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PDP set to takeover power in 2019 - Gov. Okowa

But Okowa, who chairs the party's Special Non-Elective National Convention Committee, said the convention billed to hold on Saturday will signpost the party's readiness to return to power at the centre. He said that the party's leadership was already witnessing some form of indiscipline from some members, and warned that any undisciplined act would be sanctioned promptly.

Stint on Disabled List 'Likely' for Willson Contreras, Maddon Says

It's those fleeting opportunities that can come back to bite you against the games' best. Kyle Hendricks continues to look like the 2016 Cy Young candidate version. It was also the first inside-the-parker by a Cubs player since Anthony Rizzo hit one on June 29, 2016 in Cincinnati. Obviously, the Cubs will be hoping that Contreras requires something close to minimum 10 days in order to get healthy, but hamstring injuries can sometimes be slow to heal.

Premier League Matches to Watch in Matchweek 1

Mourinho is a manager who likes more ball practice, playing ball possession and playing short games . Antonio Conte is already complaining about the lack of depth in the squad, after signing second-choice striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid and Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.

Javier Hernandez speaks about possible goal celebration against Man United

Hernandez found his first-team options limited during his final days at United and even spent a season on loan at Real Madrid in an attempt to play more football. "In the last two or three seasons they've been defensively okay but not scoring enough goals has hurt United and I think there are goals in the side now".

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Technicals Take Center Stage

The value in dollars went from $20,998,000 to $23,253,000 a change of 10.7% since the last quarter. Gradient Investments boosted its position in Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO ) by 161.5% through out the Fiscal Q2, based on a filing with the SEC (SEC).

Indians acquire Jay Bruce from the Mets

While Major League Baseball's trade deadline was July 31, a player can be dealt if he goes through waivers unclaimed. The 30-year old Bruce is having his best year since 2013, slashing.258/.324/.524 in 102 contests with 29 home runs and 20 doubles.

Jadeja becomes No. 1 Test all-rounder

Jadeja now has 438 points among the all-rounders while Shakib has 431 points. Now, as this Internet's favorite cricketer has made it atop the ICC rankings, how can Twitter stay calm? In the second Test against Sri Lanka, Jadeja played an unbeaten hand of 70 runs and also ended up picking 7 wickets.

Investigators head to N3 bridge collapse

The N3 bridge that collapsed. The road linking Eastgate and Primrose was immediately closed off early this morning. The freeway remains closed to traffic in both directions. "The councillors have been warning the metro about putting enormous billboards on the bridge, they were never created to take the weight of a billboard".

LONDON 2017: Shericka Jackson best placed Jamaican in 400 final

The first half of the race unfolded as per the script with both women coming off the final curve ahead but the 6ft 2in Miller-Uibo used her long stride to move away until disaster struck. Olympic champion Kerron Clement took bronze, .17 behind. "I am so excited.it is such an wonderful feeling". "I've worked so hard for this but I don't know what I have done".

Georges St-Pierre has signed UFC 217 bout agreement

The bout appeared to be off the table, and UFC President Dana White revealed that GSP would instead challenge for welterweight gold upon his return. MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani had previously reported that the bout was being targeted for UFC 217.

49ers interested in bringing back Tramaine Brock after domestic violence charges dismissed

Officials say the 28-year-old Brock punched and tried multiple times to strangle his girlfriend during an April 6 dispute over what to watch on television. Brock was cut from the 49ers one day after he was arrested on domestic violence charges, the Chronicle reported . Jimmie Ward is converting to free safety while the likely starters are second-year player Rashard Robinson and veteran Dontae Johnson.

Another tennis star withdraws from Western and Southern Open

That means Rafael Nadal will be the number one seed in Cincinnati when the tournament begins this weekend. Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, now world No. The three-time grand slam champion has been atop the ATP standings since last November, but either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal will take over come the fourth major of the year at Flushing Meadows.

Former Ole Miss coach Nutt's lawsuit vs. school dismissed

In the court order, Judge Neil Biggers states Nutt's claims didn't involve any federal statues or U.S. Constitution claims, meaning a federal court does not have jurisdiction over the case. Those statements violated his separation agreement, the lawsuit alleges. Ole Miss could explore that option again in the coming days. In July, the Associated Press reported Ole Miss has been notified of 21 potential rules violations, 15 of which have been classified as Level I infractions.

Infected Makwala could not have run — IAAF

Irish World Championship athletes scheduled to stay at the London hotel at the centre of a suspected norovirus outbreak are to move to another hotel. The decision was blasted by sprint legend Michael Johnson, who claimed the IAAF have lost control of the situation. "As per United Kingdom health regulations, it was requested that he be quarantined in his room for 48 hours, a period which ends at 14:00hrs (1300GMT) tomorrow (Aug 9)".

15 lakh cash award for selectors: CoA

The women's cricket team, on the other hand, have impressed one and all with their stupendous performance, especially in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup where they reached the finals. The KCA's move comes a day after the Kerala High Court Monday lifted the life ban imposed on Sreesanth by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

No PSG contact over Sanchez, says Wenger

The Chile global would miss Arsenal's home fixture against Leicester City on Friday as well as the trip to Stoke City on August 19, says manager Arsene Wenger . "I can take a gamble on one, maybe maximum two", Wenger said. "I can't tell you that at the moment", he said. "We have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready", said Wenger.

Can't Tell You That - Arsene Wenger Refuses To Confirm Bids For Winger

Wenger added: "For us Alexis Sanchez is a loss, of course". Wenger was speaking to the media in the first pre-match Premier League press conference of the season. " He has a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training, before he came to Wembley (for last Sunday's Community Shield )", Wenger said.

Anquan Boldin Agrees Upon One-Year, $2.75M Deal With Bills

The Buffalo Bills signed veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin on Monday, the team announced . The move provides the team leadership, production and an instant boost in credibility to what had been a patchwork position. "It doesn't say anything (against depth)", Beane said. "Contested balls? He comes down with his fair share and then some". Boldin reportedly had an offer from the Bills last week that he turned down , before giving it second thoughts, ultimately taking an incentive-laden ...

Sanchez to miss start of season for Arsenal

Wenger said the forward had sustained an abdominal injury and was likely to miss both Friday's game against Leicester and the trip to Stoke City on August 19. "He's out for, er, I don't know". 'He has a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training. He had the scan two days ago. Wenger said: "I think if you read the French papers they are on Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market".

Vince Wilfork signs one-day contract, retires as a Patriot

The 35-year-old also helped the Patriots reach the playoffs on 10 occasions and win two Super Bowls. It hurt by the hour. Wilfork was named to four consecutive Pro Bowl team from 2009-12 and was named a first-team All-Pro selection in 2012.

Jordan Spieth feeling no pressure in another pursuit of history

The PGA Championship takes place Thursday-Sunday from Quail Hollow in Charlotte , North Carolina. "But I'm looking forward to this week because I feel like I'm starting to turn the corner with regards to this plateau, and hopefully from there, I have a good finish".

Rick Hendrick working with Kasey Kahne to secure 2018 ride

Byron should be one of the leading contenders for Rookie of the Year honors in the Cup Series in 2018, as he had already established himself as one of the top drivers on the Xfinity circuit in his first season, claiming three wins and seven top-five finishes.

Justin Turner hits pair of homers in Dodgers' loss

With left-handed batting Chris Herrmann announced as a pinch hitter, Roberts brought in the lefty Watson, leading Lovullo to replace Herrmann with righty Adam Rosales . Overall, Los Angeles has won a phenomenal 44 of its last 51, the best 51-game stretch in the majors since the 1912 New York Giants . "Once he gets on the mound and repeats that a couple of times", Roberts said, "then I think that Clayton will know more and the training staff will know more on how we want to progress".

Mickelson, Els set to make 100th major start

Mickelson made his major debut a year after Els, at the 1990 U.S. Open at Medinah. He tied for 29th place as the best-scoring amateur. South Africa's Ernie Els plays a tee shot on the 5th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, .

QB Josh Dobbs to start Steelers' preseason opener

The Steelers left rookie running back James Conner off the initial depth chart released Tuesday, but 12 other players who are dealing with injuries, suspensions or haven't reported to camp were also nowhere to be found. Tomlin added he doesn't have an update on Bell's status. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement on July 27 the National Football League informed the team Bryant was "still in the process of being fully reinstated" and unable to participate in ...

Mourinho concedes it is 'game over' for Manchester United's Bale pursuit

The Brazilian slid in for a left-foot finish, served up by Dani Carvajal . "Key to winning this game was two things we do well", Zidane said . Zidane was seemingly never in doubt, with the Frenchman regularly insisting that Isco was a key part of his plans despite struggling for minutes in the first half of last season.

Calum Best 'all over' Marissa Jade on date night

She had faced the axe alongside Karthik Nagesan, Trisha Paytas, Sarah Harding and Chad following the first round of nominations. Speaking about the killer nomination she received from Williamson she said: "I came to the conclusion that there were allies in the house even if they weren't friends and it was easier to target people you didn't know and I was probably the most memorable one he thought of off the top of his head".

National Basketball Association issues memo to teams outlining changes to schedule

According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the league sent a memo to its teams regarding the setup of the 2017-18 schedule, with there being even fewer back-to-backs and lengthy single-game road trips. The NBA has also increased the number of weekend games from 549 to 568, which should also help from a fatigue standpoint. Last season, the Golden State Warriors , Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs all held out key players during nationally televised games in the stretch run of the ...

MLB Players Weekend: See Yankees, Mets uniforms and nicknames

MLB.com only shows Miguel Cabrera for the Tigers - and he will have "Miggy" on the back of the uniform. MLB and the MLB Players Association announced initiatives aimed at letting players express themselves Wednesday morning, according to ESPN.

Struggling Greg Holland threatens to shave eyebrows to improve fortunes

He allowed just three hits and with 11 strikeouts, he is one of four pitchers to have at least eight strikeouts in at least 12 straight games. He retired 26 of the last 27 batters he faced. With Colorado leading 1-0, Jose Ramirez led off the bottom of the ninth with a pop out to short for the first out. Stanton crushed a first-pitch fastball from A.J.

Andre Gray close to completing Watford switch

Gray scored nine times and provided three assists in the Premier League last season as Burnley secured their status in the top tier by finishing 16th. Watford announced the deal in unique fashion, with a video revealing the identity of their club-record star via stats from the popular simulation game Football Manager video.

Injured Sanchez Set To Miss Leicester Clash, Confirms Wenger

Sanchez's future has been the subject of much speculation this summer as he's inside the final year of his contract and has made it clear he won't be signing an extension any time soon. "I can't tell you that at the moment", he said. Wenger said Sanchez would be missed but admitted he would not have started the game against Leicester even if he was deemed fit to play.

Chelsea could swoop in for Tottenham target Joao Cancelo

Cancelo joined Valencia back in 2015 after a successful year on loan with Los Che , in a deal worth £13 million. The 23-year-old is a senior Portugal global and came through the youth ranks at Benfica. The former Benfica man is valued at around 25m euros by the Spaniards but, with three big clubs vying for his signature, there may well be a bidding war for the player.

Floyd Mayweather has made a startling admission about McGregor fight

The two meet in a crossover boxing match - McGregor's first - on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what is expected to be the most lucrative fight in history. "He's a lot younger, "the 40-year-old told ESPN ". It's obvious I'm slipping a little bit to even let a fighter like that go the distance with me.

Creamer gets another shot at Solheim Cup wildcard pick

Korda was an automatic qualifier for Juli Inkster's side after finishing fifth in the Solheim Cup points list, despite playing with tape on her left forearm throughout this season. In her six appearances she has notched up 16.5 points through a record of 14-8-5, which is the second highest points attained by an American Player in a Solheim Cup behind Inkster herself (18.5 in nine appearances).