2017 Major League Soccer playoffs schedule and matchups

The Seattle Sounders lifted MLS Cup last season. The matchups are set for the 2017 Major League Soccer playoffs, with MLS Cup set for Dec. 9 on ESPN. The top six teams from each conference will fight it out, with the best two teams in the East and West all receiving byes to the conference semifinals. They will play the winners of the third and fourth seeds in each conference, who host the fifth and sixth seeds in single knockout matches. The conference semifinals and finals that follow are each ...
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Cologne part ways with sporting director Schmadtke after winless start

Steve Nicol can't believe Cologne are seeking a rematch against Dortmund after a questionable VAR ruling in their 5-0 loss. Aleksey Rios' lone goal was the difference as BATE Borisov condemned Cologne to their third straight defeat in Group H. COLOGNE, Germany -- Struggling Cologne have parted company with managing director Joerg Schmadtke after the side's winless start to the Bundesliga. The club say their board of management and Schmadtke came to differences of opinion...
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ICYMI in NFL Week 7: 3 shutouts, so few TDs on dud of a day

Talk about a clunker of a day around the NFL: There were three shutouts in a span of about 6½ hours, the same number of zeros put up throughout all of last season. With all of the emphasis on offense over the years, with rule changes intended to make it easier to score and harder […]
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NHL Short Notes

SUNDAY’S RESULT Home Team in Caps Vancouver 4, DETROIT 1 Continue reading "NHL Short Notes"
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Capitals Express Frustration with Penalties, Inconsistency

Frustration took center stage for the Washington Capitals on Saturday when they fell 4-1 to the Florida Panthers on home ice, just 24 hours after they downed the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in overtime. Following the loss, goaltender Philipp Grubauer expressed that Washington needs to keep pushing forward and has to better handle their consistency heading into the rest of the season. “We gotta grind it out,” Grubauer said. “I think games aren’t easy. They are never easy in this league, and we gotta fi...
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Leonardo Bonucci gets 4/10 after red card as AC Milan shut out again

Leonardo Bonucci's reckless elbow drew a red card which left his teammates short-handed against Genoa. Ten-man AC Milan were held to a goalless draw by Genoa at the San Siro on Sunday, with Leonardo Bonucci receiving his marching orders in the first half. To their credit, the Rossoneri pushed on for the win despite the setback, but they were unable to find a breakthrough as the pressure remains on Vincenzo Montella. Positives There was a significant improvement in the second-half performanc...
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Karim Benzema backed by Marcelo, Butragueno over Lineker criticism

Zinedine Zidane hits back at former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker for his remarks about Karim Benzema on social media. With just two goals in eight games for Real Madrid this season, the FC guys debate whether or not Karim Benzema is overrated. Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo and director Emilio Butragueno have followed coach Zinedine Zidane in defending Karim Benzema from criticism from ex-England international Gary Lineker. Former Barcelona striker Lineker tweeted during Madrid&apo...
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Luke Shaw set to feature for Manchester United vs. Swansea

LEIGH, England -- Luke Shaw is in line to feature for Manchester United against Swansea in the Carabao Cup after he was left out of the
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ‘fired up’ about play up front, calls Doug Baldwin-Tom Cable incident a dead issue

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll cited improved play on both lines as a key to the win over the Giants Sunday.
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Arsenal's Arsene Wenger 'frightened' by prospect of retiring as manager

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told
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At long last, Dodgers ace Kershaw pitches in World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the Twilight Zone of October, the clock turns back at Dodger Stadium. To the mound, to the moments that defined World Series champions. Orel Hershiser, steely and standing tall.Fernando Valenzuela, eyes to the sky.The great Sandy Koufax, the very picture of pitching. And that brings us to Game 1 on […]
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Khedira hat trick powers 10-man Juventus to rout of Udinese

Udinese Juventus 2 6 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Sami Khedira scored a hat trick as 10-man Juventus recovered to beat Udinese 6-2 at the Dacia Arena. A poor start for Juve ...
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Marco Asensio stars as Real Madrid beat Eibar, win fourth straight

Real Madrid Eibar 3 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Marco Asensio's team-leading third La Liga goal of the season sparked Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Eib...
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Lovren the scapegoat but Liverpool's problems under Klopp are collective

Alejandro Moreno and Gab Marcotti evaluate Dejan Lovren's short-lived start in Liverpool's defeat at Tottenham. Jurgen Klopp makes no attempt to justify Liverpool's poor outing at Tottenham, and admits the Reds deserve to be criticised. Don Hutchison says Liverpool were far too open in their play at Wembley against Tottenham and that played right into Mauricio Pochettino's hands. Don Hutchison says Liverpool were far too open in their play at Wemble...
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Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men's Player for second year running

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi and Neymar to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award for the
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Brazil coach Tite voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over Neymar for FIFA award

Brazil coach Tite voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over his own player Neymar on his FIFA ballot for The Best Men's Player Award. Ronaldo
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Fournette out for Jaguars vs. Colts, Packers shuffle O line

Leonard Fournette, the NFL’s second-leading rusher, will not play for the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Fournette did not practice this week with a sprained right ankle, and Chris Ivory starts in Fournette’s place. Fournette has rushed for 596 yards, second to Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt (630), and nobody has scored more […]
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Ernesto Valverde hoping to keep Barcelona transfer plans quiet

After a whirlwind first 100 days of his tenure at Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde hopes the next 100 will be more quiet. Ernesto Valverde praises Luis Suarez's effort in front of goal, despite missing an open net in Barcelona's win over Malaga. BARCELONA -- Ernesto Valverde wants to keep Barcelona's transfer plans under wraps amid continued reports the club will make another bid for Philippe Coutinho in January. Barca's CEO Oscar Grau said earlier this month that the cl...
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'Ronaldo is the best player of his generation, by a long way' - Zidane

Marco Asensio's team-leading third La Liga goal of the season sparked Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Eibar. Cristiano Ronaldo spurned a handful of opportunities, but Marco Asensio and Marcelo were on hand to lead Real Madrid past Eibar. Cristiano Ronaldo spurned a handful of opportunities, but Marco Asensio and Marcelo were on hand to lead Real Madrid past Eibar. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to retain the FIFA "The Best" awar...
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Raul Gudino makes history as Hirving Lozano continues to dazzle

Hirving Lozano's seventh Eredivisie goal and Marco van Ginkel's brace paved the way for PSV's comfy win against Heracles. While FC Porto lost to RB Leipzig, with Hector Herrera and Miguel Layun in the starting eleven, and Benfica lost to Manchester United with Raul Jimenez among the starters, Mexican footballers in Europe had one of their most important weeks this season. It hasn't been an easy start for El Tri's European legion, but at least this week will be remembere...
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Chelsea may be flawed, but a repeat of doomed 2015-16 season looks unlikely

Despite Chelsea coming away with a win, Stewart Robson highlights causes for concern for the champions. After Chelsea fought back to beat Watford, Antonio Conte insists he will never be worried about being sacked. Trends and patterns are popular among football observers. Jose Mourinho is heralded for having always won the league in his second season at a club before suffering "Third Season Syndrome", a condition that often sees relations with his employers rapidly deteriorate before ...
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Vikings safety Sendejo suspended 1 game for hit on Wallace

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo for one game for violating player safety rules in Sunday’s win against the Baltimore Ravens. Sendejo’s hit on Ravens receiver Mike Wallace on Baltimore’s seconds series of the game was directly to the head. Wallace’s helmet flew off during the collision, and Sendejo […]
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Firefighters still battling Wilson fire worried heat wave could make job harder

Dangerous fire conditions posed concerns Monday for firefighters still working to contain a 50-acre fire that forced a precautionary evacuation of a historic observatory atop Mount Wilson last week. The fire is no longer active and is 70 percent contained, but , according to Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service Angeles National Forest. A red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for much of Southern California, including the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles Natio...
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2017 Major League Soccer playoffs schedule and matchups

Relive all the goals from an action-packed Decision Day in MLS, including David Villa's brace and Giovinco's stunner. Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and Jay Heaps preview the two knockout matches in the Eastern Conference. Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and Jay Heaps examine the Western Conference knockout matches in the MLS Cup Playoffs. It's playoff time. Following the conclusion of the 2017 MLS regular season, the postseason is set to begin ahead of MLS Cup, ...
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Celtic fans awarded as best by FIFA for tribute to Lisbon Lions

Celtic fans were honoured at the FIFA Best Awards on Monday. Celtic fans have been recognised with a gong at the FIFA Best Awards in London. The Old Firm supporters won the award of best fans for their tribute to the Lisbon Lions in May - for the 50th anniversary of the club winning the European Cup - after voting from other clubs' supporters on FIFA's website. In a ceremony attended by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish, fans took part in a card display which showed an ...
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Monday’s NFL news might only make it harder for Seahawks to pull off a trade to help offensive line

The Seahawks' options for trading for help on their offensive line appear to be dwindling.
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Cyclocross roundup: Epic flooding at Crossword, photos from Heron Lakes, and more

That smile, that strawberry helmet, those sweatpants: This kid is pure Portland cyclocross spirit.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) We’re right in the thick of this year’s cyclcross season. And from what I’ve seen and heard it’s been a good one. First things first though. Have you seen the River City Bicycles recap video of the Cyclocross Crusade race at Alpenrose a few weekends ago? It’s hilarious and it’s not what you’re expecting (scroll down to watch). I got out to my first event of ...
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Mewis brace as USWNT thumps S. Korea

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Huddersfield Town can get something at Anfield - Christopher Schindler

Huddersfield defender Christopher Schindler has said his side have "the confidence to take something" from their match at Liverpool next
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Watch: Prem in 90 - manager merry-go-round

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