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Poet's Word set for hat-trick Poet's Word set for hat-trick
- August 24, 2018

Will it rain in time to boost Ebor hopes of Lord Yeats? Now unbeaten in two starts at York , Roaring Lion had won the 1 5/16-mile Betfred Dante Stakes (G2) by 4 ½ lengths in May. "He worked very well the other morning under Rab Havlin". "The Melbourne Cup has always been the plan for Cross Counter and hopefully this will put an extra half-kilo on his back and get him into the race", said Appleby. (more...)
Giants, Odell Beckham Progressing Toward Record-Breaking Contract Giants, Odell Beckham Progressing Toward Record-Breaking Contract
- August 24, 2018

The 25-year-old's years-long contract saga, which has included threatened holdouts, devastating injury, trade rumors and more, seemingly will end in the coming weeks. The season before, he caught 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns. Beckham missed most of past year with a fractured ankle, and has spent the entire offseason rehabbing. (more...)
NFL player Richie Incognito wanted his dad's head cut off
- August 24, 2018

Alone with funeral home employee Michael Wells, Wells alleged that Incognito made a gun with his fingers, pointed it at him and said he had guns in his truck. In the past decade, Incognito played for the St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. It appeared he got his life back in order while playing for the Bills, but since walking away from football previous year, Incognito has repeatedly been involved in very odd and very concerning situations. (more...)
Liverpool end talks with Borussia Dortmund over Divock Origi transfer Liverpool end talks with Borussia Dortmund over Divock Origi transfer
- August 24, 2018

Dortmund, according to widespread reports, are now targeting Barcelona frontman Paco Alcacer as an alternative option. According to David Lynch of the London Evening Standard , "Liverpool were willing to allow Origi, who spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg, to depart the club this summer on the right terms". (more...)
Man City captain Kompany: I want to retire here Man City captain Kompany: I want to retire here
- August 24, 2018

On top of his leadership and ability on the field, Kompany is a key symbolical figure as the only player to have joined the club before Sheikh Mansour's takeover poured in billions of pounds to make City's squad and facilities the envy of the Premier League. (more...)
French Open bans Serena Williams' black catsuit
- August 24, 2018

She dedicated the catsuit to "all the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and had to come back and try to be fierce". The French Open, however, won't let Williams continue to send that message , as the tournament has announced that limitations will be imposed on what players can wear. (more...)
Canadian billionaire takes over, rebranded Force India to remain in F1 Canadian billionaire takes over, rebranded Force India to remain in F1
- August 24, 2018

It will be treated as a new team and take to the grid this weekend with zero points. But Szafnauer, who has been formally appointed by the new owners as team principal in place of Vijay Mallya, said that he didn't want people to change the way they referred to the squad. (more...)
Cousin of Manchester City owner fails in offer for Liverpool Cousin of Manchester City owner fails in offer for Liverpool
- August 24, 2018

Whilst FSG have no intentions of selling their majority stake in the club, a £2 billion valuation sees a significant rise in the club's value from 8 years ago - when the Reds were sold for £300m to the then known New England Sports Ventures (NESV). (more...)
Man Utd Manager Jose Mourinho 'Will Not Quit' Despite Rumblings of Discontent Man Utd Manager Jose Mourinho 'Will Not Quit' Despite Rumblings of Discontent
- August 24, 2018

Mourinho was reportedly left frustrated by Woodward's stalling in the transfer market, as he refused to bring in the desired defensive reinforcements that were on the United manager's wishlist, and Neville believes that the fallout between the two should spark the need for an overhaul of the system in place at Old Trafford. (more...)
Man Utd boss Mourinho responds to Woodward, Pogba tension Man Utd boss Mourinho responds to Woodward, Pogba tension
- August 24, 2018

No problem at all", said Mourinho on the subject. You are pessimistic, I'm not'. Regarding his own thoughts on that surprise defeat, Mourinho insisted that he was looking squarely ahead of him now. "I read something the other day, that his methods are outdated and I think that's the most disrespectful thing ever". Is it the right game at the right time then? Of course, a hard match, a team that last season finished in the top-four'. (more...)
Hugo Lloris charged with drink driving Hugo Lloris charged with drink driving
- August 24, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink driving after police reportedly pulled him over in central London at 2.30am this morning. Lloris , who earns £100,000-per-week at Tottenham, starred in goal for France at this summer's World Cup as Les Bleus lifted the Jules Rimet trophy in Russian Federation. (more...)
Never say never as Alonso refuses to close door on F1
- August 24, 2018

Fernando Alonso remains in the headlines and Red Bull's Helmut Marko has lifted the lid on negotiations from the past that nearly saw the Spaniard join his team instead of Ferrari . Red Bull picked Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly to replace Ricciardo, having opted to stick to its policy of promoting its own talent. Alonso laughed off the speculation on Twitter, but the hashtag he used now indicates that he had already turned down Red Bull rather than the other way round. (more...)
United must beat Spurs to keep pace with rivals - Fred United must beat Spurs to keep pace with rivals - Fred
- August 24, 2018

But Fred insists he is not one of the reportedly disgruntled Red Devils as he is happy at Old Trafford. That is according to former England, Bolton and Everton manager Sam Allardyce. "I think he will leave the players because what he needs now is get them right for a week on Monday, a big game against Tottenham, and it is only the second game of the season". (more...)
Eagles’ Carson Wentz Cleared For 11-On-11 Drills Eagles’ Carson Wentz Cleared For 11-On-11 Drills
- August 24, 2018

This is obviously a very encouraging development. Not to mention, Philadelphia has plenty of questions still in need of answering when it comes to players getting healthy before that meeting against the Falcons, including Carson Wentz at quarterback. (more...)
National Basketball Association considering three rule changes for 2018-19 season National Basketball Association considering three rule changes for 2018-19 season
- August 24, 2018

The 10-second shot-clock reduction during offensive rebounds is not only expected to create a faster pace to the game, but also make the game more competitive, as teams will no longer will be able to milk 24 seconds off the shot clock through an offensive rebound. (more...)
Liverpool 'not for sale' as Sheikh bid details emerge
- August 24, 2018

Goal understands that the meeting was informal and that Sheikh Khaled's "proposal of interest" was handled, as all such proposals are, by Allen and Company, the New York-based investment bank hired by FSG to advise on numerous issues, including investment enquiries. (more...)
Chris Ashton banned for seven weeks for tip tackle Chris Ashton banned for seven weeks for tip tackle
- August 24, 2018

Ashton can not play until October 9 so his only chance to show what he has to offer would be a Challenge Cup game at Perpignan three days later. The RFU have handed Chris Ashton a massive ban after he appeared before an independent disciplinary panel today. (more...)
England skipper Joe Root joins Sydney Thunder England skipper Joe Root joins Sydney Thunder
- August 24, 2018

Buttler is regarded as one of the finest T20 players in the world and this will be his second stint with Thunder. Both players will be available for seven games before heading to the West Indies with England in January. England will tour West Indies for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20 from January to March. The schedule has yet to be announced but this gap in global commitments could allow Root and Buttler to play up to seven matches for the Thunder in the first half of the Big Bash. (more...)
Patriots deny interest in Dez Bryant after cutting Kenny Britt Patriots deny interest in Dez Bryant after cutting Kenny Britt
- August 24, 2018

In fact, Bryant had the same amount of catches last season as Gronkowski, who led the team, and only two Pats players had more TD catches in 2017 than Bryant. Britt, entering his 10th National Football League season, joined New England past year, catching two passes in the regular season in three games. The former Rutgers standout has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in a season once in his career, totalling 1,002 with the Rams in 2016. (more...)
Steelers sign Vince Williams to new four-year contract Steelers sign Vince Williams to new four-year contract
- August 24, 2018

The only remaining player who is healthy and fits into that category is tight end Jesse James. "I want to die a Pittsburgh Steeler", he said. "I really feel like I can relate to the people of Pittsburgh". That deal was scheduled to expire after this season. Williams became a star on this defense last season. He started all 16 games past year, finishing with 88 tackles, also a single-season high. (more...)
Asian Games 2018: Bopanna-Sharan enter final Asian Games 2018: Bopanna-Sharan enter final
- August 24, 2018

India's top-ranked women's singles player, Anikta breezed past Eudice Chong 6-4 6-1 of Hong Kong in their quarter-final match. India have medal hopes in kabaddi, shooting, tennis , and perhaps even weightlifting - on Friday. India also clinched a medal in a game that many would have been unfamiliar of. While in a big upset, Ramanathan Ramkumar was knocked out of the men's singles event. (more...)
Gerrard rallies Rangers for final Europa League push Gerrard rallies Rangers for final Europa League push
- August 24, 2018

Five minutes before the interval the pattern changed, to Rangers' profit, when Kent went outside Jemal Tabidze to force a corner kick which Alfredo Morelos met with a header that was blocked, but not held, by Alexander Belenov . "I'm not for going there and coming away with regrets and it being a shame". "I was disappointed with my team in the first 45 minutes", he said. I thought we were a bit flat and we waited for the crowd to lift us instead of us lifting the crowd. (more...)
NCAA announces new ranking system instead of RPI NCAA announces new ranking system instead of RPI
- August 24, 2018

The new system was approved in late July and was developed by "Division I Men's Basketball Committee, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, top basketball analytics experts and Google Cloud Professional Services". NET will give equal importance to early and late-season games, and caps wins at 10 points to prevent teams from running up the score. Team sheets will also still include other metrics, including ESPN's RPI and Strength of Record, as well as those from Kevin Pauga, Ken ... (more...)
Unai Emery opens up on Arsenal tactics Unai Emery opens up on Arsenal tactics
- August 24, 2018

Hector Bellerin was exposed defensively last weekend so there are calls for Stephan Lichtsteiner to come in but I think Emery will stick with the young Spaniard. For Saturday's trip to Arsenal - Wilshere's former club - Pellegrini could deploy the 26-year-old in front of a back four as Pirlo was used when starring for Juventus . (more...)
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer suspended for 3 games Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer suspended for 3 games
- August 24, 2018

Following an executive session of its Board of Trustees that lasted almost a dozen hours, Ohio State announced Wednesday night that Meyer will be retained as the Buckeyes' head football coach. "Vengeance against her ex-husband regrettably resulted in collateral damage to Urban Meyer , Gene Smith & The Ohio State University". Charges were not filed in that case. (more...)

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