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James McClean: Stoke winger is warned by Football Association

James McClean: Stoke winger is warned by Football Association

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Stoke City winger James McClean has been warned by the Football Association over his use of an offensive word in a social media post. McClean used the word in a post where he spoke of abuse he has received over refusing to wear a poppy and in which he called some Stoke fans "cavemen".The 29-year-old also wrote a follow-up post reacting to news the FA was investigating. In that he wrote: "The FA are investigating, for exactly what?"Republic of Ireland international McClean also claimed the FA "turn a blind eye" to his "years" of abuse he has received."Week in, week out for the past seven years I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and...
Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

Chelsea legend John Terry announces retirement from professional football amid Aston Villa job speculation

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JOB DONE The centre-back won five league titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League with the Blues Former Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from professional football. The 37-year-old posted a social media statement on Sunday evening revealing he had decided to call it quits, weeks after turning down the chance to sign for Spartak Moscow. John Terry left Chelsea at the end of the 2016/17 season, then spent a year at Aston Villa “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing,” Terry wrote. He left Chelsea after winning his fifth league title at the club in 2017 and went on to captain Aston Villa last season. The Championship side reportedly want ...
Fantasy Football Who's Out, Who's In: Full NFL injury report for Week 2

Fantasy Football Who's Out, Who's In: Full NFL injury report for Week 2

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When the NFL's official injury report was released Friday for Sunday's games, 24 players were listed as out, but three key names were not among them. Listed as questionable are Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left knee), Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (elbow) and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring). There were concerns about whether each of those key players would be ready, and a possibility they could have been listed as out. With the Jaguars hosting the New England Patriots, Fournette's status remains a concern. As a running back, it is difficult to tough out a hamstring injury, which can recur on a single move. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlesberger, who injured his throwing elbow and saw little action early in the we...
Top 30 fantasy football running backs for Week 2

Top 30 fantasy football running backs for Week 2

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Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Chargers star Melvin Gordon is my top fantasy football running back for Week 2. Behind Gordon, I have Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, Arizona Cardinals speedster David Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers rusher James Conner and New Orleans Saints weapon Alvin Kamara rounding out my top five at the position. There are plenty of great options outside of my top five and you can read about a few of them in the descriptions below. If you are needy at the position, check out my waiver wire add/drops for Week 2. Here are my Top 30 options at the position this week. FULL TOP 30 WEEK 2 RANKINGS BELOW TOP SHELF Melvin Gordon showed off his dynamic skillset in Week 1, piling up 64 yards on 15 carries and 102 yards on nine receptions against the Kanas City Chiefs. ...
Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s football to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte’s

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revealed The Belgian superstar believes his new manager allows him to play his natural game, whereas his defensive-minded predecessors did not Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Maurizio Sarri helps him to enjoy his football, unlike previous bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. The 27-year-old has two goals and two assists in his opening four games under the new Blues manager and appears to be thriving with his possession-based style of play. Hazard is enjoying life under Sarri After last season’s 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City, Hazard claimed he could’ve played for three hours and not touched the ball, as Conte forced him to chase aerial balls. Mourinho often criticised Hazard for ignoring his defensive responsibilities, bu...