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Rooney back with a bang for Everton Rooney back with a bang for Everton
- August 13, 2017

The returning boyhood Blue popped up in first-half stoppage time to steer a header past Jack Butland with what proved to be the victor, although it took a terrific save from Jordan Pickford to preserve the points at the death in the second half. (more...)
London 2017: Farah finishes with 5000m silver London 2017: Farah finishes with 5000m silver
- August 13, 2017

However in the final 1,000m Farah started to struggle as the 23-year-old Edris and compatriot Yomif Kejelcha really upped the pace. "I gave 110 per cent", he said in the immediate aftermath. "I got boxed in early on - it doesn't normally happen - and couldn't get out". British team-mate Andrew Butchart finished eighth in 13mins 38.73secs. (more...)
Conor McGregor plans to rule fight game with 'iron fist' Conor McGregor plans to rule fight game with 'iron fist'
- August 13, 2017

We don't think he can go past four rounds. He was badly, badly concussed after those rounds. The sparring partners that were in the house with him were anxious that night, saying he's incoherent, he's stumbling. White maintains this shows McGregor in the ascendancy. "So wherever there's a fight, you'll see me". "What better way for a guy like him to exit under a load of questions and mysterious [circumstances]". (more...)
Two-goal Mounie helps Huddersfield to shock win at Palace Two-goal Mounie helps Huddersfield to shock win at Palace
- August 13, 2017

The 24-year-old is seen by many as the key player for Palace this season, as they look to try and achieve a respectable position in the Premier League this year, although it will depend on how well he can perform. "I am looking forward to having the opportunity to play with the number of talented ball players that are already in this squad at the club". "We were a lot of times very close to make the 2-1 and if we make the 2-1 I have a very good feeling that we at least get a point". (more...)
The Bills traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams The Bills traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams
- August 12, 2017

The Rams also received a sixth-round pick in 2018. Additionally, the Bills traded corner back Ronald Darby to Philadelphia in exchange for wide receiver Jordan Matthews and the Eagles' 2018 third round pick. 1 receiver to anchor their receiving corps. While Matthews won't necessarily replace Watkins in terms of role, he'll replace him in terms of production. (more...)
Three men who could upstage Spieth and McIlroy Three men who could upstage Spieth and McIlroy
- August 11, 2017

What he has done, however, is win twice at Quail Hollow and lost another in a playoff. "We need to be ready for that", Cooper said. "Most of the time you are hitting into the fat of the green because you're hitting such long irons or hybrids", he said. (more...)
Mayweather Dedicates McGregor Fight To Mayweather Dedicates McGregor Fight To "All The Blacks Around The World"
- August 11, 2017

The venue is set and the fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas . The biggest names in combats sports are now in the final phases of their training camps, which are both taking place in 'Sin City' . Mayweather hasn't fought since he defeated Andre Berto on September 12, 2015. McGregor is known for his aggression as an MMA fighter - he once knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds - and Mayweather conceded his own days as a heavy puncher have gone. (more...)
Rafa Benitez Has Contacted Arsene Wenger Over Possible Signing of Arsenal Striker Rafa Benitez Has Contacted Arsene Wenger Over Possible Signing of Arsenal Striker
- August 11, 2017

Benitez was frustrated to lose out on Tammy Abraham and Willy Caballero earlier in the summer. "It is important for the fans to understand that this year will be totally different. Benitez blamed inflated prices for Newcastle's struggles. "If we are still in the race it's because we believe there's a possibility and we will continue to fight because the truth is the player is looking forward to joining us". (more...)
Branden Albert changes his mind about playing for Jaguars Branden Albert changes his mind about playing for Jaguars
- August 10, 2017

If it's not a decision based on finances, Albert certainly hasn't said so. As we've previously mentioned, Robinson has been on fire and has without a question been the team's best player during training camp. To that end, Albert skipped voluntary offseason work, but general manger Dave Caldwell never wavered in refusing to rework Albert's deal. The 32-year-old Albert surprised coach Doug Marrone last week by walking into his office and saying he planned to retire. (more...)
Miami Dolphins star wide receiver under investigation Miami Dolphins star wide receiver under investigation
- August 09, 2017

The Broward County State Attorney's office addressed the investigation in an e-mail Monday stating the allegations were still being reviewed and that it was uncertain whether Landry would be charged. The 24-year-old Landry is in his fourth National Football League season out of Louisiana State University. He and his agent have been lobbying for a multiyear contract extension this offseason after the former LSU standout caught 94 passes for 1,136 yards and scored four touchdowns a year ago. (more...)
Sara Errani faces two-month ban after failing drugs test Sara Errani faces two-month ban after failing drugs test
- August 09, 2017

Italian tennis player Sara Errani has blamed her mother's breast cancer medication for a doping violation that will see her suspended from the sport for two months. The ban will be effective August 3 and comes months after she initially accepted the violation in April, but was given an opportunity to present evidence to a panel. (more...)
Athletics: Tributes for Betty Cuthbert Athletics: Tributes for Betty Cuthbert
- August 08, 2017

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has extended its "condolences to the Cuthbert family, her friends, her carer Rhonda Gillam and a nation that idolised the track great". Betty Cuthbert doing what she loved most. "I once as asked Betty how she would like to be remembered and she said "I never want to be forgotten.' Her triumphs on the athletic track will make sure she will always be remembered as the 'Golden Girl" of 1956 and the wonderful comeback to win the 400m in Tokyo in 1964". (more...)
Kohli hails banned Jadeja after win against Sri Lanka Kohli hails banned Jadeja after win against Sri Lanka
- August 08, 2017

Dishing out eight days of flawless cricket, India had outplayed Sri Lanka to clinch a rare overseas series win after just two Tests, but the enthusiasm that normally accompanies their Test triumphs outside the country was missing. Given a surprise debut against Australia in Dharamsala, interestingly as the replacement for the injured Kohli, Kuldeep made full use of that opportunity, taking four first innings wickets. (more...)
Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Storylines, players to watch in Community Shield Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Storylines, players to watch in Community Shield
- August 07, 2017

Elneny turned in one of his best performances yet for Arsenal to help Arsene Wenger's side remain in the contest after they fell behind to a Victor Moses goal at the start of the second half. And things got worse for the Blues a minute later. Another summer signing Sead Kolasinac is on the bench, along with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Olivier Giroud , Theo Walcott and Joe Willock. (more...)
England set to take big lead against South Africa
- August 07, 2017

In reply, England's openers, Cook and Jennings, started cautiously against the twin new-ball threat of Morkel and Kagiso Rabada - nearly too cautiously in Jennings' case, who, after failing to get off the mark from his first 13 deliveries, poked uncertainly down the line to Rabada, and squirted a fast but eminently catchable chance into the cordon. (more...)
Vijender Singh vs Zulpikar Maimaitiali Vijender Singh vs Zulpikar Maimaitiali
- August 06, 2017

A confident Vijender has dubbed his Chinese opponent as inexperienced. The comment did not go well with the top Chinese Boxer and he reacted saying that "I will show Vijender what Chinese are capable of, we have shown India time, and again what China is capable of, it's time that Vijender too learns his lesson" Zulpikar said when asked. (more...)
Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors player hits 74 on pro golf debut Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors player hits 74 on pro golf debut
- August 06, 2017

Curry finished at 8-over for the tournament, ahead of four players, with the 66 players who shot 3-under or better advancing to weekend play. "As soon as he said my name on the first tee I could barely feel my hands, I had to try to take a deep breath". (more...)
Van Dijk wants exit, Saints won't sell Van Dijk wants exit, Saints won't sell
- August 05, 2017

This could threaten Liverpool's plan to land the player; but only if the player does change his stance of being interested in a switch to Liverpool. He'd effectively replace fellow countryman Virgil van Dijk , who is on the verge of a move to Liverpool . I can't say no more, because the situation is the boy is aside of the team because he don't want to play for us. (more...)
Maria Sharapova withdraws from Stanford Classic with injury Maria Sharapova withdraws from Stanford Classic with injury
- August 04, 2017

Sharapova said: 'I am so sorry to be missing Rogers Cup this year. Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew Thursday from next week's WTA Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto with a sore left forearm, Tennis Canada announced. (more...)
'Man Utd will sign me on deadline day', says Usain Bolt 'Man Utd will sign me on deadline day', says Usain Bolt
- August 03, 2017

Meanwhile, the IAAF has voted unanimously to maintain Russia's ban from global track and field competition as there are still issues that need to be resolved regarding the country's anti-doping fight. "Anyone who decides when they need to walk away from anything they do is a great feeling", Bolt said. "And my coach gave me my space, he gave me time to get over it". (more...)
Yankees Acquire Jamie Garcia From Twins Yankees Acquire Jamie Garcia From Twins
- August 01, 2017

The lefty comes seasoned with seven games of postseason experience, including two starts for the Cardinals in 2011. These guys, they can swing it a little bit. After the Twins added a run in the third, the fourth inning was the final straw for Cotton. He threw 89 pitches and left the game trailing 5-0. Pretty good movement on the fastball. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo appears in Spanish court over tax fraud Cristiano Ronaldo appears in Spanish court over tax fraud
- August 01, 2017

The 32-year-old entered the Pozuelo de Alarcon court in Madrid in a auto with tinted windows via an underground garage to avoid the glare of the dozens of cameras gathered outside. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho also is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities to the tune of 3.3 million euros during 2011 and 2012, while coach of Real Madrid . (more...)
Ninkovich retirement could be coming Ninkovich retirement could be coming
- July 31, 2017

After Ninkovich announced his retirement from the National Football League on Sunday, both Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft lauded the 33-year-old linebacker for an 11-year career that saw him win a pair of Super Bowls with the Patriots . (more...)
Jon Jones TKOs Daniel Cormier in Third Round Jon Jones TKOs Daniel Cormier in Third Round
- July 31, 2017

The stage was set for the main event of UFC 214 . "I want to take this time to thank "DC" for being my greatest rival and motivator", Jones said. Brock Lesnar's return to the octagon continues to look more and more likely, as the former UFC heavyweight champion has issued yet another response to a Jon Jones taunt. (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp jokes about £268m bid for Naby Keita Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp jokes about £268m bid for Naby Keita
- July 31, 2017

The 22-year-old has emerged as Jurgen Klopp's number one target, though the Reds have had two club-record bids of £57 million and £66m both rejected out of hand. Keita scored eight goals and registered seven assists in the league as Leipzig finished second in its first Bundesliga campaign, earning Champions League qualification. (more...)
Vikings Sign CB Xavier Rhodes To Contract Extension Vikings Sign CB Xavier Rhodes To Contract Extension
- July 31, 2017

Throughout his career, Rhodes has totaled 236 tackles, 7 INTs, 68 PBUs, 8 TFLs, 2 FFs. He was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time as a result of that performance and the Vikings will be hoping for more of the same over the life of his new deal. (more...)
For me, it's always the team first, says Ravichandran Ashwin For me, it's always the team first, says Ravichandran Ashwin
- July 31, 2017

Dinesh Chandimal is expected to return to lead the Sri Lanka team in the second Test against India at the SSC next week, after recovering from a bout of pneumonia that kept him out of the first Test in Galle . In the pics, they were seen chilling in the resort alongside KL Rahul, who missed the opening Test due to viral flu. India will be playing Test matches away and it was important for Kohli to have some runs under his belt. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino confirms that Tottenham will move in the transfer market Mauricio Pochettino confirms that Tottenham will move in the transfer market
- July 30, 2017

They want to have that passion. Chelsea manager Conte also implied that Spurs are not a big club and the expectations on them are not as great as the others in the top six. "I don't know why so many managers are focused on our club". "It means we have good players". "But I think they all have great conditions also to win the title". (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte: I lose three kilograms during a game Chelsea boss Conte: I lose three kilograms during a game
- July 30, 2017

It was his actions on the touchline that have also excited fans throughout the previous year. "It is our last game before we play Arsenal and for me it's important to help my players find their feet as soon as possible". Conte has managed some of the biggest and brightest stars in the game since he became a manager, with the ex-Italy worldwide taking charge of Chelsea , Juve, the Italian national team, Siena and Atalanta throughout his decade long time in the dugout. (more...)
India crush Lanka by 304 runs India crush Lanka by 304 runs
- July 30, 2017

Karunaratne hit a marathon 97 off 208 balls inclusive of nine boundaries but failed to make an impact on the Indians who were dominant. Earlier, India decided against enforcing the follow-on even after taking a mammoth 309-run first innings lead. (more...)
England to bat in third South African Test England to bat in third South African Test
- July 29, 2017

England's top three have struggled to get going in the series, performing well in only the second innings of the first test. Over 76: England 249-5 (Stokes 58, Bairstow 32) Tidy over from Maharaj with Bairstow scrambling a singleoff the final ball. (more...)
MLB Predictions: With Sale pitching, will Red Sox-Mariners go under? 7/26/17 MLB Predictions: With Sale pitching, will Red Sox-Mariners go under? 7/26/17
- July 27, 2017

It's been fun to watch. Paxton (10-3) allowed four hits and didn't walk a batter. "We just felt like we're capable of maybe a higher run total to date". Eduardo Nunez drove in two runs in his final game with San Francisco. Danny Valencia, who struck out in his first three at-bats and grounded into a double play in his fourth, led off the 10th with a single to right field. (more...)
Yankees survive triple play, top Reds Yankees survive triple play, top Reds
- July 27, 2017

Tuesday is somewhat of a full-circle homecoming for Frazier, as his first game in physical pinstripes sees the Cincinnati Reds in the other dugout. "I threw my curveball well when I needed it to put somebody away, and I threw a couple good sliders". (more...)
Suns' Brandon Knight suffers torn ACL, likely to miss entire National Basketball Association season Suns' Brandon Knight suffers torn ACL, likely to miss entire National Basketball Association season
- July 27, 2017

It was due to the Kyrie Irving's trade request , as the Suns were viewed, and still are, one of the possible landing spots for the All-Star point guard. Last season he was in the starting lineup only five times, as he mostly came off the bench. Knight appeared in 54 games last season for the Suns , averaging 11 points and 2.4 assists in 21.1 minutes per game. (more...)
Real Madrid's PS161m Mbappe deal
- July 26, 2017

According to the Marca report, Real are set to pay between 150 and 160m euros with add-ons of between 20 and 30m for Mbappe, dwarfing the current world transfer record of 105m Manchester United paid to lure Paul Pogba from Juventus past year. (more...)
Southampton star says the club will welcome back van Dijk Southampton star says the club will welcome back van Dijk
- July 25, 2017

The Reds boss has been chasing the 25-year-old Netherlands worldwide central defender since the end of last season, but they dropped their interest and issued an apology to the Saints when accused of trying to tap up the former Celtic man. (more...)
Spieth The Open favorite after seizing share of lead in Round 1 Spieth The Open favorite after seizing share of lead in Round 1
- July 24, 2017

With a short game as sharp as it has been all year, and a 3-wood that turned out a lot better than it looked and led to an eagle, Spieth seized control with a 1-under 69 that gave him a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar going into the weekend. (more...)
Cruz's 10th-inning single lifts Mariners past Yankees 6-5 Cruz's 10th-inning single lifts Mariners past Yankees 6-5
- July 24, 2017

That prompted Yankees manager Joe Girardi to bring on pinch-runner Jacoby Ellsbury . An out later, Gamel homered to right, his sixth. Tanaka, who fell to his ninth loss of the season despite 7-2/3 solid innings in his last start against the Boston Red Sox last Sunday, allowed seven hits in six innings while striking out six and walking none. (more...)
Jerry Jones: 'Absolutely Nothing' To Domestic Violence Charges Against Elliott Jerry Jones: 'Absolutely Nothing' To Domestic Violence Charges Against Elliott
- July 24, 2017

One of Elliott's representatives didn't return a message seeking comment. Elliott and the NFL Players Association recently responded to the league's findings from its investigation, according to NFL.com. "I'm talking about just learning that your every move will be scrutinized and how in this day and time it will be looked at from many vantage points". (more...)
Kuchar aiming to come of age at British Open
- July 23, 2017

One of the more famous incidents was at Muirfield in 2002, when Tiger Woods was going after the third leg of the Grand Slam, two shots behind going into the third round. "I think it's the fairest links golf course we play, it rewards great golf", said Rose. "Conditions were really hard today", he said. "I lined up way left with the whipping wind off the left, just to open the face and have [the ball] get anywhere around or over the green", he said. (more...)
Wenger: No substance to fresh Sanchez PSG rumours Wenger: No substance to fresh Sanchez PSG rumours
- July 23, 2017

Arsenal are not in a position to challenge for the English title, let alone be crowned the best in Europe, much to Sanchez's frustration. Arsène Wenger reiterated his belief that the club had no option but to keep the striker, while on tour in Australia and China. (more...)
Miller gets clowned by Thomas as Grace shoots 62
- July 23, 2017

He also equaled the record for the lowest ever round on the European Tour when he shot a 12-under-par 60 at Kingsbarns in his 2012 victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. "Obviously, now it makes it even more special than what it was". "Twenty-eight putts is quite a few putts to shoot 62", Miller said of Grace's round. (more...)
Panthers sign OG Turner to four-year extension Panthers sign OG Turner to four-year extension
- July 22, 2017

There were reports of preliminary negotiations back in June between the team and Turner, and it's hard to imagine Hurney bridged the remaining gap a day after he was hired. The 24-year-old was a third-round pick out of LSU and quickly moved up to start during his rookie season. On Thursday the franchise extended guard Trai Turner . (more...)
Sergio Garcia injures shoulder while attacking bush with golf club Sergio Garcia injures shoulder while attacking bush with golf club
- July 22, 2017

Immediately, the Masters champion put his hand to his shoulder and required attention from the on-course physiotherapist. He should not have done that, because he ended up hurting his shoulder. "It still feels a little bit sore but [the physiotherapist] said it wasn't strained.hopefully it will be better in the next few days". "Fortunately for me I didn't". (more...)
Cubs have inquired about Rangers' Yu Darvish Cubs have inquired about Rangers' Yu Darvish
- July 22, 2017

That's why it's not a complete surprise to see Jeff Passan reporting that Texas is "gauging" potential trade packages for their ace , Yu Darvish , to see if it's worth more to them to give it one last go or to try to gain prospects for the righty prior to his free agency. (more...)
LeBron James 'frustrated' with Cavaliers' offseason LeBron James 'frustrated' with Cavaliers' offseason
- July 20, 2017

Of course, it's easy to blame Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert because he made the decision to part ways with general manager David Griffin and vice president Trent Redden during a critical time in the offseason. Butler was later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. With Simmons, Joel Embiid , Markelle Fultz, J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric, and a ton of cap space, maybe Philadelphia is truly a realistic destination for James . (more...)
Chargers' Williams could miss season Chargers' Williams could miss season
- July 20, 2017

He sat out organized team activities and the club's minicamp, but his back has not improved. Wide receivers Keenan Allen , Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman also missed time this spring because of injuries, although there's no sign that any similar concerns about availability for the coming season exist for that trio. (more...)
Tour de France Stage 16: Trouble for Team Quick-Step
- July 19, 2017

Behind Froome - who maintains a slender 18-second advantage of Italian national champion Fabio Aru - there were changes in top 10 at Martin's expense. Jack was killing it at the end. The Tour de France is the world's biggest and most iconic cycling race. It happens. It's unfortunate. We submit our takes on the subject, along with a fiery take from a former Tour de France victor. (more...)
France's Macron urges resumption of Mideast peace talks France's Macron urges resumption of Mideast peace talks
- July 18, 2017

He stressed also that he would never concede to "anti-Zionism" because it represents the new form of anti-Semitism. "Not a single German was involved", Macron said, adding that he rejects "those who wish to say that Vichy's France wasn't representative of the French nation because "the Nazis knew they could count on the obedience" of that government and thousands of Frenchmen serving it". (more...)
Tiemoue Bakayoko joins Chelsea from Monaco
- July 16, 2017

Monaco midfielder Bakayoko has all-but confirmed his move to Stamford Bridge, with the club set to officially announce the deal in the next 24 hours. Chelsea remain in the market for a striker with Antonio Conte not preferring to work with Diego Costa for the next season. As the Mail tweeted their story detailing Bakayoko's Chelsea medical, they again mentioned how Conte's side had beaten United to the player. (more...)