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Liverpool's Katarina Johnson-Thompson on verge of missing out on medals Liverpool's Katarina Johnson-Thompson on verge of missing out on medals
- August 07, 2017

Though she threw a season-best 41.72m in her javelin round, a huge 55m throw from Dutch rival Anouk Vetter saw her climb into the medal mix. Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam and strong favourite stayed true to pre-World Championships expectations to clinch a gold medal while Germany's Carolin Schafer and Holland's Vetter grabbed silver and bronze respectively. (more...)
Mets' Noah Syndergaard Slays Dothraki ... in Epic 'GOT' Cameo Mets' Noah Syndergaard Slays Dothraki ... in Epic 'GOT' Cameo
- August 07, 2017

He fired off some amusing tweets Sunday night about his cameo. Syndergaard appeared as a Lannister soldier in the climatic battle scene (which led to a fire-breathing cliffhanger), and of course, he got a chance to show off his arm. Syndergaard traveled to Spain this winter to film the cameo, which he has been teasing since last off-season. Syndergaard, who partially tore his lat muscle during an April start, had teased his Game of Thrones cameo earlier this year. (more...)
Josep Maria Bartomeu on Neymar: No one is above Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu on Neymar: No one is above Barcelona
- August 07, 2017

Losing Neymar , who scored 105 goals in 186 games for Barcelona across all competitions during his four years at the club, is undoubtedly a significant blow for Ernesto Valverde's side and the new manager must act quickly to bring in a replacement with the closure of the transfer window drawing ever closer. (more...)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah undergoing medical at Crystal Palace Timothy Fosu-Mensah undergoing medical at Crystal Palace
- August 07, 2017

He said: "If the manager wants me to play centre-back I will play there". The Manchester United star will complete his medical on Monday ahead of the proposed loan move. He will be their third signing of the summer following the captures of Jairo Riedewald and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He is set to sign a season-long loan deal at Selhurst Park and could be a Palace player in time to make his debut against Huddersfield on Saturday. (more...)
Jorge Mendes urges Chelsea star to make summer move
- August 07, 2017

He will fill the void left by Diego Costa who was told by Conte that he no longer had a place at Chelsea after a row at the start of 2017. Mendes has supposedly reminded Costa that he needs to find regular football this season or risk missing out on a place in the Spain team for the World Cup next summer - so sitting in the stands at Atletico for six months is not an option. (more...)
Amit Shah to come on 3-day Odisha visit in September Amit Shah to come on 3-day Odisha visit in September
- August 07, 2017

The elections are slated to be held on August 8. Ramesh listed out the number of times the Congress has faced "electoral crisis", but admitted that that the party has never been in such a bad shape. "We are sending boxes of bangles, which we have collected from our homes, to Prime Minister Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and the persons who threw stones at our leader's auto", Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president Pratima Coutinho told reporters here on Saturday. (more...)
European Central Bank deny South Africa approach for Gibson European Central Bank deny South Africa approach for Gibson
- August 07, 2017

Although nothing official will be announced until the end of the Manchester Test, England's assistant coach Paul Farbrace appeared to inadvertently confirm Gibson's move after the first day's play at Old Trafford. "Ottis is someone who has obviously had a lot of global experience", added Farbrace. "We've obviously heard the news tonight, but I promise you we've had nothing official". (more...)
Alberto Contador to call time on cycling career after Vuelta Alberto Contador to call time on cycling career after Vuelta
- August 07, 2017

It's a decision that I have thought about very well and I don't think that there is a better farewell than in a home race in my own country. "I'm sure it will be a great three weeks, enjoying all your affection, and I'm eager that they come". (more...)
Arsene Wenger admits potential 'mistake' in delaying Arsenal talks Arsene Wenger admits potential 'mistake' in delaying Arsenal talks
- August 07, 2017

Speaking after the game Wenger said: "I'm very happy because the quality of the game was very good and so was the intensity. He is normally a wing-back, full-back but he can as well play as a centre-back", Wenger said. And Lacazette, who started ahead of Olivier Giroud, nearly marked such an occasion with a goal but his first-half effort cannonned off the post, before he was replaced on 66 minutes. (more...)
European Central Bank tightlipped on SA approach for Gibson European Central Bank tightlipped on SA approach for Gibson
- August 07, 2017

James Anderson would like to be considered for the position of England fast bowling coach if Ottis Gibson takes the No 1 job with South Africa . With Russell Domingo's current deal to lead the Proteas running out at the end of the current series against England, the highly-regarded Gibson has emerged as the front-runner to take over. (more...)
Man United Now Reportedly Targeting Barcelona Midfielder Sergi Roberto Man United Now Reportedly Targeting Barcelona Midfielder Sergi Roberto
- August 07, 2017

Roberto has been with Barca his entire career having come through the La Masia youth academy and he's gone on to make over 150 appearances for the first team since breaking in to the side in 2013. Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to sign Barcelona superstar Sergi Roberto , and the deal could be completed before the start of the 2017/18 Premier League season. (more...)
Everton Manager Koeman Confirms Sigurdsson Deal Is 'Close' Everton Manager Koeman Confirms Sigurdsson Deal Is 'Close'
- August 07, 2017

Asked about a return for Wilfried Bony, Clement said: "I have seen that name linked, but until we get the current situation organised, then nothing's going to happen". "I was happy with the performance today". However, with the season now less than a week away, Koeman has claimed that a deal for Sigurdsson is "close" and that he wants to bring in three more players this summer. (more...)
Real Madrid vs. Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup Real Madrid vs. Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup
- August 07, 2017

His achievements at the Santiago Bernabeu were overshadowed, however, by his falling out with key dressing room figures such as Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas as well as confrontations with referees and opponents plus a failure to win the Champions League, as Real lost in the semi finals each year. (more...)
Lucas di Grassi et Renault champions — Formule E
- August 07, 2017

Par contre, son équipe Renault e.Dams doit tenter de réparer le bolide avant la course , en fin d'après-midi. La tâche de remonter sur Lucas di Grassi était quasiment impossible pour Sébastien Buemi. La dernière course de l'année a été remportée par un Français, Jean-Eric Vergne, pilote de Techeetah, une écurie chinoise. Débarqué à Montréal avec 10 points d'avance au classement, Buemi a connu un séjour cauchemardesque. (more...)
Everton 'plan £30m Danny Welbeck bid if Olivier Giroud move falls through' Everton 'plan £30m Danny Welbeck bid if Olivier Giroud move falls through'
- August 07, 2017

And the Sunday Mirror claim Giroud's strike partner Welbeck is on Everton's radar. The Toffees fans might have something to say about such a move, but one man who will surely back the transfer is his former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney . (more...)
Ex-Phillies Catcher Darren Daulton Dead at 55 After Brain Cancer Battle Ex-Phillies Catcher Darren Daulton Dead at 55 After Brain Cancer Battle
- August 07, 2017

Daulton finished seventh in MVP voting in 1993 and helped propel the Phillies to the World Series, where they lost in six games to the Toronto Blue Jays . The Phillies drafted Daulton in the 25th round of the 1980 MLB Draft. 'In addition to being an outstanding clubhouse leader, he was also a fighter. (more...)
Pakistani president swears in members of new Cabinet Pakistani president swears in members of new Cabinet
- August 07, 2017

They described the former prime minister as a popular leader of the country who had the ability and vision to keep the nation united and ensure make Pakistan a developed country among the comity of nations, and his disqualification as an insult to the office of the prime minister. (more...)
Coutinho: Barcelona close in on ace as Liverpool target Lanzini Coutinho: Barcelona close in on ace as Liverpool target Lanzini
- August 07, 2017

Barcelona have been after Coutinho for a while, and had seen multiple bids rejected by Liverpool . However, speculation over Coutinho's future remains, fuelled by his absence from Klopp's travelling squad for Saturday's 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao to round off pre-season. (more...)
Matsuyama makes history on his way to Bridgestone Invitational win Matsuyama makes history on his way to Bridgestone Invitational win
- August 07, 2017

McIlroy, who is still searching for his first win this year, will head to Quail Hollow next week for the PGA Championship. Matsuyama, the first player from Asia to win one of golf's elite WGC titles, added the Bridgestone trophy to the HSBC Champions crown he claimed in October. (more...)
Matsuyama shoots 61, romps to five-stroke victory at Bridgestone Matsuyama shoots 61, romps to five-stroke victory at Bridgestone
- August 07, 2017

It was Matsuyama's second World Golf Championships victory, after the HSBC Champions in Shanghai previous year. Because he went to his home in Sendai, Japan, (Matsuyama also has a home near Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida) last week, he arrived in Akron with modest expectations. (more...)
Chelsea - Arsenal: how and where to watch
- August 07, 2017

All four of Arsenal's spot-kicks, on the other hand, were excellent, and they will hope to build some momentum at the start of the new season having picked up the first piece of silverware of the campaign. Chelsea begin the defence of their Premier League title next Saturday when they host Burnley, and that's going to be our feature game on Premier League Live with Sky Sports. (more...)
England bowling coach Ottis Gibson favourite for South Africa head coach job
- August 07, 2017

Assistant coach Paul Farbrace said: "We've heard the news but I promise you we have had nothing official. It's hopefully all being left now until the end of the series". Domingo confirmed he had put himself in contention and had been interviewed but Lions' coach Geoffrey Toyana was thought to be the front-runner, having had success at domestic level. (more...)
New York Yankees thrilled to get split with Cleveland Indians New York Yankees thrilled to get split with Cleveland Indians
- August 07, 2017

In his career, he has started three games against the Yankees and is 1-1 with a 5.60 ERA. "He had to face a left-handed knuckleballer". Although Kipnis is back, so far he's having the worst season of his six-year major league career. "We're going to use common sense". Sunday's pitching matchup will be a pair of right-handers who are having good seasons, Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco (10-4, 3.89) vs. (more...)
Arsène Wenger confident Arsenal can prosper from Champions League absence Arsène Wenger confident Arsenal can prosper from Champions League absence
- August 07, 2017

He said that he's not surprised by the way he has developed the team as he is the best and only best can happen to the team, given that he's the right choice. The decision from Wenger may be down to keeping the two men fresh for the start of the Premier League season, with Arsenal in the opening game of the campaign against Leicester on Friday night. (more...)
American Bowie wins women's 100m title at athletics worlds (updated with quotes) American Bowie wins women's 100m title at athletics worlds (updated with quotes)
- August 07, 2017

Ta Lou looked set to win Ivory Coast's first world title in any event as she pulled away from the field and Olympic silver medallist Bowie appeared to be out of contention at the halfway mark. "But that has saved me at championships in the past. It didn't bother me and I just kept pumping my legs and arms until the finish". Ta Lou was also unlucky not to walk away with a bronze medal in Rio after being denied a place on the podium by the rarely-resorted to thousandths measurement. (more...)