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Sports Elliott holds off Truex at Watkins Glen
Author: 0 Elliott holds off Truex at Watkins Glen

Truex closed to the back bumper of Elliott's No. 9 Chevy as his auto bobbled slightly out of the first turn on the final lap around the 2.45-mile natural terrain layout. Team-mate Jimmie Johnson pushed him to victory lane. The 22-year-old driver had finished second eight previous times as he chased that elusive first victory.

Sports NCAA approves basketball rules changes: agents allowed, undrafted players can return
Author: 0 NCAA approves basketball rules changes: agents allowed, undrafted players can return

College players will be able to enter the draft after each season has concluded, as usual - but they will have the option of returning to school if they go undrafted or are unable to find a viable deal to play professionally. The changes also allow high school athletes more time and latitude in committing to a college basketball team. University presidents and chancellors will be held "personally accountable" for any rule-breaking by their athletic departments.

Sports Stan Collymore predicts where Liverpool FC and Man United will finish
Author: 0 Stan Collymore predicts where Liverpool FC and Man United will finish

The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has revealed that the nation looked into the possibility of appointing Manchester City's Pep Guardiola as their new head coach. He said: "It wasn't a unanimous decision to do it, so there's bound to be some dissent still around. However, individually the players can improve", Guardiola said during the Sky Sports Premier League launch.

Sports Bjorn pulls out of PGA Championship with back injury
Author: 0 Bjorn pulls out of PGA Championship with back injury

The last PGA Championship victor to also prevail in the tournament immediately before it was Rory McIlroy in 2014. Haigh said about 1 1/2 inches fell during Tuesday's storm. Spieth has gone more than a year without winning. "I don't like to be up here". Inflammation where? "Everywhere", Woods said. He lost in a playoff to Sergio Garcia at the Masters a year ago, and twice he's been top 5 at the PGA.

Sports Ben Stokes trial: Jury shown CCTV footage of ‘groin grab’
Author: 0 Ben Stokes trial: Jury shown CCTV footage of ‘groin grab’

The England cricket team had gone to the Mbargo nightclub in Bristol following England's victory over the West Indies in a one-day match in September a year ago. I got a little frightened so closed the window and went back to bed". Mr Spure described seeing Stokes punch Ali, who was trying to get away, with a "clenched fist" in the road.

Sports Mamiko Higa falls into fourth place at Women's British Open
Author: 0 Mamiko Higa falls into fourth place at Women's British Open

Faldo's famous win in Georgia inspired her name. Twenty-two years later, Hall is the pride of English golf just like Faldo was. She represented Europe at the Junior Solheim Cup in Colorado in 2013, and a year later she lined up alongside Bronte Law and Steph Meadow in the Great Britain and Ireland team at the Curtis Cup.

Sports James Anderson's golf swing goes horribly wrong
Author: 0 James Anderson's golf swing goes horribly wrong

In a video shared by England team-mate Stuart Broad on Twitter, Anderson appeared to fancy himself as Seve Ballesteros as he attempted a hard escape from the trees. India will now look to bounce back when they take on England in the second match of the series, beginning August 9 at the Lord's. Jimmy's partner Stuart Broad, shared the video on social media.

Sports JUST IN: Paul Pogba 'agrees five-year deal with Barcelona'
Author: 0 JUST IN: Paul Pogba 'agrees five-year deal with Barcelona'

According to various reports, the Catalan giants this week launched a £45m bid plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes. It also claims that Pogba is a "favorite" of United chairman Ed Woodward, who is often credited with much of the say in transfer negotiations for the club.

Sports Liverpool finish pre-season by beating Torino
Author: 0 Liverpool finish pre-season by beating Torino

The Reds were in the market to sign a goalkeeper following Loris Karius' disastrous performance in the 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League . Liverpool would score on two occasions moments later. Liverpool paid just over £60 million to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield from RB Leipzig this summer, and many are expecting him to take the Premier League by storm this season.

Sports Manchester United reject massive offer from Bracelona for Paul Pogba
Author: 0 Manchester United reject massive offer from Bracelona for Paul Pogba

And afterwards the 26-year-old, who has seen Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof arrive in the past two summers, insisted he is ready to battle Maguire, Alderweireld, Boateng or whomever else might arrive for a place in Jose Mourinho's team. "He said thank you". World Cup participants Romelu Lukaku , Jesse Lingard , Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini all enter the new campaign without an appearance in what has been a troubled pre-season headlined by Mourinho's frustration over player ...

Sports 1.3K Cricket England Announce Big Changes in the Test Squad!
Author: 0 1.3K Cricket England Announce Big Changes in the Test Squad!

He also made an unbeaten fifty for the second-string England Lions in a 253-run win over India A in a first-class fixture at Worcester last month. Pope, 20, is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in English cricket now and he has already scored 1012 runs in 15 first-class games for Surrey.

Sports Steven Gerrard's First League Game Tainted By Ridiculous Red-Card
Author: 0 Steven Gerrard's First League Game Tainted By Ridiculous Red-Card

For 93 minutes it was ideal". Gerrard took over at Rangers in May and has brought in 10 players as he looks to end the dominance of Glasgow rivals Celtic, who have won the league for seven straight years. Incredibly, Rangers reacted well, and through a James Tavernier penalty, now lead Aberdeen 1-0. "Every single player carried out exactly what we asked of them".

Sports Fabio Fognini takes title in Los Cabos Open
Author: 0 Fabio Fognini takes title in Los Cabos Open

The 2009 US Open champion, who is enjoying a career resurgence after finally shaking off a long-term wrist injury, won 6-3 7-6 (8-6) after one hour and 43 minutes on outdoor hard courts. Fognini needed just the one more break to seal the set and then raced away to victory with a rather one-sided second set, dropping just the two games in that set.

Author: 0 Kroenke set to buyout Usmanov in £1.8 billion Arsenal deal

The KSE, which also owns the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, said it has received an "irrevocable undertaking" from Red and White Securities to accept the offer for its 18,695 Arsenal shares as soon as possible. "We at KSE are moving forward with this offer leading to 100 percent ownership of the club", Kroenke said in the LSE statement. Kroenke dismissed concerns of fans who last saw the team win the Premier League in 2004 and finish sixth last season to miss out on the Champions League.

Sports Arsenal star rules out up to 10 weeks with a knee injury
Author: 0 Arsenal star rules out up to 10 weeks with a knee injury

The Arsenal star defender clashed with Chelsea's Victor Moses during the clubs' International Champions Cup match in Ireland. Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac has been ruled out for almost three months after suffering an injury. Sead Kolasinac will be hoping to make a return soon because Nacho Monreal is going to take this chance to impress the new manager and own the Arsenal left back position but the Bosnian global won't be seen on the pitch until late November.

Sports Real Madrid target Juventus star as a replacement for Modric
Author: 0 Real Madrid target Juventus star as a replacement for Modric

In an attempt to ease any nerves in that regard, president Florentino Perez said as much in Miami . "We are calm and counting on him, we hope he returns to enjoy Madrid, I have no doubt that he will stay", Vazquez said. "What I told him is ultimately private but what I feel is that he's a player that I love watching and I'm thrilled to have him and ultimately I think he'll be very happy to be on the team".

Sports Barcelona confirm Aleix Vidal set for €10.5m Sevilla return
Author: 0 Barcelona confirm Aleix Vidal set for €10.5m Sevilla return

Sevilla FC will pay FC Barcelona 8.5 million euros, plus 2m in variables. Vidal has agreed a three-year contract with the La Liga champions and will now fly to Barcelona to undergo a medical. "I made a decision to put in three, four, ten times more effort in training so as to become a professional". Vidal is the Barcelona's fourth signing since the end of the last season following the arrival of Brazilian forward Malcolm, Brazilian midfielder Arthur and French defender Clement Lenglet.

Sports Andy Murray pulls out of Washington, Toronto tournaments
Author: 0 Andy Murray pulls out of Washington, Toronto tournaments

Citi Open tournament director Keely O'Brien said: "I am so grateful that Andy, an incredible champion, came back to DC to begin what we all know will be a great comeback". "I do understand 3 a.m.is very hard for everyone", O'Brien said. Storms earlier in the week forced some men to play twice in one day. The week in Washington saw Murray play the most consecutive matches since returning from the hip problem which kept him out for 11 months and he will now have a week's rest and recovery ...

Sports Ricciardo joins Renault F1 team on two-year deal
Author: 0 Ricciardo joins Renault F1 team on two-year deal

Renault , with drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz, is fourth in the constructors' standings. Despite team boss Christian Horner claiming a new deal was close only last month, the 29-year-old has since decided to make the move to Renault.

Author: 0 Ohio State Football Fans Plan Rally In Support Of Urban Meyer

Davidson has been appointed the chair, while Mary Jo White , former chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will lead the investigative team. Hamms said the rally is to show support for who Meyer is as a person and coach. Urban Meyer is on the hot seat and can be wrongfully fired from Ohio State it is up to us Buckeye Nation to help him not just for him but for THE Ohio State University and the great state of Ohio! "I got a text last night that something happened in 2015, ...

Sports Urban Meyer says he failed on media day dealing with Zach Smith
Author: 0 Urban Meyer says he failed on media day dealing with Zach Smith

That would be beyond brazen. Joe Paterno's career four-decade career as Penn State coach ended when he was sacked amid questions about how much he knew about Sandusky's past crimes and whether he acted appropriately with allegations he was told of by an assistant coach.

Sports Liverpool face fitness concerns in defence for West Ham opener - Jurgen Klopp
Author: 0 Liverpool face fitness concerns in defence for West Ham opener - Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have showcased their ambition in the transfer window, spending over £160m on Naby Keita, Fabinho , Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson . "When I speak about not having insane expectations, if we keep the atmosphere within the club from a year ago we have a chance of really big season and then we will see what happens".

Sports Bills' Beane thinks Coleman is a low risk proposition
Author: 0 Bills' Beane thinks Coleman is a low risk proposition

The Browns selected the Baylor product with the No. 15 pick in the 2016 draft. During his first two injury-plagued years in the National Football League, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound wideout has totaled just 56 receptions (131 targets) for 718 yards and five touchdowns in 19 games (18 starts).

Sports AC Milan's Higuaín: Only Sarri wanted me at Chelsea
Author: 0 AC Milan's Higuaín: Only Sarri wanted me at Chelsea

The Blues are only prepared to offer short-term contracts to players over 30, and as much as Sarri was keen for a reunion, Higuain felt Milan showed far more desire to sign him. In a straight swap-deal between the two clubs, Milan also confirmed the return of their defender Leonardo Bonucci to Juventus . He has been given the number 9 shirt by AC Milan and will be expected to fire the club back into the Champions League.

Sports Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois tells Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave
Author: 0 Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois tells Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave

It comes after a summer of transfer rumours, with Juventus, Chelsea , Tottenham and both Milan clubs interested. It was a heart-breaking blow for the talented goalkeeper, who looked a cert for Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2016, with many even tipping him to wrestle the Three Lions starting spot from Joe Hart.

Sports Newcastle complete signing of Japan worldwide Yoshinori Muto
Author: 0 Newcastle complete signing of Japan worldwide Yoshinori Muto

However, the former Burnley man has probably fallen behind Daniel Sturridge , Dominic Solanke and even Rhian Brewster in the Reds' pecking order and needs to leave in order to get more first team football. Switzerland defender Fabian Schar and South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng have also arrived, while Chelsea midfielder Kenedy has returned on a season-long loan deal after impressing during a six-month spell last campaign.

Sports Wilfried Zaha Tells Teammates He’s Leaving - Wants Chelsea Move
Author: 0 Wilfried Zaha Tells Teammates He’s Leaving - Wants Chelsea Move

He is reportedly open to a fresh challenge and has told pals he has an offer to leave the club. The Ivory Coast worldwide was key in Palace avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season as his electric displays terrified defences and delighted Palace fans in equal measure.

Sports Test Series: Curran backed to emulate England talisman Stokes
Author: 0 Test Series: Curran backed to emulate England talisman Stokes

As well as batting collapses in both innings - they subsided from 216 for 3 to 287 all out in their first innings and were 87 for 7 in their second before Sam Curran 's intervention - England's slip fielding continued to cause concern with both Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan, who has been omitted for the second Test , putting down relatively easy chances by Test standards.

Sports Everton on brink of signing Yerry Mina from Barcelona
Author: 0 Everton on brink of signing Yerry Mina from Barcelona

According to the Daily Star the Frenchman and his agent will have "crunch talks" today about the Old Trafford future of the World Cup-winning midfielder. The Belgian, formerly of Atletico Madrid, could join United within 48 hours. The Old Trafford board weren't having that and consequently the deal fell through on Friday with the two parties unwilling to budge from their positions.

Sports Harry Maguire to return to Leicester training as Manchester United prepare bid
Author: 0 Harry Maguire to return to Leicester training as Manchester United prepare bid

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to allow Anthony Martial to leave Old Trafford for Stamford Bridge in a bid to land main target Willian . Fantastic experience for the boys. "There was a moment I was looking to the area and there was Axel at centre-back to left, Demetri at left wing-back, Garner in midfield on the left and Chong.

Sports Thomas opens three-shot lead over McIlroy at Bridgestone
Author: 0 Thomas opens three-shot lead over McIlroy at Bridgestone

This is only the fourth time he has been five shots or closer going into the weekend this year, but there are plenty of others around him. Woods bounced back from a bogey on 10 with a birdie on 11, but he made two double bogeys, two bogeys and a birdie over the next five.

Sports Maurizio Sarri Provides Update On Thibaut Courtois
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri Provides Update On Thibaut Courtois

I'm not thinking about it, I'm very relaxed about it. Chelsea appointed Sarri last month as the successor to Antonio Conte , who led the Blues to FA Cup glory by beating Mourinho's Manchester United in last season's final. "In the next week we have a friendly match [against Lyon on Tuesday] and I prefer in this moment to be on the pitch with the players only for training".

Author: 0 Negotiations broken between Man United and Yerry Mina

Manchester United believe they have renewed hope of signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline. Manchester United also appear to be backing away from Mina, as a breakthrough in talks over a deal for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld means that the Barca misfit is now just a fall back option - much like he made Everton .

Sports Tiger, Phil head-to-head slated for November
Author: 0 Tiger, Phil head-to-head slated for November

Tiger vs Phil , the $10 million one-on-one golfing rivalry showdown teased for weeks, will now go down around Thanksgiving in Las Vegas. The purse, according to Greenberg's report , is still being determined, but it previously was reported the winner-take-all stakes would be $10 million.

Sports Urlacher shows humility, gratitude in speech
Author: 0 Urlacher shows humility, gratitude in speech

Owens cleared up rumors that he skipped his ceremony in Canton because of voting results, stating that this clearly wasn't the case. Owens entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a celebration uniquely his own Saturday afternoon at his alma mater before approximately 3,000 fans who frequently cheered, chanted "T.O." and gave him the occasional standing ovation.

Sports Tiger Woods fuelled by British Open anger
Author: 0 Tiger Woods fuelled by British Open anger

The golf tournament starts Thursday and Dustin Johnson , going off at 7-1, is the favorite at the 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, followed closely by Rory McIlroy and Woods at 12-1. "I am surprised he hasn't mentioned that yet ― which is nice", quipped Thomas, who will play alongside five-time major victor Phil Mickelson in the first two rounds, when Woods tees it up with Australian Jason Day.

Sports Maurizio Sarri: 'Eden Hazard has asked for late return to Chelsea duty'
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri: 'Eden Hazard has asked for late return to Chelsea duty'

Raheem Sterling has been assured that his contract stand-off with Manchester City will not harm his first-team chances - despite the arrival of Riyad Mahrez. The Italian took over from compatriot Antonio Conte last month after almost wrestling the Serie A title from Juventus with old club Napoli last season.

Sports Real Madrid Target's agent plead team to allow player to leave
Author: 0 Real Madrid Target's agent plead team to allow player to leave

Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle with Real Madrid for Courtois' transfer, but the club have made it clear that they won't sanction the move unless they bring in a replacement. Veteran Robert Green has been signed by the Blues this summer and they have been linked with several other keepers, including Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel.

Sports Number confirmed (sort of) for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson
Author: 0 Number confirmed (sort of) for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson

Liverpool have since splashed £67 million on Alisson from AS Roma, who will inevitably become their number one ahead of the likes of Karius, so perhaps a move to build his confidence would be the best for both parties. He obviously has a real presence, he's smart, he's very nice and it's good to have him around. The German still has the No.1 jersey ahead of the new season and Liverpool have yet to officially confirm what number Alisson will wear.

Sports Maurizio Sarri given Premier League warning by Pep Guardiola over dinner
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri given Premier League warning by Pep Guardiola over dinner

Sarri will be desperate to get his Chelsea career off to a flying start by winning the Community Shield against Guardiola's City side on Sunday. Pedro Rodriguez has extended his Chelsea contract until 2020. But we will work for this target. "Guardiola told me here in England that it is very hard, the level is very high", he said. "In fact, we were talking about how good the new signings were and how they would help us".

Sports Max Meyer set to earn £170k-a-week at Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Max Meyer set to earn £170k-a-week at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are set to announce the signing of Germany global Max Meyer on a free transfer, as a leaked photo from the training ground would suggest that the deal has been completed. Meyer's time at Schalke came to an end after he fell out with the club hierarchy, who were not willing to meet his wage demands. Meyer would become Palace's second signing of the summer, after goalkeeper Vicente Guaita arrived in July from Getafe, also on a free transfer.

Sports Transfer: Unai Emery takes final decision on Ramsey's future at Arsenal
Author: 0 Transfer: Unai Emery takes final decision on Ramsey's future at Arsenal

But the Gunners' win could yet be bittersweet as Emery is waiting to learn the full extent of the calf injury which forced Aaron Ramsey to be withdrawn from the starting line-up just before kick-off. "My opinion is professional and is in the interest of the team", Emery commented via Arsenal .com at a press conference following a pre-season friendly with Chelsea .

Sports Manchester United To Fine Anthony Martial £180,000
Author: 0 Manchester United To Fine Anthony Martial £180,000

Mourinho has come under increasing scrutiny during pre-season after cutting a rather miserable figure at times. We have just a few [senior] players here, lots of kids. Let us know in the comments. Asked if Fred can thrive in United's midfield, Irwin said: "I hope so because we need somebody in there". "He can get on the ball, I've watched him in training.

Sports Sam Curran rips through India but Virat Kohli remains after costly drops
Author: 0 Sam Curran rips through India but Virat Kohli remains after costly drops

Had Dawid Malan pouched the easier of the two chances that came to him at second slip, when Kohli was on just 21, it could all be very different and India , you'd imagine, would be out of it. Earlier, England resumed from 285-9 overnight and Mohammed Shami found Curran's edge to complete the hosts' collapse from 216-3 to 287 all out.

Sports Leicester City have Harry Maguire model new away kit
Author: 0 Leicester City have Harry Maguire model new away kit

The likes of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and even Kante himself are all key to Sarri's plans, which is why according to reports from the Times , Chelsea are going to make the Frenchman their highest paid player. Barcelona eyes Arturo Vidal: It all started as a tease from the midfielder's son and his YouTube channel, but more outlets have reported on a possible move to Spain.

Sports This is how Cardiff is planning to celebrate Geraint Thomas
Author: 0 This is how Cardiff is planning to celebrate Geraint Thomas

He feels Thomas is entering his prime and in a strong position to retain the yellow jersey in 2019. As a Team Sky domestique, Geraint's job is to burn his energy levels to nearly nil in an effort to get Froome to the finish line as quickly as possible.

Sports Urban Meyer's Job in Serious Jeopardy Over Handling of Abuse Allegations
Author: 0 Urban Meyer's Job in Serious Jeopardy Over Handling of Abuse Allegations

Shelley Meyer has appeared in ads for Big Sandy Superstore, which did not respond to a request for comment. Bob Evans Restaurants removed ads featuring Urban Meyer from its website Thursday, hours after the Ohio State football coach was placed on paid leave amid an investigation into a former assistant coach's alleged domestic abuse.