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CEO: Saudi Aramco Not Discussing Stake in Novatek's Arctic LNG project
- October 06, 2017

Falih also chairs Saudi Aramco. A plan to list Saudi Aramco in 2018 is on track, senior Saudi officials said in Moscow on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia gears up to sign a string of investment agreements with Russian Federation. Top bidders include the New York, Londong and Hong Kong exchanges, Gulf Business reported. Both Falih and Nasser are part of an official Saudi visit to Moscow . (more...)
Bartomeu: Bartomeu: "Playing behind closed doors is a protest"
- October 06, 2017

Barcelona's Nou Camp, Europe's largest stadium with a capacity of almost 100,000, is often used as a rallying point for Catalan nationalists. But the club made a decision to turn down the option of opening the gates as normal to a bumper crowd, instead taking a stand against the football authorities for refusing to accept the postponement request and threatening the club with a points deduction. (more...)
Empty Camp Nou a show of referendum solidarity, Barca president claims Empty Camp Nou a show of referendum solidarity, Barca president claims
- October 06, 2017

The lack of fans in the Nou Camp, which has a capacity of 99,000, seemed not to harm Barcelona on the pitch as Sergio Busquets opened the scoring early in the second half. "Not playing would have been six points lost, three for not playing and three for sanction". "The public statements in recent days, especially those of our hosts FC Barcelona , have converted this La Liga match into something more than a mere sporting spectacle". (more...)
Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee Continue War of Words on UFC Tonight
- October 06, 2017

Should Ferguson (23-3) defeat Lee (16-2) for the UFC's interim lightweight belt, he'll be in position to land his richest fight yet with lightweight champion Conor McGregor , who likely made $100 million in his August 26 novelty boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (more...)
UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee, fight card, date, start time, PPV price
- October 06, 2017

Then my wife tells me they were going to go to the damn Festival, because I was working out late. McGregor has admitted, however, that he'll be making his decision after Ferguson and Lee lock horns, opening the door - even if ever so slightly - for the interim champion to, you know, actually be next. (more...)
Pakistan, Sri Lanka set for second ever day-night Test in UAE Pakistan, Sri Lanka set for second ever day-night Test in UAE
- October 06, 2017

The UAE, Pakistan's "home" away from home, has been a bit of a fortress but that could change over the next five days and nights at the "Ring of Fire" - the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka Cricket said that Malinga was not considered due to his current form and in the context of Sri Lanka's plans in view of the 2019 World Cup. (more...)
Kane to captain England for crunch World Cup qualifier Kane to captain England for crunch World Cup qualifier
- October 06, 2017

He has a tremendous attitude and is a manager's dream, as recently confirmed by Mauricio Pochettino who jokingly declared he was "in love" with him. "It was important what we have done (enjoyed an upward curve) and it was important that we dug deep and stuck together as a team". (more...)
Germany, England seal World Cup qualification; Poland close
- October 06, 2017

A 1-0 victory over Slovenia ensured England can now at least now be sure of boarding a plane for the World Cup in Russian Federation next year. But there was nothing Oblak could do about Kane's late victor, the cross from former Spurs team-mate Walker ideal for him to tap in his 14th goal of the season for club and country. (more...)
Norman Powell reaches four-year extension with Raptors Norman Powell reaches four-year extension with Raptors
- October 06, 2017

By signing the extension, the Raptors have locked up their promising swingman until 2022 and avoided Powell entering free agency in 2018, albeit as a restricted free agent. Powell was slotted into the starting lineup in Game 4 of the first round playoff matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks . The former UCLA Bruin is set to play an increased role for Toronto this upcoming season. (more...)
Better than Ospina? Lacazette reveals he used to be a keeper Better than Ospina? Lacazette reveals he used to be a keeper
- October 06, 2017

Alexandre Lacazette is already proving to be a shrewd acquisition for Arsenal . "Just seeing him in training, I like the way he plays and his mental attitude". On the pitch too, I feel a good connection with the fans, so overall I am very happy. The pace of the game is also very different - I now really understand what it means to play box to box. (more...)
Form Dunne shares Alfred Dunhill lead with Colsaerts Form Dunne shares Alfred Dunhill lead with Colsaerts
- October 06, 2017

But I'm in a better place to deal with it now, I think. "One that slipped away but then something that kind of set up my professional career as well". There's always such a fun atmosphere. "I kind of did the opposite of what I should have done but I'll take the five under". Five birdies and a bogey left him a stroke behind Ireland's Paul Dunne and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts at the tournament which employs a unique format. (more...)
Why Mourinho isn't confident in Man Utd's hot start Why Mourinho isn't confident in Man Utd's hot start
- October 06, 2017

Lindelof said tough competition for places is the norm at Old Trafford and added that he was ready to be patient to play in the Premier League. He told Swedish outlet Expressen: 'I feel no stress. The Sweden global joined from Benfica for a whopping £30million but is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League. Despite playing regularly this season he has already been rested for midweek Champions League clashes with Basel and CSKA Moscow, as well as the Carabao Cup third-round ... (more...)
Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During National Anthem Kobe Bryant Says He Would Kneel During National Anthem
- October 06, 2017

After 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers , Kobe Bryant retired following a 60-point performance against the Utah Jazz to end the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season. well, I will let them speak for themselves, but I have a ton of respect for the country, the flag, the military". However, Bryant is still in for a special year. (more...)
Japan to purchase AMRAAM missiles from United States Japan to purchase AMRAAM missiles from United States
- October 06, 2017

Defense Security Cooperation Agency was cleared earlier Wednesday, it said. The possible sale includes 56 AIM 120C-7 AMRAAM weapons made by Raytheon at a total estimated cost of $113 million, according to an October 4 DSCA statement. The country's officials have also threatened to reduce the U.S.to " ashes and darkness " among other threats, which has led President Trump to make a series of threats of military retaliation, many of them on Twitter . (more...)
England coach Southgate due bumper bonus with Slovenia win England coach Southgate due bumper bonus with Slovenia win
- October 06, 2017

The 24-year-old left it late at Wembley - scoring in stoppage time - but he was unconcerned by the nature of England's progression. Poland could also have qualified on Thursday, having won 6-1 at Armenia earlier in the day thanks to a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick - the Bayern Munich striker becoming his country's record goalscorer in the process. (more...)
Notre Dame offers stiff challenge for struggling Tar Heels
- October 06, 2017

Adams started last week's game with a 73-yard touchdown run against Miami (Ohio), giving the Irish a lead they never relinquished. Notre Dame: RB Josh Adams . Despite solid results in recruiting over the last several years, North Carolina still finds itself on the outside looking in. Standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing 205 pounds, Little has great size for his position and is an explosive athlete. (more...)
Yankees or Indians? LeBron James has big decision to make Yankees or Indians? LeBron James has big decision to make
- October 06, 2017

No matter the outcome, fans will see some of MLB's best go at it for at least three games. "I've thrown against them a couple times this year, and in the past I've thrown against them". Yankees scored 858 runs, an increase of 178 from previous year and second in the majors behind Houston (896). Bauer said his good numbers vs. the Yankees this year don't count for anything in October. (more...)
Scotland captain Darren Fletcher warns teammates after Slovakia win Scotland captain Darren Fletcher warns teammates after Slovakia win
- October 06, 2017

Scotland celebrate after sealing a big win on Thursday. They stayed above the anxiety of the crowd. "It was obvious, a lot of people were getting anxious and that is what you pay your ticket for, that is part of the emotions that you get when you watch a match". (more...)
Hornets' Nicolas Batum Tears Elbow Ligament, Out At Least Six Weeks Hornets' Nicolas Batum Tears Elbow Ligament, Out At Least Six Weeks
- October 06, 2017

The 28-year-old Frenchman left Wednesday night's preseason game against the Detroit Pistons , and it doesn't look like he's returning to the court anytime soon. "Batum, a 6'7" versatile defender who can guard multiple positions, averaged 15.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists a year ago as the Hornets went 36-46 and missed the playoffs. (more...)
Packers avoid NFL's parity party despite injuries
- October 06, 2017

Green Bay is banged up, and may have a tough time here. Aaron Rodgers has experience in this department. Prescott is a QB1 with some moderate upside. The Cowboys would slip to 2-3 with defeat this week. "But as you grow as a player, and you start thinking about championships, it doesn't really matter who catches the ball". (more...)
Chargers cut struggling rookie kicker Younghoe Koo Chargers cut struggling rookie kicker Younghoe Koo
- October 06, 2017

The Los Angeles Chargers have signed kicker Nick Novak and waived Younghoe Koo on Thursday. Novak is a 10-year veteran who was the Chargers' kicker from 2011-14. The 36-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Texans , but lost his job to former UCLA kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn after training camp this year. (more...)
Ranking all 16 potential World Series matchups in terms of marketability Ranking all 16 potential World Series matchups in terms of marketability
- October 06, 2017

Los Angeles has home-field advantage because it finished the regular season with the best record in baseball , but the Cubs will play spoiler to earn back-to-back World Series appearances. Only a year ago, the Chicago Cubs ended the longest title drought in North American sports history, winning their first World Series crown since 1908 by defeating Cleveland in a dramatic seventh-game showdown. (more...)
Ryan Giggs predicts where Chelsea, Man United will finish Ryan Giggs predicts where Chelsea, Man United will finish
- October 05, 2017

The Belgian arrived back to England from Wolfsburg in 2015. De Bruyne perhaps has had a slightly bigger impact for City with his overall performances but both players have made a major contribution towards the excellent start to the season that Pep Guardiola's team have made. (more...)
Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys - Free NFL Pick
- October 05, 2017

The Rams' 168 rushing yards were the second-most surrendered by the Cowboys this season (only the Week 2 debacle in Denver was worse), and more than 50 yards greater than any team posted against the Cowboys in 2016. Getting Rodgers going early is key, as the Packers have struggled to put up points in the first half. Aaron Jones led the Packers' ground attack with 13 carries for 49 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Jordy Nelson led the receivers with 75 yards and a pair of TD grabs ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho 'plans to rest Antonio Valencia' Jose Mourinho 'plans to rest Antonio Valencia'
- October 05, 2017

The Sweden global, a £31m ($41m) summer arrival from Benfica , has made only four appearances for United this season and is yet to make his Premier League debut, with Mourinho opting for Phil Jones and Eric Bailly as his first-choice centre-back pairing. (more...)
NRA open to regulation of bump stocks
- October 05, 2017

The statement came from NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox. On the way to survey damage in Puerto Rico, President Trump praised first responders and addressed gun legislation: "The police department has done such an incredible job, and we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by". (more...)
Manchester: a city bound for glory? Manchester: a city bound for glory?
- October 05, 2017

Newcastle have picked up the most red cards against one club, having racked up a total of six dismissals in games against Liverpool. According to the league's figures, nearly $1 billion was split evenly among the clubs last season while the remaining amount was handed out in facility fees which take into account the amount of times a team is shown live on television while merit payments reward a club's final position in the league. (more...)
Xabi Alonso predicts who will become next Liverpool manager
- October 05, 2017

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has backed Steven Gerrard to become a future first-team manager at the club. And Alonso, who starred in midfield with Gerrard for five years at Anfield between 2004 and 2009, believes he will be ready for the senior job before too long. (more...)
Raheem Sterling given full backing of Gareth Southgate Raheem Sterling given full backing of Gareth Southgate
- October 05, 2017

He's also added Harry Winks to the squad after others withdrew due to injury. Jack Butland might have to wait until England's second match to get on the pitch. After Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from global football, Gareth Southgate has a very important decision to make. In his tweet, Shearer gave a little nod to Kane chasing his all-time Premier League goal tally. (more...)
Massa hopes for Williams stay Massa hopes for Williams stay
- October 05, 2017

The Brazilian, who un-retired to rejoin Williams at the start of the year to replace the departing Valtteri Bottas , remains in talks with the team about extending his stay at Grove. "Williams knows 100% what I can give to the team". Renault team managers said at the time that Kubica's Hungaroring test session was created to evaluate his chance of a potential comeback next year. (more...)

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