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Steven Strasburg (15-4, 2.52 ERA) will take the mound for the Nationals in Game 1 . New this year are the watch parties - scheduled for Friday and Saturday when Games 1 and 2 of the series are played on the road - on the plaza outside Wrigley Field; the city is putting together a security plan to handle the crowds who show up to watch the games, which will be shown on the plaza's video board.
  • Paul Dunne puts St Andrews scars behind him with opening 67

    Paul Dunne puts St Andrews scars behind him with opening 67

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    Few would have said there the possibility of that happening at the outset of 2017. There was the 360-yard drive on the par-four 18th that ended seven feet from the pin and elicited the day's biggest cheer. On that occasion Dunne held a share of the lead after three rounds, but eventually fell away to finish in a tie for 30th. Colsaerts, playing Kingsbarns, recovered from a double-bogey at the fourth to birdie four of his next five holes before picking up a shot at the 12th and closing his ...
  • Germany and England qualify for World Cup

    Germany and England qualify for World Cup

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    While he'll never be a Gabriel Jesus or an Alexis Sanchez in terms of blistering speed, Kane is definitely no longer a slouch, and that's testament to his desire to improve to try and give himself just another attribute in his arsenal. On the bench, Southgate had Harry Winks and Jake Livermore, so hardly players of the calibre of De Bruyne and certainly not in the same class as Gascoigne and Scholes or Lampard and Gerrard.
  • Mourinho warns Man Utd that season could still end badly

    Mourinho warns Man Utd that season could still end badly

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    Now at Old Trafford, Mourinho marked his first campaign with the Red Devils by leading them to the English League Cup and UEFA Europa League trophy last term, although the side fell flat in the top-flight title race after finishing in sixth.
  • England vs Slovenia World Cup Qualifying UEFA

    England vs Slovenia World Cup Qualifying UEFA

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    Some judges believe that Rashford can be England's version of France forward Kylian Mbappe, with his pace, trickery and eye for goal making him a mercurial part of Southgate's squad. "They have to win the game", the England boss said . Slovenia has won three matches and lost two matches. Today's World Cup Qualifying UEFA match between England and Slovenia .
  • Lacazette Reveals Why He Won't Match His Lyon Goals Tally

    Lacazette Reveals Why He Won't Match His Lyon Goals Tally

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    The French worldwide joined the Gunners this summer for a reported fee of £50 million, becoming their new record signing - a title once held by Mesut Ozil. "We've seen some fantastic finishes so far from him and I'm sure there will be many , many more to come as well, so it's exciting times for him personally and for us to have him here".
  • Redknapp wants Kane to keep England armband

    Redknapp wants Kane to keep England armband

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    Winger Raheem Sterling has the determination to replicate his domestic form for the England national side, manager Gareth Southgate has said ahead of Thursday's penultimate World Cup qualifier against Slovenia . England have problems in goal , in defence and in midfield, but despite those shortcomings, they will always have a chance with Kane and Rashford in the forward line, as Kane proved with his stoppage-time victor against Slovenia .
  • Ballparks Set the Stage for 2017 MLB Playoff Action

    Ballparks Set the Stage for 2017 MLB Playoff Action

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    Gray will face Trevor Bauer while Sabathia will face Cy Young contender Corey Kluber . There have been plenty of growing pains-Sanchez's adventures behind home plate, Judge's terrible second-half slump and Greg Bird's injury-marred season-but these young players far succeeded expectations this season, and they're capable of competing with the league's best.
  • Ty Montgomery, several other injured Packers on practice field Wednesday

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    The Cowboys were 3-1 at this time past year. The Packers still haven't proven that they can stop a good offense on the road. The total has gone over in 14 of the Packers' last 20 games against the Cowboys . "I thought he looked good yesterday". During that streak, they had allowed opponents to score an average of 17.6 points per game; they allowed the Rams to score 35.
  • The Longest World Series Droughts

    The Longest World Series Droughts

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    The Nationals have never won a postseason series. Those folks who said no were surely in for a treat as the Dodgers went 1-16 over their next few games before a 12-6 "rebound" to finish the season 104-58, well below the record . In Bryce Harper's opinion, they're the favorites. Sure, sign me up. And what a scene it would be if ex-teammates Verlander and Scherzer faced off in the World Series.
  • Chicago Cubs Keys to NLDS Victory via Baseball Tonight's Adnan Virk

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    Whether the coffee will be stronger than the opinions remains to be seen, and maybe it's all but decided. They have spent nearly a year trying to thwart a California man's desire to claim the two sayings and almost 11 months countering IL inhabitants' interest in trademarking "Defend the W".
  • Hornets' Nicolas Batum has elbow tear, will miss 6-8 weeks

    Hornets' Nicolas Batum has elbow tear, will miss 6-8 weeks

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    His absence will be a blow to a Hornets team looking to bounce back into the playoff picture after their season came crashing down midway through past year. After a disappointing finish last season, the team expects to make the playoffs in 2018. "He just got tangled up", Charlotte coach Steve Clifford told reporters Thursday.
  • Lewandowski brace makes him Poland's record scorer

    Lewandowski brace makes him Poland's record scorer

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    The goals took Lewandowski's tally during the World Cup qualifying campaign to 14, level with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo for the most in Europe. This is the goal that officially broke the record for Lewandowski , and it was appropriately dumb. Lewandowski finished Armenia off with a tap-in in the 64th minute.
  • Albemarle's Nick Novak Back in National Football League with Chargers

    Albemarle's Nick Novak Back in National Football League with Chargers

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    During his four years with the Chargers overall, Novak made 36 of is 47 field goals from 40 yards or longer, and converted 11 of his 17 attempts from 50 yards or greater, with his longest being a 53-yarder in 2011. The 86-percent completion rate is behind only Nate Kaeding's franchise-leading 87-percent field goal conversion. Koo was just 3 of 6 on field-goal attempts this season, missing last-minute field goals in both Week 1 and Week 2.
  • Analyst's Take on Kemet Corp (KEM) and Dynavax Technologies (DVAX)

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    Vivo Capital, LLC owns 359,827 shares valued at $3,472,000. Abiomed Inc now has $7.48 billion valuation . Out of rating recommendations 0 have given the stock a Buy while 1 recommend the stock as Outperform. 55 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. $1.00 million worth of Molina Healthcare, Inc. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 178,123 shares in its portfolio.
  • Register to vote by October 10 for election

    Register to vote by October 10 for election

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    Will you be out of town during all the hours of voting on Election Day? Same-day voter registration is available at early-voting sites. Do you have a physical disability that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day? They also can check on their status at the local voter registrar's office, 502 North 1st Street, in Lamesa.
  • Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick

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    The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys engaged in a playoff shootout in January that will remain in the memory of both teams' fans for quite some time. Aaron Rodgers in particular is now sitting at 66.9% pass completion for 1,146 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions thus far this season. He completed 15-of-21 passes - including all four of his touchdowns - within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage against Chicago.
  • NRA Calls on ATF to Review Legality of Bump Fire Stocks

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    However, the guns that the alleged Las Vegas shooter used were semi-automatic guns, modified to fire as if they were automatic. Authorities are still looking for a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Oct.
  • The 3 most impressive Premier League managers so far this season

    The 3 most impressive Premier League managers so far this season

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    It's the latest step in the manager's bid to change the club's mentality. But that has not stopped them from privately fuming about the arrangements in Britain. Only Pompey under Paul Hart have waited as long as Palace for their first points of a Premier League campaign, losing their first seven games before eventually recording a win over Wolves in their eighth.
  • Sports Illustrated projects Oklahoma State to play Texas A&M in a bowl

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    Oklahoma State would absolutely roll the Aggies in a bowl game, that much is certain. "They run the ball very effectively and they've got really good running backs". An even bigger concern for the Aggies might be their inconsistent defense that's tasked with slowing down Alabama's multi-dimensional offense. Holcombe said the unit gets ready for quarterbacks such as Mond in practice against Hurts, who leads Alabama with 461 rushing yards.