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Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem
- September 26, 2017

Fanatics, which runs the NFL's online store, confirmed midday Monday, Sept. 25, that over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear, including jerseys and name and number T-shirts, has been ordered than that of any other National Football League player. (more...)
Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc in Dominica Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc in Dominica
- September 26, 2017

On Dominica , authorities were waiting for daylight to assess the damages from Hurricane Maria to the island nation of more than 73,000 people. This auto was seemingly flipped by the force of the hurricane's 155mph winds in San Juan, Puerto RicoWhat was the damage to Dominica and Puerto Rico? Rosselló said that Maria's size means all of Puerto Rico will experience hurricane conditions. (more...)
Cubs rout Cardinals; magic number now 1 Cubs rout Cardinals; magic number now 1
- September 26, 2017

In addition, the Cardinals lost All-Star catcher Yadier Molina in the seventh inning after he was struck with consecutive foul balls in the mask. The team announced that Molina was in the concussion protocol. The loss ended a personal four game winning streak. Brett Anderson (2-2) gave up three runs in five innings. With two outs in the first, Russell hit a double to right, scoring Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist. (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva apologizes for throwing Steeler teammates 'under the bus' Alejandro Villanueva apologizes for throwing Steeler teammates 'under the bus'
- September 26, 2017

Villanueva, with his hand over his heart, could be seen outside the tunnel while the anthem played. "Unfortunately, I threw (my teammates) under the bus, unintentionally", Villanueva said . The Steelers' decision proved unpopular with numerous team's fans, who went on social media to voice their displeasure and even posted videos of themselves burning Steelers merchandise. (more...)
Nationals-Phillies preview: All eyes on Bryce Harper Nationals-Phillies preview: All eyes on Bryce Harper
- September 26, 2017

Harper has missed 40 games since suffering a bone bruise and calf strain on August 12, when he slipped on a wet base. Our models project Harper 1 homer and a.273 batting average in 25 plate appearances, the rest of the season. After years of unfulfilled postseason expectations, due in part to key injuries, a healthy lineup and starting rotation (fingers crossed) with a mostly healthy bullpen may finally bring some World Series games to Nationals Park this October. (more...)
Neymar's arrival forced PSG to put these eight players up for sale Neymar's arrival forced PSG to put these eight players up for sale
- September 26, 2017

The claims have been completely rejected by senior sources. AC Milan are reportedly preparing to offer Edinson Cavani a route out of his Neymar troubles at Paris Saint-Germain by bringing him back to Serie A. "We have players who can make a difference". He has played for the club for four years, and feels he warrants the status of a senior player and the right to take penalties. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers to be on the sidelines in Baltimore Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers to be on the sidelines in Baltimore
- September 26, 2017

It was one unusual day for one of the NFL's most revered franchises. Sunday in the National Football League was unlike any other in the recent history of the league, as various players throughout the league protested during the national anthem. (more...)
Antonio Conte Antonio Conte "pleased" for Alvaro Morata following first Chelsea hat-trick
- September 26, 2017

Five points from a possible 15 to begin the season may look underwhelming, but Stoke boss Mark Hughes was quick to point out following the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United last weekend that his side have been dealt a tough hand. Pedro is fit following a leg problem, while midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was involved in a minor auto accident on his way home from training on Thursday but was uninjured. (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva: I threw my teammates under the bus unintentionally Alejandro Villanueva: I threw my teammates under the bus unintentionally
- September 26, 2017

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had announced before the game that the team would wait out the anthem off the field specifically to avoid political statements. Players wanted to accommodate Villanueva, who expressed during their meeting that he didn't want to be singled out. "We as a team tried to figure it out, obviously we butchered it, but I have learned that ..." "Unfortunately, I threw [my teammates] under the bus, unintentionally", he said. (more...)
Blues confirm Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid Blues confirm Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid
- September 26, 2017

The row turned ugly when Conte sent Costa a text at the end of the last term saying he was no longer part of his plans and the forward responded by leaking the message to the media. Spanish media said Costa's transfer will be worth almost 60 million euros ($72 million). The coach is said to be a major factor in Costa's desire to return to his former employers. (more...)
Leeds defender recalled by Strachan Leeds defender recalled by Strachan
- September 26, 2017

There was a stage when even the Hampden visit of Slovakia on October 5 risked being a meaningless encounter for the Scots after they took four points from their opening four matches. 'The squad is a bit different, no doubt about that, ' Strachan said. "He's a big influence, he's captain now and that's big progress for Leeds and himself". (more...)
Antonio Conte Hails Alvaro Morata After Hat-trick Against Stoke City
- September 26, 2017

Chelsea remain three points behind leaders Manchester City, who they play at Stamford Bridge in what could be one of the season's formative games next Saturday. Morata's adaptation to a more physical and relentless style of football in England has also impressed Conte. In the last few years they've been strong in the Champions League, reaching two finals. (more...)
National anthem singer takes a knee at Seahawks-Titans game National anthem singer takes a knee at Seahawks-Titans game
- September 26, 2017

Even superstar quarterback Tom Brady, a friend of the president, appeared to sympathize with those protesting. Trump's Embarrassing Presidency Costs U.S. Tomlin said . "We're not going to be divided by anything said by anyone". The Titans tweeted "Together". In Portland, Blazers coaches and players addressed the demonstrations and the president's comments at media day . (more...)
North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country
- September 26, 2017

The US sent B-1B Lancer bombers into worldwide airspace off North Korea's eastern coast over the weekend in the latest show of force against the isolated country. Mr Ri, who said Pyongyang's ultimate goal was to establish a "balance of power with the US", retorted that Mr Trump himself was on a "suicide mission " after the United States president said Kim was on such a mission . (more...)
Errant leaf leads to four-shot penalty at Web Finals Errant leaf leads to four-shot penalty at Web Finals
- September 26, 2017

In just the latest example of golf's regularly baffling rules tripping up an unsuspecting player, Matthew Southgate - the popular Englishman who is attempting to secure a PGA Tour card - found himself the victim of a four-shot penalty following a freakish incident that saw his ball struck by a leaf as he attempted to hole a putt. (more...)
Miami Dolphins Players Wear Shirts Supporting Colin Kaepernick Miami Dolphins Players Wear Shirts Supporting Colin Kaepernick
- September 26, 2017

While Davis tallied 20 tackles in the Jets' losses to the Bills (2-1) and Raiders (2-1) to the start the year, he struggled quite a bit against the run and in pass coverage. "Relief? Great feeling? Whatever you want to say", McCown said. Bowles said he did not hear from any Jets players who wanted to kneel instead of locking arms. (more...)
Diego Costa hails 'special' Chelsea as he makes Atletico move
- September 26, 2017

I don't forget that we won together last season. Diego Costa's departure from Chelsea has produced an emotional response from Cesc Fabregas . Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claims Alvaro Morata is nearly the complete player, but says the striker needs to be more aggressive on the pitch. (more...)
Lynx look for better start in Game 2 vs. Sparks Lynx look for better start in Game 2 vs. Sparks
- September 26, 2017

The Sparks players, especially Nneka Ogwumike took particular notice to her play. In her first year donning the Lynx jersey, a then 34-year-old Perkins found her do-it-all mentality could mesh nicely with the championship roster already in place in Minnesota. (more...)
Business as Usual as USOC Prepares for Winter Games in Seoul Business as Usual as USOC Prepares for Winter Games in Seoul
- September 26, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said last week his country could "totally destroy" North Korea . Athletes should feel free to express their political opinions during next February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite strict Olympic rules barring such demonstrations, the head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Monday. (more...)
Suns' Warren lands 4-year, $50M extension Suns' Warren lands 4-year, $50M extension
- September 26, 2017

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski the Suns and T.J. The Phoenix Suns announced Monday that center Alex Len has officially signed a one-year, $4.2 million qualifying offer with the team. He will become an unrestricted free agent in July. After missing time due to a broken thumb as a rookie and a broken foot in 2015-16, Warren was sidelined due to a head injury for 13 games from mid-November to mid-December. (more...)
Red Sox's Betts, Nunez exit with injuries Red Sox's Betts, Nunez exit with injuries
- September 26, 2017

The Red Sox haven't made any indications that it's serious, but Betts's status for Tuesday should be considered questionable until the doctors are able to get a look at him. Betts had already been dealing with a wrist injury. While the right fielder is hitting just.265, he leads the club with 23 homers, 46 doubles and 99 RBIs. (more...)
Conor McGregor's Fighting Style via Joe Rogan Conor McGregor's Fighting Style via Joe Rogan
- September 26, 2017

Joe Rogan o nthe JRE podcast talking about Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather. However, reports that McGregor, who made UFC history by becoming the first man to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously with victory over Eddie Alvarez past year, and Diaz will go toe to toe for a third time are wide of the mark, according to White. (more...)
Napoli forward Milik out for 4 months again with knee injury Napoli forward Milik out for 4 months again with knee injury
- September 26, 2017

The Poland worldwide limped off after coming on as a substitute during the second half of Saturday's 3-2 win at SPAL. Preliminary tests performed in Naples on Sunday indicated that the player and Napoli's worst fears would be confirmed. The 23-year-old Milik scored in Napoli's opening match, a 3-1 victory at Hellas Verona, and also converted a penalty in its Champions League loss to Shakhtar Donetsk. (more...)
Billy Hamilton makes Red Sox pay for errant throw Billy Hamilton makes Red Sox pay for errant throw
- September 26, 2017

Betts smiled easy and laughed, and why not? Boston added to its lead with the help of the Yankees' 8-1 loss at Toronto. He led the National League with 240.2 innings and 35 starts that season, emerging as the Reds most valuable player that year. (more...)
Morata Scores His First Premier League Hat-trick Morata Scores His First Premier League Hat-trick
- September 26, 2017

Pedro scored Chelsea's other goal as Antonio Conte's side maintained its ideal away record in the league, keeping it within three points of United and City at the top of the table. Antonio Conte does not have many roster issues at the helm at Chelsea as the Blues brace themselves for a tricky away tie at Stoke City . "We sent a good message to all the Premier League: Chelsea are in the fight for the title". (more...)
Arsene Wenger says Kieran Gibbs' exit hurt more than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's
- September 26, 2017

Where it becomes more hard is that we play Sunday morning after [against Brighton]. The Gunners will face BATE Borisov in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday evening. Against West Brom , Wenger will come up against Kieran Gibbs for the first time since the left-back left Arsenal this summer in search for more playing time . (more...)
Cowboys-Cardinals To Air Tonight on 104.5 The Team Cowboys-Cardinals To Air Tonight on 104.5 The Team
- September 26, 2017

Army Ranger veteran on the Steelers refused to participate in his team's protest. The protests also will be featured on ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown" and it is expected the commentators during the game will discuss the controversy, The Wrap reported . (more...)
Form Morata ready for Atletico
- September 26, 2017

Gameweek 5 saw Chelsea held to a 0-0 draw by a decent Arsenal performance at Stamford Bridge, though the Blues have since managed to find their scoring touch again rather convincingly having beaten Nottingham Forest 5-1 in the 3rd round of the League Cup in midweek. (more...)
Manchester United to sign goalkeeper David De Gea to new contract Manchester United to sign goalkeeper David De Gea to new contract
- September 26, 2017

Widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, De Gea grew up in the youth system of Atlético Madrid and he remained a player at the Vicente Calderón until 2011, when he completed a £22m move to Old Trafford . Now the management needs to do everything they can to keep De Gea as a United member as long as they can. "I always want to be the best", the Spaniard told United's official website . (more...)
Man quits NFL stadium job after players protest during National Anthem Man quits NFL stadium job after players protest during National Anthem
- September 26, 2017

Nikischer said it was a hard decision, and that he will miss those he worked with. Nikischer posted a photo of himself leaving the stadium Sunday after he quit. "Our players have the freedom to express themselves in a respectful and thoughtful manner and we all agreed that our sole message is to provide and to promote an environment that is focused on love and equality". (more...)

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