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Imran Khan confirms apology tendered to ECP in contempt of court case Imran Khan confirms apology tendered to ECP in contempt of court case
- September 25, 2017

The ECP was hearing a contempt of court petition against Imran Khan filed by party dissident and one of PTI's founding members, Akbar S. Babar. On April 25, during a gathering at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore , Imran Khan alleged that he was offered a staggering Rs10 billion to retreat on the Panama case, which was under top court's scrutiny at the time. (more...)
Hurricane Maria's path could mean big surf, beach erosion at Jersey Shore Hurricane Maria's path could mean big surf, beach erosion at Jersey Shore
- September 25, 2017

Hurricane Maria was downgraded to Category 1 hurricane on Monday. THE Atlantic hurricane season is so bad weathermen could run out of storm names - with this year threatening to be the second-worst tropical storm season since records began 166 years ago. (more...)
AFL Finals 2017: Trent Cotchin cleared for AFL grand final AFL Finals 2017: Trent Cotchin cleared for AFL grand final
- September 25, 2017

But in what seemed to be a fair contest, the MRP claim the 27-year-old was bracing for contact and did not illegally take Dangerfield down. Contact between the Adelaide Crows' Rory Sloane and the Geelong Cats' Patrick Dangerfield from the second quarter of Friday's match was assessed. (more...)
Donald Trump won't let National Basketball Association superstar come to the White House Donald Trump won't let National Basketball Association superstar come to the White House
- September 25, 2017

The Warriors came back Saturday afternoon with a statement that made clear there no longer would be a team meeting on the subject, that they were disappointed there was no open dialogue and that they will instead utilize their February visit to "celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion - the values we embrace as an organization". (more...)
Benjamin Mendy: 'Pep Guardiola behind Manchester City move' Benjamin Mendy: 'Pep Guardiola behind Manchester City move'
- September 25, 2017

Mendy, a fitness doubt for the midweek Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk, has yet to lose or draw a match since joining City. It's fair to say things don't look too good down at Selhurst Park. "Hopefully we can learn from what we didn't do well (against Crystal Palace ) and play, win the game, and go with confidence to our game in Chelsea ". (more...)
Manchester United bid to identify fans who chanted Romelu Lukaku song
- September 25, 2017

Manchester United are without Paul Pogba thanks to a hamstring injury that seems to have Jose Mourinho anxious that he won't be back any time soon. A number of the visiting supporters reprised the song after the Belgium worldwide scored what proved to be the only goal of the game after 20 minutes at St. (more...)
MS Dhoni Nurturing Virat Kohli, Says Australian Batsman David Warner MS Dhoni Nurturing Virat Kohli, Says Australian Batsman David Warner
- September 25, 2017

Tendulkar scored 5,946 runs in Tests, 11,157 runs in ODIs and 10 runs (in his only T20I) for a grand total of 17,113 runs. On the other hand, India are now on an eight-match winning run, and hold an upper hand at Indore, where the men-in-blue have a 100 per cent winning record (won all four of their matches so far). (more...)
Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Admits He Will Return To Italy One Day Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Admits He Will Return To Italy One Day
- September 25, 2017

I will return, I don't know when but that is the aim'. "I don't know when, but I will return". The 48-year-old ruled out the possibility of working in China, but admitted some uncertainty over what might happen in the remainder of his career. (more...)
MOORE: Rookie kicker Jake Elliott might have saved Eagles season MOORE: Rookie kicker Jake Elliott might have saved Eagles season
- September 25, 2017

QB Kirk Cousins finished with 365 yards and 3 TD passes, including a highlight toss and snag by WR Josh Doctson in the third quarter. "And I think they recognize the responsibility that we have as athletes, as entertainers, and as a league". (more...)
Donald Trump calls for National Football League boycott over 'take a knee' protests Donald Trump calls for National Football League boycott over 'take a knee' protests
- September 25, 2017

Trump responded on Twitter by rescinding Curry's invitation. "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team", he wrote . But Trump wasn't finished criticizing professional athletes. "He's fired", Trump said to loud applause. LeBron James, one of the highest-paid sports stars in the USA, has waded in the midst of an ongoing row between the White House and basketball and American Football athletes. (more...)
PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan
- September 25, 2017

Recently, PV Sindhu has won the silver medal in World Badminton Championship. A three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow this year. Earlier in 2015, the Hyderabadi shuttler became the youngest recipient of the Padma Shri Award, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu was nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry on Monday. (more...)
Aston Martin F1 deal with Red Bull confirmed Aston Martin F1 deal with Red Bull confirmed
- September 25, 2017

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said: "Having conceived and created the remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie together in 2016, we extended our relationship this year and are now delighted to further strengthen the partnership and see the team competing as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing from 2018". (more...)
White House invite to GSW withdrawn White House invite to GSW withdrawn
- September 25, 2017

Now it seems like that is never going to happen. "Welcome to the club bro", tweeted Hill, who earlier this month was criticized for calling Trump a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists". A Curry teammate, the outspoken Draymond Green, unsurprisingly weighed in. "If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation". "I think that the president has insulted the American people with this low level of verbiage". (more...)
Von Miller Flagged for Pretending to Help Tyrod Taylor Von Miller Flagged for Pretending to Help Tyrod Taylor
- September 25, 2017

Tyrod Taylor got fooled by one of the oldest tricks in the book on Sunday against Denver. Both he and Miller laughed. The fake hand extension resulted in an extension of the Bills drive. I've closed games fifty million times. "I've got to be smarter than that", Miller said, according to ESPN.com. "I'm going to react to whatever the quarterback does", Miller said. (more...)
Man Utd, Man City & Spurs: Winners & Losers of Premier League Week 5 Man Utd, Man City & Spurs: Winners & Losers of Premier League Week 5
- September 25, 2017

Chelsea are three points back, and Conte is adamant his team won't easily allow their title to be taken away and will remain in the race. I reckoned that Arsene Wenger would do himself a big favour if he cleaned out his squad and I named the three lads above as priority transfers out. (more...)
How Penn State's all-or-nothing, walk-off touchdown vs. Iowa worked How Penn State's all-or-nothing, walk-off touchdown vs. Iowa worked
- September 25, 2017

Though it was a humbling experience, it didn't stop the Hawkeyes from coming right back the next week and upsetting MI in a night game at Kinnick, opening the door for Penn State to win the Big Ten. He single-handedly kept the Nittany Lions' offense in the game when the rest of the unit fell flat. "We have a little swagger to us". "Our plan will be to use all three guys". (more...)
Tyrod Taylor talks Von Miller's unsportsmanlike penalty: 'We were laughing' Tyrod Taylor talks Von Miller's unsportsmanlike penalty: 'We were laughing'
- September 25, 2017

He added 13 yards on eight carries. The problem was the offense couldn't get started for most of the game. "Tyrod responded in a major way today". "I brought us home 50 million times. And when the attack stalled, new kicker Stephen Hauschka salvaged drives with four field goals (55, 53, 49 and 27 yards). I said last week (after the loss at Carolina) and I'll say it again, I like our football team. (more...)
Refs screw Von Miller on ridiculous personal foul Refs screw Von Miller on ridiculous personal foul
- September 25, 2017

Overall, the Bills called 13 passes and 12 runs on first down (not counting an end-of-game kneel-down). Miller was among several Broncos players who kneeled during the national anthem prior to the game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Against Denver, he was a ideal 4 for 4 on the field as he put up 14 of the team's 26 points. "As long as we do everything the right way, each guy on defense, we should put ourselves in the position to play well". (more...)
Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for transfer of Diego Costa Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for transfer of Diego Costa
- September 25, 2017

Costa joined Atletico in 2006 and following a string of loan spells established himself as a key part of Diego Simeone's title winning side in 2013-14 before joining Chelsea in a deal worth 32 million pounds ($43.21 million). "I've been surprised that Morata has found the right chemistry with his team mates so quickly", he said. Ahead of a midweek Champions League meeting with Atletico Madrid, the Italian has also opted to leave Eden Hazard among the substitutes . (more...)
Wenger: Champions League Isn't As Good As It Used To Be Wenger: Champions League Isn't As Good As It Used To Be
- September 25, 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said the club can not afford to ignore any competition unlike rival managers who have questioned the value of the League Cup. But Wenger, whose side will play BATE Borisov next week, said he missed being involved in the tournament after such a long run of competing in it. And Wenger astonishingly declared he had no idea if the club's army of medical and fitness experts could help them get through it unscathed. (more...)
Australia win toss, bat against India Australia win toss, bat against India
- September 25, 2017

Australia's plight could easily be gauged from the fact that eight of their batsmen could not touch double-digit scores in Chennai, while only four of them could score more than 10 runs in Kolkata . Pat Cummins has also done reasonably well, bowling in tandem with Coulter-Nile. The major concern for the visitors is their spinners. Following Kohli's dismissal, India began to lose wickets at regular intervals, but with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya's both scoring 20, India ... (more...)
Diamondbacks Clinch Spot in NL Wild Card Game with Cardinals, Brewers Losses Diamondbacks Clinch Spot in NL Wild Card Game with Cardinals, Brewers Losses
- September 25, 2017

Louis and Milwaukee both lost Sunday. The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers both had to loose, and both outcomes came to fruition. That ensures Arizona will finish no lower than the second Wild Card in the National League, a spot now held by the Colorado Rockies (83-72). (more...)
England's Billy Vunipola sidelined for four months England's Billy Vunipola sidelined for four months
- September 25, 2017

Scans revealed damage to the meniscus in his right knee that required immediate surgery, Vunipola going under the knife on Sunday to correct the issue. Vunipola withdrew from the Lions summer tour to New Zealand with a shoulder injury, only returning to action last weekend, and he was also absent for a large chunk of last season with an injury to the same right knee. (more...)
Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico dam on brink of collapse, thousands evacuated Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico dam on brink of collapse, thousands evacuated
- September 25, 2017

The exact status of the Guajataca Dam was unclear early Friday evening, but it has structural damage, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said during a news conference. The 316-meter dam holds back a man-made lake covering about five square kilometres and was built decades ago. More than 15 inches (nearly 40 centimetres) of rain from Maria fell on the surrounding mountains. (more...)
Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints
- September 25, 2017

United will return to Premier League action following their 4-1 Carabao Cup victory on Wednesday night with a trip to the south coast to face Southampton at the St Mary's Stadium on Saturday. They (United) realised that we were playing well and they defended. United manager Jose Mourinho was not keen to broach before the trip to Southampton and after the game was asked about the subject again. (more...)
Notable stats from the Premier League weekend - Week 5 Notable stats from the Premier League weekend - Week 5
- September 25, 2017

Antonio Conte opted to freeze Costa out, despite being a two-time Premier League title victor, and turn to a man with no prior experience in the English top flight. "We should have been winning by at least two goals but you know when you play against Everton you are going to suffer". He's got damage to his hamstring and we're hoping it won't stop him playing, but clearly at the moment he's a big risk. (more...)
Morata scores hat-trick as Chelsea thump Stoke 4-0 Morata scores hat-trick as Chelsea thump Stoke 4-0
- September 25, 2017

We have to play three games in seven days and it is the possibility to try and pick him for these games'. Just six games into the new season, and Morata is already killing it. The in-form forward nearly had a fourth before the match was over, firing inches wide after another Fabregas pass before Johnson's vital goal-line clearance stopped him from converting Victor Moses' cross at the far post. (more...)
Manchester City, Manchester United Win to Stay on Top of EPL
- September 25, 2017

Manchester United are level on points with Manchester City , but the Citizens are at the top because of a better goal difference. Manchester United have scored more Premier League goals in the 80th minute or later in games (9) than 17 of the 19 other clubs have scored overall in the competition this season . (more...)
Time for Morata to be main man - Conte Time for Morata to be main man - Conte
- September 25, 2017

Alvaro Morata is revelling in the responsibility of being Chelsea's main man, with boss Antonio Conte hailing a "complete player". As you know, Hazard is very important for us. Hazard had made just three appearances off the bench for the Blues this season after breaking his ankle at the end of last term. I think Alvaro played very well. (more...)
Multiple Browns players take a knee ahead of game against the Colts Multiple Browns players take a knee ahead of game against the Colts
- September 25, 2017

Sounds like Vegas wants you to take Indy. "They made plays. Once we start going, we have to continue doing what we do". Despite a chorus of boos from Colts fans, 21 Browns players knelt on the sideline while facing a field-sized American Flag and several others locked arms in a show of unity during the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner". (more...)