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Trump at private dinner on National Football League feud: 'It's really caught on' Trump at private dinner on National Football League feud: 'It's really caught on'
- September 27, 2017

It's not a new issue. And when Kaepernick - a quarterback who played in the Super Bowl recently but opted out of his contract with the 49ers after last season - was unable to receive even an invitation to a team training camp, let alone a roster spot, many other black players in the league made a decision to join Kaepernick's cause, citing his inability to get a contract with a team as proof of the racial injustice Kaepernick was protesting. (more...)
Andrew Luck Will Not Return to Practice This Week Andrew Luck Will Not Return to Practice This Week
- September 27, 2017

Via beat reporter Mike Chappell of Fox 59 , Pagano said that Luck is "still a week away on throwing progressing" and hopefully Luck will be integrated into practice next week. Luck already had been ruled out for the Colts' Week 4 matchup at the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. After undergoing surgery for a partially torn labrum in January, Luck missed all of the Colts' offseason workouts, all of training camp and the entire preseason. (more...)
Rory McIlroy ready to tee it up at British Masters Rory McIlroy ready to tee it up at British Masters
- September 27, 2017

Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will join tournament host Lee Westwood and Masters Champion Sergio Garcia in the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Close House this week. The 28-year-old took time off after The Players Championship to rest, but admits he should have taken more time off. 'It was sort of just thinking out loud and seeing where this game was going - if I was to try to see 10 years into the future, where would the game be. (more...)
Wessels set to sign with Munster Wessels set to sign with Munster
- September 27, 2017

Wessels has been coaching at the Western Force since previous year, but with the Perth-based franchise having been cut from Super Rugby, he is now expected to make a move to Munster. You don't usually get that chance, this is a coordinated approach. "We've spoken to a number of people over the last number of months". He was appointed caretaker head coach for the tail-end of the 2016 season before getting a full run at it in 2017. (more...)
MI police director apologizes for National Football League protest post MI police director apologizes for National Football League protest post
- September 27, 2017

A spokesperson for the State Police says the message was on her personal Facebook page and only intended for friends and relatives and isn't about race, it's about the flag. The posting was signed, "We the People". A local attorney who is representing more than a dozen troopers in civil disputes with the department, lambasted Etue for exhibiting a "kind of a risky mindset for someone in her powerful position". (more...)
Petition started to remove Ray Lewis statue after national anthem protest Petition started to remove Ray Lewis statue after national anthem protest
- September 27, 2017

Ray Lewis was at the game, and dropped down onto two knees while locking arms with a pair of Ravens players. "Ray Lewis sat in that chair right there and said that he could never kneel", Sharpe said. The form of protest became a focal point throughout Week 3 of National Football League action after polarizing remarks by United States President Donald Trump directed toward players who refused to stand for the anthem. (more...)
Real Madrid star Raphael Varane agrees new contract to end transfer speculation Real Madrid star Raphael Varane agrees new contract to end transfer speculation
- September 27, 2017

Varane has been one of the best young defenders in Europe for a few seasons now and is one of Real's most coveted assets. Marcelo , Isco , Dani Carvajal , Karim Benzema and Marcos Llorent has all signed new deals in recent weeks. Madrid also deserve credit for ensuring their key players are all tied to the club on long-term contracts, which gives clarity and stability to both players and the club. (more...)
West Indies batsman Lewis retires hurt with record 176
- September 27, 2017

Lewis' knock - the fourth-highest by a West Indian in ODI cricket - came to an end in the 47th over when he inside-edged a full delivery from seamer Jake Ball into the inside of his right foot and was subsequently unable to walk. "Everyone wants to see sixes and fours". England put the Windies to bat after winning the toss. Often billed as Gayle's heir apparent, Lewis - a far shorter and less muscular batsman - then hit two sixes in as many balls off fast bowler Liam Plunkett, the second ... (more...)
Trump, fans react to Cowboys' national anthem demonstration Trump, fans react to Cowboys' national anthem demonstration
- September 27, 2017

The ratings for Monday's Cowboys-Cardinals game were up 63 percent from the equivalent game a year ago, which went up against a presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton. "We did not want to appear divided on the sideline with some standing and some kneeling or sitting". Trump followed shortly after with a message praising the team after they stood during the playing of the national anthem. (more...)
Brighton striker Tomer Hemed banned for stamp on DeAndre Yedlin Brighton striker Tomer Hemed banned for stamp on DeAndre Yedlin
- September 27, 2017

Brighton have confirmed striker Tomer Hemed will contest a retrospective violent conduct charge from the Football Association. "Brighton & Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed will serve a three-match suspension after The FA upheld a charge of violent conduct", read a statement on the club's official website . (more...)
Even Jamaica's Usain Bolt showed respect for national anthem Even Jamaica's Usain Bolt showed respect for national anthem
- September 27, 2017

Usain Bolt ran right into the middle of the latest Donald Trump controversial after the USA president last night responded to critics and protesters of the United States national anthem with a clip of the world's fastest man as he puts it, "showing respect". (more...)
National cooperation a priority for Aussie space agency: scientists National cooperation a priority for Aussie space agency: scientists
- September 27, 2017

Birmingham told audience there is also an ongoing review of Australia's space industry capacities. The mission statement included examples of global projects which Australia could be involved in if the framework existed, notable the China-based worldwide Space Weather Meridian Circle Program which is proposing to build weather measurement instruments along meridian lines. (more...)
Floating hospital, USS Comfort, among ships heading to Puerto Rico Floating hospital, USS Comfort, among ships heading to Puerto Rico
- September 27, 2017

The governor is calling on Congress to approve commensurate aid package to aid the US commonwealth. "I'm going to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, it's the earliest I can go", the president said . You tried to get in contact with people there but it wasn't easy. That's why it was so hard to see pictures of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria came through last week. (more...)
Arsenal star: 'We can't get carried away' after unbeaten September
- September 27, 2017

Arsenal's busy week continues with a Europa Clash in the Ukraine against BATE Borisov on Thursday night. "There was no feeling of panic in the team - we knew that working together would pay off". But Rodriguez clambered back to his feet and, with referee Bobby Madley not punishing the foul, the Albion forward unloaded a shot that Petr Cech pushed against the far post before Arsenal scrambled clear. (more...)
UEFA Champion League: Apoel Nicosia 0-3 Spurs UEFA Champion League: Apoel Nicosia 0-3 Spurs
- September 27, 2017

That match is likely to be billed as a contest of Kane against Cristiano Ronaldo but Pochettino refused to stoke the fire. Exhausted of reading? Click through the gallery to see the seven English strikers who have scored hat-tricks in Europe's biggest club competition. (more...)
Stoke manager Mark Hughes faces a headache in defence for Chelsea clash Stoke manager Mark Hughes faces a headache in defence for Chelsea clash
- September 27, 2017

A fantastic striker. He is very young, only 24-years-old. The Brazilian center half had been the rock at the heart of Chelsea's defence and I think personally that Stoke will fancy their chances with the Brazilian banned. I think he scored, I am not sure, so for him it will be a big game against his rivals. You know that after a bad injury, after surgery, you need time. (more...)
Diego Costa officially completes move to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea Diego Costa officially completes move to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea
- September 27, 2017

I think he has all the possibilities to do this. "It is the right moment to understand where we are". The initial loan deal, which will become permanent for a fee of around £58m at the end of the season, was announced ahead of Atletico's first European match at their new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano home. (more...)
Virat Kohli equals Dhoni's record, likely to break it in 4th ODI Virat Kohli equals Dhoni's record, likely to break it in 4th ODI
- September 27, 2017

In flawless batting conditions, the duo handled the wrist spinners particularly well with Kuldeep Yadav (2-75) proving expensive in his 10 overs. Now India is all set to take on Australia in another nail biting match. Sharma has scored the fastest fifty off 42 balls in the ODI's. "We are loving the ratings, but if we are a little more pragmatic then you will realise that the Indian team in the a year ago or so haven't been stretched by the opposition". (more...)
Pandya fifty helps India clinch ODI series Pandya fifty helps India clinch ODI series
- September 27, 2017

Watch the fourth ODI between India and Australia in Bangalore live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) from 8.50am on Thursday. But it all comes back to runs. Yes, that experiment was a failure and Rahul has been consigned to the bench ever since. Manish Pandey is already in the team and is suited for the No.4 slot. (more...)
Diego Costa returned to Atletico Diego Costa returned to Atletico
- September 27, 2017

And after months of acrimony, claim and counter claim, Costa has been granted his wish after the Blues and Atletico agreed a fee reported to be in the region of £58million. "He made history and was a champion wherever he played. It was better today, we are still getting used to the stadium, but we hope every day is better". (more...)
Leipzig striker Timo Werner subbed due to noisy Besiktas fans Leipzig striker Timo Werner subbed due to noisy Besiktas fans
- September 27, 2017

The Leipzig striker was seen covering his ears before being substituted in the 32nd minute of the game. One of German football's most promising players did not cover himself in glory as RB Leipzig travelled to Istanbul to face Beşiktaş last night. (more...)
Ravens Fans Burn Gear, Swear Off NFL After Anthem-Kneeling Ravens Fans Burn Gear, Swear Off NFL After Anthem-Kneeling
- September 27, 2017

Khan was one of seven owners to donate $1 million to President Donald Trump's inauguration festivities. Many players sat, kneeled, raised fists or stayed inside locker rooms as the anthem played before each game, and as team owners encouraged players to express themselves . (more...)
NFL players protest en masse in early-morning London game NFL players protest en masse in early-morning London game
- September 27, 2017

His remarks, which National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell labelled as "divisive" have drawn widespread criticism , with a number of National Football League teams releasing statements speaking out against the president and in support of their players. (more...)
Mukesh Ambani at India Mobile Congress Mukesh Ambani at India Mobile Congress
- September 27, 2017

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, urged executives from other technology companies in India and the government to work in tandem in providing the countrymen with tools and making investment in new ideas as the country scrambles to find ways to succeed in the new digital age. (more...)
Thousands march in Cape Town to protest state capture Thousands march in Cape Town to protest state capture
- September 27, 2017

A member of the Nehawu branch in Tembisa said he was ready for a new president. "We are exhausted of corruption". "We came here because we want Zuma to step down, that is the only objective, that is the only reason why I am here". "This strike is about sending a message to both government and private sector that as workers and citizens we are exhausted of corruption", Bheki Ntshalintshali, general secretary of the 1.7-million-member Cosatu, told reporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. (more...)
Adidas Exec, 4 NCAA Coaches Charged With Corruption Adidas Exec, 4 NCAA Coaches Charged With Corruption
- September 27, 2017

Coach Tony Bland was arrested. and the Trojans have hired an ex-FBI director to lead the charge. The court ordered Person to appear at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, where the case is being prosecuted, at 9 a.m. (more...)
Trump Says Standing for National Anthem Is About Respect for Country Trump Says Standing for National Anthem Is About Respect for Country
- September 27, 2017

Sunday's league-wide protest followed President Trump's suggestion that team owners should fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem . "Let's not lose sight of what the flag stands for, and that people died for that flag". But in doing so, he continued to display his lack of understanding of, or empathy for, the reasons why the protests began in the first place. (more...)
Dwyane Wade Will Sign A One-Year Deal With The Cleveland Cavaliers Dwyane Wade Will Sign A One-Year Deal With The Cleveland Cavaliers
- September 27, 2017

Or, I don't know. I've been a fan of his for a long time. I am nevertheless encouraged to see my colleagues and other public figures respond to the president's remarks with solidarity with us. Was it the way the season finished. "I plan on finishing my career back home". Was it the coaching change or GM change? "It's Media Day, I'm in a great mood, I feel great, I'm excited about this team, I'm excited about everything that's going on including every question y'all gonna ask me today". (more...)
Trump to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday Trump to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday
- September 27, 2017

Trump plans to visit the USA territory to survey the damage next Tuesday, which will be almost two weeks after Maria first hit. We are unloading on an hourly basis massive loads of water and food and supplies for Puerto Rico. "We've heard that there is a lot of debris from the islands that was destroyed and is in the ocean and some of the big ships are having trouble getting in there and there are a limited amount of planes flying into that location", said Garutti. (more...)
Reunited: Dwyane Wade To Join Cleveland Cavaliers, Twitter Goes Bonkers Reunited: Dwyane Wade To Join Cleveland Cavaliers, Twitter Goes Bonkers
- September 27, 2017

With the spacing issues likely to come along with a backcourt of Rose and Wade, two guards whose efficiency falls off a cliff when asked to shoot threes, Thompson is more likely to be benched instead of Smith. Their teammates inspired me to get in the gym. "I think he's going to jell pretty well". Thus, Wade was free to select a team that he wants to play. "It's just more pieces to the puzzle". (more...)