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Patriots replacing Gillette Stadium turf after installing it in May Patriots replacing Gillette Stadium turf after installing it in May
- September 12, 2017

A Patriots spokesperson told ESPN the turf did not meet the team's standards, even though it met National Football League and MLS safety standards. Mike Reiss reports that the change is being made because the playing surface is "not meeting team standards". (more...)
Oz ready for Indian 'test': Faulkner Oz ready for Indian 'test': Faulkner
- September 12, 2017

Australia will be without the services of aggressive batsman Aaron Finch in their only warm-up match on Tuesday at Chennai ahead of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India, starting September 17. I had a bit of pre-season which was helpful to get strong and fit. It is tough conditions here in Chennai , it is hot obviously. India presents a familiar territory for Faulkner who has played many match-winning knocks for Australia here and also been part of the Indian ... (more...)
National Football League appeals Elliott's injuction National Football League appeals Elliott's injuction
- September 12, 2017

Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In Friday's decision, Judge Mazzant cited the "fundamental unfairness" of the NFL's process for suspending Elliott , and called out the league for turning a "blind eye" to league investigator Kia Roberts's opinion that Elliott should not be suspended. (more...)
Dolphins plea to move London game to Miami rejected Dolphins plea to move London game to Miami rejected
- September 12, 2017

Rather than hop across the pond, Ross was hoping to have the game at Hard Rock Stadium. Hurricane Irma forced the postponement of the Dolphins' week one game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Miami. An NFL spokesman did not immediately respond when asked why the league would not allow the October 1 game to be played in Miami. If necessary, the Dolphins have plans in place to practice in West Virginia next week. (more...)
Staff Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Staff Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints
- September 12, 2017

Ingram understands Peterson wants the ball on every play. This very well could be the determining factor of tonight's game so watch it closely! "Going back to Minnesota where I spent 10 seasons, seeing those guys and being in that stadium again for me, personally, it doesn't get any better than that", Peterson said . (more...)
Will Harvey And Irma Affect Attitudes On Climate? Probably Not Will Harvey And Irma Affect Attitudes On Climate? Probably Not
- September 12, 2017

A host of news outlets are attacking Donald Trump over his position on climate change in the wake of Hurricane Irma . Politicians from the island nations that are most vulnerable say they are going to press for top fossil fuel consumers to help them fix damage attributable to climate change, marking a sharp divide between rich and poor nations. (more...)
Deshaun Watson is expected to start for the Texans in Week 2 Deshaun Watson is expected to start for the Texans in Week 2
- September 12, 2017

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are expected to start Deshaun Watson on Thursday night against the Bengals . The question, now, becomes whether the switch turns out to be permanent. "It was all right", Watson said of his performance. "It was a learning lesson". Calais Campbell set the Jaguars' single-game sack record with 3.5 sacks in the first half alone. (more...)
Trump increases federal funding for Irma response in US Virgin Islands Trump increases federal funding for Irma response in US Virgin Islands
- September 12, 2017

President Trump increased federal assistance to Hurricane Irma-ravaged Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the White House announced on Sunday. U.S. Hill, Va., North Air Force Auxiliary Airfield, S.C.to support response and recovery operations. Army Corps of Engineers' power restoration teams, debris removal experts, temporary roofing teams and port survey personnel are on-station. (more...)
Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Atlanta Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Atlanta
- September 12, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday the president also spoke with the governors of Alabama, Georgia and SC. The latest information on the storm shows the current top sustained winds from Hurricane Irma are now about 110 miles per hour with gusts possible up to 130 miles per hour. (more...)
Man City's De Bruyne targets big games in title push Man City's De Bruyne targets big games in title push
- September 12, 2017

Predictably, Jurgen Klopp's men have been subject to heavy criticism following the defeat, and Reds legend and pundit Jamie Carragher singled out one man in particular to direct his negative comments. De Bruyne, in comments published by the British press on Monday, said: "The guys who have come in have a very physical quality, they are very strong, very pacy". (more...)
Manchester City agree pre-contract deal with United States of America youth worldwide defender Manchester City agree pre-contract deal with United States of America youth worldwide defender
- September 11, 2017

Palmer-Brown, who can also operate as a holding midfielder, will join a huge number of young talents under the City Football Group banner and it is quite likely that he'll be sent somewhere, possibly Girona FC or NAC Breda, for more experience in Europe. (more...)
Paulo Dybala should consider Manchester United transfer move, says Mino Raiola Paulo Dybala should consider Manchester United transfer move, says Mino Raiola
- September 11, 2017

The 23-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona last month but eventually stayed put in Turin, although Raiola, who does not represent Dybala, foresees the Argentina worldwide eventually moving to La Liga or the Premier League. (more...)
We are lucky to have De Bruyne says Guardiola We are lucky to have De Bruyne says Guardiola
- September 11, 2017

His eyes are on the ball, it's ridiculous. "Mane didn't see him, he was looking at the ball but the impact was huge". Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is delighted to be working with Kevin De Bruyne . With City playing three at the back, two wing-backs and two strikers, it was left to De Bruyne and David Silva to be the creative force in Guardiola's midfield and the Belgian in particular took on the responsibility perfectly. (more...)
De Boer speaks out following Crystal Palace sacking De Boer speaks out following Crystal Palace sacking
- September 11, 2017

The 47-year-old won four Dutch top division titles in five and half years in charge of Ajax but lasted just 85 days at Inter before being dismissed in November 2016 - his last job before Palace. We know very well that our job is this. Parish was at Turf Moor on Sunday, and said afterwards: "We're four games in". "As we've been successful I've been able to play my part in helping the team and the club grow". (more...)
Spurs smash Everton as Harry Kane hits his ton Spurs smash Everton as Harry Kane hits his ton
- September 11, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur skipper Hugo Lloris believes that new signing Davinson Sanchez understands perfectly the way the Lilywhites play and a clean sheet in his first game was a flawless way to start life with the north London side. But 101-goal Kane believes getting out of the group would prove Spurs belong among Europe's elite. "We've got to test ourselves against the best if we want to be one of the top teams in Europe". (more...)
Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal signing didn't start v Liverpool Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal signing didn't start v Liverpool
- September 11, 2017

I have to be honest with people, I have to stand here and tell the truth, I can not hide it. " He is still a bit short physically . He will win the fans back, and win them back very quickly". 'I'm happy with the response but I hope it's the last time we have to do that because I hope from now on we actually play at this level in every game because in this league if you are a fraction off the level then you can get easily beaten like we were at Liverpool '. (more...)
Wenger says Alexis is not fat, but not quite ready either Wenger says Alexis is not fat, but not quite ready either
- September 11, 2017

Arsene Wenger has hit out at rumours that Alexis Sanchez's off-field distractions at the start of this season have left him "fat" coming back to the club after the global break. "I spoke with Alexis and he wants to win", Cech told Arsenal's official website. "Today you didn't see a Bournemouth team that represents what we stand for". (more...)
Brandon McManus signs 4-year contract extension with Denver Broncos Brandon McManus signs 4-year contract extension with Denver Broncos
- September 11, 2017

The Denver Broncos made sure Brandon McManus will be their kicker for the long haul on Monday. One of the strongest legs in the NFL, McManus showed greatly improved accuracy after he was cut during the 2014 season and replaced with Connor Barth. (more...)
Kick to goalkeepers head earns Liverpool forward straight red card Kick to goalkeepers head earns Liverpool forward straight red card
- September 11, 2017

The game may have reached a fascinating point and Moss may well "have ruined it as a spectacle" - even though it's not up to the referee to protect the game as a spectacle, but to protect the players - yet, by the time Mane was sent off, Liverpool had already hinted at familiar vulnerabilities. (more...)
Slaven Bilic lays down gauntlet to West Ham striker Diafra Sakho Slaven Bilic lays down gauntlet to West Ham striker Diafra Sakho
- September 11, 2017

From the recent matches, it seems that Huddersfield Town is in the good form when compared to the West Ham United. West Ham return to the London Stadium tonight (Monday) for the first time this season as they look to avoid becoming the eleventh team in Premier League history to lose their opening four games (Bournemouth and Crystal Palace became the ninth and tenth over the weekend). (more...)
Piyush Goyal assures people of safety in new Bullet Train project Piyush Goyal assures people of safety in new Bullet Train project
- September 11, 2017

According to a report in The Indian Express , Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has called for overcharging of food items in trains be stopped. Outlining the road-map for the Bullet train , Goyal said that once India adopts the train technology, it could start production of low-priced high-speed trains and become an exporter. (more...)
LSU's Arden Key cleared to play this week against Mississippi State LSU's Arden Key cleared to play this week against Mississippi State
- September 11, 2017

Key underwent shoulder surgery in May, and missed the first two games of the regular season. Every week his strength and flexibility was getting better and better, closer to our target. Conditioning figures to be an issue in his first few games back. He also practiced without an injury jersey the next day, Wednesday, and Orgeron suggested at times last week that he could be cleared this week. (more...)
Tallahassee Airport Shutting Down Sunday Evening Ahead of Hurricane Irma Tallahassee Airport Shutting Down Sunday Evening Ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

All three carriers said they planned to mostly wind down south Florida operations by Friday evening. In addition to 15 airports in Florida , the alert also involves destinations in Southeast U.S., The Bahamas , Cuba , and Puerto Rico. It is now a tropical storm with sustained winds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km per hour). According to the FAA, air traffic controllers will remain on duty and will have to take shelter in nearby buildings and lower levels of the control tower. (more...)
Kevin White's season likely over
- September 11, 2017

This year could've been his year to prove everyone wrong that he is still a good receiver, but yet the injuries. After playing the first four games of the 2016 season, White suffered a fractured fibula in the same leg, and spent the rest of the year on injured reserve. (more...)
'Why Doesn't Floyd Mayweather Fight a Woman Next?' - Jim Lampley 'Why Doesn't Floyd Mayweather Fight a Woman Next?' - Jim Lampley
- September 11, 2017

Throughout his career, Mayweather cultivated a reputation for matchless hard work, often taking to the desert heat in the dead of night to get his roadwork done. Mayweather did seem to be biding his time, and some have questioned whether the 50-0 fighter just carried McGregor, so that the fight wouldn't be widely panned. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas Reveals That Former Boston Teammates Dissed Celtics Management After Trade Isaiah Thomas Reveals That Former Boston Teammates Dissed Celtics Management After Trade
- September 11, 2017

Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 draft while Thomas was the last pick, 60th, in the same draft. When Ainge is in charge, anyone can be dealt for anything, and he doesn't have to think twice about pulling the trigger on a move that will greatly alter the franchise if he thinks it is what's best for the team. (more...)
Chelsea fans use antisemitic chant to glorify player after scoring a goal Chelsea fans use antisemitic chant to glorify player after scoring a goal
- September 11, 2017

The Morata chant controversy is the latest in a series of damaging racist incidents involving Chelsea supporters. It was only a couple years ago that the whole wide world saw the ugly, disturbing scene on the Paris metro, in which a small group of Chelsea supporters sang "we're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like" while denying a man entry to a subway auto. (more...)
Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting OU flag at Ohio Stadium Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting OU flag at Ohio Stadium
- September 11, 2017

Was he surprised by the backlash? Which to Mayfield, we here at For The Win say, there was no apology needed. "I understand why they're very upset about it". But Herbstreit also offered much praise for Mayfield. And if you want to stop players from planting a flag at midfield of your home stadium, don't let them win the game. (more...)
NFL Appeals Injunction In Ezekiel Elliott Case NFL Appeals Injunction In Ezekiel Elliott Case
- September 11, 2017

The NFL season is underway but no-one told Eli Manning and the Giants offense as NY suffered a 19-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys . The court finds, based upon the injunction standard, that Elliott was denied a fundamentally fair hearing by (arbitrator Harold) Henderson's refusal to allow (former girlfriend Tiffany) Thompson and (NFL Commissioner Roger) Goodell to testify at the arbitration hearing. (more...)
Kane can be Tottenham's Batistuta - Pochettino Kane can be Tottenham's Batistuta - Pochettino
- September 11, 2017

We have to prove that we are at that level. We've got to learn from last year's campaign. Spurs were excellent across the team, with record signing Sanchez illustrating why Spurs were happy to spend north of £38m, showing the strength and ability needed in Premier League. (more...)