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Paul Pogba transfer: Jose Mourinho 'never so happy' with Man Utd star Paul Pogba transfer: Jose Mourinho 'never so happy' with Man Utd star
- August 17, 2018

As always feel free to post your own United and/or Brighton starting XI prediction and match final score prediction. However, United fans can take a positive spin on last year's defeat to Brighton as while they lost 1-0 to that solitary Gross goal they amassed 68% of the possession, and made 666 passes to Brighton's 288, so they will look to emulate those statistics, but ultimately make the most of having the lion's share of possession. (more...)
Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan flying to Italy to complete £2m move to Cagliari Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan flying to Italy to complete £2m move to Cagliari
- August 17, 2018

Ramos had a rather strong response when asked about Klopp's views on the matter. The 32-year-old, who endured a disappointing World Cup this summer with Spain, received wide-ranging criticism following last season's Champions League final, in which his side beat Liverpool to claim their third title in a row. (more...)
Davis Cup reform: Nations vote for 18-team season-ending event Davis Cup reform: Nations vote for 18-team season-ending event
- August 17, 2018

Players will compete for what the ITF says rivals Grand Slam prize money. "Tennis Canada is very pleased the ITF member nations voted to approve the Davis Cup reform program", said Michael Downey, CEO of Tennis Canada. The two possible hosting cities for the first November extravaganza are Lille and Madrid . The ITF outlined the changes in conjunction with Kosmos, a company founded and chaired by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique , who will spend $3 billion (£2.35bn) over 25 ... (more...)
Transfer: Real Madrid ready to offer Chelsea €180m for Hazard Transfer: Real Madrid ready to offer Chelsea €180m for Hazard
- August 17, 2018

However, a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real side hit back when Gareth Bale teed up Karim Benzema to equalise shortly before half-time. It isn't a disastrous result for Los Blancos , although it's certainly not an ideal way to kick off the new season. (more...)
‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at the age of 76 ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at the age of 76
- August 17, 2018

In an interview with Deadline , this morning The Blues Brother director John Landis reflects upon working with Franklin on the film and it's 1998 sequel, the only films she did in her career . My mother was able to meet her on several occasions. Trombley recalls that night as one of the most "magical" in the casino's ten-year history. One of Franklin's rare Canadian appearances came in February 2016 when she performed at Caesars Windsor. (more...)
Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93 Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93
- August 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, was on life support system at the country's premier health institute where he was undergoing treatment for the last nine weeks. "As Foreign Minister, Mr Vajpayee strived to open up ways towards normalisation of relations among neighbouring states and had successfully taken this agenda to the new heights after assuming Office of the Prime Minister", he added. (more...)
Eagles' Nick Foles (shoulder strain) exits vs. Pats Eagles' Nick Foles (shoulder strain) exits vs. Pats
- August 17, 2018

White caught six passes for 61 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown, and also ran for 31 yards in the first half. The Eagles had five penalties for 50 yards in the first quarter - including two for lowering the head to initiate contact and one for hitting a defenceless receiver - and 97 penalty yards in all. (more...)
Unai Emery confirms who will play in goal for Arsenal against Chelsea Unai Emery confirms who will play in goal for Arsenal against Chelsea
- August 17, 2018

The official English Twitter account of German club Bayer Leverkusen, whose former goalkeeper Bernd Leno represents Arsenal starting this season, had a cheeky reply of their own to Cech's gaffe. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva ruined Emery's welcome party as his first game as head coach ended with a loss. "We want to prepare for each match by putting difficulty and demands on the opposition". (more...)
Shastri calls on Indian batsmen to play 'ugly and dirty' Shastri calls on Indian batsmen to play 'ugly and dirty'
- August 17, 2018

There was no fight shown by the Indian batters and yes the conditions were a little hard in both the innings for them, but you don't expect this team to bundle out in literally three days. One thing for sure in this unit, there is no negative bone. "Despite what happened in the last Test match, conditions favoured England but that is no excuse whatsoever. (more...)
John Elway offers misleading statement on Broncos pursuit of Colin Kaepernick John Elway offers misleading statement on Broncos pursuit of Colin Kaepernick
- August 17, 2018

Kaepernick, did in fact have a chance to join Denver in during the 2016 offseason; the Niners and Broncos talked for a couple of weeks about a trade, and reportedly settled on the parameters of the deal. Back in May, Elway gave a deposition for the lawyers of Kaepernick in his collusion case against the NFL . Kaepernick hasn't played in the National Football League since starting 11 games for the 49ers during the 2016 season, during which the 30-year-old began kneeling in protest of ... (more...)
Fox News Mistakenly Uses Patti LaBelle Photo in Aretha Franklin Tribute
- August 17, 2018

She had her second child two years later at 14 while she was on a gospel music tour with her father. Following Franklin's death , Diana Ross simply wrote on Twitter: "I'm sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin ". (more...)
Pep Guardiola has revolutionised how Manchester City players are fined Pep Guardiola has revolutionised how Manchester City players are fined
- August 17, 2018

Reports had claimed that De Bruyne could now miss the remainder of the season, but his agent Patrick De Koster has said that the injury is similar to the one that the Belgian suffered in 2016. His loss will be a major blow to Pep Guardiola after helping City to a record-breaking 100 points last season on the way to the title. City, who began their title defence with a 2-0 victory at Arsenal , next play Huddersfield at home on Sunday. (more...)
Roger Federer challenges Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal ahead of US Open Roger Federer challenges Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal ahead of US Open
- August 17, 2018

Williams opened with a straight-set victory against Daria Gavrilova . The former world No 1 raced to victory in the opening round, but despite playing some of her best tennis of late she could not replicate the same result to advance to the last 16. (more...)
Virgil Abloh Collaborates With Nike and Serena Williams Virgil Abloh Collaborates With Nike and Serena Williams
- August 17, 2018

Because performance was top of mind, the dress also accommodates athletic movement, boasting a supportive mesh fit that hugs her body and material to keep her cool during summertime in the city. All of the clothing, including her $500 dress and $900 jacket, will be available at select Nike locations later this month, according to Vogue . (more...)
Schalke not interested in Tottenhams Rose or Chelseas Ruben Loftus-Cheek Schalke not interested in Tottenhams Rose or Chelseas Ruben Loftus-Cheek
- August 17, 2018

Schalke will apparently try and sign Loftus-Cheek this summer, but Tiemoue Bakayoko's loan move to AC Milan has seemingly opened up some space in the Chelsea FC squad and that could mean that the England star ends up staying at the west London club this term. (more...)
Tottenham put off opening of new stadium Tottenham put off opening of new stadium
- August 17, 2018

Having stolen the advantage in the first half, the youngsters found themselves down 3-1 just ten minutes into the second period. The delay represents another setback this summer for Tottenham , after the North London side were unable to seal any new signings before the transfer window closed on the eve of the new season last week. (more...)
Video Of This Zion Williamson Dunk Will Have Duke Fans Drooling Video Of This Zion Williamson Dunk Will Have Duke Fans Drooling
- August 17, 2018

The five-star prospect was rated as the No. 1 power forward in the nation and the top player in the state of SC. Then, as he does, Williamson rocked everyone in the gym by actually taking off from the free-throw line and slamming it home. (more...)
Kasey Kahne to retire from full-time NASCAR racing after 2018 season Kasey Kahne to retire from full-time NASCAR racing after 2018 season
- August 16, 2018

Just 24 hours earlier, fellow NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler shocked fans when he announced his retirement from full-time racing, also at the conclusion of the 2018 season. I've had a great career in racing and met so many wonderful people and fans along the way, some that I'll remain in touch with for life. Kahne won 18 races at NASCAR's highest level with some notables including three Coca-Cola 600s and his last win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2017. (more...)
Jimmie Ward and DeAndre Hopkins fight at 49ers-Texans joint practice Jimmie Ward and DeAndre Hopkins fight at 49ers-Texans joint practice
- August 16, 2018

As the two lined up for a rep during one-on-one drills, they jostled off the line of scrimmage. Hopkins wasn't happy that Ward knocked his helmet off, and then went to knock the ball out of his hands after making the catch. Several Texans and Niners players then jumped in to break up the fight. Hopkins was subsequently removed from practice altogether. "Ward has remained on the field, but is just running on the side and is no longer practicing". (more...)
Braves (Understandably) Furious Over Ronald Acuna’s Nasty Hit-By-Pitch Braves (Understandably) Furious Over Ronald Acuna’s Nasty Hit-By-Pitch
- August 16, 2018

A CT scan performed Wednesday night on Ronald Acuna Jr .'s left elbow came back normal and the rookie outfielder is considered day-to-day, the Atlanta Braves announced Thursday. There was no immediate update on Acuna's apparent injury. Starlin Castro led off Miami's fourth with his 10th homer into the seats in right field. (more...)
Boring Co to dig 'Dugout Loop' for Dodger Stadium Boring Co to dig 'Dugout Loop' for Dodger Stadium
- August 16, 2018

Now the project must clear public hearings and the city council. This ride would be nothing like your typical subway trip: Loopers could book their tickets in advance, through an app-based reservation system that's similar to what's used to purchase theater tickets, or buy them over the phone or in person for a given time (say, 5:45 p.m. (more...)
La Liga announces plans to play regular season games La Liga announces plans to play regular season games
- August 16, 2018

La Liga North America hopes to simultaneously break ground by playing competitive games overseas and follow the footsteps of giants, like the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, which have played regular-season games in foreign countries for over a decade. (more...)
Petr Cech will start for Arsenal against Chelsea, Unai Emery confirms Petr Cech will start for Arsenal against Chelsea, Unai Emery confirms
- August 16, 2018

Cech, 36, insisted he is comfortable with a new style of play under Emery which places an emphasis on playing out from the back. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech called Bayer Leverkusen "sad" after the German side appeared to mock him on Twitter. (more...)
Sabalenka scores Pliskova upset in Cincinnati second round
- August 16, 2018

Williams, who made the Wimbledon final last month but withdrew from last week's Rogers Cup in Montreal for personal reasons, cracked eight aces and was never broken as she dispatched the 24-year-old Australian. "That's why you have such a good, exciting draw", Federer said before Murray's match was over. "I'm getting there, and I'm going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully I'll start winning more matches". (more...)
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey rips NFL QBs Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey rips NFL QBs
- August 16, 2018

Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey left a trail of destruction in his wake Wednesday when he roasted a host of quarterbacks from around the league in an in-depth interview with GQ . Big arm, supposedly. I don't see it, personally. Ramsey is basically saying what many think about Allen. Ramsey emerged as an elite cornerback last season with an All-Pro campaign, and he's clearly in mid-season form as far as his trash talking goes. (more...)
France top new-style Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, Germany slump to 15th France top new-style Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, Germany slump to 15th
- August 16, 2018

Bafana haven't moved in this month's rankings and remain 74th - below Syria and above China - although will get the chance to improve their position in the next few months as they oplay out a handful of African Cup of Nations qualifiers. One such team that did not even manage to qualify for the knockout rounds of the tournament in Russian Federation is Germany , who have dropped to 15th in the rankings, falling a staggering 14 places after crashing out of a group containing Mexico, Sweden , ... (more...)
The League games will be broadcast in Facebook The League games will be broadcast in Facebook
- August 16, 2018

La Liga is Spain's top soccer league. The three-season deal commences with the 2018/19 campaign kicking off on August 17. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India , Nepal, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will have free Liga content, albeit at the expense of a television feed. (more...)
Manchester United confident goalkeeper David de Gea will sign new deal Manchester United confident goalkeeper David de Gea will sign new deal
- August 16, 2018

Sport is reporting that the Red Devils are hopeful of getting the Spain global to commit to a new long-term contract as they look to secure the future of the talented goalkeeper. His current deal expires next June, although the club have the option to extend it by a further 12 months as it stands, and the report suggests that United will look to formalise their offer within the next few weeks. (more...)
Cleveland Browns Hard Knocks, episode 2: 5 things we learned Cleveland Browns Hard Knocks, episode 2: 5 things we learned
- August 16, 2018

The editing of the episode doesn't make it entirely clear whether the truth on which Jackson relies is that it wasn't Callaway's weed or that Callaway didn't know the weed was in the auto. Dorsey started off by saying he was "a little disappointed" as was Jackson and then told Callaway to "explain to us the whole situation" in the meeting. (more...)
England worldwide Danny Cipriani charged with nightclub assault England worldwide Danny Cipriani charged with nightclub assault
- August 16, 2018

Gloucester's Danny Cipriani was confirmed to have been arrested by police in Jersey following an incident in a nightclub last night . The incident is believed to have occurred at a venue connected to The Royal Yacht hotel in Mulcaster Street in the island's capital, St Helier. (more...)

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