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Willson Contreras leaves Wednesday's Cubs game Willson Contreras leaves Wednesday's Cubs game
- August 10, 2017

Contreras slowed up about three-quarters of the way to first base, apparently injuring his right hamstring. But the biggest part of the game may have come in the eighth. No team wants to lose their starting catcher, and that's especially the case with the Cubs and Contreras. It was also the first inside-the-parker by a Cubs player since Anthony Rizzo hit one on June 29, 2016 in Cincinnati. (more...)
QUIZ: Name every team to have won the Premier League
- August 10, 2017

BT Sport will bring you 42 live games over the course of the campaign as reigning champions Chelsea look to retain their title and rebuff strong challenges from the likes of Manchester City , Liverpool , Manchester United , Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal . (more...)
Indians acquire slugger Jay Bruce from Mets Indians acquire slugger Jay Bruce from Mets
- August 10, 2017

The Mets were open to trading Bruce this past off-season and at the trade deadline, and the third time proved to be the charm. While Major League Baseball's trade deadline was July 31, a player can be dealt if he goes through waivers unclaimed. (more...)
Demolition teams on site of N3 bridge collapse Demolition teams on site of N3 bridge collapse
- August 10, 2017

The actual cause of the bridge collapse is still undetermined and investigations are underway. "There were no fatalities". No one was killed, but several people were injured, one of them critically. Rescue teams had to use the jaws of life to rescue those trapped inside the cab. Three other people who were in the truck cab were also hurt. "A total of five patients were accounted for from all vehicles", the municipality said. (more...)
DC's Verizon Center Is Now Capital One Arena DC's Verizon Center Is Now Capital One Arena
- August 10, 2017

Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced today that it has entered into a new naming rights partnership with the bank, which is already a long-standing sponsor of a number of their teams. "Our collaboration will be great for the D.C. community, the fans who come to support their teams, the talent and events at the arena, and exceptional for our customers who will benefit from our ability to offer access to unique opportunities and experiences at the arena that money can't buy", Santos said. (more...)
PGA Championship moving to May, shifting golf's majors in 2019 PGA Championship moving to May, shifting golf's majors in 2019
- August 10, 2017

McIlroy won four major titles between 2011 and 2014, including a pair of PGA Championships , but his count has stalled since then. The group also decided the PGA needed a flagship annual tournament, leading to the creation of the PGA Championship itself. (more...)
I will die for Man Utd pal Lukaku — Pogba I will die for Man Utd pal Lukaku — Pogba
- August 10, 2017

Improved in the second half, especially when Fellaini was introduced, but again, United fans will be expecting much, much more from a player who oozes class in a France national shirt, and before Neymar's move to PSG, held the world record fee for a player. (more...)
Jadeja thanks Kohli, Dhoni after becoming No. 1 Test all-rounder Jadeja thanks Kohli, Dhoni after becoming No. 1 Test all-rounder
- August 10, 2017

Soon after ICC announced the rankings, Indian captain Virat Kohli took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Jadeja. The support from the former and current India captains has played an instrumental role in shaping Jadeja's career, and the all-rounder gave the duo their due credit. (more...)
British team issued with personal-hygiene guidance in wake of norovirus outbreak British team issued with personal-hygiene guidance in wake of norovirus outbreak
- August 10, 2017

British athletes have been told to "avoid contact with anyone staying at the affected hotel, either at the stadium or at the adjacent warm-up track", adds the Daily Mail . Norovirus is an unpleasant but rarely serious illness which is often caught through close contact or by touching contaminated surfaces or objects. "We can confirm that regretfully a small number of our guests have been suffering from an illness", a statement read. (more...)
USA's Evan Jager Wins USA's First-Ever Steeplechase Medal At World Championships USA's Evan Jager Wins USA's First-Ever Steeplechase Medal At World Championships
- August 10, 2017

Kenya on Tuesday consolidated second place behind the United States of America at the ongoing IAAF World Championships in London , after bagging two additional medals in exciting middle distance races. Jager led for a majority of the 7½-lap-race but lost the lead to Kipruto, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist, with just over 200 meters to go. "I used my plans well last night". (more...)
Felix wins 14th career medal at aths WC Felix wins 14th career medal at aths WC
- August 10, 2017

It is the New York City native's first-ever individual medal at the world championships. Bahamian Miller-Uibo, who famously dived over the line to pip Felix to Olympic gold previous year, was clear with less than 20 metres left but as she exhausted and tied up she tripped on her own foot, stumbling nearly to a standstill as her rivals stormed past. (more...)
Owner, Analyst Olczyk Diagnosed With Colon Cancer Owner, Analyst Olczyk Diagnosed With Colon Cancer
- August 10, 2017

Former NHL forward and current broadcaster Eddie Olczyk is undergoing treatment for colon cancer. He said in an interview that he's certain on a fast recovery because he's with outstanding health care experts brought by Chicago Blackhawks . (more...)
Murray pulls out of Cincinnati as hip trouble continues Murray pulls out of Cincinnati as hip trouble continues
- August 10, 2017

Andy Murray, who is now ranked No. 1 in the ATP standings, has withdrawn from the 2017 Cincinnati Masters that will begin August 12, due to a hip injury. An elbow injury will keep 12-time Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic from playing. That means Rafael Nadal will be the number one seed in Cincinnati when the tournament begins this weekend. (more...)
Federal judge grants Ole Miss request to dismiss Houston Nutt's lawsuit Federal judge grants Ole Miss request to dismiss Houston Nutt's lawsuit
- August 10, 2017

Nutt filed the lawsuit against Ole Miss in July during Southeastern Conference Media Days. In the lawsuit, Nutt alleged he was slandered by comments made by certain Ole Miss athletics officials-and that these comments prevented him from finding another job in the coaching profession. (more...)
GSP Signs Bout Agreement to Face Michael Bisping at UFC 217 GSP Signs Bout Agreement to Face Michael Bisping at UFC 217
- August 10, 2017

After months bouncing from on-again, off-again status , the matchup between 185-pound champ Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) and former welterweight titleholder St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) is moving forward for UFC 217, which takes place November 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (more...)
IAAF denies Botswana's Isaac Makwala entry into London Stadium IAAF denies Botswana's Isaac Makwala entry into London Stadium
- August 10, 2017

The IAAF said the illnesses were a result of gastroenteritis, while British public health officials have claimed laboratory tests confirmed two cases of norovirus among approximately 30 illness victims. "As per United Kingdom health regulations, it was requested that he be quarantined in his room for 48 hours", the IAAF said, noting that period ends at 2 p.m. (more...)
IAAF athletes in London hit by vomiting bug IAAF athletes in London hit by vomiting bug
- August 10, 2017

An angry Makwala later hit out at organizers, accusing them of sabotaging his chances to compete. "They will be put in alternative accommodation", said Athletics Ireland. The decision was blasted by sprint legend Michael Johnson, who claimed the IAAF have lost control of the situation. Makwala was allowed to compete after he underwent a medical examination today and the IAAF then gave him the green light to participate. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp satisfied with Liverpool's defensive options ahead of opener against Watford Jurgen Klopp satisfied with Liverpool's defensive options ahead of opener against Watford
- August 10, 2017

For now, though, we do know who Jürgen Klopp will have at his disposal in the opening weeks of the 2017-18 season and have a fairly good idea of what the club's depth chart looks like. Their are question marks regarding Daniel Sturridge's fitness too after the England global suffered minor injuries during the pre-season tour of Germany. (more...)
PDP Inaugurates Convention Planning Committee PDP Inaugurates Convention Planning Committee
- August 10, 2017

Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who stated this while inaugurating committees for the Saturday's national convention of the party in Abuja, said no stone will be left unturned to bring back those who left the party. "I will like us to receive then with open hands and we will rebuild the party", Ikimi added. In a statement by its Chairman, Cleopas Moses, Keke Godspower and Macbere Osom, Chairman, Secretary and Publicity Secretary respectively, the party noted that Senator Makarfi's experience, ... (more...)
Bookmakers believing Wenger on Sanchez Bookmakers believing Wenger on Sanchez
- August 09, 2017

Having played in the Confederations Cup up until the final on July 2, Sanchez was given an extended summer break which included missing Sunday's Community Shield penalty win over Chelsea. "We have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready", said Wenger. Bookmakers are now siding with Wenger, and PaddyPower make Sanchez 1/14 to stay. (more...)
Domestic violence case against ex-49er Tramaine Brock dismissed Domestic violence case against ex-49er Tramaine Brock dismissed
- August 09, 2017

The woman had "visible injuries" when officers arrived at Brock's home in Santa Clara, police said in a statement shortly after he was arrested on April 6. The district attorney's office said that Brock's former girlfriend declined to cooperate. Rumor is the 49ers interested in resigning him which would add some much needed depth to the secondary, but they will have to get in line as three other teams are reportedly interested. (more...)
Euro Giants Ready To Offer £80m For Arsenal Star Alexis Sanchez
- August 09, 2017

Now Wenger has revealed the 28-year-old will miss Friday's Premier League clash at home to Leicester as well as the trip to Stoke the following weekend. Bookmakers are finally starting to believe Arsene Wenger when it comes to Alexis Sanchez . He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while. "I can't tell you that at the moment", he said. (more...)
Kerala High Court lifts lifetime ban on Sreesanth imposed by BCCI Kerala High Court lifts lifetime ban on Sreesanth imposed by BCCI
- August 09, 2017

The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) has released details of payments made by it (over Rs 25 lakh) for the month of July 2017. Mithali Raj's team won the Asia Cup and the Quadrangular tournament featuring South Africa, Ireland and Zimbabwe, before making the final of the World Cup in June. (more...)
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez ruled out for two weeks
- August 09, 2017

Wenger said Sanchez picked up an abdominal strain in training before Sunday's penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea and that he expected him to miss the trip to the Potteries to face Stoke as well as Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester. (more...)
National Football League defensive star Wilfork announces retirement in Twitter ad National Football League defensive star Wilfork announces retirement in Twitter ad
- August 09, 2017

Wednesday, he announced he's retiring as a New England Patriot . Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and many of Wilfork's former teammates attended his retirement, including wide receivers Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater, safeties Devin McCourty and Nate Ebner, running back Brandon Bolden, linebacker Dont'a Hightower, defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who announced his own retirement this summer, and many more. (more...)