• India dominate day one of fourth test against Australia
India dominate day one of fourth test against Australia

The ICC's criteria, introduced early a year ago, states for an average pitch: 'Lacks carry, and/or bounce and/or occasional seam movement, but consistent in carry and bounce. India and Australia go into the final Test match with polar opposite moods and form. 'But the captain and the bowlers came up with a decent plan and unfortunately it did...

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  • Arsenal bid for Navas continues Emery’s odd relationship with summer signing Leno
Arsenal bid for Navas continues Emery’s odd relationship with summer signing Leno

But when asked about the reports Emery responded: "Not true". The Spaniard added he was "very happy" with Arsenal's three first-team goalkeepers Leno, Cech and Emiliano Martinez. While he would certainly be an upgrade on Bernd Leno, who looks more and more like the second coming of Loris Karius with every Arsenal defeat, but it would represen...

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  • Seven Australian players hit SCG nets on New Years Day
Seven Australian players hit SCG nets on New Years Day

Both Hazlewood and Starc bowled less overs in Melbourne than they did in the series-opener in Adelaide, despite Australia bowling for nearly the entire first two days at the MCG on a flat wicket. "I found it quite hard". Barring Cummins' heroics - the fast bowler claiming nine wickets for the match and career-best figures of 6-27 in India's sec...

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  • Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs win at Cardiff gives us title belief
Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs win at Cardiff gives us title belief

Warnock says his side's relegation rivals could gain an unfair advantage by not playing Tottenham at Wembley, with Huddersfield among teams that are likely to face Spurs at their new stadium, which they hope will open by February. "I think they should step in now and rather than six or seven weeks, they should make it until the end of the seaso...

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  • Troy Tulowitzki agrees to one-year deal with Yankees
Troy Tulowitzki agrees to one-year deal with Yankees

Tulowitzki missed all of last season after undergoing ankle surgery in April. NY also has been talking with Manny Machado , one of the top available free agents. He had $38 million remaining on his contract when he was released by Toronto. While Tulowitzki helped the Blue Jays reach that year's AL Championship Series, he slumped the next year ...

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  • Jon Gruden shares his thoughts on new Raiders GM Mike Mayock
Jon Gruden shares his thoughts on new Raiders GM Mike Mayock

All three were former players who got executive jobs after years of broadcasting rather than rising up the ranks of National Football League front offices. The Raiders finished the 2018 season with a 4-12 record, collecting a cadre of draft picks along the way. Both Gruden and Mayock know each other well, as they have worked with each other durin...

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  • Cincinnati Bengals Fire Head Coach Marvin Lewis After 16 Seasons
Cincinnati Bengals Fire Head Coach Marvin Lewis After 16 Seasons

Lewis helped end a 15-year playoff drought in 2005 and ushered in the club's greatest period of regular-season success, winning four division titles and reaching the playoffs in five consecutive seasons for the first time in club history. Though Cincinnati finished a disappointing 6-10 this year, the second-longest-tenured coach in the National Foo...

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  • 3 head coaching candidates for the Miami Dolphins
3 head coaching candidates for the Miami Dolphins

This is the move Miami needs to make in order to right this ship and put the Dolphins in a position of success for years to come. The Dolphins were 27th in points conceded in 2018 with 433, while they ranked 26th in scoring with 319. Shortly after that announcement, former Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry took to Twitter and laughed at the ...

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  • Dallas Stars to host 2020 Winter Classic, report says
Dallas Stars to host 2020 Winter Classic, report says

The Pats hired Toronto-based BaAM Productions, a world-renowned sports event production company which has run previous National Hockey League outdoor games, including Tuesday's Winter Classic at Notre Dame. The opponents for both the Stars and Avalanche have yet to be announced. It would be similar to the 2011 Heritage Classic in Calgary when the F...

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  • Bayern Munich Hop On Board Youth Train, Targeting Chelsea Starlet
Bayern Munich Hop On Board Youth Train, Targeting Chelsea Starlet

Bayern's rivals Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Hudson-Odoi, whose current contract with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2020. But manager Maurizio Sarri will face uproar from supporters if he allows the academy graduate to leave Stamford Bridge on his watch.

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  • Guardiola not changing Man City style
Guardiola not changing Man City style

Guardiola said after the game it was effectively win or bust for his team's chances, arguing that if they dropped any more points, it'd be over. From a position of dominance just a few weeks ago, City have fallen to third, and have already lost more games this term (3) than they did in the entirety of the last (2).

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  • Virginia crushes SC 28-0, wins Belk Bowl
Virginia crushes SC 28-0, wins Belk Bowl

The last two were overtime decisions. Over South Carolina's final three games, Bentley threw for 1,048 yards and 12 touchdowns, including 510 yards and five scores in the loss to Clemson. "I'm so proud of our football program, the coaches and players, and the progress that we've made in a three-year span", Mendenhall said. Each player and head co...

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  • Bears activate OL Kyle Long for Sunday’s game against Vikings
Bears activate OL Kyle Long for Sunday’s game against Vikings

That's good considering 99 percent have the Eagles beating the Redskins . Last year, Foles was viewed as the weakest part of the team . It nearly seems as if Bears quarterback MitchTrubisky is becoming a game manager - not that there's anything wrong with that.

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  • Britain beats Greece, Australia defeats France at Hopman Cup
Britain beats Greece, Australia defeats France at Hopman Cup

In the day's other match, Germany whitewashed Spain 3-0 with Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev coming through tight tussles with Garbine Muguruza and David Ferrer respectively. He discovered his groove by dominating Norrie's serve and broke in the second game with a powerful cross-court backhand victor. Norrie was saved total humiliat...

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  • McCaw signing offer sheet with Cavaliers
McCaw signing offer sheet with Cavaliers

McCaw appears more than ready to move on from the Warriors, and had been negotiating with other teams as the season progressed. Unless the Warriors decide to renounce his rights, he remains a restricted free agent and would again carry the same status next offseason.

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  • Arsenal without Ozil against Liverpool
Arsenal without Ozil against Liverpool

Aaron Ramesy had a glorious chance to pull one back on 55 minutes, but he chose to slide ball across to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; and the Gabon worldwide was lucky to be called offside as he put the ball over the bar from close range. This according to reports might force Arsenal into having him sold so as to cash in to execute other transfer de...

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  • Chelsea duo set to miss Crystal Palace, Southampton and Nottingham Forest games
Chelsea duo set to miss Crystal Palace, Southampton and Nottingham Forest games

Hazard is out of contract in 2020 but the Chelsea attacker is yet to re-sign at Stamford Bridge amid ongoing speculation regarding a move to Madrid. So Sarri's debut season has included positives. "I think we have to solve the problem". Will I sit down with him? I want to speak to him only about his position on the pitch.

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  • Hashim Amla anchors chase as South Africa beat Pakistan in first Test
Hashim Amla anchors chase as South Africa beat Pakistan in first Test

The incident happened in the ninth over of South Africa's second innings when Arthur, after TV umpire Joel Wilson had decided in favour of Dean Elgar, entered the TV umpire's room and showed dissent at Wilson's decision by first questioning him and then storming out of the room.

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  • Australia v India: Tourists build up third Test lead in Melbourne
Australia v India: Tourists build up third Test lead in Melbourne

So we were trying to use our experience in first-class cricket where we have bowled with ball reversing. "That was the plan", he added. India were tottering at 54 for five in their second innings at stumps on day three of the third cricket Test against Australia here on Friday.

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  • Shaw 'can't see why' Manchester United won't finish in the top four
Shaw 'can't see why' Manchester United won't finish in the top four

Shaw played the full game against Cardiff , having been dropped for Mourinho's final three Premier League games in charge. For "the best fans in the world", Solskjaer has one big wish: "I just hope in the next five months I'll do a good enough job for them to keep singing my name".

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  • Hodgson Expects Liverpool to Slip-Up in EPL Title Race
Hodgson Expects Liverpool to Slip-Up in EPL Title Race

A late flurry from City and a fortuitous cross-turned-goal from Kevin De Bruyne nearly saw Guardiola's side salvage something from the game, but the Spaniard insists calmness is required to go to Leicester and win. Don't think that because we have that number of points and they have that amount of points... "We've found the games against T...

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  • India all-rounder Jadeja declared fit for third test
India all-rounder Jadeja declared fit for third test

Besides Virat Kohli's consistent batting form, much of India's success in Tests in the last five years has been due to their bowlers. I said that before the last Test as well. He said he would have taken a knotted scoreline to this point had it been offered before the series began. "As we are coming near to the World Cup we are left with few OD...

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  • Former Utd keeper Schmeichel considering director of football role
Former Utd keeper Schmeichel considering director of football role

The Englishman was part of the pundit team who covered Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first match on Saturday as they convincingly beat Cardiff City 5-1. "I don't know [what changed against Cardiff ]". Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live that if United, as expected, appoint a director of football, he might well be interested . "Once that happens, t...

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  • Cuban deal with Major League Baseball allows players to sign without defecting
Cuban deal with Major League Baseball allows players to sign without defecting

The agreement, the result of years of negotiations between MLB, the MLB Players Association, the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) and the US government, is created to end decades of fraught relations between MLB and Cuba and eliminate the need for Cuban players to defect.

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  • Roy Hodgson: Liverpool slip-up in title race is inevitable
Roy Hodgson: Liverpool slip-up in title race is inevitable

Kevin de Bruyne was also thrown on to try and turn the game around and his intended cross that flew in off the post brought City back into the game five minutes from time. Indeed, Fernandinho has achieved enormous success and has been an ever-present figure in the holding midfield role for Manchester City , making over 250 appearances in all co...

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  • Solskjaer makes dream start as Man United thrash Cardiff
Solskjaer makes dream start as Man United thrash Cardiff

The Frenchman returned from injury and picked up just where he left off as he impressed in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first game. A particularly contentious element of Mourinho's tenure concerned his relationships with some players, and he was reported to be on poor terms with Pogba by the time United dismissed him .

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  • Dillian Whyte Earns Brutal KO Win In Chisora Rematch
Dillian Whyte Earns Brutal KO Win In Chisora Rematch

Dominic Breazeale is Wilder's mandatory challenger while Whyte is also now ranked at No 1 by the WBC. And after hearing Whyte refer to him as a " lanky piece of sh*t ", the unified WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion had some pointed words for Whyte during a televised interview on Sky Sports.

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  • Paddy Power wins Twitter this weekend with Liverpool post
Paddy Power wins Twitter this weekend with Liverpool post

The "goals against" column also makes good reading for Liverpool , who have conceded a mere seven goals, six fewer than title rivals Manchester City . The heavy rain was hard for both teams tonight. We didn't maintain the consistency through the game. We were really quick in mind around two set pieces which was brilliant.

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  • Warnock believes Solskjaer fortunate to land Man Utd role
Warnock believes Solskjaer fortunate to land Man Utd role

As Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United , multiple reports of players' unhappiness during the Portuguese's reign seem to be coming out. But Sanchez , who joined the Red Devils from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January, said the story was "false".

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  • Williamson leads No. 2 Duke over Texas Tech at MSG
Williamson leads No. 2 Duke over Texas Tech at MSG

Texas Tech should be able to put up enough points in this one to keep this game interesting and will rely on the defense to keep them in it down the stretch. However, since Barrett passed to the corner on the previous possession, Texas Tech had to put a body on Reddish and Barrett was able to get a one on one matchup in the paint, which many pla...

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  • Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend Scores Long-Range Thundercracker Against Man City At Etihad
Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend Scores Long-Range Thundercracker Against Man City At Etihad

The start of the game looked routine for the home side, who welcomed back John Stones and Raheem Sterling into the side, as they created a string of chances and took a deserved lead through Ilkay Gundogan . Roy Hodgson's Palace had picked up just one point from their last six away games and had not won at City since 1990. - This was City's fir...

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  • Bale named Club World Cup 2018 Golden Ball victor
Bale named Club World Cup 2018 Golden Ball victor

Luka Modric opened the scoring in the 14th minute, the 2018 Ballon d'Or victor curling a delightful shot past goalkeeper Khalid Eisa. Ballon d'Or victor Modric gave Real a 14th-minute lead, and Marcos Llorente's fantastic volley wrapped up the win on the hour mark before Sergio Ramos' late third and Tsukasa Shiotani's consolation.

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  • Dodgers Complete Blockbuster with Reds- Trade Puig, Hope for Harper
Dodgers Complete Blockbuster with Reds- Trade Puig, Hope for Harper

Bailey, who had to waive his 10-and-5 rights to complete the trade, will reportedly be released by the Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic . The team now has the space to bring in highly-coveted free agent outfielder Bryce Harper and/or acquire starting pitcher Corey Kluber from the Cleveland Indians.

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  • Woj: Celtics have been 'hawking' Anthony Davis for years
Woj: Celtics have been 'hawking' Anthony Davis for years

If that's the only chip they have in this game of AD poker, in other words, then they're bound. The NBA's bylaws governing players defines tampering as "any player who, directly or indirectly, entices, induces, persuades or attempts to entice, induce or persuade any Player, Coach, Trainer, General Manager, or any other person who is under contr...

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  • Solskjaer says he's 'home' after taking United job
Solskjaer says he's 'home' after taking United job

Solskjaer sat down with United's media team for his first interview since taking over and having spent 11 years at the club as a player, he was naturally asked about he felt coming back. "It feels great to be home". "He continued: "'I suppose you could say I'm a bit old school. "The last game he had as a manager [ended] 5-5, that was nearly the...

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