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Manchester derby cancelled in Beijing


The preseason clash between Manchester United and Manchester City has been cancelled after heavy downpours last night left the pitch unplayable. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted that there is no reason as to why he wouldn't shake hands with Jose Mourinho when they cross paths this week. Read More »

Sale a cut below in return to Chisox

He allowed just two earned runs over six innings of work, but was outdueled by Cubs pitcher John Lackey, who earned his first win since June 8 after allowing just one earned run in the first inning. Several teammates hugged a smiling Sale when he arrived in the clubhouse before the game. "We've seen examples of that before, but I know him to be a good kid and I'm looking for him to get back and move on and keep going". Read More »

Man Utd v Man City clash cancelled due to Beijing weather

The International Champions Cup offered fans a first glimpse at the latest installment of their running battle, but torrential rain in Beijing has rendered the pitch at the Bird's Nest Stadium unplayable. "It has been really bad", said International Champions Cup China spokesman Ben Xiaozheng. "Hopefully we will see you all soon". Mourinho also voiced his displeasure at having the travel plans of half his squad disrupted. Read More »

GOP frustrations with Trump mount as allies weigh options


It's a change of heart for the Congressman, who just two weeks ago at the RNC, said he'd "keep open the possibility of backing Trump". The RNC did not respond to a request for comment about Priebus. I am instead talking about his campaign to keep Republicans in control of the House and, as a conceivable byproduct, the Senate, too, thus enabling resistance to White House misadventures. Read More »

Apple will launch more than 100 new emojis this autumn


They include female cyclists, surfers, swimmers, detectives, police officers and construction workers. Although the company doesn't directly address the the replacement of the gun in their announcement on Monday, they said the update will also add "beautiful redesigns of popular emoji". Read More »

Russia to appeal blanket ban on weightlifters for Olympics

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) acted on the recommendation of WADA and chose to ban Russia from competition in any international events. There should be a ceremony at the beginning of each Olympics in which athletes who were cheated out of medals in prior Olympics are awarded medals with the appropriate pomp and circumstance. Read More »

Baseball, softball among 'new sports' approved for 2020 Olympics

All but baseball and softball will have equal numbers of men and women. Baseball and softball each will have a six-team tournament. So there you go; the 2020 Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, so make sure to tune in to see exactly how the world is affected. Read More »

International Olympic Committee Slams World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

World Sailing has reversed its decision to axe Russia's Pavel Sozykin from Rio based upon new International Olympic Committee guidelines. WADA and several national anti-doping agencies called for Russia's entire team to be banned from Rio, but the International Olympic Committee left decisions on Russian participation to individual sports. Read More »

Papa John's International Inc


Papa John's International Inc . today announced financial results for the three- and six-month periods that ended June 26. Zacks Investment Research raised Papa John's worldwide from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $67.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 9th. Read More »

Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA) Earns "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group


In addition, the company raised its earnings per share guidance to a range of $2.35 to $2.45, up from a range $2.30 to $2.40. According to Thomson Reuters, analysts on average are expecting the company to earn $2.42 a share this year. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Authorized the repurchase of additional shares of AIG Common Stock with an aggregate purchase price of up to $3.0 billion. Read More »

Russia to argue suspension of Russian athletes in civil courts


Vitaly Mutko tells Russian media that "as of today, 272 athletes have definitely been admitted to the Olympics", adding that a final figure would be available Saturday. Two of the three Russian cyclists barred from attending the Olympic Games by the UCI after featuring in a damning doping report have been named by their coach. Read More »

Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

Chapman was accused of choking his 22-year-old girlfriend and firing eight shots in his Florida home after last season but was not prosecuted due to conflicting information. Maddon said before Monday's game that the Cubs hadn't decided on a corresponding roster move for the addition of Chapman, but it's unlikely that the Cubs would carry four left-handed relievers. Read More »

Flaming arrow hits 'America's Got Talent' performer's neck


Stock reassured the crowd that he was OK, according to USA Today. Mandel wanted to be sure the contestant was going to seek medical attention. And it is. Thankfully, stunt man Ryan Stock is OK, and felt well enough to tweet about the "serious mishap" after the show. "This is the first time it's gone wrong", Ryan told on the red carpet after the show was wrapped and he had seen a doctor. Read More »

Brendan Rodgers: Playing Toure against Astana wouldn't be a gamble


Kolo Toure is set to make his Celtic debut in their Champions League tie against Astana on Wednesday, after proving his fitness to manager Brendan Rodgers. "It's a huge game for us but I've got no doubt about using his experience at some point in the game if I felt he wasn't ready to start". "We have put in a lot of work and what gives us the confidence is that we are working relentlessly with the team as well as analysing the opponents". Read More »

CDC: Mosquito eradication difficult in Miami neighborhood


There are currently 388 cases of Zika here in Florida, and now Congress is on recess without having approved funds to fight the virus. Pregnant women not travel to the identified area. Martha Rac , an OB-GYN at Baylor in Houston. Funding will also be used to coordinate with the Birth to Three program and provide families with information on resources if they have child born with Zika-related birth defects, to disseminate prevention messages and materials to both providers and expecting ... Read More »

Kaine Says He 'Never Expected' to Become VP Pick

S. Sen. "Our nation is too great to put in the hands of a slick-talking, empty-promising, self-promoting, one man wrecking crew", he said. "Well his creditors, his contractors, his laid-off employees, his ripped-off students did just that". Read More »

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump said 'I alone can fix it'


But we already know he doesn't believe these things. BARACK OBAMA: I hope you don't mind, Bill, but I was just telling the truth, man. Warning that Republicans are trying to win by fear, Mrs. "Don't let anyone tell you we don't have what it takes", Clinton said as she took an early swipe at Trump's acceptance speech last week. A separate Reuters/Ipsos survey that provided respondents with the option to choose from Clinton, Trump, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party ... Read More »

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Olympics

The world No4 crocked himself in the Rogers Cup in Canada and is the fifth player ranked in the top ten to pull out of the Games. A statement issued by Wawrinka's management company said: "After a medical examination by his doctor in Geneva , the current world number four has to withdraw from the Olympic Games which will start in Rio de Janeiro later this week". Read More »

PGA Championship: Sunday schedule, tee times after play suspended Saturday

Boyd Summerhays, Daniel's brother and coach, was impressed with the shot. Play was suspended at 2:14 p.m. because of lightning in the area. This PGA is already beginning to resemble the last time the championship came here, in 2005. Johnson, who claimed his first major this year at the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., followed a disastrous 77 on Thursday with a 72 on Friday. Read More »

US Olympic men's basketball team tops Nigeria in last tuneup


But likely not tough enough to give the Americans a real scare. Breanna Stewart and her Team USA teammates are headed to Rio following the final exhibition of their pre-Summer Olympics tour. The Olympic basketball tournament runs almost the entire length of the Games , making the first round of the NBA playoffs seem speedy. That's right, USA women are undefeated in basketball since winning the bronze medal game of 1992 - two years before reserve center Breanna Stewart was even born. Read More »

Dwight Freeney Will Sign With Atlanta Falcons


Prior to last season with the Cardinals, he had just 3.5 sacks with the Chargers and last broke double digit sacks in 2010. He will be a good fit in Atlanta, where he will team up with Vic Beasley to help the Falcons' pass rush. The Syracuse product looked rejuvenated at age 35 and served as something of a mentor for the younger players. He will sign the one-year deal on Thursday. Read More »

Royals' Duffy loses no-hit bid in 8th inning vs Rays


Feldman was traded from the Astros to the Blue Jays earlier in the day. Twins outfielder Kepler hit three home runs against Cleveland. The Royals have been up and down this season and are six games under the.500 mark heading into this game but they are by no means out of a wild card berth at this point as there is plenty of baseball left to be played and they are the reigning champions for a reason despite an overhaul from last year's group. Read More »

Pirates trade ex-Kentwood High catcher McGuire to Blue Jays


A lot of Pittsburgh Pirate fans were skeptical of this signing, and understandably so. At the time of the deal, the Jays likely planned to have Feldman in the rotation, but a last minute deal for Francisco Liriano likely makes him the swingman for the time being. Read More »

Anna Marchesini è morta: grave lutto per lo spettacolo


Da Merope Generosa alla Signorina Carlo alla indimenticabile "Lucia" dei Promessi Sposi , sono tantissimi i personaggi rimasti nel cuore di tante generazioni."Capita a volte di aver a che fare con il talento puro". Marchesini e Valente, sposati nel 1991 dopo una breve relazione, cui era seguita la nascita di Virginia (1992) si sono separati consensualmente nel 1995. Read More »

Full speed ahead: Cubs land star closer Chapman

Chapman is known for his blazing fastball, frequently topping 100 miles per hour and even going as high as 105 miles per hour at times. He missed the season's first 30 games after he was the first player to be suspended by Major League Baseball for the league's Joint Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault policy. Read More »

Snell helps Rays complete sweep, 5-3 over Yankees

Meanwhile, the Yankees - having already dealt away closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs - must decide how much talent they are willing to part with while they linger on the fringe of wild-card contention. "It feels good to get back on a nice little run here", Rays manager Kevin Cash said. Just as the Tampa Bay pitching has stepped up, NY has struggled in its last two games, giving up a combined nine runs after holding opponents to 10 in the previous five games. Read More »