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Sport Marko: Red Bull 'looking for Ricciardo alternatives'
Author: 0 Marko: Red Bull 'looking for Ricciardo alternatives'

Speaking further on Verstappen's late-season turnaround, Marko feels that the turmoil has been a good learning experience for the 19-year-old Dutchman, who has been rumoured to leave Red Bull in the near future. Unlike Red Bull , both teams have experienced drivers on the grid with younger drivers on the verge of making the step up into F1. "Nothing's been said between us, beyond next year" he revealed, "so I guess he's more stating facts".

Sport Syria draws with Australia to stay in World Cup contention
Author: 0 Syria draws with Australia to stay in World Cup contention

The Socceroos took the lead in the first half when Robbie Kruse tapped home from close range, but Syria got their reward for incessant second-half pressure when Omar Al Soma scored from the penalty spot in the 85th minute after Mathew Leckie was penalised for a push on the goal scorer.

Sport Depleted Ghana squad prepares to face Uganda
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The technical handler left out Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan of Swansea City. Other top players like Thomas Partey, Daniel Amartey, Christian Atsu and Raphael Dwamena have all been named in the squad. The senior national team will travel to face the Cranes at the Mandela National Stadium on Saturday in the penultimate qualifier. The Black Stars are third on the league log with 5 points and look like they will miss out of the World Cup for the first time in three editions after a shocking ...

Sport Brazil's Olympic committee chairman arrested
Author: 0 Brazil's Olympic committee chairman arrested

Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the president of the country's Olympic committee - as part of an investigation into a purported conspiracy to land last year's Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro . In a statement, the International Olympic Committee said it was fully co-operating with the investigation and conducting its own probe. Nuzman's lawyer told Brazilian press that the measures against his client were unusual and harsh.

Sport Nadal primed for 'huge' Isner test at China Open tennis
Author: 0 Nadal primed for 'huge' Isner test at China Open tennis

Having faced first-round exits at three of the last four hard court appearances, Khachanov has a daunting task against Nadal, who was at his best en route to the top step of the podium at Flushing Meadows. "If not, probably I will not have chances tomorrow", Nadal added. Andrey Rublev ensured a continued Russian presence in the men's draw as he sprang a surprise in fighting back to oust seventh seed Tomas Berdych 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Sport Indians Will Begin ALDS With Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber
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Bryce Harper just returned over the weekend and ex-Tiger Max Scherzer (hamstring) is banged up. "We'll see how it goes from there". And what a scene it would be if ex-teammates Verlander and Scherzer faced off in the World Series. Now, he is back in the postseason for the first time in 2014. Yes, Severino has been dominant on the mound this year for the Yankees , but with his inning count so high it would not be surprising to see Severino leaving his pitches up in the strikezone for the ...

Sport Mourinho has street named after him in Portugal
Author: 0 Mourinho has street named after him in Portugal

And the Portuguese has earned rave reviews for United's impressive start to the new season, with the Red Devils now joint top of the Premier League and unbeaten in their opening seven league matches. "Setubal remains the only city where I feel like myself, where I feel like Ze Mario (his Portuguese nickname), where I walk on the street and people treat me like I like to be treated".

Sport Yanks, Indians set for Game 1 with aces in hole
Author: 0 Yanks, Indians set for Game 1 with aces in hole

On Friday, Game 2 at Houston will kick off the day at 2:05 p.m. EDT, followed by Game 2 at Cleveland at 5:08 EDT. Lots of heros, lots of drama on Wednesday night, but the Diamondbacks have to turn right back around and head to LA on Thursday in preparation for the series.

Sport Bale Ruled Out Of 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
Author: 0 Bale Ruled Out Of 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

The Manchester United hero believes Bale needs to make changes, both in terms of his play style and how he treats his body, in order to ensure he can continue to play at a high level for many years to come. He further added "This campaign we haven't always had Bale, Aaron Ramsey or Joe Allen ". He may not have scored any goals (he did find the back of the net in a League Cup game against Leeds though) but his composure on and off the ball was evident - he completed 90% of his attempted ...

Sport Liverpool duo to start for England v Slovenia
Author: 0 Liverpool duo to start for England v Slovenia

In quotes attributed to Southgate in the London Evening Standard , the England manager revealed that he had talked to the 21-year-old about the incident and how he needed to act much more professionally in the future. He's a player who can do that. Much of that is to do with Slovenia's awful away form. "We've had to deal with must-win games in the last four", said Strachan.

Sport Northwestern coach in awe of Saquon Barkley
Author: 0 Northwestern coach in awe of Saquon Barkley

After surviving their Week 4 game against the Iowa Hawkeyes by the skin of their collective teeth, the Nittany Lions returned to Happy Valley with a chip on their shoulders and blew past an under-matched IN squad IN impressive fashion. It was Penn State's first kickoff return for a touchdown since Chaz Powell housed one against Indiana State in 2011. He ranks ninth in the nation in rushing with 574 yards and has scored a touchdown rushing, receiving and kick returning.

Sport Northwestern coach in awe of Saquon Barkley
Author: 0 Northwestern coach in awe of Saquon Barkley

After surviving their Week 4 game against the Iowa Hawkeyes by the skin of their collective teeth, the Nittany Lions returned to Happy Valley with a chip on their shoulders and blew past an under-matched IN squad IN impressive fashion. It was Penn State's first kickoff return for a touchdown since Chaz Powell housed one against Indiana State in 2011. He ranks ninth in the nation in rushing with 574 yards and has scored a touchdown rushing, receiving and kick returning.

Sport Northwestern coach a fan of Saquon Barkley - except for Saturday
Author: 0 Northwestern coach a fan of Saquon Barkley - except for Saturday

After breaking the Penn State career receptions record on Saturday, Hamilton has been named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week. The three touchdown catches are a career high for Hamilton and marks the first time a Penn Stater had three scoring grabs in a game since Allen Robinson against in in 2012.

Sport Centre of attention - Cavs makes Kevin Love change
Author: 0 Centre of attention - Cavs makes Kevin Love change

The 40-year-old coach declined to comment on the issue of gun control, saying (via the AP), "I'm not really a political guy who says what you should do". In NBA.com's annual survey of league general managers, 50 percent of the respondents predicted James would win his fifth MVP award. Apparently, the meeting went well, because Shumpert seems to be happy with the Cavs as this year's preseason gets underway.

Author: 0 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.

Author: 0 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.

Author: 0 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.

Author: 0 Nats GM: Scherzer to face Cubs in NLDS but not decided when

There was regression to the mean, particularly among the pitchers. Adnan Virk wears many hats in his role at ESPN, one of which was host of Baseball Tonight . General manager Mike Rizzo , meanwhile, offered up what has become the company line with regards to Scherzer over the last 48 hours: He's definitely pitching sometime in the NLDS, they're just not saying when yet.

Sport Toffees to swoop for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro in January?
Author: 0 Toffees to swoop for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro in January?

He replied: 'The English teams have improved so it's much more open. "There is less margin for error now". With five Premier League sides competing this campaign - Chelsea , Manchester City, Manchester United , Tottenham and the Reds - there is an added expectation for better performances from them compared to previous years.

Sport These Photos Of Russia's World Cup Stadium Are Going Viral
Author: 0 These Photos Of Russia's World Cup Stadium Are Going Viral

Only Bolivia and Venezuela can not qualify. The first qualifier is against Peru in Buenos Aires tomorrow, and five days later they will take on Ecuador in Quito. This time around, a Panama victory on USA soil would guarantee them a place in Russian Federation next year and consign the USMNT to the intercontinental playoff - although they risk missing out altogether should other results go against them.

Sport Tottenham striker Harry Kane to captain England against Slovenia
Author: 0 Tottenham striker Harry Kane to captain England against Slovenia

Harry Kane just couldn't stop scoring of late. In case you didn't know. . "He has ( Mauricio) Pochettino , one of the hottest managers in the world, who regards him highly and there are reasons for that", added Hart . Rooney has since retired from global football. While Group F leaders England need two points from their two remaining games to guarantee qualification, Slovenia's only realistic route to Russian Federation is via the playoffs.

Sport Roar For Four: Minnesota Lynx Win Fourth WNBA Championship in Seven Seasons
Author: 0 Roar For Four: Minnesota Lynx Win Fourth WNBA Championship in Seven Seasons

With the exception of Fowles (she was traded to Minnesota in 2015 and now has two titles with them), the Lynx's core four now have four 'chips together, tying the Houston Comets for the most banners in WNBA history. A rivalry this tight just had to come down to a Game 5, and Minnesota forced it with an 80-69 victory Sunday in Los Angeles . Minnesota held a 12-point lead with under two minutes to play, but a furious 9-0 run by the Sparks, in 57 seconds closed the gap to a single ...

Sport Tony Ferguson Says Kevin Lee is Trying to Be Something He's Not
Author: 0 Tony Ferguson Says Kevin Lee is Trying to Be Something He's Not

But because of his history of holding divisions hostage - he has yet to attempt a single defense of either UFC title he has won - it's impossible to talk about Saturday's interim championship bout between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee without mentioning "The Notorious".

Author: 0 Sports Fix: Astros prepare for ALDS series with the Red Sox

Astros: OF Josh Reddick was seen by the trainer and should be able to work out on Tuesday, Hinch said . These guys can rake. The voting will probably come down to him and Yankees' Aaron Judge. His psychology degree from Stanford certainly doesn't hurt that notion. The Sox didn't have a regular hit better than.300, with second baseman Dustin Pedroia leading the team at.293.

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