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Everton Agree £45m Sigurdsson Fee With Swansea Everton Agree £45m Sigurdsson Fee With Swansea
- August 16, 2017

Sigurdsson, 27, has been Swansea's star man since re-signing from Tottenham Hotspur back in the summer of 2014, and he was the driving force in the Swans ' survival from relegation, notching nine goals and 13 assists in the Premier League last term. (more...)
West Brom sign Barry to fill Fletcher void West Brom sign Barry to fill Fletcher void
- August 15, 2017

He is five games from breaking ex-Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs' record 632 Premier League appearances. "I want to help the team improve, work hard and hopefully add quality". "Look forward to seeing you all again". West Brom boss Tony Pulis reckons Barry will prove a great replacement for Darren Fletcher , who joined Stoke City over the summer. (more...)
Barcelona agree fee for Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder
- August 15, 2017

Brazilian midfielder Paulinho has departed Chinese Super League team Guangzhou Evergrande and joined Spanish giants FC Barcelona for a fee of £36million. "There are several players demanded by the managers and we are working on it". He is set to be Barcelona's first signing since Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record 222 million euros ($262 million) last week. (more...)
Gilas Pilipinas vs. Korea Gilas Pilipinas vs. Korea
- August 15, 2017

The memory of the 2013 semifinals win against South Korea of the then Fiba Asia Championship in Manila still lingers in the mind of the courageous Gilas crew and the legions of fans that witnessed the historic game. The game set at 11:30 p.m. (Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in the Lebanese capital of Beirut and the Filipinos would like nothing less than a repeat of the 2013 triumph in the Final Four of this event in Manila to happen again. (more...)
Aaron Sanchez (finger) may not return to Blue Jays' mound this season Aaron Sanchez (finger) may not return to Blue Jays' mound this season
- August 15, 2017

Nick Tepesch got the win by pitching 6 innings of 1-run ball for the Jays. He allowed one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. "It's an idea. We've all kind of thrown it off each other in here but like I said, I just want to make sure that I'm out there and I can throw and I'm healthy first". (more...)
Potential changes to the summer transfer window Potential changes to the summer transfer window
- August 15, 2017

For instance, if the new deadline was in place now, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would know that Manchester City's hopes of signing Alexis Sanchez would be over until January. They would also kick up a fuss if an English club sealed a deal before they even had the chance. So this move might only be beneficial to mid-table clubs or those in the bottom half. (more...)
India wins the toss ahead of 3rd test against Sri Lanka
- August 15, 2017

It is India's first-ever series clean sweep on overseas soil. Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella top-scored with 41 before falling to the guile of the lanky off-spinner. Pattinson was suffering inflammation around an area of his back where he had a previous stress fracture. "We are winning and the momentum is with the team". (more...)
Maria Sharapova: Serena Williams rivalry stems from feud after 2004 Wimbledon final Maria Sharapova: Serena Williams rivalry stems from feud after 2004 Wimbledon final
- August 15, 2017

The US Open, which offers $24 million in prize money up for grabs, is scheduled to be held between August 28 and September 10 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY. However, she was forced to pull out of Wimbledon qualifying due to a thigh injury she suffered at the Italian Open in May. Sharapova returned to the WTA Tour in April after serving a 15-month doping ban. (more...)
Sergi Roberto to Decide on Future Amid Latest Rumours Sergi Roberto to Decide on Future Amid Latest Rumours
- August 15, 2017

The 25-year-old Spain worldwide has been with Barca since he joined the Masia in 2006, and played a starring role last season after Aleix Vidal went down with an injury. Valverde, however, has insisted that he will "absolutely count on Roberto this season". His eyes are turned toward the Camp Nou and unsettled 25-year-old midfielder, Sergi Roberto . (more...)
Gov. Rick Scott proposes new tax measure during stop in Lake Mary Gov. Rick Scott proposes new tax measure during stop in Lake Mary
- August 15, 2017

He will be in Jacksonville on Tuesday and in Tampa on Friday to promote the tax measure. Already on the ballot for 2018 is a Corcoran priority that would let voters decide if homeowners should receive bigger property-tax breaks. Republican governor candidate Adam Putnam, the state's agriculture commissioner, praised Scott's proposal. "It's anti-government waste, anti-politician, and anti-pork barrel spending", said Corcoran, who is considering a run for governor next year. (more...)
Miami Dolphins sign Ken Griffey Jr.'s son Miami Dolphins sign Ken Griffey Jr.'s son
- August 15, 2017

In June, he was placed on injured reserve, before being outright waived in July. He would go on to play four seasons for the Wildcats, totaling 23 catches for 382 yards and two touchdowns during his senior year. Although he was also selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 2016 MLB draft , the pick was more of a nice gesture for his father considering Trey hasn't played competitive baseball since before high school. (more...)
Finalists For UEFA Player Of The Year Revealed Finalists For UEFA Player Of The Year Revealed
- August 15, 2017

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo , Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon have been confirmed as the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award. Who do you think was the best player in Europe last season? Messi and Ronaldo have both won the award twice, with the Portugal worldwide voted victor a year ago. (more...)
Doklam standoff: India-China heading towards trade war, reports Chinese state media Doklam standoff: India-China heading towards trade war, reports Chinese state media
- August 15, 2017

Yang during his visit is going to meet the President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and other officials. Nepal and India have already agreed to adopt the same position on worldwide issues, as reflected in the joint statement issued after the state visit of former premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" to India past year. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles open door to release RB Ryan Mathews Philadelphia Eagles open door to release RB Ryan Mathews
- August 15, 2017

The Eagles had to wait until Mathews was cleared medically to release him. It was evident that Philadelphia was going to release Mathews, especially after signing free agent running back LeGarrette Blount and selecting running back Donnel Pumphrey in the 2017 NFL Draft. (more...)
Tony Lippett tears Achilles, will have season-ending surgery Tony Lippett tears Achilles, will have season-ending surgery
- August 15, 2017

Lippett tore his Achilles tendon and is out for the season, as he is scheduled to have surgery. Lippett, who started 13 games a year ago and had four interceptions, was expected to be the Dolphins' No. Lippett started 13 games for the Dolphins last season and recorded 67 tackles and a team-high four interceptions. During training camp, Lippett was second behind Xavien Howard on the Dolphins depth chart. (more...)
Local reaction to Justin Thomas' PGA Championship victory Local reaction to Justin Thomas' PGA Championship victory
- August 15, 2017

I wanted to be doing that, and I wasn't". And like the Italian, Reed sees only good things coming from the inspiring finish at Quail Hollow . His eight-foot birdie putt then sat on the edge of the hole for 12 seconds, but dropped. For it was not just Spieth who waited around to salute Thomas, but Rickie Fowler and Bud Cauley, too. Even more special than the trophy was seeing his father, Mike Thomas, walk toward with arms wide to wrap around his only son. (more...)
Klopp has no say in Coutinho saga amid Barca speculation
- August 15, 2017

Having rejected two massive bids from the Catalan club and publically stated that Coutinho is not for sale, Liverpool could not make their position any clearer. Stefano Okaka opened the scoring as he headed in from a corner with just eight minutes gone and Abdoulaye Doucoure re-established the Hornets' lead shortly after Sadio Mane had equalised. (more...)
Tottenham see £25m bid for Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon turned down Tottenham see £25m bid for Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon turned down
- August 15, 2017

Able to play further up the field as well, some have dubbed him the "new Gareth Bale". At the end of June, Sessegnon then signed his first professional contract at Fulham. The Times have also gone to print on Tuesday with an update on Tottenham's attempts to sign the sought-after teenager. Both the boys, who grew up in Roehampton in south-west London, are happy at Fulham and have put no pressure on the club to sell them. (more...)
Golf punter's $3 million multi falls agonisingly short Golf punter's $3 million multi falls agonisingly short
- August 15, 2017

Had all four of his choices been correct, he would have walked away with $2.5 million. He nailed three of them, but Jordan Spieth's win at the British Open in July ended his chances. You may think Kevin Kisner, Rickie Fowler , Hideki Matsuyama and a few other pros are upset right now having just missed out on the over $1.8 million dollar winner's paycheck at the PGA Championship. (more...)
Arsenal Braced For £60m Alexis Sanchez Bid From Manchester City Arsenal Braced For £60m Alexis Sanchez Bid From Manchester City
- August 15, 2017

Manchester City are taking one final crack at persuading Arsenal to sell Alexis Sanchez and, depending on which paper you read, the amount of money they have tabled ranges from between £50m to £60m. According to the Mirror UK, Pep Guardiola's side feel they can force the Gunners to sell the Chile star whose contract expires in the summer of 2018. (more...)
Suns Rookie Josh Jackson Speaks Out on Potential Kyrie Irving Trade Suns Rookie Josh Jackson Speaks Out on Potential Kyrie Irving Trade
- August 15, 2017

National Basketball Association insider Dave McMenamin said that according to Irving's former teammate, James Jones, Irving avoided the team for days during the early days of the playoffs, New York Post reported. The Suns have since told Jackson he would not be traded . Josh Jackson thinks he's staying put in Phoenix for his rookie season. Jackson, who was the fourth overall selection by Phoenix in June's NBA Draft , spoke about the situation in an interview on Sirius XM NBA ... (more...)
Aussie Olympic champion Stephen Wooldridge dead at 39 Aussie Olympic champion Stephen Wooldridge dead at 39
- August 15, 2017

Olympic champion cyclist Steve Wooldridge has died in a suspected suicide, just short of his 40th birthday. "Cycling NSW's thoughts are with Stephen's family and his friends during this hard time". One of the cyclist's good friends and mentors, Phil Bates, penned an emotional tribute to the Olympic champion after receiving the news. "How many of you have the guy next door that has won gold medals at the Olympic Games, multiple world championships, multiple Commonwealth Games gold Medals ... (more...)
71st Independence Day: Mobile internet services blocked in Kashmir valley 71st Independence Day: Mobile internet services blocked in Kashmir valley
- August 15, 2017

Meanwhile, protest rallies and demonstrations will be held throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir to mark India's Independence Day as Black Day. Security has been beefed up across Kashmir ahead of the Independence Day in view of the recent spurt in militancy-related incidents in the valley, officials said. (more...)
Barcelona couldn't win Real Madrid even with 12 men - Arbeloa Barcelona couldn't win Real Madrid even with 12 men - Arbeloa
- August 15, 2017

Paulinho will not be available to play on Wednesday for the second leg, in which Barcelona face an uphill struggle, needing to score at least three away goals to be in with a chance of winning the cup. Although it was a "gentle" push from Ronaldo , It could spell trouble for the 32-year-old. But the incident could not prevent Madrid seizing control of the tie, Asensio rifling home an unstoppable third from the edge of the area to get watching president Florentino Perez onto his feet. (more...)
Arsenal contact Real Madrid with Alexis Sanchez swap request Arsenal contact Real Madrid with Alexis Sanchez swap request
- August 15, 2017

The Chile worldwide could run out his contract at the Emirates with less than 12 months left on it. News of Sanchez is usually followed by rumours about Mesut Ozil and the Daily Express says that the lackadaisical German has "told his agent to get him a move to Barcelona this summer". (more...)
Man United signed very good players — Mkhitaryan Man United signed very good players — Mkhitaryan
- August 15, 2017

It's clear that both former Chelsea manager and Serbian midfielder are already converted to Red Devils. 'I'm on fire, ' he smiled when asked to describe his mood. 'It was very important for us that he scored his first two goals and, after that, it was easier for us to play, the game was more open, and there was more space to use. (more...)
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Why we lost - Valverde Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Why we lost - Valverde
- August 15, 2017

This is exactly what happened in the next few minutes as Cristiano was given his marching orders, the referee showed him the second yellow, for simulation, trying to earn a penalty by diving inside the box. The sides meet again in Madrid for the second-leg on Wednesday. "Once the red card was shown, the player pushed me slightly in a sign of disagreement". (more...)
New York Yankees? (8/15/17) Livestream, how to watch online New York Yankees? (8/15/17) Livestream, how to watch online
- August 15, 2017

The Yankees left-hander threw a bullpen session before Monday's Subway Series opener against the New York Mets and said his right knee felt much better. As Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes used the third inning to put on their own home run parade against Yankee starter Luis Cessa , the early 2-0 Mets lead threatened to turn the Yankees mini-crisis into a major one, especially with Mets ace Jacob deGrom looming Tuesday. (more...)
Dembele suspended by Dortmund Dembele suspended by Dortmund
- August 15, 2017

Catalan newspaper Sport claims an initial fee of €100m has now been agreed between the clubs, with Barca haggling over the amount of performance related add-ons in the deal, which could reportedly amount to an extra €30m. The 20-year-old French forward has been indefinitely excluded from selection contention after missing a training session without permission. And former Bayern director Michael Reschke revealed that Dembele's decision was motivated by doubts that he was ready to play for ... (more...)
Jamie Carragher Explains Why He's A Big Fan Of Olivier Giroud
- August 15, 2017

Leicester are the equivalent of a team like Real Zaragoza in Spain but you never get a game like that in La Liga with that kind of atmosphere. Wenger selected three defenders at the start of the game, possibly thinking that the Leicester attack is all about pace. (more...)

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