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Women's World Cup Championship Drives Conversation About Pay Equity Women's World Cup Championship Drives Conversation About Pay Equity
- July 10, 2019

How? Well, with the 2026 World Cup coming to the United States as part of a joint bid with Canada and Mexico, Manchin's bill would seek to cut off any federal funding that would go towards the event. "That's just plain wrong", Manchin stated in a press release. "I'm encouraging everyone to call their Senator and Representatives to help us get this bill passed and finally create a level playing field for all". (more...)
Trout, La Stella honor Skaggs at All-Star game Trout, La Stella honor Skaggs at All-Star game
- July 10, 2019

Skaggs, a 27-year-old pitcher, was found dead on July 1 in his room at his team's hotel in Arlington, Tex., where the Angels were playing the Rangers . However, that hasn't always been the case. Then commissioner Bud Selig and the Major League Baseball introduced the "This Time It Counts" slogan for the 2003 edition of the All-Star game. (more...)
Zion Williamson on sitting out Summer League: Zion Williamson on sitting out Summer League: "It was more precautionary"
- July 10, 2019

The team eventually ruled Williamson out of the rest of the summer league, announcing that the former Duke University standout suffered a knee bruise. Even though Williamson was on the bench, fans swarmed to him as he exited the court. The hype about Williamson filled the building that first night (and sold out Day 2, when he did not play), but as news started to make its way around the arena he would not play the second half fans began filing out of the Thomas & Mack (before the natural ... (more...)
Manchester United Have Not Protected Paul Pogba - Mino Raiola Manchester United Have Not Protected Paul Pogba - Mino Raiola
- July 10, 2019

Lindelof established himself as United's first choice centre-half last season after a troubled debut campaign and the 24-year-old - who has two years left on his contract with the option of another year - has become an influential figure under Solskjaer. (more...)
Wilder rematch set for February, says Fury Wilder rematch set for February, says Fury
- July 10, 2019

Fury controlled much of the fight only to be knocked down twice, including once in the 12th round that looked to be the deciding blow. The Briton has vowed he will not let their next contest go to the scorecards, telling a Q&A at an event at Dunfermline's Alhambra Theatre: " The rematch has been confirmed and signed, 22 February ". (more...)
Tennis star Ash Barty is sneaking Disney lyrics into press conferences Tennis star Ash Barty is sneaking Disney lyrics into press conferences
- July 10, 2019

Well it's caused a little bit of interest hasn't it? "Absolutely no regrets", Barty said. But, once her Disney one-liners made headlines around the world, she finally admitted she'd been having a laugh at the media's expense. Riske by name and risky by nature, the world No.55 bludgeoned 30 winners and committed only 15 unforced errors in recording her tour-best 14th grasscourt victory of the season. (more...)
New Zealand bat against India in first World Cup semi-final New Zealand bat against India in first World Cup semi-final
- July 10, 2019

Former Black Caps bowler Iain O'Brien believes New Zealand has taken the safe but smart option in its Cricket World Cup semi-final against India. New Zealand had made 211/5 after 46.1 overs, and will continue where they left off on Tuesday evening at Old Trafford in Manchester. (more...)
Australia have multiple options, says Langer Australia have multiple options, says Langer
- July 10, 2019

If Wade came in he would likely bat at No.3, leaving Smith to stay at No.4 with Handscomb and Stoinis to follow. "He's got good temperament, he plays spin well, he's on top of his game, so Pete will definitely play". Handscomb was omitted from the original World Cup squad, but he was named as the replacement for the injured Shaun Marsh who was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a fracture on his forearm. (more...)
NBA approves coach's challenge, instant replay for 2019-20 season NBA approves coach's challenge, instant replay for 2019-20 season
- July 10, 2019

That there were winners and losers, though, was known immediately as stars such as Kevin Durant , Kyrie Irving , Jimmy Butler, Al Horford, Kemba Walker and Kawhi Leonard switched teams. To initiate a challenge, a team must immediately call a legal timeout and the head coach must immediately signal for a challenge by twirling his/her finger toward the referees. (more...)
Knicks, Bullock reworking original 2-year, $21M deal Knicks, Bullock reworking original 2-year, $21M deal
- July 10, 2019

ESPN reported on Tuesday that Morris is considering backing out of his agreement with the Spurs to sign with the New York Knicks . That could open for the door for NY to sign Morris, which is something he's reportedly interested in. Let's take a look at how the Knicks would look with Morris, both in terms of their starting lineup and 2019-20 roster. In other words, Morris would only need to make $5 million or more on his 2020-2021 deal to make the decision worthwhile. (more...)
Murray rules out US Open singles return Murray rules out US Open singles return
- July 10, 2019

But the Wimbledon draw has opened up for Williams after emerging from the toughest quarter of the women's singles bracket, which also featured world No. Riske converted all five break points she generated. Williams has seven titles on the grass of the All-England Club and was runner-up three times. Garbiñe Muguruza, the 2017 Wimbledon champion, has split with her coach of about four years, Sam Sumyk. (more...)
Neymar? It's all the same — Barcelona president Bartomeu Neymar? It's all the same — Barcelona president Bartomeu
- July 10, 2019

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said last week that the Brazil global wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions , though he dismissed his side's chances of buying him because " PSG do not want him to go". Spanish sports newspaper Diario Sport claims a five-year contract has been agreed. Neymar has gone AWOL from preseason training just as PSG chief Leonardo has admitted he could be sold. (more...)
National Football League to cover all medical bills for Dolphins' Norton National Football League to cover all medical bills for Dolphins' Norton
- July 10, 2019

Norton posted a message on his Instagram story on Monday giving a thumbs up and the words: "I'm good thank you to everyone that checked on me!" Any continued support is appreciated. Agent Malki Kawa said Norton's "spirits are up considering the traumatic accident that he suffered and he's thankful for the support". He joined the Dolphins last December after a stint on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. (more...)
Arsenal appoint Edu as new technical director Arsenal appoint Edu as new technical director
- July 10, 2019

After the news from RMC Sport that William Saliba was getting ever closer to a move to Arsenal after Saint-Etienne and the Gunners reached an agreement on a €30m price, the deal now appears to be done. Arsenal are looking for reinforcements ahead of the next season, especially in the defense, since underwhelming performances last season has propelled Arsenal to make transformations. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: Portuguese meeting with China's richest man over Guangzhou Evergrande job Jose Mourinho: Portuguese meeting with China's richest man over Guangzhou Evergrande job
- July 10, 2019

JOSE MOURINHO has turned down a record £88million to manage Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande , according to reports. Mourinho, who has been out of management since he was axed at United last season, had met with the Evergrande Group chairman Xu Jiayin in April about the possibility of managing the Chinese side. (more...)
Manchester United apparently ask Pogba for time to sort replacement Manchester United apparently ask Pogba for time to sort replacement
- July 10, 2019

It's no secret that the World Cup victor is desperate to play Champions League football to test himself against the best of opponents but Manchester United are still not willing to sell Pogba. An off-season thought to be crucial to Manchester United's hopes going forward, Andy Mitten conceded that there is much that could go wrong before the season even begins . (more...)
Astros' Justin Verlander Accuses MLB of 'Juicing Baseballs' for More Offense Astros' Justin Verlander Accuses MLB of 'Juicing Baseballs' for More Offense
- July 10, 2019

Major League Baseball ( MLB ) has announced the launch of its first ever venture into esports with a tournament in China set to feature eight teams competing on the USA organisation's official title, MLB: The Show. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is not holding back his thoughts on Major League Baseball this season, saying he believes the league is juicing baseballs to increase offense. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather Gets Dropped During Charity Basketball Game Floyd Mayweather Gets Dropped During Charity Basketball Game
- July 09, 2019

Floyd Mayweather hasn't lost a bout over the course of his career as a boxer, but it didn't take very long for him to receive a loss on the basketball court. The usually quick-footed and shifty pugilist found himself on the very wrong end of a nasty cross-over stepback three from streetball legend The Bone Collector. (more...)
Chants for 'equal pay' after US World Cup victory Chants for 'equal pay' after US World Cup victory
- July 09, 2019

While the Wimbledon courts were resting on the customary Middle Sunday, the sporting event that dominated the consciousness instead was taking place over in Lyon, France, where the USA women's soccer team won its second consecutive World Cup, defeating the Netherlands, 2-0. (more...)
Wimbledon Roundup: Zhang Shuai into quarterfinals, Nadal, Federer move on Wimbledon Roundup: Zhang Shuai into quarterfinals, Nadal, Federer move on
- July 09, 2019

I know there is going to be a day that they are going to be in front of us because they will play better than us or because we are leaving. Asked why that continues to be the case, Djokovic said: "I have no explanation for that". Both have enjoyed otherwise successful careers in the world's top 10 but, similar to Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic, David Goffin and the like, the CVs of Nishikori and Querrey are missing coveted slams. (more...)

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