UFC legend Anderson Silva will be Daniel Cormier's replacement opponent

Cormier gets his fight, and the card is, once again, complete. The 41-year-old Silva (33-7) was the middleweight champion for almost seven years. According to ESPN , Silva will need medical clearance from the Nevada Steve Athletic Commission. [Full Article...]

Anderson Silva replaces Jon Jones against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

He was booted off the card and former middleweight champion Anderson Silva swooped in to save the day and booked an extremely late notice three-round non-title fight against DC. The UFC also issued a statement regarding the matter. "I am honored to share the Octagon with the one of the greatest fighters of all time ", Cormier said. [Full Article...]

Bet's a bet: Henrik Stenson's win means caddie has to quit smoking

The pair were well clear of the rest of the field with third-placed JB Holmes finishing some 11 strokes back on six under. The Swede golfer is the first player to ever score 63 in the final round of the Open and he's 20-under ties with Australian Jason Day's record for score relative to par at a major. [Full Article...]

US Republican Convention opens in Cleveland

US Republican Convention opens in Cleveland The start of the Republican National Convention is just hours away, and security is ramping up. Trump has sought to position himself as the law-and-order candidate, in an echo of Republican Richard Nixon's successful presidential campaign of 1968. [Full Article...]

Stenson sees off Mickelson to win British Open

He tied Jason Day's record for lowest under par set previous year at the PGA Championship. "It was a great match with Phil". "It is very exciting to have both the Masters champion and now The Open champion confirmed to be coming to Jumeirah Golf Estates for the DP World Tour Championship later this year", said Nick Tarratt, Director European Tour International Dubai Office. [Full Article...]

I'm not as big as Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Henrik Stenson

I'm not as big as Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Henrik Stenson Mickelson said it was the best golf he ever played without winning. "Usually that's enough to do it, and I got beat". Here's a look at the five oldest players to win the PGA Championship, highlighted by Julius Boros, who became the oldest major champion of all time at age 48 when he won the 1968 PGA Championship. [Full Article...]

No newspapers for 6th day, owners demand assurance from J-K Government

No newspapers for 6th day, owners demand assurance from J-K Government The 20-day "monsoon session" of the parliament began Monday in New Delhi . The Congress party leader alleged that bullets and pellet guns had been used on children, old men and women in India-controlled Kashmir. We are with the government in ending militancy, but we can't support this treatment of civilians. Jaitley asked how does one deal with civilians when they turn violent, when people th... [Full Article...]

Kashmir unrest: 13 days on, curfew continues; newspapers to hit stands today

Kashmir unrest: 13 days on, curfew continues; newspapers to hit stands today Kashmir Valley is on the boil since July 8 following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter in Kokernag district of south Kashmir. Editors had denounced the ban as "gagging and enforcing emergency on media". "No major clash occurred anywhere in the Valley on Tuesday and the situation remained generally calm", a senior police officer told IANS in summer capital Srin... [Full Article...]

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome extends overall lead in somber stage

Finally the Sky team auto made it to Froome and handed him a real bike, but the damage was done and the yellow jersey was far behind the stage leaders. After discussing it with authorities, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme announced on Friday morning that the show would go on with heightened security. [Full Article...]

Rumour Mongering: Origi to Atletico Madrid

Rumour Mongering: Origi to Atletico Madrid The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent weeks with Atletico Madrid pursuing him. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is said to have impressed his new coach during training, is only named on the bench. "He's working very hard and he seems very happy to work with his team-mates and a new idea of football". However, Standard Sport revealed in March that Chelse... [Full Article...]

Russian Sport Minister is just fine with International Olympic Committee probe

The International Olympic Committee is expected to announce by Sunday whether it will ban Russian teams from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro over a doping scandal, according to Russian officials. Should the International Olympic Committee then impose a total ban across all sports, Russian athletes - though probably not the track and field team - could conceivably appeal again to CAS. [Full Article...]

Florida Officials Probe Zika Case That May Not Be Travel-Related

Early in the year it became known that Zika was transmitted sexually. Mara Gambineri, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Health , said Wednesday that it has not been confirmed the infection came from a local mosquito. All travelers should take steps to prevent mosquito bites during their trip and for three weeks after they return. Infectious disease specialist Dr. [Full Article...]

6000 law enforcement officers providing security in Cleveland

Although the theme was security at home and overseas, and the lineup of speakers included a number with military and other backgrounds to inform their views, the schedule also included several reality-TV personalities and others with no obviously relevant credentials. [Full Article...]

Draymond Green arrested for slapping MSU football player, police report shows

Draymond Green arrested for slapping MSU football player, police report shows Edmondson told police he had ran into Green on Friday night and that he was "choked out" by two of the National Basketball Association player's friends. In 2015, Jermaine Edmondson recorded a career-high 25 tackles and recovered two fumbles in 14 games. "He then said, 'I pay for n*ggas like you scholarships.' I then started to say, 'You have me messed up, ' before I was choked out by two guys ... [Full Article...]

I can get even better - Murray

The last 18 months he's been unbelievable, he's hardly lost any matches at all so I know if I want to get there I'm going to have to try to win more matches against him. This is the third finals appearance for Andy Murray in his home Grand Slam overall. Murray said: "It's something I spoke to my team about, something I chatted to Ivan about. [Full Article...]

Mark Cavendish pulls out of Tour de France

But for Nairo Quintana , the 26-year-old Colombian who finished runner-up to Froome in 2013 and last year, the race is now entering his favoured terrain. "The crowd was just all on the road, and a motorbike stopped right in front of us and we had nowhere to go", Porte said. If Team Sky couldn't hang on to the attacks in the penultimate climb, then Froome has to stay strong against the contender... [Full Article...]

Russell Westbrook reportedly 'ticked off' by Kevin Durant leaving

They were the best team previous year in the league in the playoffs", Iguodala said . Durant said that his decision to leave the only National Basketball Association home he has ever known had nothing to do with longtime team-mate Russell Westbrook , despite rumours he was unhappy that the Thunder offense flowed through Oklahoma City's other All-Star. [Full Article...]

Ryan Fitzpatrick's New Jersey home is reportedly up for rent

Ryan Fitzpatrick's New Jersey home is reportedly up for rent Fitzpatrick is supposed to play in a "celebrity" golf tournament this weekend in Lake Tahoe, and things could then move quickly after that. While several Jets veterans have made it clear they want the team to bring back Fitzpatrick, there has been very little public support for Smith. [Full Article...]

Life begins at 40 For Open champion Stenson

Mickelson, who shot 63 himself on Thursday, had led after the first hole and was level with Stenson for much of his round but he failed to keep pace in the closing holes and finished 17 under. Leave your thoughts in the "Comments" section below. His 20-under-par total of 264 was a record low at the Open at Royal Troon thumping past Justin Leonard's 12-under-par win in 1997. [Full Article...]

Vote underway at Republican convention to nominate presidential candidate

Trump won the nomination Tuesday night, and NY put him over the top. Speakers also included some unknown names, such as Andy Wist , founder and CEO of a waterproofing company in the Bronx, as well as Dana White, president of the popular Ultimate Fighting Championship, which promotes mixed martial arts. [Full Article...]

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