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8 min ago | Chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk

Fernando Torres is heading out of Chelsea

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will undergo a medical at AC Milan on Saturday after the clubs agreed a two-year loan deal, with Loic Remy and Mattia Destro among the names being touted as possible replacements.

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Related Topix: Sports, Fernando Torres, Soccer Players, World Soccer, Chelsea

8 min ago | Andover Advertiser

No problems for Federer

Roger Federer nullified the big serving of Australian Sam Groth to move into the third round of the US Open.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Roger Federer, Tennis, US Open

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Us Open Scene: Monfils wonders about net's height

As Gael Monfils hit ball after ball into the net during his first service game Friday at the U.S. Open resulting in four double-faults a thought occurred to him: "Seems pretty high, huh?" So after getting broken to fall behind 2-0, Monfils figured it wouldn't hurt to check it out for himself.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Tennis, Gael Monfils, US Open

Theboltonnews.co.uk

Simona Halep was dumped out of the US Open

Qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset US Open second seed Simona Halep to reach the fourth round at a grand slam for the first time in 15 years.

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Related Topix: Sports, US Open, Tennis, Tennis Players, Simona Halep, Mirjana Lucic, Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli, Maria Sharapova

Wandsworth Guardian

Yaya Toure was subjected to racist chanting at CSKA Moscow last season

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini does not think Yaya Toure will have a problem returning to CSKA Moscow this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yaya Toure, Soccer Players, World Soccer, CSKA Moscow

Hillingdon Times

Manuel Pellegrini is taking nothing for granted when Manchester City face Stoke

Monday's 3-1 win over last season's runners-up Liverpool was a particularly assured performance and emphasised their strength in depth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sergio Aguero, Soccer Players, Charlie Adam, Liverpool, World Soccer

Halesowennews.co.uk

South Africa's Hennie Otto played a superb round

As a South African he cannot compete in the Ryder Cup, but Hennie Otto may still have played a significant part in deciding Europe's team in the Italian Open.

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Related Topix: Golf, Golfers, Hennie Otto, Stephen Gallacher, Graeme McDowell, Paul McGinley, Francesco Molinari

Banburycake.co.uk

Bernard Tomic could not take to the court for his second-round match

Fourth seed David Ferrer was handed a walkover into the third round of the US Open when opponent Bernard Tomic pulled out with hip problems.

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Related Topix: Sports, US Open, Tennis, Tennis Players, Bernard Tomic, David Ferrer, Australian Open, Dustin Brown, Jarkko Nieminen

Wirral Globe

Mario Balotelli completed his move to Liverpool from AC Milan on Monday

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been impressed by the impact Mario Balotelli has made in training with the Reds but is keen to stress that no individual is a bigger star than the team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Martin Skrtel, Soccer Players, Glen Johnson, Liverpool, Mario Balotelli

Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham will face some tough away trips in the Europa League

Tottenham will be looking to replicate local rivals Arsenal's recent success against Besiktas after being paired with the Turkish side in Group C of the Europa League.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur

Ealing Times

Arsene Wenger could yet make a late move in the transfer market

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can still challenge for the Barclays Premier League title even if they fail to sign cover for the injured Olivier Giroud.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott, World Soccer, Arsenal, Mesut Ozil

Thurrock Gazette

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants more signings

Van Gaal wants to bring in more players and send others on their way to further reshape his squad after a dismal start to the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Arturo Vidal, World Soccer, Juventus

Ludlow Advertiser

Andy Murray, pictured, was not troubled by Matthias Bachinger in windy New York

After his struggles with cramp against Robin Haase on Monday, which almost proved terminal to his hopes for the tournament, what was required against German qualifier Matthias Bachinger was a straightforward outing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Matthias Bachinger, Tennis, Andy Murray, Robin Haase

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Andover Advertiser

Spurs ease into group stages

Mauricio Pochettino's perfect start to life at the Tottenham helm continued on Thursday evening as they booked their place in the Europa League group stage by brushing aside AEL Limassol 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Aaron Lennon, Kyle Naughton, Harry Kane, Andros Townsend, World Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham

Harrow Times

Novak Djokovic had the easiest of matches as he eased into the third round of the US Open

Novak Djokovic dropped just four games against Paul-Henri Mathieu as he coasted into the third round of the US Open.

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Related Topix: Sports, US Open, Tennis, Tennis Players, Novak Djokovic, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Wimbledon, Sam Querrey, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Harrow Times

Serena Williams, pictured, breezed past Vania King 6-1 6-0 despite windy conditions

The two-time defending champion is perfectly capable of bulldozing her way through the toughest of draws but cannot now meet a top-10 rival until the semi-finals after Ana Ivanovic lost to Karolina Pliskova.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Vania King, Tennis, Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Kaia Kanepi, Flavia Pennetta, Agnieszka Radwanska

This Is Lancashire

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool have a glamorous return to Champions League action

Liverpool will have a glamorous return to the Champions League after being drawn against holders Real Madrid in the group stage.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, World Soccer, Borussia Dortmund

WRIC-TV Richmond

No. 8 Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round at US Open

Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a shot against Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the 2014 U.S. .

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Related Topix: Sports, US Open, Tennis, Tennis Players, Ana Ivanovic, Dominika Cibulkova, Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Mikhail Youzhny

WCTO-FM Lehigh Valley

Alec Baldwin Calmly Catches Tennis Ball Flying at His Face at US Open

Alec Baldwin's character on 30 Rock was a pretty suave, cool customer, but the real-life person apparently is just as smooth.

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Related Topix: Sports, US Open, Tennis

WQXI-AM Atlanta

What to watch at US Open: Bellis, 15, back at it

American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996.

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Related Topix: Sports, US Open, Tennis, Tennis Players, Dominika Cibulkova, Lindsay Davenport, Australian Open, Christina McHale, Victoria Azarenka

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