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Ronaldo punished with 5-match ban
- August 15, 2017

The Spanish Football Federation issued Ronaldo with a 5 thousand dollar fine and a four match suspension in addition to the automatic one game ban the player was due to serve for his red card. The federation ruling said that Ronaldo's shove violated article 96 of its disciplinary code, which states that "light aggressions" defined as "pulling, pushing and shaking" of a referee are punished by suspensions of between 4-12 matches. (more...)
WWE's SummerSlam to Stream Live in Russian WWE's SummerSlam to Stream Live in Russian
- August 15, 2017

There were a number of rumors that it would be John Cena who would be taking on Mahal. Paul Heyman added a stipulation that Lesnar will leave WWE if he loses the title due to a Fatal 4-Way being unfair to the champion. Following SummerSlam , all pay-per-views on WWE Network will be available in Russian. - Brock Lesnar (c) vs. SmackDown Tag Team Championship - The New Day (c) vs. (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte furious with Cesc Fabregas after Burnley sending off Chelsea boss Antonio Conte furious with Cesc Fabregas after Burnley sending off
- August 15, 2017

Cesar Azpilicueta has strongly backed his manager Antonio Conte in calling for more signings so Chelsea can challenge for the title this season , pointing to the difficulty from failing to kick on in their last title defence in 2015-16. (more...)
Celtics Schedule 2017-18: C's Featured In 34 Nationally Televised Games Celtics Schedule 2017-18: C's Featured In 34 Nationally Televised Games
- August 15, 2017

Here are four points of analysis on the Washington Wizards' 2017-18 regular season schedule, which was released Monday evening. The Clippers have 31 nationally televised games this season, appearing on NBA TV 12 times, ESPN 10 times and TNT nine times. (more...)
Questions About This Week's Game of Thrones Episode
- August 15, 2017

With the White Walker threat looming, we have begun to see long-estranged characters come together - and some have come out of the shadows for the first time in seasons. She revealed that she's pregnant and that the father is Jamie. It's Jon Snow , and this could be a hint that the King in the North will eventually ride one of Daenerys's other dragons. (more...)
Kaka receives freakish red card after VAR used to punish joke Kaka receives freakish red card after VAR used to punish joke
- August 15, 2017

Time was winding down with the Red Bulls leading 3-1 when players from both sides came together with some light pushing and shoving. In the footage Collin can clearly be seen talking to the referee with the Orlando City players, and later took to Twitter to protest Kaka's innocence. (more...)
Odell Beckham may need to be checked for stickum following latest catch Odell Beckham may need to be checked for stickum following latest catch
- August 15, 2017

It was suggested to Beckham that when he makes a one-handed catch it can be to his advantage to have the other arm free. "See that banner? That's all I care about", Beckham said after being asked whether he was concerned about the possibility of getting fewer catches because of the presence of Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall. (more...)
Jamie Carragher still believes Liverpool won't sell Philippe Coutinho Jamie Carragher still believes Liverpool won't sell Philippe Coutinho
- August 15, 2017

Watford deserved their 2-1 half-time lead and Jurgen Klopp would have had harsh words for his sluggish side at the break. "Then we scored two wonderful goals in the second half, it was really good; we had our moments and then we conceded an offside goal". (more...)
Jim Irsay non-committal on Andrew Luck's availability against Cardinals Jim Irsay non-committal on Andrew Luck's availability against Cardinals
- August 15, 2017

There had been rumblings that Luck could start the season on the PUP list , thus would be unable to play for at least six games. Better be safe than sorry, because without Luck, the Colts will have no chance of postseason play in 2017. We will not deviate from being disciplined in our process on how the doctors feel and how Andrew feels. Throwing Luck back into the mix too early could seal his doom for the rest of the season. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp expecting to keep Philippe Coutinho
- August 15, 2017

The awful defending continues, but Liverpool did pretty alright without Philippe Coutinho , even if it did not result in a win. Speaking at his post-match press conference following Liverpool's 3-3 draw with Watford on Sunday, Klopp revealed that Coutinho's future was in the hands of Fenway Sports Group. (more...)
Antonio Conte impressed with Alvaro Morata's performance during Burnley match
- August 15, 2017

Costa did nothing to hide those messages, setting off the standoff between both parties, per the Mirror's John Cross . Faced with Atletico's inability to recruit players, Costa said he would rather spend a year not playing than join another club. (more...)
Steven Gerrard believes Barcelona are forcing Philippe Coutinho to leave Liverpool
- August 15, 2017

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22 2017, in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. I couldn't believe what I was looking at in the season opener between Arsenal and Leicester. "They were offering £40m and one pence", he said. "I think it was pretty clear what the club, FSG , said about it". (more...)
Coutinho sale out of my hands now, says Klopp Coutinho sale out of my hands now, says Klopp
- August 15, 2017

Can Liverpool hold onto Philippe Coutinho from this point? It now appears the club have softened on their "no sale" stance, and will allow the player to leave. James Milner and Mohamed Salah Ghaly celebrate Liverpool's second goal against Watford on 12 August. The Brazilian made his intentions clear after sending his club an email on Friday demanding a move. (more...)
Antonio Conte Set to Increase Chelsea Summer Spending Following Defeat to Burnley
- August 15, 2017

Antonio Conte is furious at Cesc Fabregas after the Spaniard was sent off during Chelsea's 3-2 opening day defeat to Burnley on Saturday, according to the Times . " Chelsea have got to go there with a mindset of "don't get beat - don't lose two on the bounce". The Times claim that Conte is not a happy man, and understandably so. (more...)
Former Virginia resident attends Toronto rally to condemn violence Former Virginia resident attends Toronto rally to condemn violence
- August 15, 2017

As Carly Usdin's sign says, "white silence = violence" and it is well past the time to stand up. A 32-year-old woman, counter-protester Heather D. Heyer, was killed when by a auto driven by James Fields Jr ., a 20-year-old OH man who was earlier photographed among white nationalists at the rally , plowed into a crowd. (more...)
Dolphins RB Ajayi back at practice Dolphins RB Ajayi back at practice
- August 14, 2017

It is possible that Drake suffered a concussion, and was likely being tested for it after practice. Kenyan Drake sustained a possible head injury during 11-on-11 drills on Monday morning. Last season, Drake was a contributor in the Dolphins backfield and on special teams. Drake also returned 13 kickoffs in 2016 as he averaged 30.5 yards per return. (more...)
Former Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles Dies at 92 Former Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles Dies at 92
- August 14, 2017

His legacy in our state is unmatched. He led the team to seven Southwest Conference championships as well as a national title in 1964. Hutchinson noted Broyles' advocacy for Alzheimer's research and mentoring of student-athletes. Arkansas coach Frank Broyles is carried from the field after a victory over Texas A&M in 1975. Long said that he will forever be grateful for the "generosity, graciousness and unwavering support" that Broyles extended to him when he arrived. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic flawless player for me' Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic flawless player for me'
- August 14, 2017

Chris Smalling was given the nod ahead of Lindelof as Mourinho decided the centre-back was not ready for action in the Premier League. Then I heard that he wanted to join United and could make it happen. "Romelu knows me well". BT Sport will bring you live coverage of the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Europa League, Aviva Premiership, European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, The Ashes, Boxing, UFC, NBA and MotoGP . (more...)
Bryce Harper slips awkwardly on first base, carried off field Bryce Harper slips awkwardly on first base, carried off field
- August 14, 2017

Crasnick noted the first base bag was wet when Harper slipped. "It was a little wet". "Of course if we were in the playoffs right now I'd tape it up and get out there and hobble the best I could and do that". Or, with such a large lead in the NL East and a doubleheader following on Sunday why was Harper playing? The home team lost much more than that on this night. (more...)
Threats of racism had they been right to Ezekiel Elliott? Threats of racism had they been right to Ezekiel Elliott?
- August 14, 2017

Again, presumably, this will be part of the claim from Elliott's camp. In its letter to Elliott , the league said, "You must have no further adverse involvement with law enforcement, and must not commit any additional violations of league policies". (more...)
Malzahn names Jarrett Stidham Auburn's starting quarterback Malzahn names Jarrett Stidham Auburn's starting quarterback
- August 14, 2017

As a freshman at Baylor, filling in for an injured Seth Russell, Stidham completed passes at a 69 percent clip, tossing 12 touchdowns to only two interceptions. In the A-Day spring game Stidham hit four completions of at least 33 yards. Stidham beat out Sean White for the job. As a junior, Stidham completed 156-of-254 passes for 2,613 yards and 30 touchdowns, and rushed for 821 yards and 14 touchdowns on 138 carries. (more...)
Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can replicate his Ligue 1 goals Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can replicate his Ligue 1 goals
- August 14, 2017

Sanchez is out, Laurent Koscielny is banned, and there are doubts over Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil. But manager Craig Shakespeare feels his side are ready to hit the ground running and end that barren run. The French striker, who signed in a £52m deal last month, finished with 28 goals from 30 games as Lyon finished fourth in Ligue 1 last season. He should still receive plenty of opportunities if he stays given Arsenal's involvement in multiple competitions, but much will depend on ... (more...)
Cesar Azpilicueta: 'New Chelsea signings not on same level as departed players' Cesar Azpilicueta: 'New Chelsea signings not on same level as departed players'
- August 14, 2017

Antonio Conte decided he wanted to retain his three-man central defence, and brought on Andreas Christensen at the back. The young players need help from senior players, top players, not to rush them into a position where they are maybe not ready to go at the moment. (more...)
Marqise Lee avoided serious leg injury Marqise Lee avoided serious leg injury
- August 14, 2017

The Jaguars drafted the former LSU star with the fourth overall pick. He practiced Saturday after the team had Friday off. The Jaguars are being cautious with Fournette, who missed his second straight practice on Monday. "Obviously we're going to be smart with him and Marqise". "The other day, it was sore, so we said, 'Hey, let's not take any chances", Marrone said. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning goal and red card against Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning goal and red card against Barcelona
- August 14, 2017

Lionel Messi equalised for Barcelona from the penalty spot after the referee controversially awarded a penalty after Luiz Suarez appeared to have been fouled by Navas. "We want to win all the games and titles possible". After the pre-season matches, both the teams are getting ready for their official matches today. (more...)