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BCB 'delighted' after CA-ACA broker peace deal BCB 'delighted' after CA-ACA broker peace deal
- August 04, 2017

Players boycotted a developmental "Australia A" tour to South Africa last month and as the dispute become increasingly acrimonious there were serious concerns among Australian cricket supporters - from the prime minister down - about the potential fallout if it wasn't resolved this week. (more...)
Oscar Pistorius hospitalised for medical examination — BBCI Oscar Pistorius hospitalised for medical examination — BBCI
- August 04, 2017

The six-time Paralympic champion is now one year into a six-year prison term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius to five years behind bars after ruling that he acted negligently when he shot Steenkamp through a bathroom door in his Pretoria home. (more...)
Liverpool consider £48m Keita clause as Leipzig speak out Liverpool consider £48m Keita clause as Leipzig speak out
- August 03, 2017

But sporting director Ralf Rangnick admits that they will struggle to renegotiate Keita's contract, which contains a release clause of £48m that becomes active in 12 months. The Guinea global made 32 total appearances across all competitions and played an instrumental role in helping Ralph Hasenhuttl's side to finish second behind by Bayern Munich in their first ever season in the German top-flight. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick's switch to Baltimore Ravens looks unlikely Colin Kaepernick's switch to Baltimore Ravens looks unlikely
- August 03, 2017

The Ravens quickly contradicted that report in a team statement from Newsome. "I'll frame that this way: there are other positions we're looking at and I don't have any updates on those either". "I think it would be a good spot for him". "All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue", Mara said. (more...)
Chicago White Sox rookie Yoan Moncada exits on stretcher after collision Chicago White Sox rookie Yoan Moncada exits on stretcher after collision
- August 02, 2017

But the encouraging prognosis for their injured teammates was even sweeter. "To win in the ninth inning is always fun". Somehow the White Sox were breathing a sigh of relief afterward, and not because the Blue Jays' bullpen turned a six-run lead in the seventh into a meltdown that ended in Matt Davidson's second-straight walk-off hit. (more...)
Chancellor, Seahawks agree to $36M contract extension Chancellor, Seahawks agree to $36M contract extension
- August 01, 2017

The deal reportedly includes $25 million in guaranteed money. Chancellor previously said he "definitely" trusted that the team would "do the right thing". "Till the wheels fall off". I can't really put a time frame on how long I want to play. "As long as the wheels let me", Chancellor said. However long my body holds up. (more...)
MI swimmer helps U.S. take gold, set record at 2017 World Championships MI swimmer helps U.S. take gold, set record at 2017 World Championships
- July 31, 2017

The final relay was merely a coronation, the Americans romping to gold in 3 minutes, 19.60 seconds - eclipsing by almost 3 1/2 seconds the mark they set two years ago at worlds. Home-crowd favourite Katinka Hosszu can win her second individual medley title of these championships in the women's 400m final. Chalmers missed the world titles in order to have corrective heart surgery but admitted he could waste no more time preparing his Olympic defence after witnessing Dressel's heroics. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino Weighs In Amid Eric Dier's Manchester United Speculation Mauricio Pochettino Weighs In Amid Eric Dier's Manchester United Speculation
- July 31, 2017

Lilywhites boss Pochettino says that Walker's treatment in Nashville was entirely understandable, as the defender still holds a firm place in scorned supporters' hearts following his near-decade long stint in North London. 'I think he's an important player for us and it's not the idea to sell him'. It is hard to judge the level on pre-season. It is true when you compete you want to win. (more...)
Two killed in stampede at South African soccer match Two killed in stampede at South African soccer match
- July 30, 2017

Match tickets were sold out two weeks before the game. Emergency services were not immediately reachable for comment, but Michael Sun, a Johannesburg municipal councillor responsible for public safety, confirmed the deaths in a tweet. Police have launched investigations into the crush. South African Football Association President Dr Danny Jordaan released the following statement to confirm that the incident will be investigated further. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino hits back at 'disrespectful' Conte regarding Tottenham comments Mauricio Pochettino hits back at 'disrespectful' Conte regarding Tottenham comments
- July 30, 2017

I am so respectful of other players, other clubs, other managers, the owners of different clubs. Nobody, after all, wants to give United an easy transfer window if they can help it. Tottenham modestly spends the summer, not signing anyone and losing only Walker from the leaders of last season. Pochettino on Friday responded to the comments by demanding "more respect", as he questioned the 47-year-old's approach to commenting on rival clubs' players. (more...)
Freakish own goal helps Inter beat Chelsea
- July 30, 2017

A deflected Willian effort narrowly cleared the crossbar after 27 minutes and, with Chelsea piling on the pressure, Padelli nearly controlled a back-pass into his own net. With just the Community Shield game left before Chelsea kick-off their title-defending campaign, the Blues' need to get their things sorted fast. The fixture was an uphill battle for Chelsea from that point on, and it became increasingly hard to break down Spalletti's Nerazzurri , who appear to have formed a habit of ... (more...)
Father of tennis star Mark Philippoussis arrested on child abuse charges Father of tennis star Mark Philippoussis arrested on child abuse charges
- July 29, 2017

Steve Walker, a spokesman for the San Diego County district attorney, said any criminal charges would be filed at Philippoussis' arraignment, which must be held by Friday. In recent days he was listed as a substitute with the local professional tennis club, the San Diego Aviators. An investigation is ongoing at this time. (more...)
Trump slams MS-13 gang members as 'animals' Trump slams MS-13 gang members as 'animals'
- July 29, 2017

Donald Trump has encouraged police to be more brutal in how they handle suspects - and been applauded and cheered for it. The parents of Nisa Mickens, who lost their daughter more than 10 months ago due to gang violence, say they are happy to hear President Trump is taking the gang problems seriously. (more...)
Adam Peaty storms into record books as well as SPOTY contention Adam Peaty storms into record books as well as SPOTY contention
- July 28, 2017

The 22-year-old from Uttoxeter once again destroyed his competition finishing nearly half a second ahead in a time of 25.99 - just four one hundredths outside his own world record - as Peaty defends his double World title from two years ago in Kazan - the first man to do so in the event. (more...)
Bills send QB Cardale Jones to Chargers on eve of camp Bills send QB Cardale Jones to Chargers on eve of camp
- July 28, 2017

The Bills will reportedly receive a conditional seventh-round draft pick for Jones. Jones, who joined the Bills past year as a fourth-round choice from Ohio State , seemingly was a long-shot to make the Buffalo roster. "He's accurate. I think his development has come along fine". The Los Angeles Chargers added another passer to back up Philip Rivers. Along with Peterman and Taylor in the Bills quarterback room is recently signed veteran T.J. (more...)
Yankees' Luis Severino throws like an ace in sweep of Reds Yankees' Luis Severino throws like an ace in sweep of Reds
- July 27, 2017

Still, Severino's performance drew high praise from his manager. "I think it's (dealing with) the expectations that people are now placing on you", Girardi said Wednesday. "I'm satisfied with the work I'm doing right now", said Severino, who is 7-4 with a 3.03 E.R.A. "That's the difference from a year ago". Out of deference to the more experienced pitchers on the Yankees, Luis Severino won't buy into the idea that he's the ace of the pinstripes' staff. (more...)
Alvaro Morata makes Chelsea debut but Premier League champions lose to Bayern
- July 26, 2017

Bayern after 0:4 against Milan it was seriously adjusted on a match with " Chelsea " - the 26th minute the Germans scored three goals, but "Aristocrats" still managed to avoid a crushing defeat. Conte can point to the fact that Bayern started their pre-season preparations long before Chelsea and he can also take heart from their fightback, but those early struggles showed he has plenty of work to do on the training field - and, perhaps, in the transfer market. (more...)
Cowboys Cut Lucky Whitehead After Arrest, Agent Claims Mistaken Identity Cowboys Cut Lucky Whitehead After Arrest, Agent Claims Mistaken Identity
- July 26, 2017

He said the man gave officers a name, date of birth and Social Security number that matched those of Rodney Darnell Whitehead Jr. The Dallas Cowboys announced Monday evening it had released Osbourn High School graduate Lucky Whitehead . (more...)
Carmelo Really Wants To Go To The Rockets Carmelo Really Wants To Go To The Rockets
- July 25, 2017

Before the rumors that the Oklahoma City Thunder had jumped into the mix, there were only two teams considered to be in close consideration for Carmelo Anthony - the Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers . Anthony, who has a no-trade clause with the Knicks and can thus effectively pick his destination, has been linked most strongly with the Houston Rockets in recent weeks. (more...)
Ancelotti: Renato Sanches could make Man Utd move Ancelotti: Renato Sanches could make Man Utd move
- July 25, 2017

But even if Bayern Munich do agree to make the Chile global available, Manchester United will have competition for his signature from Inter. United are said to be close to securing a loan move for the teenager and Ancelotti has reiterated that there is a chance he will leave the Allianz Arena. (more...)