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Peyper to referee Super Rugby final


Governing body SANZAAR said Peyper's appointment was purely "merit-based" after putting him in charge of Saturday's final between South Africa's Golden Lions and New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders in Johannesburg. - The Lions head into this fixture on the back of a 14-game winning streak; the Crusaders are the only team in Super Rugby history to have won more games in succession, which they've done twice (15 straight in 2002-03; 16 straight in 2005-06). Read More »

Di Grassi clinches FE title, Vergne victorious in Montreal finale


Buemi had made up two places before doing so but the impromptu trip to the pit lane ruined his race and made a hard task nearly impossible. Sebastien Buemi's chances of winning a second straight Formula E championship took a major hit when he was disqualified for using an underweight vehicle during the Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix race on Saturday. Read More »

Liverpool wait on Sturridge injury report

A host of changes made in the second period slowed the game down, but Jurgen Klopp's side continued to press for a third goal. Sturridge lifted the ball over Sven Ulreich to seal the Reds' Audi Cup semi-final victory on Tuesday night, setting up a clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Read More »

Scherzer Blasts First Career Home Run Then Leaves Game with Injury


After throwing one warm-up pitch prior to the start of the bottom of the second, Scherzer immediately gestured he was done and walked off the mound. It sailed past catcher Matt Wieters. He led baseball in innings pitched last season and was leading baseball again this season. He is a workhouse. The top half of the second was more triumphant for Scherzer as he hit the first home run of his career, a three-run shot that was part of a six-run frame for the Nats. Read More »

Dinesh Chandimal returns to Sri Lankan squad for second Test against India


Colombo: Newly-appointed Test captain Dinesh Chandimal will return for the second cricket Test against India starting at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here from Thursday, Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed on Tuesday. The report also adds that Lahiru Thirimanne has earned a recall. Despite the reinforcements, it would be a huge loss if Sri Lanka are to play the 2nd Test, which is a must-win match, without the experience of Herath. Read More »

Stock you Must See: Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW)


Genworth Financial had 19 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Previously Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE: GNW ) reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.06 with surprise factor of 26.1%. Read More »

Inside an 'out of control' Conor McGregor sparring session


This fight is sure to be a spectacle, with both competitors in top shape and ready to put on a show for their rabid fans. David Rey, managing director of Sky Business, said: "This fight is simply unmissable, creating a fantastic opportunity for pubs and clubs to pack their venue and generate more money ". Read More »

Rohr's Former Assistant Pionetti Arrives For Super Eagles Goalkeeper Trainer Job


First-choice Carl Ikeme has been ruled out after an unfortunate leukemia diagnosis , while Daniel Akpeyi's tremulous performance failed to inspire confidence in a 2-0 home defeat to South Africa . He never played for Italy at any level. Instead, new goalkeeper trainer Enrico Pionetti will attempt to beat the current crop into some semblance of global shape. Read More »

Hornets to sign two former college standouts to two-way contracts


Those contracts - each of 30 National Basketball Association franchises can have two two-way deals - means Paige and Mathiang will play primarily for the G-League Greensboro Swarm next season. Paige, who averaged 12.1 points, 2.2 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 32.7 minutes per game with the Salt Lake City Stars last year, played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder in the Summer League this year. Read More »

Liverpool have sights set on title, says Klopp

He is going to be a massive player for us this season. He has really prepared well, really well, so I hope this is just a small injury and that he can play again soon. It's unclear whether he will leave the Allianz Arena on loan or permanently but many members of Bayern's fanbase seem keen to see the back of him. It's unlikely, at least to start with. Read More »

Ferrari Expects Both Vettel and Raikkonen to Stay on Board in 2018


As Autoweek reports, Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne released a statement on the situation claiming that he believes his team has good relations with the pair. "Only a champion like him could defend his teammate like a Viking, with no tricks and no deception". "After a hard morning, this put us back in the hunt for pole, but in the end we didn't have enough at this circuit against Ferrari". Read More »

Rob Gronkowski has reportedly been following the TB12 method


Guerrero has been banned by the Federal Trade Commission from selling some of his products and was sued by the federal government, but Brady is taking the approach to a general audience, with a self-help book coming out next month in addition to that cookbook and other items at TB12. Read More »

Hurricanes, D Pesce agree to 6-year contract extension


Pesce will make $892,000 this season, the last of his entry-level contract. Drafted 66th overall by the Hurricanes in 2013, Pesce made his National Hockey League debut during the 2015-16 season after skating for three seasons at the University of New Hampshire. Read More »

Wild reach deal with F Granlund


Once this deal expires, the 25-year-old Granlund will become an unrestricted free agent. Now the Wild will shift their focus to signing restricted free agent Marcus Foligno to a deal before filling out the rest of the roster. He also has seven goals and 11 assists over 34 career playoff games. He set career highs in nine statistical categories. Granlund scored 17 points in a 12-game point streak from January 12 through February 4, the longest point streak in Wild history and tied for the ... Read More »

Chelsea eye Leicester's Drinkwater as Matic replacement


Antonio Conte is looking to sign a replacement for Nemanja Matic, who became Manchester United's third summer signing on Monday (31 July), and has identified Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater as the ideal candidate to fill the void left by the Serbian. Read More »

Kimi Raikkonen was faster, admits Hungarian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel


As for the decision to hand third place back to Valtteri Bottas in Hungary, a move that cost him three championship points, Hamilton believes he can yet win this year's world title. I don't know what happened. "It may not have looked like it but it was a hard race". "After that I just kept following". "I want to win, It's where you want to be. Read More »

Allen Iverson apologizes for BIG3 absence, says he'll make up for it


This prompted the BIG3 to release a statement on the matter, actually worrying some folks as there was really no information as to Iverson's whereabouts. "I will do my best to make up for this moving forward on the Big 3 tour". And as people noted on Sunday as the saga was ongoing, you never really know when it comes to the man who does not want to talk about practice. Read More »

VIP 2 Movie Release Date Announced August 11


The initial release date of VIP 2 was August 11th, 2017; However, the date was rescheduled to an unconfirmed date which was confirmed by the director Soundarya Rajinikanth . Although Dhanush shared the release date of the film's Tamil version on Twitter, he didn't confirm whether the dubbed Telugu and Hindi versions will also release on August 11. Read More »

NASCAR further limits Cup drivers in lower tiers

It had earlier been reported that NASCAR was considering limiting all Cup Series drivers to just five XFINITY Series races , including younger competitors like Ty Dillon who are running nearly the full XFINITY schedule this year. We all get together this off-season and pick and choose our races around each other's schedules, we can still screw it up as much as we want to screw it up and piss everybody off. Read More »

League considering working with NFLPA on marijuana study


Equally encouraging, the union has expressed interest in revisiting recreational marijuana use as well for a pain management tool. In the studies performed by the NFL Players Association, the conclusions were saying that marijuana can be used as a pain management tool and players were thinking about a request for the grant of marijuana in medical usage. Read More »

Improving Tottenham's starting XI is 'almost impossible', says Damien Comolli


Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino has yet to sign a single player in the transfer market but remains unfazed by the grandiose exploits of the other big clubs. Palace have a lot of quality players already, particularly up front. "Me, Christian [Eriksen] and Toby [Alderweireld] - I know he follows us". He's one of those guys who watches every game he can. Read More »

Stradivarius foils gallant Big Orange as Andrea Atzeni cleans up


Fabricate landed the opening race in the Stewards' Room when Dark Red was rightly demoted after a left-hand drift caused carnage and cost jockey Oisin Murphy an eight-day careless riding ban. "It was slower than ideal for him, but he still ran a great race in defeat". He was simply unable to concede 13lb to a three-year-old that won the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot. Read More »