Campenaerts targeting WorldTour-level time trial wins in 2019

Reigning Belgian and European time trial champion Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) will continue to concentrate on time trial victories next season, but says that he also wants to try his hand at getting away in more breakaways. Related Articles Since taking the bronze medal in the elite men’s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, in September – behind Australia’s Rohan Dennis and Dutchman Tom Dumoulin – Campenaerts has also made clear his intention to try to break Bradley Wiggins’ Hour Record of 54.526km, which was set…

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Snedeker back at Australian Open for 1st time since 2007

SYDNEY (AP) — Brandt Snedeker hasn’t played the Australian Open since 2007 but the memory of his costly mistake in the final round hasn’t faded. Snedeker lost by a shot to Craig Parry when he called a penalty on himself on the 14th hole of the final round at The Australian Golf Club because the ball moved as he tried to shift some twigs around it. “It was a no-brainer penalty,” Snedeker said. A nine-time winner on the PGA Tour, Snedeker is joined by fellow Americans Matt Kuchar, who won…

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Buster’s MLB Buzz — Time for Giants to decide what to do with Madison Bumgarner

The timing of Farhan Zaidi’s hiring by the San Francisco Giants could not be better for an organization that probably needs a clear-eyed examination of its most treasured on-field asset. It would be too much to ask some in the ownership group or front office to wholly separate themselves emotionally from Madison Bumgarner, who played an important role in two championships, in 2010 and 2012, before almost single-handedly carrying the group to a third title in 2014. Just in case the passing years have muddied your memory of 2014, there…

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Women umpires breaking glass ceiling, one match at a time

Written by Sandip G | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2018 11:09:38 am Women match officials N Janani (L) worked for an IT company, while Vrinda Rathi is also a fitness instructor. For Vrinda Rathi, the journey from Chennai to Puducherry on the sprawling East Coast Road last week felt excruciatingly slow, like the world in front of her had shrunk. She kept peering at her watch, the needles seemed stuck. Around 1,000 miles away, in Raipur, N Janani was pacing the balcony of her hotel room. She hit…

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Roundup: Second time Champ?

Recap of the day   Morning wave: This tight track is no good for big-hitting Cameron Champ, right? Uh-uh. The 2019 phenom smashed a sensational 62 to set the clubhouse target on 12-under 130 and he was far from alone in going super low. Whee Kim’s 63 got him into a big tie for second on 11-under 131 alongside Danny Lee (66), Dominic Bozzelli (67), defending champion Patton Kizzire (66) and 2008 winner Brian Gay (also 63).   Afternoon wave: One man not only kept pace with the morning starters…

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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo says Manchester United loss came ‘at best possible time’

The ESPN FC explain how Juventus can right the ship and get a result against an in-form Milan side. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo put a positive spin on his team’s first loss of the season. Ronaldo, who has been playing and scoring regularly despite facing a rape allegation in the United States, gave his team the lead in a Champions League clash against former club Manchester United on Wednesday, but Juve still dramatically fell 2-1 after late goals handed the Premier League side the points. The Serie A leaders, who…

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Alex Saucedo: The Time is Near

Saucedo to Challenge WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice Hooker, Nov. 16 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at Midnight ET BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2018) — Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo grew up in Oklahoma City, a short bike ride from the Chesapeake Energy Arena. It was called the Ford Center back then, but Saucedo always dreamed of headlining a world title fight in his hometown. Saucedo will get that chance on Friday, Nov. 16 when he challenges WBO junior welterweight champion…

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2018 Brazilian Grand Prix – What time does it start? And how can I watch?

9:01 AM ET ESPN staff Lewis Hamilton may have wrapped up the 2018 drivers’ title last time out in Mexico but the constructors’ championship is still up for grabs as Formula One heads to Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ferrari needs to outscore Mercedes by 13 points in Brazil for the battle to go down to the season finale in Abu Dhabi and to stop the German manufacturer from winning a fifth constructors’ title in a row this weekend. Max Verstappen has been F1’s in-form man in recent…

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The N.B.A.’s Playground-Style All-Star Draft Will Be Televised, This Time

Want Marc Stein’s N.B.A. insights sent directly to your inbox? Sign up for our weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. —— The National Basketball Association and the N.B.A. Players Association have agreed to televise the playground-style draft in which two captains will select their squads for the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., according to two people familiar with the plans. A firm date for the televised draft has not yet been established, but Jan. 30 and 31 have emerged as two potential targets for a TNT broadcast, according to the people,…

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Lloyd Pope embraces life changing time as Big Bash comes calling

He’s been compared to Shane Warne and proclaimed a saviour of Australian cricket, all before his 19th birthday. But rather than being overawed by it all, legspinner Lloyd Pope is embracing his life-changing experiences as he turns heads with his leg-breaks and wrong ‘uns. Pope burst onto the global scene with his remarkable figures of 8 for 35 against England in the Under-19 World Cup quarter-final, pulling Australia back from the brink of elimination in a manner Warne would have been proud of. Then in just his second first-class match…

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