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MLB Suspends Umpire Following Comments He Made in June MLB Suspends Umpire Following Comments He Made in June
- August 10, 2017

Beltre said that he did not feel West needed to be suspended for his comments and that the umpire had told him in July during a series he umpired where the Rangers were playing, that he was just kidding. I told him, "You may be a great ballplayer, but you're the worst umpire in the league". Now West has been handed something that he can complain about - a suspension for three games because of the comments he made about Beltre. (more...)
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman Signs Five-Year Extension Falcons RB Devonta Freeman Signs Five-Year Extension
- August 10, 2017

He will be the highest paid running back until Le'Von Bell signs his deal with the Pittsburgh Stealers. The deal also features $17.3 million fully guaranteed at signing as well as $22 million in guarantees, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport . (more...)
David Griffin standing behind Kyrie Irving's Cavaliers trade request David Griffin standing behind Kyrie Irving's Cavaliers trade request
- August 10, 2017

Harper, who was drafted by Cleveland and went on to win three National Basketball Association championships with the Chicago Bulls and two with the Los Angeles Lakers, took issue with that. But rest assured, Sir Charles has something to say about Kyrie Irving's trade request . Charles Barkley recently weighed in on the current situation in Cleveland, specifically Kyrie Irving's request to be traded from the Cavaliers because he's exhausted of paying under LeBron's shadow. (more...)
Woods to enter DUI program for first-time offenders Woods to enter DUI program for first-time offenders
- August 10, 2017

Woods' lawyers and the prosecutors on the case have reportedly reached a plea agreement . The diversion program is offered to first time offenders of less serious crimes, perhaps a DUI which did not cause an accident or did not have children in the auto. (more...)
MLB Players Get Nickname Jerseys Later This Month MLB Players Get Nickname Jerseys Later This Month
- August 10, 2017

Players will also be able to wear elaborate-colored shoes, batting gloves, wristbands, etc. Players will choose their nicknames ahead of the Players Weekend, which will be included on jerseys that fans can purchase. "These games will allow the players to thank those who were important in their lives while showcasing their personality in a fun way that fits baseball's community-driven focus". (more...)
US Sanctions Mexican Soccer Star Rafael Marquez and 21 Others US Sanctions Mexican Soccer Star Rafael Marquez and 21 Others
- August 10, 2017

The Treasury Department said in a statement that it would also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a soccer team and casino. According to the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, nine different companies associated with Marquez - including multiple charitable organizations - are suspected of holding assets for Hernandez, or members of his organization. (more...)
Mayweather Vows To Make McGregor Pay For 'Monkeys' Comment Mayweather Vows To Make McGregor Pay For 'Monkeys' Comment
- August 10, 2017

Rodriguez stole the show with a flying knee that TKO'd his opponent Jamelle Jones. Each sport's reputation is on the line. "But this is the Mayweather two years ago, not the Mayweather that is retired". "This is a very tough task that he's taking on", he said. Melendez is intrigued by the match-up and will be tuning in to see the mega-fight. A win over Mayweather obviously would be monumental - and might even necessitate a rematch, meaning the paydays would be off the charts for all ... (more...)
Rafa Benitez reveals his unhappiness at Newcastle's transfer efforts Rafa Benitez reveals his unhappiness at Newcastle's transfer efforts
- August 10, 2017

Certainly the Spaniard would not be short on offers should he decide his future was away from St James' Park. Rafa Benitez admits he has grown frustrated with Newcastle's transfer business this summer, but he remains fully committed to the club."It is very hard because the prices are insane", Benitez said . (more...)
Sports Betting: Will Alexis Sanchez Stay Or Will He Leave Arsenal?
- August 10, 2017

Arsene Wenger has ruled Alexis Sanchez out of Arsenal's Premier League opener with Leicester City and says Per Mertesacker , Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are all doubts. Wenger was asked about PSG's interest and said he had not spoken with the club's chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi in "a long time" and he does not expect to hear from him. (more...)
Poppy's in England squad for World Cup opener Poppy's in England squad for World Cup opener
- August 10, 2017

There was still time for Australia to make it a nervy finish with a late score, but Ireland showed composure to see out the last five minutes and claim a crucial opening win at the Women's Rugby World Cup. England boss Middleton added: 'We are really happy with the way our tournament preparation has gone and the squad have worked really hard over the past number of months. (more...)
Jaguars may not let Branden Albert return after retirement, report says Jaguars may not let Branden Albert return after retirement, report says
- August 10, 2017

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because neither side has publicly discussed details about Albert's potential return. Jacksonville placed Albert on the exempt/left squad list last week. He skipped most of Jacksonville's offseason program because he wanted a new contract. (more...)
Latavius Murray activated from the PUP list Latavius Murray activated from the PUP list
- August 09, 2017

The Vikings released their first depth chart of training camp on Monday, and the former star from Miami who left Tallahassee as one of the best to wear the garnet and gold was in a prime spot. "When we're in there, I want us to be crisp in and out of the huddle". "We just have to go, and if something happens we have to regroup". "I thought the running game was better, but we still have to get better with that", Zimmer added. (more...)
Patriots Give Super Bowl Ring To Tom Brady's Mother Patriots Give Super Bowl Ring To Tom Brady's Mother
- August 09, 2017

Tom Brady already has a line of sleepwear with Under Armour, his own at-home meal kits, a sports therapy center and a self-help/fitness book coming out in September, but the New England Patriots quarterback might have another opportunity on his list this season. (more...)
Much of Rural Nevada Left With Zero ObamaCare Options in 2018 Much of Rural Nevada Left With Zero ObamaCare Options in 2018
- August 09, 2017

The major insurer, which now offers Blue Cross Blue Shield plans on 14 states' exchanges, cited the continued volatility of the individual marketplaces as the reason for its decision. Brian Sandoval, who called Anthem's decision "a significant blow to the state's individual marketplace". Earlier this month Anthem revealed that they will pull out of 16 of 19 regions in California in 2018. (more...)
AC Milan signing Andrea Conti: Ibrahimovic would be very welcome
- August 09, 2017

Developers ISBIT GAMES describe the game as "fast paced" and "action packed", and promise it will "challenge gamers' expectations and create innovative gameplay experiences". When asked about Ibrahimovic, Mourinho stated: " He has no contract but he is closer to Manchester ". United's executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has already signed off more than £145m for new signings this summer, with the £75m Lukaku and £40m Matic acquisitions added to by the £30m deal to sign Victor Lindelhof. (more...)
Why it is time to reduce Test matches to four days Why it is time to reduce Test matches to four days
- August 09, 2017

Even though the century stand appeared to cause some panic briefly, it now remains just a matter of time before the home side complete a 3-1 win. Anderson was a rare bright spot for Root's side, collecting his 300th Test scalp in England when Dean Elgar cracked him to backward point, bagging his 22nd five-wicket haul in Tests and seventh at Trent Bridge. (more...)
Marvin Lewis Taking Time Away from Bengals to Deal with Health Issue Marvin Lewis Taking Time Away from Bengals to Deal with Health Issue
- August 09, 2017

Before training camp began, Lewis heaped praise on his longtime assistant's ability to connect with the team. The Bengals announced the news after Lewis was mysteriously absent from Tuesday's practice. Simmons has been on Lewis' staff since Lewis was hired in Cincinnati in 2003. Stacey Dales of NFL Network reported Lewis has a Baker's cyst in his ankle. (more...)
How will William Byron fare in NASCAR Cup — NASCAR America How will William Byron fare in NASCAR Cup — NASCAR America
- August 09, 2017

The Brickyard 400 victor was released from the final year of his contract, allowing him to pursue another Cup ride for 2018. Along with seven-time Cup champion and team mainstay Jimmie Johnson , 41, it also consists of Byron, Alex Bowman , 24, and Chase Elliott , 21, none of whom have competed in more than two full Cup seasons. (more...)
Packers gave Hall of Famer Kurt Warner his first National Football League opportunity Packers gave Hall of Famer Kurt Warner his first National Football League opportunity
- August 09, 2017

This was my one chance". "But there's only one who's logged as many miles and made as many sacrifices". He's now one of three quarterbacks in National Football League history to make Super Bowl starts with two different franchises (Craig Morton, Peyton Manning & Warner). (more...)
United back in for Spurs star; Chelsea chase Mourinho target
- August 09, 2017

However, Spurs may be reluctant to sanction a deal for the 27-year-old after having already sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50m ($65m). Rose is still out of action after undergoing surgery on a knee injury towards the end of last season, while Kieran Trippier picked up a knock during pre-season. (more...)