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Trending: Luis Suarez out for a month as Barcelona struggle for signings Trending: Luis Suarez out for a month as Barcelona struggle for signings
- August 17, 2017

Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema provided the goals in the second leg for a Madrid side that showed every ounce of confidence that Barcelona sorely lacked. "It's obvious that we have to recover our spirit quickly". He collected a pass 25 yards out before curling the sweetest of strikes past Marc-Andre Ter Stegen , who could only watch it hammer into his net. (more...)
Real Madrid v Barcelona talking points Real Madrid v Barcelona talking points
- August 17, 2017

Real Madrid had some poor results and performances in pre-season, but improved dramatically when defeating Manchester United 2-1 in the European Supercup on Tuesday night. "It's obvious that we have to recover our spirit quickly". Luka Modric was back from suspension and outplayed all of Barcelona's midfielders. Real Madrid easily cracked the defenses of rivals and at the end of the half, went into the lead, Marcelo delivered a cross from the left flank and Benzema calmly locked transfer. (more...)
Former Alabama center Ryan Kelly to undergo foot surgery Former Alabama center Ryan Kelly to undergo foot surgery
- August 17, 2017

With Kelly on the sidelines, the Colts have to look at their available options at center. However, Luck still hasn't stepped on the practice field due to complications with his recovery from shoulder surgery, and now Ryan Kelly will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks as he will require surgery to fix his foot injury. (more...)
NZ Rugby to investigate Smith sex scandal NZ Rugby to investigate Smith sex scandal
- August 17, 2017

The woman reportedly said her lawyers sent a letter to NZR boss Steve Tew, Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark and Smith's agent Warren Alcock last week asking for Smith to make a public statement about what actually happened, but had yet to receive a reply, according to The Daily Mail . (more...)
'This will be Conte's last season at Chelsea, whatever happens' 'This will be Conte's last season at Chelsea, whatever happens'
- August 17, 2017

In a statement released following a meeting with the Football Association of Sergipe, the governing body for his hometown of Lagarto, Costa said: 'My destination is already made . I'll come back stronger. 'I have rejected other offers. Chelsea do not have a reserve team, only age-group sides, and Costa has been given no indication he would be expected to train with them, Belfast Telegraph Sport understands. (more...)
Hull City forward Abel Hernandez ruled out for six months following operation Hull City forward Abel Hernandez ruled out for six months following operation
- August 17, 2017

Initial fears surfaced that the Uruguayan would miss the entire campaign but Hull hope he will return to fitness for the final three months of the season. Boss Leonid Slutsky admitted after Hernandez's injury that the Tigers needed to strengthen their attacking ranks. "We have a good squad but we need to strengthen". (more...)
Sigurdsson undergoes Everton medical, Koeman lavishes praise Sigurdsson undergoes Everton medical, Koeman lavishes praise
- August 17, 2017

The 27-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday prior to joining Everton for what will be the Merseyside club's record transfer fee. "This is an ambitious club and it is clear we are moving in a really good direction. Asked whether Barkley's possible limbo could earn him a reprieve at Goodison, Koeman added: "I don't know". " It took some time but finally we have signed the player (Sigurdsson )", Koeman said. (more...)
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote plots Arsenal takeover, would sack manager Arsene Wenger Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote plots Arsenal takeover, would sack manager Arsene Wenger
- August 17, 2017

While a growing number of fans turned against Wenger, Kroenke remained steadfast in his backing and extended his 21-year reign after the club won the FA Cup in May. He said this morning: "It is good that he is back and available". In May, he agreed to a new two-year deal, ending months of speculation over his future prompted by his team's indifferent form last season. (more...)
Liverpool secure easy win over Hoffenheim in CL first leg
- August 17, 2017

Hoffenheim made their first-ever appearance in Europe's elite competition but still the hosts took the reins from the kickoff at the outsold Rhein-Neckar Arena. Yet the visitors largely defended well until late in the game, when they nearly threw their advantage away. "Going forward there is a lot of off-the-cuff play, but they don't seem to pay any attention to what is going on at the back". (more...)
Man takes first pitch to the jewels prior to Red Sox game Man takes first pitch to the jewels prior to Red Sox game
- August 17, 2017

In terms of winning, the Boston Red Sox are doing it in walk-off fashion this season. The Cardinals thought they were finally going to get to right-hander Rick Porcello , who held them scoreless through the first three innings. Louis, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out three. Thank goodness for him I guess. "It was a lot of fun tonight and I definitely hope we can continue it". (more...)
National Basketball Association 2K18 New Trailer Asks You To Get Shook National Basketball Association 2K18 New Trailer Asks You To Get Shook
- August 17, 2017

And it looks like the game will be featuring a number of teams set to give you a run for your money - and not just current squads. In addition, the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies have been around for just 22 seasons in the National Basketball Association, so it stands to reason that they'll have slim pickings when it comes to selecting "classic teams" from their organization. (more...)
Navroz Mubarak: Significance of the Parsi New Year and the Grand Feast Navroz Mubarak: Significance of the Parsi New Year and the Grand Feast
- August 17, 2017

Mom superstar and stunning lady Sridevi wrote, "Wishing all a very happy Parsi New Year". Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the Parsi community on the occasion of Navroz or Parsi New Year. Navroze celebrations are usually marked by offering prayers at the Parsi Agyari and later, greeting loved ones. People from Parsi community greet each other on their new year, Navroze, in Ahmedabad. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor betting preview Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor betting preview
- August 17, 2017

McGregor and Mayweather agreed to a 154-pound bout. "There's a big list of people that want to get in there and fight me, so tell him to join the queue and we'll see what happens after the [Mayweather] fight". Secondly, McGregor considers himself still both the lightweight and featherweight champion of the UFC and intends to go back to MMA after this month's fight and take back his belt in the featherweight division. (more...)
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale fit and ready to face All Blacks Wallabies star Kurtley Beale fit and ready to face All Blacks
- August 17, 2017

Centre Sonny Bill Williams was recalled to the All Blacks team on Wednesday for their opening Rugby Championship match against Australia after serving a four-match suspension. The pressure is on coach Michael Cheika and his Wallabies after their shock home loss to Scotland in June and coming off a awful Super Rugby season where Australian sides were 0-26 against Kiwi opposition. (more...)
Avisail Garcia drops to fifth in White Sox' lineup on Wednesday Avisail Garcia drops to fifth in White Sox' lineup on Wednesday
- August 17, 2017

Pederson was hit in the upper right thigh by a pitch from Jake Petricka, forcing home Yasmani Grandal with two outs and opening the floodgates for a Dodgers offense that had been stifled most of the game. Then there's Turner, who was summarily cast off by the New York Mets a few seasons ago. Again in the eighth inning, Puig batted with runners on first and second and one out. (more...)
Is Blake Griffin the latest athlete to date a Kardashian? Is Blake Griffin the latest athlete to date a Kardashian?
- August 17, 2017

A couple days later, Kendall showed off her headlights not once but twice in broad daylight. For what it's worth, Ken wouldn't be the first supermodel Blake's dated, with the Los Angeles Clipper player previously seeing Kate Upton, implying he might have a "type". (more...)
Baltimore takes down Confederate statues in middle of night Baltimore takes down Confederate statues in middle of night
- August 17, 2017

Two days after the Charlottesville violence, activists and protesters who attended a rally in Durham to coax officials to remove a Confederate soldier statue that's been in front of the city's courthouse since 1924 made a decision to remove it themselves. (more...)
Perrie Edwards gushes about footballer beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in birthday post Perrie Edwards gushes about footballer beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in birthday post
- August 17, 2017

Both players have just one year left on their contracts which has led to Manchester City preparing a bid for Sánchez while the Premier League champions are considering moving for Oxlade-Chamberlain, with some outlets claiming the midfielder is angling for a £150,000-a-week pay packet from the west London club. (more...)
Guam leader backs 'punch on the nose' for Pyongyang Guam leader backs 'punch on the nose' for Pyongyang
- August 17, 2017

Due to this, the residents of Japan are concerned with the possibility, and with no intention the missiles might accidentally land in the country in case the North Korea pushes through its launch. The SecDef said the Trump administration remains focused on a diplomatic solution, but "Do I have military options?" Neither statement mentioned the trade issue. (more...)
Chelsea to make £50m bid to sign 27-year-old next week Chelsea to make £50m bid to sign 27-year-old next week
- August 17, 2017

The fallout from Danny Rose's explosive interview with the Sun last week has continued on Wednesday. The England worldwide fueled speculation that he would leave Tottenham by publicly criticising the club's pay structure and admitting he'd consider bids from rival clubs. (more...)
Indians-Twins washed out; will play doubleheader Thursday Indians-Twins washed out; will play doubleheader Thursday
- August 17, 2017

The Tribe claimed the series opener last night, 8-1. Carlos Carrasco and Kyle Gibson are the scheduled starters for Wednesday's game. His only two wins over the past two months were both quality starts and each came at home, where he is 3-6 with a 6.55 ERA in 11 turns. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez might leave Arsenal for free: Arsene Wenger Alexis Sanchez might leave Arsenal for free: Arsene Wenger
- August 17, 2017

Do not drink more. In the previous year, he has made huge progress and personally I want him to stay here for a long time. "'No, not at all, ' said the doctor". If no contract extension is agreed and Sanchez stays at the Emirates, he could leave for free at the end of the season. One Twitter user joked: "Heaven forbid, the pink ears made me think it was #trump at first!" while another commented: "This is gold!" He might play again on Monday night. (more...)
Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Burnley: Rudiger starts ; Boga named in starting lineup Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Burnley: Rudiger starts ; Boga named in starting lineup
- August 17, 2017

Burnley ended the game with 37.6 per cent possession and last season only West Brom averaged less than their 42.7 per cent possession per game. Former Chelsea reserve team skipper Jack Cork makes his debut for Burnley , while ex-Brentford defender James Tarkowski also starts. (more...)
Mariners dodge collapse against Orioles to get back to .500 Mariners dodge collapse against Orioles to get back to .500
- August 17, 2017

Both teams are chasing after the second American League Wildcard. "Obviously it was a insane week, going from one side to the other side", said Alonso, who joined the Mariners while they were playing in Oakland. The Mariners tied it in the third on doubles by Mike Zunino and Heredia. Nelson Cruz was hit by a pitch from Jimenez leading off the fourth, and Alonso followed with a 411-foot blast into the right-field seats, giving Seattle a 3-1 lead. (more...)
Zverev's run comes to an end as Nadal reaches last 16 Zverev's run comes to an end as Nadal reaches last 16
- August 17, 2017

The 20-year-old Zverev , the victor last week in Washington, D.C., matched Federer with a fifth tournament title this year. Dorochenko also gave his opinion on how Federer has managed to have such a long and successful career. "Roger and Rafa are the biggest ones", Zverev said. He broke a mistake-prone Federer for a 4-3 lead and served out the match. "I played a pretty good match". (more...)
Auto racing: Bourdais fit to return Auto racing: Bourdais fit to return
- August 17, 2017

Bourdais' seat at Dale Coyne Racing was taken by ex-F1 racer Esteban Gutierrez, while Indy Lights champion Ed Jones races the sister Honda auto. Autosport reports that Bourdais spent five days in the hospital, and he started his recovery at a rehab facility afterward . (more...)
Knicks Reportedly Not Interested in Trading Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving Knicks Reportedly Not Interested in Trading Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving
- August 17, 2017

It's an easy way for the new front office to distance itself from Jackson, who publicly placed Porzingis on the trading block out of spite, mostly, while further alienating the Latvian. Stay tuned for the latest buzz on a potential Kyrie Irving Trade . Reportedly, the Cavaliers are interested in their newest young star Jayson Tatum as part of a deal. (more...)
Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is 'persecution' Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is 'persecution'
- August 17, 2017

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Wednesday dismissed Real Madrid's appeal against the five-match ban imposed on their star forward Cristiano Ronaldo . A minute later, Vazquez set up Benzema for a close-range header, but Gerard Pique's last-gasp intervention put the ball out for a corner. Vazquez took things into his own feet moments after that, spraying a left-footed chance off the left post after beating goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen from 15 yards. (more...)
Day-Night Test is 'step into unknown' for England: Stuart Broad Day-Night Test is 'step into unknown' for England: Stuart Broad
- August 17, 2017

Bowling first seems a solid bet however England have shown a reluctance to put the opposition in to bat in recent times, batting first in all three Tests against South Africa where they won the toss. There are opportunities, too , for Tom Westley at three and Dawid Malan at five to press their claims for an Ashes spot this winter. Chris Woakes was hopeful yesterday that he could force his way back into England's Test team to make his global return from injury on his home ground. (more...)
'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...)