Mauro Icardi Reveals That He Wants to Reach the 100-Goal Mark Playing for Inter Milan

Mauro Icardi has been Inter Milan’s talisman as captain and striker in the last couple of seasons.
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Ahead of of the Milan Derby on Sunday evening, Icardi revealed to the Chinese press at Inter’s Suning training centre of his desire to reach 100 goals and more while playing for the Nerazzurri.
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I work every day to improve and the staff here really help me. I try to get better every day and never stop. Every player can always improve, no matter his age or experience.I am strongest inside the penalty area, but I do want to improve my overall game. My work has only just begun.

Icardi is on-track for another double figures in goals this season, hopefully breaking his 100-goal record with the form his side are in.

Icardi has score 84 goals in 153 games for Inter with six goals in seven appearance so far in this year’s Serie A campaign.

He expressed his gratitude in being apart of Inter’s top 10 record goal scorers, but believes he can achieve more with the Italian side.

I am very happy to be in the top 10 scorers for this club, but it锟斤拷s a long way off the top. In any case, my aim is to score many more goals for Inter.

He believes his development as a striker comes from training every day and receiving help from the Inter staff.

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I am strongest inside the penalty area, but I do want to improve my overall game. My work has only just begun.

Why Colts should shut down Andrew Luck, look to 2018

If the Indianapolis Colts could skip ahead and simulate the remainder of the 2017 season, you suspect they would happily fast-forward to February.

14.2 percent. The Lions have lost three of their past four games and have struggled to keep Matthew Stafford upright, as he has taken 23 sacks, second most in the NFL. Detroit’s chances of winning the division are low, but with five division matchups remaining and Aaron Rodgers out, they could start to climb.

5.7 percent. The Broncos have lost three of their past four games, with Trevor Siemian throwing two touchdowns (and five interceptions) over that stretch. The offense hasn’t mustered more than 16 points in the past four contests, and Denver’s chances of winning the division have dropped below 6 percent as a result.

Dan Graziano, NFL writer: Sure, it has to. Attrition via injury is such a huge part of any NFL season, and the healthier teams tend to be the ones standing at the end. If this were one stand-alone injury, the Patriots likely could weather it. But set in the larger context of the defensive attrition they’ve already endured, it makes you wonder how much more they can take. Buffalo and Miami both are mounting challenges in the AFC East, and Pittsburgh looks like it could cruise to a No. 1 seed. This has to affect the way you view New England’s chances, even if they’re still your favorite.

Our definition of tanking is when a team with little to no chance of contending purposefully plays a weakened roster, knowing that losing will make it more likely it comes away with a cornerstone piece for the future in the draft(s) to come. You might fairly raise moral questions about a team that doesn’t try to win with all its heart every single time out, but the economic structures leagues have built in American sports — the combination of a player draft alongside the artificially depressed salaries of young players — incentivizes teams to either be very good or very bad. It’s not going anywhere.
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Browns rookie Myles Garrett placed in concussion protocol

Myles Garrett could resume his stint on the sidelines.
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League executives had spent that morning as they had the previous four weeks: grappling with a series of events the league and owners could not control, unleashed by President Donald Trump’s harsh criticism of the decision by a handful of players to kneel during the national anthem.

The winless 49ers clawed their way back, but Cousins eventually finished them off, scoring on a 7-yard read-option in the fourth quarter, the exact kind of play Griffin used Cyrus Jones Authentic Jersey to run with transitory brilliance. I’m happy for him, Gruden says. He’s done a good job. He’s going to keep doing a good job, either here or somewhere else. Hopefully it will be here. That’s what our plan is, anyway.

The fog isn’t an excuse for the Falcons, who haven’t scored a single point since the first half of their Week 6 loss to the Dolphins. But Sarkisian being in the booth might be part of the problem given the foggy conditions.

Now that we’re almost halfway through the season, we have a good idea of which young defenses have taken that leap forward, and which have not. We know which veteran defenses are still playing well, and which are not. And we know which teams have put unknown names together and somehow made it all work better than anyone expected.

Below, we’ve ranked the 10 best defenses in the league so far, measured by Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric. DVOA takes every single play during the season, rates the success based on down and distance and then adjusts for both situation and opponent. (It’s explained further here.) Let’s look at what’s making these defenses good in 2017, where they are strongest and weakest and whether early success is likely to continue in the second half of the season. You can find ratings for all 32 teams here.

Dolphins’ Jay Cutler leaves win over Jets with chest injury

Jay Cutler is the latest victim of the injury bug.
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The Dolphins quarterback left Sunday’s 31-28 win over the Jets in the third quarter with a chest injury. After initially saying he was questionable to return, the Dolphins ruled him out and fear he may have cracked ribs. NFL Media reported Sunday that Cutler will get X-rays and an MRI on Monday to determine the significance of his injury.

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The Steelers beat the Bengals in an important divisional win. In Los Angeles, the Broncos faltered against the Chargers and allowed the AFC West to get more interesting. The Dolphins completed a comeback over the Jets and improved to 4-2 on the season. In one of the most exciting games of the day, the Bills forced a fumble in the final three minutes and defeated the Buccaneers with a last-minute field goal.

After the owners finished, Troy Vincent stood up. He was Jaccob Slavin Youth jersey offended by McNair’s characterization of the players as inmates. Vincent said that in all his years of playing in the NFL — during which, he said, he had been called every name in the book, including the N-word — he never felt like an inmate.

It was starting to get nasty. Vincent and Jones had a sharp but quick back-and-forth, with Jones finally reminding the room that rather than league office vice presidents, it was he and fellow owners who had helped build the NFL’s $15 billion-a-year business, and they would ultimately decide what to do. McNair later pulled Vincent aside and apologized, saying that he felt horrible and that his words weren’t meant to be taken literally, which Vincent appreciated.

Cam Newton abruptly leaves weekly press conference

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton cut his press conference short on Wednesday after opting not to respond to a question from a reporter.
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The Associated Press’ Steve Reed shared video of the exchange:

He took an astounding 21 sacks but averaged a solid 7.1 yards per attempt and was picked off only twice. Kessler is unlikely to develop into a great passer, but he should be an upgrade for a team that had seven passing touchdowns and 16 interceptions on 272 dropbacks by Kizer and Kevin Hogan.

Ingram comes up the middle totally unblocked. He hits Siemian in the chest and pulls him to the ground.

After Newton discussed the team’s recent offensive struggles, The Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person asked Newton, Have big plays, big chunk plays been good to get that energy that you’re talking about — does this offense, I know Draymond Green Jersey you had several at Detroit and New England, do you think you guys have the wherewithal to do that consistently, week in and week out?

Next question, Newton replied before pausing and then leaving as another question was being asked.

In the weeks he was active during his first four years with the team, Bernard averaged a 56 percent snap share, 39 percent carry share and 13 percent target share. Those marks are 37 percent, 16 percent and 10 percent, respectively, this season. Fantasy’s No. 40 scoring running back shouldn’t be in lineups.

Packers vs. Cowboys 2017 live stream: Start time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

The last time the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers played was the divisional round of the 2016 playoffs. That game saw the Packers come out on top, 34-31, and the Cowboys go into their Week 5 matchup seeking revenge. The game will begin at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX (live streaming via Fox Sports GO).

Green Bay had a last-second completion followed by a field goal in the fourth to give them the win over the Cowboys in that playoff game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had 355 yards and two touchdowns through the air, along with one interception. Dak Prescott had 302 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for the Cowboys.

Goodell wrote in a memo to all 32 teams last week that the current dispute over the national anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.

The Steelers have found success running the ball on this drive. Pittsburgh has already totaled 57 yards on the ground so far and they have it deep in Kansas City territory. They’ll have a first-and-goal from the 2-yard line to start the second quarter.

No. 1 seed — Chiefs (5-1): First place, AFC West. Here we go again. They were rolling offensively with Alex Smith, but one afternoon of major struggles on both sides of the ball against Pittsburgh — the team that also beat them in last year’s playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium — and here comes the familiar doubt. The good news is all of their division competition looks weaker than expected, boosting their chances to repeat.
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There’s been no decision on the en banc ruling yet, but the NFLPA is still trying to delay Elliott’s suspension again. As expected, the NFLPA filed for a temporary restraining order in New York:

The celebration was reminiscent of Ken Norton Jr.’s famous celebration two decades ago and earned the Steelers back a 15-yard penalty.

Bell’s ability to stick and move is no joke, if this short video posted from his Twitter account Monday night is any indication:
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The touchdown early in the second quarter gave the Steelers the lead for good, as they knocked off the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team.

Source: The NFLPA has already filed for an emergency TRO in NY in Elliott’s case. Filed an hour ago. I’m told t/ plan is to argue tomorrow.

Elliott told the NFL investigation he was 100 percent certain that his accuser told him the same day, You are a black male athlete. I’m a white girl. They are not going to believe you, according to documents obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

What witnesses told police: Four witnesses said they saw the interaction in the parking lot and Elliott did not touch the woman.
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Elliott’s alleged victim’s friend 鈥?the same one who saw bruising on her Thursday afternoon 鈥?was listed as a witness and also said Elliott did not assault the woman that night. The witness signed an affidavit contradicting what her friend had told police. She also said her friend asked her to lie to police.

Records show Elliott’s accuser texted her friend if they ask he dragged me out of my car while she was talking to police. When her friend asked if she wanted to lie, Elliott’s accuser responded, Yea.

Jones announced that Cowboys who failed to stand for the anthem would be benched.

In playoff games in that period, during which the Patriots reached three Super Bowls and won two, Edelman has 28 more receptions, 45 more targets and 14 more first-down receptions than any other player, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information. It’s true that the Patriots have played in a bunch of postseason games, giving Edelman more opportunities than most players around the league, but there is no doubt that he is quarterback Tom Brady’s crutch in those clutch situations.
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Indeed, on Oct. 8, Jones announced that Cowboys who failed to stand for the anthem would be benched. He cited a (nonexistent) NFL rule requiring that players stand. Jones, according to ESPN, also had informed his fellow owners that he had spoken with Trump repeatedly by phone, and reported that Trump had no intention of backing down from his criticism of the NFL and its players, in ESPN’s words. Trump is known to be friendly with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Still, Trump’s self-injection into the Kaepernick affair began well after the league-wide cold shoulder against the quarterback became evident through what the grievance describes as unusual and bizarre behavior by the teams. It is no longer a statistical anomaly but instead a statistical impossibility that Mr. Kaepernick has not been employed or permitted to try out for any NFL team since the initiation of his free agency period.

Why it’s important for Celtics to get away for a few days

When the Boston Celtics wrapped up their media day chores on Monday afternoon, players boarded two oversized yellow buses — think supersized school buses with Wi-Fi and comfy seats — and headed south for Tuesday’s first day of class at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

The goal of this rare, three-day training camp field trip: Find Ubuntu — or, well, something like it.

If the Knicks don’t make a trade to create cap space in the next two summers, the club might have to wait until the summer of 2020 to make an impact in free agency. The way things are going, that might be the earliest that the club becomes attractive to top-flight free agents anyway.
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Warren Sapp Youth Jersey In the meantime, New York has all of its first-round draft picks going forward. You can thank ex-team president Jackson for that. Jackson, according to league sources, was steadfast in his belief that the Knicks shouldn’t trade future first-round picks. Since the 2018 draft is projected to be stacked at the top — and this is the last year before the NBA implements new rules with deflated lottery odds for the very worst teams — there may not be a better time for New York to tank.

So Perry and team president Steve Mills will have the opportunity to rebuild with young talent through the draft and, potentially, via trade. They just might have to wait a few years before they can make an impact on the free-agent market.

Jordan Hicks had the big stop on third down.

They are also relying on young players and unproven long-range shooters — a big deal for a team that jacked more triples than everyone but Houston and Cleveland. Opponents will dare Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum and svelte Marcus Smart, and Stevens will likely encourage them to let fly — at least from the corners, where Brown quietly drilled 44 percent.

But most first- and second-year players are net negatives. Chemistry takes time. Boston may be a little schizophrenic between and within games. There will be extended stretches when it clicks — when Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford ping the ball around, the cuts and handoffs are zippy, and open 3s find bottom.

Field goal, Panthers. Graham Gano matches Elliott with a 39-yarder, and the game is tied 3-3. Jordan Hicks had the big stop on third down.

Field goal, Eagles. After the fumble, the Eagles’ defense forces a three-and-out. Wentz then finds Marcus Johnson for 16 yards, and the Birds are into Panthers territory. Jake Elliott comes in to kick a 50-yard field goal and the Eagles lead 3-0 with 6:57 left in the first quarter.

Philadelphia’s first drive does not end well. Wentz is sacked at the Carolina 40-yard line by Julius Peppers. He fumbles and Carolina recovers.

“It’s a dream come true,” Fertitta said. “This is my building and my team. And it’s kinda fun.”

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