Brighton and Hove Albion has signed midfielder Adam Lallana on a free transfer from champion Liverpool, the Premier League club announced on Monday. The out-of-contract Lallana, who has won 34 England caps, found himself increasingly on the fringes at Anfield during its title run this season and was expected to leave the club.
The 32-year-old joined Liverpool in 2014 after making his name with Southampton.
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will open IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 19 as BCCI announced the full schedule on Sunday for the tournament set to begin in two weeks' time.As expected the season opener will pit the two biggest names in the competition. 24 matches will be played at Dubai's Dubai International Stadium, while Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Stadium will play host to 20 matches. The iconic Emirate of Sharjah will have 12 matches at the revamped Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The league stages will also witness a total of ten double-headers.Full scheduleSeptember 19 -- 7:30PM ABU DHABI MUMBAI INDIANS vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGSSeptember 20 --7:30PM DUBAI DELHI CAPITALS vs KINGS XI PUNJABSeptember 21 --7:30PM DUBAI SUNRISERS HYDERABADvs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORESeptember 22 ..
Lewis Hamilton took the blame for the race-losing penalty in the Italian GP, but nonetheless hailed Pierre Gasly's stunning victory success, remarking that the Frenchman was "dropped from the top team and now he's beat the top team".After poor starts to the race for title rivals Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton dominantly pulled away from McLaren's Carlos Sainz up front and appeared on course for a comfortable 90th career win to further stretch his large championship advantage.But Hamilton's race - and the destination of the Monza victory - turned around suddenly after the Safety Car was called when Kevin Magnussen's Haas broke down by the side of the pit-lane entry.Hamilton headed for the pits as is often customary under caution periods - but, due to the positioning of the stricken Haas car, race..
Lionel Messi announced on Friday that he will stay at Barcelona, but he did not say until when.The 33-year-old has just one year left on his contract and he will be free to negotiate with clubs from January.So, the question has to be posed: will he opt to leave, as he wanted to this summer, or will Barcelona be able to keep the best player in their history?Next summer, Messi's 700 million euro release clause will no longer be in place and he will be able to leave without having any legal battles with the club, while Josep Maria Bartomeu will no longer be president, with elections having been called for March 2021.How things go on the pitch and at board level may go some way towards Messi opting to extend his stay at Barcelona beyond June 30, 2021.Nobody really knows how Barcelona will play under Ronald Koeman..