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Troops intercept terrorists crossing into Sambisa Troops intercept terrorists crossing into Sambisa
- October 29, 2017

Director Army Public Relations Sani Kukasheka, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said this was part of efforts by the armed forces to degrade the remnants of the insurgents. "On 24 Oct 17, the second day of the Operation, the NAF conducted an air interdiction mission on the BHT-infested settlement of GHATA MUSA, located about 16km Northwest of MADAGALI". (more...)
Vettel on pole position in Mexico, Hamilton third Vettel on pole position in Mexico, Hamilton third
- October 29, 2017

Hamilton has a 66-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and needs only to finish fifth at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to win the title with two races to spare. 28, 2017. "I had a little bit [of an advantage] in the first sector, I managed to get that right so I had a good start, then I had a bit of a moment at Turn 6, I almost lost it there, had to go down to 1 gear, but I didn't lose any time". (more...)
Bret Bielema: Austin Allen is 'progressing nicely' ahead of Ole Miss game Bret Bielema: Austin Allen is 'progressing nicely' ahead of Ole Miss game
- October 29, 2017

Meanwhile, Connor Limpert made a 34-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Arkansas rallied from a 24-point deficit to beat Ole Miss 38-37 on Saturday. Junior Jake Rogers will take over as the starter, while senior Jake Raulerson will also be called upon to help replace Ragnow. Arkansas football might have saved head coach Bret Bielema's job in Week 9 with a thrilling last second victory over the Ole Miss Rebels. (more...)
OKC Thunder plane damaged in mid-air; Delta says bird likely responsible
- October 29, 2017

Steven Adams even called out NASA, as well as renowned scientists Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye to get some answers. The Thunder were traveling to Chicago for their game against the Bulls on Saturday. 'The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance teams are evaluating. Safety is Delta's top priority, ' a spokesman said. (more...)
Delta: Bird Likely Caused Damage To Oklahoma Thunder's Plane Delta: Bird Likely Caused Damage To Oklahoma Thunder's Plane
- October 28, 2017

His followers, like Adams', were happy to provide answers (and more than 180,000 likes). Thunder center Steven Adams also posted an image of the plane on Twitter , asking NASA, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye what might have caused the dent. (more...)
Yuli Gurriel apologizes for Yu Darvish gesture, but faces Major League Baseball discipline Yuli Gurriel apologizes for Yu Darvish gesture, but faces Major League Baseball discipline
- October 28, 2017

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the league had not publicly addressed the matter. Yuli Gurriel rounds the bases after his second inning home run in Game 3 of the World Series . For me, he's always been one of the best pitchers. "But I played in Japan and I know [that is] offensive, so I apologize for that", he added. "We support Major League Baseball's decision of a five-game suspension for the 2018 season". (more...)
NC State at Notre Dame NC State at Notre Dame
- October 28, 2017

The reason why so many love College Football . Just 35 days ago, Notre Dame scored four goals against NC State , which had allowed two goals prior to September 24 and has yielded 14 goals total this season. Following a dismal 2016 that produced only 14 turnovers during a 4-8 campaign, Kelly shook up his staff, did a lot of homework and hired the 40-year-old Elko, a coaching journeyman who had eight stops in 18 seasons since his 1999 graduation from Penn. (more...)
Twitter blows up after Jim Harbaugh calls Brandon Peters' number vs. Rutgers Twitter blows up after Jim Harbaugh calls Brandon Peters' number vs. Rutgers
- October 28, 2017

Sophomore wide receiver Kekoa Crawford has been ruled out for Michigan's game against Rutgers on Saturday (noon, BTN), it was revealed during the pre-game radio broadcast. It's would take an unlikely turn of events for the Wolverines to get back in contention in the Big 10 East. The season began with Wilton Speight under center and he left much to be desired as he completed only 54.3% of his passes while tossing only three TD's against weak competition. (more...)
Wallaby Dempsey ruled out of northern tour Wallaby Dempsey ruled out of northern tour
- October 28, 2017

Locks Lukhan Tui and Rory Arnold are also injured, and Cheika could call upon veteran Ben McCalman and rookie Liam Wright in his 34-man squad for the northern tour. The BaaBaas incredibly led 28-24 in the 70th minute before referee Brendon Pickerill yellow-carded two-try winger Taqele Naiyaravoro for a deliberate knockdown and captain Quade Cooper for a high tackle on Israel Folau. (more...)
Brazil finish third with 2-0 win over Mali Brazil finish third with 2-0 win over Mali
- October 28, 2017

Two second-half strikes from Alan and substitute Yuri Alberto helped the Brazilians seal the game, which was nowhere near one-sided. The midfielder snatched the ball from Mammadou Samake and set off on a solo run, before unleashing a rasping grounder from the top of the box. (more...)
World Cup Campaign in Olympic Season Starts in Austria World Cup Campaign in Olympic Season Starts in Austria
- October 28, 2017

Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg fought back from a mistake in her first run to win the season-opening giant slalom race at the International Ski Federation Alpine Skiing World Cup in Soelden in Austria. The four-time overall champion struggled for rhythm throughout her run and came 3.31 off the pace in 34th. The conditions hampered Vonn in her first GS in almost two years. (more...)
Birdie spree lifts Ryan Armour into Sanderson Farms Championship lead Birdie spree lifts Ryan Armour into Sanderson Farms Championship lead
- October 28, 2017

Landry posted four birdies and eagles over his first five holes on his way to topping the leaderboard, as Clark picked up six shots in his final eight holes to grab a share of the advantage. The 41-year-old has never won on the PGA Tour and has only four top 10s in 104 career events. Like Armour, Van Aswegen is yet to savour a maiden PGA Tour win, although he finished in joint ninth spot at the Safeway Open earlier this month. (more...)
3rd ODI Preview: India, New Zealand Eye Series Win 3rd ODI Preview: India, New Zealand Eye Series Win
- October 28, 2017

The spinners bounced back well after an off-day in Mumbai. India had dropped Kuldeep Yadav for the game picking Axar Patel ahead of him. Part-timer Kedar Jadhav bowled eight overs, conceding just 31 runs. New Zealand won the first ODI in Mumbai before India came back strongly in the Pune to win the second match on Wednesday. Three hundred has not been crossed in the series so far but that could well be the case here on Sunday. (more...)
Ben Stokes apparently protecting two men in wild street brawl Ben Stokes apparently protecting two men in wild street brawl
- October 28, 2017

Earlier, Australian vice-captain Warner, on being asked about the importance of upcoming Ashes series, said, "The history, the pride that is at stake". Ben Stokes may have been handed an Ashes lifeline, with two gay men coming forward to praise him for defending them against abuse. "I'm not a violent person". (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association increases World Cup prize money to $400m Federation Internationale de Football Association increases World Cup prize money to $400m
- October 28, 2017

Impressed as he seemed, the Swiss also heaped praise on the AIFF and government for hosting the Junior World Cup impressively and added that it could be one of the factors taken into consideration for the 2019 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup India has bid for. (more...)
Narendra Modi pitches for greater co-operation with France in defence manufacturing, research Narendra Modi pitches for greater co-operation with France in defence manufacturing, research
- October 28, 2017

The two leaders also discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest, it added. After selling 36 Rafale fighter jets to India, French government is now pushing for a project to manufacture warplanes here in Indian soil to give a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to encourage local manufacturing under "Make In India" and visiting Florence Parly has kept this in her main agenda for talks with her Indian counterpart. (more...)
Liverpool lay down demands for Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho Liverpool lay down demands for Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho
- October 28, 2017

Mundo Deportivo understand that Liverpool are willing to allow Coutinho to leave for a fee approaching €150m [£134m] and that a deal could be completed in the January transfer window. Not a day goes by without, even though the transfer window is firmly closed, the words Barcelona and Philippe Coutinho being mentioned in the same sentence . (more...)
Surprising Short Runtime For Rajinikanth's 2.0 Surprising Short Runtime For Rajinikanth's 2.0
- October 28, 2017

The audio launch will take place on 27 October at Burj Park, and the team has also organized a press conference on 26 October at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world's third tallest hotel. Two songs from the movie were unveiled after they were allegedly leaked online hours before the album's formal release. The second track - Raajali Nee Gaali - has some similarities to the first song and it is about the victory of good over evil. (more...)
'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' is being considered for a reboot 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' is being considered for a reboot
- October 28, 2017

Having said all that, an Ace Ventura reboot could be on the cards and I am pretty excited just thinking about that. Robinson said the company would welcome Jim Carrey to reprise one of his signature roles as Ace Ventura . Specific plans for how Morgan Creek plans to revamp Major League have yet to be revealed, although it should be noted that Sheen expressed interest in returning to the franchise earlier this year. (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane to miss Manchester United clash with injury Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane to miss Manchester United clash with injury
- October 28, 2017

A tweet from Spurs said the injury was "a minor strain to the left hamstring". "With Romelu, any mistake from us and it's a goal". Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino says it is a "small" injury but that Kane would not be risked against United. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Injury made it easier to avoid retirement' Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Injury made it easier to avoid retirement'
- October 28, 2017

Ibrahimovic is now scheduled to make a return at the end of 2017, months after the veteran started to "challenge" his body to help him prolong his playing days. "I'm not going to go limping". "I will walk out the way I want to walk out". United boss Jose Mourinho said: "Jones is good, he was on the bench on Tuesday, no need to play, but he was ready - so he is really ready". (more...)
Winx storms to historic third consecutive Cox Plate win Winx storms to historic third consecutive Cox Plate win
- October 28, 2017

Earlier in the day the mare appeared relaxed and calm as she was brought to her stall to prepare for the run. Folkswood was no match for Winx but he has managed to become just the fourth northern hemisphere-trained horse to finish top three in the Cox Plate . (more...)
Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsene Wenger about his Arsenal position Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsene Wenger about his Arsenal position
- October 28, 2017

Arsenal's present-day form is likely to come under the microscope once again if they fail to beat Swansea on Saturday, no matter how much Wenger would rather look to past glories of future promise. But we have taken that approach to give the club the best possible chance to compete for trophies this season . Southgate is keen to reintroduce Wilshere back into the global fold ahead of next summer's World Cup but is concerned the Arsenal man will not be sharp enough due to his current lack ... (more...)
Boston College Drubs Florida State as Seminoles' Bowl Hopes Grow Faint Boston College Drubs Florida State as Seminoles' Bowl Hopes Grow Faint
- October 28, 2017

They've already matched the highest single-season loss total under coach Jimbo Fisher, who is in his eighth year at the helm. After a 1-3 start to the season amid a rough schedule (with losses to Wake Forest, Notre Dame and Clemson), Boston College has won four of its last five to improve to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the ACC. (more...)
Manchester City star set to return to full training Manchester City star set to return to full training
- October 28, 2017

Kompany has returned with a positive diagnosis and Guardiola is keen to get him back into the squad to add defensive competition for John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi. "Now they are coming back and we will see how they are". City are unbeaten so far this season and are at the top of the Premier League, but Guardiola reckoned that the team's success can only be judged at the end of the season. (more...)
With Butler back, Timberwolves top Thunder, 119-116
- October 28, 2017

Five days earlier in Oklahoma City, the Wolves led almost all game before they needed Wiggins' desperation, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win, 115-113. Adams made eight of his 10 shots for a season-high 20 points and added eight boards, including six off the offensive glass, as well as an assist and a blocked shot. (more...)
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal ejected after altercation Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal ejected after altercation
- October 28, 2017

The two were fighting for position for a rebound with under 20 seconds left in the half, with Green in front of Beal. Warriors Draymond Green and Wizards Bradley Beal in a brawl on the floor as the Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards during the first half in National Basketball Association action at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Ca. (more...)
Eric Bailly and Phil Jones set to return for Manchester United Eric Bailly and Phil Jones set to return for Manchester United
- October 28, 2017

Lloris has been one of Spurs' stand-out performers since joining the club from Lyon in 2012, with the Frenchman also being a vital member of his national team. " The first goal will be hugely important ", he continued. They have been rightly criticised for their lack of attacking stimulus over the global break and going for the jugular of a side now scoring for run, forcing them to spend the first 20 minutes primarily in their own half, would be the flawless response on their return to Old ... (more...)
Youngster Brooks sends Sheffield United top Youngster Brooks sends Sheffield United top
- October 28, 2017

United manager Wilder rather surprisingly was not too pleased with his team's performance and called it one of their worst of the season. Despite Wilder's withering assessment, United were irresistible for the first 35 minutes which was one-way traffic. (more...)
How Suns could use Tyson Chandler in Eric Bledsoe deal How Suns could use Tyson Chandler in Eric Bledsoe deal
- October 28, 2017

Across only 66 games last season, Bledsoe averaged 21 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. Chandler is in the midst of his 17th National Basketball Association season after previous stints with the Chicago Bulls , New Orleans Hornets , Charlotte Bobcats , Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks . (more...)