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Force granted leave for appeal in Supreme Court Force granted leave for appeal in Supreme Court
- August 23, 2017

Meanwhile, RugbyWA will find out on Wednesday whether their appeal against the ARU's decision to axe the Force will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court. The ARU claim they axed the Force primarily for financial reasons. Forrest said the decision lacked financial merit and hinted the Force could play elsewhere if unsuccessful in their Supreme Court appeal. (more...)
Christian Kirksey: Browns players were 'praying' during anthem protest Christian Kirksey: Browns players were 'praying' during anthem protest
- August 23, 2017

Last season, no white players were among those who emulated Colin Kaepernick's example by participating in anthem protests, but three had already done so before games this month. I said at some point in time, they may [protest], and they have. "Of course not", Boldin said , according to the Associated Press. There are many effective ways athletes can utilize their platform if they so desire, but I would respect any individual decision, as ultimately, it would be the player's choice after ... (more...)
Tiemoue Bakayoko: I'll be stronger for winning Chelsea debut Tiemoue Bakayoko: I'll be stronger for winning Chelsea debut
- August 23, 2017

Chelsea looked set to split the points against Spurs after Batshuayi's own-goal, until Marcos Alonso's stunning late victor. Antonio Conte may have hailed it as an incredible performance, since Bakayoko did go the full 90 and didn't do too horribly, but the player himself was a bit more reserved. (more...)
Jon Jones Tests Positive For Steroids, Stripped Of Title Jon Jones Tests Positive For Steroids, Stripped Of Title
- August 23, 2017

The UFC later confirmed the news in a statement on its web site. The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017. (more...)
Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka Officially Out Of US Open 'Ongoing Family Situation' Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka Officially Out Of US Open 'Ongoing Family Situation'
- August 23, 2017

The 28-year-old Belarusian returned to action in June, after the birth of her son Leo last December, and had been hopeful that legal arrangements could be worked out to allow her to compete in the August 28-Sept. She played her first tournament in June, and although she did not do amazingly well, losing in the second round of Mallorca, a grass court tournament, she showed some incredible improvement just a few weeks later at this year's Wimbledon. (more...)
Double Shot: Indians Place Miller, Salazar On Disabled List Double Shot: Indians Place Miller, Salazar On Disabled List
- August 23, 2017

Miller, an All-Star and arguably the most indispensable player on Cleveland's roster, made just seven pitches - all fastballs - in Monday night's win over Boston before taking himself out. The left-hander is 4-3 with a 1.65 ERA and has 79 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings. This is Salazar's second trip to the DL. On the season Salazar has appeared in 18 games, 16 being starts, and he has a 5-6 record with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 92 innings pitched. (more...)
Chelsea consider shock move for PL goal machine Chelsea consider shock move for PL goal machine
- August 23, 2017

The Carabao Cup returns to action on Tuesday night and you can listen to live talkSPORT 2 commentary of Sheffield United v Leicester City here . Despite Leicester's poor season, Vardy still managed to score 16 goals for the Foxes , rediscovering his goal scoring form crucially, during the second half of the 2016/17 campaign to steer the former champions away from the drop zone. (more...)
Celtics and Cavs nearing Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade Celtics and Cavs nearing Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade
- August 23, 2017

Boston gets a dynamic scorer who is younger than Thomas, better defensively (not by much, but he's an upgrade) and a clutch performer who delivered in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Crowder has three seasons left on his deal and will make $6.8 this season. If the trade were to happen it would immediately put the Celtics and Cavaliers neck and neck for first place in the Eastern Conference. (more...)
Marseille president confirms interest in Celtic's Moussa Dembele Marseille president confirms interest in Celtic's Moussa Dembele
- August 23, 2017

The Brazilian striker recently fanned the flames by claiming that Conte's dumping of him - which happened via Whatsapp message - was "a moment of madness". Dembele scored 32 goals in all competitions for the champions last term as they secured an unbeaten domestic Treble and returned to the Champions League group stages. (more...)
Carson Wentz heats back up in joint practice with Dolphins Carson Wentz heats back up in joint practice with Dolphins
- August 23, 2017

Dolphins defense on one field and Dolphins offense vs. Eagles defense on another, with occasional breaks to work on special teams. "He was good, he did well. "He got a lot of throws these last two days". You've just got to pick one and roll with it. "We're going to figure this thing out", Marrone said. "I think the things that happened in Philly made me a better leader in Miami". (more...)
Arsenal offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain massive new deal amid Chelsea transfer links Arsenal offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain massive new deal amid Chelsea transfer links
- August 22, 2017

The Daily Mirror say the 24-year-old has told Arsene Wenger face-to-face that he will not sign an agreement to stay at the Emirates. Premier League champions Chelsea have been linked with a move for the England global and have already seen a £25m bid rejected by the Gunners though remain interested in securing his services. (more...)
New England Patriots Gift Trump Super Bowl Ring New England Patriots Gift Trump Super Bowl Ring
- August 22, 2017

Donald Trump has already welcomed a few championship teams to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this year since being sworn in as president with Clemson, the Chicago Cubs, and the New England Patriots stopping by. The inside of the ring is inscribed with "we are all Patriots " and "greatest comeback ever", a reference to the Patriots' surprise comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl. (more...)
Markelle Fultz gets no respect in National Basketball Association rookie survey Markelle Fultz gets no respect in National Basketball Association rookie survey
- August 22, 2017

While Rookie of the Year guesses can have a ton to do with who each young star is playing with-Fultz will be sharing the ball with fellow rookie Ben Simmons-predicting which player will have the best overall career is pretty straight forward. (more...)
Barcelona taking action against Neymar over world-record move to PSG Barcelona taking action against Neymar over world-record move to PSG
- August 22, 2017

Neymar signed a contract extension with the Catalan giants in October a year ago before leaving for Paris earlier this month in a €222 million deal. The amount is €8.5m in damages, plus an additional 10% in interest. "He could have been clearer before and the way things were done was not right", Bartomeu added. "Leo Messi continues to be the leader of this side". Spanish Club Barcelona has filed a legal lawsuit against Paris Saint Germaine Striker, Neymar . (more...)
Downbeat Benitez in the dark about Newcastle signings Downbeat Benitez in the dark about Newcastle signings
- August 22, 2017

Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy hailed manager David Wagner's ambition after his goal helped the Premier League newcomers continue their 100 per cent start to the season. Like our first game against Crystal Palace gave us a better picture, a better idea about the possibility of players competing in this division. However, it was their third lost player which sunk them, as Jonjo Shelvey got himself red carded for stamping on Dele Alli right in front of the referee . (more...)
Barcelona To Sue Neymar For Breach Of Contract Barcelona To Sue Neymar For Breach Of Contract
- August 22, 2017

It was reported that Neymar's father - also his agent - held up the move to PSG beyond the end of July in order to trigger the payment, which had been inserted as part of his new deal. Barca deserves much more and everybody knows it. Life as a PSG player has started well for the 25-year-old, who scored on his debut and then added two more along with three assists in a stunning show against Toulouse on Sunday. (more...)
Regardless of who's playing QB, Jaguars have 'a job to get done' Regardless of who's playing QB, Jaguars have 'a job to get done'
- August 22, 2017

The Jaguars have what they believe is a bell-cow running back in Leonard Fournette to carry much of the offensive load. "Really I'm just looking for someone to just be the leader of that offense", Marrone told co-host Mark Dominik and me Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. (more...)
Gayle, Samuels return to ODI squad Gayle, Samuels return to ODI squad
- August 22, 2017

Chris Gayle last appeared for the West Indies at Wellington in March 2015 during their World Cup Quarterfinal loss to New Zealand where he scored 61. None of those players was available to the tourists for the ongoing Test series against England . The once dominant West Indies are under fire form all sides after their Test team's abject performance in the first Test defeat - by an innings and 209 runs - against England inside three days at the weekend. (more...)
Geoffrey Boycott apologises for Geoffrey Boycott apologises for "unacceptable" comments about West Indian cricketers
- August 22, 2017

Former England legendary batsman Geoffrey Boycott has apologised after making racist remarks where he suggested he needed to "black up" to get a knighthood. In the first day-night Test match ever played on these shores, Joe Root's side bowled the tourists out twice within three days to win by an innings and 209 runs. (more...)
The Football Association 'disappointed' as Fancy Bears leak anti-doping records The Football Association 'disappointed' as Fancy Bears leak anti-doping records
- August 22, 2017

The 25 players named, include former Manchester United trio Carlos Tevez , Juan Sebastian Veron and Gabriel Heinze . Russian hacking group Fancy Bears have gone to war on doping in football, having released a number of documents which supposedly name and shame those who have failed doping tests and were allowed banned medicines. (more...)