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by | October 08, 2017 | 02:42

And the Ivorian has been an ever-present, making 45 appearances, and has seamlessly slotted in, alongside Phil Jones and a variety of defensive partners despite the language barrier. But United's superb start to the 2017/18 campaign, hallmarked by six wins from their first seven games, has convinced many that Jose Mourinho's men could compete for the main prize this time around.

by | October 08, 2017 | 02:20

After Rizzo spoke with reporters during Washington's second NL Division Series workout at Nationals Park, Scherzer headed out to right field and threw on flat ground in the grass for almost 15 minutes. He is 9-7 with a 2.63 ERA in his postseason career. Within the last month of the regular season , both teams' pitching aces got injured and will be unable to pitch for the first few games of the series.

by | October 08, 2017 | 01:49

Ozil and teammate Alexis Sanchez find themselves in similar situations contractually, though the report goes on to claim the Chilean has "no intention" of committing to Arsenal by penning a new deal. Ozil has come under criticism from ex-players and pundits recently, including former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, who said that Ozil didn't fancy the Europa League trip to BATE Borisov and that he's "psychologically already left the football club".

by | October 08, 2017 | 01:42

Anthony Rizzo powered the Cubs offense, going 2-for-4 with two RBI . Rizzo added an RBI double off reliever Ryan Madson in the eighth. In that count, Strasburg's entire arsenal is open to him. To cheers of "Let's go, Strasburg!" from many in a sellout crowd of 43,898, he held the Cubs without a hit for 5 2/3 innings and wound up with 10 strikeouts, a playoff record for the Expos-Nationals franchise.

by | October 08, 2017 | 01:28

Red Bull, meanwhile, have begun to flex their muscles with Max Verstappen capping his 20th birthday weekend by posting his second Formula One victory in Malaysia with Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo taking third. "I lost the auto", said the Spaniard over the radio before climbing out of the wreckage unhurt. But the four-time champion can take heart from the ominous pace his Ferrari was able to tap in Malaysia, with Vettel setting the fastest lap and lap record as he charged ...

by | October 08, 2017 | 01:26

And speaking after Belgium's 4-3 over Bosnia, manager Martinez was unable to give a positive outlook on Fellaini's problem. "Ligaments, left knee. United already have a mini-crisis in their midfield with Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick both on the sidelines, leaving Ander Herrera to step up to the plate.

by | October 08, 2017 | 01:23

Bettors have bought into the idea that Kevin Lee isn't quite ready for Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 216 , which begins at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at T-Mobile Arena. The fight card features two title fights. "This stuff's meant to be fun". We come from the same background, but unfortunately to make it in this world and make a name for yourself, you have to be more vocal.

by | October 08, 2017 | 01:20

Exum was supposed to be an important part of the roster for the Jazz , helping to lead the second unit and serving as the backup point guard to the newly-acquired Ricky Rubio . The Jazz play the Suns Oct. 9 followed by the Lakers Oct. 10 in back-to-back road games to finish the preseason before opening the regular season Oct.

by | October 08, 2017 | 01:19

But neither side could muster the 61 seats needed to govern, leaving Peters with his populist New Zealand First Party - which holds nine seats - holding the balance of power. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters told local media that knowing the facts " puts us in a better position to make judgements " but would only make a decision on which party to back after the final tally and after the results become official.

by | October 08, 2017 | 00:55

Halep will now replace Spaniard Garbine Muguruza at the top of the women's game when the official rankings are released on Monday. Simona Halep surged to number one in the world for the first time and into the final of the China Open as she beat Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4.

by | October 08, 2017 | 00:39

There's been a really good look in his eye. "This is about winning the game and playing the best you can play for as long as you can play". Otherwise, he's going to find himself looking for another team this upcoming offseason, especially if Williams wakes up faster which most likely will be what happens.

by | October 08, 2017 | 00:33

Certainly not on a cheerless evening at Wembley when a crowd of 61,598 fans were reduced to such tedium that they entertained themselves making paper aeroplanes. Stuart Pearce has suggested that West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart lacks "nastiness" and needs to adopt a ruthless streak if he wishes to remain as the England national teams first choice shot-stopper.

by | October 08, 2017 | 00:25

The only Australia batsman to display any kind of fluency, Finch built up steam with smart clips, gentle dabs, the occasional chip, and when the bowlers erred in length, brutal cuts and forceful drives. By picking up the two wickets, Bumrah broke a record by going past Ashish Nehra to become the second highest wicket-taker for India in T20I's. Kuldeep Yadav was declared Man of the Match for his excellent and economical bowling.

by | October 08, 2017 | 00:25

Simon released a statement , calling it a "racial incident". The Spartans have won seven of the last nine games in a series MI has historically handled, going 69-35-5. Lewerke played against MI past year as a backup, throwing for 100 yards and a touchdown, but broke his leg during the game and missed the rest of the season.

by | October 07, 2017 | 01:41

Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra announced via a statement that associate coach Kenny Johnson and assistant coach Jordan Fair have been placed on paid administrative leave as the FBI continues its investigation into the alleged incidents.

by | October 07, 2017 | 01:37

Friends and neighbors shared memories and what they remembered best about the native's life. In an interview with WSMV , Heather Melton said her husband saved her life during the gunfire. "Do what you need to do", Amanda Long told the Las Vegas Review-Journal . City officials said Monday they could not comment on his death. "Laying next to you in the hospital bed all night was the hardest thing I've gone through, but you made me feel so at peace and I know you are with me".

by | October 07, 2017 | 01:19

The injury usually takes between two and six weeks to heal, although Cam Newton and Tony Romo came back after missing one game with similar injuries in 2014. I think they are still going to try to win the game. It certainly wasn't a full-contact practice, but having Carr throwing passes to his teammates certainly shows how important he feels it is to get back on the field this season.

by | October 07, 2017 | 01:15

I mean, we've lost so many in a row in a close fashion, so why not find a way to win a bunch in a row that way? "If we do that we're not going to get out of the hole that we've dug", Marshall said, per the New York Daily News . The cornerback looks a possible bust, allowing 31 catches on 48 targets for 417 yards and eight touchdowns since the end of last season. Out: RB Paul Perkins (ribs), C Weston Richburg (concussion).

by | October 07, 2017 | 01:10

Now the Dodgers face the Diamondbacks , who went 11-8 against them this year, sweeping them twice in the final six weeks of the season, adding another dimension to what should be a great series. The Dodgers did not have a 100-RBI man or anyone who scored 100 runs. According to Paul Goldschmidt, anybody looking for long-simmering hard feelings from that drama in the teams' upcoming NL division series is all wet.

by | October 07, 2017 | 01:03

The Portuguese trainer has been no stranger to controversy in the past, often being accused of playing mind games in press conferences to get a psychological edge over opponents. "Nothing happened yet. Last year the season started much harder and ended very well, this year it started very well and we don't know how it will end".

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:59

India and the EU have adopted a declaration to counter terrorism at the 14th India-EU summit. According to the India-EU Joint Statement on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism, the leaders "strongly condemned recent heinous terrorist attacks in India and the member states of the European Union and reaffirmed their determination to jointly combat terrorism and violent extremism in all their forms and manifestations irrespective of their motivations, wherever and by whomever they are committed".

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:51

There would be the majors, the WGCs, America if he wanted it. It was another frustrating day for the world No 6. Playing at 360 yards Thursday, McIlroy absolutely piped a drive that rolled up onto the green and settled within 8 feet of the cup.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:48

More than two million Catalans voted to eave Spain last Sunday in a poll marred by a violent police reaction. The Catalan government announced that the independence referendum had been approved by 90 percent of nearly 2.3 million voters, but it said that it would await final returns before declaring the result official.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:44

Bradford returned to the practice field Thursday. "I just wanted to make sure there wasn't something else there", Bradford said. "Hopefully after today's practice, tomorrow's practice, seeing how it responds to multiple days of practice, multiple days of work, I'll have a better idea of what it's going to be like", he said.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:43

Scotland travel to Slovenia on Sunday knowing that only victory will be enough to secure their place in the World Cup qualification play-offs. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku have scored more goals than Eriksen during this qualifying campaign, and it's fair to say none of them would be anything like 13/8 to score in a meaningful home game against Romania.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:42

These players are not hurting anyone, nor are they forcing someone to do something that they don't want, they are publically protesting something they believe in. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. Not one person or team has been disciplined in any way shape or form. The increasing evidence that a lifetime of football, starting at a young age, produces the awful brain damage and emotional chaos of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) means players ...

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:37

The Diamondbacks advanced to the National League division series against the Dodgers, which begins Friday in Los Angeles. All dugouts are under increased scrutiny after Major League Baseball determined the Red Sox employed an Apple Watch worn by an assistant trainer in a sign-stealing scheme during games against the Yankees this summer.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:39

He was included in the Ashes squad despite reportedly injuring his hand in the incident that led to his arrest . Hales was not arrested but was present at the time of the incident and has since been interviewed under caution. There are no cricketing reasons why the Test vice-captain or one-day global opener Hales should not both retain their respective status. Even though they are now under investigation for a drunken brawl, both Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have managed to retain ...

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:31

A rare brace for Daryl Murphy helped the Republic of Ireland to victory over Moldova and set-up a second-place battle against Wales in Cardiff. 'At the same time the confidence can be there, and we still lost 2-0 [to Wales ]. The 29-year-old discovered he was eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland in 2014 after investigation into his family tree, then promptly produced two assists on an eye-catching debut - a 4-1 home win over the USA.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:28

The Bundesliga champions confirmed that Jupp Heynckes will return to the club after retiring in 2013, taking over until the end of the season. "I wouldn't have returned to any other club in the world, but FC Bayern Munchen are very close to my heart", Heynckes said in a statement on the club website.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:20

Elsewhere in Europe, England also sealed their qualification for the tournament in Russian Federation after defeating Slovenia 1-0 on Thursday. "You need Germany to miss a few chances, which they did, and you need to take whatever opportunities you get".

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:18

Three months later in the NFC Divisional Playoffs in Dallas, Aaron Rodgers and Jared Cook combined for one of the most wonderful plays in postseason history. SERIES HISTORY: 28th regular-season meeting. The Packers were 14-2 in the season's second quarter from 2011-14. Injuries and suspensions have meant little continuity for a unit that has been up and down through four games, and now looking at a few more changes going into a visit from Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers .

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:07

In addition, Altuve had never hit a home run in the postseason before Thursday. Babe Ruth did it twice. Verlander won 15 games this season between Detroit and Houston , but since he's been with the Astros the veteran righty has been dominant.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:06

The Briton leads the world championship by 34 points after he eked everything out of his auto to seal second place in Malaysia last weekend despite both Ferrari and Red Bull being faster around Sepang . The Briton spoke on Thursday of preparing for "war" in his battle for the championship he now leads by 34 points - and it may turn out to be a fight on two fronts as the Red Bull was also quick.

by | October 07, 2017 | 00:03

The 6-foot-3, 221-pound dual-threat QB with 4.5 speed originally committed to Penn State . The Peach State native visited Georgia five times since mid-July - including twice in September - and has now decided to make Athens his official home.