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Messi inspires Barca victory at empty Nou Camp, Real win at home

Messi inspires Barca victory at empty Nou Camp, Real win at home The players were at the heart of the issues themselves, with Barca coming out for the game in the colours of the Catalonia flag and Las Palmas having Spain flags embroidered into their shirts. Mr Bartomeu said police had guaranteed the safety of fans and everyone else involved in the match. "It was a weird and complicated situation for everyone and it wasn't possible to postpone the game". [Full Article...]

Red Sox-Astros: Playoff vet Verlander opposes 1st-timer Sale

Red Sox-Astros: Playoff vet Verlander opposes 1st-timer Sale When looking at this team, the make-up, the chemistry, the city, everything is pointless if they don't make the World Series. If a Game 5 is needed, it will be played October 11 at Minute Maid Park. The Astros led the major leagues in just about every single offensive category. It's also possible Sale could come back on three days' rest for Game 4. [Full Article...]

Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee Continue War of Words on UFC Tonight

One day! Holy s**t! " Kevin Lee is my brother-in-arms". The MMA ace faces Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title, a belt up for grabs because of Conor McGregor's boxing debut and with a fight against the Dubliner lined up for the victor. [Full Article...]

USA flags were lowered to half-staff after the Las Vegas shooting

USA flags were lowered to half-staff after the Las Vegas shooting Fifty-nine people were killed and more than 500 injured in the Sunday attack. As the president departed the White House , he told reporters, "It's a very sad thing". Republicans who control the US Congress have shown little inclination to respond to Democratic calls for extra gun measures. He congratulated them "on a job well done". [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho 'plans to rest Antonio Valencia'

Jose Mourinho 'plans to rest Antonio Valencia' Mourinho believes his "control of my emotions" has helped him become a better coach than at any other point in his career. The Red Devils are now in second place on the Premier League standings with 19 points from several games, behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference. [Full Article...]

England bank on 'hot' Kane to deliver World Cup spot

England bank on 'hot' Kane to deliver World Cup spot Germany and England have locked up their spots at the World Cup after qualifying wins over Northern Ireland and Slovenia respectively. "Was it the performance or the night we wanted? Absolutely not. The defeat means Slovenia can not reach the World Cup , but they will have a major say in whether Scotland do. "They maybe didn't really deserve this victory but they scored a goal". [Full Article...]

Chargers cut struggling rookie kicker Younghoe Koo

Chargers cut struggling rookie kicker Younghoe Koo Novak, a former Albemarle High School standout, is a 13-year National Football League veteran who has kicked for eight franchises, including the San Diego Chargers from 2011-14. The 36-year old Novak is a 10-year National Football League veteran. In four years with the Chargers, Novak made a solid 86.3 percent of his field goals and only missed ONE extra point out of 157 attempts. [Full Article...]

Five things learned from England v Slovenia

Five things learned from England v Slovenia Germany and England booked places at the World Cup in Russian Federation next year, while Poland was made to wait for qualification in Europe despite thrashing Armenia 6-1 on Thursday. The 30-year-old's form this season has been patchy, and he has come under pressure to keep his spot as England's no.1 goalkeeper. "I'll just go out there and do my best for the team, try and score goals and ... [Full Article...]

Bradley's triple helps Arizona beat Rockies

Bradley's triple helps Arizona beat Rockies You may be hoping that Manfred would take away the win from the D'Backs but I highly, highly doubt that it would come to it. As the game went on, we were right there. It was his first extra-base hit in the majors and the first triple by a reliever in post-season history. Just to be safe, the Diamondbacks put up three more runs in the bottom of the 8th to give them a comfortable lead of 11-7. [Full Article...]

Strachan: I never doubted Scotland would beat Slovakia

Strachan: I never doubted Scotland would beat Slovakia Scotland defender Christophe Berra says that some players used to "dread" linking up with the Tartan Army for worldwide duty. Chris Martin and Leigh Griffiths both hit the crossbar in the second half, while away goalkeeper Martin Dubravka produced a magnificent performance. [Full Article...]

Southgate backs Sterling to improve England form

Southgate backs Sterling to improve England form Victory at Wembley will secure passage to Russian Federation for Gareth Southgate's men, but despite being on the brink of qualification - the England boss has warned his players not to take their own places for granted. Slovenia , on the other hand, were growing in confidence as Birsa linked impressively with Bezjak and Ilicic in the final third of the field. Jesse Lingard for Oxlade-Ch... [Full Article...]

ALDS Game 1 Prediction: Will Indians take opener over Yankees? 10/5/17

ALDS Game 1 Prediction: Will Indians take opener over Yankees? 10/5/17 This will be no easy task for the Yankees . Cleveland finished the 2017 regular season winning 33 of their final 37 games. The left-hander is one of the game's fieriest, most dominant and most durable pitchers , and he appears tailor-made for October heroics. [Full Article...]

Robert Lewandowski becomes Poland's all-time leading scorer

Robert Lewandowski becomes Poland's all-time leading scorer Martin Skrtel's own goal gave Scotland a 1-0 victory over 10-man Slovakia in Glasgow. Record-breaking Poland striker Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Armenia on his way to becoming his country's all-time leading scorer. [Full Article...]

Week 5: Green Bay at Dallas by the numbers

Week 5: Green Bay at Dallas by the numbers Dallas did not drop two in a row at home last season, and the team should learn from some mistakes made in last week's 35-30 loss to the Los Angeles Rams . With Daniels hopefully returning this week, he will provide a big boost to the Packers run defense and provide Green Bay's defense with some much-needed on-field leadership. [Full Article...]

John Lackey in pen? Max Scherzer in doubt? Pitching questions persist

This is what you live for. "You have to be ready to come in much earlier if there's a double switch", he said. "We realize that if he pitched Game 2, he could probably pitch Game 5 if necessary", Baker said. The Chicago Cubs ended the regular season winning six of their last eight games and really found their groove in the second half overall. "He just knows how to pitch", Maddon said. [Full Article...]

UFC 216's Kevin Lee: Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't want to fight!

UFC 216's Kevin Lee: Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't want to fight! That hasn't sat well with some people, like Ferguson, who have labeled Lee is "fake." Lee has won five in a row, and he is 9-2 in the UFC overall, with his only two losses coming against Leonardo Santos and Al Iaquinta. "It sucks man. My family just got out of church". "I'm one of the most ruthless vatos out there". I like a big challenge, so he's gotta show me a little bit. [Full Article...]

Football players speak out about #TakeaKnee protests

Football players speak out about #TakeaKnee protests These team protests are direct pushback against Trump, with players saying we will kneel during the anthem and show you we will not be fired. It's a showing of support, respect, and unity across all people. After attending 4-5 Constitution Week events in Grand Lake recently, my initial impressions from the past several years have been confirmed. "It is the height of patriotism to make a statement ... [Full Article...]

Players to Watch: Texas A&M

He recently said Texas A&M is "the strongest team that we've played to this point all the way around". They started the season by beating No. 2 Florida State. "Our main thing against Ole Miss last week was they're a fastball team, (and) we haven't had the best (success) against fastball teams", Holcombe said, "but we understand if we could get them in negative yards, or not be able (to get muc... [Full Article...]

Premier League clubs reject initial proposal for distribution of overseas money

Premier League clubs reject initial proposal for distribution of overseas money Scudamore (pictured) wanted to allocate 35 per cent of the overseas pot according to final league position. A meeting will take place in central London on Wednesday and the proposal could be decided by a vote. Manchester United's signature of Romelu Lukaku both guaranteed goals and added another dimension to his side's attacking play. "And I have examples of players that didn't perform well w... [Full Article...]

Arsenal agree to sell Alexis Sanchez in January 2018

Arsenal agree to sell Alexis Sanchez in January 2018 According to French paper, Le Parisien , Sanchez and Neymar are friends and the Brazilian singled out his former Barcelona team-mate, as someone he wanted PSG to sign. Neymar and the Uruguayan are not close, even if the penalty fiasco has now been resolved. A week or so ago, El Mercurio claimed Paris Saint-Germain were prepared to offer the Gunners' star a €10m signing bonus to convince him... [Full Article...]


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