India vs Australia Stats: India win opening Test in Australia for first time

Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to win in South Africa, England and Australia. (Source: AP) India made history at the Adelaide Oval on Monday to win their first-ever opening Test on Australian soil with the 31 run win. Thanks to Indian bowlers’ grit and determination to chip away at the Australian tailenders, India bowled out the hosts for 291 and took a 1-0 lead in the series. In so doing, India won their first Test in Australia in almost a year and continued their impressive record in Adelaide.…

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Supercars rookie quits team after bad year

New Zealand driver Richie Stanaway and Tickford Racing have parted ways after a shocking rookie Supercars season. Stanaway finished 25th in his first full season in the championship, despite starting the year with high hopes after his Sandown 500 victory in 2017 as a co-driver for Cam Waters. The 27-year-old had just one top 10 finish at Winton in May and Tickford announced on Monday the pair had mutually agreed to cancel the final year of his contract with the former Ford factory team. “This decision is mutual, as team…

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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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Cody Blick shoots 63 at Q-school with borrowed clubs after theft

When it comes to golf pros on the bubble of tour status, there is no tournament more important than Q-School. A chance to lock down a spot on the PGA’s developmental Web.com Tour, with an opportunity to secure a hallowed PGA Tour card from there, careers can be started or ended at the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. So, you can imagine just how heartbreaking this sight would be on the Instagram feed of a golfer about to play in the final round of this year’s Q-School. That tragic post belongs…

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Examining surprising Hall calls for Harold Baines, Lee Smith

In an absolutely stunning Hall of Fame announcement Sunday night, the Today’s Game Era Committee elected Lee Smith … and Harold Baines. I just hope this wasn’t the Hall of Fame’s “La La Land/Moonlight” moment. Smith is understandable. He wouldn’t have been my first choice on this 10-person ballot — no general manager in the 1980s or 1990s would have traded Smith for Will Clark or Orel Hershiser — but he did retire in 1997 as the all-time saves leader and still ranks third behind Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman.…

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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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