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US Open: Andy Murray withdraws, joins high-profile absentees


World number three Federer , who has won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017, said he had recovered from the back complaint that forced him to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters earlier this month. "I spoke to a lot of hip specialists". I kind of ran out of time . Should Murray decide not to play for the rest of the year, his ranking is likely to slide to around 16th. Read More »

Chiefs land OL Cameron Erving in trade with Browns


Selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Erving appeared in 29 games during his two seasons with the Browns, 17 of those being starts. The 6-foot-6, 311-pounder has started 17 games in two seasons, including 13 games previous year. The only opening for Erving in the starting lineup in the foreseeable future would possibly be at left guard, where last year's starter, Parker Ehinger , has yet to play in the preseason after tearing his ACL last year. Read More »

Cowboys-Texans game canceled in Harvey's aftermath


At this time, the priority of our organization is getting our players, coaches and staff back home to be reunited with their families, many of whom have been evacuated from their homes and are now sheltered. "Right now, I'm excited that they can get home". "It's very hard", Texans star defensive end JJ Watt said in an emotional video on Sunday, "not only because we have family and friends back there - some guys have young kids, some guys have wives and families - but that's our city". Read More »

Leicester's Drinkwater is welcome at Chelsea - Bakayoko


The England midfielder is said to be keen on a switch to Stamford Bridge but the West London outfit have yet to meet Leicester's valuation of the player, with a fee in the region £25million being mooted. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a number of players throughout the summer, but the Blues have only concluded deals to sign Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata so far. Read More »

Mariners add starter Mike Leake for stretch run


This is his ninth season in the majors, and he signed a five-year deal with St. Louis after a strong campaign in 2015 in which he had a 3.70 ERA and career-best 1.16 WHIP for the Reds and Giants. The move clearly shows that Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto is going "all in" on making the postseason this year, but also that the team may be showing some desperation in going after a pitcher no other team wanted. Read More »

Denver Broncos NFL Trade and Roster Rumors: Team Interested in Ahmad Brooks


Brooks was set to enter the final year of his contract after at least tying for the team lead in sacks in each of the past four seasons. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted the report Wednesday morning. Brooks isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams but should be in the rotation behind Matthews and Perry for the September 10 season opener against the Seahawks. Read More »

Bangladesh create history, beat Aussies


Under their new pay deal, the top Australian players are thought to earn as much as 20 times more than some of their Bangladeshi counterparts for representing their country. An embarrassed Australia lost to a side ranked No 9 in the world who had only won nine of 100 tests. "He was brilliant. We have been consistent in home conditions". Read More »

Liverpool still Determined to Sign Thomas Lemar

Liverpool are prepared to test Monaco's resolve to keep midfielder Thomas Lemar with a club record offer of about £60m before Thursday's transfer deadline. While it's back to drawing board for Liverpool regarding their pursuit of Lemar, they have confirmed the signing of Naby Keita. Monaco have not wanted to sanction his sale following an already extensive talent drain, but Divock Origi could potentially be used as a sweetener to conclude a deal. Read More »

Nadal to head into US Open as World No1


Sharapova then jumped out to yet another 4-1 lead and put away Halep with a stunning 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory in what was a thrilling two-hour-and-44-minute match. "Actually, I didn't lose the confidence during the match because I felt that I was very close, also in the first set". Muguruza , meantime, has been installed by bookmakers as the favorite to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles after her Wimbledon triumph earlier this summer, but she isn't ready to acknowledge that. Read More »

England v West Indies: Headingley defeat for Root's men


Besides him, opener Kraigg Brathwaite (134 and 95) contributed significantly to Windies' win . He then survived a potential stumping as Blackwood, who was put down by Stokes in the deep, took off his helmet in preparation for scoring the winning runs only to be stumped off Moeen with two required. Read More »

Big NBA Trade Between Cleveland And Boston May Not Happen After All


The two people said the trade has not been completed and the Cavs are continuing to do a medical evaluation on Thomas , who injured his right hip last season and had to drop out of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland . Cleveland's version of this is that they didn't realize how long Thomas could potentially be out this season. "My read is actually from the Cleveland side, and what I hear from there is that nothing they've found is anything different than what was ... Read More »

49ers trading Vance McDonald to Steelers


We're going to put him in uniform like the rest of them and continue to allow them to sort themselves out. James and Grimble can still serve an important role in the passing game, particularly in the red zone. We have some familiarity with him. Once he arrives, the coaches will evaluate him and see where he fits. McDonald won't get an opportunity to practice until after the Steelers wrap up the preseason schedule against Carolina on Thursday night. Read More »

US Open: Defending champ Angelique Kerber upset by Naomi Osaka


She carried her momentum into the second set by breaking Kerber in the first game. Nadal, this year's French Open champion, is 12-0 in first round meetings in New York; Federer is 16-0. 23 Barbora Strycova defeated Misaki Doi 6-1, 6-3. It was Osaka's first victory over a top-10 opponent after she was oh-so-close to beating a top player here previous year, blowing a 5-1 lead in the third set and losing to Madison Keys in the third round. Read More »

QB Tyrod Taylor & TJ Yates remain in concussion protocol


McDermott said Dareus' actions ticked him off "well enough to get sent home". We're very clear about moving forward and that's what we're going to do. But just off of two, three days max is going to be a challenge and he's up to the challenge. In no surprise, Taylor will also not practice. Yates remain in concussion protocol. Read More »

Raiders' Carr loses title of NFL's highest-paid player


Stafford was entering the final year of his $53m (£40.9m) deal and Detroit had been confident of agreeing terms. Stafford's deal, despite its historic nature, might be a hometown discount when factoring in the impending deals for Matt Ryan and in light of him willing a flawed team to the playoffs a year ago. Read More »

Liverpool target €60m Thomas Lemar as Barcelona persist with Philippe Coutinho pursuit


However, Sky Sports News reporter Solhekol confirmed that Lemar won't be moving to Arsenal in the summer transfer window as Monaco close the door on potential exits. "It's [Champions League qualification] a big influence on the transfer market, especially if we do it more often", he said. The Ligue 1 champions have already sold Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City and Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea - with teenage striker Kylian Mbappe also on the brink of joining ... Read More »

Liverpool tight-lipped about Naby Keita reports


Get the app and get the game. A clause in Keita's contract would have allowed him to leave Leipzig for £48million next summer. According to a report by BBC, the 22-year old Guinea worldwide will be playing for Leipzig for at least this season and Liverpool will have to wait for another season to have his services. Read More »

Former Baylor head coach Art Briles lands in CFL as assistant


Briles, 61, comes to the CFL with over 35 years of coaching experience, including stints as head coach at Houston (2003-07) and Baylor (2008-15). Baylor won back to back Big 12 Championships (2013-2014) marking only the second achievement in league history and first since the University of Oklahoma. Read More »

Lanka elect to bat in do-or-die game


He first had Niroshan Dickwella with a searing yorker on leg-stump which wrapped the batsman on the pads. India fields the same team that won the second one-day worldwide to give them a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Bhuvi at the bowling end. The 23-year-old seamer then had Kusal Mendis edging to a handsome out-swinger as Rohit Sharma at second-slip pulled off an outstanding diving catch. Read More »

Ronda Rousey is Getting Married During the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight


Rousey announced her engagement to Browne on her Instagram account in April and their wedding was scheduled in Hawaii on the same day as the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout. Later, Webb accused Browne of domestic violence but the latter denied this. She lost the 135-pound championship in November 2015, when she suffered a knockout loss to Holly Holm via head kick. Read More »

NFL Preseason Predictions: Will Bucs cover as favorite vs. Browns? 8/26/17


The move has been made to test Cleveland's defense further which was unpenetrable in the two preseason games . "A field goal on one and a fumble on the other is unacceptable". One man is reportedly responsible for the Cleveland Browns' reversal on kneeling in prayer and protest during the national anthem. "I kept my eyes forward and sang the national anthem", Jackson said. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: "We need to stay calm"


Hard for us to play. After the upsetting 2-3 defeat at home to Burnley in the season opener, the Blues pulled off a 2-1 victory over Tottenham last weekend. "We need to take the responsibility and that was our fault". Spurs won their opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle 2-0 thanks to goals from Alli and Davies and found out on Thursday that they will play Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL in the group stage of the Champions League. Read More »

Oxlade-Chamberlain To Reject Arsenal's £180000 Contract Offer


According to a report by The Sun , Arsenal are set to demand £40 million plus £1 from Liverpool for want-away star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. He is one of the players this team has to be built around in the future. Speaking about Oxlade-Chamberlain last week, Wenger said: "I rate him highly, he is one of the players who is on his way up and has made huge progress". Read More »

Does this shocking fan theory expose who is The Night King?

Titled The Dragon And The Wolf, Jon Snow will meet foe Cersei Lannister in the episode which will clock in at almost 80 minutes - the longest ever in the show's history. "He turned them all". At the moment, the Night King feels like he's on top of the world, and anyone could fall prey to his wintry magic. Due to Bran Stark's adoption of the Three Eyed Raven's mantra, and his ability to travel through time and have an effect on it - some fans believe that Bran's meddling could come ... Read More »

Wallabies fall at the death in Dunedin thriller

Just like last week, the All Blacks were on the charge - then to the delight of Wallabies' fans things quickly changed. "We were fully confident to come down here and win". Hansen said they always had it in them. But the Wallabies came back again with a try to Beale and led 29-28. Australia: I Folau; D Haylett-Petty, T Kuridrani, K Beale, H Speight; B Foley, W Genia; S McMahon, M Hooper (c), N Hanigan; R Arnold, R Simmons; A Alaalatoa, S Moore, S Sio. Read More »

Halep ready for Sharapova battle

BACK IN THE FIELD: Maria Sharapova , the 2006 champion, plays in her first Grand Slam tournament since the 2016 Australian Open , facing No. 2-seeded Simona Halep in the first round. Asked what it was about Sharapova's game that troubled her, Halep said: "I was so close many times". "I'd be happy to play him here", said Federer. Read More »

Hamilton: Ferrari had better pace in Belgian GP


Speaking after qualifying, when asked about his new deal, Vettel said: "I am very happy to extend my contract with Ferrari". Hamilton also hailed Schumacher in a subsequent tweet, in which he wrote: "I'm honoured to have raced with you. Read More »

Andy Murray Withdraws from 2017 US Open Due to Hip Injury


With the victory, Gavrilova made it to the third final of her career and became the first Australian to reach the final at the Connecticut Open. "Did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon". Read More »