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Zuckerberg taps VR to detail relief efforts in Puerto Rico Zuckerberg taps VR to detail relief efforts in Puerto Rico
- October 10, 2017

Oculus is having its developer conference this week so it's not entirely out of left field, but seeing a cartoon avatar in the middle of an NPR-produced 360 video highlighting the situation in Puerto Rico while very real people walk around surveying the devastation of their homes perhaps wasn't the most appropriate choice. (more...)
Thai military leader promises elections in late 2018 Thai military leader promises elections in late 2018
- October 10, 2017

He said the election date will be announced in June, with the actual voting taking place in November, local media reported. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters that his government will give the exact election day in mid-2018. The junta has further enshrined its governmental role by declaring that any future administration must adhere to its "legally binding 20-year-plan" for the country. (more...)
Donald Trump tweets ESPN ratings have tanked because of Jemele Hill Donald Trump tweets ESPN ratings have tanked because of Jemele Hill
- October 10, 2017

Specifically, she targeted Cowboys owner Jerry Jones , who has said players who "disrespect the flag" will not play. Hill "previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet", ESPN said in a statement. (more...)
Inagural edition of the T20 Global League set to be delayed Inagural edition of the T20 Global League set to be delayed
- October 10, 2017

But the mooted T20 extravaganza has been beset by problems, most notably a lack of a TV broadcast deal, which ultimately led to the departure of former chief executive Haroon Lorgat. "When you know that something is not right then you should not do it", the owner said. If the T20 Global League failed to take place this year, there will be an enormous gap left in the South African cricket calendar. (more...)
Australia 2-1 Syria Australia 2-1 Syria
- October 10, 2017

That goal failed to open the floodgates and Australia were forced to wait until early in the second period of extra time to take the lead when Cahill's aerial prowess proved decisive, the veteran rising to power home another header, his 50th goal for his country, with 11 minutes remaining. (more...)
O'Neill Wants Patience From Ireland
- October 10, 2017

The Republic of Ireland shocked Wales 1-0 on Monday evening, securing their place in the European playoffs and ending the World Cup dream of the Welsh golden generation. "But it wasn't that. His drive and determination has been a trademark for us now and he has been magnificent in the tournament for us, absolutely magnificent". (more...)
McGregor vs Diaz III Next? Dana White Shoots It Down
- October 10, 2017

At a press conference, a journalist asked White whether Ferguson had done enough to warrant a fight with lightweight king McGregor. McGregor wouldn't be the first UFC star to cash in on an appearance in the wrestling world with former bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey making a memorable debut alongside The Rock in a match against Triple H and Stephanie at Wrestlemania 31 in 2015. (more...)
Details of Jose Mourinho's scouting trip to Austria revealed Details of Jose Mourinho's scouting trip to Austria revealed
- October 10, 2017

The reigning Bundesliga champions have kept tabs on Gacinovic since he joined Frankfurt two seasons ago and apparently sent one of their scouts to Austria in order to watch over the well-round attacker, who is widely regarded as one of the hottest young talents in Germany's top-flight. (more...)
Odell Beckham, JJ Watt out for season Odell Beckham, JJ Watt out for season
- October 10, 2017

NY also placed receiver/returner Dwayne Harris on IR on Monday and announced that he would be having surgery on Tuesday to fix a fractured fifth metatarsal. The 33-year-old had 18 catches for 154 yards and no touchdowns in five games this season. Hours after the 56-second video was posted on Facebook and Twitter , Foerster - the 49ers' offensive line coach in 2008-09 - announced his departure in a statement released by the team. (more...)
Brandon Marshall Announces He'll Have Season-Ending Surgery on Ankle Injury Brandon Marshall Announces He'll Have Season-Ending Surgery on Ankle Injury
- October 10, 2017

Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshal will undergo season ending surgery on Tuesday after suffering a sprained left ankle in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers . Marshall is in his 12th National Football League season and never before played fewer than 13 games in any season. Marshall signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Giants in the offseason. (more...)
Coutinho makes Ballon d'Or nominees list Coutinho makes Ballon d'Or nominees list
- October 10, 2017

Kane and Lewandowski have enjoyed magnificent starts to 2017-18 with Tottenham and Bayern Munich respectively, following up on prolific campaigns last season. Ronaldo is a strong favourite to retain his crown, which would see the Real Madrid and Portugal forward pull level with Messi in winning it five times, when the victor is announced in December. (more...)
Serena targets Australian Open title defence: organisers
- October 10, 2017

Talking about her return, tournament director Craig Tiley said that all 100 top men and women had given their consent to play in Melbourne - which also includes the American star, who is now ranked 24th in the world. The tournament director for the opening Grand Slam of the season also discussed his hopes to see the main names within the men's game return to full fitness with former world No1s Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on the sidelines through injury. (more...)
Giants WR Brandon Marshall to undergo season-ending ankle surgery Giants WR Brandon Marshall to undergo season-ending ankle surgery
- October 10, 2017

The team also said Dwayne Harris (broken foot) will have surgery Tuesday, Brandon Marshall (ankle) was getting additional tests Monday and Sterling Shepard (ankle) was considered day-to-day with a sprained ankle. The Giants will likely consider other practice squad promotions or outside help to fill the huge void left at receiver by the slew of injuries. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year returned in 2017 after missing the last 13 games of last season following his second back ... (more...)
Giants' Beckham out for the season: coach
- October 10, 2017

He was carted off the field Sunday after he suffered the injury with four minutes remaining in the loss, which dropped the Giants to 0-5. He injured his leg in the fourth quarter. There is no disputing Beckham's value, and the Giants finished the game with just one healthy receiver ( Roger Lewis Jr.). Beckham has reached the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons in the NFL, establishing himself as one of the league's most unsafe receivers. (more...)
Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne nominated for Ballon d'Or Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne nominated for Ballon d'Or
- October 10, 2017

Following unprecedented back-to-back Champions League wins, Real Madrid star Ronaldo is joined on the roster by attackers Karim Benzema and Isco , defenders Sergio Ramos and Marcelo , and midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric . The Ballon d'Or is judged exclusively by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France Football ended their partnership in 2015. Ronaldo has claimed the prestigious honour in three of the past four years, with Argentina standout Messi last collecting ... (more...)
Adityanath Government Proposes 'Grand Statue' of Ram on Ayodhya River Bank Adityanath Government Proposes 'Grand Statue' of Ram on Ayodhya River Bank
- October 10, 2017

When asked about the statue, Awasthi said that this was a "concept proposal" and the letter to NGT seeking clearance was yet to be sent, according to IE. The money sanctioned will be utilised in renovating ghats, including Guptar Ghat, where Lord Ram had taken "Samadhi", installing CCTV cameras, making police booths, construction of guest houses for tourists and auditorium at Digamgar Akhara. (more...)
Nadal savours purple patch, wraps up 6th title in Beijing Nadal savours purple patch, wraps up 6th title in Beijing
- October 10, 2017

And from 2-2 in the opening set, Kyrgios fell apart with Nadal winning four games in a row - made easier when Mohamed Lahyani handed a point penalty to Kyrgios during the change of ends at 2-5. "In 2005, when I won here, I never thought that in 2017, I'm going to be still playing tennis here so (I'm) very happy to be here again, very happy for the title", said the 31-year-old after his most successful season since 2013, when he won 10 tournaments. (more...)
Roger Federer had a dance off with Mickey Mouse in Shanghai Roger Federer had a dance off with Mickey Mouse in Shanghai
- October 10, 2017

Nadal was way too good for Nick Kyrgios in the final. Will Federer reach 100 titles? Following an injury-plagued 2016 in which he failed to lift any hardware, Federer has thrived on a reduced schedule aimed at easing the strain on his 36-year-old bones. (more...)
Puerto Rico Still Struggling To Get Supplies To Towns In Need Puerto Rico Still Struggling To Get Supplies To Towns In Need
- October 10, 2017

In Puerto Rico , Kaine was struck by the enormous magnitude of the damage, which has left the vast majority of Puerto Ricans without power and many without access to clean water or food. After reading out the tweets , ABC host Martha Raddatz asked Long for his response on "This Week". "And because their children are out of school, we're providing day care", Liana continued . (more...)
Liverpool's Emre Can Says Juventus Transfer Interest 'An Honour' Liverpool's Emre Can Says Juventus Transfer Interest 'An Honour'
- October 10, 2017

Manchester United will be eager to show the world that they not only beat minnows but also close rivals. "My agent takes care of the rest", Can told German outlet Kicker . Liverpool are in a hard situation. Liverpool have good to reason to think they have more than a chance on Saturday. Young and exciting, these two players are especially interesting due to their versatility and ability to cover a number of positions at the centre of the pitch. (more...)
The Dodgers Sweep The Diamondbacks And Are Headed To The NLCS The Dodgers Sweep The Diamondbacks And Are Headed To The NLCS
- October 10, 2017

Dodgers starter Rich Hill, who played college ball at MI, gave up two runs on three hits in four innings. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Puig has five hits and four RBIs in two games, but the exuberant Cuban slugger is just one purring component of the Dodgers' formidable offensive machine. (more...)
Cubs fan suing baseball team after foul-ball injury Cubs fan suing baseball team after foul-ball injury
- October 10, 2017

Loos said the high-speed ball destroyed his eye, which may need to be replaced with a prosthetic, and broke five facial bones. "You could be there with a mitt and you wouldn't have been able to react in time". A spokesman for the Cubs said the team had not seen the lawsuit but declined comment. The Cubs had previously said they plan to extend the netting at least 30 feet down each of the foul ball lines at Wrigley Field next season. (more...)
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Game 3 score, TV channel Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Game 3 score, TV channel
- October 10, 2017

Greinke is probably the Diamondbacks' best chance to stop the Dodgers from scoring their way out of every problem. The Dodgers took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth. Robbie Ray lasted just 4.1 innings on Saturday, allowing four runs, and right-hander Jimmie Sherfy allowed 3 runs without recording an out. It was a poke reminiscent of his regular-season dinger parade. (more...)
Belgium's Roberto Martinez: 'No communication with Jose Mourinho over Fellaini' Belgium's Roberto Martinez: 'No communication with Jose Mourinho over Fellaini'
- October 10, 2017

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez says Romelu Lukaku is 100 per cent fit, but has raised concerns over the knee injury suffered by his Manchester United team-mate Marouane Fellaini . Mourinho is anxious about Lukaku's involvement (Picture: Getty) Will Martinez use Lukaku from the off? Jose Mourinho simply can not lose any more midfielders. (more...)
Liverpool ace admits Juventus offer Liverpool ace admits Juventus offer
- October 10, 2017

Long-term suitors Juventus have been keeping a close eye on such a stand-off and CEO Beppe Marotta admitted earlier this month that they did indeed fail with an approach for Can's services during the most recent transfer window. "You never know what will happen", the former replied. Can has made 94 Premier League appearances since his move from Bayer Leverkusen to Anfield in 2014 but the 23-year-old midfielder was being heavily linked with a move away from Merseyside ahead of the 2017/18 ... (more...)
Jackson undecided on Browns' messy quarterback situation Jackson undecided on Browns' messy quarterback situation
- October 10, 2017

The coach and the Browns are reeling in sync. The latest QB change, if there is one, will be coming on the heels of the Brown finishing a three-game stretch of their schedule that seemed to be a gift (or an act of sympathy) from the NFL. (more...)
Barclays PL - Manchester United's real test against Liverpool Barclays PL - Manchester United's real test against Liverpool
- October 10, 2017

He just has been struggling with the same problem at Liverpool that former managers also had been, and that's Liverpool defense . Signing from Everton for around £90m, Lukaku has scored seven goals in his first seven Premier League games for his new club - including two goals on his debut against West Ham United . (more...)
Chelsea and Manchester United sweating over global break injuries Chelsea and Manchester United sweating over global break injuries
- October 10, 2017

It was nearly like a defeat for Klopp as they had already dropped a lot of points . Often in the past, Manchester United have seen their run of good games swiftly turn sour owing to terrible injuries to their star players. It can put United under more pressure, and the pressure will undoubtedly affect the upcoming game results. Despite that, the defender featured for the entire 90 minutes against Crystal Palace in the Red Devils' previous encounter in the Premier League . (more...)
Kante shortlisted for Ballon d'Or award Kante shortlisted for Ballon d'Or award
- October 10, 2017

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo , 32, beat Barcelona's Messi to win the award for a fourth time past year. Should the Portugal forward triumph, he will equal the record of his great rival and five-times victor Lionel Messi of Barcelona, who is also nominated. (more...)
'Only Maradona fans want Messi to miss World Cup' 'Only Maradona fans want Messi to miss World Cup'
- October 10, 2017

Former Argentina striker Mario Kempes says the only people who would be happy to see Lionel Messi miss the World Cup are fans of Diego Maradona. " A World Cup without Argentina and without Messi would be a catastrophe ", Kemps said on Super Deportivo Radio de Santa Fe . "I'm very confident that if we play with the conviction that we did [against Peru] then we are going to be in the World Cup". (more...)

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