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Author: 0 Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros ALDS Game 1

While all eyes will focus on Astros right-hander Justin Verlander when he takes the mound on Thursday in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park, what makes Houston a viable World Series threat is the offense set to support its new ace.

Sports Andrea Lee Says Jessica Eye Turned Down Fight At UFC 216
Author: 0 Andrea Lee Says Jessica Eye Turned Down Fight At UFC 216

Demetrious Johnson , widely considered to be the best pound-for-pound UFC fighter in the world, reckons he could beat MMA icon Conor McGregor at PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. And it's not that people want parity either because a year ago when belts were changing hands on the regular, most people said it was a bad thing, yet they still didn't get behind the one guy who managed to hold on to his title.

Sports All Rise: Judge Blast Helps Send Yankees Into ALDS
Author: 0 All Rise: Judge Blast Helps Send Yankees Into ALDS

And yes, Aaron Judge took him deep. The Twins didn't win more than one game in any series, and they were swept twice. Followed by a solo home run by Brett Gardener. Robertson came on with the bases loaded in the 3rd, and Girardi pushed him to the longest outing of his career (3 1/3 innings). The Indians enter this contest though, as the class of the American League, having won 102 games .

Author: 0 Gray to start Game 1 against Indians, Sabathia for Game 2

On Tuesday, the team announced that, instead of Kluber, Trevor Bauer would take the ball for the Division Series opener against either the Twins or Yankees . This isn't entirely convincing, however, because the Indians might need Bauer to start Game 4 in a pinch, and he would have been available out of the 'pen in Game 5 even if he had been slated for Game 2.

Sports Taumalolo wants to 'give back' to Tongan rugby league
Author: 0 Taumalolo wants to 'give back' to Tongan rugby league

New Zealand and Tonga will meet in the final round of RLWC pool play, in Hamilton on November 11. In a written statement, the 2016 Dally M Medal victor justified his decision by declaring his wish to develop rugby league in the Polynesian country.

Sports Samsung in Partnership with Microsoft Announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey Today
Author: 0 Samsung in Partnership with Microsoft Announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey Today

For example, it is equipped with a pair of OLED displays instead of LCD. We'll go hands-on with Samsung's mixed-reality headset, so check back for our first-look impressions from Microsoft's big unveiling. The company has announced its first Windows Mixed Reality headset that will be available within the year in Brazil, China, Hong Kong and Korea.

Sports Premier League clubs agree further talks on overseas money
Author: 0 Premier League clubs agree further talks on overseas money

Under the proposed change, Scudamore wants 35 percent of the income to be distributed based on a team's league position as "merit payments". A Premier League spokesperson told ESPN FC: " Premier League clubs today met and discussed the future development of the league".

Sports Real Madrid Finds £177 Million Premier League Replacement For Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Real Madrid Finds £177 Million Premier League Replacement For Cristiano Ronaldo

After what has become his customary drought in August, Kane has scored at least two goals in five of his six games for Tottenham this month and now has six goals in the Premier League in his bid for a third straight Golden Boot. While Spurs has improved dramatically under Mauricio Pochettino's guidance, becoming one of the most complete team's in English football, the Argentine is yet to win any silverware.

Sports On Premier League TV Money
Author: 0 On Premier League TV Money

Scudamore than addressed the 14 clubs who met without Arsenal , Chelsea , Liverpool, Manchester City , Manchester United and Spurs last Friday - it is understood Crystal Palace chief Steve Parish was a prime mover - in a bid to alter minds.

Sports Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17: Ghana keen to rekindle past glories
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17: Ghana keen to rekindle past glories

The football-mad city will host all three of England's group games with Chile, Mexico and Iraq, and after visiting the venue following the World Cup draw, Cooper believes it will be a real eye-opener for the players. "Anyhow, we as coaching staff and players, will do our best during the tournament", Jathir said. "We held a strong Saudi team to a 3-3 draw past year (in the AFC U-16 championships) after leading 2-1 at one stage".

Sports Fans gearing up for Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Wild Card game
Author: 0 Fans gearing up for Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Wild Card game

Mark Reynolds and Trevor Story each have four home runs against Greinke. That honor is held by Nolan Arenado , or perhaps Charlie Blackmon or Carlos Gonzalez . "It comes down to, on our side, trying to halt the things that they like to do", Black said. The team with the better regular-season record won all three: the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds in 2013, the Chicago Cubs over Pittsburgh in 2015, and the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles past year.

Sports Premier League clubs split over overseas rights payments
Author: 0 Premier League clubs split over overseas rights payments

Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday that the league were set to propose that 35 per cent of global television revenue should be allocated according to where a club finishes in the table, with the remaining 65 per cent distributed equally to all clubs.

Sports Ben Roethlisberger says calling out bad behavior part of QB's job
Author: 0 Ben Roethlisberger says calling out bad behavior part of QB's job

Brown , who finished Sunday with just four catches for 34 yards, was visibly upset with Ben Roethlisberger after the quarterback missed Brown on a play in which he was wide open. Ask me what happened. "He's a professional", said Roethlisberger, who added that the players have moved on from the flare-up. "I just think the approach, the denial of everything".

Sports 'Furious' James Dolan called Rupert Murdoch to complain about anti-Knicks ads
Author: 0 'Furious' James Dolan called Rupert Murdoch to complain about anti-Knicks ads

They are "dealing with a s-tstorm internally at Fox", the source said. By the end of Tuesday, Fox Sports had issued an apology. The question many raised when the ad first started circulating on social media earlier today is whether FS1' was permitted to use the Knicks' logos, colors and player images so blatantly since the network doesn't have the broadcast rights to National Basketball Association games.

Sports Holloway to defend belt in UFC 218 main event
Author: 0 Holloway to defend belt in UFC 218 main event

Having previously been a champion at lightweight, Edgar moved down to featherweight and lost to Aldo via unanimous decision in a title bout in February 2013. Edgar is 10-years older than Holloway at 35, but he's shown little sign of slowing down at this stage in his career, having won seven of his last eight fights.

Sports United States in lead at Presidents Cup
Author: 0 United States in lead at Presidents Cup

USA captain Steve Stricker was not quite ready to deliver his victory speech, but said the team was one of the strongest he has been involved with. "These guys are going to come out fighting over the next two days and especially tomorrow".

Sports How Pep Guardiola's love is helping John Stones fulfil potential
Author: 0 How Pep Guardiola's love is helping John Stones fulfil potential

The England worldwide struggled at times during his first season with the Blues following his £47.5m move from Everton, a deal which made him the second most expensive defender behind David Luiz. We started this season off well as a team at club level and it was an important match against Chelsea. Stones produced a strong performance in City's 1-0 win at defending champions Chelsea last Saturday and he agreed it was one of his most impressive displays in City's colours.