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Nasir Jamshed: Ex-Pakistan opener banned for 10 years over spot-fixing Nasir Jamshed: Ex-Pakistan opener banned for 10 years over spot-fixing
- August 17, 2018

The anti-corruption body said that the Pakistani batsmen breached five of the seven anti-corruption codes of the PCB. The three-man tribunal made its ruling on Friday and besides suspending Jamshed from playing any level of cricket, he can not hold any management roles in Pakistan cricket for life as per the codes governing the cricketing body. (more...)
Aretha Franklin tribute this weekend at Detroit's Motown Museum Aretha Franklin tribute this weekend at Detroit's Motown Museum
- August 17, 2018

Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson - who was Franklin's friend for over 60 years - told USA Today she helped pay for many civil rights tours and campaigns while King was alive. Franklin has 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins. Franklin was born March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Detroit. And as fans remember their favourite performances, there's one which keeps popping up: Franklin's rendition of " Think " in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers . (more...)
Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship, breaks hole in process Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham Championship, breaks hole in process
- August 17, 2018

For comparison, 12 men have walked on the moon and only 10 have carded rounds less than 60 on the PGA Tour. "I better be smiling, " Snedeker said. The freakish incident came during an incredible run that saw Snedeker pick up seven shots in seven holes, with five birdies, an eagle and a par. (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino: 'Harry Kane is match-fit'
- August 17, 2018

However, contingency plans need to be put in place in case of further delays with Wembley already set to host a National Football League game between the Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars on that day. It's the only way we can add and can pay all the effort they are doing and they are going to do for the club". Pochettino however said he could not be sure this would be possible. (more...)
Serena thinking of slain sister shortly before lopsided loss Serena thinking of slain sister shortly before lopsided loss
- August 17, 2018

Williams, who has been making her tennis comeback after becoming a mother a year ago, reveals she learned of his release right before she hit the court on July 31 at a tournament in San Jose, Calif., causing her to lose her focus - and suffer the worst loss of her career to Johanna Konta , who beat the superstar 6-1, 6-0. (more...)
Canada’s Raonic, Shapovalov advance at Western and Southern Open Canada’s Raonic, Shapovalov advance at Western and Southern Open
- August 17, 2018

However in the 10th game Shapovalov found the break off Edmund's serve to take the opener. The 19-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., looked to have the second set well in hand, taking a 4-0 lead, but he let Edmund back into the match with a series of unforced errors. (more...)
Premier League referee Bobby Madley quits due to personal reasons Premier League referee Bobby Madley quits due to personal reasons
- August 17, 2018

In a statement the body responsible for league appointments of referees, Professional Game Match Officials, said: "Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL". Managing director of PGMOL, Mike Riley, is expected to discuss with Madley's former colleagues the reasons behind his departure in the coming days. (more...)
Thomas Partey eyes 'greater' season with Atletico Madrid Thomas Partey eyes 'greater' season with Atletico Madrid
- August 17, 2018

Having failed to replace Ronaldo after his big money move to Juventus in the summer, Real have also had to contend with a change of direction at management level with Julen Lopetegui taking over from Zidane, who exited the Bernabeu after their Champions League win over Liverpool. (more...)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee no more, confirms AIIMS | Former Prime Minister was 93 Atal Bihari Vajpayee no more, confirms AIIMS | Former Prime Minister was 93
- August 17, 2018

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to travel to the capital later on Thursday to pay a visit to the former prime minister at AIIMS. First to break the news of Atal Bihari Vajpayee passing away was DD news, which later retracted it and issued an apology over it. The three-time prime minister has been ailing since he suffered a stroke in 2009. (more...)
Arsenal boss, Emery, keeps faith in Cech for Chelsea return Arsenal boss, Emery, keeps faith in Cech for Chelsea return
- August 17, 2018

The 36-year-old appeared to struggle with Emery's new approach of playing the ball out from defence in Sunday's season opener, nearly scoring an own goal in the 2-0 defeat as he looked uncomfortable in possession. "Sam Allardyce was having a go at a manager who's just had his first game, playing against the best team in the league, trying to put a stamp on his philosophy into this club - let's see how Arsenal do in six months in six months' time, because I saw a lot of good in their play". (more...)
Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers suspended two games, fined Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers suspended two games, fined
- August 17, 2018

As he did so, Puig and Hundley exchanged words, which led to both players shoving each other and then both clubs' benches clearing. Of course, this is by no means excusing Puig's behavior as he should have been fined and suspended. The Giants stood 5 1/2 games back. He went after Hundley pretty hard and was certainly the first one to initiate contact. According to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, the DL move is retroactive to Monday, so Rodriguez could return as soon as August 23, when the ... (more...)
Tiger Woods' caddie once paid a heckler $25 to get lost Tiger Woods' caddie once paid a heckler $25 to get lost
- August 17, 2018

If you take into account the $3.4 million Woods has made on the course this season - the most he's made since raking in $8.6 million in 2013 - it's fair to say LaCava has probably made at least six figures for his work over the last eight months. (more...)
Arsenal star set for transfer u-turn with Napoli now in pole position Arsenal star set for transfer u-turn with Napoli now in pole position
- August 17, 2018

For weeks, David Ospina has attracted interest from across Europe with sides in Turkey closest to his signature. A deal for Liverpool's Simon Mignolet appears to be off with the arrival of Ospina. The Costa Rican global was never really given a proper chance to make it at Arsenal but the coaching staff under Arsene Wenger and now Unai Emery obviously didn't think he was good enough to make the grade. (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain 'preparing £100m Christian Eriksen swoop' Paris Saint-Germain 'preparing £100m Christian Eriksen swoop'
- August 17, 2018

Although they did not let go of a valuable player, Express now reports that PSG are readying a £100 million bid for the playmaker, Christian Eriksen . He was also the Player of the Season on both 2014 and 2017 for the club. The Danish global has been in exquisite form for the other North London side and has gone to score 14 goals and assists a further 13 more in just 47 appearances last season. (more...)
Aretha Franklin, "Queen of Soul", Dead at 76
- August 17, 2018

In 2000, Aretha Franklin returned for Blues Brothers 2000 , reprising the role of Mrs. Murphy, this time performing " Respect ". She did a weeklong stay there at the Apollo Theater. She was the first female artist to be admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , and had 88 Billboard chart hits during the rock era, more than any other female vocalist. (more...)
Agent provides update on Kevin De Bruyne injury Agent provides update on Kevin De Bruyne injury
- August 17, 2018

Walker was part of the England squad who reached the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years in Russian Federation this summer. Meanwhile, former City striker Craig Bellamy feels Guardiola is capable of finding a way for the Citizens to remain competitive without their midfield superstar. (more...)
ESPN Reportedly In Talks To Bring Back Chris Berman ESPN Reportedly In Talks To Bring Back Chris Berman
- August 17, 2018

For the first time in decades, Chris Berman spent the majority of the 2017 National Football League season on the sidelines for ESPN after he entered semi-retirement, no longer a regular presence on ESPN's shows. However, Skipper has since left the company, and apparently, that's enough to get Berman back in the fold. The show's ratings dropped almost 12 percent in his absence with Sam Ponder as the host. (more...)
Serena Williams falls to Petra Kvitova in Western & Southern Open second round Serena Williams falls to Petra Kvitova in Western & Southern Open second round
- August 17, 2018

Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. It was a very unusual match, with no less than 21 break points and 12 breaks of serve and it was Andy who kept himself more composed in the closing stages of both sets to score straight sets win. (more...)
Paul Scholes: Manchester United will not challenge for the title this season Paul Scholes: Manchester United will not challenge for the title this season
- August 17, 2018

Jose Mourinho's side also made the FA Cup final but were beaten by Chelsea thanks to Eden Hazard's penalty, which Jones gave away. Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports , Smith said: "I do not think it will be a particularly entertaining campaign for United fans, but they had a great defensive record last season and although he did not get his centre-half, there is no reason why they will not be as hard to beat". (more...)
Davis Cup makeover plans backed by ITF Davis Cup makeover plans backed by ITF
- August 17, 2018

By voting in favor of these reforms, we will be able to work with Kosmos to realize the huge potential of the competition and elevate it to new standards. The tournament will be played in one neutral venue, instead of the current format in which it is played all over the world and the final in one of the two participating countries. (more...)
Braves (Understandably) Furious Over Ronald Acuna’s Nasty Hit-By-Pitch Braves (Understandably) Furious Over Ronald Acuna’s Nasty Hit-By-Pitch
- August 17, 2018

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr . reacts after being hit by a pitch from Miami Marlins' Jose Urena during the first inning of a baseball game on August 15, 2018, in Atlanta. Jarlin Garcia (1-2) was the loser. After Tyler Flowers walked, Swanson cleared the centre field wall with his 10th homer. The hot streak raised Acuna's batting average for the season to.288, and he entered Wednesday's game with 19 home runs, 43 RBI and a.922 OPS in 67 games. (more...)
Mayor of Philadelphia Wants Nick Foles to Start Week 1 Mayor of Philadelphia Wants Nick Foles to Start Week 1
- August 17, 2018

To no one's surprise, after he confirmed that he still hasn't heard from Brady since the game, Foles said he really doesn't care about what happened in the past and what happens in the future. Foles was the hero of the Super Bowl for the Eagles last season, and the Patriots would surely like to test out their defense against him for a few series on Thursday. (more...)
Toni Kroos blasts Ozil Toni Kroos blasts Ozil
- August 17, 2018

Ozil fell offside with German fans and was booed during pre-World Cup friendlies after he and fellow midfielder Ilkay Gundogan posed for pictures with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, raising questions about the pair's loyalty to Germany . (more...)
Ravi Shastri Calls For Improved Show by Batsmen at Trent Bridge Ravi Shastri Calls For Improved Show by Batsmen at Trent Bridge
- August 17, 2018

The head coach was asked about Ajinkya Rahane , once India's best batsman in tough overseas conditions but now struggling for form. The practice match, which was initially a four-day affair, was cut short by a day upon the request of the Indian team management. (more...)
At 285 pounds, Zion Williamson shows his flying ability At 285 pounds, Zion Williamson shows his flying ability
- August 17, 2018

He committed to Duke last October. Williamson's teammates screamed and ran in excitement after he finished the jam. Whereas once National Basketball Association superstars were the people who could dunk from the free-throw line, youngsters like the incoming Duke Blue Devils freshman are doing it nowadays. (more...)

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