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Confident Indians will eliminate the Yankees in four games | Jeff Schudel

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NY moves on to the five-game American League Division Series against the reigning American League champion Cleveland Indians . Why they won't win: The Dodgers crashed to earth in August & September. Montgomery moved in and out of the rotation but had a 2.49 ERA while pitching 61 1/3 innings over 30 relief outings. The Yankees , with the likes of RHP Dellin Betances and LHP Aroldis Chapman , possess a deeper bullpen than the Twins. Read More »

The Post's experts predict Yankees-Indians

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It was the first time that neither starters for each team recorded a strike out in the Wild Card game. Chad Green came into the relief and finished the inning. Obviously, we're going to have to play our best. The Yankees ended up doing the next best thing - from the Indians' perspective - by exhausting their most lethal bullpen arms merely to advance, costing them availability for Game 1. Read More »

Bale Blow For Wales

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The 28-year-old has endured a frustrating start to the season but has still scored three goals in eight starts for the club. And with Wales missing Gareth Bale's services ahead of the midweek game against Georgia, global teammate David Edwards believes Woodburn will be eager to prove his potential on the world stage. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to be handed starting role for England against Slovenia

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On Saturday Pep Guardiola had said that Sterling must show his mettle when things were going against him with England , but on Wednesday afternoon Southgate backed Sterling to respond in the best possible way on the pitch. England can secure qualification for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation with three points against the side with which they drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture a year ago. Read More »

Cavs coach Lue says friends shot in at Las Vegas tragedy

Center Tristan Thompson , who started 78 games for the Cavs last season, will now come off the bench, according to multiple reports. Then, over the summer, Shumpert's name was mentioned in several trade rumors, which only served to add to his confusion. Read More »

Cavs' Tyronn Lue says three friends were wounded in Las Vegas shooting

James' injury is not believed to be serious, and the Cavs will make sure he's full healed before he plays. "We haven't played together still in like four years", Wade said. "I can't speak to laws or changes", he said. The Hawks (1-1) got 18 points from point guard Dennis Schroeder, 15 points and eight rebounds from small forward Taurean Prince and 13 points from center Dewayne Dedmon. Read More »

Centre of attention - Cavs makes Kevin Love change

James' injury is not believed to be serious, and the Cavs will make sure he's full healed before he plays. "We're more versatile offensively and defensively", Lue said. Earlier in the week, Shumpert shared that he and Lue had an air-it-out meeting prior to the Cavs' minicamp in Santa Barbara, California, last month to discuss his place on the team after he was included in trade talks over the summer. Read More »

Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

The Cavs are making Love their starting center this season and he began the game with 3-pointers for Cleveland's first two baskets. "That's without LeBron and (point guard) Isaiah (Thomas ) on the floor", Lue said. After acquiring superstar Kevin Durant, the Warriors went on to dethrone the Cavs in the Finals past year. Crowder, acquired this summer in the Kyrie Irving trade, is a strong defender. Read More »

Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

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The Cavs are making Love their starting center this season and he began the game with 3-pointers for Cleveland's first two baskets. "That's without LeBron and (point guard) Isaiah (Thomas ) on the floor", Lue said. After acquiring superstar Kevin Durant, the Warriors went on to dethrone the Cavs in the Finals past year. Crowder, acquired this summer in the Kyrie Irving trade, is a strong defender. Read More »

Mourinho has street named after him in Portugal

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Basel came to Old Trafford on matchday 0ne and were convincingly beaten 3-0 to give Mourinho as good a start as he could have hoped for. The Red Devils finished a disappointing sixth in the Premier League but have started their campaign in much better form this season, winning six and drawing one of their league games. Read More »

Notes: Chicago Cubs alter Jake Arrieta's workout plan

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks and lefty Jon Lester are at the top of the list. Prediction: Virk is picking the Chicago Cubs , in five games, but admittedly somewhat out of hope, wishful thinking and a tiny bit of bias. What pressure? Outfielder Jayson Werth tempered the declaration by the Cubs' Ben Zobrist that the pressure is on the Nationals in this best-of-five series. Read More »

Russian Federation gets about 1.3 mln ticket applications for 2018 World Cup matches

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You know, with rampant racism, sexism and homophobia going on and the crackdown on hooliganism on everyone but those living there, Russia's World Cup Committee seems to be doing a "great job". Argentina , Paraguay and Uruguay plan to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup. England will host Slovenia on Thursday and hope their World Cup ticket comes early. Read More »

Harry Kane reveals recipe for his goal-scoring success - a personal chef

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Hello everyone I am Danial Kennedy and you join us on a crucial night for England's hopes for qualifying next summer's World Cup, as a win over Slovenia tonight will secure their place in Russian Federation. Their hosts have not lost a competitive game at Wembley for nearly 10 years, and 54-year-old Katanec is aware of the tricky task facing his team. "I have known him for a long time and he is improving all the time ". Read More »

Air tight: Lynx and Sparks set for another Game 5

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The Sparks and the Lynx were nearly unquestionably heading to a finals rematch since the start of the season - the teams finished the regular season within one game of each other ( Minnesota had the edge) and five games ahead of the third-place New York Liberty. Read More »

Jupp Heynckes to manage Bundesliga giants for THIRD time

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Until now, Bayern has not given official confirmation regarding the appointment of Heycnkes who previously twice handled FC Hollywood in the 1987-1991 season and 2011-2013 plus a caretaker at the end of the 2008-2009 season to replace Juergen Klinsmann. Read More »

Andrea Lee Says Jessica Eye Turned Down Fight At UFC 216

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Lee, 25, (16-2) is on a similar streak, winning five consecutive bouts with four via stoppage. "It is what it is, but I still feel like I could beat him under boxing rules". Though his words point one way, it's expected that his true desires point another. "And I'm ready to go kill him". Following two blockbuster events in 2016 that reportedly amounted to almost 3 million PPV buys, it's clear Diaz is the man who'd be at the front of the line to punch his ticket first. Read More »

New York Yankees: Takeaways from the AL Wild Card Game

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If anyone is the big man on campus for the Baby Bombers, it is Judge, the 6-foot-7, 282-pound giant who seems to have stepped out of a storybook. However, both teams have exceeded the general expectations for them, and have claimed Wild Card spots for this year's postseason in the American League. Read More »

Indians Will Begin ALDS With Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber

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Typically, teams start their best pitcher as soon as possible so they can start him again as soon as possible. So, that was the reason, the Games 2, 5. And August. And back in June, too, when he came of the disabled list. Cleveland is also 42-9 in their last 51 overall and 21-5 in their last 26 during game one of a series. Read More »

Quarterback Cam Newton accused of sexist comment toward female reporter

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Fielding a question about wide receiver Devin Funchess' routes from the Charlotte Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue , the Panthers quarterback prefaced his response with a distasteful observation targeting her gender. His dismissive and condescending attitude was completely unwarranted, and Rodrigue correctly made that clear after the press conference. Rodrigue and Newton spoke afterward, but she declined to comment about the meeting. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Tom Petty

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I don't even think it's that healthy for me. Or maybe hearing the news about Tom Petty was what finally made your stoic defenses crumble and got the tears flowing. On His Longstanding Belief in Rock and Roll: "The thing about the Heartbreakers is, it's still holy to me", he said. "On the back side of your sixties, most people aren't working". Read More »

Jason Taumalolo Turns Back On Kiwis Ahead Of Rugby League World Cup

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Widely considered the best forward in the world, the 24-year-old Taumalolo was born in Auckland with Tongan ancestry and has thrice played for Mate Ma'a. "I really enjoyed my time within the Tongan World Cup squad last time. and I just feel the World Cup provides developing nations like Tonga an opportunity to play on the big stage and I would like to help them with their campaign", he said. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association 18: The Premier League's Best XI

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The new proposal from Scudamore would see 35% of the global TV revenue allocated according to a club's final position in the table, with the remaining 65 percent distributed equally between all clubs. Many English fans have claimed that this season's Premier League title race could be a two-horse affair between Mourinho's Red Devils and Guardiola's Citizens as both teams are unbeaten in the league after seven games, each having won six matches and drawn one. Read More »

Off-duty SDPD officer who helped wounded during shooting shares story

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Monday. "We are pleased to report that all are OK", Concialdi said. Authorities said Paddock killed himself. Sisters of Marilou Danley, girlfriend of Stephen Paddock: "He sent her away" to planOfficials said Hartfield was now with the Nevada National Guard and before that he spent four years on active duty with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Read More »

Tottenham star Kane calls Golden Boot race the 'hardest' yet

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However, Los Blancos will have to shell out an astronomical sum of €200 million in order to secure the Tottenham striker's services. Davies doubled the lead after 16 minutes, easily beating Lossl after some wonderful Spurs build-up play before Kane grabbed a brilliant third for Spurs after just 23 minutes. Read More »

On Premier League TV Money

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In a statement the Premier League confirmed the meeting had ended without agreement. The so-called Big Six were thwarted by their top-flight rivals at a meeting to debate a plan by Richard Scudamore that would have seen more than a third of the league's overseas broadcast rights revenue, which is now split equally between all teams, awarded based on finishing position in the table. Read More »

NBA GMs expect Lonzo Ball to win Rookie of the Year

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Percentages are based on the pool of respondents to that particular question, rather than all 30 GMs. Simmons, also a point guard, received 24 percent. GMs chose George as the new offseason acquisition likely to have the biggest impact, and Denver's signing of Paul Millsap was voted as the most underrated player acquisition. Read More »

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks NL Wild Card

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Given how the Rockies usually finished at or near the bottom of the barrel in team pitching prior to this year, that kind of number to come from a starting pitcher is nearly unheard of. He is one of five players in history to hit 40-plus homers in a season that was split between two teams. There are great hitters galore available for tonight's game, but the following are the best bet from a fantasy standpoint. Read More »

Premier League to decide on new TV money plan

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Executive chairman of the Premier League Richard Scudamore has been under pressure from several top clubs who want to change the existing system that sees the money distributed equally. "Clubs agreed to adjourn to allow further discussion", a statement read. Last season the plan would have seen each club given a guaranteed £25 million in overseas TV income rather than the £39m they received, meaning 20th-placed Sunderland would have been £14m worse off. Read More »

Ads bashing Knicks on subway will be taken down

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According to Zagsblog , a "furious" Dolan personally called media mogul Rupert Murdoch , whose News Corp owns Fox Sports . Fox Sports 1 paid for advertising space on the New York City subway and filled that space with advertisements that are harshly critical of the New York Knicks . Read More »