Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Denmark seeded for World Cup play-offs

The return leg takes place between November 12 and 14. Therefore, the Russian national team is playing friendly football matches in the run-up to the much anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup. Should Peru, Switzerland and Italy win their respective playoffs, then the pot would remain as is. Regardless, Spain, England, Colombia , Mexico and Uruguay will be in this pot, and when you start to combine them with the teams in the seeded pot, thing start to get a bit death-y.

(Hockey) India, Pakistan qualify for round robin of Asia Cup

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman took to twitter and said: "Wonderful effort from @TheHockeyIndia to beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asia Cup Hockey ". However, Pakistan progressed to the "Super 4s" stage with four points on the basis of a better goal difference.

Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semi-finals of Shanghai Masters

Swiss superstar Roger Federer will play against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the Qizhong Stadium later on Friday to fight for another spot in the semi-finals. "I played a very good match, I don't know how many mistakes I made, but very few", said the 16-time Grand Slam victor and top seed in Shanghai. The Spaniard, 31, breezed through the first set but was unable to break Dimitrov in the second, and the Bulgarian was strong in the tie-break to force a deciding set.

Housing, sugar tax and social welfare: Budget '18 at a glance

The budget will amount to €60.9 billion for 2018. According to Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, there will "no big bonanza" and "no fireworks" in Budget 2018, however he insisted that it will be a "good budget overall". The Housing Assistance Payment Scheme will increase to €149m. Reduction in prescription charges for all medical card holders under 70 from €2.50 to €2 per item.

Mohammad Amir ruled out of ongoing Sri Lanka ODIs

In the end, Wahab Riaz expressed hope that the classy batsman Asad Shafiq and skipper Sarfraz would guide Pakistan to a win in this Test and help level the series. The result meant Sri Lanka has lifted from 90 points to 94 points, while Pakistan has dropped from 93 points to 88 points. Pakistan were in the game on Day Five with only 119 runs remaining and 5 wickets in hand.

Diane Feinstein, Oldest US Senator, to Run for Re-election

Feinstein, 84, said in a Facebook post that while she's "immensely proud of my service", there is more she wants to do "from ending gun violence, to combating climate change, to ensuring proper and affordable access to healthcare, and to giving DREAMers the chance to stay in the United States".

Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. Carted Off Field After Ankle Injury

The 0-5 Giants could be in a position to target Eli Manning's successor in the 2018 draft if they continue on this awful trend. It's the same ankle that he injured in the pre-season that had him miss some training camp time. Here's the Odell Beckhaminjury. Taylor Rooks‏ tweeted: "Brutal game for Giants". Shepard came into Sunday's meeting as the Giants' leading receiver with 254 yards and one touchdown.

Boston Red Sox ALDS Game 3 preview and predictions

Sale worked five innings, allowing nine hits and seven runs with six strikeouts. Houston leads its best-of-five matchup 2-0 after a pair of 8-2 wins, including a three-homer outburst from Jose Altuve on Thursday and long balls from Carlos Correa and George Springer on Friday.

Premier League clubs agree further talks on overseas money

Who do you think will win the EPL this season? United's season got off to the best possible start with four wins in their opening five games in the league, scoring 16 goals in the process, conceding only two goals - both coming in the 2-2 draw with Stoke City.

Catalan Leaders Seek to Make Referendum Binding

Mr. Puigdemont has said that the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is returning Spain to the authoritarianism of the former dictator, Gen. Tuesday's interview was Puigdemont's first since Sunday's vote, during which Madrid deployed riot police to prevent residents from casting their ballots.

Alexis Sanchez assisted Alex Iwobi for Arsenal's second goal in brilliant fashion

Following the break, Arsene Wenger's side travel to Vicarage Road to face a very good Watford side before resuming their Europa League campaign with a tough looking clash against Red Star Belgrade five days later. 20 and they want to go up to 24. Albion stay 13th in the table - with seven points from as many matches - heading in to the second global break of the season.

South Africa powers on to 411-1 against Bangladesh

While Elgar's runs were welcome, on a pitch where only six wickets have fallen on the opening two days it was the dropped catches that were the biggest events. Before that, however, Amla had picked up his 27th Test century in an exhibition of fluency. But it was a mixture of luck and good planning that gave Shafiul Islam the prized wicket, which also happened to be the 70,000 th Test wicket for those who care, as Amla leaden-footedly slashed at a wide delivery to Mehedi Hasan Miraz at a close ...

Paul Merson Predicts Tricky Test for Tottenham During Saturday's Trip to Huddersfield

Casey Palmer, Daniel Williams, Collin Quaner, and Jon Gorenc-Stankovic are the players who will automatically miss the fixture after also missing their away barren draw at Burnley . This will be the first Premier League meeting between the two sides. They have to be behind us from the first whistle. Kane isn't just unsafe in the Premier League , but the Englishman has been knocking in the goals in the Champions League .

Paul Pogba Unveils Another New Hairstyle As He Recuperates From Injury

Mourinho has refused to put a timeline on the 24-year-old's recovery when probed over the past fortnight, but it emerged earlier this week that surgery will likely be required to rectify the damage. "His injury is not one that I can have the hope like I can have with Valencia or Jones. Ibra, Pogba , Rojo , I don't think about these players". Mourinho kept a number of players back when United travelled to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in midweek.

Tiger Woods doesn't rule out possibility that golf career is over

But nearly all of the session with reporters revolved around Woods, who is coming off serious back surgery and medication dependence that required therapy. I think you'll see in golf that there's a little bit more restraint. But I certainly don't have my golf muscles trained because obviously I'm not doing anything golf related.

PSG Owner Offers Cavani €1M To Let Neymar Take Penalties

PSG and Bayern both won their opening Group B fixtures, so will both be keen to secure top spot with a win on Wednesday. The pair's spat over a second-half penalty, which was ultimately saved by Anthony Lopes, in the 2-0 win over Lyon on September 17 has turned into a major controversy and Emery has talked to the duo to try to resolve the matter.

On-song Morata gives Conte Chelsea cheer

The Blues, who won the Premier League title in Conte's first campaign at the club last term, kicked off their European campaign with an impressive 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag at Stamford Bridge earlier this month. "This league is not easy, above all for the strikers because during the game there is a lot of physical contact, and you must be prepared for this type of game because referees don't whistle a lot and that's good for the game".

Arsene Wenger not out to make Alexis Sanchez suffer

I heard last week the Chelsea manager [Antono Conte] saying that. "He would have thought he would get something in the latter stage of the game". However, Sanchez started the 3-1 UEFA Europa League win over FC Koln - in which he scored his first goal of the season - and the 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Cup.

Trump reinforces support of Luther Strange at Alabama rally

Invoking his signature border wall, Trump said that it "has to be see-through" so that no criminals in "wonderful, wonderful" Mexico hit anyone on the US side in the head when they catapult "a hundred pounds of drugs" over it. And for some Alabama Republicans, the support of a president they adore wasn't enough to dissuade them from supporting Moore. "Even our own Republicans, so-called conservatives, are standing in the way of the president's agenda", odd said.

Stoke could have one fit centre-back for Chelsea game - Hughes

Chelsea confirmed Costa's exit on Thursday and the Spaniard will formally join Atletico in January. "We wish him all the best for the future", Conte said. Pedro is expected to be fit to return from a leg injury at Stoke, but Luiz will serve the second game of his three-match domestic suspension following his sending off last weekend.

Damian Collins says Mark Sampson sacking 'reflects very poorly' on FA

But Sampson's tenure was marked by accusations of impropriety that first arose only months after he was hired in December 2013, and on Wednesday - less than 24 hours after his team began qualification for the 2019 World Cup with a 6-0 win over Russian Federation - the English Football Association fired him, citing "clear evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" in a statement announcing its decision.

Retailer Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy in the US

In a statement on its website, the toy company said it had filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. and meant to seek protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in Canada . Ltd. on Tuesday clarified that its stores in Hong Kong and other parts of Greater China and Southeast Asia remain open and unaffected by the United States company's financial restructuring.

Manchester United 4, Everton 0

The Toffees were a much better side in the second-half and had more possession overall, but late defensive errors cost them a chance of any points. Everton outscored a United that were all too obstructed in attack last season, only for Jose Mourinho's team to suddenly become so fluent just as Ronald Koeman's become so painfully slow.

All Blacks crush Boks by record 57-0 margin

Milner-Skudder's first try came from his intercept in New Zealand territory and he finished off the move after some classy interplay with Beauden Barrett to beat the cover defence. The All Blacks were ruthless in identifying space and taking their opportunities throughout the game and had sealed the win by halftime. "We came in tonight pretty clear about how we wanted to play and what we wanted to achieve and a lot of those things came off", coach Steve Hansen said.

West Indies deny England again in one-off T20 in Durham

Durham County Cricket Club said: "During the course of the second innings between England v West Indies , three spectators were injured when a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable causing them to fall". Brathwaite caught England Test skipper Joe Root (17) on the drive off Ashley Nurse. "We feel like we should beat them ( West Indies )". "Losing the game was losing three wickets in that period", said Morgan.

Liverpool held as Burnley continues to defy the odds

My job is to see the performance and we reacted really well. Ragnar Klavan and Matip paired up at the back and Staunton was left unhappy with defending from corners. Brady stung Mignolet's palms from 25 yards before, from two corners in quick succession by the Republic of Ireland global, Mee had two free headers at the back post.

Singapore to host F1 World Championship until 2021

Singapore will continue to host Formula One races until 2021 after agreeing on a four-year deal on Friday. Carey called the race "most thrilling" as debuted in 2008, Singapore GP is the first ever night Grand Prix and one of the most attractive races.

Hurricane Jose twists in Atlantic

Friday. Hurricane Jose has lost strength over the last few days and is now carrying 75 miles per hour max sustained winds. At one point, Jose was a Category 4 hurricane that barely missed the same islands in the Antilles where Irma made a direct hit.

Kobe Bryant's jersey to be retired this coming National Basketball Association season

ET). Last season was the first time in 20 years that Kobe Bryant was not on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. The Los Angeles Lakers have announced they will retire Kobe Bryant's jersey. Kobe's jerseys are taking their rightful home next to the greatest Lakers of all time. The Lakers struggled late in his career while Bryant ended three consecutive seasons early with injuries, and the franchise delayed its rebuilding in favor of showcasing Bryant to his adoring worldwide fans.

Man United, City Highest Hopes for England in Champions League

Mourinho on Lindelof: "He needs a bit of time to adapt to the Premier League but he's a very good player with a lot of potential". Victor Lindelof will start in the centre of defence for Man United What time is it on at? However, there was little time for preparation, and therefore for the upcoming fight Mourinho will certainly add to the team.

Jurgen Klopp explains Philippe Coutinho's Man City absence and expects star's return

But he did play twice for Brazil in the recent global break and rejoined his Reds team-mates in training at Melwood late last week. As forward Sadio Mane is serving a domestic three-match ban following a nasty clash with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson , ample room in Liverpool's midfield has since been vacated for Coutinho's return.

Franklin: Win no bigger than others

Penn State opened its season with a dominant 52-0 win over Akron last week. Max Browne threw for the 140 yards and had a touchdown on 17-of-24 passing in the win. "The game has changed", Franklin said. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Penn State recognized its 1982 National Championship team at halftime and unveiled 2016 numbering along the suites of the stadium to honor its Big Ten championship from last season.

Rajnath Singh asks J&K government to expedite implementation of PMDP

During the meeting, the two leaders took a detailed review of the projects taken up under Rs 80000 crore PMDP in the State. Home Minister said the rehabilitation package for Jammu migrants has been implemented under the package. They were hospitalized, where one of them identified as constable, Imtiyaz Ahmed succumbed to injuries. Home Minister said, "Iss dehshatgardi se Kashmir ko nijaat mil ke rahegi aur phir se humara Kashmir jannat ban ke rahega (we will find respite from this unrest ...

Colin Fleming backs Jamie Murray call for greater prize money in doubles

It is clearly a partnership that works but Hingis was non-committal on court as to whether they would play together in Australia and bid for a third straight title. "It's been a lot of fun for me", Murray said. "Sometimes I just wanted to focus on that". The name of Murray was engraved on another US Open trophy as Jamie, alongside Martina Hingis , won the mixed doubles title in a fast and furious final that required precision, power and a steady nerve.

Badgers in at No. 9 in Week 2 AP Poll

The Seminoles checked in at No. 10 in the latest rankings following their 24-7 loss to top-ranked Alabama, which took advantage of FSU's multiple special teams miscues to claim a victory in a highly anticipated season opener at $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

England v Slovakia: Big-match focus

After making the worst possible start at Wembley, goals form Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford have all but guaranteed qualification for next summer's World Cup . "At times he has to do better but his work on the ball, the maturity of his performance and his ability to go past people was devastating to the opposition and lifted the whole crowd".

Lukaku sets Man Utd title aim; does not fear Zlatan competition

When a top four finish was looking unlikely, Jose Mourinho turned his focus to the Europa League as a means to get into the Champions League . "I think when some people say "great draw", I don't think they know the difficulties of football, I think they don't know the history of these teams and what we are going to face, so for me, it's a hard draw and any team can get points in any match", he said .

Republic of Ireland held by Georgia

And so it proved with Georgia having 74% of the possession in a game were Ireland often looked laboured, bereft of ideas, and, in truth, lucky to escape Tbilisi with a point thanks to Shane Duffy's goal. Martin O'Neill 's side were gifted the lead in just the fourth minute after Duffy jumped ahead of goalkeeper Giorgi Makaridze to direct a header into the bottom corner from 16 yards out.

Kluber leads Tribe to 10th straight win

Yan Gomes added two hits. Rivera, Rizzo, Baez and Heyward finished with two hits apiece. In the nightcap, Josh Reddick tied it at 1 with an RBI single off Seth Lugo (5-4) with no outs in the sixth before Jose Altuve avoided Kevin Plawecki's tag at home to score on a single by Marwin Gonzalez.

Leicester's Danny Drinkwater submits transfer request to join Chelsea

Chelsea have already landed holding midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte is said to be a big fan of Drinkwater and believes that the former Manchester United youngster offers something different to his side.

What To Expect From This Year's US Open

In fact, accounting all grand slam finals, the Nadal has won nine out of their 12 encounters. For all his major wins, Federer was often caught out by Nadal and headed into the Australian Open final with an 11-23 record against the Spaniard - 2-9 in Slams.

Cowboys leaning toward playing Ezekiel Elliott in third preseason game

Henderson is best known for hearing the high-profile appeals of former Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy (a suspension he reduced from ten games two four) and NFL Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson (a suspension he upheld). "I wouldn't do "a what if" on that, " said Jones of the possible results of the process. According to Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement, there is no set timeframe in which a decision must be rendered.

DJ Defeats Spieth In Playoff

He did well to make bogey from both spots and had to settle for a 69. He executed that shot perfectly, and was left with a birdie putt of less than four feet. "Right after I hit my drive, I was like, 'What am I doing?' " Johnson said. "The conditions are really good here". The risk paid off, leaving the 2016 US Open Champion a lob wedge in to the green.

Brock Osweiler has 'no regrets' giving Cleveland his all

Kizer was the pick over veteran Brock Osweiler , who started the first two preseason games but put up little resistance to Kizer's push. "I feel a lot better moving around, being able to open up and run better and cover some space", he said.

Questions abound as Sharapova returns to US Open

She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. "She really had a great start this summer but was injury prone", Evert said. The drug, which had only been banned on January 1, 2016, increases blood flow and the delivery of oxygen in the arteries.

Tigers Miguel Cabrera suspended 7 games after brawl

And there you have it, at least from Cabrera's standpoint. "If we have to follow one person, we'll do it". Cabrera is definitely going to get suspended over this, and Romine might face some discipline as well, but the Tigers aren't going anywhere and the Yankees might be better off without one of the worst hitters in baseball .

LeSean McCoy Has Brutally Honest Take On Colin Kaepernick's NFL Standing

One of them is Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy . Is Kaepernick going to come in and elevate the Jaguars to a championship contender? No. "That's a great example". But the Eagles did, and McCoy (who was only a rookie at the time) never said a word about it. The idea is to get people to think, not to drive a wedge even deeper, because what you're doing is perceived as an insult to something that many have sacrificed their lives in order for us to enjoy these freedoms.

Beckham Jr. (ankle) could miss opener

Citing a source , the network reported that New York's superstar wide receiver potentially could miss up to two weeks of the regular season. Beckham's injury occurred as Boddy-Calhoun went low on a high throw, taking the receiver's legs out from under him.

Mayweather Security Warns McGregor Team Ahead Of Fight

Many in the boxing press have made that prediction, writing that the fight is a mismatch and McGregor doesn't stand a chance. FS1's Colin Cowherd explained Monday that he believes there are four possible outcomes. Ticket prices are dropping quickly and the closed-circuit seats that sold out in one day for Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are available in plentiful supply from the original sellers.

Harry Kane 'not bothered' by inability to score for Spurs in August

The Kenyan midfielder, who has been ever-present for Spurs since joining them from Southampton, had a hard time in the middle of the park, losing possession of the ball fairly often. I remember two years ago we had to go to City and lost there, and it was a hard start for us. They had the best of possession early in the match, and again for a spell in the middle of the second half.