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Sports National Football League to hire 24 full-time officials for 2017 season
Author: 0 National Football League to hire 24 full-time officials for 2017 season

That's despite their accuracy rate of over 97%. The move converts about 10 percent of its 124-person roster of officials, the sides announced in a joint statement. As it stands now, officials are currently off from February after the Super Bowl until April when they have their health physicals. Doing that job when it's an, ahem, side hustle, is even more hard.

Author: 0 Warriors host Cavaliers as part of Christmas lineup

On opening night, the Rockets/Warriors matchup will follow an Eastern Conference Finals rematch between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers . It will be just the second Christmas Day home game in Celtics history, too. The biggest, series-changing question mark for this is whether or not guard Kyrie Irving will be a member of the Cavs after asking for a trade in early July.

Sports 76ers to play in London in January
Author: 0 76ers to play in London in January

The Celtics, who added free agent Gordon Hayward to a lineup featuring Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford , hope to improve on last season's campaign, when they reached the Eastern Conference Finals after posting the East's best regular-season record (53-29).

Sports Gareth Bale backs Manchester United to succeed this season
Author: 0 Gareth Bale backs Manchester United to succeed this season

They gave us a hard game and I'm sure they'll do fantastic this season. "I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea , win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with Brazil and a World Cup".

Author: 0 Craig Bellamy believes Tottenham Hotspur can benefit from Wembley move

That means bona fide superstars like Dele Alli , Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris will still call Tottenham their home club when the season commences. Now, everyone knows, we have to go to Wembley and play. Although their main goal is to improve the team, the injection of new competition also has a positive impact on those already at the club, as they step up their game in order to preserve their starting position.

Sports Paan Singh Tomar actor Sitaram Panchal is no more
Author: 0 Paan Singh Tomar actor Sitaram Panchal is no more

Sitaram Panchal made his Bollywood debut in 1994 with the movie Bandit Queen and he was also seen in hit movies like Slumdog Millionaire , Peepli Live and The Legend Of Bhagat Singh . On knowing about his dire condition, Cine And TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) put a plea on their Facebook page asking people to help . He passed away there at around 7.45 am.

Sports Minister Commends Swift Response to Bridge Collapse
Author: 0 Minister Commends Swift Response to Bridge Collapse

Another truck was allegedly passing under the bridge as it collapsed and was very fortunate to escape with limited damage. The injured people were transported to hospital. "We opened all the lanes in both directions for traffic so the scene is safe". "Motorist are advised to avoid using N3 freeway through Geldenhuys interchange as this will take time to clear up the debris".

Sports Koeman: Barkley could stay at Everton
Author: 0 Koeman: Barkley could stay at Everton

With talks still ongoing however, Clement has now decided not to include the Iceland worldwide in his travelling squad for the opening match of the new Premier League season. It's important to grow but it is hard because you need one or two big clubs struggling and then maybe you can make the next step. Wilfried Bony, their former striker who appears surplus to requirements at Manchester City, and West Brom forward Nacer Chadli are both understood to be on Swansea's radar.

Sports Spieth, McIlroy favourites for PGA win
Author: 0 Spieth, McIlroy favourites for PGA win

Henrik Stenson-The sturdy Swede as I call him (but nobody else does) has been flying under the radar after his epic performance at last year's British Open . If the stars align, we could be in for a special one this week. "But I feel like everything's settled". "I was kind of exhausted at the end of it and I didn't have enough time to reflect on what I accomplished, but also to relax and try and replace all the energy that expelled during the year that I had".

Author: 0 How Pogba convinced Lukaku about Manchester United move in a dinner

When asked by ESPN FC TV if Pogba has what it takes to become a world-class player this campaign, Moyes said: "I think he's a top player, I don't know if he's a player who completely makes a difference for Manchester United ". As United manager, David Moyes brought in Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini with him from Everton. "But I am happy for him that he scored a goal after that and I'm sure that he will continue to score goals and that he will score many this season".

Sports Wenger suggests delay in Arsenal duo's deals are his fault
Author: 0 Wenger suggests delay in Arsenal duo's deals are his fault

Gary Cahill says he and the Chelsea squad are hurt by their Community Shield defeat to Arsenal but believes his side will bounce back as they prepare to begin their title defence next weekend. Arsenal confirmed Cahill had entered their dressing room to say sorry to the former Germany global after the match, which Arsene Wenger's men won 4-1 in penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Author: 0 Arsenal In New Fear Over Sanchez Future

Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Arsenal's 2017/18 curtain raiser with Leicester City after he suffered an abdominal strain in training. Paris Saint-Germain are all set to spend big yet again, as the Ligue 1 giants are preparing a stunning €88m bid to tempt Arsenal into selling Alexis Sanchez , according to a report in British news outlet, The Independent .

Sports Will Smith raps with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke series premiere
Author: 0 Will Smith raps with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke series premiere

Corden is an executive producer on the show and will appear in some of the episodes. On July 20, Bennington was found dead of an apparent suicide at his residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Bennington was laid to rest in a private funeral held near his home in California on July 29. Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs "Burn It Down" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 18, 2012.

Sports Georges St-Pierre Finally Signs To Face Michael Bisping At UFC 217
Author: 0 Georges St-Pierre Finally Signs To Face Michael Bisping At UFC 217

St-Pierre resigned with the UFC after months of negotiations back in February with Dana White quickly announcing the news he would be stepping up a weight class to challenge 185-pound champ Bisping some time in 2017. Bisping let the cat out of the bag last week with regard to the date and location of the fight. St-Pierre's return fight was on again, off again for several months after it was first announced in March that he had inked a new multi-fight contract with the UFC with Bisping as ...

Sports Kitten's stroll across outfield sparks Cardinals to victory
Author: 0 Kitten's stroll across outfield sparks Cardinals to victory

After taking the first pitch for a ball, Molina's at-bat was interrupted when a cat invaded Busch Stadium and sprinted across the outfield. When a member of the stadium staff went to pick up the cat in the outfield, the cat fought back. Afterward, Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny (a.k.a. Mike Catheny) said he doesn't like most cats, but he sure likes this cat. Then he was laughing about the cat biting the kid that snatched it up.

Sports Slovak food inspectors find contaminated Dutch eggs
Author: 0 Slovak food inspectors find contaminated Dutch eggs

The insecticide scandal only became public on August 1, when authorities in the Netherlands ordered eggs pulled from supermarket shelves and urged shoppers to throw any they had away. The Food Standards Agency previously said a total of 21,000 eggs contaminated with a chemical called fipronil had come from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, but today substantially revised its estimate.

Author: 0 West Ham forward Chicharito unsure about Man Utd celebration

I'm looking forward to try to show that happiness and confidence on the pitch. West Ham, Everton and West Bromwich Albion have explored the possibility of signing Smalling, who could be available for £15m (€16.5m, $19.44m) this summer, according to the Telegraph .

Sports Cam Newton to Miss Panthers Preseason Opener
Author: 0 Cam Newton to Miss Panthers Preseason Opener

Everyone from the coaches to fellow players to the media and fans have been raving about the speedster since he arrived in Charlotte. Without Hundley, the Packers went under the total in all four preseason games past year. At UAB , Webb became the first player in NCAA FBS history to record two seasons with at least 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in 2008 and 2009.

Sports Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cleared to begin practicing
Author: 0 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cleared to begin practicing

However, the team remained in good hopes and even expressed optimism that the word would come in before the first preseason game. While fans, coaches and teammates will be pleased to have him back on the field, no one can be as happy as Bryant to be able to resume practice after more than a year away.

Sports Disappointing day for Shaunae, Bahamas Gold medalist misses medal in London
Author: 0 Disappointing day for Shaunae, Bahamas Gold medalist misses medal in London

Salwa Eid Naser swept past Felix in the final metre to lunge at the line for silver , ahead of the American veteran. Felix was left with a disappointing bronze in 50.08 seconds. Jamaican track and field legends Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt shared an iconic moment when the "sprint queen" visited with local athletes at the World Championships in London this week.

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

Neymar also let former Barcelona teammate Alves in on the secret that he was thinking about making the record-breaking 222 million euro ($262 million) transfer from the Camp Nou. It was claimed that the 24-year-old, who earns €6m-a-year on his current deal, is now set to double his income, with his new wage packed rising up to €12m per year.

Sports Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer through to third round
Author: 0 Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer through to third round

Wimbledon champion and second seed Roger Federer also eased past Peter Polansky in his first match since lifting the trophy at the All England Club. Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer turned 36 on Tuesday and there was no shortage of gifts or congratulatory messages for the 19-time Grand Slam victor.

Author: 0 'He Is Closer To Manchester' - Mourinho Hints At Ibrahimovic Man Utd Return

Just yesterday the Manchester United manager said that Real Madrid's team sheet in the UEFA Super Cup would give a hint into whether or not Bale is in Zinedine Zidane's plans this season. "Obviously I think by bringing Mourinho in it's kind of boosted the club, by winning a few trophies previous year, it did them great, and I think they're getting back to where they belong".

Sports Donaldson's booming bat propels Blue Jays to victory over Yankees
Author: 0 Donaldson's booming bat propels Blue Jays to victory over Yankees

When I can't do that, I don't know where the ball is going". NY added three runs in the ninth. NY used two walks and an infield single to load the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Dominic Leone got Cooper to fly out. He has taken a big step forward at the plate this year, slashing.311/.336/.514 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI in 88 games. Josh Donaldson , Steve Pearce and Nori Aoki all added RBIs in the loss, while Kevin Pillar chipped in a double of his own as the Jays put up just six ...

Sports Sanchez to miss start of the season
Author: 0 Sanchez to miss start of the season

Sanchez has been tracked by Manchester City , his preferred destination, with a move to Paris Saint-Germain now looking less likely. "I don't know if it is two weeks or one more week, but he will not be available". "For us, Alexis Sanchez is a loss, of course", Wenger said, adding that he was unlikely to have included the Chilean worldwide in Friday's starting line-up regardless of the fresh injury.

Sports Miami Heat will play regular-season game in Mexico City
Author: 0 Miami Heat will play regular-season game in Mexico City

The NBA and Zignia Live announced Thursday (AEDT) that NBA Mexico City Games 2017 will feature the Brooklyn Nets playing regular-season games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Dec. Tickets for the two games have not been released yet. The game is part of the NBA Mexico City Games 2017 and it will be a franchise-first for Miami .

Author: 0 Premier League injuries: All the crocked players ahead of the season's opener

The Arsenal forward told the Telegraph that the Gunners' summer recruit would be able to give as good as he gets in England's top flight following his free transfer switch from Schalke. He added: "For us Alexis Sanchez is a loss, of course". "Not the ending we were hoping for yesterday in the end but we feel fit and ready for a big season ahead".

Author: 0 Community Shield Predicted XI: Arsenal vs. Chelsea

Morata was named among the substitutes for Sunday's Community Shield against Arsenal and later introduced in the 74th minute of the game at Wembley. But he added: "For sure I am not frustrated because my role is the coach to train players and improve players". Coming to the midfield, Danny Drinkwater is the deal which could most likely happen although it is believed that Conte prefers Italian global Antonio Candreva for his versatility.

Sports BT Sport's bumper guide to the 2017/18 Premier League season
Author: 0 BT Sport's bumper guide to the 2017/18 Premier League season

City have recruited well and not overly heavy with players coming in. The Spaniard spent seven months out of the game before joining German giants Bayern Munich, winning the Bundesliga title in each of his three seasons at the Allianz Arena, including two domestic doubles, before being confirmed as Manuel Pellegrini's successor at Manchester City for the start of 2016/17.

Sports Cleveland Indians acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from New York Mets
Author: 0 Cleveland Indians acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from New York Mets

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Indians are "working on a deal" to acquire Jay Bruce . So far this season, the left-handed hitting Bruce is batting.258 with 29 home runs and 75 RBI. Ryan, 22, was selected by the Indians in the 30th round of the 2016 draft. In 33 relief appearances this season with the Class A Lake County (Ohio) Captains, he has a 3-4 record and 4.79 ERA.

Sports Aussies at US PGA Championship
Author: 0 Aussies at US PGA Championship

They then took party in a longest-drive contest, with McIlroy ripping a particularly powerful strike well down the fairway. "It would be nice to make that a hat trick", McIlroy said. One huge shocker it's calling: Dustin Johnson , the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world and a Vegas favorite at 9/1, doesn't even crack the top 10. He joins Tom Watson and the late Arnold Palmer in only lacking the PGA Championship.

Author: 0 Patriots send DT Vince Wilfork into retirement

His final game came against the Patriots eight months ago, when he watched his former team beat up on the Texans 34-16 in the AFC Divisional round en route to their Super Bowl LI victory. According to Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Wilfork is among the best to ever come through Foxborough. But Wilfork was much more than a force on the field and in the locker room.

Sports Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool in `good shape´ but keeps quiet on Coutinho
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool in `good shape´ but keeps quiet on Coutinho

Last season saw the Gunners fail to finish inside the top four for the first time in 21 years - Arsene Wenger's worst ever league performance during his two decades as manager of the North London club. Yet pre-season wouldn't be pre-season without some bold predictions, so here's five things we're saying will happen at Anfield in 2017/18. Gerrard called time on his illustrious career in November of previous year, before starting his new role at Liverpool's academy in July.

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Author: 0 Wenger: "No Sanchez Offers"

Arsene Wenger said that the forward suffered the problem in training on Sunday and was already ruled out of the Gunners' FA Community Shield win against Chelsea on the same day because of flu. Asked if any bids had been lodged for Sanchez, the Frenchman replied: "I can't tell you that at the moment". "We are trying to extend the contract of Alexis but we are not there yet".

Sports Makwala to run 200m time trial after being barred from competing
Author: 0 Makwala to run 200m time trial after being barred from competing

Van Niekerk, who also set the world record when winning Olympic gold in Rio previous year, was in imperious form, running a devastating final bend to finish in 43.98 seconds, easing up a full 15 metres from the line. Usain Bolt lost to Justin Gatlin in his signature event, the 100, in his final competition as a professional track star. However, IAAF president Sebastian Coe, writing in Wednesday's Evening Standard, said he sympathised with him but ultimately the IAAF's primary concern was ...