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Ryan Giggs backs Jose Mourinho to remain Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs backs Jose Mourinho to remain Manchester United manager
- August 29, 2018

We need to look next week to win and win in a good way. "So you keep trying and keep trying and keep trying". But when Harry Kane broke the deadlock with a free header from a corner early in the second half, United simply capitulated and were hit with a second Spurs goal in as many minutes. (more...)
Aggressive approach helps Pavan hold off a resurgent Harrington Aggressive approach helps Pavan hold off a resurgent Harrington
- August 29, 2018

It's a pity, but I'll settle for this most weeks. The putt on 16 was massive for me. Pavan, whose wife Audra is expecting the birth of the couple's second child, a baby girl, on Wednesday, was suitably chuffed with his win. "It's the first time I'm in this position on the European Tour so it will be good, probably a long day, but I'll just try to keep doing my own thing and not watch him too much". (more...)
Wawrinka, Murray back with a bang Wawrinka, Murray back with a bang
- August 29, 2018

Novak Djokovic engaged "survival mode" as he battled past Marton Fucsovics in brutally hot and humid conditions at the US Open . "He's a great person and great player". Defending champion Sloane Stephens is into the second round of the U.S. Open. The two are longtime friends, even winning the 2015 US Open boys' doubles title together, and Shapovalov stayed with Auger-Aliassime and his family during the 2017 Rogers Cup. (more...)
Tennis star slapped with code violation after changing shirt on court Tennis star slapped with code violation after changing shirt on court
- August 29, 2018

But the chair umpire gave her a warning - despite male players being permitted to change their shirts on court. Twitter user Alissa Warren also said: 'Busted for code violation #alizecornet took 10 sec to turn top right way but #novacdjokovic can sit for minutes half-naked. (more...)
Powerful Star Set For 'Imminent' Free Transfer To Arsenal, Medical Already Complete Powerful Star Set For 'Imminent' Free Transfer To Arsenal, Medical Already Complete
- August 29, 2018

A long and storied stay in England is over for Yaya, despite his preference to remain in the Premier League , and he will continue his career back in Athens, Greece. "Can Yaya go there?" Toure won three Premier League titles, three EFL Cups and an FA Cup across 315 appearances for City, scoring 79 goals, since signing from Barcelona eight years ago. (more...)
Murray battles past Duckworth on Grand Slam return Murray battles past Duckworth on Grand Slam return
- August 29, 2018

Murray will play 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in the second round after he defeated compatriot Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. The 31-year-old told reporters that despite feeling like he "could have moved better", the match was a welcome return to major competition. (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur embarrass Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford Tottenham Hotspur embarrass Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford
- August 29, 2018

It has been 49 years since they collected the ball from their own net so much in their first three games. Sources insisted Woodward and the Glazer family, the club's owners, have given no consideration to replacing Mourinho with Zinedine Zidane despite his availability after his departure from Real Madrid in the summer. (more...)
Toronto's Morales one homer away from history Toronto's Morales one homer away from history
- August 29, 2018

It's said that when Estrada's fastball drops down a couple of ticks, to 86, 87 miles per hour, he gets in trouble, even when he's working it off a good change-up. He was roughed up for two runs in the first inning off back-to-back home runs by Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana . Quinn added to the lead in the fourth, doubling down the first baseline to drive in a pair of runs. (more...)
Alcacer joins Dortmund on loan after Barca struggles Alcacer joins Dortmund on loan after Barca struggles
- August 29, 2018

Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer is on the verge of signing for on loan Borussia Dortmund after undergoing a medical on Tuesday German media reported. The 24-year-old joins the Bundesliga side from FC Barcelona, where he struggled to live up to expectations after joining the Catalan giants for €30 million (R495 million) in August 2016. (more...)
Donald Trump given red card by Federation Internationale de Football Association boss in Oval Office Donald Trump given red card by Federation Internationale de Football Association boss in Oval Office
- August 29, 2018

World football's governing body chief Infantino, in the United States to discuss the 2026 World Cup, first took out the red card and showed it to Trump, to which the president said: "that's very good". "We're going to have a great partnership and it's going to be very special, I look forward to it". Mr Trump will not be in office in 2026, even if he wins a second term, but joked that perhaps his term could be extended. (more...)
Cardinals name Mike Shildt full-time manager Cardinals name Mike Shildt full-time manager
- August 29, 2018

St. Louis has won nine consecutive series. "Mike is a veteran member of the Cardinals organization who has demonstrated strong leadership and coaching traits, formed by his many years of experience in the game, including his 15 years in the Cardinals system". (more...)
Thierry Henry not joining Bordeaux as talks break down Thierry Henry not joining Bordeaux as talks break down
- August 28, 2018

According to Skysources, Henry has concerns over the availability of funds and a lack of clarity over the ownership of the Ligue 1 club - which is presently in takeover negotiations with Miami-based investment fund General American Capital Partners (GACP). (more...)
Real Madrid to hijack Sevilla and re-sign Mariano Diaz from Lyon Real Madrid to hijack Sevilla and re-sign Mariano Diaz from Lyon
- August 28, 2018

Then, Los Blancos agreed to part ways with Mariano for around €8m but included an option to re-sign the striker by matching offers from other clubs. He has not given an answer and we are waiting for his answer. " Sevilla have acted as we had to act". Borja Mayoral was an option but Madrid closed the door on a deal as they didn't have a replacement. (more...)
Titans acquire linebacker Correa, Mariota's teammate at Saint Louis Titans acquire linebacker Correa, Mariota's teammate at Saint Louis
- August 28, 2018

Correa got off to a good start for Baltimore this season. A 2016 second-round pick (42nd overall), Correa struggled to find his place in Baltimore's defense over his first two National Football League seasons. Harbaugh said. "Take it to the next practice, take it to the next game and keep building on it". Correa moved back to outside linebacker this offseason and clearly looked more comfortable. (more...)
Leicester striker Vardy effectively announces England retirement Leicester striker Vardy effectively announces England retirement
- August 28, 2018

A native of Sheffield, Vardy's England career began in 2015 when he exploded for 24 goals in the Premier League as the Foxes captured a shock league title. Southgate will select his first squad since the summer on Thursday but Cahill, who has 61 caps, has ruled himself out for selection - but is open to a return if called upon. (more...)
Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward To Begin Playing 5-On-5 Next Week Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward To Begin Playing 5-On-5 Next Week
- August 28, 2018

Of course, whether Celtics head coach Brad Stevens will be able to seamlessly reintegrate Irving and Hayward into a roster that almost made the NBA Finals last season remains to be seen. I'm only anxious about the Boston Celtics . I'm not anxious about LeBron James , Lakers, Cavaliers. "Kinda control what I can control". We all get love when we win. (more...)
Old friends Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird meet as Storm faces Mercury Old friends Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird meet as Storm faces Mercury
- August 28, 2018

Jones, who was voted last season as the 2017 WNBA Most Improved Player, becomes the first player to win both the Sixth Woman and Most Improved awards. She only scored two points in the period, on free throws. It's going to be hard for Phoenix to sustain the offensive production they've been putting out in the court of a series. (more...)
Serena responds to catsuit ban at French Open Serena responds to catsuit ban at French Open
- August 28, 2018

Additionally, the suit was made to be functional, aiding her with improved circulation and quicker recovery. Nadal said that he saw no reason the tournament couldn't limit what players wear, noting that Wimbledon did the same with its insistence on white. (more...)
Serena Williams wins US Open first-round tie against Magda Linette
- August 28, 2018

The Williams sisters bridged the afternoon and evening sessions on a steamy Arthur Ashe with Venus providing the opening act of the twin bill, grinding out a 6-3 5-7 6-3 victory over another former champion, Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, before handing the stage over to her younger sibling. (more...)
Manchester United troubles intensify as Spurs win 3-0 at Old Trafford Manchester United troubles intensify as Spurs win 3-0 at Old Trafford
- August 28, 2018

Mourinho asked media, holding up three fingers. "What is this also?" Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs manager, insisted the club was taking a courageous decision by not "signing for the sake of signing" and has since overseen three consecutive victories at the start of their Premier League campaign. (more...)
Harry Kane hails Tottenham's statement win over Manchester United
- August 28, 2018

Three Premierships I have won, more Premierships than the other 19 managers put together. However Mourinho's team were bright before the interval as the manager sent out a new 3-3-3-1 shape that had Ander Herrera in a fresh role as the right-sided centre-back. (more...)
Southampton vs. Leicester City - Football Match Report Southampton vs. Leicester City - Football Match Report
- August 28, 2018

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's dismissal for a clumsy dive in the area handed Leicester further impetus, and match-winner Maguire believes the Foxes were worthy victors. He added: "No, no, no: nothing about this, because I have a lot of respect for all the people working at Southampton". 'So I respect that decision, and I just got my head down and got ready to play the season for Leicester'. (more...)
Toronto Announced As Host Of 2019 WWE SummerSlam Week Toronto Announced As Host Of 2019 WWE SummerSlam Week
- August 28, 2018

His Twitter account has been suspended, and Fightful has learned from several readers that Vince Russo contacted Jason Sensation . While it is obviously not a amusing joke, it is good to know that Jason Sensation was not going to commit suicide or harm himself. (more...)
Asian Games: South Korea knocks out Jordan Clarkson, Philippines Asian Games: South Korea knocks out Jordan Clarkson, Philippines
- August 28, 2018

Clarkson had a superb debut against China, tallying 28 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the three-point zone to go along with eight rebounds and four assists. Near the end of the third quarter, Korea took a 64-62 lead before Clarkson's 3-pointer put the Philippines narrowly ahead going into the fourth. Five minutes after the half-hour mark, Hwang found the back of the net again with a thumping 25-yard drive that took a deflection on its way in, after good work by Lee Jin-hyun and Hwang ... (more...)
Wolves gear up for Wembley Wolves gear up for Wembley
- August 28, 2018

The former England global had suffered defeat with both Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants and was on the beaten side once again as Catalans Dragons became the first non-British winners in the competition's 121-year history on Saturday. (more...)
Here’s how Nike responded to the banning of Serena Williams’ catsuit Here’s how Nike responded to the banning of Serena Williams’ catsuit
- August 28, 2018

But here was maybe the cooler place, especially when you're young and fearless.' Federer could face the Serb Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, which would be the re-edition of the Cincinnati final won by the 31-year-old. After the French Federation jumped the gun and banned a catsuit worn by Serena Williams at the USA open, they now may have to eat crow and reconsider. (more...)
Spurs Legend Manu Ginobili Retires From NBA; Is Hall Of Fame Next? Spurs Legend Manu Ginobili Retires From NBA; Is Hall Of Fame Next?
- August 28, 2018

While players on different teams are certainly competitors, there is also a clear sense of fraternity that all players within the National Basketball Association feel towards one another. Pondexter, 30, played in 23 games for the Chicago Bulls during the 2017-18 season before being waived. Ginobili has played 1,057 regular season and 218 playoff games with the Spurs, ranking fifth all-time in Spurs' history in minutes played, fifth in points (14,043), fourth in assists (4,001) and first in ... (more...)
Raiders Havent Ruled Out Trading Khalil Mack Raiders Havent Ruled Out Trading Khalil Mack
- August 28, 2018

As the start of the season draws near, the trade rumors involving Mack continues to swirl . According to a report from Mike Florio of Pro Football talk , the Raiders have not ruled that out . This doesn't come as too much of a surprise with the 27-year-old being one of the league's elite defensive players. Whatever Oakland's plan is, it's now being reported that the team isn't "slamming the door" on teams calling to inquire about Mack's availability, with four teams reportedly making ... (more...)
Marcelo Marcelo "surprised" to be taken off by Lopetegui against Girona
- August 28, 2018

Toni Kroos was deployed next to Casemiro in the Real Madrid midfield. For a start, he sees winning without Ronaldo as something to get excited about. This calibre of player can be relied upon to take mid-table sides apart. Spanish daily Marca said Lapotegui "Proved he was in charge" and was not "afraid to make unpopular decisions for the best of the team". (more...)
Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report
- August 28, 2018

However, Mourinho's dark arts and the economic strength of Manchester United put the brakes on a potential transfer. United fared poorly in his absence after a promising first half, shipping three goals in the second period as Harry Kane and Lucas Moura ripped through the Red Devils' backline. (more...)

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