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Man Utd v FC Basel: Hosts set to make thrilling winning start
- September 13, 2017

Basel will look to exploit a potential weakness at center back for United, with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly — the starting combination in the Premier League — both suspended. The English Premier League has become perhaps the most attractive of the European leagues in recent years, with numerous most famous managers and players joining the ranks and boosting the competition's image. (more...)
Terrorist attack police party, one cop killed Terrorist attack police party, one cop killed
- September 11, 2017

The Home Minister is likely to attend a comprehensive security review meeting with Mehbooba Mufti and the top brass of the Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday. The Congress team has come to assess the ground situation and to see what the ruling coalition has achieved and what it has lost in the past almost three years, he said. (more...)
Milwaukee Brewers ace Jimmy Nelson suffers season-ending injury Milwaukee Brewers ace Jimmy Nelson suffers season-ending injury
- September 10, 2017

Thirteen of the Cubs' final 21 games are against the Brewers and Cardinals . The Brewers remian 3 back in the wild card race. Instead of going with rookie Brandon Woodruff on the hill, the Brewers made a decision to give Matt Garza another shot and it backfired. (more...)
Manchester City owners consider legal action over 'financial doping' comments Manchester City owners consider legal action over 'financial doping' comments
- September 07, 2017

PSG , also under the ownership of wealthy Middle-Eastern backers, have themselves taken transfer spending to a new level this summer as they paid £198m for Brazilian forward Neymar and agreed to hand over £166m to sign Kylian Mbappe permanently next year. (more...)
In Both AP And Coaches Polls In Both AP And Coaches Polls
- September 07, 2017

Once again, the only Group of Five team in the Top 25 is USF, which dropped from No. 19 to No. 21. UF and Florida State, which is ninth, are the only teams in the coaches' poll with a loss. 25. MI is one of four Big Ten schools ranked in each poll. The Big Ten remains well represented near the top of the polls. Ohio State is No. 2 in both, Penn State moved up to No. (more...)
Triple H On How WWE Influenced McGregor vs Mayweather Triple H On How WWE Influenced McGregor vs Mayweather
- September 05, 2017

Paddy Power alone would have had to pay out no less than £10 million. And that presents an interesting question for McGregor regarding whether to fight in the ring or the octagon next time out? It should be noted that Rogan has made it clear that he is actually on board for a McGregor-Malignaggi boxing match. (more...)
This was Ireland's worst performance - O'Neill This was Ireland's worst performance - O'Neill
- September 04, 2017

The home side's share of possession was 69 per cent. Despite boasting eight Premier League players in their starting line-up, the Republic played like global novices. "It's a disappointing point with the chances we had although we didn't dominate the possession and sat back". The aimless play from Ireland continued in the second half, saved from further punishment from a tiring Georgian side, the two full backs aside. (more...)
Copy-Kluber's 8 innings lead Indians past Tigers Copy-Kluber's 8 innings lead Indians past Tigers
- September 04, 2017

All three were serving the first game of suspensions stemming from an August 24 brawl with the New York Yankees. Rivera, Rizzo, Baez and Heyward finished with two hits apiece. Roberto Perez had two hits including a homer and three RBI for the Tribe. Francisco Lindor hit a 431-foot home run off him in the sixth. They took a 11/2-game lead for the second AL wild-card spot into the night. (more...)
Bangladesh opt to bat in Chittagong Test Bangladesh opt to bat in Chittagong Test
- September 04, 2017

Even a win in Chittagong can not prevent them from falling to number five in the ICC rankings and a 2-0 series loss will drop them to sixth. "But the Australia team are very strong and they will come back hard". It may also be Mominul's replacement at number three, Imrul Kayes, who makes way. That would pave the way for Steve O'Keefe to play as a third spinner and replace Hazlewood ahead of paceman Jackson Bird. (more...)
Texas loses to Maryland in Tom Herman's debut Texas loses to Maryland in Tom Herman's debut
- September 03, 2017

There were missed opportunities on offense, there were defensive issues stopping runs up the middle, the secondary gave up chunk plays, there were costly penalties and there was a general malaise of not being able to sustain drives. They each ran for a first down. In Tampa, Fla., Quinton Flowers threw for 186 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns to help South Florida shrug off a slow start. (more...)
USC avoids scare in season opener with win over Western Michigan USC avoids scare in season opener with win over Western Michigan
- September 03, 2017

Jake Olson , who has been blind since age 12 according to the Pac-12 Network, snapped the ball for the first time in a live game on Saturday when USC beat Western Michigan 49-31. The offensive line continuously let Sam Darnold get pressured and gave up two sacks (that's two more than a very good Penn St. defense got in the Rose Bowl), was called for several penalties, and struggled with consistency in the run game. (more...)
Transfer: PSG Grabs Mbappe Transfer: PSG Grabs Mbappe
- September 02, 2017

The France worldwide, who was linked with many of Europe's top clubs during the transfer window, including Barcelona , is PSG's fourth signing of the window after Neymar and defenders Yuri Berchiche and Dani Alves. But PSG were at least trying to work within the FFP system when they structured Mbappe's deal to begin with an initial loan, which could allow the club time to balance their books. (more...)
Liverpool legend backs their new signing Liverpool legend backs their new signing
- September 02, 2017

Doubts still surround Oxlade-Chamberlain on whether he will play in his desired central midfield role, as he looks to build his career after a stuttering time at the Gunners - only nine goals scored in his six years at Arsenal . The player thanked them and the coaches at the Emirates but felt he was ready to move on to the next stage of his development. The 19 year old is looking to gain some first team experience, who is yet to make his debut for Arsenal . (more...)
Alexis Sanchez stays but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves Arsenal Alexis Sanchez stays but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves Arsenal
- September 02, 2017

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has attempted to explain why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ended up leaving Arsenal after his deadline day transfer to Anfield . In addition, Adam Lallana and Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho are still to return from injury and Carragher, while agreeing the 24-year-old adds depth, can not see him getting into the team in that spot. (more...)
Venus Williams kicks off US Open with thrilling win Venus Williams kicks off US Open with thrilling win
- September 01, 2017

Nadal, back on top of the world rankings for the first time in three years, will be seeking his 16th Grand Slam Crown, while Federer, the five-time US Open champion is bidding for a 20th major and third Grand Slam title of the year. But things happen. That's why we play the match, because you have to win the match. She said she was unaware of that possibility. She was up a set, plus a break in the second at 2-0, when she faltered. (more...)
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round
- September 01, 2017

Babos retrieved an early break in the second and then had two chances to open up a 4-2 lead. Babos reacted with a loud yell. One thing that has made the road back to the Open less tough, Sharapova said, is the encouragement from fans who backed her during her doping troubles. (more...)
Packers to sign LB Brooks Packers to sign LB Brooks
- August 31, 2017

Luckily, Brooks was available to save the day. Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks is signing with the Green Bay Packers , with whom he visited this week. The addition of Brooks should also allow the Packers to keep Biegel on the PUP list to start the regular season. They already have enough depth at outside linebacker. (more...)
US Open 2017: Defending champion Angelique Kerber upset by Naomi Osaka US Open 2017: Defending champion Angelique Kerber upset by Naomi Osaka
- August 30, 2017

Kerber reclaimed it and lost it several times but there were serious concerns over her form going into the US Open and Osaka was merciless in exposing the her weaknesses. "I felt a little bit nervous walking on this court, especially after previous year and the memories I have here", said Pliskova, whose progression to the second round was only briefly halted by the roof on Arthur Ashe stadium being closed. (more...)
Halep ready for Sharapova battle
- August 28, 2017

Sharapova hasn't gotten much sympathy for the French snub. In the past, she's been a little fragile mentally, but at the same time, on paper, you'd have to pick her. Kerber beat Pliskova in last year's final in NY to reach No. 1. That's how I feel. Fernandez doesn't expect Sharapova to prevail. She had a tough draw in Washington as she had to face Sloane Stephens in the first round. (more...)
Spencer Ware has torn PCL, expected to miss season Spencer Ware has torn PCL, expected to miss season
- August 28, 2017

Not only does Hunt have an National Football League frame and well-rounded skill set, his most impressive trait might be his ball security. He damaged those and, at this point in time, our medical staff believes that he needs season-ending surgery to correct that problem. (more...)
Vettel 'not happy' with Friday performance Vettel 'not happy' with Friday performance
- August 26, 2017

The three were 0.7secs clear of the field, Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo in fourth and fifth. Britain and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton . "It came to a point in Silverstone when Lewis said: 'I'm going to pull him along with me.' It's just an underlying respect for the other individual and the other race driver ". (more...)
Fantasy Cricket: TFG Pundit tips for 2nd Test England v West Indies Fantasy Cricket: TFG Pundit tips for 2nd Test England v West Indies
- August 25, 2017

West Indies captain Jason Holder said increased patience with the ball and greater fight with the bat were the keys to his side's chances of an improved showing in the second Test against England at Headingley. And the skipper expects a strong West Indies response after heavy criticism of their performance in Birmingham. Bairstow backed the team to score runs in Leeds. (more...)
Beckham Jr, Marshall Both Injured in Giants' preseason tilt with Cleveland Beckham Jr, Marshall Both Injured in Giants' preseason tilt with Cleveland
- August 24, 2017

X-rays on the ankle were negative. Beckham is undergoing additional tests on Tuesday. Beckham, one of the game's most popular players, could land a record-breaking wideout contract topping $100 million. The Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman tweeted on Tuesday that if the league locks out players as it did in 2011, or overlooks the health risks to players, then "they have signaled that they are not anxious about the game in 20-30 years". (more...)
Patriots Thank Trump for White House Visit With Super Bowl Ring Patriots Thank Trump for White House Visit With Super Bowl Ring
- August 23, 2017

Curran. The team gave the president a jersey and a helmet, which are the normal gifts a president receives when a team visits the White House. Kraft is a longtime friend of Trump, the newspaper noted. Team spokesman Stacey James told USA Today that Kraft felt the Patriots' most recent White House trip was the best one they've experienced. 'They've been friends for years. (more...)
Pala to show Mayweather-McGregor fight free Pala to show Mayweather-McGregor fight free
- August 22, 2017

United Kingdom radio listeners will be able to hear live commentary of Floyd Mayweather's fight against Conor McGregor from Las Vegas on Saturday on BBC Radio 5 live. Like I said, I'm facing the god of boxing at the moment. I don't expect either one of them to get into any physical altercation. We'll see what shape they are in, and above all, they go head to head, face to face, nose to nose for a final time before fight night. (more...)
Los Angeles Dodgers pluck Curtis Granderson from Mets Los Angeles Dodgers pluck Curtis Granderson from Mets
- August 22, 2017

Acquiring another outfielder wasn't exactly a pressing need for the red-hot Dodgers, who already boast a rock-solid, four-man outfield rotation in left fielders Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor , center fielder Joc Pederson and right fielder Yasiel Puig . (more...)
Dodgers' Yu Darvish pulled as precaution due to tightness in back Dodgers' Yu Darvish pulled as precaution due to tightness in back
- August 18, 2017

Rodon missed most of the first half of the season with left biceps bursitis but has returned to form over his last three starts, allowing a total of five runs over 22 1/3 innings. "I told him, 'I feel something in my back, ' and he said, 'We need you really bad in six weeks.' "I was getting tight, so I talked to Doc (manager Dave Roberts ), and he just said, 'Let's play it safe.'" Darvish gave up three runs and eight hits in his six innings". (more...)
Diego Costa claims Chelsea team-mates still back him despite Antonio Conte's verdict
- August 16, 2017

Diego Costa has been a crucial cog in Chelsea's run to a pair of Premier League titles over the last three seasons, but his relationship with the club seems to have soured. Since receiving a text from Conte while on worldwide duty earlier this summer, Costa has pushed for a move back to Atletico . I didn't want to leave. (more...)
Iran parliament increases missile funds in response to USA sanctions Iran parliament increases missile funds in response to USA sanctions
- August 14, 2017

Iranian lawmakers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the new USA sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The Iranian parliament voted Sunday for allocating $520 million on the development of its own missile program in response to U.S. (more...)
Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships
- August 13, 2017

Claiming to have been exhausted after his 10,000m efforts and 5,000m heats, he added: "Tactically, I was trying to cover every move". Momentarily, it looked like Farah might not even take a medal. Farah and his team-mate Andrew Butchart had tried to break up the field with 600 metres to go in a race that had been run at generally a very slow pace. (more...)
Liverpool's owners: Coutinho is not for sale
- August 13, 2017

It's getting to the stage where if he doesn't want to be here, no player is bigger than Liverpool . Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has repeatedly said the club will not be selling the 25-year-old Coutinho , who has become a key player for the Premier League team and Brazil in recent years. (more...)
Rafa Benitez 'unhappy' with Newcastle's transfer window Rafa Benitez 'unhappy' with Newcastle's transfer window
- August 11, 2017

Rafa Benitez says he's "not happy" after Newcastle United missed out on several transfer targets. "The team spirit's quite good, and hopefully we replicate that this season". "We are now trying to work in different directions". If Newcastle are to continue their pursuit of Perez then they will face competition from his former club Deportivo La Coruna . (more...)
Patriots become first National Football League team to have own planes
- August 09, 2017

The New England Patriots have purchased two airplanes to become the first National Football League team to own their own planes to fly to games, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions. The New England Patriots set a new bar for National Football League luxury when they became the team to first purchase their own airplane . (more...)
Olympic champion Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79 Olympic champion Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79
- August 08, 2017

During her career, she set world records at 60m, 100 yards, 200m, 220 yards and 440 yards, and remains the only Olympian to have won gold in all sprint events. Cuthbert was the first Australian to be inducted into the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame upon its creation in 2012 alongside Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens and others. (more...)
Michael Owen predicts Liverpool v Hoffenheim Champions League tie Michael Owen predicts Liverpool v Hoffenheim Champions League tie
- August 07, 2017

Jurgen Klopp will not be taking Liverpool's Champions League participation for granted after they were drawn to face Hoffenheim in the play-off round, which the German claims to have predicted. Michael Owen has ruled out Philippe Coutinho swapping Liverpool for Barcelona this summer. There is a real lack of big-game experience in European competition or even global level which could cause Hoffenheim some troubles in their first continental campaign. (more...)