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Karl-Anthony Towns Agrees To $190M Max Deal With Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns Agrees To $190M Max Deal With Timberwolves
- September 23, 2018

In fact, while Towns signing on to stay with the Timberwolves is a positive development, it should only accelerate trade talks involving Butler with other teams. It is odd that the team would be unwilling to move Butler , especially after it was made public that he did not intend to re-sign with the team when he enters free agency in the summer of 2019. (more...)
Bank on this Justin Rose edge in Tour Championship Bank on this Justin Rose edge in Tour Championship
- September 23, 2018

Thomas is ranked fifth in the FedEx Cup rankings coming into the TOUR Championship and has a good chance of winning the biggest prize in golf with a solo second finish on Sunday. For Woods to win the FedEx Cup, he'd have to pull off one of the most impressive victories of his career. While most of the tour players were outwardly supportive of the idea - and why not when the purse is being goosed to $60 million from $25 and the victor now pockets $ 15 million - behind the scenes some ... (more...)
Salah, Liverpool coast to 6th straight EPL win Salah, Liverpool coast to 6th straight EPL win
- September 23, 2018

It was just Klopp making a tactical change. "It's not cool, but should not be too serious". I explained it to him, usually I don't explain substitutions but I thought today it made a bit of sense. He said: "We aren't the first, we won't be the last who aren't able to cope with the attacking threat they have". In the day's late game, goals from Harry Kane, from the penalty spot, and substitute Erik Lamela earned Tottenham Hotspur a nervy 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion, pushing Spurs ... (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Xherdan Shaqiri could start against Southampton Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Xherdan Shaqiri could start against Southampton
- September 22, 2018

But divisive contrarian Joey Barton has some criticism for Reds supporters as the Fleetwood Town manager, who is not afraid to voice a dissenting opinion, claims that the reason for Liverpool's Premier League trophy drought is down to the fact that the club's fans only give their all on European nights. (more...)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho expects 'difficult season' Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho expects 'difficult season'
- September 22, 2018

Not only me, I think a lot of managers after that achieved and got the chance to come to the Premier League because they were related to Mourinho", Nuno said with Marco Silva, Andre Villas-Boas and Carlos Carvalhal all having managed in the Premier League and all having had a link to, or friendship with, Mourinho. (more...)
Cleveland Browns Bud Light: How did the fridges open after win? Cleveland Browns Bud Light: How did the fridges open after win?
- September 22, 2018

His emergence detailed here, Mayfield lit up the field with his play, re-energized a fan base and brought the Browns back from a 14-0 hole. The man gingerly - but confidently, we must add - held the possum by its tail as a stadium worker came to help, and fans cheered as the animal was lowered into a cardboard box. (more...)
Robertson: Robertson: "Sturridge couldn’t miss from my cross!" - Liverpool v PSG
- September 21, 2018

We know the players they've got but it's probably the only time they really opened us up. "They are in a very good place at the minute". "But it was nice to see how Daniel performed tonight and he paid 100 per cent back". Their Champions League cameos came a year to the day that the Potters were beaten 2-0 by Bristol City in the Carabao Cup. "He looked lighter and fresher in pre-season". (more...)
Man City coach Arteta warns rivals Man City coach Arteta warns rivals
- September 20, 2018

With the suspended City manager Pep Guardiola forced to watch from the stands, Fekir the made it 2-0 to the French side in the 43rd minute with a sweetly struck drive after being set-up by Memphis Depay . "It has to be Real Madrid [as favourites], they have something special in this competition", he said. Guardiola is serving a touchline ban for coming on to the pitch to remonstrate with the referee during his side's quarter-final defeat by Liverpool last season, but Arteta is ... (more...)
Chris Smalling says away wins have given Manchester United confidence Chris Smalling says away wins have given Manchester United confidence
- September 20, 2018

Metro.co.uk revealed last month that De Gea's £350,000-a-week basic salary demand would make him by far the biggest earner at United. De Gea - coveted by Real Madrid until they signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea - gave a non-commital answer when asked about whether he will pledge his long-term future to the club. (more...)
Mourinho: Artificial pitch no excuse, United must beat Young Boys Mourinho: Artificial pitch no excuse, United must beat Young Boys
- September 20, 2018

But the Swiss champions' artificial pitch will take some getting used to, and was the reason why United left Antonio Valencia behind. Having served the first of his three match domestic suspension in the win over Watford on Saturday , Rashford is expected to come back into the United line-up for the Champions League opener. (more...)
Butler asks for deal from Timberwolves Butler asks for deal from Timberwolves
- September 20, 2018

Jimmy Butler's days with the Minnesota Timberwolves appear to be numbered. Butler can be a free agent in July, and those three teams have the max salary space to sign him without giving up assets in a trade. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler would prefer a trade to the Brooklyn Nets , Los Angeles Clippers or New York Knicks . Now, he's got only one year left on his deal and may not re-sign with your team if you aren't on his shortlist, which only further hurts his value. (more...)
‘Ignorance makes you very bold’ - Ramos slams Griezmann attitude ‘Ignorance makes you very bold’ - Ramos slams Griezmann attitude
- September 19, 2018

Ramos hit back at the claims made by the Atletico forward, and likened his situation to other top players who famously missed out on the award. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that France World Cup star and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann enjoyed a burger and a beer dinner to celebrate his side's 4-2 victory over city rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final. (more...)
Hirving Lozano confirms Barcelona interest Hirving Lozano confirms Barcelona interest
- September 19, 2018

Lozano, 23, will be part of the PSV side which takes on Barca at Camp Nou when the Champions League returns on Tuesday. "I don't think PSV are one of the softest opponents; I think they're a good team that attacks well, plays together and has players that can unbalance you", he said. (more...)
More drama in Pittsburgh - WR Antonio Brown absent from work on Monday More drama in Pittsburgh - WR Antonio Brown absent from work on Monday
- September 19, 2018

When asked about Brown's tweet, the head coach declined to discuss his player's use of social media . This news comes after we saw Brown behave unprofessionally during the Steelers loss to Kansas City, and his "trade me" tweet , which was even more unprofessional. (more...)
National Football League cornerback Davis retires at halftime of Buffalo's loss to LA National Football League cornerback Davis retires at halftime of Buffalo's loss to LA
- September 18, 2018

This is not going to become a distraction for us", admitted head coach Sean McDermott , adding, "We're going to move forward. Gameday took a odd turn for Buffalo Bills fans when cornerback Vontae Davis abruptly retired at halftime during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers . (more...)
Kylian Mbappe has a warning for Liverpool ahead of Champions League meeting Kylian Mbappe has a warning for Liverpool ahead of Champions League meeting
- September 18, 2018

I thought it's a smart decision by PSG to sign Thomas Tuchel . "No, not definitely. He couldn't play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow. "When we saw the pictures we were all shocked and when we had first contact with him after hospital it was a was big relief". Henderson, who skippered Liverpool last season on their run to the Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid , has been given a restricted start to the campaign after returning late to pre-season ... (more...)
Browns trade Josh Gordon to Browns trade Josh Gordon to
- September 18, 2018

Still, the move can be labeled as a low risk for the Patriots, especially considering what they sent back to the Browns. On Saturday, the Browns announced that they planned to release the receiver. "I always feel, since camp ended and we got our 53, we can win with the people we have". "I think it's obviously known that he's a freakish athlete", Dorsett said. (more...)
Umpire Carlos Ramos issues first code violation since Serena Williams furore Umpire Carlos Ramos issues first code violation since Serena Williams furore
- September 17, 2018

Open finals match in NY during about 25 minutes onstage with Sarah Robb O'Hagan, chief executive of Flywheel Sports, at the National Retail Federation trade show. "I just thought I shouldn't have any regrets. If it's like this, let me know". Ramos has also been accused of grandstanding. The third violation - verbal abuse - came when she called the umpire a " thief ". (more...)
Paul Pogba Gives A Brilliant Message To Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paul Pogba Gives A Brilliant Message To Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- September 17, 2018

LA drew the game level at 3-3 on 58 minutes, but goals from Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman gave the Canadian side the win. The six-foot-five (1.95 metre) Ibrahimovic delivered a perfectly-timed roundhouse kick in the 43th minute that fooled goalkeeper Alex Bono for his 17th goal of the season. (more...)
Alvarez outpoints Golovkin to win titles Alvarez outpoints Golovkin to win titles
- September 17, 2018

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) went to war for twelve rounds on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The two boxers needed to be separated at Friday's weigh-in after Alvarez charged at Golovkin as they faced off. But Triple G came on strong in the final few rounds to make it as close as it could be. (more...)
Berbatov backs Liverpool to see of Spurs on Saturday Berbatov backs Liverpool to see of Spurs on Saturday
- September 16, 2018

After two weeks of an global break both sides will be looking to maintain their early season momentum. The victory underlines Liverpool's billing as the most likely challengers to reigning champions Manchester City this term, but having started the season with three wins, Spurs are now a team searching for answers. (more...)
Hazard hat-trick helps Chelsea see off early Cardiff scare Hazard hat-trick helps Chelsea see off early Cardiff scare
- September 16, 2018

Liverpool and Chelsea have made Premier League history by each winning their first five matches of the new season. The striker looked rich in confidence after his drought-breaking goal for France last weekend as a pair of delicate touches late in the first half sliced open a Cardiff defence that until then appeared in good order. (more...)
Josh Gordon released for showing up late and being 'not himself' Josh Gordon released for showing up late and being 'not himself'
- September 16, 2018

The Cleveland Browns on Saturday announced they plan to release the troubled wide receiver, with General Manager John Dorsey saying in a statement, "unfortunately we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward". (more...)
Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks
- September 15, 2018

Had Karlsson moved to a Lightning defense corps already boasting Victor Hedman and Ryan McDonagh, though, that hope would've been smashed to bits in five games just like it was in May. Karlsson had nine goals and 53 assists last season for Ottawa. "It's a city that I'm going to set my roots in and forever stay in, even though I'm not going to represent this hockey club anymore", said Karlsson. (more...)
Watford vs Manchester United: Potential XI with Marouane Fellaini Watford vs Manchester United: Potential XI with Marouane Fellaini
- September 14, 2018

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has called on fans to get behind manager Jose Mourinho . It would be interesting to see how the Dybala, Pogba swap deal turns out and if not, then whether Dybala moves to United or stays at Juventus . (more...)
UEFA Nations League Report: Spain v Croatia 11 September 2018 UEFA Nations League Report: Spain v Croatia 11 September 2018
- September 13, 2018

Spain followed up Saturday's 2-1 victory over England at Wembley by thrashing Croatia , this summer's World Cup finalists, 6-0 in Alicante. However, it is the biggest defeat in Croatia's history, so it was a dismal day for them. Luis Enrique couldn't have asked for a much better start as coach of Spain's national team. Isco capped Spain's offensive show with a right-footed shot from the center of the box in the 70th minute. (more...)
Steve Yzerman stepping down as GM of Lightning Steve Yzerman stepping down as GM of Lightning
- September 12, 2018

Yzerman was asked how long he'd be in this new role and possible future job changes. Yzerman's family has remained in Detroit , and he commuted during his time on the job. But the move has already stoked speculation that Yzerman will eventually become the Red Wings' next general manager. The Lightning finished atop the Atlantic division last season with a record of 54-23-5 for 113 points before falling to the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference final in seven games. (more...)
Dez Bryant Trolls Cowboys After Week 1 Loss Dez Bryant Trolls Cowboys After Week 1 Loss
- September 11, 2018

The offense was putrid to say the least as they showed no signs of having big play capabilities against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Bryant, 29, began to a follower who asked him to return, as the Cowboys fell to the Panthers, 16-8. (more...)
Ramos backed by ITF over ‘regrettable’ Serena rant Ramos backed by ITF over ‘regrettable’ Serena rant
- September 11, 2018

He says that while he initially felt bad for Osaka for having a win over her idol spoiled in such a way, he understands Williams calling Ramos a "thief" since he handed Osaka a game. United States great Billie Jean King was among those coming down hard on Serena's side in her claim that chair umpire Carlos Ramos penalized her for comments that a male player could have gotten away with. (more...)
Watch Serena Williams journey from giving birth to U.S. Open Watch Serena Williams journey from giving birth to U.S. Open
- September 11, 2018

Every day I step out on this court I am so grateful to have an opportunity to play this sport. Williams will face Naomi Osaka Saturday at 4 p.m. ET at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the title. 'How dare you insinuate that I was cheating? "I stand for what's right", insisted Williams as they headed into the sixth game - in which Osaka held at love. (more...)
Tiger Woods off to insane start with season on the line Tiger Woods off to insane start with season on the line
- September 10, 2018

Woods gave back two shots on his last two holes to shoot an even-par 70, and sits at 8-under after 36 holes. Hideki Matsuyama shot a 6-under 64 to land three shots off the pace in a four-way tie for third. He needs to be at East Lake to reach 25. "But they didn't go in today". He once again found the fairway with a 314-yard drive and hit another solid wedge to just over 13 feet for his second. (more...)
'I'm very sorry': Nadal's classy words for shattered Thiem 'I'm very sorry': Nadal's classy words for shattered Thiem
- September 10, 2018

When it was all over, Nadal was happy to be in a seventh US Open semifinal, but even happier that he'd done everything he could to turn the match around. "But there has to be one". The Spaniards semi-final opponent will be third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, who beat American John Isner 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 earlier in the day. (more...)
PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: Its time for Tom vs. the Texans PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: Its time for Tom vs. the Texans
- September 09, 2018

For all he's done, the Patriots have managed to minimize the damage Watt has inflicted upon them since he entered the league as a first-round draft pick out of Wisconsin in 2011: 24 tackles with one-half sack in six games (although he did have six tackles, three for loss and hit Brady twice last September). (more...)
ENC residents, professor weigh in on Kaepernick Nike ad ENC residents, professor weigh in on Kaepernick Nike ad
- September 09, 2018

On Wednesday, amid the thick of the controversy, Nike unveiled another part of its collaboration with Kaepernick. Kaepernick is only shown twice in the ad, once in the middle and in the closing seconds. Kaepernick is shown a couple times in the video, including the closing line where he says, "So don't ask if your dreams are insane, ask if they're insane enough". (more...)
Quarterfinals feature rematch of 2014 men's final Quarterfinals feature rematch of 2014 men's final
- September 09, 2018

And he finished with 53 unforced errors. The other women's semifinal is 23-time major champion Serena Williams against No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia. "Naomi's doing well, because she has won a Masters (Indian Wells in March)". "I asked the chair umpire whether they are using some form of ventilation or air conditioning down at the court level side, and he said he's not aware of it - it's only what comes through the hallway", added Djokovic . (more...)
Osaka faces 'surreal' U.S. Open final against idol Serena Osaka faces 'surreal' U.S. Open final against idol Serena
- September 09, 2018

A tearful Williams argued her case with tournament officials but, although she held serve in the next game, Osaka served out the victory 6-2 6-4. "I've never cheated in my life", Williams said . "I should just try to play her as an opponent". "I have won a few doubles championships so I know how to volley". This has happened to me too many times, ' Williams screamed at Ramos. (more...)
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink
- September 09, 2018

He was the PGA Tour rookie of the year last season after winning the Tour Championship for his second PGA Tour title. He had just signed his card and saw that McIlroy was at 9 under, and by the time he stepped out from the hot sun and suggested another ice bath might be in order, McIlroy had dropped two shots before finishing with a two-putt birdie. (more...)
Chelsea boss Sarri loving the Premier League Chelsea boss Sarri loving the Premier League
- September 08, 2018

Jorginho's familiarity with Sarri's style and demands have helped the Blues to a brilliant start this season, winning four games from their first four. However, Sarri has now revealed the unfortunate nature of his departure from the club, telling Il Mattino newspaper (via the Daily Mail ): "It's true, I found out that I wasn't the Napoli coach anymore by seeing it on television". (more...)
Steelers not planning to blink in Bell holdout Steelers not planning to blink in Bell holdout
- September 07, 2018

After Bell was a no-show at practice on Wednesday , his second missed practice of the week , several Steelers offensive linemen apparently decided that enough was enough. Bell has also reportedly earned money through private investments and roughly $200,000 (£154,503) in annual brand endorsement fees. Bell has remained quiet about when he plans to return to the team, but he has certainly noticed the comments coming from the Steelers locker room. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois takes a swipe at his former Chelsea team-mates Thibaut Courtois takes a swipe at his former Chelsea team-mates
- September 07, 2018

Despite initially getting overwhelmed by Pep Guardiola's suave artistes in the Community Shield, Jorginho quickly turned conductor in the Blues's orchestra and quickly underlined his importance for Sarri's system. The FA Cup winners have many key players to aid their targets for the season, but none more important than Belgium star Eden Hazard, who was strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer. (more...)