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Kaino heads home to deal with family matter Kaino heads home to deal with family matter
- August 20, 2017

New Zealand's inability to put away the British and Irish Lions in their drawn home series last month had raised doubts whether the All Blacks' era of dominance was on the wane. McKenzie was again instrumental in Ioane's first try, leaving the winger in an easy one-on-one with Folau. The All Blacks might have surpassed 60 points with a late try to Beauden Barrett but the score was overruled by the television official. (more...)
Zimbabwe's first lady remains quiet amid assault claims Zimbabwe's first lady remains quiet amid assault claims
- August 20, 2017

South Africa's News24 reports that investigations into the matter have been halted because Mrs Mugabe has been granted diplomatic immunity. "Simply, she isn't covered by diplomatic immunity". This comes as it has also emerged that the family of the 20-year-old Gabriella Engels had been allegedly approached by the First Family's emissaries for an out-of-court settlement. (more...)
Boston Red Sox beat Yankees in another dramatic thriller Boston Red Sox beat Yankees in another dramatic thriller
- August 20, 2017

Five nights after the Red Sox rallied to beat the Yankees in 10 innings in the Bronx, the Red Sox broke their rivals' heart again, coming to life in the seventh inning this time to take another one from their arch-rivals. Notes & quotes: Playing in his third rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Greg Bird hit two home runs. Bird could return at some point next week. (more...)
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Condemn Barcelona Terror Attack Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Condemn Barcelona Terror Attack
- August 20, 2017

On the club's website at the time of confirmation, a press release stated: "The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training". Ronaldo and Messi's reign may not be up yet, but he is closing the gap on the two giants. Messi scored 54 goals in 52 appearances for Barcelona during the 2016-2017 campaign but was unable to help his side avoid a 2-0 defeat to Los Blancos in the second-leg played at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night (16 ... (more...)
Powerball jackpot keeps growing after no one cashes in with winning numbers Powerball jackpot keeps growing after no one cashes in with winning numbers
- August 18, 2017

One ticket was sold that is worth $1 million. The next drawing , worth $510 million is scheduled for Saturday night. The cash payout for the jackout is an estimated $342.2 million. This is the 19th straight time the drawing has come up flat. Saturday's winning ticket will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. Pittsburgh-area residents have been buying Powerball tickets much more frequently because of the high jackpot. (more...)
Dodgers pull Yu Darvish as precaution due to tightness in back Dodgers pull Yu Darvish as precaution due to tightness in back
- August 18, 2017

However, at this point today's Dodgers are equal in the overall standings with the Boys of Summer, as they reached 50 games over.500 for just the first time since 1953. At Marlins Park in Miami, Ichiro Suzuki connected for his 20th pinch-hit this season and drove in a run to contribute to the Miami Marlins' 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. (more...)
Zidane Annoyed With Ronaldo's Red Card Zidane Annoyed With Ronaldo's Red Card
- August 17, 2017

Still regaining peak fitness after an extended summer vacation, Ronaldo began the Super Cup match on the bench, and came on in the 58th minute. A week later, Asensio was one of the more experienced players in a rotated Madrid side that travelled to third tier La Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa for a Copa del Rey last-32 first leg. (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton Showered in Beer!! After Breaking Marlins HR Record Giancarlo Stanton Showered in Beer!! After Breaking Marlins HR Record
- August 16, 2017

Stanton has another game against the Giants tomorrow to keep the streak going. "He takes aggressive hacks and has the ability to change the score with one swing". He hasn't faced the Marlins since 2015, and he hasn't beaten them since 2014. Straily has had success against some of the Giants best hitters. Chris Stratton (1-2) led San Francisco to the win in the opener, striking out a career-high 10 in 6 2/3 shutout innings. (more...)
Sharapova granted US Open wildcard Sharapova granted US Open wildcard
- August 16, 2017

Sharapova was denied an entry into the French Open earlier this year after the tournament cited that wild cards given to athletes recovering from injuries and not doping bans. Also receiving wild cards were: Taylor Townsend, reigning US Open girls' champion Kayla Day, 2017 NCAA singles champion Brienne Minor, US Open wild-card challenge victor Sofia Kenin, USTA Girls' 18s national champion Ashley Kratzer and Amandine Hesse of France. (more...)
PGA Championship Odds: Matsuyama favored over Kisner 8/13/17 PGA Championship Odds: Matsuyama favored over Kisner 8/13/17
- August 14, 2017

Day won the 2015 US PGA Championship and finished a shot behind 2016 victor Jimmy Walker. "I was battling. I was scrambling well to be under par for that back nine". But it was a tough year from the start. He didn't putt all that well (70th in strokes gained putting), and the course played differently than it had in the past. (more...)
Svitolina thrashes Wozniacki to capture Rogers Cup title Svitolina thrashes Wozniacki to capture Rogers Cup title
- August 14, 2017

Svitolina then reached the final by cruising past defending Rogers Cup champ Simona Halep , the world's second-ranked player, 6-1, 6-1. The delays, which all came during the first set, appeared to boost the sixth-seeded Dane, who was trailing 3-0 when the match was interrupted. (more...)
Pochettino: We were helped by the red card Pochettino: We were helped by the red card
- August 14, 2017

Now we have to move forward and think about solutions. There was no need to react today. "But we lost the game". It's not an easy place to come. "I'm sure Shelvey will be disappointed". Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez revealed former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey had apologised to his team-mates for the rush of blood that cost his newly promoted team their chance of a shock win. (more...)
Liverpool owners release statement to kill of Barcelona's Coutinho hopes Liverpool owners release statement to kill of Barcelona's Coutinho hopes
- August 13, 2017

These Klopp comments on Coutinho , particularly the line "I have to accept decisions by owners" are those you would associate with a man who has been told that it is out of his hands, and that the owners may have chose to sell the player. (more...)
Broncos won't have to face Ezekiel Elliott when they host Cowboys Broncos won't have to face Ezekiel Elliott when they host Cowboys
- August 13, 2017

Elliott has three business days to appeal and the league then has 10 days to schedule an appeal hearing . Any ruling would be considered binding. The combination of running backs Darren McFadden , Alfred Morris , Rod Smith and Ronnie Hillman will be asked to fill in for a player who lead the league in rushing last season. (more...)
Everton vs Stoke City Tips and Odds - EPL Matchweek 1 Everton vs Stoke City Tips and Odds - EPL Matchweek 1
- August 13, 2017

Idrissa Gueye and Everton's No.10 exchanged passes 30 yards out, and then eventually found the otherwise quiet Sandro who slid the ball to striker-turned-right-wing full-back Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Manager Ronald Koeman has been backed heavily in the transfer market and spent around B£90million to sign a host of players. Ross Barkley (groin), Seamus Coleman (broken leg) and Ramiro Funes Mori (undisclosed) are all sidelined. (more...)
Paulie Malignaggi Reacts To Leaked Footage Of Sparring Session With Conor McGregor Paulie Malignaggi Reacts To Leaked Footage Of Sparring Session With Conor McGregor
- August 13, 2017

Conor McGregor has always been adamant that his fight with Floyd Mayweather will hinge on whichever fighter takes the first step back. Coming into the media frenzy event on August 26th both men have exchanged plenty of verbal slights at one another in the build-up - with Mayweather alleging McGregor made racial slurs on their recent worldwide press tour. (more...)
Barcelona eye up £72m move for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio Barcelona eye up £72m move for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio
- August 13, 2017

However, some uncertainty has remained as Los Blancos are yet to announce the new deal despite his current one set to expire in less than a year. Barca beat Real 3-2 in a pre-season "Clasico" friendly in Miami in July but the stakes will be far higher in the Super Cup, the annual curtain raiser in Spain between the Liga champions and King's Cup holders. (more...)
Charges in death of 3-year-old in day care's hot van Charges in death of 3-year-old in day care's hot van
- August 12, 2017

Charles. Meanwhile, Audrey Thornton, the owner of Little Miracles Academy , spoke to the press as well. St. Charles told investigators that she collected Myles from his apartment early Monday morning and put him on a rear bench on the driver's side of the van , an arrest warrant affidavit notes. (more...)
Bills Deal Watkins; Get Jordan Matthews, Draft Picks Bills Deal Watkins; Get Jordan Matthews, Draft Picks
- August 12, 2017

Darby is the fourth player from the Bills to join the Eagles' defense in the last two seasons. The Eagles upgraded the receiver position enough this offseason by signing Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery, as well as drafting promising rookie Mack Hollins, to feel comfortable making this move. (more...)
Zach Randolph Arrested For Possession And Intent To Sell Zach Randolph Arrested For Possession And Intent To Sell
- August 11, 2017

PT and booked at 4:23 a.m. Thursday morning. As police tried to disperse the crowd, things reportedly got rowdy. Officers called for backup when the crowd grew and people began throwing bottles and rocks. He was arrested in an investigation for drunk driving in Los Angeles in 2009 while playing for the Los Angeles Clippers. The arrest resulted in a two-game suspension . (more...)
Chelsea launch £25m bid Chelsea launch £25m bid
- August 11, 2017

Chelsea clearly need to make swift progress to embolden their squad ahead of the new season, and Chamberlain appears to be a good place to start. When Arsenal fans were forced to accept after last season's disappointing Premier League campaign, which saw us miss out on the Champions League for the first time in many years, that the long serving manager Arsene Wenger would not be replaced as many of us hoped, it was with the proviso that things would change. (more...)
Zverev stuns Nishikori to reach Citi Open final Zverev stuns Nishikori to reach Citi Open final
- August 07, 2017

Highly-rated German and fifth seed Zverev was too good for Nishikori, triumphing 6-3 6-4 in Washington on Saturday. World No. 9 Nishikori, whose victory was only his second in seven meetings against 32nd-ranked del Potro, will face American wild card Tommy Paul in the quarterfinals. (more...)
Mo Farah: 10000m title didn't come cheap Mo Farah: 10000m title didn't come cheap
- August 07, 2017

He celebrated on the track, walking a lap with his four kids, the youngest carried in his arms. Somalia-born Farah won in 26 minutes 49.51 seconds from Ugandan youngster Joshua Kiuprui Cheptegei (26:49.94) and Kenya's Paul Tanui , who added bronze in 26:50.60 to Olympic silver from previous year. (more...)
Courtois, Morata miss penalties as Arsenal win Community Shield Courtois, Morata miss penalties as Arsenal win Community Shield
- August 07, 2017

Chelsea look to defend their title this season, while Arsenal aim to reach the summit of the Premier League for the first time in over a decade. "Well, I don't know if it was a sending off or not but at that moment we were dominating", Wenger said. In a fast break, Lacazette exchanged passes with Welbeck and curled his effort against the post from just inside the penalty area. (more...)
Jay Cutler leaning toward remaining retired Jay Cutler leaning toward remaining retired
- August 07, 2017

The Dolphins made a strong push for Cutler - Adam Gase , who coached Cutler in Chicago, convinced him to come out of retirement and postpone a fledgling broadcasting career - because the team knows it is going to be without Tannehill for quite some time and nearly certainly until next year. (more...)