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Twins' Miguel Sano headed to DL after fouling ball off shin Twins' Miguel Sano headed to DL after fouling ball off shin
- August 21, 2017

Before Rosario's homer, the Twins chased McFarland (4-5) - who hadn't thrown more than 58 pitches in an outing all year - with four run-scoring hits, including a two-run double by Max Kepler . While Byron Buxton has surged in August, recording a.328 batting average with three home runs this month, Twins manager Paul Molitor said Buxton's spot batting third in the team's lineup Sunday wasn't a congratulatory message to the centerfielder. (more...)
Messi will sign Barcelona contract - Fernandez Messi will sign Barcelona contract - Fernandez
- August 21, 2017

Messi has scored 508 goals in 585 games for Barcelona since 2004, helping the La Liga giants win eight titles and the Champions League four times and emerge as one of the greatest players of all-time. Messi would demand a starting spot under City manager Pep Guardiola , with whom he worked during the pair's time together at Barcelona, and would add to an already exciting forward line. (more...)
Steelers Experimenting With Haley Calling Plays Upstairs During Preseason Steelers Experimenting With Haley Calling Plays Upstairs During Preseason
- August 21, 2017

The starting offensive line also dominated Pittsburgh's first-team defense. The third-year back capped off Atlanta's opening drive with a five-yard touchdown run, his second of the preseason. Undrafted rookies Reggie Davis and Quincy Mauger , both from the University of Georgia, each made big plays. The Steelers take on a Falcons team that has had to endure an off-season thinking about their Super Bowl collapse. (more...)
National Football League players show love to Anquan Boldin on Twitter following retirement National Football League players show love to Anquan Boldin on Twitter following retirement
- August 21, 2017

He figured to be the team's top option in the slot. "Football in its purest form is what we all strive for as a nation". "The core values taught in football are sone of the most important you can learn in life". "The reason I signed here is the guys who are still here". "For me it's not even about having a long career", Boldin said. "If you're expecting me to be a role model for younger kids or for society in general, how is it wrong for me to speak out when I do see injustices?" Not ... (more...)
Alvin Kamara fuels Saints to halftime lead over the Chargers Alvin Kamara fuels Saints to halftime lead over the Chargers
- August 21, 2017

The Saints set a positive tone early with an impressive first quarter, scoring on the first two drives of the game , and consistently holding the Chargers out of scoring range. He did not return to the game in the second half. Outside of Kamara and the starting offensive line, the offense barely had any other highlights until some solid running by rookies Darius Victor and Trey Edmunds in the fourth quarter. (more...)
NC team notches ideal game in Little League World Series NC team notches ideal game in Little League World Series
- August 21, 2017

Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs and Carson Hardee set down all 18 batters they faced as they completed the first ideal game at the LLWS in Williamsport since 2008, when Jesus Sauceda of Mexico was flawless against Italy in a game shortened to four innings due to the mercy rule. (more...)
Junior League World Series Player Makes Incredible Over-the-Wall Catch Junior League World Series Player Makes Incredible Over-the-Wall Catch
- August 21, 2017

Regenye had other plans for the baseball. Chinese Taipei's manager argued that the ball was already over the fence when the catch was made, and the umpires reconsidered and called the ball a home run. That was the right call. Kennett Square (19-1) run-ruled Rutherford County (N.C.), 15-2, in five innings to win the U.S. Championship on Saturday. Sunday might've featured the best baseball catch of the year - and it didn't come from a professional. (more...)
Nisar opens up on differences with PML-N leadership Nisar opens up on differences with PML-N leadership
- August 21, 2017

Nisar chose to stay out of the federal cabinet which was sworn in earlier this month, with reports of rifts within the party. In a TV interview on Friday, the former information minister had said that the interior ministry, headed by Chaudhry Nisar, had made certain decisions that went against the PML-N and its government. (more...)
Conte confirms Álvaro Morata 'ready to start' for Chelsea against Spurs Conte confirms Álvaro Morata 'ready to start' for Chelsea against Spurs
- August 21, 2017

Had things been a little different, the former Real Madrid man might be a Lilywhite player going into the London derby after Pochettino revealed earlier this month that he had previously spoken to the 24-year-old about joining his team. With Costa up top, Chelsea could look for the ball over the top with the striker willing to run in behind defenders, a pass Cesc Fabregas became very good at finding. (more...)
Hazard, Bakayoko set to feature in Chelsea's clash with Tottenham Hazard, Bakayoko set to feature in Chelsea's clash with Tottenham
- August 21, 2017

The 23-year-old could be in line to feature for Chelsea on Sunday, as the Blues will be without Cesc Fabregas due to suspension following his sending off against Burnley last weekend. The Belgian star, 26, missed both the Community Shield loss to Arsenal and the opening day Premier League defeat at the hands of Burnley with the knock. (more...)
Nick Saban still needs to meet with team regarding solar eclipse Nick Saban still needs to meet with team regarding solar eclipse
- August 21, 2017

The solar eclipse - the first total solar eclipse to be visible to the USA mainland since 1979 - peaks in Tuscaloosa around 1:30 CDT Monday. NBC is reporting that over $700 million worth of productivity will be lost during the eclipse Monday across the country. (more...)
Mayweather Sparring Partner Warns McGregor About Certain Punches Mayweather Sparring Partner Warns McGregor About Certain Punches
- August 21, 2017

In boxing circles, 1/4 favourite Mayweather is expected to prove too good for McGregor but odds for the UFC light heavyweight champion have tumbled from 9/1 to 3/1 since the announcement that the fighters will wear 8oz gloves for their bout. (more...)
Happ's bat, Quintana's arm lead Cubs over Blue Jays 4-3 Happ's bat, Quintana's arm lead Cubs over Blue Jays 4-3
- August 21, 2017

Here's a look at how the Chicago Cubs got the latest victory along with top performers, game stats, a standings update and what's next for each of these teams. "We've done a good job as a team to get ourselves back in contention and that was a big at-bat for our team, a big at-bat for me", Pillar said of the single in the eighth. (more...)
Bonsignore: Jared Goff, Rams offense show real improvement against Raiders
- August 21, 2017

Del Rio has gone on record with his thoughts about Lynch and sitting for the anthem - it's not what he would prefer but he'll respect him as a man. Del Rio wasn't interested in revisiting the issue Saturday night. Against Arizona though, the Oakland defense - a defense that was mostly made up of reserves - and players on the roster bubble - surrendered just two "big plays". (more...)
Adrian Otaegui wins maiden title at Paul Lawrie Match Play Adrian Otaegui wins maiden title at Paul Lawrie Match Play
- August 21, 2017

He was three up at the turn and two up with five holes to play but Otaegui won the 14th with a par and then made three birdies in a row to claim his first European Tour trophy in 123 starts. Siem had been eight under par for 16 holes in beating Sweden's Johan Carlsson 3&2 in the semi-finals, with Carlsson going on to beat Canizares by the same score in the third/fourth place play-off. (more...)
Britain's Adam Blythe finishes third in second stage of Vuelta a España
- August 21, 2017

He said: "We went full for the last three kilometres and they shouted at me to go - I knew I could ride one kilometre very fast and it worked out. To be leading the race, it's really insane for me". Despite losing Moreno, Nibali stole a march over his GC rivals by finishing in the leading group of 10 riders attributed with the same time as victor Lampaert. (more...)
Chaplain's Pulpit: Faith should give you wings to soar above life's obstacles Chaplain's Pulpit: Faith should give you wings to soar above life's obstacles
- August 21, 2017

No matter what color we are, the truth is that God made no mistake when He chose to create us in His Image and in His Likeness. The world defines power as success, winning, wealth, and authority over others. No, we join in God's work because we trust God so completely that we want to be is partnering in God's efforts. God's been doing that since the very beginning when the voice of God spoke into the dark void of nothingness and creation was born. (more...)
Magic Johnson Accused Of Illegally Contacting Paul George Magic Johnson Accused Of Illegally Contacting Paul George
- August 21, 2017

George's agent contacted the Pacers on June 18 and informed the team that George would not return after his contract expired following the 2017-18 season and that his preference was to play for his hometown Lakers . ESPN reports that Lakers' president Magic Johnson is at the center of that investigation. "We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting all the investigation is ongoing". (more...)
Mo Farah triumphs in final British track meeting in Birmingham Mo Farah triumphs in final British track meeting in Birmingham
- August 21, 2017

All that remains on the track now for Farah is the 5,000m final at the Diamond League meeting... Farah, who won 10,000m gold and 5000m silver at the IAAF World Championships in London this month, sat in the middle of the field before making his trademark push with 600m remaining, taking the lead for his own on the final lap. (more...)
Manchester United Ready to Agree Terms with $90000-a-week Star Manchester United Ready to Agree Terms with $90000-a-week Star
- August 21, 2017

Alan Pardew praised Romelu Lukaku's finishing ability against Swansea but says the Manchester United forward still has areas to improve. With the game approaching half-time and United failing to penetrate in the same way they did last week, some were concerned. (more...)