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Transfer Talk: PSG ready £73m move for United target Dybala

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.TOP STORY: PSG open to £73m Dybala moveThe Daily Mail claims Paris Saint-Germain…

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Neymar absent as Rennes shock sluggish PSG

Rennes came from behind to stun lacklustre Paris St Germain with a deserved 2-1 victory at Roazhon Park in France’s Ligue 1 on Sunday.PSG coach Thomas Tuchel left Neymar, who has been linked with a move away from the club, out of his squad for the second consecutive week and his side struggled to break…

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Greenwood is United’s best finisher – Solskjaer

playSolskjaer provides update on Alexis Sanchez’s progress (0:26)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Alexis Sanchez to come good at Man United despite speculation he’ll leave Old Trafford. (0:26)10:30 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Mason Greenwood as the best finisher at Manchester United, ahead of both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.Greenwood is…

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Solskjaer: ‘Too many’ centre-backs at United

10:30 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted the summer transfer window has left him with “too many” centre-backs.Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were picked for the opening weekend win over Chelsea with youngster Axel Tuanzebe providing cover from the bench.It meant Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos…

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Sources: Inter want Sanchez deal with United

playSolskjaer provides update on Alexis Sanchez’s progress (0:26)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Alexis Sanchez to come good at Man United despite speculation he’ll leave Old Trafford. (0:26)4:38 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent Inter Milan have registered their interest in Alexis Sanchez with Manchester United, sources have told ESPN FC.The Serie A side, who have already signed Romelu Lukaku…

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LIVE: Chelsea play host to Leicester

1 Kepa Arrizabalaga Saves 1 Shots 0 0 Shots on Target Fouls Committed 0 0 Fouls Against Assists 0 Discipline 0 Yellow 0 Red 15 Kurt Zouma Goals 0 Shots 1 1 Shots on Target Fouls Committed 0 0 Fouls Against Assists 0 Offsides 0 Discipline 0 Yellow 0 Red 4 Andreas Christensen Goals 0…

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Ashley Cole retires from football aged 38

FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailFormer England international Ashley Cole has retired at the age of 38.The left-back won the Champions League, Premier League, League Cup and Europa League throughout his career, as well as a record seven FA Cups.- ESPN Premier League fantasy: Sign up now!Cole represented his country 107 times, while making 338 appearances for Chelsea and…

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‘Not bad for a fat boy’: Lukaku hits back at critics

playEXCLUSIVE: Dries Mertens talks Lukaku & Hazard transfers (1:01)Napoli striker Dries Mertens opens up about how he thinks fellow Belgian’s Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard will fare at Inter and Real Madrid. (1:01)The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the…

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Three dead as violence mars Honduran derby

At least three people were killed and three players injured after rival fans clashed in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa on Saturday following an attack on the Motagua team bus.News of the attack prompted fans of both teams in and around the stadium to clash with one another and police, who used tear gas to…

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Alexis Sanchez to join Lukaku at Inter?

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.TOP STORY: Sanchez to Inter making quick progressAlexis Sanchez has reportedly agreed personal…

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Liverpool beat Saints despite Adrian howler

Liverpool made it two wins from two to start the season following a 2-1 victory at Southampton on Saturday, equalling a club record of 11 successive Premier League victories.Former Saints forward Sadio Mane sent Jurgen Klopp’s men on their way to three points with a stunning strike in first half stoppage time before Roberto Firmino…

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David Luiz and Guendouzi make Arsenal fans see double

The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.Arsenal fans finally got their first taste of life with David Luiz on Saturday when the defender made his debut for the club against Burnley.The…

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Arsenal see off Burnley as Ceballos shines

Arsenal’s dominant run against Burnley continued on Saturday with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates, courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Since their last promotion to the Premier League in 2016, Burnley have failed to take a single point from the Gunners, losing all six league fixtures against Arsenal before Saturday. Despite that…

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Transfer Talk: Alexis nears move from Man Utd to Inter Milan

12:36 AM BSTStephen WrightThe Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.Sanchez to Inter making quick progressAlexis Sanchez has reportedly agreed…

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Klopp on Adrian gaffe: Now he’s a Liverpool keeper

playNicol: Liverpool needed to buy an up-and-coming attacker (0:57)Steve Nicol feels Liverpool’s bench could still do with another young, hungry attacker to help out the world class front three. (0:57)Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp laughed off goalkeeper Adrian’s error in his side’s 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday, telling reporters the gaffe served as his Reds…

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Guardiola, Man City frustrated again by VAR

9:27 PM BSTMark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC MANCHESTER, England — Don’t mention VAR at Manchester City.Not only has it led to the Premier League champions being on the wrong end of a series of big decisions in recent months, usually against Tottenham, but it has also left us wondering whether Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero…

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Pep downplays Aguero row: I ‘love him a lot’

9:03 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Pep Guardiola has played down his touchline row with Sergio Aguero by insisting he still loves the Manchester City striker.Guardiola and Aguero appeared to have a heated exchange after the Argentinian was substituted in the 66th minute of the 2-2 draw with Tottenham but the City boss insisted…

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Kroos stunner helps Real overcome Modric red

Real Madrid got off to a flying start in La Liga by beating Celta Vigo 3-1 away from home on Saturday with the help of a magnificent long-range strike from Toni Kroos, although they had Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric sent off for a straight red card.Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead in the 12th minute…

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Sancho, Alcacer score as BVB crush Augsburg

Title contenders Borussia Dortmund crushed Augsburg 5-1 in their Bundesliga opener on Saturday, with two goals from Paco Alcacer, to lay down an emphatic marker after champions Bayern Munich slipped up in their season premiere a day earlier.Augsburg stunned the hosts with Florian Niederlechner’s goal after only 30 seconds but Dortmund quickly recovered to level…

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Zidane suggests Bale, James will stay at Real

8:54 PM BSTDermot CorriganMadrid correspondent Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane all but confirmed that Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez will not leave the club this summer, speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 La Liga opening weekend win at Celta Vigo.Madrid began the new season in imposing form with the goals coming from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and…

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Sterling, De Bruyne superb in Man City’s VAR-tainted draw

8:00 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City were denied another late goal against Tottenham by the VAR as Pep Guardiola’s side were held to a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium. Gabriel Jesus thought he had scored a stoppage time winner but saw the goal chalked off after the video assistant spotted Aymeric…

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VAR denies City winner in draw with Tottenham

Manchester City had a late goal from Gabriel Jesus ruled out by VAR video review as they drew 2-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday — their first league home game without victory in nearly eight months.An outstanding game of football, with two teams of technically gifted players competing at a relentless tempo was…

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Bale, Kroos 8/10 in big season-opening win

6:46 PM BSTDermot CorriganMadrid correspondent Real Madrid got their 2019-20 La Liga campaign off to a flying start with a convincing 3-1 win at Celta Vigo, despite a harsh red card for Luka Modric. Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vazquez scored the goals as Los Blancos did what rivals Barcelona could not and grabbed…

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LIVE: Arsenal in action vs. Burnley

1 Bernd Leno Saves 3 Shots 0 0 Shots on Target Fouls Committed 0 0 Fouls Against Assists 0 Discipline 0 Yellow 0 Red 23 David Luiz Goals 0 Shots 0 0 Shots on Target Fouls Committed 0 0 Fouls Against Assists 0 Offsides 0 Discipline 0 Yellow 0 Red 5 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Goals 0…

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Transfer Talk: Utd-City battle for Sancho could see BVB get £100m

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.TOP STORY: Dortmund to reload if Sancho heads homeJadon Sancho will leave Borussia…

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Solskjaer: Sanchez will come good at Man United

playWas Man United’s transfer window a success or failure? (2:09)ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop shares his thoughts on Manchester United’s transfer dealings and their current standing among Europe’s elite. (2:09)Aug 16, 2019Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Alexis Sanchez to play a key role at Manchester United this season despite continued speculation…

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Why should you watch the Bundesliga? It might not be Bayern’s year

4:37 PM BSTMusa OkwongaESPN.com writer This year’s Bundesliga season is upon us and so it seems only right to identify some intriguing themes for the coming months. With Bayern Munich having just advanced to a seventh successive championship, the Bavarians look like the obvious favourites for this year’s title, but that doesn’t account for some…

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Transfer Talk: Utd-City battle for Sancho could see BVB get £100m

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.Dortmund to reload if Sancho heads homeJadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund next…

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Sources: Barca, Bayern in talks over Coutinho loan

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to join Bayern Munich on a one-year loan, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed.”I can confirm [Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I were in Barcelona last Wednesday. And we reached an agreement with both the club and the player over a transfer,” Rummenigge told reporters after his club’s…

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Watch Ronaldo’s crazy dance moves in shopping advert

12:17 PM BSTChris WrightToe Poke writer The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.JUMP TO: Man United’s new third kit | Bremen’s beer machine | Coady’s love letterCristiano Ronaldo has been flexing…

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Liverpool keeper crisis continues; Adrian a doubt

12:32 AM BSTMelissa ReddyCorrespondent Liverpool are facing a goalkeeping crisis ahead of the Premier League trip to Southampton after Adrian was injured by a supporter during the UEFA Super Cup celebrations in midweek.The Spaniard, who was a hero in the 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Chelsea after saving Tammy Abraham’s penalty to clinch the win,…

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Athletic Club’s Aduriz downs Barcelona with golazo

Lionel Messi was sorely missed as a lacklustre Barcelona were downed by an Aritz Aduriz golazo in a 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao in their La Liga season opener at San Mames on Friday night.The buildup to the match was dominated by the news that Messi was unfit to play and the imminent loan move…

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Pep quips Poch ‘doesn’t believe’ my Spurs praise

10:30 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Pep Guardiola has suggested Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t believe it when he praises the Tottenham boss.The two managers will go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and on the eve of the fixture Guardiola has claimed Pochettino does not believe he rates his rival.”I don’t know if Pochettino…

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Griezmann cannot inspire Barcelona in Bilbao

10:06 PM BSTSamuel MarsdenAritz Aduriz came off the bench to score a stunning scissor kick as Barcelona’s defence of La Liga began with a shock 1-0 loss against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.Aduriz, who will turn 39 before the end of the season, was brought on in the 88th minute and scored in the 89th to…

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Sources: Barca, Bayern in talks over Coutinho loan

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to join Bayern Munich on a one-year loan, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed.”I can confirm [Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I were in Barcelona last Wednesday. And we reached an agreement with both the club and the player over a transfer,” Rummenigge told reporters after his club’s…

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Lampard ‘disgusted’ by Abraham abuse on Twitter

playLampard ‘disgusted’ by racist abuse towards Abraham (1:02)Chelsea’s Frank Lampard is ”disgusted” by the online racist abuse towards striker Tammy Abraham after he missed their fifth penalty in their Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. (1:02)Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said he was “disgusted” by the abuse received by forward Tammy Abraham following their defeat to…

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Neymar in Brazil squad amid transfer speculation

2:43 PM BSTAdriana GarciaNeymar has been named in Brazil’s squad for next month’s friendlies against Colombia and Peru as speculation continues over where the forward will play his club football this season.The Paris Saint-Germain star has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up while on international duty in June, which prevented him from playing…

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Tottenham are second best in Europe – Guardiola

playGuardiola: Spurs are the second best team in Europe (0:27)Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool are the only side better than Tottenham in Europe and are real contenders for the league title. (0:27)3:39 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said Tottenham are “the second best team in Europe.”Mauricio Pochettino’s…

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Hazard to miss Madrid opener with injury

playWill Zinedine Zidane walk out on Real Madrid? (1:28)Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. (1:28)Real Madrid’s preparations for the new season were dealt a blow as new signing Eden Hazard was ruled out of Saturday’s La Liga season opener…

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Zidane cools Pogba, Neymar Madrid transfer talk

playWill Zinedine Zidane walk out on Real Madrid? (1:28)Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. (1:28)12:55 PM BSTDermot CorriganMadrid correspondent Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has played down expectations they could still sign Paul Pogba or Neymar this summer, and…

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Prem W2W4: Eriksen must play vs. Man City

7:56 AM BSTNick MillerESPN.com writer The Premier League is back and this weekend has plenty of talking points. Nick Miller runs us through some of the biggest storylines.Eriksen indispensable for Spurs In the end a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa last Saturday was perfectly satisfactory for Tottenham, on the face of things: three points, their…

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Transfer Talk: Alexis wages putting off Juve, Inter and Napoli

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.TOP STORY: Italian clubs baulk at Sanchez economicsA string of Italian clubs are…

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Attorneys frustrated police in Ronaldo rape case

12:09 AM BSTESPN News ServicesPolice matched a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo to evidence from an alleged 2009 rape at a Las Vegas hotel, but detectives struggled with uncooperative attorneys for his accuser before prosecutors declined to pursue a criminal charge, according to correspondence obtained by Outside the Lines.In emails between Clark County (Nevada) prosecutors…

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Barca won’t take risks with Messi – Valverde

6:34 PM BSTSam MarsdenBarcelona correspondent Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi will not be risked for the Spanish champions’ La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.Messi injured his calf in training last week and missed Barca’s tour of the United States. He has not featured in any of the club’s five preseason friendlies…

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Premier League: Steering clear of Sterling

5:19 PM BSTKieran DarcyESPN Staff Writer CloseKieran Darcy is an ESPN.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball. Follow Kieran on Twitter »The best matchup of Matchweek 2 in the Premier League is Manchester City vs. Tottenham, pitting last…

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Ozil, Kolasinac OK after attempted carjacking

playSteve Nicol slams Mesut Ozil haters (2:26)ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol has had enough of people hating on Mesut Ozil and believes he’d be an asset to D.C. United and MLS. (2:26)Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are “100 percent” ready to return after they were physically unharmed following an attempted carjacking last month, head…

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Sources: Madrid’s Vinicius not interested in PSG

playWill Zinedine Zidane walk out on Real Madrid? (1:28)Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. (1:28)1:37 PM BSTDermot CorriganMadrid correspondent Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior has not considered any offers to leave the club this summer, as he looks to…

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Ibra: Pavon too good for MLS, won’t be here long

playZlatan’s brace turns around the Galaxy’s fortunes (1:33)Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to help snap the LA Galaxy’s three-game losing streak with a win against FC Dallas. To watch more MLS, sign up for ESPN+. (1:33)LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said new signing Cristian Pavon is “too good” for Major League Soccer and will not…

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Sources: United doubted Fernandes’ quality

playWould a change of scenery help Alexis Sanchez? (1:16)ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol examines how a potential loan move to Roma could be the solution to Alexis Sanchez’s struggles at Manchester United. (1:16)10:00 AM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United ended their interest in Bruno Fernandes because of concerns the midfielder loses possession too much, sources have told…

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Chelsea snub transfer ban by unveiling ‘Jorghino’ at Super Cup

The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.Jump to: Jurgen Klopp channels Rocky in praise of Aaadriaaan! | Antoine Griezmann breaks it to Alexandre Lacazette that he’s been sold to Huddersfield |…

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Jets grant Champness indefinite leave to pursue hip-hop career

Joe Champness is determined to prove a football pitch isn’t the only place where he’s on-song.The Newcastle Jets winger and aspiring hip-hop artist has been granted indefinite leave to fulfil his musical ambitions in the United States.- Robbie Fowler begins Brisbane career with a win – A-League fixture: Melbourne Derby to open seasonAlthough Champness has…

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Man City to continue Premier League dominance over Spurs?

playCrouch: Premier League is a two-horse race (1:21)Peter Crouch addresses the dominance of Manchester City and Liverpool in the English Premier League title race. (1:21)8:25 AM BSTDerek BiltonESPN.co.uk betting writer The column took a hit in midweek as Liverpool failed to beat Chelsea in 90 minutes in the UEFA Super Cup. The Premier League’s second…

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Sources: Sturridge set for €2-3m deal in Turkey

playNicol: Daniel Sturridge is ‘too fragile’ for MLS (1:52)Steve Nicol calls upon his time as coach of the Revolution to explain why the travel demands in MLS would prove too much for Daniel Sturridge. (1:52)2:02 AM BSTEren SarigulESPN.com writer Former Liverpool player Daniel Sturridge is edging closer to a move to Turkish club Trabzonspor, sources…

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Klopp hails big ‘personality’ Adrian after Cup win

1:44 AM BSTMelissa ReddyCorrespondent Jurgen Klopp saluted the “incredible performance” of Adrian despite a lack of preparation time as the goalkeeper’s shootout heroics won Liverpool the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in Istanbul.The Spaniard denied Tammy Abraham in the shootout with a trailing leg in the 5-4 victory on penalties at Vodafone Park, with the…

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Chelsea ‘on another level’ vs. Liverpool – Lampard

playAdrian the hero as Liverpool claim UEFA Super Cup (2:33)The FC crew praise Liverpool’s backup goalkeeper Adrian for his starring role in the Red’s penalty shootout victory over Chelsea. (2:33)Chelsea suffered a penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool in Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup but manager Frank Lampard praised his team’s performance in a game which ended…

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Kante 8/10, Pulisic 7/10 but Chelsea suffer shootout defeat

A penalty-shootout defeat against Liverpool (2-2 after extra time) will be a tough one to take, but Frank Lampard can take plenty of encouragement from his side’s display in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul. After Sunday’s 4-0 season-opening loss to Man United, this was a much-improved display in nearly every way.N’Golo Kante’s return to…

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La Liga: Messi’s status looms large

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona reacts while he looks at the match from the substitute bench Manuel Blondeau/AOP Press/DPPI/Icon Sportswire5:01 PM BSTKieran DarcyESPN Staff Writer CloseKieran Darcy is an ESPN.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball. Follow Kieran on…

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Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties, win Super Cup

APLiverpool beat Chelsea in a dramatic penalty shootout to win the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday night after the match finished in a 2-2 draw after extra time.Nine players had hit their spot kicks before Liverpool backup keeper Adrian kept out Tammy Abraham’s effort to hand Jurgen Klopp’s team the win in the…

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Can transfer window winners Atletico beat Barca and Madrid?

6:49 PM BSTGraham HunterSpain writer CloseGraham Hunter is a Barcelona-based freelance writer for ESPN.com who specializes in La Liga and the Spanish national team.The 2019-20 La Liga season kicks off this weekend and much of the attention will be on the top three teams fighting it out for the title. Graham Hunter gets you ready…

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Rumour Rater: Barca or Madrid for Neymar? PSG to move for Dybala?

9:00 AM BSTDavid AmoyalESPN.com writer The summer transfer window is in full swing, but there’s plenty of work to be done, given the flurry of international tournaments that have occupied the attention of some of this summer’s biggest targets. Which players are likeliest to move before the 2019-20 campaign? David Amoyal rates the top rumours…

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QPR youth side walk off after alleged racism

Queens Park Rangers have called on UEFA to take action after the club’s under-18 side abandoned a game because of alleged abuse from opposition players.During a friendly game against AD Nervion on their preseason tour of Seville, QPR players walked off the pitch during the second-half, alleging racist abuse.ESPN have reached out to Nervion for…

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Sala plane exposed to carbon monoxide – AAIB

Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide in the cockpit of the plane they were travelling in when it crashed near the isle of Guernsey in January, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch has said.The Piper Malibu aircraft the pair were in went missing on Jan. 21 after…

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Ibra needs VAR to dispute dive claims – coach

playD.C. United overpower Zlatan’s LA Galaxy (2:05)D.C. United moved up to third in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy. To watch more MLS sign up to ESPN+. (2:05)LA Galaxy manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto has said Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs help from the video assistant referee (VAR) following a…

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Man Utd target Sancho won’t stay forever – chief

playDortmund flex muscles in win over KFC Uerdingen (1:03)Paco Alcacer’s free kick from deep sealed KFC Uerdingen’s fate, in a 2-0 victory for Borussia Dortmund in the first round of the DFB Pokal. (1:03)1:50 PM BSTStephan UersfeldGermany correspondent Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said Manchester United target Jadon Sancho will eventually leave the club.The…

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Celtic, Porto make shock Champions League exits

Former European Cup winners had mixed fortunes in Champions League qualifying as Ajax Amsterdam and Red Star Belgrade squeezed into the playoff round while Celtic and Porto were eliminated after a dramatic evening on Tuesday.Ajax, semifinalists last season, came from behind to beat PAOK 3-2 for a 5-4 aggregate win over the Greeks while Red…

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Transfer Talk: Man Utd willing to pay Sanchez to play for Roma

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.TOP STORY: United desperate to offload Sanchez to RomaOle Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester…

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Sources: PSG irked after Barca talks over Neymar

playHow would Neymar fit back in Barcelona’s front line? (1:19)Mark Donaldson and Paul Mariner discuss how Barcelona would fit PSG’s Neymar back into the starting lineup if the Brazilian returned to the Camp Nou. (1:19)8:17 PM BSTJulien LaurensCorrespondent Paris Saint-Germain are unhappy with the way their first direct meeting with Barcelona went on Tuesday regarding…

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Sources: Marseille sack Rami over TV appearance

playLaurens: France have all the tools to keep winning trophies (1:26)On the one year anniversary of their World Cup triumph, ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens delves into the chances this France side will win more silverware. (1:26)7:02 PM BSTJulien LaurensCorrespondent French club Marseille have terminated the contract of centre-back Adil Rami after he missed a training…

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Transfer Talk: Man Utd willing to pay Sanchez to play for Roma

12:55 AM BSTNick JuddTransfer writer The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.United desperate to offload Sanchez to RomaOle Gunnar…

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Kante a doubt to face Liverpool in Super Cup

5:43 PM BSTMelissa ReddyCorrespondent Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will make a late decision on N’Golo Kante’s involvement in the Super Cup final against Liverpool after the midfielder suffered an injury setback in the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.The France international picked up a minor knock during a 17-minute cameo at Old Trafford on Sunday.Lampard will…

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Referee Frappart hopes to open door for more females

Aug 9, 2019Melissa ReddyCorrespondent ISTANBUL, Turkey — Stephanie Frappart’s trajectory to making history at the Super Cup final this Wednesday took shape when she was a football-obsessed 13-year-old in Val d’Oise, a charming suburb in the north of Paris.Frappart found that playing the game for local team FC Parisis wasn’t enough to satisfy her interest,…

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Super Cup can inspire Liverpool toward Premier League glory

8:34 PM BSTMark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC ISTANBUL — Liverpool can win their sixth European trophy this century when they face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Turkey on Wednesday, but another continental cup will only draw attention to the ongoing wait to fill the glaring void in the Anfield trophy cabinet.European glory used…

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Sources: Man Utd to reject any Real bid for Pogba

playIan Darke rubbishes idea of Man United selling Paul Pogba (1:51)Ian Darke says Manchester United won’t be letting Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford due to their lack of depth and experience in the midfield. (1:51)5:00 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United will resist any bid for Paul Pogba during the remaining weeks of the European transfer…

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Source: D.C. United in talks with Sturridge

playD.C. United overpower Zlatan’s LA Galaxy (2:05)D.C. United moved up to third in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy. To watch more MLS sign up to ESPN+. (2:05)6:29 PM BSTJeff CarlisleU.S. soccer correspondent CloseJeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC.D.C. United is…

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Man City avoid transfer ban, get £315K fine

playMan City dominate, Brighton stun everyone in Week 1 (1:55)Shaka Hislop evaluates the first Saturday of the Premier League season, praising Manchester City and Brighton while rigorously defending VAR. (1:55)6:12 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City have avoided a transfer ban despite admitting breaking FIFA rules on signing young players but were fined £315,000 after breaching…

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Sources: Liverpool in talks to sell Lovren to Roma

playMoreno: Liverpool are good enough to win without Alisson (1:38)With Liverpool confirming Alisson will be out a few weeks, Alejandro Moreno explains how Liverpool will cope with losing the Brazilian. (1:38)11:43 AM BSTMelissa ReddyCorrespondent Dejan Lovren has been omitted from Liverpool’s Super Cup squad against Chelsea as talks progress with Roma over a £15 million…

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Sources: Barca’s €100m, players bid for Neymar

11:56 AM BSTMoises LlorensSam MarsdenBarcelona have begun negotiating a cash deal with a player exchange to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, sources have told ESPN FC.According to ESPN FC sources, Barca are prepared to offer as much as €100 million with Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic — who Barca will need to convince in order…

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Neymar tops Pogba on Madrid’s wishlist

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.TOP STORY: Neymar tops Pogba on Madrid’s wish listReal Madrid will withdraw their…

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Premier League transfer review: Where did your club fail to buy?

The Premier League transfer window is closed again for the rest of the year, but how did your team do? Did they leave any gaps?Our correspondents assess how the top clubs failed to address their weaknesses this summer.Jump to: Liverpool | Tottenham | Man United | Arsenal | ChelseaMAN CITY: No replacement for KompanyPep Guardiola…

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Transfer Talk: Pair of MLS clubs in play for Sturridge’s signature

The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it’s never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.TOP STORY: MLS a possible destination for SturridgeFormer Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge will…

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U.S. planning bid to host 2027 Women’s WC

playHamm: Watching 2019 USWNT was life-changing for me (1:59)Two time World Cup winner Mia Hamm joins ESPN at halftime of the USWNT’s first Victory Tour game to discuss the legacy of the 2019 champions. (1:59)12:05 AM BSTJeff CarlisleU.S. soccer correspondent CloseJeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC.The United States is…

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La Liga: Look out for Joao Felix, Luka Jovic and Frenkie de Jong

5:50 PM BSTKieran DarcyESPN Staff Writer CloseKieran Darcy is an ESPN.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball. Follow Kieran on Twitter »The 2019-20 La Liga season gets underway on Friday and there are lots of new players to…

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Few football reasons for Neymar to join Barca or Madrid

5:16 PM BSTGabriele MarcottiSenior Writer, ESPN FC It’s back! After a summer of international soccer, Gab Marcotti returns with his weekly column reflecting on the big talking points. It’s the first edition of Monday Musings for the 2019-20 season.Jump to: Is Neymar really on the move? | Man United vs. Chelsea | Stop complaining about…

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Alisson out ‘the next few weeks’ with calf injury

playHislop: Adrian a better keeper than he gets credit for (1:13)With Alisson likely out at least a month, Shaka Hislop explains the impact having Adrian in goal will have on Liverpool’s back line. (1:13)Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is set to be out “the next few weeks” with a calf injury he suffered in the Reds’ 4-1…

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After Pulisic’s false start, how long will he need to adapt?

2:58 PM BSTMark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC Christian Pulisic will have woken up on Monday morning knowing precisely what awaits him in the Premier League with Chelsea. After a bruising welcome to English football on Sunday as a substitute during Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat at Manchester United, the only positive spin for the United States forward…

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Sources: Real Madrid players tempting Neymar

playMoreno: PSG need to lower the price for Neymar (1:06)With PSG and Neymar still at odds, Alejandro Moreno says the Ligue 1 club needs to come down on the price to land the Brazilian. (1:06)3:41 PM BSTRodrigo Faez and Dermot CorriganReal Madrid players have been talking to Neymar to persuade the Paris Saint-Germain star to…

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James warns rivals: United will get better

1:03 PM BSTRob DawsonCorrespondent Daniel James has warned the rest of the Premier League that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United are just getting started after thrashing Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.James, a £15 million summer signing from Swansea, got a debut goal to add to two from Marcus Rashford and another from…

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Dortmund wonderkid, 14, nets six for U19s

10:40 AM BSTStephan UersfeldGermany correspondent Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko scored six goals on his under-19 debut on Sunday.After a record 50 goals in 28 matches for Dortmund’s U17s last season, the 14-year-old was promoted to Borussia’s U19 team this summer, and his debut performance against Wuppertaler SV was enough to suggest that he could…

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