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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...)
Oxlade-Chamberlain declines Chelsea move Oxlade-Chamberlain declines Chelsea move
- August 31, 2017

Deals will be hard to conclude for either player, with Liverpool unlikely to bid as high as Chelsea given Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract in North London in a year. 'Personally, I think he has had enough at Arsenal . Oxlade-Chamberlain, like his teammates, played terribly in the 4-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday and the England worldwide was also among the five Arsenal players Gary Neville picked out for heavy criticism. (more...)
Liverpool Swoop For Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain, Open Talks With Gunners Liverpool Swoop For Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain, Open Talks With Gunners
- August 31, 2017

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the brink of joining Premier League champions Chelsea , as reported by the BBC . It was earlier reported that Chelsea had agreed a fee with the Gunners for the services of the English global, however, the move didn't go through due to Chamberlain's unwillingness to play in a wing-back role. (more...)
Quality US Open moment perfectly captures Roger Federer's global pull Quality US Open moment perfectly captures Roger Federer's global pull
- August 31, 2017

But the veteran survived to register his 79th win in NY and set-up a second round match-up with either Russia's Mikhail Youzhny or Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia. "It was more than a test". "I played with hand-me-down rackets and gear from my wealthier peers, or used demo rackets the club supplied", 19-year-old Tiafoe told The Players Tribune. (more...)
Federer overcomes slow start, late lapse; edges teen at Open Federer overcomes slow start, late lapse; edges teen at Open
- August 31, 2017

Czech 25-year-old Pliskova, the runner-up to Angelique Kerber in 2016, eased past Poland's Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1 on the back of eight aces and 29 winners. Federer turned 36 this month but appears to be getting better with age as the Swiss is chasing a third grand slam title of the year after winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon. (more...)
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round
- August 31, 2017

Her clash with Babos also went the distance, with Sharapova finding herself a set down against the Hungarian, but the 30-year-old battled well to secure her passage to the next round. Open, falling 7-6 (2), 6-1 to Russia's Evgeniya Rodina . "Every day that I have another chance to play out here at the US Open is a special day". Kristina Mladenovic, the 14th seed, slumped to a 6-3 6-2 defeat to Romanian Monica Niculescu . (more...)
No Hamilton Mercedes talks before end of season No Hamilton Mercedes talks before end of season
- August 31, 2017

Hamilton's intensely fought win has seen him halve Vettel's gap to seven points ahead of Ferrari's home race this weekend at Monza. "I hope we have more to come and we need more to come in order to win this thing", he admitted. "He was probably waiting for me to make a mistake". Meanwhile, Max Verstappen retired from another race due to engine reliability, disappointing in front of a lot of his Dutch supporters, and a disgruntled Fernando Alonso also ended his race early after ... (more...)