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Alexander Zverev beaten by wildcard Frances Tiafoe in Cincinnati — ATP Tour Alexander Zverev beaten by wildcard Frances Tiafoe in Cincinnati — ATP Tour
- August 17, 2017

Roger Federer was also forced to withdraw from Cincinnati after struggling with a back problem and his absence in OH gave Nadal a clear run at the number one spot. I've beaten a lot of top-10 players. Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, hit 17 aces in defeating Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-0 while Japan's Yuichi Sugita took advantage of 43 unforced errors by Jack Sock to oust the US 13th seed 7-5, 6-4. (more...)
State Leaders Call for Confederate Monuments to Be Removed State Leaders Call for Confederate Monuments to Be Removed
- August 17, 2017

The deadly violence that stemmed from Saturday's racially charged rally in Charlottesville has spurred more conversation here in Baltimore about getting rid of the city's Confederate monuments. "Baltimore has had more than enough time to think on the issue it's time to act". I write this as one with a long record of fighting white supremacists and racists, as no great lover of the Confederacy , and as one who believes, and wrote , that the proper response to last weekend's events in ... (more...)
Arsene Wenger confirms he wants to keep Jack Wilshere at Arsenal Arsene Wenger confirms he wants to keep Jack Wilshere at Arsenal
- August 17, 2017

He might play again on Monday night. He is not far away. Arsenal star Jack Wilshere had always been touted as one of the most talented midfielders England, but his career hasn't followed the path that many expected it would due to numerous injury problems. (more...)
PCB holds farewell ceremony for Shaharyar PCB holds farewell ceremony for Shaharyar
- August 17, 2017

The two teams will also lock horns in a lone T20I to be played on September 6. "It will be a four-day visit where the security company will work with the government of Punjab to get assurances that all the recommendations submitted by security experts of the different countries who visited Lahore to watch the final of the second Pakistan Super League (PSL) season have been incorporated by the government in its SOPs, or not", he said. (more...)
Former Miami Dolphins Player Assaults Two Police Officers Former Miami Dolphins Player Assaults Two Police Officers
- August 17, 2017

Patterson spent time with the Redskins, Chiefs, Eagles , Browns, Dolphins and Jets during his eight-year career. Patterson was arrested for battery of a police officer and has added a charge to whatever the reason he was in court in the first place. (more...)
Vegas casinos say Raiders drawing most bets to win Super Bowl Vegas casinos say Raiders drawing most bets to win Super Bowl
- August 17, 2017

More wagers in Las Vegas have been placed on the Oakland Raiders to win the Super Bowl than any other team in the National Football League, according to David Payne Purdum of ESPN Chalk . Las Vegas has already fallen for the Raiders. Billboards can be seen around town reminding fans of their imminent arrival. "Before you didn't see sports memorabilia in the news and gift stores typically, now you see Raiders items on display on the racks and right in front of the stores", Chris Jones, ... (more...)
Boise State's Rypien named to Manning Award watch list Boise State's Rypien named to Manning Award watch list
- August 17, 2017

The Murrieta, Calif., native appeared in 10 games last season, making seven starts. He enters 2017 sixth in completions, eighth in attempts, seventh in yards, fourth in touchdowns and fourth in 300-yard passing games. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. The ACC is tied with the SEC for most quarterbacks on the watch list this year. (more...)
Brooks Koepka was the most dominant golfer at this year's golf majors Brooks Koepka was the most dominant golfer at this year's golf majors
- August 17, 2017

Four months later, Johnson is nearly a peripheral figure and Justin Thomas is the talk of the town, though the latter barely figured in discussions on the eve of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow which finished on Sunday. "Golf still struggles amongst the major professional sports in popularity and following, so it's really those major wins that not only set you apart within the sport of golf itself but also get you on the radar of Americans", Jacobs said. (more...)
Hue Jackson: QB decision means nothing for Cleveland Browns' regular-season plans Hue Jackson: QB decision means nothing for Cleveland Browns' regular-season plans
- August 17, 2017

Osweiler - who went through a series of highs and lows in his first season as a full-time starter with the Texans past year - passed for 42 yards in Thursday's win against the Saints. "That would be asking a lot". Jackson will address on Wednesday or Thursday who starts at quarterback in the second preseason game. "Joe is here every day and he sees what's going on". (more...)
Chick-fil-A in new Falcons stadium will still be closed Sundays Chick-fil-A in new Falcons stadium will still be closed Sundays
- August 17, 2017

That distraction was unveiled this week, when they finally completed their $2 Billion Mercedes Benz stadium . Only one of the Atlanta Falcon's eight home games is not on a Sunday - a Thursday night square-off against the Seattle Seahawks . (more...)
Great American total solar eclipse to occur after 38 years Great American total solar eclipse to occur after 38 years
- August 17, 2017

The Dioceses of Palm Beach will close schools in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast the whole day. As of right now, other than a few high clouds streaming in, we are golden to see the partial side of this eclipse . You can't watch it that way without some kind of damage", Sanders said. Beaufort Academy is located at 240 Sams Point Road in Beaufort. If you wear regular glasses the eclipse glasses go on over your normal lenses. (more...)
Real Madrid beat Barcelona despite Ronaldo red card for diving Real Madrid beat Barcelona despite Ronaldo red card for diving
- August 17, 2017

The backdrop for this game is Barcelona's ongoing chase to sign Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. It will be interesting to see how Barca line up under their new manager, but home supporters will be sad to see the end of the MSN trio, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez forced to adapt to a new system. (more...)
Spurs Chairman In Direct Contact With PSG For Manchester United Linked Defender Spurs Chairman In Direct Contact With PSG For Manchester United Linked Defender
- August 17, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was reportedly after an African star from Paris Saint-Germain, but new reports suggest the player's future could lie elsewhere. Aurier himself needs to move on this summer, having now become PSG's third-choice right back behind Thomas Meunier and new signing Dani Alves, and the Ivorian worldwide appears to be in demand having not only shown his quality with PSG, but also with Toulouse before his 2014 move to French capital. (more...)
Chelsea stars grow anxious over club's summer transfer activity Chelsea stars grow anxious over club's summer transfer activity
- August 17, 2017

While the side's goal average remains at 1.9 a match, irrespective of whether Fabregas starts or not, the average number of goals conceded drops from 1.2 a match to 0.8 when he is absent. The task of organising the Chelsea gears of war on the pitch was long the responsibility of John Terry. But Juventus have so far held firm in the determination to keep left-back Alex Sandro, despite Chelsea expressing a willingness to pay £60m for the Brazilian. (more...)
Manchester City identify West Brom's Jonny Evans as possible target Manchester City identify West Brom's Jonny Evans as possible target
- August 17, 2017

Manchester City are reportedly considering a move for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans . Evans made 198 appearances for Manchester United during his time at Old Trafford. City manager Pep Guardiola said last month he was still hoping to sign another central defender before the transfer window closed. However, if Evans was to join City he would follow Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Andrei Kanchelskis, Owen Hargreaves and Carlos Tevez as players who have also been at both clubs ... (more...)
Matt Cullen returning to Minnesota for 20th National Hockey League season Matt Cullen returning to Minnesota for 20th National Hockey League season
- August 17, 2017

Cullen is a native of Virginia, Minnesota. Cullen spent the last two years in Pittsburgh, winning back to back Cups with the Penguins, becoming an integral piece of the Pens fourth line . His 19-year National Hockey League career has been spent across eight teams, including a three-season stint with the Wild from 2010-2013. Cullen , who will turn 41 on November 2, had 33 goals and 101 points in 193 games during his first stint with the Wild. (more...)
Championship side to offer trial to Usain Bolt Championship side to offer trial to Usain Bolt
- August 17, 2017

Whether or not Bolt is enticed at the possibility of living and working in Burton remains to be seen, as does his participation in an upcoming Manchester United Legends game against Barcelona at Old Trafford on 2nd September, given that his hamstring is now shot to shit. (more...)
Man United stars Pogba, Carrick, Lingard, Lindelof have graffiti fun Man United stars Pogba, Carrick, Lingard, Lindelof have graffiti fun
- August 17, 2017

Since Neymar moved to PSG earlier this month and shattered the record, Pogba has been able to concentrate on his football rather than the fee he moved for and according to the Daily Mail , he claims it is a huge weight off his shoulders. "We know Nemanja is a different midfield player and he can just feed the ball to Paul [Pogba] and the other midfield players and let them play their own game. (more...)
Pogba: I Am At United To Win PL Pogba: I Am At United To Win PL
- August 17, 2017

The newspaper reports that Chelsea players fear a repeat of their dismal 2015-16 season, when the club last failed to properly strengthen their squad during the summer transfer window. The Frenchman scored the fourth goal for United as they despatched of the Hammers at Old Trafford on Sunday to move top of the Premier League after one game. (more...)
Seahawks, Tramaine Brock agree to terms Seahawks, Tramaine Brock agree to terms
- August 17, 2017

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Brock has agreed to terms with the Seahawks on a one-year deal. Brock's time with the 49ers came to a close on April 7 following his arrest on a domestic violence charge. Brock was charged with felony domestic violence in June, but those charges were dismissed last week by the Santa Clara County district attorney's office after the office said there was insufficient evidence to proceed with the case because the accuser declined to cooperate. (more...)