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Lewis Hamilton fastest in washout second practice

Lewis Hamilton fastest in washout second practice Suzuka (Japan) (AFP) - Sebastian Vettel posted the quickest time on Friday in a crash-hit first free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes and Red Bull also showed impressive early pace. Six drivers, meanwhile, opted to sit out the session entirely - Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen , Haas pair Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen , Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas ... [Full Article...]

BARCA FOR LIFE: Iniesta Signs Lifetime Contract With LaLiga Giants

Iniesta has recovered a leading role in Barcelona's midfield under new manager Ernesto Valverde in the opening part of the season. However, such speculation has now ended with the news that Iniesta, who joined Barcelona at the age of 12, has penned a fresh long-term contract with the Catalan giants. [Full Article...]

Louisville's Lamar Jackson sets ACC record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback

Louisville's Lamar Jackson sets ACC record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback State is 3-0 for the first time since 2002 and 2-0 against division contenders, having dispatched Florida State and Louisville . The Wolfpack scored first and never trailed. "You have to make sure you leverage the ball and every guy has to run to the ball". No matter what State's coaches and players said throughout the week, it was obvious the Wolfpack still had some open wounds from a 54-1... [Full Article...]

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski ruled out vs. Buccaneers

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski ruled out vs. Buccaneers We should have known that the New England Patriots secondary would eventually get it together. Sure, the Pats are the second highest-scoring team in the league at 32.3 points per game, but they are also allowing opponents to score 32 points per game, the second-worst mark in the league. [Full Article...]

Wild Card Games Five Things You Missed: Yankees, D-backs Advance

Wild Card Games Five Things You Missed: Yankees, D-backs Advance Girardi will try to find a way to beat Francona and the best team in the AL when the Yankees visit the top-seeded Indians in Game 1 of the AL Division Series on Thursday. It's not loser-go-home in the American League Division Series openers, but the Game 1 victor in a best-of-five series has gone on to win 71 percent of the time. [Full Article...]

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar open to Stamford Bridge return

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar open to Stamford Bridge return Oscar was a two-time Premier League victor with Chelsea but opted for a move to China last January for £60million. It is also understood that the 26-year-old is keen to put pen to paper on a new contract with Juventus , potentially ruling out a future move to Chelsea . [Full Article...]

Alexandre Lacazette wanted to be a goalkeeper until his mum stepped in

Alexandre Lacazette wanted to be a goalkeeper until his mum stepped in According to the fresh report just reaching NAIJ.com, Arsenal board are scared of losing the former Barcelona star for free when his contracts expires at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the ongoing season. "I think his understanding is pretty good so far". "The main difference is that the game is a lot more physical". Neymar and Sanchez were team-mates at the Nou Camp and it's underst... [Full Article...]

Indians' 22-game win streak joins notable win streaks before Major League Baseball postseason

Indians' 22-game win streak joins notable win streaks before Major League Baseball postseason In fact, the entirety of the Indians pitching staff leads all other AL teams in the major pitching categories. Could this be the Rockies' opportunity to kick off a "Rocktober" revival tour? There's no baseball history between Boston and Washington, and no history between the Red Sox and the Nationals franchise. [Full Article...]

Highlights of Major League Baseball playoff games on Thursday

Highlights of Major League Baseball playoff games on Thursday As for facing Verlander , Sale said , "He's tough". Sale's postseason reputation is far from cemented. Ultimately, Corey Kluber is too much. " Verlander has pitched extraordinarily well since he got here", Hinch said. "Orange is a very electric color, and it's hard to miss, so when we have an orange-out or a lot of fans wearing orange, especially in Keuchel's Corner, it's a good fee... [Full Article...]

Kevin Lee on Weight Cut: 'I'm Just Not a B*tch About it'

We've already been through the who's who of 155 and this establishes the true champion. Before the crew set off on their road-trip to Las Vegas . As soon as it was confirmed that Borg was forced out of his UFC 215 championship bout with Demetrious Johnson , the Internet was alight with opinions and theories and criticisms and directives for how the organization should deal with the 24-year... [Full Article...]

Last-gasp Scotland keep World Cup dream alive

Last-gasp Scotland keep World Cup dream alive Martin, who went in for the ball with Skrtel as the former Liverpool defender got the final touch to turn the ball past his own goalkeeper , said: "It's the way you want to win a game really". Strachan said: "We have to deal with must-win games over the last four, I think", he said. Their destiny is now in their own hands, and Fletcher told Sky Sports: "It's massive". [Full Article...]

Why NFL Anthem Protests Aren't Getting Players Sacked

Why NFL Anthem Protests Aren't Getting Players Sacked The Saints and some other teams sought a compromise stance, kneeling in unison before the anthem and standing together during the song. He can down play it and take the blame all he wants. And before you, dear readers, blow up my Facebook or Twitter with cries of anger, let me make something clear: I love protest. On Sept. 24, the first Sunday following Trump's statements, over 200 players across ... [Full Article...]

Late Kane goal fires lacklustre England to World Cup

Late Kane goal fires lacklustre England to World Cup We know we have got to get better but that's for tomorrow. Scotland's 1-0 win over Slovakia would have seen England through anyway had it stayed scoreless - but Kane saved the blushes of having to rely on Gordon Strachan's men, who kept their own hopes of qualification alive. [Full Article...]

Argentina focused on attack against Peru

Argentina focused on attack against Peru With seven teams still in the mix for earning automatic qualification spots for Russia, Messi and Co. must be on top of their games if they are to take three points from this must-win clash against Peru . " He said that he was happy to play with Messi, but he just did not find his place". I do not think that this quote was as bad as everyone has tried to make it out to be. [Full Article...]

Watch out world, England are coming

Watch out world, England are coming Five-time world champions Brazil, the first team to seal their place at next summer's finals, will then head to Wembley on November 14 in what is another 8pm kick-off. England will wrap up their campaign in Vilnius against Lithuania on Sunday, while Slovenia host a resurgent Scotland in the battle for second place. [Full Article...]

Nats GM: Scherzer to face Cubs in NLDS but not decided when

Reticence is a hallmark of these Nationals , for better or worse. "There's no more jinx and no sense of panic", he said. "He just knows how to pitch", Maddon said. He also was blamed for the injuries that derailed Kerry Wood's and Mark Prior's careers there, charged with overworking his aces and therefore limiting the Cubs' window. [Full Article...]

Gray vs. Bauer In Yankees - Indians ALDS Game 1

Gray vs. Bauer In Yankees - Indians ALDS Game 1 Game 1 is scheduled for Thursday night in Cleveland , with the first pitch around 7:30 p.m. Now James' Yankees are preparing for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians , and they could not help but show off one of their biggest fans on Twitter. [Full Article...]

UFC 216: Tony Ferguson on Why Conor McGregor's "Never Spoken my Name"

UFC 216: Tony Ferguson on Why Conor McGregor's He carries a nine fight win streak into the octagon, but will the close call earlier this week impact the biggest fight of his life? I don't know. The brain just works different when you're looking at a place [on the news] and you were just there. [Full Article...]

Sports Illustrated projects Oklahoma State to play Texas A&M in a bowl

Alabama football coach Nick Saban never really shows off his personality. " Texas A&M is the strongest team that we've played to this point, looking at them from a holistic standpoint", Saban said this week "They're a very explosive offensive team". [Full Article...]

South Africa face bowling dilemma for second test

South Africa face bowling dilemma for second test Soumya Sarkar is likely to replace him as opener in Bloemfontein . "I'm on the groundsman's case", Du Plessis said after South Africa bowled out Bangladesh for 90 to complete a crushing 333-run win on the fifth day of the first Test at Senwes Park on Monday. [Full Article...]


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