Manchester City are in Group F alongside Shakhtar Donetsk , Napoli and Feyenoord .

The Debate: Does Wayne Rooney's retirement mark a new dawn for England?

Having become the youngest player to score in a European Championship when he netted twice against Switzerland, Rooney produced a dazzling display to fire England into the knockout phase at the expense of Croatia. From the perspective of the stands, many England fans look back on Rooney's worldwide record with a sense of regret, focusing not on the achievements but instead on what might have been.

Sri Lanka manage 236/8 after middle-order collapse

Akila Dhananjaya bagged 6 for 54 and was adjudged player of the match. "That was my plan", Bhuvneshwar said. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and MS Dhoni walk back after sealing Indias win against Sri Lanka with their eighth-wicket partnership at Pallekele , on Thursday.

Sohail Khan back in Pakistan's Twenty20 squad

Hafeez and Kamran were part of Pakistan's squad for the tour of the West Indies in March this year but were unable to keep their spot due to lack of performances. "The team includes blend of youth and senior players". Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmad (captain/wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Baber Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umer Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin , Muhammad Amir, Ruman Raees, Usman Khan Shinwari and Sohail Khan .

Want-away Coutinho still out for Liverpool

Liverpool will be looking to maintain their winning run this weekend when they host Arsenal at Anfield . For Arsene Wenger , this is a fixture his team has lost only twice in the last six attempts. Coming off a gruelling early season schedule, Liverpool are set to play their fifth game in 16 days. Liverpool's extra game on Wednesday night may become a factor in the latter parts of their match against the Gunners on Sunday.

Muguruza eager to solve US Open puzzle

She also is looking to win her first grand slam event. The 30-year-old Russian won this tournament back in 2006 and has won five grand slam events in her career. Wimbledon champ Garbine Muguruza is the favourite to win the women's championship and she's got a good game for the hardcourts even though she has been brought up on clay in Spain.

Hot-putting Spieth in share of halfway lead at Northern Trust

Rickie Fowler has made up a five-shot deficit to Dustin Johnson in six holes and joined him and Jhonattan Vegas in the lead midway through the second round of The Northern Trust. Fellow American Fowler also improved in the standings thanks to his four-under-par 66, while Venezuela's Vegas posted a flawless 65. Jason Day - victor of the tournament in 2015 - struggled on Friday following his one-over-par 71, which left him six shots adrift.

Ibrahimovic signs a one-year deal with Man Utd

Mourinho has little doubt that Ibrahimovic will prove to a huge asset for Manchester United in the latter stages of the season because of his quality and experience. He added: "He will not be ready for the group phase of the Champions League ". "I'm really happy that he's with us", he said. Meanwhile, after a brilliant display last season, the Swede star made the 24-man shortlist compiled by Federation Internationale de Football Association legends for the 2017 Federation ...

Stanton homers twice, Marlins outlast Padres

Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Marlins a -171 favorite on the moneyline. TWINS 6, BLUE JAYS 1: Bartolo Colon pitched 62/3 innings for his second straight win, Byron Buxton had three hits and two RBI, and Minnesota won at Toronto.