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Aussies in NBA: Simmons the first Australian to record a triple-double Aussies in NBA: Simmons the first Australian to record a triple-double
- October 24, 2017

Ben Simmons posted his first career triple-double in just his fourth National Basketball Association game, scoring 21 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists in Monday's 97-86 win over the Pistons. Australian rookie Simmons was simply superb, notching 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists - all career highs - to secure a triple-double in just his fourth game. (more...)
Colts lose rookie safety with season-ending knee injury
- October 24, 2017

Indianapolis Colts first-round rookie safety Malik Hooker is done for the season with a torn ACL and MCL suffered Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars , according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . He's leading the team with three interceptions through seven games as a rookie. After losing today the Colts are now 2-5 on the year with their playoff hopes dimming more and more. (more...)
HCL Technologies powers 2017-18 edition of Volvo Ocean Race HCL Technologies powers 2017-18 edition of Volvo Ocean Race
- October 24, 2017

The team had a close call with one of the spectator boats as they tried to navigate the tricky course. "We took the inshore route with good angle and we know we crossed ahead of the fleet when we converged with them again", skipper Charlie Enright said. (more...)
Everton sack Ronald Koeman after dismal run Everton sack Ronald Koeman after dismal run
- October 24, 2017

He would be the ideal replacement for Koeman at this point. There is a strong chance that landing No.1 target Olivier Giroud in the summer may have meant Koeman is still in a job today, but there is no guarantee. "They've had a lot of players who have come in who are still trying to gel", the former Reds defender said on Friday Night Football . Of the incomers, only Nikola Vlasic and keeper Jordan Pickford have lived up to expectations, which, given Everton's defending, is just as well. (more...)
Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers
- October 24, 2017

Because they didn't, it brings up concerns moving forward about the identity of this offense. The Panthers (4-3) failed to score a touchdown for the first time since a 9-3 victory against Buffalo on September 17. But he added: "We'll take a win any day of the week". This has morphed into an offense that has forced Newton to scramble and call his own number on more run plays than offensive coordinator Mike Shula probably would like. (more...)
UNC's Joel Berry II Out Four Weeks Due To Broken Hand UNC's Joel Berry II Out Four Weeks Due To Broken Hand
- October 24, 2017

He scored a game-high 22 against Gonzaga in the NCAA title game. Berry averaged 14.7 points last season. Sophomore Seventh Woods and freshman Jalek Felton could see an increase in playing time in Berry's absence. "The recent hurricanes caused so much damage", Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said in the statement. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale on October 25 on goheels.com, at the UNC ticket office and by phone (1-800-722-HEEL). (more...)
Expected Arsenal line up to face Norwich in Carabao Cup Expected Arsenal line up to face Norwich in Carabao Cup
- October 24, 2017

In early team news Arsenal are without David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Shkodran Mustafi, Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck, and their manager Arsene Wenger looks set to give some of the club's young prospects another chance to impress. Arsenal were back to their best as they thrashed Everton at Goodson Park on Sunday but Arsene Wenger's men have wasted no time dwelling on the performance. (more...)
India skipper Virat Kohli seeks December break from cricket citing personal reasons India skipper Virat Kohli seeks December break from cricket citing personal reasons
- October 24, 2017

Prasad also confirmed that other players will be rested too, but refused to name who would get a break. "Considering the workload and the global schedule that we have right now, we are definitely going to rotate players". Kohli made 121 in defeat to New Zealand on Sunday to overtake Ricky Ponting and move second on the list for most one-day global centuries behind only countryman Sachin Tendulkar . (more...)
Eagles LT Jason Peters carted off field Eagles LT Jason Peters carted off field
- October 24, 2017

The injury occurred after Peters was in pass protection against linebacker Ryan Anderson when nose tackle Ziggy Hood fell onto Peters' right knee causing it to buckle. Peters' teammates swarmed the cart and gave him an emotional sendoff, a nod to the severity of the knee injury and the respect with which the nine-time Pro Bowler is held in Philadelphia. (more...)
Predicted Manchester United side to play Swansea: Shaw and Romero should start Predicted Manchester United side to play Swansea: Shaw and Romero should start
- October 24, 2017

After seeing United suffer their first domestic defeat of the season, Juan Mata called on the cup holders to respond. After playing four consecutive Premier League activities, #Swansea City will take a break from the excruciating league as the Swans host #Manchester United in Carabao Cup at Liberty Stadium . (more...)
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
- October 24, 2017

Dortmund made its best ever start to the Bundesliga with eight wins and one draw before Leipzig brought its run to a halt on October 14. Following the game at Frankfurt, in which Dortmund lost a 2-0 lead, some media outlets suggested the situation had the hallmarks of a developing crisis and criticised Bosz. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott cleared for Week 8 after court ruling Ezekiel Elliott cleared for Week 8 after court ruling
- October 24, 2017

Manhattan Federal Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla ruled in a decision entered Monday that the hearing in an ongoing battle over the suspension of the star Dallas Cowboy running back will be held October 30, as originally planned. Elliott, who was not arrested or charged in the case, maintains his innocence after being accused of assaulting his former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio. (more...)
Arizona State to honor Pat Tillman with special uniforms Arizona State to honor Pat Tillman with special uniforms
- October 24, 2017

Arizona State University has played an active role in supporting and honoring the US military through its Salute to Service enterprise. Adidas detailed the phrase "Give 'em Hell" from the ASU fight song in the uniform. Arizona State has honored the legacy of Tillman for a while now. He left his football career in 2002 to enlist in the U.S. Army. He helped the team to the 1997 Rose Bowl after an undefeated season and earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. (more...)
Spanish tourist was accidentally shot in Rio favela
- October 24, 2017

Intense shootouts between the gangs and also with police officers have taken place nearly daily. The tourists "saw police circulating and felt safer when in reality it was the exact opposite", Aragao said, adding that the visitors had been taken into a "conflict area". (more...)
Marcus Peters Testified on Marshawn Lynch's Behalf at Suspension Appeal Hearing Marcus Peters Testified on Marshawn Lynch's Behalf at Suspension Appeal Hearing
- October 24, 2017

Lynch was suspended one game for leaving the bench and shoving an official in the second quarter of Oakland's game against the Chiefs on Thursday. Lynch said he wanted to make a comeback so he could give something back to his hometown of Oakland before the Raiders move to Las Vegas in 2020. (more...)
Sendejo Suspended 1 Game For Hit On Ravens' Wallace Sendejo Suspended 1 Game For Hit On Ravens' Wallace
- October 24, 2017

In a letter from the league, Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan said that the hit could have been avoided and was "violently directed at the head and neck area and unreasonably placed both [Sendejo] and the opposing player at risk of serious injury". (more...)
Florida coach Jim McElwain says players, staff have gotten death threats
- October 24, 2017

No players who spoke after McElwain said they have received death threats, but one, linebacker Kylan Johnson, admitted he has heard things been said. A lot of angry people. Earlier this season, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin received racist hate mail, which his wife, Charlene, posted on social media. You're a (racial epithet) and can't win! "You're in the business, that's all part of it", he said. (more...)
Liverpool boss Klopp: Have Man City already title won? Liverpool boss Klopp: Have Man City already title won?
- October 24, 2017

But Barton, who has been regular critic of the charismatic and widely-popular German, says he has yet to see evidence of that after Liverpool's frailties were again exposed by Tottenham on Sunday in a 4-1 defeat at Wembley . Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Manchester City could yet to have the Premier League title already wrapped up. So far, the Merseyside outfit have conceded 24 goals in all competitions and have won just three of their nine Premier League games . (more...)
Carolina Panthers lose 17-3 to the Chicago Bears Carolina Panthers lose 17-3 to the Chicago Bears
- October 24, 2017

The concern has to be on an offense without an identity. "We squandered the opportunity, but I'm not feeling sorry for myself, nor do I expect anyone else to". Without Kalil and Turner, who'll have an MRI on Monday but said he expects to be ready next week in Tampa Bay, the sledding for an already-struggling offense and inconsistent quarterback is more hard. (more...)
McDonough: A chance Bledsoe has played his last game with Suns McDonough: A chance Bledsoe has played his last game with Suns
- October 24, 2017

Although most thought Bledsoe's tweet led to Watson's firing, the Suns are now looking to trade the point guard. McDonough said that Bledsoe told the Suns' organization that his tweet was about him being at a hair salon and not about his time in Phoenix according to sources. (more...)

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