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Twitter lauds Semenya after gold Twitter lauds Semenya after gold
- August 14, 2017

Kenya's Margaret Wambui , bronze medallist at both the world indoors and Olympics previous year, won that heat, but Arzamasova's season's best of 2:01.92 was not fast enough to see her bag one of the faster loser places. But controversy continues over her perceived advantage through her hyperandrogenism, which means she has naturally higher levels of testosterone than her rivals. (more...)
Usain Bolt fails to finish final race after injury, Twitter says goodbye Usain Bolt fails to finish final race after injury, Twitter says goodbye
- August 14, 2017

The British quartet of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili , Daniel Talbot and Mitchell-Blake scorched round the track in 37.47 seconds, a new national and European record. "For me it's hard to be sad because of the energy I am getting from the crowd, I just feel happy and blessed", Bolt said in a trackside interview. That long wait contributed (to Bolt's injury). (more...)
Pakistan hoists 'largest' national flag to mark 70th I-Day Pakistan hoists 'largest' national flag to mark 70th I-Day
- August 14, 2017

Pakistan Monday hoisted a 400-feet high national flag, the largest in its history, at the Attari-Wagah border with India to mark the country's 70th Independence Day. Rs 3.5 crore was invested in the flag. The flag appeared in sight again after three months on Sunday, a day before Pakistan hoisted its flag at the Wagah border. (more...)
Strong showing from backup quarterback EJ Manuel in Raiders preseason opener Strong showing from backup quarterback EJ Manuel in Raiders preseason opener
- August 14, 2017

The chatter around Cardinals camp about Nkemdiche for the past couple of weeks has been about how he's showing signs of improvement and maturity from last season. That was the case Saturday, when Brown was dressed but didn't see the field as he continued to recover from a quadriceps injury . That guy could start: Linebacker Josh Bynes stacked a well-rounded performance Saturday on top of a good week of practice. (more...)
Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem
- August 14, 2017

Lynch, who rose to National Football League stardom as a member of the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks , initially retired after the 2015 season before applying for reinstatement. "PFT tracked down a video of the national anthem before the November 13, 2011, Ravens-Seahawks game in Seattle, and that video clearly shows Lynch standing for the anthem". (more...)
Aroldis Chapman's Woes Doom Yankees to Series Loss Against Red Sox Aroldis Chapman's Woes Doom Yankees to Series Loss Against Red Sox
- August 14, 2017

As ESPN Stats & Info noted, it was the first home run Chapman had allowed since the World Series last season. Despite Sale's big night, the Red Sox almost lost for the third time in a game started by him against Yankees . His.589 OPS against Boston is the lowest he's posted against any team this season. Bradley put Boston ahead with a single before Austin Romine answered with his first career triple, a drive that glanced off the mitt of Betts, a 2016 Gold Glove victor, as he backed ... (more...)
Manchester United close to signing pocket-sized striker with speed to burn Manchester United close to signing pocket-sized striker with speed to burn
- August 14, 2017

According to Portuguese publication Noticias ao Minuto , Manchester United are set to bag themselves another promising superstar-in-the-making, with Oliveirense wonderkid Bruno Amorim nearly confirmed to be moving to Old Trafford. However, it's nearly certain that the player is one for the future, and won't have a great part to play for Manchester United's first team this season. (more...)
Day 4 of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Day 4 of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow
- August 14, 2017

The 2015 US PGA Championship victor Day effectively shot himself out of the tournament during Saturday's third round with a quadruple-bogey at the par-4 18th hole leading to a nightmare 77. As he had been the case for most of the week, Kisner was staying consistent and he managed a par save at five after finding the bunker. On a wild day at formidable Quail Hollow , almost every player was humbled by the 7,600-yard layout, Australia's Jason Day stumbling to a 77 with a closing ... (more...)
Oakland Raiders Running Back Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem Oakland Raiders Running Back Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem
- August 14, 2017

The decision is identical to ex-San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick when he kneeled during the national anthem during the regular season past year to protest police brutality in the United States. It's not a form of anything other than me being myself.' I said, 'So you understand how I feel, I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem. (more...)
Pay $100 to skip the lunchline? Florida school accused of 'cafeteria classism' Pay $100 to skip the lunchline? Florida school accused of 'cafeteria classism'
- August 14, 2017

With the recent rise in awareness over lunch shaming, this pay-to-play arrangement caught the attention - and ire - of several parents. I think it was brainstorming on their part.however it seems like this didn't pass my desk'. We offer a variety of fundraising options for our students and families to choose from each year. Later, the PTSA said the form was circulated by mistake due to a "clerical error" and the fundraiser was not being implemented. (more...)
Arsenal anxious Alexis Sanchez could revive attempts to leave this month
- August 14, 2017

He tweeted: "No confirmation for the time being, Alexis Sanchez is now in a large Parisian hotel with his agent and his lawyer". "He had a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training, before he came to Wembley", he said in his press conference before the opening Premier League game of the season. (more...)
José Mourinho: I never thought Chelsea would sell Nemanja Matic to me
- August 14, 2017

He was allowed to quit Stamford Bridge as a goodwill gesture for his service to the club. "When I joined Manchester United past year, I thought immediately that we needed a kind of Matic", he said . We have a good squad, good numbers, with people like Ashley Young , Luke Shaw , Marcos Rojo and maybe Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] to come later. "The fans have reason to be optimistic, but I have years of experience in the Premier League and my feet are on the ground". (more...)
Guardiola: City Spending Cannot Be Sustained Guardiola: City Spending Cannot Be Sustained
- August 14, 2017

And the City boss has assured his list of players which will be the envy of many managers and clubs that they will get their opportunity this season. The Spanish gaffer was relieved to come up with three points to begin the the campaign, especially after some wild results from the Friday and Saturday fixtures around the league . (more...)
Chelsea 'lost heads', says Antonio Conte after shock loss to Burnley
- August 14, 2017

Burnley took full advantage of the situation and should be highly praised for their dominant first-half display. After Gary Cahill was sent off early on for Chelsea for a studs-up challenge on Steven Defour , his team-mates were aggrieved with a number of decisions made by the referee. (more...)
5 winners for the Cardinals in 20-10 preseason win 5 winners for the Cardinals in 20-10 preseason win
- August 14, 2017

Putting pressure on Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton was not happening. The Oakland Raiders will be playing Oakland Raider football for the first time since the devastating playoff loss to the Houston Texans last January seventh. (more...)
Critics, fans react to Marshawn Lynch sitting out anthem at Raiders game Critics, fans react to Marshawn Lynch sitting out anthem at Raiders game
- August 14, 2017

Kaepernick has not signed with a team for the 2017 season amid accusations league owners - denied by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell - are blackballing him. "I said, 'So you understand how I feel, I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem". But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing. (more...)
Curtis Granderson's big day lifts Mets to series win vs. Phillies Curtis Granderson's big day lifts Mets to series win vs. Phillies
- August 14, 2017

I was getting out of my approach and my plan. They have hit 55 home runs here since the beginning of the 2015 season. What you're seeing this year is the swing is so consistent. Granderson hit his 17th homer of the season, a two-run shot scoring Jose Reyes , in the fifth inning. Edubray Ramos gave up a run on three hits in the seventh. (more...)
Matic is a 'gross loss' for us, admits Chelsea boss Conte Matic is a 'gross loss' for us, admits Chelsea boss Conte
- August 14, 2017

However, the Sky Sports pundit has labelled the sale "strange", especially given the role Matic played in helping the Blues win the Premier League last season. He does not want to suffer the same fate of managers Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri - sacked months after their title-winning seasons. "It's a great challenge for us to try and retain the title, but we are working hard". (more...)
Conte regrets Matic sale to Manchester United
- August 14, 2017

Willian admits that he has a mutual admiration for Jose Mourinho and could have reunited with his former boss this summer had Chelsea been willing to negotiate. "Conte is a fantastic coach too, because he won everything at Juventus and has already won the Premier League in his first year with Chelsea ". In the last season, he transformed our team when he changed the formation to 3-4-3. (more...)
Nemanja Matic goes on jinking run against West Ham
- August 14, 2017

Matic moved to Manchester United in a £40m deal from Premier League champions Chelsea earlier this month in a deal that raised eyebrows given the defensive midfielder's importance to the west London side. He doesn't need time to adapt, he's not a young guy who came from another country, he's not somebody that needs to learn the Premier League. "The manager told me I have to do my job, Paul has to do his". (more...)
Chelsea's loss to Burnley marks 49-year first in English top-flight
- August 14, 2017

Alvaro Morata nearly inspired a comeback as a second-half substitute, scoring before setting up a late strike for David Luiz, a goal that came after Cesc Fabregas' removal for a second yellow had seen Chelsea reduced to nine men. "Despite this we also saw the great spirit and great commitment of my players and we must be very proud of this". I repeat, I don't like this type of habit to send a message, why I have to send a message? Why? Why? "I wanted to win today, not to send a message". (more...)
Hizb's Ghaznavi among 3 militants, 2 army men killed in Shopian encounter Hizb's Ghaznavi among 3 militants, 2 army men killed in Shopian encounter
- August 14, 2017

Separately, two police officials and a soldier were injured after rebels sprayed gunfire at government forces laying a cordon in northeastern Hajin area early Sunday. "They were evacuated to army hospital in Srinagar , where two of the critically injured soldiers succumbed to injuries", they said. "Irfan-ul-Haq was involved in many cases including grenade attacks and firing on security personnel". (more...)
Trott in West Ham squad Trott in West Ham squad
- August 14, 2017

Lukaku , who was bought for £75m from Everton this summer, added his and United's second with a header after an angled ball from a free-kick by Henrik Mkhitaryan in the 52nd minute. SKOPJE, MACEDONIA - AUGUST 08: Victor Lindelof of Manchester United warms up prior to the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Philip II Arena on August 8, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia. (more...)
Spurs strong enough for title fight: Pochettino Spurs strong enough for title fight: Pochettino
- August 14, 2017

The only problem I have with it is that he apologised. "We need to bring new energy and strengthen our squad, everyone knows that". Tottenham meanwhile will be looking to go one better this year after finishing second last term. The Premier League's Golden Boot victor for the past two years, Kane is already a superstar in the league at just 24 years of age and still has years ahead of him as one of the top soccer players on the planet. (more...)
PSG Close To R2.8bn Mbappe Deal? PSG Close To R2.8bn Mbappe Deal?
- August 14, 2017

But ex-Monaco defender Abidal told BBC World Service Sport's World Football programme: "It's not the time to move". The trio dubbed as MSN used to terrorise the opposition with their skilful and breath-taking football. "What motivated me to join my new teammates is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want". What time does Paris St-Germain v Guingamp kick-off? "The players come to talk to me". (more...)