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Sports Switzerland, Italy, Croatia & Denmark seeded for World Cup play-offs
Author: 0 Switzerland, Italy, Croatia & Denmark seeded for World Cup play-offs

The Danes have moved up seven places in the rankings and will be seeded along with Switzerland , Italy and Croatia . Hosts Russia, ranked 65th on the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association list, were already assured of a place among the top seeds and they will be joined by Germany , Brazil , Portugal , Argentina , Belgium , Poland and France .

Author: 0 Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City takes a look around the pitch prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

Sports Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reportedly asks to be traded
Author: 0 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reportedly asks to be traded

There are certainly National Football League teams that could use Bryant as a receiving option, including the injury-plagued Giants. While Bryant has yet to address those reports, the Steelers reportedly have no plans on trading him just the same.

Sports Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters
Author: 0 Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

But with his fifth consecutive victory against Rafa on Sunday, Federer has well-and-truly turned the tide, and his reason for the change in fortunes is pretty simple: Not playing Nadal on clay. And given the circumstances on the day with a really fast court, Rafa couldn't fall on his default forehand topspin jumping high to Federer's backhand option.

Sports CARDINALS WIN! 3 big takeaways from victory over Buccaneers
Author: 0 CARDINALS WIN! 3 big takeaways from victory over Buccaneers

They've got some good guys up front", he said. My wife even saw it. "I feel like any system is about being on the same page with the offensive line", he said, "knowing your assignments, knowing the route you have with protections to make sure you keep the quarterback upright".

Sports Brian Hoyer benched by 49ers, replaced by rookie CJ Beathard
Author: 0 Brian Hoyer benched by 49ers, replaced by rookie CJ Beathard

He may not be good enough to be the long-term franchise quarterback, but what does it hurt to find out? Here are the top takeaways from Week 6, starting with what we saw from the 49ers rookie quarterback. The Redskins did not score after getting the ball back and had to punt. Beathard looked like a rookie, at times, but he also provided a much-needed spark.

Sports Mitchell Trubisky throws touchdown, but Ravens answer with kickoff return
Author: 0 Mitchell Trubisky throws touchdown, but Ravens answer with kickoff return

Without some huge rushes and an impressive performance on the ground from Jordan Howard , the Bears likely would've completely blown the game after looking like they had it put away. The Bears won the toss and got the ball first in overtime. Trubisky became just the second rookie quarterback to beat the Ravens, joining Arizona's Jake Plummer in 1997.

Sports Jets fall to Patriots after controversial replay call
Author: 0 Jets fall to Patriots after controversial replay call

When the Patriots needed a first down to close out the game in the fourth quarter, Brady and Co. couldn't deliver. It's a battle of 3-2 teams in the Meadowlands today, as the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets . The result of the play was a touchback, handing the ball back to the Patriots. On the ground, Dion Lewis rushed for 53 yards in seven carries while Mike Gillislee added 52 yards in 12 attempts.

Sports Cleverley's injury-time goal gives Watford win over Arsenal
Author: 0 Cleverley's injury-time goal gives Watford win over Arsenal

He added: "Whenever I play Arsenal , I'll go up and think, "Let me whack the first one and see who wants it". Per Mertesacker put Arsenal ahead but Wenger's men were soon fuming over a controversial penalty call for Hector Bellerin's fouled on Richarlison .

Sports Goalkeeper Choirul Huda Passes Away After Horrific Collision With Teammate
Author: 0 Goalkeeper Choirul Huda Passes Away After Horrific Collision With Teammate

The collision occured when Huda came out to collect a ball in the first half. He then fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital where he passed away. Persela paid tribute to Huda on social media , posting he was " the real legend of Persela ". 'The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard. "We did not have time to a see a doctor, only to see his body".

Sports Bangladesh choose to bat in first ODI against S
Author: 0 Bangladesh choose to bat in first ODI against S

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla carried their bat to guide South Africa to a ten-wicket win over Bangladesh . The wicketkeeper-batsman brought his 13th ODI ton in just 100 balls, while Amla also reached the milestone in 100 balls. Mushfiqur made his runs off 116 balls with 11 fours and two sixes. Bangladesh have suffered a hard tour so far, after big defeats in the Test series, with Mustafizur one of the bright spots in an otherwise abysmal bowling performance.

Sports Asia Cup hockey: India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Pool A match
Author: 0 Asia Cup hockey: India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Pool A match

India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup will be shown live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 2. India won back-to-back penalty corners the following minute but nothing came out of it. However, India's defence was up to the task at hand, and showed good cohesion to deny their opponents as they took the lead into half-time. Pakistan coach is frustated.

Sports Morocco replace Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts
Author: 0 Morocco replace Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts

This followed a decision by the CAF Emergency Committee meeting in Lagos on Saturday which confirmed Morocco as hosts for the tournament. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) unanimously made a decision to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea .

Sports Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic, Shanghai Masters semi-final
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic, Shanghai Masters semi-final

But the 29-year-old Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, eventually settled, only to squander three set points as Nadal hung on grimly. The 16-time Grand Slam victor saw off the Bulgarian Dimitrov in Beijing last week but suffered some hairy moments in getting the better of him again in a nervy quarter-final played in overcast conditions.

Sports Dovizioso wins Japan thriller to cut Marquez lead
Author: 0 Dovizioso wins Japan thriller to cut Marquez lead

Japanese Moto2 star Taka Nakagami nicked Moto2 pole from under the nose of Alex Marquez with his final lap of today's qualifying session while championship leaders Franco Morbidelli and Tom Luthi are down in 15th 13th places respectively. Marquez all but brushed Dovizioso's rear wheel as he attacked at the last corner but could find no way through. Dovizioso used the power of the Ducati to draw alongside Marquez on the straight before executing a smooth pass under braking into turn 11.

Sports We dominated Manchester United, say frustrated Gomez and Matip
Author: 0 We dominated Manchester United, say frustrated Gomez and Matip

After weeks of anticipation, the two sides finally met for their Anfield showdown and although there was plenty of the usual fire, it was lacking in goals. Liverpool's midfield was really strong. "The opposition was good today, but we played our game", he added. We had one shot on goal - well for you and the experts it is easy to speak but it is more hard from the sidelines.

Sports Pavlyuchenkova, Gavrilova advance to Hong Kong semis
Author: 0 Pavlyuchenkova, Gavrilova advance to Hong Kong semis

Reigning champions and top seeds the Chan sisters yesterday advanced to the final of the doubles at the Hong Kong Open, while fellow Taiwanese Chang Kai-chen also remained in contention for the title at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium. "I hope I can serve better than today". "I have more experience than Liz and I think that helped today", she said. "But I'm really happy with the way I handled the pressure and the weather".

Sports Dale Jr. captures first career pole at Talladega
Author: 0 Dale Jr. captures first career pole at Talladega

Ever since NASCAR's most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr . We'll see if he can make that seven wins win this Sunday , a day which Alabama has already declared "Dale Earnhardt Jr. the auto wasn't enough; he was allowed to take a few laps with it on the 2.66-mile Superspeedway. "You can run up front and run 20 laps and get destroyed".