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Cubs send Arrieta to mound seeking clincher vs. Nats Cubs send Arrieta to mound seeking clincher vs. Nats
- October 11, 2017

As the Cubs were doing everything they could to lose, Quintana was keeping them in the game, pitching in to the sixth while allowing just two hits and no runs. While Scherzer mowed down the Cubs, Quintana worked on his own gem in his first career playoff appearance. The Cubs followed that defensive handiwork with a game-winning run in the bottom frame after a leadoff walk to pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella, a sacrifice bunt by Jon Jay, and a bloop single to shallow center by Anthony Rizzo . (more...)
Trump calls for tax law changes for National Football League over protests Trump calls for tax law changes for National Football League over protests
- October 11, 2017

The Lions stand to attention at the playing of the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Panthers in Detroit. The NFL has developed a plan to "move past" its ongoing debate about player protests during the national anthem and could enact it next week, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote Tuesday in a letter to all 32 teams. (more...)
Gareth Bale, Senior Players Urge Wales Coach Chris Coleman To Stay Gareth Bale, Senior Players Urge Wales Coach Chris Coleman To Stay
- October 11, 2017

But his stance appears to have softened in the last 12 months and Coleman could be open to the idea of changing his mind and leading Wales into the Euro 2020 campaign. There'll be a conversation in due course, and my contract is until the summer. "We will wait to see if he feels if he can take this team further". "He's taken that opportunity and created history, and I'm sure he doesn't want that to end". (more...)
Odell Beckham to undergo surgery on fractured ankle, out for the season Odell Beckham to undergo surgery on fractured ankle, out for the season
- October 11, 2017

This injury and the fallout on the field from here on out could prove to be the last straw for many involved in the decision making process for the Giants. The safety has been one of the team's few bright spots. Seven different players caught balls from Rivers, with star receiver Keenan Allen leading the way with four catches for 67 yards. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick didn't tell CBS he'd stand for National Anthem Colin Kaepernick didn't tell CBS he'd stand for National Anthem
- October 11, 2017

Here's the video of the reporter talking about the claim before he clarified it. The former quarterback, who has not yet been signed this season, spoke to CBS sports off camera. Oh, and he also tossed out a little tidbit that Kaepernick will stand for the national anthem . "While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem". (more...)
Has Cam Newton returned to MVP form for the Carolina Panthers? Has Cam Newton returned to MVP form for the Carolina Panthers?
- October 11, 2017

The Birds lone loss of the season came at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that is widely considered the frontrunner in the AFC. Carolina also has to play in-division powerhouse Atlanta twice, and the seemingly always-contending Green Bay Packers once before season's end. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Wants Liverpool Contract Rebel To Replace Carrick At Manchester United
- October 11, 2017

The Merseyside club share the third worst defensive record with Everton, Leicester City and Watford, after Crystal Palace and West Ham United. The Reds are now on a frustrating run of form after having only won one out of their past several games in all competitions with defensive problems costing them victories over that period. (more...)
JJ Watt puts out statement and apologizes after devastating injury JJ Watt puts out statement and apologizes after devastating injury
- October 11, 2017

The defensive end returned this season after missing the last 13 games past year after his second back surgery . The team announced his injury during the third quarter. There is no definitive timetbale for Watt's recovery, but given the severity of the injury, he's not likely to return to the field for at least the next few months. (more...)
Liverpool attacker had a chance to join Newcastle United this summer
- October 11, 2017

Asked about the possibility of joining Jurgen Klopp at Bayern Munich should the Reds boss opt to move to the Allianz-Arena, Can replied: "You never know what will happen". "At the end of the season they just went and bought Lukaku and it looks like that problem at the moment is fixed". If a defender misses three tackles he's off so it's no wonder they are cautious. (more...)
DFS NASCAR: Bank of America 500 Playbook and Lineups DFS NASCAR: Bank of America 500 Playbook and Lineups
- October 11, 2017

Kyle Busch , victor of the last two playoff races, wrecked early in the race yet completed it in a damaged race auto. "Just a never give-up attitude with these guys", Truex said "At this time of year, you want to click on all cylinders, and we just did everything right". (more...)
Barcelona plotting to get major Man Utd target on the cheap Barcelona plotting to get major Man Utd target on the cheap
- October 11, 2017

Griezmann's loyalty to the club is unquestioned. One news source, the Daily Mirror , is running with the inference that Barcelona aim to capitalise on a clause in Griezmann's contract that would see the 26-year-old arrive at the Camp Nou for a realistic fee. (more...)
Chris Coleman convinced to rethink standing down as Wales boss
- October 11, 2017

In a heartbreaking match, they were defeated by the Republic of Ireland 1-0 with a James McClean goal meaning that will have to watch next summer's festivities from home. "Of course we want him to stay", said Bale. "There's a chance I can and a chance I won't", Coleman said when asked if it was possible he could continue in a job he has held since January 2012. (more...)
Wales vs. Ireland 2017 live stream Wales vs. Ireland 2017 live stream
- October 11, 2017

In Belgrade, Serbia qualified after a 1-0 home win over Georgia , courtesy of a 74th-minute strike by substitute Aleksandar Prijovic which enabled the Balkan nation to finish top of Group D with 21 points from 10 games. The draw for the World Cup play-offs takes place on October 17. "Do I fear teams in there?" But they ran out of ideas after falling behind and Ireland comfortably soaked up home attacks. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic targeting Man United return for huge Premier League fixture Zlatan Ibrahimovic targeting Man United return for huge Premier League fixture
- October 11, 2017

However, he will be back at the Aon Training Complex on a daily basis from the start of November to be guided towards a full recovery by United's medical team. Jose Mourinho's boys will return to Premier League action on Saturday, October 14, facing their first real test to the season in a visit to Anfield to battle Liverpool. (more...)
Winners and losers from 'Monday Night Football' in Week 5
- October 11, 2017

The strategy paid off as Keenum came off the bench to lead the Vikings to a 20-17 win over the Bears on Monday night. It's a wild day in Chicago , with the Cubs playing a 3:08 p.m. While Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer is hopeful that his quarterback Sam Bradford will be ready for Monday night, rookie sensation Dalvin Cook will most likely be out for the remainder of the regular season. (more...)
Portugal in World Cup decider
- October 11, 2017

France sealed their place at Russian Federation 2018 with a 2-1 home victory over Belarus to finish top of Group A, with Sweden headed down the play-offs path despite a 2-0 away loss to the Netherlands . Belgium had already won that group and thrashed Cyprus 4-0 with Chelsea's Eden Hazard scoring twice, and further goals from his brother Thorgan and one late on from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. (more...)
Hue Jackson considering QB change in Cleveland once again Hue Jackson considering QB change in Cleveland once again
- October 11, 2017

Another New York Jets game, another solid example of being a game managing quarterback by Josh McCown . "If that is the decision that we make, then I think it will benefit him tremendously because he would get a chance to get a breather and take a look at it from a different lens and not from that pressure", Jackson said. (more...)
Penguins in Washington DC Tuesday for championship ceremony at White House
- October 11, 2017

The trip is an annual rite for title-winning professional and college sports teams, but the President rescinded an invitation to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors after point guard Steph Curry expressed concern over a possible ceremony. (more...)
Ronaldo, Messi top Ballon d'Or list Ronaldo, Messi top Ballon d'Or list
- October 10, 2017

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard , AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci and Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcon were also nominated on Monday. The very first name to come out was that of Paris Saint-Germain's €222m superstar Neymar , quickly followed by Real Madrid midfield maestro Luka Modric . (more...)
Mariota watches QBs struggle as Dolphins beat Titans Mariota watches QBs struggle as Dolphins beat Titans
- October 10, 2017

With Mariota sidelined by a left hamstring injury suffered a week ago, Cassel made his 81st career start - but only his second in the past two years. The Titans (2-3) went 2-for-13 on third down. "I felt a lot of calls were questionable". The running game never got on track, getting just 20 rushes on the day. Whenever you lose you get a lot of blame. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick details desire to play, workout regimen Colin Kaepernick details desire to play, workout regimen
- October 10, 2017

So why hasn't Kaep commented publicly about his situation? "I think what he would say is, 'Well, when I've spoken in the past, when I've made outward gestures in the past, I've been labeled as a distraction". Many media outlets read La Canfora's report as a shift for the quarterback, who hasn't been picked up by a team despite strong statistics relative to other past free agents . (more...)
Muhammad Ali's company suing FOX for $30 million over Super Bowl tribute Muhammad Ali's company suing FOX for $30 million over Super Bowl tribute
- October 10, 2017

The near-three-minute promo titled The Greatest kicks off with Ali, and profiles the boxer's career achievements. "I can show you what it means to be the greatest ". The company says this shows that the video was "far more than a tribute" to the boxing legend. The lawsuit also says the video "falsely implies" that Ali or Muhammad Ali Enterprises had endorsed Fox. (more...)
Tom Brady not present at Patriots practice Tuesday Tom Brady not present at Patriots practice Tuesday
- October 10, 2017

On Tuesday, Brady missed his first practice of the season . The Patriots are not required to release an injury report on Tuesday. Brady discussed the importance of bracing himself for these big hits properly back on September 27, saying that he tries to land on his left shoulder more than his right. (more...)
Kyrgios sets up Beijing showdown with Nadal Kyrgios sets up Beijing showdown with Nadal
- October 10, 2017

The Spaniard won nine games in a row on his way to a 6-2 6-1 victory to reclaim the trophy he last won in 2005. The 31-year-old nearly shut out Kyrgios in the second set and took a 5-0 lead before the Australian won his solitary game to slightly delay the inevitable as Nadal sauntered to his 12th consecutive win. (more...)
Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) 2017 Q2 Sentiment Change
- October 10, 2017

Sharkey Howes & Javer raised its position in Xcel Energy by 0.5% in the third quarter. Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Lmr Llp has invested 0.08% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board acquired 64,909 shares as Xcel Energy Inc (XEL)'s stock rose 9.17%. (more...)
Caroline Wozniacki steers to comfortable victory over Eugenie Bouchard — WTA Hong Kong Caroline Wozniacki steers to comfortable victory over Eugenie Bouchard — WTA Hong Kong
- October 10, 2017

Three years on, her career is in freefall and she languishes at 78th having had just one run to a quarter-final in 2017, on the Madrid clay in early May. Former US Open champion Sam Stosur declared she felt "100 percent" again after she battled into the second round of the WTA Hong Kong Open in three sets on Monday. (more...)
Red Bull duo hoping for a quick start in Japan Red Bull duo hoping for a quick start in Japan
- October 10, 2017

They both joked about the situation at the post-race drivers" press conference with Hamilton insisting he was desperate to prove that he is still "young at heart'. He added: "The absolute intention is we want Verstappen and Ricciardo in Red Bull Racing cars going forward". "Honestly I could only have dreamed of having this kind of gap", said Hamilton after holding off a late charge from Max Verstappen in Suzuka. (more...)
What The Hell Is Going On With Markelle Fultz's Free Throws?
- October 10, 2017

When the 76ers traded up and swapped picks with the Celtics for University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz , they thought they were getting a playmaker with uber scoring abilities, with a game-changing style-of-play. The 19-year-old has also been dealing with a shoulder issue that 76ers head coach Brett Brown told Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer "is affecting him more than he lets on". (more...)
National Football League could require standing for anthem National Football League could require standing for anthem
- October 10, 2017

Since then, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he would punish players for disrespecting the flag, and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he wants the players to stand. Mr Trump has also praised National Football League fans who booed Dallas Cowboys players that knelt before the anthem was played at a recent match. (more...)
Real Madrid open to selling Manchester United target Gareth Bale for £89m?
- October 10, 2017

El Confidencial reports Madrid are considering selling Bale who joined them in a then-world record fee from Tottenham in 2013 and has been an influential figure during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu. That has alerted Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who is an admirer of the Welshman and has looked to bring him to Old Trafford in the past. (more...)