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Gylfi Sigurdsson deal is finally agreed for £45m Gylfi Sigurdsson deal is finally agreed for £45m
- August 18, 2017

Since 2012, when he first moved to the Premier League, no player has scored more goals from direct free kicks than Sigurdsson (seven). These are my targets. "There's a few of us out there who think this guy's extra special and can give you that one thing, that one piece of class that you need to make yourself different from the rest". (more...)
The Astros Come Up Short, Fall To The Diamondbacks 4-0 The Astros Come Up Short, Fall To The Diamondbacks 4-0
- August 18, 2017

Verlander struck out eight without a walk in six innings. Jake Lamb, Gregor Blanco, Daniel Descalso and Ketel Marte all added base hits of their own in the loss. 17, 2017, in Houston. NOTES: Diamondbacks RHP Rubby De La Rosa will require a second Tommy John surgery to fix the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. (more...)
Hart: I spoke to Southgate about West Ham choice
- August 18, 2017

He didn't want to talk about it, but it was clear that the split with Manchester City is still raw. There are new challenges to focus on in east London, after all, with Europe the aim for a new-look Irons side. The England global opted for a loan move to West Ham , but says he would have cut all ties with City completely once it became clear he did not have a future. (more...)
Center Travis Zajac undergoes pectoral surgery Center Travis Zajac undergoes pectoral surgery
- August 18, 2017

Dr. Jonathan L. Glashow performed the surgery and estimated that Zajac's recovery time could last until February. Zajac, 32, had 14 goals and 31 assists this past season, his 11th with the team since it drafted him in 2004. His 435 career points also rank seventh all-time in Devils history, only 37 behind Bobby Holik and 41 behind Scott Neidermayer . He has hit the 40-plus point mark in seven seasons with the Devils, breaking the 60-point mark twice as well in 2008-09 and 2009-10 ... (more...)
Sissoko delivers verdict on reports of Tottenham exit Sissoko delivers verdict on reports of Tottenham exit
- August 18, 2017

Sissoko has lost his way and needs to demonstrate on a far more regular basis the marauding runs and powerful play which earned him his 52 global caps and multi-million pound move. It took most fans by surprise when the midfielder was named in the starting XI for Tottenham's season opener against his former team Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, with some now wondering if there is a future at the club for him. (more...)
Del Potro Upsets Berdych in First Round in Cincinnati Del Potro Upsets Berdych in First Round in Cincinnati
- August 18, 2017

Del Potro advances to meet American qualifier Mitchell Krueger in the second round. Kyrgios chalked up a hugely impressive 6-2 6-3 victory over Belgian ninth seed David Goffin, whose struggles continue on his return from a couple of months out with injury. (more...)
Justin Britt agrees to three-year extension with Seahawks Justin Britt agrees to three-year extension with Seahawks
- August 18, 2017

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says the pending deal between the former Mizzou Tigers star could reach to more than $9 million per season. He started his debut season at right tackle, including in Super Bowl 49. But Carroll has insisted the team has wanted to keep the offensive linemen that it felt were worth keeping given other salary cap constraints and Britt fits that bill having become the leader of a young unit and at 26 years old just entering his prime. (more...)
Villarreal, ingaggiato dal Milan Carlos Bacca Villarreal, ingaggiato dal Milan Carlos Bacca
- August 18, 2017

Per il colombiano ci aveva provato il Marsiglia , ma senza garantire l'obbligo di riscatto, poi il Siviglia all'interno della gestione caotica del mercato andaluso post Monchi, adesso il Villarreal sta convincendo tutti. Durante la sua carriera professionale ha segnato 165 gol in 336 partite. A distanza di due anni, Carlos Bacca torna in Spagna . Mezz'ora prima, Carlos Bacca servire i media nella sala stampa del Centro Sportivo (19.30). (more...)
€55million Star Might End up Joining Manchester United €55million Star Might End up Joining Manchester United
- August 18, 2017

The Portuguese manager even confirmed their approach for Perisic, but was turned down by Inter. The Old Trafford club have been linked with Croatian global and Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic and an Italian source has claimed that the 28-year-old star could end up joining Manchester United . (more...)
Everton seize control of Hajduk Split tie in Europa League Everton seize control of Hajduk Split tie in Europa League
- August 18, 2017

Everton's Michael Keane (no apparent relation) scored in the 30th minute, prompting Hajduk fans to make their displeasure known by attempting to fight security and gain access to the field. However, the first half was marred by ugly scenes just after Everton's first goal. Idrissa Gueye put Everton 2-0 up shortly after play resumed in the first half. (more...)
Purdue and Notre Dame add two games to future football series Purdue and Notre Dame add two games to future football series
- August 18, 2017

Purdue has also added two more nonconference games to future schedules: vs. Memphis (Sept. 12, 2020) and vs. Indiana State (Sept. 10, 2022). "Having been on the other side of the series some years ago, I am familiar with the history and tradition of the Purdue-Notre Dame matchup", said Purdue athletics director Mike Bobinski. (more...)
Vijay Singh targets breakthrough win at Fiji International Vijay Singh targets breakthrough win at Fiji International
- August 17, 2017

Gavin also has to tackle the tricky course conditions. "I encourage everyone who can make it to come down to Natadola and experience what an worldwide golfing tournament is all about". But he failed to make any ground over his second nine, the front nine, with a string of pars though said later he was far from disappointed with his play. (more...)
Josh Gordon Reinstatement Still Not Considered By Roger Goodell Josh Gordon Reinstatement Still Not Considered By Roger Goodell
- August 17, 2017

Gordon petitioned for reinstatement two months ago and was denied on May 11. Gordon was suspended for violations of the National Football League substance abuse policy for the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons. He participated in Browns' training camp previous year but his suspended was extended when he couldn't adhere to the program and checked himself into impatient rehab in September. (more...)
Lindelof Will Shine For United — Mkhitaryan Lindelof Will Shine For United — Mkhitaryan
- August 17, 2017

On Sunday, Lukaku scored a brace to help the Red Devils get their 2017-18 Premier League season off to the ideal start when they destroyed West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford . West Ham's season will not hinge on this result. While Matic shields the centre backs, there is little protection for the full backs. The Independent reports that the 20-time English champions are set to sign the player on a new deal but that the deal involves him taking his coaching badges at the club with a view to ... (more...)
Manchester United considering a move for France worldwide Thomas Lemar Manchester United considering a move for France worldwide Thomas Lemar
- August 17, 2017

Now Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho is looking to the French global to bolster his side's attacking options, with the deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic looking less and less likely to transpire. Earlier this month, we covered a report (via L'Equipe) claiming that likes of Liverpool , Arsenal, Man City and Barcelona are trying to hire his services. (more...)
Donations from Rays, Bucs, Lightning and mayor aim to remove Confederate monument Donations from Rays, Bucs, Lightning and mayor aim to remove Confederate monument
- August 17, 2017

Tampa's three professional sports teams are donating money to assist with the removal of a Confederate statue in front of a downtown courthouse. Lauren and I are in for $5K. Citizens have also chipped in for the Confederate monument removal in Tampa: Angel D'Angelo gave $10. The campaign had raised almost $50,000 as of mid-afternoon Thursday. (more...)
Levi's Stadium could be in mix for 2026 World Cup games Levi's Stadium could be in mix for 2026 World Cup games
- August 17, 2017

And Sports Minneapolis, powered by Meet Minneapolis, has already announced its intention to pursue the opportunity. "We are very excited to begin this process". The Las Vegas Stadium, which is now in construction, will be the Raiders home stadium and is set to host some of the 2026 World Cup games should the USA, Mexico and Canada's joint bid be successful. (more...)
Champions League: Liverpool's qualification crucial to Coutinho's future - Thompson Champions League: Liverpool's qualification crucial to Coutinho's future - Thompson
- August 17, 2017

Nobody told me anything different since we spoke last time. "I think we did what the manager expected from us". " I can't say anything about his attitude because he has not been in training since he has a back problem ", Klopp said . (more...)
Jürgen Klopp happy with win in Germany Jürgen Klopp happy with win in Germany
- August 17, 2017

Roberto Firmino missed a good chance to strike after Sadio Mane teed him up early in the second half, but Liverpool doubled their lead in the 74th minute, when James Milner's cross took a lucky deflection off Havard Nordtveit and swerved into the top corner. (more...)
Reds' Scooter Gennett, Babe Ruth have something unique in common Reds' Scooter Gennett, Babe Ruth have something unique in common
- August 17, 2017

Detractors will say that simply getting on base via a walk isn't very glamourous, but the five-time All-Star's 31 homers are on-pace to surpass the 37 he hit during his MVP run seven seasons ago. Lefties are batting only.184 against him while right-handers are hitting.264. He missed almost a month with an injury and returned on August 12, allowing three earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and a walk in a 6-5 loss at Milwaukee. (more...)
Kerber Falls to Makarova, Pliskova Opens Title Defense Kerber Falls to Makarova, Pliskova Opens Title Defense
- August 17, 2017

In the breaker Kerber had a match point but saw it go begging. It must have felt like deja vu for the Frenchman, who fell 3-6, 4-6 to drop to 0-15 against Nadal. Top-ranked Czech defending champion Karolina Pliskova defeated Russian lucky loser Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2, 6-3, dropping Dane Caroline Wozniacki from the list of rivals who can overtake her for world number one this week. (more...)
Arsenal Flop Set For £10 Million Move Away From The Emirates Arsenal Flop Set For £10 Million Move Away From The Emirates
- August 17, 2017

The Brazilian joined Arsenal from Villarreal for £15m in 2015 but has failed to hold down a regular place for the Premier League outfit. Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Gunners' squad numbers are too high and that there will be a number of departures before the end of the ongoing summer transfer window. (more...)
Tiger Woods with US PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas Tiger Woods with US PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas
- August 17, 2017

He finished two shots clear of Francesco Molinari , Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen, who were all tied for second. His tee shot, for starters, hit a tree and bounced back onto the fairway. "Have you ever seen anything like that?" one commentator exclaimed as the crowd roared with delight. "I'll never forget that vision in my head". Overnight leader Kevin Kisner needed an eagle two at the 18th to force a three-hole playoff but tugged his approach into the creek, finishing with a ... (more...)
Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain wants £150k-a-week as Chelsea target deal
- August 17, 2017

Last week, manager Arsene Wenger insisted that the player will not leave the Emirates this month. Chelsea are thought to need to pay a fee of around £35 million (€38 million) to convince Arsenal into a sale as they face the prospect of losing the England worldwide for free next summer. (more...)
Inside the Deal: How Manchester United Landed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea Inside the Deal: How Manchester United Landed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea
- August 17, 2017

Matic, 29, delivered a commanding display as the Red Devils romped to a 4-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday (13 August) and will hope to build on his impressive performance when the Red Devils face Swansea City on Saturday. Fans also want to see the team play with style and one of their chief criticisms in recent years has been the side has been too pedestrian. Mkhitaryan added: "As a player and for a club, you are always going to have ups and downs". (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Top 2017 FIFA The Best Men's Player Shortlist Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Top 2017 FIFA The Best Men's Player Shortlist
- August 17, 2017

Claudio Ranieri won the award a year ago following his fairytale 2015/16 Premier League title campaign with Leicester City. The list also includes Barcelona rivals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez , as well as Paris Saint-Germain's record signing Neymar . (more...)
Madden NFL 18 set for Release August 25, Early Access Detailed Madden NFL 18 set for Release August 25, Early Access Detailed
- August 17, 2017

According to PastaPadre , the trial lets you play the full game, though the Longshot store mode starring Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali cuts off after the first section. Edition will enable you to play from 22nd August. This edition of the game unlocks on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One August 22, 3 full days before the games full release of August 25. (more...)
Two police officers dead after helicopter crash in Charlottesville Two police officers dead after helicopter crash in Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

Federal law enforcement authorities have started a civil rights investigation into a deadly vehicle crash in Charlottesville that left one protestor dead and several others injured. Fellow trooper Bates of Quinton, Va., would have turned 41 years old on Sunday, police said. Bates graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in 2004 as a member of the 107th Basic Session. (more...)
49ers' Elvis Dumervil and Broncos' Von Miller reunited at joint practice 49ers' Elvis Dumervil and Broncos' Von Miller reunited at joint practice
- August 17, 2017

I think this game brings people together. San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has a mild AC joint sprain in his surgically repaired right shoulder. Both teams have new head coaches in Vance Joseph and Kyle Shanahan (who interviewed for the Broncos job as well). "You're going up with something that's not scripted", Lynch said. (more...)
Today's rumours, gossip & odds including Sheyi Ojo and Virgil van Dijk Today's rumours, gossip & odds including Sheyi Ojo and Virgil van Dijk
- August 17, 2017

Southampton asked the Premier League to investigate an alleged illegal approach from Liverpool in June, leading the Reds to swiftly make a remarkable statement publicly dropping their interest in Van Dijk. "That's one player in this whole equation of 25 and it is the visible one". 'We are very, very adamant about carrying this through. The new [owner] has completely and wholly backed our strategy and on September 1 (after the deadline) people will see how serious we are'. (more...)

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