• Australia concede their biggest stand, Starc his worst over
Australia concede their biggest stand, Starc his worst over

But when he fell in the 42nd over, his side's chances virtually went with him. "Dave said about five seconds later, "we'll refer it". It all meant that Finch's side would have to summon a level of quality batting that they have not recently been able to reach since the bans imposed on Steven Smith and David Warner, save for the remarkable Test ce...

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  • Fed Cup final: Czech Rep go 2-0 up against United States
Fed Cup final: Czech Rep go 2-0 up against United States

The U.S.is the most successful country in the global team competition and won its 18th Fed Cup title past year with Rinaldi in her first season as the captain. Both players made 32 unforced errors and the American had 23 winners _ two more than Strycova _ but the Czech made her experience count in the decisive points.

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  • Bucks crush defending champs on Golden State's home court
Bucks crush defending champs on Golden State's home court

That got the Bucks a split in the two-game season series, after the Warriors limited Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Bledsoe to 52 points in a 108-94 Golden State win at Milwaukee in January. "So, we've got to get the movement and the strength back in it before he can go out and play". Curry left Thursday night's game against the Milwaukee Buck...

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  • Kei Nishikori sinks Roger Federer to make the winning start — ATP Finals
Kei Nishikori sinks Roger Federer to make the winning start — ATP Finals

Today through to Friday plays host to the group stages, with each player having a rest day between each group match. I've played my best Masters 1000 hard-court event in Paris just last week and I'm feeling fresh. "I just feel like this is a great leverage, an opportunity to promote tennis all around the world", he added, suggesting it could move a...

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  • Lewis Hamilton benefits from Max Verstappen's bad luck in Brazil
Lewis Hamilton benefits from Max Verstappen's bad luck in Brazil

When the Dutchman eventually did see Ocon, at the post-race scales, matters became more physical with the Red Bull driver confronting the young Frenchman and giving him a push. "Emotions are running high, I told him to just get yourself under control on the cool-down lap because he has lost a race victory through no fault of his own".

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  • Real Madrid target Raheem Sterling signs new deal at Manchester City
Real Madrid target Raheem Sterling signs new deal at Manchester City

I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. "It's paid off and I'm really grateful". Pep Guardiola's men dominated their local rivals with a display of passing quality and attacking incision which reflected their spot atop the Premier League table.

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  • Klopp: Liverpool have to apologise for the way they win
Klopp: Liverpool have to apologise for the way they win

But he believes his side's displays are constantly being measured against the free-scoring performances which steered them to the Champions League final last season. "I would really be an idiot", he said. Liverpool's goal difference is now 12 worse than City's, but Klopp said he was not focusing on that ahead of the game against a Fulham ...

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  • Stefanos Tsitsipas wins Next Gen ATP Final in Milan
Stefanos Tsitsipas wins Next Gen ATP Final in Milan

The 19-year-old de Minaur rallied past Spain's Jaume Munar 3-4 (5/7), 4-1, 4-1, 3-4 (4/7), 4-2, to set up a showdown with 20-year-old Tsitsipas, who later beat Russia's Andrey Rublev 4-3 (7/3), 3-4 (5/7), 4-0, 2-4, 4-3 (7/2) in Milan .

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  • McCaw sees Ireland's Schmidt as good fit for All Blacks coach
McCaw sees Ireland's Schmidt as good fit for All Blacks coach

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt should be the next cab off the rank to coach the All Blacks once Steve Hansen departs, according to former captain Richie McCaw. "They're nervous about Argentina and how good they are". "Simon has been head coach at Scarlets and Faz at Saracens and then part of the England set-up".

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  • Giroud revels as Chelsea match victor
Giroud revels as Chelsea match victor

It is part of the game, I guess. I have been playing football as a professional for more than 10 years. I think we didn't play very well, I didn't like the first half because we moved the ball only horizontally and slowly, so it was hard to be risky.

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  • Sixers to acquire Jimmy Butler from Timberwolves
Sixers to acquire Jimmy Butler from Timberwolves

The Heat enter Saturday night's home game against the Washington Wizards with a 5-6 record. As per the agreement, Philadelphia will send Robert Covington , Dario Saric , Jerryd Bayless , and a 2020 second-round pick to Minnesota for Jimmy Butler and forward Justin Patton .

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  • Foyth victor helps Spurs head into worldwide break in top four
Foyth victor helps Spurs head into worldwide break in top four

They have had to fight through this strenuous run of games with Dele Alli , Christian Eriksen, and Eric Dier all suffering injuries. The Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino now thinks that his flagship player is absolutely single-minded about getting goals on the ground, and also thinks about it much more than he should.

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  • Danny Welbeck given oxygen, stretchered off with serious-looking injury
Danny Welbeck given oxygen, stretchered off with serious-looking injury

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, who was not included in the squad to face Sporting , tweeted during the match to wish his team-mate well. Asked about the mood in the dressing room at half time , Emery said: "When one player is having an injury like that and the players are on the pitch they look at this injury".

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  • Packers look very mediocre against Patriots
Packers look very mediocre against Patriots

The Packers ended the third quarter with a promising drive that already had gone 59 yards. Every year, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy nips any playoff talk in the bud by saying it's not a topic of conversation until the team wins 10 games.

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  • Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant
Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant

New Orleans also has its No. 88 jersey available. The Saints win over previously unbeaten LA has solidified them as a threat to make the Super Bowl. The three-time Pro-Bowler has been linked to many teams this season from the Cleveland Browns to the New England Patriots , but has yet to sign a contract.

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  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard 'no risk' to play vs BATE Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea's Eden Hazard 'no risk' to play vs BATE Maurizio Sarri

That will be a big incentive for Sarri and his squad, as with some big matches on the horizon and a busy Christmas period to come, to have the ability to rest as many players as he wants in the final two games safe in the knowledge that the results are not important, would be a nice luxury to have.

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  • Benzema scores brace as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen
Benzema scores brace as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen

Real Madrid took the last contest between the two, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marcelo. "For me he is the best coach I have ever had but unfortunately he didn't have that little bit of luck when he was with us", Carvajal said, as quoted by AS.

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  • Jamal Murray: Celtics Know 'I Was Trying to Get 50'
Jamal Murray: Celtics Know 'I Was Trying to Get 50'

But not everyone was happy with that last three-point bid, taken when the outcome of the game was already determined. Murray was on his back, his head tilted behind him, as he watched his teammate splash in the 3-pointer, finally giving Denver the lead after a night of climbing against the Celtics .

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  • Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over
Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

When Nadal withdrew in Paris he said that it was a new injury and not directly related to the knee issues that have forced him to the sidelines since early September. He hadn't been ranked that low since he was 22nd in 2006 as a teenager. Djokovic raised his haul of major trophies to 14, tied with Sampras for third most in men's tennis history ...

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  • Bears-Vikings Game On Nov. 18 Flexed To Primetime
Bears-Vikings Game On Nov. 18 Flexed To Primetime

The Vikings are 5-3-1 and trail the first-place Bears (5-3) in the NFC North . But while the Steelers have rallied to sit at 5-2-1 at the midway point of their season, Jacksonville is a disappointing 3-5. Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. CT. The game had previously been scheduled for noon. Two years ago, Washington played on the Sunday night bef...

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  • This Remarkable Record Of Liverpool Icon James Milner Will Take Some Beating
This Remarkable Record Of Liverpool Icon James Milner Will Take Some Beating

The two-time Premier League victor won four aerial challenges, made three successful tackles and completed 39 of his attempted 46 passes. Highlights from Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League. "A very good red one". "[We are] very disappointed really, which is a good thing I suppose, playing away at Arsenal". It was on...

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  • Lakers' LeBron James defends coach Luke Walton
Lakers' LeBron James defends coach Luke Walton

This game wasn't without its scares as the Lakers once again struggled to hold on to a big lead. What's insane about that stat is James finished with 28 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two blocks. When they got the team that they have right now, it's even more challenging. Dave McMenamin and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN report that Magi...

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  • Pochettino: I don't believe it's the end of something at Tottenham
Pochettino: I don't believe it's the end of something at Tottenham

When you talk about some clubs or others you need to see where they are, how they are, who they are. "It is Arsenal in the quarter-final and that will suggest that you want to win it", Nicol said on ESPN FC. "We're talking about theory and then the practice is hard, and we need to be careful how we manage January", he said. "Of course, it will be...

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  • Truex on Logano:
Truex on Logano: "I hope he's proud of himself"

But Logano go to Truex's bumper entering Turn 3 then did a better job of keeping his auto straight on the final dash to the finish line as he and Truex viciously banged doors, Truex almost going sideways. Instead, Logano used his bumper to claw the victory back into his control and earned an enemy while doing so. "I was next to him for six laps a...

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  • Klay Thompson breaks three-point record as Golden State win again
Klay Thompson breaks three-point record as Golden State win again

Then in Golden State's next game after Curry poured in 51 points in a rout of Washington, Kevin Durant scored 25 in the fourth quarter, the best total of his career, and finished with 41 in a victory at NY. "I'm just happy it's my team-mate and nobody else". Players who aren't known as scorers can have big nights, and guys who were think they would...

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  • Djokovic back on top after Nadal withdraws in Paris
Djokovic back on top after Nadal withdraws in Paris

Roger trained in Paris on Tuesday and he was scheduled to play against Milos Raonic in the second round today after the Canadian defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three tie breaks last night. "I would love to be in London of course. Something that I was not able to do this year, playing only nine events and retiring in two". I checked with the doc...

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  • Penn State QB returns to game, leaves again
Penn State QB returns to game, leaves again

Without context, you might think Penn State's quarterbacks weren't all that spectacular against the Hawkeyes . We need more players having a bigger impact on the game on offense. Over the past four games, McSorley has carried the ball 72 times, meaning there have been 72 opportunities for defenders to hit him. Then, after Iowa quarterback Nate...

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  • Georgia defeats Florida in top-10 matchup
Georgia defeats Florida in top-10 matchup

It's the 13th consecutive year that the team with more rushing yards won the game. The Gators will return to a bowl game this year and Florida will be the favorite in its four remaining contests. Sophomore defensive lineman Malik Herring ended the final Florida drive before intermission, forcing an Emory Jones fumble. Smart insists he pay...

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  • Rams' Gurley: 'Forget fantasy and forget Vegas'
Rams' Gurley: 'Forget fantasy and forget Vegas'

If you watched Sunday's game between the Packers and Rams and yelled, "Why didn't you just take a knee?" when Green Bay's Ty Montgomery fumbled the ball on a kickoff return with less than two minutes left in the game, you have something in common with the basically the entire Packers team.

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  • Browns fire coach Hue Jackson, name Gregg Williams interim
Browns fire coach Hue Jackson, name Gregg Williams interim

It's not immediately clear who will fill in for Jackson for the rest of this season. During his time with the Browns, Haley's offense only managed to score more than 23 points just once, and it was in a 45-42 loss to the Raiders. Jackson's remarks on Sunday further alienated him from his staff, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the ...

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