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Former Napoli sporting director confirms Manchester United's interest in Dries Mertens Former Napoli sporting director confirms Manchester United's interest in Dries Mertens
- October 08, 2017

Manchester United are keen on signing Dries Martens from Napoli , according to the Italian club's former director. Mertens who used to be known as a winger in his early days at the Stadio San Paolo has now been converted to a striker by manager, Maurizio Sarri. (more...)
Claude Makelele: 'Every manager would want N'Golo Kante' Claude Makelele: 'Every manager would want N'Golo Kante'
- October 08, 2017

Kante has helped France to qualify for World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation and will be looking to add global silverware to his domestic collection next summer. His performances were enough to secure him the PFA Player of the Year award while he also became the first player in Premier League history to win the title in successive seasons with two different clubs following his triumph with Leicester in 2016. (more...)
Jack Wilshere in Gareth Southgate's plans for the World Cup Jack Wilshere in Gareth Southgate's plans for the World Cup
- October 08, 2017

We can't put any limit on what we can achieve, we just have to go there and see what happens". But it looks like he's beginning to force his way back into the Arsenal first-team after dramatically improving his fitness. Equally it's a good chance to learn things about certain people'. Going into the tournament we want everyone to have the kind of confidence he's showing at the minute. (more...)
U-17 WC INDIA 2017: Ghana beat Colombia in Opener
- October 08, 2017

Left winger Brayan Gomez had a couple of shots at the Ghana goal but could not test goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim properly. Early in the second half, Ibrahim nearly turned provider for his captain with a pacy run on the right and a well-measured pass that Ayiah failed to convert. (more...)
France aim to shake off Bulgaria nightmare France aim to shake off Bulgaria nightmare
- October 08, 2017

Les Bleus now lead Sweden by one point and the Netherlands by four―if the Swedes suffer an unlikely loss at home against Luxembourg , France can qualify with a win. "Along with that of PSG against Bayern (in the Champions League), it's the most important match". Ahead of the clash with Bulgaria , the 1998 World Cup victor told the French media: 'Since the start, we know that this is a very important match for us. (more...)
Tony Dungy on Peyton Manning statue: 'I think it's fitting' Tony Dungy on Peyton Manning statue: 'I think it's fitting'
- October 07, 2017

It was a big moment for Manning, whose success stoked the flames of fandom in central in and paved the way for his team to move from the 1980s-relic RCA Dome and into Lucas Oil Stadium. "I told (Manning) I wasn't going to come", Mora said, via the Indianapolis Star's Dakota Crawford . Manning, who was drafted first overall by the Colts in 1998, spent 13 of his 17 National Football League seasons in Indianapolis . (more...)
Saquon Barkley pads Heisman resume with 53-yard touchdown run Saquon Barkley pads Heisman resume with 53-yard touchdown run
- October 07, 2017

Barkley finished with 16 carries for 75 yards, including a 1-yard leap over the line for his first touchdown in the second quarter, and his long run in the third. The story really though, has been Penn State's offense, and how bad it has struggled. McSorley hit four straight passes on the Lions' initial touchdown drive, including a 23-yard completion to Brandon Polk, before connecting for the touchdown with Stevens, who made a sliding catch in the end zone. (more...)
Bernard with 7-inch tongue lands Guinness record Bernard with 7-inch tongue lands Guinness record
- October 07, 2017

Watch as Mochi slurps up her favorite food: Peanut butter. Mochi takes the title from the previous record holder, Puggy, whose tongue measured a mere 4.5 inches, reports The Associated Press . Her tongue measures an impressive 7.31 inches "from snout to tip". Brandy , a boxer, had a tongue measuring nearly 17 inches, or almost a foot-and-half, according to Guinness. (more...)
Usain Bolt is already planning Prince Harry's buck's party
- October 07, 2017

I can make things happen in Jamaica. The editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, Ingrid Seward said as quoted by The Sun " Harry is really happy and marriage would be the next step". The couple appeared totally smitten with each other as they watched on during the star-studded closing ceremony of the Invictus Games, with performances from Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams. (more...)
Former Suns PF Connie Hawkins Dies at Age 75 Former Suns PF Connie Hawkins Dies at Age 75
- October 07, 2017

By that point, however, the Brooklyn native was a shell of his former self, averaging just 12.8 points per game during his first year with the Lakers and then eight and 8.2 points per game over his final two seasons, respectively. That year, Hawkins led the league with 26.8 points per game. Spending some of his best years in the ABA, and living in a time where highlights reels were few and far between, Hawkins' name often gets lost in history. (more...)
Southgate calls for England support Southgate calls for England support
- October 07, 2017

Hart made his senior England debut under Fabio Capello and has been the national team's established number one since Euro 2012, when his antics during a penalty shoot-out against Italy failed to put off Andrea Pirlo. Former England global Chris Waddle, commentating on the Slovenia match for BBC 5 Live, said: "I can't think of anything to say , it's that bad". (more...)
RugbyL: Leeds stun Cas to win Super League Grand Final RugbyL: Leeds stun Cas to win Super League Grand Final
- October 07, 2017

Instead, the Tigers were forced to settle for only the League Leaders' Shield as they were swept aside by the more experienced club on these stages. From there, the Rhinos would strike first blood, as the outstanding McGuire launched an inch-perfect kick to the right wing that was claimed by Tom Briscoe to break the deadlock. (more...)
Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians comeback vs Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians comeback vs
- October 07, 2017

No stage is bigger than that of New York's, and Girardi is feeling the heat after losing the Yankees Game 2. The subsequent challenge determined that the ball was out of play, erasing the Indians' advantage and giving Chapman another opportunity to retire the side. (more...)
Maryland vs. Ohio State 10/7/17 Maryland vs. Ohio State 10/7/17
- October 07, 2017

Ohio State's young defensive backs have been scrambling to improve after three of the four starters in the secondary left early for the National Football League after last season. Despite the loss of two quarterbacks, Maryland is still averaging almost 46 points per game. Barrett has been outstanding the last three games while completing 52-of-73 passes and boasts 13 TD strikes with just one interception overall while throwing for scores to nine different receivers. (more...)
Florida assistant coach knew Florida would win in Baton Rouge in 2016 Florida assistant coach knew Florida would win in Baton Rouge in 2016
- October 07, 2017

Again in 2015, LSU faced a late fourth down with the game tied, calling a fake field goal pass to kicker Trent Domingue to score a touchdown, one that stood this time around. "I'm sure they had us circled", Florida coach Jim McElwain said. Florida: QB Feleipe Franks, who was once committed to LSU, regains his starting job following a season-ending injury to Luke Del Rio. (more...)
Kelly Bryant Suffers Apparent Ankle Injury vs. Wake Forest Kelly Bryant Suffers Apparent Ankle Injury vs. Wake Forest
- October 07, 2017

While I think Wake Forest will give Clemson's offense problems, ultimately the Tigers have too many weapons and too much depth and should pull away late. Quarterback Kelly Bryant has been almost flawless in taking over under center, leading the team with 362 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while also passing for 1,059 yards with three TDs and three interceptions. (more...)
Bosnia beaten in classic by Belgium, big boost to home nations
- October 07, 2017

If Greece fail to win in Cyprus, they cannot reach the 13-point target that would see them finishing above Ireland, dependent on goal difference. It was a desperate start for the hosts, who fell behind to Thomas Meunier's fourth-minute goal but, after Marouane Fellaini departed with what appeared to be a left knee injury, Bosnia equalised nearly immediately as Haris Medunjanin had the simplest of tasks to tap home. (more...)
Cubs wait out Strasburg, emerge with 1-0 lead in NLDS
- October 07, 2017

At the All-Star break, the Cubs seemed like defending champions about as much as "Baywatch" resembled "The Godfather". The Chicago Cubs meet the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the NLDS Friday night. Rizzo doubled in the eighth off reliever Ryan Madson to score John Jay, who had pinch hit a double batting for Hendricks. He was shut down in 2012 after Tommy John surgery and was injured a year ago. (more...)
Marouane Fellaini could be doubtful for Liverpool clash with knee injury Marouane Fellaini could be doubtful for Liverpool clash with knee injury
- October 07, 2017

United are yet to reach an agreement with the midfielder as they hope to hand him a two-year deal, with an option to further extend it by one more year. The same story says that Fellaini "doesn't want to compromise" on financial terms as he ponders whether to sign a new deal at Old Trafford. "He's a guy who does everything he's asked, he always works hard in training, never complains and is the ideal squad player". (more...)
Best GameDay signs: The stage is set for Mr. 300
- October 07, 2017

On the field, the pick went much better. That was the last time either team was featured on GameDay . Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium , Fort Worth, Texas. TCU has some revenge here as well from previous year, West Virginia pounded the Frogs 34-10 in Morgantown. TCU is coming off a bye and an impressive win over Oklahoma State that vaulted them into the conversation with Oklahoma as favorites in the Big 12. (more...)
Dante Exum taken to hospital for MRI after injuring left shoulder Dante Exum taken to hospital for MRI after injuring left shoulder
- October 07, 2017

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN .com reported the injury was serious enough that Exum could miss the entire season. He went down writhing in pain, and clutching his shoulder. The 2017-18 season was supposed to be different for Exum, though. More word should arrive soon on how the Jazz will plan on addressing Exum's separated shoulder. (more...)
Nick Folk has total meltdown vs. Patriots, and Twitter hilariously reacts Nick Folk has total meltdown vs. Patriots, and Twitter hilariously reacts
- October 07, 2017

The Bucs would tack on a touchdown with 2:09 remaining, but couldn't wrangle in an onside kick before falling 19-14. Tampa Bay was hampered by three missed field-goal attempts by kicker Nick Folk . Four games into the season the Bucs are looking for a kicker again. Trailing 16-7 with third-and-goal from the Patriots three-yard line, Winston scored on a scramble but the play was negated by an illegal-use-of-hands penalty on offensive lineman Evan Smith. (more...)
NORC Poll: Disapproval for anthem protest, Trump response NORC Poll: Disapproval for anthem protest, Trump response
- October 07, 2017

Almost 70 percent say Trump is not a "level-headed" leader, while more than 60 percent disapprove of his handling of race relations, foreign policy, and immigration. Congress also received low marks. In the same survey, 48 percent approved of his handling of disaster relief in Florida and Texas; just 27 percent disapproved. (more...)
Takeaways from the Buccaneers loss to the Patriots on Thursday
- October 07, 2017

At the 43-yard line of the Buccs, Brady was sacked by Adarius Glanton forcing a fumble. He was involved in 60 percent of the plays previous year and was arguably the team's best defensive lineman. "At the end of this first-quarter point in the season for us, the first four games, we're one game off the division (lead)", Koetter said. Tampa Bay's season got off to an unusual start when Hurricane Irma forced the National Football League to move the original Week One game at Miami to the two ... (more...)
PNE striker Maguire makes Republic of Ireland debut PNE striker Maguire makes Republic of Ireland debut
- October 07, 2017

Preston North End striker Sean Maguire made his Republic of Ireland debut in their World Cup qualifier against Moldova on Friday night. . "It's probably the best feeling of my life", he said speaking to RTE after the final whistle. "You won't have that chance to take that second or third touch and I found that out tonight. It was good to get a few touches and get on for five minutes", he said. (more...)
Nationals suspend hitting coach Jacque Jones, under investigation for legal matter Nationals suspend hitting coach Jacque Jones, under investigation for legal matter
- October 07, 2017

According to USA Today , which obtained court documents, Jones and the Nationals are listed as defendants in a revenge porn lawsuit. "(The) plaintiff is seeking justice for Coach Jones' intimidation and emotional abuse in connection with his distribution of private and intimate photos of plaintiff while on the job with the Washington Nationals ", Pendergast said. (more...)
Georges St. Pierre Guarantees Michael Bisping Won't Beat Him
- October 07, 2017

The two marquee names in the UFC showed that they have the respect for each other. Next month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City for UFC 217 . Whatever I want, when I want to do it. 'I'm gonna strike you, I'm gonna put you down, I'm gonna submit you, I'm gonna restrike you if you stand back up. (more...)
Lackey, Wilson on Cubs' NLDS roster; Nats pick 2 rookie OFs
- October 07, 2017

Cubs: Lester makes the 20th postseason start of his career, which includes three World Series titles and an NLCS MVP award previous year. Down the stretch, right-hander Kyle Hendricks had a lot to do with it. The series stays in Washington , D.C., for Game 2 on Saturday for a battle of left-handers. Rendon had seven errors during the season, fielding.979. (more...)
Iowa State QB Jacob Park on personal leave with 'medical concerns' Iowa State QB Jacob Park on personal leave with 'medical concerns'
- October 07, 2017

Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park is taking a leave from the football team to work through personal health issues the team announced Friday night. Park, who began his career at Georgia before transferring to two small schools and eventually to Iowa State, threw three interceptions in Iowa State's last game, a 17-7 home loss to Texas on September 28. (more...)
Steadfast Karunaratne gives Sri Lanka edge Steadfast Karunaratne gives Sri Lanka edge
- October 07, 2017

At dinner, Lanka were 174-3, with both Chandimal and Karunaratne holding fort. Chandimal took a little while to get adjusted to the conditions as he scored just one run off the first 23 deliveries he faced. Mahmood admitted the left-arm quick could have bowled a fuller length as that is his strength. "He played well. I tried to give him confidence and he was very positive. (more...)