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Wenger 'relieved' Giroud stayed at Arsenal after victor against Leicester
- August 15, 2017

Like many of Leicester's players, Vardy endured a post-title slump last season, scoring only 13 times in the league, and Shakespeare was delighted to see him back among the goals. Jamie Vardy then capitalised on very bad defending to twice put the Foxes ahead either side of Danny Welbeck's equaliser before Arsene Wenger sent on the cavalry. (more...)
Warner retires hurt after being struck by bouncer Warner retires hurt after being struck by bouncer
- August 15, 2017

Warner headed straight to the changing room, grimacing on the way as he assessed the injury, and was given ice treatment by the support staff. The 30-year-old was leading the Warner XI against the Smith XI during a warm-up match for the Australian team's upcoming series against Bangladesh. (more...)
Kerry Hyder Out For Season With Torn Achilles Kerry Hyder Out For Season With Torn Achilles
- August 15, 2017

It may not have been the Detroit Lions worst fear possible heading into Sunday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts , but losing starting defensive end Kerry Hyder to what Jim Caldwell called a "significant" Achilles injury certainly was not part of the game plan. (more...)
Lukaku Stars On Debut; Manchester United Hammer West Ham 4-0 Lukaku Stars On Debut; Manchester United Hammer West Ham 4-0
- August 15, 2017

Tottenham was also a victor in its first match, picking up a 2-0 victory over 10-man Newcastle . The victory propelled United to the top of the table and their performance was far more attack-minded and expansive than those of recent years, providing an early hint of a challenge for top-flight honours this term. (more...)
EPL Results Week 1: Saturday's 2017 Premier League Scores, Table and More EPL Results Week 1: Saturday's 2017 Premier League Scores, Table and More
- August 15, 2017

Burnley narrowly avoided relegation last season, finishing six points and two places above 18th. The Blues' Premier League campaign which opens with a home date against Burnley on Saturday (Sunday AEST). "We are still open", he said. But amid reports that Chelsea are looking to bring in four new players before the transfer window closes on August 31, Conte says the only solution to their predicament is hard work. (more...)
Former West Indies bowler Joel Garner backs day-night Test cricket Former West Indies bowler Joel Garner backs day-night Test cricket
- August 15, 2017

The three-Test series begins with a day-night match - the first in England - at Edgbaston on Thursday. While the West Indies played a day-night Test against Pakistan in Dubai in October past year, England will get their first taste of day-night Test cricket on Thursday. (more...)
Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Raiders preseason opener Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Raiders preseason opener
- August 15, 2017

Plus with left tackle Donald Penn holding out, the Raiders offensive line is now in a state of uncertainty. What is striking about Del Rio's response is that he said "we" referring to the team and referred to Lynch as "you". Lynch did not play in the game. Only time will tell if Lynch sitting during the national anthem becomes a distraction for the team moving forward. (more...)
Chelsea tell Costa to return or no deal Chelsea tell Costa to return or no deal
- August 15, 2017

But since that would've involved training with the reserves, Costa made a decision to stay in Brazil and thus he's been getting fined his weekly wages ever since. But Wright says he can not understand why Chelsea would want to get rid of a forward who scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League games to help the Blues win the Premier League last season. (more...)
Chad Bettis shines in first Rockies start since beating cancer Chad Bettis shines in first Rockies start since beating cancer
- August 15, 2017

The 28-year-old Bettis led Colorado in starts (32), wins (14) and innings (186) last season. Bettis has undergone treatment for testicular cancer, which had stunted his debut in 2017 until August. The Rockies took the lead in the 8th inning. Charlie Blackmon led off the Colorado eighth with a triple. While initially called an error, the scorers changed the ruling, giving Parra the base hit and the RBI. (more...)
Marvin Bagley reclassifying means 2018's top player will have early impact Marvin Bagley reclassifying means 2018's top player will have early impact
- August 15, 2017

He chose Duke over Southern Cal and UCLA , two other schools that hosted him recently for official visits. The 6-foot-11 forward has been labeled by some as the most NBA-ready high school player since LeBron James. Duke's 2017-18 team will also feature Grayson Allen and a 2017 recruiting class that includes five-star point guard Trevon Duval, five-star power forward Wendell Carter and five-star shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton named NL Player of the Week Giancarlo Stanton named NL Player of the Week
- August 15, 2017

Stanton has hit 6 homers in his last 7 games. It's not even the middle of August and Giancarlo Stanton has already set the Marlins' franchise record for home runs in a season. Stanton passed Gary Sheffield (42 HR, 1996) with his two-run blast off Giants starter Ty Blach in the bottom of the first inning. Harper's leg awkwardly twisted as he flew forward towards the ground and he was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field. (more...)
Five talking points from the opening weekend of the Premier League
- August 15, 2017

The Blues fell 3-0 behind against the Clarets, trudging into half-time seemingly heading for an embarrassingly resounding loss, though new signing Alvaro Morata and David Luiz pulled goals back in the second half. I had envisaged certain defeats for the likes of Huddersfield , Swansea , Watford , Brighton and Burnley , up against the likes of Palace, Southampton , Liverpool , Manchester City and Chelsea . (more...)
Diego Costa Rips Into Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte During Extraordinary Interview
- August 15, 2017

The 28-year-old has been in dispute with Chelsea's coach, Antonio Conte , since the turn of the year when the Brazilian-born Spain worldwide was upbraided for a row with the fitness coach Julio Tous. In recent weeks, the manager has moved beyond passive aggression and started calling out the club for not getting him the players he wants. The Spain global was granted an extra few days off when the rest of the Chelsea squad gathered at Cobham for preseason training in early July, but he ... (more...)
India whitewashes Sri Lanka with big win in 3rd test India whitewashes Sri Lanka with big win in 3rd test
- August 15, 2017

But Pandya, 23, pressed on with the assault even after the fall of the ninth wicket as he took on Pushpakumara, smashing two fours and and three sixes in an over off the left-arm spinner. All-rounder Hardik Pandya was adjudged the Man of the Match while Sikhar Dhawan got the Man of the Series award. With Sri Lanka resuming the day at 19/1 after following-on and facing a 352-run deficit, the final outcome was a foregone conclusion. (more...)
Ruthless India complete 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka
- August 15, 2017

Mendis was stranded in the middle of the pitch as India had so much time to run him out that they actually took two shots at the stumps, connecting on the second attempt and still finding the Sri Lankan short of his ground. "I hope that everyone will fire in the next series hopefully", he said. Murali Vijay had to miss the tour of Sri Lanka due to recurrence of pain in his wrist which he got operated sometime back in London, and KL Rahul had stayed away from the first Test due to ... (more...)
Seahawks Player Michael Bennett Sits Out National Anthem In Protest Seahawks Player Michael Bennett Sits Out National Anthem In Protest
- August 15, 2017

Michael Bennett , a defensive end, said he chose to protest during the anthem due to events that occurred "the last couples of months, especially after the last couple of days with everything in Virginia". I don't look at myself as a role model, I look at myself as trying to inspire young children and young people of different genders, whatever they are, to want to change their environment and continuously push whatever they think is right". (more...)
Denis Shapovalov says he doesn't remember taking that photo with Rafael Nadal Denis Shapovalov says he doesn't remember taking that photo with Rafael Nadal
- August 15, 2017

Meanwhile, Roger Federer continued his pursuit of a third Rogers Cup title, but his first in Montreal . Federer , a 19-time Grand Slam champion, whose five titles this year include wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon , credited a positive mindset for helping him extend his winning streak to 16 matches. (more...)
Chelsea demands Diego Costa report to training Chelsea demands Diego Costa report to training
- August 15, 2017

Exiled in his native Brazil after being told by Conte he has no place at Chelsea , Costa hit out at the club in a Daily Mail interview published today, accusing them of treating him like a "criminal". Costa's relationship with Conte appears to have broken down although the Brazilian accepts the Italian "is a good coach". Joey Barton urges Liverpool and Everton to swoop for Chelsea striker Diego Costa , who has allegedly been told that he can leave Stamford Bridge this summer. (more...)
Chelsea Order Diego Costa To Return Chelsea Order Diego Costa To Return
- August 15, 2017

He had a great season in Madrid and actually with the way this insane transfer market is, I think they got a good price for a young and talented forward. Last week Conte said there was "no news" on the Costa situation but earlier this summer said the "situation is closed". "If I was Ronald Koeman or Jurgen Klopp I'd be on the phone to Chelsea trying to get that done". (more...)
China Issues Order to Implement UN Sanctions on North Korea China Issues Order to Implement UN Sanctions on North Korea
- August 15, 2017

In China , these proposed measures were seen as an attempt to pressure Beijing to act more strongly against North Korea and, at the same time, as an effort to shift the blame for the world's failure to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs onto China alone. (more...)
Transfer window expected to close before start of next Premier League season
- August 15, 2017

There will still be the January window, with deals being negotiated during the course of the season, but there is no rational reason why transfers should carry on until the end of August, three weeks after the Premier League has started. After Saturday's 0-0 draw with Southampton the Swansea manager, Paul Clement , said: "There's frustration here and I'm sure Southampton are frustrated, too". (more...)
Premier League moves to close transfer window before season Premier League moves to close transfer window before season
- August 15, 2017

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are planning to vote for a new summer transfer window that shuts BEFORE next season's first game. The current transfer window is scheduled to close August 31, almost three weeks after the Premier League season opened with Arsenal's victory against Leicester City on Friday. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five match ban Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five match ban
- August 15, 2017

Real went onto secure a 3-1 victory with Marco Asensio extending his side's lead following Ronaldo's departure. "The shove could see Ronaldo spending a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with the Spanish rulebook stating that a player can receive a ban lasting anywhere between four to 12 matches for pushing a referee", says the Daily Mail . (more...)
HPE goes for Mission to Mars with Supercomputer Launch
- August 15, 2017

The launch will happen at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Computing company Hewlett Packard Enterprise is helping to speed up the mission to Mars by sending a commercial, off-the-shelf, supercomputer into space to see how it copes with the harsh conditions. (more...)
Sigurdsson switch 'getting closer' as Swansea boss Clement waits on signings Sigurdsson switch 'getting closer' as Swansea boss Clement waits on signings
- August 15, 2017

Yoshida 7, Stephens 7, Bertrand 8 (McQueen 86); Romeu 7, Davis 7; Ward-Prowse 6 (Boufal 71), Tadic 6, Redmond 7; Gabbiadini 6 (Austin 69). Liverpool, Manchester United , Arsenal , Chelsea , Tottenham and Manchester City are all expected to do more business before the close of the window while Everton are still chasing Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson . (more...)