England's Jake Livermore feared that he would never play again after failing a drugs test in the aftermath of his son's death in 2014. Livermore was with Hull City when the tragedy struck and he took cocaine to help deal with the grief, which led to a suspension. "There was a stage in my life where I didn't think I was going to play at all, let alone get back playing for England," he said in quotes reported by The Mirror.
Hours after his side’s 6-0 thrashing of Honduras to resuscitate dreams of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, Bruce Arena announced on Saturday five changes to the U.S. national team roster ahead of Tuesday’s qualifier against Panama. [ FOLLOW: All of PST’s USMNT coverage | MLS ] John Brooks (sinus infection), Sebastian Lletget (foot), Jordan Morris (knee) and Michael Orozco (knee) were all released back to their club teams, while Club Tijuana midfielder Paul Arriola was added to the squad. Brooks dealt with the sinus infection throughout USMNT camp this past week, as Morris did his knee injury which he picked up last weekend. Lletget left Friday’s win over Honduras in the 18th minute and will
Arsenal have been urged to loosen the purse strings and sign Antoine Griezmann. Arsene Wenger has traditionally refrained from spending big in the transfer market – but recent poor results has drawn criticism and uncertainty over his future. The Gunners have not won a Premier League game since February's 2-0 success over Hull City – leading to Wenger's men dropping out of the top four.