Aug 21

New York Yankees: The week ahead (August 21 – 27)

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka makes his return from the disabled list in the series opener at Comerica Park, coming back following some shoulder fatigue. Prior to the injury, Tanaka finally appeared to be finding his groove, posting a 3.13 ERA in five starts…

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Aug 21

Mensching: Detroit return would be ‘Grand’ finale

Thirteen years after his major league debut there, Curtis Granderson returned to Comerica Park. This time with the Dodgers, mere hours after he was acquired in a trade with the Mets. It would be exaggeration to claim Granderson was the most popular pla…

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Aug 21

Ian Kinsler gets ‘almost unheard of’ fine for criticizing umpire Angel Hernandez

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says Ian Kinsler fine is bigger than any he’s ever seen in MLB.

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Aug 21

Manchester City v Everton: Premier League – live

7.28pm BST

Everton’s new Icelandic acquisition is on the bench tonight, which is unsurprising considering his lack of match fitness. Manchester City make one change from the team that beat Brighton on the opening weekend of the season, with Leroy Sane coming in for Danilo.

7.14pm BST

Manchester City: Ederson, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Walker, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Aguero, Gabriel Jesus.

Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Sterling, Mangala, Bernardo Silva, Toure, Foden.

7.10pm BST

The club’s official Twitter account have Danilo in as left wing-back, but Sky Sports suggest that he is not playing and Leroy Sane will be in that position. We’ll confirm as soon as we know for definite.

7.03pm BST

CITY XI | Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Aguero, De Bruyne, David Silva, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus. #cityvefc

6.57pm BST

Max Rushden hosted as Paolo Bandini, Jacob Steinberg, Sid Lowe and Football Weekly debutant Ed Aarons picked over the bones of the weekend action. Hear here, or subscribe in all the usual places.

Related: Is ‘the Wembley curse’ fake news? – Football Weekly

6.56pm BST

Written by Andy Hunter and published last October, this feature on the relationship between Pep and Ronald is well worth a few minutes of your time …

Related: Ronald Koeman: Pep Guardiola was my protege; now he is the best manager

6.56pm BST

For Manchester City, Benjamin Mendy is out with a thigh strain, while Ilkay Gundogan remains sidelined with an ACL knee injury but could be back within a month or so. Fabian Delph is also believed to be unavailable due to some unspecified “knock”, rumoured to be related to the sulk he’s in over Manchester City’s lack of willingness to let him leave the club on loan due to their wish to just sell him and get him off their books. Fit or not, he almost certainly wouldn’t have featured anyway.

As well as long-term absentees Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori, Everton are also without want-away Ross Barkely (hamstring), James McCarthy (knee) and– possibly – Sandro (heel). Having embarked on a summer trolley-dash that may not yet be over, Ronaldo Koeman is expected to give new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson his Everton debut debut although the Icelandic midfielder is unlikely to play 90 minutes.

6.55pm BST

Related: Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola ponders pluses and pitfalls of attacking riches

6.55pm BST

Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

12.02pm BST

Barry will be here shortly.

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Aug 21

Rumor Central: Dodgers heavily scouting Shohei Otani?

ESPN.com The Los Angeles Dodgers sent a full contingent to scout Japanese superstar Shohei Otani over the weekend, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times notes. The group, led by president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and Dodger legend Orel…

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Aug 21

The Latest: Police: Spain suspects all dead or under arrest

The Latest: Police: Spain suspects all dead or under arrestBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the Spain attacks (all times local):

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Aug 21

Tigers to face Judge, Yanks, but focus on themselves

Detroit — One traveling baseball circus leaves town and another rolls in. After hosting the best team in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, over the weekend, the Tigers invite in another storied franchise, the New York Yankees. And while the Yankees are hardly threatening any regular-season victory records

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Aug 21

Most of the Mets trade castoffs are dominating

The Mets’ 2017 opening-day roster now has some reach across the league. With the club going through a sell-off during its dreary campaign, ex-Mets are spread out as they try to help their new teams with the playoffs around the corner. Here’s a look at how the former Mets are faring: Jay Bruce

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Aug 21

Qatar slams Saudi pilgrim plan as hajj row escalates

A row between Gulf states Qatar and Saudi Arabia over the transport of hajj pilgrims to Mecca escalated on Monday as Doha denounced current arrangements as “illogical”. A strongly worded statement from Doha’s foreign ministry said it was surprised tha…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/qatar-denies-blocking-saudi-hajj-pilgrimage-flights-055156807.html

Aug 21

You’ve never looked as cool as Javier Baez does sliding into home for the win

Nobody has ever looked cooler doing anything than Javier Baez did sliding for and accounting for the game-winning run in the Cubs’ walk-off victory against the Blue Jays last night. SEE ALSO: This failure of a Red Sox ceremonial first pitch may be the only thing that can pull together a fractured

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Aug 21

Report: MLB threatened to fine umps over protest wristbands

Major League Baseball’s umpires dropped a protest over player behavior after just one day, but it turns out they had more than one reason for doing it. The white wristband protests ended quickly after commissioner Rob Manfred promised to meet with representatives from the umpires’ union to discuss

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Aug 21

Man arrested on suspicion of bomb plot to destroy Confederate statue

The Houston FBI announced on Monday that they had arrested Andrew Schneck in connection with an incident in front of the General Richard Dowling Monument in Hermann Park two days before. Officials say a Houston park ranger caught Mr Schneck kneeling n…

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Aug 21

The National Park Service Raises Prices for Seniors

Senior citizens will soon be asked to pay more to visit National Parks and federal recreation areas in retirement. The price of the senior pass to National Parks will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017. The America the Beautiful — The Natio…

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Aug 21

‘We are very much unbeatable at home’: Shakib Al Hasan ready to upset Australia

Officially the world’s best all-rounder, the Bangladesh star has transformed his team to the point where they pose a real threat to tourists Australia

Who is the best Test allrounder in the world? The conversation has resurfaced during the English Test summer, dominated by Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes, and India’s spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

Yet there is one figure often wrongly ignored from this debate. Shakib Al Hasan is the world’s best Test allrounder, according to the International Cricket Council’s rankings – and, just for good measure, the premier allrounder in both one-day international and Twenty20 cricket too.

Related: End to Australia’s cricket pay dispute met with relief at grassroots level

Related: Ashes saved as peace deal is brokered in Australian cricket pay dispute

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/22/we-are-very-much-unbeatable-at-home-shakib-al-hasan-ready-to-upset-australia

Aug 21

Rockies and D-Backs slump and the NL Wild Card race is suddenly very interesting

For much of the season, it appeared there would be only one true race for a postseason spot in the National League: the NL Central title. The Nationals and Dodgers have huge leads in the NL East and NL West, respectively, and Rockies and Diamondbacks h…

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Aug 21

Since joining Royals, Ian Kennedy has done something special for service members

Not long after Ian Kennedy signed a contract to pitch for the Royals, he and with wife, Allison, talked about what they could do for Kansas City. That may seem odd to some, but Kennedy had signed a five-year, $70 million contract, and he felt a respons…

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