Month: August 2018

Soccer – Kasper Schmeichel pens long-term Leicester City deal

Soccer – Kasper Schmeichel pens long-term Leicester City deal

The Foxes goalkeeper has joined fellow Premier League title hero Jamie Vardy in committing his future to the club Kasper Schmeichel has signed a five-year contract extension with Leicester City, the Premier League club have confirmed. Denmark goalkeeper Schmeichel joined Leicester from Leeds United in 2011 and was one of the stars of the Foxes’…

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Formula 1 – Ericsson walks away from high-speed Monza roll

Formula 1 – Ericsson walks away from high-speed Monza roll

Barely two minutes of the second practice session were complete when Ericsson’s C37 veered left into the wall near the end of the start-finish straight, smashing into the barriers at a very high velocity before barrel rolling numerous times over the grass. Once his mangled car came to a halt, Ericsson was able to report…

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Soccer – Manchester City transfer news: Douglas Luiz heads back to Girona

Soccer – Manchester City transfer news: Douglas Luiz heads back to Girona

Pep Guardiola wanted to make the midfielder part of his first-team squad but a failed work permit bid means the Brazilian is back to La Liga Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz has re-joined La Liga side Girona on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old Brazilian spent 2017-18 with the Catalan club, making 15 league appearances but…

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Soccer – Transfer deadline day: Barcelona, Mourinho and the winners and losers of the summer transfer window

Soccer – Transfer deadline day: Barcelona, Mourinho and the winners and losers of the summer transfer window

With the market having closed on Friday in Europe’s remaining leagues, Goal runs the rule over the biggest success stories and failures WINNERS: BARCELONA The summer window could not have gone much better for Barcelona, who successfully hijacked two transfers, as well as persuading Everton to take on most of their dead wood. While Inter…

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Formula 1 – Late rear-wing change is Formula 1’s best vision compromise – F1

Formula 1 – Late rear-wing change is Formula 1’s best vision compromise – F1

The late decision to raise the rear wings on Formula 1 cars next season was reached because it is considered the best compromise to improve drivers’ rearward vision. As revealed by Autosport, rear wings will be 50mm higher in 2019 to create a bigger window of visibility between the lower surface of the main plane…

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Soccer – Premier League news: Lascelles-Ritchie clash shows Newcastle care – Benitez

Soccer – Premier League news: Lascelles-Ritchie clash shows Newcastle care – Benitez

The club captain has been involved in reported rows with his team-mate and manager, but the Newcastle boss is glad his defender cares Rafael Benitez says a dressing-room dispute between Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie is “very positive” as it shows his Newcastle United players care. Lascelles and Ritchie reportedly clashed at the Newcastle training…

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Soccer – Everton boss Marco Silva provides injury updates on Idrissa Gueye & Ademola Lookman

Soccer – Everton boss Marco Silva provides injury updates on Idrissa Gueye & Ademola Lookman

The Senegal international could be unavailable for a second consecutive game while the 20-year-old could make his season bow against the Terriers Everton manager Marco Silva has provided an injury update on Idrissa Gueye and Ademola Lookman ahead of their Premier League encounter with Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Gueye suffered a knee injury in their…

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Formula 1 – F1: Horner confirms Kvyat in contention for shock Toro Rosso F1 return

Formula 1 – F1: Horner confirms Kvyat in contention for shock Toro Rosso F1 return

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has confirmed that Daniil Kvyat is “on the list” of drivers in contention to race for Toro Rosso in 2019, less than a year after being dropped by the team mid-season. Kvyat was a product of Red Bull’s junior programme, racing for Toro Rosso before moving up to…

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Soccer – New signing Lebo Mothiba vows to ‘give everything’ for Strasbourg

Soccer – New signing Lebo Mothiba vows to ‘give everything’ for Strasbourg

The South Africa international is hoping to refresh his struggling career following the financial difficulties at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy Lebo Mothiba has promised to ‘give everything’ for Strasbourg after completing a move from Lille. The 22-year-old endured a difficult spell with the Great Danes, having joined the outfit in 2016 and was loaned to the…

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Formula 1 – Ferrari: Engine legality case ‘completely closed’ – Formula 1

Formula 1 – Ferrari: Engine legality case ‘completely closed’ – Formula 1

During the Monaco Grand Prix weekend in May, the FIA said it had completed a complicated investigation into Ferrari’s hybrid system and reiterated its satisfaction last month amid suggestions of ongoing discontent from Ferrari’s rivals. Its engine gains are such that Mercedes believes it no longer has F1’s benchmark engine, while last weekend…

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Soccer – Champions League draw: Liverpool are the most feared side in Europe, says former Reds star John Barnes

Soccer – Champions League draw: Liverpool are the most feared side in Europe, says former Reds star John Barnes

The former Reds midfielder believes another lengthy Champions League adventure lies in store for last season’s beaten finalists John Barnes considers Liverpool to be the most feared side in Europe, with Jurgen Klopp’s troops destined to enjoy another positive run in Champions League competition. The Reds boast a rich history of success in continental football,…

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Soccer – Mauricio Pochettino admits he wasn’t happy with Man United performance

Soccer – Mauricio Pochettino admits he wasn’t happy with Man United performance

Don’t stop there Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking for better from his team than the impressive performance against Manchester United. The London side tore Jose Mourinho’s United apart at Old Trafford on Monday evening, winning the game 3-0. Harry Kane got the first goal before Lucas Moura added another two, rounding off what…

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Soccer – Transfer News: Real Madrid release Fabio Coentrao to Rio Ave as Borja Mayoral joins Levante on loan

Soccer – Transfer News: Real Madrid release Fabio Coentrao to Rio Ave as Borja Mayoral joins Levante on loan

The full-back’s contract has been cut short by the Spanish capital side, while the striker heads for pastures new for more game time Real Madrid have announced the rescindment of Fabio Coentrao’s contract, with the left-back heading back to Portugal with Rio Ave, while Borja Mayoral has joined Levante on a season-long loan. Coentrao’s deal…

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Formula 1 – F1 announces Japanese Grand Prix contract extension to 2021

Formula 1 – F1 announces Japanese Grand Prix contract extension to 2021

The Japanese Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for the next three years after officials announced an extended deal for the Suzuka race on Friday. A mainstay on the F1 calendar since 1987, the Japanese Grand Prix’s contract had been due to expire after the 2018 race in October. But following of…

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Soccer – Pep Guardiola moves to defend Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Soccer – Pep Guardiola moves to defend Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Leaping to the defence of a rival Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has moved to defend Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after he received criticism recently. The Portuguese boss has struggled in recent weeks after poor results against Brighton and Tottenham. That has lead to some pretty big criticism and the pressure is now well…

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