Gilmour, St. Louis and others weigh in on Matthews' debut

Sure, the Leafs lost 5-4 in overtime to the hometown Ottawa Senators. Matthews, who scored the first goal of the game in addition to providing the lead 4-3 to the visitors with three seconds left in the second period, did better than the four players with hat tricks in their first outing, or Alex Smart (1943), Réal Cloutier (1979), Fabian Brunnstrom (2008) and Derek Stepan (2010). Read More

Bumgarner's arm, Gillaspie's homer lift Giants past Mets

Bumgarner's arm, Gillaspie's homer lift Giants past Mets

Syndergaard threw seven innings, allowing two hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts. San Francisco did not score until the top half of the ninth inning when they tagged NY closer Jeurys Familia for three runs courtesy of a three-run home run by third baseman Conor Gillaspie . Read More

Despite bye, Michigan moves up to No. 3

Despite bye, Michigan moves up to No. 3

No. 2 Ohio State's 30-23 overtime victory over No. 8 Wisconsin Saturday night was a game of firsts. Peavy had 67 yards on five carries and a 24-yard touchdown on his only first-half reception. The Badgers had amassed 170 rushing yards by halftime. The defense , though still playing at high Wisconsin standards, did not play with the same precision that they had in weeks prior with several key missed tackles and fewer big defensive plays. Read More

Man Utd face a threat in Europa League clash, says Luke Shaw

Robin Van Persie is set to return to Old Trafford with Fenerbahce tomorrow night, and he holds a unusual place in the heart of Manchester United's fans. "I think we've got a fantastic squad that is ready and capable of challenging". So there you have it. Robin Van Persie hates Arsenal. "I know that, and it is up to me to take them", he said. Read More

Ander Herrera "proud" of Manchester United despite draw against Liverpool

The best news tonight is we have one point more and a clean sheet, nothing else. "We lost patience much too early, that was the first problem, and then our passing game was not good anymore". "We knew we had to be patient because it was going to be tough". "They know we're a really strong team, so that's a compliment for us". "The obvious reason for that is the way that he wants them to play without the ball". Read More

Man City profits up, in 'critical new phase' under Guardiola

Man City profits up, in 'critical new phase' under Guardiola

Alejandro Moreno and Mark Donaldson wonder if Neymar is better off at Barcelona or leaving the shadow of Lionel Messi. The Daily Mail reported that Joe Hart was shown the exit door due to the shortfalls in his distribution, so it is no surprise that Guardiola targeted two goalkeepers from former club Barcelona who are renown for their qualities in possession. Read More

Governor Sandoval bill signing

Governor Sandoval bill signing

Three-fourths of the owners of the NFL's 32 teams must approve any proposal to move a team. The Republican governor joined lawmakers and Raiders owner Mark Davis for a Monday ceremony at the university. The Raiders signed a lease extension agreement in April that keeps the team at the Oakland Coliseum at least through the end of this year and possibly for two additional years. Read More

Neymar agrees new Barca deal

Javier Mascherano finally signed his new deal with Barcelona on Monday morning (15 October), while his teammate Neymar will do the same on Friday. The news comes as a surprise given Barcelona previously announced the deal back in July . Read More

Cam Newton a full participant in practice Thursday

Anybody watching this game is not going to be unsatisfied. "That's one thing about Cam Newton", Rivera said . "That's his game", Shula said on Thursday. "Drew puts his clothes on the same way we do - one leg at a time with his trousers, and one arm at a time with his shirt", Williams said. PANTHERS offense is averaging about a TD less per game from its NFL-best 31.2-point average last season. Read More

Nats' season ends with bad decisions in NLDS Game 5 loss

Lester pitched 15 innings of one-run ball in two starts against Los Angeles this year, and the Dodgers hit.213 against lefty pitching overall. There was the freakish decision of Jayson Werth trying to score on a double in the sixth inning , only to be thrown out at the plate by 20 feet. Read More

WC2018: England lucky to land point in Slovenia

WC2018: England lucky to land point in Slovenia

But we dug in on an intense night and took a point. "On the night it is a disappointing result but we have to look at the bigger picture and we are trying to qualify for Russian Federation". In other matches in the group, Slovakia beat Scotland 3-0 and Lithuania best Malta 2-0. We owe our goalkeeper for an outstanding performance. "I am not 35 or 36 where you are thinking, 'Can you get back from it?'" "His decision making has been excellent, his use of the ball with his feet has been very, ... Read More

The View From Pluto: Indians Complete a "Remarkable" Sweep of Red Sox

Indians manager Terry Francona, who managed Ortiz and the Red Sox from 2004 to 2011 and won two World Series with Papi, was happy to be on hand for the emotional moment. Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis didn't say they were, but didn't really say they weren't either when he was asked about Porcello and catcher Sandy Leon switching signs prior to the series. Read More

Cubs to start Lester in NLCS Game 1

Cubs to start Lester in NLCS Game 1

Maddon sees more in there for the Cubs rotation, especially Lackey, who hadn't pitched in two full weeks before the NLDS start. In all seriousness, the Cubs are the most complete team in baseball, and although it would not be shocking at all to see the Dodgers win, the Cubs should be the slight favorite in this series. Read More

Bayern's Franck Ribery out 2-3 weeks with muscular problem

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been sidelined for up to three weeks with a fresh injury and will miss Wednesday's Champions League game at home to PSV Eindhoven. Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, scored his first goal for Schalke , thanks to goal-line technology, in a 1-1 draw at Augsburg . Read More

Viral fever rules Raina out of first ODI

Among the batsmen, India's Virat Kohli is now in the second spot while New Zealand's highest ranked batsman is their skipper Kane Williamson. The MS Dhoni-led team will have to win the five ODI series by at least a 4-1 margin to move up a position in the rankings. Read More

Blue Jays manager praises Toronto fans

Miller pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings on one hit, striking out five of the six batters he faced. Ace Clayton Kershaw capped a marathon nine-inning game by getting the last two outs in a 4-3 win over the Nationals in Washington. He pitched well in the series, and the Dodgers won all 3 games he appeared in. Toronto manager John Gibbons didn't want to guess whether Travis would be available for the remainder of the series. Read More

Ryder Cup 2016: US regain title in style to end Europe domination

An inspired United States team reclaimed the Ryder Cup Sunday with a resounding 17-11 victory over Europe at Hazeltine National. All 12 Americans had won at least one point by Saturday evening. We created a very solid foundation this year. Trying to give my all just one last round of golf before I have a little time off. When you are teeing off at 7:35 in the morning and you're seeing people on the first tee with a beer in their hand and matches aren't finishing until 4:30, 5:00 in the ... Read More

Trump, escalating rhetoric, says Clinton "has to go to jail"

Enough, already. Clinton's new swagger and expanded ambitions come as Trump declares he feels unshackled to launch the sort of hard-edged, personal campaign his most ardent supporters love. Bonjean calls himself "a very confused Republican". He's weighing whether to go with Trump or not vote at all. And at the rally in Panama City Beach, Trump declared that hacked emails released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday showed collusion between the Clinton campaign and the Justice Department during an ... Read More

GREEN BAY PACKERS Green Bay Packers rolling behind offensive line

GREEN BAY PACKERS Green Bay Packers rolling behind offensive line

That's only half the problem. Tom Coughlin had to remove Manning from that December 12, 2004, game - one the Giants ended up losing, 37-14 - and there were immediate questions about the staying power of their quarterback. The Packers will likely have to focus on the middle of the defense this week. "I didn't play as well as I needed to last week", Manning said . The Giants have a lot to fix. Read More

LEADING OFF: Washington seeks 1st series win since Senators

LEADING OFF: Washington seeks 1st series win since Senators

Ruiz delivered a two-run pinch-homer with one out in the fifth to cut the gap to 4-3. The Nats have the luxury now of holding Max Scherzer back for Game 5 (if necessary) on Thursday at Nats Park, and manager Dusty Baker said as much . Lopez hasn't started a game since September 4 when he surrendered three runs and six hits in a loss to the New York Mets. But the Nationals bullpen and plenty of left-handed pitching in their arsenal and threw two different southpaws at the Dodgers before ... Read More