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Kenya: Arsenal have confirmed their first summer signing | The Standard - Kenya

Kenya: Arsenal have confirmed their first summer signing | The Standard - Kenya It has been claimed that the 34-year-old will agree a one-year deal to join the Gunners as he looks to bring some much-needed experience to the Arsenal defence ahead of next season. Lichtsteiner has played 99 times for his country and is part of their squad for the World Cup, which begins on 14 June in Russian Federation. "It was a big era under Wenger, he won a lot of titles with Arsenal an... [Full Article...]

Nadal: More than just making up the numbers at French Open

He won his 35th, 36th and 37th sets in a row at Roland Garros , as he hasn't stalled since dropping a set to Novak Djokovic in 2015. The top-ranked Spaniard beat unseeded Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4). From that point on Nadal assumed control, battering huge spinning forehands that reared up off the clay. A drilled forehand volley then set up 0-30 on Nadal's serve and at 15-40, th... [Full Article...]

Manchester United agree £52m Fred fee with Shakhtar Donetsk

The highly rated 19-year-old has spent his entire career at Porto - where the current United boss once managed - and made 33 appearances in all competitions this season. The player had been heavily linked with a move to his soon-to-be new club's local rivals Manchester City , but they now look set to add Fred's countryman Jorginho to their ranks from Napoli instead. [Full Article...]

'Yaya Toure to play for £1 per week'

'Yaya Toure to play for £1 per week' But the day he picks a team with five Africans in it, I promise I will send him a cake! "God sees everything. As a man who acted with Yaya, the legend of the club, which under different pretexts did not give the opportunity to go on the field", he said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News . [Full Article...]

Arsenal announce Stephan Lichtsteiner deal

It's a great for me after Juventus to come to Arsenal and have this big challenge to make big things [happen] with this big club. "Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to our squad", said Emery, who has replaced long-serving boss Arsene Wenger at the helm of the club. [Full Article...]

Three Injured After Wicklow Shooting

Three Injured After Wicklow Shooting Authorities believe the gunman ran in through the door and fatally shot the man as he exercised on a training machine, The Mirror reports. Gardaí have said there's "no known motive yet" for the shooting at Bray boxing club this morning. [Full Article...]

Chelsea looking to sign Cillessen ahead of Liverpool

Chelsea looking to sign Cillessen ahead of Liverpool The Netherlands global arrived at the Nou Camp two years ago but has featured just twice in La Liga , with Marc-Andre ter Stegen the established first choice. Chelsea are interested in him as a backup to first-choice keeper Thibaut Courtois. While Alisson of AS Roma would be a more expensive signing compared to Butland and Cillessen, he might be the best out of the three. [Full Article...]

Stephan Lichsteiner Provides Update On Arsenal Transfer

Emery's first task as Gunners head coach was to strengthen a side which aims to close the gap on their Premier League rivals next season, with defence a clear priority having conceded 51 times in the Premier League during Arsene Wenger's final season in charge. [Full Article...]

Orioles-Yankees Game Rained Out

Orioles-Yankees Game Rained Out What makes this truly insane is ESPN's reasoning, according to the "New York Daily News," for choosing Yankees-Blue Jays on July 8. When Thursday night's game was rained out in Baltimore, the Orioles wanted to make the game up as part of a separate-admission doubleheader so they would not lose a gate. [Full Article...]

Keys fends off Osaka to reach last 16

Keys fends off Osaka to reach last 16 The draw has opened up for Keys and with Czech 26th seed Barbora Strycova or unseeded Kazakh Yulia Putintseva next up she will be favourite to make the semifinals. The 23-year-old Svitolina, who trains at Roland Garros and was a quarter-finalist in 2015 and 2017, had been tipped as one of the potential winners for the second year in a row after winning the Italian Open, but she never found her... [Full Article...]

Father: 'Sokratis Papastathopoulos rejected Manchester United for Arsenal'

Father: 'Sokratis Papastathopoulos rejected Manchester United for Arsenal' The 29-year-old did not enjoy a great season with BVB, but he has previously been considered as one of the finest defenders in Europe. Sokratis made 130 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund following his arrival in 2013. The Ruhr giants are ready to cash in on Sokratis after he refused to extend a contract which expires next year, and a switch to the Premier League with Arsenal is expected. [Full Article...]

Waqar Younis, Tom Moody set for coaching stint in Canada T20 league

Waqar Younis, Tom Moody set for coaching stint in Canada T20 league Suspended David Warner and Steve Smith are among the players who will play the new IPL-style league. Smith continues to train in private, doing some work in the nets with the help of his dad. Dwayne is coming off a successful season in the IPL where he helped Chennai Super Kings to the title while, who has not played for West Indies in almost two years following a squabble with Cricket We... [Full Article...]

Tristan Thompson Walks Out of Interview Over Stephen Curry Question

Tristan Thompson Walks Out of Interview Over Stephen Curry Question The Cavaliers All-Star says the Warriors have "had a two-time MVP sit out playoff games and they've won". The Cavs just have to know that their season depends on more than just LeBron's supporting cast getting its act together on offense. [Full Article...]

Liverpool Lending Steven Gerrard Helping Hand By Sanctioning Rangers Loan For Midfielder

Liverpool Lending Steven Gerrard Helping Hand By Sanctioning Rangers Loan For Midfielder Transfer speculation started swirling nearly as soon as his appointment was confirmed at the start of May, with recent rumours linking Dominic Solanke with a move north of the border. "We are so lucky to have them and for me to watch them every week and learn from them definitely helps my game". The 20-year old was in the Arsenal youth academy for nine years before making the move to Liverpool ... [Full Article...]

Djokovic takes swipe at French Open decision-makers

Djokovic takes swipe at French Open decision-makers The world number three, as he did in his wins over Dusan Lajovic and Damir Dzumhur, battled back from 2-1 down in sets to force a decider, before securing an impressive victory that featured 63 winners and 17 aces. "That's when you have to deal with this kind of emotions and understand how you can get better, how you balance everything that is happening inside so you can come out the next challeng... [Full Article...]

Aidan O'Brien looking to future with Saxon Warrior

Aidan O'Brien looking to future with Saxon Warrior I have been saying that Saxon Warrior is my fancy for the Derby since the start of the year, and now it is a case of seeing how good he really is. Godolphin founder Sheikh Mohammed said: "It's not easy to win the Derby, but we have won it". [Full Article...]

Tunisia players find a clever way to break Ramzan fast during matches

Tunisia players find a clever way to break Ramzan fast during matches Faking or exaggerating an injury is not exactly new to soccer, but at least the goalkeeper for Tunisia , Mouez Hassen has a pretty understandable reason for it, as reported by the BBC . It seems to have helped: In one game, Tunisia trailed Portugal 2-1 before the delay, but tied the game six minutes after the break. The goalie for Tunisia's World Cup soccer team has fallen to the turf cl... [Full Article...]

Everton's 'door open' for Rooney to stay - Silva

Everton's 'door open' for Rooney to stay - Silva New Everton head coach Marco Silva insists Wayne Rooney still has a future at the club despite the striker being close to a move to MLS side DC United. The Academy at Everton has produced a number of first-team players in recent years, as well as the 2016/17 Premier League 2 champions, and Silva's track record with youngsters was another factor behind him being named manager. [Full Article...]

Tyson Fury taunts Anthony Joshua: I would beat him TOMORROW

Tyson Fury taunts Anthony Joshua: I would beat him TOMORROW He has a stone to go to reach his best fighting weight, he said, but would "box this weekend if Frank wanted me to". "If he wants to fight 10 fights down the line, he can do that as well", he said via ESPN . "Get a handful of rice and throw it at me, because that is the only way he is going to land anything on me". "He'll be looking for one punch all night". [Full Article...]

Manuel Neuer back for Germany after 8-month injury lay off

Manuel Neuer back for Germany after 8-month injury lay off The visitors opened the scoring on 11 minutes as Mesut Ozil pounced on a poor kick from goalkeeper Jorg Siebenhandl before curling the ball into the top corner of the net. It was Austria's fifth win in five matches under coach Franco Foda , who took over from Marcel Koller in November after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup. [Full Article...]


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