Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez to meet in UFC 205 main event

The fight, which will be the main event in the first UFC card in NY in nearly 20 years, was announced by UFC president Dana White on Tuesday (NZ time). UFC 205 takes place at Madison Square Garden in NY. McGregor (20-3) has become the UFC's biggest active star in the past two years with a series of gritty fights and a loquacious promotional style. [Full Article...]

Early Voting A Big Draw

The deadline to apply to vote absentee in-person is 5 p.m. on November 5. The last day to register to vote for the presidential election is October 17. Whether it is counted early or pored over and examined as part of a voter recount process, every vote cast up and through November 8 matters. Within the last week, almost 47,000 Minnesotans registered to vote on-line. [Full Article...]

Nick Chubb suffers sprained ankle against Ole Miss

The pick-six then defensively we just gave up too many big plays. The senior also rushed three times for 42 yards, 41 coming on a touchdown run in the third quarter. But starting quarterback Chad Kelly and the Ole Miss Rebels lost those games to top ranked teams, so they're still ranked #23 themselves heading into today's game. [Full Article...]

Hendrick scores first Burnley goal in win over Watford

Hendrick scores first Burnley goal in win over Watford Critically they had been the division's lowest scorers with just three goals from the opening five games and for a while it looked as though that statistic would trouble them again. I thought Troy had a really good season previous year and he has started this season strongly again, which is why I think he is in a pool of players under consideration. [Full Article...]

Marchand agrees to eight-year extension with Bruins

Marchand agrees to eight-year extension with Bruins Marchand is about to enter the final season of his four-year, $18-million contract that pays him $4.5 million annually, and his play this past season made him a top priority for the Bruins. The 28-year-old Marchand, who could have become an unrestricted free agent next summer, had a career-high 37 goals and 60 points last season. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011. [Full Article...]

LeBron James speaks out on anthem intentions

LeBron James speaks out on anthem intentions The silent protests have angered some fans, who see it as disrespectful to the US flag, and set off a debate about race relations, policing and the mixing of politics and sports. "And he didn't ask anyone to join him". While LeBron noted that not all police are bad, he did express some serious concerns about what could happen if his son were to get pulled over once he gets his license. [Full Article...]

Giants' Shane Vereen could be out for the season

After four games, he was released and joined the Giants. McAdoo also said it would be later in the week before the team knows if cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple will be able to play against the Vikings after leaving Sunday's loss with injuries. [Full Article...]

Canada earns spot in finals with win over Russian Federation

We figured you did. Brad Marchand scored twice off a pair of setup passes from Sidney Crosby as Canada rallied to beat Russian Federation 5-3 to reach the final of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. And it was all because of Crosby. "We were both laughing and saying this was our big chance to face one another". "You see plays like that, that's where the leadership comes in". [Full Article...]

Pouille beats Thiem to win Moselle Open and 1st title

Pouille beats Thiem to win Moselle Open and 1st title Lucas Pouille defeated 2014 champion David Goffin 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the other semifinal on Saturday. Pouille, who made it to the U.S. Open quarterfinals, finished off Goffin on his first chance with a forehand victor at the net. The fourth-seeded Simon, who had won 14 of his last 15 Metz matches, served for his third trip to the final at 5-4 in the second set. The 23-year-old Austrian unleashed... [Full Article...]

Team Sky boss Brailsford defends Wiggins

Team Sky boss Brailsford defends Wiggins Brailsford expanded on this, saying Team Sky's "brilliant team of doctors" have a duty to help the riders be as healthy as they can be, and the riders are supported in "every aspect of their performance". "Lots of TUEs in sport, in general, are for asthma sufferers, pollen and allergic reactions - and the whole nature of that is you don't wait until you are really suffering from asthma". [Full Article...]

Chelsea's Antonio Conte says Liverpool defeat was a wake-up call

We need this player there in the centre who we can play with and if there's a ball behind the line sometimes, so that we can go there and can push up in the last line. Next up in the league is a crunch clash with London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday evening. However, Hazard believes Conte will be able to get them back to winning ways. [Full Article...]

No Scottish clubs or B teams in English Football League

There was late drama at Stoke City, where West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon rescued a point for Tony Pulis in his 1,000th game as a manager, whose opposite number Mark Hughes was denied a first league win of the season. Nearly 18 months ago Palace won 4-1 at Sunderland with a blistering display of counter-attacking that made them one of the most risky away teams in the Premier League... [Full Article...]

5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at Illinois campus party

5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at Illinois campus party The Champaign County Coroner has identified the person who died from the shooting as George Korchev of Mundelein, IL. Police officers responded near the University of IL after receiving multiple reports of shots fired . According to the police, at around 1:08 a.m. (06:08 GMT) another report of gunfire was received from another location in Champaign. In a statement , the city of Champaign sai... [Full Article...]

Bekele claims Berlin win in near record time

Bekele claims Berlin win in near record time Berlin has frequently played host to fast times over the years and Kipsang had stated his determination to reclaim the world record prior to Sunday's race. A lightning fast race was confirmed by the halfway mark with the leading pack more than a minute inside world record pace as Mutai, second in Berlin 2014, dropped off the pace. [Full Article...]

Team North America offers silver lining for USA Hockey

Team North America offers silver lining for USA Hockey Lundqvist is 34 and the Sedins are 35. The Canadians have dominated the tournament so far, cruising to the semi-final with three relatively easy victories. "You can't think about what happened before". Nowhere was that more apparent than their final bow against Sweden in the final game of group play. Counting his shutout against Finland, "The King" has stopped 81 of 85 shots at the World Cup. [Full Article...]

Last-gasp Rondon sparks Pulis celebrations for West Brom

Last-gasp Rondon sparks Pulis celebrations for West Brom This pain, this constant desire to prove himself is why Pulis remains so driven, even today as he joins the elite band of managers to have managed 1,000 games in England. I think we were always the team that was trying to be progressive and get on the front front. "The place is wonderful". Hughes, meanwhile, was non-committal when asked for his opinion on two separate incidents in which Stoke... [Full Article...]

Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator after 1-3 start

Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator after 1-3 start After an embarrassing loss to the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, Notre Dame has parted ways with defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. And the only way to be flawless is to win this week when Duke comes to town. Now DeSone Kiser and Malik Zaire and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to improve upon their current 1-2 losing record and climb back into the national rankings as they play at ho... [Full Article...]

LSU fires coach Les Miles

LSU fires coach Les Miles Sunday's loss put the Tigers at 2-2 through the first four games, which is the worst start in the Miles era. Ross Dellenger of The Advocate passed along the news of Miles' firing . Miles had been with the program since 2005 taking over for Nick Saban, who left for the NFL's Miami Dolphins. Miles had come under fire for his team underachieving in recent years. [Full Article...]

In Gee Chun in control after third round of Evian Championship

Ko sits two shots clear of chief LPGA rivals Ariya Jutanugarn and Brooke Henderson, who are ranked second and third in the world. Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn, the world number two and victor of the Women's British Open in July, was playing with Chun, but had a demoralising triple-bogey seven at the 18th, her ninth hole. [Full Article...]

Chargers' Antonio Gates Doubtful, Bills' Sammy Watkins A Game Time Decision

Arguably no team understands the woes and tribulations that the Indianapolis Colts have faced as much as the team that they will be squaring off against on Sunday: the San Diego Chargers. It has been great to be balanced these first two weeks. Little has been done to improve the roster since drafting Luck No. 1 overall in 2012, and now it feels as if Indy also is wasting the best years of Luck's c... [Full Article...]

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