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Sports India cops massive blow for Boxing Day Test
Author: 0 India cops massive blow for Boxing Day Test

Shastri bristled when asked about Kohli's behaviour. Australia vs India 3rd Test Melbourne: India's opening has been a serious matter of concern and with Prithvi Shaw getting ruled out of the series, it becomes even tougher for the captain Virat Kohli to choose the best combination against the hosts Australia for the Boxing Day Test which will start from December 26 as the opening pair of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul have failed.

Sports Why Should I Be Surprised - Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp On Tottenham
Author: 0 Why Should I Be Surprised - Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp On Tottenham

It didn't take long for Spurs to respond. After Calvert-Lewin had a header harshly ruled out, Spurs drew level from an very bad mix-up between Everton keeper Jordan Pickford and defender Kurt Zouma with South Korean Son doing well from a tight angle to curl the ball into the unguarded goal.

Sports Perth pitch was by no means 'average': Tendulkar
Author: 0 Perth pitch was by no means 'average': Tendulkar

Former legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has joined ex-Test legends in slamming the ICC's Perth Pitch rating. In order to revive Test cricket and generate excitement, we need to provide more pitches like the one at Perth, where the skills of batsmen and bowlers are truly TESTed.

Sports Spurs' dominant win at Everton heaps pressure on Premier League leaders
Author: 0 Spurs' dominant win at Everton heaps pressure on Premier League leaders

Everton manager Marco Silva insists he will not single out goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for special treatment after another mistake by the England global. It may have been two if not for a questionable foul given against Dominic Calvert-Lewin which disallowed his headed goal. "Really bad afternoon for us, really bad result for us as a team and our fans", he said.

Sports Cowboys Clinch NFC East Title After Defeating Bucs 27-20
Author: 0 Cowboys Clinch NFC East Title After Defeating Bucs 27-20

Tampa Bay isn't going to be playing in the postseason this year, but still could play the role of spoiler for the Cowboys. Prescott was 20 of 25 but for just 161 yards. His final run, an 11-yarder inside the final two minutes, allowed the Cowboys to run out the clock. Ezekiel Elliott had 18 carries for 85 yards. Dallas defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford went to a hospital to have a neck injury evaluated after getting hurt on the second play of the game.

Sports Rockets Sign Austin Rivers
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Rockets starting point guard Chris Paul suffered a left hamstring injury during a game against Miami and is expected to miss at least two weeks. Prior to his buyout agreement with the Suns, Rivers was owed $12.6 million for the 2018-19 season.

Sports Indian ODI squad for the Australia series to be announced today
Author: 0 Indian ODI squad for the Australia series to be announced today

The wicketkeeper batsman was dropped for the Twenty20 global squad for the West Indies series at home in November, and later, for the Australia T20Is. The other senior bowler Ravindra Jadeja, however after a good show in the Asia Cup, is in the mix with first choice wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sports Izhaan Mirza-Malik finally says hello to the world
Author: 0 Izhaan Mirza-Malik finally says hello to the world

Since then, the couple has been sharing pictures with the baby but didn't reveal his face. Just like Sania, Shoaib too, took to his social media handles and shared the first full picture of Izhaan with a similar caption. Recently, when she arrived in Mumbai, she ensured to cover Izhaan in a brown fursuit. On a related note, Sania is eyeing a comeback in tennis court by September 2019.

Sports Gerrard Shows Little Respect For St. Johnstone After Rangers Dig Out Win
Author: 0 Gerrard Shows Little Respect For St. Johnstone After Rangers Dig Out Win

With home games against Hibernian and then Celtic to come on Boxing Day and then on Saturday, respectively, Gerrard knows his team can not afford a similarly slipshod shift again. "Boyle went away and did very well and has become a welcome addition to their squad but then we get the email in saying they are taking all three of them after Boxing Day!" "The second half showed we are all up for the challenge.

Sports Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role
Author: 0 Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him "improve as a person" despite the breakdown of their relationship in the last few months leading up to the former manager's sacking on Tuesday (Dec 18). Mourinho's two-and-a-half-year tenure came to an end with United sixth and 19 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool . "People might be quick to forget what Jose did for United - the three trophies he won - he did a lot".

Sports UFC 232 Moved From Vegas To California After Jones’ Drug Test Result
Author: 0 UFC 232 Moved From Vegas To California After Jones’ Drug Test Result

White has not hesitated to criticize Jones for his many transgression in the past, but the UFC boss is confident that in this instance the Jackson-Wink MMA product was not in the wrong. Jones' long-time foe Daniel Cormier was incensed by the findings. "You're my bitch DC, that will never change. amusing how you're giving me two posts but said nothing when I asked you to come get your belt back".

Sports Baker Mayfield stares down Hue Jackson to taunt him after season sweep
Author: 0 Baker Mayfield stares down Hue Jackson to taunt him after season sweep

Mayfield, who has excelled since Jackson was sacked October 29, was caught by the television cameras running right by the Cincinnati sideline, with his head turned to where Jackson was standing. "We have an official football team for once, Go Browns, go Browns, go Browns", said April Scott, a fan. By virtue of the win, Cleveland moved to 7-7-1 on the season and has won five of the past six games.

Sports Cardinals, Andrew Miller sign 2-year deal reportedly worth $25M
Author: 0 Cardinals, Andrew Miller sign 2-year deal reportedly worth $25M

A full-time shift to the bullpen with the Boston Red Sox in 2012 changed the trajectory of Miller's career, setting him on the course to be one of the most dominant relievers of his generation. Luke Gregerson hurt his hamstring in spring training and posted a 7.11 ERA in 17 games. Chicago has plenty of offseason left to counter and make some division-altering moves, but they don't seem to be in the running for any of the big-name free agents, and trade rumors have been fairly dead as of late.

Sports Smith reveals details of ball-tampering debacle
Author: 0 Smith reveals details of ball-tampering debacle

The sacked captain was far more composed at the SCG on Friday, opening up for 11 minutes as he detailed his "leadership failure" at Newlands and how a task as simple as getting out of bed had seemed impossibly hard at the lowest points of his time in exile.

Sports Christine Frampton pays tribute to hero Carl after brutal fight in Manchester
Author: 0 Christine Frampton pays tribute to hero Carl after brutal fight in Manchester

Many rank the bout as a contender for the Fight of the Year, high praise considering the high-calibre year boxing has enjoyed, and Warrington wants to grow his reputation Stateside - an ambition partly influenced by Frampton. He said: "I like the [underdog] title, it takes the pressure off". Frampton was a true sportsman after his defeat and wants Warrington to go on to unify the division.

Sports Brewers trade Santana to Seattle for Gamel, Zavolas
Author: 0 Brewers trade Santana to Seattle for Gamel, Zavolas

According to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times , Seattle has reached agreement on a trade to acquire the 26-year-old outfielder from the Brewers , though the deal is still pending medicals being reviewed. "Noah is a pitcher we targeted in the draft this past year and we are happy to bring him into our organization". Zavolas, 22, posted a 3.03 ERA and a 5-2 record with two saves in 19 appearances last season at the Advanced-A and Short-Season-A levels.

Sports Pogba thanks Mourinho for improving him as a person
Author: 0 Pogba thanks Mourinho for improving him as a person

Football fans are by their nature a fairly gloomy bunch; the curse of the supporter is to spend much of one's life watching a team who fails to win trophies. "I've seen more or less every game from Norway when I've had time from the other job". Despite a second placed finish being secured last season, United have struggled this term and were left in sixth place, 11 points off the top four, when Mourinho suffered his final defeat in charge against Liverpool at Anfield.

Sports Rockets’ Chris Paul out at least 2 weeks with hamstring injury
Author: 0 Rockets’ Chris Paul out at least 2 weeks with hamstring injury

Houston's Chris Paul has a grade 2 strain of his left hamstring and will be out at least two weeks. The point guard was injured in the second quarter on Thursday night in a loss to Miami . He went directly to the Houston locker room, never returned and was dressed and gone before the room opened after the game. "But we've just got to make adjustments and play even better".

Sports Lingard lights up United's five-goal win at Cardiff
Author: 0 Lingard lights up United's five-goal win at Cardiff

Paul Pogba was restored to the starting line-up and played a role in all of the visitors' first three goals as Rashford's free-kick, a deflected long-range strike from Herrera and a brilliant team goal finished off by Martial put United in command before half-time.

Sports Solari credits Zidane for Club World Cup triumph
Author: 0 Solari credits Zidane for Club World Cup triumph

Ballon d'Or victor Modric gave Real a 14th-minute lead, and Marcos Llorente's fantastic volley wrapped up the win on the hour mark before Sergio Ramos' late third and Tsukasa Shiotani's consolation. After River Plate was upset by the host club, everyone knew it would be Real Madrid lifting the trophy once again. Yadia Nader's own goal in the 90th minute completed Al-Ain misery.

Sports JuJu Smith-Schuster Questionable For Sunday
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Brees should bounce back in a big way next week at the Superdome against the high-flying Steelers . "Obviously we've got a lot going for us right now - a lot at stake". "We just want to get into the playoffs", quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. Yes, while the Steelers are a good team, the Saints are a better one.

Sports Daniel Murphy agrees to two-year deal with Rockies
Author: 0 Daniel Murphy agrees to two-year deal with Rockies

Although this offensive decline may have kept many teams away, the big difference was in Murphy's defence. But he does bring defensive versatility and has proven himself to be a capable first baseman and third baseman. Murphy will join Nolan Arenado in the middle of the Rockies' order and undoubtedly strengthens their lineup. Signing Murphy was the sort of move that the Rockies had to make with Arenado heading into the final year of his contract.

Sports Warrington plans to go Stateside after Frampton upset
Author: 0 Warrington plans to go Stateside after Frampton upset

Warrington seemed the fresher of the two as the fight entered the final two rounds - and his fans were the more vocal as a deafening chant of "Marching on Together" rang around the venue midway through the 11th. He's a tough, tough, tough man. Every day I've woke up and I've been thinking: "Carl will be in there training hard, I need to push myself even harder".

Author: 0 Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton to defend IBF featherweight title

And the Belfast fighter says he never wondered whether he would get the chance to challenge for world honours once more ahead of the showdown with his fellow Briton at the Manchester Arena. The crowd was enraptured by the pulsating drama unfolding as an excellent one-two and uppercut from Warrington seemed to give him the edge in the ninth.

Sports Australian Open to have 10-point tiebreakers in deciding set
Author: 0 Australian Open to have 10-point tiebreakers in deciding set

He added: "We asked the players - both past and present - commentators, agents and TV analysts whether they wanted to play an advantage final set or not, and went from there". The change came after Kevin Anderson's semi-final with John Isner this year lasted almost three hours. However, this tiebreak won't be the normal first to seven points, seen per current practice, but has been extended to the first to 10-points with a two points advantage.

Sports Manchester City players gave everything in loss to Crystal Palace - Guardiola
Author: 0 Manchester City players gave everything in loss to Crystal Palace - Guardiola

The important thing was we stood up to Manchester City really well. Pep Guardiola refused to blame his players or team selection after Manchester City's shock 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace . The two teams meet on January 4 (NZ time). Seeking a 10th straight victory in home league games this season, ... He said: "Getting something from the game was always going to be a tough ask because they have such a strong team and such a good bench".

Sports Ind vs Aus: Perth pitch receives ‘average’ rating
Author: 0 Ind vs Aus: Perth pitch receives ‘average’ rating

Australia had pulled off a stunning 146-run win in the second Test to level the four-match series but the rating by ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle could be related to the uneven bounce that resulted in a couple of nasty blows, according to a Cricket Australia (CA) statement.

Sports Titans-Giants: 3 keys for Titans on offense
Author: 0 Titans-Giants: 3 keys for Titans on offense

As Pat Shurmur said in his Monday press conference, the run-fits weren't all that awful. Can Big Blue make an improbable playoff run? We had penalties. Marcus Mariota only attempted 20 passes and completed 12 for 88 yards. "There were times when one guy made the tackle, but the mentality coming in was, we needed more than one guy there".

Sports Real Madrid 4-1 Al Ain
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Real boss Santiago Solari , who has had to deal with rumours surrounding his future after Jose Mourinho's sacking by Manchester United earlier this week, named a strong side including Modric, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale . From that point, Real dominated the contest and their home-grown midfielder Llorente doubled the European champions' lead on the hour-mark with a superbly struck volley from outside the area.

Sports Boxer Anthony Joshua awarded OBE, Order of the British Empire
Author: 0 Boxer Anthony Joshua awarded OBE, Order of the British Empire

When the imposing fighter shook hands with the prince after the presentation five years ago, he said Charles joked with him, saying: "Shouldn't you be playing basketball?" Mr Joshua is now a unified world heavyweight champion, holding three of the four major championships in the sport: IBF title since 2016, WBA (Super) title since 2017, and WBO title since March 2018.

Sports Andros Townsend wonder goal helps Crystal Palace stun Manchester City
Author: 0 Andros Townsend wonder goal helps Crystal Palace stun Manchester City

Chelsea were also stunned at home by Jamie Vardy's victor for Leicester in a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge to allow Arsenal to move level on points with their London rivals in fourth after a 3-1 win over Burnley . Delph had earlier had a long-range drive tipped over by Guaita and both Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva also came close to netting, but a dominant City were left stunned when Palace netted twice in the space of two minutes and 42 seconds.