Lackey, Cubs go for series win versus Phillies

According to Baseball Reference's Play Index, Rizzo is the only Cubs lefty to ever hit 30 or more home runs in four consecutive seasons. The first-baseman-turned-left-fielder belted his 10th home run Saturday night, his seventh in the last eight games.

Froome wins stage nine to increase overall lead at Vuelta a España

Ireland and BMC Racing's Nicholas Roche remains in third place overall despite finishing ninth, 14 seconds behind Froome, today. Froome is trying to become the third rider to complete the Tour-Vuelta double in the same season. "For me it is a really good result actually, a few years ago I arrive 15 or 30 seconds (back) on this climb, but today it's a different story". "After a week we couldn't have asked to be in a better position".

'Excited' Faryal Makhdoom announces she is pregnant with second child

Amir has not commented on the news. To Faryal he has said she has equal share to blame for deterioration of relations and that she has been wrong too. Amir claimed that his wife cheated on him and that she has already moved on with another man. The pair have been married since 2013 and have one child together, three-year-old Lamaisah Khan.

US Open Odds: Karloina Pliskova favored to win women's singles 8/25/17

For Sharapova, a five-times grand slam champion who returned from a doping ban in April and was awarded a wild-card invitation to the U.S. Open, it will mark her first match since pulling out of the Stanford Classic earlier this month with an arm injury.

Muller admits he's not "in demand" under Ancelotti

The 27-year-old has now suggested he is becoming frustrated after seeing his role diminished in Munich. "We still have a lot of games this season and we know very well what we have with Thomas", said Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, in relation to Muller's comments.

Roberto Firmino: Liverpool must fight for title in season without favourite

Such was Mane's impact that while his mind was elsewhere with Senegal in the African Cup of Nations, Liverpool failed to win a single Premier League game in January, and an FA Cup win against Plymouth Argyle was their only victory of the month.

Greg Bird activated from 60-day DL, back in Yankees' lineup

First baseman Greg Bird is set to join the Yankees on Saturday after missing all but 19 games this season. A Nationals 9, Mets 4: Adrian Sanchez drove in three runs, including soon after he took a pitch to the chest and made a diving defensive play to help bench-heavy Washington beat visiting NY.

Conte insists Chelsea tension 'normal': The same happens at Juventus

Conte could have Eden Hazard back by then after the Belgian playmaker was called up by his country this week despite not playing for Chelsea this season after an ankle injury. After one season you start to learn a lot of situations. "Sometimes there are football dynamics outside that you can't see". "Last season Chalobah played some games, Loftus-Cheek played some games, Ake played the semifinal of the FA Cup, Aina in the League Cup and Kenedy, too".

Benitez hints at short Newcastle stay amid transfer frustrations

The main thing for me is the team". " They were behind the players and they can make the difference ". Rafa Benitez and his men needed something good to happen for them on Saturday after three straight losses in all competitions to open the season.

Trump says Canada and Mexico being too hard in NAFTA renegotiations

And now, on Sunday, Trump calls NAFTA "the worst trade ever made", adding that the concerned countries - Canada and Mexico - are hard. Trump reopened negotiations of the 1994 treaty out of concern USA economic interests were suffering.

Man United's Anthony Martial must not waste his talent - Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has hinted a breakdown in communications contributed to Henrikh Mkhitaryan's slow start to his Manchester United career. Mourinho has now given the Frenchman a chance from the start, with Marcus Rashford dropping out of the starting line-up.

Henry: Ibrahimovic wants to conquer the Premier League with Man Utd

Ibrahimović had an option to renew that deal for a second season but a cruciate ligament injury effectively called time on his Old Trafford career. The report suggests the former Sweden global is set to sign a new short-term contract at Old Trafford, with an announcement of the deal expected in the next few days.

Ocon: Perez risked our lives in Spa collision

Perez squeezed his team-mate out twice at Eau Rouge, with the second incident prompting the Safety Car as debris went flying everywhere on track. "I accept the first one [on the first lap]; we are three wide, maybe he didn't see me, even if I think he saw me", explained Ocon.

Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Upgraded to "Buy" by Argus

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) closed at $76.33 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose nearly -15.43% since the beginning of this year. Its up 28.4% from 2.54M shares previously. The company is now down by -0.08% since yesterday's close of $74.06. Hartford Co has 0.26% invested in NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE).

Jets Trade CB McDougle for S Terrence Brooks

The Jets shipped out cornerback Dexter McDougle on Sunday morning, trading the 2014 third-round pick to the Eagles in exchange for safety Terrence Brooks, a source confirmed. McDougle will find a familiar face when he arrives in the Eagles locker room. He was high school and college teammates with wide receiver Torrey Smith, who said a couple weeks ago he views McDougle like a "little brother".

Oliver Burke says he's joined West Brom 'to play'

Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes , who have not always been on the best of terms, shook hands at the final whistle and, in truth, neither manager can have any complaints about the outcome. But a bad mix-up at the back involving Ahmed Hegazi and Ben Foster gifted Peter Crouch an equaliser 13 minutes from time. It was Premier League goal number 104 for Crouch, who had not long come off the substitutes' bench, and the 36-year-old will not have scored many easier.

Wenger Reveals How Alexis Sanchez Really Feels About Arsenal

Arsenal are now preparing for their Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield as the Gunners look to return to winning ways following their 1-0 loss to Stoke last weekend. "He wants to play". "Alexis works hard and he is focused to play". Speaking about Van Dijk on Saturday after drawing with Huddersfield, Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino said: 'I think on September 1, Virgil will be here'.

Sanchez Wants £400K-A-Week From Arsenal

It hardly looked any more secure and although the return of Laurent Koscielny from suspension should bolster his rearguard at Anfield, it would be no great surprise if Wenger reverted to a back four - his tried and trusted system. "He is ready to play", Wenger confirmed at his pre-match press conference on Friday. "At the moment we haven't - we just want to focus as a team and not look too much at the contracts of everybody".

Osweiler will not play at all in third preseason game

The confident 21-year-old is excited about the opportunity and Kizer intends to make the most of it. "I've told you guys all along, I'm always going to just focus on the things that I can control", Osweiler said, according to ESPN . "I was able to go out there and feel comfortable right away, " said Kizer. It is trending in that direction, but I have never said that. "To be backed up and have some fans yelling behind you and have to adjust your cadence - to have some situations in which we go ...

Barcelona enthusiastic about Chelsea star Willian

The Catalan giants are seeking 8.5 million euros in compensation from Neymar for breach of contract following his transfer. The player's lawsuit against Barca is the latest chapter of an increasingly bitter split between Neymar and the club which catapulted him to world fame by signing him from Santos in 2013 and with whom he won two La Liga titles, three Copa del Reys and the 2015 Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores brilliant goal in Fiorentina friendly

Portuguese captain Ronaldo is now serving a five-game ban after pushing a referee in Madrid's Super Cup clash with Barcelona. Amid reports this week that the 32-year-old wants a new contract at Madrid to take his earnings above what Neymar and Lionel Messi earn at Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona respectively, club captain Sergio Ramos said "the best players in the world should be the best paid".

Spanish media link Liverpool with improbable move for Karim Benzema

The report suggests Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and the Reds are all in the market for the Madrid No. 9, and are all prepared to pay upward of €90 million-but Perez thinks he could get a full €100m out of the Anfield coffers. Madrid are also still hoping to sign Kylian Mbappe and should they do so, Benzema could be set to fall down the pecking order at the club. A move to the Premier League could be on the cards as the Spanish outlet claims Arsenal and Liverpool have both submitted ...

Loris Karius to start against Arsenal as Simon Mignolet is left out

Jurgen Klopp has chose to completely axe Simon Mignolet from the matchday squad ahead of Liverpool's clash with Arsenal on Sunday, according to a report. 'Bizarre, I can't get my head around it, ' he said. Again it shows Jurgen Klopp still has a lack of confidence in both goalkeepers. Not in a game as big as this.

Anthony Hitchens leaves Cowboys game with knee injury

The type of knee injury is not clear. The prognosis still needs to be confirmed by an MRI, but teams nearly always know immediately when knee injuries are season ending. Other notable LBs on the roster include Sean Lee , Damien Wilson and Justin Durant. Hitchens hasn't missed a game in his three seasons and past year started every game for the first time at middle linebacker.

Maria Sharapova: US Open preparations 'not the best'

Opens. "I think the American crowd is going to be very respectful of Maria", tennis legend Chris Evert said in a recent ESPN conference call. "That's what I felt with the 2006 (black) dress, and what I really wanted to relive in this dress is the moment of elegance and thinking of Audrey Hepburn and her classic Givenchy dress".

Everton ready to hijack Chelsea's move for Jamie Vardy

Chelsea are pondering making a late bid to try and sign striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City this summer, according to reports in the British media. Starsport understands Torino star Andrea Belotti is of interest to the Premier League champions. But Conte wants another frontman to make up for the absence of last season's top scorer Costa.

Man Utd stars Pogba, Rashford admit Leicester had them nervy

That came after Kasper Schmeichel had produced an inspired performance, saving Romelu Lukaku's second-half penalty as part of a fine individual display, with Leicester defending doggedly to remain in the game until the closing stages.

New Orleans Saints fullback blocks differently for Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram

When Watson visited the Big Easy before, the former Clemson star arrived to be praised as he accepted the Manning Award as the nation's top college quarterback the past two years. Ingram's ADP took a hit after the addition of Adrian Peterson but has rebounded from the late 6th round to the late 5th round in the past month. Listen it's not that anyone is in doubt of what Lattimore can do and what he brings to the table.

Dengue fever claims another life in Peshawar

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had offered all possible assistance and cooperation to KP Government in combating the epidemic and rushed a medical team of doctors and medical staff headed by the Health Minister along with a blank cheque.

Mourinho lauds Man United as confidence grows at Old Trafford

The group is solid, very, very friendly in between games and (there's) great empathy. He told a news conference on Friday: "I think when you have some talents you can not waste, I think when you are blessed with that talent, you have to exploit and not be happy with glimpses of talent and that I'm not going to change.

John Harbaugh promises Joe Flacco will be ready for Ravens' opener

Doctors told Flacco and the Ravens that he would need a week of rest, but the former Super Bowl MVP has been sidelined for 30 days. On Aug. 11, the Ravens put out a press release that said that the veteran starter won't play in the preseason, but "he will return to practice in the preseason".

Goyat drives Patna Pirates to big win over Tamil Thalaivas in PKL

Despite leading for most part of the game, the Patna Pirates suffered an upset as the Warriors' scintillating comeback in the final moments stalled their dream of their fourth win in the tournament. Later, the Tamil defence captured Narwal and Goyat in subsequent raids to give the Chennai team a 4-1 lead after four minutes.But a determined Patna bounced back in style and did an all out of their opposition.

Former Gunner adamant that Alexis MUST play v Liverpool

It is the first time in 20 years Arsenal are not in the Champions League , but Wenger says this means they can fully concentrate on the Premier League . The France striker scored within two minutes of his Premier League debut in the opening day win against Leicester and Wenger believes he can have a major impact in north London .

Ibrahimovic takes Rooney's No.10 after signing new Man Utd deal

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 appearances last season and spoke of his delight at rejoining the club. However, United have been astonished by Ibrahimovic's recovery and the Jose Mourinho says the Swede will be "important" in the second phase of the season.

Arsenal agree a deal to sell defender

Reports claim wages could yet be a stumbling block to a deal for the Hornets, but the player is keen to move on in search of first-team football. Gibbs had not featured for Arsenal this season, and with the player in the final year of his contract Arsenal have chose to sell.