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Next year also sees the introduction of the 1985 Cup - a second chance for Championship and League One clubs to reach Wembley in a further bid to add a spark to Cup Final day, which saw a disappointing 50,672 crowd watch Catalans Dragons beat Warrington last August.
  • Milos Raonic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Paris Masters

    Milos Raonic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Paris Masters

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    The Wimbledon and US Open champion led Damir Dzumhur 6-1 2-1 when the Bosnian was forced to retire because of injury. "The doctor says that is recommended to not play, because if I continue the abdominal maybe can break and can be a major thing".
  • India win toss, bowl against West Indies in third ODI

    India win toss, bowl against West Indies in third ODI

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    Dhawan was pinned leg before wicket on 35 by Nurse as the left-hander went for a sweep, and Rishabh Pant lost a caught behind television referral on 24. Marlon Samuels took three wickets in the last 10 overs, including that of Kohli , to lead West Indies' late charge to a win. Batsman Kedar Jadhav, whose omission from ODIs came under the scanner, has been brought back for the fourth and fifth ODI.
  • Hopes heroics help West Indies tie second India ODI

    Hopes heroics help West Indies tie second India ODI

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    In the process, he broke Sachin Tendulkar's record, who had taken 426 innings, whereas Kohli reached the landmark in 386 innings, 40 fewer. West Indies made one change, leaving out fast bowler Oshane Thomas for debutant Obed McCoy. He had done it in 99 innings. Umesh Yadav , however, managed to retain his place in the squad after giving away 64 and 78 runs in the first two ODIs.
  • Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

    Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

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    He also is the first base coach. Paul Molitor , who was sacked earlier this month, worked in the organization for 10 years before replacing Gardenhire following the 2014 season. He picked up the nickname "Woonsocket Rocket" for his birthplace city and his speed on the field. Injuries hounded him for most of his career, however, and a rare disorder that caused muscle fatigue ultimately forced him to retire after the 2010 season.
  • I couldn't 'train another team in England', says Guardiola

    I couldn't 'train another team in England', says Guardiola

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    The Belgian, who made his first start of the season in the 3-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night, and could be in line for his first full 90 minutes of the campaign against Mauricio Pochettino's side, has experienced playing on an National Football League pitch before and did not enjoy it.
  • Is K.J. Hill The Next Michael Thomas For Ohio State?

    Is K.J. Hill The Next Michael Thomas For Ohio State?

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    The one noteworthy difference, of course, is Iowa handed Ohio State its second loss last season. Alabama is the unanimous number one, Notre Dame is ranked 3 and LSU is ranked 4. Freshman receiver Rondale Moore continues to be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, and Purdue has pulled no punches in calling plays. His 6-yard pass to Nico Collins broke a scoreless tie early in the second quarter and was Michigan's first touchdown throw against the Spartans since 2011.
  • Struggling Raiders trade Amari Cooper to Cowboys for first-round pick

    Struggling Raiders trade Amari Cooper to Cowboys for first-round pick

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    With the trades of Cooper and Khalil Mack , the Raiders will reportedly now have $74 million in cap space entering the 2019 off-season, as well as three first round picks. This is a very headscratching decision from the Dallas Cowboys. Let's hope Cooper can improve upon his current stat line of 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown so far this year.
  • Messi scores, assists, breaks arm in first 16 minutes

    Messi scores, assists, breaks arm in first 16 minutes

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    Having been replaced by Ousmane Dembele , Messi was seen returning to the Barca dugout with his arm heavily strapped. He had already scored, making it 2-0 with a crisp left-footed finish, to add to a stunning opener from Philippe Coutinho .
  • Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen steal Lewis Hamilton's thunder in Austin

    Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen steal Lewis Hamilton's thunder in Austin

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    After Vettel made his own stop on Lap 26, the race entered a stage of strategic tension, with Ferrari adamant that Hamilton would have to make a second stop, which would hand Raikkonen back the race lead. "That was pretty close and it is always a bit of a shame when you miss out by such a little time", said Vettel. "That was very important, that was close", said the Briton as he waved at the throng of fans on an overcast and gusty afternoon at the Circuit of the Americas with rainclouds ...
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    Hazard: "Chelsea wouldn't let me leave and I accepted it"

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    Wolves won matches against West Ham, Burnley and Southampton while they played 1-1 draw against Manchester United . "I came back totally out of shape", he said . We had a team that could win more trophies. I was dreaming about this club. Mourinho , who is under pressure once again, this time at United, was sacked in 2015 with Chelsea a point above the relegation zone during their title defence.
  • Coric stuns Federer in Shanghai, faces Djokovic in final

    Coric stuns Federer in Shanghai, faces Djokovic in final

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    Djokovic broke to go ahead when the Croatian went long at the end of a rollercoaster sixth game and that was all the second seed needed to close out the opener. It is almost two years since Djokovic topped the rankings and he has made it his mission to topple the injured Nadal before the year is out. Coric had the extensive thigh strapping changed for the second set, but he was immediately broken when he somehow sent a routine volley out.