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‘Tottenham will NOT do what Arsenal did… they will take four new signings into new stadium,’ claims talkSPORT host

Darren Gough believes Tottenham will go on a big summer spending spree after moving into their new stadium. On Sunday, Spurs’ Under-18 side had the privilege of playing the first ever game at the £1billion stadium as they beat their Southampton counterparts 3-1. Although the move was supposed to take place more than a year […]
TalkSport - 26.03.2019 09:11

Gareth Southgate reveals England will report alleged racist abuse towards Danny Rose by Montenegro fans

Gareth Southgate has confirmed England will report alleged racist abuse made towards Danny Rose by Montenegro supporters. The Three Lions boss said he clearly heard racist chants directed towards the full-back in the closing stages of the match, but was unsure about whether other players had received abuse. Speaking to the media, Southgate said: “I […]
TalkSport - 25.03.2019 23:21

Messi to play for Argentina in Copa America, coach says

Lionel Messi will play for Argentina in the Copa America in June in Brazil, according to coach Lionel Scaloni on Monday. Scaloni, speaking in Morocco where Argentina plays the national team on Tuesday, said he has not discussed the Copa America with Messi since Argentina was embarrassed by Venezuela 3-1 on Friday. Still, he thought Messi will play in the Copa America.
Yahoo - 25.03.2019 23:01

Five-star England sink Montenegro

Ross Barkley was decisive with two goals and an assist as England thrashed Montenegro 5-1 in Podgorica on Monday to make it two wins from as many games in Euro 2020 qualifying. Barkley - like full debutants Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi - was starting due to injuries, and he took full advantage of his opportunity, inspiring the rampant Three Lions by having a hand in three goals. Marko Vesovic's well-taken opener had England on the back foot early on, but they went into the break ahead thanks to Michael Keane's first international goal and an instinctive finish from Barkley, who set up the equaliser. England's play became sloppy at times early in the second period but Barkley effectively ended Montenegro's chances just before the hour, before Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling wrapped up the victory to add to Friday's 5-0 demolition of the Czech Republic at Wembley.
Yahoo - 25.03.2019 22:56

France vs Iceland EURO 2020 Qualifier: Match Preview, How to Watch Online, TV Channel, Live Stream, Start Time

France will host Iceland on Monday in their first home fixture of the Euro 2020 qualification campaign, with both teams having clinched three points in their opening Group H matchups. Les Bleus just about lead the pool on goal difference but will hope a win over Iceland at the Stade de France will be sufficient to carve out a clear margin at the top. Monday, March 24 3:45 p.m. ET Stade de France, Paris UDN, UniMas fuboTV (watch for free) France: Didier Deschamps was pleased to see his strikeforce in fine fettle as they romped to a 4-1 win in Moldova in their first Euro 2020 qualifier, with Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and veteran Olivier Giroud each on the score sheet. Real Madrid defender
Yahoo - 25.03.2019 18:30

FIFA to hear Chelsea's transfer ban appeal next month

FIFA will hear Chelsea's appeal against a one-year transfer ban on April 11. FIFA says Chelsea has received written reasons from its disciplinary panel for the one-year ban, and why a request to freeze the ban during the appeal process was rejected. Chelsea can approach the Court of Arbitration for Sport for an interim ruling halting the sanction pending the appeal to FIFA.
Yahoo - 25.03.2019 17:31

Barcelona against new Rakitic deal, won't rule out summer sale - sources

With rumours swirling Barcelona are prepared to sell Coutinho, Paul Mariner hopes the Brazilian remains at the Nou Camp Barcelona are not planning to offer midfielder Ivan Rakitic an improved contract and even though the club do not want to sell him this summer, they may end up doing so, sources have told ESPN FC. Rakitic, whose deal expires in 2021, made it clear last month that he wanted to stay at Camp Nou amid reports suggesting the signing of Ajax's Frenkie de Jong could force the club to sell a big-name midfielder. Transfers With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. FIFA have banned Chelsea for a period of two transfer windows. But what did they do wrong and how will the punishment play out? FC Exclusives - Man City close on £80m Saul - Real face battle for Junior Firpo - Man United have no Bale plans - Griezmann looking for Atleti exit - Chelsea fear Hazard to R...
ESPN - 25.03.2019 09:15

Neymar in contract talks with PSG amid Real Madrid rumours - father

Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop run the rule over the latest transfer rumours in the world of football. Angel Di María looked unstoppable against Marseille, scoring twice and providing the opening goal assist in a strong win at Le Parc des Princes. French Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappé (45'+2') PSG 1-0 Marseille Neymar's father has said his son is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a contract extension, amid constant reports of interest from Real Madrid. Since moving to the Parc des Princes from Barcelona in a world record €222 million deal in 2017, the Brazil international has regularly been linked with a return to Spain. However, Neymar Snr., who also acts as his son's agent, said they have no plans to leave any time soon. "Neymar is in the second year of his contract, so he has three more...
ESPN - 25.03.2019 08:35

Man City's De Bruyne, Stones, Fernandinho could return for Fulham clash - sources

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol recalls his side's 1989 title challenge failure as caution for Manchester City in their quest for a quadruple. Stevie Nicol feels Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez is "money well spent" and the ideal midfielder to replace Fernandinho at Manchester City. The FC crew delve into Wayne Rooney's comments as to why Liverpool winning the Premier League title would be 'a nightmare.' Craig Burley and Bradley Wright-Phillips make arguments for Raheem Sterling and Virgil van Dijk as the 2019 Premier League player of the year. Manchester City have been handed a significant injury boost with Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones and Fernandinho in contention to feature in Saturday's trip to Fulham, sources have told ESPN FC. Many of Pep Guardiola's squad are back at the Etihad Campus on Monday after being given time off for the international break. Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ ...
ESPN - 25.03.2019 06:30

Man United's Solskjaer and assistants must stay at Old Trafford - Matic

Nemanja Matic speaks exclusively to ESPN about Man United's transformation and credits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his whole staff for their turnaround. MANCHESTER, England -- Nemanja Matic has told ESPN FC he wants caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his backroom staff to stay at Manchester United. Solskjaer remains favourite to land the United job permanently despite heading into the international break on the back of successive defeats at Arsenal and Wolves. Editors' Picks ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check it out. ESPN and Marvel teamed up to turn our favorite soccer captains into galaxy-dominating superheroes. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set line-ups, check scores! Matic believes the 46-year-old, who has guided United back into the race for the top four as well as to the Champions League quarterfinals, has done enough to get the post. And the...
ESPN - 25.03.2019 04:51

Portugal held by Serbia as Ronaldo limps off early with leg injury

Portugal Serbia 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Cristiano Ronaldo limped off after 31 minutes as Portugal could only manage a come-from-behind draw against Serbia. European Championship Qualifying: Danilo Pereira (42') Portugal 1-1 Serbia European Championship Qualifying: Substitution. Pizzi replaces Cristiano Ronaldo 31') Portugal 0-1 Serbia European Championship Qualifying: Dusan Tadic (7' PEN) Portugal 0-1 Serbia Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were held scoreless by Ukraine, but were gifted a point by the visitors, who missed a golden chance late on. Wasteful Portugal were held to a...
ESPN - 25.03.2019 04:16

Spain boss Luis Enrique compares team's scoring to Barcelona

Despite winning their opening match in Euro 2020 qualifying vs. Norway, questions remain over how good this new generation of Spanish players are. Spain had to rely on a cheeky Panenka penalty from captain Sergio Ramos to beat Norway 2-1 in European Championship qualifying, at the Mestalla. Spain coach Luis Enrique has brushed aside concerns about their scoring ability by pointing out that the national team have a better goal average than runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona. Spain needed a penalty by Sergio Ramos to see off Norway 2-1 in their opening Euro 2020 Group F qualifier and visit Malta on Tuesday aiming to continue their positive start to the campaign. Forwards Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio squandered clear chances against Norway, but the Spain coach laughed off suggestions...
ESPN - 25.03.2019 02:37

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Shapovalov Prevails In #NextGenATP Rematch

Two years ago, Russian Andrey Rublev got the better of Denis Shapovalov as the two competed at the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. But on Monday, the 19-year-old Canadian returned the favour. Shapovalov beat Rublev 6-3, 7-6(5) in a battle of hard-hitting baseliners to make back-to-back fourth-round appearances at the Miami Open presented by Itau. [ALSO LIKE] The #NextGenATP Canadian converted only two of his 12 break points against Rublev, but Shapovalov was the steadier of the two during what, at times, seemed more like a boxing match as the two slugged away from the back of the court. Rublev threw every part of him into his forehands and rarely approached the net, sometimes even backing up after reaching the service line. Shapovalov, however, mixed in variety and attacked the net against the Russian, who qualified and was trying to reach his first fourth round at an ATP Masters 1000 event. The Canadian will next meet Greece's #NextGenATP star Stefanos Tsitsipas, No. 10 in th...
ATP - 26.03.2019 01:36

Federer Returns To Full Throttle In Miami

Roger Federer's third-round match on Monday was much more his style. The Swiss was thoroughly tested during his Miami Open presented by Itau opener on Saturday, needing three sets to beat Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com champion Radu Albot of Moldova. But Federer, after an even start against Filip Krajinovic, raced past the Serbian 7-5, 6-3 to reach the fourth round in South Florida. Federer, second all-time in Miami wins, improved to 52-14 at the season's second Masters 1000 event. [ALSO LIKE] The 27-year-old Krajinovic stayed with the three-time Miami titlist (2005-06, 2017) in the opener, matching Federer from the baseline. The Serbian made the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (l. to Nadal) and was looking to match that result in Miami. But the 37-year-old Federer came through in the 12th game to take the opener, blasting a crosscourt forehand winner. He settled in from there, racing to a 4-1 lead behind an early break in the second and finishing with 35 w...
ATP - 25.03.2019 22:21

Nick At Night: Kyrgios Cruises To Round Of 16

Nick Kyrgios pulled out all the tricks in his bag on Sunday at the Miami Open presented by Itau. The Aussie was entertaining and efficient in securing a 6-3, 6-1 win over Dusan Lajovic under the lights on Stadium court. Kyrgios gave the Miami faithful their money's worth, producing underarm serves, no-look volleys, scorching forehands and a rolling, spirited conversation with a fan, who was ultimately ejected for his part in the first-set exchange. He ousted Lajovic in just 57 minutes, firing 25 winners, including seven off his forehand wing.  Exactly one year after the Aussie and the Serbian first met on the ATP Tour, Kyrgios replicated his straight-set victory from the 2018 first round. He now leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head 2-0. "I don't know what tomorrow is going to bring on the tennis court, but I'm going out there and having fun," said Kyrgios. "I served well and returned well and I'm really happy. Today it was a pretty good all-around performance." Kyrgios looked to be ...
ATP - 25.03.2019 04:16

UPDATE 8-ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Miami Masters Men's Singles Seeds Progress

Mar 25 (OPTA) - Seeds Progress from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Miami Masters Men's Singles matches on Sunday .. Seeds .. Seed Round Rslt Opponent Score 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4th to play 22-Roberto Bautista Agut (start 15:00) (ESP) 3rd won Federico Delbonis (ARG) 7-5 4-6 6-1 2nd won Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-6(2) 6-2 1st won
Reuters - 25.03.2019 01:56

Novak Denies Delbonis Upset In Miami

New stadium, same Novak Djokovic in Miami. The World No. 1 battled back to survive and advance at the Miami Open presented by Itau, fighting for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Sunday. Djokovic, who lifted the trophy on six occasions at the former tournament site in Crandon Park, found his form when he needed it most. As day turned to dusk at Hard Rock Stadium, the Serbian navigated to the finish line after suffering a second-set hiccup. He booked his spot in the fourth round opposite Roberto Bautista Agut. Following a surprise third round defeat to Philipp Kohlschreiber in Indian Wells, the Belgrade native dispelled any thoughts of an early exit in Miami. He recovered from a 4-6 second set against Delbonis, notching the victory after exactly two hours. "To be honest, I lost my focus," said Djokovic. "I should have done better mentally than I did in the first set and also the end of second set. I managed to really play well the last couple games of the first set, to ...
ATP - 24.03.2019 23:29

Isner Keeps Title Defence Hopes Alive In Miami

Reigning champion John Isner battled into the fourth round of the Miami Open presented by Itau on Sunday, defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 7-6(6). Isner was broken to start the match. But the seventh seed responded in Ramos-Vinolas' second service game to dig into the match. He saved the next four break points he faced and struck 16 aces en route to a one-hour, 53-minute victory. Ramos-Vinolas has been a tricky opponent for Isner in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, with the players splitting three-setters in Rome in the past two years. But those clashes were on clay, and while five of their six previous sets went to tie-breaks, Isner needed just one in the second set to advance. The 2018 Nitto ATP Finals qualifier has found a good string of form after losing his first two matches of the season. Isner reached three consecutive ATP Tour semi-finals in New York, Delray Beach and Rio de Janeiro before losing to then-World No. 13 Karen Khachanov in the fourth round at Indian W...
ATP - 24.03.2019 18:34