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Chris Froome tightens grip on Vuelta lead with show of strength Chris Froome tightens grip on Vuelta lead with show of strength
- August 26, 2017

Dutchman Jetse Bol was the biggest mover in the general classification standings, as the Manzana Postobon rider moved up 25 places into seventh as the peloton, which included Froome, finished over eight-and-a-half-minutes off the pace. We're always on the front. Yet, it wasn't until the fifth and final climb up the Puerto del Garbi that the general classification favourites began to fight it out as Alberto Contador attacked and was followed by Froome and Van Garderen. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo happy at Real Madrid - Zinedine Zidane Cristiano Ronaldo happy at Real Madrid - Zinedine Zidane
- August 26, 2017

The coach said Varane has muscular problems and they will not risk his health. More pressing for Zidane, Madrid have an issue in defence for Valencia's visit on Sunday, with Raphael Varane having again missed training with an adductor muscle problem which will also see him miss France's upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifiers. (more...)
ESPN College GameDay Panel Leaves Big 12 Out Of College Football Playoff ESPN College GameDay Panel Leaves Big 12 Out Of College Football Playoff
- August 26, 2017

Who do you think will reach the College Football Playoff and come away with the national title? He's entering his 11th season now with no plans of stopping anytime soon. Expect Ohio State to take care of Auburn and Alabama to wax Oklahoma. All four of Alabama's captains last season - Cam Robinson, Jonathan Allen, Eddie Jackson and Foster - now play in the NFL. (more...)
10-man Watford stay unbeaten in EPL with Brighton draw 10-man Watford stay unbeaten in EPL with Brighton draw
- August 26, 2017

Watford's left-back Jose Holebas was banned and they switched Britos from a central role to the left side, with Christian Kabasele coming into central defence. Hi plans were thrown into further confusion when Craig Cathcart, on to replace Britos, withdrew through injury two minutes into the second half. Andre Gray saw little of the ball as Watford's lone striker but flashed a rare effort wide of goal after good work from Chalobah and Richarlison. (more...)
Manchester United fans fully support Jose Mourinho's change for Leicester match Manchester United fans fully support Jose Mourinho's change for Leicester match
- August 26, 2017

The Armenian worldwide joined Man United in last summer's transfer window off the back of 23-goal season with Borussia Dortmund. United have scored eight goals in their first two league games this season, but Mourinho is not taking anything for granted. (more...)
New Spurs signing Sanchez available for selection against Burnley New Spurs signing Sanchez available for selection against Burnley
- August 26, 2017

As a player, you're happy, you're delighted with Real Madrid and Borussia. "Now that doesn't mean we are guaranteed a result against Tottenham, but it means you are in a better train of thought because of the recent experience. He added: "Our continued growth as a group, not just with a group of players, but also our drive to understand the Premier League, can only be enhanced when you get big results at big stadiums, like at Chelsea ". (more...)
Jurgen Klopp told to make these two Liverpool signings before deadline day Jurgen Klopp told to make these two Liverpool signings before deadline day
- August 26, 2017

The Spanish superpower has won the last two UEFA Champions League titles, and three of the last four. Bundesliga champions Bayern face PSG with Neymar leading their campaign in for the first time following his world record transfer from Barcelona . (more...)
Johnathan Thurston Has A Crack At NSW's Culture Johnathan Thurston Has A Crack At NSW's Culture
- August 26, 2017

Reports emerged on Saturday that in conducting their investigations NSWRL officials uncovered excessive bar bills racked up in the three Origin camps, something that Thurston pointed to as a difference between the Blues and the Maroons. He suggested the culture at New South Wales doesn't have that same level of trust. The Blues camp locations, management structure and team protocols will also likely form part of a wide-sweeping review. (more...)
Mercato PSG: Pastore leaving for Monaco ? Mercato PSG: Pastore leaving for Monaco ?
- August 26, 2017

Leonardo Jardim will consider restoring Kylian Mbappe to the Monaco starting line-up this weekend after the teenage star's two-match watching brief. "If the match was held today, yes, I would take him". Dolberg, though, hasn't started this season of well. Arsenal's position may harden in the next few days with the club still concerned they are about to lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez before the end of the transfer window. (more...)
Chelsea's Antonio Conte: 'I'm relaxed much better than last season' Chelsea's Antonio Conte: 'I'm relaxed much better than last season'
- August 26, 2017

Rudiger has made an impressive adjustment to the pace of the Premier League in his first two matches for Chelsea . Now, after a year of experience, I learned a lot from the past. Asked about the state of his relationship with the club's key decision-makers, the Italian replied: "It's normal". You learn also to work for the new club. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif files another review petition challenging disqualification Nawaz Sharif files another review petition challenging disqualification
- August 26, 2017

In their separate review petitions, the former PM's children and son-in-law had urged the court to review its verdict that directed NAB to file references against them in connection with their off-shore properties, and stay further implementation of it until their appeals are decided. (more...)
West Ham United withdraw interest in Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho? West Ham United withdraw interest in Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho?
- August 26, 2017

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic concedes he's not spoken recently with Andy Carroll over his future. Find out by following our live matchcast. The striker is being linked with a return to Newcastle United . Will they begin their turnaround on Saturday? Winston Reid is unavailable following his freak injury in warm up last Saturday. As if that wasn't enough, West Ham could have two of their best players out of the starting XI. (more...)
Manchester United v Leicester City predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & betting tips Manchester United v Leicester City predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & betting tips
- August 26, 2017

Manchester United looks as if they are here to win the League; they look confident, their players have good understanding between them, after having 2-3 bad seasons, and now under Jose Mourinho United looks like the old Red Devils of Sir Alex Ferguson. (more...)
Hamilton: Ferrari never shows its hand on Fridays
- August 26, 2017

With the day's practice sessions concluded, and everyone out of the pool, analysis and review of the day's events can begin. Hamilton, fastest in second practice ahead of Raikkonen, will hope to find extra speed in qualifying. Perez, a former Ferrari academy driver , has made no secret of his desire to join a top team. "I think it is highly unlikely that he [Vettel] will be here [at Mercedes], and I don't think he wants to be my team-mate!" "But where he has exceeded our expectations, ... (more...)
Agar, Khawaha in as Aussies confirm XI for first Bangladesh Test Agar, Khawaha in as Aussies confirm XI for first Bangladesh Test
- August 26, 2017

The pair returns in place of Shaun Marsh and Stephen O'Keefe from Australia's side that faced India in their last outing in the Test format in March 2017. So it's a very confident prediction. Australia's awful record in the Indian subcontinent has meant that the Bangladesh camp is confident that they can give the visitors a run for their money with star all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan even claiming that the home side are targeting a clean sweep. (more...)
Chassis change for Massa after FP1 crash, could see him miss FP2 Chassis change for Massa after FP1 crash, could see him miss FP2
- August 26, 2017

With regulations stating a new chassis can not be run until it is given the all clear by the FIA, Massa will not be back on track in FP2. As a result, Massa will drop five places on the grid from wherever he qualifies, accentuating a hard weekend for the Brazilian. (more...)
2 farmers found guilty over 'coffin attack' 2 farmers found guilty over 'coffin attack'
- August 26, 2017

Rival activists from the ruling African National Congress party, the main opposition Democratic Alliance and the radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had rallied outside court and attended each day of the trial. Even 23 years after the end of apartheid, South Africa continues to struggle with racism. She did not find them guilty of being in possession of a firearm. (more...)
Mourinho: Why Mkhitaryan will get better Mourinho: Why Mkhitaryan will get better
- August 26, 2017

But, at the same time, if I understood him better, I would probably have helped him in a faster way than I did. Mourinho always maintained that Rojo would not be available again until December or perhaps even January, although hopes of a potential early comeback grew last week when the Red Devils posted pictures of him back on the training pitch. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski Has Pretty Thoughtful Take On Racial Tensions In US Rob Gronkowski Has Pretty Thoughtful Take On Racial Tensions In US
- August 26, 2017

On MooseTV , Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski gave a very thoughtful answer on the recent events in the country and how everyone should come together as one. And you know how in order for a team to win, everyone comes together? "I love it here and I enjoy being with my teammates and that's what it's all about". (more...)
Cowboys rookie Cooper Rush is threatening to create a backup QB controversy Cowboys rookie Cooper Rush is threatening to create a backup QB controversy
- August 26, 2017

Since Prescott is a healthy 24-year-old who looks as if he could be the face of the franchise for years, that's probably where the similarities will end with Rush. A similar stroke of luck with Rush will amount to the jackpot on a slot machine, and a personnel piece that not many franchises have - a spare quarterback with what appears to be the ability to win in the NFL. (more...)
Arsenal star set for shock Inter Milan move Arsenal star set for shock Inter Milan move
- August 26, 2017

Mustafi, a 25-year-old German worldwide, only arrived at Arsenal last summer from Spanish outfit Valencia. He said: "I don't expect... it's hard for me to speak about individual cases". Mustafi finds himself fighting with a number of defenders for a few place in the team. "It's always hard to predict, you have to make sharp decisions". (more...)
Manchester United vs. Leicester live stream Manchester United vs. Leicester live stream
- August 26, 2017

However, for all the positivity now surrounding the Reds, Saturday's meeting with Leicester could arguably be defined as the first real test of their title credentials. Maguire's eye-catching early-season form was rewarded on Thursday with a first England call-up for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia. (more...)
Lucky Dhoni remains not out even after ball hits stumps Lucky Dhoni remains not out even after ball hits stumps
- August 26, 2017

However, Siriwardana and Kapugedera played the ball to its merit to stabilise the innings. Bhuvneshwar scored 53 and raised a 100-run partnership with Dhoni for the unbeaten eight wicket to guide India to a three-wicket win over the hosts last night. (more...)
Coutinho wants to be left out of Champions League squad - CLAIMS Coutinho wants to be left out of Champions League squad - CLAIMS
- August 26, 2017

Meanwhile, KOPTALK sources still expect Liverpool to make a final push for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk before the window closes. Qarabag was beaten 2-1 at FC Copenhagen but advanced on away goals, with the score 2-2 on aggregate. (more...)
Dana White: Ronda Rousey getting married on day of Mayweather-McGregor Dana White: Ronda Rousey getting married on day of Mayweather-McGregor
- August 26, 2017

As for Ronda's career, Dana says she hasn't retired - but says she's in a great place and super happy. "Tomorrow is her wedding", he said. After she burst onto the scene with a ideal 12-0 start to her career and became famous for her quick knockouts and submissions, Rousey lost her last two fights, one to Holly Holm and one to Amanda Nunes . (more...)
Stanton homers twice as Marlins rally past Padres 8 Stanton homers twice as Marlins rally past Padres 8
- August 26, 2017

Fish starter Adam Conley was charged with five runs on six hits through 5.1 innings before three relievers finished the job. Stanton homered twice Friday night, increasing his major league-leading total to 49, and Ozuna's three-run homer capped a comeback as Miami climbed above.500 for the first time since April by beating San Diego 8-6. (more...)
Rhys Hoskins Off to Historic MLB Start for Phillies Rhys Hoskins Off to Historic MLB Start for Phillies
- August 26, 2017

In the Friday game, Galvis posted two hits, a run and an RBI; Herrera is now laid up on the DL. Hoskins said he probably would've picked "Hosk" if he could've chosen a nickname. Hernandez lined a bases-clearing triple in the second to make it 5-1 and Freddy Galvis followed with an RBI single. Leiter's outing was a much-needed one for the Phillies, who used six relievers on Tuesday and recalled right-hander Drew Anderson prior to the game to shore up the bullpen. (more...)
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with hamstring injury, what's next for outfield? Mets' Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with hamstring injury, what's next for outfield?
- August 26, 2017

Manager Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez emerged from the dugout to check on Cespedes, who was doubled over in pain. The run scored by Cespedes would be taken off the board due to the ball hitting the second base umpire. Given how the injury looked, it's probably good news that it's just a recurrence of his hamstring strain. In just 80 games entering Friday, Cespedes has remained a risky hitter. (more...)
Mike Vick will join 'Fox NFL Kickoff' broadcast as studio analyst Mike Vick will join 'Fox NFL Kickoff' broadcast as studio analyst
- August 26, 2017

He'll also appear on FS1's studio shows. "Over the last seven or eight months, I've done a lot of interviews, and I think I've gotten better as I've been put in those situations more often". As a recipient of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship , the former National Football League quarterback had joined the Kansas City Chiefs and his former head coach Andy Reid (with the Philadelphia Eagles ) as a coaching intern. (more...)
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger says, Alexis Sanchez fit to start against Liverpool Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger says, Alexis Sanchez fit to start against Liverpool
- August 26, 2017

Sanchez has entered the final year of his contract at Arsenal and will be able to leave on a free transfer unless the Gunners cash in on him now, with Manchester City believed to be keen to seal a deal. I want him to commit to the club. I don't consider players' contractual situation to decide who plays. Wijnaldum flew back to the Netherlands for the birth of his third child after Wednesday's Champions League play-off win but the midfielder is expected to return to Merseyside in time to ... (more...)