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Deportivo La Coruna 0-3 Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruna 0-3 Real Madrid
- August 21, 2017

The long-serving captain picked up a yellow earlier in the game for shoving his palm into the face of Fabian Schar (see photo above) but it was his second caution - for a tenuous "elbow" on Borja Valle - that saw him enter the record books... (more...)
Australia 34 - 54 New Zealand: All Blacks blitz Wallabies Australia 34 - 54 New Zealand: All Blacks blitz Wallabies
- August 20, 2017

Damian McKenzie and Ben Smith scored tries early in the second half as this competition opener turned into a complete mauling. Australia rallied with four converted second-half tries - from winger Curtis Rona on his debut, centres Tevita Kuridrani and Kurtley Beale, and full-back Israel Folau. (more...)
Jaguars' Doug Marrone Officially Opens QB Competition Jaguars' Doug Marrone Officially Opens QB Competition
- August 19, 2017

The 25-year-old Bortles , the third overall pick in 2014 and the Jaguars' starter since Week 4 of his rookie season, was ineffective in his four series in the first half against the Bucs, all of which ended in punts. However, rookie receiver Dede Westbrook lit up the Bucs' reserves in the fourth quarter, catching six passes for 131 yards. We wrote earlier this week that the Jaguars might regret passing on Clemson QB Deshaun Watson (and the same perhaps could be said for Texas Tech's ... (more...)
Conor McGregor Prediction: Floyd Mayweather Won't Last Two Rounds, Says UFC Star Conor McGregor Prediction: Floyd Mayweather Won't Last Two Rounds, Says UFC Star
- August 18, 2017

Adding to McGregor's challenge, the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC gloves and he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts. McGregor was a +500 underdog when the fight was announced on July 14. "So I believe I will paint pictures in there that he has never seen or the boxing community has never seen before and that will cause him big trouble", said the Irishman . (more...)
Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam
- August 16, 2017

There will be no such barrier in NY; she'll slide straight into the main draw. She returned to the tour, but her ranking - now 148th - was too low to allow entry into major tournaments, and the French Open denied her a wild card. Maria Sharapova has been handed a wildcard into the main draw at the US Open . The US Open starts in Flushing Meadows on August 28 (August 29 NZT). (more...)
Premier League plan to close transfer window early Premier League plan to close transfer window early
- August 16, 2017

Everton boss Ronald Koeman publicly advocated for moving the transfer deadline over the weekend and there is believed to be broad support for the idea, although Watford are one club known to oppose it. At least 14 of the 20 teams in the league must agree with the changes for them to be implemented. They have done some inspired business late in summer windows in the Roman Abramovich era; Michael Essien, Ashley Cole, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta were all August signings, and David Luiz and ... (more...)
Philippe Coutinho not included in Liverpool squad for Hoffenheim clash Philippe Coutinho not included in Liverpool squad for Hoffenheim clash
- August 15, 2017

Nagelsmann will certainly have been impressed with the application of his players in the Erfut fixture considering this much more glamorous tie loomed large on the horizon and it makes some sense that punters see them as viable challengers at around the 2/1 mark to beat Liverpool . (more...)
Badgers to play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field in 2020 Badgers to play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field in 2020
- August 15, 2017

Notre Dame has never played at Lambeau Field but holds a 10-0-2 record at Soldier Field, including a 19-0 victory over the Badgers in 1929. The news conference will be at 11:30 a.m.at the Under Armor Brand House at 600 N. "We at Wisconsin are honored to have the privilege to play a program with the rich tradition of Notre Dame". The 2021 game at Soldier Field will be a "road" game technically for the Irish. (more...)
Huddersfield Town-Crystal Palace Preview Huddersfield Town-Crystal Palace Preview
- August 14, 2017

Manager David Wagner will have decisions to make on how to line up his young side, and he will quickly learn what it takes to compete at the Premier League level. "If you can get that kind of quality of player it always benefits your team". In dismissing a ragged Crystal Palace , Wagner's side were nothing like the naive newcomers lucky to be mixing it with the game's giants. (more...)
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott releases statement reacting to National Football League suspension Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott releases statement reacting to National Football League suspension
- August 14, 2017

Elliott was not charged or arrested because of what authorities in Columbus said was conflicting and inconsistent information. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had maintained he hadn't seen anything to indicate Elliott was guilty of domestic violence and he didn't think his star back would be suspended. (more...)
Chelsea back in for Oxlade-Chamberlain Chelsea back in for Oxlade-Chamberlain
- August 13, 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is expecting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay this season. Arsenal have tried to tie Oxlade-Chamberlain down to a new contract, but so far, the player's representative has rejected all the offers. "I think in his career he had some bad moments because he had some small injuries", he told reporters. "He's had some small injuries but past year he was much more stable". (more...)
Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Community Shield in new penalty format Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Community Shield in new penalty format
- August 07, 2017

The game went straight to a penalty shoot-out at the end of 90 minutes. Cahill, scored for Chelsea to open the shootout, which was based on the ABBA format used in tennis tie-breaks. Chelsea failed to add a second while on top and Arsenal worked their way back in to the clash, Granit Xhaka forcing Courtois in to an excellent save with a long-range effort. (more...)
Mourinho would love Man United to sign world-class forward, claims insider Mourinho would love Man United to sign world-class forward, claims insider
- August 05, 2017

But amid renewed reports that a deal could yet be struck before the window closes on 31 August, sports director Piero Ausilio has moved to reiterate the Italian's stance over Perisic and midfielder Antonio Candreva , who has been linked with Chelsea . (more...)
Deal resolves Australia pay dispute Deal resolves Australia pay dispute
- August 04, 2017

However, it has been confirmed that the players will receive back-pay once the brand new MoU is completed and signed . The Test squad will assemble in Darwin next week for a training camp, with captain Steve Smith and his teammates flying out on August 18 for a two-Test series in Bangladesh . (more...)
Norfolk's Kam Chancellor signs three-year extension with Seahawks Norfolk's Kam Chancellor signs three-year extension with Seahawks
- August 02, 2017

Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks plays safety in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "I love this team", he said. The Seahawks' key defensive players, composed of Chancellor , Earl Thomas , Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett , are now signed to long-term deals. (more...)
Shoplifting charges dropped against WR Lucky Whitehead Shoplifting charges dropped against WR Lucky Whitehead
- July 26, 2017

As well as the Whitehead saga, star running back Ezekiel Elliott was allegedly involved in an altercation at a bar on Sunday but was not charged, while wide receiver Dez Bryant missed a team meeting. On Monday, Whitehead had said that this was a case of mistaken identity , telling Mike Fisher of Dallas' 105.3 The Fan: "I don't know who got arrested in Virginia, but it wasn't me". (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers In Talks To Sign Derrick Rose To 1-Year Deal Cleveland Cavaliers In Talks To Sign Derrick Rose To 1-Year Deal
- July 21, 2017

The Cavaliers could be adding another former MVP to their roster. Rose , the top pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by hometown club Chicago, has met with several teams this month, including Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Clippers . However, Rose still a career low from deep at 21 percent. Rose , the former NBA Most Valuable Player in 2011 for the Chicago Bulls , had struggled in the recent years due to significant injuries and off-court troubles. (more...)
Mithali Raj - From Bharatnatyam dancer to cricket icon Mithali Raj - From Bharatnatyam dancer to cricket icon
- July 14, 2017

The now deleted post read: "A great moment for Indian cricket, Mithali Raj becomes the highest run scorer in Women's ODI Cricket History today". Mithali has reached this milestone in 164 innings, which is 16 less than Charlotte. That scenario would keep them in Bristol , where they've played four of their six matches, but finishing second or third would see the side move north to Derby. (more...)
Philander fitness key to SA's chances of saving first Test Philander fitness key to SA's chances of saving first Test
- July 10, 2017

Maharaj was the most obvious threat, in a marathon 17-over spell from the nursery end. "Credit to the way Stokesy came out and played and then Moeen at the end", added Root. Having misread the spin, the ball ploughed on to take away his bails and South Africa were 361 all out. Cook went on to captain the side to 24 wins in a record 59 Tests. (more...)
Cowboys LB Wilson intentionally backed his truck into a woman Cowboys LB Wilson intentionally backed his truck into a woman
- July 06, 2017

According to Lynnanne Nguyen of FOX 4 Dallas, Wilson was released from jail after posting a $20,000 bond payment ($10,000 for each charge faced). Wilson was arrested near Toyota Stadium in suburban Frisco. Wilson, 24, has played the last two seasons with the Cowboys after they drafted him in the fourth round in 2015, but has started in just five games. (more...)