Strauss: 'Physical game is in South Africa's DNA'

Strauss: 'Physical game is in South Africa's DNA' Tom has got a big role in that area - to stop their ball runners. "He has got a good workrate and he can stop them on the gainline". It had looked as if England would be in for another tough examination as South Africa led for much of the first half despite Jonny May's 11th-minute try. [Full Article...]

Specter of politics hangs over US-Mexico match

But strictly from an on-the-field standpoint, this is an important match. When the USA and Mexico meet in a World Cup qualifier Friday night, the rivals will play against a backdrop of amped-up political vitriol provoked by Donald Trump during his successful presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Joe Ledley explains why Wales take such bad team photos

Joe Ledley explains why Wales take such bad team photos Having been held to a home draw by lowly Georgia in their last outing, Chris Coleman's side can ill afford to drop any more points at Cardiff City Stadium with only one team able to qualify automatically from the group. "It's massive. It has a bit of a similar feel to that Belgium game", said Williams. "I think against Georgia last time out the boys were a little disappointed because it was a ... [Full Article...]

#DALvsPIT: The Dallas Cowboys Win If…

But what would, in any given game, prompt the Cowboys to go to the bullpen for a guy who when 100 percent has been one of the better passers of the past decade? The Steelers defense now ranks 17th in passing yards allowed per attempt, and 18th in rushing yards allowed per attempt. [Full Article...]

NFL's Randy Gregory Fails Drug Test Again

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport broke the story about the failed test - and pointed out that Gregory is now facing a full 1 year suspension, per the NFL's drug policy. That's a total of four drug tests he has failed in two years before he got his first career sack. He has played 12 games in his National Football League career. [Full Article...]

IU lets upset bid slip through its fingers vs. Penn State

IU lets upset bid slip through its fingers vs. Penn State He tossed almost 300 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, while Redding ran the ball 23 times for 108 yards and two scores of his own. Barkley's first touchdown on a 4-yard run gave Penn State a 28-24 lead with 12:23 remaining, but IN reclaimed the lead on Richard Lagow's 40-yard touchdown pass to Nick Westbrook. [Full Article...]

Rosberg fastest in Brazil final practice ahead of qualifying

Rosberg fastest in Brazil final practice ahead of qualifying The only session Hamilton has not topped so far in Brazil is the third and final free practice where he trailed Rosberg by 0.093s. He said: "I have shown great pace in the last couple of races and now by qualifying on pole I have shown I have still got it - and there is, I promise, more to come". [Full Article...]

Won`t relax after taking top spot, insists Andy Murray

Murray would have 200 for each Round Robin match - giving him 600, plus a further 400 for a semi-final win, ergo 1000 points. Murray must contend with U.S. It's going to be a good first match. "That's a positive thing". That's the case with me. Even after playing 10 plus years of professional tennis, I still feel I have a lot of gas in my tank and I feel like I still have a lot more years ahea... [Full Article...]

Scot Graeme looking forward to Ireland challenge with Canada

Scot Graeme looking forward to Ireland challenge with Canada Farrell remains the front-runner to lead the Lions' defence in next summer's three-Test clash in New Zealand, with Warren Gatland seeking continuity from the series triumph in Australia. After Keith Earls had been put away in the left corner in the sixth minute and then set up Luke Marshall to plough over on the other wing in the 22nd, Ireland looked ready to pulverise the opposition. [Full Article...]

Agrees to three-year deal with Blue Jays

Agrees to three-year deal with Blue Jays Morales was scheduled to make $11 million in 2017 but he declined the mutual option to become a free agent. Though just a few months older than Morales, Encarnacion is said to be seeking a deal in excess of $100 million. Let's appreciate a couple things that weren't true before. But, recent success has led to a possible shift in the overall image of the organization as well as their ability to p... [Full Article...]

Brazil beat Argentina 3-0

Brazil beat Argentina 3-0 Don't miss a second of the action - the exciting match kicks off at 6.45 PM ET. Since Brazil's latest head coach took the reins on the back of a awful Copa America Centenario campaign, the Selecao have kept four clean sheets in five victorious qualifiers including each of their past three. [Full Article...]

Chris Smalling: Manchester United defender out with broken toe

Reports this week had suggested that the England global had been ruled out until the Christmas period, having suffered two breaks. Mourinho had blasted Smalling , 26, and 21-year-old full-back Shaw over their desire to play through the pain barrier at the Liberty Stadium, and remarked that his stars had a "problem" with playing for the club when feeling discomfort over a possible injury. [Full Article...]

UFC 205: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Donald Cerrone canceled after Gastelum misses weight

Kennedy weighed in to able to collect his show money. Kelvin Gastelum could very well be back in the dog house of the UFC , following the news he can't make weight for his bout with Donald Cerrone . The two cancellations certainly take a little of the sheen of the line-up, but there's more than enough star power remaining - including no less than three title fights - to keep fans happy. [Full Article...]

Herath spins Sri Lanka toward Zimbabwe sweep

Herath spins Sri Lanka toward Zimbabwe sweep The stand-in captain led the side to a 257-run victory against Zimbabwe in the second and final Test early on Thursday (November 10) morning in Harare , picking up the last three wickets to finish with stunning figures of 8 for 63 and overall match figures of 13 for 152, the best bowling in Zimbabwe in an innings as well as a match. [Full Article...]

What do the St. Louis Blues' Winter Classic jerseys look like?

What do the St. Louis Blues' Winter Classic jerseys look like? Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski scored 1:21 into overtime, the first game-winning goal of his career, as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Anaheim Ducks. "I'm in a good spot right now", Crawford said. "We're taking way too many penalties when the game is on the line", coach Ken Hitchcock said. Early in the second period, Marian Hossa pounced on the rebound of a shot by Gustav Forsling a... [Full Article...]

Kaepernick's best play Sunday may have come after the game

Kaepernick's best play Sunday may have come after the game For the record: The Saints improved to 4-4 with a fourth win in their last five games, a 41-23 victory at San Francisco. Vaccaro also recovered a fumble and forced a fumble late in the game. Kaepernick threw touchdown passes of 47 yards and 65 yards. "We figured coming off the bye week they'd be rested and reenergized and ready to roll, which they were", Brees said . [Full Article...]

Graham catches 2 TDs, Seahawks hold off Bills 31-25

SEATTLE (AP ) — Rex Ryan and the rest of the Buffalo Bills were furious at how Walt Anderson and his officiating crew handled the final moments of the first half that had a bigger impact in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. "He took out our kicker", Corey Graham said. Too frequently, though, they didn't turn into points. Buffalo responded with a field goal, but it was Seattle who st... [Full Article...]

Oil prices rise after week of sharp falls

US crude futures rose 64 cents, or 1.45%, to $44.71 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude's premium to the U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures contract declined to its lowest in nearly five months. Furthermore, medium-term oil demand is forecast to increase to 99.2 million barrels per day (mb/d), but long-term demand is expected to reach 109.4 mb/d, a downward revision... [Full Article...]

Ireland to face France and Australia in Women's Rugby World Cup pool

Ireland to face France and Australia in Women's Rugby World Cup pool Scotland and Spain meet in Glasgow and Madrid this month to fill the fourth and last vacancy in Pool B. The remaining three qualifiers will be determined by the end of 2016 and they are as follows: Fiji, Japan and Hong Kong will compete in a three match round-robin tournament to be played over December 9, 13 and 17 in Hong Kong. [Full Article...]

Cubs' Bryant, Lester, Hendricks, Maddon up for major awards

Cubs' Bryant, Lester, Hendricks, Maddon up for major awards PT. The right fielder had a breakout season at the plate, batting.318 with 31 home runs and 113 RBIs and also finished second in the American League (third in the majors) in WAR. Maddon, Washington's Dusty Baker and Dave Roberts of the Dodgers are up for NL Manager of the Year. Last year, Chicago won three major awards after reaching the NL Championship Series. [Full Article...]

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