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Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long. "We haven´t accomplished our goal yet". The Dodgers they waited for lights-out left-hander Josh Hader to leave the game to get their bats going again. Pure baseball magic. And some spice. So now this team's legacy can be hashed out, as a group that could not beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games, but as one that can be remembered for what it did do rather than for what it didn't.
  • Carlos Hyde traded by Cleveland Browns to Jacksonville Jaguars

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    The Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars conspired on Friday to grab the headlines when the former sent running back Carlos Hyde to the latter in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick. If anything, this trade tells us that Fournette's injury may be more serious than we initially thought, and the Jags don't feel confident with backup T.J.
  • Dodgers advance to second straight World Series

    Dodgers advance to second straight World Series

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    The Dodgers return for a second straight year, creating a rematch of the 1916 Fall Classic, won in five games by Boston, who was led by a 21-year-old pitcher named Babe Ruth. Christian Yelich almost tied it in the fifth, but left fielder Chris Taylor's sliding catch on the warning track robbed Yelich, with Lorenzo Cain on second base.
  • Jose Mourinho exuded more class than Chelsea despite late sickener

    Jose Mourinho exuded more class than Chelsea despite late sickener

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    City controlled the first half at the Etihad Stadium but only led 1-0 through Sergio Aguero. "I am 100% Manchester United tomorrow - no more space for anything other than respect for the stadium and the fans", added Mourinho. Luke Shaw earned himself a new contract at Manchester United , prompting Jose Mourinho to praise the defender for his attitude. "We conceded a goal that we should have stopped but we came back".
  • Emery wants more as Arsenal eye ideal 10

    Emery wants more as Arsenal eye ideal 10

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    Aaron Ramsey is poised to leave Arsenal for free at the end of the season and two former stars have slated the decision of a player who "should be the captain". The future is tomorrow, no more. "The first is to finish in the top four and I think they can because they have a good squad, good quality, they spent a lot of money this summer for some players".
  • Messi out of Clasico with fractured arm

    Messi out of Clasico with fractured arm

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    The five-time Ballon d'Or victor fell awkwardly on his right arm in the 17th minute of the La Liga clash with Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Saturday and was immediately in visible pain. "He will be out for approximately three weeks", the club said on fcbarcelona.com. Lionel Messi will miss next Sunday's Clasico after the Barcelona star was injured against Sevilla.
  • G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

    G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

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    Currently, players must be a year removed from graduating high school in the United States or at least 19 years old if they're an global player to be eligible for the draft. The NBA plans to begin its dissemination of these "select contracts" come summer of 2019. I have doubts about how many top players will go this route.
  • Juan Mata Starts - Manchester United Team vs Chelsea Confirmed

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    The taunting nature of the celebration did not go down well with Mourinho, who immediately bounded out of his seat as he was hauled back while trying to confront Sarri 's assistant. Chelsea had most of the possession and looked in control until Martial thumped in the equaliser in the 55th minute against the run of play after Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had kept out a close-range Juan Mata shot.
  • Madrid Are Now Suffering Their Longest Goal Drought In History

    Madrid Are Now Suffering Their Longest Goal Drought In History

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    Marcelo pulled one back on 72 minutes - but only after Real set a new club record of 464 minutes since scoring a goal. Madrid's slump feels the more entrenched, given they are without a goal in 360 minutes, discounting injury time, and three of their last four matches have ended in defeat.
  • Chelsea draw an 'awful' result for excellent United, says Mourinho

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    United were on the verge of securing their first win at Stamford Bridge since 2012 after mounting an impressive comeback in the second half, with Anthony Martial scoring twice after Antonio Rüdiger had given Chelsea an early lead. Sarri came to me, and said he would resolve it internally. "The assistant has already come to me and apologised, I told him to forget it". However, in all honesty, getting just one point could be considered punching above their weight given Chelsea's fine ...
  • Usain Bolt Reportedly Set To Be Added To FIFA 19

    Usain Bolt Reportedly Set To Be Added To FIFA 19

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    Valletta FC chief executive and managing director Ghasston Slimen told ESPN: "We wish Usain Bolt all the best with his football career". But Bolt's agent has confirmed he opted against taking up their offer. " I have watched him play ". He is yet to lock down a contract and will not feature in their opening game away to Brisbane Roar on Sunday. Mulvey was spotted talking for a while to Bolt on Thursday, but the coach said he also spoke to several other players.
  • José Mourinho suggests Eden Hazard will fire Chelsea to Premier League title

    José Mourinho suggests Eden Hazard will fire Chelsea to Premier League title

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    Will Mourinho, a two-time former Chelsea manager, engineer another Stamford Bridge tactical masterpiece or will the intense criticism over his performance return after the two-week absence that was the global break. "We try", he said. "History says that when Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League , Chelsea is the champion". "The key is for the players to be able to do it".
  • Three takeaways from NLCS Game 6

    Three takeaways from NLCS Game 6

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    Over the last 22 innings of play, Milwaukee had tallied just three runs, and the lineup was littered with hitters bearing NLCS batting averages barely above their weights. Against the Dodgers in Game 3, he worked 5 1/3 scoreless and was better from the command-and-control standpoint (six strikeouts against two walks). It took the Dodgers until the fourth inning to get a hit off Woodruff, when Joc Pederson singled, and until the fifth to score a run, on an Austin Barnes RBI single that ...
  • Chelsea could be without key defender for Manchester United clash

    Chelsea could be without key defender for Manchester United clash

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    Mourinho's side slumped to surprise losses to Brighton and West Ham to raise questions about the squad's commitment and willingness to play under the former Real Madrid boss. Scholes added: "The big thing with United is the effort and the attitude. He was well liked by all the players and I think the supporters of Manchester City love him because of his achievements over the years", said the Frenchman.
  • Three Strikes: David Price dominates on short rest

    Three Strikes: David Price dominates on short rest

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    That's the cool thing about this team". Let's be honest, this is a lot more fun than throwing a fastball at a guy because of the "unwritten rules". Once a long shot to make the roster out of spring training, Brasier is now the most trusted reliever for a team heading to the World Series .
  • Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Drops Huge Hint Over Next Move

    Chelsea Star Eden Hazard Drops Huge Hint Over Next Move

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    The Blues remain this season and sit joint top of the Premier League, along with champions Manchester City and Liverpool. Coach Sarri will likely start his first-team players with Kepa at the goal post, Azplicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso at the defense, Barkey, Jorginho and Kante at the midfield, Hazard, Pedro and Giroud at the front.
  • LeBron James: Lakers' Team Chemistry Not Like

    LeBron James: Lakers' Team Chemistry Not Like "Instant Oatmeal"

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    LeBron James didn't take long to set the tone for his season with the Los Angeles Lakers . To appreciate what happened Thursday in Portland during the Trail Blazers' 128-119 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers, you have to know what happened in a Brooklyn apartment past year.
  • Eden Hazard 'happy' to see out career with Chelsea

    Eden Hazard 'happy' to see out career with Chelsea

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    But speaking in a news conference ahead of Chelsea's clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Sarri insisted that Hazard can achieve all of his personal ambitions without going anywhere. I love the fans - I think the fans love me! The reports that link Eden Hazard to Real Madrid will just never go away, and why should they; Hazard has been in incredible form since the start of this season already notching up eight goals and three assists in all competitions.
  • Duke in the NBA: Lakers exercise option on Brandon Ingram

    Duke in the NBA: Lakers exercise option on Brandon Ingram

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    Things are definitely going to be different this season with the addition of James and other key free-agent signings. The Lakers begin their season on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night at 10:30 pm ET on TNT, before returning back in L.A.
  • Social Media Reacts to Azhar Ali’s Run Out in 2nd Test

    Social Media Reacts to Azhar Ali’s Run Out in 2nd Test

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    Imad has been out of the Pakistan limited-overs squad since a year ago due to a knee problem and was also overlooked for the Asia Cup last month after failing a fitness test. Abbas only made his Test debut in April 2017 but already has 54 wickets to his name. "We have to groom them all to become a good Test team", said Sarfraz.
  • Pogba and Mourinho disagreement over Instagram video, confirms Pereira

    Pogba and Mourinho disagreement over Instagram video, confirms Pereira

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    In an exclusive interview with ESPN , the ex-England midfielder "took aim" at Old Trafford manager Mourinho and star players such as Paul Pogba , Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku. United head to Chelsea on Saturday needing a result after a stumbling start to the season. Jose Mourinho's Manchester United are in the eighth position in Premier League .
  • MLB Investigating Astros Employee For Videotaping Red Sox's Dugout

    MLB Investigating Astros Employee For Videotaping Red Sox's Dugout

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    Game 5 will begin Thursday night in Houston at 8:09 p.m. ET on TBS. Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, Major League Baseball said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance - not spying - when a credentialed Astros employee was pointing his cellphone into the opposing dugouts during playoff games in Cleveland and Boston.
  • Azhar Ali finds ‘new amusing way’ of getting run-out against Australia

    Azhar Ali finds ‘new amusing way’ of getting run-out against Australia

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    There is also an injury cloud hovering over Mitchell Starc, with the tearaway paceman not bowling in the day's final session, while spending time earlier in the day fielding in the slip cordon - a highly unusual spot for a strike bowler. While the debate remains ongoing, Azhar Ali himself has come out to take the blame for this hysterical incident. He then stopped in the middle of the pitch and spoke with fellow batsman Asad Shafiq .
  • Warriors silence Thunder in opener, Latest Basketball News

    Warriors silence Thunder in opener, Latest Basketball News

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    Golden State needed a strong fourth quarter after the two-time defending champions received their 2018 rings in a pregame ceremony shortly before tipoff and began the final season at Oracle Arena before a move across San Francisco Bay to new Chase Center .
  • Liverpool's Mane has operation on thumb injury

    Liverpool's Mane has operation on thumb injury

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    ET on NBC) and although Klopp will likely be able to rotate his squad and still get a win against the Terriers, Liverpool have a hectic few weeks coming up with UEFA Champions League and PL games coming thick and fast. The Premier League club made the announcement on Wednesday. 'I know Jurgen long enough that I know he loves to use some smokescreens, ' Wagner, who coached the second team at Borussia Dortmund when Klopp was in charge of the senior side, told a news conference.
  • Anthony Davis and the Pelicans beat the Rockets

    Anthony Davis and the Pelicans beat the Rockets

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    That appears to be the conclusion D'Antoni reached. We can probably expect at least a modest dip after Luc Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza left via free agency. As a result, the union of he, Paul George and Russell Westbrook delivered underwhelming play that resulted in a first-round exit courtesy of the youthful Utah Jazz .
  • Man United Confident They Will Agree Deal With French Winger

    Man United Confident They Will Agree Deal With French Winger

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    I never went out and thought 'I'll not try.' I'm not saying that any Man United player has ever done that but you hear so much stuff now that you think it could be possible. Neither side were too disheartened when Liverpool and City played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield just before the worldwide break to preserve their unbeaten starts to the league season.
  • Raptors host Cavs in matchup of new-look clubs

    Raptors host Cavs in matchup of new-look clubs

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    Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 and Danny Green 11 as the Raptors won their sixth straight season opener and gave Nick Nurse a victory in his first game as head coach. "You never want to lose a player of his calibre, but that being said we're all very excited to show that we're more than what we've got to show the past couple of years", Nance Jr told BBC Sport .
  • NLCS Game 5 Highlights: Brewers vs. Dodgers | Stadium

    NLCS Game 5 Highlights: Brewers vs. Dodgers | Stadium

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    Roughed up in the NLCS opener, Kershaw mixed his fastball and slider on a hot day to shut down the Brewers . "He has the ability to punch guys out". Christian Yelich shook his head as he ducked into the Milwaukee Brewers dugout at Dodgers Stadium on Wednesday, his evening finished without a hit, his team reeling toward another loss and a long plane ride home and, maybe soon, an exit from the playoffs that has sprinted into view, like an oncoming train or sudden storm.
  • Twitter explodes over Jose Altuve controversially being ruled out on apparent HR

    Twitter explodes over Jose Altuve controversially being ruled out on apparent HR

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    That's the question roiling the postgame debate over whether the fan interference call on Mookie Betts's attempted catch Wednesday night was correct. According to Major League Baseball Rule 3.16 , if a spectator reaches into the field of play and "plainly prevent (s) the fielder from catching the ball", the batter should be ruled out.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Dubbo

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Dubbo

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    Excited school children jumped up and down waving Australian flags as the royal couple stepped onto the tarmac. Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne , Australia, Thursday, Oct.
  • Canelo Alvarez Signs Richest Boxing Contract Ever: $375 Million For 11 Fights

    Canelo Alvarez Signs Richest Boxing Contract Ever: $375 Million For 11 Fights

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    I was never anxious because I'm very confident in myself", he said. "He's extremely happy", Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez's promoter, told ESPN after Alvarez signed early Wednesday. "I want to leave as the champion", the 31-year-old Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) told SN. The move represents the latest coup for DAZN, which only launched in the U.S.
  • Mayweather challenges Nurmagomedov to Vegas mega-rich mega-fight

    Mayweather challenges Nurmagomedov to Vegas mega-rich mega-fight

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    Mayweather, 42, who has a ideal record of 50-0 in the ring, heeded the call by telling broadcasters to " get the checkbooks out ". "I'm my own boss". But, on my end, we can make it happen. "It could be somewhere upwards of $110m to $200m guaranteed". Nurmagomedov later threatened via Instagram to break his UFC contract and leave if his teammate was sacked over the incident.
  • Former US Open champ Stephens qualifies for first WTA finals

    Former US Open champ Stephens qualifies for first WTA finals

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    She won the opening set against Simona Halep but the Romanian bounced back to score a 3-6 6-4 6-1 win that left Stephens empty-handed in her second Major final. Halep used a wildcard to make her return from a back injury in Moscow ahead of the WTA Finals next week and will come up against Pavlyuchenkova, a 7-5, 6-4 victor on Monday.
  • Kershaw gem puts Dodgers one win away from World Series

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    He is now expected to start Game 6 on Friday . Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward - one victory from a return trip to the World Series. "You've seen it this entire postseason, even when we're behind, we're battling back, putting ourselves in a position to possibly tie games or take the lead late", Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said.
  • Dave Roberts Believes Dodgers Bullpen Has Taken Being Overshadowed By Brewers' 'Personal'

    Dave Roberts Believes Dodgers Bullpen Has Taken Being Overshadowed By Brewers' 'Personal'

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    Turner was 2-for-4 in the Dodgers' comeback victory in Game 2. "As long as we have outs left, we know we're in the game", Turner said. Hyun-Jin Ryu lasted 4 1/3 innings in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers . "Got to do a better of keeping the score close for our guys to have a chance there at the end", Kershaw said. "But the value of Julio to come in and get one to four or five outs, for us, with our bullpen construction - we feel comfortable with that".