U.S. Beats Canada as Focus Turns to 2019

FRISCO, Tex. — Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each scored and the United States beat rival Canada, 2-0, on Wednesday night in the championship match of the Concacaf World Cup qualifying tournament. The U.S. improved to 16-0-2 so far in 2018. The team has gone undefeated in 26 straight matches (23-0-3) dating to last year. Both teams had already secured spots in next year’s World Cup in France with victories in the semifinals. The top three finishers in Concacaf’s tournament earn automatic entry to the World Cup. Jamaica earned a…

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Biggest injury questions for all 32 teams in Week 7 2018

NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league for Week 7. Scan through all 32 teams by division, or click here to jump ahead to your favorite team: AFC EAST Bills rookie QB Josh Allen did not practice Wednesday and will not play Sunday against the Colts. Buffalo will start Derek Anderson instead. Allen, wearing a brace over his right elbow, said Wednesday that there was no timetable for his return but offered some context by mentioning next week (vs. the Patriots) or the week after (vs. the…

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Shad Khan backing out of Wembley sale could impact Jaguars’ viability – Jacksonville Jaguars Blog

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars fans are, not surprisingly, exceptionally happy about the news that owner Shad Khan has withdrawn his bid to purchase Wembley Stadium in London. That should end speculation the franchise might relocate overseas. Though that might be the case, it potentially is a financial blow to the organization — one that could have an impact on the long-term viability in Jacksonville. That’s not supposition. That’s directly from the Jaguars. The Jaguars have played one home game in Wembley Stadium annually since 2013 and are under contract…

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Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill ruled out for game against Detroit Lions

DAVIE, Fla. – Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out Sunday versus the Detroit Lions as an investigation was opened into how the Dolphins reported his shoulder injury, a source confirmed to ESPN. Brock Osweiler, who threw for a career-high 380 yards in a 31-28 win over the Bears, will start for the second consecutive week. Adam Gase said he’s not sure yet if Tannehill will be able to go next Thursday at Houston. Dolphins coach Adam Gase believes Ryan Tannehill was injured on this hit by Bengals defensive end Carlos…

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Texans’ Andre Hal practices now that cancer in remission

HOUSTON — Houston Texans safety Andre Hal practiced Wednesday, less than a month after he announced that his Hodgkin lymphoma is in remission. Hal has been on the non-football illness list since the team announced his cancer diagnosis in June. The Texans now have 21 days to add him to the active roster or he will stay on the list and will not be able to play again this year. “We activated the 21-day window on him, so he’ll be able to practice with the team,” Texans head coach Bill…

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Juventus invite schoolchildren into stand closed for racist chanting vs. Napoli

Juventus are to ensure their stadium will be full for the visit of Genoa on Sunday, in spite of a partial closure, by inviting schoolchildren to fill the gaps. The Bianconeri were ordered to close the Curva Sud after fans in that area of the stadium were heard making racist and territorial discriminatory chants during their win over Napoli. Their appeal against the closure was rejected, meaning they have now turned to a solution they used in the past to fill the stadium after the Curva was closed by inviting schoolchildren…

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Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini fit Jesse Lingard doubtful for Chelsea

France captain Hugo Lloris believes Paul Pogba gets judged unfairly because of the record transfer fee Manchester United paid for the midfielder in 2016. Steve Nicol suggests Marcus Rashford’s lack of game time at Manchester United is affecting his sharpness with England, despite creating chances. Jon Champion says Jose Mourinho makes himself an easy target for criticism and explains why the Man United boss’ antics make him uncomfortable. Romelu Lukaku scored twice in Belgium’s win over Switzerland, but the FC crew observe an inconsistency in front of goal for the…

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Jose Mourinho faces absurd FA charge

Gab Marcotti calls the FA’s charges against Jose Mourinho ‘needless’ after the Man United manager’s comments were caught on camera against Newcastle. Jon Champion says Jose Mourinho makes himself an easy target for criticism and explains why the Man United boss’ antics make him uncomfortable. Paul Mariner reacts to Wayne Rooney’s defence of Jose Mourinho, in which the Man United legend called for player accountability at Old Trafford. You would think the English Football Association have more important things to do but, no, someone in the bowels of the FA…

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