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Devin Toner hopes Chicago win gives Ireland mental edge over New Zealand


The All Black's are coming to town this Saturday and there won't be an empty seat in the Aviva when the back-to-back world champions come looking for revenge. Cronin says Ireland will go into the game full of confidence but knows they will have to raise their performance levels if they are to cope with the inevitable New Zealand backlash. Read More »

Bartolo Colon, Atlanta Braves agree to deal, reports say

Atlanta will become the first team with two starters in their 40s since the 1990 Texas Rangers (Nolan Ryan and Charlie Hough). He also said that he wants to play on a championship team which makes the Braves, one of his teams choices. Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball was the first to report news of the agreement. Dickey and Colon also have reputations as good leaders and mentors to younger pitchers. Read More »

NFL ratings soar on 1st Sunday after voting

After absorbing a crunching hit that knocked him out of Sunday night's loss to the Seattle Seahawks for five plays, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski canceled an EA Sports video media tour scheduled for Tuesday in NY. We were prepared for it. The game was tied when Benjamin caught a pass from Cam Newton, but Peters ripped the ball from his arms. And with his lungs intact, he's not the only one in New England breathing a sigh of relief. Read More »

Giants beat Bengals with defense

Odell Beckham turned in a almost flawless performance in the Giants' 21-20 win over the Bengals Monday night. Manning was still finding himself on his back on almost every passing play and the Giants run game never improved from pitiful, but Beckham was good enough to make those two things seem like afterthoughts. Read More »

WWE are very interested in bringing Conor McGregor to WrestleMania

Floyd Mayweather is sick of the Conor McGregor comparisons - saying it's "total disrespect" because the UFC star is an ant and Floyd is an elephant. New UFC owners Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell were also in attendance for the event on Saturday night, but McGregor says he still hasn't had the time to sit down with them to discuss his future with the company. Read More »

Supermoon to light up sky beginning Monday morning

Pictured above in Chicago Sunday evening, this week's supermoon is about seven percent bigger and 15 percent brighter than a regular moon. "If the Earth and moon were the only objects in the universe and we were totally flexible and solid, every closest point ( perigee ) and every farthest point (apogee) would be identical for eternity". Read More »

U.S. soccer star Tim Howard sidelined for 4 months


Howard, 37, returned to MLS and joined the Rapids in July after playing in the Premier League for 13 seasons with Manchester United and Everton. The U.S. He tried to play on, but eventually relented and was substituted off. Brad Guzan came on for him and Guzan will nearly certainly start against Costa Rica in Tuesday's qualifier. Read More »

Rosberg 'optimistic' about his chances in Brazil


Also, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will start from the third row of the grid. Hamilton says his current position is more comfortable than previous title battles in 2007, 2008 and 2014, when he went into the final race defending a points lead. Read More »

Clemson Crumble: Tigers seemed headed for a fall for a while

Three plays later, a phantom holding call on third down gave Pittsburg a fresh set of downs. Beathard at the MI 16-yard line with 1:54 remaining, but the Wolverines - as was the case the entire second half - could not move the ball. A fumble, forced by Dorian O'Daniel, was recovered by Dexter Lawrence, giving the Tigers the ball at the Pittsburgh 49-yard line. But with 1:23 left to play, the Hawkeyes - aided by a MI face mask penalty on a punt - got into position for a winning 33-yard ... Read More »

Ricky Rubio returns to practice, could play vs Clippers

Los Angeles started fast despite coming off a hard-fought victory at Oklahoma City on Friday night. An 11-0 run in the third gave Los Angeles a 16-point lead, which ballooned to 19 early in the fourth quarter before Minnesota closed the gap to 11. Read More »

Winston throws for 312 yards, Buccaneers rout Bears 36-10

The Bears' 36-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was a comedy of errors, starting with Cutler. With 3rd-and-10 at his own 23, Winston took a shotgun snap and rolled right, evading the rush. "We're not sure the exact injury yet", Fox said after the game, but he did mention it being an ankle/Achilles injury. His 20-yard, unobstructed, high-stepping jaunt to the end zone gave the Bucs a lead they would never relinquish. Read More »

Packers trail Titans at halftime, 35-16

From the Green Bay 40, the Titans went for it on fourth-and-5, but Mariota's pass was incomplete, and the Packers took over with 10 seconds to go. Titans lead the series, 6-5. After getting 14 sacks over the first four games, the Packers' pass rush hasn't been as productive with seven in their last four. McCarthy said Cobb, whose hamstring injury limited him against the Colts last week, will receive his normal amount of reps Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Replacing Cody Kessler with Josh McCown was a baffling move

The Browns need to make a decision and stick with it, because this way isn't going to do it. The jokes write themselves really. Jackson replaced starter Kessler with Josh McCown to see if he could provide a spark for the offense, despite the Browns being winless and Kessler playing reasonably well. Read More »

Pitt Prevails Over Clemson


Clemson was in the driver's seat for a spot in the CFP for a second consecutive season. Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman threw for 308 yards and five scores, James Conner totaled 189 yards from scrimmage and two scores and Scott Orndoff caught nine passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns as Pitt accumulated 464 total yards on offense. Read More »

Cleveland Indians Looks to Clinch World Series Title in Chicago Sunday


Here we go! Game 5, the final 2016 World Series game at Wrigley, will be held on October 30th when the Cubs host the Cleveland Indians. I'm sure the Indians wish they were heading back to Cleveland for a parade, not Game 6, but at least they'll get to play their remaining games at home in Progressive Field, where they play their best baseball. Read More »

Baylor QB Russell breaks leg vs. No. 9 Oklahoma


ABOUT OKLAHOMA (7-2, 6-0): Junior quarterback Baker Mayfield, who finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, is having another outstanding season, completing 71.2 percent of his passes for 2,912 yards and 31 touchdowns against only six interceptions. Read More »

Trump calls Obama 'a very good man' after historic White House meeting


President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times ", Trump said, adding that he and Obama had spoken about some wonderful and hard things and "some high-flying assets". It features a biography introducing the president-elect as "the very definition of an American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence for real estate, sports and entertainment" and invites the public to share ideas on "Making America Great Again". Read More »

A hazy future for state marijuana laws

ME residents have voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in their state. According to analysts, this will increase pressure on Congress and the next administration headed by Republican Donald Trump to provide a solution. The other states were Arizona , Maine , Massachusetts and Nevada . Colorado has also approved the measure and five other states have the same law allowing its use for self-administered medication. Read More »

Flacco, Ravens keep Browns winless with 28-7 rout

Four of their final six games are at home, with road trips to Buffalo and Pittsburgh mixed in. Baltimore's Week 2 win this season was just a five-point game, so Thursday's contest promises to be competitive. The touchdown moved Smith just three catches shy of 1,000 for his career. He passed Reggie Wayne, and now is in pursuit of No. 7 Marvin Harrison (14,580). Read More »

India lose Gambhir early; Vijay, Pujara create momentum

Vijay was unbeaten on 57 while local boy Pujara was 62 not out at the interval. The Delhi left-hander, who has made a comeback to the Test squad after a prolonged period, hit four boundaries during his 72-delivery stay in the middle. Barring these two incidents, the two batsmen were in control as 43 runs were added in 13 overs in the first hour of play. Murali Vijay could not hold on at long-on off Mishra, without toppling over the boundary, as Stokes doubled his six tally on 110 and ... Read More »

Coutinho scores sensational screamer against Argentina!

Back in September, Messi scored in a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in the only match he's played under Argentina's new coach Edgardo Bauza. Two South American rivals in Brazil and Argentina will take the field on Thursday in what promises to be an intriguing CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying contest. Read More »

Transition: Obama, Trump to meet at White House


Even if the EC does secure the election for Clinton, Congress - which is still controlled by a Republican majority - would most likely overturn their vote. "This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I am sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country", she said. Read More »