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Osaka into China Open semifinals with win over Zhang Osaka into China Open semifinals with win over Zhang
- October 06, 2018

Indeed, from trailing 15-40, she won 16 of the next 17 points to simply blow away the WTA World No.10, who belatedly got a game back by way of consolation. It is Osaka's second tournament since she upset Serena Williams in straight sets in the Flushing Meadows final on September 8. China's Wang Qiang advanced with a 6-4 6-4 win over world number seven Karolina Pliskova in an hour and 37 minutes while Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands crashed out after a 6-4 6-3 defeat by Katerina ... (more...)
Windies under fire against India in first Test Windies under fire against India in first Test
- October 06, 2018

Veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh made a cheeky comment on the West Indies cricket team, now on the tour to India for two Tests , five ODIs and three T20 internationals. The top order did not withstand the Indian bowling attack , as Shami accounted for both openers and then a horrendous mix-up saw Shimron Hetmyer run-out just when he looked to be settling. (more...)
Why Man City want to be more like Liverpool - Pep Guardiola Why Man City want to be more like Liverpool - Pep Guardiola
- October 06, 2018

When Kenny Dalglish led the Reds to an 18th league title in 1989-90, Liverpool were streets ahead as England's most successful club. While City are seeking to consolidate themselves as the dominant force in English football by becoming the first side in a decade to retain the title, Klopp's task is to end Liverpool's near three-decade wait to win the league. (more...)
NLDS Game 1 Highlights: Rockies vs. Brewers | Stadium NLDS Game 1 Highlights: Rockies vs. Brewers | Stadium
- October 06, 2018

Happ and then white-knuckled it after Sale left with two on and one out in the sixth. The Astros had a major league-best 3.11 ERA this year, but could they handle Coors Field? They won more regular season games than ever before, gave up less runs than any American League team has surrendered in a non-strike year since the designated hitter was implemented and allowed fewer runs than all but two National League teams have given up since 1974. (more...)
Dodgers to unleash Kershaw on Braves Dodgers to unleash Kershaw on Braves
- October 06, 2018

Stripling finished the regular season 8-6 with a 3.02 ERA, 3.42 FIP and 1.19 WHIP in 33 games (21 starts). Now Atlanta must face Clayton Kershaw and a hot lineup in what is now a very important and pivotal game two. They set franchise and National League records by hitting 235 homers during the regular season. He drove in Joc Pederson , who was hit by a pitch on a 1-2 slider with two outs, and Justin Turner, who walked. (more...)
Typhoon Kong-rey heads toward Japan and South Korea Typhoon Kong-rey heads toward Japan and South Korea
- October 05, 2018

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), "Animated enhanced infrared satellite imagery shows Kong-Rey has maintained a well-defined eye with deep convection wrapping around it". The storm is forecast to move into the East China Sea with winds around 150km/h. The country has seen more than its fair share of named storms this year: Eight came close enough to bring direct impacts on the country. (more...)
Conor McGregor is looking absolutely shredded one week out of UFC 229 Conor McGregor is looking absolutely shredded one week out of UFC 229
- October 05, 2018

Somewhat bizarrely, McGregor also suggested Anderson Silva as a potential bout. "These things irritated me, especially seeing what way it's going, who the belts are given to, who the people who are challenging for the belts, who the person who has the belt is facing to get the belt". (more...)
Tom Brady joins exclusive club with 500th touchdown Tom Brady joins exclusive club with 500th touchdown
- October 05, 2018

Brady's 500th went to Josh Gordon , recently acquired from Cleveland, where he basically was unavailable through National Football League suspensions for all but five games over the past three seasons. If they duplicate their poor third quarter, in which they had two interceptions because of poor ball-security from receivers, they might not be able to recover against a more talented team. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather backs Conor McGregor ahead of upcoming fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov Floyd Mayweather backs Conor McGregor ahead of upcoming fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov
- October 05, 2018

If it appeared that the bad blood between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was no longer at the boiling point, recent exchanges between the men prove otherwise. "Conor gonna come to fight". "From what I know, (Nurmagomedov is) a hell of a grappler, and he can wrestle", Mayweather said. " Conor McGregor , he's a tough competitor, like I said before Conor McGregor's not gonna back down from anyone, he's not scared, he's a warrior". (more...)
Roy Keane opens fire on Manchester United 'cry babies' Roy Keane opens fire on Manchester United 'cry babies'
- October 05, 2018

Having failed to secure some of their wishes in the summer transfer market, Manchester United have been boosted with the words of Helsingborg President, Krister Azelius that he will be willing to give them their target, Andreas Granqvist. (more...)
How to watch Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov tomorrow at UFC 229 How to watch Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov tomorrow at UFC 229
- October 05, 2018

Even the UFC commentator and analysis Joe Rogan also gave a live reaction to the announcement, admitting that he doesn't even know Sijara Eubanks is. He threw a metal barricade at a window of the bus, smashing glass and injuring several people on board, including two fighters who had to be removed from the card. (more...)
Hundred on Debut! Shaw Becomes 2nd Youngest Indian Test Centurion Hundred on Debut! Shaw Becomes 2nd Youngest Indian Test Centurion
- October 05, 2018

With the achievement, Shaw became the fourth youngest player to score a hundred on debut and the youngest ever Indian. Needless to say that India have the game by the scruff of the neck and it shouldn't be a surprise if the match completes on Day 3. (more...)
Mesut Ozil sends message to Qarabag FK fans after Arsenal victory Mesut Ozil sends message to Qarabag FK fans after Arsenal victory
- October 05, 2018

He is humble and he is humble to listen every day in training. Whether his well-taken finish will be the first of many we will have to wait and see, but the early signs are that the 18-year-old academy graduate has a very bright future in front of him. (more...)
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne could feature against Liverpool - Pep Guardiola Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne could feature against Liverpool - Pep Guardiola
- October 05, 2018

Pep confirmed the Belgian trained with the others on Friday. "We will see tomorrow", he told a news conference when asked about De Bruyne playing at Anfield . "They are top side and we try to be closer every time". Manchester City is always tough, even when we won 3-0 in the Champion League . "They are so good at making a real attack and the three guys in front connect very well. (more...)
Roger Federer and Serena Williams commit to Hopman Cup mixed teams event Roger Federer and Serena Williams commit to Hopman Cup mixed teams event
- October 05, 2018

Eight teams will compete in the mixed team event and be grouped into two, round robin games will be played with the sessions including a men's and women's singles match and a mixed doubles match. Federer, 37, and Bencic, 21, won Switzerland's first Hopman Cup since 2001 earlier this year. " He has a very bright future and I'm looking forward to being on court with him , it will be a lot of fun". (more...)
Maurizio Sarri says Alvaro Morata can restart after Chelsea tears
- October 05, 2018

The goal was Morata's second in 10 appearances this season but the striker also had a glaring miss in the first half, shooting wide when one-on-one with the goalkeeper to underline his continuing crisis of confidence. It was important to play for the team like this evening. In addition, the subscribers of BT Sport will be able to stream the match live on the mobile app or via online video player. (more...)
Man United should stick with Mourinho, says outspoken Scholes Man United should stick with Mourinho, says outspoken Scholes
- October 05, 2018

The French midfielder has had several run-ins with his manager at Manchester United , while television cameras picked up a particularly frosty exchange between them during training at Carrington last week. United face a must-win game on Saturday against Newcastle, having failed to win their last four home matches, and Mourinho will face a very hard few weeks during the worldwide break if they fail to collect three points. (more...)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says 'many reasons' for poor form Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says 'many reasons' for poor form
- October 05, 2018

The 29-year-old, who made the trip to London with Manchester United teammates, was not considered good as he was left out of the club's 18-man squad that lost at West Ham on Saturday. Benitez' Newcastle are yet to win a game this season, but Villa's new owners are looking to make a high profile appointment as they look to replace Steve Bruce. (more...)
Not reading too much into India's troubles in England Stuart Law Not reading too much into India's troubles in England Stuart Law
- October 05, 2018

Rajkot: Teenage prodigy Prithvi Shaw is set to open alongside KL Rahul in the first Test against the West Indies after India Wednesday started the practice of naming their final 12 before the start of every game. At the same time, I don't read too much into India's form in England . I was there watching pretty closely. Editorial team of CricketCountry. It won't be an easy task in hand as the visitors will be up against the No.1 Test side in their own backyard. (more...)
Chelsea boss Sarri happy for matchwinner Morata: Every player showing right attitude Chelsea boss Sarri happy for matchwinner Morata: Every player showing right attitude
- October 05, 2018

While a mere 800 odd people felt the Egyptian was better but close to 20,000 people voted for Eden Hazard . "I don't know", Sarri replied when asked if Morata had cried after scoring. Sarri remarked: "It was a very hard because we had the opportunity the first half to score but without scoring it made it hard". Loftus-Cheek made two early season substitute appearances in the Premier League , but has not been included in the last three matchday squads. (more...)
India vs Windies: Second ODI shifted from Indore to Vishakhapatnam India vs Windies: Second ODI shifted from Indore to Vishakhapatnam
- October 05, 2018

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat as the 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw makes his global debut in the first Test against West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday. FIRST FOUR! A backfoot punch through the covers and the 18-year-old Shaw has hit his first four in global cricket. He became the 15th Indian player to do so and only the second player while playing at the opening. (more...)
Brendan Rodgers admits Celtic were outclassed by Red Bull Salzburg Brendan Rodgers admits Celtic were outclassed by Red Bull Salzburg
- October 05, 2018

Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. The Austrian champions, who reached the semi-final of the tournament last season, found Brendan Rodgers' side resolute in defence until the 55th minute when Israel global Munas Dabbur levelled. (more...)
Irving willing to re-sign with Celtics Irving willing to re-sign with Celtics
- October 05, 2018

When Danny Ainge made the trade for Kyrie last summer, he repeatedly told reporters that Irving, being that he was just 25 years old at the time, "fit [Boston's] timeline". In addition, Irving plays with a relatively young core which has shown the promise of playing exceptional right now along with the promise of even better days in the years to come. (more...)
Chelsea boss Sarri: I want to win Europa League Chelsea boss Sarri: I want to win Europa League
- October 05, 2018

On one hand, Chelsea played very well and had some excellent performers - notably David Luiz and Mateo Kovacic. "Alvaro has to think only about our match, only about the result , only about the [team] mates and not about the opponents". (more...)
Uncovered: Infiniti Project Black S Uncovered: Infiniti Project Black S
- October 05, 2018

Infiniti will show its abilities in a big way by debuting a new hybrid concept in Paris on October 1, 2018. "Road" mode involves a relaxed, non-invasive energy recovery that doesn't hinder smooth, seamless roadway commuting, utilizing battery power to help increase the powertrain's overall efficiency and deliver accelerative bursts during common maneuvers like highway entry and overtaking. (more...)
Rugby League-Inglis caught drink-driving after named Australia captain Rugby League-Inglis caught drink-driving after named Australia captain
- October 05, 2018

Rugby league star Greg Inglis has been caught drink driving in New South Wales mere hours after being installed as the Australian Kangaroos captain. "I have been playing for 13 years and I have never had a criminal charge laid against me or anything like that". The NRL were on Tuesday morning going over the case and at this stage no announcement has been made on whether any action will be taken against him. (more...)
Hamilton criticized the track in Russian Federation Hamilton criticized the track in Russian Federation
- October 05, 2018

The Toro Rosso driver's race ended prematurely due to suspected brake failure but not before an object that came off Daniel Ricciardo's damaged Red Bull hit him. He immediately sought to console Bottas, and then invited his team-mate to join him on the top step of the podium. Not only is Hamilton closing in on the drivers' championship, but Mercedes are now firm favourites to become only the second team in history to win five consecutive constructors' championships, too. (more...)
Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut as India reach 232/3 Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut as India reach 232/3
- October 05, 2018

Chesteshwar Pujara added 86 and captain Virat Kohli was 71 not out, as India notched its highest test total in a day's play against the West Indies . West Indies last won a Test in India in 1994. "The West Indies will miss the experience of Kemar Roach who will not be available till the second Test", Ganguly opined. (more...)
Judge, Stanton power Yanks past A's in wild-card game
- October 05, 2018

I definitely think they helped us in that first inning. "It's pretty hard but I'm not disappointed at all", said big league home run champion Khris Davis, who hit a two-run homer off Zach Britton in the eighth. He dominated even more in the sixth, striking out Stephen Piscotty and Ramon Laureano for the final two outs; his exit provided less drama and flair, given that he had no trouble to elude. (more...)
Buck Showalter Wont Return To Orioles Buck Showalter Wont Return To Orioles
- October 04, 2018

Hired by Orioles owner Peter Angelos in 2010, Showalter's contract was expiring this year. The Orioles became just the fifth major league team since 1900 to lose 115 games or more in a season in 2018. He's a three-time American League Manager of the Year. Prior to Sunday's season finale, Showalter indicated he wasn't thrilled about entering a rebuilding phase. (more...)

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