Shanghai Masters 2018

Shanghai Masters 2018, DEFENDING champion Federer has advanced through to the quarterfinal at the 2018 Shanghai Masters with a three-set victory over Roberto and was a professional snooker tournament that took place in Shanghai, China from 10 to 16 September. It was a 24-man non-ranking …

Shanghai Masters 2018, The 2018 Shanghai Rolex Masters is a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It will be the tenth edition of the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000, classified and professional snooker tournament that took place in Shanghai, China from 10 to 16 September. It was a 24-man non-ranking …

DEFENDING champion Federer has advanced through to the quarterfinal at the 2018 Shanghai Masters with a three-set victory over Roberto Bautista Agut.

The Spaniard got the jump on Federer in the second set, blitzing him 6-2 before the Swiss maestro kicked back into gear in the third and took the match. But it didn’t come without some fire from his World No. 28 opponent.

A successful forehand winner from Bautista Agut at 4-4 in the deciding set was called out by the linesman, forcing the point to be replayed.

Federer successfully broke Bautista Agut’s serve and went on to take the set 6-4, sparking an outburst from his downed opponent.

He accused the umpires of favouritism for the 20-time grand slam champ during the “critical” moment as he fought to escape his second round of 16 exit in two tournaments.

“It is not the first time that favouritism has occurred,” he said after the match.

“I do not think I lost by that ball, but in my opinion I do not think the referee was right there.

“I’m a bit disgusted with the result because I think I have made merits to win or to put myself in a position to win, it was the first time I had Federer on the ropes, it was a good day to beat him and in the end he was not able to win.

“It was a very tense moment, I went 30-0, with two good serves, I was 30 equal and I felt the tension of having Federer in front of me.

“That the match was at a very critical point, a decisive moment like that, in a deuce, a point more or a point less is decisive.”

Federer’s win came after paying tribute to long-time rival Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard takes time off from the court to help his country out amid a flash flooding crisis.

“I know how important Majorca is to Rafa and I have been in touch with him to see if I can help with anything,” Federer said in a video message.

“I have seen him helping in the village where he comes from and to see that is super-inspiring. Rafa, you have our support.

“We are thinking of all the people in Majorca. We wish you strength in these difficult times and I hope to be back on Majorcasoon.”

Fellow rival Novak Djokovic, also taking part in Shanghai, said he hoped Nadal’s efforts would inspire others.

“A big hug and friendly regards to Rafa and well done amigo for helping out,” said the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion.

“I invite anyone to give their support in anyway they can. Gracias.”

Federer and Djokovic are currently locked in a battle for the World No. 2 spot with the Serbian star just two wins away from pipping the 37-year-old.

He needs to make the final of the Shanghai Masters to go up a ranking.
Wu had a dream year in 2017. He created history for men’s tennis in China by winning both the boys’ singles and doubles titles at the 2017 US Open. He then went on to win Shanghai’s ATP Challenger championship to clinch a wildcard for the 2017 Rolex Shanghai Masters.

Wu fell to the experienced Simon on his Masters debut in the singles last year, but managed to advance to the second round of doubles partnering local player Wu Di.

The 18-year-old did not have a smooth start to his first season on the men’s tour. He struggled with injuries in the first six months of the year. But he made a strong comeback at the Jakarta Asian Games in August, advancing to the singles final before being defeated by his experienced opponent Denis Istomin. Runners-up is the best placed finish for a Chinese tennis player in 24 years at the Asian Games.

“The Asian Games helped to rebuild by self-confidence,” Wu told Shanghai Daily. “It was my first Asian Games. I could have done better, as I was very eager to bring back the gold medal for China. It’s an emotional feeling to fight for the mother country. But generally I was happy with my performance and look forward to the next tournaments in China.”

Wu has added a new member to his coaching team in Dutchman Sven Groeneveld, who in the past has worked with players like Maria Sharapova.

“He told me that the person who can make changes for me is myself,” Wu said. “I’m playing more aggressively and improving under his direction.”

Wu failed to make it into the last eight of this year’s Shanghai Challenger, while 32-year-old Tianjin-native Li Zhe became the only Chinese player to advance to the last four of the tournament. Li was therefore awarded a wildcard for the tournament.

The other wildcard went to Zhejiang native Zhang Ze, winner of this year’s Chengdu Challenger, which was also his second Challenger title.

The two doubles’ wildcards were given to the Chinese pairs of Zhangze/Gong Maoxin and Wu Di/Li Zhe.

Three-time National Games’ winner Wu Di was given a wildcard for the qualifier of this year’s masters. At last year’s tournament, Wu became the first Chinese player to win first-round matches in both his singles and doubles games. He lost to Steve Johnson in his second-round match.

The other three Chinese qualifier wildcards went to Zhang Zhizhen, Teri Gele and Hua Runhao.

Brewers vs Dodgers

Brewers vs Dodgers prediction, preview: MLB playoffs schedule, bracket, live stream, TV, and things to know On Friday, we’ll witness the start of the 2018 National League Championship Series and it’s a beauty. We’ve got the Milwaukee Brewers.
coming from the smallest market in baseball and having never won an NL pennant against the defending NL champion Dodgers, who reside in the second-largest market in baseball.
David vs. Goliath? I’m sure some will paint it that way. The Brewers did end up with the most wins in the NL, though, and have home-field advantage in this series as a result.
Here is what you need to know about this series.
LCS games will air on Fox, FS1 and TBS, which can be streamed on fuboTV (Try for free). For a look at the complete schedule, click here.
NLCS schedule, bracket
DATE TIME MATCHUP TV
Fri., Oct. 12
8:09 p.m. ET
L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee
FS1
Sat., Oct. 13
4:09 p.m. ET
L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee
Fox
Mon., Oct. 15
7:39 p.m. ET
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers
FS1
Tue., Oct. 16
9:09 p.m. ET
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers
FS1
Wed., Oct. 17*
5:05 p.m. ET
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers
FS1
Fri., Oct. 19*
8:39 p.m. ET
L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee
FS1
Sat., Oct. 20*
9:09 p.m. ET
L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee
FS1The Brewers haven’t lost in a long time
The Brewers closed the regular season with an eight-game winning streak, just stealing the NL Central from the Cubs, and then swept the Rockies in the NLDS. It’s an 11-game winning streak overall, but it’s more jarring when we put it in this context:
By the time the NLCS starts, it will have been 20 days since the Brewers last lost a game.
Take from this what you will, whether it’s “they are so hot they’ll keep winning,” “they are due for a loss” or that it doesn’t really mean anything other than that they have been playing great baseball.
I just find it interesting and outstanding.
The Dodgers have been one of baseball’s best teams for a while
Through 162 games, the Dodgers were 91-71 and needed to win a tiebreaker game over the Rockies to secure their sixth straight NL West title. That is 13 games worse than last season and they were only good enough for the third-best record in the NL. With this level of payroll and talent, it probably sounds like a disappointing regular season. After all, they were “under” on the over/under Vegas line.
We always need context, though. Almost everything that could have possibly gone wrong did for about six weeks.
From early to mid-May, the Dodgers lost nine of 10 games with eight of those losses coming to the three NL last-place teams (Padres, Reds, Marlins). They got Justin Turner back and a sort of switch flipped. From May 15 to the end of the season, the Dodgers went 76-45, four games better than the Cubs for the best record in the NL in that time (five games better than the Brewers).
That 76-45 record, by the way, is a 162-game pace of 102 wins. They just won three of four from the Braves, too, which pretty well falls in line with that.
Basically, these Dodgers have been a true talent 102-win team since the middle of May.
Two championship droughts in context
Again, there’s always context. For the huge-money, marquee-franchise Dodgers, not winning the World Series since 1988 is a drought. This is their 12th trip to the playoffs since that championship and, again, their sixth straight appearance in the postseason. They have yet to get the job done and last year was their first pennant since 1988. Many surely believe this is unacceptable and anything less than hoisting that trophy after the Fall Classic will be considered a disappointment.
On the flip-side, the Brewers don’t get here all too often. This is only the fifth playoff appearance in franchise history. There were none between 1982 and 2008. This is only the third time in a League Championship Series and the second time on the NL side. The franchise has one pennant, but that was in the AL. The Brewers have never been to the World Series as the NL representative.
Also, the Brewers have been in existence for 50 years and have never won the World Series. The Dodgers have been to the playoffs 32 times with 23 pennants and six World Series titles.

Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football The Eagles (2-3) will head to North Jersey for a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Giants (1-4) at MetLife Stadium. Watch N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia: TV channel, game info, start time.

Happy Thursday and game day, New York Giants fans. Tonight, we have a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) and the New York Giants (1-4).

Here is how to watch, listen to, and wager on the game. Use this as your open thread.

Game details
What: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

When: Thursday, Oct. 11

Where: MetLife Stadium

Game time: 8:20 p.m.

TV: FOX, NFL Network, Amazon

Announcers: FOX — Joe Buck (Play-by-Play), Troy Aikman (Analyst), Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink (Sideline Reporters).

Radio: National — SiriusCh. 88, XM 225, Internet 822 | Westwood One (Ian Eagle and Tony Boselli) | Tune-In Premium; Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM and 101.9-FM and local affiliates (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross); Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames)

Odds: Eagles -2.5 [Odds Shark]

Prediction: Odds Shark predicts a 23-21 Eagles victory

Online Stream: Amazon Prime, the NFL app on your phone, smart TV or gaming system with a cable login, Sling TV subscription or free 7-day trial, FuboTV subscription or free 7-day trial.

Weather: 72 degrees at kickoff, rainy [NFL Weather]

SB Nation Eagles website: Bleeding Green Nation

Check the @BigBlueView Twitter account for in-game updates. As always, there will first and second-half threads for you to comment in. There will be plenty of post-game coverage as well, so make sure you don’t miss any of that.

Remaining regular-season schedule
Week 7 (Oct. 22): @ Atlanta Falcons (8:15 p.m. | ESPN)

Week 8 (Oct. 28): vs. Washington Redskins (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 9: BYE

Week 10 (Nov. 12): @ San Francisco 49ers (8:15 p.m. | ESPN)

Week 11 (Nov. 18): vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 12 (Nov. 25): @ Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 13 (Dec. 2): vs. Chicago Bears (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 14 (Dec. 9): @ Washington Redskins (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 15 (Dec. 16): vs. Tennessee Titans (1 p.m. | CBS)

Week 16 (TBD): @ Indianapolis Colts (TBD)

Week 17: Dec. 30): vs. Dallas Cowboys (1 p.m. | FOX)

Eagles vs Giants

Eagles vs Giants The Eagles (2-3) will head to North Jersey for a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Giants (1-4) at MetLife Stadium. Watch N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia: TV channel, game info, start time.

Happy Thursday and game day, New York Giants fans. Tonight, we have a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) and the New York Giants (1-4).

Here is how to watch, listen to, and wager on the game. Use this as your open thread.

Game details
What: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

When: Thursday, Oct. 11

Where: MetLife Stadium

Game time: 8:20 p.m.

TV: FOX, NFL Network, Amazon

Announcers: FOX — Joe Buck (Play-by-Play), Troy Aikman (Analyst), Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink (Sideline Reporters).

Radio: National — SiriusCh. 88, XM 225, Internet 822 | Westwood One (Ian Eagle and Tony Boselli) | Tune-In Premium; Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM and 101.9-FM and local affiliates (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross); Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames)

Odds: Eagles -2.5 [Odds Shark]

Prediction: Odds Shark predicts a 23-21 Eagles victory

Online Stream: Amazon Prime, the NFL app on your phone, smart TV or gaming system with a cable login, Sling TV subscription or free 7-day trial, FuboTV subscription or free 7-day trial.

Weather: 72 degrees at kickoff, rainy [NFL Weather]

SB Nation Eagles website: Bleeding Green Nation

Check the @BigBlueView Twitter account for in-game updates. As always, there will first and second-half threads for you to comment in. There will be plenty of post-game coverage as well, so make sure you don’t miss any of that.

Remaining regular-season schedule
Week 7 (Oct. 22): @ Atlanta Falcons (8:15 p.m. | ESPN)

Week 8 (Oct. 28): vs. Washington Redskins (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 9: BYE

Week 10 (Nov. 12): @ San Francisco 49ers (8:15 p.m. | ESPN)

Week 11 (Nov. 18): vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 12 (Nov. 25): @ Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 13 (Dec. 2): vs. Chicago Bears (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 14 (Dec. 9): @ Washington Redskins (1 p.m. | FOX)

Week 15 (Dec. 16): vs. Tennessee Titans (1 p.m. | CBS)

Week 16 (TBD): @ Indianapolis Colts (TBD)

Week 17: Dec. 30): vs. Dallas Cowboys (1 p.m. | FOX)