Vincent Kompany injured in Anderlecht’s defeat by Genk

Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany suffered an injury in Anderlecht’s 1-0 defeat by Genk.

The centre-back could be a doubt to play in his testimonial which takes place at Etihad Stadium in three weeks.

Kompany, who joined Anderlecht as player-manager this summer, was treated on the sidelines before strapping an ice pack to his right leg.

He is due to return to Manchester on 11 September to celebrate 11 successful years at City.

On Thursday, Kompany relinquished his managerial duties on match days in order to concentrate on playing and instead took over the captaincy.

But the Belgian side have picked up just two points out of a possible 15 in their first five games – extending their worst start for 21 years.

Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta’s 55th-minute goal was enough to give Belgian champions Genk their third victory of the season.

Anderlecht’s starting XI included Kompany’s former Man City teammate Samir Nasri and on-loan centre-back Philippe Sandler.


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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Premier League clash at Anfield – The Sun

THERE's a heavyweight clash set for Saturday evening at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool welcome big-spending Arsenal to Merseyside with both sides looking to continue their flawless start to the new campaign.

The Reds were victorious at Southampton last time out – despite a howler from stand-in keeper Adrian who gifted Danny Ings a late consolation.

Unai Emery's side have seen off Newcastle and Burnley, with this clash potentially indicating if they're in with an outside run at the title this season.

What time is kick-off?

THIS is the late Premier League offering on Saturday, August 24.

Kick-off at Anfield is at 5.30pm.

When the Gunners visited here last season, they were on the end of an embarrassing 5-1 thrashing.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch Liverpool vs Arsenal on?

YOU can catch this game live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD.

Coverage will begin at 5pm.

If you're a Sky customer, download the Sky Go app to watch wherever you are.

Whilst non-subscribers can watch on their mobile, tablet or PC by grabbing a NOW TV pass from just £8.99.

What is the team news?

ARSENAL look set to go attacking at Anfield and will start record-signing Nicolas Pepe.

David Luiz was assured against Burnley and will likely get the nod at centre-back, whilst Dani Ceballos earned rave reviews for his home debut.

Liverpool are still without first-choice keeper Alisson, with Adrian set to start between the sticks again.

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Who is Steve Dale, Bury FC owner, how many companies has he owned and what is his net worth? – The Sun

BURY owner Steve Dale has the future of the club in his hands as the EFL give him until tonight to prove the club can play the League One season.

Dale must show he has the finances in place to see out the campaign or agree to sell the club before 11.59pm – or Bury will be thrown out of the league.

He is currently talking to up to three interested groups – and has issued a late plea for public funding to save the Shakers.

How have Bury got in this position and what do the EFL want?

Bury have been fighting against financial problems for several years, and were taken over by businessman Steve Dale last December to save them from going bust.

Dale bought the club for just £1 – but since then there have been a string of unpaid bills to companies while players and staff have also missed out on wages.

Over the summer, the EFL sought assurances and proof that the Shakers were in a position to be able to play the entire 2019/2020 League One season.

Despite repeated attempts, Dale has been unable to come close to showing the finances are in place as required.

In an effort to give the club more time, the EFL have suspended their first five league matches of the season and also the Carabao Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday.

What Bury's EFL Exit Means For League 1 and League 2 Promotion And Relegation

BURY have until 11.59pm tonight to save themselves from expulsion from the EFL.

If the Shakers are thrown out, it would leave League One down to 23 teams and affect promotion and relegations in two division.

Here's everything you need to know

But they cannot continue the temporary measures for the fairness of the rest of the competition, and issued a deadline of August 23 for proof of funds or they will strip them of their licence in the EFL.

That deadline will pass at 11.59pm today.

Who is Steve Dale?

Steve Dale is a businessman who took over control at Bury in December 2018, buying the club from former chairman Stewart Day for £1.

A worrying 43 of the 51 companies Dale has been associated with have been liquidated.

Dale promised to work closely with the community to ensure the club became financially viable after years of cash problems.

The EFL have admitted they did not put him through the usual process of due diligence when he took control because the club's future was under threat at the time.

Dale now wants to sell the club, and initially came up with an asking price of £2million. He has since dropped his demands to £810,000 for his "hard work".

There are three interested groups looking to buy Bury, but Dale has so far failed to agree a deal with any of them.

He is now thought to be willing to accept an initial payment of £560,000 to relinquish control, with Bury saddled with overall debts of £9million.

What happens to Bury if they prove their finances before the deadline?

If the EFL are satisfied the club is solvent, or if a takeover is completed, the club will retain its place in League One as usual.

They will play out the season as planned, and would have to squeeze in the five postponed fixtures between now and the end of the campaign.

Bury were already starting this season with a 12-point deduction for entering into a Company Voluntary Arrangement to avoid a winding-up order.

They would also be facing further potential punishment for failing to fulfil their Carabao Cup fixture against Sheffield Wednesday, who were awarded the tie.

The EFL would then have to decide if further breaches of regulations have taken place in the forcing of the suspension of their opening five matches.

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7.10pm Man Utd news LIVE: Ben Arfa could replace Sanchez, Llorente ‘offered two-year deal’, Pogba trolls hunted by police – The Sun

+MAN UTD face Crystal Palace as Paul Pogba looks to pick himself up after a squandering the chance to secure a win at Wolves from the penalty spot.

The Frenchman was then subjected to vile racist abuse after the 1-1 draw at Molineux, with police now joining the hunt for the perpetrators.

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  • MAN UTD have officially made Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner first-team squad members.

    The quartet now look set to play a role under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.

    And with Europa League football to look forward to, fans could also be treated to watching the four youngsters in action on a regular Thursday night basis.

  • JUAN MATA admits he feared for his future at Man Utd this summer.

    The playmaker looked to be leaving on a free transfer before being handed a new contract by the club.

    And Mata concedes he thought his time at the club was over, telling The Telegraph: “To be honest, I didn’t know (my future).

    “I was not 100 per cent sure. I know what I felt – which was to stay – but I didn’t know what would happen.

    “I wanted to stay here because I would not forgive myself to leave with a feeling of ‘yeah but what?’ I didn’t want that.

    “You know it’s been a challenging time. But I’m quite proud of my mentality. It’s been difficult in some moments not playing.

    “It would have been easier for me to give up and say ‘it’s true that I came to this club in a difficult moment and it’s not meant to be. Bye’.

    “No, I’m proud of saying ‘I want to make it happen, I want to fight for big trophies’.

    “And I want to be here when we bring this club back to where it belongs.”

  • MAN UTD could reportedly consider signing Hatem Ben Arfa.

    The Express claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may look at the controversial Frenchman to replace Inter Milan-bound Alexis Sanchez.

    Ben Arfa’s career has been plagued by ups and downs, and his last spell in England with Newcastle was not good.

  • NAPOLI have completed a stunning £38million deal for PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano.

    The Mexico international, linked with Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs, will now link up with Carlo Ancelotti’s men for the new Serie A season.

    Napoli begin their campaign away to Fiorentina on Saturday before travelling to champions Juventus a week later.

  • OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER Is set to stick with the likes of Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford for this weekend’s clash against Crystal Palace.

    The likes of Mason Greenwood are pushing for a place in Man Utd’s starting XI.

    But Solskjaer is set to continue with his current crop of stars despite the 1-1 draw away at Wolves.

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KSL 2019: Loughborough Lightning beat Surrey Stars to reach FInals Day and dump out holders

Loughborough Lightning qualified for Kia Super League Finals Day and dumped holders Surrey Stars out in the process.

Mignon du Preez was the star with the bat for the hosts in Loughborough once again as she struck an unbeaten 48 off 25 balls, hitting four maximums, as Loughborough chased down 148 in 18.3 overs with five wickets spare – Chamari Attapatu also making a fine 45. Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey Stars scorecard

Surrey opted to bat first, Lizelle Lee was trapped lbw first ball of the match by Kathryn Bruce and opening partner Dane van Niekerk was then bowled by Jenny Gunn as the Stars slipped to 26-2.

England teammates Sarah Taylor and Nat Sciver shared a vital 87-run third-wicket partnership, with the latter bringing up her half-century off 31 balls before she was caught off Georgia Elwiss for 53.

Taylor (51) completed her fifty by hitting Bryce for back-to-back boundaries but was bowled next ball by the medium-pacer as Surrey lost 4-25 off the final 21 balls of their innings, which proved detrimental to their hopes of victory.

Alyssa Healy’s 77 off 38 balls helped Yorkshire Diamonds complete the double over local rivals Lancashire Thunder as they sealed a six-wicket win to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching Finals Day. Yorkshire Diamonds vs Lancashire Thunder scorecard

Australia wicketkeeper-opener Healy struck a mesmerising 12 fours and three sixes in her innings as the Diamonds chased down 165 against the winless Thunder.

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‘You’ve got to win the line of scrimmage’: Huskies vets leading in the trenches

University of Saskatchewan Huskies head coach Scott Flory puts a lot of emphasis on winning the trench battle along the line of scrimmage.

It should come as no surprise, considering the three-time Grey Cup champion is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman.


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“That’s what it comes down to,” Flory said. “That’s a big focus for me, along the offensive line, as well as along the defensive line, is that we’ve got to win the line of scrimmage. It just makes every other facet of your game that much easier.”

The line of scrimmage should be an area of strength on the defensive side of the ball for the dogs, whose D-line is anchored by returnees Riley Pickett and Evan Machibroda.

“Honestly, it’s just about us competing with each other and so we’re pushing each other every day in the weight room and the film room too,” Machibroda said. “It’s just a lot of hard work all around, so it makes for a better group overall.”

“I think that we can out-perform (last year) because we had a really good off-season,” Pickett added. “Joel Lapinski, our strength and conditioning coach, really did a great job with us. We’re all bigger, faster and stronger; we’re going to hit the quarterback that much faster and stop the run that much better.

“So, I think our team is bound for success now.”

Pickett and Machibroda combined for nine sacks last season, a number that could jump again this year. If it does, it will be in large part due to the all-Canadian among the starting three.

“Machibroda’s usually eating the triple team, so he’s making our life a lot easier on the edges, getting those single teams,” Pickett said. “We can really thank him for that. He’s the true grinder out there and he’s the reason that we get those sacks, honestly.”

Flory also has high expectations for Machibroda.

“Evan’s going to draw attention in the middle. He was an all-Canadian last year for a reason,” Flory added. “I expect him to have as good or better of a season, without a doubt.”

As for who of the starting three — Machibroda, Pickett or former CanWest all-star Nick Dheilly — will end up the sack leader for the dogs…

“I want to say myself,” Pickett grinned. “But Dheilly is a pretty good burner off of the edge, so he might have me in that. At the end of the day, it’s just team success that matters, but individual success comes with that as well.”

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Saturday best bets: Your best bets and NAP for today's racing at York Ebor Festival and Goodwood from Callum Jamieson

IT'S a Saturday to savour in the racing world with York and Goodwood both hosting tip-top cards.

After an up and down week I'm confident I have a few up my sleeve on Saturday with a couple of old favourites back on the track.

We start in the Melrose and I'm quite keen on the well-named KIEFER (York, 2.25) for the Eve Johnson Houghton camp.

He's progressed at a rate of knots since winning on handicap debut and has often been well found in the betting.

He's bred to enjoy further and the ground went against him at Ascot last time. He still stuck on well there in a decent race and looks to have no excuses this time around.

It doesn't look the strongest renewal and at an each-way price I think he'll be staying on well come the business end of this race.

Profit and Loss – Using SP*

June: +19.73pts

July: +41.44pts

August: -1.10pts

Next up is one of my strongest fancies of the week. SPEAK IN COLOURS (York, 3.00) was ridiculously unlucky at Goodwood on his first crack at seven furlongs.

This is a similarly competitive race, but I think this extra furlong is what he's been crying out for to take him to take him to the next level.

Laurens is undoubtedly the one to beat here, and if she gets an easy lead in front she will be tough to crack. However, Speak In Colours has the pace on her and if PJ MacDonald doesn't get the fractions right I think my fancy will come swinging.

This quick ground is back in his favour and after he ran such a big race at Goodwood in conditions that weren't to his liking, I'm expecting a huge run here.

Onto the big one and I'm drawn to MEKONG (York, 3.40) who should be suited by this championship pace and a bigger field.

Ryan Moore is again booked and he has a lovely draw in stall three.

As most of the field do, he has plenty of Group and Listed form to his name, but it was the style of his runs behind the likes of Dee Ex Bee and Falcon Eight.

He's a quirky animal, but has been caught out in smaller fields with no pace. That changes today and we'll see the real Mekong.

Saturday Bets…

2.05 Goodwood – DUKE OF HAZZARD 1pt win (Bet now)

2.25 York – KIEFER 0.5pt ew (Bet now)

3.00 York – SPEAK IN COLOURS 1pt win (Bet now)

3.40 York – MEKONG 0.5pt ew (Bet now)

To round things off it wouldn't be a true Cal Calls It without a Paul Cole horse making the betting shortlist.

DUKE OF HAZZARD (Goodwood, 2.05) is a horse going places and should have the beating of these.

The Cole team nursed him along at the beginning of the summer and it was only after Royal Ascot he came into his own.

He has course form to his name – not many of these do – and if he performs to a similar level of his Thoroughbred Stakes win, he should be tough to pass.

He's still improving and won with a bit to spare when it mattered last time out. I think he'll win this before trying his hand in Group 1s come the Autumn.

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Mets take flier on former Yankees reliever Nick Rumbelow

The Mets reached down to the Atlantic League to find some potential help for their bullpen.

The team signed Nick Rumbelow off the Sugar Land Skeeters this week and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. Rumbelow was a seventh-round draft pick of the Yankees in 2013 and pitched briefly with the team in 2015. The Yankees traded him to the Mariners after the 2017 season and he struggled in his two seasons in Seattle.

Rumbelow was designated for assignment in May after allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings over three appearances. The 27-year-old right-hander was dominant in the Atlantic League, pitching to a 0.81 ERA with 31 strikeouts over 22 1/3 innings.

The Mets bullpen has had a resurgent second half and is among the reasons they have pushed into wild-card contention. The team did recently lose a key piece, though, with Robert Gsellman likely out for the season with a partially torn lat muscle. 

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NBA legend Bob Cousy gets Medal of Freedom, and offers an assist to President Trump

President Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bob Cousy

President Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to retired basketball player Bob Cousy.

By making Bob Cousy just the fourth former NBA player to get the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Trump also made clear he is a big fan of the Boston Celtics legend.

And the Hall of Famer was quick to return the favor, calling Trump “the most extraordinary president of my lifetime.” Cousy, who was born in 1928, added that’s saying something because he’s a “BR’r” — as in born before President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“Mr. President, I know in your world you’re well on your way to making America great again,” Cousy said at a White House ceremony on Thursday. “In my world, it’s been great for 91 years.”

That last sentence was a nod to the fact that the vast majority of Cousy’s remarks were not political. Cousy knows his parents, who emigrated from France, could never have imagined their son would get the nation’s highest civilian honor. He was born on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which is now swanky but was a “slum” with rats running wild and no running water in the family apartment during Cousy's childhood.

Cousy choked back tears as he stood at the presidential podium in the Oval Office beside Trump, who put his hand on the legendary guard’s back to calm him. Cousy noted he was upset because his wife Missy, who died in 2013, was not there to celebrate even though she “put up with me for 63 years.” Cousy jokingly admonished Trump that he should not invite old men to the White House or they will get too emotional.


Cousy and I struck up a friendship in recent years, so he invited me to be part of a small group of his guests accompanying him to the White House Thursday. After leaving the Oval Office, we moved to the historic Roosevelt Room, named of course for both FDR and Teddy Roosevelt, and Cousy seemed to be drinking in the history.

“This is really the cherry on the sundae,” Cousy reflected after the ceremony. “And I want to thank family and friends for being here for a moment that means so much to me.”

Cousy then stayed with me in the Roosevelt Room for an interview that will be released on Fox Nation in September. The basketball legend was more blunt about his support for President Trump, saying he will vote for him in 2020, and that he believes Trump has made mistakes but has also racked up significant accomplishments.

Cousy said this is a change from 2016, when he did not vote for Trump. Cousy added he and his late wife prided themselves for years on being independent and backed libertarian candidate Gary Johnson three years ago. He noted to Fox Nation that in liberal Massachusetts, where he still lives in his longtime home of Worcester for most of the year, his vote will not impact the results, anyway.

That echoed comments Cousy made earlier this month to, saying, “I simply feel, without getting into the politics of it at all, like many Americans — I agree with some of the things he’s done and disagree with others.”

Cousy was awarded the medal for more than just his on-court exploits, which included six NBA championships with the Celtics for a man known as the “Houdini of the Hardwood,” a remarkable passer who led the league in assists for eight consecutive years. He also won plaudits off the court for refusing to stay at the team hotel in North Carolina in 1950, when black teammate Chuck Cooper was denied entry.

"Bob was right at the forefront of combating racism within the league," Trump said at the ceremony. "Throughout his long career, Bob was a voice against prejudice, racism and bigotry."

Still, Cousy has felt guilty that he did not do more to stand up even stronger for another black teammate, Bill Russell, who was targeted in a series of racial incidents in Boston even while he was leading the Celtics to more championships. Russell, Michael Jordan, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the other three veterans of the NBA who have received the medal.

Cousy was very open about his regrets late in life in a recent book by author Gary Pomerantz, “The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End.”

The “last pass” refers to a letter Cousy wrote to Russell in recent years baring his feelings, which led to a phone call of peace from Russell.

Cousy explained in an interview earlier this year near his winter home in West Palm Beach, Fla., that the detente with Russell came from his own belief that every old man should work on a “to-do list before that big basketball court in the sky” comes calling.

It was a bittersweet comment referring to inevitable death because it was uttered in a joint interview Fox Nation conducted with several of his buddies in Florida who get together to swap stories every Thursday over dinner, including former Celtics teammate John Havlicek. About a month after that interview, Havlicek died at the age of 79.


Cousy is still very upset about losing his friend, telling Fox on Thursday he feels it is somehow unfair that Havlicek is gone and he is still here at 91. To make clear Havlicek is still on his mind, Cousy wore a Celtics green lapel pin with his teammate’s jersey number 17 to the White House.

In what turned out to be his last interview, Havlicek detailed the dramatic time he “stole the ball” to preserve a big Celtics playoff victory. “It’s one of the ones that sort of still lives on, even 52 years later,” Havlicek said.

For all of the acclaim Jordan justifiably gets for having six championship rings from his days with the Chicago Bulls, Cousy matched him by winning six rings in the 1950s and 1960s. And Havlicek won eight championships in the 1960s and 1970s.

Havlicek was paid just $15,000 as a rookie. He expressed no bitterness about the multi-million dollar contracts today’s players get, though he did note the private jets and spread-out game schedule is different from the days of commercial planes, trains, and multiple games a week.  “One year I think I averaged 46 minutes (per game) and thought nothing of it,” Havlicek said matter-of-factly of the 48-minute games. “But today they get their rest. And they travel very well.”

After Cousy graduated in the 1940s from Holy Cross, where he helped the basketball team win the national championship, he was drafted by an NBA team but recalled that he was giving professional ball any thought. Instead, the recently married Cousy was married about earning a living, making about $10,000 a year in a new business providing driving lessons for women.


The Celtics eventually won the rights to Cousy and the owner of the team asked what it would take to get him to play. Cousy immediately repeated back the $10,000 he was already making at driving school.

“He said, ‘How about nine?’” Cousy recalled to me. “I said, ‘You got a deal.’”

That sounds a little like the art of the deal, which Trump could respect.

President Trump noted in his remarks Thursday that Cousy never forgot a lesson from an early mentor, “Don’t ever be predictable.”

“Hey, I’ve heard that lesson, too,” joked Trump.

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Running in training buddy's memory

They met at the launch of the “Run To Live Great” programme in July ahead of the Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR) last year.

And Josephine Oei thought she had found a new training buddy after hitting it off with Irene Lee from the outset.

The pair participated in various fringe activities together for over a month, but Oei was shocked when she found out from an article in The Straits Times that Lee was in the midst of a 21/2-year battle with Stage 3 ovarian cancer.

“I was taken aback because she looked as healthy as anyone else. No one could tell she was ill. She simply looked very well and amazingly beautiful,” she said.

“I was overwhelmed with sadness because I am sure she must have gone through a lot of difficult times during her treatment.”

Despite her initial shock, Oei admired Lee’s resilience and bravery.

They began supporting each other and developed closer ties. They kept in touch through Facebook and spoke about positive events like their next activity together.

The school matron of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) said: “Irene was nursing a lung infection, thus, she could only take part in lighter indoor activities such as yoga and pilates.

“We did the classes together and she was way more flexible than me. Watching her every move next to me made me feel much more encouraged and I wanted to do my best as well.”

On race day, participants were greeted by heavy rain.

Jeanie Tok, who also met Lee at one of the fringe activities, said: “It was pouring heavily on race day and it was drizzling when I met Irene for the last time at the bag collection point.

“She had just recovered from her infection but she braved the storm and walked 5km in style with her poncho. She truly lived a life to the fullest without regrets.”

After the race, Oei remained in contact with Lee and went to support her at the art exhibition organised by the Singapore Cancer Society in November.

“Irene had picked up painting as part of her healing therapy. Some of her paintings were featured and I went to give Irene my full support. I understand that Irene was due for another course of chemotherapy but due to her lung infection, the doctor was holding back the chemotherapy,” said Oei.

Sadly, Lee’s condition deteriorated gradually from March and she died on April 20.

This year, Oei and Tok are running the 21.1km event in the GEWR on Nov 3 in her memory.

Oei said: “I am dedicating the run to Irene to remember her. She was a kind, loving and wonderful lady who never failed to carry a smile on her beautiful face all the time.

“I miss her so much; I wish I could run the race with her again this year.”

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