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Atletico: I'm very happy to return, says Costa Atletico: I'm very happy to return, says Costa
- September 26, 2017

Diego Costa's protracted return to Atletico Madrid after three years at Chelsea is nearly complete after terms were agreed over the striker's transfer. Pedro is fit following a leg problem, while midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was involved in a minor vehicle accident on his way home from training on Thursday but was uninjured. (more...)
Chelsea: Alvaro Morata Nets Slick Hat-Trick As Blues Cruise Past Stoke
- September 26, 2017

Alvaro Morata's scintillating start to his Premier League career continued on Saturday, with the Spaniard netting a superb hat-trick as Chelsea blitzed Stoke 4-0 at the Britannia. "I spoke with the doctor and I asked if Thibaut was OK and the answer was positive". "I think now Eden is improving a lot and for sure he's in contention for Atletico Madrid", Conte told reporters. (more...)
Trump rescinds invitation for Golden State Warriors to visit White House Trump rescinds invitation for Golden State Warriors to visit White House
- September 26, 2017

As the New York Times reports , the President "urged N.F.L. owners to fire players who do not stand for the national anthem, suggested that football is declining because it is not as violent as it once was". In another tweet, Paul said, "And I doubt he's man enough to call any of those players a son of a bitch to their face". "I support Commissioner Adam Silver, the National Basketball Association, its players and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech". (more...)
PVZ-Eye bout to be pulled from UFC 216 PVZ-Eye bout to be pulled from UFC 216
- September 26, 2017

According to a report from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com , this scrap will soon be officially cancelled, as VanZant has sustained a back injury in training - specifically, "an intervertebral disc injury". This would have been the second women's flyweight bout in UFC history. Eye, 31, was scheduled to meet Aspen Ladd at UFC 213 this past July, but the fight was pulled when Ladd fell sick. (more...)
Fans at Soldier Field have mixed feelings about protests during national anthem Fans at Soldier Field have mixed feelings about protests during national anthem
- September 26, 2017

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin appeared to take a swipe at the Bronze Star recipient's decision in a post-game press conference. "But when we come out of locker rooms, we come out of locker rooms to play football games". Villanueva, who played football while at West Point, served at Fort Drum from 2010-12. The Chicago Bulls legend and current Charlotte Hornets owner told the Charlotte Observer in a statement "one of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom ... (more...)
Chelsea won't rush Hazard back, says Conte Chelsea won't rush Hazard back, says Conte
- September 26, 2017

It was further strained over the summer with the player - having initially been granted an additional summer break after being told he could leave the club - ending up in exile in Brazil. The enigmatic forward, who led Atletico to La Liga triumph and the Champions League final in 2014, won two Premier League titles with Chelsea. Only midfielder Danny Drinkwater (calf) and defender David Luiz, who is suspended domestically and has a broken wrist, are absent. (more...)
Aaron Ramsey hails Arsenal character after important win over West Brom Aaron Ramsey hails Arsenal character after important win over West Brom
- September 26, 2017

The £52.7m summer signing continued his impressive scoring streak at his new home, with his finisher's opportunism bringing the only two goals of this 2-0 win over West Brom and ensuring this initially tricky night for Arsenal ended rather easily. (more...)
Virat Kohli equals Dhoni's record, likely to break it in 4th ODI Virat Kohli equals Dhoni's record, likely to break it in 4th ODI
- September 26, 2017

Hardik Pandya was promoted to number 4 and smashed 78 off 72 balls as India beat Australia by five wickets in the third one-day worldwide September 24 to clinch the series. With six overs of wide yorkers and pace variations from Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah to come, the task for the new batsmen progressively got tougher to get a move on. (more...)
Matthew Southgate Assessed Four Shot Penalty after Leaf Strikes Ball Matthew Southgate Assessed Four Shot Penalty after Leaf Strikes Ball
- September 26, 2017

A leaf?! How's that for a bad break? It gets a lot worse, though. Thus the rules called for Southgate to get a do-over from the bad break, replaying his birdie putt from the original spot. Asking someone to decipher all of that is more hard than any reading comprehension portion of the Saturday. From there, a frustrated Southgate tapped in for a par. (more...)
FNB Corporation (NYSE:FNB) Experiences Light Trading Volume
- September 26, 2017

The value of the company's investment in F.N.B. Several equities analysts recently issued reports on FNB shares. Corporation had a return on equity of 6.97% and a net margin of 19.43%. In other F.N.B. Corporation news, Director Frank C. Mencini purchased 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. Corporation and for the current quarter 11 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.24/share. (more...)
Conte hails 'fantastic' Chelsea fans after Morata-inspired win Conte hails 'fantastic' Chelsea fans after Morata-inspired win
- September 26, 2017

The support will mean a lot to Morata, after Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said soon after he signed him that the one striker he would really want was Harry Kane, SkySports reported . I think you've probably got 25-30 players at any given time that are world class. Lukaku, Morata and Kane are just below that level but they are still young men. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss avoids further punishment after dismissal at Southampton Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss avoids further punishment after dismissal at Southampton
- September 26, 2017

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Mata ( Ander Herrera 62), Mkhitaryan (Smalling 75), Rashford (Blind 92), Lukaku . "Now he has to continue this way to be a great striker". Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson were also on target, but Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy replied for Leicester and Liverpool were indebted to Simon Mignolet for saving Vardy's 73rd-minute penalty. (more...)
Joe Duffy to fight at UFC 217 in NY Joe Duffy to fight at UFC 217 in NY
- September 26, 2017

Duffy's sole loss inside the UFC's Octagon came after a three-round mauling from Dustin Poirier , not long after the Donegal man was forced to withdraw from their original bout in Dublin after suffering a concussion in sparring. Since appearing on the show in 2012 and making it to the semi-finals, Vick has fought exclusively for the UFC, going 7-1 in that stretch. The fight is the latest addition to a growing UFC 217 fight card headlined by middleweight champion Michael Bisping facing ... (more...)
Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid is 'bulletproofed', says Shane Ross Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid is 'bulletproofed', says Shane Ross
- September 26, 2017

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa will be presenting South Africa's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 in London on Monday. "And I'm very grateful for the fact that she's done that". He added that all five of Northern Ireland's main political parties supported the bid. The tournament is expected to attract 445,000 visitors to Ireland, and bring €1.5 billion to the economy. (more...)
Ivanka Trump spearheads $200M STEM effort Ivanka Trump spearheads $200M STEM effort
- September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump will soon direct the Department of Education to commit $200 million every year to K-12 computer science education, which Code.org is marking as a victory for its nonprofit organization. The Trump administration said science and technology are "more important than ever" for the modern workforce. A senior administration official said the administration will defer to local leadership to decide the best way to teach computer science and STEM, and to show the Education ... (more...)
LeBron James Just Dunked On Donald Trump Again LeBron James Just Dunked On Donald Trump Again
- September 26, 2017

The four-time MVP held nothing back, as he went in to support Curry wholeheartedly. Bron repeatedly referred to him as "that guy". Local press tried to get to the bottom behind the rift. "We're not going to let - I'm not going to let, while I have this platform - one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should have or she should have, ever use sport as a platform to divide us", James said. (more...)
Kevin De Bruyne set for Manchester City talks over contract extension
- September 26, 2017

De Bruyne has impressed in a slightly deeper playmaking role under Guardiola , with his excellent range of passing to the fore, and the former Chelsea and Wolfsburg man is one of five first-teamers on a players' council at City, alongside club captain Vincent Kompany , Fernandinho, David Silva and top scorer Sergio Aguero . (more...)
Pep opens up on Sane Pep opens up on Sane
- September 26, 2017

I respect Gareth Barry for playing 600 games in the Premier League . I am delighted with him. Not a game I love because the odds are ridiculously poor. " The know it and they feel it ", Guardiola told reporters after the game. They have to go to sleep tonight knowing they can lose. And the first half the ball was at the players' feet; it's not good. (more...)
Broncos LB Von Miller loses endorsement deal over anthem protest Broncos LB Von Miller loses endorsement deal over anthem protest
- September 25, 2017

Then he pulled the whole "too slow" move and yanked his hand back when Taylor was going to grab his hand. "Yeah, me and Von came out the same year". Passing game finds rhythmThe Bills passing game was determined to get out of the rut they were in the week before at Carolina. "I'm always going for the ball". (more...)
Yankees' Aaron Judge breaks Mark McGwire's rookie HR record Yankees' Aaron Judge breaks Mark McGwire's rookie HR record
- September 25, 2017

He connected twice in Yankee Stadium, giving him 50 home runs on the season. He broke it off Trevor Cahill in the seventh, launching a changeup just to the left of the bullpen beyond left-center field. Judge became one of five Yankees with 50-homer seasons, joining Alex Rodriguez, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth. Judge looked like he'd break this record easily by the All-Star break, but he had a awful second half through August. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers posts Aaron Rodgers posts "unity" pic on Instagram, elicits response from Tom Brady
- September 25, 2017

Brady also posted to Instagram , in a photo with his teammate, running back James White, who knelt while Brady stood during the anthem. "Until they do that, I don't think anything is going to change". "I think everyone has the right to do whatever they want to do", he said. "I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal". (more...)
Suspended Florida players now face multiple third-degree felony fraud charges Suspended Florida players now face multiple third-degree felony fraud charges
- September 25, 2017

The two charges recommended against them are: 1) fraud/obtaining property for under $20,000, and 2) possession and use of another person's credit card without consent. The eight players, along with freshman offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, have already been serving indefinite suspensions. Correction: The initial version of this story (as well as its URL) indicated that all nine suspended players had been charged with felonies . (more...)
NBA Star Lebron James: Don't Let Trump Use Sports to Divide Us NBA Star Lebron James: Don't Let Trump Use Sports to Divide Us
- September 25, 2017

It should be a highlight for most people, being invited to the White House and normally it seems like serious fun. " Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!" #UBum is now a hashtag, LeBron's message has been re-Tweeted more than half a million times and liked nearly 1.5 million times. (more...)
Dana White Shoots Down Rumors Of McGregor Vs Diaz III In December Dana White Shoots Down Rumors Of McGregor Vs Diaz III In December
- September 25, 2017

McGregor, who made the significant jump to welterweight for both contests, avenged his maiden UFC loss five months later at UFC 202 following a typically controversial and agitated build-up, winning a five-round battle by majority decision. (more...)
Billy Hamilton makes Red Sox pay for errant throw Billy Hamilton makes Red Sox pay for errant throw
- September 25, 2017

Boston went 8-1 on their nine-game road trip and improve to 91-64 on the season. Coupled with New York's 9-5 loss in Toronto, the Red Sox reduced their magic number to three. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia made a wild throw, and Hamilton kept going when nobody covered home. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Arroyo as a third-round pick in the 1993 draft, but he ultimately broke into the majors with the Red Sox when the Sox claimed Arroyo off waivers in 2003. (more...)
Antonio Conte Hails Alvaro Morata After Hat-trick Against Stoke City Antonio Conte Hails Alvaro Morata After Hat-trick Against Stoke City
- September 25, 2017

He's exactly the difference that Chelsea needed from Diego Costa who himself personified in many ways what was wrong with the upstart Chelsea that the club now must leave behind to truly grow. The Brazilian-born forward will not be able to play for Atletico until January due to their transfer ban, but remains thrilled about the move to the Wanda Metropolitano . (more...)
Jim Harbaugh condemns knockout hit on QB Wilton Speight as 'egregious' Jim Harbaugh condemns knockout hit on QB Wilton Speight as 'egregious'
- September 25, 2017

He targeted the head. "[Speight] was on the ground, and he accelerated". Speight was sacked late in the first quarter of the game against Purdue on Saturday and never returned. MI doesn't play this week. Very small space for a training room that had nothing different. "People walking by, they're watching you dress. There's not even a private door around [the bathroom area]". (more...)
Brighton's Tomer Hemed charged over 'accidental' stamp on Newcastle's DeAndre Yedlin
- September 25, 2017

Brighton's Tomer Hemed scored the victor, and only goal, for the Seagulls this Sunday who secured a valuable six points against Newcastle that sees them just outside of the top 10. "I was unaware of it at the time, and I have just been shown it". It took a goal-line block by Rob Elliot to keep Newcastle in the game, the goalkeeper jutting out his right foot to divert the ball off the line after March slid in to meet Bruno's drilled cross from the right. (more...)
Donald Trump Fires Back at Steph Curry's Comments About White House Visit
- September 25, 2017

James tweeted . "So therefore ain't no invite". President Trump has taken on a pair of unlikely targets in the past 24 hours: professional basketball player Stephen Curry and professional football player Colin Kaepernick . White House visits are customary for teams following championship seasons. Without identifying Mr Kaepernick, Mr Trump aimed a Friday speech at a Huntsville, Alabama, rally at those players who have knelt for the anthem. (more...)
National Football League ratings strong early but fell off later
- September 25, 2017

As of Monday morning, it's a mixed bad. That's also down from the first two games of the season, last week's Falcons vs. Packers game and September 10's Giants at Dallas game. The preliminary score, a low for this season, was down 11 percent from early scores the same night a year ago and 9 percent from the week before - albeit with a lopsided score that saw Oakland scoreless well into the second half and ultimately trounced 10-27. (more...)