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John Franklin III leaves Auburn, joins Florida Atlantic John Franklin III leaves Auburn, joins Florida Atlantic
- August 16, 2017

At Auburn , Franklin was listed at 6-foot-1 and 184 pounds, meaning he could profile as an outside receiver for the Owls. Shortly after stating that transferring wasn't an option, senior receiver/quarterback John Franklin III , a former " Last Chance U " star, is leaving Auburn football, per reports. (more...)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir signs with Bellator MMA Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir signs with Bellator MMA
- August 16, 2017

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has agreed to terms with Bellator MMA, according to an article released on Tuesday from Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting . Now Mir moves to Bellator, where he joins the likes of Rory MacDonald, Gegard Mousasi, Ryan Bader, Chael Sonnen, Benson Henderson and others who signed with Bellator after lengthy UFC tenures. (more...)
Everton agree £45 million deal to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton agree £45 million deal to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson
- August 16, 2017

As the saga rumbled on in pre-season, Sigurdsson missed Swansea's tour of the United States because he was "not in the right frame of mind", according to the Welsh club. Sigurdsson joined Swansea from Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 and emerged as the Swans top player. Koeman has already splashed out almost £100m on the likes of Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez, while Wayne Rooney and Cuco Martina joined on free transfers. (more...)
Real Madrid extend scoring record to 67 official games Real Madrid extend scoring record to 67 official games
- August 16, 2017

Ronaldo gave the referee a push in the back after seeing the red card that meant he will miss Wednesday's return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo went on in the 58th minute and scored with a handsome strike to make it 2-1 in the 80th, earning a yellow card for taking off his shirt to flex his muscles at Barcelona's faithful. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars' Allen Robinson trashes Blake Bortles throw Jacksonville Jaguars' Allen Robinson trashes Blake Bortles throw
- August 16, 2017

It's gonna be a 15-yard penalty in a real game, so we've got to make sure we hold our composure. "I feel comfortable with the system and the scheme and everything that we're doing". Bortles said it all has to do with arm strength. And I think we did it. The success of the 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars rests nearly squarely on the shoulders of quarterback Blake Bortles. (more...)
Chris Long Refuses To Stick To Sports After Violence In Charlottesville Chris Long Refuses To Stick To Sports After Violence In Charlottesville
- August 16, 2017

Like most Americans, Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long was appalled by the terrorist attack in Charlottesville that claimed one life and injured 19 other people. One way or the other, if Kyle Long has something on his mind, you're probably going to know it. "Listen, some people are exhausted of hearing me tweet because they want me to 'stick to football, ' but I like to use social media like I was a regular guy, because I think I am", Long said. (more...)
Gareth Barry moves to West Brom for an undisclosed fee from Everton Gareth Barry moves to West Brom for an undisclosed fee from Everton
- August 16, 2017

Barry made 33 Premier League appearances last term, but won't be able to enjoy such number of features this term. The 36-year-old was signed by Roberto Martinez from Manchester City in 2014 after a successful loan season, but it is clear he has become a real fans' favourite at Goodison Park. (more...)
Messi, Ronaldo, Buffon Nominated For UEFA Best Player Award Messi, Ronaldo, Buffon Nominated For UEFA Best Player Award
- August 16, 2017

UEFA's player of the year shortlist was chosen by 80 club coaches & 55 journalists. UEFA also revealed the top 10 in the voting, with Ronaldo's Real Madrid team-mates Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Sergio Ramos in fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively. (more...)
Stoke close in on PSG forward as Spaniard heads to Newcastle Stoke close in on PSG forward as Spaniard heads to Newcastle
- August 15, 2017

Stoke are believed to be closing in on the season-long loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez although it remains unclear whether a deal will be completed before Saturday's home clash against Arsenal. The target-man spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, where he scored six times. Benitez also wants to sign a goalkeeper before the transfer window closes at the end of the month and have been linked again with Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis. (more...)
Will the Blue Jays fend off the Rays again? MLB Predictions 8/15/17 Will the Blue Jays fend off the Rays again? MLB Predictions 8/15/17
- August 16, 2017

Snell is coming off a 1-run, 6.1-inning effort against the Indians last week. Lucas Duda struck out looking and Evan Longoria hit a bloop to second to end the inning. The Rays loaded the bases in the fourth inning on two walks and a hit batter with two outs. Rays: OF Kevin Kiermaier (right hip) went 1 for 5 with a triple in a rehab game at Class A Charlotte on Sunday, his second game at DH. (more...)
Premier League Clubs to Discuss Ending Transfer Window Before Start of Season Premier League Clubs to Discuss Ending Transfer Window Before Start of Season
- August 15, 2017

Representatives from the 20 Premier League clubs are reportedly set to approve plans that will see future summer transfer windows close before the start of the season. Per a report from The Telegraph , the majority of the clubs are asking for the change in the transfer deadline day and will push through the move. But an early closure of the window would eliminate the panic buys so many clubs are guilty of after a poor start to the domestic campaign and make it harder for players to hold ... (more...)
Maria Sharapova: Serena Williams rivalry stems from feud after 2004 Wimbledon final Maria Sharapova: Serena Williams rivalry stems from feud after 2004 Wimbledon final
- August 15, 2017

Sharapova's doping ban concluded in April, and she made a strong return at Stuttgart with a trip to the semifinals. The US Open, which offers $24 million in prize money up for grabs, is scheduled to be held between August 28 and September 10 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY. (more...)
Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown joins ISL club Kerala Blasters Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown joins ISL club Kerala Blasters
- August 15, 2017

Kerala Blasters, now managed by former Fulham boss and Manchester United assistant manager Rene Meulensteen, announced the signing on Twitter, welcoming the centre-back to the club. The 37-year-old spent last term with Blackburn Rovers but only made five appearances and ran out the rest of his contract training at Macclesfield Town. (more...)
RB Mathews cut by Eagles after being medically cleared RB Mathews cut by Eagles after being medically cleared
- August 15, 2017

The Eagles signed LeGarrette Blount to a one-year, $1.25 million deal this offseason to serve as the lead back. Mathews started eight games last season for Philadelphia in 2016, rushing for 661 yards and eight touchdowns and also catching 13 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. (more...)
Fulham demand £50m for Sessegnon as Barry nears West Brom move Fulham demand £50m for Sessegnon as Barry nears West Brom move
- August 15, 2017

Given the England U19 international's young years and the position he plays in, Sessegnon has already drawn parallels with a young Gareth Bale, who operated at left-back as a teenager for Southampton and then Spurs , before moving into a more prominent forward role in recent years. (more...)
West Ham star hands Liverpool solid advice regarding Coutinho West Ham star hands Liverpool solid advice regarding Coutinho
- August 15, 2017

On Friday, Coutinho, handed in a transfer request but Liverpool remained adamant about not selling the midfielder. Gerrard told BT sports, "The problem here are Barcelona, because they will be saying to Coutinho's representatives: 'It's now or never". (more...)
Suns' Jackson on potential Irving trade:' It would have happened by now' Suns' Jackson on potential Irving trade:' It would have happened by now'
- August 15, 2017

Building around the 25-year-old Irving would be a great start, but Vecsey does not believe the Clippers have the assets to pull off a trade. The Cavs had been concerned over Irving's mindset in the past few months, knowing that he has grown unhappy over playing a secondary role, according to ESPN . (more...)
Marshall Faulk adds his two cents regarding Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Marshall Faulk adds his two cents regarding Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
- August 15, 2017

We've been hearing the rumor mill for a couple of months now that a suspension could be looming for the 2nd year starter Ezekiel Elliott . Elliott's six-game ban to start the regular season is the penalty for first-time offenders of the league's new domestic violence policy. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez Ruled Out Arsenal's Premier League Opener Alexis Sanchez Ruled Out Arsenal's Premier League Opener
- August 15, 2017

Wenger said he gave Giroud the option to leave for another club this summer in search of more regular playing time but was thrilled when the striker made a decision to stay. The north London side will be hoping to improve their form in the English top flight after they finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term and missed out on Champions League qualification. (more...)
Lions DL Kerry Hyder Carted Off in Preseason Opener With Leg Injury Lions DL Kerry Hyder Carted Off in Preseason Opener With Leg Injury
- August 15, 2017

Hyder was injured during the Lions second defensive series on the game at it was apparent nearly immediately that something was seriously wrong. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Sunday "the initial impression" was that Hyder suffered just that injury, but he wanted to wait for further testing to make sure. (more...)