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Nadal out of ATP Finals, awaits ankle surgery Nadal out of ATP Finals, awaits ankle surgery
- November 06, 2018

But one of the least satisfying numbers, from the perspective of British tennis fans, will be his history of non-attendance at the ATP Finals . Having missed the second half of the 2017 season because of his troublesome elbow, Djokovic returned at the start of this year but the injury flared up again at the Australian Open and he chose to have surgery on it. (more...)
Melbourne Cup: UK galloper The CliffsofMoher put down after serious injury Melbourne Cup: UK galloper The CliffsofMoher put down after serious injury
- November 06, 2018

Cross Counter (GB) ridden by Kerrin McEvoy wins the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on November 06, 2018 in Flemington, Australia. The death of Irish stayer The Cliffsofmoher cast a pall over the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, angering animal rights groups and shining the spotlight on the safety record of Australia's most prestigious race meeting. (more...)
Prater boots 3 field goals in Lions’ 24-9 loss at Vikings Prater boots 3 field goals in Lions’ 24-9 loss at Vikings
- November 06, 2018

He was clocked at 22 miles per hour during his long run, the fastest time recorded by NFL's Next Gen Stats. Opponents are averaging a league-high 20.6 yards per punt return against the Lions this year. He accounted for all of Detroit's points with kicks of 35, 35 and 37 yards. Minnesota had nine sacks in a game four times prior to this, but the most recent was in 1993. (more...)
Bart Scott Eviscerates Todd Bowles After Jets’ 13-6 Loss Vs. Dolphins Bart Scott Eviscerates Todd Bowles After Jets’ 13-6 Loss Vs. Dolphins
- November 06, 2018

Good thing the Dolphins played against Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold as he threw four interceptions on the afternoon, including three in the fourth quarter. Jones is as hurt as he's been all season. I just have to stay true to my progressions and make sure [I have] the confidence I normally have. You didn't prepare us good enough. (more...)
The Cliffsofmoher euthanised after Melbourne Cup The Cliffsofmoher euthanised after Melbourne Cup
- November 06, 2018

The Aidan O'Brien-trained horse suffered a fractured shoulder during Tuesday's race and had to be euthanised, Racing Victoria's executive general manager of integrity services, Jamie Stier, said in a statement. Cross Counter won the Cup, the Charlie Appleby-trained stayer handing Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy his third Cup triumph. Worldwide or imported gallopers filled the first five placings in the Cup, with Marmelo justifying his strong support ($16 into $12) to grab second, ahead of ... (more...)
Late dash gives Harvick Texas win, berth in final Late dash gives Harvick Texas win, berth in final
- November 06, 2018

I'm glad we got the win again here", he said. Busch, Erik Jones , Blaney , Truex, Joey Logano , Kyle Busch , Paul Menard , Chase Elliott , and Almirola received stage points with their top tens. Logano's differing pit strategy kept his rivals guessing late into the race. To make matters worse, Truex was penalized for driving through too many pit boxes and was forced to make a pass-thru penalty. (more...)
Liverpool leave Shaqiri out due to political reasons Liverpool leave Shaqiri out due to political reasons
- November 06, 2018

With reports that Shaqiri would be the subject of protests in Belgrade, it has been decided he will not travel. Liverpool are not concerned about the 27-year-old forward's safety but fear that his inclusion might fuel a hostile atmosphere that affects their... (more...)
Eyeing world number one spot, Rose take lead in Turkey Eyeing world number one spot, Rose take lead in Turkey
- November 06, 2018

Dunne (25) kicked off his first-round on the 11th-hole and birdied five of his first nine holes, before moving into the outright lead on the day following a seven-foot put on the seventh. "For me it's about keeping moving forward". Olesen, who won at the nearby Montgomerie course in 2016, said he was happy with his round but feels he can do better. (more...)
Northern Ireland’s Ryan Burnett Loses Title Due To Mid-Fight Back Injury Northern Ireland’s Ryan Burnett Loses Title Due To Mid-Fight Back Injury
- November 06, 2018

Somehow, the 26-year-old managed to see the round out but once the adrenaline wore off, the pain became too much for Burnett in his corner and he failed to make it off his stool for the fifth. "I came into this fight as the bigger guy and my coaches snapped me out of it and told me to box". Fact is, a 950 United Kingdom pounds bet on Burnett wins just 100 United Kingdom pounds while a 100-pound bet on Donaire gets 575 pounds in return. (more...)
Slavisa Jokanovic previews Fulham's Carabao Cup Man City clash Slavisa Jokanovic previews Fulham's Carabao Cup Man City clash
- November 06, 2018

Today he was involved in offence and defense. Diaz was making only his third appearance of the season and the promising Spanish striker seized his chance with a brace at the Etihad Stadium. The night belonged to City's youngsters, and particularly Diaz who has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season. Danilo almost added City's second when the defender weaved into the penalty area before unleashing a searing effort which struck the outside of a post. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers can place transition tag on RB Le'Veon Bell Pittsburgh Steelers can place transition tag on RB Le'Veon Bell
- November 05, 2018

He likely felt the same way after the game as Conner ran for 107 yards on 24 carries and added seven catches for 56 yards and a touchdown during the Steelers' 23-16 win. If he returns, Bell would accrue a season, which gets him closer to free agency, but the Steelers could then place a transition tag on the running back. (more...)
Baby faced All Blacks too strong for Japan Baby faced All Blacks too strong for Japan
- November 05, 2018

But Japan hit back in sensational style when Anise charged down Jordie Barrett's attempted clearance kick a minute later, and the second-row forward was quick enough to chase the ball down before it ran out of play. However, the award goes to flyhalf Richie Mo'unga who was excellent on attack. Waisake Naholo, Matt Proctor, Laumape, and Bridge then added more tries as the All Blacks began to run up the score, but another try by Lafaele gave the crowd something to cheer before the final ... (more...)
Vikings vs. Bears flexed to Sunday night in Week 11 Vikings vs. Bears flexed to Sunday night in Week 11
- November 05, 2018

CBS has also protected the Steelers-Broncos game on Sunday, Nov. 25 (Week 12), the Steelers-Los Angeles Chargers game on Sunday, Dec. 2 (Week 13), the Steelers-Patriots game on Dec. November 25 and New Orleans at 4:25 p.m. Dec. 23. Getting the Jags out of prime time makes a lot of sense. The Bears opened the 2018 season with two night games for the first time in franchise history. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers Facing Pats on SNF Without Protective Knee Brace Aaron Rodgers Facing Pats on SNF Without Protective Knee Brace
- November 05, 2018

Brady has eight Super Bowl appearances. Jones caught seven passes for 121 yards with the biggest coming on a 35-yard screen pass with just under four minutes left that sealed the victory. It was a little tough out there for a while, but fortunately we were able to make some adjustments and make plays when we had to. The Patriots are now 7-2 and in firm control of the AFC East. (more...)
Raptors’ Serge Ibaka replicates feat last accomplished by Tim Duncan in 2006 Raptors’ Serge Ibaka replicates feat last accomplished by Tim Duncan in 2006
- November 05, 2018

The Raptors star tweaked his ankle Friday night in a win against the Suns . Lakers: Starting with their fourth-quarter slump in Portland, the Lakers were outscored 75-34 in a 21:16 stretch spanning the two games. If Leonard sits out Sunday he will miss his one and only game against the Lakers at Staples Center - a team he was rumoured to be interested in joining in the off-season. (more...)
Gary Lineker sends message to Arsenal fans about Unai Emery Gary Lineker sends message to Arsenal fans about Unai Emery
- November 05, 2018

I think we deserved it a little more. "The best way is to do it right from the first moment and then you can build on that, but we didn't do it right from the first moment". That's the verdict of Tony Cascarino following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool. "When you're 1-0 up in a game like that you need to see it out and we didn't do that", he said. (more...)
Xherdan Shaqiri may miss Liverpool's Belgrade trip
- November 05, 2018

Shaqiri has exerted his influence on the Liverpool FC team in recent weeks with an assist against Chelsea FC, Huddersfield Town and Red Star Belgrade to strike up an understanding with Salah. After a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the weekend, a trip to Serbia will hopefully result in another three points, having thrashing Red Star at Anfield last month. (more...)
Red Sox, Braves dominate Gold Glove winners Red Sox, Braves dominate Gold Glove winners
- November 05, 2018

Ahmed had some stiff competition for the award as three-time victor Brandon Crawford and San Diego's Freddy Galvis were also in the mix. A total of eight outfielders for the Pirates have won a Gold Glove , with Marte being the last in 2015 and 2016. (more...)
‘Mommy’ Mirza heads home with son Izhaan, see pics ‘Mommy’ Mirza heads home with son Izhaan, see pics
- November 05, 2018

As we all know, our very own Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik recently welcomed a little version of themselves in to the world. On Friday night, Mirza was spotted leaving the Rainbow Hospital in Hyderabad with her new born son Izhaan Mirza-Malik. (more...)
Dodgers agree to deal with infielder David Freese Dodgers agree to deal with infielder David Freese
- November 05, 2018

There's been speculation for quite some time that rather than opt out of the contract, Kershaw would push for an additional couple of years to be added onto the contract. "Nor did Friedman know what to expect from Julio Urias , the talented starting pitcher who returned from shoulder surgery in September and helped out of the bullpen (Urias will "impact our 2019 team" in some capacity", Friedman said). (more...)
Cubs exercise option on Cole Hamels, trade Drew Smyly to Texas Cubs exercise option on Cole Hamels, trade Drew Smyly to Texas
- November 05, 2018

Interestingly enough, Hamels" former team would have paid his $6 million buyout had the Cubbies not exercised his "19 option. The Cubs get to keep Hamels for what is tantamount to $13 million instead of $20 million. The 33-year-old right-hander hurt his left hamstring while running to first base at Washington on September 13. Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward let the deadline pass for exercising an opt-out provision in his contract. (more...)
Dybala, Cuadrado score as Juventus defeat Cagliari 3-1 in Serie A Dybala, Cuadrado score as Juventus defeat Cagliari 3-1 in Serie A
- November 05, 2018

It's a long season, there are many points available and we can't afford to get it wrong'. 'The proof of that is Empoli where we struggled, because we started well and then fell asleep. Ronaldo will be on parade in a midweek Champions League tie with his former employers Manchester United in Turin. "Douglas Costa had a muscle problem, [Miralem] Pjanic was starting to feel a bit exhausted and [Blaise] Matuidi picked up a knock", Allegri said, before adding, "[Giorgio] Chiellini will be ... (more...)
Barca include Messi in squad to face Inter Milan Barca include Messi in squad to face Inter Milan
- November 05, 2018

It looked like that would be enough for the hosts, who looked the more likely to score the next goal, but Barcelona scored twice in three minutes; first through Ousmane Dembele and then through Suarez, who slid in at the far post to complete the comeback. (more...)
Dana White doubts Khabib Nurmagomedov-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight will happen Dana White doubts Khabib Nurmagomedov-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight will happen
- November 05, 2018

I don't think it's very realistic at all, but the boxing match happened... so we'll see". A Khabib Nurmagomedov-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight may not be in the cards. "Obviously there's big money there for us, but I'm not into making those kind of fights". I haven't talked to Khabib about it at all. "If Floyd wants to come over here - he says he's been wrestling and doing this or that - if he wants to come over and fight in the UFC , he's more than welcome". (more...)
Bayern Deny Involvement In European Super League Talks Bayern Deny Involvement In European Super League Talks
- November 05, 2018

Highlights from Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League . Also, according to Untold Arsenal , there will be an additional set of guest clubs seemingly elected each year based on performance within their own national league: Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund , Marseille, Internazionale and Roma fall into this category, thus making a league of 16 teams. (more...)
Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve
- November 05, 2018

Mayweather retired afterwards but had been teasing a potential comeback in recent months including chatter about him attempting to challenge reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a boxing match. Sakakibara, who established Rizin FF in 2015, rose to prominence as the president and co-founder of Pride Fighting Championships, the wildly popular and influential Japanese mixed martial arts company that was sold to the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship ( ... (more...)
Twitter reacts to Real Madrid's 2-0 victory against Real Valladolid Twitter reacts to Real Madrid's 2-0 victory against Real Valladolid
- November 05, 2018

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. gave the new coach and an impatient Bernabeu crowd a lift in the 83rd minute by cutting in from the left and firing a shot. Caretaker boss Santiago Solari is an increasingly likely option for the full-time job after picking up two wins out of two, while Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, former Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim, Rui Faria, and Guti all remain in the frame. (more...)
Drew Brees passes for just 120 yards but Saints win Drew Brees passes for just 120 yards but Saints win
- November 05, 2018

Obviously, I should have known that already. Thielen's first fumble of the year turned a possible scoring chance into a Saints touchdown two plays later. The Vikings signed him to a three-year, guaranteed contract worth $84 million so he could win games like Sunday's, which will certainly be felt when postseason fates are decided in December. (more...)
Khachanov beats Thiem to reach Paris final Khachanov beats Thiem to reach Paris final
- November 05, 2018

Four-time Paris champion Novak Djokovic takes on Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals later on Friday, while Roger Federer will meet Japan's Kei Nishikori . The 20-time grand slam champion lost the first set despite having held set point in the tiebreak and had Djokovic in trouble in the final set when the Serb received a code violation at 4-4 for chucking away his racquet in disgust after the Swiss had saved two break points. (more...)
Cricket Australia chairman David Peever resigns in wake of cultural review Cricket Australia chairman David Peever resigns in wake of cultural review
- November 05, 2018

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell said CA had become "a joke", while a governance expert who helped remodel the board into its modern entity described Peever's re-election only days before the review's release as "astonishing". Eddings thanked Peever for his work and the pivotal role he played in the "elevation of women's cricket ". With its brand in tatters after the release of the Longstaff review , Cricket Australia will hope to move quickly to install a permanent chairman who can ... (more...)

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