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Winx breaks Black Caviar's record with 26th consecutive win Winx breaks Black Caviar's record with 26th consecutive win
- August 20, 2018

Settling towards the rear after jumping fairly, Winx announced herself in her usual fashion at 100m mark, before accelerating away for dominant win over Invitus Prince. She won by a couple of lengths. The Magic Millions 2YO Classic victor proved too strong for her rivals in a gutsy performance under Luke Currie for trainer Tony McEvoy. (more...)
Arsenal still to tie up Aaron Ramsey contract sparking exit fears Arsenal still to tie up Aaron Ramsey contract sparking exit fears
- August 20, 2018

In case you didn't know. . The Londoners gave German worldwide Mesut Ozil a new deal worth £350,000 a week in January and the Welsh star also wants a big increase. The Sun claim that Arsenal began negotiations with the Welshman previous year though as yet no progress has been made. As of right now, Ramsey hasn't shown any sign of wanting to leave the club and Arsenal are highly unlikely to sell one of their best stars. (more...)
Former Bengals QB AJ McCarron suffers collarbone injury in preseason game Former Bengals QB AJ McCarron suffers collarbone injury in preseason game
- August 20, 2018

The Buffalo Bills saw quarterback A.J. McCarron reportedly fracture his collarbone in Friday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns . Allen led Buffalo to points on all three of his drives - two field goals and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater . The Bills signed McCarron to a two-year, $10 million contract as a free agent this offseason. (more...)
Son’s arrival unable to inspire comeback win for South Korea Son’s arrival unable to inspire comeback win for South Korea
- August 20, 2018

Also through to the Round of 16 were Palestine, who confirmed their place despite a 1-1 draw with Hong Kong in Group A while Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia are just a point away after scoring wins in Group F. "I should have controlled the game better and helped the (young) players in their mind controls — I feel a big responsibility for that", Son said. Son missed South Korea's run to the Asian Games title in 2014 because he was not released by former club Bayer Leverkusen, adding ... (more...)
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eases title talk Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eases title talk
- August 20, 2018

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists his side can not be considered as Premier League title contenders just yet, despite Saturday's thrilling win over Arsenal . He spoke of "looking forward to buying a house" and how he can't wait for his "babies to grow up and to put them in school". He is here to stay and we had all better get used to it. (more...)
Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer for 1st Cincinnati Open title Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer for 1st Cincinnati Open title
- August 20, 2018

That first Rookwood pottery trophy will be enough. After reaching the final five times and losing every time - three to Federer - Djokovic jumped and punched the air in celebration of his breakthrough. 'This seems to be a bit unreal, to be honest, to be back at this level, ' he said. However, Novak broke straightaway in the third game, and then again on 3-all, recovering from a 40-0 disadvantage on Federer's serve. (more...)
Nun's unbelievable first pitch before White Sox game
- August 20, 2018

Whoever made that decision hit a home run. Not only did Sister Mary Jo fire a ideal strike, she brought class to the pitcher's mound and a little showmanship as well. Sister Jean set a standard that's tough to live up to. Prior to the White Sox's game against the Royals on Saturday, Sister Mary Jo Sobieck had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and she certainly didn't disappoint. (more...)
IndyCar race halted as Wickens crashes into fence IndyCar race halted as Wickens crashes into fence
- August 20, 2018

IndyCar said he was alert and awake after the crash. The IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway remains on hold following a crash that sent driver Robert Wickens to the hospital. Wickens' accident was eerily similar to the crash that claimed the life of British driver Dan Wheldon in 2011. Two other drivers, Pietro Fittipaldi and James Hinchcliffe , underwent X-rays at the infield care center following the crash. (more...)
Brighton Pile Misery On Jose Mourinho's Woeful Manchester United Brighton Pile Misery On Jose Mourinho's Woeful Manchester United
- August 20, 2018

The Irish boss will be expecting a reaction from his side, and will quietly confident of getting a result especially after defeating United 1-0, to confirm their place in the Premier League when they visited the Amex last season. Neither did Paul Pogba's late penalty after Duffy had brought down substitute Marouane Fellaini in stoppage time. "We were playing at home last week and that's different". (more...)
Concern for All Blacks ace Ryan Crotty after another head injury Concern for All Blacks ace Ryan Crotty after another head injury
- August 20, 2018

As soon as you wake up after a head knock it's 'how am I feeling? "We've got to bring everything we've got on Saturday and let the cards fall where they do". "He's only played two tests and he's done really well in those two". Then it was our turn to have our moments and whilst we didn't capitalise like we would have liked to have in that 20 minutes we certainly made them work hard. (more...)
Brilliant Bertens blasts past Halep for Cincinnati title Brilliant Bertens blasts past Halep for Cincinnati title
- August 20, 2018

The second set was more intense as Sabalenka pulled level at 4-4 before Halep took the next game. Halep then had a break point at 4-4, which, if converted, would have given her a chance to serve for the match at 5-4, but netted her service return, and Bertens reached 5-4 instead. (more...)
Rugby Championship 2018: True status of Erasmus' Springboks rebuild to be discovered Rugby Championship 2018: True status of Erasmus' Springboks rebuild to be discovered
- August 20, 2018

Hooker Malcolm Marx, lock Eben Etzebeth and No. 8 Warren Whiteley all returned from injury to take their places in Saturday's starting lineup against the Pumas in Durban. Reserves: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff , Thomas du Toit, Marvin Orie, Marco van Staden, Embrose Papier, Lionel Mapoe, Damian Willemse . "When I was in Ireland ", Erasmus explained. (more...)
Carlos Sainz replaces Alonso at McLaren for 2019 Carlos Sainz replaces Alonso at McLaren for 2019
- August 19, 2018

At 23-years-old, Sainz is starting his fifth season in the sport, so is bringing "a huge amount of racing experience". " It's something I've been looking at for a while, and I'm very excited about this next chapter in my career ". Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz will join McLaren for the 2019 season. Gasly joined Toro Rosso from the Red Bull driver scheme, and has impressed ever since. (more...)
Rockets GM: LeBron James is 'the greatest ever' Rockets GM: LeBron James is 'the greatest ever'
- August 19, 2018

With a modern day fitness and nutrition regimen, it's not that far fetched to see LeBron James playing for atleast 5 more years. The Rockets, who have reigning MVP James Harden on their roster, and the Lakers are considered two of the Western Conference favourites this season following Los Angeles' acquisition of James on a four-year contract this offseason. (more...)
Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez misses Brighton clash through injury Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez misses Brighton clash through injury
- August 19, 2018

United did pull one back through Lukaku's close-range header after Luke Shaw 's miscued shot bounced nicely into his path, but Brighton restored their two-goal advantage before the break via a Gross penalty. It's back to the drawing board for Manchester United after a woeful 3-2 defeat to Brighton. That reprieve lasted just 10 minutes, however, before more rash defending by Bailly allowed Brighton to restore their two-goal lead. (more...)
Manchester City hit Huddersfield for six Manchester City hit Huddersfield for six
- August 19, 2018

City's 2-1 victory at Old Trafford was marred by a clash between players in the tunnel and the Portuguese manager criticising Pep Guardiola's team for celebrating excessively. A player of De Bruyne's quality will be missed, but City are well-placed to deal without him for now. It's part of the game, part of the amount of games and seasons, games and seasons (they play) and in the end the players fall down. (more...)
PawSox About To Become The WooSox PawSox About To Become The WooSox
- August 19, 2018

But some fans who live closer to Worcester than Rhode Island don't mind the change in venue. Almost a year ago, the City Council overwhelmingly approved a plan in principle to try to win over the PawSox, and negotiations have been taking place since. (more...)
Lionel Messi double powers Barcelona to victory over Alavés in opener Lionel Messi double powers Barcelona to victory over Alavés in opener
- August 19, 2018

You don't know what he is going to do but he does know. "Sometimes we get too used to seeing it, he does things like he did today and we want him to pull a rabbit of the hat every time". Barcelona have failed to reach the past three Champions League finals, with their bitter rivals Real Madrid bringing home the goods, but the Catalan giants may lift the famous trophy in 2018/19 judging by this theory. (more...)
Kohli-Rahane salvage India from first day disaster at Trent Bridge Kohli-Rahane salvage India from first day disaster at Trent Bridge
- August 19, 2018

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane gradually redeemed the disaster; slowly they added 159 runs in the fourth wicket . England - 2-0 up and aiming to seal a series victory - looked set to have their decision to field first vindicated as the ball moved around on a grassy surface. (more...)
Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders Mock Deontay Wilder Over Chicken Attack Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders Mock Deontay Wilder Over Chicken Attack
- August 19, 2018

As for Tyson Fury , his comeback was a simple one: "Listen, you can't knock out what you can't hit". After being awarded the win, Fury paraded in the ring with Wilder's WBC belt. This fight is official. The American appeared after Fury tipped the scales at 18 stone, six pounds - over 18lbs lighter than he was at for his victory over Sefer Seferi in Manchester on June 9 - and entered into a shouting match with Fury's father, John, who had to be held back on the stage. (more...)
You can not buy class - Mourinho slams Man City
- August 19, 2018

Guardiola's ability to bring the best out of intelligent players even when moving them into new, unaccustomed positions makes his City side perhaps the most flexible the Premier League has seen. "People have good relations, the players are polite, educated people, not just with me and the (coaching) staff, but with everybody and that's a handsome thing because here we treat the people that are here, in reception, in the kitchen, everyone... (more...)
New signing Bernard sends message to Everton fans after win New signing Bernard sends message to Everton fans after win
- August 19, 2018

Everton got their first win of the campaign after seeing off Southampton at Goodison Park. Ings looked sharp on his first return to Merseyside since signing on loan from Liverpool . Perhaps the Saints strategy of selling on their best players each year for a big profit, finally caught up with them last season as they nearly slipped out of the league. (more...)
Fury's father restrained as Wilder crashes Pianeta weigh
- August 19, 2018

Fury excelled in rounds 6-10 as he out-landed Pianeta 71-21 overall en route to connect leads of 107-37 overall, 7-1 jabs and 100-36 power. Tyson Fury set up a world title fight with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder with a points victory over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast on Saturday . (more...)
Toni Kroos criticises 'nonsense' Mesut Ozil claims Toni Kroos criticises 'nonsense' Mesut Ozil claims
- August 19, 2018

Arsenal midfielder Ozil , 29, quit worldwide football after Germany exited the World Cup in the group stages. Ozil claimed German FA ( DFB ) chiefs wanted him "out of the team" before the start of the World Cup and that only the intervention of head coach Joachim Low and team manager Oliver Bierhoff ensured he would travel to Russian Federation. (more...)
England vs India 2018: 3rd Test, Day 1- Statistical Highlights
- August 19, 2018

But gets the outside edge and hands it over to Ben Stokes at the first slip. It was only the second time Kohli was dismissed in 90s in his Test career. India's batting at Lord's can not be a habit. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have displayed vast grit post lunch. Apart from Kohli, nobody has shown that they could score runs here. (more...)
Arsenal boss Unai Emery: This is why Gunners lost to Chelsea Arsenal boss Unai Emery: This is why Gunners lost to Chelsea
- August 19, 2018

Cech was linked with a potential return to Chelsea FC in the summer but the Premier League victor ultimately remained at Arsenal . Henrikh Mkhitaryan , who did later score, also stuck an effort over the bar from a similar position, with most of the goal to aim at. (more...)
Ronaldo fails to score on Serie A debut Ronaldo fails to score on Serie A debut
- August 19, 2018

The only thing that could overshadow Cristiano Ronaldo's debut? Mandzukic then had the ball in the net, but the goal was disallowed after a lengthy review. Five-times world player of the year Ronaldo almost grabbed an early Serie A goal when he shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area shortly after Juve's opener. (more...)
Fed sets up scintillating Cincy final after rival's crushing blow Fed sets up scintillating Cincy final after rival's crushing blow
- August 19, 2018

Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 to reach his sixth Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday while Roger Federer enjoyed a less-taxing route to the title match after his semi-final opponent David Goffin retired with a shoulder injury. (more...)
Follow the action from Trent Bridge Follow the action from Trent Bridge
- August 19, 2018

That century was Pant's second of the match, following his 117 of 106 balls in Delhi's second innings. Now that's the man England wanted! The skipper was circumspect at first, but moved into trademark cover drives, flicks to fine leg and punishment whenever Rashid dropped short. (more...)
Cech still has my faith for Blues clash, says Unai Emery Cech still has my faith for Blues clash, says Unai Emery
- August 19, 2018

The 36-year-old survived a heart-stopping moment in the first half when he nearly scored an own-goal, leading some to ask why summer signing Bernd Leno didn't start between the sticks. "I don't know why people are still complaining a lot about him". "In the first half we are creating chances to score, and for that I am happy, I am in the match thinking we are well on the pitch". (more...)

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