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Postecoglou: Qualification still in Australia's hands

Postecoglou: Qualification still in Australia's hands

With the game taking place little more than a month following the passing away of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, there were emotional scenes prior to the kickoff. Ten minutes after the restart, Thailand had a penalty after Mathew Leckie brought down Theerathon Bunmathan in the area. Teerasil sent the keeper the wrong way for a short-lived lead that had Thai fans briefly anticipating a memorable victory.



Messi leads Argentina team ban on talking to media

Colombia dropped to sixth place with 18 points. It is believed that Lavezzi, who now plays his football for Chinese side Hebei Fortune, will be taking legal action against the journalist who wrote the story. The first four in South American qualifiers have automatic qualifying positions for the next World Cup and the fifth will be in an global playoff for a spot.


Israeli bill recognizing West Bank outposts approved

Israeli bill recognizing West Bank outposts approved

The court ruled in 2014 that Amona was built on private Palestinian land and must be demolished by December 25 of this year. Even if the bill becomes law, it might also be deemed unconstitutional by Israel's Supreme Court. Yesh Din, an Israeli rights group, condemned the bill calling it "a legal stunt created to legally sanction takeover of Palestinian land in the West Bank".


College Football Playoff projections after Week 11

College Football Playoff projections after Week 11

Troy's lone loss this year is to Clemson. But if Ohio State wins its final two, including a home game with MI, and Penn State defeats Rutgers and MI, the Nittany Lions win the division. Texas A&M was in ideal shape to sneak into the Playoff , as they had only one loss (to Bama), a No. 4 spot in the CFP rankings, and a relatively easy schedule the rest of the way.


Djokovic wins opening match at ATP finals, beats Thiem in 3

Djokovic wins opening match at ATP finals, beats Thiem in 3

Another high-profile figure who has lost his magic touch of late, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, was watching from courtside and must have sympathised. Djokovic has been in a slump since winning the French Open in June to complete his career Grand Slam, raising questions about his appetite for continued success.


Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer named American League Rookie of the Year

Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer named American League Rookie of the Year

He received four first-place votes and 23 second-place votes. The 23-year-old was terrific for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA (3.76 FIP) and 132 strikeouts to 42 walks in 159 innings. In terms of games played, no player in history reached 11, 18, 19, and 20 career home runs faster than Sanchez. Ten years after Justin Verlander finished a stellar first season by winning rookie honors, his understudy Michael Fulmer has done the same.