• European Union urges India to finalize free trade pact at 14th annual summit
European Union urges India to finalize free trade pact at 14th annual summit

Among other issues, the European Union and India discussed the fight against terrorism, the North Korean nuclear program, the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean and other world and regional economic, political and security problems. On his part, Tusk said that both India and the European Union have agreed to develop the political dimension of...

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  • Gareth Bale absence won't affect Wales, says Chris Coleman
Gareth Bale absence won't affect Wales, says Chris Coleman

Wales travel to Tblisi for the first of their final two qualifications matches, where a win will be enough to secure a top two finish in their group, if the Republic of Ireland fail to beat Moldova. "Apart from Bale , Chris Coleman has got a full squad to choose from". Now we need another. "That's the attitude we'll have tomorrow, no doubt"...

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  • Form Dunne shares Alfred Dunhill lead with Colsaerts
Form Dunne shares Alfred Dunhill lead with Colsaerts

He walked into the breakfast room at the Old Course hotel where Johann Rupert, the South African who runs this event like his own private tournament, told Rory he was being fined because he was wearing a cap. There's little chance of Dunne desiring any sort of rest after yesterday's five-under-par 67 at St Andrews to end the opening day in a share ...

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  • Argentina misses world cup for the first time in 48 years
Argentina misses world cup for the first time in 48 years

The odds of La Albiceleste booking their ticket to Russian Federation are a lot lower following their 0-0 draw at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires today. It was a welcome result for La Roja who were under severe pressure following losses in the previous two fixtures against Bolivia and Paraguay . This is a game that Argentina must win, espec...

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  • 'Catalonia independence from Spain just days away'
'Catalonia independence from Spain just days away'

Catalan pro-referendum supporters vowed Saturday to ignore a police ultimatum to leave the schools they are occupying for use in a referendum vote on seeking independence from Spain. Carlos Puigdemont told the BBC late Tuesday that the declaration will come a couple days after all the votes from the contentious poll have been counted, including t...

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  • Last-gasp Skrtel own gives Scotland hope
Last-gasp Skrtel own gives Scotland hope

It looked like being a frustrating night for the Tartan Army, who twice hit the crossbar in a frenetic second half, but Skrtel diverted the ball past his keeper in the closing stages. "I think we're way past that now". We got all these great performances and the footballing Gods have made a decision to give us a victory'. Either side of the red c...

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  • Saudis want S-400 system from Russian Federation
Saudis want S-400 system from Russian Federation

While they agree with each other when it comes to oil, Moscow and Riyadh are on opposite sides of the war in Syria - with Russian Federation supporting Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad and Saudi Arabia backing the opposition. The Saudi courtship of Russian Federation reflects a convergence of interests between the nations, both of which want to...

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  • Jupp, Heynckes is set to be Bayern boss again
Jupp, Heynckes is set to be Bayern boss again

The club could not be immediately reached for a comment. Heynckes confirmed he has met with Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president Uli Hoeness and Director of Sport Hasan Salihamidzic. "I would not have returned to any other club in the world, but FC Bayern Munich is a love affair for me", Heynckes commented on his appointment. My staff...

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  • Jose Altuve Flexes His Muscles and the Astros Flatten Chris Sale
Jose Altuve Flexes His Muscles and the Astros Flatten Chris Sale

The Houston Astros led the American League in runs, hits, doubles, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage (so obviously OPS, too ), total bases and even sac flies. Heading into the series, the pitcher that would start for the third game was up for debate among the media. Having Chris Sale get the start for game 1 seems like th...

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  • Vettel clocks fastest lap in practice for Japanese GP
Vettel clocks fastest lap in practice for Japanese GP

But the gap between the Ferrari and the Mercedes on the faster rubber was only 0.211s here, not the whopping 1.4s it had been last Friday. "It's been an interesting day", said Hamilton . Fittingly, he was fastest from Force India's Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez. The fans are pretty special here - to be out there in the rain. The Scuderia had t...

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  • Thiago saddened by Pique abuse at Spain practice
Thiago saddened by Pique abuse at Spain practice

In a bid to calm the storm surrounding his views on Catalan independence and the Spain national team, Gerard Pique spoke to the media in an honest press conference today. Reports of unrest in the Spain camp because of Pique and Ramos' strained relationship certainly didn't help and now Pique has addressed those rumours, too.

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  • Special-ed teacher's death in Las Vegas shooting sees outpouring of grief
Special-ed teacher's death in Las Vegas shooting sees outpouring of grief

They worked together at the same school for seven years and had been a couple for three years. "She was 33 years old, She had her full life ahead of her when she was taken away from us", Irvine said. "As far as I know she never had an enemy in the world". That was a bright spot in all of this horror - to hear her voice when I opened that year book ...

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  • Alabama football wants 'business trip' to Texas A&M
Alabama football wants 'business trip' to Texas A&M

Oklahoma State would absolutely roll the Aggies in a bowl game, that much is certain. Nick Saban has proven that he is not afraid to open the season against a top school from a Power Five conference almost every year. Running backs Keith Ford and Trayveon Williams added 70 and 56 yards, respectively. The Aggies have freak athletes all ove...

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  • Keys to a Giants' victory against the Chargers
Keys to a Giants' victory against the Chargers

That play was an example of "defensive backs thinking they know what you're running until they don't", as Beckham got open deep with a slant-and-go route that fooled the Bucs' defense. Emmitt Smith punched in a game-winning touchdown. "So, it's just a matter of execution, really". "And there's been quite a few plays where I've gone, 'Phew, still ha...

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  • Pills Shipped to Rock Hill Woman's Home
Pills Shipped to Rock Hill Woman's Home

A stunned woman who ordered a yoga mat through the mail was shocked to find that nearly 20,000 illegal narcotic pills were delivered to her, police said. Each pill is worth around $20 on the street, totaling the entire contents of the box to be worth around $400,000, they said. The woman's neighbor, Nicole Riddle, was reportedly stunned by the de...

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  • Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia will start first two games of ALDS
Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia will start first two games of ALDS

A new one, the only one, is about to begin. In what many thought would be a rebuilding year, the Bombers won 91 games - outscoring their opponents in 2017 by 198 runs, second only to the Indians +254 margin in major leagues . Cleveland led the majors with a 3.30 team ERA and a 2.89 bullpen mark. The Yankees announced that Sonny Gray wi...

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  • Barcelona match should have been called off: Pep Guardiola
Barcelona match should have been called off: Pep Guardiola

A Catalan spokesman said more than 750,000 votes could not be counted because polling stations were closed and urns were confiscated. Pep Guardiola has insisted Sunday's match between Barcelona and Las Palmasshould not have gone ahead at all " Why can't we learn from the British, who have had many more years of democracy than us?" Las Palm...

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  • Manchester City's John Stones wants to repay Pep Guardiola's faith in him
Manchester City's John Stones wants to repay Pep Guardiola's faith in him

He is in great form for his club and he's raring to go and bring that into worldwide football. Hart is in a battle for the England jersey with Stoke's Jack Butland, Everton's Jordan Pickford and Southampton's Fraser Forster all challenging him after some uncertain performances for the national team.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo sells one of his Ballon d'Ors
Cristiano Ronaldo sells one of his Ballon d'Ors

Ronaldo quit Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2009 after Los Blancos offered a then world record fee of £80m (which, less than a decade later seems an nearly insignificant fee). 'I think we're both enjoying our football at the moment, we're both having our say in the games, and it's good for us, good for the manager, good fo...

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  • Real Madrid keen on Harry Kane
Real Madrid keen on Harry Kane

The striker is one goal behind Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League Golden Boot standings after two goals in a dominant performance against Huddersfield at the weekend, and this interest from Real Madrid further cements his world-class status.

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  • Catalonia will declare independence within days, regional leader says
Catalonia will declare independence within days, regional leader says

There were people who wanted to vote and they've been attacked with violence. Voters in Catalonia, a region with its own distinct language and culture, approved an independence referendum on Sunday. "What happened on October 1 has fired up independence feeling that will never die", said 18-year-old student Monica Ventinc, who attended a pro...

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  • Eagles feel fan love during 26-24 road win over Chargers
Eagles feel fan love during 26-24 road win over Chargers

The Chargers were helped by the Eagles on their first possession of the second half after untimely defense and poor tackling over the Chargers down the field. "Especially to be where we're at, starting with three of the first four games on the road". There were some positive signs, for whatever those are worth.

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  • Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman out multiple games due to injury
Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman out multiple games due to injury

However, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that Norman would be further evaluated on Tuesday. He made his presence felt in the second quarter with a big hit on Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce . The Redskins are off to a pretty nice start this season at 2-1, and that's mainly because of the defensive effort they've put out. So, needless to say ...

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  • Manchester United Doing All Things Right Before Real Tests Kick In
Manchester United Doing All Things Right Before Real Tests Kick In

Manchester City and Manchester United lead the way, but can expect to have Tottenham and Chelsea pounce on any potential slip up over the coming weeks. United will return to action after the global break with a stern test of their credentials, with Mourinho's men due at Anfield on October 14 to face old adversaries Liverpool .

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  • WWE 2K18 won't have paid microtransactions, says 2K
WWE 2K18 won't have paid microtransactions, says 2K

WWE 2K18 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 17, 2017. 2K Games' upcoming wrestling title, WWE 2K18 has been confirmed to have absolutely no microtransactions. Bronze , Silver , and Gold Loot Cases will cost 2,500, 5,000, and 10,000 VC, respectively. The more victories, the higher you go in the...

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  • Derek Carr suffered a broken back vs. Denver Broncos
Derek Carr suffered a broken back vs. Denver Broncos

The Baltimore Ravens will travel cross-country this weekend to face the Oakland Raiders , who will be without their starting quarterback. And then come the now undefeated Kansas City Chiefs for a Thursday night game. What to expect from E.J. Manuel: He is what he is - a former first-round bust. Manuel hasn't won a start since 2014, though he...

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  • Raiders quarterback Carr to miss at least two games
Raiders quarterback Carr to miss at least two games

The Raiders hope to be Super Bowl contenders. In just a matter of days, Raiders fans have to answer serious questions about their team and whether or not they'll even make the playoffs. The defense has improved but likely can not carry the load with Carr sidelined. Manuel, 27, was a first-round pick of the Bills in 2013. Manuel has played in 29...

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  • Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees in AL Wild Card
Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees in AL Wild Card

Dozier also hit.316 against the Yankees this year and can change the game with one swing of his bat, so definitely give him strong consideration in putting together your lineup. That's probably the best 'pen in baseball, and if Girardi wanted to, he could essentially make the entire game a bullpen game, pulling Severino after a couple of inning...

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  • NBA Scraps East Vs. West All-Star Game Format, Captains Will Pick Teams
NBA Scraps East Vs. West All-Star Game Format, Captains Will Pick Teams

As the Western Conference has had the upper hand on the court against the East over the past decade-plus - the East has won a higher percentage of interconference matchups just once (in 2008-09) since the start of the 2000s - so too, naturally, has the West had the lion's share of the star talent in the National Basketball Association.

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  • Indian Team prepared for the challenge, says Captain Amarjeet Singh
Indian Team prepared for the challenge, says Captain Amarjeet Singh

In order to prepare for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 in India, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) organised tours for the India U-17s wherein the side faced Macedonia, Serbia and Benfica amongst others. Ceppi was not forthcoming when asked to compare the preparation between India and his home country Chile, which has hosted the last edition o...

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  • 3 militants, trooper killed as fidayeen storm BSF camp near Srinagar Airport
3 militants, trooper killed as fidayeen storm BSF camp near Srinagar Airport

He said the militants had managed to enter through the Friends Enclave residential area and from there they had crossed the road to attack the camp. The body of the second terrorist is yet to be retrieved. Flight operations have been suspended till security clearance. At 3:45am, fidayeen attackers entered the BSF camp located near the Srinag...

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  • Rams continue strong start to season
Rams continue strong start to season

One seemingly obvious rout had to be yesterday's battle between the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams , which, back before we knew any better, clearly looked like it would be a Cowboys' runaway win. With 1:55 left on the clock, Prescott was given the football to lead the Cowboys to a 3-1 record. Packers' quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, t...

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  • Todd Gurley, Rams Erase 11-Point Deficit to Stun Dak Prescott, Cowboys
Todd Gurley, Rams Erase 11-Point Deficit to Stun Dak Prescott, Cowboys

The Los Angeles Rams star carved the Cowboys defense and helped erase a double-digit deficit. His passer rating of 112.2 is third-best in the NFL and has risen 48.6 points from 2016 to 2017 - would be the largest increase in passer rating from Year 1 to Year 2 since the 1970 merger, per NFL Research.

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  • Gareth Bale could miss Spurs game with injury worse than feared
Gareth Bale could miss Spurs game with injury worse than feared

The award was given in recognition not only of Gunter's season but his career as a whole, the 28-year-old having made 81 appearances for Wales during his career and not missing a match for his country over the course of the last 56 worldwide fixtures.

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  • Bale out - Wales without Madrid man for final two qualifiers
Bale out - Wales without Madrid man for final two qualifiers

Such speculation was later confirmed by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), who announced that their talisman was sent for another scan following discussions with Los Blancos and that the results indicated he would not be available for matches in Tbilisi and Cardiff.

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