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Israel 2-1 Scotland: Ten-man Scots embarrassed in Nations League

Israel 2-1 Scotland: Ten-man Scots embarrassed in Nations League

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A Kieran Tierney own goal condemned shambolic 10-man Scotland to a bruising Nations League defeat in Israel.Against a side ranked 94th in the world, and with just one win in their past 10 games, Alex McLeish's men let a lead slip in a sobering second half.The Scots were ahead at the break in Haifa but eventually conceded twice and had John Souttar sent off. At the halfway stage of the Nations League group, Scotland, Israel and Albania all have three points.Scotland - ranked 39th in the world - looked on their way to claiming their second win in League C when Charlie Mulgrew slammed home from the spot after Steven Naismith had been fouled.However, Dor Peretz's goal and a shanked clearance from...
Bengals, Steelers prepare for pivotal game in AFC North

Bengals, Steelers prepare for pivotal game in AFC North

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are usually the team that sits atop the AFC North while others try to chase them down, but through five games this season, the Cincinnati Bengals are the team that's sitting pretty in first place. When the Bengals (4-1) play host to the Steelers (2-2-1) on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, they could take early command of the division. But if the Steelers win, they'll be just a half game out of first place and right back in the thick of the race. "I think both teams realize this division is a lot tighter than it has been in years," Steelers guard Ramon Foster said. "The teams that execute and don't hurt themselves will be the No. 1 seed." The Bengals are winning in different ways -- capitalizing on turnovers, piling up offense, pulling off late dramatics and grindin...
Texans battered QB Watson says he will play

Texans battered QB Watson says he will play

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Quarterback Deshaun Watson took a beating during the Houston Texans' 19-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, but said on Wednesday that he will be ready to go this week against the Buffalo Bills. The Houston Chronicle reported that Watson, who received treatment on the sideline during the game after taking several big hits, is dealing with a chest injury. "For sure," Watson said, according to Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official website, when he was asked if he would be able to face the Bills. "I feel good; I feel great," added Watson, who completed 33 of 44 passes for 375 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Cowboys. "I've been sore plenty of times. That's part of the game." Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, who said earlier that he would "let the inj...
Watch: Red Sox eliminate Yankees, advance to ALCS

Watch: Red Sox eliminate Yankees, advance to ALCS

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Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox used a dominant pitching performance to eliminate the New York Yankees from the 2018 postseason on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed just four hits and one run in five innings of work. The Red Sox bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings to earn the 4-3 victory. Boston's Game 4 win completed a 3-1 series victory in the American League Division Series. J.D. Martinez put the Red Sox on the board with an RBI sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning. Ian Kinsler scored Steve Pearce on an RBI double later in the frame before Eduardo Nunez singled in Kinsler for a 3-0 Red Sox lead. Christian Vazquez's solo home run in the fourth inning gave Boston a 4-0 advantage. Brett Gardner plated the Yankees' first score ...
Jacksonville Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

Jacksonville Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

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The Jacksonville Jaguars need a running back, so they signed veteran Jamaal Charles to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. The Jaguars have been hit hard by injuries at the running back position. Regular starter Leonard Fournette is out indefinitely because of a right hamstring injury. T.J. Yeldon, the No. 2 back, has been playing with an ankle injury. Corey Grant, the No. 3 running back, was placed on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. The 31-year-old Charles played 14 games for the Denver Broncos last season, but did not start any of them. He ran for 296 yards and also caught 23 passes for 129 yards in 2017, but he was a healthy game-day inactive in the final two games. No team signed Charles after his one-year contract with the Broncos expired. Ch...