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Rumour Mongering: Former Reds Target Julian Draxler Put up for Sale Rumour Mongering: Former Reds Target Julian Draxler Put up for Sale
- August 18, 2017

There can be an argument that the PSG ace is a better all-round attacker than Coutinho and he would form a very formidable Liverpool front three alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane if he was to make the switch to Merseyside. Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool have both been linked with the 23-year-old in the past and, according to The Times , it is the former who are closest to tabling a formal offer. (more...)
Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta and Neymar among nominees for Federation Internationale de Football Association player award Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta and Neymar among nominees for Federation Internationale de Football Association player award
- August 18, 2017

Real Madrid star Ronaldo, victor of the maiden edition of the award past year, faces a contest from Messi and 22 other players listed for the award. Ronaldo enjoyed another remarkable season in which he inspired Real Madrid to a La Liga/Champions League double while Messi topped him in the Spanish goalscoring charts for Barcelona while going past a career landmark of 500 goals for the club. (more...)
Tony Pulis: 'West Bromwich Albion do not need to sell Jonny Evans' Tony Pulis: 'West Bromwich Albion do not need to sell Jonny Evans'
- August 18, 2017

Former Manchester United defender Evans was reportedly the subject of an £18million bid as Pep Guardiola looks to further bolster his defensive options at the Etihad Stadium. "Every player is for sale at the right price". He has just been made club captain and he wants to get on with his football. It has been reported that City's initial offer of £18m plus extras that would have taken it to £22m was not enough for West Brom. (more...)
Diego Costa Defies Chelsea With Statement Saying He 'Must Join Atletico Madrid' Diego Costa Defies Chelsea With Statement Saying He 'Must Join Atletico Madrid'
- August 18, 2017

The 28-year-old Spain global had fallen out of favour with Chelsea's Italian coach, Antonio Conte , who reportedly asked him at the end of last season via a text message to search for another club, reports Efe. "I am not a criminal and I am not in the wrong here". They ask how I am. Costa, who said he feels Conte "doesn't possess charisma", was angry with how he was told to leave. (more...)
Dolphins' offense stalls in preseason loss to Ravens Dolphins' offense stalls in preseason loss to Ravens
- August 18, 2017

He had a couple really nice moves in the pocket, pushing up and making a couple guys miss. That's the surgeon who fixed his right shoulder after his season with the Chicago Bears ended last December. Former Arkansas Razorback Ryan Mallett threw for 113 yards and a touchdown in the first half, Josh Woodrum ran for two more scores and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Dolphins 31-7 on Thursday night in the second preseason game for both teams. (more...)
Vivegam trailer: Witness Thala Ajith rise like a phoenix Vivegam trailer: Witness Thala Ajith rise like a phoenix
- August 18, 2017

Vivegam also marks the third collaboration of Ajith-Siva duo after the blockbusters Veeram and Vedalam . In May, when the film's teaser had launched, Dhanush , 34, congratulated the team. The music album of the film has already struck a chord with the audience and has become popular. Ram initially feared less number of screens due to Vivegam's mania and was supposedly miffed with the producer's idea of clashing with Thala Ajith's movie. (more...)
Ernesto Valverde Insists Real Madrid Are Not Invincible Ernesto Valverde Insists Real Madrid Are Not Invincible
- August 18, 2017

Following a 5-1 aggregate super cup loss to Real Madrid , Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has conceded that he feels inferior to Real Madrid for the first time during his career at the club. "Motherfucker! What a cleaning they're giving us". Barca made Brazilian worldwide midfielder Paulinho their first signing since Neymar's departure from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40 million euros on Monday. (more...)
Everton's Announcement Of £45m Signing Gylfi Sigurðsson Is Brilliant Everton's Announcement Of £45m Signing Gylfi Sigurðsson Is Brilliant
- August 18, 2017

Another boost for Everton in terms of defensive options. "We have the player here and that's really good for the team". "We have the player here and that's really good for the team". Though he was "disappointed", to lose Sigurdsson , Clement says he could sign "two or three players", to replace him. "It would have helped us this year (if the window shut when the season began)", Klopp said . (more...)
Jaguars fans are already booing Blake Bortles' embarrassing throws Jaguars fans are already booing Blake Bortles' embarrassing throws
- August 18, 2017

Whether this is a tactic to light a fire under Bortles or a legitimate start to a competition remains to be seen, but the fact remains that Bortles' stock has never been lower in Jacksonville than it is right now. Two plays later, Henne threw another strike that Robinson dropped in the end zone. Myers also missed an extra point following the Jaguars' only touchdown. (more...)
Raiders' Sean Smith charged with assault after allegedly beating sister's boyfriend Raiders' Sean Smith charged with assault after allegedly beating sister's boyfriend
- August 18, 2017

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Prosecutors filed the charges and issued an arrest warrant for Smith on Wednesday, officials said. Smith pleaded guilty to a DUI in Kansas City, Missouri in 2015 and received a sentence of two years' probation. Smith previously played for the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs. (more...)
Man arrested after van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona Man arrested after van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona
- August 18, 2017

CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto said the "shared tactics" of the attackers in both instances was "alarming". "There will be questions about copycats", Blitzer said. people just started running screaming, There was kind of a mini stampede ", Ethan Spibey who was at the scene during the attack told Sky News . One witness said the van "has trampled people while crossing the traffic light". (more...)
Amit Shah holds meet with BJP, RSS leaders on 2019 election strategy Amit Shah holds meet with BJP, RSS leaders on 2019 election strategy
- August 18, 2017

At the meet which lasted for almost 3 hours, Shah briefed 31 senior BJP leaders about the game plan which they should adopt moving into the Lok Sabha elections of 2019. The ministers and leaders are expected to make regular visits to these Lok Sabha seats and coordinate with local units to prepare for the 2019 elections. (more...)
Leicester City tell Chelsea to pay £40m for Danny Drinkwater Leicester City tell Chelsea to pay £40m for Danny Drinkwater
- August 18, 2017

According to the Telegraph , Chelsea are preparing a second offer that is likely to be worth over £25m for Drinkwater - having seen a £15m bid rejected earlier in the summer - as they look to boost their home-grown quota. Drinkwater also has four years left on his contract and is a homegrown player, an important factor for clubs competing in the Champions League. And while Chelsea have the creative guile of Fabregas, the Spaniard isn't the most efficient player off the ball. (more...)
Everton's Europa League match temporarily halted by crowd trouble Everton's Europa League match temporarily halted by crowd trouble
- August 18, 2017

The situation had calmed down sufficiently by a minute or so later for Kruzliak to allow play to continue, and Everton subsequently extended their lead just prior to the break through Gueye, who took a touch after being fed by Rooney before slotting past Dante Stipica. (more...)
Ervin's big day helps Reds outslug Cubs Ervin's big day helps Reds outslug Cubs
- August 18, 2017

In Jon Lester's 90th career start as a member of the Chicago Cubs , things didn't go well for the lefty. Thursday's game got off to a rough start for the Chicago Cubs . Cincinnati got their offense from just about everyone, as right fielder Phillip Ervin led the day with three hits, four RBI for the visitors. Avila and Happ each had three RBI to lead the Cubs. (more...)
Detroit Tigers 8.16.2017 live stream vs Texas Rangers Detroit Tigers 8.16.2017 live stream vs Texas Rangers
- August 18, 2017

Gallo's 33rd homer overall and eighth in August, a shot to center in the third that made it 4-2, was estimated by Major League Baseball stats at coming off the bat at 112 miles per hour and going 428 feet. "This is the hitter I kind of envisioned in 2015", Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said of McCann. Texas reliever Ricardo Rodriguez made his major league debut with two strikeouts in a ideal seventh after replacing Perez. (more...)
Marshawn Lynch HILARIOUSLY Avoids Every Question About National Anthem Protest Marshawn Lynch HILARIOUSLY Avoids Every Question About National Anthem Protest
- August 18, 2017

Bottom line - he's just here so he won't get fined. Then he was asked if it'd matter to him if Raiders fans wearing his jersey sit or stand for the anthem. Notes: Del Rio said he was pleased with the work the Raiders got in during the three-week stay in Napa but noted the continued absence of holdout left tackle Donald Penn and injured first-round draft pick Gareon Conley. (more...)
Indian Army to buy Apache attack helicopters for the first time Indian Army to buy Apache attack helicopters for the first time
- August 18, 2017

The Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopter, the most advanced multi-role heavy attack helicopter in the world, will come with associated equipment including spares, training and ammunition. The Army believes it should have "full command and control" over "tactical air assets" for rapid deployment along with its strike corps, while the IAF should concentrate on its "larger strategic role". (more...)
Barcelona `close` to sign Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele Barcelona `close` to sign Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele
- August 18, 2017

The Brazil global did not travel with the squad for Tuesday's Champions League playoff first leg at Hoffenheim, with Klopp saying in Germany the player "cannot play for Liverpool in this moment". We know it is a very hard situation but there is nothing new to say. Liverpool could tempt Spurs by offering the club the same figure they receive for Coutinho. (more...)
Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson
- August 18, 2017

The 27-year-old scored nine goals and contributed 13 assists last term as Swansea successfully battled relegation and has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park. But Clement stressed that Swansea's philosophy is built on the team ethic rather than one player, no matter how good that individual is. They have enjoyed a productive transfer window, re-signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United and spending a potential £30m each on centre back Michael Keane and goalkeeper Jordan ... (more...)
Seahawks finally extend an offensive lineman's contract, name three starters for 2017 Seahawks finally extend an offensive lineman's contract, name three starters for 2017
- August 18, 2017

The Seahawks on Wednesday signed Brock, 28, to a one-year deal that includes a base salary of $900,000, which is the veteran minimum and a bargain given his starting experience. Jeremy Lane is the starter at that spot for the Seahawks but Carroll said Brock will add competition and depth. "We think that's a very good combination for the left side". (more...)
Vijay Singh targets breakthrough win at Fiji International Vijay Singh targets breakthrough win at Fiji International
- August 17, 2017

As course designer, Singh was delighted with the reviews of his redesign yet even he saw the glitch at the tough par-three eighth. Green, known as one of the longest hitters in the game, was out in the early groups and, like Pearce, looked on track for something special after an outward nine that included three birdies, an eagle and a bogey. (more...)
Kansas City a Possible Host Site for World Cup Soccer Match Kansas City a Possible Host Site for World Cup Soccer Match
- August 17, 2017

The City of Regina has until September 5 to declare its interest in hosting a World Cup game. Sporting Kansas City is participating in talks created to bring games to a local venue, said Jake Reid, club president. U.S. Bank Stadium, as a turf surface, would need to install grass ahead of the matches. In 2013, Lucas Oil Stadium hosted an International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Intern Milan. (more...)
Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration
- August 17, 2017

Gordon's most recent petition for reinstatement was denied in May. An estimated 250,000 people attended the 2017 NFL Draft, held outdoors in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has, obviously, confidentiality and privacy issues that we always respect. Browns head coach Hue Jackson said then that Gordon's tenure was over in Cleveland and wished him well even though the team still holds his rights for at least one more season. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United Reportedly Discussing Coaching Role
- August 17, 2017

Zlatan Legends is a free-to-play sports game that sees contestants compete against one another in an intergalactic tournament in a quest to become champion of the universe - the parallels to Ibrahimovic's football career being obvious. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not a defender but, last season, he needed his time too. United have already spent in excess of £160 million for Lukaku, Matic and Lindelof but have only raised £9.8m after selling Adnan Januzaj to Real Sociedad. (more...)
Lemar to Man United? Give them the title now… Lemar to Man United? Give them the title now…
- August 17, 2017

Arsene Wenger has been attempting to sign Lemar all summer. And now the Daily Record claim United have switched targets to Lemar, who is likely to command a fee of around €60 million (£54.4m) if Monaco allow him to depart. He scored 14 goals and registered 17 assists in his 55 appearances for Monaco last season and is capable of playing anywhere across the second line of attack. (more...)
Fund to move Confederate memorial reaches $140K goal Fund to move Confederate memorial reaches $140K goal
- August 17, 2017

White nationalists marched there, in part, to protest the impending removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the key Confederate military figure in the Civil War. "We couldn't have done it without your help!" the message read. "Now take it down", Buckhorn tweeted Thursday. "This divisive symbol has no place in the heart of our city - a city built on rich multicultural history". (more...)
Liverpool beat Hoffenheim to edge closer to Champions League group stage Liverpool beat Hoffenheim to edge closer to Champions League group stage
- August 17, 2017

Pep Segura has claimed Barcelona are "close" to signing Philippe Coutinho . The 18-year-old fired in a 30-yard free-kick in the 35th minute after Simon Mignolet had earlier saved a tame penalty from former Leicester forward Andrej Kramaric. (more...)
Reds score rare win over Cubs Reds score rare win over Cubs
- August 17, 2017

Lester (8-7, 3.99 ERA) is 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA in six starts since the break with one blip - allowing four runs (three earned) and seven hits over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Jay came home on La Stella's single to center to make it 4-2. The run ended up being a much-needed insurance run. Not exactly possessing an upper-echelon bullpen reputation recently, the Cincinnati Reds lost 7-6 after Blake Wood's errant pitch evaded catcher Tucker ... (more...)
49ers' Foster limited in practice with shoulder injury 49ers' Foster limited in practice with shoulder injury
- August 17, 2017

Foster received treatment near the end of a joint practice session with the Denver Broncos Wednesday and is listed by the team as limited for Thursday's practice. The 49ers, clearly eager to test their skill against the Broncos' evolving offense and elite defense, played with a fire that resulted in one skirmish. (more...)