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Dodgers, Rockies To Face Off In Tie-Breaker For NL West Title


The loser will play tomorrow against the loser of the Brewers-Cubs tiebreaker game in an elimination game. A one-game playoff in 1980 was no better for the Dodgers , who were beaten 7-1 by Houston for the NL West championship. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, that decision went down very badly with the Dodgers. He retired the Cubs in order in the eighth, striking out two Cubs while throwing a few of his hardest pitches all season. Read More »

Zidane puts in call to Man Utd boss Mourinho

I look in the mirror and I want to see where I made mistakes and where I can do better. We can talk about two trophies, two trophies which he deemed meaningless before he joined Manchester United but he absolutely adored them when he became Manchester United manager. Read More »

Seahawks unfazed by Earl Thomas' one-finger salute


As Thomas was being carted off the field, he appeared to make an obscene gesture. Thomas presumably was directing his ire towards Pete Carroll. It was what he did following the injury that made most of the headlines, however. That assures Thomas will receive the rest of his $8.5 million salary for this season and means that at the end of the season he can become an unrestricted free agent. Read More »

Europe beat United States to regain Ryder Cup


And while Thomas had success with Spieth, he would considered a natural to play along with Rickie Fowler , with whom he had teamed to go 2-0-1 at last year's Presidents Cup. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson finished 1-4 for the US, winning an opening four-balls match with Rickie Fowler, then losing his next four, including a singles match to Ian Poulter . Read More »

English Premier League Report: Arsenal v Watford 29 September 2018


BBC reports that Alex Iwobi , introduced midway through the second half, was the catalyst behind Arsenal's win. "We need the whole 90 minutes to have this control". Chelsea , A.C Milan, Juventus and Lazio are all interested in signing him. As they now find themselves fifth in the table only four points behind current leaders City, the team's progress has been slowly realised and the Gunners may be ready to challenge the top teams. Read More »

Andy Murray beaten by Fernando Verdasco at Shenzhen Open


The champion saved five of six break points and broke Murray's serve three times. The 31-year-old Scot has dropped to 311 in the world after nearly a year out following a hip operation. Not a good look for a professional of any sport to berate the event staff - especially when that staff member is attending to your needs. "Right now, I feel like as the week goes on, I'm slowing down a little bit". Read More »

Earl Thomas appears to give Seahawks middle finger while being carted off

At the time , Thomas complained that he was playing without deserved security, given his stature at his position and his history with the team , in the event of a major injury. Thomas went down with a leg injury. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Thomas suffered a clean, lower leg break but no ligament damage and no displacement. Read More »

Cubs set for tiebreaker game to settle NL Central


Win or lose, all four teams will play on, either as division champions or National League wild-card teams. Or neither! Given everything that has to happen for the NL Central and NL West titles to be clinched Sunday, I'm feeling pretty good about baseball being played Monday. Read More »

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United leaders must step up against Valencia


The Sun claimed last week this was one of the main reasons Mourinho, who must have felt his authority had been undermined, decided that Pogba was no longer suitable for the role of vice-captain. But Pogba did not hold back in his apparent criticism of United's tactics in a tame draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford, saying the team should "attack, attack, attack" at home in what was widely regarded as a barb at Mourinho's gameplan. Read More »

Asensio's 100th game, Vinicius debut, squad travel to Moscow — Real Madrid round-up


At 22, he has played 62 league games, 21 in the Champions League , 11 Copa del Rey clashes, three in the European and Spanish Super Cup and one in the Club World Cup. Marco Asensio has played 100 games for Real Madrid and he pulled up his century against Atlético Madrid on Saturday night. "But we were far superior to Atletico Madrid , in the end of first half and entire second half". Read More »

The Yankees set a new single-season home run record


Stanton's solo homer, the Yankees' 266th of the season, gave him his 100th RBI of the season. It was the Yankees' clinching home field advantage for Wednesday's wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Athletics . In beating the New York Yankees on Sunday, the Sox finished their regular season with 108 wins and an eight-game lead on the American League East. Read More »

'Machinari' makes European Ryder Cup history


A USA comeback would have tied the biggest in Ryder Cup play, equaling the four-point American rally in 1999, and would have been the first by the Americans on European soil since 1993. "I'm one of the contributing factors to why we lost the Cup, and it's not a lot of fun". "I've always thought Padraig would be a good captain in the United States", McIlroy said. Read More »

Fleetwood and Molinari ride roughshod over America


There's no question that Woods and first Patrick Reed and then Bryson DeChambeau on Saturday afternoon ran into a juggernaut in Fleetwood and Molinari , who became the first European team to go 4-0 at the Ryder Cup . Woods went 0-3 over the first two days. I would never get ahead of myself in this. Finau, who won more that $6 million last season, including his FedEx Cup bonus, will compete next week at the Dunhill Links Championship at St. Read More »

Steelers seeking second-round pick, player for Le'Veon Bell


The Steelers are reportedly seeking a second-round pick and a good veteran player. He's widely regarded as the best all-around running back in the NFL . The prospect of dealing away more draft assets and also paying Bell over $10 million for the rest of the season, with no guarantee he will re-sign after the year, seems a lot less appealing now. Read More »

Tiebreak games needed to settle NL Central, NL West races


In the NL West , the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers both went 91-71. With the Brewers facing the Cubs for the NL Central title (1:05 ET, ESPN) and the Rockies and Dodgers squaring off for the NL West crown (4:09 ET, ESPN), baseball will have two one-game tiebreakers in the same season for the first time . Read More »

I'm one of the reasons we lost Ryder Cup, says Tiger Woods

A despondent Tiger Woods admitted his recent exertions had taken their toll after he failed to win a single point in the United States' Ryder Cup defeat at Le Golf National. One week ago, he overcame four back surgeries to win for the 80th time on the Tour Championship, a signal that he was all the way back. Mercifully (and after some greased palms), viewing was secured after returning to the Strip and the question of "can we pull this off?" emanated. Read More »

Buccaneers Reporter: This Is Still Fitzpatrick's Job


The Steelers answered, though, on their next drive with Vance McDonald turning a short throw into a 75-yard touchdown with a stiff arm of Bucs safety Chris Conte . Receiver Mike Evans said he's on board with either quarterback. "It probably wasn't a fun game to watch", Tomlin said. Despite his three interceptions going into halftime, Fitzpatrick managed to rally the Buccaneers in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 20-point deficit. Read More »

US can't pull off comeback, Europe wins Ryder Cup


Phil Mickelson got another Saturday off. US captain Jim Furyk made a decision to sit the 48-year-old Mickelson in the afternoon foursomes matches. The Northern Irishman, who failed to card a single birdie alongside rookie Thorbjorn Olesen in Friday's 4 and 2 loss, reeled off four Saturday on the front nine at Le Golf National to seize control over Koepka and Finau. Read More »

Juventus extend perfect start to Serie A campaign


In the first round of the championship of Italy against " Chievo " Federico Bernardeschi the winning goal was scored in injury time , and with " Frosinone " Cristiano Ronaldo the decisive goal only spent in the 81st minute. "I don't have a line-up in my head right now, as on Friday in training we'll see everyone together and decide". Comparing the performance to Juve's previous Serie A game when they won 2-0 at Frosinone , Allegri told reporters: "Paulo [Dybala] had a good game ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City can reach title winning heights


Manchester City have officially confirmed their starting side and substitutes to host Brighton at the Etihad Stadium in a Premier League meeting. "It's not important if he starts or plays a lot of minutes, he's part of the group", he said. "He's injured and when he's OK he's coming back and when he decides to play he's going to play". Read More »

Aaron Ramsey's contract talks with Arsenal collapse with no offer on table


The Ex Germany worldwide is expected to return to Emery's starting eleven. "We improved things on the pitch with the positioning, and then our moments are arriving to score", he said. Alexis Sanchez moved to Manchester United in January after refusing to sign a new deal, while Mesut Ozil finally penned a new contract that same month worth upwards of £300,000 a week. Read More »

Ohio State Shocks #4 Penn State


That was the first of 42 unanswered points by the Lions to finish the game. Trace McSorley also had a big night, despite windy conditions. "Sometimes there's nothing prettier than an ugly three-yard run". The Illini then opened the second half with a bang by catching Penn State off guard on a wide receiver pass by Trenard Davis to Ricky Smalling. There's certain plays, there's certain series, there's certain quarters that we're not happy. Read More »

Barcelona held by Athletic for 3rd straight setback in Liga


Sevilla, who beat Real 3-2 in their last meeting in May, looked very sharp and could have had more goals on the counter-attack as Real pressed forward. "Sometimes it's hard to explain what happens in a game". "Of course we need the points", Valverde said, adding, "any team needs the points but for us even more so, because every team Barcelona loses, there is an quake". Read More »

Barty, Wang advance to semifinals at Wuhan Open


She's a great player", Sabalenka said. "I adjusted my position and tried to be more offensive and less passive". Australian Open champion Wozniacki, who received a first-round bye, was barely troubled by the 61st-ranked Swede Rebecca Peterson, winning 6-4, 6-1 to set up a third-round clash with Olympic champion Monica Puig , who romped past Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-2. Read More »

Manchester United deny Zinedine Zidane reports


However, former United defender Rio Ferdinand accused Mourinho's men of a lack of effort and said questions remained over the former Chelsea manager's future at Old Trafford. "The third goal killed our mentality because the referee did not see the foul before". "As a footballer your DNA is about hard work and effort", said Ferdinand, now a pundit with BT Sport . Read More »

US celebrity team beats Europeans at Ryder Cup


And then Europe finished even better. "I can't wait to hear all the little cheers and just little quirky things that they can do and say, because it's always fun coming overseas and hearing all the little playful jabs and chants that they have going on". Read More »

Europe extends its Ryder Cup lead over the U.S


Reed was teamed up with Tiger Woods in the final fourballs pairing of a morning that belonged to America. European fans have always shown respect to the American players and, while the same can't be said in reverse, a change in that behaviour needs to be nipped in the bud. Read More »

Ryder Cup notebook: Rory McIlroy having a bad day

McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen had won just one hole in a 4&2 loss to Johnson and Fowler, while Rose and Jon Rahm twice enjoyed a two-shot lead over Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau in the opening match but eventually lost on the 18th. But they were made to work hard for their victory as the American pair reduced their lead from four holes to one in the closing stages. "We know if it's four [points] or less it's been done before on Sunday". Read More »