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Rafael Nadal sends out warning to rest of the US Open draw Rafael Nadal sends out warning to rest of the US Open draw
- August 31, 2017

Top seed Rafael Nadal began his quest for a third US Open tennis title by defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second round. "We are all interested to see if she can bounce back from her 15-month suspension. When I was 18, 19, 20, they were OK", the 31-year-old told InStyle at the 2017 Palace Invitational with Venus Williams last week. (more...)
Japan qualify for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup after victory over Australia Japan qualify for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup after victory over Australia
- August 31, 2017

Postecoglou said the prospect of beating Japan away will be meaningful to his team, and not just because victory Thursday will punch Australia's ticket to Russian Federation. "Our intent is to dominate the game", Postecoglou told the massive media contingent ahead of tonight's game. Japan also had some notable players missing however, after Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Okazaki - who are three of the country's best players - were all named to start on the bench for the game. (more...)
'16 champ Kerber exits at rainy US Open; Federer edges teen '16 champ Kerber exits at rainy US Open; Federer edges teen
- August 31, 2017

Federer meanwhile was made to work to reach the second round by American world number 70 Frances Tiafoe , who took the 19-times Grand Slam victor the distance at Flushing Meadows. I felt like the energy was back in the building again. "I always knew I was going to come in rusty or not great". The fourth set was maybe a pity that I couldn't get in the driver's seat early but Frances fought well. (more...)
John McEnroe defends timing of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal John McEnroe defends timing of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal
- August 31, 2017

Federer , who lost a set in a first-round encounter at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2003, struggled with timing and his movement during large spells of the absorbing encounter, but his experience proved pivotal in securing a 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 victory. (more...)
Andy Murray pulls out of US Open because of hip injury Andy Murray pulls out of US Open because of hip injury
- August 31, 2017

Murray began the year as the world number one, having hit top spot for the first time after a stunning end to last year, when he won five straight tournaments, including the ATP World Tour Finals. I'll definitely make a decision on that in the next few days. "I miss competing, and I'll try to get myself back on court as soon as I can". It is also unclear if the Brit will even play the rest of the season. (more...)
ESPN Analyst Resigns Because He's Disturbed By Brain Trauma In Football ESPN Analyst Resigns Because He's Disturbed By Brain Trauma In Football
- August 31, 2017

Cunningham told the Times he had grown tired of being a close witness to constant carnage and making his living on a sport he knows is taking the lives of some players. The same reason we've seen so many young National Football League players retire from the game they love... "I've had teammates who have killed themselves". (more...)
Tottenham join West Ham in pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Gomes Tottenham join West Ham in pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Gomes
- August 31, 2017

However, the move to Camp Nou has been far from it for the Portuguese midfielder as he has failed to establish himself as a regular fixture in the first-team setup. Gomes is a technically capable player that should take the Premier League by storm and gives a slightly different edge to the likes of Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier. (more...)
Keita 'excited' by confirmed Liverpool FC switch Keita 'excited' by confirmed Liverpool FC switch
- August 31, 2017

The Frenchman was a regular for Monaco last season in their run to the Champions League semi-finals. Divock Origi could potentially be used as a makeweight as Monaco have tracked the Belgian striker. The Reds confirmed on Tuesday that an agreement has been struck with RB Leipzig which will see the midfielder move to Anfield on July 1, 2018. (more...)
Emmanuel Petit urges Arsenal to make a late swoop for Riyad Mahrez Emmanuel Petit urges Arsenal to make a late swoop for Riyad Mahrez
- August 31, 2017

Mahrez handed in a transfer request at the start of the summer window and he was widely expected to have already secured his exit at this stage due to reported interest from a number of top European sides. "On Thursday morning the squad will fly without him to Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday at 15:00 local time (14:00 Algerian time)", the Algerian Football Association said in a statement. (more...)
Sri Lanka selectors resign after India debacle Sri Lanka selectors resign after India debacle
- August 31, 2017

Annoyed with yet another lackluster Sri Lanka performance in the ongoing ODI series against India , fans at Pallekele threw bottles on the ground to disrupt the visitors' victory march. However, the lack of support from the rest doesn't come in favor of the team Sri Lanka despite Sri Lanka is constantly trying to prove its worth. (more...)
Celtics, Cavaliers reach agreement on Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas trade Celtics, Cavaliers reach agreement on Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas trade
- August 31, 2017

After one of the most unusual stretches in Celtics transaction history, the team appears set to complete its trade for Kyrie Irving , ending six days of buyer's remorse by Cleveland. Multiple reports had Cavaliers management deciding to ask for more from the Celtics, including young players Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum , though Ainge told Altman early on in negotiations both players were off the table. (more...)
Arsenal Reportedly Could Use Alexis Sanchez Fee to Chase Julian Draxler Transfer Arsenal Reportedly Could Use Alexis Sanchez Fee to Chase Julian Draxler Transfer
- August 31, 2017

City are now said to be unwilling to let a player leave in return for Sanchez and are "confident" they can get a cash-only deal done. At least they still have the young-up-and-comer Theo Walcott to fill his boots if/when Sanchez leaves. (more...)
Hope springs Windies to famous victory Hope springs Windies to famous victory
- August 31, 2017

One of the key things on Monday was England's depth of batting, which is clearly vital. Holder and his team could well have retreated into their shells, fallen back on their inexperience, pointed to eternal problems with the West Indies Cricket Board and a lack of "star names" in the British Isles. (more...)
Ibrahimovic returns to Manchester United Ibrahimovic returns to Manchester United
- August 31, 2017

Ibrahimovic, 35, signed a one-year contract with United this week, having been sidelined since sustaining a serious knee ligament injury four months ago. With Ibrahimovic's No.9 shirt since taken by off-season signing Romelu Lukaku, the striker has returned to the number he previously wore for Paris Saint-Germain and Sweden. (more...)
Watch Ted Crux Fall Apart When Asked About Disaster Relief Hypocrisy
- August 31, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) in Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday. "As Americans, we come together during times of crisis and today New Jersey's heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas at this very hard time", said Governor Christie. (more...)
Harvey could overwhelm federal flood insurance program Harvey could overwhelm federal flood insurance program
- August 31, 2017

More than 48,700 homes have been affected by flooding and other damage brought by Harvey since it first came ashore Friday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday. The insurance commissioner says it's important to get flood insurance as quickly as possible since the policy doesn't go into effect until 30 days after you buy the policy. (more...)
Form Manchester United Beat Leicester To Top The Premier League Form Manchester United Beat Leicester To Top The Premier League
- August 31, 2017

United opted for just one change from the Swansea win, with Anthony Martial starting in place of Marcus Rashford after scoring two goals as a sub this season. "I would say he is one of the most unsafe players in the Premier League". Ashley Young looks set to stay at Manchester United this summer despite attracting the attention of several Premier League clubs, according to reports . (more...)
Arsenal reject Man City bid for Sanchez Arsenal reject Man City bid for Sanchez
- August 31, 2017

Arsenal have rebuffed all approaches for Sanchez, and would like City's Raheem Sterling as part of any deal before Thursday's transfer deadline. However, the 22-year-old is not guaranteed a starting role at Etihad Stadium following the summer arrival of Bernardo Silva from Monaco . Arsenal players reportedly feel that the relentless speculation over Sanchez's future is having a detrimental effect on the squad, while they also believe that he has no desire to be at the club and has ... (more...)
World No.1 Nadal starts US Open with comfortable win World No.1 Nadal starts US Open with comfortable win
- August 31, 2017

The French Open denied her a wildcard and she missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury. "Today I won. That's the most important thing for me", Nadal told reporters. With rain wiping out most of the day's play, Nadal became the first man to complete a match Tuesday. One of the great rivalries in sport, Federer , a five-times US Open victor and Nadal, twice champion, have clashed 37 times over the years, but never have they stood across the net on Flushing Meadows' hardcourts. (more...)
Mourinho Requests United Board To Sign Premier League Winger Mourinho Requests United Board To Sign Premier League Winger
- August 31, 2017

But he was disappointed that his players once again fell behind from a set piece, having conceded from a corner in their 4-3 Premier League opening-day defeat at Arsenal . "If I had to choose a word to describe my team, it would be "solid". So it's been a very important time for me. Scorers: Rashford 70, Fellaini 82. The former PSG goal machine has regularly shared videos of his workout regimes which have proved that even a serious ACL injury hasn't been enough to slow him down. (more...)
Man United defender set for shock move to Premier League rivals Man United defender set for shock move to Premier League rivals
- August 31, 2017

Far from laying the foundations for an English Premier League title challenge, United faded after its trio of successes last August and - with far too many draws - slumped over the line in sixth place. Cole, a five-time title victor with United , told talkSPORT: "They have started the season very well". After Romelu Lukaku had seen a penalty saved after the break, Rashford got the opener in the 70th minute from Henrikh Mkhitaryan's corner, before Fellaini added a second from close ... (more...)
Liverpool agree £40m fee with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool agree £40m fee with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
- August 31, 2017

While Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled to fulfill his potential under Arsene Wenger , Jurgen Klopp would seem to be the ideal manager to help him maximize his talents. Oxlade-Chamberlain's exit looks inevitable; it is now just a matter of where he goes. Liverpool , however, were then revealed to be the player's preferred destination if he did end up leaving the club. (more...)
Coyotes' Shane Doan announces retirement after 21 years in Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan announces retirement after 21 years in Arizona
- August 31, 2017

After Winnipeg drafted him in 1996, and then relocated the team to the Valley, Doan played 21 years with the same organization and inspired a whole generation of young Arizonans to play the sport. The franchise leader in games played, goals, assists and points, Doan spent 21 years in Arizona. Regardless of whether he was unable to secure a landing spot with another club or just couldn't bring himself to put on another sweater, Doan will go down as the ultimate Coyote - and should be a lock ... (more...)
White House Tamps Down Tillerson, Cohn Criticisms White House Tamps Down Tillerson, Cohn Criticisms
- August 31, 2017

A fortnight after the Charlottesville episode in which a young woman was run over by a self-professed admirer of Nazi ideology, Trump continues to face a media storm over his comments, blaming "both sides" for what happened in the famous college town in Virginia. (more...)
Watch 2017 US Open online Watch 2017 US Open online
- August 31, 2017

The 36-year-old looked to have turned things decisively in his favour when he raced through the third set only for Tiafoe to force a decider, but in the end it was Federer who came out on top 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4. On the third - with Federer's wife, Mirka, covering her eyes in the stands - Tiafoe hit a stumbling forehand into the net. Tiafoe, ranked 70th in the world, said he would be "thinking about this one for a while". (more...)
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...)