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National League Championship Series Game 2 Open Thread

National League Championship Series Game 2 Open Thread

The first time around the Cubs lineup proved easy for Kershaw, as the bats did not make the Cy Young victor throw pitches. "It was one of those games where one pitch could have been the deciding factor", Kershaw said. The Los Angeles ace was in excellent form as he led the Dodgers to a tight 1-0 win , knotting up the NLCS at one game apiece. In the top half, Gonzalez tied it at 3 with a two-out, two-run single off Aroldis Chapman . Read More

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Leeds win 3-2 on penalties

The hosts, who had used all three substitutes, played the whole of extra time with 10 men after defender Lewie Coyle limped off injured in the 90th minute. Kemar Roofe crossed to the far post and from Souleymane Doukara's knock-back Antonsson turned the ball home. " It was an unbelievable atmosphere, that is what football and cup ties are all about ". Read More

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Overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World Series

This item has been corrected to show there were an estimated 300,000 people, not 30,000. The Cubs? Kipnis knows how long it's been since they've won a World Series (1908). "He'd be so proud!" For the Cubbies, this is their first World Series trip since 1945. He said that if the Cubs ask him to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch alongside Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo , they will be ready. Read More

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Spurs star shows how vital he is to Pochettino

Spurs star shows how vital he is to Pochettino

Both managers had praised their opponent's style of play in the build-up and it was no surprise when the game began at a high tempo with both sides attacking freely. It's not enough. We are more ambitious than that. "We missed a bit of freshness that you need in the first 15 minutes", said Pochettino. Half-time, however, came at the wrong time for Bournemouth , who struggled to regain the same urgency after the break while Tottenham emerged calmer and more controlled. Read More

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Michigan learned from the toughest of losses

Michigan learned from the toughest of losses

For our guys to dig deep and have that type of response, and really for a young team to have that type of response is huge. "We knew it was going to be a great atmosphere and it was". Hills kept moving the chains, with Lorenzo Harrison finishing off the nine-play, 96-yard drive with an 8-yard touchdown run . Maryland committed only three penalties all game while amassing 447 yards of offense. Read More

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Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

You heard it here first". Lee's former classmate Marcos Meza provided video proof that the message is, in fact, real. In it, student Michael Lee makes the following bold prediction: "Chicago Cubs". When Meza connected with Lee on Facebook back in 2009, he sent him a picture of his old yearbook quote. "I was telling Mike's brother, 'Mike will be that guy in Chicago who will never have to buy a beer again, '" Meza said when asked how Lee's life might change if the Cubs win. Read More

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Chargers, Falcons to compare NFL's top scoring offenses

That being said, their inability to close out games remains a concern. Somebody has the ball late in the two-minute drive. Somebody has the ball late in the two-minute drive, we've lost those games the last two years. And with Tevin Coleman exiting with a hamstring injury, Devonta Freeman might have to continue being superb - with a smaller margin for error and a less diversified backfield - if Coleman misses time. Read More

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MOTOGP: Rossi laments lack of front-end grip

MOTOGP: Rossi laments lack of front-end grip

Lorenzo, who was pipped by Marquez by just 0.249 seconds in last year's Phillip Island race, had a troubled opening practice and recorded only the 19th best time of 1:45.651 in a disastrous day for the Movistar Yamaha team. Crutchlow was now in the flawless place to take the lead and push at the front to strengthen his position, he did this and took the victory after the 27-lap race by a commanding four-seconds, taking the position of First Independant Rider at the same time and ... Read More

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Leonard Fournette breaks off 59-yard TD in return to action

Leonard Fournette breaks off 59-yard TD in return to action

Able to force an interception and two fumbles, one of which lead to a touchdown right before halftime that looked to give Ole Miss the momentum heading into the locker room, the Rebels were able to win the turnover battle 3:2. In last year's game, Kelly got the upper hand against LSU. "This is one of the hardest seasons for me", said Fournette. LSU's resurgent offense, which has scored 87 points - including seven TDs of 20 or more yards - in its last two outings, against the ... Read More

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Maro Itoje suffers arm injury in Saracens' Champions Cup victory over Scarlets

Maro Itoje suffers arm injury in Saracens' Champions Cup victory over Scarlets

The England worldwide was replaced in the 46th minute of Saturday's 44-26 Champions Cup win over Scarlets and has been ruled out for six weeks. He will require surgery and has been ruled out of action for six weeks. "What's now important for Maro is his recovery, and we look forward to his return later this season". Itoje helped England to the Six Nations title and Grand Slam glory last season in his debut campaign of worldwide rugby, then started all three games when Jones' team claimed ... Read More

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Blue Jays advance to ALCS with sweep of Rangers

Blue Jays advance to ALCS with sweep of Rangers

Donaldson started the Blue Jays' rally in the 10th with a leadoff double, and he eventually came through with the game-winning run a few batters later, helping Toronto into the next round. Outfielder Carlos Gomez took a lead-off walk, stole second to get into scoring position and then scored after two routine ground-outs from Ian Desmond and Carlos Beltran. Read More

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Guardiola won't change despite Barca mauling

Guardiola won't change despite Barca mauling

Guardiola repeated he will not change his style. I'm good - but I'm not that good. Yet Guardiola said: "Out of my plans?" We lost 4-0. The guilty? I am not here to change absolutely anything. Nathan Redmond had a slight niggle agaisnt Inter due to which he couldn't feature in the match, however he's expected to be back fit for Manchester City . Read More

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Stoke City - Premier League Football - 22 October 2016

Stoke City - Premier League Football - 22 October 2016

Shaqiri lit up an otherwise ordinary game with two superb strikes in either half as Mark Hughes' side followed up last week's first league win of the season against Sunderland with its first league success away. Shaqiri's free kick curled up and over the wall and inside Marshall's left-hand post. As Stoke move out of the relegation zone, Hull have now let in 19 goals on a run of five league defeats and gone seven top-flight games without a win. Read More

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Sadio Mane gives Liverpool 1-0 lead over West Brom

Pulis, renowned for the direct approach and strength at set pieces of his teams, has an excellent record against the Merseyside club, which he cemented with two draws last season. If there's one thing that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been trying to stress since the start of the season it's that a match is never ours to lose. Read More

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Lewis Hamilton earns pole position at US Grand Prix

It is one of his favorite circuits, having taken the checkered flag in three of the four races held at the circuit. "I had some problems with the braking and that was losing me quite a lot of time ". "But once it's decided I'll move on, all I can do is shape the future which is next year". Wolff, who flew back from Japan to Britain with Hamilton where they attended celebrations at the factories to celebrate the team's third successive constructors' title, said there had been conversations ... Read More

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Mourinho Happy With Anfield Goalless Draw

Notably, the Reds have shown quality attacking intent in this season with impressive wins against Arsenal, Chelsea and defending champions Leicester City and their showing against United disappointed their fans and their boss, alike. The home side, full of goals all season, proved desperately disappointing until finding some second-half drive and may have still felt they deserved the win as United goalkeeper David de Gea had to make fine saves from Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho . Read More

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Indians top Ortiz, Red Sox 4-3, complete sweep, reach ALCS

A few of those awful losses happened a few days ago in Cleveland. The fans rose to cheer for him and stayed there as Hanley Ramirez singled to make it 4-3. The storybook endings are the exception more the rule. The Red Sox are a much different team when they get rolling. Farrell also has had less of an effect on the pitching staff than you would have expected from an accomplished former pitching coach. Read More

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Tom Brady Remaining Tight-Lipped on His Presidential Vote

Tom Brady Remaining Tight-Lipped on His Presidential Vote

Brady's friendship with Trump has come up several times during the election, most recently last week when necn reporter Jonathan Choe asked him how he would respond if his kids heard Trump's version of "locker room talk". While Brady didn't say whether Trump would get his vote on November 8, he did tell hosts Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan that he plans to vote. "It's surprising, pretty good, a pretty nice reaction, but I'm sure it'll be different on Sunday", Brady said. Read More

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PFW Matchup Breakdown: New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

We are who we are". Going through the injury list would probably take too much time anyway, especially now that it includes quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . If DeAngelo Williams, who has an injured knee, is limited, he might be replaced by Fitzgerald Toussaint , reports DeArdo. If the mystifying 30-15 setback in Miami proved anything, it's that the Steelers hardly look like a legitimate threat in the AFC with so many contributors in sweatpants and sneakers instead of cleats. Read More

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Fenerbahce plane forced to make emergency landing

On Thursday (October 20), the game will kick off at 8:05 pm BST (3:05 pm ET, Friday 12:35 am IST) and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2/ BT Sport Showcase in the UK, Fox Sports 1 in the U.S. Despite the unhappy manner of his departure, van Persie can expect some affection from the Old Trafford crowd. "If you want to play for the championship you need more". Read More

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Pique marvels at 'best in history' Messi

Pique marvels at 'best in history' Messi

Both sides like to keep the ball and maintain as much possession as possible, and their defences try to play the ball out from the back whenever possible. "We will have a good margin". As we saw in the last few games, whether we play with three or four at the back, the idea is the same - to control the games, be an attacking team and create as many chances as we can. Read More

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Cam Newton clears concussion protocol, set to return alongside Jonathan Stewart

Newton hasn't spoken to reporters since suffering a concussion on October 2 against the Falcons. Rivera said Newton is expected to meet with the independent physician Friday. On paper a relatively healthy Carolina team should beat New Orleans , as they did twice last season. "Play within our coverage". He's officially been listed as questionable, but he has been saying for days that he is ready to play and plans on it. Read More

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Rooney dropped to bench as England seek a new path

We are on track". I love playing for my country. But the two games highlighted numerous failings that have blighted England's players for years. "I am going to have a couple of days to go and sleep". "His decision making has been excellent, his use of the ball with his feet has been very, very good". He showed the level he's capable of. "He was top, top class". Read More

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Dombrowski: Farrell will be back as Red Sox manager in 2017

Ortiz's current and former Red Sox teammates, including several from the 2004 World Series team, spoke of his character as a teammate and his contributions to Boston . But they're different. First one this year was when we heard the bad news about my friend Jose Fernandez, something that impact the whole world, and you never expect anything like that to happen. Read More

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Suresh Raina to miss first ODI due to viral fever

And they have a good reason to hope so. We've got two world class batsmen ranked very highly in the ODI form, we've got top 10 spinners, we've got new young spinners, and a couple of all-rounders as well. Whether it's Test to T20 or one-day to Test. Meanwhile, India have made a decision to rest the spinning duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin - for the first three games. Read More

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Blue Jays Drop Game 1 of ALCS 2-0

Neither pitcher has much experience in the postseason but it clearly hasn't mattered to Estrada or Kluber so far. Toronto second baseman Devon Travis looked despondent as he sat on a couch in the locker-room after the Blue Jays dropped a 2-0 decision to Cleveland on Friday night. Read More

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Ryan Moore goes from last-minute captain's pick to Ryder Cup hero

European captain Darren Clarke front-loaded his lineup, hoping McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Thomas Pieters and Justin Rose could put some European blue on the board early and turn up the heat on the desperate Americans. It just wasn't meant to be". But this was always Mickelson's team, from the moment he demanded more say in its selection to the time he and his teammates hoisted the trophy for the first time since 2008. Read More

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