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Sport Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander donates $4 million to disaster relief fund
Author: 0 Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander donates $4 million to disaster relief fund

Hurricane Harvey has brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to southeast Texas since making landfall for the first time last Friday. The Rockets certainly aren't alone. Alexander bought the team for $85 million prior to the 1993-94 season. Kraft said he was inspired by the heart-breaking stories of flood victims in Houston, a special city to the Patriots as the place his the team won two Super Bowls: 2004 and 2017 in an the incredible comeback win last February.

Sport Defending women's champ Kerber out in 1st round at US Open
Author: 0 Defending women's champ Kerber out in 1st round at US Open

Of course, a draw against the ferociously talented 19-year-old was not easy but the manner in which the 29-year-old performed was incredibly disappointing. Pliskova, who reached the final here past year, broke twice in the opening set to take a commanding lead with a fine backhand passing shot as Linette struggled on serve.

Sport Art Briles, Ex-Baylor Coach, Hired, Fired in Canada
Author: 0 Art Briles, Ex-Baylor Coach, Hired, Fired in Canada

Briles was sacked in May after an independent investigation discovered a long history of the Baylor football program covering up all sorts of playing misconduct, including numerous sexual assaults and at least one alleged gang rape. Mitchell said nobody within the organization will be fired for the initial decision to hire Briles. The school previously settled with three women who hadn't sued.

Sport Liverpool reject £25m bid for Mamadou Sakho from Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Liverpool reject £25m bid for Mamadou Sakho from Crystal Palace

Liverpool will accept a structured deal to receive £30m and Palace remains Sakho's most likely destination with the former Paris Saint-Germain captain favouring a move to London. Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN FC that Partizan Belgrade have an interest in taking Liverpool's Lazar Markovic on loan. That will not deter Liverpool's attempts to strike a deal before the deadline.

Sport Stetson football player Nick Blakely dies after practice
Author: 0 Stetson football player Nick Blakely dies after practice

He was a versatile athlete, playing both football and running track for Lawrenceville High School in Georgia . Blakely played for Archer's football team under Coach Andy Dyer, earning letters three years, according to his Stetson 2017 team bio.

Sport Royals starter Danny Duffy was charged with a DUI on Sunday
Author: 0 Royals starter Danny Duffy was charged with a DUI on Sunday

An Overland Park city official tells us suspected DUI offenders can be cited and picked up by a friend. and that's exactly what happened with Duffy. Duffy was cited for DUI on Sunday at 7:35 p.m. The club was hopeful Duffy could just miss one start. General Manager Dayton Moore in a statement said "they were disappointed with the DUI". Duffy had left the team's road trip to return to Kansas City for an MRI exam on his ailing left elbow.

Sport Twitter Goes Crazy as West Indies Stun England to Win 2nd Test
Author: 0 Twitter Goes Crazy as West Indies Stun England to Win 2nd Test

West Indies were 199 for three, needing a further 123 runs in a minimum of 35 overs to reach a target of 322, at tea on Tuesday's fifth day. It was a freaky dismissal and one that seemed to swing the momentum towards England but it also brought together the Windies' first-innings centurions, with both Brathwaite and Shai Hope settling to their task as the skies began to brighten.

Sport Gilead just bought a cancer-immunotherapy company for $12 billion
Author: 0 Gilead just bought a cancer-immunotherapy company for $12 billion

Gilead expects the deal to turn neutral to earnings by the third year after the closing of the deal and be accretive thereafter. By Nov. 29, the FDA will decide whether to approve Kite's ( NASDAQ: KITE ) first CAR-T cell therapy product, axicabtagene ciloleucel , or axi-cel, as a treatment for the most desperate cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Sport Steelers obtain TE McDonald from 49ers
Author: 0 Steelers obtain TE McDonald from 49ers

It's a cheap get for the Steelers, who will now carry the promising tight end's contract into the 2021 season. The Niners first began shopping McDonald during draft weekend, something coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch acknowledged at the time.

Sport Allardyce rules out replacing De Boer as Palace boss
Author: 0 Allardyce rules out replacing De Boer as Palace boss

Allardyce stepped down as manager two days after the end of last season when he suggested that he wanted to spend more time with his family. Sam Allardyce insists it is too early for him to return to the Premier League despite links to former club Crystal Palace amid doubts over Frank de Boer's future.

Sport Olympian from Malibu found dead in Arizona
Author: 0 Olympian from Malibu found dead in Arizona

Police are investigating the death, but say there are no obvious signs of foul play. Torrence was found in the Center Court Condominiums pool at approximately 7:30 a.m. The 31-year-old grew up in L.A. - but competed internationally for Peru . He won a silver medal over 5,000m, representing the United States, at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

Sport Rain looms as Federer, Nadal start US Open campaign
Author: 0 Rain looms as Federer, Nadal start US Open campaign

Lucky loser Lukas Lacko joins the main draw. An injury-ravaged men's draw offers the best opportunity yet for a young pretender to claim a maiden Grand Slam crown, but in this most retro of seasons, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will look to turn back time.

Sport Injured Chandimal out of India ODI series
Author: 0 Injured Chandimal out of India ODI series

Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the ongoing one day worldwide series against India after being hit on the right thumb while batting in the 3rd match at the Pallekale global Stadium. However, this will be a lot easier said than done, especially as the 28-year-old has not played ODI cricket since January 2016. Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal was out with a fractured finger while wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera and batting all-rounder Asela Gunaratne had been ruled out of the series with ...

Sport Gibbs closes in on Watford switch
Author: 0 Gibbs closes in on Watford switch

What's left to complete the move at this point are for West Brom and Gibbs to agree to personal terms, and for the player to undergo a medical examination. If they reluctantly allowed the Northern Ireland worldwide to leave it would have to be at the right price and would also hinge on them getting in their No.1 replacement Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool.

Sport Rajnath wishes sports fraternity on National Sports Day
Author: 0 Rajnath wishes sports fraternity on National Sports Day

In 2012, Government of India announced his birth anniversary as the National Sports Day to pay tribute to the legendary hockey player. He won three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Dhyan Chand is arguably the greatest sportsperson that India has ever produced. The Nawab of Najafgarh paid tribute to The Wizard of hockey. "I am reminding you of this because I want the younger generation of our country to take part in sports", PM Modi had said.

Sport Liverpool move for Lemar and Chelsea revive interest in Llorente
Author: 0 Liverpool move for Lemar and Chelsea revive interest in Llorente

Lemar scored 9 goals and created a further 10 last season in Ligue 1 and while €72m million is a ridiculous amount of money, we all know that the current transfer market is completely, well, ridiculous. Yesterday, Liverpool agreed a club record fee of over £48m with RB Leipzig for the services of Naby Keita. Coutinho is yet to make an appearance for Liverpool this season.

Sport Alexis Sanchez: Manchester City want Arsenal forward before deadline
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez: Manchester City want Arsenal forward before deadline

Alexis Sanchez has reportedly requested permission to leave Chile's training base for 24 hours following speculation that Manchester City have made a bid for the Arsenal star. If his body language during his side's defeat to Liverpool on Sunday is anything to go by, Sanchez may well have his heart set on leaving the Emirates before Thursday's deadline.

Sport Red Sox, Blue Jays struggling through dry spells
Author: 0 Red Sox, Blue Jays struggling through dry spells

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Steve Pearce is tagged out at second base by Boston's Eduardo Nunez in the first inning of Monday's game at Rogers Centre. Vazquez's homer sparked a four-run seventh inning. Not only will Farrell score points with some fans for finally dropping the slumping Ramirez in the batting order, but he surely made the mathematically savvy crowd happy with his bullpen usage.

Sport Chelsea: Blues close in on Leicester star, Cagliari eye departing striker
Author: 0 Chelsea: Blues close in on Leicester star, Cagliari eye departing striker

He occupies the same position as Bakayoko, who joined from Monaco in the summer but is now injured after making two appearances. It makes you improve'. Chelsea are seeking a new striker before the transfer window closes with Diego Costa still AWOL after his bust-up with Conte earlier in the summer and Llorente is their top target.

Sport Costa to join Atletico before joining Premier League side on loan
Author: 0 Costa to join Atletico before joining Premier League side on loan

That is because Atleti now have a transfer ban imposed on them that means they can not register any new players until 2018, but with Costa keen to leave Stamford Bridge after a falling out with boss Antonio Conte , the Spanish side need to find a solution if they want to sign the 28-year-old.

Sport Thousands at same sex marriage rally
Author: 0 Thousands at same sex marriage rally

Up to 20,000 people attended a rally in Melbourne to show their support of marriage equality and the "yes" campaign in the upcoming postal survey on legalising same sex marriage. The poll-which was conducted by mail, and commissioned by advocates of same-sex marriage-found that about two-thirds of Catholics would favor the measure.

Sport Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud Featured font size — SCAM ALERT
Author: 0 Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud Featured font size — SCAM ALERT

So, how can you avoid being tricked into donating into the pockets of a scammer? Be cautious about gifts of clothing, food or other in-kind donations. Ask for specifics on the charity's mission, costs and how the donation will be used. "Those have to do with efficiency, how the organization is run, and we suggest to people that if they are going to give, to check the charity first".

Sport Michelle Wie withdraws from CP Women's Open to have emergency appendix surgery
Author: 0 Michelle Wie withdraws from CP Women's Open to have emergency appendix surgery

Wie said while giving a thumbs up. Hawaii-born Wie was playing in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open , and was doing well at four under par after Saturday's third round. The Golf Central Blog reports Wie will be out for at least the next two LPGA tournaments, and it is unclear if she will be cleared to play in the Evian Championship in mid-September.

Sport Liverpool linked with audacious move for Arsenal superstar
Author: 0 Liverpool linked with audacious move for Arsenal superstar

Tottenham have also picked up just 12 points, but have done so with a "game in hand" over Arsenal . although both show off an appalling -28 goal difference. "He'd have left with the respect of the crowd and with his head held high". "If you find a manager who is happy with that performance today, I wish you good luck.