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Game 163: Cubs & Brewers battle for the NL Central title Monday

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The loser will host the NL wild-card game Tuesday vs. the loser of the Colorado-Los Angeles Dodgers tiebreaker in the NL West. The loser then travels to Wrigley or Miller Park for the wild-card game. Because it's not a must-win game, Maddon said his bullpen managing will be dictated nearly entirely on which team gets an early lead and by how much. Read More »

Earl Thomas suffers broken leg, flips off sideline

This is just about the last thing any Seattle Seahawks fan wants to hear- the last remnant of the legendary Legion of Boom is being taken of the field with an air cast on his left leg. The Seahawks, who lost star safety Earl Thomas to a leg injury in the fourth quarter, are 2-2. The Seahawks countered by standing pat, apparently risking losing Thomas at the end of the 2018 season without any real compensation, or worse, losing him earlier with an injury. Read More »

Team Europe win Ryder Cup 2018

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The last one set off a wild, champagne-soaked celebration. They did that a lot to us. Next year's Presidents Cup will be played months after the finish of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, at Royal Melbourne in Australia, so Woods will have more time to space out his schedule. Read More »

ATP Shenzhen: Fernando Verdasco downs Andy Murray. De Minaur advances

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Murray recently returned to competitive action, having been out since Wimbledon past year due to a hip injury. Norrie, the world number 73, was beaten 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 by an opponent ranked nearly 100 places below him. The 31-year-old has seen his world ranking drop to 311 due to the persistent hip problems that necessitated surgery. After losing in the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open, Murray decided that it was best not to play his scheduled final tournament of the year. Read More »

Unai Emery wants Piotr Zielinski to replace Aaron Ramsey

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Meanwhile, Watford manager Javi Gracia hailed the "amazing saves" which denied Deeney and Gray in the second half. "I don't think he's particularly anxious about moving [this summer] because as of January he can sign a pre-contract with any club outside of England as Emre Can did with Juventus and move next summer for free when the fee that would be demanded for him now - £35m to £40m - would be paid to him in wages as a signing on fee". Read More »

Thomas Bjørn vows to fulfil Ryder Cup tattoo promise after stunning win

Finau took to the Ryder Cup from the moment he dispatched the first drive on Friday morning. We are cross nations. "Get out there and do all the right things, and this is not over till you've got the points on the board". "We obviously didn't win the cup". It's a group that believes in themselves and what they stand for and they carry the torch on for what the European Ryder Cup team is all about. Read More »

Tiebreakers to Decide NL Central, NL West

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The loser will host the NL wild-card game Tuesday vs. the loser of the Colorado-Los Angeles Dodgers tiebreaker in the NL West. It's the first time in Major League Baseball history there have been two tiebreaker games on the same day. The victor celebrates a National League Central title and prepares to open the playoffs on Thursday as a No. 1 seed. Jack Flaherty (8-9) cruised into the third inning with a 2-0 lead and retired the first two batters, but the next six hitters reached, ... Read More »

Europe hold off tense USA fightback for Ryder Cup triumph

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He downplayed his impact on the European team on a number of occasions Sunday, saying: "It's not about the individual but the group". They played 14 holes in 1 over in the foursomes portion of the event and never saw the 15th. American Jordan Spieth was blown out 5&4 by the lowest-ranked player on the European team, Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark. Jon Rahm birdied the hard 17th to beat Tiger Woods 2 and 1-Woods finishes this Ryder Cup 0-4 and is now 0-7-1 in his last two Ryder Cup ... Read More »

Torres, Yanks break single-season home run record

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I've never seen it happen before", Stanton said. "They've got some kind of magic, man, coming to the jungle". The best-of-five series will kick off Friday, with the second game the next day. 'That was cool for me, ' Stanton said. When it came to the rest of the Yankees' scoring Friday night, Sanchez got things going in the third, when he crushed a 446-foot shot over the Green Monster. Read More »

5 defensive Dolphins to watch against the Patriots

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This is the National Football League, and you're not going to play your best every week. Inactives for each game are reported 90 minutes before kickoff, and Gordon's name was not on the Patriots' list, meaning he'll at least be in uniform for the 1 p.m. Read More »

Sergio Garcia drains dagger birdie putt to halt Team USA comeback

Mickelson joined Woods in heading home pointless. Holding a four-point lead to begin the day, Europe responded by winning the singles, 7.5-4.5. We just have to tip our caps. Woods really didn't perform all that bad in Paris , but so much went into career win No. 80 at East Lake. "Let's be honest - the European side played some exquisite golf", Mickelson said. Read More »

Spurs without Eriksen for Huddersfield trip

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Pochettino must take on Huddersfield without goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, who are injured, so Paulo Gazzaniga starts. Mauricio Pochettino is ready for an altogether different kind of challenge next week when Tottenham face Barcelona in the Champions League . Read More »

Report Reveals What The Steelers Want For RB Le’Veon Bell

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At this point, it's unclear how the All Pro would be welcomed back into the Steelers' locker room anyway, and there are concerns as to whether he is anything close to game shape, as well. Some teams have inquired about Bell, while others are mulling whether to make a move, but none has been aggressive so far, according to sources. For Bell to be traded, he would have to essentially agree to the transaction by signing his $14.54 million franchise tender with the team. Read More »

Mourinho is losing the dressing room as Man Utd hammered and humiliated

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Manchester United continued its dismal form this campaign and was dealt with its latest credibility blow on Saturday as Jose Mourinho's side lost 3-1 to West Ham . "To play him as a second striker and trying just to cover the area of [Declan] Rice would be much easier for him and at the same time, I feel that we need quality on the ball building up from the back and Scott McTominay has that quality with the ball". Read More »

Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois happy to deny Diego Costa for Atletico draw

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Real Madrid have already flown to Russian Federation as they try to get in extra preparation for their Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night. He played very well when the team was more balanced and playing better in the second half. "But we were far superior to Atletico Madrid , in the end of first half and entire second half". Read More »

Jim Furyk praises Europe after United States lose Ryder Cup

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas valiantly kept the US afloat but Furyk's misfiring team require a miracle on Sunday. "That's 4 points to their side and none to our side". But that proved merely the scene-setter for Garcia, who settled it on the 17th by draining a superb, sliding 20-footer for a birdie to send the packed galleries ballistic. Read More »

Jameis Winston returns to work, Bucs not saying if he’s starter

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His 11 touchdown passes through the first three games of a season are the third most in history. Hope everybody can appreciate that it doesn't do us any good to tell our opponents what we're going to do. Head coach Dirk Koetter said Monday night after Fitzpatrick almost led the Buccaneers to a comeback in a 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that he needs to speak to Winston before sharing his decision. Read More »

Ashley Young insists Manchester United must bounce back against Valencia

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The linesman made that mistake and we were punished. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said the club face some "big decisions" over the manager's future after the listless display in the capital. While Manuel Pellegrini's men deserved their victory, Mourinho was in no mood to give the opposition credit, blaming the officials for West Ham's opener and third goal. Read More »

Duke Basketball: Coach K had dinner with USA Ryder Cup Team

Paris is known as the "City of Light", but U.S. is facing dark times after Europe edged to a commanding 10-6 lead heading into Sunday's final singles session at the Ryder Cup . So history is stacked against the Americans, and so is their current form, after a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes and ill-timed disappearances that have offered little indication that they're about to stage a comeback for the ages. Read More »

Dominant Juventus now Europe's best with Cristiano - Inzaghi

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Ronaldo began slowly but has started to find his feet, scoring three goals in two games before last night's win. Roma finished the first half 3-0 thanks to Turkish Cengiz Under, who scored first with a left-footed shot from 20 meters away in the 2nd minute, Pastore in the 28th minute, and Stephan El Shaarawy in the 35th minute and finally Aleksandar Kolarov scored in the 87th minute. Read More »

Paul Merson predicts where Man United will finish this season

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West Ham humbled Man United at the London Stadium in the early kick-off on Saturday, piling even more pressure on manager José Mourinho. The hierarchy at Old Trafford have to take action, say former Manchester United stars Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes , after the club suffered their worst start to a Premier League season with the 3-1 defeat at West Ham yesterday. Read More »

Penn State's Juwan Johnson Made An Unbelievable One-Handed Catch

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Beating Penn State, OSU's main competition in the Big Ten East, gives the Buckeyes a clear path to the Playoff. But just like previous year, when J.T. OSU then forced a PSU punt, but was backed inside its own 5-yard line. When Ohio State punted on its next two possessions, PSU had the chance to add onto its lead before halftime. Read More »

Benjamin Mendy: Pep Guardiola speaks to left-back over lateness

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Pep Guardiola is reportedly "furious" with Benjamin Mendy's lack of professionalism after the full-back turned up three hours later for a therapy session. However, Kevin de Bruyne is expected to return to training in the next few days. Coach Pep GUARDIOLA later admitted that AGUERO has been struggling with fitness issues lately. Read More »

Arsenal's Unai Emery urges Aaron Ramsey to prove quality amid contract stand-off

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Contract talks between Arsenal and midfielder Aaron Ramsey have collapsed, a source has told ESPN FC, raising the prospect of the Wales global leaving on a free transfer next summer. 'He did that on Wednesday and today also - and against Vorskla. "I am sure the best for us and the best for him is to take this opportunity to do the best performance each match . Read More »

Jorginho: Amazing Hazard the best player I've played with

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Not only will the two XIs that we can expect to take to the Stamford Bridge pitch in the upcoming league game be starkly different to those that started the cup fixture, we can probably also expect to see a real shift in tactical outlook from both managers. Read More »

ESPN’s College GameDay returns to Happy Valley for Penn State

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Penn State then marched 60 yards over 11 plays as Trace McSorley completed a 3rd and 12 pass to Juwan Johnson for a touchdown inside the red zone. But, Penn State's going to take chances - that's the potential of this offense. "We can't second-guess each other; we just have to go out there and play ball". Read More »

We Showed Efficiency - Unai Emery Praises Arsenal After Win Over Watford

He has waited for his moment and it's arriving'. I want to have also the best preparation for him, for his mentality and his quality, to give us our best performance to help us to win. It was Arsenal's seventh consecutive win in all competitions, and second straight 2-0 win in the Premier League after beating Everton by the same score last weekend. Read More »

Europe makes strong start to day two at Ryder Cup

But then that would be pointing all the blame in one direction, and this really had only so much to do with either the Englishman or the Italian. "Just pretty (ticked) off, the fact that I lost three matches and didn't feel like I played poorly". Read More »

Newcastle United v Leicester City

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It's believed Peter Kenyon, who also spent time at Chelsea, is working with a NY based capital management firm on the bid. "It means he cares". "I have not spoken to Mike Ashley today, but if he is around it is positive", he toldBBC Sport. Read More »

Barty through to Wuhan semi-finals

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WUHAN , Sept 28 ― Ashleigh Barty beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 5-7 6-4 to reach the semi-finals at the Wuhan Open yesterday, but she was made to work hard for victory after surviving a mid-match scare. The Dane has not won a trophy since lifting the Eastbourne title in June. Barty didn't allow Kerber any momentum as she denied the world number three the chance to narrow the gap on the top ranking held by Simona Halep , who lost her opening match. Read More »

West Ham United vs. Manchester United - Football Match Report

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Mourinho's position is under the spotlight after a draw with Wolves and the Carabao Cup exit to Championship side Derby County was followed up with a dire defeat at the London Stadium . United lacked ideas, looked confused defensively and once again fell woefully short of expectations. But he did admit defensive errors were to blame for Yarmolenko's shot looping into the top corner off Lindelof just before half-time. Read More »

Whitewash! Europe sweep foursomes to stun United States and lead 5-3

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But it was not just the points tally that will have sent European captain Thomas Bjorn off to dinner on a high, but the crushing nature of the victories as the home team's clean ball striking enabled them to deal much better with the strong wind that developed through the afternoon as numerous big-name Americans fell apart. Read More »

Dominant Europe Takes Control of the Ryder Cup as U.S. Struggles

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Paired with Woods instead of Jordan Spieth-who was paired successfully with Reed in 2014 and 2016-Reed has been uncharacteristically subdued. Europe will send out the same pairings it did Friday, when it swept the afternoon foursomes . But they boast no-one quite like Garcia. McIlroy was the only player in this morning's matches not to card a single birdie. And it was McIlroy that hit one of the shots of the day. Read More »