College Football Playoff projections after Week 13 games

The Crimson Tide is Ohio State's primary competition for a playoff spot if Ohio State wins. Saturday's conference championship games, at least three of which will match teams ranked in the CFP top 10, will be pivotal. Although the Buckeyes enter the Big Ten Championship as a more tested contender than Wisconsin with victories over two Top 15 teams, they aren't a lock to take home hardware from Indianapolis given how well the Badgers have played.

Brazil star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with alcohol in a nightclub. In 2014, Robinho issued a statement through lawyers denying the allegations . Robinho moved to Europe amid much hype in 2005 when he joined Real Madrid from Santos .

3- 2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome set for implosion

The demolition took 4,800lbs of explosives, including about 4,500lbs of dynamite, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. If one college team is disappointed to see the Dome go, it has to be Alabama. The decision to build a new stadium wasn't surprising, being the way of the sports world now, but the Georgia Dome was still a more than functional stadium that had been renovated fairly recently.

ICC bans Hafeez from bowling in global matches

The International Cricket Council said subsequent testing at the United Kingdom's Loughborough University showed a majority of Hafeez's deliveries "exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations". "Work harder on his batting", said Akram. However, a few months later, his action was reported during the Galle Test versus Sri Lanka. Tests confirmed again that his action was illegal, and because his action had been found illegal twice within a period of 24 months, he ...

Wade makes way for Paine; Bancroft, Marsh too get nod

The axings of Matthew Renshaw, Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell were less of a shock, as all three men were under pressure to fire heading into the Sheffield Shield season. Marsh's selection was justified by Hohns, who said he was "playing very well at the moment", a comment he could not attribute to dumped opener Renshaw.

Wenger responds to claims over Arsenal striker Lacazette

Ahead of Saturday's North London derby, Arsene Wenger was questioned as to whether he felt his side were "underdogs". Pochettino is yet to win a trophy for Tottenham whereas Wenger has three Premier League titles, the most recent in 2004, and seven FA Cups with Arsenal , although they missed out on this season's Champions League.

Super Eagles beat Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russian Federation

The Super Eagles came from 0-2 deficit to hand over a memorable defeat to the Messi-less Argentines. Toyin Ibitoye , the Super Eagles media officer, who said this in an interview on Monday, noted that Amaju Pinnick , the NFF President, has raised the possibility of moving the Nation Cup qualifiers from March so that World Cup bound teams could use the window to flawless their preparations.

Tennessee Coaching Rumors Roundup: Butch Jones Buyout, Jon Gruden, and More

This comes one day after the Vols were blown out 50-17 at Missouri and the Vols' fifth loss in their last six games. An inexplicable loss at SC previous year ruined Tennessee's division title hopes. However, Jones did help produce nine National Football League draft picks during his Tennessee tenure and his players collected 18 All-SEC awards and 108 received SEC Academic Honor Roll honors.

Lewis Hamilton lashes out at F1 management after robbery in Brazil

And past year a Mercedes team member was held up at gunpoint in Mexico while travelling from the airport to his hotel. Hold-ups are a known risk for teams in Sao Paulo and around the Interlagos circuit, with drivers travelling to and from their hotels with police escorts and in cars with bulletproof protection.

Jordan Pickford's Incredible Assist For England Under-21's In 2015

The Three Lions fielded an inexperienced eleven with three players making their maiden worldwide appearances, Tammy Abraham joining Loftus-Cheek and Pickford, and totalling just 101 caps with only five players on 10 or more . "I think we did well". The 21-year-old grew into the match as time went on and was involved in some neat moves for the hosts, who also handed debuts to goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , forward Tammy Abraham and defender Joe Gomez, who came on as a first-half ...

Martellus Bennett may play through torn rotator cuff

Although Green Bay has not revealed more information, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Bennett has a torn rotator cuff. Bennett signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent this past offseason, securing a three-year, $21 million contract that included a $6.3 million signing bonus.

Another opinion could be that Sam Bradford's season is over

But with Bridgewater expected to return to the roster Wednesday, joining Case Keenum , who has gone 4-2 as the starter the past six games, Bradford might be the odd man out. It's been a long road to recovery for Bridgewater. Bradford appeared in one other game in the Vikings' Week 5 win at Chicago, where he had to be removed with 25 seconds remaining in the first half because of pain.

Newcastle fans slam attacker on Twitter after defeat - 'Embarrassment,' 'Absolutely awful'

Howe felt that Christian Atsu - who didn't play a league game for Bournemouth during a half-season loan at the Vitality Stadium - was one of Newcastle's most risky players. Benitez had revealed that he wanted to see an improvement in Gayle's general training, before rewarding him with the opportunity to start and the forward obviously took the challenge well.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in Spanish court over tax bill

Per ESPN's Dermot Corrigan , the Manchester United manager appeared in court in the Spanish capital to answer charges related to a €3.3 million tax fraud. The investigation remains open, however, and it will be up to the judge to decide whether Mourinho will have to stand trial. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016.

Lyon loss means end of Europa League for Everton

So overall it's good if I can combine both (domestic and European football). "And with the number of games you play - we want to play in every single competition - I think yes, I will continue at the moment". "He's not involved (with England ) but if he keeps his fitness, maybe next time (he will be)". Arsenal have qualified to the next round of the competition but Zvezda sit second and will have to shrug off the challenge from FC Cologne to pick the other ticket after the German ...

Ivanka Trump Gives Speech in Japan on Women's Empowerment in Business

After an introduction by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , rumored to have a "bromance" with President Trump over their unity against North Korea, Ivanka spoke on workplace harassment and economic empowerment for women. Advocating for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Trump said male-dominated sectors were "moving in the wrong direction".

What Markelle Fultz's indefinite absence means for the Sixers

The Sixers picked up their second win of the season on Saturday over the Dallas Mavericks after playing the Rockets tough in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Fultz averaged 6 points and made just 9 of 27 shots. T.J. McConnell has already shown great use of Fultz's minutes at point guard, and it's likely McConnell will continue to play an increased role while Fultz is in recovery.

Nationals to name Martinez manager

The Cubs advanced to the NLCS in Martinez's other two seasons with Maddon in Chicago. It's unclear who will replace Martinez as Maddon's top assistant, but several candidates have already been mentioned, including former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, who also interviewed for the Nationals' managerial position.

Houston Astros Player Under Fire for Racist Gesture

After the game, he posted a conciliatory tweet that read in part, "No one is flawless". "But I played in Japan and I know [that is] offensive, so I apologize for that", he added . Yu Darvish says he isn't angry toward Yuli Gurriel , calling it a learning experience for Gurriel and adding that no one is ideal. The Astros' manager A.J.

Federer comes through Basel battle, Del Potro charge continues

Federer will face David Goffin or Jack Sock in the semi-final. Sloppy from the start, Federer is chasing an eighth title in his hometown tournament. "I've had some problems in my body because I've been playing so many matches in a row". "I have a tough match against Benneteau". Federer next plays Benoit Paire of France.

Carlo Ancelotti on stand-by to replace Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte takes a defensive approach when asked to asses his side's start to the campaign, insisting that the champions remain in a good position. I'm ready. But don't put another person [in it], I hate this kind of situation". "I preferred to give him the opportunity to play from the start because he needs to play, to find the right tempo and rhythm of the game".

Man Utd ready to hand Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini deal extensions

Herrera, a £28.8 million signing from Athletic Bilbao in 2014 , is eager to remain at the club and United want to secure the long-term future of the Spain midfielder. He said: "We have been solid, not only in the Champions League , but during the whole season". It's another clean sheet and we conceded nearly no chances which is not easy when you come to Portugal.

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.