• Cubs closer Strop on wild-card roster
Cubs closer Strop on wild-card roster

The Cubs went 6-5 down the stretch, which included a 3-1 loss to the Brewers in Game 163 on Monday that has led to them encountering the do-or-die game Tuesday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015 to spark a run to the NLCS, which ended at the hands of the New York Mets. The Cubs will have to do some serious soul...

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  • Victor takes the NL West: Previewing Dodgers, Rockies game No. 163
Victor takes the NL West: Previewing Dodgers, Rockies game No. 163

If you're looking past the NLDS already, now is the time to register for NL Championship Series tickets. The loser will play either the Cubs or Brewers in the NL Wild Card Game, who, guess what, will also be playing a Game 163 Monday for the NL Central title.

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  • Nemanja Matic insists Manchester United players have not deserted Jose Mourinho
Nemanja Matic insists Manchester United players have not deserted Jose Mourinho

The West Ham defeat was United's third in the league this term and condemned the club to their joint worst start after seven league games since 1990 - with just 10 points and a negative goal difference. "When you play a long time with another team and you play different football in that other team you have some kind of adaptation that you have to...

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  • American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup
American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup

He really gets under the skin on a lot of those youngsters and they take to him. "I was happy for Tiger last week", Rose said. Or will the European side continue what has been a dominant stretch of six Ryder Cup victories in the last eight opportunities? Head on over here for a full list of pairings and tee times for the 2018 Ryder Cup .

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  • Carragher says Eden Hazard is the best player in the Premier League
Carragher says Eden Hazard is the best player in the Premier League

Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk could play through the pain in order to make himself available for his side's visit to Chelsea today, Jurgen Klopp has revealed. "He's different to the rest, he has incredible potential and undoubtedly he's the best player I've played with up until this point". The former England global has played every ...

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  • Marty Hurney: Eric Reid improves our team
Marty Hurney: Eric Reid improves our team

He played well throughout his time there, but still found himself a free agent late in September. For his career, Reid has started 69 of 70 regular season games played, tallying 375 tackles, 10 interceptions, 34 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

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  • 'N'Golo Kante was scared' - Eden Hazard's hilarious reason for scoring victor
'N'Golo Kante was scared' - Eden Hazard's hilarious reason for scoring victor

It was a really hard task, but I was happy with how we adapted in the game. "In my opinion we haven't seen the best of him yet". "I spoke with N'Golo on the bench and he told me he didn't want to take a penalty, so the only solution was to score", Hazard , who was named Man of the Match, told the Sky Sports cameras.

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  • How the world reacted to Tiger Woods' historic victory
How the world reacted to Tiger Woods' historic victory

Woods earned his 80th tour win -one many spectators never thought they'd see-at this weekend's PGA Tour Championship , finishing 1-over-par. Woods delivered the ideal ending to his unbelievable return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days.

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  • Tiger Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship
Tiger Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods , lower center, and Rory McIlroy , lower left, emerge from a horde of fans following Tiger on their way to the 18th green on the final day of the Tour Championship in Atlanta. If I could somehow piece together a golf swing this year, I felt like I could do it. "We never doubted he woud not win again, not from what I've seen he's be...

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  • Juventus midfielder Matuidi: Ronaldo dismissal was incomprehensible
Juventus midfielder Matuidi: Ronaldo dismissal was incomprehensible

But Lyon, who have only won two of their first five Ligue 1 matches this term, held on to clinch a famous victory and ease the pressure on coach Bruno Genesio. Many football experts were of the opinion that Ronaldo's age was the primary reason why Real Madrid chose to go ahead with the sale. I hope to help the team every way I can.

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  • Jose Mourinho Tells Paul Pogba He Won't Captain United Again
Jose Mourinho Tells Paul Pogba He Won't Captain United Again

The same person that decided Paul is not the second captain anymore is the same person that decided Paul was the second captain - myself. Mourinho told Pogba he is no longer United's "second captain", reportedly because of concerns about his attitude.

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  • Real Madrid 'will refuse' to play in the USA
Real Madrid 'will refuse' to play in the USA

Mariano did not have much prominence in the game either when he came on, but perhaps Lopetegui will be tempted start him ahead of Benzema on Wednesday against Sevilla. Vinicius may not make the substitutes bench at the Santiago Bernabeu against Espanyol , however, as Real coach Julen Lopetegui named a 20-man team and can only select 18 players ...

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  • Bills (+17) pull off largest National Football League upset in 23 years
Bills (+17) pull off largest National Football League upset in 23 years

Beane made note of that game when explaining to reporters this summer his decision to trade up for Allen, while also praising Allen for his approach to the Senior Bowl, a game in January that top quarterback prospects sometimes skip. They are the 15th underdog of 17 or more points to win a game in the Super Bowl era, and the largest underdog to pul...

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  • Modric wins world player of year
Modric wins world player of year

Messi and Ronaldo were the only winners of world soccer's main individual award from Federation Internationale de Football Association in various guises since 2008, both winning five titles each. Plenty of football fans around the globe have questioned this year's Puskas as they claimed Salah's wasn't anywhere near the best effort from the seaso...

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  • FIFPro World XI Named at Prestigious FIFA Best Awards Ceremony in London
FIFPro World XI Named at Prestigious FIFA Best Awards Ceremony in London

Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta won the best female player award, while France's Didier Deschamps - whose side beat Modric's Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final - was named best men's coach . "I would like to thank those who voted for me". The Matildas are now ranked eighth in the world, but went unbeaten in the Tournament of Natio...

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  • Las Vegas also shocked by Vikings' pathetic performance against Bills
Las Vegas also shocked by Vikings' pathetic performance against Bills

Buffalo didn't score in the second half, but the Bills didn't need to; the defense completely shut down Cousins (40/55 for 296 yards, one pick, two fumbles and a garbage-time touchdown) and even managed to mock him on the way out. His line included eight tackles, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. Defensive end Trent Murphy took credit ...

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  • DeAngelo Hall believes Redskins have 'a chance' to beat Packers
DeAngelo Hall believes Redskins have 'a chance' to beat Packers

Luckily for the Redskins , their defense remained resolute. Rodgers talked about his sprained left knee with reporters on Wednesday and admitted that he's anxious that the injury could linger. That didn't work out the way the Packers had hoped, but odds are it's a better formula than how the other two games have gone. On Sunday, Smith went 12 ...

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  • Klopp apologises to 'influential' Shaqiri
Klopp apologises to 'influential' Shaqiri

Usually I don't explain substitutions at half-time, but I thought today it makes sense. "It was not easy, to be honest". Virgil van Dijk was withdrawn in the second half during Liverpool's 3-0 win over Southampton , however Jurgen Klopp has revealed it was a precaution.

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  • My body remembers it - Woods pleased with putting
My body remembers it - Woods pleased with putting

While Twitter was melting down over Woods' near-perfect start , Rory McIlroy was in the middle of an epic birdie streak that temporarily put him atop the leaderboard. Taking Wednesday off proved beneficial. McIlroy plodded to a 69 to fall four strokes behind, while Woods (70) bogeyed the final two holes to slip five back.

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  • Tiger Woods Just Won His First PGA Tour Event Since 2013
Tiger Woods Just Won His First PGA Tour Event Since 2013

But Woods got up and down from the side of the green to save par on 17 and scrambled another par on the final hole for a two-shot win over fellow American Billy Horschel . 1,199 in the world ranking. One year ago, Woods was still waiting for his lower back to fuse and wasn't sure he could ever play again. He won five times in 2013, but injuries ...

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