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Sports Rare catcher interference call almost turns NL Wild Card on its head
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The Cubs had a long line of injuries and didn't get the contributions they expected from some key players, including Yu Darvish and Kris Bryant. Once the last out was recorded and the Rockies' tickets to Milwaukee stamped (they'll take on the quietly powerful Brewers beginning Thursday, October 4), the Cubs faithful went straight to their phones and began tapping out messages of pain and remorse.

Sports Early Champions League roundup: Silva sets Manchester City on course to advance
Author: 0 Early Champions League roundup: Silva sets Manchester City on course to advance

You can see a lot of similarities in his style, but also see a lot of differences. Manchester City claimed their first win in Group F after seeing off Hoffenheim 2-1 in Germany. It's possible his performance could earn him more playing time this season going forward, having played just 281 Premier League minutes thus far. David Silva scored late for Manchester City to end its four-game losing streak in the Champions League with a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

Sports 'Messi eats at his own table', says Alba after Wembley masterclass
Author: 0 'Messi eats at his own table', says Alba after Wembley masterclass

Having played the role of provider, Messi upped a gear after half-time and began to embark on the mazy, unstoppable dribbles that have defined his career. Messi and Co. have been written off by many already, and after going three years without winning the Champions League , they will have to clean up their defensive deficiencies to have a real chance of winning it all in Madrid in May.

Sports Manchester United supporters angry with Antonio Valencia Instagram like fiasco
Author: 0 Manchester United supporters angry with Antonio Valencia Instagram like fiasco

A clip of Pogba and Mourinho having a tense exchange on the training ground emerged last week, and the Portuguese has told the 25-year-old France global he will not captain the team again. "I don't care what fallout you've had with your manager, I don't care if you've been at each others throats. I think everybody is behind the manager".

Sports Koepka 'heartbroken' after Ryder Cup fan blinded in one eye
Author: 0 Koepka 'heartbroken' after Ryder Cup fan blinded in one eye

Because there's nobody that feels worse about this than I do", he said. "It was flawless", said Koepka. "It's sad and I really am torn up about it". "We reached out to Ms Remande and her husband to see how things were going". "I spoke to her at the time on the golf course and after now learning her condition is worse than first thought, I have made contact with her/family to offer my honest and heartfelt sympathy ".

Sports Oakland A's to start Liam Hendriks in wild card game
Author: 0 Oakland A's to start Liam Hendriks in wild card game

The Yankees and Red Sox will open the ALDS on Friday with identical 0-0 records. "The pressure is on Boston, there's no doubt about it", Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley said on the TBS broadcast. The Yankees scored four runs in the sixth to take a 6-0 lead and the chants only got louder from there. It's already the fifth career postseason home run for Judge.

Sports Addison Russell accepts 40 game suspension for violating Major League Baseball domestic abuse policy
Author: 0 Addison Russell accepts 40 game suspension for violating Major League Baseball domestic abuse policy

That suspension is retroactive to September 21, the date he was placed on administrative leave . Russell has agreed not to appeal the decision made by the league. President Theo Epstein will address the media later Wednesday. Russell's future with the Cubs is now in serious jeopardy. Major League Baseball has said it began an investigation a year ago after allegations first became public.

Author: 0 Official Stoke City account mocks Jose Mourinho's playing style

Valencia , who joined United from Wigan in 2009, had missed United's previous two games - their Carabao Cup exit to Derby, and 3-1 defeat by West Ham in the Premier League. Valencia is one of several players who have clashed with Mourinho in recent weeks and the manager's Mourinho's relationship with Pogba, in particular, is at an all-time low, to the point that the Frenchman revealed he had been banned from speaking to the media.

Sports Messi Brace And Rakitic Rocket Lift Barca Over Spurs
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Barcelona have returned to winning ways thanks to a 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League this evening. Erik LAMELA scored the second goal for his team, a great one at that from just outside of the penalty area. Our players were heroes because they were chasing the game against Messi , Suarez, Coutinho and co. Thirty-two seconds after the second of those let-offs for Spurs , Kane dragged them right back into the match with his curled finish past Ter Stegen ...

Sports Barca leave it late to stave off second straight loss
Author: 0 Barca leave it late to stave off second straight loss

Oscar De Marcos' goal just before the break looked to have made it back-to-back defeats for Barcelona following their midweek loss to Leganes but Munir El Haddadi equalised seven minutes from time. They could have doubled their lead shortly after Messi went close, but Nelson Semedo's last ditch tackle stopped Inaki Williams when he was through on goal.

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

The 57-year-old, who has won promotion to the Premier League twice with two different clubs - Birmingham and Hull - replaced Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park in October 2016. So too is Terry, the five-time Premier League victor who spent last season as captain at Villa Park. Purslow will now begin the hunt for a new manager, with Villa still to appoint their new sporting director.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino Knows This About His Players - Tottenham Legend
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It is now so important to be relaxed and calm. We want to push and push and push them - it is not easy. "And no one helps, but we are warned before every single game to play the same players". Tottenham Hotspur will be without three regular members of their squad, and another one is a doubt, when they make the trip up the M1 to take on Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, according to their official website .

Sports Steve Bruce sacked by Aston Villa
Author: 0 Steve Bruce sacked by Aston Villa

Villa drew 3-3 to Preston North End on Tuesday night in a see-saw of a game that either team could have won. A club statement read: " Aston Villa can confirm that manager Steve Bruce and his assistants Colin Calderwood, Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh are leaving their posts with immediate effect after having their contracts terminated".

Sports Manchester United BOOED OFF by fans after dour draw with Valencia
Author: 0 Manchester United BOOED OFF by fans after dour draw with Valencia

Mourinho's clashed with Paul Pogba , Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly and Alexis Sanchez since the start of the season and the squad is said to be split into two camps with one that backs the manager and one that wants him sacked. Mourinho's men are still second in the group, a couple of points behind Juventus. "Especially (for) Manchester United fans that I respect 200 percent".

Sports Juventus rallies for 3-1 win over Napoli
Author: 0 Juventus rallies for 3-1 win over Napoli

Belgian forward Dries Mertens then gave Napoli the lead at the 10-minute mark when he finished off a play set up by passes by Brazilian midfielder Allan and Spanish forward Jose Callejon. The encounter at the later stages also saw Napoli's Mario Rui reviewed his second booking on the 60th minute, which resulted to a red and a one-man down, for the away side.

Sports Potential Liverpool lineup against Napoli: Van Dijk fine; Sturridge form deserves start
Author: 0 Potential Liverpool lineup against Napoli: Van Dijk fine; Sturridge form deserves start

Egyptian Mohamed Salah continues to struggle for form, on a weekend of Premier League action which saw his Liverpool side drop points for the first time and lose top spot on the log to champions Manchester City. We want to play an attacking game and we've got to bear their characteristics in mind. The main beneficiary of the change has been a native Neapolitan, lifelong fan of the club and former ballboy.

Sports Rockies Cubs NL Wild Card Game free live stream, watch
Author: 0 Rockies Cubs NL Wild Card Game free live stream, watch

Fans. Who cares? I don't pay attention to it, but it's around. It will be the second consecutive day that the teams will play in one-game playoffs. Seeing as how Lester will turn 35 before he makes his next start for the Cubs , it's fair to wonder how many more big postseason moments he has in front of him.

Sports Poor defending sees Cardiff City go down to Burnley
Author: 0 Poor defending sees Cardiff City go down to Burnley

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has described the lovely game of football as "cruel" after the Bluebirds return to the Premier League still hasn't delivered the first victory of the season. "Gareth doesn't play like Burnley do, it's a different ball game and I think Jordan Pickford is better at playing it out from the back and being a sweeper".

Sports Brewers Can't Afford to Lose Game 163 in Chicago
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Freeland will take the mound in the winner-take-all game at Wrigley Field hoping to extend the Rockies' season. "I know how hard it is to get to this point and I'm proud to be a part of this group", Yelich said as Milwaukee's boozy party swirled around him, filling every inch of the cramped visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field.

Sports Tommy Fleetwood revels in new status as Ryder Cup's 'Moliwood' star
Author: 0 Tommy Fleetwood revels in new status as Ryder Cup's 'Moliwood' star

Played just once in the team formats, but showed up when it counted as he routed Jordan Spieth , 5 and 4, in singles. The U.S. hasn't won a Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993. You have to tip your cap. In July, he won the Quicken Loans National on the PGA Tour and then lifted the claret jug at Carnoustie following a nerveless final round of 69 playing in the last group with Woods.

Author: 0 Twins turf manager Molitor after losing season

In his four years with the team, Molitor led the Twins to a 305-343 record. He signed a three-year extension, but the Twins stumbled with a new look lineup and ended the 2018 season 78-84, second behind Cleveland in a miserable AL Central Division.

Sports Dodgers To Face Rockies in Tiebreaker
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Kemp had a two-run double and RBI single among his three hits. 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.

Sports UEFA Champions League Report: Hoffenheim v Manchester City 02 October 2018
Author: 0 UEFA Champions League Report: Hoffenheim v Manchester City 02 October 2018

Nagelsmann's main personnel concerns now are in defence, with captain Kevin Vogt (thigh), Ermin Bicakcic (calf) and Havard Nordtveit (thigh) all absent. The most shocking result from the first Champions League games was Manchester City losing to Lyon. Since the first Premier League season in 1992, 14 footballers have played for the two clubs .

Sports Broncos: Refs admit key missed play-clock call
Author: 0 Broncos: Refs admit key missed play-clock call

We all heard him", Marshall said. "He's really good right now, but we should have won the game". Lindsay's long run was 19 yards and both Freeman and speedy wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders reeled off 18-yard runs. We'll talk about the way he casually flipped the ball from his right hand to his left and flicked it 10 yards downfield, all while scrambling to his left, with Von Miller draped around his legs.

Sports 'Keep fighting' - Paul Pogba issues Manchester United rallying cry after disappointing stalemate
Author: 0 'Keep fighting' - Paul Pogba issues Manchester United rallying cry after disappointing stalemate

Jose Mourinho showed uncharacteristic restraint and bit his tongue after Manchester United's poor form continued with a meek goalless draw against Valencia . "People can say what they like, especially Manchester United supporters, because I respect their point of view". 'We left the hotel at six o'clock hoping that 30 minutes would be enough, which normally it is, ' he said.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Las Vegas police reopen case
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Las Vegas police reopen case

It's normal. They want to be famous, to say my name. He then pulled her into a bedroom and raped her as she screamed "no, no, no", the lawsuit said. After the German magazine Der Spiegel reported about the lawsuit last week, Schertz threatened to sue , saying the article violated Ronaldo's personal rights "in an exceptionally serious way".

Sports Cubs-Brewers Set For National League Tiebreaker
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It will also be the second consecutive season that the Rockies have appeared in the Wild Card game . If they win, they can sit back and watch the Wild Card games like regular fans resting up until they play again on Thursday. The Rockies were similarly impressive, defeating the Washington Nationals 12-0 at Coors Field. As a member of the Athletics, Lester started the one-game Wild Card playoff game against the Royals in Kansas City, where he was charged with six runs in 7 1/3 innings in a ...

Sports Champions League: Livescore from Manchester United vs Valencia
Author: 0 Champions League: Livescore from Manchester United vs Valencia

The poor start to the 2018/19 campaign comes in Mourinho's third season at Manchester United , a period where the Portuguese has achieved somewhat infamy in falling out with his club. After finishing second in the Premier League last season, United are now 10th in the table after seven games, already nine points off league leaders Manchester City .

Author: 0 Champions League: Mourinho’s Man United misfire in Valencia stalemate

Manchester United had to settle for a point after they played to a goalless draw with Valencia in their second Group H clash in the UEFA Champions League . Marcus Rashford went agonisingly close to getting a winning goal in the closing stages when his free-kick rattled the top of the crossbar. "And I think his mouth is probably out of control".

Sports Tottenham v Barcelona: Harry Kane eyes Lionel Messi's scoring records
Author: 0 Tottenham v Barcelona: Harry Kane eyes Lionel Messi's scoring records

And in their last game, the Catalan giants were held 1-1 by Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou in which Lionel Messi only came on in the second half and was unable to net the winning goal. "We need to demand sacrifice and they will expend a lot of energy". Tottenham beat European champions Real Madrid 3-1 during last season's group stage, and Kane is keen for a similar performance against Barcelona .

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving blames YouTube 'rabbit hole' for flat-Earth belief

Irving didn't claim that he had changed his mind, but he did apologize for ever bringing up the subject. "You think, 'what about a new location?' and it's just like I want to be comfortable and what's better than being in Boston? ". "Everybody's been there like, 'Whoa!" 'Everybody's been there, like, 'Yo, what's going on with our world?' You click a YouTube link and it's like how deep does the rabbit hole go? "Hopefully after this, I'm done answering these kinds of questions", Irving said ...

Author: 0 Broncos face Chiefs in AFC West battle

Mahomes rallied the Chiefs from a 10-point deficit before Kareem Hunt scored the game-winning touchdown on a 4-yard run with just under two minutes remaining. "We're at home and it's his job to flip the field". It was the first time since 2004 that the Broncos blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead at home. Mahomes struggled early against a Denver D that mixed up their coverages (thank you, Chris Harris Jr .!) and applied enough pressure for the hot, young quarterback to make several ...

Sports Champions League: Man Utd train ahead of Valencia clash
Author: 0 Champions League: Man Utd train ahead of Valencia clash

Talk in the dressing room doesn't mean anything. Today the Manchester United manager responded to rumours about a conversation with Zinedine Zidane in ideal fashion. They have won eight of their last nine such games since that defeat (D1). Jamie Carragher has revealed the details of a conversation he had with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after he left Chelsea for the second time back in 2015.

Sports Jamie Carragher nails it with assessment of Mohamed Salah’s ‘slump’ in form
Author: 0 Jamie Carragher nails it with assessment of Mohamed Salah’s ‘slump’ in form

As Salah sits on three goals in six league games, compared to his four of last season, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said Monday Night Football the winger's form is being unfairly critisied. He never got 47 again, he would score 25 or 30 goals a season. Sturridge might be now occupying the back-up striker role that the youngster wants, but that doesn't mean Brewster isn't going to give his all when the team he loves grabs a last minute leveller during an important game.