• Here's how Ezekiel Elliott plans to fight his 6-game suspension
Here's how Ezekiel Elliott plans to fight his 6-game suspension

Zeke's father, Stacy Elliott , shared some details of the domestic violence report yesterday on social media in which the accuser, Tiffany Thompson , allegedly said, "You are a black male athlete". "The NFL's findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it "cherry picks" so called evidence to support its conclu...

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  • Premier League moves to close transfer window before season
Premier League moves to close transfer window before season

The current window, in line with many other European leagues, closes on August 31, nearly three weeks after the start of the Premier League season. According to the Telegraph , the Premier League is close to approving a change to its summer transfer rules, bringing the deadline for transfers between PL clubs forward to the week before the star...

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  • What Barcelona told Philippe Coutinho that made him issue transfer request
What Barcelona told Philippe Coutinho that made him issue transfer request

One of the aims previous year was to qualify for the Champions League and these two games give us the opportunity. The England midfielder, one of only three survivors from the team which lost the Europa League final to Sevilla in Basle in May 2016, told pre-match press conference: "That was a tough night for us as a team".

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  • Maria Sharapova granted wildcard entry for US Open
Maria Sharapova granted wildcard entry for US Open

Her best result in 2017 was a semi-final appearance in Stuttgart and she has not played at a grand slam this year. Williams has won all 18 clashes against Sharapova since 2005, a famous run that has included three grand slam finals and the gold medal match at the 2012 London Olympics.

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  • Team India hoist flag in Sri Lanka
Team India hoist flag in Sri Lanka

We like to be proactive rather than reactive", said captain Virat Kohli . Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav turned up the heat with four wickets in Sri Lanka's first innings as the islanders conceded a 352-run first innings lead. "Since I've been in this team, this is the worst series loss I've experienced", said skipper Dinesh Chandimal. ...

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  • Nawaz challenges disqualification verdict in top court
Nawaz challenges disqualification verdict in top court

Lahore is only five hours' drive from Islamabad , but Sharif's convoy made three overnight stops, breaking up the journey with addresses to supporters in a display of street power against the court judgment. "In my heart, he [Sharif] is still the prime minister", declared Sadiq while speaking to reporters after attending a meeting of top PML-N lea...

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  • Eagles release Ryan Mathews after two seasons, save $4 million
Eagles release Ryan Mathews after two seasons, save $4 million

The Philadelphia Eagles have been waiting for this moment for some time. He's still an excellent running back when not hurt or fumbling. Had he been on the roster, Mathews was set to count $5 million against the salary cap this season.

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  • Detroit Lions DE Kerry Hyder done for season with torn Achilles
Detroit Lions DE Kerry Hyder done for season with torn Achilles

They have $7 million in 2017 cap space, enough to bring in a body or two from what the free-agent market is at this point in training camp. Kerry Hyder's injury from Sunday's preseason game has been confirmed to be a torn achilles. Hyder's backup, Cornelius Washington , did not play against the Colts because of an ankle sprain, and Armonty Br...

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  • Justin Thomas and his trophy have dinner with Tiger Woods
Justin Thomas and his trophy have dinner with Tiger Woods

Smith was playing in his first major and only got into this event two weeks ago following his breakthrough victory in the European Open in Germany. After finishing in the top ten in four of the last eight majors, the Japanese star will be desperate to claim victory on the biggest stage soon.

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  • Adam Gase: Jay Cutler could debut in next Dolphins preseason game
Adam Gase: Jay Cutler could debut in next Dolphins preseason game

Gase explained the factors to go with a light practice indoors included a long list of injuries and players banged up, as well as giving his players a break from the South Florida heat. "I can see how excited he's getting". Even though Drake isn't Miami's primary back, he adds a different dimension to the backfield, and potentially being withou...

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  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving Trade Likely Would Cost Jayson Tatum
Celtics' Kyrie Irving Trade Likely Would Cost Jayson Tatum

Around the National Basketball Association, there's wonder about how long the Knicks will refuse dealing their 7-foot-3, rising star, with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving on the market and the Cavaliers reportedly zeroing in on Porzingis as a target.

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  • Manchester City to make bid of more than £50m for Alexis Sanchez
Manchester City to make bid of more than £50m for Alexis Sanchez

The Chile worldwide has been linked with a move away from the club this summer with less than a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and could walk away for free at the end of the upcoming season. Arsenal will have to consider this proposal, as the current contract Sanchez with the Gunners expires in the summer of 2018. ...

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  • Ashwin joins Pujara in county stint
Ashwin joins Pujara in county stint

It will be his first taste of county cricket. Before Ashwin and Ishant, Cheteshwar Pujara was the only Indian this season to have taken part at some stage of the ongoing County Championship. "It is always good to play and get that first hand feel of the conditions". Pujara and Ashwin could face each other on September 5 when division two side W...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5-match ban after red card against Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5-match ban after red card against Barcelona

The Portugal global was ordered off after picking up two yellow cards, one for taking his shirt off after putting Real 2-1 ahead with 10 minutes remaining, and a second for diving after referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea ruled that he had tried to win a penalty when challenged by Samuel Umtiti .

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  • Luke Shaw's agent plays down talk of Manchester United departure
Luke Shaw's agent plays down talk of Manchester United departure

The England global has emerged as a solid candidate to be United's fourth signing this summer. Luke Shaw's agent has claimed that the defender still has a future at Manchester United . The question is whether he will spend the best years of his career with United, or be sent to Tottenham. Shaw became one the most eligible young full-backs of...

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  • Weekend review: Shelvey's moment of madness, dream debut for Mounié
Weekend review: Shelvey's moment of madness, dream debut for Mounié

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has reiterated his want for another striker despite the arrivals of Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney, and a handful has been linked with the club thus far. "We were quite good last year on corners and with a bit of work we can get that out of our system", added Wenger, who has been given another two years in charge o...

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  • When and where to watch World Athletics Championship, TV coverage
When and where to watch World Athletics Championship, TV coverage

Thousands stayed behind after the final event of the World Championships so they could honour the greatest sprinter of all time. Britain took silver in 42.12 and two-time defending champion Jamaica earned bronze in 42.19. I've seen too many people retire and come back into the sport just to make it worse or to shame themselves and I won't b...

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  • Thrilling Premier League start: Arsenal edge Leicester 4-3
Thrilling Premier League start: Arsenal edge Leicester 4-3

It was one of the most incredible matches in a while when the Gunners beat Leicester City 4-3 on Friday night. "He made a decision to stay and it was one of the great days of recent weeks for me". Substitute Ramsey smashed in an angled drive - from a corner which was won after Mesut Ozil handled in the build-up - before Giroud showed athl...

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  • Giancarlo Stanton Homers in 5th Straight Game, Sets Marlins Single-Season Record
Giancarlo Stanton Homers in 5th Straight Game, Sets Marlins Single-Season Record

Stanton crushed a 91-mph fastball from Giants starter Ty Blach 382 feet (according to Statcast) over the left field wall, following a leadoff single by Dee Gordon to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead in the first. Over 115 games this season, Arenado owns a.311/.361/.585 slash with 26 home runs, 100 RBI, and 74 runs scored in 379 plate appearances (PA)....

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  • Rockies Pitcher Chad Bettis Making First MLB Start Since Cancer Treatment Monday
Rockies Pitcher Chad Bettis Making First MLB Start Since Cancer Treatment Monday

The Braves' best chance to score against him came when Ender Inciarteled off with a triple, but he was thrown out trying to stretch it to an inside-the-park home run. "It crept in this morning, when I woke up", Bettis said. "Once the game started, I was just sort of feeding off Chad and he was pitching! We're in a playoff push and we got to keep go...

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  • Mkhi surprised Chelsea sold Matic to United
Mkhi surprised Chelsea sold Matic to United

Mourinho was not inclined to get carried away, pointing out that United also started last season well, but said: "The team was confident - a word I like". "It was hard for him to come and adapt to the beginning, and I think Victor needs a little bit of time and he's going to have that time". "It was the first game of the season".

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  • Azpilicueta calls for Chelsea signings, with 'top players' required by Conte
Azpilicueta calls for Chelsea signings, with 'top players' required by Conte

At 22 and with no Premier League experience, he is also likely to require a bedding-in period on the pitch. Antonio Conte introduced Alvaro Morata just before the hour mark and the club record signing reduced the arrears shortly after, before David Luiz scored Chelsea's second - despite being down to nine men after Cesc Fabregas was d...

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  • Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem at Oakland Raiders preseason game
Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem at Oakland Raiders preseason game

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters after the game he was surprised by Lynch's decision, and had a conversation with the veteran running back who had left the locker room before reporters were able to speak with him. "He gets on and the next one is the tying run". While others were scathing of the former Super Bowl victor. Del R...

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  • Josh Jackson named Hokies' starting QB
Josh Jackson named Hokies' starting QB

Fuente said Jackson was the most consistent in a three-man battle that also included true freshman Hendon Hooker and junior-college transfer AJ Bush. "So it was a toss-up going into (preseason camp)". "I thought I was doing a good job". He enrolled at Virginia Tech in January 2016. A four-star recruit coming out of a MI high school a year ago, Jac...

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  • Top recruit Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke
Top recruit Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke

He chose Duke over Southern Cal and UCLA , two other schools that hosted him recently for official visits. "The brotherhood there, man", Bagley said live on the popular highlight show. He continued his dominance on the Nike circuit and word leaked out last month that his family was looking into reclassifying to 2017. Said Marvin Bagley Jr.

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  • Rudiger demands a reaction as Chelsea stumble to shock loss
Rudiger demands a reaction as Chelsea stumble to shock loss

The Champions who are looking to replace Nemanja Matic have already had a £15m bid for the England global rejected, and Drinkwater who didn't feature for Leicester on Friday is said to be keen on a move to London . "But do I feel sorry for Chelsea as they don't have enough problems?" Conte had to draft youngster Jeremie Boga into his starting li...

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  • India smash Sri Lanka to sweep Test series
India smash Sri Lanka to sweep Test series

India is in a winning position in the third and final cricket Test as Sri Lanka , following on, reached 19 for one at stumps on the second day yesterday. Responding to India's massive total , Sri Lanka lost both the openers Dimuth Karunaratne (4) and Tharanga (5) to Shami (2-17). Within the first hour of play Sri Lanka were four down f...

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  • Newspaper: Federer sets up Rogers Cup final against Zverev
Newspaper: Federer sets up Rogers Cup final against Zverev

Federer holds a 2-1 edge in career meetings with the German, including a victory on grass in June. Zverev made the wildcard run and at times overpowered him. "Both things combined, two major factors in a beginning of a match, I was able to get into the match better". "I just hope I'm going to be 100 per cent ready when the moment arises".

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  • Diego Costa : 'I'm no criminal!' Striker blasts Chelsea
Diego Costa : 'I'm no criminal!' Striker blasts Chelsea

Costa remains in his home town in Brazil and is refusing to return to Chelsea despite being under contract for another two years. They want to sell me to China or other teams. The Italian coach was involved in an infamous text message exchange with Costa in which he reportedly told him he was not in his plans going forward.

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  • Premier League right to finally put an end to transfer deadline madness
Premier League right to finally put an end to transfer deadline madness

There were also encouraging wins for the two Manchester clubs. The current window closes on August 31, more than two weeks after the start of the domestic league season. This would certainly be a radical change at a period when off-field business is at its most lucrative, and there are pros and cons to a move. With plenty of time until deadli...

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  • I am not looking for any sympathy from anyone - Antonio Conte
I am not looking for any sympathy from anyone - Antonio Conte

Before Leicester City were crowned league champions in 2015/16, the idea of a small team challenging for the title, let alone winning, was not something even remotely possible in this day and age where bigger clubs with deep pockets tend to rule the roost.

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  • La Liga Weekly discusses Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa and Barcelona
La Liga Weekly discusses Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa and Barcelona

Ronaldo , only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead. Ronaldo then curled into the top corner 10 minutes from time, but was booked for taking his shirt off in celebration.

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  • Pellegrino issues Van Dijk warning
Pellegrino issues Van Dijk warning

Dusan Tadic and Maya Yoshida each fired wide from inside the six-yard area. Mauricio Pellegrino has vowed Southampton will find their scoring boots to end their goal drought and kick-start their Premier League campaign. "That's football; it's something that, we have to keep going, and if we do, we'll definitely improve in that area", sai...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo joins Cantona, Di Canio and Suarez in bumper ban brigade
Cristiano Ronaldo joins Cantona, Di Canio and Suarez in bumper ban brigade

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches after pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona on Sunday. RFEF issued Ronaldo with a 3,005 euro ($3,543.20) fine and a four-match suspension in addition to the automatic one-game ban the player...

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  • WWE SummerSlam 2018 Returning To Brooklyn
WWE SummerSlam 2018 Returning To Brooklyn

Nia Jax . Meanwhile, although not yet listed on the site, the Raw Women's Championship will reportedly see Alexa Bliss versus Sasha Banks or Nia Jax in a match. There will be an NXT TakeOver special on August 18th, SummerSlam on the 19th, Raw on the 20th, and SmackDown on the 21st. Other scheduled matches involve Naomi and Natalya for...

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