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Antoine Griezmann rates chance of Man United move '6', Atletico stay '7'

Gab Marcotti discusses the latest on Antoine Griezmann and the role Alexandre Lacazette could play in his future at Atleti. Antoine Griezmann has told French TV he has a "six" out of 10 chance of joining Manchester United this summer, though the striker also rated his odds of staying at Atletico Madrid slightly higher. Reports have suggested United could bid £85 million (€98m) for the 26-year old, a boyhood admirer of United icon David Beckham, and his adviser has said Real Madrid, Manchester Ci...
Tags: Football, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Manchester United, David Beckham, Transfers, Atletico Madrid, United, Alexandre Lacazette, Antoine Griezmann, English Premier League, Atletico, Spanish Primera Divisió, N, Ian Holyman


Justin Kluivert hopes to emulate father Patrick by winning European trophy

Ajax head coach Peter Bosz admits he is inspired by Johan Cruyff's philosophy ahead of the Europa League final. Justin Kluivert hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father Patrick when Ajax take on Manchester United in the Europa League final on Wednesday. Patrick Kluivert, then 18 the same age as Justin is now, scored the only goal as Ajax beat AC Milan in the 1995 Champions League final, the last time the Eredivisie side won a European title. Ajax Am...
Tags: Football, Sport, Ajax, Story, Manchester United, Associated Press, Ac Milan, Europa League, Johan Cruyff, UEFA Europa League, Ajax Amsterdam, Patrick, Justin, Patrick Kluivert, Justin Kluivert, Peter Bosz


Marcelino unveiled at Valencia, says 'changes are needed'

Marcelino has signed a two-year contract to manage Valencia. Valencia unveiled Marcelino as their new coach on Tuesday and the veteran tactician vowed to help bring the good times back after two disappointing and tumultuous seasons for the club. The 51-year-old, who has signed a two-year contract, said he is eager to get to work, knowing that changes are needed after 12th-place finishes the past two seasons but also made clear there will not be a "revolution." "We will analyse the situation that...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Valencia, Valencia Valencia, Marcelino, Spanish Primera Divisió, N, Adriana Garcia


Teerasil scores but Muang Thong come up short against Kawasaki

Kawasaki's strong second-half showing was enough to down Thai champions Muangthong United 3-1 in the AFC Champions League. Kawasaki Frontale delivered a killer one-two to leave Muang Thong United on the brink of elimination from the AFC Champions League (ACL) as the J-League side beat the Thai champions 3-1 in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash. With Muang Thong leading 1-0 through Teerasil Dangda's first-half strike, Frontale scored twice in three second-half minutes to turn th...
Tags: Football, Sport, Thailand, Paul Murphy, Blog Post, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Champions League, Kawasaki, Muang Thong, Muang Thong United, J League, Teerasil Dangda, Kawasaki Frontale, Muangthong United, Frontale, Muangthong United Kawasaki Frontale


Tottenham star Dele Alli has Flintstones' Bamm Bamm tattoo

He may hide it beneath his long-sleeved undershirts on match day, but it has now emerged that Dele Alli boasts a truly unique piece of body art. As revealed in an Instagram update from Tottenham's postseason jaunt to Hong Kong, Alli has a Flintstones character tattooed on his forearm. @delealli36 and @ericdier15 turned chefs today in Hong Kong! #SpursInHongKong #THFC #COYS A post shared by Tottenham Hotspur (@spursofficial) on May 23, 2017 at 10:31pm PDT Yes, you are seeing that cor...
Tags: Hong Kong, Football, Blog, Sport, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Dele Alli, Chris Wright, Hong Kong Alli


Sturridge, Moreno, Firmino score as Liverpool beat Sydney FC in friendly

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge turned in a man of the match performance against Sydney on Wednesday. SYDNEY -- Daniel Sturridge scored a goal and bagged an assist as Liverpool strolled to a 3-0 friendly win over A-League champions Sydney FC in Australia on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp's side, who had only arrived in Australia some 11 hours prior to kick-off, began the match with two club legends -- Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher -- in the starting XI, which gave... [Author: ESPN staff]
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Sydney, Daniel Sturridge, Espn, Jurgen Klopp, Jamie Carragher, Sydney FC, Espn Staff, A League, Sturridge Moreno Firmino


Melaka United rest 'ill' coach Eric Williams ahead of Felda game in MSL

Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts assess Nelo Vingada's appointment as Malaysia coach and what he has to do to succeed. Melaka United say coach Eric Williams is 'ill' and will be rested for Wednesday's MSL game. English-born Australian coach Eric Williams has been "rested" by struggling Melaka United ahead of Wednesday's Malaysia Super League (MSL) match at home to Felda United. Melaka are 10th on the MSL table, just one point above the relegation zone. But they are sh...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Malaysia, Williams, Espn, Blog - Football Asia, Perth Glory, Malaysian Super League, Melaka, Espn Staff, Jason Dasey, MSL, PJ Roberts, Felda, Eric Williams


Paris Saint-Germain 2017-18 home kit has Parisiens saying 'non'

Paris Saint-Germain never usually pass up the opportunity to make themselves the focus of attention in European football but on Tuesday they opted for a low-key launch of their 2017-18 home kit. It is easy to see why. Les Parisiens will be sporting a navy blue number next season but one boasting burgundy sleeves -- a departure from their usual blue, white and red colour scheme and interpreted by some as a nod towards the capital club's Qatari owners -- and red chevrons down the middle. The ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Paris, Paris Saint Germain, Psg, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, French Ligue 1, Jonathan Johnson, Les Parisiens, Parisiens, PSG Correspondent


Mariners bring back catcher Mike Zunino, reliever Emilio Pagan from Class AAA Tacoma

First baseman Daniel Vogelbach, catcher Tuffy Gosewisch and pitcher Chris Heston were optioned back to Tacoma.
Tags: News, Sports, Tacoma, Mariners, Chris Heston, Mike Zunino, Daniel Vogelbach, Tuffy Gosewisch, Emilio Pagan


MLS referee uses vanishing spray to fend off players during penalty appeal

Chris Penso used vanishing spray to keep LA and Minnesota players away while discussing a possible handball with his linesman. Policing a crowded penalty area can be a difficult undertaking at the best of times. However, MLS referee Chris Penso devised a quick and clever way to afford himself some breathing space during LA Galaxy's trip to Minnesota United on Sunday. When a corner kick resulted in a penalty appeal for handball, Penso used his spray to keep the bickering players at bay whil...
Tags: Minnesota, La, Football, Sport, Mls, Major League Soccer, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Chris Wright, Minnesota United, Chris Penso, Penso


St. Petersburg stadium getting new pitch ahead of Confederations Cup

Germany head coach Joachim Low sets his sights on Confederations and World Cup success. Gab Marcotti joins Alison Bender to discuss if the future of the Confederations Cup is in jeopardy. MOSCOW -- Russian organizers are hurrying to lay a new field at the St. Petersburg stadium which will host the final of the Confederations Cup. With less than a month to go until the tournament kicks off, the 68,000-seat St. Petersburg Stadium requires its third pitch following severe technical proble...
Tags: Germany, Football, Sport, Story, Moscow, Joachim Low, Associated Press, St Petersburg, FIFA Confederations Cup, Blog - Fifa, Vitaly Mutko, Alison Bender, Gab Marcotti, St Petersburg Stadium


Leroy Sane to miss Confederations Cup due to nose operation

Leroy Sane is to undergo surgery on his nose. Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has pulled out of Germany's internationals next month to have an operation on his nose. Sane was named in Joachim Low's selection for the friendly with Denmark in Copenhagen on June 6 and the World Cup qualifier with San Marino in Nuremberg four days later. But the 21-year-old has now withdrawn from the squad and will also miss the Confederations Cup in Russia, which begins on June 17. "I would have liked t...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Football, Sport, Story, Manchester City, Joachim Low, Denmark, Nuremberg, Copenhagen, Man City, FIFA Confederations Cup, World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, San Marino, Jonathan Smith, Man City Correspondent


PSG targeting Andrea Berta or Antero Henrique as sporting director - source

The ESPN FC crew discuss what lies ahead for Unai Emery and Paris Saint-Germain following a disappointing 2016-17 campaign. Paris Saint-Germain want Atletico Madrid's Andrea Berta or Antero Henrique -- formerly of FC Porto -- to replace Olivier Letang as sporting director, a source close to the French capital outfit has told ESPN FC. The Frenchman resigned from his role towards the end of April and swiftly announced he had taken on a new role with Sports Invest UK, leaving director of footb...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Paris Saint Germain, Atletico Madrid, Monaco, Psg, French Ligue 1, FC Porto, Jonathan Johnson, ESPN FC, Ligue, Andrea Berta, Unai Emery, Patrick Kluivert, Olivier Létang


Vincent Kompany: Man City must do better to apply Pep Guardiola's ideas

Vincent Kompany shares his thoughts on Man City's season, Pep Guardiola as a manager and his hopes for the 2017-18 season. English Premier League: Vincent Kompany (5') Watford 0-1 Manchester City Pep Guardiola admits the injury problems of Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph makes his life difficult. Janusz Michallik breaks down Man City's win over Palace and feels Vincent Kompany drastically improves the side. Vincent Kompany says he has no doubt that Manc...
Tags: Football, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Chelsea, La Liga, Manchester City, Vincent Kompany, Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich, Espn, Watford, Man City, Fabian Delph, Kompany, Espn Staff


Leon Goretzka not leaving Schalke this summer - sporting executive Heidel

Leon Goretzka joined Schalke from Bochum in 2013. Schalke sporting executive Christian Heidel says he cannot currently see "a scenario" which would lead to the club agreeing to a summer sale of Leon Goretzka. Goretzka, 22, is under contract at Schalke until 2018 but has yet to agree an extension, meaning this summer could be the last chance for the Bundesliga club to cash in on their player. The Germany international has been linked with Bayern Munich in recent weeks, though the Bavarian side&ap...
Tags: Germany, Football, Sport, Story, Bayern Munich, Transfers, Schalke, German Bundesliga, Schalke 04, Stephan Uersfeld, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Heidel, Leon Goretzka, Leon Goretzka Goretzka


Ex-Leeds, Liverpool winger Harry Kewell named Crawley Town boss

Harry Kewell was last in charge of Watford's under-23 team. Former Australia, Leeds and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell has been appointed head coach of League Two side Crawley Town. Kewell was in charge of the Watford under-23 team from June 2015 before leaving Vicarage Road last month. The 38-year-old is currently working on his UEFA Pro Licence coaching qualification and will be assisted at Crawley by former Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney. "During his interview Harry showed us grea...
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Northern Ireland, Leeds United, Harry, Uefa, Watford, Crawley Town, English League Two, Harry Kewell, Crawley, Pa Sport, Warren Feeney


Premier League: Your club's season ... in a sentence

If you could sum up your team's Premier League campaign in one sentence, what would you say? Here's our at-a-glance verdict for each side in 2016-17. Chelsea Tottenham Manchester City Liverpool Arsenal Manchester United Everton Southampton Bournemouth West Brom West Ham Leicester Stoke Crystal Palace Swansea Burnley Watford ...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Espn, Blog Post, Espn Staff, English Premier League


Juventus, Porto to play friendlies in Mexico as part of Super Copa Tecate

Watch some of the best moments from Juve's raising of their 33rd Serie A trophy, as well as some locker room celebrations. Serie A winners and Champions League finalist Juventus and Portuguese giant Porto will participate in a preseason competition in Mexico this summer. The two teams will take part in the Super Copa Tecate in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey over the space of three days in July. Liga MX side Cruz Azul will begin the tournament against Porto in Estadio Azul (Mexic...
Tags: Mexico, Football, Sport, Story, Champions League, Juventus, Porto, Mexican Liga MX, FC Porto, Cruz Azul, Monterrey, Tom Marshall, Juve, Tecate, Juventus Porto, Mexico City Guadalajara


Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. Durant is fully aware a tough challenge waits for them. It’s why Durant signed with the Warriors and why Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green embraced him at […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nba, San Antonio, Kevin Durant, Durant, Golden State, Stephen Curry Klay Thompson, Nation & World


Calls for WSW sponsors to act as RBB continues to display anti-gay banner

The Red and Black Bloc fans displayed an anti-gay banner during the Sydney derby in February. Western Sydney Wanderers supporter group the Red and Black Bloc continues to defy requests to remove images from their social media accounts of the anti-gay banner unfurled during February's Sydney derby. The banner, which displayed Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold engaging in a sex act, drew widespread condemnation at the time, and led the Wanderers to ban 14 members of their... [Author: ESPN staff]
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Sydney, Espn, Western Sydney Wanderers, Australian A-League, Espn Staff, Graham Arnold, RBB, Red and Black Bloc


Onyango wants Sundowns to show cool heads

Denis Onyango of Mamelodi Sundowns Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango says the African champions must show discipline in hostile conditions if they are to come away with a win from their CAF Champions League encounter against AS Vita Club on Wednesday. Both clubs failed to win on the opening day of the group phase in mid-May, with Onyango's Sundowns dropping two points at home to St George of Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo's Vita beaten away in Tunisia by Espera...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Ethiopia, Espn, Tunisia, Vita, Democratic Republic Of Congo, KINSHASA, Denis Onyango, CAF Champions League, AS Vita Club, Sundowns, Kwesé, ESPN Reporter, Onyango


‘He’s human’: Cavs coach defends LeBron after ‘weird’ loss

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3. James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, six-turnover, head-scratching atrocity in a 111-108 loss to the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ohio, Lebron James, James, Cavs


L.A. loses Super Bowl LV over stadium delays (Yahoo Sports)

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa hosted Super Bowl XLIII and could host LV after stadium troubles in Los Angeles.
Tags: News, NFL, Tampa, Raymond James Stadium


Maple Leafs Roundtable: Decision Time on Bozak, JVR and Boyle

With the offseason quickly progressing and the Las Vegas expansion draft around the corner, the Toronto Maple Leafs and their staff will have some decisions to make on the future of some of their veteran players. In this edition of the Maple Leafs Roundtable, we’ll discuss the future of the franchise and whether or not the Leafs should consider extending Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk. Joined, again, by Fusco, Slawson and Langridge, we consider the future of those two and whether or not the ...
Tags: Column, Usa, Toronto, Sport, Las Vegas, Nielsen, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Ben Smith, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs, James van Riemsdyk, van Riemsdyk


The 2017 THW Year-End Awards

Welcome to the sixth annual installment of the Year-End Awards here at The Hockey Writers. At the conclusion of every National Hockey League season, we ask all active writers to submit their picks for the following categories. Voting was conducted by e-mail between April 12 and May 15, while voters were instructed to provide up to three choices (a first, second and third-place vote) for each category, focusing on regular season accomplishments. All active THW contributors were eligible to vote, ...
Tags: Usa, News, Minnesota, Washington, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, San Jose Sharks, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa


How will Liverpool approach this summer transfer window?

Steve Nicol evaluates what Liverpool need to do over the summer in order to manage their return to the Champions League. A top-four finish means "mission accomplished." The first full season of the Jurgen Klopp era ends with a spot in the Champions League, which brings relief to the club coffers and, psychologically, more of a sense that they're moving in the right direction. Steve Nicol talked on the show about the club needing five or six major signings to compete for the title. The big ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Blog Post, Gabriele Marcotti, Steve Nicol


Fikayo Tomori own goal for England leads to draw against Guinea

Fikayo Tomori reacts after scoring an own goal for England against Guinea. SEOUL, South Korea -- An own goal by England defender Fikayo Tomori handed Guinea a 1-1 draw Tuesday at the Under-20 World Cup. Tomori, who is contracted to Chelsea, put the ball in his own net in the 59th minute while attempting a backpass to goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who was standing outside the penalty area and tried to kick the ball clear as it passed him. Lewis Cook scored for England in the 53rd minute with a low s...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Guinea, Associated Press, U-20 World Cup, Lewis Cook, Fikayo Tomori, Dean Henderson, Tomori, England U20, Guinea U20, Venezuela U20, Vanuatu U20


Europa League final the biggest game of Jose Mourinho's career

With disappointing league campaigns, the FC crew debate if Man United's UEL or Arsenal's FA Cup final is more crucial. STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Jose Mourinho can complain all he likes about "the negativity" surrounding his first season as Manchester United manager. Only a victory against Ajax in Wednesday's Europa League final in Stockholm will ensure it is considered a success -- otherwise it will be as miserable as the image he has projected of himself since the day he walked into ...
Tags: Sweden, Football, Sport, Ajax, Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, Mark Ogden, Europa League, United, Blog Post, Stockholm, UEFA Europa League, Mourinho, Stockholm Sweden, Senior Football Writer


Rinne rises, carries Predators to Cup Final (Yahoo Sports)

The challenges changed each round for the Nashville Predators, but there was one constant on their quest to the Stanley Cup Final: Pekka Rinne.
Tags: News, Nashville, NHL, Rinne


Eight slots up for grabs before Copa Libertadores enters knockout play

Jonathan Gomez and Santa Fe must defeat The Strongest to advance in the Copa Libertadores. Half of the places have been filled in the last 16 of the Copa Libertadores. This final week of the group phase, then, is all about filling the other half. Eight slots remain, and 14 teams are chasing them. In some cases, it is a straight shootout. In Group 5, for example, either Colombia's Santa Fe or The Strongest of Bolivia will join Santos of Brazil in the knockout phase. The two teams meet in Bog...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Colombia, Brazil, Santa Fe, Santos, Blog Post, Copa Libertadores, Bolivia, Nacional, Guarani Asuncion, Palmeiras, Gremio, Bogota, Chapecoense Af



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