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Rampant Australia return to form with rout of Wales

Alex Cuthbert almost went over late on and Hallam Amos had a try disallowed. But believing the future is also the here and now, Cheika has every faith that his renovated Wallabies can reverse a record-breaking 42-8 defeat in Sydney and 29-9 loss in Wellington and score one of the great Test upsets on Saturday.

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Giants place Thompson on IR, sign Gettis off practice squad

On Tuesday, consulted with renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson , who recommended foot surgery. They added offensive lineman Adam Gettis to the active roster to take his place. Gettis, a five-year veteran, will provide insurance in the middle of the Giants offensive line. He played in the season finale vs. Philadelphia, did not play in another game, and was inactive for three others.

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Republicans appear on track to keep control of House, Senate

News outlets projected that Republicans would lose a Senate seat in IL, leaving them with a 51-47 majority in the upper house, with two races yet to be decided: one in New Hampshire that remained too close to call, and another in Louisiana that will go to a runoff in which the Republican is favored in polling.

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Ricciardo third at dramatic Mexican GP

Vettel switched from Red Bull to Ferrari after the 2014 season. Formula One officials have warned drivers such moves would be punished, prompted in part by Ferrari's previous complaints about Verstappen . Verstappen described Vettel's behavior on track and over team radio as "ridiculous", but Vettel defended his reaction as the effect of "emotions and adrenaline pumping high".

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5 reasons Tottenham will overcome Arsenal on Sunday

Mauricio Pochettino has slammed his Tottenham Hotspur team as "poor" after their 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley on Wednesday night. It's impossible to find another better to play than Wembley. "At the moment we need to learn quickly because there is a big, big game on Sunday [away at Arsenal]". Pochettino added that is now necessary to beat Monaco away and CSKA at home to stay in the competition.

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How to watch World Series celebration online

Wessel said he brought his homemade Cubs signs out to the corner of 16th Street and 31st Ave., in Moline, because he wanted to savor the moment of the Cubs winning the world championship. It wasn't the only show to have closely predicted the year the baseball team would win. The noon rally will be held at Grant Park's Hutchinson Field.

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Kirk vs. Duckworth for IL U.S. Senate seat

Duckworth lost both legs. But those story lines took a back seat for much of the race as Kirk went on the attack against Duckworth, who is heavily favored to win Tuesday. Kirk fought hard , spending almost all of the nearly $13 million he raised in the Senate race as of November 6 funding numbers. A settlement agreement related to the suit, which stems from Duckworth's time as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, has not been finalized.

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Bolt and Thompson up for IAAF awards

Mo Farah has been named on a shortlist of three to be the IAAF's male World Athlete of the Year after repeating his 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres double at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer. A further 25 per cent of the vote was determined by the "IAAF Family" - a group including press, partners and member federations - while fans made up the remainder.

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Murray refuses to let ranking distract from London bid

Tennis' newly-minted world No. 1 Andy Murray has admitted that rising to the top of the rankings during a golden era in men's tennis made his achievement even more satisfying. Navratilova, who spent 332 weeks atop the women's standings and accrued 18 Grand Slam singles titles, said Murray had shown real character to battle his way to the top ranking.

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Mourinho Hits Out at 'Problem Players'

England tackle old rivals Scotland in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Friday before bringing the curtain down on 2016 with a home friendly against Spain the following Tuesday. Smalling has been dealing with a foot complaint of late, while Shaw has been suffering with discomfort in the leg that was so horrifically fractured in two places back in September 2015.

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South Africa hand Australia rare first Test defeat since 1988

After a commanding start to the reply, with opening pair David Warner and Shaun Marsh putting on 158 runs, the Australians lost 10 wickets for 86 runs. He was unlucky to miss a century when he was trapped lbw by leftarm spinner Duminy. The wicket ended the 65-run stand for the ninth wicket between Nevill and Hazlewood.

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Ryan throws 4 TD passes as Falcons beat down Bucs

Five plays later, Ryan tossed a one-yard touchdown pass to fullback Pat Dimarco and the fuse was lit. Without Trufant on Tampa's Mike Evans , the Bucs receiver had a big night with 11 catches for 150 yards two touchdowns. "I was really pleased with the players and their readiness for the game", Quinn said. Atlanta's starting quarterback is playing at an All Pro level for the first time since 2012, and in this his ninth season, he's putting together a year worthy of the league's top award.

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Alabama vs LSU Recap: 3 Things we Learned

A win over LSU (in what is already their last road game of the season) sets the Crimson Tide up for an Iron Bowl showdown which should decide the SEC West. "I feel like this game is all about the trenches", UA defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson said. In three career games against Alabama, Fournette has combined for just 145 rushing yards on 57 carries, an average of just 2.5 yards per carry.

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Oakland Raiders Bully Denver Broncos For AFC West Lead

That Oakland was able to run the ball on the Broncos' No. 3-ranked total team defense (granted, it was 24th against the run) a week after Carr riddled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a franchise-record 513 passing yards speaks to the Raiders' multifaceted offense.

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Barcelona appeal Messi yellow card for time wasting

Meanwhile, Valencia's struggles continued as a 2-1 defeat at Celta Vigo leaves them just a point above the relegation zone. Though Barcelona's midfield reinforcements such as Rafinha and Denis Suarez aren't to be underestimated, the absence of Andres Iniesta should make life considerably easier for the Sevilla midfield.

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Louisiana Senate runoff expected to move to partisan attacks

But it's expected to take longer to determine which two candidates reach the runoff for a contested U.S. Senate seat. Republican Charles Boustany (15.4 percent), Democrat Caroline Fayard (12.5 percent) and Republican John Fleming (10.5 percent) were the only other candidates in a crowded field to win more than 10 percent of the vote.

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Dodgers to make big push for Aroldis Chapman, report says

Speaking at the annual general manager meetings in Arizona, Cashman told reporters he has reached out to Chapman's agent, as well as reps for "other relievers". The interest in Chapman shows what the Yankees see; they want Chapman to be the closer and for Betances to return back to what he has been doing for the last couple of seasons; dominating.

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Labriola on loss to the Ravens

He seemed just as hard to bring down by the Ravens as always. I believe we have the pieces in all three phases to be very good. Since beating the New York Jets in Week 5, the Steelers have averaged just 15 points per game over their last three.

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Spurs can not be in a worse situation - Lloris dreading derby day

That is impossible to find somewhere better than Wembley, with the history, where football was born and if you don't show your real quality then it is a big problem, it is our problem. "Now, yes we must win". "We can not depend on one, two or three players". The Spurs fans will be confident that they will be able to make home pitch advantage count in this game which sees Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld sit this one out with the pair still being injured.

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Spurs, not Wembley, to blame for Champions League defeat

The Wembley effect appears to be a draining one, not a positive one, for Spurs for whom it is played two, lost two and who are in real danger of rattling around in this 85,000-seater stadium hosting Europa League matches on Thursday nights come the new year.

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Jets QB Fitzpatrick set for MRI on injured left knee

Thanks to Gase's newfound ground attack, the Dolphins (4-4) have won three consecutive games to climb into a tie for second place in the AFC East. Drake's touchdown came after the Jets took a 23-20 lead on a touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Jalen Marshall two plays after punter Matt Darr dropped a flawless snap on fourth down.

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India aim to see off Kiwis in high-octane series decider

He defends the first delivery, but pulls one through the covers in the next ball for a boundary. "I guess it's because of the pace of the wicket against extremely good players of spin. Latham has been New Zealand's most reliable batsmen across Test and ODI on this tour. "We knew that if we could get some partnerships together, we could've done better ", admitted Williamson.

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ICYMI in NFL Week 9: Raiders suddenly entertaining, relevant

This is interesting because the Broncos are 23 percent and the Raiders , who lead the division nine games into the season, are 20 percent. These were two teams that were looking for blood, with the victor taking first place in the AFC West.

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Incredible South Africa complete 177-run victory over Australia in Perth

The tourists claimed a third successive victory at the WACA after 2008 and 2012 triumphs and a 1-0 lead in the series, which continues in Hobart on Saturday and concludes with a day-nighter at Adelaide Oval. Nathan Lyon extended the tail further with a 21-ball eight before he was trapped in front by debutant spinner Keshav Maharaj to conclude the match.

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Jets place Ryan Clady on IR, activate Devin Smith from PUP

Clady has been dealing with an ailing shoulder, however, since injuring it at Kansas City in Week 3. The New York Jets placed former Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady on injured reserve Wednesday with a torn rotator cuff, ending his season.

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Kane comeback great for Tottenham's morale - Pochettino

An in-swing from Christian Eriksen in the 82nd minute from a freekick beat everyone and rebounded off the far post. Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer lies on the ground after scoring an own goal as Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, left, and Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny celebrate during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Totten.

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Melbourne Cup - On-course bookmaker report

The winning jockey for the 2016 Melbourne Cup Kerrin McEvoy fhas given an absolute belter of an interview after the race, putting the heat right on his pregnant wife! And who could pick a better place to start for advice than the wealthy Melbourne businessman with four Cup victories to his name, Lloyd Williams , who insisted this week that money can't buy you success on the track .

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SC allows BCCI to disburse funds for Rajkot Test

The SGM was convened with the single point agenda - to consider amending the MCA's memorandum of rules and regulations following the apex court's July 18 order based on the Lodha panel recommendations. The court had slapped the restrictions on the BCCI's accounts after the board, which is one of the world's wealthiest sports bodies, failed to implement a series of reforms recommended by a panel headed by a former top judge, Rajendra Mal Lodha .

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Michael Owen predicts who will win the Premier League

Klopp watched Liverpool produce one of their most emphatic displays of the season as they thrashed Watford 6-1. Emre Can and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum were also on target as Liverpool sent a huge statement of intent to its title rival, but manager Klopp says his players have a "responsibility" to play well and warned the hard work is only just beginning.

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Former teammates, coach surprised by Dwyane Wade's 3-point shooting

Wade's tenure with the Bulls got off to an unbelievable start, with Wade hitting a dagger three-pointer in Chicago's season opener. It's cool from there. "That's something that we've talked a lot about". Al Horford , who was brilliant in Boston's 122-117 win over Brooklyn Nets in their first match, was subdued against on Thursday.

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Five keys to the Broncos beating the Raiders

Raiders won last meeting 15-12 in Denver on December 13, 2015, with Khalil Mack getting five sacks and Derek Carr throwing two touchdown passes. That created problems in that the majority of teams do not have two true #1 wide receivers.

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Would Arsene Wenger work with Robert Pires?

Cantona, well known for stunning goals during his playing days, lavished praise on the strike. Pires has been in constant talk with the club, its players and his former manager as he occasionally trains with Arsenal first team, claiming he has a brilliant relationship with the organisation in general.

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Sunderland set record for worst Premier League start

He said: "Olivier is a guy who mentally is absolutely fantastic". "He's gone through some hard questions, even before the European Championships in France he had been questioned by the crowd, and yet still afterwards everyone was on his side".

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Jets fall to Dolphins in seesaw battle in Miami

But Drake was penalized on the play for a block in the back, wiping out the score. The Jets named Geno Smith their starter for October 23's game against the Baltimore Ravens, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury after only eight passes.

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ThunderNotes: Why Steven Adams went awol during contract negotiations

Three games into the National Basketball Association season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have extended the contract of guard Victor Oladipo for four years and $84 million, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. There are "unlikely incentives" in Victor Oladipo's four-year, $84 million contract extension, which he also signed Monday, multiple sources say.


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