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Watch: Paul Pogba nets first goal of Premier League season, Manchester United beats Leicester City

Watch: Paul Pogba nets first goal of Premier League season, Manchester United beats Leicester City

Sports
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Paul Pogba scored the first goal of the Premier League season in Manchester United's 2-1 win against Leicester City Friday in Manchester, England. "I told the players we had very good periods, we had lots of glimpses of the football we wanted to play," United manager Jose Mourinho said, according to the team website. "Leicester were strong in a few periods of the game, but we coped with that as a team which is also an important thing. The team played as a team in these difficult moments." Pogba's tally came in the third minute of the Red Devils' victory. Daniel Amartey had a hand ball in the Leicester City box after an Alexis Sanchez shot deflected off of Wes Morgan. The French star stepped up to the penalty stripe and buried a shot into the upper right portion of the net...
Premier League injuries and suspension: Who will miss the opening game of the season at every club?

Premier League injuries and suspension: Who will miss the opening game of the season at every club?

Sports
OUT Which players are unavailable or doubts to play at the weekend? The new Premier League season starts this week but not every player is going to be available to play. Injuries are an irritating part of the game and whether they’re long term ones, little niggles, or slight twinges, they will keep stars out of action. Which stars are unavailable or doubtful ahead of the new Premier League season? With the new campaign just days away, here at talkSPORT.com we’ve compiled a list of all those players who are injured or suspended Some World Cup stars are listed as doubtful with most managers making a decision late in the day about whether the likes of Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, and N’Golo Kante will start their team...
Championship 2018/19: Super Computer predicts table ahead of the new season

Championship 2018/19: Super Computer predicts table ahead of the new season

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REVEALED The new EFL season is about to get under way and you can hear 110 regular season matches on the talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 On Friday night, the Championship season will kick off live on talkSPORT 2 as Reading play Derby. It will be Frank Lampard’s first professional game as a manager and many eyes will be on him to see how he does. Who will win the Championship this season? It’s one of a number of tantalising narratives set to enthral us all season. Meanwhile, over the rest of the opening weekend you can also hear Sunderland v Charlton in League One and West Brom v Bolton back in the Championship on Saturday, while on Sunday you can listen to Leeds United v Stoke City. Everyone is having their bet on who will win the title...
Eagles RB Darren Sproles plans to retire after 2018 season

Eagles RB Darren Sproles plans to retire after 2018 season

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles signed a one-year, $ 1.415 million contract extension in May. That appears to be his last NFL deal as he announced his decision to retire after the 2018 season. In a blog post, the 35-year-old Sproles said he plans to play just one more NFL season. He had planned to make 2017 his final season but he tore his ACL in Week 3 so he decided to return for 2018. "I feel like I left a lot out there, and I couldn't let my career end like that," Sproles wrote in the post. "I'm excited to come back and I am even more excited to come back to the defending Super Bowl champion, Eagles," Sproles wrote. "We have something special here with the team, the fans, and the city. We made history bringing the first Lombardi trophy to Philly and now we want to g...
Mating season means more alligator-human interactions

Mating season means more alligator-human interactions

Science
June 27 (UPI) -- Alligators are ending up inside suburban garages and backyard pools. They're blocking sidewalks, basking in driveways and interrupting professional golfers. Gator experts say the reptiles are just looking for mates. "They're very promiscuous animals," Kimberly Andrews, a herpetologist and researcher at the University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology, told UPI. Throughout the Southeast, mating season is coming to a close. Females are gathering pine needles, leaves and soil to build their nests. But there are still some males looking for another chance to sire offspring. Each female lays 20 to 40 eggs. The clutch of eggs can yield offspring sired by multiple fathers. And males can father offspring with multiple females. This promiscuity helps ensure genetic diversity am...