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High expectations for Kentucky in college basketball coaches' poll High expectations for Kentucky in college basketball coaches' poll
- October 19, 2017

The Wildcats are ranked behind Duke, Michigan State and Kansas. The teams in the top 25 earn points, which helps determine the poll. No. 10 West Virginia rounds out the Top 10. They also welcome in a good 2017 recruiting class. United Kingdom will also face No. 10 West Virginia (Jan. 27), No. 16 Louisville (Dec. 29) and No. (more...)
Schwartz has hat trick in Blues' 5-2 victory over Blackhawks Schwartz has hat trick in Blues' 5-2 victory over Blackhawks
- October 19, 2017

You can check out tonight's game on NBCSN (8 p.m. ET) or online via the live stream. Schwartz opened the scoring at 4:46 of the first period, tucking in a backhander off Tarasenko's feed. Montreal (1-5-1) still hasn't won in regulation this season. After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee determined that the actions of St. (more...)
Gordon Hayward Unlikely To Return In 17-18 Gordon Hayward Unlikely To Return In 17-18
- October 19, 2017

However, this all unraveled last night only minutes into the new year. "He's down", Stevens said. But we're expecting a full recovery. But it's been tough. A guy who can put the ball in the basket for you. Hayward's injury figures to have a significant effect both on the Celtics and the Eastern Conference playoff outlook as a whole. (more...)
Steelers' Mike Mitchell fined $48k for dirty hit on Alex Smith Steelers' Mike Mitchell fined $48k for dirty hit on Alex Smith
- October 19, 2017

Video of the play does show that Chickillo's hand is on Mitchell's back, but whether there was enough contact to account for Mitchell's hit is in the eye of the beholder. Smith is correct-Mitchell has been fined for illegal hits twice before during his career. I don't think this is a first offense either. Mitchell won't have to sit out any games. (more...)
Big Ten changes men's basketball schedule to 20 conference games Big Ten changes men's basketball schedule to 20 conference games
- October 19, 2017

The three in-state rivalries - Illinois/Northwestern, Indiana/Purdue and Michigan/Michigan State - will be played twice annually, while the new schedule will also include a regional component to increase the frequency of games among teams in similar areas. (more...)
NLCS Game 4: Cubs stay alive, gut out 3-2 win NLCS Game 4: Cubs stay alive, gut out 3-2 win
- October 19, 2017

The umpires kicked the Chicago skipper from the game after Curtis Granderson's swing-and-miss for strike three was overturned and ruled a foul ball. He then walked Yasiel Puig , putting the tying run on base. "We have so much talent on this team - it's any guy on any given day, and it takes a lot of pressure off of everybody", Rizzo said. "Hopefully, it's not a goodbye, it's a thank you, obviously, " Arrieta said. (more...)
Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley
- October 19, 2017

With a Carabao Cup game against Wolves coming up on Tuesday, the Catalan may prefer to make wholesale changes next time and stick with largely the same team that has started the last three games for Burnley's visit. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool has now won just once in eight matches, but this was a brighter showing on a balmy Merseyside afternoon, with Joel Matip and Emre Can going close either side of half-time. (more...)
76ers' Ben Simmons On NBA Debut: 76ers' Ben Simmons On NBA Debut: "Felt Like I Was Playing 2K"
- October 19, 2017

After fully recovering from the Jones Fracture he suffered during training camp past year, the former number one overall pick played his first regular season game for the team, and was able to showcase his brilliant all-around game. Once Beal and Wall leave the game for rest, the Wizards do struggle to keep a lead, allowing teams to come back and position itself for a cover. Going forward I expect defensive players will start backing off of Simmons and making shoot from outside. (more...)
Hamas must disarm, renounce violence to join government Hamas must disarm, renounce violence to join government
- October 19, 2017

The Iranian envoy also noted that Washington's attempts to exclude Israeli violations from the agenda of the Security Council show that the U.S. is trying to ignore the plight of the Palestinians. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt said in a Thursday issued by the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv. "If Hamas is to play any role in a Palestinian government, it must accept these basic requirements", Greenblatt said in a media statement which represented the Trump ... (more...)
'Honoured and privileged': Jacinda Ardern on being New Zealand's next PM 'Honoured and privileged': Jacinda Ardern on being New Zealand's next PM
- October 19, 2017

Not all that attention has been welcome, in her early days as leader, Ardern struck out against the media for focusing on her looks and questioning her about her ability to juggle the job with any potential future children - which many commentators said was a sexist double standard that would not be applied to men. (more...)
Edin Džeko Hits An Incredible Volley Against Chelsea Edin Džeko Hits An Incredible Volley Against Chelsea
- October 19, 2017

After Chelsea's dramatic Champions League game against Roma ended 3-3 last night, Conte answered questions about Mourinho's digs in a subsequent press conference. Do you think the Conte/Mourinho rivalry is something to look forward to this season? 2-0 up, 3-2 down and in the end, a 3-3 draw. I change the system and I prefer to change. (more...)
White nationalist at University of Florida White nationalist at University of Florida
- October 19, 2017

University president Kent Fuchs has condemned Spencer's message multiple times and has urged faculty and students not to attend the event, which is scheduled to run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. "I really believe that the protests are the oxygen on which the white nationalists and white supremacists survive", Fuchs said. According to the president of UF, the total cost of security to protect Richard Spencer amounts to an unbelievable $600,000, calling in law enforcement from local, state, and ... (more...)
Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri angry with Serie A fixture makers Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri angry with Serie A fixture makers
- October 19, 2017

Leaders Napoli have won all eight league matches this season, while second-placed Inter, fresh from a derby win over AC Milan, have won seven and drawn one, making the fixture one of the most eagerly anticipated of the season. "To have nine points after three games is so important for us to qualify". "It was ideal. If we did not play good, we could not beat that team". Napoli were struggling to deal with the Citizens' scintillating attacking play and needed Kalidou Koulibaly to clear a ... (more...)
USA starts looking to 2022 with exhibition at Portugal USA starts looking to 2022 with exhibition at Portugal
- October 19, 2017

Life goes on. So will the USA men's national team. Portugal has qualified for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. As three-time World Cup champions, the US women's team is the single most successful women's national soccer team worldwide. (more...)
Ozil is Ozil is "a warrior", claims Arsenal legend
- October 19, 2017

The story claims that Ozil's days at Arsenal "are numbered" but it also suggests that the Gunners could struggle to find a club willing to buy the playmaker in January. " It is incredibly hard to stay at the top in England ", he added. Ozil meanwhile has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Inter Milan , though manager Arsene Wenger believes the German wants to sign a new contract . (more...)
Self-taught AI is best yet at strategy game Go
- October 19, 2017

From re, to learn, program will play millions of parts of parties against itself. AlphaGo defeated Ke Jie-the world's top human go player-in May. Reinforcement learning also shows promise for automating the programming of machines in many other contexts, including those where it would be impractical to program them by hand. (more...)
Prepare for earthquakes during ShakeOut Day Prepare for earthquakes during ShakeOut Day
- October 19, 2017

Don't miss a thing. The central and eastern U.S.is home to several active faults including the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which produced three of the largest earthquakes ever felt in the continental United States in 1811-12. In addition to teaching the proper safety techniques while inside the building, school officials have also planned evacuation drills specialized to each institution. (more...)
Simeone maintains ´absolute´ belief in Atletico despite Qarabag draw Simeone maintains ´absolute´ belief in Atletico despite Qarabag draw
- October 19, 2017

The draw left Atletico third in Group C after three matchdays, three points adrift of second-placed Roma and five behind leaders Chelsea . It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time. (more...)
Father of fallen soldier says no call from Trump Father of fallen soldier says no call from Trump
- October 19, 2017

Meanwhile Mr Trump has continued to reject a Florida congresswoman's account that he told the widow of a soldier killed in the ambush in Niger that her husband " knew what he signed up for ". Johnson. Rep. Wilson's behavior is "appalling and disgusting", the press secretary added. The only way Huckabee Sanders could have delivered a worse answer would have been if she had admitted that this as exactly what Trump said, and that the President has zero sympathy for those who die in combat ... (more...)
LeBron James Warns It's 'Scary' How Much He Improved This Offseason LeBron James Warns It's 'Scary' How Much He Improved This Offseason
- October 19, 2017

On Monday, J.R. Smith said James would play according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com . "Oh, he's gonna go", Smith said. The narration ends by saying "I'd feel sorry for them if it wasn't going to be so damn fun to watch". James entered the 2017-18 season at 50,399 minutes played, almost 2,000 more than MJ's entire career. "We were talking about it, he's never missed, since he was eight years old and he started playing, he's never missed a first game". (more...)
Jose Mourinho says he will not retire at Manchester United Jose Mourinho says he will not retire at Manchester United
- October 19, 2017

In the end, Klopp and his team had no answer to United's "rope a dope" tactics and Mourinho marched out of Anfield once more amid cries of derision from those convinced he was ruining their day. "Peter is the greatest Premier League goalkeeper but De Gea is second". The biggest pressure for me came in the European Super Cup against Real Madrid (in August) as that was the game when everyone was looking at me thinking, 'Will he do it there?' . (more...)
Yuvraj's sister-in-law names him, brother in domestic violence case Yuvraj's sister-in-law names him, brother in domestic violence case
- October 19, 2017

Akanksha had earlier said that her husband was never interested in getting intimate with her, and on the other side, her mother-in-law used to force her to get pregnant. However, mother of the cricketer Shabnam has also filed a suit against Akanksha for recovery. The lawyer also revealed how Akanksha was pressurised to have a baby,"When Yuvraj and Zoravar's mother was pressurising Akanksha to have a baby, Yuvraj too had joined in to do the same". (more...)
Koeman gets the 'feeling' he has support of Everton board Koeman gets the 'feeling' he has support of Everton board
- October 19, 2017

For now I have full support from the board but we all know our results need to improve. The Blues have a chance to build plenty of momentum in the next eight days with games against Olympique Lyonnais and Arsenal in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Sunday before facing Chelsea next Wednesday in the Carabao Cup . (more...)
Lionel Messi's 100th European Goal Puts 10-Man Barcelona by Olympiacos Lionel Messi's 100th European Goal Puts 10-Man Barcelona by Olympiacos
- October 19, 2017

Proto found himself in no-man's land midway through the half when Paulinho latched on to Andres Iniesta 's chipped pass forward, but Olympiacos were saved by the woodwork as the Brazilian's header came back off the crossbar with the keeper beaten. (more...)
Gatland 'hated' British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand Gatland 'hated' British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand
- October 19, 2017

Gatland told the paper that O'Brien's remarks took a "bit of the gloss off the Lions tour". I spoke to all the coaches about what I said because, after reflecting on the whole thing, I think it would have improved obviously, as I've stated as well but, it's done for me now. (more...)