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Stoke could have one fit centre-back for Chelsea game - Hughes

Chelsea confirmed Costa's exit on Thursday and the Spaniard will formally join Atletico in January. "We wish him all the best for the future", Conte said. Pedro is expected to be fit to return from a leg injury at Stoke, but Luiz will serve the second game of his three-match domestic suspension following his sending off last weekend.

Damian Collins says Mark Sampson sacking 'reflects very poorly' on FA

But Sampson's tenure was marked by accusations of impropriety that first arose only months after he was hired in December 2013, and on Wednesday - less than 24 hours after his team began qualification for the 2019 World Cup with a 6-0 win over Russian Federation - the English Football Association fired him, citing "clear evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" in a statement announcing its decision.

Retailer Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy in the US

In a statement on its website, the toy company said it had filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. and meant to seek protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in Canada . Ltd. on Tuesday clarified that its stores in Hong Kong and other parts of Greater China and Southeast Asia remain open and unaffected by the United States company's financial restructuring.

Manchester United 4, Everton 0

The Toffees were a much better side in the second-half and had more possession overall, but late defensive errors cost them a chance of any points. Everton outscored a United that were all too obstructed in attack last season, only for Jose Mourinho's team to suddenly become so fluent just as Ronald Koeman's become so painfully slow.

All Blacks crush Boks by record 57-0 margin

Milner-Skudder's first try came from his intercept in New Zealand territory and he finished off the move after some classy interplay with Beauden Barrett to beat the cover defence. The All Blacks were ruthless in identifying space and taking their opportunities throughout the game and had sealed the win by halftime. "We came in tonight pretty clear about how we wanted to play and what we wanted to achieve and a lot of those things came off", coach Steve Hansen said.

West Indies deny England again in one-off T20 in Durham

Durham County Cricket Club said: "During the course of the second innings between England v West Indies , three spectators were injured when a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable causing them to fall". Brathwaite caught England Test skipper Joe Root (17) on the drive off Ashley Nurse. "We feel like we should beat them ( West Indies )". "Losing the game was losing three wickets in that period", said Morgan.

Liverpool held as Burnley continues to defy the odds

My job is to see the performance and we reacted really well. Ragnar Klavan and Matip paired up at the back and Staunton was left unhappy with defending from corners. Brady stung Mignolet's palms from 25 yards before, from two corners in quick succession by the Republic of Ireland global, Mee had two free headers at the back post.

Singapore to host F1 World Championship until 2021

Singapore will continue to host Formula One races until 2021 after agreeing on a four-year deal on Friday. Carey called the race "most thrilling" as debuted in 2008, Singapore GP is the first ever night Grand Prix and one of the most attractive races.

Hurricane Jose twists in Atlantic

Friday. Hurricane Jose has lost strength over the last few days and is now carrying 75 miles per hour max sustained winds. At one point, Jose was a Category 4 hurricane that barely missed the same islands in the Antilles where Irma made a direct hit.

Kobe Bryant's jersey to be retired this coming National Basketball Association season

ET). Last season was the first time in 20 years that Kobe Bryant was not on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. The Los Angeles Lakers have announced they will retire Kobe Bryant's jersey. Kobe's jerseys are taking their rightful home next to the greatest Lakers of all time. The Lakers struggled late in his career while Bryant ended three consecutive seasons early with injuries, and the franchise delayed its rebuilding in favor of showcasing Bryant to his adoring worldwide fans.

Man United, City Highest Hopes for England in Champions League

Mourinho on Lindelof: "He needs a bit of time to adapt to the Premier League but he's a very good player with a lot of potential". Victor Lindelof will start in the centre of defence for Man United What time is it on at? However, there was little time for preparation, and therefore for the upcoming fight Mourinho will certainly add to the team.

Jurgen Klopp explains Philippe Coutinho's Man City absence and expects star's return

But he did play twice for Brazil in the recent global break and rejoined his Reds team-mates in training at Melwood late last week. As forward Sadio Mane is serving a domestic three-match ban following a nasty clash with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson , ample room in Liverpool's midfield has since been vacated for Coutinho's return.

Franklin: Win no bigger than others

Penn State opened its season with a dominant 52-0 win over Akron last week. Max Browne threw for the 140 yards and had a touchdown on 17-of-24 passing in the win. "The game has changed", Franklin said. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Penn State recognized its 1982 National Championship team at halftime and unveiled 2016 numbering along the suites of the stadium to honor its Big Ten championship from last season.

Rajnath Singh asks J&K government to expedite implementation of PMDP

During the meeting, the two leaders took a detailed review of the projects taken up under Rs 80000 crore PMDP in the State. Home Minister said the rehabilitation package for Jammu migrants has been implemented under the package. They were hospitalized, where one of them identified as constable, Imtiyaz Ahmed succumbed to injuries. Home Minister said, "Iss dehshatgardi se Kashmir ko nijaat mil ke rahegi aur phir se humara Kashmir jannat ban ke rahega (we will find respite from this unrest ...

Colin Fleming backs Jamie Murray call for greater prize money in doubles

It is clearly a partnership that works but Hingis was non-committal on court as to whether they would play together in Australia and bid for a third straight title. "It's been a lot of fun for me", Murray said. "Sometimes I just wanted to focus on that". The name of Murray was engraved on another US Open trophy as Jamie, alongside Martina Hingis , won the mixed doubles title in a fast and furious final that required precision, power and a steady nerve.

Badgers in at No. 9 in Week 2 AP Poll

The Seminoles checked in at No. 10 in the latest rankings following their 24-7 loss to top-ranked Alabama, which took advantage of FSU's multiple special teams miscues to claim a victory in a highly anticipated season opener at $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

England v Slovakia: Big-match focus

After making the worst possible start at Wembley, goals form Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford have all but guaranteed qualification for next summer's World Cup . "At times he has to do better but his work on the ball, the maturity of his performance and his ability to go past people was devastating to the opposition and lifted the whole crowd".

Lukaku sets Man Utd title aim; does not fear Zlatan competition

When a top four finish was looking unlikely, Jose Mourinho turned his focus to the Europa League as a means to get into the Champions League . "I think when some people say "great draw", I don't think they know the difficulties of football, I think they don't know the history of these teams and what we are going to face, so for me, it's a hard draw and any team can get points in any match", he said .

Republic of Ireland held by Georgia

And so it proved with Georgia having 74% of the possession in a game were Ireland often looked laboured, bereft of ideas, and, in truth, lucky to escape Tbilisi with a point thanks to Shane Duffy's goal. Martin O'Neill 's side were gifted the lead in just the fourth minute after Duffy jumped ahead of goalkeeper Giorgi Makaridze to direct a header into the bottom corner from 16 yards out.

Kluber leads Tribe to 10th straight win

Yan Gomes added two hits. Rivera, Rizzo, Baez and Heyward finished with two hits apiece. In the nightcap, Josh Reddick tied it at 1 with an RBI single off Seth Lugo (5-4) with no outs in the sixth before Jose Altuve avoided Kevin Plawecki's tag at home to score on a single by Marwin Gonzalez.

Leicester's Danny Drinkwater submits transfer request to join Chelsea

Chelsea have already landed holding midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte is said to be a big fan of Drinkwater and believes that the former Manchester United youngster offers something different to his side.

What To Expect From This Year's US Open

In fact, accounting all grand slam finals, the Nadal has won nine out of their 12 encounters. For all his major wins, Federer was often caught out by Nadal and headed into the Australian Open final with an 11-23 record against the Spaniard - 2-9 in Slams.

Cowboys leaning toward playing Ezekiel Elliott in third preseason game

Henderson is best known for hearing the high-profile appeals of former Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy (a suspension he reduced from ten games two four) and NFL Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson (a suspension he upheld). "I wouldn't do "a what if" on that, " said Jones of the possible results of the process. According to Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement, there is no set timeframe in which a decision must be rendered.

DJ Defeats Spieth In Playoff

He did well to make bogey from both spots and had to settle for a 69. He executed that shot perfectly, and was left with a birdie putt of less than four feet. "Right after I hit my drive, I was like, 'What am I doing?' " Johnson said. "The conditions are really good here". The risk paid off, leaving the 2016 US Open Champion a lob wedge in to the green.

Brock Osweiler has 'no regrets' giving Cleveland his all

Kizer was the pick over veteran Brock Osweiler , who started the first two preseason games but put up little resistance to Kizer's push. "I feel a lot better moving around, being able to open up and run better and cover some space", he said.

Questions abound as Sharapova returns to US Open

She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. "She really had a great start this summer but was injury prone", Evert said. The drug, which had only been banned on January 1, 2016, increases blood flow and the delivery of oxygen in the arteries.

Tigers Miguel Cabrera suspended 7 games after brawl

And there you have it, at least from Cabrera's standpoint. "If we have to follow one person, we'll do it". Cabrera is definitely going to get suspended over this, and Romine might face some discipline as well, but the Tigers aren't going anywhere and the Yankees might be better off without one of the worst hitters in baseball .

LeSean McCoy Has Brutally Honest Take On Colin Kaepernick's NFL Standing

One of them is Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy . Is Kaepernick going to come in and elevate the Jaguars to a championship contender? No. "That's a great example". But the Eagles did, and McCoy (who was only a rookie at the time) never said a word about it. The idea is to get people to think, not to drive a wedge even deeper, because what you're doing is perceived as an insult to something that many have sacrificed their lives in order for us to enjoy these freedoms.

Beckham Jr. (ankle) could miss opener

Citing a source , the network reported that New York's superstar wide receiver potentially could miss up to two weeks of the regular season. Beckham's injury occurred as Boddy-Calhoun went low on a high throw, taking the receiver's legs out from under him.

Mayweather Security Warns McGregor Team Ahead Of Fight

Many in the boxing press have made that prediction, writing that the fight is a mismatch and McGregor doesn't stand a chance. FS1's Colin Cowherd explained Monday that he believes there are four possible outcomes. Ticket prices are dropping quickly and the closed-circuit seats that sold out in one day for Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are available in plentiful supply from the original sellers.

Harry Kane 'not bothered' by inability to score for Spurs in August

The Kenyan midfielder, who has been ever-present for Spurs since joining them from Southampton, had a hard time in the middle of the park, losing possession of the ball fairly often. I remember two years ago we had to go to City and lost there, and it was a hard start for us. They had the best of possession early in the match, and again for a spell in the middle of the second half.

Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson From Mets

I get a chance to be with an organization I've watched a lot and played against a lot. But in 71 games since May 21, Granderson has hit.276 with a.300 on-base percentage and.603 slugging percentage thanks to 31 extra-base hits (13 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs).

Nadal fails to reach Cincinnati semis, Thiem falls to Ferrer

Pliskova, fighting to hold off Romania's Simona Halep atop the rankings, first ousted Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in a rain-postponed match. The second set followed a similar pattern, with the sole break point arriving in game 10 when Dimitrov was briefly offered a first match point. In 2014, Kyrgios became an overnight sensation when he stunned Nadal in the fourth round of the Wimbledon.

Man City open Evans talks as Alexis & Mbappe interest continues

City fans would not be entirely happy with their latest move, especially with the fact that their bid was rejected by West Brom , making it even more humiliating. A year on, Evans' value has risen, but in the current insane transfer market, it is understandable why Guardiola could see him as a viable option. Jonny Evans is one of the many academy graduates from Manchester United who have been able to establish himself successfully in the Premier League.

No Powerball victor raises jackpot over half-billion-dollar mark

The odds of winning Powerball are about one in 292.2 million. Two tickets worth $50,000 were sold in Rhode Island, and five tickets also worth $50,000 were sold in MA. As it stands, the jackpot would be the 9th biggest Powerball prize in history . The jackpot is an estimated $510 million as of Thursday. Powerball tickets can be purchased at all Colorado Lottery retailers.

McGregor aiming to 'put away' Mayweather in 10 seconds

Chairman Anthony Marnell did say he was upset that Mayweather and McGregor had used the commission for promotion on social media. "I believe that everyone - no matter where they come from or how much money they make - should have access to the most elite fitness resources".

Iran Parliament Passes Motion to Counter US Measures

The legislative move by Iran follows the U.S. President Donald Trump's signing of a sanctions bill on Russia, Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on August 2. Washington's new sanctions violate a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran both "in letter and spirit". The bill is "very smart particularly because it doesn't violate the nuclear deal and doesn't allow the other side to make excuses", he added.

Tottenham's Danny Rose apologies for 'ill-judged' outburst

Pochettino will want another season of consolidation in the top four, but he will also like to see this team win a trophy and it could be that the domestic cups are treated with more respect than they have been recently. Q: Why do you think there aren't more Colombian players in England? "The player is calm and we are calm". "It was his opinion and then he understood that maybe he needed to apologise to us and that is very good for him and the club.

Zidane: Neymar-less Blaugrana not the weakest Barca

Real Madrid star Isco has reportedly signed a new four-year contract with the club that will keep him at the Bernabeu until at least the summer of 2021, while raising his release clause to a huge €700m. "I'm happy for working so well with my staff". Speaking ahead of Madrid's Super Cup first leg against Barca at the Camp Nou on Sunday, Zidane said the move would not change the way Barcelona play and warned that his side would still face a tough challenge.

Former Vanderbilt star Jordan Matthews traded to the Buffalo Bills

The Bills get a receiver who, while a bit less talented, has a consistent track record of production. You'll always be my boy both on & off the field. The Eagles have several different options for the slot, starting with Nelson Agholor, who'll get the first chance to prove that his impressive training camp signifies an awakening after two dismal seasons.

Newcastle poised to sign Kenedy on loan from Chelsea

But while Perez is of interest to Newcastle, Benitez says the club will have to sell players before being able to bring in any more signings. You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign.

Betty Cuthbert dies, aged 79

So unconfident was Betty Cuthbert of making the Australian Olympic team in 1956 that she bought herself tickets to attend the Melbourne Games as a spectator. "She was just a great person". Cuthbert was an inaugural inductee to the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame in March 2012 with Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis among others.

Boston Red Sox vs

Staked to a 7-2 lead after two innings, Porcello gave up the first major league home run by Nicky Delmonico (two hits) with two on in the third - the career-worst 26th homer of the season against Porcello. Fans had yet to finish celebrating the three-run sky scraping shot to center from Christian Vazquez that sealed Tuesday's win over the Cleveland Indians before the Red Sox came through with another dramatic victory.

Could Jay Cutler end up playing for the Miami Dolphins this year?

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was the Bears' offensive coordinator in 2015 when they had Cutler at quarterback. Matt Moore has been the backup quarterback in Miami for six seasons, and should be starting when the Dolphins take the field at Hard Rock Stadium week one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Samri Nasri likely to leave Man City during summer window - Pep Guardiola

City have spent over 200 million pounds ($261.48 million) on transfers, according to British media, after Guardiola failed to win a trophy for the first time in his managerial career last season. We don't think "it's pre-season, we don't care" - we do care. The ball is safe. Iheanacho is on the verge of joining th Foxes, after dropping down the pecking order in Guardiola's attacking options.

Marcos Alonso fires in a scorcher as Chelsea lose to Bayern Munich

United and Chelsea have both been after the midfielder but according to Italian journal Il Messaggero, the 29-year-old has chose to snub interest from England, and also Inter Milan, by penning a new contract that will be officially announced this week.

Branden Grace makes men's major history

Grace will find himself teeing off in one of the later pairs come Sunday when anything can happen, and as fans who remember the finale of last year's Open Championship well know. "I thought if I could make a couple more on the back nine, then it's going to be a great score". Grace's record round stands out in part because of the sheer peculiarity of the near-62 misses.

India trounce Australia to enter Women's World Cup final

Australia scored a comfortable eight-wicket win over India in the group stage, chasing down the target of 227 with almost five overs to spare. "Everyone has chipped in throughout, so I think that's a good thing about our team: we haven't really relied on one or two players, it has been very much shared around".

Manchester United's pursuit of Ivan Perisic hit by setback

According to Transfer Market Web , United are still to raise their opening offer of £33.6m (€38m) for the 28-year-old. It all means Inter are under no pressure to accept any offers that they deem to be too low, leaving United facing yet more possible transfer misery.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches deal with Lakers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is heading west. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is another example of just how tight the market is in National Basketball Association free agency this year. Rondo signed a two-year deal worth $28 million with Chicago last summer, but the Bulls released him on June 30 of this year after averaging under eight points and under seven assists per game.