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Serena Williams aims to play Australian Open 2018, months after giving birth Serena Williams aims to play Australian Open 2018, months after giving birth
- August 16, 2017

Not yet. That's something I have to work on. The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I've had surgeries galore, and I don't need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it. "I always ask, Am I going to be good enough?" "Ride or die. Women are tough that way". "But no. I'm definitely coming back ". Garbine Muguruza believes winning a second grand slam title at Wimbledon has helped her game reach a new level of consistency. (more...)
Barcelona have lost with Neymar's departure - Busquets Barcelona have lost with Neymar's departure - Busquets
- August 16, 2017

However, he is adamant that the tie is not over and his side will head to Madrid on Wednesday to attack Zinedine Zidane's men. "I don't feel we were as far away as the scoreline indicates", he said in his postgame news conference. "It was to try and help this club, to try and retain a player that for me is unique, with unique talent", added Pique. We want to convince the fans but the off-the-field situation is not up to me. (more...)
Matt Szczur lines out as pinch hitter in Padres' win over Phillies Matt Szczur lines out as pinch hitter in Padres' win over Phillies
- August 16, 2017

And that is only part of the equation. "If I'm a fan, Spangenberg is a fun player to watch", Padres manager Andy Green said after the Padres opened a seven-game homestand with two straight wins over the Phillies. Hoskins' misplay came on a liner to his left by lefty-hitting Yangervis Solarte . His 12 home runs on the season are three times his previous career-high, when he played in 108 games before missing most of 2016 with a quad injury . (more...)
Marshawn Lynch Remains Seated During National Anthem Marshawn Lynch Remains Seated During National Anthem
- August 16, 2017

Brown believes all that political stuff needs to stay out of the workplace. Oakland coach Jack Del Rio, who is known to be something of a Sean Hannity fan , downplayed the protest. That's what we have as Americans, we have that right. (The team will move in 2019 or 2020 .) But it became a little tougher to hate upon these Raiders once they traded for Skittle-loving local shopkeeper Marshawn Lynch in April, as Lynch represents the nice homecoming story of an Oakland Tech and UC Berkeley ... (more...)
Chargers MLB Perryman likely out 2 months from ankle surgery Chargers MLB Perryman likely out 2 months from ankle surgery
- August 16, 2017

Either way, it appears as if the hard-hitting linebacker is going to miss half the season. His injury will push reserves Korey Toomer and Nick Dzubnar into a competition for the starting middle linebacker job. The Chargers also added some linebacker depth Tuesday, signing Kyle Coleman, who played college ball at Arkansas-Pine Bluff and had two off-season and training-camp stints with Seattle over the past year. (more...)
Donaldson, Tepesch lead Blue Jays past Rays Donaldson, Tepesch lead Blue Jays past Rays
- August 16, 2017

But he still managed to largely freeze out the Tampa Bay Rays to gain his first win of the season. Since the Jays traded Francisco Liriano to the Houston Astros at the trade deadline, 28-year-old Nick Tepesch has received two starts in his first stint with Toronto , yielding five runs in his first start but only one in his most recent outing. (more...)
Ian Kinsler Says Umpire Angel Hernandez 'Needs To Find Another Job' Ian Kinsler Says Umpire Angel Hernandez 'Needs To Find Another Job'
- August 16, 2017

Texas starter Martin Perez threw a pitch well outside and Kinsler looked back at home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after the called ball . "It has to do with changing the game". Kinsler's tirade wasn't fully audible to those watching, but some attempts to parse his words came up with " You need to go home , because you're f***ing bad at your job". (more...)
Chelsea Clear Favorites to Sign $84000-a-week Midfielder Chelsea Clear Favorites to Sign $84000-a-week Midfielder
- August 16, 2017

Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted a new £120,000-a-week deal, but the Gunners are well short of that figure. The 24-year-old is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal and is going into the last year of his deal, prompting Chelsea to move in on the England global, who Arsenal will not want to lose for free next year. (more...)
Celtic v Astana preview: Brendan Rodgers relaxed ahead of Champions League play-off Celtic v Astana preview: Brendan Rodgers relaxed ahead of Champions League play-off
- August 16, 2017

The first leg of the tie is on Wednesday this week with the second leg the following Tuesday, with the winners joining Europe's elite in the next phase. "We know we must keep our emotions for both games and keep our motivation for both games". Sutton also thinks that Roberts is just what Celtic need as he feels the Manchester City winger offers the creativity that Brendan Rodgers' men are lacking at the moment. (more...)
Red Sox Turn Triple-Play vs. Cardinals Red Sox Turn Triple-Play vs. Cardinals
- August 16, 2017

Leake is winless in his last three starts and was knocked around for five runs - four earned - and 11 hits over five innings against Kansas City on Wednesday. It was the first triple play for Boston since August 16, 2011, in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Tampa Bay. He stepped on the bag and threw to second baseman Eduardo Nunez, who relayed to Mitch Moreland at first, where Molina was out on a close play. (more...)
RandBall: ESPN uses bad judgment with auction RandBall: ESPN uses bad judgment with auction
- August 16, 2017

Before them, was the auctioneer, who raised up the first player to be "sold", New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr . "Soooooo ESPN just did an "auction" sketch", a man named Jason wrote on Twitter. ESPN is being criticized for airing a sketch during a fantasy football marathon Monday that some think resembled a slave action. So, New York Giants star Odell Beckham didn't take kindly to being "sold" in an National Football League auction for $34. (more...)
Insurer steps in to cover 'bare' Obamacare markets in Nevada Insurer steps in to cover 'bare' Obamacare markets in Nevada
- August 16, 2017

Obamacare's supporters scored a victory as health insurer Centene Corp chose to dramatically expand in Nevada, filling in rural counties that were at risk of having no options next year. SilverSummit's parent company, Centene Corporation, previously announced its commitment to participating on the 2018 Health Insurance Marketplace in Nevada and is now working through the regulatory process. (more...)
Event Cinemas to screen Mayweather vs McGregor across Australia Event Cinemas to screen Mayweather vs McGregor across Australia
- August 16, 2017

This time around, however, the 40 year-old will be fighting against Conor McGregor , a 29 year-old MMA fighter who has never taken part in a professional boxing match before. Malignaggi also quit these sessions , saying that he felt that the Irishman's camp had exploited him. Everything he's told me he's going to do, he's done, so if he says he'll beat Floyd Mayweather inside four rounds, he will. (more...)
LeBron James says Trump just made hate 'fashionable again' LeBron James says Trump just made hate 'fashionable again'
- August 16, 2017

This was the second time James has criticised the president since the Charlottesville protests. None of that sat well with many Americans , including LeBron James , who spoke out with this tweet . "I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down", Trump said. Nash was referring to Trump's remark that he knows "a lot about Charlottesville " because he owns "one of the largest wineries in the United States", located there. (more...)
Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett tears Achilles, out for season Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett tears Achilles, out for season
- August 16, 2017

It seems like a freak and unfortunate accident for the former Spartan, who played corner and wide receiver in college before converting to corner in the National Football League and started 13 games and appeared in 16 past year for the Dolphins. (more...)
Past failures will drive Liverpool to CL spot, Henderson insists Past failures will drive Liverpool to CL spot, Henderson insists
- August 16, 2017

Coutinho missed Liverpool's opening Premier League draw at Watford on Saturday due to an apparent back injury and the Brazilian worldwide didn't travel with the rest of the squad to German today. One of [our players] didn't close the gap so he could not run. All he did before joining us was work with a fitness coach in Holland. The 22-year-old had a breakthrough year at Werder Bremen, scoring 11 league goals and netting a hat-trick on his global debut, which earned his a move to Bayern ... (more...)
Lucky Whitehead out indefinitely with broken foot as unlucky summer continues Lucky Whitehead out indefinitely with broken foot as unlucky summer continues
- August 16, 2017

The injury caps an unfortunate few weeks for Whitehead. Frankie Hammond was also in the mix in the first preseason game on both kickoff and punt returns. Surgery or not, Bowles did say that Whitehead will be out for a while. It was later revealed a man used Whitehead's information when he was detained by police, but the damage was done. (more...)
Barcelona sign Paulinho for 40 million euros Barcelona sign Paulinho for 40 million euros
- August 16, 2017

The 29-year-old flopped for Tottenham before moving to the Chinese Super League, which is known for its lower level of quality and competitiveness in comparison to Europe. "They scored three goals, but this was a game in which we played well and had chances". There's no need for any excuses, now we have to draw up conclusions and look forward. (more...)
Sergi Roberto, more and more frustrated Sergi Roberto, more and more frustrated
- August 16, 2017

His big break, though, came as right-back as Roberto's versatility came to the fore, with the player being a natural midfielder. Last season, Roberto played 32 league games and provided 6 assist. The 25-year-old midfielder is said to be unhappy with the Catalan giants, as they announced the signing of Brazil worldwide Paulinho on Monday. Now, the Catalan giants have agreed the signing of another midfielder in the form of Brazilian global Paulinho and that because of that other midfield ... (more...)
Trent Alexander-Arnold hails "dream" European debut with Liverpool
- August 16, 2017

It was not the draw we wanted, but it is the one we got. An Alexander-Arnold free-kick and a Haavard Nordtveit own-goal helped Liverpool secure a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim on Tuesday. Liverpool had their second when substitute Milner fired a cross in Salah's direction, only for it to take a deflection off Nordtveit and in. In the night's other Champions League play-off matches, Young Boys dominated the second half against CSKA yet the Swiss ended up losing after an nearly ... (more...)

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