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One ace standing: Nats' Scherzer to face Dodgers in Game 5

The Dodgers used starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw on short rest , gambling on a strong effort with Los Angeles facing elimination, and the move paid off despite early trouble. "If we had that outlook, we're probably packing up our lockers and going home today". So he entered the dark alley of a seventh inning in October - where Kershaw's legacy has been mugged before - with a 5-2 lead. Read More »

Bale to extend Real contract to 2022

Real Madrid have announced Germany worldwide Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension with the Spanish giants, keeping him at the club until June 2022. German publication Bild had previously revealed that the player was close to agreeing the new deal, which makes him the highest paid German footballer ever. Read More »

Gaudreau re-signs with Flames


As a rookie, Gaudreau was second on the Flames in points with 24 goals and 40 assists in 80 games. The Flames announced on Monday that the club and Gaudreau have agreed to a six-year contract extension. "The way he's being compensated is for who he is and what we think he can get to", Treliving continued. He's a good player and is just 23 years-old. Read More »

Samardzija struggles, Giants lose 5-2 to Cubs in Game 2


The Giants arrived here as the battle-tested wizards of October, having won championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In fact, they've not even played in the World Series since 1945. One bright spot: Samardzija was pulled for pinch hitter Gregor Blanco in the top of the third. Brandon Belt's sacrifice fly cut the Cubs' lead to 4-2. Read More »

How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

To put it in the nicest terms I can muster, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lack the attributes I want in a commander in chief. Trump , the Republican presidential nominee, has proposed a 15 percent tax rate on business income - whether it's generated by a large, multinational corporation, a mom-and-pop grocery or a private-equity fund. Read More »

Vikings RT Andre Smith to have triceps surgery, go on IR

Clemmings has started the past three games at left tackle in place of Kalil. Jeremiah Sirles has stepped in for Smith, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft by Cincinnati. "There's a lot of carry over from the stuff I did with him when I was in Miami", Long said. With all that trauma at tackle, the Vikings made the call to Long last week after Smith's injury. Read More »

Hamilton attributes disastrous race start to wheelspin


Mercedes sealed their third consecutive constructors' title on Sunday, but Hamilton did not hang around for the celebrations. "I think it will go to the end". As the race wore on Hamilton kept reducing the gap on Verstappen, and there was even a near-overtaking manoeuvre in the penultimate lap, but Verstappen held firm and it was Rosberg who was grinning from ear to ear, as he increased the lead at the top to 33 points. Read More »

Arsène Wenger says he's hungrier now for Arsenal success than in 1996


For this reason we must be humble and understand the moment and that we need to work a lot to improve and change our story. "It is always a team game rather than individuals". 'As a team we didn't answer anything the manager asked of us, we have to be honest with ourselves and put more attention on the small details. Chelsea have slipped to eighth place in the table, which has led to widespread questions about the team's ability to challenge for honours under Conte this season. Read More »

Jays' Liriano hospitalized after taking line drive near head

The last two days those two gave up 12 runs (11 earned) in 8 1/3 innings and allowed five home runs. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Talk about a 1-2-3 punch for the Toronto Blue Jays in these playoffs. Liriano was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after he was struck in the back of the head/neck by a Carlos Gomez line drive in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday. Read More »

U.S. eyeing FIFA World Cup in rare Cuba trip

Regular goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Guzan were given the game off. That led to a counter-attack from Cuba that almost resulted in a goal - Maikel Reyes hitting the post from 10 yards away. The a little more than a month away from facing Mexico in World Cup qualifying , the biggest match the Americans will play between now and the World Cup , and Friday's friendly will serve as a flawless opportunity for a dress rehearsal with that match in mind. Read More »

Blue Jays romp over Rangers in ALDS opener

Bautista added a 425-foot blast in the ninth inning, and the Blue Jays slugger seemed to deliberately drop the bat softly near home plate after his second homer of this postseason. Darvish had a 4.40 ERA in September, but on the other hand, he allowed one run or fewer in three of five starts. Then the wheels started to come off. Read More »

Brazil and Neymar outclass Bolivia with dazzling display


When Dunga was coach, the squad wasn't among the top four in South America's qualifying standings - each of which is worth an automatic place at the World Cup in Russian Federation. It was also a third consecutive victory from 3 games for new manager Tite, who was appointed after the sacking of Dunga in June. And Angel Guillermo Hoyos has also had a positive early impact. Read More »

Dalton providing suitable encore in all areas except TDs

Jason Garrett is still the Dallas head coach and they're running his offense. "Now it's time to really see guys take leaps and bounds forward". The Bengals will likely play it cautious with their star tight end, as they know he can be a major factor for the team if they find themselves in tight playoff race toward the end of the regular season. Read More »

Phil Mickelson: 'Arnold Palmer was my model on and off the course'


He had a way of making you feel, very much like you belong there. "Muff, I will raise my glass and toast your life tonight my friend, and hope to be reunited for another round together in time". Gary Player remembers the many traits of Arnold Palmer: A fiercely competitive golfer who had a "slashing, dashing" style and didn't know when he was beaten. Read More »

Family, friends gather to remember 6-year-old shot at school

The 10th Judicial Circuit announced Monday night that there was an additional student who had been injured. Hall's son was playing in the school yard on September 28 at Townville Elementary School when a teen, suspected of having just killed his father , allegedly opened fire, striking the 6-year-old, another student and a teacher. Read More »

Truex dominates at Dover for 2nd Chase victory of season


Winning for a fourth time this season, a second time at Dover and the seventh time in his career, Truex was without peer after a pit road mistake on Lap 279 of 400 knocked Johnson off the lead lap and out of contention. "There wasn't much we could do", Larson told the media after the race. We were pretty terrible at the start of the season but then got a win at MI to lock ourselves in the Chase. Read More »

Peterson, Bradford banged up behind leaky offensive line

Depending on he severity of the tear, Peterson could miss anywhere from two weeks to three months , though Zimmer didn't rule out Peterson playing against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. I can't say it any simpler than that. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata would split snaps like they did in 2014, when Peterson played only one game after the National Football League banned him following child abuse charges he faced in Texas. Read More »

Eagles player Bradham charged with having gun at airport


It sounds like common sense, but according to TMZ Sports , Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham joined the likes of Dwight Howard, Vikings offensive lineman Andre Smith, and boxer Robert Guerrero to get caught with a loaded gun at the airport. Read More »

Tennessee Beats Georgia On Last Second Josh Dobbs Hail Mary


Jennings is listed in the media guide at 6-foot-3, 201 pounds. He leaped above the scrum to make the catch, and then landed on his back as everyone on the Tennessee bench charged the field to celebrate. You could say that the 20 yards of penalties Georgia surrendered after the touchdown moved the Vols into position to thrust the dagger into Bulldog Nation's heart. Read More »

Tomas Berdych retains Shenzhen Open title


The top-seeded Czech converted four of 10 break chances in beating his Brazilian opponent. After being forced to miss the US Open due to appendicitis, Berdych has hit top form quickly on his return to action, reaching the semi-finals in St. Read More »

Winners and Losers from Week 5 of College Football

Clemson has a school record, 18-game home win streak dating back to its 2013 loss at Death Valley to No. 3 Florida State. Saturday's college football schedule is short on marquee matchups and high stakes showdowns. "They brought pressure and Lamar knew where he needed to go with the ball", Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said. A battle of clashing styles often leads to some of the most intriguing games, and with the victor of this game getting the early edge in the Pac-12 North it ... Read More »

Van Aanholt secures Sunderland's second point of EPL

Certainly goalscorer Patrick van Aanholt - who was introduced for the injured Jan Kirchhoff - seized his chance to show what he can do in a more advanced role. Salomon Rondon wasted two decent chances to nick a victor in injury time for Tony Pulis' side, but it would have been harsh on the home outfit, who picked up a much-needed point. Read More »

Farrell says Porcello will start Game 1, then Price


They also secured home-field advantage for Wednesday's wild card game, during which they'll face either the Cardinals or the Giants. Dodgers at Giants , 3:05 p.m. However, if you lose now you're playing from behind. Trevor Bauer will start Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The Indians will host Games 1 and 2 of the ALDS on Thursday, Oct. Read More »

Dak Prescott: Prescott stays sharp in Week 4


The Cowboys (3-1) capped that drive with a go-ahead touchdown run by Ezekiel Elliott , giving them a 21-17 lead with 1:08 remaining. Dallas lost four straight games without Romo and Bryant early last season after the first of Romo's two broken left collarbones. Read More »

With a win there for the taking, 49ers can't overcome adversity


Simply put Davis can not afford to give Beasley, who's Chris Wesseling rates as the No. 10 slot receiver in the league, the same amount of room if San Francisco are to have hope of stopping the passing attack. I think they will load the box to stop Elliot, but with marginal success overall. This would be a big blow for the Cowboys because Bryant is the teams best receiver and Smith is their best offensive linemen. Read More »

McIlroy, Pieters trying to ride European momentum

The American pair have stormed out to a 5-up lead after eight holes, with Johnson's putting leading the way. As a reigning major champion Willett might have been expected to play in the opening session with Westwood an obvious partner but Clarke insisted he had not had a change of heart due to the week's events, nor was he concerned about the Englishman's state of mind. Read More »

Clemson-Louisville highlights trio of top 10 matchups


Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson under center give the Tigers and Cardinals, respectively, two talented playmakers and Heisman contenders. Jackson's hopes of taking home the Heisman don't disappear either. Tennessee beat Georgia 38-31 past year to end a five-game losing streak to the Bulldogs, but the Vols are searching for their first win in Athens since 2006. Read More »

Roy Keane: Why I still have doubts about Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham did the double over City past year when Manuel Pellegrini was in charge of the Manchester club. The team is the ( England ) national team, with (Eric) Dier, (Dele) Alli, Harry Kane , (Kyle) Walker. "But we're going to wait and work with (them) and as soon as possible come back". On De Bruyne and Kompany, Pep said: "We have ten days [after Spurs] which will help us - we need a lot of them back". Read More »

Dez Bryant to have MRI for knee injury suffered early in win

Bryant missed five games last season because of a broken right foot suffered in the season opener, and the Cowboys shut him down for the final two games of the season. So why have the Cowboys waited this long to get an answer, or at least share an answer? The Cowboys obviously need Bryant, but it's not in the same way that they needed him last season. Read More »

Trevor Siemian brings leadership, legitimacy, 'gusto' to Broncos' offense

The Broncos kicked a field goal. They were unable to amount a drive to score. However, from there, Siemian and company would go on to absolutely light it up, putting up 26 points. Their offensive line was allowing a lot of pressure on Siemian, especially from right tackle Ty Sambrailo. Those shifts open the Broncos up for some awkward plays, including one by the Bengals that led the team to go up over the Broncos early on. Read More »

Johnny Miller: European Ryder Cup team is worst in years

It's always great to be involved in the Ryder Cup . Points: Europe needs 14 points to retain the cup. There's always a jockeying going on as to who's favourite and who's the underdog. "I think our experience is really going to help us". The Americans have been meticulous in their preparations for the 41st edition of the biennial competition and appear to have several factors in their favour as they strive to end a remarkable run by the Europeans over the past two decades. Read More »

LeBron James speaks out on anthem intentions


Many were hoping James would join in with the form of protest staged by National Football League star Kaepernick, who said he will not stand "to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people". I'm not up here saying all kids are great or all adults are great, because they're not. James posted images referencing the police shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown in 2014, and he, Wade and their then-Miami Heat teammates, posed in hoodies after the killing ... Read More »

Jets Claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Off Waivers


Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa's second-round pick in 2014, is still subject to discipline by the NFL. Sgt. Steve Gaskins said Seferian-Jenkins was charged with DUI and violation of an ignition interlock device restriction from an arrest in Washington in 2013. Read More »

West Ham at rock bottom, says Noble


Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The Hammers sit third from bottom in the Premier League - and are struggling to impress the fans at the London Stadium. Accrington have lost only one away match this season and the 11/2 chalked by in favour of the contest ending one apiece can not be discounted. Read More »