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Saints not happy with first practice against Chargers Saints not happy with first practice against Chargers
- August 21, 2017

Wil Lutz nailed a 53 yard field goal later in the quarter to give the Saints a 10-0 lead. In the first quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers , Kamara broke off a big run for a 50-yard touchdown. The game ended a week of activities with the Chargers, including three joint practices. He gave up a 99-yard pick-six interception to Dexter McCoil in the fourth quarter. (more...)
Cubs walk it off in 10th inning against Blue Jays Cubs walk it off in 10th inning against Blue Jays
- August 21, 2017

Wilson once again struggled to throw strikes, allowing two walks that lead to the Jays taking the 5-3 lead. Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ (6-9) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings to snap a three-game winning streak. To fill the two roster spots, LHP Rob Zastryzny and RHP Felix Pena were recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Catcher Rene Rivera , claimed off waivers from the Mets on Saturday, is in the lineup, though. (more...)
National Football League notes: Anquan Boldin abruptly announces his retirement National Football League notes: Anquan Boldin abruptly announces his retirement
- August 21, 2017

While with Baltimore, Boldin caught the first completion of current Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor's career in 2011. But in light of recent events, and the bigger picture beyond football, Boldin sees a greater goal for himself. He helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl in February 2013. "It's wonderful, I think, to see how many people will call us "athletes" and will tell us we need to be in the communities and we need to serve in the different communities that we play in or live in", ... (more...)
Huddersfield beats Newcastle to make it two in two Huddersfield beats Newcastle to make it two in two
- August 21, 2017

After missing last weekend's 3-0 win at Crystal Palace , Jonathan Hogg, Nahki Wells (both ankle), Martin Cranie (hip) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) remain unavailable. I am very proud and I am very proud for everyone. "But it is football and anything is possible especially at our club after what we saw last season. (more...)
Ginola fears playing at Wembley will hurt Spurs season Ginola fears playing at Wembley will hurt Spurs season
- August 21, 2017

They made White Hart Lane a fortress last term, which was a major contributor towards the stellar campaign they endured. However, we have left North London with a victory eight times in our last 20 attempts. Mauricio Pochettino welcomes the champions to Wembley on Sunday with a simple message. "I must have a good mood because I have to transfer positivity and not negativity", said the Italian. (more...)
When the dust finally settles, $100m Conor McGregor can't lose When the dust finally settles, $100m Conor McGregor can't lose
- August 21, 2017

Manuwa, who's now the fifth ranked light heavyweight in the UFC and has been pushing for a boxing match against Haye, feels quite differently. It was McGregor shouting the odds and picking the fight. A McGregor representative said his fighter has been about 160 pounds in training camp and would likely enter the ring somewhere around that weight after making the 154-pound limit the day before. (more...)
The Pacers Have Formally Accused The Lakers Of Tampering With Paul George The Pacers Have Formally Accused The Lakers Of Tampering With Paul George
- August 21, 2017

George's agent contacted the Pacers on June 18 and informed the team that George would not return after his contract expired following the 2017-18 season and that his preference was to play for his hometown Lakers . The NBA said the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is conducting the investigation. If the league office's probe can prove the Lakers were guilty of tampering with George while under contract with Indiana, Los Angeles can be punished in several ways, including a loss ... (more...)
Jimmy Garoppolo admits frustration with performance in preseason loss to Texans Jimmy Garoppolo admits frustration with performance in preseason loss to Texans
- August 21, 2017

We got a quick look at Rob Gronkowski , who played in his first game back surgery ending his 2016 campaign early. The New England Patriots brought in several of their key starting personnel for limited action in tonight's game . The Texans return the bulk of the immensely talented defense that allowed the fewest yards in the National Football League last season, and that was evident during a pair of joint practices last week at the Greenbrier in West Virginia. (more...)
Thierry Henry and Alan Pardew analyse Man Utd's win at Swansea Thierry Henry and Alan Pardew analyse Man Utd's win at Swansea
- August 20, 2017

This comes after he suffered a horrific knee injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League last season which saw him suffer serious ligament damage on his right knee. Lukaku joined United from Everton for £75million in the summer, and already has three goals in two Premier League games. Those terms will be greatly reduced from his contract last season during which he reportedly earned £367,640 per week. (more...)
Terence Crawford makes history, unifies 140-pound titles with third-round knockout Terence Crawford makes history, unifies 140-pound titles with third-round knockout
- August 20, 2017

There is also great demand for the seemingly untouchable Crawford to lock horns with another special talent, that being Vasyl Lomachenko, who reigns supreme a couple of divisions south at 130 lbs. It's a flip of a coin for second place with Gennady Golovkin, but Crawford is still missing that massive name on his resume which could elavate him above the superlative "S.O.G". (more...)
Kaepernick supporters call for National Football League boycott Kaepernick supporters call for National Football League boycott
- August 20, 2017

Although the player maintained he was not against the law enforcement agencies, the moment remained imprinted in the collective memory of the American people, igniting debates and garnering heaps of criticism. In a statement given at the time, he said , "This type of nonviolent protest is not disrespectful as some have suggested". The participants were fully aware the system that puts dissenters in its place may come to claim them as their next victims. (more...)
Big return helps Bears hold off Cardinals Big return helps Bears hold off Cardinals
- August 20, 2017

When the Chicago Bears spent a sizable chunk of change for free agent Mike Glennon this offseason, it seemed to make the team's quarterback situation clear heading into the 2017 campaign. Mitchell Trubisky connected on 6-of-8 passes, and the Chicago Bears held off the Arizona Cardinals on the road Saturday night in an National Football League preseason game . (more...)
Le'Veon Bell's agent says no agreement with Steelers ever took place Le'Veon Bell's agent says no agreement with Steelers ever took place
- August 20, 2017

Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network previously reported the same $12 million annual figure for Pittsburgh's offer. Bell, selected in the second round in 2013, has missed the team's off-season work recovering from groin surgery, and it's unclear if he'll show up at the start of training camp or wait to sign his franchise tag. (more...)
Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured
- August 20, 2017

A contact team of four to five officers was deemed appropriate, and the SWAT team was not called out, Bruno said. "There's not a lot that's designed that you could wear on a daily basis that does stop that, and these officers know that", he said. (more...)
Leicester 2-0 Brighton: Foxes ease past Seagulls Leicester 2-0 Brighton: Foxes ease past Seagulls
- August 20, 2017

While Shakespeare will hope he can hold onto Mahrez beyond the transfer deadline, Hughton can only wish he had someone with the Algerian's ability in his squad. Brighton could take some heart from the fact that the deficit was only one goal at the halfway point, but the second half failed to raise hopes of dramatic turnaround. (more...)
Huddersfield Town 1-0 Newcastle United Huddersfield Town 1-0 Newcastle United
- August 20, 2017

The manager said: "If we win three games in a row, then we will not talk about team selection, we will talk about how many times we can repeat the team". In an attacking sense, Huddersfield need to be prepared to be patient, and break Newcastle down with composed passing and intelligent movement. (more...)
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus calls umpires' protest 'petty' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus calls umpires' protest 'petty'
- August 20, 2017

And the Commissioner's Office could just see this as more fit pitching by the umpires, who Rob Manfred has actually spoken of favorably recently . A spokesperson for the World Umpires Association did not immediately return requests for comment. "The Office of the Commissioner's lenient treatment to abusive player behavior sends the wrong message to players and managers". (more...)
Kyle Busch speeds to victory at Bristol Kyle Busch speeds to victory at Bristol
- August 20, 2017

Chase Elliott is in seventh place in the standings, sitting a healthy 62 points ahead of the cut line, but he is still searching for his first win not only of the season but of his career. Jones is 16th in points, but without a win he might as well be 26th. Recent success at the track makes Bristol a favorable place for Bayne to earn a spot in the playoffs, but a childhood spent watching races in the grandstands would make a victory on Saturday even more important to Bayne. (more...)
One Dead, Two Injured in Twin Bomb Blasts in Bengal Hills One Dead, Two Injured in Twin Bomb Blasts in Bengal Hills
- August 20, 2017

Though no casualty was reported, the intensity of the blast near Old Supermarket in the town created a crater on the road and damaged some 12 shops in the vicinity. Cases under some sections of the West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order and Prevention of Damage to Public Property have also been slapped against the accused. (more...)
Sir Colin Meads - A pillar of both Māori and Pākehā worlds Sir Colin Meads - A pillar of both Māori and Pākehā worlds
- August 20, 2017

Meads was renowned for his toughness in a lengthy global playing career that spanned 14 years. Famously, during the 1970 tour to South Africa, he broke his arm during a provincial match. "It is a great loss for New Zealand". "I didn't do it purposely to hurt him, I had hold of one leg and his other leg was stuck and he did the splits and was hurt terribly". (more...)