Sport


Pogba: I want to win Ballon d'Or at Man U
- August 14, 2016

The old adage of 'If Real come calling, you should go, ' does not appear to holding the significant weight that it once did. "I'm happy for the club because it's a great signing for them and I'm happy for Paul that everything went through". (more...)
Sports digest: Tim Tebow is ready to give baseball a shot
- August 14, 2016

As an agent, I have a genuine respect for how hard it is to succeed at the game of baseball and a true admiration for those who possess the talent to play it at the Major League level. According to sources who have seen Tebow play, he is improving dramatically. "I'm sure he'll have success in that field", Decker said . Tebow will never play in an MLB game, but don't be surprised if he plays for a minor league team somewhere because he is going to sell tickets. (more...)
Chaos inside Emirates plane that crash-landed in Dubai Chaos inside Emirates plane that crash-landed in Dubai
- August 14, 2016

Operations at the Dubai airport came to halt on Wednesday after an Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram crash-landed and caught fire on the runway. Experts investigating yesterday's crash landing at Dubai International Airport are reportedly looking into the possibility of a fault with the plane's landing gear . (more...)
Marks wins Mid-Ohio Challenge; first NXS win
- August 14, 2016

Although they haven't won yet, RCR's regulars have consistently registered strong finishes, putting them right in the middle of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase hunt. From Defiance, Ohio, Hornish is driving Richard Childress Racing's No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro, teaming crew chief Gil Martin. We'll have a better, stronger auto at Mid-Ohio. (more...)
England in danger on 88-4 as Pakistan controls fourth test
- August 14, 2016

England started cautiously tackling the new-ball duo of Mohammad Amir and Sohail Khan with a straight bat. But the introduction of the fiery Wahab Riaz got Pakistan the breakthrough they were looking for. Amir and Younis added 97 runs for the ninth wicket before James Anderson (1-78) trapped the latter LBW. Younis, after his "settling-in" period, looked increasingly fluent as the veteran batsman extended his 32nd Test century. (more...)
Coronation complete as Biles wins all around gold
- August 14, 2016

Simone Biles doesn't want to get drawn into the debate of where she ranks in history. But what the 1.45 metre Biles lacks in height, she more than makes up in stature. "It is something I've definitely struggled with a lot", she said. They are the two most decorated male Olympic swimmers of all-time, but Lochte simply never had a chance to overtake the best who ever was. (more...)
Andy Murray advances to tennis finals
- August 14, 2016

The other semi-final is a mouthwatering clash between third seed Rafael Nadal and London bronze medallist Juan Martin Del Potro. Nadal and Marc Lopez came back from a break down in the final set to outlast Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in a dramatic doubles final that lasted two hours and 30 minutes. (more...)
Hull stun champs Leicester, Guardiola makes winning start
- August 14, 2016

Tottenham Hotspur, who fell away to finish third after threatening to pip Leicester to the title, begin their campaign at Everton, where Ronald Koeman has succeeded Roberto Martinez as manager. Newly promoted Middlesbrough had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Stoke, while Watford drew 1-1 at Southampton. "A lot of the time it was fingers crossed to make sure that we had enough players to get out onto this field today", Phelan said. (more...)
Andy Murray marches into Rio Olympics pre-quarters Andy Murray marches into Rio Olympics pre-quarters
- August 14, 2016

Murray's doubles loss came at virtually the same time as his prospects of another singles gold were being significantly boosted by Novak Djokovic's defeat by Juan Martin Del Potro. Donskoy, ranked 84 in the world, upset former French Open finalist Ferrer 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5. Second seed Angelique Kerber faces Australia's 2011 US Open victor Samantha Stosur while third seeded Muguruza takes on Monica Puig of Puerto Rico. (more...)
Mad Fijians hoping for glory at Rio 2016
- August 14, 2016

One mistake, one bad decision with possession, momentum can shift and it's anyone's game when that happens. "And he's like, oh man , let's get a photo". And we had talanoa and lotu the other night from Naca - he talked about the different levels of your brain and that seems to have transformed their vision and their behavioural pattern. (more...)
'King' Kohei still reigns in all-around gymnastics 'King' Kohei still reigns in all-around gymnastics
- August 14, 2016

It's been a long time since Japan's Kohei Uchimura finished an all-around competition in anything other than first place. RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 10 Japan's Kohei Uchimura became the first gymnast in 44-years to win back-to-back Olympic all around titles on Wednesday. (more...)
Carson Wentz has sore ribs from preseason debut
- August 14, 2016

But in his first professional tackle-football opportunity - quarterbacks are protected by hands-off red shirts in training camp - Wentz was hardly out of place. While most quarterbacks taken that early are expected to step in and start immediately, Philly vowed to take a more cautious approach with Wentz , especially with a veteran like Sam Bradford already on the roster. (more...)
BT Sport's team by team guide to the Premier League season BT Sport's team by team guide to the Premier League season
- August 14, 2016

This could be the start of an incredibly long season for Hull. (Although, as Leicester City proved to us last season, anything is possible, so don't count anyone out). This was a side which in the previous season finished 14th. Pep Guardiola will reportedly try to sign another striker for Manchester City if Wilfried Bony is sold in this transfer window. (more...)
Olympic Swimming Results: USA Dominates With Gold Medals, Records On Day 3
- August 14, 2016

PUIG'S PUSH: Tennis player Monica Puig is one victory away from Puerto Rico's first gold medal in Olympic history. The previous record was held by Leonidas of Rhoses, who is believed to have won more Olympic titles at the ancient games than anyone else. (more...)
Mike Zimmer appears satisfied with Minnesota Vikings' progress heading into preseason opener
- August 14, 2016

Football season is back with the Cincinnati Bengals facing off against the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium in the first preseason game Friday. I watched them all growing up, so that's the number I always wanted. "The competition will be good. It'll be fun. It'll be fun to bring my team in here, trying to compete with them". (more...)
Guardiola drops Hart for Man City opener
- August 14, 2016

Adama Diomande put Hull ahead in first-half stoppage time, Riyad Mahrez levelled from the penalty spot for Leicester just after the restart and Robert Snodgrass scored the victor in the 57th minute. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris limped off with a hamstring injury in the 35th minute. But Lamela equalised in the 59th minute with a header from Kyle Walker's cross. (more...)
Manuel makes history, gold in 100 free Manuel makes history, gold in 100 free
- August 14, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS): The United States have come out as the biggest victor at the Rio Olympics as their athletes took five gold medals and helped them maintain the top spot on the medals table. It was the first victory for the USA in the women's 100m freestyle since 1984, when, oddly, Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer also shared gold. (more...)
Nadal, Lopez win menĀ“s doubles gold
- August 14, 2016

On Saturday, Nadal will play 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, while Murray faces Kei Nishikori of Japan. RIO DE JANEIRO-Rafael Nadal described his second Olympic gold as "unforgettable" after marking his return from his latest injury misery by partnering close friend Marc Lopez to the men's doubles title in Rio. (more...)
Trampoline: Belarussian Hancharou wins men's gold Trampoline: Belarussian Hancharou wins men's gold
- August 14, 2016

Meanwhile, history was made in other countries - Puerto Rico won its first ever Olympic gold medal, when tennis player Monica Puig overpowered Germany's Angelique Kerber in the women's singles match. Dong Dong, the gold medal victor from the 2012 games in London, finished in second for the silver and Gao Lei placed third for bronze. "I felt relaxed then". (more...)
Olympics-Manuel sees gold as boost for black community Olympics-Manuel sees gold as boost for black community
- August 14, 2016

Her time of 52.70 seconds was an American and Olympic record. Australia's Bronte Campbell, who qualified fastest for the final and set a world record in the event last month, was fourth in 53.02 seconds. But after passing thru the prelims and semi-finals her concept changed, she told herself she wants to get on the medal stand and she made it. She spoke after the race about trying to defy expectations even as she attempted to make history. (more...)

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