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Manchester City 'conversations' over signing latest Pep target, clarification of situation Manchester City 'conversations' over signing latest Pep target, clarification of situation
- August 25, 2017

He's a player and the other clubs have to talk about it. Normally I don't talk about players from other clubs. Guardiola said that the final days of the window are an awkward time for all clubs to do their transfer business. Girona's not a threat yet, and as long as City remain the crown jewels in the portfolio, they'll be a AAA team for their brothers up in Manchester, developing young players and sending them to the Premier League when the prospects become great. (more...)
Your guide to Houston-area events canceled ahead of Hurricane Harvey Your guide to Houston-area events canceled ahead of Hurricane Harvey
- August 25, 2017

The band added that would give details regarding rescheduling and refunding as soon they could and that they are "really sorry for the inconveniences this will cause". As Texans players walked off the fields following Friday's practice in Metairie, Lousiana, Houston prepared for Hurricane Harvey to make landfall. The category 2 storm is expected to intensify to category 3 before it reaches landfall on Friday and early Saturday, per The Weather Channel . (more...)
Jaguars not ready to name starting QB Jaguars not ready to name starting QB
- August 25, 2017

For every National Football League team, the last preseason game functions as a final dress rehearsal for players clinging to make the team. "Like I said to you guys earlier in the week, I'm not going to stand up here and comment a lot on the two". (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino's response when asked about Serge Aurier Mauricio Pochettino's response when asked about Serge Aurier
- August 25, 2017

Aurier is unlikely to be Spurs' last summer signing despite the transfer window closing on Thursday. "There are many, many players like always in the media". 'I never speak about rumours because of my full respect to the other clubs and the players involved in negotiations with us or with other clubs. The PSG defender had previously been denied entry to the United Kingdom past year pending an assault conviction, but reports circulating in France claim that his lawyers are trying to rectify ... (more...)
Second seed Halep draws Sharapova at US Open
- August 25, 2017

Four more Grand Slam titles have followed, as well as several spells as world number one, but last year's controversial suspension for breaching doping rules threatened to end her career for good. Kerber, Muguruza vs. Wozniacki, Halep vs. Konta. Federer, who has been enjoying a remarkable campaign after missing the last six months of 2016 to heal his knee, would face two-times champion and longtime rival Nadal in the semi-finals should the top half of the draw go according to seed. (more...)
Eden Hazard set to 'push' for Chelsea transfer Eden Hazard set to 'push' for Chelsea transfer
- August 25, 2017

It's why he doesn't play with us". Antonio Conte's Chelsea side are preparing to take on Everton in their next Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. I have to rotate players. But Conte is confident that the club are working hard behind the scenes to bring in new players and stressed that he won't be too unhappy even if he is left with the same squad to work with at the end of the transfer window next Thursday. (more...)
Everton boss comments on Diego Costa rumours Everton boss comments on Diego Costa rumours
- August 25, 2017

When pressed on transfers, Koeman said in his press conference: "I don't know, it's time to speak with the board after Sunday, I'm busy with the game [against Chelsea]". We have tough fixtures and a lot of global players and a lot of players selected for the under-21s - six Everton players with England. A late diversion to Goodison Park may be a remote prospect but Koeman, who wants to add experience to the Everton attack, admitted on Friday he would be interested in the Spain worldwide. (more...)
Aston Villa boss Bruce admits deal with West Ham a possibility Aston Villa boss Bruce admits deal with West Ham a possibility
- August 25, 2017

The Scotland worldwide has been told he can leave the London Stadium, and the Villans boss has been quick to act, as he looks to reunite with a man he managed at Hull City. "Seeing it in the Championship doesn't look right". With standout signings such as John Terry and Glenn Whelan coming in during the summer, Villa are expected to be one of the title challengers in the Championship this season. (more...)
Clemson's Dabo Swinney now makes more than Urban Meyer Clemson's Dabo Swinney now makes more than Urban Meyer
- August 25, 2017

Clemson's Dabo Swinney reaped the rewards of his hard work Friday morning as the Compensation Committee of the university board of trustees met to approve a new contract for the head coach. Over the course of nine seasons, Swinney's Tigers have a 89-28 record. Swinney's Tigers played 110 games over his first eight full seasons (plus seven more in his first, partial season), so if we assume they will play the same number of games over his next eight seasons, he will only need a winning ... (more...)
Best and worst CL draw - Napoli Best and worst CL draw - Napoli
- August 25, 2017

Real Madrid knocked Napoli out at the Last 16 stage last season, and they could be reacquainted in the group stage this time around. "We want to be consistent in our performances. Rumours also continue to link City with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, although director of football Txiki Begiristain has publicly distanced the club from reports concerning Barcelona star Lionel Messi and hotly-rated Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe. (more...)
Benches Clear - Again And Again - During Brawls Between Yankees And Tigers Benches Clear - Again And Again - During Brawls Between Yankees And Tigers
- August 25, 2017

Betances was tossed after hitting the Tigers' James McCann in the helmet with a 98 miles per hour fastball. The Yankees then responded by hitting Tigers' catcher James McCann in the head and the Tigers fired back by hitting Yankees' third baseman, Todd Frazier . (more...)
Arsenal boss Wenger could change stance on Sanchez with £70m bid Arsenal boss Wenger could change stance on Sanchez with £70m bid
- August 25, 2017

And while Wenger has previously stated an intention to keep the 25-year-old for the entire campaign, he now appears open to the prospect of him leaving again before the 31 August transfer deadline. When he first burst onto the scene in north London there was much excitement surrounding Wilshere. Friday's Europa League draw, which paired the Champions League regulars with BATE Borisov, Cologne and Red Star Belgrade, was another signpost towards the problems that lie ahead for Wenger and his ... (more...)
Raikkonen just wants to win races, fight for titles Raikkonen just wants to win races, fight for titles
- August 25, 2017

Max Verstappen was just behind in fourth for Red Bull , 0.045secs off Bottas and only 0.010secs up on the Ferrari of Championship leader Sebastian Vettel . "He would not be in the position he is now in his team, in terms of how the team operate, if he was here", smiled the Briton. Seeking his third Belgian win, Hamilton will be the pre-race favourite to win again, but knows that Ferrari have regained the momentum in the title race following their dominant one-two finish led by Vettel in ... (more...)
Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool have done everything to bring players in Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool have done everything to bring players in
- August 25, 2017

Liverpool have signed Mohamed Salah for a club record fee, Dominic Solanke from Chelsea and Andy Robertson from Hull City , with the left-back making an impressive debut in the win over Crystal Palace last weekend. Will I be happier after the 31st? Elsewhere in the Liverpool squad, Emre Can has a small knock ahead of the game, whilst Klopp confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will remain sidelined, as his transfer wrangle with Barcelona goes on. (more...)
Dera chief convicted of rape, journalists attacked Dera chief convicted of rape, journalists attacked
- August 25, 2017

Sigh, however faces up to seven years in jail. An unknown number of people were injured in the mob violence. Given the current situation and the verdict coming closer, Anshul is nervous about his security, he told Indian Express . Ram Rahim has also sung songs in films and has released albums like "Highway Love Charger" - unleashing his "rockstar" avatar. As per media reports, CBI is also investigating if Gurmeet had encouraged the castration of 400 men at his ashram. (more...)
South Africa's Du Plessis to captain T20 World XI in Pakistan South Africa's Du Plessis to captain T20 World XI in Pakistan
- August 25, 2017

World XI squad: Faf du Plessis (capt, SA), Hashim Amla (SA), Samuel Badree (WI), George Bailey (Aus), Paul Collingwood (E), Ben Cutting (Aus), Grant Elliott (NZ), Tamim Iqbal (Ban), David Miller (SA), Morne Morkel (SA), Tim Paine (Aus), Thisara Perera (SL), Imran Tahir (SA), Darren Sammy (WI). (more...)
Manchester City to return with £25m offer for Jonny Evans Manchester City to return with £25m offer for Jonny Evans
- August 25, 2017

The Northern Irish, now second in Group C, travel to San Marino next week and then face the Czechs in Belfast the following Monday. "There's four more positions we'd like to bring people in. Guardiola and O'Neill spoke at the Irish Open Pro-Am in Portstewart earlier this summer, but the latter revealed Evans wasn't discussed. It's a stressful two weeks for managers, players and supporters. (more...)
'Break will help Murray in US Open' 'Break will help Murray in US Open'
- August 25, 2017

Iconic rivals Federer and Rafael Nadal gave the tennis world a five-set dream duel at the Australian Open in January. I don't think Murray will necessarily have the same expectations as Nadal or Federer for the Open, but as I always try to say, you can never count out one of these champions, even if Murray has played no lead-up events in the preparation for this year's US Open . (more...)
Europa League 2017/18 group stage draw Europa League 2017/18 group stage draw
- August 25, 2017

Arsenal and Everton will now have a reasonable idea of the standard they will face in Friday's Europa League group stage draw . Mauricio Pochettino's men failed to make it beyond the group stage of the competition past year with Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen qualifying for the knockout stages at their expense. (more...)
Howedes close to joining Juventus Howedes close to joining Juventus
- August 25, 2017

Germany worldwide Benedikt Howedes of Schalke 04 is an option to reinforce the Juventus defence, claims Bild . We won't deny that we had contacts, Howedes represents an interesting profile, but we still have to work out contractual issues with him and with Schalke 04. (more...)
Leeds United complete deal for highly-rated Dutch striker Leeds United complete deal for highly-rated Dutch striker
- August 25, 2017

Leeds United fans have been handed the chance of a quick reunion with two of their former fan favourites thanks to the Carabao Cup third round draw , which will see the Whites travel to Premier League side Burnley next month. The Netherlands youth worldwide scored five goals in 20 Eredivisie appearances last season as NEC suffered relegation and is in contention make his debut away to Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Saturday. (more...)
School Suspends, Expels Students For Playing 'Jews Vs. Nazis' Beer Pong School Suspends, Expels Students For Playing 'Jews Vs. Nazis' Beer Pong
- August 25, 2017

In the image, students of Lovett School are seen playing beer pong with cups in the shapes of a swastika and Star of David. Around 20 current and former students attended the get together but were ousted for their part in the distasteful game when photos were shared on SnapChat, WSB-TV reported. (more...)
FIFA Names Ronaldo Player of Seasion FIFA Names Ronaldo Player of Seasion
- August 25, 2017

The 32-year-old beat Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to the award, and his long-time rival, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi . I love to be here, to be on the stage, to win trophies. Buffon had to be content with being chosen as best goalkeeper. Meanwhile, another Real Madrid star, Luka Modric , received the award for the midfielder of the season. (more...)
Burke seals transfer to West Brom Burke seals transfer to West Brom
- August 25, 2017

The Baggies announced the latest addition to their senior ranks via their Twitter account on Friday, with the Scotland global penning a five-year deal to move to the Hawthorns, and becomes Tony Pulis' fourth permanent acquisition this summer. (more...)
Why The New Day's Recent Tag Team Title Reign Was So Short Why The New Day's Recent Tag Team Title Reign Was So Short
- August 25, 2017

While Lensar might have walked out of SummerSlam still the Universal Champion , it was a title defense that he would not have hoped to face. It looks like the wait won't be long and Lesnar will defend his WWE Universal Championship against Strowman at No Mercy on September 24. (more...)
Champions League: Spurs drawn with holders Madrid Champions League: Spurs drawn with holders Madrid
- August 25, 2017

Having as many as five clubs in the Champions League group stage this season represents a new record for English football, with Chelsea, Tottenham , Manchester City , Liverpool and Manchester United all flying the Premier League flag on the elite continental stage. (more...)
Cutler, Ajayi find groove in Dolphins preseason game against Eagles Cutler, Ajayi find groove in Dolphins preseason game against Eagles
- August 25, 2017

Coming in, there were concerns Jeffery wasn't on the same page with Wentz because he has missed a lot of practice time. "I feel real confident with where they're at". Thursday night's game was the first time all five starters played together in three preseason games, and the Dolphins have two disruptive forces in Suh and Cameron Wake, guys who can cause headaches for any good offensive lineman. (more...)
BC asylum claims steady as Quebec deals with boom BC asylum claims steady as Quebec deals with boom
- August 25, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday there is no advantage for asylum seekers who evade border checkpoints to cross into the country from the United States. Since then, she's called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to close a "loophole" in a longstanding agreement. People are now questioning the legitimacy and integrity of Canada's system because the Liberal government has "spectacularly failed" at managing it, Rempel said. (more...)
Levine: White Sox's Yoan Moncada To Get MRI On Right Shin Levine: White Sox's Yoan Moncada To Get MRI On Right Shin
- August 25, 2017

Three more flyouts left them hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position. "When I passed third base, I had a misstep coming around it", Moncada said. "We still have to see how everything responds", he said. Twins: RHP Bartolo Colon (5-10, 6.66 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series at Toronto on Friday night. (more...)
Jonathan Stewart gashes Jaguars on 31-yard run, Panthers score easy
- August 25, 2017

It was a 51-yard run for the Jaguars , and it put them on Carolina's 21-yard line. However, this was the Panthers' best series of the night as they marched 75 yards down the field and ended it with a Kelvin Benjamin touchdown. While most of the team's starters will play in to the second half at Jacksonville, Newton and Samuel will be handled more cautiously. The turnover was a pass into traffic intended for Allen Hurns that was picked off by Zack Sanchez and returned 48 yards to the ... (more...)