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UEFA puts Paris Saint-Germain finances under investigation UEFA puts Paris Saint-Germain finances under investigation
- September 06, 2017

Like many other clubs in this insane transfer window, PSG have circumvented the rules by securing Mbappe on a season-long loan, and are to make the deal permanent next summer for a whopping 180 million euros ($214 million). President of Spain's La Liga, Javier Tebas , believes PSG can not possibly comply with FFP without using inflated sponsorship deals from Qatari companies way above market value and has labelled the system "financial doping". (more...)
Marcus Rashford starts, Raheem Sterling axed for England v Slovakia Marcus Rashford starts, Raheem Sterling axed for England v Slovakia
- September 05, 2017

The game was only three minutes old when Rashford, preferred to Raheem Sterling after replacing him during Friday's flattering 4-0 win in Malta, gifted possession to Adam Nemec who played in Lobotka to poke the ball past the advancing Joe Hart . (more...)
Lukaku: I don't fear Zlatan... we need him at Man Utd! Lukaku: I don't fear Zlatan... we need him at Man Utd!
- September 05, 2017

He bagged a hat-trick as Belgium thumped Gibraltar 9-0 in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers. Lukaku was quoted as saying by Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws: "When Mourinho called me in NY [ in the last week of June], we talked for an hour". (more...)
Germany 2-1 Czech Republic Germany 2-1 Czech Republic
- September 05, 2017

Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida fired a 25-meter shot into the top right corner in the 78th minute to give the hosts hope before center half Hummels headed in the victor two minutes from time. Mexico City: Mexico became the fifth team to guarantee their place at the 2018 World Cup on Friday. " Czech Republic defended well, but we also made things very hard for ourselves". (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers acquisition of JJ Wilcox smartest trade yet
- September 04, 2017

A day later, the Steelers signed cornerback Joe Haden hours after he was released by Cleveland. Wilcox was a 2013 third-round pick out of Georgia Southern. An soft-tissue leg injury suffered on July 30 kept him out for the entire preseason. Wilcox finished last season with 53 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception. (more...)
Monaco chief contradicts Arsene Wenger over Thomas Lemar deal failure Monaco chief contradicts Arsene Wenger over Thomas Lemar deal failure
- September 04, 2017

FFP is now in the spotlight due to the incredible spending of PSG, who are the subject of a UEFA investigation after signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe over the summer. "Yes, we bid €100m for Lemar but the player wanted to stay in Monaco", Wenger said in an interview with Telefoot . He's only 18 and is going to be stronger. (more...)
Sterling will bounce back from early England sub - Southgate Sterling will bounce back from early England sub - Southgate
- September 04, 2017

But with second-placed Slovakia being next up at Wembley, Monday's game will prove to be a significant one in the race to qualify for next summer's World Cup Finals. "To have that depth of attacking talent is really, really powerful". Southgate's team selection, with Jake Livermore partnering Jordan Henderson in central midfield, suggested he saw the game more as a tune-up opportunity than a chance for England to boost their goal difference. (more...)
Costa Rica hands U.S. stunning setback in World Cup qualifier, 2-0 Costa Rica hands U.S. stunning setback in World Cup qualifier, 2-0
- September 03, 2017

Cameron and Ream are decent players, but they're not good enough to cover for a team without a midfield. With a healthy set of wing options, Costa Rica was able to effectively neutralize American wingers Pulisic and Fabian Johnson for much of the night. (more...)
CC Sabathia Rips Nunez, Red Sox Over Bunting CC Sabathia Rips Nunez, Red Sox Over Bunting
- September 02, 2017

The hefty 37-year-old called the Red Sox "weak" and challenged them after the game . Dellin Betances threw in the pen during the Red Sox's eighth and recorded the final three outs despite giving up a run and struggling with his control in a non-save situation. (more...)
Angels acquire Justin Upton from Tigers
- September 02, 2017

The Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers are in agreement to send All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from the Motor City to southern California. Upton now has 28 home runs and a.904 OPS so he's a huge upgrade for Los Angeles. Part of Upton's contract with the Tigers included a no-trade list that did not have the Angels on it but he has not given them any guarantees regarding whether or not he will exercise his opt-out clause following the season. (more...)
Venus wins in straight sets to advance at Open Venus wins in straight sets to advance at Open
- September 01, 2017

Open, as the final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year is underway in Flushing Meadows, New York, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. But things happen. That's why we play the match, because you have to win the match. The match will begin at 7 p.m. ET. I take it quite seriously. Earlier this summer, California native Querrey had a surprising two weeks at Wimbledon, where he shocked three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to make the semifinals, his best-ever showing ... (more...)
Tottenham wait on work-permit to confirm deal for PSG full-back Aurier Tottenham wait on work-permit to confirm deal for PSG full-back Aurier
- August 31, 2017

He was handed a two-month "convertible" prison sentence, which he is unlikely to ever serve, and was fined over £2,000. Spurs move to bring in Paris Saint-Germain fullback Serge Aurier could be in jeopardy. It is said that the club and player had expected to discover on Tuesday if it had been successful but the timing of the decision has now been delayed until 12pm on Wednesday. (more...)
Former 49ers' linebacker Ahmad Brooks signing with Green Bay Packers Former 49ers' linebacker Ahmad Brooks signing with Green Bay Packers
- August 31, 2017

However, that experiment hasn't come to fruition, as linebackers Jayrone Elliott and Kyler Fackrell, who were sought to fill the void, combined for just five tackles in three preseason games to go along with zero sacks. The team also parted ways with Datone Jones , who signed with their NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings . But Green Bay's preseason jaunt to the Mile High City wasn't all gloom and doom, as a number of younger athletes made solid cases for their respective roster spots ... (more...)
Lions QB Matthew Stafford Becomes Highest-Paid NFL Player Lions QB Matthew Stafford Becomes Highest-Paid NFL Player
- August 30, 2017

Though the deal is a financial record breaker, Stafford has already broken other records, having pocketed more National Football League money through age 28 than any other player in National Football League history: $110.5 million. Stafford's will exceed that, Schefter reported . Since signing with the team, he's started 109 games and compiled a 51-58 record. The Lions will counter with the argument of quality quarterbacks are hard to find and with the market value of top-tier ... (more...)
Oxlade-Chamberlain Close To Chelsea Transfer Oxlade-Chamberlain Close To Chelsea Transfer
- August 30, 2017

So, here is an in-depth statistical analysis of each player and what they will bring to Antonio Conte's squad. The Gunners find themselves in the same situation with German World Cup victor Mesut Ozil and Chilean star Alexis Sanchez , whose contracts expire at the end of the season. (more...)
Joel Osteen Denies Keeping His Houston Megachurch Closed To Hurricane Harvey Refugees Joel Osteen Denies Keeping His Houston Megachurch Closed To Hurricane Harvey Refugees
- August 30, 2017

Close the church, exaggerate its flood damage, and finally open its doors only after receiving a thorough Twitter shaming, apparently. Others shared more images taken at the church, while one man did a livestream from outside. On Sunday, Lakewood Church tweeted a listing of shelters available in the Houston area. Charles Clymer posted photos of Lakewood Church , which appears to be weathering the storm just fine. (more...)
Stuart Law proud after Windies rally to beat England Stuart Law proud after Windies rally to beat England
- August 30, 2017

Bowling coach, Roddy Estwick, conceded Monday that West Indies had failed to properly negotiate the big moments on the penultimate day of the second Test but warned pundits not to write off the Caribbean side ahead of a tense final day on Tuesday. (more...)
Bayern ready to loan out star Bayern ready to loan out star
- August 29, 2017

Naturally, many clubs are keen to offer a temporary home to Sanches but one Premier League club has emerged as a surprise possible destination. Apart from that, Jurgen Klopp's side have also recruited Andrew Robertson from Hull City and Dominic Solanke from Chelsea . (more...)
Boxer Gervonta Davis mercilessly mocked for fight night outfit Boxer Gervonta Davis mercilessly mocked for fight night outfit
- August 29, 2017

News is coming in from sources in Las Vegas saying that the Gervonta Davis vs Francisco Fonseca IBF world super featherweight bout is off. Davis came in 2 pounds over the 130 pound super featherweight limit and from there the two parties were unable to come to an agreement. (more...)
NFLPA denied notes in Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal NFLPA denied notes in Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal
- August 29, 2017

But at this point, it's seemingly looking like the cards are stacked against Elliott for Tuesday's appeal. "Well, I don't want to speculate about that at all", he said. Thompson is the alleged victim in Elliott's domestic violence case. "He was at my (Hall of Fame) party and so you weren't at that party unless you were a good friend I promise you that". (more...)
Dustin Johnson tops Jordan Spieth in playoff to win 2017 Northern Trust Dustin Johnson tops Jordan Spieth in playoff to win 2017 Northern Trust
- August 29, 2017

Johnson failed to make the most of his early birdie opportunities but found himself back three off the pace when Spieth found water off the sixth tee and double-bogeyed. The Player of the Year award might seem meaningless, but for a player like Justin Thomas who has been trying to get his dues only to be overshadowed by Spieth, it might mean a little more than you think. (more...)
Cavani outshines Neymar as PSG win Cavani outshines Neymar as PSG win
- August 29, 2017

Defending champions Monaco are the only other team in France's top division still with a 100 percent record, although they face a hard test at home to Marseille on Sunday evening. The Argentine playmaker's influence was limited by a Saint-Etienne side playing with a five-man defence, but a controversial penalty decision allowed PSG to make the breakthrough 20 minutes in. (more...)
US Open Tennis 2017: Schedule, Odds, Draw and Preview
- August 28, 2017

When I saw him play he looked better than I've ever seen him, and his back didn't look like it was bothering him, so he's my pick to win the tournament. 1 marquee first-round matchup in either the men's or women's U.S. Open draws. "We never played in NY so I think that would be fun for everybody involved", he said. (more...)
Victory in Belgium a 'dream come true' for Hamilton Victory in Belgium a 'dream come true' for Hamilton
- August 28, 2017

The 30-year-old German was almost half a second slower than his main title rival Lewis Hamilton who topped the times for Mercedes ahead of his 200th Grand Prix start. Vettel is seen as Ferrari's clear No.1, following in the footsteps of seven-times champion Michael Schumacher , while Mercedes is firm on equal treatment for its drivers, and Hamilton's fair play stood out in the last race before the August break when he relinquished third place to team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the final ... (more...)
Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Spencer Ware Out for Year Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Spencer Ware Out for Year
- August 28, 2017

He damaged those and, at this point in time, our medical staff believes he needs season-ending surgery to correct that problem. " Spencer Ware was so good at everything, receiving, running, good in space, but we do have good depth at that spot [RB]", said Alex Smith . (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham have a mental block... but not because of Wembley Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham have a mental block... but not because of Wembley
- August 28, 2017

Burnley forward Jonathan Walters has been ruled out after injuring his ankle against Blackburn on Wednesday. Sean Dyche said: "The belief and endeavour were outstanding". Chelsea and Everton face off in the 2017/2018 English Premier League today. The Clarets' last win away at Tottenham was a 4-1 League Cup victory in January 1983. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton Tops Belgian Grand Prix Second Practice Lewis Hamilton Tops Belgian Grand Prix Second Practice
- August 26, 2017

Finnish veteran Kimi Raikkonen believes he can still win races and fight for Formula One championships after agreeing a contract extension keeping him at Ferrari next season. Lewis Hamilton says wins at the next two races will be important if he is to beat Sebastian Vettel to this year's title. "We work very well together, as does the whole team ", he said. (more...)
Man United re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic Man United re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- August 25, 2017

Manchester United agreed a new one-year contract with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday, with the Swedish striker returning to Old Trafford . "When I'm back, I'm back". An announcement of the new deal is expected in the coming days, putting an end to speculation that he has played his last game for the club. "I think the team's much stronger this season". (more...)
LeBron James Spoke With Koby Altman After Kyrie Irving Trade
- August 25, 2017

He's a shoot-first point guard who can create his own shot and space on the floor. And that is it. Boston views Irving in high esteem, while the Cavaliers get a handful of long-term pieces and the financial flexibility that comes with Thomas' contract. (more...)
NYPD officers rally support for Colin Kaepernick NYPD officers rally support for Colin Kaepernick
- August 24, 2017

Prior to their 10-6 victory over the Giants, several players took a knee on the Browns' sideline and others expressed their support by placing their hands on the shoulders of their kneeling teammates. During the battle of protesters, a 20-year old male from Maumee, Ohio, James Alex Fields Jr., drove his auto through a crowd of people, killing one, 32-year old paralegal Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 others. (more...)
Odell Beckham could reportedly miss Giants' Week 1 game vs. Cowboys Odell Beckham could reportedly miss Giants' Week 1 game vs. Cowboys
- August 24, 2017

Beckham (ankle) could be in danger of missing the Giants' regular-season opener against the Cowboys, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports. Though the Giants also have Brandon Marshall , Sterling Shepard and rookie tight end Evan Engram in their receiving corps, Beckham is a step above all of those players. (more...)
Complimentary weigh-in tickets for Mayweather-McGregor distribute starting today Complimentary weigh-in tickets for Mayweather-McGregor distribute starting today
- August 22, 2017

That will be enough to elevate it to Mayweather-Pacquiao status, even if it doesn't fare as well at the box office in Las Vegas. I think his biggest setback in this fight is going to be defensively, he's stepping into a whole new world compared to MMA striking. (more...)
Chelsea's Wembley win proves one thing, says Gary Neville Chelsea's Wembley win proves one thing, says Gary Neville
- August 22, 2017

Alongside him was Tiemoue Bakayoko, who was making a belated debut after signing from Monaco while carrying a knee injury, while Andreas Christensen made a first Premier League start in defence. Cooper, a professor of organisational psychology and health, believes the contrasts between Wembley and White Hart Lane will also be playing a part in the lack of positive results. (more...)
Pacers file tampering charges on Lakers regarding Paul George rumors Pacers file tampering charges on Lakers regarding Paul George rumors
- August 22, 2017

The four-time NBA All-Star Paul George has one more season to go on his current contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder after getting traded to the OKC by the Indiana Pacers . And now the league is investigating whether Lakers president Magic Johnson has broken these rules . The NBA confirmed the report and, while it and other sports teams take tampering seriously, the practice is as much a part of pro sports as inflated ticket prices. (more...)
Barcelona to Wear Special Shirt in Honour of Recent Terror Attack Victims Barcelona to Wear Special Shirt in Honour of Recent Terror Attack Victims
- August 21, 2017

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi kicks the ball during the second leg of the Spanish Supercup football match Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid . The memorial service was led by Spain's King Felipe and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. "This is to pay homage to all the victims of the recent terror attacks in Barcelona ". (more...)
Stuart Armstrong set for 'big chance' with new Celtic deal Stuart Armstrong set for 'big chance' with new Celtic deal
- August 20, 2017

Armstrong told Celtic's official website: "I am delighted to sign this new contract with Celtic". The former Dundee United midfielder had been linked with a move to England's Premier League. He's done that now and we're delighted to have him. Gordon added: "It's only natural, it tends to take a bit of time to get it sorted out but he's done that now". (more...)
After trade to Dodgers, Curtis Granderson will pay unexpected visit to Detroit After trade to Dodgers, Curtis Granderson will pay unexpected visit to Detroit
- August 20, 2017

The Dodgers already have a solid corps of outfielders including Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor. The Mets sent cash considerations and the three-time All Star Granderson in exchange for a player to be named later, the Dodgers said. (more...)
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika bemoans dire defensive effort against All Blacks Wallabies coach Michael Cheika bemoans dire defensive effort against All Blacks
- August 20, 2017

The parlous state of Australian rugby was underlined when the Wallabies conceded seven tries between the 17th and 43rd minutes of this opening Bledisloe Cup match. The pain continued shortly after the start of the second half, with Damian McKenzie, having a blinder, crossing in the 43rd minute. New Zealand seemed headed for a historic winning margin but the tide turned from then on. (more...)
Serena Williams planning 'outrageous' 2018 Australian Open comeback after giving birth Serena Williams planning 'outrageous' 2018 Australian Open comeback after giving birth
- August 17, 2017

In an interview with Vogue , the 35-year-old said she believes people think she's "really tough and really mean and really street". "I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. On being perceived as "mean": 'I feel like people think I'm mean . "You may shoot me with your words.you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise". (more...)
ESPN apologizes for fantasy football 'auction' segment ESPN apologizes for fantasy football 'auction' segment
- August 17, 2017

Auction drafts are popular in fantasy football . Because it sure looked like a slave auction - and ESPN has faced the deserved backlash. ESPN is under fire for spoofing fantasy football in a sketch as an live auction, which some were reminded of slavery. (more...)
Chargers eyeing October debut for rookie WR Mike Williams Chargers eyeing October debut for rookie WR Mike Williams
- August 16, 2017

The Chargers drafted the 6-foot-4 star in hopes he could bolster a unit that has already been ravaged by injuries in recent years. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 National Football League draft, Williams has been dealing with a herniated disc in his lower back since early spring. (more...)
Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem, copies Colin Kaepernick's protest Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem, copies Colin Kaepernick's protest
- August 14, 2017

Coaches, general managers, owners and fans shouldn't care if someone stands, kneels or sits during the national anthem . Frankly, I think he's a genius who's laughing at all of us; for me that was confirmed when he was one of very few high profile National Football League players who came out in support of Colin Kaepernick's principled stand for Black lives previous year. (more...)
Usain Bolt's potentially final race ends in injury Usain Bolt's potentially final race ends in injury
- August 14, 2017

It was the third member of the quartet, Julian Forte , who articulated how they were feeling. Bolt who ended his 100m career with a bronze on last Sunday looks to kiss goodbye to his sprinting career with gold in the relay. "In fact, Usain said to me, 'Yohan, I think this is insane, 40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run'". I am sorry he (Bolt) got this injury. (more...)
Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m — BBCI Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m — BBCI
- August 14, 2017

Iran's parliament today approved more than half a billion dollars in funding for the country's missile programme and foreign operations of the elite Revolutionary Guards in response to USA sanctions. Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi is seen walking in Majlis (Iranian Parliament) on August 13, 2017. He went on to say that according to the law, the Iranian administration is obliged to monitor the USA government's anti-Iran measures and counteract them accordingly. (more...)
Watford 3-3 Liverpool Watford 3-3 Liverpool
- August 14, 2017

However, Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group recently insisted that Coutinho would not be leaving Anfield , and Klopp has revealed that he still believes that to be the case. All of the three goals they conceded came from set-pieces: two from corners and one from a throw-in. 'The first goal was a really good and they run and we lose them. (more...)
Cards Announce Rally Cat Appreciation Promotion Cards Announce Rally Cat Appreciation Promotion
- August 14, 2017

Happy Caturday! You may have already heard about the determined kitten zooming across the field during the August 9 game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. Louis. "Both the team and our fans have been rejuvenated since the Rally Cat's unexpected appearance at Busch Stadium", Cardinals manager of promotion and events Megan Eberhart said. (more...)
Sammy Watkins is headed to the NFC West Sammy Watkins is headed to the NFC West
- August 13, 2017

He might need to clarify a few items in order for #Fans to believe him. The shakeup continues an offseason overhaul under new coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane. Beane made comments that the team is not throwing away this season and immediately looking to the future. Buffalo would also include a 2018 sixth-round pick in the deal. (more...)
Post-Neymar Barca look to chase down Madrid Post-Neymar Barca look to chase down Madrid
- August 13, 2017

Zinedine Zidane has reportedly agree a new three-year contract to remain in charge of Real Madrid until June 2020. Isco , 25, joined Real Madrid from Malaga after being one of the sensations of the European Under-21 Championship in the summer of 2013. (more...)
Liverpool want £137m for Philippe Coutinho
- August 13, 2017

After a series of conflicting reports, on Friday it has been reported that Coutinho has indeed officially requested a move away from Anfield . But, the Reds seem to be denying any such incident, and remain rigid on the fact that the Brazil global would not be going anywhere this season. (more...)
Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended for six games but could launch appeal Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended for six games but could launch appeal
- August 13, 2017

The league , however, does not need a legal charge in order to hand Elliott a suspension under its personal conduct policy. The NFL has cracked down on domestic violence allegations in recent years, and a 2014 revision of its personal conduct policy gives Commissioner Roger Goodell the ability to suspend players with or without a conviction. (more...)