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A's to scratch Sonny Gray from start amid trade rumors


Earlier Saturday, a source told ESPN that Athletics executive vice president Billy Beane was ready to "walk away" and try again this offseason if he can't land the package he wants for Gray .? The Yankees aren't the only team that has an enticing pool of prospects that could make for a match with Oakland. Read More »

England set S Africa huge target to win 3rd Test


Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-92. "It was a great period for us to dismiss two batsmen with genuine pace ". It was a 59 he should be very proud of, batting with patience and intelligence, two things the injured Gary Balance often lacked. He finished with figures of five for 57 in 16.4 overs. Just at the stroke of lunch, Westley completed his maiden Test half-century and England ended the session at 153 for two. Read More »

Isner to meet Harrison in Atlanta final


Harrison rallied from a 2-4 deficit to level the breaker at 6-6 only to see Isner win with a sizzling forehand to the deep right corner. The momentum had appeared to be with Edmund after he fought back in the opening set to win it on a tie-break, but the Beverley-based player soon fell behind in the second and Harrison successfully served it out. Read More »

Elneny starts as Arsenal win Emirates Cup despite defeat

It was on his preferred side that his powerful, pacey run created space from where he delivered the cross for Alexandre Lacazzette to score Arsenal's only goal. Arsenal won their traditional pre-season tournament despite Sevilla finishing with a 100 per cent record, having also beaten Red Bull Leipzig on Saturday. Read More »

Vegas retains Canadian Open title with play-off victory

Venezuelan Vegas and American Hoffman will head to the par-5 18th of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Glen Abbey course in Toronto. The former University of Texas All-American added birdies at the 11th and 13th before finally dropping a shot at the par-3 15th, but bounced back with a birdie at the 16th. Read More »

Darron Gibson launches expletitive-ridden rant at Sunderland team-mates


The former Manchester United and Everton midfielder, however, also declares he wants to "fight for the club". Following the 5-0 thrashing Sunderland received at the hands of Celtic on Saturday at the Stadium of Light, Gibson seemingly went out on the town where he encountered fans who put it to him that he didn't care about the club. Read More »

Nico Hulkenberg hits out at 'dirty driver' Kevin Magnussen


The Renault Sport Formula 1 Team racer qualified eleventh but ironically moves up into the top ten thanks to a grid penalty for his team-mate following a gearbox change, and with a free choice of starting tyre, he is hopeful of making the most of his grid position to score his first points of the year. Read More »

Clippers' Danilo Gallinari Injures Thumb After Throwing Punch In Game


Exhibition games are also known as a "friendly". Gallinari, 28, got into a scuffle with Netherlands' Jito Kok during the game, causing an injury to his right thumb. As Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN notes, however, Gallinari is expected to be ready for training camp in September and will not require surgery. He's expected to be fit when training camp starts September 26. Read More »

JUST IN: Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson likely to be traded tonight


There are other teams in the mix for the southpaw reliever, but it appears Candelario would be the main trade chip in order to get Wilson to the North Side. In 76 games this season, primarily as a catcher along with occasional time at first base, Avila is hitting.274 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs. He'll be a free agent at season's end. Read More »

Orioles to acquire right-hander Hellickson


And then, a half hour after the game, manager Pete Mackanin arrived later than usual for his postgame press conference. PHILADELPHIA - The Phillies are putting together their own version of a South Atlantic Leagu... He's on pace to hit 52 doubles this season, which would rank third all-time in team history behind Chuck Klein (59 in 1930) and Ed Delahanty (56 in 1899).His defense - remember, he was a Gold Glove finalist past year in just his second season playing the outfield - remains ... Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to avoid 'Mourinho season'


Conte is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard : "I am excited to play in the Champions League with Chelsea , but I know we have a lot of road ahead before we can compete to try to win the Champions League". Morata spent most of his time in a wide left role as Michy Batshuayi spearheaded the attack in what were fiercely humid and hot conditions. Goals from Stevan Jovetic and Ivan Perisic had put Inter into a commanding lead before a weird Geoffrey Kondogbia own goal gave Chelsea ... Read More »

Clasico: Barca conquer Madrid

Nevertheless, it was solid Lionel Messi who opened the scoring after simply three minutes, defeating Luka Modric and firing residence, with his strike dispersing off Raphael Varane and also beating Keylor Navas. Valverde, however, insisted after the game in Miami that he expected Neymar to still be a Barcelona player come the start of the new La Liga season in August. Read More »

Ernesto Valverde insists Neymar remains part of his Barcelona plans - for now


From my perspective, we have Neymar in our team, we count on him and we have to see. "PSG can not have figures in which PSG's commercial rights exceed those of Real Madrid and Barcelona ", said Tebas. Strike partner Luis Suarez has formed a deadly partnership with Neymar and echoed Iniesta's calls for the interest from PSG to be dismissed once and for all. Read More »

Wozniacki faces Siniakova in Bastad final


The Czech stormed out to an early lead over top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the rain-delayed Swedish Open final and never looked back, notching a 6-3, 6-4 triumph. Despite losing, 25-year-old Hanfmann, the world number 170 who has had a hearing impairment since birth, enjoyed the best result of his career this week in reaching the final, having also knocked out third seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the second round. Read More »

Hunter-Reay leads rain-hit second Mid-Ohio practice


Local favorite Graham Rahal (Honda) of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing was fourth. The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has lost the Indy vehicle championship lead after the latest round at Mid-Ohio. "This was a good day for Team Penske". He is third in the standings, eight points back. While Aleshin had an incident during practice, he kept all four wheels on the pavement during the race to finish 14th after starting dead last in 21st. Read More »

Rangers' Beltre Joins MLB History With 3000 Hits


After five seasons in Seattle and an All-Star year with the Boston Red Sox , Beltre has been on a tear with the Rangers since joining the club in 2011. Derek Jeter and Rodriguez are not yet eligible for the Hall of Fame. Coming into play Sunday, he was hitting.310 with nine home runs and 36 RBI in 50 games. Read More »

Rockies get second All Star in four days


He's hitting just.242/.297/.338 with four homers and 27 RBI on the season, but should welcome a return to the National League and the friendly confines of Coors Field. And there's this: Colorado hasn't got much, at all, offensively from its catchers. The Rockies catchers heading into Sunday were hitting.231/.312/.305 as a group. Read More »

Weird own goal steals show as Inter Milan beat Chelsea


Premier League champions Chelsea are not having the best pre-season at all and to add further woes to them, they were beaten by Inter Milan 2-1 yesterday (July 29). The sides went head to head in a friendly matchup this afternoon, with Inter full of confidence following their impressive victory over Bayern Munich earlier this week. Read More »

Gets Right in a Cubs Fan's Face


Christie, holding what appeared to be nachos, leaned into Joseph, who was wearing a Cubs jersey, and berated him for being a "big shot". The man seen in the video, identified as Brad Joseph , said the confrontation started when he yelled Christie's name and told him he "sucked". Read More »

Kyle Busch gets first win of 2017 at Pocono

Entering the day, it was one of two tracks that Busch had failed to pick up a victory at, putting that streak to an end after Sunday. If you wanted further proof of how good Busch's auto was over the final stint, he ended up pulling away for a six-second victory. Read More »

David Price Says He Could Have Addressed Eckersley In 'Different Way'


He wouldn't commit to whether or not he will apologize but said, "When he's around, we'll talk". Dennis Eckersley and David Price . "We feel comfortable with Doug Fister moving into rotation", Dombrowski said. Price's arm issues may very well be real, yet the reality is that he can't begin to make amends to an angry fan base if he can't pitch. It's the longer-term, though, that's even more complicated. Read More »

Inter Milan beat Chelsea, but own goal steals show


Saturday's defeat was also a party spoiler as the match was used to launch Chelsea's new Nike away kit. What could Alvaro Morata bring to fantasy football? Despite another impressive Inter Milan performance and eventual victory, however, today's fixture in Singapore will likely only be remembered for one moment, and it was one that French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia will not be living down any time soon... Read More »

Former Michigan state DL Malik McDowell injured in accident


Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Sunday that the accident happened a couple of weeks ago. The Seahawks placed McDowell on the reserve/did not report list. "It's challenging. He had extraordinarily high hopes to be here and be with us, and he's not able to". Many news outlets speculated the Seahawks No. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez to ask to leave Arsenal in favour of City move


The 28-year-old has been linked with the likes of Paris St Germain, Manchester City , Bayern Munich and Chelsea during the summer as Arsenal face a season of Europa League football having finished fifth in the Premier League last term. "There is no development in his future it is always the same. He's staying of course". "I can't reveal to you what he says, I cannot reveal what is a secret conversation". Read More »

First Test: India on top on third day


You can't be satisfied after a defeat. "Otherwise, I would say that we had a pretty good game". "We need to improve ourselves in all three departments". That's something we speak about a lot. There was bad news, however, for batsman Asela Gunaratne, who will be out for up to two months after breaking his finger on the opening morning of the first Test. Read More »

Steph Curry Does #LeBronChallenge at Harrison Barnes Wedding, Kyrie Irving Hyped


Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving apparently didn't appreciate it very much. Irving's presence makes the video even more noteworthy, given recent reports that he requested to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers . Intentionally or not, it was pretty amusing, and a lot of people, both at the time and since, have made fun of his dad moves. Steph Curry and LeBron are undoubtedly rivals , with their teams having met in the NBA Finals in each of the past three season. Read More »

Sharif loyalist Abbasi is Pak interim PM


The younger Sharif - who has so far been unscathed by the corruption allegations engulfing his brother's family - holds only a provincial seat, so must be elected to the national assembly before becoming the new prime minister. The five-judge bench unanimously disqualified Sharif for failing to disclose his "un-withdrawn" salary as the chairman of UAE-based offshore company Capital FZE. Read More »

Vikings Sign CB Xavier Rhodes To Contract Extension


Xavier Rhodes came to Minnesota as a talented, but rough-around-the-edges defender who needed to learn to be less physical with receivers down the field. Last week, the Vikings signed defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $58 million extension. They are said to be discussing extensions for defensive tackle Linval Joseph and linebacker Anthony Barr also. Read More »

Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich will retire today


Ninkovich began his career with the New Orleans Saints , and called his release from the Saints a "blessing" for how it allowed him to begin his career with the Pats. "I won't miss ice tubs and being sore for a week". A Purdue alum, Ninkovich didn't see his National Football League career take off until he joined the Patriots as a free agent on August 2, 2009. Read More »

England vs South Africa, third Test day four


Asked to select his most enjoyable scalp of the day, Roland-Jones picked out Hashim Amla , owner of 106 Test caps, 26 centuries and more than 8,000 runs. Starting off the day on 126/8, Temba Bavuma and Morne Morkel converted their 12-run partnership into a 47-run stand before Morkel was dismissed by James Anderson for 17. Read More »

Vettel delighted with 'incredible' Ferrari


He had dialled-in the auto and was fully up to speed by the final run on Saturday morning where he was quickest in final practice. Hamilton is still behind Vettel in the point standings , so he needs to continue to rack up wins. A lap later on in the session relegated him to fourth place. There was more in-team controversy and big drama on just the second corner when Red Bull driver Max Verstappen collided with teammate Daniel Ricciardo , knocking the Australian out of the race. Read More »

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants' 2-1 loss to Dodgers


The only other time it happened was 1985. The Giants have built 30-game leads on the Dodgers before the end of July three times - in 1904, 1905 and 1912. Chris Devenski's first pitch in relief of Francis Martes (3-1) resulted in Kinsler's bloop RBI single, putting the Tigers on top 4-3 for the first time in the game. Read More »