Oman extend unbeaten run; Karim, Odhiambo star in Kenya’s win

Oman held on in a nervy finish behind Jatinder Singh‘s 73 to maintain their unbeaten run with a three-wicket win over Denmark. In a game which had sloppy fielding from both sides, Denmark paid dearest for dropping Jatinder twice – on 5 and 19 – as he went on to anchor Oman’s chase of Denmark’s 154. It arguably should have been a much smaller target and a less taxing chase but the hosts were guilty of a number of drops that allowed Denmark off the hook after being under pressure…

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ATP Finals: Kevin Anderson thrashes Kei Nishikori for second win

Five best shots from ’embarrassing’ Nishikori defeat against Anderson ATP Finals Venue: O2 Arena, London Dates: 11-18 November Coverage: Follow live coverage across BBC TV, radio, the BBC Sport website & mobile app. Live text commentary available on selected matches. Kevin Anderson is in a strong position to qualify for the semi-finals after beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-0 6-1 to claim his second ATP Finals win. The South African, 32, comfortably won the first set to love in just 32 minutes at the O2 Arena in London. Anderson, ranked sixth…

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Tommy Fleetwood admits he faces ‘a tall order’ to overhaul Francesco Molinari and win Race to Dubai

Tommy Fleetwood admits he faces a “massively tall order” to overhaul Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari and win the Race to Dubai for the second year in succession. Fleetwood trails Open champion Molinari by more than a million points and needs to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai to have a chance of being crowned European number one again. And even that would not be enough if the other half of the ‘Moliwood’ pair, who became the first European duo to win all four matches together at…

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Bowlers set up South Africa’s win over Sri Lanka

ICC WOMEN’S WORLD T20, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018, 09:53 AM South Africa over came rain and a nervous start to their chase to see off Sri Lanka © ICC South Africa women rode on the fine performance of their bowlers – led by Shabnim Ismal (3-10 in 4 overs) – in a rain-interrupted fixture against Sri Lanka in St. Lucia on Tuesday. Having struck early in the innings, South Africa managed to restrict their opponents to just 99 for 8 in 20 overs, and chased…

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Ismail, Kapp power South Africa to win in opening game

South Africa women 102 for 3 (Kapp 38, van Niekerk 33*) beat Sri Lanka women 99 for 8 (Ismail 3-10) by seven wickets Shabnim Ismail is pumped up after taking a wicket Getty Images Fast bowlers Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp put up what captain Dane van Niekerk described as a “pace clinic” as South Africa opened their tournament with a seven-wicket win. The fast bowlers bowled three overs each in the Powerplay after Sri Lanka had been put in, conceding only 16 during that period and grabbing a wicket each,…

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Henrik Lundqvist Shuts Down Vancouver and Gets a Milestone Win

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots to lead the surging Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored to help Lundqvist get his 437th career win, tying Jacque Plante for seventh on the N.H.L.’s career list. The Rangers improved to 6-0-1 in their last seven games. Lundqvist made two big saves against Elias Pettersson, Vancouver’s standout rookie, in the closing seconds to preserve the win. Vancouver’s Nikolay Goldobin scored the first goal of the game, and Jacob Markstrom made 25…

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In N.H.L. Concussion Settlement, Owners Win the Fight

There were different legal realities, too. In the N.F.L. case, hundreds of civil actions that about 5,000 players brought were consolidated in the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania. The N.F.L. actively supported that move, and the judge overseeing the case, Anita B. Brody, appointed a well-known mediator to bring the sides together. Just four months after oral arguments in April 2013, an initial deal was announced covering all 20,000 or so retired players. The former hockey players, meanwhile, won several early decisions in court, but the N.H.L. opposed…

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Kirstie Gordon stars with ball as England shake off rust with seven-wicket win

England 64 for 3 (Jones 28*, Sciver 23) beat Bangladesh 76 for 9 (Ayasha 39, Gordon 3-16) by seven wickets – DLSScorecard England’s women overcame a top-order wobble, and another dramatic flurry of St Lucian rain late in their run-chase, to get their World T20 campaign up and running with a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh at Gros Islet. They were set a sub-par 77 after a hit-and-miss performance from Bangladesh, but England took their time to calibrate the appropriate response in tricky, tacky conditions, as Danni Wyatt was pinned lbw…

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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani beats Yankees’ duo to win AL Rookie of the Year

Shohei Ohtani became the fourth Japanese-born player to win Rookie of the Year, as the Los Angeles Angels‘ two-way sensation beat out New York Yankees duo Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the American League award. Ohtani earned 25 of 30 first-place votes to run away with the award. The other five votes went to Andujar, who finished as runner-up. “Accomplishing something this special my first year means a whole lot to me,” Ohtani told MLB Network through a translator. “Especially, I think it means a whole lot for people…

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Transgender athlete Rachel McKinnon faced death threats and abuse after historic win

Transgender athlete Rachel McKinnon faced death threats and abusive messages after her world title win. McKinnon became the first trans woman to win at the track worlds when she took gold in the women’s 35-44 sprint in California last month. But after winning at the UCI Masters Track Cycling worlds in Los Angeles, McKinnon received an onslaught of online abuse. McKinnon, who was born a biological male but identifies as a trans woman, told Canadian outlet CTV News: “It’s hard to get death threats and not read that as hurtful.…

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