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PM Modi welcomes the world for India's first FIFA tournament

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In the first of their three group games in the capital, India will play a USA team featuring Tim Weah, the son of the 1995 world player of the year, George Weah of Liberia, who played for PSG, AC Milan and Monaco during his career. We are still the best and we are going to prove to everyone that we are still the leaders. Nigeria could not qualify for the World Cup in India as they failed to reach the final round of the CAF (Confederation of African Football) qualifying tournament. Read More »

Barcelona vs. Las Palmas to take place behind closed doors

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The club made the decision to play behind closed doors after a request to postpone the game was denied by the league. The club said that the extraordinary events in Catalonia warranted a postponement, and having failed to secure one, the it chose to play in an empty stadium. Read More »

Jupp Heynckes: Bayern Munich reappoint ex-manager until end of the season

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Bayern defender Jerome Boateng was similarly glowing about Heynckes, who was in charge of the Bavarian club when the centre-back joined from Manchester City in 2011. "We're very thankful to Jupp that he's accepted the offer of head coach". At present he is the ideal coach for Bayern'. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said: " Jupp Heynckes is a master of human rights and tactics". Read More »

European Union pivots east as free trade deal with USA stalls

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The 2016 Summit , held in Brussels, gave a new momentum to our Strategic Partnership through the adoption of a number of joint initiatives and declarations, including the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020 . "We agreed to cooperate in security in the Indian Ocean region and beyond", he said. Tusk said the two sides have chose to step up cooperation on maritime security in the Indian Ocean and beyond which, he hoped, will lead to enhanced military cooperation. Read More »

Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta signs lifetime contract with the Spanish club

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Iniesta is 128 appearances behind Xavi, with 639 for the Catalan club. Iniesta has recovered a leading role in Barcelona's midfield under new manager Ernesto Valverde in the opening part of the season. " Barcelona and Andres Iniesta have reached an agreement to renew his contract for life which will tie both parties together", Barcelona said in a statement. Read More »

Pakistan rest Azhar Ali for Sri Lanka one-day series

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Sri Lanka :IN: Lahiru Gamage, Sadeera Samarawickrama (debut); OUT: Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Thirimanne. For the second Test, Pakistan will bring in Wahab Riaz as replacement of Hasan Ali while rest of the Squad will remain the same. They hosted Windies in Dubai in a day-night Test in October 2016, winning by 56 runs, and then lost to Australia by seven wickets under lights in Brisbane in December the same year. Read More »

Bolivia Striker Marcelo Moreno Joins Brazil's Pre-Match Team Photo

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And the world's most expensive player Neymar was clearly not happy to be playing in such conditions. "Field, altitude, ball... everything was bad!" "We created lots of chances but the goalkeeper had a happy afternoon, he deserves our congratulations", Brazil's captain for the day Casemiro said after the game. Read More »

Stephen Strasburg to Start vs. Cubs as Max Scherzer Recovers from Injury

I'm sure you'd rather not have to worry about your ace having a tweaked hamstring a few days before the start of the divisional series against the defending World Series champions. "We realize that if he pitches Game 2 that he potentially could pitch Game 5", Baker told reporters ( via the Chicago Sun-Times ). He mentioned how his ability to get stronger as he pitches further into games is a key to his success , and the main reason to trust him. Read More »

Yankees - Indians: ALDS Game 1 score, highlights

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Oh, by the way, let's not forget about that 22-game winning streak the Tribe rolled off in the second half which propelled them to the best finish in baseball this season. "Scoring those three runs right in the first inning just showed that there was - what I've seen all year - the fight in this club". The Yankees got their revenge in 1923, beating the Giants four games to two to win their first World Series championship. Read More »

Arsenal plan to offload Walcott in January

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The twenty-eight year old has played just twenty-seven minutes of Premier League football so far this season with his only starts and goals coming in the League Cup and Europa League. The England global has seen the majority of his football come in cup competitions so far this term. But if Arsenal really are looking to sell Ozil this January as well, they may have a more hard time as the German play-maker isn't likely to have suitors lining up at the price the Gunners will ask. Read More »

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar open to Stamford Bridge return

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The Brazil global quit Stamford Bridge for a £60million move to the Chinese Super League at the start of 2017. But the 26-year-old still yearns for the high intensity of the English Premier League, where he won the title in 2015. "Who knows in two, three years to return to the Premier League". "Then he [Antonio Conte] changed the team's way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I did not play anymore, I did not have a position to play, because I'm a more offensive midfielder and then changed a lot". Read More »

Chicago Cubs stand to benefit from underdog status

Have you noticed one common theme with the teams that win in October, or are there lots of ways to get to that final goal? "I'm more than thrilled for him. "We're as battle tested as you can get going into the playoffs. It's good to have two guys who are that talented and elite". "He had that same look when he left my office as when he came in". Read More »

Hornets' Nicolas Batum Tears Elbow Ligament, Out At Least Six Weeks

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Last year, he averaged 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.4 minutes over 62 regular-season games. He was geared to have another strong run this coming season, but will now have to cheer his teammates on the sidelines. Batum's role as a facilitator might be the most challenging to fill. His career-high in minutes came in his sophomore season back in 2013-2014 when he logged 19.7 minutes per game as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More »

How to watch Louisville vs. NC State online

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Bradley Chubb had a chance to shine Thursday in front of a national television audience and several NFL talent evaluators. However, on the second play, Germaine Pratt returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Louisville defeated BC 52-7 last season in Chesnut Hill, Mass. The Pack then got another strong dose of Jackson's magic a year ago when he passed for 355 yards and three scores in a 54-13 Cardinals win. Read More »

Dunne hot streak continues at Dunhill Links

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You can always count on Jamie Dornan to pop up at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship every year and 2017 is no exception! I think more good memories than bad. "I kind of did the opposite of what I should have done but I'll take the 5 under". Dunne made the turn in 32 thanks in part to an eagle at the par-four ninth, where he holed from 22 feet. Read More »

Messi brace helps Barcelona defeat Las Palmas at deserted Nou Camp

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The players were at the heart of the issues themselves, with Barca coming out for the game in the colours of the Catalonia flag and Las Palmas having Spain flags embroidered into their shirts. We are going through hard and complicated moments and with respect to what could happen in the future we will take it on with calm and wisdom. Barcelona's Camp Nou, Europe's largest stadium with a capacity of almost 100,000, is often used as a rallying point for Catalan nationalists. Read More »

Dodgers and Indians co-favorites to win World Series as playoffs begin

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Two warm weather, expansion markets with limited history? Only one of them can win, and something tells me it's not going to be my Yankees, but I can't wait to watch it all unfold. All Theo Epstein, all the time. It's a layup of a narrative. This is the main reason the D-backs went out and spent 31 million dollars on pitcher Zach Greinke . Read More »

Altuve belts three homers as Astros win playoff opener

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The Astros came back with four runs off three Red Sox pitchers in the seventh inning. The Red Sox don't have to set their postseason roster until Wednesday night, so we'll use this projected roster from CBS Boston as our guide. 2 starter, entered in the fifth inning after ace Zack Greinke ran into trouble. Tie ballgame at 2-2. It started early, with Boston DH Eduardo Nunez re-injuring his right knee on the second out of the inning. Read More »

UFC 216: Several streaks on the line on Saturday

The MMA world was suddenly her oyster, but instead of holding out for a rematch with Rousey that legitimately could have been the biggest fight in UFC history, "The Preacher's Daughter" decided to make her first title defense against Miesha Tate at UFC 196 the following March. Read More »

Most Of Chicago's Illegal Guns Come From Trump Country, Rep. Says

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Trump, answering shouted questions about whether the attack should prompt stricter gun control laws, added that, "We'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by". Trump posted via Twitter , following up with "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the awful Las Vegas shooting". Read More »

Drunk man claims he traveled from 2048 to warn of alien invasion

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Whatever a Wyoming man was drinking was out of this world. Why would aliens give a human the power to go back and warn a town about their impending arrival? He also claimed he was supposed to be transported to 2018 - not this year. Police said it was difficult to get a reading because he blew either too softly or too hard into a portable breath test, an inaccurate instrument used to determine if a person has alcohol in their system. Read More »

Manchester United, City have eyes on NY forward

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The 20-year-old Englishman has been a part of the United academy setup earlier. City Football Group own the New York City MLS franchise, which means the team could easily nab Harrison from their satellite team. And the player then tried his luck in MA four years ago, with much success. He has just been selected for the upcoming England 21 global squad for the first time and is now attracting attention from the Premier League's top two sides. Read More »

Mourinho: I'm a 'better coach' at United than anywhere else

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The Belgian showed glimpses of his quality under Louis van Gaal, but it has been under Jose Mourinho where Fellaini has finally flourished into a fan favourite at the club. The mayor, Maria das Dores Meira, said Mourinho was a "son of Setubal, a man of the world, a global personality" who "fills us with pride". Lindelof signed for Benfica for a fee of around £30m in the summer, but has yet to play a single minute in the Premier League - with Mourinho keeping him for European ... Read More »

Late Kane goal seals England's World Cup spot

Check websites for full T&Cs. England can qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a win against Slovenia at Wembley tonight. Kane's August drought was ended with an England goal in a team performance which failed to convince. The 24-year-old fared no better on the right wing for England , lacking the drive and desire to penetrate Slovenia's massed defence. Alli made his debut for Milton Keynes Dons at the age of 16 and has made more than 200 professional appearances, winning 21 ... Read More »

Former Albemarle standout signs with Chargers

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Koo then missed two field goals in their 19-17 loss to Miami one week later, including a 44-yarder at the final gun. The South Korea native initially signed as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Southern. The 86-percent completion rate is behind only Nate Kaeding's franchise-leading 87-percent field goal conversion. Novak was released by the Texans last month after losing a competition with Ka'imi Fairbairn. Read More »

England seek world cup qualification

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It is understood a trip to Holland has also been lined-up in March, with the FA now able to start rubber-stamping tournament preparations that are well under way. Slovenia had a half-hearted penalty appeal turned down when Josip Ilicic went down under a challenge from keeper Joe Hart . "History suggests somebody like Harry Kane would be flawless to be the England captain". Read More »

ALDS: Yankees, Indians clash in battle of baseball's best bullpens

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Cleveland has announced that Trevor Bauer will get the start in game one of the Division Series. He was forced to go to his bullpen early in the wild-card game when Luis Severino was chased in the first inning. The Yankees added right-hander Masahiro Tanaka and lefties Jordan Montgomery and Jaime García to their American League Division Series roster on Thursday. Read More »

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs NLDS preview and prediction

From a social media standpoint, fans can look forward to a special NLDS Game 1 preview on NBC Sports Chicago's popular "5 at 5" segment on Facebook Live (Facebook.com/NBCSChicago) featuring Kaplan, DeJesus, and Andracki discussing the Top 5 hottest Game 1 and overall Cubs-Nationals NLDS topics. Read More »

Robert Lewandowski breaks Poland scoring record

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Lewandowski also broke a record set in August by Cristiano Ronaldo by increasing his tally in 2018 World Cup qualifiers to 15 goals, one more than the Portugal captain. Jakub Blaszczykowski and Rafal Wolski each grabbed goals - with Lewandowski scoring his third in between. Another tap in gave Lewandowski his hat trick in the 64th, and 50th worldwide goal. Read More »

NFL Protests Continue to Create Tension

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Attention has shifted back to the NFL protests of the National Anthem after attacks on the organization by President Donald Trump at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. Joshua Daranijo, 19, a video production major from Levittown said, "as a bisexual African-American, a lot of the times you get discriminated against". Read More »

Dynavax Technologies Corporatio (NASDAQ:DVAX) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume

Its price distance from 52-week high is 1.16 and from 52-week low is 648.44. DVAX exchanged 0.47 million shares in recent session versus to the average volume of 2.82 million shares while its relative volume is 0.70. FLR's profit will be $82.56M for 18.05 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. They expect $-0.52 EPS, up 42.22% or $0.38 from last year's $-0.9 per share. Read More »

Gray to start Game 1 against Indians, Sabathia for Game 2

The Dodgers, Indians, and Astros all won at least 100 games this season, marking the first season since 2003 in which three teams had reached that mark. They won an American league record 22 games in a row, including a three-game sweep of the Yankees in September at Yankee Stadium. It is not like the Yankees are devoid of starting pitching, either. Read More »