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Robert Byrd: Profile of 74-year-old Mayweather vs McGregor fight referee Robert Byrd: Profile of 74-year-old Mayweather vs McGregor fight referee
- August 22, 2017

McGregor's odds have also been slashed in the United Kingdom - down from the likes of 11/2 to 3/1 - with one Londoner even placing a £100k bet on the Irishman to emerge victorious. "I'm not like any other mixed martial artist". He is one of the most highly successful athletes in the world. Sky TV customers can order the pay-per-view for the fight here. (more...)
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies, aged 91 Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies, aged 91
- August 22, 2017

A number of celebrities, including Robert De Niro , Jim Carrey , Whoopi Goldberg , have paid their respects to Jerry Lewis on social media following the comedian's death. Lewis's earlier movies with Dean Martin, shaped the future performer's youthful sensibilities. Writer-actor Marlon Wayans, Will & Grace's Sean Hayes and stand-up comedian Dane Cook referred to Lewis as a hero and mentor. (more...)
Tottenham striker Harry Kane: Shut transfer window before season starts Tottenham striker Harry Kane: Shut transfer window before season starts
- August 22, 2017

ANTONIO CONTE believes Marcos Alonso should still score more goals despite his match-winning brace against Tottenham yesterday. Spurs looked to be heading towards a point, but Alonso popped up with another goal to give Chelsea all three points, leaving many with questions over Tottenham's impending fortunes at Wembley Stadium. (more...)
National Basketball Association investigates Lakers for alleged tampering with George National Basketball Association investigates Lakers for alleged tampering with George
- August 22, 2017

He was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis on June 30. Longtime NBA reporter Peter Vecsey originally broke the story on Saturday before the NBA's press release confirmed the investigation on Sunday. (more...)
Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson From Mets, Bolster Loaded Outfield Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson From Mets, Bolster Loaded Outfield
- August 22, 2017

There has been a glut in the outfield for quite a few years, but injuries to Andre Ethier, Scott Van Slyke, and Andew Toles meant that Chris Taylor an infielder was converted into an outfielder this season. Despite a low batting average overall (.228) Granderson's power numbers are still up. Rhame, 24, went 0-2 with two saves and 4.31 ERA in 41 games this year with Triple-A Oklahoma City. (more...)
A Large Group of NYPD Officers Rallied In Support of Colin Kaepernick A Large Group of NYPD Officers Rallied In Support of Colin Kaepernick
- August 21, 2017

He admitted not being a football fan, but said he felt it was important to support Kaepernick for his stance. The unusual show of support from police comes as a second wave of protests, modeled after what Kaepernick did last season in the name of "black people and people of color", is building in the NFL. (more...)
Barcelona 2-0 Real Betis Barcelona 2-0 Real Betis
- August 21, 2017

Several Barcelona fans held up a large black and white banner in the stands that read "nothing will break us", a line from club's anthem. "It's an extraordinary and terrible situation and we show our absolute solidarity with the victims of the two attacks", Valverde said. (more...)
Crawford KOs Indongo to unify titles Crawford KOs Indongo to unify titles
- August 21, 2017

There had been some question marks regarding the punch power of Whyte especially after two of his previous three fights went the scheduled distance, but he used his stateside debut to firmly remove any doubts on the matter. Being a Top Rank fighter it isn't too wild to predict that his welterweight debut will come against the victor of the Manny Pacquiao - Jeff Horn rematch. (more...)
Liberty Graduates to return diplomas protesting President Trump Liberty Graduates to return diplomas protesting President Trump
- August 21, 2017

It was the first time Trump had called out the hate groups by name. They clashed with protesters opposed to their message of hate in the streets, leading to the death of three people - a counter-protester who was mowed down by a vehicle and two Virginia State Police officers who died when their helicopter crashed. (more...)
Mitch Trubisky again outplays Mike Glennon Mitch Trubisky again outplays Mike Glennon
- August 21, 2017

Both organization will play their starters longer than the preseason opener last week, but this is still the dress rehearsal, so we should expect to see them both conclude the contest with the backups. Rookie Mitch Trubisky came on late in the third quarter. He found running back Benny Cunningham on a 6-yard TD pass early in the fourth for a 24-14 lead. (more...)
49ers' Foster limited in practice with shoulder injury 49ers' Foster limited in practice with shoulder injury
- August 20, 2017

Foster, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was selected by San Francisco in the first round (31st overall pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft back in April. It is a crowded practice field, as both rosters have 90 players. There are not quarterbacks growing on trees out there. We know he hasn't been on it very long. (more...)
Halep, Muguruza in quarters at WTA Cincinnati Masters Halep, Muguruza in quarters at WTA Cincinnati Masters
- August 20, 2017

I just have to come here and give it everything I have". The final will be the first on American soil for Muguruza, who lost to Pliskova in last year's semi-finals. Elina Svitolina's great year continued as she defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup in Toronto. "For sure it's a great feeling I'm playing in the final", Halep said. (more...)
Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal
- August 20, 2017

The new signing struck two minutes after the break and the Potters were able to deal with frequent pressure from Arsenal to keep a clean sheet and get their first win on the board this campaign. The biggest smile as Jese tucked away his first goal in the Potteries did not come from the player himself, but from his manager back in the dugout. (more...)
'All Blacks Have Point To Prove In Rugby Championship' 'All Blacks Have Point To Prove In Rugby Championship'
- August 19, 2017

Previous year the apparent bugging of the All Blacks hotel meeting room came to light just before the match, this time the woman who had sex with Aaron Smith in a Christchurch airport toilet has released texts between them that may have him in more trouble. (more...)
Dangote Plans To Buy Arsenal, Sack Wenger Dangote Plans To Buy Arsenal, Sack Wenger
- August 19, 2017

And at the owners, at me and the players and it all builds up. He is an elite player, a top-level player and you don't get too many opportunities to bring players like him to the club. HAPPINESS is... a hard-as-nails defender like Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac . The Bosnia worldwide took his pre-season form into his Premier League debut, contributing an assist in the opening weekend victory over Leicester. (more...)
Premier League sides mull transfer reforms Premier League sides mull transfer reforms
- August 18, 2017

The proposals would not affect transfers from Premier League clubs to foreign sides or vice versa, thus Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho's desire for moves from respectively champions Chelsea to Atletico Madrid and Liverpool to Barcelona could still go ahead. (more...)
Dodgers' Yu Darvish lifted with back tightness on Wednesday Dodgers' Yu Darvish lifted with back tightness on Wednesday
- August 18, 2017

Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. He is 2-0 with a 3.42 ERA in 15 career games against the Tigers and has held them to a.230 average. White Sox starter Carlos Rodon made a strong lineup look weak. (more...)
No one wins PowerBall, jackpot to reach over $500M No one wins PowerBall, jackpot to reach over $500M
- August 18, 2017

The last time there was a Powerball jackpot victor was June 10 with a single ticket worth $447.8 million that was sold in California. A cashier right, sells a Powerball lottery ticket to a patron in Chicago on January 8, 2016. If you choose the cash, then you get the cash, pay the tax, and can invest what is left over. Tickets sales have roared in the past once such gargantuan figures like Thursday's $510 million were reached in either of the country's two multi-state lotteries. (more...)
Tony Ferguson-Kevin Lee interim title bout likely for UFC 216 Tony Ferguson-Kevin Lee interim title bout likely for UFC 216
- August 17, 2017

Speaking to the media following the latest episode of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series , UFC president and the show's namesake Dana White confirmed the veracity of those reports. The #7 ranked lightweight Kevin Lee is on an impressive streak himself, with six straight victories including two Performance of the Night awards. (more...)
Federer gives up, Nadal regains the number one global
- August 17, 2017

Murray was absent with a hip injury and dropped 600 points from last year's runner-up showing in Cincinnati , so either Nadal or Federer was going to usurp him. "Unfortunately I won't be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery", Murray said in a statement, adding he hopes to play at the US Open in NY later this month. (more...)