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Hazard ready to start for Chelsea - Sarri Hazard ready to start for Chelsea - Sarri
- August 25, 2018

Loftus-Cheek was nowhere to be seen as Chelsea took on Arsenal , which sparked rumours that he could be set to leave the club on loan before the end of the European transfer window. "But I think, like Eden, Mateo is ready to play for 60 or 65 minutes". These defensive lapses have not been enough to boring Sarri's optimism that his players will adapt to his ideas, though he warned he will not be able to change his system in the manner that predecessor Antonio Conte did when he made a ... (more...)
Why Pep Guardiola has dropped Leroy Sane Why Pep Guardiola has dropped Leroy Sane
- August 25, 2018

They will look to bounce back this weekend but Manchester City are a tough nut to crack and will be favourites to take all three points. Last season's Premier League Young Player of the Year was one of the few City first-team players not to play at the World Cup after being surprisingly omitted from the Germany squad. (more...)
Koepka earns share of Northern Trust lead, Johnson two back Koepka earns share of Northern Trust lead, Johnson two back
- August 25, 2018

Koepka is now one of the favorites for Player of the Year and could cement that honor if he grabs another win during these FedExCup Playoffs. "Koepka swallowed a bogey at the par-3 11th but got his momentum back with a par-5 birdie at the 13th and then splashed one home from 22'2" at the par-3 15th, for another circle. (more...)
Tyrod Taylor suffered dislocated pinky, Browns 'comfortable and confident' he'll be OK
- August 25, 2018

The third exhibition contest of the season was a big one for a lot of players, as the game usually serves as the dress rehearsal for the regular season. "It's obviously an ongoing debate with the league and the players association and it's still their right to do that", Pederson said. "He needed to be out there playing with them", Jackson said. (more...)
NCAA adopts new evaluation tool to replace RPI NCAA adopts new evaluation tool to replace RPI
- August 25, 2018

Of key importance, game date and order were omitted to give equal importance to both early and late-season games. The NCAA first used the RPI in 1981. "While no ideal rankings exist, using the results of past tournaments will help ensure that the rankings are built on an objective source of truth". NET rankings will be publicly available beginning in late November or early December, and updated daily through Selection Sunday, and then again after the NCAA tournament . (more...)
Palestinian FA head banned after call to burn Messi shirts Palestinian FA head banned after call to burn Messi shirts
- August 25, 2018

Rajoub responded by calling on Palestinian fans to burn pictures of Messi as well as replicas of his shirt should the world-famous athlete choose to visit Israel. Rajoub has headed a Palestinian campaign for Federation Internationale de Football Association to ban Israeli teams who are based in settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are considered illegal under global law. (more...)
NBA Recommends Fantastic Shot Clock Rule Change For 2018-19 Season NBA Recommends Fantastic Shot Clock Rule Change For 2018-19 Season
- August 24, 2018

What would the latest set of rule changes accomplish, and why might the NBA's Board of Governors vote in favour of them? It will be interesting to see if early in the season there are some extra shot clock violations because players aren't used to the shorter reset. (more...)
French Open tightening dress code, nixing Serena's iconic look
- August 24, 2018

In an interview with Tennis Magazine , Giudicelli emphasized that eye-catching, figure-hugging outfits will no longer be allowed at the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. from Wakanda, maybe", she told reporters in May, referring to the movie Black Panther . " I believe we have sometimes gone too far ". "I'm always living in a fantasy world". (more...)
Meeting set on Urban Meyer's future Meeting set on Urban Meyer's future
- August 24, 2018

Meyer fired Smith, a wide receivers coach, on July 23 after domestic abuse allegations surfaced, which included reports of Smith assaulting his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. Ohio State opens the football season on September 1 against Oregon State at home. Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day is serving as acting coach while Meyer is absent. (more...)
Real Madrid Linked With £35m Move To Bring Back Rodriguez Real Madrid Linked With £35m Move To Bring Back Rodriguez
- August 24, 2018

That was the point I realised I wanted to give my all for the club once more. Because of this, the season in which the Dutch worldwide made the most appearances for Bayern came back in 2031/14, when he played just 28 times . I'm looking forward to my future at the club and in Munich. Lewandowski , last season's top-scorer in the Bundesliga with 29 goals in 30 league games , shocked the club in May when his agent Pini Zahavi revealed the Poland star's desire to seek "a new challenge". (more...)
Hugo Lloris Arrested Ahead Of Spurs' Clash With Man United Hugo Lloris Arrested Ahead Of Spurs' Clash With Man United
- August 24, 2018

The Metropolitan Police said Lloris has been released on bail and is due at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 11 September. Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink driving after failing a breathalyser test at 2:30am in central London . (more...)
Manchester United boss turns up early, then stays for just Manchester United boss turns up early, then stays for just
- August 24, 2018

There has been speculation that Mourinho's relationship with United's executive vice-chairman has become strained after key targets failed to arrive during the transfer window. I think difficult, difficult is after the match you lose, is always difficult, especially for people that really care about the job, about being football pro, but after that you think about the next match. (more...)
Chelsea FC still need to convince 22-year-old to stay Chelsea FC still need to convince 22-year-old to stay
- August 24, 2018

But Morata says confidence hasn't been his only issue over the previous year and insists he is now ready to start scoring regularly again. He wants to play. "I have spoken with him twice this week, after I spoke to the club, so I think that Loftus-Cheek will remain with us". 'We can speak again about his situation but only in December'. (more...)
Carson Wentz Injury: Eagles QB Shares Likelihood Of Starting Week 1 Carson Wentz Injury: Eagles QB Shares Likelihood Of Starting Week 1
- August 24, 2018

The Eagles quarterback , coming off an ACL injury that ended his 2017 season after 13 games, got the green light last week to participate in 11-on-11 drills, although he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. With the start of the regular season just under a month away, Carson has been a limited participant in Eagles training camp but has been taking on more of a work load each week. (more...)
Manuel Pellegrini sends message to West Ham fans after Bournemouth walkout Manuel Pellegrini sends message to West Ham fans after Bournemouth walkout
- August 24, 2018

Emery is expecting a different tactical test against the Hammers to the ones posed by City and Chelsea . Unai Emery has hinted at a change of tactics for his side's game against West Ham this weekend. And it's goals that I fancy in this game; both clubs should be full of confidence after the starts they've made to their campaigns, and in recent seasons this fixture has never been short of goals . (more...)
Serena Williams Is This Year's Highest-Earning Female Athlete Serena Williams Is This Year's Highest-Earning Female Athlete
- August 24, 2018

Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at this year's U.S. Open one place below her sister Venus , organizers said on Tuesday. Forbes' list of top-earning female athletes is dominated by tennis players, and as is so often the case among tennis players, Serena Williams stands at the top. (more...)
Damning report casts Meyer, Ohio State in negative light Damning report casts Meyer, Ohio State in negative light
- August 24, 2018

Ohio State has suspended Meyer through Sept. 2 and for the first three games of the season, which are set for Sept. 1 vs. Oregon State, Sept. 8 vs. Rutgers, and Sept. Smith was sacked July 23 after McMurphy reported that his ex-wife, Courtney Smith, filed an order of protection against him in 2015. Question: Why did Urban Meyer never discipline this rogue assistant coach and, in fact, gave Zach Smith huge raises? The Fawcett Center, a football field away across the parking lot, is ... (more...)
James Vince returns to England’s Test squad as Jamie Porter drops out James Vince returns to England’s Test squad as Jamie Porter drops out
- August 24, 2018

Producing a stunning turnaround, the Indian team registered a thumping 203 runs victory over England on the final day of the third Test here at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on Wednesday. And former England batsman Smith added: "James returns to the England set-up in confident form and scoring runs". Ben Stokes who is suffering from a knee niggle is retained in the squad . (more...)
West Ham's Wilshere out to prove Arsenal wrong West Ham's Wilshere out to prove Arsenal wrong
- August 24, 2018

In just 16 appearances in all competitions, the 29-year-old has scored 10 goals , averaging a goal every 0.63 games. We need to win this game against West Ham . "For me what's important is that all the players know how to [use] the ball in each match and that they use the [ball in] the best moment or the best way to attack against the opponents". (more...)
Ricciardo: No bad blood at Red Bull Ricciardo: No bad blood at Red Bull
- August 24, 2018

Asked if he felt the team was starting to gravitate toward Verstappen after the Dutchman signed a significant new deal late past year, Ricciardo replied: "No, is the short answer". "Once I made that decision and pulled the trigger I felt comfortable with it and it feels right for next year". Renault has supplied Red Bull throughout Ricciardo's stint at the team but its failure to deliver the team an engine capable of matching Mercedes and Ferrari has played a huge role in the company's ... (more...)
England batsmen playing like they are touring India: Harbhajan Singh England batsmen playing like they are touring India: Harbhajan Singh
- August 23, 2018

Long considered a white-ball specialist, he broke through England's resistance in the second innings dismissing the centurion Jos Buttler and hastening India's rush to victory with figures of 5 for 85. England were in dire trouble at 62 for four before a stand of 169 between Jos Buttler , whose 106 was his maiden Test century, and Ben Stokes (62) kept India at bay. (more...)
Premier League 'hype' means domestic talent gets missed, says Brighton striker Murray Premier League 'hype' means domestic talent gets missed, says Brighton striker Murray
- August 23, 2018

Kompany was establishing a reputation as one of the best defenders in the English game and his performances in the 2010-11 season were crucial in helping City win the Club's first piece of silverware in 35 years. Kompany joined City from Hamburg on 22 August 2008 for a reported £7.65million and has since won three Premier League titles , three League Cups , an FA Cup and two Community Shields . (more...)
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus changes Mendoza Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus changes Mendoza
- August 23, 2018

Erasmus said he planned to make changes for the return fixture in Mendoza this coming Saturday. Under Heyneke Meyer the Boks took eight Tests to score 16 tries in 2012 and even the reigning World Champion 2008 side under Peter de Villiers needed seven Tests to score 16 or more. (more...)
Kyle Lafferty: Hearts striker 'very close' to Rangers return, says Steven Gerrard Kyle Lafferty: Hearts striker 'very close' to Rangers return, says Steven Gerrard
- August 23, 2018

Steven Gerrard has admitted that it was a no brainer to sign the 30-year-old striker as the player was desperate to rejoin his former club, six years after leaving them. A person that will know how to win and will bring 55 home'. The Northern Ireland worldwide had spent four years at Ibrox, hitting 38 goals and lifting three league titles, and did not disguise his delight at being back in light blue . (more...)
Woods-Mickelson set for pay-per-view Thanksgiving weekend Woods-Mickelson set for pay-per-view Thanksgiving weekend
- August 23, 2018

WarnerMedia says it has secured the rights for a pay-per-view event it is promoting as "The Match". Ahead of the PGA Championship, there were strong rumblings that there was an agreement in place for a $10 million match between the two superstars of the sport and it would take place on Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. (more...)
Simona Halep withdraws from Connecticut Open week before US Open Simona Halep withdraws from Connecticut Open week before US Open
- August 23, 2018

The Romanian had been in line to enter this week's WTA Premier tournament in CT in the second round, but she has pulled out to recover following her hectic schedule. Kvitova won the title here in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and is attempting this year to become the third four-time New Haven champion. While not specifying if she will actually play, Halep said she would travel to CT yesterday. (more...)
Ashton to face RFU hearing over red card Ashton to face RFU hearing over red card
- August 23, 2018

From Poite's report, likely to be submitted today, the Rugby Football Union will decide whether or not to cite Ashton and convene a panel. According to the RFU's table of recommended sanctions, "punching or striking with the hand or arm" carries an entry point of a two-week ban with a mid-range sanction of a six-week suspension. (more...)
Ohio State suspends Urban Meyer for three games after investigation Ohio State suspends Urban Meyer for three games after investigation
- August 23, 2018

The decision was announced exactly three weeks after the university announced that Meyer would be placed on administrative leave while it investigated what he knew about the claims against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith . The Smiths separated in June 2015 and divorced in 2016. As a member of Meyer's staff at Florida in 2009, Zach Smith was also arrested for aggravated battery of his wife, who at the time was two months pregnant. (more...)
Vikings sign ex-Bengals safety Iloka, former Zimmer pupil Vikings sign ex-Bengals safety Iloka, former Zimmer pupil
- August 22, 2018

Now Iloka's former defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer, could add him to the NFL's reigning No. 1 defense. Iloka became a starter in 2013 under Zimmer as the Bengals defense ranked third in yards allowed per game (305.5) and tied for fifth in points allowed per game (19.1). (more...)
Liverpool legend Aldridge: Mourinho WANTS Man Utd to sack him Liverpool legend Aldridge: Mourinho WANTS Man Utd to sack him
- August 22, 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly been involved in a bust-up with club bosses over the future of forward Anthony Martial. In case you didn't know. Therefore, this latest disagreement between the pair is no surprise. Tensions have bubbled just under the surface for much of the summer at Old Trafford, with such issues coming to the fore in the wake of the loss. (more...)

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