More than 1,000 people were killed in a campaign of ethnic violence after Odinga - defeated by then-President Mwai Kibaki - claimed that vote was rigged. Opposition presidential candidate, Raila Odinga , had claimed that the electoral commission's databank was hacked during Tuesday's presidential, parliamentary and local elections.
This is why, come the opening weekend, fans up and down the country will be filled with renewed confidence and optimism of where the season may take them. Liverpool had not originally expected Coutinho to agitate to leave given the player's own wish to move to Camp Nou only if a deal could be agreed on amicable terms.
Manchester City have signed a host of attack-minded players this summer- Kyle Walker , Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva are all players known for their offensive prowess. "Bernardo played his first minutes and he was immediately ready to play". "I think when the other players got their tactics off the manager and it was a little bit hard for them".
The Miami Dolphins opened their preseason against the Atlanta Falcons , and are now monitoring a situation involving rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan , who was taken to the locker room with an apparent leg injury. This offseason, they brought in Lawrence Timmons from the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the more underrated moves of the offseason. "It's just tough to see a young player go down and not knowing what happened".
But the Eagles signed free-agent receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in the offseason, drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson and have been pleased with 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor's improvement. Watkins, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, played three seasons in Buffalo - recording 153 catches, 2,459 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns over 37 games.
Those rumors have now come to fruition. Gaines strengthens a now weak Buffalo secondary after they traded Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles . Buffalo essentially traded Gaines for Darby in these two trades, as well. Matthews had been something of a disappointment for the Eagles after coming in a second-round pick at the 2014 NFL Draft.
Pep Guardiola will be without new signing Benjamin Mendy as the Frenchman continues his recovery from a thigh injury. "We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we chose to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he said.
The Premier League returns this weekend and we have some mouthwatering previews to get you in the mood for the new season. The Frenchman was speaking ahead of the Gunners' Premier League season opener against the Foxes on Friday night (11 August).
Shapovalov stunned Nadal 3-6, 6-4,7-6 (4) in the third round despite needing a wild card to get into the tournament. Nadal's loss means Andy Murray remains world number one, but only until next week's Cincinnati Masters, where Nadal or Roger Federer will replace him.
Fortified by Manchester City's £200 million (RM1.1 billion) overhaul, Pep Guardiola is under pressure to ensure his second season in the Premier League is far more successful than his torrid first. Will the 26-year-old be able to live up to the hype and cut it in the Premier League? Willian says he is happy at Chelsea despite admiration for Jose Mourinho .
However, the announcement of a suspension doesn't mean the end of the process. The Cowboys themselves have been waiting on pins and needles to find out whether the second-year running back will be suspended following an allegation of domestic violence.
That bid remains an overwhelming favorite for the event, the first World Cup with 48 teams, because of North America's surplus of stadiums, hotels, training facilities and infrastructure, and it has the support of the countries' regional federation, Concacaf , and the FIFA confederation representing Oceania .
With Man City spending around £202m on first team players and an astonishing £159m spent exclusively on defenders and goalkeepers , it would appear that Pep Guardiola finally has the right back line and goalie at City . Guardiola has admitted such a lacklustre performance would have seen him sacked at his previous clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich . I assure you that because last season we finished contract of five, six players, and for six years Manchester City hadn't bought full-backs.
Jose Mourinho admitted it is "game over" regarding Manchester United's hopes of signing Gareth Bale . "It's game over clearly because everybody knows he is going to stay". Speaking after the Super Cup win, Perez told Atresmedia: "I'm not contemplating it as an option". "The club hasn't said anything", he added. We pressed high and didn't allow them to play.
I think they will be beaten in this game. My aim is to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team. He added: "I don't think he [Klopp] has made enough signings to challenge in the big two competitions next season". Conte expressed unhappiness over the deal that took Matic to Old Trafford in an interview earlier this week, saying the Serbia international's departure was a "great loss".
Ibrahimovic was let go at the end of his one-year contract, but the veteran Swede is undergoing rehabilitation at United ahead of his expected return to fitness around Christmas. "Now he must ditch his reputation as a flat-track bully and terrorise every centre back in the League. We lost Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Zlatan Ibrahimovic", he said .
Stoneman takes fellow opener Keaton Jennings' place in the squad after the latter endured a disastrous time with the bat in the recent four-Test series against South Africa, where he scored 127 runs at an average of 15.87. The 20-year-old has only played 25 first-class games. But it is a definite signal that England's selectors want to take Crane to Australia in their Ashes squad because he is such a promising legspinner that when he was playing grade cricket in Sydney last winter, he ...
But the 21-year old brims with self-belief and while others congratulated him on a valiant display - rewarded with another personal best - he admitted to feeling only disappointment. "It's just who executes the best race on the night, who gets the strides right, who nails the hurdles and who doesn't make mistakes". So close to a medal and so close to a supreme fairytale, for this boisterous 21-year-old had only taken up athletics six years ago and was priced as high as 50-1 to even reach ...
Asked about the huge transfer fee, the striker told Spanish daily Marca: " I admit it's a huge amount but I have the personality to play quietly and go about my business ". The Premier League champions made a decision to sell Matic to their direct title rivals Manchester United in a £40m deal last week. "And other strikes have scored 35 and not won anything".
There were plenty of storylines heading into this game as well. "You can tell he put the work in". From all three of them, just a clean game, a clean operation. He was a little quick to escape the pocket but, in his defense, it was collapsing pretty quick as well. When it comes to quarterback play for the Texans , coach Bill O'Brien isn't saying much other than that all three of Tom Savage , rookie Deshaun Watson and veteran backup Brandon Weeden will play Wednesday, but it will ...
However, speaking on The Debate, Merson insists the Gunners could change their stance if it was the Ligue 1 champions that came calling. There was jubilation amongst fans all over the world supporting this lovely illustrious club like Arsenal and even a better feel of exciting from fans outside the Emirates as they mobbed the Sky Sports reporter in all happiness.
Both PSG boss Unai Emery and President Nasser Al-Khelaifi made huge plays to lure Mbappe to the French capital, travelling to Bondy to talk with both the player and his father, Wilfried - the closest thing he has to an agent. "Emirates has a sponsorship contract with the French football club PSG until 2019", said a spokesman for the airline. Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City do remain keen on securing a deal for the 18-year-old, but they are unwilling to pay his asking price at ...
Forrest reaffirmed his pledge to do everything within his powers to save the Force, with the issue set to be fought out in the courts. "We want leadership from the Australian Rugby Union, not cowardly litigation", Forrest said. Brumbies, who are the most successful Aussie team, having won the Super Rugby competition twice. The Rebels had previously been owned by businessman Andrew Cox.
Palace manager Frank de Boer knows Fosu-Mensah from their time together when the player was in Ajax's academy, and has been a fan of his ability since then. Now with Palace, Fosu-Mensah looks to gain some quality minutes in the Premier League as the versatile young Dutchman can play anywhere in the back line and is familiar with the defensive midfielder position.
All this activity and the resulting talent-filled squads have all but guaranteed a roller coaster season up ahead and predicting a victor or a top four has never been tougher. Asked if it was the toughest season to win it in his 22 years at the club he said: "Yes, because look at what Manchester City have done". And they have also let six of last season's title-winning squad leave, including John Terry and Nemanja Matic , with Diego Costa seemingly soon to join them.
Murray is struggling for fitness ahead of the US Open, which starts August 28 in NY and, even if he is able to play, it remains to be seen how well he can perform after missing the two major hardcourt warm-up events for the Flushing Meadows fortnight.
Konta, playing her first match since losing in the Wimbledon semi-finals last month, was beaten 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. It wasn't immediately clear when Osaka suffered the injury. The slip, however, only delayed the inevitable, the Dane closing out the match at the next opportunity with a stinging forehand victor. Garcia ended the run of 18-year-old American CiCi Bellis with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over the American.
It was in reference to the style of football he likes his teams to play - fast, ferocious, intense. Both clubs are fringe title challengers and former England midfielder Jenas believes that without players who act as the heartbeat of their teams, they will fade from contention.
Minnesota defeats Buffalo 17-10. Case Keenum looked great, throwing for 121 yards and - check out this good dog watching the game! The sixth-year player engineered a pair of scoring drives - both set up by passes to rookie receiver Stacy Coley .
He will now face the tough task of taking on Nadal, with the Spaniard having eased past Croatia's Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2. With del Potro and Milos Raonic as the high-profile victims from the round of 32, Nadal can see his path unfolding ahead.
Dean Lowry is going to be starting at defensive end, Kenny Clark will start at nose tackle, Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez will play inside linebacker and either Quinten Rollins or Damarious Randall will likely get a starting corner spot, if Kevin King doesn't outshine them.
Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer , a second round pick from Notre Dame, threw a 45 yard touchdown pass to Jordan Parker on the first play after the two minute warning to send Cleveland to a 20-14 win in the exhibition opener for both teams.
Earlier on Wednesday, US stocks were trading lower after President Trump's warning to North Korea to "not make any more threats" is met by just that as North Korea ratcheted up tensions threatening missile strike action against US military installations near Guam.
While the challenge of scoring in Ligue 1 may vary from finding the net in the Premier League , Wenger wants Lacazette to use Zlatan Ibrahimovic as his yardstick. "He wants more players coming in". Have they had a disappointing summer transfer-wise? British media reported that the text was not appreciated because it weakened Chelsea's bargaining position after it was made public, but Conte denied there being tension between himself and Roman Abramovich , the club's owner.
When they say he's healthy and ready to go, we'll get him out there". And he's been battered, bruised and hit more than most quarterbacks who were No. The Colts' backup quarterback situation is one of the NFL's worst. It provided a stark contrast between the Colts and Lions on their first day of joint practices, as arguably Colts rookie GM Chris Ballard's greatest inheritance from predecessor Ryan Grigson - besides, you know, Andrew Luck - is Luck's front wall.