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Tucson's Bowman picked to replace Earnhardt Jr Tucson's Bowman picked to replace Earnhardt Jr
- July 21, 2017

He earned three top-10 finishes, including a sixth-place finish at Phoenix Raceway after starting from the pole. Earnhardt , who has publicly endorsed Bowman as his replacement, will retire from full-time NASCAR Cup racing. Now, just over a year removed from his first Cup start with Hendrick, the boss man is confident that Bowman can step into the daunting seat of Earnhardt. (more...)
OSU researchers link dogs being happy with humans to their genes OSU researchers link dogs being happy with humans to their genes
- July 21, 2017

Their findings were published recently in the journal Scientific Advances . VonHoldt stresses that this study doesn't seek to explain the process through which dogs were domesticated, a hotly debated and controversial topic . They had a person sitting down inside a marked circle in an active phase and a passive phase. Another test measured how many times a dog or a wolf sidled up next to a human sitting nearby. (more...)
CAF resolves to expand AFCON to 24 teams from 2019 CAF resolves to expand AFCON to 24 teams from 2019
- July 21, 2017

Elsewhere, CAF confirmed that the working group had chose to increase indemnities to referees, organise zonal Nations Cup qualifiers for the tournament at age-grade levels, and improve global partnerships and relations between CAF, its member associations, national governments and the African Union. (more...)
McGregor Tipped to Cause 'Seismic Shock' in Fight with Mayweather McGregor Tipped to Cause 'Seismic Shock' in Fight with Mayweather
- July 21, 2017

Many believe this will be Floyd Mayweather's "easiest fight of his life" and the boxing community are not fans of the event. At the tour's final stop in London, the fighters insulted one another on the mic for one last time before settling in for more preparation for the fight. (more...)
Michael Vick apologizes profusely for Kaepernick haircut comment Michael Vick apologizes profusely for Kaepernick haircut comment
- July 21, 2017

Others haven't. Many have said Kaepernick needs to sit down for an interview to say he still wants to play football ( San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch was probably the most prominent voice to say this), and all of them still seem to think that's a reasonable idea. (more...)
Liverpool's 75 mn euros Keita bid rejected by Leipzig Liverpool's 75 mn euros Keita bid rejected by Leipzig
- July 21, 2017

The Guinea global was one of Ralph Hasenhuttl's star players as Leipzig finished second to Bayern Munich in their maiden Bundesliga campaign. RB Leipzig's Germany striker Timo Werner has been linked to Real Madrid , while Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg is reportedly being chased by Liverpool and Arsenal. (more...)
Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail
- July 21, 2017

For Spieth, everything clicked on Thursday. The pair thought they had done enough with rounds of 65 but Kuchar joined them after a blistering front nine. Rory McIlroy had a heck of a finish to his day on Thursday. McIlroy produced a highly impressive recovery on the back nine to keep himself in contention - ending the day six shots off the pace. (more...)
India set Australia 282 to win after Harmanpreet Kaur hits ton India set Australia 282 to win after Harmanpreet Kaur hits ton
- July 21, 2017

India played four matches including match against New Zealand at the county ground. But at the World Cup, Harmanpreet found herself coming in towards the slog overs and so struggled to get time in the middle. She was the first Indian cricketer - male or female - to earn an overseas franchise Twenty20 gig when she won a contract with Sydney Thunder in the WBBL, something which her captain, Mithali Raj , credits for producing this innings. (more...)
DeGrom wins seventh straight start, Mets top Cardinals 7-3 DeGrom wins seventh straight start, Mets top Cardinals 7-3
- July 21, 2017

Montero is slated to make his fifth start of the season on Tuesday after surrendering one run in two-thirds of an inning of relief against St. Louis in his last outing. Pham's double occurred an inning after Seth Lugo lost his no-bid by allowing a two-out single to right by Greg Garcia. It was also victory No. 1,000 for Colorado at Coors Field. (more...)
Defending champion Stenson and Spieth paired for British Open Defending champion Stenson and Spieth paired for British Open
- July 20, 2017

Few saw Louis Oosthuizen hoisting the Claret Jug in 2010. The latter won the first of his two Opens at Birkdale in 1961, and a plaque sits by the 16th fairway to commemorate a famous shot he hit from a bush on his way to the title.The course has great history and poses a formidable challenge, not least if the weather deteriorates. (more...)
Chicago White Sox to call up Yoan Moncada Chicago White Sox to call up Yoan Moncada
- July 20, 2017

Moncada made his Major League Baseball debut last September with the Boston Red Sox , but it wasn't long before he was shipped to the Windy City as part of the Chris Sale blockbuster. "We feel he is ready for that next challenge that comes at the big-league level", White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. Moncada likely will become the White Sox's starting second baseman, meaning this represents the 22-year-old's first real opportunity to prove himself with his new organization. (more...)
Pablo Sandoval to sign with Giants Pablo Sandoval to sign with Giants
- July 20, 2017

But while teams can not make offers until Sandoval is a free agent, they are allowed to express interest. Thus far this season, Sandoval is hitting just.212 with four homers and 12 RBI. Now headed back to the Giants, Sandoval will try to round into form at Triple-A Sacramento, per Heyman , as he seeks to make a triumphant return to the franchise that previously developed him into one of MLB's most feared hitters. (more...)
Mitchell Trubisky's signing leaves Patrick Mahomes as lone Mitchell Trubisky's signing leaves Patrick Mahomes as lone
- July 20, 2017

With Trubisky's contract finalized, he'll be able to concentrate exclusively on preparing for his rookie season when the Bears start training camp next Wednesday in Bourbonnais. They took care of the contract and just kept saying to me that it was going to get done before training camp. "It feels really relieving and exciting all at the same time", the quarterback from North Carolina said after inking his first National Football League contract. (more...)
Trump and Putin had 'secret' second chat at G20
- July 20, 2017

Principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed " Russia fever" for the questions the White House has faced about the nature of the meeting , which reportedly lasted about an hour. The Trump administration is struggling to improve its relationship with Russian Federation while under pressure from multiple investigations into possible ties between Mr Trump's campaign and Moscow . (more...)
Jurgen Klopp has eyes only for Daniel Sturridge Jurgen Klopp has eyes only for Daniel Sturridge
- July 20, 2017

Both failed to make the grade at Chelsea , though the Egyptian has since starred in Italy and teenager Solanke is regarded as an England worldwide in the making. Klopp revealed that he does not "like to talk too much about single players" and praised the team as a whole for playing "really well". He himself has not won a major trophy since 2012, the second of two back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund. (more...)
Verratti hires Mino Raiola after parting ways with his agent
- July 20, 2017

In spite of that statement - an apology some Barca fans believed Verratti was told to issue or else - reports in the UK believe United could still prise Verratti away from PSG before the window slams shut. This would be positive news for Manchester United, who now have a strong working relationship with Raiola. United scout Jose Mayorga is said to have held preliminary talks with the 24-year-old's representatives to see if he would be tempted by a move to Old Trafford. (more...)
Rory McIlroy hoping to crack the enigma code at Royal Birkdale
- July 20, 2017

It was a telling self-assessment by the four-time major victor, who arrived at Royal Birkdale having missed the cut in three of his last four starts. "Twenty to one?" he said with a laugh. 'There's no real reason for it [not finishing higher since],' he said. "I think everything sort of has its appeal as the first time", he said, "whether it's driving down Magnolia Lane [at the Masters] for the first time or playing in the Open Championship or seeing your name for the first time up on that ... (more...)
Ex-NFL Player James Hardy III's Cause of Death Revealed Ex-NFL Player James Hardy III's Cause of Death Revealed
- July 20, 2017

Chief Investigator Michael Burris said in a statement that the cause of death was asphyxia due to drowning . 31-year-old Hardy was reported missing by his mother on May 30. The autopsy report on former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy has been released. In three seasons, he caught 191 passes for 2,740 yards and 36 touchdowns. (more...)
Police might suspend probe of bar fight linked to Elliott Police might suspend probe of bar fight linked to Elliott
- July 20, 2017

In a statement released Wednesday, the Dallas Police Department said it has "made several attempts to contact the victim through various ways but at this time have not been able to make contact". "As you well know, because of his style and personality, it's like a rock star wherever he goes in terms of attention", Jones told the team's official website. (more...)
Ross Barkley not demanding record Tottenham contract as transfer saga continues Ross Barkley not demanding record Tottenham contract as transfer saga continues
- July 20, 2017

The Everton contract rebel has been touted with moving to the capital this summer as interest from Spurs supposedly gathers pace, but any deal to take him to north London has already been scuppered by the Toffees' alleged £50m asking price. (more...)