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Sports Ezekiel Elliott's accuser speaks out one year after alleged abuse
Author: 0 Ezekiel Elliott's accuser speaks out one year after alleged abuse

In a statement made to TMZ, the woman who accused Ezekiel Elliott of domestic violence a year ago called her relationship with Elliott "very toxic". There's plenty of opportunities out there for you. Elliott has long maintained his innocence all along. In July 2016, Elliott was questioned by authorities and he was cleared of any legal wrongdoing after the Columbus city prosecutor's office determined there wasn't enough substance to pursue charges after a lengthy investigation.

Sports Let sale begin: Braves appear close to trading Jaime Garcia to Twins
Author: 0 Let sale begin: Braves appear close to trading Jaime Garcia to Twins

The Braves would pick up less than half of Garcia's remaining obligation, the person with direct knowledge said, but that figure was still being discussed along with which player or players the Twins would surrender. He posted a 2.43 ERA in 20 starts as recently as 2015 before slumping to a 4.67 ERA with a 10-13 mark last season with the Cardinals, who traded him to the Braves for two minor leaguers last offseason.

Sports Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka lead after Day 1
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka lead after Day 1

Spieth awarded himself nine out of ten for all aspects of his game after a largely stress-free 65 in which the biggest challenge was chewing on the same piece of gum for five hours. He hacked out and made bogey. England's Ian Poulter, runner-up in the 2008 Open on this course, managed four birdies and one bogey in a solid round of 67.

Sports Mourinho Reveals How Long He Wants To Be At Man Utd
Author: 0 Mourinho Reveals How Long He Wants To Be At Man Utd

Mourinho, who has seen his side win their three pre-season friendlies so far, hopes to be at the club for much longer than he has previously remained with one team, as he eyes 15 years in charge at Old Trafford . Lukaku is a powerful striker that has earned admirers for his finishing, pace, raw strength, and remarkable will to keep developing and be one of the best strikers in the game.

Sports ISL Draft: Complete list of Indian players picked
Author: 0 ISL Draft: Complete list of Indian players picked

The fourth season of ISL - which will kick off on November 17, will feature 25 of the 29 Indian national players, including stars such as Sunil Chhettri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Lyngdoh, Jackichand Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal, Subrata Paul and Jayesh Rane, who will don the colours of their respective teams over an extended five-month league.

Author: 0 South African Grace breaks major record with 62

He found the green with an audacious drive on the par-four fifth but left his eagle putt agonizingly short. Worth noting: Royal Birkdale is a par-70 course, meaning that a player "only" needs to shoot eight under, rather than 10-under on a customary par-72 course.

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Author: 0 Mourinho "Guarantees" De Gea Won't Leave United For Real

There were rumours once again this summer that De Gea might finally make the move to the Bernabeu, given the travails of Keylor Navas, but Jose Mourinho has guaranteed United fans that De Gea would not be leaving. Argentina global Sergio Romero is considered the Premier League's best back-up keeper and played all of United's Europa League campaign including the final in Copenhagen.

Sports Manchester City sign left back Benjamin Mendy
Author: 0 Manchester City sign left back Benjamin Mendy

The 23-year-old France global is set to surpass the £50m-plus deal made for Tottenham's Kyle Walker and become the Premier League's most expensive defender to date. The Citizens after allowing several of their full backs to leave this summer have brought in Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur and have had a bid of £44.5 million rejected by Monaco.

Sports Willett and Poulter the early Birkdale pacesetters
Author: 0 Willett and Poulter the early Birkdale pacesetters

I'm very focused on what I'm doing right now. There was one youngster, no more than five or six, and he followed me the whole way around. The Northern Irishman, an Open victor at Royal Liverpool three years ago, has had his fair share of good and bad draws at The Open when it comes to the conditions and insists he has come to terms with the vagaries of the British weather in the year's third major.

Sports Froome on brink of 4th Tour de France crown
Author: 0 Froome on brink of 4th Tour de France crown

But any such romantic notions of Frenchman Bardet overturning his 23sec deficit to Froome had disappeared long before the end of Saturday's 22.5km race against the clock, which began and ended in Marseille's iconic Velodrome football stadium.

Sports Cavs closing in on signing Derrick Rose
Author: 0 Cavs closing in on signing Derrick Rose

The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose , said the person who spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. He would be an immediate upgrade over Jose Calderon and would be the backup point guard behind Kyrie Irving . Two options stand above all others as safe bets for the point guard: the Bulls and the Knicks.

Sports Conor McGregor completes community service for Nate Diaz scuffle
Author: 0 Conor McGregor completes community service for Nate Diaz scuffle

To say that a mixed martial artist coming over to boxing wouldn't be awkward, it would probably be kind of an understatement. There's going to be other things he needs to make you worry about, and that's what's being worked on in camp. McGregor, 29, is preparing for a once in a lifetime match-up against the best boxer of a generation and wants to gain experience with fighters who have competed at the top level.

Author: 0 Cricketers wish Mithali Raj and team before final

The home nation made it through to the final with a thrilling close-fought victory over South Africa on Tuesday. But it also remains to be seen if English players Tammy Beaumont (387 runs), Heather Knight 363 (runs) and Sarah Taylor (351 runs) could chase down Mithali in the final.

Author: 0 West Ham to Sign Striker Javier Hernandez for £16m

The Mexican worldwide will join the London club once he completes his medical and finalizes personal terms with the Hammers . He scored his 47th global goal for Mexico earlier this year to become his country's all-time top scorer. He was then sold to Leverkusen in 2015 for £7.3 million. The reported fee for for Arnautovic is $32.5 million. "It feels special to me to be a West Ham player", Arnautovic said.

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Author: 0 "Ecstatic" McIlroy roars into Open contention

I've been on good ends of the draw, bad ends of the draw. Jordan Spieth will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the British Open . That's somewhat unusual for the British Open , where since 2010 every champion played in a tournament the week before.

Sports Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities
Author: 0 Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

Most dramatically, many critics say, it has already neutralized the power of the Constitutional Tribunal to block any new legislation that might violate the constitution. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says the legislation is an internal matter and the government will not bow to any foreign pressure. Duda has 21 days to sign the bill into law.

Author: 0 Chelsea land Morata, but will Real Madrid get Eden Hazard?

The Independent claim that Chelsea have set their asking price at £44m, a fairly hefty fee for a player they actively want to get rid of you would have to say. Jose Mourinho has shared his thoughts on Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata from Manchester United in the summer transfer window. 'It's incredible this situation but there is this situation and we must live with it.

Sports Diamondbacks Bring In Power In JD Martinez
Author: 0 Diamondbacks Bring In Power In JD Martinez

The 29-year-old Martinez, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, was long rumoured to be headed out of Detroit as the Tigers look to trim salary from the roster and rebuild. Ray improved to 9-4 and dropped his ERA back under three runs per innings to 2.97. Travis Wood took the loss, falling to 1-3 this season after giving up six runs on nine hits over just 4.1 innings of work.

Sports British Open: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka claim clubhouse lead at Birkdale
Author: 0 British Open: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka claim clubhouse lead at Birkdale

But after hitting just five of 14 fairways, Spieth knew there was room for improvement as he looks to add the Open title to his Masters and US Open victories in 2015. But his best shot was with his feet in the sand. A scroll through Royal Birkdale's Open roll of honor throws up some interesting narratives. "Tomorrow is going to be brutal", Poulter said.

Author: 0 India bat against Australia in women's semi-final

India's batting needs to fire collectively if they have to beat Australia , and runs for Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy against New Zealand allows Raj a bit of breathing space. The right-handed batswomen remained unbeaten for 171 and in the process, she became the fifth highest scorer in Women's World Cup. Earlier in the tournament, Australia had defeated India by 8 wickets, chasing a target of 227 with just two wickets lost.

Sports Understanding Mayawati's decision to quit the Rajya Sabha in haste
Author: 0 Understanding Mayawati's decision to quit the Rajya Sabha in haste

After deputy chairman P J Kurien allowed Mayawati to speak for three minutes, she raised the issue of Dalit atrocities in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The manner in which she resigned on Tuesday clearly indicates that no deal outside of UP was struck to get her back to the Rajya Sabha. On the other hand, Lalu Prasad said: "They tried to suppress her voice.

Author: 0 White Sox Send Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle to Yankees; Call up Moncada

He signed a four-year deal to play in Chicago, and with the White Sox, Robertson notched 88 saves in two and a half seasons. "Blake Rutherford is a player who has been high on our evaluation list since he was taken as a first-round choice by the Yankees as an amateur", Hahn said.

Sports Twitter reacts to the arrest of Jaguars DE Dante Fowler
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to the arrest of Jaguars DE Dante Fowler

This isn't the first time Fowler has found himself in the media under scrutiny. In February 2016, Fowler was caught on apartment complex video obtained by TMZ observing two women fighting near an elevator. Last year, the defensive end played just under half of the Jaguars' defensive snaps, playing in all 16 games but only making one start. Fowler is scheduled to report to training camp next week.

Author: 0 Tour de France Stage 16: Trouble for Team Quick-Step

Degenkolb gesticulated at Matthews as the pair crossed the line, appearing to indicate that he felt the Australian had pushed him dangerously close to the barriers. Team Sunweb set Matthews up perfectly for a victory which leaves him only 29 points adrift of Marcel Kittel in the battle for the green jersey. Froome, the defending champion, has an 18-second overall lead over Aru, with Romain Bardet 23 seconds back in third place.

Sports Nelson Mandela and his most inspirational quotes
Author: 0 Nelson Mandela and his most inspirational quotes

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, global peacemaker, politician, philanthropist and former President of South Africa . As the African proverb goes: It takes a village to raise a child. South Africa legalized marriage for same-sex couples in 2006, the first African nation to do so.

Sports Heather Knight relishes England's progress to Lord's final
Author: 0 Heather Knight relishes England's progress to Lord's final

It's going to be a first experience of a semi-final for a lot of girls. Shrubsole struck in the 6th over when the Proteas were on 21 runs . Van Niekerk hit the only six of the South African innings, charging down the track to Marsh and going over long off, but a run out the very next ended her stay at 27 and the fifth-wicket stand at 42.

Sports Nike does away with
Author: 0 Nike does away with "home" and "away" for new National Basketball Association uniforms

On Tuesday, Nike previewed what its National Basketball Association uniforms will look like and also revealed that the old home/road color scheme won't necessarily be in place anymore. Aside from being constructed out of Alpha Yarns and recycled polyester (with each uniform representing 20 recycled PET bottles), the new Nike uniforms have been created to remove moisture 30% faster than today's tops, hence, faster drying time.

Sports Redskins, Kirk Cousins unable to reach contract extension
Author: 0 Redskins, Kirk Cousins unable to reach contract extension

Either he'll play so well that Washington has to tag him to keep him around, or he plays so well that another team offers him a monster contract to lure him away from Washington . The Kirk Cousins contract saga with the Washington Redskins continues, and it seems that there won't be a long-term answer coming anytime soon.

Sports Steelers, Le'Veon Bell fail to reach deal by deadline
Author: 0 Steelers, Le'Veon Bell fail to reach deal by deadline

Bell's one-year $12.1 million tag figure for 2017 puts him atop the running back market. Once Bell ultimately signs the tender, he will earn $12.1 million this upcoming season. Bell stayed away from offseason workouts while recovering from groin surgery. But in the absolute worst case of 2018 financial scenarios where the Steelers still want Bell on their team, they can just franchise tag him again for $14.52 million without even letting him hit the free agent market.

Sports Gareth Bale Has 'No Clue' Over Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future
Author: 0 Gareth Bale Has 'No Clue' Over Ronaldo's Real Madrid Future

But Salgado, who briefly crossed paths with Ronaldo at Madrid in 2009 before joining Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League, says he doesn't see him wearing the colours of any other European club. "(Gareth) has had a very hard year, with a lot of injuries, but he started the season very well and he was our best player", said the Croatian midfielder.

Sports Nats get Madson, Doolittle from A's for Treinen, prospects
Author: 0 Nats get Madson, Doolittle from A's for Treinen, prospects

After showing he could be an effective late-inning reliever again, Madson signed a three-year deal with the A's and racked up 30 saves for them last season. The only time he ever served as the full-time closer , in 2014, he saved 22 of 26 chances and compiled a 2.73 ERA while making the All-Star Game. He also has loads of playoff experience.

Sports Wimbledon: Andy Murray seeks solution to hip injury
Author: 0 Wimbledon: Andy Murray seeks solution to hip injury

He has only won one title, in Dubai in February, but Novak Djokovic's retirement against Tomas Berdych means Murray will hang on to the world number one ranking for now. At 35, he is the second-oldest man to reach a Wimbledon final and should he triumph, he will be the oldest victor of all-time. Federer was on a different level to Raonic as he booked his place in the semi-finals for the 12th time in what was his 100th singles game at the tournament.

Author: 0 Froome keeps jersey despite Mollema win

Trek-Segafredo's Bauke Mollema recorded his first stage win in the Tour on Sunday, per ITV Cycling . Froome suffered a mechanical problem when Romain Bardet's AG2R-La Mondiale were going full out and had split the bunch before the key climb of the day.