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Barcelona Club forward Neymar set for China trip as speculation mounts
- July 31, 2017

The training session bust-up against Nelson Semedo and then swiftly making a frustrating face and making an exit, kind of has signalled that Neymar is indeed on his way out of FC Barcelona . The Qatar-financed club want to avoid paying the clause because it means paying the transfer fee in its entirety in one lump sum - they would have to pay the £196m to Neymar for him to then deposit the sum with the Spanish league to free him from his contract. (more...)
Chris Christie Rips Baseball Fan While Holding Container Of Nachos Chris Christie Rips Baseball Fan While Holding Container Of Nachos
- July 31, 2017

WISN journalist Ben Hutchinson managed to catch the tail end of the altercation on video, which he then tweeted out. Joseph responds "I appreciate that". (He) was yelling at me. Earlier this month, he was booed by Mets fans and roasted by the announcer after catching a foul ball. No matter who wins in a battle between a politician with a low approval rating and a Cubs fan, however, we lose (literally, in this case; the Brewers lost, 4-2). (more...)
Kyle Busch busts drought at Pocono
- July 31, 2017

Points leader Martin Truex Jr . finished Stage 1 in second, followed by Kevin Harvick in third. Harvick was second while Truex was third. Teams are only permitted minor adjustments to their cars before the start of the race. Afterward, Busch's crew chief, Adam Stevens, had a confrontation with two members of Truex's pit, which JGR supplies and employs. It was Busch's fifth pole of the season and the 24th of his career. (more...)
David Price Injures Arm Again, Status Unknown David Price Injures Arm Again, Status Unknown
- July 31, 2017

Speaking to reporters before Saturday night's game against Kansas City at Fenway Park, the ace left-hander said he would speak to Eckersley when he comes into the clubhouse. Eckersley, a Hall of Famer who pitched for the Red Sox for eight seasons, is known for calling it like he sees it. The 2012 AL Cy Young victor has a 3.82 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 66 innings over 11 starts in 2017. (more...)
Malik McDowell Involved in Vehicular Accident, Status for Season Uncertain
- July 31, 2017

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that McDowell might be out for the entire season, via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . According to an NFL Network report, McDowell was involved in an ATV accident and suffered a concussion , along with facial injuries. (more...)
Emirates Cup an elite test for Arsenal
- July 31, 2017

With each goal being rewarded with a point, the Gunners have eight points, while Sevilla are second in the table with 4 points. Arsenal and Sevilla's game will decide the victor of the pre-season tournament but Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl will have been pleased with his side's performance in a game they dominated for long periods. (more...)
Indian Team Sets 550 Runs Target for Sri Lanka in 1st Test Indian Team Sets 550 Runs Target for Sri Lanka in 1st Test
- July 30, 2017

This was India's second ever win against Sri Lanka at Galle . We bowled badly, fielded badly, and batted badly in the first innings. While it was a touch early to look forward to the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, the fact that Shikhar Dhawan (190) and Abhinav Mukund (81) both fired when they came back into the team left the captain with a hard choice, now that KL Rahul was fit again. (more...)
Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes signs $70 million extension Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes signs $70 million extension
- July 30, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to lock down the important pieces of their defense under head coach Mike Zimmer, and they made a big investment in keeping that unit together by locking down a former first round pick. This new reality isn't lost on Rhodes, who took to Twitter expressing his thoughts on his new deal. "He wants to be there". Buckley added that it has to "make sense to him financially". (more...)
Geoffrey Kondogbia's incredible own goal during Inter Milan vs Chelsea Geoffrey Kondogbia's incredible own goal during Inter Milan vs Chelsea
- July 30, 2017

But the Italians were already two goals ahead, thanks to former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic and Manchester United target Ivan Perisic , and clung on for the victory. The Belgian worldwide has been in fine form for Chelsea in pre-season as he hopes to play his way into Antonio Conte's plans for the Premier League season. (more...)
Royals complete deal for Melky Cabrera Royals complete deal for Melky Cabrera
- July 30, 2017

Puckett and Andre Davis , the teams announced Sunday. He called the trade "a sad moment for me", and spoke of the bond he had formed with several White Sox teammates. Cabrera is set to be a free agent this November. Puckett, 22, is 9-7 with a 3.90 ERA in 20 starts for Wilmington, the Royals' advanced Class A team in the Carolina League. (more...)
Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving mock LeBron James on Instagram Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving mock LeBron James on Instagram
- July 30, 2017

So much so that at an event, Steph Curry had to make fun of LeBron James' workout videos. While Irving laughing along next to Curry will cause a stir, it's really a nonissue. The song, "First Day Out" by Tee Grizzley , is also featured in both videos. Curry has seen it, apparently enough to do his own version of James' intense dance, poking fun at the NBA's best player in the comfort of privacy and friends. (more...)
Ousted Nawaz Sharif's brother, Shahbaz, to be next Pakistani PM Ousted Nawaz Sharif's brother, Shahbaz, to be next Pakistani PM
- July 30, 2017

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, still smarting from the shock disqualification by the country's Supreme Court for dishonesty, wants to know if everyone else in Pakistan was " sadiq and ameen " (honest and righteous). They regretted that Nawaz Sharif was deprived of his right to clarification under article 10A of the Constitution, adding that reservations of Sharif family about the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which probed the Panama papers case, were proved correct. (more...)
Patriots' Rob Ninkovich expected to announce retirement Patriots' Rob Ninkovich expected to announce retirement
- July 30, 2017

Ninkovich played in 44.3 percent of the defensive snaps in 2016, which was lower than his norm, in part because he served a four-game suspension to open the season after a positive test for a banned substance he said was from an over-the-counter supplement. (more...)
Roland-Jones destroys SA top order Roland-Jones destroys SA top order
- July 30, 2017

A batsman as a youngster at Middlesex , he was persuaded to take bowling more seriously by former England global Angus Fraser and sealed last season's County Championship with a hat-trick against Yorkshire. Alastair Cook, meanwhile, also had hopes of clinching a century, which would have been his 31 in Test cricket, but fell just short when he departed for 88, with Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel taking three wickets for the visitors. (more...)
F1: Ferrari Locks Front Row at Hungarian GP Qualifying F1: Ferrari Locks Front Row at Hungarian GP Qualifying
- July 30, 2017

He trails four-time F1 champion Vettel by one point overall, but his chances of moving into the outright lead, heading into the break, appear bleak. I think that will be the main area for us to focus on. Vettel topped the times , but the chasing pack, led by Verstappen , were closer at that stage than in the final practice, with Raikkonen third ahead of Hamilton. (more...)
England lead by 252 runs England lead by 252 runs
- July 30, 2017

But the under-pressure Jennings, out for nought in the first innings, almost fell cheaply again to another slip catch by Dean Elgar off Vernon Philander when he edged one when on six only for the sharp chance to be dropped. Bavuma had just one minor scare on 40, when Ben Stokes nearly pulled off the most brilliant of catches at gully, flinging himself to his left to intercept a skewed drive off Stuart Broad - with the total on 148. (more...)
Diamondbacks Pitcher Takes Come-backer Off the Head Diamondbacks Pitcher Takes Come-backer Off the Head
- July 30, 2017

Ray issued a statement via his Twitter account thanking fans for their support and saying that he's feeling much better. Piecoro also reported "there appeared to be blood on his hand" after "covering his head with a towel" and added the ball came off Voit's bat at 108 miles per hour. (more...)
Man United's Marouane Fellaini reportedly edging close to a move Man United's Marouane Fellaini reportedly edging close to a move
- July 30, 2017

Reports in Turkey claim that the midfielder has agreed personal terms with Galatasaray, with the club's sporting director Cenk Ergun revealing that they want Fellaini. " We need a player like Fellaini who can shuttle around in midfield ". We are close and if we get Fellaini we will end our pursuit of N'Diaye (who plays for Villareal). (more...)
England go into lunch at 269/6 against South Africa England go into lunch at 269/6 against South Africa
- July 30, 2017

Temba Bavuma (34*) and Morne Morkel (2*) are now at the wicket for the South Africans, but it is hard to see Morkel lasting too long and Philander is likely to be desperately needed. The pace-bowling all-rounder spent Friday night on a hospital drip after sending down just five overs on the second day of what is the 100th Test at The Oval . (more...)
Rain mars day but England on top Rain mars day but England on top
- July 30, 2017

And when Quinton de Kock, aiming legside, was caught at gully by Stokes, South Africa were 4-47 with Roland-Jones having taken 4-15 in 24 balls at that stage. Westley scored just nine runs from 54 balls in 85 minutes, miscuing deliveries from Morkel and Rabada as he consistently targeted the leg-side but did not offer a chance, while Root helped himself to 10 off one particular wayward over from Morris. (more...)