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Hogan in, Walters injured as O'Neill names squad Hogan in, Walters injured as O'Neill names squad
- September 26, 2017

English-born Hogan, 25, has been linked with the Republic for some time and has now officially declared for the Irish. An instagram post by the association depicted an Irish passport with the caption: "Available for selection". "I want the players to have a genuine enthusiasm for playing for the Republic of Ireland because I don't want to lose that". The 24-year-old frontman has previously represented England at under-21 level but is eligible to play for Ireland as his father was born in ... (more...)
Manchester City full-back, Benjamin Mendy to visit knee specialist in Barcelona Manchester City full-back, Benjamin Mendy to visit knee specialist in Barcelona
- September 26, 2017

If their worst fears are confirmed, the former Monaco man, who only signed for the club this summer, would be ruled out of action until the New Year. The France global faced City last season in the Champions League and a chance post-match meeting with playmaker De Bruyne provided Mendy with the ideal opportunity to find out more about life in Manchester. (more...)
Earnest Byner, LeBron James offer differing views on National Football League anthem protests Earnest Byner, LeBron James offer differing views on National Football League anthem protests
- September 26, 2017

Me and my friends call each other that all the time". Let me hear you say it. "It was unbelievable. There was solidarity". "That's why I sit up here today, still in this uniform, still ready to lead this franchise to a championship and put us in a position where we can still be successful". (more...)
Mesut Ozil to run down Arsenal contract ahead of Manchester United move Mesut Ozil to run down Arsenal contract ahead of Manchester United move
- September 26, 2017

According to The Mirror , Ozil's advisors have made initial enquiries over a potential switch to Man United and the feedback has been deemed " encouraging ". The report also claims that Jose Mourinho remains an admirer of Ozil, who he managed at Real Madrid , and will tell United's hierarchy to work on a deal. (more...)
Champions League: Chelsea ready to take on Atletico Madrid - Conte Champions League: Chelsea ready to take on Atletico Madrid - Conte
- September 26, 2017

The Blues boss saw his team warm up for their tricky trip to the Spanish capital on Wednesday with a 4-0 Premier League win at the bet365 Stadium. "Alvaro don't forget, in his previous experience, didn't play a lot at Juventus or at Real Madrid", Conte told reporters. (more...)
Benjamin MRI reveals no structural damage to knee Benjamin MRI reveals no structural damage to knee
- September 26, 2017

This is the same knee that ended his 2015 season in training camp when he suffered a torn ACL as he rolled underneath the defender. The good news is that Ron Rivera said on Monday that the MRI on Benjamin's knee showed no structural damage, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (more...)
Some in National Football League set to move past Trump-prodded anthem displays Some in National Football League set to move past Trump-prodded anthem displays
- September 26, 2017

While this debate over free speech in sports is several decades long, recent developments have signaled a broadening of player's criticism of police brutality and racial inequality to also include criticism of Donald Trump and his administration. (more...)
White House defends Trump over National Football League row White House defends Trump over National Football League row
- September 26, 2017

On Friday at a campaign rally for Sen. "So, why is there this disparity about who gets to decide what protest is about?" "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say, "Get that son of a b-- off the field right now, out, he's fired, he's fired"?" asked Trump. (more...)
LeBron airs his many Donald Trump grievances at media day LeBron airs his many Donald Trump grievances at media day
- September 26, 2017

As President Donald Trump spent much of his time this weekend blasting professional football players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, members of his Cabinet defended Trump's rage. "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!" They said it was unnecessary for Trump to withdraw an invitation that was already rejected. (more...)
Pep Guardiola Hopes Sergio Aguero Breaks Manchester City Record At Home Pep Guardiola Hopes Sergio Aguero Breaks Manchester City Record At Home
- September 26, 2017

Last season there was speculation Aguero could leave City because, for all his virtues, he did not offer enough in terms of build-up play for Guardiola's liking. Aguero has struck up a strong relationship with Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus , who has five goals this season. "But of course he has the character to score goals". (more...)
LeBron James says President Trump 'trying to divide through sport' LeBron James says President Trump 'trying to divide through sport'
- September 26, 2017

James refused to back off calling Trump "a bum" on Twitter . "I'd sign him today". "I don't think anybody in the organization saw this coming", James said of Irving's trade request. In Detroit, where the Lions took on the Atlanta Falcons, the anthem was preceded by an announcement asking fans to join the team "to celebrate our differences as well as what bonds us", and ended with anthem singer Rico Lavelle kneeling and raising his fist. (more...)
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs hails Gareth Barry's Premier League achievement Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs hails Gareth Barry's Premier League achievement
- September 26, 2017

Now in his 21st season as a professional, Barry, who also has 53 England caps, this week admitted he could carry on playing until he is 40. Barry played his 633rd Premier League game for West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal yesterday, as he surpassed Ryan Giggs' landmark. (more...)
Lessons From Mexico On Earthquake Warning Systems Lessons From Mexico On Earthquake Warning Systems
- September 26, 2017

The new tremor sparked concern it could have caused heavy rubble on top of survivors awaiting rescue in the capital to shift - posing a danger both to those trapped and to rescuers. Meanwhile, 25 former IDF soldiers who are volunteering at a school in Mexico City teaching English, math and other subjects, evacuated 460 students at the school in the wake of Tuesday's quake and are credited with saving their lives, Ynet reported. (more...)
Mithali Raj's life story to be narrated through Bollywood biopic Mithali Raj's life story to be narrated through Bollywood biopic
- September 26, 2017

Mumbai: The life story of Mithali Raj , captain of the Indian women's cricket team, will now be told through a Bollywood biopic, Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced on Tuesday. The association between Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Mithali Raj has been facilitated by Varun Chopra who is the Director of the Medallin Sports. She is also the first player to achieve 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs. (more...)
Lone Steelers player to stand for anthem now has NFL's best-selling jersey Lone Steelers player to stand for anthem now has NFL's best-selling jersey
- September 26, 2017

Villanueva signed with the Steelers in 2015 and agreed to a four-year extension with the team in July worth $24 million. Tribune-Review reporter Chris Adamski tweeted out several quotes the former Ranger gave to reporters on Monday. "We're not going to play politics", Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told CBS ahead of the game. Villanueva's appearance on the field, hand over his heart during the national anthem while the rest of his teammates remained behind in the locker-room tunnel, was ... (more...)
Australia call up Tye for India T20 series Australia call up Tye for India T20 series
- September 26, 2017

The two premier pacers are now recovering from their respective injuries. Australia T20I squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner (VC), Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa. (more...)
Guardiola uneasy over lofty Manchester City comparisons Guardiola uneasy over lofty Manchester City comparisons
- September 26, 2017

Nipping at the Manchester clubs' heels though is defending Premier League champion Chelsea , which smashed host Stoke City 4-0 on the strength of a hat trick by Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and a goal by Spanish midfielder Pedro to remain just three points off the pace. (more...)
Chelsea Agree Deal With Atletico Madrid For Transfer Of Diego Costa Chelsea Agree Deal With Atletico Madrid For Transfer Of Diego Costa
- September 26, 2017

He scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues , including 20 in the Premier League last season as Chelsea won the title. Diego Costa regrets the manner of his Chelsea exit and admits to having "special affection" for people at the club. (more...)
Wenger bemoans 'cruel' Arsenal schedule ahead of BATE Borisov clash Wenger bemoans 'cruel' Arsenal schedule ahead of BATE Borisov clash
- September 26, 2017

He added his second from the penalty spot in the 67th minute, after Allan Nyom shoved Aaron Ramsey in the box. It would be a disaster if the Gunners were to waste the renewed form and confidence gained from a battling draw at Chelsea on top of the 100 percent home record, so the boss will want his strongest side on the pitch for the visit of Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. (more...)
National Football League protesters disrespect American flag National Football League protesters disrespect American flag
- September 26, 2017

Most Americans know by heart at least a few of the 11 "respect for the flag" rules listed under Section 176. "It says the flag should never be used as wearing apparel bedding or drapery , duh, we have that all the time", added Pitt County resident Marilyn Davis. (more...)
Chelsea agree to let Atletico re-sign Costa for £58m
- September 26, 2017

Costa returns as a hero at Atletico having led Los Rojiblancos to their only La Liga title in the past two decades and the Champions League final by scoring 36 goals in the 2013/14 season. Alvaro Morata is certainly Conte's first-choice forward at Chelsea , but the former Italy boss thinks Costa's departure could pave the way for Michy Batshuayi to truly establish himself in west London after rarely featuring during his debut campaign in England. (more...)
Diego Costa breaks silence on Chelsea exit Diego Costa breaks silence on Chelsea exit
- September 26, 2017

Sometimes red cards can happen, I was a player so I understand this type of situation. However Conte and Chelsea , together with the striker and his agent, Jorge Mendes, agreed Costa could leave that summer . Costa without the attitude, in other words. The goal of the game saw another sub Cesc Fabregas chip a precise pass into the box, which Azplicueta chested across goal for his second assist of the match, with Morata bundling in from close range. (more...)
Trump using sports to try and divide us - LeBron James
- September 26, 2017

James, who mostly referred to Trump as "that guy", said he had no regrets about firing off a tweet defending Steph Curry after he and the Warriors were uninvited to the White House by Trump after Curry suggested the Warriors skip the visit . (more...)
Inter Milan Hoping To Sign Mesut Ozil In January Inter Milan Hoping To Sign Mesut Ozil In January
- September 26, 2017

Arsenal have reportedly accepted that they won't keep hold of Mesut Ozil and a winter exit to Inter Milan could be on the cards, the Daily Star reports. Ozil is a Germany global but is of Turkish descent and has been quoted as describing himself as a Fenerbahce fan in the past. Ozil is a Germany global but is of Turkish descent and was loosely linked with a move to United over the summer, but nothing materialised. (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva apologizes for throwing Steeler teammates 'under the bus' Alejandro Villanueva apologizes for throwing Steeler teammates 'under the bus'
- September 26, 2017

Alejandro Villanueva #78 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stands by himself in the team's tunnel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 24, 2017 in Chicago , Illinois. "We thought we were all in attention with the same agreement, obviously", Harrison told PennLive.com . "I regret not going down to Al, but Al didn't know that we weren't there", Villanueva said. (more...)
Hardik Pandya is a smart cricketer, opines Rahul Dravid Hardik Pandya is a smart cricketer, opines Rahul Dravid
- September 26, 2017

In this series, Pandya has established a blueprint in a way that will ensure momentum will swing India's way. "I read the situation and go for it", Pandya said. "It does not make any difference where I bat", Pandya pointed out. The win in Indore was also Kohli's 30th as captain in ODIs. Pandya's feats in this series have underlined a certain method with which he approaches his batting. (more...)
Chelsea legend John Terry posts tribute to outbound Diego Costa Chelsea legend John Terry posts tribute to outbound Diego Costa
- September 26, 2017

Chelsea opened their Champions League campaign with a rampant 6-0 win over Qarabag, whilst Atletico drew 0-0 with Roma. Atleti eased through the closing stages to claim an important three points that puts pressure on league leader Barca, as well as champion Real Madrid , which is six points further back in the standings with a game in hand. (more...)
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin raps Alejandro Villanueva for standing for national anthem Steelers coach Mike Tomlin raps Alejandro Villanueva for standing for national anthem
- September 26, 2017

Military honors: Earned two Bronze Star Medals, including the "V" (Valor) for rescuing wounded soldiers while under fire in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. He said "there was no division" within the team. "I know there would have been a lot of chaos and commotion because the guys behind us wouldn't know what was going on". (more...)
Dominica PM Skerrit: We Are in Total Darkness Dominica PM Skerrit: We Are in Total Darkness
- September 26, 2017

He said that he expected the island's airports and seaports to be inoperable for a few days. "On the forecast track, the eye of Maria will move over the northeastern Caribbean Sea today, and approach the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight and Wednesday", the NHC said in its overnight updates, adding that it would be "an extremely unsafe category 4 or 5 hurricane" as it bears down on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. (more...)
Alejandro Villanueva's Steelers merchandise becomes No Alejandro Villanueva's Steelers merchandise becomes No
- September 26, 2017

He also apologized to coach Mike Tomlin and the rest of the team. "Unfortunately, I threw (my teammates) under the bus, unintentionally", Villanueva said . "I hope that eventually we will come together as a nation to respect the diverse opinions that exist and work together to make our communities better for all our citizens", Rooney said in a statement. (more...)