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Indians acquire bullpen help with Padres' Brad Hand Indians acquire bullpen help with Padres' Brad Hand
- July 20, 2018

Hand has been the Padres closer for the past calendar year, after being traded to San Diego from the Miami Marlins , and has been the subject of trade rumors for nearly that length of time as well. Antonetti said manager Terry Francona will decide how the new relievers will be used. The Padres, who haven't been to the playoffs since 2006, are last in the NL West, 14 ½ games behind Los Angeles. (more...)
Australian players banned in wake of basketball brawl in Manila Australian players banned in wake of basketball brawl in Manila
- July 19, 2018

Daniel Kickert (5 games), Thon Maker (3 games) and Chris Goulding (1 game) copped suspensions from FIBA matches for unsportsmanlike behaviour. Basketball Australia (BA) has accepted FIBA's decision to suspend 3 of its players but admits that the suspension on Chris Goulding - who got mauled by Filipino players and officials - is "tough to swallow". (more...)
Jordan Spieth spoils good Open start as Justin Rose has camera trouble
- July 19, 2018

With the last five major championships won by American players, Patrick Reed , whose nickname is "Captain America" for his on-course Ryder Cup antics, said another American winning this week at Carnoustie "would send a good message". "Yesterday I went and checked with Tiger and I met "Rosey" in Indonesia past year so I just asked him if I could get a practice round. There's no surprises where the bunkers are and what the greens are like; it's purely going to be about the conditions". (more...)
Trevor Noah accused of racism for saying Africa won the cup Trevor Noah accused of racism for saying Africa won the cup
- July 19, 2018

Former Nigeria worldwide Abdul Sule lauds Luka Modric after winning the 2018 Fifa World Cup's Golden Ball award despite Croatia's 4-2 final loss to France at the Luzhniki Stadium. "What they are arguing here, is in order to be French, you have to erase everything that is African?" Talking to his studio audience, but not as part of The Daily Show broadcast, Noah read a letter from Ambassador of France to the U.S. (more...)
UNC Football excited about addition of Javonte Williams UNC Football excited about addition of Javonte Williams
- July 19, 2018

That doesn't make his take any less ridiculous. Well, yes, you could get head trauma from ballroom dancing if you devise some routines in which a participant conceivably could drop a partner on his or her head. "When we stop learning those lessons, we're going to struggle". "I'm really excited about Javonte", Fedora said. A report from the New York Times last summer showed 110 of 111 brains of former National Football League players had symptoms of CTE. (more...)
Liverpool close in on record €75m deal for goalkeeper Alisson Liverpool close in on record €75m deal for goalkeeper Alisson
- July 19, 2018

Liverpool's eagerness to find a replacement for the much-maligned Loris Karius appears to have forced them into the big-money move, although reports suggest personal terms are yet to be agreed. Alisson is Liverpool's fourth summer signing after the arrivals of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig (£52.8mn), Fabinho from Monaco (£40mn) and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City (£13.5mn). (more...)
India vs England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah injuries leave pace pack unsettled India vs England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah injuries leave pace pack unsettled
- July 19, 2018

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who was unfit for the ODI series, will be available for selection from the second Test onwards, the statement added. He was only roped in as a replacement for Sanju Samson, who had failed the Yo-Yo test.Pant made his presence felt with four fifties so far and with one more innings to go in the series, his inclusion has been seen as fitting reward for this young stroke player. (more...)
Tiger's huge call on winning British Open Tiger's huge call on winning British Open
- July 19, 2018

A day on, he picked up a practice spot with US Open victor Justin Rose . The dry conditions at Carnoustie Golf Links added quite a bit of intrigue heading into the Open Championship , and players are already taking advantage through the first round of the event. (more...)
Wimbledon 2018 semi-final TV channel & start time Wimbledon 2018 semi-final TV channel & start time
- July 19, 2018

Anderson finally broke Isner on the 13th attempt in the fifth set and then held serve in the following game to wrap up the victory in six hours and 36 minutes, reports Efe. "That definitely brings a smile to my face", said Anderson, the runner-up to Nadal at last year's U.S. Open. Angelique Kerber vs. Serena Williams , 8 a.m. (more...)
Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather
- July 19, 2018

Noel Detoyato said in a message to reporters. "Boxing is my passion and I would be lonely if I quit boxing". In 2015 Pacquiao, with a win-loss-draw record of 60-7-2, lost a unanimous points decision to the unbeaten Mayweather (50-0) in one of the richest fights in boxing history, but then needed surgery on a damaged shoulder that he claimed had restricted his movement and punching power. (more...)
Daniel Sturridge determined to stay at Liverpool Daniel Sturridge determined to stay at Liverpool
- July 19, 2018

In the 7-0 win over Chester, admittedly a National League North side, he scored twice. It's certainly food for thought as Klopp mulls his future over. Together since their very first days in coaching, the departure of Zeljko Buvac represents a real blow to Klopp. He has now been linked to possible moves to Sevilla or to Besiktas . (more...)
Les Bleus touch down in Paris for victory parade Les Bleus touch down in Paris for victory parade
- July 19, 2018

Numerous invited clubs are based in the poor neighborhoods French that produced the players who made up France's youthful, diverse World Cup team, including 19-year-old breakout star Kylian Mbappe. Their destination was the Elysee Palace, where they met with president Emmanuel Macron, who himself was joining in with the team's celebrations in Russian Federation the night before. (more...)
Rory McIlroy hopes teenage mindset will open path to ending drought
- July 19, 2018

Bubba Watson brought his unique brand of golf in a fascinating debut in The Open Zone at Carnoustie. The Open will be Woods' 12th tournament of the year in his comeback from a spinal fusion 15 months ago, and his return has been a work in progress, sometimes two steps forward and one step back. (more...)
Oddsmakers believe Raptors are favorites to land Kawhi Leonard Oddsmakers believe Raptors are favorites to land Kawhi Leonard
- July 19, 2018

And if "everyone around the National Basketball Association expects Gregg Popovich to eventually take care of Brett Brown ", then it seems like the chances of the Sixers winning the jackpot for Kawhi Leonard is more likely than not, putting them clear favorites for him. (more...)
Detroit loses out on Final Four bid Detroit loses out on Final Four bid
- July 19, 2018

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee selected Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis to host the 2023-2026 Final Fours. "From their (NCAA) standpoint, there was no hesitation to say we're OK doing 2024 because they did it before (after the Super Bowl)". (more...)
Open Championship presents tough test with no clear answers at parched Carnoustie
- July 18, 2018

There is also the hair. "We live and we learn". It can be argued that Hadwin is considerably different than the golfer who showed up here in Scotland a year ago. "Creativity plays such an important role at Carnoustie", he said. He seems intent on hitting irons short of trouble, and then trying to control iron shots from there. (more...)
Kevin Love Shares Hilarious Instagram to Welcome Channing Frye Back to Cleveland Kevin Love Shares Hilarious Instagram to Welcome Channing Frye Back to Cleveland
- July 18, 2018

Frye, who was traded by the team in February to the Los Angeles Lakers , will get $2.4 million - the veteran's minimum salary - next season. Frye also played for the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic , before joining the Cavaliers in 2016. (more...)
LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers
- July 18, 2018

The method to this madness was actually explained to James in the decisive meeting with Lakers president Magic Johnson, according to a report from Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN . James and Stephenson have had their fair share of not-so-friendly exchanges over the years. There have been some nasty fouls between the two , and everyone remembers Stephenson blowing in James' ear . (more...)
DeMar DeRozan Expresses Anger At Being Traded To Spurs on Instagram DeMar DeRozan Expresses Anger At Being Traded To Spurs on Instagram
- July 18, 2018

The deal sends All-Star swingman DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio , even though he was reportedly told by Raptors executives during the recent NBA Summer League that he would not be traded this summer. Both DeRozan and Leonard are scheduled to appear in Las Vegas next week at a USA Basketball training camp - one that will be led by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich . (more...)
Mafi arrested for assaulting Rebels teammate Mafi arrested for assaulting Rebels teammate
- July 18, 2018

Mafi's appearance on that date was excused. Court documents showed his occupation as "professional sportsman", with his address in central Melbourne. Rugby Australia and the Rebels issued a joint statement confirming they knew of the alleged incident yesterday. A police spokeswoman told the Otago Daily Times at the weekend, the charges stemmed from an episode in South Dunedin on Saturday night. (more...)
Liverpool to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record fee Liverpool to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world-record fee
- July 18, 2018

She may have also been in contact with recent transfer Fabinho's wife Rebeca Tavares who has become a firm favorite amongst the Liverpool fans. The race to sign Alisson is heating up. Alisson has thus, been a priority for the Reds for a while now , although Chelsea are now looking to steal a march on their rivals. Roma are holding out for another €5mn to take the total fee to €75mn (£66.6mn) for the 25-year-old but both clubs are hopeful that an agreement can be reached. (more...)
Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media
- July 18, 2018

Nine days later, the boys - aged 11 to 17 - and their 25-year-old coach were found dishevelled and emaciated but alive on a muddy ledge about four kilometres inside the complex cave. "We tried to dig [ourselves] out". That represents a depth of 10-13 feet. The 12 members of a soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand finally regained their full freedom on Wednesday, walking out of a hospital a week after they emerged from 18 days trapped underground. (more...)
Alexander Zverev pays awesome tribute to Angelique Kerber on Wimbledon win Alexander Zverev pays awesome tribute to Angelique Kerber on Wimbledon win
- July 18, 2018

Kerber has also dropped just one set this fortnight and was at her obdurate best against Jelena Ostapenko in Thursday's semi-final. American Serena Williams lost in the final of tennis tournament Wimbledon 2018. "And I couldn't be more proud". "I don't want to limit myself. Is hard to come back after injuries for a long time and have these kind of results, so I am proud of myself". (more...)
Geraint Thomas made to wait for the yellow jersey Geraint Thomas made to wait for the yellow jersey
- July 18, 2018

On the first day in the Alps the Belgian rider, a master of cobbles not climbs, was barely expected to try to protect his 43-second lead over second-placed Thomas, let alone extend it to 2min 22sec. Froome initially held back, marking counter-moves from AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet and UAE Team Emirates' Dan Martin before leaving them both behind. (more...)
Pant, Kuldeep picked for first three England Tests, Rohit left out
- July 18, 2018

The only surprises were of the bad sort, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar left out of the squad with an injury. Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav is the third spinner in the squad besides regular picks Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara will fly to England as Test specialists, along with Karun Nair . The wait is finally over, less than two weeks before the start of the Test series as India finally announced the Test squad to face England . (more...)
Tiger Woods concerned by slow greens at Open Championship Tiger Woods concerned by slow greens at Open Championship
- July 18, 2018

Woods said this week, "there's not a lot of opportunities to hit the driver". If Ryan Fox can't be paired with Tiger Woods , then playing in the group behind is the next best thing. "I've alluded to the fact that I think sometimes I need to get back to that attitude where I play carefree and just happy to be here", he added. It's where I feel like I can 100 percent be myself and express myself. (more...)
Russian Federation hands over hosting mantle of World Cup to Qatar Russian Federation hands over hosting mantle of World Cup to Qatar
- July 18, 2018

Fans at this World Cup however "showed that sport and football can manage not to divide people and not lead to fights and disputes, but unite people on the basis of common values", Putin said . He also promised that Qatar would try to surpass Russia's success on the pitch, by getting beyond the quarterfinals."Although it will be hard to repeat that success as we're a small country, but we are very keen on sport", he said. (more...)
MLB All-Star Josh Hader apologizes for history of racist tweets MLB All-Star Josh Hader apologizes for history of racist tweets
- July 18, 2018

Hader's tweets, which surfaced during his All-Star Game appearance, featured language that was racist, homophobic and sexist. "I was immature", Hader, 24, said after the game. Hader said he made the tweets when he was in high school. "I was in high school and we're still learning who we are in high school". Some of Hader's family removed his replica jersey while at the All-Star Game, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. (more...)
Contreras makes history in thrilling All-Star Game Contreras makes history in thrilling All-Star Game
- July 18, 2018

The Rockies' Trevor Story tied it up for the National League to make it 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning. That was Segura's first at-bat of the game, so he really made it count. It led to an 8-6 American League victory. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America's National Pastime and a truly global game. (more...)
Arsene Wenger Reveals His Worst Mistake In His Career Arsene Wenger Reveals His Worst Mistake In His Career
- July 18, 2018

The former Sevilla boss confirmed Mesut Ozil and new signing Lucas Torreira will not on the plane to the island state as both midfielders needed time off after appearing at the World Cup. I've neglected my family, I've neglected many close ones. He has a lot of experience and I hope for him and Arsenal that he is successful with the club'. (more...)

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