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Ex-England captain Paul Collingwood possible candidate in World XI series Ex-England captain Paul Collingwood possible candidate in World XI series
- August 22, 2017

Cricket on Pakistan soil is returning and it is with a bang. Pakistan has largely been isolated from the global scene since a terrorist attack in Lahore in 2009 and have been forced to play their "home" matches in the UAE. The team will be led by Andy Flower as coach and also includes South Africans Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir. Pakistan announced the return of worldwide cricket to its soil on Monday, with three separate sides scheduled to visit after years of ... (more...)
Indians' Andrew Miller Aggravates Knee Injury, Leaves Game Indians' Andrew Miller Aggravates Knee Injury, Leaves Game
- August 22, 2017

Cody Allen (1-6) allowed Christian Vazquez's leadoff single in the ninth, but retired the next three hitters. Miller was making his second appearance since missing more than two weeks with the same injury. Wendelstedt was staggered by the impact and went down on one knee. Teammates ran onto the field and doused Perez with water and white powder. Betts attempted to steal second base but was called out. (more...)
Titans sack Henry but deny rift with Hayne Titans sack Henry but deny rift with Hayne
- August 22, 2017

Annesley claimed that solidarity was genuine, however indicated that Hayne's public stoush with Henry had sparked boardroom action. "The board had to weigh up all of the information and the board are the only ones with all of the information". (more...)
Muguruza routs would-be No 1 Halep for Cincy title Muguruza routs would-be No 1 Halep for Cincy title
- August 22, 2017

Garbine Muguruza holds the Rookwood Cup after defeating Simona Halep in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Halep apologised to spectators after the embarrassing defeat, thanking them for support "even if I played so bad and Muguruza played so well". (more...)
City To Up Sanchez Ante With New £70m Bid City To Up Sanchez Ante With New £70m Bid
- August 22, 2017

Sanchez's future has been the subject of speculation all summer, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both reportedly interested, but Wenger has steadfastly refused to sell. Writing in his personal blog , Keys explained: "Before the season started we posed the question here "how long before Arsenal fans start calling for Wenger to go"?" "We are more disappointed at the moment rather than thinking about buying players straight away tonight". (more...)
India crushes Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in 1st ODI India crushes Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in 1st ODI
- August 22, 2017

Talking about the slump in form which he had experienced, Dhawan said, "I have already had a slump so I don't think about it". Even in recent Cham pions Trophy (2017), I was playing in that flow. Though they went for the run and got it easily, it was a hilarious moment to see up there from the dressing room and captain Virat Kohli had a good time watching it. (more...)
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Enjoy Their Day Out With Elephants Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Enjoy Their Day Out With Elephants
- August 22, 2017

When it has to come it will come. "When I was not doing well I was just focussing on my processes". And when I am doing well, I am still focusing on my processes. India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series thanks to Shikhar Dhawan (132 not out) and captain Kohli (82 not out). "The good thing is that he is capitalising on his purple patch.", Kohli said after India's massive 9 wicket victory in Dambulla . (more...)
Muguruza, Dimitrov reach first Cincinnati finals Muguruza, Dimitrov reach first Cincinnati finals
- August 22, 2017

Pliskova needed only 67 minutes to get a 6-2, 6-3 win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva , a solid showing as the defending champion. "I think I played my best match on hardcourt so far", said Halep, who can become the first Romanian woman to be ranked No. (more...)
Dimitrov wins in Cincinnati
- August 22, 2017

But a semi-final appearance at the Australian Open this year served as a reminder of Dimitrov's undoubted capabilities, further underlined by his victory over Kyrgios . "I think I did few little mistakes and my shots were very [well] placed and I think I was doing nearly everything right there". Kyrgios will next turn his attention to the US Open, beginning August 28 in NY. (more...)
Chelsea's Conte: Chelsea's Conte: "This is a flawless response of the champions"
- August 22, 2017

A frustrated Conte has previously conceded that it will be hard for Chelsea to retain their title without further recruitment and insisted that the club's hierarchy are fully aware of his priorities on that front. We had a great mentality and great character, especially as we didn't start the league very well last week. Alvaro Morata is aiming to "make an explosion" at Chelsea after failing to meet his own sky-high expectations at Real Madrid and Juventus . (more...)
Red Sox Open Important 4-Game Set With Indians Red Sox Open Important 4-Game Set With Indians
- August 22, 2017

The 28-year-old backup catcher is slashing.180/.271/.273 with two home runs and 22 RBI in 50 games this season. He was activated on Friday and worked an inning in Kansas City. Rodriguez eventually settled in on his way to throwing 5-⅔ innings and striking out five. The Indians and Red Sox drew 21,428 to Progressive Field on Monday . (more...)
Browns hold NFL's largest national anthem protest with over 10 players kneeling Browns hold NFL's largest national anthem protest with over 10 players kneeling
- August 22, 2017

The protest from the Browns players comes in the wake of a recent protest that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia and subsequent comments made by President Donald Trump. Chris Long put his arm around Malcolm Jenkins , who has been raising his fist during the anthem dating back to last season. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett were among those who protested August 12-13. (more...)
Evaluating Trevor Siemian's Game vs. San Francisco 49ers Evaluating Trevor Siemian's Game vs. San Francisco 49ers
- August 22, 2017

And Chris Lewis-Harris, battling for a roster spot at cornerback, impressively intercepted a Hoyer pass to Marquise Goodwin after ripping the ball out of the hands of the wide receiver while leveling a hit on him. The Broncos will start the game from their 12-yard line. They finished with 11 infractions for 86 yards. San Francisco fell to 1-1 for the preseason and travels to play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 next Sunday. (more...)
Evaluating Trevor Siemian's Game vs. San Francisco 49ers Evaluating Trevor Siemian's Game vs. San Francisco 49ers
- August 22, 2017

And Chris Lewis-Harris, battling for a roster spot at cornerback, impressively intercepted a Hoyer pass to Marquise Goodwin after ripping the ball out of the hands of the wide receiver while leveling a hit on him. The Broncos will start the game from their 12-yard line. They finished with 11 infractions for 86 yards. San Francisco fell to 1-1 for the preseason and travels to play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 next Sunday. (more...)
Guardiola Disappointed With Everton Draw, Koeman Pleased Guardiola Disappointed With Everton Draw, Koeman Pleased
- August 22, 2017

We want to start well at home. "When we didn't score goals in that way we could not win". Commenting on the Sterling striker and the tactical changes he was forced into Guardiola added: "It was a good goal". We have to keep trying to create the chances. Williams, Jagielka, Keane and Baines are all very good in one versus one situations. 'When the game is in the last 15 or 20 minutes, the opponent is exhausted and we've moved them during the game, we can put into the game dynamic ... (more...)
Deshaun Watson hits D'Onta Foreman for 63-yard strike Deshaun Watson hits D'Onta Foreman for 63-yard strike
- August 22, 2017

The Patriots will probably lean on more of a committee approach to the offensive backfield like they did past year with LeGarrette Blount, White and Lewis. The Patriots and Brady responded with a 10-play, 75-yard drive. Along with Ellington, other wide receivers in camp competing to earn a roster spot include fellow veteran free-agent signee Devin Street, second-year Texan Wendell Williams, and other undrafted free agents including Dres Anderson, Chris Thompson, Justin Hardee, Germone ... (more...)
Steven Matz pitching through elbow issue, may need surgery Steven Matz pitching through elbow issue, may need surgery
- August 22, 2017

He might need surgery. It's possible Matz could be brought along a little more slowly given his past elbow issues, but he should have a good shot to be ready on Opening Day if all goes smoothly with his rehab. As it stands, Matz was scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, although fellow left-hander Tommy Milone appears likely to get the nod instead. (more...)
Gayle, Samuels in Windies ODI squad, while Trinis snub selectors Gayle, Samuels in Windies ODI squad, while Trinis snub selectors
- August 22, 2017

However, CWI last month announced a temporary player amnesty paving the way for the return of several the region's previously marginalised stars. Gayle has not played an ODI for his country since its heavy defeat to New Zealand in the quarterfinal of the 2015 World Cup, instead opting to focus on his lucrative career as one of the world's most in-demand T20 players. (more...)
Giants' Beckham leaves preseason game vs. Browns with sprained ankle Giants' Beckham leaves preseason game vs. Browns with sprained ankle
- August 22, 2017

That seemed to be a good sign. When he got to the closed locker room doors, though, he slumped to the ground into a somewhat prayerful pose that many Giants fans were likely joining him in. The Giants initially deemed it a sprained left ankle. He missed the first four games of his rookie season while recovering from a hamstring injury, and he missed one game in 2015. (more...)
Wood back in the big time with Burnley
- August 22, 2017

Manager Thomas Christiansen reacted to the absence of the Championship's top scorer in 2016-17 by handing a full league debut Ekuban, who joined from Italian club Chievo earlier in the window. Wood sat out his scheduled match for Leeds United against Sunerland in the second-tier English Championship because of what he says would be a conflict while he discusses shifting clubs. (more...)
Carson Wentz heats back up in joint practice with Dolphins Carson Wentz heats back up in joint practice with Dolphins
- August 22, 2017

The Eagles eventually packaged that 8th pick to move up to 2 to take Carson Wentz . However, it was the initial deal that sent Maxwell and Alonso off that got the ball rolling. In his stint with the Eagles, Alonso played 11 games and came away with an interception during his debut outing against the Falcons. In his three weeks with the Dolphins , Cutler, who was quarterback for coach Adam Gase in Chicago in 2015 when Gase was the Bears' offensive coordinator, seems to have maintained his ... (more...)
Jack Wilshere sent off for Arsenal's u23s as tempers fray Jack Wilshere sent off for Arsenal's u23s as tempers fray
- August 22, 2017

Jack Wilshere , the oldest 25-year-old in history, is still on the path to recovery after an injury he picked up on loan at Bournemouth last season. The fracas then saw City defender Tyreke Wilson run to the centre circle to confront Wilshere, the two players grappling each other around the neck before further team-mates from each side became involved in shoving as tempers boiled over. (more...)
Seahawks trade with Eagles to acquire offensive lineman Matt Tobin Seahawks trade with Eagles to acquire offensive lineman Matt Tobin
- August 22, 2017

Carroll said again that Joeckel can also play left tackle but that the plan for the moment is to try Odhiambo there and see how he does. Tobin was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. The Seahawks on Monday also signed left tackle Tyrus Thompson , who has yet to appear in a regular-season National Football League game in his two seasons. (more...)
Holder tells routed West Indies to 'look in the mirror' Holder tells routed West Indies to 'look in the mirror'
- August 22, 2017

Still 346 behind, the West Indies duly lost four second-innings wickets before tea and could not hold on for day four as Broad led the charge in the final session - moving past Botham on 383 Test wickets in the process - with the tourists skittled for 137. (more...)
ENGLAND V WEST INDIES: Caribbean side suffers embarassing defeat ENGLAND V WEST INDIES: Caribbean side suffers embarassing defeat
- August 22, 2017

Adil Rashid is determined to earn a recall to England's Test side after being left out of the current series against West Indies. The Barbadian, the team's vice-captain and first choice opener, sent down six overs during the England first innings of 514 for eight declared, finishing wicket-less. (more...)