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Sports Ronaldo, Messi lead the pack
Author: 0 Ronaldo, Messi lead the pack

Apparently Messi, along with fellow South American Luis Suarez , met with the 25-year-old on the eve of Barca's clash with Juventus in the International Champions Cup, and Messi offered to aid Neymar in his quest for individual honours. Messi, who stopped being obsessed by personal awards years ago and is now only interested in winning titles with Barça, offered to help Neymar become Ballon d'Or victor; "What do you want?" He would have given the Brazilian everything on the pitch but not even ...

Sports Raiders Cornerback Sean Smith Charged With Assault
Author: 0 Raiders Cornerback Sean Smith Charged With Assault

Rosenberg said Smith will fight this all the way. Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Smith is scheduled to be arraigned on September 29 in the Pasadena branch of L.A. County Superior Court. The former University of Utah star played for Miami from 2009-12 and Kansas City from 2013-15.

Sports Everton move a step closer to Europa League group stages
Author: 0 Everton move a step closer to Europa League group stages

The game was then halted for five minutes as police restored peace after Hadjuk Split fans broke seats, hurled bottles on to the pitch and fought amongst themselves. Ronald Koeman's side had chances to further extend their lead at Goodison park , but will still be confident of progressing through to the group stages.

Sports Marshawn Lynch addresses anthem sit-down as only he can
Author: 0 Marshawn Lynch addresses anthem sit-down as only he can

Beast Mode responded with an elephant metaphor - something about how elephants are scared of mice. "That [expletive] left the room, cousin". Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Marshawn Lynch sitting during the national anthem before last Saturday's preseason game was a "non-issue".

Sports Everton sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea
Author: 0 Everton sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea

That versatility makes Sigurdsson an especially useful pickup for Everton given their set of youngsters now fighting for playing time . "Now he is a really good manager and his vision for Everton is clear". Well, last season he scored nine goals for Swansea , the season before, eleven. The spirit was good and Gylfi was part of that, he worked and trained so hard.

Sports Justin Britt signs 3-year, $27M extension with Seahawks
Author: 0 Justin Britt signs 3-year, $27M extension with Seahawks

The No. 64 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Britt is headed into the final year of his rookie deal. He transitioned again to center last season and started 15 games . And also the fact that we're able to do it on the offensive line, I think it is important to note that. I'm not going to go into particulars for you, but we feel assured that we have done all of the homework that can be done and done a little bit past that and then maybe past that.

Sports Josh Gordon Reinstatement Still Not Considered By Roger Goodell
Author: 0 Josh Gordon Reinstatement Still Not Considered By Roger Goodell

Goodell reinstated Gordon on a conditional basis last season but the Pro Bowl receiver checked into the rehab facility in September and put his career on hold. He participated in Browns' training camp a year ago but his suspended was extended when he couldn't adhere to the program and checked himself into impatient rehab in September.

Sports Indians-Twins rained out, DH Thursday
Author: 0 Indians-Twins rained out, DH Thursday

The loss put the Twins six games out of first place in the AL Central. The Indians and Twins had only one common off date left this season, on September 25, the day the before a three-game series between the two teams in Cleveland. Wednesday's game was the fourth postponed at Target Field this season and the sixth postponement for the Twins overall. The Twins and Indians also played a doubleheader at Target Field on June 17 with Cleveland winning 9-3 and 6-2.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic's new game finally gets the big reveal

That man is Arjen Robben , with the Daily Mail linking the Holland winger to Manchester United . As Nemanja Matic was winning towering headers, intercepting passes, dribbling round opponents and generally running the midfield in his first Premier League game for Manchester United , imagine what Antonio Conte must have been thinking.

Sports Rays, Buccaneers, and Lightning join effort to remove Confederate monument in Tampa
Author: 0 Rays, Buccaneers, and Lightning join effort to remove Confederate monument in Tampa

The weekend rally devolved into a violent clash between protesters attending a "Unite the Right" white nationalist rally and various Democratic groups and supporters over Virginia's decision to remove Confederate symbols. Commissioner Victor Crist says, even if the money is not raised, commissioners can and probably will revisit the issue at their next meeting. All the things that happen between life and death are pretty much a shared experience, regardless of who you love, what you look ...

Sports Philippe Coutinho is ideal fit for Barcelona - ex-Liverpool coach Pako Ayestaran
Author: 0 Philippe Coutinho is ideal fit for Barcelona - ex-Liverpool coach Pako Ayestaran

Barcelona have around £250million to spend after Neymar's £198m move to Paris Saint-Germain but they've been frustrated in their efforts for Coutinho with Liverpool rejecting two bids so far. If he doesn't want to stay then I'd rather see him sold for the best price, but the big issue is that there won't be any players near is quality on the market.

Sports Fantasy NASCAR Picks: Who We're Buying, Selling For Bristol Night Race
Author: 0 Fantasy NASCAR Picks: Who We're Buying, Selling For Bristol Night Race

But this week is a little bit different, this is a week where he should do well. With three races left, there are now three wildcard positions available and Elliott is at the top of the wildcard eligible list. Elliott Sadler (763 points) remains No. 1 in the Xfinity driver rankings. They have to win or they won't be eligible for the playoffs. Last race: Sebastian Vettel took first in Hungary.

Sports 49ers preseason: 5 stats to watch in Week 2 versus Broncos
Author: 0 49ers preseason: 5 stats to watch in Week 2 versus Broncos

The former Alabama star was an All-American in college and the Dick Butkus award victor as the best linebacker in the country. We've got some good guys behind him, too. But once the Broncos took to the stadium's adjacent practice fields, the focus was on the work ahead, not the celebrations of the past. Foster started opposite Navorro Bowman and saw significant playing time in the team's preseason opener, a 27-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sports Blake Wood wild pitch turns into Cubs walk-off victory
Author: 0 Blake Wood wild pitch turns into Cubs walk-off victory

The ball bounced off the roof and back into the seats, but the follow-up throw was more powerful than his first, for those keeping track of such things. Jon Lester during a 1-2-3 first inning Thursday against the Reds . The Reds loaded the bases with one gone in the second and pushed across a run on Kivlehan's dribbler to the mound.

Author: 0 Under Armour founder Kevin Plank resigns from American Manufacturing Council

In a later post, Trump accused Merck of being "a leader in higher & higher drug prices while at the same time taking jobs out of the US Bring jobs back & LOWER PRICES". But they also said they'd stay on the council so they could advise the government on ways to strengthen manufacturing. By the end of trading Monday, Frazier's stake in his company had climbed by $175,000.

Author: 0 Manchester United Players Create Street Art Mural

Despite leading the assist chart in the first half of the 2016/2017 Premier League season, Matic became out of favour at Chelsea and his exit was sanctioned by Antonio Conte, who left him out of Chelsea's pre-season tour in the far East.

Sports FIFA Release 24-Man Shortlist For Best Player Of 2017
Author: 0 FIFA Release 24-Man Shortlist For Best Player Of 2017

Zinedine Zidane, who guided Real Madrid's landmark season, with seven of their players in the men's shortlist, is recognised in his nomination as best men's coach. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again go head to head for the title of world's best footballer. In addition, Brazil boss Tite also finds himself on the list after a brilliant start to his reign as Selecao boss, which saw Brazil become one of the first nations to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Sports What Justin Thomas' PGA Championship win means for his brand
Author: 0 What Justin Thomas' PGA Championship win means for his brand

Jordan Baker allegedly placed a parlay bet early in the year on who would win each major. Something tells me that's not going to happen. For Thomas, though, it was a win which confirmed a talent that first manifested as a young child - aged six - when he called on his father to watch him hit fades and draws with a natural ease.

Sports All Blacks squad named - McKenzie to start
Author: 0 All Blacks squad named - McKenzie to start

Cape Town - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says his decision to omit flank Jerome Kaino from his matchday squad for the Rugby Championship opener against Australia in Sydney is in the interests of longevity and to prolong his career. He sat and watched the whole Lions series. Hansen opened the news conference by brushing off allegations in the Australian media that scrumhalf Aaron Smith had misled team management over a toilet tryst with a woman previous year.

Sports England vs West Indies, 1st Test, day 1 live, Edgbaston
Author: 0 England vs West Indies, 1st Test, day 1 live, Edgbaston

The UAE has been central to bringing day-night, pink-ball Test cricket into being, with the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi being a testing ground for the experiment over the past eight years. "You look at the West Indies team, they've got potential in the seam bowling - Shannon Gabriel has shown in recent times he's got pace and potential, Kemar Roach is coming back , Alzarri Joseph , Jason Holder , so there's potential there in the bowling".

Sports Ryan Kelly To Undergo Foot Surgery; Will Miss Start Of Season
Author: 0 Ryan Kelly To Undergo Foot Surgery; Will Miss Start Of Season

Assuming he doesn't close a deal with his former team, the Baltimore Ravens , one option for the Colts could be to sign veteran center, Jeremy Zuttah , who visited Indianapolis earlier this week . Zuttah has 117 career starts in nine National Football League seasons. For a Colts line that hasn't done well protecting Luck , losing Kelly for however long is a tough blow.

Sports Real Madrid starts title defense way ahead of Barcelona
Author: 0 Real Madrid starts title defense way ahead of Barcelona

It's early in the season, but both squads are missing key players . "His idol as a child was always Zinedine Zidane ", Gaggioli said. The anomaly here is what to do with Bale as Zizou sees value in him but due to injuries he's been unable to play him and has seemingly found a formation that works even better without him.

Sports Ross Barkley facing Everton FC exit jeopardy
Author: 0 Ross Barkley facing Everton FC exit jeopardy

The Icelandic international's long-awaited arrival at Everton may spell the end for Barkley, who has been on Tottenham's radar for a number of months. "I don't see him going into Manchester City's first XI or Tottenham's first XI, so I don't know why he just doesn't knuckle down and focus on playing well and getting back into Everton's first team, because he's got the talent".

Sports Chelsea board, Conte at loggerheads over more signings
Author: 0 Chelsea board, Conte at loggerheads over more signings

Costa told Sportsmail: 'I've said "If the manager doesn't want me, the team I want to go to is Atletico Madrid". It turns out that there is the impasse that Chelsea does not want to release me. "It's hard because it needs to be a quality player, or a young player who can develop or improve". I have rejected other offers. He had a great season in Madrid and actually with the way this insane transfer market is, I think they got a good price for a young and talented forward.

Author: 0 'Barca to sign Coutinho this week'

Barcelona general manager, Pep Segura has said that the club is close to bringing in Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele . Now, the pair are poised to make the switch to Barca following Barca's 2-0 loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Sports Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview 08-16-17
Author: 0 Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview 08-16-17

Louis Cardinals . The Red Sox entered the ninth down 4-2 when Bogaerts hit his first homer in 30 games . He struggled at third base during a brief stint in Triple-A, and the Red Sox were prepared for some growing pains with the glove. Angels 3, Nationals 2: Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered, Ricky Nolasco bounced back from a rocky first inning before exiting with an injury , and Los Angeles split the two-game series with NL East-leading Washington.

Sports Chelsea to make £50m bid to sign 27-year-old next week
Author: 0 Chelsea to make £50m bid to sign 27-year-old next week

The England worldwide voiced his opinion that Tottenham are inferior to the likes of Chelsea and Man United. But Starsport understands United have now ditched plans to sign Rose with Spurs also adamant he will not be leaving this summer.

Sports Dodgers top White Sox to move 50 games above .500
Author: 0 Dodgers top White Sox to move 50 games above .500

With an 83-34 record so far this season, the Dodgers are running away with the top seed in the National League. Taking his place at first base today is Rob Segedin, who was just recently activated, taking Chris Hatcher's spot on the roster, after dealing with multiple injuries over the course of the 2017 season.

Sports Confederate statues taken down in Baltimore in the dead of night
Author: 0 Confederate statues taken down in Baltimore in the dead of night

Lee from Emancipation Park (previously Lee Park) in the middle of downtown. Pugh said at a news conference this morning, "I felt that the best way to remove the monuments was to remove them overnight". Work crews in Baltimore took down four monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy today before dawn without drawing protests of a sort that greeted the planned removal of a statue in the neighboring state of Virginia.

Sports Nadal maintains flawless record against Gasquet in Cincinnati
Author: 0 Nadal maintains flawless record against Gasquet in Cincinnati

Zverev won titles at Montreal and Washington, giving him five on the year, matching Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Roger Federer for the ATP's most in 2017 after beating the 19-time Grand Slam victor in the Montreal final. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won just under half a century of Grand Slam titles between them. I'm exhausted. There was no hiding it.

Sports USA says still interested in dialogue with NKorea
Author: 0 USA says still interested in dialogue with NKorea

On Friday, the country released several fact sheet on its website and Facebook informing citizens how they can protect themselves in the event of a nuclear attack. "I feel like that's sort of a question that my child might propose". Mattis told reporters in Washington this morning the situation could escalate to war "very quickly".

Sports Aston Villa want Wilshere, Chelsea chase Oxlade-Chamberlain
Author: 0 Aston Villa want Wilshere, Chelsea chase Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere had always been touted as one of the most talented midfielders England, but his career hasn't followed the path that many expected it would due to numerous injury problems. . Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has given the green signal to sell their striker Lucas Perez, the English football club announced on its official website on Wednesday.

Sports Stephen Ward signs new Burnley contract extension until 2019
Author: 0 Stephen Ward signs new Burnley contract extension until 2019

Apart from Chelsea's spirited fightback, the only other positive to emerge from a poor start to their title defence was Morata's contribution off the bench. Cesar Azpilicueta switches to right wing-back, with Victor Moses suspended following his red card in last season's FA Cup final. "It gets us a win and an away win, so it kills all of that off, but we're not getting carried away".

Sports Former Miami Dolphins Player Assaults Two Police Officers
Author: 0 Former Miami Dolphins Player Assaults Two Police Officers

Thomas Courthouse Center in downtown Miami . Police said officers were requested inside the courtroom to "keep the peace". As Patterson tried to run out of a door, he tackled a female officer, who fell and hit her head, police said. Aventura police say that when Patterson went to the mall to pick up his 1-year-old son, he began to argue with the child's mother. While attempting to flee, Patterson reportedly injured two officers.

Sports Terror funding case: NIA raids 12 locations in Srinagar, North Kashmir
Author: 0 Terror funding case: NIA raids 12 locations in Srinagar, North Kashmir

Sources said the sleuths of the premier probe agency raided at least a dozen locations in Srinagar , and north Kashmir's Baramulla and Handwara areas. On July 30, the NIA arrested a Sikh lawyer Devender Singh Behl from Jammu. According to the reports of ANI , Geelani's son Nayeem is on the talks to naturally succeed the leadership of the separatist organization "Tehrak-e-Huriyat", which comprises of the hardline parties with pro-Pakistan agenda.

Sports Kristaps Porzingis reportedly Cavs' top target in Kyrie Irving trade
Author: 0 Kristaps Porzingis reportedly Cavs' top target in Kyrie Irving trade

The trade that would make the most noise out of that group is sending Kyrie to NY for Kristaps, which would be a huge moment for the league. Wojnarowski lists the Spurs, Celtics, Knicks and Bucks as four teams who have already expressed an interest in a deal for Irving, but the Cavaliers have very specific aims for what they want the return of an Irving trade to look like.

Sports Jake Browning and Luke Falk named to Manning Award watch list
Author: 0 Jake Browning and Luke Falk named to Manning Award watch list

Rice to begin the 2016 season. On Wednesday, the Sugar Bowl released a preseason watch list for the Manning Award, and five SEC quarterbacks were included - Austin Allen (Arkansas), Jacob Eason (Georgia), Nick Fitzgerald (Mississippi State), Jalen Hurts (Alabama) and Drew Lock (Missouri).

Sports Inks eight-year extension with Edmonton
Author: 0 Inks eight-year extension with Edmonton

He's spent a lot of time playing right wing alongside Connor McDavid , which has helped bolster his scoring totals, but he's capable of returning to his natural center position to give the lines more depth when needed. Draisaitl was the last Oiler waiting on a contract (except for Jagr, looking your way big guy). Instead, the promising young forward explained that he believes that the Oilers have a bright future, and he wants to be a part of it.

Sports Brock Osweiler is starting Monday night: Berea report
Author: 0 Brock Osweiler is starting Monday night: Berea report

Osweiler started against New Orleans and has been given the first-team reps in every practice since. Osweiler's rise from a Houston reject to likely starter may be improbable, but Thomas has been impressed with the way the veteran has gone about his business.

Sports I'm Proud - Brendan Rodgers Hails Celtic's Destruction of Astana
Author: 0 I'm Proud - Brendan Rodgers Hails Celtic's Destruction of Astana

The former Manchester City man then bagged himself a brace in controversial circumstances in the 60th minute after slotting through the legs of Mokin after Griffiths played him through. Rodgers coached the Merseyside club for just over three years until October 2015 and would relish locking horns with Jurgen Klopp provided Liverpool can progress past Hoffenheim, whom they beat 2-1 in Germany on Tuesday.

Sports Blake Bortles Getting Cussed Out By His Receiver Is Grade-A Entertainment
Author: 0 Blake Bortles Getting Cussed Out By His Receiver Is Grade-A Entertainment

Bortles said his arm felt fine Tuesday, but said he has got far more reps in camp compared to last season. Bortles has taken heat from everyone - from coaches, to media, for inconsistent play. That's not a crutch to use anymore, so I think guys are definitely more football-smart and able to pick up the scheme and system a little quicker. There are some throws that I'll think, 'Hey, that's a good throw, ' and then I'll be like, 'That's a horse s-- throw.' At the end of the day, I'm just ...

Sports An inside look at the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium
Author: 0 An inside look at the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium

Seven of the Falcons eight home games will be played on Sundays, meaning fans will have to eat something else that day. A source said the digital signage in the Chick-fil-A stand will be flipped when the stand is closed and it will be used by stadium concessionaire Levy to sell other nonbranded food and beverage items.

Sports Total solar eclipse countdown
Author: 0 Total solar eclipse countdown

The last time the contiguous USA saw a total eclipse was in 1979 . While the sun will only be partially covered in Philly, the solar eclipse is still worth viewing. At the Simsbury Public Library , the children's department will be hosting an event in the library's large program room, beginning at 1:30 p.m. "The path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the US from west to east", school officials said.

Author: 0 Manchester United changing room 'flowing with confidence,' says Jesse Lingard

The France global rejoined the Red Devils from Juventus last summer for a then-record £89m, which has since been eclipsed by the £198m Paris Saint-Germain paid to land Neymar earlier this month. "It was an excellent start to the season, but what matters is what happens at the end of the season". 'Matic was a key player on Sunday and Romelu scored two goals, so it is what we wanted and what we expect, ' added Pogba.

Sports Kevin-Prince Boateng to explain reason for contract termination at press briefing
Author: 0 Kevin-Prince Boateng to explain reason for contract termination at press briefing

A press conference has been scheduled for Wednesday evening at 5pm (CET) to clarify the reasoning behind the Ghanian's departure with Boateng and club president Miguel Angel Ramirez expected to be in attendance. "Nevertheless, the personal situation of the player, of irreversible character, has precipitated this". He had a successful debut season with Las Palmas and was the club's top scorer with 10 goals.

Sports Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee Set for Interim UFC Lightweight Title Fight
Author: 0 Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee Set for Interim UFC Lightweight Title Fight

UFC president Dana White announced the fight following the Tuesday Night Contender Series in Las Vegas. Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov's paths likely won't cross in 2017. The 33-year old has won nine consecutive fights, and is 12-1 in the UFC. Lee (16-2) is riding a five-fight win streak. Ferguson is now on a nine-fight win streak having earned wins over the likes of Edson Barboza, Lando Vannata, and Rafael dos Anjos .