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Sport Masahiro Tanaka to take mound for Yankees in ALCS opener vs. Astros
Author: 0 Masahiro Tanaka to take mound for Yankees in ALCS opener vs. Astros

The Red Sox gave disheartened, rain-soaked fans at Fenway Park a last glimmer of hope in the bottom of the ninth when Rafael Devers led off the inning with a drive to deep left centre field. The National League Championship Series begins on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting either the Chicago Cubs or Washington Nationals .

Sport USA failure flummoxes as place at the 2018 Fifa World Cup missed
Author: 0 USA failure flummoxes as place at the 2018 Fifa World Cup missed

After qualifying for seven consecutive World Cups, perhaps only a loss of this magnitude - a 2-1 defeat at Trinidad and Tobago that eliminated the United States - could spark the widespread calls for immediate and major change in the American soccer community that are so much more quickly triggered in other countries.

Sport LSU students charged with hazing, negligent homicide in freshmen death case
Author: 0 LSU students charged with hazing, negligent homicide in freshmen death case

Forde's fellow fraternity brother Matthew Alexander Naquin, 19, of Boerne, Texas, has been charged with negligent homicide in relation to the incident. Two others, Patrick Forde, 20, and Sean Paul Gott, 21, are not enrolled at the university but have connections to the frat, according to NBC. Hall's attorney, David Bourland, said his 21-year-old client didn't participate in hazing activities or provide anyone with alcohol on the night before Gruver died.

Sport Tottenham can not compete financially with Manchester clubs - Mauricio Pochettino
Author: 0 Tottenham can not compete financially with Manchester clubs - Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs , on the other hand, spent £93m in total on Serge Aurier, Fernando Llorente, Juan Foyth and Davison Sanchez - still nearly double what Arsenal parted way with. Spurs, who now sit 3rd in the Premier League table behind the two Manchester clubs, return to action this Saturday with a league clash versus Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.

Sport Rafael Nadal Outlasts Grigor Dimitrov to Reach Shanghai Rolex Masters Semis
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Outlasts Grigor Dimitrov to Reach Shanghai Rolex Masters Semis

The match lasted 2 hours and 32 minutes and it was one of the best we saw this week, with a lot of nice points on both sides and more winners than errors from each player. The Croat, who has yet to drop a set in this year's tournament, served 10 aces as he registered a 6-3 6-4 win. Cilic was broken for the first time in his 29th service game of the week at 3-3 in the second set by Ramos-Vinolas.

Sport Kante could miss six games through injury
Author: 0 Kante could miss six games through injury

Chelsea star N'Golo Kante should be back for the crunch clash with Manchester United after being ruled out for six games with a hamstring injury, according to a report in the Express . Roma travel to London on Wednesday for the Group C tie, before Chelsea make the journey to Italy a fortnight later. That includes home and away clashes against Roma in the UEFA Champions League (on October 18 and 31, respectively) as well as Premier League matches with Crystal Palace, Watford and ...

Sport US Soccer Needs to Model Itself After Atlanta United
Author: 0 US Soccer Needs to Model Itself After Atlanta United

Football | The Guardian Amazing how one of the two best players on the planet can singlehandedly haul his country to the World Cup. Until then the United States has learned a harsh lesson about taking things for granted - especially in a sport where our erratic history has never warranted such confidence.

Sport Brady tells Patriots fans not to worry about his shoulder
Author: 0 Brady tells Patriots fans not to worry about his shoulder

One thing the Patriots can not do is allow the AC joint sprain to get worse due to another on-field beating. The quarterback missed practice Tuesday after having an MRI on his left shoulder, but he should be good to go Week 6. "I love that group up front", he continued. "That's where it's at". Brady's been a hit a ton this season. "You've got to play the game on your terms", he said.

Author: 0 Hartley in contention for Toro Rosso USGP drive

It seems, though, that a decision has been made, as Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost is now looking for another driver to fill Gasly's seat. One might wonder why Toro Rosso didn't simply hold on to Sainz for just one more round, which would have allowed Gasly to compete in the Super Formula finale and eliminated the need to find a fourth available driver.

Sport Wayne Larrivee's Packers-Vikings Scouting Report I: Inside the series
Author: 0 Wayne Larrivee's Packers-Vikings Scouting Report I: Inside the series

Don't let the short term affect long term'". "Number 2, we've got to get Aaron ready, we've got to get Jamaal ready", McCarthy said. Through five games, they have started five combinations; if Bakhtiari doesn't play, it figures to be Taylor at left tackle, Justin McCray at left guard, Corey Linsley at center, Jahri Evans at right guard and Bryan Bulaga , who returned to action last week, at right tackle.

Sport NFL, NFLPA release joint statement on national anthem policy
Author: 0 NFL, NFLPA release joint statement on national anthem policy

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews made it clear Thursday he will not stand for the national anthem nor will he allow himself to be forced to stand. It should be worth noting that the players are peacefully protesting, though, and they aren't protesting the national anthem itself. His decision to bench protesting players, however, faced public resistance.

Author: 0 Michael Jordan expresses concerns with NBA's competitive balance

Jordan did an interview with.wait for it. Cigar Aficionado for the magazine's upcoming 25th anniversary issue that hits newstands on October 31, and he was asked how often he smokes. I think it's unfair. To now say that one's greater than the other is being a little bit unfair.I won six championships. Tiger played in his peak somewhere towards the end of my career.

Sport Roger Goodell's wife defends him with stealth Twitter account
Author: 0 Roger Goodell's wife defends him with stealth Twitter account

Yup, the NFL Commissioner's wife has a secret Twitter account and she's been using it to defend her husband against the media. The account came to Goodell's aid on at least 14 occasions since August, the Journal said. "He is already doing this". WSJ's Andrew Beaton confirmed that Skinner Goodell had been the one crafting the 140-character internet rebuttals - and has a written statement to prove it.

Sport Freakish 3-on-5 goal helps Devils beat Leafs, remain unbeaten
Author: 0 Freakish 3-on-5 goal helps Devils beat Leafs, remain unbeaten

The New Jersey Devils put up the only big numbers that mattered - on the scoreboard. Reigning Calder Trophy recipient Auston Matthews has plenty of reason to be confident after scoring the overtime victor in Monday's 4-3 victory over Chicago and shredding New Jersey for six points (three goals, three assists) in three meetings last season.

Sport West Ham forward Carroll confident of making England's World Cup squad
Author: 0 West Ham forward Carroll confident of making England's World Cup squad

I'm saying no. Joe Hart is a great professional and the long-term No 1 goalkeeper for England'. "He is a top pro". Hart is established as West Ham's first choice goalkeeper this season following the period of uncertainty that came when both Adrian and Darren Randolph vied for selection, and he will play against Burnley on Saturday.

Sport John Calipari tries to skip question about FBI investigations, reporter demands answer
Author: 0 John Calipari tries to skip question about FBI investigations, reporter demands answer

I haven't been contacted. Tipton: The FBI has reportedly expanding into looking at Nike. Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader wanted his voice heard and wasn't going to stop until it bellowed loud and clear. Calipari likely sensed a rumor spreading and immediately shut it down. "None of us know where this thing's going", Calipari said. Calipari: "Well, that makes it true".

Sport Thomas hopes for CIMB Classic hat-trick
Author: 0 Thomas hopes for CIMB Classic hat-trick

Smith, an Australian, posted a blemish-free round of eight birdies, including five on the front nine for a 64. His previous best start in 63 tour events is a T-2 at the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he eventually finished T-11. Now instead of struggling for starts he has a three-year exemption and is embarking on a three-week stretch of no-cut events in Asia. Tied with Schauffele in second place is Thailand's Poom Saksansin, a 24-year-old two-time Asian Tour victor making his first ...

Sport Lagman: Drafting of articles of impeachment vs Bautista 'premature'
Author: 0 Lagman: Drafting of articles of impeachment vs Bautista 'premature'

President Duterte's allies voted 75 against 137 with two abstentions to reverse the decision of the House justice committee to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed by former Negros Oriental Rep. "There is no ex-deal". The House needs a one-third vote of its members to impeach an official - in this case, 98. According to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, the Congress should be the one to decide on the fate of Bautista.

Author: 0 ICC confirms Ireland to play historic first test against Pakistan

Cricket Ireland officials will be travelling to Auckland in New Zealand for the ICC Board meeting this week where they will lobby for global fixtures for the next two calendar years. "The Pakistan team has been a regular visitor to our shores in recent years, and their agreement to be our opponent on this important occasion for Irish cricket is further evidence of their terrific support".

Sport Astros: Three Roster Bubble Questions for the ALCS
Author: 0 Astros: Three Roster Bubble Questions for the ALCS

Houston is a -180 favorite to win Game 1 and NY is a +155 underdog. Judge and Altuve are two of the best offensive talents in the game of baseball, but the way they go about their craft is so different, and both players are a lesson in why it's impossible to evaluate in absolutely set ways.

Sport Ezekiel Elliott suspension reinstated after court ruling
Author: 0 Ezekiel Elliott suspension reinstated after court ruling

They next play October 22 at San Francisco. According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspension, the National Football League believed he used "physical force" three times over five days in a Columbus, Ohio, apartment last July resulting in injuries to Thompson's face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, hips and knees.

Sport Eifert to have back surgery, out for rest of season
Author: 0 Eifert to have back surgery, out for rest of season

Robert Watkins , NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, according to a source informed of the decision. Eifert (back) has been placed on IR by the Bengals. He has been sidelined by injuries for much of his career, playing in just two games this season. When healthy, Eifert can be a solid receiver, especially inside the red zone.

Sport UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg gets massive welterweight headliner
Author: 0 UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg gets massive welterweight headliner

A couple of former UFC champions will go to war in Winnipeg later this year. Does the victor fight Tyron Woodley next? The 35-year-old last appeared at UFC 214 in July, when he was awarded a three-round unanimous decision over Donald Cerrone at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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