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Iniesta 'renews for life' at Barcelona
- October 06, 2017

However, Barca have now confirmed that a deal has been struck which they hope will see the 33-year-old remain at the club until he retires. Xavi Hernandez made a similar decision in the summer of 2015 when he left the Nou Camp to continue his career in Qatari club al-Sadd SC. (more...)
Vettel gets better of Hamilton as rain hits Japan first practice
- October 06, 2017

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel set the pace today for the Japanese Grand Prix with a blistering drive in the morning's free practice before rain caused havoc in the afternoon. After two missed opportunities at the last two races, Vettel is in need of a victory at Suzuka and got his weekend off to a good start with a quick lap 0.211s faster than title rival Lewis Hamilton. (more...)
Thierry Henry: 'Anthony Martial far better than I was at same age' Thierry Henry: 'Anthony Martial far better than I was at same age'
- October 06, 2017

In the majority of polls rating the best players the Premier League has ever had, Thierry Henry is the last man standing. "Martial can be world class". Martial will be hoping to overcome the thigh injury which has kept him out of France's upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers, although he could be back when Manchester United head to Anfield to face Liverpool after the worldwide break. (more...)
Nationals To Start Stephen Strasburg In Game 1 Against Cubs
- October 06, 2017

That leaves Jake Arrieta - the 2015 NL Cy Young award victor - pitching game four, which might not even occur in the best-of-five series. Scherzer tweaked his hamstring in his final regular season start on Saturday. In fact, Hendricks has a sparkling 2.19 ERA in the second half. He did pitch Game 1 of the 2014 NLDS against the Giants and allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings, charged with the loss. (more...)
Brazil extend unbeaten World Cup qualifying run after Bolivia stalemate Brazil extend unbeaten World Cup qualifying run after Bolivia stalemate
- October 06, 2017

Today's game against Bolivia is also a chance to test the players' endurance; the matches in La Paz are the most hard in the South America Qualifiers for one simple reasons: the altitude. They'll be out for blood, and that could be bad for Bolivia's dreams. He will look to continue his undefeated run with the team. Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe was the man of the match after three saves of Neymar . (more...)
MLB announces start time for Indians-Yankees ALDS Game 3 MLB announces start time for Indians-Yankees ALDS Game 3
- October 06, 2017

This should prove to be an entertaining series. Judge, Didi Gregorius and a brilliant bullpen rescued NY and lifted the Yankees to their first post-season victory in five years. NY won nine regular-season games after trailing by three runs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau - including when Severino fell behind against the Twins on September 20 as NY rebounded to complete a series sweep. (more...)
Former Chelsea star leaves door open for shock return Former Chelsea star leaves door open for shock return
- October 06, 2017

I liked them very much and what they were offering me at that time. "And preferably to Chelsea , who opened the doors for me to return". Conte has admitted his love for Italy on a number of occasions, and amid rumours of him quitting England to return home, Chelsea are keen to keep him sweet. (more...)
Hendricks earns start in Game 1 Hendricks earns start in Game 1
- October 06, 2017

The Nationals also won two of three in Chicago from August 4-6 as Washington pitcher Tanner Roark , a University of IL product, won the opener 4-2 over Hendricks . Washington general manager Mike Rizzo grew up in Chicago. "You have to pay attention to the running game", Hendricks said Thursday. The cheapest tickets now available on StubHub for Game 3 are now at $108 apiece for standing room only tickets. (more...)
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs NLDS preview and prediction
- October 06, 2017

One of the players that is highly valued by the team, recently acquired Howie Kendrick, was traded from the Phillies. I love baseball and I love my family and I'm definitely getting up there in years, so family and kids are a lot more important. (more...)
D-backs announce Taijuan Walker as starter for Game 1 of NLDS D-backs announce Taijuan Walker as starter for Game 1 of NLDS
- October 06, 2017

In the wild card game versus Colorado, the Diamondbacks put up 11 runs, including six unanswered in the first three innings. But team officials had not confirmed the rotation beyond Game 1. I just think we have guys that like to step up and they're not intimidated. Paul Goldschmidt led Arizona in all major hitting categories, finishing the regular season with a.297 batting average , 36 home runs, 120 RBI, and 166 hits. (more...)
United States faces goalkeeper questions in key World Cup qualifiers
- October 06, 2017

Four years ago the US rested many regulars heading into its qualifying finale at Panama , and the hosts were about 90 seconds from winning and advancing to a playoff against New Zealand. United from 1996 to 1997. It's been an ugly qualifying process for USMNT defenders (and goalies), and the spotlight will be firmly focused on the back come kickoff on Friday. (more...)
Altuve, Astros blast Red Sox in Game 1 Altuve, Astros blast Red Sox in Game 1
- October 06, 2017

The Astros now possess a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series, with Game 2 scheduled to take place on Friday. As for specific matchups - like the Kelly vs. Sale has been scrupulously tested in the regular season. Sale was the obvious choice to start Game 1 against Houston's Justin Verlander , and any doubt was removed when the Red Sox lefty was scratched from the meaningless regular-season finale against the Astros on Sunday. (more...)
CEO: Saudi Aramco Not Discussing Stake in Novatek's Arctic LNG project 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 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 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...)