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by | August 14, 2017 | 06:03

Mkhitaryan's pass freed Juan Mata and when the Spaniard's shot was blocked by West Ham goalkeeper Hart, he squared the ball to Lukaku, but the 24-year-old could not get a shot away. Arnautovic served a reminder of West Ham's threat with a header that De Gea was obliged to tip over, but it seemed only to redouble the home side's determination to stretch their lead.

by | August 14, 2017 | 04:37

The United manager knows him well, the pair having worked together at Chelsea in a spell that brought the 2014-15 Premier League title to Stamford Bridge. 'Conte is a fantastic coach too, because he won everything at Juventus and has already won the Premier League in his first year with Chelsea . After an impressive pre-season, United will now look to prepare for their Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday.

by | August 14, 2017 | 04:19

The New York Mets scratched second baseman Neil Walker from the starting lineup Saturday night as they worked to finalize a trade to send the veteran second baseman to the Milwaukee Brewers . While a deadline deal with the Yankees was in the works, it fell through at the last minute due to concerns about his medical records. "I'm excited to be back in a playoff race", Walker said.

by | August 14, 2017 | 04:00

That tied Gary Sheffield (1996) for the Marlins single-season record. Stanton leads the majors with 41 homers, and his Marlins (55-60), while realistically out of playoff contention, have been playing good baseball lately. In Detroit, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered and drove in three runs each as Minnesota extended its winning streak to six. Miami opened the scoring with two runs in the second.

by | August 14, 2017 | 03:49

There were reports that one of the militants could be a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen. After the encounter, clashes erupted in Zainapora and other areas in Shopian . Earlier, two Army men were martyred and three others injured in the encounter. The Pulwama-Shopian-Kulgam region has become a hotbed of homegrown terrorists, the officials said.

by | August 14, 2017 | 03:45

When you relax, you play with confidence. While United had to deal with playing regularly on Thursdays and Sundays on their way to winning the competition in Stockholm, Chelsea eased to the Premier League title with no European football to worry about - and neither did Liverpool, who took fourth spot as United finished sixth.

by | August 14, 2017 | 03:34

He said: "We need players who can challenge our starting XI, players who believe in themselves and think 'OK, I can challenge Dele Alli, I can challenge Harry Kane ". That bad run has many fans shuddering with fear ahead of the new campaign, and manager Pochettino has conceded the move could present the team with their biggest test this term.

by | August 14, 2017 | 03:28

Neymar was signed by PSG for 222 million euros. Barcelona have made Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele their primary targets in their bid to replace Neymar , but are struggling to come to an agreement with either club.

by | August 14, 2017 | 03:03

Will we get it? "I was thinking I needed three [summer] transfer windows, but after two I have a good group and the club as a football club is much better equipped", Mourinho told the Daily Mail. Mourinho played it all down, however, saying: "Last season we were also top of the league in the first match and we finished sixth so this means nothing".

by | August 14, 2017 | 02:34

Ozil is a major doubt with an ankle injury while Alexis Sanchez has not played during pre-season due to Confederations Cup commitments. Speaking after his side's victory over Chelsea , Wenger warned that too much competition for positions could be damaging for his players.

by | August 14, 2017 | 02:10

The Brazilian, signed from Barcelona for a world-record £198m , slotted home after 82 minutes, converting Edinson Cavani's low ball across the box. Neymar had earlier provided a delightful 62nd-minute pass from which Cavani struck to make it 2-0. Twenty minutes later, Neymar was at the receiving end of Cavani's work to wrap a near-perfect debut.

by | August 14, 2017 | 01:07

The shocker was Day, the former No. 1 player in the world and a PGA champion two years ago. Jordan Spieth , who goes for the career grand slam this week, is two over par with two holes left to play. "I'm sure there will be nerves in there, but that's what we play for and that's what we practice for". One also one needs to score off the par-fives because you are not going to get too many chances.

by | August 13, 2017 | 23:06

Harper ripped an RBI double in Thursday's 3-2 victory over Miami, giving Washington four wins in its last five games and pushing its lead in the National League East to a staggering season-high 15 games over the second-place Marlins - a number that fell to 14 1/2 when Miami won on Friday.

by | August 13, 2017 | 22:09

Right now just three drivers will qualify for the playoffs on points and should another different victor emerge this weekend, the battle for the final playoff spots really intensifies. Practice will be the determining factor. With that, let's jump in and take a look at some of the top picks this week. This is my home track . Earnhardt Jr.is winless over the past two seasons, and he has only four top-10 finishes this year.

by | August 13, 2017 | 21:12

It was written by Todd Jones, the NFL's special counsel for conduct, with the letter saying that the decision on the suspension was for violations involving "physical force against a woman in the context of an intimate relationship". The threat from the league means that Elliott needs to stay out of trouble. "I am both surprised and disappointed by the NFL's decision today, and I strongly disagree with the League's findings", Elliott said in his statement, which was posted to social media.

by | August 13, 2017 | 20:54

Lukaku scored on his competitive debut for United in Tuesday's 2-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat to Madrid in Skopje and was named in Mourinho's starting line-up alongside Matic to make his Premier League bow against Slaven Bilic's side. Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo remain sidelined, but Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are both available after European suspensions. Jose Mourinho will open his Premier League title quest today with the clash against West Ham United .

by | August 13, 2017 | 20:38

Red Devils fans will be optimistic for an assault on the Premier League title and it could turn into reality, providing they manage to transfer some of their home draws into wins. They have focused on strengthening each area of their team and will be looking to improve on their position of eleventh place last campaign. RS - Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Mkhitaryan has looked stunning throughout the pre-season campaign, providing three and netting three of his own in a new second striker role, and ...

by | August 13, 2017 | 20:28

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed "relief" over Olivier Giroud's decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City . The Frenchman grabbed a hat trick on the opening day of last season while he was still at Lyon and his opening day record far eclipses his current Arsenal teammates'.

by | August 13, 2017 | 20:01

A predictable Arsenal implosion followed, with Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy putting Leicester in front. England striker Vardy put the visitors 2-1 ahead just before the half hour, darting into the box to rifle another fine Albrighton cross past Cech after the winger had pounced on a poor square ball from Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil.

by | August 13, 2017 | 19:41

With less than a year remaining on Sanchez's current deal at the Emirates Stadium , the Chile global has been linked with a move away from the club and that he could even walk away for free at the end of the upcoming season. "People might say he had better players around him but let's not forget that Leicester won the league two years ago". "We have spent, of course, but all the teams have spent", he continued.

by | August 13, 2017 | 19:27

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold to Barcelona in this summer's transfer window . "I think FSG have got it under control, and they're the key". The experienced Uruguayan defender celebrated just his second Watford goal since joining the club but, despite a solid result , the former Napoli man wants to see improvements.

by | August 13, 2017 | 18:57

Burnley hit the post with a free-kick and the match ended with yet another surge from Chelsea who had run out of time to complete their fightback. It got worse for Chelsea four minutes later as Vokes rose well to head home Defour's cross for his second of the game, 0-3.

by | August 13, 2017 | 18:57

Spurs lacked ingenuity and Kane was shown a yellow card for scything down Lejeune in a tackle that brought the Frenchman's outing to an early end. The game suddenly burst into life, with Gayle forcing Hugo Lloris into a save at his near post, but Newcastle's positive response soon fizzled out.

by | August 13, 2017 | 16:52

Dortmund are holding out for a bid of around €135 million for Dembele and on Sunday they have confirmed that he wouldn't be returning to squad training in the short-term future. Their CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, then indicated that Dortmund are not ruling out a sale, with the Bundesliga club reported to be seeking a fee of at least €130m.

by | August 13, 2017 | 16:41

Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio #2 of the Oakland Raiders kneel on the sidelines during the first half of the National Football League game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.