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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...)
Joe Schmidt expecting 'spiky' contest between Ireland and New Zealand Joe Schmidt expecting 'spiky' contest between Ireland and New Zealand
- November 16, 2018

His Ireland counterpart and fellow Kiwi Joe Schmidt masterminded his side's historic first success over the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016. Umaga revealed there's a lot of excitement in New Zealand about the encounter, but they're also wary of Joe Schmidt's side. (more...)
Wayne Rooney to captain England in farewell friendly match against the USA Wayne Rooney to captain England in farewell friendly match against the USA
- November 16, 2018

The 33-year-old former Manchester United and Everton forward, who now plays in the US for Major League Soccer team D.C. United, did not have a major impact on the game but forced American keeper Brad Guzan into a save in stoppage time. (more...)
Mookie Betts runs away with American League MVP award Mookie Betts runs away with American League MVP award
- November 16, 2018

Trout's run of MVP finishes is historically impressive. The arrival of Martinez this season helped Betts move into a higher level than before for a hitter. He scored the most runs for a Red Sox since Dom DiMaggio in 1950. His fourth-place finish past year - when he played 114 games - was his worst in his seven seasons. (more...)
Rockets Part Ways With Carmelo Anthony Rockets Part Ways With Carmelo Anthony
- November 16, 2018

Anthony, who has missed Houston's last three games due to "illness" will likely be waived. General manager Daryl Morey issued a statement explaining how the team came to this decision. In the 2018 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks traded back two spots, acquiring a first-round pick while swapping their third pick for the Dallas Mavericks' fifth pick. (more...)
Virat Kohli happy to play 'without altercation' against Australia Virat Kohli happy to play 'without altercation' against Australia
- November 16, 2018

Speaking on forthcoming India vs Australia series, the former Australian skipper and a class batsman of his times said felt that it will be hard for the Indian team to beat Australia in its home ground. "Now being captain, you have no room for anything else but think of what the team wants all the time". Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Wednesday said that Indian team under Virat Kohli has the "best chance to beat Australia" in absence of their premier players Steve Smith and ... (more...)
International Olympic Committee pressures Spain over Kosovo athletes International Olympic Committee pressures Spain over Kosovo athletes
- November 16, 2018

As a host country, the most high profile run-ins with visa issues that we have had have been with our neighbours Pakistan- a strained political relationship often seeping into the two countrys' sports as well. The pugilist has been denied visa by India, as New Delhi does not recognise Kosovo, to participate in the AIBA Women's World Championship to begin here on Thursday. (more...)
Jadon Sancho backed by Christian Pulisic for greatness Jadon Sancho backed by Christian Pulisic for greatness
- November 16, 2018

Pulisic, who started for the United States of America in the friendly against England on Thursday, has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs. Asked about the links to Premier League clubs today, Pulisic said how exciting everyone found English football, and said there was no reason to rule out the possibility of a move here. (more...)
Hamilton clarifies India comments after backlash Hamilton clarifies India comments after backlash
- November 15, 2018

The current champion of the Formula One Grand Prix feels India has no racing tradition. . Speaking to the BBC earlier this week, the Mercedes star offered his thoughts on new races being added to the F1 calendar - including a Vietnamese Grand Prix from 2020 - as well as his experience of racing in India in the past. (more...)
MLB to probe discrimination allegations against Mariners MLB to probe discrimination allegations against Mariners
- November 15, 2018

She also indicated on Twitter that the Mariners were negotiating a way to avoid paying the remaining two years on Martin's three-year contract with the team, and that they were doing so "to keep me quiet". In her posting, Martin called Dipoto a "poor leader" and said the Mariners would not make the playoffs with the current leadership structure. The Seattle Times confirmed through an industry source that both men did not have their contracts renewed for next season. (more...)
Premier League to use VAR from next season Premier League to use VAR from next season
- November 15, 2018

VAR technology was used at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russian Federation and, following some initial teething problems, it was generally viewed to have been a success. The Saints boss was complaining after striker Charlie Austin had a goal disallowed against Watford , prompting the forward to hit out at officials in an interview after the game. (more...)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka get bizarre five-run penalty for running short 2nd Test: Sri Lanka get bizarre five-run penalty for running short
- November 15, 2018

Unsurprisingly, news of Leach opening the batting went down very well among Somerset supporters on social media. "We had a chat and we're a little bit disappointed that they've got a lead", said Leach. He was dropped on 53 by Pushpakumara and was the last man dismissed for a well compiled 64. He faced 174 deliveries for his 85 that contained four fours and one six. (more...)
Favourites India Take On Ireland With Eye On Semi-Final Spot Favourites India Take On Ireland With Eye On Semi-Final Spot
- November 15, 2018

India are on a roll having convincingly won their first two matches, including against arch-rivals Pakistan two days ago. The match between Harmanpreet Kaur-led India and Ireland will start at 20:30 IST and it will be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. (more...)
Dominic Thiem beats Kei Nishikori to boost Roger Federer's hopes — ATP Finals Dominic Thiem beats Kei Nishikori to boost Roger Federer's hopes — ATP Finals
- November 15, 2018

The Austrian gave himself a lifeline for the competition, despite losing his first two matches, and could still make the semi-finals - only if Kevin Anderson beats Roger Federer in two sets later tonight and the Swiss wins fewer than five games. (more...)
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has operation on injured knee Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has operation on injured knee
- November 15, 2018

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to fix cartilage in his left knee. Scans revealed the extent of the damage and, after withdrawing from global duty with France, City sent him to Barcelona for further assessment by Dr Ramon Cugat, who operated at the Quironsalud hospital on Wednesday. (more...)
NBC Flexes Steelers/Chargers, Rams/Bears In Week 13, 14 NBC Flexes Steelers/Chargers, Rams/Bears In Week 13, 14
- November 15, 2018

PT to 1:25 p.m. PT on Sunday, December 2 at CenturyLink Field, with the broadcast moving from NBC to FOX. The Bears are atop the NFC North at 6-3 prior battling the Vikings in a game with first place on the line. Richard Sherman's return to play the Seattle Seahawks won't come on the NFL's largest television stage after all. The rescheduling is ideal encapsulation of the 49ers' season, though. (more...)
India restrict Pakistan to low total India restrict Pakistan to low total
- November 15, 2018

Meanwhile, Mithali Raj added that she was happy to perform whatever role the team required of her. India began their chase on the unusual scoreline of 10/0 after Pakistan were twice docked five penalty runs for their batters running on the pitch. (more...)
Joe Cole retires at the age of 37 Joe Cole retires at the age of 37
- November 15, 2018

I tried to play and live by his advice every single day because being a professional footballer is an absolute honour". "He said Chelsea were a big club where you can win trophies every season. Whatever happens, I hope that the next two decades will be as special as the last 20 years in football . Whatever he goes on to next we wish Cole a happy retirement. (more...)
Future Manchester United manager? England legend reveals coaching ambition Future Manchester United manager? England legend reveals coaching ambition
- November 15, 2018

United are eighth in the Premier League after 12 games following Sunday's 3-1 defeat against Manchester City , and sit seven points off a top-four spot. Southgate admits he is disappointed some people have questioned Rooney's return to the England set-up 15 months after retiring and accused it of being a publicity stunt. (more...)
LeBron James has monster game, passes Wilt Chamberlain on all-time scoring list LeBron James has monster game, passes Wilt Chamberlain on all-time scoring list
- November 15, 2018

Lakers coach Luke Walton revealed the significant loss of the team's veteran backup point guard after Los Angeles' 126-117 win over the Blazers on Wednesday night at Staples Center. A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. LeBron's massive effort gave the Lakers their sixth win in seven games. (more...)
Shahid Afridi clarifies his 'Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir' statement Shahid Afridi clarifies his 'Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir' statement
- November 15, 2018

At least humanity will be alive. "Any death, whichever religion they belong to, is painful", he said. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan said there was no military solution to the Kashmir issue and India would have to initiate dialogue with Pakistan and Kashmiris to find a way for a peaceful settlement of this longstanding dispute. (more...)
IPL's Kolkata Knight Riders dump Aussie Starc by text IPL's Kolkata Knight Riders dump Aussie Starc by text
- November 15, 2018

The Australian team will also be playing an ODI series against Pakistan around that time and those with that squad can join IPL franchises after the end of the tour. But he did not play because of a stress fracture and has been told he will not play for them in the 2019 tournament. "I didn't go a year ago with my tibia injury". (more...)
Chelsea insist they have not broken Federation Internationale de Football Association rules on underage transfers Chelsea insist they have not broken Federation Internationale de Football Association rules on underage transfers
- November 15, 2018

In a statement provided to Goal , FIFA have denied reaching a decision on the matter, saying that the matter was still ongoing. Thus, the clubs are to be presumed innocent unless decided otherwise. He was registered in the January 2014 transfer window. Barcelona were also fined £305,000 in 2014 for irregularities involving the transfer of 31 minors between 2005 and 2012. (more...)
Giants beat 49ers 27-23 Giants beat 49ers 27-23
- November 15, 2018

It's fun playing in those games and having a two-minute drive to win it". But you also probably recognize the improbability of the situation. Despite a bleak outlook, Landon Collins and the New York Giants haven't given up on reaching the playoffs in the 2018 National Football League season. (more...)
David Pearson, NASCAR's Silver Fox, has died at 83 David Pearson, NASCAR's Silver Fox, has died at 83
- November 15, 2018

NASCAR's Silver Fox David Pearson has died at 83. Richard has always acknowledged that David was his toughest competitor on the track. "On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer honest condolences to the family and friends of David Pearson, a true giant of our sport", NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France said in a statement released by the racing sanctioning body Monday. (more...)
Man Utd target Arnautovic ready to leave West Ham Man Utd target Arnautovic ready to leave West Ham
- November 15, 2018

Tottenham have had a number of transfer dealings with West Ham over the years and should perhaps be eyeing another one in the shape of their attacker Marko Arnautovic . Chelsea fans will need some convincing that Arnautovic is up to the standard required to feature in our front-line, but we ought to get used to the idea of the club targeting him. (more...)
Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year:The Asahi Shimbun Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year:The Asahi Shimbun
- November 15, 2018

Although the speedy Acuna is widely considered a better defender than Soto and a more complete player, the two global phenoms put up almost identical offensive numbers in their debut seasons, creating one of the tightest Rookie of the Year races in recent memory. (more...)

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