• Conte hails Chelsea away support after comfortable Qarabag win
Conte hails Chelsea away support after comfortable Qarabag win

What happened in the second half is very hard to explain. They had chances to score other goals, but they were unlucky. "They were also unlucky". "We have a big game on Saturday", he said. The contact between Sadiqov and Willian looked slight but the Brazil global, who scored twice later in the game, said he felt the decision was correct.

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  • Zambia continue to rise on FIFA Rankings
Zambia continue to rise on FIFA Rankings

Winning its last three World Cup qualifiers (against Cape Verde 2-0, and against South Africa 2-0 and 2-1), Senegal qualified for the worldwide competition for the first time since their appearance in 2002. As for the other home nations, Wales have fallen five places to 19th, Northern Ireland have dropped one to 24th and Scotland are down three int...

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  • RK Nagar bypolls: Acid test for EPS-OPS
RK Nagar bypolls: Acid test for EPS-OPS

The ruling means that the rival group led by VK Sasikala , the jailed former aide of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa , and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran can no longer use the name AIADMK and its hugely popular poll symbol of " Two Leaves ".

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  • Former Manchester City star Robinho given nine year sentence over sex assault
Former Manchester City star Robinho given nine year sentence over sex assault

Although this is a guilty verdict and a nine-year prison sentence awarded, the Italian justice system includes several levels of appeal. It said: "On the news involving striker Robinho , in fact that happened a few years ago, we clarified that he already defended himself against the charges, saying he had no participation in the episode".

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  • Jose Mourinho: Manchester United should have been 5-0 up
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United should have been 5-0 up

Basel's late triumph created a complicated scenario ahead of the last round of games but United are still nearly assured of progressing. Mourinho was left confused by the permutations for the group, but they only need to avoid defeat against the Russians at Old Trafford in order to progress.

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  • Braves penalized for int'l signing violations
Braves penalized for int'l signing violations

The team lost 12 prospects the league deemed they signed illegally, was charged a third-round draft pick and will face severe limitations on their spending on the global market over the next few seasons. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's worldwide scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one y...

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  • Lavar Ball goes off about Trump
Lavar Ball goes off about Trump

Well, LaVar appeared on CNN last night and proceeded to return fire at the celebrity-in-chief. "I just think this is a sign of what's sick about America, that people don't take responsibility, they don't take accountability". "And you're the head of the USA?" "I don't have to go around saying thank you to everybody". When asked about Trump's in...

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  • Baker Mayfield grabs crotch, shouts expletives at Kansas sideline after TD
Baker Mayfield grabs crotch, shouts expletives at Kansas sideline after TD

Kyler Murray is likely to start at quarterback for Oklahoma , but expect Mayfield to enter the contest on the Sooners' second possession or shortly thereafter. Here's the deal, the Heisman rules say it should go to the college player who shows not only great numbers, but also exhibits integrity and sportsmanship.

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  • Giants WR Roger Lewis Actually Caught This Pass While Being Interfered With
Giants WR Roger Lewis Actually Caught This Pass While Being Interfered With

NY chose the latter and Lewis rewarded it. "I had a chance to pull some guys aside, have some one-on-ones this week", McAdoo said. Numerous times on Sunday in that very situation, Reid called plays designed for back-up tight ends Ross Travis and Demetrius Harris .

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  • Bills consider switch back to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback
Bills consider switch back to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback

However, by that time, the Bills were down by 25-plus points and any statistics Taylor put up must be measured with a grain of salt. Sherman didn't stop there, piling on more criticism of the Bills . It set Rivers and company up in prime field position, and Rivers threw both of his touchdowns to Keenan Allen, who finished the day with a fine 1...

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  • Donald Trump Says He Should Have Left UCLA Players Jailed In China
Donald Trump Says He Should Have Left UCLA Players Jailed In China

Three University of California, Los Angeles basketball players were released from China last week after being arrested on shoplifting charges. Yet Trump intervened, personally asking Chinese president Xi Jinping to help resolve the case. "As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine", he said. It sure looks like race baiting to a lot of people. Prev...

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  • UM QB Brandon Peters Carted Off Field, Evaluated For Head Injury
UM QB Brandon Peters Carted Off Field, Evaluated For Head Injury

MI meeting to be a top-10 contest. Wisconsin hosts MI for the eighth meeting between the two teams when they are ranked in the AP poll. UW outside linebacker Leon Jacobs forced a fumble from quarterback Brandon Peters inside the Badgers' 5-yard line , and cornerback Derrick Tindal recovered on the 1.

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  • Jerry Jones apologizes for racially insensitive remark
Jerry Jones apologizes for racially insensitive remark

The video, which was reportedly taken after Jones was asked to provide a videotaped message to a woman who was about to get married, shows the 75-year-old saying the following: "Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding". " I won't cast judgment, on one moment when a joke went south, to capture who this man represents in a lifetime commitment of lov...

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  • Detroit Red Wings vs
Detroit Red Wings vs

Now the Red Wings defenseman is facing a potential 10-game suspension for his decision to head back out for some fisticuffs. Witkowski returned to the ice to confront his attacker. "It's a joke that a guy like that would ... just do something pretty stupid that kind of started everything". Witkowski was a major player in Wednesday's night bra...

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  • Packers RB Jones to miss several weeks with knee injury
Packers RB Jones to miss several weeks with knee injury

The defense set the tone from the start. That put Jones on the field for the first time; and until his knee injury on Sunday, Jones had been the Packers' most productive back, with a pair of 100-yard games and a team-high 370 yards rushing on the season.

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  • Lonzo Ball tallies 1st career triple-double
Lonzo Ball tallies 1st career triple-double

Lonzo Ball may have one of the uglier jump-shooting forms in recent memory, but the LA Lakers have no plans to tinker with it for now. I just wanted to win. "He just said be ready to play". "Even the thing I said "Oh please dunk on him, ' I just took it from [Simmons"] sister, who said that like weeks before that".

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  • Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon 'confirms retirement from global football'
Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon 'confirms retirement from global football'

Italy will not participate at the World Cup . "We've failed something which could have been big also on a social level and this is my only disappointment". "I leave a squad of talent that will have their say, including Gigi Donnarumma and Mattia Perin". I want to give a hug to Chiello, Barza, Leo and Lele, who I had nearly 10 years alongside.

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  • Vikings hang on to beat Washington, improve to 7-2
Vikings hang on to beat Washington, improve to 7-2

Keenum then threw back-to-back terrible interceptions that allowed Washington to stay in the game. Redskins: Visit the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a game they now badly need to win given their upcoming schedule. I have the Vikings winning this one 40-26, and improving to 7-2 and maintaining its first place position in the NFC North amidst a...

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  • Switzerland seals World Cup spot
Switzerland seals World Cup spot

For a thrilling half-second the ball was going in and the game was going to extra-time. Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill said his team's exit after a spirited second-half Sunday was "a devastating moment". In the past five years, the Swiss impressed in qualifying but failed to beat the best teams they faced - France twice, Argentina and P...

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  • The confusing new reason Gareth Southgate hasn't picked Jack Wilshere for England
The confusing new reason Gareth Southgate hasn't picked Jack Wilshere for England

Southgate encouraged Wilshere to keep working hard at Arsenal and refused to rule out the possibility of including the midfielder in his World Cup squad. Wenger has played Wilshere as a No 10 this season. Southgate holds him in high esteem but his slide down the Arsenal pecking order and the difference of opinion over his deployment means he ma...

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  • IPO gains lift SBI net manifold to `1840 cr
IPO gains lift SBI net manifold to `1840 cr

Standalone profit of the bank fell sharply by 38 percent to Rs 1,581.55 crore, dented by higher provisions for bad loan accounts referred for insolvency proceedings at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). During the reporting quarter, SBI sold its shares in life insurance business SBI Life for Rs 5,436 crore. Hence, annualised slippage ratio d...

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  • Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was abused by Larry Nassar
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was abused by Larry Nassar

Raisman - a 2-time national team captain who won 6 gold medals - opened up about the allegations to " 60 Minutes ". saying she met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the '16 Rio Olympics. All members are now required to report suspected sexual misconduct, and adults kicked out of a club will be tracked in a database to prevent future ab...

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  • Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault
Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

When she expanded on the alleged incident, Solo told the Guardian: "I was in shock and completely thrown off". Blatter's representative called the allegation " ridiculous " in a statement to Expresso and The Guardian . Blatter, 81, served as Federation Internationale de Football Association president from 1998 until 2015, when he was banned ...

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  • Kneeling protests spark a war among National Football League owners against Roger Goodell
Kneeling protests spark a war among National Football League owners against Roger Goodell

Jones has hired lawyer David Boies, now under scrutiny for helping Harvey Weinstein amidst his sexual harassment scandal, according to the New York Times . Jones' beef with Goodell is twofold between the Ezekiel Elliot suspension and player protest. The move could set up a war between owners, with some backing Jones and others supporting Goodel...

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  • Graduation Success Rate for Student-Athletes Sets All-Time Mark
Graduation Success Rate for Student-Athletes Sets All-Time Mark

This year's reflect the number of scholarship student-athletes who entered Rutgers since 2010-11 and graduated within six academic years. Implemented 13 years ago by the NCAA, field hockey and women's tennis continued their streak of 13-straight seasons with a 100 percent GSR.

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  • Mike McCarthy not tying Martellus Bennett retirement plan to release
Mike McCarthy not tying Martellus Bennett retirement plan to release

He was added to the injury report with a shoulder injury after the Packers' recent bye week. Bennett thrived in New England last season, catching 55 passes for 701 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns. He then was sidelined with an unexplained shoulder injury that popped up following the first practice after the bye.?He hasn't played in a gam...

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  • Brazil star trying to convince Coutinho to leave Liverpool
Brazil star trying to convince Coutinho to leave Liverpool

Barca tried and failed to sign Coutinho over the summer, despite three huge bids, but they are likely to go back in for him at some point in the next year. Sport are now so confident of Coutinho leaving Liverpool for Barcelona in January that they claim the main issue between the two clubs is how to divide the payments.

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  • Rockies star Nolan Arenado earns fifth straight Gold Glove
Rockies star Nolan Arenado earns fifth straight Gold Glove

Inciarte played in 156 games - tied with Braves right fielder Nick Markakis for second-most among major league outfielders - and committed three errors (.985 fielding percentage) while totaling 420 defensive chances and recording an NL-best 410 putouts and seven assists.

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  • Arsenal legend Wright: Chelsea not big enough for Conte and Luiz
Arsenal legend Wright: Chelsea not big enough for Conte and Luiz

I did this and I think Christensen played a massive game. It's normal and this can happen to every one of my players. "The coach has to make the best decision for the team, and tonight the best decision for the team was to play with Christensen and to have, on the bench, (Ethan) Ampadu".

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  • Adam Bandt calls Peter Dutton a 'terrorist' over Manus
Adam Bandt calls Peter Dutton a 'terrorist' over Manus

Numerous protesters carried signs decrying Australia's inhumane treatment of refugees, and accusing the government of crimes against humanity - a sentiment that was echoed by Greens MP Adam Bandt, who told the crowd that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton was "a terrorist".

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  • Los Angeles Rams steamroll New York Giants behind Jared Goff
Los Angeles Rams steamroll New York Giants behind Jared Goff

Goff threw three touchdowns in the first half, finishing with 311 yards passing in arguably his best game as a pro. But a NY missed field goal as time expired in the second quarter kept the Rams with a 27-10 lead at halftime. The scoring continued about two minutes of game time later, when Goff connected with wide receiver Sammy Watkins on a 67-y...

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  • John Wall out against Raptors after injuring shoulder vs. Cavaliers on Friday
John Wall out against Raptors after injuring shoulder vs. Cavaliers on Friday

As a result he is listed as questionable for Washington's game against the Toronto Raptors Sunday night. "I feel like we're the best team". "I always stand by it because I mean, why would I sit here and say another team's better than my team?" "We have been having great spurts where we lock down and play great defense", DeRozan said .

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  • Kamal Haasan can not be silenced through threats: Pinarayi
Kamal Haasan can not be silenced through threats: Pinarayi

A noted leader of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha allegedly said that Kamal should should be either shot dead or hanged so as to teach a lesson to all those who disrespects Hindu community's faith. This remark has "deeply hurt" the sentiments of scores of people following Hindu religion, it added. Haasan's column was in response to a question...

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  • Should Oscar Pistorius' jail term be lengthened?
Should Oscar Pistorius' jail term be lengthened?

Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down a verdict of culpable homicide in September 2014, and the following month sentenced Pistorius to five years. First, they needed to apply for permission to appeal against Pistorius's sentence. "The State doesn't believe that compelling circumstances were shown", Roux added. "Understandably they were not ready for...

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  • Elliott cleared to play in National Football League after judge grants order
Elliott cleared to play in National Football League after judge grants order

Check back for the latest developments on this breaking news story . Ezekiel Elliott has a strong explanation for why he continues to fight his suspension at every turn. "Just glad to be able to go out there and play, glad to be back here with this team". The 2nd Circuit ultimately ruled against the players' union. It is important to note tha...

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  • Santi Cazorla reveals gruesome injury that almost 'ate' his leg
Santi Cazorla reveals gruesome injury that almost 'ate' his leg

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed that he almost had to have his right foot amputated after an infection in his right ankle. He's revealed that surgeons even told him that he should be "satisfied" to be able to walk with his son in the garden again.

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  • National Football League pizza sponsor Papa John's blames $70mn loss on anthem protests
National Football League pizza sponsor Papa John's blames $70mn loss on anthem protests

They echoed Trump's call for the National Football League to make players stand or fire them - a stance that Schnatter did not explicitly take on the earnings call. Jones has become a significant Papa John's franchise owner, with the total number of stores owned by Jones in excess of 100 as of 2014. Digiorno pizza official Twitter account...

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  • Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Joe Gomez earn England calls
Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Joe Gomez earn England calls

The 20-year-old is now on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea and has scored five goals in thirteen appearances for his current club. Abraham is joined by fellow-Chelsea loanee and now England team-mate, 21-year-old midfielder Loftus-Cheek, who has made six league appearances for Crystal Palace this season.

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  • Southgate selects
Southgate selects "very good" Joe Gomez in England squad

In their place, Southgate gave three uncapped youngsters a surprise nod - Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and striker Tammy Abraham of Swansea. "That's only going to build their confidence and benefit us as a country". Gareth Southgate has opted to pick six Tottenham players in his England squad .

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  • Patriots Sign 49ers Quarterback Brian Hoyer To Three-Year Contract
Patriots Sign 49ers Quarterback Brian Hoyer To Three-Year Contract

The Patriots reportedly reached an agreement with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer on a three-year contract Wednesday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. In that duration, he has started 37 times and has a 16-21 record. "All I'm going to say about Jimmy G is some teams have buyers remorse when Patriots players leave that sy...

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