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Forget World Cup, I want Bledisloe, says Genia Forget World Cup, I want Bledisloe, says Genia
- August 16, 2018

While New Zealand blew Australia away in the first half of last year's Bledisloe opener, Hansen suggested the Wallabies would benefit from having a trial just over two weeks out from Saturday's game. He believes Reece Hodge is likely to wear the Wallabies No.13 jersey next weekend, but turned cagy when asked if that was a channel his team could exploit, given the Rebels utility hasn't started a Test in that position. (more...)
Independence Day 2018: Google honours India with a special doodle Independence Day 2018: Google honours India with a special doodle
- August 16, 2018

Speaking to the media after laying floral wreath and offering fateha at the Quaid's mazar, Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazalur Rehman said the father of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, had a dream to make Pakistan a welfare state. (more...)
Kobe's $6M investment in BodyArmor now worth $200M Kobe's $6M investment in BodyArmor now worth $200M
- August 16, 2018

This is the second time Repole has sold a company to Coca-Cola. BodyArmor is reportedly expected to make $400 million in revenue in 2018, with an overall value that could reach upwards of $2 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Maloney and Cara Lombardo . (more...)
WNBA star Lindsay Whalen will retire from playing to focus on coaching WNBA star Lindsay Whalen will retire from playing to focus on coaching
- August 16, 2018

It doesn't come as a complete surprise considering Whalen has been pulling double duty as she accepted the University of Minnesota Head Women's Basketball Coach position earlier this year . The Lynx were playing at Williams while Target Center was being renovated, and it was the flawless venue for Whalen. She ranks third on the WNBA's all-time assists list, trailing only Sue Bird and Ticha Penicheiro. (more...)
Hundley-vs.-Puig confrontation leads to cleared benches during Giants-Dodgers game Hundley-vs.-Puig confrontation leads to cleared benches during Giants-Dodgers game
- August 16, 2018

Hundley took umbrage against what Puig said and confronted his opponent. The two players started jawing, and then came the fireworks. The LA outfielder responded, and when Hundley stood up to continue the conversation, Puig shoved Hundley twice in the chest. (more...)
Chicago Bears Sign Georgia Great Roquan Smith; Contract Details Chicago Bears Sign Georgia Great Roquan Smith; Contract Details
- August 16, 2018

Roquan Smith is no longer the Rogue One. New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, the third overall pick, held out briefly before signing his deal and reporting on July 31. They did not say in a release late Monday night that he has signed. The Bears drafted Smith eighth overall in April. Smith missed all of training camp, but the deal is likely to be finalized in time for him to join the team for its joint practices against the Broncos beginning Wednesday in Englewood, Colo. (more...)
Cubs’ Ben Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robo-umps Cubs’ Ben Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robo-umps
- August 15, 2018

That's when Cuzzi decided he had heard enough from Zobrist and ejected him. "I felt like I knew the zone right there, and I felt like the at-bat was taken away from me", he said. "I just basically said, "That's why we want an electronic strike zone" and that's what obviously got me tossed", Zobrist told reporters after his first career ejection, per Josh Frydman of WGN News . (more...)
Man United signing gives Jose Mourinho injury boost ahead of Brighton clash Man United signing gives Jose Mourinho injury boost ahead of Brighton clash
- August 15, 2018

Zinedine Zidane wants to return to football club management and has reportedly set his sights on the Premier League and Manchester United . Zidane was linked with the France manager's job but Didier Deschamps chose to continue in the role following their World Cup triumph. (more...)
Donald Trump 'mispronounced Nepal as Donald Trump 'mispronounced Nepal as "nipple"' ahead of meeting Indian PM
- August 15, 2018

Reports about Trump claiming to play a matchmaker to the Indian leader comes at a time when the Modi government is awaiting a response from the White House over its invitation to the US President to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade on January 26 next year. (more...)
Man City midfielder De Bruyne: Bernardo form set up by big preseason
- August 15, 2018

He missed pre-season with City as well as the Community Shield clash with Chelsea , though he did feature for half an hour against Arsenal . It is understood that De Bruyne tore the lateral ligament in his right knee during training today. (more...)
Kevin De Bruyne suffers knee injury in Manchester City training
- August 15, 2018

Rumours started with publication City Watch and the news was eventually confirmed by the club itself. De Bruyne suffered lateral knee ligament damage in 2016 after catching studs in the Etihad pitch against Everton and missed nearly 10 weeks of action. (more...)
Tevez relishing Lionel Messi reunion in Barcelona Tevez relishing Lionel Messi reunion in Barcelona
- August 15, 2018

Boca Juniors last played the Catalan side in 2008, but Messi couldn't take part them because he was at the Olympic Games, even if Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets did play. "Argentine football has to have a structure and I don't know about what the new president wants". "A lot of people don't know Messi ". But Stoichkov warned: "I am not in favour of changing many things, first of all, you have to know what model you want in Argentine football, if you want to depend on Messi or ... (more...)
Champions League title not vital for Man City success -De Bruyne
- August 15, 2018

Despite having a lot strength in depth in the squad, De Bruyne is arguably the club's best player and an extended absence would have an impact on the team. That led to him returning to training later than most of his teammates and he was used as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Arsenal at the weekend. It is worth noting, however, that he will likely miss at least two of City's Champions League group matches. (more...)
N'Golo Kante ready to 'sacrifice' to keep surprise new Chelsea role N'Golo Kante ready to 'sacrifice' to keep surprise new Chelsea role
- August 15, 2018

Conte also banned a wide selection of foods in the training ground canteen and also in hotels when the club travelled for away games. Metro is reporting that the 31-year-old midfielder is still struggling with the same knee injury which caused him to miss Chelsea FC's 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane 'keen on replacing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United' Zinedine Zidane 'keen on replacing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United'
- August 15, 2018

Having won the UEFA Champions League thrice and the LaLiga title in two and half seasons at the Spanish giants, the 46-year-old has been touted as the ideal candidate to lead a new project at the Red Devils . Mourinho, however, has been at odds with United's hierarchy this summer over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window got shut last Thursday. (more...)
Stefanos Tsitsipas falls at first hurdle in Cincinnati
- August 15, 2018

You know, there is only so much you can do before you have to, you know, I guess, get surgery or something like that. And he's made no secret of his "big goal": to win the US Open. "I'm getting there, and I'm going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully I'll start winning more matches". "I'm still at the very beginning". (more...)
Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid gets it first test Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid gets it first test
- August 15, 2018

Speaking at the pregame news conference at the Lillekula Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia, the new Blancos boss said he knew Atletico were "experts" in such games, but was certain his side would be able to match their neighbours "physically, tactically, mentally" and come out on top. (more...)
How Marcelo reacted when Sergio Ramos mocked Jurgen Klopp's record in finals How Marcelo reacted when Sergio Ramos mocked Jurgen Klopp's record in finals
- August 15, 2018

He said: "I already gave my opinion and I reiterate again, it is not intentional". "If Jurgen Klopp wants to make it a reason to lose, this is not the first final he has lost". Neither Klopp or Ramos have anything to gain from their remarks and everyone else has moved on from what happened in the final. It was the sixth time Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund boss, had lost in seven finals contested as a manager. (more...)
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League Live Streaming Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League Live Streaming
- August 15, 2018

All the squad and all the players will have the possibility to play", he said. Kane has now played nearly 1,000 minutes of Premier League football in August, leading many to question why anyone would select Kane before September rolls around. (more...)
Fernando Alonso quits F1 after 17-year career Fernando Alonso quits F1 after 17-year career
- August 15, 2018

After becoming one of his team's main drivers in 2003, Alonso won the 2005 Formula One World Drivers' Championship at age 24, becoming the youngest world champion ever. "There is a time for everyone to make a change and Fernando has decided the end of this season to be his", McLaren Chief Executive Zak Brown said. Earlier this year he won the Le Mans 24 Hours behind the wheel of a Toyota LMP1 vehicle, and has previously raced at the Indy 500. (more...)
Scrutinized Maryland takes blame for football player's death Scrutinized Maryland takes blame for football player's death
- August 15, 2018

The university suspended coach DJ Durkin , who was the head coach when McNair died. Head trainer Wes Robinson and Steve Nordwall, an assistant athletic director for training, were placed on administrative leave by Maryland last week. And that ultimately the athletic training staff "basically misdiagnosed the situation". "We will not tolerate any behavior from any employee within Maryland athletics that is detrimental to the mental or physical being of our student-athletes", Evans said. (more...)
PD: Former ASU basketball star James Harden linked to Scottsdale nightclub incident PD: Former ASU basketball star James Harden linked to Scottsdale nightclub incident
- August 14, 2018

The footage is grainy at best, but there is a bearded man that can be seen (TMZ kindly pauses the video and points an arrow at him) and the phone definitely gets launched onto the roof. She later told the celebrity website that that someone from Harden's entourage offered to pay her $200 for the phone and that Harden himself gave her $300, covering the cost of the phone. (more...)
U.S. confirms Ryder Cup eight but door still open for Tiger U.S. confirms Ryder Cup eight but door still open for Tiger
- August 14, 2018

As captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Jim Furyk has four at-large picks to make for the 12-player squad that will compete against European golfers September 28-30 outside Paris. "That's what we're allowed and I see a lot of value in having all five there". I didn't know how many tournaments I would play this year, or if I would even play. (more...)
Bud Light Installs ‘Victory Fridges’ For When Cleveland Browns Win A Game Bud Light Installs ‘Victory Fridges’ For When Cleveland Browns Win A Game
- August 14, 2018

They've teamed up with ten Cleveland bars to install "Victory Fridges " full of Bud Light that will automatically unlock when the Browns win their first regular season game of the year. Definitely. But that's not quite the point anymore. But only if the Browns can manage an elusive regular-season win. Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. (more...)
Koepka rises to number two, Woods 26th in world rankings Koepka rises to number two, Woods 26th in world rankings
- August 14, 2018

Koepka won back-to-back US Opens, and he's in great position to win the PGA Championship . I think the word he used is "trending". Injuries to his legs and elbow dogged him in the following years, but it was his chronic back trouble that led to some worrying scenes and debate as to whether he could even play again. (more...)
Tiémoué Bakayoko leaves Chelsea for AC Milan on season-long loan deal Tiémoué Bakayoko leaves Chelsea for AC Milan on season-long loan deal
- August 14, 2018

A year ago they finished sixth in Serie A despite the around 200 million euros spent on new players by the disastrous Chinese consortium that bought the club from former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in April 2017. He also demonstrated his ability by converting a lovely penalty on his Premier League debut in the 3-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday. The Italian didn't discuss Bakayoko's potential move after the clash but suggest it would take Chelsea a while to reach their best ... (more...)
Alex Hales 'could have injured men in Ben Stokes street brawl' Alex Hales 'could have injured men in Ben Stokes street brawl'
- August 14, 2018

Stokes is also facing a cricket discipline case which has been put on hold pending the end of criminal proceedings, prompting speculations in the local media that he could also miss the rest of the Test series. Ali was alleged to have used an upturned bottle in the early moments of the fracas, while CCTV footage showed Hale running towards the incident with an iron bar ripped from a traffic sign. (more...)
Liverpool wastes little time in getting its title challenge started Liverpool wastes little time in getting its title challenge started
- August 14, 2018

Jurgen Klopp was not surprised by Naby Keita's impressive Liverpool debut against West Ham , as he always expected the midfielder to settle in quickly at his new club. "So it wasn't going to be easy but it says a lot about the boys and where we're at". They deserved to win. His timing of passing, drawing players towards him before he slips balls in, particularly to the left hand side - I think one led to the first goal. (more...)
Man Utd Striker James Wilson Secures Loan Move to Scottish Side Aberdeen Man Utd Striker James Wilson Secures Loan Move to Scottish Side Aberdeen
- August 14, 2018

A graduate of the United academy, 6ft tall Wilson burst onto the scene with two goals against Hull City in his first-team debut on May 2014. The former England Under-21 global, who scored regularly for United's U23s last season, has had loan spells at Brighton and Derby and scored once in two games during a short spell at Sheffield United last term. (more...)
Barca win Spanish Super Cup after late penalty save Barca win Spanish Super Cup after late penalty save
- August 14, 2018

Sevilla said they could file a complaint if Barca name an "improper lineup" in Tangier. The video assistant referee (VAR) was used for the first time in Spanish football on Sunday to award midfielder Pablo Sarabia with Sevilla's opening goal against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup . (more...)

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