Sports

Sports Ronaldo fires as Portugal beats Andorra
Author: 0 Ronaldo fires as Portugal beats Andorra

If Portugal had failed to win, Switzerland would have won the group and qualified directly for Russian Federation, leaving the European champions to go into a two-leg playoff. The European champions were desperately short of inspiration as they struggled for more than an hour to break physical, ultra-defensive opponents on an artificial pitch that appeared to have taken a battering and was not in a fit state for a World Cup qualifier.

Author: 0 Harden Can "Do Everything", But He "Is Not A Leader" - McHale

In their first season together, James Harden and head coach Mike D'Antoni found immediate success with the Houston Rockets . Like you've gotta be kidding me. So, to go there and downplay my name like that, it shows his character. But you just don't go and do that. "It shows why type of person he is". This wasn't the first time McHale spoke of Harden in critical terms since his firing.

Sports Suns great Connie Hawkins dies at 75
Author: 0 Suns great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

Spending some of his best years in the ABA, and living in a time where highlights reels were few and far between, Hawkins' name often gets lost in history. He recorded at least 20 points per game over his first three seasons. While a member of the Atlanta Hawks in 1975, Hawkins famously appeared in a Saturday Night Live spoof , playing a game of one-one-one basketball against diminutive singer, Paul Simon.

Sports Matuidi puts France in control of their World Cup destiny
Author: 0 Matuidi puts France in control of their World Cup destiny

So in this match also it is expected that team France will gain victory against Bulgaria . France were held to a shock draw at home to Luxembourg in their last qualifier to leave qualification in the balance - just three days after a superb performance in the 4-0 thrashing of Holland.

Sports Stoke City keeper Jack Butland set for England recall against Lithuania
Author: 0 Stoke City keeper Jack Butland set for England recall against Lithuania

Southgate watched on as England limped to qualification for next summer's World Cup with a win against Slovenia thanks to a late goal from Captain Harry Kane . Best known for the squandered penalty against Germany that denied England a place in the final of the 1996 European Championship on home soil, Southgate joked fans "might find it hard to find much love for me".

Author: 0 Ghana coach Fabin heaps praise on hero Ibrahim Sadiq after Colombia win

This time around, they are entering the tournament on the back of some very impressive performances in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. "There's no difference for us - we have to perform the way we would at any World Cup", said Gutierrez. "Facilities are fantastic, but we hope we get used to the food before the end of the competition", Kwasi said. We are not seeing that we are getting affected by this (pollution).

Sports South Africa declare on 573 for four
Author: 0 South Africa declare on 573 for four

After centuries from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis allowed them to declare their first innings on 573-4, the Proteas bundled out their opponents for just 147 under the floodlights in Bloemfontein. South Africa's other century city was St John's in Antigua in April 2005, when AB de Villiers, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince all advanced to three figures.

Sports Winx wins her 21st consecutive race
Author: 0 Winx wins her 21st consecutive race

By the turn, Bowman took the daughter of Street Cry to the outside and let her loom up to the leaders. Humidor's thrashing at the hands of super mare Winx will result in an important gear change in the Caulfield Cup, with trainer Darren Weir set to adds blinkers for the $3 million race in two weeks.

Author: 0 De Allende sent off as All Blacks edge South Africa

Look back at match commentary here . After an early penalty for both sides, the All Blacks responded to fierce South Africa pressure by going 8-3 ahead through Ryan Crotty's try. The first half extended for eight minutes after the hooter as the two teams kept the ball alive, looking for a score in a bruising battle of attrition.

Sports Starting Wake Forest QB has injured shoulder
Author: 0 Starting Wake Forest QB has injured shoulder

Sophomore Kendall Hinton opened the game for the Demon Deacons. For the season, Wolford had 947 passing yards with 8 touchdowns and only one interception. I think this is the game that Clemson football's offense comes to life and transforms into "midseason form". I'd expect the Demon Deacons to come ready to play.

Sports Bower, Bruce Sink Yankees in ALDS Game One
Author: 0 Bower, Bruce Sink Yankees in ALDS Game One

In 11 games as a reliever last season, Severino was 3-0 with a 0.39 and 25 strikeouts in 23 and one-thirds innings; the then-22-year-old, who started two games when the Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention, also held opponents to a 0.105 batting average.

Sports Iowa State's Park takes leave for 'personal medical concerns'
Author: 0 Iowa State's Park takes leave for 'personal medical concerns'

The Cyclones fell to the Hawkeyes 44-41 in one overtime. Cyclones defensive back Evrett Edwards planted the state flag of Iowa into the Sooners' turf after the upset. Oklahoma: It was the second straight game that the Sooners didn't dominate as expected. Park didn't make the trip to Norman, Okla ., and coach Matt Campbell doesn't have a timetable for his return.

Sports England aren't a one-man show says Kane
Author: 0 England aren't a one-man show says Kane

Southgate's side struggled woefully at Wembley against a Slovenia team set up to defend and hit them on the break, and lacked the ability to kill teams off. These are vital games for us to learn in. "To lead that team out and to have the game pan out like it did, as a striker you dream of that kind of moment, scoring a last-minute victor, so for that to happen here at Wembley is incredible".

Sports Man Utd chiefs confident Fellaini will put pen to paper
Author: 0 Man Utd chiefs confident Fellaini will put pen to paper

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was taken off injured after 28 minutes of Belgium's World Cup Qualifier against Bosnia Herzegovina. The striker scored 43 goals under Martinez before netting 25 in the Premier League last term under Ronald Koeman, which led to United forking out £75million on the 24-year-old.

Sports Dante Exum Reportedly Could Miss Significant Time with Shoulder Injury
Author: 0 Dante Exum Reportedly Could Miss Significant Time with Shoulder Injury

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski released an even more sobering report on Twitter. The injury occurred in the first half of Friday's preseason game against the Phoenix Suns when he drove to the basket and collided with forward TJ Warren. "We can speculate it wasn't good", Jazz head coach Quin Snyder told reporters after the game. After struggling last season upon his return, 2017-18 was expected to be important for Exum in his development.

Sports Sainz to replace Palmer at Renault after Suzuka
Author: 0 Sainz to replace Palmer at Renault after Suzuka

About halfway through the session, however, Carlos Sainz crashed heavily in his Toro Rosso, ending with the auto sprawling across the track and bringing out the red flags. "On my side, I will definitely do my very best in tomorrow's race". "Competing in these last four races with Renault gives me a good opportunity to get to know the team and the auto earlier than expected", said Sainz.

Sports Goffin through to second straight Japan Open final
Author: 0 Goffin through to second straight Japan Open final

Mannarino took advantage of Cilic's weaker backhand to take a 5-3 lead and although he lost his next service game, the 29-year-old broke the Croatian's serve to win the second set. Johnson was especially dominant on first serve, winning an impressive 93 percent of points and 100 percent in the first set. Goffin said: "Mannarino is improving this year, he has won a lot of matches and has a lot of confidence".

Sports Olympic Committee suspends Brazilian arm after chief's arrest
Author: 0 Olympic Committee suspends Brazilian arm after chief's arrest

The IOC stripped Nuzman of his honorary membership and removed him from the coordination committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nuzman was arrested on Thursday by the federal police in connection with a case on bribing to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.

Author: 0 New England Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in August

He said Canada's job marketwas "ho-hum" last month and in line with other signals of a moderation in economic growth. "It still churned out a respectable rise in September employment, and did a flip flop in the details that reversed a perverse reading the prior month", wrote CIBC Capital Markets Chief Economist Avery Shenfeld in a report to clients.

Sports Brazil to face Spain today
Author: 0 Brazil to face Spain today

While in the opening few minutes the Indian defenders showed good composure in the face of some great attacking play from the United States of America, the second half saw India lose the plot and end up conceding three goals. We have plugged a few holes in the defence. "There is room for improvement for not just the players, but for technical staff and management staff as well.