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Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat


Eddie Calvo said. In August 2015, 1 million North Koreans offered to enlist or re-enlist in the army when a mine exploded in the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, raising additional tensions. North Korea says its Hwasong-12 missiles would take just 1,065 seconds to complete their 3,356km flight over Japan before splashing down in waters off the coast of Guam. Read More »

Chelsea treating me like a criminal, says Diego Costa


Having claimed in June that Conte texted him to tell him he was no longer part of Chelsea's plans for the new season, Costa has not returned the club and has been on holiday in Brazil. The forward won't train with the club's reserves and added he'll see out the remainder of his contract unpaid if needs be. Even if his ideal move comes to pass, he will deeply miss the camaraderie he has with the likes of David Luiz and Willian , whom he says "send messages saying "I miss you" and that ... Read More »

Ronaldo scores, sees red as 10-man Madrid thrash Barcelona


Ronaldo's 24 minutes as a substitute saw him score a superb lead goal for his team, be booked for removing his jersey during the celebration, and then quickly pick up a second yellow after referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea ruled the Portugal star had dived to try and win a penalty. Read More »

AI can be more unsafe than North Korea, believes Elon Musk


Speaking on Twitter , the entrepreneur said: "If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be". Now we're weighing the risk of life between a nuclear-armed North Korea and the impending threat of artificial intelligence with a fuzzy photo of a morbidly hilarious poster some billionaire is letting inspire his fear mongering. Read More »

Cubs Ben Zobrist calls for use of electronic strike zone


Red Sox 3, Yankees 2 • Rafael Devers hit a stunning homer off Aroldis Chapman to tie the game in the ninth inning, and fellow Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th as Boston won in NY. Will the over cash on Sunday afternoon when the Diamondbacks host the Cubs at 4:10PM ET? Godley outdueled Arrieta in the first meeting, allowing three hits over six scoreless frames in a 3-0 Arizona win while Arrieta gave up two runs (one earned) over seven innings. Read More »

Manchester boss Jose Mourinho gears up for West Ham game


Hands up, this writer wanted Tiemoue Bakayoko, and even liked the idea of Eric Dier, but it was clear Matic was the manager's first choice and we were okay with that because his record in the market was very good past year. However, with time he will begin to link up better with his new teammates and play with more confidence. "It depends on what is happening or what was happening behind doors and we don't know", he said. Read More »

Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship; Matsuyama 5th


But while the hot rounds have been record-setting and legendary, Thomas had not, until this week, strung together four rounds of major championship-winning golf. Thomas was positive from the get go, and even though there were times his aggression got him into trouble, his level head took over to keep his card well clear of any blow outs. Read More »

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah says Assad regime 'will stay on'


When Israelis speak about the capacities of Hezbollah growing they recognize their defeat in the war. A few hours before the speech he met five Hezbollah fighters who returned from Syria where they were held captive by the Al Nusra front, a salafist jihadist terrorist group. Read More »

Semenya wins 800m gold; targets world record


With Wilson's medal, the USA tied its best performance ever at the IAAF World Championships with a total of 28 medals, previously achieved in 2011. She finished in 1:55.16 ahead of Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi (1:55.92) and Ajee Wilson of the United States of America (1:56.65) to win gold again, after securing the titles in the 2009 and 2011 IAAF World Championships. Read More »

When and where to watch World Athletics Championship, TV coverage


The legendary Jamaican sprinter suffered an injury Saturday in London in the final race of his career. While the Jamaican lay prone, it was Britain who crossed the line first in a world-leading time of 37.47 seconds, the United States - booed upon entry with 100m champion Justin Gatlin on the second leg - second with 37.52secs and Japan taking the bronze. Read More »

Chapman's blown save wrecks Yanks vs. Sox on eve of Subway Series


Though Montgomery received little offensive help - the Yankees didn't get a hit until the fourth inning - the SC native matched his more intimidating counterpart, holding the Red Sox scoreless through four innings. But he's been much less productive since the Major League Baseball All-Star break. The Red Sox single-season record for games with 10 or more strikeouts is 19 set by Pedro Martinez in 1999. Read More »

1st major victory eludes Kisner, Matsuyama at PGA


Long-time leader Kevin Kisner went back to seven-under when he birdied the 15th, but three shots dropped from there saw him slip back to four-under, while Chris Stroud also struggled in the final group with a 76. Fox bogeyed his first hole of the day, but got his round back on track with an eagle at the seventh, however he then added another five bogies and a double bogey to card 78 and finish six over par . Read More »

Marshawn Lynch takes a seat during national anthem vs. Cardinals


Lynch rarely talks to the media but has voiced his support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick's season-long decision to kneel during the anthem to draw attention to what he saw as incidents of police brutality against people of color. Lynch has yet to see live National Football League game action since the 2015 season and was just one of a litany of projected Raiders starters who were held out of Saturday's 20-10 Week 1 preseason loss. Read More »

Arsenal set to offer bumper contract deal to Sanchez

But, according to the Mirror , Arsenal are anxious Sanchez, might revive his efforts to leave the club before the end of the month. Asked if there was any update on Sanchez's situation, Wenger replied: "No". "It is a relief and I believe as well a reminder to the players that they have hurdles on the way and that we can get round it". Sanchez's future has been a relentless source of speculation throughout the summer after he entered into the final 12 months of his contract at the club. Read More »

Jose Mourinho explains why he signed Nemanja Matic at Manchester United

Mourinho's first season at Old Trafford saw United finish sixth in the English top flight, though they won the Europa League and EFL Cup. In his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham at Old Trafford, the boss spoke at length about why Matic was his ideal signing for the Reds. Read More »

Brighton will make Manchester City 'uncomfortable' on opening day, vows captain Bruno


We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except maybe Tottenham. Brighton made rare forays into City's half and had one good chance as the interval approached. "We need talent, to keep the ball, to know what you've got to do". With the victory, City are now provisionally in second place in the EPL standings with three points, while Brighton are in the 19th spot with none. Read More »

Champions Chelsea already in trouble?

The Blues never seemed to regain their composure after that, and found themselves three goals down by half-time as Burnley took full advantage. He also provided David Luiz with a flawless flicked-header that led to Chelsea's second goal of the game. Read More »

WR Martavis Bryant to miss Steelers' preseason opener


Pittsburgh also was without injured backup quarterback Landry Jones , but that didn't matter because the Giants didn't get much from either Josh Johnson or Geno Smith , and NY was generous with the football. Most of the game, Giants' running backs ran into their linemen who were pushed by the Steelers' line or into the hands of a Pittsburgh defender. Half of his six tackles were sacks, he made a leaping interception off Geno Smith and played all game long. Read More »

Marshawn Lynch takes a seat during National Anthem


Like Lynch, who didn't speak publicly about his move after Saturday's game, the outspoken Bennett has been a vocal supporter of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who faced criticism for kneeling during pregame renditions of the national anthem last season to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Read More »

I wanted a hat-trick, jokes Lukaku

He said: "I think it was a very important game for us to start well and get three points against a very good side". West Ham's former United striker Javier Hernandez was given a good reception before kick-off - a welcome certainly not extended to the visitors' on-loan Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart - but the Mexican had little else to cheer. Read More »

Cleveland Browns ride rookie DeShone Kizer to win over New Orleans Saints


Cody Kessler followed with the backups. Part of what Jackson is examining is how to handle this practice time, which could provide an excellent opportunity for Kizer to get more reps with the first team against the first team. The constant focus was on the quarterback position, so Hue Jackson chose to bring some stability by naming Cody Kessler as the top quarterback heading into training camp. Read More »

Nemanja Matic: Premier League the 'main target' for Manchester United

He said: "I was not thinking of signing Matic because I never go for players who I think are an impossible mission to sign". "So when I got the call that Matic wants to play for me and wants to play for Manchester United - and that we could make it happen - I thought he's the ideal player for me". Read More »

Mets dealing veteran Neil Walker to the Brewers


Walker, a switch-hitter, owns a career.272 batting average with 126 HR and 509 RBI in 1,022 games between Pittsburgh (2009-15) and NY (2016-17). Alderson added that it would be "some time" before the Mets learn the identity of the "player to be named". Read More »

Nemanja Matic goes on jinking run against West Ham

A double from Romelu Lukaku and goals from Paul Pogba and substitute Anthony Martial got United's league campaign off to an emphatic and memorable start. "Then this season, when I got the call that Matic wants to play for me and for Manchester United , and he can make it happen, I thought he's the flawless player for me". Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Militants attack Army camp in Kupwara, one soldier injured


Militants opened fire at an army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir , injuring a jawan, the police said on Saturday. Three terrorists were killed on Sunday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian . The duo was shifted to Srinagar for special treatment. Officials say that during the gunfight, four houses were damaged. In a separate incident reported from Hajin area, two J&K policemen and an Army jawan were injured in militant firing on Sunday. Read More »

Lukaku, Pogba, Martial Fire Man United Past West Ham


Mourinho then repeated the feat at Chelsea , Internazionale, Real Madrid and then Chelsea again. "We start the second season with a very good performance at home". And Matic believes his new side can only improve as each win brings more confidence. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly unhappy at the departure of Matic and Mourinho has expressed his surprise that a transfer was possible. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe set to join PSG for £163m


According to Spanish sports daily Marca , Monaco have accepted PSG's offer of 180 million euros (£163m). Barcelona have made Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele their principal targets to fill the gap left by Neymar Junior. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku points to the badge after opening his Manchester United account


The season was only considered a success because of the three secondary trophies Mourinho delivered. It's always oxygen, it's happiness and confidence for them. "I have never seen this league won without power and pace and a really strong spine, and it looks like United have got that", he said. "The fact that we won the match was the most important thing". Read More »

Paulinho Set To Join FC Barcelona On €40 Million Transfer


Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luis Felipe Scolari confirmed on Sunday that Barcelona have paid a fee of 40 million euros for Brazil worldwide Paulinho, who is expected to finalize his move to Camp Nou next week. Over recent days, a number of sources in Spain had suggested that an agreement to take Paulinho to the Camp Nou had been reached, with Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou Evergrande set to pocket a fee in the region of 40 million Euro for the dynamic South American. Read More »

Nolan Arenado Suffers Hand Injury During Rockies vs. Marlins; X-Rays Negative


That sort of told me how he felt. That told me that this was a pretty direct hit. "Whenever you get hit in the hand, it scares you". "It will take some time", Arenado said, "hopefully (just) a couple days". Stanton also extended his major league lead in homers, moving seven ahead of New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge , who entered Sunday with 35. Miami opened the scoring with two runs in the second. Read More »

Arsene Wenger admits potential 'mistake' in delaying Arsenal talks


The Chile forward missed pre-season after being granted extra time off following the Confederations Cup and has been ruled out of Friday's game due to an abdominal strain. The BT Sport pundit was interviewed by the Premier League's official website and provided his views on a number of topics such as the race for top four, the surprise package, the young player to watch and new signings. Read More »

Dodgers Come From Behind to Beat Padres


Among the active players for the Dodgers, Seager has had the most success, collecting six hits in 15 at-bats against Perdomo, though none were for extra bases. Cory Spangenberg hit two home runs for the Padres. Dodgers relievers Tony Watson , Brandon Morrow , Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen each threw a shutout inning to help even the series heading into Sunday's finale. Read More »