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No one should begrudge blameless Caster Semenya her hard-earned bronze
- August 08, 2017

The American, 32, won Olympic gold in the London Stadium five years ago but was stretched in his semi-final, losing to Hungary's Balazs Baji and finishing sixth fastest overall. Caster Semenya after winning the women's 800m event at Rome's Diamond League competition at the Olympic Stadium on 2 June 2016. In the men's 110m hurdles final, Jamaica finally got a gold medal on the board with Olympic champion Omar McLeod backing up from Rio to claim his first world title. (more...)
Knicks Hire Barack Obama's Brother-In-Law Craig Robinson For Front Office Role Knicks Hire Barack Obama's Brother-In-Law Craig Robinson For Front Office Role
- August 08, 2017

President Barack Obama sits beside his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson , while attending the Green Bay vs. Princeton women's college basketball game in NCAA tournament on March 21, 2015, in College Park, Maryland. Here's what Robinson is expected to do with the Knicks. For the Bucks, Robinson joins John Hammond and Billy McKinney among the experienced executives to have departed the Bucks' front office this summer. (more...)
Chapecoense Crash Survivor Given Nou Camp Standing Ovation Chapecoense Crash Survivor Given Nou Camp Standing Ovation
- August 08, 2017

But the match was more memorable for the presence of Alan Ruschel , who captained Chapecoense as he made his first appearance since surviving the plane crash which killed 71 people last November as the club travelled to Colombia for the Copa Sudamericana final. (more...)
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich divorces his wife Dasha Zhukova Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich divorces his wife Dasha Zhukova
- August 08, 2017

Abramovich's first marriage was in 1987 to Olga Yurevna Lysova in 1987 before their divorce in 1990. "After 10 years of joint life, we made a hard decision to part, but we remain close friends, parents of two wonderful children and partners in projects that started and developed together", the joint message says. (more...)
Nice reach agreement with Wesley Sneijder Nice reach agreement with Wesley Sneijder
- August 08, 2017

Nice announced on Twitter that Sneijder had arrived in France for a medical before completing the deal. "After Dante and Mario Balotelli , former European champion Wesley Sneijder will also wear the red-and-black shirt this season after passing a medical on Monday". (more...)
Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah joins Crystal Palace on loan Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah joins Crystal Palace on loan
- August 08, 2017

The Dutch defender will move to Selhurst Park on a season-long loan. The Under-21 global has already made 11 first-team appearances at United having broken into the squad during Louis Van Gaal's final year in charge. If we're going to draw any conclusions from the case of Marcus Rashford, it will be only upon the two aforementioned players themselves to earn their place back in the team. (more...)
Jessica Korda withdraws from Solheim Cup due to forearm injury Jessica Korda withdraws from Solheim Cup due to forearm injury
- August 08, 2017

The trio has combined to win 17 LPGA titles, including two majors, and to win 33 points in Solheim Cup matches. The 31-year-old was relying on a captain's pick but wasn't one of Juli Inkster's two wildcards, instead she went for two rookies. (more...)
Manchester United summer departure Adnan Januzaj issues warning to club Manchester United summer departure Adnan Januzaj issues warning to club
- August 08, 2017

Mourinho had been reportedly furious over the fact that United lost out on signing Croatia worldwide winger Ivan Perisic after the club failed to act in time. "The Real Madrid game was the one which I enjoyed most". Manchester United teamed with Jose Mourinho is a force to reckon with in the transfer market. (more...)
Paxton Lynch being outperformed by Trevor Siemian at Broncos' camp Paxton Lynch being outperformed by Trevor Siemian at Broncos' camp
- August 08, 2017

The preseason will be an opportunity for one of Siemian or Lynch to create some distance over the other in the race to be Denver's starter. Siemian won the starting job past year and helped lead the Broncos to a 9-7 record but missed out on the playoffs. (more...)
Jets WR Quincy Enunwa out for season, report says Jets WR Quincy Enunwa out for season, report says
- August 07, 2017

They aren't willing to admit it publicly, but the Jets clearly have their eye in being bad in 2017 and getting the No. 1 pick in the draft next spring. Amassing 58 receptions on 106 targets, he also managed to produce 857 yards and four touchdowns in his second season atop the highest level. In his absence, the Jets will rely on unproven entities like Charone Peake, ArDarius Stewart and Robby Anderson to fill in. (more...)
Arsenal boss Wenger told to follow Conte's example at Chelsea Arsenal boss Wenger told to follow Conte's example at Chelsea
- August 07, 2017

Diego Costa will not play again for Chelsea and will only join Atletico Madrid, according to the Spain international's lawyer Ricardo Cardoso, who says his client is to formally submit a transfer request to the Premier League club. But then Conte was denied the double in his first season as Blues boss when Arsenal won May's FA Cup final 2-1. Lampard thinks the Chelsea squad is short of numbers ahead of the start of the season and he has ordered the board to sort it - fast. (more...)
Vince Wilfork reveals retirement in grilling ad Vince Wilfork reveals retirement in grilling ad
- August 07, 2017

I'm onto smoked meats, baby!" He won Super Bowl rings in 2005, and 2015, and had two other trips to the Super Bowl (the Patriots lost twice to the Giants in Wilfork's tenure). In the fourth game of the 2013 season, in Atlanta, Wilfork suffered the only major injury of his career, a ruptured Achilles. Fittingly Wilfork's final game was in New England, where the Texans were eliminated from last year's playoffs. (more...)
Tuilagi, Solomona sent home from England camp Tuilagi, Solomona sent home from England camp
- August 07, 2017

Tuilagi had been talked up by head coach Eddie Jones on Friday when he was recalled to the worldwide fold for a 37-man get-together in Teddington. "We will not be commenting further", the RFU said in a short press release. He was left out of England's 2015 World Cup squad after being convicted of assaulting two female police officers, while he was slapped with a five-week ban in 2011 for punching Chris Ashton, then of Northampton. (more...)
Real Madrid vs. Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup Real Madrid vs. Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup
- August 07, 2017

Los Blancos became the first team in the Champions League era to retain the trophy when they beat Serie A giants Juventus 4-1 in the final. Mourinho's legacy has been upstaged by the Spanish club's three Champions League triumphs in the four years since his departure, although in a recent interview the Portuguese claimed he had "to beg" Real's board to let him leave for Chelsea . (more...)
No coordination between Lebanon and Syrian armies against IS: Lebanese military source
- August 07, 2017

The news agency reported that the Lebanese troops successfully bombarded IS lines in the region of Ras Baalbeck, bordering on Syria. Although it remains unclear when exactly the operation will start, the Lebanese army shelled ISIS positions in areas of northeast Lebanon on Saturday, Reuters reported. (more...)
Brock Osweiler will start in Browns' first preseason game Brock Osweiler will start in Browns' first preseason game
- August 07, 2017

Jackson emphasized before naming Osweiler that the starter against the Saints won't necessarily be the starter in the season opener against the Steelers on September 10. Osweiler was 8-6 for the Texans in 2016 but had a lot of trouble performing to the standard that the team wanted and after just one year was shipped out to Cleveland. (more...)
An assault case opened against higher education's deputy minister Mduduzi Manana An assault case opened against higher education's deputy minister Mduduzi Manana
- August 07, 2017

As a leader‚ I should have known better and acted better. Manana said he would subject himself to the process of the law and give his full co-operation. Police have said they are investigating the incident after a video leaked, apparently between Mr Manana and the victim's brother. Mr. Manana "to him was pulling the hair while she was on the ground", he added. (more...)
Bills sign free agent WR Anquan Boldin Bills sign free agent WR Anquan Boldin
- August 07, 2017

Peter Schrager of Fox Sports first reported the deal, while ESPN's Adam Schefter said deal is for $2.75 million with $1.25 million in incentives. Boldin tweeted about entering his 15th National Football League season and also thanked the? Boldin agreed to terms last week but backed out of the deal before deciding to join the Bills this week, sources told Schefter. (more...)
Jarvis Landry Investigated For Domestic Battery Jarvis Landry Investigated For Domestic Battery
- August 07, 2017

The wideout remains under investigation, however, and Miami is aware of the ongoing matter. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been angling for a new contract this offseason, but hasn't yet received one. "Beyond that, we have nothing to add ". During his press conference after Monday's practice, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said he was aware of the situation. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp objects to Liverpool sale of Philippe Coutinho Jurgen Klopp objects to Liverpool sale of Philippe Coutinho
- August 07, 2017

The Reds reportedly have no plans to sell their star playmaker and a £70million offer has already been rejected. With the Liverpool players struggling to click, Klopp screamed - "August is too late to play like this". That has allowed the Merseysiders to drive a very hard bargain, extracting an extra €20m (£18m) from the Spanish giants - and thus making him the Premier League's most expensive sale ever. (more...)