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'Next year' is here! Cubs fans elated after World Series win


The Cubs took the lead early in the first inning and seemed in control of the game before nearly letting this one get away. But the Cubs eked out a victory in Game 5 . Several Cubs players can be seen on Twitter posing with the trophy on the team plane, including Dexter Fowler , Jorge Soler and John Lackey. It was a festive time for the Chicago fans as the team ended the long wait to wear the crown of the champion . Read More »

Puel in the dark about Southampton takeover talks

Inter beat Southampton in the first meeting between the sides last month but arrived in England in some disarray following the sacking of manager Frank de Boer this week, less than three months after his appointment. The Frenchman also expressed sympathy for Frank de Boer, who was sacked as Inter's coach on Tuesday, with youth team coach Stefano Vecchi set to take charge for the Europa League game at St Mary's. Read More »

Nick Foles to start at QB for Chiefs on Sunday


Foles filled in for Smith and threw two touchdowns. With that, Foles will earn his first start since previous year, when he was benched by the St. Louis Rams in favor of Case Keenum . On defense, I would make Nick Foles as uncomfortable as possible. Charles tore his right ACL in Week 5 last season. He's been placed on injured reserve, which means he will miss at least eight weeks. Read More »

Nishikori into final of Swiss Indoors

Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic also trailed by a set before winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 against qualifier Mischa Zverev of Germany. Nishikori fired an untouchable lob to save the first Muller match-point and aced his way out of trouble on the second to pull to 5-5. Read More »

McDavid, Matthews facing off for first time


McDavid had four shots on goal in almost 23 minutes. They're also bringing hope to frustrated fan bases across the continent - particularly north of the border, where some of the best talent is taking flight. Matthews is probably the most tantalizing player in the sport, and he had the top-selling jersey in the NHL's online store last month. Matthews, meanwhile, landed in Leafs Nation through the 2016 lottery and Toronto's 30th-place finish. Read More »

Vikings' Turner resigns, Shurmur promoted to off. coordinator

Turner's son, Scott, is the Vikings' quarterbacks coach, and will remain with the team. "I thank the Wilf family (owners) for my time here in Minnesota and want to see our players and coaches achieve success". But he also pointed out that the 2016 Vikings season is far from lost. Alex Boone was injured in Sunday's upset loss to the Bears. He must find a way to score points without an NFL-caliber feature back and with an offensive line that has been getting smoked on a weekly basis. Read More »

Ranieri heads 10 candidates for FIFA best coach award


Federation Internationale de Football Association has revealed the ten-man shortlist for their Mens' Coach Award 2016, and as unsurprisingly it is dominated by England, Spain and EURO 2016. The Spaniard helped Bayern win the domestic double in his final season in Munich and, following his summer switch to Manchester, his City side now top the Premier League table. Read More »

Legia Warsaw v Real Madrid Champions League preview


Ronaldo flew to Poland with the Madrid squad on Tuesday and trained that evening at the Stadion Wojska Polskiego, where the game will take place behind closed doors due to previous serious incidents involving Legia ultras. Bale let him dribble past and Varane failed to close him down before he stabbed a long strike under goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who should have done better. Read More »

Penn State fans may have watched QB of future


Penn State running back Saquon Barkley left Purdue breathless, totaled 277 yards of offense, including the longest run of his career, in a 62-24 victory Saturday . McSorley completed 8 of 14 first-half passes for 162 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted once, which set up a third-quarter TD. McSorley and Barkley gave Penn State the flawless mix of passing and running, helping the Nittany Lions amass 511 yards of offense. Read More »

Leicester will not risk Slimani in Copenhagen


Yet, Leicester's European form has been in stark contrast to their domestic performances as they struggled to adjust to wearing the English champions' crown. "I think it will be a very good battle tomorrow". "Everything is in our hands and we can write a new chapter in the Leicester story". It's important to concentrate because Copenhagen are well organised. Read More »

Man City v Barcelona


Sergio Aguero looked to have gotten back to his best as he was lights out in front of net and he will need to be ready to take any opportunity he may have on Tuesday. It's then, in 2017, when Pep Guardiola will have had sufficient time to understand his City side and thrust upon them his tactical blueprints. Messi and Barca are in England for tonight's Champions Leaguec clash with Manchester City, with the Argentinian genius looking to maintain his 100 per cent record at the Etihad . Read More »

Jalen Hurd Transfer: 5 Landing Spots for Tennessee RB


He ran for 451 yards and averaged just 3.7 yards per carry while working behind a line that has been hampered by injuries. But he has just four tackles this season, and observers noted that Kongbo had taken all references to Tennessee out of his Twitter bio . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo must win the Ballon d'Or, says Sir Alex Ferguson


Talking to reporters, Sir Alex Ferguson said: "I cannot think of anyone better to lift the trophy Ballon d'Or ". Instead, Ferguson believes former United winger Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the prize. He told French newspaper L'Equipe : 'I said on RMC, 'We will not have it, it will not be for us this year. "I said that while explaining that Ronaldo would have if it was essentially based on the best of the year". Read More »

Cubs through to first World Series in over 70 years


He was in such command that when manager Joe Maddon walked out to remove him after Reddick's hit, Cubs fans booed loudly. "We've got four more big ones to go, but to be out there in the ninth inning, and hear it get louder and louder, and see the flashes going off, it was unbelievable". Read More »

Cincinnati and Washington Tie in London

I have thought long and hard about whether the city of London should have an NFL franchise as this topic has been talked about for a long time and after watching the NFL games in London on TV for the last 2-3 years, I am now convinced that creating a London NFL Franchise would bring positive benefits to both the city of London and the NFL. Read More »

Cibulkova upsets Kerber to win WTA Finals title


Cibulkova , the Australian Open finalist in 2014, did not wobble until the final game, when she double-faulted on her first match point and saw two others slip away. "In the first match I played against Angelique (this week), that match gave me confidence that I could beat her", Cibulkova said. "This year for us is just fantastic", Vesnina said. Read More »

Spurs Humble Warriors on Opening Day

To make matters worst , preseason MVP favorite Kawhi Leonard put up 35 points and made 14 free throws, and I guess LaMarcus Aldridge (26 points, 14 rebounds) didn't get the memo that he was supposed to be useless against Draymond and the Warriors . Read More »

Channel Europe form into EPL, says Ranieri

If Leicester can keep up this form, and the likes of Mahrez , Jamie Vardy and Slimani can provide the threat to supplement the defensive resilience that won the Premier League, then there may be plenty of sides they can trouble. Now our training sessions are Premier League and Champions League . In doing so, they became only the fifth side to achieve a 100% record after three games in their debut campaign after AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain, Juventus and Malaga. Read More »

Ronald Koeman says Toffees' personalities need to step up


Ronald Koeman is open to the prospect of signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United next year, claiming that the Englishman still has a lot to offer in the top flight. I'm prepared to get in tough times and also prepared for how we started the season, because that's football. "We have really experienced players, we have young players and I think in the age of the players, we have a really good balance in the team". Read More »

West Brom v Manchester City guide

That represents the worst run of Guardiola's managerial career and City's worst set of results since 2008. "They are struggling at the moment, from what everybody tells me", Pulis said sarcastically, referencing that City is still first in the Premier League after nine games. Read More »

Woman's attempt to prove lottery point to husband teaches $1 million lesson


Their other option would have been 20 yearly payments of $50,000, but Glenda was concerned that she would not live that long, due to health issues. She already has plans for what she'll do with the winnings. She said she plans to buy a home with the money and set up college funds for her two granddaughters. "It'll be paid for and I don't have to worry about that no more", Blackwell said. Read More »

Rikard Karlberg takes 1-shot lead in China in HSBC debut


Dou, a graduate of the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf Program, will make his second appearance at the WGC tournament. Starting on the back nine at Sheshan International, Knox opened with four straight pars before firing birdies on the next four holes to move within a shot of the early lead shared by Sweden's Rikard Karlberg and the American pair of Rickie Fowler and Daniel Berger. Read More »

Jets place Geno Smith on injured reserve


In the second quarter, Smith was sacked and had his leg twisted awkwardly. An MRI on Monday revealed the severity of the injury, and a second examination on Tuesday apparently confirmed the torn ACL, which will end Smith's season. "If you've got a right knee injury keeping you out of the game", the Hall of Famer wrote, "why are you standing on the sideline the entire 2nd half?" Smith responded on Twitter later Sunday night. Read More »

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko charged by FA over elbow on Bournemouth's Harry Arter


Spurs can appeal the charge, and have until 1800 on Tuesday to do so, but according to the BBC , Mauricio Pochettino has now confirmed that they will choose to accept the charge. I'm not one to hold grudges. "We have a big four games, Liverpool, Leicester, Leverkusen and Arsenal ". "He (Sissoko) was in our plans to play but now we need to change a little". Read More »

Jets to honor Dennis Byrd before Ravens game


Smith did come into last week's game against the Cardinals, going 4-for-6 with 31 yards, but he also threw an interception. Nick Folk, though, gave the Jets the lead for good with a 22-yard field goal. Forte did most of the damage, piling up 101 yards on 30 carries. It was also Smith's first start since the 2014 season finale at Miami, where he threw for 358 yards and three TDs while compiling a ideal 158.3 quarterback rating in a 37-14 win. Read More »

Cubs could get Schwarber back if they reach World Series


But the Cubs slugger has reportedly progressed so well in his rehab that there's talk he may be added to the World Series roster, if the team advances. Schwarber has been rehabbing since his surgery in April, preparing to return for 2017 spring training. Though Schwarber has been participating in baseball activities with the Cubs as part of his rehabilitation, Schwarber and Cubs vice president Theo Epstein have repeatedly ruled him out for a return to the Cubs no matter how deep they go in ... Read More »

His team's got bite, but Francona loses tooth with chew

Graham] thinks it's healing really good". Carlos Santana ... Jason Kipnis ... "If we knew we'd be doing it", he said. Under Francona's leadership, that only made them more unsafe. The Indians won it all in 1920 and 1948, losing in 1954, 1995 and 1997. Tomlin swings the bat well for a pitcher. Miller struck out Kevin Pillar and Melvin Upton Jr. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Boss Expects More From Paul Pogba

But Jose Mourinho's side stopped them from scoring and Smalling wasn't overly impressed with the Merseysiders. And they had to settle for just a point as they ultimately failed to penetrate United's organised and resolute back-line, though it was a point that puts them just two off table-topping Manchester City . Read More »

Doug Martin has setback, out Week 7 for fantasy owners

If the 49ers defense can't keep such a depleted Tampa Bay offense off the scoreboard, they may need to make some wholesale changes immediately after the game heading into the bye week. Rodgers had career highs of 30 carries and 101 yards in the win at Carolina, and the Bucs have signed veteran Antone Smith to add experience with rookie Peyton Barber as the only other backup. Read More »

AFCON: Ghana have the quality to excel - Agyemang Badu


The heavyweight duo will be favourites to advance from Group C , but face a hard foe in DR Congo, who have Premier League players Yannick Bolasie from Everton and Hull City's Dieumerci Mbokani. Being grouped with Ghana offers Egypt yet another chance to avenge one of their most humiliating results, a 6-1 thrashing by the Black Stars in a 2014 World Cup qualifier. Read More »