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Sri Lanka's Mathews out of remaining limited-overs games vs Australia Sri Lanka's Mathews out of remaining limited-overs games vs Australia
- September 03, 2016

Former Australian cricketer Dan Marsh has called on his country's side to consider George Bailey for selection for next year's tour of India, saying that the Tasmanian batsman has the prowess against spin to suit the recently proposed "horses-for-courses" selection policy. (more...)
3 past champions head US Open lineup 3 past champions head US Open lineup
- September 03, 2016

Djokovic kicked off his campaign in NY with a win over Jerzy Janowicz 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 with the second set showing signs he hasn't had enough preparation after receiving a massive scare at Rio from silver medallist Juan Martin Del Potro. Both Vinci, the 2012 U.S. Open doubles champion, and Wozniacki credited their past success at Flushing Meadows with helping them now. American Jack Sock eliminated 2014 U.S. (more...)
F1: Rosberg wins after chaotic start to Belgian GP F1: Rosberg wins after chaotic start to Belgian GP
- September 03, 2016

Australian Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull completed the podium line-up, finishing behind Rosberg. By lap 19 of the race's 44 laps, Hamilton was in third place. Meanwhile, Hamilton will have company at the back of the grid, with another world champion, Fernando Alonso, also incurring a huge number of engine penalties this weekend. (more...)
Arsenal seal move for Spanish striker Perez Arsenal seal move for Spanish striker Perez
- September 03, 2016

He began his senior career by coming through the academy at Everton before spending two years with Sampdoria in Serie A. Daniel wasn't the only naive Arsenal fan to make an outlandish promise should the 24-year-old centre back join the club, as one fan suggested that if the deal went through he would attend an Arsenal game 'Gary Lineker-style' in his bare trousers. (more...)
Sock reaches fourth round of U.S. Open Sock reaches fourth round of U.S. Open
- September 03, 2016

Cilic, the 2014 champion, was seeded seventh and entered the competition on the back of winning the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he beat world number two Andy Murray in the final. Sock, victor of the 2010 US Open boys' tournament, had been 1-5 in third-round matches at the slams but said he has grown as a player. "Considering the stage of the season, the amount of matches I've played, what I've been through with my body, I think it's actually good to have some days off and ... (more...)
Everton FC 'ended Moussa Sissoko bid to keep James McCarthy'
- September 03, 2016

But Sky Sports presenter Jim White published what he claims to be quotes from Everton's majority backer Moshiri about their pursuit of the France global. "He is very powerful and I think he is a different profile of player for us, so he will give us another option offensively", Lloris told the club's official website . (more...)
Barclays winner Reed stays red-hot in Boston Barclays winner Reed stays red-hot in Boston
- September 03, 2016

Fowler has gotten a better handle on TPC Boston with each successive visit, capped last Labor Day when a 3-under 68 sealed a one-stroke victory - Fowler's third on Tour - over Henrik Stenson. "With how I've been playing, I don't see how I couldn't be in contention every week", he said. "I think that green is designed for a drivable par-4 and it was good the way it was". (more...)
Spurs seal transfer deal for Newcastle star Spurs seal transfer deal for Newcastle star
- September 02, 2016

A medical was booked and a private jet hired to transport the midfielder to Merseyside only for consternation to be provoked at Goodison Park when Sissoko , who had always hankered after Champions League football, failed to board the flight. (more...)
Penn State to honor Joe Paterno ahead of Temple game Penn State to honor Joe Paterno ahead of Temple game
- September 02, 2016

In two weeks, Penn State will honor the late Joe Paterno on the 50th anniversary of his first game as football coach. A sex abuse scandal involving one of Paterno's assistants, Jerry Sandusky, emerged in November 2011 and Paterno was sacked. (more...)
EPL outlay hits US$1.5b in window
- September 02, 2016

Earlier this month, Manchester United registered the most expensive transfer in the football history after they paying up €120 million for Juventus star Paul Pogba. If you thought the closure of the summer transfer window has ended the persistent talk of will they-won't they, then you couldn't be further from the truth, as the free agent merry-go-round fires up to offer clubs a second chance of strengthening their squads. (more...)
Massa Announces He Will Retire With Dedication to Schumacher Massa Announces He Will Retire With Dedication to Schumacher
- September 02, 2016

Massa almost won the world drivers' championship in 2008, but lost out by one point to Lewis Hamilton. In 2009, Felipe Massa suffered a life-threatening vehicle crash during the Hungarian GP, when the suspension spring from Rubens Barrichello's Brawn auto struck the Brazilian driver's helmet. (more...)
Caster Semenya to carry flag for South Africa in closing ceremonies
- September 02, 2016

Later, it was discovered they had high levels of testosterone in their system - either it was fed to them or they weren't women at all. The legality of that rule was challenged by another hyperandrogenic athlete, Indian sprinter Duttee Chand, at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2015. (more...)
NFL Draft Reportedly Will Be Held In Philadelphia NFL Draft Reportedly Will Be Held In Philadelphia
- September 02, 2016

The NFL and the City of Philadelphia held a joint news conference at City Hall to announce the draft would take place in a structure built along Benjamin Franklin Parkway from April 27-29. The NFL Draft is coming to Philadelphia, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter . The last time the city hosted the event was 1960 at the Warwick Hotel. (more...)
West Ham beats Bournemouth 1-0 in 1st game at new home West Ham beats Bournemouth 1-0 in 1st game at new home
- September 01, 2016

I was very impressed by West Ham's fighting spirit. That opened up space at the back and seven minutes later Antonio rose at the far post to head home a beautifully flighted cross from Gokhan Tore. "We just deserved it. If we don't get one, I have lads who are going to fight for West Ham , big time!" "With the week we've had - a disappointing result on Monday, then to go all the way to Romania [for a Europa League play-off tie] and get back at five on Friday morning, then get a win at ... (more...)
Champions Leicester break club record for striker Slimani Champions Leicester break club record for striker Slimani
- September 01, 2016

After winning the Premier League last season, the Foxes will venture into the Champions League for the first time their history. The move looked in doubt after Sporting rejected Leicester's opening offer, but the Foxes came back with an improved bid to land the striker on Tuesday night. (more...)
Antonio Conte hints at more signings
- September 01, 2016

Willian doubled Chelsea's lead with a powerful strike from the angle while Diego Costa squandered a couple of chances as Chelsea (3-0-0) went in two goals up at the break. Manager Sean Dyche will be hoping that his team can show the same goal and industry against the Blues and pull off an upset, which will give them a good standing as they look to embark on their quest to stay up in the league. (more...)
Did SMU make the cut for Big 12 expansion talks? Did SMU make the cut for Big 12 expansion talks?
- September 01, 2016

At the Big 12 media days this summer, the conference made an abrupt change in plan when it announced it was considering expanding by as many as four teams, taking advantage of its television contracts that could net the member schools additional money in the millions. (more...)
Chelsea character delights Conte after comeback success
- September 01, 2016

Earlier, Etienne Capoue scored his second of the campaign in superb fashion to put the hosts ahead at Vicarage Road. Substitute Cesc Fabregas then released Diego Costa with a sublime pass and the striker finished calmly three minutes from the end to seal victory for Antonio Conte's team. (more...)
Mancini leads Endwell, New York, to Little League title game
- September 01, 2016

He also scored what ended up being the decisive run in the fourth inning. Mancini allowed just one hit through 4⅔ innings and his offense came alive in the fourth. "The Mid-Atlantic team is a really good defensive team", South Korean manager Heesu Ji said. Again, Mid-Atlantic team won 2- 1 against the global champs South Korea . (more...)
Joe Hart Will 'Definitely' Be In England Squad Joe Hart Will 'Definitely' Be In England Squad
- September 01, 2016

The hearing came after Westminster magistrate's court had cleared him of the accusation in July of that year. Terry was cleared, but chose to call time on his worldwide career, stating that the English FA had made his position "untenable". (more...)
Serena Williams seeking more history at US Open on Tuesday
- September 01, 2016

Playing compatriot and wildcard Vania King for a spot in the third round , the World No.1 enjoyed a strong start to her US Open campaign; a win here would not only earn her a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title - surpassing Stefanie Graf - but guarantee that she would surpass Graf's record for most consecutive weeks atop the WTA rankings. (more...)
Wayne Rooney says Marcus Rashford can develop with England Under-21 squad Wayne Rooney says Marcus Rashford can develop with England Under-21 squad
- August 31, 2016

There were some questions about whether new England manager Sam Allardyce would even call Rooney up, but the captain has made the team for Allardyce's first match in charge this week. New United manager Jose Mourinho has returned Rooney to the No. 10 role behind the striker, and Allardyce also thinks that's his best position. Rooney, who will be 32 by the time the 2018 World Cup comes up, was quoted by The Guardian as saying, "Realistically, I know myself that Russian Federation will ... (more...)
With score evened, McGregor wants Diaz in lightweight match
- August 31, 2016

But the ground work laid by McGregor in the first few rounds proved too much for Diaz to overcome. McGregor edged out Diaz with a majority decision victory and successfully got the win that he was longing for. "There's just another level to him, that toughness and durability that he has crept back in the later rounds", McGregor (20-3) said. As expected, he was able to cut Diaz, and Diaz was affected by blood in the eyes throughout the second half of the fight. (more...)
Mets 2B Cabrera leaves with sore left knee
- August 31, 2016

Cesar Hernandez added a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1. Velasquez allowed five hits in five innings while striking out seven. The NY offense is hitting on all cylinders and has scored 31 runs in winning its last three games. Flores started the top of the second inning at third base, while Jose Reyes moved to shortstop. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been at the forefront of the Mets' attack, going 11-for-21 with three homers and eight RBIs during a five-game hitting streak. (more...)
Antonio relieved to make amends with win
- August 31, 2016

To get the first three points as early as possible is always important. Hammers' sporadic threats came mostly from Gokhan Tore, who curled over from the edge of the penalty area, then smashed a free-kick into the Bournemouth wall. West Ham have apologised after fans were forced to stand up for the duration of the win over Bournemouth due to missing seats at the London Stadium . (more...)