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FIFA Confirm Seeding And Potential Playoff Opponents For Ireland FIFA Confirm Seeding And Potential Playoff Opponents For Ireland
- October 16, 2017

IRELAND have moved up eight places in the Fifa World Rankings following victories over Moldova and Wales . FIFA's seven highest-ranked nations are joined by Russian Federation, who automatically go into pot 1 as tournament hosts. The top seven teams on Monday were Germany , Brazil , Portugal , Argentina , Belgium , Poland and France - all among the 23 teams who have so far guaranteed their places in Russian Federation. (more...)
Leicester v West Brom predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & betting tips Leicester v West Brom predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & betting tips
- October 16, 2017

As it was with Arsenal and Man City. On paper, a Leicester win to nil looks like a good bet. Vardy is enjoying scoring goals despite winning only one game this season and with West Brom's last clean sheet back in early September, the Foxes' have a real chance to take something out of this game. (more...)
Bryan Robson hoping Manchester United take advantage of lax Liverpool defending Bryan Robson hoping Manchester United take advantage of lax Liverpool defending
- October 16, 2017

United look well placed to strike having already plundered 21 league goals this season, while Romelu Lukaku can become the first player to score eight goals in his first eight Premier League games for the club. We chose the hard way and lets carry on. Barcelona on the best day would not do it. 'It will be a very, very tough game because Manchester United have done very well this season so far. (more...)
Federer beats Nadal, wins Shanghai Masters Federer beats Nadal, wins Shanghai Masters
- October 16, 2017

To be honest with you, you can't always win against "Rafa". Dimitrov sensed another opportunity in the fifth game of the third set, but Nadal survived the break point. "This was not my best match this week". "Today you played a fantastic match, so well done, many congratulations", he told Federer. That's the real thing, no? It was the 94th title of Federer's career, allowing him to join Ivan Lendl in the second rank of modern history in this chapter. (more...)
Ex-Saints running back Adrian Peterson scores opening TD for Cardinals Ex-Saints running back Adrian Peterson scores opening TD for Cardinals
- October 16, 2017

The Cardinals led 24-0 at halftime, scoring more points in two quarters Sunday than they've had at the half all season. Winston was injured on the Buccaneers' first series of the game when he scrambled outside of the pocket looking to throw and was hit by pass rusher Chandler Jones . (more...)
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reportedly asks to be traded Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reportedly asks to be traded
- October 16, 2017

Bryant had two catches for 27 yards Sunday in the Steelers' 19-13 road win over the Chiefs. It will now be interesting to see if Bryant quickly denies the trade request reports now that the Steelers have landed back in Pittsburgh. So far this season, Bryant has 15 receptions for 204 yards and one touchdown. An ESPN scouting report notes that "Bryant is getting open often enough on his vertical routes, but his quarterback simply can't get him the ball". (more...)
Barcelona to anger Liverpool again by moving for top Reds target Barcelona to anger Liverpool again by moving for top Reds target
- October 16, 2017

According to the Mirror , scouts from the Catalan club monitored the 26-year-old during Holland clash against Sweden last week and Barcelona are now weighing up the opportunity of tabling an offer for the centre-back during the January transfer window. (more...)
Broncos vs. Giants: 3 keys to victory for Denver Broncos vs. Giants: 3 keys to victory for Denver
- October 16, 2017

Denver is not going to take it easy on them, and Eli Manning will be running for his life for 60 minutes against the Broncos in Week 6. The MVP of Super Bowl 50 probably will spend the majority of his snaps across from Hart, who struggled against the Chargers' speed rushers last week in his return from an ankle injury. (more...)
Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque
- October 16, 2017

It may a little early for fried chicken, but maybe Gus Fring can hand deliver the Cubs a few buckets of Los Pollos Hermanos while they wait for departure. ET with Los Angeles International as its destination. The Cubs are set to play the Dodgers on Saturday in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series. The unscheduled landing occurred around 7:30 a.m. (more...)
Kyle Shanahan names rookie CJ Beathard 49ers' new starting quarterback Kyle Shanahan names rookie CJ Beathard 49ers' new starting quarterback
- October 16, 2017

Shanahan confirmed postgame that Beathard will be the 49ers starting quarterback moving forward. They were out gained by Washington 109 to 11 yards in the first quarter and appeared on the brink of getting blown out. He comes in, doesn't hesitate, he's extremely tough. Going to watch this tape and just a ton of stuff to learn from. Cousins was 4 of 4 for 57 yards on the drive, including a 23-yard screen pass to Thompson and 11-yard strike to wide receiver Josh Doctson for the score. (more...)
Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens: 5 Things to Watch Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens: 5 Things to Watch
- October 16, 2017

After managing just three takeaways coming into this game (and no interceptions), the Bears defense went full mid-2000s mode on Joe Flacco and the Ravens , recovering a fumble and picking off two passes. Trubisky isn't quite there yet, but you've already seen glimpses of it. Trubisky completed 8 of 16 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown, saving his heroics for the extra frame. (more...)
Jets fall to Patriots, 24-17 Jets fall to Patriots, 24-17
- October 16, 2017

That probably best describes how some of the Patriots' loyal fans feel watching some of the same mistakes continue to show up on a weekly basis. After one quarter, the Jets " 7-0 lead was their largest after the first quarter vs. Defensive End Muhammad Wilkerson has been hurt and is questionable going into the game making the run look even more enticing. As was the case most the day, the Jets contained Brady. (more...)
Newcastle Player Ratings: Hayden and Perez standout men in Southampton draw Newcastle Player Ratings: Hayden and Perez standout men in Southampton draw
- October 15, 2017

Rafael Benitez's men took their one-goal lead into the break and they nearly struck again two minutes into the second half when Perez did well to get in a low cross from the right that was flicked onto the bar by Joselu at the near post. I was thinking about diagonal balls and be there with Dusan, Shane and Manolo. Reflecting on his side's progress as Premier League newcomers this season, Benitez said: "We are acclimatising fine but we can be better and hopefully we will be better". (more...)
Deeney questions Arsenal's spirit after Watford defeat Deeney questions Arsenal's spirit after Watford defeat
- October 15, 2017

Silva's Watford side have had a surprisingly good start to the season as they now sit in fourth place on the Premier League table. Arsenal are now sixth in the EPL log following the defeat. 'I don't think there are many teams, top teams, that had the chance Ozil had and be so naive, so nonchalant with it, ' he said after Watford climbed to fourth in the table. (more...)
Tragedy as goalkeeper dies after collision with team-mate Tragedy as goalkeeper dies after collision with team-mate
- October 15, 2017

Medical staff hurried to his aid and he was quickly taken to the hospital. According to reports, he was conscious moments after the collision before complaining of pain in the chest. The club legend took a heavy knock from his own defender towards the end of the opening 45 minutes as he rushing out to collect the ball. The Indonesian league also tweeted their condolences, stating Huda's death was "a loss for Indonesian football". (more...)
MotoGP: Dovizioso won in Japan and exacerbated the fight for the title MotoGP: Dovizioso won in Japan and exacerbated the fight for the title
- October 15, 2017

The last lap saw Marquez at the front and in the best position to take the win, but a mistake which nearly threw him off his Honda gave Dovizioso a small chance, and he took it. "I don't know who will win this championship but it is unbelievable to fight like we did today in rainy conditions", said the Repsol Honda rider. "It was incredible today, I enjoyed the battle", said the Spaniard. (more...)
Lions QB Matthew Stafford Expected To Play Despite Questionable Tag Lions QB Matthew Stafford Expected To Play Despite Questionable Tag
- October 15, 2017

Stafford was a full participant in practice all week despite the ankle injury and will look to lead his team to a road victory in the Big Easy. According to a source of National Football League insider Ian Rapoport, Stafford will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints . (more...)
Asia Cup: India beat Pakistan 3-1, top Pool A Asia Cup: India beat Pakistan 3-1, top Pool A
- October 15, 2017

India are now sitting atop Pool A with six points from two wins while Pakistan are placed second with four points.With two wins, India are comfortably through to the Super 4 stage of the tournament and the Sjoerd Marine-coached side would be hoping to finish the pool stages with an all-win record. (more...)
Dimitrov and Nadal sizzle in Shanghai Dimitrov and Nadal sizzle in Shanghai
- October 15, 2017

It was a 94th title for the Swiss legend , drawing him level with the great Ivan Lendl, and closes the gap on world number one Nadal at the top of the rankings as the season reaches its conclusion. At last, though, Nadal's ruthless tactics and indefatigable energy broke down the Cilic game. Federer won 6-4 6-3 in a blistering performance in China. (more...)
Pavlyuchenkova cruises into Hong Kong semis Pavlyuchenkova cruises into Hong Kong semis
- October 15, 2017

Gavrilova won her only previous meeting with fellow Russian-born player Pavlyuchenkova a year ago in Moscow, while beating Wang at Wimbledon in 2016. The seventh-seeded Gavrilova will play for the title tonight (6.30pm AEST) against sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova . (more...)
Patriots' Langi hospitalised after vehicle accident Patriots' Langi hospitalised after vehicle accident
- October 15, 2017

Langi was driving with his wife when they were involved in a three-car crash. It was a serious crash that required the Jaws of Life to remove one person from the wreckage. The team says the two "are receiving medical attention", and there is no immediate word on their condition. The Patriots will head on the road to take on the New York Jets on Sunday at 1 p.m. (more...)
Talladega gifts Dale Earnhardt Jr. with dad's '79 Monte Carlo Talladega gifts Dale Earnhardt Jr. with dad's '79 Monte Carlo
- October 15, 2017

Earnhardt Jr. will race for what's expected to be his last time at Talladega in Sunday's Alabama 500 . Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. But never anything old like this, you know, with some real history. So different from our cars today. Just kind of see everything and a lot of wind moving around and pretty insane. (more...)
Former Soccer Star Still Leading in Liberia Presidential Election Former Soccer Star Still Leading in Liberia Presidential Election
- October 15, 2017

Jerome Korkoya, said that the results received from the 15 counties of the country, constituted about 30 percent of the total results. Former A.C. Milan soccer starter George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are closer to running in a second-round vote in Liberia's presidential election as they have the most votes with 74 percent of polling stations tallied. (more...)
National Basketball Association suspends Portland's McCollum for a game
- October 15, 2017

The 26-year-old American briefly went onto the court from the bench during a scuffle between Portland forward Caleb Swanigan and Phoenix's Alex Len , a center from Ukraine. He averaged a career-best 23 points per game on 48 percent shooting last season. There's no word yet on whether or not he will appeal, but it's likely that Evan Turner starts if McCollum misses Wednesday's game. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott Requests Full-Panel Rehearing Ezekiel Elliott Requests Full-Panel Rehearing
- October 15, 2017

A Federal Appeals court overturned a District Court's decision Thursday. There's no guarantee Elliott's appeal is granted after the same court just ruled against him. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott in August after the league concluded - following a yearlong investigation - that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time. (more...)