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O's activate McFarland, designate Ondrusek for assignment O's activate McFarland, designate Ondrusek for assignment
- August 28, 2016

Sanchez will obviously not continue to hit at this rate since it would make Ted Williams look irrelevant by comparison. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has left the game at Yankee Stadium because of a strained left hamstring. They cushioned their lead an inning later when Ellsbury singled and Sanchez (3-for-5) deposited a two-run homer into the left field bleachers. After the Orioles batted in the top of the second, Jones was replaced by Nolan Reimold. (more...)
Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack
- August 28, 2016

The attack happened on Tuesday night at a hostel in Home Hill, a quiet coastal town about 97km south of the city of Townsville in north Queensland . "Our community should feel reassured that the investigation is thorough and committed and is being fully supported by all responsible agencies". Police in Australia also revealed he had to be tasered and pepper sprayed after lashing out at officers and biting one on the leg. (more...)
Mobile homes returning to Louisiana after deadly flooding
- August 28, 2016

About 2,600 people remained in shelters Wednesday, and more than 119,000 households have registered for federal aid. Disaster aid is being provided by the federal government through FEMA and the Red Cross. This is not a photo op issue. The area where most of the damage occurred was not labeled a high flood risk area; thus, numerous homeowners did not have flood insurance. (more...)
White Sox Changing Ballpark Name To Guaranteed Rate Field
- August 28, 2016

NY broke a 22 1/3-inning streak in which Garcia hadn't given up an earned run at home to the Mets. Chicago did plenty of damage on eleven hits and four walks with Justin Morneau going solo while Jose Abreu homered and knocked in three followed by Tim Anderson knocked in two and scored twice. (more...)
Marin Cilic stuns Andy Murray in Cincinnati final
- August 27, 2016

Following that he won the Aegon Championships and Wimbledon before his gruelling four-hour victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the Olympic final. "I'm looking forward to a few days' rest now". It's been a great run the last few months. But it's perhaps advantage Cilic in terms of the conditions, which are expected to be dry and sunny and Murray hasn't played at this time of day all week in Cincy, which may prove a problem for him early on. (more...)
Williams, Djokovic seeded No. 1 for US Open Williams, Djokovic seeded No. 1 for US Open
- August 27, 2016

The draw for the year's last major tennis tournament is on Friday. Williams' 184-week reign as world number one is under attack, and the American will be loathe to relinquish it, according to no less an authority than ESPN commentator Chris Evert, who held the lofty perch for a total of 260 weeks. (more...)
Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year
- August 27, 2016

Gibson has been runner-up in two of his last three Web.Com Tour starts and a top four finish outright this week would all but guarantee him a place inside the top 25 and a return to the PGA Tour in 2017. Scott's third-place on the points table is based on early results, too, with wins in the WGC Cadillac Championship and the Honda Classic in February-March and $US5.1 million prizemoney. (more...)
Canada's Olympic athletes to return today and Wednesday, fanfare to follow Canada's Olympic athletes to return today and Wednesday, fanfare to follow
- August 27, 2016

Olympic swimmers Kylie Masse ( who won bronze in the Women's 4x100m freestyle relay), and multi-medal victor Penny Oleksiak with Air Canada crew. The Canadian Olympic Committee says she is the country's youngest ever gold medal victor at an Olympic Games. (more...)
US beats France 86-67, advances to women's basketball final
- August 27, 2016

U.S. beats France to secure spot in women's basketball Olympic final for sixth consecutive time. It was more like the basketball equivalent of having a rock in your shoe, or having a painting that's hung crooked on the wall. "Wait!" said McCoughtry, one of the 2016 team's blithest spirits, brightened and asked, "Who does that make me?" But in his view, if his players are not out there doing things he is not expecting on the offensive end, he's not particularly happy. (more...)
Pakistan take on England in first ODI today Pakistan take on England in first ODI today
- August 27, 2016

England captain Eoin Morgan was excited about the challenge of taking on Pakistan in five Royal London One Day Internationals, starting today. Roy called for medical attention after feeling light-headed, having run between the wickets after smashing 20 runs from 14 balls. (more...)
Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return Klopp seeks Liverpool lift-off on Spurs return
- August 27, 2016

On their own patch, Tottenham should feel confident of clinching all three points as Liverpool continue to leak goals left, right and centre. Klopp left him out of the squad for the midweek EFL Cup match at Burton, which Liverpool won 5-0, and the German admitted Coutinho could miss the game at White Hart Lane. (more...)
West Ham's Europa League Hopes Dashed By Astra West Ham's Europa League Hopes Dashed By Astra
- August 26, 2016

The victor of the tie will qualify for the Europa League proper and progress is essential for the Hammers if they want to continue to grow on and off the pitch now they have moved into their 60,000 seater home. The Hammers, who now have as many as eight first team players out injured, drew the first leg of the Europa League qualifier 1-1 against Astra in Romania last week. (more...)
Olympics 2016: Heroes of Team GB return triumphant from Rio
- August 26, 2016

But there can be just as much drama in defeat as there is in victory, and Saori Yoshida's failure to win a fourth straight gold medal against American Helen Maroulis in the women's 53-kg wrestling final made perhaps more of an impact than if she had won. (more...)
Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
- August 26, 2016

The missile launch came amid an escalating series of threats from Pyongyang against annual military exercises near the Demilitarized Zone by South Korea and the U.S. "He appreciated the test-fire as the greatest success and victory", it said. North Korea said this year it had miniaturised a nuclear warhead to fit on a ballistic missile but outside experts have said there is yet no firm evidence to back up that claim or show it had mastered the technology to bring a live warhead back into ... (more...)
Simon Yates wins 6th Vuelta stage, Atapuma keeps lead Simon Yates wins 6th Vuelta stage, Atapuma keeps lead
- August 26, 2016

Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) attacked on his own after the day's sole categorised climb with under 50km to go, but was caught with 19km left by Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling), Jan Bakelants (AG2R - La Mondiale) and Andrey Zeits (Astana). Frank attacked over the summit but his lead over the returning pack had come down to less than a minute as the business end of the stage approached. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo named Europe's best Cristiano Ronaldo named Europe's best
- August 26, 2016

The same can be said of Bale - and after seeing the 27-year-old leapfrogged by Paul Pogba as the world's most expensive player - Madrid are determined to keep him on the books. Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the current holder while only Ronaldo of this year's candidates has won the trophy before, in 2014, when Ronaldo finished third in the voting behind Messi and Luis Suarez. (more...)
Mane shows he is Reds' main man Mane shows he is Reds' main man
- August 26, 2016

Mauricio Pochettino has completely transformed Spurs into a legitimate title contender, while Jurgen Klopp has thoroughly energized the Anfield faithful. Tottenham were handed a kind group along with CSKA Moscow , Bayer Leverkusen and AS Monaco in Thursday's Champions League group stage draw. "White Hart Lane is a wonderful stadium". (more...)
Shkodran Mustafi deal given green light by Valencia Shkodran Mustafi deal given green light by Valencia
- August 26, 2016

The report suggests a £17m offer has been accepted by the La Liga outfit, with £5.13m going towards his former club PAOK. The Spaniard has been withdrawn from Deportivo's clash with Real Betis tomorrow night after the club gave him permission not to travel. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison sets PED interview date with NFL, Thursday Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison sets PED interview date with NFL, Thursday
- August 26, 2016

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com are citing sources that says the NFL has agreed to meet with Matthews and Peppers in Green Bay on August 24. "I just agreed to it.so they can get their little 23 seconds or whatever", Harrison said . James Harrison says he'll be cleared like Peyton Manning was in relation to the debunked Al Jazeera America report. (more...)
Roger Federer targets Australian Open comeback Roger Federer targets Australian Open comeback
- August 25, 2016

It is great news for the tournament, who lost Roger Federer to Hopman Cup in 2017, where he will partner Belinda Bencic in the team event. "I'm doing well and I've been training as much as I possibly could to restrengthen my quad and my body to keep it in shape", said Federer, who had surgery on his left knee in February. (more...)
Michigan State extends committment to Champions Classic through 2019 Michigan State extends committment to Champions Classic through 2019
- August 25, 2016

Michigan State and friends are going to keep college basketball's premier early-season event intact for three more years. "You're talking about four blueblood programs playing on a neutral, NCAA Tournament-like stage". 12, 2019 , in Madison Square Garden. This year's sixth edition of the event is slated for November 15 in Madison Square Garden. Kentucky is 3-2 all-time in the event, which includes the memorable 72-40 win over fifth-ranked Kansas in 2014 to spark the beginning of a 31-0 ... (more...)
England beats Pakistan in rain-hit 1st ODI
- August 25, 2016

Alex Hales had been first to go, prodding medium pacer Umar Gul to the diving Mohammad Hafeez at slip in the fifth over for seven. "It will be a very tough series against Pakistan , especially as the recent weather means conditions may suit them more than they suit us initially". (more...)
San Diego Chargers Release Statement On Joey Bosa San Diego Chargers Release Statement On Joey Bosa
- August 25, 2016

Bosa, the No. 3 overall draft pick and the only first-round selection yet to sign, has missed all of training camp, holding out despite a rookie salary structure in place to slot money for new players to the league. But when you're dealing with someone who isn't reasonable, it makes it easy. Bosa seems to be riding his own ship and demanding his own terms. Since 2011, they hadn't even had a top-10 pick. (more...)
American swimmer Lochte apologizes for making up mugging story in Rio American swimmer Lochte apologizes for making up mugging story in Rio
- August 25, 2016

After a day of taking the focus away from the actual Olympics he participated in, Ryan Lochte has issued an apology " for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning " over a fabricated robbery. (more...)
Hart set for City farewell against Steaua
- August 25, 2016

With Claudio Bravo poised to complete a 17 million pounds (US$22 million) move from Barcelona, this could have been Hart's 348th and final City appearance. 'Wow, pigs do fly , ' quipped Hart, aware his 10-year career at City is over because Guardiola doesn't think he is good enough with the ball at his feet. (more...)