NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 11: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners observes during warm ups before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated TCU 38-20. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Iowa State vs. Oklahoma is the first Big 12 game for both teams. Oklahoma looks very strong at 2-0, while Iowa State is coming off of a loss to rival Iowa.The Sooners haven’t missed a beat from last season, so far. Kyler Murray is playing himself into the Heisman conversation.Unfortunately, during OU’s win over UCLA, star running back Rodney Anderson went down with a knee injury and is out for the season, so Murray has even more on his shoulders now.ISU is coming off of a breakout 8-5 season under Matt Campbell, and has pretty high expectations for the season.ESPN’s FPI prediction for Iowa State vs. Oklahoma is out.As you’d expect, Oklahoma is a heavy favorite against the Cyclones. FPI gives the Sooners an 85.2-percent chance to win.Via ESPN: Iowa State vs. Oklahoma will kick off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday from Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.ABC will broadcast the contest.[ESPN]
Chinalco is to invest $1.3 billion expanding Toromocho, its largest overseas copper project, in Junin Province. The mine began operations in 2013 and produced 31,407 t of copper and 5,500 t of zinc in the first quarter of this year. Chinalco has signed a preliminary deal with Peru’s government to expand Toromocho.Other important agreements were signed last week that will see China investing close to $5.3 billion into Peru’s mining sector, according to the Andina news agency.A similar agreement was reached with Zhongrong Xinda Group to finance the Hierro Pampa de Pongo iron ore mining project in Arequipa, with an investment close to $1.5 billion.Peru also signed a third agreement with Xiamen Zijin Tongguan Investment Development Corp, for a $2.5 billion additional investment in the Rio Blanco copper project.The massive investments are expected to consolidate Peru as the world’s second largest copper producer, behind Chile, Carlos Galvez, President of the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE) said. SNMPE statistics show that Peru’s copper production would reach 2.5 Mlb by the end of 2016, while Chile will close the year at 5.8 Mlb.
IT WAS BILLED as Joey Barton v David Beckham tonight.But the Marseille midfielder has had more of a run in with Paris St-Germain’s talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic tonight.The Swede has scored twice… but Barton says he has a big nose. Swings and roundabouts:YouTube: Axel M, via 101greatgoalsConfirmed: You’ll be seeing this Dennis Bergkamp statue outside the Emirates next season‘The players sense it could be a big year for them’ — Ferguson warns United squad to stay on their toes