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Duke in the NBA: Lakers exercise option on Brandon Ingram
- October 19, 2018

It was the first time James played within the competitive Western Conference, and called for patience as his new teammates learn to play together. James wore 51 different versions of the LeBron 15 last season, and with the National Basketball Association introducing a new relaxed sneaker policy, Petrie said that number could be even higher this year. (more...)
Rooney scores wonderful free-kick for DC United
- October 19, 2018

However, the former England captain has now revealed five players who would have an important role in the dressing room. The all-time top scorer for Manchester United also played down the widely believed defensive tactics of current manager Jose Mourinho . (more...)
Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali’s epic run out leads to a meme fest Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali’s epic run out leads to a meme fest
- October 19, 2018

Abbas became 15th Pakistan bowler to take a 10-wicket match haul. Australia was bowled out for 164 after lunch on the fourth day after given an improbable winning target of 538. And the grim picture could soon look worse with Usman Khawaja in doubt for the start of the home Test summer , likely to require surgery after scans confirmed he had torn the meniscus in his left knee. (more...)
Hamilton: Crazy to match F1 'godfather' Fangio's five Hamilton: Crazy to match F1 'godfather' Fangio's five
- October 19, 2018

Hamilton is on the brink of a fifth world title and could make that a reality this weekend in Austin, which would put him joint-second alongside Fangio and just two adrift of Schumacher's record seven titles. "I should have done better", he adds. Yet with so much riding on the weekend, Hamilton said now is not the time to make changes to his approach. "Fangio is like a godfather of the whole sport for us", he said. (more...)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry talk baby names on Melbourne tram Meghan Markle and Prince Harry talk baby names on Melbourne tram
- October 19, 2018

The couple was in Melbourne Thursday, where they were asked if they had any baby names in mind. According to Rebecca English, the Daily Mail's royal correspondent and person lucky enough to taste Meghan's bread, it came with chocolate chips and a bit of ginger, and tasted "rather nice". (more...)
Pochettino happy with Spurs squad despite no signings Pochettino happy with Spurs squad despite no signings
- October 19, 2018

Chairman Daniel Levy hinted this week in a meeting with the Tottenham fans that he was content with the club's summer activity and Pochettino agreed with him. We showed that we don't care and we are not politicians or populists. "It was a good time for us (the global break) because we are going to recover a few players like Christian and Mousa Dembele", Pochettino said. (more...)
England blow as Mako Vunipola joins Eddie Jones’s injury list England blow as Mako Vunipola joins Eddie Jones’s injury list
- October 19, 2018

Manu Tuilagi joins three Leicester Tigers team-mates in a 36-man England squad for a training camp ahead of the autumn global period. However, one man's disappointment is another's opportunity and present in the list of 36 are Chris Ashton, Ben Morgan and Joe Cokanasiga, so there is plenty to get excited about. (more...)
Scholes: I never saw 'selfish' Sanchez as a Manchester United player Scholes: I never saw 'selfish' Sanchez as a Manchester United player
- October 19, 2018

They also think that they are the targets because the pundits do not want to go for Mourinho, and face his wrath. Now it's just a moaning Jose, which frustrates you. "How old is he - 25?" He does some of the best things in games, a great pass or dribble, a great touch or dribble. Shaw's struggles dated back to his horrific leg break against PSV Eindhoven in a Champions League game in September 2015 which kept him out until April of the following year and at times left him wondering if he ... (more...)
Social Media Reacts to Azhar Ali’s Run Out in 2nd Test Social Media Reacts to Azhar Ali’s Run Out in 2nd Test
- October 19, 2018

The former England captain may have scored nearly 8,000 worldwide runs and 18 Test centuries, but he says Abbas is the type of bowler that would make him "poop his pants". The batsmen thought it crossed the boundary and he started chatting with his partner Asad Shafiq in the middle of the pitch. Australian rookie Marnus Labuschagne was run out after his own lapse on day two. (more...)
Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and James Milner pictured in Reds training Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and James Milner pictured in Reds training
- October 19, 2018

Liverpool suffered a number of injury problems with players on global duty. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are expected to be available for selection for Liverpool's trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, sources have told ESPN FC. (more...)
Houston 3B Bregman moves to leadoff spot for Game 4 of ALCS Houston 3B Bregman moves to leadoff spot for Game 4 of ALCS
- October 19, 2018

It didn't take long for Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch to realize the Boston Red Sox were going to be a problem in 2018. Clevinger allowed one run and three hits in five innings, but took the loss as the Indians were pounded 11-3. ALCS Game 4: Astros vs. Joe Kelly was the victor after giving up a run in the fifth. Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts had two RBIs apiece for the Red Sox , who have outscored their opponents 36-12 on the road this postseason. (more...)
Rihanna, in support of Colin Kaepernick, declines Super Bowl performance Rihanna, in support of Colin Kaepernick, declines Super Bowl performance
- October 19, 2018

She does not agree with the NFL's stance, ' one source tells the outlet. US Weekly reports that the National Football League offered the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show to Rihanna , "but she said no because of the kneeling controversy". (more...)
Shaw signs bumper new contract with Manchester United Shaw signs bumper new contract with Manchester United
- October 19, 2018

Here, AFP Sports looks at what to look out for in the Premier League this weekend. "I know he [Sanchez] has qualities and has been a good player but I never saw him as a United player", Scholes told ESPN FC. "I'd like Jose to show people why he's such a great coach because this is his biggest test in football". "It feels like we have turned into a Liverpool or a Man City", he said. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony's Mere Presence is Somehow Already Killing the Rockets Carmelo Anthony's Mere Presence is Somehow Already Killing the Rockets
- October 19, 2018

The Rockets were seventh in defensive efficiency at 105.6 last season. As a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, Anthony balked at the notion of coming off the bench and stood by that stance in his exit interview. "Throughout the playoffs we started clicking more, finding little plays that teams that have been together a while already had that synergy", Paul said. (more...)
G League to offer $125K contracts to elite prospects as NCAA alternative G League to offer $125K contracts to elite prospects as NCAA alternative
- October 19, 2018

This new G League provision could be a route for those in dire need of compensation coming off of high school, or even those who could see themselves having academic problems at the next level, hopeful to skip that altogether in return for a fully-immersive experience into the pro game. (more...)
Aussie schoolboy becomes viral 'superstar' after meeting Harry and Meghan Aussie schoolboy becomes viral 'superstar' after meeting Harry and Meghan
- October 19, 2018

Something similar happened with Prince Harry when a boy greeted him at his ceremonial reception in Australia's Dubbo. "You are the salt of the earth, honest, hardworking and as tough as they come", he said. "We always have supported each other, just been there for each other through a lot". Later, it was Meghan's turn for a cuddle. Sharing the details about the sweet exchange, van Dartel told People , it was the duke who asked Luke to hug the duchess. (more...)
Marlins home-run structure 'Homer' to be moved outside Marlins home-run structure 'Homer' to be moved outside
- October 19, 2018

The approval to move the county-owned sculpture came down Tuesday from Miami-Dade County officials at the behest of minority owner Derek Jeter , who has made clear since joining the team that he wanted "Homer" gone. It illuminated with every Marlins home run, while pink flamingos flapped their wings and marlins jumped out of dancing waters, clearing a group of palm trees. (more...)
Manchester United's Luke Shaw signs new contract at Old Trafford until 2023
- October 19, 2018

Chelsea FC will host Manchester United in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday as Hazard and his team-mates look to extend their unbeaten run to nine games. "I see myself also a little bit in that situation, we have our confidence, we believe in things, we say certain things. We have an wonderful group of players and the talent we have is scary, there are a lot of young lads that are hungry for trophies". (more...)
Scholes: Messi would struggle at Man United Scholes: Messi would struggle at Man United
- October 18, 2018

The midfielder has come under intense scrutiny this season with his inconsistent performances contributing to United's rocky start to the season. "I loved that team, especially Pirlo and the way he was so relaxed as he controlled the game". (more...)
Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead
- October 18, 2018

The Dodgers are 4-8 when tied 2-2 in a best- of-seven series, the Brewers are 0-2. Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) hits an RBI single to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in the thirteenth inning in game four of the 2018 NLCS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. (more...)
Cavaliers agree with F Nance on 4-year, $44.8 million deal Cavaliers agree with F Nance on 4-year, $44.8 million deal
- October 18, 2018

Kevin Love led the team in scoring with an inefficient 21 points on five-of-18 shooting from the field. It feels a bit like the Cavaliers are negotiating with themselves here, as it's hard to imagine any rival team giving Nance the bag and forcing Cleveland to match an offer they're not prepared to match. (more...)
Playoffs the goal in LeBron's first season: Lakers' Buss Playoffs the goal in LeBron's first season: Lakers' Buss
- October 18, 2018

Last season LeBron James led a far less talented team of Cleveland Cavilers to 50+ wins and to the Finals of the National Basketball Association. Lebron James will still put up his numbers no doubt, as he has been this decade. After James was often forced to do it all on offense in Cleveland, nearly anybody on the floor for these Lakers could bring the ball up, run the break or create offense off the dribble. (more...)
Neymar Wants a Return to Spain and the La Liga Neymar Wants a Return to Spain and the La Liga
- October 18, 2018

Senior Barcelona players have assured president Josep Maria Bartomeu they would be happy to welcome back Neymar . Mundo Deportivo says that his relationship with the Argentine is a key factor, as are his friendships with the likes of Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic. (more...)
Timberwolves owner confirms team remains committed to deal disgruntled All-Star
- October 18, 2018

Taylor, in fact, responded in the affirmative when asked if the team was committed to trading Butler, and added they aren't planning on him remaining with the team beyond the season. Moral victories are rightfully lamented in these parts, but if any team ever needed one, it was the Wolves, who have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons ever since Butler requested a trade on September 18. (more...)
Afghanistans Zazai smashes six sixes in an over Afghanistans Zazai smashes six sixes in an over
- October 18, 2018

However, his 12-ball half-century, which featured six sixes in an over against the Balkh Legends on Sunday has made the fraternity stop and marvel at his precocious talent. In nine overs, they scored 93, with Munaweera being the more attacking of the two smashing 46 off 25 balls before holing out to cover. Hazratullah Zazai equalled Chris Gayle's record while playing in the Afghanistan Premier League . (more...)

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