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Five moments that helped India win MCG Test Five moments that helped India win MCG Test
- December 31, 2018

India, denied victory on day four by the tail-end resistance of Pat Cummins, were forced to wait almost two-and-a-half hours for play to begin due to rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but when the weather cleared their bowlers wrapped up Australia's innings for 261 in 22 minutes. (more...)
Wizards say John Wall 'likely' to have surgery on left heel Wizards say John Wall 'likely' to have surgery on left heel
- December 31, 2018

Wall, who is averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists per game, has been able to manage the pain and looked like his All-Star self in some games this season. "I'll never say that", Beal said. "We made some big stops". "We talked about it and I feel like we just got to keep working on doing our stuff and we'll get better", Markkanen said. (more...)
Real Madrid 'reach agreement with Manchester City for Brahim Diaz' Real Madrid 'reach agreement with Manchester City for Brahim Diaz'
- December 31, 2018

Diaz cost City an initial £200,000 when he signed from Malaga five years ago. He came on for the final 15 minutes of the Community Shield and has started all three Carabao Cup games against Oxford, Fulham and Leicester, scoring both in the home win over the Cottagers. (more...)
Jets Sign Receiver Quincy Enunwa To 4-Year Extension Jets Sign Receiver Quincy Enunwa To 4-Year Extension
- December 31, 2018

He also was suspended four games back in the 2015 season for violating the league's personal conduct code, but the Jets publicly backed him in that case. Quincy will be one weapon for Darnold but he needs more. "I'll make the joke: I have a young quarterback I can mold". "No, seriously though, Sam is an fantastic player and as a receiver that's who you want to play with". (more...)
Bowl roundup: Wisconsin mauls Miami Bowl roundup: Wisconsin mauls Miami
- December 31, 2018

The Badgers finish the year with an 8-5 record and with a late fourth-quarter lead, Head Coach Paul Chryst was able to get some of his younger players some touches and experience looking forward to next season. I understand if you don't want to count the last one. "I feel like we're in a good spot right now". I think there are some big things on the horizon. (more...)
Twins reportedly sign Nelson Cruz to boost their lineup — Major League Baseball free agency Twins reportedly sign Nelson Cruz to boost their lineup — Major League Baseball free agency
- December 31, 2018

The Twins have been tied to Cruz on some level for weeks, with multiple other teams rumored to have interest in signing him. But sources tell Yahoo Sports it comes with a $12 million option for 2020 with a $300,000 buy out. He was a great signing for Seattle four years ago and has been an All-Star the past two seasons. Besides the Mariners, he also played with the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, and the Milwaukee Brewers. (more...)
Jasprit Bumrah breaks numerous records, Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant, and more Jasprit Bumrah breaks numerous records, Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant, and more
- December 31, 2018

Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been under the limelight throughout the series with his chirping behind the wickets trying to get under the skin of the Australian batsemen. Resuming on 258/8, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon had a mountain to climb with the odds stacked firmly against them. Cummins' previous best figures were on debut when he took 6-79 as a teenager in Johannesburg - the site of another five-wicket haul earlier this year. (more...)
Matt Patricia is 'Pretty Confident' He's Safe After Meeting With Lions Owner Matt Patricia is 'Pretty Confident' He's Safe After Meeting With Lions Owner
- December 30, 2018

Yet, the season has been disastrous, as the Lions have clearly gotten worse. The Detroit Lions fired Jim Caldwell after back-to-back 9-7 seasons believing they needed a change to get over the hump. When the first-year head coach was asked about the importance he places on punctuality, his answer was more of a non-answer. "There's a pretty busy schedule from those situations I think for everybody". (more...)
Roger Federer v Serena Williams: Tennis greats collide for first time Roger Federer v Serena Williams: Tennis greats collide for first time
- December 30, 2018

The 37-year-old started slowly, conceding the first three points of the match, before regrouping to hold his serve in the opening game. Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari 4-3, 3-4, 4-3, including 5-4 in a tiebreaker in the deciding mixed doubles set in the Fast4 format, to give Britain a 2-1 win over Greece in the opening match of the eight-team Hopman Cup tennis tournament on Saturday. (more...)
India mop up Australia tail, take 2-1 Test series lead India mop up Australia tail, take 2-1 Test series lead
- December 30, 2018

Tailender Cummins, who is rapidly proving himself to a very capable all-rounder, some even say a future Australia captain , had kept his side in the hunt with an impressive 61 not out on Saturday. "Marnus has been added to the squad , he'll come with us to Sydney and have a look at the conditions". I think we're hearing it will spin quite a bit, so once we see that for ourselves we can try to think about the best combination to win that Test. (more...)
Declan Rice signs new long-term contract with West Ham Declan Rice signs new long-term contract with West Ham
- December 30, 2018

Initially, the Europa League prompted a rethink in approach, but lately it has been about trying to find a solution to Burnley's poor form and leaky defence, while coping with persistent injury issues. There's very few players this season who have laid down such a strong marker where they're nearly written on the team-sheet before it's even considered. (more...)
Dominic Solanke on verge of January move from Liverpool
- December 30, 2018

Brighton, who will welcome Dan Ashworth as director of football in the new year once he leaves the Football Association, would hope to secure the 21-year-old Solanke on a permanent basis but he may prefer a loan deal with Palace for the remainder of the campaign. (more...)
Wall considering season-ending surgery Wall considering season-ending surgery
- December 30, 2018

After meeting with specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Saturday, John Wall and his camp made a decision to take the doctors advice and have the procedure now. Robert Anderson, who recommended the surgery. John Wall played in 32 games this season. Wall, who has averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 1.5 steals this season, has dealt with multiple lower leg injuries throughout his career. (more...)
Barzal’s natural hat trick powers Islanders over Tavares, Maple Leafs Barzal’s natural hat trick powers Islanders over Tavares, Maple Leafs
- December 30, 2018

Andersen last played on December 22 against the New York Rangers, stopping 25 shots in a 5-3 win. Garret Sparks stopped 24 shots in taking the loss as Toronto (26-11-2) saw its five-game winning streak snapped. Kasimir Kaskisuo was recalled from the AHL Marlies on an emergency basis. It was the first time the Islanders shut out the Maple Leafs in Toronto . (more...)
Eagle lands on Notre Dame fan at of Cotton Bowl Classic Eagle lands on Notre Dame fan at of Cotton Bowl Classic
- December 30, 2018

Alabama has been installed as a six-point favorite over Clemson for in the championship game on January 7 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET) in Santa Clara, California. Murray and company joined the game after that. The two true freshman had already combined on a gorgeous 52-yard touchdown earlier in the second quarter . (more...)
Bayern Munich Join Borussia Dortmund In Race For Chelsea Youngster Bayern Munich Join Borussia Dortmund In Race For Chelsea Youngster
- December 30, 2018

The youngster is said to be keeping an open mind about his future. Hudson-Odoi is a highly-rated attacker that near enough every Chelsea fan wants to see become a first teamer further down the line and he's been given a taste of the limelight this season. (more...)
Buoyant India thrash Australia by 137 runs in Melbourne
- December 30, 2018

The wicket triggered bear hugs and backslaps among the Indian side as travelling fans in the sparse crowd roared with joy. India can not lose the series but that is not what the team or an Indian fan will have in mind. The recalled Ravindra Jadeja enjoyed a successful return, claiming five wickets for the match with his wily left-arm spin. Paine, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head all offered some form of resistance but it was Cummins and Nathan Lyon, unbeaten on six from 38 balls, ... (more...)
Sir Alex Ferguson to join Manchester United squad at training ground Sir Alex Ferguson to join Manchester United squad at training ground
- December 30, 2018

United have enjoyed a positive start to life under the Norwegian, beating Cardiff City 5-1 before Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford . Solskjaer said: "Obviously you speak about expectations, what standards we have at Man United on the pitch, but there is also responsibility when you're a Man United player off the pitch. (more...)
Andy Murray still feeling pain in hip going into Brisbane International return Andy Murray still feeling pain in hip going into Brisbane International return
- December 30, 2018

Murray, a five-time Australian Open runner-up, added to British media late on Thursday that " I still have some pain in my hip ", but said that "I'm in a better place than I was a few months ago". Murray had a modest 7-5 win-loss record in 2018, with the best showing of his six tournament appearances being a quarter-final run in Cincinnati. "There are still things that I want to achieve", he said. (more...)
Rams RB Todd Gurley Out Sunday vs. 49ers With Knee Inflammation Rams RB Todd Gurley Out Sunday vs. 49ers With Knee Inflammation
- December 30, 2018

Los Angeles will host the 49ers Sunday at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. With Gurley out for the regular-season finale, he'll finish the 2018 season with 1,831 yards from scrimmage - 1,251 rushing, 580 receiving. He said there was no single play that caused the discomfort in his knee. Knee pain has stalked Gurley for months - no surprise given his heavy workload. (more...)
Jets to fire Bowles after season Jets to fire Bowles after season
- December 30, 2018

New England fell to the Dolphins and the Steelers in consecutive weeks-which is something that just doesn't happen to this team-but took out Buffalo their last time up. The New York Jets and New England Patriots meet Sunday in National Football League action at Gillette Stadium. This one is very easy. They will square off against New England at 1:00 p.m. (more...)
Paine lashes the pitches in the India series Paine lashes the pitches in the India series
- December 30, 2018

That total was built on the back of Cheteshwar Pujara's patient 106 and Virat Kohli's restrained 82. "But I think it's pretty common when you've got inexperienced players in your top six against high-quality bowling", he said. Mitch Marsh also failed again with the bat, and fellow all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne has been added to the squad. "That's been the one disappointment". (more...)
Amanda Nunes Shocks the World, Knocks Out Cris Cyborg at UFC 232
- December 30, 2018

With both Cyborg and Nunes ascending simultaneously, Saturday was an opportunity for Dana White and UFC to truly give fans what they wanted. "She's the best ever", he said of Nunes. I'm gonna be the first female two-champ in the UFC.' It happened. "I told you! I told you!" On that night, Carano was handed her first professional defeat, as she wilted under a storm of Cyborg punches. (more...)
Serena backs WTA ranking protection for new mothers Serena backs WTA ranking protection for new mothers
- December 30, 2018

Serena is back in Abu Dhabi a year after she competed in the first women's match at the MWTC when she lost to Jelena Ostapenko, and the 23-time major victor is up against her older sibling, who has seven grand slam titles to her name. Meanwhile, Venus also hailed the new rule and said: "Things are changing as people are realising that you can have a family and still play tournaments. (more...)
Unai Emery, You Got It Wrong - Former Liverpool Star Criticises Arsenal Tactics Unai Emery, You Got It Wrong - Former Liverpool Star Criticises Arsenal Tactics
- December 30, 2018

With second-placed Tottenham losing 3-1 to Wolves earlier in the day, it proved to be another successful day at the office for Klopp's side. We haven't conceded a lot of goals this year so we didn't know how we'd react, but the response after Arsenal scored first was world class. (more...)

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