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OKC Thunder set to benefit from Jimmy Butler drama OKC Thunder set to benefit from Jimmy Butler drama
- September 24, 2018

We are probably closer to the beginning that the end of the situation involving Butler and what appears to be an inevitable trade , however, with Taylor's requirement that Butler be dealt before camp begins on Tuesday, it stands to reason that things will heat up on Sunday and Monday. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars Beat the New England as Blake Bortles Shined Jacksonville Jaguars Beat the New England as Blake Bortles Shined
- September 24, 2018

Sometimes we had a rush and not enough coverage. If he can get us, he can get anybody because we feel pretty good about ourselves. Bortles threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns. "Well, there were still, I don't know, eight minutes or so to go in the game", he said. Things just don't magically happen. The Pats had prime field position and were in good position to mount a serious comeback. (more...)
Efficient Pliskova proves too strong for 'tired' Osaka Efficient Pliskova proves too strong for 'tired' Osaka
- September 24, 2018

A tearful Osaka said at the prize presentation in Tokyo that she needed a break after her exploits in becoming the first Japanese to win a grand slam title at the US Open in NY earlier this month started to take its toll. She tossed her racket to the ground before collecting her composure, but it was too late. It was the second time Osaka came up short in the tournament. (more...)
Patriots Nearly Traded Rob Gronkowski to the Lions
- September 24, 2018

Josh Gordon's New England Patriots debut is going to have to wait at least a week. New England enters Week 3 coming off a loss of its own. J.C. Marcus Cannon is active after missing last week with a calf injury. Several storylines surround this matchup, but the biggest is Lions head coach Matt Patricia's first game against his former team. (more...)
Tiger Woods holds back tears before claiming Tour Championship Tiger Woods holds back tears before claiming Tour Championship
- September 24, 2018

Woods holds a three-shot lead over Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy heading into Sunday's final round. Off the golf course, he had to overcome the embarrassment of a DUI arrest in the early morning of Memorial Day in 2017 when he was found asleep at the wheel, later found to have a concoction of pain medication in his system. (more...)
Josh Rosen Debuts, But Cardinals Lose To Bears Josh Rosen Debuts, But Cardinals Lose To Bears
- September 24, 2018

But regardless of what happens in Week 4, the Bears are assured to finish the first quarter of the season no worse than 2-2 before a much-needed bye week and a stretch of four games against the AFC East. Then, with the rookie quarterback Josh Rosen in the game, Bryce Callahan finished things off with an interception that ended the game. Yet again the Bears would drive into Cardinals' territory but again settled with a Parkey field goal - this time from 43-yards out - to get their first ... (more...)
Buffalo Bills' Twitter account confuses Minnesota and Wisconsin in video Buffalo Bills' Twitter account confuses Minnesota and Wisconsin in video
- September 24, 2018

This will go down as one of the worst Vikings losses in the Mike Zimmer era, leading fans, media, players and coaches to question: How in the world did this happen? In the first quarter, the Vikings gained 13 yards on three carries and only ran three times during the rest of the game. (more...)
'Great to be back' - Ferguson makes Old Trafford return 'Great to be back' - Ferguson makes Old Trafford return
- September 24, 2018

He was on his own before the game, probably to get in the zone, he seemed relaxed but focussed. "The emails, texts, cards, it was wonderful, I was overwhelmed by it. Meanwhile, Liverpool moved alone to the top of the standings and stayed flawless after beating Southampton 3-0 at Anfield for a sixth win in six matches. (more...)
49ers fear Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL 49ers fear Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL
- September 24, 2018

Linebacker Reuben Foster , who returned from a two-game suspension, was the team leader with six tackles and caused a scare when he left the field with an injury early in the fourth quarter. "He's a man out there, and he's a very good quarterback; and we're fortunate to have him". SS Jaquiski Taylor was already inactive with a shoulder injury. (more...)
Bills and Josh Allen are stunning the Vikings
- September 24, 2018

Allen competed 15 of 22 passes fr 196 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions while Cousins completed 40 of 55 passes for 296 yards with a touchdown and interception. Without Dalvin Cook on the field, Minnesota finished Sunday with a whopping 14 rushing yards. Where does the upset rank in National Football League history in terms of the point spread? That's because Buffalo's front seven, with former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier serving as defensive co-ordinator, overwhelmed ... (more...)
Walker 'hurt' by Pochettino disrespect claims over Tottenham exit Walker 'hurt' by Pochettino disrespect claims over Tottenham exit
- September 24, 2018

A 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday evening brought to an end a run of three successive defeats in all competitions and moved Spurs up to fifth in the table. Writing in his column for Bet Victor , Owen said: "You have to go back to April 1983 for the last time Brighton beat Spurs and I expect a much-improved performance from Spurs than the one who played so poorly at Wembley last weekend". (more...)
Under forthcoming FedEx Cup system, Rose would lead at East Lake Under forthcoming FedEx Cup system, Rose would lead at East Lake
- September 24, 2018

Justin Rose birdied his final two holes to tie Gary Woodland at 4 under and take over the projected No. 1 spot from Bryson DeChambeau , who is tied for 21st at 1 over. He will be last off Friday with Fowler, a frequent practice-round partner of Woods in South Florida who has his own aspirations this week. A little tougher golf course here, but I'm definitely happy with that. (more...)
Japan's Osaka muscles into Tokyo semi-finals Japan's Osaka muscles into Tokyo semi-finals
- September 24, 2018

The Czech beat Osaka when the two met three years ago in Tokyo but Japan's first ever Grand Slam victor is a very different proposition now and Friday's win was her ninth in a row. My serve will be there when I'm in danger. After saving two match points against American qualifier Alison Riske in the last round, and coming back from a set down against Daria Gavrilova earlier in the tournament, Pliskova had to go the distance once again, needing more than two hours to win. (more...)
Seahawks' Thomas to play, Cowboys want to resume trade talks Seahawks' Thomas to play, Cowboys want to resume trade talks
- September 24, 2018

Rumors swirled that a trade was in the works, though the Cowboys made it clear if there was, it wasn't to bring Thomas to Dallas. Cole Beasley , who was limited in practice this week with an ankle injury, will play. The franchise has prioritized contracts for DE Frank Clark & WR/KR Tyler Lockett (done). This story is continuing to develop, check back for more updates as they become available. (more...)
49ers fear Garoppolo tore ACL vs. Chiefs, MRI on Monday
- September 24, 2018

Non-contact injuries have a history of being long-term problems, but it's still too early to tell. Garoppolo completed 20 of 30 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns in the 38-27 loss. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirms that an ACL injury is what's feared. "Would be season-ending. MRI tomorrow". Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the 49ers fear Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL. (more...)
Patriots Nearly Traded Rob Gronkowski to Lions Before He Threatened to Retire
- September 23, 2018

Any chance Matt Patricia had a hard time coming up for a plan to stop Rob Gronkowski this weekend knowing that there was a chance the big tight end could've been playing for him in Detroit? According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions and Patriots were deep into trade discussions the week of the National Football League draft, but Gronkowski wanted no part in it. (more...)
Gronk practices; Patriots without Chung, Flowers and Hollister Gronk practices; Patriots without Chung, Flowers and Hollister
- September 23, 2018

He has nine catches for 138 yards and touchdown. While a player being added to the injury report late in the week is never a good sign, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Gronkowski's ankle ailment is "nothing to be anxious about". Flowers and Chung didn't practice all week, so seem very unlikely to play. The Patriots were middle-of-the-pack when it came to playing " questionable " players. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer Hints Two Teams Are Interested in Signing Him Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer Hints Two Teams Are Interested in Signing Him
- September 23, 2018

Colin Kaepernick hasn't played in an National Football League game since the 2016 season, but according to his attorney, that could all change very soon. McCarron. "I'll say this. if Al Davis was still alive", Geragos said in an obvious allusion to the Oakland Raiders . "I've got two other teams that will remain nameless", he said. (more...)
Roger Federer thumps Nick Kyrgios with absolute masterclass Roger Federer thumps Nick Kyrgios with absolute masterclass
- September 23, 2018

Sock put the pair on match point with a superb volley, leaving Kyrgios to serve out the match and narrow Team Europe's lead to 7-5. Heading into Saturday's match, 14-time grand slam victor Djokovic held a 6-1 career advantage, including a 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) win over Anderson in July at Wimbledon. (more...)
Zaha Reveals Lack Of Support During Manchester United Stint Zaha Reveals Lack Of Support During Manchester United Stint
- September 23, 2018

It is now widely agreed upon that Zaha is one of the most exciting and effective players in the Premier League, particularly when compared to other players at clubs of Palace's level. Zaha, who is Palace's top scorer with three goals this season, said after his team beat Huddersfield Town last weekend that he felt he would have to get his leg broken before any of his opponents were sent off. (more...)
Liverpool, Man City stroll; United held on Fergie return Liverpool, Man City stroll; United held on Fergie return
- September 23, 2018

Meanwhile at Cardiff City , Manchester City spanked the hosts 5-0, riding on a brace by Riyad Mahrez (67th and 89th). Pep Guardiola's champions strolled to the title last season and they have continued where they left off, despite the absence of Kevin De Bruyne. (more...)
West Ham Will Spend Season Fighting Relegation - Liverpool Legend West Ham Will Spend Season Fighting Relegation - Liverpool Legend
- September 23, 2018

The derby against West Ham follows on from Chelsea's first European assignment of the campaign at PAOK. Sarri, who is "surprised" at Chelsea's 100 per cent start to the Premier League season, rested Eden Hazard and David Luiz for Thursday night's opening Europa League win at PAOK in Greece. (more...)
Watch Djokovic's priceless reaction after hitting Federer with a forehand Watch Djokovic's priceless reaction after hitting Federer with a forehand
- September 23, 2018

All eyes were fixed on longtime rivals Federer and Djokovic as they took the court for the final match , combining forces to play together for the first time after Team Europe had swept the first three singles matches. The pair have faced off a total of 46 times - with Djokovic leading by 24 wins to Federer's 22 - both men are all too familiar with each other's games and styles. (more...)
Timberwolves say they intend to keep Butler Timberwolves say they intend to keep Butler
- September 23, 2018

The Athletic's Shams Charania has said that Butler is " optimistic " that a trade can happen before training camp. Thibodeau has forcefully shot down any other team that even tried to start a trade discussion , and would rather quit than move Butler for a rebuilding package of picks . (more...)
Tasmanian footballers in Mad Monday ‘blackface’ incident Tasmanian footballers in Mad Monday ‘blackface’ incident
- September 23, 2018

Open women's final . "The Penguin Football Club were not aware that three of our players meant to dress in this manner and the incident did not happen at our facilities", the Tasmanian club posted to its website . "@PenguinTwoBlue do you have a comment about the players in your team wearing "black-face".?" Tasmania's anti-discrimination commissioner, Sarah Bolt, frowned at the players' actions but stopped short of describing them as racist. (more...)
Tour Championship: Tiger Woods admits to grinding out a round Tour Championship: Tiger Woods admits to grinding out a round
- September 23, 2018

Woods has enjoyed a career resurgence in recent months, narrowly missing out on winning his first major in over ten years at the PGA Championship, ultimately finishing second to fellow American Brooks Koepka . When Rose birdied the hole, the advantage was down to three strokes. "We don't play very many places like this where if you have control of your ball, if you have control of your game, you're probably going to have a good chance to win, " Thomas said. (more...)
Jimmy Butler isn’t worth the price for the Toronto Raptors Jimmy Butler isn’t worth the price for the Toronto Raptors
- September 23, 2018

While the Timberwolves' front office said they intend to keep Jimmy Butler on Friday, the team's owner, Glen Taylor, has taken another stance. The coming days might prove to pivotal in the futures of Butler and the Timberwolves, as posturing will turn to action, or inaction, with the passing of a brief amount of time. (more...)
Caron Butler Says Lakers Should Go After Jimmy Butler
- September 22, 2018

If Thibodeau is destined to get fired at season's end, those familiar with this thinking say he'd rather do so reaching the playoffs for a second consecutive year with the benefit of Butler on the roster. The former Bulls forward, who was traded to the Timberwolves on Draft Night 2017, now reportedly has asked for a trade to either the Clippers, Knicks, or Nets . (more...)
Real Madrid did not want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, says president Perez Real Madrid did not want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, says president Perez
- September 22, 2018

In an editorial entitled "dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo ", Tuttosport journalist Xavier Jacobelli on Thursday railed against the "scandalous" performance of Brych and Fritz, labelling the pair's decision to give Ronaldo his marching orders a "veritable insult to football ". (more...)
Double fault: Williams and the U.S. Open
- September 22, 2018

I believe it was born out of dissatisfaction with Ramos for his perceived unfair treatment of Williams that the spectators felt killed the fire in what was a passionate match. The chair umpire then judged her outburst as a third violation, which cost Williams an entire game as a penalty. First, let's look at the Williams v Ramos situation. (more...)

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