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Giants ace McCutchen heading to Yankees
- August 31, 2018

McCutchen must be on the Yankees' roster by September 1 in order to be eligible for the postseason roster. While his production isn't quite at the level it was with the Pittsburgh Pirates several seasons ago, McCutchen is only five homers away from reaching the 20-home run plateau for the eighth straight season. (more...)
Arbitrator sides with Kaepernick, denies NFL's request to dismiss Arbitrator sides with Kaepernick, denies NFL's request to dismiss
- August 31, 2018

A similar grievance is still pending by unsigned safety Eric Reid, who played with Kaepernick in San Francisco and joined in the protests. The arbitrator overseeing the legal battle, Stephen Burbank, sided with Kaepernick's team on Thursday and refused to throw out the case. (more...)
Luke Shaw pulls back Man Utd contract talks Luke Shaw pulls back Man Utd contract talks
- August 31, 2018

Jose Mourinho is under huge pressure at Manchester United . That narrative would suggest Woodward has offered Martial a new deal, contrary to Mourinho's wishes, and the player is tempted to sign as he believes the Portuguese manager's days at the club are numbered. (more...)
Federer blasts umpire in Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row Federer blasts umpire in Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row
- August 31, 2018

Can you just stay out here for like two minutes?" The umpire's intervention was derided on social media. Former Australian umpire and one-time head of ASADA Richard Ings even weighed in. Lahyani got down from his post in between sets and attempted to give Kyrgios a pep talk. His lack of effort and passion for his craft has been a sore spot for a lot of tennis fans, especially since Kyrgios' talent is undeniable. (more...)
Two goals for Mitrovic as Fulham get first win of season Two goals for Mitrovic as Fulham get first win of season
- August 31, 2018

But the second-half onslaught never came and Fulham created all the best chances after the break, finally sealing the win when Schuerrle fired home following a fine Hart save to deny Mitrovic his hat trick. "We need to see beyond the constant noise of the Europa League, and too many games and all that sort of stuff", he said. "No matter what we do, we will stick to our system and that will give us more confidence to stay in this league". (more...)
Andy Murray rats out rival after brutal US Open loss Andy Murray rats out rival after brutal US Open loss
- August 30, 2018

But on Tuesday, the USTA offered men a chance to rest after the third set if they want, then applied that rule on Wednesday, too. "I was in the ice bath with Marcos Baghdatis and his coach". "If you have rules like that, you need to stick with them, because one player getting to speak to the coach and the other not is not fair", said the three-time major champion and former No. (more...)
CR7's agent Mendes fumes at UEFA Player of the Year award snub CR7's agent Mendes fumes at UEFA Player of the Year award snub
- August 30, 2018

Keylor Navas , Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo won the respective accolades for best goalkeeper, defender and forward, while Modric took the prize for most impressive midfielder. Luka also won the award for the "Best Midfielder of Champions League " in the 2017/18 season, reports Index.hr on August 30, 2018. The midfielder picks up the award after guiding Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title and inspiring Croatia to the World Cup final - where they lost to France. (more...)
Jalen Ramsey: 'I don't think Gronk's good' Jalen Ramsey: 'I don't think Gronk's good'
- August 30, 2018

The Patriots will play the Jaguars in Jacksonville on September 16. "Any time Gronk has been matched up with a corner, he's had a very bad game", Ramsey said, "and that corner has had a very good game." Early on in August, Jalen Ramsey put just about every single quarterback on notice after he went down a list of QB's that he thought were overrated, just plain sucked, and threw in a couple that he actually liked. (more...)
Price diagnosed with contusion after taking 103-mph liner off left wrist Price diagnosed with contusion after taking 103-mph liner off left wrist
- August 30, 2018

The hope is that this injury is just a minor bruise/stinger, but with the Red Sox struggling of late and the rival New York Yankees quickly gaining ground, they can not afford to lose another stud with postseason baseball quickly approaching. (more...)
Manchester United's Luke Shaw set for England recall Manchester United's Luke Shaw set for England recall
- August 30, 2018

Joe Gomez, who missed the tournament through injury, returns to the fold - as do Adam Lallana and James Tarkowski, who were both on standby ahead of the squad's departure for Russian Federation. Southgate explained that he spoke with Young as well as Leicester striker Jamie Vardy and Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill about their involvement in the national team, with all three taking a step back to give younger players a chance but still making themselves availalbe if needed. (more...)
Asian Games: Flood of bonuses await Indonesian medalists Asian Games: Flood of bonuses await Indonesian medalists
- August 30, 2018

Afterwards, Son said he thought his side had done enough to win the game. Having won all their matches so far, the final set of league matches tomorrow will decide whether India can top its group in the men's and women's sections. While they may have been defeated, Vietnam certainly gained plenty of admirers along the way and still have a chance to claim the bronze medal when they meet either Japan or United Arab Emirates in Saturday's third place playoff. (more...)
Mariano Diaz Returns to Real Madrid Mariano Diaz Returns to Real Madrid
- August 30, 2018

That was despite Sevilla having agreed a deal for the player, according to club president Jose Castro . He made 14 appearances for Madrid that season, with five goals in all competitions. "We did not think they were going to use it, but they did it yesterday morning". Real Madrid were recently linked with a late €80 million swoop for PSG and Uruguay superstar Edinson Cavani . (more...)
Serena, Venus set up Williams vs. Williams match at US Open Serena, Venus set up Williams vs. Williams match at US Open
- August 30, 2018

It was another powerful performance from Serena Williams who beat German Carina Witthoeft in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 in the second round on Wednesday evening. "As always we will come out and try our best". Like Serena, Anne says her catsuit was more about function than fashion - explaining her outfit was meant to keep her warm in the cold weather. (more...)
Mesut Ozil has blanked Joachim Low following World Cup row Mesut Ozil has blanked Joachim Low following World Cup row
- August 30, 2018

Speaking about the row for the first time on Wednesday, though, Low refuted Ozil's accusations of racism although he accepted the Erdogan furore was handled poorly. Throughout the time I was at the DFB, there has never been an approach of racist comments in our team. Gundogan denied reports in the German media that the national team divided into two camps during the woeful World Cup campaign - splitting into groups based on their ethnic backgrounds. (more...)
Virat Kohli Isn’t Interested in England’s New 100-Ball Format Virat Kohli Isn’t Interested in England’s New 100-Ball Format
- August 30, 2018

While England chop and change India , trying to come from 2-0 down to win a five-match Test series, something achieved just once, by a Don Bradman-inspired Australia against England in 1936/37, are set to be unaltered. "That is how I see the wicket as of now". "I'm very keen to keep my spot as the wicketkeeper because I would like to think it's gone pretty well over the last 38/39 Test matches that I've been keeping for England ". (more...)
Zach Smith Twitter Rant: Ex-OSU Assistant Unleashes On Critics Zach Smith Twitter Rant: Ex-OSU Assistant Unleashes On Critics
- August 30, 2018

The Columbus Dispatch reported that Ohio State spokesman Chris Davey confirmed that Herman, then Ohio State's offensive coordinator, was the unidentified coach cited in a 23-page university investigation. The main target for Smith is college football insider Brett McMurphy, who broke the story that head coach Urban Meyer had previous knowledge of the allegations despite previously denying any. (more...)
Vikings WR Cayleb Jones arrested on suspicion of theft, assault Vikings WR Cayleb Jones arrested on suspicion of theft, assault
- August 30, 2018

The Eagan Police Dept.in Minnesota tells us, "Our preliminary investigation revealed there was a verbal altercation between Mr. Jones and a female which turned physical". Jones is already been suspended for the first four games of this season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. "Further comment will be provided at the appropriate time", said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. (more...)
Indianapolis Colts trade for Green Bay Packers CB Indianapolis Colts trade for Green Bay Packers CB
- August 30, 2018

It didn't take long for Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst to make a decision on his depleted inside linebackers group. Morrison should prove to be a welcome addition to GB, with his stats speaking for themselves as he enters his third season in the NFL. (more...)
DeChambeau cruises to victory in FedEx Cup playoff opener DeChambeau cruises to victory in FedEx Cup playoff opener
- August 30, 2018

Furyk makes three of his four captain's picks a week from Tuesday, and it will be tough to ignore a 24-year-old Californian with victories at the Memorial and a FedEx Cup playoff event. He went 13 holes in the middle of his round with three bogeys and 10 pars and had to settle for a 72. The top 100 players in the FedEx Cup points standings will advance to next week's Dell Technologies Championship in Norton, Mass. (more...)
Brooke Henderson's win is a family affair Brooke Henderson's win is a family affair
- August 30, 2018

For the record, Gretzky wasn't the only one that reached out. With 17 golfers within five shots of the lead, it will likely be a Sunday scramble and Henderson knows she'll need to step up her game to have a chance. "That feeling, and being able to let go because I'd been wanting to win it so badly, that was just an unbelievable moment". "On the back nine I knew I needed a lot of birdies to kind of hold off the rest of the field". (more...)
Saints trade for QB Teddy Bridgewater Saints trade for QB Teddy Bridgewater
- August 30, 2018

NY gets good compensation for a low-risk, high-reward move this offseason, and the Saints gain insurance for their aging franchise quarterback. It looks like the New Orleans Saints has Drew Brees' successor when he hangs up his cleats for good. (more...)
Team USA's Clint Dempsey Retires from Pro Soccer Team USA's Clint Dempsey Retires from Pro Soccer
- August 30, 2018

His 57 worldwide goals make him his country's joint-highest scorer of all time alongside Donovan, although he amassed the total in 16 fewer appearances than his compatriot. The 35-year-old came to England with Fulham in January 2007 and, including a later loan spell, made 232 appearances for the Craven Cottage club, scoring a total of 60 goals. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers agrees to 4-year contract extension with Packers
- August 30, 2018

Rodgers will reportedly receive more than $80m by March. It surpasses the one the Falcons gave Matt Ryan earlier this year. While Adams did sign his own $58 million extension previous year, that shouldn't mean that Rodgers doesn't have to pay him back. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers Packers Deal Done, Khalil Mack Up Next?
- August 29, 2018

Green Bay's deal with Rodgers surpasses that of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who signed for $84 million guaranteed this offseason. As it stands, Rodgers now has six years remaining on his contract. Rodgers was scheduled to make $42 million over the final two years of his current deal, which was signed in 2013. Getting the Rodgers house in order was something that needed to happen at least from a team equanimity perspective heading into the season and may not be a precursor to a bigger ... (more...)
Mesut Ozil injury update after Unai Emery denies bust-up claims Mesut Ozil injury update after Unai Emery denies bust-up claims
- August 29, 2018

It will be interesting to see whether Ozil starts at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday but his return to the squad will be a big boost as Mesut is still one of our most important players when he's on top form. Arsenal claimed the Germany World Cup victor was ruled out as a result of illness but reports from Brazil claimed the former Real Madrid star had been involved in a heated disagreement with his new manager about his role in the team. (more...)
The Packers are paying Aaron Rodgers $80M - in the next 6 months
- August 29, 2018

When he's healthy, they project to be Super Bowl contenders. Getting the Rodgers house in order was something that needed to happen at least from a team equanimity perspective heading into the season and may not be a precursor to a bigger move, but would anyone be stunned if it were? Green Bay Packers fans anxious about Aaron Rodgers' future in Titletown can take the quarterback's own advice and "relax". (more...)
Cleveland Browns LB Mychal Kendricks indicted on insider trading charges Cleveland Browns LB Mychal Kendricks indicted on insider trading charges
- August 29, 2018

Damilare Sonoiki, a writer for "Black-ish", also was charged. Kendricks allegedly made a profit of almost $1.2 million from four separate investments tied to insider trading four years ago. Stephanie Avakian, co-director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement, said in one message when Sonoiki was asking for payment, he told Kendricks that he liked Philadelphia bread used in cheesesteaks more than the bread in NY and asked that Kendricks bring him some. (more...)
Manchester United stand by José Mourinho and see cause for hope Manchester United stand by José Mourinho and see cause for hope
- August 29, 2018

While the details about the vehicle arriving and the non-sighting were technically true, the manner of the story and the fact that the newspaper took a jump back to one of its earlier Mourinho claims alleging that some United players are "saying Jose will be gone soon" was enough for fans on social media to draw their own wild conclusions. (more...)
Federer dominates Nishioka to reach US Open 2nd round Federer dominates Nishioka to reach US Open 2nd round
- August 29, 2018

He next faces France's Benoit Paire , a 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) victor over Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak. Until late in the third it was "survival mode" said Djokovic, who endured a rocky start to the season after elbow surgery before breaking through for a 13th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. (more...)
Packers trade backup QB Brett Hundley to Seahawks Packers trade backup QB Brett Hundley to Seahawks
- August 29, 2018

The Packers traded for former Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer earlier this offseason, and the Hundley trade makes it apparent that Kizer will be Rodgers' primary backup this season. Hundley is still 25 years old and it's possible he still has several years ahead of him in the league, but his subpar performance as a starter last season dramatically reduced his trade value. (more...)

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