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Author: 0 Kareem Jackson, Texans stuck playing away from Houston: 'It definitely sucks'

Thursday was originally scheduled as the day of the Cowboys game against the Houston Texans . The team flew to Dallas from New Orleans as what was Hurricane Harvey dumped staggering rainfall on the Houston area. "If there is something played this week, I think we should definitely involve some sort of fundraiser, some sort of way to benefit the people back home, because I think this is a much bigger issue than just a football game".

Sport India's Demonetisation: 99% banned notes returned to Central Bank
Author: 0 India's Demonetisation: 99% banned notes returned to Central Bank

As per Gross Value Added figures released by the Economic Survey , Vol-II recently, it has dropped from 7.9% a year ago to 6.6% during 2016-17. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen might have had an inkling of that. "If after December 30 there are shortcomings in my work or there are mistakes or a bad intention found in my work, I will be prepared for the punishment that the country decides for me".

Sport Better than 50/50: Arsenal agree fee for Lemar
Author: 0 Better than 50/50: Arsenal agree fee for Lemar

Sergio Aguero has also been mentioned in some reports. A mega swap deal, however, is expected to see them sell Sanchez . There have been signs that Arsenal is resigned to losing Sanchez to Manchester City . City officials are hopeful of making two signings before Thursday's deadline and there is also confidence that they will tie up a move for West Brom's Jonny Evans, despite rumoured rival interest from Arsenal themselves.

Sport Oxlade-Chamberlain pictured in Liverpool kit after medical
Author: 0 Oxlade-Chamberlain pictured in Liverpool kit after medical

He is desperate to join Jurgen Klopp's revolution at Liverpool . Chamberlain, who is now away on worldwide duty, will undergo a medical soon. Arsenal offered the midfielder 180,000-a week deal last week, which he turned down. So it remains to be seen how that one will work. Chamberlain will earn 120,000 a week at Liverpool . The England worldwide completed his switch to Anfield on Thursday for a reported fee of £35million, signing a long-term contract with the Reds .

Sport Tigers trade Justin Upton to Angels
Author: 0 Tigers trade Justin Upton to Angels

With a record of 69-65 and 28 games left to play this season, the Angels are only one game out of playoff position. To the question of how the Los Angeles Angels could be so consistently mediocre when they possess the consensus best player in the game in Mike Trout , the best answer is the simplest: they haven't surrounded Trout with enough good players.

Sport Thomas Lemar shows Arsenal what they're missing with absolute worldie for France
Author: 0 Thomas Lemar shows Arsenal what they're missing with absolute worldie for France

Liverpool have been in talks with Monaco over a deal for Lemar this week - reportedly holding a meeting on Wednesday lunchtime - and will need to act fast if the France worldwide is to be playing his football at Anfield this season. ARSENAL'S French stars failed to convince Thomas Lemar to leave Monaco for the Gunners. Both players are of a similar attacking style, and it is hard to see how Arsene Wenger will incorporate both into his newly adopted 3-4-3 formation next season.

Sport Texans' JJ Watt looks to raise $10 million for Harvey victims
Author: 0 Texans' JJ Watt looks to raise $10 million for Harvey victims

After 3 days his fund on youcaring.com has now raised over $10 million. In addition to the donation drive, Watt set up a Youcaring site that as of Wednesday afternoon had raised $6.7 million. Texans' owner Bob McNair donated $1 million to the United Way. We're now over $8.5 Million. Water is now the biggest necessity of the flood victims, so Watt's fund has been loading trucks with water and other cleaning supplies to deliver directly to those in need.

Sport Lakers Statement Regarding NBA's Tampering Investigation
Author: 0 Lakers Statement Regarding NBA's Tampering Investigation

That came after the team had been warned about Magic Johnson's comments regarding the small forward during an April television appearance. The investigation did not reveal evidence of an agreement to sign or acquire George, the statement said.

Sport Ohio State football donating $10000 to Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey recovery
Author: 0 Ohio State football donating $10000 to Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey recovery

Through his first five seasons with the team, Meyer has posted a 61-6 record, including a 38-2 record against Big Ten teams and a National Championship victory in 2014. He has a game to play. Quarterback J.T. Barrett is entering into his fourth year as the starting quarterback. That's what you feel the strongest about.

Sport FOX Sports defends decision to hire Michael Vick as National Football League analyst
Author: 0 FOX Sports defends decision to hire Michael Vick as National Football League analyst

Fox did not say how the units would be priced, or what their impact is, but Fox has already begun testing the units in its airing of the " Teen Choice Awards " last month. TV networks have actually experimented with shorter ads in the past, but they never caught on. And it's hoping to work them in organically during breaks that have the traditional 15 and 30 second commercials.

Sport Oxfordshire photographer remembers her time with Princess Diana
Author: 0 Oxfordshire photographer remembers her time with Princess Diana

Like so many others outside Kensington Palace on Thursday Miss Hoskin could easily recall where she was on the fateful day Princess Diana died. A memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi al-Fayed is pictured in Harrods in London , 31 August 2006, on the ninth anniversary of their death .

Sport Torino's Davide Zappacosta flies into London for Chelsea medical in £21m move
Author: 0 Torino's Davide Zappacosta flies into London for Chelsea medical in £21m move

Tottenham's offer for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente could also see Conte beaten to the Spaniard by their London rivals, but the Premier League champions have now set their sights on Zappacosta. Apart from being a relentless worker, the 25-year-old is the typical Antonio Conte player and Chelsea have got a gem of a player as we edge closer to the transfer deadline.

Sport Arsenal will sell Alexis Sanchez to Man City on one condition
Author: 0 Arsenal will sell Alexis Sanchez to Man City on one condition

Pep Guardiola was Barcelona manager when Sanchez joined the Catalan club and has remained an admirer of the Chilean, who scored 24 goals and earned 10 assists in the Premier League last season. Sánchez is due to play for Chile against Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday having returned from injury in Arsenal's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

Sport Hot Scoop: Amitabh Bachchan NOT approached for Salman Khan's Race 3
Author: 0 Hot Scoop: Amitabh Bachchan NOT approached for Salman Khan's Race 3

Recently, producer Ramesh Taurani announced that Salman Khan will feature in " Race 3 " to be directed by Remo D'Souza. "A Bollywoodlife report claimed that Amitabh has been approached for Race 3". If reports are to be believed, the film is set to go on floors this October. However, no formal announcements have been made yet. The film featured Saif Ali Khan , Akshaye Khanna in lead roles and also saw Anil Kapoor in the supporting cast.

Sport Timing of Murray pullout odd: Nadal
Author: 0 Timing of Murray pullout odd: Nadal

A fourth round defeat on the grass at Wimbledon followed by premature exits in Montreal and Cincinnati put a paltry dent in the Spaniard's ominous aura ahead of this year's US Open . But Nadal, who regained the world number one ranking this month to be the top seed in NY, is focussed on the bigger picture. It meant that Nadal and Federer, seeded No 1 and No 3 respectively, stayed in their positions in the draw, which puts them on course for a potential meeting in the semi-finals.

Sport Rafael Nadal is yin to Roger Federer's yang at US Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal is yin to Roger Federer's yang at US Open

World number three Roger Federer survived a first-round scare from Frances Tiafoe before grinding out a 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 victory over the American teenager in front of a raucous crowd at the US Open on Tuesday. I think a fair amount of people saw it coming. You don't retire Saturday morning. Do you normally pull out on Saturday morning with the draw made on Friday? You retire Monday morning or Sunday afternoon.

Sport US Open: When Roger Federer was asked why he's called the GOAT
Author: 0 US Open: When Roger Federer was asked why he's called the GOAT

The 36-year-old looked to have turned things decisively in his favour when he raced through the third set only for Tiafoe to force a decider, but in the end it was Federer who came out on top 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4. "My hope and my belief is that it's only going to get better from here", Federer said . "Truly, it was the loudest court I've ever played on in my life".

Sport US Open 2017: Federer Beats Tiafoe In 5 Set Thriller, Nadal Advances
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Federer Beats Tiafoe In 5 Set Thriller, Nadal Advances

After the match, Federer spoke about a back issue that has been hindering him, though he said he was feeling good ahead of Round 2. Federer meanwhile was made to work to reach the second round by American world number 70 Frances Tiafoe , who took the 19-times Grand Slam victor the distance at Flushing Meadows.

Sport Premier League with Steve Dede: 5 things we learnt from Matchday 3
Author: 0 Premier League with Steve Dede: 5 things we learnt from Matchday 3

The 23-year-old helped Germany lift the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation last month, and scored a brace against Hoffenheim to secure a spot in the Champions League . Liverpool want to at last build on the opportunity offered by Champions League qualification, and it's hard not to feel there will be a slight sense of deflation if they only bring in Oxlade-Chamberlain, sharpening the debate over their ownership.

Sport Tottenham and West Ham in battle for Barcelona star Andre Gomes
Author: 0 Tottenham and West Ham in battle for Barcelona star Andre Gomes

The Portugal global flopped at the Nou Camp last season after arriving in the summer of 2016. Italian champions Juventus have shown an interest in signing Gomes , but West Ham are hoping to lure the midfielder to the Premier League. West Ham in talks with Barca over Andre Gomes . The move to the East London club would provide Gomes the chance to secure more regular game time as compared to Tottenham, where Dembele, Wanyama and Dier are pivotal figures.

Sport Australian golfer Adam Scott to fight for PGA season in Boston
Author: 0 Australian golfer Adam Scott to fight for PGA season in Boston

Scott was not expecting to even play in the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston , having skipped last week's Northern Trust for the birth of his second child, a boy, Byron, and spending time in Australia with wife Marie Kojzar. Matsuyama missed the cut at The Northern Trust and fell to fourth in the FedExCup standings behind Johnson, Spieth and Justin Thomas , who also has four wins this season, including the PGA Championship.

Sport Twitter Goes Crazy as West Indies Stun England to Win 2nd Test
Author: 0 Twitter Goes Crazy as West Indies Stun England to Win 2nd Test

There is further reason to be confident given that England's Ashes opponents Australia have just lost to Bangladesh for the first time ever in a Test match. Ben Stokes made a hundred (having been dropped on 9), Root made fifty (having been dropped on 8) but the next-highest scores was Woakes' 23. It was a simple problem and one that's easily fixed.

Sport England v West Indies Test Series 2017
Author: 0 England v West Indies Test Series 2017

They made it hard to get on top of them, create much pressure against them", ESPNcricinfo quoted Root , as saying. Kyle Hope was run out at the non-striker's end after Broad dropped a return catch offered by Brathwaite and inadvertently deflected the ball onto the stumps.

Sport Celtics sending Cavaliers 2020 second-rounder to complete Kyrie Irving trade
Author: 0 Celtics sending Cavaliers 2020 second-rounder to complete Kyrie Irving trade

The Boston Celtics avoided their blockbuster trade with Cleveland being voided by sending the Cavs a future second-round pick as part of the trade package to acquire Kyrie Irving . Thomas has been rehabilitating his injury, and he told ESPN on Tuesday that he expected to play this season and believed he would return to an elite level.

Sport Vettel: Ferrari don't fear any circuits
Author: 0 Vettel: Ferrari don't fear any circuits

Ferrari's strong performance in Belgium prompted Vettel to declare the Italian team does not need to fear any of the remaining circuits on the 2017 calendar. "I can't predict it, but just from what we have experienced up until now and how close we were [at Spa], for sure it's how it's going to be and it's going right down to the wire", Hamilton said.

Sport Man City in new cash-plus-player offer to Arsenal for Sanchez
Author: 0 Man City in new cash-plus-player offer to Arsenal for Sanchez

With a day left in the window, Sanchez's future remains in limbo as Manchester City are still chasing him, but Arsenal are keen to hold on to him despite the Chilean being in the previous year of his contract. Inter Milan target Shkodran Mustafi, along with Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy, could also be sold or loaned out. The 29-year-old, who has also garnered interest from Premier League rivals Everton and Newcastle, is now hoping a last-minute loan deal can be put in place to ...

Sport Harvey destruction serves as reminder for flood insurance
Author: 0 Harvey destruction serves as reminder for flood insurance

The NFIP is already deeply in debt and likely will have to be bailed out again by US taxpayers, as it was after Katrina, to cover the bill for flood damage claims from Harvey. So the existence of the NFIP encourages construction in these areas even though they are not really suited for permanent structures because of the flood risk.

Sport Man Utd resilient, Mourinho's subs superb, this team has everything — Twitter Reacts
Author: 0 Man Utd resilient, Mourinho's subs superb, this team has everything — Twitter Reacts

And like last week at Swansea , Mourinho's subs made the difference, scoring two vital goals to ensure that the Red Devils will go into the worldwide break at the top of the Premier League table. "I was the first to tell my board not to feel any kind of pressure from me in that respect". Heading into the global break, United has collected a maximum nine points without conceding.

Sport US Open: Federer ousts teen Tiafoe in five-set thriller
Author: 0 US Open: Federer ousts teen Tiafoe in five-set thriller

They have combined to win all three Grand Slam titles in 2017 - with Nadal winning his 15th major and 10th French Open title in June - and are the two favorites here in Flushing Meadows. "I think when the crowd really got into it, it was really cool". "That's why when I was down a set, I just said, 'OK, the match starts here". With rain cancelling most outer court matches, Federer and Rafael Nadal were the only men to advance on Day 2 in NY, as their stature gave them the advantage of ...

Sport Jose wants Man Utd to Sign Riyad Mahrez
Author: 0 Jose wants Man Utd to Sign Riyad Mahrez

But Mourinho was never satisfied. The Portuguese is still keen to add a top player for that position, although it is highly unlikely that Mahrez will arrive. Perisic has seemingly U-turned on his intention to join United and looks set to sign a new contract with Inter, while Bale has started both of Real's opening two La Liga games in a strong indication he will be involved in Zinedine Zidane's plans.

Sport Climate Change Could Make Storms Like Harvey More Common
Author: 0 Climate Change Could Make Storms Like Harvey More Common

The 28-year-old, who has 3.91M Twitter followers, posted an emotional video to his account thanking everyone. "The Katrina situation is one that ever since then, we know how to deal with rain, we know how to deal with floods", Edwards told CNN on Tuesday.

Sport Donald Trump visits hurricane-hit Texas
Author: 0 Donald Trump visits hurricane-hit Texas

They expect Harvey will gradually weaken to a tropical depression by Wednesday night. North Jersey could face the remnants of Hurricane Harvey during Labor Day weekend but at only a fraction of the scale experienced at the height of the storm.

Sport Chelsea agree fee of £35mwith Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Author: 0 Chelsea agree fee of £35mwith Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool , who retain an interest in Monaco's Thomas Lemar , could yet make one final offer for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk as they look to end the transfer window with a flourish. The German center back was signed for £35 million last summer, but found himself watching from the bench as Liverpool eased passed the Arsenal defense on Sunday to a 4-0 victory.

Sport Ezenwa To Start Ahead Akpeyi
Author: 0 Ezenwa To Start Ahead Akpeyi

We want to show him that we are with him and to tell him to be strong. Mikel, who plays in the Chinese League for Tianjin Teda, insists that even though he's been to the World Cup before, he would still be interested in going again and again.

Sport Rain looms as Federer, Nadal start US Open campaign
Author: 0 Rain looms as Federer, Nadal start US Open campaign

Ultimately, the five-time US Open champion came through 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 and will now take on the Russian in the next stage. "While my dad worked, I picked up the game during nights and weekends at the facility when the other kids weren't around".

Sport Roger Federer speaks out on injury fears after gruelling US Open battle
Author: 0 Roger Federer speaks out on injury fears after gruelling US Open battle

Adorably accommodating, Federer promised that if the boy made it on tour, he would at least make a come-back to take him on in a match. "We had a good fight", Federer said in an on-court interview. A ruthless Nadal delivered the young Serb another tennis lesson, breaking his opponent at the first opportunity in both the second and third sets to improve his record in first round U.S.

Sport US Open 2017: Nick Kyrgios knocked out by John Millman
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Nick Kyrgios knocked out by John Millman

The 22-year-old received a warning for allegedly cursing and broke his racket as he produced a string of unforced errors at Louis Armstrong Stadium in front of his coach, Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean. I will have good weeks. Wishing Millman good luck in an encouraging post-match handshake, Kyrgios cleaned up the clutter littered around his seat-empty Evian bottles and banana peels-and tossed them in the trash retrieving his mangled stick from the trash.

Sport Sharapova battles on while Kyrgios crashes out at US Open
Author: 0 Sharapova battles on while Kyrgios crashes out at US Open

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina , the fourth seed, saw off Katerina Siniakova 6-0 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in their first-round clash, while eighth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova survived three match points in a 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) victory over Marketa Vondrousova.

Sport Sharapova downs Halep in return to US Open
Author: 0 Sharapova downs Halep in return to US Open

On match point No. 3, and with Tiafoe serving, the teenager from Maryland netted a return and Federer raised his arms in tired triumph as the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd roared. Tiafoe joins Rafael Nadal , Kei Nishikori , and Stan Wawrinka as the only men to take Federer to five sets at a Grand Slam in 2017. I think we both enjoyed ourselves out here tonight.

Sport Roger Federer struggles through first round at US Open
Author: 0 Roger Federer struggles through first round at US Open

Tiafoe jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the five-time US Open champion and stayed ahead to take the first set. Czech 25-year-old Pliskova, the runner-up to Angelique Kerber in 2016, eased past Poland's Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1 on the back of eight aces and 29 winners.

Sport US Open 2017: Roger Federer survives Frances Tiafoe scare to advance
Author: 0 US Open 2017: Roger Federer survives Frances Tiafoe scare to advance

Federer , the 19-time major victor who is chasing a record sixth US Open title, said he was grateful that he had already got a look at Tiafoe in Miami. "I'm very happy that I'm feeling as good as I'm feeling right now", Federer said. "He is a great player and has a bright future ahead of him", Federer said on 19-year-old American teen sensation Frances Tiafoe .

Sport Vontaze Burfict's Five-Game Suspension to be Reduced to Three Games
Author: 0 Vontaze Burfict's Five-Game Suspension to be Reduced to Three Games

The announcement said the suspension came "for repeated violations of safety-related playing rules". Thrash today reduced the suspension to three games. But the hits that Runyan cites as previous examples of Burfict's behavior were both similar to the hit on Sherman. Burfict will be eligible to return to the Bengals' active roster on Monday, September 25 following the team's September 24 game against the Green Bay Packers .

Sport Rollie Massimino dies; led
Author: 0 Rollie Massimino dies; led "Nova to upset title win at Rupp Arena"

He coached Villanova for 19 seasons and compiled a 355-241 record before leaving for UNLV in 1992. Massimino spent the past 12 years, of his 45-year coaching career, with Keiser, a member of The Sun Conference that has affiliation with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Sport Swansea close to agreeing Renato Sanches loan from Bayern Munich
Author: 0 Swansea close to agreeing Renato Sanches loan from Bayern Munich

According to Gianluca Di Marzio , Swansea have agreed a season-long loan deal for Sanches and the midfielder is en route to Wales to complete his transfer. However the 2016 Golden Boy victor is still highly valued by Bayern, a reason why he is only allowed to leave on loan as opposed to a permanent move.

Sport Kylian Mbappe close to calling PSG his new home
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe close to calling PSG his new home

Despite the fact they have nearly unlimited resources, due to Middle Eastern backing, they'll have to do some serious balancing of the books. "When we pass the ball, we know that he will give it back soon after". No, it's not Hatem Ben Arfa dislodging Neymar and consigning him to a season on the bench. FFP was introduced by Uefa seven years ago to stop clubs involved in European competition from spending more than they earn.

Sport Browns trade Cameron Erving to Chiefs
Author: 0 Browns trade Cameron Erving to Chiefs

In exchange for Erving, the Browns received an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. The other was No. 12 overall pick Danny Shelton , who's starting at defensive tackle but is now week-to-week with a knee injury. Erving's four-year rookie contract included a $5 million signing bonus and is worth a total of $10 million, expiring after next season. The Chiefs are short on experienced backups.

Sport Oh no, LaVar Ball and family got their own reality TV show
Author: 0 Oh no, LaVar Ball and family got their own reality TV show

Additional episodes will start appearing on Facebook every Sunday, starting September 10. "You have no idea". The Balls have all the makings of a reality show, and they're actually set to have one air on Facebook. "We have a big community of fans on Facebook, so we're excited our series is going to be on Watch". Viewers can add the show to their watchlist by following the " Ball in the Family " show page.

Sport Floating fire ants form rafts in Houston floodwaters
Author: 0 Floating fire ants form rafts in Houston floodwaters

In a July study , researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found fire ants link their bodies with one another to ensure colonies stick together - an action made possible thanks to the sticky pads underneath their feet. Davis warned that it's best to avoid the floating clusters of fire ants, as they are likely to latch onto humans or other obstacles that cross their path and deliver a powerful bite.

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