That swap was met with immediate ridicule for Minnesota, though it comes across considerably better now. KEYS TO THE GAME: Teammates turned opposition by the September 3 trade that pushed Eagles rookie Carson Wentz into a starting job and Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings equates to mutual familiarity that will fuel the game plan for both sides.
Coming off a fine performance against the Cleveland Browns last week, the three-time Super Bowl MVP followed it up with another stellar display, this time against tougher opposition. "Whether it be a penalty that sets us back, or more importantly a penalty on defense, whatever it is", Lewis said. Stuff like that. We need to eliminate those negative plays and keep the yardage shorter.
That left Matt Barkley to assume quarterback duties for the Bears , and he finished 6-of-15 for 81 yards and two interceptions. The undefeated Vikings are definitely the team to catch in the NFC North, but the Packers did their best Thursday night to stay in the postseason hunt thanks in large part to Davante Adams .
Debutant spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz dazzled on the opening day. The 18-year-old tasted early success with a flighted delivery that disturbed fellow test debutant Ben Duckett's (14) stumps. Joe Root initially led the recovery from 21 for three with trademark counter-attacking verve although Moeen was given a let-off when Bangladesh failed to review an lbw decision that would have gone in their favour - it would prove costly later.
But City boss Guardiola, who also saw Kevin De Bruyne fail from the spot against Everton, is trusting Aguero to make his own decision about who assumes penalty duties. Nolito knows how it feels to play for and against Barcelona . "When you play like Saturday then it is not a good result, but if Barcelona play much better than us maybe it is a good result".
British rider Cal Crutchlow has topped the standings after the first free practice session of the Australian MotoGP at a wet Phillip Island circuit. Rain is now forecast to stick around on Saturday, but clear on Sunday. With Pedrosa out of action after breaking his collarbone in a practice crash last weekend at Motegi, Honda has called up former champion Nicky Hayden to stand in for the Spaniard at Phillip Island.
Every game will have been easy for him, he's won the title four years on the bounce. I am never happy to concede a goal . On returning to his old club, he added: "I knew that working in England, staying in the Premier League, I knew that sooner or later I had to play against Chelsea and I had to go to Stamford Bridge and the computer has decided that it is now".
He is a self-confident boy. He was not depressed. " When I play there with Inter, before that I never lost a match at Stamford Bridge because I had that home record that is still in the Guinness (Book of Records )", Mourinho said . "I have great respect for him", said Chelsea head coach Conte, who was appointed Mourinho's permanent successor in April and began his job in July.
Had a decision been made to expand, it's doubtful that any of the 12 candidates would have received the necessary eight votes for approval. The 11 candidates who were being considered were: Air Force, BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU and Tulane.
Costa struggled for form last season but has started the current campaign in fine fettle, scoring seven goals in eight Premier League appearances. Last season's Premier League Champions have been far from convincing this season. "We have got other players that have come in and are doing a great job in that position and there's no point dwelling on the past and dwelling on N'Golo".
The 29-year-old Crosby was the easy choice as tournament MVP, and with the honour joined Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky as the only players to win the Conn Smythe, Hart Trophy and Canada Cup/World Cup MVP awards. Sullivan discussed the depth that was so formidable previous year, helping the Penguins through all four rounds of the Stanley Cup finals to their eventual win in San Jose.
The Portuguese had an unbeaten home record in the league during his first stint with Chelsea, which lasted from 2004 to 2007, but saw that record end when he returned for a second spell with the Blues. When asked about Chelsea, Mourinho replied: "I don't have to analyse their start to the season. And here we go". "But you look to the table and you see where they are, and they are in a good position".
In the 83rd minutes the United faithful got their wish, good work from Emmanuel Emenike on the left hand side beat Darmian and then fed a low cross into Robin van Persie on his return to Old Trafford, which lead to strong applause and chants from the United fans as well as those travelling.
Rosberg was reminded of his hard record in Austin, including last year's race when a poor getaway and subsequent nudge off-track, as well as a mistake with just 10 laps remaining, gifted Hamilton a third world championship. "If 9/10 times the auto has been good I've done the job with it and a few where the first few seconds haven't gone that well, but that is motor racing".
The Spanish giants saw off their Polish opponents 5-1, with Legia scoring their first UEFA Champions League goal in 21 years. With a hard Spanish League game at home to Athletic Club Bilbao next weekend, Zidane will make rotate his quad and Nacho Fernandez has a good chance of starting in central defence along with Danilo at right back position.
Hindu nationalists have been fuelling India´s crackdown with threats of violence while Pakistan´s media regulators have gone all out and banned all Indian content from television and radio networks. "There are over 300 Indian people in my crew who have put their blood, sweat and tears into my film", he said. "I don't think it's fair to them to face any kind of turbulence on account of other fellow Indians", Karan added.
Rooney shared the photo above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: "Solid performance last night in a tough game". The 30-year-old has not started a domestic game since September after recording just one goal so far this season, but believes the opportunity to break back into the squad will present itself.
Bradford landed on his feet and said he has recovered from the ego bruising that comes from being traded for the second time in three years. "This is the player Sam is". FAST FACTS: Dating to last season, the Vikings have a streak of nine games without allowing more than 18 points. He's continued the run in his first four games for the Vikings , and in his past 11 starts, Bradford has the seventh-best passer rating (101.2) in the NFL.
Around the boards: nearly 50 years to the day after he began his Hall of Fame career with the B's, Bobby Orr dropped Thursday's ceremonial first puck with Milt Schmidt, the fellow Hall of Famer who was Orr's first general manager. At times, the power play was painfully underwhelming. David Krejci . The Bruins' No. 2 center looked much better in the home opener with David Backes flanking him on the right wing.
The Pro Bowler is a instant TE1 if he can go Sunday. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict left practice with an ankle injury that coach Marvin Lewis said is not serious, and offensive linemen Clint Boling (shoulder), Russell Bodine (ankle) and Andrew Whitworth (non-injury related) and defensive tackles Pat Sims (neck) and Domata Peko (non-injury related) did not participate.
So he just needs to make his pitches and he did a great job of that tonight. Welcome to the impending war in Game 6 , which was destined to happen. The Cubs are back in a big way, having prevailed in back to back blowouts. And instead of pitching to clinch a pennant Saturday night, Kershaw must attempt to save the Dodgers' season again.
Jay Cutler [Image by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images] Last week, the Packers came in having the best run defense in the National Football League, but they gave up 157 rushing yards to Ezekiel Elliott . "We're not good enough to win a game turning the ball over four times", McCarthy said. "I'm expecting to get the ball back, and with Mason Crosby, his performance and the way he's kicking the ball, that all factored into my decision there".
Edwin Encarnacion is intentionally walked for Jose Bautista, who Bush strikes out with pure gas. While Mitch Moreland made a great play to block the wild throw, the throw was just wild enough that it allowed Josh Donaldson to scamper home from third base with the winning run.
The Cardinals second-year player ran for 111 yards against a Jets defence that constantly struggled to track his sprints. Apparently, Bowles doesn't care that Fitzpatrick leads the National Football League in turnovers with his 11 (he's fumbled five times this season, but he's yet to lose one, keeping his margin over Jameis Winston in the NFL's worst stat to lead at one) or that he's thrown zero second-half touchdowns to 10 second-half interceptions.
Grand Prix , but first, the three-time world champion made a pit stop in California. Hulkenberg, 29, heads there with a big reputation - having won the GP2 series and the famous 24 hours of Le Mans race past year - but he is yet to finish on the podium in more than a century of Formula One appearances.
The hearing is ongoing at the moment. They suggested that forcing the Indians to wear spring training uniforms that at least one player (Andrew Miller) didn't even have, and forcing announcers to refrain from using the team name constituted a form of censorship.
Tomlin said that Roethlisberger will be out this week. Tomlin's statement also said that the Steelers are "confident" that Roethlisberger does not have a long-term injury. "That's when our doctor thinks it happened.he thinks he grabbed my right foot and my left leg kind of hyperextended", Roethlisberger said. If the mystifying 30-15 setback in Miami proved anything, it's that the Steelers hardly look like a legitimate threat in the AFC with so many contributors in sweatpants and sneakers ...
The national side, who lost to England (2-0) and Lithuania (2-0) in this month's World Cup qualifiers, are now ranked 178th on 97 points and trail the likes of Laos, Gambia and Vanuatu. He continuously stressed by saying that "It's been a total Team effort". Argentina continues to head the list with 1621 points. Olympic champions Brazil jumped into third with Belgium and Colombia slipping to fourth and fifth respectively.
Legia have already been fined for those incidents and when Real visit on November 2, they will be playing in an empty stadium in Warsaw. An own-goal by Tomasz Jodlowiec, followed by further strikes from Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Morata, then sealed an emphatic victory for the holders.
Parker also was left off the U.S. Olympic team after helping them to a gold medal in the previous two Games. "I'd rather talk about how meaningful it is after we do it", Reeve said Wednesday. This followed an egregious mistake in Game 4, when officials overlooked a backcourt violation on the Lynx with 26.1 seconds left and Minnesota up by two.
Indians manager Terry Francona elected to start the game with Ryan Merritt , a pitcher with only one career start under his belt and 11 innings pitched to his major league career. NOTES: Indians SS Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4, his third multi-hit game in the five-game ALCS. First time through the order, Merritt was flawless: nine up, nine down.
However, it may be more realistic to take the conservative approach with Roethlisberger's latest injury . Landry Jones will start against the Patriots on Sunday and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says whoever is at quarterback the Steelers are risky because they are so talented.
Considering that he skated Tuesday could be considered as a good sign, but returning from a concussion is different for everyone. The Penguins open the season Thursday against Washington . Sullivan declined to speculate as to whether Crosby's history of concussions would impact his return from this specific injury. And a core that is only too aware of the toll concussions can take.
The score stayed that way until Brassard tied it up at 17:52 of the second, out muscling Maple Leafs defensemen Martin Marincin on his way to the net, where he jammed a shot past Frederik Andersen. "I've never seen anything like it", said Babcock. Watching it unfold Hyman thought: "He's a good player". The second goal, especially, is one that people will talk about for a long time.
Hoyer's broken arm compounded an injury-ravaged campaign for Chicago , which lost quarterback Jay Cutler to a thumb injury in September. Newly acquired running back Knile Davis did not play on offense during the three quarters of the game, even after Jackson went to the locker room.