• Seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova reaches semis in Kremlin Cup
Seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova reaches semis in Kremlin Cup

Svetlana Kuznetsova is one match from defending her Kremlin Cup title and Singapore qualification after defeating Elina Svitolina in three sets on Friday in Moscow. Hopefully I will be relaxed in the semi-final". In the men's event, Fabio Fognini upset second-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2, 6-2 to face in the semis third-seeded Philipp Kohlsch...

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  • Munster Rugby Coach Anthony Foley, 42, Dies Suddenly In Paris Hotel Room
Munster Rugby Coach Anthony Foley, 42, Dies Suddenly In Paris Hotel Room

One of Foley's fellow former Munster legends Ronan O'Gara - who ironically is now a coach at Racing 92 - described himself as "heartbroken". Many fans were dressed in the coveted red jersey of Munster that Foley wore with such distinction on more than 200 occasions.

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  • City pay the penalty for lack of practice
City pay the penalty for lack of practice

City have lost all four Champions League games against Barca and have been second best each time. The Chile goalkeeper, one of the faces of the new regime after his August arrival from Barcelona, said: "It's been fast and furious, City have changed how they were doing things before here in England".

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  • Pascal Wehrlein: 'Lewis Hamilton can not be written off'
Pascal Wehrlein: 'Lewis Hamilton can not be written off'

Hamilton is hopeful he is in a better position this weekend at a track where he has won three times in four attempts. Last time out in Japan, a poor start saw the defending champion drop from second on the grid to eighth in the first turn. The three-time world champion may be seeking his 50th career win at one of his favourite circuits, but he know...

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  • Police docs: Giants kicker Brown said he abused wife
Police docs: Giants kicker Brown said he abused wife

Giants kicker Josh Brown was at practice Thursday, but he may be facing an indefinite suspension after the newest domestic violence allegations levied against him, James Kratch of the Newark Star-Ledger reports . Before the National Football League season, Josh Brown signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Giants, according to spotrac....

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  • No. 2 Buckeyes claw past No. 8 Wisconsin in OT thriller
No. 2 Buckeyes claw past No. 8 Wisconsin in OT thriller

He also ran 21 times for a team-high 92 yards and two touchdowns. You guys know, I know and they know that there's things that we can do better or could do to tilt it. That work paid off, though it didn't come easy against the Badgers' tough defense . But Wisconsin has nothing to hang their heads about they threw everything at the Buckeyes includi...

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  • Another Giant October Win Shows Bumgarner, SF Could Be Challenge for Cubs
Another Giant October Win Shows Bumgarner, SF Could Be Challenge for Cubs

Including another shutout four hits in the game as the fourth in 2014 in Pittsburgh, Bumgarner has not given point in his last 23 innings in a game without a future. Those hits finally came; in the ninth inning the Giants finally scored. "It's insane what he has accomplished", said Gillaspie about Bumgarner. They went down, just as the Atlant...

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  • Cubs drop slumping Heyward from lineup for Game 3 of NLCS
Cubs drop slumping Heyward from lineup for Game 3 of NLCS

The lowest priced seat for Saturday's potential Wrigley field matchup is $400. To break out of his prolonged slump, Rizzo used teammate Matt Szczur's bat. But they got to him for a run in the third inning when Andrew Toles led off with a single and scored on Corey Seager's two-out RBI single. He reared back to reach 95 miles per hour and induced ...

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  • Cowboys show who's best in battle vs. Packers' top run defense
Cowboys show who's best in battle vs. Packers' top run defense

I think we can all agree now that the Packers stats were more than just a little bit padded due to the competition they faced so far in 2016, but the Cowboys running game is definitely the real deal. Romo was really good . Jordy Nelson fumbled after a hard hit from safety Barry Church as soon as the Packers receiver came down with an 18-yard pa...

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  • Champions League PREVIEW | Lyon vs Juventus
Champions League PREVIEW | Lyon vs Juventus

Juventus is definitely a few steps above Lyon , here, of course, talking into account the results in the domestic league, as well as statistics-person meetings. After two rounds in the Champions League, Juve has produced 4 points after a draw with Sevilla 0: 0 and the victory over Dinamo Zagreb 0: 4. Lyon , who lost 2-0 at Ligue 1 leaders N...

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  • Intensity key to Real revival: Zidane
Intensity key to Real revival: Zidane

And he expects a tough match despite Legia conceding eight unanswered goals over the course of two Champions League defeats to date . Real Madrid couldn't have asked for a better opponent to try to keep its momentum in the Champions League .

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  • Man City profits up, in 'critical new phase' under Guardiola
Man City profits up, in 'critical new phase' under Guardiola

Guardiola's four years as the Barcelona coach saw the club lift 14 titles between 2008 and 2012 in what was the most successful period in their history and is assured of a warm welcome at the Camp Nou, reports Xinhua. The latest figures reflect an eighth year of improved financial performance but come after a season of turbulence in which manager...

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  • Neymar to sign contract extension with Barcelona until 2021
Neymar to sign contract extension with Barcelona until 2021

However, last week the Catalans announced the signing would be going ahead asap, and have now confirmed the deal in an official statement. Neymar has committed his long-term future to Barcelona . While intricate details like his new wages and release clause hasn't been revealed yet, it is still expected that both the terms will be significantl...

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  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Signs NFL Stadium Bill Into Law
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Signs NFL Stadium Bill Into Law

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's governor signed a bill Monday clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to the Raiders, although NFL owners still need to approve the team's move to Oakland before Sin City becomes a football town.

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  • Wilson leads Seattle's late rally for 26-24 win over Atlanta
Wilson leads Seattle's late rally for 26-24 win over Atlanta

But the Packers didn't get into the end zone until Rodgers and Cobb connected on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 6:53 left to get within 27-16. Instead, Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks will be a case of what could have been. Atlanta's third-quarter onslaught came against a Seattle defense that spent part of the early second half battling...

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  • Carolina Panthers in Search of Win
Carolina Panthers in Search of Win

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) prepares to throw a pass against the Washington Redskins during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints are tied for 28th with just 81.8 yards per game, but Ingram could be a key with his ability to pound the ball inside - a strength of the Panthers defense because of...

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  • Mauricio Pochettino not blaming players after missing chance to go top
Mauricio Pochettino not blaming players after missing chance to go top

Davies and Eriksen also had late shots well saved by Ben Foster as Tottenham tried to ratchet up the pressure late in the half. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! "In the Premier League you always have to give 100 per cent".

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  • Cubs, Dodgers get ready for Game 1 of NLCS
Cubs, Dodgers get ready for Game 1 of NLCS

The Cubs have had a longer break, having defeated the San Francisco Giants in four games via a dramatic comeback. It is odd that the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of baseball's most storied franchises, the team with the biggest payroll in the sport that plays in the second-largest media market, a fan base that hasn't been to the World Series in almost...

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  • Cibulkova dominates to set up Golubic Linz final
Cibulkova dominates to set up Golubic Linz final

American Keys, who was seeded third in Linz, was suffering from a cold, according to tournament organisers in Austria and Golubic was given a walkover-victory as a result. With the victory Cibulkova, who now sits ninth on the Road To Singapore leaderboard, takes a big step toward qualifying for the season-ending event; she will qualify if she wins ...

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  • No. 7 Louisville outlasts upset-minded Duke
No. 7 Louisville outlasts upset-minded Duke

QB Lamar Jackson and his Louisville teammates have piled up so many points and yards and scores this season, their numbers can only be described as extraordinary. "We've got to understand that, but again our objective is to win, keep ourselves in it and I think we did that". Regardless of the method, Duke made sure its playmakers, Jones, wi...

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  • Bangladesh, England players disciplined after clash
Bangladesh, England players disciplined after clash

Dhaka: England cricketer Ben Stokes said he was relishing his role as vice-captain after his brief team-talk during an injury break helped the visitors regroup and beat Bangladesh by 21 runs in Friday's first one-day global. The England skipper, usually considered a figure of calm in the dressing room, saw red after being given out lbw on re...

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  • Patriots' Tom Brady Feels Better at 39 Than He Did at 29
Patriots' Tom Brady Feels Better at 39 Than He Did at 29

Brady, who threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns, didn't appear to have any rust as he had the offense clicking just like it was entering last year's AFC title game against the Broncos. On their first three drives, all of which resulted in touchdowns, the Pats called 15 passes and nine runs. Gronkowski and Bennett merely combined for 11 catc...

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  • NFL Week 6 Score: Chargers 21, Broncos 13
NFL Week 6 Score: Chargers 21, Broncos 13

The Chargers' maligned defense held the Broncos to 60 yards of offense and just two first downs in the first half. On the Chargers' second possession of the game, coach Mike McCoy had to decide to go for it on fourth-and-1 deep in Broncos territory, or kick a short field goal.

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  • Raina to miss first ODI vs NZ due to viral fever
Raina to miss first ODI vs NZ due to viral fever

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted a picture of Dhoni and other team members, coach Anil Kumble after they arrived in Dharamsala. Raina was left out of India's ODI squads for the tours of Australia (December-January) and Zimbabwe, and also missed the two T20Is against West Indies in the USA.

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  • Packers' Randall Cobb on hard hit: 'I thought I had died'
Packers' Randall Cobb on hard hit: 'I thought I had died'

The Packers could get along with Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery filling in, but might not feel comfortable going into the game with just one true running back. "I can walk on it, which is good. We knew it was going to be a challenge". Cobb was evaluated for a concussion on the sideline immediately after, but said he was fine aside from a so...

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  • Djokovic, Murray advance to Shanghai Masters quarterfinals
Djokovic, Murray advance to Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

And Djokovic, having beaten Vasek Pospisil to set up a meeting with Zverev in the last eight of the ATP 1000 event, was disappointed to learn of Kyrgios' latest transgression. 11 seed David Goffin . Both players have said they feel energized this week after taking time off following the U.S. Open. And Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted racquet-smashi...

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic would want to end his career in India: Gianluca Zambrotta
Zlatan Ibrahimovic would want to end his career in India: Gianluca Zambrotta

Coming off a season where he scored more than 50 goals for PSG, Zlatan has notched up four goals in seven games for the Red Devils. Age doesn't seem to be a factor for Zlatan Ibrahimovic , as the 35-year-old is still the focal point of the attack at Manchester United.

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  • Packers show they can dominate line of scrimmage vs Giants
Packers show they can dominate line of scrimmage vs Giants

The Green Bay Packers returned to the field Sunday night, and were able to secure the win, improving their record to three and one. The Green Bay Packers offense is usually the leading factor to their winning ways. Even with plenty of offensive weapons for both the Packers and the Giants , defense and sloppy play proved to be the main themes...

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  • Tom Brady: I feel better than I did at 29
Tom Brady: I feel better than I did at 29

But that didn't matter Sunday. "It comes back pretty quick", Brady told WEEI. The Patriots won the toss, deferred and held the Browns without a first down on Cleveland's first possession. "(Brady's) confidence is second to none. "I'm just happy we won today". Then he ran all over the Browns for the first three-TD performance of his nine-season ...

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  • Pope names new group of cardinals including Bangui Archbishop
Pope names new group of cardinals including Bangui Archbishop

One of the 17 new cardinals named yesterday by Pope Francis is a Nebraska native who later led the Catholics in Rapid City. A Papua New Guinean and the Archbishop of Port Moresby, John Ribat has been elevated to the rank of cardinal, one of the Roman Catholic Church's most prestigious titles next to the papacy.

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  • Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart back on practice field for Panthers
Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart back on practice field for Panthers

Panthers fans know how important their league MVP quarterback is to the team, and will be anxiously awaiting Cam Newton's return to the field following yet another loss, this time falling to Tampa Bay 17-14 on Monday Night Football . Newton has struggled in his four starts this season, completing just 57.9 percent of his passes with six touchdo...

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  • The Chicago Cubs are going back to the NLCS
The Chicago Cubs are going back to the NLCS

It was the only time the Cubs have been in a playoff series where they failed to lose a game . The Giants blew 30 saves in the regular season, the most by a playoff team since saves became an official statistic in 1969. The Nationals have the opportunity to advance to the NLCS when they take on the Dodgers on Tuesday. This is the fifth ti...

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  • Klinsmann insists he was not jockeying for Bradley's job
Klinsmann insists he was not jockeying for Bradley's job

Bradley was sacked after that game , and some boldly claim he's the USMNT's best manager ever . At his official unveiling as Swansea City manager last week, Bradley accused the former Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich striker of angling for his position within US Soccer.

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  • Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson suspended 10 games
Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson suspended 10 games

It got a struggling player involved early, helped allay Detroit's depth issues at tailback and kept a defensive coordinator highly familiar with Detroit's personnel and tendencies - Jim Schwartz - off balance. They probably get things right more often than people realize, and at the end of the day, the two teams on the field should control their ow...

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  • AP Power Rankings: Vikings grab No. 1 spot
AP Power Rankings: Vikings grab No. 1 spot

It also doesn't help that Willie Beavers, the Vikings fourth round draft pick at left tackle, is still a project. Long, 31, spent 2015 with Atlanta, but appeared in just four games and only played 10 snaps on offense. He takes a lot of hits but he gets right back up. You can see it. At one point he said he needed a " magic wand " to add Jake Long...

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