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Aguero is a 'legend' – Guardiola plans celebration as record approaches

Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City “legend” Sergio Aguero, after the striker moved within three goals of the club’s all-time record. The Argentina forward scored his sixth Premier League hat-trick as City beat Watford 6-0 on Saturday. The 29-year-old has 175 goals since joining City in 2011, with Eric Brook holding the club record of 177 goals. “Hopefully that [the record] will happen very soon, and we can have a big celebration,” said Guardiola. Ex-England winger Brook, who was at City from 1928-1940, scored his goals in 494 appearances. Aguero has…

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Swansea City make no special plans to shut down Harry Kane as Tottenham team are full of talent – Paul Clement

Swansea will make no special plans to shut out in-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane at Wembley. Kane has scored six goals in four games for club and country with his well-documented failure to score in August again already a distant memory. The 24-year-old England striker has scored four goals in his last two Spurs appearances, taking him past the 100 mark for the London club. “You have to make sure you’re trying to control him (Kane) because he has a lot of different qualities,” Swansea head coach Paul Clement said….

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Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay is tied to the price of coverage on the health insurance markets created by the Obama-era law, but these consumers get no protection from the law’s tax credits, which cushion against rising premiums. Instead they pay full freight and bear the brunt…

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Barcelona continue to target Philippe Coutinho with plans to complete 'one or two' more signings

Ousmane Dembele was presented as a Barcelona player on Monday Monday, August 28, 2017 Barcelona are ready to keep spending after parading £135.5m new boy Ousmane Dembele at the Nou Camp. Around 17,000 fans attended Barcelona’s official unveiling ceremony on Monday for the 20-year-old France winger, who sealed his switch from Borussia Dortmund. The fee agreed between the two clubs – an initial £96.8million with add-ons potentially taking it to £135.5million – makes the player the second most expensive in history. It is eclipsed only by Neymar’s £200.6million move from Barcelona…

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North Korea flaunts plans for new ballistic missiles

North Korea appears to have revealed details of two as-yet untested missile systems in its press coverage of a factory inspection by the country’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Photographs released by KCNA state news agency to go with a report on Mr Kim’s visit to a facility at the Academy of Defence Sciences facility show wall charts describing the missiles, called Hwasong-13 and Pukguksong-3. Hwasong-13 appears to be a three-stage ICBM (Inter Continental Ballistic Missile), while the chart showing Pukguksong-3, although largely obscured by officials, is an Submarine Launched Ballistic…

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Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

The Senate health committee will hold two hearings early next month on how the nation’s individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized, as party leaders grasp for a fresh path following the collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. GOP and Democratic leaders are exploring whether they can craft a bipartisan but limited bill aimed at curbing rising premiums for people who buy their own insurance. In many markets, consumers are seeing steeply rising premiums and fewer insurers willing…

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West Ham NOT making plans to replace Slaven Bilic as manager – talkSPORT sources

Slaven Bilic is out of contract at the end of the season Tuesday, August 22, 2017 West Ham are NOT considering alternatives for Slaven Bilic as manager, sources close to the club have told talkSPORT. Reports on Tuesday’s newspapers claimed the Hammers are considering ditching their boss following their disappointing start to the Premier League season. West Ham have lost both of their first two games of the new campaign – against Manchester United and Southampton – and it has been suggested Bilic’s future is now in doubt. According to the report,…

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