Neymar scores last-minute stunner to win PSG on his return after fans burst over his failed move and revealed banners telling his father to sell him as aw **** & # 39;
- The French top flight champions continued to thank Neymar for a late winner
- The shot star was whistled by the home defenders after unsuccessful movement
& # 39; It was one of the scary moments I have had at a tennis court & # 39 ;: Rafael Nadal apologizes for the ball boy after he accidentally struck her with a wayward return to Australian Open win
- Rafael Nadal drove past Federico Delbonis in round two of the Australian Open
- But the Spaniard had a scary moment when his ballhead returned to the head hit
- Nadal went to the ball boy to apologize and kissed her on the cheek
- The world's number one offers to be 20th Grand Slam to win in Melbourne
The number one in the world played comfortably against Federico Delbonis on Thursday, 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-1.
But during the game, Nadal hit a forehand back along the line straight into the head of the ballgirl, standing by the referee's chair, and apologized with a kiss on the cheek.
& # 39; For her, probably [it] was not a good time & # 39 ;, said the Spaniard. after the match.
& I was really scared of her. The ball was quick and straight at her. She is a super brave girl.
& # 39; I am not worried at all. It probably doesn't matter much to her after 15 years.
& # 39; It was frankly one of the scary moments I have on the tennis court and I have a scary memory of Wimbledon many years ago. & # 39;
Nadal also apologized after completing the game and giving the ball his headband
Nadal, who won the Australian Open only once in 2009, remains on track to play Australian Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round.
He will first have to beat fellow countryman and 27th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round on Saturday.
The 33-year-old tries to win his 20th Grand Slam and go along with Roger Federer in the list of all-time majors won in men's singles.
Jofra Archer looks forward to returning to England in the fourth test on the bouncer Wanderers after having proven his suitability with an impressive burst of fast bowling in the nets
- ] Jofra Archer bowed for a sustained, intense period in the nets in Johannesburg
- The bowler of England is probably on the side for the last South African test
- Spinner Dom Bess could be omitted if Mark Wood were also selected
- Assistant Graham Thorpe admitted that England has many bowling options
Jofra Archer seems to be playing in the final test from Friday after he returned to full fitness with a quick and scorching spell in the Wanderers nets yesterday.
Archer bowed at full speed around seven overs – considerable problems for teammates Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow for the first time since – an elbow injury closed him out of England's victories in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
Now only a response to a problem that Archer first troubled in the World Cup last summer can keep him from a test against South Africa being played at one of the fastest and most bouncy fields in the world.
& Jofra came in today with really good rhythm and pace, said England assistant coach Graham Thorpe. "The elbow has been a big problem for him in recent weeks and you can't force it.
& # 39; You have to wait until the player has faith in it. Jofra looks good, but he will have to come in tomorrow and make a backup. He bowed nice and fast today and that is a place where we want him to be. & # 39;
England will train Mark Wood before deciding whether to work with Archer in a delightful pace attack. Wood was painful after the Port Elizabeth test and must prove that its body can withstand back-to-back tests.
When Wood and Archer are fit, Dom Bess is the favorite of being left out, with the Wanderers pitch preferring the pace to spin.
But there is a mindset that playing would be a good experience for Bess with Australia in two years in mind, and he could play Sam Curran for Seamer.
& # 39; We will have to see how Wood is and Chris Woakes is bowling well today and is now completely fit, & # 39; said Thorpe after a practice session limited to those players who missed the third test victory – and the out-formed Buttler, who just wanted another session. "It's nice to have all these options on the table," Thorpe added.
& # 39; I am very happy to be back as soon as possible & # 39 ;: Manchester City center back Aymeric Laporte happy with early return of his serious knee injury
- Aymeric Laporte was a surprise shot in Man City & # 39; s starting XI on Tuesday
- The Frenchman was not involved in the first team for nearly five months
- Central back requires surgery of his cartilage and lateral meniscus after surgery
- Laporte played 78 minutes while City Sheffield United defeated 1-0 in Bramall Lane
Manchester City Defender Aymeric Laporte admits that he has returned from his serious knee injury earlier than he had expected.
He had to undergo surgery after damaging his cartilage and lateral meniscus during the home win of City against Brighton on August 31.
The comeback of Laporte lasted 78 minutes and he now looks forward to the rest of the season.
& # 39; Normally it would have been later, but I spoke to the manager and tried it today (Tuesday) and he told me that I would play, so I am very happy to be back as soon as possible and have minutes to help and the team, "Laporte said.
" It was very important for me to try to be involved with the team. It was a good fitness test. The game was difficult because they are very strong, a good team.
& # 39; I think we did well, so I am very happy to win this game and be back with the team.
& # 39; It was hard for me (out of his), my teammates see me suffering. But now I can help the team and do my best and I hope I will play more time and help more. & # 39;
The city looked suspicious at the back in the absence of Laporte and, apart from an early fear when Billy Sharp came behind, his return brought some stability back to the defense, because the knives were largely arm length on Bramall Lane.
After the game, Guardiola admitted that his team had missed the 25-year-old and described him as the best left-sided central defender in the world.
Laporte said: & # 39; It's great to hear that from this manager, because he's one of the best in the world, if not the best. I am very happy to hear that, but I have to work to stay there and keep going. & # 39;
returns from his back injury
Marcus Rashford insists that he will return from back injury before the end of the season, as he wants to help Manchester United win a place in the top four
Manchester United forward Marcus Rahsford has insisted that he recover from his serious back injury before the end of the season.
The 22-year-old is standing on the sidelines for a long period after sustaining a double tension fracture in his back in the recent FA Cup victory in the third round over wolves.
But Rashford is convinced that he will be back in action this season and wants to help United secure Champions League football for the next term.
& I am back before the season ends to hopefully help my team claim a top-four place & # 39 ;, he wrote on Twitter in response to the Premier League's official account.
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Gareth Bale has a chance of shock Tottenham returns as a flurry of bets on Real Madrid outcast in the last 24 hours with Jose Mourinho
- The future of Gareth Bale remains uncertain in the Spanish giants Real Madrid
- Bale now has a chance to return to Tottenham after departure in 2013
- The agent of the 30-year-old, Jonathan Barnett has said that he is not going anywhere
A return to Totttenham would mean working with manager Jose Mourinho
Gareth Bale now has a chance to go back to Tottenham this month, despite his agent who suggests that he is not going anywhere.
Bookmaker Paddy Power lowered their chances on Tuesday morning from 1/1 to 8/15.
According to Bale & # 39; s agent, the 30-year-old does not expect to leave Real Madrid this month.
Jonathan Barnett said earlier this month ESPN that Bale is not just going anywhere & # 39; while the January transfer window is open, but also & # 39; very unlikely & # 39; is to leave in the summer.
Bale's contract runs until 2022 and his weekly wage of £ 600,000 per week makes it difficult for other clubs to pay him.
BALE & # 39; S 2019/20 SEASON STATES
Goals: 4 ]  Assists: 3
( statistics for Real Madrid and Wales)
Closest to his departure, after manager Zinedine Zidane tried to force him out of the team, was last summer when he would sign for r Jiangsu Suning, the Chinese Super League side.
The deal would have been around £ 1 million a week, but Real blocked the movement in the final stages of the negotiations.
Bale has since fallen back into the side, appears 14 times and scored twice.
Speculation that the relationship between Bale and Zidane was broken again intensified on the weekend when the Wales international was dropped from the team to play against Seville.
His absence came despite Bale for a whole week and without injuries.
Karl Toko Ekambi completes loan relocation to Lyon from Villarreal … paving the way for Moussa Dembele's return to the Premier League
- Karl Toko Ekambi & # 39; s loan movement can cause Moussa Dembele & # 39; s reservation
- The striker in Lyon has been associated with a return to the Premier League this month
- Chelsea, Man United, Man City, Newcastle and West Ham are all interested
Karl Toko Ekambi has completed his move to Lyon from Villarreal, which could have consequences for Moussa Dembele.
Ekambi, a 27-year-old attacker from Cameroon who has scored six goals this season [La Lola] has lent them to the end of the season.
Dembele is connected with Manchest there United, Manchester City, Newcastle United and West Ham, with scouts who allegedly saw him in action against Bordeaux a little over a week ago.
Premier League-side Chelsea is also interested to bring the 23-year-old back to West London.
Despite the wide interest in the striker, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas excluded the sale of Dembele in January.
Last week he said about RMC : & # 39; We have not changed our mind. We already made this problem clear in August.
& Moussa is an excellent player. A player we need.
& # 39; In our recruitment, we take explicit measures to recruit no one who will compete for his position. It is not a question of money. Moussa will be with us. & # 39;
The Frenchman, who has yet to be capped for the senior national team, has scored 11 goals this season in 19 Ligue 1 games.
Pedro & # 39; could return to Barcelona & # 39; with the Chelsea man considered to provide cover for injured striker Luis Suarez
- Pedro has played only 11 times this season in all Chelsea games
- Barcelona needs coverage after Luis Suarez had surgery for a knee problem
- Pedro played seven years for Barcelona before moving to Chelsea
Suarez has been offside for at least six weeks after needing surgery for a knee injury and Barcelona are looking to strengthen their attack options.
Pedro played for the first Barcelona team from 2008 to 2015 and won the LaLiga title five times.
He also abolished the Champions League three times joined Chelsea in 2015.
He has won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League at Stamford Bridge, but has only 11 times this season played for the club.
& # 39; With the way my body has been, I cannot take all of this for granted because it could be my last match & # 39 ;: Mark Wood flavors return to England and admits that he moment trying to enjoy, given his injury misery over the year
Mark Wood enjoyed his remarkable all-round return to international cricket by admitting he treats every appearance in England as if it might be his last.
Wood, missing since the World Cup Final in July with a side injury, added the first two wickets of the South African second innings to his 42 off 23 balls when England struck and even an excellent catch was about to leave Give Joe Root one of his four wickets.
Then a man who has been plagued with injury problems and had four operations on his chronic left ankle spoke about getting the best out of every game in England while he can.
& # 39 "I love this & # 39;" said the fast bowler from Durham. & # 39; I have not played since July, so I tried to enjoy it and absorb everything. With the way my body has been, I cannot take all of this for granted because it could be my last game. I had a lot of fun, even if I milked that catch! & # 39;
Wood paid homage to England's unlikely bowling hero at Root, who took four to 31, while South Africa crashed to 102 for six after he made them, follow 290 behind.
& # 39; I think Rooty does not know himself well because he is captain, & # 39; said Wood. & # 39; I don't know if you've seen him in practice, but he does a lot more bowling and we all hope he'll get his five-wicket tomorrow. Mind you, he bent well, didn't he? He put the young Dom Bess at the non-revolving end. The captain is not stupid, is it? & # 39;
The humor of the popular Wood was also clear when asked if England was worried about another uncertain weather forecast today after three hours of the fourth day lost due to rain in the Eastern Cape.
& # 39; Don't! & # 39; he said. & # 39; I thought Africa was the sunniest place in the world and then I come here and it's just like Durham. I would lie if I said I wasn't worried a little, but we are in a warm country and the wind is blowing here so hopefully it will dry up soon when it rains. & # 39;
Wood admitted he is far from certainly fit enough to play in the second from back to back Tests that complete this series on the fast and jumpy field of the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday.
& # 39; I really don't know when I will play, & he added. & # 39; It's too far to know, especially with my body. I am a bit tired now but I have a good night's sleep and I will be out tomorrow. First, let's get this job done. & # 39;
PSG opens negotiations with Neymar representatives about extending his contract, despite the fact that Brazilian has made it clear in the past that he wants to return to Spain
- The Neymar team is with PSG talked about a possible new deal
- The former Barcelona star is strongly linked to a move from France
- hinting that he would be open to a return to LaLiga in Spain
The Brazilian star has been constantly associated with a relocation of the club, with its former side Barcelona assumed to consider a bid to bring him back to the Nou Camp.
But according to the French outlet Telefoot the 27-year-old team has already opened negotiations with the club about renewing its current deal at the Parc des Princes.
Earlier this month, Neymar hinted that his future might have been somewhere else after admitting he & # 39; new challenges & # 39; searched.
& # 39; My goal is to win all I can with Paris and the Brazilian national team, & he said during a Red Bull event.
& # 39; Reach the Champions League final, win the Copa America again, find new challenges. & # 39;
. His move of £ 200 million to France was intended to boost his platform and help PSG to win the Champions League, but while the Brazilian has propped up his stuff and played in domestic competitions, he has barely been in the knockout stages in Europe for the Parisians played.
Last week's messages from ESPN claimed that Neymar would consider his long-term future for the club, as long as they can change their fortune in Europe. In both seasons since the attacker has been at the club, they have crashed in the last 16.
Neymar seemed destined to go back to Barcelona last summer, but a move failed because the Brazilian remained seated and made a way back to the side after overcoming a nagging injury.
He seems to have established his tense relationship with the club this season and has scored 13 goals for the team – seven additional assists.
Sources believe that Neymar, who has two more years on his deal in Paris, settles in the city and is happy to stay for the time being.
He has recovered from an uncertain period in which he was hunted by the believers at home after looking at the edge of a reunion with Barcelona, although it is thought that the Spanish giants are still interested.