• Mammoth task awaits Aussie batsmen on day three at the SCG
Mammoth task awaits Aussie batsmen on day three at the SCG

Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with a lively 81 in a 204-run stand with Pant - a record seventh wicket partnership at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Spinner Jadeja also accounted for Marsh, who must surely have exhausted his supply of Test recalls after departing for eight, having left his bat hanging to gift Ajinkya Rahane the simplest of catches at f...

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  • Rafa Benítez believes Manchester United will affect the title race
Rafa Benítez believes Manchester United will affect the title race

He's scored two now in three games, but his work rate, all the work he puts in, that's a big pleasing thing for me - with the whole team, because we should never be outworked by anyone. They have a process to look for the next manager but the more you're here the more you enjoy it. "Regardless of the competition, it's good that we have another ...

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  • Australia v India, fourth test, day one
Australia v India, fourth test, day one

The hosts have one eye on levelling the series in Sydney and the other on the main prize in 2019 - retaining the Ashes - and their selections for the Sydney test , beginning on Thursday, will reflect this. What seemed likely, from what Kohli said, was that Vihari would return to his No. 6 position while KL Rahul came into the XI in place of Rohi...

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  • Alabama vs. Clemson Football 2019: Very Early Betting Odds For National Championship
Alabama vs. Clemson Football 2019: Very Early Betting Odds For National Championship

The thing that has stood out the most to Swinney thus far in his film review is just how similar the two teams are. A two-team playoff wasn't good enough, and five years into the four-team version, fans are upset that teams that fall in the semifinals aren't good enough.

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  • Hopman Cup: Federer’s Swiss roll Serena in battle for the ages
Hopman Cup: Federer’s Swiss roll Serena in battle for the ages

The Hopman Cup comprises two singles and a mixed doubles match between nations in a round-robin format with two groups of four. Williams later teamed with American Frances Tiafoe in mixed doubles against the Greek pair of Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas , but lost in three sets, 4-1, 1-4, 4-2.

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  • Sarri happy after 'difficult' Crystal Palace win
Sarri happy after 'difficult' Crystal Palace win

The breakthrough came when Kante ran onto a David Luiz through ball and hit a low shot that squirmed under Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita . " We've been linked with Higuain, whether that is right or wrong, or just paper talk [I don't know ]", Langley said on Chelsea TV following the win.

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  • Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day four
Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day four

Jasprit Bumrah returned career-best figures of 6/33 in the first innings to bowl Australia out for 151 helping India to a big first-innings lead. After being hammered by the Aussies in the Perth Test, Virat Kohli & Co. "We're not going to stop here, this has only given us more confidence to go out in Sydney and play even more positive cricket"...

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  • Arsenal should demand more than £9m if PSG want Ramsey in January
Arsenal should demand more than £9m if PSG want Ramsey in January

Despite being told that he can leave, Ramsey has still been a key player for the Gunners, making 16 Premier League appearances this season, and he has laid on six assists and scored one goal . But Sky in Italy believe the Bianconeri are ahead of competition for the 27-year-old, including Serie A rivals Inter Milan . He plays with a good spi...

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  • LeBron James' consecutive games streak ends at 156
LeBron James' consecutive games streak ends at 156

Rondo is averaging 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 14 games this season. Bogdanovic had a team-high 23 points, with 12 of those coming in the fourth quarter. "Those type of things are what cost us the game, not not having him at the end or that shot that Bogdanovic hit", Walton said. Hart has started 10 games for the Lakers this s...

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  • Lonzo Ball calls for unity after Lakers' ugly collapse without LeBron James
Lonzo Ball calls for unity after Lakers' ugly collapse without LeBron James

Fortunately for the Clippers , James isn't the only Laker out with an injury. "I love it", Harrell said of hearing the boos. We're fans of the game. "We have got to regroup". I know it's not going to be easy, but I believe in the guys that we have. The Lakers' loss came just one night after a heartbreaking loss to the Sacramento Kings, 117-...

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  • Liverpool defender Van Dijk: I was protecting Salah from Sokratis
Liverpool defender Van Dijk: I was protecting Salah from Sokratis

Porto already want to give Brazilian global new deal to remove the relatively low buy-out clause and to increase his salary so he is not tempted to move on after just a few months. Before we didn't do that. Spackman said following the game on LFC TV : " They're trying to play out from the back, but they aren't good enough to play out from the ba...

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  • Maurizio Sarri defends decision to sub substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi
Maurizio Sarri defends decision to sub substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi

He said , "He played for the first time in the Premier League this season, he played for 55 minutes very well". Hazard himself has continually insisted he prefers to play on the wing, but has again moved to insist he has a strong relationship with Sarri and will play wherever needed.

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  • Jyoti Randhawa held on poaching charges in UP
Jyoti Randhawa held on poaching charges in UP

The forest officials also seized the skin of a wild boar , range finders, binoculars and a gun registered in Randhawa's name from his vehicle, The Times Of India reported. A vehicle, weapon and other equipment along with wildlife articles have been seized. Till now, he has won 16 professional titles in all, eight of them on the Asian Tour.

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  • Napoli coach Ancelotti: We’ll walk off with racist abuse
Napoli coach Ancelotti: We’ll walk off with racist abuse

Napoli's Fabian Ruiz, right, misses a scoring chance during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Napoli , at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. " Koulibaly was agitated and nervous, which is normal", Ancelotti said. Pavel Klymenko, of the anti-discrimination body Football Against Racism in Europe, says the late...

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  • Not surprised Real Madrid are missing Cristiano Ronaldo so much: Lionel Messi
Not surprised Real Madrid are missing Cristiano Ronaldo so much: Lionel Messi

The void that has been left at Real Madrid following Cristiano Ronaldo's exit earlier this year should serve as a warning to FC Barcelona , according to a former Blaugrana player. This will be the first time since 2008 that another player will defeat the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or award.

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  • Cardinals claim D.J. Swearinger off waivers
Cardinals claim D.J. Swearinger off waivers

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Sunday he was disappointed in Swearinger's comments - after the two had talked previously about keeping team issues in-house - and planned to meet with the safety on Monday to discuss punishment.

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  • India takes control of Boxing Day Test
India takes control of Boxing Day Test

However, he holed out to third man while sticking to the same plan, giving Mitchell Starc his first wicket of the innings, and Australia a breakthrough after 68 overs. Agarwal appears likely to open alongside Hanuma Vihari, who batted at No.6 in Perth but is considered well suited to moving up the order. Lyon, who was the hosts' key bowler in t...

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  • Leicester City vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report
Leicester City vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

But the reality is we have lost the last two games. "We have a squad close between players and we need to use this possibility". Centre-back John Stones deputised at the weekend, while the more attack-minded Ilkay Gundogan was deployed at the base of the midfield in Leicester .

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  • Dillian Whyte unleashes devastating 11th round KO in Dereck Chisora rematch
Dillian Whyte unleashes devastating 11th round KO in Dereck Chisora rematch

Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) beat Whyte by TKO in December 2015. He's got four of the belts but if I'm mandatory for one or two of them and he doesn't fight me, they will strip him at some point. I was in great shape. There's a victor and a loser - you know what I'm saying? Moments after watching Whyte knock out Derek Chisora, Joshua clambered into to ...

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  • Celtics Drop Game Against Bucks, 120-107
Celtics Drop Game Against Bucks, 120-107

Having already completed nearly 40 percent of their schedule, they are 5½ games back of the first-place Toronto Raptors. Thirty minutes after the final buzzer sounded, Boston's locker room was still not open to media. LL Cool J was sitting courtside and got a big cheer when he showed up on the monitor as his song "Mama Said Knock You Out" blast...

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  • Klopp open to Liverpool signings in January
Klopp open to Liverpool signings in January

After missing four straight league matches, Danny Ings has led the renaissance with three goals in the last two matches, helping lift Southampton three points out of relegation. "Games are going thick and fast but they are games we can definitely win". Spurs have a relatively easy festive season - they host Bournemouth on Boxing Day and Wolves...

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  • Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss
Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves showed lack of focus in Liverpool loss

Klopp's pre-Wolves presser →Team News & Predicted Lineups →. "The way we conceded doesn't give me any joy at all", said Wolves boss Nuno. At the end of the season, you are probably going to need 105 to be champion. " One of the most hard games of the season and we won it". "We have Manchester City waiting, and that will be really tough fo...

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  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær says he would like Manchester United job permanently
Ole Gunnar Solskjær says he would like Manchester United job permanently

For me as a manager now, it's great because you have to rotate, so you will get to see many players and they'll get the chance. Solskjaer spent 11 years as a player at Old Trafford between 1996 and 2007 and has returned in temporary charge following the sacking of Jose Mourinho .

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  • Panthers shutting down Newton
Panthers shutting down Newton

Newton accepted the idea of taking a break and getting the rest without putting up a fight. "He understood our thinking behind this and he's disappointed, he's frustrated". Center Ryan Kalil feels shutting down Newton is the prudent approach for the organization. "I wish I could say what the injury is because I don't really know what it is either...

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  • Manny Machado reportedly tells those close to him he prefers one team
Manny Machado reportedly tells those close to him he prefers one team

Manny Machado has been one of the most talked about names on the Major League Baseball free agency market this offseason and there are quite a few teams interested in signing him. The Phillies are having a busy offseason, signing outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year deal and trading for All-Star shortstop Jean Segura .

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