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Five ups and downs of Rooney's global career Five ups and downs of Rooney's global career
- August 27, 2017

Everton forward Rooney , who picked up 119 caps and scored a record 53 goals, announced on Wednesday that he would be retiring from global football. Two of those goals were scored in 2016, including Rooney's tally against Iceland in the EURO 2016 Round of 16. "Playing for England has always been special to me". (more...)
United continue ideal start with dominant Leicester win United continue ideal start with dominant Leicester win
- August 27, 2017

United's rapid start to the new top-flight campaign would have impressed one of their most famous fans, Usain Bolt , who was in attendance at Old Trafford . "We had a very good and solid performance". When (managers) make changes, we always make the right changes, sometimes it works against us. United had a successful start to the Premier League season after two successive 4-0 wins against West Ham United at home and Swansea City at Liberty Stadium respectively. (more...)
Cavs, Celtics Reassess Blockbuster Kyrie Irving Trade After Isaiah Thomas Physical Cavs, Celtics Reassess Blockbuster Kyrie Irving Trade After Isaiah Thomas Physical
- August 27, 2017

With 30 teams preparing for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers recently completed a blockbuster trade involving Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving . Indeed, James hasn't spoken publicly since the trade, and Cleveland.com has noted he is "keeping mum" on Thomas. It would feel bad to lose out on a franchise point guard who is entering the prime of his career over one draft pick. (more...)
Manchester United Vs Leicester City Preview Manchester United Vs Leicester City Preview
- August 27, 2017

The table-topping Reds continued the ideal start to the Premier League season with a third successive victory heading into the worldwide break as Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored off the bench to see off the Foxes. He passed to Lukaku who tried to turn but went down when tussling with Harry Maguire . Vicente Iborra, Robert Huth, Danny Drinkwater and Kelechi Iheanacho are all doubts as well. (more...)
Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis misses weight, forfeits IBF title Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis misses weight, forfeits IBF title
- August 27, 2017

Davis and Fonseca were both supposed to weigh in on stage at the T-Mobile Arena on Friday afternoon, but the pair were not introduced with Mayweather and McGregor appearing after Nathan Cleverly and Badou Jack . Fonseca was getting busier in the fifth, letting go of his punches to the head and body, but he was unable to land many clean shots with Davis keeping a tight defense. (more...)
Celtic reach Champions League group stages despite defeat to Astana Celtic reach Champions League group stages despite defeat to Astana
- August 27, 2017

Unsafe sides including Tottenham Hotspur and Italian pair Napoli and Roma lurk in pot three , with Liverpool potentially joining them if they get past Hoffenheim on Wednesday evening. The draw is seeded to ensure the top clubs are kept apart. Pot 1: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea , Juventus, Monaco, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moscow. (more...)
Gateway IndyCar: Newgarden leads Carpenter in final practice Gateway IndyCar: Newgarden leads Carpenter in final practice
- August 27, 2017

They hold four of the top five positions in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings with three races remaining in the 2017 season. Newgarden led a top 4 Chevrolet sweep in the practice session, with two of his three teammates occupying two of the other three spots in that sweep. (more...)
Patriots place Kony Ealy on the trade block Patriots place Kony Ealy on the trade block
- August 27, 2017

In March, the Patriots had acquired Ealy and a third-round draft choice (No. 72) from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a second-round pick (No. The Pats traded multiple draft picks for Ealy. He was part of the 2015-16 Panthers defense that No. 6 in the National Football League in total defense and helped get the team to the Super Bowl. (more...)
Colorado State Opens New Stadium With Impressive Win Colorado State Opens New Stadium With Impressive Win
- August 27, 2017

Colorado State led the game at halftime 24-20. Stevens will be facing a tougher matchup in Week 2 with a showdown against Colorado, but it's worth noting that the Buffs lost several key pieces in the secondary to this year's draft. Down by 17 in the fourth quarter, one of the Beavers' play cards had Michael Jordan crying on it. "Bad!" Oregon State coach Gary Andersen said. Even after reviewing the play, the referees upheld the call, and Oregon State had to settle for a field goal to cut ... (more...)
Nathan Cleverly dedicates Vegas fight following Cwmfelinfach worker's death Nathan Cleverly dedicates Vegas fight following Cwmfelinfach worker's death
- August 27, 2017

History was made in the second fight of the Mayweather vs. McGregor pay-per-view card as badou Jack defeated Nathan Cleverly by 5 round TKO to win the WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Jack began battering the taller Cleverly in the fourth round, when he bloodied his opponent's nose. In a Facebook post, 30-year-old Cleverly wrote: "I arrived in Las Vegas yesterday and I'm very sorry to hear about another local Bargoed lad taken way too soon". (more...)
Phillies Continue Homestand Against Cubs Phillies Continue Homestand Against Cubs
- August 27, 2017

Eickhoff hasn't lost since June 7 - the 10 straight starts without a loss are by far the most in his career. Eickhoff struck out eight and walked three. "It's pretty cool to be mentioned in a sentence that (says) the first ever". He's also one of the key figures in a young core the Phillies are slowly building around that also includes Maikel Franco , Odubel Herrera , Jorge Alfaro, Aaron Nola and prospects like J.P. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel extends Ferrari contract for 3 more years Sebastian Vettel extends Ferrari contract for 3 more years
- August 27, 2017

The length of Vettel's contract ends speculation he could join forces with Mercedes , and the likelihood of Hamilton moving in the opposite direction when his deal expires next year. But asked if he had considered a move to Mercedes - having reportedly discussed it with Mercedes' management - Vettel was ambiguous. "We're just like Ricky Bobby - we want to go faster and it's a great feeling". (more...)
Buxton, Colon Leads Twins To Win In Toronto Buxton, Colon Leads Twins To Win In Toronto
- August 27, 2017

Pitching here for the first time since getting shelled in his big-league debut in August 2015, all the painful memories must have come flooding back for Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey. "That's the one I want back". "I felt like we've been swinging the bats pretty well but haven't been able to get those runs across like we needed to", Donaldson said. (more...)
Craig Shakespeare makes transfer pledge: Leicester's key players are going nowhere Craig Shakespeare makes transfer pledge: Leicester's key players are going nowhere
- August 27, 2017

Shakespeare remained coy on transfers, claiming not to be aware of any imminent incomings or outgoings and stating that Leicester will continue to deal with all the speculation regarding the likes of Drinkwater, Vardy and Riyad Mahrez before next Thursday's 23.00 BST deadline. (more...)
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor falls hard after sack, evaluated for concussion Bills QB Tyrod Taylor falls hard after sack, evaluated for concussion
- August 27, 2017

Taylor, however, was knocked out of Buffalo's preseason game against Baltimore Saturday with a concussion. Taylor attempted to get up after being sacked, but was quickly attended to by the Bills' training staff. While we stopped short of concluding there was a quarterback controversy in Buffalo earlier in the summer, one may now very well be on the horizon. (more...)
Former Hokie Tyrod Taylor leaves game vs Ravens with concussion Former Hokie Tyrod Taylor leaves game vs Ravens with concussion
- August 27, 2017

Just minutes after Taylor left the game, Buffalo confirmed on Twitter that the quarterback does have a concussion. Some disgruntled Bills fans have been calling for the team to start rookie Nathan Peterman , a fifth-round pick from Pittsburgh, at quarterback. (more...)
Ousmane Dembélé to Barcelona Ousmane Dembélé to Barcelona "a question of hours"
- August 27, 2017

The LaLiga club sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £196m earlier this summer and they believe Dembele can fill his boots. Reports claim the Germans want 130 million euros ($152m) for the player they paid Rennes 15m euros for a year ago. (more...)
Patriots fear Julian Edelman tore knee ligament in preseason game Patriots fear Julian Edelman tore knee ligament in preseason game
- August 27, 2017

Edelman, 31, led the Patriots with 98 catches and 1,106 receiving yards past year. The Patriots carefully manage Amendola's playing time to limit his injury risk (he played 23.8 percent of the offensive snaps in 2016), but as Super Bowl LI showed, he is the closest to Edelman among receivers in terms of earning Brady's trust in clutch situations. (more...)
Henderson shoots course record to rocket up leaderboard Henderson shoots course record to rocket up leaderboard
- August 27, 2017

Winning the tournament remains a long shot, but don't dare tell that to the overflowing galleries of Henderson faithful. "Not just covered, they're like eight people deep, which is truly incredible", said Henderson. Henderson began the weekend in a deadlock for the 59th spot. "They were rolling unbelievably well", she said of the greens. She even has an unusual go-to toppings combo. (more...)
Dareus sent home for violating team rule Dareus sent home for violating team rule
- August 27, 2017

The team has not been to the playoffs since the 1999 season and is set to open the regular year at home on September 10 when they welcome in the New York Jets to New Era Field. He's been arrested twice and suspended twice since being selected in the first round - third overall - by Buffalo in the 2011 draft. "It's very disappointing. (more...)
Jordan Spieth Surges to Three-Shot Lead in the Northern Trust Jordan Spieth Surges to Three-Shot Lead in the Northern Trust
- August 27, 2017

Spieth - who won the FedEx Cup in 2015 - gained strokes at the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th holes before he dropped a shot at the 15th, only to recover immediately with another birdie - a 40-footer at the 16th as he surged to six under after two rounds. (more...)
Patriots in position to persevere without Julian Edelman
- August 27, 2017

Offensively, Detroit ranked 21st in the NFL in 2016, but they also possessed the league's 11th best passing attack. New England's Tom Brady , the former MI quarterback, was welcomed back to Ford Field on Friday night with a smattering of applause - and then wasted little time making mincemeat of the Lions in a 30-28 win. (more...)
Ibrahimovic Signed a New Contract with Manchester United Ibrahimovic Signed a New Contract with Manchester United
- August 27, 2017

He was on crutches during United's victory over Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm. Zlatan Ibrahimović announced his new deal with Manchester United by posting a tweet with freaky artwork that seemingly depicts him as God. (more...)
Breaking down Lionel Messi's La Liga goals as Barcelona star hits 350 Breaking down Lionel Messi's La Liga goals as Barcelona star hits 350
- August 27, 2017

With Messi as its lone star, Barcelona struggled in the beginning at Mendizorroza Stadium, but it gradually took control and cruised to victory following Messi's pair of second-half goals. Only ex-Germany striker Gerd Muller, with 365 for Bayern Munich, has scored more goals for one club in Europe's top five leagues. He also hit the crossbar as the diminutive forward once again dominated the game. (more...)
Anthony Martial Starts - Manchester United Team vs Leicester City Confirmed Anthony Martial Starts - Manchester United Team vs Leicester City Confirmed
- August 27, 2017

No wonder Jose Mourinho is so restrained this time around. He added: "We can look into perspective, last season we won against Leicester at home so that doesn't make a difference, but we had too many draws at home last season". We created enough chances to score today and I think we are the deserved winners. Not that Mourinho witnessed Rashford volleying in Henrikh Mkhitaryan's corner three minutes after he was introduced. (more...)
MRI confirms Julian Edelman has ACL tear in right knee, reports say MRI confirms Julian Edelman has ACL tear in right knee, reports say
- August 27, 2017

Some might argue it is Rob Gronkowski , but simply put, the Patriots won the Super Bowl previous year without him and then in 2015 when Edelman missed significant time with a broken foot the offense wasn't even close to what it was with him. (more...)
Yankees drop Mariners behind Sonny Gray Yankees drop Mariners behind Sonny Gray
- August 27, 2017

The 27-year-old righthander had been plagued by a lack of run support in his brief time in pinstripes, entering the day 1-3 but with a 3.13 ERA in four previous starts. Ellsbury fell behind 0-and-2 and, after taking a close pitch near the outside corner to make it 1-and-2, lined one to left. The 24-year-old has appeared in just 19 Major League Baseball games this season because of an ankle injury that required surgery. (more...)
Andy Murray forced out of US Open with hip injury Andy Murray forced out of US Open with hip injury
- August 27, 2017

Murray has been suffering from a hip injury since the French Open , he said, and it grew more acute at Wimbledon. "I spoke to a lot of hip specialists". It also means a reshuffling of the seeds was in order. No. 5 seed Marin Cilic moves to Murray's position at the bottom of the draw. Querrey's old line in the draw gets filled by the highest-ranked man who was not seeded originally, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany; he becomes seed No. (more...)
Illinois Mega Millions victor claims $393 million jackpot Illinois Mega Millions victor claims $393 million jackpot
- August 26, 2017

The ticket was sold at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights, Illinois, just 30 minutes outside of Chicago. Busking said they will share their winnings with family and friends and donate to their favorite charities. The Mega Ball number was six. This is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot victor this year. Earlier this week, the victor of a Powerball ticket worth $758 million came forward in MA. (more...)
England vs West Indies, second Test England vs West Indies, second Test
- August 26, 2017

West Indies may not at a stroke have restored themselves to world-beaters but over two days in Leeds they have shown that they are, after all, armed with pride, determination and no little skill, and it has been enough to give Joe Root one of the biggest headaches of his short reign as England captain. (more...)