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Samir Nasri in talks with Turkey's Antalyaspor Samir Nasri in talks with Turkey's Antalyaspor
- August 20, 2017

The France midfielder was pictured on his arrival in Turkey on Sunday as a group of Antalyaspor supporters gathered to welcome him. Furthermore, it's understood that due to the Frenchman's ongoing doping investigation, the Turkish club have drafted a special two-year contract which would allow them to terminate the deal should their new signing be banned from football. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly set to sign new Man Utd deal this week Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly set to sign new Man Utd deal this week
- August 20, 2017

Sources told ESPN FC that the Swedish striker is expected to sign his new deal with the English squad "as early as this week". The 35-year-old has been rehabilitating at United's AON training centre for the past few months since he limped out of the Red Devils' Europa League clash with Anderlecht in April. (more...)
Four goals by record-breaker Kerr seals magical win
- August 20, 2017

Just 48 hours after being shortlisted for The Best FIFA Women's Player award, Kerr's haul saw her leapfrog United States star Megan Rapinoe as the NWSL's leading scorer, and become the first player in league history to score four goals in a single match. (more...)
NBA Denies Allegation of Plan to Rule out Giannis Antetokounmpo of EuroBasket NBA Denies Allegation of Plan to Rule out Giannis Antetokounmpo of EuroBasket
- August 20, 2017

The NBA also denied the allegation, saying that the league and Bucks followed "all appropriate protocol under the NBA-FIBA agreement". The Greek basketball federation has accused the Bucks of staging Giannis Antetokounmpo's knee injury to keep him out of Eurobasket . (more...)
Real Madrid coach Zidane: I want a big year for Bale Real Madrid coach Zidane: I want a big year for Bale
- August 20, 2017

Rafael Benitez obviously knows a thing or two about the Real Madrid squad, but surely he must also know it would be hard for Newcastle United to take any of the club's players, fringe or otherwise. "I just said that the punishment was a little too much and that was all". Five games without Cristiano is a lot. And now Real want to tie Asensio down to a new deal that will see his wages go up by £920,000 (€1million) a year. (more...)
Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga close to completing Tottenham move Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga close to completing Tottenham move
- August 20, 2017

The North Londoners have been linked with the 21-year-old Colombian worldwide for quite some time and yesterday, the club confirmed an agreement with the Eredivisie side (Spurs). He last featured for Southampton in his side's 2-0 defeat to Spurs in December 2015. Tottenham are close to completing their second signing of the summer with Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on the verge of agreeing a deal with the club . (more...)
Terence Crawford Obliterates Julius Indongo to Unify the Junior Welterweight Titles Terence Crawford Obliterates Julius Indongo to Unify the Junior Welterweight Titles
- August 20, 2017

Crawford faced every challenger that stepped forward and came out the better fighter in every instance. The previously unbeaten Indongo was writhing in pain, flat on his back, as referee Jack Reiss counted him out at 1:38 of the third round. (more...)
Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0 Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0
- August 20, 2017

Mourinho spoke about "letting the horses run freely" at the Liberty Stadium - a stark contrast to the angry dinner lady rhetoric of Louis van Gaal - and you could see the benefits of this mindset oozing from every player. The sooner we do it the better, but it could possibly go later in the window. Despite raucous home support, Swansea seldom threatened, always struggling to deal with United's power and pace. (more...)
Defense Shines in Packers' 21-17 Preseason Win in Washington Defense Shines in Packers' 21-17 Preseason Win in Washington
- August 20, 2017

The Packers had an uncharacteristic hole to dig out of, and McCarthy didn't think for a minute about changing the beat or shuffling the depth chart. "I support [Michael], I support his movement, I support Colin Kaepernick, I support all the guys, Angela Davis, all the people that came before us to pave the way for what we're trying to do in the black community", said the younger Bennett, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia . (more...)
Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis
- August 20, 2017

Next up for the 25-year-old Czech is a third-round match against Italian Camila Giorgi , who beat Australian Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-3. "Whatever comes I will just take it", said Pliskova. "I don't have words to say". "If I deserve the place, for sure I will win it". Nadal beat compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 to reach a quarter-final later against Australian Nick Kyrgios. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski plays in preseason for first time since 2012 Rob Gronkowski plays in preseason for first time since 2012
- August 20, 2017

Gronkowski has not played in preseason since 2012. "But we got the ball back down there and we punched it in and that's all we can ask for". "I think he'll be a good player, but I think this is just one step along the way", O'Brien said. Running Back D'Onta Foreman turned some heads in the Texans 27-23 win over the Patriots . One reason to be concerned: The team is thin at defensive end after top draft pick Derek Rivers sustained a season-ending torn ACL on Wednesday. (more...)
Armstrong signs new Cetlic deal to end speculation Armstrong signs new Cetlic deal to end speculation
- August 20, 2017

However, some were critical over Armstrong's handling of the contract situation, which has dragged on in recent weeks and months to bring uncertainty to Celtic. Once he did he was one of our best players last season. "Every player wants to play and perform at the highest possible level". "Another few years here doing that - I would think he is already a big target for anyone, whether he signs a new contract or not". (more...)
Norris clinches Fiji International title Norris clinches Fiji International title
- August 20, 2017

The Fiji International is tri-sanctioned by the Australasian, European and Asian Tours. "It was a bit of a surprise coming up the last, I hadn't seen too many leaderboards for the day but obviously very happy with it", Ormsby said after his round. (more...)
Everton to debut third kit away at Manchester City Everton to debut third kit away at Manchester City
- August 20, 2017

Against Tottenham, no. I have two wonderful strikers, two No. 9s, for example, Sergio. 
 Ones to watch -
It's more of a case of who not to watch with the number of superstars gracing the sky blue, but I'll give it a go. I have been a manager for years and I don't have to announce to all the managers in the world about the space in behind. During the early hours of Friday, police shot and killed five suspects in Cambrils, south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada in Tarragona province, ... (more...)
The Lions just took full advantage of newly relaxed TD celebration rules The Lions just took full advantage of newly relaxed TD celebration rules
- August 20, 2017

Stafford and the starting offense played three series before getting the hook against NY, and were really productive. Detroit's defense forced two three-and-outs, while the Jets defense forced one of their own. He led his team down the field while going 6/8 with 55 yards and a touchdown pass to Marvin Jones Jr ., giving Detroit a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. (more...)
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 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...)