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Jose Altuve's home run helps Astros top Rangers 5-1 Jose Altuve's home run helps Astros top Rangers 5-1
- October 06, 2017

And so, when it was over and there was nothing left to do but process the disappointment, the Boston Red Sox ace found it easy to sum it all up. Altuve became the first Astros player ever with a three-homer game in the playoffs and the first since Carlos Lee in 2007 to homer three times in any game. (more...)
Andres Iniesta: It's Barca for life Andres Iniesta: It's Barca for life
- October 06, 2017

The 5ft 7in maestro is part of the golden generation at Barcelona . Iniesta initially joined the Catalan club as a 12-year-old in 1996 and has won 28 major trophies including eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns. Iniesta is a Barcelona player and will be until he decides he can thread not one more ideal pass. "He has scored 55 goals for the first team, for which he debuted on October 29th, 2002". (more...)
Steven Gerrard reveals when Reds fans should judge Jurgen Klopp Steven Gerrard reveals when Reds fans should judge Jurgen Klopp
- October 06, 2017

Given their inconsistent start, it's hard to really predict what this season has in store for the Merseysiders. Klopp will have to assess the duo on the day before and even the morning of the match itself before finalising his side and deciding whether to start both, either or neither in the 12.30pm showdown. (more...)
Brazil stopped by Bolivia goalkeeper in draw in La Paz Brazil stopped by Bolivia goalkeeper in draw in La Paz
- October 06, 2017

Brazil forward Neymar has complained about the "inhuman" conditions he and his teammates were subjected to during the 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Bolivia on Thursday night. "I told him: 'Congratulations on your great performance.' Besides the gesture of turning to the crowd and applauding one of his saves, I asked them to feel proud of the team and their goalkeeper by the level of his performance". (more...)
Kobe Bryant Says He'd Kneel For The National Anthem Kobe Bryant Says He'd Kneel For The National Anthem
- October 06, 2017

During an appearance on the The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast , Bryant was asked a series of questions, one of which that stated whether he would stand or kneel during the Anthem. While the Lakers as a team have yet to take a knee before their first three preseason games, the team has locked arms during the anthem, which head coach Luke Walton says he expects to be an "every night thing" this season. (more...)
Indians, Dodgers teams to beat as playoffs begin Indians, Dodgers teams to beat as playoffs begin
- October 06, 2017

The Cubs won't go down easily because they'll be looking to repeat, which is why they acquired Jose Quintana (11-11, 4.15 ERA) to propel their chances. However, Drew Pomeranz, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Doug Fister have all emerged as solid members of the rotation, and that has helped to carry the Red Sox into the postseason as they've struggled with inconsistent hitting. (more...)
Nationals RHP Strasburg to start Game 1 vs. Cubs Nationals RHP Strasburg to start Game 1 vs. Cubs
- October 06, 2017

In the second half, Hendricks posted a 2.19 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 3.38 FIP, and 49.3 percent ground ball rate in 78.0 innings. "And who better? We have two aces, and one of them will pitch Game 1 ". Maddon also announced Wednesday that Jon Lester will pitch Game 2, with Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta starting Games 3 and 4 at Wrigley Field . (more...)
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar open to Stamford Bridge return Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar open to Stamford Bridge return
- October 06, 2017

Juventus have not yet reached an agreement with Sandro over a new contract. A number of bids were rejected, as Juve held firm over the Brazilian. There is a similar shortage of choices in attacking areas, a problem compounded by Alvaro Morata's hamstring injury, per BBC Sport . (more...)
Former Chelsea star leaves door open for shock return Former Chelsea star leaves door open for shock return
- October 06, 2017

Oscar won the Premier League twice and the Europa League before moving to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG in December 2016. Now, Oscar is seemingly putting it out there that he is willing to return to Europe and specifically the Premier League. (more...)
Martin O'Neill extends Republic of Ireland contract
- October 06, 2017

Now the FAI have confirmed that O'Neill - whose contract was set to expire at the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign - has extended his contract, and the former Aston Villa boss spoke to the FAI's social media channels after the new deal was announced. (more...)
Red Sox DH Eduardo Nunez carried off field after first at-bat Red Sox DH Eduardo Nunez carried off field after first at-bat
- October 06, 2017

The matchup that matters most: Bauer versus Aaron Judge . Altuve (3-for-4, three RBIs) became the first player in franchise history to homer three times in a postseason game, doing so twice off Sale (0-1). The Sox will be taking on the Houston Astros in game 1 of the 2017 ALDS, on Thursday night. "This lineup presents a lot of difficulties, " Verlander said of the Red Sox . (more...)
Barcelona play behind closed doors in protest at police crackdown on poll Barcelona play behind closed doors in protest at police crackdown on poll
- October 06, 2017

The statement added: "Given the exceptional nature of events, the Board of Directors have decided that the FC Barcelona first team game against Las Palmas will be played behind closed doors following the Professional Football League's refusal to postpone the game". (more...)
Full Trailer Released for Conor McGregor Documentary 'Notorious' Full Trailer Released for Conor McGregor Documentary 'Notorious'
- October 06, 2017

Filmed over the course of 4 years, is a gripping access-all-areas account of McGregor's personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in his mum's spare room with his girlfriend to claiming multiple championship belts and 7-figure pay packets. (more...)
Red Sox lose Nunez to knee injury Red Sox lose Nunez to knee injury
- October 06, 2017

Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs (two versus Verlander ) in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series . The matchup that matters most: Bauer versus Aaron Judge . The decision not to have the games overlap and to program the Indians' games in the evenings was made by the Major League Baseball in consultation with FOX, the network that's broadcasting most of the playoff games. (more...)
Bizarre Futurist Story Ends in Public Intoxication Arrest Bizarre Futurist Story Ends in Public Intoxication Arrest
- October 06, 2017

Casper Police were called to a local residence Monday after Johnson alleged he had time traveled to the present day - though he told authorities he'd meant to travel to 2018. Police said it was difficult to get a reading because he blew either too softly or too hard into a portable breath test, an inaccurate instrument used to determine if a person has alcohol in their system. (more...)
Los Angeles County Coroner Investigating Tom Petty's Death Los Angeles County Coroner Investigating Tom Petty's Death
- October 06, 2017

The singer, who died on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest, was the kind of artist whose songs felt like permanent fixtures of pop music, influencing multiple generations of songwriters. While no foul play is suspected, Winter says the coroner investigates all deaths where the deceased hadn't seen a doctor in six months. Results of the toxicology screening - to determine whether Petty had any drugs in his system - could take several weeks. (more...)
Form Dunne shares Alfred Dunhill lead with Colsaerts Form Dunne shares Alfred Dunhill lead with Colsaerts
- October 06, 2017

It sums up his year and he is obviously well due his upcoming three-and-a-half-month break. The St Andrews night sky will come alive with a spectacular fireworks display on the eve of the final day of this year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship . (more...)
Gareth Southgate confirms Harry Kane to captain England against Slovenia Gareth Southgate confirms Harry Kane to captain England against Slovenia
- October 06, 2017

Check websites for full T&Cs. England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's goal to send them through to the World Cup finals in Russian Federation. In a largely turgid affair, England missed the suspended Dele Alli and the injured Jamie Vardy's ability to move defenders around, with Slovenia happy to sit deep and soak up pressure. (more...)
Browns scouting North Carolina State vs. Louisville game Browns scouting North Carolina State vs. Louisville game
- October 06, 2017

To keep their hopes of a spot in the ACC Championship Game alive, Louisville football will have to solve NC State this Thursday. Both team has better defenses than you would expect and I think they will each play a factor, but Louisville seems to have the bigger playmakers on offense. (more...)
No. 21 Notre Dame visits North Carolina seeking 5-1 start No. 21 Notre Dame visits North Carolina seeking 5-1 start
- October 06, 2017

Improvement when it comes to reducing the number of false starts since the start of the season for Notre Dame is one indication of the duo's success, with another simply being the team's offensive output. "He's still progressing", Fedora said. "When you start changing out a lot of personnel and you've got multiple issues that you have to deal with, you start paring it down", Fedora said. (more...)

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