Manchester City Surges Past United, and to a Higher Level

MANCHESTER, England — Leroy Sané took a touch, and flicked the ball to Raheem Sterling. Ashley Young, the Manchester United captain, tracked the pass. Sterling controlled the ball and slipped it back to Sané. Young shuttled back the way he came. Sané waited until he arrived, and then rolled the ball to Phil Foden. Young set off again. Foden back to Sané, Sané to Sterling, around and around, again and again, hypnotic and unstoppable and relentless. In reality, the dance lasted for no more than a minute, but to Young,…

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Vijay Singh’s closing 61 gives him four-stroke win, while Bernhard Langer again wins Charles Schwab Cup

It took Vijay Singh until his 40s to hit his stride on the PGA Tour, so maybe it should be no surprise that it has taken him to his mid 50s to hit his stride on the PGA Tour Champions. Singh, 55, began the final round trailing by six, but posted a 10-under par 61 to win the season-finale Charles Schwab Cup Championship by four at Phoenix (Ariz.) Country Club on Sunday. It was his third win of the season, yet only his fourth on the senior tour. Twenty-two of…

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Avesh Khan picks best of brains to expand repertoire

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Published: November 12, 2018 5:06:47 am Avesh Khan had a rewarding interaction with Dhoni at the Asia Cup in Dubai. Avesh Khan had made one rear off a length and hurried MS Dhoni. His next delivery also cramped the former India captain for room. Dhoni was impressed. Khan was one of the net bowlers, assisting the Indian Asia Cup squad in Dubai. He was going full tilt at the ICC Academy nets. After his batting stint, Dhoni stood near the bowlers’ run-up, keeping…

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Houston Rockets considering cutting Carmelo Anthony, though GM calls reports ‘unfair’

7:35 PM ET Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Adrian Wojnarowski HOUSTON — Despite Rockets general manager Daryl Morey declaring that Carmelo Anthony is the target of “unfair speculation,” the franchise is strongly considering cutting ties with the 10-time All-Star, league sources told ESPN. ESPN reported during Houston’s loss to San Antonio on Saturday night that the Rockets and Anthony are in discussions about his role and how the franchise and…

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Mark Ingram of New Orleans Saints honors injured Dez Bryant with touchdown celebration

CINCINNATI — Dez Bryant wasn’t around long, but he certainly left his mark with his New Orleans Saints teammates. As promised, Saints running back Mark Ingram flashed Bryant’s trademark “X” symbol with his arms in the end zone after scoring on a 28-yard screen pass in the second quarter in Sunday’s 51-14 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. “We were all excited about him being a part of our team,” Ingram said after the game. “Great playmaker, good dude, and we all hated to see what happened on Friday. So we…

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Ranji Trophy 2018: Delhi hope to make most of ‘limited edition’ Ishant Sharma

Written by Vishal Menon | New Delhi | Published: November 12, 2018 5:03:04 am At the moment, it’s not clear as to how many matches he will play. (BCCI Photo) As a junior, Ishant Sharma would change buses and jostle for space in cramped auto-rickshaws to travel from his home in West Patel Nagar to the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. These days, he prefers to drive to the venue whenever he is playing for Delhi in first-class cricket. Over the years, as Ishant has gone from strength to strength to…

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Kuchar hangs on to defeat Lee by one in Mexico

(Reuters) – Matt Kuchar shook off back-to-back bogeys to win his first PGA Tour tournament in more than four years with a one-stroke victory over New Zealand’s Danny Lee at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico on Sunday. Despite the late drama, the 40-year-old Kuchar finished at two-under-par 69 to complete the week at 22-under 262, the lowest 72-hole score in tournament history. Lee shot six-under par 65 to wind up at 21-under 263, equalling the previous tournament record. Americans J.J. Spaun (66) and Richy Werenski (67) tied for third at…

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Karl-Anthony Towns praises departing Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Jimmy Butler — ‘He’s one hell of a player’

6:54 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN MINNEAPOLIS — In the wake of Jimmy Butler‘s reported trade from Minnesota to Philadelphia, Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had only praise for his departing teammate. “He’s one hell of a player,” Towns said Sunday. “I don’t know how many Jimmy Butlers there are in the world, so I think he’ll be missed.” Towns had spent much of the two months following Butler’s trade request shooting down speculation that there was any friction between the two All-Stars. They didn’t work well together on the court, though.…

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The clubs Gaby Lopez used to win the Blue Bay LPGA

Gaby Lopez turned back the No. 1 female player in the world to win the Blue Bay LPGA Championship in China on Saturday despite some shaky play down the stretch that belied her steady play over the first 54 holes. Lopez finished with a one-over-par 73 that was good enough to win by one over Ariya Jutanugarn. Included in that was an interesting final nine that saw Lopez birdie four holes and bogey two on Nos. 10 through 16 before finishing with back-to-back bogeys. Still, the tournament was 72 holes…

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NCA Stadium: A final frontier for Indian cricket

Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Sovima (nagaland) | Updated: November 12, 2018 6:58:53 am Sovima, which houses the NCA Stadium, is almost a boutique village situated next to an affluent part of Dimapur. (Photo: Bharat Sundaresan) “YOU KNOW about the Nagas. I understand the Nagas.” It’s a line that A Rahman has got used to delivering each time he encounters some “ignorant outsider” who tells him about his/her borrowed perception of Nagaland and its people. Rahman’s claim to understanding his people is a valid one, too. Though Assamese in ancestry,…

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