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Matuidi keeps French World Cup destiny in own hands Matuidi keeps French World Cup destiny in own hands
- October 08, 2017

The best eight second-placed teams go through a two-legged playoff. "It was a complicated game with a lot of fouls and aggression. However, I was confident (that we would qualify for the World Cup ) before the game, and I am even more confident now". (more...)
Jack Wilshere confident over fitness ahead of England start Jack Wilshere confident over fitness ahead of England start
- October 08, 2017

The Arsenal midfielder has played only 202 minutes this season and has yet to appear in the Premier League, but is said to be making good progress and managed 90 minutes of the Europa League game against BATE Borisov last week. "I've said all along that we have great competition for places", said Southgate. "It's a good opportunity for Jack", Southgate said. 'So all that is at stake for him, and for us as well because you would love a player like him of that quality to come back. (more...)
National Basketball Association great Connie Hawkins dies at 75 National Basketball Association great Connie Hawkins dies at 75
- October 08, 2017

He averaged 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game during his five seasons in the Valley. The Suns lauded his "unique combination of size, grace and athleticism". "This franchise got its real notice for the first time when we acquired Connie Hawkins in Year 2 of the franchise", Colangelo said in 2015. Hawkins started his career with two years in the ABA. (more...)
Kelly Bryant Injury: ESPN Suggests High-Ankle Sprain for Clemson QB Kelly Bryant Injury: ESPN Suggests High-Ankle Sprain for Clemson QB
- October 08, 2017

That hasn't happened yet, but we'll update this post as news emerges. I'd expect the Demon Deacons to come ready to play. It's a chance for Clemson to make yet another statement as to why they should be the top ranked overall team in the country instead of Alabama. (more...)
West Virginia Mountaineers at TCU Horned Frogs West Virginia Mountaineers at TCU Horned Frogs
- October 08, 2017

The Horned Frogs should have had an especially pleasant week off after knocking off then-No. On the flip side, TCU comes into the matchup with the 29th best defense nationally allowing only 323 yards per game in wins over Oklahoma State, SMU, Arkansas and Jackson State. (more...)
Gronkowski expected back in Week 6 Gronkowski expected back in Week 6
- October 08, 2017

But this latest injury mirrors a larger pattern: Gronkowski has battled injuries and has had trouble staying on the field in recent seasons. According to The Washington Post, the Patriots haven't been under.500 at least five games into a season since Week 8 of 2002. (more...)
Nationals suspend hitting coach Jacque Jones for legal issue Nationals suspend hitting coach Jacque Jones for legal issue
- October 07, 2017

A search of court records revealed a civil case filed September 28 in which an unnamed plaintiff filed suit against Jones and the Washington Nationals in California Superior Court, San Diego County. Minor league hitting coordinator Tony Gingrich will fill in for Jones in the meantime until the issue is resolved. In Game 1, the Nationals lost to the Cubs 3-0, manager Dusty Baker was asked about Jones' absence and whether that affected team performance. (more...)
Bucky Gleason: Bruce helps Indians turn tables on Yanks in wild win Bucky Gleason: Bruce helps Indians turn tables on Yanks in wild win
- October 07, 2017

The Cleveland Indians rallied from five runs down to squeak past the New York Yankees 9-8 in 13 innings Friday night at Progressive Field. Jay Bruce provided the offense with three RBIs, including a two-run home run. "Against guys he's handled in the past". But the Yankees couldn't slow the Indians comeback, even without Edwin Encarnacion , who sprained his ankle in the first inning and had to be helped off the field, and even after Cleveland recovered from Corey Kluber's disastrous ... (more...)
Bucs to try out kickers after 3 more Folk misses Bucs to try out kickers after 3 more Folk misses
- October 07, 2017

It wasn't the most offensive performance by either team, each of which came into the game as the first and ninth-best offenses in the league, a by-product of the debate over quality of play following only three days of rest and preparation. (more...)
ALDS Game 1: Trevor Bauer leads Cleveland Indians past New York Yankees ALDS Game 1: Trevor Bauer leads Cleveland Indians past New York Yankees
- October 07, 2017

We saw that lineup that just always finds a way to wear down the pitcher standing 60 feet away. The Yankees' Aaron Judge had 52 home runs this season. None of that means anything now. Francona said, "I thought he pitched his heart out". On the other hand, Trevor Bauer could not have played any better. (more...)
Iowa State's Park to miss Oklahoma game Iowa State's Park to miss Oklahoma game
- October 07, 2017

A former top 100 recruit out of Charleston, S.C., Park enrolled at Georgia in 2014, but never played a down at the school in the wake of OC/QB coach Mike Bobo's departure. Noland has thrown one pass this season, and Kempt hasn't thrown any. Barring a last-second change, it appears Iowa State will be without its starting quarterback for arguably its most daunting challenge of the season. (more...)
Florida assistant coach knew Florida would win in Baton Rouge in 2016 Florida assistant coach knew Florida would win in Baton Rouge in 2016
- October 08, 2017

LSU won in Tiger Stadium in 2015, before dropping a 16-10 decision to the Gators in Baton Rouge past year in a game that was moved from Gainesville to the LSU campus due to a hurricane. The rivalry began to take shape during 2006-2008, when LSU and Florida won all three national championships those years. The University of Florida will pay tribute during Saturday's football game to Gainesville, Fla ., native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty, who died earlier this week at age 66. (more...)
Ireland fans cheering on Cyprus against Greece in World Cup qualifier
- October 07, 2017

Tonight, Belgium came back from 2-1 down to defeat Bosnia 4-3. But, a minute later, Carrasco gave Belgium the points. Marouane Fellaini limped off after 29 minutes in that match so must be considered a doubt for Manchester United's next Premier League game, against Liverpool. (more...)
Marouane Fellaini limps out of Belgium World Cup qualifier with knee injury Marouane Fellaini limps out of Belgium World Cup qualifier with knee injury
- October 07, 2017

Now the Daily Mirror has claimed that Fellaini will be in line for a 24-month stay at Old Trafford, and will have the option of adding a third year to his new contract if United decide to activate that particular clause. The midfielder has scored four goals and provided one assist this season already. The former Everton midfielder missed last week's Champions League win over CSKA Moscow with that knock, but returned to the starting XI against Palace, scoring twice in that 4-0 win just ... (more...)
Dante Exum could miss entire season with shoulder injury Dante Exum could miss entire season with shoulder injury
- October 07, 2017

Exum was undergoing an MRI on Friday night to determine the extent of the injury, and Utah coach Quin Snyder didn't sound optimistic. Exum, 22, suffered the injury on a drive to the basket in Friday's 112-102 preseason victory over Phoenix on Friday night. (more...)
Sainz to replace Palmer at Renault after Suzuka Sainz to replace Palmer at Renault after Suzuka
- October 07, 2017

His motivation is unclear. The Briton - who has scored just one points-finish in 2017 with a career-best sixth at the Singapore Grand Prix - wrote on Instagram: "Tomorrow's Japanese GP will be my last race for Renault". "This would be the best possible send off", added the Spaniard, who is set to start on the back row due to a 20 place grid penalty for changes to his car's power unit. (more...)
David Meyler captains very attacking Ireland team to play Moldova David Meyler captains very attacking Ireland team to play Moldova
- October 07, 2017

Shane Long should have twice extended the advantage and at the other end Sergiu Platica nearly scored one of the goals of the qualifiers when his left-footed half volley from outside the box was acrobatically tipped over by Darren Randolph. (more...)
Top 5 best Premier League signings this season Top 5 best Premier League signings this season
- October 07, 2017

The 20-time English champions made three additions to their Red Devils squad in the summer transfer window ahead of a return to the Champions League. Manchester United are reportedly close to announcing that midfielder Marouane Fellaini has penned a new long-term contract at Old Trafford. (more...)
Mighty Winx makes it 21 straight with win in Turnbull Stakes
- October 07, 2017

She was ridden again by Hugh Bowman. He did little more than shake the reins at her and away she went away at 300 meters into a different race as she has done so many times before. "She's a great horse and it's a privilege for me and my family to be part of this". "I know I can rely on her". Winx - who may be bound for England's Royal Ascot next June - is already at very short odds to go to the top of the Australasian money list when she attempts to become only the second horse to become ... (more...)
Patriots hold on to beat wasteful Buccaneers Patriots hold on to beat wasteful Buccaneers
- October 07, 2017

The Bucs had one last chance at winning the game after Jameis Winston drove them all the way down to the NE 19 in the last 1:10 of the game. What wears red pajamas, has missed five of his last six field goals, and isn't going to have a job this time next week? Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards with one touchdown and one interception. (more...)