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Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign
- September 04, 2018

ESPN reported that Nike had kept Kaepernick, who signed a sponsorship deal with the company in 2011, on its payroll throughout the controversy of recent years. The protests during the national anthem, soon embraced by other players, raised the ire of some NFL fans, Republican politicians and President Donald Trump. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois takes dig at former team-mates after Real Madrid move Thibaut Courtois takes dig at former team-mates after Real Madrid move
- September 03, 2018

Though there are certain pitfalls such as the manic defending in the box during the opposition press, Lopetegui's side now imbues a great deal of confidence and vigour that was missing for quite some time in the league games. Benzema is a great player and always has been. Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says that he is relishing battling Keylor Navas for the gloves at the Bernabeu this season. (more...)
Eagles’ Carson Wentz still not medically cleared for contact Eagles’ Carson Wentz still not medically cleared for contact
- September 03, 2018

In fact, Corey Clement is the ideal example of just how important this time of year can be for players battling to make roster spots since he went from being an undrafted free agent making the team to Super Bowl champion. We're just days away from the Eagles and Flacons kicking off the 2018 National Football League regular season, and we still don't know who will be starting under center for the defending Super Bowl champs. (more...)
Klopp Unfazed By Alisson’s Error In Liverpool Win Vs Leicester City Klopp Unfazed By Alisson’s Error In Liverpool Win Vs Leicester City
- September 03, 2018

I didn't get a very good pass [and] we talked about that in the dressing room and I spoke to Virgil [van Dijk]. Virgil van Dijk played a slack backpass to his keeper but Alisson still should have dealt with it - instead, he attempted a Cruyff turn inside his own box, got the ball stuck under his feet, and was easily dispossessed by Kelechi Iheanacho . (more...)
US Open: Federer hands Nick Kyrgios masterclass; ex-champ Angelique Kerber falls
- September 03, 2018

Federer's tenacity reaped rewards with the second seed stealing the opening set with a backhand return pass on a rare Kyrgios serving lapse. Kyrgios , the quirky Australian with a powerful serve, likes being a bit unpredictable on the court, attempting shots most wouldn't and carrying on conversations with himself throughout a match. (more...)
Raiders trade for QB AJ McCarron from Bills Raiders trade for QB AJ McCarron from Bills
- September 03, 2018

The Raiders made a huge splash this morning, sending superstar pass rusher Khalil MAck to the Chicago Bears . The Bills haven't yet announced their cuts, but as of now, we know of these players being waived: WRs Corey Coleman , Malachi Dupre, Brandon Reilly, Cam Phillips; DBs Dean Marlowe, Breon Borders; DLs Ryan Russell, Albert Havili, Tyrunn Walker; OLs Mo Porter, Gerhard de Beer, Adam Redmond; LB Tanner Vallejo; TE Keith Towbridge; FB Sam Rogers. (more...)
Serena Williams Says Athletes Should Be 'Grateful' to Players Spearheading NFL Protests Serena Williams Says Athletes Should Be 'Grateful' to Players Spearheading NFL Protests
- September 03, 2018

She added: "They really use their platform in ways that are really unfathomable". When they appeared on the big screen during the match, the pair received robust applause. "Winning a big game and a very important game and a really tight game, I think it was just a relief", said Williams, who took control with a break in the next game - her advantage standing up until she fired a forehand victor on her first match point. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino slams Spurs after painful Watford defeat Mauricio Pochettino slams Spurs after painful Watford defeat
- September 03, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino will be without a few other players for the contest with the Hornets . We've been together now for four years and everything else is ingrained in us now, so it's just really down to winning and I think that's the mentality within the whole squad. (more...)
Lakers Waive Luol Deng
- September 03, 2018

As Deng's role quickly diminished in his first season, all the attention was naturally on his four-year, $72 million deal. Deng appeared in 56 games during his first year with the Lakers, but he played just one game last season with Johnson and Pelinka in charge of the Lakers' front office. (more...)
Aston Villa Sign Chelsea Striker Tammy Abraham on Season-Long Loan Deal Aston Villa Sign Chelsea Striker Tammy Abraham on Season-Long Loan Deal
- September 03, 2018

Abraham becomes Villa's fifth loan signing of a busy summer, joining Everton winger Yannick Bolasie , Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe , Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Andre Moreira and Lille forward Anwar El Ghazi in Steve Bruce's squad. (more...)
Adrian Peterson: Shines in first half Adrian Peterson: Shines in first half
- September 02, 2018

Washington fans could get used to seeing AP in a Redskins jersey if he continues to run like he did Friday night. "Everything has checked out so far", Gruden said. He signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints last offseason and appeared in four games prior to being traded to the Arizona Cardinals , with whom he played six games. (more...)
Barcelona get hard group in Champions League Barcelona get hard group in Champions League
- September 02, 2018

Ronaldo also led Portugal to the World Cup but they were beaten by eventual winners France in the knock-out stages. Luka Modric edged out Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to win player of the year, while Ronaldo beat out Lionel Messi to win top forward. (more...)
Late Alexandre Lacazette strike gives Arsenal narrow Cardiff City win Late Alexandre Lacazette strike gives Arsenal narrow Cardiff City win
- September 02, 2018

Asked if he had ever played against long-ball teams, the 43-year-old added: "Yes a lot". "I know how hard it will be to win there", he said. Emery who named Lucas Torreira as the player who has given him the sleepless night on who to start ahead of the other. (more...)
Roger Federer defeats Nick Kyrgios to reach US Open fourth round
- September 02, 2018

The Swiss, who next plays a rather different Australian character in John Millman , did not take offence, saying: "We have all imitated serves". Millman scores big on the way to the fourth round . "I'm probably going to place it on Instagram". "I will relish the opportunity". "Incredible fighting spirit", Cilic said of de Minaur after the young Aussie kept him on court until 2.22 am (0622 GMT) Sunday morning - the second-latest finish in US Open history. (more...)
'Everybody wants it': Pep Guardiola on how to win the Champions League 'Everybody wants it': Pep Guardiola on how to win the Champions League
- September 02, 2018

Pep Guardiola will hope for a similar result in this afternoon's televised game, but Newcastle's credible performance against Chelsea last weekend proves they cannot be taken lightly. Sterling, the man selected in the left-sided attacking role that Sane filled last season, marked his 100th Premier League appearance by opening the scoring. (more...)
Better Odds That Raiders Trade Khalil Mack Than Not — La Canfora Better Odds That Raiders Trade Khalil Mack Than Not — La Canfora
- September 02, 2018

But that's where the good news ends. This is one of the worst moves the Raiders could have made. "Obviously you want to have your best player here". This is one of the worst moves Gruden could have decided to make, and there's no way the guys in the front office were on the same page about this. (more...)
Wilton Speight Wins UCLA Starting Quarterback Job Wilton Speight Wins UCLA Starting Quarterback Job
- September 02, 2018

Chip Kelly will have a familiar name at quarterback for his first game as UCLA's head coach . Speight said he would transfer last fall, but he was in a bit of limbo at MI as they awaited a decision on Shea Patterson's immediate eligibility. (more...)
NFL Arbitrator Moves Colin Kaepernick's 'Collusion' Grievance To Formal Hearing NFL Arbitrator Moves Colin Kaepernick's 'Collusion' Grievance To Formal Hearing
- September 02, 2018

Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against NFL team owners has been cleared to go to trial, after an arbitrator rejected a request by the league to dismiss the complaint. Geragos and Kaepernick must prove that the league and teams acted in concert in violation of the CBA. The ruling means Burbank found sufficient evidence for the case to continue and perhaps go to trial. (more...)
Diogo Dalot's Brilliant Debut For Manchester United Diogo Dalot's Brilliant Debut For Manchester United
- September 02, 2018

Manchester United are already entering the realms of "must-win games" in 2018/19. "Did you read any philosopher or in your formation you never spent time reading, for example, Hegel?", Mourinho asked one reporter. 'I had last season great success [in finishing second]. "It's going to be a hard season for them". "We won the Europa League, because that was our level, and we are the last team in England to win a European competition". (more...)
Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen From Giants Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen From Giants
- September 01, 2018

McCutchen is out of his prime, but the 31-year-old outfielder is still hitting.255 with 15 homers, which is a significant upgrade over Shane Robinson and even Brett Gardner. The Giants don't need McCutchen and the Yankees desperately need someone to fill in for Judge until he's back. He finished third in the vote in 2012 and '14 and fifth in '15. (more...)
US Open: Federer breezes into second round US Open: Federer breezes into second round
- September 01, 2018

The 14th-seeded Keys was the runner-up to Sloane Stephens at Flushing Meadows in 2017. Meanwhile, five-time Grand Slam victor Sharapova returned to major competition after her 15-month ban at the US Open past year, when she reached the fourth round. (more...)
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers sings historic National Football League deal Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers sings historic National Football League deal
- September 01, 2018

Rodgers, 34, is a two-time National Football League most valuable player and still had two years remaining on the five-year, $110 million contract he signed in 2013. However, the six-time Pro Bowler wasn't the only Packer with money on his mind. And if they make that financial commitment, that's what they're saying, and also there's an expectation that you're going to play well. (more...)
K.J. Wright has knee surgery; status for Seahawks’ opener unknown K.J. Wright has knee surgery; status for Seahawks’ opener unknown
- September 01, 2018

Carroll said Penny even has "a chance to play Thursday" when asked about this week's preseason game against the Raiders. Carroll said Monday he didn't know if Wright's scope was on the same knee he previously had treated. While Griffin has been noted for his playmaking and speed during the preseason, he's also been caught out of position at times and can be bullied by bigger players. (more...)
Raiders agree to deal Mack to Bears Raiders agree to deal Mack to Bears
- September 01, 2018

Reports indicate that the holdout could continue into the regular and there are even some rumors that the Raiders could trade the former Defensive Player of the Year. Quarterback Derek Carr replied to Mack: "I miss you ". I don't know if we intercepted a pass until Week 14. The Raiders do not have time to worry about where guys were drafted, as the goal is to get this team in place to rebound from their six-win season a year ago. (more...)
Mourinho excited by prospect of reunion with Lampard in Carabao Cup Mourinho excited by prospect of reunion with Lampard in Carabao Cup
- September 01, 2018

Moura will likely start against Watford tomorrow in the battle of two sides that have made flawless starts to the campaign. 'We need to show we are capable after 10 months, not only after three games.' Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not be available at Watford . (more...)
Unai Emery makes freakish ruling on Arsenal players' diets Unai Emery makes freakish ruling on Arsenal players' diets
- September 01, 2018

Portuguese club Sporting have started their domestic campaign unbeaten despite a troublesome summer that saw seven players cancel their contracts following an attack by fans at the training ground last season. But with a lot of sugar? I like in my life, more of that. Asked whether he felt Ozil would play in the Welsh capital, Warnock jokingly replied: "I've got enough worries". (more...)
Federer, Djokovic through as storm rages over umpires Kyrgios pep-talk Federer, Djokovic through as storm rages over umpires Kyrgios pep-talk
- September 01, 2018

Pierre-Hugues Herbert launched a scathing attack on Lahyani after he stepped down from his chair in the second-round match and spoke to Kyrgios about his performance. After the impromptu pep talk, 30th seed Kyrgios went on to capture 19 of the next 25 games, claiming a 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 6-0 win and a third round clash against Roger Federer . (more...)
Danica Patrick Celebrates Aaron Rodgers' Contract With Ace Of Spades Champagne Danica Patrick Celebrates Aaron Rodgers' Contract With Ace Of Spades Champagne
- September 01, 2018

Rodgers had two years left on the five-year, $110 million extension he signed in 2013. In a conference call Thursday, Rodgers said he and the Packers considered inserting a player option into his deal, allowing the quarterback to terminate his contract and become a free agent early. (more...)
Aaron Donald doesn’t waste time celebrating, returns to doing what he loves Aaron Donald doesn’t waste time celebrating, returns to doing what he loves
- September 01, 2018

For his performance, Donald has been named First-team All-Pro three times (2015-17) and a Pro Bowl in each of his campaigns. He also forced five fumbles in 2017. With Donald in camp, they've finally got their near-term roster settled while still maintaining significant room on their payroll for 2019 - just in time for quarterback Jared Goff to reach the fourth year of his rookie deal with the chance to negotiate a long-term contract. (more...)
Cleveland Indians acquire former AL MVP Josh Donaldson from Toronto Blue Jays Cleveland Indians acquire former AL MVP Josh Donaldson from Toronto Blue Jays
- September 01, 2018

The Blue Jays have agreed to trade the third baseman and cash to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later. And while this move was expected for a long time, it's still a bittersweet ending to a great period in Blue Jays history. (more...)

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