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Avoid Scams While Donating to Victims of Harvey Avoid Scams While Donating to Victims of Harvey
- August 29, 2017

According to Forbes, after Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross asked the FBI to investigate at least 15 fake websites looking for donations. If a charity reaches out to you first, be sure to verify its authenticity. The Federal Trade Commission and other consumer groups are warning against scammers who want to exploit the tragedy for their personal gain. See if the charity's website clearly describes what the charity can do to address immediate needs. (more...)
Stetson football player Nick Blakely dies after practice Stetson football player Nick Blakely dies after practice
- August 29, 2017

It's an terrible morning for Stetson University and for the college football community as a whole. Blakely, from Lawrenceville, Georgia, did not see any action as a freshman at Stetson previous year and took a redshirt. Blakely's cousin, Kenny Monday, won two Olympic gold medals and was a three-time All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State University. The Hatters are scheduled to open their season Saturday in CT against Sacred Heart. (more...)
Eagles trade Jon Dorenbos to Saints for 2019 draft pick Eagles trade Jon Dorenbos to Saints for 2019 draft pick
- August 29, 2017

Tight end Brent Celek, who arrived in Philadelphia as a fifth-round draft pick in 2007, is now the longest-tenured Eagles player. However, the Titans chose not to re-sign him that offseason and that began his career with the Eagles. In addition to his longevity, magic tricks and energetic attitude, Dorenbos was endearing to Eagles fans because of his tragic backstory. "On a personal level, it has been a pleasure to work with him and get to know him over the last few years. (more...)
Cavaliers scrap plans for $140M Quicken Loans Arena makeover Cavaliers scrap plans for $140M Quicken Loans Arena makeover
- August 29, 2017

An opposition group consisting of Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC), Service Employees International Union District 1199, and the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus had recently pushed for a prospective referendum against the planned renovations, stating the money would be better spent revitalizing the community. (more...)
Brathwaite, Hope punish England as Windies flourish Brathwaite, Hope punish England as Windies flourish
- August 29, 2017

At stumps, they were five without loss and they now need 317 more runs on a wearing fifth-day pitch to square the three-match series at 1-1. While James Anderson was eyeing the three wickets he needed for 500 Test scalps, it was Broad who was England's dangerman under darkened skies and with the lights on at Headingley. (more...)
Man City to offer Raheem Sterling, cash for Alexis Sanchez Man City to offer Raheem Sterling, cash for Alexis Sanchez
- August 29, 2017

Sanchez's arrival would surely hamper his chances further, though it is by no means certain that Arsenal will back down on losing such an important player so late on in the summer. "He said he had something to say but wasn't going to say it now and I thought 'when have you moved from being a football manager to being a performer and holding a circus together for the basis of the media?'" Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville slammed Arsenal's performance as "absolutely ... (more...)
Everton Chase Vardy But Chelsea 6/1 Favourites To Land Leicester Striker Everton Chase Vardy But Chelsea 6/1 Favourites To Land Leicester Striker
- August 29, 2017

Everton already look to have replaced the attack-minded midfielder by bringing in Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney this summer, though could live to regret the sale if Barkley fulfils his tremendous potential. He will also bring in a winning mentality to the Merseyside club having played a key role in terms of helping the Toffees to shock the World by winning the Premier League title during the 2015-16 season. (more...)
That's why we need them - Pogba hails Man United's goalscoring substitutes That's why we need them - Pogba hails Man United's goalscoring substitutes
- August 29, 2017

Manchester United , who have won their opening two Premier League games by a four-goal margin, haven't won three consecutive league games by such a margin or greater since October 1907. "If I don't have them on the bench I can't make successful changes", he said of the impact his substitutes have had so far this season. "I would say no because we played very well to control that", Mourinho said. (more...)
Murray pulls out to deplete US Open
- August 29, 2017

At a news conference in NY on Saturday, Murray said: "I did pretty much everything I could to get myself ready here, took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon, obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists, tried resting and rehabbing to try and get myself ready". (more...)
EPL 2017-18: Liverpool Thrash Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield EPL 2017-18: Liverpool Thrash Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield
- August 29, 2017

There were certainly no signs Liverpool missed Philippe Coutinho , who is embroiled in a transfer stand-off, as Roberto Firmino , Sadio Mane , Mohamed Salah and substitute Daniel Sturridge scored. "You've got to be right on it in the Premier League and I feel as the games have gone on, we've got better and better". The effervescent Salah created the fourth with a cross from the left which was headed home by Sturridge to complete a humiliating day for Arsenal and their manager ... (more...)
Tamim Iqbal's unbeaten 76 leads Bangladesh to 176-run lead Tamim Iqbal's unbeaten 76 leads Bangladesh to 176-run lead
- August 29, 2017

While Ashton Agar is confident of his team's spinners to get on a roll on the third day, he hopes that their batsmen would have learnt enough lessons from the first innings to chase any total down. Should Hazlewood's injury be serious, Cummins will have to shoulder a lot more responsibility for the rest of the first Test as he will be Australia's only specialist seamer. (more...)
Ozil and Ramsey apologies mean ZERO to Arsenal fans Ozil and Ramsey apologies mean ZERO to Arsenal fans
- August 29, 2017

The Gunners were swept aside at Anfield in a way that was embarrassing at times as Roberto Firmino , Sadio Mane , Mohamed Salah and substitute Daniel Sturridge got on the scoresheet. Are you Arsenal fans out there as sick as I am of hearing from our under performing players after a bad performance and result? The victory means Liverpool enter the September global break sat in second place on goal difference, tied on seven points with three other clubs and two points off ... (more...)
Serge Aurier Awaits Work Permit Ahead Of Move To Tottenham Hotspur Serge Aurier Awaits Work Permit Ahead Of Move To Tottenham Hotspur
- August 29, 2017

Aurier, a powerful Ivorian full-back, has shown flashes of his enormous potential during his 3 years with PSG, though a number of disciplinary problems off the pitch have seen the 24-year-old slip down the pecking order in the French capital, with Thomas Meunier having firmly established himself as the club's first-choice right-back last season. (more...)
Gas prices expected to climb after Harvey, before Labor Day Gas prices expected to climb after Harvey, before Labor Day
- August 29, 2017

If the storm moves further east, it could affect production at refineries in places like Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, and Lake Charles in Louisiana. According to GasBuddy, the average prices in IL have risen almost nine cents per gallon in the last week, with prices in McLean County holding now at about $2.14 per gallon. (more...)
Third win in a row gives Mourinho belief United is transformed force Third win in a row gives Mourinho belief United is transformed force
- August 29, 2017

The Armenia worldwide made his third and fourth assist of the season in Manchester United's 4-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend. "Eric is playing really well", Mourinho told reporters. "We kept playing and then I made the changes to intensify the dynamic in attack and to bring on Marcus". (more...)
Manchester United defender Phil Jones has ankle injury - Jose Mourinho Manchester United defender Phil Jones has ankle injury - Jose Mourinho
- August 29, 2017

Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to have a fourth new face in the door as United have Champions League football on top of their domestic commitments. " They've bought really well and if we keep on their coattails we'll have done well ", the former Liverpool centre-back added. "Of course, for us, we have a big responsibility because we are the first in the table after two games, but we will try to win the third game, and to make sure everything goes very well". (more...)
Dareus sent home by Bills for rule violation Dareus sent home by Bills for rule violation
- August 29, 2017

A hip injury prevented Dareus from practicing on Sunday, and it's unlikely he would have played against Baltimore. That happened during practice and Dareus did not disclose details of the conversation, only saying the two sides are not "on the same page". (more...)
Arsene Wenger should leave - Wright Arsene Wenger should leave - Wright
- August 29, 2017

The former England global argues that the club is now in crisis and urges Arsene Wenger to leage because the players do not look like playing for him. Wenger's future was the subject of intense debate last season but he ended up signing a new two-year contract to extend his 21-year reign in charge of the Premier League club. (more...)
Man Utd: Jose Mourinho Hails The Improvement In Quality Of His Team Man Utd: Jose Mourinho Hails The Improvement In Quality Of His Team
- August 29, 2017

Leicester's Old Trafford old boys on Saturday were Danny Simpson and Matty James , while goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel grew up in south Manchester as a United fan while his dad Peter played for them. Sadly for him, those free midweeks stop soon. "The team are playing confident, great football". At least Shakespeare has Harry Maguire , signed from Hull in June and called into the England squad for the first time on Thursday. (more...)
Hamilton wins Belgian GP to trim Vettel's lead to 7 points
- August 29, 2017

One wonders if Lewis, who now sits on 58 victories, will one day find himself in a position to lift that record as well. However, it was a different story for Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who made a scintillating restart after the safety auto to leap from fifth place to third and take the final podium place. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton: "There was no room for error or mistake"
- August 29, 2017

The next race on the calendar is the Italian Grand Prix at Monza this weekend. He was ahead by 2.4 seconds in the Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel , and by the 10.8 seconds the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo . The circuit at Spa-Francorchamps was overflowing with exuberant fans. He kept Hamilton in his sights and while the gap increased and decreased with each lap, he was unable to get close enough to overtake. (more...)
Manchester United fans fully support Jose Mourinho's change for Leicester match Manchester United fans fully support Jose Mourinho's change for Leicester match
- August 29, 2017

Within seconds Marcus Rashford had evaporated the nerves and most of the doubt, too. That galvanised Leicester and their typical counter-attack threat returned, with the tricky Mahrez twice beating United defenders on the right before firing efforts across goal, one which De Gea kept out with his foot and the other that was drilled past everyone. (more...)
At Georgia State Capitol, MLK statue joins ironic neighbors At Georgia State Capitol, MLK statue joins ironic neighbors
- August 29, 2017

The event was purposely scheduled for August 28, in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. where King gave his unforgettable " I Have a Dream " speech. Unfortunately, the artist who was selected, Andy Davis , was killed in a motorcycle accident before work began. Smyre said King is well-deserving of the recognition and he's glad to see the statue finally become a reality. (more...)
Hall of Famer Jim Brown discusses Colin Kaepernick's decision to take knee Hall of Famer Jim Brown discusses Colin Kaepernick's decision to take knee
- August 29, 2017

Kaepernick's supporters say that this "blackballing" tactic is an attempt to discourage other players from expanding Kaepernick's protest against racist injustice. Sharpe seemed most bothered by Brown's comments because the legendary running back is such an influential African-American athlete. Friendship West Baptist Church pastor Freddy Haynes, who is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, said he will not watch any of the games in the upcoming NFL season and wants local fans to follow suit ... (more...)
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...)