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Sports Maurizio Sarri hoping to see Chelsea star shed tears on regular basis
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri hoping to see Chelsea star shed tears on regular basis

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is close to recovery but his return is likely to be on hold for some time as it might be a risk to play him now. Southampton boss Mark Hughes is convinced his old club Chelsea are genuine contenders for the Premier League title this season. The Blues haven't lost since the Community Shield and although they have drawn their last two league games, they are definitely a side with serious momentum.

Sports President Donald Trump On Al Franken: He Folded
Author: 0 President Donald Trump On Al Franken: He Folded "Like A Wet Rag"

Franken resigned from his Senate seat on January 2, six weeks after former Playboy model Leeann Tweeden alleged that forcibly kissed her on a 2006 USO tour. A Democrat majority in the House would lead to "a nightmare of gridlock, chaos and, frankly, crime". Trump has vehemently denied the more than a dozen claims of sexual harassment against him and has stood by his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who has aggressively fought back against sexual misconduct allegations.

Sports F1 Raceweek: Bottas willing to help Hamilton in title pursuit
Author: 0 F1 Raceweek: Bottas willing to help Hamilton in title pursuit

Similar to Mercedes , Ferrari , despite a sizeable lead in the title race, felt the need to aid Schumacher's championship assault as they knew he was the only realistic chance of winning that year's world championship. Team orders are contentious, but legal, in Formula One and were used last season by Mercedes . Within moments, Hamilton was crawling all over the back of Vettel's gearbox with the Ferrari driver forced to defend aggressively on the main straight.

Sports Patriots' Edelman, 8 others back from suspension
Author: 0 Patriots' Edelman, 8 others back from suspension

In a question about his growing chemistry with Josh Gordon , Brady also volunteered an interesting appraisal of his relationship with Edelman (and Rob Gronkowski ). Anytime you have great players it's going to help what you're doing. When healthy, Edelman has proven to be a highly productive option as he had a strong 2016 campaign where he recorded 98 catches for a career-best 1,106 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Sports Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut
Author: 0 Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut

Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav. Led by Virat Kohli , who returns from the Asia Cup rest, India will be hoping to maintain their dominance at home. The duo also talk about the importance of this series, keeping in mind India tour Australia in November. If the conditions are pacer friendly, India would want to give Shardul Thakur a Test debut and slot him in the playing XI in place of the third spinner.

Sports Teenager Shaw's debut ton puts West Indies on backfoot
Author: 0 Teenager Shaw's debut ton puts West Indies on backfoot

Kohli, who was criticised for sitting out the Asia Cup won by the Rohit Sharma-led India in the United Arab Emirates, said rest in between long tours will be key for keeping players fit ahead of the World Cup in 2019. If Kohli gets 49 more , he'll become the first Indian batsman to score more than 1000 runs in three consecutive calendar years. Shaw reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries in the second session on day one.

Sports Will United bottle it against Valencia? Man City vs Hoffenheim preview
Author: 0 Will United bottle it against Valencia? Man City vs Hoffenheim preview

And we dominated, we had possession, we had a lot of chances, it was a good away game. "This competition isn't always a red carpet". "We need to live this type of experience as a club to improve, to get better". Referee Damir Skomina did not award the spot kick. "I don't want to talk about the officials", the manager said, trying hard to hide his... Guardiola heaped praise on match-winner Silva, 32.

Sports Aaron Ramsey Set For January Transfer Move To Italian Giants
Author: 0 Aaron Ramsey Set For January Transfer Move To Italian Giants

Watford's Troy Deeney , left, and Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium , London , Saturday, Sept. Watford are sure to provide a tough test, however, having got off to a flying start to the season winning their first four games, including a win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Sports Henry and Ranieri in Aston Villa frame after Bruce is sacked
Author: 0 Henry and Ranieri in Aston Villa frame after Bruce is sacked

Brentford manager Dean Smith has been installed as early favourite with the bookmakers to replace outgoing Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce at Villa Park. Aston Villa announce the departure of manager Steve Bruce after the club's recent poor form in the Championship. Kevin MacDonald, Aston Villa U23s manager, will be in charge of the team for their trip to Millwall on Saturday.

Sports Pogba says 'not allowed' to talk after Man United stalemate
Author: 0 Pogba says 'not allowed' to talk after Man United stalemate

While it has been Mourinho that has taken some stinging criticism from former players such as Paul Scholes during the week, Keane has taken aim at the players. United captain Antonio Valencia added fuel to this earlier in the week when he liked a post calling for Mourinho's sacking. "I'm pleased with the effort, the commitment, the improvement [after West Ham], but I'm not pleased of course with the result which is not a good result but is not a bad result".

Sports Lionel Messi unsatisfied despite win over Tottenham Hotspur
Author: 0 Lionel Messi unsatisfied despite win over Tottenham Hotspur

Messi added two more after half-time, with Spurs twice threatening a comeback through goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela , but it was the opening 45 minutes which left the Argentine forward most satisfied. 'This guy - what he does on a football pitch is just ridiculous. "Messi eats at a separate table". "When he's in that form, he's magic to watch".

Sports Jared Goff shows his command in Rams' 38-31 win over Vikings
Author: 0 Jared Goff shows his command in Rams' 38-31 win over Vikings

It's a blessing for sure", Gurley said of playing with so many weapons. That's not to say that Goff's group can't get it done, just right now, I'd go with the trust factor, and that's Minnesota for me. Throwing more touchdowns than incompletions in week 2 vs. Denver, but the team as a whole is falling apart in the second half every week. Kupp's second touchdown , a 19-yarder later in the second quarter, featured a throw over the heads of two Vikings defenders that transcended scheme.

Sports Cubs falls to Brewers 3-1 in NL Central tiebreaker game
Author: 0 Cubs falls to Brewers 3-1 in NL Central tiebreaker game

After a 5-4 home win on Sunday against the Oakland A's, Scioscia finishes with a 1,650-1,428 regular-season record. The winners of the respective contests will be crowned division champs, while the losers will turn around to play in the Wild Card game the following evening.

Sports Eric Dier On Bench - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Barcelona Confirmed
Author: 0 Eric Dier On Bench - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Barcelona Confirmed

Tottenham refused to surrender as Harry Kane pulled a goal back but Messi took centre stage in the second half, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor finding the bottom corner of the net - having hit the post twice - before the superstar swept home a second during the closing stages after Erik Lamela struck for Spurs .

Sports Steve Bruce sacked as Aston Villa manager day after cabbage protest
Author: 0 Steve Bruce sacked as Aston Villa manager day after cabbage protest

Villa drew 3-3 to Preston North End on Tuesday night in a see-saw of a game that either team could have won. Under-23s boss Kevin MacDonald will take charge of Saturday's trip to Millwall. "The process to appoint a new manager is under way", read a Villa statement. But the improvement in form has not been forthcoming and Bruce has now been axed by new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.

Sports Denver Broncos: 3 Reactions from the Kansas City Loss
Author: 0 Denver Broncos: 3 Reactions from the Kansas City Loss

The Chiefs improved to 4-0 on the season. On the way to a 27-23 lead via 14 unanswered points, Mahomes threw for 153 yards and a touchdown on 13-of-16 passing in the fourth quarter alone. I knew we needed the first down, so I kind of shot-putted it to Tyreek. Asked if he got more explanation on the delay of game that wasn't called by the officials, Joseph said: "I did, but it was the same explanation".

Sports Las Vegas police reopen 2009 sexual assault case after Ronaldo allegation
Author: 0 Las Vegas police reopen 2009 sexual assault case after Ronaldo allegation

Ronaldo's sexual assault perpetration". He then posted the same message in Portuguese, before adding: "I will calmly await the outcome of any investigations and proceedings, for nothing weighs my conscience". The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it had responded to a call alleging a sexual assault on June 13, 2009 and confirmed it has now reopened the case.

Author: 0 Hoffenheim vs Manchester City, Champions League

But Guardiola, who was banned from the touchline for the defeat to Lyon after confronting the referee at half-time of City's exit to Liverpool in last season's quarterfinals, decided against any criticism. The away win was thoroughly deserved as City were finally rewarded for their patience after dominating a determined Hoffenheim defence for long spells.

Author: 0 Sergio AGUERO scores for Manchester City in Champions League win

Sergio Aguero's equaliser seven minutes later seemed to have set them back on course as they dominated most of the match but the Bundesliga side, set up in an attacking 4-3-3 mode and risky on the break, held firm until Silva cashed in on a late defensive error.

Sports Paul Scholes - Jose Mourinho 'embarrasing' for Manchester United
Author: 0 Paul Scholes - Jose Mourinho 'embarrasing' for Manchester United

The formation and system Mourinho selected could work, but not if you instruct them to retreat and get bodies behind the ball as they did. Manchester United are a club with proud traditions. Our attacking players are not in their best moment of confidence and individual performance level, so we thought with three or four chances we would score and win the game, which we didn't.

Sports One-game tiebreaker numbers and notes
Author: 0 One-game tiebreaker numbers and notes

Walker Buehler (2.62 ERA) capped off an excellent debut season by pitching 6 2/3 shutout innings yesterday; Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger hit their 35th and 25th home runs of the season, respectively, and the Dodgers finish the season 92-71.

Author: 0 NL Central champion Brewers to begin postseason play on October 4

The victor travels to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers in a best-of-five division series beginning Thursday on cable's FS1 at a time to be determined. Jon Lester is scheduled to take the mound for the Cubs while Kyle Freeland is expected to be the starter for the Rockies . The victor will also receive home-field advantage against the NL East champion Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series.

Sports Tottenham facing injury crisis ahead of Barcelona Champions League game
Author: 0 Tottenham facing injury crisis ahead of Barcelona Champions League game

At home we have to be strong if we want to progress. "More than it worrying you, it needs to excite you to play and so you can say, "Oh, I played against Messi ", or "I played against [Diego] Maradona", or "I played against Ronaldo ". Barca have wobbled domestically of late, with two draws and a defeat, to bottom side Leganes, in their last three matches. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were awesome that night.

Sports Liverpool train ahead of Napoli test
Author: 0 Liverpool train ahead of Napoli test

I don't care about what people say about us and what they see from us in this situation. " Liverpool don't just have one good player - they've got several, especially when it comes to playing on the break". However, he does have an issue with one aspect of Salah's play, one which cost Liverpool a goal in their epic Champions League win against PSG last month.

Sports José Mourinho cuts chipper figure as crunch Valencia visit looms
Author: 0 José Mourinho cuts chipper figure as crunch Valencia visit looms

A new look 3-5-2 with Scott McTominay in defence and Anthony Martial alongside Lukaku against West Ham was a definitive failure which could see Mourinho revert to a back four . United have struggled this season, collecting 10 points from their opening seven Premier League matches and being dumped out of the League Cup by second-tier Derby County .