by | October 06, 2017 | 18:43

But the man himself gave such concerns little consideration after being confirmed as England's matchday skipper for Slovenia . "We had to keep winning and we have to keep giving young players the opportunity to mature, so to marry those things is hard".

by | October 06, 2017 | 18:38

Before the top court's move, local leaders were expected on Monday to declare Catalonia's unilateral independence from Spain following a banned referendum on secession over the weekend, Reuters reports. The Spanish government went out of its way to avert the Sunday referendum, raiding venues and confiscating ballot boxes and papers, arresting officials, and even installing police forces at sites where polling stations managed to get set up to physically remove voters.

by | October 06, 2017 | 18:12

Needless to say, preparations in the lead-up to India's first ever Fifa World Cup have been far from ideal and de Matos will need to make the best out of the situation at hand. After the World Cup, all these players will be new for the people but they must continue. Ghana need to win their opening game to stand a chance of qualifying to the next stage but the Colombians are ready to give them a tough contest.

by | October 06, 2017 | 18:04

In a day marked by demonstrations over Catalonia's disputed independence vote, Barcelona won its seventh game in a row and Real Madrid earned its first victory at home in the Spanish league on Sunday. "What is happening in Catalonia today is shameful", said Xavi, who has made more appearances for Barcelona than any other player. The Camp Nou, Europe's largest stadium with a capacity of almost 100,000, is often used as a rallying point for Catalan nationalists.

by | October 06, 2017 | 17:41

The Sweden global, a £31m ($41m) summer arrival from Benfica, has made only four appearances for United this season and is yet to make his Premier League debut, with Mourinho opting for Phil Jones and Eric Bailly as his first-choice centre-back pairing.

by | October 06, 2017 | 17:43

The job will be nothing new for Heynckes as, incredibly, this will be his fourth spell in charge of the reigning Bundesliga champions (including a five-game caretaker stint in 2009). The Bundesliga champions made no mention of former French global defender and Bayern stalwart Willy Sagnol, who had stepped in as interim coach after the shock departure of Ancelotti.

by | October 06, 2017 | 17:01

India pushed the European Union to assume a greater role of a security provider and the EU pushed India the stalled talks of the proposed India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Asserting that the protection of data was a precondition for exchanging personal data freely and fully, Juncker said that Indian companies were specialised in offering back office services and IT services to IT firms in EU.

by | October 06, 2017 | 16:07

And while Brazil only managed to bag a point at Bolivia - though they were battling "inhumane" conditions - the Paris Saint-Germain ace continued to produce heroics. It was hardly surprising though - Bolivia play at the highest altitude in world football of 4,000 metres above sea level. Strategically, I was very happy.

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:33

The new contract will see Iniesta end his football career at Barcelona . Iniesta has made 639 appearances for Barcelona since making his debut 15 years ago, second only to his former team-mate Xavi in the list of the club's all-time appearance makers.

by | October 06, 2017 | 15:30

Inter Milan , Everton and West Ham are all said to be chasing the Englishman's signature. And while Walcott's current deal runs until 2019, Arsenal have no intention of extending it. He has yet to start a league match but has been used in Arsenal's Europa League campaign, bagging two goals in two starts. Walcott still boasts great pace and dynamism, while his experience could make him a brilliant addition to Mauricio Pellegrino's squad at St Mary's.

by | October 06, 2017 | 14:35

Sri Lanka , who lead the series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Abu Dhabi by 21 runs, gave Test caps to 22-year-old batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama and 29-year-old pacer Lahiru Gamage. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed that Malinga's disappointing statistics with the ball are one reason why he didn't get selected, while the other is the fact that they are looking to put together a team with the 2019 World Cup in mind.

by | October 06, 2017 | 13:19

Honduras (2-2-3) also remains in the running despite a awful goal differential, the first tiebreaker. Trinidad and Tobago is in last place and has only one game and tied none while losing seven. After an 0-2 start in qualifying, the USA climbed back into contention before last month's 2-0 home loss to Costa Rica in Harrison, N.J. A win for the visitors will hand them a spot at the World Cup in Russian Federation, leaving the Stars and Stripes on the brink of elimination.

by | October 06, 2017 | 12:41

Maddon also announced Wednesday that Jon Lester will pitch Game 2, with Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta starting Games 3 and 4 at Wrigley Field . He immediately showed effectiveness in his first season posting a 2.46 ERA in 80.1 innings and was dubbed "Maddux 2.0" because of his similar approach to Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux .

by | October 06, 2017 | 11:54

Midfielder Toni Kroos missed Saturday's game at Alaves with a rib problem, but Zidane said the Germany global would have a chance to prove his fitness at Monday evening's training session in Dortmund. Few expected that the Sevillians could get hold of the points for the Santiago Bernabéu. "I'm happy for Dani, he's done well". Perhaps the most impressive aspect of his display Saturday was the personality showed to impose himself on the game in hard circumstances, when other more ...

by | October 06, 2017 | 11:09

Behind a stellar outing by Trevor Bauer , the Cleveland Indians shut down the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday night from Progressive Field. Bauer held the Yankees without a hit for 5.1 innings before Tony Hicks broke up the no-hitter with a one-out double. Bauer needs to bring his best stuff so the Tribe doesn't forfeit their home field advantage.

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:56

Oscar has emerged as a first-team regular in Shanghai where he already has 18 appearances under his belt for the Chinese Super League side. Chelsea fans will keep an eye on how Oscar does in his Asian adventure, and hope it will not be too long before he is seen entertaining the Premier League and the Stamford Bridge faithful with his prodigious talents.

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:34

If he'd carded his five-under-par 67 on the Old Course back in 2015, Dunne would have won the Open Championship as an amateur. It was no surprise that one of them was Paul Dunne who shot 67 around St Andrews to set the early clubhouse lead on the opening day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship .

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:15

Charlotte will sorely miss Batum's versatility while he's out, but the shooting guard position is one of relative strength for the Hornets. Despite Batum's words, the team has clear depth concerns and will now be tested immediately. Averaging almost six assists per game in each of his two seasons with Charlotte, Batum enabled the offense to flow through him at times. He recorded 14.9 points, 6.1 boards and 5.8 assists per game during his first season with the Hornets and shot 42.6 percent from ...

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:12

N.C. State lost 54-13 a year ago at Louisville , by far its worst loss in a season that included close losses against eventual national Clemson and Florida State . Louisville takes on NC State in a Thursday night ACC matchup. We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Wright has not played since the opener because of a groin injury , and Doeren said the defensive back asked to play on the punt team against Syracuse.

by | October 06, 2017 | 09:06

It was initially meant to serve up to 33 years in prison for these acts of kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery, but was given a remission of sentence for a portion of its convictions. Instead, he was released in the dead of night on Sunday to avoid media attention. "I believe I've led a conflict-free life", Simpson said at that hearing, an absurd contention yet one he appeared to believe.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:37

Barcelona said playing in an empty stadium was a way to show its discontent with the incidents in Catalonia. Bartomeu explained that Barcelona had tried to get LaLiga to postpone the game, but there was no way of having it played on another day.

by | October 06, 2017 | 08:10

If the Red Sox are able to advance to at least the AL Championship Series, they will have answered some of the doubts about their ability to close out an opponent. He has pitched in the playoffs before. With the uncertainty of the rest of the series, it is unclear when Sale's next start will be. He'll have himself under control.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:55

A man who never lets his eyes wander from the ultimate prize, Lee once again seized the moment to secure himself an even bigger fight down the line. Add that to the interim light heavyweight, middleweight, and featherweight belts that have been essentially manufactured in the last year-and-a-half, and you can easily surmise why the UFC is having one of their worst years ever in terms of pay-per-view (PPV) sales in 2017.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:47

Trump previously addressed the nation in a somber speech on Monday morning, labeling the shooting "pure evil". Trump has been an outspoken ally to the gun lobby both as a candidate and president . In a visit with law enforcement officers, Trump asked Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo whether the investigation had made progress in determining Paddock's motive for the attack.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:25

In the eyes of the Special One, the brilliant performance of his squad so far has not meant anything. Valencia made 43 appearances last term as United lifted both the League Cup and the Europa League, but by the end of the campaign he was being used sparingly by Mourinho and started just four of the final 10 games.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:16

And with a clash against Norway in Oslo three days later, McAuley insists attention would soon turn to what comes next. I've enjoyed it [as manager] immensely. At that point, featuring in a major global tournament in his career must have been unthinkable. If they do not, he and a few other veterans will have a decision to make next month about whether they prolong their global careers or call it a day.

by | October 06, 2017 | 06:14

England goalkeeper Joe Hart was even more upbeat than Kane, bizarrely describing the display in glowing tones. HARRY KANE grabbed an injury-time victor - but it could not paper over the cracks of a dire display. "But [they were] lads who hadn't had experience of leading and how do we allow for that to happen, and how do we give them a feel of it, and I think that's worked well over the last few months".

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:50

The team announced that it signed veteran kicker Nick Novak , as he will be replacing rookie kicker Younghoe Koo , who has been waived. Koo had struggled this season, having a game thing kick blocked in Week 1 and missing a potential game-winning kick in Week 2.

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:41

The quartet are already key players for England despite their ages but how can Southgate mould his side to get the best out of them? Follow the Football match between England and Slovenia live with Eurosport. Speaking about the captaincy Kane added: "It makes me very proud, growing up as a kid you dream of playing of your country and being captain as well".

by | October 06, 2017 | 04:36

It was that little bit of luck that Scotland so richly deserved after all their effort throughout an enthralling encounter against a visiting side who were reduced to 10 men inside 17 minutes when Robert Mak was given a second yellow card for diving.

by | October 06, 2017 | 03:15

We put pressure on them. "It was a insane game". Despite these stats, a lot can happen under the playoff spotlight at Chase Field, where pressure and jitters mount for players on both sides. "When you are confident in how you are playing, that always lends itself to feeling good about where you are. It is a really big situation, really a big game".

by | October 06, 2017 | 02:53

NY is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the AL Central and 1-5 in their last 6 playoff games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The winners of the wild card matchups won't have much time to celebrate, as they will quickly have to prepare for the divisional round which will start 48 hours later.

by | October 06, 2017 | 02:04

England were pelted with paper planes by their own irate supporters on Thursday night despite Harry Kane booking their place at next summer's World Cup . "It's no easy feat these days (to reach a World Cup )". "Now we need to keep doing what we're doing and working hard". Gareth Southgate has brought a very strong lineup in for tonight, and Slovenia will have a very tough time at Wembley .

by | October 06, 2017 | 01:58

The Indians and Twins are using their best pitchers in tonight's Wild Card game, so neither pitcher will be available in Game 1 of the ALDS. "Not that you go into a game thinking you're going to lose, but if you do, you have your ace coming back".

by | October 06, 2017 | 01:41

The 29 year old captain for Poland slipped by the country's former leading scorer, Wlodzimierz Lubanski . Then Elyounoussi also scored two goals in the 39th and 48th minute making it 5-0 before Ole Selnæs added another to make it 6-0. Lewandowski scored his third goal in the 63rd minute when he followed a shot for a tap-in. "#LewanGOALski", the Bundesliga tweeted . Armenia's last clash with Poland ended in a 2-1 loss and this game should not be much different as Poland look to ...