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Olivier Giroud Admits He Was 'Very Close' To Joining Everton Olivier Giroud Admits He Was 'Very Close' To Joining Everton
- October 09, 2017

A new goalscorer will be high on the wanted list of Koeman, who will be hoping that Giroud's desperation to play first-team football ahead of the World Cup, could still see him head to Merseyside. "I also have a lot of respect for Lyon, who were also interested at one time". It is not in relation to these clubs, but compared to a return to France. (more...)
Dubai late show keeps Pakistan in the hunt Dubai late show keeps Pakistan in the hunt
- October 09, 2017

However, Pakistan stunned the Sri Lankans as it sent half of their batsmen including first innings Centurion Dimuth Karunaratne and in-form Dinesh Chandimal to the pavilion for just 34 runs in second innings. Shinwari, who is now representing Habib Bank in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, has been called up to fill in for fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who was ruled out of the five-match series due to a stress injury in his right shin. (more...)
AC Milan readying massive January bid for Man City striker Sergio Aguero AC Milan readying massive January bid for Man City striker Sergio Aguero
- October 09, 2017

City agreed a £60m deadline day deal for Sanchez, but were unable to complete the transfer after Arsenal were unable to land a replacement for the Chilean. City have made light of that blow during the opening weeks of the season, dropping just two points in their opening seven league games and making a 100% start to their European campaign. (more...)
Koroibete scores as Wallabies beat Argentina Koroibete scores as Wallabies beat Argentina
- October 09, 2017

As well as his pair of tries , Hodge had a hand in two others as the Wallabies secured a bonus-point win to finish the tournament second behind a dominant New Zealand side who won six of six matches. Genia threw a long pass from a maul and Hodge darted over unchallenged as the Wallabies regained the lead but a late Sanchez penalty tied the scores at 13-13 at half-time. (more...)
Five takeaways from the Thunder's nail-biting win against Melbourne United Five takeaways from the Thunder's nail-biting win against Melbourne United
- October 09, 2017

The curt statement nearly came back to bite the reigning NBA MVP, however, with the Thunder only just hanging on for an 86-85 win over the Aussie upstarts. "I'm New Zealand, team New Zealand over here, just so you know". Casper Ware was the stand-out for the Melbourne side with 20 points, including six three-pointers, while former Breaker Tai Wesley filled the stat sheet with 13 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two steals. (more...)
Alex Iwobi: 'Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil exits would be huge setback' Alex Iwobi: 'Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil exits would be huge setback'
- October 09, 2017

Arsenal were able to prevent either from leaving over the summer, with Manchester City having pushed hard for Sanchez , but they now face January sales or possible free transfers in 2018. He said: "If it means me playing No 10 or any position for the club, I'm ready to give 100 per cent". Arsene Wenger will have players back from injury and others like Wilshere having gained more fitness over this break so I think we have too much quality for the Hornets as long as the attitude is right ... (more...)
Dana White Says UFC 216 Tickets Will Be Free for 1st Responders Dana White Says UFC 216 Tickets Will Be Free for 1st Responders
- October 09, 2017

Prior to the beginning of the UFC 216 pay-per-view card Saturday night, a special video message featuring Dana White aired. The UFC dedicated UFC 216 to the victims and all of those affected by the tragedy, while hosting 1,500 victims, family members and first responders at the event. (more...)
Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway
- October 09, 2017

Larson possibly had the best vehicle to challenge Truex, but a tire changer slipped on a pit stop when Larson was leading with 55 laps remaining. "It was tough out there today; the auto was a handful", Truex said . DALE JR.: He finished 12th in his final Cup race at the track , which he told SiriusXM "has been hemorrhaging for a while". Busch said he could tell the heat inside the auto was going to be an issue as a result of the initial damage. (more...)
QPR's Wszolek off to World Cup Finals
- October 09, 2017

The Bayern Munich striker then set up Kamil Grosicki with a clever touch in the 16th minute and the winger fired home from 12 metres after good work by Zielinski, who shook off two Montenegrin defenders to thread the ball to Lewandowski. Poland ended up winning the group by five points, as Denmark failed to hold onto a lead earned by Christian Eriksen's 60th-minute penalty. Heading into the final round, three teams - Slovakia, Scotland and Slovenia - were in contention to finish second and ... (more...)
Will Giants DE Olivier Vernon play vs. Chargers? | Inactives projection Will Giants DE Olivier Vernon play vs. Chargers? | Inactives projection
- October 09, 2017

Vernon, Damon Harrison and Landon Collins all knelt three weeks ago, but last week in Tampa, Collins and Harrison stood with their fists raised; Vernon was the only one who remained kneeling. He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign but did not make a start, finishing with 23 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He started all 16 games his first five seasons - the first four with the Dolphins, a year ago with the Giants - and started the first four games this season. (more...)
Pence leaves Colts game after players kneel during anthem Pence leaves Colts game after players kneel during anthem
- October 09, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game in protest against players who refused to stand during the national anthem . A White House statement from Pence urged all Americans to rally around their flag. All of the Colts players appeared to stand during the anthem. It won't work. Nobody knew that Mike Pence was at a football game, and nobody cared that he left. (more...)
Jones says players that 'disrespect the flag' won't play Jones says players that 'disrespect the flag' won't play
- October 09, 2017

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said emphatically his players will stand for the national anthem and not disrespect the flag, and if they do, then the player or players will not play. "I do, too", Jones told reporters. Shortly after the team's 35-31 loss, the 74-year-old National Football League boss said players that appear to demonstrate instead of standing during the national anthem will not play. (more...)
Pence leaves National Football League game as players kneel Pence leaves National Football League game as players kneel
- October 09, 2017

The right to participate in such a protest is protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. No Colts players knelt during the anthem prior to the game in Indianapolis but the 49ers had more than 20 players kneeling with their hands over their hearts for the second straight week. (more...)
JJ Watt Carried Off Field After Left Leg Injury JJ Watt Carried Off Field After Left Leg Injury
- October 09, 2017

Christian Covington will come in to play in Watt's stead. If that's the case, then his season will be cut short far too early in the year. It's a chest injury for Mercilus, according to NBC's Michelle Tafoya. Watt remained on his hands and knees for a couple of minutes while trainers checked on him. This makes it much more challenging. These two teams have both been in the mix for playoff contention the last few years. (more...)
Jason Taumalolo on why he chose Tonga Jason Taumalolo on why he chose Tonga
- October 09, 2017

It's said Taumalolo disagreed with the stance taken by the Kiwis coach to drop forwards Jessie Bromwich and Kevin Proctor from the World Cup squad after being involved in a drugs scandal following the ANZAC Test in Canberra. "You're going to have to find some way to be able to trust them again but does that cause issues and problems that we don't need". The former Dally M medal victor said he hasn't been contacted by any of his ex-kiwi teammates but has the support of Cowboys teammate and ... (more...)
Arsenal's Mustafi suffers 'muscle tear' in Germany's win over Azerbaijan Arsenal's Mustafi suffers 'muscle tear' in Germany's win over Azerbaijan
- October 09, 2017

While Bayern Munich defender Niklas Suele went off earlier as a precaution, Low said, "I think Mustafi has a muscle tear". "Overall it would be a mistake to take this qualification as the standard". Germany, who had already secured qualification for next year's finals in Russian Federation, needed an hour to hit their stride despite an early lead through the 22-year-old Goretzka, already a target for several top European clubs. (more...)
Harden fires back at McHale
- October 09, 2017

I think (the Rockets' offseason addition of star point guard) Chris Paul is going to help him just kind of get back into just being able to hoop and play and stuff like that. I'm not that type of person. Whether McHale chooses to continue the back-and-forth with Harden is another question entirely. I don't operate that way. (more...)
Rory McIlroy Confesses To Holding a Grudge Against Roy Keane Rory McIlroy Confesses To Holding a Grudge Against Roy Keane
- October 09, 2017

And all because of a childhood snub. Just ask Rory McIlroy, who's still dealing with the trauma of being dismissed by Keane many moons ago. "I went and asked for his autograph at the Portmarnock Links Hotel when he was with the Ireland squad, and he said no". (more...)
Bengals overcome turnovers to beat Bills 20-16 Bengals overcome turnovers to beat Bills 20-16
- October 09, 2017

The Bengals and Bills met in Cincinnati for a game with a better finish than most anticipated. Joe Mixon was solid for the Bengals, carrying the ball 15 times for 51 yards, including one touchdown. However, a holding penalty moved Buffalo out of field-goal range, and the Bengals forced a punt. In Week 5, it found ways to hit big plays against a Bill defense that has been hard to move the ball on. (more...)
Nationals Go Wild in the 8th Inning of Game 2 Nationals Go Wild in the 8th Inning of Game 2
- October 09, 2017

He spoke of needing to have fun. "The more at-bats I get", Harper said before Game 2, "the more comfortable I get". It's about catching the ball, which Washington didn't do well all season (minus-37 runs saved, worst among playoff teams), and which Rendon didn't do when he needed to. (more...)