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England seal 21-8 win over Argentina England seal 21-8 win over Argentina
- November 13, 2017

Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje are unlikely to be included, after both were rested for the Argentina match, but Jones said: "They want to play, they think they're ready to play". Argentina was coming off six straight losses, all of them in the Rugby Championship, and was determined to make life hard for England on what turned into an attritional afternoon under gray skies in southwest London. (more...)
Colts criticized for handling of Jacoby Brissett concussion Colts criticized for handling of Jacoby Brissett concussion
- November 13, 2017

The decision to put Brissett back in the game prompted criticism from Chris Nowinski, the founding CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and co-director of Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. Fitzpatrick beats former team • Filling in for the injured Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay's Ryan Fitzpatrick became just the fourth player in National Football League history to throw TD passes for seven different teams, Against the team he played for the last two seasons, ... (more...)
Saeed Ajmal decides to retire from all forms of cricket Saeed Ajmal decides to retire from all forms of cricket
- November 13, 2017

Ajmal, who remodelled his bowling action a couple of years back after it was called for suspect action, has failed to make a successful return to worldwide cricket, featuring in only two matches since taking corrective measures. Ajmal, who made a late entry into worldwide cricket at the age of 29, quickly became one of the finest cricketers for Pakistan as also among the most potent spinners in the early 2010s. (more...)
Italy lose to Sweden in World Cup play-off first leg Italy lose to Sweden in World Cup play-off first leg
- November 13, 2017

Four times Football World Cup champion Italy risks being out of the World Cup qualifiers and hence missing the bus to Russian Federation in 2018. "The first-leg performance shows that we are perfectly capable of overturning the 1-0 result. (more...)
Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Red Sox In Mix For Giancarlo Stanton
- November 13, 2017

The Red Sox being interested in adding Stanton should not come as a surprise to anyone. The Red Sox are clearly in the market for a power hitter this offseason, and they could be aiming big with Giancarlo Stanton trade talks beginning to heat up . (more...)
Man City Invincibles? De Bruyne doesn't think so Man City Invincibles? De Bruyne doesn't think so
- November 13, 2017

Only twice in English history has a top-flight side gone unbeaten, Preston North End back in 1889 and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side of 2004. Table-toppers City have won ten of their 11 league games this season, drawn the other, and scored 38 goals along the way. (more...)
GQ names Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year' GQ names Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year'
- November 13, 2017

Kaepernick appeared on the cover of the magazine four years ago , but things have changed dramatically since then for the former 49er. Kaepernick in 2016 became the first NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem before games. He is now suing the NFL and its owners alleging that they are colluding to keep him out of the league because of his stances. Durant was named GQ's Champion of the Year after leading the Warriors to the NBA Championship. (more...)
Boston's Betts rolls ideal game at PBA event Boston's Betts rolls ideal game at PBA event
- November 13, 2017

Red Sox fans won't see Mookie Betts on the pitcher's mound next season, but that isn't stopping the right fielder from dishing out flawless games. Betts is competing in his second World Series of Bowling in the past three years. Entering Sunday night, he was averaging a 204.71 score through 35 games and ranked 156th out of 195 players. While the rest of the baseball world waits to hear who will win the MLB awards Monday night, Red Sox All-Star Mookie Betts has been mastering another ... (more...)
Tonga upsets New Zealand at Rugby League World Cup Tonga upsets New Zealand at Rugby League World Cup
- November 13, 2017

The eagerly-anticipated grudge match lived up to all expectations, the tone for which was set in the pre-match Haka when New Zealand forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona touched heads with former Australia global Andrew Fifita. "There are a lot of familiar faces, the majority of the team are Catalans boys and we know them". Johnson says they have got to take a different road now but they are up for it. (more...)
Roberts comes in as injury cover for Wales Roberts comes in as injury cover for Wales
- November 13, 2017

Harlequins' Roberts comes in amid concerns over the fitness of Jonathan Davies following his ankle injury in defeat by Australia. After that game, coach Warren Gatland said Davies' injury " does not look good ". "Jamie Roberts and Scott Andrews have been called into the Wales squad as injury cover and arrived in camp this morning as the squad reconvened ahead of the game against Georgia on Saturday", in a statement issued on Monday, the Welsh Rugby Union said. (more...)
AP Top 25 Takeaways: 3 top-10 blowouts reshape playoff race
- November 13, 2017

Miami defensive back Jaquan Johnson wears the turnover chain after intercepting the ball against Notre Dame. 5 position in the Playoff rankings is prime real estate at this stage of the process, but there are still big games to be played and plenty of time for things to change before the rankings become final on December 3. (more...)
Irvine and Mckinlay join Pearce in Moyes' new West Ham backroom staff Irvine and Mckinlay join Pearce in Moyes' new West Ham backroom staff
- November 13, 2017

The Nottingham Forest legend returns to the club he left 16 years ago after being appointed as assistant to new boss David Moyes , who he says was the key factor in his decision to take on the job. Moyes has started to put his backroom team together with former Norwich City assistant Alan Irvine joining, while Billy McKinlay , now at Sunderland in a caretaker capacity, is expected to follow suit. (more...)
Alan Shearer holds nothing back in cutting criticism of Danny Drinkwater Alan Shearer holds nothing back in cutting criticism of Danny Drinkwater
- November 13, 2017

It's safe to say that Alan Shearer didn't agree with Danny Drinkwater's decision to rule himself out of England's pair of friendlies. The Chelsea midfielder said he did not feel fully fit after struggling to recover from the calf problem that has marred the start of his time with the Premier League champions. (more...)
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford inspired by Brazil legend Ronaldo's 'free' football Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford inspired by Brazil legend Ronaldo's 'free' football
- November 13, 2017

I was only young though. He also took time to praise Ronaldo's former Brazil teammate Ronaldinho, saying: " He was also a top, top player ". 'He always played free . "Who doesn't enjoy watching the type of football Brazil play?" Rashford will look to showcase his skills against his favourite footballing nation tomorrow night when he leads England's attack against Brazil at Wembley. (more...)
Tiemoue Bakayoko reveals Didier Drogba influence behind Chelsea move Tiemoue Bakayoko reveals Didier Drogba influence behind Chelsea move
- November 13, 2017

The energetic 26-year-old midfielder was named the PFA Player of the Year, the FWA Player of the Year, and the Premier League Player of the Season in his debut season at Stamford Bridge. The Blues powerhouse was left behind as Dider Deschamps' men continued their preparations for the World Cup in the summer, and he couldn't help but express his frustration. (more...)
Thai court takes up case against owner of Leicester City Thai court takes up case against owner of Leicester City
- November 13, 2017

The case against King Power , which is owned by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his family, was accepted by a criminal court in Bangkok on Monday, according to Reuters. Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester City in 2010 and has overseen promotion from League 1 to the Champions League as well as winning the Premier League in 2016. (more...)
Arsenal 'closing in on £60m Nabil Fekir deal' Arsenal 'closing in on £60m Nabil Fekir deal'
- November 13, 2017

Should Arsenal manage to push through a deal in the January transfer window, they could allow both Sanchez and Ozil to also leave in order to avoid losing them on free transfers during the summer. The fee for Fekir - who is under contract until 2020 - would nearly certainly swallow up that £60m. Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud has withdrawn from the French squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly with Germany in Cologne. (more...)
Martellus Bennett expected to make Patriots debut Sunday, report says Martellus Bennett expected to make Patriots debut Sunday, report says
- November 13, 2017

Since then, several players still on the team, Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson among them, have said the medical team is the cat's meow. Bennett says his shoulder got worse during the season and that he asked to have it checked after the 35-31 win on October 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. (more...)
Rafael Nadal knee injury concerning… but I don't doubt this - Greg Rusedski Rafael Nadal knee injury concerning… but I don't doubt this - Greg Rusedski
- November 13, 2017

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer can set up a dream climax to the 2017 season at the ATP World Tour Finals, but organisers are sweating on the Spaniard's fitness and a new crop are itching to spoil the party. You can do indoor clay, I guess, but that's a bit silly. The match was not without embarrassment, however, for the Swiss who made what was surely one of his worst ever misses when he slapped a short forehand in the net. (more...)
Tunisia clinch World Cup spot after draw with Libya Tunisia clinch World Cup spot after draw with Libya
- November 13, 2017

The last two decades have seen many coaches try and fail to stamp their authority on a fractured Morocco's national team that lacked identity. Nigeria were the first African nation to book a place in Russian Federation after last month's 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo with Egypt and Senegal, who beat South Africa 2-0 in a replayed game in Polokwane on Friday, having also qualified. (more...)
Former Celtic player Liam Miller reveals cancer battle Former Celtic player Liam Miller reveals cancer battle
- November 13, 2017

Miller is understood to have undergone treatment for pancreatic cancer in the United States and will begin chemotherapy back in the British Isles. "Awful news about Liam Miller keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through", said former Hibernian forward McManus on Twitter. (more...)
Trailblazer Feng is China's first world No 1 golfer Trailblazer Feng is China's first world No 1 golfer
- November 13, 2017

The in-form Feng , who also captured last week's Japan Classic title, added: "Hopefully there will be more Chinese getting on the tours and more world No.1s coming up from China. Second-round leader Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa struggled with a 76 and was in third place at 5 under. "But she just missed it and now I've got a trophy in my hand". (more...)
Pearce returns to West Ham as Moyes's assistant Pearce returns to West Ham as Moyes's assistant
- November 13, 2017

The West Ham fans were fantastic to me and I'm looking forward to coming back. " The club would like to thank Billy for his efforts during his time on Wearside ". He left that post in 2013 before an ill-fated seven months in charge of another of his former clubs, Nottingham Forest. Majority of the West Ham's backroom staff was sacked along with Slaven Bilic recently and new manager David Moyes has now gone on to strengthen his ranks at the London Stadium by adding experienced duo ... (more...)
Vermont-Kentucky Post Game Notes Vermont-Kentucky Post Game Notes
- November 13, 2017

Calipari is now 251-53 at Kentucky. Green, making his first career start, finished with 15 points and had a career-high four assists. The Catamounts went 10-for-29 from 3-point range and had just seven turnovers. This was the first meeting between United Kingdom and Vermont in men's basketball. Trailing 72-69, the Catamounts missed two three-pointers with less than 30 seconds left in the game. (more...)
Sadio Mane sent home from Senegal duty with fresh injury concerns Sadio Mane sent home from Senegal duty with fresh injury concerns
- November 13, 2017

While the job was done against South Africa , it came at a price for Liverpool after Mane suffered a slight return of his old injury, a Senegal statement read . It's unknown how long he could miss, if any time at all. Mane missed five games for the Reds in October and November with an injury picked up in the last worldwide break, but returned to set up two goals in the 4-1 win away to West Ham . (more...)
Padres, Dodgers to play Mexico series in May Padres, Dodgers to play Mexico series in May
- November 13, 2017

There haven't been any Major League Baseball regular-season games played outside the United States or Canada since the Dodgers opened their 2014 season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia. The Dodgers have three prominent players of Mexican heritage on their roster, but it is unclear if any might be on the team when it plays in Monterrey. (more...)
Referee Involved In Conor McGregor-Bellator Incident Releases Statement Referee Involved In Conor McGregor-Bellator Incident Releases Statement
- November 13, 2017

While McGregor and the UFC have yet to comment on the actions of the lightweight champion, many others have made a decision to say their part. It took at least two more officials to hold back McGregor as he swatted and shouted at Goddard, who was busy trying to determine the condition of Redmond, who remained crouched on the mat. (more...)
Thunder Roll In 3rd, Lead Mavericks 83-67 Thunder Roll In 3rd, Lead Mavericks 83-67
- November 13, 2017

The Thunder were without Carmelo Anthony (back soreness) and Steven Adams (calf contusion), and went with Jerami Grant and Dakari Johnson in the starting lineup. Asked after the game what he got Westbrook for his birthday, George had a flawless answer. The 6-foot, 7-inch forward also recorded 1 block, 2 steals, 1 assist and 1 rebound in some of the most significant and meaningful minutes of his career. (more...)
Braves to hire Alex Anthopoulos as GM Braves to hire Alex Anthopoulos as GM
- November 13, 2017

It has been a wild offseason for the Braves already, with former general manager John Coppolella resigning amidst rules violations concerning the global player market. The Braves had reportedly tried to lure away Dayton Moore from the Royals, since he cut his teeth in Atlanta, however the Royals wouldn't give the Braves permission to interview Moore. (more...)
Newcastle United put on alert as Fernando Torres wants Premier League return Newcastle United put on alert as Fernando Torres wants Premier League return
- November 13, 2017

Torres has been on the fringes at the Wanda Metropolitano so far this season, featuring in only 182 minutes of La Liga football. And Diego Costa will be eligible for game-time once the club's transfer ban is lifted in January. The report suggests Torres' representatives are eyeing up a temporary switch to either Newcastle or Southampton. He knows Pellegrino well, too, from the Argentinian's time on Benitez's coaching staff on Merseyside. (more...)