The Catalan club had approached him in an attempt to convince him to cross the divide but the Spaniard had declined their offer. "My intention was always to succeed here in a team that had confidence in me". I've had bad times but that makes me savour the good moments. "Not all players are the same, I could have renewed previous year". Under the new contract Zidane will almost double his salary, going from 4.35 million euros a year to just shy of 8.
You saw him at Man City, he wanted to show he could still play on the big stage. "I think sometimes the word "legend" in this country comes too easily. The way the team is trying to play has good relation to his qualities as a player. "When a team doesn't create a lot, when a team doesn't have the ball, when a team is just reactive, it is more hard for these players (in attacking positions)".
Pogba's injury does mean that some players will be given a chance to prove themselves in the Frenchman's absence, however, with Ander Herrera likely to be called upon, having spent much of the new season on the bench, so far. "I think he will get the welcome that he deserves", he said. "Squads are (there) to try to cope with these kind of situations and we know that for a few matches - I don't know how many, I really can not tell you how many I expect - but we are going to play without Pogba ...
This latest set has the Falcons with the upper hand. Daniels must be licking his chops after watching the Bears interior linemen repeatedly pressure Matt Ryan . Yes, Atlanta has offensive play-makers all around, but none of them are as unsafe as Jones. Jones was already en route to an 11-catch, 259-yard performance against a defense that helped guide the Packers to the NFC Championship over a month later.
Theo Hernandez is expected to have a chance to prove himself in those two domestic games after the French starlet joined Real Madrid during the summer transfer window from Atletico Madrid to serve as a back-up for Marcelo . "They're banging on about unfair referees but no one from Real Madrid's mentioned that he pushed the referee". "Cristiano scores so many goals and we really noticed his presence tonight, and I hope he keeps up this run", Ramos told reporters.
The NFL Players Association named free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick victor of its Community MVP award for Week 1 of the 2017 season. As part of the award, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to Kaepernick's foundation or charity of choice, as well as an in-kind donation to him on behalf of the NFLPA's supporting partner: Delta Private Jets.
Shaw has featured three times for Manchester United's Under-23s this term as he recovers from a foot injury he picked up towards the end of last season. Pogba, who has played a key role in United's unbeaten start to the new Premier League season, was pictured leaving Old Trafford after the game on crutches.
Rubin started every game of the previous two seasons with the Seahawks. Rubin signed a three-year deal with the Seahawks in March 2016, but was released earlier this month amid final roster cuts, shortly after Seattle traded for former Jets lineman Sheldon Richardson .
Penn, Kelechi Osemele, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson are contracted through the 2019 season. All of the team's five starting offensive linemen to begin the season are signed through at least the 2018 campaign. Penn showed up because he felt comfortable a deal would get done. Penn wasn't at his best against the Tennessee Titans, but he will be ready to prove that he's worth his new contract when they take on the New York Jets this Sunday.
Uniquely, one of the hottest drivers on the circuit is last year's Singapore runner-up, Daniel Ricciardo . Hamilton is on a mission this weekend to extend his three point championship lead over Sebastian Vettel . I know it's been said many a time before, but it's now or never for Palmer, and he needs not just a good performance this weekend, but a stellar one.
World number one Ryu So-yeon, who had made a promising start on Thursday, endured only frustration. "Nobody even played half a round", Whan said, adding that a 54-hole championship finishing Sunday offered the "cleanest, fairest, most competitive" option.
The quarterfinal was not a smooth run for Sindhu who faced stern competition from Mitani. The men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will face the third-seeded Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in the last eight later today.
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN , Bradford had an MRI on his left knee Tuesday after experiencing "swelling, pain, discomfort" following the Vikings Monday night's win over the New Orleans Saints . Bradford was on the field and making throws at Friday's practice. Bradford is listed as questionable, although it seems more probable than not that he'll be playing this weekend unless things take a turn for the worse for his knee between now and kickoff.
The 28-year-old is desperate to join Manchester City and reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola. According to the Mirror's John Cross , the Arsenal man has attracted Real's interest, but he would prefer to join City either in a cut-price January deal or on a free transfer in the summer when his contract expires, the latter being the "most likely" scenario.
And the club believe that the 24-year-old's decision to train privately with a personal trainer, something which United's backroom staff advised against, made him more vulnerable to picking up muscle injuries. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba will miss "a few matches" after suffering a hamstring injury. Herrera , Fellaini, Carrick, they are waiting - they are waiting for a real chance to start matches and to play matches from the beginning, and they are ready.
This past season, both of the team's top offensive linemen - guard Kevin Zeitler and left tackle Andrew Whitworth - bolted for greener pastures. Bill Lazor was immediately promoted to offensive coordinator, and will serve the remainder of the season in that position.
Timo Werner has already scored six goals in eight senior games for Germany after hitting the target 21 times in the Bundesliga last season. Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka. Werner has converted 30% of his chances so far in the Bundesliga and as well as being their leading goalscorer he has also created the joint-highest number of chances in their squad with six.
The Diable Rouge was also quiet about his chances of winning the Ballon D'Or, dismissing it as "not a priority". Reports earlier this week suggested Chelsea were preparing a new £300,000 a week deal for Hazard and when questioned about his future, the player said: "Play in La Liga?" A Belgian player is set to renew his contract with an English club, and the biggest treat to take him comes from Spain.
The board will meet in NY on September 28 and vote on the matter, with the changes, if any, taking place starting 2019 to give teams a chance to brace themselves for the alterations, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . By selecting Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jahlil Okafor, Dario Saric and Markelle Fultz over the last four years, the Sixers are now in a position to compete again after bringing in top young talents via the draft.
Find out by following our live matchcast. Speaking at his pre-match news conference at Carrington on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said: "We have to wait and see [about team news]". The full-back burst down the left and played inside to Mkhitaryan, whose deft clipped pass put Lukaku through. 4 - No player has scored more goals in their first 4 PL games for @ManUtd than Lukaku (4, same as Saha, van Persie & Ibrahimovic).
Lying second from bottom in the Premier League table after four games , Howe's side are yet to get a point and have scored just once. Hughton believes that it won't be long before their south-coast neighbours are back in their stride. Brighton manager Chris Hughton warned his team there is "certainly far more to come" from winless Bournemouth. "When you work so closely with a group every day you see the trends and you see the attitude, the willingness to do well - that's all there.
Monroe Jr. ruffled the hair of little Stevie Saunders, and he responded by locking on to his target, which was Monroe's penis area, and struck swiftly to get him off of him. Words were exchanged between the camps but Monroe Jr. thankfully saw the amusing side and laughed it off. Saunders himself has now tweeted about the incident claiming that his son was simply defending himself as he's not used to being touched by strangers.
Later it appeared the away fans had completely taken over the Arsenal home end, with reports of fighting between Koln fans and ground stewards and police. Thousands of ticketless away fans were refused entry. Scuffles broke out inside the ground as it emerged Cologne fans had gained access to home sections once gates were opened, with Metropolitan Police deploying additional officers and dogs to the stadium in response.
Yaya Toure's controversial agent has commented on Pep Guardiola's decision to drop the African star for Manchester City's opening game against Feyenoord in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The former Ivory Coast global is yet to play a single minute of competitive football for the Citizens this season and did not travel with the squad to Rotterdam in midweek.
A 14th minute penalty from Jordan Kahu was the only other first-half scoring, as Brisbane led 6-0 at the break. The fightback was short-lived however with Penrith progressing down the park and fullback Caleb Aekins grubbering into the corner for winger Jamon Wormleaton, who won the race to the ball to touch down inches inside the dead-ball line.