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Have Argentina ever failed to qualify for the World Cup before?

Have Argentina ever failed to qualify for the World Cup before?

As for Peru , Thursday's draw left it a win away from automatic qualification. With qualification secure, Brazil have taken the foot off the pedal, drawing with both Colombia and Bolivia. It is now 456 minutes since any Albiceleste player found the net from open play, and despite being heavy favourites against Peru in their last game, they were inept in attack, even with five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi pulling the strings. Read More

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Surprise pole victor for Sunday's race at Charlotte, plus Friday observations

That means we'll see a fully-stocked field unless there are some unexpected late changes. This is the first race in the Round of 12 in the Chase, and the second 1.5 mile race in the playoffs overall. "But, overall, it was just the hottest I've been in the vehicle". Larson, then, got off pit road first to restart the race as the leader with 64 laps remaining, but when the yellow flag waved again about 10 laps later, Truex was first of pit road to retake the lead. Read More

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Panthers vs Lions: Game Pick - A battle of the 3-1's

He was 26 of 33 for a season-high 335 yards. "He's getting healthier", Rivera said. I really think so. "We just have to get into a rhythm earlier on offense. In what looked like a cushy matchup with the Saints in Week 3, Newton threw for 167 yards, 6.42 YPA, zero touchdowns and three picks. Dickson had catch-and-runs of 64 and 57 yards in the first half, and might have scored on the first one if he hadn't lost a cleat. Read More

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Wales vs Republic of Ireland

Only eight play-off places from the nine groups are on offer and it will come down to Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings to decide who misses out. Fresh from signing a new two-year deal with the Football Association of Ireland , Martin O'Neill selected Callum O'Dowda in the starting XI, who became the youngest player to start a competitive worldwide under the Irish boss. Read More

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The Seahawks tried a clever trick play and it was intercepted

The Seahawks tried a clever trick play and it was intercepted

Reality returned to the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. They held a solid Rams offense to just 10 points and really gave Russell Wilson and the offense a chance to pull away at any point. This marks the first time that Bennett has stood for the national anthem this season. The previously red-hot Todd Gurley was unremarkable, and the normally reliable Greg Zuerlein pushed a 36-yard kick wide right, a field goal that would have made a huge difference. Read More

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Raiders QB Derek Carr Officially Listed As Questionable For Week 5

Raiders QB Derek Carr Officially Listed As Questionable For Week 5

Things went sideways in the second half. But that wasn't almost enough for the Raiders , who have dropped three straight following a 2-0 start, putting a severe dent in their hopes to challenge in the AFC West. I tried to do anything I could to be back out there. Lynch has just 194 rushing yards in five games. Last season, Michael Crabtree scored three touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens , and he was pretty active in Week 5 as well. Read More

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Social media explodes over Joe Girardi's decision not to challenge

Social media explodes over Joe Girardi's decision not to challenge

He later added: "And that's the one thing that you have to be careful about is players telling - if you just challenge as soon as a player tells you to challenge, you might be wrong". Not only did Girardi's usually sharp bullpen management implode - the "formula", as he called it Saturday - but the Yankees failed in a replay-challenge scenario, something that no team in the majors is better at. Read More

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Browns vs. Jets: Keys to the Game

Browns vs. Jets: Keys to the Game

Josh McCown was part of Cleveland's attempt at garnering a high draft pick, and now he's being used by the Jets to make sure they get a top pick in 2018. Jackson also made a decision to replace Kizer in the second half for backup Kevin Hogan , perhaps a sign the coach is anxious about losing his job. Read More

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Red Sox at Astros

Red Sox at Astros

The most important thing of the day: The Indians made the somewhat curious decision to start Trevor Bauer over Corey Kluber in Game 1 . In the playoffs, there is no need for Rodriguez on the mound late in games, seeing as the Red Sox now have two strong multi-inning relievers in Joe Kelly and David Price . Read More

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Incredible effort by Aggies falls short against Alabama

Incredible effort by Aggies falls short against Alabama

Most Aggie fans would circle the Crimson Tide coming to town as the biggest game of the season. Minkah Fitzpatrick leads the Alabama Crimson Tide with 23 tackles, Raekwon Davis has two sacks and Levi Wallace has three interceptions. Tyrel Dodson is the big-time inside linebacker A&M has been missing for years. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. The Tide doesn't kill its own drives. Read More

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Dodgers face Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker instead of Robbie Ray in Game 1

Dodgers face Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker instead of Robbie Ray in Game 1

That wouldn't be the case Friday, mostly because giving three-time Cy Young victor Clayton Kershaw that kind of cushion isn't the recipe for success . He smashed 29 home runs in 62 games with the D-backs prior to the postseason, keeping his hot bat working. That made it hard for Ray to come back just two days later, so Arizona manager Torey Lovullo is going with Walker against the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium. Read More

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UFC 216 main event nearly falls apart

UFC 216 main event nearly falls apart

Demetrious Johnson to win by submission in Rd3. That's especially true because of the spectre of Conor McGregor that hangs over the fight. Standing between Johnson and history is Borg, a 24-year-old from Arizona who took up fighting because his high school didn't have a wrestling team. Read More

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Messi on the verge of missing world cup

Messi on the verge of missing world cup

That's still not his longest stretch without a goal in a competitive game, as Messi once went 16 games - the last six games of 2010 World Cup qualifying, the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 Copa America - without scoring. Now, that company could well be regretting ever coming up with that idea after Argentina's latest performance against Peru . Despite dominating possession in front of a raucous home support at Buenos Aires' fabled La Bombonera Stadium, Messi and Co. Read More

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Indians DH Encarnacion departs with ankle injury

Indians DH Encarnacion departs with ankle injury

The final score: Indians 9, Yankees 8 in 13 innings. In the second game Thursday, the Cleveland Indians showed why they are favored to not only advance to the World Series but win it for the first time since 1948, the current longest championship drought in baseball, and erase the bitter memory of their seven-game loss to the Cubs previous year. Read More

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Tom Brady leads New England Patriots to important Thursday night win

Tom Brady leads New England Patriots to important Thursday night win

New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady completed 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Thursday's 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . Dion Lewis had one kick return for 23 yards while Danny Amendola returned three punts for 51 yards. We made some plays. Folk is 6 for 11 on field goals and 7 for 9 on extra points through four games. Read More

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Bucs can set tone for season with win vs. Pats

Bucs can set tone for season with win vs. Pats

As for the Bucs, they're coming off a narrow victory over the New York Giants where the offense looked great, but the defense was having trouble stopping Eli and the Giants. Down that 16-7 score, they declined to go for it on fourth-and-2 at the Patriots 31 and ended up missing a 49-yard kick, then did the same on fourth-and-goal at the 13 with 5:39 to go and again missed the kick, this time from 31. Read More

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INDIANS LIVE/Indians take Game 1 4-0

INDIANS LIVE/Indians take Game 1 4-0

The two wild card spots belong to the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins . Meanwhile, the Indians saw Gray three times, and with greater success, handing him two losses. The Yankees managed six hits and three runs against him in 17 innings this year. However, Buxton beat out the throw, and the runner from third came across to score. Read More

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