by | October 09, 2018 | 11:29

De Bruyne was nominated for helping City win the Premier League and Belgium reach the World Cup semi-finals. For six years it combined with world football's governing body to become the FIFA Ballon d'Or . Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin also make the final nominees, released throughout Monday by French magazine France Football .

by | October 09, 2018 | 09:09

Price, a very good pitcher with a decade's worth of big-league experience, went 16-7 with a strong 3.58 ERA in the 2018 regular season. Yankees: CF Aaron Hicks hopes to be back in the lineup after missing Game 2 because of right hamstring tightness, but Boone said it was unclear if the leg might need another day to deal.

by | October 08, 2018 | 12:59

It led to Anfield being shrouded in a cloak of caution. He said: "I've missed a few, but it is part of football". "If you play so quick they are much better than us". Today they weren't at their best. They now sit level at the top of table, with Chelsea, on 20 points after eight games of the season. Unlike last season, Klopp could not call on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to penetrate City with runs from midfield due to the former Arsenal player's long-term knee injury lay-off.

by | October 08, 2018 | 12:58

The former Borussia Dortmund forward completed his epic brace at stoppage time after being perfectly set up by Ramsey. Arsenal went into the game at Craven Cottage in confident mood after a run of five straight league victories and took the lead after 29 minutes when Lacazette started and finished a sweeping move.

by | October 07, 2018 | 11:45

With that in mind, this is the starting XI Jose Mourinho has chosen for Saturday's match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. The Champions League outing represented an improved performance for the Red Devils and given his XIs have been changing with the wind over this recent hard patch, Mourinho would be wise to stick with the same line-up, minus Antonio Valencia - who often left United exposed down the right against Los Che - for the promising Diogo Dalot.

by | October 07, 2018 | 10:40

Ahead of their return this weekend, Guardiola said he hoped there would be no repeat of the ugly scenes that left them needing a replacement bus for the return journey. "They deserve all the praise they get". "I didn't want to lose at Napoli but, if you ask me which is the best preparation mood wise, it's losing a game".

by | October 05, 2018 | 12:53

Shaw is the seventh youngest global batsman to score his first Test century. Winning the toss and opting to bat on a batting-friendly track, India got off to a bad start as they lost their opener Lokesh Rahul with just three runs on the board but went on to finish the first session at 133/1.

by | October 05, 2018 | 08:57

Brewers get it done with the 3-1 victory as they have home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs. The atmosphere here should be nothing short of electric. "I think he's equipped in so many ways to handle this, and perhaps most importantly, he's equipped with awesome stuff and the ability to dominate big league hitters because he's such a talented pitcher", manager Aaron Boone said.

by | October 05, 2018 | 08:43

Meanwhile, Pujara poked at a wide ball and fell for 86 off 130 balls, giving fast bowler Sherman Lewis his first test wicket. If India is banking on the "tinge of green", West Indies also has the likes of Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder, who could certainly prove effective on a tad bouncy surface.

by | October 04, 2018 | 12:59

After busting out for an 8-0 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the New York Yankees ending up witnessing a game that got a lot more exciting than it needed to be. Manager Aaron Boone said the Yankees were being cautious with Judge, who returned from the disabled list September 14 with a wrist fracture. "And for me the way I look at it, if there's a playoff atmosphere on the line where somebody can get knocked out, that's a heck of an environment to pitch in".

by | October 04, 2018 | 08:55

Messi aimed for the same post he had hit twice earlier, and this time found the side netting. The home team were somehow still alive until stoppage time when Messi completed the scoring. "If we can get them on their feet as soon as possible, create some chances and take one or two it would put us in a great position". Messi and Co.

by | October 03, 2018 | 13:29

We can spend all day predicting who is going to win this game and the NL West but, at the end of the day, this is the Dodgers and the Rockies; two teams who have had their share of struggles this season, but find themselves facing each other in a regular-season tiebreaker.

by | October 03, 2018 | 13:20

The Champions League match between Hoffenheim and Manchester City will be broadcast live on TNT. In light of the home defeat by Lyon in City's opening game, Guardiola was especially pleased. The Spanish forward struck from a narrow angle with three minutes remaining after pouncing on a loose ball ahead of 21-year-old defender Stefan Posch .

by | October 03, 2018 | 12:50

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he almost became a teammate of Barcelona's Lionel Messi at Espanyol in 2005. "It's a good chance to win and focus on ourselves, maybe there's some pressure, but we want to show that people are wrong", Kane said in his pre-match press conference.

by | October 03, 2018 | 12:21

Dodgers: 7-3, .303 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 38 runs. The 1946 pennant was also decided by a best-of-three tiebreaker, with the Cardinals beating Brooklyn in two straight. Davis, however, was getting attention for a different reason Sunday . Although much has been made about the Rockies recent hot streak, it's worth noting that they have been playing non-contending teams.

by | October 03, 2018 | 11:55

A few days later, Napoli called me because Klopp had sent them an email inviting me, at their expense, to see the return fixture in Germany. "Because we all know what you all would make of all the things I could say about this". Even more so if the hosts play as they did in the first 25 minutes at Juventus when they produced some fantastic attacking football with great combinations and intensity against a well-organised team, who were made to suffer as a result.

by | October 03, 2018 | 11:14

After executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward denied Mourinho the chance to sign a centre-back over the summer, the United boss has continued to criticise his lack of depth at the back in nearly every press conference. The former Chelsea coach is clearly unhappy at the club and has been for some time now and this latest attack from a rival player is only going to crank up the pressure another notch.

by | October 03, 2018 | 09:41

And, though Mourinho says losing is not a problem, he says he will not accept players that aren't giving their all. While the majority of match-going United supporters have remained fully behind Mourinho, and he has praised them for their support, that tide is turning and home games with Valencia and Newcastle are considered vital ahead of the global break.

by | October 03, 2018 | 09:28

Should the game be extended, Cole Hamels, Kyle Hendricks and Mike Montgomery also are available Tuesday night behind scheduled starter Jon Lester . "We're not dead in the water", Maddon said. He'll be welcomed by an experienced Cubs bunch that includes NL RBI leader Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo , who has been hitting just under.320 since June 26.

by | October 02, 2018 | 16:59

Since when did he decide he would throw his players under the bus? In the wake of Saturday's dismal 3-1 defeat against West Ham , Mata has opted to put his blog on hold while the team fight to regain their focus amid rumblings of a schism between Jose Mourinho and his senior players.