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Michael Schumacher's son to drive in Spa tribute Michael Schumacher's son to drive in Spa tribute
- August 24, 2017

Martin will visit Williams HQ ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, where he will be given the run down on what will be expected from him in this coveted role. The pit crew look after both of Williams' drivers - Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll - and every pitstop is crucial. Martin joins the team which now holds the record for the fastest pit stop of the 2017 season so far of 2.02-seconds which was set during the British Grand Prix. (more...)
Vandoorne handed 35 place grid penalty for home race Vandoorne handed 35 place grid penalty for home race
- August 24, 2017

It is calling the engine in his auto "spec 3.6". Nico Rosberg says he is surprised Fernando Alonso is keeping up his "motivation" amid the McLaren-Honda crisis. Honda has struggled for both performance and reliability all year, but the team received a boost in Hungary when both cars finished in the points for the first time this season. (more...)
Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe
- August 24, 2017

It was presented to the Portugal worldwide at the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday. Significantly, Ronaldo saved his best for the final stages of the tournament. Lieke Martens, the 24 year old Dutch forward, who recently joined Barcelona, won the Women's Player of the Year trophy , coming in ahead of Pernille Harder and Dzsenifer Marozsán. (more...)
Antonio Conte aims to break the curse of Chelsea sacking managers early Antonio Conte aims to break the curse of Chelsea sacking managers early
- August 24, 2017

It's going to be a tough match, especially with Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill out due to red cards in the previous game. When Conte was asked about the new stadium Chelsea is planning to build, the Italian said; "For sure, it's not the same when you play not in your stadium". (more...)
McEnroe casts doubt over Federer's US Open hopes McEnroe casts doubt over Federer's US Open hopes
- August 24, 2017

There were suggestions that the 30-year-old might miss the US Open but he has since confirmed that won't be the case after recovering from a hip injury. If I would have told people, "I will win one more Grand Slam, ' there would have been a 50-50 thing, where people would have said "no" or 'yes"-and here I have two already". (more...)
Nervy Celtic survive Astana to reach group stage Nervy Celtic survive Astana to reach group stage
- August 24, 2017

This draw will also determine the groups for the UEFA Youth League, which Chelsea once get to contest after missing out last season despite winning it back-to-back prior to that. A unsafe pot two contains English sides Manchester United and Manchester City , as well as five-time winners Barcelona and the owners of the world's most expensive player - Neymar's Paris St-Germain. (more...)
Man Utd Confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic Has Re-Signed With The Club Man Utd Confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic Has Re-Signed With The Club
- August 24, 2017

It had been rumored for some time that a possible return to Old Trafford could be in the works, but now it's official. Be gone subtlety, for thy have no place here. "I can not wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch, but I also know that I have to take my time to make sure that I am ready". 'I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season , ' Mourinho said after the deal was sealed. (more...)
Dwayne Haskins now No. 2 on Ohio State depth chart Dwayne Haskins now No. 2 on Ohio State depth chart
- August 24, 2017

An Ohio State spokesman says Burrow, a redshirt sophomore, had surgery after breaking a bone in his right hand during practice on Monday. While there's no question as to who will be the starting quarterback for No. Martell, a four-star recruit out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas and the only scholarship quarterback in Ohio State's freshman class this year, has impressed coaches early on. (more...)
Ex-Hull City defender Harry Maguire earns first call-up into England squad Ex-Hull City defender Harry Maguire earns first call-up into England squad
- August 24, 2017

Southgate's troops are top of Qualifying Group F with 14 points from four wins and two draws. Southgate has gone for eight forwards , including Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge, while Jermain Defoe also retains his place. "I called him to firm up the meeting and he said he appreciated me calling but he'd been thinking long and hard and was going to announce his global retirement", added Southgate. (more...)
Rockies impressed with Royals fans' reaction to Greg Holland's return Rockies impressed with Royals fans' reaction to Greg Holland's return
- August 24, 2017

Holland entered the bottom of the ninth with a 4-3 lead and proceeded to walk the No. 9 hitter, Alex Gordon . The Rockies attack consisted of nine hits and five walks with Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado clubbing solo homers while Trevor Story singled, walked twice and scored two times. (more...)
Amitabh Bachchan launches season 9 of Kaun Banega Crorepati Amitabh Bachchan launches season 9 of Kaun Banega Crorepati
- August 24, 2017

This will be an all or nothing deal, where all the remaining lifelines of the contestants will terminate. Also, no big cheques will be awarded to the winners and money will be directly transferred to their account. "And in some way, if I can put this message across through this show about them defying social norms, which have been pressurised upon them, I think that is a great feeling which makes me keep coming back all the time". (more...)
Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba accorded guard of honour Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba accorded guard of honour
- August 24, 2017

Earlier today, Deuba held a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed issues of bilateral importance. Taling about the flood situation in Nepal, India has once again pledged all help to Nepal, he added. Dixit argues that this objective can only be achieved by New Delhi letting its smaller neighbours evolve and not exerting any undue influence. From the Kathmandu perspective, politically micromanaging Nepal could not have but backfired. (more...)
Florida prepares to execute its first inmate in 19 months Florida prepares to execute its first inmate in 19 months
- August 24, 2017

Asay later said McDowell, who was not black, had cheated him in a drug deal. The court's majority cited a U.S. Supreme Court decision from two years ago that said that since the death penalty is constitutional, there must be a way to carry out executions and that eliminating all pain during them was not workable. (more...)
Charlie Alliston, cyclist killer of Kim Briggs, faces two years in jail Charlie Alliston, cyclist killer of Kim Briggs, faces two years in jail
- August 24, 2017

Mrs Briggs was hit by Mr Alliston has he travelled at 18mph, suffering "catastrophic" head injuries and dying in hospital. Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Kim Briggs. Mr Briggs said he was launching a campaign for a change in the law to honour his wife, and to "try and stop another family having to go through what we have had to go through". (more...)
Supreme Court asks BCCI administrators to draft new constitution Supreme Court asks BCCI administrators to draft new constitution
- August 24, 2017

The BCCI were quick in responding to Team India's complaint about the sub-standard training kits which they were using and ensured that the matter would be taken forward to Nike. The BCCI has become a can of worms and with cricket administration in the doldrums, the CoA is urging the Supreme Court to order a thorough clean up as mandated in the Lodha panel reforms of July past year. (more...)
Navy relieves commander of USA 7th Fleet after latest collision near Singapore Navy relieves commander of USA 7th Fleet after latest collision near Singapore
- August 24, 2017

It was the fourth time a USA warship was involved in a collision in the Pacific theater this year. Two months ago, seven USA sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship in Japanese waters near the port city of Yokosuka. (more...)
Tony Romo Announces Birth Of His 3rd Son Tony Romo Announces Birth Of His 3rd Son
- August 24, 2017

Could the Romos have named their baby after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones? Ten fingers and ten toes. Tony and Candice are already parents to sons Hawkins , 5, and Rivers , 3. He announced in early April that he'd instead hang up his jersey and join CBS' No. 1 analyst team with Jim Nantz, replacing Phil Simms. The former Cowboys quarterback has had two practice games, which weren't broadcast, but he will not go live until the season opener. (more...)
Blues will face Sunderland in the Carabao Cup Blues will face Sunderland in the Carabao Cup
- August 24, 2017

Eight-time winners Liverpool were paired with Leicester City when the draw for the third round of the English League Cup was made in Beijing on Thursday (Aug 24). Manchester City, the 2014 winners, will play away at West Brom , while eight-time victor Liverpool travels to Leicester. West Bromwich Albion host four-time winners Manchester City, Bournemouth play Brighton and Hove Albion, and Crystal Palace host Huddersfield Town. (more...)
United block Pereira's Valencia loan? United block Pereira's Valencia loan?
- August 24, 2017

He watched the United under-23s' 1-1 draw with Swansea from the stands on Monday night and needs to be reassured about his place in the team because there's no doubting the fact that he has all the right attributes to become a top player. Valencia general director Mateu Alemany has confirmed his club are monitoring Pereira, as well as Paris Saint-Germain winger Goncalo Guedes. After joining Manchester United's youth academy in 2011, Pereira progressed rapidly as a player, and owing to his ... (more...)
Owen Franks out of 2nd Bledisloe test Owen Franks out of 2nd Bledisloe test
- August 24, 2017

Ofa Tu'ungafasi remains on the bench, but Jeff Toomaga-Allen will join the squad as additional cover. Meanwhile Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has backed the concept of a pre-Bledisloe Cup warm-up game in a bid to help close the gap between his side and the dominant All Blacks . (more...)