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Mbappe opens account on PSG debut in facile win over Metz Mbappe opens account on PSG debut in facile win over Metz
- September 09, 2017

The world's most expensive player fired a low shot for his fourth league goal. Mbappe was handed a starting spot on his debut after joining from Monaco on a season-long loan, with an option to buy for a fee that could reach 180 million euros ($216.5m). (more...)
National Football League legal insider says decision is 'a home run' for Ezekiel Elliot National Football League legal insider says decision is 'a home run' for Ezekiel Elliot
- September 09, 2017

While the Dallas Cowboys running back was hit with a six-game suspension due to allegations of domestic violence, Elliott immediately turned to the courts after he and the NFLPA felt there were enough improper aspects to his disciplinary hearing that the legal system might vacate his suspension . (more...)
Hurricane Irma: MLB moving Yankees-Rays series from Tropicana to Citi Field Hurricane Irma: MLB moving Yankees-Rays series from Tropicana to Citi Field
- September 09, 2017

The latest projections predict that Irma, now a potentially catastrophic storm with 150 miles per hour maximum sustained winds as it bears down on the northern coast of Cuba on Friday, will make landfall near Miami take a path straight up the spine of the Florida peninsula, which would still affect the Gulf Coast, where the Rays call home in St. (more...)
England v West Indies: Jimmy Anderson joins 500 wickets club England v West Indies: Jimmy Anderson joins 500 wickets club
- September 09, 2017

Anderson surpassed 500 Test wickets on day two. Collymore, a fellow Barbadian, played several seasons of county cricket in England (he represented Warwickshire, Sussex and, most memorably, Middlesex) alongside his global career and was therefore well-placed to offer his advice to Roach. (more...)
Kevin Sumlin's Wife Posts Racist Letter Sent To Family's House Kevin Sumlin's Wife Posts Racist Letter Sent To Family's House
- September 09, 2017

Sumlin's job was thought by most to be in some degree of jeopardy coming into the 2017 season, but the hate directed at him and his family by the sender only fearless enough to use the harshest of racist language without putting his or her name to it, registers on an altogether different spectrum. (more...)
Storm survive serious scare from energetic Eels, confirm home prelim Storm survive serious scare from energetic Eels, confirm home prelim
- September 09, 2017

Three tries apiece gives a fair indication of the close nature of the game yet there was something a little special about the performance of the Storm in the second half. Crowd: 22,626. Half-time: Eels 10-8. A penalty to the man of the moment Cam Smith then put the Storm up by eight and would ultimately prove a match victor, Parramatta hitting back through Semi Radradra in the 66th minute. (more...)
Jaylon Smith 'Likely To Start' In NFL Debut For Cowboys vs. Giants Jaylon Smith 'Likely To Start' In NFL Debut For Cowboys vs. Giants
- September 09, 2017

Meanwhile, the Giants will also be facing quarterback Dak Prescott , the 2016 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Giants have not won the NFC East since their Super Bowl XLVI run, while there has not been a repeat division champion since the Eagles from 2001-2004. (more...)
Paul Ince slams West Ham United board Paul Ince slams West Ham United board
- September 09, 2017

I'm not a popular name round there but it's part of football, it's one of those things. What I know is West Ham spoke to Sporting Lisbon and told them we wanted the player. William Carvalho was widely expected to move to English Premier League in the summer, but the Lions ultimately failed to receive a suitable proposal. (more...)
Tony Pulis: Kieran Gibbs is a Rolls Royce type of player Tony Pulis: Kieran Gibbs is a Rolls Royce type of player
- September 09, 2017

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has stated that Jonny Evans was unfazed by the speculation surrounding his future at the club. "The big decision this week is Grzegorz and Kieran", said Pulis. "I need to speak to the medical people about them, just on the basis of where they are at the moment [whether] to throw them straight into a Premier League squad, whether that's the right thing to do or not". (more...)
Vincent Janssen set to join Fenerbahce on loan from Tottenham Hotspur Vincent Janssen set to join Fenerbahce on loan from Tottenham Hotspur
- September 09, 2017

This deal can be summed up as a case of a turkey moving to Turkey! The Netherlands worldwide was omitted from Spurs' 21-man Champions League squad this week but on Thursday manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted he had a future at the club, saying: "That is about numbers". (more...)
Conte On Hazard Return, Drinkwater, Zappacosta Ahead Of Leicester Vs Chelsea Conte On Hazard Return, Drinkwater, Zappacosta Ahead Of Leicester Vs Chelsea
- September 09, 2017

If a player has great desire to play for a great club, he signs. He still adjusted and excelled, though, and there is probably no one better at doing that - at tailoring the "suit" for his squad, as he puts it - than any other manager in the Premier League . (more...)
New Tottenham man doubtful for Everton trip, four Spurs men definitely out New Tottenham man doubtful for Everton trip, four Spurs men definitely out
- September 09, 2017

Davy Klaassen (foot) is a minor doubt and Ross Barkley (thigh) remains on the long-term absentee list. Everton will mark the 125th anniversary of Goodison Park when my old club, Tottenham Hotspur , visit Merseyside for what will be another major test of our top-six credentials. (more...)
McDermott: McCoy practiced after getting ill McDermott: McCoy practiced after getting ill
- September 09, 2017

After suffering a concussion two weeks ago in the team's third preseason game in Baltimore, the team's starting QB has been in the concussion protocol. The play referenced: McCoy took an inside handoff on a first down. "Since I've been here, we've had a lot of talent, we just have to get over that point, as far as winning and getting to the playoffs". (more...)
Ricardo Louis meets with Browns owners, police chief after anthem protest Ricardo Louis meets with Browns owners, police chief after anthem protest
- September 09, 2017

A group of Cleveland Browns players, including Auburn alumnus Ricardo Louis , have met with the NFL team's owners and the city's police chief in followup efforts to a national-anthem protest. The players and public safety officials also will stand together during the national anthem, and the players said they've asked the Haslam family, the team's owners, to stand with them too. (more...)
Eric Berry suffers ruptured Achilles, Andy Reid confirms Eric Berry suffers ruptured Achilles, Andy Reid confirms
- September 09, 2017

Berry had 77 total tackles and 4 interceptions previous year and was named to his fifth Pro Bowl. Berry was standing on the sideline at game's end. The Chiefs are deep at safety, though. The Chiefs played much of the game against New England with dime secondary looks playing Berry , Ron Parker and Daniel Sorensen on the field at the same time. (more...)
McGrady, Lobo, Self and McGraw headline Hall of Fame class McGrady, Lobo, Self and McGraw headline Hall of Fame class
- September 09, 2017

McGrady and the Orlando Magic blew a 3-1 lead against the Detroit Pistons in 2003. "I am truly humbled. I'm grateful and proud to be in the class of 2017". And I guess maybe that's his curse, although he seems quite okay with it given this excellent piece by Jonathan Feigen in the Chronicle this week and if he's not going to have any regrets about how his career unfolded, maybe we shouldn't either. (more...)
Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview
- September 09, 2017

Kompany's influence at the back is highlighted by the difference in results; City have lost only 10% of games with him in the side, but when he has not featured that figure has moved up to 18%. "We are happy to have him, and we still want to help him in his development". "He could have played 15, 20 minutes again in the City game - maybe longer - but I think really it makes sense [to leave him out]". (more...)
Kershaw Takes Loss as Rockies Rock Dodgers 9-1 Thursday Kershaw Takes Loss as Rockies Rock Dodgers 9-1 Thursday
- September 09, 2017

The Dodgers have lost 10 1/2 games off their National League West lead in 12 days, but they still have a 10 1/2-game lead with just over three weeks remaining. It have him 15 home runs on the road, to go along with 16 at home. The Dodgers got their only run against the right-hander when Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig hit doubles in the fourth inning. (more...)
Lukaku: I can cope with United pressure Lukaku: I can cope with United pressure
- September 09, 2017

Manchester United striker Romeul Lukaku insists he can handle the pressure of leading the club's frontline this season. So it should come as no surprise that the former Sweden captain should take to social media to announce his impending return to Manchester United's squad with his trademark level of audacity. (more...)
Braves play 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' during Marlins game Braves play 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' during Marlins game
- September 09, 2017

Apparently many people were offended by the song choice, especially given the opponent, as Florida prepares to face Hurricane Irma, ravaging the Caribbean and leaving devastation in its wake. The offer also is open to residents of Georgia and SC counties under mandatory evacuation orders . With maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour, Irma is considered one of the strongest hurricanes on record, and is now ravaging Caribbean islands as it travels west toward Florida. (more...)
Former Eagle Jon Dorenbos to undergo immediate heart surgery Former Eagle Jon Dorenbos to undergo immediate heart surgery
- September 09, 2017

Symptoms may have increased in the past weeks or month, leading to this surgery development. Payton said a Saints doctor discovered Dorenbos' pre-existing condition during a physical, while Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he was unaware of the situation at a Friday morning news conference. (more...)
Patience pays off as Anderson blasts through US Open door Patience pays off as Anderson blasts through US Open door
- September 09, 2017

He hit 14 unforced errors including a backhand that sailed long to hand the composed Carreno Busta a rare break to go up 4-3 in the first set. Nadal leads their head-to-head series 8-5, but del Potro won their most recent matchup, on a hard court at the Rio Olympics a year ago. (more...)
Nadal and Del Potro ready to deliver semis fireworks Nadal and Del Potro ready to deliver semis fireworks
- September 09, 2017

When the final major of the season is in the books, Anderson will be ranked No. 15 at worst. They've gone head-to-head 12 times at the other three Slams - three times at Wimbledon , four at the Australian Open and five times at Roland Garros. (more...)
Canucks ink Bo Horvat to six-year contract extension Canucks ink Bo Horvat to six-year contract extension
- September 09, 2017

Horvat's new deal, which kicks in immediately, has an average annual value of $5,500,000, making him the fourth-highest paid player on the team behind the Sedin twins and winger Loui Eriksson. If he wasn't already, the new contract makes Horvat the face of a Canucks' rebuild that also includes forwards Sven Baertschi and Markus Granlund , defencemen Ben Hutton and Troy Stecher , and prospects Brock Boeser , Olli Juolevi, Thatcher Demko, Jonathan Dahlen and Nikolay Goldobin, among others. (more...)
Eves' coach Marijne to manage men's team Eves' coach Marijne to manage men's team
- September 09, 2017

Five months after he steered the junior men's team to a historic World Cup title in December a year ago, he was unceremoniously replaced and former India captain Jude Felix was appointed the junior men's coach. But the Dutchman made a U-turn on Friday when he tweeted that he is "excited and proud to take this role". Holland's Sjoerd Marijne has taken over as the head coach of the India men's hockey team following the sacking of fellow Dutchman Roelant Oltmans. (more...)