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The Dodgers will face the victor of Wednesday's NL Wild Card showdown between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks in a best-of-five series starting on Friday in Los Angeles. He went on the disabled list June 8 with a hand ailment and didn't return until July 24. In 131⁄3 innings, he had an ERA of 4.05. From Aug. 15 to September 23, he put up eight straight quality starts.
  • Vikings sign RB Stevan Ridley to take Dalvin Cook's spot on roster

    Vikings sign RB Stevan Ridley to take Dalvin Cook's spot on roster

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    Ridley is best known for this time with the New England Patriots, particularly during the 2012 season when he rushed for 1,263 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. After staying with the Patriots from 2011 through the 2014 season, he played with the New York Jets in 2015 and the Atlanta Falcons in 2016. Ridley is a former 1,000 yard running back in the National Football League, and has played in some huge games.
  • Alexandre Lacazette wanted to be a goalkeeper until his mum stepped in

    Alexandre Lacazette wanted to be a goalkeeper until his mum stepped in

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    The France striker, who completed a move to the Emirates worth more than £50million in the summer, scored an impressive 37 goals for Ligue 1 outfit Lyon last season. 'I will try my level best to achieve that but there is a big difference in that I was played in virtually every match at Lyon, ' Lacazette said. Despite only playing a full 90 minutes once in the Premier League this term, club-record signing Lacazette has still contributed four goals in seven appearances.
  • Yankees add three pitchers to roster for ALDS against Indians

    Yankees add three pitchers to roster for ALDS against Indians

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    Over at Progressive Field on Thursday, the American League Division Series will be kicking off with Game 1 in a matchup between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians . The Bronx Bombers have more wins than the Twins, home field advantage and have won more games to end the regular season. For the NLDS opener, the Indians will be going with RHP Trevor Bauer .
  • Thigh injury rules Tamim out of second Test

    Thigh injury rules Tamim out of second Test

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    South Africa only recently emerged from winter and Bloemfontein , 280 kilometers (174 miles) from Potchefstroom, is similarly susceptible to cold overnight and early morning conditions which affect grass growth and pitch preparation. "Everyone is good. There is one more Test; everyone is trying to prepare in a way that will help them do well". It was originally India who were expected to be the opponents for the traditional Boxing Day Test but the BCCI's addition of a last-minute series ...
  • Ricciardo: Mercedes has been winning too long

    Ricciardo: Mercedes has been winning too long

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    The race also saw Daniel Ricciardo finish in third, helping the Austrian energy drinks backed team to their first double podium finish since their Malaysian triumph 12 months ago. Eason added that Verstappen's current employers, Red Bull Racing , "need a winning vehicle damn quick" to keep their Dutch driver. "So let's see.
  • Syria and Australia share the spoils

    Syria and Australia share the spoils

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    Australia were within sight of victory after Robbie Kruse's first-half goal, but when Mathew Leckie nudged Soma on 84 minutes the towering forward made no mistake from the spot. The Australians dominated in the first half and led 1-0 at the break. The Bundesliga-based pair reversed roles four minutes later when Kruse sent in a corner that Leckie headed just over the bar as Australia finished the half in a mood that will have pleased coach Ange Postecoglou.
  • Newcastle star's calf problem a blow for Ghana

    Newcastle star's calf problem a blow for Ghana

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    The Black Stars come into the game without several known faces including skipper Asamoah Gyan, Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful, after they failed to recover from injuries. The Black Stars will move to Uganda on Thursday evening and will train at the match venue a day before the game on Saturday afternoon. "We are still monitoring and that is why it is a national team, you don't always depend on few players".
  • Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

    Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

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    The inquiry is being conducted in conjunction with French and U.S. police. Brazil's Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman (C) is escorted from his home by federal police in Rio de Janeiro . "The IOC's Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer has asked the Brazilian authorities for full information in order to proceed with the IOC's investigation, and has offered the IOC's full cooperation", the spokesperson said.
  • Rafael Nadal advances to quarterfinals of China Open

    Rafael Nadal advances to quarterfinals of China Open

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    The world number one saved two match points in his first-round victory over Lucas Pouille in Beijing, but sealed a more commanding 6-3 6-3 win over the unseeded Khachanov. Andrey Rublev also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. Another former world number one, fourth seed Karolina Pliskova, became another high-profile casualty, going out to unseeded Sorana Cirstea.