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Australia retain The Ashes after victory over England at Old Trafford Australia retain The Ashes after victory over England at Old Trafford
- September 10, 2019

Australia didn't have to wait as long for the final wicket, which came nine balls later when Hazlewood trapped Overton and ensuring that Australia retained the Ashes in England, for the first time since 2001. Unfortunately, a Jofra Archer bouncer prevented him from playing any further in that match and the one after that. Joe Denly was 48 not out and Jonny Bairstow two not out at the lunch break. (more...)
Julio Jones, Falcons agree on $66 million contract extension Julio Jones, Falcons agree on $66 million contract extension
- September 10, 2019

The Falcons kick off their 2019 season on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings with Jones needing two catches to become the second-fastest player to reach 700 in his National Football League career. Jones sealed his future with the Falcons on the same day Brown was released by Oakland without playing a game for the Raiders after numerous run-ins with coaches and management. (more...)
Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto'o retires from football Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto'o retires from football
- September 10, 2019

He won the Champions League twice with Barcelona and again during his time at Inter, where Eto'o was part of the club's 2009-10 treble-winning side. He also became the record holder for most La Liga caps by an African. In 2011, he joined Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, before moving to Chelsea for the 2013-14 season, where he was reunited with Jose Mourinho , his manager at Inter. (more...)
Bianca Andreescu can 'absolutely' beat Serena Williams, coach says Bianca Andreescu can 'absolutely' beat Serena Williams, coach says
- September 10, 2019

There's also a sense of undisturbed focus and calmness from Williams at this year's final Grand Slam of the season. "A lot of emotions are running through my body right now". But she had some momentum going into the tiebreak, and took it. Bianca broke at love in the second game of the second set after, you guess, a double fault from the American who pulled it back in the next game to at least stay in contention. (more...)
Jamie Murray, Bethanie Mattek-Sands Repeat As US Open Mixed Doubles Champions Jamie Murray, Bethanie Mattek-Sands Repeat As US Open Mixed Doubles Champions
- September 10, 2019

We have had so much fun on the court in the past year. Jamie Murray ensured some British success at the US Open by defending the mixed doubles title with America's Bethanie Mattek-Sands. While it was a third consecutive US Open mixed doubles title for Murray, Mattek-Sands has clinched his fifth Grand Slam mixed doubles title with victory at this year's edition of tournament in NY. (more...)
Watford sack Gracia, re-hire Sanchez Flores Watford sack Gracia, re-hire Sanchez Flores
- September 10, 2019

Even so the speed with which they have dismissed Gracia - and removed his backroom staff - is astonishing with Watford having awarded the Spaniard a new four and a half year contract only last November with an option to extend it further. Meanwhile, TUKO.co.ke had earlier reported that Diego Maradona has been appointed as new manager of struggling Premier division side Gimnasia. Watford may have a reputation for instability when it comes to managers but behind the scenes there is a tried and ... (more...)
UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov not looking for McGregor rematch UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov not looking for McGregor rematch
- September 10, 2019

The worldwide mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov said that he did not expect to succeed in his first fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC , held in the UAE and the Middle East. "But [in Abu Dhabi], I think I'm going to feel this, because I feel this is my area". I've seen enough to go into his fights expecting him to win in the same way that I do with Jones or did with GSP and by the looks of things, he's only getting better and more refined in his approach. (more...)
Anthem mix-up in Paris at European Qualifier — France vs Albania Anthem mix-up in Paris at European Qualifier — France vs Albania
- September 10, 2019

In an embarrassing mix-up, the wrong national anthem was played for Albania before they faced France in a Euro 2020 Qualifier on Saturday. Even without the injured Paul Pogba, and with Kylian Mbappe watching from the stands, there was little concern for the hosts as Kingsley Coman scored twice, with Chelsea's Olivier Giroud and debutant Jonathan Ikone also on target. (more...)
Ireland go top in World Rugby rankings for first time Ireland go top in World Rugby rankings for first time
- September 10, 2019

All Ireland have to do is defeat the Welsh side to go top of the rankings while Gatland's men must defeat Joe Schmidt's side by more than 15 points to go top once more. The two met last weekend down in Cardiff with Ireland taking a win. "It takes the pressure off and breeds confidence". Briefly up to No 1 in the world rankings, now back down to fifth after two consecutive defeats to the Irish they go to Japan without the momentum of form - if you read a lot into the results of ... (more...)
Kawhi Leonard's sister arrested for murder Kawhi Leonard's sister arrested for murder
- September 10, 2019

Kimesha Monae Williams , 35, is being held without bail at the Indio ( Calif ) Correction Facility after the incident at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula. Jail records show that Williams is 6-foot-2, just five inches shy of her brother, who is 6-foot-7. It would have required "a great amount of force, such as being pushed, thrown or punched by a 320-pound person", according to the investigator's notes. (more...)
In US Open final, Nadal seeks 19th major, Medvedev eyes 1st In US Open final, Nadal seeks 19th major, Medvedev eyes 1st
- September 10, 2019

The Daniil Medvedev vs Rafa Nadal live stream is blocked in the following countries: Antigua And Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Argentina, American Samoa, Aruba, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bouvet Island, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Micronesia, Federated States Of, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, South Georgia And Sandwich Isl., Guatemala, Guam, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, ... (more...)
Oakland Raiders release disgruntled WR Antonio Brown Oakland Raiders release disgruntled WR Antonio Brown
- September 10, 2019

The six-time Super Bowl-winning Patriots play their opening game of the National Football League season against Brown's former club the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday. That, of course, is contingent upon the recently reinstated Gordon remaining available to play and the controversial Brown being content and behaving himself. (more...)
Steelers vs Patriots: New England dismantles Pittsburgh in dominating victory Steelers vs Patriots: New England dismantles Pittsburgh in dominating victory
- September 10, 2019

Then all of a sudden, you started to get all of this drama, what was happening with the Raiders."Brown requested his release from the Raiders on Instagram late last week and then instantly signed with the Patriots ". Understandably, Pittsburgh did not want to trade Brown to another AFC North team or its AFC rival, the Patriots, earlier this year , but Brown's apparently highly-coordinated temper tantrums got him what he wanted. (more...)
Lankan cricketers opt out of Pak tour over security fears
- September 10, 2019

Sri Lanka are due to visit Pakistan for three ODIs and as many T20Is in September-October in 2019, thus marking the first worldwide action in the country in last 18 months. But this is the first time in 10 years, a top team will be in Pakistan for more than two weeks. Following the meeting with the players, the National Selectors, selected a T20I and ODI squad to tour Pakistan, and the respective squads will be sent to the approval of the Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment ... (more...)
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in men's final US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in men's final
- September 10, 2019

Medvedev entered his first career Grand Slam final on a 12-match win streak. The fifth set stayed on serve until Nadal came back from love-40 to break Medvedev's serve and take a 3-2 lead. A Nadal hold later and the third set was tied at 5-5. Nadal had raced to a two-set lead against the Russian fifth seed, winning the first set 7-5 and the second set 6-3. (more...)
West Indies begin search for new men's head coach following 'comprehensive review' West Indies begin search for new men's head coach following 'comprehensive review'
- September 10, 2019

Bravo, who last played an ODI for Windies in Dharamsala in 2014, in a joking manner, said that he could be considered for selection in the limited-overs series with Pollard being the new captain. "He's a very important force and is still going to be our red-ball captain". "I'm truly honoured to be appointed captain of the West Indies and I would like to thank Cricket West Indies' Board of Directors for placing their faith and confidence in me", Pollard said. (more...)
Big E Mocks Seth Rollins After Bears' Opening NFL Loss Big E Mocks Seth Rollins After Bears' Opening NFL Loss
- September 06, 2019

The Green Bay Packers kicked off the 100th National Football League season with a 10-3 victory over old rivals the Chicago Bears . In a defensive battle, the Packers stifled the Chicago offense and Jimmy Graham's second-quarter touchdown was the difference. (more...)
Berrettini outlasts Monfils at US Open
- September 06, 2019

His attitude is something that is close to perfection". "He's the greatest fighter ever in this sport", Berrettini said. He has dropped only one set in the tournament so far, against 2014 champion Marin Cilic in the fourth round. I'm not proud of it. Medvedev called himself "an idiot" for taunts to fans saying he drew inspiration from their jeers and vowed to show his "brighter side" in future matches. (more...)
Messi can leave Barca when he wants - Pique Messi can leave Barca when he wants - Pique
- September 06, 2019

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor signed his current deal with the Catalan club in November 2017, though president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been talking up his inevitable renewal for months. Messi hit 51 goals last season in all competitions, as Barca went on to retain their La Liga title. And Bartomeu confirmed in February that they are still trying to persuade him to commit to the club for even longer. (more...)
Uncapped spinner Linde replaces Smuts in SA's T20I squad for India series Uncapped spinner Linde replaces Smuts in SA's T20I squad for India series
- September 06, 2019

Meanwhile, it was an easy choice for the selectors to draft in Linde George. Linde has played 75 T20s so far and has 611 runs at a strike rate of 139.81. Uncapped left-arm spinner George Linde was on Thursday named as replacement for all-rounder Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts in South Africa's squad for the three-match T20 global series against India , starting 15 September. (more...)

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