Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has elected to leave the Belgium global at home as Chelsea keep one eye on continuing their 100% start to the Premier League season. He made substitute appearances in the first two Premier League games and has scored five goals in his subsequent three starts, delighting the Blues faithful who feared he would make a summer switch to Real Madrid which never materialised.
Last season dominant and we all know it's not easy to be dominant in the Championship even if you have the best team", Mourinho told reporters. "You see the level of the teams - you see Liverpool's squad, Manchester City's squad, Chelsea's squad, Tottenham's squad, and Arsenal are improving".
The Brazilian started on the bench for the midweek Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain after being caught in the eye by Jan Vertonghen last weekend, with Daniel Sturridge starring in his place. It was a lead which Liverpool more than deserved, even if PSG had appeared to have weathered their persistent, early pressure. Daniel Sturridge , who had not started a Champions League game since his days with Chelsea in 2012, was given the nod to replace Firmino in attack and ...
After tangling with Ronaldo , Colombian Murillo tumbled to the ground holding his face, and referee Felix Brych consulted with the assistant official beside the goal before giving the competition's all-time record goalscorer his marching orders.
It doesn't help that Trubisky has been one of the lowest-graded players on offense by Pro Football Focus through two games: Week 1 - 52.6, Week 2: 49.7. That is good Seattle defense. Dickson, dropping the ball onto the turf before kicking it on the bounce, landed the ball on the 1-yard line in the arms of Anthony Miller , who could return it only 14 yards - putting the Bears 10 yards behind where they would have been with a touchback.
It's not that you can plan for it. "He has surpassed my feelings in terms of his ability and he is a better player than I had given him credit for, so we have been really pleased and that is with the caveat that he is not as fit as he can be".
The five-time world player of the year was clearly distraught as he left the pitch, still shaking his head. But his first match in the competition for his new club lasted less than half an hour on Wednesday as he was sent off after appearing to pull at an opponent's hair.
Ronaldo netted his first goals for his new club Juventus this weekend, with the Old Lady maintaining their unbeaten start to the Serie A season. In a week where Real Madrid needed his goals to get the three points against a stubborn Athletic Bilbao side, the former goal machine was in Italy delivering the goods.
Something for Jurgen Klopp to worry about? Follow the game with us below. The scoreline flattered Spurs and shows the Reds still have room to improve. Liverpool top the table on goal difference from Chelsea and Watford after winning their opening four games. And who shone brightest for Spurs on a disappointing afternoon? Within five minutes of the second half posts at either end were hit, after Andrew Robertson's intended cross floated onto the crossbar for Liverpool and a ...
Kylian Mbappe? Come on! PSG right-back Thomas Meunier looks to have his work cut out if that trio can dovetail once again, but the Belgium worldwide helped his nation reach the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer and is unlikely to be fazed.
The team-mates of Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis have confirmed that the 30-year-old quit and retired at half-time during their 20-31 loss against the LA Chargers today. "Completely disrespectful", Alexander said , according to The Athletic . "A lot of things go bad, and guys lose their stinger a little bit". ESPN's Chris Mortensen further reported that Davis changed into his street clothes and left the stadium at halftime, backing Alexander's version of events.
A flawless start through five games is not unheard of in the Premier League as Chelsea themselves have done it four times, though both of Liverpool's previous five-for-five came in the old First Division. "I am not going to complain because after three victories it was all fantastic and now after two defeats it's not a disaster", Pochettino said. When you lose, yes of course you need to talk about different things, but I'm not anxious.
Jaba Khositashvili (4-0, 2KOs) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania beat Lawrence King (4-1, 3KOs) of San Bernardino, California via unanimous decision in a six-round light heavyweight fight. Gennady Golovkin promised a "special war" when he clashes with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez after the pair successfully made weight in Las Vegas. Alvarez inflicted the first defeat of Kazakh slugger Golovkin's career after two judges scored it 115-113 in his favor, with another judge scoring it even at 114-114.
Gordon, 27, is scheduled to make just $790K this season before becoming a restricted free agent next offseason. Gordon had a touchdown catch in the Browns' Week 1 tie with Pittsburgh . The Browns declared Gordon out earlier Saturday because of a hamstring injury and left him in Cleveland before the team departed for New Orleans to play the Saints on Sunday.
Emery finally started Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together against Cardiff and it paid off as they were both on the score-sheet. "For Mesut it is important, for me also, (to have) this focus every day with us". " He was not sleeping at the beginning but the last two days it has settled down ".
He told BetVictor: " Maurizio Sarri is certainly changing the way Chelsea approach their football and his refreshing attacking attitude is already making him a fans' favourite at the Bridge". Cardiff are able to call upon Josh Murphy again after he recovered from a hamstring injury while Aron Gunnarsson is also back from a knee complaint but Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is still working his way back from a knee injury.
The Storm did it in style, completing a three-game sweep of the Washington Mystics on Wednesday with a 98-82 win in Fairfax, Virginia. And this season showed that the city of D.C. Washington battled Seattle and history. They forgot about their past, which included seven straight playoffs losses on the road and focused entirely on Game 3.
The sixth seed dominated the match from the off as he triumphed 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 for a second successive grand slam title and the ideal end to a year that saw the Serb recover from a loss of form and a serious elbow injury. "I really am. I feel like these guys, rivalries with these guys, matches with Federer and Nadal, have made me the player I am, have shaped me into the player I am today", Djokovic said, his shiny silver U.S.
Rodgers echoed McCarthy on taking it on a day by day basis and revealed he didn't take pain medications Sunday night. Rodgers has not been practicing this week, but he's going to attempt to do some things today. Rodgers avoided questions about his knee injury on Tuesday and the team has still not made a decision on whether he'll play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings , despite Rodgers saying Sunday after the Bears game he would play .
In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Trump said "I don't like what Nike did". On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed from an anonymous "senior official" in the Trump administration titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration".
I'm going to go with NO here and I'm not going to overthink it. The 21-year-old rookie was unruffled by the early setback and completed 16 of 21 passes for 198 yards. "A couple good plays aren't going to win games". Darnold's 116.8 passer rating was the fourth-highest for a quarterback throwing at least 20 pass attempts in his debut since 1999, the first year data is available from Pro Football Reference.
They will play their first game of the season on Oct 17 against the Dallas Mavericks . Unfortunately for Booker and the Suns, a lingering hand injury will force the star guard to potentially miss the beginning of training camp. Booker signed a five-year, $158 extension earlier this summer. He averaged a career-high 24.9 points and shot 38.3 percent from 3-point range in 54 games last season.
They came after all of Chicago assumed they had the game won. "That is the only thing on my mind". After scoring a touchdown and a field goal on its first two possessions, the Bears offense was held to two field goals on its final eight drives.
But Djokovic made the key breakthrough in the fifth game and consolidated to take the second set 6-4. Djokovic , a two-time champion in NY, will start as the favourite, despite trailing Del Potro by three places in the ATP rankings, which only confirms that all is not as it appears in tennis.
When Cody Parkey's 33-yard field goal gave the Bears a 20-0 lead early in the third quarter of Sunday night's season opener, it looked like they would cruise to an easy victory over the rival Packers . Rodgers, normally one of the most mobile quarterbacks in the National Football League, was clearly keeping weight off his left leg. Sure enough, Rodgers took the field with the offense for their first series.
Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson today became the first players this season to protest during the national anthem by taking a knee, before the team's season opening game against the Tennessee Titans . Last week, Nike introduced an ad featuring the quarterback and his message: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". "Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad past year comparison", Trump tweeted .
Shaw set up Marcus Rashford's opener in the 11th minute but Spain scored twice in 20 minutes to secure the victory. Rodrigo Moreno then took advantage of poor marking at a free-kick to score the victor from close range after 32 minutes.
President Trump, who has repeatedly criticized NFL players for kneeling in protest during the national anthem, said Nike was getting "killed" in the wake of the campaign. As a camera pans to reveal Kaepernick's face, a reflection of a United States flag is reflected on the facade of a building behind him. President Donald Trump weighed in on the matter on Twitter, asking " What was Nike thinking? ".
United have nothing like that on their books now; club captain Antonio Valencia barely plays. Anthony Martial has been tipped to leave Manchester United for their Premier League rivals. The club I can not name. "Listen. I joke about Manchester City but they are playing great football", he added. He is the spiritual child of Johan Cruyff - he played under Cruyff at Barcelona and learned everything from him.
He walked quietly to the center of the court, then stepped over the net and embraced 25-year-old Dominic Thiem . It was the first time the Spaniard had failed to win a game in a set since Miami in 2017 against Philipp Kohlschreiber, a match Nadal went on to win.
The 23-time grand slam champion was handed three code violations - for coaching, racquet abuse and verbal abuse - culminating in a game penalty late in her defeat. But just who is this 20-year-old? Are we not going to have coaching? "She wanted this moment, and she played like it". That's one of the main reasons why I chose him.' Asked about her next goal, a cautious Osaka said: 'Well, I'm going to Tokyo next, so hopefully to win the tournament there (smiling).
In 2016 former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took the stance during the American national anthem, as a demonstration against the treatment of black Americans by authorities. "If your plan is to destroy them contact the Hillsborough Police Department and we will get them to someone who could use them". " Dream Crazy ", the two-minute commercial, pulls together clips of young and more accomplished athletes overcoming obstacles on and off the court.
Ramos first warned Williams over being coached from her box by Patrick Mouratoglou , which prompted the American tennis star to confront him and demand an apology claiming she would rather lose than cheat. Billie Jean King, the namesake of the tennis center where the U.S. Open is now played, fought for prize parity in the '70s. Williams then slammed her racket to the ground in frustration and was assessed a second violation from Ramos that resulted in a point loss.
This offseason, for the first time, Brady skipped out on reporting to Gillette Stadium in April. You look at football, 10-year career, that's an unbelievable career. To be able to not only handle the players where they traditionally line up but when he creates schemes that moves them or puts them in places to attack our offense, that makes it even a little bit more challenging".
The 2018 US Open final , Williams' second consecutive grand slam final, will take place on Saturday . Osaka was also 1 year old when Serena Williams , her opponent Saturday , won her first Grand Slam (1998 US Open mixed doubles).
Another aspect of Ramos' Madrid baggage in the spotlight this week is his relationship with new Spain head coach Luis Enrique , given their previous positions on either side of El Clasico's bitter divide. Jurgen Klopp later accused Ramos of flooring Salah "like a wrestler". "I'm not really concerned about the fans reaction". After collecting the prize for defender of the year, the 32-year-old touhed Salah on the shoulder on his way back to his seat.
A win on Saturday for Williams would tie Margaret Court's Grand Slam wins record. She really loves Serena. Osaka, the 20th seed, has met and defeated Williams once - at Miami in March. At the same time I feel like even though I should enjoy this moment, I should still think of it as another match. "I'm just going to go out there and play".
According to AP, the college is staying true to its previous condemnation of the divisive and unpopular anthem protest by announcing that it is removing all uniforms they've purchased from Nike featuring the brand's famous logo. "Take it from me, when I say they sacrificed everything, they also sacrificed the lives of their loved ones who will never be the same", Kyle added. Kaepernick tweeted out a two-minute version of the Nike ad on Wednesday.
His early Liverpool FC career was plagued by injuries, but after having made 23 first-team appearances last season, he has finally got the nod from boss Jürgen Klopp. I can see that in the sessions and that is cool. VAR was of course used in this summer's World Cup and Ligue 1, Serie A and the Bundesliga have now used VAR for more than a year now.
With that being said, the disrespect has been well noted and will not be forgotten. The post was a surprising conclusion to a long off-season of drama centred on whether Thomas would play out the final season of his contract, receive the extension he hoped for, or possibly be traded.
It was a question of a little bit of luck at the end. Thiem also remains the only member of the top 10 that Nadal has never tackled on a hard court. "It's good to have now two days (without a match) that probably give me the chance to be 100 percent in the semi-finals". When it ended, on an overhead by Thiem that sailed long, Nadal walked around the net to hug his opponent and whisper words of encouragement.
Lionel Messi has been left off the shortlist for FIFA's world player of the year for the first time since 2006. Modric was last week unveiled as UEFA Player of the year , a ceremony which Ronaldo "boycotted" after getting hints that he had failed to land the award.
Thomas Bjorn's selection of Sergio Garcia is a calculated gamble, with the skipper banking on the Spaniard's experience and fight to conquer his current indifferent form to inspire Europe's challenge to regain the Ryder Cup . 2018 Form: The Belgian was the one bright spot to come out of Europe's defeat at Hazeltine two years ago, although he may have timed a return to form a little too late for a place in the team this time.
Kaepernick posted the advert on his Twitter account followed by #JustDoIt . Kaepernick, who began kneeling in protest of racial injustice during the USA national anthem in August of 2016, is entering a second National Football League season without being on a team roster.
For the majority of Steven Gerrard's tenure as manager, Rangers have had Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic as their only options at the heart of the defence - before signing Joe Worrall on loan from Nottingham Forest. "The street I was born on, the kerbs were painted red, white and blue". "Im delighted to be here and fell very honoured and privileged to be here".
Nigeria worldwide, Isaac Success, and his club teammates have set a record for Watford following their 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Holebas turned provider again for the victor in the 76th minute, his outswinging corner wonderfully headed into the top corner by Cathcart to continue his side's remarkable start to the season.
Rodgers' large signing bonus allows the Packers to spread his cap hit over a number of seasons. Later in Thursday's call, Rodgers again brought up the idea of a less traditional deal, while discussing the importance of negotiating a contract with benchmarks that would benefit other players down the line.
Deng has two years and $36.8 million remaining on his contract. "With waive and stretch provision, Lakers have cleared $38M in salary cap space in 2019 free agency". Lakers coach Luke Walton's system didn't fit Deng's playing style, one that flourished under more structured game plans. But for now, it's just good that Deng will get the chance to play basketball again, as he's so obviously been bummed out by the past year or so in Los Angeles.
Championship club Villa have signed Abraham on a season-long loan deal from Premier League club Chelsea . The England worldwide spent last term on loan at relegated Swansea City - scoring five goals in 31 appearances for the Swans. "I can't wait to get started". Chelsea have loaned English striker Tammy Abraham to Aston Villa for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign. "He said I would like it, like the manager, like the players and I believed him so I'm here".
Won Jung-hwan has more on that and the rest of the day's action. The women's and men's compound teams followed up with gold medals of their own. Japan took silver after scoring 182.8690, while North Korea were third with 170.8475. Sugianto Sugianto set the tone by winning the men's single event before Ayu Sidan Wilantari and Ni Made Dwiyanti prevailed in the women's double. However, the Vietnam team is not afraid of facing South Korea and is ready to make history again with its ...