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Trevor Story sitting on Monday for Rockies Trevor Story sitting on Monday for Rockies
- September 05, 2017

It was still a little insane. The Rockies are in a funk right now, one that has them in danger of giving up a wild card spot that has seemed a lock all season long. "We didn't get a hit on the back end of the batting order", Bochy said. "That puts us in a tough position". Greg Holland (3-5) pitched the ninth as the Rockies used four relievers to blank the Giants for 4 2/3 innings after starter Chad Bettis gave up three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. (more...)
Harvey flood victim returns to find 9-foot alligator in Houston home Harvey flood victim returns to find 9-foot alligator in Houston home
- September 04, 2017

At least one homeowner near Lake Houston, however, encountered a different kind of shocking, post-Harvey sight. Foster quickly called police who then called Wildnernex Wildlife Control. A slew of other weird animal appearances have been documented on social media in Harvey's aftermath. "We've been posting a lot of information warning people that wildlife may have moved around and advising them on what they should do if they come in contact with alligators and the like". (more...)
Spanish wonder-kid Arnau Puigmal completes a move to Manchester United Spanish wonder-kid Arnau Puigmal completes a move to Manchester United
- September 04, 2017

The 16-year-old signed a deal with the club in July but has been awaiting global clearance ever since. The central midfielder shone at this year's Mediterranean International Cup, winning its Most Valuable Player award while also scoring in the final against Barcelona. (more...)
Arnau Puigmal poses with Andy Cole to announce 'dream' Manchester United transfer Arnau Puigmal poses with Andy Cole to announce 'dream' Manchester United transfer
- September 04, 2017

And how do we know the deal has gone through? UNITED have landed Spanish wonderkid Arnau Puigmal . Claims Man United were signing Arnau Puigmal has been around for several months. However, the move is now complete and Puigmal revealed his delight on Instagram: "Very happy and proud to announce that I am a new Manchester United player, a dream come true". (more...)
Rajyavardhan Rathore replaces Vijay Goel as India's sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore replaces Vijay Goel as India's sports minister
- September 04, 2017

Despite the vibrant happiness expressed in all strata about an Olympic medallist becoming the Sports Minister of the country, Rathore categorically stated that "running any institution required a mix of experience" and energetic young people. (more...)
Saina Nehwal buries the hatchet, reunites with Pullela Gopichand after 3 years Saina Nehwal buries the hatchet, reunites with Pullela Gopichand after 3 years
- September 04, 2017

She further said that at this stage of her career, she feels Gopichand could be the right coach to help her achieve her goals. Expressing gratitude to current coach Vimal Kumar, she acknowledged his contribution in the last three years in helping her attain the world number one ranking. (more...)
Florida State's DeAndre Francois on Crutches After Injuring Leg Against Alabama Florida State's DeAndre Francois on Crutches After Injuring Leg Against Alabama
- September 04, 2017

It was the first and only time the Seminoles would get on the scoreboard as they were held scoreless in the second half . If Alabama hadn't had such great field position in the second half , it might not have scored at all. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts had spurts of brilliance Saturday night including a handsome 53-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley . "I didn't feel like we executed very well in the first half ", Saban said. (more...)
J&K: Security personnel gun down 2 terrorists in Baramulla J&K: Security personnel gun down 2 terrorists in Baramulla
- September 04, 2017

The forces retaliated, resulting in an encounter in which two militants were gunned down. Police said the encounter took place when terrorists opened fire on the security forces while they were conducting an operation to flush out terrorists from a village on the outskirts of Sopore based on specific information about their presence in the area. (more...)
J&K: 2 Terrorists Killed by Security Forces in Sopore J&K: 2 Terrorists Killed by Security Forces in Sopore
- September 04, 2017

The security forces had earlier cordoned off the area and a search operation has been launched. Their identities and group are yet to be ascertained. On September 1, one jawan was martyred and at least four others were injured when militants attacked a bus carrying security personnel near Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar . (more...)
Star, Sony face off for IPL TV rights in India Star, Sony face off for IPL TV rights in India
- September 04, 2017

Welcome to our Live coverage of the latest updates from the Indian Premier League ( IPL) media rights auction . All were television entities and, eventually, only two qualified for the bid - the Sony-World Sports Group alliance and Nimbus. (more...)
Sharapova through to US Open round of 16 Sharapova through to US Open round of 16
- September 04, 2017

Open's main stage - the prestigious Arthur Ashe Stadium. The first was Kim Clijsters, who captured the 2009 U.S. Open. "With regards to scheduling, as you know, I don't make the schedule", Sharapova responded. You got to take it. So for me to come out, Monday night was a special night for me. "So it's tough. Very frustrating, for sure". You know, playing four matches, playing in front of a big crowd and fans. (more...)
US Open: Venus Williams enters quarterfinals US Open: Venus Williams enters quarterfinals
- September 04, 2017

She lost to her younger sister Serena Williams at the Australian Open and to Garbine Muguruza at Wimbledon . She owns seven Grand Slam titles, including two in NY in 2000 and 2001. "I need a challenge, I love pressure and especially because this is the last major and it's at home". PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova brought Russian Maria Sharapova's campaign to a grinding halt, winning 5-7 6-4 6-2 in two hours and 16 minutes. (more...)
Sanchez to Manchester City reports were 'made up', claims Vidal Sanchez to Manchester City reports were 'made up', claims Vidal
- September 04, 2017

For Lemar, it's been business as usual on the pitch as he scored a brace in France's 4-0 World Cup qualifying rout over Holland on Thursday. Wenger was tipped to make a bid for the "new Henry" Kylian Mbappe this summer, however, Arsenal were priced out of the market for the now-PSG star. (more...)
#21 Virginia Tech faces #22 West Virginia in loaded season opener #21 Virginia Tech faces #22 West Virginia in loaded season opener
- September 04, 2017

The first quarter was a battle of defenses, with the Hokies taking a 3-0 lead into the second quarter. A new season of Virginia Tech football means new faces. The Mountaineers lost quarterback Skyler Howard (3,328 yards and 26 touchdowns) and top receivers Shelton Gibson (951 yards and eight touchdowns) and Daikiel Shorts (894 yards and five touchdowns). (more...)
'Perfect day' for Ricciardo storming through the field at Monza 'Perfect day' for Ricciardo storming through the field at Monza
- September 04, 2017

We were on the soft to start and then I punctured that tyre, so I had to do a two-stop, which was a bit of a shame. "It was cool, had some real pace at the end". "I had blinkers on for the move and was happy to pull it off". Hopefully we created some highlights for the year. He nearly chased down former teammate Sebastian Vettel for a podium finish, ending the race just seconds behind the German. (more...)
Felipe Massa: "It was definitely a great qualifying for the team"
- September 04, 2017

Driving an F1 auto in extreme wet conditions for the first time, Stroll splashed his way to P4 in the final stage of the session, finishing behind Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and the Red Bull pair of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo . (more...)
Van Nistelrooy impressed by Lukaku start at Man United Van Nistelrooy impressed by Lukaku start at Man United
- September 04, 2017

Not only scoring but providing and making his runs". Ibrahimovic has won 32 titles in his long-illustrious career, but Lukaku said that winning the Premier League will the be the ultimate goal for the 35-year-old striker. "There's always pressure to score here". "They have had a wonderful start". Van Nistelrooy is optimistic that United will be competing to win the top competitions under Mourinho this season, after finishing sixth along with EFL Cup and Europa League silverware in ... (more...)
Rafael Nadal beats Leonardo Mayer to advance in US Open
- September 04, 2017

After two five-set marathons Federer had the afterburners on, sprinting past the Spaniard Feliciano López 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 in just 1hr 46min under a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium . Alexandr Dolgopolov moved into the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2011 with a victory Saturday. "I hope that the last three sets can be a good turning point for me", Nadal said after he defeated Mayer. (more...)
Cal defeats North Carolina in Wilcox's coaching debut Cal defeats North Carolina in Wilcox's coaching debut
- September 04, 2017

Surratt guided the Tar Heels on all three TD drives. "But we'll get it corrected and see what the problems were". He enrolled a semester early at North Carolina to get a jump on his college career and the extra preparation time paid off as Carter seems poised to be one of the top newcomers in the country this season. (more...)
Federa joins Nadal in US Open 4th round
- September 04, 2017

Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang. "I needed to get over the fear of the back issue, especially in that first match, the first set", Federer said Saturday. The match is being assessed but is not yet under formal investigation, Tennis Integrity Unit spokesman Mark Harrison said earlier this week. Calling Federer's career series with Kohlschreiber one-sided would be an understatement, as he holds an 11-0 edge. (more...)
Cavs complete trade with Celtics, get extra pick Cavs complete trade with Celtics, get extra pick
- September 04, 2017

The Cavaliers are looking for a long-term plan since super star LeBron James can become a free agent after the upcoming season. Kyrie Irving's introductory Boston Celtics news conference was full of jokes, smiles and high expectations. (more...)
India beat Lanka by six wickets, win series 5-0 India beat Lanka by six wickets, win series 5-0
- September 04, 2017

With this hundred, Kohli has equaled the record of scoring most ODI hundreds with the legendary Ricky Ponting (30 hundreds). Mathews too walked back to the pavillion after trying to scoop a delivery from chinaman Kuldeep Yadav which landed into the gloves of Dhoni. (more...)
Federer knocks out Lopez in straight sets, moves on to US Open Federer knocks out Lopez in straight sets, moves on to US Open
- September 04, 2017

Then the second set was close. I'm sure he has also gained confidence. "They came out and played very well", Federer said. While Federer is in line to meet Nadal in the last four, the bottom half of the draw has been totally shorn of star names, with Pablo Carreno Busta and Lucas Pouille now the highest seeds in that section. (more...)
Hamilton dominates Italian GP for fourth Monza win, leading Mercedes 1-2 Hamilton dominates Italian GP for fourth Monza win, leading Mercedes 1-2
- September 04, 2017

It was Mercedes' third one-two this season and the team's 39th overall. Mercedes power is better than Ferrari power so that's one thing. The fight between F1's oldest driver and two of its youngest resumed not long after the stops, with Raikkonen eventually getting a tow and using DRS down the main straight to slip past Ocon for P6 on Lap 26, with the leading five drivers still yet to pit. (more...)
Redskins' shocked but supportive of Su'a Cravens Redskins' shocked but supportive of Su'a Cravens
- September 04, 2017

The Washington Redskins were reportedly shocked when safety Su'a Cravens told team officials and teammates he planned to retire, according to the Washington Post and other reports. Cravens had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in early August, and though he hasn't yet returned to practice, he was expected to return to action before Week 1, and was projected as Washington's starting strong safety. (more...)
Cowboys release Thornton, fill spot with Price from Packers Cowboys release Thornton, fill spot with Price from Packers
- September 04, 2017

Thornton has a $3 million guaranteed base salary and started training camp as the first-team defensive tackle. The Cowboys originally signed Thornton to a four-year, $18 million deal in March of last year, giving the defender $9 million guaranteed and a $5 million signing bonus. (more...)
Cam Newton's brother led the biggest upset in college football history Cam Newton's brother led the biggest upset in college football history
- September 03, 2017

This was a talking point back in 2007, after the upset-here's Yahoo's recap mentioning that the game was considered too lopsided for Vegas to even bother offering a betting line-but you have to imagine whatever the spread would've been, it would've been hilarious, and nearly certainly higher than the Howard-UNLV game. (more...)
Bills make surprise move in releasing Jonathan Williams Bills make surprise move in releasing Jonathan Williams
- September 03, 2017

The Bills also have tailbacks Joe Banyard, rookie Jordan Johnson, Taiwan Jones and fullback Patrick DiMarco behind McCoy on their 53-man roster. He had had a solid training camp and strong preseason, which he ended with a 21-yard touchdown run against the Detroit Lions last Thursday night. (more...)
Rafael Nadal again rallies from set down to advance at US Open Rafael Nadal again rallies from set down to advance at US Open
- September 03, 2017

Federer's match was the first of the evening session but started deep into the night due to overrunning matches, with play not commencing until 2:45am United Kingdom time. The win moves Federer into the fourth round for the 16 time at the US Open where he will take on 33 seed Philip Kohlschreiber. Prides himself on working hard. (more...)
Jordan Henderson keeps captaincy as Gareth Southgate demands England get Wembley roaring Jordan Henderson keeps captaincy as Gareth Southgate demands England get Wembley roaring
- September 03, 2017

The winger, like his worldwide team-mates, struggled to break down a resilient Maltese side and he was taken off at half-time, before the visitors improved after the break to eventually run out 4-0 winners. "Well, we won't be getting a result just because we're playing at home or because we've got a record of however many years", said Southgate , whose side will be usurped at the top of the pool should they lose to Slovakia. (more...)