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Cubs' John Lackey likely to pitch out of bullpen in NLDS

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It isn't like football or basketball - any Major League Baseball team can beat another three straight games. Last year Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs hit a home run in Game 1 of the National League Division Series to beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 en route to the first World Series title for the Cubs since 1908. Read More »

Harper, Zimmerman HRs lift Nats past Cubs 6-3 to even NLDS

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Will Harper build on his moment? The series is tied at one. Going to Chicago for Game 3 [on Monday] with Surge pitching for us - we feel very confident about that. Three elevated fastballs brought the count to 3-1. That would hold up through the eighth when the Washington Nationals exploded for five runs in the inning to take over the game. Read More »

Tunisia beats Guinea, closer to World Cup finals

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Tunisia topped the group with 13 points, followed by the Congo with 10 points and Libya and Guinea with 3 points. Zambian official Janny Sikazwe then produced a red card before Msakni completed his hat-trick in the final seconds of the match. Read More »

Arsenal 'plot move for Anthony Martial ahead of Alexis Sanchez departure'

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According to The Mirror , Martial is his main target. Martial, who arrived at Old Trafford from Monaco for a £36m fee in 2015, initially found life hard under the management of Mourinho - but he has started this season in impressive from nevertheless, scoring five goals and providing six assists in nine games in all competitions. Read More »

New York City's Andrea Pirlo to retire at end of MLS season

However, Pirlo has played just 15 of NYCFC's 32 MLS games this season and, with the 38-year-old out of contract after December 31, he says the time has come to bring an end to his playing days. "I'll do something else." added Pirlo. The 38-year-old will retire at the end of the current MLS season, and in doing so will bring the curtain down on a stellar playing career that has seen him win numerous game's top competitions. Read More »

India elects to bowl first in 1st T20I

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At 8:20 pm, rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, appeared to send the players and umpires scurrying back to the dressing room as Australia heaved a sigh of relief. Yes the wicket had low bounce but we are used to the conditions here. An impressed Dhoni was seen laughing, and acted as if saying, he was beaten. Fans must have returned disappointed. Read More »

Chris Eubank Jr overwhelms Avni Yildirim in Stuttgart

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The victor will face a semi against WBA champion George Groves or fellow Briton Jamie Cox, who meet on 14 October. But things took an even more freaky twist after he appeared to spot one of Eubank Jr's team off-stage, laughing during the expletive-ridden tirade. Read More »

Hottest Photos On The Internet — Gal Gadot Instagram

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As it turned out, McKinnon and Bryant were lesbians who came to the island looking for companionship, but unfortunately for them the women of the island were not on the same page. Gal Gadot , 32-year-old actress appeared on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night where she ate a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup for the very first time. Read More »

Washington State vs. OR live stream

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The Cougars (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) allowed only 277 total yards, all while forcing three turnovers and limiting OR (4-2, 1-2) to 2-for-17 on third down. Mike Leach has Washington State football riding high. OR is off to a decent start to the season, losing only a 37-35 game at Arizona State two weeks ago. Although Oregon got running back Royce Freeman back this week from injury , he was held to 62 yards on 12 carries. Read More »

Scott McLaughlin claims Bathurst lap record to snare pole

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His practice lap effort of 2:04.14 smashed Holden great Jamie Whincup's 2015 mark by 0.76 of a second. Six-time champion Craig Lowndes will start back on the grid at 19th. "I'm just buzzing - it's something I'll never forget". And it seemed McLaughlin might struggle to deliver. McLaughlin dominated Friday's provisional qualifying session , opting to sit out most of the session after setting an early fastest lap of 2m04.3182s. Read More »

Hamilton aiming to build championship lead at Japanese GP

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Scott McLaughlin's done it twice at Mount Panorama ahead of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. As things progressed during the 16-minute opening session, Hamilton , Bottas and Vettel were at the front. The German believes Ferrari now need to be at their best to overhaul Hamilton after his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was also plagued by issues in Malaysia - qualifying second before a battery issue prevented him from starting. Read More »

Leeds Rhinos cruise past Castleford Tigers in Grand Final

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Instead they were steamrollered by experience, crushed by the Rhinos , Leeds galloping their way to an eighth win in the biggest match in the game. Captain Danny McGuire produced the flawless swansong for Leeds as they crushed favourites Castleford 24-6 in the English Super League grand final on Saturday. Read More »

Police Just Announced What Was On the Las Vegas Shooter's Note

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo has raised the possibility that Paddock may not have been working alone in executing America's worst modern-day shooting spree. In a new disclosure, authorities said two bullets Paddock fired struck a large jet fuel storage tank at the edge of the city's main airport, about a block from the concert grounds, indicating an apparent attempt by the gunman to create even greater havoc. Read More »

Fabricio Werdum Calls UFC 216 A No Pressure Situation

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Unfortunately, Lewis' back flared up again on Saturday and now he's unable to fight. Fabricio Werdum only agreed to take on ultra-late replacement Walt Harris at UFC 216 earlier today after Derrick Lewis pulled out injured, but the Brazilian still delivered a brief masterclass in Brazlilian Jiu-Jitsu as he quickly forced his opponent to submit. Read More »

Notre Dame punds UNC, 33-10

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North Carolina didn't crack 200 total yards until late in the third quarter and finished with 265. Sophomore Myles Dorn, a 6-2, 210-pound safety, intercepted Notre Dame second-string quarterback, Ian Book , twice during the game, including one inside the 20-yard line. Read More »

Lightning forward JT Brown raises fist during national anthem

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Earlier this week, Brown shared his thoughts about protesting the national anthem with the Tampa Bay Times , saying that he believes it is not disrespectful. Players in the National Football League have protested the anthem by kneeling over the past several weeks. The protests have grown in recent weeks after President Trump called for National Football League players who protest to be fired, calling them a "son of a b--". Read More »

Tracy McGrady to join Magic front office

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Tracy McGrady has reportedly agreed to join the Orlando Magic as a special assistant to CEO Alex Martins . McGrady will work with players and coaches, advise the front office and help in promotional activities for the G League's Lakeland Magic. Read More »

Badgers get key win over Huskers 38-17

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But Wisconsin countered with a 10-play, 93-yard march featuring eight runs and took back the lead when Hornibrook hit tight end Quintez Cephus on a five-yard touchdown throw. The 14 points allowed in the fourth quarter were the first points the Wisconsin defense has allowed in the second half all season. Like they did late in the first half, the Badgers answered right away. Read More »

UFC 216: Demetrious Johnson creates history with dominant win over Borg

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Johnson's coach, Matt Hume, like his fighter, remains humble when talking about Johnson's placing on the all-time spectrum, but he knows that his fighter is something special and on the precipice of accomplishing a record that will statistically put him above reproach if he defeats Ray Borg at UFC 216 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Read More »

Hamlin earns pole playoff race at Charlotte

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I remember Watkins Glen earlier this year when we got wrecked ... and we had to come from the back. It's the opening race of the Round of 12 in NASCAR's 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. "(It's) supposed to be "on-go" from the drop of the green flag", Blaney said. "I never really knew what I hit, I didn't think it was that big honestly, it didn't sound that big". Read More »

Even as Alabama was pushed by A&M, outcome was never in doubt

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They were the only team in the country ranked in top 15 in scoring defense (1st), scoring offense (8th), rushing defense (2nd), rushing offense (4th), total defense (6th) and total offense (14th). His previous high was four, which he set in the Colorado State game on September 16. The Aggies (4-2, 2-1) also easily played Alabama closer than anyone this season, with the prior closest game 24-7 over Florida State in the opener. Read More »

Fernando Alonso hit with 35-place grid penalty for Japanese GP

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His team discovered a late hydraulic leak which meant changing the engine and breaking the curfew in the process. Alonso will receive a complete new power unit ahead of Saturday's running in Japan, which consists of a new ICE (his eighth of the year), MGU-K (eighth), MGU-H (10th), turbocharger (10th), energy store (seventh) and control electronics (sixth). Read More »

Western Michigan outlasts Buffalo in insane 7OT game

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Western Michigan had the ball first in the fourth overtime, and put the pressure on Buffalo with another touchdown and a successful two-point conversion. When Western Michigan tight end Donnie Ernsberger caught a touchdown pass his sister ran out on the field to celebrate with him. According to Sports Illustrated, Western Michigan received a 15-yard penalty for the actions of Ernsberger's sister, who was kicked out of the game. Read More »

Four Observations On The Terps' Loss To Ohio State

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The Buckeyes closed the first half with three straight touchdown drives to ice the game. Freshman J.K. Dobbins has overshadowed Weber so far, but Meyer said a scheme is being developed that will put both backs on the field at one time . He ranks really high in four key categories of football, nationally: #6 in touchdown passing, #13 in passing efficiency, and #22 in total offense and yards per pass. Read More »

CHELSEA ready to try again for ALEX SANDRO

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An opening day defeat to Burnley at home suggested a repeat of the 2015/16 campaign was on the cards, when the Blues completely failed to defend the Premier League title. But according to the Mirror in the past few days, no such clause exists in Conte's contract. And, the Star of Friday try to offer some comfort to Chelsea fans if that happens. Read More »

Penn State vs. Northwestern: The big question

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Penn State now gets a bye week before hosting MI. Saturday was another stellar performance for the stingy Penn State defense . The skinny: Penn State looks for its third 6-0 start since 1999 and first since 2008. Yes, Northwestern's best shot with regard to Barkley wasn't bad at all. With just under nine minutes in the game, he was replaced by second-stringer Matt Alviti. Read More »

Canes snap losing streak to Florida State

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After being reviewed, the play stood as a 23-yard game-winning touchdown to push Miami's record to 4-0 on the season. The Canes' D saved its initially hapless offense, though a debilitating penalty by cornerback Michael Jackson led to FSU's only first-half points, a 27-yard field goal. Read More »

LSU hangs out to defeat Florida 17-16

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Special teams cost Florida on both sides as the Gators missed an extra point and LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg pinned the Gators with a punt inside the 5 to preserve a 17-16 win. DRIVE: 7-75-3:17. KEY PLAYS: Franks 12-yard pass to Freddie Swain to the Florida 40. And, with Dillon later ejected for targeting, Russell Gage took another jet sweep handoff from out of the F-back position and scored on a 30-yard run to the end zone for LSU to lead 7-0. Read More »

Nats GM: Scherzer to face Cubs but not decided when

Gonzalez took the loss in his only start against the Cubs this season on June 26, even though he allowed only one run and two hits over six innings. "We'll let you know later". Carl Edwards , Jr. pitched a flawless eighth with two strikeouts, and closer Wade Davis went the ninth for his fifth postseason save as the Nationals were held to two hits in the loss. Read More »

Golden Knights, Stars honor mass shooting victims before opener

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HE finished the night with 45 saves, allowing just a single Stars goal. Neal tied the game 1-1 with the first goal in Golden Knights history, a wrist shot that beat Lehtonen at 10:27 of the third period. Vegas won its first two preseason games, including a 9-4 flurry over the Vancouver Canucks. There will be no rest for Vegas after picking up the first two points in franchise history as it'll have to travel to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Read More »

Cubs-Nats offering unexpected Game 2 pitching matchup

Washington won two of three games at home against the Cubs from June 27-29. Rizzo added a run-scoring double in the eighth off Ryan Madson . Edwards, Jr. Baez reached on Rendon's error at third base to start the inning and was sacrificed to second by Hendricks . Bryant alertly took second on the throw toward the plate. Read More »

Ronaldo benched for Portugal´s World Cup qualifier against Andorra

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The Swiss, with 27 points from nine games in European Group B, will now travel to Lisbon needing a draw away to Portugal to clinch top spot and a direct place in Russian Federation. Portugal may yet top their World Cup qualifying group, whilst Holland's chances of going to Russian Federation next year are all but over after another day of World Cup qualifying action. Read More »

World Cup Qualification UEFA

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They won the reverse fixture 4-1 in October, but Bulgaria have triumphed in all four World Cup Qualifiers they have played at home in the group and still have a chance of qualifying for the World Cup as they trail France by five points. Read More »