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Nemanja Matic Backs Romelu Lukaku For Strong Season
- August 10, 2017

Not a great start though. He will go into the game with a lot of confidence especially knowing that he boasts a good record against West Ham who are United's opponents on the day. All in all, Manchester United are taking shots from risky areas where the likelihood of scoring is higher, under Mourinho, which is always a positive, but the conversion rate needs to go up a notch if they want to score anywhere near the amount of goals they would require to mount a strong push for the title. (more...)
National Football League to hire 24 full-time officials for 2017 season National Football League to hire 24 full-time officials for 2017 season
- August 10, 2017

While that is not a full complement of full-time officials for every game, it is significant headway in that direction. Another difference between the part and full-timers will occur during the league's "dark period" from the end of each official's season until May 15th. (more...)
Egypt drop one place in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, retain Africa's top spot Egypt drop one place in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, retain Africa's top spot
- August 10, 2017

Even though there was a change in India's position, it didn't lose a single rating point. India's 96th ranking last month was one of its best ranking in recent history. They reached 99 in the world ranking's inaugural year in 1993, before achieving an all-time high of 94 in February 1996. " Switzerland (4th, up 1) have not been ranked higher since the very first edition of the Federation Internationale de Football Association..." The Indian football team has done remarkably well recently ... (more...)
League Wants To Reduce Resting Starters With New Schedule League Wants To Reduce Resting Starters With New Schedule
- August 10, 2017

The NBA is also aiming to completely eliminate stretches of four games in five nights and instances where a team plays five games in seven days or 18 games in 30 days. During the 2016-17 season, LeBron James , Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry , and Draymond Green all missed games played on national television. - Increase in weekend games from 549 to 568, much of the boost coming on Saturdays. (more...)
Georges St-Pierre Signs For UFC 217 Georges St-Pierre Signs For UFC 217
- August 10, 2017

The contest was scrapped in May days after St-Pierre revealed he wouldn't be medically fit to compete until after the fall. Who knows if that's even the case. UFC president Dana White then said that St-Pierre would instead face welterweight champ Tyron Woodley but that all changed last month. The middleweight championship showdown between Michael Bisping and Georges St. (more...)
Zach Randolph Arrested in Los Angeles for Felony Marijuana Possession Zach Randolph Arrested in Los Angeles for Felony Marijuana Possession
- August 10, 2017

Randolph was arrested for marijuana possession with intent to sell, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department . National Basketball Association star Zach Randolph has been arrested on drug charges. In the end, cops recovered 2 guns, drugs, a significant amount of cash and 2 vehicles were impounded - though it's unclear if any of those things belonged to Randolph. (more...)
76ers vs. Celtics in London Announced for January 2018 76ers vs. Celtics in London Announced for January 2018
- August 10, 2017

The Sixers will face the Atlantic Division-rival Celtics in the NBA London Game 2018 on Thursday, January 11, at The O2 Arena. The game is dubbed, "the NBA London Game 2018", and will be a designated road game for the C's and a home game for the Sixers. (more...)
Colorado clips Cleveland in 12 Colorado clips Cleveland in 12
- August 10, 2017

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies rallied in the ninth for a 3-2 victory at Coors Field. Carlos Estevez , entering the game in the 10 inning with an 8.10 ERA, didn't allow a Cleveland hit in two innings of work. He ranged to his left to rob a screamer down the line from Abraham Almonte , but his dive back to first trying to double off Lindor was just late. The Indians missed a couple of changes to stretch lead. (more...)
Man 'paints' offensive tweets outside Twitter's Hamburg office Man 'paints' offensive tweets outside Twitter's Hamburg office
- August 10, 2017

He said he had reported about 300 tweets to Twitter over the last six months but only got nine responses - all of which said the tweets did not violate the social networking site's rules. A comedian who claimed Twitter failed to reply to his requests to review hateful tweets has a strong message for the company. "We're now taking action", said Ed Ho, GM of Consumer Product and Engineering at Twitter . (more...)
Garcia says Giroud move unlikely Garcia says Giroud move unlikely
- August 10, 2017

Chelsea, Liverpool, staying at Arsenal - what would be best for Oxlade-Chamberlain? However, it looks like the Ligue 1 side could now be out of the running. "It can be understood, when you are the striker of the French team, that we are moving to Arsenal and that we will eventually change clubs, we may have other interests than OM". (more...)
Red Sox top Rays for 8th straight win Red Sox top Rays for 8th straight win
- August 10, 2017

Nine strikes. The eight straight wins is the longest active streak in the majors and the club's longest streak since winning 11 straight in 2016. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello (6-14) took a shutout into the sixth inning before giving up home runs there to Adeiny Hechavarria - his second - and Brad Miller , his fifth. (more...)
Massive brawl breaks out between the Rams and Chargers at training camp Massive brawl breaks out between the Rams and Chargers at training camp
- August 10, 2017

But that doesn't mean the Rams see the Chargers as any less of a threat in their quest to win over Hollywood. Based on the comments emerging after multiple skirmishes at a Chargers-Rams joint practice, the notion of the two teams vying for the same market exchanging blows after the whistle didn't create almost the hand-wringing that it would in other cities. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane hails "near-perfect" Real Madrid performance
- August 10, 2017

United were unable to create another clear-cut chance as Madrid became the first team to retain the Super Cup since 1990. Back in 2016, he said: " Winning everything ", when asked about what would make Real Madrid successful. We pressed high and didn't allow them to play . Only for Alex Ferguson's scouting network, he could have been lining out in the red of United against Real Madrid . (more...)
Walmart heirs buy majority stake in British bikewear brand Walmart heirs buy majority stake in British bikewear brand
- August 10, 2017

He and his management team were also taking money off the table, he said, although they were rolling over an unspecified proportion of their investments alongside RZC. At present the brand has around 20 such Clubhouses across the UK, North America and Asiapac regions. It says it has more than 200,000 active customers and 450 employees. (more...)
RB Leipzig Gearing Up For More Naby Keita Interest RB Leipzig Gearing Up For More Naby Keita Interest
- August 10, 2017

RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick accepts it will be hard for the Bundesliga club to keep sought-after midfielder Naby Keita beyond this season. However, Rangnick accepts Keita will be on the move next summer, telling BILD: "We always said, if players develop faster than our club, then it will also be that a player leaves us". (more...)
Rally cat: Molina slam after cat runs on field leads Cards Rally cat: Molina slam after cat runs on field leads Cards
- August 10, 2017

Major League Baseball animals on the field, ranked. You expect people to jump on the field but you never expect an animal. Verlander (8-7) won for the third consecutive start, allowing three walks while striking out six. Cahill lasted only 2 1/3 innings, giving up three runs, four hits and five walks with a strikeout. Matt Bowman (3-4) earned the victory. Wainwright said even the Royals' bus driver was in on it. (more...)
Expert reacts to latest North Korean threat of Guam attack Expert reacts to latest North Korean threat of Guam attack
- August 10, 2017

Most recently, Pyongyang conducted two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in July. Like other US territories, Guam has a sometimes complicated relationship with the USA mainland but many across the island say despite the threats and concerns they feel reassured and protected by the military - especially in times of tense, geopolitical sparring. (more...)
Heartbreak For Shaunae As She Pulls Up In 400m Final Heartbreak For Shaunae As She Pulls Up In 400m Final
- August 10, 2017

Not an insurmountable deficit, as Felix closed a similarly large gap in Rio. Thirty meters from the finish line, Miller-Uibo winced, looked down and her stride fell apart with an apparent injury. "I just need to recover now and get in the zone", said Farah. "So to come up short tonight is never fun". Karsten Warholm of Norway won the world title in the 400m hurdles, holding off the challenge of Yasmani Copello of Turkey and two-time former champion Kerron Clement of the United States. (more...)
Samu Saiz: Leeds United deny Port Vale claims player spat at opponent Samu Saiz: Leeds United deny Port Vale claims player spat at opponent
- August 10, 2017

Caleb Ekuban managed to find the net on his Leeds debut against Port Vale on Wednesday night - and the supporters were more than impressed with what they saw from their new striker. " Our player denies the allegation and we are confident that the referee's report with vindicate him ". Leeds United have issued a statement in response to claims from Port Vale that Samu Saiz spat in Joe Davis' face at Elland Road on Wednesday night. (more...)
Braves infielder exits game after suffering a freak injury taking the field Braves infielder exits game after suffering a freak injury taking the field
- August 10, 2017

The most recent update of his condition confirms that Camargo hyperextended his right knee, with further tests scheduled for later Tuesday night. The 23-year-old had to be helped off the field and was not putting weight on his right leg. In 197 plate appearances this season, Camargo has a.292 batting average to go along with a.781 OPS and three home runs for the Braves. The No. 2 prospect in baseball heading into the season according to Baseball Prospectus, Swanson has continued to ... (more...)
J. Porter will reclassify and play for MU this season J. Porter will reclassify and play for MU this season
- August 10, 2017

Porter committed to Missouri back in May. Porter, considered one of the nation's top juniors by multiple outlets, averaged a double-double at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington, as a junior in 2016-17; 14.3 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. (more...)
Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal of 'Peepli Live' fame dies Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal of 'Peepli Live' fame dies
- August 10, 2017

According to reports , the actor complained of breathlessness early in the morning and was rushed to a hospital, where he passed away around 7 am. The actor died a after prolonged battle with lung and kidney cancer. Later, Sitaram Panchal was also administered wrong medicines that led to a decline of his health. "At one point, he was asked to go completely off allopathy, which led to breathing troubles", she had shared. (more...)
Kraft, Galynn Brady, Earned Ring Kraft, Galynn Brady, Earned Ring
- August 10, 2017

On ESPN .com quarterback Tom Brady was asked about his mom , Galynn receiving an SBLI ring and stated "He [Kraft] has been so supportive of my family and certainly everything my mom went through and knowing first-hand how families deal with it". (more...)
Malik McDowell's ATV Crash Could Cost Him His Entire Rookie Season Malik McDowell's ATV Crash Could Cost Him His Entire Rookie Season
- August 10, 2017

It's really about his longevity in life, and, I think, to make sure that his brain is good and everything is good after this accident happens to you. "We're going to wait it out and see how he does". DE Dion Jordan, now on the physically unable to perform list, is likely three or four weeks away from having an evaluation on his conditioning, Carroll said. (more...)
Andy Murray withdraws from Cincinnati Masters, eyes US Open return Andy Murray withdraws from Cincinnati Masters, eyes US Open return
- August 10, 2017

He's the third top five player to withdraw. Wawrinka is nursing a knee injury that has plagued him since Wimbledon . Murray's insistence that he could still play in NY is a good sign after initial fears his injury could rule him out for the rest of the season. (more...)
Bridge collapse: Department of Labour takes over site Bridge collapse: Department of Labour takes over site
- August 10, 2017

According to the SA National Road Agency (SANRAL) the bridge was built in 1978 and has been closed to the public for a number of years. Authorities had warned the freeway could be closed for up to two days, however, engineers worked all night and managed to clear the road in just one day. (more...)
S Sreesanth writes to BCCI for NOC S Sreesanth writes to BCCI for NOC
- August 10, 2017

However, a Delhi court quashed the charges in 2015, saying there was insufficient evidence under the stringent provisions meant to tackle organised crime that was used by the Delhi police. Azharuddin would understand Sreesanth's plight. Azharuddin, who is awaiting a favourable decision from the BCCI regarding his pending dues following the life-ban imposed on him in 2000, however, refused to blame the cricket board for the way they handled the Kohli-Kumble row and feels that Kumble moving ... (more...)
Houston Nutt has his lawsuit against Ole Miss dismissed Houston Nutt has his lawsuit against Ole Miss dismissed
- August 10, 2017

One of the more interesting parts of the NCAA's letter, though, is a section that seemingly indicates that the NCAA is siding with Mississippi State LB Leo Lewis when it comes to his involvement with violations that occurred during his recruitment to Ole Miss - prior to signing with MSU, Lewis had been committed to the Rebels. (more...)
Chelsea must avoid injuries in Premier League title defence, says Gary Cahill
- August 10, 2017

Reports indicate the Premier League champions could be set to make a £60million move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk and it's clear that Conte would like to buy some reinforcements. "I went, and then obviously we were 2-1 or 3-1 down and mentally it's different". Now we are trying to continue to work in this system to try to improve. (more...)
All you need to know about the PGA Championship All you need to know about the PGA Championship
- August 10, 2017

The 37-year-old Spaniard will tee off alongside Open victor Jordan Spieth and US Open champion Brooks Koepka in Thursday's opening round at Quail Hollow struggling with his game. Moving the PGA Championship to May is only one of the changes they have made. "For at least these two weeks I wanted to have someone I knew beside me". (more...)