India withstand Australia’s gumption to seal famous win

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018, 11:05 AM Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli at the winning moment. © Getty India overcame a spirited defiance from Australia to clinch a narrow, thrilling victory on the final day at Adelaide. A last-wicket stand worth 32 between Nathan Lyon (38*) and Josh Hazlewood took Australia within 32 runs of victory before the latter was dismissed by R Ashwin to help India go 1-0 up in the series in dramatic fashion. Australia made a fist of a…

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Chicago Bears crash NFC party with defensive masterpiece vs. Rams – Chicago Bears Blog

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears have closed the gap on the NFC elite. The Bears served notice Sunday night that they’re a serious threat in a conference long viewed as a two-team race between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. By virtue of knocking off the Rams 15-6 in a game that felt like a playoff preview, the Bears not only inched closer to wrapping up their first postseason berth since 2010, they also resembled a team capable of winning in January. Roquan Smith had one of the…

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UAE players slam Karachi ground conditions in Emerging Teams Cup

UAE’s players, participating in the Emerging Teams Cup, have criticised ground facilities in Karachi, after a rain-enforced exit wiped out their hopes of a semi-final spot. The players took to Twitter to express their frustration after the abandoned match against Hong Kong on Sunday, but the tweets were later deleted and the team management refused to comment. UAE had restricted Hong Kong to 87 for 4 in 31 overs at the Southend Stadium in Karachi, before a spell of rain that lasted for about half an hour interrupted play. However,…

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Pro putts ball into water at Q-School, misses four-footer on the 18th hole to lose status by one shot

The nightmares suffered at Q-School are too frightful for even the most sadistic of “American Horror Story” episodes. While some players are able to escape from such hell—including Cody Blick, who bounced back from having his clubs stolen to shoot a final-round 63—for others, they are victims of inexorable fates. Case in point: the plight of Patrick Sullivan. Sullivan, a 35-year-old journeyman who missed 20 of 23 cuts on the Web.com Tour last season, looked to be in fine standing to retain Web status for 2019, in 23rd place heading…

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Kyle Lowry held scoreless as Toronto Raptors upended by Milwaukee Bucks

10:59 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN TORONTO — With 90 seconds to go in Sunday’s showdown between the top two teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks, the ball found its way to Kyle Lowry in the corner for a wide-open shot. As the Raptors clung to a 97-94 lead, it offered Toronto a chance to double its advantage, help finish off what had become a comeback from a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit and lead Toronto to a league-leading 22nd win of the season. But Lowry missed…

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Lee Smith and Harold Baines Tapped for Hall of Fame

It has become harder in recent seasons for relief pitchers to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and designated hitters have historically had an extremely high bar to clear. But Cooperstown opened its doors to both on Sunday with the election of Lee Smith and Harold Baines by the Hall of Fame’s Today’s Game Era committee. Smith, a closer primarily for the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals, was unanimously elected by the 16-person committee. Baines, a designated hitter who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox,…

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Watch: Rishabh Pant stays in Pat Cummins’ ear through R Ashwin over

Rishabh Pant has been key for India during the opening Test against Australia taking 10 catches. (Source: AP) Rishabh Pant remained a livewire during the opening session on the fifth day of the opening Test between India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval much to the amusement of the commentators and the listeners. However, Australia’s Pat Cummins may have differing views on that with Pant continuing to chat from behind the stumps as R Ashwin went by his over without conceding a run. Australia are chasing 323 runs to win…

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India close in as Bumrah ends Shaun Marsh’s fight

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018, 07:47 AM Jasprit Bumrah claimed the big wicket of Shaun Marsh. © Getty India continued to maintain the upper hand in the Adelaide Test as they went into Lunch on the final day four wickets away from going 1-0 up in the series. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah picked a wicket each in the first session with the latter getting the big wicket of Shaun Marsh. The left-hander had led Australia’s resistance with a patient 60 before…

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Somerville out, Will Young in: New Zealand’s squad for Sri Lanka Tests

The offspinner William Somerville who played a starring role on debut as New Zealand beat Pakistan last week has not been included to play the upcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka. The 13-man squad that was announced on Monday had only one slow bowler in it – Ajaz Patel, who claimed a five-wicket haul in a dramatic four-run victory in Abu Dhabi last month. Meanwhile, 26-year old opening batsman Will Young earned his maiden-call up to international cricket. He was told of the development soon after scoring a century…

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Amari Cooper Lifts Cowboys Over Eagles for Fifth Straight Victory

Is a division title worth a first-round pick? If so, then the people who castigated the Dallas Cowboys for paying such a high price for Amari Cooper may owe Jerry Jones an apology. Cooper, the 24-year-old wide receiver whose hotly debated acquisition has spurred a revival in the Cowboys’ offense, had 217 receiving yards, including a shocking play in overtime in which he plucked a tipped ball out of the air and ran it into the end zone, securing a 29-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles that all but settled…

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