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Braves call up elite prospect Ozzie Albies from Triple-A Braves call up elite prospect Ozzie Albies from Triple-A
- August 02, 2017

He has been in and out of the Dodgers' starting rotation and his status no doubt became even more precarious with Monday's acquisition of right-hander Yu Darvish . Sims, 23, was drafted by the Braves in 2012 out of Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. The win extends the Dodgers' latest win streak to nine games - five of them have been one-run decisions including the last three. (more...)
Usain Bolt: Dopers must stop else athletics will die Usain Bolt: Dopers must stop else athletics will die
- August 02, 2017

I have been here a lot of times". "It's go-time, so let's go!" "You have done an awesome job and I want to thank you for all you have done for track and field in the entire world", said Powell, whose world record of 9.74secs Bolt lowered to 9.72secs in 2008. (more...)
Ander Herrera: Barcelona Target Offered New Contract Ander Herrera: Barcelona Target Offered New Contract
- August 02, 2017

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he's back to full fitness after picking up an injury in America. "One thing I have learned is to improve my tactical play, my physical play has changed too and I hope to continue to improve'". (more...)
African Stars Lead Liverpool To Victory Over Bayern
- August 02, 2017

Daniel Sturridge went off injured during Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening after scoring a wonderful goal. Daniel Sturridge almost added a third for Liverpool in the 68th minute, but his low strike sailed inches wide of the upright. (more...)
Liverpool Turn Down €100m Coutinho Offer from Barcelona- According to Reports Liverpool Turn Down €100m Coutinho Offer from Barcelona- According to Reports
- August 02, 2017

Earlier this month, the club rejected a £72-million (S$128.5m) bid for the Brazil global, but that does not appear to have deterred the La Liga club, with speculation growing they will return with an improved offer. "The goal was great and he had a chance just before that". But we had a test with him this morning and he really played well. I haven't missed many sessions here, they're looking after me, we have done triple sessions and things like that. (more...)
Arsenal fans hoping Conte does a Mourinho at Chelsea
- August 02, 2017

The pair worked together when the Chelsea boss was in charge of the Italy national team and Conte has been keen to sign him ever since. Conte was referring to the "special one" being sacked just seven months after guiding the Blues to the league title before they finished the 2015/16 season in 10th place, missing out on European football for the 2016/7 campaign. (more...)
Ex-Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich will join Fox Sports as analyst
- August 02, 2017

He is following Chip Kelly, who is headed to ESPN for their coverage of College Football. Helfrich took over head coaching duties when Kelly accepted a job in the NFL in 2013 and led OR to the annual College Football Playoff Championship appearance in his second season in 2014 with the help from Heisman Trophy QB Marcus Mariota. (more...)
Boss turns crisis into win with LA 2028 deal — IOC Boss turns crisis into win with LA 2028 deal — IOC
- August 02, 2017

It was agreed at last month's Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne that a Tripartite Commission would be formed consisting of representatives from the IOC and both prospective host cities. It's a big win for the U.S. Olympic Committee. The IOC have confirmed that an announcement is due today. L.A. took over as the official US bid for 2024 after Boston withdrew in the face of stiff community opposition. (more...)
Manchester United seal Nemanjic Matic signing from Chelsea Manchester United seal Nemanjic Matic signing from Chelsea
- August 02, 2017

The question on everybody's lips, of course, is how Man United will line up with the 29-year-old in the side. Conte said he felt young players were wrong to lose patience in their search for first-team football and believes they are receiving poor advice from their representatives. (more...)
Sergio Ramos: I hope Neymar leaves Barcelona
- August 02, 2017

It would be a blow for Inter, who have been targeting the 29-year-old Argentine for several weeks now. He has been an instrumental presence in the club's recent trophy hauls, including winning a second historic treble in 2015. Neymar , who was in Shanghai on Monday fulfilling a sponsor's engagement, had also posted a photo on Instagram with the caption in Portuguese: "Lunch at half-way". (more...)
Sturridge suffers thigh injury as Liverpool beat Bayern 3-0
- August 02, 2017

Midfielders Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool's first two goals and forward Daniel Sturridge added a third late on. Bayern themselves were poor and posed little threat to the Liverpool defence. However, the officials belated chose to disallow the goal due to an offside against Adam Lallana , who was stood in front of the goalkeeper as the ball went in. (more...)
Pirates send lefty reliever Tony Watson to Dodgers
- August 02, 2017

The Reds drafted Cingrani in the third round, 114th overall, in 2011. While previously serving as the National League Central ball club's setup man behind current San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon, Watson then encountered a larger role over the course of the last two seasons. (more...)
Mane shines as Liverpool beat Bayern
- August 02, 2017

But who impressed the most for Liverpool? Sturridge lifted the ball over Sven Ulreich to seal the Reds' Audi Cup semi-final victory on Tuesday night, setting up a clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. In the process of doing so, however, it appeared as though the forward injured himself and was in a great deal of discomfort before being subbed off minutes later. (more...)
Judge Strikes Down Pro-Life Alabama Law Requiring Parental Consent for an Abortion Judge Strikes Down Pro-Life Alabama Law Requiring Parental Consent for an Abortion
- August 02, 2017

The laws ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation; impose restrictions regarding the fetal remains that could allow a woman's sexual partner or even her rapist , to effectively block her abortion; expand requirements around reporting a minor's abortion to law enforcement; and require providers to obtain records of a woman's entire history of pregnancy. (more...)
South African referee Jaco Peyper gets nod to officiate at final South African referee Jaco Peyper gets nod to officiate at final
- August 02, 2017

The chief executive of SANZAAR, Andy Marinos , defended the appointments saying the selection criteria for match appointments "follows a clear tournament policy.that such appointments be merit-based regardless of neutrality". Head coach Scott Robertson, who played for the side as a flanker during their glory years is keen for the team to finish 2017 on a high. Peyper handled last weekend's semi-final between the Lions and Hurricanes and drew the ire of New Zealanders for his controversial ... (more...)
NASCAR further limits participation of Cup drivers in lower divisions NASCAR further limits participation of Cup drivers in lower divisions
- August 02, 2017

According to a press release, Friday activities at the raceway will feature four practice sessions for both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 and NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 races. Starting next season, drivers with more than five years of full-time experience in the Cup series will be limited to a maximum of seven races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and five races in the Camping World Truck Series. (more...)
Max Scherzer leaves in 2nd for neck issue after first career homer Max Scherzer leaves in 2nd for neck issue after first career homer
- August 02, 2017

He came out to throw his warm-up pitches, but left the mound, telling manager Dusty Baker, "I can't go". Update: Scherzer reportedly took himself out of the game due to neck spasms, which he says stemmed from sleeping weirdly last night. (more...)
Massimiliano Allegri says Alex Sandro is staying at Juventus Massimiliano Allegri says Alex Sandro is staying at Juventus
- August 02, 2017

Chelsea have reportedly had a €60 million (£54 million) bid for left-back Alex Sandro rejected by Juventus , with the Italian giants said to be demanding in excess of £70 million for the Brazil global. However, just days after that supposed transfer, the Bianconeri had reportedly convinced the 26-year-old to stay after the promise of a new lucrative, long-term contract was made to the Brazil global. (more...)
How to Watch Bayern Munich vs. Liverpool
- August 02, 2017

Speaking after the match, Klopp said: "He hurt his thigh". "The goal was really great, you could see how fast he is. I hope it's nothing serious ". "I'm looking forward to the season and hopefully we can have some success this season as well". Deployed for the very first time together, Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho , Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino delivered an early warning to Premier League clubs with a devastating counter-attacking display. (more...)
McGregor and Malignaggi sparring got 'out of hand' McGregor and Malignaggi sparring got 'out of hand'
- August 02, 2017

They was no messing around. In other words, if Mayweather and McGregor have already signed paperwork stipulating that they would box in 10-ounce gloves, as was indicated during the media tour, they could sign a contract amendment agreeing to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead. (more...)
Robert Kraft: Patriots have 'no more room' for banners Robert Kraft: Patriots have 'no more room' for banners
- August 02, 2017

Anyway, after winning Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXIX and XLIX, New England officially ran out of space for Super Bowl banners. The Patriots' previous four Super Bowl banners are now hanging symmetrically, leaving the Patriots wondering how to arrange an odd number. (more...)
Doug Marrone admits concern after Blake Bortles throws five picks in practice Doug Marrone admits concern after Blake Bortles throws five picks in practice
- August 02, 2017

But maybe Bortles' rough night will convince the team to look around. Here I said " Blake Bortles has not been a good quarterback so far in his career". Albert, a nine-year pro, just retired before ever playing a snap for the Jaguars . There's some good things. Since 2014 the Jaguars line has gotten better in one aspect - sacks allowed. (more...)
Smith stands firm: No Bangladesh tour without new deals Smith stands firm: No Bangladesh tour without new deals
- August 02, 2017

With Bangladesh tour in August, there is a hope that CA will resolve the pay dispute as soon as possible. "It's been a long process". "It's had some hard moments", Smith said. "Some guys have been really vocal on social media". "The way for me to lead in this dispute is to be able to talk to the guys behind the scenes, who are important and who are at the table", he said. (more...)
Sri Lanka recall Thirimanne, Chandimal to return for 2nd Test Sri Lanka recall Thirimanne, Chandimal to return for 2nd Test
- August 02, 2017

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo , left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan has also been added to the squad while seamer Suranga Lakmal has been ruled out due to a back issue. Thirimanne has played 26 Tests so far, scoring 1056 runs with the highest score of 155 not out against Bangladesh at Galle in March 2013. The Indians know the damage that Chandimal can cause -he had cracked a superb 162 to help Sri Lanka pull off a come-from-behind win in Galle over Virat Kohli & Co in the first Test ... (more...)
Hands off Philippe Coutinho, Klopp warns Barcelona
- August 02, 2017

Juve were believed to be readying a bid in the region of £30m for the Germany global, who was allowed an extended pre-season break after winning the Confederations Cup with Die Mannschaft, but Liverpool remain confident of tying Can down to a new long-term contract despite not making much progress during negotiations in recent months. (more...)