• Tigers manager Brad Ausmus calls umpires' protest 'petty'
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus calls umpires' protest 'petty'

The home and first-base umpires in Saturday's Dodgers-Tigers game are not wearing the armband, while the second and third base umpires are. Whether or not the comments speak to underlying truths about Major League Baseball's flawed umpiring system, they clearly got under the skin of the World Umpires Association.

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  • Ryan beaten inside first minute as Leicester down Brighton
Ryan beaten inside first minute as Leicester down Brighton

While Musa was left out for tactical reasons as he was last week against Arsenal , Iheanacho is nursing a minor toe injury. Mahrez's twinkle toes opened up space in the penalty area for a shot and, after the winger's effort was parried by Seagulls goalkeeper Matt Ryan, Okazaki was on hand to stab home the rebound from close range.

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  • Daniel Sturridge replaces Mohamed Salah in Liverpool attack versus Crystal Palace
Daniel Sturridge replaces Mohamed Salah in Liverpool attack versus Crystal Palace

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "The only thing we know is it's a tough game". "Christian showed his importance last season", the Palace manager Frank de Boer told a media conference on Friday. "Even Danny is in a good way but needs matches". Arsenal were denied an equaliser when Alexandre Lacazette's strike was ruled fractionally offsid...

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  • Mane scores as Liverpool beats Palace 1-0 in Premier League
Mane scores as Liverpool beats Palace 1-0 in Premier League

Frank de Boer has revealed RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke is a player of interest for Crystal Palace , but stressed they are tracking many targets. Here, Liverpool struggled to break through Palace until Mane's intervention 17 minutes from the end.

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  • Mourinho: I am not looking for a winger to replace Martial
Mourinho: I am not looking for a winger to replace Martial

Mourinho told a news conference on Friday: "I have faith in him". "Yes, in the first year we won trophies but now we are confident and now we know each other it's easier for us'". They are so strong in those positions, powerful runners and the space played right into their hands. "We had a very good result , 4-0 again, a clean sheet".

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  • Pliskova set for Muguruza semi, Halep wins through
Pliskova set for Muguruza semi, Halep wins through

Reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza trounced top-ranked defending champion Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters. "To be No. 1 after all the things I've been going through the last couple years is something unbelievable", Nadal said. "It really is a privilege to be able to share ...

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  • Dodgers option Joc Pederson to make room for Curtis Granderson
Dodgers option Joc Pederson to make room for Curtis Granderson

Gonzalez doubled in his first plate appearance since June 11, one of six two-base hits on the night for Los Angeles . Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched five innings, allowing three hits and walking four while striking out four. "He's back in Los Angeles with his family". Overall, he's batting.228 with 19 homers and 52 RBIs in 111 games this season for the M...

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  • Miami Dolphins Sign Former Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga
Miami Dolphins Sign Former Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga

Rey Maualuga has agreed to terms with Miami , according to multiple reports. Maualuga had a career-low 27 tackles last season, partly because he sustained a fibula injury in the Bengals' game against Washington in London. Cincinnati drafted Maualuga in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Mauluga, 6-feet-2, 258 pounds, played for Dolphi...

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  • Jaylon Smith to start for Cowboys in preseason debut
Jaylon Smith to start for Cowboys in preseason debut

Saturday evening's preseason game featuring the Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys is on the schedule for a 7 p.m. A basketball player at Baylor, Gathers is making some eye-opening plays this month and scored another touchdown in last week's game , finishing with four catches on six targets for 47 yards.

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  • Liverpool rebuff third Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool rebuff third Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho

This report is quite contrary if we compare it to what the club's general manager, Pep Segura, said on Wednesday after Barcelona's 0-2 loss to Real Madrid in the 2017 Spanish Super Cup. I have nothing bad to say about this. We need to work our way into a favourable situation and hopefully close these deals as quickly as possible. "We still ...

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  • Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss targets long-term Stamford Bridge stay
Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss targets long-term Stamford Bridge stay

Chelsea splashed out £58million for Alvaro Morata this summer to reinforce their title defence, yet Conte has mystified fans by leaving him on the bench. I think when you are in that environment, you need to know everybody is committed to that same cause. At the moment, it does look a little bit too thin.

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  • Cam Newton ruled out for preseason matchup with Titans
Cam Newton ruled out for preseason matchup with Titans

The final decision was made after Newton had his surgically repaired shoulder re-evaluated Friday. With only four preseason games , Newton is now only eligible for half after also missing last week's game against the Houston Texans. That being said, coach Ron Rivera said he'd be comfortable playing Newton in Week 1 even if he doesn't make any pr...

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  • Valverde urges Barca to look forward after recent troubles
Valverde urges Barca to look forward after recent troubles

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sent a message of support to those affected by terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that have left 14 people dead and over 100 injured. The match will be Barcelona's first league game since the world-record departure of Neymar to Paris St Germain and the club have so far been unsuccessful in their...

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  • McIlroy confirmed for FedEx event
McIlroy confirmed for FedEx event

Despite the injury, McIlroy indicated Friday that he will play out the rest of the year on the PGA Tour with this tweet about the BMW Championship, the third of the four playoff events. He said when he left Quail Hollow that he could return in a few weeks or not until next year. "That's the next big thing on my radar". "I feel like a sense of not...

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  • Stoke City vs Arsenal Live Stream, Team News, TV Info
Stoke City vs Arsenal Live Stream, Team News, TV Info

Meanwhile, Per Mertesacker (head) and Shkodran Mustafi (match fitness) have trained all week and will be in contention to assume a starting role for Arsenal this week. Alex Iowbi and Theo Walcott came into the game for Granit Xhaka and Lacazette , but were both largely ineffective, and left the without a player to control the ball in the mid...

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  • Mourinho hails squad depth after win
Mourinho hails squad depth after win

The scoreline was harsh on Swansea who hit the bar early on through Jordan Ayew , but Paul Clement's side were made to pay for some slack defensive positioning. Pogba crashes a header at goal, Fabianksi pushes it up against the crossbar. But Fabianski was out of luck as Bailly was the first to react and prod the ball home for his first goal in E...

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  • Leeds reportedly looking to sign prolific striker as potential Wood replacement
Leeds reportedly looking to sign prolific striker as potential Wood replacement

Sean Dyche, the Clarets' manager has set his eyes on Wood to replace Andre Gray and is ready to raise his bid to £15million from the earlier £12million offer for the striker, which The Whites had rejected. The gruff boss only has Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes as viable options to lead his attacking line, and the acquisition of Wood would give him ano...

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  • San Diego Helps Clear the Shelters in 2017 Nationwide Pet Adoption Drive
San Diego Helps Clear the Shelters in 2017 Nationwide Pet Adoption Drive

A year later that number jumped to almost 20,000 as the adoption drive went national, with more than 400 shelters taking part across the country. " Last year we helped clear the shelter by working with a partner shelter in Westbrook and supplying cats to them for the Clear the Shelters event", Smith said.

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  • After trade to Dodgers, Curtis Granderson will pay unexpected visit to Detroit
After trade to Dodgers, Curtis Granderson will pay unexpected visit to Detroit

Granderson joins Yu Darvish , Tony Watson , and Tony Cingrani as the Dodgers big trade additions. Granderson said while at his locker following the trade that when he became a Met in 2014 he had been told they were committed to winning and he appreciated the opportunity to play in the postseason the last two seasons with the team.

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  • Swansea City 0 Manchester United 4: Mourinho's men win big again
Swansea City 0 Manchester United 4: Mourinho's men win big again

It was an entertaining affair in which. This table considers each team's very best season, and ranks them accordingly - Chelsea's 2004/05 season is by far and away (four points) the runaway victor, but looking further south unearths a brilliant find.

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  • Arsene Wenger wants Jack Wilshere to remain at the club this season
Arsene Wenger wants Jack Wilshere to remain at the club this season

The Gunners have had a relatively quiet summer, considering the amount of business they were expected to conduct. Chelsea is desperate for signings after losing the opening game of the season 3-2 to Burnley with a slim squad. At the centre of the park, the Potters will rely on the experience of Darren Fletcher and former Liverpool midfielde...

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  • Under Armour's Kevin Plank makes confusing statement in resigning from Trump council
Under Armour's Kevin Plank makes confusing statement in resigning from Trump council

In his 2004 essay, Frazier also argued against capital punishment, arguing that there "can be no fair and consistent application of the death penalty under the current system". Plank was criticized last winter by some of Under Armour's biggest stars over his support of Trump, comments that basketball star Stephen Curry echoed.

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  • Nationals' Scherzer on 10-day DL
Nationals' Scherzer on 10-day DL

Grace has appeared in 29 games in 2017. "He only works an inning or two at a time, so for him to go out there and give us 4 ⅓, that's exactly what we needed". Friday is when Scherzer will be eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list - the Nationals were allowed to backdate the transaction the maximum three days to make that possible - and he ...

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  • India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series
India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series

He had to wait longer than many of his contemporaries to make the India cut; untimely injuries and team requirements alternately obstructing his natural progression. When asked to about compare his IPL and the newly assigned role with the Indian team, Rohit replied, "It's a different ballgame completely. When the players heard this rumour, they e...

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  • Johanna Konta claims place in Cincinnati Open quarter-finals
Johanna Konta claims place in Cincinnati Open quarter-finals

The 28-year-old Japanese captured his first ATP World Tour title at the Antalya Open in July, adding to three ATP Challenger Tour events won in 2017. Seventh seed Konta, who beat Halep in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in July, did not go quietly, saving a series of match points and keeping Halep on court for nearly two hours.

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  • Nick Kyrgios sweeps away Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati quarter-final
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 Dom...

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  • Red Sox LHP Pomeranz (back) exits vs. Yankees
Red Sox LHP Pomeranz (back) exits vs. Yankees

But it's more than one game that has the AL East title trending in Boston's direction. Aroldis Chapman pitched the eighth and gave up two earned runs before even recording an out. Farrell turned to Robby Scott to face lefty hitter Brett Gardner . Austin went 2-for-4 with a run and a strikeout on Thursday in what was his first game since la...

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  • Cardinals place RHP Wainwright on DL
Cardinals place RHP Wainwright on DL

Martinez got the win to raise his season record to 10-9. Benoit has surrendered nine runs in six games for the Pirates since being acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on July 31. Pittsburgh left the bases loaded in the sixth inning and stranded runners on second and third in the seventh. St. Louis has won 10 of their past 13 games despite los...

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  • Eden Hazard could make early Chelsea return against rivals Tottenham
Eden Hazard could make early Chelsea return against rivals Tottenham

While the fitness of Bakayoko is still in doubt, Eden Hazard featured in Chelsea's match against Queen's Park Rangers EDS squad yesterday. Hazard has been sidelined since breaking his ankle on global duty with Belgium in June, while £40 million summer signing Bakayoko arrived at Chelsea from Monaco nursing a knee injury sustained in the f...

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  • All Florida Prisons Placed on Lockdown
All Florida Prisons Placed on Lockdown

Constitution. On Wednesday, the department announced that it had canceled all visitation across the state this Saturday and Sunday, except for the department's work-release centers. At Kinross Prison in MI last September, inmates peacefully marched in the yard and then were met with brutal retaliation from correctional officers. Florida is the ...

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  • Most recent meetings between Tottenham and Chelsea
Most recent meetings between Tottenham and Chelsea

Blues manager Antonio Conte had brought about a revolution in football , reaping the rewards of the three-at-the-back system at Juventus and Italy. For all the talk about the mentality of the side in run-ins and the blow-up in 2016 as well as the deflating defeat to West Ham United in 2017, the reality is that in both cases they gave themsel...

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  • LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Drama Made Into Eminem Parody
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Drama Made Into Eminem Parody

His return to Twitter has been magnificent. "A lot of teams have gone through this before", Durant told ESPN . The comedic rapper David Burd, also known as Lil Dicky or LD for short, is best known for the hit " Save That Money " (2015) and most recent hit " Pillow Talking " (2017).

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  • 'Real must have made Barca dizzy' - Borussia Dortmund chief ridicules Dembele assertions
'Real must have made Barca dizzy' - Borussia Dortmund chief ridicules Dembele assertions

Liverpool have remained adamant that Brazilian playmaker Coutinho - who has submitted a transfer request - will not be sold in this transfer window, with both manager Jurgen Klopp and club owners Fenway Sports Group publicly stating he is not for sale at any price.

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  • Coutinho a ideal fit for Barcelona says Pako Ayestarán
Coutinho a ideal fit for Barcelona says Pako Ayestarán

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. Quizzed on whether there had been any recent talks at all, Klopp added: "I am not sure I have to answer this only because we have said what we have to ...

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  • Real's Ronaldo feels persecuted after ban appeal dismissed
Real's Ronaldo feels persecuted after ban appeal dismissed

Two minutes later Ronaldo would receive a second yellow card, resulting in his expulsion from the match, as referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea made the judgment that the Portuguese worldwide took a dive in an attempt to win a penalty.

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