Author: 0 Chester Native Rick Porcello Wins First Cy Young Award

Porcello beat out finalists Corey Kluber and Justin Verlander , who is engaged to Upton. Scherzer, who won the American League award in 2013, received 25 of the 30 first-place votes in a runaway victory over Jon Lester, who was a distant second ahead of Chicago Cubs team mate Kyle Hendricks.

Author: 0 ATP Finals: Murray eases past Wawrinka to reach semis

Four-times defending champion Djokovic, whose 122-week stay as world number one was ended last week, also won his three group matches and will face Japan's Nishikori in the other semi-final. Murray will next face Milos Raonic on Saturday, while Djokovic meets Kei Nishikori. Marin Cilic in Friday's evening session now a dead rubber with Murray winning in straight sets.

Sports Defenses leading the way for Ohio State, Michigan
Author: 0 Defenses leading the way for Ohio State, Michigan

I guess we'll just have to see how this mess plays out. The Spartans (3-8, 1-7) were down 17-10 when L.J. Scott scored on a 1-yard run with 4:41 to play. O'Connor and Damion Terry were a combined 8 of 21 with two interceptions for the Spartans. Both teams would trade field goals in the second quarter to make the score 10-10 at halftime.

Sports Murray, Djokovic set up Sunday shootout at ATP finals
Author: 0 Murray, Djokovic set up Sunday shootout at ATP finals

Nishikori finished with a 1-2 record in Group A. Prior to the match , the world No. 5 was already assured of his spot in the last four, taking second place in the group after Andy Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 for his third straight win.

Author: 0 WATCH THIS! Doug Baldwin throws touchdown to Russell Wilson

On the ensuing play, Baldwin took a pitch from Russell Wilson , pretended like he was going to run right with the ball and then launched a pass down the left sideline for a 15-yard touchdown. The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Washington all hold leads over Philadelphia in the division standings, but the wild card picture is very much in play right now.

Author: 0 Watch Australia vs South Africa 2016 live online, on TV

Smith said he would also have elected to bowl. Australia's Peter Siddle , right, appeals successfully with captain Steve Smith for the wicket of South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy at the WACA Ground in Perth . "I didn't see myself as leading the attack". "That second innings, was there any thought that we are just going to block here and stonewall, and I actually don't think that they have the skills to do that and that's what I kind of question".

Author: 0 Cousins, Redskins light up Packers in high-flying 42-24 rout

Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense have not scored fewer than 21 points in a game yet this season, but they have yet to face a test like the Seahawks and their Legion of Boom. As they continue to get healthy the Packers should play better on defense and turn that into wins. Plus, neither defense has been stellar at stopping the pass.

Sports Raptors irate after Terrence Ross' potential tying 3-pointer overturned
Author: 0 Raptors irate after Terrence Ross' potential tying 3-pointer overturned

Patrick Patterson took to Twitter, and he nailed it. DeMarcus Cousins will lead the offensive for the Kings, averaging 27.5 points per game. For the second time this season it was former Raptor Rudy Gay leading the charge against his one-time teammates with 23 points on a very efficient 9-for13 shooting night.

Sports Vikings Explode for Non-Offensive Touchdowns of 104 and 100 Yards
Author: 0 Vikings Explode for Non-Offensive Touchdowns of 104 and 100 Yards

Four straight losses can weigh on a team that was undefeated before the streak started, dampening a Super Bowl aspiration at full strength just last month. Xavier Rhodes recorded two interceptions, including a 100-yard interception return for touchdown that wiped out a lengthy Arizona drive that had the Cardinals poised to retake the lead in the second.

Author: 0 Aitor Karanka always had "crazy" belief in Middlesbrough revival

Costa, the Premier League's leading scorer with nine goals to date this season, had been released early from the Spain squad by the national manager, Julen Lopetegui, after aggravating a slight groin complaint picked up in the 5-0 win over Everton.

Author: 0 These 2 January signings would win Chelsea the Premier League title

Antonio Conte has revealed that he regards Diego Costa as one of the best strikers in the world, report the Daily Star . Costa, prolific in Chelsea's 2014-15 title success and at times profligate and petulant in last season's 10th-placed finish, has scored nine goals as the resurgent Blues enter this weekend's Premier League resumption second in the table.

Author: 0 Manchester United vs. Arsenal: Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger React to EPL Match

Manchester City move level on points at the top of the Premier League with leaders Liverpool , second now only on goals scored, after Yaya Toure netted twice in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace . Bournemouth beat Stoke 1-0 at the Bet365 Stadium with a goal from on-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake after 26 minutes. "Does that mean we should be respected, even in periods where our results are not the best?" We were not sharp or fluent enough.

Author: 0 Wenger admits Old Trafford hero Giroud is frustrated with bench role

Mourinho said: "I have nothing to say against my players, but I feel sorry for them because we feel like a defeat and Arsenal is feeling like a victory". When asked to explain how United did not win a game, the Portuguese said: "I don't". But referee Andre Marriner said no, leaving Mourinho to rage on the touchline.

Sports Messi and Suarez absence no excuse for Barca, says Pique
Author: 0 Messi and Suarez absence no excuse for Barca, says Pique

Messi is joint-top scorer in La Liga with eight goals, alongside strike partner Luis Suarez, who is suspended against Malaga . However, Barca boss Luis Enrique claimed he could only praise his side for a display in which they were "infinitely better" than the dogged visitors.

Author: 0 Kansas Beats Texas for First Time Since 1938, 24-21 in OT

It was widely speculated that Strong would probably return for 2017 if Texas could become bowl-eligible and not lose to Kansas. The two notched 79 and 68 yards, respectively. This season has arguably been even more disappointing for the Longhorns, as many teams need a couple of seasons to start figuring things out under a new coach.

Sports No. 5 Clemson beats Wake 35-13, wraps up division title
Author: 0 No. 5 Clemson beats Wake 35-13, wraps up division title

The first-quarter flurry was sparked by Gallman's 42-yard touchdown on fourth and 1. Last season he set the school record for rushing yards in a season with 1,527. After both teams exchanged punts on their next two combined possessions, the Demon Deacons once went back to work on the Tiger defense. "We were very limited in what we were able to do", Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said.

Author: 0 Ohio State jumps to No

They are followed by Oklahoma State (8-2), Utah (8-2), USC (7-3) and West Virginia (8-1), all of which moved up in the rankings this week. Clemson needs to get a hard road win at Wake Forest this weekend then hold off SC next week.

Sports Boult, Wagner dismantle Pakistan
Author: 0 Boult, Wagner dismantle Pakistan

The debutant followed his first innings' of 55 with a solid 36 not out in the second. Of the 66 overs bowled in Pakistan's second innings, 25 were maidens - the visitors' run rate a mere 1.95. Pakistan resumed their second innings this morning on 129 for 7. New Zealand are a strong team at home as they showed against New Zealand , registering a victory against Pakistan by eight wickets.

Sports Atletico's Gameiro confident ahead of Madrid derby
Author: 0 Atletico's Gameiro confident ahead of Madrid derby

But he then hinted that the Spain worldwide would be in central midfield, as he was unsure whether to play Saul or fit again Nicolas Gaitan on one wing, with Yannick Carrasco assumed to be sure to start on the other side. Ex-Atletico Madrid coach Radomir Antic believes the derby against Real Madrid could be coming at the ideal time for Diego Simeone's side. Other Madrid players uncertain to start Saturday because of injuries include defender Pepe and defensive midfielder Casemiro.

Author: 0 José Mourinho calls on England to do more to protect Wayne Rooney

Mourinho aimed his criticism at the FA, however, insisting it should be preventing such situations arising in the first place. "It was not a culture just particular to Manchester United, I think the majority of clubs all had players that enjoyed a night out", Atkinson said.

Sports Conor McGregor would box Floyd Mayweather for $100 million
Author: 0 Conor McGregor would box Floyd Mayweather for $100 million

Diaz's big advantage is on the ground, but his attempts to get the fight there were unsuccessful in the rematch. "Conan O'Brien owns (a piece of the) UFC nowadays, where's my share", McGregor added. "What bugs me about the whole thing is he didn't do anything we didn't prepare for, I have no one to blame but myself for that and that's what kind of [messes] me up about it and gets me angry".

Author: 0 LeBron James campaigns with Clinton in Ohio

Joel Embiid had 22 points in slightly more than 25 minutes for the Sixers. Joel Embiid continues to show the entire National Basketball Association why Sam Hinkie was much better at judging National Basketball Association talent than the other 29 general managers.

Sports Spurs, Kane put contract talks on hold
Author: 0 Spurs, Kane put contract talks on hold

Kane believes any new deal should reflect his importance to the team with the 23-year-old firmly established as one the best strikers in Europe after finishing as top goal scorer in the Premier League last season. Sergio Aguero and Eden Hazard among the highest-paid footballers in the country can command more than £200,000 a week. Yet he's getting far less than the likes of England colleagues Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge.

Author: 0 Conor McGregor Makes History Last Night at UFC 205

McGregor, the reigning featherweight champion, knocked out Eddie Alvarez in NY on Saturday to claim the lightweight strap, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold belts in two weight divisions simultaneously. Whoever runs this shit has got to come to me. McGregor seemingly held complete control of his UFC 205 fight as he made combinations that dropped his opponent.

Sports The Premier League fans who pay the most per goal
Author: 0 The Premier League fans who pay the most per goal

However, at £3 Bolton programmes are 8p more expensive than the league average and if you fancy a hot drink to warm you up on match-day then you'll also be paying over the odds, with Bolton's £2 a full 15p more than the league average. With ticket prices for away fans capped at £30, the average cost of an away ticket has seen ticket prices drop from £46.44 to £29.44. That is a hefty £3 more than at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea charge £1.50 less than anyone else in the Premier League.

Sports Clubs trim cost of Premier League ticket prices, finds survey
Author: 0 Clubs trim cost of Premier League ticket prices, finds survey

The average price is now £29.44, a reduction of 37 percent, thanks mostly to an agreement among clubs to impose a cap of £30. "Part of the problem with ticket pricing is that it is nearly a question at the moment of clubs charging what they think they can get away with".

Author: 0 Moooving on: Cows stranded by New Zealand quake are rescued

New Zealand military officials said they were on target to evacuate about 200 people by helicopter on Tuesday as a major rescue operation unfolded. Massive landslides that buried road and rail links along the South Island's east coast will take "many months" to fix, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said.

Sports LA 2016: Porsche unleashes the 911 RSR Le Mans racecar
Author: 0 LA 2016: Porsche unleashes the 911 RSR Le Mans racecar

Frank-Steffen Walliser, head of Porsche Motorsport, stated that while the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR keeps the typical design of the Porsche 911 , it is the biggest evolution in the history of their top GT model yet. The 2017 Porsche 911 RSR retained the signature form of the 911, while showcasing a mid-engine layout. Entire elements of the carbon-fiber body can be completely exchanged in a very short time thanks to clever quick-release fasteners.

Sports Nishikori beats Wawrinka in straight sets at ATP finals
Author: 0 Nishikori beats Wawrinka in straight sets at ATP finals

Murray took over at the top of the rankings last week, replacing Novak Djokovic. The tournament could be heading for a dream final on Sunday between Murray and Djokovic which would also determine the year-end world No 1 ranking. That could come later Wednesday if Marin Cilic defeats Stan Wawrinka . Razor sharp Kei Nishikori defeated a somewhat subdued Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 in a disappointingly one-sided clash at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday.

Sports Last-ditch push underway for Clinton to become president instead of Trump
Author: 0 Last-ditch push underway for Clinton to become president instead of Trump

Obama said on Wednesday that despite his major differences with the NY real estate magnate, he would follow the lead of former Republican President George W. During the campaign, the first lady criticized Trump over his lewd comments about women. But the president added that he also had differences with his predecessor, George W.

Sports Alexis Sanchez Nets Brace As Chile Beat Uruguay 3-1
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez Nets Brace As Chile Beat Uruguay 3-1

The Arsenal forward missed last Thursday's goalless draw in Colombia after suffering what the Chilean FA described as a "low-grade muscle injury" during training. Chile were forced to do it the hard way at home to second-placed Uruguay . Edinson Cavani opened the scoring for Uruguay but Eduardo Vargas struck an equaliser before the break.

Sports This Cubs fan lost a bet and a tooth
Author: 0 This Cubs fan lost a bet and a tooth

The Cubs won their first World Series since 1908, breaking the 100 year plus curse. After a tied ninth inning, the game went into extra innings, but the rain delayed the game for 17 minutes. Likely the best known Goodman song to this point has been 1971's "City of New Orleans", a hit for Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson and covered by Judy Collins, Johnny Cash and many others.