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Sports Tom Savage solidifies starting job, leads Houston Texans over New England Patriots
Author: 0 Tom Savage solidifies starting job, leads Houston Texans over New England Patriots

We saw the results right away. Houston Texans rookies Deshaun Watson and D'Onta Foreman connected for a phenomenal 63-yard catch-and-run Saturday while taking on the New England Patriots . It was UGLY and it was his final play of the night. Watson went 3-for-10 for 102 yards. "He's just a much better player right now than what he was a year ago at this time".

Sports National Basketball Association looking into Pacers' allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George
Author: 0 National Basketball Association looking into Pacers' allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George

The Lakers made a concerted effort to clear salary-cap space to pursue elite free agents such as George and Cleveland's LeBron James next summer. We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting while the investigation is ongoing. George has been public in his desire and interest to potentially play for his hometown Lakers . However, on an episode of the Jimmy Kimmel show, Johnson did say that he would give a wink to George if you happen to see him.

Sports Barca 'not afraid' as attacks overshadow La Liga start
Author: 0 Barca 'not afraid' as attacks overshadow La Liga start

In addition, all the FC Barcelona players in the teams across the various sports and age divisions will wear a black armband in all the games taking place over the weekend. Meanwhile, long-term absentee Rafinha Alcantara and Luis Suarez are also ruled out for the game against Betis, with the Uruguay worldwide expected to be out of for around four weeks due to a knee injury suffered in the Wednesday's defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Author: 0 Real Madrid coach Zidane again insists Ronaldo didn't deserve dismissal

Real Madrid open the 2017-18 La Liga season with an away trip to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday as manager Pepe Mel's side have the unenviable responsibility of facing the defending champions in their curtain raiser. "We appealed and we will appeal again". There has been speculation this summer that Gareth Bale could leave Madrid as Real continue to be linked with young Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, and the Welshman's recent experiences in Spain have been marred by injury.

Sports Terence Crawford is undisputed world champion after beating Julius Indongo
Author: 0 Terence Crawford is undisputed world champion after beating Julius Indongo

Crawford still has time on his side and can afford to wait for the victor of this likely rematch, however an interim fight in the mean time would be beneficial in adjusting to the new weight at 147lbs. Regional cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk , a bronze medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics, won his 14th straight bout with a sixth-round TKO of Texan Craig Baker .Gvozdyk, ranked in the top five by all major sanctioning bodies and on track to get a world title shot in the near future, ...

Sports Chicago Bears vs Arizona Cardinals
Author: 0 Chicago Bears vs Arizona Cardinals

From the looks of their first two preseason games , they should. The Bears will be a team many will want to watch this preseason because of Trubisky, but you won't be able to find them on national television this week. But the early returns from Chicago's first two preseason games are making it hard to believe the veteran gives them a better chance to win than Trubisky.

Sports Chelsea inflict Wembley misery on Tottenham Hotsour as Marcos Alonso fires double
Author: 0 Chelsea inflict Wembley misery on Tottenham Hotsour as Marcos Alonso fires double

Tottenham's young team should only get better, in theory, but they have not made any additions to it, with the caveat they could still do so before the end of the transfer window. He joined them in 1991, the year after they moved into the Stadio delle Alpi, an unloved and unatmospheric home that had been built for the World Cup in 1990 and was passed on for Juve and Torino to share.

Sports Jese scores debut goal as Stoke beats Arsenal 1-0 in EPL
Author: 0 Jese scores debut goal as Stoke beats Arsenal 1-0 in EPL

Manchester United have scored four just seven times in four Premier League seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson left. Conte isn't fooled by Chelsea's success last season because he believes they rode their luck with virtually no injuries to key players.

Sports Dortmund begin Bundesliga campaign with 3-0 victory
Author: 0 Dortmund begin Bundesliga campaign with 3-0 victory

Dortmund, without France winger Ousmane Dembele amid interest from Barcelona, doubled their lead when centre-back Marc Bartra popped up on the left edge of Wolfsburg's penalty area, beautifully bending into the far top corner. Marc Bartra then made it 2-0 with a brilliantly curled shot from a hard angle inside the top corner. The Australia forward, who joined from Ingolstadt in this summer, eluded a defender with a clever flick and finished in style just after the restart, and then blasted ...

Sports Barty stuns Venus Williams in Cincinnati
Author: 0 Barty stuns Venus Williams in Cincinnati

Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up Venus Williams is preparing this week for the US Open and to become a new aunt with sister Serena giving birth soon. "I believe that the other girls in the locker room will say, 'Serena's really nice.' But Maria Sharapova , who might not talk to anybody, might be perceived by the public as nicer".

Sports Quick facts on Sir Colin Meads' stellar career
Author: 0 Quick facts on Sir Colin Meads' stellar career

He loved being an All Black and he loved his family dearly", Meads' youngest daughter, Shelley Mitchell , said in a statement released by the family. Named to lead the All Blacks in a test match for the first time in his final series against the Lions in 1971. Meads was considered the enforcer for the All Blacks - the player who did not, as former sports journalist and author Ron Palenski once said, take a backwards step.

Author: 0 New York Yankees: Three things to look for in Boston

It was the Red Sox's ninth walk-off win of the season, tied for the major league lead. Yawkey was the owner of the Red Sox team from 1933 to 1976. Yet Henry's mere suggestion that the team would press for the renaming of the street made the Red Sox the latest organization or figure in sports to enter the kind of polarizing political discussion that athletes and teams have long avoided.

Sports Leicester City 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion: Three things we learned
Author: 0 Leicester City 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion: Three things we learned

While Shakespeare will hope he can hold onto Mahrez beyond the transfer deadline, Hughton can only wish he had someone with the Algerian's ability in his squad. Craig Shakespeare praised Riyad Mahrez's professionalism after the winger inspired Leicester to a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday afternoon.

Sports Jets' defense struggles, offense awful against Lions in second preseason game
Author: 0 Jets' defense struggles, offense awful against Lions in second preseason game

His two receptions were literally the Jets' only completions of the first half. The Jets removed most starters from the game to begin the second half. Ross Martin's 31-yard field goal early in the fourth ended the Jets' scoring drought. On the kickoff, Detroit would get a great 43-yard return from Keyshawn Martin which set them up in good field position.

Sports Agent fears Premier League clubs at risk over transfer deadline change
Author: 0 Agent fears Premier League clubs at risk over transfer deadline change

A more condensed period might make for more frantic activity, but at least you wouldn't have these huge dramas that take up time and resources, and usually end up in the same place. Of course, several clubs are looking for a change in the way that the Premier League transfer window is set up. So, assuming the transfer window in England closed by the start of this season, Arsene Wenger and his North London Club would be able to relax a little and not be overly concerned that Alexis ...

Sports Premier League Transfer Window To Close Before Season Starts?
Author: 0 Premier League Transfer Window To Close Before Season Starts?

Yes, because it creates uncertainties. The Championship Champions from last season will be looking to continue that trend as they aim to get some points to start the new season. It is believed that the final decision might be taken after taking a vote from all Premier League clubs in the next shareholders' meeting in September.

Sports Cook's 243 Puts Hosts In Control Of First Test
Author: 0 Cook's 243 Puts Hosts In Control Of First Test

Cook , who surpassed mentor Graham Gooch to become the highest Test run-scorer in England , was not the only centurion as Root amassed 136, while Dawid Malan finished proceedings 28 not out after starting his innings in the potentially tricky final session.

Sports MLB Umpires Wearing Armbands To Protest Ian kinsler-Like 'Verbal Attacks'
Author: 0 MLB Umpires Wearing Armbands To Protest Ian kinsler-Like 'Verbal Attacks'

The Office of the Commissioner has failed to address this and other escalating attacks on umpires ..." The precipice for the armbands is Ian Kinsler's remarks on Wednesday. He shrugged that off and told reporters he had "no regrets" about his offensive statements calling for the end of Hernandez's career. "I just speak the truth and whatever happens, happens", Kinsler said Friday.

Sports Klopp ´completely happy´ as Liverpool battle to win over Palace
Author: 0 Klopp ´completely happy´ as Liverpool battle to win over Palace

After two games of the 2017/18 Premier League season, Liverpool have four points and will be encouraged by a robust display at Anfield . Adam Lallana and Coutinho both featured in the game, while Wilfried Zaha played for Palace , but all will miss the first match of the season at Anfield .

Sports Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: Highlights and recap
Author: 0 Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: Highlights and recap

The towering center forward is exactly the sort of player the home side struggle defending against and that shows in his scoring record in the last 3 games at Anfield as an opposition player. I'm really happy that we scored and I'm really happy that we created the chances in the second half we had. "We took a lot of steps defensively against Hoffenheim ".

Sports Manchester United hit four to sink sorry Swansea
Author: 0 Manchester United hit four to sink sorry Swansea

I think this will also be a high-scoring game as the flood gates might open for Manchester United so I am also going to bet on the over 2.5 goals option. Marcus Rashford then missed a good chance for the visitors when he failed to fully capitalise on a mistake from Swans defender Alfie Mawson. Anthony had a bit with Monaco, Lingard had a few matches but not more than that.

Sports Kerber Falls to Makarova, Pliskova Opens Title Defense
Author: 0 Kerber Falls to Makarova, Pliskova Opens Title Defense

Czech defending champion Pliskova led Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 3-0 when play was suspended while former and future world No. 1 Nadal and compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas never started their third-round match before the final drenching began.

Sports Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Author: 0 Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers added a second run in the eighth inning when reliever Alex Wilson walked the lead-off batter, Chase Utley , who scored on a single by Justin Turner. Defensively, Granderson has appeared 1,246 games in center field, 445 games in right field and 59 games in left field in his career. "It's swollen, but not too serious", Bellinger said of the ankle injury.

Sports Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga
Author: 0 Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga

While never a Pro Bowler, the former USC Trojan played in at least 12 games in each of his eight seasons with the Bengals and averaged 44 tackles a year. Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke was Maualuga's linebacker coach at Cincinnati from 2014-15, so that could have been one of the determining factors in the signing.

Sports Cowboys vs. Colts Point Spread, Prediction: NFL Preseason Week 2
Author: 0 Cowboys vs. Colts Point Spread, Prediction: NFL Preseason Week 2

The Cowboys, for their part, don't have too many serious injury worries, but they're still expected to be without star running back Ezekiel Elliott , who was suspended six games for violating the NFL's domestic violence policy. Fantasy players will be watching to see if Mack can cut into veteran Frank Gore's workload. Seeing that tandem could help Cowboys fans take their minds off the ongoing worry over Elliott's suspension for the coming season.

Sports Barcelona fail with third bid for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho?
Author: 0 Barcelona fail with third bid for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho?

Liverpool have rejected a third mammoth bid from FC Barcelona for attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho . Liverpool don't want to let their the player that many consider to be their best, leave, and the timing of the bids haven't helped Barcelona's cause, with little time being left in the window for the Reds to sign a replacement.

Author: 0 Atletico closing in on $52 million move for Diego Costa

If a deal were to be finally reached, Costa would not be able to play with Atletico during the first half of the season due to FIFA's ban that prevents the Spanish club from registering new players until January 2018, so he would presumably be transferred on loan to another club in the interim.

Sports Panthers QB Newton again relegated to spectator
Author: 0 Panthers QB Newton again relegated to spectator

His continued progress after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery to fix a torn rotator cuff has seemingly remained on schedule. "They might set things up like they may be the same, but they might have the other route off it, so you still gotta play everything honest, but they are gonna do what they're gonna do, but it's about us executing regardless of what they do and run it's about us executing", said Logan Ryan , cornerback.

Author: 0 La Liga will be tougher this season - Zidane

Three months ago they only thought about attacking. However, their defense was even weaker, as it conceded 61 goals in the league. A potential exit was widely and repeatedly rumoured, and AS said the only club to have actually made an offer was Tottenham.

Sports Rory McIlroy will attempt to defend FedEx title after all
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy will attempt to defend FedEx title after all

The Telegraph reported on Friday that the 2016 FedEx Cup champion has committed to the first playoff event next week, the Northern Trust at Glen Oaks club in Old Westbury, N.Y., citing a member of his management team. He suffered a hairline rib fracture in South Africa, his first tournament of 2017, and missed seven weeks to let it heal. The opener begins Thursday in NY.

Author: 0 Stoke City vs Arsenal - Confirmed lineups - Wenger makes changes to starting XI

Mark Hughes is confident Stoke will offer on-loan Paris St Germain frontman Jese Rodriguez the flawless platform to show why he is one of Europe's elite players. Martins Indi is the only player that Stoke have spent substantial money on this summer but Hughes confirmed that the Potters are not yet finished in transfer market, though he believes his squad is already stronger than it was last season.

Sports Mourinho hails squad depth after win
Author: 0 Mourinho hails squad depth after win

The post Two-out-of-two for Mourinho's United in 4-0 Swansea win appeared first on Vanguard News . You always find hard roads and road works and we have to be ready'. "I would say how many clubs are powerful enough to buy best players in Premier League?" Matic started with a first-class game and will be a huge player if he stays on the park and in the type of form we know he can deliver.

Sports Leeds United striker set to join Burnley 'within the next 48 hours'
Author: 0 Leeds United striker set to join Burnley 'within the next 48 hours'

Chris Wood has ruled himself out of Leeds' game at Sunderland as a move to Burnley appears to draw closer, saying: "I do not feel it is right that I play". Thomas Christiansen is desperate to retain the services of last season's Championship topscorer with the club now ready to offer a three-year deal to persuade him to commit to the Yorkshire side, according to TalkSPORT .

Sports 'Clear the Shelters' day helps make pet adoption affordable
Author: 0 'Clear the Shelters' day helps make pet adoption affordable

Pima Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees on its 700 adoptable pets this weekend as part of a national campaign to clear the shelters . "Hopefully we can find homes for all of them". Shelters across the nation are taking part in this event including Heartland Pet Connection. For us, we find it better for the pets to find quicker homes rather than getting stressed waiting around in the shelter environment.

Sports Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push
Author: 0 Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push

The three-time All-Star (2009, '11, '12) and 2011 Silver Slugger. The Dodgers have two more games against the Tigers this weekend. The deal is a signal that Los Angeles is attempting to fortify its bench with additional power bats in advance of the postseason.

Sports Watch Swansea City vs Manchester United live on TV, online
Author: 0 Watch Swansea City vs Manchester United live on TV, online

Mesa looks a shrewd addition as a tempo setter at the heart of midfield while Ayew, an often frustrating watch, looks more at home in his second season in south Wales and was bright on the occasions the home side pressed United back and came closest to scoring early when he almost caught David de Gea out with a smart piece of play.

Sports Dangote Threatens To Sack Wenger If Successful In Arsenal Bid
Author: 0 Dangote Threatens To Sack Wenger If Successful In Arsenal Bid

I do think Arsenal will win and I think Aaron Ramsey should start as Wenger doesn't need to play two holding midfielders in this game. I'm not sure where Gylfi Sigurdsson will come in and he might put him on the bench, but I think he needs games and I'd throw him straight in alongside Rooney in that 10 position and let them interchange as Rooney likes to float.

Sports Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville
Author: 0 Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

Intel's Krzanich wrote that "I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues", saying he made the decision "because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them".

Sports Matt Grace will start for Nationals on Friday
Author: 0 Matt Grace will start for Nationals on Friday

Erick Fedde is the leading candidate to fill in for the reigning National League Cy Young Award victor. There may not be another pitcher in baseball-much less in the Nationals' rotation-who can produce those numbers, so Washington will need to hold out hope the latest ailment proves minor again and doesn't prevent Scherzer from missing future starts.

Sports India vs Sri Lanka 2017: KL Rahul Shares his Fitness Mantra
Author: 0 India vs Sri Lanka 2017: KL Rahul Shares his Fitness Mantra

The last these two teams squared off in a limited-overs match was during the Champions Trophy in England, where India racked up a mammoth 321 and yet, ended up on the losing side. Rohit Sharma and Kohli himself are the only other part- time options available if Jadhav is indeed left out. Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are the three spinners picked in the 15-member squad .

Sports Halep gets past Konta to enter Cincy semifinals
Author: 0 Halep gets past Konta to enter Cincy semifinals

Halep, who won her 15th career title earlier this year at Madrid, next faces either British seventh seed Johanna Konta or Slovakian 11th seed Dominika Cibulkova . And she is relishing the prospect of facing second seed, Halep, having already defeated the Romanian twice this year, in the quarter-finals at Miami and Wimbledon respectively.

Sports Nick Kyrgios sweeps away Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati quarter-final
Author: 0 Nick Kyrgios sweeps away Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati quarter-final

Earlier, Kyrgios defeated Croatia's Ivo Karlovic 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 and Nadal downed compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 in rain-postponed matches. And then I played a bad game. It was a bad match for me. "Congrats to him. That's it". Meanwhile, Kyrgios will face Ferrer in the semi-finals, after the Spanish veteran upset Dominic Them 6-3, 6-3.

Sports Boston's Offense Comes Alive Late In 9-6 Win Over Yankees
Author: 0 Boston's Offense Comes Alive Late In 9-6 Win Over Yankees

NY is 10-2 in Sabathia's last 12 division starts and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-0 in Sabathia's last 4 road starts. After the Yankees scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead, Chad Green and Tommy Kahnle combined to surrender four in the bottom of the inning as the Yanks went on to lose, 9-6, to the Red Sox before a sell-out crowd of 36,784.

Sports Cardinals place Wainwright on 10-day DL with elbow impingement
Author: 0 Cardinals place Wainwright on 10-day DL with elbow impingement

Fowler went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, scored three runs and walked twice. Martinez got the win to raise his season record to 10-9. This season, Myers has made two relief appearances, one at Arizona (June 29) and another vs. With the victory over the Pirates, the Cardinals moved to within 1.5 games of the Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League Central and are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for second place.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard back in full Chelsea training

With Eden Hazard and summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko sidelined until after the global break due to injury, surely it would have been wise for Conte to halt the sale of Nathaniel Chalobah to Watford and block the loan moves of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kurt Zouma? Bakayoko, who arrived at Stamford Bridge from Monaco this summer, has been sidelined after undergoing minor knee surgery at the end of last season.

Sports Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat
Author: 0 Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat

Inmates will be allowed access to meal halls, day rooms and call facilities during the lockdown, a spokesperson added. "It was out of an abundance of caution". The inmate locator website and officials will not reveal where he is being held, once again making vague claims of security threats - as they are doing to attempt to justify this unreasonable lockdown.

Sports Tottenham eyeing club record against Chelsea in first Prem game at Wembley
Author: 0 Tottenham eyeing club record against Chelsea in first Prem game at Wembley

Will Conte come to regret the text message to Diego Costa that signalled the end of his time at Chelsea? First, and most notably, Chelsea are preparing to take unsettled star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from London rivals Arsenal , with around £35 million likely to be offered to tempt both club and player into the move.

Sports Baltimore Ravens sign center Jeremy Zuttah to two-year, $4M deal
Author: 0 Baltimore Ravens sign center Jeremy Zuttah to two-year, $4M deal

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports it is a two-year deal worth $4 million with another $2 million available based on playing time. The team announced Aug.18 that it has signed Zuttah, whom the Ravens had dealt to the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason as they looked to revamp their offensive line.