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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere: 'Troy Deeney's comments not justified'
- October 19, 2017

The Gunners looked to be on their way to a routine win after taking the lead at Vicarage Road through Per Mertesacker, only for the Hornets to win and convert a controversial penalty before Tom Cleverley fired home an injury-time victor. "We can deal with that - we have long experience in the Champions League". "I love my players and I trust their strength of character to respond quickly". (more...)
Joe Maddon Would Have Run Out In Jockstrap If Granderson Hit HR Joe Maddon Would Have Run Out In Jockstrap If Granderson Hit HR
- October 19, 2017

Curtis Granderson of the Dodgers clearly swung and missed on a pitch that hit the dirt, and should have been called out since that would've been the third-strike of his plate appearance. Not one of them saw a foul tip or heard or thought it was a foul tip, which I totally can not agree with that process whatsoever. "The process was wrong", he said. (more...)
Algeria Appoint Rabah Madjer As Head Coach Algeria Appoint Rabah Madjer As Head Coach
- October 19, 2017

Group B bottom team Algeria's only point from the qualifiers was achieved in Blida and the Northern Africans are hoping to salvage something from their last game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Porto won the match 2-1 and became the Champions League victor for the first time. Algeria were knocked out of World Cup contention and are winless after five matches in a hard Group B, which paired them with Nigeria, eventual winners, Zambia and Cameroon. (more...)
India lose top ODI spot to South Africa in latest ICC rankings India lose top ODI spot to South Africa in latest ICC rankings
- October 19, 2017

India had claimed the top spot in the ICC rankings following their 4-1 win over Australia at home recently. South Africa lead the rankings at 6,244 points off 52 matches, giving them a rating of 120, with India only a fraction behind with a near identical rating, with 5,993 points off 50 matches. (more...)
English FA begs Eniola Aluko over Mark Sampson racist remarks English FA begs Eniola Aluko over Mark Sampson racist remarks
- October 19, 2017

FA executives subsequently later admitted failures within the organisation at a hearing with the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee at Portcullis House, with DCMS chair Damian Collins describing the FA's first investigation into Aluko's complaint as "woefully inadequate". (more...)
McKayla Maroney alleges USA Gymnastics doctor abused her at 13 McKayla Maroney alleges USA Gymnastics doctor abused her at 13
- October 19, 2017

Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team physician and former Michigan State University associate professor, was arrested last November and accused of sexually assaulting female minors throughout his career. Raisman has been vocal critic of the way both USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee has responded to past allegations of sexual abuse by athletes . (more...)
Where does Hamilton need to finish to win the title in Austin? Where does Hamilton need to finish to win the title in Austin?
- October 19, 2017

The pressure has switched from Sebastian Vettel to Lewis Hamilton's shoulders ahead of the USA grand prix. While the team may be celebrating on Sunday night, Hamilton may find he has to wait, however. If Vettel can stay in contention after this weekend, the good news for him is that Ferrari should be competitive - if not stronger than Mercedes - at two of the remaining three rounds, with Mercedes pinpointing Mexico as a venue for potential struggles. (more...)
Ben Simmons Shines In His Debut Despite Loss To Wizards Ben Simmons Shines In His Debut Despite Loss To Wizards
- October 19, 2017

Philadelphia went 28-54 past year, while Washington finished 49-33 and were elimination from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Celtics in a 7-game series. "It felt like I was playing 2K, honestly", Simmons said postgame. "I'm going to have a lot of family out, so I'm excited". The two teams split last year's meetings 2-2 and the over-under was also 2-2. (more...)
Redknapp: Pochettino Can Coach Real Madrid
- October 19, 2017

The Argentina manager, oversaw a 1-1 draw in the Group H match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. "Yes, from the first moment I believed in Pochettino, and that's it", Lloris said. But we were very disappointed with the performances that we had. Tottenham's Hugo Lloris dives to make a save against Real Madrid during a Champions League match on Tuesday. (more...)
Delta Air Lines takes Airbus A350 to Amsterdam
- October 19, 2017

And with arrival of the A350, Delta is overhauling its long-haul business class, introducing premium economy and new economy class seats. Other destinations from Detroit include Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing and Amsterdam, which all be flying by next spring, according to Delta. (more...)
Pitino Tells Bilas He Had No Knowledge Of "Pay-For-Play" Scheme
- October 19, 2017

He points to results of a lie detector test as proof. When asked by Bilas if he thought he would be cleared of any futures charge, Pitino quickly responded "one thousand percent, because he knows the truth". "I've had a contract with Converse, Nike [and] Adidas". " There's nothing there. We're trying to get them to admit they made a mistake and move on ". (more...)
Can the Trail Blazers win their season opener without CJ McCollum? Can the Trail Blazers win their season opener without CJ McCollum?
- October 19, 2017

The Blazers were without guard CJ McCollum , who was suspended one game for leaving the bench area during a tussle involving Phoenix's Alex Len and Portland's Caleb Swanigan in a preseason game a week ago. That helped Portland's bench outscore the Suns' backups 18-0. He called timeout after Evan Turner drilled a three-pointer to make it 69-37 Trail Blazers at the 9:40 mark of the third quarter. (more...)
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride - FCV with 1000 km range
- October 19, 2017

The electric motors are in each wheel and the wheels are pushed to the corners of the vehicle for more interior space. Living in Southern California, we occasionally catch sight of Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars on the freeway, but it doesn't look almost as cool as this funky Fine-Concept here. (more...)
LeBron's future with Cavs may hinge on success this season LeBron's future with Cavs may hinge on success this season
- October 19, 2017

The Cavs open the season in a highly anticipated matchup with their former point guard Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics . The 32-year-old James took some outside shots but did very little lateral movement when the media was permitted to watch the Cavaliers work out. (more...)
Eminem Surprises Pistons Fans At Season Opener Eminem Surprises Pistons Fans At Season Opener
- October 19, 2017

With the Detroit Pistons tipping off the season tonight at their new home, Little Caesars Arena, the team pulled out all the stops and had Detroit music icon Eminem get the crowd hyped for the tip-off against the Charlotte Hornets . The Hornets were also the first team to visit the Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills in November 1988. These games aren't necessarily barn-burner competitive contests or even games that ended in a win for the Detroit Pistons . (more...)
PDP Replies Obasanjo, We Won't Die If You Don't Return PDP Replies Obasanjo, We Won't Die If You Don't Return
- October 19, 2017

Daniel said that a party that was hitherto governed by ethos and administered by internal conflict management mechanism based on equity, fairness, transparency and democracy became hostage to judicial controls. He advised President Muhammadu Buhari to focus more on national unity and coorruption to enable him gain acceptance from Nigerians. Meanwhile, Makarfi revealed why former president Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP lost the presidential election in 2015 . (more...)
Champions League: The insane stats delivered by PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN Champions League: The insane stats delivered by PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
- October 19, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain were clear about their ambitions when they swooped in for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe this past summer. In the 44th minute, Cavani benefitted from a Mbappe assist to double the Parisians' lead while Neymar netted the third for Unai Emery's men with a brilliant low freekick in the 66th minute. (more...)
NHL Predictions: Can the Red Wings upset the Maple Leafs? 10/18/17 NHL Predictions: Can the Red Wings upset the Maple Leafs? 10/18/17
- October 19, 2017

Babcock: For sure. It's nice that the first one is at home as opposed to on the road, too , so you can match up accordingly. "We used everybody last night, a good four-line rotation, so that helped us", Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. (more...)
Australia's unemployment rate falls to four-year low of 5.5% Australia's unemployment rate falls to four-year low of 5.5%
- October 19, 2017

Australia's unemployment rate has dipped to 5.5 per cent following another strong spurt in jobs growth during September. Some economists say the Reserve Bank may have to lift rates in early 2018, such is the expectation for jobs growth. Over the past year, the states with the strongest annual growth in employment were Queensland (4.1 per cent), Tasmania (3.9 per cent), Victoria (3.1 per cent) and Western Australia (2.9 per cent). (more...)
Antonio Conte hits back at Jose Mourinho's crying comments Antonio Conte hits back at Jose Mourinho's crying comments
- October 19, 2017

Conte asked the journalist, "Do you think that is for me?" The Belgium global started for Roma against Chelsea in the Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge last night. At the end I think the result was fair. Mourinho, who had two spells as Chelsea boss, said there are other managers who "cry and cry and cry" about injuries. (more...)
Kevin De Bruyne in no rush to agree new Manchester City deal Kevin De Bruyne in no rush to agree new Manchester City deal
- October 19, 2017

The second half was completely dominated by Napoli , who took control of the ball and forced City to defend deep inside their box, which is not something the Blues are comfortable with. "We had some difficulties against a team that is causing difficulties against any team". Napoli had a chance to get back into the game but Dries Mertens missed a 38th minute penalty. (more...)
All Whites defender Durante out of World Cup playoff All Whites defender Durante out of World Cup playoff
- October 19, 2017

New Zealand's hopes of reaching the World Cup Finals in Russian Federation next year have suffered a setback after defender Andrew Durante was ruled out of the two-legged play-off against Peru in November due to injury. With Durante not available, young defender Sam Brotherton is likely to be the player who benefits when the squad to face Peru is named. NZF chief executive Andy Martin said the response was a "great result for football in New Zealand". (more...)
Twins To Decline $6.5M 2018 Option On RP Glen Perkins
- October 19, 2017

Perkins will now become a free agent and can sign with any team, however the belief is Perkins plans to retire from the game. The Minnesota native has spent his entire professional career with the Twins after a standout collegiate career at the University of Minnesota. (more...)
Denmark women's World Cup qualifier against Sweden cancelled amid wage dispute Denmark women's World Cup qualifier against Sweden cancelled amid wage dispute
- October 19, 2017

The DBU said it has also informed world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association of the players" absence, and was "awaiting a disciplinary ruling that may be both financial, punitive and/or excluded from the entire World Cup qualification'. (more...)
Let Police Operate Drones for Emergencies-but with Full Transparency Let Police Operate Drones for Emergencies-but with Full Transparency
- October 19, 2017

Per the L.A. Times , the hotly contested decision allows police in the city to deploy the robots in a variety of conditions, including "tactical situations" (i.e. As a result, the Commission's approval of the draft policy likely opens the door to a broader range of permissible uses of drones at later dates-particularly when the policy does not require the LAPD to return to the Commission for subsequent approval of additional permissible uses. (more...)
Five-star prospect Emmitt Williams charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment Five-star prospect Emmitt Williams charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment
- October 19, 2017

The woman sent text messages to another friend recounting the events before contacting the Orlando Police Department. The accuser, whose name is redacted from the warrant, said Williams began following her around and imprisoned her against her will. (more...)
Real Madrid Star Gets Brutally Trolled For Display Against Spurs Real Madrid Star Gets Brutally Trolled For Display Against Spurs
- October 19, 2017

The match against Real Madrid saw Lloris concede his 236th in goal for Spurs , which means he's averaging 1.06 per game, or a goal let in every 84 minutes. Then Aurier went from provider to dunce as he stupidly went to ground and fouled Tony Kroos after sliding in. Hugo Lloris pulled off a miraculous save to deny Karim Benzema from putting Real Madrid ahead in the second half. (more...)
Voted tops in Big East Voted tops in Big East
- October 19, 2017

Marquette earned all 81 available points to sit atop the poll, which was conducted by the league's head coaches who were not permitted to vote for their own team. Thomas showed all-around skills last season with averages of 12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists, and shared BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors. (more...)
Aspen Initial Hurricane Loss Estimate: $310M Aspen Initial Hurricane Loss Estimate: $310M
- October 19, 2017

Aspen Insurance has revealed pre-tax losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria of $310 million, net of reinsurance and reinstatement premiums. Approximately 75% of the total estimated losses are attributed to the Reinsurance segment and approximately 25% are attributed to the Insurance segment. (more...)
Jose Mourinho could be planning a move to PSG Jose Mourinho could be planning a move to PSG
- October 19, 2017

However, former Liverpool captain Redknapp claimed that Klopp was to blame for the goalless draw despite bringing on Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke in search of three points. Mourinho will have been particularly unimpressed with United's inability to test Svilar regularly, particularly given how uncomfortable he had looked with set-piece deliveries. (more...)