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Mike Thomas talks about his son Justin's first major championship
- August 18, 2017

The future was foretold a number of years ago, when a keen-eyed photographer snapped two budding young players, in short pants and kitted out in golf attire, sitting side-by-side and eating hamburgers. However, Spieth, the British Open champion, insisted that having one Major victory equates to "a great year" because it is so tough to even win one nowadays. (more...)
Scott: Trump's 'moral authority is compromised' after Charlottesville Scott: Trump's 'moral authority is compromised' after Charlottesville
- August 18, 2017

And Scott says Trump's comments were exactly the opposite of what they should have been. "You can ask President Trump what he said", Scott told reporters Wednesday when asked his thoughts about the president's latest comments. Scott is the Senate's only black Republican. "It is here. But the response from the vast majority of this country is diametrically opposite of the response in the '60s", Scott said. (more...)
NA-120 candidate Kulsoom Nawaz departs for London NA-120 candidate Kulsoom Nawaz departs for London
- August 18, 2017

Former Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan, Kanwar Dilshad claimed that it was mandatory for a candidate to appear in personal capacity before the commission for scrutiny of nomination papers. The nomination papers were submitted to the returning officer between August 10-12. She objected that on Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's directive development work in the constituency were still in progress which was tantamount to pre-poll rigging. (more...)
3 takeaways from Bucs' preseason victory over Jaguars 3 takeaways from Bucs' preseason victory over Jaguars
- August 18, 2017

And here's Bortles having the same trouble completing a ball to Robinson after the receiver beats a young defensive back down the field. Brandon Allen played the fourth quarter and helped the Jaguars avoid their first preseason shutout loss in team history. (more...)
Barty stuns Venus Williams in Cincinnati Barty stuns Venus Williams in Cincinnati
- August 18, 2017

Williams, 23-time Grand Slam champion, who was pregnant when she bagged the Australian Open in January, had earlier expressed her strong desire to make a return to tennis next year. The women's bracket is missing Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova. Stosur had held Australia's top women's ranking for a record 442 weeks, but will find herself as the country's No.3 when she arrives in NY for the final grand slam of the year starting on August 29. (more...)
'Delighted' Stephen Ward pens fresh two-year Burnley deal 'Delighted' Stephen Ward pens fresh two-year Burnley deal
- August 18, 2017

The Clarets have been tipped by many to be relegated from the Premier League this season, but they have already set about defying the odds after securing a 3-2 victory against reigning champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening day. (more...)
Raiders' Sean Smith Charged With Assault Raiders' Sean Smith Charged With Assault
- August 18, 2017

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says Smith was charged with assault and battery in connection with a July 4, 2017, incident. The Raiders completed training camp Thursday and will host the Los Angeles Rams Saturday at the Coliseum and Smith's status is unclear. (more...)
12 killed and 80 injured in Barcelona attack 12 killed and 80 injured in Barcelona attack
- August 18, 2017

In chilling echoes of the London Bridge attack, armed police have stormed the open-air market amid claims that terrorists are armed with rifles. There have been fatalities after a van ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona in a suspected terror attack, the The Ministry of the Interior hsa said. (more...)
Predicted XI to face Hajduk Split in the Europa League Predicted XI to face Hajduk Split in the Europa League
- August 18, 2017

Everton continued to press and Lookman put in a unsafe cross that was inches away from being converted by Davy Klaassen . We gave them the belief to dominate the game. "We have the possibility maybe to sign good players, but we don't play in the Champions League - and that sometimes makes things very hard". The Toffees face a tricky game against Manchester City on Monday, after taking on Hajduk Split tomorrow. (more...)
Blowout: Rangers 10, Tigers 4 behind offensive outburst Blowout: Rangers 10, Tigers 4 behind offensive outburst
- August 18, 2017

Technically, the Texas second baseman scored on a balk from Detroit pitcher Daniel Stumpf-because a player already aboard must advance one base on a balk, and he explicitly can not be credited with a stolen base if a balk is called on the play. (more...)
Oakland legend Tim Brown does not approve of Marshawn Lynch's protest Oakland legend Tim Brown does not approve of Marshawn Lynch's protest
- August 18, 2017

When asked about it Thursday, Lynch rambled about nothing in particular and gave no real answer about his motivations. Didn't they say elephants are scared of mouses or something? According to Raiders coach Jack Del Rio , Lynch told him after the Arizona game that sitting for the anthem was something he had done for 11 years. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp wants top 29-year-old to be huge Liverpool signing Jurgen Klopp wants top 29-year-old to be huge Liverpool signing
- August 18, 2017

However, in modern football, it is only in the rarest of cases that a player refuses the call of Real Madrid or Barcelona when they come knocking and, unfortunately for the Anfield faithful, the 25-year-old seems to be no exception. "Hopefully I will continue to create goals and score goals for the team and contribute to the kind of success we're seeking at the club", he said in a statement. (more...)
Justin Britt signs three-year extension with Seahawks for $27M Justin Britt signs three-year extension with Seahawks for $27M
- August 18, 2017

And Justin Britt is about to become the Seahawks' center beyond 2017. Really tough competitive guy and with all the homework that we did on him we think he has a chance to fit in really well in that regard. Brock has started primarily as an outside corner for the 49ers - he had 31 starts the last two seasons and previous year played more snaps than any cornerback in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. (more...)
Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration
- August 18, 2017

However, Gordon has been suspended for 33 of the last 48 games, and remains under a league ban for positive drug and alcohol tests. However, he entered a rehab facility before the regular season began and was placed on indefinite suspension once again. (more...)
Blow for Tottenham as Real Madrid bid for £36million target Blow for Tottenham as Real Madrid bid for £36million target
- August 18, 2017

Chelsea could be preparing to muscle in on Tottenham's move for Davinson Sanchez according to the Daily Star . The Dutch champions are fed up waiting for Spurs to agree a fee for the £40million-rated defender. Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez returned to training today after previously informing the club he would no longer attend training sessions . He missed the last few days and was obviously not involved against Heracles. (more...)
Will Jose Mourinho propel Man Utd to Premier League glory? Will Jose Mourinho propel Man Utd to Premier League glory?
- August 17, 2017

But Mourinho's side were still guilty of wasting a number of gilt-edged opportunities in the first half, and they should have killed this game long before they did. Injuries might have troubled Robben throughout his career, but there is little doubt that when he is on, there are very few defenders that can stop him from making those movements from the right. (more...)
Durant on 'legend' LeBron: 'He gets to hold the cards' Durant on 'legend' LeBron: 'He gets to hold the cards'
- August 18, 2017

After losing the National Basketball Association championship and seeing Cavs chairman Dan Gilbert fire General Manager David Griffin, the 32-year-old is reported to be frustrated and can opt out of his contract next summer. He added: "Last time he left they got like 3 number one picks". Recent reports have stated that Kyrie Irving - the other cornerstone to the Cavaliers organization - reportedly wants out of Cleveland and away from James. (more...)
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...)