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Cubs-Brewers Set For National League Tiebreaker
- October 03, 2018

Nationally, according to Nielsen's overnight ratings of the metered markets, the twin National League tiebreakers of Cubs-Brewers and Dodgers-Rockies scored ESPN's two highest-rated MLB regular-season afternoon telecasts in 20 years. With the Red Sox, Lester allowed three runs in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in a loss to the Rays in 2008. Then it is on to the World Series starting October 23. (more...)
Jose Mourinho fires warning at Manchester United squad ahead of Valencia clash Jose Mourinho fires warning at Manchester United squad ahead of Valencia clash
- October 03, 2018

After the latest setback, a 3-1 loss to West Ham united at the weekend, Mourinho publicly opened-up a new front against his dressing room, especially Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial . "They're not used to going through a hard situation, but I think that's part of the career of a footballer". It was wake up and words that he's said before: we need to be moving, we need to concentrate more, we need to want the ball, we need to be playing. (more...)
Mourinho is embarrassing Manchester United, says Scholes
- October 03, 2018

On Tuesday night, Scholes used his pundit role during BT Sport's build-up for the Champions League encounter at Old Trafford match to launch another tirade at the under-fire United manager. That prompted chants of "attack, attack, attack" from a disgruntled home faithful. The second half started in the same fashion as the first, and United had to wait until the 60th minute for a sight at goal when Paul Pogba forced Neto into save with a free-kick from distance. (more...)
Steelers open to trading Le'Veon Bell for Earl Thomas Steelers open to trading Le'Veon Bell for Earl Thomas
- October 02, 2018

Running back Le'Veon Bell will end his holdout and return to the Steelers during the team's bye in Week 7, according to ESPN . Any team trading for the running back would need him first to sign the tender ( Bell is not now under contract; no team can trade a player not under contract). (more...)
Champions League: Man Utd train ahead of Valencia clash Champions League: Man Utd train ahead of Valencia clash
- October 02, 2018

United left-back Luke Shaw said the players have to take more responsibility for a poor start to the campaign, rather than Mourinho proving to be the fall guy. "Everyone at the club has a role. when we win, we all win and when we lose, it's the same; It's everyone's responsibility", explained the coach. Mourinho is understood to barely be on speaking terms with skipper Valencia having stripped Paul Pogba of the vice-captaincy in his ongoing fallout with the Frenchman. (more...)
Unai Emery reacts on Aaron Ramsey's angry reaction against Watford Unai Emery reacts on Aaron Ramsey's angry reaction against Watford
- October 01, 2018

But, after grabbing his hamstring following a goal-kick, Arsenal captain Cech was forced to limp off in first half stoppage-time. "Tomorrow I want, and we want, his best performance". We will look at Petr Cech's injury. Speaking on Leno after yesterday's win over Watford , Emery said: "He is working very well with the goalkeeping coaches". (more...)
Buckeye defense bent, but didn't break against Penn State Buckeye defense bent, but didn't break against Penn State
- October 01, 2018

Sanders went into the Ohio State game No. 2 in the Big Ten in rushing, averaging 123.8 yards per game. This, however, will be his first true road game as the starter, and it will be interesting to see how he handles the deafening noise of the Penn State "White Out" crowd. (more...)
Arsenal boss Unai Emery praises Bernd Leno's play after Petr Cech injury Arsenal boss Unai Emery praises Bernd Leno's play after Petr Cech injury
- September 30, 2018

The Germany worldwide now appears set to stay in the side at least until the global break, potentially giving him matches against Qarabag and Fulham to make a claim for more regular minutes. 'Bernd Leno is learning and he can learn with Petr Cech every day. And now with this injury, he has waited for his moment'. But like Everton, Watford had plenty of chances to take the lead and Emery said his team must still find ways to dominate games better. (more...)
Carolina Panthers Sign Free Agent Eric Reid Carolina Panthers Sign Free Agent Eric Reid
- September 28, 2018

The Panthers have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. NFL Network's Jim Trotter reported the 49ers had expressed interest in bringing Reid back on a multi-year deal. Smith commented further on Twitter after the news broke Thursday, writing "there is never a wrong time to do the right thing". Reid, along with quarterback Colin Kaepernick , participated in protests during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games to highlight social awareness and racial ... (more...)
Paul Pogba determined to leave Manchester United next summer Paul Pogba determined to leave Manchester United next summer
- September 28, 2018

His fractured relationship with Mourinho was laid bare for all to see in a frosty exchange between the two on the training ground, which turned out to revolve around an Instagram video he posted during United's defeat to Derby County in the League Cup. (more...)
Timberwolves seeking too much in Jimmy Butler trade Timberwolves seeking too much in Jimmy Butler trade
- September 28, 2018

Butler, 29, has a requested a trade from Minnesota, where he has only played only one season. Now, Miami with cap space to pay Butler long-term could be the favorite. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe reported on Thursday that the asking price the Timberwolves have placed on Butler is too steep for interested teams. (more...)
Holding: Arsenal players recognise Lacazette, Aubameyang chemistry Holding: Arsenal players recognise Lacazette, Aubameyang chemistry
- September 27, 2018

Brentford (4-3-3): Daniels; Odubajo, Konsa, Jeanvier, Barbet; Yennaris, Mokotjo, Sawyers; Canos, O Watkins, A Judge. Everton had created most of the early chances as they looked for their first victory at Arsenal since January 1996, but they were unable to find their way past goalkeeper Petr Cech. (more...)
Klopp in awe of Sarri as Liverpool and Chelsea prepare for double-header Klopp in awe of Sarri as Liverpool and Chelsea prepare for double-header
- September 26, 2018

Klopp said: "It's the biggest change I ever saw in such a short space of time - wow". Ahead of their clash against Liverpool , who are on a fine form this season, in the Football League Cup , Chelsea have suffered a huge blow as reports claim that three of their players could miss the clash the Scousers, claims freelance injury analyst Ben Dinnery. (more...)
Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba: 'You will never be captain again' Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba: 'You will never be captain again'
- September 26, 2018

Following his side's 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers , Pogba appeared to criticise Mourinho's tactics during the game, insisting the team should " attack, attack, attack " when playing at Old Trafford. "That is how Wolves treated Saturday's game and I am sure it is how Derby's players will regard tonight's match". "You feel like you've done your work when you come to Old Trafford and go against Jose Mourinho and world class players". (more...)
Woods earns first win since 2013; Rose claims FedEx Cup Woods earns first win since 2013; Rose claims FedEx Cup
- September 25, 2018

Two weeks before the Tour Championship, Rose had climbed to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his playoff loss in the BMW Championship, but Johnson reclaimed the top spot by a slim margin with his Sunday surge in Atlanta. "I was beyond playing". Woods was also in a relationship with Kristin Smith from 2015 to 2017. Eighteen starts in 2018 is more than his previous full season in 2013 and the most PGA Tour starts in a calendar year for Woods since 2012. (more...)
James Milner sums up popular opinion on Mohamed Salah's award-winning goal James Milner sums up popular opinion on Mohamed Salah's award-winning goal
- September 25, 2018

Messi and Ronaldo were the only winners of world soccer's main individual award from Federation Internationale de Football Association in various guises since 2008, both winning five titles each. FIFA Fair play award: Presented by Pierluigi Collina and Paolo Maldini, the award was won by Lennart Thy. Best men's Coach: Men's Coach award was won by World Cup victor Didier Deschamps, he was presented the award by compatriot and former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger. (more...)
Woods, Fowler lead Tour Championship after opening 65s Woods, Fowler lead Tour Championship after opening 65s
- September 25, 2018

For the 18th, Woods got himself withing striking distance of an eagle at the par-5 finishing hole; and sure enough, he buried the 35-foot putt, eliciting a patented fist pump from Woods . "In the "W" category, it doesn't compare to some of the years that I've had, where I've won eight or nine times in a year", Woods told reporters at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta on Wednesday. (more...)
Jimmy Garropolo Left With An Apparent Knee Injury Against The Chiefs Jimmy Garropolo Left With An Apparent Knee Injury Against The Chiefs
- September 25, 2018

It is unclear at this point if the 49ers will look to sign a veteran quarterback to replace Garoppolo, of if they'll roll with C.J. Beathard, who started five games last season. Garoppolo started the 49ers' first three games, throwing for 718 yards and five touchdowns this season. It was still 38-24 when the 49ers produced a grinding, 17-play drive that wiped out more than half the fourth quarter. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard Keeping an 'Open Mind' About Toronto Kawhi Leonard Keeping an 'Open Mind' About Toronto
- September 25, 2018

The Toronto Raptors are sick of being perceived as a team that National Basketball Association players don't want to play for. I want to do great things. New Raptors coach Nick Nurse said he had no conversations with the Spurs about what went wrong last season. "He can guard smalls and bigs and he can score in and out", Nurse said. (more...)
Kenya: Alexis Sanchez blasted for poor performance | The Standard - Kenya Kenya: Alexis Sanchez blasted for poor performance | The Standard - Kenya
- September 25, 2018

Despite coming into the game on the back of three successive away wins in all competitions, United were nowhere near their best as they returned to Old Trafford for the first time since late August. "I am not saying we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collect a very acceptable level", Mourinho said. "We have played three games at home and only got four points". (more...)
Sarri: I don’t know why West Ham lost four matches Sarri: I don’t know why West Ham lost four matches
- September 24, 2018

Few would argue that he is the best in the Premier League at what he does. But Sarri refused to blame the draw on Chelsea's Europa League outing. To whet the appetite ahead of the two clashes, we've taken a look back at the last ten meetings between the two rivals and created this quiz. Up next for the Blues is a double-header against Premier League leaders Liverpool, first in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday before a league fixture next Saturday. (more...)
Wojnarowski: Rockets are pursuing trade for Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Wojnarowski: Rockets are pursuing trade for Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler
- September 24, 2018

Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden initially rebuffed calls from teams as they had no intentions of parting with the veteran but Taylor has stepped in and made it clear that they must do business. The Heat will certainly hope that any deal between the two teams includes Hassan Whiteside, who is on a huge contract that they are desperate to ship. (more...)
TE Rob Gronkowski nearly traded inside NFC North TE Rob Gronkowski nearly traded inside NFC North
- September 24, 2018

That's all". The Patriots and Lions were apparently closing in on a blockbuster deal involving Gronkowski during the week of the NFL Draft. Though the Patriots lost, it's clear that Gronkowski was exactly where he wanted to be. Gronk was Brady's best target in Week 1, catching nine passes for 183 yards and one touchdown. New England's defense looks like it could use Patricia back in his previous role after it allowed Jacksonville's Blake Bortles to throw for 376 yards and four ... (more...)
Bills Notch Historic Upset Win as 17-Point Underdogs vs. Vikings Bills Notch Historic Upset Win as 17-Point Underdogs vs. Vikings
- September 24, 2018

Before you could blink, the Bills were up 17-0, soon to be 27-0, and ultimately winning the game 27-6, pulling off the biggest National Football League upset in 23 years. "I think they came out and kicked our butts". "Don't do it again, though". Allen emerged from the leaping finish to his 10-yard run unscathed. He scurried through the line and saw Anthony Barr - the Vikings' 6-foot-5, three-time Pro Bowl linebacker - standing between him and a first down. (more...)
Karl-Anthony Towns Agrees To $190M Max Deal With Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns Agrees To $190M Max Deal With Timberwolves
- September 23, 2018

In fact, while Towns signing on to stay with the Timberwolves is a positive development, it should only accelerate trade talks involving Butler with other teams. It is odd that the team would be unwilling to move Butler , especially after it was made public that he did not intend to re-sign with the team when he enters free agency in the summer of 2019. (more...)
Bank on this Justin Rose edge in Tour Championship Bank on this Justin Rose edge in Tour Championship
- September 23, 2018

Thomas is ranked fifth in the FedEx Cup rankings coming into the TOUR Championship and has a good chance of winning the biggest prize in golf with a solo second finish on Sunday. For Woods to win the FedEx Cup, he'd have to pull off one of the most impressive victories of his career. While most of the tour players were outwardly supportive of the idea - and why not when the purse is being goosed to $60 million from $25 and the victor now pockets $ 15 million - behind the scenes some ... (more...)
Salah, Liverpool coast to 6th straight EPL win Salah, Liverpool coast to 6th straight EPL win
- September 23, 2018

It was just Klopp making a tactical change. "It's not cool, but should not be too serious". I explained it to him, usually I don't explain substitutions but I thought today it made a bit of sense. He said: "We aren't the first, we won't be the last who aren't able to cope with the attacking threat they have". In the day's late game, goals from Harry Kane, from the penalty spot, and substitute Erik Lamela earned Tottenham Hotspur a nervy 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion, pushing Spurs ... (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Xherdan Shaqiri could start against Southampton Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Xherdan Shaqiri could start against Southampton
- September 22, 2018

But divisive contrarian Joey Barton has some criticism for Reds supporters as the Fleetwood Town manager, who is not afraid to voice a dissenting opinion, claims that the reason for Liverpool's Premier League trophy drought is down to the fact that the club's fans only give their all on European nights. (more...)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho expects 'difficult season' Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho expects 'difficult season'
- September 22, 2018

Not only me, I think a lot of managers after that achieved and got the chance to come to the Premier League because they were related to Mourinho", Nuno said with Marco Silva, Andre Villas-Boas and Carlos Carvalhal all having managed in the Premier League and all having had a link to, or friendship with, Mourinho. (more...)
Cleveland Browns Bud Light: How did the fridges open after win? Cleveland Browns Bud Light: How did the fridges open after win?
- September 22, 2018

His emergence detailed here, Mayfield lit up the field with his play, re-energized a fan base and brought the Browns back from a 14-0 hole. The man gingerly - but confidently, we must add - held the possum by its tail as a stadium worker came to help, and fans cheered as the animal was lowered into a cardboard box. (more...)
Robertson: Robertson: "Sturridge couldn’t miss from my cross!" - Liverpool v PSG
- September 21, 2018

We know the players they've got but it's probably the only time they really opened us up. "They are in a very good place at the minute". "But it was nice to see how Daniel performed tonight and he paid 100 per cent back". Their Champions League cameos came a year to the day that the Potters were beaten 2-0 by Bristol City in the Carabao Cup. "He looked lighter and fresher in pre-season". (more...)
Man City coach Arteta warns rivals Man City coach Arteta warns rivals
- September 20, 2018

With the suspended City manager Pep Guardiola forced to watch from the stands, Fekir the made it 2-0 to the French side in the 43rd minute with a sweetly struck drive after being set-up by Memphis Depay . "It has to be Real Madrid [as favourites], they have something special in this competition", he said. Guardiola is serving a touchline ban for coming on to the pitch to remonstrate with the referee during his side's quarter-final defeat by Liverpool last season, but Arteta is ... (more...)
Chris Smalling says away wins have given Manchester United confidence Chris Smalling says away wins have given Manchester United confidence
- September 20, 2018

Metro.co.uk revealed last month that De Gea's £350,000-a-week basic salary demand would make him by far the biggest earner at United. De Gea - coveted by Real Madrid until they signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea - gave a non-commital answer when asked about whether he will pledge his long-term future to the club. (more...)
Mourinho: Artificial pitch no excuse, United must beat Young Boys Mourinho: Artificial pitch no excuse, United must beat Young Boys
- September 20, 2018

But the Swiss champions' artificial pitch will take some getting used to, and was the reason why United left Antonio Valencia behind. Having served the first of his three match domestic suspension in the win over Watford on Saturday , Rashford is expected to come back into the United line-up for the Champions League opener. (more...)
Butler asks for deal from Timberwolves
- September 20, 2018

Jimmy Butler's days with the Minnesota Timberwolves appear to be numbered. Butler can be a free agent in July, and those three teams have the max salary space to sign him without giving up assets in a trade. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler would prefer a trade to the Brooklyn Nets , Los Angeles Clippers or New York Knicks . Now, he's got only one year left on his deal and may not re-sign with your team if you aren't on his shortlist, which only further hurts his value. (more...)
‘Ignorance makes you very bold’ - Ramos slams Griezmann attitude ‘Ignorance makes you very bold’ - Ramos slams Griezmann attitude
- September 19, 2018

Ramos hit back at the claims made by the Atletico forward, and likened his situation to other top players who famously missed out on the award. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that France World Cup star and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann enjoyed a burger and a beer dinner to celebrate his side's 4-2 victory over city rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final. (more...)
Hirving Lozano confirms Barcelona interest Hirving Lozano confirms Barcelona interest
- September 19, 2018

Lozano, 23, will be part of the PSV side which takes on Barca at Camp Nou when the Champions League returns on Tuesday. "I don't think PSV are one of the softest opponents; I think they're a good team that attacks well, plays together and has players that can unbalance you", he said. (more...)
More drama in Pittsburgh - WR Antonio Brown absent from work on Monday More drama in Pittsburgh - WR Antonio Brown absent from work on Monday
- September 19, 2018

When asked about Brown's tweet, the head coach declined to discuss his player's use of social media . This news comes after we saw Brown behave unprofessionally during the Steelers loss to Kansas City, and his "trade me" tweet , which was even more unprofessional. (more...)
National Football League cornerback Davis retires at halftime of Buffalo's loss to LA National Football League cornerback Davis retires at halftime of Buffalo's loss to LA
- September 18, 2018

This is not going to become a distraction for us", admitted head coach Sean McDermott , adding, "We're going to move forward. Gameday took a odd turn for Buffalo Bills fans when cornerback Vontae Davis abruptly retired at halftime during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers . (more...)
Kylian Mbappe has a warning for Liverpool ahead of Champions League meeting Kylian Mbappe has a warning for Liverpool ahead of Champions League meeting
- September 18, 2018

I thought it's a smart decision by PSG to sign Thomas Tuchel . "No, not definitely. He couldn't play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow. "When we saw the pictures we were all shocked and when we had first contact with him after hospital it was a was big relief". Henderson, who skippered Liverpool last season on their run to the Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid , has been given a restricted start to the campaign after returning late to pre-season ... (more...)