No PSG contact over Sanchez: Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday he has had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) regarding Alexis Sanchez, who will miss the start of the season through injury. Sanchez, 28, has been linked with a move to PSG, who have just completed a worldrecord US$264mn swoop for Barcelona superstar Neymar. But Wenger said he had not heard from PSG president Nasser al Khelaifi and referred to French media reports suggesting PSG are more interested in signing Monaco's Kylian Mbappe. "It's a long time I didn't speak to Nasser, because it's certainly very busy to complete the transfer of Neymar," Wenger told a press conference at Arsenal's London Colney base.
Chapocoense loses again in Lyon
Tragedy-hit Chapecoense played a second match inside 24 hours on Tuesday and lost for the second time in Europe as Lyon beat it 2-1 in a friendly in Decines-Charpieu, France. On Monday, 65,000 people packed into the Camp Nou to see Barcelona thrash the Brazilians 5-0. Tuesday night's game was a more low-key affair in front of just 1,500 people at Lyon's training ground. Tulio de Melo opened the scoring for the Brazilians on 15 minutes but goals from Myziane Maolida (25) and Amine Gouiri (65) gave the French side, who aligned a second string team, victory.
Shwartzman stuns Thiem in Montreal
Argentina's Diego Schwartzman saved four match points to shock third-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 on Tuesday in the second round of the ATP Montreal Masters. Croatian Borna Coric breezed past Russian lucky loser Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second-round meeting with top-seeded Rafael Nadal.
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