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Modric, Ronaldo and Salah final UEFA Player of the Year nominees Modric, Ronaldo and Salah final UEFA Player of the Year nominees
- August 20, 2018

Real Madrid midfielder Modric , new Juventus striker Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Salah were chosen by a panel of 80 coaches and 55 journalists. Messi has twice won the award, while he finished runner-up to Ronaldo last season. The remainder of the players making up the top 10 in the voting were: Antoine Griezmann, Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Kevin De Bruyne, Raphaël Varane, Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos . (more...)
Federer sets up finals clash with Djokovic Federer sets up finals clash with Djokovic
- August 20, 2018

Djokovic, who beat 2016 victor Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to earn his place in the final, leads a rivalry with Federer by a thin 23-22 margin with the Serb winning three of their last four meetings. About her opponent Halep said: 'She did great in French Open last year or two years ago. "I think also I'm less stressed", she said. Frustrated by his ragged play early in his semi-final win over Milos Raonic, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court, sending pieces of the frame into the air. (more...)
Djokovic beats Federer for historic Masters sweep Djokovic beats Federer for historic Masters sweep
- August 20, 2018

He had won each of the other eight tournaments - which include contests in Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Italy, Canada, Shanghai, and Paris - multiple times. Federer broke for a 2-0 lead in the second set but gave the break back immediately as he double faulted to give Djokovic a break point which the Serb promptly converted. (more...)
Kiki Bertens stuns world number one Simona Halep for Cincinnati title Kiki Bertens stuns world number one Simona Halep for Cincinnati title
- August 20, 2018

Romania's Halep, 26, has now lost three finals in Cincinnati have previously missed out in 2015 and 2017. "I had a match [point], so I was there", Halep said. Halep is seeking her first Cincinnati championship after losing in the finals previous year and 2015. Another swing came early in the tie-break as Bertens reeled off four points in a row to establish a 4-2 lead and, having later saved Championship point, she took the set. (more...)
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri resists urge to smoke during win over Arsenal Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri resists urge to smoke during win over Arsenal
- August 20, 2018

It is only two games. We started to work all together two weeks ago. After his World Cup exertions, Hazard has been left on the bench for both of Chelsea's opening Premier League victories under Maurizio Sarri . In that 15 minutes we were not able to do this. "We were really in trouble". Marcos Alonso netted the victor nine minutes from time at Stamford Bridge after Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi had cancelled out earlier efforts from Pedro and Alvaro Morata in a thrilling ... (more...)
Nun's awesome first pitch before White Sox game
- August 20, 2018

Then the nun wound up and threw a ideal strike to White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito. 'She had a whole routine, ' he told MLB.com. She had it planned out. 'I'm like, "Wait a minute". "She wanted to warm up". "She said , 'Sure.' Seems to be a really nice lady". The Royals may have won the game 3-1, but the story was Sister Mary Jo. (more...)
Adrian Peterson to work out for Redskins on Monday
- August 20, 2018

Despite only rushing for 601 yards and appearing in just 13 games over the last two seasons , Peterson clearly thinks he can still be a valuable asset to some team in the league this year. And with Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall recovering from ankle injuries and Chris Thompson still on the mend after breaking his fibula, the 33-year-old Peterson may be a viable option for Washington. (more...)
Liverpool's Grujic completes Hertha Berlin loan Liverpool's Grujic completes Hertha Berlin loan
- August 20, 2018

Instead, the 22-year-old will link up with Pal Dardai's team pending global clearance. Jurgen Klopp views the midfielder as being part of his squad next season and decided Berlin was the best place for him to continue his development for the current campaign. (more...)
Pochettino: Spurs back-ups can leave or wait until I am sacked Pochettino: Spurs back-ups can leave or wait until I am sacked
- August 20, 2018

But I told you, it's not to say "Gaffer, you are so aggressive in your position". "The responsibility is for Jesus [Perez, assistant manager] who coordinates everything to tell me "this player can play and it's not a risk". "Players that don't play need to wait until I am sacked or go elsewhere to find another solution". I think Tottenham will win this one but I still think Fulham will be alright. (more...)
Winx surpasses Black Caviar with record-breaking win Winx surpasses Black Caviar with record-breaking win
- August 20, 2018

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was only one of three starts Winx had during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival and Waller proclaims that her relatively light campaigns have enabled her to race into her seventh year. "I'm lost for words". Formerly the Warwick Stakes, Chris Waller's mighty mare has already won this race twice. Peter shares in the ownership of Winx with his good friends Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis. (more...)
Arsenal want new Ramsey deal, Chelsea and Man United keen Arsenal want new Ramsey deal, Chelsea and Man United keen
- August 20, 2018

That is exactly why Jose Mourinho has shortlisted a potentially cheaper alternative amid serious rumours linking the World Cup victor with a move away. The likes of Barcelona , Chelsea , Liverpool and now Manchester United are all waiting and watching to see what will happen next with his negotiations with Arsenal . (more...)
Son's Asian Games hopes rocked by minnows Malaysia Son's Asian Games hopes rocked by minnows Malaysia
- August 20, 2018

Malaysia's goals were netted by Muhammad Safawi Rashid in the 5th minute, and Rasid Muhammad Safawi in the 45th minute, while the only goal for South Korea was scored by Hwang Ui Jo in the 87th minute. "That was my mistake. I regret that", Kim said through a translator. "We'll have to walk on a hard pathway with this result, but we'll get through", he said. (more...)
Sarri identifies exactly where Chelsea need to improve after win over Arsenal Sarri identifies exactly where Chelsea need to improve after win over Arsenal
- August 20, 2018

On Sarri's impact, Morata added: 'He works with the ball always and when you always have the ball you have more chances and the strikers have more chances. 'I am very happy and it's just the beginning of the new season. Sarri admitted his side's defensive display as they surrendered a 2-0 lead was "horrible", as the Italian offered up this honest assessment of a insane game. (more...)
Canadians Wickens, Hinchcliffe involved in scary crash at Pocono Canadians Wickens, Hinchcliffe involved in scary crash at Pocono
- August 20, 2018

Wickens was on the inside of Ryan Hunter-Reay as the two entered turn 2 in the early laps of the race. Wickens' vehicle drove over Hunter-Reay and went air born just as cars were reaching top speed. Pocono Raceway president Ben May says that about 80 feet of fence and a few posts were damaged. Wickens' accident was eerily similar to the crash that claimed the life of British driver Dan Wheldon in 2011. (more...)
Manchester United fans furious with Eric Bailly's performance vs Brighton Manchester United fans furious with Eric Bailly's performance vs Brighton
- August 20, 2018

When I can not do that, don't push me to the other side because I will not go to the other side. "If I was in your position, I think this game today would give me quite a lot of material to write about". The Premier League can be an unforgiving place when you get stuck in a run of poor form but Brighton can head to Liverpool on Saturday with confidence they can upset Jurgen Klopp's side. (more...)
Steve Hansen warns All Blacks after Bledisloe Cup win Steve Hansen warns All Blacks after Bledisloe Cup win
- August 20, 2018

Go and get it, win it, if you don't win it go get the ball some other how", he said. Folau fell awkwardly after an aerial contest during the second half of the 38-13 loss at Sydney's Olympic stadium and hobbled off the ground. Their backs are against the wall and they're going to improve. "It's about being on, us staying on in the mind all the time around what we need to bring". (more...)
McLaren officially confirms Carlos Sainz for 2019! McLaren officially confirms Carlos Sainz for 2019!
- August 19, 2018

McLaren has no need to make commitments just yet, so the 2018 Formula 1 season may wave adieu before we find out who will be Sainz's teammate in 2019. The multi-year deal to replace the Spaniard will see Sainz team up with Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne to form one of the youngest pairings on the grid. (more...)
AJ McCarron of Buffalo Bills suffers right collarbone fracture AJ McCarron of Buffalo Bills suffers right collarbone fracture
- August 19, 2018

The former fifth-round pick had limited regular season experience during his first four years in the National Football League, starting three games for the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2015. Corey Coleman was traded from the Browns to the Bills at the start of training camp, which was documented on Hard Knocks . A backup for the first four years of his pro career behind Andy Dalton , McCarron had a real chance to start for the Bills this season ahead of first-round pick Josh Allen and ... (more...)
Is it time up for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United? Is it time up for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United?
- August 19, 2018

Alexis Sanchez missed out on Manchester United's visit to Brighton on Sunday because of a "little problem". Knockaert was brought down 25 yards out, getting up to curl the free kick over the bar, but three minutes from the break Brighton had a penalty when Eric Bailly fouled Gross as he broke through - and the Brighton man blasted the kick in off De Gea. (more...)
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town: Michael Owen predicts scoreline Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town: Michael Owen predicts scoreline
- August 19, 2018

Silva missed chunks of City's title-winning season to visit his son and partner in Valencia, with Mateo spending five months in hospital after being born in December. De Bruyne , who came on as a substitute in City's 2-0 victory over Arsenal in their first league match of the season last weekend, suffered the injury in training this week. (more...)
Southampton vs. Burnley - Football Match Report Southampton vs. Burnley - Football Match Report
- August 19, 2018

Southampton's Ryan Bertrand (left) and Burnley's Johann Gudmundsson tussle for the ball during the Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Burnley at St Mary's, Southampton, England. In the 72nd minute, the on-loan Liverpool man drifted out of the area and chipped a great ball to the back post but Hart got down to block a shot from Jack Stephens. (more...)
3rd Test, day 2 at Trent Bridge 3rd Test, day 2 at Trent Bridge
- August 19, 2018

On the other hand the Trent Bridge pitch appeared patchy and sported a decent covering of grass, apparently 2mm more than in 2015 when Stuart Broad so famously ran amok. But his first nine overs cost 45 runs as he strove to impress, and he was the only England bowler who failed to take a wicket on day one. They've scored at a good rate too. (more...)
Wilder And Fury Go Face-To-Face As Fight Is Confirmed Wilder And Fury Go Face-To-Face As Fight Is Confirmed
- August 19, 2018

Wilder belted out his trademark "BOMBZQUAD" while Fury was weighing-in before exchanging words with John Fury who had to be restrained. "This is on, this fight is official". "They called, I answered". I said "send me a contract", they sent me a contract. "And now he gets his chance to fight the lineal heavyweight champion of the world". (more...)
Mourinho slams new Manchester City TV documentary "You can't buy class"
- August 19, 2018

Jose Mourinho has suggested that finishing second in the Premier League last time out has left Manchester United "in a difficult" position this season. De Bruyne has proved a pivotal figure at City since his then club-record switch from Wolfsburg, with his influence only growing during Guardiola's tenure. (more...)
Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win over Alaves Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win over Alaves
- August 19, 2018

Many were surprised at Valverde's decision to drop the Barcelona No 7, particularly given how he impressed towards the tail end of last season. The Barcelona boss said: "The two possibilities were Sergi Roberto or Coutinho". Barca looked more incisive and risky but it still took a moment of genius from all-time top scorer and new captain Messi to break the deadlock. "Sometimes we get too used to seeing it, he does things like he did today and we want him to pull a rabbit of the hat ... (more...)

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