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Sport Ralph Russo Predicts NC State Will Defeat Louisville
Author: 0 Ralph Russo Predicts NC State Will Defeat Louisville

The Wolfpack has faced an eventual Heisman Trophy victor seven times previously during the year they won the trophy, including Jackson last season. N.C. With wins over Florida State and Louisville , the Wolfpack have secured two of the three wins needed to lock up the tiebreakers in the division race.

Sport Arsenal agree to sell Alexis Sanchez in January 2018
Author: 0 Arsenal agree to sell Alexis Sanchez in January 2018

In France, I would only play for Lyon. "PSG could have enabled me to make progress because they have great players but I wanted to experience another league". 'The main difference in the Premier League is that game is a lot more physical. Neymar and Sanchez were team-mates at the Nou Camp and it's understood the Brazilian is keen to play alongside the Gunners attacker once again.

Sport Dodgers and Indians co-favorites to win World Series as playoffs begin
Author: 0 Dodgers and Indians co-favorites to win World Series as playoffs begin

The Nationals have never won a postseason series. Which is why I have a sneaky suspicion the New York Yankees could be in store for a lengthy run. DIAMONDBACKS! IT'S THE BATTLE FOR WADE MILEY (who is now a member of the Orioles, but I digress)! The victor of the Yankees-Indians series should beat the Red Sox or Astros for the American League pennant.

Sport Highlights of Major League Baseball playoff games on Thursday
Author: 0 Highlights of Major League Baseball playoff games on Thursday

Overall, Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with 166 hits and 102 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 311 hits and 152 RBI. Add it all up, and Price could be the Red Sox's secret weapon this postseason. Correa went 6 for 10 in Houston's series against Boston to close out the regular season and turned in a great 2017 campaign despite dealing with injuries .

Sport UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee, fight card, date, start time, PPV price
Author: 0 UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee, fight card, date, start time, PPV price

The UFC returns for their last pay-per-view offering in 2017 in the United States, as UFC 216 takes place on Saturday, Oct. 9 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Through recognising, as McGregor did, that there are many aspects to the fight game. "This is for the real lightweight championship". It won't matter so much if he gets the win, likely setting up a showdown with an even bigger talker in division champ Conor McGregor .

Sport Mourinho: I'm a 'better coach' at United than anywhere else
Author: 0 Mourinho: I'm a 'better coach' at United than anywhere else

But, in (competition) England, this advantage does not mean anything, "he said. Setubal remains the only city where I feel like myself, where I feel like Ze Mario (his Portuguese nickname), where I walk on the street and people treat me like I like to be treated".

Sport Raheem Sterling is not just a winger, says Southgate
Author: 0 Raheem Sterling is not just a winger, says Southgate

The friendlies ahead of the World Cup may take on added significance if Southgate decides to hand out debut caps in a bid to reform the squad. We know we have got to get better but that's for tomorrow. "But I was given the job to keep things steady a year ago". And Southgate believes it is no coincidence it happened again on Thursday. England boss Gareth Southgate admitted his side are a long way from being considered World Cup challengers after the Three Lions booked their place ...

Sport Ex-England worldwide believes Tottenham's Dele Alli should captain nation
Author: 0 Ex-England worldwide believes Tottenham's Dele Alli should captain nation

England have qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation following a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Wembley. Dull, flat and uneventful all aptly describe a Group F encounter that may secure World Cup qualification, but leaves just as many questions as answers - an all too common theme in recent matches.

Sport Late own goal keeps Scotland on course for Russian Federation
Author: 0 Late own goal keeps Scotland on course for Russian Federation

Chances came and went for the hosts as Slovakia stood strong, with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka pulling off a string of fine saves. Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel turned a low cross from Ikechi Anya past his own keeper to help Scotland move up to second place in Group F.

Sport A date with the Dodgers in the NLDS awaits
Author: 0 A date with the Dodgers in the NLDS awaits

If the Rockies strike early, they could gain the confidence to pull an upset against an opponent they know well (the clubs share a spring training complex). Blackmon had only eight hits in 44 at-bats (.182) vs. the Diamondbacks . Later this afternoon the Boston Red Sox begin their division series in Houston against the Astros with ace Chris Sale getting his first post-season start against a guy who's been there before, Justin Verlander, making his first playoff start with Houston ...

Sport Harry Kane or Jordan Henderson to be England's World Cup captain?
Author: 0 Harry Kane or Jordan Henderson to be England's World Cup captain?

The Tottenham star found himself in hot water after England's World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia at the start of September when cameras caught him raising his middle finger. He said "That's one of the attributes I really like about him". "We knew the kind of opponent we were facing". 'Managers don't necessarily select squads, players do by the way they perform'.

Sport Yanks, Indians set for Game 1 with aces in hole
Author: 0 Yanks, Indians set for Game 1 with aces in hole

Francona said the hope is for Brantley's role to expand if the Indians advance. So how do you pick a victor of this series when they both can hit and pitch well? On Aug. As a kid growing up, I needed inspiration to get out of the situation I was in. "Figuring out a way to improve on everything I've done". The Yankees rely on right-handers Masahiro Tanaka and Sonny Gray and lefties CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery .

Author: 0 Heyman | Max Scherzer and Jake Arrieta both targeting Game 3

Say what you will about the Nationals in the postseason, they know how to build a team for the interminable marathon of a regular season. "That is why pitching is key", he said.:"That is what I said when I started building this thing in 2009 and 2010".

Sport Kevin Lee: Conor McGregor isn't the biggest challenge at 155
Author: 0 Kevin Lee: Conor McGregor isn't the biggest challenge at 155

Interviewed by the UFC's Fox Sports panel, which included No 1 ranked Ferguson, Lee quickly initiated a back and forth, asking for a "real journalist" to be put on when asked a question by El Cucuy. I like a big challenge, so he's got to show me a little bit'. Having defeated opposition with skills from all across the spectrum of mixed martial arts- jiu-jitsu black belts, high-level wrestlers, elite strikers and everyone in between - it is hard to see just who can stop Ferguson from his ...

Sport Vikings sign ex-Patriots RB, place Cook on injured reserve
Author: 0 Vikings sign ex-Patriots RB, place Cook on injured reserve

Minnesota announced the signing on Thursday morning. Ridley will help provide the team with some much-needed depth, as Dalvin Cook is out for the season with a torn ACL , and Jerick McKinnon emerged from Sunday's matchup with an ankle injury.

Author: 0 Alabama Preview, Players to Watch, and Predictions

On the offensive side of the ball, Kellen Mond needs to keep his focus and trust himself. As a sophomore, Watts racked up 126 tackles, and if not for a leg injury past year, he may have even more stats to prove he's a player the Alabama offense needs to keep the ball away from Saturday afternoon.

Sport Virender Sehwag calls Hardik Pandya
Author: 0 Virender Sehwag calls Hardik Pandya "India's upcoming superstar"

Sehwag also pointed out that the Australia team no longer have the great players they once used to have because of which they were under considerable pressure. Steve Smith's side had been defeated by South Africa at home in a Test series following which they lost another Test series in India 4-1. While Sehwag backed Kohli, he also mentioned one piece of advice which he always received from the former cricket great Sachin Tendulkar.

Sport Cleveland Indians to start Trevor Bauer in Game 1 of ALDS
Author: 0 Cleveland Indians to start Trevor Bauer in Game 1 of ALDS

By starting Kluber in Game 2, the Indians could go back to him on regular rest should the ALDS go to a winner-take-all Game 5. The 37-year-old Sabathia went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA this season. In his 176.1 innings and 17-9 record this year, Bauer posted a 4.19 ERA with 196 Ks. Same goes for Game 2 on Friday. "He's been one of the better pitchers in the league", Francona said.

Sport Omar al-Soma puts Syria-Australia World Cup play-off on knife-edge
Author: 0 Omar al-Soma puts Syria-Australia World Cup play-off on knife-edge

Before that, though, is the return leg of the Asian playoff in Sydney on Tuesday. Leckie's aerial challenge on Al Soma - there may have been the slightest of shoves in the Al Ahli striker's back - in the area was deemed illegal and Al Soma smashed the penalty into the roof of the net.

Sport Proteas oppose four-day Test
Author: 0 Proteas oppose four-day Test

Sunzamul had reported a similar complaint, but has begun playing first-class cricket again for Rajshahi. "I don't get excited when I see the wicket", he told reporters after practice at the venue yesterday. "We are an organisation and when the organisation comes up with an idea it is not the product of one person". CSA general manager Corrie van Zyl and commercial manager Clive Eksteen are in the process of creating a contingency plan.

Sport Brazil's Olympic committee chairman arrested
Author: 0 Brazil's Olympic committee chairman arrested

Twenty police officers deployed early Thursday in Rio de Janeiro on orders from a federal judge, arresting Nuzman and seizing documents. The investigation is part of an worldwide operation called "Unfair Play" in which investigators from Brazil, France and Antigua and Barbuda are cooperating.

Sport A look at gun violence in America by the numbers
Author: 0 A look at gun violence in America by the numbers

President Donald Trump has arrived at a Las Vegas hospital where he will meet with victims and medical professionals in the wake of a mass shooting . The president also visited a local police station, where he met with law enforcement officers who had responded to the active shooter. He offered condolences to the families of those killed, saying: "We can not fathom their pain".

Sport Bauer gets ball for Indians in Game 1
Author: 0 Bauer gets ball for Indians in Game 1

Cleveland used a torrid second half of the season, which included an AL-record 22 consecutive victories between August and September, to finish two wins short of the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the majors.

Author: 0 Max Scherzer (hamstring) played catch on Tuesday

The Cubs know the magnitude of the challenge that awaits them in the form of the 97-win Washington Nationals . A Game 3 starter, however, would only get two days' rest and thus would be limited to one start in the series. He hasn't played in a major-league game since August 13. "I think he was a guy that probably threw the ball the best on our staff as far as start to finish past year, including the playoffs, and nobody even talks about him".

Author: 0 Yankees name starters for first 2 games of ALDS

Assuming the Yankees get past the Twins at home in the coin flip wildcard game Tuesday, Aaron Judge , Aroldis Chapman and crew will provide a formidable challenge to Francisco Lindor and the Indians , but everyone is picking Cleveland here.

Sport Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' final World Cup qualifiers
Author: 0 Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' final World Cup qualifiers

In an interview, Coleman said "We are in good shape". Last season marked a particularly hard period in the 28-year-old's career, with Bale managing just 17 La Liga starts across the entire campaign, as ankle and calf problems kept him out of action for over 4 months combined.

Sport England vs Slovenia - England's probable line-up
Author: 0 England vs Slovenia - England's probable line-up

Kane, who has scored 13 goals in 11 appearances for club and country so far this season, said, "It makes me very proud. We'd already had that conversation", Southgate said. "We want the crowd to be excited with what they're watching tomorrow". His goalscoring record is improving, which is important, and he works hard for the team, chasing back and tackling.

Sport Penn State's Barkley, Hamilton earn Big Ten weekly accolades
Author: 0 Penn State's Barkley, Hamilton earn Big Ten weekly accolades

After breaking the Penn State career receptions record on Saturday, Hamilton has been named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week. Barkley finished the day with 205 all-purpose yards. "I'd vote for him if I had a vote". Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton and running back/kick returner Saquon Barkley have earned Big Ten weekly accolades after stellar performances Saturday against Indiana .

Sport Northwestern coach in awe of Saquon Barkley
Author: 0 Northwestern coach in awe of Saquon Barkley

Fitzgerald and his staff now must figure out a way to stop the Heisman Trophy candidate by Saturday when his Wildcats (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) welcome No. 4 Penn State (5-0, 2-0). Barkley finished the day with 205 all-purpose yards. Barkley is the first Big Ten player and the sixth FBS player since 1996 to have a touchdown return and passing touchdown in the same game.

Sport Barkley, Hamilton Win Big Ten Weekly Awards
Author: 0 Barkley, Hamilton Win Big Ten Weekly Awards

It was the senior's first career multi-touchdown game. This is the first offensive honor for Hamilton and third overall as he was a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree in 2014. Hamilton is now 710 receiving yards off the Penn State career receiving yards record of 3,026, held by 1994 Biletnikoff Award victor Bobby Engram.

Sport Northwestern coach a fan of Saquon Barkley - except for Saturday
Author: 0 Northwestern coach a fan of Saquon Barkley - except for Saturday

He ranks ninth in the nation in rushing with 574 yards and has scored a touchdown rushing, receiving and kick returning. With Week 5 now firmly planted in the rear-view mirror, the Nittany Lions must now turn their attention to their Week 6 opponent, the Northwestern Wildcats and their star running back Justin Jackson.

Author: 0 Cavs' Tyronn Lue says three friends were wounded in Las Vegas shooting

Kay Felder ended up leading the Cavs with 13 points - Love had 12 and no one else had more than eight - but he had just one assist and three turnovers. each scored 17 points for the Knicks. Apparently, the meeting went well, because Shumpert seems to be happy with the Cavs as this year's preseason gets underway.

Sport Centre of attention - Cavs makes Kevin Love change
Author: 0 Centre of attention - Cavs makes Kevin Love change

Kevin Love will shift from power forward to center and offseason acquisition Jae Crowder will start at power forward. Lue did not know if James would practice today or play Friday when the Cavs host Indiana. The Hawks (1-1) got 18 points from point guard Dennis Schroeder, 15 points and eight rebounds from small forward Taurean Prince and 13 points from center Dewayne Dedmon.

Author: 0 Cavs coach Lue says friends shot in at Las Vegas tragedy

Cavaliers recently acquired small forward Jae Crowder will take Love's spot at power forward. Now, the Cavs are looking to get back on top by acquiring the services of stars Derrick Rose , Dwayne Wade and Isaiah Thomas . "Whatever we can do to try to eliminate these types of situations, I'm all for it", he said. James' injury is not believed to be serious, and the Cavs will make sure he's full healed before he plays.

Sport Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role
Author: 0 Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

Following the Cavs' Wine & Gold scrimmage Monday at The Q, coach Tyronn Lue said James would be out against the Hawks but would play at some point during the preseason. "It's just not a good thing", he said. In his third season as Cleveland's head coach, Lue wouldn't comment on changing gun laws, but would be in favor of anything to prevent bloodshed.

Sport England lucky to have Kane, says Hart
Author: 0 England lucky to have Kane, says Hart

Hart felt Kane's secret was his simplicity in front of goal.The striker has made steady progress over the past two seasons for his club, scoring 25 and 29 goals to pick up the golden boot twice in succession. Paper Round's view: We'll assume this "battle" follows a period of quiet self-reflection by Barkley, who's concluded perhaps a salary of £150k per week (his rumoured self-valuation back in the summer months) was a little steep, after all.

Sport England star Harry Kane: 'Being captain will not change how I play'
Author: 0 England star Harry Kane: 'Being captain will not change how I play'

Kane seemed at ease on Wednesday as he sat alongside Southgate at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground as England finalised preparations for Slovenia . Real Madrid were originally willing to offer €125 million for Kane's services, but as Eduarda Inda noted in Spanish TV program, El Chiringuito , "Real Madrid are asking for Harry Kane for next season, but you know the price and they are 200 million euros", Tottenham's valuation of their striker was much higher.

Sport Federation Internationale de Football Association happy with safety at extended Ekaterinburg Arena World Cup venue
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association happy with safety at extended Ekaterinburg Arena World Cup venue

While Brazil are assured of their place, traditional rivals Argentina are one of seven teams in with a shot at one of the three remaining automatic spots. The first qualifier is against Peru in Buenos Aires tomorrow, and five days later they will take on Ecuador in Quito. World champions and Confederations Cup winners Germany look home and dry in Group C, where they are five points clear of Northern Ireland , who have already secured second spot at least.

Sport Leicester City 'disappointed' with Adrien Silva's transfer rejection
Author: 0 Leicester City 'disappointed' with Adrien Silva's transfer rejection

Fifa has rejected the Football Association's appeal to rubber-stamp midfielder Adrien Silva's move to Leicester City from Sporting Lisbon. However, due to a delay in completing the transfer (reportedly 14 seconds!), the Portuguese was denied permission to play in official matches till the transfer window reopens on 1 January, 2018.

Sport Jupp Heynckes to Return as Bayern Munich Interim Coach
Author: 0 Jupp Heynckes to Return as Bayern Munich Interim Coach

The Toffees endured another nightmare on Sunday afternoon, as they lost 1-0 to Burnley thanks to Jeff Hendrick's well-taken first half strike. With only seven games played, they have lost to Hoffenheim and drawn two other games to leave the new man with some ground to make up.

Sport Lynx Clinch WNBA Title at Williams
Author: 0 Lynx Clinch WNBA Title at Williams

The Lynx took down the Sparks tonight for their fourth title in seven years, in a Game 5 that featured no ties and no lead changes-though L.A. was never too far behind and managed to keep things interesting up through the final minute. Los Angeles also deserves plenty of praise. The #Los Angeles Sparks visit the Minnesota Lynx in #game 5 with a victor takes all matchup. But Wednesday's win solidified the Lynx as the league's greatest-ever franchise.

Sport Las Vegas shooter spent decades acquiring weapons
Author: 0 Las Vegas shooter spent decades acquiring weapons

Sunday night's shooting spree in Las Vegas was meticulously planned for some time, the Clark County sheriff said Tuesday, expressing frustration that no one appeared to have noticed the gunman's unusual actions and alerted authorities. "We act on that", he said. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told NPR on Tuesday that an Federal Bureau of Investigation briefing revealed that Paddock had some fully automatic weapons in his hotel room.

Author: 0 Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros ALDS Game 1

It's maybe not the most decorated horse in this particular race, but it starts at the same gate as the seven others that reach the LDS round. He has found great form heading into the postseason, forcing opponents to work harder to get a win.

Sport Demetrious Johnson Reacts to Not Being UFC 216 Main Event
Author: 0 Demetrious Johnson Reacts to Not Being UFC 216 Main Event

The latter, meanwhile, has repeatedly questioned whether McGregor is a legitimate champ, since he's never defended the belt and has fought just once at 155 in the UFC. We'll see what the energy is like'. "The next fight for Conor should be whoever wins this interim lightweight title", Ferguson said. He's got to defend or vacate.

Sport Twins come up short vs Yankees
Author: 0 Twins come up short vs Yankees

The 24-year-old outfielder/designated hitter will not be on the roster as the Twins take on the Yankees in the Bronx, the team revealed on Tuesday morning. With two on and one out, Didi Gregorius tied the game with a three-run home run. In all of the games that the two teams have played this century in the playoffs, the Twins have only won two of them.

Sport Indians Will Begin ALDS With Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber
Author: 0 Indians Will Begin ALDS With Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber

There is a not-small chance all this uproar about the Tribe's pitching alignment proves to be nothing more than unnecessary (perhaps even Bauer fuel) in the long run. So if Bauer flounders while one of the best pitchers in the game waits in the wings, it's a bad look. Kluber didn't start last year's ALDS opener against Boston, but that was because he was coming off a hamstring injury.

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