Ronaldo is favourite to retain the crown, which would see the Real Madrid and Portugal forward pull level with Messi in winning it five times. The Frenchman was named as a nominee earlier this morning alongside PSG's Neymar , Juve's Paulo Dybala, and Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Marcelo.
Should Lukaku aggravate his ankle injury problem in the dead rubber ahead of such an important Premier League clash, though, you can be sure Mourinho will have plenty to say about it. Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has declared Lukaku "100 per cent fit" in a tonic for United manager Jose Mourinho who is already without midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini for the Anfield tussle.
Spanish Tennis star Rafael Nadal on Monday topped the ATP rankings list and continued his dominance in the world of the sport. It's a 500 event. He now has more than 2,360 points over Roger Federer . The second ATP World Tour final of the season in Beijing will boost his chance for the year-end tournament. 'Thanks to all my team for supporting me, it's great to have a great team behind me during the whole season.
For the season, he's hit on 64.9 percent of his passes (74-of-114), good for 811 yards and seven scores. Watson wound up throwing for five touchdowns. No one has turned the ball over since Hunt's very first carry in week one and contributions from role players like Albert Wilson , Charcandrick West and the now-injured Chris Conley have been extremely valuable.
After a 48-14 home loss to Minnesota on September 9, Andersen went public with his frustration over how things were going early in the season. Andersen lasted just 30 games at Oregon State, going a dismal 7-23 with a 3-18 mark in Pac-12 games.
The Browns , behind the strong running of Crowell, moved to the Jets' 4, but they came up empty again when Jets safety Marcus Maye intercepted a pass intended for tight end Seth DeValve at the NY 2. I'm not here just to get players better. McCown was 23 of 30 for 194 yards, two touchdowns and one pick. You think Garrett was eager to make an impact? He finished with two sacks in limited time.
The Red Devils will be hoping to have Lukaku back in action for their crunch clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime. "I haven't received a phone call from Jose Mourinho ". Juan Mata has bemoaned Marouane Fellaini's injury for Belgium during the worldwide break, wishing his teammate a speedy recovery. Manchester United are reportedly fearful that star midfielder Paul Pogba is facing another two months on the sidelines with a troublesome hamstring injury.
Even though, Paa Kwasi Fabin has earlier indicated that there are no star players in his team, Mohammed Aminu of WAFA, Kudus Mohammed and Sadiq Ibrahim were outstanding in our first game against Columbia. "Certainly, we will do our best and look forward to playing in the World Cup". "We do not want to give any excuses, because we are just looking at football".
In 2014, a teenaged Kyrgios burst into the limelight when he upset Nadal 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon. Nadal , a two-time Grand Slam champion this year, never appeared in danger of losing to Kyrgios despite the fiery Australian making an encouraging start to the encounter.
The Huskies are ranked fifth and were one of the last four teams standing last season. We expect Michigan to squeak out a win, but we like Michigan State against a double-digit spread. The Spartans are 3-1 against the spread this season, while the Wolverines are 2-2 against the spread. Then the rain came. John O' Korn , who was picked off three times Saturday, is not the answer.
DeBartolo Sr. TIttle was a superstar quarterback whose pro career spanned 17 seasons with the Baltimore Colts , San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants . Tittle's numbers gradually started to slide throughout the following three years, which drove the 49ers to trust his vocation was finished. According to ESPN, he is one of eight players to throw for seven touchdowns in a game.
Rahul had also nearly equalised for India in the 55th minute. His header got India back on level terms in the 80th minute, but Colombia restored their lead in a flash in the 82nd through their hero of the match Juan Penaloza . The physical advantage that Colombia enjoys against the hosts will be a major factor on Monday. Penaloza opened the scoring for Colombia, who had lost their opener to Ghana, with a superb left footer that found the net in the 49th minute.
Kante was at the heart of Antonio Conte's side which stormed to the 2016/17 Premier League title and the France global won the PFA Player of the Year for his efforts last season. Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has this morning been named on the thirty-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award. The remaining announcements will be at 16:50, 17:35 and 18:15.
That said, Penn State needs to get its running game going in the upcoming bye week because its margin for error in the Big Ten has run out: In two weeks the Nittany Lions host No. Overall, that's a pretty good day. Barkley finished with 75 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions, who improved to 6-0 on the season.
Giroud is recognised for his incredible scorpion-kick goal scored against Crystal Palace in January. The Frenchman had moved ahead of Alexis Sanchez's inswinging cross but somehow managed to volley the ball into the net via the underside of the crossbar with an effort which is known as the "scorpion kick".
Jupp Heynckes has ordered Arturo Vidal to fly back to Munich as the new Bayern coach begins his fourth spell in charge of the German champions, according to reports in Germany. Despite almost five decades of experience as a player and a coach, Heynckes admits he has taken on "a hard task". Heynckes said there had been a clear hierarchy at the club under former players like Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm.
So the Nationals get maybe a psychological edge in having a legit ace pitch Game 3 in a series tied, 1-1. "When I get on the mound tomorrow, I'm fully anticipating being able to throw a hundred pitches". Scherzer has been, shall we say, antsy. "He's known for the big moment". He was only 4 for 25 overall in the regular season and playoffs after coming back until that key, possibly series-altering, at-bat.
In fact, their current 16 World Cup qualifying wins in a row equals their own record as West Germany , set between 1969 and 1985 (they made the 1974 and 1978 finals automatically as hosts and holders respectively). "We did it well, great, 10 wins, best goal difference ", Loew said. "It will be hard to become world champions twice". Schalke midfielder Goretzka said: "I think we were very consistent throughout the qualifiers and we deserved to qualify with a flawless record".
It remained 1-0 until half-time, following a comfortable 45 minutes for Southgate's men. "Hopefully we can learn from the experience and take it into the World Cup ". Whilst you may have a lot of central midfielders, if they all play a defensive role for their club it's not useful. The most pressure these guys get is when they play fro England .
The 23-year-old, who is set to rise from number 15 to nine in the world, sank to her knees on the hard court when she finally sealed victory in the second-set tie break. Kyrgios , who is known for his big serves, took the attack to Zverev early in the match and decimated him 63, 7-5. He had Nadal in trouble down break point only for a backhand that clipped the line to be called out.
I thought about winning this first race of the round, the pressure coming off. Just a never give-up attitude with these guys. "I don't always claim to be right", Earnhardt said, "but I think in transparency in conversation and compassion you can learn from others".
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who had to raise the fitness standard of the team, gave proof of his fitness and accuracy by sending back Daniel Christian by a direct hit on Saturday during first T 20 match against Australia. The rain came down with Australia struggling on 118 for eight in 18.4 overs after being tied down by India's spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
After Pence walked out of the game, the White House issued a statement from Pence in which he said Americans should rally around the flag. Pence was attending a game in his home state of in between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers .
Martial has rediscovered his finest form after a hard second season at Old Trafford, scoring five and laying on another five assists for his teammates. The Spanish outlet claims that the Frenchman is "on the agenda" of the Catalan giants, who are attracted by his youthfulness and proven quality. Martial is said to be an "ambitious goal" for Barcelona and fits the rough profile the club are looking for.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting Watt is out for the season as a result of the injury, according to a source . Watt initially remained on his knees before rolling over on his back and displaying obvious discomfort. Prior to the start of the 2014 season, the Texans and Watt agreed to a six-year contract extension , worth $100 million. It is tough luck for the Texans defensive end, who missed all but three games last season after undergoing two back surgeries.
Joachim Löw's charges, already assured of a place at next summer's finals in Russian Federation, finished off in Group C by maintaining their 100 per cent record in qualification and ending with an unprecedented goal difference of +39. Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is helped off the field after picking up an injury on Germany duty. After several near misses, Wagner finally scored with a header to Julian Brandt's cross in the 54th.
Jerry Jones issued some of the strongest comments yet from an NFL owner about protests during the national anthem. The topic was raised after Vice President Mike Pence left Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers after more than 20 Niners knelt during the national anthem with their hands over their hearts, as was the case the previous week .? "We're going to respect the flag and I'm going to create the perception of it".
With that, here are five takeaways from the Bills loss to the Bengals. Cincinnati held on late, despite Andy Dalton tossing two interceptions. Taylor got flushed out of the pocket as the Bengals rushed four men and dropped seven and as he ran out of time running to his right he hit running back LeSean McCoy right at the sticks for the first down working against back-up safety Clayton Fedjelem.
Dellin Betances ook the loss in relief. On Tuesday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi could do nothing wrong, expertly navigating his bullpen through more than eight innings of relief pitching. In three starts vs. the Yankees this year, Bauer is 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA. "When you're at home rehabbing", he told MLB.com , "you start to question whether you'll ever step foot back out on a baseball field, and if you'll be able to run the same, if you'll be able to hit the same - basically ...
On Sunday, ESPN reported Dannon had signed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to pitch the product. Rapoport added that Newton's main sponsors - Under Armour, Beats by Dre and Gatorade - stuck with him, sources said, despite Dannon distancing itself from the quarterback.
Charlotte is the only track on the Cup circuit where he hasn't won. Larson wound up 11th for the restart after one of his crewmen slipped when servicing the auto and Harvick was back up to second. It's his first pole of the season. "But he's learning how to deal with it and go on". Rookie Daniel Suarez, defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson , Ryan Blaney, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson completed the top 10.
Rookie S Jamal Adams one of four safeties with three or more tackles for a loss, sack. With starter Matt Forte out for the second consecutive game with turf toe, the Jets will start Bilal Powell and pair him with rookie Elijah McGuire .
Ryan Giggs has offered a scathing assessment of the England squad, claiming that Harry Winks is someone who only got the call-up and game for England because there was a lack of other players available for manager Gareth Southgate. After scoring on his first full start against France in November 2015, Alli has managed just one goal, against Malta in 2016, in 17 further appearances for England.
Despite the fact that safety Adrian Colbert (hamstring), linebacker Reuben Foster (ankle), safety Eric Reid (knee) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (groin) didn't practice this week and are not expected to play on Sunday, the 49ers have some confidence on the defensive side of the ball.
He stayed on the sideline for the second half. With 3:13 left in the first half, and the Browns driving, Kizer rolled right and threw it right into the hands of Jets safety Marcus Maye while looking for tight end Seth DeValve. The second-round selection has struggled mightily in the first five games of the season, throwing three touchdowns against nine picks. It's not great that Kizer hasn't had a good showing to start the season, but there's still clearly issues on the Browns offense.