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Tour de France champion Chris Froome hoping to double up in Spain Tour de France champion Chris Froome hoping to double up in Spain
- August 15, 2017

Froome, 32, hopes to emulate Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) by becoming only the third rider to win the Tour and the Vuelta in the same year. " Typically, it's a very aggressive race and a very punchy style of racing, which always makes for great viewing for the fans." Team principal Sir Dave Brailsford is pleased to have Poels back in his grand tour squad for when the race kicks off with a team time trial in Nimes on Saturday, August 19. (more...)
Will reclassify, head to Duke Will reclassify, head to Duke
- August 15, 2017

UCLA and USC were the other candidates for the West Coast product. Bagley - a 6-foot-11 power forward from Arizona , now living in the Los Angeles area - had been the consensus No. Duke's class of 2017 already touts 5-star recruits, point guard Trevon Duval, forward Wendell Carter and guard Gary Carter Jr., along with 4-star recruits in guard Alex O'Connell, forward Jordan Tucker and guard Jordan Goldwire. (more...)
Costa willing to be fined till Chelsea let him leave Costa willing to be fined till Chelsea let him leave
- August 15, 2017

Discussions on an extension came to nothing, however, and Costa has blamed his manager for blocking negotiations. "In January, things happened with the coach". I've been a good boy here and tried to do the right thing. I'm here with my parents and people who respect me. He's not been sold but he's out in Brazil I believe, swanning around on a beach. (more...)
Conte : Manager admits red cards could prompt Chelsea re-think Conte : Manager admits red cards could prompt Chelsea re-think
- August 15, 2017

Rocked by Gary Cahill's early red card, Chelsea crumbled as Burnley scored three times in the first half with hardly any resistence from the lacklustre champions. "There are a lot of big games coming so it's important that we remind ourselves of that". He continued: "I'll show the players the game, the positive and the negative situations and we will work again to try to improve and avoid the mistakes we made against Burnley and prepare in the right way for the Tottenham game. (more...)
Antonio Conte isn't going to last the season at Chelsea Antonio Conte isn't going to last the season at Chelsea
- August 15, 2017

Conte has been vocal about the need to improve his Chelsea squad and add greater strength in depth. Their next challenge is a crucial derby against Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday. The Italian is now among the bookmakers' favourites to be the first Premier League manager to leave his position this season , and Daily Telegraph chief sports writer Paul Hayward believes the situation is his own making. (more...)
Premier League moves to close transfer window before season Premier League moves to close transfer window before season
- August 15, 2017

According to reports, representatives from the 20 Prem clubs will vote at next month's shareholder's meeting to move the deadline to the week before the 2018-19 season begins. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Swansea manager Paul Clement have both called for earlier deadlines. But an early closure of the window would eliminate the panic buys so many clubs are guilty of after a poor start to the domestic campaign and make it harder for players to hold out in pre-season, knowing they ... (more...)
Costa Slams Conte & Chelsea Mistreatment
- August 15, 2017

Thanks for the seasono [sic] we spent together. The Spaniard missed the first day of pre season training after being excused from the squad, and has since been in his hometown of Lagarto . "Everyone was very sad when things didn't work out in the end for him at Chelsea ". Costa added that if he is to leave this summer, he only wants to return to his former club Atletico Madrid , but Barton thinks that the Merseyside outfits should make moves. (more...)
India smash Sri Lanka to sweep Test series
- August 15, 2017

Dinesh Chandimal , in only his second series at the helm, lamented the 0-3 beating at India's hands. Mohammed Shami missed the last seven Tests at home last season with a sore knee, but when he returned to the five-day set-up in Galle for the first match of three against Sri Lanka , it was as if he had never been away. (more...)
Seahawks' Bennett sits for national anthem in preseason opener Seahawks' Bennett sits for national anthem in preseason opener
- August 15, 2017

When asked about it, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Lynch told him that he has been sitting on the bench for the anthem for 11 years and that he was just "being myself". The Baltimore Ravens had reportedly considered taking Kaepernick on as a player, however on Monday the team signed quarterback Thad Lewis , passing on the controversial player, according to CBS Sports . (more...)
Romelu Lukaku brace for Man United leaves Lou Macari a nervous wreck Romelu Lukaku brace for Man United leaves Lou Macari a nervous wreck
- August 15, 2017

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News. "It depends on what is happening or what was happening behind doors and we don't know". He was more than that against West Ham . Mourinho's men are hard to beat, but draw too often at home. On 50 minutes Rashford burst away down the left channel and into the area, but he curled his right-foot strike wide of the far post. (more...)
Antonio Conte 'furious' at Chelsea star after ill-discipline in Burnley defeat Antonio Conte 'furious' at Chelsea star after ill-discipline in Burnley defeat
- August 15, 2017

But do I feel sorry for Chelsea because they don't have enough players? It's been quite the turnaround in fortunes at Stamford Bridge but, after a summer in which 28 players have been sold, loaned or released, you could say that Chelsea have played a part in their own downfall. (more...)
Zverev stuns Federer 2-0, wins Rogers Cup Zverev stuns Federer 2-0, wins Rogers Cup
- August 15, 2017

He earned US$220,760 - more than doubling his career prize money . Federer broke out into a massive smile as the crowd applauded Zverev's sentiments, even if the 36-year-old is unlikely to get many more chances. "But at the end of the day he did a good job to make me play those points". 'I had a bit of muscle pain, aches and pains here and there, just because it's back on the match courts, on the hard courts. (more...)
Conte Moves For Perisic As United Interest Wanes
- August 15, 2017

As Costa confirmed in said interview, Chelsea granted him an extra week of vacation, but then expected him to return to Cobham. "They want me to be there training with the reserves". The ugly situation with Costa and Chelsea continues to rumble on . "If I was Ronald Koeman or Jürgen Klopp I'd be on the phone to Chelsea trying to get that done". (more...)
Chelsea fine wantaway striker Diego Costa Chelsea fine wantaway striker Diego Costa
- August 15, 2017

In an interview with the Daily Mail , Costa explained Chelsea have demanded he return to the club but will not allow him access to the first-team dressing room and would force him to train with their Under-23 side. "I am waiting for Chelsea to set me free". I suspect the manager was behind it. As things stand, it appears this saga will only end one way―with Costa getting the transfer he desires. (more...)
Antonio Conte : I never wanted Matic to leave Chelsea for United Antonio Conte : I never wanted Matic to leave Chelsea for United
- August 15, 2017

They have weakened their own team and strengthened Manchester United, who now have a better chance of winning the Premier League than Chelsea. "He is probably the best in England alongside N'Golo Kante ". "There is a lot of games, it's a long season but I expect us to do well". Will he gel alongside Kante? "Matic has intelligence and experience of the Premier League". (more...)
Trump orders Chinese trade investigation despite cooperation on North Korea Trump orders Chinese trade investigation despite cooperation on North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Trump is expected to order US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to start an investigation into possible unfair trade practices by China , such as patent infringement and forced transfer of intellectual property. "The Korean peninsula nuclear issue and the China-US trade issue are totally different and it's not appropriate to use one issue as a tool to keep pressure on the other issue". (more...)
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- August 15, 2017

Arsenal are set to kick-start their EPL campaign against Leicester City on Friday, August 11 while on the other hand, Chelsea are set to begin their title defence against Burnley on Saturday, August 12. Many people seemed to have turned their nose up at Alonso and being a £7m defender, I can understand why. 'The importance for me about this player, as I repeat he's a really real good player, he's a really strong player, very important for our team. (more...)
Premier League right to finally put an end to transfer deadline madness Premier League right to finally put an end to transfer deadline madness
- August 15, 2017

The Premier League's season has historically always started before the close of the transfer window , which seems a bit ridiculous on its face. The current transfer window is scheduled to close August 31, almost three weeks after the Premier League season opened with Arsenal's victory against Leicester City on Friday. (more...)
Phil Kessel is eating hot dogs out of the Stanley Cup Phil Kessel is eating hot dogs out of the Stanley Cup
- August 15, 2017

Kessel, for his part, has embraced the image, which is a lot easier to do when all you've accomplished since the story's publication is win two Stanley Cups. Because Kessel looks like a guy who could conceivably be tempted by the odd hot dog, the joke continues to have legs. And if that story is what's motivating him to play well and train hard, then all the more power to him. (more...)
Southampton enter into partnership with Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao and his family Southampton enter into partnership with Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao and his family
- August 15, 2017

Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr has announced the club will enter into a partnership with the Gao Family. Gao, who has been in talks with Southampton for almost a year, said he was "honoured and humbled" to have a stake in the club. (more...)
Cesar Azpilicueta: 'New Chelsea signings not on same level as departed players' Cesar Azpilicueta: 'New Chelsea signings not on same level as departed players'
- August 15, 2017

We have good young players but we have to know the reality. "I'll show the players the game, the positive and negative situations and we will work again to try to improve to avoid the mistakes we made against Burnley and prepare in the right way for the Tottenham game". (more...)
Burnley to move for £15m-rated Leeds United striker Chris Wood? Burnley to move for £15m-rated Leeds United striker Chris Wood?
- August 15, 2017

On Tuesday, Watford completed the signing of Brazilian forward Richarlison from Fluminense for a reported fee of £13 million. Competitive football. That's what's driven me to be here now. Leeds have also taken note of the £15m fee Middlesbrough paid to land Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest and feel Wood is worth more. "It was a learning curve". (more...)
Premier League clubs to vote on early closure of summer transfer window Premier League clubs to vote on early closure of summer transfer window
- August 15, 2017

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are planning to vote for a new summer transfer window that shuts BEFORE next season's first game. Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review's Grapevine, published twice a day during the summer transfer window. (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton Ties Marlins' Record With 42nd Home Run of Season Giancarlo Stanton Ties Marlins' Record With 42nd Home Run of Season
- August 15, 2017

Coming into play on Monday, Stanton already led all of baseball in home runs and slugging percentage (.635), marks that will only improve following his first-inning mash. The last player to hit 60-plus home runs in a season was Barry Bonds in 2001, when he slugged 73 of them. Stanton hit his 10 home run in 11 games and his 22nd in the past 34 games. (more...)
Ronaldo gets five-match ban for pushing referee, red card Ronaldo gets five-match ban for pushing referee, red card
- August 15, 2017

Cape Town - Cristiano Ronaldo trolled Lionel Messi's iconic goal celebration after scoring Real Madrid's second goal in a 3-1 first-leg Spanish Super Cup win. And that was to prove very costly just two minutes later when he saw a second yellow card for diving as he went down under a challenge from Samuel Umtiti inside the area. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Dragon Resupply Mission to the ISS
- August 15, 2017

The computer is created to improve NASA's data processing capabilities in space and mitigate the challenges presented by communication latencies, which could be as long as 20 minutes each way during a future mission to Mars. The benchmark figures from the Spaceborne Computer will analyzed to see how it degrades over time; the results will be compared to the same benchmarks running on an identical computer in a laboratory on Earth. (more...)
Southampton's scoring woes continue in 0-0 draw vs Swansea Southampton's scoring woes continue in 0-0 draw vs Swansea
- August 15, 2017

Swansea , without the injured Fernando LLorente and the unsettled Gylfi Sigurdsson looked even more toothless. Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino reveals his frustration following Saturday's goalless draw with Swansea City in the Premier League . (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo gets five-game ban after pushing referee — Real Madrid
- August 15, 2017

Terry and Jon assess the fall-out from that game - Barca's first without Neymar and first at the Nou Camp under new boss Ernesto Valverde. " Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro - having been shown the red card, the player pushed me slightly in a sign of his disagreement", the Basque official wrote. (more...)
WWE Network to stream 'SummerSlam' live in Hindi for the first time WWE Network to stream 'SummerSlam' live in Hindi for the first time
- August 15, 2017

There were a number of rumors that it would be John Cena who would be taking on Mahal. Naomi vs. Natalya for Naomi's SmackDown Women's Championship. My guess is they make this match next Monday after they officially reunite. Bobby Roode (c) vs. Titus says he and RAW General Manager Kurt Angle talked things over and they decided it would be better to have the match on RAW . (more...)
Lewis Grabban : Player haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark Lewis Grabban : Player haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark
- August 15, 2017

The side launched the new season with a draw with Derby County nine days ago and, speaking after today's game, Grayson thanked his charges for executing his game plan. "So far, the Celtic game aside, it has been promising and it can only get better". A routine high ball forward was flicked on by James Vaughan and Grabban shrugged off the attentions of Christophe Zimmerman before calmly slotting the ball past Angus Gunn. (more...)

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