Mourinho calls Man City ‘disrespectful’ in documentary

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suggested Premier League rival Manchester City was “disrespectful” and lacking “class” in a behind-the-scenes documentary that was released this week.

Amazon’s eight-part documentary of City’s title-winning year in the Premier League last season gave a TV crew almost unlimited access to players and managerial staff, offering insight into Pep Guardiola’s locker room.

“I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don’t need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie,” Mourinho said. “You can be a rich club and buy all the best players in the world, but you cannot buy class.”

Speaking in an interview with British broadcaster Sky Sports, Mourinho didn’t refer to any particular passage of the documentary, entitled “All or Nothing: Manchester City.” In one section, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne talked about his struggles when he was at Chelsea under Mourinho.

Guardiola does not think the documentary will expose his secrets.

“When we accept the cameras to be inside for 24 hours a day, that kind of thing can happen,” Guardiola said. “I think there was nothing special. I think the people are going to see how a football team lives behind the scenes.

“The players make the tactics,” he added. “Not my ideas, it’s the players who make the tactics.”

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Kenedy misses penalty as Newcastle and Cardiff draw

CARDIFF, Wales — Brazilian Kenedy missed a last-minute penalty as 10-man Newcastle wasted the chance to beat Cardiff on Saturday, both teams picking up their first point of the Premier League season following a goalless draw.

Newcastle looked set to steal all three points when a penalty was awarded in added time, but Kenedy — who could have been sent off in the first half — couldn’t capitalize as Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge saved his second penalty in as many league matches.

Promoted Cardiff had appeared the more likely to win when Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden was sent off midway through the second half.

Much of the goalmouth action came in the opening stages with Kenedy and Ayoze Perez testing Etheridge, while Perez also displayed his worth at the other end, clearing a goalbound Sol Bamba header away from goal.

Kenedy was fortunate to avoid a red card when he lashed out at Cardiff midfielder Victor Camarasa with a petulant kick 10 minutes before halftime, but Newcastle’s luck ran out after the break.

Hayden was left bemused as referee Craig Pawson sent him off — 20 minutes after he’d come on as a halftime substitute — for a tackle on Josh Murphy that appeared to have little malicious intent.

Cardiff was unable to capitalize on the advantage and it was Newcastle who pressed late on. Japan striker Yoshinori Muto, a late substitute, won a penalty when his cross struck the hand of home defender Sean Morrison.

Kenedy stepped up for virtually the last kick of the game and had his tame attempt kept out by Etheridge, who also saved Callum Wilson’s spot-kick a week earlier during Cardiff’s opening-day defeat to Bournemouth.

The penalty miss completed a disappointing performance from midfielder Kenedy, who is on loan from Chelsea.

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Report: Bills’ McCarron out several weeks with fractured collarbone

Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture in his collarbone Friday and will miss several weeks, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The #Bills did, in fact, lose AJ McCarron to a hairline fracture, throwing their QB battle into flux. He’s going to miss several weeks, but no exact timeline https://t.co/sLNAdhghbI

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2018

No exact timeline has been established for McCarron’s return.

More to come.

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