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The Atlanta Hawks are not only celebrating their 50th anniversary season with a renovated Philips Arena, but with a new Hardwood Classics jersey and special court design. [...]
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South Africa international Kermit Erasmus has signed for Portuguese top-flight side Vitoria Setubal, the club confirmed on Friday. Erasmus, 28, had seen his career stalled somewhat since an ill-fated move to Stade Rennes in Ligue 1, and was most recently playing for Swedish side AFC Eskilstuna. He has signed a two-year contract to play in the elite league in Portugal, and will be the second South African to feature for the club after former Bafana Bafana midfielder Eric Tinkler, who Erasmus reveals... [...]
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Everton's Yerry Mina is still recovering from a foot injury and will miss Saturday's Premier League visit of Southampton, according to manager Marco Silva. Mina, 23, joined Everton from Barcelona on transfer deadline day and missed the Merseyside club's 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on the opening weekend of the new season. "I can tell you Mina is not available for the match. He is recovering from a small problem in his foot," Silva told a news conference. Fellow new signing Richarlison,... [...]
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With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2. After a 2-0 defeat in his first match as Arsenal manager, it doesn't get any easier for Unai Emery as his side travel to rivals Chelsea this weekend. Predict that one and the rest of the weekend matches by voting in the polls below ... (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); Elsewhere, champions Manchester City play their first home game of the season -- but missing Kevin De Bruyne -- as Huddersfield visit the Etihad and Manchester United are on the road at Brighton, a place where they lost 1-0 last season. Liverpool round of the fixtures... [...]
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With the Premier League back in action, Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson predict all of the fixtures ahead of week 2. Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino joked to reporters that he had mastered Dele Alli's celebration. Let's begin with a quiz question. Which club's shirt number has been responsible for the most Premier League goals since the competition started in 1992? If you guessed Newcastle's No. 9 shirt -- they love their goal scorers at St James' Park -- you'd nearly be right. Were it not for a couple of seasons outside the top flight, Newcastle's No. 9, with 298 goals, would be top dog. Manchester United's No. 10 also features highly, with 297 goals, but was handicapped by being left vacant for a couple... [...]
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Despite not making any signings, Mauricio Pochettino admits some players could leave Tottenham before the European deadline at the end of August. [...]
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Leicester City manager Claude Puel has brushed off local media reports suggesting his departure from the club is imminent. Puel is the bookmakers' favourite to be the first Premier League manager sacked this season despite Leicester having played only one game so far -- a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United. Earlier this month, sources told ESPN FC that Puel was under pressure to keep his job, with the club already considering possible targets, including Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, to replace him. "I... [...]
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Adam le Fondre scored seven goals for Bolton in his last 11 games of the 2017-18 season. Sydney FC have signed English striker Adam le Fondre on a multi-year deal to replace the departed Bobo. Le Fondre, 31, was released by Bolton Wanderers earlier this week and has signed a contract with the Sky Blues that reportedly runs until 2021. Brazilian star Bobo, who won the A-League's golden boot last season, has left for Turkish club Alanyaspor. Nicknamed "Alfie," Le Fondre scored 41 goals in 110 appearances for Reading across three seasons in the English Premier League and second-tier Championship. "This... [...]
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James Horncastle breaks down what he expects the Juventus XI will look like at Chievo after Max Allegri confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will start. [...]
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Nigeria's Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has said they will not be scared by the world football governing body FIFA. The Minister told KweséESPN on Friday in Kampala that since Nigeria is a sovereign state, they will not bow to pressures from FIFA. Earlier in the week FIFA issued Nigeria with an ultimatum stating that they have until 20 August to restore and recognise Amaju Pinnick as the legitimate president of the NFF, or face a ban. "FIFA will not scare us. We are a big country and FIFA... [...]
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Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has joined Napoli on a season-long loan, with the Serie A side holding an option to buy on a permanent basis next summer. The Italian club announced Ospina's move on Friday, after Arsenal coach Unai Emery said last week that the Colombia international was free to leave. While the deal is for a loan initially, Ospina has likely played his final game for the Gunners and Napoli have an option to buy him, reportedly for around €4 million. Ospina was surplus to requirements... [...]
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Matt Olson blasted a walk-off homer to lead off the 10th inning against relief pitcher Tony Sipp to send the A's to a dramatic 4-3 win over the Astros on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum. [...]
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The Dodgers enjoyed a drama-free Friday night with an 11-1 blowout win over the Mariners, as Manny Machado slugged two of their five homers, Walker Buehler struck out eight in six innings and the bullpen did nothing wrong. In addition to Machado's two shots, Matt Kemp launched his 200th home run as a Dodger (first since July 22) and Yasmani Grandal and Max Muncy homered as well. Relievers Dylan Floro and Zac Rosscup mopped up the final three innings scoreless. [...]
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In the fifth inning of the Padres' game against the D-backs on Friday night, Eric Hosmer hit his 12th home run. It was an opposite-field blast, perhaps aided by a fan in his Padres jersey -- and his beer. [...]
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It wasn't just the amount of runs scored in the D-backs' 9-4 win over the Padres at Petco Park on Friday, but rather the fact that the runs kept coming throughout the game. Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring started in the first inning with his 28th home run of the year, and Arizona continued to add on consistently, putting up runs in five different innings. [...]
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Matt Olson hit his first career walk-off home run to give the A's a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the first-place Astros. Oakland is now one game back in the American League West. [...]
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Every day since April 30, the Brewers have gone to bed in postseason position. They either led the National League Central, held one of the two NL Wild Cards outright, or, at worst, they sat in a virtual tie for one of those positions. [...]
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Casey Kelly's start on Friday wasn't just his first start of 2018. It was also a chance to face the Reds and his father, Pat, who is Cincinnati's bench coach. [...]
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Jack Flaherty continued his dominance of the Brewers in 2018 and led the Cardinals to a win in the series opener. The Brewers were within one run after a Jesus Aguilar two-run single in the eighth, but Jordan Lyles allowed a two-run single to Kolten Wong, which gave the Cardinals the insurance they needed. Jedd Gyorko hit his 10th home run off Freddy Peralta, who settled in for a quality start after giving up a two-run single to Marcell Ozuna in the first inning. [...]
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In his fourth start with the Cubs since being acquired from Texas, Cole Hamels delivered seven stellar innings as the Cubs handed the Pirates a 1-0 loss for the second straight night at PNC Park on Friday. The Cubs have won each of Hamels' four starts, and the southpaw is now 3-0 with the club after starting the season 5-9. [...]
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Jose Ramirez hit his 37th homer in the first to get the Indians on the board, and Carlos Carrasco didn't look back, twirling seven scoreless innings to send the Tribe home winners in the opener with the O's. David Hess (6 IP, 2 ER) rebounded to post a quality start for Baltimore, but although Trey Mancini slapped an RBI single in the eighth, the bats didn't do enough in Cleveland. [...]
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A three-run homer from Neil Walker and a solo shot from Giancarlo Stanton helped, too, but Torres's groundout in the fifth provided the deciding run in a rain-shortened win over Toronto. [...]
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At first glance, the multiple team competitions sprouting up is tennis at its most dysfunctional. [...]
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ESPN's president said the N.F.L. did not pressure the network to make the change, even amid continuing criticism of players who use the anthem to protest social injustice. [...]
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Beholden to the head coach, the strength and conditioning coach is often tasked with doling out punishment to players in the form of extra push-ups and sprints. [...]
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The Dodgers did not make a significant addition to their bullpen at the July trade deadline. Then they lost their closer to an irregular heartbeat. [...]
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North Carolina officials suspended 13 football players who sold their university-issued sneakers. But their aversion to shoe money does not apply to their own incomes. [...]
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Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus could be a commercial, financial and structural victory for Italy's Serie A. The whole world is watching. [...]
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One of Nascar's most popular drivers begins a second career as an analyst for NBC telecasts. As a boy, he announced Matchbox car races with friends. [...]
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Jose Bautista drove in seven runs as the Mets beat the Phillies so soundly that Philadelphia had two different position players take a turn pitching. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The young outfielder appeared no worse for wear a day after he was intentionally hit by Miami's Jose Urena. Urena, meanwhile, was suspended for six games. [...]
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How to watch Real Madrid vs. Getafe in La Liga on Sunday, August 19. [...]
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How to watch Brighton vs. Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, August 18. [...]
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Here's how to watch Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town on Sunday, August 19. [...]
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La Liga's defending champions will open their season at home against Alaves on Saturday. [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018, Continue reading at the source
How to watch Tottenham vs. Fullham in the Premier League on Saturday, August 18. [...]
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Once seen as developmental projects with strong upside, Christian Hackenberg—who saw no snaps in the Eagles second preseason game—and Paxton Lynch are nearly off the radar in the NFL. [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Bills' quarterback battle, a resilient Josh Rosen and—of course—some thoughts on the new helmet rule highlight Friday night's five-game slate. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Bills' quarterback competition could be decided by injury. [...]
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