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Cubs beat Cardinals to clinch second consecutive NL Central title


Lester brought an 8.22 ERA over his last five starts, allowing seven earned runs in two of those outings. The Cubs are looking to defend their World Series Championship title - the team's first in 108 years. They responded by winning 12 of their next 14, the way champions do, including three out of four in Milwaukee over the Brewers in what felt like a playoff simulation. Read More »

Diego Costa Completes Atletico Medical


The summer transfer window came and went without any movement, with Costa forced to take matters into his own stands as he went AWOL in Brazil and accused Chelsea of treating him like "a criminal". 'We must play always with the same personality, the same desire to play football and to try through the play to deserve to win. "His answer was fantastic and positive". Read More »

JaMychal Green finalizing a two-year deal with Grizzlies


Some teams are still finalizing their roster with the qualifying offers expiring this October 2. Green, 27, was a player to Grizzlies had been looking to re-sign since the start of the off-season. This move will substantially make the Memphis Grizzlies the same team as previous year minus Zach Randolph and Vince Carter. Green, who went undrafted in 2012, spent a full year with the Austin Toros of the G League, a season with Chorale Roanne in France and another half-year in the G League ... Read More »

Injured Alabama LBs expected to play vs. Vanderbilt


Freshman Brian Robinson scored his first rushing touchdown of the season. It got ugly the last time out for Ole Miss, which racked up a whopping 16 penalties in its 27-16 loss at Cal. Alabama enters the matchup as a 27.5-point favorite but can not afford to take Ole Miss lightly. Patterson is throwing for 427 yards per game while completing more than 70 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and just four interceptions. Read More »

Canada, US, Mexico herald 'astonishing' progress in trade talks


Freeland said. Ildefonso Guajardo, the Mexican Economy Minister, stated that there will be great challenges, Canadian and Mexican officials are anxious because Washington hasn't presented details on some issues. It followed an earlier ruling against Canadian softwood lumber. Canadian, Mexican and U.S. trade representatives on Wednesday, September 27, trumpeted strides made in a third round of continental free trade talks, despite major irritants casting a shadow over their meeting. Read More »

Bayern Could Sack Ancelotti


The report says assistant coach Willy Sagnol could took over from Ancelotti , who replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern boss in 2016. He added another Super Cup triumph against Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of the current campaign, but the Bavarians' bosses are reportedly considering replacing him with Thomas Tuchel, who is now without a job. Read More »

Philander ruled out of Bangladesh Tests


The pace duo were faced with the experienced Dean Elgar and an exciting, talented debutant in Aiden Markram . The utter confusion in the Bangladesh ranks was exemplified by the sight of off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz coming on to bowl in the sixth over. Read More »

Morale booster: Spurs fired up for Real - Pochettino

To do that you have to stay up with the best. 'Those kind of stats are up there with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo , ' he said when asked to comment of Kane's record of six hat-tricks for Tottenham in 2017. And he scored a further seven goals in six Champions League games. In a group that is expected to finish with reigning champions Real Madrid and underdogs Apoel at the top and bottom respectively, Tottenham have stolen a march on Borussia Dortmund . Read More »

Twins clinch wild card berth with White Sox walk-off


Unable to clinch on their own after losing 4-2 to the Indians, the Twins earned an AL wild-card berth and meeting with either NY or Boston when the Los Angeles Angels lost 6-4 in 10 innings to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. "I tried, obviously, but today was one of those days where things happened". A season after winning just 59 games, the Twins became the first team to lose at least 100 and then make the postseason the following year. Read More »

Dwyane Wade Won't Make Cavs Much Better, But It Should Be Fun


James said that people who voted for Trump made a mistake and suggested it was related to a lack of education about the issues. "That's the only thing I'm upset about really", he said. The main weapon used by veteran Udonis Haslem against both Wade and James will be the six fouls given to each player during the course of a game. He strongly said that his calling is greater than the president's . Read More »

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone: Antonio Conte is better than me


You know very well when you go 1-0 down against Atletico Madrid it's very hard to come back. We showed great concentration and personality in the second half. "I'm happy [with my form] but the most important thing is to win the games, win the three points always, as much as possible". Yet it was Atleti who'd go ahead in the 40th minute through a penalty, with David Luiz conceding the opportunity with a shove on a corner kick. Read More »

Louisville AD, head coach Rick Pitino fired — Reports


According to federal indictments released on Tuesday, four NCAA basketball coaches are among the 10 people who were arrested for their alleged involvement in a fraud scandal involving a top executive at Adidas. Jurich came to Louisville from Colorado State in 1997 and has played a critical role in the national surge U of L has taken since his hiring. The announcement of the university's response comes as Louisville and other colleges are preparing for the upcoming new season. Read More »

Morata hails massive win in Madrid


Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola believes the Premier League champions made the right decision selling Diego Costa as they benefit from the arrival of Alvaro Morata . He said: "You can win, but if you win only to defend, to go and counter attack there isn't the right satisfaction". "When you go 1-0 down it's very hard to come back but we continued to play very well in the second-half and concentrated well". Read More »

US President Trump says 'not distracted' by NFL protests


Reporters asked why Trump had defended the rights of white supremacists to protest the removal of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, but the president instead continued his attacks on National Football League players. After President Donald Trump supported NASCAR owners and drivers for not protesting during the national anthem over the weekend, perennial racing star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Read More »

Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard performance was amazing'


You must congratulate a team who played as Chelsea did". However, Chelsea always looked a threat and Alvaro Morata headed his seventh goal of his Blues career before Batshuayi sent the travelling faithful wild with his late victor. The Spaniard squandered a glorious chance to win the game when he found himself through on goal against Jan Oblak, however. He added: "Over the long haul, I find it hard to imagine that Conte will hang around at Chelsea ". Read More »

Stocks tepid amid North Korea jitters, euro slides


Defense Department. "That operation was conducted in global airspace, over worldwide waters, so we have the right to fly, sail and operate where legally permissible around the globe", Pentagon spokesman Colonel Robert Manning said on Monday. Read More »

Batshuayi strikes late to give Chelsea win at Atletico


He was replaced by Batshuayi, who buried Marcos Alonso's cutback with the last kick of the game to score a fifth goal in six appearances, only three of them starts. Asked what went wrong for Atletico , who were watched from the stands by Diego Costa, Griezmann told reporters: "Maybe we lacked a better game from me". Read More »

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Twins try to clinch; Altuve at 199 hits


The Cardinals are 2 1/2 games behind Colorado for the second NL wild card . Milwaukee have now lost five of their last seven games, drifting further away from the final NL wildcard spot. Chicago made it easy, beating the Cardinals . After winning the division by 17 1/2 games past year and clinching in mid-September, the Cubs needed 158 games to repeat. Read More »

Harry Kane eager to match Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi scoring feats


They rode their luck at times against a spirited Apoel side, who were spurred on by a buoyant home crowd, but in Kane Spurs arguably have the deadliest striker in the world on current form. "Obviously, I want to be one of the best players in the world, so people put it up and I see I am close to those players, and it is a great incentive to get closer and go to the next step". Read More »

Man United's Eric Bailly ready for 'dream' Champions League debut


And on his thoughts on avoiding an FA ban after he was sent off in Manchester United's 1-0 win against Southampton , the two-time UEFA Champions League victor with FC Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2009) said:"If I am not punished it is because there were no reasons for the sending off". Read More »

Which all records have been broken under Kohli's captaincy?


If needed, India can also count on the likes of Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey to deliver with the bat, though one of them could make the way for home boy KL Rahul. The visitors lost the first Test, but then bounced back to draw level in the series. This one and upcoming match will be a formal match for both teams , but Australian team will try to conquer these games so as to gladden the audience in their country. Read More »

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott responds to Donald Trump

In a second tweet, though, Trump noted the team stood for the anthem itself and described that as "Big progress". He claimed that the Dallas team was greeted by boos, which it was, but also that it was "the loudest I have ever heard". Specifically, he said National Football League owners should push to "get that son of a b-- off the field". James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and has won three National Basketball Association championships, campaigned for Hillary Clinton, ... Read More »

Atletico Madrid striker on Everton's radar


Despite bringing in former Manchester United bomber Wayne Rooney and talented Spanish striker Sandro Ramirez at the start of the Premier League this season Everton's performances are far from expectations. A failure to truly replace the Belgian means the closing of the transfer window last month hasn't stopped the rumour mill churning out fresh names for Evertonians to consider. Read More »

Jose Mourinho "angry" over Premier League scheduling?

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly says finally being able to make his Champions League debut is "a dream". The United manager believes the way the fixtures have been chosen has left England's other Champions League representatives at a significant advantage over his side in the Premier League title race. Read More »

Man United focused on winning Champions League — Henrikh Mkhitaryan


The Portuguese boss complained last season about his side's schedule, and has now been left angered once more , feeling that his side have a significant disadvantage compared to their rivals with their schedule. Liverpool, on the other hand, also travel to Moscow, to play Spartak, but have been handed a rest of nearly 50 hours more than United ahead of their Sunday 4:30PM kick-off against Newcastle United. Read More »

Harry Kane Closing on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo's Level Says Rio Ferdinand

Messi, for example, has scored 96 goals in 116 Champions League games; Ronaldo 107 in 141. "Like in the top teams - Real Madrid have Ronaldo, in Barca you have Messi". After he had scored twice in the 3-2 win at West Ham United on Saturday , Mark Noble described him as being "easily worth £100m-plus". They have won nine of their last 11 European ties there, losing only one, to Anderlecht in the last 16 of the Europa League last season, and they have conceded just five goals during the ... Read More »

Lady Gaga's 'Joanne' Hat Has a Story to Tell


And of course, all of this is being filmed for a documentary that will be viewed by thousands and thousands of people. She even displays the moment that ex-Taylor sends her flowers before her Super Bowl show. Gaga has shown off her acting chops before in smaller film roles like Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For , as well as on television in her Golden Globe-winning performance as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel , but A Star Is Born marks her first foray into the ... Read More »

Will Cardinals win second straight over Cubs? MLB Predictions 9/27/17


At 101-57, L.A. still owns the best record in baseball, 2 1/2 games up on Cleveland for home field through the World Series . They're going to channel all they have into this start. This hangover lasted at least until the All-Star break, when the Cubs had sunk to 43-45 and needed the shocking Jose Quintana trade with the White Sox to jolt the clubhouse, boost the energy level and sharpen the focus for a team that relied so much on the adrenaline rush. Read More »