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Lewis Hamilton comes in quickest during second practice in rainy Japan
- October 06, 2017

When the session resumed with 23 minutes left on the clock, Ferrari sent both its drivers out on super-soft tyres, with Vettel - who had been 0.042 seconds behind super-soft-shod Hamilton in second when still on softs - eclipsing the Mercedes' previous benchmark by 0.211s to move to the top of the times. (more...)
Tyler Boyd faces drug-related charges but denies being at scene Tyler Boyd faces drug-related charges but denies being at scene
- October 06, 2017

They found out it was registered to Tyler Boyd. The auto sustained heavy front-end damage after crashing into a guardrail, but police say when they arrived no one was in the vehicle. Police later determined the auto was registered to Boyd. Two days later officers say Boyd and his mother came to the Jefferson Hills Police Department about the accident. (more...)
Tottenham drag heels on Alderweireld contract Tottenham drag heels on Alderweireld contract
- October 06, 2017

Though talks were meant to begin last December about a new contract, Tottenham are yet to put an offer on the table for Belgian centre back Toby Alderweireld . Asked if he had been offered anything by Spurs, he said: "No, I am focused on football". Tottenham Hotspur ace Jan Vertonghen will become Belgium's record cap holder this week when he plays in their World Cup qualifying double header. (more...)
Arsenal still an option for Ozil as Alexis set for exit Arsenal still an option for Ozil as Alexis set for exit
- October 06, 2017

However, while Ozil has not always inspired confidence during his time with Arsenal-there remains a perennial question mark over his performances in the most important games in particular-he is perhaps unfairly scapegoated at times. The Manchester United manager worked with Ozil at Real Madrid from 2010 through 2013, both leaving at the same time for London. While Ozil may be keen to return to Madrid, it's believed the European champions have no interest in re-signing him at this moment. (more...)
Pep Guardiola Has Done This For Premier League - Phil Neville
- October 06, 2017

Premier League is established, they know how to expose the brand. Few other clubs have been interested in such a change - which would affect £273 million of prize money - and their reluctance is holding up the proposals, which require two-thirds approval to succeed. (more...)
Liverpool keen on Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz? Liverpool keen on Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz?
- October 06, 2017

He broke into the Leverkusen first team last season and become the clubs youngest ever Bundesliga player at the age of 17 years and 126 days. However, Liverpool arguably need to be pursuing a different type of attacking player to Havertz. (more...)
Legend explains why Liverpool will not sack Jurgen Klopp Legend explains why Liverpool will not sack Jurgen Klopp
- October 06, 2017

Jose Mourinho and his players are on a roll at the moment but any hiccups could seriously damage their momentum and confidence I think. I'm not one that jumps on the bandwagon and listens to criticism after seven games. Liverpool will be hoping to walk away with all three points after a 1-1 draw with Newcastle last time out. The Reds are now not playing like a team that could challenge for a top four finish and after several games, they are already several points behind the Manchester clubs ... (more...)
Andres Iniesta: Barcelona captain signs lifetime contract with La Liga club
- October 06, 2017

However, Barca have now confirmed that a deal has been struck which they hope will see the 33-year-old remain at the club until he retires. FC Barcelona have announced the contract extension of one of the club's most successful players in history. (more...)
First blood Vettel in Suzuka FP1
- October 06, 2017

Vettel set new fastest first and second sectors on his lap and may have completed the set had he not come across the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson in the final few corners of the lap. "The auto feels back to normal, so I'm ready to race". Next up was Max Verstappen , victor for Red Bull last time out in Malaysia, who took a trip over the dirt before a red flag stopped the session with just under half of the 90 minutes remaining. (more...)
Nationals To Start Stephen Strasburg In Game 1 Against Cubs
- October 06, 2017

Does that give the Cubs the advantage or are they the underdogs against the Nationals in the five-game series? When Hendricks came up with the Cubs in 2014, he was seen as a bottom of the rotation kind of pitcher . In fact, Hendricks has a sparkling 2.19 ERA in the second half. Maddon's decision got support from President Theo Epstein , as he told the "Spiegel & Parkins Show" on WSCR 670 the Score that he trusts Hendricks can go deep into playoff games without a short hook. (more...)
Aussie World Cup hopes still alive Aussie World Cup hopes still alive
- October 06, 2017

The Socceroos remain in the box seat ahead of Tuesday's second leg in Sydney, where the eventual victor will go into a final play-off with the CONCACAF federation's fourth-placed team. The match felt similar to the majority of Australia's World Cup Qualifying campaign, it provided the overwhelming sensation that the Socceroos couldn't covert their dominance on the pitch, to goals on the scoreboard. (more...)
Bolivian joins Brazil team photo before World Cup qualifier Bolivian joins Brazil team photo before World Cup qualifier
- October 06, 2017

The striker also has extensive experience in Brazil's Serie A, having started his career in Bahia with Vitoria and also representing Cruzeiro, Gremio and Flamengo during his career. They'll be out for blood, and that could be bad for Bolivia's dreams. But, largely thanks to keeper Carlos Lampe , Bolivia at least kept up their 32-year undefeated record against Brazil in home World Cup qualifiers. (more...)
New York Yankees Advance To ALDS New York Yankees Advance To ALDS
- October 06, 2017

His two-run home run gave the Indians a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. Bauer easily outperformed his counterpart Gray, striking out eight and giving up just two hits. That was really the only way we could do it. Trevor Bauer , right, gets congratulated by Francisco Lindor after his start in ALDS Game 1 against the Yankees . (more...)
Chelsea hero Ray Wilkins questions Nemanja Matic transfer Chelsea hero Ray Wilkins questions Nemanja Matic transfer
- October 06, 2017

Matic has started well at United as Jose Mourinho looks to win the club their first Premier League title since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. A hamstring injury won't stop Paul Pogba as the Manchester United man kicked back and showed off his dance moves on Twitter . Because he's six-foot four, maybe a little bit gangly, people don't think he's got that ability, but he has . (more...)
Simona Halep secures long-awaited win over Maria Sharapova Simona Halep secures long-awaited win over Maria Sharapova
- October 06, 2017

Halep dropped just four games overall, and held to love twice in the second set as she went on to serve out the match. This time she won in an hour and 12 minutes. France's Garcia - who needs to reach at least the semi-finals this week to keep her chances alive - beat Belgian Elise Mertens 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 on Wednesday. (more...)
Former Arsenal defender lifts lid on collapsed Everton move Former Arsenal defender lifts lid on collapsed Everton move
- October 06, 2017

You can get odds of 7/4 for the Belgian's next destination to be Goodison Park. However Vermaelen has refused to be drawn on his recent links with Everton . "Things can change quickly, it's not going well for me at the moment but next week everything could be different". Struggling in the early phases of the 2017-18 campaign, Everton and Ronald Koeman are probably happy about this worldwide break, which will allow them to sit down and analyse where it's all going wrong. (more...)
Major League Baseball playoffs: Cubs choose Kyle Hendricks to start Game 1 vs. Nats Major League Baseball playoffs: Cubs choose Kyle Hendricks to start Game 1 vs. Nats
- October 06, 2017

Washington's chances to win this series took a bit of a hit as two-time Cy Young victor Max Scherzer , who might win a third career award in November, suffered a "tweaked" hamstring in his final regular-season start and will be unable to pitch (at least) the first two games. (more...)
Asian NBA player accused of appropriating black culture fires back against hypocrisy Asian NBA player accused of appropriating black culture fires back against hypocrisy
- October 06, 2017

With Lin now sporting dreadlocks, the former National Basketball Association pro made his thoughts about it known and even said that his hairstyle choice is inappropriate for a player who is not African American in an Instagram post he made on Wednesday. (more...)
Strasburg to Start Game 1 of NLDS
- October 06, 2017

Jake Arrieta has been removed from that conversation after his hamstring injury, seemingly leaving him at No. 3 or 4, pitting Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks for Game 1 and the potential do-or-die Game 5. With Max Scherzer presently out with a sore hammy, Strasburg is available to step in and control the first game in the series. It is up to all of us to keep each other safe. (more...)
Red Sox name Pmeranz Game 2 starter, rest of series remains unclear Red Sox name Pmeranz Game 2 starter, rest of series remains unclear
- October 06, 2017

A World Series trophy is on their agenda. In the first inning, Alex Bregman got Houston on the board first with a home run to left field. "Now we know how it feels to be there", he said on Wednesday. The Red Sox are not a power hitting team, finishing 27th in homers hit for the season, 23rd in OPS and 26th in slugging percentage. Just 5 minutes into the game DH, Eduardo Nunez went down as he ran out a grounder to third base. (more...)
Massa Unworried about Kubica/di Resta Test as Williams evaluate 2018 Options Massa Unworried about Kubica/di Resta Test as Williams evaluate 2018 Options
- October 06, 2017

The report explained that at the few countries on the F1 calendar where the legal alcohol consumption age is 25, test driver di Resta could stand in as a PR representative. I'm quite keen to do another season and I think I can do it in a great way. "I don't think it changes anything for me [the Kubica test]", Massa said. (more...)
Thierry Henry makes big claim about Anthony Martial at Man United Thierry Henry makes big claim about Anthony Martial at Man United
- October 06, 2017

However, Henry believes that Anthony Martial is already better than he was at the age of 21, shortly before Henry moved to England and, with Martial already having two years of Premier League experience under his belt, that is a frightening prospect. (more...)
Oscar admits Chelsea return would make him Oscar admits Chelsea return would make him "very happy"
- October 06, 2017

During his four-and-a-half seasons at the club, he won a Premier League title, the Europa League and the League Cup. It is also understood that the 26-year-old is keen to put pen to paper on a new contract with Juventus , potentially ruling out a future move to Chelsea . (more...)
Saudi Aramco bids to recover losses through Indian subsidiary Saudi Aramco bids to recover losses through Indian subsidiary
- October 06, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has said that India was a prime target as Aramco looked for collaboration opportunities across Asia. Both Falih and Nasser are part of an official Saudi visit to Moscow . King Selman bin Abdulaziz became Saudi king who made his first official visit to Russian Federation since its founding in 1926 as an independent state. (more...)
Empty Camp Nou odd situation for everyone - Valverde Empty Camp Nou odd situation for everyone - Valverde
- October 06, 2017

League leaders Barca tried to have the game postponed, but their request was turned down by La Liga and the club announced 25 minutes before kickoff that the game would be played behind closed doors. Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez also condemned the police action, in a video released on social media. "We are all aware of what happened in Catalonia". (more...)
Barca closed soccer stadium to show support for Catalan voters: Bartomeu Barca closed soccer stadium to show support for Catalan voters: Bartomeu
- October 06, 2017

The game was thrown into chaos when reports in the Spanish media said the club had postponed the game less than an hour before kick off, and supporters were not allowed through the Nou Camp gates. "We talked to the institutions and there was no way to cancel the game and pass it to another day". "This is not a security issue, the police gave us permission to play, but we wanted to show that this game was different because of everything that is happening in Catalonia and the lack of liberty ... (more...)
Sam Bradford to Practice Thursday, Might Play Week 5 with Knee Injury Sam Bradford to Practice Thursday, Might Play Week 5 with Knee Injury
- October 06, 2017

Bradford, who was officially listed as limited, hasn't played since twisting his left knee in the September 11 season-opening win vs. the Saints. As head coach Mike Zimmer promised prior to the session, Bradford was on the field for the Vikings' first practice of the week, though the quarterback didn't receive clearance for full activities. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting victims will be honored at UNLV football game Las Vegas shooting victims will be honored at UNLV football game
- October 06, 2017

For the game, the Rebels will wear the ribbons as decals on their helmets, rather than their usual logo. "We are all extremely proud of our community's response over the last couple of days". UNLV hockey coach Nick Robone was among the almost 500 concertgoers ingured during Sunday night's mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip. In conjunction with the UNLV Alumni Association, fans in attendance will also be given wearable ribbons upon entry. (more...)
Kevin Lee: Conor McGregor isn't the biggest challenge at 155 Kevin Lee: Conor McGregor isn't the biggest challenge at 155
- October 06, 2017

UFC 216 is set for Saturday, October 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas . She never made any title defenses and has lost three of her last four fights, but Holm us rumored to be facing Cris Cyborg for the featherweight belt in her next bout. (more...)
Saudi Aramco Chairman Eyes IPO In Second Half Of 2018 (ALLIPO)
- October 06, 2017

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, who is also Chairman of Aramco, said that the IPO was set to happen in the second half of 2018 and there was nothing to indicate that the schedule is slipping. Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said yesterday that the two sides will also sign binding investment agreements to the tune of US$3 billion. (more...)