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Two month ban for Sara Errani


The written reasons for the verdict revealed Errani had been visiting her mother prior to the date of her positive test on February 16. "However, this substance (letrozole) is present in Femara, a medicine my mother has been using daily since 2012 for therapeutic goal, further to a surgery for breast cancer, and therefore is present in the house where I am now living". Read More »

Liverpool determined to keep Philippe Coutinho even if Barcelona offer £100m


Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp has been insisting all summer that Coutinho, 25, will not be sold , but a bid of nearly double the original £70m that was originally offered could be too much to resist. You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign. Read More »

Cutler arrives in Miami, misses Monday practice


Dolphins coach Adam Gase said on Saturday that he reached out to Cutler after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was injured on Thursday during practice. The two are close friends as Gase attended Cutler's retirement party back in June. When Fox hired him in May, Cutler didn't really sound like he was long for the broadcast booth. Read More »

Tori Bowie wins 100m title at worlds


With her final strides, the American gritted her teeth for the line. The Netherlands' Dafne Schippers , the 2015 world champion in the 200m, took bronze with a time of 10.96. She then appeared to lose stride twice before fading to finish fifth. "I couldn't be more happy". But with the year's world-leading time holder Ta Lou in the final, Thompson was expected to have a good run for her money. Read More »

Bartomeu on Neymar exit: "No player is bigger than Barca"


Bartomeu insists that the 25-year-old wanted to leave the club, despite their desire to keep him, but he believes the club will survive his departure, and has vowed to spend the windfall wisely in the summer transfer market. In perhaps a sign of their failure to bring players through their La Masia academy in recent years, Barcelona do not have a single player on the list though among Valverde's tasks during his maiden campaign is to promote more players into the first team. Read More »

Manchester United to trigger Sergi Roberto release clause


The Spaniard will always be remembered for his dramatic last-gasp winning goal in the Champions League round of 16 match against PSG last season, where Barcelona secured a memorable comeback, winning the game 6-1. Ernesto Valverde's arrival, however, along with Neymar's departure and the likes of Coutinho and Paulinho being lined up, has led to uncertainty surrounding his future at the Nou Camp. Read More »

Timothy Fosu-Mensah set for medical with Crystal Palace today


In the meantime, De Boer has acted to provide cover for his regular right-back Joel Ward by agreeing a move for Fosu-Mensah, the 19-year-old who began his career under the Dutchman at Ajax . Widely seen as one of United's standout prospects, past year Fosu-Mensah signed a new deal with the club that is set to run until the summer of 2020. Read More »

Don Baylor, former Oriole, Yankee, dies at 68


Baylor died at 4:25 a.m. Monday due to complications from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, the Austin American-Statesman reported. It was with the Red Sox that Baylor had his best season since the MVP campaign in '79, hitting 31 home runs and driving in 94 runs, helping the Red Sox reach the World Series. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid squad to face Manchester Unitted


However, the Portuguese appears set to stay put and, despite only just returning to training, has been included in the 24-man squad taking on former club United in Macedonia. "I left Porto and two months later I was facing them in the Champions League", he told Real, meanwhile, failed to win any of their four friendluies in the United States in 90 minutes, losing 3-2 to Barca and getting thrashed 4-1 by Manchester City, their only win coming in a shoot-out victory over an MLS ... Read More »

FBI takes over investigation of bombing of Minnesota Mosque


A bomb that shook a Bloomington, Minnesota, mosque early Saturday morning caused no injuries, but the Governor denounced the explosion as "an act of terrorism". The council urged USA mosques to increase their security following the Bloomington incident. The mosque in Bloomington, just south of Minneapolis, serves as a religious centre and community organising platform for Muslim activists and leaders in the area, according to the society. Read More »

Newcastle United's derisory offer for Stoke City striker was not £12m


There seems little doubt Perez will leave this summer on a permanent deal, the only question now appears to be where he will end up. But Benitez admits he would be keen to bring the forward to St James' Park. "I will try to do my best to be sure that the team we have will be good enough to compete and stay as high as we can in the Premier League". According to the Chronicle , Rafa Benitez is expecting to sign AT LEAST three more players before now and the end of the transfer window. Read More »

Barcelona president explains how club will spend £200m recouped from Neymar sale


The Sunday Express has revealed that Tottenham risk losing star midfielder Dele Alli to Barcelona , with the Catalans now having enough in their coffers to make a swoop following Neymar's sale. Bartomeu says the money will be spent with "prudence, rigour and serenity". The north London club lost Kyle Walker to Manchester City early in the window, and while Pochettino considered him an expendable asset, keeping on to Alli will be a herculean task if Barcelona go all out for their ... Read More »

Jorge Mendes tells Diego Costa to forget Atletico and join AC Milan

However, a transfer ban means the Spanish club can not make signings before January and they have yet to come near to Chelsea's £50m asking price. In a sign that Conte is aware of the risk that his new recruits might not settle quickly in England, newspapers have said he is still hoping to sign three or four British-based players before the season kicks off on August 12. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger praises new signings Lacazette and Kolasinac


Where they slipped up last season was at the back. In the Premiership power plays a part. The normal season curtain raiser at Wembley Stadium features league champion Chelsea against FA Cup victor Arsenal . The following week on Super Sunday the Blues will face Tottenham in a rematch of the FA Cup semi-final last season , back in April that tie finished 4-2 to Chelsea and with Wembley being the new home for Spurs, for one season whilst their new ground is being built, they could ... Read More »

Kerala HC lifts life ban on cricketer Sreesanth


Sreesanth was one of those charged for spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013 . The 34-year-old was banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during IPL 2013 alongside two other Rajasthan Royals players, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Read More »

Mahrez keen to speak with Roma


Roma have had two bids turned down, while Mahrez has been linked with a host of clubs including Arsenal . Italy's AS Roma is preparing to step up its pursuit of Leicester City's wantaway Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez with a revised third bid of around £35m reportedly in the offing for the 2016 PFA Player of the Year. Read More »

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson: Manchester United full-back joins Leeds on loan


He is not hoping to play in Wednesday's League Cup tie against Port Vale and Saturday's Championship meeting with Preston North End. The England U20 worldwide broke into the first team under Louis van Gaal making 14 appearances during the 2015-16 season before signing a long-term contract in 2016 that will keep him at the club until at least 2020. Read More »

Everton boss Koeman makes confident Sigurdsson deal claim


Having made six signings already this summer, the latest of which is Southampton's Cuco Martina on a free transfer, many people believe Everton have had a fantastic summer despite losing Lukaku. He has been linked with Watford and Koeman said: 'The reason that he wasn't in the squad is that he was not fit to play today. "I don't know about any interest for Aaron, I don't know". Read More »

Tokyo Wants US Osprey Aircraft Grounded in Japan Pending Australian Crash Investigation


The Marine Corps said earlier they had shifted from a search-and-rescue effort to a recovery operation, which could last several months, and had notified the next-of-kin of the three missing Marines. and Australian forces that wrapped up last week. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was supporting the US-led recovery operation. Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne said she had spoken with U.S. Read More »

Imran Khan attacks Nawaz Sharif

The last full-time Foreign Minister was Hina Rabbani Khar, who served in the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government. Meanwhile, Ahsan Iqbal, former minister for planning, will take charge of the key interior ministry. It is believed that the shuffle has been aimed at reinforcing support for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) before the upcoming mid-2010 general elections. Read More »

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce hurls homophobic slur at fan


Cron made a diving stop of Joyce's hard-hit grounder. He was just hammered by the Tigers in his most recent start on August 3 for seven runs (five earned) and six hits in two innings. After Oakland fell behind by five runs, Josh Smith (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh. "Obviously said some words that should never be said". There may have been a time when you think the game is going on your terms, but you still have to close it. Read More »

Indiana Pacer paces team in worldwide game


Mudiay put up a near triple-double for Team Africa with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists while shooting 50% from the field against the World Team. Oladipo finished the game with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a standout performance on the court. The squad coached by Spoelstra got a team-high 15 points from Jaylen Brown , 14 points apiece from Porzingis and Andre Drummond , and 13 apiece from Courtney Lee and Lowry, who decided the game with his late scoring. Read More »

Arsenal Wins Community Shield

Kolasinac became the first player to open his goal account for Arsenal in the Community Shield since Gilberto Silva in 2002. "We've had some bad starts in the last four years but we've had intensity in our games and the preparation that's needed to be ready so let's go into the Premier League now with the same discipline, the same spirit and let's see where we can go". Read More »

Gibson to be South Africa's next head coach?

Domingo has re-applied for the post but the job is believed to be Gibson's if he wants it. Gibson has had two spells in his current role, either side of a stint as head coach of his native West Indies, from 2010 until 2014. "Losing Ben Stokes in the last five minutes was disappointing". "We have had no approach from Cricket South Africa", the European Central Bank statement said. Read More »

Monaco fighting hard to keep Mbappe


Bernardo Silva admits he would love to see former AS Monaco teammate Kylian Mbappe join him at Manchester City . "I haven't spoken to Mbappe - but he is a great player as well", Silva said . "He can be one of the best in the world very soon". Meanwhile, in the football market, the future of Kylian Mbappe is one of the main topics since Neymar's soap is finally over. Read More »

Bowie wins women's 100 meters; Walsh masters shot


Croatia's Stipe Zunic took the bronze with 21.46 meters whilst there was disappointment for Olympic champion Ryan Crouser, who could finish only sixth with 21.20 meters. "I didn't execute my race which is a shame but I am healthy", Thompson, who landed a 100 and 200 golden double in Rio previous year. "I knew it was going to be tough". Read More »

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga card tonight in Los Angeles


Lomachenko, 29, brought out all the stops in showcasing his brand to a wider audience including flashy flurries, comedic taunting and even a post-fight interview in English. "I never saw anything like this". "Unlike most fighters, he realizes that professional boxing is part sport and part entertainment", promoter Bob Arum said. Read More »

Australian four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert dead at 79


Her gold in the 400m came eight years later at the Tokyo Olympics. Channel Nine reports the beloved athlete was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1969 and dedicated much of her life to raising awareness for the disease. She suffered a hamstring injury at the 1960 Olympics and announced her retirement from sport, but had a change of heart two years later. In 1985 Cuthbert was elected into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame. Read More »

Sir Mo Farah: The winning machine who keeps on producing

Farah's focus now moves to the 5,000m heats on Wednesday ahead of next Saturday's final, his last global race before he switches to the marathon, and he is confident he will recover in time. "I have to get the start together as I can't keep doing this". It was the ideal way for him to begin his final championship as a track runner before he turns his attentions to the roads as a marathon man. Read More »