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Bronx teen dies after collapsing at football practice, officials say Bronx teen dies after collapsing at football practice, officials say
- August 23, 2017

Mount St. Michael, a Roman Catholic school for boys founded in 1926, is run by the Marist Brothers and located in the Wakefield section of the Bronx . The school released a statement offering "heartfelt thoughts and prayers" to Dominick's family, friends and teammates. Bess's death occurred as the heat index rose to near 100 degrees across much of New York City. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois has advice for Tottenham Hotspur fans Thibaut Courtois has advice for Tottenham Hotspur fans
- August 22, 2017

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was quick to dismiss the Wembley effect as a contributing factor to his team's first league loss at home since May previous year. I am very happy as I feel we were unlucky. "If they make more noise it would be better for them because if you have to put some noise over the speakers to make some atmosphere, I don't think it is working very well". (more...)
Manchester United eye Sessegnon Manchester United eye Sessegnon
- August 22, 2017

And, as per the aforementioned report from Sky Sports News , another of the English top flight's giants have today joined the race for Sessegnon , with Manchester United showing "significant interest" in the defender. The 17-year-old has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur but the Old Trafford club have now emerged as the latest and perhaps strongest contender for his signature. (more...)
Indian-origin Jinder Mahal retains WWE title
- August 22, 2017

Part of that's him, part of that's us, part of that being not ready for it", he added. Tonight's WWE SmackDown and 205 Live episodes will take place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with the final fallout from SummerSlam . This past Saturday night, for NXT Takeover Brooklyn, WWE opened the doors to the event at 5:45, and the Kickoff show began at 7pm. Nothing always goes the way you plan. (more...)
Nittany Lions ranked No Nittany Lions ranked No
- August 22, 2017

Penn State is ranked in the preseason AP top 10 for the 24th time in program history. Alabama is ranked No. 1, followed by Ohio State , Florida State, USC, and Clemson. Among others receiving votes in the AP poll: Northwestern is No. 31, while Pitt is No. 32. In preparation for the new season there's a look at the redshirt freshman who could contribute on offense . (more...)
Barcelona give up on Coutinho transfer as Liverpool stand firm
- August 22, 2017

Liverpool seem intent on hanging on to their 25-year-old Brazilian, however much Barcelona offer the English Premier league club and despite the player wanting to make the move to the Camp Nou. Perhaps Klopp envisions Coutinho splitting time between the left wing and central midfield, but if that is the case those plans surely need to be altered now. (more...)
Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract
- August 22, 2017

However, the biggest transfer saga of the summer has now taken another twist as Barcelona are seeking €8.5m in damages, linked to the payment handed over to the player as part of a renewal bonus when he signed a new contract past year. The lawsuit revolves around an €8.5 million loyalty bonus on his last Barcelona contract. "I spent four lovely years there and parted happy". He scored twice in his Ligue 1 debut on Sunday in a 6-2 PSG win over Toulouse . (more...)
Arsenal transfer rumours and gossip: Thomas Lemar, Lucas Perez Arsenal transfer rumours and gossip: Thomas Lemar, Lucas Perez
- August 22, 2017

Former Fleet street journalist, Ian McGarry said: "I'd say Manchester United are in the driving seat right now (for Lemar)". He said: "We have kept all of the key players that we meant to keep. Arsenal have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar with reports that Monaco could still sell the youngster before the close of the transfer window. (more...)
All 32 NFL Teams To Be Represented In Madden NFL Esports Event All 32 NFL Teams To Be Represented In Madden NFL Esports Event
- August 22, 2017

Facebook/EASPORTSMADDENNFL/"Madden NFL 18" consists of 32 teams. In true Madden form, the new title boasts new features , a library of awesome songs to run plays with, and some hand-wringing concerns on whether or not New England Patriots quarterback (and current player on the cover) Tom Brady might suffer the " Madden Curse ". (more...)
Samarth and Nair script comeback win Samarth and Nair script comeback win
- August 22, 2017

India's win, however, was set up by the bowlers before Nair polished off the chase. Coming off the back of a huge defeat in the first Test, the second match was always going to be a big test of mentality of the Indian youngsters. The South Africans looked pretty confident with their lead and the match seemed headed for a draw. K Gowtham gave India the flawless start getting Phehlukwayo (29) caught behind off the first ball of the day, and South Africa never seemed to recover. (more...)
Swimmer ruins race hopes to pay tribute to terror victims Swimmer ruins race hopes to pay tribute to terror victims
- August 22, 2017

Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Espanol , Alvarez said that he had two requests for a minute's silence rejected by event organisers FINA. When they told Alvarez they didn't have time to spare, he made a decision to take matters into his own hands by standing on the block for 60 seconds while everyone else started. (more...)
Neymar: Barcelona suing Brazilian star after move to Paris Saint-Germain Neymar: Barcelona suing Brazilian star after move to Paris Saint-Germain
- August 22, 2017

Barcelona are suing Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar for an alleged breach of contract. Having already said they would refuse to pay €26 million in bonus payments Neymar was due to receive this summer, Barcelona are now attempting to claim back money already paid to the player. (more...)
Chelsea eye mega move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy Chelsea eye mega move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy
- August 22, 2017

Like Vardy, captain Wes Morgan was also left nursing an injury following the 2-0 win against Brighton. Vardy was actually forced off the pitch in the final minutes of the match with a foot injury. Antonio Conte has reportedly grown frustrated with the Chelsea board over their inability to secure more new signings, this summer. In addition to Vardy's search, the programme will also provide a behind the scenes look at the striker's academy as a whole, and give a brief overview of his own ... (more...)
National Basketball Association rookies view Dennis Smith Jr. as ROY favorite, draft's top athlete National Basketball Association rookies view Dennis Smith Jr. as ROY favorite, draft's top athlete
- August 22, 2017

NBA rookies sat down with NBA .com to answer seven questions regarding the 2017 draft class with such categories ranging from biggest draft steal to most athletic. Only one draft class has guessed the Rookie of the Year Award correctly, which came in 2007 (Kevin Durant ). Last season, then-Timberwolves guard Kris Dunn (now with the Chicago Bulls ) was predicted to win the award, which went to Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon . (more...)
Street Analysts View On Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)
- August 22, 2017

Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated ( HBAN ). The stock closing price is now trading downward to its 50 day moving average with change of -4.76%, tumbled to its 20 day moving average with figure of -3.47% and behind its 200 day moving average with value -3.55%. (more...)
QB spot now for up for grabs in Jacksonville QB spot now for up for grabs in Jacksonville
- August 22, 2017

All four of Bortles' drives ended with punts. It's the lowest ratings for a nationally televised NFL preseason game since 2005, when a tape-delayed Colts-Falcons contest drew a 1.5. He also said he will "see how this thing goes" before he officially names one as the starter for the next preseason contest against the Carolina Panthers , per the Associated Press (via The Score ). (more...)
Detroit Red Wings captain hints at retirement date Detroit Red Wings captain hints at retirement date
- August 22, 2017

In an interview with Sweden's Radiosportens , Zetterberg said he "will probably not play" through the end of his contract, which runs until 20-21. "The only reason why we wrote such a long contract was because of the payroll", Zetterberg said in a translation of the interview. (more...)
Chelsea to make Michy Batshuayi profit if they accept imminent Lille bid Chelsea to make Michy Batshuayi profit if they accept imminent Lille bid
- August 22, 2017

They need to compete, are they going to be able to? The Chelsea boss is anxious about the depth of his squad and is not willing to lose one more player without getting in a replacement first. "I need to play every weekend, score goals and play at the top level every weekend". Eyebrows were raised on the Premier League's opening weekend when Conte opted to start with Morata on the substitutes' bench and Michy Batshuayi up front against Burnley, who capitalised on Chelsea red cards for ... (more...)
Boycott apologises for racist knighthood joke Boycott apologises for racist knighthood joke
- August 22, 2017

CRICKET legend Geoffrey Boycott has sparked a race row by saying he would have a better chance of being knighted if he "blacked up". The former player turned controversial commentator was speaking to a racially diverse audience during last week's test match against the West Indies at Edgbaston in Birmingham. (more...)
National Basketball Association superstar sees NYK as potential LeBron James fit National Basketball Association superstar sees NYK as potential LeBron James fit
- August 22, 2017

Paul engineered an offseason trade to the Houston Rockets in June to play with James Harden, but he has not made any public commitment beyond 2017-18. He said that he couldn't see it happening, but that it would be insane. "I still think, when you go to the Garden, it's a completely different feeling", continued Griffin . (more...)
Andrew Miller Abruptly Leaves Game After Having Velocity Issues Andrew Miller Abruptly Leaves Game After Having Velocity Issues
- August 22, 2017

The 6-foot-7 left-hander threw one pitch to the next hitter, Andrew Benintendi , and walked off the mound. Miller recently returned after over two weeks on the disabled list with the knee injury . Cleveland won the game but lost two players. 1B Mitch Moreland was a pregame scratch from the Boston lineup due to a sore neck. The inning ended when shortstop Francisco Lindor ran down Mookie Betts' popup in center field with his back to home plate. (more...)
Manchester United's Luke Shaw Manchester United's Luke Shaw "feeling good" after return for Under-23s side
- August 22, 2017

Mourinho took Shaw , Young and other injured players such as Marcos Rojo to the UEFA Europa League Final, and also on the club's pre-season tour of the U.S. Mourinho initially forecast Shaw would return in September and Young the following month though his over-estimation may have been to strengthen the need to bring in reinforcements this summer. (more...)
Kidambi Srikanth Strolls Into Second Round Of World Badminton Championships Kidambi Srikanth Strolls Into Second Round Of World Badminton Championships
- August 22, 2017

K Maneesha and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were probably lucky to take part in the BWF World Championships and if things go according to the coaching staff's plan, this could be their last major tournament together. Sindhu will open her campaign against either Korea's Kim Hyo Min or Egypt's Hadia Hosny in the second round and is likely to meet China's Sun Yu for a place at the quarterfinals. (more...)
Hackers 'Fancy Bears' name footballers given TUEs for 2010 World Cup Hackers 'Fancy Bears' name footballers given TUEs for 2010 World Cup
- August 22, 2017

Fancy Bears first hacked WADA files in September past year. Football players and officials unanimously affirm that this kind of sport is free of doping. Tevez, who has played for Manchester United , Manchester City and West Ham, former Chelsea and United playmaker Veron and ex-United defender Gabriel Heinze all declared the use of Betamethasone, a corticosteroid with a variety of uses. (more...)
Tennis contest between Dolgopolov and Monteiro subject to match-fixing investigation Tennis contest between Dolgopolov and Monteiro subject to match-fixing investigation
- August 22, 2017

Brazilian Monteiro beat world number 63 Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-3 in the first-round of the event held in North Carolina in the United States. The Tennis Integrity Unit has confirmed it is investigating Sunday's ATP Tour match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Thiago Monteiro after several bookmakers suspended their markets in response to suspicious betting patterns. (more...)
Kimi Raikkonen pens new deal with Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen pens new deal with Ferrari
- August 22, 2017

The 37-year-old, who is now standing fifth in the drivers' championship with 86 points, had earlier prompted criticism from Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne, who described him "a laggard", reports Sport24. Raikkonen's signature comes after he chased home Sebastian Vettel in a dominant Ferrari display in the Hungarian Grand Prix last time out. There's a couple of weeks' stretch where there is no race but for now I think the focus is extremely high on working on the auto. (more...)
Manchester United and Valencia initiate transfer talks, confirmed by Sport Witness Manchester United and Valencia initiate transfer talks, confirmed by Sport Witness
- August 22, 2017

However, the 21 year-old's failure to make the bench for either of United's Premier League games so far may mean that he will be on the move. The United boss wants to keep Pereira at Old Trafford and sources have told ESPN FC that the Brazil youth global would like to stay, though he is conscious that a year spent on the sidelines could hamper his development following a breakthrough season in Spain. (more...)
NZ striker Wood joins EPL side Burnley for club-record fee NZ striker Wood joins EPL side Burnley for club-record fee
- August 22, 2017

They've very high. We have to have that in mind and also the quality we can sign overseas. In fact, he's pretty much a like-for-like, slower, bulkier, cut-down Kiwi knock-off of Vokes, who will likely keep him on the bench. Leeds will be desperate to replace their talisman Wood , who made a decision to seek a fresh challenge with Burnley in the Premier League . "If it is him, he had a fantastic season past year". (more...)
Martial tips Pogba to win Ballon d'Or
- August 22, 2017

Lukaku and Pogba look up for the title fight, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Phil Jones also impressed at the Liberty Stadium. This means they are very capable of outscoring any team that tries to attack them but at the very time very miserly in defense. (more...)
Arsenal set to offer winger massive pay rise amid interest from Chelsea Arsenal set to offer winger massive pay rise amid interest from Chelsea
- August 22, 2017

Chamberlain will reportedly be offered a bumper four-year deal by Arsenal to fend off interest from Chelsea. Arsenal plan to sit down with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this week to discuss his future at the club in what are likely to be pivotal talks. (more...)