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Twins close to acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from Braves Twins close to acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from Braves
- July 22, 2017

FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed Garcia is on the move. Garcia is a free agent after this season and now sports a 3-7 record in 17 starts with a 4.33 ERA. While the Twins have received just two quality starts in their past nine tries, Garcia turned in eight quality starts in a span of 10 outings through mid-June. (more...)
McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start
- July 22, 2017

He had reason to believe his reign would last as long as he wanted it to. "The wind is so strong but one of the great things about this new Taylormade ball I'm play is that it goes through the wind so I'm not afraid to light it up in the air and in the wind", McIlroy said. (more...)
Hugh Freeze resigns as head coach at Ole Miss Hugh Freeze resigns as head coach at Ole Miss
- July 22, 2017

Ole Miss OL coach Matt Luke has been named the team's interim head coach. His ultimate downfall came after school officials investigated Freeze's phone records and found misconduct. When pressed to explain Freeze's conduct, Bjork said the school needed to "protect that information". There is no buyout for Freeze since he stepped down of his own volition. (more...)
Team set to meet with free agent Derrick Rose Team set to meet with free agent Derrick Rose
- July 22, 2017

Milwaukee Bucks: Projecting the roster's rankings for National Basketball Association 2K18 ( read here): With ratings starting to trickle out, Lukas Harkins projected how the Bucks' players will fare when the latest edition of the National Basketball Association 2K videogame series is released in the coming months. (more...)
Van Niekerk: I'm just doing me Van Niekerk: I'm just doing me
- July 22, 2017

He will be up against South African Akani Simbine and American Chris Belcher - two of the fastest men in the world this year. Van Niekerk, the Olympic and world 400m champion, will also do the 200m at the world championships in London next month, but the Jamaican has dropped the 200m for his final season to focus on the 100m. (more...)
Southampton Have Not Received Transfer Request From Liverpool Target Virgil van Dijk Southampton Have Not Received Transfer Request From Liverpool Target Virgil van Dijk
- July 22, 2017

Southampton have been defiant that they won't sell van Dijk this summer but it will be hard for them to maintain that stance if the player is now clearly agitating for a move. 'The boy said that he is not available to play because he wants to leave, ' Pellegrino told the Daily Echo . It seems the German coach has every reason to be hopeful as the Mirror are citing a report from The Sun that claims van Dijk has now informed Southampton he still wants to join Liverpool this summer. (more...)
English Premier League champions Chelsea confirm signing of Alvaro Morata
- July 22, 2017

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has confirmed that there's no way back for forward Diego Costa at the club this summer after relationship between the two broke down. "For sure this transfer market is a insane market, but it is not only for this season but for the future seasons", Conte said. Chelsea have reached an agreement to buy Spain worldwide striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a reported 80 million euros, the two clubs announced on Wednesday. (more...)
Paris Saint-Germain Nail Down Strategy To Do Alexis Sanchez Deal Paris Saint-Germain Nail Down Strategy To Do Alexis Sanchez Deal
- July 22, 2017

Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez has arrived in Paris to finalise personal terms with French giants Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a proposed move, according to Canal Supporters . Contact between the club and Sanchez's representatives has intensified in recent weeks, but as part of their strategy to sign him, PSG are looking to quickly find an agreement with the player first. (more...)
National Football League suspends Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones for season opener National Football League suspends Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones for season opener
- July 22, 2017

Jones pleaded guilty to a second-degree misdemeanor in May stemming from an early January incident at Cincinnati hotel. The NFL says the suspension was for a violation of its personal conduct policy. The league also said his actions reflected poorly on him, his family, the Bengals and the NFL. Jones met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in NY last week and, according to profootballtalk.com, the league's letter to Jones upbraided him for his actions before and after the arrest. (more...)
Panthers sign OG Turner to four-year extension Panthers sign OG Turner to four-year extension
- July 22, 2017

That contract contains the seventh-highest overall compensation among guards, per Spotrac , as well as the fourth-highest average annual salary and the ninth-highest guarantee. Carolina selected Turner in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now at the position, Kevin Zeitler of the Cleveland Browns leads the pack with his contract of $60 million over five years, which he signed this offseason. (more...)
Open Championship: Sergio Garcia hurts himself while slamming club Open Championship: Sergio Garcia hurts himself while slamming club
- July 22, 2017

Garcia immediately grabbed his shoulder, made bogey on the hole and looked like he was in pain for the next couple of holes. While eventually finishing his second round effort, Garcia did meet with the tournament's medical staff on the seventh hole while admitting that his right shoulder still felt sore after completing Friday's allotted 18 holes. (more...)
Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cubs want Yu Darvish Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cubs want Yu Darvish
- July 22, 2017

An All-Star for the fourth time in his major league career this year, Darvish is projected to be one of the top pitchers available on the free-agent market this upcoming offseason. The Cubs acquired left-hander Jose Quintana from the White Sox last week and now sit just one game back in the National League Central behind a six-game winning streak paired with the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game skid. (more...)
Eric Dier No Longer A Manchester United Transfer Target Eric Dier No Longer A Manchester United Transfer Target
- July 21, 2017

The same report states that Manchester United are ready to make one more bid but Tottenham are seemingly ready to hold firm and don't want to cash in on the England global. The final Manchester United offer for Eric Dier? And according to The Sun , Mourinho is determined to land Chelsea star Matic this summer. The club initially baulked at Spurs' £50m valuation of the Englishman earlier this summer and placed emphasis on securing Nemanja Matic instead. (more...)
Monaco accuse clubs of making 'unauthorised' Kylian Mbappe approach Monaco accuse clubs of making 'unauthorised' Kylian Mbappe approach
- July 21, 2017

The rising interest in the player has seen several clubs make contact with the striker or his entourage in recent months, something that has enraged Monaco who are keen to hold onto the player . The extraordinary statement went on to say that Monaco "want to remind these clubs that such actions are contrary" to French and global regulations. (more...)
Spieth delighted with Open start Spieth delighted with Open start
- July 21, 2017

The two-time major victor, who won at the Travelers Championship last month, was particularly pleased with his composure and driving off the tee. "I didn't hit many fairways", Garcia said. Justin Thomas, sporting a classic collar-and-tie, produced golf to complement his stylish outfit and an eagle at the 17th lifted him alongside Poulter, and they were later joined by English journeyman Richard Bland, rising Canadian star Austin Connelly, Charley Hoffman and Rafa Cabrera Bello. (more...)
Wojciech Szczesny completes transfer to Juventus from Arsenal Wojciech Szczesny completes transfer to Juventus from Arsenal
- July 21, 2017

The Polish goalkeeper is believed to be the subject of a £13m deal , which will see the 27-year-old become Gianluigi Buffon's backup. After finding his feet in London, the Polish worldwide made his debut in September 2009 in a 2-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion in the English League Cup. (more...)
Carolina Panthers release OT Michael Oher ahead of training camp Carolina Panthers release OT Michael Oher ahead of training camp
- July 21, 2017

Oher also missed voluntary organized team activities and met with team doctors during the first day of Carolina's mandatory minicamp last month, but did not participate in workouts. Oher's eight-season, 110-game National Football League career began with Baltimore in 2009. Oher said he "hated to hear" the news about Gettleman, "and for the people who were happy and had something to do with it downstairs (front office), Karma's a MF!" While Oher did not necessarily live up to the hype as an ... (more...)
Mattia De Sciglio joins Juventus as a replacement for Dani Alves Mattia De Sciglio joins Juventus as a replacement for Dani Alves
- July 21, 2017

Italy worldwide Bonucci , capped 70 times, made 319 appearances for the Turin club. Milan manager Vincenzo Montella was delighted after pulling off the shock transfer and described Bonucci as one of the two best centre backs in world football. (more...)
Monaco reject Manchester City bid for Benjamin Mendy
- July 21, 2017

Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen his squad in wide areas and City forked out a hefty £50m for Tottenham's Kyle Walker. But the offer was categorically rejected by the French champions, according to The Telegraph , because they want the same fee as City paid for Walker. (more...)
England new boy Westley grateful for 'role model' Cook's example England new boy Westley grateful for 'role model' Cook's example
- July 21, 2017

But he told me he was very proud, and sad he might have to nip around the back of the scaffolding to shed a tear - in a monotone way, obviously". One of the big things is his demeanour, not just as a batsman but also as a person. Westley, whose name has often been mentioned in dispatches in recent seasons, has enjoyed a timely prolific run with three centuries in his last six first-class innings, the most recent being an unbeaten 106 for England Lions against the South Africans. (more...)