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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...
Chicago Cubs host Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game

Chicago Cubs host Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game

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CHICAGO -- In the matter of just a few hours Monday, the Chicago Cubs went from being tied for the best record in the National League to finding themselves playing for their baseball lives on Tuesday. Despite that, however, they are just glad to still be alive. The Cubs will look to extend their season on Tuesday when they host the NL Wild Card Game against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field. Chicago (95-68) missed on a chance to host the NLD when they lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Monday in the one-game tiebreaker for the Central Division title. Instead, they will host the Rockies (91-72), who dropped a 5-2 decision to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Monday's other divisional tiebreaker. With the loss, the Rockies will fly cross-country to face the Cubs for the right to play the ...
Barcelona plan to watch Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in every game ahead of possible summer transfer

Barcelona plan to watch Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in every game ahead of possible summer transfer

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Keeping tabs It is understood the Spanish giants are keeping a close eye on the World Cup winner's situation at Old Trafford Barcelona plan to watch Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in every game for the rest of this season as they consider a move for the midfield star. The Spanish Liga club were said to be keen on recruiting him last summer, but a move never materialised and representatives were there to see him in action in the Champions League against Young Boys on Wednesday night. Paul Pogba has hinted at tensions between him and Jose Mourinho While it is not uncommon for club’s to monitor other players, Pogba’s frosty relationship with manager Jose Mourinho and rumours of Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola attempting to orc...
Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

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The San Francisco 49ers entered the season with some questions about their ground game after starting running back Jerick McKinnon suffered an ACL injury in practice before the season began. Some of those concerns were allayed in Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. Matt Breida took control of the Niners ground game with 138 yards on just 11 carries Sunday, including a career-long 66-yard touchdown dash that extended San Francisco's lead to 27-13. It was Breida's first career 100-yard rushing performance and his 12.5 yards per carry ranks third in franchise history (minimum 10 attempts) for single-game rushing average. "The way you have days like that is when you get those opportunities and you turn them into home runs," said head coach Kyle Shanahan. "He got that one (66-yard...
Conor McGregor KO’s sparring partner and practices ground game ahead of UFC 229 clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor KO’s sparring partner and practices ground game ahead of UFC 229 clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov

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BRUTAL The Notorious will be aiming to reclaim the lightweight title against the undefeated Russian in Las Vegas on October 6 Conor McGregor released footage of him dropping a sparring partner with a vicious left-hand ahead of his UFC 229 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The ‘Notorious’ is attempting to put his legal worries to one side, and win back the lightweight belt he was stripped of on October 6 in Las Vegas against the undefeated Russian. The meeting between Nurmagomedov and McGregor is one of the most highly-anticipated match-ups in UFC history For MMA experts around the world, this will be the biggest fight in combat sport history, but has proved to be the most divisive as well. Most recently, reigning UFC welterweight ch...