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Sports Rory McIlroy backs Padraig Harrington to captain Europe in 2020 Ryder Cup
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy backs Padraig Harrington to captain Europe in 2020 Ryder Cup

The home team has a 14½-9½ lead with three matches still on the course at Le Golf National. One week in the suburbs of Paris felt like they were going in circles around the Arc de Triomphe. We've reached the final day of the Ryder Cup, where the individual matches are taking place. "Our studs", said one person from the USA team room, "didn't play like studs this week".

Sports Brewers Clinch Playoff Berth With Win Over Cardinals
Author: 0 Brewers Clinch Playoff Berth With Win Over Cardinals

The Cubs lost earlier in the day to the Cardinals. While the American League playoff picture is all but set - the Yankees and Athletics are battling for home field in the wild-card game - the National League picture is much foggier.

Sports Real Madrid's emotional state 'fantastic' for Champions League clash - Julen Lopetegui
Author: 0 Real Madrid's emotional state 'fantastic' for Champions League clash - Julen Lopetegui

Following on from their straightforward victory over Roma in their opening Champions League fixture two weeks ago, however, Madrid have a chance to take another step towards retaining their European crown for a fourth year in a row. Real Madrid's Nacho in action with Atletico Madrid's Juanfran. "We are excited and motivated about another game in this competition". Lopetegui couldn't count on left back Marcelo and midfielder Francisco " Isco " Alarcon because of injuries.

Sports Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas: Cut him a little slack
Author: 0 Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas: Cut him a little slack

On Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals , though, Thomas hurt his leg during the third quarter on a play where the Cardinals scored a touchdown to tie the game. Thomas hasn't decided on whether to have surgery, Carroll said. I don't know where it was aimed at. That assures Thomas will receive the rest of his $8.5 million salary for this season and means that at the end of the season he can become an unrestricted free agent.

Author: 0 Valencia look to extend Manchester United's poor run

Mourinho is under intense pressure with a 3-1 loss at West Ham on Saturday meaning United have made their joint worst start to a Premier League season. Mourinho was more forthcoming when it came to the root of their problems, saying it was a collective issue after Luke Shaw, on the receiving end of so much criticism from the manager last season, claimed the players need to be held accountable for the poor run.

Sports Le'Veon Bell Supported Earl Thomas After He Flipped Off The Seahawks
Author: 0 Le'Veon Bell Supported Earl Thomas After He Flipped Off The Seahawks

The game of football is a physically demanding sport that makes moves like this that Bell has made a decision to go that much more critical. If a player-for-player, straight-up deal isn't seen by both the Steelers and Seahawks as fair, then they should just augment it with a weighted swap of late-round picks.

Sports Victor takes the NL West: Previewing Dodgers, Rockies game No. 163
Author: 0 Victor takes the NL West: Previewing Dodgers, Rockies game No. 163

A win on Monday not only clinches another NL West title for the Dodgers but would allow them to have home-field advantage in an NL Division Series matchup with the Atlanta Braves , which begins Thursday. The Rockies have a much happier (and shorter) history with these games. This season, 162 games weren't enough. The Cubs are slated to have left-hander Jose Quintana match up against Milwaukee's Jhoulys Chacin on the mound.

Sports United Respond To Speculation About Zidane
Author: 0 United Respond To Speculation About Zidane

Huth, who won the Premier League with Chelsea and Leicester City both, is now a free agent after failing to agree to a contract extension with the Foxes in the summer. "They would do everything for him but at the moment it's not quite there", the 34-year-old added. "I look at my team, whatever the other team is doing is not our stuff".

Sports Jose Mourinho: I have no complaints of Manchester United players' attitude
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: I have no complaints of Manchester United players' attitude

Zero goals and one assist in five Premier League games saw the Chilean dropped by Mourinho, who explained his decision before the game. The report indicates that the January signing from Arsenal - allegedly the English top flight's best-paid player on £350,000 a week - is already regretting his move between clubs.

Sports James Franklin takes blame for late Penn State Nittany Lions miscue
Author: 0 James Franklin takes blame for late Penn State Nittany Lions miscue

After yet another episode of what-the-hell-just-happened-out-there, Ohio State and Penn State and the 110,889 screamers who watched them in Beaver Stadium on Saturday night departed the premises in various stages of wooziness. A top-10 battle between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions provided the chance for the most exciting finishes in college football this year.

Sports Barty time! Aussie stuns Kerber in Wuhan
Author: 0 Barty time! Aussie stuns Kerber in Wuhan

As Puig broke again to take a 4-3 lead, she would even begin to deploy a strategy of judicious net play to excellent effect, bringing the former World No.1 in with a dropshot before putting her own volley away, and more exquisite net play paved the way to another break for 6-5.

Sports Juventus win to seal best start in 88 years
Author: 0 Juventus win to seal best start in 88 years

Juventus is the only team with a flawless league record and the Italian champion will be full of confidence ahead of two key matches: against last season's runner-up Napoli on Saturday, and a Champions League group game with Young Boys next week.

Sports Manchester City boss Guardiola says team are
Author: 0 Manchester City boss Guardiola says team are "alive" ahead of Liverpool clash

Sources have told ESPN that Guardiola was "furious" with Mendy last Sunday after he reported for treatment at the club's training ground three hours late. The defender has made just 13 senior appearances for City since arriving from Monaco due to a cruciate ligament injury sustained last September. " I expect him back when he's fit , which should be quite soon".

Sports Messi and co ‘angry’ after Barcelona slip up again
Author: 0 Messi and co ‘angry’ after Barcelona slip up again

Visitors Athletic led through Oscar de Marcos' first-time finish at the back post from Markel Susaeta's cross. "We wanted to get the second goal because a one goal lead is never enough". Luis Suarez said after the 1-1 draw: 'Messi is the best in the world but we can not depend on him coming on to provide a solution. I know it's a risky decision [leaving Messi out].

Sports Finau earns final US wild card selection for Ryder Cup
Author: 0 Finau earns final US wild card selection for Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk has confirmed the last of his four captain's picks, and it's going to be Tony Finau . They are Brooks Koepka , Patrick Reed , Dustin Johnson , Justin Thomas , Bubba Watson , Jordan Spieth , Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson .

Sports Vegas Releases Initial Betting Line For Penn State
Author: 0 Vegas Releases Initial Betting Line For Penn State

That was the first of 42 unanswered points by the Lions to finish the game. Last year's GameDay broadcast also came before a White Out game at night, in which the all-time Beaver Stadium attendance record was broken with an annouced crowd of 110,823.

Sports Dominant Europe Takes Control of the Ryder Cup as U.S. Struggles
Author: 0 Dominant Europe Takes Control of the Ryder Cup as U.S. Struggles

The only four-ball winners for the Americans on day two were Thomas and Spieth, who, thanks mostly to Spieth's play (Spieth won three holes, Thomas won two), won 2&1. Garcia responded with a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to end the match. "That's the frustrating thing about matchplay". Reed, the pugnacious talisman across his first two Ryder Cups, was having a awful time off the tee, and was grateful for Woods' long birdie putt on seven that brought the contest back to a single hole.

Sports 'Captain America' Reed relishes Ryder Cup villain's role
Author: 0 'Captain America' Reed relishes Ryder Cup villain's role

Poulter served as a vice-captain two years ago after being ruled out with a foot injury and needed a wild card to make this year's team but, whatever his form through the season, that selection would have been the easiest decision of captain Thomas Bjorn's life.

Author: 0 Chelsea denied victory by Sturridge’s stunning late equaliser for Liverpool

It was Chelsea who eventually broke the deadlock and it was that man Eden Hazard who got the goal as the Belgian worldwide raced clear to fire home a lovely left footed effort in to Alisson's bottom corner for 1-0 in the 24th minute. "Every point counts in the Premier League", said Sturridge. "We had chances, we played fantastic football". Pedro, now injured, is perhaps Sarri's best hope, but again, he can not be relied upon to score 15-20 goals.

Sports Klopp unhappy with use of VAR in Chelsea loss
Author: 0 Klopp unhappy with use of VAR in Chelsea loss

Despite being disappointed with the use of VAR, Klopp felt Liverpool should have killed the match off, with Sturridge hitting the crossbar with the scores level. Pedro came off against PAOK last Thursday in the last minute of the Europa League game with a shoulder injury. Note the other was Chelsea in the 2005-06 season who won their first nine league games en route to the title.

Sports Cooper Kupp bursts out as Jared Goff's top target against the Vikings
Author: 0 Cooper Kupp bursts out as Jared Goff's top target against the Vikings

Goff and the Rams' offense was fun to watch. Not that the Vikings could have expected what Goff did with the deep ball. Moreover, he amassed a ideal passer rating of 158.3, and that's just the 28 time an National Football League quarterback has done that (minimum 20 passing attempts) since 1950.

Sports Jose says no one is bigger than club after Pogba row reports
Author: 0 Jose says no one is bigger than club after Pogba row reports

Barça and Juventus have both been linked with January moves for the France star but Barça don't want to comment on the reports. "He's a player like the others, no player is bigger than the club and if I'm happy with his work he plays, if I'm not happy he doesn't play", said Mourinho .

Sports Ryder Cup notebook: Rory McIlroy having a bad day
Author: 0 Ryder Cup notebook: Rory McIlroy having a bad day

Finau and Koepka secured a point for the USA after Rose and Rahm faltered on the 18th hole after having led for most of their four-ball match. Europe's Rory McIlroy sits in the rough after hitting out of bounds during a fourball match on the opening day of the 42nd Ryder Cup .

Sports Who will be standing when United smoke clears, Mou or Pogba?
Author: 0 Who will be standing when United smoke clears, Mou or Pogba?

Despite admitting Pogba had been removed as deputy captain, Mourinho claimed there were no problems between him and the World Cup victor. The Guardian's Jamie Jackson reported Wednesday club hierarchy backs Mourinho's decision to strip Pogba of his vice-captaincy role.

Sports Ramsey poised to leave Arsenal after club withdraw contract offer
Author: 0 Ramsey poised to leave Arsenal after club withdraw contract offer

Paul Merson is backing Arsenal to continue their momentum with a win over Watford at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon. "He's somebody who is the heartbeat of the team and when it's going poorly or badly, he still shows for the ball and tries to play how he wants to play, tries to get in the box and does things".

Sports Miami Heat New Favorites to Land Jimmy Butler
Author: 0 Miami Heat New Favorites to Land Jimmy Butler

Phoenix will get involved if they can return a point guard in a three-team trade. And NBA expert Stein has revealed Butler's preference is to join the Heat. All of this is to say that while Butler may want to play for Miami - which really is the flawless fit for both sides - Minnesota can throw a monkey wrench in that plan pretty easily by doing what they want to do, not what makes the most sense for everyone involved.

Author: 0 Chelsea v Liverpool: Mixed omens for the Reds' ideal Premier League start

Pep Guardiola's side will expect to pick up three more points when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad. What will we learn from Saturday's game? It's a football team with a specific way of playing. And although Daniel Sturridge scored a scissor-kick to break the deadlock for Liverpool , the former England forward missed an easier chance prior to his goal.

Sports Liverpool's Simon Mignolet fears Carabao Cup exit will hit first-team chances
Author: 0 Liverpool's Simon Mignolet fears Carabao Cup exit will hit first-team chances

Chelsea will have their resources tested this season by the Europa League, but the performance of their fringe players at Anfield suggests that Sarri's team can combine an assault on both domestic and European competitions. Liverpool led thanks to Daniel Sturridge's acrobatic effort, with Jurgen Klopp's men seeking to extend their victorious run at the start of 2018-19 to eight games despite resting Mohamed Salah .

Sports Mourinho and Pogba in tense-looking exchange
Author: 0 Mourinho and Pogba in tense-looking exchange

Mourinho is being eclipsed by his rivals, and with Manchester City and Liverpool storming ahead in the Premier League , it won't be much longer before United fans have had enough. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. The same went for Sir Alex Ferguson. Lukaku and Pogba remain good friends but it's been noticed by figures at the club that they're not as close as they used to be, which says a lot about the current dynamic at Carrington.