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Dimitri Payet admits he Dimitri Payet admits he "knows how to be ad***head" in amusing interview
- September 07, 2017

After a hard year with West Ham, Sakho fancied an exit, and believed the London club would grant him his wish. And although he said Bilic managed him "like a father", the Croat was not enough to keep Payet in the Premier League . Edimilson Fernandes, who played in all three of the Hammers' matches so far, hurt his ankle while playing for Switzerland's Under-21s, while Andre Ayew suffered a thigh injury playing for his native Ghana. (more...)
Dell Technologies Championship: Justin Thomas earns fifth win of season Dell Technologies Championship: Justin Thomas earns fifth win of season
- September 07, 2017

Thomas didn't flinch, making birdie on the second and reaching the drivable fourth, where he knocked in a 30-footer for eagle. That kind of all-around performance is a big reason Thomas has established himself as the golfer to beat in the Player of the Year race. (more...)
Nadal Breezes Into US Open QFs Nadal Breezes Into US Open QFs
- September 07, 2017

Del Potro, whose career has been repeatedly interrupted by wrist surgeries and rehab, now finds himself facing Federer yet again in NY, with the Swiss leading their series 15-5 while winning the last three matches - including Miami in March. (more...)
Ronaldinho speaks on Coutinho's failed move to Barcelona Ronaldinho speaks on Coutinho's failed move to Barcelona
- September 07, 2017

As for Barca, while they may not have got their way in prising him from Liverpool's clutches, it's unlikely to end their interest in the 25-year-old, and it wouldn't be surprising if they were to return for him at a later date. "This season they [Liverpool] will see him give everything for the club - that is the sort of player he is", Ronaldinho is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror . (more...)
Dolphins' opener against Bucs postponed until November 19 Dolphins' opener against Bucs postponed until November 19
- September 07, 2017

The game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium. This is a move that the league needed to make. As for alternatives, both teams have a Week 11 bye. Both teams resisted switching to November 19 because it means playing the entire season without a break. (more...)
Rafael Nadal survives rough first set to roll into Open's 2nd week Rafael Nadal survives rough first set to roll into Open's 2nd week
- September 07, 2017

Del Potro long has been popular, but became even more so since returning from three operations on his left wrist that kept him out of Grand Slam action for two years and sent his ranking out of the top 100. Two-time U.S. Open victor Nadal is on course to win his second grand slam of the year after sealing the French Open title in June. Federer said: "I struggled the first couple of rounds, but that had something to do with my opponents as well". (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur's new signing hits out at former club Tottenham Hotspur's new signing hits out at former club
- September 07, 2017

The former PSG right back has been on worldwide duty with Ivory Coast, who experienced a very mixed global break of World Cup qualifiers. "They focussed on everything except my football and if you look at my stats I've been the most decisive defender in Ligue 1 since 2013", said the confident and well built defender. (more...)
Birmingham chosen for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid Birmingham chosen for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid
- September 07, 2017

The opportunity to bid for the Games came after the original host city, Durban in South Africa, was stripped of the event in March after failing to hit several deadlines. The bid team was chaired by former Football Association chief executive Brian Barwick. It will be great to see the Commonwealth Games back in the United Kingdom and we wish Birmingham well for the next stage in this process. (more...)
Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski resolve contract issue Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski resolve contract issue
- September 07, 2017

The Raiders front office wanted Janikowski to take a cut in his current deal, which would have paid him $4.05 million this season. The Raiders and Janikowski will go forward with an 18th season, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. We had some kickers come in here to make sure we're prepared in the case that he's not able to go, that we're covered. We'll need to see how he does, how he responds. (more...)
Elliott's six-game suspension upheld, still expected to play week one Elliott's six-game suspension upheld, still expected to play week one
- September 07, 2017

Judge Amos Mazzant said he will make a decision on Elliott's temporary restraining order by 6 p.m. ET Friday. But Elliott remained eligible to play in the Cowboys' season-opening game this weekend as the focus of the case shifted to the courtroom and another legal showdown over a disciplinary measure already underway between the league and the players' union. (more...)
Lyon takes 3 wickets, Bangladesh struggles in 2nd innings Lyon takes 3 wickets, Bangladesh struggles in 2nd innings
- September 07, 2017

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon took three second-inning wickets in the first session Thursday to leave Bangladesh in serious trouble on the fourth day of the second test. Lyon has claimed 19 wickets in the series and surpassed J.J. Ferris' mark from the two-test 1887 Ashes series, when Ferris picked up 18 wickets in the first two matches of his worldwide career. (more...)
Bulldogs Ledbetter: 'punishing them guys from the start' Bulldogs Ledbetter: 'punishing them guys from the start'
- September 07, 2017

Junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush , fifth-year senior left tackle Mike McGlinchey , senior left guard Quenton Nelson , senior center Sam Mustipher and senior right guard Alex Bars played all 75 offensive snaps in the game. Per usual, both teams' quarterbacks will be a focal point in this one, albeit for different reasons. Madei Williams, a longtime personal quarterback tutor and father figure for Wimbush, sent his hyphenated exhortation at halftime of Notre Dame's season-opening, ... (more...)
Mourinho takes serious shots at Arsenal boss Wenger Mourinho takes serious shots at Arsenal boss Wenger
- September 07, 2017

However, Wenger has now revealed the midfielder will start running again today [Thursday] and is targeting a return to action in 2018. But Wenger struck a more positive note today, saying that Cazorla was on his way back to training and should be ready later this season. (more...)
Bucs opener in Miami postponed to November 19 Bucs opener in Miami postponed to November 19
- September 07, 2017

Option three is even less desirable and that is to move the game to week 11 when both the Dolphins and the Buc's have a bye week. Two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey forced the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys to first relocate, and then cancel their scheduled preseason National Football League game. (more...)
Hurricane to postpone Dolphins-Bucs until Nov. 19 in Miami Hurricane to postpone Dolphins-Bucs until Nov. 19 in Miami
- September 07, 2017

Fortunately, the Bucs and Fins happened to have their bye weeks at the same time, so the game has been rescheduled for November 19. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., sits in the projected path of Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 storm expected to make landfall in the early morning hours Sunday. (more...)
Leicester forward Vardy issues alert to European clubs: Come and get me! Leicester forward Vardy issues alert to European clubs: Come and get me!
- September 07, 2017

Vardy, whose contract runs out in 2020, is also open to the prospect of playing overseas should he leave Leicester in the near future: "That would be something I'd probably like to experience". Football was the main thing [reasons for not going to Arsenal], Leicester were also in the Champions League, but moving the family when I'd just bought a house would have been a laugh - not. (more...)
Dolphins-Buccaneers game likely postponed until November Dolphins-Buccaneers game likely postponed until November
- September 07, 2017

This is a move that the league needed to make. Both teams do have a bye in Week 11, but ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio points out a potential pitfall with that option. A college game between Miami and Arkansas State has been canceled. The Miami Herald reported Monday that "finding a day in the next week" for the game would be the more likely option than moving the contest to the teams' shared November 18 bye week date if the game were to be postponed from its current 1 p.m. (more...)
Buccaneers-Dolphins game moved to Week 11 Buccaneers-Dolphins game moved to Week 11
- September 07, 2017

With just two days before the 2017 National Football League season officially kicks off, USA TODAY has released their power ranking for Week 1 . Two sources involved in the game told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler they were made aware that Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are neutral site options should the teams try to play this week, and that decision is expected to come Wednesday. (more...)
Rafael Nadal beats Leonardo Mayer to advance in US Open Rafael Nadal beats Leonardo Mayer to advance in US Open
- September 07, 2017

When a reporter relayed to del Potro that Federer had spoken glowingly about him, del Potro responded: "Well, of course, I admire him, too". Goffin's next match will be against 19-year-old Andrey Rublev of Russian Federation, who defeated Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. (more...)
Bucs-Dolphins game will not be played in Miami on Sunday Bucs-Dolphins game will not be played in Miami on Sunday
- September 07, 2017

That date was previously a bye week for both teams, meaning after taking Week 1 off, they'll play 16 straight regular season games. Orlando and Jacksonville would be available as neutral sites to host the game this weekend if it were deemed unsafe to keep any major event in Miami with a major storm approaching. (more...)