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Bilic frustrated as no end in sight for Carroll injury

With that in mind, this weekend's game looks set to be a close-knit affair that could well be decided by which team dominates the key individual battles. Probably not. He needs more time and intensity in training. Bilic said on the injury-plagued star: "It was a very odd injury". I'm sure that it won't be a long, long time now. Read More »

Wenger insists he never contemplated selling Walcott

But despite believing Xhaka had been on the receiving end of a rough decision, Wenger said he would not contest the dismissal. "I think he's got seven now, that's quite encouraging". "None of us walk out of here feeling good, but we've had a good week of training and we can see some good things that happened", Bradley said. The 27 year old's two goals played a crucial part in that win, and he was keen to give props to the support and colleague Mesut Ozil for his spectacular ... Read More »

GST Council divided over cess on luxe goods


A senior commercial tax department official said the Centre would compensate the states for revenue loss under GST, if net collections fall below 14 percent growth compared to last fiscal. "We have virtually converged on a consensus". Jaitley said the Council would meet next on November 3-4. Meanwhile, speaking on the sidelines, Kerala Finance Minister indicated that there could be four slabs of GST rates set by the government. Read More »

New York Jets expected to start Geno Smith

Jets coach Todd Bowles announced that Smith will replace Ryan Fitzpatrick , who has compiled an 11-11 record as the Jets' starter over two seasons. Smith's first start will be against the Ravens , who got torched last week by Eli Manning and the Giants. Read More »

Offense choppy, Packers D gets to Giants in 23-16 win


Green Bay converted four third-down plays and scored on Rodgers' 2-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson , who stumbled out of his break but caught the ball while falling to the turf. Kenny Clark recovered for the Packers with 1:15 left at the Giants' 31. The Packers struck first with a 16-play, game-opening drive that consumed nearly nine minutes. Read More »

Darren Clarke: Europe still in good shape despite Ryder Cup defeat


The two traded birdies and stares all afternoon, with McIlroy turning to the crowd after rolling in a tough 40-footer at No. 8, pumping both fists and practically daring the gallery to boo. 'It is the first time with this many rookies since 2010 (when they won by a point at Celtic Manor) and you will see a lot of these rookies come back and play again next time. Read More »

Bradley makes losing start to life in Premier League

Leroy Fer gave the lead to S City in the 8 minute and then Liverpool scored two in the 54 and the 84 minute to make it 1-2 and win the match. And Wenger said it was the type of strike that showed why Ozil should be scoring more goals. Walcott came agonisingly close to completing his hat-trick after a defensive blunder, but his curled effort hit the inside of the post and stayed out. Read More »

Florida gets rescheduled for Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge


In the release , SEC commissioner Greg Sankey credited Florida with "making concessions to move this year's game to Baton Rouge". The matchup was originally scheduled to be played at Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but next month's contest will be played at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, giving the Tigers (3-2, 2-1 SEC) seven home games on the season. Read More »

5 reasons why Broncos will defeat Chargers on TNF

The ill-fated field goal attempt from last Sunday's devastating loss to the Raiders felt like a distant memory Thursday night. Ever the optimist, Philip Rivers has chosen to laugh to keep from crying as the pratfalls pile up for the San Diego Chargers, although he did seem misty-eyed as he tried to explain a particularly brutal collapse against New Orleans two weeks ago. Read More »

Oil Prices Fall After Data Showed September Supplies Rose

The International Energy Agency noted production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries hit a record high in September of 33.64 million barrels a day. "Opec has effectively abandoned its free market policy set in train almost two years ago". Algeria also called for non-OPEC oil producing nations to make similar commitments to an oil production freeze. Read More »

Pakistan announce 14-man squad for West Indies Test


Pakistan's batsman Babar Azam (R) prays after scoring a century during their 3rd ODI match against West Indies at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi Wednesday. Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood have been left out of the group that went to England this summer. Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Azhar Ali (vc), Younis Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam , Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Imran Khan, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali and Yasir ... Read More »

San Francisco 49ers to Enter Week 6 with Colin Kaepernick as Starter


Changes make sense. Currently, the Niners rank No. 30 in total yards (1,457) and dead last in yards per play (4.5). But Kelly said Kaepernick's protests, which are continuing, had no bearing on his choice. Kaepernick has seen the field just four more times during regular season play since then, coming in for one incomplete pass attempt before being shelved for the season in 2015, and running consecutive handoffs during the blowout season-opening win against the Los Angeles Rams this year. Read More »

Paul Pogba scored a 30-yarder for France just because he can


Lloris, who is preparing with Pogba to face the Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier on Monday, says United fans must be patient if they want to see the former Juventus man at his best. After Axel Witsel's long-range strike doubled Belgium's lead on 19 minutes, Benteke scored his second just before the break by tapping in Thomas Meunier's cross from six yards out. Read More »

Did LSU make the right call by firing Les Miles?

King Alexander ultimately nixed efforts to fire Miles. "At the same time, I understand this is a business". It seems Miles, who had a foot out the door last season, hurt himself when the Tigers lost to Wisconsin, and the final straw was losing to Auburn while scoring one touchdown. Read More »

First Thai Babies Born with Zika-Related Birth Defects

The virus, that is also carried by mosquitos, can cause a condition called microcephaly - a birth defect that causes a baby's head develop abnormally small as well as brain damage. It's important to note like the map above that there's a difference between the Zika "epidemic" sweeping South and Central America and the Caribbean ― for which officials issued a travel alert ― and the lower-level "endemic" in Southeast Asia, for which officials issued a travel consideration . Read More »

Blue Jays romp Rangers for Game 1 win


It is worth mentioning that Marco Estrada threw a gem for 8.1 innings, as he has been exceptional all year. This is a huge win for the Jays. Toronto starter J.A. He allowed seven runs (six earned) with three walks in just 3 1/3 innings. Tulowitzki blew the game wide open, but Ian Desmond, a shortstop-turned-outfielder, appeared to pull back his glove as he approached the warning track in center field. Read More »

The QB answer for 49ers is not on the roster


They were always going to tank this season, and it seems like it. Colin Kaepernick on the sidelines doing his thing, while Blaine Gabbert is doing his bad thing on the field. His preseason protest during the national anthem sparked a national debate and landed him on the cover of Time magazine, but his health and ineffective play in practice and the preseason kept him planted on the bench behind Gabbert. Read More »

Overtime sacks set tone for IU upset

Runningback Gerald Holmes appeared to have scored on second down, but, somewhat controversially, his knee was ruled to be down with the ball just shy of the goal line. Michigan State had a chance to add to the lead later in the first quarter, but Geiger had a 40-yard field-goal attempt blocked by in defensive end Patrick Dougherty. Read More »

Arnold Palmer funeral service


Palmer died September 25 at the age of 87 after complications from heart problems. Palmer's close friend Charlie Mechem opened the tributes to the golf legend, whose worldwide legion of followers was affectionately known as "Arnie's Army". Read More »

Cardinals, Niners look to bounce back from slow starts

He went 5-3 as a starter that year when Palmer went down with shoulder and knee injuries. On the play, a sack was split by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and defensive end Eugene Sims , and Palmer's head appeared to hit the turf. These are five reasons the 49ers should win Thursday night. Anything that's questionable, with respect to us, I'm not going to able to look at the Jumbotron to see it. Read More »

Why the UFC's special treatment of Conor McGregor is absurd


You can do that to someone who just entered the UFC now, but not with a guy that went undefeated for 10 years, not with a guy that was the first and only champion until he lost the belt in a 13-second situation, and earned his rematch, was fooled and it didn't happen. Read More »

Cleverly beats Braehmer by TKO for WBA belt, 2nd world title


To most knowledgeable boxing fans and readers would suggest that Braehmer has been holding his title hostage in Germany which i feel is a fair reflection. Nathan Cleverly: "It's great that this fight is finally happening". "Nathan is desperate to regain his World title and that makes him a risky man, " said Hearn. Read More »

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo will reportedly start versus Buffalo Bills

Both quarterbacks will see their opportunity to see valuable playing time during the regular season decrease when Brady returns to action. That was the worst case scenario for them before the season started. This game preview could be really short if we wanted it to be: If the Patriots win the turnover battle, they'll likely win. Going into Week 4 things get a little tricky as the Packers and Eagles have their bye week, giving us one less game to pick from. Read More »

Chiefs have been shaky against run heading into Pittsburgh


Chiefs defense - Overall (T11), Rush (T24), Pass (11). The previous time the Pittsburgh Steelers faced an Andy Reid-inspired offense, things didn't go so well. QB Alex Smith needs three completions to become fourth player in team history with 1,000 completions in Chiefs uniform. The Steelers will welcome RB Le'Veon Bell back from his 3-game suspension this Sunday, but should you be welcoming the high-cost runner into your DraftKings lineup? Pittsburgh's loss at Philadelphia was ... Read More »

Ozil agrees new Arsenal deal - after getting No 10 'guarantee'

The 27-year-old has since made quite an impression in the Premier League becoming a quick crowd favourite for Arsenal fans. With little less than two years left on his contract with the club, Arsenal are desperate to tie him down to a new a long term deal, and have been in talks with the German's advisers. Read More »

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has hairline knee fracture

Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning that Bryant did not yet have an MRI and "maybe" would get one later in the day. "We'll monitor him through the day". Bryant sustained the injury in the first quarter Sunday night versus the Bears and returned to action to catch his first touchdown later in the game. Read More »