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Almora-Schwarber at top of Cubs Game 5 lineup vs. Kershaw

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Brian Duensing entered to face Bellinger-who represented the go-ahead run-and induced a fly out to end the frame and ensure Arrieta finished with an impressive stat line. In order to get that chance, the Cubs will need to get a strong pitching performance out of Jose Quintana , who has looked strong in his first ever postseason appearances. Read More »

Jose Mourinho labelled a hypocrite following clash with Antonio Conte

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It has only been two games, but already Chelsea are counting down the days until Kante returns from the hamstring injury he picked up on worldwide duty. " I like to be honest and, for sure, I didn't like the type of football that we played for a long part of the game ", he added. "But on the other hand we lost totally our knowledge and style of football". Read More »

Carter out indefinitely for Kings

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The Kings threw a wheelbarrow full of pucks at Montreal Canadiens backup goalie Al Montoya and still had one goal to show for it. "It's a very poor start from our team, from myself, from a lot of individuals, but who's gonna feel sorry for us?" "Tomorrow we play another good team with an opportunity to turn this around, so as upset as we are right now, it doesn't do us any good to feel sorry for ourselves. Read More »

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic: 'Adrian is remaining professional'

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Hughton is well aware the pressure is on West Ham as they would have expected a stronger start to the campaign, but he believes Brighton will need to be on top of their game to claim the win. The Seagulls are definitely not an attractive team with attacking style of football, and there are no plenty of excitement when they're on the pitch. Read More »

Matic: It's not always easy working with Mourinho

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But Matic, who also played under Mourinho at Chelsea , has revealed why he thinks the Portuguese manager is hard to work with. This is what we mean by a controller: somebody capable of changing the mood of a game in midfield with little more than a slice of composure - a sense of calm and assurance, manifested perhaps by a slick turn out of trouble followed by a perfectly weighted pass, that permeates those around him. Read More »

MSU Junior Running Back LJ Scott Arrested for Driving with Suspended License

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He was arraigned in 54B District Court, pleaded not guilty and posted a $500 personal recognizance bond, records say. Michigan State did not immediately respond to questions about Scott's status with the football team. This week, No. 18 Michigan State hosts Indiana. Scott, a junior from OH, has rushed for 2,101 yards during his time with the Spartans. Last week, he ran for a new career-high 194 yards in a 30-27 win over Minnesota. Read More »

Craig Shakespeare: 'Leicester City will pull away from danger'

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Craig Shakespeare and Leicester parted company this week and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy might well hope that the Foxes' next manager doesn't reinvigorate the Algeria global. The 41-year-old described Shakespeare as "clearly shocked" to lose his job, and said he personally has not been given any timescale for how long the club want him to act in a caretaker capacity. Read More »

English FA begs Eniola Aluko over Mark Sampson racist remarks

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Clarke criticised the PFA in front of MPs at Westminster on Wednesday, saying the union "spends millions of pounds a year on the CEO's salary and pension and they are walking away from alcoholics, from addicted gamblers". "If it's the FA chairman disrespectfully dismissing the complaint, I have nowhere to go". "I don't think he meant it maliciously", Aluko said in evidence given to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Wednesday. Read More »

Champions League updates from the Nou Camp

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Barca's singing section also held up a banner reading "Freedom for Catalonia", while there were habitual chants in favour of independence in the 17th minute of each half to mark the fall of Catalonia in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714. Read More »

Tigers reportedly pick Ron Gardenhire as next manager

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The Tigers are said to be down to 10 (all have interviewed) after starting with a lengthy list of 50. Al Avila wanted a candidate with previous managerial experience. Gardenhire was seen as a seasoned, battle-tested option in this regard. His teams went 6-21 in the postseason. Last month, with less than two weeks remaining in the season, Ausmus was informed he would not return for 2018. Read More »

Rockets, Harden Rally To Stun Warriors 122-121 In Season Opener

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After a jumper from Golden State's Patrick McCaw, Houston scored on a layup from Harden and later free throws from Tucker to put Houston in the lead at 122-121 with under 45 seconds left. Tapping into the double figures in scoring as well were Luc Mbah a Moute , who scored 14 points on his debut, Ryan Anderson added 13 points and eight rebounds and Clint Capela ended with 12 points for the Rockets , who shot 48.5-percent and made 15 of 41 from 3-point range. Read More »

Marco Silva unhappy with Troy Deeney over Arsenal 'cojones' comment

And Wilshere played a pivotal role in setting up the victor against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night - a result that the midfielder claims is proof of the team's character. 'This is a platform for him to prove first of all his fitness, then his ability and then he's got to then get into the A team to play in the Premier League . Read More »

Ronald Koeman convinced he still has backing of Everton board

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They're now in 16th place, with just eight points and five goals from their first eight games of the season. Everton still have just one point in the Europa League this season and their failure to get a result tonight means the pressure only continues to mount on Ronald Koeman . Read More »

Eminem Celebrates the Detroit Pistons' New Stadium

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It was a historic night for the Detroit Pistons last night (Oct. 18). THE NBA season got underway this week and it proved to be a special occasion for the Detroit Pistons who made a star-studded return to the city for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read More »

Dafabet to title sponsor snooker's English Open

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O'Sullivan has been struggling with a badly twisted ankle and was ticked off by the authorities for wearing blue trainers during his first-round win. World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said: "Dafabet have shown tremendous support for snooker having sponsored a range of events including the Masters". Read More »

NFL commissioner says players 'should stand for the national anthem'

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Finding out that NFL owners are not forcing players to stand during the national anthem is a big win for the players and an even greater win for the First Amendment. "I think that's what dialogue is all about". The protests have also created divisions amongst National Football League team owners. Regardless of one's personal beliefs or objections to kneeling during the anthem, the ability to protest is a core and essential freedom that can not be taken lightly. Read More »

Phoenix Suns suffer worst loss in franchise history

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The 48-point deficit against the Blazers became the newest record of the biggest loss in the National Basketball Association season opener history and in the Suns' franchise history. Victor Oladipo led the team in scoring with 22 points, Darren Collison added 21 points with 11 assists while Myles Turner did it on both ends of the floor, adding 21 points with 14 rebounds and four blocks. Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green doubtful for Friday's game vs. Pelicans

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Still, the Warriors (0-1) are listing Green as doubtful to play in Friday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans (0-1) at Smoothie King Center. "We scored pretty good", D'Antoni said with a laugh before returning to coach-speak. Kevin Durant's baseline jumper at the end went in just too late and Golden State squandered a big lead on the night it received its championship rings. Read More »

Hodgson seeks to keep Palace grounded after first win

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The Crystal Palace boss has given his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon and say he was very impressed with what he saw on Sunday. "They're a good footballing team", said Hodgson. "We are a Premier League team so you would hope we have good players". Rafa Benitez's men are desperate to return to winning ways after drawing 2-2 at Southampton last week. Read More »

Blues' Alexander Steen activated before Wednesday's game

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One came in the first and one came in the second. Despite the hard hit, Schwartz returned to start the second period. It was his 51st career multi-point game and fourth this season. After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee determined that the actions of St. Louis' Kyle Brodziak caused Chicago's Ryan Hartman to contact Allen before the puck crossed the goal line. Read More »

United Kingdom tabbed preseason No. 4 in USA Today Coaches Poll

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It's the eighth time that United Kingdom has been in the top five during that span. Duke occupies the top spot in the poll, followed by Michigan State, Kansas, UK and Arizona. 8 as the Shockers are on a steep incline over the last half-decade. Five UK opponents enter the 2017-18 season ranked , including two Top-10 opponents in No. Read More »

National Football League fines Steelers safety Mike Mitchell

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On Sunday, Mitchell also went for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Chiefs running back Charcandrick West . The source told Schefter that Mitchell plans to appeal the fine, as he says he tripped rather than intentionally lunged into Smith. "I'm not a dirty player", Mitchell told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . Smith is correct-Mitchell has been fined for illegal hits twice before during his career. Read More »

No Christmas Eve match for Newcastle United

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Arsenal were also reluctant to back the move to Christmas Eve because the club would have struggled to get enough safety stewards to work that night. "Four matches have been selected for live United Kingdom coverage that weekend, with three to be televised on Saturday, December 23 ". The Premier League insisted supporters' feelings on festive fixtures were taken into account to reduce travel times for traditional St Stephen's Day and New Year's Day games. Read More »

Barcelona fans accidentally celebrate Gerard Pique's red card against Olympiacos

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Pique, thinking he had doubled Barca's lead, initially celebrated but the referee and the official behind the goal correctly came to the conclusion that the defender had purposefully used his hand and disallowed the goal. Barcelona are rolling this season, showing utter dominance in both the Champions League and La Liga so far in the young campaign. Wins at home to Juventus and away to Sporting Lisbon have put Barca in an enviable position in their qualifying group and a win on Wednesday ... Read More »

Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next season

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The Buckeyes return four of their top four scorers from their Big Ten championship-winning team last season. That core, the team's NCAA tournament experience and a strong homecourt advantage (the Buckeyes are 45-6 at home over the last three seasons) should mean the Big Ten championship goes through Columbus this season. Read More »

Pochettino hails Hugo Lloris

Lloris was considering his future when Pochettino arrived at the club in 2014 after two seasons of upheaval during which managers Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood were sacked. This is what I said to them, to my team-mates: "Don't forget that three years ago we were still in the Europa League". This will be one of the duels of the handsome poster that awaits us on Tuesday night in the champions League. Read More »

China's economy grew 6.8% in the 3rd quarter

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According to the data, retail sales rose 10.3 per cent in September from a year earlier, edging down slightly from analysts' expectations for a 10.2 per cent rise, reports the BBC. With year-on-year growth of 6.9% through the first three quarters of 2017, China is all but certain to exceed its full-year target of "around 6.5%". China's growth in the first two quarters of the year came in at 6.9%, year-over-year, but Capital Economics China economist Julian Evans-Pritchard says: "A less ... Read More »

The 'one-man teams' in the Premier League — Revealed

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City are favourites with the bookies to win the league in Pep Guardiola's second season in charge. By this stage of the season, Carlo Ancelotti's Blues had scored only 18 goals. "I hope so, I think we all do, love the style of football that they're playing". "We are almost the same guys as last season", Guardiola said, "but now we have the feeling we are going to score a goal". Read More »

Markelle Fultz set to make National Basketball Association debut

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Not only were Embiid's 27 minutes a pleasant sign that perhaps the minutes restriction is more of a guideline than decree from the medical staff, but Simmons' first game since going No. Once Beal and Wall leave the game for rest, the Wizards do struggle to keep a lead, allowing teams to come back and position itself for a cover. "Still gotta work on a lot of things, but as a team we're getting there". Read More »

LSU vs. Ole Miss: Key matchups, players to watch, numbers to know

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When asked by a caller to his radio show how far the Tigers could go with the "true grit" they showed in their rally from a 20-point deficit to beat No. The Rebels have three wideouts who coach Ed Orgeron expects to be high draft picks. The Rebels are coming off their first win in a month but looked awful in a pair of blowout losses to Alabama and Auburn. Read More »

Toyota's latest fuel cell concept puts a new spin on people movers

Both are powered by electricity, but they use Hydrogen as the fuel source rather than a large rechargeable battery. The Fine-Comfort Ride vehicle is a six-seater, and as the name suggests it looks pretty luxurious inside. The interior has a full range of equipment and the auto can achieve a cruising range of more than 600 miles (Japan JC08 test cycle). The concept is 4,830mm long x 1,950mm wide x 1,650 mm high and has a 3,450mm wheelbase. Read More »

Karim Benzema Very Happy At Real Madrid, Says His Agent

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Benzema only signed a new four-year deal at Real in September and his representative, Karim Djaziri, has quashed speculation of a move away from the Bernabeu. Patience is the key and we're now thinking about the next game."Benzema has scored just two goals in eight games in all competitions this season for Madrid, who host Eibar in LaLiga on Sunday". Read More »