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Andy Murray's ranking situation is actually dire despite holding No. 1 Andy Murray's ranking situation is actually dire despite holding No. 1
- July 29, 2017

Yes I'm sure he will be disappointed after his quarter-final defeat, but he's grown up a lot since those days when he used to growl at the interviewers who asked him all these probing questions at the end of gruelling match. I would have been out there for a Slam". Murray interrupted the question with "male player..." implying that female tennis players from the US - most notably the Williams sisters - have reached semis and won majors during the time period in question. (more...)
2 killed in South Africa football stadium crush 2 killed in South Africa football stadium crush
- July 29, 2017

Live television coverage of the match showed no obvious disturbance at the stadium, which hosted the 2010 World Cup final. Michael Sun, the officer for public safety in Johannesburg, confirmed the two deaths on Twitter, and announced that all stadium gates had been opened to "ensure crowd control". (more...)
Phillies reportedly finalizing deal with Orioles for Jeremy Hellickson Phillies reportedly finalizing deal with Orioles for Jeremy Hellickson
- July 29, 2017

Instead, they traded another soon-to-be free agent veteran. The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Hyun Soo Kim and Double-A left-hander Garrett Cleavinger . (more...)
Man City willing to get close to £400000-a-week Alexis demands
- July 29, 2017

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has put the cat among the pigeons with respect to Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal , stating that the Citizens will welcome him with open arms if he does decide to leave the club this summer. Sanchez won't feature in this weekend's Emirates Cup friendly tournament at Arsenal's stadium, but the £50 million-rated ($65 million, 56 million euro) star will link up with his team-mates at their London Colney training base. (more...)
Neymar fights with Barcelona teammate before storming off
- July 29, 2017

He said: "Well, you know Neymar is one of our best players, and so we don't want to lose that player". New Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde looks on as Neymar wanders away clearly still unhappy with the events. "But because of the situation and what is being said about Ney, which is worldwide, it has much more significance". Neymar has scored three goals in two friendlies during Barca's preseason tour of the USA, including the victor against Manchester United , but has ... (more...)
Tulowitzki placed on DL, could miss significant time for Blue Jays Tulowitzki placed on DL, could miss significant time for Blue Jays
- July 29, 2017

Entering the game, the Texas native had a 1.86 earned-run average in July through three starts. Now further update was provided on Friday, but on Saturday, with Toronto getting an earlier, 1:07 p.m. Stroman had to be restrained after charging at Little following the ejection. He managed to play 131 games previous year with the Blue Jays, which was his highest total since 2011 when he appeared in 143 contests. (more...)
Neymar Neymar "still with us" insists Barcelona boss Valverde
- July 29, 2017

The Brazilian, who has been heavily linked with a world record move to Paris Saint-Germain, scored the only goal of the game as Barcelona ran out winners on the east coast. Meanwhile, Mourinho returns home in a positive mood, having been impressed by his team's improved second-half display against Barcelona and "special" player Paul Pogba. (more...)
Anderlecht name price for Man United target Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht name price for Man United target Leander Dendoncker
- July 29, 2017

Manchester United are to scout Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker as they prepare to make their third summer signing, according to reports . Dendoncker registered an impressive 86% pass completion rate last season in the Europa League, surpassing Pogba and matching Herrera's accuracy rating. (more...)
Dallas Cowboys agree to terms with QB Luke McCown Dallas Cowboys agree to terms with QB Luke McCown
- July 29, 2017

McCown agreed to a one-year, minimum salary benefit deal with the Cowboys, a source said. McCown will join fellow quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Kellen Moore in Dallas. Luke McCown , 36, has started 10 games in 13 seasons. McCown has completed 60.7 percent of his passes over his career, throwing for nine touchdowns and 15 interceptions. (more...)
Eric Dier Manchester United transfer talk dashed by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino Eric Dier Manchester United transfer talk dashed by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
- July 29, 2017

Chelsea manager Conte also implied that Spurs are not a big club and the expectations on them are not as great as the others in the top six. Stating that he respects the opinions of anyone who has something to say about his side, Pochettino went on to add; " My job is to be focused on my players and my team and try to work together with our board, our fans, everything that is involved with the club ". (more...)
Neymar storms out of training
- July 29, 2017

The 18-year-old is coming off a breakout season for the Black and Yellows, scoring five goals with 13 assists over 43 games between the Bundesliga, German Cup and UEFA Champions League. Suggestions that [ Neymar ] might have weighty matters on his mind increased when Chinese travel agent Ctrip posted on its official Weibo account that it has had to cancel an event with Neymar because he is "busy with transfer business". (more...)
Roland-Jones continues dream debut with five-wicket haul Roland-Jones continues dream debut with five-wicket haul
- July 29, 2017

The move from Root's England isn't a first for modern-day sportspeople - in 2010, French footballer Thierry Henry famously rode the subway to his Major League Soccer debut in New York City to experience first-hand the local supporters - however as Test cricket continues to battle with ways to stay relevant and popular in a competitive contemporary sports market, many viewed it as a refreshing and inventive way for a national sporting team to relate to the country's everyman. (more...)
Celtic boss Rodgers retains hope of re-signing Man City winger Roberts Celtic boss Rodgers retains hope of re-signing Man City winger Roberts
- July 29, 2017

The Hoops drew a blank in the first leg of the third round qualifier at Parkhead on Wednesday, with the Scotland keeper making several good saves against the neat and tidy Eliteserien leaders. "As far as we are concerned Moussa's here for this period", Rodgers said. "We'll see how he is over the weekend, and if he can get on to the field by Monday then there is every chance he could be involved. (more...)
Liverpool reportedly suffer blow in Virgil van Dijk chase Liverpool reportedly suffer blow in Virgil van Dijk chase
- July 29, 2017

According to The Telegraph, the Dutch defender is set to return to training with the Southampton first time as soon as next week. This comes after Van Dijk refused to play any part in the clubs previous pre-season games and was training on his own. (more...)
Neymar storms out of training after bust-up with teammate Neymar storms out of training after bust-up with teammate
- July 29, 2017

Several members of the Barcelona team rush towards the fracas, with Sergio Busquets holding Neymar back when he attempted to return to Semedo after the pair were separated. Real Madrid are the opponents in a Miami-based Clasico on Sunday. Unzue, to whom Enrique often delegates his tactical instructions, highlighted a few things to Neymar and tensions began to grow between the two. (more...)
Roma drop out of Riyad Mahrez, should Tottenham Hotspur move? Roma drop out of Riyad Mahrez, should Tottenham Hotspur move?
- July 29, 2017

Having already signed striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for €53 million and left-back Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer from FC Schalke, manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that he is still on the hunt for an attacking player capable of performing on the wing. (more...)
Manchester United Ready to Move Big to Sign $117000-a-week Star Manchester United Ready to Move Big to Sign $117000-a-week Star
- July 29, 2017

The Italian champions have been willing to rival United in the pursuit of the 28-year-old Serbian since it became apparent Antonio Conte was willing to sell after the signing of Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko, and the Stamford Bridge hierarchy would much prefer to sell overseas. (more...)
Di Resta replaces Massa for Hungarian GP Di Resta replaces Massa for Hungarian GP
- July 29, 2017

Deputy team principal Claire Williams later confirmed Massa would not take part in the rest of the weekend and Scot Di Resta would take his place. He was then examined by the FIA medical delegate on Saturday morning, who passed him fit to compete in FP3. (more...)
Oval Test: Proteas restrict England at 149/4 at Tea on Day One Oval Test: Proteas restrict England at 149/4 at Tea on Day One
- July 29, 2017

Live coverage of the third Test between England and South Africa - in association with Sky Ocean Rescue - continues on Sky Sports Cricket and across our digital platforms from 10am on Saturday. South Africa went on to win this test-match with a comprehensive margin of 340 runs. They gave three debuts, with two of them, Tom Westley and Dawid Malan , in the top five. (more...)
Neymar Fights Teammate, Storms Out Of Training
- July 29, 2017

In the footage, Neymar can be seen being restrained by Sergio Busquets , another teammate, after several members of the team leapt into action to put an end to the conflict. The 25-year-old appeared to be involved in a heated argument with Semedo during a training session in Miami ahead of Saturday's pre-season friendly against Real Madrid. (more...)
Six teams have made offers for Kyrie Irving Six teams have made offers for Kyrie Irving
- July 29, 2017

Those teams? The Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks and Heat. What did almost come together was a three-way trade that would've sent Kevin Love to the Denver Nuggets, Gary Harris to IN and George to the Cavaliers . He could be used as a backup or even start depending on what the team does with All-Star Kyrie Irving , who recently asked for a trade. The Knicks are reportedly a team Irving favors; he was raised in nearby New Jersey and could be a favorable pairing with ... (more...)
Orioles acquire Hellickson for Kim and Double-A pitcher Orioles acquire Hellickson for Kim and Double-A pitcher
- July 29, 2017

Orioles acquired RHP Jeremy Hellickson from the Phillies for OF Hyun-Soo Kim, LHP Garrett Cleavinger and global bonus money. Altherr and Rupp led off with back-to-back homers to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. Newcomb (1-5), a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, posted a quality start in his last time out. Philadelphia are 6-13 in their last 19 home games and Philadelphia are 24-55 in their last 79 overall while Philadelphia are 3-10 in Eickhoff's last 13 starts. (more...)
Former champions Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharpova headline wildcards — WTA Cincinnati Former champions Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharpova headline wildcards — WTA Cincinnati
- July 29, 2017

Bouchard, Canada's top-ranked women's player, originally made the remarks earlier this year, after Sharapova rejoined the women's tour, and reiterated her stance this week. "If you're a human being with a normal, beating heart, you know". "I got asked a question and I couldn't answer it not honestly", Bouchard told Sportsnet on Tuesday. (more...)
Mukund, Kohli strengthen India's position in Galle Test Mukund, Kohli strengthen India's position in Galle Test
- July 29, 2017

Sri Lanka 290 and 85/2 (Dimuth Karunaratne 44 batting). Virat Kohli once again dominated the opposition bowling attack and played a typical Test innings against Sri Lanka in Galle . This was also Kohli's 10th Test ton as skipper playing just his 44th innings. Rangana Herath , the stand-in captain in place of the ill Dinesh Chandimal, bowled nine overs on Friday but didn't take the field on Saturdaymorning due to a finger injury. (more...)
Formula One: Vettel joins rivals in favour of 'halo' Formula One: Vettel joins rivals in favour of 'halo'
- July 29, 2017

But Vettel, a staunch advocate of improved safety and the director of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, said: "I can understand why people say it does not belong on a Formula One vehicle, but on the other hand times are changing and we are moving forward". (more...)