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Pique urges Wenger to 'sign quality defenders!'

The Barcelona defender turned down a move to Arsenal during a Twitter Q&A but was quick to join the growing chorus of concerned Gunners fans<p><b>EXTRA TIME</b><p>Gerard Pique has jokingly turned down a move to Arsenal, but urged Arsene Wenger to sign "quality" defenders.<p>The Barcelona centre-back was conducting …

England get better of the rain breaks to beat Pakistan on D/L method

• First ODI: Pakistan 260-6; England 194-3 • England win by 44 runs D/L method<p>On a day in Southampton when blistering sunshine was replaced by moody skies and rain twice interrupted proceedings before a third shower proved to be terminal, it was England who emerged victorious, securing the first of …

Guardiola: I can't keep everyone happy

The Manchester City coach issued a defence of his decision to sideline the England goalkeeper after his return to the starting XI in the win over Steaua Bucharest<p>Pep Guardiola defended his decision to replace Joe Hart as Manchester City's No.1 goalkeeper after seeing off Steaua Bucharest to reach …

Glenn Maxwell recalled by Australia for T20 series as Steve Smith flies home

Maxwell retains T20 place after being dropped for ODIs in Sri Lanka Smith to be rested for remaining three ODI fixtures and two T20s<p>Glenn Maxwell has earned an Australian recall, brought back into the fold for the upcoming two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. Maxwell was a shock omission …

Hart: Pep and I dealing with it like men

The England goalkeeper started a competitive game for the first time under the Catalan coach and believes they can reach a solution to his situation in a mature manner<p>Joe Hart believes he and Pep Guardiola can reach a solution to his situation at Manchester City after he featured in Wednesday's win …

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal vs. the world: Longtime rivals to form doubles team

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have played against each other 34 times, including in 21 tournament finals. For the first time, though, the pair of legendary rivals are set to play with each other, as doubles teammates in a tournament pitting Europe against the world.<p>That tournament, the inaugural …

Laver Cup

4 big stories from the Champions League playoffs

The final spots in the Champions League group stage were determined this week. What did the second leg of playoff matches teach us?<p>The Champions League playoffs are over and the final spots in the group stage have been filled. With the group stage draw coming on Thursday, the attention of many fans …

Soccer

Pakistan post old-style ODI total after being snared by England’s speed trap

The visitors’ 260 for six rarely looked like being enough at the Ageas Bowl after Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes combined to great effect<p>It is a very old-fashioned total in the first innings of a one-day international: 260 for six. In this decade it is very rare for any team to post such …

Chicharito injury hurts but will help Mexico see future

Mexico needs Chicharito up top, but with the forward out because of a broken hand, there's a chance for another player to stake a claim for time with El Tri.<p>The news Tuesday that Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has broken his hand hurts.<p>First, it hurts to think about falling on the stairs so hard …

EFL Cup third round draw in full: Manchester United travel to Northampton while Liverpool face Derby

Northampton Town have landed a dream home tie with Manchester United in the EFL Cup.<p>Jose Mourinho takes his side to Sixfields Stadium for his first …

Liverpool look to their Mane man at Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) - Such is the impact Sadio Mane has made on Liverpool that the 24-year-old is an automatic pick to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday while experienced international team mates scrap it out to play alongside him.<p>With the 24-year-old Senegalese on the right …

Soccer

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Shkodran Mustafi, Lucas Perez Rumours

Arsenal target Shkodran Mustafi has been told he can leave Valencia during this transfer window, provided the Spanish club receives an "adequate offer" for the Germany international centre-back.<p>The news comes from Kaveh Solhekol of Sky Sports News, who detailed the state of play between both clubs …

Joe Hart enjoys ‘special night’ but Pep Guardiola stands by demotion decision

• Recalled Manchester City goalkeeper’s future remains uncertain • Despite footwork doubts, he has 100% pass completion rate against Steaua<p>Joe Hart refused to deny that his Manchester City career is over after a 1-0 win against Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night confirmed Pep Guardiola’s side a …