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Voracek's 5-point night propels Flyers past Senators Voracek's 5-point night propels Flyers past Senators
- October 14, 2018

Flyers center Nolan Patrick left in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return. If you're going to make a guarantee, proclaiming victory against the Ottawa Senators seems to be the way to go this season. Ivan Provorov took a tripping penalty a few minutes later and Brady Tkachuk recorded his first goal on the season giving Ottawa an early 1-0 lead. (more...)
Seeded Svitolina reached Hong Kong Open quarterfinals Seeded Svitolina reached Hong Kong Open quarterfinals
- October 14, 2018

I have to step up and bring my best game. "I think that's the way forward". Now ranked 24, Wang is chasing more WTA titles to go with the two she picked up in July and September in Nanchang and Guangzhou. Gavrilova, who beat world number 18 Jelena Ostapenko in Wuhan and stunned world number seven Petra Kvitova in Beijing, extended to 9-5 her record in final-set tiebreaks and sealed the third quarter-finals showing of the season after the semifinal losses in Acapulco and Sydney. (more...)
Jon Gruden is positively dreading Raiders' London trip Jon Gruden is positively dreading Raiders' London trip
- October 14, 2018

The Raiders are jetting 5,341 miles to London, a trek that'll put them in the air for over 10 hours. "I get claustrophobic. My son was a weightlifter and he won a powerlifting competition in Belarus". By leaving Thursday evening, Gruden's crew will have two walkthrough practices prior to game day. But he apparently will tough it out and isn't totally dreading it. (more...)
Gilbraltar shock Armenia to clinch historic first competitive win — UEFA Nations League Gilbraltar shock Armenia to clinch historic first competitive win — UEFA Nations League
- October 14, 2018

It was also their first points in any competition, as they lost all of their Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifying matches. Chipolina, a former Gibraltar futsal player, made no mistake to net the first goal for his country, sending shockwaves around Europe. (more...)
Packers legend Jim Taylor passes away at age 83 Packers legend Jim Taylor passes away at age 83
- October 14, 2018

A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Taylor was the Packers' career rushing leading until Ahman Green broke his mark in 2006. Lombardi came up with the concept of the Packers Sweep, which featured pulling guards and Taylor or Hornung running around the end. (more...)
Mick Schumacher wins Formula 3 European title with race to spare Mick Schumacher wins Formula 3 European title with race to spare
- October 14, 2018

The duo have previously exchanged heated words with Ticktum questioning the quick rise of Schumacher midway through the year, but the latter had the last comment on Saturday as he was confirmed as champion. To avoid attention he raced as "Mick Betsch", using his mother Corinna's maiden name. Michael Schumacher , the most successful driver in F1 history, has not been seen in public since he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France in December 2013. (more...)
Coaches get in heated shouting match in Florida-Vandy near-brawl Coaches get in heated shouting match in Florida-Vandy near-brawl
- October 14, 2018

At that point, Mason appeared to get into a an expletive-laced verbal altercation with Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and Mullen. Mason turned to walk away and grabbed Dayo Odeyingbo, who was coming out to check on his older brother. (more...)
West Indies use substitute wicketkeeper after injury to Shane Dowrich West Indies use substitute wicketkeeper after injury to Shane Dowrich
- October 13, 2018

Virat Kohli has gotten a little more than he bargained for in a weird incident during India's Test match against the West Indies when a fan tried to plant a kiss on him. After getting dismissed for 311, thanks to Roston Chase's century, the Windies pacers started off in a bad note as they were wayward with their line and lengths and that allowed Prithvi Shaw to cash in on the errors and score yet another fifty. (more...)
Knicks waive Noah after just two seasons Knicks waive Noah after just two seasons
- October 13, 2018

Noah underwent knee surgery in February of his first season with the team, and just one month later was hit with a 20-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. Noah's tenure in NY was a tumultuous one, marred by injuries and a suspension. He was unable to regain his rotation spot once he was eligible to return and didn't play again following his argument with Hornacek after playing 4 1/2 minutes in a loss at Golden State on January 23. (more...)
Croatia, England fight out draw in empty stadium Croatia, England fight out draw in empty stadium
- October 13, 2018

The Nations League match had to be played behind closed doors, however, it proved to be a rather tiresome affair as both sides earned a point from the game. England started to dominate play and Rashford should have put the visitors ahead after 55 minutes, but the flimsy finish with which he greeted an inviting Kyle Walker ball into the box left Dominik Livakovic with a comfortable save. (more...)
Diego Maradona criticises Lionel Messi's leadership Diego Maradona criticises Lionel Messi's leadership
- October 13, 2018

It rules out the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain luring him from the Nou Camp but it does mean Messi would be able to do what Xavi and Iniesta, now playing in Qatar and Japan respectively, have both done in their post-Barcelona careers. (more...)
Federer battles past Bautista Agut in Shanghai Federer battles past Bautista Agut in Shanghai
- October 13, 2018

It soon went from bad to worse for the top seed as Bautista Agut struck a clean forehand up the line to break again as he reeled off four games in a row to lead 4-1. Then, at 4-4, 30-30, Medvedev got succumbed to the pressure as he made two unforced errors from the forehand to hand the break to Federer , who served it out comfortably to reach the last 16. (more...)
Thomas's Tour de France trophy stolen in Birmingham Thomas's Tour de France trophy stolen in Birmingham
- October 13, 2018

Armstong took to Twitter after it was reported that Thomas" trophy from his maiden title had been stolen, offering the Welshman one of his own "titles'. "Hopefully whoever took it will have the good grace to return it". Winner Geraint Thomas (C) of Great Britain, Second Placed Tom Dumoulin (L) of The Netherlands and third placed Chris Froome (R) of Great Britain celebrate on the podium of the Tour de France in Paris, July 29, 2018. (more...)
Pliskova and Sabalenka reach Tianjin Open quarterfinals | State National Sports Pliskova and Sabalenka reach Tianjin Open quarterfinals | State National Sports
- October 13, 2018

Pliskova, now holding eighth spot in the Race to Singapore standings, must reach the semi-finals in Tianjin to secure one of the three available qualifying places for the season-ending tournament starting on October 21. Linette had no real chance to give a turnaround and went on to suffer the 16th defeat in 17 career clashes against Top 20 opponents. Petra Martic battled back to see off Fangzhou Liu 1-6 6-0 6-1, while Hsieh Su-wei needed three sets to topple Veronika Kudermetova 6-2 2-6 ... (more...)
Thierry Henry to replace Leonardo Jardim at Monaco Thierry Henry to replace Leonardo Jardim at Monaco
- October 13, 2018

Jardim was sacked on Thursday, with Monaco now 18th in Ligue 1, having taken one win from their opening nine games. This is Henry's first foray into management and he will soon leave from the role of second assistant coach of the Belgium national team under Roberto Martinez . (more...)
Tavares, Matthews score 2 each as Maple Leafs defeat Stars 7-4 Tavares, Matthews score 2 each as Maple Leafs defeat Stars 7-4
- October 13, 2018

That top power play unit for Toronto has scored five goals in Toronto's first four games, with at least a goal in each. "When it's going in, it's always a really good feeling", Matthews said Tuesday. You've seen them play on the ice, now is your chance to them play in the virtual world. While the Leafs have scored 20 goals to start this season, they've also given up 17 goals against. (more...)
De Minaur sets up Zverev clash in Shanghai De Minaur sets up Zverev clash in Shanghai
- October 13, 2018

Zverev's opponent arrived in Shanghai after beating del Potro in Beijing to win his second career title. "He's almost top 30 and obviously playing great tennis, as well. He further added, "you don't want to have them leave feeling like, oh my god, like I was not appreciated or I was not liked or it was actually a frightful thing, you know?" "He's playing too much golf", said Zverev. (more...)
Yankees SS Didi Gregorius to undergo Tommy John Surgery Yankees SS Didi Gregorius to undergo Tommy John Surgery
- October 13, 2018

Gregorius underwent an MRI on Thursday. The Yankees will open the 2019 season without Didi Gregorius . While the Yankees could open the year with Gleyber Torres at short, particularly if Gregorius is expected to return quickly, the injury is sure to fuel speculation about Manny Machado or another free-agent shortstop landing in the Bronx. (more...)
Kershaw, Gonzalez open NLCS for Dodgers, Brewers Kershaw, Gonzalez open NLCS for Dodgers, Brewers
- October 13, 2018

On Sunday, the Brewers got that win. After the Milwaukee Brewers won Game 3 of the National League Division Series to sweep the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, the broadcaster made sure to bring his fun-loving antics to the team's clubhouse during their celebration. (more...)
Braves season ends in Gm. 4, Dodgers advance 6-2 Braves season ends in Gm. 4, Dodgers advance 6-2
- October 13, 2018

The Dodgers won the best-of-five Division Series 3-1 and will face the Milwaukee Brewers . Los Angeles now faces its most hard challenge since the 2017 World Series, going up against a hot team with the likely league MVP and without home-field advantage. (more...)
Jadon Sancho becomes second youngest player to ever play for England Jadon Sancho becomes second youngest player to ever play for England
- October 13, 2018

Spain now lead the group having taken six points from their opening two games. "There would be more concern if we weren't creating chances". The virtually-empty Stadion HNK Rijeka hosted England's first-ever match behind closed doors as Croatia completed a ground ban imposed by UEFA for having a swastika on the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy. (more...)
Jimmy Butler not with Minnesota Timberwolves for final preseason game Jimmy Butler not with Minnesota Timberwolves for final preseason game
- October 13, 2018

Riley said that all conversations "have been nothing but cordial". "There's been a couple of different incarnations of this deal". The report Riley is referencing is from former Heat broadcaster Jorge Sedano , who on ESPN Radio in Los Angeles claimed Riley used profanity to address Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau during trade negotiations. (more...)
Rose backs Harrington to be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain Rose backs Harrington to be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain
- October 13, 2018

Westwood is keen to step up for the role as skipper, but not until the 2022 edition in Rome. The 2020 skipper will be selected by a panel comprising the last three captains - McGinley, Darren Clarke and Bjorn - as well as Keith Pelley, the European Tour chief executive, and David Howell, chairman of the European Tour player's committee. (more...)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah suffers apparent muscle injury on Egypt duty Liverpool's Mohamed Salah suffers apparent muscle injury on Egypt duty
- October 13, 2018

The Liverpool forward enjoyed a good game, scoring direct from a corner as Egypt thrashed the African minnows 4-1 in the African Cup of Nations qualifier. Salah curled in the left-footed corner for Egypt's final goal, which was Salah's 38th for Egypt-bringing him level with the great Mohamed Aboutreika for third all-time in the Pharaohs' history. (more...)
World Golf Hall of Fame class includes Retief Goosen, Billy Payne World Golf Hall of Fame class includes Retief Goosen, Billy Payne
- October 13, 2018

Goosen, a South African native, won a combined 19 PGA Tour and European Tour events, and 33 worldwide tournaments during his professional career. Known affectionately as "The Goose", Goosen sat within the Official World Golf Ranking's top 10 for more than 250 weeks from 2001 through 2007. (more...)

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