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World Series: Juan Soto, Nationals defeat Astros for 1-0 lead

World Series: Juan Soto, Nationals defeat Astros for 1-0 lead

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Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Juan Soto came up clutch with three RBIs as the wild-card Washington Nationals earned a 5-4 upset win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park to take a 1-0 lead in the World Series opener. The Nationals earned their first World Series victory in franchise history after breaking Astros ace Gerrit Cole's 19-game winning streak. Washington got a game-tying solo home run from the 20-year-old Soto, who had a two-run double four innings later that provided the game-deciding runs. Soto finished with three hits and a stolen base against the Astros. Ryan Zimmerman also homered to back Nationals starter Max Scherzer to the win. The Astros jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Yuli Gurriel doubled to deep left. Jose Altuve and George Springer each scored...
Fantasy football: Week 8 add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy football: Week 8 add/drops from waiver wire

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Oct. 22 (UPI) -- It is now the point in the fantasy football season when you might know if your team has a shot at the playoffs or if you are way out of contention. But there are still plenty of teams on the fringe, needing vital wins each week to try to clinch a postseason spot. Making the right trades and waiver wire moves down the stretch can make the difference between a win and a loss on any given Sunday. I have added some of my favorite players to target on this week's waiver wire and separated them by priority and position. The players I have listed ahead of Wednesday's waiver period have low ownership percentages in standard size leagues. Even if you aren't targeting a player to use immediately, you also should be thinking about long-term value when scanning your waiver wire for ...
Liverpool and Chelsea set to compete in newly-revamped FIFA Club World Cup in China

Liverpool and Chelsea set to compete in newly-revamped FIFA Club World Cup in China

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Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea will reportedly compete in a revamped FIFA Club World Cup from 2021.The 24-team tournament is set for the Far East and will replace the Confederations Cup in the football calendar, according to the New York Times. getty images Chelsea and Liverpool will both participate in the first edition of the new-look FIFA Club World Cup in 2021 They claim the decision to award the hosting rights to China will be announced this Friday in Shanghai. Europe will have eight competitors in the competition, more than FIFA’s other five regional confederations. The winners of the two elite European club competitions – the Champions League and the Europa League – over a four-year period would make up the eight UEFA teams involved.
Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says Arsenal are ‘babies’ following defeat at Sheffield United

Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says Arsenal are ‘babies’ following defeat at Sheffield United

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Patrice Evra claims Arsenal are no different to the days when he played against them at Manchester United.The Gunners suffered their second Premier League defeat of the season after going down to a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Monday night. AFP or licensors Arsenal endured a frustrating evening at Bramall Lane Lys Mousset’s first-half goal was all that separated the two sides in a game which saw record Gunners signing Nicolas Pepe miss a sitter from six yards out. Bukayo Saka was cautioned for diving in the box while Unai Emery’s assistant Freddie Ljungberg was shown a yellow card for his animated protests on the touchline. The result means Arsenal missed out on the opportunity to go third in the table. And Evra didn’t hold back in his criticism of th
Premier League Team of the Weekend: Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City stars impress in Gameweek 9

Premier League Team of the Weekend: Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City stars impress in Gameweek 9

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Gameweek nine is all but done with just Arsenal and Sheffield United to play on Monday night.Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League was cut to six points with their draw at Manchester United on Sunday. Getty Images - Getty Jack Grealish had another excellent game for Aston Villa Leicester and Chelsea continue their good starts to the season and currently occupy the Champions League places while Tottenham’s woes continue as they scraped a draw against bottom of the table Watford. Marco Silva’s job was saved, for now, with a vital 2-0 victory against West Ham. Here at talkSPORT.com, we have selected our best XI of the weekend games so far. Buildlineup.com talkSPORT’s team of the weekend from week nine Gabriel Jesu