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Orange Lutheran hangs on for victory over Santa Margarita  


Orange Lutheran stops a potential tying two-point conversion pass to defeat Santa Margarita in a Trinity League opener Friday.


Yankees Clinch AL East Title but Aaron Judge Does Not Homer  


A win over Toronto gave the Yankees the American League East title, but Aaron Judge remained stuck at 60 home runs.


Greys Anatomy returns, plus comedian Hasan Minhaj, more Jeffrey Dahmer and a Werefolf: What to watch on CTV, Netflix and Disney Plus this week   35%



Also look out for season six of “The Good Doctor” and Hilary Swank in “Alaska Daily.”


Bundesliga: How Urs Fischer keeps Union Berlin at the top level   15%

Despite being in the Europa League and this only being their fourth season in the top tier, Union Berlin are top of the Bundesliga. The club has surprised many, and Jasmine Baba explains how they've done it.


Celtics suspend coach Udoka for 2022-23 season after 'violations of team policies'   20%


The Boston Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season, effective immediately, and with no guarantee he will be back with the franchise in the future.


Wolves sack Bruno Lage after slipping into drop zone with West Ham defeat  


  • Manager dismissed after 16 months at the helm
  • Ex-Olympiakos manager Pedro Martins in the frame

Wolves have sacked Bruno Lage as head coach after a dismal start to the season culminated in the club dropping into the Premier League relegation zone. The club’s owners, Fosun, decided to act after defeat at West Ham on Saturday extended their dire form to one win in 15 matches, a run that dates back to April.

Wolves have sounded out the former Olympiakos coach Pedro Martins and are expected to hold further talks this week. The Portuguese, who won three Greek league titles and faced Wolves in the Europa League in 2019-20, is a strong contender and is keen on working in the Premier League. Wolves previously considered the Sevilla manager, Julen Lopetegui, and could revive their interest in the former Spain coach.

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Leicester City 4-0 Nottingham Forest: Premier League as it happened   14%


The inspirational James Maddison scored twice as Leicester dismantled Forest to earn their first win of the season

3 min “A proposal,” says Kevin Gier. “Every game involving Forest vs another Midlands team has to be introduced with the old ATV Star Soccer theme. It just fits with Forest.”

2 min Johnson wins an early corner for Forest on the right. Gibbs-White’s outswinger is headed away to O’Brien, 20 yards out. He drives a shot that hits Evans and goes behind for another corner.

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What my son with Down syndrome taught me about baseball and life   -27%


My son is 53. He's a baseball fan. He has Down syndrome. To him, baseball is more than a game.


As Qatar 2022 looms the US look like who they are: Concacafs third best team   -17%


Gregg Berhalter is executing a masterclass in managing expectations downwards as the World Cup approaches. But that doesn’t mean all is lost

The US men’s national team drew 0-0 with Saudi Arabia in Spain on Tuesday in their final game before their opening World Cup clash against Wales on 21 November. Following on from Friday’s tame 2-0 loss to Japan in Germany, these were two tune-ups that served to underline the team’s shortcomings rather than solve them, played in low-key atmospheres that felt more like pre-season friendlies than the last international fixtures before a World Cup.

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Roblox removes 'meat grinder' Ukraine v Russia game   -40%

The War on Larkiv game was accepted and promoted by the world's largest children's game platform.


Womens Champions League: Arsenal face Lyon, Chelsea in group with PSG   20%


  • Arsenal also have ties against Juventus and Zürich
  • Chelsea must play Real Madrid and Albanian club Vllaznia

Arsenal and Chelsea will have their work cut out to progress from the group stage of the Women’s Champions League after being handed unenviable assignments on Monday.

Jonas Eidevall’s Arsenal play the holders, Lyon, along with the Italian champions, Juventus and Zürich, and Emma Hayes’s side face Real Madrid, Paris Saint-German and the Albanian club Vllaznia. Lyon, who beat Barcelona 3-1 in last season’s final, have won the Champions League eight times and will offer a tricky Group C challenge for Arsenal, quarter-finalists last season when they bowed out to Wolfsburg.

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Leicester hammer Nottingham Forest to ease pressure on Brendan Rodgers   41%

Brendan Rodgers breathed a sigh of relief and piled the pressure on Steve Cooper as Leicester ended their winless start to the season at the eighth attempt with a fine 4-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.


Detroit Red Wings preseason observations: Much-needed improvement from defense   25%


Here are four things that have stood out during the first four Detroit Red Wings preseason games under new head coach Derek Lalonde.

      


With Penn State looming, Michigan football won't get suckered by trap game with Indiana   -5%


Michigan football has arrived at its first potential trap game of the season against Indiana. The Wolverines are undeterred as Penn State looms.

      


Minnesota Vikings hold off New Orleans Saints in NFL ending for the ages at Tottenham  


Minnesota Vikings 28-25 New Orleans Saints: Wil Lutz’s last-second field goal attempt cannoned back off the post to help the Vikings move to 3-1 on the season


Under-pressure Premier League managers at mercy of owners whims | John Brewin   13%


An international break can be a treacherous time for managers who are no longer the most important figures at their clubs

An international break can be a treacherous time for under-pressure club managers. Sackings were expected during the recent run of Nations League matches and friendlies. Even on the morning of the Queen’s funeral there was wide speculation that Steve Cooper would be relieved of his duties at Nottingham Forest. That the announcement had been delayed, suggested the rumour mill, was only out of respect for Her Majesty.

Cooper remains Forest’s manager and will lead his team into the return of the Premier League. On Monday, at Leicester, he will shake the hand of Brendan Rodgers, another manager WhatsApps and social media In-The-Knows were suggesting had been given his cards.

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Economists should study it: inside Disney Dreamlight Valley, the latest game taking over TikTok   3%


‘Disney Animal Crossing’ is all over the video platform, but is it merely an imitation of everyone’s favourite pandemic play? Or will Mickey and co have you enthralled?

When I first noticed TikTokers effusing about something called Disney Dreamlight Valley, I imagined it was your standard gem-matching mobile game, complete with in-app purchases and the occasional uncanny valley Elsa cheering you on from the sidelines. But throughout September, TikTok continued to feed me more and more videos of people claiming to be “addicted” to a game that had “taken over their life”. Someone, somewhere called it “Disney Animal Crossing” and with that, I was off to see a mouse about a house.

Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, Gameloft’s Disney Dreamlight Valley is a simulation adventure that owes Tom Nook-levels of debt to everyone’s favourite pandemic play, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In both games, you obtain a home in a strange land and start fishing, digging, breaking rocks, picking flowers, growing crops and crafting to make it as idyllic as possible for new residents. In Disney’s offering, these residents are Goofy, WALL·E and Ursula. Dreamlight even rips off ACNH’s rewards programme, rebranding “Nook miles” to “Dreamlight duties”, though it gives it a notably more adult – or at least, Disney adult – interface.

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Atalanta learn to adapt and get off to their fastest Serie A start yet | Nicky Bandini   65%


Gian Piero Gasperini, the club’s best-ever manager, is getting his best results yet after abandoning the tactics he believes in

Atalanta are not getting ahead of themselves, but eight games into the new Serie A season, nobody has got ahead of them yet either. Six wins and two draws place them joint top of the table, level on points with Napoli. The Bergamo club have not trailed in any match so far.

“First place in the table is like the pink jersey in the Giro d’Italia,” said their manager, Gian Piero Gasperini last month, referencing the garment passed after each stage of Italy’s iconic cycling race to the leading rider overall. “You don’t know if you’re going to win the whole thing, but it’s not like a lot of people get to wear it, either.”

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'The red card killed the game': Conte and Arteta react after Arsenal beat Tottenham in derby video   -40%


Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte said the red card given to Emerson Royal 'killed the game' after his team lost 3-1 to Arsenal in the north London derby. Meanwhile Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta praised the 'passion and coolness' of his players as they continue to build something 'powerful'.

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Maddison eases Leicester to win to deepen Nottingham Forests woes   -50%


Just as the conversation around James Maddison’s continued England exclusion was beginning to grow tiresome, he turned in an irresistible display as Leicester City routed rivals Nottingham Forest to move off the bottom of the table and pile the pressure on Steve Cooper, who conceded his team are still adapting to the harshest of surroundings. Maddison was the architect as Leicester recorded their first win of the season to trade places with Forest, who have lost five games in a row for the first time since 2004, conceding 18 goals across their wretched run.

Maddison scored twice and Harvey Barnes and the substitute Patson Daka, with a beautiful flick to convert a fizzed Maddison pass, also got on the scoresheet as Leicester traded places with Forest. By the end there were Oles as the home support crowed about the ease of victory. It felt significant that the Forest fans present offered Cooper their unadulterated backing, loudly singing his name with 20 minutes to go but whether owner Evangelos Marinakis still holds a manager who led them back to the Premier League after 23 years away in the same esteem remains to be seen.

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I know the heat is on: Under-fire Brendan Rodgers relishing derby battle  


Leicester are winless and bottom of the Premier League but face second-bottom Nottingham Forest this evening


Black Eyed Peas to perform halftime concert at Roosevelt-Garfield game   -28%


The Roosevelt-Garfield football game Oct. 21 at the Coliseum will feature a halftime concert with the Black Eyed Peas.


We can continue Pratchetts efforts: the gamers keeping Discworld alive   -11%


A text-based, multiplayer role-playing game based on the works of Terry Pratchett, the Discworld MUD has been in constant service for 30 years

Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld has a long association with video games. Not only was the author himself a fan of Doom, Thief, and The Elder Scrolls, but the relationship between his satirical fantasy world and video games goes all the way back to 1986’s The Colour of Magic – a text-adventure adaptation of Pratchett’s first Discworld novel. Later games based on Pratchett’s work include 1995’s Discworld, a notoriously difficult adventure game voiced by actors including Eric Idle and Tony Robinson, and 1999’s Discworld Noir, a 3D detective game where you play as the universe’s first private investigator.

But the most ambitious Discworld game in existence is not officially associated with Terry Pratchett at all. The Discworld MUD is a text-based “multi-user-dungeon” – an early form of online role-playing game where everything from places to in-game actions are described in words. Created in 1991 by David “Pinkfish” Bennett, the MUD has been in consistent service for over 30 years, and today offers the most detailed depiction of the Discworld outside of Pratchett’s books. Not only does it feature most of the key locations, from the city of Ankh-Morpork to areas such as Klatch and the Ramtops, it has seven guilds, player-run shops, and countless quests and adventures featuring many of the Discworld’s most notable characters. It even has its own newspaper.

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Chargers vs. Houston Texans matchups, start time and how to watch   -25%


With a sixth-round draft pick replacing the injured Rashawn Slater, Justin Herbert and the Chargers offense could be in for a rough game against the Texans.


USC vs. Arizona State: Betting odds, lines, picks against spread   5%


USC is the heavy favorite to win against Arizona State on Saturday, but there are still plenty of valuable and intriguing bets to be made on the game.


Geno Smith: from literal NFL punching bag to the Seahawks renaissance man   -7%


The quarterback’s career stalled badly after a painful end to his time with the New York Jets. But he is thriving after replacing Russell Wilson in Seattle

Geno Smith, for most of his career, had been synonymous with the NFL’s most piercing curse word: bust. Heading into this season, even as he had quietly shown maturation on the field, no one bought into the Seattle Seahawks as a competitive franchise. There were several reasons – sloppy game management and unknowns at corner, among them – but mostly it was rooted in few outside Seattle viewing Smith as a legitimate NFL quarterback.

He continued to prove the doubters wrong on Sunday, leading the Seahawks to a 48-45 shootout win over Detroit on the road. Smith was electric. He annihilated the Lions’ poor defense, throwing dimes to DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Will Dissly. All told, Smith was 23-of-30 for 320 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also added 49 rushing yards and a score on the ground. Smith achieved back-to-back 300-yard passing games for the first time in his NFL career, a testament to Pete Carroll’s growing faith in his quarterback’s abilities.

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India vs South Africa: 'Instinct and hard work' fuel KL Rahul's fluid knock   -4%


He was back among the runs with the slow but steady innings of 51 runs in the first match of the ongoing T20 International series against South Africa. But on Sunday at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, India's vice-captain in the shortest format of the game — KL Rahul — was back in form hitting a 28-ball 57.


Lus Figo plays in record-breaking zero-gravity football game video   -26%


Portugal legend Luís Figo has helped set a world record for the highest football game played at an altitude of 20,230 ft (6166.1-metres) in zero gravity conditions. Figo teamed up with a diverse team of seven football heroes from across the Middle East, Europe and Latin America to set this Guinness World Records title for the 'Highest Altitude Game of Football on a Parabolic Flight'. The match was played across a 75 square metre pitch specifically set inside the aircraft

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Chess: Carlsen expands on 'cheating' suspicions against Niemann   -10%

World champion Magnus Carlsen has called cheating "an existential threat to the game," in comments following his withdrawal from one competition and sudden resignation in another when playing an American teenager.


Man City vs Man Utd LIVE: Result, final score and reaction as Erling Haaland scores another hat-trick   25%


Pep Guardiola’s Man City face off against Erik ten Hag’s Man Utd in the first derby of the season at the Etihad Stadium


Maple Leafs sign training camp holdout Rasmus Sandin to 2-year contract   12%


Rasmus Sandin has signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the club announced on Thursday. The deal will pay the 22-year-old Swedish defenceman, who was a restricted free agent and missed the start of training camp, an average of $1.4 million US per season.


For Lakers' Anthony Davis the goal is simple: 'Play all 82'   -2%


Anthony Davis has spent much of the last two seasons injured, so his plan for this season is to be available for every Lakers game.


Continuity the theme at Raptors media day after multiple seasons rocked by pandemic   3%


Amid a frenzy of player movement around the league, the Raptors had a relatively quiet summer, going with the status quo instead of a major shakeup. Fourteen players returned, making Toronto the league's top team for roster stability.


Four takeaways from the Commanders 25-10 loss to the Cowboys  

Against the Cowboys, the Commanders fell to 1-3 and now have lost three consecutive games.


Mike Trout continues to be a model of dominant consistency for Angels   25%


Mike Trout hit his 39th home run of the season for the Angels in an 8-3 win over the Texas Rangers that was another showcase for the stellar slugger.


Cardinals' Albert Pujols becomes 4th player in MLB history to hit 700 home runs   2%


St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run on Friday night, connecting for his second drive of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and becoming the fourth player to reach the milestone in major league history.


Wissam Ben Yedders hat-trick shows Didier Deschamps what he is missing   47%


There was no room for the Monaco captain in the France squad last week. His goals against Nantes were the perfect response

By Eric Devin for Get French Football News

Wissam Ben Yedder’s hat-trick for Monaco against Nantes on Sunday evening at the Stade-Louis II was a brilliant repudiation of Didier Deschamps’ decision to drop him from the France squad last month. A regular for two years, the diminutive Ben Yedder has won 19 caps under Deschamps and, while he’s only scored three goals for his country, his imperious form in Ligue 1 and the fact that he offers France a different type of attacking option made him a likely member of the World Cup squad.

This season, though, Ben Yedder’s form had drifted. He failed to find the net in his first five league games and did not break that duck until the weekend before the international break, when he scored late on against Reims. His form mirrored his club’s. After a brilliant win at Strasbourg on the opening day, Monaco did not win any of their next four league matches. Their 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes was a decent result, as was their gritty stalemate when down to 10 men against Rennes, but their losses to Troyes and Lens were worrying, particularly as Lyon and Marseille made flying starts.

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Manchester United must use pain of derby defeat to improve Bruno Fernandes   -40%


Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks in Sunday’s game at the Etihad Stadium.


'Road to the Victors': 1997 Michigan steps right over trap game, aces first road test   -40%


The Wolverines had no problem with the Hoosiers, and the guys dig into a couple of elements of the game, including the sterling play of Amani Toomer.

      


A Wheel of Fortune Champion Solves the Relationship Puzzle   -20%

A prescient game show clue set Shawn Jones on a path toward Zainep Mahmoud, his future wife.