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France goes with Tsonga and Chardy in Davis Cup final singles France goes with Tsonga and Chardy in Davis Cup final singles
- November 23, 2018

Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site. "They have a strong doubles team - it's an open match". Chardy's inclusion did not surprise Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan , but he kept faith with his big names as Coric and world number seven Marin Cilic were confirmed as his singles players. (more...)
No. 1 Alabama tries for perfect regular season vs Auburn No. 1 Alabama tries for perfect regular season vs Auburn
- November 23, 2018

He now has 678 rushing yards this season with seven touchdowns. Alabama wants to complete a ideal regular season and avenge a loss that kept the Crimson Tide from a shot at the SEC title last season. Alabama will have its top rusher back when the Crimson Tide takes the field Saturday against Auburn. Yet, in the midst of all the positives of the Tigers' Senior Day beatdown of Liberty, one major problem continued to burn brightly for a team that hasn't been able to live up to its talent and ... (more...)
No grand slams for Federer in 2019: Toni Nadal No grand slams for Federer in 2019: Toni Nadal
- November 23, 2018

It was an exceptional victory and an unexpected one, too. The Hamburg native finished the 80-minute final with 10 service aces, won 26 of 33 first-serve points and dropped just 13 points on his serve. 1 going into 2019. The Serb has been nearly unstoppable since his Wimbledon triumph earlier this year and has completed the most astonishing in-season turnaround for any player since the ATP rankings system was introduced in 1973. (more...)
Mourinho hits back: Casillas confronted me but Mourinho hits back: Casillas confronted me but "silently"
- November 23, 2018

In an interview on Spanish television , Casillas , now at Porto, criticised Mourinho for creating tension during the final season of his three years at the Bernabeu. "I found out I had to go to the Alameda hotel and travel with Real Madrid because Santi Canizares was injured". In quotes published by Portuguese sports daily Record he added: 'He confronted me and he did it in a way in which no-one does it better than him, secretly'. (more...)
McLaren to sport farewell livery for Alonso McLaren to sport farewell livery for Alonso
- November 23, 2018

Still, he's a hugely respected driver - arguably one of the greats. Hamilton's engine cover still carried number 44 while he is officially entered into this weekend's event under his usual number, meaning 44 will be used on timing screens and graphics, as per usual. (more...)
Chelsea confident of securing N'Golo Kante to new contract Chelsea confident of securing N'Golo Kante to new contract
- November 23, 2018

According to Goal , however, Kante appears set to shun interest from other clubs in Europe and begin talks over a new £290,000-a-week contract at Chelsea in 2019, which would be the biggest in the club's history. Though Kante's new deal would make him the top earner at Stamford Bridge, it would be immediately overtaken if Eden Hazard signed the £300,000 a week deal that he was also offered in the summer. (more...)
England lose against West Indies, to meet unbeaten India in semis England lose against West Indies, to meet unbeaten India in semis
- November 23, 2018

Shemaine Campbelle made 45 runs with the bat. "We have that never-say-die attitude and going into this match and coming out of it as well", said Dottin of her team's performance against one of the top sides in the world, before adding about her own batting performance, "I think I was quite sensible about it". (more...)
India loses to England in semi-final
- November 23, 2018

India crashed out of the ICC women's World T20 after going down to England by 8 wickets in the second semi-final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at North Sound on Friday. The India skipper also praised England bowlers. "The match got away from us a bit in the power-play, but the spinners bowled really well to bring us back", she said. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino hoping for Tottenham stadium move in January or February
- November 23, 2018

Christian is going to take the best decision. "We're not anxious - in football I'm never anxious - but I prefer that he's going to sign the new contract and spend a long time with Tottenham ". Mauricio Pochettino believes there would be no advantage in Tottenham deciding to spend the rest of the season at Wembley, even though he admits the move to their new stadium could now be delayed until February. (more...)
PSG striker Cavani: Real Madrid defender Varane deserves Ballon d'Or PSG striker Cavani: Real Madrid defender Varane deserves Ballon d'Or
- November 23, 2018

PSG stiker Edinson Cavani believes that Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is a more deserving victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or than Luka Modric . The midfield maestro guided Real Madrid to a 3rd consecutive UEFA Champions League title earlier this year. L'Equipe have, meanwhile, released a teaser video for the ceremony , which has also sent the rumour mill into overdrive. (more...)
Rams Week 11 report card: Grading every position vs. Chiefs Rams Week 11 report card: Grading every position vs. Chiefs
- November 23, 2018

But we're all hoping for a Super Bowl rematch. Luckily for the Rams , Gurley was able to play through the injury to help his teammates take down the Chiefs . Mahomes had an equally impressive night despite ending up on the losing side as the MVP candidate threw 33 of 46 passes for 478 yards which included six touchdown passes. (more...)
Adrian Peterson says he still disciplines son ‘with a belt’ Adrian Peterson says he still disciplines son ‘with a belt’
- November 23, 2018

Adrian Peterson said he still uses physical forms of punishment to discipline his children during an interview with Bleacher Report's Master Tesfatsion. If he was 18 now, Peterson says, he would choose wide receiver or put on weight and become a pass rusher, "like Von Miller or something", Peterson said. (more...)
Unseen Michael Schumacher interview released by family Unseen Michael Schumacher interview released by family
- November 23, 2018

The new interview was filmed two months before his accident. The interview is dated October 30, 2013; his skiing accident in the French Alps, in which he struck his head on a rock, happened on December 29 that year. He also speaks about his huge admiration for Ross Brawn - his technical director at Benetton and Ferrari, and team principal at Mercedes - and puts much of his huge success in F1 down to the Englishman. (more...)
Sturridge requests more time for misconduct charge Sturridge requests more time for misconduct charge
- November 23, 2018

Sturridge's request is now being considered by the Chairman of a judicial panel and the likelihood is that it will be granted. That means the saga will run on towards Christmas, with a new deadline likely to be set for December. The 29-year-old had until 6pm (GMT) on Tuesday to reply, but has now asked for a delay in proceedings, with the player's representatives "seeking more time from the independent judicial panel in order to answer the charge". (more...)
France players to wear rainbow laces in support of Thomas France players to wear rainbow laces in support of Thomas
- November 23, 2018

South Wales Police subsequently confirmed a 16-year-old boy had admitted assaulting Thomas and would be dealt with through restorative justice at the former player's request. The Rainbow Laces campaign was set up in 2013 by gay rights group Stonewall, who initially sent them to football clubs across the United Kingdom to promote inclusion of the LGBT community in sport. (more...)
Springboks captain warned after headbutt, free to play Wales Springboks captain warned after headbutt, free to play Wales
- November 22, 2018

Erasmus, SA Rugby's Director of Rugby, praised the Springboks' opponents after the match: "To beat a team that has become a real force in world rugby, a team that is on up, in the middle of a good home run, is satisfying". We could have lost the game in the dying minutes. When the Scottish team got a roll on you could feel the crowd getting behind them. Erasmus also lauded 21-year-old Embrose Papier, who made his first start in the number nine jersey for the Springboks and had a good game ... (more...)
New Zealand ring changes for Italy Test New Zealand ring changes for Italy Test
- November 22, 2018

The combination has failed to fire so far, with the world champions scraping to a 16-15 win over England then losing 16-9 to Ireland last week. Instead, Mo'unga stays on the bench as Hansen sticks with his strategy of using Barrett and McKenzie as dual playmakers. (more...)
James Wiseman Highlights: Top 2019 Recruit Picks Penny Hardaway and Memphis James Wiseman Highlights: Top 2019 Recruit Picks Penny Hardaway and Memphis
- November 22, 2018

Wiseman was coached by Hardaway in high school and AAU, so they have a long history together. Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway hopes that Wiseman's commitment will be able to put the Tigers on other recruits' radars. He averaged 15.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks, while shooting better than 50 percent from the field. "It's a great feeling to have this opportunity", Wiseman told ESPN . (more...)
Standout Rookie Kerryon Johnson Leaves Game With Knee Injury Standout Rookie Kerryon Johnson Leaves Game With Knee Injury
- November 22, 2018

A late field goal gave the Detroit Lions a 10-7 lead over the Carolina Panthers at halftime of their National Football League battle between two teams going in opposite directions at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon. Riddick will dominate passing-down work and is a lower-end PPR option. Blount had seven carries for one-yard on Sunday. Despite not even starting the first three games of the season, Johnson is well on his way to breaking the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his first year in Detroit. (more...)
Pep Guardiola: I can’t be f*****d reading about Jurgen Klopp! Pep Guardiola: I can’t be f*****d reading about Jurgen Klopp!
- November 22, 2018

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been given a warning from the English Football Association over his recent comments about referee Anthony Taylor. I remember when I arrived in England it was a top four, now it is a top six, so every year it is more hard. 'Now, I feel being here I am a better manager too, because I learned to handle this incredible league in many circumstances. (more...)
Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he's not planning to celebrate Thanksgiving: 'F--- Thanksgiving' Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he's not planning to celebrate Thanksgiving: 'F--- Thanksgiving'
- November 22, 2018

In August, Irving took part in a Lakota naming ceremony and was given the name "Little Mountain". I'm grateful for the time We all can share with our families. (more...)
Haas protest Force India cars ahead of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Haas protest Force India cars ahead of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
- November 22, 2018

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner was asked about that prize money at his Thursday press session, just hours before the protest became official. While the nature of the complaint has not been disclosed, it is believed that Haas is calling into question Racing Point Force India's qualification as a constructor given that the team uses a vehicle - the VJM11 - initially designed and built by the original but now defunct Force India outfit. (more...)
Ricciardo says Renault switch 'terrifying' Ricciardo says Renault switch 'terrifying'
- November 22, 2018

Speaking to The Players Tribune , the Australian revealed that amid a hard 2018 season with the energy drink-owned team, it was a hard decision to accept a rival offer from Renault . The move to Renault is regarded by many as a step backward, as the team looks no closer to troubling Red Bull or Ferrari in leading a title challenge to Mercedes. (more...)
Khalil Mack and Bears defense have their statement win over Vikings Khalil Mack and Bears defense have their statement win over Vikings
- November 22, 2018

The NBC camera on Minnesota's pregame huddle in Chicago captured Kirk Cousins delivering the customary pep talk to his teammates, a full-throated reminder by the quarterback that the Vikings reached the NFC championship game last season, not the Bears. (more...)
Major League Baseball players react to Adrian Beltre's retirement Major League Baseball players react to Adrian Beltre's retirement
- November 22, 2018

After 21 seasons and over 3,000 hits, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement. He was coming off of a career year with a.334 batting average, 48 home runs and 121 RBIs in 2004. Beltre broke into the majors at the age of 19, making his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998. He would eventually go on to play for the Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox before joining the Texas Rangers . (more...)

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