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Karim Benzema signs new Real Madrid contract with €1bn release clause
- September 20, 2017

Since moving to the Bernabeu from Lyon in 2009 in a £38 million deal, Benzema has racked up 181 goals in 371 appearances for Los Blancos, lifting three Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and two FIFA Club World Cups along the way. (more...)
Australia back in Kolkata after 14 years to take on dominant India
- September 20, 2017

Ahead of Thursday's 2nd ODI against visitingAustralia, Team Indiatoday cancelled its crucial net practice at Eden Gardens due to heavyrains forcing theCAB to cover the whole ground for precautionary measure. "(The grass on the wicket) is probably more than I've seen in India for a while", Smith said. "No excuses. We are ready to go tomorrow", Smith said. (more...)
Chahal Praises Aggressive Captain, Virat Kohli Chahal Praises Aggressive Captain, Virat Kohli
- September 20, 2017

Kuldeep, who dismissed ever so unsafe David Warner , during the post-match show, stated that how Dhoni told him to go about bowling against the Australian opener. Batting for 20 overs is difficult when you're losing wickets and trying to go quite hard. The leg-spinner, however, said that India's minus-point was that they had to bowl ten overs with each new ball. (more...)
Emile Heskey makes call on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's position
- September 20, 2017

The England global started in a wide position in Tuesday night's EFL Cup third-round tie against Leicester City, but he failed to impress at the King Power Stadium as the team got knocked out in a 2-0 defeat. Apparently the main reason why the Ox turned down his offer from Arsenal was so he could play in the middle. "I think the squad is wide enough to play in different competitions and to come as far as possible and that's the plan at the moment". (more...)
Khalid Latif banned, fined in PSL spot-fixing case Khalid Latif banned, fined in PSL spot-fixing case
- September 20, 2017

He was also fined 1 million Pakistan Rupees (USD 9489 approximately). In August, Sharjeel was banned for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal. Four other players - Mohammad Irfan , Nasir Jamshed, Shahzaib Hasan and Mohammad Nawaz - are also under investigation by the tribunal and have also been provisionally suspended. (more...)
5 wavier wire targets in fantasy football after Week 3 5 wavier wire targets in fantasy football after Week 3
- September 20, 2017

His shift from finesse to a more power-based running style fits his size and physical attributes and gives him a better shot of playing on Sundays. This should allow Siemian to see coverages to exploit when defenses stack the box against Anderson and Charles. (more...)
Premier League goal of the weekend
- September 20, 2017

Yes they have lost Diego Costa, but Alvaro Morata is looking a very good, if not exact, replacement and Antonio Conte should not be underestimated - the champions will put a good defence of their crown, no doubt. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich may have bank-rolled Chelsea's initial burst into the top tier of the European game when he bought the club in 2003, but his cash injections have dried up in recent years as Arsenal have started to spend big once again. (more...)
Herrera: Man Utd must win to keep Real Madrid target De Gea Herrera: Man Utd must win to keep Real Madrid target De Gea
- September 20, 2017

Herrera also offered a sound reasoning as to why he considers De Gea to be the best shot stopper in world football at the present time. Former Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson believes the Red Devils have an aura about them this season which was missing previous year. (more...)
Florida tolls still free a week after Irma Florida tolls still free a week after Irma
- September 20, 2017

Florida drivers haven't had to pay highway tolls for nearly two weeks thanks to Hurricane Irma . You can't keep your home clean and keep germs out without power, ' she said. It's unclear how much revenue Florida's Turnpike, MDX or other regional governing boards of Florida toll roads may have lost - money that Florida drivers, in turn, saved - in the 13 days so far that tolls have been suspended because of Irma . (more...)
Magical Messi hits four as Barca thrash Eibar Magical Messi hits four as Barca thrash Eibar
- September 20, 2017

Messi netted three times in the second half after opening the scoring in the first as Barca cruised to a 6-1 La Liga win at Camp Nou on Tuesday. Messi, who has now scored 39 hat tricks for his club, has already scored 12 times in just eight games in all competitions this season and has nine in five league outings. (more...)
Two Pakistani Intruders Gunned Down by BSF in Amritsar Two Pakistani Intruders Gunned Down by BSF in Amritsar
- September 20, 2017

When the troopers challenged the people, they opened fire. BSF said it recovered four packets of heroin weighing one kilo each, an AK-47 rifle, magazines, a 9 mm pistol, a Pakistani mobile phone, and Rs 20,000 in Pakistani currency on the infiltrators. (more...)
Former England and Manchester United FC defender Rio Ferdinand seeks boxing career Former England and Manchester United FC defender Rio Ferdinand seeks boxing career
- September 20, 2017

Speaking about the challenge, Rio explained that when he was approached by Betfair , the opportunity to prove himself at a new sporting discipline was too tempting to refuse. Well, he hasn't boxed professionally yet, but that is former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand's intention. Neville was not the only ex-pro to land a low blow on Ferdinand, with Robbie Savage also taking a shot at the former England centre-back, who he often does punditry alongside. (more...)
CSA works on Boxing Day Test CSA works on Boxing Day Test
- September 20, 2017

The Indian cricket team will start its new year with a tour to South Africa, which is likely to commence on 5 or 6 January in Cape Town. Lorgat also said a Test match is preferred over other formats for the last week of the year. West Indies are the other team available during that period, unless CSA reach out to Test newcomers Afghanistan or Ireland. Despite holding discussions since the beginning of the year, CSA and BCCI are yet to finalise the schedule. (more...)
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. expected to play tonight New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. expected to play tonight
- September 20, 2017

Detroit had taken the lead when Stafford connected with Marvin Jones with a 27-yard pass for the game's opening touchdown. The Lions rallied against the Giants during the September 18 game at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. (more...)
Manchester United and Marouane Fellaini unable to agree contract terms Manchester United and Marouane Fellaini unable to agree contract terms
- September 20, 2017

Even without playing, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba still made headlines this weekend, as he revealed his club mentors- Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes. "I had doubts as to whether it could last in the long term with him, I thought it was more of a stop-gap until they signed a right-back". The Toffees, although they have already had to play City, Chelsea , Tottenham and United, have just four points. (more...)
Parson's Green suspect 'pictured carrying bomb to tube in Lidl bag' Parson's Green suspect 'pictured carrying bomb to tube in Lidl bag'
- September 20, 2017

CCTV obtained by ITV shows a man leaving the property raided by police, around an hour and a half before the attack on Friday morning. The two searches were taking place at a suburban home in Sunbury, southwest of London, and in Stanwell, another suburb close to London Heathrow Airport. (more...)
British police reveal identity of one London Tube attack suspect British police reveal identity of one London Tube attack suspect
- September 20, 2017

The two suspects - one is 18 and the other is 21 - were arrested by British police on Saturday. Footage showed him being detained outside a chicken shop in Houslow, west London , on Saturday night. A friend, Alison Griffiths, said they are "great pillars of the community" who have taken in several hundred children in the last 40 years. Rudd cautioned that the investigation was ongoing. (more...)
Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5694th home run of season Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5694th home run of season
- September 20, 2017

Here are just a few of those career bests. That would be up 47 per cent from 4,186 in 2014. The home run average dropped in 2014 to its lowest level since 1992, then started rising during the second half of the 2015 season. There are still 12 days left in the regular season. Rookies accounted for 708 home runs through Monday, the most ever. The former Husker and Lincoln Southeast graduate hit a solo home run in eighth inning of Kansas City's 5-2 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night. (more...)
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) Trading Up 1.4% InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) Trading Up 1.4%
- September 20, 2017

Approximately 389,922 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 21% from the average daily volume of 493,467 shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their target price on InterContinental Hotels Group PLC from GBX 2,975 ($37.07) to GBX 3,260 ($40.62) and gave the company an underweight rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. (more...)
The Chargers' latest program included an embarrassing San Diego gaffe The Chargers' latest program included an embarrassing San Diego gaffe
- September 20, 2017

Now that the Bolts are back, they are playing in a soccer stadium - one that saw Miami Dolphins fans mount a fairly successful invasion in for the home opener. Not as cruel as taking the team away from the city, though. Garcetti is a self-professed Rams fan, so maybe that's why he doesn't care much for the Chargers coming to town. (more...)
Powerful earthquake rocks Mexico City Powerful earthquake rocks Mexico City
- September 20, 2017

In the central area of the Roma, at least one building had collapsed. Several cars were damaged by falling debris. The powerful quake reduced tall buildings to rubble, and reports surfaced of survivors trapped under tons of concrete. (more...)
Dustin Pedroia Fouls Ball Off Face, Leaves Game Dustin Pedroia Fouls Ball Off Face, Leaves Game
- September 20, 2017

Dan Straily (10-9) gave up one run in five innings and struck out eight. Their last win came August 30th against Jason Vargas of the Kansas City Royals. Eduardo Nunez will likely step in at second base once again until Pedroia returns to full strength. Rodriguez (5-6) took the loss for the Red Sox. (more...)
Ex-NFL CB Charles Tillman training to be Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Ex-NFL CB Charles Tillman training to be Federal Bureau of Investigation agent
- September 20, 2017

Tillman, who has a degree in criminal justice from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, tried his hand at TV last season with Fox but hasn't appeared this season. "[I'm also interested in] helping police officers and law enforcement, I'm big into that". I appreciate the men and women of the United States Army, Air Force, Marine Corp, Navy and Coast Guard for protecting our homeland. (more...)
Eddie Hearn: 'David Haye, Tony Bellew rematch not yet finalised' Eddie Hearn: 'David Haye, Tony Bellew rematch not yet finalised'
- September 20, 2017

After a heated build-up to the bout which saw Haye throw a punch at Bellew during a press conference the pair then traded heavy blows in the ring. He suffered the injury in the sixth round before eventually being stopped by the WBC cruiserweight world champion in the 11th. (more...)
Ronaldo set to return against Real Betis after five-game ban Ronaldo set to return against Real Betis after five-game ban
- September 20, 2017

Real's star man was sent off in the Spanish Super Cup first leg clash with Barcelona on August 13. Once Benzema and Ronaldo are back it will be hard for Mayoral to command a regular starting berth for Zidane's side but the prospect has demonstrated that he could be a valuable squad member this season. (more...)
Griffin appears to criticize ex-receiver Moss, coach Shanahan Griffin appears to criticize ex-receiver Moss, coach Shanahan
- September 20, 2017

Santana Moss had a front row seat to all of the drama that unfolded with the Washington Redskins involving Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III several years ago, and the former wide receiver recently hinted that he believes the way RG3 handled himself is part of the reason he remains a free agent. (more...)
Penn State's James Franklin on 'icing': 'You will never understand us' Penn State's James Franklin on 'icing': 'You will never understand us'
- September 20, 2017

Franklin admitted Penn State's running game, in terms of the simple ability to line up and knock opponents backward and pound the rock, has been lacking through three games. "So he calls timeout to get the second-team field-goal block in". We get that second team on the field and from that point on, we're going to go block the kick. (more...)
Kentucky QB Stephen Johnson transparent regarding the importance of Florida game Kentucky QB Stephen Johnson transparent regarding the importance of Florida game
- September 20, 2017

Florida coach Jim McElwain certainly heaped praise on Kentucky even if the Wildcats have not beat the Gators since 1986. If one report is accurate, things are about to get very real for a couple of members of the Florida football team. (more...)
Virat Kohli boasts highest win percentage among all captains, surpasses Lloyd, Ponting Virat Kohli boasts highest win percentage among all captains, surpasses Lloyd, Ponting
- September 20, 2017

One should also take into account, that Virat Kohli hasn't played that many games as a captain compared to Clive Lloyd and Ponting, which means, these numbers are expected to go down and Kohli won't carry this feat for long. And Maxwell mishit while fetching a wide one from Chahal. Chahal, who ended with figures of 3 for 30, credited Virat Kohli for transferring his attacking skills to him as well. (more...)
Don't take Bangladesh for granted, Gibson warns Proteas Don't take Bangladesh for granted, Gibson warns Proteas
- September 20, 2017

Most of the Proteas players are in the four-day Sunfoil Series which started on Tuesday morning around country and Gibson said it was important for them to get some action ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh. "We have not played Test match since August in England and you don't want to go to that match against Bangladesh on the back of no cricket". "I've worked with England on two occasions now and every time we've played against South Africa we've had great battles". (more...)

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