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1st Test: India take upper hand on fourth day 1st Test: India take upper hand on fourth day
- December 10, 2018

Post tea, Kohli and Pujara took their third-wicket partnership to 71 runs, albeit it was low on strike-rate, coming off 197 balls. Australia's off-spinner has now taken Kohli's wicket more than any other bowler in Tests. India's lead swelled past 150 shortly thereafter, and just when it appeared to be smooth sailing for the visitors, Lyon struck to remove Kohli before stumps and put the match in balance again. (more...)
Australia v India: Tourists closing in on victory in Adelaide Australia v India: Tourists closing in on victory in Adelaide
- December 10, 2018

In two innings, Pujara scored 194 runs off 450 balls and this speaks volumes about the batter, who might have put India here in a chance to go for a victory considering the visitors have already earned a lead of over 250 now. Dismissed for just 2 in the first innings, Rahul showed plenty of positive intent and saw off Starc and Hazlewood's opening spell before taking to Pat Cummins. (more...)
The Astonishing Lionel Messi Statistic That Surpasses Liverpool, Chelsea And Real Madrid
- December 10, 2018

A goal in each half with an assist in between saw the 5th best player in the world, according to France Football, break another La Liga record. Messi scored two stunning free kicks to make it 23 derby goals, while fellow forwards Dembele and Luis Suarez also registered at the RCDE Stadium. (more...)
Max Holloway defeats Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 Max Holloway defeats Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231
- December 10, 2018

Holloway has also been a force in the octagon, claiming victory in 12 straight fights since dropping a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor five years ago at UFC Fight Night 26. When Ortega landed a punch, Holloway nodded as if to give props. His right hand hit the left side of Ortega's face like a piston. Late in the round, he wobbled Holloway with a pair of rights and instantly took him down before taking his back. (more...)
Michael Vick Urges Kareem Hunt to Reach Out to Him for Help Michael Vick Urges Kareem Hunt to Reach Out to Him for Help
- December 10, 2018

The police report said the incident happened in the early morning hours of February 10. A brawl broke loose between Hunt, the woman and four other individuals and the video ended with Hunt shoving a man into the woman and kicking her as she laid on the ground. (more...)
'Weird' Libertadores final in Madrid no handicap for River, says Tevez 'Weird' Libertadores final in Madrid no handicap for River, says Tevez
- December 09, 2018

Other Boca players appeared to have been affected by tear gas that police deployed to disperse the flashpoint and, after two delays to kick-off, the match was suspended. "But as a player, it is important to stay focused on the match". What are we going to do for the next Boca-River game in Argentina? Boca's last continental crown was won in 2007. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp delighted as Liverpool stretch unbeaten run to 16 games Jurgen Klopp delighted as Liverpool stretch unbeaten run to 16 games
- December 09, 2018

Now sitting on the Premier League summit, the Reds can look to high-profile clashes with Napoli and Man United in the week ahead full of confidence. Not the most impressive finish, but I would say pretty surprising. "Nobody should be surprised about that [staying on his feet]". His desire to score goals is obvious, and it's very good for us. (more...)
Arthur calls on beaten Pakistan to toughen up for Tests Arthur calls on beaten Pakistan to toughen up for Tests
- December 09, 2018

Debutant Will Somerville was the star as he took three for 52, having taken four for 75 in the first innings, as Pakistan's run chase never got going, undone by good tight bowling and, as is their Achilles heel at times, sloppy batting. It's a significant accomplishment, given that Pakistan will be by far their toughest challenge in tests this season, but they can't celebrate too much though - it's a quick turnaround for the Black Caps, with the first of two tests against Sri Lanka ... (more...)
Hornets’ spacing, 3-point shooting proves key in ending Nuggets’ winning streak Hornets’ spacing, 3-point shooting proves key in ending Nuggets’ winning streak
- December 09, 2018

Meanwhile, Vince Carter turned back the clock and scorched the Nuggets with three 3-pointers and a put-back dunk in the third quarter. We'll see if the Hornets can carry over that momentum from the win over Denver and come away with a win against a team that they should probably beat. (more...)
Lance Armstrong says Uber investment 'saved' his family Lance Armstrong says Uber investment 'saved' his family
- December 09, 2018

In a December 6 interview with CNBC 's Andrew Ross Sorkin, Armstrong candidly discusses this issue along with everything from President Trump to his new multimillion-dollar fortune courtesy of Uber. was Uber". There was a time when Lance Armstrong's downfall in cycling was going to not only equal a lifetime of shame - but also financial hardship. (more...)
Picking the Best Potential Arsenal Lineup to Face Huddersfield on Saturday Picking the Best Potential Arsenal Lineup to Face Huddersfield on Saturday
- December 09, 2018

When Henrikh Mkhitaryan , on for Lacazette, shot narrowly wide with the first chance of the second half, Arsenal's opening goal again appeared imminent but it instead took until the 83rd minute for them to go ahead. "One-nil and three points is the most important thing for us". "If you concede so late in the game, and because of the defensive shift and effort and tactical quality which the players have shown - how we limited Arsenal, how we kept them away from our goal - this is enough if ... (more...)
Leafs players William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen involved in minor vehicle accident Leafs players William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen involved in minor vehicle accident
- December 09, 2018

Where Matthews differs from Nylander, of course, is that he is not being asked to hit the ground running. It was the 11th goal of the season for Larkin, who almost ended the game with 8.3 seconds left in the third period only to have his shot bounce off both goal posts. (more...)
Raheem Sterling says he 'expects' racism after abuse at Chelsea game Raheem Sterling says he 'expects' racism after abuse at Chelsea game
- December 09, 2018

Luiz - who netted Chelsea's second - was full of praise for his side's performance, claiming that the West Londoners had defeated "the best team in Europe" to leave Man City behind Liverpool in the standings . Sarri himself has reiterated the need for time, noting that City would not be the footballing powerhouse they are now if the club didn't give Guardiola time to get the players playing the way he wanted. (more...)
England women to play USA, Brazil and Japan in SheBelieves Cup England women to play USA, Brazil and Japan in SheBelieves Cup
- December 09, 2018

The U.S. will learn its opponents for the group stage of the World Cup on Saturday when the draw is held in Paris . The national team will also play France, Spain, Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Belgium, South Africa , and Mexico on the tour. (more...)
Greg Hardy to make full UFC debut in Brooklyn in January Greg Hardy to make full UFC debut in Brooklyn in January
- December 09, 2018

Hardy was convicted for domestic violence in 2014 only to later have the charges dropped after the victim failed to appear in court. Now, Hardy will fight on the same card as Rachael Ostovich , a women's flyweight who was recently a victim of domestic violence. (more...)
Nigeria handed tough draw in 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Nigeria handed tough draw in 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
- December 09, 2018

They are three teams that we can be very competitive against and on the right day we can get a result against them. The Ferns went down 1-0 to the Netherlands and drew 0-0 with Canada in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. "It's like any draw you'd expect at a World Cup", he said on the phone from Paris. The Football Ferns first showed their quality on the world stage at Germany 2011, where they drew with Mexico, in addition to narrow one-goal defeats against England and eventual winners ... (more...)
Messi makes more LaLiga history with goals record Messi makes more LaLiga history with goals record
- December 09, 2018

Luis Suarez - back in the team following a knee problem - had the opportunity to send Barcelona two goals ahead four minutes later when he met a clever pass from Messi , but Diego Lopez was on hand to make the save. The win sees Barcelona go three points clear at the top of the LaLiga table , whilst Espanyol drop to ninth . How many times will Messi score for Barcelona this season? We were also great against Real Madrid . (more...)
Army beats Navy 17-10 Army beats Navy 17-10
- December 09, 2018

Carter Jr., the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent, said Wednesday morning in a statement , according to the Washington Post . Army defeated Navy 17-10 to win the 119th game between the two acadamies Saturday in Philadelphia. Trump also went to the 2016 game when he was president-elect. Hopkins' play on offense and the Army defense forcing four Navy turnovers and holding the Midshipmen to 3.85 yards per play gave the Knights their third straight win over Navy, and gave Army its second ... (more...)
Jonathan Schoop scoops 1-year, US$7.5M contract from Twins Jonathan Schoop scoops 1-year, US$7.5M contract from Twins
- December 09, 2018

Jon Heyman has reported that the deal is believed to be for about $800,000. Torreyes, 26, can play second base, third base and shortstop, but he hasn't done much offensively in parts of 4 seasons in the big leagues. Overall, Schoop is batting.258 with 110 homers and 333 RBIs in 681 games over six seasons. The campaign was a drop in production from his 2017 All-Star season with the Orioles when Schoop established career bests of a.293 average with 32 homers and 105 RBIs. (more...)
Indians Exercise Carlos Carrasco's Option, Agree To Two-Year Extension Indians Exercise Carlos Carrasco's Option, Agree To Two-Year Extension
- December 08, 2018

Earlier this offseason the Indians exercised their 2019 option on Carrasco, but that will now be a part of this new deal. Kluber, who finished third in the AL Cy Young voting this year, is owed $17 million in 2019 and has club options of $15.5 million and $16 million in 2020 and 2021. (more...)
WBC sanctions Wilder-Fury rematch WBC sanctions Wilder-Fury rematch
- December 08, 2018

Attention will swiftly turn toward both camps, and how they carry out negotiations between themselves regarding the critical details surrounding this rematch: Where/when will it take place? " Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch ", the WBC said in a statement on Friday, adding that it had conducted voting through the board of governors "which resulted in ... (more...)
Cavaliers' Thompson fined $15,000 for gesture to Nets fan Cavaliers' Thompson fined $15,000 for gesture to Nets fan
- December 08, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson celebrated his team's win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night in unorthodox fashion when he turned towards fans in the front row at Barclays Center and flipped them the bird. Thompson had anything but a bum game, registering a strong 19-point, 14 rebound double-double to give the Cavs their fifth win of the regular season. (more...)
Dog Pulls Off Spectacular Save During Argentina Soccer Match Dog Pulls Off Spectacular Save During Argentina Soccer Match
- December 08, 2018

The ball deflected off the well-placed canine, and rolled away from the goal, preventing what would've been an easy tap in. The wag managed to block the ball from the cross the line before turning it out of play thereby saving the blunder of the goalkeeper. (more...)
Serena confirmed for Australian Open return Serena confirmed for Australian Open return
- December 08, 2018

Andy Murray will be included in the men's draw alongside Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Williams reached the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals after her return past year but lost both, leaving her one short of Australian Margaret Court's tally of grand slam singles titles. (more...)
Cavs rookie Collin Sexton's praise for Steph Curry was ... odd Cavs rookie Collin Sexton's praise for Steph Curry was ... odd
- December 08, 2018

Curry, looking fully recovered in his third game back from a groin injury that sidelined him for 11 games, added nine rebounds and seven assists. Green is referring to a controversial quote Curry made during the 2015-16 season, a year after the Warriors clinched the National Basketball Association title in Cleveland for the first time . (more...)
Ralph Hasenhuttl wants to carve out name as saviour of Southampton Ralph Hasenhuttl wants to carve out name as saviour of Southampton
- December 08, 2018

Southampton's board believe former RB Leipzig and Ingoldstadt boss Hasenhuttl's appointment represents a return to the club's values of a progressive, upwardly-mobile and demanding manager. 'The step is not the easiest one but I never want it easy in my life. "I'm always challenging myself, looking forward I'm not afraid of anything". I'm not frightened about it, but the problem at the moment is that we have a lot of games in the next few days. (more...)
Shujaa seek revival in Cape Town despite tough pool Shujaa seek revival in Cape Town despite tough pool
- December 08, 2018

New Zealand struck back almost immediately after nearly conceding another but kick was on their side to level matters at 7-7. Werner Kok scored from the ensuing set piece and Justin Geduld made no mistake with the conversion. Kenya is now at position three in pool C behind England, with three points same as France who were thrashed 50-0 by leaders Fiji in their opening fixtures. (more...)
Five-star recruit Vernon Carey commits to Duke Five-star recruit Vernon Carey commits to Duke
- December 08, 2018

Barrett scored 22 against IN, 26 against Stetson and 25 against Hartford. Over his last two games, the freshman put up 53 points in 53 minutes on 22-of-28 shooting, logging 23 rebounds, dishing 11 assists and grabbing four steals. Did you see the off-the-backboard alley-oop from Zion Williamson to Barrett against Hartford? In the era of the one and done player this is hard to do. (more...)
Edinburgh leapfrog Newcastle after bonus point win Edinburgh leapfrog Newcastle after bonus point win
- December 08, 2018

Montpellier and Toulon, who play each other tomorrow afternoon, are six and ten points behind, respectively. The problems for Newcastle Falcons had been flagged up well in advance. Edinburgh even tried a quick tap from a free kick when they could have taken the scrum, and it backfired when James Johnstone fumbled in midfield and the home side conceded a penalty in their own 22, Brett Connon kicking the Falcons in front. (more...)
Virat Kohli shows off his dance moves..
- December 08, 2018

Amid all the swirling fallout from the Newlands scandal, the question is hovering: can the Australian team win without resorting to the sort of behaviour that led to a widespread public backlash? In an interview to be broadcast later on Saturday on Fox Sports , Kohli says he had sympathy with Steven Smith and David Warner with what they had to go through after the ball-tampering. (more...)

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