• Rishabh Pant becomes first Indian wicket-keeper to score Test ton Down Under
Rishabh Pant becomes first Indian wicket-keeper to score Test ton Down Under

I thought they drove it into us pretty well". Australia has endured another rough day of Test cricket against India , scratching its way to 6-236 on day three, still 386 runs in arrears of India's first-innings total. Eventually the umpires mercifully called the day's play on account of bad light and rain about 90 minutes early, but India ha...

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  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP Brisbane due to injury
Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP Brisbane due to injury

I showed I can play very well without competing for a while". Nadal said he had been able to practice confidently since ankle surgery at the start of November, and felt better now than he did at this time previous year when he had less time to prepare and was coming off a longer injury-enforced break.

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  • Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Blackpool v Arsenal
Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Blackpool v Arsenal

They are, however, 13 off the pace of leaders Liverpool. Juventus have reportedly not sealed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey , who is able to pen a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club. Now, Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been asked whether he knows if there is any truth in these reports . "I want that from him...

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  • Sarri sends transfer signal to Chelsea board
Sarri sends transfer signal to Chelsea board

It was a frustrating evening for Chelsea , who dominated possession but lacked any cutting edge, maintaining a worrying sequence for Sarri. At present, Higuain is on a two-year loan deal with AC Milan and the Blues are apparently reluctant to discuss terms with two separate clubs in order to lure the marksman to the Premier League.

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  • Can Virat Kohli and co conquer the world?
Can Virat Kohli and co conquer the world?

The batting doyen says he would open with Shaun Marsh and move captain Paine up to No.5, with Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh to fill the spots at 6 and 7. Langer wasn't as forthright but made it clear he would like to see more bounce on offer. "It's got nothing to do with proving that we have done something that hasn't been done in the past".

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  • Veteran Indian star ruled out of 4th test at Sydney
Veteran Indian star ruled out of 4th test at Sydney

A series win in Australia will certainly put Kohli on a different pedestal even though the quality of the home team's batting line-up suffered due to the ball-tampering bans on former skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was named as his replacement. This is on assumption that regardless of Ashwin's fitne...

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  • Lamar Jackson scorches Browns on 25-yard TD run
Lamar Jackson scorches Browns on 25-yard TD run

Weddle had the opportunity to earn the incentive a year ago but failed when the Bengals beat the Ravens and prevented them from clinching a playoff berth. Jabrill Peppers attempted to return it 99-yards for a touchdown. The problem was, it cost Peppers a fumble recovery for a touchdown that would've pulled the Browns to within 20-14 just before ...

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  • Federer gets bragging rights over Williams in hugely anticipated match
Federer gets bragging rights over Williams in hugely anticipated match

The Hopman Cup includes a round-robin of two singles and a mixed doubles match between nations with two groups of four. Federer made an impressive start in preparation for his Australian Open title defense with a seemingly effortless 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cameron Norrie on Sunday.

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  • Baker Mayfield breaks National Football League record for touchdown passes by a rookie
Baker Mayfield breaks National Football League record for touchdown passes by a rookie

Asked about it this week, Mayfield said he couldn't recall what happened. Landry finishes his first season in Cleveland with 81 catches for 976 yards and four scores. In 2015, the National Football League fined then-Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch twice for grabbing his crotch in celebration. I like guys that have a relentless pursuit ...

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  • Hopman Cup 2019-19: Serena Williams Claims Lone US Win Against Greece
Hopman Cup 2019-19: Serena Williams Claims Lone US Win Against Greece

Roger Federer stepped up his preparation for the new ATP Tour season and his Australian Open title defence by leading Switzerland to an opening victory at the Hopman Cup. "It is very exciting for both of us and I hope a lot of tennis fans tune in and watch it", said Federer after opening his Hopman Cup campaign with an easy singles win on Sunda...

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  • Kyle Kuzma takes blame for Lakers’ loss to Kings
Kyle Kuzma takes blame for Lakers’ loss to Kings

Bogdanovic, who had 11 points through three quarters, sparked the comeback with 12 points in the fourth, including a pair of buckets from beyond the arc. "With me, with injuries, I am never too concerned about them", said James, who had an electric stimulation device attached to his hip before he and the Lakers flew back to Los Angeles on Tuesday...

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  • Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace have a host of influential players
Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace have a host of influential players

Hazard is the 10th Chelsea player to register 100 goals and joins Blues legends Roy Bentley, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Tambling, Peter Osgood, Kerry Dixon, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard in the elite class. "It is hard for this reason but I think we can find a solution". He played four matches as a false number nine and he scored three goals and ...

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  • Bumrah sets new record in debut Test year
Bumrah sets new record in debut Test year

Debutant Mayank Agarwal (28) and Rishabh Pant (six) reached stumps unbeaten. Former Australia captain Michael Clarke was effusive in his praise of Jasprit Bumrah , saying that the India pacer "will soon become the best bowler in the world" across three formats.

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  • Ronaldo speaks out on racist chants towards Napoli's Koulibaly
Ronaldo speaks out on racist chants towards Napoli's Koulibaly

I think it should have been. Italy, as well as other European countries, has struggled to combat racism and stamp out racist chants during matches. Koulibaly was sent off 10 minutes from the end of Napoli's 1-0 defeat at the San Siro, with substitute Lautaro Martinez scoring a stoppage-time victor for Inter.

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  • Alabama players suspended for Orange Bowl
Alabama players suspended for Orange Bowl

His backup, Jalen Hurts , came on in relief to lead two fourth quarter drives and capped off the comeback with a 15-yard run with 1:04 left to seal the victory. He has yet to catch a pass during 10 career contests with Alabama. Oklahoma offensive coordinator Cale Gundy didn't offer much insight into what is plaguing Murray.

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  • Packers submit unsuccessful waiver claim on S D.J. Swearinger
Packers submit unsuccessful waiver claim on S D.J. Swearinger

I've had many talks with him before", Gruden said. The 27-year-old Swearinger, who played for the Cardinals in 2015-16, seemed pleased to be back in Phoenix, and Cardinals coach Steve Wilks is happy to unexpectedly add a player of his talent and intensity off waivers.

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  • India axe opening pair for Boxing Day Test
India axe opening pair for Boxing Day Test

But the exciting Agarwal rose to the challenge in front of 73,500 fans after India won an important toss and opted to bat on a pitch that is expected to deteriorate as the match wears on. Having spent 169.4 overs in the field as the temperature hit 37.4 degrees, they batted through a tense six-over burst. The flat track in Melbourne follows m...

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  • Leicester City 2 Manchester City 1
Leicester City 2 Manchester City 1

Picking up a cleared Marc Albrighton corner on the right, just outside of the box, the Portuguese defender hit a fine effort through the crowd and past Ederson into the far corner. With Kevin De Bruyne, the creative lynchpin of last season's title success, struggling to recapture his best form after injury setbacks and withdrawn in the second half,...

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  • Pochettino taking it 'step by step' as Tottenham plan title challenge
Pochettino taking it 'step by step' as Tottenham plan title challenge

Liverpool slipping up in the race for the Premier League title is inevitable, according to Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson. Twelve months earlier, in Guardiola's first season in English football, City were seven points behind leaders Chelsea at the corresponding stage but in the middle of a run of poor form which would eventually see them ...

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  • Wilder: It'd Be Dumb To Fight AJ Before Fury
Wilder: It'd Be Dumb To Fight AJ Before Fury

Higgins believed it could lead to the biggest pay-per-view number of either fighters' career and he wouldn't be surprised if Eddie Hearn pulled the rug out of a Wilder vs Fury rematch. "Rematch, let's go", Whyte said to the champ, who he lost to in 2015 (via BBC ). I ain't got time for that. My career needs to progress. “They can train for it as m...

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  • Al Ain fans beaten but unbowed
Al Ain fans beaten but unbowed

Al Ain's route to the final was more eventful, with wins over Oceania champion Team Wellington in the first stage, Africa champion Esperance of Tunis in the second stage and South American champion River Plate in the final. Al Ain had a goal from Caio Fernandes ruled out for offside when they only trailed by one and Zoran Mamic's side - who replied...

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  • 3 takeaways from late win over the Indiana Pacers
3 takeaways from late win over the Indiana Pacers

VanVleet scored nine of his 11 points in the final quarter as Toronto won its 10th straight home meeting with the Pacers. One night after missed free throws and a general lack of execution cost the Pacers against the undermanned Cavaliers, issues late showed up again on the road.

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  • Falcons now favored over Panthers after Cam Newton news
Falcons now favored over Panthers after Cam Newton news

Cam Newton will not play for the Carolina Panthers this weekend, the team announced Wednesday. However, as rumors swirled that Newton may sit out the remainder of the season to rest his ailing shoulder, sportsbooks pulled the Panthers-Falcons game off the board , meaning it was temporarily unavailable for betting.

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  • Manny Machado Prefers To Sign For One MLB Team
Manny Machado Prefers To Sign For One MLB Team

As Machado exited his SUV outside the ballpark, some nearby workers took notice. His responses to the questions he did answer were kept short and sweet. Salisbury indicates the same, portraying Harper as a more realistic target should the Phillies miss out on Machado. Instead, he said, "I'm just enjoying the ride".

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  • Manchester City stunned by Palace, trail Liverpool by four points
Manchester City stunned by Palace, trail Liverpool by four points

Surely a strong contender for Goal of the Season from a player now enjoying a rather fine run of form. Palace penalty taker Luka Milivojević made no mistake from the spot, firing out of reach of a diving Ederson , to increase Palace's lead.

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  • Egger: Reds' aggressiveness, Yasiel Puig are exciting departures from the usual
Egger: Reds' aggressiveness, Yasiel Puig are exciting departures from the usual

Miller, 33, posted an ERA of 4.24 last season but had not posted an ERA above 2.04 from 2014-17, including a stellar 10-1 season with a 1.45 ERA between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians in 2016. But unless they're turning over everyday duty to both Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez , two players better suited for a platoon role, or ar...

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  • Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot 'set for Liverpool move'
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot 'set for Liverpool move'

With Adrien Rabiot nearly certain to join Barcelona either in January or next summer, Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director, Antero Henrique , has launched a broadside at the Catalans. Barcelona remain keen to sign the midfielder, but are only prepared to approach Rabiot at the start of January, when the Frenchman will be free to agree on...

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  • Charles Barkley on Anthony Davis to the Lakers: 'The fix is in'
Charles Barkley on Anthony Davis to the Lakers: 'The fix is in'

James, however, had some kind words for the National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver. The Lakers forward, who in recent years has become an increasingly outspoken advocate for professional athletes on matters of race and politics, took the National Football League and its owners to task on the latest episode of The Shop , which...

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  • Virat Kohli, Tim Paine collide, exchange words before umpire interrupts
Virat Kohli, Tim Paine collide, exchange words before umpire interrupts

It's a real focus for us to bat for a long period of time. The strength of Australia's position is reflected by the fact that India have successfully chased down a fourth innings target of more than 200 runs on only 12 occasions. "Anyone that says there's anything wrong with that wicket must've been watching a different game". "Day one was a ...

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  • Australia name unchanged 13-man squad for remaining two Tests against India
Australia name unchanged 13-man squad for remaining two Tests against India

However, Vihari added just four to his overnight score and fell to Mitchell Starc (3-46) for 28. Rishabh Pant, who raced to 30 runs from 61 balls, was well caught by Peter Handscomb off Nathan Lyon (3-39) and an over later Umesh Yadav (2) popped a shot back to Starc for two.

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  • Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho

Mourinho claimed ahead of the game that Liverpool have had luck on their side this season, but while there was fortune in substitute Xherdan Shaqiri's two deflected strikes in the final 17 minutes, the visitors did not deserve anything more than a fifth league defeat of the season.

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  • Tottenham ready to challenge Everton for André Gomes
Tottenham ready to challenge Everton for André Gomes

It was the shot in the arm City needed. They finished three points above arch-rivals Liverpool, securing a spot in Europe's most prestigious competition. He had not scored in the league since August 19, faring only marginally better in the cups, and a career that seemed destined for greatness in his first 18 months at City seemed mired in its first...

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  • Trophies matter, insists Jose Mourinho ahead of Liverpool clash
Trophies matter, insists Jose Mourinho ahead of Liverpool clash

So I think I have to respect the ones that did it, and I have to respect the ambition of the ones that didn't. The Senegal global was criticised for a wasteful performance in Liverpool FC's 1-0 win against Serie A giants Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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  • Golden State Warriors: The Raptors regular season saga continues
Golden State Warriors: The Raptors regular season saga continues

Toronto were a class above even without Kawhi Leonard on Wednesday as they completed their regular-season sweep of the Warriors , having topped Golden State last month. Warriors: Play at Sacramento on Friday. Curry's correct about the first 12 minutes. The victory also gave the Raptors a sweep of the season series over the Warriors and le...

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  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade square off for what could be last time
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade square off for what could be last time

Since winning the NBA Finals during the 2009/10 season, the Lakers have reached the playoffs just three times. "He'll be around a lot more personally for me, so I'll love that". A star-studded crowd gathered for Wade's final game, including Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsale, Will Ferrell, Kevin Costner, Jessica Alba and the National Football L...

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