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Sports No. 3 Gonzaga holds off top-ranked Duke 89-87 for Maui title
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We opened on Gonzaga-Duke. The Duke-Gonzaga showdown for the Maui Invitational Championship lived up to the hype as the No. 3 'Zags upset No. 1 Duke, 89-87 . Duke may not lose again, or it may not lose until April in Minneapolis when it meets Gonzaga again or another inner-circle national title contender in the Final Four, or it may lose to in and dynamic freshman Romeo Langford on Tuesday night.

Sports Chase Daniel slated to start for Bears, Mitch Trubisky listed as doubtful
Author: 0 Chase Daniel slated to start for Bears, Mitch Trubisky listed as doubtful

The biggest turnaround in team history from one season to the next is when the Bears improved from 5-11 in 2000 to 13-3 in 2001 under coach Dick Jauron. Did it have to do with Cody Parkey's missed extra points last week? Nagy also sent a message by keeping his foot on the gas pedal in going for and converting two different two-point conversions against the Vikings when the score didn't dictate it as necessary.

Sports Djokovic Sets up ATP Finals Title Clash With Zverev Anderson
Author: 0 Djokovic Sets up ATP Finals Title Clash With Zverev Anderson

In the semi-Final of the tournament, Djokovic met with Kevin Anderson . The 6-ft-6, 21-year-old played out of his skin to become the youngest victor of the year-end championships since Djokovic himself in 2008, spoiling what had been a stellar year for the Serb, who had won 35 of his past 37 matches, including titles at Wimbledon and the US Open to lift his tally of majors to 14 in a remarkable comeback campaign.

Sports Cousins: Vikings will have 'sense of urgency' after loss to Bears
Author: 0 Cousins: Vikings will have 'sense of urgency' after loss to Bears

Minnesota's defense was No. 5 in the National Football League in total yards allowed entering the prime-time game and No. 3 in rushing yards allowed, and in their last game, the Vikings piled up a franchise-record 10 sacks. The anger and motivation from the "fluke" play the Vikings defeated them with last January seems to still resonate, and it clearly wouldn't have diminished the following week, watching Minnesota put up no fight whatsoever against the Eagles in the NFC Championship.

Sports Neymar and Kylian Mbappe injured on nightmare evening for PSG
Author: 0 Neymar and Kylian Mbappe injured on nightmare evening for PSG

The two injuries may well represent a huge blow for PSG, who take on Liverpool in their huge Champions League Group C clash at the Parc des Princes next week on November 28. Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar also suggested Neymar's issue was not a major one. PSG now sit third in Group C, just one point behind second-placed Liverpool.

Sports Kevin Durant Reacts To $25K Fine For Cursing Out Heckler
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That's weak", Durant said. The 30-year-old's future with the Warriors came under scrutiny last week following a row with Green during a defeat by the Los Angeles Clippers. "And I want to compete on a level that once the game starts, I'm just totally comfortable with my surroundings, with just going out there and being me".

Sports Trump may attend White House Correspondents' Dinner
Author: 0 Trump may attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump has suggested he might attend the White House correspondents' dinner after organisers said they would feature a historian, not a comedian , at its annual event to be held next spring. "Freedom of the press is always a timely subject, and this seems like the ideal moment to go back to basics", he said, adding that, "While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won't be dry".

Sports PSG in nervous wait over Neymar, Mbappe injuries
Author: 0 PSG in nervous wait over Neymar, Mbappe injuries

While signs are positive for his availiablity for a crucial Champions League match against Liverpool next week, the source said that he is likely to miss PSG's match against Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Neymar played down his injury, saying in an Instagram message that "it was nothing serious". PSG are third in Champions League Group C after four matches, one point behind Napoli and Liverpool and one ahead of Red Star Belgrade.

Sports Worst Cavs cut ties with Smith in post-LeBron revamp
Author: 0 Worst Cavs cut ties with Smith in post-LeBron revamp

Smith, 33, is averaging a career-low 6.7 points per game in his 15th National Basketball Association season and fourth with the Cavs. "I think it recalibrated before Game 1 was even played", Hill said. The Cavs will host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, marking James' first game against his former team as a member of the Lakers.

Sports Wizards' Wall fined, subject of trade talks
Author: 0 Wizards' Wall fined, subject of trade talks

Although Washington may be floundering during a 5-11 start to the season, there is a belief that the team has zero plans to move on from either of its franchise cornerstones, based on conversations with multiple league sources who have familiarity with the Wizards and how their front office operates.

Sports Novak Djokovic faces Alexander Zverev in ATP Finals showpiece
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic faces Alexander Zverev in ATP Finals showpiece

The 21-year-old German has always been talked of as the leader of a pack of hungry young tyros aiming to unseat the multiple Grand Slam winners who have dominated the sport for well over a decade. Federer said: "He apologised to me at the net". "Yes, he has won three Masters 1000 titles before, and has beaten Djokovic and Federer before, but to beat Novak and Roger back to back in one of the biggest tournaments in the world tells him, most importantly, but also the world, that he is going ...

Sports Dutch into Nations League semis after 2-2 draw with Germany
Author: 0 Dutch into Nations League semis after 2-2 draw with Germany

Loew started several youngsters in their 3-0 friendly win over Russian Federation on Thursday, as he looks to gradually transform his team to depend less on the core of players who won the 2014 World Cup. The trio of Serge Gnabry , Sane and Werner , so effective in Thursday's 3-0 friendly win over Russian Federation, again caused the Dutch defence no end of problems in the opening 45 minutes.

Sports Hayne charged over Grand Final night sexual assault
Author: 0 Hayne charged over Grand Final night sexual assault

Australian media's Nine Network reported the alleged victim had been in touch with Hayne via social media and that he travelled to a house in the Newcastle region of New South Wales and had a sexual encounter. Jarryd Hayne is a professional rugby league footballer who most recently played for the Parramatta Eels in the NRL . The former Parramatta and NSW origin star is now out of contract and the allegations will severely damage his prospects of a new NRL deal.

Sports India in Australia ready to beat a home team in turmoil
Author: 0 India in Australia ready to beat a home team in turmoil

I have not played in Perth, the new stadium, but Brisbane whenever we have played here it has always challenged us as a batting unit. "Of course, their bowling attack will challenge us whichever format we play", admitted Rohit. It has always challenged us as a batting unit. "But the guys are eager to turn things around". Trap him in front of the stumps with a sharp inswinger or test him with a short ball: These could be the tactics employed by Australia against unsafe India opener Rohit ...

Sports Redskins sign QB Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy
Author: 0 Redskins sign QB Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy

According to NFL.com, the Redskins have made a decision to sign Mark Sanchez , who will serve as Colt McCoy's backup in Washington . The Texans' J.J. Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is helped onto a cart after injuring his leg Sunday. The quarterback spent the 2017 season with the Bears , but didn't sign with anyone in 2018 until Washington came along.

Sports Gary Neville praise Dejan Lovren as top class defender
Author: 0 Gary Neville praise Dejan Lovren as top class defender

Van Dijk told Dutch outlet De Telegraaf: " Ramos is not the best ". He is a great player and I respect what he has achieved but he is not the best, he is not my type of central defender. "I try to avoid the situations he gets into, and don't even try to make slide tackles". Virgil Van Dijk has weighed in on Sergio Ramos amid a feud with Dejan Lovren which first started during last season's Champions League final.

Sports Walker sets Hornets record with 60-point game
Author: 0 Walker sets Hornets record with 60-point game

It's the courageous performance that may have just signalled the start of the 76ers "big-three" rein as Simmons, Butler and Joel Embiid combined for a total of 71 points, which proved enough to dash the herculean effort of Kemba Walker's 60-point game.

Sports Pakistan play steadily in first Test against New Zealand
Author: 0 Pakistan play steadily in first Test against New Zealand

Just when it looked like the two would take the game away from New Zealand , their workhorse Wagner dismissed Shafiq for 45 with a solid gameplan. New Zealand's lurch from 220-4 to 249 all out left a victory target of 176 for Pakistan , whose openers Imam-ul-Haq (25 not out) and Mohammad Hafeez (8 not out) took them to 37 without loss at the end of day three.

Sports NASCAR Championship on the Line in Homestead
Author: 0 NASCAR Championship on the Line in Homestead

It's just the standards we have for ourselves. Few drivers in NASCAR history know how to win quite like Busch. However, when darkness fell, the handling of Harvick's No. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Gordon finished in sixth in the race and third in the standings while Truex Jr. finished in 12th in the race and fourth in the standings.

Sports South Africa too good for wayward Australia in T20 clash
Author: 0 South Africa too good for wayward Australia in T20 clash

During the 2014-15 tour, Australia gave a strong replay by winning the five-match ODI series by the same margin. The Proteas world-class pace attack finished the tour as they started it as they rounded off a 21-run victory for the South Africans over Australia in the one-off T20 global at Carrara on Saturday.

Sports Dutch delight in win over France, Germany relegated
Author: 0 Dutch delight in win over France, Germany relegated

The Dutch made it game, set and match in the 96th minute thanks to a Memphis Depay penalty and sealed an impressive win over the French at the same time as getting one over on their German rivals. "This win shows the spirit of the team, the quality of the players we have", said Depay . "It is a defeat that is logical considering what we did against a very good Dutch team.

Sports Draw against Nigeria leaves Bafana on an Afcon tightrope
Author: 0 Draw against Nigeria leaves Bafana on an Afcon tightrope

The three time African Champions, making a return to the tournament after missing out on the last two editions, took the lead after Samuel Kalu easily skipped past Sifiso Hlanti before firing a low cross which was bundled in by Buhle Mkhawanazi for an own goal in the ninth minute.

Sports Browns reportedly want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job
Author: 0 Browns reportedly want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job

Football returned to Cleveland in 1999 and the Browns have not had a ton of success in terms of actually winning football games. Head coach Hue Jackson was dismissed recently in mid-season for his failure to ignite the team despite several high draft choices in the last two years, including the number one choice in the most recent draft, quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Sports Brewers OF Christian Yelich named 2018 National League MVP
Author: 0 Brewers OF Christian Yelich named 2018 National League MVP

And he achieved a little bit of history with this #feat. In news that everybody knows already, Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is a classy dude. Surprisingly, the only other first-place vote was cast for New York Mets' ace Jacob Degrom who was awarded the NL Cy Young yesterday. It's not just that his glove work in right field has reached the point where even stodgy old-timers are beginning to whisper he's just as good out there as Dwight.

Sports WinView Games Playbook: Packers vs. Seahawks - Week 11
Author: 0 WinView Games Playbook: Packers vs. Seahawks - Week 11

We all remember the Fail Mary back in the day, right? The Packers have lost three of their last four games, despite being in position in the fourth quarter to win on the road against the Rams, Patriots and Seahawks . "I have great confidence". "Being an offensive coach, particularly early in my career, I had to develop a sense of operating more on the team mode, because my natural reaction, especially earlier, was always just to go for it".

Sports Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers
Author: 0 Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

What Went Wrong: Basically everything else, some of which wasn't within the Celtics' control (like Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio recovering from recent slumps of awfulness) but a whole lot that was. Back on October 19, Kawhi Leonard delivered 31 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in Toronto's 113-101 home win over Boston. "It can't only be one or two guys doing the things we all have to do and be consistent with it".

Sports Wayne Rooney: End of Manchester United career was 'embarrassing'
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney: End of Manchester United career was 'embarrassing'

Cape Town - Manchester United star Juan Mata will reportedly join Arsenal at the end of 2018/19 as the attacking midfielder wants to link up again with former boss Unai Emery. Manchester United's Spanish midfielders Juan Mata, 30, and Ander Herrera, 29, are both discussing new contracts at the clubs. "But I have been back there a few times and I will be back over the Christmas period, at a game to watch them".

Sports Dazzling Ireland claim historic All Blacks scalp in Dublin
Author: 0 Dazzling Ireland claim historic All Blacks scalp in Dublin

Barrett did reduce the arrears from the tee but the All Blacks were tactically naive at times in the latter stages, running the ball when it wasn't on, and Ireland superbly held on to lay down a marker for the World Cup. Ireland initially looked to build on their lead, but soon found themselves forced onto the back foot as the All Blacks looked to click into gear.