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Sports Pujara 181 not out, India cruise to 5-389
Author: 0 Pujara 181 not out, India cruise to 5-389

Australia survived a 10-over burst to reach 0-24 at stumps, thanks partly to a dropped catch from Pant that handed Usman Khawaja a life on zero, but their hopes of avoiding a maiden home series loss to India are in tatters. Pujara's 150, his seventh in 68 tests, came off 282 balls with 18 boundaries and the 30-year-old will now set his sights on his fourth double hundred and high score of 206 not out in the afternoon session.

Sports 3 teams have better Super Bowl odds than Patriots
Author: 0 3 teams have better Super Bowl odds than Patriots

AFC South teams will face off with AFC West and NFC South teams in 2019, and the Colts and Texans both have road dates against the Chiefs, Chargers and Saints. Hope seemed lost back at the beginning of December when the defending champions suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys on the road, but the Eagles found a way to win-out to earn the final Wild Card spot over the Minnesota Vikings .

Sports White Sox Make Formal Contract Proposal To Manny Machado
Author: 0 White Sox Make Formal Contract Proposal To Manny Machado

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Thursday that the team will focus on Harper and Machado with the signing of David Robertson complete. Unless the market for these two 26-year-old superstars has decreased to a point undreamt of when the offseason began, an offer to Machado worth "closer to $200 million than $300 million" probably isn't 10 years long.

Sports Yankees reportedly agree to terms with Troy Tulowitzki
Author: 0 Yankees reportedly agree to terms with Troy Tulowitzki

The Toronto Blue Jays , who released the 34-year-old infielder last month with two years left on his contract, will pay the rest of his $20 million salary this season. Tulo's presence in the lineup will allow phenom Gleyber Torres to remain at second base. Maybe he's a key role player on a World Series winning New York Yankees .

Sports Anthony Smith Talking With UFC Over Possible Showdown With Jon Jones
Author: 0 Anthony Smith Talking With UFC Over Possible Showdown With Jon Jones

It looks like Jones was still in the fighting mood after he defeated Gustafsson. Jon Jones (left) and Corey Anderson (right)What's the story? The King has returned and no one is sleeping easy but me now that I'm back. A fight between Cain Velasquez and Jones for the vacant championship is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2020. After the fight, Jones challenged old adversary Daniel Cormier to "come get your belt back" as he hinted at a potential trilogy fight with his ...

Sports NBA All-Star voting: Kevin Durant trails Luka Doncic in first returns
Author: 0 NBA All-Star voting: Kevin Durant trails Luka Doncic in first returns

The two team captains will draft rosters from the players voted as starters and reserves, picking players regardless of conference affiliation. When Derrick Rose erupted with a 50 point game earlier in the season, the National Basketball Association world was thrilled, celebrating the return of the youngest MVP in history.

Sports Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois: We were careless at the back
Author: 0 Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois: We were careless at the back

Luis Garcia's charges on the other side can to the game lying third from bottom on the table, fighting relegation midway through the La Liga campaign. Gareth leaving like that cost us as he had a problem and we missed that counter-attacking edge, and Gareth is a specialist at just that. "This result will give us strength", said Villarreal coach Garcia, who has taken two points from two games since succeeding the sacked Javi Calleja.

Sports Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio not just another game
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio not just another game

No, not at all. This has been billed as one of the biggest National Basketball Association games of the season since the schedules were released, but until recently the Spurs hadn't been holding up their end of the bargain. He was booed during a tribute video the organization played to honor his and Danny Green's accomplishments with the franchise. "I felt badly about it", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.

Sports Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea Need 'Something Different' At Striker
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea Need 'Something Different' At Striker

Right now, Alvaro Morata is the Blues' only recognized striker with Olivier Giroud sidelined with an ankle injury. This arrangement has deterred Chelsea from attempting to bring the player to the Premier League , with the need to negotiate with both clubs a stumbling block, as report Goal .

Sports Carragher suggests formation change after City defeat
Author: 0 Carragher suggests formation change after City defeat

He's so important for them and they really missed him in the games they lost last month. "It was a very intense game for both teams and we were unlucky with our finishing", Klopp said. "We went toe to toe with a very aggressive team and we matched them". It's now a little bit more interesting. The Reds were looking to open up a 10-point gap over City with a victory and looked close to securing a draw, but Leroy Sane's victor in the 72nd minute was the difference in a game that had no ...

Sports India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Author: 0 India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar Trophy

As part of the revamp Usman Khawaja is poised to open with Marcus Harris while Shaun Marsh was expected to stay at No 4 followed by Handscomb and Travis Head. It's very patchy. It will turn on day three, four and five. Tim Paine has been somewhat critical of the pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground, claiming it does not suit their bowlers as much as it should which suggests it will not play particularly fast, but they remain reliant on their pacemen once again and there is no chance of any ...

Sports Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Antonio Brown hasn't asked for trade
Author: 0 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Antonio Brown hasn't asked for trade

Antonio Brown has generated some drama by hinting that he wants out of Pittsburgh , and there are rumbles that Brown and Ben Roethlisberger are having some relationship issues. It'll be worth monitoring the Brown situation in Pittsburgh moving forward, especially given his seemingly positive response to Kittle's small overture.

Sports EPL: Kane keeps Tottenham in title hunt with Cardiff romp
Author: 0 EPL: Kane keeps Tottenham in title hunt with Cardiff romp

They had initially planned to play their first match there against Liverpool on September 13, but the project has been beset by construction delays. "I think it was a massive victory, a massive three points to make us believe that little more, in our possibility to be in a very good position in the table", Pochettino said.

Sports Survival guide to Liverpool winning the Premier League
Author: 0 Survival guide to Liverpool winning the Premier League

That would put the Reds ten points clear of the champions and they would have one hand on the Premier League trophy. MANCHESTER, Jan 2 ― "I start to read and then I start to think " Liverpool and Juergen Klopp " and I can not focus", said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola last month, admitting Liverpool's charge to depose the Premier League champions has been in his head for some time.

Sports Wizards’ John Wall needs surgery on left heel
Author: 0 Wizards’ John Wall needs surgery on left heel

The Wizards are 1-3 in those games, with their only win coming in triple overtime against the Phoenix Suns . This is undoubtedly a major blow to the team's outlook for an already-disappointing 2018-2019 campaign. From a team perspective, the Wizards have to hope (and pray) that the then 29-year old can stay healthy and return to his 2016-17 form. Our models project Beal for 25.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists for 42.6 FanDuel points on Friday.

Sports India beats Australia in Boxing Day Test to retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Author: 0 India beats Australia in Boxing Day Test to retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The Daily Telegraph has echoed the thoughts of arguably the majority of Australian fans with a piece, titled, "Aussie woes laid bare: we need banned stars", right after the hosts suffered the heavy defeat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This goes down as our game changing moment of the match. The South Africa-born player, who made his test debut for Australia against Pakistan in Dubai in October, has played two test matches.

Sports Ashwin trains at SCG nets in race for final-Test fitness
Author: 0 Ashwin trains at SCG nets in race for final-Test fitness

Gavaskar said he has not received invitation from Cricket Australia . They could possibly return for a one-day global in late March, when Australia have pencilled in a series against Pakistan in the UAE. "Reverse swing is always a big factor especially I would say for the other two". "It's the great conundrum for us, really, how we manage our bowlers".

Sports Late drama as Baltimore Ravens reach playoffs
Author: 0 Late drama as Baltimore Ravens reach playoffs

Mayfield , who finished 23 of 42 for 376 yards, was pleased with his rookie campaign. As the Cleveland Browns made big play after big play in the second half, memories of last season's Week 17 collapse began creeping into the minds of Ravens fans.

Sports Notre Dame title drought extends with another big bowl loss
Author: 0 Notre Dame title drought extends with another big bowl loss

Say what you will about Brian Kelly , but the man cares deeply for his players. When the third-ranked Irish needed just about everything to go ideal, their national championship drought instead stretched to three decades after another big postseason loss.

Sports Maurizio Sarri says Callum Hudson-Odoi must wait - Chelsea wins come first
Author: 0 Maurizio Sarri says Callum Hudson-Odoi must wait - Chelsea wins come first

He is improving in this kind of movement, When the opponents defended with very low intensity, it is hard for he striker and wingers to find the spaces so we have to arrive with a midfielder. His movement today was really very good and was done with the right timing. Sarri has questioned Chelsea's mental strength and cutting edge at various times this season and it would be no surprise to see new faces arrive in the January transfer window.

Sports NHL's Heritage Classic coming to Regina with Jets featured
Author: 0 NHL's Heritage Classic coming to Regina with Jets featured

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he hasn't reached out to the Dallas Stars about CEO Jim Lites' expletive-laced criticism of high-priced forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin . That matchup will take place at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, on October 26, 2019. The 1988 and 1970 games were held at the St. Louis Arena.

Sports Roger Federer Defeats Serena Williams in Mixed Doubles Match at Hopman Cup!
Author: 0 Roger Federer Defeats Serena Williams in Mixed Doubles Match at Hopman Cup!

Defeat left six-time winners USA at the bottom of the group ahead of Tuesday's meeting with holders Switzerland, who thumped Britain on Sunday. After the interview, they even posed for a selfie. Williams will need to beat world No.41 Maria Sakkari in the women's singles rubber to keep the tie alive. "It was definitely a relief". Williams, tuning up for the Australian Open, upped her game under pressure to take the next two for a 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory to set up a competitive finale with ...

Sports Raiders hire new general manager, ESPN reports
Author: 0 Raiders hire new general manager, ESPN reports

Gruden said his relationship with Mayock dates back to 1995 when he was offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, and that the two have met often over the years and discussed the possibility of joining forces. Enter Gruden, who praised Mayock for his "people skills" and energy. Overall, the hiring of Mike Mayock is another piece to the "new leaf" that the Raiders are trying to turn over.

Sports Ravens top Browns, win NFC North; Steelers eliminated
Author: 0 Ravens top Browns, win NFC North; Steelers eliminated

Foster joins right guard David DeCastro and center Maurkice Pouncey to form one of the best interior lines in the NFL. The Steelers have serious work to do to keep it open. Watt forced two fumbles, one of which was a strip-sack, and the Steelers also got their hands on two or three of Jess Driskel's passes, only to finish with no takeaways for the fifth time this season.

Sports Montrezl Harrell after win over Lakers: 'There's two teams in LA'
Author: 0 Montrezl Harrell after win over Lakers: 'There's two teams in LA'

James' injury is one that can linger for weeks, and the Lakers' two most recent performances in Sacramento and against the Clippers on Friday raise the question of just how bad things might get before he returns. The Lakers , however, have only cracked the 30-win mark in a single season just once in the last five years. They have won four straight "road" games against the Lakers , but lost their last "home" game in the series.

Sports Celtic boss Rodgers wants rest and reinforcements
Author: 0 Celtic boss Rodgers wants rest and reinforcements

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon pulled off a series of outstanding saves to keep his side in the match and while Callum McGregor had a goal ruled out for offside late on the visitors rarely threatened. Boss Brendan Rodgers is seeking reinforcements, with the club reportedly weighing up a bid for 21-year-old Ivory Coast striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo and linked with a move for Southampton's 18-year-old Irish striker Jonathan Afolabi.

Sports Nelson Cruz Agrees To Deal With Twins - Minnesota Twins
Author: 0 Nelson Cruz Agrees To Deal With Twins - Minnesota Twins

Free-agent right fielder Nelson Cruz has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $14 million with a 2020 club option, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com is reporting Thursday morning, December 27. He hit a league-leading 40 home runs in 2014 for the Orioles, signed a four-year, $57-million deal with the Mariners, and entered this winter with what appeared to be one more contract waiting, even as one of the older players in the league.

Sports Chelsea boss Sarri: I've learned from our defeats
Author: 0 Chelsea boss Sarri: I've learned from our defeats

Whether Bayern would be interested in pursuing a permanent or loan deal remains to be seen, although the precedent for prospects seems to be being set for Hudson-Odoi - use him, or lose him. Bayern are yet to contact the player for personal terms, but looking at the youngster's profile and desire to play regular football at a top side, this should not be an issue.

Sports We are playing against world’s best pace, says Tim Paine
Author: 0 We are playing against world’s best pace, says Tim Paine

He is a match victor, without doubt, even if he has only been playing ( Test cricket ) for 12 months", Kohli was lavish in his praise for the Gujarat bowler, who has taken 48 wickets in his memorable season in Test cricket. "So, he is obviously a top-class bowler", Lyon said in the press conference after the fourth day's play. Aaron Finch again struggled at the top of the order, with his role as a Test opener under intense scrutiny with growing speculation that he will be axed for the next ...

Sports Amanda Nunes Destroys Cyborg To Claim UFC History
Author: 0 Amanda Nunes Destroys Cyborg To Claim UFC History

The two started out with a cordial touch of the gloves and felt each other out at first. Jones got the better of the striking exchanges and after neutralizing Gustafsson with a variety of strikes, Jones took Gustafsson down, took his back and defeated him with vicious ground strikes.

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Author: 0 "Bear Down - Low Down": Week 17 vs. Vikings

As far as trends go, the Bears have lost their last six visits to the Vikings by an average of 12.7 points, according to the OddsShark NFL Database . "I didn't even consider it illegal or anything malicious of that nature". Bears linebacker Khalil Mack, who was picked for his fourth Pro Bowl, reached double-digit sacks for the fourth straight year.

Sports Alabama Star Had an Opinion on Kyler Murray, Until He Didn’t
Author: 0 Alabama Star Had an Opinion on Kyler Murray, Until He Didn’t

Members of Alabama's defense say they are taking notice of Murray's skills and say they will be ready. Tagovailoa was No. 1 nationally in yards per completion at 16.85; Murray was right behind at 16.82. He continued to play his game and had one of the best performances every by a quarterback against Saban. That duo is responsible for 52 percent of Oklahoma's 255 total receptions this season and a combined 20 touchdowns.

Sports Shaqiri: Firmino's hat-trick was fully deserved
Author: 0 Shaqiri: Firmino's hat-trick was fully deserved

Liverpool continued their charge in the league with a resounding 5-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield. "We haven't conceded many, " Klopp said, "so we didn't know what the reaction would be". "If they were going to upgrade anywhere, I think it could be maybe a [Nabil] Fekir-type player from Lyon". Closing out the year with a match against their rivals was thought to be a tough task but Klopp blitzed Unai Emery's side with victory which served as a ideal closing to 2018.

Sports Three keys to victory for UVA in the Belk Bowl
Author: 0 Three keys to victory for UVA in the Belk Bowl

Charlotte is literally revving up for this Saturday's Belk Bowl! If Virginia can go on long scoring drives and force a few three-and-outs, a exhausted SC defense could wilt in the second half. Olamide Zaccheaus , WR, Virginia: A first-team All-ACC selection, Zaccheaus has 82 catches for 973 yards and six touchdowns as the top target of dual-threat QB Bryce Perkins .

Sports Wolves leave Wembley with the points
Author: 0 Wolves leave Wembley with the points

It's not enough to play 60 or 70 minutes. We drop a little bit in our focus and our concentration in the last 20 minutes. Those nerves proved well-founded when Boly headed home from a Joao Moutinho corner in the 72nd minute and Jimenez then squeezed a finish inside Hugo Lloris's right-hand post to leave Pochettino's men stunned.

Sports Chelsea boss Sarri says he wants Cesc to stay
Author: 0 Chelsea boss Sarri says he wants Cesc to stay

I am happy with him in this position but he can can still play as a winger, of course. Moses beamed with nostalgia: "It was unbelievable - I thought it was going to go to extra-time and then he took on three players and they thought he was going to cross the ball, and then he just let it go!" "I'm really happy with him in this position because he is very able to score and to open spaces for the teammates".

Sports McCaw signing offer sheet with Cavaliers
Author: 0 McCaw signing offer sheet with Cavaliers

A league source told ESPN it is a non-guaranteed, two-year deal worth $6 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because it remains unclear if Golden State will exercise its right to match the terms.

Sports Pirlo Believes Ramsey Would Be A ‘Great Buy’ For Juventus
Author: 0 Pirlo Believes Ramsey Would Be A ‘Great Buy’ For Juventus

Arsenal are resigned to Ramsey who has rejected the chance to talk about a new deal with the club. " Ramsey is a great purchase ", Pirlo said on Sky Sport Italia. The Welshman has been with the club since 2008 and made over 300 appearances for the club over the past 10 years. PSG are reported to be playing a fast move to beat Italian Serie A champions Juventus , Man United, Chelsea and AC Milan for the service of the star player.

Sports Test teammates to decide on Smith and Warner return
Author: 0 Test teammates to decide on Smith and Warner return

Dave suggested to me to carry the action out on the ball. "There's lots of conversations going on about what's best for our bowlers, for the guys returning, and we'll work through that". Bancroft's frank honesty raises concerning questions about what sort of bubble the Australian team were really living in at the time. To his credit, Bancroft has shown genuine remorse and made himself a better person in the nine months since the scandal.

Sports Brendan Rodgers delighted with youth progress at Celtic
Author: 0 Brendan Rodgers delighted with youth progress at Celtic

Rangers have suffered some humiliating defeats at the hands of Celtic in recent years, including a 5-1 mauling at Ibrox in April 2017 and 5-0 thrashing at Parkhead a year later. The midfielder was rewarded for his impressive form with a new contract on Friday but then sat out Sunday's win at St Johnstone with a groin complaint.

Sports Napoli asked for halt to Inter Milan match after racist chants
Author: 0 Napoli asked for halt to Inter Milan match after racist chants

Inter netted late through Lautaro Martinez to win the Serie A match 1-0, but their victory was clouded by controversy after two Napoli players were sent off. As Koulibaly was being shown a yellow card, monkey chants were clearly audible from a significant number of fans inside San Siro. Football Italia reports that authorities have released some details on the incident, which includes a 43-year-old man being rushed to hospital to receive stitches for 'abdominal wounds'.

Sports Lionel Messi: I would like to work with Pep Guardiola again, but…
Author: 0 Lionel Messi: I would like to work with Pep Guardiola again, but…

Former Barcelona player Jordi Cruyff has warned his former club to learn from what happened at Real Madrid after the departure of five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo . "I heard the nominees for the Ballon d'Or and I knew I wasn't in the fight", Messi said. "At the beginning of the season I said they are a great club, one of the best in the world and with a lot of great players, but anyone would miss Cristiano ".

Sports Very Interesting - Claude Puel Sees Encouraging Signs Ahead of Manchester City Visit
Author: 0 Very Interesting - Claude Puel Sees Encouraging Signs Ahead of Manchester City Visit

City fell four points behind leaders Liverpool on Saturday following their surprising home defeat to Crystal Palace and Guardiola says they can not afford any more slip-ups. For the second game in-a-row, Man City took the lead before ultimately losing and Guardiola lameted the fact that his team didn't press home their advantage when they were on top.

Sports Debutant Agarwal shines as India make solid start to third Test
Author: 0 Debutant Agarwal shines as India make solid start to third Test

It was tough going for the Australian bowlers on day one, with Pat Cummins taking the only two wickets. Opener Mayank Agarwal scored a patient 76, the highest innings by an Indian test debutant in Australia , before gloving a short ball from Pat Cummins to Paine as tea was taken at 123-2.

Sports Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets club record with Huddersfield win
Author: 0 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets club record with Huddersfield win

La Repubblica says former manager Jose Mourinho appeared to have identified the 21-year-old centre-back as the man to solve his defensive woes at Old Trafford. Manchester United are in talks with Fiorentina for Nikola Milenkovic. Indeed, there were times when he was simply pointing at Huddersfield's goal, and after Jesse Lingard tested goalkeeper Jonas Lossl with a shot, there came the familiar chant of " attack, attack, attack " from behind the goal.

Sports Houston Rockets: Austin Rivers available to play on Christmas Day
Author: 0 Houston Rockets: Austin Rivers available to play on Christmas Day

Rivers started the season with the Washington Wizards but was dealt to the Phoenix Suns on December 17. 0, and Michael Carter-Williams wearing No. Now that he's with Houston, Rivers should see immediate playing time. The Rockets are going to get some backcourt help in the wake of Chris Paul's injury .