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EFL clubs permitted to stream midweek matches under new deal EFL clubs permitted to stream midweek matches under new deal
- September 12, 2017

The new deal will also give Sky the rights to broadcast Championship games that fall outside of the Saturday afternoon timeslot on its interactive and digital platforms. "Viewing of live EFL games grew by 12 per cent year-on-year last season, and is up a further seven per cent so far this season". English Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said the negotiations to select a broadcaster were challenging but it would appear that Sky won out by offering the most lucrative deal. (more...)
Supreme Court lifts ban on firecrackers in Delhi ahead of Diwali Supreme Court lifts ban on firecrackers in Delhi ahead of Diwali
- September 12, 2017

In November 2016, the top court had banned the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and NCR region in wake of the alarming air pollution in the region. The apex court lifted its suspension of valid permanent licences in the National Capital Region (NCR ), which encompasses the entire National Capital Territory of Delhi, including New Delhi as well as urban areas surrounding it in neighboring states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. (more...)
Wenger 'not tempted' by United call in 2001
- September 12, 2017

Mbappe netted 26 goals last season for French side Monaco who were crowned French champions. I know it's Bournemouth , and only the fourth game of the season. "The second goal is one that, once you've been hitting those repetitions in training, it becomes a lot easier for you to do". They have let in five goals , but it will be a battle of Arsenal's risky looking attack against Bournemouth's defense. (more...)
Previewing the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League Previewing the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League
- September 12, 2017

United also face the likes of Benfica and CSKA Moscow in their Champions League group, and will be hopeful of finishing in first place after the initial six games are over. David is really well and really confident and I go with David'. He admitted: "I know it goes against us but I have to admit I love the English Christmas period of football". (more...)
Seahawks' offensive line still looked awful in Week 1 against the Packers Seahawks' offensive line still looked awful in Week 1 against the Packers
- September 12, 2017

I'm just processing everything. Their offensive line has been a weak point for several seasons, and if one game is any indication - it's all we have at this point - it's going to again be a challenge for Seattle up front. "I didn't see the punch at all", Hawks head coach Pete Carroll said afterward. The Packers suffocated the Seahawks receivers, which made it extremely hard for Wilson to find an open receiver. (more...)
Wildfire threatening Waterton Lakes National Park continues to grow Wildfire threatening Waterton Lakes National Park continues to grow
- September 12, 2017

Much of the fires growth has been southward — almost 1,000 hectares over five kilometres in the past 24 hours, Parks Canada spokesman John Stoesser told media Sunday afternoon. Thick columns of smoke blowing over the fires edge proved troublesome again Sunday as crews struggled to keep track of a number of spot fires triggered by blowing embers in the Tamarack Basin. (more...)
Asensio happy with Real Asensio happy with Real
- September 12, 2017

Asensio was signed by Madrid for a reported €3.9million in late 2014, but it could have been so different. "Real Mallorca signed me when I was a nine-year-old, but it was my parents who decided but every boy has dreams". He unleashed a left-footed thunderbolt to help Madrid beat Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup last month and the Spain worldwide claims his club manager has likened him to their bitter rivals' biggest star. (more...)
Man Utd v Basel - Our 8/11 Tip for Tonight Man Utd v Basel - Our 8/11 Tip for Tonight
- September 12, 2017

While Shaqiri hailed the likes of Jose Mourinho and United's qualities, he feels they have weaknesses too. "We can. But to say in this moment we are candidates for this, candidates for that... We missed it a little bit last season - although we made the most of our year in the Europa League with that night in Stockholm - and, now, it's time to compete at the highest level. (more...)
Mayfield sorry for planting Oklahoma flag at Ohio State
- September 12, 2017

Mayfield said after the game that his move, while unplanned, was motivated by some lingering feelings from Ohio State's 45-24 pounding of Oklahoma in Norman past year. It was really the Chippewas offense that made the Kansas defense look like Swiss cheese. On 51 carries, the Wildcats averaged an impressive six yards per rush. (more...)
Rockies starter Kyle Freeland exits after being hit by 114 miles per hour liner Rockies starter Kyle Freeland exits after being hit by 114 miles per hour liner
- September 12, 2017

Colorado improved to 79-65 and maintained a three-game lead over St. Louis who were inactive on Monday and gained a game on Milwaukee who lost to the Pirates and are now four games back. "If the game was on the line", manager Torey Lovullo said, "I felt like I wanted Arenado against Jake Barrett". "We had some opportunities". Greinke has allowed just one run over each of his last two starts. (more...)
Northern Ireland manager arrested for 'drink-driving' Northern Ireland manager arrested for 'drink-driving'
- September 12, 2017

The former Shamrock Rovers boss is due to appear in court on October 10, which is two days after the Green and White Army face Norway in a qualifier. O'Neill was stopped by police on the outskirts of Edinburgh on Sunday, according to a report. (more...)
Gareth Bale says medals matter more than Real Madrid star status Gareth Bale says medals matter more than Real Madrid star status
- September 12, 2017

This season Madrid have been drawn in the same group as APOEL, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund. The Wales global will hope to be involved from the outset when Real commence their defence of the Champions League with a home game against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday. (more...)
Dodgers lose 10th Consecutive Game, Swept 2nd Consecutive Series Dodgers lose 10th Consecutive Game, Swept 2nd Consecutive Series
- September 12, 2017

The Giants expect first pitch at 7:55 p.m. They reached their apex at 91-36 on August 25, but their only victory since was a 1-0 shutout of the Padres by Clayton Kershaw back on September 1. In his career, Freeland is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 6 strikeouts against Arizona. With Jeff Samardzija and Madison Bumgarner pitching, the Giants were outscored 21-2 in road losses Saturday and Sunday to the White Sox, the worst team in the American League. (more...)
Chelsea's Champions League Group Stage Preview Chelsea's Champions League Group Stage Preview
- September 12, 2017

Qarabag striker Dino Ndlovu scored four goals in six games in this season's Champions League qualifiers. In England it is not easy to do this. Leicester have had a tough start to the season having played Arsenal and then Manchester United and Chelsea either side of the worldwide break. (more...)
Florida nuclear plants to shut ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

The company's system will need to be rebuilt, particularly in the western part of the state, Gould said. FPL is the biggest power company in Florida serving nearly half of the state's 20.6 million residents. FPL will not shut down power ahead of the storm for the entire grid. Its customers are concentrated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Landfall on Marco devastates the island, rescues underway Hurricane Irma: Landfall on Marco devastates the island, rescues underway
- September 12, 2017

Irma battered Cuba on Saturday with deafening winds and relentless rain. American Airlines said earlier Sunday that limited operations at its Miami hub would resume at 5 p.m. Damage in Marco Island, Florida. A vehicle sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Strong river flooding is possible over the next five days in much of central Georgia and southern SC. (more...)
The Chainsmokers made inappropriate joke about China, and people are furious! The Chainsmokers made inappropriate joke about China, and people are furious!
- September 12, 2017

Some users defended the band, pointing to the Lychee and Dog Meat festival (commonly referred to as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival ) in China's Guangxi region The festival, which involves the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat, has sparked protests in and out of China. (more...)
Pope primed to take Burnley chance Pope primed to take Burnley chance
- September 12, 2017

Former England boss Roy Hodgson will replace him, BBC Sport understands. Reaction to this news has perhaps unsurprisingly not been too positive on social media, with a number of Palace fans stunned at the prospect of having Hodgson as their new manager. (more...)
RMD Sad Over Arsenal Absence, Tips Madrid To Retain Champions League Title RMD Sad Over Arsenal Absence, Tips Madrid To Retain Champions League Title
- September 12, 2017

However, Bartomeu's theory will be put under the spotlight straight away with the visit of Juventus , who dumped Barca out at the quarter-final stage 3-0 on aggregate last season. The Champions League opener is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. Rotterdam-based Feyenoord return to the group stage after a 15-year absence for the Dutch outfit. (more...)
Hazard Starts - Chelsea's Probable 3-4-3 XI vs Qarabag Hazard Starts - Chelsea's Probable 3-4-3 XI vs Qarabag
- September 12, 2017

In England it's not easy to do this. "Until the end of your career you can always improve". After all , he is the best-informed man to make such a decision. If given the opportunity, Musonda will hope to make a greater long-term impact than those two predecessors while Chelsea will have similar ambitions of a lengthy stay in this season's Champions League . (more...)
Diggs, Thielen to Wear Customized Randy Moss Cleats Tonight Diggs, Thielen to Wear Customized Randy Moss Cleats Tonight
- September 12, 2017

Vikings star wide receiver Stefon Diggs has also received custom cleats for tonight's game which he'll wear in honor of Vikings legend Randy Moss. But the real homage came courtesy of Diggs, who went nuclear on the Saints defense, hauling in a pair of touchdowns in the first half and showing off in prime time the same way that Moss used when he sported the purple uniform. (more...)
Tom Brady Doesn't Pay Much Attention to Colin Kaepernick, Anthem Protests Tom Brady Doesn't Pay Much Attention to Colin Kaepernick, Anthem Protests
- September 12, 2017

It was a stunning performance by any and all measures and the Chiefs won their toughest game on the calendar because of it. "He was upset, he was really upset", Reid said. Despite the insane amount of yards-again, 246 from scrimmage!-the reality is that Hunt didn't really have that many touches versus the Patriots. Backup Charcandrick West added a 21-yard touchdown run on his only carry. (more...)
Irma causes flight delays and airport closures Irma causes flight delays and airport closures
- September 12, 2017

At Charlotte, American has cancelled about 300 departures, including both mainline flights to Florida destinations and regional flights to Florida and elsewhere. Orlando International Airport said "the earliest limited commercial flight operations are projected to resume would be Tuesday". Travel waivers are available for eligible United Airlines passengers traveling through specific airports who need to change their travel due to the storm . (more...)
Indiana, Florida International postpone game due to Irma Indiana, Florida International postpone game due to Irma
- September 12, 2017

Though the game against the Hoosiers was slated to be played at Indiana, Florida Atlantic concluded it would not be able to make the trip. Late Monday night, after considering "significant logistical hurdles" with travel and the fact that several players and their families are from places in Florida affected by the hurricane, the decision was made to cancel the game. (more...)
Indians Register 19th Straight Win Behind Carlos Carrasco, Francisco Lindor Indians Register 19th Straight Win Behind Carlos Carrasco, Francisco Lindor
- September 12, 2017

While anything can happen in baseball, it's certainly a good opportunity for the Indians' streak to get just a little longer, even if the Twitter name runs out of characters. Cleveland joined the 1906 Chicago White Sox (19), the 1947 New York Yankees (19), the 2002 A's (20), the 1935 Chicago Cubs (21) and the 1916 New York Giants (26) as the only teams to reel off 19 consecutive wins. (more...)
Stephen Curry responds to Kevin Durant's Under Armour dig Stephen Curry responds to Kevin Durant's Under Armour dig
- September 12, 2017

Their opposing brand alignments became a media topic when Durant last month said on " The Bill Simmons Podcast " that "nobody wants to play in Under Armours ". "I understand how what we do and the team that we are and the success we've had, no matter what anybody says it's going to be blowing up, especially when it's the opportunity to make it look (controversial)", he said. (more...)
ESPN's 'College GameDay' coming to Louisville for Clemson game ESPN's 'College GameDay' coming to Louisville for Clemson game
- September 12, 2017

ET on ABC/Watch ESPN ). Over on the Louisville side, they're now 2-0 as well, defeating Purdue 35-28 in the opener and North Carolina 47-35 this past Saturday. This will be one of the more anticipated match-ups in the ACC this year. Clemson may not have Watson anymore, but it still has possibly the best offensive and defensive lines in the ACC. (more...)
Unlikely Hero: Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio wins game ball vs. Titans Unlikely Hero: Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio wins game ball vs. Titans
- September 12, 2017

Janikowski, the longest-tenured player on the team, was replaced on the Oakland 53-man active roster by Giorgio Tavecchio, who spent the past four preseasons with the team. Tavecchio has never kicked in an National Football League regular-season game. He has a huge leg and it has allowed Oakland to attempt some long field goals with him through the years. (more...)
National Football League appeals Elliott's injunction to Fifth Circuit National Football League appeals Elliott's injunction to Fifth Circuit
- September 12, 2017

The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell last month, and attorneys with the NFL Players' Association contended in a lawsuit that Elliott didn't get a fair hearing in an appeal that was denied. "It may be hard for the National Football League to convince the 5th Circuit that this is truly an emergency", said Gabe Feldman, director of the sports law program at Tulane University Law School. (more...)
Cleveland Indians' magic number is 6 after home rout of Detroit Cleveland Indians' magic number is 6 after home rout of Detroit
- September 12, 2017

If the Indians win again on Tuesday, they'll tie the 20-game mark held by the 2002 Oakland Athletics, the longest streak in the post-expansion era. Overall, he's hitting.482 (27-for-56) with nine home runs, six doubles, two triples and 25 RBIs. (more...)