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ESPNU becoming ESPN8: 'The Ocho' for one day only on August 8

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ESPN recently made the announcement that ESPNU will officially become ESPN 8: The Ocho for one day on August 8, 2017. It's finally happening. It only took 13 years, but ESPN8: The Ocho is finally becoming a reality. Sports to be shown next Tuesday include, disc golf, trampoline dodgeball , cornhole, kabaddi, and the Firefighters World Challenge XXV . "The goal is for each team's "raider" to tag as numerous opposing team's players as possible and return to his/her home half all while taking ... Read More »

'Genius' Matic not among the most prolific tacklers last season

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The Serbia global has thrived under Mourinho before at Chelsea and will likely play a key role for United in defensive midfield when the 2017-18 season gets under way. He said: "When we paid that amount for Paul [Pogba] I said that he was not expensive". United now play Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on Tuesday before getting their Premier League season underway on Sunday August 13 when they host West Ham. Read More »

Hip injury sees Andy Murray withdraw from Rogers Cup

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Nadal can return to World No. 1 for the first time in three years by reaching the semifinals. Federer has won the tournament twice in 2004 and 2006, and will be returning for the first time in six years as the event takes place during the buildup to the final Grand Slam of the year in the US Open. Read More »

Barabati Unsure Of November 4 India-NZ T20 Match

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KL Rahul notches up his comeback fifty, his eighth Test fifty in total as India cross the 100-run mark before lunch. India's home swing will then wind down with a full series against Sri Lanka , comprising three Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is. Read More »

Arsene Wenger verbally abused by fan during Arsenal-Benfica friendly

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But Lacazette accepts he has work to do to make sure he translates the prolific form he showed at Lyon to the English game and says there is "no small team" he can bank on filling his boots against. The France worldwide was one of the two signings made by manager Arsene Wenger. 'Sometimes it takes a few months, sometimes it takes very little time. Read More »

Diego Costa set to hand in Chelsea transfer request

Conte last month indicated the incident had made up his mind about Costa's future and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has arrived for a reported club-record fee of £70million to bolster Chelsea's forward options. "Chelsea have not just not denied nor corrected the coach, either in public or private, but instead renewed his contract". Ricardo Cardoso, a lawyer and legal representative of Diego Costa , has spoken to Spanish news outlet Agencia EFE , and he's announced that Costa is on the ... Read More »

Miami Hurricanes ranked 18th in preseason Amway Coaches Poll

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With 1,257 points, Penn State is one spot ahead of Washington (1,245) and one behind defending national champion Clemson (1,367) in the rankings. The Hurricanes were ranked 18th Thursday afternoon among the top-25 in the Amway Coaches Poll , the first major preseason poll released. Read More »

Carlo Ancelotti: I hope Liverpool win their Champions League play-off tie

The Reds could however, face Turkish league runners-up Basaksehir who are among the unseeded teams - Liverpool are seeded . "It will be more hard to win". A year earlier, Manchester City were comfortably overcome by Real Madrid in the semi-final. "There are many memories that come into my mind and it is going to be always like this". Read More »

Here's proof Tom Brady really is aging in reverse

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But after this type of workout you fiend for that type of stuff. With that in mind, if you open a wax museum in the city of Boston, you'd probably want to dedicate more time and effort into the Tom Brady figure. "Gronkowski can't hang with me back in my heyday." "No, I can't (believe it)", Gronk admitted. Today is his last day in his 30s. But if this Patriots team can play their best football each week and during each playoff game, it does not seem like they should lose a game. Read More »

Mike Fisher Retires from NHL After 17 Seasons

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A peace that said this is God's will for your future. "I've chose to retire from the National Hockey League". The 37-year-old was an unrestricted free agent after finishing off a two-year, $8.8 million contract this past season and chose to walk away rather than return for an 18th season. Read More »

Oscar Pistorius Hospitalized for Chest Pain, 'Okay' After Fears of Heart Attack

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He is serving a six-year sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. Pistorius, 30, was taken to Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, under armed guard at 8am today. He said he could not give any further comment before he discussed the matter with Pistorius' uncle Arnold Pistorius. At the time, Nxumalo said the Paralympian told authorities he had injured himself after falling out of bed. Read More »

Ferrari confirms plan for utility vehicle

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Given that more stringent environmental regulations would occur under the new plan, Ferrari also plans to add more hybrid models in their lineups. However, despite Marchionne's comments, a Ferrari spokesman said: "With reference to recent speculation in the worldwide press, Ferrari will not be launching an SUV". Read More »

Eli Apple learning from Odell Beckham while covering him in drills

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Working every day against Beckham and Brandon Marshall can be harrowing, but Apple sees the work as a daily tutorial. Beckham was not available to be interviewed Tuesday after practice, but it was clear the death of Ponce affected him. "You've fallen for the okey-doke", Whitlock said. But wait! Haven't we seen that move before ? It may have not turned out the way we wanted, but there is a divine plan as to how everything goes, and I am a firm believer that God works everything out for the ... Read More »

Liverpool playmaker, Coutinho not for sale, says Jurgen Klopp

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The World Cup victor also revealed how he had spoken to Neymar ahead of his decision to leave Barcelona but refused to influence his decision one way or the other. "It would be great if Liverpool keep him, but if he goes, I wish him all the best". It proved to be the only negative on a night of positives for Jurgen Klopp's men, though, who face Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's final after they beat Napoli. Read More »

Ryan Tannehill leaves practice after falling awkwardly

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He remained on the ground for at least 15 seconds, surrounded by teammates. Tannehill remained on the ground for almost 15 seconds before getting up and walking gingerly to the locker room without an obvious limp, per Jackson. It wasn't immediately clear if the injury was to his knee or another part of his leg. But Matt Moore assumed the first-team duties with Tannehill in the locker room. Read More »

Matic in United squad for Sampdoria game

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Lukaku, I didn't play with him at Chelsea , but I know him because we played together many times. "It was nice to play in front of our supporters - I think there was a stadium full of Manchester supporters". "And we have important players injured for a long time, they're going to be back just by the end of the year, so our squad is not so big". 'Also, anything is possible in the Champions League. Read More »

The Record Breaking Neymar Deal

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Jose Mourinho , who sanctioned Paul Pogba's £89m move from Juventus to Manchester United a year ago believes PSG are not paying over the odds given Neymar's quality although he is concerned by the financial "consequences" of the deal. Read More »

Premier League 2017-18: Liverpool team's strength and weakness and squad

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Of course, all 20 teams in the Premier League can focus on winning the title ahead of the new season and after Leicester City's success in 2015-16, why not? The German boss said: "If you say he is not available to be sold, where is the interpretation? We don't start a season by not having any ambitions", Klopp said. Read More »

Canada asylum seekers housed at Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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In first six months of 2017, there have been 4,345 illegal border crossings by asylum seekers in Canada. -Canada border between January and late June, 3,350 - or 77 per cent - entered into Quebec. The Olympic Stadium, which the CBC says has been out of regular use since the departure of the Montreal Expos in 2004, can now host another 450 people. Read More »

Rodgers lauds magnificent Celtic after UCL win

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Earlier on Wednesday, Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first European goal for Istanbul Basaksehir from Gael Clichy's pass, as last season's Turkish Super Lig runners-up saw off Club Brugge 2-0 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate. Read More »

Steph Curry Denies 'Clowning' LeBron James in Video

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In a recent interview with the Athletic , Curry admitted to imitating LeBron's workout video but said he wasn't making fun of him. For your own judgment, here are clips of both videos. And, really, Curry has such an honest face. The song came on, and he started to dance. Stephen Curry is obviously one of the biggest names in sports all together, although he will always be a step behind in the LeBron James era. Read More »

Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys

For now, just enjoy the fact football is back. Garrett rarely plays his first-stringers in Dallas's preseason opener, even during seasons in which the team only has four such exhibitions (by virtue of their Hall of Fame game participation, each team gets five this year). Read More »

England v South Africa: Rain hampering fourth Test preparations

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A series win for England will make it the first time since 1964, they have registered back to back series victories against South Africa. A tour that started back in mid-May has already seen South Africa lose one-day global and Twenty20 series to England , with the Proteas suffering a disappointing first-round exit in the Champions Trophy as well during their time in England . Read More »

Tigers' Verlander on revocable waivers

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With the Major League Baseball trade deadline just hours away, the big question regarding the Detroit Tigers is whether or not they will make any more deals or if they are finished. Verlander's contract, which runs through 2020 and will pay him $104 million (counting this season), has a full no-trade clause. Extra payroll could be reinvested into the team in the form of free agent contracts, but that would merely help keep the Tigers afloat as a middling club while doing little to help ... Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko ends his boxing career

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His contract had a rematch clause, although he said he would take his time before deciding whether he could box on. Because of this choice I've travelled the world, learned new languages, created businesses, built intellectual properties, helped people in need. Read More »

Real Madrid edges MLS Stars

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Commissioner Don Garber is supposed to hold a news conference at 7 p.m. The payoff for those inside the venerable 61,000-seat stadium, coincidentally the site of the inaugural match of the 1994 World Cup, will be an embarrassment of soccer riches. Read More »

BoM Q1 net loss widens to Rs 412cr as NPAs soar

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Gross non-performance assets (NPAs) as proportion of advances declined marginally to 13.66 per cent compared to 13.75 per cent at the end of June past year. Bank of Maharashtra said it sold advances of Rs 50.86 crore to asset reconstruction company at a loss of Rs 5.53 crore during the June quarter of 2017-18. Read More »

Barcelona confirm Neymar intends to leave club, has said goodbye to team-mates

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Neymar Senior, the player's father and agent, is expected to make the equivalent of £23m commission as part of a renewal premium for the contract Neymar signed with Barcelona a year ago. However, La Liga president Javier Tebas has threatened not to accept PSG's money over what he perceives as a failure on the French side's part to comply with UEFA's financial fair play rules (FFP). Read More »

Army Major, soldier killed in Kashmir ambush

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Two Army personnel including a Major have been martyred in a terrorist attack at Shopian. According to police, the three Armymen injured in the gunfight were airlifted to 92 military base hospital in Srinagar where the major and a soldier succumbed to bullet injuries. Read More »

Honda 2Wheelers inaugurates fourth assembly line at Bangalore plant

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Honda 2Wheelers India seems to be growing at a good pace in the Indian motorcycle market, registering a 20% hike in total sales. With this, the combined production capacity from four plants in India has gone up to 64 lakh units per year, thereby overtaking the Indonesian facility, which has a capacity to produce 58 lakh units per annum, said Shinji Aoyama, regional operations chief officer, Honda Motor Co (Asia and Oceania). Read More »