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Rockies rally to top Tigers Tuesday Rockies rally to top Tigers Tuesday
- August 31, 2017

Verlander, who has pitched exclusively for the Tigers over his professional career and rarely gets his opportunities to stroll to the dish, entered the afternoon 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in his previous three at-bats this season. Prior to the game, he had been 3-for-40 at the plate with 20 strikeouts over his career. The Tigers are 2-8 in their last 10 Wednesday games, 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 1-9 in Verlanders last 10 road starts. (more...)
Sharapova Claims First Victory In US Open Sharapova Claims First Victory In US Open
- August 31, 2017

The 30-year-old Russian looked like her old dominant self in her first grand slam match since serving a 15-month doping ban, defeating world number two Simona Halep in three entertaining sets. "Every day that I have another chance to play out here at the US Open is a special day". "I don't know at this point", she replied. The No. 14 seed from Australia was ousted in the first round with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 loss on Wednesday. (more...)
Army Set For Major Overhaul, 57000 Personnel to be Redeployed Army Set For Major Overhaul, 57000 Personnel to be Redeployed
- August 31, 2017

The first phase of the reforms involves redeployment and restructuring of approximately 57,000 posts of officers, JCOs, ORs and civilians. The army has around 40,525 officers and 1.15 million other ranks. It had been going on much prior to Dokalam". Indian and Chinese soldiers were locked in a standoff for more than two months in the Doklam plateau that is claimed by both Bhutan and China and border's Sikkim on the Indian side. (more...)
Barcelona to battle Liverpool for Monaco's Thomas Lemar Barcelona to battle Liverpool for Monaco's Thomas Lemar
- August 31, 2017

Yet, Spanish paper Sport believe that Liverpool's efforts may be thwarted by Barcelona , as the Catalans are trying to hijack the Lemar situation. " Monaco's asking price when Manchester United and Arsenal were interested in the player was €60m (£55m)", he told The Transfer Window podcast. (more...)
Ed Cunningham walks away from announcing Ed Cunningham walks away from announcing
- August 31, 2017

In a New York Times report getting wide play, Cunningham says: " I take full ownership of my alignment with the sport ". " I can just no longer be in that cheerleader's spot ". In recent years, we've heard a lot of people in and out of football worry about the impact the game has on players' brains, but we haven't heard of many who walked away from their jobs on principle. (more...)
Madison Keys moves to 2nd round in US Open Madison Keys moves to 2nd round in US Open
- August 31, 2017

Rafael Nadal has conquered the French Open 10 times and battled career-threatening knee and wrist injuries, but his greatest challenge awaits him - telling rowdy New Yorkers to be quiet. Tiafoe was disappointed he could not stay atop Federer after breaking in the opening game. When Federer converted a break point with Tiafoe serving at 1-2, 30-40 in the fifth set-on a charging Federer backhand pass-the five-time USA champ seemed at last to attain real security. (more...)
Hamilton halves title gap but Ferrari the real victor in Spa Hamilton halves title gap but Ferrari the real victor in Spa
- August 31, 2017

Mercedes , meanwhile, have quelled speculation they have opened talks with Hamilton about a new deal from 2019 in the wake of Vettel's extension. Despite that push, Hamilton was able to then stretch the gap again to two seconds - only for a safety vehicle to deploy following a clash between Force India teammates Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez on the approach to Eau Rouge. (more...)
Federer struggles before beating Tiafoe in five sets at US Open Federer struggles before beating Tiafoe in five sets at US Open
- August 31, 2017

Murray has been criticised in some quarters for not pulling out before the draw, which would have led to Nadal and Federer being seeded No 1 and No 2 and on course to meet in the final. If not, you can do it before the draw. So I wish him fast and good recovery. "Normally you want to keep practising, keep trying until the last moment", said the Spaniard. (more...)
Roger Federer survives US Open return in 5 sets Roger Federer survives US Open return in 5 sets
- August 31, 2017

As a youngster, Frances Tiafoe , the son of a Sierra Leone immigrant, played tennis in hand-me-down gear and dreamed of the day he'd face Roger Federer at the US Open . Nadal's complaints echoed similar concerns made by Andy Murray previous year when the huge $150 million roof over the world's biggest tennis stadium was rolled into action for the first time. (more...)
Injured Kyrgios dumped out of US Open in first round Injured Kyrgios dumped out of US Open in first round
- August 31, 2017

Asked if he would be extending his deal with his coach, Sebastien Grosjean , Kyrgios was honest, nearly to a fault. He stated that he doesn't care enough about working hard and, therefore, his coach should find someone else to work with. "Probably not, honestly not". Kyrgios endured an injury-nagged run-up to the US Open , hip pain knocking him out of Wimbledon and Queen's and a sore right shoulder forcing him out at Washington. (more...)
Report casts doubt on Everton's Diego Costa chances Report casts doubt on Everton's Diego Costa chances
- August 31, 2017

The clubs have discussed an initial fee of about £40 million with the rest in add-ons for the striker who has not returned to the west London club this season. With Atlético's transfer ban upheld until January, Costa has a number of options open to him in the meantime. Chelsea striker Diego Costa could reportedly join Las Palmas on loan until January before completing his move to Atletico Madrid . (more...)
Trump's criticism of media an 'incitement for others to attack journalists' Trump's criticism of media an 'incitement for others to attack journalists'
- August 31, 2017

The UN΄s Human Rights High Comissioner Zeid Ra΄ad al-Hussein says US President Donald Trump may be inciting violence against journalists. "It's sort of a stunning turnaround". "The demonization of the press is poisonous because it has consequences elsewhere", he opined. Zeid voiced deep concern at Trump's pardon of Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case that highlighted tensions over immigration policy. (more...)
How How "angry" Wenger questioned every Arsenal player after Liverpool defeat
- August 31, 2017

With the transfer deadline looming at 10pm GMT today (6am tomorrow, Singapore time), the Arsenal manager finds himself mired in a mess as Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headline a host of Arsenal stars trying to flee the troubled outfit. (more...)
LSU moved to New Orleans because of flooding in Houston LSU moved to New Orleans because of flooding in Houston
- August 31, 2017

During the call, the Tigers coach was asked to discuss his team's matchup with BYU, his reaction to the game being moved from Houston to New Orleans and he gave an update on the status of star running back Derrius Guice. Beginning Wednesday morning tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster for the Texas Advocare Kickoff at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (more...)
Ex-Eagles goalkeeper Enyeama ready to come back, says Rohr Ex-Eagles goalkeeper Enyeama ready to come back, says Rohr
- August 31, 2017

TheNewsGuru Sports (TNG) recalls that Enyeama had announced his retirement from the national team in 2015, following a disagreement with the then Coach, Sunday Oliseh. The final two qualifiers will be played in October and November, with only the five group winners progressing to play in Russian Federation. The IfeanyiUbah FC goalkeeper saved a penalty in Super Eagles Team B 2-0 win over the Republic of Benin to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN). (more...)
Longtime Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan retires after 21 National Hockey League seasons Longtime Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan retires after 21 National Hockey League seasons
- August 31, 2017

The 40-year-old Doan is the franchise's all-time leader in almost every category, finishing his career with 402 goals and 570 assists in 1,540 games. For the last 14 years, Doan was the Coyotes' captain - and the NHL's longest-serving captain - and his 402 career goals now lead the franchise. (more...)
Browns trade former first-round pick Cam Erving to Chiefs for pick Browns trade former first-round pick Cam Erving to Chiefs for pick
- August 31, 2017

If they are right about their two newest players, the Chiefs have in Ragland their eventual replacement for Derrick Johnson and in Erving a starting interior offensive lineman. The Chiefs also dealt away a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick for Kenneth Acker, and it is also unclear if that's been fulfilled. Erving started 13 games last season, including 12 at center, where he struggled with the demands of the position. (more...)
Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova to '85 NCAA title, dies Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova to '85 NCAA title, dies
- August 31, 2017

He coached Villanova for 19 seasons and compiled a 355-241 record before leaving for UNLV in 1992. Massimino's death was announced by Keiser University, where he was still the men's basketball coach. He began his career at Stony Brook, and also coached Division I at UNLV and Cleveland State. Coach Massimino is a valued leader of Keiser University's coaching staff and has an extraordinary impact on athletes in the classroom and on the court. (more...)
PV Sindhu, coach Gopichand call on Tel CM PV Sindhu, coach Gopichand call on Tel CM
- August 31, 2017

Her back-to-back efforts in the Olympics and the world championships show P.V. Sindhu is one of India's finest sportspersons. Talking about the nail-biting final, Sindhu said: "Mentally and physically, it is just tiring". "But, it did not happen". She feels she had worked hard for the World Championships as she had got enough time to prepare. As she continues to excel, Sindhu's career is also symptomatic of what a good coaching school she comes from. (more...)
Renato Sanches close to completing a shock Premier League switch Renato Sanches close to completing a shock Premier League switch
- August 30, 2017

Kaveh Solhekol posted on social media: "We're told Liverpool have dropped their interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches ". The Swansea boss previously worked alongside the Italian at Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain. Clement has said he wants to make at least two more signings before the transfer window shuts on Thursday, both in advanced positions. But while the midfielder does appear to be Premier League bound, he is not heading to either Stamford Bridge or Anfield. (more...)
This is how Bhupathi's tournament towels are being used by Lara! This is how Bhupathi's tournament towels are being used by Lara!
- August 30, 2017

While people stuck outdoors tried to evacuate themselves safely, few staying indoors also faced a few problems, among them being former Miss Universe Lara Dutta. Mumbai has come to a standstill, after rain gods once again showered their blessings upon the "city of dreams", leaving Mumbaikars stranded in hours of traffic. (more...)
Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater reports have been 'all positive' Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater reports have been 'all positive'
- August 30, 2017

When asked what Bridgewater would have to show to be able to come off the PUP list, Zimmer said, " He's got to be able to protect himself on the field and be able to do the movements that are required by his position ". As they conducted their final practice of the preseason Tuesday, it sounded as though the Vikings have concluded their competition. Center Nick Easton, who has been locked in a battle with rookie third-round draft pick Pat Elflein , started at center. (more...)
Tottenham Complete Signing of Argentina Under-20 Centre-Back Juan Foyth Tottenham Complete Signing of Argentina Under-20 Centre-Back Juan Foyth
- August 30, 2017

The contract runs until 2022, with the fee for the youngster believed to be around nine million pounds. Spurs have been chasing after the defender all transfer window but had their initial bids rejected after not reaching Estudiantes' asking price. (more...)
National Football League cancels Thursday's Texans-Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium National Football League cancels Thursday's Texans-Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium
- August 30, 2017

The team has been practicing at the Cowboys' facility in Frisco, Texas, this week. Texas meanwhile opened its doors for Houston, and while the Cougars continue to workout in Austin, the university announced this afternoon that all Houston athletic evens scheduled for this weekend have been canceled or postponed. (more...)
Roy Keane: 'Ryan Giggs would be worth £2bn in today's market' Roy Keane: 'Ryan Giggs would be worth £2bn in today's market'
- August 30, 2017

Earlier this summer, Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona for £200m, with Barca signing Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could be worth £135.5m. "I don't really analyse it too much, but that's the market place at the moment". " Ruud would certainly be worth in the market now probably a billion ", Keane said. (more...)
Mariners bolster staff, get RHP Mike Leake from Cardinals Mariners bolster staff, get RHP Mike Leake from Cardinals
- August 30, 2017

Mariners also pick up some cash toward Leake's contract, global slot money while giving up minor leaguer Rayder Ascanio. The Mariners train in the Phoenix area, while the Cardinals' spring training complex is located in Florida. Louis. This is his ninth season in the majors, and he signed a five-year deal with St. Louis after a strong campaign in 2015 in which he had a 3.70 ERA and career-best 1.16 WHIP for the Reds and Giants. (more...)
Duleep Trophy could be back in 2017-18 season Duleep Trophy could be back in 2017-18 season
- August 30, 2017

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has restored the Duleep Trophy, one of India's oldest domestic competitions. As India are slated to play limited-overs series against Australia on September 17, the window for the Duleep Trophy is expected to be smaller than past year. (more...)
If Isaiah Thomas healing goes slowly, he could miss much of season If Isaiah Thomas healing goes slowly, he could miss much of season
- August 30, 2017

Since then, the guard has been rehabilitating his hip after Celtics team doctors prescribed a summer regimen of rehabilitation and rest. The status of the trade was described to ESPN as " a very sensitive situation ". However, reports of the Cavaliers requesting one of Boston's talented youngsters are incorrect. If the deal falls apart, Boston would have to count on using its arsenal of draft picks, Crowder and other assets to bring it another point guard in a future trade - if ... (more...)
Isaiah Thomas tells Woj injured hip not career threatening Isaiah Thomas tells Woj injured hip not career threatening
- August 30, 2017

The Cavaliers could be inclined to complete the deal for a late first-round pick or second-round considerations, league sources said. I kept playing on it, and making it worse - until I couldn't play anymore last season. 3 overall picks, but it could be a sign Thomas' status is being viewed more optimistically. "I don't know what [the organization] is doing", he said. (more...)
The plague continues: Chelsea to buy Chamberlain from Arsenal The plague continues: Chelsea to buy Chamberlain from Arsenal
- August 30, 2017

In fact, as reported by the Evening Standard's James Olley, Arsenal have knocked back Liverpool's £30m lowball. In all, Oxlade-Chamberlain made 45 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal , with a decent return of 6 goals and 11 assists to show for his efforts. (more...)