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Premier League moves to close transfer window before season
- August 15, 2017

The Premier League are expected to approve a revolutionary change that will see the transfer window close before the start of the season, from the 2018/19 campaign. The Premier League kicked off on Friday night and all clubs have been told to warn crowds of extra security measures in place - including increased checks and restrictions on what can be brought into the stadium. (more...)
Antonio Rudiger demands quick response from troubled Chelsea Antonio Rudiger demands quick response from troubled Chelsea
- August 15, 2017

Conte himself meanwhile merely commented that "the club is trying to do their best in the transfer market.the club is doing the work". "Whether you agree with the sending off (of Cahill) or not, they behaved like the Chelsea of two years ago under Mourinho and basically threw in the towel". (more...)
Premier League clubs aiming to shorten transfer window Premier League clubs aiming to shorten transfer window
- August 15, 2017

Representatives from the 20 top-flight clubs are due to attend a shareholders meeting on September 7 with the majority pushing for a new, earlier, transfer deadline to be introduced. His Swansea counterpart Paul Clement , who faces losing Sigurdsson to Everton , has also indicated that Premier League bosses broadly back the change. (more...)
Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton named NL Player of the Week Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton named NL Player of the Week
- August 15, 2017

Stanton crushed a 91-mph fastball from Giants starter Ty Blach 382 feet (according to Statcast) over the left field wall, following a leadoff single by Dee Gordon to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead in the first. First, Miami Marlins slugger #Giancarlo Stanton is continuing his home run filled hot streak, making history along the way. The next three spots on the list are also occupied by Stanton, who hit 37 homers twice and 34 once. (more...)
Real secure easy win over Barca in Spanish Super Cup first leg Real secure easy win over Barca in Spanish Super Cup first leg
- August 15, 2017

The RFEF said the decision was subject to appeal before the Appeals Committee within 10 business days. That's a huge hit, even as he comes off of significant rest time this summer. "We played a great game but I am annoyed by Cristiano's sending-off", said Real coach Zinedine Zidane . According to the Spanish football federation's rules, such offences are met with a suspension of anything between four and 12 games, but previous cases have resulted in four-game bans. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off with 6400 pounds of cargo
- August 15, 2017

SpaceX's launch is the first of two planned for this week. In fact, SpaceX has yet to lose a rocket during a ground landing. The Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit about 10 minutes after launch and will begin deploying its solar arrays. (more...)
Mauricio Pellegrino Issues Virgil Van Dijk Warning Mauricio Pellegrino Issues Virgil Van Dijk Warning
- August 15, 2017

Southampton were missing wantaway defender Virgil van Dijk , although that was because of a virus rather than the desire of the Dutch defender who has submitted a transfer request, to move to Liverpool . That's why if the window is shut before the season starts everything is sorted out and we can get on with the football. Southampton had 29 shots on goal, with Manolo Gabbiadini and Dusan Tadic wasting the best of the chances. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five match ban
- August 15, 2017

A second booking followed for diving, under pressure from Samuel Umtiti, and Ronaldo did not take the decison of match official, Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea lightly. Sources told Marca that Real Madrid will appeal the ban. Just two minutes later, the 32-year-old was shown a second yellow for an alleged dive in the box, prompting him to momentarily lose his cool and shove the referee. (more...)
WWE SummerSlam 2017 matches, card, start time, date, rumors, kickoff show WWE SummerSlam 2017 matches, card, start time, date, rumors, kickoff show
- August 15, 2017

SummerSlam is now less than a week away which simply means it is time for the go-home episode of Monday Night Raw , and WWE has a packed show for tonight. The announcement comes days before this year's four-day run of shows, kicking off with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on Saturday, 19th August. Intercontinental Championship - The Miz (c) vs. (more...)
Antonio Conte Set to Increase Chelsea Summer Spending Following Defeat to Burnley
- August 15, 2017

Cesar Azpilicueta believes that Chelsea's summer signings are not on the same level as those who have recently left the club. Chelsea's title defence could not have been much worse as they had two players sent-off and went down to a 3-2 loss at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Bulls release their 2017-2018 regular season schedule Bulls release their 2017-2018 regular season schedule
- August 15, 2017

January 12: Warriors at Bucks - The rising young Bucks, who snapped the Warriors' 24-game win streak in 2015, tend to play the Warriors tough at home. In Game 3 of their playoff series, Kelly Oubre was ejected and suspended for a game after shoving Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk to the floor. The Celtics made a big move in free agency, signing all-star guard Gordon Hayward away from the Utah Jazz . (more...)
Game of Thrones season seven episode six promo is here!
- August 15, 2017

Every week I have been watching Game of Thrones , and I have been getting to the end of the episode and wanting more immediately. First (not necessarily chronologically), they reunited Ser Davos with Gendry, the bastard son of Robert Baratheon who disappeared by rowboat several seasons ago. (more...)
Tiger Woods had 5 drugs in his system at DUI arrest Tiger Woods had 5 drugs in his system at DUI arrest
- August 15, 2017

On Wednesday, Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program. Woods said at the time of his arrest that alcohol was not involved and that he had "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications". "I remain grateful for the wonderful support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me". (more...)
Two red cards condemn Chelsea to 2-3 loss to Burnley
- August 15, 2017

A wonder-goal against Chelsea , confirmation of his inclusion in Martin O'Neill's latest squad and now a brand new contract at Burnley - it's been a great few days for Stephen Ward . Ward, who has played in two European Championships for his country, appeared in 37 of Burnley's 38 Premier League matches during the 2016-17 season. (more...)
2017-18 National Basketball Association schedule: 10 must-see games 2017-18 National Basketball Association schedule: 10 must-see games
- August 15, 2017

ET in Oklahoma City. The league released the opening week national TV schedule and the blockbuster Christmas Day lineup late last week. For the second time in three seasons, and the 10th time in franchise history, the Rockets will play on Christmas Day - a 7 p.m. (more...)
'I'm not thinking about it' - Jurgen Klopp on Coutinho's move to Barcelona 'I'm not thinking about it' - Jurgen Klopp on Coutinho's move to Barcelona
- August 15, 2017

The second was really unlucky because we'd already defended it, but again it's formation. Liverpool's bench looked remarkably thin on Saturday, with new signings Andy Robertson and Dominic Solanke left behind at Melwood while Philippe Coutinho , Adam Lallana , Daniel Sturridge and Nathaniel Clyne all missed the fixture through injury. (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp focuses on Hoffenheim as Coutinho saga rumbles on
- August 15, 2017

Questions are once again being asked about their defensive capabilities following a somewhat shambolic showing at Watford on Saturday and with uncertainty continuing to surround the future of Philippe Coutinho . However, the manager has now revealed that the club are not looking at a certain position in their bid to strengthen the squad and are open to making additions in any area of the team. (more...)
Jim Irsay non-committal on Andrew Luck's availability against Cardinals Jim Irsay non-committal on Andrew Luck's availability against Cardinals
- August 15, 2017

Irsay told reporters that Luck could play in the season opener. He has started throwing during practice, but the Colts have restricted him as they ease him back in his rehabilitation. They just can't guarantee it at this time. Straight from the horse's mouth, we finally can confirm that Andrew Luck might miss regular-season games as he comes back from shoulder surgery. (more...)
Watford earn dramatic draw in thriller with Liverpool
- August 15, 2017

With the Spanish side now making advances for Liverpool's No. 10, the Brazilian handed in a transfer request on Friday afternoon. While a number of Reds fans are unhappy with Coutinho trying to force his way out of Anfield, the view is not shared by his team-mates. (more...)
Diego Costa Rips Into Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte During Extraordinary Interview
- August 15, 2017

At last week's Premier League launch, Conte told Sky Sports Chelsea's board know where he wants to strengthen the team and Azpilicueta says the Blues need experienced players to have any chance of retaining the title. Of course, that is a worst-case scenario. Costa has scored 59 goals in 120 games for Chelsea since arriving from Spain for £32m in 2014, winning the Premier League title twice. (more...)
Salah included in Klopp's Champions League squad
- August 15, 2017

Klopp repeated this stance several times , but clearly, he may have to give in to the demands of the unpredictable transfer market. Despite Liverpool playing hardball over Coutinho's transfer, Jurgen Klopp is reportedly planning for life without the playmaker and Insigne heads the list as realistic replacements for Coutinho . (more...)
Martin Keown sends warning to Liverpool fans about Jurgen Klopp's style
- August 15, 2017

Liverpool's game Saturday wasn't exactly the best indication of all the ways in which this season is going to differ from the last. Jamie Carragher still insists there's no way Liverpool will let Philippe Coutinho leave this summer, even though he has handed in a transfer request . (more...)
Antonio Conte 'furious' at Chelsea star after ill-discipline in Burnley defeat
- August 15, 2017

But they have lost 11 from the squad since the start of the calendar year, and manager Antonio Conte is growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of action. " Normally a manager who has the full support of his team, or feels he has the full support of his team, wouldn't come out (to criticise them) and he'd defend his players ". (more...)
Torontonians rally against white supremacist violence in Charlottesville Torontonians rally against white supremacist violence in Charlottesville
- August 15, 2017

We are not affiliated with any group and nobody is going to make any speeches. As Carly Usdin's sign says, "white silence = violence " and it is well past the time to stand up. "We are not the great white north that's free from these issues", she said, pointing to an incident at Nathan Phillips Square in April when anti-racism demonstrators were met with counter-protest that turned violent. (more...)
Odell Beckham to Giants: Make room for a fifth Super Bowl banner Odell Beckham to Giants: Make room for a fifth Super Bowl banner
- August 15, 2017

Beckham already is off to a good start this week too. This would be unbelievable, except we see it over and over with him. He could make any play he wants - and he knows it. The Giants will be hoping for plenty of that during the 2017-18 regular season when they travel to AT&T Stadium in Arlington for a primetime matchup with the division rival Dallas Cowboys. (more...)
Dolphins' Ajayi joins drills for 1st time since concussion Dolphins' Ajayi joins drills for 1st time since concussion
- August 14, 2017

According to the Miami Herald , Drake received a helmet-to-helmet hit during practice. Drake did not return to practice and Dolphins head coach Adam Gase did not provide an immediate update during his daily press conference. "I hope he's OK". Pouncey progress: Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey did not practice Sunday, but there was good news nonetheless in terms of his recovery from the hip injury that cut short his 2016 season. (more...)
Pogba, Matic, Martial Contribute to Manchester United's Whole Team Effort Pogba, Matic, Martial Contribute to Manchester United's Whole Team Effort
- August 14, 2017

Matic was speaking after making his competitive United debut, playing the entirety of Tuesday's 2-1 UEFA Super Cup loss to Real Madrid despite having had only 45 pre-season minutes in red under his belt. Then I want to go to Swansea, a hard match. And reports out of Old Trafford claim Lindelof is not injured and is now behind Smalling, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly in the centre-back pecking order. (more...)
Harper-less Nats lose doubleheader opener to Giants 4-2 Harper-less Nats lose doubleheader opener to Giants 4-2
- August 14, 2017

The Washington Nationals have enjoyed their ride as one of the best teams in baseball atop the National League East division at 69-46. If the injury is as bad as it looked, the Washington Nationals' postseason chances may have just taken a serious hit. (more...)
Longtime Arkansas head football coach Frank Broyles dies Longtime Arkansas head football coach Frank Broyles dies
- August 14, 2017

The full story on Broyles' death can be found here . Broyles suffered a stroke in mid-July, and was said to be recovering at home. The tweet referred to Broyles as "a legend in collegiate athletics", echoing what many have said after the death of the longtime figure in college sports. (more...)
Giroud Explains Why He Chose To Stay At Arsenal Giroud Explains Why He Chose To Stay At Arsenal
- August 14, 2017

Cech initially tipped over Riyad Mahrez's shot, but the latter turned provider from the resulting corner. The France worldwide striker has seen his future called into question on a regular basis over recent weeks, with the likes of Everton , West Ham and Marseille reported to be keen. (more...)

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