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Can Chelsea boss Antonio Conte become a double Premier League title winner?

Last season the Blues had around 38 players out on loan. There are actually few significant questions, but they're all interconnected to the biggest of all: can Chelsea possibly be as good as last season? The former Juventus and Italy boss declined to answer when asked if his squad was ready to challenge in all four competitions this season. Read More »

Top pick Garrett struts his stuff as Browns win

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The #Cleveland Browns' preseason opener was the ideal opportunity to do so. The rookie out of Notre Dame outplayed his competition in the starting quarterback race, as Brock Osweiler was 6-of-14 for 42 yards and Cody Kessler was 5-of-10 for 47 yards. Read More »

Rafael Nadal upset by Denis Shapovalov at Montreal Masters

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I play really bad . Last time that I played against him I lost, a year ago in Cincinnati. "When this kind of thing happens , only thing you can do is wish the opponent the best, all the best". In the women's event, now taking place at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, Sloane Stephens of the United States eliminated German third seed Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-2 in 58 minutes to reach the quarter-finals. Read More »

Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title

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And if that is to happen it will be a hard place to come and take points from, while on the road they will prove as hard as any other opponent. Conte led Chelsea to the title in his first season in English football and his win ratio of 79 per cent is the best of any manager in the history of the Premier League . Read More »

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho is not for sale

The club did bring AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke and Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson not all of them are exactly the high-profile players Liverpool fans were hoping to see arrive. Liverpool is not a club that needs to sell. Barca are keen to replace Neymar who has joined PSG for €222m. "When we finished last season in fourth position everyone was really happy about it", he said. Read More »

Diamondbacks unable to rally, fall 3-2

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Except Lamb won this day. "I'm absolutely nervous", said LA fan Chris Peterson, 39, of Modesto. They were charged with 19 runs in 11 1/3 innings over the Dodgers' first four games here. Iannetta led off the seventh with a single off Brandon Morrow and Kenta Maeda struck out. Meanwhile, Banda (1-2) lasted only four innings - he retired seven straight before being lifted for a pinch-hitter - in what was his third career start and second filling in for a concussed Robbie Ray . Read More »

Philippe Coutinho Rocks Liverpool With Transfer Request

Klopp expressed his sentiments to United Kingdom outlets that Coutinho will stay at Anfield because he is part of his plan this season with the club keen to navigate a tricky Champions League playoff round tie with German club Hoffenheim . Read More »

Arsenal without Sanchez for season opener

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As the Premier League gears up for a return to action this weekend, Press Association Sport takes a statistical look at some of the key match-ups in the opening round of fixtures. Say what you will about Arsenal's defence , but the club gave up just 44 goals last term. Of course, this leaves a lot of interested clubs with a big problem, unwilling to spend more than £10m on a player who only made four league appearances last season. Read More »

Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester Utd

But after the final whistle at the Philip II Stadium, Adedeji's spirits were lifted when United manager Mourinho made his way over to his place in the stands, handing him his runners-up medal. Across the 20 teams playing in the top flight this year, the average house price reaches £272,447, with prices increasing on average by 4.55% since last season. Read More »

Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal Beaten, Roger Federer Through

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Nadal would have become No. 1 in the world if he had defeated Shapovalov and the victor of match between Chung Hyeon and Adrian Mannarino on Friday. 1. The day before yesterday the Swiss player celebrated his 36th birthday, and he couldn't wish for a better way to enter in the new year of his life. Read More »

Mbappé, un "transfert impossible" — PSG

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Après avoir recruté Neymar , le PSG entend passer la vitesse supérieure pour attirer Kylian Mbappé . " Pour le natif de Bondy, pas mécontent de son effet, le choix était clair, limpide, depuis le week-end dernier". Le Paris Saint-Germain a déjà impressionné le monde entier grâce au transfert de Neymar . L'AS Monaco assure qu'aucune offre n'a été transmise par le club de la capitale pour Kylian Mbappé . Read More »

Liverpool legend doubts their Premier League title credentials

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The 24-year-old arrived in London last month with some pedigree. Victor Moses is suspended, carrying over a ban from last season's FA Cup final . "Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I'm very happy at Chelsea ". Read More »

Big-spending Guardiola leads chase of Chelsea

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For all the money they have spent on fullbacks, City does not have enough attacking power to compete with Liverpool and Manchester United . United created a lot of chances against the teams in the bottom half of the table last season but were left frustrated on a number of occasions due to their profligate nature; Lukaku, though still raw in some aspects, will inject his new sign with the ruthlessness they sorely crave. Read More »

Deshaun Watson runs for touchdown in National Football League debut

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Watson went 15 of 25 for 179 yards against the Panthers . It was "a typical first preseason game", according to head coach Bill O'Brien. As I said , he was far from flawless, but what I saw I really liked. "You've been away from playing against another team for so long that I was extremely excited", McCaffrey said. Kelvin Benjamin had Carolina's other touchdown on a 23-yard reception from Derek Anderson in the opening quarter. Read More »

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool midfielder submits transfer request

Barcelona has made two offers for Coutinho, the latest reportedly being 100 million euros. Due to injury, Coutinho won't be available when Liverpool visit Watford for their season curtain raiser on Saturday. While that might be enough for a transitional club, Liverpool can't stay in transition forever. However, this could potentially create more problems than it solves. Read More »

Packers' Trevor Davis returns punt 68 yards for TD vs. Eagles

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Rookie QB Taysom Hill was the unknown factor, but it may not be that way for long. He added two rushes for 14 yards to tie former BYU teammate Jamaal Williams for most rushing yards by a Packer on Thursday. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz carries the team's hopes of returning to the playoffs, and the second-year passer showed some of his potential early in Philly's preseason opener. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Expects Female Manager In Premier League Soon

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So who is the BetVictor Brand Ambassador backing? Arsenal will be feeling confident ahead of this one as they came from behind to win the Community Shield last weekend against Chelsea on penalties. "We are not open to any offers anyway". Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will have to take late decisions for tomorrow's game against Leicester City. Read More »

Iheanacho trains with Leicester City teammates ahead of Arsenal game

I've always gone for Aguero and I'd love to back him at 7/1 but I don't know whether he's going to play or whether Jesus is, so I'll go with the tried and tested. "That is an unusual set of events I think". As for the cup competitions, I'm happy for the club to punt on one of the domestic cups. "In terms of quality, we certainly have the quality, you saw that last season , but again there's no way of getting around it that we have to keep players fit because at the minute the squad is ... Read More »

Shakespeare hoping Leicester can finally end Arsenal hoodoo

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Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho and his teammates were pictured in training preparing for their opening day Premier League trip to Arsenal . The Manchester City boss wants to raid his former club to reunite with Spanish worldwide Sergio Busquets. "We didn't buy full backs for five, six years", said Guardiola, whose transfer business so far has lowered the squad's average age from 28 to 25. Read More »

Chelsea Must Do This To Hope To Defend Title - Alan Shearer

They'll be dealing with injuries to key players right from the start, and that means they will likely be very slow out of the gates, and face an uphill climb this season. This summer Chelsea have brought in £40m midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko from Monaco. Who could Chelsea replace Matic with? However, Neville does not seem convinced by the 22 year-old Frenchman. Read More »

Australian Prime Minister: Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Legalized Before Year's End

More than 250,000 young people, the cohort that is most in favour of same-sex marriage, are not on the electoral roll, and more still have probably never sent a letter through Australia Post . There would be no publicly funded "yes" and "no" campaigns. "It promotes a diverse and rich society in which to thrive, where people feel included, where everyone belongs and where we can love each other a little more". Read More »

Can Harry Kane overcome August blues to end Spurs' Wembley woes?

After perennially underachieving under a revolving door of managers since the beginning of the century, Tottenham finally appeared to stabilize under Mauricio Pochettino's leadership. Tottenham fans can certainly expect another season of fast, exciting, slick football under the team that Pochettino has fostered and kept together despite attractive offers for many players. Read More »

Channel, Start Time, Live Stream Info For Golf Major

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Outside the top two, Hideki Matsuyama , who was in sparkling form when winning the WGC Bridgestone Invitational last week can be backed at 12/1, the unsafe Dustin Johnson is available at 14/1, and Rickie Fowler , who has yet to pick up his first Major but has recorded five top tens in his last seven tournaments is priced up at around 18/1. Read More »

Diego Costa exiled from Chelsea's season opener

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But 2015/16 ripped up the rulebook completely when Leicester City took the title, at 5000-1, so who knows? Playing as a striker, he didn't score in either match. He may be up to the task, but United are generally third favourites, as high as 9-2 in some places. You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign. Read More »

Ozil, Ramsey Out Of Leicester City Clash - Wenger

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Yes, they have signed some good players in Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko, but they started Sunday's Community Shield without any of them. We know what we need to do this season. To this point, the Gunners haven't lost any key pieces, and their most notable signing has been securing the signature of forward Alexandre Lacazette - who should give the attack an immediate boost - for a club-record $60 million. Read More »

Man City set to spend another £110m on Busquets and Van Dijk

New kids on the block: Bernardo Silva - Monaco , Ederson - Benfica, Kyle Walker - Tottenham , Douglas Luiz - Vasco da Gama, Danilo - Real Madrid, Benjamin Mendy - Monaco. The club are yet to address the centre-back position and could be exposed by the better teams who are able to withstand the club's impressive firepower. Read More »

9 new Premier League signings you should consider

While Riyad Mahrez's move to Roma looks to have fallen through, another Italian club has entered the race for the Leicester City forward. March says there's usually a standout player from one of the promoted teams who most fantasy managers will be unfamiliar with. Read More »

Mayweather says McGregor has edge on paper

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Earlier this week the LA Times reported that as many as 7,000 tickets were still available for the fight at the Staples Center, which holds just over 20,000 people. "I didn't say I couldn't fight". This proved to be accurate when it was announced the fight had broken the pay-per-view viewership record with 4.6 million buys and over $410 million in revenue. Read More »

Barca chief Bartomeu criticises disloyal Neymar

The player was in the stands last Saturday when PSG beat Amiens 2-0, with goals from Édinson Cavani and Javier Pastore. Barcelona are undoubtedly still seething over the fact that PSG poached one of their prize possessions in Neymar , luring the Brazilian superstar away from the Nou Camp for a world-record £198 million. Read More »

Fantasy Premier League Tips: 5 forwards you should pick this year

It is baffling. If you are going to be the coach of one of the richest clubs in world football and you are going to accept, nay embrace, your status as a chequebook manager, why would you not solve one of the squad's most glaring problems? The Reds often stumble under the weight of their own history, and much will depend on the charismatic Jürgen Klopp's ability to get the best out of his squad. Read More »

Gossip: Bale up for grabs?

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Gareth mainly played on the left flank when he was at White Hart Lane. Rush Continued as to why he feels the Premier League would be a step back in his career: "The demands are the hardest in the world". It all depends on whether Real Madrid acquire Mbappe or not. The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Liverpool all summer and is thought to favour a transfer to Anfield. Read More »

Chelsea Boss Still Eyeing Four More Signings

Chelsea also make their return to the Champions League this term having failed to make the cut previous year, and many are questioning if their threadbare squad can handle the burden of challenging for both domestic and European honours. Read More »

Arsenal vs Leicester: 25/1 Betting Odds on Gunners

Even more astonishing is the club's willingness to sell directly to their rivals, sometimes against the manager's wishes. Kolasinac is usually a left-back, but he showed his versatility, replacing the injured Per Mertesacker at centre-back and helping the often leaky Gunners defence subdue Chelsea . Read More »

Keen to produce a good show at PGA Championships

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This year's championship has perhaps more subplots than any major in recent history. Tonight the 30 year old joined us on Off The Ball to discuss his form and he explained why he made the decision to build the start of his career on tour in the USA rather in Europe. Read More »