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NFL round-up: Patriots win at death as Falcons thrash Raiders

Nick Folk field-goal keeps Patriots playoff hopes aliveLas Vegas lose second game in row as Atlanta romp homeNick Folk kicked a 50-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots rallied in the second half to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20…

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Broncos will play Saints with no quarterback due to Covid-19 concerns

Denver go into Sunday’s game without any full-time QBsCovid concerns mean all Broncos quarterbacks must isolateThe Denver Broncos won’t have any of their four quarterbacks available on Sunday when they face the New Orleans Saints because of coronavirus…

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Deshaun Watson dazzles on Thanksgiving as Texans beat Lions

Houston Texans 41-25 Detroit LionsWatson throws four touchdowns, including two to Will FullerDeshaun Watson had a pair of go-ahead touchdown passes in the first half and threw for two more scores in the fourth quarter to help the Houston Texans pull aw…

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Alabama’s Saban to miss rivalry game with Auburn after positive Covid-19 test

Head coach experiencing mild symptoms of virusCrimson Tide set to face arch-rivals on Saturday in Iron BowlCoach Nick Saban of No1 Alabama has tested positive for Covid-19 just days before the Iron Bowl with their arch-rivals Auburn.Team physician Dr J…

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Cowboys cancel practice after coach Markus Paul rushed to hospital

Strength coach had ‘medical emergency’ at team facility54-year-old’s condition is not related to Covid-19The Dallas Cowboys canceled practice on Tuesday after what the club said was a medical emergency involving one of their strength and conditioning c…

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‘I have to do a better job’: Tom Brady rues errors in Buccaneers’ loss to Rams

Los Angeles Rams 27-24 Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrady throws two touchdowns as Rams lead NFC WestJared Goff likes how the Los Angeles Rams are shaping up. “We can be as good as we want to be, honestly,” the fifth-year quarterback said after Monday night’s 2…

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Pope salutes NBA ‘champions’ for work on racial justice during Vatican meeting

Pope Francis invited players to Vatican City for receptionNBA players led protests against social injustice this summerPope Francis lauded a delegation of NBA players who met him at the Vatican on Monday as “champions” and said he supported their work …

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Tiger Woods to play alongside 11-year-old son Charlie at Florida tournament

PNC Championship pairs major champions with their childrenCharlie Woods has attracted attention because of smooth swingTiger Woods still has one tournament left this year that may feel as big as any as he has played in before.The PNC Championship annou…

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Timberwolves select Anthony Edwards with No 1 pick in delayed NBA draft

Timberwolves choose Georgia freshman with top overall pickWarriors take Wiseman at No 2 after Thompson suffers leg injuryNBA draft 2020 – as it happenedAnthony Edwards paid tribute to his mother and grandmother. Onyeka Okongwu recalled his brother. Obi…

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Dortmund’s Gio Reyna leads way as young USA team thrash Panama

Reyna becomes USMNT’s third-youngest scorerAmerican line-up has average age of 22 in 6-2 victoryNicholas Gioacchini and Sebastian Soto both scored their first two international goals, Gio Reyna got his first and a young United States team routed Panama…

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Chris Paul to join Phoenix Suns from Oklahoma City Thunder in blockbuster trade

Thunder receive haul of players and first-round pickSuns have promising team but last made playoffs in 2010Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he’ll play alongside one of the league’s most dynamic young …

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Brady and Buccaneers bounce back thanks to Jones’s record touchdown run

Green Bay Packers struggle past lowly Jacksonville JaguarsDetroit Lions beat Washington with last-gasp field goalTom Brady threw for 341 yards and was involved in four touchdowns, Ronald Jones had a franchise-record 98-yard touchdown run, and the Tampa…

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Philip Rivers passes Dan Marino in record books as Colts clip Titans

Colts win 34-17 over Titans to claim first place in AFC SouthRivers passes Marino for fifth-most passing yards in historyPhilip Rivers threw for 308 yards and a touchdown, and Nyheim Hines scored twice as the Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titan…

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Gio Reyna among six debutants as youthful USA held to draw by Wales

Teenager Gio Reyna among six US players who made debutsUnited States play first international match since FebruaryGio Reyna followed his father and mother onto US national soccer teams, showing an insightful passing ability similar to his dad’s, and th…

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Cleveland’s Shane Bieber, Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer win Cy Young Awards

Bieber takes Cy Young after winning AL’s pitching Triple CrownBauer becomes first ever Cincinnati pitcher to take NL honorShane Bieber and Trevor Bauer love to talk pitching. They bonded as teammates with the Cleveland Indians, and stayed in touch afte…

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Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger among four Steelers added to Covid-19 list

Roethlisberger’s availability for Sunday’s game is uncertainSteelers have an 8-0 record for first time in franchise historyThe Pittsburgh Steelers’ pursuit of a perfect season has a new opponent in Covid-19.A day after NFL’s last unbeaten team placed t…

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Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger among four Steelers added to Covid-19 list

Roethlisberger’s availability for Sunday’s game is uncertainSteelers have an 8-0 record for first time in franchise historyThe Pittsburgh Steelers’ pursuit of a perfect season has a new opponent in Covid-19.A day after NFL’s last unbeaten team placed t…

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NFL round-up: Lamar Jackson shines in Baltimore Ravens’ record-setting win

Ravens set record with 31st straight game of 20-plus pointsJones, Giants hold on to beat Washington for second winCook rushes for career-high 206 yards as Minnesota cruiseLamar Jackson turned up the tempo in the second half Sunday and then went right b…

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Sané and Lewandowski seal Klassiker victory for Bayern over Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski was on target again, taking his tally to 11 league goals this season, as Bayern Munich came from behind to win 3-2 at old rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday.Lewandowski, who played for Dortmund between 2010 and 20…

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NBA players approve plan to start 72-game season on 22 December

NBPA board votes to start 2020-21 season on 22 DecemberDraft is 18 November; training camp to begin on 1 DecemberThe National Basketball Players Association voted Thursday to support the notion of starting this coming season on 22 December, the date th…