Patrick Doyle is the best hockey player in the world of the week

12:32 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week, celebrating the player that has the best stats, impact or storyline to earn the honor. To nominate someone, please email us here by midnight on Monday each week. Photos and context are encouraged! Our current leader for the Norris Trophy had himself a week for the first-place Flames. Giordano had three goals and five assists in four games to help the Flames to a perfect week. That included a three-assist game in a win…

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PSG visit 2022 World Cup stadium in Al Wakra

PSG's Thomas Meunier believes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would benefit from having stadiums close together for a better atmosphere after visiting the Al Wakrah Stadium. Source link

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Kuchar rises, Spieth slides in world rankings

Matt Kuchar climbed 10 spots to No. 22 in the official world golf rankings released Monday, a day after the 40-year-old claimed his second victory of the PGA Tour season at the Sony Open in Honolulu. Jordan Spieth failed to make the weekend for the second consecutive tournament, leading to a drop a spot to No. 18. That marks the Texan’s lowest ranking since December of 2013, according to the Golf Channel’s Will Gray. Spieth is outside of the top 17 in the world rankings for the first time since…

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Koepka targets world No. 1 spot in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Brooks Koepka admitted he is gunning for the world number one ranking as he prepares to take part in the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. The American, who is ranked second in the world after winning the US Open and the PGA Championship last year, lost top spot to his closest rival Justin Rose when he failed to finish inside the top-eight in the Tournament of Champions earlier this month. “I’m thinking about it. It’s always nice to be the best in the…

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Orlando, Clermont among sites for 2020 amateur disc-golf world championships

Hundreds of disc-golf competitors from more than 20 countries will flock to Central Florida next year for an invitation-only event that local organizers expect to carve out a niche in the thriving sports tourism industry. The Professional Disc Golf Association recently announced the 2020 amateur world championships — a five-day competition — will be held at nine courses in Orlando, Clermont and DeBary. Landing the event is a payoff for investments Orange and Lake counties and other jurisdictions have made to add tournament-caliber courses in parks used for the increasingly…

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Jordan Spieth drops to his lowest World Ranking point in five years following missed cut at Sony Open

Jordan Spieth walked off the course on Friday at the Sony Open encouraged with how he finished, battling to the end to card a four-under 66 at Waialae C.C.. The problem was, his week was finished, as Spieth missed his second consecutive cut on tour thanks to an opening-round 73 that he couldn’t overcome. RELATED: Jordan Spieth on new drop rule: “Honestly it’s like a frustrating asterisk” While there’s little doubt the three-time major winner will eventually turn it around, the back-to-back Friday trunk slams are still slightly concerning. Since…

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Bhuvneshwar, and the rhythm hunt in a World Cup year

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished 2018 with his worst figures ever in the 50-over format © Getty Bhuvneshwar Kumar revealed on Monday that he hadn’t been a “100 per cent” for any of the Tests against Australia. It put an end to a lot of speculation regarding why he didn’t even seem to come close to being picked in the playing XI for any of the Tests, including on the green pitch in Perth. It also brought some closure to the ambiguity that’s surrounded the lanky swing…

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‘Rishabh Pant very much part of our World Cup plans’ – MSK Prasad

Rishabh Pant is “very much” part of India’s World Cup plans and his absence from the ODI squad currently taking on Australia is because he needed rest, according to MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors. “Rishabh Pant played three T20Is and four Test matches in Australia and that had an impact on his body,” Prasad told PTI. “He needed complete rest for two weeks and then we will take a call on how many matches he will play against England Lions. Let me put it straight, he is very much…

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Jofra Archer on England’s World Cup radar, says Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles has confirmed Jofra Archer‘s “hat will be in the ring” for England selection ahead of the World Cup. But Giles, the new managing director of England men’s cricket and, as a result, a selector, said he would have to talk to the others on the panel, notably national selector Ed Smith, before a final decision was taken. He also sounded a note of caution over expectations of Archer, who has played only 14 List A games, suggesting it would be unfair to expect “some sort of messiah” if…

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Andy Murray retirement: Rafael Nadal says former world number one is ‘suffering’

Nadal and Murray are friends off the court and posed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as part of New Year’s celebrations at the Brisbane Open last week Andy Murray’s impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is “suffering”, says long-time rival Rafael Nadal. The 31-year-old Briton announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. “When you are going on court without a clear goal because you cannot move well and you have pain, then…

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