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California top pick for Pac-12 in preseason poll California top pick for Pac-12 in preseason poll
- July 27, 2017

Washington landed the other 49 first-place votes. Washington, the defending conference championship and coming off an appearance in the College Football Playoff, received 22 votes as title-game champion. USC hasn't won the Pac-12 since 2008, but with quarterback Sam Darnold at the helm, the Trojans are certainly the favorites this year. The USC Trojans, last year's conference runner-up and Rose Bowl champion were picked to finish first in the South , as they garnered a total of 309 ... (more...)
FDA, CDC say Papayas Possible Source of Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak FDA, CDC say Papayas Possible Source of Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak
- July 27, 2017

New Jersey Department of Health spokeswoman Nicole Kirgan told New Jersey 101.5 there have been 12 cases in the state alone in Passaic, Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Union, Middlesex and Morris counties. Twelve of the victims had symptoms so severe they required hospitalization. Recall effectiveness checks are already underway by Grande Produce. Restaurants and retailers can ask their supplier. (more...)
Bitcoin fraud suspect Vinnik charged by USA grand jury Bitcoin fraud suspect Vinnik charged by USA grand jury
- July 27, 2017

The 38-year-old was detained in Chalkidiki, northern Greece , on Tuesday. The alleged operator of cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e was also revealed to be a chief suspect of involvement in the former MtGox theft, which roiled the industry some years ago, according to a recent report . (more...)
Gerard Pique says Barcelona players are begging Neymar to stay Gerard Pique says Barcelona players are begging Neymar to stay
- July 27, 2017

Only Ney can say what will happen, but I hope he stays. "What I can say is that Neymar is a very good player, amazing". Gerard Pique yesterday admitted he did not know for sure whether Neymar will stay or go. "He's not going to be better anywhere else". On the other hand, with the media circus happening around him, people advising him, trying to persuade or dissuade him, you still have Neymar himself. (more...)
Is There Any Way the Dallas Cowboys Can Win Super Bowl 52? Is There Any Way the Dallas Cowboys Can Win Super Bowl 52?
- July 27, 2017

The Cowboys flirted with the idea of adding a veteran but decided the price, either in money or draft picks, was too high. "I mean, those things are being handled in house", Prescott said ( via the Star-Telegram ). At the time of his injury, Smith was the best defensive player in the country and arguably the best linebacker prospect in years. Now that teams have a full year of tape on the QB the pressure is on Prescott not to show any signs of regression in Year Two. (more...)
MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees making progress on deal for Sonny Gray MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees making progress on deal for Sonny Gray
- July 27, 2017

However, the tides have turned as the Yankees are moving ahead to snatch Gray. In fielding inqueries from the Nationals, Astros, Cubs and Brewers , among other teams, the Athletics have stressed that a young centerfielder must be part of what they receive in return. (more...)
Chargers acquire QB Cardale Jones from Bills for conditional 7th-round pick Chargers acquire QB Cardale Jones from Bills for conditional 7th-round pick
- July 27, 2017

Along with Peterman and Taylor in the Bills quarterback room is recently signed veteran T.J. Yates. He slipped to the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, where Buffalo snagged him 139th overall. The Bills, meanwhile, still have some options at quarterback to back up Tyrod Taylor . As for the Chargers , the addition of Jones all but ends their search for a backup quarterback. (more...)
Liverpool reportedly have to beat off competition from Arsenal for £50million man Liverpool reportedly have to beat off competition from Arsenal for £50million man
- July 27, 2017

Mahrez has reportedly been unhappy at Leicester so has been linked with a move away for much of the summer. Gonalons, who joined Roma from Lyon this month, has backed his new club's reported pursuit of the 2015-16 Premier League victor. (more...)
Join live chat from Big Ten Media Days Join live chat from Big Ten Media Days
- July 26, 2017

Delany was joined on stage by FOX's Larry Jones and ESPN's Burke Magnus as he fielded questions about 6-year pacts with ESPN/ABC and FOX for football and CBS for men's basketball. Seven first-team scholars maintained ideal 4.0 GPAs, including four from the Big Ten in Michigan's Christopher Krystek, Nebraska's Evan Hymanson and Chris Stephenson, and Penn State's Noah Roberson. (more...)
Patriots wideout Andrew Hawkins opts to retire Patriots wideout Andrew Hawkins opts to retire
- July 26, 2017

Hawkins also announced Tuesday that he will donate his brain after his death to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The 31-year-old undrafted free agent out of Toledo played three seasons each with the Bengals and Browns. "Obvious [the Patriots] were disappointed". (more...)
Vincent Kompany hopes Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy fit in at City Vincent Kompany hopes Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy fit in at City
- July 26, 2017

Roma are also in the United States and play Tottenham in New Jersey on Tuesday. "We have many options for people, players coming, but until the deal is done out of respect for the other clubs I can not say absolutely anything", he said. Mendy is City's fifth major signing of the summer and takes their spending to more than £200m. We are all delighted to have him here at Manchester City . (more...)
IOS 11 prevents your iPhone from automatically connecting to patchy Wi-Fi IOS 11 prevents your iPhone from automatically connecting to patchy Wi-Fi
- July 26, 2017

In simpler words, an attacker could've gained remote access to your device without you knowing and could use your device and even steal your data. As The Verge notes, this isn't exactly a new feature to the world of smartphones. Artenstein spent a long time studying Broadpwn, to see how it works and how users can get protected against it. Apart from Apple devices, other smartphone brands are likely to be affected by the same vulnerability. (more...)
Yankees ground into a rare run-scoring triple play Yankees ground into a rare run-scoring triple play
- July 26, 2017

Todd Frazier definitely did that when he grounded into a triple play against his former team, the Cincinnati Reds . By the time the outs were recorded, Matt Holliday scored from third after opening the inning with a single. Montgomery allowed one run and two hits in 6 2/3 innings. Minnesota scored all six of those runs in the bottom of the second inning, with Zack Granite and Eduardo Escobar each contributing run-scoring singles and Miguel Sano launching a three-run bomb. (more...)
Manchester United's deal for Ivan Perisic hinges on including Anthony Martial Manchester United's deal for Ivan Perisic hinges on including Anthony Martial
- July 26, 2017

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has responded to ongoing speculation linking Ivan Perisic with Manchester United , telling reporters to talk to him about the Red Devils' supposed interest and reminding the Croat he has to respect his current contract. (more...)
Spieth rallies to win Open Championship Spieth rallies to win Open Championship
- July 26, 2017

And there were plenty of low scores offered on this day at Royal Birkdale. After lengthy discussions with rules officials, Spieth struck his next shot at the 13th from a practice area but, unlike in his Masters meltdown, the incident seemed to inspire him. (more...)
Jack Wilshere wanted at Swansea by Paul Clement Jack Wilshere wanted at Swansea by Paul Clement
- July 26, 2017

President Ali Safak Ozturk reveals that Antalyaspor are in the race to sign Jack Wilshere from Arsenal , but will find it "difficult" to meet his rumoured £20m valuation. The Swans are said to be in the hunt for a central midfielder - the club being linked to Huddersfield's youngster Phillip Billing and West Brom's Nacer Chadli, as well as Las Palmas attacking midfielder Jonathan Viera. (more...)
Rory McIlroy: Open finish boost for US PGA Championship Rory McIlroy: Open finish boost for US PGA Championship
- July 26, 2017

The US PGA takes place at Quail Hollow in North Carolina from 10-13 August. The 23-year-old Texan, who won the Masters and the US Open in 2015, clinched his first Major in exactly two years and after eight Majors. That evoked memories of Seve Ballesteros playing from a temporary auto park on the right of the 16th hole at Royal Lytham on the way to his first Open title in 1979. (more...)
Ledecky eyeing record 12th gold Ledecky eyeing record 12th gold
- July 26, 2017

Xu Jiayu touched first in the 100 backstroke, beating Americans Matt Grevers and reigning Olympic champion Ryan Murphy , who settled for silver and bronze. Also qualifying for the men's 400 free final were China's Sun Yang , South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and Australia's Mack Horton. "I trained very well before the competition and I have high expectations about my results", said the 21-year-old, who suffered setbacks in recent years. (more...)
Brain disease affects 99% of National Football League players, finds research Brain disease affects 99% of National Football League players, finds research
- July 26, 2017

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative disease of the brain and is associated with repeated head traumas like concussions . "The objective of the brain bank was to comprehensively examine the neuropathology and clinical presentation of brain donors considered at risk of development of CTE", doctors wrote in their report . (more...)
Kenneth Dixon tears meniscus, needs surgery Kenneth Dixon tears meniscus, needs surgery
- July 26, 2017

He won't be eligible to play until Week 5 anyway, so any recovery time will mostly overlap with his suspension and not dramatically affect Dixon's availability in the big picture of the coming season. The Ravens signed tailback Bobby Rainey to replace Dixon on the roster, per The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec . Rainey was an undrafted rookie out of Western Kentucky, signing with the Ravens in 2012. (more...)