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Socceroos face sweat as Japan seals World Cup spot Socceroos face sweat as Japan seals World Cup spot
- August 31, 2017

Liverpool run riot against Arsenal while Chelsea see off Everton. However, Japan's one-point cushion over the other two meant a win today would always have secured a sixth straight trip to the Finals, but now they can afford a draw with Australia and still progress by avoiding defeat in Jeddah. (more...)
Concern over college football's safety spurs ESPN analyst to quit his job Concern over college football's safety spurs ESPN analyst to quit his job
- August 31, 2017

Cunningham, a former national championship-winning offensive lineman with Don James' Washington squad in 1991, had been calling games for almost two decades, but after seeing countless injuries, he's had enough. "I can just no longer be in that cheerleader's spot". I don't now think the game is safe for the brain. "To me, it's unacceptable", former ESPN anchor Ed Cunningham admitted. (more...)
Golovkin, Alvarez ready to 'bring out the best' in each other Golovkin, Alvarez ready to 'bring out the best' in each other
- August 31, 2017

Less than three weeks from the fight, Los Angeles already feels the energy of the event and the public workouts in the streets of the city were just a sample of what we will see in the ring on September 16th in Las Vegas. "Right now I think new stories, new times for us". This is my biggest fight. Alvarez, 27, of Mexico, is coming off a shutout decision victory on May 6th of this year over former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who refused to show up. (more...)
Canelo Alvarez looks absolutely ripped ahead of Gennady Golovkin fight Canelo Alvarez looks absolutely ripped ahead of Gennady Golovkin fight
- August 31, 2017

Gennady Golovkin and Saul " Canelo " Álvarez have pledged to put on a show to thrill fans at the sold-out T-Mobile Arena bout in Las Vegas on Sept 16 . The undefeated Golovkin, who has won 33 of his 37 fights by way of knockout, is ranked as the best middleweight in the world by BoxRec and the second best pound for pound by The Ring, behind only light-heavyweight champion Andre Ward. (more...)
Aqua Blue cycling team says team bus burned by arsonist Aqua Blue cycling team says team bus burned by arsonist
- August 31, 2017

The team of New Zealand cyclist Aaron Gate have had their bus targeted by an arson attack at the Vuelta a Espana. Aqua Blue Sport , founded this year by the Cork-born millionaire Rick Delanry, are last in the team classification before Thursday's stage. (more...)
Declan John joins Rangers on season-long loan deal Declan John joins Rangers on season-long loan deal
- August 31, 2017

Gers boss Pedro Caixinha had only Lee Hodson as cover for first-choice full-backs Lee Wallace and James Tavernier and hopes John will now be able to challenge skipper Wallace for a starting slot. I think the time has come for him to try his luck somewhere else. With the transfer window set to close at midnight, Rangers could also make a move for Hearts star Jamie Walker. (more...)
Andy Murray pulls out of the US Open because of injury Andy Murray pulls out of the US Open because of injury
- August 31, 2017

Murray joins fellow former champions Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka on the sidelines. "On the court, obviously I felt that I'm just lacking a little bit of that consistency point after point, to be continuing with my aggression, with my tennis". (more...)
Borna Coric Knocks Out 4th Seed at US Open Borna Coric Knocks Out 4th Seed at US Open
- August 31, 2017

Zverev, who has won five titles this year, including two on hardcourts this summer, has an overwhelming lead in the standings, with Coric a distant third. Edmund faces a tough ask against in-form Shapovalov, the pair have one win each from their two matches, although the first of them garnered the headline as the teenager defaulted in their Davis Cup match when he launched a tennis ball into the face of the chair umpire. (more...)
Barcelona set to bid for Dybala as Coutinho alternative Barcelona set to bid for Dybala as Coutinho alternative
- August 31, 2017

The Liverpool forward, linked to a move to Barcelona , has yet to play a minute in the Premier League this season. "The 25-year-old - who has not played for Liverpool since the beginning of August, missing a series of training sessions with what the club described as a "sore back" and illness - was yesterday declared "in flawless condition to play" by Brazil's medical staff", Castles said. (more...)
Tottenham join West Ham in pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Gomes Tottenham join West Ham in pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Gomes
- August 31, 2017

Gomes joined Barcelona from Valencia last summer, but has endured a hard time at the Nou Camp and wants to play regular football. Gomes managed to start just 25 times in all competitions last season, having had to share game time with the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Denis Suarez, Rafinha and Andres Iniesta all through the campaign. (more...)
Niki Lauda says Mercedes must back Lewis Hamilton for the championship Niki Lauda says Mercedes must back Lewis Hamilton for the championship
- August 31, 2017

The testy relationship between Force India's drivers came to blows as Perez dangerously squeezed teammate Ocon into the old pitwall, making contact. "I felt it was like Nascar, with safety cars being pulled out for no reason", said Hamilton. (more...)
Emmanuel Petit urges Arsenal to make a late swoop for Riyad Mahrez Emmanuel Petit urges Arsenal to make a late swoop for Riyad Mahrez
- August 31, 2017

The Algeria global has been linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea in recent weeks but if the latest reports in France are to be believed, Manchester United could yet make a late bid for the attacker. That is according to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein. Roma can, however, and their new director of football Monchi is one of the world's highest-regarded spotters of value in the transfer market. (more...)
After Sterling swap snub have Arsenal become EPL whipping boys? After Sterling swap snub have Arsenal become EPL whipping boys?
- August 31, 2017

With their initial cash bid for Sanchez turned down, City are expected to return with an improved offer for the forward, who is now in Chile for Thursday's World Cup qualifier with Paraguay. With Arsenal left stunned and demotivated by a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool , Pep Guardiola is making a serious play for Alexis Sanchez . (more...)
Sindhu happy with silver but upset to lose Sindhu happy with silver but upset to lose
- August 31, 2017

At that time, after 20-all, it was anybody's game. "Fought hard but it wasn't my day", Sindhu told reporters on her return from Glasgow Aug. 29. Rao assured her all the support in her pursuit for top glory at other events in the future. (more...)
I'm Delighted - Kieran Gibbs Seals West Brom Switch I'm Delighted - Kieran Gibbs Seals West Brom Switch
- August 31, 2017

Gibbs came through the youth ranks at Arsenal , but having played regularly between 2012 and 2015, he subsequently found himself on the fringes of the first team. " To add these qualities to our squad is exactly what we're looking for ". Tony Pulis' business does not look set to end there, either, with The Mail reporting that defensive midfielder Krychowiak has undergone a medical after agreeing to join the Baggies on loan for the rest of the season. (more...)
Only 15 percent of homeowners in Houston have flood insurance Only 15 percent of homeowners in Houston have flood insurance
- August 31, 2017

But Nadel noted that for Assurant and other carriers that write National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies under the write-your-own programme, claims-processing fees will offset some of their exposure. Others advocate getting rid of NFIP altogether and going back to private flood insurance. "The real number, which will be many billions of dollars, will go through Congress", he said. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Sees Difference Between Consecutive 3-0 Season Starts Jose Mourinho Sees Difference Between Consecutive 3-0 Season Starts
- August 31, 2017

Leicester City also had a glorious chance to score in the 60th minutes when Jamie Vardy was superbly set up by Riyad Mahrez , but the forward could not beat David De Gea in goal for Manchester United . If i have to choose a word to describe my team, I would have to say "solid". As for the impact of his two subs, Mourinho added: "If I don't have them on the bench I can't make successful changes". (more...)
Aleksandar Mitrovic admits guilt - Won't play again until October Aleksandar Mitrovic admits guilt - Won't play again until October
- August 31, 2017

A statement on Newcastle's official website reads: " Aleksandar Mitrovic has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video". Newcastle won the game 3-0, with Mitrovic scoring the third goal after 86 minutes, but his clash with Lanzini shortly before that has landed him in trouble. (more...)
Kid Rock opening hometown restaurant-bar in Little Caesars Arena Kid Rock opening hometown restaurant-bar in Little Caesars Arena
- August 31, 2017

Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant, to open on the Woodward Avenue side of Little Caesars Arena, will serve "classic Detroit and Southern-influenced dishes", along with "local beers and craft cocktails", according to today's announcement. (more...)
Manchester United sees off Leicester to continue its flawless Premier League start Manchester United sees off Leicester to continue its flawless Premier League start
- August 31, 2017

Mourinho's side have been linked with Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic throughout the summer but a move for the Croatian has proved problematic. United have made light of his absence as they have won all three of their opening game to open up a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. (more...)