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Bayern held at 10-man Frankfurt, Gladbach miss two penalties
- October 16, 2016

After winning the first seven matches across all competitions with Carlo Ancelotti in charge, Bayern stumbled in the Champions League by losing 1-0 at Atletico Madrid and then drew 1-1 with Cologne at home before the worldwide break. TV replays showed Ibrahima Traore fell easily under Douglas Santos' challenge. Having broken their run of five straight defeats, Schalke 04 are at Augsburg as their coach Markus Weinzierl returns to his former club. (more...)
Butch Jones sees similarity between Vols, Tide ahead of match-up
- October 15, 2016

Tennessee has one of the better kickers in the SEC, one of the better punters in the conference and two risky returners. There are no moral victories in college football, especially in the SEC and especially when you're ranked among the nation's Top 10 teams. (more...)
NZ Have The Belief, ODIs Will Be Evenly Contested: Tim Southee
- October 15, 2016

We've got two world class batsmen ranked very highly in the ODI form, we've got top 10 spinners, we've got new young spinners, and a couple of all-rounders as well. "So here again our intent will be aggressive, play intensive cricket and play to our strength rather than focussing on opponent's strengths and weaknesses", Rahane said. (more...)
Last teams standing: Jays, Indians primed for Game 1 Last teams standing: Jays, Indians primed for Game 1
- October 15, 2016

But they stunningly swept a Boston Red Sox team loaded with all-stars in the American League Division Series. However in the sixth inning, on Marco Estrada's 70th pitch of the game , shortstop Francisco Lindor smashed a two-strike pitch over the wall in deep right-centre field for the only two runs scored in the game . (more...)
US gets another chance to learn from Ryder Cup success
- October 15, 2016

Every U.S. player contributed a point. "We want to beat them at their best; they want to beat us at our best", Reed said. He bogeyed the opening hole to fall behind and it took until his birdie on the par-3 eighth to square the match. Mickelson's 11th Ryder Cup appearance ended with him settling for a halve against Sergio GarcĂ­a after making 10 birdies and one bogey for an 18-hole score of 63. (more...)
Packers overcome off game from Aaron Rodgers to beat Giants
- October 14, 2016

The Packers' injury-saddled secondary limited Beckham until late in the game, when a hurry-up drive ended with Beckham's 8-yard touchdown catch with 2:54 left. A little more consistency in the passing game, and the Packers could be a force again in the playoffs. That's exactly what they did, holding Beckham to five catches for 56 yards. (more...)
AD: LSU won't lose Nov. 19 home game to play at Florida AD: LSU won't lose Nov. 19 home game to play at Florida
- October 14, 2016

LSU's players do not agree. In a statement Monday, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey reiterated that he wants administrators from LSU and Florida to work collaboratively to reschedule the game this season. LSU and Alabama have in recent years each had an open date before their game. If Nov. 19 is out of the question, attention now turns to December 3 as the next logical date to play the game. (more...)
England captain Jos Buttler 'anxious' before Bangladesh win
- October 14, 2016

Playing his first match in the series, Billings got his maiden fifty scoring 62 runs off 69 balls, which gave England much-needed solidity in what was seemingly a tough chase on the pitch that remained covered for two days due to rain. They played really well". They maintained the asking run rate, but a rash shot cost the wicket of Billings, who smashed four fours and one six. A setback came in the 41st over as Buttler (25) dragged on to Mashrafe Mortaza . (more...)
Thunder's Russell Westbrook responds to Kevin Durant's comments Thunder's Russell Westbrook responds to Kevin Durant's comments
- October 14, 2016

Westbrook was recently asked about comments Durant made where he called the Golden State Warriors players "selfless" and that they "enjoy the game in its purest form". "I'm just going to say how I feel from now on". However, at media day, Westbrook disagreed, saying the two haven't spoken since Durant's departure. "It was something I was searching for when I sat down and talked to these guys", Durant had said Monday, via the San Jose Mercury News . (more...)
Max Scherzer Embracing 'Biggest Start Of Career'
- October 14, 2016

Now they are facing elimination, which leaves many questions. "It's all about finding ways to win, and that's what we did". You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. "I'm loving what Ryan is doing", Baker said during Game 4 pregame. They waved and saluted their loyal blue-clad fans cheering madly from the seats above the visitors' dugout. (more...)
India displace Pakistan to become No 1 Test team India displace Pakistan to become No 1 Test team
- October 14, 2016

India reclaimed the No.1 spot in the Test rankings and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series beating New Zealand by 178 runs in the second cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Latham put 55 for the first wicket with Guptill and missed the landmark by a run in his second wicket stand of 49 with Henry Nicholls. The writing was on the wall when Luke Ronchi (32) played on off Jadeja, who also accounted for Matt Henry (18) with Kohli plucking a sharp catch at ... (more...)
Brazil beat Venezuela to go top of South American group Brazil beat Venezuela to go top of South American group
- October 14, 2016

The 28-year-old got his name on the goalsheet when he converted Renato Augusto's cross into the bottom left hand corner. Recent Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the eight minute after an error by Venezuela goalkeeper Dani Hernandez. (more...)
Nick Kyrgios fined $16500 by ATP for meltdown at Shanghai Masters
- October 14, 2016

Nick Kyrgios's turnaround from temperamental 21-year-old to tournament-winning toast of tennis has been short-lived after he was accused of unprofessional behaviour by the umpire in a 48-minute second round loss at the Shanghai Masters . "I couldn't care less, to be completely honest with you", he said. "It doesn't affect how I sleep at night". "It was just tough", added Kyrgios, who won the Japan Open title last week. (more...)
Vikings sign veteran tackle Jake Long for ailing line Vikings sign veteran tackle Jake Long for ailing line
- October 14, 2016

Smith, the sixth overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft by Cincinnati, signed with the Vikings this offseason. The latest casualty to go on injured reserve was tackle Andre Smith, who suffered a triceps injury requiring surgery, creating the need to sign Long. (more...)
Murray, Nadal advance to 2nd round at China Open
- October 14, 2016

Rafael Nadal joined Murray in the second round after making an even more impressive start to his campaign in Beijing as he swept aside another Italian in Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-1. But for the rest I played a very good match. What I needed after that stretch was a break. Meanwhile, German teenager Alexander Zverev beat American Jack Sock, who is five years his senior, 6-4, 6-2. (more...)
No. 20 West Virginia looks again to slow pass-happy Mahomes No. 20 West Virginia looks again to slow pass-happy Mahomes
- October 14, 2016

After Saturday's disappointing 44-38 loss to Kansas State, Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury stepped up to the podium to express his disappointment on Monday. Patrick Mahomes II completed 45 of 62 passes for 504 yards and two touchdowns. Although West Virginia was tested in its first four games , it avoided having to defend against a prolific offense . (more...)
QB controversy? What QB controversy, Cowboys ask?
- October 13, 2016

The impending dilemma may have been labeled a controversy to the outside world, but the players in the locker room insist that they're just happy to be winning. "He looks really good with the headset on", Spencer Scott told us. Bryant participated through a small portion of Wednesday's practice for his first work since injuring his right knee against Chicago on September 25. (more...)
Wild claim RW Teemu Pulkkinen off waivers from Red Wings Wild claim RW Teemu Pulkkinen off waivers from Red Wings
- October 13, 2016

The potential of Teemu Pulkkinen developing into an National Hockey League player was too good to survive waiver exposure. He had five points in 27 games with Calgary last season. Granlund played with him on Finland's junior national team and described him as "a really good player" with lots of potential. "Does somebody go down (to AHL Grand Rapids and do well)?" During his time in Detroit, Pulkkinen tallied 20 points (11 goals, 9 assists) with an overall plus/minus rating of seven. (more...)
Faster tempo allows Colts, Luck to hold off Bears 29-23 Faster tempo allows Colts, Luck to hold off Bears 29-23
- October 12, 2016

Injuries this season have not spared many on the Bears roster - whether they were in town past year or not. They lost despite putting 522 yards of offense on Indy. The record of the Indianapolis Colts since their appearance in the AFC Championship game in January of 2015. He dedicated the game to her. The offensive line has also protected much better the past two weeks, albeit against bad defenses, and a young cornerback corps that many expected to be a huge issue - even before Kyle ... (more...)
New England Patriots do not miss a beat with Tom Brady's return
- October 12, 2016

And do his job Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did in a 33-13 win over the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday, which served as his return from a four-game, league-mandated suspension after allegedly deflating footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts two years ago. (more...)
Mark Teixeira says goodbye in 5-2 loss vs. Orioles 1 Mark Teixeira says goodbye in 5-2 loss vs. Orioles 1
- October 11, 2016

Right-hander Kevin Gausman got the win thanks to 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball, though the big hero was his battery-mate, catcher Matt Wieters. Back in their raucous clubhouse, however, the Orioles let loose. Brian McCann also homered for the Yankees (84-78), who finished the regular season by losing a third of their last 21 games after getting within a game of the wild card on September 10 and three games of first place. (more...)
Rookie-led Cowboys are 4-1 after 28-14 win over Bengals
- October 11, 2016

And instead of settling for field goals, as had often been the case earlier this season, Dallas found the end zone. Don't allow Dak Prescott to get comfortable in the pocket. The former TCU quarterback had a solid day statistically, but the Bengals fell to 2-3. Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth called it the worst game of the season for the Cincinnati Bengals, which was probably a little short sighted. (more...)
India in control after declaring at 557-5 vs New Zealand India in control after declaring at 557-5 vs New Zealand
- October 11, 2016

Jadeja complimented his senior partner well by packing back stumper BJ Watling (23) and Mitchell Santner (22). After two days of hard work, New Zealand openers gave their team something to cheer about in their pursuit of India's first innings total of 557/5d. (more...)
Logano snatches win away from Larson in Xfinity Series
- October 11, 2016

Kevin Harvick will start from the pole. However, the potential unsafe conditions fans may have to get through to attend led to the rearrangement of the race. "You've got to be able to rebound (when you have a bad race) if you're going to win a championship and we weren't able to rebound good enough". Those drivers, in addition to Wallace, advancing to the Chase's second round were Daniel Suarez , Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Erik Jones , Brendan Gaughan and Ryan Reed. (more...)
Mercedes lodges protest against Verstappen Mercedes lodges protest against Verstappen
- October 11, 2016

Mercedes lodged an official appeal to the FIA, the sport's governing body, in protest at Max Verstappen's driving in the closing stages of the Suzuka race. Responding to whether or not we are going to see the best Lewis Hamilton turn up for the remaining four races he said: "Of course". With 593 points now, with 15 wins in 17 GP, and then there are only four races, the German team cannot be joined by Red Bull Racing (385 points), which further increased his lead over Ferrari ( 335 points). (more...)
Lions edge Eagles to snap early losing streak
- October 10, 2016

But when the Lions regained possession late in the fourth quarter, the Eagles defense could not stop them on third and 4 from the 39-yard line. Wentz threw his first career interception to end the game on the Eagles ensuing comeback try. "We looked around, everybody in the huddle looked real confident", Wentz said. The Eagles fell to 3-1, their first loss of the season. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who led the Lions from 2009 to 2013, seemed to make some adjustments that ... (more...)
A blueprint to beating the Pittsburgh Steelers
- October 10, 2016

Our panel of writers came together to preview this week's Jets game, by each finding a single battle they felt would be the "key to the game" for the Steelers to emerge victorious. He was 25 of 38 for 255 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions, and a 93.6 rating. Also, it doesn't matter how the defense plays because Ryan Fitzpatrick has a tendency in the last two weeks to throw to the other team. (more...)
Arnautovic twice comes to Austria's rescue in draw vs Wales
- October 09, 2016

For Wales it was a point that could have been three and also came at a cost, yet once the dust settles and Chris Coleman and his players clear their heads, they will come to view this as a valuable result. "You want to get it down and play, but when we come away from home then maybe that's the answer sometimes". Gareth Bale was delighted to reveal another attacking weapon after introducing his long throw to worldwide football. (more...)
Alleged beer-throwing Blue Jays fan turns himself in
- October 09, 2016

The can was thrown from the left field stands as Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was attempting to make a catch during the seventh inning, prompting outrage both in Canada and in the U.S. Blue Jays spokesman Sebastian Gatica said they are still discussing all options, including banning beer cans, but said they haven't made any final decisions. (more...)
Donte Whitner Has Signed With The Washington Redskins Donte Whitner Has Signed With The Washington Redskins
- October 08, 2016

Got it, but I trust Malcolm. He said it with a smile, of course, but there also was plenty of seriousness, as Thomas said officials stuck with their call because they were fooled by Washington's players acting as if they had the ball when they didn't. (more...)
Johnson, Fitzgerald lead Cardinals over 49ers Johnson, Fitzgerald lead Cardinals over 49ers
- October 08, 2016

But on the second-half opening kick, Cardinals tight end Ifeanyi Momah stripped the ball from San Francisco's Chris Davis and recovered at the 49ers 14. "I thought the defensive line played their best ball game". Gabbert claimed he did not hear fans chant: "We". He also ran for 70 yards on 10 attempts with a late touchdown. (more...)
Eagles QB Wentz named NFC Offensive player of week Eagles QB Wentz named NFC Offensive player of week
- October 07, 2016

He has five touchdowns while completing 64.7 percent of his passes (66-102). They beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, but the loss of Peterson made it feel as though the defensive-minded Vikings wouldn't be good enough. Add those extra snaps together over the course of a season and the Schwartz "D" is playing nearly a handful of games less than its predecessor. The final team to watch is the Dallas Cowboys. (more...)
The Age prints ad about Western Bulldogs AFL grand final loss
- October 07, 2016

Earlier in this finals series, Bulldogs midfielder Jack Macrae said he had mixed emotions about the widespread love and support they were receiving from around the AFL. The Bulldogs continued their emotional premiership celebrations with a family day on Sunday at Whitten Oval. He also said the win gave hope to smaller clubs and that the AFL could still be successful and attract big crowds and ratings even if the bigger clubs were not winning. (more...)
Blue Jays take opener
- October 07, 2016

But Bautista wasn't done there, as he put the nail in the coffin in the ninth inning, hitting a three-run shot and tying Joe Carter's franchise post-season record for career home runs with six. FanGraphs' Jeff Sullivan tweeted that Bautista's home run meant Texas has now allowed more runs than it has scored in 2016. "He kind of reinvented himself", Toronto manager John Gibbons said. (more...)
Bernie Backs Hillary Clinton's Leaked Comments on Millennial Anger Bernie Backs Hillary Clinton's Leaked Comments on Millennial Anger
- October 06, 2016

Speaking on ABC News , however, Mr Sanders said he agreed wholeheartedly with Ms Clinton's sentiments. After audio surfaced of Hillary Clinton insulting Bernie Sanders supporters, the two have split up on the campaign trail and will not be appearing together at events this week. (more...)
Arsenal handed controversial late victory at Burnley by Laurent Koscielny Arsenal handed controversial late victory at Burnley by Laurent Koscielny
- October 06, 2016

The hosts were unfortunate to come away with nothing, having defended excellently. Michael Keane's second header which hit the woodwork was the home side's best opportunity of the game as Burnley's numbers behind the ball made it hard for Arsenal to penetrate in the final third. (more...)
NCAA proposes satellite camps restrictions, early signing NCAA proposes satellite camps restrictions, early signing
- October 06, 2016

The council also recommended allowing Football Bowl Subdivision schools to have 10 assistant coaches instead of the now allowed nine full-time assistant coaches to potentially address the increase in support staffs of major schools compared to mid-major programs at the FBS level. (more...)
Marcus Stroman: Stroman works six innings in Wild Card Game Marcus Stroman: Stroman works six innings in Wild Card Game
- October 06, 2016

The unwritten rule on closer use in tie games on the road is that you don't use one until you have a lead, because even if your team does take a lead, you'll still need three outs from your pitching staff to seal the win. The Orioles then erupted for four runs in the 12th - three on a home run by Adam Jones - to claim a 6-2 victory. The same goes for Showalter. But remember: Buck Showalter is a managerial genius. (more...)
Rangers midfielder Joey Barton given SFA betting charge
- October 06, 2016

Looks like the B is Barton stands for betting. The midfielder, who is now serving a suspension at Rangers, is accused of placing 44 bets on matches between July 1 and September 15 this year. Two former Rangers players have previously received bans for match betting. We also believe Barton remains hopeful of playing his way back into Warburton's first-team plans but this is likely to depend entirely upon the outcome of a breakfast time meeting between the pair before training on Monday ... (more...)
Stephen Curry: Stephen Curry says he wants to be even better Stephen Curry: Stephen Curry says he wants to be even better
- October 05, 2016

I have the same mentality. It's right there. I dare you. "I want to be better than I was previous year, and that's going to be the same regardless if KD was here or not". That fact, at its core, is why I am so darned optimistic when it comes to this season and this team. "That's life, that's all part of it", said Kerr, who sounds like he and the team are determined to move on and focus on winning the championship this season. (more...)