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Kenya: Hellen Obiri Wins 5000m Gold for Kenya Kenya: Hellen Obiri Wins 5000m Gold for Kenya
- August 14, 2017

Dani Stevens of Australia took silver with a personal best 69.94m, while Melina Robert-Michon of France also achieved a lifetime best throw, with 66.21m getting her the bronze medal. Niyonsaba, who took silver behind her in Rio, was second again in 1:55.92 and Wilson claimed bronze in 1:56.65. In the first track final of the evening, the women's 5000metre race was a battle royal between Obiri and Ayana, who moved clear of the rest of the field in the early stages of the race. (more...)
Fresnans hold vigil in light of Charlottesville violence Fresnans hold vigil in light of Charlottesville violence
- August 14, 2017

Two state troopers were also killed when a helicopter crashed near the scene of the rally. For those gathered for a vigil at Woodward Park's Art of Life Healing Garden, it was time to offer their support against "intolerance" and for "solidarity". (more...)
Chris, Kyle Long Comment on Hometown of Charlottesville After Violent Protests Chris, Kyle Long Comment on Hometown of Charlottesville After Violent Protests
- August 14, 2017

However, for Long, who is a native of Charlottesville, the attack hit even closer to home. Neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members and other white supremacist groups staged a rally Friday to protest the city of Charlottesville's plans to remove a Robert E. (more...)
Man United's Victor Lindelof not ready for Premier League - Jose Mourinho Man United's Victor Lindelof not ready for Premier League - Jose Mourinho
- August 14, 2017

It was United's biggest opening-day win since beating Fulham 5-1 at Old Trafford in 2006 and Mourinho's biggest league win as Red Devils manager. Jose Mourinho says Victor Lindelof needs time to adapt to the Premier League after omitting the £31 million signing from the Manchester United squad on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. (more...)
Bilic admits it is Bilic admits it is "hard to find positives" after Man Utd defeat
- August 14, 2017

The victory propelled United to the top of the table and their performance was far more attack-minded and expansive than those of recent years, providing an early hint of a challenge for top-flight honours this term. Our levels of confidence and knowledge are higher so I am happy to start the season. The signing of Romelu Lukaku , a small-game specialist at this stage of his career , should certainly help. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez ruled out of Arsenal opener vs Leicester
- August 14, 2017

The latest round of rumours have linked Sanchez, who has less than 12 months to run on his current contract at Arsenal, with an £80million move to Paris Saint-Germain. The Chile worldwide has been linked with a move away from the club this summer with less than a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and could walk away for free at the end of the upcoming season. (more...)
Neymar cleared for PSG debut Neymar cleared for PSG debut
- August 14, 2017

Lionel Messi's reported €300million release clause may come under threat if Paris Saint-Germain were willing to fork out €222m for Neymar . Now the 28-year-old - who has played just 41 times in the last five years - has a chance to overcome his injury hell and revive his career with the Reds 13 years later. (more...)
Stanton ties Sheffield's home run mark as Marlins sweep Rockies Stanton ties Sheffield's home run mark as Marlins sweep Rockies
- August 14, 2017

Stanton hit his 42nd homer of the season, tying a franchise record set by Gary Sheffield in 1996 and leading Miami to a 5-3 victory over Colorado on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park. Stanton has now homered 21 times in the past 33 games, an epic stretch of power that hasn't occurred in more than 15 years. "I really enjoyed watching him play as a kid", Stanton said. (more...)
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique: It's tough to spend €222M
- August 14, 2017

And former Manchester United defender Pique says the transfer was months in the making. But he admits now that he knew Neymar was leaving. "In pre-season, again, he said he would leave". "He hasn't disappointed me, and I don't regret the "he's staying" tweet". "I'm not a spokesperson for anyone and I use social media as I want, whether people like it or not. (more...)
Wenger admits Arsenal will sell amid Alexis rumours Wenger admits Arsenal will sell amid Alexis rumours
- August 14, 2017

Maybe I made a mistake". "When we qualified for the Champions League, people told me: 'But you didn't win a trophy.' Now we won a trophy, and have not qualified for the Champions League, and it's said to me: 'Why are you not in the Champions League?' That's normal to live with, but I want to focus on my job and do as well as I can and win absolutely every competition", Wenger said, as quoted by Goal. (more...)
Lions fear DE Kerry Hyder may be out for 2017 season Lions fear DE Kerry Hyder may be out for 2017 season
- August 14, 2017

Then, last season, Hyder proved to be one of the biggest surprises in the National Football League, playing in all 16 games and finishing with 36 tackles and a team-leading eight sacks. The Austin, Texas, native was expected to be a big part of the Lions' pass rush this season, but for now, that's on hold while Detroit awaits word on the extent of his injury. (more...)
LeBron James slams Trump in the wake of Charlottesville LeBron James slams Trump in the wake of Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

Expressing his frustration at this weekend's monstrosity, James made a passing reference to Drumpf's "Make America Great Again" slogan, appearing to punctuate it with a sense of ironic blasé. As white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen clashed with counter-protesters, a vehicle drove into a crowd of people, killing one and injuring 19 others. (more...)
Caster Semenya wins 800m gold Caster Semenya wins 800m gold
- August 14, 2017

Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, world indoor champion and Olympic silver medallist, won the third and final semi ahead of Kenya's Margaret Wambui , bronze medallist at both the world indoors and Olympics previous year. The race got off to a fairly quick start, and unsurprisingly it was natural front-runners Niyonsaba and Wilson who went straight to the front, with Semenya, Wambui, and Sharp sitting comfortably behind them. (more...)
Kyle Walker replaced by Kyle Walker-Peters Kyle Walker replaced by Kyle Walker-Peters
- August 14, 2017

Not only did Walker-Peters start against Newcastle, he also won man of the match in his team's 2-0 win. Walker's time at Spurs ended in hard circumstances after he was dropped for the final few games of the season, with Kieran Trippier taking his place at right-back. (more...)
Pep Guardiola claims Premier League spending is 'unsustainable' Pep Guardiola claims Premier League spending is 'unsustainable'
- August 14, 2017

Even though their opponents, Brighton & Hove Albion, had broken their own transfer record three times this window, the Seagulls' outlay was roughly one-tenth that of City - forcing them to mind the gap. With the strikers we have - Sergio (Aguero), Raheem ( Sterling ), Gabriel (Jesus), Bernardo Silva - all of them, they're so young so they're going to stay for the future. (more...)
Romelu Lukaku backed to succeed at Manchester United
- August 14, 2017

Nemanja Matic knows a thing or two about winning the Premier League and has already seen enough to be confident of a Manchester United title challenge this season. "Not just for his qualities but also for my relationship with him, the way I know him, the way he knows me". Matic was part of Jose Mourinho's side that won the Premier League crown and the EFL Cup in the 2014-15 season following his £21m switch from Benfica. (more...)
Rory McIlroy and his wonderful cart-path par Rory McIlroy and his wonderful cart-path par
- August 14, 2017

A solitary missed cut in 2011 preceded a five-year streak where he never finished worse than T-10 at the course, notching another win and a T-2 in the process. "I do remember finishing in the dark a lot when I was a kid, not thinking that it was going to be I was running down the 18th hole at a major championship", Day said. (more...)
Neymar shines on PSG debut, Falcao inspires Monaco Neymar shines on PSG debut, Falcao inspires Monaco
- August 14, 2017

The Brazil forward, making his much-anticipated first appearance for PSG since joining them from Barcelona for a world-record 222million euro (B£200.6million) transfer fee, opened his account with a simple close-range finish in the 82nd minute, set up by Edinson Cavani . (more...)
Antonio Callway, six other Florida Gators suspended for MI game Antonio Callway, six other Florida Gators suspended for MI game
- August 14, 2017

Coach Jim McElwain has an already scheduled press conference for Monday at 12:15 p.m. The other players suspended are defensive end Keivonnis Davis , defensive tackle Richerd Desir-Jones, linebacker James Houston, linebacker Ventrell Miller , defensive lineman Jordan Smith and offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort . (more...)
Matsuyama, Day make moves before play suspended at US PGA Matsuyama, Day make moves before play suspended at US PGA
- August 13, 2017

It did not develop cruelty; it was born that way. The 16th, 17th and 18th holes at Quail Hollow are regarded as among the hardest three-hole stretch in golf, right up there with the 10th-12th at Augusta National Golf Club and the 8th-10th at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (more...)
Harper has bone bruise, Nats hopeful he's back this season Harper has bone bruise, Nats hopeful he's back this season
- August 13, 2017

Washington (69-45) has a 14.5 games lead on the Miami Marlins in the National League East. If the injury is serious, that could also take a mental hit to the Nationals' club, or fuel their fire during Harper's absence. Forget the part where the Nationals haven't even won a postseason series since 1981, when they were the Expos, and how losing Harper was going to make that a much more hard hill to climb. (more...)
Mourinho: Why Matic is my ideal signing Mourinho: Why Matic is my ideal signing
- August 13, 2017

Matic, now 29 and standing an impressive 6ft 4in tall, wanted to join him in the Theatre of Dreams revolution. It is something Paul Pogba and others should benefit from when United begin their league campaign against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday. (more...)
Disaster as Bolt ends career in London Disaster as Bolt ends career in London
- August 13, 2017

In his trademark style, Bolt grabbed the baton from Campbell, who ran the third leg, and blasted ahead of all his rivals and slowed down while approaching the finish line to conserve energy for the finals. Bolt finishes his career with a staggering 14 career medals in the world championships , 11 of them gold, and with eight Olympic gold medals. Ever since, Bolt has flaunted his power at the end of every major championship, getting the third gold medal for himself and sometimes another ... (more...)
Mark Lawrenson predicts Manchester United v West Ham United Mark Lawrenson predicts Manchester United v West Ham United
- August 13, 2017

Mexican soccer is now struggling with the latest news of eternal national team captain Rafael Marquez linked to drug trafficking and the shocking career moves of Carlos Vela and Jonathan Dos Santos from La Liga to the MLS. Mkhitaryan was hauled off following a dire display against Manchester City in September and it took months to regain Mourinho's trust. "For us it's just another game, a game we look forward to - these are the kind of games players want to play", Fonte concluded. (more...)
Romelu Lukaku nets twice as Man United ease past West Ham
- August 13, 2017

Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League last season to mask over their Premier League disappointment. Substitute Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba added late goals that gave a true reflection of United's dominance and sent Jose Mourinho's side to the top of the early-season standings on goal difference. (more...)
Wenger 'relieved' Giroud stayed at Arsenal after victor against Leicester Wenger 'relieved' Giroud stayed at Arsenal after victor against Leicester
- August 13, 2017

The Frenchman brought on Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey to improve the attack, and his decision was rewarded as the duo scored in the final ten minutes to bring home Arsenal's second opening day victory in eight seasons. To think, we have an entire opening weekend to go yet, as well as an entire season. Arsenal's defending was shaky throughout as Wenger's back three left goalkeeper Petr Cech exposed time and again. (more...)
West Ham keeper has black eye on success at Manchester United
- August 13, 2017

Arnautovic could have a bigger role with West Ham than he did with Stoke, especially when playing with the always-dangerous Chicharito. "I am grateful for West Ham to be given me this chance, because I didn't really have too many options to be honest". (more...)
Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case
- August 13, 2017

For now, DMC is probably still best left to the back-end of fantasy drafts. "It's not my place to comment on whether I think it's justified". While there were 16 suspensions, it is 13 players because Randy Gregory has received two suspensions for a total of 30 games , and Rolando McClain three for a total of 30. (more...)
Burney puts the sword to reigning EPL champions Chelsea
- August 13, 2017

We will find the right solution, we will find the right solution. "You can see that in every friendly game I always played the best formation and I did the same today". Antonio Conte was not happy with his side's showing against Burnley . Ward had only ever previously netted one solitary top-flight goal for the Clarets and that came in a 3-2 win over Bournemouth last December. (more...)
Sports Why Antonio Conte May Exit Chelsea Soon- Carragher Sports Why Antonio Conte May Exit Chelsea Soon- Carragher
- August 13, 2017

Above all, the former Champions League victor believes that the current Blues manager has been ignored during the summer transfer window and will not put up with the board calling the shots over who the club should or should not bring into the team for much longer. (more...)