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Umpire's missed strike-three call leads to chaos, ejections in Cubs game Umpire's missed strike-three call leads to chaos, ejections in Cubs game
- September 16, 2017

After an apparent strike three call to Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez in the top half of the fifth inning was ultimately ruled a ball, Lackey had some words for the home plate umpire. The Cubs subsequently/ winning the first game of a big series doesn't justify anything, something the Cubs need to remember when evaluating Lackey's worthiness for the playoff rotation. (more...)
Sandusky's Son Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Allegations Sandusky's Son Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Allegations
- September 16, 2017

The plea will allow the judge to possible impose a sentence of 4 to 8 years in state prison. Police say Jeffrey Sandusky was dating the child's mother at the time and was living with them for about five years. The girls were the daughters of Sandusky's then-live-in girlfriend. "According to the district attorney's office, Sandusky will become a Tier III sex offender, the highest level in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania". (more...)
United can cope without Pogba, says Mourinho United can cope without Pogba, says Mourinho
- September 16, 2017

Manchester United are set to be without key midfielder Paul Pogba for a month following the hamstring injury he picked up against FC Basel on Tuesday. They say Pogba was given clear instructions on how to deal with his long-standing hamstring injury. "I just know that it's a muscular injury, he's out for the weekend match, that's the only match I'm thinking about". (more...)
UEFA opens cases against Arsenal, Cologne after crowd disorder UEFA opens cases against Arsenal, Cologne after crowd disorder
- September 16, 2017

At the same time, Arsenal face only mild censure because stairways were blocked in the away supporters' sector, with the club estimating in total that 7,000 away fans eventually made it into the game. "It was apparent that thousands of people from Cologne would seek to avoid the restrictions and get tickets in every way possible". "Due to the enormous demand for tickets, it would have been sensible, not least for security reasons, to allow more than the allocated 5 per cent of stadium ... (more...)
Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard close to regaining full fitness' Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard close to regaining full fitness'
- September 16, 2017

Hazard is yet to start a game for Chelsea this season after after suffering an ankle ligament injury while on worldwide duty earlier in June. "And in two, three weeks, four weeks, I don't know". I have to make decision for the team and the best decision for the players. Conte played down the extra time between games. But Conte said: "I watched the game". (more...)
Remote Area Medical to deliver storm aid to British Virgin Islands Remote Area Medical to deliver storm aid to British Virgin Islands
- September 16, 2017

SHAPIRO: Yeah, I can hear that. "Please take the time to share this video and donate what you can @ virginunite ". Authorities cut power to parts of the city and evacuated around 10,000 people from central Havana amid concerns of storm surge flooding, according to Reuters . (more...)
Irma gone, Jose still milling over the Atlantic Irma gone, Jose still milling over the Atlantic
- September 16, 2017

As of 8 a.m., the winds were sustained at 35 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Lee is set to form today out of what is now known as Tropical Depression 14 near the Cabo Verde Islands off Africa. Little effect from Jose is expected west of the Hudson Valley. After completing a loop this past week, the forecast takes the storm north along the east coast during the weekend but far enough offshore to have minor impacts to the mainland. (more...)
US Consumer Sentiment Dips In September Due To Hurricanes US Consumer Sentiment Dips In September Due To Hurricanes
- September 16, 2017

A little over half of consumers reported improved finances for the fourth straight month, the highest percentage since November 2000. "Consumer confidence edged downward in early September due to concerns over the outlook for the national economy", Richard Curtain, Survey of Consumers chief economist said. (more...)
Didn't get job as I had no setting: Viru Didn't get job as I had no setting: Viru
- September 16, 2017

Sehwag also revealed that he missed out on the India coach's job because of the lack of "setting" he had with the BCCI top brass . "Maybe I will never live to see our team win all matches in Australia or in England, as we did in Sri Lanka". (more...)
Rangers' Josh Windass makes graphic gesture to Partick Thistle fans Rangers' Josh Windass makes graphic gesture to Partick Thistle fans
- September 16, 2017

Thistle boss Alan Archibald: "That's great for the lads, it gives them a bit more confidence and belief - especially with 10 men". "At the end of the day with the football we play I think it suits me down to the ground. Thomson reckons Rangers could make a statement in their next 2 league games, considering how impressed he has been of the new side's campaign thus far. (more...)
Phil Jagielka: 'Stopping Romelu Lukaku will be tough'
- September 16, 2017

You saw him at Man City, he wanted to show he could still play on the big stage. "I hope [that happens] before the match and after the match, not during the match". A striker is very important, but last season we had a very good striker [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] for two thirds of the season and that was not enough to win the title. (more...)
Isco admits Barcelona talks but 'never listened' Isco admits Barcelona talks but 'never listened'
- September 16, 2017

A statement on the club's website reads: " Real Madrid C. and Isco have agreed to extend the player's contract, which is linked to the club until June 30, 2022". "Not all players are the same, I could have renewed previous year". Despite the talk of his potential departure, Isco told media he was prepared to renew his contract last season but did not so his attention was not divided. (more...)
Kolo Toure retires, gets position in Celtic's coaching staff Kolo Toure retires, gets position in Celtic's coaching staff
- September 16, 2017

Expressing his delight with the appointment, Rodgers said that the appointment was good news for the Bhoys and it will be fantastic for the team to have someone of Toure's experience and stature guiding them. I will be working with him and his staff very closely each day. Rodgers welcomed Toure back to Celtic, saying that he would be a flawless example for younger players who would benefit from following the advice of a model professional. (more...)
US Open - Sloane surprises everyone US Open - Sloane surprises everyone
- September 16, 2017

Open singles title was Althea Gibson, who won in 1957 and again in 1958 when it was still an amateur event. Keys, 22, and Stephens, 24, have known each other for years. Her father, the late John Stephens, was an National Football League running back from 1988 to 1993. Stephens made her breakthrough in 2013 when she defeated Serena Williams to reach the Australian Open semifinal. (more...)
Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Everton FC
- September 16, 2017

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Mourinho said it is unlikely Lukaku will be able to challenge Rooney's record given the former club captain arrived at Old Trafford when he was a teenager. "An investment (on a par with) the teams that want to play for the title, so I am sure that their objective, if not the title, is the top four". "So what I want is to have the players available and sometimes they are not playing, but for me as a manager it's important". (more...)
Man United's Paul Pogba 'out for a few matches'
- September 16, 2017

Pogba is also expected to miss France's crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Belarus in early October , with Les Bleus - among the favourites to lift the trophy in Russian Federation next summer - yet to confirm their place. (more...)
Man City faces 'demanding' game against Watford - Guardiola Man City faces 'demanding' game against Watford - Guardiola
- September 16, 2017

The Portugal global joined the Citizens from Monaco last month but has only managed one Premier League start this season, although he did impress up front during Wednesday's 4-0 Champions League win over Feyenoord. He was the only player out of contract in July to be given a new deal as a raft of senior squad members were released to spark a summer re-build. The Hornets have been one of the surprise packages so far this season, as they have collected eight points from their opening four ... (more...)
Banco Bradesco SA (BBD)- Stocks Trapped in Bearish Claws
- September 16, 2017

Finally, Scotiabank upgraded Banco Bradesco SA from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $12.20. (more...)
Philippe Coutinho Ready For Liverpool Start: Jurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho Ready For Liverpool Start: Jurgen Klopp
- September 16, 2017

The home fans greeted the sight of the 25-year-old on the touchline with applause, although the replacement was unable to mark his comeback by helping Liverpool grab a late victor in their Group E opener. "It's always hard to replace top-class players but we did it well towards the end of last season (when Mane was out)", Klopp added. "It was clear before the season that there would be moments when he can not - or should not - play", the German said of Mane. (more...)
Astana loses to Villarreal in Europa League Astana loses to Villarreal in Europa League
- September 16, 2017

But with both teams half expecting referee Srdjan Jovanovic to blow his whistle, he waved play on instead. His introduction for Sansone two minutes later, made a difference for the La Liga side as the DR Congo global made a brilliant run towards goal and fired the Yellow Submarines ahead again with a fine finish in the 75th minute. (more...)
Dont'a Hightower and Danny Amendola missed practice Dont'a Hightower and Danny Amendola missed practice
- September 16, 2017

The New England Patriots received another blow to their offense leading into a Week 2 matchup with the New Orleans Saints , as wide receiver Danny Amendola is out with a concussion. The team said he will not play Sunday. In addition, the Patriots also ruled out special teams captain Matthew Slater (hamstring) and No. 3 defensive tackle Vincent Valentine (knee) for the second week in a row. (more...)
Real Madrid begins Champions League campaign on a high Real Madrid begins Champions League campaign on a high
- September 16, 2017

Sevilla thwart Liverpool Liverpool paid a heavy price for a first-half penalty miss as Sevilla grabbed a late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw in their Champions League group E opener at Anfield. Marco Asensio may be sidelined for the match against the Cypriot team. But crazier things have happened in the Champions League . Though that could indicate a blowout, it still is fun to watch one of the best clubs in the world at their peak. (more...)
Canelo vs. GGG: Both fighters weigh-in at 160 pounds Canelo vs. GGG: Both fighters weigh-in at 160 pounds
- September 16, 2017

OddsShark noted Golovkin is listed as the slight favorite (minus-155) over the underdog Alvarez (plus-135), but it wouldn't come as a surprise to see either fighter walk away as the unified middleweight champion. and even Alvarez, who gave back his World Boxing Council belt a year ago rather than accept a Golovkin date. Coverage for the fight will begin at 8 p.m. (more...)
New series and new start for Rohit Sharma New series and new start for Rohit Sharma
- September 16, 2017

By the end of the four-Test series, Kohli said a few of the Australian players were not his friends anymore. We have to make sure we need guys who are more than 100% fit. I guess that could be the option. Having said that, when you have versatility in your team, it gives captain and coach a little bit of relief that these guys can take up any position they are offered. (more...)
Man Utd boss Mourinho 'furious' with with ignorant Pogba Man Utd boss Mourinho 'furious' with with ignorant Pogba
- September 16, 2017

Marouane Fellaini replaced Pogba and the Belgian star broke the deadlock before he teed up Marcus Rashford for the home side's third goal in a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. He said: "I just know that it's a muscular injury, he's out for the weekend match, that's the only match I'm thinking about, I don't think any further than that". (more...)
Friend Of JP Donleavy Says Author Felt At Home In Westmeath Friend Of JP Donleavy Says Author Felt At Home In Westmeath
- September 16, 2017

The Ginger Man has sold over 50 million copies worldwide. Donleavy was born to Irish immigrants in New York City in 1926. He was an accomplished painter too and had exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including a show in Manhattan in 2007 when he was 81. (more...)
Former UN leader Ban Ki-moon tabbed for International Olympic Committee ethics chair Former UN leader Ban Ki-moon tabbed for International Olympic Committee ethics chair
- September 16, 2017

The 73-year-old South Korean was recommended by the IOC Executive Board to be its new chair of the Ethics Commission in July. That is why I did everything possible to strengthen the culture of ethics at the United Nations. "I am truly humbled to serve the International Olympic Committee through this role". As his first task on the job, Ban is expected to launch a probe on allegations that the vote to award the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro was rigged. (more...)
Liverpool to face January competition for Stefan de Vrij Liverpool to face January competition for Stefan de Vrij
- September 16, 2017

Liverpool have spent most of 2017 chasing de Vrij's worldwide team-mater Virgil van Dijk but with Southampton holding out for a figure in excess of €70M, the Lazio man looks to be the cheaper option for a short-term fix. Lazio want to set the release clause at €30m (£26.5m), but De Vrij wants the figure to be lower. According to Corriere dello Sport, in the next few days, Lazio Sports Director Igli Tare will meet with De Vrij's agent to continue the negotiation process. (more...)
CBI should question me, not harass Karti : P Chidambaram CBI should question me, not harass Karti : P Chidambaram
- September 15, 2017

The senior Congress leader's son had been called by the CBI for questioning but he did not appear, arguing that the special court had discharged all the accused and closed the case. The nod was supposed to come through the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) but was given by the FM instead. In 2011, former Aircel head C Sivasankaran complained to the CBI that he was being forced by the then telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran to sell Aircel to the Malaysia-based Maxis Communications ... (more...)
Donnel Pumphrey Reportedly out Indefinitely with Hamstring Injury Donnel Pumphrey Reportedly out Indefinitely with Hamstring Injury
- September 15, 2017

But it's doubtful Pumphrey will get back on the active roster because he was a surprise survivor of the final cuts as a developmental player and wasn't likely to be activated for games anyway. LeGarrette Blount is the primary running back, with Darren Sproles serving as a change of pace and Wendell Smallwood occasionally spelling both of them. (more...)