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Romelu Lukaku is the Premier League's most frightening centre-forward, says Souness
- October 15, 2017

Today, with United facing their biggest test of the season so far, at Anfield against Liverpool , Lukaku has the flawless chance to prove a point. Last season, 21 of his 25 goals for Everton came against teams in the bottom 13 places in the league. (more...)
Alex Cora expected to interview with Red Sox Sunday Alex Cora expected to interview with Red Sox Sunday
- October 15, 2017

A source confirms the Dan Shaughnessy's report that Alex Cora, Houston's bench coach, is expected to meet with Red Sox president of baseball operations during the Astros' off day in New York, Sunday. Cora is still topping off his first year with the Astros' organization. "He's driven to do well, has very high expectations of himself, which in turn gives high expectations to the people around him", Astros manager A.J. (more...)
Aidan O'Brien a single Group 1 win away from making history Aidan O'Brien a single Group 1 win away from making history
- October 15, 2017

The Ballydoyle handler will bid to equal the record tomorrow night at Woodbine in Canada as he saddles Rain Goddess in the Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes and Idaho in the equally prestigious Pattison Canadian International Stakes. "Churchill, who won this past year, was a seriously good two-year-old". "We were delighted with Seahenge in Doncaster". He said: "We are all a bit mystified". (more...)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins First Pole in Final Talladega Start Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins First Pole in Final Talladega Start
- October 15, 2017

The speedway gave Dale Jr. the Chevy Monte Carlo that his dad drove on his way to his first championship. "I'm pretty surprised. I didn't think I was going to take home a race auto this weekend". "You know it is superspeedway qualifying - just been a little bit off on superspeedway qualifying", Hamlin said. As with every driver, running at the front as stage one and two end will be hugely important and you will see the top ten filled with playoff drivers. (more...)
Groves destroys Cox in world title clash Groves destroys Cox in world title clash
- October 15, 2017

Groves, who also temporarily knocked Cox down in the third round, told ITV Sport: "I was in tremendous form going into the tournament, it's another good win". Each category offers a $25m (£19m) prize fund and a trophy named after late boxing great Muhammad Ali, with the victor of each expected to receive $10m (£7.6m) in total over the three victories needed to land the title. (more...)
Newcastle pair Lascelles and Diame take teammates to lunch after bust-up Newcastle pair Lascelles and Diame take teammates to lunch after bust-up
- October 15, 2017

He added: "It was part of a small training game and there was a fight". Shelvey is fit for Sunday's trip to Southampton though he will have to wear a protective cast on his hand. It is fine, ' said Benitez. Off the pitch, the Newcastle manager was delighted after the club turned Mikel Merino's loan move from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund into a permanent deal, with the midfielder signing a five-year contract. (more...)
St Johnstone 0-3 Rangers: Caixinha lauds 'best' all-round display St Johnstone 0-3 Rangers: Caixinha lauds 'best' all-round display
- October 14, 2017

We have a positive mentality and goals in our team". ALLY MCCOIST says Pedro Caixinha must identify and sack the Rangers leak. Pena had his best performance yet since joining the Gers and took his double really well. "Now the moment is for the boys to enjoy - they're going to have three days off", added Caixinha. He concluded: "No, now I am prepared to go to Portugal to take some vitamin D and some sunshine!" "I will prepare the week of work, and then on Tuesday, we will restart". (more...)
France thrash Honduras, finish the group unbeaten France thrash Honduras, finish the group unbeaten
- October 14, 2017

The European side began their campaign with a thumping 7-1 victory against debutants New Caledonia and then edged past Japan 2-1 in the second encounter. France dominated the game in possession and shots on goal. Alexis Flips (23rd, 64th minutes) scored once in each half after left winger Wilson Isidor (14th) had handed France the lead. (more...)
Halftime Box Score/Thoughts: Michigan 13, IN 3 At The Half Halftime Box Score/Thoughts: Michigan 13, IN 3 At The Half
- October 14, 2017

Higdon scored on a 12-yard run in the second quarter and added a 59-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. With an absent pass game and despite a near-record in penalties, MI went to the ground and let Karan Higdon carry the day offensively. (more...)
Patriots' linebacker Harvey Langi injured in vehicle crash Patriots' linebacker Harvey Langi injured in vehicle crash
- October 14, 2017

The Patriots targeted him early in the process and gave him an unusually large guarantee with a $15,000 signing bonus and $100,000 in assured base salary to lure him to New England. Langi, an undrafted rookie out of BYU, has been officially ruled out of Sunday afternoon's game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. The Patriots said in a statement that Langi and a passenger were stopped at a traffic light when they were rear-ended by another vehicle. (more...)
Butch Jones' Tennessee loses ugly heartbreaker to SC Butch Jones' Tennessee loses ugly heartbreaker to SC
- October 14, 2017

The Vols, playing in front of an announced attendance of 98,104, entered the game without a touchdown scored since September 23 in the second quarter against UMass. Game kicks off at noon on ESPN. Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) picks up a first down. South Carolina's run defense isn't as good as the stats would indicate: Kentucky, Missouri and Texas A&M ran effectively on the Gamecocks (a combined average of 199.7 yards per game). (more...)
CJ McCollum suspended for Blazers' regular-season opener after leaving bench Wednesday CJ McCollum suspended for Blazers' regular-season opener after leaving bench Wednesday
- October 14, 2017

After a strong 5-1 preseason, the Blazers open the regular season on Wednesday against the Suns. McCollum left the bench area with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter of Portland's 113-104 win when Alex Len and Caleb Swanigan got tied up under the basket. (more...)
Karthik, Thakur return to India ODI squad Karthik, Thakur return to India ODI squad
- October 14, 2017

Stylish left-hander Shikhar Dhawan , who missed the ODI series against Australia to attend his ailing wife has made a return to the Indian team. Also, making a return to the squad is Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur, who was a part of the Indian ODI team in Sri Lanka. (more...)
English Premier League match report Liverpool v Manchester United 14 October 2017 English Premier League match report Liverpool v Manchester United 14 October 2017
- October 14, 2017

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are prepared to take on Manchester United without key man Sadio Mane. Anthony Martial has been named in Manchester United's starting line-up against Liverpool - a year on from failing to make the matchday squad at Anfield. (more...)
Celtic 1-0 Dundee: Brave Dee fall Celtic 1-0 Dundee: Brave Dee fall
- October 14, 2017

However, Celtic will have one eye on their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich in midweek and as such Rodgers will need to manage his squad carefully. Olivier Ntcham will look to control midfield, while Patrick Roberts is handed a start. In the 58th minute Bain made a fine save from Roberts' drive after the Manchester City loanee had slalomed through the Dundee defence, and he made an even better save a minute later when he denied Leigh Griffiths with his foot. (more...)
Panthers fan accused of sucker-punching man charged with assault Panthers fan accused of sucker-punching man charged with assault
- October 14, 2017

Cam Newton rushed for 71 yards of his own, but he was also under constant pressure and threw three interceptions. The hit resulted in a fluttering pass that was picked by Eagles rookie Rasul Douglas . After earning three straight victories over struggling teams , the Eagles faced one of their most daunting challenges of the season Thursday night with a trip to play the Panthers on a short week - and the Birds passed the test in resounding fashion. (more...)
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) — Trending Stock
- October 14, 2017

Volume levels spiked and CNP actually managed a breakout which translated to 4.53 million shares changing hands on the day. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). (more...)
Hertha Berlin players kneel in solidarity with NFL
- October 14, 2017

The starting lineup all linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while coaching staff, officials and substitutes took a knee off it. "Berlin is colourful", the Hertha stadium announcer told the fans in attendance. NFL players, as well as other USA athletes, have been taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem for some time now, but Hertha Berlin is thought to be the first European soccer team to do the same. (more...)
Mata set to extend Manchester United deal Mata set to extend Manchester United deal
- October 14, 2017

His contract supposedly has a one-year extension waiting to be triggered, and Jose Mourinho is keen to exercise the option with Mata out of contract next summer - and the same can be said about Ander Herrera. Mata wrote on his blog on United's official website: "Obviously, we have to talk about our next Premier League game, in Anfield". The aforementioned club reportedly approached Mata's representatives through intermediaries, sounding them out about a potential move to China. (more...)
VS Preview : Spurs vs Bournemouth
- October 14, 2017

However, in his prediction column for Sky Sports , Merson has predicted Spurs to pick up their first Wembley win of the season in style against the Cherries . It's no coincidence that the only game Kane has missed for Spurs against Bournemouth since the Cherries returned to the Premier League is the one that his side have dropped points in, the two teams drawing 0-0. (more...)
Daria Gavrilova beats Jennifer Brady in semi-finals — WTA Hong Kong Daria Gavrilova beats Jennifer Brady in semi-finals — WTA Hong Kong
- October 14, 2017

She next faces seventh seed Daria Gavrilova , who was made to work hard by Lizette Cabrera in an all-Australian quarterfinal after a straightforward first set. The Taiwanese-Australian duo saved six of 11 break points and converted five of 11, winning 69 of the 131 points contested to set up a semi-final today against Chinese pairing Lu Jiajing and Wang Qiang. (more...)
Carolina Panthers Fan Who Attacked Eagles Fan Arrested; History of Violent Allegations
- October 14, 2017

The ugly incident occurred during Friday's game between the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles , and is a sobering reminder of why, for many National Football League fans, the TV experience is far preferable to the in-person one. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report lists the victim as a 62-year-old man and says he was treated for his injuries by Medic. After posting the video Carrigan wrote a comment saying, "Just so the general public knows, just about every agency that has ... (more...)
MLS releases statement on USA national team missing the 2018 World Cup MLS releases statement on USA national team missing the 2018 World Cup
- October 14, 2017

It is, in a word, tragic. This marks the first time since 1986 that the US won't be participating in a World Cup , and Lalas - a Fox Sports pundit who earned 96 caps for the Americans from 1991 to 1998 - was left by disappointed by the missed opportunity to further grow the sport stateside. (more...)
Nemanja Matic Explains How Mourinho Has Prepared His Side To Beat Liverpool Nemanja Matic Explains How Mourinho Has Prepared His Side To Beat Liverpool
- October 14, 2017

Moyes moved to the Red Devils from Everton in 2013 and brought Fellaini with him, forking out £27.5 million for the Belgium worldwide. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live , Moyes revealed Fabregas gave his word he would look to sign for United if he failed to make the Barca starting line-up for the opening game of the 2013-14 campaign - he was named for a 7-0 thumping of Levante, eventually moving to Chelsea for the start of the subsequent season. (more...)
Zim win ICC 2019 World Cup rights
- October 14, 2017

Zimbabwe , who have a two-match Test series against the West Indies starting next week, have accepted the invitation by Cricket South Africa to fill the traditional Boxing Day slot. "It's a tremendous step forward". For now, although the ICC have provided scope for four-day Tests to be scheduled on an extended trial basis until the Championship begins. (more...)
Weah maintains lead in Liberia election's early results Weah maintains lead in Liberia election's early results
- October 14, 2017

Twenty candidates - 17 sponsored by political parties including the only female, and three independent flag bearers, are seeking to replace out-going Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, while more than 980 candidates are contesting for the 73 parliamentary seats at stake through the October 10 elections. (more...)
Mourinho Confirms Star Player Has Returned From Injury And Will Face Liverpool Mourinho Confirms Star Player Has Returned From Injury And Will Face Liverpool
- October 14, 2017

The former Chelsea manager was in fact so concerned regarding the possibility of a repeat occurrence that he was tempted to send his star man to a specialist regarding his hamstrings. The Red Devils are already set to be without Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick for their game against Liverpool at the weekend. However, according to the Independent , United are now hopeful that the Frenchman is not far away from making a return, with the Carabao Cup fixture against Swansea ... (more...)
ICC gives green light to Test championship ICC gives green light to Test championship
- October 14, 2017

Chief Executive David Richardson hailed the development as one which augured well for the future of worldwide cricket. The Test series league will see nine teams play six series over two years-three home and three away-with each having a minimum of two Tests and a maximum of five. (more...)
Zidane: Don't know about Bale, Barca… Zidane: Don't know about Bale, Barca…
- October 14, 2017

Getafe, who bounced straight back to the top flight last season, could be boosted by the return of winger Dani Pacheco, but Japan global Gaku Shibasaki is still out injured. "I'm only thinking about what I'm doing at the moment and, with respect, nothing else". "We're going to see day by day, to see how he is". "The most handsome moment for me so far here has been winning LaLiga". (more...)
Dodgers: Breaking down the Cubs vs. Dodgers match up in the NLCS Dodgers: Breaking down the Cubs vs. Dodgers match up in the NLCS
- October 14, 2017

The Cubs , in a game that lasted almost five hours, will have a chance to defend their National League championship. "It's virtually the same group". When it became apparent that NY would make a playoff push, they upgraded the rotation, bullpen and lineup with trades. They have Mr. Kershaw, obviously, and now they have ( Yu) Darvish . (more...)