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Federer passed fit for US Open Federer passed fit for US Open
- August 27, 2017

Three-time major champion Andy Murray , recently replaced at No. 1 by Rafael Nadal , withdrew Saturday because of a sore hip. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka and 2015 champion Novak Djokovic have called an early end to their seasons, along with 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori , while Milos Raonic is another big name missing. (more...)
Oregon Will Wear 'Stomp Out Cancer' Uniforms Designed by Cancer Patients Oregon Will Wear 'Stomp Out Cancer' Uniforms Designed by Cancer Patients
- August 27, 2017

For their home tilt against a formidable non-conference foe, the Ducks have Sophia, a brain cancer patient from Portland, to thank for the reflective helmet, sideline gear and fan apparel that features the school's mascot stomping out cancer; Ethan, another brain malady fighter from Medford, for the jersey and gloves, the latter merging to say "Overcome" on the knuckles; and Joe , a Leukemia battler from Gresham, for the cleats, trousers and socks. (more...)
Ndidi In Action, Iheanacho Benched, Musa Dropped As Man United Beat Leicester Ndidi In Action, Iheanacho Benched, Musa Dropped As Man United Beat Leicester
- August 27, 2017

But just three minutes after coming, substitute Rashford opened the scoring by volleying home a corner in the 70th minute. It was the first time I saw the crowd. "After the penalty, when you miss a penalty with half an hour to go, normally there is always a little collapse, and that didn't happen". Shinji Okazaki put United keeper David De Gea to work with a rare chance before Pogba tried his luck yet again, this time firing high. (more...)
Lokomotiv FC placed in Group F at UEFA Europa League group stage Lokomotiv FC placed in Group F at UEFA Europa League group stage
- August 27, 2017

Zenit St. Petersburg, the 2008 UEFA Cup victor, was grouped with Real Sociedad, Rosenborg - which eliminated Ajax in the playoffs on Thursday - and Vardar of Macedonia. Group G: Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic), FC Steaua Bucuresti (Romania), Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel), Lugano (Switzerland). Another European giant, AC Milan , have an easier passage with ties against Austria Vienna, AEK Athens and Rijeka of Croatia. (more...)
New Orleans Saints 3, Houston Texans 0 New Orleans Saints 3, Houston Texans 0
- August 27, 2017

Peterson , who signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Saints in April after being released by the Vikings, could get a few carries on Saturday against Houston. KRTK-TV will have the local telecast in the Greater New Orleans area. "I like it", Peterson said Thursday. With a crowded backfield, projecting how each player will perform in the upcoming fantasy season isn't so much around talent as it is opportunity. (more...)
Knicks Prepared to Have Carmelo at Training Camp Knicks Prepared to Have Carmelo at Training Camp
- August 27, 2017

That would set up an awkward season at Madison Square Garden. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, negotiations are now at a stand-still and Anthony will likely have to start training camp with the Knicks . On Thursday evening, the New York Knicks tweeted out an advertisement for 2017-18 season tickets. While the veteran forward has been linked to several teams from around the league, including the Houston Rockets, Anthony still serves as a member of the once heralded Knicks as it ... (more...)
Chargers & Rams Had Embarrassingly Awful Attendance At 'Fight For LA' Preseason Matchup Chargers & Rams Had Embarrassingly Awful Attendance At 'Fight For LA' Preseason Matchup
- August 27, 2017

The Rams drove to the Chargers 8-yard line on the ensuing possession when Goff was sacked by Joey Bosa for a 16-yard loss and fumbled. Against the Chargers, Goff held the ball too long and got stripped, leading to linebacker Melvin Ingram going on an entertaining 76-yard fumble recovery. (more...)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praises impact from the bench
- August 27, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimović announced his new deal with Manchester United by posting a tweet with freakish artwork that seemingly depicts him as God. Juan Mata 's disallowed goal in the first half was followed by Schmeichel guessing correctly when Lukaku stepped up from 12 yards, but Mourinho was pleased his team kept probing and were eventually rewarded. (more...)
Colts top Steelers for first preseason win Colts top Steelers for first preseason win
- August 27, 2017

If you were hoping for a better outcome from the Pittsburgh Steelers' first-team defense, keep hoping. Tolzien completed 7 of 10 passes for 123 yards on the night, including a 55-yard pass to Donte Moncrief that led to a 1-yard Frank Gore touchdown run, showing he's ready to go if necessary for week one. (more...)
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger says, Alexis Sanchez fit to start against Liverpool Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger says, Alexis Sanchez fit to start against Liverpool
- August 27, 2017

Arsenal deserve every bit of criticism they can face, as their start to the season has been far from flawless. The Arsenal boss will probably wait and see if the team look more like themselves once Koscielny and Alexis have settled into the side again. (more...)
Wenger Reveals How Alexis Sanchez Really Feels About Arsenal
- August 27, 2017

Players of his level are used to it now. "At the moment we haven't - we just want to focus as a team and not look too much at the contracts of everybody". While that sounds great as a romantic, swashbuckling approach to the game, it's only practical when you have good enough players to do it and Klopp doesn't. (more...)
Wayne Rooney announces end of England career Wayne Rooney announces end of England career
- August 27, 2017

Looking straight to the top, beyond the tributes made by lesser authorities, FA chairman Greg Clarke has weighed in with the ultimate accolade. That would have been an ignominious end in an era when so many of his peers got to call their own shots. (more...)
United subs Rashford, Fellaini sink Leicester United subs Rashford, Fellaini sink Leicester
- August 27, 2017

United had a successful start to the Premier League season after two successive 4-0 wins against West Ham United at home and Swansea City at Liberty Stadium respectively. And that depth of resources in reserve on the bench sets United apart from some title rivals. Gabriel Jesus had cancelled out Charlie Daniels' stunning strike as City came from behind for a second win from three games following Monday's draw with Everton , who play Chelsea on Sunday . (more...)
Browns rally past Buccaneers in Tampa Browns rally past Buccaneers in Tampa
- August 27, 2017

Trailing late in the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Kevin Hogan tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leslie , giving Cleveland its first lead of the night since early in the first quarter. "We've got to finish when we're in the red zone and come out with six". The Browns are seemingly going to step in the field with second-rounder drsft pick rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer under center. (more...)
Kyrie Irving trade could be voided by Isaiah Thomas' injury Kyrie Irving trade could be voided by Isaiah Thomas' injury
- August 27, 2017

Similar to Kobe Bryant forcing a breakup between himself and Shaquille O'Neal when the Los Angeles Lakers were fixtures in the NBA Finals , only time will tell if Irving has made a smart career decision. They are considering vetoing the trade. According to Wojnarowski, Cleveland sounds like it's going to want to get more back from Boston. He could just call it a wash and send an angry Kyrie Irving back to Cleveland. (more...)
Saints hint that Van Dijk is going nowhere Saints hint that Van Dijk is going nowhere
- August 27, 2017

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger subsequently insisted the defender was not for sale and Pellegrino echoed that stance following Saturday's 0-0 draw at Huddersfield Town. Popular Twitter account IndyKaila on Saturday morning claimed that Liverpool and Southampton have agreed a fee for the transfer of centre-back VIRGIL VAN DIJK. (more...)
Patient United move clear, City seal last-gasp win
- August 27, 2017

Stats say that United have already scored 15% of the goals they scored last season. United were awarded a penalty after Danny Simpson's handball but Lukaku was unable to convert, much to the dismay of Rio Ferdinand. On as a 68th-minute substitute, the 19-year-old initially won a corner when his cross was deflected out. This illustrated United's superiority in possession as they took residence in Leicester's half and moved the blue shirts expertly around. (more...)
Davis stops Fonseca, IBF 130lb title remains vacant Davis stops Fonseca, IBF 130lb title remains vacant
- August 27, 2017

There appeared to be a momentary prospect of an upset in the seventh round when a swinging right hook landed on Davis' jaw after he had lost his balance against the ropes. Davis was smiling at points during the early exchanges as he ducked and weaved away from Fonseca's punches. Davis, after working out under Mayweather's guidance and training feverishly in a rubber suit Thursday night, revealed again the difficulty some boxers have in making weight. (more...)
Fox hires Michael Vick to be an National Football League analyst Fox hires Michael Vick to be an National Football League analyst
- August 27, 2017

Vick says he's done a lot of interviews during the last eight months that have helped him become more comfortable in front of the camera. The former Falcons quarterback will also make regular appearances on FS1 studio shows. Vick later apologized for the comment. "We feel he can bring a truly unique perspective that intrigues and engages our viewers". No matter what, Fox couldn't have hired anyone who has seen more through his football journey than Vick. (more...)
Ghana's Twumasi scores brace as Astana bow to Celtic Ghana's Twumasi scores brace as Astana bow to Celtic
- August 27, 2017

Each outfit will be drawn into one of eight four-team groups where clubs from the same country are kept apart. It will be followed by the UEFA Player Awards. United, who were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage in 2015-16, are in pot two alongside City, Barcelona , Atletico Madrid, Paris St Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Porto. (more...)
Team Penske quartet heads into Gateway race as favorites Team Penske quartet heads into Gateway race as favorites
- August 27, 2017

I think we'll get there, so it's nothing that's super disappointing or anything. Castroneves was third in the No. 3 Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet (187.457 mph) and 2016 series champion Simon Pagenaud fourth in the No. Sebastien Bourdais' highly anticipated return - a mere 14 weeks after fracturing his hip and pelvis during Indy 500 qualifying - resulted in the 15th-fastest time. (more...)
Raikkonen says Vettel tow was his own idea Raikkonen says Vettel tow was his own idea
- August 27, 2017

But the news, at the Belgian Grand Prix and a week before his team's home Italian race at Monza, will allow Ferrari to concentrate on fighting for the championship without distraction. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari finished close behind, followed by Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes. Although Hamilton finished third, it nearly felt like a victory given that he started from the back of the grid after incurring a 15-place grid penalty. (more...)
Badou Jack Is The New WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Badou Jack Is The New WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion
- August 27, 2017

WBA "regular" light-heavyweight champion Cleverly makes the first defence of his belt this weekend on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard against Jack, who is stepping into a new weight division after reigning as WBC super-middleweight title-holder. (more...)
Shakespeare: Iheanacho Close To Full Fitness, Set For United Clash Shakespeare: Iheanacho Close To Full Fitness, Set For United Clash
- August 27, 2017

B ut I am sure we will have him back sooner rather than later". "No, we are using him well and he is coming with the right attitude", said Mourinho after the win at Swansea. Leicester faced something of a dearth of central defenders for that fixture at Bramall Lane, with Robert Huth yet to return following ankle surgery and Yohan Benalouane seemingly out of the first-team picture. (more...)
Tyrod Taylor leaves Bills game with concussion Tyrod Taylor leaves Bills game with concussion
- August 27, 2017

He was replaced by Nathan Peterman . The Bills starters were supposed to see their longest stretch of action in the preseason Saturday night against the Ravens, but that wasn't the case for QB Tyrod Taylor . Before exiting, Taylor had completed 1-of-3 passes for a single yard, bringing his presason completion percentage down to a disastrous 48.3. An already run-heavy offense, coming off 492 attempts past year (second-most in the league), may even ramp up in that fashion with Peterman ... (more...)
Barcelona set to unveil Dembele Barcelona set to unveil Dembele
- August 27, 2017

According to Sky Germany, Barcelona have less than a week to make a decision on whether to snap up the Frenchman or pursue other targets. Dembele has been suspended indefinitely by Dortmund, having missed training without permission immediately after Barca had a bid for the 20-year-old France global rejected. (more...)
New England Patriots anxiously waiting on Julian Edelman's knee to be scanned New England Patriots anxiously waiting on Julian Edelman's knee to be scanned
- August 27, 2017

There was no update on the injury following the contest, but National Football League reporter Adam Schefter tweeted Friday night that the team suspects Edelman tore a knee ligament, and and he will have an MRI on Sunday. The likely candidate to replace Edelman in the slot is Danny Amendola . Amendola is interesting because you know he is more than capable of being a significant threat in this offense. (more...)
In Gee Chun leads in Canada; Brooke Henderson survives cut In Gee Chun leads in Canada; Brooke Henderson survives cut
- August 27, 2017

The 19-year-old major champion from nearby Smiths Falls shot a course-record 8-under 63 to get into contention at Ottawa Hunt, finishing before most of the other leaders even teed off. This year's Canadian Pacific Women's Open will feature 92 of the top 100 players on the LPGA Tour's Official Money List, including 22 of the top 25. (more...)
Oregon State's Timmy Hernandez scores first touchdown of year Oregon State's Timmy Hernandez scores first touchdown of year
- August 27, 2017

His primary target, Michael Gallup, had 11 receptions for 134 yards. Those two, along with former dual-threat quarterback turned receiver Seth Collins, will look to take down a Colorado State team coming off a bowl appearance in 2016. Oregon State fullback Ryan Nall, who broke free for a 75-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, finished with 115 yards on 15 carries. And if you're looking for a play that sums up the second half perfectly for the Beavers , we've got one for you. (more...)
Massive robot dance sets a Guinness world record Massive robot dance sets a Guinness world record
- August 27, 2017

The dancing robots broke the previous world record of 1,007 robots, programmed by Ever Win Company & Ltd.in 2017. They were set up in lines for the show. Ltd, a toy company based in southern China's Shantou city, together with experts from the Harbin Institute of Technology. Dobis are 47.3cm in height and 2.15kg in weight. (more...)