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South Africa perform unusual celebration during Test against Bangladesh South Africa perform unusual celebration during Test against Bangladesh
- October 04, 2017

I don't see why Test cricket should suffer. "This proved that day five was needed - if it was rained off (on the fourth day), it would have been very disappointing", said Du Plessis. "I think it was a bad day for us and if you have been there you have an idea how hard it is for our batsman in such conditions". "Those who are out of the team will have to concentrate more on domestic cricket for a longer period and it's not like after playing well for three-four matches you are going to ... (more...)
Australia get big Ashes boost with Mitchell Starc Australia get big Ashes boost with Mitchell Starc
- October 04, 2017

In that series, Johnson claimed 37 wickets in five Tests at an average of 13.97 as Australia went on to whitewash England 5-0 - a feat achieved only three times in Ashes history. Mitchell Starc believes the possible absence of Ben Stokes from the Ashes is a blow for England and "good for us". Although it's been two years since Starc played in a one-day game for New South Wales, the Sydney native took 26 wickets across six matches in his last run of domestic games. (more...)
Despite obstacles, we will proceed with Melaye's recall - INEC Despite obstacles, we will proceed with Melaye's recall - INEC
- October 04, 2017

The commission in a statement issued by its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Solomon Soyebi, said it made a decision to concede to the rule of law and await the outcome of the appeal filed by the senator before going ahead with the recall process. (more...)
Foundation stone laid for inland waterway in Andhra Foundation stone laid for inland waterway in Andhra
- October 04, 2017

Telugu Desam president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is said to be deeply dissatisfied with the omission of senior party functionary Motkupalli Narasimhulu from the gubernatorial appointments that were announced on Saturday. (more...)
Harry Kane is worth more than Neymar, says Tony Gale Harry Kane is worth more than Neymar, says Tony Gale
- October 04, 2017

Karim Benzema is the Spanish super club's current starting striker, but the Frenchman has never really been a hugely popular figure at the Santiago Bernabéu for whatever reason. As his former Spurs team-mate and GQ columnist Jermaine Jenas told BBC Sport: "He didn't even start too many games out on loan but sheer persistence got him into that team". (more...)
Barcelona in fresh assault on Coutinho Barcelona in fresh assault on Coutinho
- October 04, 2017

The Merseyside club made it abundantly clear that they were not interested in selling the 25-year-old and rejected big money offers from Barcelona to keep hold of the player. Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo says that Coutinho believes he can't afford to miss out on a move to Barcelona for a second time and has asked his representatives to convince Liverpool to reduce their demands in a bid to complete the move. (more...)
Arsenal to offload Theo Walcott to West Ham Arsenal to offload Theo Walcott to West Ham
- October 04, 2017

Pellegrino's most recent defeat, prior to the upcoming worldwide break, came on the road against a injury plagued Stoke City, losing 2-1 to a stubborn Mark Hughes team despite their several sidelined defenders missing the game. The winger joined from Southampton back in January 2006. Arsenal suffered a chastening 4-0 loss to title rivals Liverpool at Anfield at the end of August to raise serious questions about their ability to challenge for the Premier League crown. (more...)
Major League Baseball playoffs: Three keys to Rockies-Diamondbacks NL wild-card matchup Major League Baseball playoffs: Three keys to Rockies-Diamondbacks NL wild-card matchup
- October 04, 2017

The National League Wild Card matchup features two teams that got off to fast starts this season. "Power's always unsafe", Black said, "because it's one swing and especially one swing with a couple of guys on can really change the game". (more...)
Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger Calls Out Antonio Brown For His Sideline Temper Tantrum Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger Calls Out Antonio Brown For His Sideline Temper Tantrum
- October 04, 2017

In the second quarter of the 26-9 victory, Brown worked himself open on a double move, but Roethlisberger missed him while he worked the other side of the field, ultimately tossing an incomplete pass on the play. After calling Brown own, Roethlisberger said he wasn't "trying to call "AB" out", but said, "this is causing a distraction none of us really need". (more...)
Six debutants in Kangaroos World Cup team Six debutants in Kangaroos World Cup team
- October 04, 2017

Boyd's selection is subject to a medical clearance, with Josh Mansour on standby. "It was just such a hard decision". Spoilt for choice in the fullbacks department, Meninga said Clive Churchill Medallist Billy Slater was the "standout" choice, then Boyd, Holmes and Trbojevic supplied him with handy backup in both the number one jersey and the edges. (more...)
Simon Mignolet urges improvement against Manchester United Simon Mignolet urges improvement against Manchester United
- October 04, 2017

Liverpool's poor run of form continued on Saturday with another frustrating outing against Newcastle United - another match that the Reds ended up drawing when they should have comfortably won. "We didn't score the chances we had and that makes it frustrating, because I think we deserved to win", said ex-Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum with the Dutchman having hit the post in his return to St. (more...)
Bauer to start for Indians in Game 1 of ALDS Bauer to start for Indians in Game 1 of ALDS
- October 04, 2017

Manager Terry Francona has elected to go with Bauer so he can start Kluber in Game 2 and then again in Game 5 if necessary. Corey Kluber is a good bet to win the American League Cy Young Award this season, but he won't be the starter in the Cleveland Indians' first playoff game. (more...)
Sergio Agüero 'will miss six weeks' with rib injury Sergio Agüero 'will miss six weeks' with rib injury
- October 04, 2017

He said: "He is feeling very bad emotionally because he really wanted to come and play [for the national side], but this incident has ruled him out of both games". Argentina need to avoid defeat against Peru on Friday to have any chance of automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup. If Agüero is out for six weeks, he will miss another seven of City's games, including back-to-back Champions League matches against Napoli and... (more...)
The Week 6 AP Poll Top 25 Has Been Released The Week 6 AP Poll Top 25 Has Been Released
- October 04, 2017

Yet Alabama, the team Clemson beat in the National Championship once again reigns atop the rankings by reputation alone. Clemson made easy work of the Virginia Tech Hokies, 31-17. The vast majority of the 130 FBS teams have played one or two conference games, and not a single team is bowl-eligible yet. - LSU's 24-21 loss to Troy marked the Tigers' first defeat in 50 nonconference games since 2000. (more...)
Florida's top WR Tyrie Cleveland expected to miss LSU game Florida's top WR Tyrie Cleveland expected to miss LSU game
- October 04, 2017

Florida's lone true deep threat, Cleveland has stepped up massively while junior WR Antonio Callaway has been serving an indefinite suspension. No other receiver has been able to affect the passing game the way Cleveland has this year for the Gators. (more...)
Marcus and Markieff Morris found not guilty of aggravated assault Marcus and Markieff Morris found not guilty of aggravated assault
- October 04, 2017

Prosecutor Daniel Fisher argued the Morris twins and Bowman held a grudge against Hood, leading to the beating. Markieff Morris remains part of the Washington Wizards , while Marcus is now a member of the retooled Boston Celtics . Jurors began hearing testimony on September 18. The Morris' defense attorney, James Belanger, argued that the case was tainted by Hood's mentor, who solicited testimony against the defendants in exchange for a cash payment. (more...)
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Receives $201.71 Consensus Target Price from Analysts
- October 04, 2017

John Burbank decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc ( UNH ) by 88.73% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock rose 0.58% or $1.14 reaching $196.99. Therefore 27% are positive. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the a year ago is $201.71. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $21200 target. (more...)
Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira booked for UFC 218 in Detroit Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira booked for UFC 218 in Detroit
- October 04, 2017

Holloway will look to make the first defense of his 145-pound title after stopping Jose Aldo last June at UFC 212 to become the undisputed champion. With a win over Holloway, Edgar will join a short list of fights to have won UFC titles in two weight divisions. His first shot came in his divisional debut at UFC 156 in 2013, dropping a unanimous decision to Aldo following a storied run at 155 pounds. (more...)
Eichel, Sabres close to contract extension Eichel, Sabres close to contract extension
- October 04, 2017

The 20-year-old forward is coming off a year in which he potted 24 goals and 57 points in an injury-shortened 61-game season, giving him 113 points in 142 career games. Sabres general manager Jason Botterill wasn't available for comment. The new contract won't kick in until next season. While Eichel hasn't been as transcendent as McDavid, who notched 30 goals and 70 assists last season alone, he's been one of the brightest stars from a strong draft class that has also seen players like Mitch ... (more...)
Morata's hamstring injury could keep him out for six weeks Morata's hamstring injury could keep him out for six weeks
- October 04, 2017

Following the City loss, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte expressed hope Morata's departure had come prior to serious injury. Spain coach Julian Lopetegui has called up Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz, 36, to take Morata's place in their final two World Cup qualifiers. (more...)

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