'Sunday Night Football' ratings solid against debate

The price of a 30-second TV spot on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" costs about $674,000 on average, making it the most expensive commercial time on television, according to Ad Age. There's no question that the games themselves are less watchable than in recent seasons with the lack of star power, but that's no excuse for a Sunday Night Football game that featured two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks (Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning) and one of the league's most dynamic wide receivers who is also ... Read More

Misbah, Holder say pink ball is the way forward

Misbah, Holder say pink ball is the way forward

The green shirts have brought in Babar Azam, who impressed the selectors with his three consecutive tons in the one day series. But misfiring openers Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood have been axed from the squad which levelled the four-match Test series against England. Read More

Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

That mistake proved costly when the next batter, Lobaton, put the ball into the visitors' bullpen beyond left field, leading to chants of "N-A-T-S!" They scored two more runs on two Murphy RBI singles, while the Nationals bullpen - the scourge of past postseasons - pitched 4 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, with closer Mark Melancon closing it out by getting Reddick to ground out to second to seal the win. Read More

Fury gives up world titles to focus on personal issues

Fury gives up world titles to focus on personal issues

The boxer's matter will be treated by officials after a reported failed drugs test in the United States and his admission in Rolling Stone magazine that he has "done lots of cocaine". 'Timing is everything & the time now is flawless for AJ. But is Joshua-Klitschko/Klitschko-Joshua really a fight/match-up comparable to Muhammad Ali's final fight, the quite depressing affair in The Bahamas that saw "The Greatest" look so poor against Trevor Berbick? However, the projected contest between ... Read More

Faster tempo allows Colts, Luck to hold off Bears 29-23

That was the entire state of IN exhaling after the Indianapolis Colts eked out a victory against the Chicago Bears that very well may have just saved their season. Also, there was not a whole lot of support from players around Luck. "We're a work in progress, but we still feel like we control our own destiny". Read More

Hart shines as disappointing England draws 0-0 at Slovenia

Hart shines as disappointing England draws 0-0 at Slovenia

Wayne Rooney remains England's leader despite dropping out of the starting line-up, according to Joe Hart. England were ponderous for large portions of the match but the draw on the back of Saturday's straightforward 2-0 win against Malta keeps them top of Group F following a disruptive fortnight in the wake of Sam Allardyce's abrupt departure. Read More

Cowboys offense impresses again in fourth straight win

Cowboys offense impresses again in fourth straight win

They've become the norm. Imagine if I told you Dallas would be without Romo, not to mention Dez Bryant and Orlando Scandrick , and this would be the game that made the league notice. Rookie-sensation tandem, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, dominated the game, creating long drives and keeping the Cowboys defense fresh. Of course, standing behind one of the NFL's best offensive lines helps. Read More

India in control after declaring at 557-5 vs New Zealand

India in control after declaring at 557-5 vs New Zealand

The Kiwi openers - Tom Latham and Martin Guptill - hit a patient 118-run stand before wickets began to fall. Neesham cobbled together fifty partnerships with Watling and Mitchell Santner (22) to push New Zealand towards 300. Ashwin broke the partnership with a teasing off-break which Latham played across to spoon a leading edge back to the bowler. After enduring three sessions without success, New Zealand finally got a breakthrough when Patel struck in the first over after tea, trapping ... Read More

NASCAR Xfinity Series Odds: Drive for the Cure 300 10/6/16

NASCAR Xfinity Series Odds: Drive for the Cure 300 10/6/16

Saturday's race, which was originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m., will start at noon Sunday. Kevin Harvick won the pole Thursday night for Sunday's Cup race, while the lineup for the Xfinity race was set per the rulebook. Logano was able to make it three-wide heading into the first turn, then powered ahead of Larson entering the third turn. "It's heartbreaking", Dillon said. Read More

Rosberg wins Japanese Grand Prix

Rosberg wins Japanese Grand Prix

Hamilton made a bad start from second place on the grid and fell to eighth on the first lap but fought back to finish behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen. But his team boss Toto Wolff had no doubt that the Briton would regroup before the next race in Austin, Texas, where he sealed the title past year with three rounds to spare. Read More

Jaso hits for cycle as Pirates beat Cubs 8-4

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez rounds third after hitting a grand slam off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. "You don't really want to take this blessing for granted being here". He stayed in the game to play right field. Dexter Fowler added an RBI double for the Cubs. Read More

Prater's kick, Slay's pick give Lions 24-23 win over Eagles

He finished with a career-high 25 completions in 33 attempts for 238, a pair of 1-yard touchdown throws and a passer rating of 102.8. As well as the Lions played in the first half, their second half habits stayed true as Detroit continues to struggle to play with second half leads. Read More

Steelers blow by Jets 31-13

These are the games championship-caliber teams usually win. Drops. Busted routes. Mental miscues. They were winning 13-7 but saw that lead and all of their momentum disappear before halftime as the Steelers scored a touchdown. On the flip side, Roethlisberger was sacked only once and hit only once. "We just didn't get enough stops", Williams said. "They are the catalyst for us". Read More

Rosberg capitalises on Hamilton error to win in Japan

As the race moved past Lap 10, Rosberg's lead increased to 7.3 seconds, while Ricciardo and Verstappen pitted for hard tyres as the latter started to lose pace prior to that. Hamilton, who walked out of his press conference with the written media on Saturday in response to what he deemed to be disrespectful coverage of his antics on Snapchat earlier this week, was faced with a damp grid slot following overnight rain. Read More

Lewis Hamilton rues start, quiet on Max Verstappen defending

Regarding the 33-point gap to Rosberg, Hamilton added: "I'll give it everything I've got as I did in the race and we'll see what happens". "For me it's just a process", he said. It was Rosberg's ninth victory of the season and 23rd in F1, moving the German driver into a tie for 12th place on the all-time list with Nelson Piquet. Read More

Giants put INF Nunez on NLDS roster against Cubs

All it ever takes. Giants go to Wrigley. In a matchup between the past two NL champions, Syndergaard struck out 10 in seven innings of two-hit ball. But the way Bumgarner was going last night, he could have pitched nine more scoreless innings if he had to. "Pretty much the whole game I was spinning off balls, so I was telling myself to stay in there as much as I could, and trust I could get there". Read More

With 'target' on backs, Jets look to clamp leaky secondary

With 'target' on backs, Jets look to clamp leaky secondary

He returned to practice Wednesday, but remains questionable for this week. They play the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals (on the road) in their next two games. In the end, the Steelers will win. "We do have a lot of young talent", said starting left cornerback Ross Cockrell. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets had a productive fantasy football outing last week against Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks . Read More

Red Sox 1B Hanley Ramirez Writes A Letter To Red Sox Nation

Career-wise, Ortiz finished with 541 home runs, with his last coming as a decisive one in the weekend opener on Friday, when the Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Impressively, 6 years later he led the Red Sox to a third title. The most anyone has ever hit in a postseason game is three. In fact, since it was aired yesterday, I've watched it several times I loved it so much. Read More

Cueto, Giants set for Game 1 of NLDS against Lester, Cubs

Cueto, Giants set for Game 1 of NLDS against Lester, Cubs

It's true that after what they went through last year, these Cubs have more experience this time around than they did last year. For Cubs fans, looking to score a seat to the playoffs is a good news/bad news story. The Cubs won't win the World Series because.The best team often doesn't win . This isn't to say that one performance on Wednesday night in Queens means an 87-win team is suddenly favored over a 103-win team. Read More

Bernie Sanders defends Hillary Clinton after audio leak

Bernie Sanders will campaign Wednesday in Madison and Green Bay for Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold. In such dire circumstances, she said in a reference to Sanders' advocacy of healthcare reform on a European model, idealism had taken root as "a deep desire" to "go as far as, you know, Scandinavia , whatever that means". Read More