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Volume of drug tests is a form of discrimination, says Serena Williams Volume of drug tests is a form of discrimination, says Serena Williams
- July 25, 2018

Since Serena turned professional 23 years ago, the 36-year-old has yet to fail a drug test, but she now believes she is being witch-hunted. Following a complaint with regards to repeated testing, Williams appears to be claiming, with proof attached, that she is being singled out and tested at a far higher rate than her counterparts. (more...)
Unai Emery Makes Big Statement On Arsenal's Transfers
- July 25, 2018

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick issued a statement on Wednesday in which he acknowledged the speculation but insisted Gazidis was focused on his role with the Gunners . New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that although he is happy with the way how the club is dealing the transfer market, there still are chances that we might see another new name at the Emirates before the window slams shut. (more...)
Verstappen sets new lap record in second German GP practice Verstappen sets new lap record in second German GP practice
- July 25, 2018

The introduction of those parts exceeded the new-for-2018 15-place limit on penalty places and meant Ricciardo started the race well behind his rivals. "We should have a strong vehicle in Budapest - I don't think it will be at the extent of Monaco - but we should have a good chance to be close to the win at least". (more...)
FIFA The Best Awards: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp Nominated FIFA The Best Awards: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp Nominated
- July 25, 2018

World football governing body FIFA will on Tuesday announce the shortlists for the four awards which will feature at the third edition of "The Best FIFA Football Awards". Alongside those three on the list are World Cup winning coach Didier Deshamps, Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, Russia's Stanislav Cherchesov, England's Gareth Southgate and Belgium's Roberto Martínez. (more...)
Tour de France stopped after pepper spray hits riders during roadside protest Tour de France stopped after pepper spray hits riders during roadside protest
- July 25, 2018

Protesting farmers had blocked the road with hay bales, leading police to spray them with CS gas. "Looks like the tear gas used by the police on the farmers ended up getting to the eyes of some riders", tweeted the Quick-Step Cycling team. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan decries 'racist attitude' against Mesut Ozil Turkey's Erdogan decries 'racist attitude' against Mesut Ozil
- July 25, 2018

Ozil released a three-part statement on Sunday, hitting out at the German Football Association (DFB), its chief Reinhard Grindel, the media and some fans after being widely condemned for meeting with Erdogan prior to the tournament in Russian Federation. (more...)
British Open: Molinari becomes first Italian to win a major golf title British Open: Molinari becomes first Italian to win a major golf title
- July 25, 2018

Through all that suspense, Molinari never flinched. Rose, who finished fourth in the Open as a 17-year-old amateur 20 years ago, birdied the 18th hole on Friday evening to make the halfway cut with nothing to spare on three over par. Schauffele chopped up the next hole for double bogey. On the tenth hole, an aggressive shot out of a fairway pot bunker landed near the edge of the green. (more...)
Klopp: Liverpool have to start winning trophies Klopp: Liverpool have to start winning trophies
- July 25, 2018

It is almost 28 years since Liverpool last won a top-flight title in English football and it is fair to say that the club have struggled to match the exploits of their illustrious past during the Premier League era. The Reds have added Naby Keita , Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker over the course of this summer - and while that quartet set Liverpool back £170m, the clearout is more about streamlining the squad rather than a need to recoup funds. (more...)
A's acquire closer Familia from Mets A's acquire closer Familia from Mets
- July 25, 2018

While the Phillies have been connected to the 28-year-old reliever, they are not being named as the likely team to land him. He is 4-4 with 17 saves and a 2.88 ERA in 40 appearances for the Mets this season. "I felt good", Familia said through a translator. It's his second stint on the DL this season after he injured his left thumb in May. The two-time All-Star is hitting.278 with eight home runs and 34 RBI. (more...)
Ohio State fires assistant coach charged after domestic dispute Ohio State fires assistant coach charged after domestic dispute
- July 25, 2018

Smith was charged with criminal trespassing after dropping his children off at the home of his ex-wife, Courtney Smith , against her wishes in May. Courtney Smith , who was almost three months pregnant, ultimately opted not to pursue charges against Zach Smith , who was a football staffer under Urban Meyer at Florida at the time. (more...)
FIFA The Best Awards: Gareth Southgate among Coach of the Year nominees FIFA The Best Awards: Gareth Southgate among Coach of the Year nominees
- July 25, 2018

Alongside Champions League victor Zinedine Zidane , who oversaw Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool prior to resigning from his post . Southgate guided England to their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years in Russian Federation this year with a young squad before eventually finishing fourth behind Belgium, whose coach Roberto Martinez also makes the 10-strong shortlist. (more...)
Love signs extension with Cavaliers Love signs extension with Cavaliers
- July 25, 2018

Love's extension with the Cavs comes less than a month after LeBron James left the team to sign a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers . "Collaboration and winning matter greatly to Kevin and that was reflected in this extension", said Altman, the Cavs GM. Kevin's talent and character are both at a very high level and he has earned his role at the centre of what we want to do moving forward. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne steps down amid health concerns Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne steps down amid health concerns
- July 25, 2018

The automaker announced Saturday that Mike Manley , formerly head of the Jeep and Ram brands, will take over as CEO effective immediately, according to a report on detnews.com . Montezemolo wanted to maintain Ferrari's autonomous status and limit annual sales to about 7,000 cars a year to preserve the brand's exclusive allure. (more...)
Breaking more Premier League records 'impossible' for Manchester City believes Pep Guardiola Breaking more Premier League records 'impossible' for Manchester City believes Pep Guardiola
- July 25, 2018

Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City raised the level of the Premier League last season and it will be impossible to break the records his team set in their title-winning campaign . City's dominance in England last season was underscored by a slew of records that were set as they romped to their first league title of the Guardiola era. (more...)
Yankees lose to Rays due to two Gary Sanchez mental errors Yankees lose to Rays due to two Gary Sanchez mental errors
- July 25, 2018

Austin Romine was behind the play for Tuesday night's game at the Rays . Even Adames looked surprised to see his throw could still beat Sanchez to first. Had he run hard, he probably would have beaten it out and tied the game. If a baseball player is unable to run - especially when it's close in late innings, with men-on-base when legging out something may be critical - he can't help his team, so if this does turn out to be the case it doesn't get him off the hook completely. (more...)
Jose Mourinho explains why Pogba plays better for France than Manchester United Jose Mourinho explains why Pogba plays better for France than Manchester United
- July 25, 2018

The Daily Mirror , as quoted by The Sun , is reporting Alderweireld remains one of Manchester United's top targets ahead of the new Premier League season. "I see a lot of quality, but not quality like me but that's okay!" 'So against Leicester and Brighton the situation is not incredible for us. Pogba is one of 11 senior players who are not in the United States after their exertions at the World Cup after France's run to the final. (more...)
Johnson beats Ramkumar to win Newport title Johnson beats Ramkumar to win Newport title
- July 24, 2018

The results: $623,710 ATP, Newport , USA: Final: Steve Johnson (USA) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, Semifinals: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Tim Smyczek (USA) 6-4, 7-5. While he staged a comeback of sorts in the second set, with an early break and much more attacking returns, he couldn't keep up the momentum losing his serve in the very first game of the decider. (more...)
Schurrle set for Dortmund exit Schurrle set for Dortmund exit
- July 24, 2018

Afterwards, the club tweeted an update on the former Chelsea man, which confirmed he had sat out the match as held talks with another club - and sporting director Michael Zorc later added that he had told Schurrle he was now deemed surplus to requirements. (more...)
Wolves sign Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m on two-year deal Wolves sign Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m on two-year deal
- July 24, 2018

Moutinho is expected to become Rúben Neves's midfield partner at Molineux in an impressive coup for the club. Moutinho, a 31-year-old midfielder with a penchant for long range shots and deft passing, has spent five years in the principality after joining as part of the €70 million double deal which also took James Rodriguez from FC Porto. (more...)
Leroy Sane: 'Chelsea biggest threat to Manchester City next season' Leroy Sane: 'Chelsea biggest threat to Manchester City next season'
- July 24, 2018

We really suffered against them. "I was disappointed for them too because some of them are my friends and I've played with them before, " he added. Asked who represents City's biggest threat to retaining the title, he said: "I think Chelsea ". (more...)
Bouchard advances to semifinal of Swiss Open with win over Kudermetova Bouchard advances to semifinal of Swiss Open with win over Kudermetova
- July 24, 2018

She gave birth to a daughter last autumn and this was her fourth WTA-level event since returning in February. The other mothers to win in the past year were Kateryna Bondarenko in Tashkent last year, and Tatjana Maria at Mallorca last month. (more...)
Eddie Pepperell hungover at British Open 67 on Sunday Eddie Pepperell hungover at British Open 67 on Sunday
- July 24, 2018

So, you know, it's a amusing game". Eddie Pepperell says he was a "little hungover" during his round of 4-under 67 Sunday that has left him 1 shot off the lead at The Open when he walked off the course. It wasn't too bad. "[Drank] some wine with my coach". "I was at the IMG house". We just drowned sorrows for a half hour and had a good chat with a few people. (more...)
Browns WR Gordon to miss start of camp Browns WR Gordon to miss start of camp
- July 24, 2018

In the five games that he played this past season, he had shown flashes that he still possesses plenty of talent after making 18 catches on 43 targets for 335 receiving yards and a touchdown. "With the help of the NFL, NFLPA, and the Browns" organization, I have been able to utilize the resources available to me that will ensure my well-being on and off the field. (more...)
Dwyane Wade Could Join Chinese Team After Signing Multi-Million Sneaker Deal Dwyane Wade Could Join Chinese Team After Signing Multi-Million Sneaker Deal
- July 24, 2018

Chinese basketball reporter Zhang Duo indicated that the apparent offer to Wade from the Xinjiang Flying Tigers would be "a monster" deal . If an National Basketball Association team were to sign him, it would probably be on a one-year, relatively cheap contract, more to act as a veteran presence than anything. (more...)
Tiger Woods blasts fan who shouted Tiger Woods blasts fan who shouted "Free Palestine" at British Open
- July 24, 2018

With a brilliant birdie at the last, 35-year-old Molinari's eight-under 72-hole total of 276 eclipsed Padraig Harrington's Carnoustie tournament record score from 2007 by a stroke and kept some of the sport's biggest names at bay. Grace, who was part of the International Presidents Cup team a year ago, believes that Europe has what it takes to win in their own backyard. It's still great for golf. (more...)
Chelsea star nominated for prestigious award alongside Ronaldo and Messi Chelsea star nominated for prestigious award alongside Ronaldo and Messi
- July 24, 2018

Ronaldo is the two-time victor of the accolade, which is a revival of the FIFA World Player of the Year award. The two had played in the same league together, for bitter rivals no less, for nine years, bringing the best out in each other in the process. (more...)
Nowitzki signs for 21st season with Mavs Nowitzki signs for 21st season with Mavs
- July 24, 2018

It's also interesting to note that Nowitzki's one-year, $5 million deal with Dallas this season doesn't include a no-trade clause. In fact, at the time, the Dallas Mavericks icon was only one of two players (the other being Kobe Bryant) to have it because it means you have enough clout to be considered "untouchable" - as much as general managers haphazardly throw that label around. (more...)
Nominees For The Best FIFA Men's Coach Announced Nominees For The Best FIFA Men's Coach Announced
- July 24, 2018

Alongside Champions League victor Zinedine Zidane , who oversaw Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool prior to resigning from his post . A host of national team coaches have been selected in the nomination process in the wake of their exploits in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (more...)
Turkish President Erdogan comes to Ozil's defence
- July 24, 2018

Arsenal's German soccer player Mesut Ozil returns to his hotel after training in Singapore July 24, 2018. However, others see Ozil's retirement as no great loss for Germany. "Is it because it is Turkey? Is it because I'm a Muslim?", Dauda wrote on Instagram . "I think here lays an important issue", he said. The sign marking " Mesut Ozil Avenue", named in honour of the player, replaces one picturing him wearing the worldwide strip of Germany, the country of his birth. (more...)
The Tour de France was halted following a tear gas incident The Tour de France was halted following a tear gas incident
- July 24, 2018

But the British outfit's prime target is to win the race, whether it is with Thomas or Froome, who was asked if he would be ready to sacrifice his own chances to help Thomas win his maiden Tour title. The incident took place on the 16th stage of the race. "All this talk of attacking or not attacking. we are in an awesome position, we are one and two", said Froome, who won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (more...)

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