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Author: 0 An opening guide to the Community Shield Final

Last season's title winners Chelsea will take on the FA Cup winning Gunners at Wembley Stadium just over two months after the duo met to contest the oldest trophy in association football in May, with Arsene Wenger's side ending a poor season with a record breaking 13th win in the competition thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey.

Author: 0 Monaco starts title defense with 3-2 win over Toulouse

Monaco was one of the most spectacular teams in Europe last season, scoring 107 league goals in 38 games to win the title eight points clear of Paris Saint-Germain. They moved to replace the outgoing Bakayoko with Belgian global midfielder Youri Tielemans, and he impressed in last Saturday's 2-1 defeat to PSG in the French Champions' Trophy.

Sport UEFA reveals Champions League 2016/17 positional award shortlist
Author: 0 UEFA reveals Champions League 2016/17 positional award shortlist

The midfield category is dominated by Real Madrid after their Champions League and La Liga exploits last season, with Toni Kroos , Luka Modric and Casemiro battling for the top honour. Among goalies for the award expect Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) and Jan Oblak (atlético). Real full-back defender Marcelo and centre-back Sergio Ramos were nominated in the best defender category alongside Juventus's Leonardo Bonucci .

Sport Steelers reward Tomlin with contract extension
Author: 0 Steelers reward Tomlin with contract extension

The Steelers are known for their stability at the head coaching position. With Tomlin extension now done, the Steelers are expected to extend the contract of general manager Kevin Colbert in the coming days. Since becoming the Steelers' head coach in 2007, Tomlin has led the team to a 103-57 record. "My focus remains on the upcoming season and our goals remain the same as they are - to bring a seventh Super Bowl championship back to our city".

Sport Nemanja Matic impressed with Man Utd team spirit
Author: 0 Nemanja Matic impressed with Man Utd team spirit

Matic swapped Premier League champions Chelsea for the opportunity to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in a move reported to be worth £40million on Monday. "And we have important players injured for a long time, they're going to be back just by the end of the year, so our squad is not so big". At centre back, moreover, Lindelof was an excellent player at Benfica last campaign, but may need a bedding in period.

Sport Conte claims Chelsea board sold Matic to Manchester United without his permission
Author: 0 Conte claims Chelsea board sold Matic to Manchester United without his permission

Earlier this week, they wrapped up the transfer of midfield destroyer Nemanja Matic for a fee of around £40m. Yet Mourinho's style is also about exerting control on a match. His horror backpass to De Gea in the opening stages here, which nearly put United 1-0 down, was only the most spectacular of several poor moments on the ball from the utility man.

Sport Nationals' Scherzer, Gonzalez to miss starts versus Cubs
Author: 0 Nationals' Scherzer, Gonzalez to miss starts versus Cubs

Washington (64-43) got off on the right foot in the opener of the three-game series with a 4-2 victory over Chicago (57-51). Many teams even play evening games on Saturdays, but every team plays a day game on Sunday except for the one national TV contest on ESPN.

Sport Liverpool and Celtic learn their Champions League fate
Author: 0 Liverpool and Celtic learn their Champions League fate

Beyond August and September, the club will assess the 29-year-old's rehabilitation in the hope of him returning to action ahead of schedule. They lost two of them - [Sebastian] Rudy and [Niklas] Sule to Bayern - and had a little change. A quick search for flights that week and you will have to go via London for a hefty cost of nearly £1000. "We need to be independent of one or two players".

Sport Denmark hold nerve to win shootout
Author: 0 Denmark hold nerve to win shootout

Danielle van de Donk doubled the Dutch advantage in the 62nd minute, pouncing on Fara Williams's headed back pass and deftly lifting the ball over the despairing dive of England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain. Denmark beat European powerhouse Germany 2-1 in the quarterfinals, ending the German bid to win the tournament for the seventh time in a row and ninth time overall.

Sport Tom Brady's milestones before turning 40
Author: 0 Tom Brady's milestones before turning 40

Notably, he and the rest of the projected first-team offense spent a large portion of the session working on an adjacent field out of view from fans and partially obscured from the media. "I'm so pretty, Matt Damon wants to marry me", Kai said, referencing Kimmel's ongoing jokes between him and the actor. "You've got to catch the ball".

Sport Prima le visite mediche, poi la firma
Author: 0 Prima le visite mediche, poi la firma

Matias Vecino è un giocatore dell'Inter: per lui contratto di quattro anni, come precisa il club in un tweet. Il centrocampista uruguaiano, ufficializzato oggi dall'Inter, ha voluto salutare la Fiorentina . E' stata per me una grandissima esperienza sia a livello umano che professionale. Mancano gli ultimi dettagli, poi Matias Vecino diventerà a tutti gli effetti un calciatore dell'Inter.

Sport Former Giants tight end Adrien Robinson arrested on drug charges
Author: 0 Former Giants tight end Adrien Robinson arrested on drug charges

Monday and charged with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after being pulled over with more than 20 pounds of marijuana in his truck. Adrien R. Robinson, 28, of Niskayuna, N.Y., posted $1,500 cash, 10 percent of $15,000 bail set by Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Mensch. Robinson was also charged with an unknown traffic violation.

Sport Guardiola urges Manchester City to deliver on promise
Author: 0 Guardiola urges Manchester City to deliver on promise

Manchester City have completed their preparations for the new Premier League campaign by beating West Ham United 3-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium in Reykjavik , Iceland this afternoon. If not for Joe Hart , City could have been at least three up going into half time, with the English goalkeeper on hand to deny Danilo twice, a looping goal-bound cross from Leroy Sane , as well as efforts from Aguero and Jesus.

Sport Cleveland Indians to face Sonny Gray in his debut with Yankees
Author: 0 Cleveland Indians to face Sonny Gray in his debut with Yankees

Prior to the game, The Players' Tribune released an article titled "New York, I'm Ready to Go". The Cleveland Indians will look to build on their game one win that snapped their own three game losing streak. "To be mentioned with them is an honor". NY is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Cleveland . He finished the inning with over 20 pitches but was able to settle down after that.

Sport Chelsea boss Antonio Conte braced for toughest season of his career
Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte braced for toughest season of his career

In a sign that Conte is aware of the risk that his new recruits might not settle quickly in England, newspapers have said he is still hoping to sign three or four British-based players before the season kicks off on August 12. But the club missed out on Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who signed for United and wing-back Danilo to Manchester City and others on his shopping list such as Juventus defender Alex Sandro have still not been landed - with the Premier League season just a week away.

Sport Former Red Still Backing Daniel Sturridge To Produce Goods For Liverpool
Author: 0 Former Red Still Backing Daniel Sturridge To Produce Goods For Liverpool

Liverpool may have just lost the Audi Cup to Atletico Madrid after the 1-1 game went to penalties, but Fernando Torres, now of Atletico Madrid and formerly of Liverpool , felt the reunion was a touching reminder of what used to be. "I think it's just fatigue to be honest, so I'll be OK", he told Liverpool's official club website. "If you want to win, obviously you want to (draw) a smaller opponent, but we played against Bayern yesterday and we can play much better".

Sport Frank Clark ejected from Seahawks practice after fight with Germain Ifedi
Author: 0 Frank Clark ejected from Seahawks practice after fight with Germain Ifedi

According to the Seattle Times, backup linemen Will Pericak and Rodney Coe tangled after the whistle and tumbled over a cooler. Clark was the object of much scrutiny after his draft two years ago out of MI. "I think the line is to respect your teammates and to know that at the end of the day this is practice, this is not a game". If I get too heated, I jump in there too.

Sport Cardinals President Sends Private Jet to Pick Up Kurt Warner's Kids
Author: 0 Cardinals President Sends Private Jet to Pick Up Kurt Warner's Kids

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill had already sent a private plane to pick up 13 members of Warner's celebration party. Warner's family got stranded in Chicago and were going to be unable to make it to Thursday's party. Warner, of course, played for the Cardinals late in his career, bringing the franchise to its lone Super Bowl appearance in 2009. Warner will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Sport Ravens sign OT Howard to three-year deal
Author: 0 Ravens sign OT Howard to three-year deal

The Houston Texans also reportedly brought Howard in for a visit Thursday, but he came to Baltimore Thursday night. Howard is headed into his eighth season after spending the last three seasons with the Oakland Raiders . They hope Howard, a six year pro, can help fill the void. After going undrafted in 2010, Howard first went to the Philadelphia Eagles, then landed on the Ravens practice squad at the start of the 2011 season.

Sport Leeds yet to approach Manchester United over Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
Author: 0 Leeds yet to approach Manchester United over Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

There have been issues regarding his fitness levels too and was criticised by Paul Lambert last season as he was in charge of the Wolves. "I have seen him a few times, and he's a very good player, a homegrown player, so this is also important", Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds when asked about Borthwick-Jackson .

Sport Doc Rivers loses front office role with Clippers
Author: 0 Doc Rivers loses front office role with Clippers

Last year, Frank was promoted to oversee day-to-day operations of the front office although Rivers retained his title as president of basketball operations. I want each of them to dig in and do what they do best. Ballmer purchased the Clippers for $2 billion and ultimately signed Rivers to a five-year, $55 million contract extension to continue as president and coach in 2014.

Sport Giants get relief as Sterling Shepard MRI confirms ankle sprain
Author: 0 Giants get relief as Sterling Shepard MRI confirms ankle sprain

Turns out neither you nor she had reason to. After rolling the ankle Wednesday and wearing a boot Thursday, Shepard said the injury is progressing well. "That was the main thing that scared me", Shepard said. I had never really rolled my ankle like that before and I felt it pop. An MRI and X-rays helped assuage everyone's fears.

Sport Arsenal forward hands in formal transfer request
Author: 0 Arsenal forward hands in formal transfer request

While Perez looks likely to leave, Arsene Wenger has already told Alexis Sanchez he is going nowhere this summer. Fenerbahce, Sevilla , Deportivo La Coruna and Newcastle are among the sides scrambling for the Spaniards signature.