• L'Equipe: Zidane wants to take over at Manchester United
L'Equipe: Zidane wants to take over at Manchester United

Zidane was heading the Whites from 2016 to 2018, and won nine titles with the Real Madrid . Many United fans are unhappy with Jose Mourinho's demeanour and style of play, with some looking for him to be replaced in what is - historically - a crucial third season for Mourinho's reign.

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  • Ben Stokes cleared of affray outside Bristol nightclub
Ben Stokes cleared of affray outside Bristol nightclub

Stokes said he was acting in self-defence, or in the defence of others, when he punched the two best friends hours after England played the West Indies in a one-day global in the city. As the verdicts were delivered at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday (Tuesday night NZ Time), Stokes closed his eyes and then looked up. O'Connor said they were than...

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  • Paul Pogba: Barcelona director does not expect move for Manchester United midfielder
Paul Pogba: Barcelona director does not expect move for Manchester United midfielder

However, Pogba - who cost United a then-world record £89 million (105 million euros, $116 million) in 2016 to prise him away from Juventus - is known to be upset by Mourinho's remarks about his performances at the World Cup compared to those for his club last season.

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  • Sevilla vs Barcelona: Dembele wins Spanish Super Cup for LaLiga champions
Sevilla vs Barcelona: Dembele wins Spanish Super Cup for LaLiga champions

Dembele then put Barca ahead before Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved Wissam Ben Yedder's last-gasp penalty. The Blaugrana looked disjointed for large spells of the first-half, but fortuitously levelled proceedings through Gerard Pique when the defender latched on to a rebound off Lionel Messi's freekick.

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  • What former cricketers are saying about India’s performances in England
What former cricketers are saying about India’s performances in England

Virender Sehwag lamented the poor showing from the visiting batsmen and hoped that they have the mental strength to overcome disastrous displays in the remainder of the England tour. " England deserved to win; we deserved to lose". Broad took over from Anderson to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane, smartly caught at third slip by Keaton Jennings for 13, ...

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  • Ian Wright names two positives from Man City defeat
Ian Wright names two positives from Man City defeat

A first half goal from Raheem Sterling followed by an excellent left-footed strike by Bernardo Silva on 64 minutes sealed the victory for the reigning holders. "It's just one of those things". "That is going to be one of the most interesting things to watch". As for Arsenal , it is a fresh start for a squad that finished in sixth last seas...

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  • Emery Expects Tough Arsenal, City Premier League Debut
Emery Expects Tough Arsenal, City Premier League Debut

I like playing with them. Emery has commented recently that he wants his team to play like City, and he will demand intensity and pressing that was often lacking from his predecessor's teams. "You need building it up in time". Emery speaks English far from fluently but his command of the language has improved since his appointment in May and he...

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  • Manchester United vs. Leicester City live stream info, TV channel
Manchester United vs. Leicester City live stream info, TV channel

Jose Mourinho has given a cryptic answer when asked whether his Manchester United team can challenge for the Premier League title this season by simply saying people will see by November. "Their fans were moaning that they did not attack enough and although I think Mourinho has tried to address that, they really need to hit the ground runnin...

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  • Kovacic frees Bakayoko to Milan
Kovacic frees Bakayoko to Milan

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is also a keen admirer with the Red Devils reportedly preparing a fresh approach this week. Spanish giants Barca are thought to have made more than one bid for the winger that were all turned down by Chelsea .

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  • Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United left in a hard position'
Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United left in a hard position'

Amid rumors that he will sign for Barcelona this summer or in an upcoming transfer window (remember, the transfer window in Spain is open for a few more weeks), Manchester United star Paul Pogba has given a cryptic response regarding his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho .

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  • Lucas Perez joins West Ham on a permanent deal from Arsenal
Lucas Perez joins West Ham on a permanent deal from Arsenal

The 29-year-old joined the Gunners two years ago but spent the entirety of last season on loan at former club Deportivo. According to Goal , Perez has undergone a medical with the east London side and will arrive to provide depth to Manuel Pellegrini's squad in attacking areas - where his versatility will be useful as he can play up front or in...

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  • Arrival of Courtois ignites fight in Real Madrid goal
Arrival of Courtois ignites fight in Real Madrid goal

He said all the right things, speaking in Spanish through a translator, when asked about the eye-popping fee and appeared calm and composed while being asked to keep returning to the issue. "I had a great time there, but now this is my club and my home". I realise the game is different in England but it is also true that a lot of Spanish players al...

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  • Manchester United Reject Pogba Bid - Raiola Still Working On Barca Deal
Manchester United Reject Pogba Bid - Raiola Still Working On Barca Deal

The 23-year-old has emerged as one of the leading young stars in European football over the past 18 months and United fans will be watching this very closely indeed. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why Paul Pogba might want out at Manchester United and how Jose Mourinho could factor into his decision. "During a season, you can have a big ...

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  • Browns trading former first-round pick Corey Coleman to Bills
Browns trading former first-round pick Corey Coleman to Bills

Cleveland fans are used to the Browns disappointing them on Sundays in the fall, but on this specific Sunday during the summer, it seems as though many have been let down by their team again. "We'll tell him how we do things here, what the expectations are". He was also sent home from the Browns' trip to Houston for missing curfew while he was inju...

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  • Barcelona offer two players plus significant fee for Paul Pogba
Barcelona offer two players plus significant fee for Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is integral to how Manchester United operate, both on and off the pitch: he is a key player in the centre of midfield and often orchestrates the play; off the field he is seen by United as central to their commercial plans. Mourinho appeared to question Pogba's effort and heart while playing for his club, saying, "I don't think it's a...

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  • HAPPENING NOW: Lucas Torreira flying to London for Arsenal medical
HAPPENING NOW: Lucas Torreira flying to London for Arsenal medical

It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal . There are doubts over Torreira's ability to adapt to a more physical league than Serie A, but his father Ricardo claims his son has a programme ready to help him settle in England .

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  • Luiz urges Courtois and Hazard to stay at Chelsea
Luiz urges Courtois and Hazard to stay at Chelsea

I never said that I want to leave the club. Real Madrid's hopes of signing Courtois hinge on Chelsea's ability to find a replacement of similar calibre before the Premier League transfer window closes next Thursday. "They know Chelsea a lot, so they know what they've had here, the fun they've had here". "I want the best players to stay, o...

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  • Sarri and Courtois set to stage talks over goalkeeper’s future
Sarri and Courtois set to stage talks over goalkeeper’s future

And, it was very hard, very difficult. He told the club's official website: "It is very good for me, I am really happy here in the club, with my team-mates, the supporters and the club in general. Both players have indicated a desire to leave Stamford Bridge, but Real have so far made a bid only for Courtois and Chelsea have no plans to sell ...

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  • Kobe Bryant gets credited by Terrell Owens in Hall of Fame speech
Kobe Bryant gets credited by Terrell Owens in Hall of Fame speech

The six-time Pro Bowler compiled 15,934 receiving yards and 153 receiving touchdowns on 1,078 career receptions. Green passed away July 22, 2016. However, in my heart, I know that this is the right thing to do. Moss set numerous individual records during his career, including catching a rookie-record 17 touchdowns in 1998, a mark that still stands ...

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  • International News Chelsea boss unhappy with Willian 4 hours ago
International News Chelsea boss unhappy with Willian 4 hours ago

The Belgian, who had a strong World Cup in Russian Federation, has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu. "It depends on the club, it depends especially on him, but I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper". Willian initially joined Chelsea in 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala for £35m, could the offer from Real Madrid have turned his hea...

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  • Alisson Becker given provisional squad number ahead of first Liverpool start
Alisson Becker given provisional squad number ahead of first Liverpool start

Loris Karius now holds the No. 1 jersey at Anfield, with Simon Mignolet the club's No. 22, but it's been reported that both players could be offloaded by manager Jurgen Klopp this summer. Last season, while each of the three main strikers scored more than 20 goals each - and Salah was the Premier League's leading marksmen - no other Liverpo...

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  • Guardiola backs Brazilian duo to succeed at City
Guardiola backs Brazilian duo to succeed at City

But whatever the line-ups, there are plenty of talking points and the game will be closely watched for clues as domestic football reclaims centre stage just three weeks after the World Cup final in Russian Federation. For Chelsea , Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury. Sarri suggested a similar side to the one that featured in pre-s...

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  • India vs England: India dismisses England for 287 in first innings
India vs England: India dismisses England for 287 in first innings

Joe Root's men seemed to be edging their rivals but Kohli has them back in the game. Root was looking set to get a big one but a brilliant piece of fielding from Kohli saw the right-hander getting run-out for 80. Curran was not upset about the dropped catches . Whatever happens in this game they've allowed Virat Kohli to go on and get 149. ...

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  • Urban Meyer's Bacon is Cooked
Urban Meyer's Bacon is Cooked

Any downward trend for the Buckeyes has been relatively short-lived, as their last three coaches - Urban Meyer , Jim Tressel and John Cooper - were all able to transition out of potential turbulence and quickly get Ohio State back into the top 10.

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  • Anthony Martial has tweeted after failing to return to Manchester United training
Anthony Martial has tweeted after failing to return to Manchester United training

Disgruntled forward Martial left United's pre-season tour of the United States to attend the birth of his second child in Paris, where he has remained since the arrival of his son. "I agree that when the Premier League starts, the transfer window close", Mourinho said. What I don't agree with is that the Premier League starts now.

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  • Japan forward Muto set to join Newcastle
Japan forward Muto set to join Newcastle

Set to cost £22 million, potentially rising as high as £27 million, it is easy to see why Rafael Benitez has cashed in on the 22-year-old Serbia worldwide and it is likely he will immediately reinvest those funds into his squad at St. They have also signed Japan worldwide striker Yoshinori Muto from Mainz, subject to a work permit . It means we c...

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  • Chelsea Consider £100m Bid From Real For Two Stars
Chelsea Consider £100m Bid From Real For Two Stars

Maurizio Sarri is planning to make Eden Hazard the captain of Chelsea this season as the Italian tries to keep the Belgian at Stamford Bridge, according to the Mirror . This is described as an "opening" offer which means Florentino Perez and co. could well be back for more if it isn't accepted, though the newspaper have it that Chelsea are ...

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  • Liverpool thrash Manchester United 4-1 in International Champions Cup
Liverpool thrash Manchester United 4-1 in International Champions Cup

They face a further friendly against Bayern Munich in Munich on August 5. "The atmosphere is good but if I was them I wouldn't come", United boss Mourinho was quoted as saying by BBC Sport at his post-match press conference. "He came from the World Cup with an injury, and the time he had to rest in the holiday was not enough to resolve the prob...

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  • Unai Emery impressed by Smith Rowe's performances for Arsenal
Unai Emery impressed by Smith Rowe's performances for Arsenal

I can just say I'm enjoying myself more here than I was in Manchester ". Mkhitaryan's switch to Arsenal saw him reunited with former Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos arriving from BVB this month as Emery's squad for 2018-19 takes shape.

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  • Jose Mourinho admits right-back selection dilemma
Jose Mourinho admits right-back selection dilemma

United, told talkSPORT : "I think Martial , ability-wise, is incredible". "I think a team that is working for six weeks minimum, with all the players except one central defender and one striker that can join in the last week and probably be available, I think that is clear, a much better situation for them".

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  • Aaron Ramsey is a 'symbol' for Arsenal, says Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Aaron Ramsey is a 'symbol' for Arsenal, says Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The north London side have seen Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere run down their contracts, while Mesut Ozil committed to a new deal in February after threatening to leave the club. Petr Cech said on Wednesday he was prepared to fight for his place as Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper and denied any contact with Chelsea over a return to Stamford B...

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  • Hamilton retakes F1 lead with ‘miracle’ victory in Germany
Hamilton retakes F1 lead with ‘miracle’ victory in Germany

F1's proposal to host a grand prix in Miami next year has been postponed, but a 2020 race is still in the running. Then, with just 15 laps to run, Vettel was in the wall. " It's been emotional, the most emotional day, up and down ", he said. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo started at the back of the grid but failed to finish the race following ...

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  • Julian Alaphilippe takes wild 16th stage
Julian Alaphilippe takes wild 16th stage

Thomas now commands a lead of two minutes and 30 seconds over Froome, the 2017 Tour de France victor, with only four stages to go. The short-but-challenging 65km 17th stage begins today, taking the riders from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan, including many hard ascents.

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  • Unai Emery and Petr Cech give verdicts on Mesut Ozil retirement decision
Unai Emery and Petr Cech give verdicts on Mesut Ozil retirement decision

Emery on Wednesday said Arsenal were taking pains to make sure Ozil, 29, feels comfortable at the club as controversy rages in Germany over his acrimonious walk-out following the World Cup in Russian Federation. "I am very happy with him, every player is looking together and Mesut has the respect of every player here". "Normality is the best ...

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  • Outrage after foul ball tossed to young fan grabbed by adult
Outrage after foul ball tossed to young fan grabbed by adult

There were many foul balls in that section that day and they were happily shared with many deserving fans. The Cubs made up for the kid missing out on the ball by delivering two baseballs signed by Javier Baez . You may have noticed that the kid has two baseballs. CBS News reached out to the Cubs but could not independently confirm Kaplan's ...

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  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says more records 'impossible'
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says more records 'impossible'

Champions City were the first side in English history to reach 100 points last season while setting a new mark of 106 top-flight goals. Cape Town - Manchester City new boy Riyad Mahrez says he is ambitious and wants to win as many trophies as possible during his stay at the Etihad Stadium .

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  • Tour de France Halted After Hay Bales Thrown At Peloton
Tour de France Halted After Hay Bales Thrown At Peloton

What this clearly reiterates is that, although he's had a run-in with authorities because of a doping product, Froome - who was exonerated for the Salbutamol case - is the best GC rider of his generation. "I was not affected because I was not in the first 10 of the group", he said. "We expect a lot of attacks from the start". "We're in this...

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  • Mesut Ozil supported by Kevin-Prince Boateng and Fatau Dauda
Mesut Ozil supported by Kevin-Prince Boateng and Fatau Dauda

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Mesut Ozil for his "national and native" decision to quit the German national team over what the Arsenal playmaker perceived to be racially-motivated criticism of his World Cup performances.

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  • Neymar insists he will stay with PSG
Neymar insists he will stay with PSG

Neymar has played down speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid and insists he is staying at Paris Saint-Germain. "I'm staying, I'm staying in Paris, I have a contract", Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo.

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  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa
Sri Lanka vs South Africa

The Lankan spinners who wrought havoc in the first Test at Galle dismissing South Africa for scores of 126 and 73 continued their stranglehold on the Proteas batsmen who were all at sea against the spin of Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera who took nine wickets between them.

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