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OJ Simpson's white Ford Bronco getaway auto to appear on 'Pawn Stars' OJ Simpson's white Ford Bronco getaway auto to appear on 'Pawn Stars'
- August 11, 2017

The episode is reportedly titled "If the Pawn Don't Fit", and is scheduled to air next week on August 14th. Simpson was in the backseat of the vehicle during the chase. "So I got it from AC and I've kept it pretty much hidden for the last 22 years". "Not many people realize it's for sale ... and I just thought it was a really cool thing to put on the show", Harrison told Michael Starr of the New York Post . (more...)
Arsenal v Leicester City: probable lineups - Gunners could be without star duo Arsenal v Leicester City: probable lineups - Gunners could be without star duo
- August 11, 2017

He's a great addition to the squad. "He's one tough unit to get past and I'm sure his physical attributes are going to be key to us this season". "He fits perfectly for the Premier League, he's absolutely ideal". Key to Arsenal's success will be the form of club record signing Alexandre Lacazette . "He's a goalscorer and he is going to score goals for this club". (more...)
Norovirus outbreak worsens as ill person count rises Norovirus outbreak worsens as ill person count rises
- August 11, 2017

Nineteen Russians are competing at the championships as neutrals, as the Russian national athletics federation (RusAF) was suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in November 2015 due to an ongoing doping scandal. (more...)
Philippe Coutinho will not leave Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho will not leave Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp
- August 11, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told Barcelona "to save their energy" last week, claiming the player wasn't for sale. The speculation linking Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho with a move to Barcelona has been heightened by his selection as a Pro Evolution Soccer cover star. (more...)
Man United Will Be Among Europe's Elite in Two Years, Says Mourinho Man United Will Be Among Europe's Elite in Two Years, Says Mourinho
- August 11, 2017

With Champions League football to contend with next season, Mourinho will be happy he has managed to keep ahold of most of his squad thus far. " Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it, but the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely", Mourinho said in an interview with UEFA. (more...)
Man Utd ready to try again for Inter Milan winger Perisic Man Utd ready to try again for Inter Milan winger Perisic
- August 11, 2017

United had one offer, believed to be £35million, rejected by Inter for the 28-year-old and were determined to hold out for their £48million valuation. Mourinho admitted earlier this week that he could be tempted into making a move for Gareth Bale if he didn't start for Real Madrid in the Super Cup against United. (more...)
Federer cruises in first match since Wimbledon win Federer cruises in first match since Wimbledon win
- August 11, 2017

Nadal, a three-time Rogers Cup victor who is back in the hunt for the No. 1 ranking after winning his 10th French Open title this year, will play Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who downed 2009 U.S. I was aggressive. This is how I want to play for the whole week. In The Rogers Cup in Toronto, however, Sania Mirza had to endure the experience of giving another walkover, in the quarterfinals, as her partner Shuai Peng of China hurt her knee. (more...)
Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic Wozniacki, Sivtolina Tuesday Winners In Toronto; Bouchard Bounced By Vekic
- August 11, 2017

Williams is competing in the Canadian tournament for the eighth time and hoping to improve on her runner-up performance in 2014 in Montreal. "I knew that if I played decent tennis my ranking was going to go up again". "I mean, I guess I'm relatively young, but I feel old in a way", the 23-year-old said. "I practised with her a little bit last week in D.C., and I think she had a good run last week". (more...)
Vela to join new Los Angeles FC Vela to join new Los Angeles FC
- August 11, 2017

LAFC debuts in Major League Soccer next season. "This is another momentous day for LAFC", said LAFC general manager John Thorrington in a statement announcing the signing. Vela will join the new MLS expansion club in January 2018, which means he'll be available to play for Sociedad in the first half of the season. "He has played in big matches in the Premiership and La Liga and will help establish the style and tempo that we want to build at LAFC". (more...)
Tiger Woods hits back at 'false' article about his 'top secret lover' Tiger Woods hits back at 'false' article about his 'top secret lover'
- August 11, 2017

Woods' personal life was also in the news Wednesday when he plead not guilty to his DUI charge. According to CNN , while "completion of the program does not expunge the defendant's record", the charges on the rcord won't find Woods guilty of reckless driving or DUI. (more...)
Rockets re-engage Knicks on Carmelo Anthony Rockets re-engage Knicks on Carmelo Anthony
- August 11, 2017

The discussions appeared to be getting serious in July, with a Daily News report at one point saying that a trade agreement was at the "2-yard line". On Thursday, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins "strongly hinted" that he's contacted Anthony about waiving his NTC to play in New Orleans . (more...)
Wenger expects female managers in Premier League 'soon'
- August 11, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in bringing Sanchez to the French capital, with the Independent reporting they're poised to follow their world record-breaking move for Neymar with an £80m bid for the Arsenal number seven. (more...)
Celtics will open season vs. Cavs, host Wizards on Christmas Day
- August 11, 2017

The James Harden/Chris Paul era will begin at Oracle Arena when the Rockets open the 2017-18 season against the defending champion Golden State Warriors . It was a highly-anticipated showdown that lived up to the hype, a thrilling contest capped by Kyrie Irving's late jumper, invoking some of the positive memories from his dagger that helped Cleveland win the National Basketball Association championship during a furious comeback in 2016. (more...)
Crystal Palace announce loan signing of Man Utd defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah Crystal Palace announce loan signing of Man Utd defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah
- August 11, 2017

Fosu-Mensah has featured 21 times for United including a clean sheet at Old Trafford against Palace on the final day of the 2016/17 season, and has represented Netherlands at youth, U21 and a call up to the senior squad. "Timothy is a player who has great pace and incredible physical ability". Jose Mourinho felt the player - who recently signed a new contract at United - needs to gain maturity by playing on a weekly basis, and he told the club's website: 'Tim is a young player with great ... (more...)
Depth at LB will ease pain of losing Jack Cichy Depth at LB will ease pain of losing Jack Cichy
- August 10, 2017

Unfortunate news to share this morning. The 6-2, 223-pound sophomore was on the Bednarik and Nagurski watch lists in 2017 after earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and being a Butkus semifinalist. Watt and Vince Biegel having departed. The week before he was the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week after a 15-tackle performance against Ohio State . (more...)
Former Arsenal and Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson signs one-year contract Former Arsenal and Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson signs one-year contract
- August 10, 2017

There has been interest in Larsson from other countries but he is reportedly hoping to continue his career in England. Slutsky is determined to bring in more faces to help strengthen his side in their efforts to pursue their return to the Premier League , with the free agent and loan markets his first port of call. (more...)
Does Tottenham's trophy drought end this season?
- August 10, 2017

Tottenham will not be almost as strong as they were last season , largely due to not having a permanent home. He added: "I've seen a couple of players previously saying, "We don't need a top signing or signings". He has since scored 21, 25 and 29 goals over the last three Premier League seasons, with his tally in 2016-17 coming from just 30 games. Asked about the move to the national stadium, Pochettino said: 'It's a big challenge for us. (more...)
Five things you need to know about the US PGA Championship 2017 Five things you need to know about the US PGA Championship 2017
- August 10, 2017

The 24-year-old is now looking to emulate Gene Sarazen , Ben Hogan , Gary Player , Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in making it a clean sweep, though he insists that the growing expectation levels will not weigh him down at Quail Hollow . (more...)
Captain Cahill and Conte bemoan loss of 'top player' Matic to United Captain Cahill and Conte bemoan loss of 'top player' Matic to United
- August 10, 2017

Chelsea's striker options for the season opener at Stamford Bridge are new signing Alvaro Morata and Belgium worldwide Michy Batshuayi - and Conte has suggested he will start with the new £70m addition from Real Madrid . So which lesser known player can make their mark? "You must be prepared to fight very hard". They have their reputations back home but are a little less known in the UK. (more...)
The Top Five Moments From 25 Years Of Premier League Drama The Top Five Moments From 25 Years Of Premier League Drama
- August 10, 2017

United got schooled but. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Premier League many will have fond memories of some glorious football played over the past quarter of a century. It showed in a contest that suggested while United may challenge for the Premier League with this crop, there is next to no chance of them winning Europe's biggest prize for a fourth time. (more...)
Spieth, McIlroy favourites for PGA win Spieth, McIlroy favourites for PGA win
- August 10, 2017

Tiger had very parallel wins in the way that he got it done, but that was nearly like a robot, and I don't really expect that to happen with myself". A wide array of stars play at their peak with golf history on the line. "This is going to be one of the most challenging tracks I think that we've played", said Spieth , whose best finish in the US PGA is second in 2015. (more...)
Gophers kicker Justin Juenemann scholarship delivered by t-shirt cannon Gophers kicker Justin Juenemann scholarship delivered by t-shirt cannon
- August 10, 2017

Fleck posted the video on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon. So Fleck invited Kyle Tanner, a patient at the hospital, to a team meeting. By evening, the unique delivery had flooded the internet and was shared by ESPN's SportsCenter and other national outlets. (more...)
There could be a female manager in EPL soon, feels Wenger
- August 10, 2017

Wenger eventually signed a new two-year contract extension following an end to a campaign which finished on a high with victory in the FA Cup final after failing to secure Champions League qualification for the first time under his long tenure. (more...)
EPL 100: Pre-Season Ranking of Premier League's Best Players
- August 10, 2017

Silva remains one of the league's best players even at 31 years old, but this is De Bruyne's attack now. European and Premier League football are completely different beast and United are pretty well suited to domestic football. It wasn't to be, but there's no doubt that the midfielder will be key to Spurs' upcoming campaign. Leicester began their preparations by taking part in the Premier League Asia Trophy. (more...)
Swansea's Sigurdsson Swansea's Sigurdsson "close to" Everton move - Koeman
- August 10, 2017

Everton have yet to meet Swansea's £50 million valuation of Iceland global midfielder Sigurdsson, who will not be in Clement's squad for the Premier League opener at Southampton on Saturday. "The objective and the aim is that at some point the two clubs will meet". "What is going on is not abnormal", Clement said . Sigurdsson's last appearance for Swansea was their first pre-season friendly at Barnet on July 12. (more...)
Barkley could stay at Everton FC, admits Koeman Barkley could stay at Everton FC, admits Koeman
- August 10, 2017

Paul Clement has left Sigurdsson out of his Swansea squad to face Southampton this weekend , and Koeman is hopeful the transfer will be wrapped up soon. Barkley did not take part in any of Everton's pre-season schedule, partly due to a groin injury. Although Conte is unlikely to be able to give him as prominent a place in his first-team plans as Mauricio Pochettino would. (more...)
Thierry Henry Is A Thierry Henry Is A "Big Fan" Of Alexandre Lacazette
- August 10, 2017

Speaking about how his own saga may have affected the dressing room, Wenger said: "It's down to us to put a positive atmosphere around the team". He fits perfectly for the Premier League . "He's a goalscorer and he is going to score goals for this club". "Every season we tend to start the league not so well, and being a Friday night I think a night game might be better for us". (more...)
Alexis Sanchez to miss start of season through injury
- August 10, 2017

The Gunners fell away badly, as they so often do, but never has there been so much negativity towards the Frenchman. As always, there have been tons of major transfers this summer, so it will be fun to see players make their debut for their new team. (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants improvement from Manchester United this season
- August 10, 2017

Despite netting a respectable eight times in the Premier League the winger was linked with a move away, with United appearing as one of the most likely destinations. The Brazil worldwide endured a tough start to life under Antonio Conte , after being named Chelsea's Player of the Year in Mourinho's final season at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
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...)