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Cubs grab 2-0 lead

Game 1 of the NLDS between the number one seeded Chicago Cubs and the Wild Card round winners, the San Francisco Giants, matched the postseason tested Giants against the playoff-starved Cubs . Hendricks worked 3 2/3 innings and gave up two runs and four hits. For those of us who have watched the Giants make fools out of those who've doubted them time and again, one can't help but imagine a scenario where they somehow pull this off. Read More

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Crosby: Taking concussion day-by-day, 'comfortable and confident'

But they began the process in earnest after the concussion news, which emerged after Crosby underwent testing Monday. The Penguins will raise their championship banner Thursday night before a home game against the Washington Capitals. The scary part with this latest injury is that Crosby had been undergoing a remarkable run of good health the past three years - he'd missed only nine games, five of them with a mumps diagnosis two years ago when the illness weirdly swept through the National ... Read More

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Kaine: Clinton 'thanked me' for debate performance

At one point Quijano, later than she should have, admonished both of them: "Gentlemen, the people at home can not understand you when you speak over each other". Speaking in OH yesterday, the former president dumped on Obamacare again, calling it "a tough slog for the last year" for those making "a little bit too much money to get any help". Read More

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With Wisconsin looming, Ohio State shores up passing game

Ohio State's defense held when it had to, also forcing IN to turn the ball over on downs on the Hoosiers' own 33 with 5:22 remaining and the Buckeyes leading, 31-17. Ohio State (5-0, 2-0) came into the game averaging 57 points a game. But the only thing established by those 19 plays was that the Hoosiers weren't going to be able to run the ball when they produced only 19 yards. Read More

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Djokovic storms through in Shanghai

Djokovic storms through in Shanghai

Murray needed just one hour and 17 minutes to see off his French opponent, coming through 6-1 6-3. Murray meets David Goffin who overcame a set down to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. His young brother Alexander had earlier lost his cool, smashing a racket during a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 7-5 loss to ninth seed Tsonga. Some exhibition matches play sets up to four games, rather than six, while the International Premier Tennis League has experimental rules including no "let" serves and a timer ... Read More

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Red Sox Nation 10/11: Frustration and Anger Litters Fenway Following Sweep

Farrell was hoping he would not be fired. Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis didn't say they were, but didn't really say they weren't either when he was asked about Porcello and catcher Sandy Leon switching signs prior to the series. But committing to Farrell for 2017 without exercising his option would be tricky business. "His fastball leaked back behind the plate and they made him pay". Read More

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Retractable roof for Santiago Bernabeu

United were linked once again earlier this month and while there has been speculation over Kroos's alleged unhappiness in Spain that hasn't been borne out by the frequency of his selection. "It will be a dramatic transformation", Real president Florentino Perez said, sat alongside Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena. But Perez says the agreement will now see the Bernabeu transformed into "an avant-garde architectural icon ". Read More

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Tennessee's Jalen Hurd expected to play vs. No. 1 Alabama

Tennessee's Jalen Hurd expected to play vs. No. 1 Alabama

Joshua Dobbs completed 28 of 47 passes for 398 yards and a touchdown. The Vols offense seemed to be more explosive with Kamara rushing and receiving for over 100 yards against the Aggies last week. But when you don't execute and do things correctly, you give them every opportunity to get the ball". It's impressive that Saban let him back on the field after a mishap like that. Read More

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Algeria fire coach after disappointing World Cup result

Algeria fire coach after disappointing World Cup result

Rajevac was appointed in June 2016, with the task of leading the Desert Warriors to the semi-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and to also qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. The Gernot Rohr-led Super Eagles top the group with three points, with Algeria and Cameroon second and third with one point apiece, while the Chipolopolo of Zambia are placed fourth with no point after MatchDay one of the qualifier. Read More

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Panthers QB Newton, 3 others starters out vs

In his absence, veteran quarterback Derek Anderson will take control of the offense. Anderson beat the Bucs twice in 2014 while subbing for an injured Newton. Rivera shed a little more light on Newton's condition Saturday, saying he had progressed at least through the initial steps of the protocol. A couple of minutes later, Newton was taken to the locker room and placed in the concussion protocol, where he hasn't been heard from since. Read More

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Max Verstappen reflects on another solid performance in Japan

Max Verstappen reflects on another solid performance in Japan

Red Bull's Max Verstappen held off a furious challenge from world champion Hamilton in the final few laps to take second place, five seconds back, after his runner-up finish in Malaysia last weekend. But for Rosberg, who led from the start, the result capped a flawless weekend, in which he had won all three practice sessions as well as his 30 pole position on Saturday. Read More

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Palmer 'watching over' US Ryder Cup victory

The 2018 edition takes place at Le Golf National outside Paris, France. There was a shift in attitude but we all said we're going to do whatever it takes to win this thing again. However, Patrick Reed knocked off Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy in a fabulous face-off that wasn't decided until a birdie putt on the 18th hole, and - with other wins during the day - the Americans were finally able to reclaim the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. Read More

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F1 Japanese Grand Prix

As the objection came quite late on Sunday, stewards opted to defer a decision on the matter until both drivers could give their views on the incident at the next race, which is scheduled to take place in Austin, Texas on October 23. "I'm happy with clawing it back and getting some points, it's good". The Anglo-German team based in Brackley struggled the first three seasons and Lewis Hamilton took Schumacher's place from 2013 onwards. Read More

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Bumgarner, Gillaspie lead Giants over Mets 3-0; Cubs next

With two on and one out, Gillaspie got an elevated two-seamer from Jeurys Familia and he crushed it into the Mets' bullpen. The tweet had been liked and retweeted almost 65,000 times less than 12 hours after he posted it at 1:08 a.m. "You've got to have special people and special character to play in this town and in this environment, and that's in that room". When Eduardo Nuñez went down to a hamstring strain, Gillaspie stepped in at the plate and in the field. Read More

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Basement Dwellers To The Left Of Me, Deplorables To The Right

Bernie Sanders (I-VT), after leaked audio surfaced of Clinton referring to Sanders supporters as "children of the Great Recession .who are living in their parents' basement'". Quite frankly, I can't even with these Trump gymnasts twisting and pole-vaulting over the truth like they know shit about the real world. "So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics". Read More

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Mets' wild card game against Giants has fans excited but wary

Mets' wild card game against Giants has fans excited but wary

According to history, it is. Isaac: The two teams posted identical records to get to this point, but the Blue Jays will have home field advantage on account of a 10-9 head to head record in the regular season. 2016 World Series Odds, Free PickWe finally have the Major League Baseball playoff teams set and the odds are available below. The main questions concerning the Red Sox chances of winning it all center on their pitching. Read More

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Dallas Cowboys: 3 Takeaways From Week 4

Dallas Cowboys: 3 Takeaways From Week 4

Blair and Davis had Prescott wrapped up when Tartt came in and gave Prescott a shove from behind to knock him down. "I do my best to just focus on each and every play and allow the rest to play itself out". Dallas beat the 49ers without both, and without Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith , starting guard La'el Collins and stabilizing cornerback Orlando Scandrick . Read More

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Orioles end satisfying season with flawed finish

Orioles end satisfying season with flawed finish

Even more curiously there was no precedent for Showalter's rigidity: Seven times Britton pitched in tie games this season and nearly 30 per cent of his innings were worked in non-save circumstances. Gibbons wasn't surprised to see Showalter hold back his closer on the road. "Baseball has a way of throwing you a curveball and you've got to be ready for it". Read More

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'Hillary Thinks Bernie Supporters Hopeless, Ignorant Basement Dwellers'

'Hillary Thinks Bernie Supporters Hopeless, Ignorant Basement Dwellers'

The changes in the campaign trail involving Sanders come after a leaked audio put Clinton at odds with Senator's supporters during the primaries, a lot of them millennials. Hillary Clinton made it a closed door fund-raiser back in February. At a rally Saturday night, Trump questioned Clinton's loyalty to her husband, adding an explosive personal charge against his Democratic opponent to a turbulent week when he repeatedly veered off script. Read More

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Isco determined to fight for Real Madrid place under Zinedine Zidane

Isco determined to fight for Real Madrid place under Zinedine Zidane

Isco also went on to add football changes from season to season with "ups and downs" part of the football experience, so his fortunes could change under Zidane to with him continuing his fight. With his current contract running until 2018, a decision over his future might have to be taken sooner rather than later, whether that involves a transfer soon to avoid losing him for a lesser fee further down the line or an extension. Read More

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Joey Barton: Rangers midfielder charged with breaking gambling rules

Joey Barton: Rangers midfielder charged with breaking gambling rules

Former England worldwide Barton was issued with a notice of complaint from Scotland's governing body on Wednesday afternoon and if found guilty he could face a ban from playing. SFA disciplinary rule 33 prohibits players, coaches, club officials and referees in Scotland from betting on football anywhere in the world. The pair clashed following Rangers' 5-1 Old Firm derby defeat by bitter rivals Celtic. Read More

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Police Have Determined Who Shot Aqib Talib

Police Have Determined Who Shot Aqib Talib

The curious case of Aqib Talib has finally been solved. And, by his own admission, Talib can get so stupid drunk that he might get shot in the leg and not remember who fired the gun. As a result of his injury, Talib was forced to skip a reception at the White House honoring the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 victory. A first-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2008, Talib spent five years in Tampa Bay and then two years with the New England Patriots before joining the Broncos in 2014. Read More

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