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Doc Rivers Loses Front Office Role With Clippers, To Focus On Coaching Doc Rivers Loses Front Office Role With Clippers, To Focus On Coaching
- August 06, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers announced Friday that Rivers has been relieved of his front office duties and will focus primarily on his responsibilities as the team's head coach . "Unless you analyzed the pool, you wouldn't know the caliber of guys that are out there that can help us contend for a medal". By far the biggest loser of this move is Austin Rivers, since his dad no longer has the final word on whether or not he should be traded. (more...)
Another encounter in Kashmir, 3 LeT militants gunned down in Sopore Another encounter in Kashmir, 3 LeT militants gunned down in Sopore
- August 06, 2017

Police said the search and cordon in the area was launched on specific intelligence information suggesting presence of militants. Indian troops have killed at least three suspected suspected fighters in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say - an incident that has led to another round of protests. (more...)
Christian Pulisic Scores Opening Goal For Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich Christian Pulisic Scores Opening Goal For Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich
- August 06, 2017

Pulisic took advantage of Javi Martinez's loose touch at the back to strip the ball from the Spaniard and run in on goal before calmly finishing past Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich . Carlo Ancelotti will be without new signing James Rodriguez, as well David Alaba and Thiago for tonight's encounter. The 18-year-old U.S. global sprinted away from the scrambling Munich defence. (more...)
Federer to play first post-Wimbledon match at Rogers Cup Federer to play first post-Wimbledon match at Rogers Cup
- August 06, 2017

A couple of notable players will not be competing this year including Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Cilic's best showing in Canada came through a 2008 quarter-final. Federer is looking to clinch his third crown in the Canadian event but the first in Montreal after winning in 2004 and 2006 in Toronto. Ergo, this turns out to be a golden opportunity for Rafael Nadal to reclaim the numero uno spot on the rankings chart. (more...)
Bhambri stuns Monfils to enter pre-quarters of Citi Open Bhambri stuns Monfils to enter pre-quarters of Citi Open
- August 06, 2017

The Indian qualifier lost in three sets 4-6 6-4 3-6 against 15th seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the quarter-finals played last night. Nishikori rallied after dropping the first set to stop American Tommy Paul 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 and Zverev eliminated Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation 6-2, 6-4. (more...)
UEFA reveals Champions League 2016/17 positional award shortlist UEFA reveals Champions League 2016/17 positional award shortlist
- August 06, 2017

Real Madrid won the European title for the second time in a row a year ago, and also claimed the La Liga title to finish with a rare double. The European football Union announced the names of the nominees for the title of best players of the Champions League and Europa League in the 2016-2017 season. (more...)
Pre-Season Friendly Abandoned After Hannover96 Fans Attack Burnley Home Crowd Pre-Season Friendly Abandoned After Hannover96 Fans Attack Burnley Home Crowd
- August 06, 2017

Burnley's final preparations before they kick-off their 2017-18 campaign against champions Chelsea was abruptly halted as around 500 Hannover 96 fans ran riot at the end of the first-half in the supposed friendly. "They called us in and said "look, we're going to call it for the safety of all involved, stewards, fans, police etc" ". The police made a decision to call it off and we support that. (more...)
Arsenal have to deal with reality of missing Champions League - Wenger
- August 06, 2017

Wenger has yet to decide whether Sanchez and centre-back Shkodran Mustafi will feature in that game after their late returns following the Confederation Cup, but hinted that the forward will be ready for the Premier League opener against Leicester next Friday. (more...)
Arsenal vs Chelsea, Community Shield 2017 Arsenal vs Chelsea, Community Shield 2017
- August 06, 2017

Despite the name change, the basic idea behind the competition and how the revenue is distributed remains essentially the same, with the FA keen to engage more with football in communities while complying with regulations. "We want to play a good game with good intensity". "Because the league is so physically hard, maybe it is very hard to cope with both", Wenger said . (more...)
Manchester City to play waiting game for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez Manchester City to play waiting game for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez
- August 06, 2017

A return to Champions League football is expected to be a minimum requirement for Wenger after signing a new two-year contract at Arsenal , but the 67-year-old does not believe winning the Europa League should restore the Gunners to Europe's top table. (more...)
Arsenal Handed Boost In Pursuit Of Monaco Star? Arsenal Handed Boost In Pursuit Of Monaco Star?
- August 06, 2017

The Ligue 1 champions have already sold Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko, while Kylian Mbappe has also been linked with an exit. ARSENAL are being linked with a big money move for Thomas Lemar , but how would he fit in? The Chilean has one year left on his contract and manager Arsene Wenger insists he will not be sold this summer. (more...)
MotoGP 2017: Marc Marquez on pole at Brno MotoGP 2017: Marc Marquez on pole at Brno
- August 06, 2017

The 38-year-old is one of the most successful superbike racers of all time, having won nine Grand Prix World Championships during a career spanning more than 20 years. Crutchlow said he was advised by MotoGP medical director Angel Charte to pull out of the qualifying session. Current championship runner-up Maverick Viñales will look to make progress in the race to ensure the points gap between him and Marquez doesn't grow further, as he starts down in seventh with Pramac's Danilo Petrucci ... (more...)
Mourinho Still After One More Player? Mourinho Still After One More Player?
- August 06, 2017

The entire thing was clearly light hearted - the lady smiling as she clutched the bars of what looked like a bird cage - and Pogba saw the amusing side. He is not trying to prove to the whole world his ability as we've known that now for some time. Pogba - recently deposed as the world's most expensive player after Neymar's move to PSG - also demonstrated the importance of his religion in the Q&A. (more...)
Dick Advocaat urges Southampton to grant Virgil van Dijk move to Liverpool Dick Advocaat urges Southampton to grant Virgil van Dijk move to Liverpool
- August 06, 2017

And due to the way Liverpool conducted themselves earlier in the transfer window, the Saints hierarchy has been against allowing the defender to move to Anfield. Van Dijk has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League in recent seasons, and despite there being no dire need for reinforcements in that area in Conte's squad, there is no doubt that he would improve our side. (more...)
White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Boston White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Boston
- August 06, 2017

Mitch Moreland hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to give the Red Sox a 3-2 win over the White Sox. Benintendi hit a long ground-rule double. The Red Sox have carefully crafted the starting rotation for the remainder of the season so that ace Chris Sale will face the Yankees at least three more times, manager John Farrell explained to reporters on Thursday. (more...)
Dembele welcomes Barca rumours amid Neymar replacement talk Dembele welcomes Barca rumours amid Neymar replacement talk
- August 06, 2017

Barcelona have reportedly ready to invest the €222m from Neymar's sale on Philippe Coutinho , Ousmane Dembele and Inigo Martinez. And the player has taken no time to establish himself as an integral figure at the Signal Iduna Park. Arsene Wenger has to be praised for the ambition he has shown this summer. The Arsenal boss has already smashed the Gunners' transfer record to sign Alexandre Lacazette and is also trying to secure Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. (more...)
Juventus' Mario Lemina set for Southampton medical Juventus' Mario Lemina set for Southampton medical
- August 06, 2017

The Gabonese footballer reportedly drew interest from the likes of Stoke City and West Ham. Lemina, who joined the Italian champions from Marseille for £7.5m previous year having spent a season on loan in Turin, was the subject of an offer from Leicester last summer. (more...)
'Hazard is very happy' at Chelsea amid Barca links - Conte 'Hazard is very happy' at Chelsea amid Barca links - Conte
- August 06, 2017

While Costa's lack of discipline on and off the pitch was frustrating for both Conte and Mourinho, he was central to Chelsea's title victories in 2015 and 2017 and scored 52 goals in 89 league appearances in his three years in London . It's easy to REGISTER HERE , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved! But Conte is not resting on his laurels. "I'm sure they want to improve and work harder than last season". (more...)
Pablo Sandoval is returning to the major leagues Pablo Sandoval is returning to the major leagues
- August 06, 2017

Sandoval was the 2012 World Series MVP when he finished with a stat line of a.500 batting average, nine hits, three home runs, and four runs driven in. Sandoval is still getting paid what he is owed from the balance of his contract in Boston . Sandoval is just 30 years old but will turn 31 on August 11. (more...)
Mariners place Felix Hernandez on disabled list Mariners place Felix Hernandez on disabled list
- August 06, 2017

Felix Hernandez has been scratched from Saturday's start with an arm issue. Hernandez, who previously spent almost two months on the DL earlier this season, is now dealing with right biceps tendinitis. Gonzales was acquired from the Cardinals shortly before the trade deadline in exchange for Tyler O'Neill. He made one spot start for St. Louis earlier this season, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings. (more...)
Mash The Gas: NASCAR Watkins Glen Preview Mash The Gas: NASCAR Watkins Glen Preview
- August 06, 2017

Jamie McMurray (125.233mph), Chase Elliott (125.145 mph), Michael McDowell (125.080mph) and Kyle Busch (124.906 mph) completed the top 10. Watkins Glen has been a good track for him in the Monster Energy Series, so there is no reason to lack in confidence in him for this race. (more...)
Usain Bolt denied a fairytale ending in his final 100m Usain Bolt denied a fairytale ending in his final 100m
- August 06, 2017

In a race that upset the script that had seemed to be written for the Jamaican's swansong, Bolt had a sluggish start while Christian Coleman of the United States made the early running in lane five, just next to the 13-time gold medal victor. (more...)
Pochettino says Spurs will make signings; unsure on Trippier injury Pochettino says Spurs will make signings; unsure on Trippier injury
- August 06, 2017

Massimiliano Allegri made several changes from half-time onwards, introducing the likes of Federico Bernardeschi and Claudio Marchisio, but it was young striker Moise Kean who turned their best chance of the match against the woodwork from point-blank range. (more...)
Stephen Curry Just Played His First Professional Round Of Golf Stephen Curry Just Played His First Professional Round Of Golf
- August 06, 2017

Waiting at the tee box on their final hole, he took a basketball belonging to 14-year-old Erik Oswald from Southern California for Curry to sign and delivered it back to the giddy teen dressed in a chef's hat who had followed his hoops hero all day. (more...)
Vijender Singh beats China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali, returns title amid stand-off in Doklam Vijender Singh beats China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali, returns title amid stand-off in Doklam
- August 06, 2017

He also said,"Zulpikar is young and can make a mistake, he is a rush and want to take over everything in the first round. I believe this is a level playing field except of course for the home advantage that Vijender will enjoy with the crowd behind him", Howell told mid-day. (more...)
Crusaders secure Super Rugby title with win over Lions Crusaders secure Super Rugby title with win over Lions
- August 06, 2017

They become the first side to cross the Indian Ocean to win the Super Rugby final. Kwagga Smith's 38th-minute red card for tackling David Havili in the air - with his side already 12-3 down - put paid to the Lions' hopes, despite a spirited second-half effort in which they scored two tries. (more...)
Chelsea FC Injury Report: Tiemoue Bakayoko, Eden Hazard Chelsea FC Injury Report: Tiemoue Bakayoko, Eden Hazard
- August 05, 2017

Asked about the rumours at a press conference today, Conte insisted: "Hazard is not for sale". "We are trying to buy the players, not to sell", Conte told reporters. It's normal to be afraid as the same thing happened to Leicester previous year. "If you want to make an excuse for this or something else, I think this is not the right way..." The pressure helps me give my best, 100 per cent. (more...)
Origi misses Bayern clash Klopp reveals mixed injury news Origi misses Bayern clash Klopp reveals mixed injury news
- August 05, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side can win the Premier League if they avoid the bad luck of last season. "These are hard games, but we knew that we are not in the best condition now". Supporters felt that the incident summed up Sturridge's time as a Liverpool player - one moment of brilliance followed by injury - but everyone hoped that it was not serious because he certainly doesn't deserve another injury-plagued season. (more...)
Seahawks DE Frank Clark dismissed from practice for punch; 'Not OK' Seahawks DE Frank Clark dismissed from practice for punch; 'Not OK'
- August 05, 2017

Carroll said he was "disappointed" with Clark's actions and confirmed that Ifedi was forced to leave practice with an injury. This was not one of the standard training camp scuffles where the scolding is followed by winks and nudges. "Somebody can get hurt, which you saw happen". Clark, the Seahawks second-round pick (No. 63) out of MI in the 2015 National Football League draft, got into a scuffle with offensive lineman Luke Joeckel on Tuesday. (more...)
Stuck at airport, Kurt Warner's family gets help from Cardinals' Bidwill Stuck at airport, Kurt Warner's family gets help from Cardinals' Bidwill
- August 05, 2017

Warner tweeted to United Airlines that his family was stranded at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and asked them if they could make the airline's one flight to Cleveland to get to OH in time for Warner's party. Louis Rams and then leading the team to a Super Bowl title. That may not be the actual title, but the Cedar Rapids Native and Hall of Fame quarterback says there is a movie in the works about his life. (more...)