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Cubs To Acquire Nicholas Castellanos Cubs To Acquire Nicholas Castellanos
- August 01, 2019

The 27-year-old Castellanos is hitting.273/.328/.462, with 11 home runs. For a while there it looked like the only move the Chicago Cubs were going to make was acquiring Tony Kemp from Houston. Castellanos has 37 doubles this season, which puts him tied with Boston's Rafael Devers for the most in the majors. He has crushed left-handed pitching, posting a 1.026 OPS against lefties this year. (more...)
Everton deny second bid for Zaha that includes McCarthy
- August 01, 2019

Zaha was a target for manager Marco Silva but having had an offer rejected over the weekend they have withdrawn their interest, although that has not stopped claims suggesting they had returned on Monday with an improved cash bid plus midfielder James McCarthy and striker Cenk Tosun . (more...)
Patriots great Nick Buoniconti dies at 78 Patriots great Nick Buoniconti dies at 78
- August 01, 2019

Buoniconti said he was devastated when his hometown Patriots traded him and considered retiring but made a decision to stay with Miami . The Hall of Fame linebacker had been battling dementia and showing signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which was highlighted in HBO's documentary " The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti ". (more...)
Coco Gauff loses in Washington Open first round Coco Gauff loses in Washington Open first round
- August 01, 2019

American teenager Coco Gauff is out of the Washington Open after losing to Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in straight sets in the first round. Unseeded American Venus Williams was dealt her second straight early tournament exit, falling 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-1 to compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands in her first match at San Jose, Calif. (more...)
Liverpool Players Included On 10-Man FIFA Player Of The Year Shortlist Liverpool Players Included On 10-Man FIFA Player Of The Year Shortlist
- August 01, 2019

The Best FIFA Men's Coach nominees: Djamel Belmadi ( Algeria ), Didier Deschamps (France), Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate), Ricardo Gareca ( Peru ), Pep Guardiola ( Manchester City ), Jurgen Klopp ( Liverpool ), Mauricio Pochettino ( Tottenham ), Fernando Santos ( Portugal ), Erik ten Hag ( Ajax ), Tite ( Brazil ). (more...)
Utd waiting on Dybala for Lukaku swap Utd waiting on Dybala for Lukaku swap
- July 31, 2019

United do not seem to be willing to grant such a request, though, and look ever more likely to complete their swap with Juve. And unlike Inter's move for the striker, Juventus appear to be making progress with the Premier League giants. (more...)
Virgil van Dijk sends message to Arsenal about Kieran Tierney Virgil van Dijk sends message to Arsenal about Kieran Tierney
- July 31, 2019

Arsenal have not ended their interested their interest in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and are still keen on taking him to the Emirates Stadium, according to the BBC . Tierney has won four successive SPL titles over the past four seasons to help Celtic exert their dominance in the Scottish top flight. "Kieran made his debut against Dundee when I was at Celtic". (more...)
Tyreek Hill's recent reversal includes place in 'Top 100 Players' Tyreek Hill's recent reversal includes place in 'Top 100 Players'
- July 31, 2019

Hill took a hit from cornerback Bashaud Breeland and had his right leg examined on the sideline before climbing into the passenger seat of a cart and heading back to the facility, according to Kimberley Martin of Yahoo . But on July 19, the National Football League announced that Hill wouldn't be suspended, Hill reported on time for training camp with the rest of Kansas City veterans on Friday and he made an appearance in the "Top 100 Players of 2019" at No. (more...)
Saints, WR Thomas reach $100M deal Saints, WR Thomas reach $100M deal
- July 31, 2019

The New Orleans Saints and wide receiver Michael Thomas have agreed on a record five-year, $100 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The historic deal includes $61M in guarantees , a far cry from the $1.148M he was scheduled to make this season in the final year of his rookie contract. (more...)
FIFA The Best: Van Dijk, Ronaldo nominated FIFA The Best: Van Dijk, Ronaldo nominated
- July 31, 2019

It was won in 2016 and 2017 by Ronaldo, while Modric's victory last year was the first time Ronaldo or Messi had not been named the world's best player in 11 years. Fans, journalists, national team coaches and captains will decide the victor of the Federation Internationale de Football Association award. The victor will be decided based on a fans' vote, which is equally weighted alongside the votes of other key members of the footballing community, with an announcement on September 23 at The ... (more...)
Hamlin stamps himself a championship contender at Pocono Hamlin stamps himself a championship contender at Pocono
- July 31, 2019

He is 0 for 37 at Pocono, though he was runner-up in both 2017 races. Only Jeff Gordon has won at Pocono more with six wins. "We weren't bad, but I think as you look at that our vehicle was pretty good after about lap six and I think as you get into the race tomorrow there's gonna be a lot of two-tire strategy and a lot of green flag strategy". (more...)
McIlroy shoots 62 to lead Koepka by one shot in Memphis McIlroy shoots 62 to lead Koepka by one shot in Memphis
- July 31, 2019

But the four-time major victor, who missed the cut in front of home support at Royal Portrush last week, saw his slender advantage quickly disappear as the American birdied the par-five third to move alongside his playing partner. "I'm enjoying it while it lasts". Dropping another nine-foot birdie putt at the par-4 fifth lifted Koepka atop the leaderboard, then he rolled in a tricky 20-footer for birdie at the sixth to seize a two-stroke lead at 14-under. (more...)
Bauer fined for mound antics amid trade rumors Bauer fined for mound antics amid trade rumors
- July 31, 2019

He had 16 homers in 87 games for the Padres last season. After giving up two runs during the fifth inning against the Royals, Bauer threw the ball into the netting behind home plate out of anger after the play, according to MLB's Indians beat reporter Mandy Bell. (more...)
Amir Garrett, Yasiel Puig ejected after huge Reds-Pirates fight Amir Garrett, Yasiel Puig ejected after huge Reds-Pirates fight
- July 31, 2019

His summary of the inning when asked about it after the game: "That's insane". Earlier the Reds were upset about a Keone Kela pitch went high and in, almost hitting Derek Dietrich . "It's a shame that this is allowed and that they're able to get away with it", Bell said of the up-and-in pitch. I don't know if they teach it, but they allow it. (more...)
Alfa Romeo penalised post-race in Germany, Williams score first 2019 point Alfa Romeo penalised post-race in Germany, Williams score first 2019 point
- July 31, 2019

A post-race ruling by the Formula One stewards has seen the Alfa Romeos of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi handed 30-second penalties for breaching rules regarding driver aids at the start of the German Grand Prix . "Any device or system which notifies the driver of the onset of wheel spin is not permitted". Under the regulations, the driver's torque demand on the lever must match up with the torque delivered by the clutch nearly instantaneously, with a delay of no more than 70 ... (more...)
CJ McCollum agrees to 3-year, $100 million extension with Blazers CJ McCollum agrees to 3-year, $100 million extension with Blazers
- July 31, 2019

McCollum, who became eligible to sign the extension over the weekend, is under contract through the 2023-24 season. " CJ McCollum is a franchise cornerstone and a critical part of our future", said Olshey. He averaged over 20 points per game for the fourth-straight season dating back to his Most Improved Player campaign in 2014-16. Chicago on January 31, 2018, making him one of seven Trail Blazers to reach the 50-point mark in franchise history. (more...)
Everton expect to complete Moise Kean transfer in next few days Everton expect to complete Moise Kean transfer in next few days
- July 31, 2019

According to the Liverpool Echo , the Slovak has been identified by Silva as a top target to replace Gueye before the window closes in just over a week's time. "And of course I can't wait to take in the awesome atmosphere of the Parc des Princes, which impressed me during my first seasons in France!" "Everton FC gave me the opportunity to continue in the Premier League and the last 3 years..." Sporting director Leonardo, who had stayed behind in Paris to get the Gueye deal done while PSG ... (more...)
South Korean fans to sue after Cristiano Ronaldo's no-show South Korean fans to sue after Cristiano Ronaldo's no-show
- July 31, 2019

Chang told local broadcaster SBS that the contract stipulated Ronaldo play 45 minutes, with his company later issuing a statement that Juventus had broken their contractual obligation by the forward not featuring in the 3-3 draw. Tickets - priced from 30,000 won (S$34) to 400,000 won (S$464) - sold out in just 21/2 hours when they were released on July 3. "When I went to argue with (Pavel) Nedved, the vice president of Juventus , all he said was 'I also wish Ronaldo ran, but he ... (more...)
Ottawa Senators trade Mike Condon to Tampa Bay Ottawa Senators trade Mike Condon to Tampa Bay
- July 31, 2019

Callahan, 34, is not expected to play again due to a degenerative disc disease in his lumbar spine. With the Senators extending Anders Nilsson , along with Craig Anderson , Marcus Hogberg and Filip Gustavsson all still on the books, it was clear that Condon's days with the organisation were over. (more...)
Steve Ballmer Not Ruling Out Changing Clippers Logo, Colors, Or Team Name Steve Ballmer Not Ruling Out Changing Clippers Logo, Colors, Or Team Name
- July 31, 2019

Ballmer also told ESPN that the new arena will appeal to players, which he says is a key consideration for free agents looking at the Los Angeles market. "We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to really step our identity up another level", Ballmer said . When the Buffalo Braves relocated to San Diego in 1978, they were renamed the Clippers because San Diego had strong ties to sport of sailing. (more...)

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