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Frampton set for Warrington after dominating Jackson Frampton set for Warrington after dominating Jackson
- August 22, 2018

He could have answered: "Well, actually I am the fight,", but he's happy to fly under the radar knowing that if he shocks a packed Windsor Park tonight he'll be recognised wherever he goes. The 33 year-old has not been content to simply play the plucky underdog, but from the fight announcement went on something of a verbal assault, initially claiming everything Frampton does is "OK, but nothing great", while subsequent comments have suggested the North Belfast man is in decline. (more...)
Canadian Indycar driver involved in violent crash Canadian Indycar driver involved in violent crash
- August 22, 2018

It was a massive shunt at Pocono yesterday that left 29-year-old IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens injured but fortunately alive. The race was delayed almost two hours and only eight laps in the 500-mile race had been completed because of Wickens' crash and another accident right before green. (more...)
Morata becomes latest Chelsea player to praise Sarri's style Morata becomes latest Chelsea player to praise Sarri's style
- August 22, 2018

Intriguingly, one of the latest reports by Metro has stated that Arsenal's players, including Ramsey, were left stunned after the former Paris Saint-Germain boss dropped the Welsh global on the bench against Chelsea on Saturday. Sarri also improved Napoli defensively but warned that his Chelsea players could only achieve similar solidity if they commited totally to his style. (more...)
Yeng Guiao to steer Gilas' ship in World Cup Qualifiers second round Yeng Guiao to steer Gilas' ship in World Cup Qualifiers second round
- August 22, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers' scoring guard Jordan Clarkson looks set to finally make his Asian Games debut for the Philippines basketball team on Tuesday. The Philippines took an 80-77 edge after a fearless drive by Stanley Pringle with only 1:23 left before China, behind Zhao Rui, rallied and ended the game on a 5-0 spurt. (more...)
Ton-up Kohli piles on agony for England in third Test Ton-up Kohli piles on agony for England in third Test
- August 22, 2018

Only four teams have scored more than 400 to win a test, West Indies' 418 to beat Australia in 2003 being the highest . Pujara was 56 not out and India captain Kohli , who made 97 in the first innings, 54 not out. He almost got out to James Anderson when his edged drive off an outswinger from the England medium-pacer, armed with the new ball, burst through Keaton Jennings's hands in the gully. (more...)
Baby blessing: Couple brings Asian Games to life with fourth child Baby blessing: Couple brings Asian Games to life with fourth child
- August 22, 2018

In the 2014 edition of Asian Games , India finished at eighth spot in the medals tally in Incheon and will look to better that record this time . Meanwhile, if you are looking to catch the live streaming of Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony, then you will find all the details below. (more...)
Richie Incognito in custody after allegedly threatening funeral-home workers Richie Incognito in custody after allegedly threatening funeral-home workers
- August 21, 2018

According to a 911 call obtained by TMZ , Incognito became furious at the employees of the funeral home and was "out of control" and threatened "to kill someone". Incognito is still, reportedly, in custody at this time. TMZ and PFT said Incognito did have weapons in his vehicle, and they were impounded. Two days after being released by the Bills, Incognito was taken into custody after a disturbance at a Boca Raton, Florida, gym during which police believed Incognito to be in an " altered, ... (more...)
Nationals won't trade Harper; Dodgers were mystery team Nationals won't trade Harper; Dodgers were mystery team
- August 21, 2018

According to the Washington Post , Harper has also been claimed by an unnamed team on revocable waivers. Carpenter was quick to welcome Adams back to the team on Tuesday, joking he would "bathe" his former teammate in salsa. The 29-year-old Adams is slashing.257/.332/.510 with 18 home runs. For Adams, the Cardinals are sending $50,000 to Washington. Meanwhile, outfield Dexter Fowler was moved from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. (more...)
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nobody thinks about Virgil van Dijk's price tag now Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nobody thinks about Virgil van Dijk's price tag now
- August 21, 2018

It felt like a game Liverpool teams of years past would have folded in whether it be blundering in defense or giving up a penalty it just felt like a very easy game to lose. The Premier League remains the only major, top-flight division in European football in which VAR will not contribute to the refereeing of matches, but despite his sense of injustice Milivojevic said: "I do not want VAR in this league". (more...)
Alonso Open to Explore Areas Outside F1 Driving Alonso Open to Explore Areas Outside F1 Driving
- August 21, 2018

Following nearly two decades in the sport, Alonso will be finally leaving McLaren at the end of the year to pursue other racing opportunities outside of Formula 1 . In fact, what we talk about more in Formula 1 is off-track. "I had a lot of fun at the Indy 500 a year ago, but I have not driven that auto with normal settings on a normal circuit". (more...)
Adrian Peterson set to sign with Washington Adrian Peterson set to sign with Washington
- August 21, 2018

The Redskins suddenly find themselves short-handed in the backfield after losing Derrius Guice , Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall to injuries in the first two preseason games. That necessitated signing Peterson and Smith, though coach Jay Gruden gave Kelley a vote of confidence on Sunday. Peterson, now on his fourth team, has only 601 rushing yards and two touchdowns since rushing for over 1,400 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015 with the Vikings . (more...)
Arsenal legend wants new signing to be in the starting lineup Arsenal legend wants new signing to be in the starting lineup
- August 21, 2018

Many of us have been hoping that Emery can improve our players after too many years of Wenger's instructions, and maybe Iwobi is only the first example of that starting to happen. "It's not been easy, but sometimes that's the way it is and you learn the hard way", he added. The aggression and pace in attack certainly looks promising, if still rough around the edges, while young midfield Matteo Guendouzi has caught the eye having taken a huge step up from Ligue 2 to the Premier League . (more...)
Injured Man City goalkeeper could miss entire season Injured Man City goalkeeper could miss entire season
- August 21, 2018

No timescale has yet been put on the 35-year-old's return and he will now travel to Barcelona for specialist assessment later in the week. It's nowhere near as detrimental as Kevin De Bruyne's injury lay-off but Manchester City have reportedly been hit with another injury blow today. (more...)
Senegal's Mane seals Liverpool win: Salah proves to be the difference
- August 21, 2018

It's obvious. Quality costs a specific price, it's with cars like that, with a lot of things like that and with players well, that's why we paid it [the fee for Van Dijk]", he said to the club's official website. "But it was not a brilliant football game from us". But Salah has won it and we've seen it time and time again. That's good - a big step for us. (more...)
Sarri: Chelsea Experienced Horrible 15-Minute Spell Against Arsenal Sarri: Chelsea Experienced Horrible 15-Minute Spell Against Arsenal
- August 21, 2018

There have been reports that Kante could soon be made one of the club's highest earners following his terrific performances for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which attracted interest from the likes of Real and FC Barcelona. He said: "I'm going to stop". He held onto the ball well in hard spaces and linked up nicely with Eden Hazard on a number of occasions, helping Chelsea back into the game having been brought onto the field with half an hour to go. (more...)
Nun's awesome first pitch before White Sox game Nun's awesome first pitch before White Sox game
- August 21, 2018

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito was on the receiving end of Sobiek's strike and was impressed with what he saw from the righty. He added, "She stepped back at about 45 feet, and threw a bullet". According to a 2008 profile in the Times of Northwest Indiana , she has also played and coached volleyball and is a "self-proclaimed tomboy". She was a shortstop and centerfielder for her college softball team and says "as an athlete, I was all in". (more...)
Pep Guardiola Responds To Jose Mourinho's 'Disrespect' Accusation Pep Guardiola Responds To Jose Mourinho's 'Disrespect' Accusation
- August 21, 2018

He may have missed City's title celebrations in Manchester on that Monday night, but he had everything he wanted in the palm of his hands. Yet the 24-year-old, who was particularly impressive in Sunday's 6-1 defeat of Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium, is heeding his manager's view that he should cut back on usage. (more...)
King Kohli reigns over England in third Test
- August 21, 2018

Earlier, starting at the overnight score of 124 for 2, India had flawless conditions for batting on a humid and warm day and Kohli and Pujara looked to grind and play for time with no hurry whatsoever. He was confident that a a big score was round the corner. "I missed out on a hundred but I am pleased to get 72". That means England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker is on a hat-trick when he next bowls in this match. (more...)
Man Utd midfielder Pogba quiet on Mourinho dressing room talk Man Utd midfielder Pogba quiet on Mourinho dressing room talk
- August 21, 2018

Although they would have funded a world-record move for France centre-half Raphael Varane had Real Madrid been willing to sell, they were not prepared to do the same for Leicester's Harry Maguire. "Don´t expect me to speak with you about it because you and your colleagues were really critical when in previous seasons I was too honest, too open analysing players performances", added Mourinho . (more...)
No. 1 Alabama Tops Preseason Top 25 for Third Consecutive Year No. 1 Alabama Tops Preseason Top 25 for Third Consecutive Year
- August 21, 2018

Saban has a decision to make at the QB position, as the Crimson Tide now have two studs on the roster; Tua Tagovailoa, who won the College Football Playoff championship game for Bama with a second-half comeback and overtime touchdown pass, and Jalen Hurts, who has led the Tide to the national title game in each of his two seasons as a starter. (more...)
Newcastle's Kenedy escapes a red card for blatant kick at Víctor Camarasa Newcastle's Kenedy escapes a red card for blatant kick at Víctor Camarasa
- August 21, 2018

Newcastle, though, should have snatched the spoils despite being largely on the back foot against a blunt Cardiff attack when the 96th minute penalty was awarded after a cross was blocked in the area by Sean Morrison's arm. The reality of the crude hack on Camarasa - somehow missed by the referee Craig Pawson - is that Kenedy is very likely to be given a three-game suspension. (more...)
Bills rookie QB Allen takes first-team reps Bills rookie QB Allen takes first-team reps
- August 21, 2018

If McCarron has to miss the rest of preseason, it could hand the job firmly to Peterman or give rookie Josh Allen a better chance to take the starting reins. Head coach Sean McDermott said earlier today that he and general manager Brandon Beane have already discussed the idea of bringing in a fourth quarterback for insurance purposes for at least the rest of the preseason. (more...)
Alvaro Morata Admits He Struggled To Adapt To Antonio Conte's Chelsea Gameplan Alvaro Morata Admits He Struggled To Adapt To Antonio Conte's Chelsea Gameplan
- August 21, 2018

The compliment was particularly unwelcome for Morata given that he had been tasked with replacing Diego Costa, that most alpha-male of centre-forwards: ruthless, rugged and absolutely not the type of man a father would want to see with his little girl. (more...)
Adrian Peterson Signs With The Washington Redskins Adrian Peterson Signs With The Washington Redskins
- August 21, 2018

Peterson was named a first-team All-Pro four times during his time with Minnesota. But after working out for the Redskins on Monday , "AP" is coming to D.C . Perine is not expected to miss much time, while Marshall might be able to return within four weeks. They also have Kapri Bibbs , who is fighting for a roster spot. (more...)
UCF ranked No. 21 in preseason AP top 25 poll UCF ranked No. 21 in preseason AP top 25 poll
- August 20, 2018

Staff editor Matt Brown is in his second year on the AP Top 25 panel. OU's all-time average preseason AP rank is 6.7, best in the nation (Michigan is second at 7.4). The Crimson Tide has now been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll at least once in the last 11 seasons, the longest such streak in the history of the wire service's rankings. (more...)
Namibia win Rugby Africa Gold Cup to secure World Cup berth Namibia win Rugby Africa Gold Cup to secure World Cup berth
- August 20, 2018

Namibia have picked up bonus point wins in all their four victories where they have managed to dot down 45 tries, 34 of them converted and scored two penalties for a high score of 294 points thus far. And Kenyan head coach, Ian Snook , believes his men have the capacity to stun the Namibians in a Windhoek showdown that is likely to draw a capacity crowd. (more...)
Messi Misses Out As UEFA Reveal Nominees For Player Of The Year Messi Misses Out As UEFA Reveal Nominees For Player Of The Year
- August 20, 2018

The Liverpool forward is joined on the list by World Cup finalist Luka Modric and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo , both of whom were part of Real Madrid's Champions League final victory in May. Other players who could consider themselves unfortunate not to have made the list include World Cup victor Kylian Mbappe and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, with their lack of success in the Champions League again possibly a factor. (more...)
Chicago Nun Throws Epic First Pitch At White Sox Game
- August 20, 2018

Once on the rubber, the graduate of Cathedral High School in St. Cloud bounced the ball off her arm before coming to a set position and letting loose with a curveball. The sports world now has another Chicago nun to celebrate. I was like, 'OK, she looks like she can play a little bit, ' so we started talking to her. (more...)
Federer sets up finals clash with Djokovic Federer sets up finals clash with Djokovic
- August 20, 2018

She has never won a Cincinnati title. "Thank you for letting me win once in Cincinnati ", he told Federer as they stood on court for the trophy presentation. Federer's game was off - 28 unforced errors - and Djokovic took full advantage. "I'm exhausted. I'm going to recover for tomorrow and hopefully be in better shape". (more...)
Novak Djokovic makes history with Cincinnati Masters victory over Roger Federer Novak Djokovic makes history with Cincinnati Masters victory over Roger Federer
- August 20, 2018

Novak Djokovic has broken new ground in tennis history after dispatching Roger Federer to win the Cincinnati Open. Federer was given a warning after venting his fury following that rare air shot and Djokovic served out the set in 37 minutes after losing just four points on serve. (more...)

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