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by | September 26, 2017 | 21:27

With Ozil set to return to the Arsenal squad for the visit of West Bromwich Albion, fans will be hoping the German midfielder can show a return to top form as Arsene Wenger's men look to close the gap on the current front-runners. The Arsenal star is edging closer to the end of his deal with the London-based club and there is no indication that he will be accepting a contract extension that has been sitting on the table for quite some time.

by | September 26, 2017 | 19:48

Conte informed the Spain worldwide by text over the summer that he would not be in his plans for the upcoming season, leading to a very public campaign from Costa to secure a move back to Atletico Madrid after three seasons and two league titles in west London.

by | September 26, 2017 | 19:42

The Portuguese's side have won five and drawn one of their opening six games after a Romelu Lukaku-secured 1-0 victory over Southampton , despite a flatter display than others they've offered so far. 'So when your opponent is coming with everything at you, let's do it [be defensive] for 10, 15 minutes, and we were solid'. He said: "I was a little bit surprised if I'm honest".

by | September 26, 2017 | 19:24

Kvyat, now 19th in the F1 world Championship with four points marked, "remains a member of the family Red Bull", says diplomatically to the press release. "The driver switch gives us an opportunity to make a more informed decision regarding our 2018 driver choices". He made way at the Austrian team for Max Verstappen after a collision-filled start to 2016, while the Russian has only scored points in two races this term - his haul of four vastly outweighed by the 48 that Sainz has accrued.

by | September 26, 2017 | 18:57

He fought 4our country/freedom. Look no further than Marie Tillman , the widow of Pat Tillman , who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004. "... I know the very personal costs in a way I feel acutely every day", Marie Tillman said, per CNN . Pat Tillman turned down a three-year $3.6 million contract with the Cardinals to enlist in the military in May 2002.

by | September 26, 2017 | 18:14

Costa has refused to return to Chelsea this season after accusing the Blues of treating him like a "criminal" and has been demanding they sell him to Atletico . "I'm very happy to be back home", he told the media at Madrid's Barajas airport. "There's a major doubt on Kevin Wimmer - he's touch-and-go and we'll have to see how he is this (Friday) morning".

by | September 26, 2017 | 18:13

Additionally, United would reportedly have no issue meeting Ozil's wage demands, which now stand at £250,000-a-week. Speculation surrounding Ozil's future has amplified over the summer after the playmaker refused to sign a new contract tabled at the end of last season.

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:52

He also called on fans to boycott games "until players stop disrespecting our country ". "I refuse to be one of those people who watches injustices yet does nothing", Reid wrote in the Times . The team then walked to the sideline as the American flag was unfurled on the field and they stood , arm-in-arm, during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner .

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:54

More than 150 players could be seen kneeling or sitting in the 14 games that took place on Sunday, easily the largest such demonstration since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first began protesting in 2016. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said it's inappropriate for National Football League players to protest the flag over their concerns. After the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry told reporters he didn't want to go to the White House for ...

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:48

Mesut Ozil reportedly wants to join Manchester United . The German worldwide is keen on joining the Red Devils according to the report. Özil appears to have lost the faith of many Arsenal fans due to his lack of desire to sign a new contract with the club, and his performances on the pitch have done little to put himself in the Gunners faithful's good books either.

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:29

The four basketball coaches were arrested late Monday. Employees of a "major worldwide sportswear company" also face charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. According to NBC News' Tom Winters, the OSU coach charged is assistant Lamont Evans. Evans is accused of taking part in a bribery and fraud scheme involving three other college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major worldwide sportswear company.

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:23

Both men have been ruled out of Wednesday's fourth ODI at the Oval and are expected to miss the rest of the series. Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been left out of England's final two one-day global matches against the West Indies after an incident in Bristol earlier this week.

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:22

However, the two clubs have now agreed on a fee that could reportedly rise up to €60 million. Pedro scored Chelsea's other goal as Conte's side maintained its ideal away record in the league, keeping it within three points of United and City at the top of the table.

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:07

And Morata then made it six goals in as many Premier League appearances for Chelsea as he sealed his hat-trick with eight minutes remaining. Whereas Costa's time at the club has only been deemed worthy of a concise 30-word statement, they paid tribute to Matic by reflecting on his time with them in a near-700-word statement , thanking him for his service at the end.

by | September 26, 2017 | 17:01

Ronaldo will be looking to forget his early season struggles as Real Madrid aim to lay down a marker in their quest for a third consecutive Champions League at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. "I am happy for him because he is a boy who wants to learn and he will have more opportunities". "You can have a 10 or 15-point deficit but in football there are highs and lows and you can experience bad moments and each team will experience them", the 1998 World Cup victor said.

by | September 26, 2017 | 16:57

Tammy Abraham, the player who spurned Nigeria's advances this week, scored his second league goal of the season for Swansea who lost 2-1 to Watford that had Isaac Success on the bench for the whole encounter. Chelsea's head of communications and public affairs Steve Atkins added: " We spoke to Alvaro after the game and he is grateful also that they have changed the words".

by | September 26, 2017 | 16:31

A turbulent summer which saw both club and player take aim at the other was expected to result in Costa being loaned out ahead of a January transfer to Atletico Madrid, though a move never materialised. Atletico, who initially sold Costa to Chelsea in 2014, also announced the deal on Thursday. By the time Atletico's transfer embargo is over at the start of 2018, Costa will not have played for over six months.

by | September 26, 2017 | 16:26

Klopp did answer the question but it was all very weird and awkward. "I am really impressed that we're in a Champions League press conference and we're talking about things like this", Klopp said, definitely not impressed that he was being asked such a question in a press conference for a Champions League game .

by | September 26, 2017 | 16:14

Tensions have soared following Pyongyang's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3, which along with missile tests triggered a volley of threats and personal insults between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

by | September 26, 2017 | 15:59

LeBron James is hopeful Dwyane Wade will join the Cleveland Cavaliers after he secured his buyout from the Chicago Bulls . As for his role at the interaction of politics and sports, James said "My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee..." James also pointed out that this was all part of his plan for Irving to assume the leadership role for Cavaliers in the future.

by | September 26, 2017 | 15:39

Arsenal will host West Bromwich Albion on Monday at Emirates Stadium in London . Following their league assignment, Arsenal visit Belarusian side BATE Borisov in Europa League on Thursday. "But you know that you could pay the price for it". "You can not sacrifice deliberately any competition with the pressure that every club is under now", Wenger told reporters ahead of Arsenal's home match against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday.

by | September 26, 2017 | 15:28

But, they don't believe the anthem is the place or time to do so. "They are not protesting the flag, they are not protesting America, they are protesting the inequalities that's it". It's a dog whistle to the racists among us to say otherwise. "Far as I'm concerned the President is right", said Vietnam veteran and Legion member Fred Chambers.

by | September 26, 2017 | 15:03

Monday reports told that after the incident between Neymar and Cavani PSG chiefs tried to pay off Edinson with €1m. That comment is understood to have got the two strikers off on the wrong footing and the rift between the pair was evident recently when there was a clear disagreement between Cavani and Neymar over who should take a penalty during PSG's 2-0 win over Lyon on Sept 18.

by | September 26, 2017 | 14:56

I'm not his friend, though. "Whatever topic y'all want to hit, let's stay there before me move on to the next". He's not my friend. "I think it's going to go through, and it will be the largest tax cut in the history of the country", the president told reporters as he prepared to return to the White House from his New Jersey golf resort.

by | September 26, 2017 | 14:51

If so, Mourinho will have struck a coup by signing Ozil on a free transfer, who can transform Manchester United manifold even with playmaking geniuses of the likes of Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the disposal of the Portuguese manager.

by | September 26, 2017 | 14:08

Villanueva's Steelers teammates were reportedly shocked by his actions to come out for the anthem. Villanueva said that he had asked Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger if he could stand with the captains in front of the team during the anthem, and that he turned back to look at this teammates as the anthem started.

by | September 26, 2017 | 13:39

Costa had scored 52 Premier League goals to help Chelsea lift two titles in three years. The 28-year-old was frozen out at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after the signing of his global teammate Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid .

by | September 26, 2017 | 13:31

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has lauded Mesut Ozil as the Gunners' most technical and influential player; however, he has questioned the German internationals performances, suggesting he could do more for the team. Wenger conceded that it was painful to lose players who had been at the club for a long time - including Oxlade-Chamberlain, who made the move to Anfield on deadline day for £35m who had built their career at the Emirates.

by | September 26, 2017 | 13:30

Including a two-legged Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest, City won their first 10 competitive matches under Guardiola before a 3-3 draw at Celtic 12 months ago set in motion a winless run of six games in all competitions.

by | September 26, 2017 | 13:10

While he said he "wouldn't be surprised" if National Basketball Association players followed the lead of their NFL counterparts who have taken a knee during the anthem, he seems to have no plans to do so. "He doesn't understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the President of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement".

by | September 26, 2017 | 12:46

The Belgium global converted a rebound in the first half to give Jose Mourinho's side a fifth win in six Premier League games and keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table. Chelsea play at Atletico next Wednesday in the Champions League and all parties are relieved the matter has been resolved. "I'm not going to be ungrateful to Chelsea , where I was also very happy, playing in a team that was great", said Costa , quoted by BBC Sport .

by | September 26, 2017 | 12:31

Costa joined the Blues from Atletico in July 2014, scoring 59 goals in 120 appearances. The 28-year-old was frozen out at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after the signing of his global teammate Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

by | September 26, 2017 | 12:17

Sims tossed 6 2/3 strong innings and collected his first major league hit to start a three-run sixth. Milwaukee began the day one game behind Colorado for the NL's second wild card. Jason Heyward followed Russell with a run-scoring double. Hundley hit a three-run homer and Pence added a solo homer in a five-run fifth inning to support Cueto (8-8), who gave up two runs in six innings.

by | September 26, 2017 | 12:07

It was Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane who provided India the early impetus, racking up 139 runs for the opening wicket. The youngster from Baroda has delivered with both bat and ball to bail the side out of precarious situations time and again, which makes him a vital weapon in Kohli's artillery.

by | September 26, 2017 | 11:54

On Fanatics.com, Villanueva's No. 78 jersey has been the best-selling jersey in the National Football League the past day across all of its retail platforms, according to multiple media reports . Speaking the day after the Steelers 17-23 loss to the Bears, Villanueva revealed he simply got muddled up in the chaotic scenes that struck as players tried to squeeze into the stadium tunnel as pre-game entertainment event staff were also walking in and out of the tunnel.