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Nico Hulkenberg slams 'nasty' and 'unsporting' Kevin Magnussen Nico Hulkenberg slams 'nasty' and 'unsporting' Kevin Magnussen
- July 31, 2017

Hulkenberg told the Dane that he was "once again, the most unsporting driver on the grid" in Sunday's race. Magnussen was entirely unapologetic, telling Hulkenberg to "suck my b****, honey", before his rival was led away by a Renault official. (more...)
Illness threatens to delay Alexis Sanchez's return to Arsenal
- July 31, 2017

The striker, who is also attracting attention from Paris Saint-Germain, has just one year left on his Arsenal contract and talks over a new deal have stalled. Sanchez hit 30 goals for the Gunners last season but cut a frustrated figure during a torrid run of results that saw the club fall out of the Premier League top four and humiliated in the Champions League as they lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern. (more...)
Wenger: Alexis has flu, 'staying' at Arsenal Wenger: Alexis has flu, 'staying' at Arsenal
- July 31, 2017

Asked by Standard Sport whether he would be arranging a meeting with Sanchez before the Chilean returns to training Wenger said: "I can't talk about that - I have meetings with all the players". Because transfers become so high, even for normal players, they will go to the end of the contract because no one will want to pay the amount of money that is demanded. (more...)
Inter Milan's Kondogbia scores greatest ever own goal in Singapore Inter Milan's Kondogbia scores greatest ever own goal in Singapore
- July 31, 2017

But the French midfielder Kondogbia was soon trending on Twitter with many calling his unintentional long-distance lob the best own goal of all time . Inter began a humid evening of action with the first real chance of the fixture and were unfortunate not to go in front after Antonio Candreva streaked into the Chelsea box before being denied by Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois . (more...)
Alexis Sanchez to ask to leave Arsenal in favour of City move
- July 30, 2017

If Arsenal have no other option than to sell, it could be to PSG and they could ask for up to £50m which would probably be a good deal all things considered, especially since he could be lost for nothing in one year's time. "For an individual player, it does not", said Wenger. "One day he will go". Wenger confirmed on Saturday evening that Sanchez, who was originally due back for training on Sunday, will not report at the club's London Colney training base until Tuesday. (more...)
Alves urges 'friend' Neymar to show courage
- July 30, 2017

Neymar is believed to have grown unhappy with his role at the Nou Camp, and is seeking a move to another Champions League club in order to improve his standing and prove himself to be the No 1 player on the planet. Barca have sought to play down the rumours, with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu telling the New York Times that the club are reluctant to part with a player of such talent. (more...)
Arsenal board determined not to cave into Alexis sale demands Arsenal board determined not to cave into Alexis sale demands
- July 30, 2017

Sanchez was due to be back at Arsenal's London Colney training base on Sunday after being given an extended break following the Confederations Cup, but his return has been delayed due to illness. But Wenger was keen to play down the importance of tying that quintet down to a new deal, and insisted that it is a problem for him to worry about rather than the players themselves. (more...)
Seahawks announce top-pick Malik McDowell injured in vehicular accident Seahawks announce top-pick Malik McDowell injured in vehicular accident
- July 30, 2017

The Seahawks released a statement on Sunday about rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell , who sustained injuries in an accident in MI a few weeks ago. Carroll declined to say what the long-term outlook is for McDowell at this point. The Seahawks confirmed McDowell is in MI receiving medical treatment. (more...)
India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs in Galle
- July 30, 2017

Kohli, in his last Test series against Australia, had an indifferent run but was back in his element in the first Test against Sri Lanka , scoring his 17th Test hundred in only his 58th match. "When I started playing cricket, I thought that Test cricket is always something that I wanted to play". There are no prizes for guessing the game they had played. (more...)
Price: I Could Have Confronted Eckersley 'Probably A Different Way Price: I Could Have Confronted Eckersley 'Probably A Different Way
- July 30, 2017

What originally started the feud was Eckersley simply saying the word "Yuck" to describe a poor minor league rehab outing by Eduardo Rodriguez . Price, 31, will reportedly miss Friday's start against the Royals and be replaced by Brian Johnson. (more...)
Neymar storms out of training after bust-up
- July 30, 2017

Bookmakers are now very much of the opinion that Neymar will be making the move to Paris. New Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde looks on as Neymar wanders away clearly still unhappy with the events. Suarez, who joined Barca in 2014, said the club will still love Neymar even if he leaves. And pressed on if he thought his teammate would stay at the Camp Nou, the Croatian plumped for yes. (more...)
Geoffrey Kondogbia Scores One Of Most Incredible Own Goals Ever Geoffrey Kondogbia Scores One Of Most Incredible Own Goals Ever
- July 30, 2017

The Serie A side had been leading in comfortable fashion, with Stevan Jovetic and Ivan Perisic giving them a 2-0 lead inside the first hour. Chelsea fans criticised Antonio Conte for starting new signing Alvaro Morata on the left wing . (more...)
Neymar should speak out to clear the 'noise': Iniesta
- July 30, 2017

In the footage, Neymar can be seen being restrained by Sergio Busquets , another teammate, after several members of the team leapt into action to put an end to the conflict. He still has four years of his contract, so nothing else to say. Other media outlets have also reported that the trade is virtually a done-deal. Ahead of the Trophee des Champions clash with Monaco in Tangier, Silva told Le Parisien: "I play with him in the national team". (more...)
Pakistan court disqualifies PM Sharif from office Pakistan court disqualifies PM Sharif from office
- July 30, 2017

Abbasi is set to be rubber-stamped as placeholder in a parliamentary vote, with Sharif's ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) commanding a majority in the 342-seat house. Shahbaz Sharif has run Punjab - which accounts for more than half of Pakistan's 190 million population - since 2008, emerging as a competent administrator focused on building infrastructure. (more...)
Vikings extend contract of CB Xavier Rhodes Vikings extend contract of CB Xavier Rhodes
- July 30, 2017

Rhodes is scheduled to address the extension around 6 p.m. ET, following the Vikings' afternoon practice at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Rhodes' extension includes $41 million in guaranteed money and has an average of $14 million per season. (more...)
England set SA towering target to win third test England set SA towering target to win third test
- July 30, 2017

Going into day three, the South Africans are hanging by a thread at 126 runs for eight, some 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on. Alastair Cook was often accused of being a conservative captain but Root was no more enterprising in telling his batsmen to carry on until tea on the fourth day even though they already had more than the world record 418 to win a Test. (more...)
England has a firm grip on the third Test
- July 30, 2017

Johnson took six for 33 against Zimbabwe at Chester-le-Street in 2003. Bavuma was 34 not out and Morne Morkel unbeaten on 2, with the four-match series in the balance at 1-1 and the continued overcast conditions again favouring the faster bowlers. (more...)
Kyrie Watches Steph Do The LeBron Challenge Kyrie Watches Steph Do The LeBron Challenge
- July 30, 2017

The two-time MVP got his revenge on James and the Cleveland Cavaliers when the Warriors beat them in the NBA Finals, avenging last season's blown 3-1 lead. If you're not among the 8.8 million viewers (and counting) who've seen the original King James version of the video, here it is for comparison purposes. (more...)
White Sox trade Cabrera to Royals White Sox trade Cabrera to Royals
- July 30, 2017

He is still owed $5.2 million of his $15 million salary this season, and Chicago will pay half of that remaining salary. Cabrera, 32, is batting.295 with a.336 on-base percentage and 13 homers in 98 games for the White Sox. The Royals are second in the AL Central, three games back of Cleveland, and they hold a 2.5 game edge over the Rays for the final Wild Card spot. At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, he is averaging 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings this season. (more...)
Rob Ninkovich retires after 8 seasons with Patriots Rob Ninkovich retires after 8 seasons with Patriots
- July 30, 2017

Belichick noted that Ninkovich, who had stints with the Saints and Dolphins before coming to New England, came in without any fanfare before carving out a key role as a linebacker and defensive end. For the Patriots , the retirement means that the team loses its longest-tenured defender and now has to replace experience and leadership, consistency and productivity against the pass and the run. (more...)
Watch Hungarian Grand Prix on TV, online Watch Hungarian Grand Prix on TV, online
- July 30, 2017

He will now be looking to extend his slender one-point lead over Hamilton (176 points) in the drivers' standings . "We knew Ferrari would be quick after seeing their pace this morning, so considering that fact I think we did pretty well to lock out row two". (more...)
England leads South Africa by 252 runs in rain-hit 3rd test England leads South Africa by 252 runs in rain-hit 3rd test
- July 30, 2017

This was also a good day for Root who demonstrated a firm but instinctive touch in taking Jimmy Anderson off after just three overs of the new ball at the start of the Proteas reply and replacing him with Roland-Jones to such effect. Roland-Jones had Kuhn trapped in front early in the third session and Amla followed when he tickled the paceman behind. He then produced an even better cover-driven four off James Anderson, with England's record Test wicket-taker hit on the up. (more...)
Sonny Gray Trade Conversations Reportedly 'Heaviest' with Yankees Sonny Gray Trade Conversations Reportedly 'Heaviest' with Yankees
- July 30, 2017

With important weekend games on the schedule this is the latest round of trade rumors for the three pitchers. The speculation surrounding Alonso, a free agent this winter, has been light in recent weeks except for the Yankees' known interest. (more...)
England cricket stars travel by Tube to South Africa Test match England cricket stars travel by Tube to South Africa Test match
- July 30, 2017

The Middlesex seamer completed a memorable debut five-fer with the wicket of Temba Bavuma , who had notched his eighth Test 50 before being caught behind by Jonny Bairstow . "It's not easy. These are people's lives and they're working hard, but I think South Africa would love Jennings to play in the final Test match". (more...)
South Africa would love Jennings to keep place, says Smith South Africa would love Jennings to keep place, says Smith
- July 30, 2017

All-rounder Vernon Philander was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning will bat on day three of the third test against England at the Oval, Cricket South Africa said. Stokes was the last man out, caught at long-off looking to launch Morkel, but only after he had delighted a noisy Oval and taken England to a strong total. (more...)