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Cubs clinch NL Central with 5-1 win over Cardinals


They had three appearances in the previous 16 years combined. Probably three-fourths of the crowd was dressed in blue by the time St. Louis' Randal Grichuk flied out to center fielder Leonys Martin on the warning track for the final out. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas compares Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and Lionel Messi

He made his return in the game away to Manchester City, which could've turned out very differently if Kevin De Bruyne doesn't miss the empty net from five yards out. "I know what I can give the team and if I can play or not so I chose to stay and fight", he added. "With Antonio, there is no option other than to compete and give 100 per cent in every training session and each match". Read More »

Batshuayi strikes late to give Chelsea win at Atletico


The roar was for pictures of their charismatic manager... Morata has seven goals in all competitions for Chelsea after joining from Real Madrid as Costa's replacement and is relishing the link-up with Hazard. Maybe we lacked a better game from me". "We deserved to win against a really good team like Atletico Madrid ". Simeone said: " Chelsea were the better team. Read More »

Kashmir: Militants kill BSF jawan at his home, injure three relatives


According to reports, a group of three terrorists barged into his house in Hajin area of Bandipora and killed him. Parray, 33, died on the spot. A senior police official said that four of Parray's family members were also injured and later shifted to Srinagar hospital where their condition is stated to be serious. Read More »

Trump claims Jerry Jones will get players to stop kneeling

The entire Dallas Cowboys team kneeled down before the national anthem Monday night in Arizona, not in protest but in "unity". "I think that it's always appropriate for the president of the United States to defend our flag, to defend the national anthem and to the defend the men and women who fought and died to defend it", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Read More »

Ex-USC assistant charged in corruption probe (Updated with USC statement)


The FBI investigation is ongoing, but began in 2015 and until Tuesday gave no notice to the NCAA. We have been in contact with the NCAA and will provide additional information as it becomes available. "For these men, bribing coaches was an investment", Kim said. The player was also expected to sign with Adidas upon turning professional, prosecutors said. Read More »

Deshaun Watson gives first paycheck to stadium employees


Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area hard, leaving devastating flooding and damage in its wake and destroying the homes of many residents. But Watson may have made his best pass this week, when he donated his first game check to help three women who work in the team's cafeteria. Read More »

NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption


Evans had said his influence was necessary, so that incoming basketball players wouldn't be "one and done" - playing at the collegiate level for a year before moving on to the NBA. The other schools allegedly involved in the probe didn't immediately respond to CNBC's requests for comment. In all, 10 people are accused of using bribes to influence star high school and college athletes. Read More »

UEFA Champions League Report: Sporting Lisbon v FC Barcelona 27 September 2017


Barca edged the game 1-0 in Lisbon. In the second half we controlled the ball better, but of course it is hard to create good chances against Barcelona '. Barca are set to face off with their Portuguese opponents in a Champions League Group D matchup at the Estádio José Alvalade, having dispatched of Juventus by 3 goals to nil in their opening fixture of this year's competition. Read More »

NFL Won't Discipline Teams That Skipped Anthem


I think ultimately a lot of the guys who have done stuff try to do it without aggression or anything like that. Seattle has been at the forefront of the conversation regarding last week's national anthem protests and the Seahawks' decision to remain in the locker room prior to their game against Tennessee. Read More »

Griezmann shoulders blame for Atletico defeat to Chelsea

Nevertheless, Simeone will have happy memories of playing the Premier League champions. Chelsea are optimistic Hazard will sign a new £300,000-a-week contract, but this display will not have gone unnoticed by Atletico's city rivals Real who have always been admirers. Read More »

Manchester United concentrating on winning UEFA Champions League: Mkhitaryan

The Premier League and the FA failing to help English teams in Europe is often a matter of ridicule for other European sides, and they have clearly failed to do so again with United this season. And Barton doesn't think they'll win the league this season. Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore was among those attending. After Newcastle won three games in a row, their impressive run was halted by fellow newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion, who beat Rafa Benitez's team 1-0 on ... Read More »

West Indies steady with Lewis-Mohammed partnership against England


Earlier in the day, man of the match Lewis made a magnificent 176 - the fourth-highest ODI score by any West Indies batsman - before being stretchered off with an injury that was later diagnosed as a hairline fracture to his right ankle. Having elected to field Eoin Morgan's team made the flawless start in South London, reducing their opponents to 33-3, Chris Woakes (3-71) the tormentor-in-chief, forcing Chris Gayle (2) to edge to slip, Shai Hope (11) to feather an edge behind and ... Read More »

India to Host U-17 World Cup


The players were all ears to Matos' commands as the technical staff along with the head coach guided them through drills. The competitive experience is a big factor at this level but I'm very confident about this team and I can already feel the adrenaline flowing in me and my team. Read More »

The Cosatu Strike Blow By Blow


Zuma survived an attempt in parliament to force him from office in August, but was left politically wounded after some ANC members backed the opposition's no-confidence motion. Senior members of the ANC have also called for Zuma to quit in recent months following a swell of allegations that his friends, the Gupta family , wield undue influence over the award of state contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More »

Even Jamaica's Usain Bolt showed respect for national anthem


Jamaica's sprinting sensation, Usain Bolt has found himself dragged into a war of words between U.S. president Donald Trump and professional athletes over the North American country's national anthem . The gesture is a peaceful protest meant to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality, as noted by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 . Read More »

England beat West Indies by six runs in fourth ODI

The Caribbean side was led by opener Elvin Lewis who retired hurt on 176 from 130 balls . They have hit 150 sixes since the last World Cup, which is about a six every 54 balls . West Indies batsmen have scored just five centuries since the 2015 World Cup in 34 matches, which again is the least among the major teams . Stokes, 26, remains under investigation after being released without charge. Read More »

Kenjon Barner signs with Eagles


He will provide depth both in the backfield and in the return game. He was traded to the Eagles in 2014, and after a year on the practice squad, he was on their game-day roster the next two seasons. The Eagles will continue to employ their running-back-by-committee approach without arguably their most dependable back for the past three seasons. Read More »

Mkhitaryan aims for a goal against CSKA

Southampton's Shane Long raked his studs down the back of Fellaini's left ankle during United's 1-0 win at the St Mary's Stadium on Saturday. "For me, Craig Pawson is one of the big talents in refereeing in England". However, Mourinho's side will travel without key midfielder Marouane Fellaini after the Belgian was ruled out through injury . There were some speculations that the Belgium International (Fellaini) was limping after the Southampton match. Read More »

Peyton Manning Could Run For Senate In 2020


It doesn't look like Peyton Manning is sticking to sports. Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a representative from Tennessee's fourth district, spoke highly of Manning, but told Business Insider a Senate run for Sen. During Corker's first campaign in 2006, Manning gave Corker $2,100 in both the primary and general elections. "Last week I was going to run a team, this week I going to apparently run for Senate, and next week I'll be an astronaut", Manning said in March at a business ... Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Can't Stop Trolling Conor McGregor


Keith Idec of BoxingScene .com reported Tuesday that the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is expected to fall short of the pay-per-view record after generating approximately 4.4 million domestic buys. UFC president Dana White has denied a claim that Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have agreed to meet for a trilogy bout. Mayweather beat McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas with a 10th round TKO to push his career record to 50-0. Read More »

Healthy Long gearing up for Green Bay


He played all 70 snaps of the overtime victory against the Bengals despite a foot injury in the fourth quarter. He underwent back surgery during the offseason and appeared to be fully recovered by training camp. Despite no rushing game against the Bengals last week and Aaron Rodgers getting sacked six times , Geronimo Allison broke out of nowhere to catch six of eight targets for 122 yards. Read More »