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Sports How Liverpool have fared without their outstanding main Mane
Author: 0 How Liverpool have fared without their outstanding main Mane

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has joined Philippe Coutinho on the shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d'Or, as the second Reds representative in 20 players. But the forward has already missed three Premier League matches this season, having been sent off for a high boot on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson last month.

Sports Iceland becomes smallest country to qualify for World Cup
Author: 0 Iceland becomes smallest country to qualify for World Cup

It's a confirmation of the rise of the Scandinavian island nation after their shock win over England in a surprise run to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. Bale couldn't play for Wales because of injury. Kosovo , which has population of 1.8 million, managed to secure just one point from its World Cup qualification campaign, but the team coach Albert Bunjaki had nothing but praise for Iceland .

Sports 'Messi Must Win World Cup To Be Special'
Author: 0 'Messi Must Win World Cup To Be Special'

The match against Peru was typical of so many Argentina matches in the Messi era. Current form does not bode at all well, with Argentina failing to win any of their last four games and not winning a qualifier away from home since March 2016, when they triumphed 2-1 in Chile.

Sports Sixers, Joel Embiid agree to max contract extension
Author: 0 Sixers, Joel Embiid agree to max contract extension

The most tantalizingly talented player in the National Basketball Association has also just signed the most fascinating contract the league has seen in years, perhaps ever. He'll make $6.1 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal. The extension solidifies Embiid as a cornerstone of the franchise's future.

Sports Ghana beat Colombia in Group A opener
Author: 0 Ghana beat Colombia in Group A opener

Ayo Akinola , left, scored the game's lone goal as the USA defeated Ghana in a group stage match at the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup in India on Monday. Emmanuel Toku created another chance for the Africans in the 73rd minute when his through into the Colombia penalty box found Eric Ayah whose attempt was blocked by Mier.

Sports Tottenham Star Congratulates Harry Winks On England Debut
Author: 0 Tottenham Star Congratulates Harry Winks On England Debut

Giggs, much like everyone else covering the game, had made little secret of the fact that England had performed poorly throughout the game against Slovenia - suggesting their play lacked creativity and urgency. When you fall underneath the quality you have shown at your club which these England players have. You see Kyle Walker, Dele Alli playing well for their clubs.

Sports Giroud: I was very close to joining Everton
Author: 0 Giroud: I was very close to joining Everton

Everton pushed hard to recruit Giroud and fill the space up front vacated by Romelu Lukaku following his switch to Manchester United. Arsenal on the other hand are in fifth and will be looking for a replacement for star winger Alexis Sanchez who is likely to leave the club in the January window.

Sports India lose to Colombia at FIFA U-17 World Cup
Author: 0 India lose to Colombia at FIFA U-17 World Cup

To the surprise, and delight, of the sizeable crowd at the stadium, Jeakson became the first ever Indian player to score a goal in the World Cup. Both India and Colombia were looking to find their first victory in the tournament, after losing to the U.S.

Author: 0 Hall of Fame QB YA Tittle dies at 90

Tittle had memory problems later in life related to dementia. During his 10 seasons in San Francisco, Tittle amassed a 45-31-1 record and put up some mind-boggling numbers. Y.A. Tittle was a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback for the 49ers, Colts and Giants. Tittle was the first professional football player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Sports Raleigh's Chesson Hadley takes 3rd in Safeway Open
Author: 0 Raleigh's Chesson Hadley takes 3rd in Safeway Open

Duncan missed out on PGA Tour status via the Web.Com regular season but played his way to the "big time" with a good run through the Web.Com Tour finals and has made a dream start at this higher level despite a golf course which firmed as the afternoon progressed.

Author: 0 International Preview: Wales v Republic Of Ireland

The Everton defender suffered a broken leg in the return fixture in Dublin in March after a tackle by Neil Taylor . And this is a completely different football. Serbia have booked a top-two finish - and a victory in their home game with Georgia will guarantee their place in Russian Federation. Ireland now knew they just needed to see the game out while Wales , who knew a draw might be enough soon found out it would not as results elsewhere went against them.

Sports Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Detroit?
Author: 0 Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Detroit?

But in the political, social, and racial climate of America today, we're having a lot of conversations about our nation's history, about our leaders, about where we are headed. San Francisco, Seattle, Albuquerque and Denver are other cities that have opted to replace the controversial holiday with one celebrating Native Americans instead.

Sports Carson Wentz, Eagles soar to new heights with emphatic win over Cardinals
Author: 0 Carson Wentz, Eagles soar to new heights with emphatic win over Cardinals

Running back LeGarrette Blount had another strong outing, carrying the ball going for 74 yards on 14 carries. It was a statement win for the now 4-1 Eagles against a team that typically gives them fits - or Fitz. Palmer was hit seven times by the Eagles defense, being sacked two times for a loss of 15 yards. With less than a minute to go in the half, Wentz threw his first interception since Week 2 after his pass intended for Ertz was picked off by Antoine Bethea in the end zone.

Sports Kaepernick says he'll stand during national anthem
Author: 0 Kaepernick says he'll stand during national anthem

Kaepernick told La Canfora that he hasn't spoken publicly about the kneeling controversy because he doesn't want it to be a "distraction". While there have been opportunities for Kaepernick to catch on with teams who have run into unexpected quarterback issues, other options who at times have been less qualified have been chosen over him.

Sports Are the Los Angeles Rams for real?
Author: 0 Are the Los Angeles Rams for real?

However, last Sunday, Seattle managed to run the scoreboard up on the Colts 46-18. So far this season: He has thrown seven touchdown passes, been picked off once and is completing two-thirds of his pass attempts. Kickoff for the contest begins at 1:05 p.m. PT in Los Angeles. But it's different this time , they swear! He had trouble breathing while finishing the game, and the problem worsened after the game to the point that Odhiambo needed medical attention from paramedics, who took ...

Sports Salah double fires Egypt to World Cup for first time since 1990
Author: 0 Salah double fires Egypt to World Cup for first time since 1990

His dramatic victor sparked wild scenes of celebration both on and off the pitch, as several players and fans took to the field to celebrate while supporters wept with joy in the packed stands. Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp penalty to put Egypt four points clear with one match left in their African group E qualifying campaign.

Sports International Olympic Committee suspends Nuzman over graft probe
Author: 0 International Olympic Committee suspends Nuzman over graft probe

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended Brazil's national Olympics committee head after his arrest for allegedly arranging more than $2 million in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 games. On Thursday, Brazilian authorities said Nuzman's net worth increased by 457 percent in his last 10 years as the country's Olympic leader. He is also believed to have stored gold bars in Geneva.

Author: 0 Dolphins show us why you should always play until the whistle

Will the Dolphins (1-2) break out? The Titans took an absolute beating on the road in Week 4 at the hands of the division rival Texans, losing 57-14 to drop to 2-2. The well-traveled Dolphins have ventured to Los Angeles, New Jersey and London for their first three contests - with Jay Ajayi's rushing game being grounded with just 62 yards in the last two.

Sports Red Sox manager John Farrell desperate for team to save him
Author: 0 Red Sox manager John Farrell desperate for team to save him

It was just the 10th time a player hit three homers in a postseason game, and first since Pablo Sandoval for the Giants in the 2012 World Series opener against Detroit. Houston leads the best-of-5 series 2-0 after winning 8-2 on Friday. But unlike past year, when the Red Sox chalked up their postseason humiliation largely to the inexperience of their young core, it's more hard to overlook this time that they simply are inferior to the Houston Astros , an offensive juggernaut ...

Sports Gamecocks score big win over Arkansas
Author: 0 Gamecocks score big win over Arkansas

The Razorbacks and Gamecocks will meet today for the first time since their once-permanent series was discontinued after the 2013 season. TV: 4 p.m. "Arkansas is just a little unique in what they do. I'm just going to keep playing and doing what I'm doing and, if the plays come to me, I'll make them".

Author: 0 Giants WR Carted Off With Left Ankle Injury

It capped a miserable day for the Giants after wide receivers Brandon Marshall , Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris all suffered injuries. Beckham's ankle was trapped under a Chargers defender he crumbled to the ground. His 48-yard grab during the game gave him back-to-back performances with a catch of 40 yards or longer. He had two catches for 15 yards before leaving Sunday with the injury.

Sports Missed extra point haunts Gators in 17-16 loss to LSU
Author: 0 Missed extra point haunts Gators in 17-16 loss to LSU

Florida held LSU without a third-down conversion in the fourth quarter , though an offsides penalty by UF junior Taven Bryan on third-and-3 early in the fourth quarter allowed the Tigers to bleed some additional time off the clock. LSU coaches and players spent the week enduring heavy criticism, something the Tigers earned after losing to Troy last week at home. We were prepared.

Sports Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys Preview
Author: 0 Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys Preview

Machota: I doubt that. Time for those Silver Star Nation keys to the Cowboys' game this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers . Looking for some redemption, Dallas is certainly hoping to return the favor to Green Bay in this Week Five matchup.

Sports 'He does everything right' - another TD trio for Kerryon Johnson, Mr. Touchdown
Author: 0 'He does everything right' - another TD trio for Kerryon Johnson, Mr. Touchdown

I don't know of a whole lot of players that week one will be running for a touchdown and pull a hamstring bad enough where they've got to go down. Patterson completed 10 of 15 passes in the first quarter for 110 yards. It was the first Ole Miss touchdown since the second quarter against the Cal Bears. "We really made a statement that we wanted to finish the game, whether we win or lose, with a good vibe coming out of the game", Patterson said.

Author: 0 The Chargers Gave The Giants Two Points

The Giants have not scored in the first quarter yet this season. Earlier this week, Giants receiver Odell Beckham essentially called the offense predictable, saying that opposing defensive backs already know the routes that are coming. After Sunday afternoon, he still hasn't as the Giants dropped to 0-5 this season in a 27-22 loss. Beckham had to be carted off the field. NOTES: Chargers DE Joey Bosa's first sack of the game was the first allowed by the Giants' offensive line in 122 pass ...

Author: 0 Sainz's farewell to Toro Rosso ends in tatters

It will also open up a seat at Scuderia Toro Rosso for Daniil Kvyat , who has sat out the last two Grands Prix in favor of Pierre Gasly . Sainz praised the team where he served his F1 apprenticeship and matured as a bona fide Grand Prix driver.

Sports Mark Richt Told Miami's Players To 'Get Your Asses' Off FSU's Logo
Author: 0 Mark Richt Told Miami's Players To 'Get Your Asses' Off FSU's Logo

The Miami Hurricanes are quietly sneaking up the AP rankings and look capable of challenging any team in the country after moving to 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. Seminoles defensive back Stanford Samuels gets the pick. Past year had a blocked extra point with less than two minutes to play, and Saturday we saw back-to-back touchdown drives in crunch time from two quarterbacks with less than 10 combined career starts in a game that, to that point, was being dominated by the two defenses.

Sports Costa Rica claims ticket to Russian Federation
Author: 0 Costa Rica claims ticket to Russian Federation

The dramatic late goal means the United States likely needs at most a draw at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night to qualify for its eighth straight World Cup berth. Panama and Honduras have 10 points each. A seven- and 12-goal lead on each side means a U.S. draw would technically give hope to the chasing pair, but only a slim one.

Sports Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction
Author: 0 Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

After recording eight interceptions in the first two games, the Ravens have just one in the past two games, by Eric Weddle against the Steelers. He's been a drop machine and has produced fewer yards than Lynch, 110, and scored just one touchdown . Lynch was limited to 12 yards on nine carries against Denver and ranks 33rd in the National Football League with 151 yards rushing.

Sports Bucky Gleason: UB falls to Western Michigan, 71-68
Author: 0 Bucky Gleason: UB falls to Western Michigan, 71-68

This week? That place was UB Stadium in Buffalo . According to Sports Illustrated, Western Michigan received a 15-yard penalty for the actions of Ernsberger's sister, who was kicked out of the game. After that unexpected drama, the game was still a long way from being over. Western Michigan's Josh Grant attempted a 52-yarder as time expired but Jarrett Franklin blocked it.

Sports UFC 216: Ferguson vs
Author: 0 UFC 216: Ferguson vs

Lightweight Tony Ferguson chokes out Kevin Lee into submission during their UFC 216 fight at the T-Mobile Arena. That being said, the reality is that McGregor holds all the aces here as by far and away the UFC's biggest and wealthiest star, so if he says he wants to go in a different direction and fight someone else then it's going to be hard to convince him otherwise.

Sports We won't Disappoint India Against Colombia: Midfielder Suresh Singh
Author: 0 We won't Disappoint India Against Colombia: Midfielder Suresh Singh

Even Sunil Chhetri has never played in the World Cup. "I am here to see the first game, their senior national teams are playing for the qualification spot (at the 2018 FIFA World Cup) so its not possible to see them". 45': Second half is underway. India will need to make sure they enjoy the occasion on Monday as well, while making sure they display the determination that has earned them plaudits despite a 3-0 defeat.

Sports The Giants fall deeper into the abyss as Week 5 looms
Author: 0 The Giants fall deeper into the abyss as Week 5 looms

The Giants also join the Chargers in the category of 0-4 teams. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . said Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves told him after Sunday's game that he knew what routes were coming. Steve Spagnuolo's unit is no longer stopping the run, it is giving up big plays, missing tackles, and now it is fighting injuries heading into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers , who like the Giants are winless in four games.

Sports Vettel lays down early marker for Japan Formula One GP
Author: 0 Vettel lays down early marker for Japan Formula One GP

The German suffered successive setbacks at the last two races in Singapore and Malaysia , which Hamilton capitalised on with a win and second-place finish to extend his advantage. Heavy rain between FP1 and the planned start of running in the afternoon led to FP2 being postponed indefinitely, with a break in the weather allowing the session to get underway after 45 minutes of waiting.

Sports Fellaini limps out of Belgium match
Author: 0 Fellaini limps out of Belgium match

He was treated briefly by medical staff and appeared to indicate there was a problem in his left knee, before being replaced by Anderlecht's Leander Dendocker. Jose Mourinho will be hoping the injury is nothing too serious, with the Belgian starting this season in red hot form, scoring four goals already. Fellaini has scored four goals and provided one assist this season already for Manchester United , who return to action after the global break with a trip to Liverpool in the Premier ...

Sports UFC 216 main event nearly falls apart
Author: 0 UFC 216 main event nearly falls apart

Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line against Ray Borg in the co-headliner. When I feel most alive is during a fight and in the cage. If Lee needed any more confidence, this win entitled him to call out and exchange numerous heated words with Ferguson. That fight was supposed to headline UFC 215 last month but Borg dropped out the day of the contest citing illness .

Sports Utah Jazz's Dante Exum feared lost for season with shoulder injury
Author: 0 Utah Jazz's Dante Exum feared lost for season with shoulder injury

While Jazz officials and team doctors are still discussing possible recovery and timetable options, the possibility exists for Exum to miss the entirety of the upcoming season. Last year, appearing in 66 games for the Jazz, Exum averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. The Jazz play the Suns Oct. 9 followed by the Lakers Oct.

Sports New Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votes
Author: 0 New Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votes

The final tally, which included overseas voters and those who voted outside their home constituencies, showed National lost some ground to the Labour-Green bloc, even though it still held the largest number of seats in parliament. "I think on Monday the market is going to be a little bit subdued because basically nothing has changed", said Stuart Ive , private client manager at OM Financial.