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Deal resolves Australia pay dispute Deal resolves Australia pay dispute
- August 04, 2017

The parties have agreed on a modified revenue-sharing model that will provide players 30% of agreed revenue, consisting of 27.5% of forecast revenue streams. Earlier, the players chose to boycott the Australia A tour of South Africa following Cricket Australia's failure to take any action to resolve a bitter pay dispute between the two governing bodies. (more...)
Blade-runner Oscar Pistorius is rushed to hospital with 'chest pains' Blade-runner Oscar Pistorius is rushed to hospital with 'chest pains'
- August 04, 2017

Meanwhile a family spokesperson Johan van Wyk told The Citizen website that Pistorius was "okay". Further information received was that Pistorius was treated by medical personnel at the hospital's prison ward and discharged at around 2pm. (more...)
Kristaps Porzingis is back to loving Knicks for life Kristaps Porzingis is back to loving Knicks for life
- August 04, 2017

After there was speculation that Anthony would waive his no trade clause in a deal sending him to the Cleveland Cavaliers or Rockets , Anthony informed the New York Knicks that the Cavaliers are off the table according to Marc Berman of the New York Post . (more...)
Bruce Smith praises Myles Garrett: 'Mature beyond his years' Bruce Smith praises Myles Garrett: 'Mature beyond his years'
- August 04, 2017

The first 2 snaps on 11 on 11 saw Thomas handle Garrett easily and tell him, "nice try" after a failed bull rush on one of the snaps. The Browns and Smith relish the opportunity for Garrett to learn as much as he can from Thomas. If anybody can give him some good instruction on what they have seen through the years it is going to be Joe, and then it is good for Joe to go against somebody with that kind of explosion and that kind of speed and quickness". (more...)
Sharapova wins first WTA match in USA since 2015 Sharapova wins first WTA match in USA since 2015
- August 04, 2017

The Russian made a comeback from an eight-week absence with a leg problem to win her first-round encounter with Jennifer Brady in Stanford on Monday. Sharapova was scheduled to play Lesia Tsurenko Wednesday, so the seventh-seeded Ukrainian advanced to the quarterfinals with the walkover. Canadian 17-year-old Bianca Andreescu will receive the wildcard entry vacated by Sharapova . (more...)
Happ strikes out 10, Blue Jays top White Sox 5-1 Happ strikes out 10, Blue Jays top White Sox 5-1
- August 03, 2017

A win in the rubber match would give Chicago (41-63) its first series victory since taking two out of three against the Texas Rangers from June 30-July 2. For that start, he said there's a chance they may stretch out Joe Biagini again. I expected the Astros and Indians to do more to bolster their squads, but they both fell short. (more...)
Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper claims he was surprised by full-time role Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper claims he was surprised by full-time role
- August 03, 2017

Hooper was delighted to be handed the armband and now the 25-year-old is looking forward to leading out his side against the All Blacks later this month. He has an enormous challenge in front of him after Australia slipped to fourth in the world rankings following a shock home loss to Scotland in June. (more...)
Bangladesh tour depends on MoU: Smith Bangladesh tour depends on MoU: Smith
- August 03, 2017

CA chief executive James Sutherland said last week that unless intensive negotiations over a revenue-sharing deal produced a compromise by early this week , his organisation would seek the intervention of an industrial umpire to resolve the impasse. (more...)
Manchester United complete signing of midfielder Matic Manchester United complete signing of midfielder Matic
- August 03, 2017

New Manchester United signing Nemanja Matic is eager to live up to the success enjoyed by compatriot Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford. "I am delighted to have joined Manchester United ", Matic said on United's official site. Matic , who turns 29 on Tuesday, has signed a three-year contract with the option of another season after agreeing to reunite with Mourinho , who took him to Stamford Bridge for £21m in 2014. (more...)
Rory McIlroy confirms split from long-term caddie JP Fitzgerald Rory McIlroy confirms split from long-term caddie JP Fitzgerald
- August 03, 2017

Diamond is one of Rory's oldest and closest friends, a fill-in caddie for McIlroy in the past. " I was getting very hard on him on the golf course and I didn't want to treat anyone like that, but sometimes this game drives you to that". (more...)
Poland's Kubica back on F1 track Poland's Kubica back on F1 track
- August 03, 2017

Kubica, driving a contemporary F1 vehicle for the first time since his career was interrupted by a rallying crash in 2011, clocked up 142 laps, across 20 stints, with a best time of 1m18.572s, 1.448s adrift of Vettel. Lando Norris, who is driving for McLaren in Hungary as part of his prize for winning the 2016 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, was the Ferrari's closest challenger, though his best lap was on ultra-softs compared to Vettel's super-softs. (more...)
Arsene Wenger's update on Lacazette's injury
- August 03, 2017

Lacazette was later replaced by Alex Iwobi with 12 minutes to play and appeared to be limping as he walked off the pitch, but Wenger played down fears over the France international's fitness. Arsene Wenger has predicted it will become increasingly normal for players to run down their contracts, as he suggested Mesut Ozil was doing at Arsenal , and he believes it may have the short-term benefit of driving an improvement in their performances. (more...)
Sergio Ramos: I hope Neymar leaves Barcelona
- August 03, 2017

In only the second meeting between Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid outside of their home country, Barcelona bested their rivals 3-2 to win the International Champions before a big crowd in Miami, Florida. After the match, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde did not give too much away about Neymar's future despite all the speculation and apparent emotion. (more...)
Neymar to leave Barcelona: Messi's farewell and other goodbyes Neymar to leave Barcelona: Messi's farewell and other goodbyes
- August 03, 2017

Barcelona tweeted shortly after the radio report that Neymar did not train on Wednesday with the permission of the coach. Fans, (reportedly) teammates and the press alike have all been driven to the end of their rope with Neymar's ambivalence, but it seems as if Neymar's tenure has come to an end. (more...)
Former Belmont star Ian Clark signs with New Orleans Pelicans Former Belmont star Ian Clark signs with New Orleans Pelicans
- August 03, 2017

He shot 49 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range. The New Orleans Pelicans keep adding players to their roster. Entering free agency, several media experts said Clark was expected to land a multi-year deal worth several million dollars, but the market around him fizzled, despite reported interest from the Milwaukee Bucks. (more...)
McGregor warns Mayweather: 'I am coming sprinting at you with bricks' McGregor warns Mayweather: 'I am coming sprinting at you with bricks'
- August 03, 2017

In UFC , the gloves are a lot lighter, thus giving Mayweather a significant advantage over McGregor - something that had riled 29-year-old. He closes his comment by saying, "I am coming sprinting at you with bricks". His unorthodox approach promises to present a puzzle for Mayweather to solve, bringing the markedly different MMA striking into the T-Mobile Arena. (more...)
Pete Rose is toxic again after repulsive allegations Pete Rose is toxic again after repulsive allegations
- August 03, 2017

Fans holding tickets for Friday, August 11 or Saturday, August 12 can exchange their tickets for any remaining 2017 game or receive a refund at any Citizens Bank Park sales window or by mailing their tickets to The Phillies at One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148. (more...)
Barcelona forward Neymar tells teammates he is leaving for PSG Barcelona forward Neymar tells teammates he is leaving for PSG
- August 03, 2017

After Barca confirmed Neymar had informed the club of his desire to leave and missed training on Wednesday to sort out his future, PSG right-back Meunier took to Twitter. Speculation over the 25-year-old's future has dominated the first few weeks of new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde's reign with PSG reportedly willing to pay Neymar's 222 million euro (R3.4-billion) buyout clause. (more...)
Nathan Ake defends Bournemouth move after Antonio Conte's plea to Chelsea youngsters
- August 03, 2017

Ake impressed in his 12 appearances on loan at Bournemouth in the first half of last season and was subsequently recalled by Conte in January. The Evening Standard has claimed that Chelsea are close to finalising the transfer of two or three players. (more...)
Kohli's opener conundrum ahead of second Test Kohli's opener conundrum ahead of second Test
- August 03, 2017

However, Rangana Herath's availability for the second Test is still uncertain. Talking about Herath and Thirimanne, Chandimal said: "Rangana is a legend. He also scored a fluent 59 against India in the lone warm-up match ahead of the three-match series. Expected playing XI : India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul , Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane , R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya , Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami. (more...)