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Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies complete signing of Brazilian striker Joelinton for club record fee

Newcastle have completed the signing of Brazilian Joelinton for a club record £40million on a six-year deal. The striker, 22, is the first signing under Steve Bruce’s management at Newcastle. He will sport the iconic No.9 jersey at Newcastle which has been worn by the likes of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand and Andy Cole. Joelinton, […]
TalkSport - 23.07.2019 19:53

Austin FC hires ex-U.S. player Wolff as coach

Josh Wolff was an assistant under Gregg Berhalter with Columbus. MLS expansion side Austin FC has hired former United States international Josh Wolff as its first coach, the club announced on Tuesday. "It is a tremendous honor to join Austin FC and begin the process of building Austin's team into a world class club for all of Austin to enjoy," Wolff said in a team statement. "My family and I want to thank Anthony Precourt for granting us this amazing opportunity to be a part of this incredible city and this extraordinary undertaking." Wolff, 42, is an assistant...
ESPN - 23.07.2019 11:49

Pep Guardiola hits back at ‘false’ claims Manchester City were ‘arrogant’ during Premier League Asia Trophy in China

Pep Guardiola has branded claims Manchester City were ‘arrogant’ during their pre-season tour of China as ‘false’ and ‘far away from reality’. China’s state-run news agency Xinhua published an editorial which criticised the Premier League champions for their conduct while playing in the Asia Trophy last week. While their three opponents, Newcastle, Wolves and West […]
TalkSport - 23.07.2019 10:48

Sources: Barca lose Xavi Simons, set for PSG

Sergi Busquets' uncharacteristic error in defence gifted Tammy Abraham the opening goal for Chelsea against Barcelona. New Barcelona signing Antoine Griezmann went down injured just 17 minutes into his debut against Chelsea in Japan. With the summer transfer window coming to an end, Sid Lowe says Barcelona will probably have to overpay to get Neymar to Camp Nou. Antoine Griezmann discusses what it will be like to play with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez and teases a brand new celebration for his first Barcelona goal. Highly rated midfielder Xavi Simons has announced he is leaving Barcelona after failing to reach an agreement with the club over a new contract. Simons, 16, is now expected to sign for Paris Saint-Germain this week, sources have told ESPN FC. Barca will only receive €130,000 in development rights as the player's terms expired last month. - When does the 2019-20 La Liga season start? He becomes the latest in a long line of playe...
ESPN - 23.07.2019 07:25

Arsenal's Emery admires Ceballos as they work on a signing

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said on Monday that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos was someone he admired as the Premier League club work on bringing in one player.
Reuters - 23.07.2019 03:59

Ronaldo won't face charges in rape case

Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after being accused of raping a woman in 2009. Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2009. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said in a statement Monday that after reviewing a new police investigation, he determined that sexual assault accusations can't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and no charges will be filed. @LasVegasDA Declines to Prosecute 10-year-old Sexual Assault Allegation Against Cristiano Ronaldo. @ClarkCountyNV pic.twitter.com/XXdc8D9Plk— Clark County DA (@LasVegasDA) July 22, 2019 Ronaldo's attorney, Peter Christiansen, wasn't immediately available to comment. Christiansen has said the sex between the accuser and Ronaldo was consensual. Attorneys...
ESPN - 22.07.2019 14:48

Butt named United's head of 1st team development

ESPN FC's Ian Darke explains why Harry Maguire would be good business for Manchester United, even at Leicester's £80 million valuation. ESPN FC's Julien Laurens and Steve Nicol examine how Harry Maguire would impact Man United's defence if they sign the Leicester star. Manchester United have promoted Nicky Butt to the new position of head of first team development, reporting directly to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club announced on Monday. The ex-England midfielder, who played 387 games for United, has moved up from Head of Academy to help "create a seamless journey for young players stepping up to the next level." (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); "Manchester United is in my DNA and this is a very p...
ESPN - 22.07.2019 14:18

Bale's time at Madrid is up but there aren't many suitors for the Welshman

The FC crew discusses the next step in Gareth Bale's career and whether he will return to Tottenham or move somewhere else. Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale didn't feature in their 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich as the club want the Welshman to leave as soon as possible. Steve Nicol has some strong words of advice for Gareth Bale as he and Shaka Hislop discuss Bale's future at Real Madrid. It looks as though Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane's "Cold War" has reached its breaking point. "We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone, "declared the Real Madrid coach after his team's 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich in Houston. These comments seemed to suggest that a transfer was close. Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, then responded by calling Zidane "a disgrace". So one would assume there is just no way back from here. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getEle...
ESPN - 22.07.2019 13:44

Kerr inspires Red Stars past Courage

A pair of saves by Alyssa Naeher and an incredible goal from Sam Kerr helped Chicago beat NC Courage in front of a club record crowd of 17,388. NWSL: Sam Kerr (58') Chicago Red Stars 2-1 NC Courage Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means. On the eve of her third World Cup, Sam Kerr has her eyes firmly set on glory, taking down the US and what success would mean for women's sport back home. Sam Kerr has returned to the scoring ranks in the U.S. National Women's Soccer League with a brilliantly-taken goal that secured her Chicago Red Stars a home victory over the competition's defending champions. Matildas captain Kerr was played in on 58 minutes and expertly nutmegged North Carolina Courage defender Abby Erceg on the edge of the box before slotting the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe to give Chicago a 2-1 wi...
ESPN - 22.07.2019 11:12

Man United season ruined my holiday - Shaw

Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood comes of the bench to earn a 1-0 win over Inter Milan. International Champions Cup: Greenwood(78') Manchester United 1-0 Inter Milan. To watch 2019 International Champions Cup, sign up for ESPN+. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol identifies five players that are under the most pressure to perform this coming campaign. SINGAPORE -- Luke Shaw has said Manchester United's campaign was so bad it ruined his holiday, but the defender is determined to make life more difficult for Manchester City and Liverpool next season. A sixth-place finish saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side miss out on a place in the Champions League. To make matters worse, while Shaw was spending time in Los Angeles and Dubai, three of United's rivals won trophies. - International Champions Cup: All you need to know - Full International Champions Cup...
ESPN - 22.07.2019 07:41

Brazil sack Vadao as manager after WWC

ESPN Brazil's Natalie Gedra reports on the latest on Marta's future after Brazil was eliminated from the Women's World Cup by France. Brazil women's national team coach Oswaldo Alvarez, known as Vadao, has been fired after the team was eliminated in the round of 16 in the Women's World Cup. The Brazilian football confederation announced the move on Monday and said Vadao's replacement would be named soon. The 62-year-old coach lasted nearly two years in his second stint with the national team. He also coached Brazil at the 2015 World Cup in Canada and at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Vadao was replaced by Emily Lima, and...
ESPN - 22.07.2019 06:02

Transfer Talk: Pogba's Madrid move tied to Bale's Bernabeu exit

The European transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below. Top free agents in 2020 | What do Europe's elite need TOP STORY: Bale the lynchpin in Pogba move to Madrid The rumours that Paul Pogba would leave Manchester United for Real Madrid have been nearly as ubiquitous as the ones about Gareth Bale's imminent and inevitable departure from the Bernabeu. And now it seems the two moves are also inextricably linked. TRANSFERS Transfer grades: Rating every major signing from Europe Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - Neymar confident over PSG exit - Barca want Bayern's Alaba - Pogba to Real 'will be difficult' - Arsenal beat Spurs to Saliba - United miles from Maguire valuation AS...
ESPN - 22.07.2019 05:21

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Jarry Jumps To Career-High, Mover Of The Week

No. 38 (Career High) Nicolas Jarry, +26 In his third ATP Tour championship match, Jarry claimed his maiden title at the Swedish Open. The Chilean did not drop a set en route to the trophy, beating Cordoba titlist Juan Ignacio Londero in the championship match. Jarry joins his grandfather Jaime Fillol Sr. as a tour-level champion and soars 26 spots to a career-high No. 38 in the ATP Rankings. Read More. No. 26 Dusan Lajovic, +10 Three months after contesting his maiden tour-level final at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters (l. to Fognini), Lajovic captured his first ATP Tour crown at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag. The fourth seed defeated 2017 titlist Andrey Rublev in his opening match and overcame qualifier Attila Balazs in the championship match. Lajovic jumps 10 positions to No. 26 in the ATP Rankings, three places from his career-high mark of No. 23. Read More. No. 56 (Career High) Juan Ignacio Londero, +15 The Argentine battled through the draw in Båstad to reach his second ...
ATP - 22.07.2019 13:34

Isner Clinches Fourth Newport Title

John Isner lived up to his top seed status on Sunday at the Hall of Fame Open, becoming the first player to win four titles in Newport with a 7-6(2), 6-3 win over seventh-seeded Kazakh Alexander Bublik. The American won his first ATP Tour title of the year on the back of landing 79 per cent of his first serves. He converted all three of his break points en route to the 76-minute victory. Most importantly, Isner is still at full strength. Newport is his second tournament back from a broken left foot, which he sustained in April during his Miami Open presented by Itau final against Roger Federer. Isner's foot withstood three-set battles in three of his four matches this week, which saw him spend nearly eight hours on court. Despite the loss, Bublik can be pleased at reaching his first ATP Tour final. He has primarily competed on the ATP Challenger Tour and picked up four Challenger titles in the past year. Bublik is guaranteed to reach a career-high ATP Ranking when the newest stand...
ATP - 21.07.2019 21:05