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Makarova Saves MP, Defeats Kerber in Three in Cincy Makarova Saves MP, Defeats Kerber in Three in Cincy
- August 17, 2017

In the breaker Kerber had a match point but saw it go begging. Nadal will play Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who Nadal owns a 3-0 record against, in the Round of 16 Thursday night on Center Court. Pliskova won 94% of her first serve points and pressuring the young Russian all match with her booming forehand. Sixteenth seed Madison Keys beat Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1. (more...)
Lindelof will prove his worth at Man United — Mkhitaryan
- August 17, 2017

Lindelof, 22, arrived from Portuguese champions Benfica in a £30million deal in the off-season but the Sweden worldwide defender was left out of United's squad for Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham - a 4-0 victory. The Serbian midfielder joined from Premier League champions Chelsea last month in a £40million deal . Fans also want to see the team play with style and one of their chief criticisms in recent years has been the side has been too pedestrian. (more...)
Thomas shows Major maturity to join an exclusive club Thomas shows Major maturity to join an exclusive club
- August 17, 2017

In the end, he hit his tee-shot into a fairway bunker, but found the green in three and two-putted from 28 feet to become the eighth first-time victor in the last nine Majors. "To be able to do so aged 24 is awesome". "So I don't know, I just was very confident", said Thomas, who was in contention in the US Open before flaming out and finishing eight shots behind champion Brooks Koepka . (more...)
New Zealand Rugby To Reopen Investigation Into Aaron Smith Scandal New Zealand Rugby To Reopen Investigation Into Aaron Smith Scandal
- August 17, 2017

The story has resurfaced after the woman involved in the incident revealed the damning text messages the pair had exchanged. The All Blacks declared Smith would play on the weekend in what doubles as the Rugby Championship opener, despite a Daily Mail report alleging he lied about the extent of his involvement in an incident with a woman in a Christchurch Airport toilet last September. (more...)
Emre Can's lack of new Liverpool deal 'not perfect' - Jurgen Klopp Emre Can's lack of new Liverpool deal 'not perfect' - Jurgen Klopp
- August 17, 2017

I am 100% sure that we don't sell the player now in this situation. The German global has been linked with a move away from Liverpool throughout the summer - with Juventus seemingly keen admirers - but Nicol is confident Can will stay put, as the influence of manager Jurgen Klopp will prove too great. (more...)
Ronaldo nominated for Federation Internationale de Football Association player award
- August 17, 2017

Arsenal , Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham are all represented as well. Exhausted of reading? Click through the gallery above to see FIFA's World Coach of the Year nominees. Bayern Munich's Carlo Ancelotti , who guided his side to the Bundesliga title, is also on the 12-man shortlist, as are Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino , Manchester United's Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola of Manchester City. (more...)
VSP identifies troopers killed in helicopter crash near Charlottesville VSP identifies troopers killed in helicopter crash near Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

Jay Cullen have been released. According to the Washington Post , Trooper Pilot Berke Bates played hockey at the University of Tennessee. Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, and Bates, 40, of Quinton, died at the scene. "Our state police and law enforcement family at-large are mourning this tragic outcome to an already challenging day", he said. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. (more...)
Southampton Plan for Southampton Plan for "Change of Course" and No Van Dijk Sale
- August 17, 2017

Van Dijk has emerged as a target for the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea , and was hoping to have been released by the Saints by now. 'The first summer I was here five players went out and six went in, not counting academy. He even went as far as submitting a transfer request in a strongly worded letter to the club. (more...)
Borussia Dortmund star speaks out about Liverpool rumours Borussia Dortmund star speaks out about Liverpool rumours
- August 17, 2017

What more can I say? "I have extended my contract at the beginning of the year until 2020". Jurgen Klopp is said to be an admirer of the United States of America worldwide, but Pulisic has stressed that he is only focused on the start of the new Bundesliga season. (more...)
Pique: I feel inferior to Real Madrid for the first time Pique: I feel inferior to Real Madrid for the first time
- August 17, 2017

They upheld the original punishment, resulting in Ronaldo missing the second leg, as well as Real's upcoming league matches against Deportivo La Coruña, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad. "I'm going to work to have the maximum minutes possible out there". Any player who has gone on to achieve great things appears to have been linked with the Hammers prior to his meteoric rise, with the Neymar to West Ham story from 2010 doing the rounds again after the Brazilian's world-record move to PSG. (more...)
Barcelona inferior to Real Madrid after Super Cup defeat - Gerard Pique Barcelona inferior to Real Madrid after Super Cup defeat - Gerard Pique
- August 17, 2017

Madrid showed their superiority in Wednesday's 2-0 second-leg victory at the Santiago Bernabeu , which completed a 5-1 aggregate win for the LaLiga and Champions League titleholders. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit the woodwork but it was a bleak display for Barcelona , leaving Valverde with plenty of holes to patch before the start of the league this weekend. (more...)
Foot surgery will keep Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly out indefinitely Foot surgery will keep Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly out indefinitely
- August 17, 2017

Holder reported the team is planning on Kelly missing some time in the regular season, but there was no timetable set for his return. The Colts could certainly look outside the building for options at center. In the meantime, Pagano said, the team will roll with Bond and Redmond, while also continuing to explore any options on the waiver wire and in free agency that the Colts can bring in to help add needed depth at the position. (more...)
Diego Costa Demands Chelsea Let Him Go, Return to Atletico Madrid Diego Costa Demands Chelsea Let Him Go, Return to Atletico Madrid
- August 17, 2017

We reported earlier on Monday that Costa has been fined two weeks' wages by Chelsea for failing to return to pre-season training with the club. There's a problem because Chelsea don't want to set me free. It seemed so out of character by Conte, but recent revelations have shed new light on the personality of the former Juventus boss, depicting him as a person whose sole objective is to win trophies and who is completely oblivious to the concept of building relationships with the players ... (more...)
Wow! Mayweather, McGregor Get Approval For 8-Ounce Gloves Wow! Mayweather, McGregor Get Approval For 8-Ounce Gloves
- August 17, 2017

Following requests from both fighters the Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed a one-off rules change and agreed to drop the glove size from 10oz. "I believe first-round KO in 8-ounce gloves". "The fight is going to end in a knockout, I'm very confident", Ellerbe said. McGregor will be in a boxing ring for the first time as a pro when he takes on Mayweather, who is coming out of retirement for a fight that will make him tens of millions of dollars. (more...)
Eden Hazard returns to Chelsea training after suffering from ankle injury Eden Hazard returns to Chelsea training after suffering from ankle injury
- August 17, 2017

Chelsea fans will be desperate to see Hazard back in action for them in the coming weeks after the Blues slumped to a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in their Premier League opener. Hazard has been an important part of two Chelsea title-winning teams over the last three Premier League seasons, and took home the Premier League Player of the Year award in 2014-15. (more...)
Australia vs New Zealand, Rugby Championship 2017 Australia vs New Zealand, Rugby Championship 2017
- August 17, 2017

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Smith is "in a great headspace". "We didn't do that in the Lions series". Hansen was agitated at also being peppered about the infamous bugging affair, taking offence to claims Cheika confronted him about a perceived inference that the Wallabies had planted the listening device at the All Blacks team hotel before last year's Bledisloe opener in Sydney. (more...)
Jaylon Smith to make his long-awaited Cowboys debut on Saturday vs. Colts Jaylon Smith to make his long-awaited Cowboys debut on Saturday vs. Colts
- August 17, 2017

Smith suited up for the Cowboys' preseason opener against the Cardinals but did not see action. Jason Garrett told reporters today the plan is to have Smith make his National Football League debut on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts . (more...)
Ajax won't spare Spurs target Davinson Sanchez Ajax won't spare Spurs target Davinson Sanchez
- August 17, 2017

Jacob added that Sanchez has told the Eredivisie outfit he wants to leave for Tottenham, which will likely be a key factor in the deal being completed. But until Ajax agree to sell, the Spurs deal is on ice. There were spurious reports from a Colombian radio station yesterday that suggested Real Madrid was trying to gazump the deal by putting in a €45m last minute bid, but there doesn't seem to be any corroboration of that. (more...)
Philippe Coutinho ups the ante to push through Barcelona move from Liverpool
- August 17, 2017

Pressed on whether he is waiting on signings, Valverde responded: "Generally the results are a outcome of the game, being aggressive offensive and defensively, we have to focus on that, we have generated chances and we have not been able to score, we have not been able to score at specific moments". (more...)
Bruins not trading Pastrnak Bruins not trading Pastrnak
- August 17, 2017

Some, like CSN New England's Joe Haggerty , have already rushed to downplay the possibility of a Pastrnak trade. Don Sweeney is clear: it was not the intention of exchanging the forward David Pastrnak . "We certainly haven't had any discussions with any other teams about trading David", Jacobs said. When I say long-term, six or more years. The attacker Czech, 21 years of age would require a long-term contract to the tune of $ 6 million annually. (more...)
Jordan Leandre sends amusing tweets after botching first pitch Jordan Leandre sends amusing tweets after botching first pitch
- August 17, 2017

Rene Rivera homered for the Mets, who will try to prevent a four-game sweep by the Yankees in the series finale Thursday night. Its lasting bruise was only starting to purple in the hour afterward. "That's an advantage for us". "[Devers] was obviously ready for it, and we executed the play perfectly". Molina also couldn't recall an ump taking "a break". (more...)
Parsi New Year 2017: Community celebrates Navroz with great religious fervour Parsi New Year 2017: Community celebrates Navroz with great religious fervour
- August 17, 2017

A couple endearingly hug and celebrate Navroz at Seth Pirojshah Ardeshir Patel Agiary in Andheri. It signifies a new beginning and hence the Parsis clean their houses, decorate them with flowers and rangoli, wear new clothes and visit the fire temples, also known as "Agiary" to offer their gratitude and make a sacred offering of fruits, flowers, sandalwood and milk to the fire. (more...)
Mariners make 5 moves, new LHP Albers to start Mariners make 5 moves, new LHP Albers to start
- August 17, 2017

Recently acquired Yonder Alonso hit his first homer for Seattle and drove in three runs, and Marc Rzepczynski struck out Chris Davis with the bases loaded to end the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. That changes a lot right there. Miley fielded it, turned to third - he might have had a play there, but probably didn't at first against the speedy Dyson - but fumbled the ball, putting runners at the corners with no outs. (more...)
Dodgers top White Sox to move 50 games above .500 Dodgers top White Sox to move 50 games above .500
- August 17, 2017

Pederson was hit in the upper right thigh by a pitch from Jake Petricka, forcing home Yasmani Grandal with two outs and opening the floodgates for a Dodgers offense that had been stifled most of the game. SEATTLE - Andrew Albers allowed one run in five innings as Seattle snapped its season-high, five-game losing streak. The closer allowed a two-run homer by rookie Amed Rosario with one out in the ninth but preserved Gray's first win for the Yankees and notched his 16th save. (more...)
Racist Confederate Statues Removed In Baltimore Racist Confederate Statues Removed In Baltimore
- August 17, 2017

Some people came out to watch the removal of the statues, Baynard Woods, the editor of The Baltimore City Paper , told The New York Times . I personally believe they are offensive and need to be removed. Mayor Pugh discusses removal of Confederate monuments with reporters. Debate over removing Confederate icons has been simmering in the United States for years as the country examines its complicated racial past. (more...)
Manchester United clear path for Chelsea to sign Tottenham ace Danny Rose Manchester United clear path for Chelsea to sign Tottenham ace Danny Rose
- August 17, 2017

Tottenham fined the left-back for his outburst but Mauricio Pochettino insisted the matter had been put to bed after Rose issued a public apology late last week. Chelsea are willing to double Danny Rose's wages to £120,000 a week, according to the London Evening Standard . This leaves Rose in a state of limbo as it looks like he'll be forced to remain at Tottenham for the foreseeable future with Levy insisting he won't see another key player leave following Kyle Walker's move to Man City ... (more...)
Perrie Edwards Wishes Boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a Happy Birthday Perrie Edwards Wishes Boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a Happy Birthday
- August 17, 2017

Oxlade-Chamberlain's long-term future at the Emirates is in serious doubt as he's in the final year of his contract and has so far been unable to agree terms over an extension. You have still that possibility and we work on that as well. "But in this case, I think I prioritise the fact that he will be useful on the sporting side". (more...)
North Korea: No Imminent Threat Of Nuclear War, Says CIA Chief North Korea: No Imminent Threat Of Nuclear War, Says CIA Chief
- August 17, 2017

In move that some say could open a possible path to de-escalating a growing crisis, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he plans to hold off on a missile strike near Guam . DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea . "He also pressured China diplomatically to squeeze North Korea , which also worked: the Chinese suggested last week that they would not defend North Korea if it attacked the USA, as long as the anticipated US retaliation ... (more...)
Man and woman killed in Dublin shooting Man and woman killed in Dublin shooting
- August 17, 2017

Investigating detectives believe the double murder is linked to a bitter local drug dispute in the area which has seen several shootings and pipe-bomb incidents carried out. "She was in the hall when I got there", she told the Herald. "There was another fellow begging me to keep him going". She told Dublin Live: 'It's just terrible, especially for someone to shoot through someone's window so indiscriminately like that. (more...)
Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis
- August 17, 2017

Unfortunately, I tweaked my back in Montreal and I need to rest this week."Federer's withdrawal assures that Nadal will be top of the rankings when they are issued on August 21". "And I think going into the U.S. Open, I feel the best I have ever felt maybe going into a slam". As a young player it might take time to build up confidence on the court and develop an ability to handle pressure effectively when pitted against seasoned opponents but Zverev seemed unfazed. (more...)