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Seri to Barcelona? Midfielder responds to reports Seri to Barcelona? Midfielder responds to reports
- August 21, 2017

The French side are up against it to keep their Champions League hopes alive, having lost the first leg to Napoli 2-0. "We must wait and see what happens; at the moment I am a Nice player and we will see what happens later". Liverpool remain adamant that the Brazilian will not be sold, so Barcelona could now focus their efforts in bringing in Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele, expected to cost at least €130m. (more...)
Sergi Roberto rules out leaving Barcelona Sergi Roberto rules out leaving Barcelona
- August 21, 2017

I want to continue here and continue like this'. The Catalan giants has since brought in former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, prompting yet more speculation that Roberto would be surplus to requirements. (more...)
McDonald's terminates agreement with CPRL for outlets in northern and eastern region McDonald's terminates agreement with CPRL for outlets in northern and eastern region
- August 21, 2017

McDonald's India , the hamburger and fast food restaurant chain has chose to terminate the franchise agreement for 169 fast-food outlets in north and east India run by Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL). "This is a completely contemptuous, malafide and yet another oppressive act indulged in by the McDonald's", Mr Bakshi was quoted as saying. The closure was a result of a long drawn legal battle between Vikram Bakshi and McDonald's. (more...)
Z finally spoke about his iconic elevator fight with Solange Z finally spoke about his iconic elevator fight with Solange
- August 21, 2017

This is what we are, we see things differently. But praise be, Jay-Z has finally spoken about the bust-up with Solange on the Rap Radar podcast . Jay didn't shed too much more light on the actual fight, but he did say he and Solange were on good terms now." We've had one disagreement ever ". "I think she was slept on before ["A Seat At The Table"]". (more...)
Kop legend Steven Gerrard urges Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool Kop legend Steven Gerrard urges Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool
- August 21, 2017

Spurs have already agreed a £42 million fee (a club-transfer record), reported by The Guardian , for Ajax's highly rated centre-back Davinson Sanchez, and therefore they would hardly move for another expensive defender this summer. Southampton announced a new ownership deal last week, where a Chinese family were investing an 80 per cent stake in the club. "Shortly, he will be sold to Southampton ". (more...)
US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin rejects call from fellow Yale graduates to resign US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin rejects call from fellow Yale graduates to resign
- August 21, 2017

Mnuchin also writes that hate groups will not be defended by him or President Trump, quoting Trump's statement from last Saturday that said, "There is no place for this kind of violence in America". The letter was a response to President Trump's comments about the violent events in Charlottesville, Virgina. In his reply, which Treasury released late Saturday, Mnuchin said that he was proud to be serving as the nation's 77th Treasury secretary and saw it as a great opportunity to pursue ... (more...)
Chelsea match-winner Alonso hails champion spirit after stunning Spurs Chelsea match-winner Alonso hails champion spirit after stunning Spurs
- August 21, 2017

They pulled together a makeshift team, this is certainly not their first XI, and they've shown something today. For me, the principal reason I am here is to try to challenge for the Premier League and the Champions League, to compete in the best competition in the world'. (more...)
Redskins activate Jordan Reed from PUP list Redskins activate Jordan Reed from PUP list
- August 21, 2017

When he is healthy he is considered one of the top two or three tight ends in the National Football League and his numbers back that theory. Reed was a third round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft and is coming off his first Pro Bowl selection in the NFL. (more...)
Breitbart apologises to Podolski for picture blunder Breitbart apologises to Podolski for picture blunder
- August 21, 2017

The gaffe came a day after the website's controversial editor, Steve Bannon , was ejected from the White House as Donald Trump's chief strategist. Podolski was shown flashing a peace sign while riding on the back of a jet-ski. "This image appeared as an illustration of a person on a jet ski. We wish Mr. Podolski well in his recently announced worldwide retirement". Podolski announced his retirement from worldwide soccer in August of previous year. (more...)
Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values' Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values'
- August 21, 2017

But the president's religious evangelical advisory board , a mix of radical born-again preachers, televangelists and conservative political influencers, still stands pristine. Just because they want everyone to write Trump off as a Nazi sympathizer doesn't mean that's the truth. Few, however, addressed the president's handling of the events, including his comments that there is blame " on many sides " for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, as well as his assertion that there ... (more...)
Burnley sign Kiwi striker Wood in club record deal
- August 21, 2017

The New Zealand worldwide is in contention to make his debut in Wednesday's EFL Cup derby against rivals Blackburn Rovers. "There have been some great additions this summer, which I'm sure has given everyone an added boost, to move forward and cement us as a Premier League team and looking on further up the league". (more...)
Roger Goodell Close To Signing Extension Through 2024 Roger Goodell Close To Signing Extension Through 2024
- August 21, 2017

A Goodell extension does not need to be approved by all 32 owners; the members of the competition committee are empowered to make decisions on his contract. Goodell has been criticized for his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case and several other instances where players were accused of assaulting women. (more...)
US to review China intellectual property policies US to review China intellectual property policies
- August 21, 2017

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer remain to press for a harder line on China . The investigation comes less than a week after President Trump signed an executive memo directing the USTR to consider a probe under the Trade Act. When he signed the order for the "investigation", he said that "Washington will turn a blind eye no longer" to what he called Beijing's "theft" of USA intellectual property. (more...)
Manchester City vs. Everton live stream Manchester City vs. Everton live stream
- August 21, 2017

But it is Rooney's return to his boyhood club that has captured the imagination, and England and Manchester United's all-time top scorer stole the headlines with the only goal against Stoke City as the Toffees won on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. (more...)
West Brom appeal Hal Robson-Kanu red card against Burnley West Brom appeal Hal Robson-Kanu red card against Burnley
- August 21, 2017

For Burnley , following an inspired performance at champions Chelsea last week, they will be disappointed and frustrated with their first home performance of the season. Hal Robson-Kanu scored the goal which proved to be the victor for Albion, to give them the flawless start to the campaign. A long ball forward was helped on by Matt Phillips into the path of the hard-charging Robson-Kanu who rifled his drive beyond Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal. (more...)
Birmingham confirm loan signings of Arsenal pair Birmingham confirm loan signings of Arsenal pair
- August 21, 2017

Championship side Birmingham City are believed to be on the verge of signing Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall on loan. Their moves follow the recent departure of fellow defender Gabriel, who left for Valencia, as Arsene Wenger looks to trim his squad. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic on verge of new Manchester United deal Zlatan Ibrahimovic on verge of new Manchester United deal
- August 21, 2017

In case you didn't know. . However, Mourinho's men have certainly not been goal-shy in his absence, bouncing back from a disappointing Uefa Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid by opening the new Premier League campaign with successive 4-0 demolitions of West Ham United and Swansea City respectively. (more...)
Marlins, Adam Conley aim to leave Flushing with series victory Marlins, Adam Conley aim to leave Flushing with series victory
- August 21, 2017

On the mound, righthander Jacob deGrom shot a look at Rosario, then threw up his arms. Stanton was deGrom's last batter. As a result, Gordon beat out the play to help spur a four-run rally and give the Miami Marlins a 6-4 win. Manager Terry Collins said Saturday afternoon he understands the teardown - NY has traded six players since July 27 - can be distracting, especially to young players unaccustomed to life in the clubhouse without respected veterans such as Granderson and Rivera. (more...)
Guardiola warns his Man City star names to expect rotation Guardiola warns his Man City star names to expect rotation
- August 21, 2017

And last season's results are the best proof. Manchester City will be looking to continue their 100% start to the Premier League season when they take on Everton next week. Undoubtedly this will the toughest test of the season for Ronald Koeman's men, and it will be a good measure to determine whether they will be title contenders or pretenders for another year. (more...)
Brisbane City Council withdraws funding for Horn-Pacquiao rematch Brisbane City Council withdraws funding for Horn-Pacquiao rematch
- August 21, 2017

Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum said on Thursday that he is "optimistic" that a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days. The Lord Mayor said the opportunity for the rematch rested with the legendary Filipino boxer, who lost the last fight in July at Lang Park. "We're fighting hard to get it, we're in Jeff Horn's corner, and it's about time the Lord Mayor made it clear, is he supporting this rematch or is he not?" Ms Palaszczuk said on Sunday ... (more...)
Key stats from the Chiefs' preseason win over Bengals Key stats from the Chiefs' preseason win over Bengals
- August 21, 2017

Smith has led scoring drives on all three of his possessions in the team's first two preseason games . On his first drive, Mahomes marched the Chiefs 75 yards in 12 plays for a touchdown. Tight end Demetrius Harris caught two touchdown passes and rookie Kareem Hunt , a third-round pick out of Toledo, rushed for 40 yards on eight carries for the Chiefs. (more...)
Swansea City 0-4 Man Utd - How the Red Devils rated Swansea City 0-4 Man Utd - How the Red Devils rated
- August 21, 2017

United then burst into life as the game entered the 80th minute, doubling their advantage when Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in Romelu Lukaku , who made it three goals in two Premier League appearances following his summer move from Everton. (more...)
Twins' Miguel Sano headed to DL after fouling ball off shin Twins' Miguel Sano headed to DL after fouling ball off shin
- August 21, 2017

The Minnesota Twins' 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sunday's matchup was more than just another regular-season game in the dog days of summer; it was history for Bartolo Colon . "We added up a lot of different components and it made sense to start T.J. It just didn't work out". The Twins gave the veteran right-hander a huge lead early, plating nine runs in the bottom of the 1st after seven of the first eight batters reached base safely. (more...)
Atlanta Falcons beat by Steelers: Preseason Week 2 Recap Atlanta Falcons beat by Steelers: Preseason Week 2 Recap
- August 21, 2017

Matt Ryan led a 10-play, 91-yard drive to open the game . On the next drive, the Steelers went with Bart Houton, signalling Dobbs' day was done. "My first carry in a Steelers uniform was something special". The second drive ended with a 23-yard field goal by Matt Bryant, and it covered 76 yards on 14 plays. (more...)
Anquan Boldin Leaves Bills, Retires After 14-Year NFL Career Anquan Boldin Leaves Bills, Retires After 14-Year NFL Career
- August 21, 2017

Fast forward to August 20, and neither Boldin nor Watkins are members of the Buffalo Bills . Boldin's 31-year-old cousin, Corey Jones, was shot and killed by a plainclothes officer in Florida on October 18, 2015. This is putting quarterback Tyrod Taylor in a hard position and the Bills will surely be relying on running back LeSean McCoy a ton this season. The Q81 Foundation has raised millions and holds is the annual Q Fest, a summer educational enrichment program, back to school and ... (more...)
Aaron Mooy scores first Premier League goal Aaron Mooy scores first Premier League goal
- August 21, 2017

A series of new signings, mainly from Europe, during the off-season has given Huddersfield a fighting chance of survival and their opening-day win at Palace only added to the optimism of the Terriers faithful. But, ahead of Sunday's clash with Newcastle - the Yorkshire outfit's first-ever Premier League home match - the former US worldwide has also emphasised his philosophy of "no points target, no place target, no limits". (more...)
Pennsylvania CF robs home run in Junior League championship game Pennsylvania CF robs home run in Junior League championship game
- August 21, 2017

Kennett Square (Pa.) was taking on Chinese Taipei when the catch of the tournament occurred. Sunday might've featured the best baseball catch of the year - and it didn't come from a professional. Despite the incredible grab, Chinese Taipei came out on top in the title game. But after meeting again (and enduring loud boos from the crowd), the umpires ultimately changed their minds again and let the catch stand, the Free Press reports. (more...)
Huge Chelsea injury boost as vital duo return to action - reliable journalist Huge Chelsea injury boost as vital duo return to action - reliable journalist
- August 21, 2017

Having offloaded a number of midfielders this summer, the Spaniard's dismissal left Chelsea with N'Golo Kante as their only midfield option. Asked about Bakayoko's situation, Conte told his pre-match news conference at Cobham: "Bakayoko is improving very well". (more...)
Willian keen to establish partnership with Alvaro Morata at Chelsea Willian keen to establish partnership with Alvaro Morata at Chelsea
- August 21, 2017

Of course, Morata has seen a hard start to life at Chelsea - not necessarily on the field, where he has looked sharp, but in terms of the comments from manager Antonio Conte and the atmosphere in the media and around the club. As a result, £40m summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko is drafted in for his competitive debut - despite only recently recovering from an injury that kept him out of pre-season - as he starts alongside compatriot N'Golo Kante in the engine room. (more...)
Kelly slam, Phillies beat Giants 12-9 to end 6-game skid Kelly slam, Phillies beat Giants 12-9 to end 6-game skid
- August 21, 2017

Giants star Buster Posey was 1 for 4, extending his hitting streak against the Phillies to 21 games going back to 2014. The inning ended when Giants right fielder Gorkys Hernandez threw out Williams at the plate after the Phillies' sixth hit of the inning, a two-out single by pinch-hitter Ty Kelly. (more...)

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