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Sports West Brom in competition with West Ham to sign Fiorentina midfielder
Author: 0 West Brom in competition with West Ham to sign Fiorentina midfielder

A number of publications including The Mirror and journalist Gianluca Di Marzio have claimed that the player is "very close" to joining West Ham United in a reported £5 million. The 32-year-old is in talks to join from Fiorentina. Sanchez, who has over 80 caps for his country, spent previous year on loan at Espanyol. Perez, who has signed a three-year deal, spent just two years at the Emirates Stadium - one of those out on loan at Deportivo - and scored seven goals in 21 appearances.

Sports Virat Kohli believe India are close to beating England
Author: 0 Virat Kohli believe India are close to beating England

Kohli was in prolific form and will be key batsman for visitors in the 2nd Test as well. We witnessed an absolute cracker at Edgbaston in the opening Test with India just falling short of the target. He said that the Indian batsmen need to adjust to situation instead of being aggressive. "I don't think anything [top order failure] should be judged so soon".

Sports Chelsea confirm signing Kepa Arrizabalaga on seven-year contract for £71.6m
Author: 0 Chelsea confirm signing Kepa Arrizabalaga on seven-year contract for £71.6m

Sources told ESPN FC that Kepa boarded a flight from Bilbao Airport on Tuesday, with Spanish newspaper AS reporting that he is set to meet with his representatives in Madrid and decide whether to make the move to Stamford Bridge. "Those who are close to me or more know me know that I am a person who likes to analyse everything before making a decision". Courtois' intentions were concrete - Real Madrid are the only he side he wishes to play for, and to prepare for life without him ...

Sports NCAA makes rule change, allows basketball players to have agent
Author: 0 NCAA makes rule change, allows basketball players to have agent

While that may seem like a big deal on its face, the fact that it's. A move like this will facilitate contact between NBA teams and high school prospects directly, while allowing the NCAA to retain its talent if players go undrafted after the league has selected its top 60 players in the NBA Draft.

Sports Elliott holds off Truex at Watkins Glen
Author: 0 Elliott holds off Truex at Watkins Glen

He lasted less than three laps on Sunday after sliding off course and then heading to the garage with a broken radiator, his day done. Elliott had a fast vehicle all day - he won the race's second stage - but he also benefited when a couple of strong contenders suffered freaky mishaps during a pit stop.

Sports Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola
Author: 0 Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola

But his skills behind the wheel might need a bit more honing before his Anfield team-mates allow him to drive them forward off the pitch as well as on it. "As with all these things, it's only when it comes upon people - but again it wasn't a unanimous decision to do it, so there's bound to be some dissent still around".

Sports Five to watch at the US PGA Championship
Author: 0 Five to watch at the US PGA Championship

But anecdotal evidence would suggest that Woods had a stiff back on Saturday when he shot a 73 at Firestone Country Club, making just one birdie. And a lot of stretching. but it'll also mean a long wait from the British Open in July to the Masters in April. "I was in that situation paired with Davis (Love) looking for a spot in "16", Furyk said".

Sports Ben Stokes trial: Jury shown CCTV footage of ‘groin grab’
Author: 0 Ben Stokes trial: Jury shown CCTV footage of ‘groin grab’

The prosecution said Stokes told police he intervened with Ali and Hale because he overheard "nasty homophobic language", then told police he acted in self-defence when he thought he was about to be hit with a bottle. "As I was on my own, when I separated two of them more people carried on behind me", the statement continued. The court has heard it was Stokes who had struck Ryan Ali, knocking him to the floor.

Sports Golf isn't for everyone and James Anderson learnt it the hard way
Author: 0 Golf isn't for everyone and James Anderson learnt it the hard way

James Anderson suffered a blow while playing golf . Surely Golf is a sport James would stay away from, henceforth. The ball hit the root of a tree and rebounded off it before hitting the pacer on his face. England won the first match by 31 runs at Edgbaston last Saturday with Anderson finishing with 4 wickets while Broad picked up a couple in the second innings.

Sports Eleider Alvarez defeats Sergey Kovalev by knockout, wins light heavyweight title
Author: 0 Eleider Alvarez defeats Sergey Kovalev by knockout, wins light heavyweight title

This will be the toughest test for the Colombian born boxer, he will try and rely on his boxing skills to outbox the very powerful punching Russian champion. Bivol took it 116-112 on one scorecard, while two others had it 120-108, in convincing victory. Bivol started the fight well, exploding with numerous hooks and overhand rights that stunned Chilemba at times.

Sports Paul Pogba sends text to team-mates amid Barcelona speculation
Author: 0 Paul Pogba sends text to team-mates amid Barcelona speculation

José Mourinho said that he would welcome any contributions made by Manchester United players who have recently returned from the World Cup. Willian's future this transfer window has been uncertain, with Barcelona and Manchester United reportedly interested in the 29-year-old's services.

Sports Arsenal shareholders: Who is Stan Kroenke? What is Arsenal’s share price?
Author: 0 Arsenal shareholders: Who is Stan Kroenke? What is Arsenal’s share price?

Speculation also emerged in 2017 that Usmanov was looking to buy Kroenke's shares with the minority shareholder reportedly offering £22,000 per share. Usmanov owns around 30 per cent of Arsenal and is the second biggest shareholder after Kroenke. Usmanov made a £1 billion ($1.3 billion) bid to buy the American businessman's stake in the club in May 2017, an offer that was rejected.

Sports Borna Barisic: Rangers sign Croatian defender on four-year deal
Author: 0 Borna Barisic: Rangers sign Croatian defender on four-year deal

Aberdeen didn't have any idea against us, and for 93 minutes it was ideal. "It wasn't even a lack of spark in the final third - we couldn't even get there because our choice of pass was really disappointing at times". Although Morelos's dismissal has been criticised by Rangers fans and described as "harsh" by the club in their match report, McInnes was pleased with the outcome of the incident.

Sports Del Potro, Fognini advance to Mifel final
Author: 0 Del Potro, Fognini advance to Mifel final

Many wondered whether the British No.2 Norrie was going to be able to live with the Italian in the baseline exchanges, and from the beginning, Norrie was doing a good job of it, working his left-handed forehand to perfection and believing in his game, but Fognini really elevated his level in the 3rd game, where he broke for the first time with a sequence of attractive defensive points, which unsettled Norrie from the baseline.

Author: 0 Arsenal supporters slam 'dreadful' U.S. sports mogul takeover

He was officially revealed to own the largest stake in the club in February 2008 with 24 percent, but at the time insisted he had no plans to increase his holdings and by 2011 Kroenke owned nearly two thirds of the Gunners. 'The AST is also extremely concerned to note that this purchase is being funded by a loan. The AST past year urged Usmanov not to sell his shares, and pointed out that single ownership of the club means Arsenal would no longer need to hold an Annual General Meeting.

Sports Young Batsman Oliver Pope Called Up for Lord's Test
Author: 0 Young Batsman Oliver Pope Called Up for Lord's Test

Malan has made things easy for selectors averaging just 16 in Tests since his good showing in the Ashes and compounded matters by dropping Virat Kohli in the slips on 21 in the first innings - something which nearly cost them the first Test.

Sports Benintendi's walk-off seals Red Sox sweep
Author: 0 Benintendi's walk-off seals Red Sox sweep

Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi , right, celebrates his game-winning RBI single with Brock Holt, center, and Xander Bogaerts (2) during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Monday, Aug. Stanton followed with an RBI single and Gleyber Torres had a sacrifice fly. Up Next: The Red Sox get a day off Monday before kicking off a three-game set in Toronto against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Sports Astros place RHP McCullers on DL with elbow discomfort
Author: 0 Astros place RHP McCullers on DL with elbow discomfort

The Astros activated Roberto Osuna from the restricted list Sunday following his 75-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic abuse policy. He traveled from Los Angeles to Houston to have the elbow examined on Sunday. "At this point, we don't know what's happened, what's going to happen and we have to wait for that to play out", Osuna said through a translator. The Houston Astros continue to be criticized for their acquisition of closer Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays, ...

Sports Mateo Kovacic becomes a rebel at Real Madrid to force move
Author: 0 Mateo Kovacic becomes a rebel at Real Madrid to force move

Speaking after Madrid's 3-1 win over Juventus in the International Champions Cup on Saturday, Lopetegui pointed to Perez's statement as definitive. If I have spoken with Modric , I speak with my players when I decide to, but it's private. "He's made it concise and clear". Ahead of him are superstars Luka Modric , Casemiro and Toni Kroos and at 24 he feels he needs first-team football.

Sports Vidal Returns To Sevilla From Barcelona In €8.5m Deal
Author: 0 Vidal Returns To Sevilla From Barcelona In €8.5m Deal

He leaves Camp Nou having won two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey crowns. " Sevilla FC have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Aleix Vidal , who will join the club for the next four seasons". The German star was past his best and struggled with injuries at the time the investment was made so there was no real surprise when things didn't work out.

Sports Sakkari escapes Collins to reach first career final in San Jose
Author: 0 Sakkari escapes Collins to reach first career final in San Jose

Collins reaches her second semi-final of the year and will play the victor of the late match between Venus Williams and Maria Sakkari . World No. 49 Sakkari has moved through her first three matches without dropping a set. "She played really well in the second set and then in the third set, it was just a momentum swing, up-and-down and emotions". "If I will get top 20 - like my goal since I was 14 - that's going to be an wonderful feeling".

Sports Serena Williams out of Montreal tournament for personal reasons
Author: 0 Serena Williams out of Montreal tournament for personal reasons

Tennis Canada made the announcement Saturday morning, saying that Williams will take a short hiatus from the sport. "Beyond the disappointment, the tournament, as a whole, remains a high-level competition", he said. That was just her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby in September and dealing with a health scare related to blood clots.