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South Africans make 100s in their 530-3 vs. Bangladesh South Africans make 100s in their 530-3 vs. Bangladesh
- October 07, 2017

Hashim Amla and captain Faf du Plessis pressed home South Africa's advantage with an unbroken 140-run stand for the fourth wicket to take the Proteas to stumps at Mangaung Oval. The declaration looked around the corner with the hosts going past the 500-run mark an over later - and 20 minutes prior to the Lunch - but South Africa headed into the break having added 102 runs without any loss in the session and leaving Bangladesh guessing. (more...)
Mookie Betts aggravates wrist injury during ALDS Game 2
- October 07, 2017

They look to build off of their Wild Card play-in momentum that lifted them to an 8-4 win over the Twins at home earlier this week. There's a feeling of deja vu after these first two games. Clay Buchholz tossed a decent game start in Game 3 with two runs allowed in four innings. But they have even more incentive than never having won the World Series in their 55-year history. (more...)
David Goffin and Adrian Mannarino set final meeting — ATP Tokyo David Goffin and Adrian Mannarino set final meeting — ATP Tokyo
- October 07, 2017

No. 4 seed David Goffin and world No. 31 Adrian Mannarino have reached the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships final. Goffin, instrumental in Belgium's run to next month's Davis Cup final, had a scare against Australian qualifier Ebden, losing the first set before coming through 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/1). (more...)
Wounded congressman throws out first pitch for playoff game Wounded congressman throws out first pitch for playoff game
- October 07, 2017

Scalise made a triumphant return to the House floor last week, when he was greeted by yet another standing ovation. Capitol Police officer David Bailey, who stepped into the line of fire during the shooting, is also slated to participate in the opening ceremony. (more...)
Qatar World Cup in jeopardy amid political crisis
- October 07, 2017

The report warned companies working in Doha's $200bn (£153bn) infrastructure programme calling it a "high-risk project". Qatar denied it is supporting terrorism and has refused to meet conditions for sanctions to be lifted, the BBC reported . (more...)
Eric Bailly reacts to Jose Mourinho dropping him against Crystal Palace Eric Bailly reacts to Jose Mourinho dropping him against Crystal Palace
- October 07, 2017

Eric Bailly has played in every game for United this Premier League season, until he was rested versus lowly Crystal Palace this past Saturday. "For a young defender it's very important and with this manager I'm positive about the future". (more...)
Spain book their spot in 2018 World Cup Spain book their spot in 2018 World Cup
- October 07, 2017

Pique's night at Alicante's Jose Rico Perez stadium did not run quite so serenely, however. In the last head to head record between these two teams, Spain won the match against Albania . Team Spain , being in the same group as the Italian national team, it was with them that the fight for leadership in the standings was predicted. The team Albania misses the player Thomas Strakosha due to injury. (more...)
Bower, Bruce Sink Yankees in ALDS Game One Bower, Bruce Sink Yankees in ALDS Game One
- October 07, 2017

Forty percent of those relievers didn't enjoy customary success on Friday night, however. Also, he handed the Yankee pen an 8-3 lead and a 94.1 percent chance of winning Game 2. If you are a fan of the long ball and hate the Red Sox like I do, then this series is definitely for you. Allen faces Harper with two outs in the ninth and ends it - of course - with a strikeout. (more...)
Happy 21st! Winx' dominant win in the group 1 Turnbull Stakes Happy 21st! Winx' dominant win in the group 1 Turnbull Stakes
- October 07, 2017

This star-studded victory is the final in the lead up to the Cox Plate - which if she wins, will be her third triumph in the competition so far. Her trainer Chris Waller was overcome with emotion after the race. The mare ran her last 400 in 22.91 seconds without being pushed out. Splitting the champion Winx ($1.20) and $7 hope Humidor was the imported galloper Ventura Storm , who firmed late in betting from $26 to $17 and ran accordingly by refusing to yield ground to any of his ... (more...)
Yankees or Indians? LeBron James has big decision to make Yankees or Indians? LeBron James has big decision to make
- October 07, 2017

Cleveland started Dwyane Wade at forward in James' place against Atlanta. "What I was trying to say is, why can't I just like velcro this off", LeBron said, miming ripping off his beard. T.J. Leaf, their first round selection out of UCLA, led the Pacers with 18 points , going 4-of-5 from long-distance in 22 minutes of action. Iman Shumpert (left foot sprain), Cedi Osman (back spasms), and Isaiah Thomas (right hip) are out tonight, too. (more...)
Positive Hamilton is 'ready to race' Positive Hamilton is 'ready to race'
- October 07, 2017

With just five races remaining, Hamilton is now standing at the top of the drivers' championship and maintaining a lead of 34 points ahead of Vettel. Even that session was curtailed as a crash for Carlos Sainz brought out the red flags as his stricken Toro Rosso was cleared away. Romain Grosjean took ninth for Haas while Stoffel Vandoorne rounded out the top 10 for McLaren. (more...)
James Neal scores twice, Golden Knights secure historic win James Neal scores twice, Golden Knights secure historic win
- October 07, 2017

After the Stars were introduced, they skated behind the Vegas blue line so that both sets of players could be together for remembering the victims of the tragedy. With the Stars leading in the third period, Neal scored the equalizer, the first-ever goal for the expansion franchise, and then the eventual victor in a 2-1 victory for the Golden Knights. (more...)
Courtois Refusing To Sign Chelsea Deal, Wants Real Madrid Move
- October 07, 2017

In addition, personal matters mean that a return to Spain would be his preferred next career move, although the Blues will not want to lose a man who is rightly considered among the world's top five goalkeepers at present. At 25 years old, Courtois fits in perfectly with that line of thinking and has the ideal mix of talent, youth and experience. But Old Trafford faithful can rest easier with the 26-year-old seeming motivated to stay in Manchester as contract extension talks begin . (more...)
F1: Alonso hit with 35-place grid drop for Japanese GP F1: Alonso hit with 35-place grid drop for Japanese GP
- October 07, 2017

By taking a complete set of new elements - internal combustion engine, MGU-H, MGU-K, turbocharger, control electronics and battery - Alonso has accrued a 35-place grid penalty that will nearly certainly leave him starting from the back of the grid. (more...)
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Scrapped from UFC 216 Fight Card Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Scrapped from UFC 216 Fight Card
- October 07, 2017

Brooks lost each of his past two fights, to Alex Oliveira and Charles Oliveira, and is just 1-2 under the UFC umbrella. The UFC then released an official statement. The main card airs on PPV after prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. It's an unfortunate twist as this matchup was very important for both fighters coming off recent losses. (more...)
Colts RB Gore prepares for reunion game vs. 49ers
- October 07, 2017

Louis Rams in the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Needless to say, this is a matchup favoring Buckner and the 49ers. Forcing Brissett to lead the Colts on extended drives is the first step to securing a 49ers victory. Garcon credits his time working with Manning, Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison and others for his National Football League success, and is eager to see some familiar faces who helped him along the way. (more...)
India go down to US in campaign opener India go down to US in campaign opener
- October 07, 2017

Chris Durkin (6) was among the goal scorers for the United States in their Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup opener. "We found it hard to make that last pass and conceded stupid goals ", Matos said immediately after the match . "We never lost our focus but USA played well in the end", he said. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers live stream: How to watch Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers live stream: How to watch
- October 07, 2017

But while he called the Steelers "a big-time challenge", he said identifying the issues that caused the Jaguars to allow 256 rushing yards to the New York Jets this past Sunday wasn't almost as hard. Bouye and nickel Aaron Colvin. The Jaguars failed to do that on several occasions against the Jets, specifically on three plays that accounted for 177 of the Jets' rushing yards. (more...)
USA's Morgan Hurd wins surprise gold in all-around final at world championships USA's Morgan Hurd wins surprise gold in all-around final at world championships
- October 07, 2017

Black came agonizingly close to making history as her final score was just.101 points away from first place. Black, who had never before won an Olympic or world medal, became the first Canadian male or female gymnast to win an Olympic or world all-around medal of any color. (more...)
Friday's golf: Duncan eagles, leads Safeway by one Friday's golf: Duncan eagles, leads Safeway by one
- October 07, 2017

He parred the final two holes. Hadley lost his PGA Tour card at the end of the 2016 season and dropped back to the Web.com Tour. It was not a particularly good day for the four Australians in the field, Matt Jones, Greg Chalmers and Monday qualifier, Stephen Allan, recording rounds of 72 to be in 61st place while Aaron Baddeley opened with a round of 73 to be in 87th place. (more...)
Maple Leafs strengthen crease, acquire Calvin Pickard from Vegas Maple Leafs strengthen crease, acquire Calvin Pickard from Vegas
- October 07, 2017

At the expense of a sixth-round pick and a prospect that was in tough for playing time on a deep Marlies roster (Lindberg), this is a cheap and wise insurance policy to take out at a position where the Leafs lacked quality depth. He was acquired by Vegas in the 2017 expansion draft from the Colorado Avalanche . Before his down year amid tirefire that was the 2016-17 Avalanche season, Pickard posted a.932 save percentage in 16 games in 2014-15 and a.922 in 20 appearances in 2015-16. (more...)
Magic hire Tracy McGrady as special assistant Magic hire Tracy McGrady as special assistant
- October 07, 2017

The organization announced Friday that McGrady will join their front office as a special assistant to the CEO, according to the National Basketball Association. McGrady will be returning to the team that made him a household name: the Orlando Magic . "The team honored him on opening night of the 2013-14 season as part of its 25th-anniversary celebration, and the gesture seemed to fix the relationship". (more...)
3 predictions for Rams and Seahawks in Week 5 3 predictions for Rams and Seahawks in Week 5
- October 07, 2017

But make no mistake, even when the Rams have been bad, they've been an absolute pill for the Seahawks and that has been especially true when the Seahawks are on the road. TV cameras caught Davis flashing a look of "what the heck am I supposed to do about that?" as the play ended. While it has only been four games, it doesn't appear that the Rams offense is any kind of fluke. (more...)
Facebook could bid to stream live Premier League matches Facebook could bid to stream live Premier League matches
- October 07, 2017

Google, Apple, Facebook , Amazon and Netflix are all being touted as possible rivals to Sky and BT Sport. The auction is expected to finish in early 2018. Premier League champions Chelsea are among the six teams applying pressure for a new deal. It wouldn't be the first time the social media network made a big bid on a major sports league. (more...)
Most dislike National Football League protests - and Trump comments
- October 07, 2017

Trump's approval rating has stuck to a fairly narrow range throughout most of his presidency - from the mid-40s at the outset to the high-30s now - with very high approval ratings from Republicans keeping his low numbers from falling into last-year-of-George W. (more...)
Ole Miss Officially Changing Mascot To Landshark In 2018 Ole Miss Officially Changing Mascot To Landshark In 2018
- October 07, 2017

No more bears. The University of Mississippi's official mascot is now a Landshark. "We recognize that their efforts stem from a desire to unify the Ole Miss family", Vitter said in a release. In each case, the support for the Landshark mascot was unanimous. Students voted for the move, with over 80 percent voting in favor of the change. The landshark finished second in the 2010 vote to the black bear. (more...)
Vettel lays down early marker for Japan Formula One GP Vettel lays down early marker for Japan Formula One GP
- October 07, 2017

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest in the Red Bull with a time 0.375s off Vettel. Hamilton was quickest of the handful of drivers to do flying laps in the wet and truncated afternoon session. Vettel's time came after the removal of Sainz's battered vehicle, the four-time world champion pointing his finger angrily at Sauber's Marcus Ericsson as he crossed the line. (more...)
Hammer time in Japan for defiant Hamilton Hammer time in Japan for defiant Hamilton
- October 07, 2017

The Briton spoke on Thursday of preparing for "war" in his battle for the championship he now leads by 34 points - and it may turn out to be a fight on two fronts as the Red Bull was also quick. He said: "Although that may be an unusual session, it was actually quite a good one". "We're strong and hopefully we can compete with them". In FP2, there was a lot of rain, but it felt really important to go out and assess the track and see how the vehicle was feeling as the auto was not good in the ... (more...)
Gronkowski expected back in Week 6
- October 07, 2017

He's had 5 carries for 18 yards and 4 receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in two games in 2017. Gronkowski, of course, is an All-Pro tight end and a major factor in the Patriots offense. Having both back in the lineup will give their offense a boost, although it hasn't been the offense that has given New England problems thus far this season. (more...)
Slides: What to Watch For: Patriots vs Buccaneers
- October 07, 2017

Winston and Co. got deep into the red zone before giving it to Doug Martin , who leapt over the pile for a score in his first game back from suspension this season. At 2-2-yes, a disappointing 2-2 given their easy early-season schedule (their four opponents are now a combined 6-11)-the Bucs are still contenders. While Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski went 4/4 in his field goal attempts (he made from 27, 23, 45 and 48) Folk had a awful night. (more...)