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Indians' Kluber to start World Series opener against Cubs


While the Cubs have no shortage of hitters capable of filling a DH spot, adding one of Schwarber's abilities could push then even further. Most importantly for the Cubs, Schwarber said he felt fine. Cubs Manager and Hazleton Native Joe Maddon says going forward he doesn't want his guys to change a thing. "All I was seeing on social media (from) all my friends from home, it was nothing but Cubs' posts". Read More »

Keys to debut in WTA Finals

Kerber was feeling the pressure but maintained her composure and consistency to first stave off her rampant opponent in the eighth game and then pressure Halep into a string of errors to cough up a decisive break of serve in the next. The year after, Cibulkova and Keys were tied 1-1 in the round of sixty-four of the 2014 Wuhan Open , when Dominika Cibulkova was forced to retire, prior to the start of the final frame, due to injuries. Read More »

For Cubs fans, reality of pennant win sinking in


By winning on Saturday night, they snapped the longest drought in professional sports history without an appearance in the championship (71 years). The present series differed but little from that of previous year. The Dodgers don't like to run, but the Indians do. Gates will open two hours before the start of games. Cleveland manager Terry Francona has right-handers Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin penciled in for Games 2 and 3, respectively. Read More »

Terps take down Michigan St. at College Park


In rushing, Brian Lewerke for 30 yards in seven attempts while LJ Scott added 25 yards in three attempts. The Spartans got on the board early in the second quarter after a 24-yard run by Lewerke and a 15-yard pass to R.J. MI elected to go for it on 4th-and-2 and converted the first down before taking a knee on the final three plays to run out the clock. McIlwain has appeared in six games this season, completing 56-of-106 passes for 567 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. Read More »

Kuznetsova battles back from break point down to defeat Radwanska


Svetlana Kuznetsova is coming off a three set win over Agnieszka Radwanska that took 31 games to decide. The Russian was struggling to gauge the pace of the slow hardcourt at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, her shots finding the net with alarming regularity, but she survived another threat in her next service game to stay just one break down. Read More »

Oilers blank Jets in Heritage Classic

Off on a break with the electric youngster Connor McDavid, he received a slick pass, burying it to put the Oilers up two. Mark Letestu and Darnell Nurse also scored for Edmonton (5-1-0). Laine is coming off a hat trick performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Anything can happen in a single game, but as it happened our method worked past year in predicting which team would be better suited for the outdoor game, with the Canadiens ending a losing streak to defeat the Bruins ... Read More »

Saban: Alabama safety Eddie Jackson out for season


Then senior linebacker Shaan Washington was whistled for a roughing the passer penalty as Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts was throwing the ball out of bounds. Auburn has won four straight. Since Orgeron took over and promoted Steve Ensminger to offensive coordinator, the Tigers have demonstrated a penchant for big plays. Read More »

Browns HC Hue Jackson: "We are not going to trade Joe Thomas"


First, the Browns do not have the option to replace Thomas in the lineup if they, in fact, do trade him. The 49ers, meanwhile, are reportedly looking for a first-round pick for Staley, a five-time Pro Bowler. That comes after he set career lows in 2015 with 33 receptions for 663 yards and four scores. Overall, the reshuffled line has allowed 11 sacks this season and the offense ranks in the bottom half in the league for total offense. Read More »

Pedro: 'Win over Manchester United proves Chelsea title credentials'


However, a look at the EPL table now, and Chelsea sit comfortably in fourth position, just one point off the top three teams. We knew that we had to do better, to want more , and we did that. "It doesn't give you the right balance, the right offensive situation, the right defensive situation and there you have to change". "It's good to win in this way". Read More »

Bravo? Messi makes fools out of City, Pep


Reports on Friday linked the Argentine global with an exit, fresh after he was left on the bench for City's crucial Champions League showdown with Barcelona on Wednesday night. "The red card makes it more hard and it's going to be hard to play but even with 10 men we tried to create chances so you can not say anything about the mentality, about the way we wanted to play". Read More »

Wenger: I will speak to Xhaka about discipline

He said: "I have some mixed feelings because it looked at some points comfortable and then it never was". However on two occasions in the closing minutes of the second half Walcott missed chances to secure the victory and his hat-trick, hitting the post and bar to mean it was not quite a flawless day for him. Read More »

Rosberg Can Clinch Title In Mexico


Victories won't be enough for the two-time defending champion to keep his title. The awkward fact remains that even if Hamilton were to win all of the final races, Rosberg can still claim the championship by finishing in second place in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Read More »

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko Charged With Violent Conduct For Harry Arter Elbow


The £30million summer signing from Newcastle should now be banned for Tuesday's EFL Cup tie at Liverpool and Premier League matches against Leicester and bitter rivals Arsenal . When then asked whether Sissoko had apologised to Arter, Pochettino replied: "I believe that it wasn't his intention what happened". "We accept the charge and now to move forward and three games suspended". Read More »

Mourinho hits out at Conte for 'humiliating' him on touchline

The Italian even urged on the home crowd after Kante's goal , something Mourinho reportedly took exception to. Neither manager would reveal the contents of the conversation but Sky Italia said Mourinho told Conte in Italian: "You don't celebrate like that at 4-0". Read More »

PGA event in Malaysia interrupted as six-foot long PYTHON emerges onto course

On Saturday he was cruising toward the title when he dropped four shots in a three-hole stretch to start the back nine. He also birdied 10 and subsequently coasted home to a second PGA Tour victory with further birdies on 16 and 17. Thomas also closed with a vengeance, ending with five straight birdies to pull back within range, but he was left to bemoan what he called some "really just awful golf". Read More »

Schwarber gets champagne celebration in Arizona

Schwarber has pushed to return to the Cubs' lineup. Most importantly, Schwarber said that his surgically-repaired left knee felt fine. "We got news that was better than expected". The Cubs will have the DH available for the first two games of the series and (potentially) the last two, so you don't have to worry about him defensively. Read More »

Bradford throws first pick of the year

Josh Huff became the fifth Eagles player to return more than one kickoff for a TD. When it was all said and done, the Eagles pulled off a 21 - 3 victory over the Vikings . The Bradford fumble apparently was returned for a touchdown by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins , but replay review showed that Jenkins was down by contact after recovering the ball. Read More »

Terry Francona Claims Middle Finger Was 'Nervous Habit'


The Toronto lead was only 2-1 when Francona replaced him with Dan Otero. All October Terry Francona's made bold moves and won baseball games. It happened during the bottom of the first inning, after Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer issued a walk to put two runners on. Read More »

Fitzpatrick solid in relief as Jets rally past Ravens


Four days after claiming Muhammad Wilkerson hasn't been affected by a lingering ankle injury, the New York Jets chose to make the Pro bowl defensive end inactive Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Wilkerson, who signed a five-year, $86 million contract before training camp, is off to a slow start. Smith waited 14 months for another shot - not always patiently, mind you - but it finally came with the Fitzpatrick benching. Read More »

Australia drop Cooper for All Blacks test

He got pulled up for one and let go with one. "So we've got to own that before thinking about the turning point", he said because it could only be called a turning point if they lost by less than one score. "I would say what got me off-side was the accusation that we tried to bug them, like, really?" he asked. Australia have dropped flyhalf Quade Cooper for the game at Eden Park, where the All Blacks will be going for a record 18th successive Test victory. Read More »

Lions top Redskins 20-17 on Stafford's TD pass to Boldin

Defensively, Detroit is struggling, giving up 25.5 points and 389.8 yards per game, including 281.5 passing yards per contest. His passer rating was 103.5. Cousins will be without his top target in Jordan Reed for the second straight game as Reed hasn't been cleared from the concussion protocol. Detroit's Darius Slay left the game with a hamstring injury in the second quarter. Read More »

Indians fans pitch in with wedding gifts for star rookie

CLEVELAND (AP ) - Ryan Merritt may soon be up to his neck in blenders, oven mitts and muffin tins. Indians fans, grateful for Merritt's start that led the team toward the World Series, caught wind that the pitcher was engaged to Sarah Brushaber and took it upon themselves to purchase almost everything on his wedding registry . Read More »

Antonio conte: manchester united visit comes at the right time for chelsea


Conte, who took over in July after Guus Hiddink had stepped in when Mourinho was sacked last term, added that the Portuguese coach who guided Chelsea to three league titles merited his place in the club's folklore. Fellaini has also been a strong defensive player this season for United, as he leads the team with 3.5 tackles per game. I keep the good things and at Chelsea there were so many good things - good things in terms of results, good things in terms of relationships I have for life. Read More »

Happy Ranieri salutes Leicester's 'best performance of the season'


Leicester were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea last week, having previously failed to beat Southampton (0-0) and Manchester United (4-1), but they returned to winning ways following a sublime strike from Musa in the closing stages of the first half and a clinical finish from Okazaki after the break. Read More »

Twitter lauds Xherdan Shaqiri as Stoke City defeat Hull City


The Switzerland worldwide was not closed down quickly enough on the edge of the penalty area and took full advantage to curl a brilliant left-footed shot away from Hull goalkeeper David Marshall and inside his near post. Hull remain out the relegation zone thanks to back-to-back wins at the start of the campaign but they've registered just a single point from six games since then. Read More »

Iowa Hawkeyes Defense Must Stop the Run

It is a matchup of similar styles and Iowa will be competitive, but the Wisconsin defense will squash any threat of them winning. That means the team has to deliver on offense, especially after the Wisconsin defense has excelled in their own performance and held games to few points despite some offensive struggles. Read More »