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Estrada signs 1-year, $13 million contract to stay with Jays Estrada signs 1-year, $13 million contract to stay with Jays
- September 21, 2017

It was the 5,694th home run of 2017, breaking the season record set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. "A pretty cool thing to be a part of", Gordon said. "There is a ton of home runs being hit, more than normal", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "Not really concerned about the balls". Anderson was declared fit to start despite leaving his no-decision outing Thursday against the Minnesota Twins with a blister after 4 1/3 innings. (more...)
Youth football team stages their own Kaepernick-style protest Youth football team stages their own Kaepernick-style protest
- September 20, 2017

Why are they demonstrating and rioting?' He's just an 8-year-old baby, and he's asking me why they are doing it. Louis officer acquitted in a fatal shooting of a black driver and led to numerous protests. He is now without an National Football League team, leading many to suspect that his political activism has deterred owners from offering him a contract. (more...)
Tom Dumoulin dominates World Championship time trial, Chris Froome takes bronze Tom Dumoulin dominates World Championship time trial, Chris Froome takes bronze
- September 20, 2017

But the biggest surprise came from former champion ski-jumper Roglic, who was ninth at the final time-check but produced the fastest climb of anyone - and half a minute quicker than Froome - to surge up to second. It started raining and I had to take the corners really slowly, especially in the climb. "At first I thought I would [change bikes] but then I felt I could do well with my TT bike", he said. (more...)
Predicting the FIFPro World XI for 2016-17 Predicting the FIFPro World XI for 2016-17
- September 20, 2017

Because, well , they're Ronaldo and Messi. The FIFA FIFPro World 11 will be revealed on 23 October at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London. Lahm retired as Bayern's most successful captain at the end of last season with 21 trophies in his glittering career, while Lewandowski hit 30 Bundesliga goals for the second season running as the record champions claimed their fifth straight title. (more...)
Dutch worldwide Krul makes Brighton move permanent Dutch worldwide Krul makes Brighton move permanent
- September 20, 2017

Dutch global Tim Krul has ended a 12-year association with Newcastle . Deezer Presents: Defending in Numbers - check out the latest Deezer Originals podcast, covering all of the major talking points from the the Premier League and beyond. (more...)
England women's football manager is to step down England women's football manager is to step down
- September 20, 2017

During last night's win over Russian Federation the England players appeared to show their support for Sampson as they mobbed him after opening the scoring. The entire team rushed to the bench after the 11th-minute strike. After pointing out that numerous players seen celebrating the goal had voted for her as their representative during contract discussions with the FA, she went on to write: 'It goes without saying I'm delighted, relieved, blessed to be sat where I am right now. (more...)
Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open
- September 20, 2017

Making a positive start to their campaign at the ongoing Japan Open, Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu , Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma won their respective matches to enter to the second round. US Open GP Gold champion H.S. Prannoy and Syed Modi GP victor Sameer Verma also advanced with straight-game victories. The Indian will face Chinese Taipei's Hsu Jen Hao for a place in the quarter-finals. (more...)
Jake LaMotta, boxing's 'Raging Bull,' dies in his 90s Jake LaMotta, boxing's 'Raging Bull,' dies in his 90s
- September 20, 2017

Robert De Niro played him in Raging Bull , the 1980 movie based on his autobiography for which De Niro won a Best Actor Oscar. Jake LaMotta in 2015. The critically acclaimed Martin Scorsese biographical depicted LaMotta on his rise towards his world title challenge, and subsequent fall as his career became gripped in his self-destructive rage and jealousy that destroyed his relationship with his family. (more...)
Why Carrick, Herrera have to be patient with Manchester United - Mourinho Why Carrick, Herrera have to be patient with Manchester United - Mourinho
- September 20, 2017

Herrera is United's reigning Player of the Year and Carrick was handed a new contract by Mourinho last summer, a few weeks before he celebrated his 36th birthday. Fellaini started his first game of the season against former club Everton on Sunday and is highly regarded by manager Jose Mourinho . We gave him [Carrick] a contract because we think he is a good player. (more...)
Sri Lanka appoint new selection panel Sri Lanka appoint new selection panel
- September 20, 2017

The previous selection panel, headed by Sri Lanka great Sanath Jayasuriya , resigned after a humiliating home series against India, where the tourists won every single game that included three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20I. The 30-year-old former skipper is one of the most experienced players in the Sri Lanka squad and boasts a Test batting average of nearly 45 after 69 matches. (more...)
Santana Moss: RG3's issues with coaches are why he's not playing anymore Santana Moss: RG3's issues with coaches are why he's not playing anymore
- September 20, 2017

He don't care what he says about you, he doesn't care what he says at you. "That's the No. 1 wrong thing to do, and that's the only thing that ever bothered me as a player", Moss said about the allegation that Griffin gloated about getting Shanahan canned. (more...)
Chelsea deny wrongdoing amid reports of Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer investigation Chelsea deny wrongdoing amid reports of Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer investigation
- September 20, 2017

The Blues have also won the last FOUR editions of the FA Youth Cup, clinching the title six times in the last eight years in quite a stunning dominance of youth football in this country. But the punishment was backtracked upon after a successful appeal. FIFA's disciplinary chambers also past year investigated Bertrand Traore's transfer to the club, after pictures emerged of the midfielder playing for the club when he was 16 before he had worldwide clearance. (more...)
Joe Rogan Doesn't Believe Conor McGregor Is Done With Boxing Joe Rogan Doesn't Believe Conor McGregor Is Done With Boxing
- September 20, 2017

The "French modern" home was developed by Nile Niami, who is preparing to list a Bel Air spec home for $500 million next year. UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes Conor McGregor may not be completely done with boxing just yet. Look, he went the very first fight against the greatest ever and he didn't look too bad. "It wouldn't be a smart move", he explained. Now, if McGregor returns to the boxing ring, and say, scores a win or two against a notable boxer, then, fights with Canelo or GGG ... (more...)
Benzema extends contract with Real Madrid
- September 20, 2017

The French striker joins Dani Carvajal , Marcelo and Isco in signing new long-term deals at the club and AS reports that his release clause is a staggering €1 billion. However, it is his unselfish play that has seen him form a ideal partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo and see off the challenge of Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata among others to be Madrid's number nine. (more...)
Hazard to start and Chelsea duo could also play against Nottingham Forest Hazard to start and Chelsea duo could also play against Nottingham Forest
- September 20, 2017

David Luiz is suspended for the clash with Mark Warburton's side after being dismissed for a risky late challenge on Gunners defender Sead Kolasinac and it appears very much as if it will be 21-year-old Andreas Christensen - and not £29m ($39.2m) summer arrival Antonio Rudiger - who continues to deputise for the erratic Brazilian. (more...)
Arsene Wenger tells Arsenal to forget about recent struggles at Chelsea Arsene Wenger tells Arsenal to forget about recent struggles at Chelsea
- September 20, 2017

The Gunners headed into the weekend looking for a reaction and a positive performance to silence their early season critics. Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to the podcast on Deezer and iTunes . They were disciplined, worked together and pressed as a unit to close down Chelsea. Ramsey was also named Man Of The Match in two of Arsenal's first five games this season, including the game against Chelsea. (more...)
The Giants see no need to move Ereck Flowers The Giants see no need to move Ereck Flowers
- September 20, 2017

When asked why he wouldn't address this by calling a timeout, he stated simply (via Deadspin ), "Because we have a veteran quarterback who has played a lot of football and I expect us to get the ball snapped". Backup Brett Jones filled in for Pugh at left guard. "Am I confident in Pugh?" As for what the Giants could do to speed up that improvement, McAdoo said everything would be looked at. (more...)
Eden Gardens wicket to be sporting for second India-Australia ODI: Curator Eden Gardens wicket to be sporting for second India-Australia ODI: Curator
- September 20, 2017

The other day it was a shortened game. The second ODI, to be played in Kolkata at the Eden Gardens , could well be hit by rain as well with dark clouds hovering above the city on Tuesday. The other day, it was more like a T20 game. "[It is] certainly something to think about [change in batting order]". "Yes I've learnt a lot along the way, but there's always so much to learn and get better at". (more...)
Stump mic reveals how MS Dhoni continues to lead team India Stump mic reveals how MS Dhoni continues to lead team India
- September 20, 2017

With Ravichandran Ashwin rested for the first three ODIs, the responsibility is on Kuldeep and Chahal to spearhead India's spin department. That was not it. Variations from a left-arm spinner is limited and batsmen often don't take chances against him. That neither of the factors worked to the advantage of the Australians was a tribute to the wicket-taking ways of the wrist spinners, each unique in approach and execution. (more...)
Hope I could dismiss Pandya earlier next time: Adam Zampa Hope I could dismiss Pandya earlier next time: Adam Zampa
- September 20, 2017

Australia spinner Adam Zampa , ahead of the second ODI against India at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday, reckoned that the wicket of M.S. Dhoni - his Indian Premier League ( IPL ) team-mate (Rising Pune Supergiants) - is going to be crucial for the visiting side, if it has to turn the tide in the five-match ODI series. (more...)