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Ballon d'Or nominees: Holder Cristiano Ronaldo headlines final group Ballon d'Or nominees: Holder Cristiano Ronaldo headlines final group
- October 09, 2017

The fourth and fifth batches of nominations released by award organisers France Football included Barcelona star Messi and Atletico Madrid's Griezmann, who finished second and third respectively in 2016. Ronaldo - who took his fourth Ballon d'Or past year - is favourite to take the honour for a fifth time. That is one more goal than likely victor Cristiano Ronaldo has managed (42) in 2017 for Real Madrid and Portugal while Lionel Messi has only scored three more than Kane (46) ... (more...)
U-17 WC INDIA 2017: Colombia 2-1 India U-17 WC INDIA 2017: Colombia 2-1 India
- October 09, 2017

The stage was set for the India under-17 team to forget their 3-0 humbling at the hands of US in the opening match of the World Cup on Friday. Colombia, on the other hand, also slumped to a 0-1 defeat against Ghana in their first match. (more...)
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers ligament damage on Belgium duty Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers ligament damage on Belgium duty
- October 09, 2017

But speaking at a news conference on Monday, Martinez revealed Lukaku could feature in the final qualifier against Cyprus. Especially considering the imminent World Cup in Russian Federation, where Belgium will be seeking their first major tournament win. (more...)
Tennessee defensive end Darrell Taylor suspended indefinitely Tennessee defensive end Darrell Taylor suspended indefinitely
- October 09, 2017

BC-FBC-Tennessee-Taylor Suspended, 140 Tennessee suspends defensive end Darrell Taylor indefinitelyEds: APNewsNow. SC defeated Arkansas 48-22 on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 254-pound Taylor has started every game this season for the Volunteers, totaling 20 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. (more...)
Hall of Fame QB YA Tittle dead at 90
- October 09, 2017

When Tittle left LSU as the No. 6 overall pick of the Baltimore Colts in the 1948 NFL Draft , he did so as the school's all-time leader in completions (162), passing yards (2,525) and passing touchdowns (23). Tittle retired following the 1964 season with 28,339 yards passing, 212 touchdowns and 221 interceptions. "It made quarterbacking so easy because I just get in the huddle and call anything and you have three Hall of Fame running backs ready to carry the ball", said Tittle in 2006. (more...)
Lightning's JT Brown received death threats after raising fist during anthem Lightning's JT Brown received death threats after raising fist during anthem
- October 09, 2017

Brown told the Tampa Bay Times he wasn't sure if he would continue to protest in future games. He used the same protest in a pre-season game a month before. In addition, Brown made the conscious decision to raise his fist instead of taking a knee or sitting during the anthem as athletes in other sports have done. (more...)
Khloe Kardashian Responds To Baby Bump Rumors
- October 09, 2017

However, Khloe did make her first public appearance since the rumors about her pregnancy began to circulate at Nordstrom in Century City, CA, on Saturday (October 7). "We're still in a new relationship and I love us having time together". "Nowadays you can't escape anything", she said at the event. "I think really thinking about what you're gonna post before you post (a photo), still staying true to you but know that once you put something out there it lives on the internet", she mused. (more...)
JJ Watt carted off field with leg injury JJ Watt carted off field with leg injury
- October 09, 2017

J.J. Watt's American people saint status can likewise be credited to Houston Texans' fans who keep his legend alive. With Watt now 28 and facing another season prematurely lost to injury, there is a sense that he can't replicate the productivity of his prime. (more...)
2nd T20I: India Eye Series Win Against Australia in Guwahati 2nd T20I: India Eye Series Win Against Australia in Guwahati
- October 09, 2017

Virat Kohli and his army had a target of 48 runs (DLS method) that had to be achieved in six overs. Once again, India will bank on wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The tourists struggled to 118-8 from 18.4 overs with spinner Kuldeep Yadav and seamer Jasprit Bumrah both taking two wickets apiece before the weather delayed the match for almost two hours, leaving India with a revised target of 48 from six overs. (more...)
City hope to win £20m Sanchez battle City hope to win £20m Sanchez battle
- October 09, 2017

Italy's Serie A Italian giant AC Milan is rumored to be active again in the transfer market. After a brief effort this past summer, it appears Casa Milan is set to make another pass at the Argentinian striker. However manager Pep Guardiola does still not seem to favour Aguero, instead preferring young Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus. In the eyes of Milan, failure to bring Sanchez will make Guardiola refuse to release Aguero. (more...)
Oscarine Masuluke goal makes final short-list for #PuskasAward! Oscarine Masuluke goal makes final short-list for #PuskasAward!
- October 09, 2017

As reported earlier, former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo and Nigerian legend Jay Jay Okocha have backed Masuluke to win the award. Crystal Palace now that the goal has been nominated for the Puskas Award. A shortlist of 10 was announced last month but has now been trimmed down based on initial votes from supporters, with fans still holding the opportunity to pick their victor until October 23. (more...)
Anthony Rizzo hits two-run homer on Saturday
- October 09, 2017

If they weren't awake after the Harper homer, they certainly were after Zimmerman (2-for-4) hit a three-run shot off lefty Mike Montgomery to give the Nationals a 6-3 lead later in the eighth. When he has waited, he has fallen into bad counts and made no contact at all. And that's it. Sometimes that's happen. With fans in the crowd of 43,860 roaring and twirling red towels, Harper jumped up the dugout steps for a curtain call, throwing an uppercut. (more...)
Germany's Mustafi faced with injury break-Loew Germany's Mustafi faced with injury break-Loew
- October 09, 2017

Joachim Loew's world champions dominated their group to such an extent that they scored 43 goals - on average, more than four per game - while conceding just four. Germany has never qualified for a World Cup finals before with a 100 percent record. In the first round of the current selection, Germany on the road figured out the Azerbaijanians with the score 1: 4. (more...)
Militant killed in Shopian gunfight Militant killed in Shopian gunfight
- October 09, 2017

On September 26, another top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Abdul Qayoom Najar was killed in an encounter near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector. On October 2, the Indian Army foiled infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Tangdhar area by killing two terrorists. (more...)
Neymar, Marcelo, Modric among first Ballon d'Or nominees Neymar, Marcelo, Modric among first Ballon d'Or nominees
- October 09, 2017

Neymar is also among the first 15 players to be revealed by organisers France Football magazine. Chelsea ace N'Golo Kante has been nominated for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award. Kane has now been recognised for his performances for Spurs, with the England worldwide finishing as top goalscorer in the Premier League last season and starting the new campaign with 15 goals for club and country. (more...)
Anthony Joshua: 'It's just a matter of when' on Wilder fight Anthony Joshua: 'It's just a matter of when' on Wilder fight
- October 09, 2017

These claims have infuriated Wilder, as he believes the Brit is simply waiting for him to get old to achieve victory. The WBC heavyweight champion will make the next defence of his title against replacement opponent Bermane Stiverne in NY on November 4, live on Sky Sports , after Luis Ortiz failed a drug test. (more...)
Marcus Rashford ends two careers with brilliant run for England against Lithuania Marcus Rashford ends two careers with brilliant run for England against Lithuania
- October 09, 2017

England began to click after the goal and Marcus Rashford nearly added another six minutes before the break, taking on the left-back before cutting in and seeing a left-footed effort palmed away by Ernestas Setkus. It was a hard surface but we have to do better. England do have players who can pass the ball into space in Harry Winks and Jonjo Shelvey and should utilise their suitability to a direct style of play. (more...)
Nadal demolishes Kyrgios to win China Open Nadal demolishes Kyrgios to win China Open
- October 09, 2017

The 31-year-old, champion in 2005, now has six titles for the season, while Kyrgios - who had never met Nadal in a final - must quickly regroup to maintain his slim hopes of playing the season-ending ATP Finals. Nadal , meanwhile, won his 75th title in career, and the first one here in Beijing since 2005 when he was still a teenager. My team, everyone at home.is watching, and I want to thank everyone. (more...)
Arsenal 'plot move for Anthony Martial ahead of Alexis Sanchez departure' Arsenal 'plot move for Anthony Martial ahead of Alexis Sanchez departure'
- October 09, 2017

The 19-year-old is said to be now earning around £50,000-a-week before bonuses, a figure which falls in the lower bracket of the pay scale at Old Trafford . Moving to one of the biggest clubs in Spain may appeal to him more than moving to a Premier League rival. The Gunners are all too aware that Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the season, and with the Chilean potentially leaving in a cut-price deal in January or even on a free transfer next summer, Arsene Wenger needs to have ... (more...)
Sri Lanka in control despite late collapse Sri Lanka in control despite late collapse
- October 09, 2017

Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail stabilised the innings for the hosts as they amassed a 71-run partnership, during which Azhar brought up his half-century. Sri Lankan spinners Dilruwan Perera (3-72) and Rangana Herath (3-84) had bundled Pakistan out just after dinner to put Sri Lanka in sight of a series win. (more...)
The Backstretch Blog's Race Day:Round 2 The Backstretch Blog's Race Day:Round 2
- October 09, 2017

About 1,000 families were forced from their homes in Lumberton. UP NEXT: Monday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, where Stenhouse won in the spring. The emotion also shows the pressure drivers feel in this elimination playoff format. Jamie McMurray was fifth, Jimmie Johnson seventh and Ryan Blaney eighth. (more...)
Rafael Nadal overwhelms Nick Kyrgios to win China Open Rafael Nadal overwhelms Nick Kyrgios to win China Open
- October 09, 2017

The epic first four games lasted half an hour but the next four barely half that as Kyrgios unravelled to gift Nadal the opening set. They played 4 times before, Nadal won 2 matches on clay and Nick conquered those that were played on the faster courts, and he stood a nice chance today after what he has shown this week en route to the final. (more...)
AP Top 25:Alabama Stays at No. 1; Oklahoma, Michigan Drop AP Top 25:Alabama Stays at No. 1; Oklahoma, Michigan Drop
- October 09, 2017

Penn State returns to the field in two weeks to take on MI; a game time should be announced on Monday. TCU, Wisconsin, Washington State, Ohio State and Auburn round out the top 10. Miami (FL) 12. Oklahoma 13. A couple of upsets Saturday allowed Oklahoma State to make marginal gains in Associated Press Top 25 Poll. MI 18. South Florida 19. (more...)
Congressman calls gun violence 'daily epidemic' in weekly address Congressman calls gun violence 'daily epidemic' in weekly address
- October 09, 2017

We know where we stand. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting more will be said but nothing will be done: the President will go on TV to condemn the killings and offer his condolences to the bereaved and the people will bury and mourn the dead until the next time. (more...)
Oil platforms shut as storm churns through Gulf Oil platforms shut as storm churns through Gulf
- October 09, 2017

At one point, Nate's eye move over Keesler Air Force Base, where the National Hurricane Center's hurricane hunter planes are kept, the center said. At landfall in MS, the fast-moving storm had maximum sustained winds near 85 miles per hour (140 kph), the U.S. (more...)
Martin Truex wins Bank of America 500 Martin Truex wins Bank of America 500
- October 09, 2017

You dream about days like today. In addition, I was able to briefly interview victor Martin Truex Jr . Kyle Busch , who started fourth, had a forgettable day from the start. "I'm alright", Busch said. "I thought about Sherry". "After I first tore (the car) up, it was just a handful from there". "They got us the lead". (more...)
Five takeaways from the Thunder's nail-biting win against Melbourne United Five takeaways from the Thunder's nail-biting win against Melbourne United
- October 09, 2017

It turns out, they could. The 24-year-old made baskets at crucial moments down the stretch of their back and forth pre-season contest, before Thunder forward Josh Huestis ensured the hosts closed out an 86-85 win with a pair of clutch blocks in the game's final possession. (more...)
Mike Pence Leaves NFL Game in Protest Mike Pence Leaves NFL Game in Protest
- October 09, 2017

Pence, the former governor of IN, previously tweeted a picture of himself at the game and said he was excited to watch the ceremony honouring retired quarterback Peyton Manning , who had a statue unveiled outside the stadium Saturday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell criticised Mr Trump for his comments, calling them "divisive". It was not the first time Pence found himself caught in the middle of a show of defiance at an entertainment venue . (more...)
Las Vegas Shooter May Have Targeted Chicago First Las Vegas Shooter May Have Targeted Chicago First
- October 09, 2017

Earlier this week, authorities in Nevada announced the gunman behind the Las Vegas concert shooting searched hotels around Fenway Park. When Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay on September 28, he specifically requested an upper-floor room with a view of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, according to a person who has seen hotel records turned over to investigators and spoke on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Jerry Jones: Cowboys player who disrespects flag won't be allowed to play Jerry Jones: Cowboys player who disrespects flag won't be allowed to play
- October 09, 2017

Jones is the first owner in the NFL to go on record about disciplining players who disrespect the flag during the national anthem. Jones didn't elaborate on everything that could constitute disrespect to the flag, but he did say that kneeling during the anthem would qualify. (more...)

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