by | August 21, 2018 | 08:43

Winners of five national championships under head coach Nick Saban since 2009, Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes. Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the initial poll, and perhaps surprisingly the Ohio State Buckeyes are not the top-ranked team in the conference.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:41

Sethi is also editor of The Friday Times, a national news weekly, in which he has often been critical of Khan. Zimbabwe, West Indies Sri Lanka and World XI visited Pakistan to play ODI series in the country after almost a decade-long span. In his resignation letter, Mr Sethi said that "you have said on many occasions that you have a vision for Pakistan cricket". Ehsan Mani , the new chairman of the PCB said Imran Khan wants India-Pakistan to continue to their cricket relations.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:12

Read on for a transcript of the manager's press conference... Roy Hodgson , Palace's manager, is notorious for having well-drilled teams who achieve beyond expectations, but the team he has is not lacking in attacking threat, mainly through Zaha.

by | August 21, 2018 | 07:42

The punter had already predicted five scorelines and was sweating on Wigan beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 in the Championship . Nottingham Forest managed to pick up a single point in their second game of the season, and although this fixture may seem irrelevant at the end of the season, one punter will be still ruing his luck on that terrible day in August.

by | August 21, 2018 | 07:53

Kenedy's nightmare match went worse still after he failed to convert the penalty. Kenedy takes the penalty which sails right into the arms of Etheridge. Benitez also highlighted his side's issue at full-back but was unwilling to discuss Isaac Hayden's red card specifically, despite feeling hard-done-by overall.

by | August 21, 2018 | 09:10

No timescale has yet been put on the 35-year-old's return and he will now travel to Barcelona for specialist assessment later in the week. Youngster Aro Muric was sent to NAC Breda on loan, leaving 20-year-old local lad Daniel Grimshaw as the only goalkeeper in any position to step in for Ederson if needed.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:12

One reporter chose to ask Jackson if he thought Kobe Bryant could handle the BIG3's 3-on-3 format and the added aggressiveness. Still, despite the abundant star power, people are still looking for the next big thing; and who better former athlete to recruit than Los Angeles Lakers all-time great Kobe Bryant? They both made it clear Kobe can ball out in this league or any league.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:22

Chances were at a premium, with Alex Greenwood's free-kick the best of United's other chances, while for the home side Courtney Sweetman-Kirk was denied by another ex-Reds player in goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain. While the Women's Super League has seen increased attention in recent years and the exploits of Great Britain's Olympic side in 2012 drew record crowds, United had remained estranged from the sport until the decision earlier this year to apply for entry in the Women's Championship.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:02

He is a tough competitor and we know he will be up for the physical battle. Congratulations Namibia and I have no doubt they will make us proud at the RWC in Japan . Kenya will get the chance to join them in Pool B when they contest the four-team global repechage in Marseille in November. "I have a lot of trust in these boys and I am confident they will deliver positive results", said Snook after last weekend's emphatic 67-0 win over Tunisia.

by | August 21, 2018 | 07:44

Jack Wilshere is one of the new arrivals who is so far yet to live up to expectations and admits West Ham need to find their feet quickly under Manuel Pellegrini before his return to Arsenal next weekend. Morata also seems keen to lay down roots, having regularly been on the move during a career that has also taken in a spell at Juventus. "In the end to get a point, it could be better, but we cannot complain too much".

by | August 21, 2018 | 05:23

Iloka will look to be picked up as a free agent before the start of Week 1. Iloka was two years into a five-year, $30-million deal he inked ahead of the 2016 season. His 16 missed tackles his final season are a reason for concern. However, Katherine Terrell of ESPN reveals that the Bengals were also not completely satisfied with Iloka's play last season and explored their options.

by | August 21, 2018 | 06:27

Ryan and Seahawks management agreed to part ways on Monday after it became clear Dickson had won the job and to give Ryan time to try to find another team before the regular season begins. "Even though I'm leaving, I will always be a Seahawk". "You embraced a pale-skinned, red-headed Canadian with a speech impediment and made him feel like a super star", Ryan wrote.

by | August 20, 2018 | 04:28

Peterson is the Vikings' all-time leading rusher with 11,747 yards, putting him 4,929 yards ahead of Robert Smith, who is in second place. The Washington Redskins are set to bring in veteran running back Jamaal Charles for a visit Sunday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports .

by | August 20, 2018 | 05:12

This Massachusetts golfer probably won't be using the pencil grip with his putter anytime soon after a recent altercation resulted in him getting his finger bitten off. His condition as of Sunday was not released. It was not clear if alcohol may have played a role in the altercation. The crime of mayhem in MA is defined as "malicious intent to maim or disfigure" and carries a penalty of up to 20 years in state prison.

by | August 20, 2018 | 04:38

Tyson Fury has vowed to knock out Deontay Wilder when the two meet for the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas . Asked for a message for 30-year-old Fury, Wilder said: "Be ready. " It's on, this fight is official! ". "All of the terms are agreed". "He is the true champion on this side of the pond". I don't box to be second best or to make the numbers up, I box to be the best I can be.

by | August 20, 2018 | 05:30

She showed off an arm-bounce move before she fired the ball straight over the plate. White Sox manager Rick Renteria said she was "pretty good" and "threw a bullet". "She threw a flawless pitch". "I'm like, 'Wait a minute.' He threw it back to her and she fielded it barehanded". We're not sure how she was selected for first pitch duty, but we know for a fact she was well prepared.

by | August 20, 2018 | 03:31

The race was red flagged and drivers were allowed out of their cars. Wickens was attempting to make a pass when his auto went airborne and hit the wall after his right-front wheel made contact with the left-rear tire of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Hinchcliffe was cleared and released from the medical centre. Hinchcliffe declined to be interviewed on NBCSN about the circumstances of the crash that involved Wickens, Hinchcliffe and three other drivers.

by | August 20, 2018 | 02:38

The ITF needs a two third majority from its 210 member nations to implement its plans and the likes of Australia , Germany and Britain with 12 votes each have said they'll be voting no. It will have double the total prize money and matches in the world group will be shortened from best of five to best of three sets. Pique spoke to the assembly and tried to unify as well, saying, "To the ones that voted against we'll try to prove that we can deliver the greatest Davis Cup competition ...

by | August 20, 2018 | 02:25

Every manager makes a mistake in selling a player that shouldn't be sold, it comes back to bite them. Brighton looked a very different prospect to the side that meekly surrendered at Watford on the opening weekend, with Hughton acknowledging the players wanted to make up for their previous performance.

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:56

Hansen confirmed a midfield replacement would probably be called in, with Hurricanes and Auckland utility Vince Aso their first port of call to check on his wrist problems. "It's not nice to see". "But it's actually not a long-term injury at all, just a lot of swelling." "He got a few touches and got a try as well so, yeah, I would imagine he would be there".

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:27

The Cincinnati Bengals won't get to face former quarterback AJ McCarron in Week 3 of the preseason when they visit the Buffalo Bills . The Bills only announced late in the game that McCarron had suffered a right shoulder injury. Allen led Buffalo to points on all three of his drives - two field goals and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater . Although Allen put some pressure on the veteran, McCarron might've been the smart the choice to be under center to start the 2018 National ...

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:58

But the team returned Sale to the DL less than a week later and recalled Brandon Workman from the minor leagues. Sale, 29, last pitched on Sunday when he went only five innings and 68 pitches in a 12-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles . The Red Sox (87-36) hold a 10.5-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East heading into Saturday's action. And though it hasn't been smooth sailing in every outing since the trade, he was a big reason the Rays blanked the Sox 2-0 on ...

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:28

However, Messi's free kick paved the way for Barcelona to open their defence of the title with three points, with substitute Coutinho rifling home from inside the area inside the final 10 minutes. "Sometimes we get too used to seeing it, he does things like he did today and we want him to pull a rabbit of the hat every time ". "It's possible - we know his tendency to be drawn to where the ball is", Valverde said, adding that regardless of where the little Argentine plays on the pitch, the ...

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:34

Hardik Pandya claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket while Ishant Sharma grabbed two as England collapsed to 161 all out at tea. However, India have been outplayed in the first two Tests are a defeat away from losing the ongoing five-Test series.

by | August 20, 2018 | 02:20

As long as the Abu Dhabi ownership keep Pep humoured, the world is their oyster. City should face significantly more pressure this season, however, with Liverpool adding a number of new faces to the squad that reached the 17-18 Champions League final.

by | August 20, 2018 | 02:03

Brighton were 3-1 ahead at half-time and frustrated United until Pogba converted a penalty in stoppage time, and the France worldwide suggested he had not been mentally prepared. That task is about as daunting as it gets as Manchester United is an incredible team. The show, which chronicles City's Premier League title-winning campaign last season, drew Mourinho's anger having portrayed his Manchester United side negatively when narrator Ben Kingsley described last December's ...

by | August 20, 2018 | 02:26

Truex said he hopes to have a better idea on what his future holds in the next few weeks. The Bakersfield, California native remains second in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings with 924 points, trailing leader Kyle Busch by 62 points with three races remaining in the 26-race regular season.

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:50

Bertens' victory - the biggest of her career - ends a nine-match winning streak for Halep, who triumphed at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada, last week. The Rogers Cup victor will now face Aryna Sabalenka , who - after seeing off top 10 players Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia earlier in the week - claimed another big win by overcoming number 13 seed Madison Keys .

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:07

Erasmus has had more time to settle in. The rebuild got off to a strong start as newly appointed captain Siya Kolisi , the Springboks' first black skipper, led the team in a 2-1 series victory over Eddie Jones' ailing England in June , with both wins seeing them display vast character to overturn hefty first-half deficits.

by | August 19, 2018 | 10:19

Chris Woakes took all those wickets en route to figures of three for 75 in 20 overs. Instead it was England's less heralded all-rounder Woakes, centurion and man of the match in the second test win at Lord's, who took centre stage. A day of fluctuating fortunes ended when James Anderson, England´s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, struck with the new ball to have Hardik Pandya (18) caught by Jos Buttler at second slip.

by | August 19, 2018 | 08:01

Kohli kicking himself and gets OUT on 97. Virat says that the surface looks hard and that India were looking to bat first. Only Broad's effort after tea, coupled with Cook's stunning catch , began to drag England back into it. Anjinkya Rahane too is inching toward his 50. India added 107 runs in the second session, without the loss of a wicket , and suddenly it was England who looked anxious in the field.

by | August 19, 2018 | 07:22

On Friday evening, Brett McMurphy, who broke the Zach Smith story a couple weeks back and has been the leading force behind most of the breaking news on this front, shared more alarming details that have emerged concerning Smith and his behavior while coaching at Ohio State.

by | August 19, 2018 | 07:00

That being said, Emery said he understands that players may be slow to adjust to a new philosophy and style of play. Arsenal will make the short trip to Chelsea FC in their next Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

by | August 19, 2018 | 04:34

Speaking in an interview with BetVictor, Owen said: " Fulham's 2-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday means the Cottagers have won just 25 of their 119 Premier League London derbies and I think things are going to get worse before they get better at Wembley on Saturday".

by | August 19, 2018 | 05:27

It was never going to be an easy start to his tenure in north London. Unai Emery is still searching for his first win as Arsenal head coach after an opening-weekend loss to the champions, Manchester City. He said: "The possibility to play Aubameyang and Lacazette is okay because we are trying like that in pre-season and also previous year they played together also".