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Choking back tears, Don Lemon remembers the life of Aretha Franklin

She switched to Atlantic Records in the mid-1960s, where producer Jerry Wexler put her powerful voice in a setting that combined gospel, soul and rock, and made her a superstar by letting "the lady wail". But they always "kept their cool" around Franklin because of the people she kept around her. Her son is named after her father. Aretha's songs continue to resonate. [Full Article...]

La Liga announce plans to stage fixtures in the USA

La Liga announce plans to stage fixtures in the USA What this means for the future of the European football is at this stage unclear, although it is intriguing that Relevent are involved considering they have been in charge of the International Champions Cup (ICC) pre-season tournament. The league said "the operation will support the league's growth in the US and Canada through consumer related activities including youth academies, development of y... [Full Article...]

Unai Emery: 'Nacho Monreal back for Chelsea match'

Unai Emery: 'Nacho Monreal back for Chelsea match' Some of the club supporters called for Cech to be dropped against Chelsea but Emery says he will hand the 36-year-old a starting role. Petr Cech almost scored an own goal, while summer signing Bernd Leno was left on the substitutes bench. [Full Article...]

Elway on if Broncos would sign Kaepernick: ‘Colin had his chance’

Elway on if Broncos would sign Kaepernick: ‘Colin had his chance’ Denver has a big hole on its quarterback depth chart, with 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch recently getting demoted to third-string. Elway reportedly met with Kaepernick twice in 2016 trying to work out a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for the quarterback, but the offer would have trimmed his salary by several million per year. [Full Article...]

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

But Franklin also inspired a range of gospel artists, from Richard Smallwood and The Hawkins Family to artists who came after them, such as Karen Clark Sheard, Donald Lawrence and Anita Wilson. In 2010, she suffered serious health problems, but continued to perform until late past year, singing last in November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY. [Full Article...]

Schalke to not pursue Loftus-Cheek and Rose signings

Schalke to not pursue Loftus-Cheek and Rose signings The club has zeroed in on Loftus Cheek , part of England's squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, as a suitable replacement. Loftus-Cheek started on the bench in Chelsea's convincing 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend at the Kirklees Stadium and he replaced Ross Barkley in the second-half. [Full Article...]

Marlins hit Ronald Acuna to spark fight in first inning

Marlins hit Ronald Acuna to spark fight in first inning Snitker had angry words for the pitcher as he led the first exodus from Atlanta's dugout toward the mound. ► No rule - written or unwritten - excuses Jose Ureña's "purpose" pitch to Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr . Urena has a history of control problems. Acuña stayed in after being hit but left before the top of the second inning. The 20-year-old Acuna entered the game on a rare power streak. [Full Article...]

England global Cipriani charged with assault on police

England global Cipriani charged with assault on police The latter charges were dropped. The police officer he injured was Jodie Botterill, 33, a former Wales worldwide footballer who resigned as the manager of Jersey's women's football team last month to resume her own playing career. "Incidents of this nature are very disappointing to be associated with, and we will deal with it in a robust but balanced way but based purely on the facts", Vaughan a... [Full Article...]

Petr Cech will start for Arsenal against Chelsea, says Unai Emery

Leno is now on the fringes of the German National Team and certainly could be a starter for Die Mannschaft. "Also, with Bernd Leno ". "We might know a guy." they tweeted, seemingly suggesting their former number one Leno would be more adept at implementing Emery's vision of passing out from the defence . [Full Article...]

France top Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings for 1st time in 16 years; Germany plummet

France top Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings for 1st time in 16 years; Germany plummet Just three points, however, separate Les Bleus from Russian Federation 2018 semi-finalists Belgium (2nd, up 1), while World Cup runners-up Croatia (4th, up 16) have equalled their record ranking position, last reached in June 2013. Brazil have fallen by a spot to the third position, while silver medalists Croatia have moved a staggering 16 positions to fourth on the table , just ahead of... [Full Article...]

Facebook will broadcast free Spanish League matches in the Indian subcontinent

Facebook will broadcast free Spanish League matches in the Indian subcontinent La Liga has entered into a three-season deal with Facebook to bring soccer to eight countries in the Indian subcontinent. In addition to India , Facebook (FB) said it would also broadcast the matches in neighboring countries, including Pakistan , Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. [Full Article...]

Kobe Bryant's $6M investment in sports drink now worth $200M

Kobe Bryant's $6M investment in sports drink now worth $200M Bryant is now the fourth largest investor in the brand that markets itself as a healthier competitor to Gatorade - he only sits behind the brand's co-founder Mike Repole, Keurig Dr Pepper and Coca-Cola . Sources tell ESPN that as many as a dozen superstar athletes could also have stakes themselves in BodyArmor worth more than $1 million including James Harden , Dustin Johnson and Andrew Luck... [Full Article...]

Man United ‘confident’ 27-year-old will sign new contract

Man United ‘confident’ 27-year-old will sign new contract In the aftermath of his failed move to Real Madrid in 2015, the Spaniard signed a new contract at Old Trafford. The Spanish global won the Premier League's Golden Glove award last season and now earns around £180,000 a week. De Gea won the Premier League's Golden Glove award last season as he helped United to 18 clean sheets and a second-placed finish. De Gea had joined United under the te... [Full Article...]

Pakistani flag flies at Calgary city hall to celebrate Independence Day

Pakistani flag flies at Calgary city hall to celebrate Independence Day Army chief General Qamar Bajwa announced that 10 million trees will be planted during the monsoon season. Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy Commodore Waqar Muhammad was the chief guest at the ceremony at the Quaid-i-Azam mausoleum. Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Red Fort to deliver his annual August 15 speech , Nawaz Sharif - until recently his Pakistani counterpart - cu... [Full Article...]

Sevilla FC ponder over withdrawing from Spanish Super Cup against FC Barcelona

Sevilla FC ponder over withdrawing from Spanish Super Cup against FC Barcelona FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde left recent signing Malcom out of his side, thus avoiding any controversy over having more than three players without European Union passports in his side, while Phillipe Coutinho was on the bench. Dembele's victor gave Barca the ideal start to the new campaign, unlike previous year when they lost to Real Madrid in the Super Cup. "We're happy because w... [Full Article...]

LeBron James congratulates WNBA great Lindsay Whalen on her illustrious career

Of course, when discussing the end of Whalen's career, we must specify that it is only her playing career that is coming to a close . According to the Star Tribune , the Lynx have won 71.4 percent of their games since Whalen was traded to Minnesota from the Connecticut Sun in 2010. [Full Article...]

Kevin De Bruyne suffers a major injury in training

Kevin De Bruyne suffers a major injury in training City opened its Premier League title defense with a 2-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday, with de Bruyne only featuring as a second-half substitute due to a curtailed pre-season after the World Cup. Fellow midfielder Fernandinho believes De Bruyne is not coping too badly with the situation, and he echoed Gundogan's sentiments about the 27-year-old's importance. [Full Article...]

EPL: One thing I’ll never forget in my career - Chelsea’s Kante

EPL: One thing I’ll never forget in my career - Chelsea’s Kante Conte also banned a wide selection of foods in the training ground canteen and also in hotels when the club travelled for away games. The Italian also ordered Chelsea's players to stay at a hotel in west London the night before their games at Stamford Bridge, but it was a rule which did not go down well with the squad. [Full Article...]

Ex-Arsenal midfielder convinced Fred to pick Manchester United over Manchester City

Ex-Arsenal midfielder convinced Fred to pick Manchester United over Manchester City Instead Zidane will instead take a year off to relax following the mental stress he was under at Real Madrid. The Frenchman, who has been out of work since May, guided Los Blancos to three consecutive UCL titles, two FIFA Club World Cups and one LaLiga crown in his first senior managerial role. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho 'singled Luke Shaw out for praise after Leicester City win'

Jose Mourinho 'singled Luke Shaw out for praise after Leicester City win' However, Shaw was named in the starting lineup for Friday's opening match of the new Premier League season and repaid his manager by scoring his first ever senior goal - one which proved to be the victor for United. Mourinho, however, has been at odds with United's hierarchy this summer, primarily over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window closed last Thu... [Full Article...]


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