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Paine cut Shami and almost lobbed a catch off Ishant Sharma but the Australia captain survived and shared a 72-run fifth-wicket partnership with Khawaja. Also the first win for Justin Langer as the head coach. Paine, who was involved in a verbal spat with Indian counterpart Virat Kohli on the third and fourth days, said the overwhelming emotion was relief at finally being able to put a dark period in Australian cricket behind them.
  • Los Angeles Lakers looking to acquire Trevor Ariza in trade

    Los Angeles Lakers looking to acquire Trevor Ariza in trade

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    The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly looking to make a deal for Phoenix Suns' veteran forward Trevor Ariza once he's eligible to be traded later this week. And more importantly, which situation is good enough to warrant Caldwell-Pope waiving the no-trade clause they comes with him having his particular one-year deal.
  • Pele: Lionel Messi nowhere near as good as Maradona and myself

    Pele: Lionel Messi nowhere near as good as Maradona and myself

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    In a remarkable set of quotes, the Brazilian went on to claim that Messi "only shoot with one leg" despite the fact he scored his first eight goals for Barcelona with his left foot, right foot and head. In an interview with Pele faced with the voiced opinions that Messi is the best player in the history of football. Proceeding to describe his fellow countryman Neymar as being better than his club-mate and World Cup victor Kylian Mbappe, Pele also made note of his admiration Franz ...
  • Australia leave out Mitch Marsh for series opener

    Australia leave out Mitch Marsh for series opener

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    Mitchell Starc , Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are all confident they won't require a rest but that decision will be shaped by how many overs they are forced to bowl. Kohli led his team's batting in the 2014 series in Australia , amassing 692 runs in four matches despite India losing 2-0. India have never won a Test series in Australia .
  • Nats sign P Corbin to 6-year deal

    Nats sign P Corbin to 6-year deal

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    After two lackluster seasons in 2016 and 2017, Corbin finally rebounded this past season to go 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA for the Arizona Diamondbacks . What it would cost to land Bumgarner in a trade is not clear, but with the team missing out on Corbin - and watching him sign with the division rival Washington Nationals - the pressure is certainly on for the front office to get something done.
  • DJ Solveig takes rap for twerking question at Ballon d'Or

    DJ Solveig takes rap for twerking question at Ballon d'Or

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    Asked after the conclusion of the ceremony if she felt Solveig's comment was sexist, Hegerberg said, per AP's John Leicester, that she "didn't take it as that at all". Professional Italian club AS Roma called out Solveig as well, crowning the DJ as the new "idiot of the day". The Ballon d'Or has been given out every year since 1956.
  • Prithvi Shaw out of 1st test for India with ankle injury

    Prithvi Shaw out of 1st test for India with ankle injury

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    Of some consolation to traditionalists is that the debate is nothing new, with Test cricket still alive and kicking. He top-scored with 66 in India's innings against the Cricket Australia XI on Thursday. "So India will look to him to score heavily but all are going to have their challenges and as too will the Australian batting line-up", he said. Those runs haven't translated into victories.
  • Urban Meyer Retiring As Ohio State Football Coach

    Urban Meyer Retiring As Ohio State Football Coach

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    But as ESPN reported in 2015 , the coach also left "myriad off-field issues", including more than 30 arrests of players during Meyer's six-year tenure. The Buckeyes say Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl game against Washington on January 1. "It has always been the goal to see a strong and healthy program handed to an elite coach and person to make it even better".
  • Modric reveals club he'll end his career after winning 2018 Ballon d’Or

    Modric reveals club he'll end his career after winning 2018 Ballon d’Or

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    It comes after the midfielder spearheaded Croatia's charge to the World Cup final - and was named player of the tournament in the process - after helping Madrid win an unprecedented third straight Champions League title. France Football magazine has been awarding the Ballon d'Or since 1956, and created a women's award for the first time this year. The talented tyro's exploits saw him net 32 goals and register 13 assists across all competitions for club and country, as he also became ...
  • City put visitors in their place after early surprise

    City put visitors in their place after early surprise

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    Watford will host Premier League champions Manchester City on Tuesday night at Vicarage Road and will be pleased to have a near fully-fit squad for the game, according to the club's official website . However, after 14 matches this season, Pep Guardiola's side are well on course to repeat that feat. Now for Manchester City! Ten-man Huddersfield saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the John Smith's Stadium.
  • National Hockey League approves Seattle expansion for '21-22 season

    National Hockey League approves Seattle expansion for '21-22 season

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    Seattle Hockey Partners vice chair David Wright told Sports Illustrated last week he expected the team to be named "certainly in the spring". Ownership of the Seattle franchise will principally reside with David Bonderman , with Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer and CEO and Team President Tod Leiweke also involved.
  • CFB Playoff committee chair admits there was 'contentious' debate about final spot

    CFB Playoff committee chair admits there was 'contentious' debate about final spot

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    They were followed by No. 2 Clemson , who won the ACC Championship over Pitt, 42-10. Who covers Alabama vs. Oklahoma and Notre Dame vs. Clemson? Georgia had both two losses and a blowout loss (at LSU , by 20 in October). Only two coaches ranked UCF at No. 4 in the Coaches Poll. "I've obviously seen it on TV". "That was a tough job, now". Add three wild cards so talking heads and fans can still bicker over what teams are best - a tradition as old as sports.
  • Ohio State Hiring Ryan Day Definitely a Gamble

    Ohio State Hiring Ryan Day Definitely a Gamble

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    A national championship, seven first-place division finishes, three conference championships, three bowl wins, and possibly a Rose Bowl win to put a very Scarlet and Gray bow on the gift that Meyer has been for OSU. Meyer , who had a "core values" banner in the locker room demanding his players treat women with respect, apologized to Ohio State fans following word that he would be suspended.
  • National Football League investigating alleged second Kareem Hunt incident

    National Football League investigating alleged second Kareem Hunt incident

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    The video showed Hunt lunging toward a woman and several others in a hotel hallway, and the player being restrained several times before knocking two people down. "The Chiefs are right". I made a poor decision. "I want to apologise for my actions". The NFL had no comment Friday night beyond saying Hunt was on the commissioner's exempt list, meaning he can't play or attend games while the league investigates.
  • Wilder retains WBC heavyweight belt after battling to draw against Fury

    Wilder retains WBC heavyweight belt after battling to draw against Fury

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    While many believed Fury should have had his hands raised in victory, Robert Tapper had Wilder up by the score of 114-112, while Alejandro Rochin tabbed Fury by the tally of 115-111 and Phil Edwards had it dead even at 113-113. "One hundred percent we'll do the rematch", he said. We're the two best in the world, and we proved it tonight, you know. The two big men combined to put on a spectacle for both the Staples Center crowd and a global audience watching on in their homes, ...
  • Sooners in the playoff, will face Alabama in Orange Bowl

    Sooners in the playoff, will face Alabama in Orange Bowl

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    Alabama and Oklahoma are headed to the Orange Bowl, and a semifinal showdown in the College Football Playoff. Error! There was an error processing your request. Hurts did the rest, capping the game-winning drive with a 16-yard quarterback sneak. Alabama's Nick Saban called Georgia "one of the best four teams in the country", and said he didn't want to play the Bulldogs again.
  • Sarri not ready to make changes despite Europa League win

    Sarri not ready to make changes despite Europa League win

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    The Blues responded from a first competitive loss under Sarri, after 18 matches unbeaten, to Tottenham last Saturday, with a fifth win from as many Europa League Group L games. A graduate of Chelsea's formidable academy, the Londoner, who has a U-17 World Cup medal, has not been named in any of Sarri's Premier League squads to date this season despite a promising pre-season.
  • Debacle in Dubai for Blitzboks

    Debacle in Dubai for Blitzboks

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    Coming into this opening leg of the series in Dubai as the Player of the Year for the second successive time is truly humbling. The 2019 edition goes March 9 and 10 at B.C. Baker was then sin-binned for an intentional slap down and Australia took immediate advantage, feeding the ball out left to Porch for his second try of the game.
  • Paine not happy with Clarke’s comments

    Paine not happy with Clarke’s comments

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    I caught up with Davey in Brisbane before we went to the UAE [for the series against Pakistan] because I wanted to see him face to face. The bitter back and forth reopened the can of worms that is Australia's damaged cricket culture. "We don't really think about all these things". "It is a reflection of the balance of power if Virat says that - you've got a lot of people who will listen", said the 61-year-old, adding that the launch of next year's World Test Championship will help in the ...
  • Cooper's troops prepared for Liverpool battle in Premier League Cup

    Cooper's troops prepared for Liverpool battle in Premier League Cup

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    Marco Silva believes the Merseyside derby has "the power" to propel Everton's development and his players should not fear Sunday's visit to Liverpool. "Wednesday - Sunday will be enough to have a almost full squad then, but I don't know exactly how the situation will be tomorrow for training". "But I get constantly confronted with the question - something is missing".
  • Nations Cup: Why CAF knocked out Cameroon

    Nations Cup: Why CAF knocked out Cameroon

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    Despite CAF president Ahmad Ahmad assuring that the tournament won't be moved from Cameroon after receiving assurances from the hosting nation, the continental federation have opted for otherwise on Friday. Alarm bells were sounded over the 2019 event at a September executive committee meeting in Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh when CAF noted "a significant delay in the realisation of the infrastructures" necessary for holding the Cup of Nations in Cameroon .