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Daniel Ricciardo: Ferrari pacesetting form 'a surprise' Daniel Ricciardo: Ferrari pacesetting form 'a surprise'
- September 29, 2017

On the intermediates I thought we had the pace, significantly quicker than everyone else. And so with a Mercedes or Ferrari at his disposal, he is "100 percent convinced" that he would be fighting for the title. "But I am quite confident we can be closer tomorrow. But it is not bad, I don't have massive issues with the auto". Can Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari bounce back from their Singapore nightmare? "Brazil is always an unknown, but here, Japan, Austin and Mexico, and maybe Abu ... (more...)
Heavyweight title contender Ortiz fails drugs test Heavyweight title contender Ortiz fails drugs test
- September 29, 2017

Ortiz can still have his "B" sample tested, but it is not often that the "B" sample provides a different result from the "A" sample. Once again, the "post-Klitschko era" of the heavyweight division, whose best fight has actually featured a Klitschko brother (Wlad's epic battle with the UK's Anthony Joshua ), has seen a proposed "superfight" fall apart because of steroid use. (more...)
Now's the time for Conor McGregor to relinquish UFC lightweight title Now's the time for Conor McGregor to relinquish UFC lightweight title
- September 29, 2017

Irish newspaper The Sunday World last weekend reported it was in the works for UFC 219 on December 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, to which UFC President Dana White flat-out denied was "not true at all ". "A big fight build-up and to win that - that will do for me anyway". Ferguson, Lee and Nurmagomedov are all high risk, low reward opponents for McGregor; tough outs who would challenge the lightweight champion inside the cage without delivering the kind of box office returns a third ... (more...)
Serie A giants confirm interest in Arsenal star Serie A giants confirm interest in Arsenal star
- September 29, 2017

He has since gone on to rack up impressive assist numbers for the Gunners, though the club's recent resurgence with the star German sidelined through injury has led sections of Arsenal fans to question whether they could be better off without the talented 28-year-old. (more...)
Bayern Munich sack manager Carlo Ancelotti post defeat to PSG Bayern Munich sack manager Carlo Ancelotti post defeat to PSG
- September 29, 2017

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned there would be consequences following the defeat in France, with SportBild reporting on Thursday morning that a meeting was due to be held later in the day to discuss Ancelotti's future. Bild said Thursday that Ancelotti had been shown the door and his deputy Willy Sagnol would take over as caretaker manager. But reports from Germany say here are already a few candidates who will replace Don Carlo in Bayern coaching. (more...)
National Football League opts not to react to Trump's anthem kneel 'rule' tweet National Football League opts not to react to Trump's anthem kneel 'rule' tweet
- September 29, 2017

Interestingly, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said this to Comcast Sports New England when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee for social justice during the anthem a year ago: "As you know, the NFL has a long tradition of patriotism". (more...)
Trump says protests will hurt National Football League business Trump says protests will hurt National Football League business
- September 29, 2017

Trump says that when players kneel during the anthem "they're not respecting our country". Asked about the possibility of the NFL punishing players or league employees for actions during the pregame anthems, Lockhart said: "I will leave the hypotheticals and the speculation to others". (more...)
Presidents Cup 2017 Leaderboard: Thursday Results and Top Highlights Presidents Cup 2017 Leaderboard: Thursday Results and Top Highlights
- September 29, 2017

The Americans have a 9-1-1 lead in the series, their lone loss in 1998 at Royal Melbourne a few weeks before Christmas. To that end, the first session of the 12th Presidents Cup will be remembered less for the blowouts and more for the knee-knockers that left the Americans in a familiar spot, out front of the global squad by a 3½-1½ margin. (more...)
Paul Merson questions Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino's tactical decision Paul Merson questions Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino's tactical decision
- September 29, 2017

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner has said he has no special plans to stop in-form Harry Kane in Saturday's clash against Tottenham Hotspur . Huddersfield Town will be trying hard not to lose at home for the first time in this season, while the Spurs will work hard to ensure that their impressive run continues. (more...)
How Swansea could unleash Ayew on West Ham United How Swansea could unleash Ayew on West Ham United
- September 29, 2017

West Ham showed plenty of spirit. So it was like that he trained with us today. Crystal Palace sacked Frank de Boer after four games and Clement, like Bilic seeking an upturn in fortunes after Swansea's poor start to the campaign, believes the Croatian has been placed under the microscope unjustly. (more...)
Mississippi State Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers, 09/30/17 Mississippi State Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers, 09/30/17
- September 29, 2017

Even the talented wideout Keith Mixon could only muster up three catches for 12 yards in the defeat. Georgia started with a great play call with a flea flicker and Fromm found Godwin wide open for 59-yard touchdown. The Tigers vaunted defense is looking very stingy, ranking 7th in the nation giving in to only 11 points per contest. If they don't improve fast, their season could be "au revoir". (more...)
Cowboys Kneel Together Prior to Anthem; Trump Notes Boos Cowboys Kneel Together Prior to Anthem; Trump Notes Boos
- September 29, 2017

On Saturday, he called for NFL fans to boycott games unless the league fired or suspended players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, and has tweeted more than a dozen times about the matter. But it's hard to say whether that was due to Trump, the anthem protests, competition from other shows or the fact that the Redskins' lopsided victory over the Raiders made for a relatively unexciting match-up. (more...)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Breaks with NASCAR Owners ... Approves NFL Protests Dale Earnhardt Jr. Breaks with NASCAR Owners ... Approves NFL Protests
- September 29, 2017

Petty who said people who act the way we saw on Sunday they should leave the country. Racing-team owner Richard Childress told ESPN that anyone on his team who wanted to protest could " get you a ride on a Greyhound bus ". This is an individual who actually thought that when people held arms during the games that they were doing it to honor the flag. The rancor began Friday evening, when Trump used an expletive to describe players who took part in protesting the anthem during a ... (more...)
Atletico Madrid boss talks Partey and player rotation Atletico Madrid boss talks Partey and player rotation
- September 29, 2017

The Brazil global returned to Stamford Bridge last season in a surprise move from PSG, but quickly established himself as one of the Premier League's most complete defenders, playing a key role in their title success. No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Atletico Madrid - Chelsea tie is available on here . Michy Batshuayi scored with the last touch of the game to win the game for Chelsea. (more...)
Head injuries force Kevin Doyle to call it a day Head injuries force Kevin Doyle to call it a day
- September 29, 2017

The ex-Republic of Ireland worldwide enjoyed a 16-year playing career, taking in spells with clubs in Ireland, England and the United States. In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday, Doyle said he had made a decision to hang up his boots after receiving medical advice. (more...)
Manchester United's Bailly delighted with Uefa Champions League debut Manchester United's Bailly delighted with Uefa Champions League debut
- September 29, 2017

He added: "There are Champions League matches that have really wowed me, like when I saw the final between Real Madrid and Juventus. They didn't look good as they are, but I think its because of us", ‎a proud Mourinho said with relish. (more...)
West Ham star Fonte confident of beating Swansea this weekend West Ham star Fonte confident of beating Swansea this weekend
- September 29, 2017

You get a positive result, or back-to-back wins, and all of a sudden everything is totally different. "It was a derby game, the players were in a special state of mind", he said . "Lanzini is back in the squad", said Bilic. "The clean sheets we've had away from home so far this season have been a help, but we are defending better than we are attacking". (more...)
Former club Independiente wish Aguero speedy recovery after reported vehicle crash Former club Independiente wish Aguero speedy recovery after reported vehicle crash
- September 29, 2017

Aguero was reportedly wearing his seat belt but suffered broken ribs as a result of the crash, in which the taxi carrying Aguero reportedly hit a pole. 10). Aguero's former club, Independiente, appeared to confirm the news, tweeting a photo of their old player along with a message of support. Pictures on social media showed a vehicle smashed head-on into a light pole. (more...)
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
- September 29, 2017

Speaking at a news conference before Chelsea's clash against Atletico Madrid , Azpilicueta said: "I was lucky enough to have played with Diego Costa in both Chelsea and the national team". You have to play with the same personality and desire to play football, and also to try to deserve to win. "We have always thought that [rotation] would give us the opportunity to choose the player that suits us best for each game and for the moment we are trying [to do so]". (more...)
Chelsea, PSG and Man Utd make headlines in Champions League week two Chelsea, PSG and Man Utd make headlines in Champions League week two
- September 29, 2017

Teams swept aside by Man United and PSG two weeks ago bounced back. They are on course to win the section - Bayern are level on three points with Celtic , who won at Anderlecht. Cavani was set up by Kylian Mbappe to make it 2-0 before halftime. Neymar stabbed in a third just after the hour after another brilliant run from Mbappe, putting Bayern to the sword in a fashion we're unaccustomed to seeing. (more...)