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Remembering Tom Seaver, beloved baseball Hall of Famer Remembering Tom Seaver, beloved baseball Hall of Famer
- September 04, 2020

A five-time 20-game victor and 13-time All-Star, he led the league in wins three times, ERA three times and strikeouts five times. He won a World Series title in 1969 with the Mets, and won all three of his Cy Young Awards with the Mets, during his tenure with the club that spanned from 1967 through 1977. (more...)
AFL to stage first night Grand Final in Brisbane AFL to stage first night Grand Final in Brisbane
- September 04, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions across the country, footy's biggest game will instead be held at the Gabba in Brisbane on October 24. "So, this is a win for Queensland", she said. As for who's playing the half time performance, that's also yet to be locked in. "It is my pleasure to officially announce the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final will be played at the Gabba". (more...)
Cam Newton named Patriots' starting QB, team captain, source says Cam Newton named Patriots' starting QB, team captain, source says
- September 04, 2020

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick announced the decision to start Newton at quarterback during a team meeting Thursday morning, according to the Boston Globe's Jim McBride . Newton won the Heisman Trophy for the 2010 season as he helped Auburn compile an undefeated record and win the BCS national championship. The most recent reports out of training camp suggested that Newton has not been flawless in practices, but he has been plenty good enough to beat out Stidham - who has been dealing ... (more...)
Top seed Pliskova knocked out in 2nd round at US Open Top seed Pliskova knocked out in 2nd round at US Open
- September 04, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no spectators this year at New York's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, with players' entourages limited to three people. Open on Monday. After her one-match campaign in Cincinnati, Karolina Pliskova debuted her 2020 US Open adventure on an empty-seated Arthur Ashe, which gave the Czech world number three a whole different vibe than she was used to. (more...)
Williams family to leave Formula One team Williams family to leave Formula One team
- September 04, 2020

Claire Williams has operated as deputy principal in that time but will leave that role after Sunday's Italian Grand Prix . He said: "I was quite sad to see the news that the family is kind of stepping away from the race team and even Frank is going to be pretty much aside". (more...)
Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum breaks silence on Barcelona transfer plan Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum breaks silence on Barcelona transfer plan
- September 03, 2020

The central midfielder has become a key part of the success at the Merseyside giants, missing just one game in their Premier League-winning season this year. Ronald Koeman's appointment as manager at the La Liga club has sparked the interest, as the former Holland boss looks to link back up with his countryman. (more...)
Big Ten's Warren Meets with President Trump Big Ten's Warren Meets with President Trump
- September 03, 2020

The statement said Warren and Trump had a "productive conversation". "I think it was very productive, about getting Big Ten playing again and immediately", Trump told reporters. They had it closed up. Trump, who has said he wants college football to be played in the fall, set up a call with the Big Ten, which has postponed its 2020 season indefinitely. (more...)
Steve Nash Named Head Coach of Nets Steve Nash Named Head Coach of Nets
- September 03, 2020

Nash gained popularity by leading the Phoenix Suns' vaunted "7 seconds or less" offense, a fast-paced style of play that was innovative in the mid-2000s but has become the norm in the modern National Basketball Association. One of the great on-court leaders in our game, I have witnessed firsthand his basketball acumen and selfless approach to prioritize team success. Nash, two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D'Antoni, had been a player development ... (more...)
Rory McIlroy and wife announce birth of their daughter Rory McIlroy and wife announce birth of their daughter
- September 03, 2020

McIlroy announced on social media that his daughter, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, was born Monday in Florida. She is the absolute love of our lives. Baby Poppy and mom Erica Stoll are "doing great", McIlroy said in his post breaking the news on Instagram and Twitter. (more...)
Aston Villa complete £16m signing of Matty Cash Aston Villa complete £16m signing of Matty Cash
- September 03, 2020

Manager Dean Smith was able to convince Cash to sign a five-year deal at Villa Park , spurning the advances of a clutch of rival Premier League clubs. 'He has an excellent playing record for a young player and we believe he will settle in easily and continue his rapid development into a top full-back'. (more...)
Tom Seaver Dies: Hall Of Fame Pitcher, 300 Game Winner Was 75 Tom Seaver Dies: Hall Of Fame Pitcher, 300 Game Winner Was 75
- September 03, 2020

The HOF says Seaver's death was more specifically caused by complications from Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. "We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away", his wife, Nancy , and daughters Sarah and Anne said in a statement Wednesday issued by the Mets. (more...)
Serena Williams breaks U.S. Open wins record Serena Williams breaks U.S. Open wins record
- September 03, 2020

In typical fashion, Williams harnessed her powerful serve to her advantage, winning 85% of her first-serve points, with a fastest serve of 124 miles per hour. "I'm still as, I think, passionate and intense out there". But Williams fought back, winning three straight games before breaking Ahn's serve to close out the first set. (more...)
Demko saves Canucks season in first-career playoff start | Offside Demko saves Canucks season in first-career playoff start | Offside
- September 03, 2020

In his daily recap , Rob Pizzo breaks down three teams looking to take a stranglehold on their playoff series . Game 5 was scoreless after the opening 20 minutes. "I said between periods that he's an unbelieveable goalie, really athletic". The scoring has not been so easy in this series as they have put up just eight goals in the four games, getting shut out twice in those games. (more...)
Brazil announces equal pay for men's and women's national teams Brazil announces equal pay for men's and women's national teams
- September 03, 2020

For example, despite both having earned match fees of £2,000 prior to this year, England's women stood to take home £50,000 each had they won last year's World Cup. And the complaint had the female players seeking over a whopping $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (more...)
Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers agree in principle to one-year deal Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers agree in principle to one-year deal
- September 03, 2020

The Bucs, who typically don't confirm player acquisitions until the team has a signed contract, had no comment. Fournette was placed on waivers Monday after the Jacksonville Jaguars failed to trade the No. Howard and Cameron Brate . However, he joins a crowded backfield with fellow offseason signee LeSean McCoy , 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones , and 2020 third-round pick Ke'Shawn Vaughn. (more...)
Donald Trump threatens to defund cities with protests Donald Trump threatens to defund cities with protests
- September 03, 2020

According to the New York Post , Cuomo's incendiary comments came just hours after Trump issued a legally questionable memo - nearly guaranteed to be challenged in court - that called for federal funding to be revoked from "anarchist jurisdictions" that coincided with Democratic-run cities that the president has railed against for months. (more...)
Hockenheim out of running for 2020 F1 race Hockenheim out of running for 2020 F1 race
- September 03, 2020

It's understood that talks remain ongoing for races to take place in both Vietnam - due to stage its inaugural race at the start of April before the Covid-19 pandemic struck - and Malaysia, which could return to the calendar after being dropped in 2017, before heading to the Middle East to end the season in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, with one likely to stage a back-to-back double-header. (more...)
Man United hold talks with Aston Villa about Jack Grealish deal Man United hold talks with Aston Villa about Jack Grealish deal
- September 03, 2020

However, the forward has chose to focus on his recovery ahead of the 2020-21 season. Rashford has been nursing an ankle problem suffered towards the end of last season and he tweeted: "Gutted. The Aston Villa winger earlier had played for the Republic of Ireland - he is eligible to play for them through his grandparents. He officially switched his global allegiance to England in September 2015, telling The Telegraph that even though "Ireland has a special place with me through my ... (more...)
Havertz skips Leverkusen training as Chelsea close in on £85m deal Havertz skips Leverkusen training as Chelsea close in on £85m deal
- September 03, 2020

Kai Havertz is no longer expected to train with Bayer Leverkusen according to head coach Peter Bosz as reports emerge of the player completing an initial €80 million to Chelsea as Roman Abramovich's continues his summer spending. The same story also claims that Chelsea FC's summer spending will not stop with the addition of Havertz, because the Blues also remain on the lookout for a top goalkeeper to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga . (more...)
How Arsenal failed to hijack Man Utd’s move for Van de Beek How Arsenal failed to hijack Man Utd’s move for Van de Beek
- September 03, 2020

Van de Beek can not wait for the challenge of trying to establish himself at Old Trafford and revealed what that he hopes to provide a source of goals and assists, while also explaining how he covers a lot of ground during matches. It was evident Solskjaer did not trust his back-up players. Van de Beek will be tasked with establishing a productive understanding with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the middle of the park ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season. (more...)

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