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Seattle turn Western Conference play-off race into a fight to the death

MLS: Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union

They wasted a lot of time this season, but boy, the Seattle Sounders are making up for it. Sunday’s Cascadia Cup win over the Portland Timbers means that since firing Sigi Schmid the CenturyLink Field side have drawn one and won three of their four league matches, lifting them into play-off contention in the West. A race that looked to have settled into a rhythm just a few weeks back is now a chaotic hot-mess. Seattle haven’t just lit the fuse, they’ve sparked a raging furnace.



Barclays Eagle

People News: Barclays

The former ‎Barclays chief Antony Jenkins is to take his first corporate directorship since leaving the banking group 13 months ago.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto's Aaron Sanchez move reignites inning limit debate

Let’s start with the obvious: nobody – not renowned surgeon Dr James Andrews, not agent Scott Boras, not Washington Nationals and New York Mets general managers Mike Rizzo and Sandy Alderson, not Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz – knows the right path when it comes to protecting young arms.