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Giants' Matt Cain announces retirement after 13 seasons, three World Series rings Giants' Matt Cain announces retirement after 13 seasons, three World Series rings
- September 28, 2017

At 32 years old, he's a three-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion. It's a sad departure for Cain, who has struggled through the last five seasons due to injury, but it caps off a tenure with the Giants that saw him help the franchise win three World Series titles, as well as throw a ideal game in 2012, as one of the National League's top pitchers during the late 2000s and early 2010s. (more...)
Blue Jay power hitters tee off on Sale Blue Jay power hitters tee off on Sale
- September 28, 2017

Now the Jays won't have that happen to them, not in Boston , anyway. They're now 11-6 in their past 17 and tied with Baltimore at 75-83. Hernandez hit his fourth and fifth homers in the last five games and has two multi-homer games this month. (more...)
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Preview, Team News, Line-ups, Betting Tips & Prediction
- September 28, 2017

The teams' other matches were in the group stage of the Champions League in 2009, with Chelsea winning 4-0 at home and drawing 2-2 in Madrid . The Argentine coach said things were "very different" now with Antonio Conte in charge at Stamford Bridge , while dismissing the idea that the Italian had copied some of the ideas which have made his Atletico a success in recent seasons. (more...)
Antonio Conte inspires Chelsea to one of their finest European wins
- September 28, 2017

However, it was Atletico who took the lead in the 40th minute when Luiz was guilty of a silly shirt-pulling foul on Lucas Hernandez in the area and Griezmann stepped up to convert his penalty past Thibaut Courtois. "It was a fair victory for Chelsea because they just played better". The Belgium playmaker, starting for the second time this season after his broken ankle, dazzled at times. (more...)
Steph Curry also hated that Sports Illustrated cover Steph Curry also hated that Sports Illustrated cover
- September 28, 2017

This week, Sports Illustrated published a cover page with the title "A Nation Divided, Sports United". "That was awful", Curry said ( via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle ). Kaepernick's image appears nowhere on the cover of the issue, but Cannella claimed that "in some ways, even though his picture is not there, Colin Kaepernick is there". (more...)
Lukaku, Sterling keep Manchester clubs on top Lukaku, Sterling keep Manchester clubs on top
- September 28, 2017

The former Red Devil has watched his club's dominance fall off a cliff in the last four years, but United are now back in Europe's elite competition. Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands late in the game after referee Craig Pawson felt he had stepped onto the pitch - but his team closed out victory and continued to match City point for point. (more...)
Sweden manager angered by Jose Mourinho and Man United Sweden manager angered by Jose Mourinho and Man United
- September 28, 2017

Lindelof has featured in the European Supercup and Champions League, but that's been more out of necessity given the suspensions of Phil Jones and Eric Bailly at points during the campaign, but in terms of Premier League action, he still looks a long way off. (more...)
Alabama basketball administrator resigns during internal review of program Alabama basketball administrator resigns during internal review of program
- September 28, 2017

Alabama is conducting an internal review of its men's basketball program and in initiating this investigation fired administrator Kobie Baker . Byrne said that he couldn't identify "NCAA or SEC rules" that had been broken. Coincidentally, Byrne served as the UA's athletic director until February and was instrumental in the Wildcats' retention of basketball coach Sean Miller. (more...)
Deshaun Watson Donates 1st Game Check To Texans Employees Deshaun Watson Donates 1st Game Check To Texans Employees
- September 28, 2017

Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is making an impact on the football field after being named the Houston starter in just his second week of his NFL career. The Texans posted video of Watson presenting his game check to the three cafeteria workers, split up, so they could use it to help put their lives back together. (more...)
Atletico Madrid boss talks Partey and player rotation Atletico Madrid boss talks Partey and player rotation
- September 28, 2017

Uncharacteristic panic suddenly gripped the Atleti defence and after a clutch of red-and-white shirts scurried towards Hazard in vain, an unmarked but stumbling Cesc Fabregas was unable to turn in the cutback from close range. He is not only the Diego that is seen on the field. Tonight, Antonio Conte will be going for his second straight Champions League win but needs to overcome the odds in order to do so. (more...)
Zidane hails 'perfect' Real breakthrough in Dortmund Zidane hails 'perfect' Real breakthrough in Dortmund
- September 28, 2017

The result was even more significant for Real, who finally managed to get a first win at Dortmund after three defeats and three draws. "It was a great game from us. He also highlighted the work of the midfield: "Isco, [Luka] Modric, [Toni] Kroos and Casemiro played wonderfully". "I think he is a complete player". (more...)
Egypt's Sisi Meets Netanyahu in NY Egypt's Sisi Meets Netanyahu in NY
- September 28, 2017

Following talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo last week, Hamas said that it had dissolved its administrative committee running Gaza and agrees to hold general elections in order to end the decade-long split, a move that was welcomed by Fatah officials. (more...)
Paul Ince predicts the outcome of Arsenal vs West Brom Paul Ince predicts the outcome of Arsenal vs West Brom
- September 28, 2017

West Brom , on the other hand, will want to replicate their comprehensive 3-1 victory over the north Londoners at the Hawthorns back in March. "Television decides", he said . There has been plenty of discussion over recent years as to the value of the League Cup and José Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, said last week English football might be better off without the competition. (more...)
Mavericks Plane Delivers Aid to Puerto Rico Mavericks Plane Delivers Aid to Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban allowed Barea to use the team's private plane to deliver water, food, generators and other desperately-needed supplies to an island that has been decimated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. "That's my understanding. That's a situation he's got to take care of". Barea says he would like to be able to take more supplies to Puerto Rico. The donations ended up filling seven 18-wheelers with toiletries, food and water. (more...)
Military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating' Military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'
- September 28, 2017

Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in worldwide airspace over waters east of North Korea. "The United States has not "declared war" on North Korea". Lee said the United States appeared to have disclosed the flight route intentionally because North Korea seemed to be unaware. Over the weekend, the US sent warplanes into worldwide airspace east of North Korea, in a show of force that included B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts. (more...)
Lone Steelers Player Who Stood During the National Anthem: 'I Feel Embarrassed' Lone Steelers Player Who Stood During the National Anthem: 'I Feel Embarrassed'
- September 28, 2017

The Steelers did not have players participate in protests but believed they had been challenged by the president in an unfair way. Smith, who was on vacation as of September 26 according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also released a statement regarding what had occurred. (more...)
Nike sides with National Football League players in Trump showdown Nike sides with National Football League players in Trump showdown
- September 28, 2017

While NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was somewhat diplomatic in his comments, union head Paul went straight for the jugular, challenging the president's manhood. "By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted", Curry said. (more...)
Fiery crash kills three, shuts down southbound 605 Freeway in Whittier Fiery crash kills three, shuts down southbound 605 Freeway in Whittier
- September 28, 2017

They were driving southbound in the fast lane in a Nissan when a Chevy Camaro driven by 26-year-old Edgar Verduzco struck them from behind near Washington Boulevard. Perez said there were no open containers in the vehicle, but that Verduzco showed signs of being intoxicated. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. (more...)
Sanders briefly suggests National Football League players should protest police, not the flag Sanders briefly suggests National Football League players should protest police, not the flag
- September 28, 2017

These tensions have obviously been present for far more than one weekend, but they are bubbling now in the NBA like perhaps never before - with players in many cities Monday saying they were angered over the president's use of the line "son of a bitch", cited last week during a rant about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. (more...)
Grand Final to remain at Old Trafford Grand Final to remain at Old Trafford
- September 28, 2017

An attempt by Lizzie Deignan to regain her world cycling road race title three weeks after appendix surgery, ended in disappointment in Norway on Saturday but Gale is undaunted. "It all went to plan and the doctors said three weeks - but in rugby league we tend not to listen to doctors. We look forward to more in the coming years". (more...)
England v West Indies 4th ODI: Teams announced England v West Indies 4th ODI: Teams announced
- September 28, 2017

Stuart Law was keen not get involved in the absence of Ben Stokes and Alex Hales from England's side for the fourth ODI at The Oval. No player has ever got a double hundred in ODI cricket in England - a feat Lewis had firmly in his sights before he sustained his injury, leaving the pitch on a stretcher on the highest score on which a player has ever retired hurt in global cricket. (more...)
Injured Mendy set for long spell out for Man City
- September 28, 2017

Guardiola has alternatives to Mendy , but stressed the defender's injury is a "major setback". "A lot of credit to my players because we had to work hard to beat them". The 46-year-old Spanish tactician arrived at the Etihad last summer after enjoying unprecedented success as both his former clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich but in his first campaign at City he ended up trophyless and on occasions witnessed his team play lacklustre football. (more...)
Robert Plant Announces American Tour And Streams Chrissie Hynde Duet Robert Plant Announces American Tour And Streams Chrissie Hynde Duet
- September 28, 2017

Robert Plant is ready to hit the road again as part of a new North American tour in support of his upcoming album, Carry Fire . "Here's a bit of " Bluebirds Over the Mountain " w/@ChrissieHynde". The general public on sale will be on Friday, September 29th. Carry Fire , the rockers 11th solo album, is set to hit stores on October 13. Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase. (more...)
Champions League: Shakhtar's failure in Manchester Champions League: Shakhtar's failure in Manchester
- September 28, 2017

Manchester City maintained their impressive unbeaten start to the 2017/2018 campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad on Tuesday night. That is why I am so satisfied. "We're not used to teams who come and keep the ball as well as they do", said Delph. Manchester City's French worldwide full back Benjamin Mendy is facing a lengthy absence out of action with the club suspecting his knee injury is worse than at first believed. (more...)
Baton named semifinalist for Campbell Trophy Baton named semifinalist for Campbell Trophy
- September 28, 2017

This marks the ninth time in the past 13 years that the Irish have had a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy. He is a member of the football leadership council and is one of the most experience players on the roster. Named in honor of the late Bill Campbell , former chairman of Intuit , former player and head coach at Columbia University and the 2004 recipient of the NFF's Gold Medal, the Campbell Trophy® is a 25-pound bronze trophy and since 2013 has been prominently displayed inside its ... (more...)
Neymar returns for Bayern Munich showdown
- September 28, 2017

Victory could even have genuinely tangible outcome for the season, even in the relatively routine meaninglessness of the group stages for these clubs, because of how finishing first can so condition the rest of the Champions League campaign. (more...)
Sissoko blames Neymar-Cavani penalty row on media circus
- September 28, 2017

Yes, in the attack, both teams are very good, but do not forget that in the defense of the same PSG until it looks nearly ideal, and the "Bavaria" after the failure with the "Wolfsburg" is unlikely to also play at the "Park de Prens". Rattled, Bayern sprung to life and Thomas Muller might have levelled after 12 minutes when Joshua Kimmich's corner found him on his own five yards out, but his first-time shot flew wide. (more...)
Everton Eye Signing Atletico Madrid's Kevin Gameiro in January Everton Eye Signing Atletico Madrid's Kevin Gameiro in January
- September 28, 2017

Gameiro, who joined Atletico from Sevilla in July 2016 for around £28m, scored 16 goals in 46 club appearances last season. According to the Mirror , Gameiro may be surplus to requirements at the Madrid club after they re-signed Diego Costa from Chelsea this week. (more...)
Panthers not afraid to protest after captains' meeting with Jerry Richardson Panthers not afraid to protest after captains' meeting with Jerry Richardson
- September 28, 2017

Earlier, the Observer reported that some players did not join Peppers or otherwise protest on Sunday for fear of backlash from Richardson, and that there was some frustration in the locker room because of that. "We support those people 100 percent", Rivera said. While Newton was speaking, rookie running back Christian McCaffrey met with a smaller group of reporters inside the locker room and delivered a message of kindness. (more...)
Dolphins' Gase describes offensive performance as 'garbage' Dolphins' Gase describes offensive performance as 'garbage'
- September 28, 2017

Gase described the performance as "garbage" and said he has seen too much of that since becoming coach past year. "They're good", Gase said. Defense dialogue: Gase said he could not find anything he particularly liked on the game film, but he didn't sound displeased with the play of the defense. (more...)

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