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Carli Lloyd hits again as imperious USA overwhelm Costa Rica in 2019 finale

Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian score in opening minutes of 6-0 winUSA finish 20-1-3 in 2019, ending on 23-match unbeaten streakLloyd scored twice in 3-2 victory over Sweden on ThursdayCarli Lloyd and Morgan Brian scored in the first 10 minutes and Lynn Will…

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Dalvin Cook powers Minnesota Vikings to prime-time road win over Cowboys

Cook runs for 97 yards and go-ahead touchdown in 28-24 winWeek 10 round-up: Ravens rout Bengals, Falcons spring upsetDalvin Cook ran for 97 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down, and had 86 yards receiving to set up three other scores,…

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NFL round-up: Lamar Jackson dazzles as Baltimore Ravens rout Bengals

Jackson tosses three TDs in near-perfect passing performanceJets hold on to beat hapless Giants for Big Apple bragging rightsFalcons stun first-place Saints behind dominant defenseLamar Jackson threw for three touchdowns in a near-perfect passing perfo…

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Frankfurt’s captain sent off for knocking over Freiburg coach, sparking chaos

• Christian Streich sent to ground by David Abraham’s shoulder• ‘At 54 you can be run over by a young buffalo,’ says coachEintracht Frankfurt’s captain, David Abraham, was sent off for knocking over Freiburg’s coach, Christian Streich, as their Bundesl…

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Broadcaster sorry for hockey pundit Don Cherry’s comments on immigrants

Cherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesSportsnet apologized for pundit’s ‘discriminatory’ commentsA Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not …

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Broadcaster sorry for hockey pundit Don Cherry’s comments on immigrants

Cherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesSportsnet apologized for pundit’s ‘discriminatory’ commentsA Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not …

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Patrick Mahomes ready for injury return as Kansas City Chiefs visit Tennessee

Reigning NFL MVP to start on Sunday against TitansMahomes had suffered dislocated kneecap in OctoberPatrick Mahomes will start for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, just over two weeks after the quarterback’s season was jeo…

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Aaron Finch leads Australia thrashing of Pakistan to seal 2-0 T20 series win

• Pakistan 106-8; Australia 109-0 – Australia win by 10 wickets• Dominant bowling performance sets up series-taking victoryAustralia sealed the three-match Twenty20 international series against Pakistan 2-0 and won their eighth straight game in that fo…

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Oakland Raiders edge LA Chargers for second thrilling win in five days

Oakland’s Carr engineers another winning drive in 26-24 winRaiders are squarely in AFC playoff race with 5-4 recordDerek Carr engineered another late winning drive. Karl Joseph delivered the sealing defensive play.It may not have come easy, but the Oak…

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Former Östersund chairman sentenced to three years in prison

• Daniel Kindberg found guilty of funnelling public money to club• Östersund won Swedish Cup during Kindberg’s time in chargeA Swedish court has sentenced the man regarded as the mastermind behind the rise of the Swedish football team Östersund to thre…

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Dak Prescott leads Cowboys to win over Giants after cat stops play

Dallas Cowboys 37-18 New York GiantsPlay stopped after cat invades game during second quarterDak Prescott shook off an interception on his first pass of the game and threw three touchdown passes, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 37-18 victory over the N…

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Relentless Ravens hand Patriots their first loss of the season

New England Patriots 20-37 Baltimore RavensVaunted New England defense unable to stop Baltimore49ers are now only undefeated team in the NFLThe New England Patriots’ unbeaten season came to an end under the weight of their own mistakes and an inability…

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NFL round-up: Dolphins finally get first win of season over struggling Jets

Miami had looked likely to get No1 overall pick in 2020 draftChiefs grab last-gasp win over Vikings thanks to field-goalJacoby Brissett hurt in Colts’ loss to Pittsburgh SteelersRyan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes, two of them to rookie Prest…

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Brescia’s Mario Balotelli threatens to walk off over racist abuse at Verona

Balotelli persuaded to stay on by teammatesForward went on to score in 2-1 Serie A defeatMario Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch during Brescia’s away game against Verona after racist chants were directed at him by sections of the home support…

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Brescia’s Mario Balotelli threatens to walk off over racist abuse at Verona

Balotelli persuaded to stay on by teammatesForward went on to score in 2-1 Serie A defeatMario Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch during Brescia’s away game against Verona after racist chants were directed at him by sections of the home support…

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Canelo Álvarez flattens Sergey Kovalev in 11th to become four-weight champion

Slow-starting Álvarez wins by devastating 11th-round TKOMexican adds WBO light heavyweight title to collectionCanelo Álvarez used a big punch to beat a big fighter.Álvarez landed a left-right late in the 11th round Saturday night, dropping Sergey Koval…

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Stephen Curry to miss three months after undergoing surgery on left hand

Two-time MVP suffered broken hand in Wednesday loss to SunsUpdate on Warriors star’s progress is planned for early FebruaryInjury follows loss of Durant (free agency), Thompson (ACL tear)Stephen Curry will miss at least three months for the ailing Warr…

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Surging 49ers hold off Cardinals behind Jimmy Garoppolo’s four touchdowns

San Francisco win 28-25 to improve to 8-0 on the seasonJimmy Garoppolo tosses for 317 yards and four touchdownsSan Francisco’s game-manager turned into quite the game-changer in an impressive performance.Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 317 yards and four tou…

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Stephen Curry suffers broken hand in Warriors’ latest embarrassing loss

Two-time MVP suffers broken hand in 121-110 loss to PhoenixInjury follows loss of Durant (free agency), Thompson (ACL tear)Harden grabs 59 as Rockets win third-highest scoring game everStephen Curry broke his left hand and became the latest injured War…

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MLS Cup playoffs: Toronto FC end Atlanta’s repeat bid on DeLeon stunner

Nick DeLeon winner completes Toronto FC fightback in AtlantaSounders will host Toronto in MLS Cup final on 10 NovemberToronto back in championship match for third time in four yearsNick DeLeon scored the winning goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westber…