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McGregor closing in on plea deal McGregor closing in on plea deal
- July 24, 2018

McGregor appeared in a NY court in June to answer for several charges stemming from an April 5 incident in which he and several companions stormed the Barclays Center in Brooklyn ahead of UFC 223. Mcgregor is scheduled to make a court appearance on July 26th, if deal finalized on time he may free to resume his MMA career. Upon news of the report, McGregor's legal team at Cozen O'Connor reached out to MMAWeekly.com to deny the report. (more...)
Hazard nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018 award
- July 24, 2018

The day has arrived and on Tuesday, FIFA will reveal their shortlist of ten names who are in the running to win The Best award, which until now has only ever been won by Cristiano Ronaldo . Then FIFA and the Ballon d'Or had a breakup and the world football governing body chose to create their own award, very literally titled 'The Best'. (more...)
Ohio State fires WR coach Zach Smith amid domestic violence allegations Ohio State fires WR coach Zach Smith amid domestic violence allegations
- July 24, 2018

Monday, college football insider Brett McMurphy reported that 33-year-old Courtney Smith had subsequently obtained a domestic violence civil protection order against her ex-husband in connection to that incident. Smith is due in court for an August 3 hearing at Delaware County Common Pleas Court. "According to McMurphy, the court ruled that "( Courtney Smith ) is in immediate and present danger of domestic violence and for good cause the following temporary orders are necessary to ... (more...)
Klopp up for FIFA Best Men's Coach of the Year award Klopp up for FIFA Best Men's Coach of the Year award
- July 24, 2018

The likes of former Brazil global Ronaldo and ex-England boss Fabio Capello sat on the panel who decided the nominees. Alongside Champions League victor Zinedine Zidane , who oversaw Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool prior to resigning from his post . (more...)
Kevin-Prince Boateng, Dauda support Mesut Ozil after Germany retirement
- July 24, 2018

Ozil says he and Gundogan talked about football with the president. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, capped 81 times by England, laconically tweeted his support for the Arsenal player, with the word " Respect " quoting a tweet of Ozil's statement. (more...)
Iowa Football player mistakes police for Uber, ends up in jail Iowa Football player mistakes police for Uber, ends up in jail
- July 24, 2018

He was reported to have first tried to open the passenger door, then, after seeing someone sitting there, went for a back door. The police report claims when officers asked him what he was doing, the defensive tackle asked for a ride home. (more...)
Tobias Harris passes on Clippers' extension offer Tobias Harris passes on Clippers' extension offer
- July 24, 2018

While Harris turned down a significant amount of money, the 26-year-old likely wants to see what he can get on the market. Harris averaged 18.6 points and 5.5 rebounds between the Detroit Pistons and Clippers last season. It doesn't make sense for Harris to take this extension unless he is anxious about an injury that would hurt his value in the upcoming years as our own Clippers beat writer Tomer Azarly points out. (more...)
Tour de France halted after police pepper spray affects riders Tour de France halted after police pepper spray affects riders
- July 24, 2018

The race re-started after 10 minutes or so according to the radio station which is run by Tour organisers after riders affected by the tear gas had been treated. "We will address this incident with Gianni once the Tour is complete and decide then if any further action should be taken". Like a French cultural thing. (more...)
Mexican Munguia beats England’s Smith for WBO Middleweight title Mexican Munguia beats England’s Smith for WBO Middleweight title
- July 24, 2018

Six days before his 30th birthday, the Liverpool native will try and recapture the WBO crown he took from John Thompson with a seventh-round stoppage at Manchester in 2015. He defends it for the first time in only his second Vegas bout. He has also been a pro fighter for nearly three years longer, the 21-year-old just passing the fifth-year anniversary of his debut. (more...)
Paul Pogba silenced his critics after World Cup exploits, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paul Pogba silenced his critics after World Cup exploits, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- July 24, 2018

After, I was not ready to be that Zlatan. The Frenchman fell out with Jose Mourinho on numerous occasions last season and there have been reports that the Portuguese coach is prepared to bin him off. Rooney left the Toffees in June and signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Major League Soccer side DC United . "I stood up and did it, even if I am Zlatan". (more...)
Tour chaos: Stage 16 halted as riders sprayed in eyes
- July 24, 2018

The stage between Carcassonne and Bagneres-de-Luchon had to be neutralised after an attempted protest by local farmers brought a swift reaction from local police. And it could have been that the wind carried that spray into the peloton, affecting several of the riders. The farmers were apparently protesting against recent changes to so-called disadvantaged and hard to farm areas. (more...)
Mesut Ozil's Germany tenure was already 'over' before retirement - Lothar Matthaus Mesut Ozil's Germany tenure was already 'over' before retirement - Lothar Matthaus
- July 24, 2018

This will be Arsenal's last match in the International Champions Cup and the Arsenal fans are excited because they will be facing their arch rivals Chelsea and they will be happy to see them win against the blues even though it's a friendly. (more...)
Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at age 56 Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at age 56
- July 24, 2018

According to the Minnesota Vikings , Sparano was the starting center for the University of New Haven in his home state of CT. Current Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach and former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano died early Sunday morning. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard to attend Team USA camp this week in Las Vegas Kawhi Leonard to attend Team USA camp this week in Las Vegas
- July 24, 2018

TSN's Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg claimed the Raptors had chose to be "cautious" with the information, given Leonard's sensitivity to the issue in San Antonio . The front office will be able to keep an eye on their 2019 summer free agent target, while he gets to prove if his health is no longer a concern. Meanwhile, the Raptors latest acquisition, Leonard, has met with Ujiri and general manager Bobby Webster after the team posted a photo welcoming him to the city. (more...)
Moutinho set to become latest Mendes client to join Wolves Moutinho set to become latest Mendes client to join Wolves
- July 24, 2018

Here at The Boot Room , we took a look at one victor and one loser in Moutinho's move to Molineux. Moutinho is expected to become Ruben Neves' midfield partner at Molineux in an impressive coup for the club. If Moutinho arrives, the Midlands outfit will have a potential ideal partnership that they and Neves can reap the rewards of. Wolves took the Championship by storm last season as they won the division. (more...)
Deschamps not surpised by Mbappe performances at the World Cup Deschamps not surpised by Mbappe performances at the World Cup
- July 24, 2018

They didn't excite everyone throughout the knockout stages, but kept on winning. And per ESPN's Jonathan Johnson , France manager Didier Deschamps believes it all has to do with mentality. I was excited to reconnect with teams I hadn't known beforehand, like France, Spain and Nigeria, and to see if Germany was capable of achieving its goal of becoming the first-ever country to win the World Cup consecutively. (more...)
Alex Len Signs With Atlanta Hawks Alex Len Signs With Atlanta Hawks
- July 24, 2018

The Suns drafted center DeAndre Ayton this spring with the No. 1 pick, which made it unlikely that they would try to bring back Len. Over four seasons with Phoenix, Len played in 335 games (140 starts) and averaged 7.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. (more...)
Another domestic violence arrest reportedly surfaces against Ohio State coach Zach Smith
- July 24, 2018

Ohio State has fired receivers coach Zach Smith , who was charged last week with misdemeanor criminal trespass after a dispute with his ex-wife. Zach Smith appeared in court last week for a pre-trial hearing that was rescheduled to August 3. (more...)
Forward Nemanja Bjelica, Kings agree to 3-year deal Forward Nemanja Bjelica, Kings agree to 3-year deal
- July 24, 2018

Bjelica may play some SF after he proved capable a year ago, and he gives the Kings much-needed shooting. But Bjelica changed his mind after talking with Kings general manager Vlade Divac . According to Ferrell's agent, Cervando Tejeda, they will weigh their options first before making a final decision. Even after luring Ferrell and Bjelica, the Kings still could be a factor in the late stages of free agency as they have over $10 million remaining in cap space, easily the largest figure ... (more...)
Ozil announces retirement from German team after Erdogan photo furore Ozil announces retirement from German team after Erdogan photo furore
- July 24, 2018

Since Germany were knocked out in the group stage, Arsenal midfielder Ozil has shouldered heavy criticism for his performances in Russian Federation, with a pre-tournament photograph with Turkish president Recep Erdogan prompting much of the negativity and condemnation of the former Real Madrid player. (more...)
Orders of LeBron James Lakers jerseys spike Orders of LeBron James Lakers jerseys spike
- July 24, 2018

Aside from KCP, none of the players added to the Lakers this offseason are remotely decent perimeter shooters, and considering the Lakers were one of the league's worst three-point shooting teams a year ago, that seems to be less than ideal for pairing with LeBron. (more...)
Francesco Molinari wins Open Championship to become first Italian major champion
- July 24, 2018

All he did at the BMW PGA Championship was go head-to-head with McIlroy in the final round and beat him by two. He still has a chance to win a major this year, with the PGA Championship coming next month. But it was the American's playing partner Molinari who wrote his own script to claim his major breakthrough at the 36th time of asking. However, in a reflection of his final nine holes, the birdie putt did not drop while Molinari's did and it was the Italian who pumped his fist and Woods ... (more...)
Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki To Set This NBA Record With Reported New Contract Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki To Set This NBA Record With Reported New Contract
- July 24, 2018

Nowitzki will return to the Mavs for a record-setting 21st season and will pass Kobe Bryant as the National Basketball Association player with the longest consecutive tenure with one team. The Mavericks didn't publicize the details of Dirk's contract, but its been widely reported by National Basketball Association writers as a one-year deal worth $5 million. (more...)
Malcom to Roma deal HIJACKED by La Liga giants Malcom to Roma deal HIJACKED by La Liga giants
- July 24, 2018

But he will now move to Serie A pending a medical and agreeing personal terms. A tweet from Bordeaux confirmed that Malcom is likely to leave the club for AS Roma in the coming days after the Italian club reached an agreement with them over a fee. (more...)
Thomas plays down abuse claims after liquid thrown at Froome Thomas plays down abuse claims after liquid thrown at Froome
- July 24, 2018

Brailsford said Sky would consider taking further action against Moscon after the Tour concludes next weekend. Sky's dominance of the Tour has been reminiscent of disgraced American Lance Armstrong's U.S. "At the end of the day, it's the legs of the riders that will decide". "You would have to ask the public, and maybe it's a reflection of the way we're perceived in the French media". (more...)
Bayern chief Hoeness slams 's**t for years' Ozil and his fans Bayern chief Hoeness slams 's**t for years' Ozil and his fans
- July 24, 2018

The 29-year-old has removed himself from consideration for future duty with Die Mannschaft in the wake of "the treatment received from the DFB" before, during and after Russian Federation 2018, with DFB president Reinhard Grindel accused of racism . (more...)
New Zealand beat England in final New Zealand beat England in final
- July 24, 2018

The Black Ferns side clinched the women's title on Saturday (local time) with a 29-0 victory over France. Head coach Dalziel said: "I'm really pleased that in the last game we calmed down a bit and played our game". I am delighted with the way that the guys performed right the way through the tournament. "Both men and women train in same place and they put pressure on us by winning their final". (more...)
Steve Bruce admits Aston Villa have a problem selling players Steve Bruce admits Aston Villa have a problem selling players
- July 24, 2018

Villa will be reluctant to lose the England Under-21 worldwide and their financial woes have eased following last week's £55m takeover by Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens . Pochettino is hopeful of securing a deal for Grealish before deadline day. The manager was vague about his player's future when asked, but made it clear that he will not be allowed to go cheaply. (more...)
Team Sky's Gianni Moscon kicked out of Tour for hitting another rider Team Sky's Gianni Moscon kicked out of Tour for hitting another rider
- July 24, 2018

Sky, though, started the race under a cloud. 'As long as there is a Team Sky rider on that top step in Paris, I'm happy, ' he said. "We will address this incident with Gianni once the Tour is complete and decide then if any further action should be taken". (more...)
Tim Tebow needs surgery in another surreal Mets blow Tim Tebow needs surgery in another surreal Mets blow
- July 24, 2018

Don't expect to see Tim Tebow in the major leagues this season. Tebow is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday, Schefter reports. The injury was a tough blow for both the Mets and Tebow as the former Heisman Trophy victor had put together solid numbers with Double-A Binghamton. (more...)

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