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Mikel Merino's late victor against Crystal Palace lifts Newcastle United Mikel Merino's late victor against Crystal Palace lifts Newcastle United
- October 24, 2017

Crystal Palace got their first league win this season when they beat champions Chelsea last weekend. What they saw on a grey Tyneside afternoon, however, was far more prosaic as Newcastle laboured in the quest for creativity and the Eagles were unable to rediscover the incision which served them so well against the men from Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Nationals To Interview Cubs Bench Coach Dave Martinez For Managerial Job
- October 24, 2017

An announcement, though, likely will have to wait until after the World Series is completed, with Major League Baseball asking clubs not to make significant news during its premier event. Cora's taking of the Boston Red Sox job squashed those hopes. Martinez, Long and Cora all have no previous managerial experience. Baker signed a two-year deal and won consecutive National League East Division titles, but lost in Game 5 of the National League Division Series both seasons - this year ... (more...)
Karim Benzema hailed as Europe's best No.9 by Real Madrid teammates Karim Benzema hailed as Europe's best No.9 by Real Madrid teammates
- October 24, 2017

Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka. Benzema started as a substitute for Madrid's match against Eibar on Sunday but came off the bench to assist Marcelo in a 3-0 victory. Though Kane has revealed he would love to be a 'one-club man' and finish his career at Spurs, a glance at the past will not boost fan confidence: Real Madrid poached Luka Modric from Spurs in 2012 and Gareth Bale in 2013. (more...)
Dallas Seavey named as musher whose dogs failed drug tests Dallas Seavey named as musher whose dogs failed drug tests
- October 24, 2017

On social media, Seavey wrote that he has withdrawn from the 2018 Iditarod race, and in a video posted online denied intentionally doping his team. The new rule "now holds a musher strictly liable for any positive test". "I think that's what a lot of mushers are concerned about", said President of the Iditarod Official Finishers Club Wade Marrs. (more...)
Arsenal v Norwich City Arsenal v Norwich City
- October 24, 2017

Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring), Calum Chambers (hip), Santi Cazorla (ankle), Danny Welbeck and David Ospina (both groin) miss out. Arsenal looked to be in for another tough away day when Wayne Rooney opened the scoring with a fine effort in the opening stages of the Premer League showdown. (more...)
Chargers send Broncos to 1st shutout loss in 25 years, 21-0
- October 24, 2017

For the first time in almost 24 years, the Denver Broncos were shut out - 21-0 - to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr . "We don't want to be overconfident". "Offensively, our formula is to run the football, play-action pass and keep us in manageable third downs", Joseph said. (more...)
76ers rookie Ben Simmons achieves rare feat in defeat to Raptors 76ers rookie Ben Simmons achieves rare feat in defeat to Raptors
- October 24, 2017

Embiid wasn't alone with a stellar performance. Philadelphia 76ers' 21-year-old Ben Simmons has began his National Basketball Association career to critical acclaim after his third straight double-double and a near triple-double in his most recent game. (more...)
Mourinho to pick Tuanzebe over Lindelof after Huddersfield shocker Mourinho to pick Tuanzebe over Lindelof after Huddersfield shocker
- October 24, 2017

United do not have time to think about the result at the John Smith's Stadium, however, as they face Swansea on Tuesday, before welcoming third-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. "They build up the game quite slow, they like to get it out wide and we felt that if we could win the ball back and try to exploit the space in behind - the space the fullbacks leave because they go so high - then we were able to do that". (more...)
Driver who injured Patriots' Harvey Langi facing drug and alcohol charges Driver who injured Patriots' Harvey Langi facing drug and alcohol charges
- October 24, 2017

Just over a week after being involved in a serious auto crash, Patriots rookie outside linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife Cassidy are back home. Police found three different prescription drugs in Conroy's auto after the crash-a pain killer, anti-psychotic and muscle relaxant. (more...)
Jamie Carragher Has A Brilliant Suggestion For Everton's Next Manager Jamie Carragher Has A Brilliant Suggestion For Everton's Next Manager
- October 24, 2017

Their failure to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku has proved particularly costly, and Koeman departs just 16 months after joining the club from Southampton. In the end Hull were relegated out of the Premier League, but Silva left the club with his reputation significantly enhanced after what was a valiant and commendable effort under hard circumstances. (more...)
Eagles Left Tackle Jason Peters Carted Off With Knee Injury Eagles Left Tackle Jason Peters Carted Off With Knee Injury
- October 24, 2017

As medical staff treated Peters on the field, almost the entire Philadelphia team ran out to surround the 14th-year veteran, and the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field chanted, "Let's go Peters", as the cart drove him into the locker room. At 35-years old, it's worth wondering if this is the last time we'll see Peters in an Eagles uniform (should the injury keep him out for the remainder of the season). (more...)
Jamie Redknapp: Liverpool FC problem will be driving Philippe Coutinho insane Jamie Redknapp: Liverpool FC problem will be driving Philippe Coutinho insane
- October 24, 2017

But Liverpool is now prepared to sell the 25-year-old to the La Liga leader when the transfer window reopens at the beginning of the new year, according to Mundo Deportivo . "In both cases it would not make sense - no, there is no agreement, yes, there is an agreement". He has played a crucial part in Tottenham's improvement under manager Mauricio Pochettino and will remain key to the side as they go in search of their first major silverware since 2008's League Cup triumph. (more...)
Arizona State to honor military, Pat Tillman with uniforms Arizona State to honor military, Pat Tillman with uniforms
- October 24, 2017

The jerseys will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Pat Tillman Foundation, which "invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships-building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others", the website said. (more...)
Jones, Couture help Sharks defeat Rangers Jones, Couture help Sharks defeat Rangers
- October 24, 2017

Center Logan Couture scored his sixth goal in the past four games and team-leading seventh. With 37.1 seconds to go, Sharks defenseman Joonas Donskoi dealt a demoralizing blow to the pressing Rangers when he came down the left wing and snapped a wrister over the shoulder of Lundqvist to make it 3-0 heading into the third. (more...)
India skipper Virat Kohli seeks December break from cricket citing personal reasons India skipper Virat Kohli seeks December break from cricket citing personal reasons
- October 24, 2017

Meanwhile, the Indian pacer Ashish Nehra will play only for the first T20 match of the series and Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj will make their global debut in the 3 match T20 series against New Zealand. No wonder then that during the 14-minute media interaction following the announcements of multiple squads for the forthcoming assignments, Prasad stressed that he and his two colleagues, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh, are not influenced by the team management. (more...)
Chiefs' Marcus Peters To Testify For Raiders' Lynch During Suspension Appeal Chiefs' Marcus Peters To Testify For Raiders' Lynch During Suspension Appeal
- October 24, 2017

National Football League appeals officer James Thrash heard Marshawn Lynch's appeal Monday for his one-game suspension for physical contact with an official, according to sources. "Marshawn was just trying to get his cousin and make sure his cousin was safe, because Marshawn saw three big O-linemen going after his cousin, and Marshawn knows how we get down as offensive linemen", Penn told ESPN on Friday . (more...)
Vikings safety Sendejo suspended 1 game for hit on Wallace Vikings safety Sendejo suspended 1 game for hit on Wallace
- October 24, 2017

Under the terms of the suspension, the safety will eligible to return to the active roster on Monday , Oct. 30, one day after Minnesota plays Cleveland in London. Xavier was trying to pull the ball out, which he ended up doing. "[Wallace] went down a little bit, but in my opinion he was a runner". Sendejo is appealing the suspension, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. (more...)
Keys to Victory: Chicago Bears face the Carolina Panthers Keys to Victory: Chicago Bears face the Carolina Panthers
- October 24, 2017

That changed this week when Jourdan Rodrigue quietly returned to work at the Panthers' facility on behalf of the Observer, according to Carolina Blitz. "It's the old saying, 'Everybody has a plan until you get hit in the mouth.' Well, we got hit in the mouth yesterday - whether it was by our own doing or by them. (more...)
Sebastian Giovinco drinks beer, scores world-class goal
- October 24, 2017

This is due to Giovinco's reaction following an Atlanta fan's stupidity to try and hit Jozy Altidore with a missile after the bulldozer of a striker initially leveled things up to make it 1-1 with a tidy finish. One of the 71,874 Atlanta fans inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium - an all-time MLS single-game attendance record - chose to vent his frustration by lobbing a beer at the U.S. (more...)
Le'Veon Bell stiff-armed a Bengals defender into oblivion on Sunday Le'Veon Bell stiff-armed a Bengals defender into oblivion on Sunday
- October 24, 2017

Then Mixon never saw the ball in the second half. Mixon ran effectively in the first half of the Bengals' 29-14 loss and set up a TD with a 25-yard run. Mixon has 235 yards rushing on 74 attempts this season and 1 rushing touchdown so far in his debut season in the NFL. Running the ball has been a problem all season for the Bengals, who entered the game 29th in the National Football League with an average of 84 yards a game and 31st with 3.2 yards a carry. (more...)
Suns fire head coach Earl Watson just three games into National Basketball Association season Suns fire head coach Earl Watson just three games into National Basketball Association season
- October 24, 2017

They've allowed opponents to score 128.7 points per game and 116.6 points per 100 possessions - both league-worsts by a healthy margin. And the Suns , clearly on a mission to tank the season, have no incentive to hold Bledsoe for too high of a ransom. (more...)
United Kingdom pensions system falls four places in world rankings United Kingdom pensions system falls four places in world rankings
- October 24, 2017

The UK's score is 61.4 ("improved [but] still [just] C+") and the U.S. is 57.8, the index, now in its ninth edition, shows. This year, it is the ninth edition of the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index measuring 30 countries and covering 60% of the world's population urged countries with unsustainable pension systems to take action now, rather than risk the need to take even more drastic action in the future. (more...)
Thai football presents the craziest penalty goal ever seen Thai football presents the craziest penalty goal ever seen
- October 24, 2017

With the two teams were still level at 2-2 after 90 minutes, the cup semi-final game between Thailand's Bangkok Sports and Satri Angthong went to extra time and penalties to decide a victor. Worse still, Satri Angthong missed their next spot-kick and crashed out of the competition. "Both teams scored their penalties". Then it looked like the other team had lost because they missed. (more...)
Marcus Peters reportedly will testify for Marshawn Lynch to get suspension overturned Marcus Peters reportedly will testify for Marshawn Lynch to get suspension overturned
- October 24, 2017

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and FOX Sports, Peters plans to testify on Lynch's behalf in the latter's suspension appeal. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Peters will speak over the phone if he can not attend in person. "You know, Marshawn is his cousin, man". Donald Pen later bolstered that storyline by saying as much in a quote to ESPN, "Marshawn was just trying to get his cousin and make sure his cousin was safe". (more...)
Ryan Giggs interested in Everton and Leicester managerial vacancies Ryan Giggs interested in Everton and Leicester managerial vacancies
- October 24, 2017

Everton parted company with Ronald Koeman on Monday , after Everton's 5-2 loss to Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday. Speaking to Sky Sports , the thirteen time Premier League victor said that the stature of both sides is an attraction to him. (more...)
Dodgers confident Seager will return for World Series Dodgers confident Seager will return for World Series
- October 24, 2017

Seager missed the NLCS with a sprained lower back, but he's been working out the last few days and went through a simulated game Monday without any apparent issues. "If he can swing the bat and isn't compromised physically, then that makes sense", Roberts said. The extended breaks between their two brief playoff series have allowed the 104-win Dodgers to keep their starting rotation in order and on full rest, and to give plenty of recovery time to their dominant bullpen. (more...)
Barstool Van Talk cancelled by ESPN after one episode Barstool Van Talk cancelled by ESPN after one episode
- October 24, 2017

The show was hosted by Dan "Big Cat" Katz and PFT Commenter , two members of the Barstool community who are also the hosts of the wildly popular sports podcast, " Pardon My Take ". " Effective immediately, I am canceling Barstool Van Talk ". Or maybe they were trying to balance out the political correctness with some unpolitical correctness and appeal to a different, more "rowdy", sports demographic. (more...)
Too bad Jerry Jones didn't realize this sooner Too bad Jerry Jones didn't realize this sooner
- October 24, 2017

He is now without a team, a situation many believe is down to his decision to kneel, and the quarterback has filed a grievance alleging that NFL owners have colluded to keep him out of the league. Cowboys players all stood for the anthem, many with their hands over their heart. "Our ability to be substantive is based on having a strong NFL, a league that people are really interested in and want to watch and want to watch the games", Jones said. (more...)
Florida coach says players have received death threats amid season struggles Florida coach says players have received death threats amid season struggles
- October 23, 2017

There's a lot of angry people, and in this business, we're the ones you take the shots at. Despite speculation that circulated on Friday, Jim McElwain said he doesn't plan to leave Gainesville anytime soon. It's that time of year", McElwain said. "We're walking off the field, and I'm walking off the field, and I'm looking at the hurt and watching our kids cry", Fisher said. (more...)
Flames place Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve with lower-body injury Flames place Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve with lower-body injury
- October 23, 2017

He will have to miss at least seven days. Jagr played in all 82 games last season and 79 the year before for the Panthers. Jagr is 51 games away from becoming the NHL's all-time leader in games played, now held by Gordie Howe with 1,767. (more...)

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