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Sanchez, Ozil could be sold in January - Wenger

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Although they have conceded 12 goals this season, which is a tally bettered by only two other teams in the whole division, nine of those goals came against Liverpool and Manchester City . But his absence will soon be offset by the return of Laurent Koscielny , who is closing on a comeback from an Achilles injury. "I hope the situation can be turned around". Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte delivers injury updates ahead of Crystal Palace clash

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We must have patience with him and with this calf problem. "He is a big loss for us because we know very well the importance of Kante to our team and we don't have another player with his characteristics". Kyle Scott could also be called upon. "I won't move David Luiz from defence, he is one of the best defenders in the world and I want change his position", the Italian said ( as quoted by Il Corriere dello Sport ). Read More »

Yankees Set Rotation For ALCS, Masahiro Tanaka Gets Game 1

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Then his next start would be game seven. Verlander may be the one who gets them there. "I think certain veterans on the team steer them in the right direction, too, like CC Sabathia". The Houston Astros are playing in this year's ALCS game with the New York Yankees on Friday in Houston. 2017 regular-season stats:.264 average, 594 AB, 96 runs, 157 hits, 26 doubles, 4 triples, 21 HR, 63 RBIs, 72 BB, 122 K, 23 SB, 5 CS, 151 games. Read More »

Ezekiel Elliott's Six Game Suspension Is Reinstated

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That issue and a slew of others will now likely be heard by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, the venue in which the league has filed suit to confirm Elliott's suspension. A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction that blocked the suspension last month. Instead, he could begin serving his six-game suspension stemming from domestic violence allegations his ex-girlfriend made against him in 2016. Read More »

Still slated for Game 4 start

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Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will start for Chicago. Gonzalez started Game 5 and the Nationals lost, despite jumping out to a 6-0 lead. But later, Nationals officials clarified that Baker misspoke and that Strasburg actually threw his bullpen Monday ahead of Game 3, the Washington Post reported. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Provides Arsenal Injury Update Ahead of Watford Game

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Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka. "I am thinking about sorting out the [defensive] problem, but overall I will completely decide what I do tomorrow", Wenger said. "I didn't expect him to play and Germany had already qualified. We have to cope with that now". "I haven't seen everybody because some players are coming back today, some even tomorrow like Alexis Sanchez", Wenger said on Thursday, when questioned about injuries picked up ... Read More »

Barcelona - The Coutinho Saga Rumbles On

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Barcelona chief executive, Oscar Grau, has warned Liverpool that they are ready to resume their chase to land Philippe Coutinho in January. "We are ready to sign Coutinho or any other player the technical staff request in the winter window", Grau told a news conference. Read More »

Good for Tottenham: Star duo closing in on injury return

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That has hurt Spurs in that department but Welshman Ben Davies has come into the side and provided great quality, especially this season. Rose was in the form of his life last season when he damaged the medial ligament in his left knee during Spurs' 0-0 draw at Sunderland on 31 January. Read More »

Aussie officials expecting Serena Williams to defend title

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Despite Williams' past assertions, however, she's been mum lately about her intentions with tennis, preferring instead to share more parental-oriented tidbits. "We're proud of the fact she's gone around the world, she's told that her baby's AO - Australian Open , Alexis Ohanian", Tiley added. "On the men's side, there has been a lot of concern and conjecture around Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori". Read More »

South African Cricketers' Association express concern after postponement of Twenty20 Global League

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According to Cricbuzz , CSA elected to put the tournament on hold during an emergency teleconference on Tuesday morning. CSA released a statement explaining how they came to the decision. As far as the broadcast deal was concerned, CSA was believed to have been inking one with SuperSport, but once again, the deal was of far lesser amount than what the body anticipated. Read More »

Tropical Storm Ophelia not a hurricane yet; no threat to the US

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The storm's current path shows it maintaining hurricane strength as it moves through the Atlantic offshore Portugal, before reaching Ireland as a post-tropical or extratropical storm, which could still have wind speeds greater than 39 miles per hour, sometime early Monday morning. Read More »

France on brink of World Cup, Dutch hopes all but over

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The French now lead the way on 20 points, but Sweden sit just one point behind as they travel to the Netherlands , threatening automatic qualification. In the Europe Confederation, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Russia , Serbia and Spain have all qualified for the World Cup next summer in Russia. Read More »

Ireland placed in second tier for inaugural UEFA Nations League

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Joining England , Germany, Spain, Italy, France and Holland in League A will be Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Iceland and Croatia. The competition will take place over six matchdays - double-headers during the worldwide breaks already on the football calendar in September, October and November 2018. Read More »

Patriots QB Tom Brady Expected To Play Through Shoulder Injury

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Brady injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder Thursday in a win over the Buccaneers . They'll release their first practice report later on Wednesday, which should shed a little more light on Brady's ailment - or at least his level of participation in Wednesday's practice. Read More »

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie says he'll be back on Thursday

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Head coach Ben McAdoo said he spoke with Rodgers-Cromartie on Tuesday, and that Rodgers-Cromartie was at the team's facility on Wednesday morning and attended team meetings and later chose to leave. He came in today, chose to leave. "I wasn't happy", Apple said after the game about being benched ( via USA Today ). The Giant, who told ESPN he planned on returning Thursday, said he was suspended before he left. Read More »

Australia's team bus window smashed after T20 win in India

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In the six matches India and Australia have played against each other in 2017 across formats, Yuzuvendra Chahal has dismissed Glenn Maxwell on five occasions. Australia's batting woes continued as they once again failed to read Kuldeep Yadav's left-arm wrist spin. The stadium will be hosting their first worldwide match, and is all prepared to give an entertaining match to the people of Guwahati . Read More »

Cahill the hero as Socceroos see off Syria

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Omar al-Soma's free kick crashed into the post with moments to go, ending war-torn Syria's World Cup hopes and allowing Tim Cahill's Australians to squeeze into the final playoff for a spot in Russian Federation. With Tim Cahill essentially operating as a lone striker for Australia , the former Millwall and Everton man restored parity 6 minutes later - a smart header from Matt Leckie's cross. Read More »

Dodgers keep Baez, Stripling on playoff roster

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D-Backs Manager Tory Lovullo allowed Greinke to stay in the game after throwing a little over 100 pitches. The Dodgers' sweep of the D-backs leaves them a couple of extra days of rest before they face the victor of the Cubs-Nationals Series in the NLCS. Read More »

Liverpool Rocked By Sadio Mane Injury

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The influential forward - and Ballon d'Or nominee - could miss up to six weeks after suffering the injury on worldwide duty with Senegal , the club have revealed. But the striker is set to miss the game at Anfield in addition to Liverpool's league clash against Tottenham and both Champions League group fixtures against Maribor. Read More »

Iceland qualify for their first WC

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Gylfi Sigurdsson settled their nerves with a superbly-taken goal five minutes before half-time as Iceland proved that their inspiring run to the 2016 European Championship quarter-finals, which included wins over Austria and England , was no fluke. Read More »

Neymar's Promise to Bring Lionel Messi and Argentina to Russia Next Summer

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They sit sixth in the qualification table and must be in the top four to progress straight to Russian Federation, while a fifth-place finish will seem them face an inter-confederation play-off. Argentina can still lose and reach the playoffs, providing Peru suffer a heavier defeat and Paraguay fail to win. Brazil have already qualified and sit comfortably on top. Read More »

Joel Embiid, 76ers Agree to Five-Year, $148M Deal

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Yes, Embiid was probably going to miss his rookie season while recovering from a foot injury. Embiid has only played in 31 games, all of which had a minute restriction. Before training camp, however, Embiid said , "to be honest, I don't think I'll play all 82 games". 76ers coach Brett Brown, without commenting on the contract's specifics, ?told media before Monday's preseason game at? He's a beast. Read More »

Perera the star as Sri Lanka sweep Pakistan in Dubai

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This is also Pakistan's first home defeat since losing to South Africa 1-0 in 2007, a series held on their grounds, and only the second whitewash in their history. We knew when we come today, it will grip more. "Test captaincy is a little hard and I've learnt a lot". However, Pakistan stunned the Sri Lankans as it sent half of their batsmen including first innings Centurion Dimuth Karunaratne and in-form Dinesh Chandimal to the pavilion for just 34 runs in second innings. Read More »

National Team Manager Confirms Marouane Fellaini Has Suffered Knee Ligament Damage

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Despite knee ligament damage in Belgium's 4-3 World Cup qualifying win over Bosnia, the 29-year-old midfielder was able to drive in to training in his Mercedes on Tuesday morning. That is set to rule him out of games against Liverpool (on Saturday), Benfica (Oct 19), Huddersfield (Oct 21) and Swansea (Oct 25). The club are believed to be concerned that his running style may have been the cause of the injury, and are considering using a running coach in the hope of avoiding a recurrence. Read More »

LSU legend YA Tittle dead at 90

Tittle was suffering from severe dementia . Tittle held the single-season record for touchdown passes for 21 years until it was broken by Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who threw for 48 in 1984. Proving he wasn't done yet, he went on to win an MVP award while also leading the league in various passing categories in 1962 and 1963. Tittle was the first professional football player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Read More »

The clubs Brendan Steele used to win the Safeway Open

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Emiliano Grillo of Argentina and Graham DeLaet of Canada are at 11-under. But he missed a short putt for birdie on the 16th and a short putt for par on the 17th. He had a string of four straight birdies from the fourth through seventh holes and finished with seven birdies to go along with three bogeys. The event was the opener of the 2017-18 PGA Tour season. Read More »

Christopher Columbus Statue Fenced off on LA's 1st 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

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The vote had been almost unanimous on the Democratic Party-dominated city council , with the only real dissent coming from an Italian-American member of the council. Or maybe its deep-seated memories of their own ancestors' plight as immigrants, when they faced numerous same prejudices experienced by today's generation of immigrants. Read More »