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Sport Andrew Fifita turns back on Australia, defects to Tonga for RLWC
Author: 0 Andrew Fifita turns back on Australia, defects to Tonga for RLWC

It will be Fifita's first time representing Tonga, while brother David played for them on one occasion in 2016 and is a strong chance of being a selected once again. Unhappy with how the situation was handled, Taumalolo will instead represent Tonga at the World Cup. "I see with the new global rule change an opportunity to represent both Tonga and NZ throughout my career, I have and will always be proud to wear the Kiwis jersey".

Sport National Football League quarterback Cam Newton under fire for sexist remark
Author: 0 National Football League quarterback Cam Newton under fire for sexist remark

The comment did not seem to be malicious; rather, Newton seemed to actually find the idea of a female reporter asking about football Xs and Os amusing. Newton made a decision to preface his answer with a freakish "joke" about the hilarity of a female asking about route running. "He's being condescending to a reporter doing her job".

Sport World Cup bid committee narrows list of potential host cities to 32
Author: 0 World Cup bid committee narrows list of potential host cities to 32

Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto are each home to a Major League Soccer franchise, while Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium has hosted 19 men's national team matches since 1980. The following cities from the original list of 41 were not selected: Birmingham, Alabama; Cleveland; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Florida; New Orleans; Ottawa, Ontario; Pittsburgh; Regina, Saskatchewan; and San Antonio.

Sport GOP leaders says no action on gun legislation
Author: 0 GOP leaders says no action on gun legislation

Police said they had no information about Paddock's motive, and that he had no criminal record and was not believed to be connected to any militant group. Many Democrats, including Sen. Murphy, a Democratic senator, has always been a proponent of stricter gun laws. But the general public is much more divided on the NRA.

Sport Warriors Make History in Annual NBA General Manager Survey
Author: 0 Warriors Make History in Annual NBA General Manager Survey

Seven percent said the Cavs would win it all. The GMs polled also picked Golden State as the team who's most fun to watch, and chose Oracle Arena's home-court advantage as the NBA's best. Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was the top vote-getter at 24 percent. New York's Kristaps Porzingis came in second with 14 percent of the vote. The annual survey of NBA general managers conducted by NBA.com's John Schumann is here again, and the results aren't exactly surprising.

Sport Microsoft Acquires Virtual Reality Social Platform
Author: 0 Microsoft Acquires Virtual Reality Social Platform

Today Microsoft held a media event dedicated to its nascent Windows Mixed Reality platform , during which they unveiled the new free-to-play "experience", Halo Recruit . With dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays , the Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers more vibrant colors, and deeper blacks, providing crisper, more lifelike images.

Sport Off-duty SDPD officer who helped wounded during shooting shares story
Author: 0 Off-duty SDPD officer who helped wounded during shooting shares story

Two members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department were hit by gunfire - one in the elbow, one in the thigh - and both are being transferred to Los Angeles-area hospitals, the department said. Andrew Dahring, former staff at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and current personnel at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor's office, was among those injured, according to LASD officials.

Sport Premier League to decide on new TV money plan
Author: 0 Premier League to decide on new TV money plan

They also have the form of Marouane Fellaini - once booed by United fans - to be thankful for. So far this season they have looked every bit the title contenders they were built up to be. Ander Herrera has endured a frustrating start to the season, but you would not know it listening to him talk. They didn't pick up a single win , losing at Chelsea , Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, alongside only managing one goal on their travels.

Sport Harry Kane is worth more than £198million Neymar, insists Tony Gale
Author: 0 Harry Kane is worth more than £198million Neymar, insists Tony Gale

When asked about other potential contenders for the crown, Guardiola appeared to aim a dig at Spurs by suggesting that they were reliant on Kane's goals . The England global has been in terrific form this season, scoring 11 goals in nine matches for Mauricio Pochettino's outfit and he has been heralded as world class by many observers.

Sport D-backs starters on wild-card roster, Rockies go with 3
Author: 0 D-backs starters on wild-card roster, Rockies go with 3

The two teams met in the playoffs for the first time in 2007 NLCS, when the Rockies swept the Diamondbacks . Both teams commanded impressive records given that both teams have new managers at the helm this season and no one thought they'd be hot so soon.

Sport NBA GMs expect Lonzo Ball to win Rookie of the Year
Author: 0 NBA GMs expect Lonzo Ball to win Rookie of the Year

Ball , drafted second overall out of UCLA, received 62 percent of the preseason votes, while Philadelphia's Ben Simmons - the top pick in 2016 who sat all of last season with injury - received 24 percent. Also receiving votes were Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox and third overall pick Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics . Gregg Poppovich was voted as the best coach for the seventh straight season, and his 83 percent of the vote is actually his lowest number in the last four ...

Sport Howe challenges Bournemouth to compete in Premier League
Author: 0 Howe challenges Bournemouth to compete in Premier League

Under the new plan, 35% of income would be distributed as "merit" payments based on league position, with the remaining 65% distributed equally to all clubs. The division's six wealthiest clubs - Manchester United , Manchester City , Chelsea , Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool - are all reportedly in favour of the proposal, but a majority of 14 is required for any change in the rules to be actioned and numerous smaller clubs remain vehemently opposed.

Sport Sean Dyche touted as Arsene Wenger replacement by Arsenal legend Ian Wright
Author: 0 Sean Dyche touted as Arsene Wenger replacement by Arsenal legend Ian Wright

Well legendary Gunners' striker Ian Wright has given his idea. Nacho Monreal's first Premier League goal since 2013 put Arsenal ahead in the early stages and Alex Iwobi wrapped up the points after the interval at the Emirates Stadium. "I don't think he will". He's done his groundwork with relatively smaller teams and got them set up well. Lauren formed part of an Arsenal side that notably went a whole league season without losing a single game back in 2003/04, but the former Gunners ...

Sport FS1 Knicks subway ad getting pulled
Author: 0 FS1 Knicks subway ad getting pulled

Fox Sports responded by making it clear that the campaign was to allow fans to choose sides on who they think is at fault leading to the current state of the Knicks . Fox Sports purchased the ads, which were originally meant to run for four weeks, according to an MTA spokesman. Other negative messages on individual seats read, "Can you fire an owner?', 'Should have traded for Kyrie", and 'Sit here if you blame Melo [Carmelo Anthony]'.

Sport History will be made in the next UFC featherweight title fight
Author: 0 History will be made in the next UFC featherweight title fight

Max Holloway , left, fights Jose Aldo during their UFC featherweight mixed martial arts bout in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 4. In that span, he's defeated the likes of Chad Mendes, Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber, and Yair Rodriguez . Having already held the 155 lb strap, Edgar will have the opportunity to become the fourth fighter to win belts in multiple UFC divisions. At age thirty-five, and having been through some serious wars, Edgar is closer to the end of the road than the beginning.

Sport Barcelona FC protests Catalonia violence by playing match in totally empty stadium
Author: 0 Barcelona FC protests Catalonia violence by playing match in totally empty stadium

Barcelona had openly backed the referendum and criticised the Spanish government for trying to impede the vote. "We don't want them to think that we dislike Spain", he added. Barca's Sergio Busquets scored for the first time in the league in three seasons to give the hosts the lead in the 49th minute, leaping to head in a curling corner from Messi.

Sport John Stones insists England must emulate Man City
Author: 0 John Stones insists England must emulate Man City

So, today we have John Stones talking at length about how England can replicate City's swashbuckling style and Kevin De Bruyne revealing that his team-mates sang the fans' chant about him after the weekend win at Chelsea . "As a player, I think I've always been moving in the right direction", Stones said . Everyone has their ups and downs. "We started this season off well as a team at club level and it was an important match against Chelsea".

Sport Packers RB Ty Montgomery is preparing to play vs. Cowboys
Author: 0 Packers RB Ty Montgomery is preparing to play vs. Cowboys

No salesmen and no obligations! Green Bay is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the NFC while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. Defensively, the Packers are yielding 20.2 points and 299.5 total yards (188.5 in passing and 111.0 in rushing) per game. The Dallas Cowboys will look to bounce back after falling back to.500 at 2-2 with a 35-30 loss to the Rams in week 4.

Sport Japanese GP: Sebastian Vettel avoids gearbox grid penalty
Author: 0 Japanese GP: Sebastian Vettel avoids gearbox grid penalty

It was purely damage limitation, as he drifted 34 points behind Lewis Hamilton in the title race, but it softened the blow for Ferrari . After a dominant one-two in Italy, team boss Toto Wolff admitted the pace drop-off in Singapore - where Hamilton won after starting fifth - and Malaysia was worrisome for the world champions.

Sport Major League Baseball playoff odds 2017
Author: 0 Major League Baseball playoff odds 2017

The behemoth of a man, Judge, ultimately amassed an incredible, MVP-caliber season. The Red Sox, which features a number of entertaining young stars, hit the fourth fewest home runs in all of the majors. The second thing I'll look at is a team's starting rotation. The second part of this formidable matchup is the offensive juggernaut that is the Houston Astros.

Sport Real Madrid ready to pay €200m to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane
Author: 0 Real Madrid ready to pay €200m to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane

On top of everything else Harry Kane is giving Mauricio Pochettino regular English language workouts. Real have had hard start to the new season and are already seven points behind La Liga pacesetters Barcelona , while Cristiano Ronaldo is without a goal in his last three league games, Bale is injured again and Benzema has yet to score this campaign.

Sport Toothless Crystal Palace equal English football league's worst ever run
Author: 0 Toothless Crystal Palace equal English football league's worst ever run

Also, no team in 129 years of the Football League had ever lost their first six league games without scoring - until Palace reached that landmark last week. Lukaku capped off the win with a goal in the 86th minute for the home squad. He pulled off some stunning saves at the VEB Arena against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in midweek and would be hoping to maintain his 100% clean sheet record at Old Trafford this season.

Sport Matic warns Man Utd's rivals that he will get even better
Author: 0 Matic warns Man Utd's rivals that he will get even better

However, having made positive progress since the "Special One's" arrival, Mourinho says that the 29-year-old's reputation has been refreshed in 2017-18. It has been an excellent start to the campaign for United as they still remain unbeaten and only trail the top spot of the Premier League by goal difference, Mourinho's summer signings have been excellent thus far and that has been no different for Matić.

Sport Bayern winger Ribery out with torn ligament in left knee
Author: 0 Bayern winger Ribery out with torn ligament in left knee

Joey Barton has claimed that the he has "heard noises" about Carlo Ancelotti potentially replacing Ronald Koeman as Everton manager. Ancelotti was removed from his position last week after a 3-0 UEFA Champions League defeat away to ex employers Paris Saint-Germain, in which he left big names like Ribery and Arjen Robben on the substitutes' bench.

Sport Vegas Survivor Shot In Neck While Helping Others
Author: 0 Vegas Survivor Shot In Neck While Helping Others

Fifty-nine people have been killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, with more than 500 injured. The tweet has over 122,000 retweets and was shared on Reddit . "No one deserves to lose a life coming to a country festival", he said. Smith started running and began quickly ushering others to safety. Smith was attending the 91 Route Harvest Festival to celebrate his brother Louis Rust's 43rd birthday.

Sport WTA Tour: Simona Halep claims first career win over Maria Sharapova
Author: 0 WTA Tour: Simona Halep claims first career win over Maria Sharapova

And she was no match for Halep as the World No 2 produced a relentless display, featuring power-packed ground strokes, gallant defence and hardly any unforced errors. I'm starting to feel fit mentally, and confident about my game". Fourth seed Karolina Pliskova defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-4 while Petra Kvitova was a 6-4 6-4 victor against Varvara Lepchenko.

Sport NCAA referee files lawsuit against Kentucky Sports Radio
Author: 0 NCAA referee files lawsuit against Kentucky Sports Radio

ESPN adds that suit alleges intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, tortious interference with a business and civil conspiracy. "Wish you were in it personally". A video montage, which showed Weatherguard's business contact information, did not originate on KSR but nonetheless made it there.

Sport Bucs RB Martin activated from suspended list
Author: 0 Bucs RB Martin activated from suspended list

Doug Martin is back and eager to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers improve on their best start since 2011. The Bucs began preparations for the Patriots nearly immediately after Sunday's 25-23 win over the New York Giants . Once again, this could be where the Patriots are able to make up for any lapses on the defensive side of the ball. Martin has the capability to run with power and extreme speed, which will have the Patriots needing to be on their toes as there is not much tape of him ...

Sport Steelers shutdown Flacco, Ravens, 26-9
Author: 0 Steelers shutdown Flacco, Ravens, 26-9

The bigger question was how they would perform against their biggest competitor in the AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens made a bold statement on Sunday - and so did their fans. In that span of 10 games in which he has failed to reach 300 passing yards, he has thrown at least that many passes only once, although he only averaged at least eight yards per pass attempt in three of those games.

Sport Derek Jeter started his Marlins ownership by calling Giancarlo Stanton 'Mike'
Author: 0 Derek Jeter started his Marlins ownership by calling Giancarlo Stanton 'Mike'

Jeter and his ownership group, backed by billionaire Bruce Sherman, just finalized a $1.2 billion deal to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria, according to Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel. Jeter would not go much further in revealing his exact plans to resuscitate the moribund franchise, but promises there will be no fire sale. "Moving forward, there are going to at times be unpopular decisions we make".

Sport National Football League reduces Danny Trevathan's suspension to 1 game
Author: 0 National Football League reduces Danny Trevathan's suspension to 1 game

According to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune , Trevathan missed Tuesday's practice because he was going through the appeals process. "You never wish that on nobody", Trevathan said after the game. Trevathan was not ejected from the game, but he was penalized. This came after a hearing between the Bears' linebacker and Brooks earlier this week.

Sport Alex Morgan among group kicked out of bar at Disney World
Author: 0 Alex Morgan among group kicked out of bar at Disney World

Police then brought Morgan, along with Donny and Courtney Toia, to a conference room where they were briefly detained and issued citations before they were escorted off the property. "The Orlando City SC organization is aware of a situation that occurred at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park earlier this week and is awaiting official communication from Disney or the Orange County Police Department", read a statement the club gave to The Orlando Sentinel .

Sport Dan Evans handed one-year ban from tennis
Author: 0 Dan Evans handed one-year ban from tennis

Richard Gasquet was given a 12 month ban for taking cocaine in 2009, lifted after two and a half months when the ITF accepted he had taken it by mistake by kissing a woman. The ITF said: 'Mr Evans can not establish he bears no fault or negligence because his conduct in taking cocaine and then storing it in his washbag, in the same pocket as his medication, was a departure from the rigorous standard of utmost caution required of all players.

Sport U of L To Announce New Interim Athletic Director Today
Author: 0 U of L To Announce New Interim Athletic Director Today

Pitino's attorney said last week that his client should have been given 10 days to respond before being placed on leave. Jurich released a statement Monday stating that there isn't cause for the school to fire him. Whether Pitino's alleged conduct rose to that level - in other words, whether Louisville owes him $11,800 or $44 million - nearly certainly will be a matter for the courts to decide.

Sport Lonzo Ball's preseason debut a mixed bag
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball's preseason debut a mixed bag

Check out the highlights in the video above. That name continued to ring through the arena often, as the rookie dropped a team-high 23 points in the Lakers' 113-107 preseason loss to Denver. I thought we started as a team pretty well. He can score in a variety of ways, brings energy to his work on both sides of the floor and positionally it appears he can fit in the lineup as a shooting guard or at either of the forward spots.

Sport NBA To Change All-Star Game Format
Author: 0 NBA To Change All-Star Game Format

Under the new format, two captains will draft players from a pool of voted All-Stars (and reserves), with no conference affiliation considered. The coaches who earn spots in the All-Star Game will coach the team captained by the player from his conference.

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Author: 0 "Irritated" Ben McAdoo: We need to win a damn game

It's just the fact it's not surprising when things aren't going well that you really have to buckle down". The Giants will be looking to get on track this season as one of the few remaining winless teams and they enter the week as the favorite to do so.

Sport Gatlin and Bolt overlooked for Athlete of the Year award
Author: 0 Gatlin and Bolt overlooked for Athlete of the Year award

The Kenyan duo had a stellar 2017 season where both won gold medals at the IAAF World Championships in London with Obiri adding the women's 5000m Diamond League trophy to her collection of 2017 awards. The winners will be named at the World Athletes of the Year Gala in Monaco on November 24. Half of the votes will come from the IAAF council, 25 percent from the IAAF member federations and committee members, and the remaining 25 percent from a public vote on social media.

Sport Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams
Author: 0 Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams

As has been discussed ad nauseam, the Rams' offensive line struggled all season to provide protection for then rookie quarterback Jared Goff , and the second year stud running back Todd Gurley . Woods, who has five such catches, good be the main target against the Cowboys depending on how well Watkins bounces back from a concussion suffered against the 49ers.

Sport Paulie Malignaggi Blasts 'P**sy' Conor McGregor
Author: 0 Paulie Malignaggi Blasts 'P**sy' Conor McGregor

Mayweather ". - Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) October 2, 2017It is, that's why I told him to his face to bring his balls. Plus we all get exhausted late in the fight. "You talked all this s**t about how you handled it in the cage, now not only are you not releasing the video, but now you want to not box either?" Now you've got to be a man and prove yourself.

Sport Virgil van Dijk open to January transfer: 'We can see what's possible'
Author: 0 Virgil van Dijk open to January transfer: 'We can see what's possible'

The Reds' failure to sign Van Dijk has been magnified by continued issues at the back for Klopp's side, with none of Joel Matip , Dejan Lovren or Ragnar Klavan convincing. Van Dijk subsequently submitted a transfer request and went on strike to force a move but the south coast club stood firm. The Netherlands worldwide handed in a transfer request and was the subject of interest from Jurgen Klopp's men in the recent window, although they abandoned attempts to sign the defender after ...

Sport Week Four Kansas City Chiefs Takeaways
Author: 0 Week Four Kansas City Chiefs Takeaways

Hunt had 172 yards rushing last week vs. Rams. What was so, so almost 3-1 for the Redskins became 2-2 on a 29-20 loss, and suddenly the next two weeks become a little less bright in Washington . Kansas City - OL Parker Ehinger (Probable, Knee), OL Eric Fisher (Questionable, Back), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Questionable, Groin), Ol Cameron Erving (Questionable, Calf), LB Dee Ford (Questionable, Hip), WR De'Anthony Thomas (Questionable, Shoulder).

Sport Manchester United Legend Against Giving 'Leader' Harry Kane the England Captaincy
Author: 0 Manchester United Legend Against Giving 'Leader' Harry Kane the England Captaincy

England are now five points clear at the top of Group F and need just a point from their remaining two games against Slovenia and Lithuania to secure automatic qualification for the tournament. "That was from the manager himself, that was one of the things he wanted to install". That's the most important thing - do your talking on the pitch.

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