Rafa Helps Flood Victims | ATP World Tour

Rafael Nadal has opened the doors of his tennis academy to his fellow Mallorcans after devastating rains and flash flooding caused at least 10 deaths and catastrophic damage on the Spanish island. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited the island Wednesday and declared a “zone of catastrophe”. The town of Sant Lloreç des Cardassar, where more than 200 people had to flee their homes, was especially hard hit. Nadal responded to the emergency by providing accommodation for at least 50 people at the  Rafael Nadal Academy by Movistar. “Today is…

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Who’s to Blame for the Jimmy Butler Trade Mess?

Want Marc Stein’s N.B.A. insights sent directly to your inbox? Sign up here for our weekly N.B.A. newsletter. ——- Every delicious curiosity the N.B.A. can conceivably dish at the start of the season is being swallowed up by one nagging question: When will the Minnesota Timberwolves trade Jimmy Butler? Answer: Not until the Minnesota owner Glen Taylor finds the gumption to override his own legendary indecisiveness and go through with a deal when a perfectly good one presents itself. I reported last Wednesday that the Wolves and the Miami Heat…

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Ajink in the armour: Rahane’s fading aura

Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Hyderabad | Updated: October 11, 2018 3:05:47 am After averaging over 43 in each of his first four seasons in Test cricket, Rahane’s averages in 2017 and 2018 read 34.62 and 26.07 respectively. (PTI Photo) Southampton, England, the fourth Test. The game that would eventually break India’s spine and tilt the series the other way. India had just come back from the dead to win the previous Test to make it 1-2 and the match and series were on the line. Ajinkya Rahane was in…

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Allen Hurns of Dallas Cowboys — Call criticism not shot at Dak Prescott

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns defended the comment he made to ESPN’s Josina Anderson about a play call that led to a Dak Prescott interception in last weekend’s loss to the Houston Texans. According to Anderson, Hurns said the decision to run deep curls against two-man coverage on third-and-8 from the Dallas 32, “is the worst play call that you would make.” Prescott’s pass to Deonte Thompson was tipped and ended up getting intercepted by Justin Reid. “I didn’t question,” Hurns said. “Everyone knows that’s not…

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Challenger Vault: David Ferrer | ATP World Tour

Next year, David Ferrer will close the book on his illustrious career, as the former World No. 3 prepares to hang up his racquet after 19 seasons on the ATP World Tour. But last week, the 36-year-old had one final chapter to write in 2018 as he kicked off his farewell tour. Over the years, Ferrer has found a second home in Mexico and his visit to the ATP Challenger Tour event in Monterrey was no exception. A four-time champion at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, the Spanish veteran…

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CoA discusses communication issues with Indian team management, Australia tour

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 11, 2018 2:51:46 am The CoA met Shastri, Kohli and Rohit Sharma along with the selection panel. (AP Photo) The Committee of Administrators (CoA) Wednesday met the Indian team management to discuss the communication issues, take stock of the England debacle and draw a blueprint for the upcoming Australia tour. The meeting was significant as it has become clear in recent times that the national selection committee, led by MSK Prasad, is not on the same page as the team management comprising…

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Justin Thomas Backs Furyk, Says He Knew of Spieth Pairing Weeks Before Ryder Cup

Whatever credibility left in Patrick Reed‘s comments to the New York Times—where he said he was ‘blindsided’ by not being paired with Jordan Spieth at the Ryder Cup—took another hit when Justin Thomas said Wednesday that he knew he’d be paired with Spieth weeks before the competition. “That was something that had obviously been talked about in advance,” Thomas told reporters at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, where he’s playing this week at the site of his first PGA Tour victory. “But all I was worried about, what I knew,…

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Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra indicted for drugs, threats

A grand jury in New Jersey indicted former baseball star Lenny Dykstra on drug and other charges stemming from an altercation with an Uber driver in May. The indictment handed up Tuesday charges the former Major League Baseball all-star with cocaine and methamphetamine possession, and making terroristic threats. All three are third-degree crimes and punishable by up to five years in prison. Dykstra claimed the driver threatened and tried to kidnap him early on the morning of May 23 after Dykstra asked to change the trip’s destination. At a news…

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CBS Sports extends agreement to air PGA Championship through 2030

CBS Sports and the PGA of America have agreed to a 11-year deal from 2020-30 in which CBS Sports will continue its broadcast coverage of the PGA Championship, which it has aired since 1991. The deal also loops in ESPN and ESPN+ for coverage of the first two rounds. The network will also offer early coverage on the weekend along with featured group and featured hole coverage. ESPN will be taking the place TNT formerly held in providing additional coverage of the PGA Championship. For CBS Sports, this is the…

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Chris Sale to start Game 1, David Price Game 2 for Boston Red Sox in ALCS

BOSTON — Red Sox manager Alex Cora is sticking with David Price, saying Wednesday that the left-hander will start Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston, despite a history of playoff struggles. Carlos Correa said there has been a domino effect of his back pain in other areas, notably in his obliques, as he tries to avoid doing things that make his back hurt. Speaking on MLB Network radio a day after the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in the AL Division Series, Cora said he plans to…

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