Unai Emery says Arsenal have ‘reduced the distance’ to Liverpool despite 3-1 defeat at Anfield

Unai Emery has stressed that there are positives to take from Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday, claiming his side are closer to their rivals than last season. The Arsenal manager watched on as the hosts ran rampant for a period when they built a 3-0 lead at Anfield, with Lucas Torreira’s late goal […]
TalkSport - 25.08.2019 10:09

Pogba: Racist insults make me stronger

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is a strong enough character to deal with social media abuse. Juan Mata criticised racist comments aimed at Paul Pogba as "cowardly" in an interview with ESPN's Rob Dawson. Following Paul Pogba's penalty miss against Wolves, the FC crew share their thoughts on who should take the spot kicks for Manchester United. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that online abuse only motivates him to fight racism harder. Pogba, who was subjected to racist abuse after missing a penalty against Wolves on Aug. 19, wrote: "My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football. My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football. Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation.
ESPN - 25.08.2019 06:22

Liverpool go top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah scores twice against Arsenal to secure a 3-1 win at Anfield

A ruthless Liverpool side gave Arsenal a lesson in prolificacy as they tore through their defence to secure a 3-1 win. Although they dominated possession, the Reds were lucky to go into the break with the lead as Arsenal passed up two huge chances. And then Liverpool took control, with Joel Matip heading home from […]
TalkSport - 24.08.2019 20:27

Norwich 2-3 Chelsea: Frank Lampard reveals conversation that led to Tammy Abraham celebration

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed that he gave Tammy Abraham strong words of encouragement ahead of his match-winning performance at Norwich on Saturday. The striker scored his first goal for the Blues to put them 1-0 up in Norfolk at lunchtime however, his side were quickly pegged back by Todd Cantwell. Mason Mount restored […]
TalkSport - 24.08.2019 16:47

Madrid held to frustrating draw with Valladolid after late equaliser

Real Madrid Real Valladolid 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats MADRID, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Real Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid in their first home game of the La Liga season on Saturday after the visitors levelled with an 88th-minute strike from former Barcelona trainee Sergi Guardiola.Madrid striker Karim Benzema looked to have won the game when he gave the hosts a deserved lead in the 82nd minute with a splendid piece of skill, controlling a pass with his back to goal and swivelling before striking into the far corner.Serbian striker...
ESPN - 24.08.2019 14:04

Sources: Fraser to be named new Rapids coach

Joao Plata converted his penalty deep into stoppage time to give RSL a hard fought 1-0 victory over Colorado Rapids. Robin Fraser will be named the next manager of the Colorado Rapids, with an announcement set for Sunday, multiple league sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Twitter account TransfersMLS and Denver outlet were among the first to report that Fraser will take assume the managerial duties in Colorado. Fraser, 52, takes over for Conor Casey, who has been managing the Rapids on an interim basis since the firing of Anthony Hudson back in May. Weeks after Hudson was let go, Fraser was first reported...
ESPN - 24.08.2019 13:47

Messi ruled out vs. Betis after injury setback

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol discusses how Barcelona struggle to adjust without talisman Lionel Messi in the side. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop ranks the three finalists for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award. Lionel Messi appears in stadium via video to wish Dani Alves luck in his transfer to Sao Paulo FC. Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Barcelona's game against Real Betis on Sunday after suffering a setback in his return from a calf injury. Messi originally sustained the knock earlier this month and missed Barca's tour of the United States and their 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the league last Friday. He returned to full training earlier this week and was expected to be in the squad for Betis' visit this weekend, but felt some discomfort when training on Friday. Barca then took the decision...
ESPN - 24.08.2019 12:32

Barnes strike for Foxes ends Sheffield Utd's bright start

Sheffield United Leicester City 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Harvey Barnes thrashed home a magnificent strike to earn Leicester City a 2-1 win on the road on Saturday while ending Sheffield United's bright start to their return to the Premier League. After a Jamie Vardy goal had underlined City's first-half domination, United fought back in stirring fashion on home soil at Bramall Lane to equalise just after the hour through record signing and substitute Ollie McBurnie. Yet their unbeaten opening to life in the top flight was then undone by a remarkable goal...
ESPN - 24.08.2019 11:09

Haller double gives Hammers 3-1 win over Watford

Watford West Ham United 1 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Record signing Sebastien Haller scored a tap-in and a superb bicycle kick for West Ham as they beat Watford 3-1 in the Premier League at Vicarage Road on Saturday, the home side's third straight league defeat of the season. On the 15th anniversary of his West Ham debut, Mark Noble put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot after Manuel Lanzini was crudely chopped down in the box by Abdoulaye Doucoure in the opening minute. Andre Gray scored Watford's first goal of the season to put the home side...
ESPN - 24.08.2019 11:05

Bou strikes late to beat Fire, end Revs' winless streak

New England Revolution Chicago Fire 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Major League Soccer: Wilfried Zahibo (17') Revolution 1-0 Chicago Fire. To watch MLS, sign up to ESPN+. Gustavo Bou hit home five minutes from time to propel New England Revolution to a narrow win over Chicago Fire. Gustavo Bou scored the go-ahead goal in the 86th minute, and the New England Revolution snapped a three-match winless rut with a 2-1 home victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at Foxboro, Mass. With the match looking as if it would finish on level terms, Bou took advantage of a Fire turnover and blasted a left-footed shot from the top...
ESPN - 24.08.2019 08:47

NYCFC edges Red Bulls, closes in on East leaders

New York City FC New York Red Bulls 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Heber scored his 13th goal of the season for NYCFC as they prevailed 2-1 vs. New York Red Bulls in the Hudson River derby. New York City FC moved within one point of first place in the Eastern Conference after a 2-1 victory over the visiting New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Maximiliano Moralez scored a penalty kick for NYCFC in the 43rd minute, and Heber's back-heel goal in the 53rd minute stood as the winner. The lead held despite a Ronald Matarrita red card in stoppage time that reduced NYCFC (13-5-8, 47 points) to 10 men in the final minutes of play. NYCFC has wo...
ESPN - 24.08.2019 08:29


Is Djokovic Chasing Federer’s Slam Record? You Betcha!

Having won four of the past five Grand Slams, Novak Djokovic’s position on the all-time Grand Slam titles leader board is looking better than ever. And, on the eve of the US Open, the World No. 1 made it clear that he was aiming for the top spot on that list. Djokovic arrives in Flushing Meadows with his sights set on a 17th Grand Slam crown, which, if achieved, would bring him to within one title of second-placed Rafael Nadal (18) and three shy of all-time leader Roger Federer (20). ”I'm aware of [the debate around the Grand Slam titles leaderboard]. I mean, I'm part of this world. Of course, I can't completely switch off and eliminate what people are talking about,” said Djokovic. ”It's flattering, obviously. But at the same time, you know, it's still a very long way ahead of me. It does also put a certain level of responsibility to me as well, because I am aiming to do that. It's definitely one of my ambitions and goals. I am 32, so things are a little bit di...
ATP - 25.08.2019 05:16

Hurkacz Lifts Maiden Trophy In Winston-Salem

Hubert Hurkacz made Polish history at the Winston-Salem Open on Saturday, beating Benoit Paire 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to capture his first ATP Tour trophy. The 22-year-old became the first Pole to capture a tour-level crown since Wojtek Fibak’s WCT Chicago title run in 1982. Hurkacz broke serve on five occasions throughout the two-hour, nine-minute clash to improve his tour-level record to 23-18 in 2019. "That is a lot of time [without a Polish champion]. I am so glad that I have been able to win an ATP Tour event,” said Hurkacz. “I hope many more guys will join me soon and that I will win some more. It means a lot to me and I am glad that I won this tournament here." The 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier becomes the 14th first-time champion on the ATP Tour in 2019 after improving his record against French players this year to 5-1. Players trying to win their first ATP Tour title are 14-17 in championship matches this season (13-11 in 2018). "It is a huge win for me today. Benoit is an a...
ATP - 25.08.2019 01:31

Sinner, Chung Lead US Open Qualifiers

On Friday, the dream became reality for 16 players at the US Open. As the qualifying competition concluded under cloudy skies, some booked their spots in the main draw for the first time, while others confirmed their return to the big show at Flushing Meadows. Rain delayed the start of play by two hours, but that did not deter Jannik Sinner. At the ripe age of 18, the Italian made a statement in fighting through to the main draw. One day after he saved two match points, rallying from a break down in the third set against Viktor Galovic, he cruised past Mario Vilella Martinez to qualify. The surging #NextGenATP star prevailed 7-6(1), 6-0 in just 72 minutes, carrying an impressive run of form to New York after capturing his second ATP Challenger Tour title in Lexington earlier this month. Having turned 18 just one week ago, he is the youngest player in the US Open main draw. "It feels good," said Sinner. "I'm really happy to reach the main draw in the US Open. I've been trying to improve...
ATP - 24.08.2019 03:50

Federer: 'I Needed To Get Knocked Down In Cincy, Get My Act Together'

Roger Federer has won the US Open five times, but all of those victories in Flushing Meadows came in consecutive years from 2004-08. Nevertheless, the 38-year-old arrives in New York confident as he begins his pursuit of a 21st Grand Slam title. “We were talking on the practice court yesterday or two days ago, this is probably the best I've felt in years coming into the US Open again, which is encouraging,” Federer said. The Swiss superstar has long enjoyed success at the season’s final major, advancing to at least the fourth round in his past 17 appearances, dating back to 2001. But since his string of championships here, Federer has made the final just twice, in 2009 and 2015. “It hasn't always been easy here,” Federer said. “Two years ago I came in with a back issue a little bit, I had a struggle early on with five-setters. I remember Tiafoe and others. That set the tone the tournament was going to be tough. Last year I struggled with the heat ag...
ATP - 23.08.2019 20:07

Winston-Salem Washout Pushes QF To Friday

All four Winston-Salem Open singles quarter-finals and both doubles semi-finals will be played on Friday, weather permitting, after nearly a complete washout postponed action on Thursday at the ATP 250 event. Among the singles quarter-finals to watch, top seed Benoit Paire will face 11th seed Pablo Carreno Busta. Their match was suspended with Paire leading in the first set 4-3. Andrey Rublev, Roger Federer's Cincinnati conqueror, is to meet second seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada. In doubles, Jamie Murray/Neal Skupski will try to reach their first team final against top seeds Marcelo Melo/Lukasz Kubot, and Belgians Sander Gille/Joran Vliegen will meet American wild cards Nicholas Monroe/Tennys Sandgren. View Friday's Complete Schedule
ATP - 23.08.2019 02:26