Sport


Bryant homers twice, Cubs sweep Brewers
- August 28, 2016

In the opener, Trevor Cahill came off the disabled list to throw five innings of two-hit ball in his first start in almost 16 months in Chicago's 4-0 win. Bryant hit his second homer off Blaine Boyer in the sixth. "He's won an award the last 15 years of his life so I think it would just come natural", Rizzo joked of Bryant when asked who would gloat more. (more...)
Puig, del Potro could loom in US Open 1st round for seeds
- August 28, 2016

Puig is ranked 34th and missed a seed by one spot. With a seventh US Open triumph she can break Graf's record, and continue her march toward Australian Margaret Court's all-time mark of 24 Grand Slam titles. Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better". He said Friday he's practiced lightly in NY to get used to the conditions at the U.S. Open and isn't doing any off-court work, "trying to be as fresh as I can". (more...)
All Black Franks cleared of gouging despite Cheika fury
- August 28, 2016

New Zealand have held the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy since 2003 and rate the trophy, gifted by a former Governor General of New Zealand in 1931, as second only to the World Cup in their priorities. While Cheika's position is safe, given the nature of Australia's performances, some commentators are beginning to get uneasy. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett also showcased his growing stature as the starting flyhalf with nine points from the boot and his all-around play drove his side around ... (more...)
Barcelona signs goalkeeper Cillessen, sells Bravo to City Barcelona signs goalkeeper Cillessen, sells Bravo to City
- August 28, 2016

Pep Guardiola says there will be no more new arrivals at Man City this summer and they are now focusing on clearing the decks. The Chile global has signed a four-year deal with City after moving from Barcelona in a deal understood to be worth around £13.75million. (more...)
Mourinho hails 'phenomenal' Pogba debut Mourinho hails 'phenomenal' Pogba debut
- August 28, 2016

He also scored in the Community Shield. The opening goal owed as much to Rooney's excellent cross as Ibrahimovic's bullet header. It was Ibrahimovic's third goal in two league games and guaranteed maximum points for manager Jose Mourinho on his first appearance in the home dugout. (more...)
Jose Mourinho says it will be 'difficult' for Bastian Schweinsteiger to play Jose Mourinho says it will be 'difficult' for Bastian Schweinsteiger to play
- August 28, 2016

Hodgson has been replaced by Sam Allardyce and Rashford was named in Gareth Southgate's under-21 squad this week. "I hope he gets the job (despite) losing the match", Mourinho said. If it's Memphis Depay, it is because he is on his way out. "No, the first thing I think about is my team". " So I think we're going to have a very quiet week , not surrounded by helicopters, waiting for somebody to leave or to arrive, so I am more than happy with the squad I have". (more...)
Mourinho gives Schweinsteiger Manchester United warning Mourinho gives Schweinsteiger Manchester United warning
- August 28, 2016

Mourinho even went as far as saying, he would give a reserve team player the opportunity to play than the club's £160,000-a-week midfielder. "We have a decision completely made about Pogba, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Michael Carrick". (more...)
Italian side confident of signing Mario Balotelli before the transfer window closes Italian side confident of signing Mario Balotelli before the transfer window closes
- August 28, 2016

Palermo are raising their wage proposal to Mario Balotelli, but giving the Liverpool striker only 24 hours to make a decision. In fact, Palermo have already lodged an offer, and are now waiting on a response from Liverpool. It would be a great coup for president Maurizio Zamparini, a gift for all of the fans. He has a high salary and a lot of sponsors, so it's not easy, but Palermo could be just the right place for him. (more...)
Shearer hails Conte for Chelsea ace Hazard form
- August 28, 2016

Usually when a new manager arrives, you can have good ideas but it's important to have good results to increase the confidence of the players in you. Meanwhile, Burnley manager Sean Dyche knows he needs to move quickly in a very hard transfer market to prevent his side losing heavily at places like Stamford Bridge in future. (more...)
Chelsea must 'fight together', rallies Conte Chelsea must 'fight together', rallies Conte
- August 28, 2016

Antonio Conte pointed to the impact of Michy Batshuayi and Cesc Fabregas as the duo helped inspire Chelsea to a comeback win over Watford . Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has put back-to-back Premier League victories down to the positive mentality of head coach Antonio Conte and his team-mates both on and off the training field. (more...)
Red Sox rookie suffers nasty-looking knee injury Red Sox rookie suffers nasty-looking knee injury
- August 28, 2016

Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi tries to get to his feet after injuring his leg in a double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. Benintendi has combined to hit.312 (116-for-372) with 70 runs, 31 doubles, nine home runs, and 16 stolen bases this season between High-A Salem (34 games) and Portland (63 games). (more...)
Sturridge not happy playing out wide
- August 28, 2016

That is flexible football. But everyone knows that is my best position. Klopp was asked whether Sturridge cited any frustration about the positioning afterwards, and responded: "Of course not". Liverpool are by really improving under Klopp and with the sale of Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace, this side is really one that German manager would have build himself. (more...)
Pakistan fined by ICC after fourth Test
- August 28, 2016

The off-spinner s11 wickets in the Pakistan series came at an expensive average of 46.54 apiece and denied Cook the control he wanted in the field. The outcome was that, despite the six wickets shared by Finn and Chris Woakes, England began their second innings under extreme pressure - and they soon ran into a rampant Yasir Shah (three for 15). (more...)
USA Men's Basketball crushes Serbia, captures third consecutive gold medal
- August 28, 2016

And while there is no evident cause-and-effect relationship at play here, there is a lot to be said about the learning experience that an worldwide event entails - a process that begins at home. "I'm here today three gold medals later". When Anthony exited the game with two minutes remaining, the New York Knicks forward shared a extended embrace with Durant and Mike Krzyzewski , who is stepping down as United States of America head coach after these Olympics, before taking his place at the ... (more...)
How Leicester City's Champions League draw will boost the East Midlands
- August 28, 2016

Club secretary David Miles said: "This is our 19th consecutive season in the Champions League and of those 19 years we have qualified from the group stage 16 times". Meanwhile, the competition's organisers, UEFA , are now under pressure from the big clubs to reform the competition. Despite calls for a "Super League" to be introduced in recent years, the reforms stop short of offering established clubs automatic progression on stature alone. (more...)
Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5
- August 28, 2016

Which is what the Baby Bombers have been doing (yes, of course they received the obligatory blow from Gary Sanchez in the fourth inning that made him the first player in major league history with 11 home runs within his first 23 games) since the deadline. (more...)
Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 1 crore by Delhi govt
- August 28, 2016

Defying all odds and showing killer instincts, Sindhu, Sakshi and gymnast Dipa Karmakar became the unlikely heroes and saved the country's pride from returning empty-handed for the first time since Barcelona 1992. They should learn something about sportsmanship from our athletes. Among other countries, Team USA topped the Medals Tally with 121 medals followed by Great Britain (67) and China (70). (more...)
Arsenal sign Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi
- August 28, 2016

Should both players complete their transfers, Arsenal's spending for the close season will be close to 100 million pounds. Throughout a long and arduous summer in which fans of many clubs, especially Arsenal , have been provided glimpses of hope with rumours of magnificent signings incoming, only for it to be snatched away in a spate of lack of ambition, desire and will. (more...)
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole at the Belgian Grand Prix Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole at the Belgian Grand Prix
- August 28, 2016

It means you have to wait for them to come past the pit lane exit, and by the time I get round the corner they will be halfway down the hill and the last auto will nearly be going into Eau Rouge, and it means I then have to catch up. Sebastien Vettel was next up in the sister vehicle, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo bumped down to fifth at the end of Q3 when the Ferraris improved. (more...)
Kerri Walsh Jennings Is Fine With a Bronze Medal, Thanks for Asking
- August 28, 2016

This was loser versus loser. "We had so many opportunities", Ross said. But that's what they said. Walsh-Jennings and Ross will now face the No. 1 seed Larissa and Talita in the bronze medal match on Wednesday at the Copacabana Olympic beach volleyball venue. (more...)

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