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Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins delayed by rain on Wednesday Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins delayed by rain on Wednesday
- August 17, 2017

The teams will play a split-doubleheader on Thursday with the originally scheduled game starting at 12:10 p.m. and then the makeup being played at 6:10 p.m. Indians starters now have a league-low 3.98 ERA, after owning the league's highest rotation ERA (4.86) as late as June 9. "I don't think you get too satisfied in the middle of August", Francona said. (more...)
Mariners and Orioles tangle one more time at Safeco Mariners and Orioles tangle one more time at Safeco
- August 17, 2017

Alonso batted just.192 in his first seven games with the Mariners before breaking out Wednesday. "He swung", Servais said. "Let's see if we can take advantage of it now getting back to a place that feels like it's been about a year since we've been there", Showalter said. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez might leave Arsenal for free: Arsene Wenger Alexis Sanchez might leave Arsenal for free: Arsene Wenger
- August 17, 2017

He is not far away now [from being completely fit]. "I think I plan for him to be here for the whole season, after we will see at the end of the season". Meanwhile the Daily Mail has linked championship side Aston Villa with an "ambitious" move for Wilshere . During a press conference ahead of their English Premier League clash against Stoke City on 19 August, the French coach said there was a possibility that the 28-year-old Spaniard could leave before the closure of the summer ... (more...)
Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Burnley: Rudiger starts ; Boga named in starting lineup Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Burnley: Rudiger starts ; Boga named in starting lineup
- August 17, 2017

Chelsea have signed Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger , Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata so far this summer. In the next half hour, the visitors exploited the ensuing chaos, as they cashed in with one, then two, and finally three goals before the interval. (more...)
Bourdais given all clear to return to racing after Indy crash Bourdais given all clear to return to racing after Indy crash
- August 17, 2017

He wound up in a hospital with a fractured hip and multiple pelvis fractures, and underwent same-day surgery. His recovery appears to have made another major step forward today, with the Dale Coyne Racing driver tweeting: "Some of you might wonder why I was in Indy today". (more...)
Rival GMs still think Kristaps Porzingis could be moved Rival GMs still think Kristaps Porzingis could be moved
- August 17, 2017

Porzingis caused a stir after deciding not to have an exit interview last season that instigated then-presided Phil Jackson to shop him. It's important to note that the Cleveland Cavaliers are not obligated to grant Irving's request since the All-Star point guard is under contract for a minimum of two more seasons. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo's appeal against five-game ban rejected Cristiano Ronaldo's appeal against five-game ban rejected
- August 17, 2017

Ronaldo concluded his Instagram message with "Thanks to my teammates and fans for their support". The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to make it 2-1 and for a dive. Ronaldo will be absent when Madrid begin their defence of La Liga on Sunday at Deportivo la Coruna as well as for home games against Valencia and Levante and a trip to Real Sociedad. (more...)
'I don't know what the strength of West Indies cricket is' 'I don't know what the strength of West Indies cricket is'
- August 17, 2017

The former Durham man becomes the 12th opening partner for Alastair Cook since the retirement of Andrew Strauss and has come in to the side after replacing Keaton Jennings who has had a disastrous time of late. Ranked eighth in the world, West Indies are expected to struggle against Joe Root's side and legendary bowler Curtly Ambrose fears the tourists will not compete . (more...)
Venus Williams upset by Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty in Cincinnati Open Venus Williams upset by Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty in Cincinnati Open
- August 17, 2017

Williams, the runner-up at the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, fell behind 4-1 in the decisive set after dropping serve in the third and fifth games. "It's an honor for me to walk out on the the same court as her, be able to play against her and share the court with her". Especially since I'm not 20 years old. (more...)
Wright-Phillips has 2 goals, Red Bulls reach Open Cup finals Wright-Phillips has 2 goals, Red Bulls reach Open Cup finals
- August 17, 2017

If FCC beats the Red Bulls, Cincinnati will host the Open Cup final on September 20 - if the San Jose Earthquakes win at Sporting Kansas City in the other semi-final, to be played 8:30 p.m. After beating Columbus Crew SC and the Chicago Fire in previous rounds (and NASL's Miami FC in the quarterfinals), FC Cincinnati hosts the New York Red Bulls at Nippert Stadium (8 p.m. (more...)
Mkhi surprised Chelsea sold Matic to United Mkhi surprised Chelsea sold Matic to United
- August 17, 2017

He turned in a superb performance as the Red Devils brushed West Ham aside 4-0 and Gerrard thinks Liverpool could use a player such as Matic. When asked what Man Utd player would you take at Liverpool, ex-midfielder Gerrard told BT Sport : "Right now, I think looking at them from the weekend, Matic is a very good player". (more...)
Phoenix libraries hosting program to learn about solar eclipse Phoenix libraries hosting program to learn about solar eclipse
- August 17, 2017

An otherwise bright summer sky will give way to total darkness. Is it OK to have a peek? UCLA scientists in astronomy and planetary sciences will be available to answer questions about the sun, the eclipse, the solar system and astronomy. (more...)
Excitement building over solar eclipse: what you should know Excitement building over solar eclipse: what you should know
- August 17, 2017

Will you be viewing this rare event? According to the American Astronomical Society (AAS), a real and safe pair of solar eclipse glasses should be labeled with ISO 12312-2 (sometimes written in more detail as ISO 12312-2:2015), which is an worldwide safety standard that donates the glasses reduce visible sunlight to safe levels and block UV and IR radiation. (more...)
Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) Reaches New 1-Year Low at $22.64
- August 17, 2017

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ensemble Capital Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 676,445 shares.#img1#. In an analyst report published on 14 August, RBC Capital kept their "Buy" rating on shares of DISCA. It is positive, as 44 investors sold Discovery Communications Inc . (more...)
5 from SEC make Manning Award watch list for top QB 5 from SEC make Manning Award watch list for top QB
- August 17, 2017

Last season, Rypien was named to the All-mountain West first team for the second year in a row, leading the league and finishing 12th nationally in passing yards and finished with 24 touchdowns. He enters 2017 sixth in completions, eighth in attempts, seventh in yards, fourth in touchdowns and fourth in 300-yard passing games. In its first 13 years, the Manning Award has honored quarterbacks from 11 different schools and four different conferences. (more...)
Confirmed Celtic line-up v Astana: Ntcham starts, Armstrong only on the bench Confirmed Celtic line-up v Astana: Ntcham starts, Armstrong only on the bench
- August 17, 2017

It virtually assures a team that is 500/1 for outright European glory with Sky Bet a place in the group stages ahead of next week's return leg. Rodgers said: "I was really proud". That will certainly help pump up the volume as the Celtic support - all 60,000 of them - intend to roar Rodgers and his Bhoys to glory. When Leigh Griffiths made it five with a strike that deflected off Igor Shitov and into the back of the net late on, passage to the group stage was all but assured, ... (more...)
Chick-fil-A in new Falcons stadium will still be closed Sundays Chick-fil-A in new Falcons stadium will still be closed Sundays
- August 17, 2017

After nine years of planning, and more than three years of construction, this dynamic, fan-centric modern marvel is nearly ready to rock. Mark your calendars breaded-chicken fans! That means that Chick-fil-A will have a concession area in a stadium where most people attend said stadium on a day they won't be open. (more...)
Tips for making sure your eclipse glasses are safe Tips for making sure your eclipse glasses are safe
- August 17, 2017

But looking at the eclipse can cause permanent damage on your retina. Called the " Total Solar Eclipse " by NASA with a countdown on its website , astronomers predict that the moon will block the sun in aEc " path of totality " that stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo suspended five games and fined after shoving referee Cristiano Ronaldo suspended five games and fined after shoving referee
- August 17, 2017

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo accused the Spanish football federation (RFEF) of persecution after his appeal against a five-game ban for pushing a referee was dismissed on Wednesday. 16, 2017. "What happened happened, but when you look at the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo has got five matches, you have to admit that it's a lot", Zidane said in the press conference on Tuesday (15 August). (more...)
Paul Pogba: "I have come back as a man" to United
- August 17, 2017

The FC crew revisit their Premier League Golden Boot predictions and question if Romelu Lukaku should be the new favourite. " Winning the Premier League is what matters ", said Pogba , who scored in the club's win over West Ham in their first league game of the season. (more...)
Serge Aurier Agrees To Join Premier League Club Serge Aurier Agrees To Join Premier League Club
- August 17, 2017

L'equipe claim that PSG are listening to offers for the 24-year-old following the arrival of Dani Alves on a free transfer from Juventus . But it is said that Aurier can not transfer to the Premier League title challengers unless unless he wins his appeal to quash his conviction for assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub in September a year ago. (more...)
Key players: How do Chelsea fare without Cahill and Fabregas? Key players: How do Chelsea fare without Cahill and Fabregas?
- August 17, 2017

Chelsea are a top-class side and it is tough to come here and dominant possession, even when they have 10 men, but we were too flippant with the ball and we gave it away too cheaply. The last time both Cahill and Fabregas did not feature for Chelsea they drew 0-0 with Manchester United at Old Trafford, in December 2015. Jack Wilshere has had a fallow couple of seasons, having been blighted by injury, and has been put up for sale by Arsenal . (more...)
Great Britain stuns U.S. to win 4x4100m gold, Bolt injured Great Britain stuns U.S. to win 4x4100m gold, Bolt injured
- August 17, 2017

Bolt's blown hamstring shocked the world and made headlines for all the wrong reasons, but in the aftermath of the injury, the Jamaican team believes it was no fault of his own. They held off the United States of America, who were favourites, to win in a British record time of 37.47 seconds. Blake told reporters afterward: " They were holding us too long in the call room ". (more...)
Big Ten Announces 2017-18 Men's Basketball Conference Schedule Big Ten Announces 2017-18 Men's Basketball Conference Schedule
- August 17, 2017

Don't sleep on a Tom Izzo-coached team - ever. Nebraska will resume conference play on January 2, as the Huskers travel to Northwestern before heading to regular-season champion Purdue on January 5. On Monday, Dec. 4, IN will entertain the Hawkeyes, Michigan will travel to Ohio State and Penn State will host the Badgers. A matchup at Purdue on February 8 will close the three-game road swing. (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte facing selection headache ahead of Tottenham clash Chelsea boss Conte facing selection headache ahead of Tottenham clash
- August 17, 2017

You'll maybe be three points off the top, not the end of the world and sort of stop this tidal wave of negativity as we saw with Costa today in the press, we have seen Conte, the way he is speaking to the press you know something is not right with him and the board. (more...)
Brock Osweiler should start at quarterback, says Joe Thomas Brock Osweiler should start at quarterback, says Joe Thomas
- August 17, 2017

Thomas will not play in the second game as the Browns continue to nurse him to the regular season without overdoing things in camp. And now left tackle Joe Thomas has said it. "You don't want to see a guy lose his confidence and lose his swagger by being played before he's ready". "He's got the leadership and the understanding and the communication skills that it takes to be a starting quarterback". (more...)
Matt Cullen Forgoes Retirement, Signs With Wild Matt Cullen Forgoes Retirement, Signs With Wild
- August 17, 2017

He played three seasons for the Wild from 2010-13, his first return to Minnesota since launching his career at Moorhead High School and St. Cloud State. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Virginia, Minn., owns 689 points (248 goals, 441 assists) and 558 penalty minutes in 1,366 career National Hockey League games during 19 seasons with Anaheim, Florida, Carolina, the New York Rangers, Ottawa, Minnesota, Nashville and Pittsburgh. (more...)
Former NFL Player Dimitri Patterson Injures Cops While Running From Court Former NFL Player Dimitri Patterson Injures Cops While Running From Court
- August 17, 2017

The court was so concerned with Patterson's behavior, his arrest affidavit claims, that a police presence was requested "to keep peace in the courtroom". A former National Football League corner was taken into custody today. Both of the officers were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, the report said. (more...)
The 'stability player', Matic already making Manchester United tick The 'stability player', Matic already making Manchester United tick
- August 17, 2017

Since Neymar moved to PSG earlier this month and shattered the record, Pogba has been able to concentrate on his football rather than the fee he moved for and according to the Daily Mail , he claims it is a huge weight off his shoulders. United are now top of the table following their dominant display against West Ham, which saw Romelu Lukaku net his first two league goals for the Red Devils with Pogba and substitute Anthony Martial also on the scoresheet. (more...)
Jesse Lingard reveals Manchester United's dressing room shift Jesse Lingard reveals Manchester United's dressing room shift
- August 17, 2017

Wednesday's papers were all over comments made by Paul Pogba regarding his relief at no longer having the record transfer fee following Neymar's move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain . But an offer of 40 million pounds (US$53 million) for a 29-year-old was too good for Chelsea's hierarchy to turn down. " Jordan Henderson has done a fantastic job in there at times last season, obviously struggled with injury at times, and we've got Emre Can as well but for me they are suited as ... (more...)