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Musician Vusi Nova Has Been Found Following Kidnapping

He had been stripped of all his clothes. He was kidnapped by hijackers when he was dropping off artists at the gate. It is alleged that about four other people were inside Nova's vehicle. Colleague Venshenzo Baluto described what happened. "They then drove off with Vusi and one of the band members. Hopefully, it's just for the vehicle".

Dabo Swinney, Clemson Reportedly Agree to 8-Year, $54 Million Contract Extension

Swinney's base salary, supplemental income and licensing will pay him between $6 million this season and $6,600,000 in the final year of the deal in 2024. His Tigers went 14-1 a year ago, beating Alabama 35-31 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game for the school's first title since 1981.

Saints boss won't be drawn on Van Dijk

Liverpool had been in pole position to land the £60m-rated centre-back for much of the past three months but, with interest seemingly cooling over luring him to Anfield, London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal have moved to the head of the queue for his signature.

Arsene Wenger open to second loan move for Jack Wilshere

We play on Sunday. "He looks ready. Overall he looks in good shape". He added: "He's always been focused on his job - he loves to play football". I don't think he is too much disturbed by all the noises. "What is important is what you want to achieve together. In general, you want players to stay when they have contracts, but every situation is different".

Manchester United vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions

If the reports are accurate that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is making rapid progress in his return from a knee injury and is set to sign a new contract with club, United will have plenty of options in the forward areas. Leicester will remain confident of getting something from the game at Old Trafford , however. One player that has been heavily linked in the past week is Monaco's Thomas Lemar.

Australia vs Bangladesh: Spinning tracks won't guarantee win, says Tamim

Part of the visitors' drills this time has included batting in the nets without a front pad, a lay created to emphasise the importance of using the bat in order to avoid leg-before decisions against the slow bowlers. This makes their task trickier as the current Bangladesh team are no longer pushovers in Test cricket in their own backyard. Bangladesh - which only attained Test status in 2000 - have moved on from that defeat, and hope to build on recent stronger form to impress fans with ...

Atletico Madrid Coach Sidesteps Diego Costa Question

The 28-year-old is desperate to leave Stamford Bridge and has refused to return to training with the Premier League champions. He has also taken to Instagram recently to prove his fitness while wearing Chelsea shorts. Watch the above video to see Diego Costa playing five-a-side with his friends in Brazil. Despite the club's interest in Costa, Simeone avoided talking about the striker and insisted that he is only interested in the players who he can use until January.

Evans would be good signing for City - O'Neill

And the 27-year-old has been called up for next month's qualifying games as Michael O'Neill's side look to book their place in the play-off stages. Pulis stressed on Tuesday that Evans will play on Sunday against Stoke "if he's fit" and Michael O'Neill has named him in his 25-man group for Northern Ireland's games against San Marino and Czech Republic in September.

England still need him - Eriksson urges Rooney retirement rethink

It's Jack Wilshere's two goals that many remember from England's 3-2 win over Slovenia during Euro 2016 qualifying but in one of the most exciting games under Roy Hodgson it was the skipper's late victor that sealed the points and saw him go level with Gary Lineker on 48 goals.

Ex-NFL RB Green pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

Court documents said Green and his 15-year-old daughter got into an argument about her doing dishes. Green is the Packers' all-time leading rusher and a four-time Pro Bowl selection. The daughter said that Green punched her, and Green told deputies he slapped her upside the head. Green told police that he "popped" her in the face with an open hand, and that she had bruising around her eye because he'd accidentally hit her glasses.

Kyrgios defeats Ferrer to reach first Masters final

I don't know how I'm here, to be honest. "I had to find a way to get a few balls back". "I'm pretty confident after that". "It doesn't always happen that you win a tournament and then go ahead and win a Grand Slam, but I'm happy to have the confidence - it beats not having it", said the 2016 French Open champion.

Red-hot Garbine Muguruza eager to solve US Open puzzle

But the Swiss beat rival Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final in January and did not drop a set on his way to an eighth title at Wimbledon in July. Murray fell at the same stage to American Sam Querrey and has also not played since due to a troublesome hip, but is expected to feature at the US Open starting on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp drops hint about remaining Liverpool signings

The Liverpool boss was once more quick to assure fans that he was perfectly at ease with his squad in its present condition, but spoke of the possibilities for change-as well as rejecting the notion that certain players wouldn't join unless the Reds qualified for the group stage of the Champions League .

Villa makes surprise return to Spain squad

Lopetegui has therefore made a decision to recall 35-year-old Villa even though the New York City striker has not played a game for Spain since the 2014 World Cup. "He'll give us extra mobility up front and above all he'll contribute his enthusiasm". Chelsea have two other representatives in the form of Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta but Alonso fails to feature in Lopetegui's plans once again despite his impressive start to the season, scoring a brace in the Blues 2-1 victory over Tottenham ...

Chelsea plotting late move for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente

It is said Llorente is interested in working with Conte again and is well aware of the interest coming from west London. Llorente's contract expires in the summer of 2018, which means that Swansea may have to reluctantly accept one of their star forwards going.

Europa League group stage: Pots, seedings confirmed for Friday's draw

The draw pots for this season's Europa League group stage draw have been confirmed, after the completion of the final qualifying round ties on Thursday. Both English sides face hard tasks to advance to the knockout stages when the group phase begins on September 14. The Europa League Player of the Season award for 2016-17 will be awarded at the ceremony.

Crystal Palace manager De Boer's predecessor Allardyce warns him about defence

He has pedigree of being a top player. "It's about trying to stay injury-free, keep working on my fitness, keep working on my match sharpness and trying to make it hard for the manager to not pick me". "Yes it sort of surprised me a bit that he [Steve Parish] chose to go for Frank [de Boer], because they have previously gone for British managers", Allardyce told talkSPORT.

MS Dhoni gets a lucky escape during his innings against Sri Lanka

Dananjaya picked up three wickets in the form of Kedar Jadhav, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, all of them were bowled with the batsmen failing to read his variety. Bhuvneshwar said it took a while to get used to Dananjaya's deliveries. We'll be more careful next time, and we'll be watching him more closely. He struck two fours off Dananjaya's penultimate over, and even slog-swept Milinda Siriwardana for six as the team closed in.

Tottenham defender Carter-Vickers close to Sheffield Utd loan

Boss Chris Wilder has been playing with a back-three this season - the same as Mauricio Pochettino - and Bramall Lane is seen as an encouraging place for Carter-Vickers to gain good experience. With Foyth close to signing and joining up with summer signing Davison Sanchez, Spurs have a great deal of talent to choose from to play in the centre of defence.

South African skipper anxiously waiting for Pakistan tour

The PCB chairman specially acknowledged the efforts of Giles Clark, the head of ICC Task-force for Pakistan, for making strenuous efforts for making the tour of World XI to Pakistan possible. South Africa's cricket captain Faf du Plessis speaks at a news conference before the third cricket test against Australia in Adelaide, Australia, on November 23, 2019.

Ronaldo beats Messi, others, wins UEFA's 2016/17 Best Player Award

Meanwhile, Ronaldo's team Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League group stage while five-time winners Barcelona were drawn with last season's runners-up Juventus . "I know this is not a trophy that I won because of them, but they always keep me motivated when I go play with them", CR7 stated. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo after the suspended star scored a stunning goal against Fiorentina.

Burke seals transfer to West Brom

He becomes West Brom's fifth senior arrival of the summer transfer window after Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi, Gareth Barry and Yuning Zhang. "I feel like it is a time for me to move on and play more games", the winger told West Brom's official website.

Mets' Michael Conforto dislocates shoulder on swing

Brandon Nimmo replaced Conforto and was called out on strikes. Conforto has been a lone bright spot for the Mets during this disastrous 2017 season, two things that simply were not expected. He went down hitting.279 with a career-high 27 home runs and 68 RBI. Now that's out the window as this nightmare season continues to drag on. There's no timetable just yet for Conforto's possible return, but it's safe to say the possibility of missing the rest of the season will be on the table.

SummerSlam: You've Gotta Hand it to Them Big Boys

Later in the night, the main event of No Mercy was set with Strowman taking on Lesnar for the title in a one-on-one contest. Fans want nothing more than to be featured on WWE programming, however, they just took it a step too far. Then there was the main event from Smackdown Live between WWE champion "The Maharaja" Jinder Mahal and "The King of Strong Styles" Shinsuke Nakamura .

Begiristain: Man City should make Champions League quarter-finals every season

The Sky Blues were knocked out at the round of 16 last season by Monaco , but Begiristain believes they should be exceeding that level each year. Only Real Madrid's group with Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel is as hard as Roma's group stage.

Aston Villa boss Bruce confirms interest in West Ham midfielder Snodgrass

The 29-year-old Snodgrass is reportedly surplus to requirements at the London Stadium and was not named in any of West Ham's match day squads thus far this season. Meanwhile, Bruce said he would be "delighted" to keep hold of defender Tommy Elphick, who has been linked with a move away from Villa Park. Snodgrass missed the entirety of the 2014-15 season under Bruce through a serious knee injury but returned to help Hull to promotion the following campaign.

Justin Verlander tweets reaction to bench-clearing Tigers brawl

The incident came after Tommy Kahnle and Joe Girardi were ejected after Kahnle threw behind Cabrera with two outs in the sixth inning. During the first brawl, Yankees' catcher Gary Sanchez jumped into the fight, fist first, and appears to swing at Tigers' third baseman Nicholas Castellanos.

Chuck Pagano still has no timeline for Andrew Luck's return

I'm a little surprised they haven't signed another quarterback, just because even if he's out two games, they need another guy. Chuck Pagano continued that theme after Tuesday's practice telling the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder that they still don't have a timeline for his return.

Cam will play vs. Jaguars

Three defensive players to watch and evaluate as the game progresses. Something else to watch for is how far will Newton throw downfield, and how many passes he throws. Samuel returned to this week to take part in team drills. Brandon Allen was 10-of-15 for 144 yards and a touchdown while Blake Bortles and Chad Henne struggled to move the offense.

Swansea defender Bartley out for up to two months with knee injury

The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Leeds United and signed a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium earlier this summer. At the club since 2012, Bartley has only really made a handful of appearances for the Swansea since moving from Arsenal.

Johnson finding groove, trails Henley by 1 at Northern Trust

Johnson, who played in the afternoon, was almost flawless, with his only bogey the result of a three-putt. "I've been saying it's close and I've seen signs of it". Johnson is outright second, a shot behind Henley, while Scott Brown , Camilo Villegas and Chris Kirk opened with 66s to be tied for third. PGA Champion Justin Thomas is joined by Jon Rahm and Justin Rose in the group on two under, with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day opening with matching 69s.

Monaco has shut the door on a Thomas Lemar transfer

However, the Express are citing journalist Duncan Castles as saying that his contact at Monaco claims a deal to sign Lemar is still very-much alive and the club are ready to sell if their £60m asking price is met. However, Sky Sports News reporter Solhekol confirmed that Lemar won't be moving to Arsenal in the summer transfer window as Monaco close the door on potential exits.

Champions League draw: Chelsea to face Atletico, Roma and Qarabag

Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League , BBC Sport reports. We know that just 10 bad minutes can cost you dearly. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as Uefa's Player of the Year, beating Lionel Messi and Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon to the prize.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic unmoved by rival Rafa Benitez's transfer woes

We have got quality here, but we're just missing a little something at the minute. 'We've spoken during the week in training, and everybody knows. "The boys are all right", he said. 'What I think happened is they tried but maybe they were unable to get those targets that they wanted. Benitez has played down the rumors of unrest at St James' Park and says the mood of the club is dictated by results and not by the lack of investment from the chairman.

Roma, Juventus Among Teams Battling Over Renato Sanches

And Kicker claims that due to their Champions League qualification, Liverpool have now joined the chase for Sanches - who will be made available for loan. It's different at big clubs. Andreas Jung, manager of Bayern Munich, talked about the possible Renato Sanches landing in Italy after the Champions League preliminaries.