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Dutch sailor wins last-gasp approval to start Volvo Ocean Race Dutch sailor wins last-gasp approval to start Volvo Ocean Race
- October 23, 2017

But Jackson, a three-time race victor, decided against sailing the leg after an arbitration hearing overturned the sacking of the previous skipper, Dutchman Simeon Tienpont, for breach of contract. Sailing, not something we normally cover here on Aviation Wales but as the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race gets underway, its potential to boost Cardiff Airports passenger numbers is in focus. (more...)
Kansas and Missouri's Kansas and Missouri's "Showdown For Relief" raises millions
- October 23, 2017

Kansas and Missouri renewed their 110-year-old basketball rivalry Sunday to raise money for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. "It's a great gesture". The Jayhawks enter the season ranked 3rd in the coaches preseason poll and there is much anticipation for Cuonzo Martin's first Tigers team that features brother Michael Jr and Jontay Porter as well as an incoming freshman class ranked in the top 5. (more...)
Heyman | Mets tab Mickey Callaway as next manager Heyman | Mets tab Mickey Callaway as next manager
- October 23, 2017

While Callaway won't be a pitching coach with NY, his experience will certainly have a big influence on a staff that had extremely high expectations going into last season and was ultimately decimated by injuries and regressions. "Mickey would talk about, 'Do not shy away from contact, because all you guys have good enough stuff to get people out in the strike zone". McEwing spent part of his big-league career with the Mets. (more...)
Cowboys K Bailey leaves game with groin injury Cowboys K Bailey leaves game with groin injury
- October 23, 2017

They did give Heath the chance to kick one extra point and he was successful in dramatic and LOUD fashion . Heath made an immediate impact as replacement kicker. After winning the Lou Groza Award in 2010, Bailey still entered the league undrafted. He was able to make the extra points following the Cowboys first two scores, but didn't make it out for the third. (more...)
Sergio Garcia masters Valderrama to defend title Sergio Garcia masters Valderrama to defend title
- October 23, 2017

Garcia, competing in his native Spain for the first time since winning his first major at the Masters in April, had three birdies and three bogeys for a par 71. "I want to dedicate this one to my wife Angela and our little baby coming next year in March - this one is for them". "Joost played unbelievable. (more...)
Ohio State opens as 7-point favorite over Penn State Ohio State opens as 7-point favorite over Penn State
- October 23, 2017

Penn State is a seven-point underdog for this weekend's visit to Ohio State . This go-around was a tad different. The voters gave Penn State credit for beating up on MI, as the gap closed slightly to 1,525 to 1,444. As for the other ranked opponent on Penn State's schedule, Michigan State jumped two spots to No. 16. Watch " College GameDay " in the Portland area on Comcast 35/735, CenturyLink 602/1602; DirecTV 206; Dish 140). (more...)
Manchester United Preparing January Move For Carlos Soler Manchester United Preparing January Move For Carlos Soler
- October 23, 2017

The signing of Soler from Valencia would maintain a positive recent history of transfer window activity for United, who are now relishing the recent summer arrivals of Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic who have already hit the ground running at Old Trafford. (more...)
Seahawks Trick Play Ends With Controversial Touchdown Similar to Fail Mary Seahawks Trick Play Ends With Controversial Touchdown Similar to Fail Mary
- October 23, 2017

Engram will remain a mid-range TE1 following next week's bye. "We came out here to win a ballgame and play some good football", Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "So at that point when they were on the ground together, and they're tussling to begin with, the catch is over", Corrente told a pool reporter. Graham then made amends for his two earlier drops in the game by catching Wilson's final touchdown pass of the afternoon, a 1-yard fade to make it 24-7. (more...)
Verratti compares Neymar links to Chelsea when discussing Barcelona snub Verratti compares Neymar links to Chelsea when discussing Barcelona snub
- October 23, 2017

He has now revealed he is glad to have stayed in Paris, however, and says that Neymar was similar in his thinking and that it wasn't about money, with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea having been linked with moves. "He struggled a bit at times a little last campaign". "We were asked to win everything and there were a lot of stronger teams than us". "When new sporting director Antero Henrique arrived, the first thing I did was shorten my holidays to speak to him". (more...)
Sven Baertschi scores twice in Canucks win over Red Wings Sven Baertschi scores twice in Canucks win over Red Wings
- October 23, 2017

And, in those games, the Red Wings actually were competitive most of the game. The Canucks improved to 4-3-1 with the victory. The game was tied 1-1 after one period, but the Red Wings lost control of this game in the middle 20 minutes. (more...)
Tottenham crush Liverpool, Arsenal thrash 10-man Everton at Goodison Tottenham crush Liverpool, Arsenal thrash 10-man Everton at Goodison
- October 23, 2017

The match statistics showed that Liverpool has the edge with 65% while Tottenham that won the match had 35% of the possession. This his seventh Premier League goal of the season, which is incredible when you realize he opened the campaign with three straight goalless games. (more...)
Phoenix Suns fire head coach Earl Watson after awful start Phoenix Suns fire head coach Earl Watson after awful start
- October 23, 2017

He was then traded to the Suns once the Clippers acquired Chris Paul and then signed a new deal with Phoenix. In the aftermath of an 0-3 start to the season - including a pair of dismal 40-plus point losses - the Phoenix Suns have wasted no time making their first change. (more...)
Browns tackle Thomas injured, misses first play as pro Browns tackle Thomas injured, misses first play as pro
- October 23, 2017

The ball was picked off by Titans free safety Kevin Byard at the 7 and returned 28 yards out to the 35. The Browns announced that Thomas suffered a triceps injury and will not return. G Quinton Spain was taken to the locker room in the second quarter with an unspecified injury. Garrett joins Oakland defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (2004) and Cleveland linebacker Barkevious Mingo (2013) as the only National Football League players since 2004 to record at least 1 sack in each of their ... (more...)
How to handle Chargers WR vs. Broncos How to handle Chargers WR vs. Broncos
- October 23, 2017

Derby. Reporters at the game estimated that the Broncos fans made up a majority of the crowd, and the orange clothing definitely made the disparity stand out. Benjamin's punt return was the first since December 12, 2012, when Michael Spurlock returned a punt for 63 yards against the New York Jets. The Broncos' offensive problems may have been most evident Sunday, but they've manifested themselves over the past several weeks. (more...)
5 bold predictions for Jets-Dolphins 5 bold predictions for Jets-Dolphins
- October 23, 2017

That's the initial reaction after watching them melt faster than snow in Florida during the fourth quarter of Sunday's gut-wrenching 31-28 loss to the Dolphins. He's right about that, and with good reason - the Dolphins' offense had been bad all season until Sunday's third quarter, when Jay Cutler threw touchdown passes to Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry . (more...)
Andrew Wiggins makes game-winning three, Timberwolves beat Thunder Andrew Wiggins makes game-winning three, Timberwolves beat Thunder
- October 23, 2017

Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns both scored 27 points. T'Wolves star recruit Jimmy Butler chipped in with 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the victors. While another pointed out Anthony's frustration: "Melo, meanwhile, REALLY wanted Towns called for an illegal screen on PG just before the Wiggins shot". (more...)
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette Not Expected To Play Against Colts Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette Not Expected To Play Against Colts
- October 23, 2017

So far, the Jags have been feasting on opponents. The 6-foot, 196-pound receiver now leads the team in receiving yards (291) and has recorded four receptions of 20-yards or more this season. He is a low-end franchise quarterback, but you just hate seeing him get rag dolled behind a house of horrors offensive line of Ryan Grigson's creation. (more...)
Arizona Cardinals: Carson Palmer injured and out Arizona Cardinals: Carson Palmer injured and out
- October 23, 2017

They were helped by the fact Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer would not finish the first half due to an arm injury, but had already done a fine job in shutting down Peterson (11 carries for 21 yards), while receiver Fitzgerald finished the night with three catches for 29 yards. (more...)
Slides: What to Watch For: Falcons vs Patriots Slides: What to Watch For: Falcons vs Patriots
- October 23, 2017

Since a narrow win at Detroit on September 24, the Falcons (3-2) lost a halftime lead in a 23-17 home loss to Buffalo, had their bye week and then blew a 17-0 lead in last week's 20-17 home loss to Miami. See how to watch Sunday's game below. The New England Patriots are 3-point favorites via the consensus at the SportsBook Review . The Falcons are better against the run, as they rank 13th, so it's time to find out if the Patriots' success was due to their own improvements or if it ... (more...)
Israel Folau ruled out of Australia's European tour Israel Folau ruled out of Australia's European tour
- October 23, 2017

The former rugby league worldwide has started every one of Australia's 10 matches this year but will now miss Tests in Japan on November 4, Wales on November 12, England on November 19 and Scotland on November 26. Cheika said the Wallabies would benefit from giving someone else a run at fullback instead of the ever-present Folau. Michael Cheika revealed the 28-year-old has made a decision to miss the tour and therefore will not play another Test for Australia this year. (more...)
Liverpool need to give players a reason to stay says Klopp Liverpool need to give players a reason to stay says Klopp
- October 23, 2017

Liverpool probably edged Arsenal to be the club most linked with the Barcelona outcast, and all kinds of claims were made about Anfield interest. He declared that in his squad "nobody thinks about January" or "about June or July" and that "everyone wants to now be part of this". "I have a contract playing for the club, I earn my money here and I love to play for Liverpool ". (more...)
Rockets fear Chris Paul could miss one month with knee injury Rockets fear Chris Paul could miss one month with knee injury
- October 22, 2017

Paul collided knees with Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers on October 11, causing swelling that was bad enough to slow him down but not enough to keep him from playing three quarters in Houston's opening night 122-121 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino opens up on his Tottenham Hotspur formation Mauricio Pochettino opens up on his Tottenham Hotspur formation
- October 22, 2017

It was important for the team and to play a few minutes. He is part of my plans. "Of course, he has four years more on his contract, of course", the Argentinian said of the 27-year-old. On Wanyama, Pochettino said: "We are concerned about his situation, must wait to see what happens when he sees the specialist". Lamela has endured a nightmare year due to a problem with his hips, but Pochettino said the winger could be among the substitutes for next week's Carabao Cup tie against West Ham. (more...)
Raiders Team Grades: Raiders Beat Chiefs In Huge Come-From-Behind Win Raiders Team Grades: Raiders Beat Chiefs In Huge Come-From-Behind Win
- October 22, 2017

After plays with three straight penalties, Carr was able to find Michael Crabtree for the game-tying touchdown to save Oakland's fading season. Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio , who missed a point-after-attempt last week, hit the PAT with no time left on the clock to give the Raiders the win. (more...)
Arsenal score five to put Everton in relegation zone Arsenal score five to put Everton in relegation zone
- October 22, 2017

After their fifth defeat this season, Everton are in the 18th position with just eight points. Arsenal continued on the front foot after the interval and took the lead in the 53rd minute via the head of Mesut Ozil - the German flicking in a perfectly weighted cross from the excellent Alexis Sanchez . (more...)
Chelsea Sink Watford In Six-Goal Thriller Chelsea Sink Watford In Six-Goal Thriller
- October 22, 2017

They did not miss a host of chances before that extra time victor but they should have scored at least three today at Stamford Bridge and the fact it was our tormentor Richarlison that missed two gilt edged chances makes me think about luck being against us once again. (more...)
Jets vs. Dolphins live stream
- October 22, 2017

Three came in the past two weeks however, and the defense is playing more opportunistic and confident ball as it gains experience under new coordinator Matt Burke. "We live in a different world in our building", Gase said. "We take it very seriously". It's put me in position to help my family and to play on this platform that we all had dreams of playing on. (more...)
Pliskova in convincing victory over sluggish Williams Pliskova in convincing victory over sluggish Williams
- October 22, 2017

Pliskova rode out Williams' attempts to bring the contest under her spell and a positive approach on her opponents' second serve paid dividends as the seven-time grand slam champion chipped long to concede the first set. The Czech hit an impressive 25 winners on her way to victory and admitted she was delighted with her start. The errors in Williams' game were evident early on as a double fault in her first service game presented Pliskova a break point, converted at the second time of asking ... (more...)
Germany striker Timo Werner reveals 'dream' of joining Manchester United Germany striker Timo Werner reveals 'dream' of joining Manchester United
- October 22, 2017

The Germany worldwide has taken the Bundesliga by storm since joining Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has already scored five goals in six appearances this season. A young boy is always a fan of those who win. The 21-year-old has a contract with the Bundesliga side until 2020 but it garnering interest from all over Europe. (more...)
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger 'frightened' by prospect of retiring as manager Arsenal's Arsene Wenger 'frightened' by prospect of retiring as manager
- October 22, 2017

Make friends: Check out Royal Blue Mersey for more Everton coverage, and head over to The Short Fuse for Arsenal coverage. Despite the troubles, Wenger was handed a two-year deal to continue at Arsenal , but the Londoners are now 12 points off leaders Manchester City in the league. (more...)

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