Klaasen/Venus Improve To 1-1 In Group Play | ATP World Tour

Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus held their nerve on Wednesday to record their first victory in Group Llodra/Santoro at the Nitto ATP Finals. The South African-Kiwi tandem improved to 1-1 after the sixth seeds defeated seventh seeds Nikola Mektic of Croatia and Austria’s Alexander Peya 7-6(5), 7-6(5) in one hour and 43 minutes at The O2 in London. Two days on from a Match Tie-break loss to Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, first-time qualifiers Klaasen and Venus were made to work hard for their 39th match win of the season…

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NFL still determined to play Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams game in Mexico City despite field concerns

The NFL is still determined to play next Monday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, league sources told ESPN, despite significant concerns about the poor playing surface. “We are working closely with the field manager at Azteca Stadium and others to ensure that we have an NFL-quality surface for our game, and we are looking forward to kicking off in Mexico City on Monday night,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. One source said he still expects the game will be played…

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Rams’ Jared Goff happy his ‘Halle Berry’ play call was heard by the actress

9:34 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff hoped when coach Sean McVay relayed the “Halle Berry” play call that the stadium would be quiet enough for it to be heard on TV — and for the actress herself to hear it. Mission accomplished. Hold up. @JaredGoff16 @RamsNFL – What is a “Halle Berry”?? 🤔😂 https://t.co/nQyaWHQRrn — Halle Berry (@halleberry) November 11, 2018 Goff…

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India vs West Indies: Lot to play for in dead rubber

By: Express News Service | Chennai | Published: November 11, 2018 2:18:11 am West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer attends a practice session in Chennai on Saturday. On paper, it’s a dead rubber. On Diwali eve, when Rohit Sharma’s firecracker century at Lucknow gave India an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 international series, West Indies had been left with virtually nothing to play for in Chennai. Also, the Chepauk game is coming after a five-day gap due to the Diwali festivities — a seemingly painstaking wait for the visitors.…

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Rob Gronkowski of New England Patriots not expected to play against Tennessee Titans

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has missed two of the past three games because of injuries, is not expected to play in Sunday’s road game against the Titans, sources confirmed to ESPN. Gronkowski, listed as questionable, was limited in practice with back and ankle injuries. The Patriots have a bye after Sunday’s game in Tennessee. If he sits out Sunday, that would give the tight end two straight weeks of not playing to heal up. Gronkowski has 29 receptions for 448 yards and one touchdown this season…

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De Minaur Completes Masterful Group Play Performance In Milan | ATP World Tour

Alex de Minaur arrived at the Fiera Milano on Thursday having already clinched his spot in the last four at the Next Gen ATP Finals. But the Aussie showed that he had no intentions of slowing down, beating Taylor Fritz 4-3(8), 4-1, 4-2 to win Group B. And not only did the Aussie guarantee top spot in his group, but by winning the first two sets, he eliminated Fritz from semi-final contention, meaning 2017 runner-up Andrey Rublev will also move through to the knockout rounds. De Minaur has lost just…

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We’re well-prepared to play without Brunt: Beaumont

INJURY WOES Adam Collins • Last updated on Fri, 09 Nov, 2018, 12:56 AM “As a character around the squad if she had to go home, I think she’d be a big loss.” © Getty A recurring back problem has England Women fretting about Katherine Brunt’s availability for the upcoming Women’s World T20 2018. The 33-year-old pacer was able to only bowl five deliveries in her first over in their warm-up fixture against India before having had to be helped to the England dressing room, following which the England management released a…

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Andy Murray: Britain’s former number one to play Open Sud de France in Montpellier

Andy Murray has not played since reaching the Shenzhen Open quarter-finals in September Andy Murray will play at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier in February. The ATP 250 event takes place between 3 and 10 February, one week after the Australian Open. Britain’s former world number one ended his 2018 season early in September, having only played 12 matches after returning from hip surgery in June. He said he wanted to get “in the best shape possible for the beginning of the 2019 season” and “get back competing…

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Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler won’t play vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler will not play Sunday’s game in Portland, the first of a pair of back-to-back games, coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters at shootaround. Jimmy Butler made it clear that he might sit out one of the Wolves’ next two games, saying, “If I’m nicked up, then you can count on that.” “We’re looking at three (games) in four (nights), so we just want to be smart with that,” Thibodeau said. After Friday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors, Butler had said he would make the…

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