Week Four Preview

Miles Perry | With three weeks in the books, we are starting to get an idea of who will be in the playoff conversation come November. Most people will agree that Alabama and Clemson will be in the conversation again, but there are a few surprise teams who have looked sharp thus far. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have asserted themselves as contenders, and Penn State will most likely contend for another Big 10 championship. Game of The Week #16 TCU at #6 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will lead his team to battle at home against a solid TCU squad in what is one of the biggest Big 12 games of the year. Rudolph torched the Pitt defense last week for 497 yards and 5 touchdowns in an almost perfect performance. The Cowboys high-powered offense, which is averaging 54 points per game, will be met by a TCU defense that only gives up 14 points per game. However, TCU looked vulnerable at times last week against SMU, giving up 36 points....

NWSL

Houston Dash vs Chicago Red Stars preview: Chicago looks to seal the deal By Bianca Verar

With a win this weekend, Chicago clinches the third playoff spot for the 2017 post season....

Tennis

WTA Tokyo: Garbiñe Muguruza steers to comfortable win over Caroline Garcia By Don Han

World number one Garbiñe Muguruza continues her fine run with a routine victory over Caroline Garcia in straight sets, prevailing 6-2, 6-4....

Tennis

ATP St. Petersburg: Damir Dzumhur fights off Liam Broady's challenge By Susan Regisford

Damir Dzumhur ends the run of the qualifier, Liam Broady, to get to his third semifinals of the season....
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Tennis

WTA Tokyo: Caroline Wozniacki progresses as Dominika Cibulkova retires

Oliver Dickson Jefford | Third seed and defending Toray Pan Pacific Open champion Caroline Wozniacki made it through to the semifinals of this year’s tournament on Friday, though she progressed due to unfortunate circumstances with Dominika Cibulkova retiring a break down in the decider. Cibulkova, who had played some encouraging tennis this week after a tricky season to date, impressed in the first set and was four times a break up in the second set. The Slovak held two match points as she served for the win at 6-5 in the second, though Wozniacki fought back and took the tiebreak, eventually reaching the last four as the fifth seed was forced to retire with the score 3-6, 7-6(5), 3-1 in favor of the Dane. Cibulkova was forced to retire after nearly winning the match (Getty/Matt Roberts) The result has huge implications for Cibulkova, who retired with a right leg problem. The defending WTA Finals champion is now extremely unlikely to qualify for this year’s event, meaning her ranking could fall significantly by the end of the year. Meanwhile, a seventh semifinal of 2017 for Wozniacki means she is still well on track to make the season end finale for the first time since 2014. Wozniacki will face world number one Garbine Muguruza in the last four. The two met in Miami earlier this season, with the Spaniard retiring down a set to the former world number one. Wozniacki through as Cibulkova forced to quit It is naturally always disappointing to see a player retire at any stage in the match,...

Tennis

WTA Tokyo: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova completes comeback to oust Barbora Strycova in three sets By Don Han

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova put in a spirited display to defeat Barbora Strycova in three sets at the quarterfinal stage of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, extending her lead in their head-to-head to 4-0....

Tennis

Report: WTA Finals line-up could be expanded to 16 players from 2019 onwards By Don Han

An interview with the tournament director of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy Alexander Medvedev saw the Russian mention that the WTA is considering the expand the field of the WTA Finals to 16 players from the current eight when the tournament gets relocated to another location after their contract in Singapore ends....

Tennis

WTA Tokyo quarterfinal preview: Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova By Oliver Dickson Jefford

Two women who have been the world number one in 2017 face off in what is an intriguing quarterfinal clash in Tokyo....

MLB

Estradabien: Marco Estrada forgoes free agency to remain in Toronto, signs one-year, $13-million extension with Blue Jays By Max Gao

After a season of stressing that staying in Toronto was his top priority, right-hander Marco Estrada has signed a one-year extension with the Blue Jays worth $13 million....

Tennis

WTA Tokyo: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki battles past Shelby Rogers By Oliver Dickson Jefford

Wozniacki fell a set down, and a break down in the final set, to Rogers, though the defending champion battled back to secure a hard-fought victory in her first match....

NFL

NFL Week 3: San Francisco 49ers and the LA Rams face off on Thursday Night Football By Kyle Sennikoff

LA Rams look for their second win of the season....

Soccer

Score Sporting Kansas City 2-1 New York Red Bulls in 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final By Alan Núñez

90'+6 It is over! Sporting Kansas City is the new U.S. Open Cup Final. GOOOOAAL! Wright-Phillips takes advantage of a loose ball and sends it to the back of the net.   90' The referee decides six minutes of aggregate time. 65' Things are looking great for coach Peter Vermes. His squad is in...
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