Emery was also full of praise for Emile Smith Rowe, the 17-year-old midfielder who equalised for Arsenal with a spectacular strike into the top corner in the second half after a solo run. "I would try to start them both because it's very exciting to see them both on the team sheet". 'The contract is for the club and the player. He will get the opportunity to play alongside new arrivals such as Lucas Torreira , Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Bernd Leno and Stephan Lichtsteiner as Arsenal ...
Pakistan watchers in the U.S. today doubted the fairness of the general election for which Imran Khan's party received the army's backing while the PML-N and the PPP ran their campaigns "under constraints". This election will mark only the second civilian transfer of power in Pakistan's 71-year history, and comes at a time when relations with on-off ally the United States are volatile.
Set-pieces were probably the most positive thing today. But for that to happen we need a strong squad around him and Loris is an outstanding goalkeeper. Jurgen Klopp doesn't know if Christian Pulisic will ever join him at Liverpool , but he thinks Dortmund is a good place for the American to develop.
And Hamilton admitted that with the major rule changes planned for 2021 he was not keen on committing to F1 for longer than the next two and a half seasons. Under the discretion of the stewards and with the help of evidence from his own team - who said the incident was premeditated - the American driver was given a four race ban and a fine for deliberately crashing into his teammate following the F2 Sprint Race.
It is Kerber's third grand slam title after her victories at the Australian and US Opens in 2016. "I was really happy to get this far", a visibly emotional Williams said in a post-match interview. Serena had tears in her eyes as she explained that the tournament had given her the confidence boost she needed, especially after pulling out of the French Open in May.
Jose Mourinho admitted that he had "no idea" if Manchester United would make any more signings as he spoke at a press conference in the United States on Wednesday. "It is really bad, really sad, not good for him, it's not good for me, not good for the team, not good for the organisation for the International Cup, not good for anyone".
Paul Pogba receives criticism for his lack of leadership at Manchester United, but this is said without any insight into what goes on in the dressing room. He also scored a lovely third goal to move the game out of Croatia's reach, before France finally clinched their second World Cup with a 4-2 win.
Almost 3,000 people have been invited to the reception, including 1,000 youths from football clubs around the country such as Bondy, the Paris suburb where 19-year-old wunderkind Kylian Mbappe got his start. The Arc de Triomph was awash in the national colours, lit with the rooster, the faces of the winning team and the words 'Proud to be Blue, ' or French .
Leonard's camp has been making it clear that he would like to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers next summer. If Leonard left the Raptors, he could sign a four-year, $141 million deal with a team with the available salary-cap space. At this time it is unclear if other players are involved in the trade. But even with Leonard, the Raptors are still behind at least the Boston Celtics and probably the Philadelphia 76ers on paper.
Now, the Chelsea keeper may be on the brink of getting a dream move to Real Madrid to come true. And according to Spanish sports daily Marca , the club are in no mood to pay silly money to sign Hazard from Chelsea as the club believe he would not be a "Galactico" signing.
The eighth seed will face either twice champion Rafael Nadal or three-times victor Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. Anderson, 32, will vie for the title on Sunday against the victor of the match between Nadal, the world No. They combined for 102 aces - 53 by Isner, 49 by Anderson. While Nadal hasn't really been off the scene at all, Djokovic is ending a string of five straight majors in which he didn't play a semifinal match - his longest such stretch since 2006.
Democrats, as a whole, are strongly condemning the president for his initial comments, in which he indicated that he did not believe the findings of US intelligence agencies. " Vladimir Putin does not share our values", said Ryan. "They're all trying to figure out what their next steps are", she added. Their opening one-on-one session had been scheduled to run 90 minutes.
Deschamps then tried to compose himself to give his view on France's second World Cup triumph - he was the captain of the team that won the trophy in 1998 by beating Brazil 3-0 in Paris. When he finally emerged from his on-pitch celebrations, the tears had been replaced by a wide smile. We waiting for the final knockout that finally arrived over Pogba and the match was resolved.
But, despite winning the FA Cup last season - beating Manchester United in the final, Chelsea have ditched Conte ahead of the new campaign. "I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves", he said.
The Filipino legend was hit with a low blow to start the sixth, but it barely slowed him down as another powerful left uppercut in the seventh dropped Matthysse for a third time. "I lost to a great legend ". "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose". Tepora cited Pacquiao as his inspiration. Carlos Canizares of Venezuela (20-0-1, 16 KOs) puts his WBA light flyweight title and unbeaten record on the line against Chinese rookie Lu Bin (1-0, 1 KO), who could become the first boxer in history ...
Willian has been linked with a move away from the west London club in recent weeks, with the likes of Manchester United and FC Barcelona said to be interested in signing the Brazil worldwide. However, TeamTalk also cite a report from the Sun that claims United are confident they will win the race to sign Willian as Mourinho looks to be reunited with the South American at Old Trafford this summer.
The quarter-final against Sweden saw England triumph with a relatively comfortable 2-0 win over Sweden, setting up Wednesday's semi-final against Croatia . England initially regrouped well in extra time with Marcus Rashford introducing some pace and Croatia were grateful for Vrsaljko's goalline clearance of a John Stones header.
However, the Blues mounted a miserable defence of their title last season, finishing fifth. The 48-year-old is understood to have angered the Chelsea hierarchy with critical comments about the club's recruitment policy. Sarri spent a total of three seasons at Napoli , guiding the club to the Champions League in each of his campaigns and establishing them as Scudetto contenders for the first time since the days of Diego Maradona.
He's playing well. Only way to try to win it is play very well. A set littered with one lengthy rally after another, eventually went to Nadal on serve, finally giving him the match. A great quality of tennis, especially in the last set, some awesome points, . "And for the fans, too". Isner, 33, will be playing in his first major semi-final and is bidding to become the first American man to reach a Slam final since Andy Roddick finished Wimbledon runner-up in 2009.
Belgium were excellent against Brazil but I am anxious that game might have been their performance of this World Cup . Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art.
He wrote: "I believe that the time has come to begin a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer request". " Real Madrid has conquered my heart, and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thank you".
I expect the teams to be evenly matched, giving viewers an exciting semi-final. Didier Deschamps has one of the strongest squads in the tournament, and it's hard to find a weakness in his team. Players who pick up just two yellow cards between the group stage and the quarter-finals are given an automatic one-game suspension. 'We have seen the images from the screens around the British Isles and how it has brought people together'.
Getting past a technically adept Croatia side won't be easy, but the Three Lions have the strength at the back, along with the pace and power in forward areas, to overpower Modric and Co. Maguire and his fellow defenders - paired with a dazzling performance from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford - helped punch the ticket for the semifinals.
The knockout match against Columbia ended with a dramatic penalty shoot-out that ultimately saw England through to the Quarter Finals. Eric Dier scored the winning penalty at Moscow's Spartak Stadium after hero goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kept out Carlos Bacca's spotkick with a magnificent left-handed save.
Only time will tell whether Torreira will succeed at Arsenal and in the Premier League , yet his showings at the World Cup are certainly promising. The Gunners agreed a £26.4million fee with Sampdoria for Torreira shortly before the start of the World Cup, though opted not to conduct the medical in Russian Federation and instead allowed him to focus exclusively on the tournament.
England have an open training session between 09:30 and 10:30 (BST) in St Petersburg . "Marcus took a slight knock , but nothing too serious", the England manager said. "I'd be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world". This is what it is all about, is what you work hard for as a kid and spend all of those hours training.
Making her 21st Wimbledon appearance, 38-year-old Venus is the oldest woman in this year's tournament. With flying ants stuck in Wozniacki´s hair and dive-bombing her throughout the match, the former world number one asked the umpire if there was something that could be sprayed to keep the bugs away.
The American won 6-3 6-3 6-4 on Court Three, serving 21 aces, to set up a last-16 meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas . The Serb next faces home hope Kyle Edmund, a 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 victor over American Bradley Klahn. Once the Czech survived a second-set tiebreak, she raced through the decider to make it through to the second week for the first time in seven attempts.
Gordon is going into his fifth season. He set a new career high for blocks per game this season as well, and increased his assist per game numbers from his first season with the Warriors as well, only falling a tenth per game short of his career high.
Free agent big man DeMarcus Cousins stunned the National Basketball Association world on Monday night when he agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the world-champion Golden State Warriors, bolstering the historically talented lineup with yet another All-Star.
Mexico had just about the opposite group stage that Brazil did. If not for Germany's shocking display against South Korea , Mexico would not be in this position. While this overloaded side of the bracket may seem a bit unfair to contenders looking to take home the World Cup , it will undoubtedly make for some fantastic football.
In the ensuring virtual safety auto period, Ferrari and Red Bull cars pitted but Mercedes didn't. Red Bull made the most of their chances on a track that should have favoured Mercedes and Ferrari and it will be a huge boost, especially as Mercedes employed their first major aero upgrade in Austria.
If James goes to Los Angeles, it looks like he will be the first star to do so. After the announcement was made by the agency that represents him, Klutch Sports Group earlier today, many celebs took to social media to react to the news.
So how was the deal consummated? James' deal with the Lakers will pay him $154 million, a max-contract that only Los Angeles and the Sixers were positioned to offer him this offseason. James had one of his best seasons in 2017-18, playing all 82 games for the first time and averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists, while making 54.2% of his shots and 36.7% of his 3-point attempts.
The 33-year-old carried the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, but his team was ultimately swept by the Golden State Warriors . In choosing the Lakers, James has made a bet that the combination of his presence, these young players and significant salary-cap space will be enough to draw elite talent at some point.
But, he told ESPN during the NBA Finals he planned on re-signing with the Warriors. Since a one-year contract not counting option years requires Non-Bird rights, Durant was only entitled to a 20-percent raise. "It will be enough to get Myers on the phone with Crawford's agent, Aaron Goodwin, when the free agency period begins". Three of the NBA's biggest stars are off the market.
A 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan following stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min condemned the four-time champions to an ignominious bottom-place finish in Group F. The World Cup is held every four years. "Also the dynamism that led to the goalscoring opportunities was not there, so we deserve to be eliminated".
But what can we expect from the rest of the tournament? Who are the favorites and what have we learned from the last fortnight? "Regardless of what happens, we need to keep fighting". No Arab sides in the last 16 and Tunisia manager Nahib Maaloul is not convinced things will improve easily. Will Coutinho continue to outshine Neymar? That opens up the possibility of a surprise finalist from the bottom half of the draw - England, Croatia and Spain will all fancy their chances.
Despite Poland appearing lethargic in the opening frame, Nishino's decision came very close to backfiring when Southampton defender Jan Bednarek converted a Kurzawa free-kick with a deft touch of his left foot. Japan's time-wasting tactics at the World Cup have been widely condemned. "I would like to play both of them because they will pose a fantastic challenge for us".
But in Belgium they face the world's third-ranked side, and a squad loaded with world-class talent such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne . Players such as Jordan Henderson, who covered more than 10 km against minnows Panama , are happy to take on the role of unsung hero in the centre of midfield, and free up space for flair players such as Jesse Lingard.
But George won't go to Los Angeles unless LeBron chooses them too. "He believes in the next couple of years that he'll have more rings than LeBron James has". According to ESPN , that is exactly what Cleveland is trying to do. James Harden finally got his MVP award on Monday night at the 2018 NBA Awards.
She'll avoid seeds for at least the first two rounds but would have had another round's protection had she been seeded just one spot higher. It's just because she won it many times and she's Serena Williams . Williams has been "seeded" in the starting lineup of the tournament, which means she has to play opening matches against lower-ranked opponents, and has a better shot at the title.
The Japanese, barely playing for the final 15 minutes of the match, lost to Poland 1-0 Thursday. "I don't know if the regulation is cruel or not, but I can't ask my players to go on the pitch in order to avoid yellow cards", Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said.
On Thursday, as the group phase draws to a close, Senegal only need a draw to advance but victory for Colombia will put them into the next round instead, leaving Senegal eliminated if Japan avoid defeat against Poland in Volgograd at the same time.
The return of Ozil is the main talking point as Germany go in search of the win which would guarantee them a place in the next round. "It's very, very hard to put it into words", said Germany defender Mats Hummels, a member of the team that won in Brazil four years ago.
Oklahoma City was unable to live up to the hype that surrounded them and was knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. On Tuesday, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson laughed off the idea of being anxious about the pressure to bring superstars to Los Angeles, citing the number of NBA Finals he played in.
The Red Devils won't fear the Three Lions , largely due to the fact many of them play in England's Premier League and know how their abilities match up against their opponents. Of course, that's all assuming England can navigate their way past the last 16 stage; by no means a guarantee with Colombia one of three sides awaiting them alongside Senegal and Japan.
A critical Group F match of the 2018 World Cup is about to get underway. "Play SportsMax Predictor game for a chance to win up to $125k United States dollars!" Brandt, who struck the post ahead of Kroos' victor, insists the result has brought the team closer by proving what they can do when they band together.
Croatia will meet Denmark in the last 16 while Argentina play France. Croatia had their first clear chance when Milan Badelj's missile crashed onto the bar six minutes into the second half. "We want to beat Iceland to stay top of our group". They started to press higher, putting Croatia on the back foot. The match was evenly poised in the final 10 minutes of the first half, but chances were few and far between for both nations.
The two-time Wimbledon champion turned on the style after losing the first set and sealed the match with an ace at the end of a love service game. The victory is Kvitova's fifth WTA title of 2018 and gives her the ideal preparation for Wimbledon, which starts on 2 July.