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Guardiola calm despite Man City stumble against Wolves
- August 25, 2018

Although Wolves were in a different division to their opponents last season they did take on the Citizens , when the two sides did battle in the Carabao Cup at the Etihad Stadium. 'In the last game, Raz [Raheem Sterling] didn't play as he was in a tough, tough game against Arsenal when he was outstanding. It was in fact the home side who threatened first, having a goal disallowed after 20 minutes. (more...)
Leaving Real Madrid an 'easy decision', reveals Ronaldo Leaving Real Madrid an 'easy decision', reveals Ronaldo
- August 25, 2018

He was like a father to me. "He helped me a lot at Manchester United". He's still to open his account in competitive football for new club Juventus , but that surely won't be far away after he made his Serie A debut for the Turin giants at Chievo last weekend. (more...)
Bears to rest most of starters against Chiefs Bears to rest most of starters against Chiefs
- August 25, 2018

Except for the Bears and Ravens - their opponent in the opener - all other National Football League teams began their preseason schedules a week later and therefore started training camp a week later. They also reported to training camp a week before every team except the Ravens because the teams played an extra preseason game, the Hall of Fame Game, on August 2. (more...)
Johnson and Koepka in the mix at Northern Trust Johnson and Koepka in the mix at Northern Trust
- August 25, 2018

Tiger Woods posted an even-par 71 on Thursday at The Northern Trust, but with the lead moving to 10-under par on Friday, Woods needed to go low at Ridgewood Country Club to give himself a chance over the weekend. Woods, who started on the back nine, picked up his first stroke with a birdie at the par-five 17th where his third shot from 30 yards out rolled just past the hole. (more...)
Serena No Longer Allowed To Wear Catsuit At French Open
- August 25, 2018

In her first grand slam tournament back after the birth of her daughter, Serena wore an eye-catching black catsuit under searing Paris heat to make heads turn. "And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from travelling to my lungs". "It's a fun suit but it's also functional so I can be able to play without any problems". (more...)
Curtis Haper leaves ring before fight starts, gets disqualified
- August 25, 2018

Harper seemed to be uneasy as he looked over at his opponent, so after taking a second look and hearing the bell ring, he swiftly went through the ropes and quit right there on the spot. Harper told boxing commentator Jordan Hardy afterward that he was being paid enough to fight Ajagba and that he wants respect. His purse will be withheld by the Minnesota Office of Combative Sports, and he'll likely face a suspension and a fine. (more...)
Can Virat Kohli's India match Don Bradman's Australia ? Can Virat Kohli's India match Don Bradman's Australia ?
- August 25, 2018

After going 0-2 down, Bradman came back with a captain's knock and smashed 270 at Melbourne to set up a massive 365-run win for Australia and gave the Australians hope of a comeback. The Trent Bridge 200 took his tally for the series to 440, including two centuries, and returned him to the top of the ICC Test rankings for batsmen . (more...)
Gary Rowett: 'Stoke City must earn back fan trust' Gary Rowett: 'Stoke City must earn back fan trust'
- August 25, 2018

After four games in the Championship , McClean's side have gleamed just two measly points, and last night's crushing loss to Wigan Athletic seemed to have been the straw to break the camel's back. Rowett, who has struggled to initiate the revival process at the club, admitted that he understands the frustration the fans are going through but also added that their booing will not help the team in any possible way. (more...)
Cheika still the right man for Australia - Polota-Nau Cheika still the right man for Australia - Polota-Nau
- August 25, 2018

Rookie winger Jack Maddocks also supported the besieged Wallabies coaching staff. "There has never ever been a question about that so I don't know where that has come from". Fresh from a shellacking at the hands of the All Blacks in Sydney, Cheika has been lambasted at home and overseas, with Rugby Australia officials forced to pledge their full support while the Wallabies prepare to venture into the graveyard that is Eden Park for Bledisloe II. (more...)
Cleveland Browns: Players who can win a job in Preseason Week 3 Cleveland Browns: Players who can win a job in Preseason Week 3
- August 25, 2018

He underwent X-rays in the team's locker room shortly thereafter and was cleared to play by Cleveland's medical staff, returning a series later. "They needed his leadership". Garrett again came from behind on an unsuspecting Foles to take the quarterback to the ground for his second sack of the first half. He is relentless - he's a very relentless player, I have seen that over the last couple of weeks ... (more...)
Rafa Benitez confirms DeAndre Yedlin boost for Newcastle Rafa Benitez confirms DeAndre Yedlin boost for Newcastle
- August 25, 2018

We will need more of a cutting edge than we had against Cardiff though, and I am hoping Rafa Benitez gives Salomon Rondon his first start, replacing Joselu, who was ineffective last time out. The Blues face Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday where they haven't won in their previous five visits. "I think Newcastle are struggling". (more...)
City Targeting Navas Loan Deal To Resolve Back-Up Keeper Woes City Targeting Navas Loan Deal To Resolve Back-Up Keeper Woes
- August 25, 2018

As a result, City could move for the Costa-Rican to fill that void. Navas has made 144 appearances for Los Blancos since joining in 2014, but the 31-year-old's future at the Bernabeu has been called into question following the recent arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea. (more...)
Ten years on, Federer focused on sixth US Open title Ten years on, Federer focused on sixth US Open title
- August 25, 2018

We take a look at 10 players you might not know too much about, but who we believe stand a chance of causing an upset or two over the course of the fortnight in NY. "I do feel like I am playing close to my best, I still feel I can play better". "I hope so. I'm doing everything I can to make it be", he said. "I won the U.S. (more...)
Alex Zverev hires Lendl in run-up to US Open Alex Zverev hires Lendl in run-up to US Open
- August 25, 2018

Zverev gave no details of what role Lendl will play, but the 58-year-old Czech legend, an eight-time Grand Slam victor, has a wealth of experience having coached former world No.1 Andy Murray in two separate stints. Johanna Konta has been forced to withdraw from the Connecticut Open with a viral illness, as her preparation for the US Open took a hit. The world No. (more...)
Packers not shopping WR Randall Cobb
- August 25, 2018

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network , however, the Packers have not put Cobb on the trade block and expect him to remain on their roster this season. Entering his eighth National Football League season, Cobb has seen his numbers dip significantly over the past two seasons. In 15 games, he only had 653 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 66 receptions. (more...)
Tyrod Taylor suffered dislocated pinky, Browns 'comfortable and confident' he'll be OK
- August 25, 2018

While Taylor's injury sounds relatively minor, it will still likely keep him out of the team's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions as a precaution. Jackson said there was relief that Taylor wasn't more seriously hurt. "Anytime your quarterback gets nicked like that, you're always concerned", Jackson said after the game, via the Akron Beacon Journal . (more...)
John Daly, 52, is leading a European Tour event John Daly, 52, is leading a European Tour event
- August 25, 2018

Daly, the 1991 US PGA victor and 1995 British Open champion, shares the lead - and the course record - with 2015 Czech Masters champion Thomas Pieters of Belgium, England's Callum Tarren and Malaysian Gavin Green. "I had a couple of really good holes, good birdies, and made some putts, but I had a couple of bad decisions that led to a double". "I don't feel any extra pressure, I'm sure Thomas doesn't want me on his team!" Also among the group two shots off the lead are Europe's ... (more...)
‘I sincerely apologize:’ Urban Meyer releases statement following suspension
- August 25, 2018

This time, however, Meyer apologized directly to Smith's ex-wife, Courtney - something he should have done during Wednesday's press conference to announce his three-game suspension . I fell short in pursuing full information because at each juncture, I gave Zach Smith the benefit of the doubt. "If I had known more, I would have taken action much quicker". (more...)
Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start
- August 25, 2018

It left the American in a group of 13 players, trailing just one stroke adrift the leading foursome of compatriots Kevin Tway , Jamie Lovemark , Vaughan Taylor and Sean O'Hair. Koepka and Johnson have become good friends off the course, but the former would not feel too bad about knocking his countryman off his perch. And it came off low and hooked. (more...)
Phoenix Mercury Take Care of Dallas Wings Phoenix Mercury Take Care of Dallas Wings
- August 25, 2018

The Mercury was led by Diana Taurasi with 13 points. Cambage had 22 points and 12 rebounds while Griner had 17 points and five rebounds . The Mercury was fourth in the league in the regular season in scoring offense as they put up an average of 85.8 points per game. (more...)
Everton boss Marco Silva: 'Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes not ready until September' Everton boss Marco Silva: 'Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes not ready until September'
- August 25, 2018

He added that Lucas Digne and Bernard could be in contention for a place in the team for the visit of Rotherham in the League Cup next week. The Toffees face Bournemouth on Saturday at the Vitality Stadium. "If you've got a guy who can do the silky touches on the wing and help his team with regards to build-up, and also want to be in the penalty area to be on the end of crosses, you've found yourself a player". (more...)
Leaving Real Madrid was ‘easy decision’ - Cristiano Ronaldo Leaving Real Madrid was ‘easy decision’ - Cristiano Ronaldo
- August 25, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his son, Cristiano Jr, has inherited his competitive nature and hopes to see him follow in his footsteps by becoming a football player. The report is suggesting that 31-year-old Aspas will be available for around £35m after impressing since joining his boyhood club three years ago. Footage of the young Cristiano went viral in April this year when the eight-year-old showcased his skills on the Bernabeu pitch during half-time of a Real Madrid game last ... (more...)
Blackhawks, Bruins unveil old school Winter Classic logos
- August 25, 2018

The Blackhawks also unveiled a logo Friday. That's back when they were known as the Black Hawks. The logo shown by Chicago is not an exact copy of what was used by the club for those first few seasons although it's certainly the same idea. (more...)
FIFA ban Palestinian Football president for inciting violence against Lionel Messi FIFA ban Palestinian Football president for inciting violence against Lionel Messi
- August 24, 2018

It also vowed to "do everything in its power in the world football institutions to make Rajoub and the Palestinian FA accountable". Under the sanction, Rajoub can remain in office as PFA president but has restrictions imposed on his role. (more...)
Besiktas post picture of Loris Karius in home jersey on Twitter Besiktas post picture of Loris Karius in home jersey on Twitter
- August 24, 2018

Karius had the number 1 spot in Liverpool's starting XI nailed down last season, but Liverpool saw it necessary to replace him with Alisson Becker from AS Roma this summer and forked out a world record fee for the Brazilian. Then, after Liverpool had battled back to 1-1 before a Gareth Bale wondergoal put Madrid back in front, Karius allowed the Welshman to score his second of the game - the ex-Mainz stopper let what appeared to be a routine shot from Bale slip from his grasp and ... (more...)

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