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MI to wear all-maize uniforms in opener vs. Florida MI to wear all-maize uniforms in opener vs. Florida
- August 30, 2017

If any program is built to overcome the loss of 11 National Football League draft picks and 10 starters on defense, Jim Harbaugh leads it. The school relented a little, releasing the student-athletes on athletic scholarship on Harbaugh's roster . (more...)
US Open: Maria Sharapova makes emotional comeback, beats Simona Halep US Open: Maria Sharapova makes emotional comeback, beats Simona Halep
- August 30, 2017

Open. The U.S. -based Russian was uncharacteristically emotional following the victory over Halep . She was reduced to tears after the match as the crowd applauded her, and from the way that she celebrated it was impossible to tell that it was only the first round . (more...)
"Nadal, Federer feeling their age " Manila Bulletin Sports
- August 29, 2017

Nadal , 31, who won his tenth French Open in June, and Federer , now 36, who has returned to peak form to win the Australian and Wimbledon titles this year, are seeded to meet in the semi-finals. Had Murray pulled out before the draw, Federer would have been bumped up to the No. 2 seed, setting up a potential final with Nadal . "Because Roger Federer is the type of player that, he lets losses roll off his back", Evert said. (more...)
Everton target Nikola Vlasic given permission to leave Croatia U21 training Everton target Nikola Vlasic given permission to leave Croatia U21 training
- August 29, 2017

Koeman has so far spent £150m on players this summer but is still looking for another left-sided defender, as well as a striker. Vlasic, who impressed Koeman during the recent two legged play-off tie, has netted 12 goals and 20 assists in 119 appearances for Hajduk, but it is his physicality, teamwork and ability to play anywhere across the forward line that has truly endeared him to the legendary Dutchman. (more...)
Andy Murray withdraws from US Open with hip injury
- August 29, 2017

And ultimately, that's what I was here to try and do". Spanish third seed and and reigning Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza is in the same quarter of the draw with American ninth seed Venus Williams and Danish fifth seed Carolina Wozniacki. (more...)
Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to injury Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to injury
- August 29, 2017

The 26-year-old has already made two grand slam semi-finals, handling the pressure of expectation at her home tournament at Wimbledon last month superbly before losing to Venus Williams in the last four. "I spoke to a number of specialists about it to get the best advice possible", Murray said. "I have been practising here and been competitive in practice when I'm not moving close to how I can when I'm healthy". (more...)
Michael Phelps and His Wife Announce They Are Expecting Second Child Michael Phelps and His Wife Announce They Are Expecting Second Child
- August 29, 2017

Boomer Phelps posted a tribute to his own little brother or sister on Instagram to 795,000 fans with a image of the pregnancy test and a very big smile on his little face. Phelps wrote in his caption, while his wife expressed joy for her baby boy . Michael Phelps competes in the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016. (more...)
Alabama defensive lineman suffers gunshot to the leg Alabama defensive lineman suffers gunshot to the leg
- August 29, 2017

While she did not witness the shooting, she was inside closing up her bar, she's been told Davis shot himself in the leg. She noted that she had 18 security guards in her bar because of the Mayweather vs. The story will be updated as more information becomes available . "That's the rumor going around that he shot himself". According to Murrell, police have not contacted her about the investigation. (more...)
Defending champion Kerber stunned by Japan's Osaka Defending champion Kerber stunned by Japan's Osaka
- August 29, 2017

Angelique Kerber became the first women's defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open first round when she was crushed 6-3 6-1 by 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka on Tuesday. "This court has not given me fond memories but hopefully this overtakes that". Osaka had 22 winners, 17 unforced errors and saved all four break points. (more...)
No stay on BCCI broadcast right auction this year: SC No stay on BCCI broadcast right auction this year: SC
- August 29, 2017

He had said that the amount involved in the award of IPL media rights was to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore and the issue should not be decided in an "opaque" manner. As reported earlier, Discovery Communications and Emerald Media-backed OTT operator YuppTV are the new players who could make a bid for the IPL media rights. (more...)
Jay Cutler Says He Didn't Practice Television Announcing For Fox Sports Job Jay Cutler Says He Didn't Practice Television Announcing For Fox Sports Job
- August 29, 2017

Gase said there's "no chance" that will happen, and shared that message privately with Landry. Instead of seeing Jay Cutler in a Fox Sports broadcasting booth this fall, he will be under center as the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback. (more...)
Danny Duffy KC Royals Pitcher Busted for DUI ... at Burger King Danny Duffy KC Royals Pitcher Busted for DUI ... at Burger King
- August 29, 2017

KCTV5 says they've received "multiple reports" that Danny Duffy was taken into custody in Overland Park. The Royals do not condone anyone driving under the influence, this is now a legal matter and will allow the process to unfold and will not comment further. (more...)
Chelsea sign Eden Hazard's brother Kylian Hazard Chelsea sign Eden Hazard's brother Kylian Hazard
- August 29, 2017

He becomes the third Hazard to play for the Premier League champions, with Thorgan Hazard having been on the books at Stamford Bridge before joining Borussia Monchengladbach. 'We're building a strong team at Chelsea and showed it last season - hopefully we can do the same this year'. The Blues are working hard on completing a number of late deals with just 48 hours left in the transfer window. (more...)
Rockets owner Alexander pledges $4 million for Harvey relief Rockets owner Alexander pledges $4 million for Harvey relief
- August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey continues to bring out the very best in pro athletes and their wealthy team owners. Rockets owner Les Alexander has increased his donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to $10 million. According to reports, as many as 80% of storm victims do not have flood insurance. This came after Texans star J.J. Watt started a fundraising page that had raised more than $620,000 by Monday afternoon. (more...)
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin PPV Undercard Announced Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin PPV Undercard Announced
- August 29, 2017

Look for him to be a strong candidate because Cotto might face Lemieux next. It is a serious fight between two of the world's elite pound-for-pound boxers, for the unified and lineal middleweight world championship in a match most expect to be highly competitive and filled with action. (more...)
Legal fight between Gov. Dayton and Legislature hits Supreme Court Legal fight between Gov. Dayton and Legislature hits Supreme Court
- August 29, 2017

The Minnesota Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments Monday on an important question dealing with checks and balances in government and the separation of powers. Supreme Court justices said they felt uncomfortable with the notion that the courts can come in and appropriate money whenever there's political gridlock, which has happened several times over the last two decades. (more...)
ESPN's Mark Schlabach thinks Ohio State will 'get even' in 2017 ESPN's Mark Schlabach thinks Ohio State will 'get even' in 2017
- August 29, 2017

His commitment gives Ohio State the No. 1 recruiting class nationally for 2018, and he's the fifth top-30 prospect to join the Buckeyes for next year. "Last year was very alarming because our whole team was new", Meyer said. The public at-large — or at least the Twitterverse — learned about new Ohio State starters over the weekend, thanks to some proud mamas. (more...)
Patriots acquire Marquis Flowers in trade with Bengals Patriots acquire Marquis Flowers in trade with Bengals
- August 29, 2017

Flowers played 16 games as a rookie in 2014, but missed the 2015 season because of a shoulder injury he suffered in the final exhibition game. Flowers, who played primarily on special teams, was likely on the roster bubble in Cincinnati. Flowers is due a $690,000 salary on the final year of his rookie contract. New England released former Bengals tight end Matt Lengel and former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Caleb Kidder on Sunday. (more...)
Wrighty: Wenger must leave Arsenal NOW Wrighty: Wenger must leave Arsenal NOW
- August 29, 2017

We are three games in and are at crisis point. Asked if he will sign any more players this summer, Wenger told Sky Sports: "We think a lot about that [transfers]". "To have that freedom is good but if you can give them the freedom and respect the tactical aspect of the game it will be even better". "That is why I believe the Arsenal board - and let's face it, they've hardly covered themselves in glory - have a truly massive choice to make". (more...)
Vance McDonald traded to the Steelers Vance McDonald traded to the Steelers
- August 29, 2017

A second-round draft pick of San Francisco in 2013, McDonald was signed to a five-year contract extension worth $35 million in the offseason. Unable to find a trade partner, the 49ers held on to McDonald and he spent most of training camp working with the starting offense. (more...)
Fans are still furious with CFL team for (briefly) hiring Art Briles Fans are still furious with CFL team for (briefly) hiring Art Briles
- August 29, 2017

We have listened, we are reviewing our decision-making processes and we will learn. On Monday night, just before 9:30 p.m., the Tiger-Cats and the Canadian Football League issued a joint statement. Mitchell said he was "very emotional" when he was told he was no longer welcome to join the team. "Our thought of second opportunity was misguided, because it's clearly not acceptable and it's not the right time, it's not the right place", Mitchell said. (more...)
Browns are 'aggressively' trying to trade cornerback Joe Haden Browns are 'aggressively' trying to trade cornerback Joe Haden
- August 29, 2017

Haden's contract will not make any trade easy. It's a tall order for the Browns, since Haden is contracted to make $11.1 million this season, $11.2 million next season and $10.5 million in 2019. Selected seventh overall in the 2010 draft, Haden owns 19 interceptions over 90 career games with the Browns. The Texans, Raiders, and Titans have the cap space and relative need at corner to potentially trade for Haden, which could make the Patriots' road through the AFC a little bit tougher. (more...)
Venus Williams battles to US Open first-round win over Viktoria Kuzmova Venus Williams battles to US Open first-round win over Viktoria Kuzmova
- August 29, 2017

The 37-year-old American took her second match point on teenager Kuzmova's serve to win 6-3 3-6 6-2. Other matches involving seeded players to finish quickly on opening day included No. Venus is bidding to clinch her third US Open crown next month after reaching the Wimbledon and Australian Open finals this year. Williams has seven Grand Slam singles titles, while Kuzmova was making her main-draw debut at tour level. (more...)
Liverpool reject £25m bid for Mamadou Sakho from Crystal Palace Liverpool reject £25m bid for Mamadou Sakho from Crystal Palace
- August 29, 2017

Crystal Palace are keen to sign Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool before Thursday's transfer deadline, reports the BBC , with it still thought to cost around £30m to land the defender. Goal understands it was the third attempt from the Eagles to recruit the centre-back below valuation this summer and was duly dismissed by the Merseysiders, who want £30m. (more...)
Dallas Convention Center Slated To Be Converted Into Mega Shelter Dallas Convention Center Slated To Be Converted Into Mega Shelter
- August 29, 2017

Planning for disasters is hard because there are so many different variables - population size, proximity to other major cities, places where people can safely go. When she arrived at the convention center and was given a blanket and pillow, it was enough to bring her to tears - a sign of the mental and emotional stress many evacuees are experiencing. (more...)
Crystal Palace Hold Talks With Frank de Boer Crystal Palace Hold Talks With Frank de Boer
- August 29, 2017

Having spent 85 days at the helm at Inter Milan before getting the sack, Dutch tactician Frank de Boer may be about to beat that record as his Crystal Palace future is thrown into serious doubt. Palace are second bottom of the table having failed to pick up a point or score a goal in the league since De Boer took charge and it can not be ruled out that he will be sacked during the global break. (more...)
Nadal seeking to cap year with US Open title Nadal seeking to cap year with US Open title
- August 29, 2017

Nadal said he would rather not have Federer in his semi-final path, should they get that far. Federer and world number one Nadal won the first three grand slam titles of the season as they came back to prominence with a bang, and nothing suggests their first-round opponents, American Frances Tiafoe and Serbian Dusan Lajovic, will bother them. (more...)
Olympic finalist David Torrence dies at 31 Olympic finalist David Torrence dies at 31
- August 29, 2017

While the death is under investigation, reports state Scottsdale police do not believe foul play was involved. Torrence helped U.S. win silver at the World Relay Championships in 2014 and won an individual silver of his own at the Pan American Games in 2015 before switching allegiances to Peru for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (more...)
Watch out for Hurricane Harvey charity scams Watch out for Hurricane Harvey charity scams
- August 29, 2017

J.J. Watt: "I want to start a fundraiser , because I know that these recovery efforts are going to be massive". As Harvey continues through the Texas coast, several celebrities have addressed the victims. Of course, average citizens like you and me can hardly afford such large amounts, but every little bit helps. "When a natural disaster strikes, many of us ask, how can we help?" I'm going to lead the charge and step up this way. (more...)
Sri Lanka skipper Kapugedera doubtful for 4th ODI Sri Lanka skipper Kapugedera doubtful for 4th ODI
- August 29, 2017

Sri Lanka cricket team's limited-overs skipper Upul Tharanga has been handed a two-match ban for his team's slow over-rate in the second ODI against Indian cricket team at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday, a Lankan cricket official said. (more...)

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