Sunday 29th October 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day 

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is the NFL game between the Cleveland Browns and the Minnesota Vikings which is taking place at Twickenham Stadium in London. The Browns have struggled so far this season - they are without a win and currently sit bottom of the North division of the American Football Conference while their rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer is not having the best of starts to his Browns career. However he has been given the nod of confidence and will start against the Vikings today. The Browns will hope playing in London will bring a change in fortune after their overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans at the FirstEnergy Stadium last week. 

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The Vikings have enjoyed a more positive campaign so far compared to their opposition today. They are currently sit top of the North division of the National Football Conference with five wins from their opening seven games. Much of this success has been down to their effectiveness in defence, as shown when they limited the Baltimore Ravens to only 208 yards in the entire game. The Vikings will travel to Twickenham as deserved favourites, however they can ill-afford any complacency – they were favourites to beat the Browns the last time the sides met in 2013 but suffered a surprising 31-27 defeat. Although the Vikings are expected to be largely untroubled, today could well be an exciting game that provides a shock result.

Honourable mentions

around the globe go to the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has a commanding 66 point leader of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari coming into this weekend. In the Premier League, Leicester City host Everton at the King Power Stadium in what will be new Leicester boss Claude Puel’s first league game in charge. It’s the fifth game of the MLB World Series between the Houston Astros and the LA Dodgers at Minute Maid Park - the series is tied (2-2). It’s the Birmingham derby in the EFL Championship as Birmingham City take on Aston Villa at St Andrew’s. It’s the final day of the PGA Tour WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan Golf Club and the Malaysian MotoGP takes place at the Sepang International Circuit. Bath versus Gloucester at the Recreation Ground is one of two Aviva Premiership fixtures and it’s the finals of the ATP Erste Bank Open and ATP Swiss Indoors in Vienna and Basel respectively. The cycling Six Day Series enters its final day in London while in the Argentine Primera División Boca Juniors take on Belgrano at La Bombonera.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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