Slaven Bilic gives fitness update on West Ham United's Andre Ayew

21 Oct, 2016

But the striker is back in full training and West Ham manager Bilic said: "Andre has had three sessions with us and is improving all the time". "We went to get back to the basics and we have a football club here that has to be very synonymous with its north-east identity, and I think the fans want that because - this isn't't to be disparaging to anything that's gone before - I think it's probably lost its identity, so therefore let's do the basics correctly, build and take a long-term ...

Johnson, Cardinals roll past listless Jets 28-3

20 Oct, 2016

The offense picked up the pace in the second quarter with an 11-play, 75-yard drive capped off by Johnson's second score, this one from two yards out. The Jets also suffered a blow in the defensive end when they lost linebackers David Harris and Darron Lee , leaving them with insufficient tools to deal with the Cardinals' versatile offense.

ARSENAL, Wenger: "Ozil wants to stay here"

20 Oct, 2016

Wenger was quizzed pre-match on Walcott's frame of mind after turning in a pair of anonymous performances for England - in great contrast to his club form - during the worldwide break, but the Frenchman backed his player's ability to respond, faith that was richly rewarded come the weekend.

GST talks stumble on cess, administrative control issue

20 Oct, 2016

Centre has to compensate states for any revenue loss due to roll out of GST for five years. On Tuesday the Centre had proposed four slabs of 6%, 12%, 18% and 26%. "Revenue must be such that states and the Centre are able to discharge their functions, putting the least burden on the taxpayer", he said. "Levying additional cess on any type of goods is in principle wrong in the concept of GST.

Jets turn to Geno Smith to start at quarterback vs. Ravens

20 Oct, 2016

He helped lead the Jets to a 10-6 record, but he threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter of New York's Week 17 loss to the Buffalo Bills that eliminated NY from playoff contention. Then suddenly, he believed he was a franchise quarterback until this season started. Fitz Magic fizzled, so it's Geno Smith's turn - again. Bowles threw his full support behind Fitzpatrick on Monday before curiously back-peddling.

Champions League: Man City play like Barcelona, says Gerard Pique

19 Oct, 2016

Pep Guardiola gave his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday's big Champions League Group C match that sees Manchester City play Barcelona at the Camp Nou . The style has been tweaked too. I've never called Messi, nor Busquets, nor Suárez, nor Iniesta. "Three years ago I called Neymar to recommend he signed for Barça", Guardiola added.

Wozniacki wins 2nd title in a month at Hong Kong Open

19 Oct, 2016

Venus Williams and current world number one Angelique Kerber went out earlier in the competition. Fifth-seeded Wozniacki took the fourth straight break of serve for 4-3 before consolidating the break to even the match at 4-all. Wozniacki had downed seventh seed Jelena Jankovic , also a former world number one, to book her final place. At 26 years old, the Danish tennis star still has plenty to play for.

Man City has 2 penalties saved, draws 1-1 with Everton

16 Oct, 2016

The Dutch stopper saved two penalties, first denying Kevin De Bruyne before Sergio Aguero also missed from the spot. Stekelenburg was at it again moments later, clawing out another Aguero effort, but he was finally beaten when Nolito, on for Sane, headed home a Silva cross with his first touch after 72 minutes.

Watch ALDS Game 3 online

15 Oct, 2016

The Toronto Blue Jays completed their sweep of the Texas Rangers with a walk-off win in the tenth inning and it came on a wild throw from the one player Blue Jays fans hate the most. Blue Jays: One of the two losses this season by RHP Aaron Sanchez, the AL ERA leader at 3.00, was to Texas. While the Blue Jays' offense isn't as good as it was past year, they still may be among the most frustrating for opposing teams to face.

AD: LSU won't lose Nov. 19 home game to play at Florida

14 Oct, 2016

According to SEC regulations, a team must play all eight conference games to be eligible for the conference title game. There were some suggestions that the game would not be rescheduled at all this season. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said Monday he would not have agreed to reschedule the game for November 19 if it meant the Tigers would have to play away from Death Valley.

Absentee voting to begin Monday

14 Oct, 2016

With the envelopes smaller than in the past and white in color, Booth is urging residents expecting an absentee ballot to look closely at their mail to make certain they do not overlook the ballot as junk mail. So whether you want to vote for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or anyone but these candidates because you're still mourning the loss of Bernie Sanders, Nov.

Rockets sweep Pelicans in China games with 116-104 win

14 Oct, 2016

While the Pelicans maintain the injury isn't overly serious, Davis was spotted in a walking boot after the game, and it now seems highly unlikely that he'll play in either of the team's remaining two exhibition contests. Davis also suffered a torn labrum last season that did not require surgery on his left shoulder. Davis suffered the injury while falling hard to the ground during the first quarter of Wednesday's matchup, which took place in Beijing, China.

Jets place WR Eric Decker on IR, season likely over

13 Oct, 2016

Decker injured the shoulder during the Jets' Sept. 15 win at Buffalo, but he played in a Week 3 loss to Kansas City. Last week, coach Todd Bowles said it was still "too early to tell" whether Decker would be placed on IR, which would mean he would have to sit out at least eight weeks.

Detroit Lions sign free agent RB Justin Forsett

12 Oct, 2016

He had just 31 carries for 98 yards (3.2 yards per carry), with 11 catches for 36 yards in those three contests, and it appears Forsett was made the first scapegoat for a struggling Ravens' running game. The addition of the veteran back will likely reduce the roles of Zenner and Washington, once he's cleared to return. He will join former Ravens Offensive Coordinator Jim Caldwell, who is the head coach in Detroit .

Rosberg keeps squeeze on Hamilton in Japan

12 Oct, 2016

Rosberg, who started from pole position, controlled the race throughout and finished 4.9 seconds ahead of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who held off Hamilton in close racing over the final few laps. Once he had recovered from the disappointment of the tardy start, a mix of his trademark spectacular overtaking and clever strategy by Mercedes saw him scythe through the field and very almost snatch second from Verstappen.

Kaepernick Named 49ers Starting QB

12 Oct, 2016

Injuries and a gradual decline in performance limited Kaepernick to a reserve role this season, but the 49ers' struggles had many predicting his return to the helm. "It was one the only maneuvers we could make based on our depth". He has always been considered one of the league's brightest quarterbacks, but he has struggled after leading the Niners to the Super Bowl in his second pro season.

Raiders take advantage of Chargers mistakes in 34-31 win

11 Oct, 2016

That would be nice ". Though it might be easy to say that San Diego is a good team and should be in contention in a not-so-great AFC West, a 1-4 hole is a pretty big hole to climb out of. "The ball just popped out and I was happy I got on it and gave our offense the ball", Joseph said. And after four games last season, the Chiefs were 1-3 and on their way to 1-5, while the Broncos won their first seven games.

Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger doesn't rule out the possibility of managing England

11 Oct, 2016

Finally, Wenger insisted that he would not make a decision on his future until his current contract finishes at the end of the season. "At that time , I would never have imagined that 20 years later I would still be here". "This week I feel as if I owe Arsene an apology for not standing up for him a bit more last season", he told Sky Sports . I think I have one quality which is a passion for the game, and another quality is that I always have the desire to be better tomorrow than I was ...

High-steak game: 78-point win means big restaurant discount

11 Oct, 2016

The steakhouse franchise in Ann Arbor, Michigan, promised customers a meal discount equivalent to the University of Michigan's margin of victory over Rutgers in a football game on Saturday. They're going to regret this one. A Ruth's Chris Steak House in MI offered a promotion last week that was literally too good to be true. "Some conditions apply: can not be combined with other offers, excludes groups or private dining, excludes alcohol, purchase of an entree required, and gratuity is ...

Wait, some players on the 49ers want QB Christian Ponder to start?

10 Oct, 2016

The 49ers have proved their preseason critics correct through a four-game losing streak, including a hard-to-watch performance Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium . Kelly stated that he is considering starting Kaepernick at quarterback, though to this point Blaine Gabbert has practiced better. Despite his clear fascination with the quarterback's ability in his offense, Kelly's claimed that his reluctance to put Kaepernick under center has been due to ...

Blue Jays Game 3 on Today?

10 Oct, 2016

As for what happened when he no longer was in view of the cameras, Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur provided some details on Twitter . Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA in nine career postseason games (eight starts) for Texas.

Cowboys overcome injuries to beat 49ers 24-17

10 Oct, 2016

Cincinnati alllows 97.5 rushing yards per game, No. 14 in the NFL . Each week NFL Turning Point is built around select NFL matchups from the previous weekend, and focuses on the crucial "turning point" moments that ultimately defined the outcome of each game.

Photo Gallery from Vols 45-38 Overtime Loss to Aggies

10 Oct, 2016

Couldn't finish another comeback and lost 45-38 in double overtime at Texas A&M. The Vols fumbled six times and lost five of them. We seemed destined for overtime - until Texas A&M went all the way down the field and got into field goal range and a chance to win the game in the final seconds.

Lydia Ko struggles to catch leaders at Taiwan Championship

10 Oct, 2016

Jang had her first birdie at the second and added two more at the fifth and sixth holes to reach 19-under. It was Feng that had the hot hand on Sunday closing with a final round 66 that included a chip-in on the 15th and a near make from the greenside bunker on the last.

AFL grand final 2016: Western Bulldogs fans gather to keep celebrations going

09 Oct, 2016

They capped their fairytale on Saturday with an epic 22-point grand final win over Sydney . If you're a non sports fan, the main talking point is that Melbourne beat Sydney . "I've never been a real nervous type of sleeper, it's more the ability of the coaches and sporting staff to keep us focused ahead of tomorrow, so I'm just going to soak it all in", said Bontempelli.

Guardiola thinks City should have won at Celtic

08 Oct, 2016

Celtic - thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona in its first group game - pressed high and forced errors in possession from City, whose defence was shambolic at times without rested John Stones and injured captain Vincent Kompany. "It's a noise I've never heard before since I've come up here". "The atmosphere was incredible and it was a great game to watch for the fans". He said: "They are injured but we are going to do our best to recover them as soon as possible".

Payet's solo goal like a Messi effort - Bilic

07 Oct, 2016

As usual, West Ham looked most unsafe when Payet got on the ball and he saw one shot blocked by a well-timed Calum Chambers challenge before curling another effort wide. Still, this surprise slump in form comes at a time when West Ham looked like being on the up, with last season's fine performances followed up by a move to the glamorous Olympic Stadium over the summer.

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, beat Red Sox 2-1

07 Oct, 2016

Register for the Ask the CIO Chat with Andy Ozment of the Homeland Security Department on October 11, at 1:30 p.m. Boston's opponent, Toronto, needs a win to assure a wild-card spot. "I love you so much and I miss you", he said. Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez surrendered three runs on three hits and five walks, but struck out nine in a five-inning no-decision.

Francona faces former team, Indians see Red Sox in playoffs

04 Oct, 2016

The right-hander's success has now earned him the start in Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series on the road against the Cleveland Indians. Also when Red Sox Manager John Farrell underwent treatment for cancer a year ago Francona was one of the guys that was there for him.

Ryder Cup 2016: Europe and US Saturday foursomes pairings announced

03 Oct, 2016

The crowd at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska was sacked up after the American sweep in the morning, and McIlroy was only too happy to quiet them down in the afternoon in his second Ryder Cup on USA soil. Clarke chose to sit rookies Matt Fitzpatrick and Chris Wood the entire day. "They didn't get the opportunity (on Friday) and I didn't want to hold them back anymore".

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