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Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby union legend, dies aged 81 Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby union legend, dies aged 81
- August 20, 2017

A sheep farmer from the rugged King Country district of New Zealand's North Island, Meads had great strength, stamina and toughness. In a speech, former All Blacks captain Brian Lochore said: "What he has done for Te Kuiti is wonderful. (more...)
Chelsea have to decide what to do, says Costa
- August 20, 2017

It's amusing, this interview". In the clip Costa was wearing Chelsea shorts after insisting the Blues were pricing him out of his dream move to Atletico Madrid . The Blues are looking to sign the 30-year-old Italy global in a £25m deal. This is still a champion side, and even with their many absences (whether it be for injury, transfer or going on strike reasons), there are still a number of good players there that they can call on. (more...)
West Indies 76-4, following on in 1st Test against England West Indies 76-4, following on in 1st Test against England
- August 20, 2017

Cook batted for nearly ten hours, his eventual dismissal prompting England's declaration at 514-8. They have so far added 44 for the second wicket following opener Kraigg Brathwaite's demise at the hands of seamer Jimmy Anderson without scoring. (more...)
MLB Umpires Wear White Wristbands In Protest Of Treatment MLB Umpires Wear White Wristbands In Protest Of Treatment
- August 20, 2017

The incident was one that prompted many questions after the game and subsequent games with Kinsler not holding back his feelings about Hernandez as an umpire. Interestingly, West is president of the World Umpires Association. That prompted the Saturday statement and action from major league umpires. Second base umpire and crew chief Bill Miller and third base umpire Todd Tichenor wore white wristbands during Saturday's game at Comerica Park. (more...)
New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick
- August 20, 2017

Speakers, including City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams , Democrat of Brooklyn, linked the backlash against Kaepernick's gesture - no team has signed the quarterback for this season - to the violence last weekend during a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., and more generally to issues of police accountability. (more...)
Dodgers activate Adrian Gonzalez Dodgers activate Adrian Gonzalez
- August 20, 2017

After a one-game hiccup, Michael Fulmer is back to normal. The Dodgers reeled off four runs in the second inning and went on to dump the Tigers, 8-5, in Detroit . Since being installed as the team's primary first baseman, Bellinger has gone on to become a legitimate MVP candidate in his first major league season. (more...)
Miami Dolphins add LB Rey Maualuga Miami Dolphins add LB Rey Maualuga
- August 20, 2017

Pro Football Focus said Maualuga used to be among their highest graded linebackers, but apparently those days are long gone . But that time is certainly in the rear view mirror as last season he ranked just 83rd out of 86 qualifying linebackers with a grade of 36.5. (more...)
Colts vs. Cowboys: Score, Stats & Highlights From Preseason Game Colts vs. Cowboys: Score, Stats & Highlights From Preseason Game
- August 20, 2017

While one of the Cowboys' top stars may be on the sidelines still, another is expected to make his preseason debut. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET, and it will be televised on NFL Network and streaming online at Watch NFL Network . The undrafted wideout is in a fight for a roster spot, as the Colts boast a good group at that position that includes TY Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Phillip Dorsett. (more...)
Makarova upsets No. 3 seed Kerber in Cincinnati Makarova upsets No. 3 seed Kerber in Cincinnati
- August 20, 2017

He spent an hour and 37 minutes on court in the afternoon while beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a match carried over from the previous night. 48, told the WTA website. The Czech first defeated Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-3 4-6 6-0 in a match postponed by a day because of rain. "To be No. (more...)
Sigurdsson completes move from Swansea to Everton Sigurdsson completes move from Swansea to Everton
- August 20, 2017

We knew would lose [Romelu] Lukaku for this season and we need players who bring productivity to the team. Swansea hope to use the Sigurdsson cash by strengthening their squad with two or three players before the window closes. "I will talk to Gylfi this afternoon". "I was very pleased", Koeman said. Reports have suggested Barkley, whose future with the club remains unclear, is facing six weeks out due to a hamstring tear. (more...)
Lionel Messi condemns Barcelona terror attack Lionel Messi condemns Barcelona terror attack
- August 20, 2017

Barcelona's most famous street Las Ramblas was packed with tourists when a van drove into the crowds, leaving scenes of carnage. Barcelona and Real Madrid , Spain's biggest football clubs, both held a minute's silence before training on Friday. (more...)
Stoke vs Arsenal, Premier League
- August 20, 2017

Arsenal thought they had equalised when Alexandre Lacazette rifled in, only for the France striker to be ruled offside. Arsenal dominated possession after conceding, but were not able to find the final product needed to break through. (more...)
Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho struggling with toe injury Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho struggling with toe injury
- August 20, 2017

Leicester City could well be seeking their first win of the new season without Iheanacho. "(Iheanacho) didn't (train on Thursday)", said Shakespeare. "So we're giving him every opportunity to get his fitness levels up and so we'll make a late decision". "So sometimes, he's getting a lot of discomfort". (more...)
Man United rout Swansea with flurry of late goals Man United rout Swansea with flurry of late goals
- August 19, 2017

Tammy Abraham should then have tested United goalkeeper David de Gea, but he headed wide from a decent cross by Olsson. He missed his best chance of the half, however, poking straight at Lukasz Fabianski in the 36th minute when through on goal. (more...)
Burnley set to break transfer record for Wood Burnley set to break transfer record for Wood
- August 19, 2017

Leeds rejected two bids in excess of £10 million from the Premier League side last week and have remained defiant that the 30-goal hitman will remain at Elland Road after the summer transfer window closes. Leeds had tried to stave off the interest by offering Wood a new three-year contract, which would extend his deal by a year to 2019 and up his wages, which are believed to be around £15,000 a week. (more...)
Bernard Foley focused on lifting the gloom over Australian rugby Bernard Foley focused on lifting the gloom over Australian rugby
- August 19, 2017

Ioane slipped through the grasp of Israel Folau on the left edge to score the All Blacks' second, another one the Wallabies were left to rue, and just two minutes later he was rubbing salt in the wound, with Crotty collecting an intercept and putting the winger over again. (more...)
Khawaja, Agar to make Test comebacks for Bangladesh series, hints Smith Khawaja, Agar to make Test comebacks for Bangladesh series, hints Smith
- August 19, 2017

It´s definitely going to be a big challenge for us", he said. "Now it is an opportunity for us to change [our record in the subcontinent]". "I expect they will come out with some similar wickets that will help spin and hopefully we can learn from what we did in India". (more...)
Man City teenage sensation closing in on loan move to Celtic Man City teenage sensation closing in on loan move to Celtic
- August 19, 2017

Roberts played 47 times for Celtic under Brendan Rodgers last season, scoring 11 times as the club went through the domestic season without defeat, lifting all three major trophies. A sizeable loan fee in addition to a significant portion of Roberts' salary is part of the deal and Celtic fans will be delighted to see the player back at the club this term. (more...)
Panthers to take on Tennessee Titans in second preseason game Panthers to take on Tennessee Titans in second preseason game
- August 19, 2017

They will wrap up their trip to Nashville at 3 p.m. on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans . According to NFL.com, the Panthers are playing it safe with the former NFL MVP and will hold him out of Saturday's game against the Tennessee Titans . (more...)
Nemanja Matic hails Manchester United supporters Nemanja Matic hails Manchester United supporters
- August 19, 2017

Swansea travelled to Old Trafford in the latter stages of last season claiming a 1-1 draw. Now everyone is asking about the football. 'I am always confident. "We're obviously back in the Champions League this season so there's many more trophies we can win". "It was great [to play at Old Trafford], when you wear that [United] shirt you feel some kind of pressure because this is a big club, but that's why we are here". (more...)

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