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2018-19 Premier League TV schedule released

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The TV schedule has been released for the first batch of games in the 2018/19 Premier League season on NBC Sports.

Bring. It. On. The dates and times are now locked in for the first two months of the season. For more details on how to watch and opening weekend, click here.

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The full TV schedule for the PL games up until October 1 are below, plus you can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC Sports.com,the NBC Sports App and by purchasing the “Premier League Pass” via NBC Sports Gold.

Gold also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

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You can also watch Premier League “Goal Rush” at for all the goals as they go in around the grounds. Goal Rush is available via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App.

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If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here for the games streamed on NBCSports.com and here for the games on NBC Sports Gold.

All times below are listed in Eastern Time.

Matchweek 1
Fri., Aug. 10 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Leicester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7:30 a.m. Newcastle v. Tottenham NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Chelsea TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Fulham v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 12:30 p.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Everton NBC
Sun., Aug. 12 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Liverpool v. West Ham TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Southampton v. Burnley TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Manchester City NBCSN

Matchweek 2
Sat., Aug. 18 7:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Newcastle NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Tottenham v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Burnley v. Watford TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Everton v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. West Ham v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Arsenal NBC
Sun., Aug. 19 8:30 a.m. Manchester City v. Huddersfield NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 19 11 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 20 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Liverpool NBCSN

Matchweek 3
Sat., Aug. 25 7:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Arsenal v. West Ham TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Everton TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Fulham v. Burnley TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Southampton v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 12:30 p.m. Liverpool v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBC
Sun., Aug. 26 8:30 a.m. Watford v. Crystal Palace NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 26 11 a.m. Newcastle v. Chelsea NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 27 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 4
Sat., Sept. 1 7:30 a.m. Leicester City v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Burnley v. Manchester United TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Everton v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 12:30 p.m. Manchester City v. Newcastle NBC
Sun., Sept. 2 8:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 2 11 a.m. Watford v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 5
Sat., Sept. 15 7:30 a.m. Tottenham v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Arsenal TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 12:30 p.m. Watford v. Manchester United NBC
Sun., Sept. 16 8:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Burnley NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 16 11 a.m. Everton v. West Ham NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 17 3 p.m. Southampton v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBCSN

Matchweek 6
Sat., Sept. 22 7:30 a.m. Fulham v. Watford NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Cardiff City v. Manchester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Burnley v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Newcastle TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 12:30 p.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Tottenham NBC
Sun., Sept. 23 8:30 a.m. West Ham v. Chelsea NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 23 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Everton NBCSN

Matchweek 7
Sat., Sept. 29 7:30 a.m. West Ham v. Manchester United NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Tottenham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Arsenal v. Watford TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Everton v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 30 11 a.m. Cardiff City v. Burnley NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 1 3 p.m. Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace NBCSN

MLS preview: TFC, Seattle running out of time; Rooney vs. ATL

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Week 21 of the 2018 MLS season features 10 games on Saturday (nine) and Sunday (one). Here’s a few key storylines to keep an eye on…

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Jozy’s back, but is it too late?

It’s been nearly three months since Jozy Altidore last appeared for Toronto FC, and not much has changed with regard to the Reds’ place in the standings: they at south of the playoff line then (after going all-in on the CONCACAF Champions League), and they remain there ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chicago. Greg Vanney’s defending champions currently sit 11 points back of sixth place with 15 games left to play.

As for Altidore, he was hugely important in TFC’s run to the CCL final, but it would be a massive oversimplification to say his absence has been the only — or main, even — cause for struggles this season. In fact, it’s been injuries up and down the entire squad (every center back on the roster, multiple midfielders and playmakers, as well as Altidore). Finally, after months of walking wounded, nearly everyone is back and available for selection. TFC’s charge up the stands begins, presumably, soon.

Rooney makes DCU better, but by how much?

As I opined following his D.C. United debut last weekend, Wayne Rooney was quite good during the opening 32 minutes of his MLS career. That was against the Vancouver Whitecaps, one of the slowest playing teams in the entire league, though. On Saturday, Rooney and Co., will come up against something not so dissimilar to European quality and competition in Atlanta United.

There’s the level on competition to consider as Rooney continues on in his MLS journey, but also this: against Vancouver, there was very little flash or attempt at end product from Rooney, which was fine considering he quickly and smartly facilitated play and opened the field up for others to make and score the goals. The questions are: for how long is he happy to be a simple cog in the machine, and are United getting their money’s worth if that’s Rooney’s regular contribution?

What about Seattle?

Just like Toronto, the Seattle Sounders currently find themselves 11 points back of sixth place (though they do have one more game still to play). Just like Toronto, injuries have completely ruined the Sounders’ 2018 season. Just like Toronto, they have been to back-to-back MLS Cups, and won one. Just like Toronto, they can’t really miss the playoffs, can they?

Now, though, Raul Ruidiaz has been added for some much-needed firepower up top (the Peruvian is a back-to-back Golden Boot winner in Liga MX), Gustav Svensson is back from the World Cup, and Nicolas Lodeiro has shown signs of coming out of his slumber in recent weeks. Just like Toronto, Brian Schmetzer’s men have no choice but to begin their playoff chase on Saturday, when Vancouver comes to town.

Full weekend schedule

Atlanta United vs. D.C. United — 3:30 p.m. ET
Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps — 4 p.m. ET
Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC — 7 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Union vs. LA Galaxy — 7 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution — 7 p.m. ET
Columbus Crew SC vs. Orlando City SC — 7:30 p.m. ET
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas — 9 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids — 10 p.m. ET
Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact — 11 p.m. ET
Minnesota United vs. Los Angeles FC — 7 p.m. ET (Sunday)

Leicester sign Ward from Liverpool; Boufal out on loan

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LONDON (AP) — Leicester signed Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool on a four-year contract on Friday.

Ward dropped in the pecking order at Anfield following the arrival of Brazil goalie Alisson.

Leicester’s fourth signing of the offseason will offer competition to Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupovic.

Ward will join the team on Monday for a training camp in Austria.

“I’ve come here to develop my allround game and hopefully help deliver some more success,” he said.

Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal was sent to Spanish club Celta Vigo on a season-long loan.

Boufal came to Southampton in 2016 from Lille, and made 59 appearances, scoring four times.

The Moroccan fell out of favor with manager Mark Hughes at the end of last season.

Neymar says he’s staying at PSG; rumors “invented by the press”

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Neymar insists he is going nowhere this summer, that he’ll spend (at least) one more season at Paris Saint-Germain, and he intends to bring another handful of trophies back to the French capital in doing so.

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Speaking during a press conference on Friday, his first media availability session since Brazil were eliminated in the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals, the 26-year-old superstar went so far as to say that reports linking him with a move to other European mega-clubs (most notably, Real Madrid) were “invented by the press” — quotes from ESPN:

“Yes, I will stay in Paris. I have a contract with PSG. The speculation? The majority of it is invented by the press.

“I have a contract and people know the objective, the reason why I went to PSG. I want to win with this club and I hope this season will be wonderful.”

While it seems a no-brainer that PSG would want Neymar to stay, there’s unquestionably a case to be made that selling him would give them the financial flexibility needed to address needs elsewhere in the squad. N'Golo Kante, for instance, is reportedly transfer target no. 1 at the Parc des Princes, but sales will have to be made before a fee of that size can be paid, due to financial regulations.

Report: PSG in “advanced negotiations” for Kante, but must sell first

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N'Golo Kante might just be the best midfielder in the world, and he might just be leaving Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain in the coming days or weeks, as French newspaper Le Parisien has reported that the defending Ligue 1 champions are in “advanced negotiations” over a mega-bucks contract with the World Cup winner.

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The report goes so far as to say that a “provisional contract” has already been agreed. “Provisional,” in this instance, means there has likely been little — if any — contact between the two clubs thus far.

One major sticking point remains: following last summer’s outlandish spending spree, in which they shelled out nearly $500 million to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, PSG are in serious danger of failing to comply with financial regulations set forth by UEFA and could/would be banned from European competition should they fail to achieve compliance.

The likes of Angel Di Maria, Goncalo Guedes, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jese Rodriguez and Alphonse Areola have had their names floated as possible departures to recoup the necessary funds before paying another fee of (presumably) over $100 million.

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After helping the Blues to the Premier League title two seasons ago (and doing the same with Leicester City three campaigns gone by), Kante was powerless in saving Chelsea from themselves in 2017-18. They finished fifth in the PL and failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.

Given his age — 27 — it’s wholly understandable that Kante would prioritize playing in club soccer’s top competition (while also making even more money) every season going forward. Throw in the fact that uncertainty is the only certainty at Stamford Bridge these days, and trading west London for Paris — where Kante was born — starts to sounds pretty good, pretty quickly.

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