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by | September 29, 2017 | 05:42

Spanish giants Real Madrid have announced an agreement over a new deal between the club and France International Raphael Varane . Varane is an integral member of the Madrid defence and has become a regular alongside Sergio Ramos following the departure of Pepe last summer.

by | September 29, 2017 | 05:39

In the 87th minute, Ivanić became the third player to pick up a yellow card in the game after cynically tripping Giroud. Per Mertesacker won the initial header off a corner and the ball bounced the Holding who shinned/kneed/thighed it in.

by | September 29, 2017 | 04:38

In neighboring Caddo Parish, KTAL-TV reported that the school district issued a statement in support of student's First Amendment rights. Almost three dozen schools in a Louisiana parish were told by the superintendent that student athletes should not kneel during the national anthem.

by | September 29, 2017 | 04:09

They stepped out of the box to stand to the back of the tee as Charl Schwartzel of South Africa and Rickie Fowler hit the respective opening tee shots. It was the first time three USA presidents have attended the matches together since this event began in 1994, named after the highest office in the land.

by | September 29, 2017 | 03:52

New England has allowed nearly 32 points per game so far this season, including 42 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the season's first game. The magic number, according to ESPN stats & Information, is eight rushes. One of the major keys to the game will be how the Patriots defense manages to contain rookie running back Christian McCaffrey , who finally had his breakout game last week against the New Orleans Saints, posting 120 all-purpose yards.

by | September 29, 2017 | 03:14

It wasn't easy but we did it and we are very satisfied'. "I think he is showing", Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said, "that he is a really complete player". Chelsea will still be aiming to win but the upcoming match at Stamford Bridge will be the last in a hard run of games for the club. Yet Conte - who hasn't generally done very well in the Champions League as a Coach - had something to gripe about at the end of the game, according to the Times.

by | September 29, 2017 | 03:09

Premier League clubs now receive around £39m each per season from a tranche of overseas rights deals worth a total of £3bn for the three-year cycle from 2016 to 2019. Group stages were gradually being phased in to ensure that big clubs couldn't go out too earl... sorry; to ensure a broader and grander competition. Under pressure from the six richest clubs, the chairman has proposed ending the equal sharing of global broadcasting income.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:52

In the NBA's latest effort to curb tanking, the league's Board of Governors passed measures in NY on Thursday that will both reform the draft lottery and institute guidelines to discourage teams from resting healthy players during the regular season, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski .

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:27

Alex Hales has also been banned by the governing body with Stokes' Ashes place now in serious doubt. Stokes was released without charge while inquiries continue and the European Central Bank says it will respect the police investigation.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:24

The win put a positive spin on a hard week for England and left the final match of the series at Southampton on Friday as a dead rubber. The second ODI was washed out due to rain. He should have been out for 87 when he smashed a Jerome Taylor full toss to point only for Gayle to drop the catch at point. He received a deserved standing ovation from the Oval crowd - it was the highest ever ODI score at the venue.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:20

Here are some of England's options. But the captain, Joe Root , and the selectors have kept faith with the left-hander, who will challenge Dawid Malan for the No5 position. Neither have presented a compelling case for inclusion, though. England will name their Lions squad to tour Australia on Monday and, on Wednesday, their ODI squad for the Australia tour, plus the latest round of central contracts.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:16

Apollon drew 1-1 to AEL in its last league match, while Everton is coming off a 2-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League . Everton were booed off after they conceded an 87th minute equaliser to 10-man Apollon Limassol . "You think after 2-1 we control the game, we had chances to score and then you get a draw". "They are fighting, I can not say they are not running and fighting but they are afraid".

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:13

In 11 meetings, the USA has won nine times and the worldwide team has won once. Clinton, Bush and Obama seemed to enjoy themselves as they sat together for opening ceremonies at the Liberty National Golf Club. The players' wives and girlfriends - who were seated on the other side of the first tee from the presidents - got their chance to say hello and take some photos shortly after the first group teed off.

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:40

The chances of Sam Bradford returning from a knee injury to start at quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday continue to dwindle. Keenum had a career day in last week's 34-17 win over Tampa Bay. James Andrews for a second opinion on his knee. Bradford has said he's dealing with a "non-contact" injury suffered against the Saints on September 11, when he played every snap and posted a 143.0 quarterback rating in the Vikings' win.

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:26

Mendy went off in last Saturday's 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace after picking up the injury in a challenge with Andros Townsend . Mendy, who now plays for Manchester City , has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, likely keeping the France global out for most of the season in his first year in English soccer.

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:09

Swansea have scored just three goals in the six Premier League matches, leaving them reliant on a solid defence to avoid a poor start to the campaign. In the case of West Ham (1-1-4), that early-season selection uncertainty was nearly entirely self-inflicted. "We have worked on some things this week and I want to play a positive line-up on Saturday, a lineup that can get us the right result".

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:44

Despite some initial optimism that Indianapolis' franchise quarterback would be joining his teammates this week, head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters on Wednesday that Luck is at least a few days away. Well, that makes sense. Coming off of their first win of the season, things began to look up for the Indianapolis Colts until the early odds for Week 4 were released, which have them as 13-point road underdogs against the Seattle Seahawks.

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:40

In response to the charges of racism, Burle swapped the order of the jerseys but they still remain taped to the ground outside his bar. Others said Burle's actions, if unchecked, contribute to incidents like what happened last month in New Hampshire, when an 8-year-old boy was taunted with racial epithets and then hanged with rope from a tire swing, according to the Washington Post .

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:20

You can not have people disrespecting our national anthem, our flag, our country. Stateside, the row has now overshadowed Trump's United Nations speech, but the two incidents combine to raise revealing questions about the nature of American patriotism in the Trump era.

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:16

Nike is now involved in the ongoing college basketball bribery and fraud scandal . The FBI's NY field office and the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of NY reportedly served a subpoena to Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League division, which is in charge of "grassroots basketball" at the high school level.

by | September 28, 2017 | 22:20

Giroud becomes the 19th Gunners player to reach 100 goals and is their 12th-fastest to reach the mark after netting in his 237th appearance. It only took three minutes before Arsenal added a third. BATE keeper Denis Scherbitski received a pass back, then hit it straight out to Walcott 15 yards from goal, and he drilled it back past him. Three minutes later and the Gunners had a third, with Holding diverting Per Mertesacker's header into the net from a corner, but the home side hit ...

by | September 28, 2017 | 21:07

The highly anticipated encounter at the Wuhan Open between world number one and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko did not disappoint, with the latter prevailing in three sets to reach the semifinals.

by | September 28, 2017 | 20:42

Historic US clothing company yanks ads from NFL; CEO makes no bones about where he stands! Going 14-4 against Chicago , Rodgers has a 105.7 career passer rating with 38 touchdowns and nine interceptions. This is one of the NFL's oldest rivalries, going all the way back to 1921. "When you have the ability to put different running styles on the field to attack a defense, I think it's definitely a benefit to the offense".

by | September 28, 2017 | 18:12

The crisis in Puerto Rico has understandably troubled Marc as both his parents are from the island. After not mentioning the hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria's destruction or give the USA commonwealth the top-priority treatment he had bestowed on Texas, Louisiana and Florida after previous storms.

by | September 28, 2017 | 18:09

However, the league's big six are now lobbying for this to be altered, citing that they're responsible for foreign broadcaster's desire to show English football. The top six are pushing for the overseas TV rights money to be distributed with similar principal as the United Kingdom rights money, which after issuing each club a guaranteed £35m, is distributed out based on league standings and how often a team is featured on Sky Sports and BT Sports .

by | September 28, 2017 | 18:01

Tottenham's next European Cup outing comes against Real Madrid on October 17, although Pochettino refused to be drawn into comparisons between Kane and Galacticos superstar Cristiano Ronaldo . Lloris, who captained France for their home tournament at Euro 2016, insists Kane can handle the pressure. Pochettino was guarded in his response to questions comparing the pair, and said: "For me, Harry is one of the best strikers".

by | September 28, 2017 | 17:41

South African captain Faf du Plessis said he was "very surprised" at Rahim's decision. "The system is there to back up the umpire but if you ask for a review and have made the right call (on whether the ball is shown to be hitting or missing part of the stumps) at least you get it back".

by | September 28, 2017 | 17:26

The 27-year-old is in contention for the World Cup qualifiers with Slovenia and Lithuania after recently making four appearances for City in all competitions. "He knows it's something he won't do again". Southgate has left Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy (hip) and Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) out from the previous party.

by | September 28, 2017 | 17:14

The exact ages of the mother and her child could not be confirmed. Toronto police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman after she and her young daughter had already been hit by another auto while trying to cross a busy street in the city's east end on Wednesday night.

by | September 28, 2017 | 17:07

The former Manchester United midfielder spoke about Jose Mourinho's men hammered CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the Champions League - a game wherein Lukaku bagged a brace. "He's a big, strong boy and he speaks well and comes across well and seems like a decent character". "They look like they could be ready to win the big trophies, whereas over the previous year or two you look at them and thing they might win a League Cup or the so-called lesser trophies".

by | September 28, 2017 | 16:37

October, here they come. They threw on dark blue T-shirts, two-tone caps along with the obligatory goggles before spraying each other down. Minnesota is also seeking to become the 13th team, and first since the 2009 Seattle Mariners, to go from 100-plus losses to a winning record the following season.

by | September 28, 2017 | 16:13

Special Affairs Department (Jasa) director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the allocation was part of the corporate social responsibility of the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) as a government-linked corporation. "Looking at it now there has been one race where we didn't finish, and certainly it didn't help that it was the one race where Lewis scored a lot of points, but that's the way it goes".

by | September 28, 2017 | 15:58

Kerr was also critical of the cover. "I looked it and went, 'Where the hell is Kap?'" he said , according to The Athletic's Tim Kawakami. Goodell, as commissioner of the NFL , appears there as the head of the sport at the center of the controversy, having recently called the president's comments "divisive" and saying he was "proud" of the league's response this past Sunday.

by | September 28, 2017 | 15:51

The practice of not standing for the anthem was started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick a year ago, as a means of protesting perceived racial injustice. The Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones took a knee before the national anthem played for a Monday Night Football matchup against the Cardinals in Arizona.

by | September 28, 2017 | 15:44

They threw away a two-goal lead against VfL Wolfsburg last week to draw 2-2. Eyebrows were raised when Bayern started with Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels on the bench and Jerome Boateng not even in the squad, despite no indication of any injury problems.