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Rockets GM Daryl Morey officially welcomes Carmelo Anthony to Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey officially welcomes Carmelo Anthony to Houston
- August 13, 2018

The Rockets lost quite a bit of depth at the forward position in free agency, including Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, so Anthony could help plug those holes. The 34-year-old joins a team led by MVP James Harden and star point guard Chris Paul . He received $25.4 million of his original 2018-19 salary, minus a $2.4 million contract buyout with the Hawks. (more...)
Nadal downs Tsitsipas to win Toronto Masters Nadal downs Tsitsipas to win Toronto Masters
- August 13, 2018

Federer opted out of the Toronto stop on the ATP, preferring to concentrate his pre-Open energies on lifting an eighth Cincinnati title after taking the honours at four of the last six editions. Then on Sunday, on his 20th birthday, Stefanos Tsitsipas faced an entirely different challenge. Rafael Nadal fell victim at last year's Rogers Cup to a rising star in Denis Shapovalov, who was just making his mark on the ATP Tour, and sought his first professional title. (more...)
EPL: Wilfried Zaha speaks on Chelsea move EPL: Wilfried Zaha speaks on Chelsea move
- August 13, 2018

Fulham - who drew 2-2 with Palace in their previous top-flight fixture in May 2014 - may feel the result does not tell the whole story of the match; they had 66.3% possession and mustered 14 shots at goal. "We are still speaking about [a potential new contract], still negotiating, whatever". "He played on the opening game of the season, in a fantastic atmosphere against a team who have just come up and against Sessegnon who has had a wonderful season and is a bit of a flyer, so to do what ... (more...)
CRAWFORD | Thomas threatens, but Woods, Koepka capture PGA spotlight CRAWFORD | Thomas threatens, but Woods, Koepka capture PGA spotlight
- August 13, 2018

Despite finishing second, the extraordinary hype surrounding the 14-time major victor has meant that the result has somewhat overshadowed the achievement of young talent Brooks Koepka - who won his third major title and maiden PGA Championship. (more...)
Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way
- August 13, 2018

American Brooks Koepka climbed to number two in the world rankings after winning his second major of the year at the PGA Championship while runner-up Tiger Woods climbed 24 spots to 26th. Koepka and Johnson, and Thomas and Fowler played together in the Presidents Cup previous year. However, Koepka was immune to the pressure and calmly went about his business. (more...)
Wallabies skipper Hooper inks 'historic' 5-year deal Wallabies skipper Hooper inks 'historic' 5-year deal
- August 13, 2018

Hooper's decision is a major boost to the domestic game, which struggles for fans and profile in a crowded sporting marketplace that also includes rugby league, soccer and the indigenous Australian Rules code. You can lock it in, build a future". "He's come through all of the junior pathways, he's broken all sorts of records along the way but most importantly, he's earned the respect of his teammates and the organisations he's represented". (more...)
Bote’s grand slam in 9th lifts Cubs over Nationals 4-3 Bote’s grand slam in 9th lifts Cubs over Nationals 4-3
- August 13, 2018

He gave up an infield single to Jason Heyward with one out and hit Albert Almora with a pitch. Kyle Schwarber popped out before Madson hit Willson Contreras to load the bases, setting up Bote's game-winning blast. The three-time Cy Young Award victor struck out 11 and walked one. "The speed is still pretty good, but the accuracy is not good", Madson said, revealing an injury that helps explain his two-thirds of an inning and four runs allowed. (more...)
Police unions pull out of Dolphins game over anthem issue Police unions pull out of Dolphins game over anthem issue
- August 13, 2018

The players are part of a growing number of athletes who have used that moment to protest police brutality and racial inequality, something Broward PBA Vice President Rod Skirvin called "disrespectful and disgusting". "Stand proudly for your national anthem or be suspended without pay!" "I think that the more that we give credence to stuff like that, the more it's gonna live on", Rodgers said in an interview with NFL.com reporter Mike Silver last week . (more...)
Leonardo Ulloa leaves Leicester for Mexican side Pachuca Leonardo Ulloa leaves Leicester for Mexican side Pachuca
- August 13, 2018

Ulloa's Leicester team-mate Islam Slimani has been shipped out on loan and will spend the season at Fenerbahce. Ulloa's stoppage-time victor against Norwich in the 2015/16 title-winning campaign will be forever remembered as the "Earthquake Goal", with celebrations in King Power Stadium registering a 0.3 reading on the Richter scale. (more...)
‘No chance’ Willian would have stayed at Chelsea under Conte ‘No chance’ Willian would have stayed at Chelsea under Conte
- August 13, 2018

But, with the Italian now gone, it seems Willian is now happy with his current role under Maurizio Sarri at the club. Willian did not see eye-to-eye with the former Italy boss and admits he would have looked to leave Chelsea if Conte stayed for a third season. (more...)
Paul Pogba Hints At Manchester United Unhappiness With Latest Comments Paul Pogba Hints At Manchester United Unhappiness With Latest Comments
- August 13, 2018

He went on to say: "There are things I can not say otherwise I will get fined". It's not just about having the armband. "For us it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought". (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus on his friendly debut Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus on his friendly debut
- August 13, 2018

There should be more fans at the match than the entire population of Villar Perosa, with the 5,000 tickets available long-since sold out and even more supporters desperate to try and catch a glimpse of their new idol. The ex-Italy global, who retired from football two years ago, wants to play against Cristiano Ronaldo and has told his agent to try to find him a club. (more...)
Neymar In PSG Squad For Ligue 1 Opener, Cavani And Mbappe Missing Neymar In PSG Squad For Ligue 1 Opener, Cavani And Mbappe Missing
- August 13, 2018

Brazil captain Thiago Silva, compatriot Marquinhos and France's World Cup 2018 victor Presnel Kimpembe offer competition for a spot in head coach Thomas Tuchel's XI. Seven minutes into the second half, the woodwork denied Caen's a goal as Stef Peeters' free-kick crashed against the post with Buffon well beaten. (more...)
Tiger closes PGA Championship with awe-inspiring 64 in final round Tiger closes PGA Championship with awe-inspiring 64 in final round
- August 13, 2018

Shane Lowry celebrates a birdie on the 13th with his brother and caddie Alan. LOUIS Tony Finau tried not to look at the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship as a Ryder Cup audition as he played alongside USA captain Jim Furyk . It was a marathon day of golf for Woods who was one of 77 players pulling double duty to complete his rain-interrupted second round while putting his surgically repaired back to the test. (more...)
England's Stokes admits to 'memory blackout' on street brawl England's Stokes admits to 'memory blackout' on street brawl
- August 13, 2018

The Durham all-rounder is one of two men accused of fighting outside a Bristol nightclub on 25 September. Mr Stokes , 27, said: "It's clear in my statements that I admit to throwing multiple punches". Mr Stokes, 27, said that after the match he drank beer in the changing room and two or three pints of lager during a meal in the team hotel in Bristol. (more...)
People are loving Wayne Rooney's magic moment in the MLS People are loving Wayne Rooney's magic moment in the MLS
- August 13, 2018

With the scores tied at 2-2 and D.C. United pushing forward for a late victor, they allowed goalkeeper David Ousted to go up for a corner. It's very clear from the footage that there's basically no juice left in his legs after playing 96 minutes, but Rooney sent a high, swerving ball into the box for Luciano Acosta to head into the corner - completing his hat-trick. (more...)
Zach Smith to meet With Ohio State investigators Zach Smith to meet With Ohio State investigators
- August 13, 2018

On the same day, Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while the university investigates Meyer's conduct. And, according to his attorney Bradley Koffel, Smith will answer any and all questions from the committee. Meyer released a statement last week saying he has "always followed proper reporting protocols and procedures when I have learned of an incident involving a student-athlete, coach or member of our staff by elevating the issues to the proper channels". (more...)
Bakayoko completes medical ahead of AC Milan loan switch Bakayoko completes medical ahead of AC Milan loan switch
- August 13, 2018

The Italian club will have the option to buy the player for around £36million at the end of the season according to Sky Sports in Italy. The tough-tackling midfielder started 25 Premier League games in his first season in the Premier League with Chelsea , but failed to make a lasting impression. (more...)
Dele Alli: 'Tottenham Hotspur have got to improve' Dele Alli: 'Tottenham Hotspur have got to improve'
- August 13, 2018

But Pochettino stuck up for the England captain and World Cup Golden Boot victor when he said: 'For me, he is in his best form whether he scores or doesn't score. Hopefully I can score a couple more . Mauricio Pochettino said that Brexit, along with the cost of Tottenham's new stadium, were central to the club failing to sign any new players in the transfer window. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo scores on Juventus debut and is mobbed by pitch invaders
- August 13, 2018

Such was the dominance of the Agnellis over the town that deceased former club chairman Gianni Agnelli was mayor between 1945 and 1980. There should be more fans at the match than the entire population of Villar Perosa, with the 5,000 tickets available long-since sold out and even more supporters desperate to try and catch a glimpse of their new idol. (more...)
England vs India, 2nd Test: 5 Unnoticed things from the match England vs India, 2nd Test: 5 Unnoticed things from the match
- August 13, 2018

James Anderson (4-23) once again toyed with the opposition, taking his match tally to nine, and equally effective was Stuart Broad (4-44). India were dismissed for 130 on Sunday's fourth day, having been skittled out for just 107 first-time around. (more...)
Rafael Nadal topples birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto final Rafael Nadal topples birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto final
- August 13, 2018

Nadal doesn't know what's next for him as the Cincinnati Masters remains an option, but he is in an ideal position as he takes his hard-court success into the U.S. He was able to extend the match broke Nadal at 5-5 in the second set. Nadal snatched a quick break in the third game with precision hitting from the baseline. (more...)
Harvick wins NASCAR race at Michigan Harvick wins NASCAR race at Michigan
- August 13, 2018

Rounding out the top 10 in order were: Brad Keselowski , Kyle Busch , Austin Dillon , Ryan Blaney , Kurt Busch , Aric Almirola , Denny Hamlin , Chase Elliott and Joey Logano . The seven-time Cup champion was running in the top 15 late in the race when a loose wheel led to an unscheduled pit stop and a 28th-place finish a week after he was 30th at Watkins Glen. (more...)
David Moyes has made a very bold prediction for Manchester United's season David Moyes has made a very bold prediction for Manchester United's season
- August 13, 2018

Kevin Kilbane believes that Liverpool FC will be Manchester City's closest challengers for the Premier League title this season. Having previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Guardiola is used to high expectations. "I said many times, we can not spend every season what we spent last season". The interior designers recruited into The Theatre of Dreams have obviously been more productive than chairman Ed Woodward this season in giving United a makeover, and the results are sure to ... (more...)
5 positives to take from Manchester United's win over Leicester City 5 positives to take from Manchester United's win over Leicester City
- August 13, 2018

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away during the transfer window, with both Barcelona and former club Juventus reportedly interested, but looks set to remain with his current employers. Pogba eventually dispatched the spot kick in the opening minutes of United's Premier League clash with Leicester but teammate Alexis Sanchez clearly felt like he should have been given the opportunity. (more...)

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