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Sports Fire Ants Make Themselves into Rafts to Float to Safety in Houston
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The ant colonies band together and form on the surface of the water. Bui also revealed that a common household cleaner can help deal with the floating ant colonies. "'If one of those rafts comes in contact with you, or you try to break it apart, it will likely disperse and crawl up you, ' he said". Fire ants have been known to kill birds and small mice, although Schmidt says scientists aren't sure if the insects user their venom to do it, or if colonies swarm and eat through the animals.

Sports National Football League cancels Thursday's Texans-Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium
Author: 0 National Football League cancels Thursday's Texans-Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium

Read the full story on Fox Business' website here. Fans that have purchased tickets to Thursday's game will have the option to donate the money to relief efforts or request a refund through Ticketmaster. It seems like the National Football League is listening to J.J. Watt. Cowboys' officials began selling tickets to the game Tuesday for $25, with all proceeds from the ticket sales and parking fees - also established at $25 - going directly to Houston flood relief.

Sports Chelsea close on Fernando Llorente
Author: 0 Chelsea close on Fernando Llorente

Conte is a known admirer of the Spanish forward - and the pair previously worked together during the Italian's tenure at Juventus winning three Serie A titles as well as reaching the UEFA Champions League final. Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has shunned a new deal at Arsenal , will see out the rest of his contract with Arsenal before moving on. The England international's arrival at Anfield could seal Divock Origi's departure from the club.

Sports West Brom Sign Gibbs From Arsenal
Author: 0 West Brom Sign Gibbs From Arsenal

Gibbs has signed a four-year deal with the Baggies after leaving the north London club. And his new manager Tony Pulis was equally happy that the Hawthorns club were able to push through the deal. Gibbs, 27, has made 137 Premier League appearances and could make his West Brom debut at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday 9 September. "I watched the boys [WBA] in the first few games of the season and they've got a lot of energy", said Gibbs.

Sports Floods and landslides kill over 1200 in South Asia
Author: 0 Floods and landslides kill over 1200 in South Asia

The death toll is rising at a steady rate and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have raised concerns of diseases like dengue, malaria along with worries of food insecurity in the countries. Nepal was hit by floods in the poorest of its slums who live in mud houses and rely on farming. The BBC's Suranjana Tewari in Mumbai said the city is particularly vulnerable to floods due to construction in coastal areas, as well as waterways getting clogged ...

Sports Michael Phelps, wife announce 2nd child
Author: 0 Michael Phelps, wife announce 2nd child

Earlier this year, Phelps , a 23-time gold medal victor, told TODAY Parents that he's still over the moon about being a new dad. So excited! Wonder if it's a boy or a girl??' 32-year-old Michael captioned the image. They revealed the second pregnancy in a post on Boomer's official Instagram page. Look at how happy they are! "We live a healthy, competitive life daily".

Sports Murray the latest to withdraw from US Open due to injury
Author: 0 Murray the latest to withdraw from US Open due to injury

The Grand Slams have been a disappointment for Murray as well this season, as he hasn't advanced to a final in any of tennis' biggest events. Murray has struggled with the injury since Wimbledon, when he lost to Sam Querrey in the quarter finals.

Sports Delhi Congress pays tributes to Major Dhyan Chand
Author: 0 Delhi Congress pays tributes to Major Dhyan Chand

The Sports Talent Search Portal was launched by M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday, August 28, a day before National Sports day . A German newspaper carried a banner headline: 'The Olympic complex now has a magic show too.' The next day, there were posters all over Berlin: Visit the hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action .

Sports Cameron Meredith Torn ACL Confirmed by Bears Coach John Fox
Author: 0 Cameron Meredith Torn ACL Confirmed by Bears Coach John Fox

On Monday, the results of his MRI came back. Meredith does indeed have a torn ACL, and still needs to undergo more tests to diagnose what else is wrong in the injured leg, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . However, with veterans Victor Cruz and Markus Wheaton behind them, Chicago has one of the most volatile WR depth charts in fantasy football as anyone could ultimately emerge in Week 1.

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

Federer said: "Two weeks after the final is a long time , so because you've got two weeks you can take your time ". Is obvious, no? I am not that way. "I spoke to a number of specialists about it to get the best advice possible", Murray said. After a bunch of bad news about big names missing the U.S.

Sports Liverpool raise stakes for Lemar with third cash-plus-player offer
Author: 0 Liverpool raise stakes for Lemar with third cash-plus-player offer

LIVERPOOL have bid £74million for Monaco star Thomas Lemar as they try to add to Jurgen Klopp's shallow squad, according to reports . And even then, it could be ousted as Liverpool's benchmark piece of business if the club's desire to see Virgil van Dijk in the heart of their defence is represented in a bid to Southampton .

Sports Three thoughts on Sharapova's stunning win over Halep
Author: 0 Three thoughts on Sharapova's stunning win over Halep

Players are entitled to bathroom breaks during a match but some questioned the legitimacy of her six-minute absence, especially given Halep had the momentum at the time. British seventh seed Johanna Konta crashed out of the US Open in the first round on Monday, ending her slim hopes of becoming world No 1. Sharapova now owns a 7-0 career record against Halep .

Sports Hope and glory as West Indies stun England
Author: 0 Hope and glory as West Indies stun England

He then survived a potential stumping as Blackwood, who was put down by Stokes in the deep, took off his helmet in preparation for scoring the winning runs only to be stumped off Moeen with two required. This was also, excluding fixtures against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, just the West Indies fourth Test win away from home in 88 matches spanning 20 years.

Sports Boston Celtics Draw Line In Trade Negotiation With Cavaliers
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Draw Line In Trade Negotiation With Cavaliers

Cleveland would need to quickly re-engage potential teams around the league on trade scenarios again. The Celtics already were a few wins better past year than they should've been (they had the point differential of a 48-win team, as opposed to the 53 victories they racked up), thanks largely to the clutch heroics of Thomas throughout the season, and while they added Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris this summer, they were forced to part with Avery Bradley - a valuable contributor - ...

Sports 49ers trade Vance McDonald to Steelers
Author: 0 49ers trade Vance McDonald to Steelers

With Green injured for much of the season, James started 13 games and has been at the top of the Steelers' depth chart throughout the preseason. "We're not going to anoint him in any way". The 27-year-old recorded 24 catches for 391 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games last season. Blake Bell and undrafted rookie Cole Hikutini are the 49ers' other tight ends.

Sports 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

But perhaps it wasn't so surprising after Kerber played so poorly after her breakthrough 2016, when she also won the Australian Open and lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final. Angelique Kerber is gone from the US Open , the first defending champion eliminated in the first round in 12 years. In total, only nine singles matches were due to be completed out of a scheduled 64.

Sports With two QBs concussed, Buffalo Bills sign Keith Wenning
Author: 0 With two QBs concussed, Buffalo Bills sign Keith Wenning

Not only does Tyrod Taylor have a concussion, but so does T.J. Yates. Although he doesn't think such a drastic move is on the horizon, reporter Joe Buscaglia doesn't rule out the team eventually "making an example out of" Dareus should he refuse to get on board with McDermott's program.

Sports Matthew Stafford's contract extension: numbers, structure, details, impact
Author: 0 Matthew Stafford's contract extension: numbers, structure, details, impact

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford with wife Kelly Stafford during the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. He has started 109 games for the Lions , compiling a 51-58 record. Last season, Stafford threw for 4,327 yards and 24 touchdowns, and has thrown for 30,303 yards and 187 touchdowns in his eight seasons with the Lions .

Sports Malaysia denied SEA Games gold by own goal
Author: 0 Malaysia denied SEA Games gold by own goal

Malaysia fell behind in the 39th minute after goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli misjudged an aerial ball following a corner and deflected it into his own goal. The biennial SEA Games, now in their 29th edition, have a well-worn tradition of allowing the hosts to tailor the sporting programme to suit their strengths, meaning they often finish top.

Sports Joining the team as an assistant head coach - Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Author: 0 Joining the team as an assistant head coach - Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Briles, 61, was sacked in May of a year ago at the same time Baylor President Ken Starr was demoted and Athletic Director Ian McCaw was put on probation. Briles was 99-65 in 13 seasons as head coach at Baylor and Houston. He led the Bears to Big 12 championships in 2013 and 2014 and coached the school's only Heisman victor, Robert Griffin III.

Sports Hits 50th home run Sunday
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Stanton's eighth-inning blast was his 50th homer of the season, which placed him alongside Barry Bonds , Luis Gonzalez, Roger Maris, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa as the only players to reach 50 home runs before the end of August. Richard is 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA in five career starts against Miami and Marlins regulars Stanton, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon are a combined 3-for-24 versus the veteran.

Sports Liverpool make bid to Monaco for Thomas Lemar
Author: 0 Liverpool make bid to Monaco for Thomas Lemar

Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson and Dominic Solanke are the only new arrivals at Anfield this summer, but Jurgen Klopp hinted that could change after they secured their passage to the Champions League group stages. The latter is now understood to be on the verge of a season-long loan move to Paris St Germain. Lemar has been one of the most attractive targets in Europe this summer, after a fantastic season as part of AS Monaco's title-winning side previous year, yet has so far stayed clear of ...

Sports Liverpool, Naby Keita agree to 2018 transfer
Author: 0 Liverpool, Naby Keita agree to 2018 transfer

The deal will surpass the £35 million paid to Newcastle for Andy Carroll in 2011. It's thought that the widely expected Naby Keita signing will break Liverpool's transfer record, something that a Lemar signing would then do again at the suggested fee.

Sports Vontaze Burfict faces 5-game suspension for illegal hit, sources told ESPN
Author: 0 Vontaze Burfict faces 5-game suspension for illegal hit, sources told ESPN

A hit no longer has to involve contact to the head and shoulders area to be considered illegal, though Burfict insists Sherman had no issue with it. "The club will support Vontaze in the appeal process", the team statement said. Burfict was suspended for his hit to Antonio Brown's head on an incomplete pass during a first-round playoff game in the 2015 season. Burfict is entering the past year of his contract and is scheduled to become a free agent after this season.

Sports UT Austin Removing Three Remaining Confederate Monuments On Campus
Author: 0 UT Austin Removing Three Remaining Confederate Monuments On Campus

The statues include depictions of Lee, who led the pro-slavery Confederacy's army, of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston and of Confederate Postmaster General John Reagan. The national debate over confederate statues was sacked up again after a horrific attack during a "Unite the Right" protest over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia .

Sports Injured WR Cam Meredith leaves Bears game on cart
Author: 0 Injured WR Cam Meredith leaves Bears game on cart

An undrafted free agent out of Illinois State in 2015 Meredith flourished in his second season with the Bears, catching four touchdowns with almost 900 yards receiving. It's a big blow for a Bears offense that already had a lot of questions. However, prior to going down with the aforementioned knee injury on Sunday afternoon, Meredith was in line to serve as the Bears' No.

Sports Rizzo, Hendricks Lead Cubs Past Hoskins, Phillies
Author: 0 Rizzo, Hendricks Lead Cubs Past Hoskins, Phillies

A similar effort Sunday likely won't be good enough against a Phillies lineup that's generally been playing with a lot more punch than it was in the opening stretch of the season, if only for the presence of one impressive rookie. Hoskins hit a solo shot in the eighth, he's now homered in five straight games. He was sharp in the early-going, recording the first five outs via strikeouts and striking out eight overall.

Sports Spieth, DJ play-off at PGA event in NYC
Author: 0 Spieth, DJ play-off at PGA event in NYC

Spieth began the day sharing the lead with World Number One Dustin Johnson, fellow young gun Rickie Fowler and recent Tour victor Jhonattan Vegas but separated himself from the field with a brilliant, equal best of the day 64 built around eight birdies and two bogeys.

Sports Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Spencer Ware Out for Year
Author: 0 Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Spencer Ware Out for Year

Ware (knee) could have a return timetable anywhere in the range of two to eight weeks, depending on the results of Saturday's MRI, ESPN.com's Adam Teicher reports. Ware led the Chiefs with 921 rushing yards last season. "I thought he was really getting a pretty good grasp of it". It appeared to be serious at the time, and now the team's worst fears have been confirmed.

Sports Nacer Chadli: Tony Pulis confirms Swansea City interest in West Brom winger
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West Brom won each of last season's league meetings 1-0 and the latest showdown showed few signs of being a more goal-laden affair, with neither side able to muster a clear chance in a tepid first 45 minutes. The draw leaves West Brom with seven points from their opening three matches, while Mark Hughes's Stoke have four points from their three outings.

Sports EPL : Liverpool axe Mignolet for Arsenal visit
Author: 0 EPL : Liverpool axe Mignolet for Arsenal visit

Matches at Anfield between Liverpool and Arsenal have had a tendency to generate tons of goals in recent years, and this iteration of that fixture was no exception. "One hundred per cent, if nothing happens Simon plays against City", Klopp said in a post-match media conference in which he explained his decision.

Sports Ronda Rousey to Marry Travis Browne During Mayweather vs. McGregor
Author: 0 Ronda Rousey to Marry Travis Browne During Mayweather vs. McGregor

This will be Ronda Rousey's first marriage, while it is the second for Browne who was divorced from fitness model Jenna Renee Webb just five months after they tied the knot. "She's in a good place, she's really happy, and she hasn't announced her retirement or anything like that. And he said 'Okay, we are in New Zealand, we are under a waterfall, will you marry me?" Rousey became a UFC champion in 2012 and tallied six consecutive title defenses.

Sports Browns: 3 positive takeaways from preseason game No. 3
Author: 0 Browns: 3 positive takeaways from preseason game No. 3

If you only looked at the box score, then Kizer's stat line - six-of-18, 93 yards, no touchdowns, an interception and a rating of 28.2 - would leave you scratching your head as to what all the fuss is about. That protest was the largest so far in a social-consciousness movement started last season by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who became a polarizing figure for kneeling during the anthem and is now out of the NFL.

Sports Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino: Wembley was not the problem
Author: 0 Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino: Wembley was not the problem

But still the team is showing a lack of concentration in different situations. The striker, signed from Leeds for £15million last week, stunned Spurs in stoppage time with his first Burnley goal to secure a 1-1 draw. Sean Dyche's Burnley side are no slouches, coming off the back of a win against Chelsea and defeat to West Bromwich Albion, but the Clarets might struggle against Spurs given they have lost three of their last four meetings with the London club.

Sports Belgian F1 Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton Wins Pole Position
Author: 0 Belgian F1 Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton Wins Pole Position

While the move could potentially be very costly in the context of the Formula 1 world championship where Hamilton trails Vettel by 11 points, for the Briton it epitomised his relationship with his teammate. But nothing more than chatting, mostly about other stuff to be honest", he said. I'm here to stay. "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it", he said.

Sports Patriots' Julian Edelman out for season with torn ACL
Author: 0 Patriots' Julian Edelman out for season with torn ACL

The Patriots kick off the 2017 regular season September 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs . After the game, Edelman said he wasn't sure of the severity of his injury but that he would do his best to return to the field as soon as he could.