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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola refuses to discuss Kyle Walker's red card
- August 23, 2017

The first was issued for a foul on Leighton Baines , and the second was for appearing to elbow Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but replays have indicated that it was not a clear-cut caution. "They made a good action". "But away against City, he's sending off one player of City and a hard situation, you know what the referee will do then. (more...)
Tottenham fullback Kyle Walker-Peters signs new deal Tottenham fullback Kyle Walker-Peters signs new deal
- August 23, 2017

KYLE WALKER-PETERS has signed a new contract to keep him at Tottenham until the end of the 2020 season. Tottenham saw their star defender Kyle Walker leave the club and complete a switch to Manchester City earlier in the summer transfer window. (more...)
England great Lineker: Everton star Rooney is 'under-appreciated' England great Lineker: Everton star Rooney is 'under-appreciated'
- August 23, 2017

The strike was his 200th in the Premier League, making him just the second player after former England forward Alan Shearer to reach that milestone. On Tuesday, England's 1966 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst urged Gareth Southgate not to recall the former Manchester United striker for next month's World Cup qualifying double-header against Malta and Slovakia. (more...)
Wayne Rooney retires from England duty Wayne Rooney retires from England duty
- August 23, 2017

I really appreciated that, ' Rooney said in a statement. "He [Southgate] has made some bold decisions and I think the bold one he can make is, for me, to say it's the end of Wayne Rooney's global career", Hurst told the Daily Mail . In a 14-year-long global career, Rooney was capped 119 times, the second most for his country. The forward was unable to match those individual displays at a major competition, despite going onto play in three World Cups and two further European ... (more...)
NY to name starting quarterback next Monday NY to name starting quarterback next Monday
- August 23, 2017

Asked if McCown could benefit from more practice time, Bowles said, "If he's the starting quarterback, yeah". The long wait is about to be over for New York Jets fans, who are excited to know who will fill in the void left by the great Ryan Fitzpatrick. (more...)
Healy hits 2 of Athletics 4 HRs in win over Orioles Healy hits 2 of Athletics 4 HRs in win over Orioles
- August 23, 2017

And with the Athletics (54-71) being the only team out of the Orioles' nine remaining opponents not in the postseason race, they must take advantage of winning games they're supposed to win. "It's only a matter of time before I break out". Melvin also said that the team would not skip anyone in the rotation with five off days coming in the final six weeks of the season. (more...)
UEFA Champions League Qualifying Wrap 22 August 2017 UEFA Champions League Qualifying Wrap 22 August 2017
- August 23, 2017

When will the group stages be played? BT Sport is the exclusive United Kingdom home of the UEFA Europa League and will be showing every match from the group stages right through until the final in Lyon next May. Arsenal will discover their fate in the UEFA Europa League group stage when the draw is made live on BT Sport on Friday 25 August. Mitja Viler's 15th-minute strike was enough to send Maribor through on away goals, with a 1-0 victory on the night over Hapoel Beer-Sheva ensuring a ... (more...)
Tuchel Set To Replace Conte As Chelsea Manager Tuchel Set To Replace Conte As Chelsea Manager
- August 23, 2017

Tuchel left his role in May after two years at the Dortmund helm and has been out of work since. The manager probably thought he needed a long rest after tensions at Dortmund led to his BVB exit. That's nearly certainly overplaying what Granovskaia would decide, with such decisions likely being made by Abramovich. The Italian has consistently hit out at the board for failing to land his top transfer targets and Conte's decision to sign a new deal at the club for more money - but not to ... (more...)
After Sony Playstation, 'OurMine' hacks FC Barcelona's Twitter account After Sony Playstation, 'OurMine' hacks FC Barcelona's Twitter account
- August 23, 2017

OurMine is speculated to be a Saudi Arabian hacking group, which has been reported for another breach with the hashtag #FCBHack on the same account. It also comes as Barcelona announced they are suing Neymar for £8m after alleging the Brazilian failed to fulfil his contract with the club. (more...)
Why Masahiro Tanaka's rough season could benefit Yankees Why Masahiro Tanaka's rough season could benefit Yankees
- August 23, 2017

Tanaka is struggling through the worst season of his career and was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation after allowing three runs - two earned - and issuing five walks in four innings at Toronto on August 9. Todd Frazier's two-run triple came during a four-run third inning, ending the night for Boyd, who gave up seven hits and three walks in 2.1 innings. (more...)
MMA's view on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor MMA's view on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
- August 23, 2017

One star who will be attending the event is Britain's IBF world champion James DeGale. Interest continues to swell for a clash between "The Notorious" and the most high-profile sparring partner he brought in to help him prepare for Floyd Mayweather this weekend. (more...)
Muguruza, Dimitrov Win Cincinnati Titles Muguruza, Dimitrov Win Cincinnati Titles
- August 23, 2017

That leaves Wimbledon victor Garbine Muguruza as the clear cut favourite to take her first US Open . "The American swing was never going my way", Muguruza said . "That's why I got down in my confidence". I feel great where I am at right now'. "But I wanted to win the title as well". "What can I do?" The win gives Muguruza the fifth WTA title of her career, while also denying Halep the number one ranking, as Karolina Pliskova maintains her slight edge over the Romanian for the ... (more...)
Lee from Virginia game Lee from Virginia game
- August 23, 2017

ESPN confirmed Tuesday it had made a decision to pull play-by-play announcer Robert Lee from the University of Virginia's September 2 football game with William & Mary because it might be seen as insensitive because of the similarity of the announcer's name to Confederate General Robert E. (more...)
Frenchman upsets Chong Wei at World Championships Frenchman upsets Chong Wei at World Championships
- August 23, 2017

For Lee it was another chance gone. It also meant that two-time reigning world champion, Chen Long of China, has one less prime contender to take care of, in his attempt to record a hat-trick of world titles. Lin, who will turn 34 in October, was never seriously troubled, but paid the local man a compliment. "He was a strong opponent, and played very well", he said. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell tells Twitter user he'll return to Steelers Sept 1 Le'Veon Bell tells Twitter user he'll return to Steelers Sept 1
- August 23, 2017

Bell is saving his body from the preseason and the Steelers are going to start him in week one. The football fan with the original tweet tagged Bell, and wrote through hashtags she was just a first time fantasy football participant trying to win. (more...)
Sindhu, Praneeth, Ajay win at World Badminton Championships Sindhu, Praneeth, Ajay win at World Badminton Championships
- August 23, 2017

Much before the Olympics high and the titles at 2016 China Open and 2017 India Open, Sindhu had created ripples in the global circuit when she won bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 editions of World Championships. He will take on The Netherland's Mark Caljouw next. The second was as tight before Praneeth led 7-5. Chopra and Sikki won 21-12, 21-19. Mixed doubles : Second round: Pranaav Jerry Chopra & N. (more...)
Cincinnati Open: Grigor Dimitrov wins first Masters, Garbine Muguruza defeats Simona Halep Cincinnati Open: Grigor Dimitrov wins first Masters, Garbine Muguruza defeats Simona Halep
- August 23, 2017

The 11th-ranked Bulgarian never dropped a set in taking the top prize of $954,225 and his first Masters title, a flawless stepping stone into the year's last Grand Slam event that begins a week from Monday. Serena Williams had been number one before her pregnancy break began earlier this year. It's just fantastic. I always like this tournament. "The first set was very important for sure", Dimitrov said. (more...)
Bangladesh hire India's Joshi as spin bowling coach Bangladesh hire India's Joshi as spin bowling coach
- August 23, 2017

But the left-arm spinner was not letting the pressure of his selection get to him. "It's just four years of experience, four years of extra bowling, a lot of balls bowled in that time and naturally you just get better", he said of his break from Test cricket. (more...)
Joey Barton rips into Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez Joey Barton rips into Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez
- August 23, 2017

Benitez has been reported as a potential replacement for Slaven Bilic at West Ham, who has also overseen a disappointing start to the new Premier League campaign, but the Newcastle boss insisted talk of him being unhappy at St James' Park is down to results. (more...)
Even British Police Are Mocking Arsene Wenger's Players on Twitter Even British Police Are Mocking Arsene Wenger's Players on Twitter
- August 23, 2017

Gunners manager Wenger has not ruled out more signings before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, but his immediate priority is to move out unwanted players. However, after conceding three against Leicester City on the opening weekend, Wenger insists he was right to leave out Holding altogether. He added: 'Last week we conceded two goals on corners and they only had three shots on goal, so I don't believe we defended so badly. (more...)
We will not be pawns in Brexit talks, declares TD We will not be pawns in Brexit talks, declares TD
- August 23, 2017

It comes after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said European leaders are " confused and puzzled " over the British stance on trade. If we were to remain in the customs union that would prevent us from doing so. He also reaffirmed both government's determination to see power sharing restored in the north. The Government has dismissed British proposals to avoid a customs border on the island of Ireland after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. (more...)
Jamie Redknapp thought Tiemoue Bakayoko had a great game for Chelsea Jamie Redknapp thought Tiemoue Bakayoko had a great game for Chelsea
- August 23, 2017

Since I signed, I was looking forward to wearing that shirt. 'The boss was trying to make the best plan to play this game, and then I was trying to do my job'. While Bakayoko lost a few individual batttles and was not quite in sync with all his teammates, for a debut performance under non-ideal circumstances, it will more than do. (more...)
Patriots activate LB Hightower from PUP list Patriots activate LB Hightower from PUP list
- August 23, 2017

During the early portion of practice that was open to the media, Hightower went through positional drills with the defensive linemen. Hightower signed a new contract over the offseason, and his four-year, $35.5 million contract could become a bargain if he excels as a pass rusher, since players in that role typically sign bigger deals than linebackers. (more...)
Mike Martz has unkind words for the new Rams head coach Mike Martz has unkind words for the new Rams head coach
- August 23, 2017

Risk factors: The hope is that the Rams' offseason investments all pay off in the form of more explosiveness and a valuable role for Higbee as an intermediate and red-zone target, which is all possible but not guaranteed. "There was nobody there on that staff that could teach him, develop him", Martz said. "I would never say something like that". Goff turns 23 in October. (more...)
Los Angeles wants in on suit over Trump sanctuary conditions Los Angeles wants in on suit over Trump sanctuary conditions
- August 23, 2017

To receive funds, LA needs to answer questions about how much power ICE agents have to enter local jails and whether the city gives federal immigration officials 48 hours' notice before releasing a detainee from custody. Feuer outlined his objections in a letter to the Justice Department earlier this month. "Since 2014, violent crime has risen in Los Angeles". Applications for the grant are due by September 5, and Feuer said repeated attempts by his office to get clarification from the ... (more...)
Philippe Coutinho 'to hold talks with Liverpool as Barcelona move looks unlikely' Philippe Coutinho 'to hold talks with Liverpool as Barcelona move looks unlikely'
- August 23, 2017

So, if Coutinho reached certain milestones, such as winning the Ballon d'Or or the Champions League , only then would Barcelona have been obliged to pay the entire £118m. Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano, Suarez and Sterling have all left for big clubs, with arguably only Torres having given Liverpool his best years. (more...)
Dana White: UFC champion Jon Jones failed drug test at UFC 214 Dana White: UFC champion Jon Jones failed drug test at UFC 214
- August 23, 2017

TMZ reports Jones tested positive for turinabol , a steroid that could see the 30-year-old banned for four years by USADA. Jones later told the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that failed test was the result of an unmarked sexual enhancement pill. (more...)
Raiders LT Donald Penn to end holdout this week Raiders LT Donald Penn to end holdout this week
- August 23, 2017

Penn, despite being 34 years old, wants a raise. Penn, a two-time Pro Bowler, is an important part of a line tasked with keeping quarterback Derek Carr upright and opening holes for running back Marshawn Lynch. 10 at $11.25 million. "Stop looking at his age; look at his production". According to Tafur, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie stressed he wouldn't negotiate with a player unless he was at camp-which also suggests negotiations could commence once Penn is back with the team. (more...)
Peers like Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. to win National Basketball Association rookie award Peers like Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. to win National Basketball Association rookie award
- August 23, 2017

The former NC State and current Mavericks point guard received 25.7 percent of the vote to win Rookie of the Year. Picked ninth in the draft, Smith Jr. Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson finished second with 12.8 percent. Second place was taken by Philadelphia's Markelle Fultz , though the top draft pick only took 7.7 percent. (more...)
Dodgers put Cody Bellinger on disabled list, recall Josh Ravin Dodgers put Cody Bellinger on disabled list, recall Josh Ravin
- August 23, 2017

Roberts added that the team would decide what they will do with Wood once the team's medical staff is able to fully exam him and following any tests he may have done. The All-Star and surefire NL Rookie of the Year is slashing.274/.356/.612 with 34 home runs and 79 RBIs. Despite being called up on April 25, he now ranks among the best in the National League in home runs (2nd), slugging percentage (4th), RBI (14th) and OPS (.968, 7th). (more...)