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US Open: When Roger Federer was asked why he's called the GOAT US Open: When Roger Federer was asked why he's called the GOAT
- August 31, 2017

Federer then withdrew from Cincinnati the next week. While the roof allowed for play, it also made things much louder in the main stadium. It seemed like Federer would stroll to victory, putting the error-ridden first set behind. "More than a test, it was a good one, we both enjoyed ourselves out here", Federer said courtside after the match, which ended just before midnight. (more...)
Sharapova to US Open's 3rd round with 3-set win Sharapova to US Open's 3rd round with 3-set win
- August 31, 2017

Open match in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday, considering her ongoing lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association - stemming from a fall at the Open two years ago - and her losing record over the past two years. Tenth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska beat Petra Martic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) and Russian 17th seed Elena Vesnina defeated Anna Blinkova 6-1 6-3. Romania's Monica Niculescu dispatched Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-2, with the Frenchwoman saying afterwards: "Physically, I'm in good shape, ... (more...)
Barcelona to battle Liverpool for Monaco's Thomas Lemar Barcelona to battle Liverpool for Monaco's Thomas Lemar
- August 31, 2017

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for the Monaco winger in recent days with L'Equipe reporting yesterday that Liverpool have tabled a fresh offer worth £74m in cash plus the option to take Divock Origi on loan. Keita, who will be a pivotal figure in Leipzig's maiden Champions League campaign this term, said his present team remained his immediate priority but he was delighted to be joining such a historic club. (more...)
No. 14 seed Nick Kyrgios bounced by unseeded John Millman No. 14 seed Nick Kyrgios bounced by unseeded John Millman
- August 31, 2017

Australian bad-boy Nick Kyrgios hurt his serving shoulder shoulder in his first-round match, but afterward the southpaw sounded like his head hurts even more after a premature departure from the U.S. What did I say? Obviously, I'm disappointed I lost today. It's not the end of the world. Kyrgios's commitment to the Cup cause is at odds with his claim after losing to Millman that he has "no dedication to the game at all". (more...)
Federer Staves Off Upset in US Open Federer Staves Off Upset in US Open
- August 31, 2017

Federer managed to break Tiafoe to go up 3-1, and the pair traded games holding serve until Federer was up 5-3 and serving to finish things up. I'm very happy with the match, it was exciting and that is kind of why I came to NY as well, to experience these emotions. (more...)
Belgian GP: Mercedes predict open battle with Ferrari for Spa win Belgian GP: Mercedes predict open battle with Ferrari for Spa win
- August 31, 2017

Hamilton managed to hold off Vettel at the re-start, but only just, and then pulled away with the race settling down as before. That news ended speculation that the German, who would have been out of contract at the end of the season, could switch to Mercedes . (more...)
Federer needs 5 sets to edge United States teen at Open Federer needs 5 sets to edge United States teen at Open
- August 31, 2017

Federer seemed to be cruising both after the third set and after going up a break in the fifth, only for the explosive Tiafoe to fight his way back. But the veteran survived to register his 79th win in NY and set-up a second round match-up with either Russia's Mikhail Youzhny or Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia. (more...)
Roger Federer vs Frances Tiafoe Roger Federer vs Frances Tiafoe
- August 31, 2017

The five-time champion goes on to face Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic or Mikhail Youzhny of Russian Federation on Thursday. "To get through a five-setter you have to be okay somehow", Federer said. When he had to come back out and serve, Tiafoe was a bit flat. He took the fourth set in just 24 minutes and, going into the decider, Federer looked in serious risky of suffering a first ever opening-round loss in NY. (more...)
Atletico Madrid 'optimistic' of Diego Costa agreement with Chelsea on deadline day Atletico Madrid 'optimistic' of Diego Costa agreement with Chelsea on deadline day
- August 31, 2017

Costa is said to want out of Stamford Bridge, and is expected to re-sign for Atletico Madrid ahead of Thursday's deadline. La Liga strugglers Las Palmas could reportedly offer rebel striker Diego Costa a route out of Chelsea with a loan until January, when he would join Atletico Madrid. (more...)
Ian Wright labels Arsenal as a club in Ian Wright labels Arsenal as a club in "absolute shambles"
- August 31, 2017

Arsenal have agreed a £35 million fee with Chelsea for the sale of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have yet to agree extensions to expiring contracts as exit talk rumbles on. "We're three games in and we're literally at crisis point". He goes home and he's probably on his phone. Vieira admitted that Arsenal could benefit from a more rigourous tactical approach, even if it would go against the football philosophy that has made the Gunners so successful under ... (more...)
Ikechukwu Ezenwa fired up for Cameroon clash Ikechukwu Ezenwa fired up for Cameroon clash
- August 31, 2017

Ezenwa has been a strong part of the Super Eagles since 2015 when he was called up by former coach Sunday Oliseh. "I think for most of the players here, it's going to be their World Cup and we are ready to make sure that Nigeria qualify". (more...)
Renato Sanches Close to Completing Shock Loan Move to Swansea City Renato Sanches Close to Completing Shock Loan Move to Swansea City
- August 31, 2017

Talks between Swansea City and Bayern Munich are at an advanced stage according to media reports and the Welsh club believes that a deal is very close. No doubt a key factor in the move will be the relationship between Paul Clement and Bayern manager Claudio Ancelotti, with the Swansea boss working under the Italian at Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern themselves. (more...)
Browns trade former first-round pick Cam Erving to Chiefs for pick Browns trade former first-round pick Cam Erving to Chiefs for pick
- August 31, 2017

Cleveland is getting a fifth-round pick for Erving, the No. 19 overall selection in 2015 who was a disappointment for the Browns. They also traded with Buffalo for linebacker Reggie Ragland , the Bills' second-round pick in 2016. The only opening for Erving in the starting lineup in the foreseeable future would possibly be at left guard, where last year's starter, Parker Ehinger , has yet to play in the preseason after tearing his ACL last year. (more...)
Former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino dies at 82 Former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino dies at 82
- August 31, 2017

Villanova's victory prevented Georgetown from capturing consecutive national championships, and in the process vaulted the Big East's reputation as the strongest conference in the sport during the 1980s. At Villanova he led the Wildcats to 11 NCAA tournament appearances in his 19 seasons at the helm. Massimino spent two years at UNLV (1992-1994) and also was the head coach at Cleveland State for seven seasons from 1996-2003. (more...)
Expected Gold But Missed It By Two Points: PV Sindhu Expected Gold But Missed It By Two Points: PV Sindhu
- August 31, 2017

Her tenacious fight till the last point was admirable and outstanding. Talking about the nail-biting final, Sindhu said: "Mentally and physically, it is just tiring. She already has three World Championships medals and one Olympic medal under her belt. "I would like to thank them", she said. With Saina and Sindhu reaching the semi-finals, there was lot of expectations of having another all-Indian final at the World Championship but it didn't materialise after the former lost to Okuhara in ... (more...)
Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater reports have been 'all positive' Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater reports have been 'all positive'
- August 30, 2017

He's probably a Mike linebacker, but we're just trying to get the guys in there that can play, and I figure if we're playing 30 percent base, it's a chance to get him in the game more. Center Nick Easton, who has been locked in a battle with rookie third-round draft pick Pat Elflein , started at center. And this should have been a feel-good game for the Vikings. (more...)
Wade Davis Sets New Cubs Record in Win Over Pirates Wade Davis Sets New Cubs Record in Win Over Pirates
- August 30, 2017

The Cubs have won four straight at home and are 27-15 since the All-Star break. Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs hope to reverse that recent trend when the former Cy Young Award victor takes the mound for the second game of a three-game set against the visiting Pirates on Tuesday. (more...)
Tottenham confirm the signing of Argentine defender Juan Foyth from Estudiantes Tottenham confirm the signing of Argentine defender Juan Foyth from Estudiantes
- August 30, 2017

Foyth, who has represented Argentina at Under-20 level and was part of the side which played at the Under-20 World Cup, had been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but he has opted instead for a switch to England. "He told me to go, train and, if I deserved it, that I would play. I'm also fast so that's what I think I can bring to the team". According to L'Equipe, Tottenham will confirm the signing of the Ivory Coast global before Thursday's deadline, while Foyth's arrival was ... (more...)
National Football League cancels Dallas Cowboys-Houston Texans preseason game National Football League cancels Dallas Cowboys-Houston Texans preseason game
- August 30, 2017

With all of the flooding and destruction that the city of Houston and the surrounding areas have sustained, it could be hard for the Texans to host their regular season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars in just 11 days at NRG Stadium. (more...)
Ryan Giggs worth £2bn in this market - Roy Keane Ryan Giggs worth £2bn in this market - Roy Keane
- August 30, 2017

But what of Welsh wizard Ryan Giggs? The striker, who is the twin brother of England worldwide Michael Keane, has been sidelined for the last 10 months after suffering knee ligament damage during Hull's Premier League clash with Southampton in November. (more...)
Mariners Trade for Cardinals Pitcher Mike Leake Mariners Trade for Cardinals Pitcher Mike Leake
- August 30, 2017

Ascanio, 21, was signed by the Mariners as an global free agent in 2012 at age 16, and the slick-fielding infielder has compiled a career batting mark of.240 with 15 home runs and 158s RBI in 425 games at the minor-league level. In 154 innings pitched, he has struck out 103 batters with 35 walks. Leake joins a pitching staff that now ranks 15th in Major League Baseball in ERA (4.48) and 12th in WHIP (1.33). (more...)
COA restores Duleep Trophy after Ganguly letter COA restores Duleep Trophy after Ganguly letter
- August 30, 2017

Later, Committee of Administrators (COA) member Diana Edulji said the tournament has been restored. With India's limited-overs series against Australia scheduled to begin on September 17, the window for the Duleep Trophy is likely to be smaller than past year. (more...)
Cavs Reduce Trade Demands, Re-Engage Talks With Celtics Cavs Reduce Trade Demands, Re-Engage Talks With Celtics
- August 30, 2017

Since the report of Kyrie Irving's trade request made headlines, most of the National Basketball Association teams have been trying their luck to entice the Cavaliers with a possible trade that could land them one of the best guards in the league. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas says 'I am not damaged' in ESPN interview Isaiah Thomas says 'I am not damaged' in ESPN interview
- August 30, 2017

Thomas said he has made progress since May. " There's never been an indication that I wouldn't be back, and there's never been an indication that this is something messing up my career ", Thomas told ESPN . Thomas is one of four pieces the Celtics are shipping to Cleveland in exchange for Irving. If the Cavaliers get a healthy Thomas at any point this season, they are going to be an enormous problem for the rest of the East, including the Celtics. (more...)
Do Chelsea still want Barkley after signing Oxlade-Chamberlain? Do Chelsea still want Barkley after signing Oxlade-Chamberlain?
- August 30, 2017

According to the BBC , the England worldwide has rejected the chance to complete a £40m transfer from the Emirates to Stamford Bridge, as he hopes to move to Liverpool instead. Wenger had insisted throughout the summer that he would not sell Oxlade-Chamberlain though it appears he has now been left with no option. Oxlade-Chamberlain would help Chelsea fill their home-grown quota and offers versatility with his ability to fit into Conte's wing-back system on either flank. (more...)
Dejan Lovren: 'Liverpool front three are the best in the Premier League' Dejan Lovren: 'Liverpool front three are the best in the Premier League'
- August 30, 2017

Ozil was among a number of key Arsenal players criticised for their lack of effort by Gary Neville after the defeat at Anfield. Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has apologised to the club's supporters, after their 4-0 hammering at Liverpool on Sunday. (more...)
Roger Federer survives first round scare against 70th-ranked Frances Tiafoe Roger Federer survives first round scare against 70th-ranked Frances Tiafoe
- August 30, 2017

I was hoping to start better", Federer said. The late-night crowd grew ever-more vocal as the match wore on, cheering on the young American as he snatched points from Federer . With the crowd in his corner, Tiafoe moved easily and returned well even when Federer pinned him into corners, though he never truly relaxed against the champion. (more...)
Great British Bake Off With Noel Fielding Starts On C4 Great British Bake Off With Noel Fielding Starts On C4
- August 30, 2017

Sophie Faldo, 33, is one of twelve bakers to enter the tent in this year's Great British Bake Off . However bosses at Channel 4 will probably be happy with the ratings - their most-watched show of 2016, the Christmas special We're Going on a Bear Hunt, was watched by 6.7 million people. (more...)
Aurier set for £23m Tottenham move after being granted a work permit Aurier set for £23m Tottenham move after being granted a work permit
- August 30, 2017

Sky Sports says Aurier's move to Tottenham is imminent. Aurier was once seen as a very bright prospect when making his move to the French capital from Toulouse in the summer of 2014 before going onto play in 81 matches in total for PSG, returning five goals and 15 assists. (more...)
Andy Murray pulls out of the US Open because of injury Andy Murray pulls out of the US Open because of injury
- August 30, 2017

He now joins the list of high profile absentees at the US Open this year - Novak Djokovic , Stanislas Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic . Ellenbecker said after matches, a player's focus shifts immediately from performance to recovery, which means replacing fluid and vital nutrients and for some, ice baths, compression garments and other recovery methods that work for them. (more...)

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