Rafa Benitez claims Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has dramatically altered his stance on transfers, arguing: ‘He knows what he told me’

 Manager was promised every penny the club makes but now the Magpies' owner says they 'won’t  generate enough' to compete with top teams.The Newcastle boss held talks with owner Ashley in May and agreed to stay put after being promised he could spend “every last penny the club generates”.Rafa Benitez

Antonio Conte amazingly claims champions Chelsea must be more like bitter rivals Tottenham

 Blues boss says his club lacks the stability and 'solid foundation' built by Spurs chief Mauricio PochettinoTottenham, his club’s most  bitter rivals.Chelsea chief Antonio Conte says he envies the foundations of fiercest rivals SpursMuaricio Pochettino has built carefully at Tottenham without splashing out this summer – earning the praise of

Upcoming “Free Speech’ rally has CC Sabathia on edge

BOSTON — In the aftermath of last week’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., the Yankees are taking extra precautions due to being in Boston during Saturday’s “Free Speech” rally and expected counterdemonstrations at and near Boston Common. It also has drawn the attention of CC Sabathia, who is scheduled to start

Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Conte hints he is angry at the departure of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah

 The Blues boss has expressed his concern that the youngsters were allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this summerThe Blues boss has spoken of his unhappiness that the duo were allowed to join Watford and Crystal Palace respectively from Stamford Bridge.England youth star Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Watford on a permanent

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar trains ahead of his Parc des Princes bow against Toulouse on Sunday

 The 25-year-old signed from Barcelona for £198million netted against Guingamp on his PSG debut last time outThe 25-year-old is expected to be in the starting XI when PSG face Toulouse at the Parc des Princes on Sunday night.Neymar was all smiles with goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in training earlier todayThe Brazilian

Neil Warnock’s gamble to sign Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is a masterstroke… the duo are perfect for each other

 Cardiff ace has hit the ground running instantly having bagged four goals including two in the win over Aston VillaMendez-Laing has seen his previous misdemeanours hold him back in his career.The signing of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing has proved a masterstrokeWhilst other managers discarded him, Neil Warnock took a chanceOther managers disregarded

Sead Kolasinac bringing ‘happiness’ to Arsenal fans with his bone-crunching tackles, says Arsene Wenger

 Wenger’s teams down the years have been a pleasure to watch but sometimes found lacking in the physical departmentArsene Wenger’s teams down the years have been a pleasure to watch but sometimes found lacking in the physical department against sides like Saturday’s opponents Stoke.Sead Kolasinac talks to Shkodran Mustafi and

Bayern Munich 3 Bayer Leverkusen 1: Robert Lewandowski converts penalty awarded by a video assistant referee intervention as Carlo Ancelotti’s men win Bundesliga opener

 Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso struck in the first half, as the Polish striker netted in the second period before Admir Mehmedi scored for LeverkusenThe video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into play for the first time to spot that Lewandowski was fouled in the

Chelsea transfer news: Blues fail in £63million approach to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti

 Antonio Conte has been quoted £88m by the Serie A side as the Premier League champions looks for another forwardThe Italian striker has been a long-term target of Chelsea, with Conte desperately trying to bring his compatriot to the Premier League.Torino star Andrea Belotti has been the subject of a

Romelu Lukaku has transformed the way Manchester United play this season after replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic

 The Red Devils haven't had to change the way they play football, but the former Everton striker stretches the defence - creating gaps for the midfielder'sZlatan Ibrahimovic was an inspired signing this time last year, scoring 17 goals in 28 Premier League games and becoming the focal point of the

England vs West Indies: Alastair Cook makes mammoth 243 as hosts declare on 514 for eight before rain stops play in Birmingham

 West Indies reached 44 for one before the rain came at Edgbaston to bring an early end to day twoAlastair Cook’s fourth double century for England spanned 135.5 overs, 407 balls and 562 minutes. And he hardly made a mistake. Alastair Cook reached his fourth Test double century against West IndiesThe

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claims that Antonio Conte can have no excuses over Blues’ summer transfer business

 The Italian sold Nemanja Matic to the Red Devils for £40million, and the Portuguese manager has no sympathy for his former sideChelsea boss Conte mourned the loss of Nemanja Matic to bitter rival Mourinho’s Manchester United.Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has no sympathy over Chelsea’s transfer window businessAntonio Conte has made

Kevin Durant feuds with Britt McHenry over Trump

Kevin Durant took his week of no-filter opinions straight to Britt McHenry’s Twitter account Friday.In a string of three days, Durant has given his take on ESPN’s Odell Beckham fantasy auction controversy, poked fun at the Knicks and New York basketball and announced he would not visit Donald Trump’s White

“Walking bucket’ Beasley is tired of not getting enough respect

Michael Beasley is hardly lacking bragadoccio these days. He calls himself “a walking bucket’’ and thinks he’ll score a lot of them at Madison Square Garden because he’s “always done well with pressure.’’Beasley, a 6-foot-9 forward, signed with the Knicks on a one-year deal last week for the veteran’s minimum,

Ousmane Dembele’s Borussia Dortmund team-mate Gonzalo Castro slams winger’s ‘shocking’ behaviour as he tries to force Barcelona move

 The 20-year-old's decision to miss training without permission has caused a stir at the German clubThe Barcelona target has been suspended by Dortmund after he missed training without permission.Castro has slammed his team-mates erratic behaviourCastro believes that Dembele’s behaviour has put the clubs spirit, togetherness and aura in dangerThe 20-year-old

Shanghai Shenhua fans dub Carlos Tevez ‘Very Homesick Boy’ and urge world’s highest-paid player NOT to return from Argentina

 The former Manchester United and Manchester City forward was granted permission to return to his homeland to receive treatment on his injured calfThe 33-year-old has been allowed to return to South America to receive treatment on his injured calf, but must to arrive back in Shanghai by 30 August.Carlos Tevez

Yuri Alberto: Manchester United and Arsenal to scout Santos wonderkid at Brazil U17s clash with England next month

 Red Devils and Gunners both keen on landing striker who scored 53 goals in just 35 matches last season but face Roma battleThe 16-year-old has emerged on the scene with legendary samba club Santos.https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGiO3BhLQz/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BT6w1iVBKik/And after banging in 51 goals in just 35 youth games last season, Alberto is getting the