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"The Professor" gave a great lecture in Game 1
- October 08, 2017

But Baker didn't announce his starters for Game 2 or 3 on Saturday or Monday, leaving fans to wonder when they might see Scherzer or Gio Gonzalez , the other starter likely to be in the mix for the start. "We'll be better tomorrow". He did well all season pitching with runners in scoring position. Strasburg and Hendricks hung up zeroes through five innings with Strasburg not allowing a hit. (more...)
NLDS Game 1, Cubs vs. Nationals: Highlights, recap and more
- October 08, 2017

As far as game two goes, we are getting the team in much better form with the pitcher in better form at plus money. Closer Wade Davis polished off the shutout with a one-two-three ninth. One out later, Bryant drove in the first run with a single to right-center and went to second when Harper's throw missed the cutoff man. The cutoff man almost got him at second, but replay confirmed he was safe. (more...)
Penn State vs. Northwestern: The big question Penn State vs. Northwestern: The big question
- October 08, 2017

Before Fisher was ejected for targeting -- a bad blow to my incredible namesake -- he had tackled Barkley six times and never let the dynamic back out of his sight. Defensive backs dropped deeper into coverage. Good quarterbacks spread the wealth, and McSorley continues to do that within the offense . The quarterback strung together small chunks of yards with easy out routes to his towering receivers. (more...)
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante exits France game with apparent hamstring injury Chelsea's N'Golo Kante exits France game with apparent hamstring injury
- October 08, 2017

Chelsea fans were left holding their breath after star midfielder N'Golo Kante went down with a suspected hamstring injury during France's World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria. For Chelsea , they now could be without both Kante and Morata when they take on Palace - and beyond that match too - with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas likely to start. (more...)
Brian McDermott hails Leeds Rhinos' Grand Final win as 'best ever' Brian McDermott hails Leeds Rhinos' Grand Final win as 'best ever'
- October 08, 2017

Nevertheless, Powell hopes Castleford's players can take the positives from their best year in Super League. McDermott insisted all along - even after a 66-10 defeat at Castleford in March - Rhinos could win the championship. When a group of people go through so many emotions together like we have over the last 18 months, you become a strong group. The Tigers finally threatened as the interval neared, but McGuire came to Leeds' rescue with a superb try-saving tackle on Greg Eden ... (more...)
France take step closer to World Cup berth France take step closer to World Cup berth
- October 08, 2017

On Saturday they travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina, who are second in the group and looking to improve their chances of qualifying for the play-offs as one of the best eight teams. Boss Didier Deschamps made his intentions clear by naming a front trio of Kylian Mbappe , Alexandre Lacazette and Antoine Griezmann . "It's more than a goal, it's a fact", said France striker Kylian Mbappe , who wasn't born until five years after the defeat to Bulgaria in 1993. (more...)
Arsenal midfielder Wilshere: Injury woes made me stronger Arsenal midfielder Wilshere: Injury woes made me stronger
- October 08, 2017

Best known for the squandered penalty against Germany that denied England a place in the final of the 1996 European Championship on home soil, Southgate joked fans "might find it hard to find much love for me". A lack of creativity in central midfield has been pinpointed as one of England's weak points. Following a series of injury set-backs, Wilshere is starting to work his way back into Arsène Wenger's Arsenal side. (more...)
Ghana beat Colombia in Group A opener
- October 08, 2017

Ghana collected three points from the win. Left winger Brayan Gomez had a couple of shots at the Ghana goal but could not test goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim properly. Colombia nearly found the equaliser off a counter attack in the 81st minute when left winger Deiber Caicedo latched on to pass from the midfield and made a speedy run into the Ghana penalty box. (more...)
Peyton Manning Statue Unveiling Ceremony Peyton Manning Statue Unveiling Ceremony
- October 07, 2017

Indianapolis made the playoffs for 11 of Manning's 13 years with the team. "That means a great deal to me", Manning told the Colts' official site earlier this week . "I had reasons. I would love to come back there, but because of the way I left the Colts, my relationship with (Bill) Polian, I don't know". For his career, Manning ranks first all-time in passing yards (71,940), passing touchdowns (539) and fourth-quarter comebacks (45). (more...)
Suns great Connie Hawkins dies at 75 Suns great Connie Hawkins dies at 75
- October 07, 2017

Hawkins was an all-time great that many basketball fans never got to see. That year, Hawkins led the league with 26.8 points per game. He will undoubtedly me sorely missed. The Suns lauded his "unique combination of size, grace and athleticism". Hawkins, who played his college basketball at the University of Iowa , began his professional playing career in the ABL due to his connection to the leader of a point-shaving scandal in college. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's First (Public) Kiss: Decoding the Blurry Photos
- October 07, 2017

She said: 'I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. Breaking down royal barriers, Harry, 33, left his official seat and joined Meghan, 36, her mother Doria Ragland, their friends Jessica Mulroney and the man who is believed to have introduced the couple Markus Anderson, to watch the closing ceremony of his beloved Invictus Games. (more...)
Kelly Bryant Suffers Apparent Ankle Injury vs. Wake Forest Kelly Bryant Suffers Apparent Ankle Injury vs. Wake Forest
- October 07, 2017

A holding penalty against Jake Benzinger on first down backed that possession up to midfield and the Deacons were unable to take advantage of the field position. Saturday, Bryant was limping before getting checked out in the medical tent and replaced by Zerrick Cooper with a 21-0 lead in the third quarter. (more...)
Germany, England seal 2018 World Cup berths Germany, England seal 2018 World Cup berths
- October 07, 2017

In some areas, we know where we want to evolve towards. "But what we have to do is look at what we have got". "But he's got to be playing regularly". It's so different. "But we are always striving to become better, and there is a lot of likeness between how City play and worldwide football". Leading second-place Scotland by six points with one match to play, the English are assured of winning Group F. (more...)
Walk-Off Dreams: Indians Stage Improbable Comeback in ALDS Win Walk-Off Dreams: Indians Stage Improbable Comeback in ALDS Win
- October 07, 2017

That allows Cleveland the chance to use its ace in Game 2. The Indians have been relentless and resourceful this season, and they're on a mission to win the World Series. "That's how I think about it". Sabathia is a battle-tested postseason pitcher. If a situation arises prior to game four - when Severino is now scheduled to start if the Indians do not pull off the sweep - where he's needed in a jam, would it really hurt the Yankees to use him? The Yankees had plenty of power, but it's not ... (more...)
Florida assistant coach knew Florida would win in Baton Rouge in 2016 Florida assistant coach knew Florida would win in Baton Rouge in 2016
- October 07, 2017

Guice, along with Darrel Williams , pace LSU's rushing attack with five touchdowns apiece. Against Florida, the Tigers will face a Gator team that is giving up 26.0 points and 381.2 total yards per game (141.0 rushing, 240.2 passing). This weekend's game is the premier game in the SEC for week six and is also Florida's homecoming game, something many LSU fans found disrespectful to the Tigers. (more...)
Cubs vs. Nationals, NLDS Game 2 live stream
- October 07, 2017

Hendricks bunted Baez to second. Before this year, they had been to the playoffs three times since moving to D.C.in 2005. Less than a half-hour before the game, the Nationals announced that assistant hitting coach Jacque Jones has been suspended with pay pending an internal investigation. (more...)
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Belgium
- October 07, 2017

One of the nine group runners-up will miss out on the play-offs - with Bosnia now occupying that spot ahead of Greece's away trip to Cyprus. If Greece fail to win in Cyprus, they cannot reach the 13-point target that would see them finishing above Ireland , dependent on goal difference. (more...)
Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku posts positive injury update Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku posts positive injury update
- October 07, 2017

Roberto Martinez counts with a star-studded squad featuring players like Romelu Lukaku , Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Thibaut Courtois amongst others. Despite that, the Belgian featured in the starting eleven but was seen visibly struggling before being subbed off. In eight matches in all competitions this campaign, Fellaini has netted on four occasions - including a brace against Crystal Palace last week. (more...)
Dante Exum Suffers Serious Shoulder Injury Dante Exum Suffers Serious Shoulder Injury
- October 07, 2017

Unfortunately, the Jazz are now conferring with doctors about Exum's options. Afterwards, Utah coach Quin Snyder didn't sound optimistic when he told reporters that Exum had been taken to the hospital for an MRI. Exum's injury leaves Utah hurting at backup point guard behind starter Ricky Rubio, with only Raul Neto (8.6 minutes per game last season) and rookie Donovan Mitchell on the roster. (more...)
Nationals assistant hitting coach Jacque Jones suspended over lawsuit Nationals assistant hitting coach Jacque Jones suspended over lawsuit
- October 07, 2017

But according to the Washington Post, a woman filed suit September 28 against Jones and the Nationals in California Superior Court in San Diego County. Jones has been a member of the Nationals' organization since the start of the 2016 season. The team's focus should be exclusively on the Cubs, but this legal matter will have the attention of the front office and will be hard to ignore with Jones missing from the dugout and clubhouse. (more...)
Winx wins her 21st consecutive race Winx wins her 21st consecutive race
- October 07, 2017

What's impressed me is how settled she is down here. Humidor's thrashing at the hands of super mare Winx will result in an important gear change in the Caulfield Cup, with trainer Darren Weir set to adds blinkers for the $3 million race in two weeks. (more...)
That'll About Do It For Nick Folk In Tampa That'll About Do It For Nick Folk In Tampa
- October 07, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't shake their kicking woes. Tampa Bay had a final opportunity, driving to the Patriots 19-yard line with three seconds remaining before Winston threw an incompletion near the goal line on the game's final play. (more...)
Gronkowski inactive for Patriots primetime matchup vs. Bucs
- October 07, 2017

At the 18-yard line, Winston would hook-up with his tight end Cameron Brate for the touchdown to narrow the game lead to five points (19-14). "There's nothing I don't love about Danny Amendola", offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said of the wide receiver who caught eight passes for 77 yards and five first downs in the 19-14 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. (more...)
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) Sees the Tape Move 1.10% NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) Sees the Tape Move 1.10%
- October 07, 2017

In other Nike news, CAO Hilary K. Krane sold 28,072 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 14th. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of NKE in report on Wednesday, June 29 with "Outperform" rating. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.45, for a total value of $855,200.00. Also, insider Eric D. Sprunk sold 112,323 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. (more...)
Pakistan remove Dinesh Chandimal, pick fourth wicket against Sri Lanka Pakistan remove Dinesh Chandimal, pick fourth wicket against Sri Lanka
- October 07, 2017

Their relative inexperience is an Achilles Heel the visitors must capitalise on if they wish to win the second Test. Amir was one of the two wicket-takers in Dubai but his length sometimes allowed batsmen to work him around on a flat pitch. (more...)
Goffin takes another step towards London, Mannarino awaits in final Goffin takes another step towards London, Mannarino awaits in final
- October 07, 2017

Belgian David Goffin continued his rise up the Emirates ATP Race To London and into contention for a spot at the Nitto ATP Finals on Friday when he reached the semi-finals of the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2017. "When you've won a lot of matches you know how to play the important moment - you have a great feeling on court, confidence", Goffin said. The victory extends Goffin's winning streak to eight matches, including four in winning his first title since 2014 in Shenzhen ... (more...)
Boston's Mookie Betts leaves Game 2 with a wrist injury
- October 07, 2017

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was lifted from Game 2 in the eighth inning after aggravating a left wrist injury. "So we fully respect and understood the opponent, and they're playing like that". The Red Sox staff has been embarrassed by Houston's major-league leading offense, one that collectively hit.282 this season, nearly 10 points better than the next best-hitting team. (more...)
Syria keep World Cup hopes alive Syria keep World Cup hopes alive
- October 07, 2017

The winner of the tie advances to a two-legged inter-continental playoff against the fourth-placed side from the Concacaf region next month with a berth at next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation awaiting the victors. The critical moment came with six minutes to go, when Leckie made contact with Soma as they both leaped to head a high ball and Faghani blew for the penalty. (more...)
Chelsea may face fight to keep Courtois
- October 07, 2017

Blues owner Roman Abramovich wants the club's No 1 to stay at Stamford Bridge, with Courtois viewed among the top five goalkeepers in world football. One thing Real Madrid are known for it's poaching key players from the Premier League . The other big candidate to move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is, of course, the man who has been discussed for a very long time, David de Gea . (more...)
Stars goalie Ben Bishop leaves game after taking shot to the mask Stars goalie Ben Bishop leaves game after taking shot to the mask
- October 07, 2017

The Golden Knights also spoiled coach Ken Hitchcock's return to Dallas 18 years after he directed the franchise's only Stanley Cup title. He was sacked during the 2001-02 season, the only one in a span of 11 that the Stars missed the playoffs. (more...)