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NBC announces all-star broadcast booth for Georgia's trip to Notre Dame NBC announces all-star broadcast booth for Georgia's trip to Notre Dame
- August 14, 2017

Here's who will be calling games for the Fighting Irish this season. The Sept. 9 game with Georgia and October 21 meeting with longtime rival USC are scheduled for prime time. Tirico also is the host of NBC's Sunday-night NFL football pregame show, has been the host of its Triple Crown horse racing coverage and last football season did play-by-play on a half-dozen NBC-produced regular-season NFL Network telecasts. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott suspension appeal to focus on ex-girlfriend's testimony Ezekiel Elliott suspension appeal to focus on ex-girlfriend's testimony
- August 14, 2017

Stacy Elliott tweeted a screenshot of a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story that includes claims the woman said things like "your career is over" and "You're a black male athlete. Elliott was never charged nor arrested, but the National Football League has a lesser burden of proof than the legal system. "We are all held to a high standard and must conduct ourselves in a way that is responsible, promotes the values of the National Football League, and is lawful'". (more...)
Rogers Cup: Roger Federer beats Roberto Bautista Agut in Montreal Rogers Cup: Roger Federer beats Roberto Bautista Agut in Montreal
- August 14, 2017

The Canadian edged out Kyrgios 7-6 in the first set but the Australian rebounded to take the second set 6-3. The momentum changed in the second set after a brief rain delay halted play for about 10 minutes with Shapovalov holding a 3-2 lead on serve. (more...)
Jose Mourinho reacts to Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United
- August 14, 2017

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has hailed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for securing a "magnificent" transfer deal for Nemanja Matic . Strikers can play phenomenally well, but if they don't score goals, the pressure is on them. Tiemoue Bakayoko was signed from Monaco, to complement Matic rather than replace him. Chelsea's 3-2 defeat at home to Burnley 24 hours earlier made Matic's performance even more noteworthy. (more...)
Payton and Breaux react to trade talk Payton and Breaux react to trade talk
- August 14, 2017

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe joined the Saints in the same offseason as Breaux and missed 17 of 32 possible games, due to injury. He's missed more than week of practice due to a leg contusion and finished previous year on injured reserve with a shoulder sprain. (more...)
Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day victor against Leicester Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day victor against Leicester
- August 14, 2017

It brings him level with former Arsenal favourite Kevin Campbell, who breached Manchester City swiftly at Highbury in 1994, while Colombia great Faustino Asprilla also punished Sheffield Wednesday in the second minute of the 1997-98 campaign while at Newcastle United. (more...)
Ruthless India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka
- August 14, 2017

After scoring a fifty in Galle and a 20 in Colombo, Pandya noched up his maiden ton in whites in the third Test. Not only did the wickets fall, the scoring rate came down too. It was a stand during which Pandya was content to rotate strike and hit the odd boundary, as he reached 50 off 61 balls. Pujara for a change picked the wrong length to cut. (more...)
After Hospital Chief, Doctor In Charge Of Children's Ward Removed In UP After Hospital Chief, Doctor In Charge Of Children's Ward Removed In UP
- August 14, 2017

The tragedy has been condemned as a "massacre" and the step from the government comes after the provincial administration got battered by allegations of criminal negligence by rights groups and opposition parties. MoS for health Anupriya Patel and Union health secretary would take stock of the situation in Gorakhpur , the Prime Minister's Office said. "The Chief Minister was not informed by the doctors and officials about shortage of oxygen neither on July 9 nor on August 9 ", Singh said ... (more...)
Stephen Ward signs new two-year deal with Burnley Stephen Ward signs new two-year deal with Burnley
- August 14, 2017

Republic of Ireland global Stephen Ward signs a new contract with Burnley until the summer of 2019. The former Bohemians ace was thrilled with his contract, saying: "I'm delighted to have signed". However, despite showing glimpses of his quality, Defour made just 16 Premier League starts, only one of which came after January, when the midfielder had offered no guarantees about his long-term future at Turf Moor. (more...)
Mourinho Explains Why Matic Is His Ideal Signing Mourinho Explains Why Matic Is His Ideal Signing
- August 14, 2017

The central midfield role was seriously neglected for years at Old Trafford. And in this sense he is much more than a midfield reinforcement. In Ander Herrera, they have a tenacious captain in waiting. Matic is delighted with how things are going and believes that, having signed a three-year contract, he could take in a lengthy spell with the Red Devils. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez was in Paris for transfer talks last night - Bertrand Latour Alexis Sanchez was in Paris for transfer talks last night - Bertrand Latour
- August 14, 2017

And when Sanchez took to Twitter to send an innocent tweet to singer Richard Marx on Sunday, he forgot to turn off the geo-location before hitting send. Having done little to dispel rumours, Sanchez has been strongly linked with a move away from Arsenal for months now, with PSG rumoured to be among the chasing pack. (more...)
Jarrett Stidham officially named starting quarterback for Auburn football Jarrett Stidham officially named starting quarterback for Auburn football
- August 14, 2017

He attended a junior college but didn't play football last season before signing with Auburn . The longest pass of White's career is just 48 yards, and Auburn was one of 11 teams in the nation to not complete a pass of at least 60 yards previous year. (more...)
India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs
- August 14, 2017

R Ashwin, who once again contributed with the bat with 31 runs, was the last man to get out before stumps as Hardik Pandya and Wriddhiman Saha managed to keep their wickets before the end of day's play. Shami provided the flawless start with a fiery spell up front though he didn't get the requisite support from the other end. After a poor performance by Sri Lankan bowlers, their batsman also disappointed in the middle as they never got going. (more...)
Virender Sehwag compares Hardik Pandya to Kung Fu Panda Virender Sehwag compares Hardik Pandya to Kung Fu Panda
- August 14, 2017

The Baroda allrounder, meanwhile, has credited his success to the guidance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, under whom he made his India debut. When he got to his hundred, the camera immediately turned towards the dressing room and the Indian team was up on their feet, applauding Pandya's knock. (more...)
Joselu set for Newcastle United move from Stoke City Joselu set for Newcastle United move from Stoke City
- August 14, 2017

The 2015/16 season (the season in which the Magpies were relegated), Newcastle scored only 44 goals all term, which played a large part in the club's failures - despite current boss Benitez arriving in March. Joselu was missing from Stoke's 1-0 loss at Goodison as the club were locked in talks with Newcastle over a permanent deal. Hence he struggled to make his mark at Real and was eventually sold to PSG for around £22m last summer. (more...)
LaVar Ball And Ice Cube Face-Off In A Four-Point Basketball Challenge LaVar Ball And Ice Cube Face-Off In A Four-Point Basketball Challenge
- August 14, 2017

Ice Cube challenged Ball to see who could make more four-point shots - a gimmick of the BIG3 - in a 90-second period when the touring league came to town this summer. "That was Cube's ball", the PA announcer said after Ball seemed surprised he wasn't declared the victor. Ice Cube defeated him 2-1, but the best part had to be when Lavar Ball acted like he made a shot when it was Ice Cube's ball that found the bottom of the net. (more...)
Schalke 04 confirm talks with Chelsea about Baba Rahman loan Schalke 04 confirm talks with Chelsea about Baba Rahman loan
- August 14, 2017

Baba Rahman has struggled to break into the Chelsea first team since joining from Augsburg in 2015. His ongoing recovery will be a factor in any deal but Schalke remain keen on the 23-year-old, who made 20 appearances for the club in the first half of last season, before the German side finished 10th in the Bundesliga. (more...)
Stephen Ward: Burnley defender signs new contract until 2019 Stephen Ward: Burnley defender signs new contract until 2019
- August 14, 2017

Ward joined the Clarets from Wolves, following a season-long loan spell at Brighton, after Burnley had won promotion to the Premier League in 2014. Last season Ward started all but one of Burnley's Premier League games, more than anyone else in Dyche's squad. "We know he can play , his ball for the goal is absolutely fantastic, so we know that". (more...)
Jose Mourinho hails Romelu Lukaku, Namanja Matic experience
- August 14, 2017

He could be one of the signings of the summer at 40 million pounds ($53 million). Romelu Lukaku hit the ground running with two goals as Manchester United made a flying start to their Premier League campaign by thrashing West Ham . With strikers Lukaku and Marcus Rashford stretching play with their runs and Pogba making the most of the space behind, United was so much more unsafe. (more...)
Report into alleged Rio ticket touting to be published Report into alleged Rio ticket touting to be published
- August 14, 2017

The report claimed that the deal with THG had been worth approximately €1.6 million (£1.4 million/$1.9 million) since 2010. The report into alleged ticket touting at the Rio Olympics is due to be published this afternoon . However, the judge was unable to build up a full picture of what happened to all of the tickets allocated to Ireland for the Games. Judge Carroll Moran found that Pro10 was "not fit for purpose" and was used to "disguise the continuing role of THG" in the handling of ... (more...)
Devonta Freeman has concussion, won't play this week Devonta Freeman has concussion, won't play this week
- August 14, 2017

Falcons coach Dan Quinn didn't know the details behind Freeman's heat-related exit this time. Quinn wasn't ready to rule Freeman out the rest of the preseason, but until he's cleared by an independent neurologist, that won't happen anyway. (more...)
McIlroy and Lowry unsure where rest of the season will take them McIlroy and Lowry unsure where rest of the season will take them
- August 14, 2017

The world number four injured his rib during rigorous equipment testing in the off-season and it has plagued him throughout 2017. The inside of my left arm goes numb. "The next big thing is April and that's really what my focus will be on until then". The injury originally surfaced during the South African Open in January, where he lost in a play-off despite being in pain. (more...)
Barcelona coach Valverde: Isco, Asensio great players. Deulofeu...? Barcelona coach Valverde: Isco, Asensio great players. Deulofeu...?
- August 14, 2017

The Blaugrana fell to defeat, despite having a man advantage for the final minutes following the dismissal of Cristiano Ronaldo. Speaking to reporters post-match, Valverde said: "I don't have the feeling that we were as far away from [Real Madrid] as the scoreboard indicates". (more...)
Leeds United Closing In On Bundesliga Star Leeds United Closing In On Bundesliga Star
- August 14, 2017

Catching the match against Preston North End was an added bonus for the Hamburg player. We were the better side when it was 11 versus 11 and they couldn't live with us. The 20-year-old started against Preston after first-choice left-back Gaetano Berardi was lost to a dislocated shoulder in a 3-2 win over Bolton Wanderers on the first weekend of the new term. (more...)
Antonio Conte fumes at Cesc Fàbregas over red card Antonio Conte fumes at Cesc Fàbregas over red card
- August 14, 2017

As well as worsening Chelsea's predicament, the Spaniard's dismissal marked the first occasion ever on which two players from the same team had been sent off on a Premier League opening day. "Did we expect this situation?" Dyche was impressed with how his men reacted to the star studded change which turned the game, saying the " shape and organisation was great ". (more...)
Jose Mourinho not getting carried away by Man United win vs Jose Mourinho not getting carried away by Man United win vs
- August 14, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he is delighted with the levels of confidence on show from his players, following their 4-0 win over West Ham . "I didn't disturb him, I didn't disturb Chelsea". We've seen him a lot over the years but I thought he was better on the ball than I've seen him before. (more...)
Japan can intercept North Korean missile headed towards Guam - defense minister Japan can intercept North Korean missile headed towards Guam - defense minister
- August 14, 2017

Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis also warned North Korea against pursuing a policy which led to "the end of its regime and the destruction of its people". German Chancellor Angela Merkel described escalation as "the wrong answer", while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Trump's statements were "very worrying". (more...)
Larson captures win after restart Larson captures win after restart
- August 14, 2017

He considered how his No. 77 Furniture Row Toyota Camry would respond after sitting still though the five-minute delay. Odds of racing Sunday's NASCAR Monster Energy Pure Michigan 400 are 100 percent . Following one top 10 in the first 11 races, Jones has seven in the past 12 races - including three in a row. Yet neither ended up in victory lane. "He's going to win some races", Truex said. (more...)
Nemanja Matic leaving Chelsea surprised Jose Mourinho Nemanja Matic leaving Chelsea surprised Jose Mourinho
- August 14, 2017

The performance and the levels of confidence is what means a lot to me. In fact, the Belgian striker has become one of the most prolific powerhouses in the Premier League , featuring regularly among the top scorers in recent seasons. Mourinho's attitude is therefore wise and with 37 games of the season to come - along with a Champions League campaign - he knows there will be moments of doubt and questioning. (more...)
Wenger tells Arsenal forward Lacazette: Be like Ibrahimovic! Wenger tells Arsenal forward Lacazette: Be like Ibrahimovic!
- August 14, 2017

Arsenal are now facing Leicester in the opening fixture of the campaign - with the Gunners 2-1 down after 29 minutes, with Lacazette's earlier goal being cancelled out by Leicester's Shinji Okazaki just moments later and Jamie Vardy putting the away side in front around the half hour mark. (more...)