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Messi strikes twice as Barcelona beat Las Palmas in empty Nou Camp
- October 01, 2017

In a strongly-worded statement Barca condemned the actions of the police "to prevent its citizens exercising their democratic right to free expression". Huge queues of fans waited outside the 99,000 capacity Camp Nou for hours until a final decision was made less than 30 minutes before kick-off. It means Barca maintain their winning start to the La Liga season, putting them well ahead of current rivals and champs Real Madrid. (more...)
Lonzo Ball Debuts, Lakers Lose Preseason Opener Lonzo Ball Debuts, Lakers Lose Preseason Opener
- October 01, 2017

Although it was a modest debut for Ball, it was reminiscent of his first contest during the summer league. When Ball did just about anything - simply get introduced (the loudest cheers by far), or hit a three or pick up a dime- the SoCal crowd erupted. (more...)
F1 Loses Out to Motorcycle Grand Prix in Malaysia F1 Loses Out to Motorcycle Grand Prix in Malaysia
- October 01, 2017

As Vettel looks to get his title bid back on track in Malaysia, another driver , Pierre Gasly , will be finding his F1 feet. The Finn, who had qualified second and was set to start on the front row alongside Mercedes ' pole-sitter Hamilton , reported a loss of power on his lap to the grid. (more...)
Max Verstappen overtakes Lewis Hamilton for Malaysia GP lead Max Verstappen overtakes Lewis Hamilton for Malaysia GP lead
- October 01, 2017

When asked how he puts the frustration aside, he explained that, with the nature of the retirement, it was just one of those things you have no control over: "With things like this happening, what can you do? The only thing I want is a winning vehicle". (more...)
Romelu Lukaku won't rest much until Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns - Mourinho Romelu Lukaku won't rest much until Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns - Mourinho
- October 01, 2017

As you can expect, the news has not gone down well amongst the Old Trafford faithful. "Look without Zlatan we can not rotate the striker, especially because Marcus Rashford is playing also in other positions", Mourinho told reporters. I think every step in his career he got it, he grabbed it with both hands. The Portuguese manager said Lukaku had taken his opportunities well. He was very strong in his desire to be playing in a team with other objectives now, with Champions League football, ... (more...)
Mourinho: Lukaku can't be rotated without Ibrahimovic Mourinho: Lukaku can't be rotated without Ibrahimovic
- October 01, 2017

And former Manchester United striker Owen believes that Mkhitaryan is now showing just why he was so highly-rated before his transfer to Old Trafford. Obviously getting the armband is a proud moment to captain Manchester United. "It shows the manager has trust in me and I've got to repay him and I think I've been doing that in the games I've played". (more...)
Shenzhen Open: David Goffin beats Alexandr Dolgopolov to clinch third career title Shenzhen Open: David Goffin beats Alexandr Dolgopolov to clinch third career title
- October 01, 2017

The key point of the first set occurred in the seventh game - Dolgopolov at the first break point of Goffin sent the ball into the net and allowed the opponent to come forward. The No. 2 seed saved a break point in the following game before he closed out the set in the 10th game. David Goffin was in no mood for final failure. (more...)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Frankie Dettori breaks record on Enable Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Frankie Dettori breaks record on Enable
- October 01, 2017

Order of St. George, last year's third-place finisher, is back again, and while he best suits two-mile races, Winter must show she can stay 1 1/2 miles. Ulysses is the only other British-trained runner in the Arc, and Sir Michael Stoute's four-year-old has proved a revelation this season. Satono Noblesse acts as a pacemaker. (more...)
Barcelona's La Liga tie against Las Palmas goes ahead behind closed doors Barcelona's La Liga tie against Las Palmas goes ahead behind closed doors
- October 01, 2017

Las Palmas announced their intention to wear a shirt embroidered with the Spanish flag at Camp Nou in opposition to the Catalan separatist movement and accused Barcelona of making the game "more than a sporting event with the [fixture] calendar". (more...)
Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich, replacement pending Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich, replacement pending
- October 01, 2017

However, the Bavarians lost to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and to Dortmund in the semi-finals of the German Cup. Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich did not have the best start to the season ever. Among the potential replacements being mentioned is Thomas Tuchel , now a free agent after leaving Dortmund at the end of last season. The relationship between Ancelotti and the team and the leadership of the club has been far from ideal for a long time. (more...)
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Conte speaks on Morata's injury Chelsea vs Manchester City: Conte speaks on Morata's injury
- October 01, 2017

But alarmingly for Chelsea , they have now dropped eight points in four home Premier League games, as opposed to the six they dropped the whole of last season. Guardiola , against Chelsea , showed how he can stifle one of the best teams in Europe that only this week defeated Atletico Madrid comfortable. It was always proactive, keeping Chelsea on-tilt by dictating the flow and pace of the game. (more...)
Barcelona v Las Palmas Barcelona v Las Palmas
- October 01, 2017

The affairs of the Catalan grandee are simply brilliant and even when the game does not go, Barcelona still wins. Barcelona has scored 20 goals and conceded just two in their first six league fixtures but will be without forward Ousmane Dembele for up to four months due to a thigh injury. (more...)
Real Madrid superstar out indefinitely with heart problem Real Madrid superstar out indefinitely with heart problem
- October 01, 2017

According to the official release by Real Madrid , the Spanish national team defender will undergo a period of recovery of which the duration remains unknown. With Marcelo and Theo Hernandez also struggling with their health, young talent Achraf Hakimi could well be thrust into action. The symptoms of pericarditis can be similar to a heart attack when particularly serious, but more often are represented by the sudden onset of sharp chest pain. (more...)
Sean Dyche warns his Burnley side not to underestimate struggling Everton Sean Dyche warns his Burnley side not to underestimate struggling Everton
- October 01, 2017

The lack of replacement for the club's all-time leading goalscorer is something that has caused friction between the former Southampton manager, director of football Steve Walsh and Goodison Park chairman Bill Kenwright, however all parties believe the Irons frontman could solve that issue. (more...)
Jose Mourinho sends clear message to Man United fans about Romelu Lukaku Jose Mourinho sends clear message to Man United fans about Romelu Lukaku
- October 01, 2017

Speaking at a news conference before Manchester United's clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday, Mourinho said: "He works hard, he rests, he has a great professional life outside the football pitch". "He was a bargain at £75m". "He scored a terrific goal - he played Martial early on and Martial brought a good save out of the goalkeeper, but he's still got plenty to do as he ran in and lashed it in". (more...)
After two-year wait, Lahiri set to tee off in President's Cup After two-year wait, Lahiri set to tee off in President's Cup
- October 01, 2017

It could have been 4-1 instead of the 3.5-1.5 scoreline but veteran Phil Mickelson missed a seven-foot par putt on the par-3 18th hole to halve his match with partner Kevin Kisner against the all-Australian pairing of Jason Day and Marc Leishman . (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to return to full training by end of October Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to return to full training by end of October
- October 01, 2017

Mourinho praised Lukaku for reaching another milestone early in his United career, but felt the 24-year-old had produced a positive performance even before the late strike. "Belgium is Roberto's responsibility and it's his decision to play him or not to play him", added Mourinho. "I can not, professionally speaking, say, "Do this or do that". (more...)
Richmond Tigers triumph over Adelaide Crows
- October 01, 2017

Unbelievable it was, especially considering the Tigers were under so much pressure after missing the finals past year that Hardwick nearly lost his job. Five days after claiming the Brownlow Medal, Martin was given the nod ahead of teammates Bachar Houli and Alex Rance for a 28-disposal, two-goal masterclass. (more...)
Eric Reid believes Colin Kaepernick's message has been lost Eric Reid believes Colin Kaepernick's message has been lost
- October 01, 2017

There's a lot to talk about, clearly - about the racism that motivated the protests , about how Trump will seize any opportunity to stir up racist resentment, about the apparent hypocrisy of the National Football League and its owners, about what protocol the anthem does or should demand. (more...)
Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy has ruptured ACL in right knee
- October 01, 2017

City medical staff say Aguero will be absent for between two to four weeks with a broken rib suffered when a taxi the Argentinian star was travelling in - after attending a concert on his day off - crashed in Amsterdam on Thursday. The French defender picked up the injury during the first half of City's Saturday's 5-0 Premier League victory at home to Crystal Palace . "We are going to see finally what he has". (more...)
India look to test bench strength against Australia India look to test bench strength against Australia
- October 01, 2017

As a result, the highest total of this series was set by the visiting team and now the series score is 3-1. India , who lead the series 3-1, have already clinched the title. The likes of Ajinkya Rahane , Virat Kohli , Jasprit Bumrah , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Kuldeep Yadav to name a few, consistently put in those long hours behind the scenes to ensure their performance levels never dip on the all-important match day. (more...)
Manchester United fighting for trophies on all fronts, says Ashley Young
- October 01, 2017

The in-form Belgium striker can match Andrew Cole's club record of seven goals in his first seven Premier League matches against embattled Crystal Palace, before attention turns to worldwide matters with Belgium. "(Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, Pogba, (Marcos) Rojo, I don't think about these players", he added. "He has ambitions, he enjoys, so I think it's a global evolution. (more...)
El Bayern Munich despidió a Carlo Ancelotti El Bayern Munich despidió a Carlo Ancelotti
- October 01, 2017

En el comunicado oficial publicado por el Bayern en su página web, habla del extenso "análisis interno" realizado por la cúpula de la entidad después del KO frente al PSG y lamenta que el rendimiento del equipo no corresponda "con las expectativas del club", poniendo como ejemplo "el partido de París". (more...)
Mourinho: 'Lukaku is not just about the goals he scores' Mourinho: 'Lukaku is not just about the goals he scores'
- October 01, 2017

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are relying on Romelu Lukaku to keep shouldering the goal-scoring burden until Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to fitness. "When I looked at the fixtures, I only looked to the period of time we have to recover from match to match", he told a media conference. "I don't think it's fair". (more...)
Bayern sack Ancelotti after defeat at PSG Bayern sack Ancelotti after defeat at PSG
- October 01, 2017

There was a lot to be made of Ancelotti's decision to not start Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng in the back against PSG or veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in the attack. "I now expect the team to have a positive development and top performance, so we can reach our goals for this season". "The one we saw in Paris is not the real Bayern Munich, we all agree". (more...)
Stanton reaches 59 home runs in Marlins' victory Stanton reaches 59 home runs in Marlins' victory
- October 01, 2017

But he never put the ball in the air, grounding out twice, striking out twice, and driving a single through the hole at second for a RBI hit. They were fun to watch. The Marlins will face Braves right-hander Lucas Sims (3-5, 4.85 ERA). In his 164.2 innings and 14-7 record this year, Urena has a 3.77 ERA with 111 Ks and 60 BBs. (more...)
Mike Trout has 200 home runs already Mike Trout has 200 home runs already
- October 01, 2017

Paxton has allowed three or less runs in each of his last 10 starts, but he does have an ERA of 4.08 on the road compared to an ERA of 2.45 at home. "I just got some pitches to hit and didn't miss them", Trout said. The Angels tied it in the bottom of the inning when Andrelton Simmons singled and eventually scored on Cliff Pennington's sacrifice fly. But Seattle regained the lead on the fifth on an RBI single by Robinson Cano , making it 3-2 and knocking Skaggs out of the game. (more...)
Man City's show of force thrills Guardiola
- October 01, 2017

Guardiola suggested that Chelsea and Spurs like to play football pretty much everywhere on the pitch. " United play long ball, second ball up to Fellaini, Pogba, when they have the quality to play". We go to Old Trafford or White Hart Lane or Emirates Stadium, we are going to try. " Manchester City have improved on last season and brought in a lot of good signings". (more...)
Bayern part company with Carlo Ancelotti Bayern part company with Carlo Ancelotti
- October 01, 2017

Italian Ancelotti joined the Bavarian outfit last season and won the Bundesliga title in his debut campaign. A statement on the club website said Ancelotti had left after "internal analysis" following the defeat to PSG . "I would like to thank Carlo for the cooperation and regret the development she has taken". Carlo is my friend and will remain my friend, but we had to make a professional decision. (more...)
Obama, Bush, Clinton give Presidents Cup executive buzz Obama, Bush, Clinton give Presidents Cup executive buzz
- October 01, 2017

A 2012 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Mickelson has won The Masters three times, the PGA Championship and The Open Championship. Another day like this and that's what the worldwide team will be - history. "I think we saw the strength of the USA team come out, but in all fairness to my guys, I don't think they played as well as they were capable of". I think we come into this week feeling a lot better about ourselves knowing that we do have an opportunity to beat the American side, even ... (more...)

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