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Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks pitcher, hit in head by 108 miles per hour line drive Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks pitcher, hit in head by 108 miles per hour line drive
- July 29, 2017

Piecoro also reported "there appeared to be blood on his hand" after "covering his head with a towel" and added the ball came off Voit's bat at 108 miles per hour. Fortunately, the pitcher was able to stay conscious the whole time before being helped to a cart and driven off the field. Hopefully Ray's injury isn't too serious and he will be back on the mound soon. (more...)
England debut star Toby Roland-Jones reveals his dreams have come true England debut star Toby Roland-Jones reveals his dreams have come true
- July 29, 2017

If Roland-Jones takes one more wicket on Saturday, he will be the first England bowler since Graham Onions in 2009 to take a "five for" in his debut Test innings. He stayed there long enough for Bavuma to complete his 50 before the top-scorer was last out, caught behind pushing forward to give Roland-Jones his fifth wicket. (more...)
Disagreement over Celtic transfer intentions, potential headache for Brendan Rodgers Disagreement over Celtic transfer intentions, potential headache for Brendan Rodgers
- July 29, 2017

Celtic laboured to a goalless draw at home to Norwegian outfit Rosenborg during Wednesday night's first leg Champions League third-round qualifier, with a number of fantastic saves from goalkeeper Craig Gordon denying the visitors an unexpected victory. (more...)
Liverpool get Virgil van Dijk transfer boost as Southampton eye replacement Liverpool get Virgil van Dijk transfer boost as Southampton eye replacement
- July 29, 2017

Last week, Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino said the centre-back will be training alone after he informed the club that he wants to leave . Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in the player. Wimmer joined Spurs in 2015 but has made just 13 Premier League starts for the club since then. The Saints were first linked with Austria worldwide in June, and despite a determination to keep hold of Van Dijk, the Daily Mail notes that Wimmer is seen as a "contingency plan". (more...)
Neymar cleared of tax evasion in Brazil Neymar cleared of tax evasion in Brazil
- July 29, 2017

PSG have been considering the financial and legal ramifications of triggering Neymar's clause over the last few days, but it seems a decision has been made to bite the bullet. Valverde believes Man United are back on the up - and would not want to face them in this season's Champions League. "I really hope we can win it". (more...)
Oval Test: Proteas restrict England at 149/4 at Tea on Day One Oval Test: Proteas restrict England at 149/4 at Tea on Day One
- July 29, 2017

Malan was one of three debutants in England's line-up on the occasion of the 100th Test at the Oval - Tom Westley (25) and Toby Roland-Jones also warning their first caps - but this was a day where Cook's experience and unflappable nature proved invaluable. (more...)
Neymar fights with team-mate Nelson Semedo during Barcelona training Neymar fights with team-mate Nelson Semedo during Barcelona training
- July 29, 2017

FC Barcelona superstar Neymar was reportedly involved in a heated bust-up that saw him walk out of training, amid increased rumours he could soon leave the Blaugrana . Sergio Busquets jumped in and held him back. However it isn't the first time that the Brazilian has caused a scene on the training ground. Witnesses say Neymar got in his auto and left the practice facility entirely. (more...)
Roma chief Monchi: We've made 'right offer' for Leicester winger Mahrez Roma chief Monchi: We've made 'right offer' for Leicester winger Mahrez
- July 29, 2017

The Gunners made a move to sign the Algeria global last summer but their bid was rejected by the Foxes. "We have submitted two offers, we think our second offer is the right one". But Monchi insisted the Greece global will not be sold, with Roma having already lost defender Antonio Rudiger to Premier League champions Chelsea for an initial €35m. (more...)
Iniesta not happy with "noise" surrounding Neymar's future
- July 29, 2017

Barcelona star Neymar , linked with a move to PSG , has been captured on video in training Thursday getting into it with new defender Nelson Semedo before storming out of training. After the game, we can talk more about it. Unzue, to whom Enrique often delegates his tactical instructions, highlighted a few things to Neymar and tensions began to grow between the two. (more...)
Kyrie Irving 'Very Badly' Wants to Play for Knicks Kyrie Irving 'Very Badly' Wants to Play for Knicks
- July 29, 2017

The teams who've made offers , per Wojnarowski, are the Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Knicks , Heat and Wolves . ESPN's Pablo Torre mentioned on First Take that Irving "very badly" wants to be a Knick. Irving , who is still only 25, has three years left on a good contract. Back in the Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks , Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers seem like possible landing spots in my opinion. (more...)
Mets Acquire Pitcher AJ Ramos From Miami Marlins Mets Acquire Pitcher AJ Ramos From Miami Marlins
- July 29, 2017

Ramos has pitched in 325 games in his career and is 15-16 with a 2.78 ERA in 327 1/3 innings. "This time of year you have an opportunity to have more value than you probably can get at any other point during the year", Hill said. He was originally signed by the Mets out of the Dominican Republic on March 6, 2013. The 30-year-old right-hander will be under team control through 2018, although he is arbitration eligible after this season. (more...)
Gary Woodland fires a 63, tied for 2nd at Canadian Open Gary Woodland fires a 63, tied for 2nd at Canadian Open
- July 29, 2017

The second round score tied Woodland's personal best and was just one shot off the Glen Abbey course record. "Today I drove it in play on all those holes and was hitting mid-irons into the par-5s, and that gives you confidence when you can walk away from those with birdies". (more...)
Mukund, Kohli strengthen India's position in Galle Test Mukund, Kohli strengthen India's position in Galle Test
- July 29, 2017

At Stumps on Day Three, India were 189/3 with Kohli recording his first fifty-plus score in eight innings and unbeaten on 76 while Mukund was out on what turned out to be the last ball of the day for 81, thus missing out on a well-deserved century. (more...)
Halo must be used in Formula One says Sebastian Vettel Halo must be used in Formula One says Sebastian Vettel
- July 29, 2017

Although some drivers think F1 will be less exciting because some of the danger aspect has been taken away with the Halo, Daniel Ricciardo is not so convinced on that front. He questioned whether enough testing had been done to ensure it would not impair sight of flags or the starting lights and his criticism was echoed by Nico Hülkenberg and his team-mate Jolyon Palmer. (more...)
Raiders CB Gareon Conley's deal now 'done' per Ian Rapoport Raiders CB Gareon Conley's deal now 'done' per Ian Rapoport
- July 29, 2017

The Raiders now have signed all nine players in their draft class. Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis remains the lone unsigned first-round pick. The Raiders are all-in for the 2017 season after snapping a 13-year playoff drought, but will likely need their anchor on the offensive line if they hope to compete for a Super Bowl. (more...)
QB Kizer looking ready in camp competition QB Kizer looking ready in camp competition
- July 29, 2017

The 24-year-old Kessler started eight games last season for the Browns , passing for 1,380 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions as a rookie. Ultimately, Kizer must perform in the preseason to convince Jackson that he's deserving of starting Week 1 against Pittsburgh. The Browns are counting on the additions of Garrett as well as first-round picks Jabrill Peppers, David Njoku and quarterback DeShone Kizer to push them back toward relevance. (more...)
Warriors re-sign C JaVale McGee Warriors re-sign C JaVale McGee
- July 29, 2017

There had been plenty of controversy surrounding McGee's free agency in recent weeks, with a report surfacing that the center was upset about Golden State using its full mid-level exception to sign Nick Young rather than saving some of that money for him. (more...)
Galle Test: Abhinav Mukund, Virat Kohli tighten the screws Galle Test: Abhinav Mukund, Virat Kohli tighten the screws
- July 29, 2017

Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Mohammed Shami snapped up two. As you saw Abhinav Mukund try to cash in and score a hundred that wouldn't tell you a lot about his future, and as you saw a smile at the end of the day even though he didn't get the hundred, you realised eight years ago he was a bubbling 19-year-old. (more...)
Neymar storms out of Barcelona training after fight with Semedo
- July 29, 2017

A training ground video obtained by the Daily Mail and quickly widely shared on social media shows Neymar reacting badly to a challenge and squaring up to the Portuguese right-back. "I have always said that he's one of the best players in the world and I hope he stays at Barca for many more years". "You know that players decide if they want to leave, they can decide". (more...)
Footage released of Venus right after fatal crash Footage released of Venus right after fatal crash
- July 29, 2017

That assessment could describe the more general difficulty Williams finds herself in with this crash and its aftermath. Jerome Barson , 78, the passenger involved in the collision died on June 23 from injuries suffered in the crash. Because you had the right of way, you lost the right of way, they had the right of way, also. The incident remains under investigation, the AP reports; police say no fault has been assigned. (more...)
Broncos pass rush specialist Shane Ray out 6-8 weeks Broncos pass rush specialist Shane Ray out 6-8 weeks
- July 29, 2017

Shane Ray was so pleased with how training camp practice went Friday morning, he stopped to talk with his media friends for a lengthy interview session. You want at least three. Hollins was signed this year as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA. Joseph singled out Edebali as a potential player to fill both Barrett and Ray's role saying, "He's capable, we're excited about him". (more...)
Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler Lobbying for Kyrie Irving Trade Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler Lobbying for Kyrie Irving Trade
- July 29, 2017

If he is not included in a deal for Irving, it seems unlikely Minnesota would have enough assets to trade for the point guard considering they also traded for Jimmy Butler earlier this offseason. It's a mindset. I think we were just a young team past year. The Timberwolves are reportedly exploring the idea of acquiring Irving with " incredible seriousness ", according to Associated Press' Jon Krawczynski. (more...)
Van Niekerk has something special in store for Monaco Van Niekerk has something special in store for Monaco
- July 29, 2017

Bolt was the victor of three gold medals in the editions of Berlin (2009), Moscow (2013) and Beijing (2015), with two in Daegu (South Korea, 2011) and two silver medals in Osaka (Japan, 2007). On Sunday, De Grasse finished first and set a meet record of 20.03 seconds in the 200 at Diamond League Rabat in Morocco. "I think that's one of the most disappointing things in my career now", said Bolt. (more...)
Brock Lesnar interested in UFC fight against Jon Jones Brock Lesnar interested in UFC fight against Jon Jones
- July 29, 2017

Werdum beat Hunt in 2014 for the interim heavyweight title but Hunt said the Brazilian was unwilling to accept a rematch. Or, maybe after spewing venom at one another for the better part of three years, Cormier and Jones are as exhausted by the spectacle of their bad blood as the rest of us. (more...)
Liverpool refuse to offer more for Naby Keïta Liverpool refuse to offer more for Naby Keïta
- July 29, 2017

Jurgen Klopp had targeted the Guinea worldwide as being someone who would provide drive and dynamism to his midfield and was prepared to back his judgement in the player with the biggest transfer outlay in Liverpool's history. The club suffered an embarrassing setback when reports emerged claiming Virgil van Dijk had agreed to join from Southampton . Liverpool have been on a training camp in the German town of Rottach Egern and play their next pre-season fixture on Saturday against Hertha ... (more...)
Nick Philippoussis, father of tennis player Mark, facing child molestation charges Nick Philippoussis, father of tennis player Mark, facing child molestation charges
- July 29, 2017

The alleged victims had been taking personal tennis lessons from him. Philippoussis was expected to be formally charged Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court, but the San Diego County District Attorneys office announced the proceedings would be rescheduled. (more...)
West Ham sign Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen West Ham sign Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen
- July 29, 2017

The England midfielder, 25, has been linked with a move away from the Emirates after last season's loan at Bournemouth. It is very hard to sign proven goalscorers that can thrive in the Premier League . Hernandez, a £16m arrival from Bayer Leverkusen , should fit in quickly. He scored to dump Newcastle out of the FA Cup, and is hoping to earn a spot in West Ham's squad for the season ahead. (more...)
Ricciardo fastest at Hungary Grand Prix's first practice Ricciardo fastest at Hungary Grand Prix's first practice
- July 29, 2017

Ferrari's German Sebastian Vettel , the 2017 Drivers Championship leader, one point ahead of Hamliton, lost control of his auto without crashing into the barriers, but managed to be sixth fastest with 1.077 seconds off the pace. Max Verstappen ended the session sixth in the second Red Bull ahead of Nico Hulkenberg , who once again led Renault's charge. The shunt resulted in the second red flag of the session, the first coming after Pascal Wehrlein slammed into the wall at Turn 11. (more...)
Djokovic won't play again in 2017 Djokovic won't play again in 2017
- July 28, 2017

Not many expected Federer and Nadal to dominate the way they have at the start of the season, especially after Djokovic and Andy Murray reached the final of the season-opening tournament in Qatar. Wimbledon was probably the toughest tournament for me in terms of feeling the pain that has escalated", he said. "While the parallels with Federer's situation are obvious, it remains to be seen whether the outcome will be the same", he writes. (more...)
Cowboys say Ronnie Hillman signing not related to Ezekiel Elliott status Cowboys say Ronnie Hillman signing not related to Ezekiel Elliott status
- July 28, 2017

So he's going to be able to add a dimension for us and we'll see. We just need a guy to come in and compete and run with the different groups we have out in practice, and certainly when we get into the preseason games. The NFL remains undecided on how long to suspend Elliott as it continues its investigations into his two assault accusations, the first of domestic variety and the second involving a nightclub brawl where Zeke was alleged to have broken a man's nose. (more...)