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Australia pay war ends ensuring tours, Ashes Australia pay war ends ensuring tours, Ashes
- August 04, 2017

He added that it would "restore much certainty to the game of cricket". Players boycotted a developmental "Australia A" tour to South Africa last month and as the dispute became increasingly acrimonious there were serious concerns among Australian cricket supporters - from the prime minister down - about the potential fallout if it wasn't resolved this week. (more...)
Trio nominated for Europa League award Trio nominated for Europa League award
- August 04, 2017

As to the award to the Best player of Europe, the names of the candidates will be announced August 15, and the awarded ceremony will take place on 24 August during the draw for the group stage of the Champions League. Six Real Madrid players have made UEFA's shortlist for the best footballers in each positional category who played in the Champions League last season, the sport's European governing body said on Friday. (more...)
Nigeria equity market indices rallied further by 0.62% Nigeria equity market indices rallied further by 0.62%
- August 04, 2017

All sectoral indices closed positive with the exception of the NSE Oil & Gas Index, which dropped by 0.2 per cent. The NSE Banking Index appreciated by 1.6 per cent. In all, a total of 412 million shares exchanged hands in 4,207 deals worth N4.7 billion. Livestock Feeds was the most active for the day, trading 134.49 million shares worth N134.24 million. (more...)
BCCI Picks Harmanpreet For Arjuna Award, Overlooks Mithali Raj For Khel Ratna BCCI Picks Harmanpreet For Arjuna Award, Overlooks Mithali Raj For Khel Ratna
- August 04, 2017

Last year, PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu Rai were honoured with the Khel Ratna awards. The Rajasthan athlete won gold in the men's javlin F46 category in Rio de Janeiro past year. She also played a role in India's Women's Asia Cup triumph later that year. It is also the the second-highest score by an Indian batter in women's one-day internationals, behind Deepti Sharma's 188. (more...)
Retail turnover rises 0.3 per cent in June
- August 04, 2017

That also exceeded expectations for a gain of 1.2 percent following the upwardly revised 0.2 percent increase in the three month prior (originally 0.1 percent). With the Australian dollar surging of late, the central bank has indicated it won't be raising interest rates any time soon, although it remains upbeat about the outlook for GDP growth and expects inflation to nudge higher over coming years. (more...)
Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti wary of English Champions League threat Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti wary of English Champions League threat
- August 04, 2017

Past year saw Spurs crash out in the group phase, Arsenal and City eliminated at the first knockout round and Leicester City reach the quarter-finals but Ancelotti expects a stronger showing for the England contingent next term. Redknapp is quoted as saying by the Daily Express : "I don't see Jurgen Klopp taking his team to the title although he is an outstanding manager and they will be right up there". (more...)
Yankees Vs. Indians Live Stream: Watch Sonny Gray's Debut With Bombers Yankees Vs. Indians Live Stream: Watch Sonny Gray's Debut With Bombers
- August 04, 2017

The Tribe saw their 9-game winning streak come to a close on Sunday in Chicago, then proceeded to lose two straight against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, including a gut-punching 12-10 loss on Tuesday . "You know it's going to be a tight game with Kluber on the mound, but giving him extra runs like that makes it tough". The major-league average for a starting pitcher is 63 percent strikes. (more...)
Cabinet approves R2.7 billion guarantees for SA #RWC2023 bid Cabinet approves R2.7 billion guarantees for SA #RWC2023 bid
- August 04, 2017

South Africa have stepped up their bid to see off Ireland and France to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after its government approved a financial package worth nearly €170 million. SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux said: "We could not take this journey alone and are delighted to join hands with government in a shared vision of hosting the 2023 World Cup". (more...)
Women's hockey player found dead on railways tracks Women's hockey player found dead on railways tracks
- August 04, 2017

The 20-year-old had already represented India at the global level and had participated in many state and national level tournaments. The 20-year-old, who was a resident of the Sonepat district, played as a forward for the Indian women's hockey team . (more...)
La Liga Rejects Payment By Neymar's Lawyers La Liga Rejects Payment By Neymar's Lawyers
- August 04, 2017

La Liga said on Thursday that representatives of Neymar tried unsuccessfully to pay the buyout clause that would release the Brazillian forward from his contract with Barcelona and clear his signing for French club PSG . "Once countries own football clubs everything is possible and it has become very hard to respect Financial Fair Play ". PSG and Neymar are expected to apply for a provisional transfer certificate from Federation Internationale de Football Association and the club ... (more...)
Neymar joins PSG from Barcelona in £200m transfer — Done Deal Neymar joins PSG from Barcelona in £200m transfer — Done Deal
- August 04, 2017

The 25-year-old Neymar has also earned 77 caps for Brazil , scoring an incredible 55 international goals, while he spearheaded the national Under-23 to the gold medal at last year's Rio Olympics. Javier Tebas , head of La Liga had earlier said that PSG , owned by Qatari Sports Investments, were engaged in "financial doping" and the Spanish body would complain to UEFA. (more...)
For field at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron is a special place For field at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron is a special place
- August 04, 2017

You have to qualify for the WGC-Bridgestone, hence the name Invitational. The world No. 1 was testing the P730s this week ahead of the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he's defending champion and looking to capture a third-consecutive World Golf Championships event played this calendar year. (more...)
Yuki Bhambri Beats Gael Monfils to Enter Last-16 — ATP Citi Open Yuki Bhambri Beats Gael Monfils to Enter Last-16 — ATP Citi Open
- August 04, 2017

This is where every tennis player wants to be", Bhambri said. Bhambri, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career, is a former juniors World No. Also, Bhambri had qualified for the main draw of the ATP event. They haven't played each other in five years. Anderson quelled the challenge of top seed Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (7) to enter the quarterfinals and will be a tough nut to crack for the high-flying Indian. (more...)
Injured de Grasse pulls out of Worlds Injured de Grasse pulls out of Worlds
- August 04, 2017

Bolt, the world's fastest man and brand ambassador for Puma, is due to run his last races at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London over the coming days. De Grasse first came on Bolt's radar past year at the Rio Games when the confident Canadian pushed him hard in the 200m semi-finals. The sports minister who helped bring Bolt to London for the 2012 Olympics, Richard Caborn, said he could not think of a Commonwealth sportsperson more deserving of a knighthood. (more...)
Nike Releases Special Edition Air Zoom Pegasus for Mo Farah Nike Releases Special Edition Air Zoom Pegasus for Mo Farah
- August 04, 2017

The sneaker will arrive via nike .com on August 8. Farah, originally from Somalia, has dominated the 10,000 meter race in the last six years, and only narrowly lost the title to Ethiopian runner Ibrahim Jeilan in the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, reports Efe. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp relishing Jurgen Klopp relishing "hard decisions" as Liverpool squad improves ahead of 2017/18
- August 04, 2017

Then we have to see how this works. "Our sporting director and manager and their teams manage that side of the club and I am extremely confident in their abilities to do so". That's when it is more hard. "Everybody is panicking because players are coming in from overseas or from lower Premier League clubs, but I think the team showed they were good enough to compete for a trophy". (more...)
Man United defender 'agrees' to join Leeds Man United defender 'agrees' to join Leeds
- August 04, 2017

The idea behind Borthwick-Jackson's loan spell previous year was ostensibly good, only for Wolves to fall into a mire and, in turn, largely exclude those not hardened to the vicissitudes of a Championship relegation scrap. The 20-year-old was handed a regular place in Louis van Gaal 's first team back in 2015 and impressed with his composed, disciplined style at full-back. (more...)
Dellin Betances tosses rare 'immaculate inning,' but Yankees still lose Dellin Betances tosses rare 'immaculate inning,' but Yankees still lose
- August 04, 2017

According to MLB.com , it was the 87th such inning in Major League history. Others to have accomplished the feat this year are Drew Storen , Craig Kimbrel , Max Scherzer , Kenley Jansen , and Carlos Carrasco . The 29-year-old reliever is now in his seventh season in the major leagues and is posting another consistent campaign for NY. It wasn't enough for the Yankees to walk away with a victory, however. (more...)
Sanchez will stay at club this season - Wenger
- August 04, 2017

Many were resigned to losing the Chilean ahead of the 2017-18 season. His potential availability would be a significant boost to Wenger , who remains adamant Sanchez will not leave the club this summer, despite entering the final year of his contract. (more...)
Matildas hit Brazil for six to end trophy drought Matildas hit Brazil for six to end trophy drought
- August 04, 2017

THE Matildas are the inaugural winners of the Tournament of Nations thanks to a superb 6-1 win over Brazil in Los Angeles. This end-to-end effort that Caitlin Foord tucked home is indicative of the wall-to-wall dominance the Australians held over Brazil for virtually the entire game. (more...)
Du Plessis urges South Africa to follow Elgar lead in England finale Du Plessis urges South Africa to follow Elgar lead in England finale
- August 04, 2017

How differently might things have panned out if SA's spearhead was able to fire on all cylinders‚ and that with the ball nipping off the seam appreciably for most of The Oval match? The ODI and T20 series were both lost 2-1 and now the best they can earn from the Tests is a share of the spoils after being comprehensively turned over at The Oval. (more...)
French League asks La Liga to accept Neymar release clause French League asks La Liga to accept Neymar release clause
- August 04, 2017

Reports suggest the deal to take Neymar to PSG on a five-year contract could now be finalised this week. Spanish newspaper Marca reported at the time that the Spanish league had no legal grounds to reject the payment, and both PSG and Neymar threatened to have Federation Internationale de Football Association intervene in the matter in an attempt to get the deal finalized. (more...)
White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Boston White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Boston
- August 04, 2017

Kevan Smith went 2-for-3 yesterday, and is now batting.500 (6-for-12) with a home run and two RBI during his current four-game hitting streak. Boston improves to 60-49 with the win. Betts hit a two-run homer and Ramirez beat out an infield single, allowing Benintendi to score by sliding around Omar Narvaez's tag at the plate. - Moreland added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI double. (more...)
Arrest made in Franklin death
- August 04, 2017

A bail hearing for Tripaldi is scheduled for August 28. Further details were not released. Wednesday afternoon, investigators announced that an investigation into an untimely death was ongoing in Franklin. One accuses Tripaldi of knowingly causing the death and the other charges him with showing an extreme indifference to human life. MacDonald made the announcement around 5 p.m.in a brief statement with State Police Col. (more...)
Ole Miss Suspends Two Players for Season Opener After Shoplifting Arrests Ole Miss Suspends Two Players for Season Opener After Shoplifting Arrests
- August 04, 2017

In an unrelated matter, Luke said Rebels sophomore tight end Octavious Cooley has also been suspended after violating team rules. According to Oxford Police Department, they were arrested at 6:55 p.m. He was expected to start this season in place of All-American Evan Engram, a first-round draft pick of the NFL's New York Giants in April. The Rebels, trying to bounce back from a 5-7 record in 2016, open the season against South Alabama on September 2 (7:30 p.m. (more...)
Bidwill helps the stranded Warners Bidwill helps the stranded Warners
- August 04, 2017

Bidwill, who himself landed in Canton late Thursday afternoon bringing a Cardinals contingent to the game and Saturday's induction, ended up sending a plane to Chicago to pick up the Warners. That, we imagine, is a reference to the Cardinals bringing the quarterback to Arizona when his stint in NY made it appear his National Football League career was reaching its conclusion. (more...)
Yoan Moncada back in lineup, but Willy Garcia out 4-6 weeks Yoan Moncada back in lineup, but Willy Garcia out 4-6 weeks
- August 04, 2017

Chris Sale shouldn't get too used to the extra rest the Boston Red Sox are giving him this week. Although manager John Farrell elected to give Sale an extra day off this week, the Red Sox will have someone else skip a turn in the rotation next week so that Sale pitches on normal rest at Yankee Stadium in a game that could prove pivotal in determining the American League East. (more...)
National Basketball Association star Curry shoots 74 at pro golf event National Basketball Association star Curry shoots 74 at pro golf event
- August 04, 2017

The tournament at the TPC Stonebrae north of San Francisco drew a larger than normal crowd with numerous fans following Curry wearing his Warriors jersey. Curry, who holds a 2.0 handicap, made a decision to take part in this particular event due to the partnership between the Ellie Mae Classic and the Warriors Community Foundation. (more...)
Calciomercato: la Roma ha cercato Emre Mor, ora vicino alla Fiorentina Calciomercato: la Roma ha cercato Emre Mor, ora vicino alla Fiorentina
- August 04, 2017

Alle italiane si deve aggiungere anche il derby britannico tra Liverpool ed Everton . Il Borussia Dortmund gongola e spera di incassare almeno 20 milioni dalla sua cessione. Per quanto riguarda Eysseric , il Nizza ha passato il turno di Champions, e magari può chiedere alla Fiorentina di aspettare ancora un po', come sta facendo con l'Inter per Dalbert . (more...)
Former NASCAR team owner Harry Scott Jr. dies at 51 Former NASCAR team owner Harry Scott Jr. dies at 51
- August 04, 2017

Turner passed away in May of past year. The former co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports fielded a Cup Series team from 2013-2016. Scott was a team owner in the Sprint Cup Series from 2013-16 and worked with drivers Clint Bowyer , Justin Allgaier , and Michael Annett . (more...)