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Gun Battle Between Militants And Security Forces In Baramulla, Two Militants Killed Gun Battle Between Militants And Security Forces In Baramulla, Two Militants Killed
- September 04, 2017

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained. More terrorists are believed to have been trapped in the area and the encounter is now underway. On September 1, one jawan was martyred and at least four others were injured when militants attacked a bus carrying security personnel near Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar . (more...)
IPL media rights update IPL media rights update
- September 04, 2017

The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) has received 14 bids for television and internet and mobile rights of the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) at the auction that is now underway in Mumbai . When IPL was launched in 2008, Sony had won the media rights for Rs 8,200 crore. The bids were invited for seven categories - India television, India digital, US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and rest of the world. (more...)
Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open
- September 04, 2017

Displacing the power player from the baseline, Sevastova mixed in the drop shot and sharp angles dragging Sharapova into awkward positions on court. Open's fourth round, something she last did in 2013. The Latvian, who also reached the quarter-finals in NY past year, will face local favourite Sloane Stephens after the American beat French world number 30 Julia Goerges 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. (more...)
US Open: Venus Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro to reach quarter-finals US Open: Venus Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro to reach quarter-finals
- September 04, 2017

You've got to take it. Resurgent Czech Petra Kvitova , who stunned Spain's Wimbledon champion and third seed Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (3) 6-3 to enter the quarter-finals, is the only player in the bottom half of the women's draw to have not dropped a set in this year's tournament so far. (more...)
Deal With Man City For Sanchez Was Never Close - Wenger Deal With Man City For Sanchez Was Never Close - Wenger
- September 04, 2017

However, after Arsenal's move for Thomas Lemar fell through, the club chose to keep a hold of the Chile worldwide. Arsenal were the front-runners for most of the summer and Arsene Wenger launched a huge £92m bid [via the Mirror ] to sign the winger on deadline day as he looked to find a possible replacement for Man City target Alexis Sanchez . (more...)
No. 21 Virginia Tech leads No. 22 WVU at the half No. 21 Virginia Tech leads No. 22 WVU at the half
- September 04, 2017

Head coach Justin Fuente of the Virginia Tech Hokies. In his first game in a Mountaineer uniform Grier will show signs of taking the offense to the next level. and backup running back Lorenzo Dorr. Simms only had 95 yards receiving last year, but was expected to start for this year's iteration of the Mountaineers. (more...)
Stroll keeps grounded after record-breaking front row
- September 04, 2017

The vehicle felt great and we were able to go out and deliver a result, which was awesome - a front row for tomorrow, it doesn't get much better. Hamilton has signed a time of one minute and 34,660 seconds on the circuit of Monza. "It's going to be a special experience". "There's going to be no-one in front of me, just someone beside me". I'm going to do my own race and he's going to do his. (more...)
Man United legend believes that Lukaku is 'perfect' for them Man United legend believes that Lukaku is 'perfect' for them
- September 04, 2017

Rooney , the club's all-time top scorer, believes his old side have managed to sign the ideal player. "He will get more time on the ball this season and will score a few from outside the box as he will have time - as he proved against West Ham in the first game of season". (more...)
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal move closer to sem-final clash
- September 04, 2017

The Austrian, who turns 24 on Sunday, got past Adrian Mannarino of France 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Third seed and five-time former champion Federer finally settled into an easy rhythm in his third-round match against fellow veteran Feliciano Lopez . (more...)
UNC Football Falls Flat Against Cal in Season Opener UNC Football Falls Flat Against Cal in Season Opener
- September 04, 2017

This led to the first passing touchdown of Surratt's career-and gave the Tar Heels a 24-21 lead-but it was the last significant offense UNC would manufacture until a garbage time touchdown as time expired. "That's not who we're gonna be". "That was on third down and we had an incompletion, so he really saved our drive with that". But once it did, Cal sliced and diced UNC in its first game under Justin Wilcox. (more...)
US Open 2017: Confident Roger Federer sees off Feliciano Lopez in three
- September 04, 2017

Also advancing were No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber , a straight-sets victor over Australian John Millman, and Alexandr Dolgopolov , who routed Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0, 6-4. "I'm happy where I am right now". I'm happy that today was straight. It's different playing him in a first round than in a fourth round. They weren't even that tough, to be quite honest because there was a lot of 6-1, 6-2 sets. (more...)
Kyrie Irving praises 'awesome' LeBron James Kyrie Irving praises 'awesome' LeBron James
- September 04, 2017

The Cavs accommodated him on August 22, acquiring Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas , small forward Jae Crowder , center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round pick. They managed to get plenty in return for their young star, while Boston added a crunch-time scorer who has championship experience. As guarded as I am and as everyone likes to say that I have a wall up, spending two minutes or five minutes asking someone genuinely about themselves is what I truly care ... (more...)
Redskins' shocked but supportive of Su'a Cravens Redskins' shocked but supportive of Su'a Cravens
- September 04, 2017

He didn't practice Sunday morning. All said they hoped to see him on the field this season. Though he's now battling a knee injury, Cravens is expected to be the team's starting strong safety - not just for this year, but in the years to come. (more...)
India win 5th ODI vs Sri Lanka; clinch Series 5-0 India win 5th ODI vs Sri Lanka; clinch Series 5-0
- September 04, 2017

Virat Kohli's India will be looking to complete their second whitewash of the Sri Lankan tour when they take on the islanders in the final ODI of the five-match series at Colombo on Wednesday. But then a corker of a delivery from Bumrah undid Tharanga's poise the very next ball. It's a turnaround Sri Lanka will be happy with amid the gloom. (more...)
Rafael Nadal again rallies from set down to advance at US Open Rafael Nadal again rallies from set down to advance at US Open
- September 04, 2017

The Spaniard had an opportunity to serve his way into a third-set tiebreak, but Federer broke him for the fifth time in the match to take the set 7-5 and seal the triumph. "I think that bottom half of the draw is going to be surprising for one guy. Has a nice one-handed backhand, which I love to see, of course". I think now I'm just trusting my movement better. (more...)
Watch Lewis Hamilton taunt a giant angry crowd to its face Watch Lewis Hamilton taunt a giant angry crowd to its face
- September 04, 2017

It was Mercedes' third one-two this season and the team's 39th overall. From there, it was a lonely race as Ferrari did not have the pace to match or close in on Mercedes, but Vettel is not anxious and believes the team will fight back in future races. (more...)
Cowboys trade for Green Bay LB Jayrone Elliott, release Mark Nzeocha Cowboys trade for Green Bay LB Jayrone Elliott, release Mark Nzeocha
- September 03, 2017

They claimed defensive tackle Brian Price off waivers from Green Bay . Price played his college ball at UT San Antonio, and went undrafted previous year. Along with Price, the Cowboys are adding another former Packers player. Dallas made room for Elliott by waiving linebacker Mark Nzeocha , a seventh-round selection in 2015. (more...)
Bills surprisingly cut Jonathan Williams, leaving RB situation unclear Bills surprisingly cut Jonathan Williams, leaving RB situation unclear
- September 03, 2017

Williams, who was slated to be the No. 2 back behind LeSean McCoy , played in 11 games as a rookie in 2016 and rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown. Williams had impressed when given the opportunity this preseason, rushing for 121 yards on 21 carries, good for 5.8 yards per attempt. (more...)
Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open
- September 03, 2017

The 19-tie major victor is 33-1 in night matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Lopez refused to go down without a fight in the final set, and he managed to bounce back from a Federer break by breaking the 19-time Grand Slam victor for the first time in the match. (more...)
USA successfully tests missile interception in Hawaii USA successfully tests missile interception in Hawaii
- September 03, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency says in a news release it and U.S. Navy sailors shot down the test missile aboard the USS John Paul Jones using the Standard-Missile-6 guided missiles. In an earlier statement, Abe described North Korea's nuclear and missile programme as an increasingly "grave and urgent" threat to the safety of Japan. (more...)
England players and fans must lift each other - Southgate England players and fans must lift each other - Southgate
- September 03, 2017

Southgate felt his side put on a "professional" performance in the game against Malta , who put up a resilient display until they exhausted late on to allow England to exert their authority. England goalkeeper Joe Hart will keep his place against Slovakia, while Marcus Rashford may have forced his way into the starting line-up. "Our matches with them were really tight", said Southgate. (more...)
Italian GP: Qualifying notes - Williams Italian GP: Qualifying notes - Williams
- September 03, 2017

Vettel finished a distant third behind Mercedes pairing Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and lost the lead of the world championship, with an off at the first chicane causing some damage. Esteban Ocon in the Force India took sixth place, followed by Lance Stroll in seventh, followed by the two Williams cars . Hamilton, now three points clear of Vettel, said he had had "a real nice song" playing in his head as he stood on the podium and so the crowd's reception had gone over his ... (more...)
F1 driver's insanely gutsy move sent Twitter into a meltdown F1 driver's insanely gutsy move sent Twitter into a meltdown
- September 03, 2017

Ricciardo was also gaining on Vettel in the fight for the rostrum but ran out of laps to catch the second Ferrari in order to pull off an outstanding battle through the pack with a trophy to reward his efforts. "My race was basically finished after three laps", said the Dutchman. We were catching Seb by a second a lap but then he was able to turn it up a bit and I was using all of my tyres. (more...)
Howard pulls biggest point-spread upset in college football history Howard pulls biggest point-spread upset in college football history
- September 03, 2017

UNLV paid Howard $600,000 to play the game at Sam Boyd Stadium, and the loss to the FCS team "threw into major doubt all the optimism coach Tony Sanchez expressed in the leadup to the season", the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote . The Rebels responded by reeling off 24 consecutive points and led 33-21 when Charles Williams plunged in from a yard out with 6:45 left in the third. (more...)
Isco nutmegs Marco Verratti during Spain v Italy friendly Isco nutmegs Marco Verratti during Spain v Italy friendly
- September 03, 2017

Verratti saw Isco's midfield dominion first hand as he was ruthlessly nutmegged by Isco in the second half when Spain were already leading for 2-0 . Isco's virtuoso display for Spain against Italy on Saturday night is being regarded as one of the finest individual performances for generations. (more...)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals he still wants to sign Thomas Lemar Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals he still wants to sign Thomas Lemar
- September 03, 2017

Alexis Sanchez's proposed move to Manchester City collapsed as a result of Arsenal's failure to push through a late move for Lemar, with a medical virtually impossible due to the player being on worldwide duty. "You have to respect what happens on the negotiation side". "Yes, we'll come back in for him", Wenger said. Lemar went on to score twice in France's 4-0 World Cup qualifier win over the Netherlands that night, highlighting his potential as a top-level talent. (more...)
I'll Be Back - Arsene Wenger To Return For Liverpool Target Thomas Lemar I'll Be Back - Arsene Wenger To Return For Liverpool Target Thomas Lemar
- September 03, 2017

Wenger: "Yes, we bid 100m euros for Lemar". Are we going to make another offer? Yes. "He is always ready to receive the ball, he is quite complete in both defence and attack". The striker moved to PSG on loan instead. We can already see the difference in the calls he makes [to receive the ball]. Per the piece, Liverpool were also said to be keen on the player as well as being Lemar's preferred option. (more...)
Arsene Wenger Talks Thomas Lemar, Jack Wilshere Rumours Arsene Wenger Talks Thomas Lemar, Jack Wilshere Rumours
- September 03, 2017

The 46-year-old, who enjoyed three seasons playing under Arsene Wenger , has defended his former boss amid intense scrutiny of late. Wenger was an advocate when the regulations came into place but is unconvinced by their lack of efficacy. Earlier this week, Wenger had confirmed it was Lemar who had turned down the move, after the two clubs agreed a fee. Arsenal signed Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon in the summer transfer window. (more...)
Melania Trump to Hurricane Victims: 'Be Strong' Melania Trump to Hurricane Victims: 'Be Strong'
- September 03, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the launch of the Rebuild Texas Fund with a $36-million pledge from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. "We were all laughing about that", Velez said. Hundreds of evacuees from Port Arthur and Beaumont are taking humanitarian evacuation flights to Dallas, where more than 9,000 evacuees are being sheltered. (more...)
Four players to keep an eye on at the Dell Technologies Championship Four players to keep an eye on at the Dell Technologies Championship
- September 03, 2017

The fact that our only wins really in the past two years have been at Indianapolis is not something we're proud of in one respect. In the Par 5 News, Tiger Woods made headlines news again last week when he and his former girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, had their privacy violated, plus Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne resigns. (more...)