Tottenham begin their 2018-19 campaign away to Newcastle United this afternoon in a repeat of last season’s Premier League opener.

Both clubs start the new season in far from ideal situations with the Magpies having endured another frustrating summer transfer window under Mike Ashley’s ownership on Tyneside.

Spurs meanwhile kick off their campaign with a host of first-team players not fit in the eyes of manager Mauricio Pochettino, having returned to training late following their post-World Cup breaks.

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Start time

Newcastle vs Tottenham kicks off at 12:30m BST on Saturday, August 11.
TV, online and live stream coverage

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

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Standard Sport will also keep you up to date through our LIVE match blog.

Texans vs Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs kick off the preseason hosting the Houston Texans on Thursday night. The final outcome of the game doesn’t hold any real meaning, but it’s the first chance to see how this Patrick Mahomes led Chiefs team will come together in 2018.

Check out photos of the best cheerleaders in the NFL as they cheered on the Texans against the Chiefs. The two teams have met each other 10 times (including 1 postseason game), with the Houston Texans winning 4 games and the Kansas City Chiefs winning 6 games.

You don’t want to miss a Patrick Mahomes game, and the first one of the season arrives with the Chiefs’ preseason opener at 7:30 Thursday night against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. The Houston Texans have a chance to be one of the more improved teams in the league after winning just four games last season.

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The San Francisco 49ers have attracted a lot of attention as a team that could post a breakout season and earn a playoff berth in 2018. They seem to be a team on the rise and fans will get a first look at them when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night (7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, NFL Network).

What: San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys (preseason game)
When: Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
TV: NFL Network
Watch online: NFL gamepass

The Cowboys will open their exhibition campaign on the road, traveling up the California coast to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams missed the playoffs in 2017 and hope to rebound. Dallas has been riding the roller coaster since 2013, making the playoffs each even year. The 49ers are looking to make the postseason for the first time in five seasons.

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Three Patriot League football student-athletes were selected to the 2018 STATS FCS Preseason All-America squad when it was announced on Tuesday. Lehigh senior running back Dominick Bragalone and Bucknell senior punter Alex Pechin were selected to the first-team, while Colgate junior defensive lineman Nick Wheeler was named to the third-team.

Lehigh senior running back
Dominick Bragalone

, a consensus first team All-American a season ago, picks up his second major preseason All-America award, having been recognized by HERO Sports in June. He was also named the Patriot League’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year last week.

Bragalone enters his senior season off a 2017 campaign in which he led the FCS in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns and scoring. He finished seventh in the balloting for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in the FCS.

In 11 games, Bragalone rushed for 1,388 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history, and 18 touchdowns, while adding four more receiving touchdowns. Bragalone was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and was a consensus first team All-American. He rushed for more than 100 yards in each of Lehigh’s final seven regular season games, including a pair of 200-yard efforts.

Bragalone enters his senior season with 3,567 career rushing yards and 39 rushing touchdowns. He is 129 yards shy of Lehigh’s career rushing record, held by Rabih Abdullah ’97 and three rushing touchdowns short of the school mark held by Rod Gardner ’77. Bragalone also stands just 36 points shy of Lehigh’s career scoring record (306) held by Erick Torain ’91.

For More Information on Dom Bragalone Read the Lehigh Football Release

Pechin, a 2017 STATS Third Team All-American and two-time All-Patriot League First Team honoree, enters his senior year as Bucknell’s record holder with a 43.3 career punting average. In 2017 as a junior, he posted a punting average of 45.1, which was good for third in the NCAA FCS ranks and shattered his previous single-season school record by three yards.

Of Pechin’s 72 punts, tied for the second-highest total in school history, 26 sailed for at least 50 yards, 34 fell inside the 20 and 22 went for fair catches. In the 2017 finale at Fordham, he averaged a career-high 50.9 yards per punt. That average was bolstered by three punts of at least 60 yards, including the sixth- (67) and ninth- (64) longest punts in school history.

At the conclusion of the 2017 campaign, Pechin was also recognized for his excellent work in the classroom. The Biomedical Engineering/Management for Engineers major was honored as the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was a finalist for STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award and was named to the Academic All-Patriot League and FCS ADA Academic All-Star Teams.