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NCAA punishes Rutgers for 'failure to monitor football program' under Kyle Flood NCAA punishes Rutgers for 'failure to monitor football program' under Kyle Flood
- September 22, 2017

Rutgers did avoid some of the most-serious possible penalties, which included a postseason ban and scholarship reductions. Flood was criticized by the panel for his "casual approach to compliance", and that he exercised "little, if any, oversight on the group", thereby enabling the staff to administer the program with virtually no supervision. (more...)
Pep Guardiola: League Cup can be a waste of energy Pep Guardiola: League Cup can be a waste of energy
- September 22, 2017

Three days later we have a game, then three days later we have the Champions League and then, after, Stamford Bridge". "For the managers it is a lot of wasted energy, but we knew that before, so it is not a complaint in those terms. But their new manager Roy Hodgson guided them to a midweek Carabao Cup win over Huddersfield, and Guardiola has warned his players to be wary. "The team are not pulled by strings". (more...)
Oklahoma State vs. TCU Oklahoma State vs. TCU
- September 22, 2017

The Frogs also boast the 19th best offense with 507.3 yards per game. Ben Banogu can be the leading force in creating pressure against Rudolph, though that pressure won't necessarily stem only from the front seven. a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. By game's end, Rudolph had tallied 497 passing yards on 23 completions, tossing five touchdowns. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski's participation upgraded at Patriots practice
- September 22, 2017

The 28-year-old tight end is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, and his run-blocking ability is severely underrated. "It was rough sitting out last week, watching the guys get out there". Doug Kyed of New England Sports Network also confirmed the report. "I feel really good today". Gronkowski was on the field for Wednesday's practice, but wound up listed as a non-participant in the session. (more...)
Canada inflation 1.4 percent in August Canada inflation 1.4 percent in August
- September 22, 2017

Canada's annual inflation rate picked up in August, bringing it somewhat closer to the central bank's target as gasoline prices and shelter costs rose, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. (more...)
Upcoming Winter Olympics medals revealed Upcoming Winter Olympics medals revealed
- September 22, 2017

French Sports Minister Laura Flessel told RTL radio that while they're "not there yet", if "our security can not be assured, the French Olympics team will stay at home", Reuters reported. "If it gets worse and we do not have their security confirmed, our French team will stay here". In total, 259 sets have been made for next year's Winter Games. (more...)
Guardiola oultines City plan for Yaya after seasonal debut Guardiola oultines City plan for Yaya after seasonal debut
- September 22, 2017

City, who are joint top of the Premier League with rivals Manchester United after five games, host basement side Crystal Palace on Saturday . Discussions between City and the online retail giant are yet to be finalised, but intimate match-day content, such as Pep Guardiola's team talks and staff meetings, is expected to be included in the final production. (more...)
Is Jose Mourinho right? Should the League Cup be scrapped? Is Jose Mourinho right? Should the League Cup be scrapped?
- September 22, 2017

Meanwhile, Charlie Austin is a doubt after picking up a knock. The Saints have a respectable total of eight points on the board, and they now find themselves in the top half of the table. "I see the match tomorrow as a very hard match". United's second came when Daley Blind pushed the ball down the left and Rashford gave Connor Ripley no chance with a fierce shot that beat the Burton goalkeeper off his right post. (more...)
Mizuto Hirota pulled from UFC Fight Night Japan Mizuto Hirota pulled from UFC Fight Night Japan
- September 22, 2017

UFC Fight Night 117 will feature a light heavyweight scrap between Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami . "Moving to the main card will be the flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga and Ulka Sasaki". 22 at 10 PM ET on FXX. Among the five fights predicted were two unanimous selections by our staff. Shockingly, neither was the main event, despite Yushin Okami stepping up on very short notice to face the always risky Ovince Saint Preux. (more...)
Jose Mourinho has "no idea" on Paul Pogba return
- September 22, 2017

Over a week on from the game, it remains unclear when the midfielder will return to action. Mourinho was asked over Pogba's prognosis at his press conference to preview Saturday's trip to Southampton but the manager was able to offer no new information. (more...)
Trump Approves US Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration Following Hurricane Maria Trump Approves US Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration Following Hurricane Maria
- September 22, 2017

Gear doesn't keep rescued dogs at her farm, and other groups will have picked up most of the animals by today. The Virgin Islands Pets will be sent to a number of different animal shelters in east coast states, where they will be put up for adoption. (more...)
Golden State Warriors open training camp today Golden State Warriors open training camp today
- September 22, 2017

Durant was caught out, red-handed, defending himself on social media from what was likely meant to be a burner account. In addition, the discussion drifted to Durant's former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder , and the fascinating season they have ahead with Westbrook and Paul George forming a new dynamic duo in Oklahoma, and how their pending free agencies could make life hard for Thunder General Manager Sam Presti. (more...)
Pakistan's anti-corruption body freezes accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family Pakistan's anti-corruption body freezes accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family
- September 22, 2017

The Court today ordered Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt. (retd) Safdar to be present before the court on September 26. NAB also pasted the summonses and property attachment notices at Sharifs' residence in Raiwind on the outskirts of Lahore since the 67-year-old is now in London to be with his ailing wife. (more...)
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo named FIFA Best finalists Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo named FIFA Best finalists
- September 22, 2017

Ronaldo won the inaugural award past year, ahead of Messi with Neymar fourth behind Atletico's Antoine Griezmann. Who will win the FIFA Best Men's Player Award? Messi scored 54 goals last season as Barcelona won the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. (more...)
Rouhani defends Iran nuclear deal against rogue newcomers Rouhani defends Iran nuclear deal against rogue newcomers
- September 22, 2017

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday defended the nuclear deal at the United Nations , saying it was an internationally-backed accord whose fate could not be decided by "one or two countries". "What I can tell you is if he does not certify, he's certainly on grounds to not do that", she said about it. Commenting on the meeting of the parties to the nuclear deal, Tillerson said, "It was not a technical discussion, it was a political discussion of the political aspects". (more...)
Parker: Why Manchester United have edge over Manchester City in title race
- September 22, 2017

Somewhere along the line, Tottenham have to click into gear. The Reds 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday once again highlighted their defensive problems which have cost them heavily already this season. Spurs already cannot match their incredible home record at White Hart Lane last season and the seven points they've dropped at home in 2017/18 are already more than they dropped in their final season at White Hart Lane. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony hoping for a trade to Rockets before Monday
- September 22, 2017

Houston would benefit from having Carmelo as a spot-up shooter, but the roster as now constructed is considerably improved and forcing a trade isn't wise. " Carmelo Anthony will be with us for media day Monday and for practice on Tuesday", said Knicks president Steve Mills, who replaced Phil Jackson during the offseason. (more...)
Jesse Lingard reveals 'secret targets' with Marcus Rashford at Manchester United Jesse Lingard reveals 'secret targets' with Marcus Rashford at Manchester United
- September 22, 2017

That appearance off the bench at Arsenal was followed by a starting role in the home win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League finale, before McTominay was selected by Jose Mourinho for their pre-season tour. In each game, we set them ourselves, but that's our little secret and we have our own ambitions as well. "It's a bit of a headache for the manager, but it's a good headache for him to have". (more...)
London pair charged with murder over au-pair's burned body London pair charged with murder over au-pair's burned body
- September 22, 2017

Ouissem M., 40 years old, and Sabrina K. 34 years old, have been indicted for " murder", said the british police in a press release. Police discovered the body on Wednesday after parents walking their children home from school reported a large fire and "foul-smelling smoke", according to reports. (more...)
Mourinho: Why This Man Utd Star Hasn't Played This Season Mourinho: Why This Man Utd Star Hasn't Played This Season
- September 22, 2017

Matic, who signed from Mourinho's former club Chelsea in the close season, has made an immediate impact and was named man of the match in 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Everton while Fellaini has played well as a starter or off the bench. (more...)
Tim Sherwood predicts where Man United, Man City will finish this season
- September 22, 2017

Herrera has been a firm fan favourite since his move from Athletic Bilbao and had excellent season previous year in Mourinho's debut campaign playing a major part in United's three trophies. The club - who in January returned the top of the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time since 2005 - achieved a record operating profit of £80.8m and record earnings of £199.8m before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. (more...)
Real Betis 1-0 Real Madrid Real Betis 1-0 Real Madrid
- September 22, 2017

The return of the French striker will be a boost for Zidane after Real Madrid have only scored nine goals in the first five games of the campaign - with Barcelona netting 17 in the same time. We talk about soccer, not just goals '. Their star Brazilian fullback player, Marcelo picked up an injury and was substituted by Lucas Vazquez. Real Madrid have a star-studded squad and it is natural that youngsters like Theo Hernandez, Dani Ceballos and Jesus Vallejo will find it tough ... (more...)
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals 2017 Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals 2017
- September 22, 2017

While Arians' response was a amusing one, it also served as a reminder that only so much can be taken from a prior result due in large part to the differences in personnel. "I would say they are damn lucky", Fitzgerald said. I'll be the first to admit that Dez has not been the same All Pro receiver we witnessed in 2014, but the man is far from washed up. (more...)
National Hockey League to have independent doctor examine Lupul National Hockey League to have independent doctor examine Lupul
- September 22, 2017

Following all of this, the National Hockey League has come out and ordered that Lupul get a medical exam to determine if he is physically fit from an independent party. He then becomes a cap liability for the Leafs, but the buyout period ended June 30. "They cheat, everyone lets them". He later deleted the comment, but left the photo up, this time with the comment " All work is what? ". (more...)
South Africa's Gigaba calls for criminal probe into KPMG South Africa's Gigaba calls for criminal probe into KPMG
- September 22, 2017

An internal inquiry by the accounting firm criticized its role in advising a Gupta-linked company on the acquisition of a coal mine from Glencore Plc and said four KPMG partners shouldn't have attended a lavish Gupta family wedding. KPMG SA's chief executive, its chair and five executives resigned on Friday as a result of the global firm's investigation into the auditor. "BLSA recognizes the considerable steps announced by KPMG to change its leadership and commence a process of cultural ... (more...)
Stoke boss Hughes: I enjoyed watching Diego Costa. I'll miss him Stoke boss Hughes: I enjoyed watching Diego Costa. I'll miss him
- September 22, 2017

Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron are already on the sidelines so should Wimmer not recover it would leave Mark Hughes with only Bruno Martins Indi as a fit recognised centre-half. "Beat Arsenal, drew with Manchester United and we've got to get back to that level of performance to do anything against Chelsea ". He said: "I think they've had more sent off than in the whole of past year". (more...)
Cubs rally in ninth to beat host Brewers Cubs rally in ninth to beat host Brewers
- September 22, 2017

Arrieta gave up one run and five hits over five innings in his first game since September 4. Chicago's lead remains 3 1/2 games over the Brewers with 10-games left to play. Nearly exactly halfway through a six-year, $155 million commitment, the Lester investment has already paid for itself, because the Cubs are the defending World Series champs and couldn't have done it without him. (more...)
Emery To Pick Set Piece Taker Emery To Pick Set Piece Taker
- September 22, 2017

According to French newspaper l'Equipe, Neymar has attempted to settle his much publicized penalty kick row with Edinson Cavani. Cavani ultimately took the spot-kick and failed to convert, with Emery commenting after the game he was happy to let the pair sort it out between themselves. (more...)
WTA TOKYO - Kerber upset Pliskova to reach the semifinal WTA TOKYO - Kerber upset Pliskova to reach the semifinal
- September 22, 2017

Earlier, Karolina Pliskova appeared to suffer no ill-effects of playing without a coach when the tall Czech swept aside Magda Linette 6-2 6-1 to also advance to the last eight. Kerber, seeded seventh and a former Tokyo finalist, came through 7-6, 7-5 as she repelled some brutal hitting from her Czech opponent in a contest of real quality. (more...)
Everton in a hard moment - Koeman Everton in a hard moment - Koeman
- September 22, 2017

While Koeman expects his side to improve now that a hard run of fixtures to start the new season is out the way, he used the occasion of his pre-match press conference before Saturday's clash with Bournemouth to restate his belief that this season is too soon to be talking about his young Everton outfit as a top-four team. (more...)

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