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Sports England's Jake Ball suffers sprained ankle ahead of the Ashes
Author: 0 England's Jake Ball suffers sprained ankle ahead of the Ashes

Bowling around the wicket, Ball turned his back foot in his delivery slide and fell to the turf, before being helped from the field less than 10 minutes before the first adjournment in play. The wickets continued to tumble in the second session with the home side losing Carder, Will Pucovski (4) and Jason Sangha (3). Former Test and one-day global player Paine, who has failed to feature in Tasmania's Sheffield Shield side this season because of Test incumbent wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's move ...

Sports Klopp mocks journalists over Germany and Brazil friendlies
Author: 0 Klopp mocks journalists over Germany and Brazil friendlies

Vardy is looking to continue his remarkable ascent from non-league football to the World Cup by featuring for the England national team in Russian Federation next year and the attacker has stated that he is doing his best for Leicester City in order to ensure a place in the Three Lions' squad for the showpiece event.

Sports UCLA's LiAngelo Ball, two teammates arrested in China for shoplifting
Author: 0 UCLA's LiAngelo Ball, two teammates arrested in China for shoplifting

UCLA coach Steve Alford said Tuesday he will sit the three players for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. The three Bruins were transported by police from a hotel in Hangzhou, China around 1 p.m. LaVar Ball may have cancelled his Wednesday morning press conference in China to address the shoplifting arrest of his son, LiAngelo, on the advice of legal counsel, but he remains confident everything will be just "fine".

Author: 0 Sergio Aguero considering Manchester City exit for return to Argentina

While on worldwide duty with Argentina, Aguero said: "It came out that Milan and Real Madrid wanted me and - I don't know where I read it - but they said, 'They just spoiled Independiente's dream'. The idea is to go back. Aguero needed only 263 appearances to score his 178 goals for the runaway Premier League leaders, surpassing the previous record held by Eric Brook, who reached the milestone after 499 matches.

Sports Daniel Flores Cause of Death: How Did the Red Sox Prospect Die?
Author: 0 Daniel Flores Cause of Death: How Did the Red Sox Prospect Die?

It's likely he would have ranked among the Red Sox's top five prospects by most projections heading into next season. However, on-field prowess is beside the point in a situation such as this-the tragedy of a young life cut short much too soon puts the game on the field into perspective.

Sports Pelicans' bigs will be handful for Raptors
Author: 0 Pelicans' bigs will be handful for Raptors

They will try to stay above.500 Thursday night when they play the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Anthony Davis leads the National Basketball Association in second-chance points, scoring 56 on offensive rebounds in just 10 games this season.

Sports 5 out for England ahead of Germany, Brazil friendlies
Author: 0 5 out for England ahead of Germany, Brazil friendlies

The Tottenham striker picked up a slight knee problem, whilst the young midfielder, who won his first global cap in the Three Lions last match, has had to remove himself due to a twisted ankle. "I'm hearing this talk of club v country". Striker Kane has a knee injury while midfielder Winks has an ankle problem. "The players that we've got and with the hunger we have, it will be a great occasion".

Sports Highlights From The Oakland Raiders Win Over The Miami Dolphins
Author: 0 Highlights From The Oakland Raiders Win Over The Miami Dolphins

It nearly cost them another loss in this game. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Miami Dolphins Sunday night 27-24, putting their overall record at 4-5. Cutler has really taken a step back throwing downfield, something he was known for earlier in his career. Most likely, the referee behind Parker assumed it wasn't humanly possible to complete such a catch.

Sports Warriors survive without Durant, roll past Wolves
Author: 0 Warriors survive without Durant, roll past Wolves

David West could probably start for ten National Basketball Association teams this year. He continued to play, registering 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes. He'll definitely be missed against a Wolves squad that enters Wednesday's game with a 7-3 mark. After a sluggish first half that ended with Golden State up 51-50, the Warriors began to open the game up in the third quarter, Thompson scoring 13 points in the period.

Sports 'Bankrupt' Samoa to get RFU payment
Author: 0 'Bankrupt' Samoa to get RFU payment

The news puts pressure on other nations - England in particular - to share revenues from games with the Samoans. World Rugby is distancing itself from Samoan Rugby Union's financial plight. Ireland and France have expressed strong reservations about the review process after South Africa were revealed as World Rugby's preferred candidate.

Sports Jalen Ramsey called AJ Green soft and weak
Author: 0 Jalen Ramsey called AJ Green soft and weak

While Green's ejection was an obvious one, Ramsey was also removed from the game leaving many fans in confusion as to what else might have happened between the two players. After much speculation as to what led to the brawl, Ramsey told his side of the story. "That it was easy, which it was I mean he had 1 catch for six yards".

Sports Packers waive TE Martellus Bennett
Author: 0 Packers waive TE Martellus Bennett

The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with TE Martellus Bennett midway through a rocky season in Titletown. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday after practice. Green Bay would not confirm whether or not he would play a game again this season. The Packers could go after the prorated amount of that signing bonus, $4.2 million.

Sports Would be a shock if the Giants retained Ben McAdoo
Author: 0 Would be a shock if the Giants retained Ben McAdoo

The New York Giants are 1-7 and the bad 2017 season was capped off by an embarrassing lost at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 51-17. Still, if the Giants have another disappointing performance against the winless San Francisco 49ers this week, McAdoo might not be their coach much longer.

Sports Clemson's Dabo Swinney shows utmost respect for FSU despite 3-5 record
Author: 0 Clemson's Dabo Swinney shows utmost respect for FSU despite 3-5 record

College football coaches across the ACC have been cordial and complementary of FSU throughout the team's 3-5 season. FSU lost its quarterback, Deondre Francois , in Game 1 against Alabama . Florida State could lose at The Swamp against a Florida team that, at best, would be.500, knocking FSU from automatic bowl eligibility while still forcing it to play ULM the following week.

Sports Jack Wilshere says Arsenal must bounce back against 'great' Tottenham
Author: 0 Jack Wilshere says Arsenal must bounce back against 'great' Tottenham

Wilshere is yet to start in the Premier League this term and there have been rumours that he'll need to leave north London in January to reignite his career. George's Park with a 22-man squad", said a Football Association statement. I want to stay at this club, I have said that many times. So at the moment I am concentrating on the now, the future will take care of itself.

Sports Bitcoin Eases From Record High as Split Averted
Author: 0 Bitcoin Eases From Record High as Split Averted

The aim of the plan was to trigger a block size increase at block 494784 via a software upgrade. BitGo CEO Mike Belshe, Xapo CEO Wences Casares, Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu, BloqInc co-founder Jeff Garzik, Blockchain CEO and co-founder Peter Smith and ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees .

Sports South Australian Jockey Suspended After Punching Horse
Author: 0 South Australian Jockey Suspended After Punching Horse

Rather than attempt to calm his horse down, just before the race, he proceeded to throw a haymaker into She's Reneldasgirl's ribs, clearly inflicting pain. The group's spokesman, Ward Young, described his punishment as "grossly inadequate". The incident is similar to one in Victoria in August when apprentice jockey Brandon Stockdale struck his horse in the stomach after finishing seventh at Sandown.

Sports Packers cut ties with former Texas A&M TE Martellus Bennett
Author: 0 Packers cut ties with former Texas A&M TE Martellus Bennett

With Dwayne Allen still sitting at zero catches on the season, the Patriots might benefit greatly from a healthy tight end who could give Rob Gronkowski a breather from time to time. Considering the length of his deal with the Packers , that certainly came as a bit of a surprise. Bennett was going to be sidelined on Sunday as the Packers (4-4) visit the Chicago Bears (3-5) at Soldier Field.

Sports Ohio State athletes post graduation success rate of 86 percent
Author: 0 Ohio State athletes post graduation success rate of 86 percent

The Division I Board of Directors created the GSR in response to Division I college and university presidents who wanted data that more accurately reflected the mobility of college students than the federal graduation rate. Women's tennis posted a flawless GSR score for the third consecutive year and for the fifth time in program history. It also matched the 2002 and 2016 rates as the highest in school history.

Sports Jerry Hires Attorney To Block Roger Goodell's New Contract
Author: 0 Jerry Hires Attorney To Block Roger Goodell's New Contract

Another half-dozen owners were called "fence-sitters" by one source - the exact group that Jones wants Boies to target. Jones reportedly told several other National Football League owners that he hired prominent lawyer David Boies to represent him.

Sports Browns hope to have Josh Gordon ready to play in Week 13
Author: 0 Browns hope to have Josh Gordon ready to play in Week 13

He isn't eligible to practice right now and won't be eligible to play until December, but the process has begun to try and get him back on the field. Most in the Browns organization would settle for a drama-free final few months of the season from a wideout who hasn't sniffed regular-season action in almost three years because of a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Sports California NAACP: Remove 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as the National Anthem
Author: 0 California NAACP: Remove 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as the National Anthem

California NAACP President Alice Huffman said Congress, which adopted "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem in 1931, should find a replacement that's not "another song that disenfranchises part of the American population". "It's racist, it doesn't represent our community, it's anti-black people", she continued. "We're protesting this racist song that has caused so much controversy in America, and we're just trying to get it removed".

Sports Want to avoid Spain in World Cup draw, says Lionel Messi
Author: 0 Want to avoid Spain in World Cup draw, says Lionel Messi

But he has had to face claims that his influence on La Albiceleste extends beyond that of any normal player in the squad. ESPN reporter Diego Monroig asked him: "The media say you and Javier Mascherano are the bosses of Argentina's national team and that all decisions go through you".

Sports Kieran Trippier Reveals Gruelling Fitness Regime Under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham
Author: 0 Kieran Trippier Reveals Gruelling Fitness Regime Under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham

And Trippier, who is with the England squad ahead of this week's friendlies against Germany and Brazil, has admitted that he was some way off the required pace when he arrived at White Hart Lane from Burnley in the summer of 2015. "My dream is to be here, to help the club achieve all the dreams we have", said Pochettino. "This injury has been one of the most hard periods of my life, but you've got to think of the positives in any situation so I just hope I can stay fit and pick up where I ...

Sports Samoa Rugby Union declared bankrupt
Author: 0 Samoa Rugby Union declared bankrupt

Samoa play Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday and England at Twickenham on November 25. Today's confirmation that the Samoan Rugby Union is now bankrupt - delivered by the SRU chairman Sailele Malielegao, who also happens to be the country's prime minister - had been widely expected, but was no less depressing for that.

Author: 0 Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till Set For Feb

White did not reveal an official venue. Till made a big statement just a few weeks ago at UFC Fight Night 118 when he ran through Donald Cerrone , TKO'ing him late in the first round after an impressive display of striking. Thompson has twice before challenged for the UFC Welterweight Title, fighting Tyron Woodley to a draw at UFC 205 and suffering a loss to Woodley at UFC 209 .

Author: 0 In absence of injured players, Rohr set to make changes against Algeria

According to Rohr, the game will serve as an opportunity for the fringe players in the squad to prove their worth in the team. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said he will make several changes to his starting XI against Algeria on Friday night after six players pulled out due to injury .

Sports Tony Stewart could run some 2018 XFINITY races
Author: 0 Tony Stewart could run some 2018 XFINITY races

Smithfield will sponsor the auto for the full season and Billy Scott will remain the team's crew chief. He most recently picked up a win earlier this season at Talladega Superspeedway in the Xfinity Series; one of three NXS victories over his career.

Sports Moyes: I know I've got a point to prove
Author: 0 Moyes: I know I've got a point to prove

David Moyes insists that West Ham United are "getting a good manager" following his appointment earlier this week, as he aims to "repair" his damaged reputation. "I think I do have a point to prove - sometimes you have to fix things and maybe I've a little bit to fix", said Moyes, whose primary focus is on shoring up a Hammers defence that has conceded 23 goals in 11 Premier League games.

Sports NIA custody for nine held for Kashmir terror funding
Author: 0 NIA custody for nine held for Kashmir terror funding

They were brought to the NIA headquarters for questioning, he added, saying Rs 36.34 crore in demonetised notes was seized from them. Their other accomplices were apprehended later in the evening. The spokesman said the NIA had got a lead about their activities while investigating a case on the financing of terror activities in the Kashmir Valley.

Sports Marco Asensio: 'Team more important than me'
Author: 0 Marco Asensio: 'Team more important than me'

Asensio, now 21, broke into the first team squad last season under Zidane but hasn't featured too much in the Frenchman's plans this season, as they look to retain the La Liga crown this season. "Today it was important to win". Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio insists that the success of the team will always be more important than individual glory.

Sports Prannoy, Saina lift Senior National titles
Author: 0 Prannoy, Saina lift Senior National titles

On the much-awaited clash against Saina, Sindhu said , "It will be a very good match". Sindhu leads 17-14 at the moment. In the second game, Prannoy kept the momentum going racing to 5-3 lead. Sindhu has replaced Saina as India's number one and the latter will be eager to prove her class and win the title. A smiling newly-crowned national champion Prannoy also disclosed that this was his first national title in any category too.

Sports Julio Jones: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver drops touchdown
Author: 0 Julio Jones: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver drops touchdown

He emphasized he didn't know how far he could kick when the decision was made to leave the offense on the field for the fourth-and-1 play at the Carolina 35 in the second quarter. With the Cowboys also gaining momentum as well, I don't know if Atlanta can pull themselves together for this match. "Everybody gets a break once in a while, don't we?" Coach Ron Rivera this past summer talked about limiting Newton's carries to prevent wear and tear on his body.

Sports RB Leipzig rule out mid-season Liverpool switch for Naby Keita
Author: 0 RB Leipzig rule out mid-season Liverpool switch for Naby Keita

He also had praise for the 22-year-old, saying: "Naby's easy-going". Jurgen Klopp would certainly welcome Keita to Anfield in the New Year to strengthen his midfield. Should Keita have joined in January, he would have been ineligible for Liverpool in the Champions League if they reach the knockout stages. Leipzig's sporting director Ralf Rangnick , however, has ruled out any possibility of the Guinea global leaving before July 1, 2018.

Sports Roy Halladay, former Major League Baseball star pitcher, killed in Florida plane crash
Author: 0 Roy Halladay, former Major League Baseball star pitcher, killed in Florida plane crash

The Phillies, where Halladay ended his career in 2013, also posted a message of condolence and shared footage of some of the pitcher's finest moments while at the team, including his ideal game against the Florida Marlins in 2010. Many baseball fans are speechless and melancholic at the terrible passing of former #Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia pitcher , Roy Halladay .

Sports Vikings could place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve
Author: 0 Vikings could place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve

ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings could place Bradford on Injured Reserve to make room for Bridgewater to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list. Bradford was held out of the Vikings' next three games with the sore knee, but he returned to action in Week 5 versus the Chicago Bears . He was replaced by Case Keenum , who has won each of the four games he has started in leading Minnesota to an NFC North-leading 6-2 record.

Sports Ireland not letting go in 2023 World Cup fight
Author: 0 Ireland not letting go in 2023 World Cup fight

The World Rugby Council members will vote on the three bids put forward by Ireland, South Africa and France, in London next Wednesday, when a simple majority of 20 votes will be required to earn the rights to host the 2023 tournament. Allowing for proposed security measures, "was an independently recognised, world class security organisation used to review the underlying security situation within each bidding country - including personal safety as was the case with the 2015 and 2019 ...

Sports Roger Federer beats Andy Murray while wearing a kilt in Glasgow
Author: 0 Roger Federer beats Andy Murray while wearing a kilt in Glasgow

This time a year ago, Murray had just achieved his ambition of becoming world number one while questions were being asked about Federer's future after his injury-decimated campaign. When I took it off I felt naked, it felt nice and snug and heavy". Federer had reinforced that message moments earlier. "Obviously coming into the beginning of the New Year I will be at a bit of a disadvantage because I have not played matches for a long time", he told British media.

Sports Ozil has one condition for Arsenal stay - and it isn't cash
Author: 0 Ozil has one condition for Arsenal stay - and it isn't cash

Rafinha is a versatile midfielder, capable of both breaking up play and acting as an effective playmaker, and the Brazilian would serve as a useful replacement for Ozil in the heart of the Arsenal midfield. Keown also believes that another substitute at the Etihad needs to be given more minutes heading forward, with Jack Wilshere a preferable option to contract rebels Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez .

Sports 5-year-old boy fighting for his life at University Hospital
Author: 0 5-year-old boy fighting for his life at University Hospital

Instinctively, Ward covered her children's bodies with her own, her friend Vonda Greek Smith wrote on Facebook . His stepmother, Joann Ward , and sister Brooke, also 5, died at the scene. Almost $50,000 of the fundraising goal had been raised as of Tuesday morning as the campaign went viral and donors reacted to the tragedy that has befallen Ryland and his family.

Sports New York Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis Isn't Thinking About MVP Award
Author: 0 New York Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis Isn't Thinking About MVP Award

Porzingis scored 15 straight Knicks points during one stretch over parts of the third and fourth quarters on Sunday to help ny come back from a 19-point deficit with 1 minute, 34 seconds remaining in the third quarter. You can't play so haphazardly, no matter how well you scored in the first half. Jeremy Lamb hit a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left to give the Hornets their biggest lead of the game to that point, and Howard had 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

Sports Oral arguments on Ezekiel Elliott motion will be heard on Thursday
Author: 0 Oral arguments on Ezekiel Elliott motion will be heard on Thursday

The NFL appealed to a federal appeals court in New Orleans, which overturned the injunction and ruled that the district court in Texas didn't have jurisdiction in the case because the union filed its lawsuit before NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson decided Elliott's appeal.

Sports Oxlade-Chamberlain accepts need for 'patience' at Liverpool
Author: 0 Oxlade-Chamberlain accepts need for 'patience' at Liverpool

The summer signing scored on his first Premier League start for the club in Saturday's 4-1 win at West Ham . "It's never easy coming into a new team with as much quality as we've got here", he told the club's official website . "I'm happy with the result and obviously it was nice to start as well. But we are really on it with these counter-pressing things and the switch immediately to make the break", added Klopp.

Sports Republicans Hire Law Firm To Investigate Hoover Scandal
Author: 0 Republicans Hire Law Firm To Investigate Hoover Scandal

Kentucky's House Republican leaders say they have hired a law firm to advise them on personnel matters following a sexual harassment settlement that resulted in the resignation of the Republican House speaker. "We did not ask for it", the statement said. "Instead, the entire Legislative Research Commission should be consulted for the objective of determining how best to obtain the independent and impartial investigation we all know is necessary".

Sports McDavid responds to benching with venomous OT victor
Author: 0 McDavid responds to benching with venomous OT victor

The first period was scoreless with Cam Talbot making a great pad save on Anders Lee while the Islanders were on a power play. In Buffalo, Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal on an end-to-end rush 3:22 into the third period, and the Sabres snapped Washington's three-game winning streak.

Author: 0 Chris Sutton: Romelu Lukaku was bullied by Chelsea defence

The striker has been forced to come short in an nearly Zlatan Ibrahimovic-like role in recent weeks, with the former Everton man providing the assist for United's last two Premier League goals - Marcus Rashford's consolation against Huddersfield and Anthony Martial's late victor against Tottenham.