Matthews led the majors in on-base percentage in 1984, teaming with Ryne Sandberg and Rick Sutcliffe to help Chicago make its first postseason appearance in almost 40 years. The added excitement has the Westgate Superbook taking in extra bets. "I think the good news is if Danny pitches, and he pitches healthy and he's throwing the ball over the plate, we have a really good pitcher for however amount of innings he's built up for, which can potentially help us", he said.
Pierre LeBrun reports that the contract has an AAV of $3.75 million per season . Matt Murray, who is now sidelined with a hand injury, signed a new three-year extension with the team worth $11.25 million. The Penguins drafted Murray in the third round (83rd overall) in 2012. "I'm just trying to push myself in practice and see how it feels", Murray said.
If Robison can beat Vaitai the way Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan did, it'll be a long afternoon for Philadelphia . "I really was looking forward to the season", he said. Wentz has enjoyed a 3-2 start, throwing for 1,186 yards in five games and building a passer rating of 99.9%. He seemed to be one team away from being viewed as a very expensive journeyman.
However, Hamilton was evenly matched with Rosberg on the race-simulation runs in the second part of the session, when Ricciardo was marginally faster than both Mercedes drivers on the super-soft tyres. That means Hamilton has to make a big push starting Sunday on a track where he's won three of the last four years. "I feel wonderful. This is my first pole here".
The last time the Aggies defeated the Tide was in 2012, when Johnny Manziel was A&M's starting quarterback. The Alabama offense will have a challenge against an A&M defense that has taken on a bend-but-don't-break persona. On Saturday, Sumlin will see Hurts again, but this time the objective will be different. Early in the game, the Alabama senior used some insane moves to record a sack on Aggies QB Trevor Knight .
Guardiola repeated he will not change his style. "Ah, you would like that, huh?" 19/10/16 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after the game Reuters / Albert Gea Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. "What was working in Barca or Bayern is not working here because the players are totally different". "The most hard thing in that kind of situation is to discriminate when you can pass the ball and play or put the ball long and sometimes you have to put a long ...
We are judged on what happens today, so I'm thinking about Southampton. Speaking at a news conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League match with Southampton, the 45-year-old maintained it was a tactical call to leave his top scorer on the sidelines - allowing him to bolster the midfield areas - while shooting down the notion of him wanting Aguero to leave.
England was staring at a collapse until Stokes took on the role of resuscitator. Stokes said: "That's probably the toughest conditions I've had so far in global cricket, especially first going in with all the men around the bat and the ball spinning as much as it was".
However, the Gunners will be warned that they have been crashing out of the round of 16 for the last six seasons on the bounce and Arsene Wenger will be imploring his players to complete the job before celebrating. The Germany worldwide scored a treble in the second half. Wenger was especially encouraged with the way Ozil go forward in the hunt for goals after spending much of his time at Arsenal content to supply assists from midfield.
The pair were reunited last month when Rangers lost 5-1 at Celtic Park in the Ladbrokes Premiership. "I expect it to be a tight game and you prepare for it to be that way". Sviatchenko's pace and physical attributes have been a significant plus for the Hoops since he joined in a £1.5million deal from FC Midtjylland in January.
Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales were without influential midfield pair Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey through injury. Wales only conceded one goal in last qualifying campaign here in Cardiff but have now matched that tally in this one. Coleman insists he expects a lot more from his men in their next two games - against Serbia next month and the Republic of Ireland in March. There was a late flurry from Wales but Bale, so often the saviour, this time sent his free-kick just wide and ...
Hamilton was fastest in the opening session in the morning, but he was pegged back in the afternoon when Rosberg clocked a best lap in one minute and 37.358 seconds at the Circuit of the Americas, 20-kms out of Austin. "I did hear the crowd cheering when I came across the line". Hamilton has won three of the last four races in Austin, taking his third title at the Texan track a year ago, but he desperately needs another victory on Sunday to revive his flagging hopes of a fourth crown.
Orgeron has history with Ole Miss, where he served as head coach at in 2005. " Chad Kelly is the best quarterback we've seen so far ", Orgeron told NOLA.com. Here are some of the sub plots of their 105th clash. Boutwell: LSU's offense is no secret - Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice will carry most of the load.
The Spanish goalkeeper came close to leaving Old Trafford last summer when he was on the verge of signing for Real Madrid , before the transfer fell through at the last minute. "It wasn't our best game but we played better than Manchester United, I think, and deserved to win". United visited Anfield and the result was a tiresome, drab goalless draw that very reminiscent of all the tedious 0-0 results we saw previous year under Louis van Gaal.
Because I would like to stay [at United] for many many years. I try to prepare myself for the match, so I can not say that I care. 'What can I expect? "I think he will bring Manchester United back to where Sir Alex Ferguson left them [as title winners in 2013] but he needs time".
Saturday, it was revealed that Schwarber would be joining the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League . He would most likely have to make a fairly good impression in a short amount of opportunities to give the Cubs confidence that he's worth a roster spot before Tuesday morning's deadline.
It may be a little too early to make those comparisons but there were a lot of players in Saturday night's game who grew up a little as the Buckeyes moved to 6-0 on the year. It wasn't the prettiest victory, but the Buckeyes showed one thing beyond a reasonable doubt: They have both championship-caliber talent and championship-caliber heart.
Prescott has said the right thing with his suggestion the Cowboys are "Tony's team ". Following a bye, the Cowboys next play on October 30 against the Philadelphia Eagles. McCarthy may not want to hear it but, much like the previous week's victory over the New York Giants, Rodgers again had ample time to throw and often couldn't find a receiver who had beaten his defender.
Ohio State ranks sixth nationally in yards allowed per game (280.3) and third in the Big Ten in rushing yards allowed per contest (120.8). Barrett did the same Saturday night against Wisconsin, where he led a second-half comeback against the formidable Badgers.
Pakistan today warned of appropriate action if India violates the Indus Water Treaty and said it is closely monitoring the situation, amid reports that New Delhi may revisit the key water-sharing accord. When asked if the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had discussed with NSA's Susan Rice about the launch of the "surgical strikes", Verma said that the discussions were private in nature but he reiterated the position of the U.S.
With a clay Masters title apiece, they contested the French Open final-Djokovic finally closing the Grand Slam circle-but come the grass, an exhausted Djokovic struggled physically while Murray won Queen's, Wimbledon and Olympic gold.
Come away with three points from Stamford Bridge and United will be in the flawless position to face City off the back of an extended unbeaten run and a win against the noisy neighbours would cap a superb ten day period for United and Mourinho.
Kyle Edmund's run at the European Open in Antwerp was ended at the semi-final stage by third seed Richard Gasquet. "I knew how unsafe he was, having watched him win against Gilles (Simon ) this week", said Gasquet, who has 13 career titles.
Don't forget black cats, billy goats and, of course, Bartman. While Cubs fans still came out to the neighborhood Monday, few stuck it out for the five-hour game that carried into the early hours of Tuesday. Once the Cubs got going, the floodgates opened. These aren't the 1984 Cubs that got within a game of the World Series before losing the final three of the NLCS against the Padres to lose that best-of-five series.
On the same night, the Cleveland Cavaliers will raise their championship banner on the opening night of the new National Basketball Association season - the first crown for any Cleveland sports team in 50 years. NOTES: Indians SS Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4, his third multi-hit game in the five-game ALCS. He pitched the game of his life: Merritt threw 4.1 shutout innings while challenging the righty-heavy Toronto lineup inside with a high-80s fastball (not that he has anything better to ...
He said: "It is a game of mistakes and correct decisions". The Manchester City boss deployed De Bruyne as a false 9 when his side were thumped 4-0 by Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Wednesday. Lucas Digne is honored to be playing for one of the best teams in the world but the French full back is not resting on his laurels, focused on playing a key role in Barcelona's continued quest for supremacy in 2016-17.
Wisconsin is favored to a reason. A win against Wisconsin would give the Hawkeyes a tiebreaker that could become crucial at the end of the season. The Hawkeyes won't be able to do anything on the Badgers defense. The Badgers might prove to be the best overall team in the West . They're very detailed. Typical Iowa defense. On the flip side, Wisconsin has spent its last two games in fist fights with two of the top five teams in the country.
And while the Steelers are optimistic their franchise quarterback will return sooner rather than later after tweaking the knee in the second quarter of a miserable loss in Miami on Sunday, the odds of Roethlisberger being ready for a visit from Tom Brady and the Patriots six days removed from the operating table is remote.
Lamela was perhaps fortunate not to receive a second caution before the break for a challenge no better than those that had earned earlier bookings - minutes after he had struck the bar with a curling shot. We don't thinks so, as Spurs will go want to put their recent 1-1 result against West Ham well truly behind them. "I think it was tough at the start of the game but then I think we managed the whole game, but it's true that if you don't score it's hard to win".
Crosby was the tournament's MVP after leading Canada to gold. The Pittsburgh Penguins team captain address media on Tuesday at the team's facility in Cranberry. "If nobody saw it, I don't know what to tell you". He said he had a headache and felt a little off. He said he reported his symptoms to team doctors, who administered the concussion test.
Nacer Chadli came back to haunt Tottenham by netting against his former club on 82 minutes at The Hawthorns for what looked like being the victor. Foster made at least four decent saves in the first half - including denying Alli in a one-on-one and thwarting Christian Eriksen with a superb one-handed stop - when Albion had only 22 per cent possession.
They've conceded a few times in just 12 of their 32 away games under former Stoke manager but seven of those came in their nine away trips to top-six sides where their records reads W1-D2-L6, though they did net in five of these. I think the games that are coming up for us, those games are hard but ones we should embrace. "Klopp is passionate and that is important in the game and important for Liverpool ".
Find out by following our live matchcast. "I think we need to be pleased in the end because it's one point more , one clean sheet, but it's true for us to be contenders we should be winning the games like today". A player who cannot only dribble past opponents easily but can also create space for himself as well as his teammates with his runs on and off the ball, Firmino will be critical to his side's chances of breaking down the tight West Brom defensive unit.
Little problem here, little problem there. "Both Brazilians are outstanding players but it is frustrating when they try a lot of clever flicks when they should just look to hold the ball up and bring other players into the game". With a big name such as Lewandowski, there were times when he didn't score. Gerd Muller! There were games he didn't score. Klopp's been courageous, giving him his opportunity and he has to keep him in I believe.
There is far less gray area when it comes to Harbaugh's decision to trot his kicker out for a fake field goal attempt, and then line him up to kick with the wrong foot. The Ravens had an opportunity to pull out a victory, and had it within their grasp momentarily when a Joe Flacco pass to Breshad Perriman was ruled a touchdown with 33 seconds remaining.