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Sports Federer forced to battle again on way to Shanghai quarters
Author: 0 Federer forced to battle again on way to Shanghai quarters

Novak Djokovic earned partial revenge when he beat Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. Federer , who said players often use their towel wipe-down to gather their thoughts between points, is happy to see the racks given a go, but has his reservations.

Sports Sri Lanka vs England: Rain washes out first ODI in Dambulla
Author: 0 Sri Lanka vs England: Rain washes out first ODI in Dambulla

Once you get there, I think that's when the hard work really starts. Sri Lanka are a side in disarray at the moment with their debacle at the 2018 Asia Cup , where they were knocked out at the group stages itself following defeats to Afghanistan and Bangladesh, followed by the ouster of skipper Angelo Mathews citing fitness issues when it was more a case of him being made a scapegoat more than anything else.

Sports Odell Beckham Jr. storms off the field during first half
Author: 0 Odell Beckham Jr. storms off the field during first half

In the interview, with Josina Anderson on ESPN, Beckham said "I don't know" when asked if the Giants have a problem at quarterback with Eli Manning , and said, "That's a tough question" when asked if he's happy in NY. The Giants were embarrassed by the Eagles on Thursday 34-13 in an ugly rout, and tensions in NY are rising. Given the fact the Giants are in the midst of a season saving battle against the Eagles Thursday night, the timing of the report couldn't have been worse.

Sports Eden Hazard: Luka Modric deserves to win Ballon d'Or
Author: 0 Eden Hazard: Luka Modric deserves to win Ballon d'Or

However, the 27 year old believes Modric is better placed to win this year's Ballon d'Or for having a "wonderful" year at both club and worldwide level. Hazard has been in scintillating form for Chelsea this season and is the Premier League's top scorer with seven goals . "In my opinion, Modric deserves it".

Sports ATP Shanghai: Alexander Zverevs stands strong. Edmund and Anderson win
Author: 0 ATP Shanghai: Alexander Zverevs stands strong. Edmund and Anderson win

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in action during the men's singles final match against Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, 07 October 2018. But under pressure from the 32-year-old Gasquet, the third seed belatedly found his rhythm, coming from behind in both sets to win 7-5, 7-6 (9/7). "He knows how to play, definitely", proclaimed Zverev, who was clearly very relieved to have gotten through the game, progressing into the next round with ...

Sports Milwaukee Brewers Sweep Rockies to Advance to NLCS
Author: 0 Milwaukee Brewers Sweep Rockies to Advance to NLCS

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress is doused by teammates as they celebrate in the clubhouse after Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, Oct. Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton added back-to-back homers in the ninth inning off Rockies reliever Wade Davis to seal the 6-0 victory. Milwaukee will face the victor between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves.

Sports Salah leaves Egypt match with an injury
Author: 0 Salah leaves Egypt match with an injury

Liverpool fans would have been encouraged after Salah found the net for his country in incredible style, albeit against a side ranked 136th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings. Group leaders Tunisia, also on six points, host Niger on Saturday. Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes Salah - who the title hopefuls will hope is fit to face Huddersfield a week today (5.30pm) - has not had as below-par a season as has been made out.

Sports Machado, Dodgers finish off Baby Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win
Author: 0 Machado, Dodgers finish off Baby Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

A free-agent-to-be acquired from Baltimore in July, Machado also had a run-scoring double in the first. Machado finished off Atlanta in the seventh, launching a 1-2 pitch from rookie Chad Sobotka over the Dodgers' bullpen - his team's eighth homer of the series.

Sports Tottenham Hotspur Linked With English Sensation Jadon Sancho
Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur Linked With English Sensation Jadon Sancho

The former Manchester City prodigy has attracted a lot of attention with his excellent form this season and a move away from the Bundesliga could be on the horizon in the future. "That's what he tells me off the pitch, "you've just got to do your thing, that's why you're here - you've got to make everyone understand you're Jadon Sancho".

Sports Westwood out of running to be Ryder Cup captain
Author: 0 Westwood out of running to be Ryder Cup captain

Westwood had previously expressed a desire to captain Europe at Whistling Straits in 2020, but told the Daily Telegraph he would "wait until Rome" hosts the biennial contest in 2022 to make his bid for the role. "Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief", said Furyk in an interview with Golf Channel. 'I'd love to win more majors, as a kid that's what I dreamed.

Sports PSG’s win over Red Star reportedly being investigated over match-fixing concerns
Author: 0 PSG’s win over Red Star reportedly being investigated over match-fixing concerns

The allegations relate to suggestions that a senior figure from Red Star Belgrade tried to place a bet of nearly €5 million on his team to lose the game by at least five goals, and they did just that, falling to a 6-1 defeat. "PSG remains at the disposal of the investigators and will not tolerate the slightest attack on its reputation nor that of its officials". France's online betting watchdog Arjel said it had seen no evidence of irregular activity regarding the match either in France or ...

Sports Robertson: Title race not just between Liverpool and City
Author: 0 Robertson: Title race not just between Liverpool and City

The game did not live up to expectations but, after suffering two chastening defeats at the same venue last season, Guardiola opted to play at a slower tempo this time in order to nullify Liverpool . 'I don't think Arsenal ... He touched Sane more. "The teams did well and we were a bit lucky with the penalty, of course, that is clear". "We just have to make sure it stays like that".

Sports Billy Joe Saunders likely to be stripped of WBO middleweight title
Author: 0 Billy Joe Saunders likely to be stripped of WBO middleweight title

The 29-year-old Saunders and Andrade remain on schedule for October 20 from the TD Garden in Boston for the WBO belt. After being notified of the positive drug test back in September, Saunders stated that oxilofrine was in his system due to using nasal spray and has since added that he is not a cheater.

Sports Arsenal legend Henry poised to take over at Monaco after Jardim sack
Author: 0 Arsenal legend Henry poised to take over at Monaco after Jardim sack

Monaco wished Jardim, who also led the club to a Champions League semi-final in 2017, and his staff "the best for the future". Monaco have yet to comment on the reports around Henry's apparently imminent appointment, but Henrichs admits that he would love to work under the former Barcelona, Arsenal and New York Red Bulls striker.

Sports Pakistan’s match-winning spinner targets 20 Australian wickets, series win
Author: 0 Pakistan’s match-winning spinner targets 20 Australian wickets, series win

Recalled veteran Peter Siddle was the pick of Australia's bowlers, claiming 3-58 to overtake Merv Hughes as Victoria's most prolific test paceman and become the ninth-most successful Australian quick with 213 dismissals. Pakistan declared at 6-181 in their second innings shortly after lunch on day four, extending their lead after inflicting a dramatic Australian batting collapse.

Sports Thunder-Bolt strikes twice for Mariners
Author: 0 Thunder-Bolt strikes twice for Mariners

After a relatively quiet first half, Bolt came alive in the 57th minute when he showed his pace and strength to outmuscle a defender and buried a left foot strike past Eze Consoni. Here's hoping Bolt continues to impress and earns himself a contract with Mariners. " This will determine. (what) the club want to do with my career, so it's a very important game ", Bolt said on Wednesday.

Sports Vettel admits Ferrari made it ‘too easy’ for Mercedes
Author: 0 Vettel admits Ferrari made it ‘too easy’ for Mercedes

You simply can not imagine how hard it is to do what we do at our level", he wrote on social media. With four races left in the 2018 season, Hamilton is now the heavy favourite for his third title in four years but said he was not getting ahead of himself.

Sports Tigers not renewing broadcasters' contract after fight
Author: 0 Tigers not renewing broadcasters' contract after fight

Impemba has been the play-by-play voice for the Tigers since 2002 and Allen has done color commentary since 2003. Tigers prospects, including outfielder Daz Cameron and pitchers Sandy Baez, Eduardo Jimenez, and Gregory Soto, are taking part in the Arizona Fall League, which began play yesterday.

Sports Twitter reacts to Odell Beckham Jr.'s touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to Odell Beckham Jr.'s touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley

Gano's 63-yard conversion - his fourth successful attempt of the game - as time expired marked both a career and franchise long for the veteran, who won the game in similar fashion for the Panthers in the teams' last meeting in 2015. After criticizing the Giants' conservative play calling, Beckham was involved in the team's longest pass of the season ... just not in the way you would expect.

Sports Eagles Get Rocked At Home By The Vikings, 23-21
Author: 0 Eagles Get Rocked At Home By The Vikings, 23-21

Three illegal formation penalties on the receivers were just a part of the slew of mistakes the Eagles made. Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, the 330-pound Joseph returned a fumble 64 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21 Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

Sports Giants has released former first-round pick Ereck Flowers
Author: 0 Giants has released former first-round pick Ereck Flowers

But the 6-6, 334-pounder never developed the proper technique to consistently protect Eli Manning , hampering the Giant offense. After the shift, he earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2014 and was subsequently chosen by the Giants with the ninth overall pick in the ensuing draft.

Sports It's not right! Saha hits out at Pogba's Mourinho comments
Author: 0 It's not right! Saha hits out at Pogba's Mourinho comments

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been using the global break to plot a new role for Alexis Sanchez . Asked about his motivations after reaching the pinnacle with France in the summer, Pogba told Le Figaro: 'I'm not satisfied, I'm still very hungry.

Sports 5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS
Author: 0 5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS

If Price continues to look more comfortable in a relief role, leave him there, and let Eduardo Rodriguez start Game 4. But I'm not a big believer of like, he's clutch, he's not clutch. With the Boston Red Sox leading the host New York Yankees 4-1 before the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, a fan in the stands threw a beer can toward Kimbrel, who was heading out of the bullpen toward the field.

Sports Red Sox strike first in ALDS Game 4, take 3-0 lead
Author: 0 Red Sox strike first in ALDS Game 4, take 3-0 lead

And closer Craig Kimbrel - one of the most statistically dominant closers in baseball history - came in for the ninth, his usual domain of dominance, and don't you know it, he nearly gave it away. The Yankees may have the younger team with most of their super stars under team control for years to come while the Red Sox have a narrow to window to win it all.

Sports President Trump, Kanye West to have White House lunch
Author: 0 President Trump, Kanye West to have White House lunch

During a meeting with President Trump , Kanye West delivered animated and wide-ranging remarks on issues from the 13th Amendment to USA manufacturing. West launched into a soliloquy-peppered with occasional curse words-about his own upbringing, violence in Chicago and his unapologetic backing of a president who has found tepid support among other entertainers or black Americans.

Author: 0 India vs West Indies: Windies confident about comeback in 2nd Test

The ODI series against West Indies begins on October 21 in Guwahati before moving to Visakhapatnam on October 24. It's still unclear whether skipper Virat Kohli is picked up for the squad or Rohit Sharma - who led India to Asia Cup triumph in Dubai - would be asked to lead the side.

Sports Jailed banker's wife who spent £16m at Harrods can finally be named
Author: 0 Jailed banker's wife who spent £16m at Harrods can finally be named

During the earlier trial the court heard details of the spending habits of Hajiyeva, including that she splashed more than £16m at Harrods over the course of a decade. "They enable the United Kingdom to more effectively target the problem of money-laundering through prime real estate in London and across the United Kingdom, and we will now seek to move further cases to the High Court".

Sports Khabib Nurmagomedov Takes Shots At UFC, Threatens To Quit
Author: 0 Khabib Nurmagomedov Takes Shots At UFC, Threatens To Quit

The melee that followed UFC 229's main-event showdown between Khabib and the former two-weight world champion Conor McGregor is slowly fading into the rear-view but with both men still remaining relatively quiet - this statement from the Russian is bound to cause a few waves.