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- AFTER successfully reclassify for the class of 2017, Marvin Bagley will be able to become a Duke Blue Devil sooner than most thought he would
- THERE is a new world #1 in the Men’s Tennis world. You could be forgiven for thinking that it’s Roger Federer, but after he withdrew from the upcoming Cincinnati Open the throne will be handed to Rafael Nadal, who will regain the number one title for the first time since July 2014.
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- DEREK Jeter’s dream of owning an MLB team is on step closer to being a reality. The former Yankees shortstop and his group of investors submitted their $1.2 billion dollar bid to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred for approval.
- NFL preseason action officially got underway over the weekend, with most teams keeping their first team guys on the pine. That paved the way for a pair of rookies to lay claim to a starting job, with Browns and Bears QB’s DeShone Kizer and Mitchell Trubisky ticking the boxes in their debuts.
- NO one wanted to see Usain Bolt end his athletic career face down on the track and unable to finish the race, but that’s exactly how it happened. After settling for bronze in his last 100m race he was desperate to claim gold for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay. A cramp in his left hamstring didn’t allow him to so, causing Bolt to collapse in his lane and drop the baton.
- CRISTIANO Ronaldo may have scored in Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup win over Barcelona, but it wasn’t all good news for the Portuguese star. He has been handed a five game suspension for receiving two yellow cards, which equated to a red card and then pushing the referee while protesting the 2nd yellow.
- WE may have known for a few weeks, but the Sydney Swans sent a message to the rest of the AFL on Saturday. Their 104 point win over a woeful Fremantle side illustrated the fact that they are ready to compete for a premiership despite a 0-6 start to the year.
- IT’S Giancarlo Stanton’s world and we are just living in it. The Miami Marlins star has hit a home run in his last six games (and in 11 of his last 12) pushing his season tally to 44. That is already a franchise record and Stanton still had over 20 games to add to his league leading number.
- ANOTHER Premier League season kicked off on the weekend, with Man U and Huddersfield the early winners. The Red Devils reeled off a 4-0 win over West Ham, while Huddersfield’s Premier League stint got off to the perfect start with a 3-0 W against Crystal Palace.
- THE Los Angeles Rams have a new weapon for second-year quarterback Jared Goff. They have traded a 2018 second round pick and cornerback E.J. Gaines in exchange for the Bills receiver Sammy Watkins. Buffalo wasn’t done trading there, acquiring Watkins’ replacement Jordan Matthews from the Eagles while dealing cornerback Ronald Darby to Philly.
- TIGER Woods’ toxicology report from his suspected DUI in May has been released and it’s not great news for the former golfing pro. Vicodin, Ambien, Xanax, THC and Dilaudid were all in his system at the time of arrest and Woods has pled guilty to all the reckless driving charges.
- THERE were three more stars added to the outgoing retirees in the AFL. This week James Kelly, Bob Murphy and Josh Gibson have all announced that their careers are going to come to an end of the season. Gibson’s retirement effective immediately while Kelly and Murphy will play out the season.
- TODAY we saw the 2017-18 NBA schedule announced with plenty of headline grabbing matchups now locked into a date. Paul George revisits Indiana on December 13th, the Utah Jazz will host Gordon Hayward on March 28th and Bulls fans will lock in February 9th as Jimmy Butler’s return date.
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- THE world No. 14 Justin Thomas has claimed his first PGA major trophy with a win at the PGA Championship over the weekend. The 24-year-old won the famous event by 2 strokes breaking his drought.
- IT’S not often you say that suffering a bone bruise is a lucky injury, but then again there aren’t many injuries we have seen similar to Bryce Harper’s. The star Washington Nationals outfielder awkwardly twisted his knee when he slipped off of 1st base while trying to record a hit. The awkward landing for Harper isn’t for the weak stomached, but he avoided suffering serious injury and his absence shouldn’t have huge implications of the Nationals playoff ambitions
- EZEKIEL Elliot will miss the first half a dozen games of the NFL season through suspension. The NFLPA has announced that they are appealing the suspension, but if upheld ‘Zeke’ will miss the Cowboys first six games as he continues to battle domestic abuse charges against his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson.