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Roofers stop work to stand for national anthem


CNN reports the roofers - Dwayne Harrison, Danny Thyng and James Scraggs - had been working for four hours when the national anthem began. Michelle Lyons Cossar was attending a football game in Old Town, Maine when she took the photo. "They had no idea anyone even noticed but our community did", Shanon Gurski Dixon told the local news station, WMTW . Conduct during the national anthem has become a hot-button issue around the country as National Football League players have been kneeling ... Read More »

Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey ineligible for AFL Women's draft


In making their decision, the AFL also consulted the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission's guidelines 'Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport - complying with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010'. Mouncey said that she was " extremely disappointed " with the decision of the AFL but added that she was grateful for the "genuine way in which they approached" her situation. Read More »

Joel Embiid Unhappy With Minutes Restriction 'in the Teens'


Sixers coach Brett Brown insisted there would be some sort of restriction on Embiid's minutes at least to begin the year, though he was hesitant to attach an exact number to his young center. Moments after he said he hoped he wouldn't have any minutes restrictions, a reporter brought up the teens suggestion floated by Brown, and Embiid was caught off guard by the implication. Read More »

Honduras coach Pinto rips Federation Internationale de Football Association for 'inhumane' travel schedule for playoffs


While the match in Honduras was expected to be played at San Pedro Sula, FFA said it had yet to receive confirmation of a venue or kick-off time. "The World Cup is a dream and we must fight to conquer it". Honduran coach, Jorge Luis Pinto, is far from happy with the quick turnaround, saying failure to qualify for the World Cup is unthinkable. The Socceroos scraped through to the final play-off round with a 2-1 extra time win over Syria, while Honduras earned fourth place in the CONCACAF ... Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne's agent confirms good Man City news


Mrs Lake soon retracted the statement, however, by claiming the Stockport Kwik Save shut 10 years ago. Even from above, with the benefit of an aerial television camera, it was hard to spot the run of Sane, but somehow De Bruyne managed it. 'His quality is outstanding as an individual out on the pitch but it's the way that he makes that work for the whole team, and connects with the other players, that makes him special. Read More »

Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs

Therefore Switzerland , Italy, Croatia and Denmark will be in Pot 1, while Northern Ireland , Sweden, Republic of Ireland and Greece will be in Pot 2. In Switzerland , they have been paired against the highest-ranked side in the current Federation Internationale de Football Association standings. Twice they have overcome one final hurdle in recent years to qualify for major worldwide competition, getting past Estonia in 2011 and Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2015 to reach the last two ... Read More »

Arsenal to sell Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil in January


But will Ozil actually leave the Emirates Stadium in the new year? Inter Milan have publicly admitted they are keen and that is why they are now actively looking round for a buyer. "Everything that happens afterwards wouldn't have happened". "There's only one outcome here". What is the difference between Joe Hart and Mesut Ozil? The north London outfit have been performing well of late without the likes of Ozil and fellow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez starting, advancing in the ... Read More »

In Evan Dunham's "Book", Tony Ferguson is The UFC's 155 Champ


Nurmagomedov has somewhat of a point, as McGregor hasn't fought mixed martial arts in almost a year, when he won the lightweight title. In other news, undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway recently spoke with " The MMA Hour's " Ariel Helwani as he talked about the recent "compliments" made by McGregor towards him a couple of weeks ago. Read More »

Footy Show axed from Channel Nine, reports


Footy Show executive producer Glenn Pallister this week told Vautin, who is holidaying in the USA, the show would no longer exist in its current format and he would not be a part of it. It has won 11 Logies. Last week, a press release from Channel 9 confirmed that The Footy Show would be continuing as normal. Nine said in a statement it is still finalising the format of its rugby league line-up for next year and added Vautin remains contracted for the 2018 NRL season. Read More »

Isco backs Cristiano Ronaldo to hurt Tottenham Hotspur


And after scoring the goals to lead Madrid to glory in La Liga and the Champions League , Isco says Portugal forward Ronaldo should once again walk away with the trophy next January. Ronaldo ended his wait for a Liga goal when he struck a late victor in Saturday's 2-1 victory at Getafe , and Isco says there was never any real concern over his form. Read More »

Why getting Eden Hazard back on form is key to Chelsea's season


Moses suffered the injury against Crystal Palace on Saturday and had to be replaced. "This moment is very hard for us, to lose three or four players is a big problem, but despite this, we have to find the will to fight". Morata has been back in training this week with Cahill speaking about his teammate's current condition, as the Daily Mail reports . This season we are facing four competitions. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy announce they're expecting baby

And it would be weird not being a race-car driver if I have a daughter or son. "I'm hoping to find out all that stuff soon". There was no due date on Earnhardt's Instagram post, but on his Twitter, Earnhardt explained that he and Amy learned they were expecting on September 1. Read More »

Gylfi Sigurdsson insists the best is yet to come for Toffees


And Sigurdsson, 28, is determined to play his part in help turn things around at Goodison. Sigurdsson, as quoted by the Daily Star, has suggested that his move is "not going as hoped" so far, both personally and for the team as a whole. "A couple of scruffy wins would bring some confidence to the team and that's sometimes all you need". "We know we're in a little bit of a tough period at the moment", the defender told the club website. Read More »

Reborn as a Cardinal? A look at Adrian Peterson's Arizona debut


Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic declared that Peterson's arrival could be a season-saver for the Cardinals: "He turned a desperate team into a risky team". "This is the opportunity that I've been waiting for", Peterson told reporters postgame . And yes, Peterson made several defenders miss, but how about the blocking up front? Through six games, the Cardinals have started five different offensive line combinations. Read More »

England cricketer Ben Stokes marries in country wedding


Stokes was arrested at Bristol's Mbargo club after an incident at about 02:35 BST which left another man needing hospital treatment for facial injuries. "Three other men, aged 26, 27 and 28 have all voluntarily attended police stations for interview". No final decision has been taken on whether the Test vice-captain will play the Ashes series in Australia but he will not travel with the other players on October 28, the European Central Bank has said. Read More »

Mike Ashley to sell NUFC


A process has now begun to find a buyer. The 53-year-old has been at the St James' Park helm for the past decade since handing over £134m to purchase all of the club's shares. "To give an incoming owner the maximum possible flexibility to make meaningful investment in the club, including in its playing squad, the sale process will give interested parties the opportunity of deferring substantial payments", the statement added. Read More »

Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

They issued an overweight rating and a $20.00 price target for the company. Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on shares of Opko Health in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. In other news, CEO Phillip Md Et Al Frost acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock's last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $13.37 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $13.05. Read More »

Turner blasts Dodgers past Cubs, into 2-0 NLCS lead


Charlie Culberson , subbing at shortstop for the injured Corey Seager, moved Puig to second with a sacrifice bunt. Lefty Mike Montgomery, who famously recorded the last out of last year's World Series, had pitched two innings and allowed five runs. Read More »

USMNT to face third-ranked Portugal on November 14 in Faro


It is unclear who'll be coaching the Americans for next month's friendly after Bruce Arena resigned last week. The expected to play another friendly in Europe during this trip, and all players will be available selection, U.S. Most recently, the teams split the spoils in 2014 in Brazil in the 2-2 draw in Manaus. Portugal, the defending European champions, qualified for the World Cup by finishing atop Group B in UEFA qualifying. Read More »

South Carolina QB reassures Guarantano after Vols' game


SC quarterback Jake Bentley seems to have gained more attention for his actions following Saturday's win over Tennessee than he did for what he did in the game. Tennessee instead punted and left SC with plenty of time to notch a field goal that pushed the game to 15-9. South Carolina: The defense was mostly responsible for this victory, but South Carolina's offense also deserves credit for the way it regrouped after losing running back Rico Dowdle to an injury in the first quarter. Read More »

Premier League round-up: Today's big winners


Roy Hodgson could have been forgiven for wondering what he had done after his first three league games as Crystal Palace manager yielded no points, not a single goal for and 10 against, and there seemed little prospect of an imminent improvement as Chelsea arrived at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Read More »

Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge talking extension


Wojnarowski also reported the Spurs had included Aldridge in trade discussions with other teams but were unable to find a trade they liked. While this extension resolves Aldridge's short-term future with the Spurs, it's somewhat surprising. Read More »

Dejan Lovren slams Romelu Lukaku for 'deliberate stamp'


The pair were involved in a clash shortly before half-time in the 0-0 draw at Anfield , with Lovren left rolling on the floor holding his face. The Belgium global was not punished by referee Martin Atkinson at the time and it was confirmed on Monday will face no retrospective action from the video review panel despite Lovren claiming his foot had connected with his cheekbone. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku struck me in the face on goal - Liverpool's Dejan Lovren

Seeking to ward off accusations his team had played with undue conservatism, Mourinho suggested that Klopp should have been more proactive and paid him a backhanded compliment by praising Liverpool's defensive organisation. Jones has been an ever-present for Manchester United this season, partnering the likes of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling in each of the Red Devils eight Premier League matches. Read More »

Rick Pitino's lawyer compares Louisville's situation to Duke lacrosse case


Steve Pence made his case Monday while the ULAA was meeting to discuss whether to fire Pitino almost three weeks after the school acknowledged the program's involvement in the investigation. Prior to his firing, Pitino was already facing a 5-game suspension for a separate NCAA violations case involving a former staff member providing prostitutes for recruits. Read More »

Julio Jones leads Falcons with 72 receiving yards in Week 6


Wow, this felt like the Dolphins version of the Super Bowl comeback by the New England Patriots. The offense stalled after scoring 17 points in the first half, and the Dolphins were able to score 20 unanswered points. Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips appears on track to return to the lineup Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons . The ball was rolling loose, and Bosher had to recover it. Read More »

Jameis Winston sidelined - for now - with shoulder injury


The QB was five of 10 for 61 yards at the time of his departure. NBC's Mike Florio was reporting that X-rays on his shoulder were negative after the game, but according to head coach Dirk Koetter, Winston will have an MRI today. Winston was hurt on the first series but played the next two series before coming out of the game. While Tampa Bay will not have an official word on Winston's Week 7 status until after his MRI, the Buccaneers 23-year-old franchise quarterback doesn't expect to miss ... Read More »

Goals dry up for Man United as Man City delivers master class


United defended in numbers and had goalkeeper David De Gea to thank for preserving a point in the game's most significant incident, the Spain goalkeeper sticking out his left boot to keep out Joel Matip's effort from point-blank range. City are the first English top-flight team to score 29 goals in their first eight league games of the season since Everton in 1894-95 (30). Aside from a Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, Wembley has been a house of horrors for Tottenham, who were ... Read More »

Top 5 Reasons To Be At Opening Night


Paul and James Harden, who last season finished runner-up in MVP voting, give the Rockets two of the league's elite floor generals and make Houston perhaps the greatest threat to unseat the Warriors in the Western Conference. There have been bigger upsets in sports history. "We're looking forward to trying to get as close as we can or better than Golden State", coach Mike D'Antoni said. Read More »

'Teething problems' for new GWR train to Wales


Passenger Craig McCrum, 38, said "water was pouring out" of the air conditioning system but he was "not surprised" at the performance of the train because " GWR is a complete shambles". This is 24% more capacity than the trains they are replacing, said GWR. Despite today's glitches some commuters said the new trains had "a nice environment" and said they didn't care what fuel they ran on as long as they were on time. Read More »

Penn State climbs to No. 2 in AP Top 25


Alabama is still No. 1, with Penn State moving up to No. 2 after a week off. Individually, starting defensive ends Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell are each in the top-25 in the nation in sacks per game (22nd), while Bryant is also in the top-10 in TFLs per game (10th, 1.6). Read More »

In talks with Colony Capital for a potential sale

On Friday, Bob Weinstein, the company's co-founder and the brother of Harvey Weinstein , issued a press release denying that the Weinstein Company was for sale. "Colony's successful experience and track record in media and entertainment will be invaluable to the company as we move forward". The Weinstein Company said that it has also entered negotiations with Colony Capital for a "potential sale of all or a significant portion" of the company's assets. Read More »