South Korea named former Portugal boss Paulo Bento as the new coach of the national soccer team on Friday.IN
Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Urena received a six-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Thursday for drilling Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with the first pitch of the game the previous night.U.S.
Chelsea and Arsenal promise goals and flaws, Fulham need to tighten up at Spurs and will sparks fly again when Benítez meets Warnock? With two teams in flux, Chelsea’s derby with Arsenal is a meeting that promises goals. Both sides are vulnerable in defence and dangerous in attack. Although beaten comfortably in the end, Huddersfield exposed Chelsea’s weakness to attacks down the wings last week and Arsenal may aim to do likewise, while David Luiz, in particular, will likely struggle to keep up...the Guardian
Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 in a second-round match at the rain-hit Cincinnati Open on Thursday that was carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather.U.S.
Brandt Snedeker shot 11-under-par 59 in the first round at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday, before vowing to keep attacking at an event with a recent history of very low winning scores.IN
Brandt Snedeker shot 11-under-par 59 in the first round at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday, before vowing to keep attacking at an event with a recent history of very low winning scores.U.S.
Jos Luhukay insists his Sheffield Wednesday side will relish taking on Wolverhampton Wanderers after securing a second round visit by the Premier League newcomers with a victory over Sunderland.The Telegraph
By Richard Jolly at Turf MoorThe Telegraph
• Maribor 0-0 Rangers (Rangers win 3-2 on agg)• Molde 3-0 Hibernian (Molde win 3-0 on agg) Rangers held their nerve in Maribor as Allan McGregor’s stoppage-time penalty save sealed the 0-0 draw which took Steven Gerrard’s men into the Europa League play-offs. The Rangers manager vowed on Wednesday that he would not park the bus and look to protect their 3-1 first-leg lead. But the Light Blues had to grit their teeth as the Slovenian club came for them at the Ljudski Stadion, with McGregor...the Guardian
American prospect will be on a British track for the first time in Birmingham on Friday evening and contesting the 100 metres The king is dead. Long live the king? With Usain Bolt retired, athletics needs a new sprint hero. The brilliant young American Noah Lyles reckons he has the talent and charisma to fill some of the 6ft 5in hole left by the Jamaican. “I want to transcend the sport,” says Lyles, who runs in Britain for the first time at the Birmingham grand prix on Saturday. “Track and...the Guardian
• Teenager is ‘one of the longest-serving players in this team’• Fulham prepare for Wembley return to face Tottenham Slavisa Jokanovic believes Fulham can lean on the prodigiously talented Ryan Sessegnon as they seek to adjust to life back in the Premier League, with the teenager’s presence in the side providing some continuity after a summer of lavish transfer spending. Sessegnon made his first top‑flight appearance in the 2-0 home defeat by Crystal Palace last weekend and will confront...the Guardian
Kyle Walker believes Manchester City teenager Phil Foden is ready to take the next step in his development with the Premier League champions this season – a timely endorsement given the news that Kevin De Bruyne faces an extended spell on the sidelines.The Telegraph
Mauricio Pochettino has no regrets over signing his new Tottenham Hotspur contract, despite believing that this promises to be his hardest season as manager of the club.The Telegraph
• Burnley 1–0 Istanbul Basaksehir (aet, Burnley win 1-0 on agg)• Jack Cork strikes in extra time to finish the job for Clarets An extra time goal from the substitute Jack Cork took Burnley into a final play-off against Olympiakos to try and claim a place in the Europa League proper, mercifully saving this most tepid of encounters from the farce that would have been a penalty shoot-out. Based on the 90 minutes that preceded Cork’s goal, it would have been interesting to see if either of the sides...the Guardian
Broncos GM says team will not consider Kaepernick as backupElway: QB ‘had his chance’ in reference to aborted 2016 swapThe Denver Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway said on Thursday that Colin Kaepernick will not be considered for the job. Quarterbacks Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch are currently second and third on the depth chart behind starter Case Keenum, but Elway has not ruled out signing a veteran to play ahead of them. Continue...the Guardian
Aug 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of between Kent and Somerset on Thursday at Canterbury, England Kent Spitfires win by 5 runs Kent 1st innings Joe Denly c Peter Trego b Jerome Taylor 26 Daniel Bell-Drummond b Max Waller 37 Heino Kuhn c Corey Anderson b Max Waller 26 Sam Billings Not Out 57 Alex Blake c Jamie Overton b Lewis Gregory 42 Grant Stewart lbw...IN
Rangers held their nerve in Slovenia as Allan McGregor’s stoppage-time penalty save sealed the result which sees Steven Gerrard’s men into the Europa League play-offs.The Telegraph
Lowy says he will not seek re-election after losing patience with the protracted battle over governance of the game in Australia Football Federation Australia’s chairman, Steven Lowy, has sensationally announced he will not seek re-election, potentially ending his family’s more than 50-year association with football in Australia. In an interview with The Australian Lowy cited “the politics in football” as behind his decision to leave, warning that mooted corporate governance changes that could...the Guardian
Rob Baxter will open contract negotiations with Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade over the next six weeks but insists Exeter Chiefs “cannot sell themselves down the river” to keep the England trio.The Telegraph
For a young man who has been able to legally drink alcohol in his own country for less than a month, Noah Lyles is not afraid to be bold with his grand plans.The Telegraph
Aug 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of between Gloucestershire and Sussex on Thursday at Bristol, England Sussex Sharks win by 4 wickets Gloucestershire 1st innings Miles Hammond st Michael Burgess b Rashid Khan 29 Michael Klinger c Delray Rawlins b Chris Jordan 59 Ian Cockbain c Harry Finch b Danny Briggs 9 Benny Howell c Chris Jordan b Rashid Khan 6 Kieran Noema-Barnett b Rashid Khan 25 Jack...IN
Aug 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of between Middlesex and Essex on Thursday at London, England Essex Eagles win by 6 wickets Middlesex 1st innings Paul Stirling c Simon Harmer b Peter Siddle 78 Dawid Malan c Adam Wheater b Sam Cook 8 John Simpson c&b Simon Harmer 16 Eoin Morgan Not Out 77 James Fuller Not Out 25 Extras 0b 3lb 2nb 0pen 1w 6 Total ...IN
Aug 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of between Northamptonshire and Yorkshire on Thursday at Northampton, England Yorkshire Vikings win by 7 wickets Northamptonshire 1st innings Charlie Thurston c Kane Williamson b Matt Fisher 16 Ben Duckett c Adam Lyth b Matt Fisher 16 Josh Cobb Not Out 68 Alex Wakely c Tim Bresnan b Liam Plunkett 14 Steven Crook c Matt Fisher b Liam Plunkett ...IN
Top seed Simona Halep, who was two games away from reaching the third round at the Cincinnati Masters when rain forced an overnight delay, returned on Thursday to wrap up a 4-6 6-3 6-3 win over Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.IN