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Klopp reveals 3 injury doubts
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Emre Can could all miss Saturday's Premier League clash away to Leicester City. The trio were all absent from Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Foxes in the League Cup, but only Lovren was believed to have missed out due to injury. But speaking ahead of Saturday's return trip to the King Power Stadium, Klopp suggested all three could be left out once again, as they struggle for fitness. Lovren is the biggest concern with a back problem, but both Matip and Can are carrying knocks.
Wallace out for up to two months
Rangers captain Lee Wallace has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a groin injury. The left-back was substituted just 12 minutes into his side's 2-2 draw with Partick Thistle on Friday with the injury and then travelled to Manchester to have it assessed.
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha confirmed that Wallace won't return to the first team until at least November. "Lee is definitely out," he said. "Unfortunately it's going to be a mid-term stop. He needs three weeks to rest totally and then another three to five weeks for recovery. So we're talking between six to eight weeks."
Guendogan's latest injury not serious
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has eased fears of an extended layoff for Ilkay Guendogan after the midfielder injured his knee an hour into City's 2-1 League Cup win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday. Guendogan, who was making his first start for City after damaging knee ligaments in December, received treatment on the pitch after being clattered by West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob and could not continue.
"It was a tough situation for him but I think Ilkay will be okay," Guardiola said. "He has a small issue with his knee, but not like before and I don't think it will be anything serious."
David Luiz will be fit for Atletico Madrid trip
David Luiz will be fit for Chelsea's Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid despite a broken wrist, according to Antonio Conte. Luiz suffered the injury when he collided with advertising boards during Sunday's goalless draw with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. A red card later in the same game meant the centre-half missed Wednesday's League Cup win over Nottingham Forest, and suspension will keep him out of Chelsea's next two Premier League games. The Brazil international is eligible for European competition, though, and Conte expects him to play in Spain on Wednesday.
Marcelo adds to Real Madrid's injury woe
Left-back Marcelo was forced to leave the pitch due to injury, as Real Betis beat Real Madrid. The Brazilian pulled up with a muscle problem early in the second half and was replaced by Lucas Vazquez. On Thursday he will undergo tests at Madrid's training ground, but the early indication is that he will be out for a couple of weeks at least, creating a problem for Zidane, who could now be without both of his left-backs. Reserve left-back Theo Hernandez is already ruled out for two weeks with a dislocated shoulder suffered at Real Sociedad on the weekend.
Benzema signs new contract
Karim Benzema has agreed a new contract with Real Madrid. The French striker, 29, has put pen to paper on an extended deal to keep him at the Bernabeu until June 2021. He scored 181 goals in 371 appearances as well as winning two La Liga titles, three European Cups and two Copa del Rey trophies during his time in the Spanish capital. Benzema has become the latest star name to commit their future to the two-time reigning European champions with Marcelo, Isco and Dani Carvajal all signing new deals over the past week.
Baier banned for one match
Daniel Baier will miss Augsburg's next game against Stuttgart after the German Football Association handed him a one-match ban and a €20,000 fine. The Augsburg skipper was caught making an "obscene gesture" in the direction of Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl in the 74th minute of Augsburg's 1-0 win on Tuesday. Baier has only been suspended five times in his 14-year football career. This will be the first that is not related to yellow or red card accumulation.
Chelsea won't appeal Luiz red card
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed they will not appeal David Luiz's red card against Arsenal. The Brazil centre-back was sent off in Sunday's 0-0 EPL draw at Stamford Bridge. Luiz will now sit out league games against Stoke City and Manchester City, as well as the Cup tie with Nottingham Forest. Eden Hazard is set to start for the first time this season but Pedro is unlikely to be risked against Nottingham due to a leg injury while midfielder Danny Drinkwater is also absent.
Livermore to miss Carabao Cup clash
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore is set to miss out on his side's Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old has been given extra time by boss Tony Pulis to help him recover from feeling mentally tired after also missing goalless draw with West Ham United at the weekend. Alongside the England international in the middle of the park, both Nacer Chadli and summer signing Oliver Burke remain doubts after picking up thigh and hamstring injuries respectively.
Ozil back in training after knee inflammation
Mesut Ozil is back in training following the knee injury that kept him out of Arsenal's matches against Cologne and Chelsea last week. The Germany international posted the fitness update on his Instagram account on Tuesday night, saying that he had suffered a minor inflammation of the knee. He is unlikely to feature in Wednesday night's match against Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup, but could come back into contention for Arsenal's home match with West Bromwich Albion on Monday September 25.
Revolution part ways with coach
After six seasons, New England parted ways with head coach Jay Heaps. The Revolution had made the decision after a pair of heavy defeats had left the club's playoff chances in dismal shape. The club currently sit on 35 points, seven points back from the New York Red Bulls for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. New England has not won on the road all season, losing 12 of 15 games and earning three draws. Assistant coach Tom Soehn will take over on an interim basis for the five matches remaining in the 2017 regular season.
Welbeck out for three weeks
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be out for at least three weeks after injuring his groin at the weekend. The 26-year-old was hurt during the Gunners' 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday. "We don't know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break," said manager Arsene Wenger, who added Welbeck had a scan on Tuesday. Welbeck, who has scored three times for Arsenal this season, is therefore unlikely to feature for England in their World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia on 5 October and Lithuania on 8 October.
Davis ruled out
Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks because of a hamstring injury, the team announced Wednesday. Davis, who was the fifth overall pick of the 2017 draft, initially injured his hamstring on Aug. 3 and aggravated it during Tennessee's 37-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Browns place Coleman on IR
Corey Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after having surgery on his broken right hand. The Browns wide receiver broke his hand for the second time in a year on Sunday in a loss at Baltimore. The injury came almost exactly a year to the day from when he broke his hand during practice as a rookie. Coleman can return to practice in six weeks and would be eligible to play in a game after eight weeks.
injuriesMLB : Pittsburgh Pirates : 19.9.17
Pirates shut down Cervelli for season
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli will not play again this season. He sustained a left quadriceps injury in late August and is not likely to recover in time to play during the regular season. With the Pirates out of the running for a playoff berth, it did not make sense to rush him back. As a result, the Pirates are shutting him down.
Contreras banned two games
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was suspended two games and fined for his actions during Friday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, MLB announced Saturday. Cubs right-hander John Lackey also was fined after both disputed a call by home plate umpire Jordan Baker during the 8-2 win over the Cardinals. The fines were undisclosed by MLB.
Contreras threw down his catcher's mask moments after Lackey was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing with Baker. The mask made contact with Baker's leg after Contreras was also ejected. Contreras has appealed the suspension and will be able to play until the appeal is heard and ruled upon.
F1 : 17.9.17
Hamilton wins in Singapore as rivals crash out
Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula 1 drivers' championship to 28 points after winning a dramatic Singapore Grand Prix as title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out early. The Briton, fifth on the grid with Vettel lining up on pole position, cashed in on both the Ferraris and Red Bull's Max Verstappen smashing into each other within seconds of the start on a wet track. Daniel Ricciardo finished second for Red Bull, for the third year in a row, with Hamilton's Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas the final man on the podium.
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