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Sagna hopes City keep up winning streak

Swansea, beaten by Guardiola's men in the League Cup in midweek, certainly gave City a tougher test than their 16th position suggested was possible. Take for example Ilkay Gundogan who was only signed this summer following a dislocated knee injury has slotted into the side as though he's been a centre piece at City for years. Read More »

McIlroy wants to return 'gift' of winning to Clarke


He may be a superstar these days but there was a time when he too was star struck. Watson, who won the 2012 and 2014 Masters, was a year ago voted among the least popular players on the PGA Tour. It's certainly been happening for Europe in the Ryder Cup down the years. For McIlroy, Europe's kingpin, Clarke's presence at the helm provides an added incentive this week. Read More »

Second down: Browns lose another starting QB as McCown out


We know about the Browns brutal regular season record over their last 13 games and the fact they're playing a rookie quarterback with zero National Football League experience. McCown played through the affair with a painful injury to his non-throwing shoulder, a setback that will sideline the 37-year-old passer for at least Week 3 and thrust rookie Cody Kessler into the driver's seat as the 26th starting quarterback for the Browns since their reboot. Read More »

Chargers LB Manti Te'o leaves game with non-contact Achilles injury

Over the course of two games, the team has given up a total 73 points. "Philip Rivers is a top-five quarterback in this league", Mathis says. Right now, Rivers is playing some of the best football of his career. The Seahawks have been tough against the run, allowing just 64 yards on the ground on average and just one rushing touchdown in two games. Eyebrows were raised earlier this week when Luck was listed as questionable for Sunday's game, but the Colts insist it is just a ... Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr. fined $36K for illegal hit against Saints

Though Beckham had a solid individual game, he lost his cool in the fourth quarter after Eli Manning threw an interception to Quinton Dunbar with the Giants down two points in the red zone. One time, Norman lifted Beckham off the ground at the end of a play in the end zone, but nothing happened thereafter as the Giants led 21-16 at halftime. Read More »

Mike Francesa laughs at Rex Ryan for 10 minutes after Bills call


And later that day he scape-goated, er, fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman . Changing the verbiage and playbook and all that stuff-we'll pull from the same place. There's a lot of them that I know are--I'm not going to throw the letters out there--but I know that some are ridiculous. This after Romo helped the team lead the league in rushing the year before and made Tyrod Taylor a Pro Bowl quarterback. Read More »

Wayne Rooney still in Jose Mourinho's plans despite being dropped against Leicester

He is a big player for me, for United and for this country". The England striker came on after 83 minutes to applause and played on the left wing. I am very happy for the result and the goal - I hope that is not going to be the last. Manchester United swept aside Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 as they vindicated manager Jose Mourinho's decision to drop Wayne Rooney while Manchester City kept their ideal start going with a 3-1 win away to Swansea on Saturday. Read More »

Alabama RB Harris carted off field with leg injury


He leads No. 1 Alabama in rushing yards (327) and yards per carry (9.1) entering Saturday. Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough also suffered an injury late in the first quarter but was able to limp off the field under his own power. Jacobs is getting most of the work in backfield due to Damien Harris sustaining an injury in the first half. Kent State was 1-of-13 on third down and punted nine times . Read More »

Klopp knows Liverpool 'can be really strong'


Liverpool's superiority over last season's champions was reflected in the excellence of two Firmino finishes, a superb team goal from Mane and an emphatic strike by Lallana. They were inspired. It was hard for us to stop them. "That is important. If at the end of December we continue in the Champions League or go on in the [EFL] Cup and there is somebody not happy I can believe it and I can help him". Read More »

Big email hack doesn't send the message Yahoo needed

Yahoo's chief information security officer, Bob Lord said in a blog post that account information taken "may have" included names, email address, telephone numbers and dates of birth. Yahoo is encouraging all of its account holders to sign up for its two-step verification service, which it claims will allow people to log in securely without using a password. Read More »

Heavyweight title rematch between Fury, Klitschko called off


Originally scheduled for July, Fury had delayed the fight just weeks before the meeting at the Manchester Arena following an injury to his ankle. This is the second time the rematch of the November 2015 title bout has been postponed. At a press conference ahead of the initial rematch in April, Fury taunted Klitschko by telling him he was beaten by "a fat man" in their first encounter. Read More »

Adrian Peterson to have knee surgery, season in flux


Peterson was hurt on Sunday night during the victory over Green Bay, needing assistance off the field after his knee was slightly twisted while being tackled at the end of a 5-yard run. He had just 50 yards on 31 rushing attempts, for an average of 1.6 yards per attempt, with no touchdowns. "Guess I just didn't have it tonight", Damarious Randall, Packers cornerback said. Read More »

No. 19 Florida, No. 14 Tennessee meet in SEC East showdown

Back in 2004, "Lord of the Rings Return of the King" won the Oscar for Best Picture, Usher's "Yeah!" topped the charts, Facebook was launched and that was also the a year ago Tennessee beat Florida . Tennessee was 7-2 the rest of the way to complete its first nine-win season since 2007. At the end of the day, you have to go out and execute. This is not the first or last big stage they will play on. Read More »

Former wrestling superstar CM Punk pounded in UFC debut


There is a stacked fight card, including local firefighter and heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic, who will be defending his title. At the pre-fight press conference, the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion said that he is in the best shape to date. Read More »

Bosh says Heat shouldn't write him off


Windhorst's sources said the team would welcome the player at training camp, however, a sentiment Bosh confirmed in an interview last week when he said Heat managing general partner Micky Arison told him, "Hey, see you at camp". "I'm a huge believer in tough times kind of, you know , run you through the gauntlet and you coming our polished and everything", the Miami Heat all-star forward said. Read More »

BCCI meet: Former wicket-keeper MSK Prasad elected India's selection panel chief


When asked about Prasad's relative lack of experience as global cricketer, Shirke said: "Two selectors had finished their four-year terms, the maximum that is granted to anybody". The AGM also approved the proposal to take possession of alternate site at Bengaluru offered by the Karnataka Government in lieu of the earlier plot which was allotted but not handed over. Read More »

Spurs face tough season: Pochettino

Pochettino says "there are different rumors, we can not guess whether it's eight weeks, 10, four, one". "He is in any very good mood". This is precisely why Spurs shelled out so much money on Vincent Janssen despite his early season struggles; the club needed someone to spell and complement Kane up front, and Janssen is the one Pochettino and Paul Mitchell chose. Read More »

Jonathan Stewart out, no need for owners to panic


Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced Monday that starting running back Jonathan Stewart is expected to miss "a week or two" with a hamstring injury, according to Panthers beat writer Max Henson. Stewart suffered the injury midway through the first quarter of this past Sunday's home opener against San Francisco on a 3-yard loss near midfield and did not return. Read More »

Adrian Peterson Injury: Vikings Star Tears Meniscus, Status Uncertain For Week 3

The Minnesota Vikings looked good on Sunday night. Bradford stepped into Minnesota's offense after just a couple of weeks and finished 22-31 passing for 286 yards and two touchdowns. Rodgers completed only 20 of 36 for 213 yards Sunday. The offense, in particular, was out of sorts asAaron Rodgers and his receivers weren't always in sync while the running game failed to establish any sort of rhythm against a talented Vikings front seven that came after their adversaries with reckless ... Read More »

Man Utd lose 3-1 to Watford, third defeat in eight days


We have to improve something, it is in our hands. Some individuals feel the pressure too much. It's an obvious situation, like last week against Manchester City, but it's something I can not control or be critical with. "The second factor is the referee and I can't control their mistakes, The story of the game is the result and not the ridiculous situation of the first goal". Read More »

Gael Monfils couldn't steal show from stellar Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic will play Stanislas Wawrinka in the final of the US Open, after they both won their semifinals. Djokovic recognised that Monfils was trying to play in his own, unique style. A brief wobble from the Serb gave Monfils hope but when Djokovic wrapped up the opener there only looked like being one victor but Monfils somehow conjured up the third set from 2-0 down by winning six of seven games - Djokovic's first dropped set since the opening round. Read More »

Serena Williams loses, Angelique Kerber into US Open final


Reaching top of the world seems to agree with Angelique Kerber , who celebrated her ascension to the No.1 ranking with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to Saturday's US Open final. "It's a big result for me", she said. Pliskova, a 24-year-old from the Czech Republic, won the match 6-2, 7-6 (5), and advanced to the women's final. Read More »

Carson Wentz named starter for the Eagles

He's ready to go. He continued to do extensive film study. Shortly after Wentz was drafted, the Eagles made it seem like the young quarterback would spend his rookie season on the bench behind Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel . Carson Wentz is learning to adjust to the National Football League and Eagles fans will witness his first mistakes in doing so. Pederson spoke with Wentz's teammates to take their temperature. Read More »

Packers, Vikings Set To Open New Downtown Minneapolis Stadium


You can tune in to NBC, live stream the game on NBC Sports Live , and follow along on "Yeah, he's still one of the best, definitely up there - like I said, he's going be a challenge". Now although the Packers would love to get Shields back into their lineup, they will be extra cautious with the 28-year old cornerback when it pertains to concussions because he has had so many in his short career. Read More »

Murrays battle to Davis Cup doubles win and keep tie alive

Andy and Jamie Murray, who came into the tie having won the US Open men's doubles title with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, started brightly and managed to keep their composure, despite dropping the second set on their way to sealing a vital win. Read More »

Former UFC Star Chael Sonnen Signs With Bellator


It has signed former two-time UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen to a multiyear, multifight contract after he was recently granted his release from the UFC . On the new Bellator deal, Sonnen and Coker agreed it came together quickly. It didn't take too long for the former UFC light heavyweight champion to respond, and Ortiz called Sonnen a "bad girl" on social media. Read More »

Rio Paralympics : Lucy Ejike wins Nigeria's third gold medal

Foy, who only entered the sport of Para-Cycling just over three years ago, was joined by sighted pilot Thompson who brings extensive Paralympic Games experience after winning the trifecta of medals at London 2012. Much of the success has been down to dominance on the powerlifting benches. Two silver medals also came in powerlifting courtesy of Esther Onyema and Latifat Tijani, while Nnamdi Innocent collected bronze in the 72kg men's category. Read More »

SEC teams battle to close gap with No. 1 Alabama

In 2014, UM won a dramatic affair when the team scored the game-winning touchdown with under three minutes to go and a late interception, sealing the victory. Saban's Spartans lost to Purdue each season from 1997 to 1999 and to MI from 1996 to 1998. Their run game is always one you have to worry about stopping. Read More »