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Source: BBC

Women's Rugby World Cup: England's Thompson fit to play in semi-final v France

Today 09:01 GMT

England team to face France: Danielle Waterman (Bristol); Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries), Emily Scarratt (Lichfield), Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies), Kay Wilson (Richmond); Katy Mclean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Natasha Hunt (Lichfield); Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Ladies), Amy Cokayne (Lichfield), Sarah Bern (Bristol), Abbie Scott (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Alex Matthews (Richmond), Marlie Packer (Bristol), Sarah Hunter (Bristol, captain). Replacements: Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens), Rochelle Clark (Worcester Valkyries), Justine Lucas (Lichfield), Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield), Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol), La Toya Mason (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Amber Reed (Bristol), Megan Jones (Bristol)

Source: The Guradian

Over a dozen Cleveland Browns kneel in NFL's largest anthem protest yet

Today 09:01 GMT

The protest was the largest so far in a movement started last season by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is currently out of the NFL.

There are many effective ways athletes can utilize their platform if they so desire, but I would respect any individual decision, as ultimately, it would be the player’s choice after much thoughtful dialogue.”

Source: The Guradian

46,000 fans a game: Atlanta United's strange success far from soccer's heartland

Today 09:01 GMT

Five months later, Atlanta United boast the highest average home attendance in Major League Soccer history (46,318 fans per game, more than any other MLS, NBA, NHL or MLB franchise in the country) and are in contention for the playoffs, while Minneapolis United play to smaller than league-average crowds.

Yet, Atlanta United played their first home game to 55,297 fans in March — the best-attended match of MLS opening weekend by a factor of two and the fourth-largest soccer crowd in the world that week.

Source: New York Times

The Best College Football Team You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Today 09:00 GMT

The final 1943 Associated Press college football poll had a lot of familiar names: Notre Dame, Michigan, Washington and Texas were all ranked in the Top 20.

The world of college football was transformed for a few years during World War II, when military training camps fielded their own teams, which competed with college football’s best. The service teams had the advantage of older players, some of them former professionals, who were preparing for military service.

Source: BBC

Manchester City 1-1 Everton

Today 09:00 GMT

Raheem Sterling's volley salvaged a point for 10-man Manchester City as Everton were denied victory on the night Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal.

The former Manchester United forward cupped his ears in front of the home fans as he celebrated his second goal in two league matches since rejoining Everton. Perhaps it was no surprise Rooney netted the landmark goal at Etihad Stadium, having also scored his 50th and 150th Premier League goals against United's neighbours City.

Source: Common Domain

Compact, cozy StubHub Center could be just the ticket for a unique fan experience and a Chargers rebirth

Today 09:01 GMT

It was nearly the end of the first quarter at StubHub Center when, standing on a concourse overlooking the field, I ran into a fan who had not yet been to his seat.

It’s that shocking, and that close, and with it, the Chargers have finally landed a real shot in their self-proclaimed “Fight for L.A.”. After my first visit to their three-year temporary home Sunday, I can safely claim that, for an NFL viewing experience, StubHub Center kicks the concrete out of the Coliseum.

Source: Common Domain

USC ranks fourth in the preseason Associated Press top 25 poll

Today 09:00 GMT

USC did not practice on Monday and did not comment on the poll, but coach Clay Helton has indicated he would not be very interested in whatever it said.

In the history of the poll, which was first released in 1936, USC is the sixth-most frequently ranked team in the nation.

Source: Common Domain

Stars sit as Chargers fall to Saints 13-7 in exhibition at StubHub Center

Today 09:01 GMT

With the star quarterbacks trading their cleats for sneakers and their helmets for ball caps, definitive conclusions — and points — were in short supply, with the Chargers losing 13-7 to New Orleans.

If you were one of the 21,000 or so at StubHub Center on Sunday for the Chargers and Saints preseason game, you still got to see Brees and Rivers go at it — it was just during a taped segment on the jumbotrons.

Source: Common Domain

Dodgers mailbag: Which team would be their toughest National League Division Series opponent?

Today 09:00 GMT

The toughest opponent for the Dodgers in the National League Division Series, given the actual candidates, would be Arizona.

The team figures he will start Game 3 in the National League Division Series, and it would be surprising to see them change stream from that. Wood has been on a starter’s schedule for months, he wants to start and starting pitching still has value in the postseason.

Source: Global News

Contact sports can alter the brains of even young, healthy athletes: study

Today 09:01 GMT

When people talk of athletes’ brains, they largely focus on the long-term effects of high-contact sports like hockey and football.

Nevertheless, “these findings provide important information about how MRI markers of brain health and concussion vary across athlete cohorts, improving our ability to model accurately the long-term effects of brain injury and repetitive impacts in sport,” the study said.

Source: BBC

Eniola Aluko: Kick It Out wants new FA inquiry into England striker's claims

Today 09:01 GMT

The Football Association should conduct "a comprehensive and independent review" into Eniola Aluko's claims against England boss Mark Sampson, says anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out.

"The situation regarding this is now one of utter confusion with claims and counter-claims," Kick it Out said, pointing out Aluko's comments were contrary to what the FA was saying. "Kick It Out urges the FA to undertake a comprehensive and independent review of the processes involved in the original complaint made by Aluko up to the final point of the independent investigation by Katharine Newton QC.. "This is so they can take on board any lessons learned, to remedy any deficiencies identified and to ensure it has an operational culture that treats any individual, whatever their background, equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.

Source: Common Domain

10 most expensive college football games to attend this year

Today 08:05 GMT

The college football season hasn’t even kicked off yet and ticket prices for the best games are already beating those of the National Football League.

We dove into TicketIQ’s data and found 10 games on this year’s college football schedule that are in greater demand than any others.

Source: Common Domain

NBA looking into Pacers' allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George

Today 02:27 GMT

The Lakers are being investigated by the NBA over allegations of tampering with All-Star forward Paul George that were brought forward by the Indiana Pacers, the NBA announced Sunday.

George, who is from Palmdale, had long expressed interest in playing for the Lakers, and in June reports emerged that his representatives had informed the Pacers that he planned on opting out of his contract in 2018 to become a free agent, with the intent of signing with the Lakers.

Source: CBS News

Capturing the swarm

Monday 23:40 GMT

Footage of a one-time event: the largest autonomous drone swarm ever — more than 100 Perdix drones, launched from three F-18 jet fighters, performing a complicated swarm maneuver for the first time.

The U.S. military has used the remotely piloted vehicles for more than 15 years, but now the devices are capable of flying missions autonomously — and in a swarm. This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent David Martin and producer Mary Walsh reported on the development of an autonomous drone called the Perdix, bringing viewers a rare glimpse of the future of combat.

Source: The Guradian

Barcelona unites for opening game of the football season

Monday 21:52 GMT

First came the stillness of mourning, then a defiant roar of “We are not afraid” as tens of thousands of Barcelona football fans started the new La Liga season by paying their respects to the victims of Thursday’s terrorist attacks. With emotions still raw in the Catalan capital following the car attacks that killed 13 people on Las Ramblas boulevard and another person in the town of Cambrils, the phrase “only a game” had rarely felt more appropriate ahead of the kick-off against Real Betis, which Barcelona won 2-0.

Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A 19th Century Swiss Chateau Uniquely Located On Lake Geneva

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Target revises reporting, after SEC calls out non-GAAP gross margin

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Contact sports can alter the brains of even young, healthy athletes: study

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds

Today 09:01 GMT

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