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Papa John's: Pizza-chain founder blames National Football League protests for slow sales

Papa John's: Pizza-chain founder blames National Football League protests for slow sales The ratings slump is being blamed on the national anthem controversy with players kneeling to protest police violence. Many on the right rallied around Papa John's and Schnatter following his comments. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders", said the chain's CEO John Schnatter, in a call with analysts Wednesday. With fewer Americans watching games, fewer people are presumably ord... [Full Article...]

Gareth Southgate Hands Out Surprising First England Call-Ups To Three Players

Gareth Southgate Hands Out Surprising First England Call-Ups To Three Players Chelsea duo Abraham and Loftus-Cheek are both enjoying spells away from Stamford Bridge with Swansea and Crystal Palace , respectively. The 20-year-old has been promoted from Aidy Boothroyd's Under-21 side, whom he has captained in three of his four internationals. [Full Article...]

Cavs lose again, but LeBron James' sneakers are on point

Cavs lose again, but LeBron James' sneakers are on point Game time is at 7PM EST. "I mean it's early in the season, I feel like, to do it but it wasn't one of those meetings where it was so 'over the top, ' so to speak", Love said. "It is what it is", said James, who had 33 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and eight turnovers, with some of the latter occurring because he had to try to do everything. [Full Article...]

World Series victor proposes on live TV

World Series victor proposes on live TV I've been thinking about it for months now, but I was waiting for the flawless opportunity, you know. As for the ring: You'll be happy to know that Correa was not, in fact, carrying it around with him while he was patrolling shortstop at Dodger Stadium. [Full Article...]

Ashish Nehra 'satisfied' to retire on a high

Ashish Nehra 'satisfied' to retire on a high Nehra ji continued. He also said that he never asked for a farewell game and luckily it happened on his home ground. He also bowled the last over of the innings aa the scenes became emotional for the cricketer in the end. "To have played 19 years is very hard for a fast bowler". "I don't know. The chairman of selection committee has not spoken to me about this". As of now, he would love to spen... [Full Article...]

Tottenham's Alli nearly back to his best, says Pochettino

Tottenham's Alli nearly back to his best, says Pochettino Young is an F.A Cup, League Cup, Europa League and Premier League champion, and according to M.E.N Sports, walked away from the war of words by saying "Let me know when you've won the Prem" to Alli. He has scored 31 goals in 80 league games and become an England regular, although his strike-rate on the global stage is a less impressive two goals in 22 appearances. [Full Article...]

Khichdi as 'National Dish'? Food processing minister quells rumours

Khichdi as 'National Dish'? Food processing minister quells rumours On Thursday, Badal responded to the intense social media attention the humble khichdi had invoked, tweeting, "Enough Khichdi cooked up on a fictitious " National Dish ". Over 800 kgs of the dish will be prepared at the event in New Delhi on November 4 in a bid to create a world record, reported news agency PTI . The cooked khichdi will be distributed to about 60,000 orphan children as wel... [Full Article...]

The Ashes: Bayliss planning for life Down Under without Stokes

The Ashes: Bayliss planning for life Down Under without Stokes Stokes is still being investigated by police after an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub in September, that left a man in hospital with facial injuries. The players will have local knowledge on their side when they do go out because on this tour their chief security officer is a former Queensland policeman, Reg Dickason, who was last week assessing Karachi as a future venue for the Pakistan S... [Full Article...]

New Zealand to kick off World Cup defence v Springboks

New Zealand to kick off World Cup defence v Springboks The schedule for the RWC in Japan has dropped and, despite not knowing two of the teams in Pool A alongside Ireland, Japan and Scotland, Joe Schmidt will be disappointed at how the fates have allowed the opening week to unfold. 2 and Oct. 6 before wrapping up the pool stage against Italy on Oct. 12. In their final pool game Ireland will take on a play-off victor on Saturday October 12 in Fukuo... [Full Article...]

Percy Tau nominated for top CAF award

Players, officials and administrators who distinguished themselves exemplary during the year under review will be honoured. It is for the first time since 2013 that an Ethiopian got nomination in the CAF awards. Super Eagles' duo of Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong have been nominated alongside 28 others for the 2017 African Footballer of the Year Award. [Full Article...]

A New 'Hydraulic Handbrake' Option Makes The Ford Focus RS Even Driftier

A New 'Hydraulic Handbrake' Option Makes The Ford Focus RS Even Driftier Beginning Dec. 1, Ford will sell the Drift Stick, a kit for the Focus RS that includes an electronic handbrake and the necessary electronics bits to make the system work. The Drift Stick works purely electronically, plugging into the car's onboard diagnostics port and opening the rear clutches when the aluminium lever is pulled to allow clutch-free drift initiation. [Full Article...]

Matic heaps praise on McTominay

Matic heaps praise on McTominay Manchester United are on the brink of of a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League after a 2-0 won over Benfica 2-0 at Old Trafford to make it a ideal four wins in Group A. "I'm very satisfied. I'm especially happy at the way the young players have responded when they are called upon and high demands are made of them", Vitoria said. [Full Article...]

Josh Gordon granted conditional reinstatement; Browns stay non-commital

Josh Gordon is one step closer to playing in his first National Football League game in three years. Roger Goodell notified Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns today that he will be reinstated today. Gordon had been suspended indefinitely since 2016 for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. He was only a week away from possible reinstatement last fall when he chose t... [Full Article...]

Sergio Aguero in numbers

Sergio Aguero in numbers City's superior physicality and height advantage proved the difference after Pep Guardiola's side was able weather intense pressing by Napoli in the opening half hour. Eight minutes later Mertens turned provider when he played a precise pass to Lorenzo Insigne who turned the ball home in clinical fashion from 12-yards out, 1-0. [Full Article...]

Sunderland supporters react on Twitter to Simon Grayson's sacking

Sunderland supporters react on Twitter to Simon Grayson's sacking However, the Black Cats have won just one league game under his stewardship as the side continue to struggle to adapt to football league life following last season's relegation from the Premier League . He added: "While we hoped that Simon's experience in the Football League would help us to a successful season, results have not been good enough for a club of this stature". [Full Article...]

Important Analyst's Ratings to Watch: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

Important Analyst's Ratings to Watch: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Heading into the stock price potential, Marathon Oil Corporation needs to grow just 5.93% to cross its median price target of $15. We will use EBITDA margin and Return on Investment (ROI), which control for differences in capital structure between the two companies, to measure profitability and return ., compared to an EBITDA margin of 23.61% for Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR). [Full Article...]

College Football Playoff Annouces Sites for 2021-2024 National Championship Games

College Football Playoff Annouces Sites for 2021-2024 National Championship Games According to George Schroeder of USA Today , Hard Rock Stadium in Miami will host the College Football Playoff title game in January 2021 following the 2020 season. The exterior of Lucas Oil Stadium is shown before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens in Indianapolis , Sunday, Oct. [Full Article...]

Alabama just outside top-25 of preseason basketball AP poll

Alabama just outside top-25 of preseason basketball AP poll Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin also received votes in the poll. UCLA bounced back previous year with an wonderful recruiting class that was led by Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf who got them back to the NCAA tournament. Kentucky rounded out the top 5, followed by Villanova, Wichita State and Florida. The Big Ten had 4 teams ranked, and the PAC-12, Big 12 Big East and SEC had three teams ranked. [Full Article...]

Papa John's blames National Football League controversy for decline in domestic sales

Papa John's blames National Football League controversy for decline in domestic sales At press time, Papa John's stock is trading down over 8% on the day, and it's down about 30% since last December. This season, many players have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. At a league meeting last month, Goodell and the NFL owners opted not to force players to stand during the anthem. And the company expects this trend to continue into t... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal secures year-end No 1 spot after remarkable 2017 season

Rafael Nadal secures year-end No 1 spot after remarkable 2017 season The Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan and season-ending extravaganza ATP Finals at London's O2 in November end another memorable year which will be covered via our website www.skysports.com/tennis with live blogs and updates as the season reaches its climax. [Full Article...]


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