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Sport Coutinho left out of Liverpool's Champions League play-off squad
Author: 0 Coutinho left out of Liverpool's Champions League play-off squad

Liverpool will look to take a huge step towards qualification to the group stages of the Champions League when they take on Hoffenheim tonight. He said: "For three months, we have been really looking forward to this game". "The old Achilles heel is the set-plays". The Liverpool midfielder has shown glimpses of his qualities since joining from Bayer Leverkusen, both attacking-wise and defensively, but it will be no doubt that the latter will be tested in an intriguing battle on his ...

Sport Gary Lineker reacts to Trent Alexander-Arnold's goal in Liverpool v Hoffenheim
Author: 0 Gary Lineker reacts to Trent Alexander-Arnold's goal in Liverpool v Hoffenheim

And they nearly made it 2-2 in the closing when Liverpool's marking fell apart from a free kick - but Benjamin Hubner sent a free header over the top. I told him he had to take the free-kick - he was the only one who can do it. "I had the confidence to take it and it paid off". Meanwhile, Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann believes his side were unfortunate to be on the losing side at the Rhein-Nekar-Arena.

Sport Chelsea target Sergi Roberto plans Barcelona exit: Antonio Conte offer on table
Author: 0 Chelsea target Sergi Roberto plans Barcelona exit: Antonio Conte offer on table

Roberto, who has been at Barcelona since 2006, made 47 appearances for the Catalan giants last season, but the arrival of Paulinho could mean more time on the bench this season. "He has returned from a complicated loan spell [at Granada] where he didn't play as much as both him and the club wanted". I spoke about the idea of him progressing to be a major player in the future.

Sport Las Vegas being considered to host 2026 FIFA World Cup
Author: 0 Las Vegas being considered to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Mexico , the United States and Canada would all automatically qualify for the tournament if their joint bid bests Morocco's. The FIFA World Cup could be coming to Las Vegas . M&T Bank Stadium was one of 49 stadiums in 44 cities identified by the United Bid Committee as a potential venue for soccer's most popular showcase.

Sport Real Madrid beat Barcelona in Spanish Supercup first leg
Author: 0 Real Madrid beat Barcelona in Spanish Supercup first leg

Barca have failed to replace key players (Xavi, Neymar and Dani Alves) and allowed others to grow older (Iniesta and Mascherano and even Busquets and Pique) with no substitutes, while Madrid have sought young talent such as Theo Hernandez, Dani Ceballos, Marcos Asensio to give themselves a squad that on paper looks to be talented, deep and balanced and able to withstand the rigors of a long season in Spain and in Europe.

Sport 'Last Chance U' star John Franklin III transferring from Auburn
Author: 0 'Last Chance U' star John Franklin III transferring from Auburn

Shortly after Malzahn's acknowledgment that Franklin was leaving, Kiffin offered a cryptic tweet: "Huge day for the faU?!?!" Last season, Franklin completed 14 of 26 passes for 204 yards while rushing for 430 yards and 2 touchdowns. "We wish John nothing but the best and thank him for his time at Auburn ". Last but not least, to my teammates, you guys were the ones I had to lean on through everything.

Sport Latest on potential big-money Tottenham signing: Manager makes admission
Author: 0 Latest on potential big-money Tottenham signing: Manager makes admission

But, given Davinson Sanchez's potential and in line with Real's current transfer policy, the club is now looking to table an offer for the Colombian. Sanchez's omission from the Ajax team will give boss Mauricio Pochettino hope that he can finally land his first transfer target of the summer. Ajax boss Marcel Keizer chose to axe Sanchez from his plans at the weekend as he felt the player wasn't mentally prepared to play and it seems clubs are now taking this as a sure sign he's looking ...

Sport Gylfi Sigurdsson poised to complete Everton move after medical
Author: 0 Gylfi Sigurdsson poised to complete Everton move after medical

Should the deal be concluded, the £45m price tag would smash Everton's previous transfer record, which was set earlier this summer when they splashed out a potential £30m on goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland. "We are at a critical stage of this situation and hope it's going to be resolved very quickly". But that figure will now significantly rise with the capture of Sigurdsson, who can fill a variety of forward positions.

Sport Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson Trashes Blake Bortles After Terrible Pass
Author: 0 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson Trashes Blake Bortles After Terrible Pass

His mistakes are mostly magnified. He enjoyed a solid start before making headlines with a five-interception practice night in late July. That's how a video of his star receiver expressing a little frustration went viral. Marrone backtracked the following day, instead saying he "just saw that his arm looked exhausted". Bortles said it all has to do with arm strength. "I've taken more reps in this camp than probably the last three years all combined".

Sport Gareth Barry moves to West Brom for an undisclosed fee from Everton
Author: 0 Gareth Barry moves to West Brom for an undisclosed fee from Everton

And West Brom believe that the former England worldwide could be an ideal replacement for Darren Fletcher , who left the club to join Stoke City earlier this summer. Barry made 155 appearances for Everton after joining from Manchester City in 2013 on an initial loan. And Pulis sees him as a replacement for Darren Fletcher, who joined Stoke earlier in the summer.

Sport Upper Perk grad Mayza gets call to the big leagues
Author: 0 Upper Perk grad Mayza gets call to the big leagues

Toronto is now 57-61 overall and 32-28 at home. "He's got to be able to command the fastball for him to have success", Rays manager Kevin Cash said. The play began with Rob Refsnyder shorthopping a liner from Dickerson and tossing the ball to Ryan Goins at second. Loup still had some work to do, and he did it, striking out Lucas Duda before getting the unsafe Evan Longoria to line out softly to Refsnyder.

Sport Premier League clubs to vote on closing transfer window before season begins
Author: 0 Premier League clubs to vote on closing transfer window before season begins

The current window, in line with many other European leagues, closes on 31 August, nearly three weeks after the start of the Premier League season. It would make clearer business sense for clubs across the world to have their transfer dealings concluded before competition begins, yet football and business sense rarely go hand in hand.

Sport Maria Sharapova earns wild card entry into US Open
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova earns wild card entry into US Open

Sharapova had been denied a wild card to the main draw or the qualifying tournament of the French Open this year because she was coming off a doping suspension. Sharapova, 30, of Russian Federation, ranked No. 148, won the 2006 US Open and reached the semifinals in 2005 and 2012. She said she failed to realize the heart drug she had taken for more than a decade for various health issues had been added to the prohibited list of the World Anti-Doping Agency from January 1, 2016.

Sport India close in on series sweep after Shami strikes
Author: 0 India close in on series sweep after Shami strikes

India's first ever overseas whitewash came against a below-par Sri Lanka side in a lopsided series but skipper Virat Kohli doesn't want to read into where the game's longest format is heading. Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami. The kind of confidence he showed the with the ball and the maturity with the bat, it really gives us a lot of boost and the balance.

Sport Ousted PM Sharif challenges disqualification verdict in SC
Author: 0 Ousted PM Sharif challenges disqualification verdict in SC

He argued that he did not hide the documents in his nomination papers for the 2013 polls, which became the ground for his disqualification, was not included in any of the petitions against Sharif, therefore, the bench did not have any authority to rule over it.

Sport Eagles release Ryan Mathews, report says
Author: 0 Eagles release Ryan Mathews, report says

Mathews was slated to make $4 million in base salary on the last year of his three-year, $11 million deal, but that base salary was not guaranteed. The long-expected move gives the team $4 million in cap relief. Mathews, 30, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Chargers , who drafted him 12th overall in the 2010 draft. He's been a productive National Football League player for much of his seven-year career, but as a injury prone running back set to turn 30 in October, he ...

Sport Lions' Copeland out for season with torn pec
Author: 0 Lions' Copeland out for season with torn pec

The Lions can take solace in the fact that they have plenty of time before the first game, but the pass rush will now be an area to watch throughout the preseason. "He's got to keep getting better". Robinson played the entire first half against the Colts and did not allow a sack. The former Alabama product was the Giants' second-round draft pick and it was expected he would get a shot to play next to left tackle Damon Harrison after Hankins signed with the Colts as a free agent.

Sport Cliff-Hanging Birdie Helps Thomas Win PGA Championship
Author: 0 Cliff-Hanging Birdie Helps Thomas Win PGA Championship

Winning all four majors in one year is known as the Grand Slam. You've probably heard hundreds of times how he's friends with Jordan Spieth . As another member of the "Class of 11", Daniel Berger is close friends with Spieth and Thomas and his tweet said it all on Sunday.

Author: 0 Philippe Coutinho leaving Liverpool would be 'awful' - Roberto Firmino

Barcelona are reportedly willing to fork out £90 million to secure the services of the Brazil global. On Friday, Coutinho, handed in a transfer request but Liverpool remained adamant about not selling the midfielder. However the former England worldwide has also called upon Liverpool not to fall into the trap of just blowing their money on just a couple of players, like most Premier League sides do.

Sport Jay Cutler to make debut for Dolphins against Ravens
Author: 0 Jay Cutler to make debut for Dolphins against Ravens

He's still in concussion protocol and hasn't been cleared. Gase said the veteran quarterback is "trending" toward playing in Miami's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. Ajayi's initial diagnosis came a day before quarterback Ryan Tannehill re-aggravated a partially torn ACL and MCL suffered in Week 14 of a year ago.

Sport Suns' Jackson on potential Irving trade:' It would have happened by now'
Author: 0 Suns' Jackson on potential Irving trade:' It would have happened by now'

The Cavaliers have witnessed James' exit strategy twice - once to leave Cleveland and once to return - and the Irving trade request has left them unwilling to squander the opportunity to replenish young assets on a roster that could be crippled in a post-James Cavaliers era that is stocked with high-priced veterans.

Sport Wenger gives updates on new Arsenal deal for Alexis Sanchez
Author: 0 Wenger gives updates on new Arsenal deal for Alexis Sanchez

The 28-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his deal at The Emirates Stadium and though Arsene Wenger has no plans to sell Pep Guardiola remains keen on making another addition to his attack. Arsenal would also be left with limited time to find a replacement if they did cash-in on Sanchez, while there are also few options available with a move for Thomas Lemar of Monaco having come to nothing despite months of speculation.

Sport Eye on England, Ashwin set for his maiden county stint
Author: 0 Eye on England, Ashwin set for his maiden county stint

As per an ESPNcricinfo report, Ashwin could make his debut for Worcestershire against Gloucestershire on August 28. It will be his first taste of county cricket. Ishant Sharma, the Indian pacer, was also said to be in consideration to play for the Division 1 side, Warwickshire. Ashwin now playing the third Test versus Sri Lanka, has picked up as many as 14 wickets at 28.92, followed closely by Jadeja with 13 scalps at 28.76.

Sport Ronaldo faces lengthy ban for referee push
Author: 0 Ronaldo faces lengthy ban for referee push

Cristiano Ronaldo went from hero to villain in the space of two minutes as Real Madrid won the first El Clasico of the season with a 3-1 victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp. According to the Spanish football federation's rules, such offences are met with a suspension of anything between four and 12 games, but previous cases have resulted in four-game bans.