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Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning help fund moving Confederate statue Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning help fund moving Confederate statue
- August 18, 2017

Donations to remove a Confederate monument from one Florida city have skyrocketed since officials tied the statue's fate to the success of the campaign. near the controversial Confederate War monument that stands outside the old Hillsborough County courthouse. Tony Marerro of the Tampa Bay Times reported on Tuesday that some members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans were "standing guard" to watch over the statue and make sure it would not be taken down. (more...)
49ers LB Reuben Foster dealing with setback to surgically repaired shoulder 49ers LB Reuben Foster dealing with setback to surgically repaired shoulder
- August 18, 2017

He's expected to take the field for Thursday's practice in a limited basis. "Personally when I see that, I think that's divisive", Lynch said. "But I still don't think that would have changed how I personally felt about taking a guy with the 31st pick with the caliber of player that we took". (more...)
No. 3 Angelique Kerber upset by Ekaterina Makarova No. 3 Angelique Kerber upset by Ekaterina Makarova
- August 18, 2017

World number three Angelique Kerber joined Venus Williams in crashing out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Grand slam victor Petra Kvitova suffered another defeat to Sloane Stephens as the 14th seed departed the WTA Premier tournament, while American veteran Venus Williams also said goodbye. (more...)
A golf bettor missed out on a $2.5 million payday
- August 17, 2017

Justin Thomas made a boatload of memories with his stirring PGA Championship victory Sunday at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. "It was very special", Thomas told CNN Sport, reflecting on their warm embrace. American golfer Justin Thomas , who won his first major at last week's PGA Championship, will defend his title for the third straight year at the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur from October 12 to 15, the CIMB Group announced on Tuesday. (more...)
Cowboys to limit Jaylon Smith's snaps in first preseason game Cowboys to limit Jaylon Smith's snaps in first preseason game
- August 18, 2017

Smith will play against the Indianapolis Colts , Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. "Of course I'm excited to get out there", Smith said. The Notre Dame star seriously injured his knee in the Fiesta Bowl, his last college game, that left him with nerve damage and a case of drop foot. On Monday, Smith had a sack of Kellen Moore , after forcing a fumble earlier. (more...)
Super Falcons boss Florence Omagbemi nominated for Federation Internationale de Football Association award Super Falcons boss Florence Omagbemi nominated for Federation Internationale de Football Association award
- August 17, 2017

Ronaldo was named the 2016 FIFA footballer of the year. The second edition of the latest incarnation of FIFA's annual awards will be held on October 23 in London, recognising top performers from the 2016-17 season. The winners will be decided by a jury of club and global coaches, media representatives and fans. Each of these voting groups account for 25% of the final ranking. (more...)
Service dates announced for troopers killed in Charlotteville helicopter crash Service dates announced for troopers killed in Charlotteville helicopter crash
- August 17, 2017

Bates of Quinton were killed in the crash. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Saint Paul's Baptist Church at 4247 Creighton Road, Richmond. The FBI said in a statement late Saturday that it is collecting facts and evidence in an ongoing investigation. Both troopers will be buried in private graveside services. (more...)
Insatiable Real the team to beat again in Spain Insatiable Real the team to beat again in Spain
- August 17, 2017

Asked about Suarez's injury after Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema condemned Barca to defeat, Valverde said: "It is a knock on his knee but we will have to wait to assess the situation". It is a confirmed playing 11 of both the teams. Twenty-one different players hit the target last season for Zidane's side and seven hit 10 or more goals, including defender Sergio Ramos, while the team have scored in each of their last 66 competitive games. (more...)
IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais cleared to return to race vehicle IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais cleared to return to race vehicle
- August 17, 2017

Billows said the 38-year-old Bourdais was evaluated by IndyCar orthopedic consultant Dr. Kevin Scheid on Tuesday and was given clearance to fully return to racing activities. Bourdais has made five starts this season, and he opened the season with a win in the first race at St. Petersburg, Florida. Bourdais was replaced by James Davison for the Indy 500, with ex-F1 racer Esteban Gutierrez and Tristan Vautier stepping into the No.18 vehicle while he has recovered. (more...)
Ryan Kelly Will Require Surgery for Foot Injury Ryan Kelly Will Require Surgery for Foot Injury
- August 17, 2017

Brian Schwenke , Kelly's backup, has been on the physically unable to perform list for all of camp. The Colts could certainly look outside the building for options at center. Zuttah has 117 career starts in nine National Football League seasons. We all know by now that quarterback Andrew Luck hasn't returned to practice due to offseason shoulder surgery and nobody knows whether he'll be ready for the season opener. (more...)
Sherdog's Top 10: Floyd Mayweather's Greatest Hits Sherdog's Top 10: Floyd Mayweather's Greatest Hits
- August 17, 2017

Check back next week as the crew heads out west to the fight capital of the world for the McGregor-Mayweather super-fight. Watch it all go down this August 26 at the screening party at Dream Midtown. Under Nevada regulations, 10-ounce gloves are required in fights above 147 pounds and the bout is set for 154 pounds. "My whole life has been about boxing and about fitness, and now I'm taking everything I developed and bringing it into the fitness market", Mayweather said in a media release ... (more...)
Rugby Championship: Curtis Rona to make Wallabies debut against All Blacks Rugby Championship: Curtis Rona to make Wallabies debut against All Blacks
- August 17, 2017

Moreover, New Zealand begin the defense of their Rugby Championship title feeling they have a point to prove after losing a Test at home for the first time in eight years during the drawn British and Irish Lions series in June. South Africa then face Argentina in Port Elizabeth at 16:00 BST. The Aussies haven't won the revered trophy in 15 years and haven't beaten New Zealand since 2015. (more...)
Shania Twain coming to the KFC Yum! Center in 2018 Shania Twain coming to the KFC Yum! Center in 2018
- August 17, 2017

The tour starts May 3 in Tacoma, Washington, and will feature music from her upcoming "NOW" album, including "Swingin' With My Eyes Closed". Donning a sparkly black jumpsuit, Twain smiled and jumped around the Tonight Show stage - her energy matching the upbeat spirit and lyrics of the fresh tune. (more...)
Barcelona Close To Signing Coutinho And Moussa Dembele Reveals Pep Segura Barcelona Close To Signing Coutinho And Moussa Dembele Reveals Pep Segura
- August 17, 2017

The Mail had reported how general manager Pep Segura last night insisted both deals to sign Coutinho and Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele were 'close ', and they hoped to soon see both players wearing the Barcelona shirt. However, the club has revealed that they will not allow the player leave before the first Premier League game against Watford on Sunday and are prepared to reject even bigger bids for their playmaker. (more...)
Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade expected to agree to buyout soon Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade expected to agree to buyout soon
- August 17, 2017

The #Chicago Bulls started the 2016-2017 National Basketball Association season poorly, having a very dysfunctional team. That certainly proved to be the case last summer, when Wade left the Heat after acrimonious negotiations that led to his two-year agreement with his hometown Bulls. (more...)
Arsenal legend Henry: This Man Utd team just like Invincibles Arsenal legend Henry: This Man Utd team just like Invincibles
- August 17, 2017

The Gunners are now preparing for their Premier League clash against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday evening as they look to make it two wins from two in the top flight. "On the day, Van Nistelrooy during the whole game, he wound everyone up", said Henry. Keane - rarely one to allow Ferguson get away with too much praise - jumped in immediately to say that Ferguson always had great staff, naming Brian Kidd, Steve McClaren, Jimmy Ryan, Mike Phelan and Queiroz all got a mention. (more...)
Wembley set to have 20000 empty seats for visit of Chelsea Wembley set to have 20000 empty seats for visit of Chelsea
- August 17, 2017

The left-back was fined two-weeks wages for his outburst but boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted the issue was put to bed after Rose issued a public apology late last week. However, leaving the match to one side, the Sun claim that Chelsea are planning to launch a bid for Rose this weekend. Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Michael Dawson has said that the recent controversial comments made by Danny Rose will not affect the club's form. (more...)
MLB Predictions: Will the White Sox and Dodgers hit the under? 8/16/17 MLB Predictions: Will the White Sox and Dodgers hit the under? 8/16/17
- August 17, 2017

Beaming in the aftermath of the Dodgers' 10th walk-off win of the year, Puig guaranteed a World Series appearance while addressing a jubilant crowd at Dodger Stadium. He has allowed two runs in 12 innings with 20 strikeouts and three walks. He walked four and struck out four. "Between innings, I talked to Kershaw, and he asked me, "How do you feel?"' Darvish said through a translator". (more...)
Barcelona 'bid £118m for Philippe Coutinho' Barcelona 'bid £118m for Philippe Coutinho'
- August 17, 2017

Liverpool star Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund attacker Dembele have been tipped to join Barca since Neymar left Camp Nou for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer. Barcelona reportedly make an improved offer of £118m to try to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho before the end of the transfer window. (more...)
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley facing six weeks out Everton midfielder Ross Barkley facing six weeks out
- August 17, 2017

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has ruled out star Ross Barkley ahead of Thursday's key Europa League First Playoff Round tie against HNK Hadjuk Split, per BBC Sport . The Daily Mail has revealed that an operation will be recommended as the best course of action for the 23-year-old who went down clutching his leg during a training session, where he subsequently had to be helped from the field. (more...)

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