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Svitolina closes in on semi-final berth

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The Dane recovered from an injury scare, where she needed taping to her left knee early in the second set, and showcased her athleticism in a dominant third set to outlast Kvitova. "It gave me a boost of confidence to go into the, you know, next games". "So just try not to have negative stuff in my head and just go for it". "I think my serve was not great today at all, but she's returning pretty well, so she's putting a lot of balls back", she said. Read More »

Twins hire Rocco Baldelli as manager, now youngest in majors

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The Twins are seeking to replace Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, who was sacked earlier this month after four seasons with the team. Baldelli, 37, is a former Rays outfielder who spent four years after retiring early due to medical reasons as a special assistant in the Rays front office and the last four years as a coach. Read More »

Eden Hazard: Chelsea forward out of Europa League match with back injury

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BATE at home should represent a chance to increase their margin at the top, while the bottom two sides MOL Vidi and PAOK face off in Greece. Star playmaker Eden Hazard remains doubtful for Chelsea's Premier League clash with Burnley this weekend as he continues to struggle with a back injury, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said on Wednesday. Read More »

Dodgers unravel after more 2-out magic from the Red Sox

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With the teams sending out their aces, Game One had offered the promise of a marquee pitching duel between Red Sox seven-time all-star Chris Sale and Dodgers three-time Cy Young victor Clayton Kershaw . That has been a bold stamp on their postseason as they've scored 36 of their 68 runs with two outs, including nine of 12 in the Series. Unlike the veteran Price, Buehler is a postseason novice. Read More »

Mohamed Salah's 50-goal Liverpool haul hailed as 'relentless' by Joe Gomez

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While Mo Salah reaching 50 goals for the club might have been the main headline of 4-0 victory, the performance of Fabinho also caught the eye of many Liverpool supporters. It's an exceptional number and hopefully he can continue. "It is a game where I am trying my best to give him good performances". 'I know he is fine - and I saw his face when I took him off! "One of Liverpool's problems past year was their depth of squad and when you look at the Champions League final and ... Read More »

Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

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India have brought in left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav in place of rookie pacer Khalil Ahmed. India are now leading the series, 1-nil. A second consecutive hundred seemed a formality when against the run of play, Hetmyer top-edged a long hop from Chahal and was taken by Kohli close in at cover in the 31st over. Read More »

Two-out runs propel Red Sox to 2-0 World Series lead

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Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers are heading back to California down 0-2 in the best-of-seven series and in desperate need of a home victory to avoid falling into deep trouble. Matt Kemp tied the game with a sacrifice fly that drove in David Freese. "We won Game 1 past year and lost the series", Kershaw said after the loss, via ESPN's Alden Gonzalez, "so maybe we'll try it out this way and see if we can win one". Read More »

Hamilton: We made US GP hard for ourselves

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Ninth place proved enough for Hamilton to take the crown in Mexico past year following a clash with Sebastian Vettel , going two places better this time around will see him defy his Ferrari rival again and join a very exclusive club. "On top I think there were some things that happened to us that didn't help us", he said. I've won races and a championship so it's not like I've never done it before. Read More »

India's Kohli, Rohit steamroll West Indies with sparkling tons

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Kohli hit a masterful 140 off 107 deliveries for his 36th hundred in the 50-over format while Rohit remained unbeaten on a 117-ball 152 for his 20th ODI ton. He has the ability to swing both ways and get a good bounce as well. A swashbuckling Hetmyer continued the onslaught and smashed six sixes and six fours, under pressure. Read More »

Stephens beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

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It wasn't all plain sailing for Bertens, though, as Germany's Kerber raced through the first set, and 12 double-faults and three breaks of her own serve in the final set made her look vulnerable. She came out on top of three breaks of serve to send the contest into a decider when the American double-faulted on set point. Kiki Bertens was suffering a nightmare debut at the WTA Finals against Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber on Monday when the Dutchwoman chose to change her tactics ... Read More »

Giants Trading Damon Harrison To Lions

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news. But after the Giants dropped to 1-6 with a loss to the Falcons on Monday night, Gettleman wasted no time in pivoting toward the future even as the locker room expressed hollow hope for an improbable turnaround. Read More »

Spurs left to count cost of Lloris' late red card

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Hirving Lozano's deflected effort gave PSV the lead after 30 minutes of the Group B clash but Lucas Moura equalised before half-time, and when Harry Kane headed Tottenham in front after 54 minutes the visitors looked in complete control. Read More »

Henderson, Keita to miss Liverpool's Red Star clash

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England midfielder Henderson will miss the match on Wednesday and the Premier League meeting with Cardiff City on Saturday due to a hamstring problem sustained in the 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town. Red Star has lost its first two games and is the huge underdog entering this third match. Jurgen Klopp knows it and that means bad news for Fabinho. Read More »

Frederik Andersen to start for Leafs after missing game with sore knee

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We highlighted here the changes coming to the blue line for St. Louis and it looks like that will start tonight. "That's a insane, dynamic team over there and we were able to hold them off pretty well". There's a lesson learned in that. Andersen, meanwhile, returned to the net for Toronto after sitting out Monday's 4-1 victory over Los Angeles with a minor knee injury. Read More »

Joel Embiid gets Andre Drummond ejected with Oscar-worthy flop

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According to Griffin, he didn't feel like he could hit his career high until the free throw went in to give Detroit the lead. Then, down the stretch of regulation, the teams traded the lead six times, with three ties. Mike Muscala (ankle sprain) was a full participant at practice and is questionable for Tuesday. Then, as the two just appeared to begin to disengage, Embiid exaggerated a tumble to the ground, raising his hands at the referees, who then ejected Drummond from the game. Read More »

Broncos Cut Chad Kelly After Arrest, Reported Altercation At Halloween Party

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After being chased out of the house, Kelly was eventually arrested. It's not the first time Kelly has had trouble with the law. Police say they found the 24-year-old Kelly afterward parked nearby. and there are reports Kelly had to be escorted out after getting into a physical altercation with another guest. Kelly fell to the seventh round of the 2017 National Football League draft due to injury and a litany of off-field issues that plagued him throughout his college career, including ... Read More »

Derek Carr has 'fractured relationship' with Raiders teammates

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Otherwise, the Raiders likely will consider trading him ahead of the October 30 deadline or cutting him during the 2019 waiver period. I wrote about Carr being broken , both metaphorically and physically, by the end of that game, and looked at how his fortunes have changed since signing a big contract. Read More »

Virat Kohli dethrones Sachin Tendulkar, becomes fastest to 10000 ODI runs

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In the last match, skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma had outclassed the Windies by scoring 140 and 150 runs in a destructive manner respectively. Under fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to get some runs in the second ODI but against this toothless Windies attack, it is unlikely whether the veteran stumper, who is not in the best of form, will get an opportunity to bat. Read More »

Pleased with the batting effort, says West Indies skipper

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Kohli outshone his team-mate early on in their side's successful run chase in Guwahati , though that is not to say Rohit did not play his part in the second-wicket alliance. Overall, Sharma hit 15 fours and eight sixes. On the other hand, West Indies will have many a problems to handle. India's batting mainstay was finally out when leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo got one to turn past Kohli's bat with wicketkeeper Shai Hope completing a smart stumping. Read More »

Superb City march on with win over Shakhtar

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But any remote threat of a comeback was extinguished when Mahrez teed up Bernardo Silva for a measured bottom-corner finish 20 minutes from time, while the crossbar kept Raheem Sterling from adding further damage in the dying moments. "We work a lot and know what we can do better". What looked a potentially hard 1,700-mile visit to the Ukrainian champions, who had beaten Pep Guardiola's men in the group stages past year, was made to look effortlessly routine as the dazzling David ... Read More »

Koepka wins to reach No — Sunday's golf roundup

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Koepka led by four strokes after three rounds but Woodland certainly made it interesting, pulling level after making six birdies in seven holes on the front nine. I was trying to put as much pressure as I could. "To do what I've done over the last two years has been special, but I'm looking to build on that". "Tomorrow, I think it's not as windy as Thursday, so with that in mind, I think the scoring's going to be pretty good", said Poulter, who has improved to No. Read More »

Horner surprised Renault is letting issues happen on Daniel Ricciardo's vehicle

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Although reliability for the team's factory cars has been fine, it is believed Renault has now slipped behind the most recent upgrade of Honda - the team set to supply Red Bull next year. Verstappen a year ago started the race in 16th place, going on to classify in fourth, having taken third on-the-road before being sanctioned for an off-track pass on Kimi Raikkonen . Read More »

Kyle Edmund advances to European Open final

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Edmund lost his maiden final in Marrakech six months ago, but the Brit was not to be denied in Antwerp on Sunday, winning 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4). I've not been able to string together my matches to win tournaments. The Briton then secured another tie-break to wrap up victory in two hours and 26 minutes. The mercurial Monfils served 17 aces and was broken just the once, but Edmund twice thrived on the pressure of a tie-break to break his duck. Read More »

World Series odds favor Red Sox over Dodgers

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Baez followed that by striking out Xander Bogaerts with another 97-mph heater and was replaced by Wood. The homer gave enough breathing room for the Red Sox, as Nathan Eovaldi and Craig Kimbrel closed the deal in the ninth inning. The outfielder was runner-up for the N.L. Most Valuable Player award in 2011, clubbing 39 home runs and stealing 40 bases while posting a career-high.986 OPS. Read More »

Panthers' Reid confronts Eagles' Jenkins over protests, coalition

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After the NFL agreed to donate almost $90m (£68.8m) to causes the coalition considered important, Jenkins stopped raising a fist of protest during the national anthem. Jenkins, who endorses the cause behind the protests, agreed to stop the on-field protests if the league would invest about $100 million into social justice causes. Read More »

Arizona Cardinals’ CB Patrick Peterson Requests Trade

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McFadden happens to be Peterson's cousin. The three teams McFadden named are all contenders, and it seems clear that Peterson would prefer not to play out the season on the Cardinals, one of the worst teams in the NFL . Peterson is in the third year of a five-year, $70m contract and is due about $6.5m over the remainder of the season. Aqib Talib, who is 32, was traded in March for a fifth-round pick, while 25-year-old corner Marcus Peters was traded along with a sixth-rounder for a fourth ... Read More »

Broncos QB Chad Kelly arrested on trespassing charge

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While police were en route, the man entered the residence and sat down on a couch just inside the front door, next to a woman and her young child. Kelly allegedly "mumbled incoherently". He subbed in for Case Keenum amid "Kelly" chants to kneel out the time remaining in the first half. Broncos GM John Elway reportedly met with Kelly following the quarterback's arrest and is "extremely angry" in light of the incident. Read More »

Football fans injured as escalator collapses at underground station in Rome

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The incident at the Repubblica underground station was filmed and posted on social media today ahead of this evening's Champions League clash in the Italian capital. The news agency ANSA quoted Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi as saying that witnesses reported people were jumping and dancing on the escalator before the accident. Read More »

Tsitsipas claims maiden ATP crown at Stockholm Open

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Greek 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas added another notch to a remarkable breakthrough season as he beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-4 to win the Stockholm Open and claim a maiden ATP title on Sunday. The roller-coaster ride that is Gulbis' career is suddenly trending upward again and has him through to his first ATP final since 2014. Just like in the opener, the rivals played on the level terms in set number two as well and Gulbis had to serve to stay in the match at 4-5 after nine easy ... Read More »

England wraps up series

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This pitch in Pallekele was not as tough as that used deck in Cardiff, but Roy, Root and Morgan all easily found gaps in the field off Sri Lanka's spinners to keep accumulating runs before attacking the bad ball. However, Trevor Bayliss, England's head coach, is unlikely to prevent the players from warming up by playing football, as he still believes that the benefits of them enjoying the competition outweigh the risks of injury. Read More »

Bertens keen to capitalise on WTA Finals reprieve

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Noting that people would dislike someone no matter what if their minds have been made up, she explained: "For example, if I didn't act as weird as I am, if I was just sort of like a robot with the "yes" and "no" questions, I feel like that wouldn't really be true to myself or anything". Read More »

Cowboys acquire Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-rounder

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Rapoport reported Cooper's fifth-year option for $13.9 million comes off the books for Oakland . But it is another example of the Raiders (1-5) looking to the future. It's not the first time Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has made a big trade for a former top-10 pick at receiver, and the other two attempts didn't go well. Read More »