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Demetrious Johnson explains strategic plans for matchups beyond the record


It ain't going to be nothing different. A scheduled matchup against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 was canceled when dos Anjos had to withdraw with a broken foot, leaving McGregor without an opponent for the pay-per-view. I'm pretty sure she has made millions from being on those cards. His movement, especially as he switches stances, can be incredibly hard to get to grips with, negating the takedown for the wrestler in Lee, who will constantly be pressing forward in search of it. Read More »

Oscar admits Chelsea return would make him "very happy"


Oscar goes on to wax lyrical about his former club, although he maintains it was the right decision to leave when he did. Oscar was a fan favourite at Chelsea and was one the most influential attackers in the side, but after being frozen out by Italian boss Antonio Conte, he made a decision to leave. Read More »

Las Vegas Shooting: Surgeon says husband died while saving her life


Their wedding page reads: 'We have shared awesome times together and almost unbearable heartaches but through it all we have grown stronger in our love for each other and our families'. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Melton and his wife had been married only a year and had traveled from Tennessee for the festival. Read More »

Bradford Back At Practice, But Status For Bears Game Unclear


Sam Bradford has been absent from practice for the past two weeks, but the Minnesota Vikings quarterback returned on Thursday. Bradford said it might take until the Vikings' bye week, or even the end of the year, for his knee to feel 100 percent, but added he was prepared to play through some discomfort. Read More »

Highlights of Major League Baseball playoff games on Thursday

Expect a pitcher's duel in this game. Without the ability to score runs with one swing of the bat, the Red Sox are already at a major disadvantage. The stakes: The Yankees, who lost the wild-card game in 2015, are in their first playoff series since getting swept in the 2012 ALCS, while the Indians are hoping to return to the World Series - and win it for the first time since 1948. Read More »

Bengals Receiver Tyler Boyd Charged With Drug Possession


WPXI's Catherine Varnum is reporting that on July 12 at around 3 AM, police found a crashed Mercedes-Benz on State Route 837 in Jefferson Hills. However, when police arrived, no one was in the vehicle. In the glove box officers say they also found vape pens with packaging indicating it was distilled cannabis. Boyd later acknowledged one of the vape pens was his, the complaint said. Read More »

Raiders Injury Report: Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson listed as questionable


The Raiders are coming off the worst two-game stretch of running for the franchise in more than two decades, and they are now counting even more on the running game to support backup quarterback E.J. "He has been in ups and downs before; he has been doing it 10 years now", coach John Harbaugh said. "I'm looking at it as an opportunity that's before me right now", Manuel said. Read More »

Two Louisville Basketball Assistants Put on Paid Leave


When this new contract was signed, athletic director Tom Jurich, who is now on paid leave after the FBI's investigation into college basketball, said the money would go toward the athletic department and the athletes. This money went to him under his personal services agreement with the company, while just $25,000 went to the basketball program past year. According to the documents, Pitino also cashed in $1.5 million the year prior while the athletic department received $10,000. Read More »

Glen Davis: Cam Newton Comments to Female Reporter Caused by 'Woman Problems'


NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Wednesday night in a statement that Newton's comments "are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league". "I'm a father to two attractive daughters and, at their age, I try to instil in them that they can do and be anything they want to be", Newton continued. Read More »

Seahawks Matchup Spotlight: Rams Defensive Line


Los Angeles is 3-1, and alone in first place in the NFC West. Seattle had a roller-coaster ride of a game last Sunday night against Indianapolis as they trailed the Colts 15-10 at halftime. Showing signs of improvement in his second year, Goff must stay patient and take what Seattle gives him to avoid any unnecessary early turnovers that can swing the momentum of the game. Read More »

NFL Total Predictions: Will the Packers, Cowboys hit the over? 10/6/17


The Dallas Cowboys face another tall task on Sunday when they take on the Green Bay Packers and regular thorn in their side, Aaron Rodgers . Damarious said he has since spoken with McCarthy and the matter is behind him. "I've been a big fan of his since the beginning", Rodgers said. That package frustrated Rodgers all day in 2016, and it frustrated Carson Palmer a few weeks back as well after the Cowboys held the Cardinals to just seven points in the final three quarters once they ... Read More »

55 in 12 States Hit With Puppy Poop Infections


According to the CDC's own report released today, " regardless of where they are from, any puppies and dogs may carry Campylobacter germs ". The most recent case reported was September 12. "In persons with compromised immune systems, Campylobacter occasionally spreads to the bloodstream and causes a serious life-threatening infection". Read More »

Week 5: LA Chargers at New York Giants by the numbers


In breaking down the stats through four games, one glaring area is the lack of a steady running game. - The Chargers have given up 654 rushing yards to opposing teams this season, the second most in the NFL. So the numbers tell the story pretty well heading into the fifth week of the season. Defense and special teams can not afford late-game lapses like that against anyone, not even the winless Chargers . Read More »

Fields of Dreams: Georgia lands No. 1 player in nation


He didn't rush, and he made a few visits to Georgia early in the season. Fields and freshman Jake Fromm chose to stay in-state, while Jacob Eason - the top pro-style quarterback in 2016 - opted to leave home as the Washington state product headed to the SEC. Read More »

Carvalho handed seven-month sentence for tax fraud


Carvalho, who now plays alongside former Chelsea midfielder Oscar in the Chinese Super League , is viewed as one of the best defenders to grace Stamford Bridge during the Roman Abramovich era. The former Premier League victor spent three seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu under Jose Mourinho and accepted the sentence handed out to him by Madrid magistrate court. Read More »

Jose Mourinho told Man United signing will get to Harry Kane's level


Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan is quoted as saying "I'm not trying to be disrespectful to Tottenham , but if Manchester United come calling for Harry Kane , or Real Madrid - with an ageing forward line - come calling for Harry Kane , I think in a year's time it will be very hard for Harry Kane , at his peak, with Tottenham potentially not winning the Premier League and maybe struggling to even get into the Champions League, to resist the opportunity to move along". Read More »

Catalans due in court over 'sedition' as tensions escalate


Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday's session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing into doubt its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain. National security forces beat unarmed voters as officers shut down some polling stations. Spain's government today passed a new law to make it easier for companies to leave Catalonia. Read More »

Bartomeu: "Playing behind closed doors is a protest"


The decision to play was not a universal one. Champions Real Madrid, who are sixth on 11 points, play at home to Espanyol later on Sunday searching for a first home win of the season in the league. However, he added that "if the (coach), or any other person of the Federation, believes that I am a problem, or a bother, I'll have no problem in stepping aside, and leave the (team) before 2018". Read More »

Jupp Heynckes: Bayern Munich reappoint ex-manager until end of the season


Heynckes retired from management in 2013 but admits the offer to take charge of Bayern was too good to turn down. Heynckes added: "I wouldn't have returned to any other club in the world, but Bayern Munich is a love affair for me". He led the club to a historic treble in 2012-13, with Bundesliga , DFB Pokal and Champions League crowns secured. The Bundesliga champions made no mention of former French worldwide defender and Bayern stalwart Willy Sagnol, who had stepped in as interim ... Read More »

India, EU for decisive action against terror networks Jaish, Lashkar


EU Council President Donald Tusk in his remarks to media after the talks with Mr Modi said the two countries had chose to increase their strategic partnership. To use the words of President Juncker a few days ago, India-European Union relations today have a good wind in their sails! If Indias standards of data protection are converging with those of the European Union, the European Union will be in a position to recognise the adequacy of Indias goods, Juncker said. Read More »

Bolivia Striker Marcelo Moreno Joins Brazil's Pre-Match Team Photo


In the last five matches, Brazil has won four matches and lost one match whereas the team Bolivia has won three matches, lost one match and the other match ended in a draw. The Hernando Siles en La Paz stadium sits at 3,600 metres above sea level and even the athletes with the fitness of Alves, Neymar , Gabriel Jesús, Marquinhos , Miranda, Alex Sandro and Alisson (all pictured) can suffer in those conditons. Read More »

USA understands significance of World Cup qualifier against Panama

American attackers playing regularly for elite European clubs - the type of player that can propel the national team to greater heights - have traditionally been in short supply. So we'll give them a lot of respect". "He plays at Borussia Dortmund in front of 80,000 people", Altidore said. Pulisic has had to take up a different sort of challenge at worldwide level, however. Read More »

Andrés Iniesta renews "for Life" with Barcelona

The Barcelona captain is second on the all-time appearance list for the club, behind his midfield partner Xavi, and now, he will probably surpass him, it's just a matter of time. Talks about Iniesta's contract renewal had been going on since the beginning of the year. Iniesta is a Barcelona player and will be until he decides he can thread not one more flawless pass. Read More »

Azhar Ali out, Inam earns maiden call for Pakistan ODIs


Pakistan replaced unfit Hasan Ali with left-arm paceman Wahab Riaz. Pakistan will be playing to avoid a humiliating whitewash. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will also play three Twenty20 internationals, two in Abu Dhabi (October 26 and 27) while the last one is set to be held in Lahore on October 29, subject to security clearance. Read More »

Chicago Cubs set rotation for NLDS vs

If he doesn't go until Game 3, that would be his lone start of the series. Joe Maddon and the Cubs pulled off a bit of a surprise by announcing Kyle Hendricks as the Game 1 starter. The answer should come soon, with Scherzer scheduled to throw off the bullpen mound at Nationals Park in the most important test of his hamstring to date. Read More »

Bauer, Indians blank Yankees in ALDS opener


The Royals did it in 2015, the A's in 1989, the Yankees in 1977 and the Orioles in 1970. The Indians will roll in five games for their first World Series crown since 1951. "I think he was more excited than anything". James and company were frequent visitors to Progressive Field during the Indians' postseason run a year ago. Read More »

Japanese GP: Verstappen: Red Bull completely different vehicle from start of 2017


How they fare in the remaining five races may play a big part in determining whether the drivers' crown ends up at Mercedes or Ferrari , even if Hamilton looks the clear favourite. Verstappen has impressed in flashes this season, but has been let down by failures in his Red Bull . Helmut Marko says Red Bull Racing is already looking for alternatives to Daniel Ricciardo for 2019, as the probability of the Aussie leaving the Milton-Keynes team grows. Read More »

Oscar explains how Antonio Conte made it impossible for him to stay


Conte deployed a 3-4-3 formation enroute to winning the Premier League title last season - a system in which Sandro can slot in seamlessly with his experience of playing as a wing-back. The Mirror believe that the signings could be made to appease Antonio Conte , who the club have no intention of letting leave and returning to Italy . Read More »

Dunne hot streak continues at Dunhill Links


He walked into the breakfast room at the Old Course hotel where Johann Rupert, the South African who runs this event like his own private tournament, told Rory he was being fined because he was wearing a cap. Musicians, actors and sporting legends share the course with the world's best golfers in the 72-hole tournament played on St Andrews Old Course, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Read More »

Hornets' Nicolas Batum to miss 8-12 weeks with elbow injury


Nic Batum's season with the Charlotte Hornets appears to be shortened significantly after suffering an elbow injury in preseason. "He just got tangled up", Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. Averaging almost six assists per game in each of his two seasons with Charlotte, Batum enabled the offense to flow through him at times. He was originally selected by the Houston Rockets in the first round (25th pick overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft. Read More »