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'Dinosaurs' beheaded at Australian museum 'Dinosaurs' beheaded at Australian museum
- August 09, 2017

The thieves struck the National Dinosaur Museum on Saturday night. Museums' dinosaur displays have been in the news during the last few weeks. Museum supervisor Mitchell Seymour told The Canberra Times that children "had been asking their parents: 'Mum and Dad, what's happened to the dinosaurs?'". (more...)
Country singer Glen Campbell dies at 81 after Alzheimer's battle Country singer Glen Campbell dies at 81 after Alzheimer's battle
- August 09, 2017

One of the greatest musicians and entertainers of the last fifty years, Glen Campbell , has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Campbell, himself, played on such iconic tracks like The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", The Byrds' "Mr. (more...)
ASOS set to open new US e-fulfilment centre ASOS set to open new US e-fulfilment centre
- August 09, 2017

Asos sees sales skyrocket 32 %. The fast fashion retailer says the new centre will "significantly" improve its customer service in the United States, enabling it to offer more cost effective, faster and flexible delivery options. Liberum's Brown, who has a "buy" rating on the stock, said the new US facility would support the company's aim of achieving total sales of 2.5 billion pounds, which he expected it to deliver in 2019. (more...)
WWE Superstars Bayley, Scott Dawson of The Revival out with injuries WWE Superstars Bayley, Scott Dawson of The Revival out with injuries
- August 09, 2017

Pro Wrestling Sheet first reported the story, noting that Dawson's arm was heavily bandaged at Saturday's event in Ontario and that it seemed like he may have to undergo surgery. The major matches announced as of now include Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship as well as a massive Fatal 4-Way for Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship. (more...)
Ravindra Jadeja attributes top all-rounder Test ranking to MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Ravindra Jadeja attributes top all-rounder Test ranking to MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli
- August 09, 2017

When it comes to bowling, Jadeja is topping the list yet again with 893 points followed by Anderson with 860 points. "Well done Jaddu! @ imjadeja?? ", tweeted captain Virat Kohli after ICC updated the rankings. He achieved this feat after he claimed 7 wickets in the second Test match against Sri Lanka at Colombo which included a five-wicket haul in the second innings. (more...)
Arsene Wenger rates Chelsea's title chances after Community Shield triumph Arsene Wenger rates Chelsea's title chances after Community Shield triumph
- August 09, 2017

On Willian's booking and Pedro's red-card, Conte added: 'I didn't see the yellow card for Willian but a lot of people told me the penalty was clear. "Physically he is naturally very strong", Wenger said of Kolasinac, who was a free recruit after being out of contract at Schalke . "And he was the second part". (more...)
Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in NE Nigeria Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in NE Nigeria
- August 09, 2017

Meanwhile, a source noted that the attack came barely four weeks after the fishermen returned to Baga and resumed fishing. He said the attack indicated that the Boko Haram insurgents were still unleashing terror, killing and maiming people in the Lake Chad Basin. (more...)
Chelsea Make £25m Move For Arsenal Star Chelsea Make £25m Move For Arsenal Star
- August 09, 2017

Chelsea have tabled a bid worth £25million for Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to a report. The Oxlade-Chamberlain rumors have been circulating for several weeks at this point, with the most recent developments claiming that Chelsea were " poised to make a £25m move ". (more...)
Jamie Carragher Reckons Antonio Conte Won't Last Much Longer At Chelsea Jamie Carragher Reckons Antonio Conte Won't Last Much Longer At Chelsea
- August 09, 2017

But Conte is adamant he made it clear to Costa during last season that he would be sold in the summer if a buyer could be found, so the text exchange was only reinforcing that message. We have to wait for the best moment, the best solution. "We are expecting a hard game and we want to start the season with a win". "We hope in the future to improve this situation". (more...)
North Korea has missile-ready nukes, report says North Korea has missile-ready nukes, report says
- August 09, 2017

The "Washington Post" reported yesterday that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, according to a confidential us intelligence assessment. A defiant North Korea furiously responded to the United Nations decision to strengthen sanctions on its export revenues by attacking the U.S. and its supporters on multiple fronts. (more...)
Red Sox activate Dustin Pedroia from disabled list Red Sox activate Dustin Pedroia from disabled list
- August 09, 2017

Brock Holt has since seen time at second base, as has Eduardo Nunez , who was acquired from the San Francisco Giants on July 25. Tampa Bay, which is 5 1/2 games behind the Red Sox but in a virtual tie with Kansas City for the final AL wild card spot, defeated Milwaukee 2-1 on Sunday when Steven Souza Jr. (more...)
This season will be hard - Conte This season will be hard - Conte
- August 09, 2017

Last season he took charge of two Arsenal games - a goalless draw against Middlesbrough and a 4-1 win over Stoke City where he allowed Peter Crouch's goal to stand despite the striker using his hand. "We have to wait for the best moment, the best solution". He's incredible. I see him in the gym every day, you can just tell he looks after himself well, he eats the right food and he's professional. (more...)
Stomach upsets hit a number of teams at London worlds Stomach upsets hit a number of teams at London worlds
- August 09, 2017

Makwala insisted he felt fine. "The decision to withdraw him from the 200m heats last night and the 400m final today was made on the basis of a medical examination conducted in the warm-up medical centre by a qualified doctor on Monday (7 August) and recorded in the electronic medical record system of the championships". (more...)
Former Charger, Chief Brandon Flowers retires Former Charger, Chief Brandon Flowers retires
- August 09, 2017

Before joining the Chargers organization, Flowers was a second round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs , where he spent six seasons and made the Pro Bowl in 2013. He started a career-low 10 games in 2015 and his stats were affected as a result. He made 28 tackles and an interception, as well as recording his fourth career touchdown. (more...)
Sheldon Richardson: Brandon Marshall was 'drama queen-ish' with Jets last season Sheldon Richardson: Brandon Marshall was 'drama queen-ish' with Jets last season
- August 09, 2017

All that s-- is over. "We've moved on. You're going to get that answer the next 30 times you ask it". The defensive tackle has a bad relationship with Marshall dating back to last year's debacle of a Jets season. He called Marshall a " drama queen " for how he acted after losses and placed the blame on everyone but himself. "Either one is fine with me". "He kept going, saying "[Marshall] actually quit on this team well before the season was over". (more...)
Umpire West suspended three games Umpire West suspended three games
- August 09, 2017

West's remarks were published by USA Today in a June 20 article pegged to his 5,000th Major League Baseball game. The press release, which stated the WUA's protest of the suspension, said West received notification of the suspension in a letter dated August 3 and that the suspension was due to the comments which created the "appearance of lack of impartiality". (more...)
Jobe Watson retires from AFL Jobe Watson retires from AFL
- August 09, 2017

Having also been stripped of his 2012 Brownlow Medal by the AFL , Watson on Wednesday compared the events with troubled times in more private matters. "At the start of the year I thought it'd be dependent on how I was going and how the team was going and what was best for the group", he said in July. (more...)
Rogers Cup 2017: Bouchard eliminated in straight sets Rogers Cup 2017: Bouchard eliminated in straight sets
- August 09, 2017

The top Canadian was sent packing in straight sets in her first round match , but a few hours later, returned the court and scored an impressive doubles victory with singles world number one Karolina Pliskova . "I guess I am going to have to have a tournament in Croatia to finally have the home crowd", said Vekic, who earned a second round meeting with German third seed and former world number one Angelique Kerber. (more...)
Gareth Bale's future could rest on Real Madrid UEFA Super Cup start
- August 09, 2017

I think they could score more goals than they did, we could score more goals than we did. Manchester United had a pretty decent season last time around, despite disappointing in the Premier League . The Super Cup is the only European trophy Mourinho is yet to win as a coach, having lost the 2003 and 2013 editions while with Porto and Chelsea respectively. (more...)
BMW PGA Championship Moves To September BMW PGA Championship Moves To September
- August 09, 2017

The only players to do that are Woods, Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player and Ben Hogan . "But I feel like the driver is going very well now". Walker will get his title defence started on Thursday at 1:25pm local time alongside Dufner and Phil Mickelson . (more...)
National Basketball Association takes several measures to reduce schedule issues National Basketball Association takes several measures to reduce schedule issues
- August 09, 2017

The NBA has now decided to make modifications to its national television schedule to introduce a more workable solution that will help satisfy rest requirements, including extending the season by one week and working with the players association to help identify problem areas. (more...)
#UefaSuperCup Bale starts for Real, Ronaldo on bench versus Man United
- August 09, 2017

Isco conceded that Madrid were put under some pressure by United in the closing stages but was in no doubt that they fully deserved to win a third Super Cup since 2014. "The end of last season was not easy for him because he was injured". Gary Lineker warned Victor Lindelof will require time to settle at Old Trafford after the defender struggled in Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday night. (more...)
Athletes competing at worlds get sick at official hotel Athletes competing at worlds get sick at official hotel
- August 09, 2017

The 21-year-old Norwegian slapped himself with both hands on the legs, chest and head repeatedly just before coming under starter's orders and was all action from then on in. "I'm used to the lactic (acid in the legs), but I need a few minutes to recover from that effort and I'll be fine", Van Niekerk said after the race. There must be something in the air about London. (more...)
Florentino: I will never sell Ronaldo, even for his weight in gold
- August 09, 2017

Or, rather, current president Florentino Perez has. CRISTIANO RONALDO appears to have made amends with Real Madrid as he returns to training with the team. "I spent a lot of years at Manchester United and [home fans booing] never happened to me". Ronaldo reportedly held a private hearing with judge Monica Gomez Ferrer las Monday, with radio station Cadena Ser reporting that Ronaldo told her: "I never had a [tax] problem in England... (more...)
Former Patriots coach Dick MacPherson passes away at age 86 Former Patriots coach Dick MacPherson passes away at age 86
- August 09, 2017

MacPherson went on to serve as an analyst on Syracuse radio broadcasts, among other on-air positions. The Old Town, Maine native helped revive the Syracuse program during the 1987 season, leading the Orange to an 11-0 record during the regular season and a tie with Auburn during the Sugar Bowl. (more...)
Beyoncé wrote the foreword for latest book on Prince Beyoncé wrote the foreword for latest book on Prince
- August 09, 2017

The book is expected to be released on October 17, and it is as yet unknown whether or not more snippets of Beyoncé's foreword will be released ahead of that date. He famously ended the set telling the star-studded audience: "Don't hate us cuz we fabulous", before throwing his guitar and dramatically walking off stage. (more...)
Cardale Jones brings back infamous quote to help Josh Rosen Cardale Jones brings back infamous quote to help Josh Rosen
- August 09, 2017

He explained that "t$3 rying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs". "It's not that some players shouldn't be in school; it's just that universities should help them more-instead of just finding ways to keep them eligible". He'll get a chance to prove himself when he returns to action with the Bruins on September 3 against the Texas A&M Aggies. He missed half of last season with an injury, struggled with a porous offensive line in front of him and has spent the offseason seeing ... (more...)
England can win Ashes: Faf du Plessis England can win Ashes: Faf du Plessis
- August 09, 2017

This is England's first home series win over South Africa since 1998. "We fought hard - and we will enjoy the celebrations that are to come", enthused England captain Joe Root . As things stand, Saqlain is scheduled to work with the England side during the West Indies series with Moeen hinting that a more permanent role could be agreed soon. (more...)
Knicks Expected To Sign Michael Beasley, Former No. 2 Draft Pick Knicks Expected To Sign Michael Beasley, Former No. 2 Draft Pick
- August 09, 2017

While the deal is apparently slated to keep Beasley in the "Big Apple" just for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign, Ian Begley of ESPN is reporting that the looming pact will likely be for the veteran's minimum. Beasley averaged 53.2 percent from the field, 41.9 percent from deep and 74.3 percent from free throw range. The Knicks announced the hiring of the following front office personnel: Gerald Madkins has been named assistant general manager, Craig Robinson as vice president, player ... (more...)
Mexico's Carlos Vela to join expansion LAFC Mexico's Carlos Vela to join expansion LAFC
- August 09, 2017

Vela should appeal to Los Angeles' vast Latino population as LAFC begins its competition for fans with the LA Galaxy, the five-time MLS champions. Forward Carlos Vela has chosen not to renew his contract with La Liga side, Real Sociedad, which makes Vela a free agent. (more...)