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Legendary Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote dies at 90 Legendary Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote dies at 90
- August 29, 2017

While Heathcote went on to make nine NCAA tournament appearances in 19 years at Michigan State and capture three Big Ten titles, his accomplishments as a defensive tactician and strong motivator were sometimes obscured by his rollicking press conferences or distinctive on-court demeanor. (more...)
Mourinho not expecting Ibrahimovic to play before Christmas Mourinho not expecting Ibrahimovic to play before Christmas
- August 29, 2017

Imagine how that will be". Ibrahimovic posted on his social media accounts a photo-shopped image of him, dressed in angelic robes, arm-wrestling Satan and declared: "I UNITED it @manchesterunited". We lost [Wayne] Rooney which is a big loss, but with the three new players, I think the team is stronger than last season. Manchester City are already two points adrift of Manchester United in the title race following a 1-1 draw with Everton at the Etihad Stadium. (more...)
Andy Murray will not be at Flushing Meadows
- August 29, 2017

Was actually practicing OK the last few days, but it's too sore for me to win the tournament and ultimately that's what I was here to try and do. Murray has not played since Wimbledon due to a hip injury, but he showed up in NY at the beginning of this week hoping that his body would ultimately allow him to play. (more...)
Wentz, Eagles look to be more than mere sharp-dressed men Wentz, Eagles look to be more than mere sharp-dressed men
- August 29, 2017

Thursday night's 38-31 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was a step in the right direction. Cutler finished the contest 5-of-8 for 105 yards and one touchdown, also launching a downfield shot that resulted in defensive pass interference. (more...)
Cespedes, Wright out for season Cespedes, Wright out for season
- August 29, 2017

The captain said that he experienced further shoulder pain after playing in a few games during rehab and is now awaiting a doctor's evaluation before making a decision. With a recovery timeline of six weeks and the Mets out of postseason contention, the injury effectively ends the slugger's season. So Cespedes , in a season marred by multiple hamstring strains , will finish his campaign hitting.292 with 17 home runs and 42 R.B.I.in 81 games. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association study Neymar Barcelona bonus claim Federation Internationale de Football Association study Neymar Barcelona bonus claim
- August 29, 2017

A Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesman said the complaint was "pending and being investigated" and he could not comment any further. "However, whether the club will succeed in law is yet to be decided and will ultimately turn on the wording of the contract between Barcelona and Neymar". (more...)
Lions make Matthew Stafford highest-paid player in National Football League, reports say Lions make Matthew Stafford highest-paid player in National Football League, reports say
- August 29, 2017

The first-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Georgia, Stafford took over a winless Detroit club that has made the playoffs three years under his watch. He declined what would have been his second Pro Bowl appearance as an alternate to rest his injured finger. But given the way contracts work for quarterbacks these days - each competent one sets the National Football League record whenever he re-ups - Stafford was widely expected to surpass it. (more...)
Manchester United have started the season strongly Manchester United have started the season strongly
- August 29, 2017

On the whole, United deservedly took home all three points as Mourinho's side improved their points tally to nine, out of nine available - and will go into the worldwide break with confidence as high as it can be. "You've got to compete against them and do well against them, but I am quite confident that the boys can do that this year and we can compete against the best". (more...)
Mourinho reveals when Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start playing Mourinho reveals when Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start playing
- August 29, 2017

United have won their opening two league games, each by 4-0 scorelines, at home to West Ham and at Swansea , while Mourinho has been boosted by seeing key squad members return from long-term injuries. Ibrahimovic missed the final weeks of United's campaign after suffering ligament damage in a Europa League clash against Anderlecht in April. In the closing stages of the game, both teams came close to scoring. (more...)
UW Huskies' Azeem Victor, Austin Joyner suspended for Friday's opener UW Huskies' Azeem Victor, Austin Joyner suspended for Friday's opener
- August 29, 2017

At his Monday press conference, head coach Chris Petersen announced that two key defensive players would not be making the cross-country trip for the UW's Week 1 matchup with Rutgers. Petersen said Victor is a "good guy" and that people make mistakes. Defensive back/returner Austin Joyner has also been suspended for the opener and an additional game for a violation of team rules. (more...)
Alexander Gustafsson Not Surprised About Jon Jones Drug Test Failure Alexander Gustafsson Not Surprised About Jon Jones Drug Test Failure
- August 29, 2017

Jones' past represents a troubled one, as he tested positive for metabolites found in cocaine in 2015 and was then stripped of the light heavyweight title and suspended by the UFC for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident during that same year. (more...)
Conte: Chelsea Dominated Everton Games, Hazard Will Soon Return Conte: Chelsea Dominated Everton Games, Hazard Will Soon Return
- August 29, 2017

In September we have to play seven games and I need to rotate my players because it is very hard to play seven games in the month with the same players. I always think this is a team sport. "The clean sheet is very satisfying but I would have liked my team to be more clinical in the second half". The youngster's antics commenced with a brilliant link up with Cesc Fabregas , providing the assist to the midfielder's opening goal. (more...)
Arsene Wenger Dismayed At 'Disastrous' Arsenal Display At Liverpool
- August 29, 2017

Yet he set about insisting he was hurting as much as the fans with a message that was loaded with very personal sentiments. "I called them cowards last season and got a bit of criticism but I'll say it again: cowards". Whether the new offer is enough to tempt Arsenal into selling remains to be seen, but defensive reinforcements could be on Wenger's mind after the Anfield capitulation. (more...)
Anti-Wenger Arsenal fans use vandalism to get their point across
- August 29, 2017

Anti-Arsene Wenger supports have spray-painted their message on the club's famous Ken Friar Bridge, which leads fans to the Emirates Stadium (see below). Everton may have been clear second best at Chelsea on Sunday in a 2-0 loss, but Ronald Koeman's side have shown enough to indicate that their strengthened squad can realistically target sixth place. (more...)
Max Verstappen questions commitment to Red Bull Max Verstappen questions commitment to Red Bull
- August 29, 2017

Alonso has finished only three races as McLaren still struggles badly with its Honda engines. "We showed a more respectable pace today and then we had an opportunity under the safety auto with the re-start and took the most of that, so I'm really happy with the result". (more...)
Houston Texans owner pledges $1 million for storm relief
- August 29, 2017

The Texans hit the field in Frisco on Monday with more on their mind than just football . "We also hope our actions encourage others to do what they can to help their neighbors in need right now". On Sunday, Watt announced that he had set up a fundraiser for victims in Houston with a $100,000 donation. She announced that the Cowboys would be matching the Texans' $1 million donation, showing their support for their fellow Texans. (more...)
US Open: Garbine Muguruza eases into round two US Open: Garbine Muguruza eases into round two
- August 29, 2017

Also appearing in Ashe during the day session: No. 3-seeded Garbine Muguruza , who beat Williams at the All England Club, against Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S., and 2014 U.S. I had to be at my best from the first point. The Spaniard has won 16 of her last 18 matches, and with Serena Williams pregnant and not playing and No. (more...)
No improvement from Vikings' first-team offense No improvement from Vikings' first-team offense
- August 29, 2017

Regardless, it's never too early to start thinking about the 2018 draft now that we have a better idea of what San Francisco's roster will look like in 2017. In addition to Reiff, Boone and Remmers, the starters on the line were Nick Easton at center and Joe Berger at right guard. The 49ers went 79 yards on their first possession, resulting in Goodwin's score. (more...)
Ravens extend Harbaugh contract, which was to expire in 2018 Ravens extend Harbaugh contract, which was to expire in 2018
- August 29, 2017

It's at least the third time since Harbaugh signed a multiyear deal before the 2013 season that the Ravens have added a year onto his deal. During his tenure with the Ravens, Harbaugh has gone 85-59 in the regular season and led the Ravens to the playoffs in each of his first five seasons, the first National Football League coach since the merger in 1970 to accomplish that. (more...)
Wie undergoes appendix surgery Wie undergoes appendix surgery
- August 29, 2017

The 27-year-old, who was part of the USA's winning Solheim Cup team two weeks ago, was six shots off the lead after rounds of 71-67-70 in Ottawa with her management company, IMG, releasing the following statement. Wie has seven top 10s on the season and is now ranked No. 30 in the world. Wie had to withdraw from the U.S. Women's Open because of a neck injury , and she has been plagued with a variety of injuries off and on over the years. (more...)
Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do breaks streaming records Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do breaks streaming records
- August 29, 2017

This was foreshadowed in the beginning, when Swift emerged from a graveyard as a zombie. Yup. In the video's closing moments , 15 different incarnations of the "old" Taylor quibble in front of a jet plane. It's a Faustian "Fuck it, then, let's be bad". Phaedra gave up stone-faced silence instead of truth. According to the Associated Press , " Look What You Made Me Do " set a new global record for first day streaming. (more...)
Husband allegedly fatally stabs wife in front of son, 12 Husband allegedly fatally stabs wife in front of son, 12
- August 29, 2017

He was arrested around 8 a.m.at the hospital in Ventura County, said Sgt. Michael Goldberg of the LAPD's Van Nuys station, who said he had no other information. The victim, identified as 31-year-old Viridiana Teran, was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where she later died. Paramedics rushed her to an area hospital, where she later died from her wounds, Eisenman said. (more...)
Josh McCown named Jets' starting quarterback for Week 1 Josh McCown named Jets' starting quarterback for Week 1
- August 29, 2017

He spent the last two seasons with the Browns and saw limited action as the starter last season after Robert Griffin III landed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury following a Week 1 loss to the Eagles. McCown spent the last two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before signing with NY as a free agent in March. It sounds like Petty is destined to be second on the Jets' depth chart, behind Josh McCown and ahead of Christian Hackenberg. (more...)
Mitchell Robinson Is Expected To Return To WKU Mitchell Robinson Is Expected To Return To WKU
- August 28, 2017

The addition of Robinson would complete Western's 2017-18 roster, although center Robinson Idehen - expected to be eligible in December - has yet to enroll at this time. He subsequently paid visits to LSU , Kentucky and New Orleans before ultimately deciding to re-commit to Western Kentucky . Robinson also had interest from overseas teams, and there was speculation that he might sit out entirely and work out in preparation for the National Basketball Association draft. (more...)
Liverpool hoping to continue successful run against Arsenal Liverpool hoping to continue successful run against Arsenal
- August 28, 2017

Arsenal are perennial challengers for the Champions League places and have a team capable of some of the best football in the Premier League. At the other end of the pitch, Alexandre Lacazette will lead an attack looking to bounce back from a frustrating 1-0 defeat at Stoke City. (more...)
Paxton Lynch has shoulder sprain, out several weeks Paxton Lynch has shoulder sprain, out several weeks
- August 28, 2017

According to the report from Klis, some members of Denver's staff do not feel that Sloter is ready to be a regular season backup quarterback ( despite his remarkable preseason ). He may be forced to carry three quarterbacks, as the timeline for Lynch's injury - at least for now - wouldn't warrant placing him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp Happy After Liverpool's 'Perfect' Performance Against Arsenal Jurgen Klopp Happy After Liverpool's 'Perfect' Performance Against Arsenal
- August 28, 2017

Earlier in the week, two goals and a masterful performance at the heart of Liverpool's midfield led Jürgen Klopp's side back into the Champions League group stage for the third time in the last nine seasons. But not like it happened today. Salah started the game and played the whole match while his compatriot Mohamed Elneny was not included in the match-day squad. (more...)
McElwain to MI: 2 can play at secrecy game McElwain to MI: 2 can play at secrecy game
- August 28, 2017

The game will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas , and is the ideal showcase for a duo of deeply saturated uniforms that express the heritage and future of each program. "I have not seen the starting quarterback come out of Florida". "The quarterback situation, we have a plan that's in place", McElwain said . According to MI, this is the second time in program history it will wear an all-maize look. (more...)
DeShone Kizer gets nod as Browns starter, Osweiler trade coming soon? DeShone Kizer gets nod as Browns starter, Osweiler trade coming soon?
- August 28, 2017

The Browns have started 12 different quarterbacks over the past four seasons, and Jackson and Cleveland's front office are clearly hoping Kizer can be the guy to turn it around. Kizer will be under center against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. The plan is to win games with a strong defense and rely on Kizer to keep the score close through for quarters. (more...)
Who could replace Arsene Wenger? Arsenal's next manager odds Who could replace Arsene Wenger? Arsenal's next manager odds
- August 28, 2017

Neither Wenger nor Klopp would say much when asked in their post-match press conferences about potential business in the final few days of the summer transfer window. "We're sorry to the fans that came up - it's not good enough and we have to do something about it", he said. At the end of the game, Arsene Wenger was in total shock and agreed that it was a disastrous performance from his boys. (more...)

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