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Diego Costa's Huge Release Clause Revealed After Return to Atletico Madrid Confirmed Diego Costa's Huge Release Clause Revealed After Return to Atletico Madrid Confirmed
- September 28, 2017

In two spells at Madrid (2010-14 and 2016-17), he was popular and proved to be an opportunistic finisher but never established himself as the first-choice striker ahead of Karim Benzema. "These teams are very strong, very good and a have a lot of experience in this competition and also the Europa League". " Pedro has a minor problem but not a serious one". (more...)
Alvarez-Golovkin fight generated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys Alvarez-Golovkin fight generated 1.3 million pay-per-view buys
- September 28, 2017

There were 934 complimentary tickets given out, according to the commission. The fight took place at the same site as Canelo-GGG and sold less tickets but at a much higher price point. Canelo has been sent on holiday by his Golden Boy team but, after helping victims of the devastating quake in Mexico, he attended an WBA convention in nearby Colombia. (more...)
Meaning Behind Anthem Protests Lost, Says Group Against Police Brutality Meaning Behind Anthem Protests Lost, Says Group Against Police Brutality
- September 28, 2017

Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, also condemned the protesting National Football League players Tuesday, saying at a talk on free speech at Georgetown University's law school that "they can express their political views without in effect denigrating the symbols of our nation". (more...)
Donald Trump: 'Big progress being made' after Cowboys' pre-anthem protest Donald Trump: 'Big progress being made' after Cowboys' pre-anthem protest
- September 28, 2017

Of those respondents, more than a quarter blamed the national anthem protests for their decline in viewership. Trump wrote on Twitter. "It's a shame we couldn't play better around him". The Arizona Cardinals did the same Monday night during ESPN's airing of the game from Arizona. Neither team has had a player conspicuously kneel during the anthem. (more...)
Patriots players get booed at home for kneeling during the national anthem Patriots players get booed at home for kneeling during the national anthem
- September 28, 2017

The Dallas players all kneeled with owner Jerry Jones and his family before a giant American flag was unfurled, drawing some boos from the Cardinals fans. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. There's a lot of blood, sweat and tears. (more...)
SCOTUS halts convicted killer's execution over racist juror claim SCOTUS halts convicted killer's execution over racist juror claim
- September 28, 2017

Tharpe was scheduled to die on September 26 for murdering his sister-in-law, Jacqueline Freeman, but the justices intervened and granted a stay as they consider whether to take up his appeal. Mears has worked on 167 death penalty cases spanning four decades. In a March 2017 US Supreme Court ruling, Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, Justice Kennedy wrote that the "no impeachment" rule like the one's in Georgia law should be invalidated when "a juror makes a clear statement that indicates he or ... (more...)
Bayern Could Sack Ancelotti Today Bayern Could Sack Ancelotti Today
- September 28, 2017

Ancelotti's position has come under scrutiny at the start of the campaign, with the German giants also struggling domestically. Asked if the team were still behind Ancelotti, Robben told reporters: "I will not answer that". The German giants were comfortably beaten in Paris, leading to further speculation regarding Ancelotti's future following a less than ideal start to the campaign which has seen Bayern beaten at Hoffenheim and held at home by Wolfsburg . (more...)
South Africa vs Bangladesh, Day 1, 1st Test at Potchefstroom South Africa vs Bangladesh, Day 1, 1st Test at Potchefstroom
- September 28, 2017

Du Plessis has weighed in on the situation during the England tour, urging the bowler to focus on his fitness. After Test wins at home over Australia and England, Bangladesh will look to upset the Proteas in South Africa . South Africa (From): Dean Elgar , Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Theunis de Bruyn, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada , Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier, Andile Phehlukwayo , Wayne Parnell, Aiden Markram . (more...)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo thanked by Mexico quake victim
- September 28, 2017

The Englishman has been in stunning form this season, and with Florentino Perez in the market for a striker, Harry Kane tops their 3-man shortlist, which includes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski. That is why he is one of the best. "Harry is one of the best and will get better because he's so young", he said. "But we don't know what else to say". (more...)
Man Utd must win Premier League before thinking of Champions League Man Utd must win Premier League before thinking of Champions League
- September 28, 2017

Manchester United must aim to win the UEFA Champions League, not simply take part in it, claims Ashley Young . Having led through a Gary Cahill own goal before Kevin De Bruyne hit the crossbar to spurn a glorious chance for 2-0, City's own challenge faded over the subsequent weeks. (more...)
Ronald Koeman drops Everton selection hint for Apollon Limassol match Ronald Koeman drops Everton selection hint for Apollon Limassol match
- September 28, 2017

Niasse scored twice in Everton's last Premier League match against Bournemouth to win the contest for Koeman's men, and looks to be the Merseyside outfit's biggest attacking weapon now. That also applied to James McCarthy, who has been sidelined by a knee problem and is yet to play this season but was included in the Republic of Ireland's provisional squad announced on Tuesday for World Cup qualifiers against Moldova on October 6 and Wales three days later. (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte grateful to decisive substitute Batshuayi
- September 28, 2017

But Alvaro Morata grabbed an equaliser on the hour mark before Batshuayi grabbed a late victor. The Belgian worldwide has struggled overall to adapt to Chelsea since his €40 million (RM198.2 million) move from Marseille in 2016 but has scored three crucial goals for the club. (more...)
Dwyane Wade agrees to 1-year $2.3M contract with the Cavs
- September 28, 2017

A potential Wade return to Miami sounded like a welcome prospect to multiple Heat players including longtime friend Udonis Haslem , who like Wade was a part of all three of the franchise's championships. Wade has said many times that a fourth ring isn't a make-or-break goal for him. Trump went on to say he believes that one of the owners - who are "friends of mine, many of them" - would eventually do it. (more...)
Twins look to wrap up playoff spot with win tonight Twins look to wrap up playoff spot with win tonight
- September 28, 2017

Owning a magic number of one, the Twins can punch their ticket to the playoffs when they continue their three-game series at the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Except for Sano: Miguel Sano hit 28 home runs and drove in 77 runs before being injured August 19. But closer Cody Allen stopped Minnesota's comeback, putting the party plans on hold. (more...)
Hazard delighted with Chelsea victory: We deserved to beat Atletico Hazard delighted with Chelsea victory: We deserved to beat Atletico
- September 28, 2017

You know very well when you go 1-0 down against Atletico Madrid it's very hard to come back. "Maybe I'll wait until the end, one or two hours before we play", he explained. The Belgium forward had been sent on in the 82nd minute. Costa, who was so determined to leave London and the manager he felt had wronged him, looked on dejectedly at the final whistle. (more...)
Louisville's Rick Pitino fired after alleged involvement in NCAA fraud, corruption scheme
- September 28, 2017

That is the same number of NBA draft selections as Maryland and Memphis had during the same period, fewer than that of Florida State and Oregon (12 each), and well behind that of Louisville's in-state rival Kentucky (35). At one time, Jurich was widely considered the top athletics director in the country. In a preview of what's to come, Pitino's lawyer said, "The matter will now follow its legal course". (more...)
Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou Set For UFC 219 Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou Set For UFC 219
- September 28, 2017

Alistair Overeem has won two in a row, and six of his last seven fights. UFC 218 takes place December 2 from the Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Ngannou hasn't fought since a first-round TKO over Andrei Arlovski in January. 2 and 7 heavyweights in the world, respectively. The bout is likely to put the victor in title contention for Demetrious Johnson's UFC Flyweight Championship. (more...)
Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard performance was amazing' Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard performance was amazing'
- September 28, 2017

But the visitors kept pressing and Batshuayi, who replaced Morata, was in the right place at the right time to turn home a Marcos Alonso cross. I think we prepared for the game very well. Seemingly lacking for space as his side moved the ball around the Atletico penalty area, Tiémoué Bakayoko produced a deft flick of the heel to find Marcos Alonso who returned the ball across the face of goal where Mitchy Batshuayi - who had come on for the influential Morata - turned the ball home to clinch ... (more...)
NFL Will Go To Hell If Anthem Protests Don't Stop NFL Will Go To Hell If Anthem Protests Don't Stop
- September 28, 2017

Of note: On Tuesday - the day before Sessions made those remarks above - Sessions advocated for free speech , saying that government should not restrict it, which seems just a tad contradictory considering Sessions is the attorney general of the USA and he just advocated for an National Football League rule limiting free speech . (more...)
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone: Antonio Conte is better than me Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone: Antonio Conte is better than me
- September 28, 2017

To have only one day [to prepare] is not right as there is the worldwide break [afterwards], there aren't other fixtures. The name of the mastermind of one of Chelsea's finest displays in Europe was sung by the visiting fans, loving the impact the passionate, inspiring Conte has had on them. (more...)
The US denies 'declaring war' on North Korea following Donald Trump tweet The US denies 'declaring war' on North Korea following Donald Trump tweet
- September 28, 2017

Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump's executive order, signed last week as world leaders attended the U.N. General Assembly, also created a pathway for the U.S.to impose so-called secondary sanctions on banks in third countries that do even legitimate business with North Korea . (more...)
Chelsea, Man United both take control in Champions League Chelsea, Man United both take control in Champions League
- September 28, 2017

In fact, the Red Devils have a total of 196 hours respite between Champions League away games and their next Premier League fixture. Liverpool , conversely, take on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night and have an extra 48 hours to prepare for their clash with Newcastle on Sunday. (more...)
Chelsea's Conte bemoans scheduling ahead of Man City clash Chelsea's Conte bemoans scheduling ahead of Man City clash
- September 28, 2017

I don't understand why". It was a fantastic display from Chelsea in Spain and will give them plenty of confidence as the Blues prepare to take on leaders Manchester City in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. "Then you can move your team up the pitch and really condense play and he done that perfectly today, a great all-round performance". "It is very hard when Atletico Madrid score to come back, but despite this we deserved to win because we continued to play ... (more...)
Game Recap 158: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 Game Recap 158: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1
- September 28, 2017

Having home field advantage was a big advantage through the first two rounds of the postseason for the Cubs previous year, but they will be faced with a tougher road to the World Series this season. "Here's to one [heck] of a career". NEW YORK - Luis Severino cruised through his final postseason tuneup and Starlin Castro, Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks all homered in the sixth inning for New York. (more...)
Tottenham boss Poch dismisses Kane, Ronaldo comparison Tottenham boss Poch dismisses Kane, Ronaldo comparison
- September 28, 2017

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has scored 410 goals in all competitions across an eight-year spell at the Bernabeu, and he impressed once again by netting twice in a 3-1 triumph over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United are nearly there' Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United are nearly there'
- September 28, 2017

United manager, Jose Mourinho , also praised the striker, laying emphasis on the fact that he scores "important goals" in nearly every game. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his team "surprised" CSKA Moscow in the first half to set up a 4-1 win in the Champions League . (more...)
Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan keen to improve to keep starting place Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan keen to improve to keep starting place
- September 28, 2017

The Portuguese boss complained last season about his side's schedule, and has now been left angered once more , feeling that his side have a significant disadvantage compared to their rivals with their schedule. "Mkhitaryan is coming because he speaks Russian. I have started very well and will do my best to carry on". "The reason he comes because I want to make life easier for you". (more...)
Rams vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 4 Odds, Prediction Rams vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 4 Odds, Prediction
- September 28, 2017

Fade the Thursday night game. That would not seem to be the case when reflecting on the first three games of the season. Lee wasn't the only Cowboys defender to sustain a hamstring injury against the Cardinals. There will be some familiar faces on the Los Angeles sideline when the Rams come to town Sunday, but none more so than former head coach Wade Phillips. (more...)
India vs Australia: David Warner to play his 100th ODI today India vs Australia: David Warner to play his 100th ODI today
- September 28, 2017

The fourth ODI is in Bengaluru on Thursday. If Australia want to avoid that, they'll have to make some change. Commencing the journey with a remarkable victory, Indian team continued to defeat the rival team in each game till now and registered victories in 3 matches to win the series. (more...)
Jose Mourinho on Man United's midfield injury crisis Jose Mourinho on Man United's midfield injury crisis
- September 28, 2017

Southampton's Shane Long raked his studs down the back of Fellaini's left ankle during United's 1-0 win at the St Mary's Stadium on Saturday. We are going to have a team with quality and balance to try to win the match . 11 - Basel is winless in its last 11 Champions League games (D4 L7), its longest drought in the tournament. As for opponents CSKA , while he expects them to be "the best CSKA side that [he] has faced", Mourinho was asked a question about their attacking midfielder ... (more...)