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Tirunesh Dibaba Wins Chicago Marathon; Jordan Hasay Third in Historic Time Tirunesh Dibaba Wins Chicago Marathon; Jordan Hasay Third in Historic Time
- October 08, 2017

Without the use of pacemakers - athletes who are paid to lead portions of the race in hopes of encouraging fast times - the opening splits of the men's race were slow, 2:11 pace to be exact through the first few kilometres. Stanley Biwott, a 2:03:51 marathoner and victor of New York City in 2015, dropped out shortly after. "This was very special for me, this was my third marathon and I am pleased because I have learnt a lot", she said after the race. (more...)
Brian Lewerke: Michigan State Still Fueled By "Little Brother"
- October 08, 2017

And their chances versus Penn State could be better with the game in East Lansing. They're the team on the upswing again. Michigan State has bounced back with vengeance. But even right before the half, when a field goal would have made it a one-score game for MI, tight end Sean McKeon also committed a costly fumble that ensured the margin stayed at 11 points and maintained a steep uphill climb for the Wolverines. (more...)
Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals Game 2 score, TV channel Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals Game 2 score, TV channel
- October 08, 2017

Baseball is contagious when you're going well and also when you're going bad. "That's playoff baseball", first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. Most importantly, they turned a 1-3 deficit and possible 0-2 series hole into a 6-3 lead and chance to pull even before leaving D.C. (more...)
What Hurts the Most: Nationals 6, Cubs 3 What Hurts the Most: Nationals 6, Cubs 3
- October 08, 2017

The Nats managed only two hits in Game 1, and they had only two hits going into the eighth on Saturday. The Cubs are scary at home, but the Nats have a serious pitching advantage here, which forces me to pick them to steal game three. The ruling was upheld. Anthony Rendon was 1-for-3 with two runs scored. The Nationals orchestrated a scoring opportunity on the back - and legs - of Zimmerman in the fifth inning. (more...)
Tunisia beats Guinea, closer to World Cup finals Tunisia beats Guinea, closer to World Cup finals
- October 08, 2017

Naby Keita had put a huge dent in their hopes with a 35th minute strike, but Msakni levelled with the last kick of the first half, firing home a free-kick. Although, qualification is long gone with Guinea joint bottom of the table with Libya and seven points adrift from DR Congo. Msakni completed his hat-trick right at the death, just after Guinea's goal scorer Keita was sent off. (more...)
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- October 08, 2017

Slavin beat a sprawled-out Alex Stalock high with a backhand in the third round of the shootout, and Darling got a piece of Staal's shot to end it. Carolina will also be counting on 22-year-old center Elias Lindholm, who increased his assist total in each of the last three seasons and recorded a team-most 34 in 2016-17. (more...)
Arsenal boss Wenger sees long-term target Benzema as Alexis replacement Arsenal boss Wenger sees long-term target Benzema as Alexis replacement
- October 08, 2017

City have made light of that blow during the opening weeks of the season, dropping just two points in their opening seven league games and making a 100% start to their European campaign. Manchester United are now joint-top of the Premier League alongside Manchester City , tied on points with just one goals separating the two rivals. (more...)
Andrea Pirlo to retire at end of New York City FC contract
- October 08, 2017

You have a problem with the physical condition every day, you can't train the way you want because you have some problems. At my age, it's fine to say enough is enough. "There's not one right and one wrong way". If they call you immediately to [coach] a first team, it's hard to refuse. Pirlo won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, where he was man of the match in three of their matches including the memorable final against France. (more...)
India win shortened T20I opener India win shortened T20I opener
- October 08, 2017

It was a tough time for me and my family. Dhoni came forward and had his gloves up, but Kohli had done his part with perfection and the ball shattered the stumps. You need to have skill and a strong head in T20I cricket. Giving credit to IPL, Dhawan said: "You really get a good boost when you perform well with worldwide players in the IPL". (more...)
Chris Eubank Jr. Destroys Avni Yildirim in Three Rounds Chris Eubank Jr. Destroys Avni Yildirim in Three Rounds
- October 08, 2017

Round three was more of the same until Eubank began to unload and hit Yildrim in the sweet spot with a left hook, which sent Yildrim swinging and to the canvas, forcing the end of the fight. Pictures published online and social media from the event showed fighting between rival groups, with chairs being thrown and some men left blooded. (more...)
Wenger speaks on Ancelotti replacing him as Arsenal manager Wenger speaks on Ancelotti replacing him as Arsenal manager
- October 08, 2017

The award will be the second handed out this season, with Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner earning the award for August. But Wenger insists it will be those in charge in the boardroom that decide who will eventually replace him. The four-man shortlist for September's Premier League Manager of the Month award has been announced. Ancelotti won the Premier League in the 2009-10 season during a spell at Chelsea and he is likely to be in demand when he returns to football, with his three ... (more...)
Leslie Jones Dresses Up as Wonder Woman for Gal Gadot on 'SNL'
- October 08, 2017

Prior to bursting onto the scene in Hollywood as one of its breakout stars , Gadot was crowned Miss Israel in 2004 and later served two years as a combat trainer in the Israel Defense Forces. Jones gave her a few tourist-friendly tips about staying away from the Times Square Elmo and told Gadot how she watched the Wonder Woman movie on a DVD 'that was shot in a theatre'. (more...)
No. 11 Washington State handles OR to remain unbeaten No. 11 Washington State handles OR to remain unbeaten
- October 08, 2017

OR took over from their 24 yard line. Still, his command of the offense led to multiple big plays. The Oregon Defense played well. "Some of it is we had a lot of guys that started a lot past year and I think they've continued to get better". (more...)
Kiwi steals pole with track record at iconic race Kiwi steals pole with track record at iconic race
- October 08, 2017

He finished ahead of Holden David Reynolds (2:04.27) and Ford's 2014 Bathurst champion Mark Winterbottom (2:04.49). His practice lap effort of 2:04.14 smashed Holden great Jamie Whincup's 2015 mark by 0.76 of a second. "This is something I will certainly never forget". And it seemed McLaughlin might struggle to deliver. McLaughlin flirted with disaster on his maximum-commitment run, dropping two wheels into the grass at 200km/h on the exit of McPhillamy Park before wriggling the ... (more...)
Ferrari's Vettel lays down early marker in Japan Ferrari's Vettel lays down early marker in Japan
- October 08, 2017

A heavy crash for Romain Grosjean at the top of the Esses in the closing stages of Q1 brought that segment to an early end, which prevented any of the lower runners from bettering their benchmark times . Vettel's time came after the removal of Sainz's battered vehicle, the four-time world champion pointing his finger angrily at Sauber's Marcus Ericsson as he crossed the line. (more...)
FC Barcelona to join Catalan strike today FC Barcelona to join Catalan strike today
- October 08, 2017

The Catalan government offered a rosier picture, saying that it would do everything possible to help regional businesses. The influential Catalan business lobby Cercle d'Economia said on Wednesday it was extremely anxious by the prospect of Catalonia declaring independence from Spain and called for leaders from both sides to start talks. (more...)
Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Rooms Overlooking Lollapalooza
- October 08, 2017

In an interview with '60 Minutes, ' four officers who were the first to storm into Paddock's rented hotel room reveal new details about the deadliest shooting in American history. He had no criminal record, no known history of mental illness and no outward signs of social disaffection, political discontent or extremist ideology, police said. (more...)
Fabricio Werdum Demolishes Late Replacement Walt Harris With Early Armbar Fabricio Werdum Demolishes Late Replacement Walt Harris With Early Armbar
- October 08, 2017

The UFC also released an official statement regarding the switch. Harris was planning on going up against a striker tonight at UFC 216 in Las Vegas, but instead he got stuck with one of - if not the - best grappler in the heavyweight division...and it showed. (more...)
Tracy McGrady joins Orlando Magic as special assistant to CEO Tracy McGrady joins Orlando Magic as special assistant to CEO
- October 08, 2017

McGrady will also reportedly help promote the team's G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic, who are slated to begin their inaugural season this fall. McGrady played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association with Orlando , Toronto, Houston, New York, Detroit, Atlanta and San Antonio before retiring in 2013. (more...)
JT Brown, Lightning forward, raises fist during national anthem JT Brown, Lightning forward, raises fist during national anthem
- October 08, 2017

But he did in Sunrise on Saturday with his first chance. The 27-year-old Brown, who was scratched for Tampa Bay's season-opening win against Florida , remained standing throughout the anthem Saturday night. Protests during the National Anthem have finally made their way to the NHL. "Some will tell you that's disrespecting the military", Brown said. The protest culminated in a massive demonstration late last month after President Donald Trump called players who don't stand up "sons of ... (more...)
How to Watch Wisconsin vs. Nebraska How to Watch Wisconsin vs. Nebraska
- October 08, 2017

Before the break, the Huskers navigated the field for a Drew Brown field goal to reach the half time score. Wisconsin tagged on a 37-yard field goal by Rafael Gaglianone after marching 11 plays for 61 yards over 5:47 on its first offensive possession to extend its lead to 10-3. (more...)
UFC 216: Demetrious Johnson creates history with dominant win over Borg UFC 216: Demetrious Johnson creates history with dominant win over Borg
- October 08, 2017

At best, the challenger was able to move forward, but mostly because of Johnson's superior movement - Johnson was never really in danger. Borg grabbed a leg, but once again was thwarted. Then he went with a high left kick that forced Borg to block it. Moments later, Johnson kicked to the body. Johnson continued to dominate proceedings and took Borg back to the ground, peppering him with hard elbows and attempting several submission attempts before the buzzer. (more...)
Hamlin earns pole playoff race at Charlotte Hamlin earns pole playoff race at Charlotte
- October 08, 2017

Winning the pole is a step toward backing up those comments. "We go out and try to win every single week but being at a track that we've been so successful ... Last week at Dover saw the last race of the first round of the Chase Playoffs and the elimination of four title hopefuls. Dale Earnhardt, Jr ., didn't want "something silly or goofy" as a gift from Charlotte Motor Speedway in honor of his final race there as a full time driver, and the speedway got the message. (more...)
Alabama Crimson Tide at Texas A&M Aggies Alabama Crimson Tide at Texas A&M Aggies
- October 08, 2017

He is fifth in the league in both rushing and pass efficiency. The unflappable quarterback from Houston leads No. 1 Alabama into Kyle Field Saturday night as the biggest playmaker on an offense loaded with them. He cares more about once-in-a-generation defensive tackles and linebackers. The defense had four in the fourth quarter against the Gamecocks, albeit against an offensive line missing three injured starters. (more...)
Defending champion Tyrrell Hatton moves five clear at Dunhill Links Defending champion Tyrrell Hatton moves five clear at Dunhill Links
- October 08, 2017

Level with Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the leaderboard at the start of day three, the 2016 victor birdied three of his first five holes and finished at 18 under-par overall. Irishman Paul Dunne, the 24-year-old who shot a nine-under-par 61 on the final day of last week's British Masters to thwart McIlroy and win his first European Tour event , produced a steady 70 at Kingsbarns to take sole possession of third place, seven shots off the lead. (more...)
Terps Fall at #10 Ohio State Terps Fall at #10 Ohio State
- October 08, 2017

The new QB went 18-of-28 for 154 yards and two TDs, and with another week of practice with the first team, he could see a bump in this week's stat line . Maryland completed three passes all day. Ohio State is looking for its fourth straight victory when it takes on Maryland on Saturday. He's already got 30 catches for 403 yards and five TDs through the first four games. (more...)
Western Michigan outlasts Buffalo 71-68 in record-setting 7-overtime game Western Michigan outlasts Buffalo 71-68 in record-setting 7-overtime game
- October 08, 2017

It had been done three times prior to Saturday, most recently with North Texas defeating Florida International, 25-22, exactly 11 years ago today on October 7, 2006. The Bulls and the Broncos played an insane seven overtimes, with the Broncos eventually coming out on top, 71-68. Franklin ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns for Western Michigan , while quarterback Joe Wassink threw for 277 yards and five TDs. (more...)
Packers get major boost from Davante Adams prior to Cowboys game Packers get major boost from Davante Adams prior to Cowboys game
- October 08, 2017

He should assume his usual role as a starter alongside Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb if he's active against the Cowboys as expected. On Friday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy gave a Saturday deadline for Adams to be cleared to play. Though Green Bay officially lists him as questionable for tomorrow's game, all indications are that he will be in uniform and available to play. An independent neurologist has deemed Adams ready for contact with no restrictions. (more...)
Last-second score ends Miami's 7-game losing skid to FSU Last-second score ends Miami's 7-game losing skid to FSU
- October 08, 2017

It looked like the Seminoles would extend the streak to eight with a defense that finally resembled the championship-level unit it was expected to be. The game featured a big special teams play, as it often does in this vicious rivalry. With less than two minutes left and down 20-17, Miami quarterback Malik Rosier led a handsome touchdown drive, finding Darrell Langham in the end zone with less than ten seconds left. (more...)
Florida Gators pay incredible tribute to Tom Petty during LSU game Florida Gators pay incredible tribute to Tom Petty during LSU game
- October 08, 2017

Lamical Perine punched in a 2-yard touchdown to cut LSU's lead to 17-10. The Gators posted runs of 23, 12, 11, 22 and 21 yards over a span of two touchdown drives, with a missed extra point after the second touchdown. After Etling completed a couple of passes on third down, Russell Gage broke a 15-yard run on the outside to give the Tigers a first down at the 43. On third-and-8 at the UF 40, defensive holding penalty on Florida cornerback Duke Dawson keeps the drive going and sets up the ... (more...)