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Malky Mackay named interim Scotland manager after Gordon Strachan exit

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Malky Mackay will take charge of Scotland for a friendly against the Netherlands on November 9 in Aberdeen. The introduction of UEFA's Nations League Tournament could make this one of the national team's final games at Pittodrie because it is unable to host competitive global fixtures, and SFA chief executive Stewart Regan was pleased to give fans in the north of the country an opportunity to see Scotland play. Read More »

Wolves won't have to worry about Spurs' Kawhi Leonard in opener

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Although the quad ailment with which he's now dealing isn't believed to be connected to that ankle problem, the list of health issues for the 26-year-old former Finals MVP continues to grow. The 26-year-old Leonard is known as a two-way player, winning the Defensive Player of the Year trophy twice. Without a player of Leonard's caliber anchoring things, particularly in the deep Western Conference, things could get away from the Spurs in a hurry. Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs: Matchups versus the Pittsburgh Steelers

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In Kansas City's Kareem Hunt , the Steelers will face a running back who leads the National Football League with 609 rushing yards. "You can imagine what might happen", Butler said. But he'll be facing the NFL's stingiest pass defense, one that held the Jaguars' Blake Bortles to 8 of 14 for 95 yards with an interception last week. Read More »

What to know about the Clemson matchup

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Eastern Time . This game will be offered exclusively for televised viewers on the ESPN network. Earlier, Ervin Phillips scored on a 66-yard touchdown pass to give Syracuse the lead after Clemson answered the opening score. But if Bryant can't finish Friday's game, either redshirt freshman Zerrick Cooper or true freshman Hunter Johnson (or both) will be making an appearance. Read More »

Raiders-Chargers game remains scheduled for Sunday in Oakland

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The game is scheduled for 1:25 ET at the Oakland Coliseum. The Raiders and Chargers Week 6 game will be played as planned, in Oakland, despite poor air quality, according to the team. The NFL began entertaining the possibility of moving the game on Thursday, when the Raiders had to cut their practice short due to the smoky air. The San Diego Chargers drafted Mike Williams in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the hopes of giving Philip Rivers a new legitimate target in the ... Read More »

Ronald Koeman: 'Everton haven't had time to train'

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Following the 1-0 defeat to Burnley , Koeman admitted the worldwide break probably came at a good time. "We had two strikers in front and you need to make hard decisions in other positions behind the two strikers". More pics from today's session at USM Finch Farm https://t.co/UW6VJKNqD7 . Asked about Roy Keane's recent comments regarding the midfielder's persistent injury struggles, in which the Irish assistant boss said clubs "needed to look at what they are doing themselves", Koeman ... Read More »

Predicted line-up without Sadio Mane for Premier League game against Manchester United

Sadio Mané injured Saturday in Senegal's victory against Cape Verde (2-0). He has already missed three domestic matches this season after receiving a suspension following his sending off at Manchester City last month. Having scored three goals in five appearances so far this season, Liverpool will host Manchester United without one of their star assets. " Liverpool pretty much rely on Coutinho, Salah and Mane as the goalscorers". Read More »

Australia's Adam Zampa describes Guwahati bus attack as 'pretty scary'

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He said that the Indian fans have been great to the Australian team and that it is unfair that one person has to spoil the experience for Guwahati , where an worldwide cricket match was being hosted only for the second time. On that occasion the team was travelling in an armed convoy amid a level of security usually granted to visiting heads of state, with roads blocked off and armed guards patrolling crowds while the convoy was moving. Read More »

Kiwi Hartley on cusp of debut in F1

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According to multiple reports, the 27-year-old will race for the Toro Rosso Formula One team in the United States next weekend with a possibility of racing with the team on a permanent basis in 2018. Honda , who will provide the engine power for the Faenza based squad in 2018, had also stated they would not stop Gasly from racing in the USA, but would be happy for him to return to Japan if a replacement Formula 1 driver could be sought. Read More »

James Franklin seemingly shoots down Texas A&M rumors via subtweet

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This year, Penn State is now ranked No. 3 in the country and could well be headed for a College Football Playoff berth. Sumlin, whose 4-2 Aggies have finished with a record of 8-5 in each of the last three seasons was placed firmly on the hotseat this summer when Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward called out his football coach on "The Paul Finebaum Show". Read More »

Antonio Conte left with midfield headache after N'Golo Kante ruled out

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Morata limped off against Manchester City before the worldwide break, while Kante was forced off during France's clash last week. Conte admits the 26-year-old's absence will be a "big loss" for the Premier League champions and predicts the midfielder will be in a race to be fit for the Premier League fixture against Jose Mourinho's side at Stamford Bridge on November 5. Read More »

NCAA: No Academic Violations at UNC

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The irregularities are focused on independent study-style courses misidentified as lecture classes that didn't meet and required a research paper or two while featuring significant athlete enrollments. Men's basketball coach Roy Williams, women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and football coach Larry Fedora, in addition to athletic director Bubba Cunningham and chancellor Carol Folt - were all in attendance. Read More »

Guardiola Beats Mourinho, Wenger To September EPL Manager Of The Month

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The Argentine suffered the injury when the taxi he was travelling in veered off the road and collided with a post during a break in Amsterdam ahead of his global commitments with Argentina. The club is still dubious about Aguero's condition and is seeking time to announce his inclusion in the team. Liverpool are United's first big test of the season, while City dismantled the Reds 5-0 last month and clinched an inspired 1-0 win away against Chelsea in the final fixture before the worldwide ... Read More »

Why Masahiro Tanaka is the most important Yankee in the ALCS

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Certainly, there's some truth to that. Albert Almora followed with a run-scoring single off of reliever Sammy Solis that tied the game at 1-1. What's important is that he gets outs and goes deep into the game. "It is a little insane", said McCann, the 33-year-old catcher who was traded by the Yankees to Houston last winter. In Phoenix, rookie Cody Bellinger homered and drove in two runs, Yu Darvish pitched five strong innings, and the Dodgers swept their way into the National League ... Read More »

Rishard Matthews tweets he's done if NFL makes national anthem rule

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In the three games since, the Titans collectively stayed in the locker room once, and Matthews stayed in the locker room until after the national anthem twice. The Titans remained in the locker room during the anthem before their Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks . He has begun following the path of college teammate Colin Kaepernick, who led the charge of National Football League players protesting racial injustice and police brutality in this manner. Read More »

Rafael Nadal marches into Shanghai Masters quarters

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Open. "They are quite clear for me and I also am a little bit more consistent this year in serving performances". "I've been doing the things very well, 6-3 6-1 against a player like him for sure is a very good result for me, and being in the quarter- finals of course is great news". Read More »

Danny Ainge Thinks Isaiah Thomas 'Doesn't Know How Much I Love' Him

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Thomas said that though his eventual return to Boston with the Cavaliers will be "all love", that affection won't be extended to the man who traded him as part of a league-shaking package for Irving. He said he would but he couldn't say if Thomas felt the same way. That takes two people, and obviously he said some things today and has some strong feelings and strong emotions and I understand those. Read More »

Experiencing 'Vegas Strong' At The Inaugural Golden Knights Game

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The Golden Knights originally planned a giant ceremony to commemorate the beginning of the hockey season. "Everything changed here with the events of October 1 and tonight's game will be about paying tribute to the victims, recognizing the incredible job the first responders did in this situation to keep it from being potentially much worse", Golden Knights assistant GM Kelly McCrimmon said on Hockey Central at Noon. Read More »

Tom Brady to Patriots Fans: 'Don't Worry'

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Last season, when he was No. 4 on depth chart, the closest he came to that total was when he played 42 snaps against the 49ers on November 20. We've listed protecting Brady as a goal pretty much every week this season, and at some point, the Patriots have to actually do it. Read More »

Redknapp>Wenger? Would Harry lead Arsenal to glory?

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We were 33/1 rank outsiders to win the league that year, ' said Merson . Paul Merson has claimed that Arsene Wenger would lead Arsenal to the Premier League title if he had Harry Redknapp's "tactical nous". Redknapp was sacked by Birmingham City last month as the team struggled at the wrong end of the Championship table. He left Highbury for Middlesbrough in 1997 and also had spells with Aston Villa, Portsmouth and Walsall, going on to manage the Saddlers between 2004 and 2006 ... Read More »

Ireland to make their Test debut against Pakistan in May next year

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South Africa and Zimbabwe have been approved to play a four-day test this summer, although there isn't yet widespread approval for the concept from all cricketing nations. "Test cricket is the pinnacle of our sport and I know how much this game will mean to not only the players but all involved with Irish cricket". "It'll be another step on what has been an incredible journey for our sport in a relatively short passage of time". Read More »

Jordan: Super teams hurt the NBA

While Jordan did not mention the two great teams, it's safe to assume that they are the # Golden State Warriors and the # Cleveland Cavaliers , who faced off in the NBA Finals in each of the last three seasons. I won six championships. Tiger played in his peak somewhere towards the end of my career. Bill Russell won 11. As far as Jordan's comments on the business environment, if there are always just one or two teams stacked up with all of the best talent, it could potentially make fans ... Read More »

UFC Winnipeg Headlined by Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos

UFC Winnipeg ( UFC on FOX 26) takes place December 16 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lawler recently got back in the win column after a high-profile setback, outpointing Donald Cerrone in July at UFC 214. Dos Anjos promised to make his fight with Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC ) an entertaining one by pushing the action. The win over Magny was RDA's second win in a row, after he moved up from 155 earlier this year. Read More »