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South Africa beat Australia by 177 runs at the WACA South Africa beat Australia by 177 runs at the WACA
- November 21, 2016

With star paceman Steyn suffering a shoulder injury that will sideline him for at least six months, Rabada stepped up in fine style to lead the South African attack. "Kagiso was phenomenal, to run in for 31 overs on a deck that was still good to bat on (and) to get the results in the end was an outstanding achievement for him and I'm very proud of him". (more...)
Vunipola, Daly passed fit to start for England vs Fiji
- November 21, 2016

We'll have to see. This latest enhancement in spectator facilities will mean those seeking to enjoy a day at the rugby in luxurious conditions will be in for even more of a treat. "But now they have some excellent runners with the ball and can play the unstructured stuff just as well". Rokodugini, who plays for Bath and qualifies for England via World Rugby's controversial residency rule, is one of two Fijians set to play against their native country with backrower Nathan Hughes primed to ... (more...)
Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge
- November 21, 2016

Another potential legal roadblock is that FanDuel and DrfatKings represent approximately 90% of the daily fantasy sports market. The privately held companies, which run the two largest daily fantasy sports sites, said they haven't yet decided whether they will maintain both brands when the deal closes, most likely in the second half of 2017. (more...)
Patriots' defense deficient in 1st game without Collins
- November 21, 2016

Kam wasn't psychic - they had run the play in practice. "I think if you didn't think it was going to be a battle you don't watch football", said corerback Richard Sherman . Coach Belichick, obviously, Tom Brady , their crew and just everybody else, so obviously, the hard work plays off. "It was my fault on the ball handling, " Brady said. (more...)
Benzema fit to play for Real in Madrid derby Benzema fit to play for Real in Madrid derby
- November 21, 2016

Benzema, who had been struggling with a muscle injury, has given Zinedine Zidane a major boost by declaring his fitness ahead of the Madrid showdown at the Vicente Calderon. "It has a coach that has changed so many things". Real are hoping that the two worldwide teammates will be able to replicate their fine form from the 2016 European Championship, which saw Wales reach the quarter-finals of the competition. (more...)
Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings
- November 21, 2016

Again, the 49ers were wise to focus on stopping Johnson and require Carson Palmer to make enough plays to beat them last Sunday. Unless last year's 13-3 Cardinals , this year's team has yet to become greater than the sum of its parts. "I went back in the last four ballgames and offensively we're 5 out of 13 in third-and-1 and fourth-and-1 and defensively we're 0 of 4", Zimmer said. (more...)
Costa and Hazard boost Chelsea ahead of Boro clash
- November 20, 2016

Hazard, occasionally singled out for criticism by Mourinho, also understands his role within the team, that it is not all about him, Conte says. In his toast, the Belgian wing wizard praised his team's efforts and set his sights firmly on winning the league despite Chelsea's dismal 10th-placed finish last season. (more...)
[Tweets & Photos] Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal
- November 20, 2016

Mourinho said: "I have nothing to say against my players, but I feel sorry for them because we feel like a defeat and Arsenal is feeling like a victory". The officials were coming under increasing scrutiny as the first half wore to a close, with Mourinho apoplectic after his team's penalty claims were ignored. (more...)
Kansas upsets Texas for first Big 12 win since November 2014
- November 20, 2016

It's especially unacceptable when you consider that they blew a 21-10 lead in the middle of the fourth quarter; that seems due for a 3-1 meme . Texas' defense shut down the Jayhawk attack in the third quarter, holding the Jayhawks scoreless. (more...)
Kate Upton rants over fiance Justin Verlander's Cy Young 'snub'
- November 20, 2016

Porcello won his first Cy Young Award and it is the first time he has ever received any votes for a Cy Young award . He won 25 of the 30; Lester received one and Hendricks two. Neither did Fred Goodall of the AP in Tampa Bay. The Major League Baseball season may be over, but that does not mean there is not still plenty of news to be had. (more...)
Ronaldo shines in Madrid derby, Malaga holds Barca for a draw Ronaldo shines in Madrid derby, Malaga holds Barca for a draw
- November 20, 2016

Going into this match, Barca is two points behind Los Blancos, as Real Madrid remains on top of the league. Neymar was one of few Barca players who looked capable of finding a victor but found few willing partners, with stand-in striker Paco Alcacer produced an anonymous display and defender Pique looking far more threatening in attack. (more...)
No. 5 Clemson beats Wake 35-13, wraps up division title No. 5 Clemson beats Wake 35-13, wraps up division title
- November 20, 2016

Clemson has claimed at least a share of five of the past eight ACC Atlantic Division titles, winning four outright. "The biggest thing I'm proud of is how this team responded", Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. Last week, coach Dave Clawson's team held No. 5 Louisville down for three quarters before falling victim to a fourth quarter blitz that made the final score look much more one-sided than it actually was. (more...)
'I'm Coming For Mine Now' - Conor McGregor 'I'm Coming For Mine Now' - Conor McGregor
- November 20, 2016

McGregor spoke about the opportunity to become a partial owner in the UFC based on what he's done for the organization. Dana White said the first NY event broke all records, including the pay-per-view record, with projections suggesting UFC 205 will go over 1.7 million buys. (more...)
Ohio State rises in latest College Football Playoff rankings
- November 20, 2016

MI has beaten three teams in the AP's top 12. The Tigers ended up dropping two spots to No. 4 after losing to Pittsburgh. Additionally, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock is on record saying that conference titles will only be taken into consideration if two teams are close. (more...)
USMNT star Jozy Altidore: We need to play with more desire
- November 20, 2016

The USMNT does not have the best track record against Costa Rica , as they have lost their last eight World Cup qualifiers in Costa Rica . The US have played in every World Cup since the 1990 Finals in Italy. Although his minutes have remained somewhat limited with Costa Rica, as with his club, the 27-year-old shined earlier this year in a Copa América match against Colombia where he had an early golazo and a second play that forced an opponent's own goal in Costa Rica's 3-2 win over ... (more...)
NZ on brink of victory at lunch NZ on brink of victory at lunch
- November 20, 2016

Leading by 67 runs after the first innings, New Zealand bowled out Pakistan for 171 in its second innings and reached its target less than an hour after lunch. Pakistan adopted a cautious approach in the 35 overs bowled during second session, adding only six runs in the first 40 minutes against the bowling of Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme. (more...)
Wayne Rooney could lose his England captaincy following his drunken antics
- November 19, 2016

Rooney's England career is said to be at risk after drunken pictures of him resurfaced on the internet. "I with Gareth the best of luck, but I think you have to build something to protect what is not yours, what someone lends you". "In this case, we knew what didn't go well but the national team is a different chapter and is closed now until March". Rooney has apologised to England interim manager Gareth Southgate and Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth for his behaviour ... (more...)
Real's Ramos and Benzema return for Madrid derby
- November 19, 2016

Zidane will be without his other pure striker, Alvaro Morata, who injured a hamstring while playing for Spain over the global break. Zidane will be looking to manage his squad ahead of a tough schedule, with fixtures against Barcelona at the Camp Nou and two crucial Champions League ties against Sporting Lisbon and Borussia Dortmund coming before the New Year. (more...)
UFC's White: McGregor won't fight before May UFC's White: McGregor won't fight before May
- November 19, 2016

Give Floyd a shout; tell him I'm coming. Floyd can say what he wants about Conor, but even other fighters have to respect him. No matter what Conor McGregor's contractual status is with the UFC now that he wants a piece of ownership, don't expect him to be back in the Octagon before May 2017. (more...)
Spurs, Kane put contract talks on hold Spurs, Kane put contract talks on hold
- November 18, 2016

A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has put contract talks on hold as he is unhappy with the wage structure put in place by chairman Daniel Levy. It has also led Kane himself to believe that he is deserving of a contract in the £100,000-per-week bracket, with players such as Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Jamie Vardy all earning over double what he's now on. (more...)
Browns: coach Hue Jackson's job safe despite 0-10 start Browns: coach Hue Jackson's job safe despite 0-10 start
- November 18, 2016

We do not shy away from that challenge at all. We don't want to be here. "So we knew what we were undertaking and not at all necessarily rethink it". As Brown said, "Our fan base will rise up for us". "We really are focused on the really core things that will help us over a period of time be successful". We are headed in the right direction. We talked about continuity being one of the corps premises of what we wanted accomplished going out in January. (more...)
Father-to-be McGregor demands UFC talks, hints at quitting Father-to-be McGregor demands UFC talks, hints at quitting
- November 18, 2016

The UFC star said that the new owners have not spoken to him and the ambitious Irishman demanded that the UFC give him some equity in the company. "I just felt you have to bring a hell of a lot more than that to the plate to trouble who I think is the best fighter on the planet right now". (more...)
Case Keenum on benching: 'I am a captain on this team' Case Keenum on benching: 'I am a captain on this team'
- November 18, 2016

Los Angeles is still in the hunt for a playoff berth, sitting at 4-5. Keenum, 28, ranks towards the bottom of all major quarterback statistics in the National Football League this season, throwing for 2.169 yards with just nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions, plus five fumbles. (more...)
Premier League clubs continuing to lower ticket prices Premier League clubs continuing to lower ticket prices
- November 18, 2016

The Blues may also be able to lay claim to one of the cheapest teas in West London, charging fans a solitary pound for a brew. The three most expensive are all in London - Arsenal (£2,013), Tottenham (£1,895) and Chelsea (£1,250) - although all of these are frozen from 2015. (more...)
Arsenal are most expensive club to watch in UK Arsenal are most expensive club to watch in UK
- November 18, 2016

Contrast that to the average price of an away ticket in the Championship where a ticket will set a visiting fan back £31.57. City has the cheapest season ticket price out of all the professional league clubs in the country, according to a national survey. (more...)