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Premier League to use VAR next season Premier League to use VAR next season
- November 16, 2018

It said it will establish a "clear protocol" for the way VAR decisions are communicated to fans in stadiums following previous criticism from supporters. "I think as long as we get the training and education right, and we get the right personnel, that's the most important thing for me". The Premier League clubs also chose to keep the early closing of the summer transfer window before the start of the season, despite the idea being widely regarded this year as counterproductive and placing ... (more...)
Sky's the limit for Sancho, says Dortmund team-mate Pulisic Sky's the limit for Sancho, says Dortmund team-mate Pulisic
- November 16, 2018

I am there and I can talk to him. "Sanch started the trend, I'd say", Nelson told BBC Sport . I want to go in and to be focused every day and in training. Thursday's game against the Three Lions will see Wayne Rooney make his 120th and final appearance for England, with some proceeds from the game going towards the striker's charity. (more...)
We will not initiate sledging but will retaliate: Virat Kohli We will not initiate sledging but will retaliate: Virat Kohli
- November 16, 2018

If that falls off, maybe because of some people feel the pressure of not scoring runs, some people feel the pressure of the situations.it varies, everyone goes through that but it's important to get your focus back to what the team wants. India play no further ODIs for the rest of this year, but they end 2018 joint-third among the teams that have featured the most players. "We are always feeling good about the fact that we have a good bowling attack but our batsmen have to step up as well". (more...)
Sri Lanka hit with five penalty runs after one-short incident Sri Lanka hit with five penalty runs after one-short incident
- November 15, 2018

Sri Lanka were docked five penalty runs in the third session of the second day at Pallekele, following a odd interpretation of the law governing deliberate short runs by the umpires. Recently, after Sam Curran hit six sixes in a Test against Sri Lanka before hitting his first boundary, European Central Bank posed a question where it asked if fans know of anyone who has hit six sixes before getting his first boundary. (more...)
Wayne Rooney arrives at St George's ahead of England farewell appearance Wayne Rooney arrives at St George's ahead of England farewell appearance
- November 15, 2018

Enough good ones that he's been capped 119 times - more than any English player except goalkeeper Peter Shilton , who retired with 125 caps. "We were going to do a game before the World Cup but it was not the right timing", Rooney said. "I made the decision to obviously go to the States, and when I make a decision then I tend to stick with it", Rooney said. Nor was there a deep search of his England back catalogue to summon memories of his barnstorming introduction to life as an ... (more...)
Thursday's Mashup: Steelers players ransack Le'Veon Bell's locker, remove his nameplate Thursday's Mashup: Steelers players ransack Le'Veon Bell's locker, remove his nameplate
- November 15, 2018

The Steelers will have the option to designate Bell as their franchise player again this offseason, but the one-year salary tied to Bell's third straight franchise tag is expected to exceed $25 million, something experts believe Pittsburgh won't even entertain. (more...)
Man United target confirms he wants to leave Man United target confirms he wants to leave
- November 15, 2018

Arnautovic has fuelled speculation over his future at West Ham in the last couple of days. The Portuguese coach knows Cahill well as the pair won the league together at Chelsea during the 2014/15 campaign when the 61-cap England global played a key role in Mourinho's title-winning side. (more...)
DeGrom, Snell win Cy Young — MLB.com FastCast DeGrom, Snell win Cy Young — MLB.com FastCast
- November 15, 2018

The Mets ace received 29 of 30 first-place votes and 207 total points to Scherzer's one first-place vote and 123 total points in balloting conducted before the start of the postseason by two members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America representing each NL city. (more...)
England farce further underlines Rooney circus Everton are better off without England farce further underlines Rooney circus Everton are better off without
- November 15, 2018

Fowler also wore the captain's arm band during the second half of England's friendly against Italy in 2002 at Elland Road while Mills performed the same duty the following year as the Three Lions took on Australia at Upton Park in another friendly, a game in which Wayne Rooney made his debut, both under Sven-Goran Eriksson. (more...)
Odell Beckham catches 2 touchdowns as Giants outlast 49ers Odell Beckham catches 2 touchdowns as Giants outlast 49ers
- November 15, 2018

Manning fired a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds remaining for the winning points. Evan Engram had four receptions for 46 yards. Saquon Barkley then had a 23-yard catch to get the ball into the red zone and Manning connected with Shepard on third down to give the Giants the win. (more...)
When are McIlroy, Molinari, Fleetwood playing? When are McIlroy, Molinari, Fleetwood playing?
- November 15, 2018

World No.6 Molinari held a three-shot lead over the Englishman as the pair headed into the 18th hole but a bogey from the Italian, combined with a birdie from Fleetwood, cut the gap to just one stroke. The two star men went some way to helping Europe win the Ryder Cup at a canter from the U.S., and ten golfers from that contest are competing in the first round in Dubai. (more...)
Mourinho better than Guardiola, Maradona claims Mourinho better than Guardiola, Maradona claims
- November 15, 2018

Jose Mourinho doesn't have many attacking options that are of Sanchez's quality and hopefully, we get to see the best of him soon at United. But Maradona remains convinced that Mourinho has enough credit in the bank. "Only that now Pep can choose any player in the world he wants so the tiki-taka is easier that way". In the race for honors this season, Maradona believes that Guardiola's City side could confirm their place in the European elite by winning a maiden Champions League title. (more...)
Blues facing two-year transfer ban after breaking Federation Internationale de Football Association rules Blues facing two-year transfer ban after breaking Federation Internationale de Football Association rules
- November 15, 2018

The Burkina Faso international's deal was for four-and-a-half years, despite clubs being allowed to sign players under 18 for only three years. According to Mediapart , it has been discovered that the Premier League side have illegally signed as many as 14 youth prospects, and Federation Internationale de Football Association is now calling for the West London outfit to be punished. (more...)
Mithali Raj guides India to win over Pakistan Mithali Raj guides India to win over Pakistan
- November 15, 2018

India will play Ireland next on 15 November, while Pakistan will face the same team two days earlier, on the 13th. However, Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar defied odds against strong Indian bowling side and 94 runs for the fourth wicket. (more...)
UM Stays At No. 4 In Playoff Rankings UM Stays At No. 4 In Playoff Rankings
- November 15, 2018

UCF's offense against Cincinnati's defense stands out as the most important matchup, and it could come down to explosive plays. UCF has the advantage of being so far ahead of the rest of this crew, for now. Then again, Alabama showed previous year they don't need to be SEC champions to be national champions. Notre Dame remained No. 3, with MI and Georgia rounding out the top five. (more...)
LeBron James surpasses Wilt in NBA's all-time scoring list LeBron James surpasses Wilt in NBA's all-time scoring list
- November 15, 2018

The Lakers leader has now revealed that he nearly cracked "last week" but got himself together and reminded him that it is a process that will take longer than just a few games. But the kid from Akron will never let it get to his head. The Lakers start a three-game road trip on Saturday against the Orlando Magic. Rondo played 16 minutes against Portland. (more...)
English FA to cut foreign players in Premier League: reportNaija247news English FA to cut foreign players in Premier League: reportNaija247news
- November 15, 2018

Club officials were asked to attend a meeting at the Premier League headquarters in London on Tuesday afternoon. If the clubs do not do so, they could face a nightmare "no-deal" scenario in which all European Union players would have to fulfil the same criteria that non-EU players do now in order to get a work permit. (more...)
Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women's Rugby World Cup Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women's Rugby World Cup
- November 15, 2018

The bid also featured a pledge to run a Pacific Nations tournament alongside the World Cup, with the aim of unleashing that region's untapped female talent. It was the best attended Women's Rugby World Cup to date with a record total attendance of 45,412, the most viewed with Ireland, France, the United Kingdom and US all recording unprecedented viewing figures, and also the most socially engaged, generating 45 million views across official tournament platforms. (more...)
Pakistan Doesn't Want Kashmir, Can't Even Manage Its 4 Provinces: Shahid Afridi Pakistan Doesn't Want Kashmir, Can't Even Manage Its 4 Provinces: Shahid Afridi
- November 15, 2018

Kashmir is a part of India, will remain so, the union minister said. Earlier this year, Afridi had courted a controversy for a tweet on "worrisome situation in Kashmir". "Kashmir belongs to Pakistan", he added. The people dying there should not die; humanity should stay alive. Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh Thursday said, "Afridi said it all right". (more...)
Novak Djokovic dismisses Alexander Zverev to close in on ATP semifinals Novak Djokovic dismisses Alexander Zverev to close in on ATP semifinals
- November 15, 2018

Prior to this though, we have two matches in the Kuerten Group , with Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev meeting at around 1400 United Kingdom time, to get proceedings underway. I'll be back tomorrow to discuss the numerous qualification permutations in the Hewitt Group, and to assess whether Kei Nishikori can bounce back from yesterday's humiliating defeat to Kevin Anderson , for his must-win match against Dominic Thiem . (more...)

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