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Eagles TE Zach Ertz, RB Miles Sanders to miss time due to injuries

Eagles TE Zach Ertz, RB Miles Sanders to miss time due to injuries

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Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and running back Miles Sanders will miss time after they sustained injuries during the team's Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Sources told ESPN and NFL Network that Ertz will be out three to four weeks due to a high-ankle sprain and Sanders is expected to be sidelined one to two weeks due to a knee injury. Advertisement "Adversity visits the strong, but stays with the weak," Sanders tweeted Monday. "I'll be alright!" Sanders had 118 yards on nine carries before he injured his knee in the third quarter of Sunday's loss. Ertz sustained his ankle injury in the fourth quarter. The Eagles will host the New York Giants at 8:20 p.m. EDT on Thursday Night Football in Philadelphia. They will then host the Cowboys in another NFC East ma...
NLCS: Dodgers beat Braves in Game 7, advance to World Series

NLCS: Dodgers beat Braves in Game 7, advance to World Series

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Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their comeback with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. With the victory, the Dodgers reached the Fall Classic for the third time in four years. Los Angeles will play the Tampa Bay Rays -- who beat the Houston Astros in seven games in the American League Championship Series -- in the World Series. Advertisement The Dodgers, who matched an LCS record with 16 home runs, overcame a 3-1 series deficit by winning three straight games when facing elimination for just the second time in team history. Corey Seager was named NLCS MVP after recording five homers against the Braves. "I'm just so proud of these guys," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who ...
Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool defender needs knee surgery and faces lengthy lay-off

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool defender needs knee surgery and faces lengthy lay-off

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Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk wants to return stronger after learning he needs surgery on the knee injury he sustained in the 2-2 draw at Everton.The 29-year-old Netherlands defender was unable to continue following a rash challenge by Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford in the first half on Saturday.It is unclear how long the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury will keep him out for."I'm ready for the challenge ahead," he said in a post on social media.external-linkThe former Celtic and Southampton centre-back went for a scan before a specialist confirmed the extent of the damage."I'm now fully focused on my recovery and will do everything I can to be back as soon as possible," said the Dutchman."Despite the obvious disappointment, I'm a firm believer that within difficulty lies op...
Champions Cup: Does dynasty beckon for Exeter after historic European win?

Champions Cup: Does dynasty beckon for Exeter after historic European win?

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There was a moment when Exeter head coach Rob Baxter was waiting to do his post-match television interview on the touchline at Ashton Gate.When the television director cut to him, he was still turned over his shoulder, his back to the microphone, to gaze adoringly at his team as they posed with their first Heineken Champions Cup trophy and sprayed the sponsor's best.Baxter won't be looking back for long.Much of the build-up to the final, won in nerve-jangling fashion against Parisians Racing 92, focused on his team's decade-long climb from second-tier wannabes to European royalty.But that steady rise, splintering English club rugby's hierarchy, has been built on chairman Tony Rowe's season-by-season plans. Always looking ahead at how far still to climb, rather than stopping to admire the v...
ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

ALCS: Astros win third straight game vs. Rays to force Game 7

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros earned a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for their third consecutive victory, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the AL Championship Series. The Astros are now one win away from their third World Series in four seasons, and the club can join the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series. The Red Sox stunned the New York Yankees to win the ALCS before going on to win their first World Series in 86 seasons that year. Advertisement Otherwise, MLB teams leading 3-0 in a best-of-seven playoff series are 37-1. Houston also is attempting to become the first team to win a pennant with a losing record in the regular season. The Astros -- who have been criticized for their sign-stealing scheme used in 2017 --...