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Thierry Henry on Alvaro Morata, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku


The other three, they will be [world-class] but they're not yet. Romeu Lukaku has made a scintillating start to life at Manchester United , scoring six in as many Premier League games. "The Euros were short also for him", said Henry. For Morata, Kane and Lukaku to become world class, Henry insists all three need to perform consistently in Europe and at worldwide level, not just in the Premier League. Read More »

NFL Fines Pittsburgh Steelers $1M Each for Skipping National Anthem?


After Donald Trump referred to protesting football players as "son [s] of bitch [es]" and urged that teams " fire or suspend " them, dozens of players knelt or locked arms in solidarity during today's NFL games. The Army Ranger served three tours in Afghanistan and was a Bronze Star recipient. "Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn't be misconstrued as unpatriotic". Read More »

Wenger sees Ramsey as Arsenal's future captain


Former Arsenal striker Wright is encouraged by the potential in the midfield partnership between Ramsey and Xhaka ahead of Arsenal's home clash against West Brom at The Emirates at Monday night. That'll be great to look back on but it's important to look forward. But after returning to his feet, Rodriguez forced Petr Cech into a fine save. Read More »

Callaway, Scarlett among Florida players facing felony charges


The state attorney said, "I personally have never had a complaint involving nine members of the same athletic team". The two universal charges are for fraud (swindling property valued at under $20,000) and impersonation (using or possession of a person's identification without consent). Read More »

Man City turn on the style to thrash hapless Palace 5-0

Ahead of Manchester City's Champions League clash with Fernandinho's former side Shakhtar Donetsk, with whom he spent eight years playing for, the midfielder confirmed talks with City were ongoing. And Christian Benteke, the club's only senior striker, hobbled off with what Hodgson said could be knee ligament damage. Leroy Sane gave an excellent display of attacking football down City's left flank, putting Palace to the sword with a goal and two assists. Read More »

Ramaphosa in London to boost SA bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup


South Africa is contesting for the hosting rights along with France and Ireland. Mr Ross too expressed confidence the guarantee given by the Government is not a risk to the taxpayer, saying it is "the safest of bets"."These are projections, they have been absolutely scrupulously and forensically examined, they look extraordinarily good". Read More »

LeBron James: Trump Is Using Sports to Try to Divide Us


Sport and sports is so incredible, what sports can do for everyone, no matter the shape, or size, or race, or ethnicity, or religion - or whatever. People finds teams, people find players, people find colors because of sport. Still-unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew national attention last season while playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he knelt during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice. Read More »

Jim Harbaugh infuriated by hit on QB Wilton Speight, facilities at Purdue


Points out Winovich, Hurst, Bush, Gary. Liked his mechanics. Played good game "in all respects". Harbaugh gave starters the opportunity to cool off on the team's air-conditioned buses. "You have to do open the doors to get some kind of ventilation going in a very small area". Said it wasn't different from when he was a player. The Michigan coach called the facilities a "conscious effort of gamesmanship" and said that the conference should step in and have a better "standard of care" for ... Read More »

Tyrod leads adapted offense in win over Broncos, 26-16


I'm always on the rookies and all the young guys (about) "being smart and doing this and doing that". And in a crucial situation in the game - I've just got to be better than that. "When Shady had to give it to us he found a way", said Matthews. "We want to be the best defense in the National Football League", he said, "and I feel if we can continue to get takeaways and continue to play team defense ... Read More »

PL: Chelsea face Stoke test


He said questions on Costa, even when asked which qualities he admired about the forward who was Chelsea's top scorer last season, lacked "respect". In the week that Chelsea finally agreed a deal to allow Costa to return to Atletico Madrid , Morata showed the champions can move on with minimum fuss. Read More »

'Sunday Night Football' Ratings Down Again On Day Of Player Protests


That number represents the low-mark for the telecast during the three-week old season and is down 9 percent over last week and 11 percent from previous year. The latest numbers measure only metered markets and do not include data on live streaming to computers and mobile devices. In response, some players kneeled while others locked arms with team owners as a display of unity. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers 'hopeful' Isaiah Thomas will return by January


This bit of information could shed further light on the Celtics-Cavs trade that transpired in late-August, and why Boston had to throw in Brooklyn's 2018 first-rounder and a future second-rounder to sweeten the deal. While the Eastern Conference champions have been encouraged by Thomas' recovery, they will not rush him back. The team is also ruling out surgery as an option for Thomas, sources said. Read More »

President Trump disinvites Steph Curry to White House


Mr Tomlin had said before the game that Pittsburgh's players would remain in the locker room and "we're not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda". "If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!" "No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety". Read More »

LeBron James Explains Tweet In Video Response To President Donald Trump


In a two-minute video, the National Basketball Association superstar suggested that President Trump's words impacted him even more because he had criticized athletes. The feud has since taken over social media, with many pointing out how Jordan, who is alleged to have said that Republicans also buy sneakers , has not been more outspoken on political and social issues. Read More »

Klopp grouchy ahead of Liverpool's Spartak test


The tipping point came when Klopp, whose side are looking to take control of Group E by beating Spartak Moscow , was asked by one broadcaster which of his players "he loved" following Mauricio Pochettino's weekend comments about Harry Kane. Read More »

Steelers Art Rooney II releases statement on team's decision about national anthem


Most uniquely, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room for a planned "unification meeting" during the National Anthem, but that protest was most notable for the counter-protest of U.S. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday morning the Steelers would remain in the locker room during the National Anthem. "If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn't be forced to choose sides". Read More »

Missouri WWII veteran takes a knee for protesters


Then, quoting his grandfather, Gilmore added: "Those kids have every right to protest". Several NFL players took a knee during the national anthem before games Sunday in protest of remarks President Donald Trump made at a rally in Alabama on Saturday. Read More »

Suffers both torn ACL and broken arm


Sproles was injured during the first half of Philadelphia's 24-21 win after a hit from Giants safety Darian Thompson . Wendell Smallwood led all running backs with 71 yards on 12 carries (5.9 ypc). Trainers were originally looking at Sproles' knee, but he was able to walk off under his own power, holding his right arm in obvious pain as he headed indoors. Read More »

Team Europe wins Laver Cup


A Kyrgios win in Prague would have set up a deciding doubles match, but Federer's win secured the title after Rafael Nadal had seen off John Isner. The tournament was initiated by Federer, a 19-time Grand Slam victor, as homage to the legendary Australian Rod Laver, the only double Grand Slam holder. Read More »

Studs and duds from Bills' 26-16 Week 3 win vs. Broncos


If it somehow wasn't obvious before, it should be clear that Tyrod Taylor is not the answer at quarterback. Trading scores going into halftime the Broncos initially tacked on a 35-yard McManus field goal. "During the National Anthem...the song that is about our country, our veterans that fight and die for us, it's just something I feel you shouldn't disrespect that way", he said. Read More »

Man United's Phil Jones: 'We didn't play well' in win against Southampton

However, they've now been asked to stop doing this by anti-racist campaigners, who say that it's racial stereotyping. Jose Mourinho insisted he did not know why he was sent off in the final minutes of Manchester United's 1-0 victory at Southampton as he bizarrely blamed their underwhelming performance on the good weather. Read More »

Hurricane Maria is still churning towards the East Coast


UPDATE: Hurricane Maria's winds have weakened to 115 miles per hour as it continues moving north northeast at 8 miles per hour. The Category 2 storm was weakening on Sunday as it moves north into waters cooled by Tropical Storm Jose, but Maria still threatens to bring heavy surf and strong rip currents to beaches along the East Coast between Tuesday and Thursday. Read More »

Guardiola urges City to maintain goal blitz


And while all the focus has been on their lack of firepower, no team in Premier League history had failed to score in the first six games of a new season till now, there is further cause for concern at the other end of the pitch. Another clean sheet and a solid defensive performance was key. "If there was a foul, no-one went to take the ball and start to play". Manchester City were in no mood to take pity on struggling Crystal Palace on Saturday as they continue an impressive run of ... Read More »

US warplanes fly off N. Korea coast in new show of force

South Korea's presidential office on Sunday said the latest deployment of US strategic assets was closely coordinated between Seoul and Washington, referring to it as one of the most effective countermeasures against advancements in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

SHR teammates Harvick and Busch take playoff hit with Loudon DNFs


Coming to the end of Stage 2 on lap 150, Kevin Harvick spun from 14th place off of turn 2. Larson sits in second place in the standings now and will advance. The driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota looked poised to win the second stage until a wreck unfolded. Other drivers involved included Dale Earnhardt Jr. Read More »

English Premier League Report: Southampton v Manchester United 23 September 2017

In a weird end to the match, referee Craig Pawson sent United boss Jose Mourinho to the stand. Asked why he had been sent off, Mourinho said: "I don't know". In the same way he contributed so much on the rare occasions his team threatened, he occupied Southampton's defence as they grew in confidence in pursuit of an equalising goal. Read More »

Stars Return - How Arsenal Could Line up vs West Brom


With a lineup like this, we should easily have the ability to overturn West Brom . A resurgent Arsenal however, after disappointing losses at Stoke and Liverpool , have responded quite well. For West Brom , Nacer Chadli, Chris Brunt and Oliver Burke will all undergo late fitness tests which will decide their involvement in the game . Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey will probably start in the center of the park for Arsenal . Read More »

Eagles Malcolm Jenkins: Arguments about National Anthem are 'trivial'


He used a couple of "choice words" in trying to implore head coach Doug Pederson and special teams coach Dave Fipp to let Elliott try to win the game. The touchdown cut the lead to 14-7, and Beckham made an even better touchdown catch a few minutes later after an Eagles fumble to tie this game in stunning fashion for the Giants. Read More »

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing officially official for 2018 Formula 1


The partnership will lead to future collaborations along the lines of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar that saw involvement from Red Bull's renowned chief designer Adrian Newey. "We are not about to enter an engine war with no restrictions in cost or dynamometer hours but we believe that if the FIA can create the right environment we would be interested in getting involved". Read More »

Sports Ministry Recommends Olympic Medalist PV Sindhu For Padma Bhushan Award


The Hyderabad athlete showed she was a big-tournament player when she finished with a silver at the World Championships last month after a marathon final against Japan's Okuhara that helped win hearts across the sports fraternity. Sindhu put the disappointment of losing the final in Glasgow behind her and went on to become the first Indian shuttler to win the Korea Open title earlier this month. Read More »

Golden State Warriors react after President Trump's Twitter rant

Stephen Curry is taking a stand as the team player of Golden State Warriors and as an American citizen. The response from players was swift. On Saturday, Curry called Trump's tweet "kind of surreal", adding that "it's kind of beneath a leader of a country to go that route". Read More »