Let’s step away from football for a minute today. Has anyone been watching the MLB playoffs? They have been pretty fantastic so far, no? OK, the starting pitching has been a bit disappointing. But how about Jose Altuve’s three-homer game, or David Price working out of the bullpen again, or Archie Bradley’s triple, or Bryce Harper’s bomb, and his hair! My team (the Orioles) didn’t make it to October, but I’m digging it anyway.
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Monday’s Toffee Bites
Gaffer admits team's results must improve, backs his methods - Liverpool Echo
Blues boss says he's working hard to turn things around but insists Davy Klaassen must be given more time.
Everton legend Kevin Ratcliffe's message to new players - Daily Mail Online
Everton boss Ronald Koeman deserves time to part the gathering clouds of discontent at Goodison Park and should look to the past for inspiration, according to Kevin Ratcliffe.
Koeman given until end of October to save his job - Mirror Online
Koeman is facing a fight to save his job after the Toffees slumped towards the Premier League's relegation places.
EFC can hit the heights of 4-0 win against City again - and here's how - Daily Post
January's Goodison thrashing seems a distant memory now.
Spurs, Palace eye Lookman from Everton back to London in January - Mirror Online
Teen signed in the last winter window hasn't played one Premier League minute this season — but Blues don't want to sell.
Transfer rumor: Lookman Linked With Everton Exit - Sports Illustrated
19-year-old Ademola Lookman could return to the capital in January after reportedly becoming frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities this season, according to the Mirror.
Spence Proud After Ladies Push City Close - EvertonFC.com
Andy Spence was proud of the efforts of his players after Everton Ladies pushed joint league-leaders Manchester City all the way on Saturday night.
Keane Helps England To Win In Final Qualifier - EvertonFC.com
Michael Keane played the full 90 minutes as England ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win in Lithuania.
What and How to Watch
World Cup Qualifying: Moldova vs. Austria, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Serbia vs. Georgia, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Wales vs. Ireland, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS2
Albania vs. Italy, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Macedonia vs. Liechtenstein, 2:45 p.m. ET
Israel vs. Spain, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Finland vs. Turkey, 2:45 p.m. ET
Ukraine vs. Croatia, 2:45 p.m. ET
Iceland vs. Kosovo, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NFL: Vikings at Bears, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
MLB: Astros at Red Sox, 1 p.m. ET, FS1 (ALDS, Astros lead 2-1 in series)
Nationals at Cubs, 4 p.m. ET, TBS (NLDS, series tied 1-1)
Indians at Yankees, 7 p.m. ET, FS1 (ALDS, Indians lead 2-1 in series)
Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 10 p.m. ET, TBS (NLDS, Dodgers lead 2-0 in series)