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Australian rules-AFL criticised after transgender player ruled ineligible Australian rules-AFL criticised after transgender player ruled ineligible
- October 17, 2017

Mouncey has transitioned to a woman over the past two years and has been left in a perplexing position that denies her the chance to play with the game's best, but allows her to play at a local level. Although Mouncey's hormone levels would see her eligible to compete at the Olympics under IOC regulations, the AFL placed more significance on Victorian law because of the physical nature of the sport. (more...)
Hassan Whiteside responds, doesn't back down from Joel Embiid rivalry Hassan Whiteside responds, doesn't back down from Joel Embiid rivalry
- October 17, 2017

At least to begin the season, the Sixers will be extremely cautious with their franchise center, keeping him on a strict minute limit. Embiid is one of the most exciting players in the National Basketball Association, and his part in the emerging young Sixers core is one of the most anticipated storylines of the season. (more...)
Australia, Honduras set dates for inter-continental playoff Australia, Honduras set dates for inter-continental playoff
- October 17, 2017

The short period between games in the two-legged World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras has been criticised by the latter's coach, Jorge Luis Pinto. The experienced manager said he was determined to wrap up the play-off tie in the first leg by bombarding the Socceroos shaky defence from the opening whistle. (more...)
Guardiola does not want to compare De Bruyne with Messi Guardiola does not want to compare De Bruyne with Messi
- October 17, 2017

Gabriel Jesus joined the chorus of approval for Kevin De Bruyne after Manchester City swept Stoke aside easily on Saturday. RealSport give some explanation as to how the Belgian midfielder made the step from Chelsea reject to Ballon d'Or nominee. (more...)
Northern Ireland to play Switzerland for place in 2018 tournament Northern Ireland to play Switzerland for place in 2018 tournament
- October 17, 2017

Slovakia, the worst-ranked runners-up at the end of the qualifying campaign, miss out. Michael O'Neill 's side are rewarded for their second-place finish in Group C with a two-legged tie against the three-time quarter-finalists as they eye a first World Cup appearance in 32 years. (more...)
Reports Channel 9 Have Axed The NRL Footy Show Reports Channel 9 Have Axed The NRL Footy Show
- October 17, 2017

Footy Show executive producer Glenn Pallister this week told Vautin, who is holidaying in the U.S., the show would no longer exist in its current format and he would not be a part of it. According to reports the network will continue to run a live rugby league show on Thursday night under a re-launched title that will be hosted by Molan. (more...)
Manchester United star could join Ronaldo at Real Madrid Manchester United star could join Ronaldo at Real Madrid
- October 17, 2017

The Spain midfielder emphasised that he is simply happy to have been recognised for his progress after forcing his way into the Madrid first team, rather than seeking to compete for the prize with Ronaldo. Isco also described Ronaldo as a "killer" after helping the forward end his La Liga goal drought. Isco will hope Ronaldo can continue is goal scoring form as Madrid meet group rivals Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday. (more...)
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata returns to full-training Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata returns to full-training
- October 17, 2017

Morata should also be back for this game but they might be still missing Kante who is a critical part of the side. "I think this is a really tough one for Chelsea ", Nicholas said to Sky Sports . 'I know my squad and my players very well. Could Antonio Conte really expect Morata to start 30 games - especially given the demands of the Premier League? A nine-point gap separates Chelsea from leaders City but the Blues top their Champions League group, two points ahead of second-placed ... (more...)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife expecting first child
- October 17, 2017

Earnhardt has five races left before he retires from his final full-time season in NASCAR . NASCAR's most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock vehicle racing next year. In an interview with USA Today earlier this year, Amy told reporters a little bit about life with Earnhardt. And it would be weird not being a race-car driver if I have a daughter or son. (more...)
Adrian Peterson had a monster game in his debut with the Cardinals Adrian Peterson had a monster game in his debut with the Cardinals
- October 17, 2017

But that changed in week 6 with Adrian Peterson in the lineup. Hopefully newly acquired Cardinal Adrian Peterson can create a spark for the Cardinals Running game. Peterson might not win the rushing title this year but he delivered the cathartic comeback game that established he still has something left in the tank. (more...)
Hooray Newcastle fans! Ashley officially puts Magpies up for sale Hooray Newcastle fans! Ashley officially puts Magpies up for sale
- October 17, 2017

Newcastle United have confirmed that the club is up for sale. "A process will now commence of identifying new ownership for the club that will be capable of delivering the sustained investment in and dedication to the club that is necessary for it to achieve its ambitions". (more...)
United States to face Portugal in November friendly
- October 17, 2017

The clash is scheduled during the full worldwide window allowing for all players to be available for selection. Coach Bruce Arena quit Friday, and the U.S. Portugal will begin the worldwide break with a friendly against fellow World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia in Leiria on November 10, before facing the U.S.in Algarve. (more...)
SC player comforts Tennessee QB after loss — SPORTSMANSHIP SC player comforts Tennessee QB after loss — SPORTSMANSHIP
- October 17, 2017

In the end, that was too wide of a margin for Tennessee in its second-straight loss. Although Guarantano and company were able to drive 73 yards to South Carolina's two-yard line, the quarterback, making his first career start, wasn't able to get into the end zone. (more...)
EPL On Citi: Chelsea fall to Crystal Palace, Man City thrash Stoke EPL On Citi: Chelsea fall to Crystal Palace, Man City thrash Stoke
- October 17, 2017

To their credit Stoke did threaten to get back into the game when they scored either side of the interval, but being pegged back to 3-2 just pushed Guardiola's men into overdrive, with the quite brilliant Kevin De Bruyne pulling all the strings. (more...)
LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs Agree to 3-Year, $72 Million Contract Extension LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs Agree to 3-Year, $72 Million Contract Extension
- October 17, 2017

Aldridge was originally selected by the aforementioned Trail Blazers, by way of the Chicago Bulls, in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft out of Texas. (more...)
Dejan Lovren Accuses Romelu Lukaku of Deliberately Trying to Injure Him Dejan Lovren Accuses Romelu Lukaku of Deliberately Trying to Injure Him
- October 17, 2017

For that reason manager Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to be rotating many players, even though this game falls between matches against United and Tottenham. "This (Maribor) is the place they should rotate", he said. "I have heard that from people", he said, as quoted by The Guardian . "Now I am in a team where we want to win against the big teams and we want to win every game, so I think the situation will change". (more...)
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren accuses Romelu Lukaku of 'stamp' in Anfield goalless draw Liverpool's Dejan Lovren accuses Romelu Lukaku of 'stamp' in Anfield goalless draw
- October 17, 2017

To be honest, my point of view is that he did on goal. "Even if he didn't do it [on purpose], he would usually apologise, he was nervous during the game , that was also the reason". "He's a Manchester United centre-forward, there are high expectations of what you've got to do in games, big games, win games". "He could have taken off (Emre) Can, (Jordan) Henderson or (Georginio) Wijnaldum and brought (Philippe) Coutinho back into the midfield three and made it a more attacking team and ... (more...)
LeBron's Status For Season Opener vs. Celtics Still Unclear LeBron's Status For Season Opener vs. Celtics Still Unclear
- October 16, 2017

When the National Basketball Association released its schedule for the 2017-18 season on August 14, the Cavaliers' season opener against the Celtics was already intriguing as an Eastern Conference finals rematch. In a recent interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols , LeBron was asked about comments Dwyane Wade made a year ago during an appearance on Kelly Ripa's show, where D-Wade referred to LeBron as an "exact tipper" who is so cheap he will only use his phone if he has Wi-Fi access. (more...)
This giant crash at Talladega Superspeedway took out 16 cars This giant crash at Talladega Superspeedway took out 16 cars
- October 16, 2017

After a series of big crashes in the final moments of this race, only four of the 12 playoff contenders are left running. Not a bad race to win, even one with this much chaos. "I hate to leave slightly disappointed, but hopefully they enjoyed everything else they saw". The biggest was a 16-car pile up that began when contact between Martin Truex Jr. (more...)
Attorney makes case for Louisville to retain Pitino as coach Attorney makes case for Louisville to retain Pitino as coach
- October 16, 2017

Through attorney Steve Pence, Pitino has denied involvement and promised to fight his termination, which would include no severance pay. Greg Postel announces that suspended basketball coach Rick Pitino has been terminated with cause. "We presented our case as if coach Pitino was Coach 2", he said. Louisville interim President Gregory Postel previously said Pitino's involvement in two recent scandals show "a pattern" of "inappropriate behavior" and are cause for Pitino to be fired. (more...)

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