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Brady knocks the rust off in preseason return Brady knocks the rust off in preseason return
- August 28, 2016

Patriots QB Tom Brady to play vs Panthers, starting comeback uncertain. New England had a 3-0 lead after the first quarter with Tom Brady having just taken over after Jimmy Garoppolo got the start. The 2015 Deflate-gate scandal, which alleged that the Patriots, including their star Brady, ruined the footballs used in their AFC championship matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, had him suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. (more...)
Semenya storms to emphatic 800m gold Semenya storms to emphatic 800m gold
- August 28, 2016

Caster Semenya won her first Olympic Games gold medal with a dominant display in the final of the women's 800m in Rio. And she did compete under those conditions in London four years ago, claiming silver . But what is not unusual about Semenya is that most elite athletes do have unusual physical traits - a major reason they are so much better than Average Joes in the first place. (more...)
Not enough Pokemon in Rio, says Olympian Penny Oleksiak Not enough Pokemon in Rio, says Olympian Penny Oleksiak
- August 28, 2016

Against a backdrop of the Zika virus, a ticket-scalping scandal, green pool water and a bogus robbery story, the 2016 Rio Olympics still ended up being mainly about the incredible and magical efforts of some truly unbelievable athletes. Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and worldwide airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Oleksiak will be hitting the books when she heads back to school in Toronto's east end on September 6. (more...)
Judge blocks UNC from enforcing bathroom law
- August 28, 2016

While it's the first real blow to the much-hated law, it only applies to students who sued at UNC. "Today, the tightness that I have felt in my chest every day since HB2 passed has eased", he added. It's caused concert cancelations and most recently, the 2017 NBA All-Star Game to relocate from Charlotte to New Orleans, an estimated $100 million loss to the state. (more...)
Full Field of 14 to Battle in the 147th Travers Stakes
- August 28, 2016

AMERICAN racing fans on both sides of the pond can gorge themselves on a feast tonight when Saratoga hosts six Grade 1 races, including a Travers Stakes rematch between two of the three winners in the Triple Crown series. You want to be inside and up close around 2 turns at The Spa . Smith who rode Unbridled's Song to victories in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Florida Derby and Wood Memorial, sees his father's potential in Arrogate . (more...)
CL revamp guarantees PL 4 slots in group stage
- August 28, 2016

At the moment, only the three leading leagues - Spain, Germany and England - are guaranteed three places in the group phase, with a fourth team entering in the play-off round. PSG will be without their former talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is now tearing up the Premier League, but are still a unsafe squad with the likes of Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani. (more...)
Bravo signs for Man City from Barcelona
- August 28, 2016

The Chile global completed a £13.75million move from Barcelona to City this week and was expected to be installed immediately as Pep Guardiola's new number one. He said: "I can not deny this was special for me". "I grew up in Catalonia; I was 13 years old when I went to their academy, promoted to a professional player and trainer". (more...)
(Colo.)- Questions Loom As Broncos Head Into Third Preseason Game
- August 28, 2016

But what about the second- and third-string spots? Quarterback Trevor Siemian gets a chance to prove the offense is better when Denver faces the Los Angeles Rams' strong defense in Saturday's preseason game. Another injured Broncos player is second-year tight end Jeff Heuerman . The team would be charged with a $1 million "dead money" hit against its salary cap, but it would also save a seventh-round draft pick. (more...)
49ers trade Kenneth Acker to Kansas City Chiefs 49ers trade Kenneth Acker to Kansas City Chiefs
- August 28, 2016

In 15 games, Acker recorded 65 combined tackles, three interceptions, and eight passes defended. He spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve. He played only one special teams snap in the team's second preseason game. Still at just age 24, there was certainly time for Acker to keep improving, so the Chiefs may have gotten themselves a potential steal. (more...)
Anthony Pettis submits Charles Oliveira in featherweight debut Anthony Pettis submits Charles Oliveira in featherweight debut
- August 28, 2016

The move to featherweight was a chance for Pettis to reignite his career, but it came against a legitimate top 10 threat in Oliveira. Pettis wrenched up on the hold and a second later Oliveira was tapping out to signify the end of the fight. (more...)
India was the fifth loudest country on Facebook during Rio Olympics
- August 28, 2016

Despite many obstacles faced before the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro could not have done a better job. In the previous Summer Olympic Games eight years ago in Beijing, China set a record-breaking 51 gold medals bringing analysts and experts to question whether the country has gotten over its "obsession" over the glitz and glamour of winning. (more...)
Europe's top 4 leagues to get 4 group-stage spots each
- August 28, 2016

The other teams to qualify will be the Champions League and Europa League titleholders respectively. Borussia Moenchengladbach and Celtic complete Group C. Group D: Bayern Munich (Germany), Atletico Madrid (Spain), PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands), Rostov (Russia). "It would be unbelievable to experience a Champions League final in Cardiff", Bale said. (more...)
Top leagues win big in UEFA changes to Champions League
- August 28, 2016

Under UEFA's current rankings are Spain, Germany, England and Italy would be the top four nations with four teams automatically qualifying for the group stages. Currently, the Europa victor can be made to qualify through the playoffs. Jack Kelly, head of external affairs at the airport, said: "We're delighted that Leicester City fans will be able to fly from East Midlands Airport directly to two of the three countries within the Champions League group". (more...)
Pakistan's largest city Karachi elects prisoner as mayor Pakistan's largest city Karachi elects prisoner as mayor
- August 28, 2016

Dawn reported that Sattar, after being released from Rangers custody, spoke to party leaders, lawmakers, including some of those who were overseas, as well as the London-based members of the coordination committee, and communicated his decision to disown Hussain?s statement and take over the MQM. (more...)
Robin van Persie sends message to Manchester United and Feyenoord fans
- August 28, 2016

With Martin Tyler's "AGUERRRROOOOOO" commentary still keeping many United fans awake at night, Van Persie agreed a deal to join their club, spouting some weird shit about some little boy inside him telling him to join them instead of City. (more...)
'Jays Overcome 5-Run Deficit to Beat Twins
- August 28, 2016

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion also homered Saturday to improve his series totals to four RBIs and as many runs scored heading into a clash with Sunday starter Kyle Gibson , against whom he has also went deep in a small career sample size.TV: 1:07 p.m. (more...)
Andy Murray beats Wimbledon foe Milos Raonic to reach Cincinnati final
- August 28, 2016

Murray posted a 6-3, 6-3 over the Canadian to set up a final with the victor from Grigor Dimitrov and 12th seed Marin Cilic . Cilic accomplished the feat on little rest, as he did not leave the court after his semi-final win over Grigor Dimitrov until 2:00 am Sunday morning due to rain delays. (more...)
Tottenham and Liverpool share the points at White Hart Lane Tottenham and Liverpool share the points at White Hart Lane
- August 28, 2016

James Milner gave Liverpool a deserved lead with a penalty shortly before half-time, but Spurs got their reward for a spell of sustained second-half pressure when Rose drilled home the equaliser. When you play a team who like to play on the counter attack you must take some risks. "They are a good defensive team so it's very hard to create one chance, but we had a few". (more...)