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Michael Jordan complains 'super teams' hurting National Basketball Association competition Michael Jordan complains 'super teams' hurting National Basketball Association competition
- October 13, 2017

The Oklahoma City Thunder now boast a big three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan isn't happy with the way the game is being balanced in this day and age. Thoughts on super teams? "He in a transitional period", Jordan said. "I would never say one is greater than the other". Let's not say it's going to hurt the league just yet. (more...)
USMNT coach Bruce Arena calls World Cup qualifying elimination 'a blemish' USMNT coach Bruce Arena calls World Cup qualifying elimination 'a blemish'
- October 13, 2017

Former US global Taylor Twellman told ESPN News: "The gloves should have been off years ago". We can't beat Trinidad on a field that's too wet and too heavy? In the unlikely event the US might suffer what raters deemed would constitute the "worst loss in USMNT history", they'd still advance as long as both Panama and Honduras didn't beat the top two teams already qualified - Costa Rica and Mexico. (more...)
New Jersey Devils First Three Games: By the Numbers New Jersey Devils First Three Games: By the Numbers
- October 13, 2017

With Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha each notching two goals and Brian Gibbons scoring while killing off a two-man disadvantage, the Devils defeated the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Wednesday night in a battle of previously unbeaten teams. New Jersey finished 27th in the league last season, some 25 points behind Toronto . Wood scored his second goal of the season 1:38 later after splitting the defense. (more...)
RB Aaron Jones brings 'another dimension' to Packers offense RB Aaron Jones brings 'another dimension' to Packers offense
- October 13, 2017

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott rose to the occasion, much like he did when the teams faced off past year in the Divisional Playoffs; this time, it was Prescott's team that took a commanding 21-6 lead in the second quarter, compared to when the Packers lead 21-3 in the playoffs. (more...)
Auburn receives federal subpoena in bribery scandal
- October 13, 2017

Among the others documents Oklahoma State has been asked to turn over, according to The Oklahoman . Person was suspended without pay after prosecutors said the former National Basketball Association player accepted about $91,500 in bribes to steer clients to a Pittsburgh-based financial adviser when they reached the National Basketball Association. (more...)
NFL, NFLPA release joint statement on national anthem policy NFL, NFLPA release joint statement on national anthem policy
- October 13, 2017

He responded with a tweet: "No I will be done playing football ". Trump, via Twitter, inaccurately posted that Goodell's memo ordered the players to stand for the national anthem, which the league quickly rebuked. Tight end Delanie Walker said he received death threats after the Seahawks game after stating that fans who felt disrespected by athletes using their platform to protest don't have to come to games. (more...)
Michael Jordan expresses concerns with NBA's competitive balance
- October 13, 2017

Michael and Novant are really excited about this project". After all, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony joined Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, Chris Paul teamed up with James Harden in Houston and Boston brought in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. (more...)
Meet Roger Goodell's Secret Twitter Defender Meet Roger Goodell's Secret Twitter Defender
- October 13, 2017

The account was said to have specifically targeted media members who were critical of the commissioner. She also tweeted in response to a newspaper clipping about former Senator Charles Goodell, Roger's father. The daughter of Samuel Skinner, who was chief of staff and Secretary of Transportation under former president George H.W. Bush, she stepped down from her on-air roles in 2011, announcing that she wanted to spend more time with her family. (more...)
John Calipari, media go at each other over NCAA scandal John Calipari, media go at each other over NCAA scandal
- October 13, 2017

Reluctantly granted the opportunity to ask his question, Tipton referenced a recent report that the FBI was expanding its investigation to target all schools sponsored by Nike, which would include Kentucky. Calipari: "Ask it. OK". Then Tipton got the mic, and Calipari would go on to say neither he nor the school has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Ireland edge closer to first-ever Test against Pakistan Ireland edge closer to first-ever Test against Pakistan
- October 13, 2017

Pakistan is scheduled to tour England for two Tests, fives ODIs and a solitary T20I in May next year and Ireland hopes to use this window to organize the match at Malahide. Irish captain William Porterfield is delighted with the news. One is also reminded of the monumental defeat of Pakistan at the hands of Ireland at the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, a point often called the turning point for Ireland Cricket. (more...)
Yankees Beat Indians, Advance To ALCS: Twitter Reacts Yankees Beat Indians, Advance To ALCS: Twitter Reacts
- October 13, 2017

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorious homered twice in the series clinching victory, as the Yanks chased Indians ace Corey Kluber early in the game and never looked back. Altuve may not be able to replicate his over-.500 performance against the kind of pitching the Yankees bring to the series, but he's an incredibly risky, patient hitter. (more...)
Federal court reinstates Ezekiel Elliott's 6 game suspension Federal court reinstates Ezekiel Elliott's 6 game suspension
- October 13, 2017

The case will essentially start all over again, but will now move from Texas to NY, where Elliott has 10 days to refile his motion to fight the suspension. According to appellate lawyer Raffi Melkonian, the NFLPA's lawsuit on Elliott's behalf came prematurely. In a letter sent to Elliott informing him of suspension in August, the National Football League stated it believed he used physical force against Thompson three times over a span of five days in July 2016. (more...)
Raptors no longer staying at Trump-owned NY hotel Raptors no longer staying at Trump-owned NY hotel
- October 12, 2017

His team quit using Trump SoHo in 2016. In all, 17 teams from across the major professional sports leagues had stayed at Trump properties before 2015. Trump last month disinvited the Golden State Warriors to the White House after guard Stephen Curry, LeBron James and other pro athletes condemned Trump's comment during a political rally in Alabama calling for National Football League owners to fire any "son of a bitch" who kneeled during "The Star-Spangled Banner". (more...)
The one reason Harry Kane could turn down Real Madrid for Spurs The one reason Harry Kane could turn down Real Madrid for Spurs
- October 13, 2017

European champions Real Madrid signed Modric and Bale in 2012 and 2013 and will get a closer look at Kane when Spurs head to the Santiago Bernabeu next week for the first of two Champions League group-stage ties. "It's money they can lay their hands on but it will be interesting to see what Levy's stance on the whole thing will be". Real Madrid have also shown an interest in signing Kane, who has been in sparkling form this season. (more...)
Arsene Wenger mocks Paul Merson in press conference Arsene Wenger mocks Paul Merson in press conference
- October 12, 2017

Carragher also added that he feels that the Manchester clubs and Chelsea are the only teams that can win the League this season. "Tactically, he's one of the best I've worked with". "That's when I knew he was a great manager". Wenger and Merson's war of words stems from comments the latter made about the Gunners in 2014 when he described them as playing like an under-12 team after throwing away a three-goal lead against Anderlecht. (more...)
Mata set to extend Manchester United deal Mata set to extend Manchester United deal
- October 12, 2017

The final details are however still to be agreed. Mourinho himself is determined to return the position of MU to the ranks of elite clubs in Europe. Owners the Glazer family have made it clear they are willing to back him to achieve that. His relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is also said to be a strong on with the club chief thinking Moutrinho is the best thing they have to Sir Alex Ferguson. (more...)
UFC Returning to Winnipeg: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos
- October 12, 2017

UFC officials made the announcement on Thursday. Lawler recently got back in the win column after a high-profile setback, outpointing Donald Cerrone in July at UFC 214. He has enjoyed tremendous success in his new division, beating Tarec Saffiedine to a unanimous decision in his divisional debut before scoring a first-round submission over Neil Magny. (more...)
Smith on top in Malaysia Smith on top in Malaysia
- October 12, 2017

The last player to win on the PGA Tour in his first start was Jim Benepe at the 1988 Beatrice Western Open. Poom Saksansin of Thailand is in a three-way share of second on -7 alongside American pair Keegan Bradley and Xander Schauffele, who has continued his impressive form from the runners-up finish at the Tour Championship . (more...)
Swiss prosecutors open criminal proceedings against PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi Swiss prosecutors open criminal proceedings against PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi
- October 12, 2017

Valcke, under a separate investigation by Swiss authorities for criminal mismanagement since 2016, was questioned as a suspect on Thursday and properties searched in France, Greece, Italy and Spain. Switzerland has opened a criminal probe targeting Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, and FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke , over alleged corruption in the sale of World Cup media rights. (more...)
Del Potro dumps Zverev out of Shanghai ATP Del Potro dumps Zverev out of Shanghai ATP
- October 12, 2017

Zverev all but handed the match to del Potro when he dropped a crucial service game midway through the fifth set, hitting a cross-court backhand into the net. Del Potro, a 2013 Shanghai finalist, was aware he made a likely permanent impact by breaking Zverev's serve. "For me, it's impossible to lose a match when I've only been broken one time", Zverev said. (more...)