Soccer

Nigeria Ends Cameroon's Dream For FIFA 2018 World Cup with a Draw in Yaounde

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African champions Cameroon cannot qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia after a 1-1 draw with Nigeria in Yaounde on Monday. The result means Cameroon have just three points from four matches and can no longer finish top of Group B. "There's no-one in life who achieves all his goals [but] it's a disappointment," Indomitable Lions coach Hugo Broos said after the game. Nigeria took the lead in Yaounde after 30 minutes through Moses Simon but their hosts equalised with 15 minutes to go through a Vincent Aboubakar penalty.

Basketball

Will Sixers Give Joel Embiid a Contract Extension?

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The 76ers have until Oct. 31 to extend Joel Embiid's rookie contract. The extension would begin with the 2018-19 season and could be for in excess of $100 million over four years. Even with trading up to make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall selection in June's NBA Draft, signing veteran shooting guard JJ Redick and 2016 top pick Ben Simmons playing point guard on offense, Embiid is the key to the whole process as the team's most irreplaceable part. If he plays, say, fewer than 50 games, the Sixers' chances of reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2011-12 would be greatly reduced. Embiid's impact on the Sixers is startling. Their defensive rating with him last season was 99.1, compared to 108.1 when he was off the floor. The offensive numbers with Embiid are similar.

Soccer

Andre Ayew Dons Famed Invisibility Cloak as Ghana Draw with Congo 1-1

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Apparently West Ham United isn’t the only team Andre Ayew has been struggling to find form with. While nobody really stood out for the Black Stars today, Ayew was a particular standout, often drawing boos from fans as the match came to a close. Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah had a strong attacking front to take on the less experienced Congo, featuring both Andre and Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu, and Asamoah Gyan.

Soccer

Cameroon Born Youngster Moukoko Called Up By Germany

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The highly rated youngster is the top scorer at Under-17 level in Germany, despite playing against opponents three and four years older than him Cameroon born youngster Youssoufa Moukoko has been called up Germany’s U/16 National team after an impressive run which has seen him score eight goals in three games for Borussia Dortmund’s U17 Bundesliga side. The 12-year-old attacker was born in Cameroon and his father took him to Germany, Hamburg in 2014. In Hamburg, he played for 2nd division side FC St. Pauli’s U/15 side and scored 21 goals in 12 games when he was only 11. In the summer of 2016, he left St. Pauli and signed for Dortmund’s U/15 where he smashed 33 goals in 21 games.

Soccer

Nigeria crush Cameroon in Qualifier

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Nigeria have moved to withing touching distance of qualifying for next year’s World Cup after crushing Cameroon 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Friday evening. The victory takes the Super Eagles to a full haul of nine points at the top of Group B, a comfortable seven points clear of the second-placed Indomitable Lions (though the gap could be reduced by either Zambia or Algeria when they meet in Lusaka on Saturday). Cameroon started the stronger of the two teams, settling quickly into a passing rhythm and also pressing high up the pitch to make it difficult for the hosts to play out from the back.

Football

NFL Investigator Reportedly Recommended No Suspension for Ezekiel Elliott

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New details are emerging in the Ezekiel Elliott case that could see the Dallas running back’s suspension reduced or overturned. According to a report by the Star-Telegram, Kia Roberts, director of investigations for the NFL, recommended that no suspension be given to Elliott. Roberts’ conclusion was based on interviews with Elliott’s accuser. This was, perhaps, the reason why Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones had such faith that there would be no suspension for Elliott.

Soccer

Brighton Have Put in a Deadline Day Offer for Angers’ Cameroonian Winger Karl Toko Ekambi

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Following a poor start to the season, Chris Hughton is trying to bring in players in the final hours of the window in order to bolster his Brighton squad for the rest of the campaign. The Seagulls are making deadline day moves to improve the quality of their team and according to French sports daily L’Equipe, Brighton are trying to do a deal to sign Angers winger Ekambi. The newly promoted Premier League outfit have made an €8m bid for the winger and are waiting for a response from the Ligue 1 outfit with hours ticking down on the summer transfer window.

Football

Aaron Rogers Is Sticking Up For Colin Kaepernick

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Aaron Rodgers insisted that Colin Kaepernick deserves to be on an NFL roster. "I think he should be on a roster right now," Rodgers said of Kaepernick, who hasn’t even been invited to any team’s training camp, apparently the price he is paying for kneeling in protest during the national anthem prior to every game last season.

Basketball

Sixers to Offer Joel Embiid $100 Million Extension?

It is extension season for the 2014 NBA draft class, and one of the more fascinating storylines is that of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Wednesday, the Sixers may offer Embiid an extension similar to the four-year, $100 million one Giannis Antetokounmpo got from the Milwaukee Bucks last year.

Soccer

Ighalo Hopes to Score Against Indomitable Lions in September 1st World Cup Qualifier

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China based Super Eagles’ striker, Odion Ighalo, has expressed his desire to put his name on the scorers sheet in Friday’s Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Cameroon. Ighalo who has not found his form in the Eagles’ colours since his invitation by German Coach, Gernor Rohr. The 28-year-old hopes to deliver in the game against Camer­oon. He has been in top form in recent weeks, scoring goals weekly for his Chinese Super League club, Changc­hun Yatai. The former Watford FC forward is on the leading scorers’ chart with 11 goals this season, and he looks charged up for this Fri­day’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.

Soccer

Watford Linked With Islam Slimani as Talk of a Stefano Okaka Departure Increases

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There are just three days left of the transfer window and rumours continue to circulate about potential incomings and outgoings at Watford. Leicester City striker Islam Slimani has been linked with a move to Vicarage Road again after a disappointing first season at the King Power Stadium - and with Stefano Okaka reportedly unhappy it could be a move that has legs. The Algerian is a player that Marco Silva knows well - they were together for a year at Sporting Lisbon - and the 29-year-old has not started any of the Foxes' three Premier League games.

Soccer

Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko not Worried by Danny Drinkwater Talk

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Tiemoue Bakayoko says he is not afraid of the increase in competition for places at Chelsea if Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater arrives. Chelsea have reportedly upped their offer to £32 million for Drinkwater as they seek to give their squad greater strength in depth with both a domestic and European challenge to face this season. Drinkwater formed an effective partnership with N'Golo Kante as Leicester won the Premier League title in 2015-16, and would be reunited with his former teammate at Stamford Bridge.

Soccer

Antonio Conte Holds Talks with Riyad Mahrez Ahead of £46.5m bid

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CHELSEA have reportedly set their sights on Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez has made no secret of his desire to leave Leicester this summer in an effort to return to Champions League football. The Algeria international was heavily linked with a move to Roma earlier in the window, but the Serie A giants failed to meet Leicester’s asking price.

Basketball

LeBron James Promising Greatness in 2017-18 Despite Cavaliers' Roster Uncertainty

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For the second time in a week's span, James issued a warning to the league about the kind of player he's going to be in 2017-18 season. He took to social media to promise "thunderous dunks, brilliant assists, clutch buckets, and chase-down blocks." Last week, on Instagram, James said "I have no ceiling and I refuse to fall into the trap of complacency!" James, 32, entering his 15th NBA season, has gone to the last seven Finals. He posted career highs in assists and rebounds last season to go with his 26.4 points per game.

Soccer

Marseille Striker Clinton Njie Reportedly Wanted By Premier League Teams

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Clinton Njie spent last season on-loan at Marseille from Tottenham and signed outright for OM at the end of the campaign. L'Equipe however says the striker has attracted fresh Premier League interest and could be moving back across the Channel. Njie's name has been mentioned amongst several English clubs, though it's understood he is happy in Marseille.

American Football

Ezekiel Elliott Appeal Hearing: Cowboys Star To Plead His Case

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Elliott is in Manhattan to appeal his six-game suspension handed down by Roger Goodell. After an investigation that lasted more than a year, the NFL on Aug. 11 suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for the first six games of the 2017 regular season "for violating the league's personal conduct policy." The violation stems from a domestic-violence incident that allegedly took place last summer. The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on Elliott's behalf on Aug. 15, and on Tuesday, Elliott will be in New York for his appeals hearing. It's hard to imagine that Henderson, Roger Goodell's designated arbitrator, will reinstate Elliott without suspension, and Elliott's legal options appear tenuous at best.

Soccer

Man Utd Reportedly Offered €100M To Real Madrid for Bale Transfer

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Don Balon says United have tabled a €100m offer to Real for the Wales international. The Manchester giants have told Real it's a one off proposal which will be left on the table for the remainder of the week. The bid hasn't been rejected, indeed the Real board have spent Saturday and Sunday discussing the prospect of selling Bale. The belief is Real could afford to sell - so long as a replacement can be signed before this week's transfer deadline.

Soccer

Kylian Mbappé Set to Join PSG on Loan with Option to Buy for €155m

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PSG have reached a deal with Monaco to sign Kylian Mbappé on loan for one season with an option to sign the 18-year-old for €155m (£143m) plus a series of add-ons that could see the transfer cost a total €190m (£175m). PSG have been locked in talks with Monaco and Uefa over the past week to try to reach a deal that would not contravene financial fair play rules after they signed Neymar from Barcelona for €222m (£198m) earlier this summer. Both clubs are in agreement that the transfer will go through next summer but that is not believed to have been written into the loan deal.

Soccer

Cameroon Must Win Both Upcoming Qualifier Games Against Strong Nigeria to Keep Russia 2018 Hopes

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Christian Bassogog, one of the youngest and arguably the fastest player in the entire Indomitable Lions squad shoulders the goalscoring tasks. Bassogog was a standout player throughout this year's continental tournament, helping Cameroon to their fifth African title and earning the tournament’s top individual award.

Boxing

Floyd "Money" Mayweather: 50-0

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Mayweather, out of retirement at age 40, won the fight on a 10th round TKO to take his record to 50-0. McGregor, a 4-1 underdog with bookies, but 100-1 with many boxing experts, proved he wasn’t hopelessly overmatched in a sport he had never before competed in professionally. Mayweather’s strategy seemed to be to frustrate McGregor for long enough to exhaust him, then finish the job. It worked. “Our game plan was to take our time, then take him out at the end, down the stretch,” Mayweather said after the fight.

Soccer

West Ham’s Deal for Sporting Lisbon Star William Carvalho Is Not Dead Just Yet, According to Hammers Insider

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WILLIAM CARVALHO’s move to West Ham is still very much an ongoing deal despite reports it was off. The Hammers have been in a battle with Sporting Lisbon throughout the summer for the midfielder.

Soccer

Christian Atsu Outshines Andre Ayew in Newcastle's big win over West Ham

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Christian Atsu outshone compatriot Andre Ayew as Newcastle recorded their first points of the season with an impressive win over a struggling West Ham side on Saturday. Atsu played a key role providing his first assist of the season to help Newcastle earn a 3-0 victory at St. James Park.

Soccer

Tiemoue Bakayoko Is Backed to Shine, After The Transfer of Midfielder Matic to Manchester United

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N’Golo Kante is confident Tiemoue Bakayoko can make Chelsea forget about the loss of Nemanja Matic once he settles into the team. The Blues have seen their decision to part with a two-time Premier League title winner questioned by some – especially as they sanctioned a £40 million sale to rivals Manchester United. Matic had been a key figure alongside Kante for much of the 2016-17 campaign, as Chelsea swept to the English top-flight crown.

Soccer

Lionel Messi Scores 350th La Liga goal

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Lionel Messi made amends for a missed first-half penalty by scoring both goals as Barcelona won 2-0 at Alavés on Saturday. Messi, who hit the woodwork three times but failed to score in last week’s 2-0 win over Real Betis, endured further frustration when his spot-kick was parried away by Fernando Pacheco in the 41st minute after Gerard Piqué was fouled.

Basketball

LA Lakers veteran Luol Deng Looking Forward to Playing with Rookie Lonzo Ball

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball has garnered a lot of attention. Even before the Lakers selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, he was someone that plenty of people talked about. Ball was a big reason for the UCLA Bruins turnaround during the 2016-17 season. His playmaking skills were on full display, as he led college basketball with 7.6 assists per game despite being a freshman.

Soccer

Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini sink Leicester City

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Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini were on target as Manchester United maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City. Rashford finished from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner three minutes after coming on, just as it looked like Jose Mourinho’s men would have to settle for a frustrating home draw that typified last season’s top-flight struggles. Fellaini, another of Mourinho’s subs from the bench, then netted with eight minutes remaining to seal victory.

Soccer

Eto'o Acknowledges Cameroon Indomitable Lions Will Have a Difficult Task Against Nigeria' Super Eagles

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Samuel Eto’o, the former captain of the Indomitable Lions, has charged his countrymen to beat the Super Eagles on September 1. This is even as the former Inter Milan forward admittedly said that the Super Eagles had psychological edge over the Indomitable Lions going into the match. Recall that the Super Eagles will tackle the reigning African champions on September 1 in Uyo in continuation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Soccer

Moses’ Return Excites Super Eagles Fans

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Nigerian football fans have picked Chelsea star Victor Moses as the player they are most excited to see return to the Super Eagles squad ahead of the double header 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon. The Eagles will host Cameroon on September 1 before travelling to Yaounde for the reverse fixture in September 4th. Moses (injury) Mikel Obi (injury) and Odion Ighalo (not invited) missed the Eagles last game against South Africa which they lost 2-0 in Uyo in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier but they have all returned for the games against Cameroon.

Basketball

Pascal Siakam Ready for Breakout Season with Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam was one of two players selected by the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft. Siakam was taken with the 27th pick while Jakob Poeltl was picked ninth overall by the Raps. Even though he was a bit of an after thought on draft day, Siakam out performed Poeltl during their rookie campaigns in Toronto and Siakam appears poised to take that next step in his career and become a more consistent contributor in the Raptors line up.

Soccer

Gueye Questionable as Everton Injuries Mount

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Early season Europa League matches as always create a hassle for Everton — but with injuries and suspensions mounting, the Toffees’ trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea is in serious risk of going off the rails. At the top of the injury list is Idrissa Gueye, who picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Hajduk Split — which explains his absence from the 18 in that match.

Soccer

Thierry Henry Says Sadio Mane Is a Proper Footballer With an Attitude to Admire

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SADIO MANE is one of the most efficient players in the Premier League right now and there will be no messing around from him against Arsenal on Sunday. The Liverpool winger is a proper footballer with an attitude to admire. And it’s refreshing to see a guy who understands the game so well.

Soccer

Galatasaray Reportedly Ploting Alex Iwobi Loan

Iwobi, 21, became a regular first-team player for Arsenal last season and was rewarded for his talents with a new long-term contract in April. However, he has failed to hit the ground running this season after making one Premier League appearance so far this term. He started on the bench for Arsenal in their 4-3 win over Leicester, but failed to get on the pitch.

Soccer

West Ham End William Carvalho Transfer Talks with Sporting Lisbon Refusing to Meet £40 million Price-Tag



The Portuguese giants were demanding an eye-watering £40 million for Carvalho. But West Ham were reluctant to pay that much for the anchorman and will now look at other options before next Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Soccer

Tottenham’s Dele Alli Suspendend For First Three Champions League Games



Alli was sent off in the first leg of last season’s Europa League tie with Gent and, having been suspended from the second leg, was then hit with an additional three-game punishment by Uefa’s independent disciplinary commission. The 21-year-old was punished following the straight red card he received for his tackle on Gent midfielder Brecht Dejaegere during the 2-2 draw at Wembley on February 23. He will miss the home match against Borussia Dortmund, before away trips to APOEL and Real Madrid.

American Football

Cam Newton Is Ready for 2017 After One Preseason Game

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was still wearing his uniform when Thursday night's 24-23 preseason victory against Jacksonville ended, almost three hours after he took his final snap. He still was wearing the big smile he had on his final play -- a 9-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin -- as he literally leaped a yellow security rope on his way to the locker room. It was almost as though he didn't want the night to end.

Basketball

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is the Rising Star in the NBA

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For the past five seasons the Bucks have not made the postseason two years in a row, alternating between playoffs (2013, ’15, ’17) and lottery (2014, ’16). But this year the expectation is different. As with every NBA team, there are a number of reasons they should make the playoffs, from the front office to the coaching staff and up-and-down the roster. But the real reason is that Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 22 year-old forward from Athens, Greece, is a bonafide star.

Basketball

New York Knicks Leave Carmelo Anthony off Season Tickets Ad

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On Thursday evening, the New York Knicks tweeted out an advertisement for next season tickets. A familiar face was noticeably absent from the photo. Big man Kristaps Porzingis, center Willy Hernangomez and rookie Frank Ntilikina were all featured in the ad, but superstar Carmelo Anthony was nowhere to be found. Anthony, who remains with the Knicks, has been linked with a variety of trade rumors throughout the summer months.

Basketball

LeBron James Rants About Fans Burning Isaiah Thomas, Gordon Hayward Jerseys

LeBron James is fired up over the idea of fans burning a player's jersey, and he let it be known in a Twitter rant on Thursday. James posted five tweets on the subject, defending new teammate Isaiah Thomas, who was traded to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night as part of a deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

American Football

Ndamukong Suh Says Dolphins Defense “in a good place” Despite Rough Week



Coming off a rough season defensively, the Dolphins haven’t done much this preseason to indicate things have changed. This week was particularly rough, with the Eagles shredding them in two joint practices and putting up 38 points in Thursday’s preseason game.

Soccer

N'Golo Kante Must Optimize His Pace To Sustain Both Premiere League and Champions League - Says Claude Makelele

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Claude Makelele thinks that Chelsea star N'Golo Kante can get to the next level by learning when to play at a high tempo and when to take his foot off the gas. Kante won a host of awards last season as he helped Antonio Conte's side win the Premier League for the fifth time in the club's history. His performances earned him comparisons with Makelele, but the Stamford Bridge great says the 26-year-old can develop further.

Soccer

Premier League Stars Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi Finally to Join Eagles Camp

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On Sunday, Victor Moses’ Chelsea will be home to Everton, while Arsenal, who parade Iwobi, will be at Liverpool. Rohr said China-based Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo will be among the early birds in the Eagles camp in Abuja by Friday, so too Chidozie Awaziem, who will not play for his French Ligue 1 club Nantes this weekend after he was sent off in their last game. The Eagles will leave Abuja for Uyo Monday afternoon with the coach expecting a full house for the team’s trainings on Tuesday and Wednesday. The team face Cameroon in Uyo on Friday afternoon and are expected in Yaounde via a chartered flight on Sunday ahead of the return leg the following day.

Soccer

Football transfer rumours: Lionel Messi to Manchester City on free transfer?

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Reports emerged that Lionel Messi’s father has begun talks with Manchester City with a view to negotiating a move for his son to the Etihad Stadium next summer. Now in the final year of his contract at Barcelona with an extension resolutely unsigned, the Argentinian will be free to discuss his future with other clubs in January or leave on a free transfer next summer. It’s a sorry state of affairs for Barcelona, who had previously misled supporters by telling them Messi had agreed and signed a new deal.

Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo demands £700,000 a week

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Ronaldo wants to reclaim that title and, according to reports in Portugal, has told Real that he wants a deal worth a staggering £37m a year. Neymar is believed to be earning over £500,000 a week AFTER tax. And Ronaldo is keen that his renewal takes him past that figure, once he renegotiates terms with Los Merengues chiefs.

Soccer

Didier Ndong and Lamine Kone have emerged as transfer targets for other clubs

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Ndong and Kone have both been linked with moves away from the Stadium of Light over the summer, and boss Simon Grayson admits that he cannot guarantee that either will still be at the club on September 1. But he has made it clear that no one will be allowed to leave Wearside on the cheap and if any late bids come in which leave Sunderland too little time to bring in replacements, the club will be able to say no.

Soccer

PSG finally seal £183 million Kylian Mbappe Deal - Young Star Will Earn DOUBLE He Could at Real Madrid

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French international to pocket a huge £265,000-a-week at Parc des Princes as reports in Spain suggest mega-move is finally set to be completed. The Monaco teenage hotshot’s has been the longest running transfer saga of the summer. A host of European giants such as Champions League winners Madrid and a host of Premier League clubs have been trying to seal a deal for the striker. But it is PSG who appear to have finally won the race for Mbappe, according to Marca.

Basketball

The Rockets Expect Luc Mbah a Moute to Play an Offensive Role in Addition to his Defensive Strengths


Newly acquired Luc Mbah a Moute is coming off a career year from downtown. He shot 39% from 3 and seemed to figure something out playing with Chris Paul. While he is mainly known for lockdown defense, his offense is slowly improving as he ages. On the Rockets, he will get the opportunity to play with Chris Paul again along with James Harden. There is no reason why the majority of his shots will not be wide open 3s.

Soccer

Ousmane Dembele Joins Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in £110 million deal

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Barcelona see 20-year-old Dembele as the ideal replacement for Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for £198 million earlier this month. French newspaper L’Equipe also said the deal – the second largest in football history after Neymar’s switch – has been done.

Soccer

William Carvalho Closer to Complete £34 million Move to West Ham before clash with Newcastle on Saturday

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The Premier League club had thought they had settled on a £32 million transfer for the 25-year-old Euro 2016 winner but Sporting demanded £36.5 million. West Ham were unable to get the deal done before last weekend’s 3-2 loss at Southampton, their second defeat of the season. After further talks on Monday, the Hammers are now willing to up their offer to £34 million. Sporting are insisting Carvalho is available to them for their Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday before they consider the offer.

Soccer

Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew Score to Push West Ham into the third round of the Carabao Cup

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WEST HAM finally had some good news to tell the folks back home on their late summer tour of England. Diafra Sakho scored his first goal since last November and then Andre Ayew weighed in with number two to get West Ham’s place in the third round sorted by half time. Defender Angelo Ogbonna had a powerful header cleared off the line and Sakho forced Jonathan Flatt to make a last-ditch one-handed save.

Soccer

Lionel Messi Needs to be Confident That Barca is Heading in the Right Direction

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On several occasions, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has claimed that Lionel Messi was about to sign a new contract. Messi has yet to put pen to paper. According to people familiar with the situation, Messi won't sign before the transfer window ends, and get more clarity in the direction that the club is going in. Neymar recently departed to PSG and Barcelona has not shown much activity.

Soccer

Paul Pogba Has Been Tipped to Win the PFA Player of the Year Award this Season

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Pogba re-joined Manchester United from Juventus in the summer of 2016 for £89million. He struggled in his first campaign back at Old Trafford but has started this season with a bang, scoring in each of United’s opening two wins against West Ham and Swansea. Broadcaster and commentator Ian Darke says the £40million signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea has helped get the best out of Pogba and reckons he will land the main individual gong in May, which was won by Chelsea's N'Golo Kante last term.

Soccer

N'jie and Ekambi on target in Marseille's draw with Angers

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The Cameroon internationals saved the day for their respective teams in Sunday’s French top-flight encounter. Clinton N’jie and Karl Toko Ekambi registered their names on the scorer’s sheet as Olympique de Marseille drew 1-1 with Angers in Ligue 1 outing.

Soccer

Crystal Palace are missing Wilfried Zaha

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Joel Ward believes Wilfried Zaha will give Crystal Palace a "massive lift" when he returns from injury, but says the Eagles must get results while he is out. The Eagles' talisman is facing a few weeks on the sidelines after picking up an injury in Palace's opening game of the season against Huddersfield Town, with the Ivory Coast winger missing the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.

Soccer

Barcelona To Sue Neymar For Breaching His Contract

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Barcelona recently announced that it will file a lawsuit against former player Neymar, who left the soccer giant earlier this month to French club PSG. The Spanish club alleges that the Brazilian star breached his contract by negotiating with another club before July 31 after publicly announcing his decision to fulfill his Barcelona contract. The Spanish club is seeking the repayment of a bonus Neymar received when he signed a five-year contract extension with Barcelona in October, plus nearly $10 million in damages and interest. Neymar did not announce his intention to leave Barcelona for PSG until Aug. 3.

Soccer

Dortmund Reportedly Rejected Improved €130M Barcelona Bid for Ousmane Dembele

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According to Sky Germany, the Blaugrana's bid is €40 million more than their initial offer for the forward. Dortmund are said to value Dembele at a whopping €150 million. Barcelona have less than a week to make a decision on whether to snap up the Frenchman or pursue other targets.

Soccer

Alex Iwobi's Strong Preseason Workout is Paying Off

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi believes a full preseason has him in great shape for the new campaign. Iwobi has shone in their opening two games. “I did a lot of offseason work," Iwobi told Arsenal Player. “I was doing a lot of running, a lot of fitness work. “I would also go and play football with a couple of friends who are at different clubs so I was prepared for the season.