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US Open men's first-round roundup -- Monday results US Open men's first-round roundup -- Monday results
- August 29, 2018

But he showed no sign of rustiness on Monday, defeating eighth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria for the second successive Grand Slam. Murray will now face Fernando Verdasco . World No.11 Isner, the top American in the ATP Rankings, needed one hour and 53 minutes to dispatch countryman Bradley Klahn 7-6 (3) 6-3 6-4. The Spaniard confirmed afterwards that it was his final appearance at a major, telling reporters: "This is my last Grand Slam". (more...)
Jose Mourinho backed by Manchester United Supporters' Trust but challenged to improve Jose Mourinho backed by Manchester United Supporters' Trust but challenged to improve
- August 29, 2018

Three. The same number of Premier League titles I have. That also means three Premiership [titles] and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Players come in and out of a side which is lacking in identity and assuredness. "Always when you lose, you feel the responsibility", Pochettino said. (more...)
Trump meets with Federation Internationale de Football Association president at White House Trump meets with Federation Internationale de Football Association president at White House
- August 29, 2018

US President Donald Trump gave the assembled White House media their marching orders when he brandished a red card to assembled journalists during a meeting with Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Gianni Infantino on Tuesday. (more...)
Tottenham's Heung-Min Son remains on target for Asian Games glory Tottenham's Heung-Min Son remains on target for Asian Games glory
- August 28, 2018

In the event, Clarkson struggled to find his best rhythm for the first half of the loss to South Korea despite eventually posting 25 points and eight rebounds, and his 28-point haul in the narrow 82-80 loss to China during group play wasn't enough to secure the win. (more...)
Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director
- August 28, 2018

Unseeded but now "up" to No. 27 in the rankings from a low of 491 in Miami, Williams showed few signs of rust in her opening round. So you could only imagine how her fans reacted to Giudicelli's comments, but Williams had the politest response like the true lady she is during a press conference for the U.S. (more...)
Tottenham laid down a marker with United win, says Harry Kane Tottenham laid down a marker with United win, says Harry Kane
- August 28, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino said Jose Mourinho , his counterpart at Manchester United , has been "inspirational" to a number of managers who are younger than he is. "From a strategic point of view, we didn't lose", Mourinho said of the performance. "To the fans that came out tonight, we are sorry and we will be better next week, we will improve, we will keep working hard". (more...)
What Jose Mourinho told Luke Shaw on the pitch after Spurs loss
- August 28, 2018

For the first time in 25 years, Manchester United has lost two of its first three Premier League matches, and the club appears to have entered in a bit of an early-season crisis. "A lot of our players have only had three weeks training but we want to build something special". We then saw the game out great. It was an impressive, clinical performance from Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham , with all three goals coming after the break, and it left United and Mourinho facing very ... (more...)
Serena twirls to victory over Linette in US Open return Serena twirls to victory over Linette in US Open return
- August 28, 2018

Williams later withdrew from her fourth-round clash with Maria Sharapova at the French Open through injury. A new spot for Nike from Wieden & Kennedy seamlessly merges archival footage of a young Williams and her father on those courts with scenes of the adult Williams in action. (more...)
National Basketball Association reacts to Manu Ginobili's retirement National Basketball Association reacts to Manu Ginobili's retirement
- August 28, 2018

The 41-year-old Argentine star, widely seen as the most successful foreign player in the history of the National Basketball Association, confirmed his retirement in a brief posting on social media. Pondexter, 30, played in 23 games for the Chicago Bulls during the 2017-18 season before being waived. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr added: "One of the all time greats". (more...)
Alisson 'looks like' missing piece for Liverpool - Klopp Alisson 'looks like' missing piece for Liverpool - Klopp
- August 28, 2018

Loris Karius has completed a two-year loan move to Besiktas where he will be given the space he needs to develop in peace and slowly regain his confidence after a turbulent 3 months with Liverpool . If you ask me, he was brilliant in pre-season as the eight. Fabinho is not the first player that will go through this kind of process under Klopp as the duo of Andy Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had gone through a similar process when they arrive at Anfield. (more...)
Marcelo Marcelo "surprised" to be taken off by Lopetegui against Girona
- August 28, 2018

In so doing, the 32-year-old equaled the milestone set by Messi during Barcelona's LaLiga opener. They were so impressed with the display of Navas - who played a key role in Bale's goal with a quick throw to Isco, who in turn released the Welshman - that many think he should keep the No.1 shirt. (more...)
Harry Kane hails 'massive' Tottenham Hotspur win at Old Trafford Harry Kane hails 'massive' Tottenham Hotspur win at Old Trafford
- August 28, 2018

Spurs fans goaded Mourinho with cries of "You´re not special anymore" and his rant at the media as he stormed out of his post-match press conference demanding respect for his record of winning three Premier League titles did little to quell the feeling he is living off past glories. (more...)
Giants, Beckham reportedly making progress on a 'record-breaking' contract extension Giants, Beckham reportedly making progress on a 'record-breaking' contract extension
- August 28, 2018

Eli Manning saw his consecutive starts streak end at 210 games when he was benched prior to the Giants' Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders, and Manning had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2017, the result of a plethora of injuries to the team's receiving corps and poor decision making. (more...)
Mourinho with unusual gesture at Old Trafford towards Manchester United fans Mourinho with unusual gesture at Old Trafford towards Manchester United fans
- August 28, 2018

The Daily Mail were among those to lead on the taunts from Spurs fans towards Jose of "You're getting sacked in the morning", while the Express picked up on Mourinho's refusal to discuss United's lack of summer activity in the transfer window. (more...)
Steelers acquire WR Switzer from Raiders Steelers acquire WR Switzer from Raiders
- August 28, 2018

Switzer isn't the same caliber of player as Bryant, though. The big victor Monday was former Cowboys and Giants receiver Dwayne Harris. The two rookies are also two of Switzer's main competitors for the punt returner job in Pittsburgh. Switzer was acquired by Jon Gruden's Raiders in a trade from Dallas during draft weekend, one day after Oakland added ex-Steeler Martavis Bryant in exchange for a third-round pick. (more...)
Kane, Lucas strike as Spurs heap misery on Manchester United Kane, Lucas strike as Spurs heap misery on Manchester United
- August 28, 2018

Likely fed up with rumors and recent results, Mourinho demanded respect despite his club's 1-0-2 record to begin the season. They lost at Brighton last time out and despite and improved display against Spurs they were still hammered 3-0 by Mauricio Pochettino's side . (more...)
Real Madrid's Marcelo explains reaction to surprise substitution during LaLiga victory Real Madrid's Marcelo explains reaction to surprise substitution during LaLiga victory
- August 28, 2018

Real Madrid stars, Marcelo and Karim Benzema have spoken about ex-teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo's absence following their 4-1 victory over Girona in Sunday's La Liga fixture. "[Ronaldo] is the best in the world". "I've got some really good options in goal and there are no problems in that area", Lopetegui explained. We played well today and we got the three points. (more...)
New Serena Williams ad is absolutely deadly New Serena Williams ad is absolutely deadly
- August 28, 2018

One must respect the game and the place", he said , per the Associated Press . The 23-time grand slam victor told the Guardian back in may that the suit made her feel like "a superhero" and a "warrior princess". As gracious as ever, Williams downplayed the decision, saying that she's spoken to Giudicelli and everything is fine. "I've been wearing trousers, in general, a lot when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going". (more...)
Kendrys Morales homers in seventh consecutive game Kendrys Morales homers in seventh consecutive game
- August 27, 2018

Estrada left his July 3 start against the Mets after just a third of an inning and landed on the 10-day disabled list with a left glute strain, but says he doesn't plan on missing time with his nagging back ailment. He singled in the first, doubled home a run in the second, singled in the sixth and homered off Tyler Clippard in the eighth, his 15th. Wilson Ramos homered and added three RBI as the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of a struggling Marco Estrada and defeated the ... (more...)
Manu Ginobili Announces Retirement after 16 Seasons in the National Basketball Association
- August 27, 2018

Ginobili was a linchpin on Spurs championship teams in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014 alongside Tim Duncan and Tony Parker . Ginobili was reportedly set to meet with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich last week per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . (more...)
Giants to make OBJ highest-paid WR Giants to make OBJ highest-paid WR
- August 27, 2018

It comes as no surprise that Beckham Jr. would command top dollar, especially on the heels of a report from Jordan Ranaan of ESPN that noted any new deal for the former LSU star was "expected to be a record-breaking contract for a wide receiver". (more...)
Dennis completes sweep of Grand Tour time trials with Vuelta success Dennis completes sweep of Grand Tour time trials with Vuelta success
- August 27, 2018

Kwiatkowski, who finished second in Saturday's time trial, has a 14-second lead over Valverde in the standings. "The Tour de France was bitterly disappointing and it's not been a straightforward run in for me but I look forward to building on my form especially for the UCI World Championships over the next three weeks". (more...)
Simona Halep suffers shock first-round defeat at the US Open Simona Halep suffers shock first-round defeat at the US Open
- August 27, 2018

That's 50 years this feat has gone untouched. Across all Grand Slams, top seeds had lost in the first round only five times before Halep. But it did not appear that way against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi , one of the biggest hitters in the game, who blasted her way to a 6-2, 6-4 victory. (more...)
Brady exhausted of answering questions about trainer Brady exhausted of answering questions about trainer
- August 27, 2018

Ninkovich tweeted Monday in response to the show's announcement that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had hung up on them earlier that morning. Minihane: So, what changed with him not being on the team plane last year and (being there) this year? Kirk Minihane: "We saw the reports this weekend that Alex was on the team plane, which he wasn't for the second half of previous year, I guess, and not on the sideline". (more...)
Mohamed Salah Takes Aim At Egyptian Football Association Mohamed Salah Takes Aim At Egyptian Football Association
- August 27, 2018

It's not normal that they ignore messages from me and my lawyer. 'I do not know why all this [is happening]? The two parties fell out during this summer's World Cup over two matters, first when Salah was unhappy with his image being used on the side of the team's plane as part of an advertising deal with a telecoms company, jeopardising his own personal commercial deals without asking his permission. (more...)
Minnesota native Eric Decker announces retirement from NFL Minnesota native Eric Decker announces retirement from NFL
- August 27, 2018

Julius Thomas, a fourth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, became a two-time Pro Bowler for the Broncos before departing in free agency in 2015. 'I was very fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to have those dreams fulfilled and to have played with such extremely talented and hard-working teammates, coaches and staff, ' the post read. (more...)
NHL Rumors: Erik Karlsson Denies Rumors He Won’t Sign With Canadian Team NHL Rumors: Erik Karlsson Denies Rumors He Won’t Sign With Canadian Team
- August 27, 2018

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman mentioned that Karlsson trade talk has picked up over the last few days, and that the Vancouver Canucks were a possible landing spot for him. If the rumor about his desire to play with an American club is true, then that might limit the Canucks' willingness to trade for him since he would just be a one-year rental. (more...)
Vettel wins in Belgium to close in on Hamilton Vettel wins in Belgium to close in on Hamilton
- August 27, 2018

Hamilton leads Vettel , who described Ferrari's qualifying as scrappy, by 24 points but has been playing some textbook mind games, rubbishing suggestions he is the favourite to take victory at Spa-Francorchamps. "They have got a few trick things going on in the vehicle, I did what I could, we did what we could, so we have to keep working". "We have to keep pushing to see what we can do". (more...)
Tiger on Trump: 'We all must respect the office' Tiger on Trump: 'We all must respect the office'
- August 27, 2018

Tiger Woods continued to be frustrated by the state of his putting at The Northern Trust, despite carding a bogey-free round on Saturday. The comment was in response to a provocative reporter's question that tried to get Woods to denounce Trump's policies and feuds with National Basketball Association and NFL players, USA Today reported. (more...)
Hawaii Defeats South Korea 3-0 To Win Little League Title Hawaii Defeats South Korea 3-0 To Win Little League Title
- August 27, 2018

The victory was the third shutout of the tournament in five games for Hawaii, which gave up three runs over the course of the tournament. Ka'olu struck out eight, while Asia-Pacific pitchers sat down eight. The victory capped a ideal summer for the Honolulu team, which went 14-0 from beginning to end. It lost in 2016 to Maine-Endwell, New York. The tournament produced some outstanding performances from members of every team. (more...)

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