Matteo Trentin: Turning adversity into triumph

Matteo Trentin finished his first season with Mitchelton-Scott on a high note after getting off to a rough start with a crash at Paris-Roubaix that fractured his spine and knocked him out of competition for more than two months. The 29-year-old Italian strongman was able to bounce back from the disastrous spring, however, to win the European Championships road race in Glasgow in August and then add another win at the Tour of Guangxi late last month. Related Articles Before he even got his inaugural season with the Australian WorldTour team…

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U.S. Is Back in Fed Cup Final, but Its Stars Are Not

A year ago, the United States captured its first Fed Cup championship since 2000, with a 3-2 win over Belarus in Minsk. Sloane Stephens, fresh off her United States Open victory, and CoCo Vandeweghe, who had just ascended into the world’s top 10 for the first time, led the way for the Americans. This weekend, the United States again will play in the final of the Fed Cup, this time against the Czech Republic in Prague. But unlike last year, simply filling out the team has proved to be an…

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Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille explains why gambling revenue could affect NHL ticket prices

6:39 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The National Hockey League and its teams have been quick to embrace legalized sports wagering in the U.S. after the Supreme Court ruled in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional. The league has partnered with MGM Resorts as its “official sports wagering partner,” and it announced on Monday that FanDuel is an “official sports betting partner of the league.” The New Jersey Devils have a sponsorship deal with FanDuel and two spaces that encourage wagering at Prudential Center…

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Dirk Nowitzki Knew LeBron Would Pass Him, but He’s Still Gunning for Wilt

DALLAS — The Dirk Nowitzki Farewell Tour is not yet underway in Dallas — for at least three reasons. For starters, Nowitzki is still recovering from an inflamed tendon in his left foot that flared up in the midst of his comeback from ankle surgery in April. There is also too much angst about the floundering Cowboys for the locals to fret too much (yet) about the Mavericks’ 3-7 start. And then there’s the biggest reason: Nowitzki has not definitively stated that this season will be his last. He has…

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Nikola Jokic of Denver Nuggets fined $25K for postgame comments

NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview. Jokic was fined for using an anti-gay slur, saying “no h—, he’s longer than you expect” when asked by reporters about Wendell Carter Jr. after the Nuggets’ overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 31. The fine was handed down Wednesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Source link

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Dolphins’ Reshad Jones has no regrets about not re-entering Sunday’s game

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones is adamant that he has no regrets from Sunday when he decided against returning to his team’s 13-6 win over the New York Jets despite playing just 10 first quarter snaps. “I’ve never been a quitter,” Jones said. “I’ve been here nine years, playing my ass off for this team, never been a quitter, never will.” The issue came after Jones was taken out by defensive coordinator Matt Burke before the Dolphins fourth defensive series. Burke was rotating starting defensive…

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Vance Joseph of Denver Broncos ‘disappointed’ in Demaryius Thomas’ comments

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph responded to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas‘ critical remarks this week about the team’s handling of his trade to the Houston Texans, saying that Thomas is “no longer a Bronco” and that both sides need to move on. Thomas, who was traded to Houston just before the league’s deadline last week, appeared Monday on the Broncos’ radio partner, 760 AM. In addition to discussing the trade, Thomas expressed his frustration about the potential of losing playing time to Denver’s younger receivers as well…

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Tyler Ervin – Unsigned Free Agent – 2018 Player Profile

Pos Role Name QB 1 Colin Kaepernick Out of FB Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL is headed to trial after an independent arbitrator refused the league’s request for a summary judgement. It means the arbitrator believed Kap’s legal team presented enough evidence for the case to move forward. A trial could apparently take place during the season. That would be the last thing the besieged shield needs. Profootballtalk reported last October that Kaepernick is seeking to trigger a clause that would invalidate…

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Bowling depth gives India an edge

Written by Vishal Menon | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2018 3:55:50 am Twenty-year-old Khaleel Ahmed has provided India with a reliable left-arm medium pace option to complement a line-up which includes Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. (Source: PTI) A stunned silence descended upon Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium. Out in the middle, Shai Hope, the young Barbadian batting sensation, had just launched Bhuvneshwar Kumar over his head for a six off only the fourth delivery of the innings. However, from the other end, Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm rookie pacer from Rajasthan,…

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De Minaur Through To The Last Four | ATP World Tour

Alex de Minaur became the second player to guarantee his spot in the last four of the Next Gen ATP Finals on Wednesday, defeating 2017 finalist Andrey Rublev 4-1, 3-4(5), 4-1, 4-2. “It was great. I knew coming in it was going to be a really tough match and I was going to have to play some really good tennis and not leave too many balls short because his forehand is seriously one of the most dangerous weapons out there on the Tour,” De Minaur said. “I’m really happy with…

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