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Real Madrid dominate nominations for Champions League awards Real Madrid dominate nominations for Champions League awards
- August 07, 2017

Those were Zinedine Zidane's last words in his news conference on Friday, after he was asked whether the apparently struggling squad would be able to compete against Manchester United next Tuesday in the UEFA Super Cup . "Phil Jones is also unavailable due to another UEFA punishment that was announced earlier this week". The Champions League winners take on the Europa League holders on Wednesday (AEST) with the first continental silverware of the campaign up for grabs. (more...)
Rakshabandhan: K. Kavitha gifts helmet to brother KTR Rakshabandhan: K. Kavitha gifts helmet to brother KTR
- August 07, 2017

In a media release on the campaign, Kavitha said, "It is the need of the hour to safeguard our brothers and rewrite the tradition by gifting them a helmet this Rakhi, as the numbers of deaths in two-wheeler accidents are much higher than in terrorist attacks". (more...)
'Cultural issues': Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona sent home from England camp 'Cultural issues': Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona sent home from England camp
- August 07, 2017

Leicester centre Tuilagi has 26 global caps but has not played for England this year due to a knee injury, although he was expected to feature in coach Eddie Jones' plans for the forthcoming matches. It's not the first time the 26-year-old centre has been in disciplinary trouble, he was cautioned by police and fined £3000 for jumping off a ferry in Auckland during the 2011 World Cup. (more...)
Brock Osweiler to Start Browns First Preseason Game Brock Osweiler to Start Browns First Preseason Game
- August 07, 2017

Osweiler hasn't received many reps in training camp thus far with the first-team offense, so it wouldn't be surprising if his rapport with the Browns' receivers is a bit lacking Thursday. Cody Kessler will backup Osweiler, while rookie DeShone Kizer will be the third-stringer. If you're vying for Brock Osweiler to be the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback this season, you'll be pleased to see him in action this week. (more...)
Matsuyama shoots 61, romps to five-stroke victory at Bridgestone
- August 07, 2017

He might have found the game that elevated him to the golf elite last fall when he had four victories and two runner-up finishes in consecutive tournaments. He took the lead with his 15-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole, and no one could keep up with him. "I'm thrilled to be No. 1 on the FedEx list right now", Matsuyama said. (more...)
Jay Cutler blows up Fox gig for Dolphins stunner Jay Cutler blows up Fox gig for Dolphins stunner
- August 07, 2017

However, with the news that Jay Cutler has inked a one-year agreement with the Dolphins to play in 2017 after all, fans of the Chiefs might want to take notice. He's expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks, but the deal with Cutler signals the Dolphins anticipate Tannehill will need a lengthier recovery. (more...)
Costa to submit Chelsea transfer request Costa to submit Chelsea transfer request
- August 07, 2017

Hazard is now sidelined while he recovers from ankle surgery and the Belgian, who was injured on worldwide duty at the end of last season, will miss the start of Chelsea's Premier League title defence. "We are going to activate all the legal mechanisms [to secure Costa's exit] and formally present a transfer request". Such discriminatory behaviour makes it impossible for Costa to return to Chelsea while Antonio Conte is a coach. (more...)
England could lose Ottis Gibson as South Africa target bowling coach England could lose Ottis Gibson as South Africa target bowling coach
- August 07, 2017

As for Gibson's move from England to South Africa, it is likely to happen sooner or later as England play next against West Indies later this month while South Africa will be hosting Bangladesh next month. Gibson had spent six seasons of his playing career in South Africa and is most likely to move to South Africa again if appointed as head coach. "We've obviously heard the news tonight, but I promise you we've had nothing official", said Farbrace. (more...)
Steelers extend Coach Tomlin's contract through 2020 Steelers extend Coach Tomlin's contract through 2020
- August 07, 2017

Tomlin, 45, previously signed a contract extension in 2015. The Pittsburgh Steelers are very loyal to their head coaches and make sure that they find a flawless one before the even hire a person. He went on to proclaim that those in charge of the team are " confident and excited to have him continue to lead our team " as Pittsburgh looks to win another championship during his tenure. (more...)
Jason Maxiel to retire as a Piston Jason Maxiel to retire as a Piston
- August 07, 2017

After being drafted No. 26 overall in 2005 out of Cincinnati, Maxiell spent the next eight seasons with the Pistons, averaging 6.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 19.1 minutes in 523 games. After his stint with Detroit, Maxiell spent time with the Orlando Magic (2013-14) and Charlotte Hornets (2014-15) before signing overseas. "Jason and his representatives reached out to us regarding his desire to sign one last contract with the team in order to retire as a Detroit Piston ", added ... (more...)
Arsenal Upstage Chelsea To Win Community Shield Arsenal Upstage Chelsea To Win Community Shield
- August 07, 2017

A 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm back in May, with Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan grabbing the goals , handed Man United their first ever Europa League trophy and a spot in the Champions League group stages despite finishing sixth in the Premier League. (more...)
Manchester United starlet set for Crystal Palace medical Manchester United starlet set for Crystal Palace medical
- August 07, 2017

Jose Mourinho is reported to be a big fan of the Netherlands Under-21 global and gave him chances to impress during the Red Devils' pre-season tour of the United States. Frank de Boer has been searching for additions to his defensive ranks having already signed Jaïro Riedewald from his former club Ajax and has registered an interest in both Arsenal's Calum Chambers and Bruno Martins Indi of Porto, who spent last season on loan at Stoke. (more...)
England bowling coach Ottis Gibson favourite for South Africa head coach job England bowling coach Ottis Gibson favourite for South Africa head coach job
- August 07, 2017

Gibson, who was reappointed as the bowling coach of England team in 2015 has emerged as the leading candidate for replacing Proteas coach Russell Domingo , who had reapplied for the post that he claimed four years back. "We've obviously heard the news tonight, but I promise you we've had nothing official", said Farbrace. He is now coaching the Papua New Guinea national team before returning to Australia where he is in charge of Big Bash team the Adelaide Strikers. (more...)
Contador announces retirement after Vuelta a Espana Contador announces retirement after Vuelta a Espana
- August 07, 2017

Second only to five-time Tour victor Miguel Indurain in Spanish cycling lore, the 34-year-old Contador has been one of the sport's top riders for the last decade in a contentious career. A rare Giro-Vuelta double victory followed in 2008 in his first year with Astana and 2009 saw him win the Tour for a second time. Froome will also be the man to beat in the Vuelta if Contador is to have a glorious goodbye from the sport as the Britain headlines a strong field also featuring Fabio Aru, ... (more...)
All Blacks manager Darren Shand's shock at bug found in hotel All Blacks manager Darren Shand's shock at bug found in hotel
- August 07, 2017

Police say Mr Gard, who worked with the team since 2005 on security matters, made a false statement to them about finding the device. Asked if he still felt Gard was innocent, he said: "Yep". The court heard Gard hired Charles Carter from security contract Bug Detectors to carry out a sweep of the All Blacks meeting room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay. (more...)
Barcelona Set to Offer Spurs a Fortune for Alli Barcelona Set to Offer Spurs a Fortune for Alli
- August 07, 2017

The Catalan giants have reportedly earmarked the England global to replace Brazilian star Neymar following his world record £198 million move to Paris Saint-Germain last week. The north London club lost Kyle Walker to Manchester City early in the window, and while Pochettino considered him an expendable asset, keeping on to Alli will be a herculean task if Barcelona go all out for their man. (more...)
Judicial googly: Kerala HC annuls BCCI's lifetime ban on Sreesanth Judicial googly: Kerala HC annuls BCCI's lifetime ban on Sreesanth
- August 07, 2017

The 34-year-old was banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during IPL 2013 alongside two other Rajasthan Royals players, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. The country's cricket board had also informed the Kerala High Court that a criminal court exonerating Sreesanth of spot-fixing charges was not enough to lift the lifetime ban on him. (more...)
Ronaldo & Bale in Real Madrid Super Cup squad to face Man Utd Ronaldo & Bale in Real Madrid Super Cup squad to face Man Utd
- August 07, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo , who was the tournament's top scorer last season, was named among the three best forwards of the 2016-17 campaign alongside his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and Juventus's Argentina global striker Paulo Dybala . What time does Real Madrid vs Manchester United start? We only won one out of four games. "We have very little time before [the Super Cup] and we have to rest and get ready for that". (more...)
Le meilleur temps de la première séance appartient à di Grassi
- August 07, 2017

Hélas pour Sébastien Buemi, pilote Renault, l'une comme l'autre ne lui ont pas souri. La course a été gagnée par Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah), qui a fêté son premier succès dans la discipline. La course, d'une durée de 35 tours, s'est déroulée sous un soleil radieux, et le thermomètre a indiqué 24 degrés Celsius. D'abord victime d'un sérieux accident lors des essais libres, pénalisé ensuite de 10 places sur la grille de départ, le Vaudois avait limité les dégâts en remontant en quatrième ... (more...)
Liverpool Look Within Premier League For Philippe Coutinho Replacement Liverpool Look Within Premier League For Philippe Coutinho Replacement
- August 07, 2017

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has said Livepool have rejected an €80 million offer from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho , but the Camp Nou giants are confident they will sign the attacker. Additionally, another player who can contend for the midfield and wide positions would be ideal. Gerrard also commented on the " huge blow " that is Adam Lallana's injury which will see the England worldwide ruled out of club football for the foreseeable future. (more...)
Harry Redknapp: Birmingham had 'every right' to bid for Bristol City pair Harry Redknapp: Birmingham had 'every right' to bid for Bristol City pair
- August 07, 2017

If Leeds are going to spend money on a centre-back this summer then it makes sense for them to re-sign Kyle Bartley, rather than someone like Flint who has not yet proven himself at the top end of the Championship . Birmingham start the new Championship season against Ipswich Town at Portman Road and will be hoping that they will have new additions to their squad. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp still open to new Liverpool signings Jurgen Klopp still open to new Liverpool signings
- August 07, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he will do everything possible till the end of the transfer window (31 August) to secure new signings who can strengthen his squad. "But (Mo) Salah is coming in, (Sadio) Mané back fit and hopefully (Philippe) Coutinho will stay". " Liverpool to me look really, really unsafe, especially on the counter-attack". (more...)
Barcelona believe £90m Liverpool star will sign this week Barcelona believe £90m Liverpool star will sign this week
- August 07, 2017

Coutinho was absent from the Reds' 2-1 friendly win over Athletic Bilbao in Dublin on Saturday with a back complaint. While the league and European campaigns haven't started yet, and the transfer window is still open, there are some hard and valid questions everyone at Anfield will need to find answers to. (more...)
Liverpool Representatives Travel to Holland to Discuss Deal for Moroccan Playmaker Liverpool Representatives Travel to Holland to Discuss Deal for Moroccan Playmaker
- August 07, 2017

Liverpool are increasingly being tipped to sell Coutinho to Barcelona and 24-year-old Ziyech is touted as a replacement. The Morocco global is skilful attacking midfielder who scored 12 goals and picked up 20 assists in 46 appearances for the Dutch club last season, and the report suggests that he could be a replacement for Philippe Coutinho who has been strongly linked with Barcelona, following Neymar's world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif to hold massive road show for political mileage
- August 07, 2017

For these reasons, they consider Sharif's disqualification as a sort of "military coup" in spite of the civilian government still remaining in place. She accused the Supreme Court of being influenced by the security establishment now at odds with Nawaz Sharif after the "Dawn leaks" affair and pointed out that the "announced judgment disqualified Sharif without the victim having the right of appeal normal in cases of fundamental rights under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution". (more...)
Liverpool transfer rumours and gossip: Philippe Coutinho latest Liverpool transfer rumours and gossip: Philippe Coutinho latest
- August 07, 2017

That is according to a report in The Sun , with the publication suggesting Barcelona have finally agreed a deal with Liverpool . Don't leave us, Phil... And, knowing the Neymar money has swelled the vast Barca war chest, they are likely to push for £120million. "Until the 31st of August we run through the world with open eyes", Klopp said following his side's 3-1 pre-season friendly win over Athletic Bilbao in Dublin . (more...)
Japan star fulfilling promise with big victory Japan star fulfilling promise with big victory
- August 07, 2017

Japan is clamoring for its first major champion , and he knows it. "I was thinking about that at 16 - I knew if I birdied 16, 17 and 18 I could get there". But Hoffman lost momentum after the turn and came home in 35 to return a 66, while Pieters endured frustration after an encouraging birdie at the second which proved to be his only gain of the day as he bogeyed eight and nine and parred every hole on the back nine to remain at eight under. (more...)
Reaction to LaDainian Tomlinson's Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Reaction to LaDainian Tomlinson's Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction
- August 07, 2017

My story is America's story". "Football is a microcosm of America". A native of Denmark who knew nothing of American football when he came to the United States as a teenager, Andersen played a league-record 25 seasons and was a member of the 1980s and 1990s All-Decade Teams. (more...)
Matsuyama makes history on his way to Bridgestone Invitational win Matsuyama makes history on his way to Bridgestone Invitational win
- August 07, 2017

Overall, it was his eighth WGC event and third top 10, highlighted by his maiden TOUR title in his WGC debut at the 2016 HSBC. This was his sixth win in his past 20 starts - during which time he has also managed four top-five finishes and five more top-25 placings. (more...)
Los Angeles Chargers make birthday gaffe with WR Mike Williams Los Angeles Chargers make birthday gaffe with WR Mike Williams
- August 07, 2017

The tweet has since been deleted, but not before the rookie could respond to it. A 6-foot-4 receiver out of Clemson, Williams will celebrate his 23rd birthday on October 4. (more...)