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Sport Chelsea agree to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for £53m
Author: 0 Chelsea agree to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for £53m

The Brazilian scored Chelsea's first and his first goal since March 2016 when he ghosted behind the Forest defence to meet Antonio Rudiger's cross with a side-footed shot that beat goalkeeper Stephen Henderson. Costa was not included in Chelsea's 25-man squad for the Champions League group phase, ironically drawn in Group C along with Atletico. In his time with the Blues, the Spanish worldwide scored 59 goals in all competitions for the Londoners, and helped the club to two Premier ...

Author: 0 Fenerbahce eye move for Arsenal star Ozil

Potentially, working under someone like Mourinho in a more robust setup, Ozil would be able to take his game on to the next level. Ozil remains in a contract standoff with Arsenal , as he's reportedly demanded a £250,000-a-week contract.

Sport Widow Of Former NFL Player Who Died In Combat Rebukes Donald Trump
Author: 0 Widow Of Former NFL Player Who Died In Combat Rebukes Donald Trump

He was killed in action 2004. You would think someone with Tillman's courage and not-merely-symbolic patriotism would fully support the actions of the athletes who took a knee in protest of police brutality, systemic racism, and a president who doesn't give a damn about any of that.

Author: 0 Nike and Under Armour Respond to the NFL Protests

That is, however, unless they agree with me politically. "I think if this - the debate is really for them about police brutality they should probably protest the officers on the field who are protecting them instead of the American flag", Sanders said .

Sport White House defends National Football League remarks, says not about race
Author: 0 White House defends National Football League remarks, says not about race

Trump said to the crowd Friday, drawing criticism from multiple NFL players, as well as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell . Trump has criticized the pre-game displays of dissent, describing them as disrespectful to the American flag. On Sunday, every team in the league took part in some kind of protest during the national anthem . At Virginia Union University, where some Panther football players have previously taken a knee during the national anthem , Head Coach Mark James is ...

Author: 0 Contract talks with Mesut Ozil have not been held since February

The "shock" of Manchester United signing Robin Van Persie from Arsenal is still fresh in the minds of the Gooners. Now, Arsenal are in bad state and risk themselves of letting go Sanchez for free, which could happen as cash-rich French club PSG have also joined the race to sign the Chilean.

Sport Diego Costa aims parting shot at Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Diego Costa aims parting shot at Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte

Former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu will face his former team-mates just days after an interview in which he strongly criticised Barca President, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sporting Director, Robert Fernandez, arguing that he was not the only player responsible for Barca's disappointments last season.

Sport Morata 'trick keeps Chelsea on course
Author: 0 Morata 'trick keeps Chelsea on course

With Chelsea wanting rid of him and Atleti keen to re-sign their former star, it seemed inevitable Costa would return to Madrid during the recent transfer window. "I like him (Morata) because he's a complete player and also he has a lot of room to improve in every situation", Conte said. Indeed COPE adds that the idea is for the AWOL Chelsea striker to make his Atletico debut in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last eight to be played on 3 January if Los Colchoneros progress in the ...

Sport Zinedine Zidane insists confidence isn't low for Borussia Dortmund clash
Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane insists confidence isn't low for Borussia Dortmund clash

However, their profligacy in front of goal was punished by the Basque side as Manu Garcia produced a searing header five minutes before the break to level the score against the run of play. We're going to continue doing our jobs. "Two goals aren't many for all the chances we had, but the important thing was to win". The midfielder made the most of his first start for Zinedine Zidane's team by scoring twice in the victory at last-place Alaves .

Sport Manchester United fans defy orders and sing racist Lukaku song
Author: 0 Manchester United fans defy orders and sing racist Lukaku song

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he does not know when Paul Pogba will return, but will not "cry" about the midfielder's absence. The second half saw the home side consistently put vast pressure on United as Southampton hardly gave any space for the Red Devils to make a counter attack or create chances.

Sport Alvaro Morata thanks Chelsea supporters for changing controversial chant
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata thanks Chelsea supporters for changing controversial chant

Antonio Conte praised Alvaro Morata for rising to the physical challenge of the Premier League after the striker scored his first Chelsea hat trick in a 4-0 rout of Stoke City. When I speak about a lot of room for improvement, it also means this aspect. I think it is good for the game. He is a very polite player and I like this and also I like that he is a good finisher and he feels goals in every moment.

Sport Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata: We sent a message to the Premier League
Author: 0 Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata: We sent a message to the Premier League

But it also means Morata is the undisputed No. 9 at Stamford Bridge and the club's success, or otherwise, will largely be down to how many goals he scores. 'He scored a hat-trick and for a striker this is very important, and don't forget the last game it happened the same with Batshuayi. But the Paris Saint-Germain old boy was frequently caught out of position, and was sent off with 20 minutes remaining after being shown a second yellow card for needlessly scything down Andy Carroll.

Sport Xabi Alonso announces management plans
Author: 0 Xabi Alonso announces management plans

Former Spain International, Xabi Alonso has announced he is training to become a coach. Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced that he is about to go into management. Alonso then left for Bayern to work under Pep Guardiola and eventually Carlo Ancelotti, winning three Bundesliga titles. "I have chose to go into management, find out [where] soon ".

Sport Relaxed Mourinho backs Man United's squad-depth to cope with Pogba injury
Author: 0 Relaxed Mourinho backs Man United's squad-depth to cope with Pogba injury

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday he has "no idea" when Paul Pogba will be available after injury but he expects his squad to cope with the French midfielder's absence. Orava, who recently operated on Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, told HS: "His injury is a little different to Dembele because he can heal without surgery, but a decision will be taken next week".

Sport Manchester United bid to identify fans who chanted Romelu Lukaku song
Author: 0 Manchester United bid to identify fans who chanted Romelu Lukaku song

Manchester United fans sang the controversial Romelu Lukaku chant during their Premier League clash with Southampton in defiance of pleas to refrain from doing so. United responded with comments from Lukaku, who thanked fans for their support but implored them to stop using the chant. David De Gea denied Redmond at his near post as the home side continued brightly, with Shane Long seeing penalty claims against Phil Jones rejected.

Sport Morata shining as Chelsea's leading man after Juve, Madrid frustration
Author: 0 Morata shining as Chelsea's leading man after Juve, Madrid frustration

He added on in-form Morata, who took his goal tally to six in seven games with a hat-trick against Stoke on Saturday: "We know he is a top striker". "After a bad injury and surgery you need time". I think he scored, I am not sure, so for him it will be a big game against his rivals. "Now he has a great chance to show that he is a really good striker, a fantastic striker".

Sport David Luiz must face Atletico Madrid with broken wrist - Antonio Conte
Author: 0 David Luiz must face Atletico Madrid with broken wrist - Antonio Conte

Costa has been frozen out of the first team at Stamford Bridge since the end of last term as a result of his stormly relationship with Blues boss Antonio Conte . Costa managed 52 Premier League goals during his three-year stint at Stamford Bridge, averaging 17 goals per season, which isn't a awful return but for £70 million he'd have been expected to score a lot more.

Sport National Football League spokesman fires back at Trump over protests
Author: 0 National Football League spokesman fires back at Trump over protests

The poll also found 62 percent didn't support Kapernik's the stance. "My great-uncle's bones are lying in the bottom of Pearl Harbor for this country, for this flag, for your freedom to play in the National Football League". Kraft, who is Jewish and known as a long-time friend of the president, posted a response to Trump on the team's Twitter account on Sunday.

Sport Mohamed Salah named in Liverpool squad for Spartak Moscow clash
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah named in Liverpool squad for Spartak Moscow clash

Teenaged striker Ben Woodburn has been left out of Liverpool's squad for the Champions League group game against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday despite his heroics for Wales. "So if he was to spearhead the attack in certain games then you've got Firmino to come in, you could play Coutinho in midfield with them three up front - he's got a lot of options the manager".

Sport LeBron James has explained the tweet he sent about Donald Trump
Author: 0 LeBron James has explained the tweet he sent about Donald Trump

Trump said on Twitter . What set James off Saturday? "It's not about disrespect of the flag or our military and everybody that's made this world free", he said. But if it does indeed happen, there's a good chance we'll never know it. "But we still have problems just like everybody else". James ended the conference by saying that the people ultimately run the United States, rather than one individual.

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