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Cummins has engine stoked to fire in Ashes Cummins has engine stoked to fire in Ashes
- August 14, 2019

Siddle's relative lack of pace could put him at risk of being dropped in favour of Hazlewood, although it would be a huge call to axe somebody described by Langer as "almost the bowler of the game" after the first Test. Most grounds it's the first thing to look at but here, there's so much else to admire and love about being here. Anderson's absence opens the door for Archer only a month after he bowled the dramatic Super Over in the World Cup final win over New Zealand. (more...)
Man City avoids transfer ban for improperly signing young players Man City avoids transfer ban for improperly signing young players
- August 14, 2019

The FIFA Discplinary Committee brought forward its decision on Tuesday, sanctioning City for breaches related to global transfers and registration of players under 18. The English champions have instead being handed a fine of 370,000 Swiss Francs, which is equivalent to £314,670. City said the rule breach was in relation to players on trial and their participation in friendly games, and that the club had been "fully compliant" since. (more...)
Serena Williams in Rogers Cup semis Serena Williams in Rogers Cup semis
- August 14, 2019

Japan's Naomi Osaka will return to the top of the women's singles world ranking this week, despite losing 6-3, 6-4 to Serena Williams in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Friday. "I honestly don't really think there was ups and downs", Osaka said . She added: "But there were chances where she hit shorter balls, but I wasn't expecting her to, so I didn't move up in time ". (more...)
Colts GM says Luck now has high-ankle problem Colts GM says Luck now has high-ankle problem
- August 14, 2019

As the calf injury for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck continues to linger, owner Jim Irsay revealed that there is a little more to it than simply the calf. Then, as the team gathered for training camp and Luck continued to sit on the sideline, Irsay changed his prediction to early in the 2017 season. Luck has been working with throwing guru Tom House. (more...)
Jay-Z Partners with National Football League to Oversee Entertainment, Social Justice Activism Jay-Z Partners with National Football League to Oversee Entertainment, Social Justice Activism
- August 14, 2019

Most notably during that period was then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the US national anthem. On " Apeshit ", the biggest hit on Jay-Z and Beyoncé's joint 2018 album Everything Is Love , Jay famously rapped, "I said no to the Super Bowl/ You need me, I don't need you/ Every night we in the endzone/ Tell the National Football League we in stadiums too", seemingly confirming 2017 reports that he turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl. (more...)
Reed tames Liberty National to win Northern Trust Reed tames Liberty National to win Northern Trust
- August 14, 2019

The 2018 Masters champion began his final round as the tournament leader, but struggled on the front nine. Reed overcame a shaky start to Sunday's final round, and pulled away from the field with two late birdies to win The Northern Trust . (more...)
Golden Tate Loses Appeal, Suspended Four Games for Substance Abuse Violation Golden Tate Loses Appeal, Suspended Four Games for Substance Abuse Violation
- August 14, 2019

Now the Giants will be without Tate for the first four games of the season, and the veteran will not be paid for those games. "This past April, during the offseason, my wife and I chose to see a specialist for fertility planning", the statement began. (more...)
Andy Murray won't play U.S. Open singles after loss on return Andy Murray won't play U.S. Open singles after loss on return
- August 13, 2019

Scotsman Andy Murray's long-awaited return to singles play Monday at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati didn't go as well as he or his fans might have expected with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round loss to Frenchman Richard Gasquet . He said: "If I would have taken the wild card and then not played, then I would have been getting loads of questions about my hip and, 'Why has he turned it down?" Before a standing-room only Granstand Court crowd, including a teen boy waving a a red-and-white ... (more...)
W Series champ Jamie Chadwick hopeful of breaking into F1 W Series champ Jamie Chadwick hopeful of breaking into F1
- August 13, 2019

The multiple championship victor has been signed as a development driver for the Williams team, and she hopes to make it into Formula One. Chadwick, Powell and Emma Kimilainen circulated at the front for the first 10 minutes, in close formation but in line astern through the twists, turns and undulations of the renowned Kentish racetrack. (more...)
Charlie Manuel has replaced John Mallee as hitting coach Charlie Manuel has replaced John Mallee as hitting coach
- August 13, 2019

With 44 games remaining in what so far has been an underwhelming season, the Phillies hope that Manuel can spark an offense that has been wildly inconsistent all season. Manager Gabe Kapler, who is under contract through next season, appears safe, though he will come under review after the season. They are two games out of the second NL wild-card spot. (more...)
Mike Perry in hospital after UFC Uruguay fight Mike Perry in hospital after UFC Uruguay fight
- August 13, 2019

Luque called out Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson for a fight in his post-fight interview , and it appears it's a fight the UFC is considering booking. One good news for Perry in spite of a nasty injury is that, it was announced that both fighters walked away with an additional $50,000 from the Fight of the Night award. (more...)
Groups decry Saudi hosting of Joshua-Ruiz bout Groups decry Saudi hosting of Joshua-Ruiz bout
- August 13, 2019

Ruiz Jr scored a shock victory over Joshua in June, and Joshua quickly activated a rematch clause in his contract after the fight. The high-profile December 7 duel, dubbed "Clash on the Dunes", will see Britain's Joshua trying to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he sensationally lost to American fighter Ruiz in NY in June. (more...)
Six candidates short-listed for India's head coach's job Shastri also in fray Six candidates short-listed for India's head coach's job Shastri also in fray
- August 13, 2019

Before leaving for the tour of West Indies, captain Virat Kohli had said that he is in favour of Shastri continuing as the head coach of the Indian team despite the criticism he faced following the semi-final ouster from the World Cup. He took over as Afghanistan coach in December 2017 and helped them get ready for their Test debut as well as qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Simmons played 26 Tests and 143 ODIs for the West Indies, scoring 1,002 runs at 22.26 and 3,675 runs at 28.93 ... (more...)
No, Dak Prescott Is Not Asking for $40 Million a Year No, Dak Prescott Is Not Asking for $40 Million a Year
- August 13, 2019

That would mean more than $30 million per season for Prescott. Reports on Monday morning suggested Prescott wanted that unprecedented kind of cash in a new deal from the Dallas Cowboys , but several reports have now surfaced refuting those claims. (more...)
Former NBA player sentenced to 3.5 years for possessing loaded gun Former NBA player sentenced to 3.5 years for possessing loaded gun
- August 13, 2019

Former NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair was reportedly sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Monday, stemming from a 2017 illegal firearm possession. Telfair's NBA career began in 2004, when he was drafted 13th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers directly out of Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High, where he enjoyed a legendary career and earned national player of the year honors. (more...)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Mason Greenwood ahead of crucial season Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Mason Greenwood ahead of crucial season
- August 13, 2019

Manchester United did buy three players this summer - Harry Maguire , Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Daniel James - and all three could make their debuts against Chelsea . Saha went on to reflect on Lukaku's spell at the Theatre of Dreams, citing a combination of bad luck and low confidence as the main reasons for his premature exit. (more...)
Murray ready as he’ll ever be for Cincinnati singles return Murray ready as he’ll ever be for Cincinnati singles return
- August 13, 2019

The former World No 1 is back in action at next week's Cincinnati Masters , where he faces Richard Gasquet in the first round - the Briton's first singles match since the Australian Open in January. Murray returned to doubles play in June, winning the Queen's Club title with partner Feliciano Lopez , who he also partnered to the last 16 in Montreal last week and will team up with again in Cincinnati. (more...)
Bayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan Bayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan
- August 13, 2019

The 30-year-old will be moving to Bavaria on an initial loan move worth around €5m. The Bavarian giants' hopes of signing Manchester City's Leroy Sane were scuppered last week following the news he will be out for six or seven months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury. (more...)
Antonio Brown and Tom Brady aren't happy about helmet switch Antonio Brown and Tom Brady aren't happy about helmet switch
- August 13, 2019

Brown, 31, filed a formal grievance against the NFL over a rule that requires players to wear helmets that have been certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) to protect against possible head injury, according to multiple reports. (more...)
Ex-NBAer Telfair sentenced to 3.5 years in prison Ex-NBAer Telfair sentenced to 3.5 years in prison
- August 13, 2019

Sebastian Telfair #31 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. His career National Basketball Association scoring average was 7.4 points per game. Telfair was traded to the Celtics from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 28, 2006. (more...)

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