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Federer on track for fourth Montreal title

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Haase has won six of his last eight semifinal matches when you include challenger play. "But, as I have practised with him quite a bit, maybe I am better prepared than if I would have never hit with him before". "Roger plays very fast and he didn't want to rally with me, so he went for his shots". "It was a good decision for me". The junior Wimbledon victor and tournament wild card entered the week with three ATP-level wins and has added four more so far. Read More »

Matsuyama feels pressure as he eyes major for Japan

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However, the PGA of America has announced how the day will be scheduled at Quail Hollow . Clouds quickly gathered Saturday morning about the time some two dozen players were finishing the rain-delayed second round. I'm going to play the best I can and let's just ride this out. With the projected cut now sitting at four-over, Scott is flirting with an early exit from the PGA Championship . Read More »

Arsenal beat Leicester in 7-goal thriller

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Football tactics historian Jonathan Wilson suggested Arsenal needed more center backs who could win headers after Leicester's first goal . And, he was nowhere to be seen for the second either as Vardy skipped in to put the Foxes ahead 20 minutes later from close range. Read More »

Manchester United Wanted Willian But Chelsea Turned Them Down

The leap from City's academy to the star-filled first team has proved to be too big for most, but Foden appears good enough to make the transition. With these six to eight more points, our position in the table would be different. "They are getting rid of players who are experienced and from who you know exactly what you're going to get". "I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea , win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, ... Read More »

Ex-Manchester City star makes bold prediction about Manchester United

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Guardiola brought in players like Ederson , Bernardo Silva , Mendy, Walker and Danilo before the season kicks off. "Last season, two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said. "You know he's injured, he needs time to recover, he's not ready to play tomorrow", Mourinho said. Despite making such significant investments, Guardiola claimed City have actually saved money by getting the majority of their transfer business done earlier in the close season. Read More »

Mourinho eyes second season glory with United

With the start of the new English Premier League season this weekend, every one of the 20 teams including the newly promoted sides (Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield ) would have set a target for the upcoming season. With Timothy Fosu-Mensah joining Crystal Palace on loan, United could also be in the market for another right-back to provide competition for Antonio Valencia . Read More »

Jose Mourinho calls on Manchester United hierarchy to deliver one more signing

Manchester United , Chelsea , Manchester City , Liverpool and Tottenham will all be in the Champions League this campaign, with the Blues, Reds and Red Devils taking part after missing out on last season's competition. The Swede suffered a serious knee injury in April and is out of contract. The buzz may have gone but the biggest question before the coming season remains whether two of the highest-profile managers in the world can deliver on all the hype surrounding them. Read More »

Guardiola defends Manchester City's big spending

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THE Premier League title race is wide open, according to former Socceroo Robbie Slater. Therefore, bookmakers can withdraw these offers due to overwhelming demand. The league's defending champions Chelsea , alongside Manchester United , Liverpool Arsenal , Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur command the most followers in Kenya. Read More »

Burnley defeat Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge

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Burnley's win, their first at Chelsea since 1971, further blackened the mood around Stamford Bridge after a close season during which Conte has grown frustrated by his club's lack of transfer activity. They're 3-0 down, have a go! That said, Morata's performance after coming on for the anonymous Michy Batshuayi made Conte's approach in leaving him on the bench feel like unnecessary caution. Read More »

Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 in Premier League opener

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And the veteran manager even managed to put a positive spin on Arsenal's leaky defence, saying this kind of high-scoring games is why the Premier League is so popular around the globe. Lacazette opened his Premier League account with a close-range header in the second minute in their season opener against Leicester. "Top quality game and you want PL to be best in the world and you have to produce games like that", Wenger told reporters. Read More »

United look for goals across the team

The only clues provided on Wednesday night was the silhouette of the mystery man and some choice quotes from the piece revealing that the player wants to leave the club, feels the club needs to buy more "world-class players" and, perhaps unsurprisingly, he'd like to win some trophies. Read More »

Ex-star happy with his time at Manchester United

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Lampard has no doubt that Matic's arrival will make United stronger. If Guardiola can get it right and his players do click under his guidance then, like we have seen with Barca and Bayern, Pep's side could go on to dominate the league easily. Read More »

Guardiola, Mourinho spend heavily to dethrone Chelsea

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Deane, then about to enter his third campaign in the division with Sheffield United , told Press Association Sport: "We all knew it was going to be something different. Guardiola's old rival Jose Mourinho hasn't been shy about raiding the United coffers, with the Lukaku swoop headlining a £140 million spree that also brought Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford . Read More »

City to rein in spending spree: Guardiola

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Watford earlier in the day. "It's the same pressure as I had last season". The youngster seems poised to take the gloves from Bravo and become City's no. But City, boosted by a £200million summer spending spree, were ruthless in overcoming the stubborn Seagulls, with Sergio Aguero's goal after 70 minutes followed by Lewis Dunk's own goal. Read More »

Neymar cleared to make PSG debut

The bank problem holding up Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain registration has been cleared and the Brazil skipper should be free to make his debut on Sunday against Guingamp , NAIJ.com understands. Whether the motives for this mammoth move were money, a new challenge or to become the best player in the world is up for debate, but one thing is undeniable and that is his pure world-class talent. Read More »

Rooney is still 'one of the best' says Koeman

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Xherdan Shaqiri's long-range effort did force new Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford into a fine save in stoppage-time, with the 23-year-old leaping across his line to tip wide. And he found the back of the net with a well-placed header to score his first goal for the Toffees in 13 years today. You could tell how much the goal meant to the 31-year-old. Read More »

Rams acquire WR Sammy Watkins from Bills in blockbuster trade

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In a flurry of moves on Friday , the Buffalo Bills have made significant changes in their roster as the season approaches. He was drafted by Philadelphia 42nd overall in the second round of the 2014 draft. Meanwhile, Matthews played 93 percent of his snaps out of the slot in 2014-2015, and then 67 percent in 2016. While 2017 might not be a fun year for the Bills, perhaps 2018 will be. Read More »

London braced for Usain Bolt's farewell

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Anthony L. Hall is a Bahamian who descends from the Turks and Caicos Islands. The sprint superstar was left disappointed in the concluding chapter of his individual career a week ago, forced to settle for bronze as the controversial Justin Gatlin took gold in the 100m. Read More »

Coutinho "has lost the trust of Klopp" after submitting transfer request

It should be exciting to see Liverpool's new frontline featuring Mohamed Salah, their marquee summer signing in action. It is understood Coutinho - who is out of today's Premier League clash at Watford because of a back problem - declared his desire to leave the Merseyside club yesterday by submitting a transfer request via email . Read More »

Mourinho says Manchester United still in the market for a winger

Given the wealth of talent present in the Premier League , it is surprising just how badly English sides have performed in the UEFA Champions League in recent years. Yet he said: "It's the same pressure as I had last season". "If we do something good this season it's because we were together last season, and we know better, and I know better, and they know me better, and that's why it's easy". Read More »

Pep Guardiola Looking To Add To His Manchester City Squad

Gabriel Jesus is hoping the competition between him and Sergio Aguero can inspire Manchester City to greatness this season. There's a gulf between Albion and City. "Well, to be honest I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to convince him [to join City]", Jesus told the Daily Mail . I will do my best like I did last season. Read More »

Usain Bolt blames 100 meter loss on starting blocks

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The first instance was in 2011 when he faltered with a false start in the 100 metres finals at the World Championship in Daegu, South Korea. In fact, Bolt is favored to run in both the morning heats and the final , according to Reuters and the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper. Read More »

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

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Only one of the last eight teams debuting in the Premier League has lost their opening home match (Bournemouth in 2015). Manager Chris Hughton has assured that his players will show no fear as they take on Manchester City today . "I would like to pay less for the club, for everybody, but the market is the market", said the City manager. "We have spent, yes, but all the teams " with the exception of Tottenham " have spent", Guardiola said. Read More »

Alexandre Lacazette Opens The Scoring Two Minutes Into His Premier League Debut

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They put a great ball in and Jamie Vardy does what he does best. Arsenal have signed two players so far this summer after having tied up deals for both Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac . Leicester have also struggled overall against Arsenal . Wenger doubled down and went with none. Giroud's 85th minute goal came from a cross by Granit Xhaka . Read More »

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

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In just his second game back from an oblique injury that cost him more than a month, Hicks blasted a two-run homer that sparked a five-run rally in the eighth and then made a terrific throw to get Eduardo Nunez at third base in the ninth to bail out Aroldis Chapman . Read More »

Nemanja Matic: 'Romelu Lukaku will score plenty of goals'

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku followed Swedish center-back Victor Lindelof was followed to Old Trafford , and Nemanja Matic was reunited with Mourinho from Chelsea . "But he's also very humble about himself, he's also still learning the country and Premier League, and hence that's why he's brought in the level of players he has". Read More »

Mickelson leaves Charlotte, PGA searching for answers

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Fox said the long and demanding course at Quail Hollow suited his game and with some bad weather around, he wouldn't be too disappointed if things got a bit heavy. "I'm probably not playing as well as I did at the end of a year ago", Matsuyama said. No one, not even Jordan Spieth , was playing better golf coming into the PGA Championship than Japan's Hideki Matsuyama . Read More »

Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, add Jordan Matthews from Eagles

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Watkins has 153 catches for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns in three seasons with Buffalo. When the Eagles traded Matthews, they gave up a player who has 225 catches in three seasons. "And having a defensive back, corner position that was young and could grow together, this fits with that description". He was easily the most dynamic receiver on the roster, and the Bills are left with slot receiver Jordan Matthews as their new number one. Read More »

The English Premier League opening week

This season will feel very different. "I don't [think] there's extra pressure on me", he said. They will still be the same counter-attacking team full of spirit we have seen. But, despite their fall from footballing grace, it's Southampton's traditional rival Portsmouth that has enjoyed the best performance in property terms, with prices up by 7.40% in the last year. Read More »