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Sport Breezy Moeen Ali blows away South Africa's hopes
Author: 0 Breezy Moeen Ali blows away South Africa's hopes

Broad started with intent, driving his first ball from Kagiso Rabada for four before deflecting his second off the back pad for four leg byes, but Morkel proved a more daunting challenge. Root, inevitably, made the going look simpler than most, as he chivvied the singles and negated the threat of Maharaj in particular, who found less purchase off the pitch when bowling the straighter line to the right-hander, and was comfortably thwarted by some judicious slog-sweeps when he opted to go ...

Sport Diego Costa set to hand in Chelsea transfer request
Author: 0 Diego Costa set to hand in Chelsea transfer request

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will put in a formal transfer request in an effort to force a summer move, according to his lawyer. Costa scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League appearances last season as Chelsea cruised to the title. "When he was already with the Spain national team [for a friendly against Colombia last June] and before travelling to Brazil to enjoy his holidays, he was released from Chelsea by SMS by the coach Antonio Conte ".

Sport Arsenal beats Chelsea in FA Community Shield
Author: 0 Arsenal beats Chelsea in FA Community Shield

Key players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are still yet to commit to the Gunners beyond their current deals, which expire in the next 12 months, and Wenger conceded the uncertainty surrounding his own situation may have eked into the dressing room.

Sport McIlroy, Fowler, Rahm grouped together for US PGA
Author: 0 McIlroy, Fowler, Rahm grouped together for US PGA

McIlroy, Fowler and Rahm are sure to attract plenty of attention when they tee off at 1:35pm ET at Quail Hollow on Thursday. Jordan Spieth goes into this week's USPGA Championship dismissing the notion that he will be affected by all the expectation of completing the career grand slam.

Author: 0 Lebanon army shells Daesh positions near Syria border

He said the Lebanese army would attack the Daesh group from the Lebanese side of the border, while Hizbollah and the Syrian army would simultaneously attack from the Syrian side. Nasrallah also congratulated the liberated captives, asserting that there are no more captives from the Resistance held by al-Nusra. The military released footage of the attack on the militants, who are holed up in Al-Qaa groves and Ras Baalbek at the far north-east of Lebanese-Syrian border.

Sport Vikings, Linval Joseph agree to 4-year extension
Author: 0 Vikings, Linval Joseph agree to 4-year extension

The Vikings open the season against the Saints on September 11. Before hosting the Colts on December 18, the Vikings ranked third in scoring defense and had not allowed more than 26 points in a game. But the deals for Griffen and Joseph were more of a surprise even though they are elite players at their positions. He also tied for 13th in sacks (4.0) among DT in the National Football League a year ago.

Sport Case opened against deputy minister Manana over alleged assault
Author: 0 Case opened against deputy minister Manana over alleged assault

A clip also emerged, purporting to be the deputy minister and the victim's brother discussing the alleged incident on the phone. "That shameful incident should not have happened", he said in a statement earlier on Monday. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) said it had noted with great disappointment the accusations leveled against Manana. Video footage of the assault had surfaced on social media.

Sport Brock Osweiler Will Start For The Cleveland Browns
Author: 0 Brock Osweiler Will Start For The Cleveland Browns

Despite the proclamation, coach Hue Jackson insists that any QB could move ahead and get the nod for the following game against Pittsburgh, so it's not like these roles are carved in stone. Osweiler, 26, threw for 2,957 yards with 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions last season for Houston. The Houston Texans sent shockwaves through the National Football League on the first day of free agency, sending a second-round pick in 2018 to Cleveland to get the Browns to take Osweiler off their ...

Sport Anquan Boldin signs with Bills
Author: 0 Anquan Boldin signs with Bills

In 14 seasons, Boldin has caught over 1,000 passes for 13,779 yards with 82 touchdowns. The 36-year-old receiver showed he's still capable of making an impact after spending last season with Detroit, where he had 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games.

Sport Alleged victim signed affidavit absolving Jarvis Landry of physical violence
Author: 0 Alleged victim signed affidavit absolving Jarvis Landry of physical violence

According to National Football League writer Benjamin Allbright , the alleged incident took place in March, and video was sent to police. Moments ago, coach Adam Gase told reporters that the team is aware of the situation. The Dolphins have not held the alleged incident over Landry's head during negotiations for a new contract, and it has not hindered or impacted those talks to date, the sources told Darlington.

Sport Sara Errani fails drugs test and is handed two-month ban
Author: 0 Sara Errani fails drugs test and is handed two-month ban

Letrozole can help increase body mass and has been banned for all athletes since 2005 following concerns from the World Anti-Doping Agency it was being abused by bodybuilders. Once they learned of the failed drug test, Errani and her husband carried out personal experiments to see if a pill of letrozole would in fact dissolve in food and be undetectable, which they claimed not only dissolved in the broth but also dissolved in the meat mixture that is used to make tortellini.

Sport Jurgen Klopp objects to Liverpool sale of Philippe Coutinho
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp objects to Liverpool sale of Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool remain confident they will keep hold of prized asset Philippe Coutinho , despite Barcelona's belief that they are close to landing him. "We will bring in players, the first has been Semedo, but there will be more". Lallana will be ruled out until the end of September and will miss Premier League clashes with Arsenal and Manchester City. Coutinho has always been on Barca's agenda and Liverpool have been braced to lose the Brazilian, but deliberately delayed the deal until ...

Sport WR Brandon Marshall said Jay Cutler can live in his Miami home
Author: 0 WR Brandon Marshall said Jay Cutler can live in his Miami home

He has spent training camp in Mankato working out on a separate practice field as he recovers from a severe knee injury suffered prior to last season. It's not yet known if Fox will replace Cutler or stick with a two-man broadcast team, but the network had to be prepared for this situation. "I don't know if retirement is the right word; I don't feel that anyone ever really retires from the NFL ", Cutler said in a statement back then.

Sport Liverpool legend Gerrard rates Man United title chances
Author: 0 Liverpool legend Gerrard rates Man United title chances

Gerrard - who racked up over 700 appearances for the Reds - was on punditry duty alongside the former England manager and Frank Lampard before yesterday's Community Shield clash between Arsenal and Chelsea . Yet the stability in Arsenal's management and lack of big names leaving (for the time being, at least) haven't done anything to inspire confidence in Gerrard or Lampard that Arsenal are capable of challenging for top honours during the 2017/18 campaign.

Sport American Sprinter Tori Bowie Wins a Surprise Gold at the Worlds
Author: 0 American Sprinter Tori Bowie Wins a Surprise Gold at the Worlds

And once again the colourful and sizeable Jamaican contingent in the crowd were silenced. Meanwhile, Wayde van Niekerk has sauntered into Tuesday's final of the 400m as he bids to become the first man since Michael Johnson in 1995 to win a world double of 200m and 400m.

Sport Timothy Fosu-Mensah set for medical with Crystal Palace today
Author: 0 Timothy Fosu-Mensah set for medical with Crystal Palace today

The Under-21 worldwide has already made 11 first-team appearances at United having broken into the squad during Louis Van Gaal's final year in charge. You develop every day with these great players. The Sweden worldwide is one of five senior centre-backs at Old Trafford along with Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

Sport No player is bigger than Barca, Bartomeu says on Neymar transfer
Author: 0 No player is bigger than Barca, Bartomeu says on Neymar transfer

Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde has insisted the club should not dwell on Neymar's departure and instead focus on new signings and the season ahead. Tottenham are the only club inside England's top four divisions not to have made a signing this summer, with Pochettino concerned the lack of new additions means the likes of Kane and Alli will not be sufficiently pushed to build on their performances from last term.

Sport Man Utd Steal March On Chelsea With £36m Bid For Spanish Star
Author: 0 Man Utd Steal March On Chelsea With £36m Bid For Spanish Star

Now, it seems United have turned their attentions to yet another La Liga player - this time Sergi Roberto . However, Roberto's future at the Nou Camp is now in serious doubt as he's expected to lose his place in new boss Ernesto Valverde's starting eleven following the arrival of Nelson Semedo from Benfica.

Sport Former MLB Player, Manager Don Baylor dies at 68
Author: 0 Former MLB Player, Manager Don Baylor dies at 68

After three seasons with the New York Yankees , he was traded to the Boston Red Sox prior to the 1986 season. According to the Austin American-Statesman, he Baylor died at 4:25 a.m. Following stints as the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals, Baylor was hired as the first manager of the expansion Colorado Rockies before the 1993 season.

Sport UEFA Announce Shortlist For 2016/17 UCL Positional Awards
Author: 0 UEFA Announce Shortlist For 2016/17 UCL Positional Awards

The Argentina global has won the Ballon d'Or five times during his Barcelona career, with Neymar yet to win his first, but he insisted that he has not made the move to Paris in order to be a big fish in a small pond and be the superstar of a Champions League club.

Sport US Mosque Bombing: FBI looking for suspects
Author: 0 US Mosque Bombing: FBI looking for suspects

The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other US mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. They also left flowers near the window shattered by the explosion. The blast at a Bloomington mosque comes amid a rise in reports of anti-Muslim incidents in the USA, including vandalism at mosques. Bloomington police have handed the investigation over to the FBI Minneapolis Field Office, which held a press conference Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Sport Rafael Benitez confirms interest in Arsenal outcast Lucas Perez
Author: 0 Rafael Benitez confirms interest in Arsenal outcast Lucas Perez

Now we are where we are. "I chose to stay because of a lot of positive things I could see, starting with the fans". "He is a good goalkeeper but I want him to compete". If Stoke are looking for only £5m/£6m which is probably realistic in this inflated transfer market, then needless to say that if they thought Newcastle's offer was derisory, it was significantly lower than £5.75m...

Sport Barcelona president slams Psg and Neymar over € 222m move
Author: 0 Barcelona president slams Psg and Neymar over € 222m move

Bartomeu and his board are under pressure to wisely reinvest the huge sum, which more than doubled the previous record for a transfer fee, before the transfer window closes on August 31. However, Bartomeu defended himself from criticism that the club should have insisted on inserting a much higher buyout clause in that deal to fend off PSG's millions.