November 11, 2019

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Ohio State reportedly trying to get Young reinstated immediately
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are reportedly stepping up their efforts to get star defensive lineman Chase Young reinstated by the NCAA.According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, the school is expected to submit a written report this week requesting the immediate reinstatement of Young. The Buckeyes are holding Young out of games after he admitted to receiving a loan from a family friend to fly his girlfriend to the Rose Bowl last year, which he repaid.No determination has been made by the NCAA over how many games Young will miss. The school must prove that Young and his family friend had a “preexisting relationship” that was not related to Young’s athletic ability. They are also expected to be asked why Young waited so long to admit to receiving the loan. The fact that Young repaid the loan, however, is expected to work in his favor.
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Hockey icon Cherry fired following immigrant comments
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Don Cherry, the former Bruins coach whose garish attire and outlandish commentary made him a hockey broadcasting icon, was fired Monday by Sportsnet in Canada following remarks that singled out immigrants and accusing them of not being patriotic.The news, first reported by the Toronto Sun, comes two days after the 85-year-old Cherry ranted during his “Coach’s Corner” segment on a “Hockey Night In Canada” broadcast about the lack of poppies he had seen people wearing leading up to Remembrance Day in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, as well as Toronto.“Following further discussions with Don Cherry after Saturday night’s broadcast, it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down,’’ said Sportsnet president Ben Yarbley in a statement.
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UFC brothers: Inside the unique bond of Nick and Nate Diaz
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The most profound thing Nick Diaz ever said to me just so happened to be on the darkest day of his MMA career. On Sept. 14, 2015, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Diaz for five years after he tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183. It marked the third marijuana-related test failure of Diaz's career, and the NSAC decided to drop the hammer on him.The length of the suspension was viewed by many as unfair, and a petition sent to the White House demanding the ban be lifted received more than 100,000 signatures. Historically, fighters suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs typically received -- at most -- two-year bans.
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Agent: Celtics' Hayward having surgery Monday
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Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand in New York on Monday afternoon and a timeline on his return to the Celtics will come after the procedure, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Hayward suffered the injury in Saturday's 135-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs.The injury came when he collided with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was trying to set a screen from behind that Hayward didn't see coming. Aldridge was called for an offensive foul on the play, and Hayward, whose left arm got caught between his body and Aldridge's, immediately began shaking his hand and went straight to Boston's locker room.Hayward is averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in eight games this season for the Celtics, while shooting 55.5 percent overall and 43.3 percent from 3-point range.
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Women's FA Cup draw: Derby to face Forest
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Derby County will play Nottingham Forest in an East Midlands derby after the draw was made for the second round of the Women’s FA Cup on Monday.Another derby sees Barnsley face Sheffield in an all-south Yorkshire tie, while Ipswich, who thrashed Basildon 5-1 in the first round, will travel to Chichester City.In-form Plymouth Argyle, who have won their last seven league matches, go to Oxford United, with Crawley Wasps - knocked out of last season's competition by Arsenal - drawn away to Actonians.Defending champions Manchester City, along with the rest of the FA WSL, will enter the competition at the fourth round stage.Women's FA Cup Round Two draw:Chorley vs Brighouse TownDerby County vs Nottingham Forest
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Kyle Lowry addresses Kawhi Leonard leaving the Raptors for the Clippers | The Jump
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Rachel Nichols sits down for an interview with injured Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry to talk about load management, Kawhi Leonard leaving for the LA Clippers during 2019 NBA free agency, his first game vs. his old teammate who helped him win the 2019 NBA Finals vs. the Golden State Warriors, and the biggest question facing the team going forward. #NBA #TheJump #Sports
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Gatland: I had to reject New Zealand
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Warren Gatland says he rejected the chance to apply to be the new New Zealand head coach as he is committed to leading the British and Irish Lions and the Chiefs.Gatland stepped down from his role in charge of Wales after guiding them to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup and will lead the British and Irish Lions on their 2021 tour of South Africa. He will also coach the Chiefs in Super Rugby from next season.But despite the offer from his home nation to apply for the All Blacks job, Gatland felt unable to let down the sides he had already agreed to coach by applying to take over from Steve Hansen, who also left his job after taking his side to the last-four in Japan."I was asked to apply for the position now and I've gone back to them to say I won't be putting my name forward, because at this point I've made a commitment to the Chiefs and I've made a commitment to the Lions," Gatland told TheTelegraph.
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Arnold and Broom-Edwards win GB golds
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Great Britain's Hollie Arnold and Jonathan Broom-Edwards both won gold on day five of the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai.Arnold set a new championship record of 44.73 metres to defend her women's javelin F46 title, while Broom-Edwards cleared 2.02m at his third attempt to win the T64 high jump.Arnold broke her own championship record to take the lead halfway through her event and that was enough to seal victory ahead of New Zealand's Holly Robinson and Venezuelan bronze medallist Naibys Morillo.Broom-Edwards and closest rival Temurbek Giyazov, from Uzbekistan, both failed to clear 2.02m at their first two attempts, but the Briton, who ruptured his Achilles last season, cleared it with his final attempt to take gold.
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Nats GM responds to backlash over White House visit
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After capping their run through October with a thrilling seven-game World Series win over the Houston Astros, it was all love, parties and parades for the Washington Nationals.Until they visited President Donald Trump in the White House on Monday, Nov. 4.The Nats received widespread backlash for being too chummy with the president, and catcher Kurt Suzuki was lambasted for putting on a "Make America Great Again" cap to take the podium as Trump hugged him from behind.From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day.“We weren’t trying to make a political statement, whatsoever,’’ general manager Mike Rizzo told USA TODAY Sports in a wide-ranging conversation about the club's crucial offseason. “We just thought that the honor and the tradition of champions being invited to the White House and the office of the president, and especially us being the hometown team in their backyard two miles away from the capital, is something that should be done.
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Pascal Siakam is so good this year, he could win Most Improved Player again | The Jump
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Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Chiney Ogwumike break down the state of the Toronto Raptors, who have had an impressive start to 2019-20 despite Kawhi Leonard leaving for the LA Clippers in 2019 NBA free agency. They're also dealing with Kyle Lowry's injury, thanks to some surprising bench performances (especially vs. the Los Angeles Lakers), and another step forward from reigning Most Improved Player Award winner Pascal Siakam. #TheJump #NBA #Sports
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Eagles sign Brooks to £42m extension
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The Philadelphia Eagles have given Brandon Brooks a four-year extension, which will reportedly make him the highest-paid guard in the NFL.NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported the £42m deal, which includes £23m in guaranteed money for the 30-year-old right guard.Brooks, a Pro Bowl selection in each of the past two seasons, is in the fourth season of a five-year, £31m free-agent contract he signed in March 2016."I don't know what to say right now, really," Brooks said."I'm blessed. After my first couple of weeks here when the Eagles signed me (in 2016), I knew I didn't want to go anywhere else."I'm honoured that the organisation extended me early, with a year to go on my contract. I don't know, man. I'm kind of speechless at this point."
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Zverev defeats error-prone Nadal at ATP Finals
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LONDON -- Defending champion Alexander Zverev pulled off another big win at the ATP Finals, beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 Monday for his first career victory against him.Nadal had a 5-0 record against Zverev but had an uncharacteristically mistake-filled performance at The O2 arena.In his first match since pulling out of the Paris Masters semifinals with an abdominal injury just nine days ago, Nadal dropped his serve three straight times and didn't force a single break point. His normally powerful forehand was responsible for more than four times as many unforced errors (13) as winners (3).The whole thing was over in just 83 minutes, and it means Zverev has beaten each of tennis' Big Three in his last three matches at the O2.
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Hockey icon Cherry fired for immigrant comments
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Don Cherry, an iconic Canadian hockey commentator, has been fired by Sportsnet for his on-air remarks on Saturday that alleged that the country's immigrants don't properly honor fallen soldiers.Cherry, 85, used his "Coach's Corner" segment on "Hockey Night In Canada" to criticize individuals who didn't wear poppy pins leading up the nation's Remembrance Day. The pins are sold by veterans' groups and are worn to symbolically honor those who served."I live in Mississauga [Ontario]. Very few people wear the poppy. Downtown Toronto, forget it. Nobody wears the poppy. ... Now you go to the small cities. You people ... that come here, whatever it is -- you love our way of life. You love our milk and honey. At least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that. These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada. These guys paid the biggest price for that," Cherry said.
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Stephen A. rants about the Knicks: 'They're straight trash! They stink!' | Stephen A. Smith Show
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Stephen A. Smith goes off on an explosive rant about the New York Knicks' struggles this season and defends head coach David Fizdale amid reports that Knicks president Steve Mills is laying the groundwork for Fizdale's dismissal. #NBA
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Zverev too good for troubled Rafa at O2
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Alexander Zverev recorded his first victory over troubled world No 1 Rafael Nadal as the German made a perfect start to his ATP Finals defence.The Spaniard suffered an abdominal problem at the Paris Masters and it appeared on this showing that he has not fully recovered for the season-ending tournament in London.He couldn't match the power and precision shown from Zverev, who dominated in every aspect to pull off somewhat of an upset win, 6-2 6-4.Whether Nadal will be able to hold off Novak Djokovic for the year-end top spot will be the big story this week.US Open champion Nadal had been unable to serve because of the injury and he was unsurprisingly tested in every service game until he succumbed under mounting pressure by the German, who broke through a couple of times to take the opening set.
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Klopp: No pressure at Club World Cup
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there is "no extra pressure" to deliver the team's first Club World Cup title at next month's tournament in Qatar.Liverpool enter the tournament at the semi-final stage and face a second-round winner on December 18 and the German believes the European champions could be pushed hard by unfamiliar opponents in the seven-team competition."I'm not someone who has to be the first on the moon or the first winning the World Cup with Liverpool, but when we're there we'll try with all we have," Klopp told the FIFA website."So far, I don't feel any pressure. I see it as an absolute opportunity... the interesting and difficult part is that we'll be playing against teams from other continents, which doesn't happen that often... it'll be a tough one for sure."
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Connolly out of Denmark game with injury
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Teenage striker Aaron Connolly is out of the Republic of Ireland's crucial European Qualifier against Denmark.The 19-year-old Brighton frontman has been withdrawn from Mick McCarthy's squad for the game at the Aviva Stadium on Monday evening as a result of the groin injury he suffered during the Seagulls' 3-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.McCarthy said: "Our team doctor Alan Byrne has spoken to the Brighton medical team and had a look at the scans."The scans have confirmed the groin injury and Aaron won't be ready for New Zealand and Denmark."Connolly did not return after the break at Old Trafford, leaving McCarthy sweating on his fitness when the rest of the squad met up in Dublin on Sunday evening.
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Stafford: Sitting out vs. Bears was 'right decision'
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Monday he wanted to be on the field Sunday but ultimately did what he felt was best for the team in sitting against the Chicago Bears, snapping his 136-game start streak."Ultimately, I think I made the right decision," Stafford said.He's once again dealing with a back injury, although he stressed it is a different injury than one he had last season, which he played through. Lions coach Matt Patricia classified Stafford as day-to-day and week-to-week earlier Monday.Stafford said he has no interest in shutting it down for the season."That's not my thinking at the moment," Stafford said. "My thinking is to try and be out there as soon as I possibly can to help us win."
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Report: Don Cherry fired following xenophobic comments
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Former Bruins coach Don Cherry has been fired from his position on Canadian television network Sportsnet after making xenophobic comments on air Saturday night, the Toronto Sun is reporting.© Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images TORONTO, ON - MARCH 17: Don Cherry's Irish themed jacked for the St. Patrick's Day show. The meet around 530 pm to figure out what they will talk about and what clips to be shown. Behind the scenes at Hockey Night in Canada with broadcaster Ron MacLean and hockey guru Don Cherry. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The longtime broadcaster went on a rant about the lack of poppies he had seen leading up to Remembrance Day. In Canada, the flowers are traditionally worn in honor of veterans.
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Brady says he’s still not quite over Super Bowl loss to Eagles
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Tom Brady has won more Super Bowls than any player in NFL history. Despite the success, he still thinks about at least one of his three losses on football’s biggest stage.During his weekly interview with WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show,” Brady talked about the Patriots’ upcoming matchup with the Eagles. It’s the first meaningful game between the two teams since Philadelphia beat New England in Super Bowl LII, 41-33.Brady was asked how long it took him to get over Super Bowl LII.“You assume I’m over it,” Brady immediately countered. “Come on now. That’s a lot of mental scar tissue from that year. That was a tough game.“I think in a lot of ways we learned from that year and we came back stronger the next year and we won the Super Bowl in [the 2018 season],” Brady continued. “I think everything is a matter of perspective and I think when you play in that game and you play great teams, you’re not going to win them all. This is not the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals. This is all about tough competition against the best teams and they deserved it that year, and a couple of years later we get a chance to play that organization again.”
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Reports: Fizdale on hot seat already with Knicks
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Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry addressed the media after New York’s blowout loss to the Cavaliers yesterday.On one hand, this was a nice show of accountability. Executives rarely face the public, too often leaving coaches and players to explain wider team problems. Mills and Perry built this mess. They should answer for it.On the other hand, Mills is seemingly passing blame onto Knicks coach David Fizdale.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:Frank Isola of The Athletic:Mills knows how to navigate Madison Square Garden politics. He both preceded and succeeded Phil Jackson running the front office. Fizdale might make for a good scapegoat.But Mills also faces an external threat.
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Kayak fisherman nearly toppled by 200-pound alligator gar
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A kayak fisherman in south Texas came close to being tipped over by the 200-pound alligator gar he battled for 40 minutes before paddling one-handed to shore and landing the prehistoric fish.© File Photo File Photo The 7-foot alligator gar was the biggest Chris Hernandez had ever caught and it was almost too much to handle.Hernandez told USA Today/For The Win Outdoors he was fishing a river on the outskirts of his hometown of Benito when he landed the alligator gar last week.At one point, it became a bit scary when the fish slammed his kayak with its tail."It was just a quick flip from the tail that hit my yak causing my yak to shake back and forth," Hernandez told For The Win Outdoors. "If my yak would've tilted a couple more inches, it would've took in water.
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Pulisic out for USA with hip injury
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Christian Pulisic has been ruled out of the United States' matches against Canada and Cuba after suffering a hip injury during Chelsea's win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Having initially struggled to make an impact in the Premier League following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund over the summer, Pulisic has starred in recent weeks, scoring five goals in Chelsea's last three league games.However, the USA will not be able to call on their 21-year-old talisman for crucial Concacaf Nations League matches, after he was hurt during Chelsea's 2-0 victory over their London rivals."Christian is officially at this stage ruled out," U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter said. "We just got that information.
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Curry calls out Jordan for being a hater
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Michael Jordan hoped that Stephen Curry wouldn't take offense when M.J. said the Golden State Warriors guard wasn't a Hall of Famer yet. But, of course, that was never going to happen. Curry insinuated that Jordan was one of the haters during a recent interview with SoleCollector.com.© Getty Getty During the video segment, SoleCollector.com's Matthew Welty asked if Curry had ever autographed his shoes and sent them to the haters."Not yet, I might have to set up a little service," Curry told Welty. "I might have to send them to M.J."Curry laughed it off, but perhaps there's some gravity to his statement. And it was surely a reference to Jordan's recent comments. Here's a look at the moment.There is no doubt Curry will someday be a Hall of Famer. He knows it. I know it. Everyone - except apparently M.J. - knows it.
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FA Cup draw: Chichester get League One opposition
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Chichester City will play either Tranmere or Wycombe away in the FA Cup after they were given a bye through to the second round of the competition.Chichester, who sit mid-table in the Isthmian South East Division and are the lowest-ranked club left in the competition, went straight into the velvet bag for Monday night's second-round draw after the demise of Bury left them unable to compete.Eighth-tier Maldon and Tiptree, who play in the Isthmian League North Division, were rewarded for their 2-1 win at Leyton Orient at the weekend with a home draw against the winners of the replay between Grimsby and Newport.National League side Dover, who beat Sky Bet League One strugglers Southend on Sunday, will play at either Stevenage or Peterborough.
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Do Herring, Haney and Saunders actually want what they're asking for?
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World junior lightweight titleholder Jamel Herring, lightweight titlist Devin Haney and super middleweight beltholder Billy Joe Saunders all retained their belts in their first title defenses on Saturday night. Herring was in the best of the three fights, Haney won in the most dominant fashion and Saunders struggled before a late knockout win. After their bouts they looked ahead to future fights, calling out fellow titleholders to step up. So how did they look in their defenses and how would they do in the bouts they're asking for? I am here to tell you.Herring and mandatory challenger Lamont Roach Jr. put on a good show -- at least during the second half of the fight because it took so long for Roach to find any rhythm -- in the ESPN+ main event at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif. Herring (21-2, 10 KOs), 34, a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Coram, New York, won by scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 115-113.
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Arsenal hierarchy: Emery the right man
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Unai Emery has been offered the public backing of the Arsenal hierarchy - but he has been warned that results must improve.The Arsenal head coach has come under mounting pressure following a string of poor performances and a record of just two wins from their last 10 Premier League games.Raul Sanllehi, head of football, and Vinai Venkatesham, managing director, met more than 200 Arsenal colleagues from across the club on Monday in a pre-planned staff meeting as part of an on-going series of internal staff events."We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season," they told Arsenal staff."We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all our staff as they are not at the level we want or expect. Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place."
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Fifteen minutes that may have decided title
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Two sucker-punch goals from Liverpool. One controversial handball decision against Manchester City. Could the opening 15 minutes at Anfield on Sunday come to define this year's Premier League title race?Liverpool's 3-1 win put them nine points clear of the reigning champions, and the crucial moments all occurred in a breathless early spell during which Fabinho's stunning strike put the hosts in front shortly after City had been denied a spot-kick, with Mohamed Salah then scoring a clinical second goal which came out of nothing in the 13th minute.Here, we provide a detailed blow-by-blow account of how City dominated the opening exchanges, how the key decision went against them, and how their ruthless opponents took full advantage...
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Lamar Jackson’s electric Louisville highlight reel | College Football Mixtape
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Lamar Jackson’s electric play and athleticism were on full display at Louisville, putting up consecutive seasons of 3,500+ yards passing and 1,500+ yards rushing. Take a look back at some highlights from the Cardinals’ dynamic dual-threat QB and his 2016 Heisman Trophy-winning season.
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The Chiefs’ poor defense won’t stop Patrick Mahomes’ Super Bowl run – Max Kellerman | First Take
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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Chiefs’ loss to the Tennessee Titans and debate whether Kansas’ unreliable defense will compromise Patrick Mahomes’ chances at making a run for the Super Bowl. #FirstTake #NFL
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Jalen Rose reacts to the Raptors snapping the Lakers’ win streak | Jalen & Jacoby
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Jalen Rose calls out David Jacoby for failing to include the Toronto Raptors on his list of the top teams in the East following a dominant performance from Pascal Siakam against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. #NBA #JalenandJacoby
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PFT Overtime: Vikings' ranking in NFC, Todd Gurley problems | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
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Mike Florio and Chris Simms discuss the where the Vikings stand in the NFC after an exciting win over the Cowboys on SNF, how Todd Gurley's ongoing knee issues affect his production, and more. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL #MinnesotaVikings #KirkCousins
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Liverpool's devastating attack against Manchester City | Premier League Tactics Session | NBC Sports
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Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino go to the tactics board to analyze Liverpool's trio of goals against Manchester City in a massive victory at Anfield. #NBCSports #PremierLeague #TacticsSession #Liverpool #ManCity
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PFT Overtime: Will Dallas Cowboys or Eagles win the NFC East? | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
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Mike Florio and Chris Simms analyze the remaining schedule for the Eagles and Cowboys and how it impacts who will come out on top of the NFC East. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL #DallasCowboys #PhiladelphiaEagles
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Source: NFL eyes Lions' report on Stafford injury
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CHICAGO -- The NFL is looking into how the Detroit Lions handled the reporting of quarterback Matthew Stafford's back injury in the week leading up to Sunday's loss to Chicago, including the designation of Stafford as questionable before he was ruled out, a source said."We'll look into it and gather all the facts," a league source told ESPN, "as is standard in situations like this."This isn't the first time in recent memory the league has looked into potential injury report violations. The NFL investigated similar situations regarding Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburghearlier this year and the Miami Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill last season.A message left by ESPN for the Lions was not immediately returned.
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Fantasy Team of the Week
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Sky Games look at who starred during Gameweek 14 of Sky Sports Fantasy Football. Did any of your team make this week's best XI?The Watford Stopper kept his third clean sheet in five matches as his side picked up their first Premier League win of the season at Carrow Road on Friday. Foster has brought in 41 of his 49 Fantasy Football points from his last five games, highlighted with the uplift in results that Watford have seen. Foster has reached tier two save bonus points in three of those five matches.Ciaran Clark is showing the form of a striker, having scored in consecutive matches for Newcastle, securing two wins for Steve Bruce's team in the process. Clark even attained tier one shot bonus points against Bournemouth and now boasts 19 points from his last two outings, rewarding the 0.18 per cent of Fantasy Football bosses who have overseen his upturn in form.
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Neville: I won't walk away from England
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Phil Neville says he has never considered stepping down as head coach of the England Women’s side and described the support he has received from the FA as "unwavering."Neville's side play away to the Czech Republic on Tuesday night looking to improve on a disappointing run of just one victory from their last seven matches.That included their 2-1 defeat to Germany at Wembley on Saturday in front of 77,768 supporters - the highest-ever attendance for an England Women home fixture - but Neviile says he remains committed to the role and his players.When asked if he had considered stepping down, Neville said: "No. Firstly, it's not in me to walk away from a big challenge."Secondly, when you preach for 18 months, two years, a plan, a togetherness and a style of play that you want to play, particularly with this group of players, that, I have to say, I think we have an unbelievable connection [with].
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NFL Week 10 winners, losers: Saints implode in big loss
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Week 10 in the NFL was nothing if not unpredictable, with a 13-point underdog in the Atlanta Falcons pulling off an upset against a powerful division foe, and three one-win teams pulling out victories. Many of those outcomes shook up the postseason standings.Here are this week’s winners and losers.WINNERSFrom NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day.Lamar Jackson's MVP campaign: One of the delights of the season so far has been watching Russell Wilson and Jackson outdueling each other each week. And with Wilson playing Monday night, it was Jackson and the Ravens who owned Sunday. They trampled the Bengals, 49-13, and Jackson scored four total touchdowns and accounted for 288 total yards. He became just the second player in NFL history, joining Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 2007, to have two games in one season with a perfect passer rating of 158.3. The MVP race, right now, appears to be a two-man race, and Jackson might have done enough against Cincy to take the lead.
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Report: Bayless could return to ESPN when contract expires next year
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ESPN recently gave Stephen A. Smith a massive contract extension, and the network may be willing to shell out another huge sum of money to bring back his most worthy on-air adversary.Skip Bayless could potentially return to ESPN when his contract with FOX Sports expires next year, Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reports. Bayless and Smith are interested in the idea of reuniting on “First Take,” which is where both gained most of the popularity that has placed them among the highest-paid on-air personalities in the industry. One source told McCarthy that they “both want to make it happen,” but it’s unclear if ESPN will be willing to pay more than FOX to bring Bayless back.Bayless signed a four-year, $25 million contract with FOX in 2016, and the deal is set to expire in 2020. He has teamed with former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe at FOX Sports 1 for “Undisputed,” which follows the same format as “First Take.” According to McCarthy, the FS1 show averages 150,000 to 180,000 viewers per day in its weekday morning slot. Those numbers are dwarfed by “First Take,” which averages 400,000 to 500,000 viewers per day since it moved from ESPN2 to ESPN.
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Michigan State's Winston posts heartfelt message to late brother
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Cassius Winston and his family are dealing with an unthinkable tragedy after the Michigan State star’s younger brother Zachary died over the weekend, and Winston shared some of his emotions on social media following Sunday’s game.After the Spartans defeated Binghamton, Winston posted a lengthy message about his late brother on Instagram. He hinted that the 19-year-old was struggling with depression.“You went to war w yourself every single day not knowing if you could win that battle. And you won time after time,” Winston wrote. “You stood tall and you let your family love you, you gave me everything I asked for, just one day you didn’t have enough strength. And that’s ok man, that’s really ok, ppl can’t go through wha you went through, you are the strongest, wisest, kindest, most caring person. The best brother/ gang member I could ever ask for.”
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Ryan Tannehill, Darius Slayton among top fantasy football free-agent finds for Week 11
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As I write this column each season, there are a few lessons that I enjoy sharing on an annual basis. They are fundamental fantasy football truths that I believe in and are relevant for every league.There are now just three weeks left in the fantasy football regular season, which might mean that there are teams already aware of their faded hopes for playoff contention. It's frustrating; we've all been there. Your instinct might be to play the rest of the season without care and investment; what difference will it make?A huge one! It's about integrity! While a win for you in any given week going forward might not be enough to secure a playoff spot, it could have an impact on the rest of the league and the playoff picture. I've always been of the belief that you should **extreme Herm Edwards voice** play to win the game, regardless of the win-loss column.
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'First day at school' for rejuvenated Agbeze
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After the most difficult season of her career, Ama Agbeze opens up to Sky Sports about her move to Severn Stars, how she's ready for this new start and how nerves will play a part on her "first day at school". The defender's switch to Stars from London Pulse was announced on Friday and shortly she'll be making the journey down the motorway to take part in their first pre-season training session together.As a former England captain with more than 100 caps and someone who has played for clubs all around the world, training environments are familiar places to Agbeze. However, after the experiences of the past season, the prospect of turning up on her first day at Stars brings about a mixture of emotions.
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Stephen A. doesn't trust the Cowboys to make the playoffs | First Take
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Stephen A. Smith argues that there is a possibility the Cowboys do not make the NFL playoffs since Dallas is tied with the Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East after Week 10. #FirstTake #NFL
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Jones hopes Cowboys' loss to Vikings isn’t ‘terminal’
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The Dallas Cowboys are still tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the lead in the NFC East even after coming up short against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, but team owner Jerry Jones seems to think the loss is one that could be difficult to bounce back from.Jones told reporters after the game that the loss would be costly, and he said he hopes it doesn’t turn out to be “terminal.” The Cowboys had chances to win the game late, so Jones was obviously speaking from a place of great frustration. While it’s always good to win at home against an opponent that is in the playoff hunt, the Cowboys are still 5-4 and in solid shape. The remarks Ezekiel Elliott made about the loss seemed a bit more rational than what Jones said.
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Helwani Show: The Rock on BMF title, Ngannou and Rose ready to return
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During his time in WWE, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson performed at Madison Square Garden more than 30 times. Some of the biggest moments of his career happened inside the "world's most famous arena," long recognized as the pro wrestling giant's unofficial home arena.When Johnson agreed to be the bearer of the belt in the BMF title showdown at UFC 244 between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, he felt a weight of responsibility in promoting the fight and making the moment feel as big as it could possibly be.What he didn't expect were the memories and emotions that came flooding back -- memories that stretched all the way back to 1996, when he was "just a punk kid rookie who had so much to learn, and so much to earn."
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Sources: Knicks prez angling for Fizdale firing
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Even before a startling news conference in the wake of a blowout loss to Cleveland on Sunday, New York Knicks president Steve Mills had started to lay the internal groundwork for the eventual dismissal of coach David Fizdale, league sources told ESPN.Mills is selling owner James Dolan on a roster constructed to be highly competitive in the Eastern Conference, leaving Fizdale vulnerable to an ouster only weeks into the second season of a four-year contract that league sources say is worth $22 million.Days before exiled star Kristaps Porzingis returns to Madison Square Garden with the Dallas Mavericks, Mills delivered the first public salvo on shaping an organizational narrative that the Knicks' struggles aren't born of an overmatched roster, but the lack of a "consistent level of effort and execution."
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Wilson vs. 49ers' No. 1 defense is Monday night's prime-time matchup
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What Russell Wilson does to a defense can’t be replicated.Certainly not in practice. For example, 49ers backup C.J. Beathard attempted to simulate the Seahawks’ quarterback on the scout team last week — trying to give the defense a sense of Wilson’s scrambling style — and cornerback Richard Sherman said Beathard strained his back in the process.And Wilson can’t be replicated in another game. The 49ers’ last game was against Arizona rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, undersized and elusive like Wilson, but defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said Murray didn’t provide the challenge Wilson will offer when Seattle visits Levi’s Stadium on Monday night.“Not that Kyler can’t get there,” Saleh said, “but Russell is just playing at a different level right now.”
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Minnesota Vikings defense stifles Dallas Cowboys in SNF win | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
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Kirk Cousins and the Vikings got a much-needed primetime win on Sunday Night Football as Minnesota held on to beat the Cowboys in Dallas. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL #MinnesotaVikings #DallasCowboys #KirkCousins
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Green Bay Packers have concerns despite win over Carolina Panthers | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
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The Packers won on a goal-line stand against the Panthers on Sunday, but there are still reasons to be concerned for Green Bay going forward. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL #GreenBayPackers #CarolinaPanthers
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The Knicks are worse than expected | Jalen & Jacoby
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Jalen Rose reacts to New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry addressing the media after the team’s 2-8 start to the 2019-20 NBA season. (1:55) Jalen and Jacoby discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo destroying his jersey and an OKC Thunder sign after missing a free throw. #NBA
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Stephen A.: LSU got lucky against Alabama | First Take
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Stephen A. Smith says the Tigers got lucky against Tua Tagovailoa and Nick Saban and takes a look at the errors the Alabama Crimson Tide made against the LSU.
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Former Lions, Michigan St. WR Rogers dies at 38
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Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers has died at age 38.Rogers' former high school coaches told mlive.com that Rogers died from liver failure and that he also recently was diagnosed with cancer."I called his mom at the hospital over the weekend and got a chance to talk to Charles," Don Durrett, Rogers' former football coach at Saginaw High School, told mlive.com. "He said he was going to the Lord."Neither Durrett nor Marshall Thomas, the former basketball coach and athletic director at Saginaw High, specified what type of cancer Rogers was diagnosed with."He had cancer, whether that was related to his liver I don't know," Thomas told mlive.com. "They had given him 30 days to live if he didn't get a liver transplant."
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Former Michigan St., Lions receiver Rogers dead at 38
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Former Michigan State football All-American and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers has died.The Saginaw native was 38.Former coach Don Durrett said Rogers, who played football for him at Saginaw High, said he has heard from a number of former players that Rogers died overnight.“I’ll tell you, he was — and I’m including Flint, too, since I coached at Flint Northern all those years — he’s the best athlete I ever seen. I mean, honestly,” Durett told the Free Press. “We’re talking about basketball, football and track together. He could have had a scholarship in all three sports. That’s how good. … I haven’t seen nobody that fast that could do it all. He was just a blessed athlete that could do it all.”
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Mahrez: I almost joined Arsenal in 2016
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Riyad Mahrez says he almost joined Arsenal in 2016 and claims he "lost two years at the very highest level" of football after Leicester refused to allow him to leave.Mahrez was a key part of Leicester's surprise Premier League success but with the Foxes failing to replicate that form in the following campaign, he was keen to move on.Arsenal wanted to sign him, according to the player, although it was Manchester City who eventually bought him for £60m in the summer of 2018.Mahrez was part of City's domestic treble-winning squad last season and has already scored three goals in 14 appearances for Pep Guardiola's side during the current campaign, although he admits he would have loved the opportunity to leave Leicester earlier than he did.
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Warnock leaves Cardiff
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Neil Warnock has left his position as Cardiff City manager by mutual consent.Warnock, who was appointed Cardiff boss in October 2016, spent 144 games in charge of the Welsh club and secured promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2017/18 season.But Cardiff have struggled on their return to the Championship and find themselves in 14th after winning just five of their opening 16 games this season.The Cardiff board "will now begin the process of replacing" Warnock with an announcement to be made in "due course", the club said in a statement.Warnock's future, though, is unclear. The former Sheffield United manager said at the beginning of the season that this would be his last in football.
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Ferrari target 'benchmark' Mercedes
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Ferrari admit they must raise their game across the board if they are to end the Mercedes title-winning juggernaut in F1 2020.Mercedes have surpassed Ferrari's record of five successive world championship doubles this year, with the latter's title drought now stretching to 11 seasons.Ferrari's title challenge failed to materialise this year, although their results have been better since the summer break with six poles and three wins.Nonetheless, with Mercedes still winning the last four events and appearing as strong as ever, Mattia Binotto is under no illusions about the challenge facing his team heading towards the winter."They are a very, very strong team and they have proved it in the last years," said Binotto. "The level of competition is very high.
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Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are AFC favorites over the Patriots and Chiefs -Stephen A. | First Take
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Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Dan Orlovsky debate whether the Baltimore Ravens are the best team in the AFC over the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs after Lamar Jackson's four-touchdown performance vs. the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. #FirstTake #NFL
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NFL Week 10 Superlatives: Kansas City Chiefs fall in Nashville | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports
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Chris Simms and Mike Florio give out their Week 10 superlatives, looking at the biggest wins and disappointments from around the NFL. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #NFL #KansasCityChiefs #Nashville
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Mancini: I'll call up Balotelli on merit
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Italy boss Roberto Mancini says he will call up Brescia striker Mario Balotelli on merit, and not to send out a message against racism.The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker kicked the ball towards opposition fans who targeted him with racist abuse during Brescia's Serie A game at Verona earlier this month.Balotelli later thanked team-mates and fans for their solidarity, although Brescia fans released a statement labelling him as "arrogant" in the incident which led to the head of a Verona supporters' group being handed an 11-year stadium ban for racist comments about the Brescia forward.Last week, Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina said he would like to see Balotelli back in the national team as "the picture of Mario together with all his team-mates would be very nice to see", but Mancini, who coached the striker at Inter and Manchester City, says he is still not worthy of a call-up.
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Hong Kong Open to go ahead
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The Hong Kong Open will go ahead as scheduled later this month after European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insisted the safety of players, staff and spectators would not be under threat. The civil unrest in Hong Kong this year has led to a number of other sporting events being called off, but Pelley is confident that the first event of the 2019/20 European Tour season will be unaffected.Pelley believes the venue, Fanling Golf Club to the north of Hong Kong city, is far enough away from the scene of many violent clashes between protesters and police authorities and is adamant there is no security risk.Henrik Stenson said last week that he had no concerns over playing in the event, and his view was backed up by former Masters champion Patrick Reed.
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Haskins to start rest of season for Redskins
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ASHBURN, Va., -- The present doesn't look good, so the 1-8 Washington Redskins have turned to the future. Interim coach Bill Callahan named rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins as the starter for the rest of the season.Haskins already was expected to start Sunday vs. the New York Jets. But Callahan took it one step further."We're at a juncture where we don't want to be record-wise," Callahan said, "so this is a good opportunity for him to take advantage of every rep so we can see growth in his play.Case Keenum will the Redskins' No. 2 quarterback with Colt McCoy as the No. 3.Haskins, the 15th overall pick in the draft, made his first start in a Nov. 3 loss at Buffalo -- but that opportunity arose because the previous starter, Case Keenum, was in the concussion protocol. He joins the other two first-round rookie quarterbacks -- Arizona's Kyler Murray (first overall) and the New York Giants' Daniel Jones (sixth) -- as the permanent starters.
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Kentucky, Duke take over top 2 spots in AP poll
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Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll.The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky. They earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday's poll to finish ahead of No. 2 Duke.It marks the first time the Wildcats (2-0) have reached No. 1 since spending two weeks there early in the 2016-17 season.Yet it's the seventh of Calipari's 11 seasons that the Wildcats have spent at least one week atop the AP Top 25. That includes 10 weeks during the 2011-12 season on the way to the national championship and a start-to-finish stay in 2014-15 as the Wildcats carried an unbeaten record to the Final Four, where they lost to Wisconsin.
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King on Sceau weather watch
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Alan King has warned Sceau Royal is an unlikely runner in Sunday's Shloer Chase at Cheltenham if the ground is heavy.Third in the Champion Chase in March and then second to Altior at Sandown the following month, King has been planning to start his campaign in the Grade Two for some time.He is one of six entries along with Defi Du Seuil, Politologue, Saint Calvados and race regular Simply Ned.French trainer Emmanuel Clayeux has also entered Nuits Premier Cru.King said: "He will run as long as it is not heavy, but if it is heavy ground, he won't run and the forecast is not encouraging."I want to run him and he is ready, but we know he doesn't go on heavy. If it was soft I think we would let him take his chance, but any worse than that we wouldn't.
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Trae Young, Damian Lillard duel in wild Hawks vs. Blazers finish | 2019-20 NBA Highlights
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Trae Young scores 35 points and 10 assists, while Damian Lillard drops 30 of his own, but the Hawks and Trail Blazers need overtime after Kevin Huerter's game-tying shot. Kent Bazemore hits back-to-back triples and CJ McCollum hits one of his own as Portland is able to pull away from Atlanta in the extra period. #NBA
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NFL Week 11 Fantasy Football news and Waiver Wire | Rotoworld Football Podcast
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Josh Norris, John Daigle, and RotoPat break down the sputtering Rams’ offense, the encouraging Cardinals’ offense (9:40), and a couple of units on teams that have evolved throughout the season (15:34). Finally, Daigle gives us some waiver advice for Week 11 (23:15). #FantasyFootball #NBCSports #Rotoworld
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The ESPN Daily podcast: Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to break down Rams' struggling O
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Wake up to the best sports story you'll hear all day. Monday through Friday, host Mina Kimes brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN, as told by the top reporters and insiders on the planet, from the breaking news of SportsCenter to the deep dive storytelling of 30 for 30. Get the very best of ESPN -- daily.Apple PodcastsiHeartRadioSpotifyTuneInThe episode lineup is:Nov 11: NFC Best? Rams Offense Struggles + Seahawks-Niners Rivalry ReignitesThe NFC West is perhaps the most competitive division in the NFL. The 49ers are the only undefeated team in the NFL (8-0). The Seahawks (7-2) are led by Russell Wilson, having a MVP-candidate season. Then, there are the LA Rams. Just 9 months removed from a Super Bowl appearance, the Rams suffered another disappointing loss yesterday, this time in Pittsburgh, leaving them third in the NFC West. Bill Barnwell joins Mina Kimes to break down the Rams struggling offense. Then, ahead of Monday Night's monster NFC West showdown, former Seahawks DE Cliff Avril goes inside Seattle's rivalry with the 49ers.
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Liverpool aren't champs yet despite beating Man City, though they are in control
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Missed some of the action around Europe this weekend? Have no fear: Gab Marcotti is here to catch you up with all the talking points in the latest Monday Musings.Jump to: Lessons from Liverpool vs. Man City | Bayern thrash Dortmund | Juve play poorly, beat Milan | Sarri vs. Ronaldo? | Arsenal, Emery are a mess | Taison abused in Ukraine | Real Madrid win again | PSG should buy Icardi | Man United improving? | More woe for Napoli | Barca aren't playing well | Conte keeps complaining | Chelsea's winning youth movement | Gladbach set pace in GermanyA nine-point gap in November? Yeah, that's a lot, but most of all, it's a morale boost. So many football folk are, if not outright superstitious, easily convinced that "it's not their year." And you can see how Manchester City might be coming around to that idea. There are the long-standing injuries to Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte (the latter, arguably, is City's least replaceable player) and the more recent injuries that kept Ederson in the stands and David Silva on the bench in their biggest game of the season to date. And then there's Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, broken down to its component parts, namely the goals that left them 2-0 down inside a quarter of an hour.
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Merc boss Wolff to miss Brazilian GP
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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff will miss this weekend's Brazilian GP to "focus on other open topics" now that both F1 2019 titles are wrapped up.Lewis Hamilton followed up his team's constructors' triumph by clinching his sixth drivers' title in the USA, and although Wolff is eager to end the season on a high, he will remain in Europe instead of heading to Interlagos.Wolff has been an ever-present at F1 races since Mercedes started their record-breaking six-year championship streak."Brazil will be the first race since 2013 that I won't attend," said the Mercedes team principal and CEO. "With both championships secured, it gives me more time in Europe to focus on other open topics."It's great to be able to do this and to know that the team will represent the three-pointed star in the best way possible both on and off the track."
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Liverpool's title collapses: What went wrong?
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Liverpool have previous when it comes to blowing leads in pursuit of that much-coveted 19th top-flight title - so what has gone wrong for the club in the past?Jurgen Klopp's side hold an eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League after beating champions Manchester City at Anfield on Super Sunday.However, Liverpool were also seven points clear at the halfway stage of last season, only to be pipped at the post by City, while Kenny Dalglish, Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers have all seen their teams squander leads of varying sizes in chasing the title.So why have Liverpool been so susceptible to collapses, and what can Klopp - whose side have already made a record-equalling start to a Premier League campaign this season - learn from those past meltdowns to ensure they are finally crowned champions next May?
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No FA charge for Guardiola over Oliver clash
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Pep Guardiola will not face an FA charge after approaching referee Michael Oliver after Sunday's 3-1 defeat for Manchester City against Liverpool.Guardiola confronted the referee at the final whistle following his side's loss at Anfield, sarcastically saying "thank you very much" to Oliver and his officials, after key decisions went against City during the game.Moments prior to Fabinho's opener in the sixth minute, the ball appeared to strike Trent Alexander-Arnold's arm in the Liverpool penalty area, after Bernardo Silva's aerial pass deflected onto the right-back.VAR checked the incident, but Liverpool's first goal in the 3-1 win stood.During the second half, a Raheem Sterling right-footed effort appeared to hit Alexander-Arnold's arm in the box again, but the referee waved away claims for a penalty, leaving Guardiola furious on the touchline.
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'This season reminiscent of Leicester title win'
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Former Leicester defender Matt Elliott says that everything is falling into place for Brendan Rodgers' side, comparing this season to the year the Foxes won the league.The Foxes' 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday saw them move up to second in the table, nine points clear of Sheffield United in fifth.And, after winning the title under Claudio Ranieri in 2016, Elliott believes that due to a number of other top teams struggling this campaign, Leicester will aim to capitalise again."That was a huge result [for Leicester] against Arsenal. To create that nine-point gap between Leicester and the Gunners - that's a big difference. Tottenham are struggling as well. They can't get their game together," he said.
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ALL NEW: Sky Sports EFL Podcast
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Listen to the brand new Sky Sports EFL Podcast, as Jonathan Oakes and Andy Hinchcliffe discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.The pair look back on all the weekend's action in the Championship, with the top three of West Brom, Preston and Leeds all winning, as well as the two big derby games that were live on Sky Sports Football - as Nottingham Forest beat Derby and Bristol City won at Cardiff.Attention then turns to the bottom of the league, with new boss Michael O'Neill's impact in Stoke's 4-2 win at Barnsley to lift them above the Tykes and up to 23rd, and then Middlesbrough's struggles as they occupy the final spot in the relegation zone.Oakes and Hinchcliffe then take a look at League One and the fixtures coming up this weekend including MK Dons vs Bolton and then the strugglers in League Two - including Morecambe after the departure of Jim Bentley and the arrival of Derek Adams, Stevenage vs Oldham, and the difficulties facing Walsall and Scunthorpe.
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Robertson wins Champion of Champions title
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Neil Robertson won his second Champion of Champions title with a thrilling 10-9 final victory over Judd Trump in Coventry.Robertson's hopes seemed over when he trailed 9-8 and needed a snooker to tie the 18th frame of a high-calibre match.But the Australian got his snooker and potted the respotted black to tie the match at 9-9.Robertson then made a winning clearance of 137 - his fifth century break of the match - to take the £150,000 winner's prize and immediately earn a hug from his son Alexander."It's the best match I've ever been involved in - and I'm sure a lot of people here would say it's the best they've ever seen," Robertson told ITV 4."The standard overall was incredible, there were a lot of centuries and a couple of frames on the black.
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Williams keen to prove worth to Giggs
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Ashley Williams is confident he has a big part to play as Wales try to reach Euro 2020 - even though he's barely featured for his country recently.The 35-year-old has fallen behind Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon and Tom Lockyer in the pecking order of central defenders - but injury has ruled Rodon out, while Mepham hasn't featured for his club Bournemouth since September. With 86 caps to his name, Williams is ready to step back in."I'm just doing what I'm doing and the main thing for me is that I'm playing at Bristol City and playing well. That's my main focus and then it's on the gaffer (Ryan Giggs) whatever team he picks," he said."I was disappointed not to play against Slovakia and Croatia (last month), but my form is good. If I feel like I should play then the manager will know that."
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Three key questions about Houston's grand experiment with Russell Westbrook
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Houston, we have a Westbrook ... now what?Following the initial shock of the Russell Westbrook trade to the Houston Rockets, there were three immediate questions about the superstar on the court:Let's try to answer those questions after eight Westbrook games -- he has missed one matchup during Houston's 6-3 start -- with the necessary caveat that it's still early.Short answer: yes. There's no question he's a downgrade from Chris Paul as a shooter, and that's going to hurt. Still, Westbrook is launching 17.5 shots per game and Houston has the second-best offense in the league, trailing only the upstart Dallas Mavericks in offensive efficiency.But so far the offense is working in spite of Russ' jumper. From a pure shooting perspective, we have a decade of evidence revealing who Westbrook is at this point -- a high-usage, low-efficiency gunner:
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Sutton testimony delay in Freeman tribunal
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Shane Sutton's public testimony at the fitness-to-practise tribunal for former British Cycling and Team Sky medic Dr Richard Freeman has been delayed.The Australian, a former head coach of the same organisations and who left British Cycling in 2016, was expected to give evidence at the tribunal on Monday but the hearing was held up by legal argument behind closed doors.The tribunal is considering a legal application and requested the rest of Monday afternoon to hear it.Dr Freeman has admitted ordering 30 sachets of a testosterone gel in May 2011 but has claimed in his witness statement that they were ordered for Sutton.Freeman has claimed it was ordered to treat Sutton's erectile dysfunction.
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Flying forwards bring fun back to Old Trafford
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Manchester United are up to seventh in the Premier League following Sunday's 3-1 win against Brighton. Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper analyses their season so far and reflects on a new sense of optimism around Old Trafford.There's been a change in mood and purpose since the last international break, demonstrated by five wins from the last seven games in all competitions, with the surprise defeat at Bournemouth given 'blip' status after Sunday's comfortable win over Brighton.Not since the opening day win over Chelsea had Old Trafford felt like a fun place to be, but by the time John Moss blew his whistle to mark the end of the contest with Brighton, the atmosphere inside the stadium was relaxed and calm, this was a game the Manchester United faithful had enjoyed watching.
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Alabama's loss to LSU could mark the end of a dynasty
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Watching No. 3 Alabama do its best imitation of Arkansas in the first half Saturday against No. 2 LSU, the thought occurred that nothing lasts forever.Watching Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa give away the ball twice, watching punter Ty Perine go stonehanded on a snap at midfield, watching Trevon Diggs' interception negated because the little something extra that the Tide defense deployed was a 12th man, Alabama looked as if it had contracted a sudden case of Razorback flu.You couldn't be sure which torch was being passed: the SEC West, the entire SEC, or all of the FBS, but that torch felt like one more thing that Alabama decided to give away in front of 101,821 fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
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Five things we learned in college basketball's first week
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College basketball produced a series of surprises and unexpected chaos in its first week. The No. 1 team lost its season opener. Florida State lost to Pitt which lost to Nicholls State, but then Leonard Hamilton's squad rallied and beat Florida, a popular Final Four pick entering the season, on Sunday. Merrimack beat Northwestern one week into its four-year transition from Division II to Division I. Syracuse scored fewer points against Virginia (34) than its football team scored against Holy Cross on Sept. 28 (41).Plus, the NCAA warned Memphis that James Wiseman, ESPN's top recruit in the 2019 class and the projected top pick in the 2020 NBA draft, was "likely ineligible" after his mother previously received $11,500 in moving expenses from Penny Hardaway, prior to Hardaway becoming head coach of the Tigers. Memphis shrugged, and Wiseman played Friday after receiving a temporary restraining order.
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Anthony Davis scores 27, LeBron records another triple-double | 2019-20 NBA Highlights
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The combined might of Anthony Davis scoring 27 points and LeBron James posting a triple-double with 13 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds was not enough to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a win over the Toronto Raptors as they lose at home 113-104.
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Sounders' MLS Cup win cements them in Seattle's sporting story
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SEATTLE -- Seattle's 3-1 win over Toronto FC to claim MLS Cup 2019, in front of a sellout crowd of nearly 70,000 fans on Sunday, was the culmination of a love affair between the city and the Sounders a decade in the making.It's easy to forget, in the wake of the successful expansion launches of Portland, LAFC and particularly Atlanta -- which won MLS Cup in front of a similar sellout crowd last year and has surpassed the Sounders as the attendance leader -- just how unbelievable Seattle's support once seemed. When the Sounders played their first Major League Soccer game 10 years ago, no team in league history had averaged 30,000 fans per match. The Sounders broke the MLS record in their inaugural season, and again in each of the next four before eventually peaking at more than 44,000 fans per game in 2015.
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The Chiefs are in trouble – Dan Orlovsky | Get Up
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Dan Orlovsky explains why QB Patrick Mahomes can’t compensate for the Kansas City Chiefs’ weak defense after a 35-32 Week 10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. #GetUp #NFL
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Federer: I'm not allowed to lose anymore
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Roger Federer has said "I'm not allowed to lose anymore" after suffering a costly opening round-robin loss to Dominic Thiem on Sunday night at London's O2.Federer would have expected a tougher test against Thiem, a five-time winner on the Tour this year, and so it proved. The six-time champion was beaten in straight sets, 7-5 7-5.It came after Novak Djokovic flew out of the traps at the ATP Finals sweeping aside O2 debutant Matteo Berrettini 6-2 6-1 earlier in the day.Federer said: "I thought the match was actually pretty even for a long period of time. I had my chances, I felt. I didn't feel like I was outplayed or anything. Just maybe that first-round hiccup."It's a normal tournament from here on forward. I'm not allowed to lose anymore. That's how it is every week of the year for the last 20 years, so from that standpoint there is nothing new there."
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Destin in Greatwood frame
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Prolific juvenile winner Quel Destin and 2017 County Hurdle scorer Mohaayed head the weights among 19 confirmations for the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle a Cheltenham.Quel Destin, trained by Paul Nicholls, won five times last term and got off to a good start this campaign with victory on this course last month.Nicholls also has Red Force One in the reckoning as he looks to win Sunday's valuable event for a fourth time.The Dan Skelton-trained Mohaayed has been beaten in the Greatwood for the last two years, and was last of 10 in the Welsh Champion Hurdle on his return.Monsieur Lecoq, who won that Ffos Las feature, is among the possibles for Jane Williams - as is recent all the Ascot winner Gumball, from the Philip Hobbs stable.
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Barnwell: Lessons from every Super Bowl contender's disaster game
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In an NFL season in which we're down to just one undefeated team after the better part of 10 weeks, just about everyone has laid an egg. Even the league's most competitive teams have floundered in a disappointing loss this season, often with no explanation or notice. The Saints made their way to that list Sunday after shockingly falling to the 1-7 Falcons, who were 14-point underdogs heading into the Superdome.Let's see whether we can learn anything from the worst of the best. I went through each team with six wins or more and identified their worst performance, leaving out the 49ers and Seahawks in advance of their game Monday night (8:15 ET on ESPN and the ESPN App). From there, I tried to figure out if there was something meaningful to take away from that disastrous performance and if there were opponents who could exploit those weaknesses in a similar way later on this season.

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