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Author: 0 Renard to face former team Ivory Coast at African Cup

Host Gabon's biggest challenge in Group A is Cameroon. The Ivorians and Morocco are favourites to advance from Group C but face hard opposition in Democratic Republic of Congo who have Premier League players Yannick Bolasie of Everton and Hull City's Dieumercik Mbokani.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: New-look Manchester United team is starting to click

To call it a tactical masterclass is perhaps a step too far. The United manager started with Belgium global Marouane Fellaini and 31-year-old wing-back Ashley Young as Mourinho looked to thwart Liverpool's in-form attack. "It would be hard for him to have a good performance, which he had". "It's football", said the striker who turns 31 on Monday. "There's no reason at this stage to not trust Mourinho, as a Manchester United fan".

Author: 0 Moyes' Sunderland look to delay relegation battle with win at West Ham

Slaven Bilic has revealed that West Ham United have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their Premier League meeting with Sunderland on Saturday, with the manager insisting that Andre Ayew is close to returning to action. "We will try to prepare him for games as quickly as possible". "He probably needs a little more time before he can be ready for games". But Carroll, 27, is still out with his "very strange" knee injury.

Sports Texans look for improvement before trip to Denver
Author: 0 Texans look for improvement before trip to Denver

Anderson said. Numerous fans missed the heroics. And in the area of pas rush, the Colts managed just one sack (hello, Robert Mathis) and five quarterback hits. I'll raise my hand but was I ever wrong, after what looked like another National TV flop the Houston Texans kicked it into another gear. Osweiler defended those absences saying he had needed to attend the Texans voluntary organized team activities, which occurred during the White House trip.

Author: 0 Fast 5 Pack Facts: Packers vs. Bears

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery (88) carries the ball as Dallas Cowboys defensive back Anthony Brown (30) tackles in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Brian Hoyer is in line to start at quarterback for a fifth straight week. Chicago, on the other hand, has had production from rookie Jordan Howard, who has 330 yards and a 5.0-yard average.

Sports Joshua and Klitschko agree to December date for title fight
Author: 0 Joshua and Klitschko agree to December date for title fight

If the fight doesn't happen now and Wladimir and Joshua both win their next fight, we can do the fight under the same deal next year and it would be even bigger. There remains a risk Joshua could lose his undefeated status and title to a heavyweight considered among the finest in history and that Matchroom's Hearn will be accused of making the fight too soon.

Author: 0 Ezekiel Elliott Proves You Don't Need Pants to Do a Televised Interview

For the third consecutive week, Ezekiel Elliott rushed for more than 130 yards, becoming the first rookie running back ever to accomplish that hard feat. "Yeah, I believe it". Elliott has a good chance at leading the league in rushing and at the offensive rookie of the year award (where teammate Dak Prescott is his biggest competition), but he's probably going to come up short of Bryant's bold prediction.

Author: 0 Todd Bowles: Ryan Fitzpatrick will be back next week as starter

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (3 receptions, 70 yards) - Marshall was being shadowed by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson , but made the most out of his three catches. "But I'm glad our team won the game". "They are thinking about one thing in getting a win". His mistakes have been costly, too: 10 of Fitzpatrick's picks have come in the second half of games, eight of which were in the fourth quarter.

Author: 0 Johnson, Cardinals roll past listless Jets 28-3

If I were to take a wild guess, I believe the Ravens will see Ryan Fitzpatrick start this game, but he could very well be on a short leash. Fitzpatrick finished with 174 yards on 16-of-31 passing with a passer rating of 55.0 before being replaced by Geno Smith in the fourth quarter.

Author: 0 Messi hat-trick punishes Guardiola's error-prone City

Messi's second strike was reminiscent of a goal he scored against Guardiola's Bayern Munich in the 2015 semi-finals and Suarez's generosity allowed the Argentine to knock in the third with simplicity. I like both Barcelonas. Barcelona are fourth in La Liga and cruised to a 4-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, with substitute Lionel Messi scoring on his return from a groin injury that had kept him out for over three weeks.

Author: 0 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Ozil treble as Arsenal assert authority on Ludogorets

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has urged Ozil and Sanchez not to get greedy after reports they both plan to demand Arsenal increase their wages to £250,000-per-week ($307,000, 279,000 euros) when contract talks are reopened later this month. Walcott has been impressive this season after the disappointment of missing out on the England squad for the European Championship. An end-to-end period of the match then saw Cosmin Moti gift the ball straight to Ozil, only for the defender to atone for ...

Author: 0 Court hearing on potential Ontario ban of Indians name, logo

However, the AP reports that Ontario Superior Court Justice Tom McEwen dismissed Cardinal's application on Monday. Cardinal's lawyers asked the court to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and Toronto team owner Rogers Communications, which rebroadcasts the TBS game in Canada.

Author: 0 Wenger adamant Walcott was always staying at Arsenal

That is what happens when you have three managers in three months, one (Roy Hodgson) did not even pick him and another (Sam Allardyce) did not start him. "That part of the game I didn't like and of course, that coincides from our end with two poor goals". Messi displayed no signs of rust after more than three weeks out of action with a right groin strain and scored inside of four minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Sports With 'Boys on bye, Dez plans return vs Philly
Author: 0 With 'Boys on bye, Dez plans return vs Philly

Bryant went through three limited practices last week, his first on-field action since suffering the injury September 25 against the Chicago Bears. Bryant suffered a knee injury in Week Three and has been out since then. Bryant said the limited practice time last week coupled with the extra rest this week will allow him to be in better shape to face the Eagles. The organization hopes Bryant is ready after the bye week and for the October 30 game against Philadelphia.

Sports Have not been consulted about GST rate structures: Congress
Author: 0 Have not been consulted about GST rate structures: Congress

The second day of the GST Council meeting reportedly ended without a decision on GST rate structure. With a view to keep inflation under check, the proposal sponsored by the Centre proposed to continue exempting food items from tax as well as keep 50 per cent of the common use goods in either exempt category or lower band.

Sports Jets turn to Geno Smith to start at quarterback vs. Ravens
Author: 0 Jets turn to Geno Smith to start at quarterback vs. Ravens

The former Harvard quarterback galvanized the team after Smith's injury and had a career season, throwing for 31 touchdowns, but the Jets can't continue to play him with the team at 1-5 and the playoffs a distant memory. Smith did come on in relief of Fitzpatrick against the Cardinals, but after a few nice throws, he threw an interception as well. Fitzpatrick became a free agent after the season and the two sides engaged in contract dispute that wasn't resolved until just before training ...

Author: 0 Prescott throws 3 TD passes, Cowboys beat Packers 30-16

In the National Football League an offense can be the best of a generation, but if the defense is not at least solid then an championship hopes are most definitely lost. "He is beyond his years and I am excited he is with us". "Tony is our No. 1 quarterback", Jones said , adding that deciding between Romo and Prescott is a good problem to have.

Author: 0 Packers offense is a mess in 30-16 loss to Dallas

The problem for the Packers is that Eddie Lacy is dealing with an ankle injury and James Starks is out for a while after having knee surgery on Sunday. It was Dallas' longest touchdown drive since a three-play, 98-yard scoring drive against the St. Louis Rams on October 23, 2011. The great Tom Brady could only get to 162.

Sports Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez' Quiet, Dignified Stand Against Trump Bigotry
Author: 0 Dodgers Adrian Gonzalez' Quiet, Dignified Stand Against Trump Bigotry

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez admitted to a subtle circumvention of that norm as well. "I didn't stay there", Gonzalez told reporter JP Hoornstra . Gonzalez and the Dodgers opened up their National League Championship Series with the Cubs this past weekend in the Windy City. "And some, I assume, are good people".

Sports Barcelona vs Manchester City preview
Author: 0 Barcelona vs Manchester City preview

Arguably the only meeting of true heavyweights this week, and inarguably the game of the round, but then this match is about so much more than this Champions League group and Manchester City trying to make up two points on Barcelona . Over the last decade, Barcelona have produced some vintage sides that will go down in the all-time history of the game. In better news for the English side, City's own Argentinian goal-machine Sergio Aguero will play from the start, after only being fit ...

Sports What to watch for in all of Tuesday's Champions League clashes
Author: 0 What to watch for in all of Tuesday's Champions League clashes

Mahrez and Slimani were two of four changes made to the Leicester side that lost heavily at Chelsea on Saturday. Three wins from three is more than Ranieri could have wished for. Copenhagen nearly drew level shortly before half-time when Andreas Cornelius escaped the attention of Robert Huth at a corner, but his flicked header drifted wide of the right post.

Sports Straightforward Champions League tie for Real Madrid
Author: 0 Straightforward Champions League tie for Real Madrid

In what could likely develop into a battle for second place behind Real, this match takes on crucial importance. Check out the official Real Madrid ticket hub. Borussia Dortmund , which is tied with Madrid at the top of the group with four points, plays at Sporting Lisbon, which is only one point behind the leaders.

Sports Man United and Liverpool settle for goalless draw at Anfield
Author: 0 Man United and Liverpool settle for goalless draw at Anfield

Worryingly for Jose Mourinho and United, Liverpool have scored nine times in their last two Premier League games following a 4-1 win against Leicester City and a 5-1 victory over promoted side Hull City. "We want it to be a flawless game but it won't be ideal and we've got to be ready to deal with your own mistakes and the mistakes of your team-mates".

Author: 0 Indians' Bauer cuts finger fixing drone, won't start Game 2

Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against Toronto tonight. "Kluber is pretty good". "He's got a chance to be a valuable guy to us if he's healthy", Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "The guys who were in here before me said he was extremely remorseful, like he felt really, really bad", Francona said. "Things happen. It wasn't done by being silly".

Author: 0 Tom Brady has bad news for rest of NFL

Brady wasn't hit too many times Sunday. Chris Hogan caught four passes for 114 yards and Rob Gronkowski had five catches for 109 yards for New England. "That's why it's a team game", he said . "I'll know more in the next couple of days and just see how it feels". Roger Goodell gave the other 31 teams a break, and they blew it.

Sports Purdue fires coach Hazell after 3-plus seasons and 9 wins
Author: 0 Purdue fires coach Hazell after 3-plus seasons and 9 wins

Hazell's contract ran through the 2018 season, and Purdue will owe him a $4.45 million buyout. "I appreciate Gerad taking over on an interim basis and look forward to his leadership and the continued commitment and efforts of our entire football coaching staff".

Sports Watford's Holebas stuns Boro with superb strike
Author: 0 Watford's Holebas stuns Boro with superb strike

The costly 1-0 home defeat to Watford leaves Boro 17th in the table, and without a win since the Wear-Tees success at Sunderland in August. The match starts at 14:30 on 16 October 2016. Downing rejoined Boro last season from West Ham to play a part in their successful promotion, and is desperate to avoid an immediate return to the Championships .

Author: 0 Packers Defeat Giants, Beckham Jr. Squashes Beef With Kicking Net

Rodgers had the Packers in position to go up 14-0 - and actually did when Rodgers used a free play to hit Randall Cobb on what would have been a 21-yard TD strike - but Davante Adams was flagged for an illegal shift, offsetting the penalty for 12 men on the field the Giants committed.

Author: 0 One soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire at forward post in Poonch

He said Pakistan was ready to hold dialogue with India on all issues, but would not accept any bilateral engagement that did not include the core dispute of Jammu and Kashmir. "Wherever our leadership goes they are very well received", the spokesperson emphasised, adding more and more countries are engaging with Pakistan.

Author: 0 National Football League roundup: Dolphins stop Big Ben, Steelers

And they did it in convincing fashion. As the Miami Dolphins' ship continues to sink deeper and deeper into the depths of the NFL's mean sea, Miami's fans continue to look for any life raft of hope that could rescue this season. He had the most touchdown passes of any player entering Week 6 with 15. And then play 10 times better than this for a chance next Sunday. The pick led to a Miami field goal and gave the Dolphins a 9-8 lead.

Sports FSU Florida State Seminoles
Author: 0 FSU Florida State Seminoles

Wake Forest (5-2, 2-2) only managed two field goals Saturday by Mike Weaver (34 and 29 yards). Wake Forest LB Marquel Lee vs. Florida State RB Dalvin Cook. He has put most of those concerns to rest over the past three games for the 14th-ranked Seminoles. Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson has also been impressed with what he has seen from Francois on tape.

Author: 0 Buffalo fans target Colin Kaepernick for national anthem protest

The Buffalo Bills have turned their season around with three straight wins to improve their record to 3-2, just one game behind the rival New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East. "Obviously, I think he has the skill set and the talent". I think that he might be doing the right thing because everybody's opinion, there's never a wrong opinion.

Sports 7 goals in 6 games for Southampton's bargain striker Austin
Author: 0 7 goals in 6 games for Southampton's bargain striker Austin

Martin Fisher: "Like Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman before him, Claude Puel appears to have overcome the loss of key players over the summer to fashion a Southampton side that remains true to the club's traditions". Claude Puel refused to confirm whether Charlie Austin would start for Southampton against Inter Milan after his two-goal cameo against Burnley .

Sports Joe Mixon hits Dede Westbrook with TD pass vs Kansas State
Author: 0 Joe Mixon hits Dede Westbrook with TD pass vs Kansas State

That doesn't mean West Virginia or Kansas State plan to go quietly. "The offensive skill coming out of high school is better", said West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen. When asked to explain that trend, Bill Snyder said, "Beats the tar out of me". They have Oklahoma at home where they are a much better team. The good news for the Sooners is that some of the injured players are expected back soon.