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Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis
- November 18, 2018

Sometimes no practice makes ideal - for Roger Federer anyway. "I was not feeling good to play such a match in front of such a big crowd and everything". "I'll do the same tomorrow because it worked", Federer said of deciding not to practise on Monday. The 32-year-old debutant at the ATP's blue riband event won the first 11 games of the round-robin clash, before a relieved Nishikori finally got on the scoreboard with an angled victor. (more...)
Ireland stun All Blacks to lay down Rugby World Cup marker Ireland stun All Blacks to lay down Rugby World Cup marker
- November 17, 2018

The Irish, the All Blacks' closest pursuers in rugby's world rankings, produced a stunning second-half try and withheld a New Zealand onslaught over the final 25 minutes to secure a famous victory. Firstly, O'Mahony won a penalty at the breakdown before the wing took over, producing a piece of individual brilliance to help take Ireland 10 points in front. (more...)
Ivan Rakitic’s oppression has taken its toll on Barcelona and Croatia Ivan Rakitic’s oppression has taken its toll on Barcelona and Croatia
- November 17, 2018

Jedvaj restored Croatia's advantage with a close-range header in the 69th minute before Sergio Ramos converted a penalty in the 78th to bring Spain level again. "We knew we were in a group with two of the best teams in the world but I'm not anxious about my team". Everton goalkeeper Pickford says they have taken heart from their 3-2 win away to Spain earlier in the competition, while they also defeated US 3-0 in a friendly global on Thursday, as they prepare to play Croatia in front ... (more...)
Celtics try to regain footing at home vs. Bulls Celtics try to regain footing at home vs. Bulls
- November 17, 2018

Marcus Smart made multiple comments aimed at lighting a fire under his teammates while Kyrie Irving made headlines when he commented that the Celtics needed to add a veteran presence to their locker room. At the very least, it would have been understandable for his comments to have been taken as such. Brown finished the night as Boston's leading scorer, with 18 points in 25 minutes. (more...)
Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 to be held in Aotearoa Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 to be held in Aotearoa
- November 17, 2018

Auckland and Whangarei have been confirmed as the host cities, and this will be the first time that the WRWC has been played in the Southern Hemisphere. "This Government is committed to more women and girls getting involved in sport, so we are enthusiastic supporters of bringing this elite women's tournament to New Zealand and inspiring a new generation of women and girls to get involved in rugby". (more...)
Vikings Coach Zimmer Previews Sunday's Game vs. 1st Place Bears Vikings Coach Zimmer Previews Sunday's Game vs. 1st Place Bears
- November 17, 2018

The unit will take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Week 11. The Vikings have shown some great improvements in their defense as well as protection of Kirk Cousins with a resurgence in their run game. But a blowout is unlikely, meaning that sometime late Sunday evening, the Bears and Trubisky will have the football in a situation needing a finishing kick. (more...)
International Olympic Committee pressures Spain over Kosovo athletes International Olympic Committee pressures Spain over Kosovo athletes
- November 16, 2018

A professional boxer from Kosovo has been denied entry to India to compete in the women's world championships because the foreign ministry does not recognise her country, an official said Tuesday. "Since it is an global relations matter, we won't have the final say over this", said sports secretary Rahul Bhatnagar. "Failing which the situation will be reported to all global sports organisations concerned for appropriate action which will call into question the hosting of future worldwide ... (more...)
Wayne Rooney: Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho hail England 'legend' Wayne Rooney: Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho hail England 'legend'
- November 16, 2018

Focus on number 10 switched from Downing Street to Wembley on Thursday evening as the Three Lions' all-time top scorer and most capped outfield player brought the curtain down on his global career once and for all. "His chapter is ending now and mine is just starting". His appearance in this friendly may have split opinion in the build-up, but there can be no doubt that the support for the Wayne Rooney Foundation and chance for fans to say thanks was only positive. (more...)
Houston Rockets to part ways with Carmelo Anthony Houston Rockets to part ways with Carmelo Anthony
- November 16, 2018

The Warriors forward spoke on Thursday for the first time since the incident. Green fired back harshly. callin' Durant a "b*tch" multiple times - and reportedly even letting the argument spill into the post-game locker room. "I just told them: 'Congratulations, guys". There is also talk that some of the team's veterans have grown exhausted of Green's emotional outbursts. (more...)
David Pearson (1934 - 2018), NASCAR's David Pearson (1934 - 2018), NASCAR's "Silver Fox"
- November 16, 2018

This was partly due to the fact he only really raced full-time in three seasons, and his marketing machine never matched that of Petty's "The King" persona. Pearson was known as the Silver Fox due to his premature gray hair and veteran craft. Quick on his feet, Pearson was able to re-fire his engine and go 30 miles per hour across the line to win the race. (more...)
Novak Djokovic dismisses 'disturbing' Roger Federer favouritism claims Novak Djokovic dismisses 'disturbing' Roger Federer favouritism claims
- November 16, 2018

Federer was responding to controversial comments from French veteran Julien Benneteau , who said the 20-time grand slam champion was able to use his reputation to secure favourable scheduling. "If I would have known that previous year, this would have been the season [I would have], I would have taken it", Federer said , as quoted on Tennis World USA . (more...)
Warriors to offer $100 tickets without view of the court Warriors to offer $100 tickets without view of the court
- November 16, 2018

Not included with the pass? The team sent an email to its fans on Monday offering a monthly "In The Building Pass". Golden State will extend its consecutive sell-out crowd streak to 300 games during Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks, which began with a December 18, 2012 game against the Hornets, who were still from New Orleans at the time. (more...)
Anthony In Search Of New Team Anthony In Search Of New Team
- November 16, 2018

He was bought out by Atlanta, then signed with the Rockets. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey called a report Anthony would soon be waived "inaccurate" on Sunday and said he expected Antony to rejoin the team's lineup when healthy. MacMullan added that 'Melo's reluctance to come off the bench-according to Basketball Reference, the former Syracuse student is the only player to have played at least 1,000 games since the 1981-82 season without ever coming off the bench-played a part in his ... (more...)
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...)

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