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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...)
Strasburg's early-career Strasburg's early-career "soul searching" prepared him for this Game 1 start
- October 06, 2017

The Nationals' response is something along the lines of, "Are not". Their confidence will be the deciding factor in how deep their postseason run is. I like this team being underdogs. "We wanted to pop him right there". In order to fight their way into the NLCS, and hopefully the Fall Classic, the Nationals will need to rely on their lineup and pitching staff playing as well as they have all season long. (more...)
Charlotte Hornets: Nic Batum to miss 2-3 months with elbow injury Charlotte Hornets: Nic Batum to miss 2-3 months with elbow injury
- October 06, 2017

Batum injured his elbow in Wednesday's preseason opening 108-106 win over the Detroit Pistons , making this an unfortunate loss for a team that was hoping to be on the rise after the addition of Dwight Howard in the offseason. Monk seems like the obvious option for Charlotte as he is the main backup, Coach Clifford's mentality is to make the players earn their minutes, and does not often start rookies. (more...)
Lewandowski brace makes him Poland's record scorer Lewandowski brace makes him Poland's record scorer
- October 06, 2017

Montenegro is third, six points behind. Lewandowski , who scored his first worldwide goal on debut against San Marino in 2008, then claimed the landmark for his own after lashing home from an in-direct free-kick inside the area 10 minutes later. (more...)
Nick Novak, Chargers Agree to Contract, Younghoe Koo Waived Nick Novak, Chargers Agree to Contract, Younghoe Koo Waived
- October 06, 2017

When the Bolts hosted Kansas City in Week 3, they made a decision to punt twice in Chiefs' territory despite having the opportunity to kick a 50-plus yard field goal. "We feel like Nick as the best choice for our team", Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday. The 86-percent completion rate is behind only Nate Kaeding's franchise-leading 87-percent field goal conversion. (more...)
Absentee Ballots available for November 7 election Absentee Ballots available for November 7 election
- October 06, 2017

About 1,900 ballots have been cast at the Wake County Board of Elections office for the Raleigh City Council election. A voter may apply in person for an absentee ballot at the town clerk's office and vote at that time. An Absentee Voting Board actually goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct polling place. (more...)
NRA open to regulation of bump stocks NRA open to regulation of bump stocks
- October 05, 2017

Investigators said gunman Stephen Paddock had several bump stocks when he fired upon a Las Vegas concert crowd Sunday evening, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds of others before taking his own life. "In an increasingly risky world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans' Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities", LaPierre and Cox said. (more...)
Paul Merson: 'Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lucky to play for England' Paul Merson: 'Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lucky to play for England'
- October 05, 2017

The midfielder has started just once for the Reds since his £35m move from Arsenal at the end of the transfer window and that in the dismal 2-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup against Leicester . With this in mind, there's been a predictable reaction to the reports that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to start the Slovenia game. According to reports, Southgate would only consider Oxlade-Chamberlain or Manchester United's Jesse Lingard (who has had similar difficulties finding his way into ... (more...)
Kyrgios joins Puig for Maria relief Kyrgios joins Puig for Maria relief
- October 06, 2017

Kyrgios will donate $10 for every ace he hits from now until the end of the season to Puig's fundraiser , which already has amassed almost $112,000. He posted on Facebook: 'I'm upping my offer to help Monica Puig raise money for #DonateWithMonica to $50 per ace. (more...)
Aggies' Kevin Sumlin to face program-building standard in Tide's Nick Saban Aggies' Kevin Sumlin to face program-building standard in Tide's Nick Saban
- October 05, 2017

However, the Aggies are having issues playing complete games and being consistent. "They run the ball very effectively and they've got really good running backs". The Crimson Tide should be able to deal with Kellen Mond and Trayveon Williams as it has with most quarterback/running back duos this season. The defense and the offense have shined at times , but never together it seems. (more...)
Martin O'Neill set to stay on as Ireland manager Martin O'Neill set to stay on as Ireland manager
- October 05, 2017

Sources within the FAI had suggested in August that no deal would be hammered out between the 65 year old and the association until this campaign ended. I suppose one out of one isn't so bad". The Boys in Green, now outside the qualification places, face Moldova at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night before they travel to Cardiff for a showdown with Wales on Monday. (more...)
It Turns Out Jay Cutler's Total Lack of Effort Was by Design It Turns Out Jay Cutler's Total Lack of Effort Was by Design
- October 05, 2017

You guys worry about a lot more things than I do". One of them was in our hands. Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese had a career-high 349 passing yards and two touchdowns against the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to overcome the running of Hall of Famer Earl Campbell, who finished with 199 yards and four touchdowns. (more...)
Stephen Strasburg to Start vs. Cubs as Max Scherzer Recovers from Injury
- October 05, 2017

Scherzer is battling a hamstring issue that flared up during his final start of the regular season, and the expectation has been for several days now that he would miss the series opener. If not, Gio Gonzalez will get that assignment, with Scherzer pushed to Game 3 on Monday in Chicago. If you get past the first round, then you're going to jeopardize him the second round. (more...)
Iran finishes runner-up in 14th World Wushu Championships Iran finishes runner-up in 14th World Wushu Championships
- October 05, 2017

Pooja made her historic triumph by defeating Evgeniya Stepanova in the final round. China won the title with 15 trophies at the end of the tournament held at the Gymnastics Palace of Universiade Village in Kazan, Russia. Meanwhile, Keisham won bronze the 65 kg Sanda category in the women's section with a 2-0 win over Switzerland's Pricilla Staubli. Rameshchandra Singh Moirangthem won a bronze in men's Sanda 48 kg category while Bhanu Pratap Singh came in the men's Sanda 60 kg category. (more...)
Major League Baseball playoffs will be like 7 World Series in 1 Major League Baseball playoffs will be like 7 World Series in 1
- October 05, 2017

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish is expected to start Game 3 in the National League Division Series at Arizona on Monday. The New York Yankees enter the postseason led by rookie sensation and MVP favorite, Aaron Judge . (more...)
Los Angeles Dodgers: Constructing the team's NLDS roster Los Angeles Dodgers: Constructing the team's NLDS roster
- October 05, 2017

The Dodgers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. You see it all over the diamond. The 55 wins at home ties the 1980 and 2015 clubs for the most single-season home victories in Los Angeles Dodger history. (more...)