Day: August 1, 2018

Aaron Ramsey sits out Arsenal v Chelsea with calf injury

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey was forced to sit out Wednesday’s pre-season friendly against Chelsea in Dublin as a precaution after suffering a minor calf problem. Head coach Unai Emery filled the void by drafting in 18-year-old Emile Smith Rowe, who signed a new long-term deal at the club on Tuesday. Ramsey’s absence raises doubts over whether […]

New polls show Ted Cruz could really lose in 2018

There’s a Beto surge in Texas. Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke is within single digits of beating Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, two recent polls find. A new poll from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday put O’Rourke just 6 points behind Cruz. Cruz drew the support of 49 percent of registered Texas voters; 43 percent of registered […]

Samir Nasri doping ban increased following appeal

Samir Nasri has had his doping ban increased from six to 18 months following an appeal against the original sanction by UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector. In February, Nasri was given a six-month ban after receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules. UEFA’s ethics and […]

Ronaldo Vieira leaves Leeds United to join Sampdoria

Ronaldo Vieira has sealed his move to Italian side Sampdoria on a five-year deal, leaving Leeds for a fee in the region of £6.2m. Sky in Italy reported that the midfielder travelled to Italy on Monday evening before having his medical on Tuesday. Sampdoria will pay Leeds £5.8m up front, with another £400,000 due in […]

Clarcam lands Plate prize

Gordon Elliott’s Clarcam defied odds of 33-1 to ran out a facile winner of thetote.com Galway Plate. The dual Grade One-winning chaser had made a successful start to last season in the Fortria Chase at Navan, but subsequently disappointed and was largely overlooked in the market for his first start since April in this 250,000 […]

Reo Griffiths leaves Tottenham to join Lyon

Reo Griffiths has left Tottenham to join French side Lyon on a four-yer deal. The 18-year-old, who has represented England at youth level, passed a medical and agreed terms on Wednesday. Reo Griffiths has joined French club Lyon Tottenham are due six years worth of training compensation for Griffiths, who scored 33 goals for the […]