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Conte: Batshuayi Is Ready To Start

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I'm very happy. Tonight he didn't score but he played very well. Antonio Conte has showered heaps of praise on Michy Batshuayi after Chelsea defeated Everton 2-1 to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday. The team has been hit by an injury bug this season, and several stars have had to sit games out as a result. The Belgian playmaker was rested by manager Antonio Conte, but he was still there to watch his team-mates in action along with Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and ... Read More »

1st T20I: Pakistan Bowlers Set Up Easy Win Over Hapless Lanka

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While the team did perform well on the whole, they would not have reached the semi-final if it was not for the captain's gutsy 79-ball 61* in the clash against Sri Lanka . "Two SLC executive committee members have been contacting the players". "To be honest the player reacted unbelievably well, he did everything required of him and we had a chat straight afterwards", coach Mickey Arthur had said. Read More »

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reveals he had 13 screws put into collarbone

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In a preview of his appearance on " Conan ", Rodgers explains to O'Brien exactly how he was injured during the first quarter of the Packers' game against the Vikings on October 15. Rodgers, who makes his offseason home in Southern California, has been staying in the Los Angeles area convalescing following surgery. Injured in his team's Week 6 loss against the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers initially feared Rodgers would be lost for the season. Read More »

Steelers Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster Shuts Down Mia Khalifa

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The charming rookie out of USC doesn't own a driver's license, so he bikes to practice, though I'm not sure how that will work as fall turns into winter and it snows, because that's a thing that happens in Pittsburgh. After the Twitter back-and-forth between Khalifa and Smith-Schuster, in which the wide receiver "stiff-armed" some compliments from the former-porn-star-turned-sports-commentator, the team jumped into the fray. Read More »

South Africa bat against Bangladesh in 1st T20

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Bangladesh were hit by injuries, notably to leading bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who missed all three matches, and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, who only played in one game. East London is often starved of worldwide cricket, so it was wonderful to see the response of the locals who turned out in their numbers to see the match and hopefully Cricket South Africa will take notice of the passion shown and bring more major internationals to the city. Read More »

Garth Crooks slams Arsenal fans over Mesut Ozil treatment

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Arsenal will be hoping their good form - that sees them sitting 5th in the Premier League - will continue as they face Norwich and Swansea in the Carabao Cup and Premier League respectively. Even the likes of Kevin de Bruyne can't match that stat. Our movement was good, and the quality of our passing was good. "And his transition sometimes, he looks like "okay we lost the ball now I've got to run back and okay I'm going to do it because I'm Arsenal ". Read More »

Catalonia Is Said to Lean Toward Elections, Not Independence

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has threatened for weeks to impose direct rule on Catalonia as a way to quash Puigdemont's plan to declare independence. The central government, in turn, accuses Catalan leaders of having breached the very same constitution by holding an independence referendum on Oct 1 - an unregulated vote widely seen as the trigger for the current stand-off between the region and Madrid. Read More »

Teen Golfer Couldn't Claim Her First-Place Trophy Because She's A Girl

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Quoting state high school athletic association rules, the Telegram & Gazette reported that "Girls playing on a fall boys' team can not be entered in the Boys Fall Individual Tournament". "None of us are mad at the MIAA or anything like that, but I was definitely a little bit disappointed". And for those wondering, yes, Nash did play from the same tees as the boys, which makes this situation all the more perplexing. Read More »

Mesut Ozil being targeted by Manchester United

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United have not officially made an approach for Ozil, but it is understood that Ozil wouldn't mind making a move to Old Trafford to reunite himself with Jose Mourinho. "He has a special relationship with him". "I think he would have to change his attitude", the formed United defender told beIN Sports . "The first seconds in reaction, that's when the coaches want you to get up and try to recover as quickly as possible". Read More »

Vidya Balan: "I had a blast doing Hawa Hawai 2.0" - Tumhari Sulu

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Flab has certainly hampered the movements of Vidya Balan in the new song from his next outing - Tumhari Sulu . While talking to a leading daily, Vidya Balan talked about the song and said that it is purely dedicated to Bollywood actress Sridevi who was present in the original version of the song. Read More »

Joe Girardi not returning as Yankees manager

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Girardi later confirmed the news himself , saying the Yankees decided not to bring him back. "I'd like to thank the Steinbrenner family for believing in me and giving me this wonderful opportunity". "That's not my concern right now", Girardi said after Game 7, according to NJ.com. He did look pretty burnt out during the postseason, I thought. "So I'll sit down, talk to my wife and my kids and where they're at and what they're thinking, and then we'll see what the Yankees are thinking". Read More »

Pedro Caixinha sacked: Rangers axe manager and release statement on next move

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Caixinha's position as Rangers manager looks increasingly vulnerable after his side somehow blew an injury-time lead over Steve Clarke's Killie. With Rangers leading through Jason Holt's 44th-minute strike and about to take a penalty, Ryan Jack received his third red card of the season following a clash with former Ibrox defender Kirk Broadfoot. Read More »

Illegal immigrant teen has abortion in Texas after weeks-long legal battle

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In a statement provided Wednesday by the ACLU, the teenager said she knew immediately after learning of her pregnancy that she was "not ready to be a parent". They also said a lower court's October 18 ruling allowing the girl to get an abortion would "require the government to facilitate and participate in ending the innocent life of the unborn child". Read More »

Ben Woodburn signs new long-term contract extension with Liverpool

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On penning his new deal, Woodburn called it an "unbelievable feeling" having been with the club since joining at under-7s level and said: "This is the club I want to stay at and be here as long as possible". He has already made 10 appearances for the first team, and while Klopp is taking a patient approach with his development, is primed to establish himself as a key player at senior level. Read More »

Patriots LB may be out more than one game, report says

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He did not practice on Wednesday, the team said. New England also have long-time New York Jets linebacker David Harris on their roster. Just how severe the injury is has not been announced by the Patriots , but according to Howe's report there's a chance that Hightower could miss game action beyond Sunday. Read More »

Man in 100-balloons camping chair flight

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Morgan, who runs an adventure company out of the United Kingdom, was using the flight as a sort of test run for a full-blown balloon race he intends to hold next year. The Adventurists' website does warn people that "these are genuinely unsafe things to do" and that people can not "overestimate the risks involved in taking part in these adventures". Read More »

Lakers close it out against the Wizards in overtime

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LaVar Ball took to the media to let the world know that his son won't lose two games in a row, as though it's totally up to him. The Warriors have not started the season as they would have liked, but they fought through a less-than-stellar performance to earn a win against a good team in the Toronto Raptors. Read More »

Swiss tourists suffer brutal attack in India

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According to the police, the couple was walking around a railway track in Fatehpur Sikri when a group of locals pressed them for clicking selfies with Marie Droz. "Initially they did not want to file a complaint and the case was made out by the police on its own", Kumar said. "They didn't take any of our valuables". Read More »

Lexus offers a taste of autonomous tech in LS+ Concept for Tokyo

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The technology foreshadowed in the LS+ Concept would also communicate with a data center as a way of not only keeping its software current through over the air updates, but allowing its AI to continue learning about roads and surrounding areas to get better at driving on its own. Read More »

Salgaonkar suspended, confirms BCCI acting president

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The reporters asked Salgaonkar that two players want to bounce on the pitch and if it can be done, to which Salgaonkar replied, "It will be done". After the huge success of the series against Australia, team India lost the opening ODI against New Zealand by six wickets at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Read More »

Vin Scully brings down the house before World Series Game 2

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If there's been anything wrong with the Dodgers' otherwise near-flawless season so far, it's only that Vin Scully hasn't been in the booth to call it. As Scully teased the crowd pretending to get ready to throw the pitch, he asked to get a catcher. Though the injury was about as real as pro wrestling, his replacement was the only living Dodgers legend who could possibly match Scully's appeal: Fernando Valenzuela . Read More »

David Stern says the National Basketball Association should make medical marijuana 'completely legal'

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To get to the bottom of the issue, Harrington sat down for a discussion with former National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern , the league's head honcho from 1984-2014, who once told the New York Times , "there is the issue of muscle deterioration that could come with the retention of substances like marijuana in the body, and concerns about the recovery time of injuries that might be lengthened by marijuana", to see if the ex-league official had changed his tune to fit the ... Read More »

Martavis Bryant Says He Was Benched Over Instagram Comment

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Tomlin said Bryant has been a professional and hard worker at the team facility but acknowledged Bryant's comments have become "somewhat of a distraction". "I'm a great teammate". "We've invested a lot in Martavis since we drafted him", Tomlin said. His srecent string of social media outbursts. When asked if he still wanted to be traded out of Pittsburgh, Bryant was non-committal on Wednesday . Read More »