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Sport Italy focus on playoff berth
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However, Cairo defended coach Giampiero Ventura: "It is unfair to accuse Ventura who, perhaps going against his prudent nature, was a little too daring to seek a victory in Spain". Italy all but secured a playoff place after laboring to a victory over Israel but it was an abject performance from the Azzurri , who were jeered off the pitch at halftime.

Sport Brian Lara 'truly embarrassed' by antics of great West Indies teams
Author: 0 Brian Lara 'truly embarrassed' by antics of great West Indies teams

Bangladesh created history when they defeated Australia by 20 runs and are now on the cusp of securing a series win against one of the top nations in world cricket. West Indies did not lose a series for the next 15 years. In doing so, they will hope they can get on with the job of deciding the make-up of their wider touring squad to Australia, rather than having to continually focus on the starting XI for each Test.

Sport Peer 'backing United Kingdom partition' after Brexit
Author: 0 Peer 'backing United Kingdom partition' after Brexit

The UK government wants to "intensify" Brexit negotiations and move faster than the current rate of negotiations in Brussels, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday in London. "There can be no British-only direct rule". "It's not good for Northern Ireland, it's not good from the point of view of the Government that I am part of, it's not good from the point of view of the government in London, and I think everybody loses in that scenario".

Sport Nadal, Federer roll at US Open; del Porto rallies
Author: 0 Nadal, Federer roll at US Open; del Porto rallies

Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the fourth time in his career and for the first time since 2014 with a straight-sets win over Australia's John Millman. "You can not be ideal every week. I don't have a lot of friends on social networks". Men's fourth round: No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta beat Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3); No.

Sport French Newspaper L'Equipe Pick Their Best Premier League XI
Author: 0 French Newspaper L'Equipe Pick Their Best Premier League XI

Mourinho had asked for four players before the start of the new season - to further boost his spine with a nice blend of quality and experience, not too dissimilar to his efforts in the first transfer window. "If the biggest transfer in history had still been Pogba, I think (Liverpool forward) Philippe Coutinho would now be in Barcelona at £101 million".

Sport Point spread, college football schedule, week 2 prediction
Author: 0 Point spread, college football schedule, week 2 prediction

USC , Stanford's opponent at the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday, is a widely reviled school, a bit like Notre Dame in that people resent its powerhouse ways and air of superiority. The Cardinal are now 21-10 against the spread in their last 31 games overall but are also 1-4 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. I was thinking of Joe Montana, in his Notre Dame days, as Rosen coolly engineered one last-ditch drive after another.

Sport Japan shouldn't slap sanctions on North Korea: China
Author: 0 Japan shouldn't slap sanctions on North Korea: China

Canada's recently released defence policy acknowledges the threat posed by North Korea, but does not specifically deal with the question of whether Canada should consider joining a USA -led ballistic missile defence program. The latest in a series of missile tests came as South Korea and the USA conducted war games in the region. "The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the KPA in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to ...

Sport Roger Federer v Juan Martin del Potro - player profiles
Author: 0 Roger Federer v Juan Martin del Potro - player profiles

And unless they risk further injury by carrying on, tennis players usually play on. These Labor Day fans were from all corners of the globe, but by the time Dominic Thiem double-faulted at match point in the fifth set to give del Potro the win - 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4 - a large part of the crowd was from del Potro's home country of Argentina .

Sport Watch Virat Kohli batting left-handed in Sri Lanka ahead of T20I
Author: 0 Watch Virat Kohli batting left-handed in Sri Lanka ahead of T20I

The Lankan team management had talked about resting Kusal Mendis as he was worn out, and he has been duly left out. Bumrah took 15 wickets in the Five Match series. Because of the rain the players of both teams could not practice. As India gear up to face Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 worldwide today (September 6) at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium, fans are enjoying a video of captain Virat Kohli batting left-handed.

Sport Red Sox caught using electronic device to steal signs from Yankees
Author: 0 Red Sox caught using electronic device to steal signs from Yankees

Major League Baseball officials have been investigating the claims for almost two weeks, shortly after Brian Cashman , the Yankees' general manager, filed an official complaint with the league. However, using electronic devices to do so pushes the boundaries of what is acceptable. "I think the answer is, I know the answer is no" - but any potential punishments should be viewed as deterrents for the rest of the league.

Sport Ray Wilkins slams Chelsea's Nemanja Matic sale
Author: 0 Ray Wilkins slams Chelsea's Nemanja Matic sale

The former Chelsea star acknowledged that Ireland's draw in Tbilisi had changed the balance of things slightly ahead of the game and that the approach of O'Neill's side would be something the visitors might have to get to grip with a little better than they did in Belgrade.

Sport Mbappe posts heartfelt Monaco farewell message despite anger at €180m move
Author: 0 Mbappe posts heartfelt Monaco farewell message despite anger at €180m move

Mbappe's arrival came after PSG had spent €222m to sign Neymar from Barcelona but said that was not the reason he joined the club. Asked about the nature of his transfer and the high price PSG will ultimately pay for his signature once the transfer is made permanent, Mbappe said: "It is not me who handled the transfer.

Sport Emre Can contract stand-off with Liverpool down to release clause
Author: 0 Emre Can contract stand-off with Liverpool down to release clause

Per the source, the combative midfielder is only willing to pen a new deal if a release-clause is present. "On Friday, after weeks of offers and talks, Liverpool put a price on the player that we wanted [Coutinho]", he said alongside sporting director Robert Fernandez in a news conference on Saturday.

Sport Indians 12-game win streak is MLB's longest in 2017
Author: 0 Indians 12-game win streak is MLB's longest in 2017

Castro hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Baltimore starter Dylan Bundy (13-9) and added an RBI single in the sixth. Yan Gomes tacked on a three-run shot in the ninth. Avisail Garcia fielded a Lindor single to right field and threw Lindor out at second for the first out of the inning. Ramirez now has three home runs in his last two games and 17 hits in his last eight games.

Sport US Open: Sloane Stephens simply happy to be running around courts again
Author: 0 US Open: Sloane Stephens simply happy to be running around courts again

The 24-year old won a thrilling second-round match upset beating 11th-seed Dominica Cibulkova before meeting Goerges in the fourth. When her work was done, her first trip to the U.S. However, the elder Williams sister winning her eighth Grand Slam title - after playing in two finals this year and battling an autoimmune disorder - might be right up there as well.

Sport Kevin Anderson advances to US Open semi-final
Author: 0 Kevin Anderson advances to US Open semi-final

Pablo Carreno Busta is into the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Both men have impressed to get to the last eight, though it is Carreno Busta who has been the more comfortable of the two, not yet dropping a set.

Sport Alabama Assistant Mike Locksley's Son Meiko Shot and Killed at Age 25
Author: 0 Alabama Assistant Mike Locksley's Son Meiko Shot and Killed at Age 25

Sunday found the younger Locksley suffering from a gunshot wound. Mike Locksley (left) holds two roles at Alabama: wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator. "We'll do everything we can to support Mike and his family in this time of tragedy". Right now, Coach Locksley and his family are in that state, and it is important that everyone respects that grief and their privacy over this matter.

Author: 0 Major league roundup: Martinez hits four homers in Arizona rout

The Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett hit four home runs and drove in 10 runs against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6. In 2015, as a member of the Tigers , Martinez had three home runs heading into his final at-bat of a game against the Yankees.

Sport Police search house of Brazilian Olympic committee president
Author: 0 Police search house of Brazilian Olympic committee president

The Brazilian Federal Police released a statement saying, "Without [Nuzman's] presence and the negotiation he established, the ingenious and corrupt complex relationship could not have achieved the success it did". Candidates for the 2016 Olympic games included Madrid, Tokyo, Rio and Chicago, with Rio beating Madrid 66-32 for the bid at the 2009 vote in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sport AD Blake James keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 AD Blake James keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma

The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami . The Dolphins and Buccaneers share the same bye week and the National Football League could reschedule the game for then, but that would force both teams to play 16 weeks in a row.

Sport Keys reaches US Open quarters for 1st time
Author: 0 Keys reaches US Open quarters for 1st time

Two breaks apiece ensured the opening set went to a tie-break, and it was the American who took it 7-2 after Svitolina dropped serve three times. On paper, Keys has the easiest draw of all, against yet another comeback story in Estonia's Kaia Kanepi .

Sport Blue Jays fight off stubborn Red Sox, win series opener
Author: 0 Blue Jays fight off stubborn Red Sox, win series opener

Less than a week after Porcello held the Blue Jays to one run over 6 1/3 innings to earn a win at Rogers Centre on August 30, Kendrys Morales , Jose Bautista and Raffy Lopez all took him deep, knocking him out of the game in the sixth with Toronto up 7-2.

Sport Meyer: Weber, Dobbins Will Both Play Against Oklahoma
Author: 0 Meyer: Weber, Dobbins Will Both Play Against Oklahoma

In the previous two games between these two longtime college powers (1977 at Ohio State and 1983 in Norman), the margin of victory had been a combined 11 points. ESPN's College GameDay is set to be live from Columbus. The Sooners have a great quarterback as well. The case for the Sooners : Baker Mayfield was excellent in the season opener and if he's able to settle down in a big game-which has been an issue before-and take what's given to him, the Sooners should have success ...

Sport South Africa's Kevin Anderson advances to #USOpen semi-final
Author: 0 South Africa's Kevin Anderson advances to #USOpen semi-final

Anderson, a 31-year-old South African seeded 28th, lost his only previous quarterfinal at a major tournament two years ago in NY. "That was one of my goals, just to try and further my previous best result", Anderson said. In the second set, Querrey had a 6-1 lead in the tiebreaker before finally closing it out on his eighth set point at 11-9. But there was more drama in the fourth, when Querrey fought off a match point at 6-5, then held a set point at 7-6 with a chance to send it to a fifth.

Sport Stealing signs with Apple Watch not exactly shocking
Author: 0 Stealing signs with Apple Watch not exactly shocking

The MLB commissioner's office began the investigation two weeks ago after Brian Cashman , the Yankees' general manager, reportedly filed an official complaint. Sign stealing isn't explicitly against the MLB's rules, but it's definitely frowned upon , and it has a long history in baseball . The Red Sox seemed to shorten the communication chain - and more quickly get the information to their batters - by sending information electronically to people in the dugout.

Sport Adele wishes 'Queen' Beyonce a Happy Birthday
Author: 0 Adele wishes 'Queen' Beyonce a Happy Birthday

They are each wearing black hats that hang over their eyes, matching chunky silver necklaces, and variations of black long sleeve tops. Even the Carters' 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy , joined the photo shoot. Beyonce sang "At Last" at the inauguration ball of U.S. president Barack Obama , while Mrs Obama said Beyonce was a "sweetheart" in an interview with the chat show host Stephen Colbert.

Sport Jets Sign WR-KR Jeremy Kerley
Author: 0 Jets Sign WR-KR Jeremy Kerley

The New York Jets brought back veteran Jeremy Kerley on Tuesday in an effort to revamp a wide receiver corps that has been beset by injuries and suspensions this offseason. In another roster move, the Jets waived fullback Julian Howsare . The 49ers released Kerley on Saturday, which opened the door for a return to NY.

Sport Woodburn, 17, revives Wales World Cup bid
Author: 0 Woodburn, 17, revives Wales World Cup bid

A wasteful Wales scored two late goals to beat Moldova 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday as a diving header by Hal Robson-Kanu and a deflected Aaron Ramsey strike spared their blushes against Group D's bottom side. Wales , wearing a new all-yellow change strip to avoid a kit clash, famously lost in Chisinau in 1994 when Moldova celebrated their first game competitive fixture as an independent nation following the break-up of the old Soviet Union.