ATP Unveils ‘ATP Cup’ Team Event For 2020 Season | ATP World Tour

The ATP and Tennis Australia today officially unveiled the ATP Cup – a new team competition to kickstart the men’s tennis season from 2020. The tournament, which was announced during the Nitto ATP Finals in London, will be played across three Australian cities over ten days in the lead up to the Australian Open and will feature teams from 24 countries. World No. 1 and President of the ATP Player Council Novak Djokovic was among the players who joined ATP Executive Chairman & President Chris Kermode and Craig Tiley, CEO…

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Jason Kelce says lack of accountability at root of Eagles’ struggles this season

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles center Jason Kelce has seen a drop in accountability from last year’s Super Bowl team, brought on in part by the departure of some key veterans. Speaking about what is ailing the 4-5 Eagles, Kelce offered an extensive, nuanced response during a conversation with reporters following Wednesday’s practice that kept returning to a central theme — accountability. “Last year, it just seemed like everybody was clicking. We had guys like Brent Celek who had been here a long time who was very accountable, Torrey Smith who had…

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A hectic season of change across television

Televised golf tends to move slowly on the macrolevel and quickly on the microlevel. Watching a TV crew produce tournament coverage up close is an impressive site; dozens of decisions are made every minute. If more golf fans could see that, it would give them a more balanced perspective of the weekly coverage. On the macrolevel, however, the industry moves slowly. The major network crews experience less turnover than Democrat-controlled congressional districts in New York and San Francisco, and the industry is slow to adapt to new technologies that improve…

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MLB — Jacob DeGrom’s Cy Young-worthy season goes way beyond wins

The Cy Young Award is given to the best pitcher in each league. Voting for the 2018 National League award winner might codify how pitchers are assessed to be “the best” in this day and age of baseball analysis. Pitcher wins are no longer considered the be-all, end-all in terms of pitching stats, or even the second-most important along with ERA. There are far more ways to evaluate pitchers today. And if New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom wins the NL award Wednesday, it will be clear those other metrics…

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Seattle NHL group remains confident arena will be ready for 2020-21 season

SEATTLE — The potential owners of an NHL expansion franchise in Seattle remain confident arena renovations will be completed in time for the 2020-21 season. NHL Seattle said Monday that ownership recognizes the ability to start play in 2020 is dependent on KeyArena renovations being finished on time. The group says it will work closely with the NHL to keep the league informed of progress. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters in Toronto that he expects the Board of Governors to decide on Seattle expansion during a Dec. 3-4 meeting…

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Lexi Thompson, caddie part ways ahead of LPGA season finale, according to report

A trying year for Lexi Thompson has taken one final twist ahead of this week’s LPGA season finale. Thompson and caddie Kevin McAlpine have parted ways, according to Golfweek. RELATED: Lexi Thompson opens up about her struggle with body image While Thompson declined to provide any details, McAlpine confirmed to Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols he would not be on Thompson’s bag for the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples. McAlpine, a former Scottish Amateur champ, began caddying for Thompson in March of 2017 and was by her side when she…

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Lexi splits with caddie ahead of season finale

Lexi Thompson will reportedly head into this week’s LPGA season finale with a fresh face on the bag. According to a Golfweek report, Thompson has parted ways with caddie Kevin McAlpine in advance of the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. McAlpine has been caddying for Thompson since March 2017, having shepherded her through the controversial ball-marking at last year’s ANA Inspiration as well as last year’s season finale, when she missed a 2-foot putt on the final hole for the win. “Kevin is like my best friend,” Thompson…

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Bryan/Sock Voted As Fans’ Favourite In First Season Together | ATP World Tour

A new pair – Americans Mike Bryan and Jack Sock – has been crowned the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourites presented by Moët & Chandon in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards. Bryan previously won this award with his twin brother Bob Bryan from 2005-17. “It feels great to win the Fans’ Favourite,” said Bryan. “It’s been a fun season with Jack. This guy is a human highlight reel so I think the fans love watching the replays of the tweeners and those huge forehands. “Thanks to the ATP for this award.…

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New Zealand players available for full IPL season

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: November 12, 2018 3:17:20 pm Kane Williamson was the highest-run scorer in the last edition of IPL. The New Zealand skipper scored 735 runs in 17 innings and lead Sunrisers Hyderabad to the finals of the tournament. (BCCI/File Photo)  In a significant development, New Zealand Cricket has allowed their players to take part in the entire duration of the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). An announcement to this effect was made Monday by James Wear, GM Commercial, New Zealand Cricket, at a…

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J.R. Todd wins first NHRA Funny Car season title

POMONA, Calif. — J.R. Todd wrapped up his first Funny Car season title Sunday during the first round of Funny Car eliminations in the Auto Club NHRA Finals and went on to win the event. Matt Smith won his third Pro Stock Motorcycle title in the final event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. All of the event winners won season titles, with Steve Torrence winning in Top Fuel and Tanner Gray in Pro Stock. Todd beat Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final with a 3.872-second run…

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