Week 4 fantasy football winners and losers — Mitchell Trubisky paces the QBs in a breakthrough performance — NFL

As we do each week, we recap the week’s winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Check back after the conclusion of the 1 and 4 p.m. ET (and, when applicable, Sunday Night Football) games for our picks of the week’s best and worst. Is Mitchell Trubisky for real? Eric Karabell provides his takeaways on the week’s top fantasy football storylines. Matt Bowen breaks down the tape to glean a deeper understanding of what stood out around the NFL in Week 4. 1…

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W.N.B.A. President Lisa Borders Steps Down for Time’s Up

With the W.N.B.A. on the cusp of union negotiations that could radically reshape its finances for years to come, the league’s president, Lisa Borders, is stepping down after three seasons to become the first chief executive and president of Time’s Up, an advocacy group for women in the workplace. “We are extremely grateful for Lisa’s leadership and tireless commitment to the W.N.B.A.,” N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday in a statement. “This is a natural transition for Lisa knowing what a champion she is for issues involving women’s empowerment and…

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Should selectors have say in India’s final XI?

Written by Sriram Veera | Mumbai | Published: October 3, 2018 5:11:40 am There is no clarity over the selection process of the final eleven when India is playing at home. A day before the Indian team management sits to decide the playing eleven ahead of a Test series, an old question returns: should the selectors be given a role in deciding the final eleven? As things stand, the selectors, headed by MSK Prasad, decide the 15-member squad and the team management – consisting of the captain, vice-captain and coach…

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Why state bodies are lining up to give up their hosting rights

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Published: October 3, 2018 5:05:42 am The CAB, for example, has had standard complimentary ticket allotments to the state sports ministry, police, fire brigade, Kolkata Corporation and other government agencies. A day after the MP Cricket Association said they wouldn’t be interested in hosting the second India-West Indies ODI because of the tiff over complimentary tickets, the Cricket Association of Bengal, too, issued a similar threat regarding the first T20 between the two team scheduled to be played at Eden. The Indian Express…

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Dupont wins Belgian Cup with Binche-Chimay-Binche performance – News Shorts

Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) rode an aggressive race in Tuesday’s Binche-Chimay-Binche, the last in the Napoleon Games Cup series of small Belgian one-day races, to take the overall title. Related Articles With series leader Sean De Bie (Veranda’s Willems-Crelan) abandoning Binche-Chimay-Binche early and second-placed Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) absent, Dupont made it into a breakaway and scored points at the intermediate sprints, which, along with his eighth-place finish, lifted him to the top of the final standings for the second time in his career. Dupont pulled to within five points of De…

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Fed Cup: Great Britain to stage home tie for first time in 25 years

Johanna Konta won both her singles rubbers in Great Britain’s play-off against Japan Great Britain will host a home Fed Cup tie in 2019 for the first time in 25 years. Britain and Poland will share hosting duties for the round-robin event in the top division of the Europe/Africa zone. Bath University will stage the event on 6-9 February, with Britain joined by seven other teams, split into two groups of four. Britain have played in 15 different countries since they last hosted a home tie in May 1993. The…

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MLB releases postseason ad blasting game’s ‘unwritten rules’

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game’s so-called “unwritten rules.” MLB released an advertisement ahead of Tuesday’s postseason opener denouncing the anti-bat flip attitudes of many baseball traditionalists. “Don’t stop and stare. Don’t flip your bat. Respect the jersey,” says a narrator at the start. Meanwhile, the commercial shows Giancarlo Stanton admiring a lengthy home run, Carlos Correa tossing his bat, Mookie Betts flexing and Yasiel Puig wagging his tongue after a daring headfirst slide. It also includes Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrating…

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N.F.L. Suspends Mychal Kendricks Indefinitely for Insider Trading

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks was suspended indefinitely after being found guilty of insider trading, the latest prominent player on the team to be sidelined. The decision, which was confirmed by a person with knowledge of the matter who requested anonymity because it had not yet been announced, comes after Kendricks admitted to the crime in August after charges were filed in the case, which stems from his relationship with a banker at Goldman Sachs who fed him nonpublic information in 2014 about corporate mergers. Kendricks had received $1.2 million…

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Reed’s passion for Ryder Cup turns poisonous

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — What the Americans need is a Ryder Cup team filled with guys like Patrick Reed. As long as Patrick Reed isn’t one of them. Three days on Le Golf National went bad enough for a powerful U.S. team that lost its way off the tee and on the scoreboard. Europe won eight consecutive matches, built a four-point lead going into Sunday’s singles session and never gave the Americans much hope on its way to another victory on home soil. And then Reed managed to make them…

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Jahlil Okafor of New Orleans Pelicans out 1-2 weeks with ankle sprain

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has a sprained right ankle and is expected to miss one to two weeks, the team said Tuesday. Okafor left Sunday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bulls late in the fourth quarter with the injury. He underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed the nature of the injury. Okafor had eight points in 17 minutes on 4-of-7 shooting against the Bulls. Okafor joined New Orleans in August as a free agent with a two-year deal that includes a team option in the second season.…

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