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Condoleeza Rice Under Consideration For Cleveland Browns Head Coach Condoleeza Rice Under Consideration For Cleveland Browns Head Coach
- November 18, 2018

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching job . Gregg Williams is now serving as the team's interim head coach after the dismissal of Hue Jackson. "She's an fantastic person", a Browns source told Schefter. (more...)
Nations League: De Gea criticism affects everyone on Spain says Saul Niguez Nations League: De Gea criticism affects everyone on Spain says Saul Niguez
- November 18, 2018

De Gea is yet to sign a new contract, which expires next summer, although United have the option to extend it for a further year. The English goalkeeper has been impressive at Everton this season, having arrived at Goodinson Park in 2017 from Sunderland. (more...)
Sports activities Replace: Wilder: Freddie Roach recruitment an indication of Fury nerves Sports activities Replace: Wilder: Freddie Roach recruitment an indication of Fury nerves
- November 18, 2018

Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton and coach Asgar Tair - who was part of Fury's team when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 - will also be in the Briton's corner at the Staples Center. Fury trained at altitude in Big Bear Lake, where trainer Abel Sanchez allowed Fury to train in his Summitt Gym. "We don't have to keep going over this over and over again about Anthony Joshua", Wilder said. (more...)
Macau F3 World cup Crash involving Sophia Floersch stuns Motorsport world Macau F3 World cup Crash involving Sophia Floersch stuns Motorsport world
- November 18, 2018

The German teenager, running 16th, lost control in a contact down the straight, launched off a kerb and bounced off Tsuboi's TOM's Racing vehicle. Macau GP organisers said Floersch was conscious and taken to hospital, with a spinal fracture later given as the initial diagnosis. (more...)
Harvard Running Back’s Gesture Costs Crimson Touchdown Versus Yale Harvard Running Back’s Gesture Costs Crimson Touchdown Versus Yale
- November 18, 2018

He's going to be an outstanding football player. Stewart injured his right (throwing) shoulder in last week's game and was a game-time decision on Saturday. "They game-plan and bust their butt all week prepping for teams, and our game plan was foolproof". The Crimson finished their season 6-4 overall and 4-3 in Ivy League play, while the Bulldogs finished 5-5 overall and 3-4 in conference play. (more...)
Manisha Moun off to winning start
- November 18, 2018

Yesterday, at the Women's World Boxing Championship , the 36-year old Manipuri won her first bout via a tight split-decision against Swiss pugilist Sandra Brugger and chose to dedicate the win to all of the people of Manipur who helped pay for the fine that AIBA imposed on her after her protest landed her a ban. (more...)
Jimmy Butler throws shade at ex-Timberwolves teammates Jimmy Butler throws shade at ex-Timberwolves teammates
- November 18, 2018

Butler's play in the final seconds was the difference. Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb added 20 points and 10 rebounds, tying the game at 119-119 with an and-1 layup with 34 seconds left in overtime, burying the free throw. Embiid has feasted on the Hornets this season, with 42 points and 18 rebounds and 27 points and 15 rebounds in his previous two games. It's the fearless performance that may have just signalled the start of the 76ers "big-three" rein as Simmons, Butler and Joel Embiid ... (more...)
Green Bay Packers: still hope for postseason birth Green Bay Packers: still hope for postseason birth
- November 18, 2018

But after their first two plays of the drive saw them pick up eight yards, Rodgers' pass on 3rd-and-2 fell incomplete, and head coach Mike McCarthy opted to punt the ball away with 4:20 left on the clock and only one timeout in their pocket. (more...)
Most compelling matchups in college football Week 12 Most compelling matchups in college football Week 12
- November 18, 2018

Michigan State was ranked No. 9 before jumping into the top four during the final three CFP rankings in 2015 . The Eagles close their regular season slate against 12th-ranked Syracuse at Alumni Stadium on November 24. "No one is playing better football than MI right now", ESPN analyst Joey Galloway said. The Buckeyes have nice road victories against Penn State and Michigan State. (more...)
Kyrie Irving scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT Kyrie Irving scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT
- November 18, 2018

The Celtics will look to extend their win streak to three against the Utah Jazz, who dispatched Boston on November 9 when the teams met in Salt Lake City. Irving didn't win the ensuing tip on his own but he challenged Leonard enough that Leonard's swipe directed the ball directly to Tatum, and ultimately led to Irving shooting free throws at the other end. (more...)
Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa poses challenge to Bafana Bafana Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa poses challenge to Bafana Bafana
- November 18, 2018

The final qualifying round is set to take place in March of 2019. He said: "Our determination is to win and pick our ticket to the AFCON ahead of the final matchday next year". The three-time African champions are top of Group E with nine points from four matches, while South Africa are second on eight points. Meanwhile, the Super Eagles technical adviser said that injuries and suspension that have ruled out four players in the squad would give opportunities for other players in the ... (more...)
New ATP event effects Aus Open New ATP event effects Aus Open
- November 18, 2018

It will happen that we will have two average events. "The issue is timing, being so close, I get that", Kermode said at a news conference, following a video collage of players pledging their support to the ATP Cup . "The Davis Cup has some serious issues to think about, I think. I honestly don't think it's good for the sport". Tiley said more than three Australian cities were bidding to stage the ATP Cup and that discussions were ongoing with the likes of Brisbane, which now stages a ... (more...)
Obafemi picks Ireland ahead of England, Nigeria Obafemi picks Ireland ahead of England, Nigeria
- November 17, 2018

We know McClean is a Republican who, at times , has appeared to enjoy antagonising those who questions his political persuasion and motivations. "Martin's squad is in transition like ours, ' Michael O'Neill said". However, managers Giovanni Trapattoni and O'Neill have been more than happy with his contribution. O'Neill said: "He obviously has decisions to make for his future". (more...)
Ireland were 'too good', admits New Zealand skipper Ireland were 'too good', admits New Zealand skipper
- November 17, 2018

Ireland were languishing in eighth place in the world rankings when Schmidt took the helm in late 2013. Midway through the first half, Ireland also made a significant statement when they turned down a shot at goal to rather set up a lineout, while soon after they won a penalty after a dominant scrum, with Johnny Sexton duly edging the hosts into a three point lead. (more...)
Mithali Raj breaks record as Indian eves reach semifinal Mithali Raj breaks record as Indian eves reach semifinal
- November 17, 2018

Meanwhile, Meg Lanning's Australia will also be eager to keep their winning momentum going. End of Over 5: Smriti (25* off 17) cuts loose again, a SIX straight over long-on, followed by a late-cut FOUR. She also stands a chance of going past Deandra's record of most sixes in ICC Women's World T20 ever. Hello and welcome to Timesofindia.com's live updates from the India vs Australia pool match at the ICC Women's World T20 being played in the West Indies. (more...)
Federer bounces back, beats Thiem to keep hopes alive — ATP Finals Federer bounces back, beats Thiem to keep hopes alive — ATP Finals
- November 17, 2018

The 37-year-old is now playing in London at the ATP World Tour finals. "My first-round match here wasn't great, so today was better, and I need to keep that up against Kevin, obviously, if I want to have a chance to stay here in London ". (more...)
Croatia boss to speak to Dejan Lovren about Sergio Ramos comments Croatia boss to speak to Dejan Lovren about Sergio Ramos comments
- November 17, 2018

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic plans to speak privately with Dejan Lovren after the Liverpool defender's unsavoury comments about Sergio Ramos on social media. Ramos' influence loomed large over that 3-1 win for Real, most notably as he caused Karius a concussion and a shoulder injury to Salah that saw the Egyptian forced off on the half-hour. (more...)
Duke’s Zion Williamson Dunk Clinic Duke’s Zion Williamson Dunk Clinic
- November 17, 2018

He and fellow ridiculously talented Duke freshman R.J. Barrett set a record with 77 points apiece through their first three contests, and Williamson has added 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game to boot. "I didn't get this size until my junior year of high school", Williamson said . "Everything we did kind of worked, and the reason it worked was because we played so hard", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said . (more...)
Ronald Koeman says Netherlands have taken enormous steps after France win Ronald Koeman says Netherlands have taken enormous steps after France win
- November 17, 2018

They crashed out of the World Cup early as defending champions and their struggles continued into the UEFA Nations League. Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay scored for the resurgent hosts to give Ronald Koeman's men an impressive victory that kept alive their hopes of topping Group One in League A and, in the process, relegated Germany . (more...)
Women's Rugby World Cup hosting rights a win for the game Women's Rugby World Cup hosting rights a win for the game
- November 17, 2018

The New Zealand Government strongly supported the bid, with backing from MBIE, Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Whangarei District Council. New Zealand will now chase their sixth title, and will get to do so in front of their home fans for the first time. "It was an incredible bid and I think what it's shown us is that there is such an enormous passion for women's rugby in Australia", she said. (more...)
The bench might be where Gordon Hayward belongs right now The bench might be where Gordon Hayward belongs right now
- November 17, 2018

Following the final contest of the trip, a tough loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Kyrie Irving somewhat lamented Boston's lack of veteran leadership , noting the club could benefit from having a 15-year veteran on the roster. On Wednesday's "Off the Bench" podcast, Raja Bell and guest host Tommy Tran talk about the Celtics and what can be done to fix things. Bulls have better percentages both in field goals (45% to 42.6%) and in 3-pointers (35.9% to 35.6%). (more...)
Mercedes tribute to 'exceptional' Lewis Hamilton after F1 constructors' title win Mercedes tribute to 'exceptional' Lewis Hamilton after F1 constructors' title win
- November 16, 2018

Only Ferrari had previously racked up five successive championship doubles and their milestone of six constructors' titles in a row between 1999 and 2004 remains the sport's outright record. Lauda is often seen on an F1 weekend wearing a red hat, and it was only fitting the team doffed their caps while in unison declaring "To Niki' to dedicate their championship success to him". (more...)
KXIP release Yuvraj, Finch ahead of IPL auction KXIP release Yuvraj, Finch ahead of IPL auction
- November 16, 2018

Amongst the foreigners who've been retained is West Indies' opening great Chris Gayle, South Africa's David Miller, Australian pacer Andrew Tye and Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rehman. "A lot of factors came in while retaining the players", said newly-assigned coach Mike Hesson. Apart from Yuvraj and Finch, they have let go off Axar Patel , Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar and Manzoor Dar. (more...)
India Was Such a Poor Place: Lewis Hamilton India Was Such a Poor Place: Lewis Hamilton
- November 16, 2018

Social media users criticised him and suggested that he did not understand how to grow the sport, with many pointing out that India has the sixth-largest economy... Hamilton was of the opinion that the millions spent on the track, that is now not in use, could have been spent on schools and homes for those in need. (more...)
Rajasthan Royals name Steve Smith in 16-man retention Rajasthan Royals name Steve Smith in 16-man retention
- November 16, 2018

The franchise has retained 16 of its players, including Ajinkya Rahane , Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. The likes of Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal, who performed well last season, have been retained . D'Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan and Dushmantha Chameera were among the overseas players released , while they also let go of the Indians quartet of Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma and Jatin Saxena. (more...)
Ramos refuses to hit back after Lovren calls him overrated Ramos refuses to hit back after Lovren calls him overrated
- November 16, 2018

In one of the most thrilling halves of football so far this season, Croatia sealed an impressive 3-2 victory to set up a mouth-watering League A Group 4 finale against England this weekend. Thank you for your messages of support. I've said it many times. Lovren had before the game aimed another dig at Ramos, suggesting he was only made to look good by Raphael Varane and his Real team mates. (more...)
ICC suspends Lokuhettige on fixing charges UAEs T10 League ICC suspends Lokuhettige on fixing charges UAEs T10 League
- November 16, 2018

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been grappling with a series of corruption cases and Lokuhettige is the latest name to be added to the list of those involved. The 38-year-old played nine ODIs and two T20Is between 2013 and 2015. He was allegedly seen talking about match-fixing in Al Jazeera's "Cricket's Match Fixers" documentary earlier this year. (more...)
Vikings-Bears game to pit two top five defenses against each other Vikings-Bears game to pit two top five defenses against each other
- November 16, 2018

The Bears' pressure is more about brute force with Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks, Aaron Lynch and Roy Robertson-Harris capable of winning any matchup they face, while Leonard Floyd is more about speed and athleticism. Then you throw in there ( Tarik) Cohen and Anthony Miller, who has done a nice job. In the past two games, Chicago has rushed for a meager 59 yards per game on 2.5 yards per carry. (more...)
Spain deserved more from Croatia defeat, says Luis Enrique Spain deserved more from Croatia defeat, says Luis Enrique
- November 16, 2018

Jedvaj popped up again in the final stages to bag the victor at the back post, frustrating Luis Enrique's side. "We created a lot of chances, some of them where it looked impossible that the ball would not go in, we hit the crossbar, and football has been unfair to us", Luis Enrique told a news conference. (more...)
Pakistan look to Yasir, Abbas to tame tough New Zealand Pakistan look to Yasir, Abbas to tame tough New Zealand
- November 16, 2018

In a quirk of Test matches on Friday in the UAE, New Zealand might have ended up being helped by the extended session as Williamson and Henry Nicholls continued to get settled as Pakistan's bowlers finally dropped their intensity. Williamson says the Black Caps will take some lessons from Pakistan's Test series 1-0 win over Australia last month. Williamson will be incharge of leading the side and will undoubtedly be the fulcrum of the batting unit. (more...)

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