Reports in Germany claim Chelsea have met with Thomas Tuchel about replacing Antonio Conte as their manager. With relations said to be strained between Conte and Chelsea’s board following a summer of unrest regarding a lack of transfers, the Diego Costa situation and more for the reigning Premier League champions, losing to Arsenal in the Community Shield and then their Premier League opening to Burnley was far from an ideal start. Tuchel, 43, has been out of work since leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season and Sport Bild is reporting that Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia has approached Tuchel about replacing Conte, while it is also stated that former Barca boss Luis Enrique is a contender.
We're two weeks out from the Eagles' season opener at Washington. Fantasy football is back. Sunday afternoons will be fun again. All (not really) will be well in the world again. And count Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson as excited as we all are. Johnson on Wednesday penned an article on The Players' Tribune that touches on everything from his 10-game suspension last season for performance-enhancing drugs to the Dallas Cowboys to Washington, which has beaten the Eagles five straight times — the Birds' longest losing streak to the Washington football team since a six-game streak 1981-84 (h/t to CSNPhilly's resident stat guy Reuben Frank). We have gathered our favorite tidbits from Johnson's
Klay Thompson is unintentionally hilarious. He's one of the best quotes in the NBA. On Wednesday, he spoke with The Athletic's Anthony Slater. One topic discussed -- the report that Cavs GM Koby Altman called the Warriors to discuss a potential Klay for Kyrie Irving deal. “It's really cool. It shows the Warriors believe in me and these other teams want me to be a part of their success. So I appreciate it. I've been in trade rumors forever. Everyone has. Except for maybe LeBron James, Steph — well, even Steph early in his career. "It's part of the business. It is flattering and I do appreciate it.” Back in October 2014, Klay signed a 4-year extension worth $68,979,450. He will make $17,826,150