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'Aunt' Venus Williams gearing up for Serena's child, US Open 'Aunt' Venus Williams gearing up for Serena's child, US Open
- August 17, 2017

Barty's Fed Cup teammate Daria Gavrilova's Cincinnati campaign is over after the 23-year-old fell in three sets to Italy's Camila Giorgi, 7-6 (7-1) 5-7 6-3. "So it's a completely different experience than before when I was a child". Stosur had held Australia's top women's ranking for a record 442 weeks, but will find herself as the country's No.3 when she arrives in NY for the final grand slam of the year starting on August 29. (more...)
Tom Brady on playing at age 40: 'I'm never sore' Tom Brady on playing at age 40: 'I'm never sore'
- August 17, 2017

He could sell you the auto you already own, and had a few reporters ready to ditch our current careers and go back to whatever college he ends up at next. Belichick applauded La Russa's forward thinking throughout his 33-year career as a manager in Major League Baseball. "I'm sure they're continuing to head up". (more...)
Man United signed very good players — Mkhitaryan Man United signed very good players — Mkhitaryan
- August 17, 2017

Lukaku scored his goals and Lindelof is still going to have time to show himself. When asked which Manchester United player he'd like at Liverpool, Gerrard replied: 'Looking at them at the weekend... Because we were playing a very good opponent - West Ham . Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matić is hoping to remain at the club for a long time following his summer transfer from Chelsea , per the club's official website. (more...)
Special glasses essential for viewing the solar eclipse Special glasses essential for viewing the solar eclipse
- August 17, 2017

Staring - even squinting - at the sun can cause serious damage to a person's eyes. Unless you are traveling outside Northern Indiana, we WILL NOT be viewing a total eclipse on August 21st. For anyone watching live, stay safe with special glasses and camera filters designed for eclipses. "You will have a crescent sun", said Stephen Ramsden, the founder of the Atlanta-based Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. (more...)
Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses
- August 17, 2017

NASA's streaming from Charleston, South Carolina , where the total solar eclipse will begin at about 2:47PM and last for about a minute and a half. Luckily, the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science and a few local libraries have you covered. Miss Maggie will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday. (more...)
Borussia Dortmund star speaks out about Liverpool rumours Borussia Dortmund star speaks out about Liverpool rumours
- August 17, 2017

With Philippe Coutinho reportedly set for a big-money Barcelona switch, Pulisic has been mentioned as a possible replacement for the Brazilian but the youngster has ruled out a move to Anfield. 'Last season, I established myself in Dortmund with a European top club, which was always my dream as a little boy. "I am very happy at Dortmund". "I extended my contract until the beginning of the year until 2020". (more...)
Dwyane Wade Expected To Reach Buyout With Bulls In 'Next Few Months' Dwyane Wade Expected To Reach Buyout With Bulls In 'Next Few Months'
- August 17, 2017

On the other hand, Wade is in the back-nine of his career and wants to be able to go out on top. According to a recent report from ESPN's Nick Friedall, that Wade and the Chicago Bulls will likely reach a buyout agreement within the next few months. (more...)
Cowboys' Jaylon Smith to Make Team Debut in Preseason Game vs. Colts Cowboys' Jaylon Smith to Make Team Debut in Preseason Game vs. Colts
- August 17, 2017

During that game, Smith suffered a torn ACL and nerve damage in his left knee. There was some doubt as to whether Smith would ever take the field again , as his initial recovery stalled, but he took off the entire 2016 National Football League season to let the knee heal. (more...)
Genia joins Rebels after re-signing with ARU Genia joins Rebels after re-signing with ARU
- August 17, 2017

The 78-Test veteran joins a team that finished bottom of the Australian conference with a solitary win and was only recently assured of continuing in the competition next season following a protracted process to cull an Aussie side. "Once I do have time to stop and think, yeah I will have to reassess then", he told local media at Wallabies' training in Sydney. Before linking up with his new club, Genia has the small matter of Australia's Bledisloe Cup clashes with the All Blacks. (more...)
Champions League round-up: Napoli and Sevilla win first legs Champions League round-up: Napoli and Sevilla win first legs
- August 17, 2017

Dries Mertens put Napoli ahead in the 13th minute when he raced onto Marek Hamsik's chipped pass and thumped the ball into the far corner. And Christophe Jallet then fouled Belgium worldwide Mertens in the 70th minute to concede a penalty, which Jorginho scored to seal the win. (more...)
LSU's potential new live tiger mascot arrives on campus LSU's potential new live tiger mascot arrives on campus
- August 17, 2017

It's move-in week at LSU-and not just for students. Until his quarantine ends, the tiger won't be in public view or available for the media to photograph. In January, LSU announced the next Mike the Tiger would not be paraded around LSU football games as cheerleaders ride atop his golden cage - a major departure as the university seeks to simultaneously continue and update the decades-old tradition of keeping a live mascot on campus. (more...)
UW's Jake Browning, WSU's Luke Falk named to Manning Award watch list UW's Jake Browning, WSU's Luke Falk named to Manning Award watch list
- August 17, 2017

Falk and Browning were both finalists for the award in 2016. He was previously named a candidate for the Walter Camp Award , Maxwell Award , the Allstate AFCA Good Hands Team, the Wuerffel Trophy, and the Davey O'Brien Award . McSorley threw TD passes to 10 different receivers, marking the first time since 1971 a Penn State quarterback found 10-plus pass catchers for scores. (more...)
Celtic 5-0 Astana: Brendan Rodgers hails 'brilliant performance' Celtic 5-0 Astana: Brendan Rodgers hails 'brilliant performance'
- August 17, 2017

The Scotland global added his own name to the scoresheet into the closing stages, cutting inside the box and letting fly, his shot sailing straight into the far corner. The Bhoys nearly got off the the ideal start in the 4th minute, but Sinclair's swiping left-footed strike flashed just wide of the left-hand post from six yards out. (more...)
Chick-fil-A addresses decision to close Sundays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Chick-fil-A addresses decision to close Sundays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- August 17, 2017

Another breaded chicken sandwich is available at the Westside Works stand, a partnership between Falcons owner Arthur Blank and the local community. An Atlanta chef will sell his COS, or Closed on Sunday, Chick-fil-A-inspired chicken sandwich on the 200 concourse on Sundays. (more...)
Why You Need Special Glasses to Watch the Eclipse Why You Need Special Glasses to Watch the Eclipse
- August 17, 2017

From 2 p.m.to 3:30 p.m., the park rangers at Washington's Birthplace will be near the Memorial House with a solar telescope, which will be trained on the sun. The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 is an exciting event. Your eyes could be greatly damaged! "What more do you want?" Check out my blog on exactly how to do that on WJHL.com! It's only when the moon completely covers the sun 100%. (more...)
Real Madrid lose appeal as Ronaldo FIVE match ban upheld
- August 17, 2017

Moments later, the Real Madrid Star man dropped down in the Barcelona box and instead of getting a penalty awarded as he would have preferred, the Referee game him a second yellow card and consequently a Red. I've been very clear in my answer. The club had expected that the committee would review the sanction, following the red card earned by Ronaldo at the first leg of the SuperCup at Camp Nou on Sunday. (more...)
With Matic in midfield, Pogba wants more goals
- August 17, 2017

We have started well, yet we have to carry on like this. It is only one game. For the whole of last season, Pogba's first back in the Premier League, it was clear he had something in the back of his mind with some disappointing performances considering he was the most expensive player in football. (more...)
Tottenham agree first summer transfer for PSG defender Tottenham agree first summer transfer for PSG defender
- August 17, 2017

However, according to L'Equipe, Tottenham Hotspur are now the favourites to sign the 24-year-old, who has represented Ivory Coast on 41 occasions. But it is said that Aurier can not transfer to the Premier League title challengers unless unless he wins his appeal to quash his conviction for assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub in September previous year. (more...)
Didier Drogba reacts perfectly on Twitter after Chelsea's defeat to Burnley Didier Drogba reacts perfectly on Twitter after Chelsea's defeat to Burnley
- August 17, 2017

Sometimes the results can be good, sometimes bad, but the most important thing is that I am seeing from my players the right commitment, the right will, the right desire to work and try to improve. Meanwhile Burnley manager Sean Dyche knows that winning away to the champions on the opening day is only a small step in the northwest side's bid to yet again retain their Premier League status. (more...)
Jamaica Teammates Blame London Organisers For Usain Bolt's Injury Jamaica Teammates Blame London Organisers For Usain Bolt's Injury
- August 17, 2017

While the Jamaican lay prone, it was Britain who crossed the line first in a world-leading time of 37.47 seconds, the USA - booed upon entry with 100m champion Justin Gatlin on the second leg - second with 37.52secs and Japan taking the bronze. (more...)
Illinois, Northwestern announce Big Ten men's basketball schedule Illinois, Northwestern announce Big Ten men's basketball schedule
- August 17, 2017

The Huskers will play at Michigan State on December 3 and host Minnesota on December 5 to open league play as the league shifts its schedule to accommodate the Big Ten Tournament being played at Madison Square Garden. The Gophers will play at 2017 WNIT team Georgetown Dec. 7 and then travel across the country for a Dec. 10 matchup at San Diego. The Lady Lions have not met Maryland or Rutgers in a B1G opener, with the Terrapins and Scarlet Knights joining the conference during the ... (more...)
Key players: How do Chelsea fare without Cahill and Fabregas? Key players: How do Chelsea fare without Cahill and Fabregas?
- August 17, 2017

Chelsea will be looking to the transfer market for comfort after a awful beginning to their title defence at the weekend. Ward had ended pre-season stating he was " looking forward to the challenge " offered by the signing of former Leeds United full-back Charlie Taylor who is expected to challenge the Republic of Ireland worldwide for a starting berth. (more...)
Matt Cullen returning home to play for the Wild Matt Cullen returning home to play for the Wild
- August 17, 2017

Many believed Cullen would retire after the season but the native of Virginia, Minn., elected to return. Cullen , 40, played the past two seasons in Pittsburgh, helping the Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups. Cullen has 248 goals and 441 assists in 19 seasons for the Mighty Ducks, Hurricanes, Wild, Panthers, Predators, Rangers, Senators and Penguins, winning his first Cup in 2006 with Carolina. (more...)
Former NFL CB injures two officers while trying to escape courtroom Former NFL CB injures two officers while trying to escape courtroom
- August 17, 2017

He was being held without bond and was expected to appear in court on Friday. The court was so concerned with Patterson's behavior, his arrest affidavit claims, that a police presence was requested "to keep peace in the courtroom". The woman suffered redness to her neck and a cut to her left elbow, the report said. An arrest report stated that Patterson met with his ex-girlfriend for a custody exchange of their then-1-year-old son, and an argument ensued over child support payments. (more...)
The 'stability player', Matic already making Manchester United tick
- August 17, 2017

Lindelof was left out of the matchday squad as Mourinho attempts to keep the defender away from the spotlight after he struggled during pre-season. 'With the experience of last season, new manager, new players, now it is the second season of Mourinho. He decided the best choice would be to move on, so the club worked to make the most of the situation. (more...)
Manchester United changing room 'flowing with confidence,' says Jesse Lingard
- August 17, 2017

United are now top of the table following their dominant display against West Ham , which saw Romelu Lukaku net his first two league goals for the Red Devils with Pogba and substitute Anthony Martial also on the scoresheet. "I didn't really watch him [Matic] much last season but you can see what he can bring to the team". Now I'm happy to be back. We've got Emre Can as well but, for me, they are suited as well to being number eights that can get into the box. (more...)
Manchester City interested in signing West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans? Manchester City interested in signing West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans?
- August 16, 2017

Evans, who was named as Baggies club captain last month, has two years left on his current deal with Tony Pulis' side. If City can prise the Northern Irishman away from West Brom he will be given a chance to compete for a first-team berth. (more...)
Sanchez pushing for Spurs as Ajax demand £46m Sanchez pushing for Spurs as Ajax demand £46m
- August 16, 2017

Sanchez' decision to leave the club was made after Ajax failed to qualify for the Champions League following the 3-3 defeat to Nice - by which they lost on away goals. Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has conceded that losing Tottenham Hotspur target Davinson Sanchez would be a big blow for the team. "Then you can choose the top clubs after one or two years". (more...)
Public bets have made Raiders second-favorite to win Super Bowl Public bets have made Raiders second-favorite to win Super Bowl
- August 16, 2017

At William Hill's 108 Nevada sportsbooks, the Raiders have attracted almost twice as many bets to win the Super Bowl as any other team, according to ESPN . "That is just the dynamic of a public team". For what it's worth, it appears to be the bettors who are favoring the Raiders, not the casinos. The Raiders' win total is set at 9.5. (more...)
Overtime Michigan win for Kyle Larson is his third of season Overtime Michigan win for Kyle Larson is his third of season
- August 16, 2017

Larson plowed his No. 42 Chevrolet past Martin Truex Jr . and Erik Jones in the front row, going four-wide and even bouncing off Truex's No. 78 Toyota to take the lead in the final laps. The No. 88 driver has finished in the top 10 in 16 of his 34 career starts on the short track in addition to a checkered flag in 2004. Yeah, I wanted to time it and be able to get to (Truex's) bumper and act like I was pushing him out to the lead and then duck underneath him and get to his left rear ... (more...)