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Mississippi State overcomes slow start, routs La. Tech


None of this was a typo. Second and goal should have been so simple for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, wistfully trailing Mississippi State 57-14 early in the fourth quarter. "Like I said, it was a frustrating night for sure", said Holtz. The Buccaneers' offense gained just 33 yards in the loss, while Mississippi State accumulated 555 yards of total offense. Read More »

USC vs. Stanford score, highlights: Sam Darnold, Trojans dominate Cardinal


Under head coach Clay Helton, the Trojans are 0-2 against Stanford , so they will need to break the curse on Saturday night in primetime if they hope to extend the team's 11-game home winning streak. Safety Chris Hawkins took some of the play calling responsibilities, along with linebacker Jordan Iosefa who started in place of Smith. They've won seven of the last nine games in the rivalry, and an eighth would damage USC's national title aspirations. Read More »

Kyle Larson wins at Richmond in OT


The 10-race playoffs begin on September 17 at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex, the regular-season champ, had a comfortable lead over Larson when Derrike Cope brushed the outside wall with three laps left in regulation. The race's third stage featured a freakish incident. Austin Dillon appeared to spin out Danica Patrick, and a yellow caution flag was thrown, but that's not it. Read More »

Sri Lanka to make day-night Test debut in Dubai


What time does the Pakistan vs World XI 1st T20 global begin? Where is the Pakistan vs World XI 1st T20 worldwide of Independence Cup? The PCB is also in the final stage of negotiations with the West Indies Cricket Board for a three-match T20 series in Lahore in November. Read More »

Women's team coach to train men!


As reported by this newspaper on Friday, the Dutchman - now coaching the Indian women's team in Europe - will make the switch in what will be his first assignment with a senior men's side. "In my opinion the appointment defies logic". "Given that Marijne has been around for about eight months, he understands the Indian system and culture". Read More »

Lamar Jackson Has 1010 Total Yards Through Two Games, Is Still Awesome


The Heisman candidate finished with 525 total yards with six touchdowns . Louisville converted nine of its 17 third down opportunities, controlled the ball for 12 more minutes than UNC and punted only once all day. "We have to do a better job on that back end". Even from three yards out, Jackson made a quarterback keeper up the middle for a touchdown look impressive with a split-second cut to the outside and a goal-line extension. Read More »

Pulis planning contract extension for Man City target


A hard end to the game, but that's normal. "We were very good in periods and fortunately for us we got the goals at good times". The centre of the Citizens' defence has always been regarded as the weak spot of their team, with Vincent Kompany's injury woes, John Stones' struggles to rediscover his Everton form and the erratic nature of Nicolas Otamendi's displays often leading to City conceding soft and utterly avoidable goals at crucial times. Read More »

Football world divided over Mane's red card in Liverpool rout

Sergio Aguero had already opened the scoring when Ederson picked up a knock, with Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane going on to bag a brace apiece in a crushing victory. Referee Jonathan Moss deemed the challenge reckless and unsafe enough to merit a straight red card and the Brazilian received eight minutes of treatment before medical staff carried him off the field. Read More »

Rosario, Escobar lead Twins past Royals


Herrera is 3-3 with 26 saves this season, though he has been taken out of the game five times in his last 17 appearances as his ERA has ballooned to 4.56. "But his defense has been a great story all year long". Santana has pitched well on the road lately, while Kennedy hasn't gotten a win in his last seven starts. Read More »

Stoke City v Manchester United

United had appeared on course to snatch victory in an entertaining match but were denied when home striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed home his second of the game to ensure honours ended even. Germany winger Leroy Sane also came off the bench to strike two goals of rare quality on Saturday in Manchester City's 5-0 routing of Liverpool. Chelsea seem to have recovered from their opening day shock loss to Burnley after impressive wins over Tottenham and Everton and will start as ... Read More »

Gonzalez vs. Rungvisai is the appetizer before Golovkin vs. Canelo


Rungvisai, of Thailand, decked Nicaragua's Gonzalez in the first round. "There's so much talent on this show, I could see these guys fighting two to three shows down the road", promoter Tom Loeffler said. "This fight is for the people of Thailand". Inoue, 24, is a destructive puncher who targets the body. "I'm progressing well. I have the will to win and the ability to perform what I practiced in the gym". Read More »

McGrady, Lobo, Self and McGraw headline Hall of Fame class


Here are the 10 new additions and brief descriptions of their accomplishments in the field. While he came close to posting triple-doubles in his first four seasons in the league, he finally broke through in a duel with Allen Iverson, finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Orlando Magic to an 18-point win. Read More »

Vuelta A Espana Stage 20 Preview


Froome will become the first Brit to win La Vuelta and only the third man to complete the Tour-Vuelta double - and the first since the race switched from April to its present post-Tour position in 1995. End of my career, no way for a better end". Contador, a three-time Vuelta victor, had attacked on the early slopes of the final climb to the delight of the locals. Read More »

Oregon Ducks survive scare from Nebraska Cornhuskers, 42-35


Nebraska now leads the all-time series against OR, 6-2. " Despite a poor record vs. Oregon, Riley is 7-2 in September with the Huskers, his highest winning percentage of any month". OR took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in five plays, with Herbert connecting with Brenden Schooler for a 32-yard touchdown pass and 7-0 lead. Read More »

Virat Kohli, Sanjeev Goenka to launch RPSG Indian Sports award


Most times we look to limit ourselves but you need to push yourself and that is what I look to do. "It's always feel better (to make a comeback) and yes I happy because after 8 months I am back in blue and doing good for the team". It's reported that apart from a high-profile jury, which will have top athletes of yesteryear, fans and sports journalists will also have a say in who gets the schorlarship. Read More »

Pillar's HR snaps tie as Jays top Tigers


Starting pitcher Buck Farmer (4-2) allowed two runs - one earned - over five innings of work, striking out three. The 28-year-old rookie was knocked around for five runs and eight hits in four innings while notching just one strikeout and absorbing the loss. Read More »

New Zealand come from behind to punish Argentina


Moody's injury provides Hansen with yet another puzzle to solve, having watched his All Blacks again fail to play at their ruthless best in the Taranaki. It worked well for them, forcing the All Blacks into the handling and passing errors that have blighted their game since the third British and Irish Lions Test. Read More »

Ciaran Clark reveals how Newcastle are preparing for Swansea without Rafa Benitez


Swansea now have one more point than Newcastle , having won four points from the opening three games . Swansea head coach Paul Clement yesterday wished Benitez a "speedy recovery" when he spoke to journalists yesterday. " It was a good result because we were getting a lot of stick and I think it has been unfair ". "We have all been in constant contact with Rafa as always and while he is very keen to be back on the training pitch, he is in good spirits". Read More »

Ribery tempted to leave Bayern Munich


The midfielder made his eagerly-anticipated bow in Germany's top flight in the second half of Bayern's defeat against Julian Naglesmann's side. When I wanted to become a professional, it was to play television so that my family could see me, I was not playing for money. Read More »

Mark Uth's double for Hoffenheim condemns Bayern Munich to first defeat


Midfielder Rudy trained alone on Wednesday but is expected to return to team practice later yesterday. Bayern travels to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday. I hope we are all in top form. Bayern protested that a second ball, which their defender Mats Hummels had hoofed upfield after it went out of play for the throw-in, was on the pitch at the time, albeit down the other end. Read More »

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde backs Ousmane Dembele to get better


The Blaugrana opened up their campaign with a 2-0 win over Real Betis at Camp Nou and followed that up with another 2-0 win, this time away at Alaves. The players have returned from their worldwide sojourn and the player who grabs most of the eyeballs, Lionel Messi , for one, is not happy. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde had restisted the temptation to throw Dembele straight into the thick of the action following the 20-year-old's big-money high-profile switch from Borussia ... Read More »

Bears lock up DE Hicks with $30M deal


NFL Media was first to report the extension. Hicks signed with the Bears last season and immediately made a big impact, racking up a career high seven sacks and 36 tackles as he started all 16 games for the team. The Bears open the 2017 season Sunday against the defending NFC champion Falcons . With the inconsistent Mitch Unrein and the unproven Jonathan Bullard and Roy Robertson-Harris as the only other options at defensive end, the Bears will rely heavily on Hicks this season and ... Read More »

REWIND: TCU 28, Arkansas 7


Coach Bret Bielema said on his radio show Thursday night that sophomore receiver Brandon Martin tweaked his hamstring in practice Wednesday and will not be available for Saturday's game. On the road against an SEC defense, Hill will get the chance to prove his coach right. While it's hard to tell against a lower-division squad like FAMU, the defense did look improved. Read More »

Fresno State at Alabama


The Alabama Crimson Tide will hold their home opener Saturday afternoon with Fresno State at 2:30pm inside Bryant Denny Stadium. He was nearly-perfect in the first half, completing 12 of his first 13 pass attempts for 112 yards - including a 23-yard touchdown throw to Hentges, the first of his career for the junior tight end, to cap the second offensive series - and finished 14-of-18 for 128 passing yards. Read More »

Real Madrid 1-1 Levante


Coach Zinedine Zidane will be without Marcelo for the next league match at Real Sociedad after the defender got a direct red card for kicking Jefferson Lerma in the head after they tumbled to the turf in the 89th. Bale was criticized by the home crowd after its 2-2 draw with Valencia last round and the Wales winger squandered four opportunities to put the hosts ahead in this game. Read More »

Wallabies cough up lead in draw with SA


The Boks had a golden opportunity to win the game in the 79 minute but an attempted drop-kick from Bok flyhalf Elton Jantjies was stormed down. The Wallabies rushed downfield, in pursuit of victory, but a knock-on from Samu Kerevi brought an end to a high-quality spectacle that still leaves the Wallabies winless after three matches in the Rugby Championship. Read More »

Cincinnati falls to MI 36-14


Karan Higdon was the only Wolverine rusher to find the end zone last week, and he'll be in line for a handful of carries as well. There were mistakes on special teams, most notably a fumble on a punt return that resulted in a Cincinnati touchdown in the first quarter. Read More »

Aaron Donald ends holdout, will not play Sunday vs. Colts


Donald has not been with Rams since minicamp . Donald will not play in Sunday's season opener against Indianapolis at the Coliseum, but he did pass his physical Saturday, so presumably Donald will be on the field when the Rams resume practice next week. Read More »

Pittsburgh at Penn State (#4) - Start time 8:30pm


Pittsburgh visits State College to face Nittany Lions for first time since 1999. The Panthers are coming off a 28-21 win over Youngstown State in the season opener. Penn State players insist they learned what Pitt players seemed to know in 2016, that there's a special intensity surrounding this series, which has been waged 97 times , making it one of the longest-running rivalries in big-time college football. Read More »

Southampton 0-2 Watford: Pellegrino - We were off the pace


They were better than us in the first half". The league match, at Vicarage Road, saw Watford go ahead early on with a goal from Troy Deeney on 4 minutes. The Hornets maintained their impressive clean sheet record today at St Mary's. "We have some characteristics and quality and we can improve if we follow the dynamic of the last three games". Read More »

Sergio Aguero starts for Man City as Simon Mignolet returns for Liverpool

Barcelona director Albert Soler claimed Liverpool's demands were closer to £180m. Liverpool's 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City saw Jurgen Klopp suffer such a humbling for only the second time in his career. Any team would miss him, and those two do not fill me with confidence when he's not playing. Coutinho was able to train and play for Brazil during the worldwide break and is in contention for Liverpool's trip to Manchester City on Saturday. Read More »

Jürgen Klopp: Liverpool can be successful if egos are kept in check

Now the transfer window is closed, Philippe Coutinho will return for Liverpool , but just not in this fixture. "Our physios worked a lot to take care of him and in the last nine games of last season he played without a problem". "I don't know what he thought, I only said to the fourth official I thought it was not a red. What would have happened if we had played 11 against 11?" "Now we have to get him back in this situation as quick as possible". Read More »