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Bud Crawford finishes Jose Benavidez with vicious uppercut Bud Crawford finishes Jose Benavidez with vicious uppercut
- October 16, 2018

The 31-year-old Crawford (34-0, 25 knockouts), ranked first or second on the world's top pound-for-pound fighter lists, put on a workmanlike performance for the first half of the fight in front of a hometown crowd of 13,000 that included Crawford friend and billionaire Warren Buffett. (more...)
Karolina Pliskova sets up Tianjin final with Caroline Garcia Karolina Pliskova sets up Tianjin final with Caroline Garcia
- October 16, 2018

The two top seeds faced off in China but a tight opening set was followed by a dominant second from Garcia as she ran out a 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 victor, ending the tournament without dropping a set. Singapore nerves seemed to affect Pliskova. The 24-year-old Garcia - seeded second in Tianjin - enjoyed a breakthrough 2017, winning back-to-back titles in Wuhan and Beijing , and qualifying for the season-ending WTA Finals. (more...)
Defense shines in Chiefs 30-14 Defense shines in Chiefs 30-14
- October 16, 2018

It's not just that the Chiefs shut out the Jaguars (3-2) in the first half of the 30-14 win, it's how they did it. Sharing a field with the best defense in the league, the Chiefs' defensive unit looked elite with a slew of replacements, playing the best four quarters of football they've played all season. (more...)
Sachin, Sehwag Congratulate India for Winning Test Series vs WI Sachin, Sehwag Congratulate India for Winning Test Series vs WI
- October 16, 2018

Chasing a paltry 72-run target, openers Prithvi Shaw (33*) and KL Rahul (33*) guided India home easily in just 16.1 overs on the third day of the Test. Holder knocked over Ajinkya Rahane for 80 in the third over after the right-hander had added just five to his overnight score. Shai Hope (28) hit three delightful boundaries off Umesh while Shimron Hetmyer (17) was trying to be more assertive against spinners in their 39-run stand. (more...)
Salah, Van Dijk and Milner set to play against Huddersfield Salah, Van Dijk and Milner set to play against Huddersfield
- October 16, 2018

Van Dijk scored the opening goal as the Dutch beat Germany 3-0 on Saturday in the Nations League. Manager Jurgen Klopp said Van Dijk aggravated the injury during the game but had been battling a "bruise on his ribs" prior to the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain on September 18. (more...)
Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, wins maiden European F3 title Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, wins maiden European F3 title
- October 16, 2018

The title means Schumacher is now eligible to race in Formula One . The title gives Schumacher enough points to gain a super licence allowing him to compete in Formula One. "He has proven himself and can become a great in our sport", said Wolff. His first win of the campaign came as late as the 15th round, which was contested at Spa-Francorchamps, the circuit on which he had driven a demo lap in the 1994 Benetton B194 F1 championship-winning vehicle the year before. (more...)
Astros Bring Split ALCS Home to Houston Astros Bring Split ALCS Home to Houston
- October 16, 2018

And it's true he is still winless over his 11 starts in the postseason and that unsightly 6.03 ERA he dragged into the game as a postseason starter added a new wart at 6.16. The Sox went on to win that series and ultimately the World Series. That's what I'm about; I put myself aside. I understand the narratives and I deserve those. (more...)
Brewers relief pitcher Brandon Woodruff homers off Clayton Kershaw in NLCS Brewers relief pitcher Brandon Woodruff homers off Clayton Kershaw in NLCS
- October 16, 2018

The night started to get away from Kershaw and the Dodgers when Brandon Woodruff led off the third inning with a massive drive to right-center, becoming the third reliever in major league history to homer in a postseason game. "I knew what I wanted to throw". He was outstanding his last time out, scattering three hits and a walk in 4 2/3 scoreless innings last Sunday as the Brewers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series at Coors Field. (more...)
Matthews extends goal streak, Maple Leafs beat Capitals 4-2 Matthews extends goal streak, Maple Leafs beat Capitals 4-2
- October 16, 2018

After a 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens to open the season, the Maple Leafs have allowed an average of 5.5 goals while splitting their last two games against the Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks . Tyler Seguin had a goal and three assists for Dallas, and Alexander Radulov finished with a goal and two assists. The power-play goal was his second. (more...)
Pepperell leads at British Masters as Fleetwood unravels Pepperell leads at British Masters as Fleetwood unravels
- October 16, 2018

She had eight birdies through 16 holes to reach 8 under, but then dropped a shot at 17. Wallace, a three-times victor on the European Tour this year, said he had been buoyed after having a chat with victorious Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn earlier this week. (more...)
Kangaroos' new era marred by shock NZ loss Kangaroos' new era marred by shock NZ loss
- October 16, 2018

We were a bit shaky at times but we this is just the beginning. "The boys have spoken about what sort of team they want to be so the fans do come on the ride with us". New Zealand trailed 12-8 at the break despite dominating possession and territory in the opening period. There were trys a-plenty, including by debutants such as Brandon Smith, the Kiwis went into a 26-12 lead and I said there was no way Australia were coming back from that. (more...)
Aaron Hernandez was reportedly sexually abused as a boy Aaron Hernandez was reportedly sexually abused as a boy
- October 16, 2018

The Globe's Spotlight Team gathered the information from interviews, thousands of court and government records, and text messages, emails and images Hernandez sent and received while in prison serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd . (more...)
Tua Tagovailoa reportedly reinjures knee in Alabama's game against Missouri Tua Tagovailoa reportedly reinjures knee in Alabama's game against Missouri
- October 15, 2018

He sat on the ground as trainers looked at his knee before he jogged off the field and into Alabama's medical tent. Tagovailoa was wearing a neoprene sleeve on his knee in the third quarter after wearing a heavier-duty brace in the first half. (more...)
Former U.S. Open champ Stephens qualifies for first WTA finals Former U.S. Open champ Stephens qualifies for first WTA finals
- October 15, 2018

She has qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global for the fifth consecutive year, and is the only player who will have appeared in Singapore for all five stagings of the prestigious season-ending event. Meanwhile, Caroline Garcia won her first title of the year as the French player defeated Pliskova to edge a nervy Tianjin Open final in China on Sunday. (more...)
Nick Isiekwe, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola Nick Isiekwe, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola
- October 15, 2018

Saracens and England will also be waiting on Nick Isiekwe's fitness after he suffered an ankle sprain in the game at Glasgow while Mako Vunipola's progress will be monitored after he strained his calf. He will have an operation tomorrow and is expected to be out of action for three months. Sam Simmonds was already out after tearing knee ligaments and Nathan Hughes faces a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. (more...)
Steelers still haven't heard from Bell Steelers still haven't heard from Bell
- October 15, 2018

Bell sent a tweet recognizing James Conner 's strong play in the 28-21 win over the Bengals . Still, with one non-victory being a tie and their latest win having prevented the Bengals. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora also reported Sunday the Steelers still are considering trading the 26-year-old running back if he signs his $14.5 million franchise tag before the October 30 trade deadline. (more...)
'I'm not even a professional footballer', Usain Bolt questions drugs test notice 'I'm not even a professional footballer', Usain Bolt questions drugs test notice
- October 15, 2018

The former Olympic champion sprinter hit the headlines last week when he scored twice for Australian side Central Coast Mariners in their friendly against Macarthur South West United. Bolt retired from athletics in 2017, since which he has trained with Borussia Dortmund and made clear his desire to earn a professional deal. CEO Shaun Mielekamp told ESPN that "it's too early to tell" if they will be making an offer to him. (more...)
Almirola takes win at Talladega Almirola takes win at Talladega
- October 15, 2018

He felt there were two cars "dead in the water" sitting on the racetrack where an ambulance should have been dispatched. Todd Gilliland was second when he tried to pass leader Grant Enfinger with 12 laps remaining, and contact between the trucks caused Gilliland to spin hard into the inside wall. (more...)
Aaron Ramsey contract: Arsene Wenger on Arsenal future Aaron Ramsey contract: Arsene Wenger on Arsenal future
- October 15, 2018

Despite the arrival of Lucas Torreira over the summer, Xhaka has established himself as a regular in Emery's set-up and has played in all eight Premier League fixtures so far this season. "I've known Musti for about 10 or 11 years because we grew up together in the youth national teams, the under-17s through to the under-21s". Arsenal gave in to Mesut Ozil's bumper new contract wage demands which has seen the German cop around 300,000-per-week. (more...)
Three takeaways from the Red Sox’s Game 2 ALCS win Three takeaways from the Red Sox’s Game 2 ALCS win
- October 15, 2018

This was his 10th postseason start and he had been 0-8 with one no-decision. It's hard to say that Game 1 in a best-of-seven series is a must-win yet it sure feels like the Boston Red Sox are letting the ALCS slip away by losing the opener in their own ballpark. (more...)
Sonny Gray On Trading Block, Yankees GM Says Sonny Gray On Trading Block, Yankees GM Says
- October 15, 2018

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed during a press conference Friday what the vast majority of baseball observers had probably already assumed: the team will be shopping Gray to any possible takers this winter. Whether the Yankees will be able to find much in return for Gray remains to be seen. Despite posting an very bad 5.69 ERA during his injury-marred 2016 season, the then 27-year-old had the look of a talented young starter with years of team control left, one of the most ... (more...)
Germany national team: Joachim Low's side reach historical low in Netherlands defeat Germany national team: Joachim Low's side reach historical low in Netherlands defeat
- October 15, 2018

Why are we not scoring? That's hard to answer, we have clear chances. Joachim Low's Germany , who won the World Cup in 2014, have now only won three of their past 12 matches. "We played very well at the beginning, created many chances, let them run without the ball and did everything we wanted to", Werner said in quotes published on UEFA's website. (more...)
Sanath Jayasuriya charged by ICC with breaching anti-corruption code Sanath Jayasuriya charged by ICC with breaching anti-corruption code
- October 15, 2018

It is also understood that the ACU had asked Jayasuriya to hand over a phone in his use at some time a year ago. The 49-year-old, one of the greatest one-day players in the history of the game, has been charged by the ICC with allegedly failing to cooperate with an investigation and obstruction of an investigation. (more...)
49ers apologize for omitting Kaepernick from gallery celebrating history 49ers apologize for omitting Kaepernick from gallery celebrating history
- October 15, 2018

As any 49ers fan would know, one of the most incredible moments in the team's long history against Green Bay was engineered by Kaepernick, who beat the Packers in the playoffs twice. He threw for 413 yards in the 2013 season opener, and later ran for a record-setting 181 yards en route to a playoff win against Green Bay. "If you're thinking of if there'd be a different discussion now, I always look into what style of offense I want to do, what style of offense we've been doing for the last ... (more...)
Patriots' red-zone defense key in thrilling win over Chiefs Patriots' red-zone defense key in thrilling win over Chiefs
- October 15, 2018

With security blanket Julian Edelman back from suspension, Tom Brady looks like himself again. After the 24-year old completed the 75-yard score he ran toward the stands. The defense continued their end of the bargain, but it wasn't easy. Following a 17-yard Travis Kelce reception, the Chiefs had a first-and-goal from the 7-yard line. (more...)
Classy Leinster lash Wasps in Champions Cup Classy Leinster lash Wasps in Champions Cup
- October 15, 2018

Then there is the usual firepower in the backs outside him: Elliot Daly, Christian Wade and Juan de Jongh, who get a supercharge when Willie Le Roux jets back in from his South African exploits. His second try last night was a straightforward run-in thanks to Johnny Sexton's between-the-legs brilliance and Robbie Henshaw's draw-and-pass, but his first was a magnificent solo effort. (more...)
Vikings fear rookie CB Mike Hughes tore ACL against Cardinals Vikings fear rookie CB Mike Hughes tore ACL against Cardinals
- October 15, 2018

In Minnesota's 24-16 win at home over the San Francisco 49ers back in Week 1, Hughes announced his arrival in the National Football League with Hughes turning an interception into a 28-yard touchdown. Hughes , the Vikings' first-round pick last spring, was injured on Josh Rosen's 3-yard pass to Ricky Seals-Jones. They turned the ball over twice and struggled on offense and defense. (more...)
Jimmy Butler practises again with Timberwolves as opener nears
- October 15, 2018

Now though, with the 2018-19 regular season just days away, it appears clear that any deal to bring Butler to Miami is now off the table . Butler missed most of training camp and the preseason after requesting a trade earlier this summer. (more...)
India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3: Windies 76/6 at Tea
- October 15, 2018

This was India's 10th successive Test series win at home. India now take on the Windies in 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is, following which they will travel to Australia for a lengthy and much-awaited tour. But he struck with his second ball, removing the latter for a duck. Umesh Yadav's telling contribution came in his second spell when he cleaned up the first innings centurion Roston Chase for 6. (more...)
Claim From Italy: Manchester United Fail With Bid For Serie A Defender Claim From Italy: Manchester United Fail With Bid For Serie A Defender
- October 15, 2018

The Italian media outlet are claiming the Red Devils have been in contact with the Juventus boss's entourage about the possibility of coming to the Premier League. Allegri has turned out to be the third possible replacement for United after Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte. The 51-year-old has won the league and cup double with Juventus in each of the last four seasons. (more...)

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