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Nemanja Matic Reveals Jose Mourinho's Pregame Pep Talk
- August 16, 2017

With Lukaku on board and offseason recruit Nemanja Matic also excelling in central midfield, United looks to have a side that can seriously challenge for its first league title since 2013, Alex Ferguson's final year at the club. Romelu Lukaku hit a League debut double while Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba also scored in what became Jose Mourinho's biggest win as United manager. (more...)
Baron Corbin Cashes In Money In The Bank Briefcase On SmackDown
- August 16, 2017

Baron Corbin's Money in the Bank contract guaranteed him a WWE Championship match at any time . Cena had the match won but Baron Corbin interfered and the match was called off. After the match, Natalya continued to attack Lynch until Naomi ran her off. The other big story on SmackDown Live surrounds the United States Championship . (more...)
Barcelona have lost with Neymar's departure - Busquets Barcelona have lost with Neymar's departure - Busquets
- August 16, 2017

Madrid took the lead four minutes after the break when Marcelo was allowed to overlap on the left and his cross was sliced into his own net by Pique when Ter Stegen would probably have claimed the ball with few problems. "To replace Neymar who is a unique player with very special talent and a one-on-one ability that no one else has in this sport will be hard. We don't look for excuses". (more...)
Pogba determined to win Premier League with Manchester United Pogba determined to win Premier League with Manchester United
- August 16, 2017

When you know the team more, you know how to play alongside them. The pair have been friends for years and it's clear the Frenchman played a role in the Belgian target man signing for Man United over Chelsea this summer. United and Pogba won three trophies - the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League - last season, but it struggled to a sixth-placed finish. Pogba, who left United for Juve in 2012, said: "I came here to win the Premier League and to challenge myself as well". (more...)
Chargers MLB Perryman likely out 2 months from ankle surgery Chargers MLB Perryman likely out 2 months from ankle surgery
- August 16, 2017

The Chargers made the playoffs that year and Ingram made a big impact in the team's divisional round win against the Bengals. Early in the offseason, he stressed the importance of rest and recovery . The news about Perryman strikes a blow to the Bolts' defense. "It helped a lot", Toomer said. "I can worry about technique work and the fundamentals". (more...)
Blue Jays notebook: Rays halt Toronto win streak Blue Jays notebook: Rays halt Toronto win streak
- August 16, 2017

Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer for the Blue Jays (57-62), who had a three-game winning string stopped. The Rays came in having scored 12 runs in their past 10. "I haven't been able to figure them out". Eleven of the 31-year-old's most recent 18 hits have gone for extra bases. Toronto left-hander Tim Mayza, called up from triple-A Buffalo on Monday, made his Major League Baseball debut in a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits and striking out one. (more...)
Tigers' Kinsler says ump Hernandez should get out of game Tigers' Kinsler says ump Hernandez should get out of game
- August 16, 2017

Kinsler and the Tigers , now 12 games under.500 and an afterthought in the playoff race, get the Rangers again on Tuesday for the second of a three-game tilt. He said he doesn't take it personally. Just go home right now. In 2010, an ESPN survey revealed that 22 percent of players asked called Hernandez the worst umpire in the majors. (more...)
Serena Williams on the harsh reality of 'cankles' Serena Williams on the harsh reality of 'cankles'
- August 16, 2017

But her friend, actress Meghan Markle , disagrees, saying Williams will be an ace at motherhood. "The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I've had surgeries galore, and I don't need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it". (more...)
Celtic return unlikely as Patrick Roberts in Manchester City squad Celtic return unlikely as Patrick Roberts in Manchester City squad
- August 16, 2017

The winger has been heavily linked with a return to Celtic Park but it is unlikely it will be before the Hoops face FC Astana in Wednesday's play-off first leg. While Stewart has thrown his support behind Ralston, that would also surely be a gamble for the Bhoys to pick the teenager given that he has only made a handful of appearances for the club. (more...)
India adorned for Independence Day celebrations India adorned for Independence Day celebrations
- August 16, 2017

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam wrote to his Indian counterpart, Mr Ram Nath Kovind, to convey the people of Singapore's congratulations on the occasion. The military later said the blast, claimed by the Islamic State group, was meant to mar independence day celebrations. 15th August is the national holiday, so all the schools, colleges, and government offices declares holiday but they all celebrating this day by distributing candies. (more...)
Red Sox Team Holds Special Place In Hearts Of Boston Fans Red Sox Team Holds Special Place In Hearts Of Boston Fans
- August 16, 2017

The Boston Red Sox are enduring a tough stretch of schedule but are having no trouble holding their own against a series of teams fighting for playoff spots. Molina then lined out to second baseman Neil Walker in what became a 4-5-4 triple play. The Cardinals threatened in the top of the fourth inning against Rick Porcello as Paul DeJong and Dexter Fowler hit consecutive singles. (more...)
PGA Championship 2017 Quail Hollow: Winners and Losers PGA Championship 2017 Quail Hollow: Winners and Losers
- August 16, 2017

It led to a thrilling day, with vast crowds delighting in birdies and eagles aplenty. Young players performed like veterans, and veterans occupied rookie slots on the leaderboards. This isn't the Massacre at Winged Foot. But Thomas will always be one of our guys, a kid who won a "major" in our city. When Justin Thomas raised the Wanamaker Trophy at Quail Hollow Club on Monday (AEST), Spieth was a pro's pro - by being a bro's bro. (more...)
RandBall: ESPN uses bad judgment with auction RandBall: ESPN uses bad judgment with auction
- August 16, 2017

And as the auctioneer called out a series of prices, the bidder casually raised their hands to buy Beckham. The image of a black man being auctioned off by a white man and being "sold" to the highest bidder is reminiscent of a slave auction . (more...)
Maloof Brothers Drop $880000 on Floyd Mayweather and Here's Why Maloof Brothers Drop $880000 on Floyd Mayweather and Here's Why
- August 16, 2017

Malignaggi left the McGregor camp after a row over a sparring session, with the American furious after pictures of him on the canvas were released on social media, claiming he had hit the deck after a push. Although Malignaggi did go on record by stating that McGregor got the better of him in some rounds, he feels he would be able to disprove that a knockdown happened. (more...)
Cristiano banned for five games Cristiano banned for five games
- August 16, 2017

A €3005 (£2727) fine has been added on top of the suspension. He then quickly was handed a second yellow after De Burgos ruled the captain of the Portuguese national team dove in an attempt to draw a penalty. 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...)
LeBron James accuses Trump of making hate 'fashionable,' after controversial press conference LeBron James accuses Trump of making hate 'fashionable,' after controversial press conference
- August 16, 2017

But in an exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday, a clearly irked Trump again said that both groups were at fault in inciting violence and insisted that those who gathered to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. (more...)
Liverpool vs. Hoffenheim: Time, Channel & Lineup
- August 16, 2017

Indeed he is. Nagelsmann, who is aiming to lead the club into the Champions League group stage for the first time, is one of six Bundesliga coaches still in their thirties - he is the youngest, it goes without saying - and he counts Klopp as one of his influences. (more...)
Broken Foot for Lucky Broken Foot for Lucky
- August 16, 2017

But Whitehead certainly won't be ready for the season opener on September 10 in Buffalo. Rodney Whitehead, better known by the National Football League community as Lucky Whitehead , may want to consider changing his nickname. Now, the Jets' returning competition will likely include several unproven players; including Frankie Hammond, Romar Morris, Marcus Murphy and Gabe Marks. (more...)
Champions League qualification key to keeping Philippe Coutinho, says Phil Thompson
- August 16, 2017

Klopp said: "I have to accept decisions from the owners, that's how it is, and sometimes from players, but for this moment I just have to concentrate on my team". "I prefer to not think of this [Coutinho leaving] because it would be terrible". From childhood, I had the dream to play the World Cup. Nathaniel Clyne , Daniel Sturridge , Danny Ings, Adam Lallana and Coutinho all miss out. (more...)
Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain wants £150k-a-week as Chelsea target deal Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain wants £150k-a-week as Chelsea target deal
- August 16, 2017

Alexis Sanchez has attracted the major headlines at Arsenal this summer, but he is not the only player whose future at the North London club is hanging in balance now. A combination of injuries and inconsistency in his playing position has halted his progress on multiple occasions with the Gunners. Arsene Wenger is reluctant to selling the England International who he recently described as having the potential to become a "very great player", but is prepared to sanction the deal. (more...)
Teenager Trent puts Liverpool on course for the group stages Teenager Trent puts Liverpool on course for the group stages
- August 16, 2017

I know that we made a good match here and I can promise you that we will make a good match over there". Hoffenheim kicked off their new season with a 1-0 DFB Cup win over third-tier side Erfurt on Saturday. "The second goal Milner let himself celebrate but the shot was deflected so it was unlucky". In the night's other Champions League play-off matches, Young Boys dominated the second half against CSKA yet the Swiss ended up losing after an nearly comical own goal. (more...)
Vancouver officially in running to host 2026 World Cup matches Vancouver officially in running to host 2026 World Cup matches
- August 16, 2017

Sports Minneapolis will respond on behalf of the city and U.S. Bank Stadium to a request for information to be a potential host for 2026 World Cup games. "We were incredibly successful with the firm we brought in (Bush Turf), so that wouldn't be an issue", said Jenn Hathaway, spokeswoman for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which oversees U.S. (more...)
Auburn QB-turned-WR John Franklin III transferring to FAU Auburn QB-turned-WR John Franklin III transferring to FAU
- August 16, 2017

This spring, with the addition of former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham , Franklin moved to receiver. During his time at the junior college, Franklin gained acclaim for his appearances on Last Chance U , which tracked former top-flight recruits hoping to earn an opportunity to play at another big-time school. (more...)
Hoskins belts first two big league homers in loss to Padres Hoskins belts first two big league homers in loss to Padres
- August 16, 2017

Philadelphia rookie Rhys Hoskins hit his first two major league home runs, a leadoff shot in the fourth off starter Travis Wood and a solo shot in the seventh off Craig Stammen. With San Diego trailing 2-1, Spangenberg opened the fourth inning with a single. "It was a play that I should have made", Spangenberg said of mishandling Hernandez's ball to his backhand side. (more...)
Frank Mir signs multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA Frank Mir signs multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA
- August 16, 2017

Mir then tweeted that he would make an official announcement on his podcast later in the day. Now Mir will join a growing Bellator MMA heavyweight roster that also includes fellow UFC veterans Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione. You can add one more name to the list of big-name free agents Bellator has accumulated. Mir was knocked out by Mark Hunt in his last outing, and is 2-3 in his last five scraps. (more...)
Arsenal & Chelsea Ready To Scupper Tottenham's £28m Move For South American Star Arsenal & Chelsea Ready To Scupper Tottenham's £28m Move For South American Star
- August 16, 2017

The 21-year-old instead did work in the gym while his teammates trained outside and met with Ajax supporters as he departed in his vehicle. Reports in Europe claim Spurs have already signed Sanchez and, while they are premature at this stage, they are confident of making the 21-year-old centre-back their first signing of the summer. (more...)
Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 1-year extension Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 1-year extension
- August 16, 2017

Davis has signed a contract extension with Carolina, the team announced Tuesday . According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the deal is said to pay Davis $6.8 million for one more season, guaranteeing him another $2 million for the 2017 campaign. (more...)
Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee
- August 16, 2017

Zidane has studiously avoided being dragged into El Clasico politics since succeeding Rafael Benitez as Madrid boss but told a pre-match news conference "something is up" with the punishment meted out to Ronaldo, who was booked for removing his shirt in celebration of a stunning goal and dismissed for simulation. (more...)
Bucs and Jaguars Players Separated After Scuffle at Heated Practice Bucs and Jaguars Players Separated After Scuffle at Heated Practice
- August 16, 2017

Though, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone did indicate Monday that Bortles is already dealing with what can be described as a exhausted arm. That doesn't mean, however, that every onfield interaction has been filled with pleasantries. "We're still making mistakes, and we've had thousands of reps", Bortles said. None of the four drives resulted in touchdowns but the Bucs' first-team offense did get close to scoring range. (more...)
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Appeals NFL Suspension Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Appeals NFL Suspension
- August 16, 2017

A portion of Elliott's appeal argument will revolve around the credibility of his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson , those familiar with it told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The N.F.L. now has 10 business days to schedule a hearing. "They are not going to believe you". Elliott also claims he is certain Thompson told him, "You are a black male athlete". (more...)

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