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Mitchell Starc achieves stunning feat, takes two hat-tricks in same match

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It capped an impressive domestic match for Australia's two Test strike bowlers - Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Starc picked up the wickets of Jason Behrendorff, David Moody and Jono Wells for his second hat-trick. Nathan Lyon gained a couple of vital - and contentious breakthroughs - winning an lbw verdict against Ashton Turner then having D'Arcy Short caught in close off what the umpire adjudged to be an inside-edge onto the pad. Read More »

Bilic Sacked - Moyes To take Over?

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The former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss faces a huge battle to win over fans with the club now 18th in the Premier League. Bilic was appointed in 2015, and led West Ham to seventh in his first campaign, but they dropped to 11th the following season - their first at London Stadium. Read More »

Maple Leafs centre Matthews a game-time decision due to 'general soreness'

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Toronto moves to 9-7-0 on the season. "I felt fine, felt good enough to play". The Knights play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday to conclude the six-game road trip and return home Friday night to host the Winnipeg Jets. A long shot deflected off the skate of Neal as he tussled with a Leafs defender and bounced in past Andersen. The Golden Knights carried most of the play to Toronto in the second period and it paid off when Smith, after the puck careened back in front after deflecting off ... Read More »

Boston has won 8 straight for first time since 2010

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Even with all the talk about a flat Earth and "craving" intellectual minds, Kyrie and the Celtics clearly aren't letting any distractions stop them from winning basketball games. The confidence and lack of fear in Tatum's game were evident in this shot. He tallied 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the win. The most exciting part is that the Celtics really could have been much better. Read More »

Kristaps Porzingis named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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NY is 5-1 in its last six games after an 0-3 start. In response to his brilliant ply in leading the Knicks to three strong wins, Porzingis has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. In NBA action on Sunday, Latvian bigman Kristaps Porzingis scored career-high 40 points to help the New York Knicks overcome the Indiana Pacers 108:101 (25:33, 24:29, 23:22, 36:17), reports LETA. Read More »

Farah, van Niekerk among nominees for best athlete

Van Niekerk will be up against stern competition in the three-man shortlist in the form of four-time Olympic gold medalist in the 5000m, Mo Farah from Britain, and Qatar's Olympic silver medal victor in the high jump, Mutaz Essa Barshim. His nomination will come as some comfort after he has been ruled out for at least six months after he went under the knife in Colorado last week to fix a damaged knee. Read More »

Jose Mourinho "worried" about eight-point gap to Manchester City

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The 30-year-old is unlikely to get a contract longer than one-season even if he does get offered a new deal. Besiktas club official Metin Albayrak told turkish-football.com . Manchester United fans had been wondering what happened to the dominant force that proved to be totally unplayable when they drew 4-4 with Everton in April of 2012, but as that was before he had signed New Balance, it all makes flawless sense now. Read More »

Virender Sehwag: Team bosses must brief Dhoni about T20 role

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The series is now levelled at 1-1 as New Zealand are yet again in a position where the can clinch the series in the last game, although the decider in Thiruvananthapuram has apprehensions of a washout. We can't really pinpoint one batsman when the team is playing really well. I don't think he can take the decision on whether or not he will stay in the team. Read More »

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers take down Oklahoma City Thunder

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Lillard matched his season high with 36 points, dished out a season-high 13 assists and played a part in Westbrook's poor shooting game during the Trail Blazers' 103-99 victory. George answered with a trey to trim the lead to 100-97 with 15.4 seconds left. "They're a very good defensive team, a very smart team", Blazers coach Terry Stotts said following Monday's practice. Read More »

Texans will consider signing Colin Kaepernick

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If you read my column about the Texans loss to the Colts , you'd notice I was hopeful that the Texans would consider a more mobile quarterback alternative. Not only were those reports quickly refuted as an iffy PR tactic by the team, but credible reporters have since said the National Football League franchise hasn't even contacted the polarizing gunslinger. Read More »

Shire PLC (SHPG) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngine

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It also upped Ishares (IVV) stake by 3,382 shares and now owns 22,087 shares. The Q1 2018 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$3.8 per share. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance" was posted by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. Read More »

Bucs' Mike Evans suspended one game for Saints hit

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The third-year quarterback sat out the second half of Sunday's 30-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints after being sacked late in the second quarter and landing on the shoulder he initially hurt at Arizona on October 15. On defense, the Saints continued their stingy ways since the team's 0-2 start, limiting the Bucs (2-6) to 200 yards with all 10 of their points following New Orleans turnovers. Read More »

Bucs discuss sidelining Jameis Winston to allow shoulder to heal

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The third-year quarterback sat out the second half of Sunday's 30-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints after being sacked late in the second quarter and landing on the shoulder he initially hurt at Arizona on October 15. "On that third to last play of the half when he got hit from his left side and the weight of the defensive end and Jameis' weight fell on his right shoulder, that's when he re-aggravated it". Read More »

Kevin Harvick picks up NASCAR win at Texas

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But Gossage was there on victory lane Sunday to greet Harvick, who passed Martin Truex Jr . with 10 laps to go in the AAA Texas 500 to claim not only his first win on the 1½-mile oval, but also a slot among the final four drivers who will compete for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19. Read More »

Browns' Gordon says he drank or used drugs before National Football League games

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The 26-year-old Gordon did the interview before meeting with Goodell in NY. If I had already been drug tested that week, or the day before the game, I knew I had a couple days to buy to clean my system. The 26-year-old pass catcher has not played in a regulation NFL game since back in 2014, when he took the field just five times as a result of a 10-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy and a one-game suspension from the Browns for violating team rules. Read More »

PSG defender reveals summer transfer snub

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He was given the chance to link up with global team-mates Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi. He told Belgian TV: 'I was expecting PSG to sign another right-back, but didn't foresee them getting Dani Alves . Read More »

NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) Lowered to "Market Perform" at Sanford C. Bernstein

NXP Semiconductors NV ( NXPI)'s distance from 200 day simple moving average is 6.31 percent, its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 0.91 percent, while its distance from 20 day simple moving average is -0.75 percent. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, May 10 to "Neutral". Mizuho reiterated a hold rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of NXP Semiconductors NV in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Read More »

US, S Korea, Australia Conduct Joint Military Drills in East China Sea

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All 18 have already been sanctioned by the U.S., and the announcement came a day before Trump - who has accused South Korea's dovish President Moon Jae-In of "appeasement" - was due to arrive in Seoul. The South Korean government kept the announcement "low-key" by posting it on the government's official gazette and delivering it via text messages to reporters, rather than holding a press briefing to discuss the matter. Read More »

James Harden Scores Career-High 56 Points in Win over Jazz

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Two nights after Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James mesmerized the National Basketball Association with his 57-point, 11-rebound, seven-assist outing in a win over the Washington Wizards , Houston Rockets guard James Harden was red-hot in a 137-110 win over the Utah Jazz . Read More »

Brock Osweiler's strong start didn't last long

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Osweiler replaced the turnover-prone Trevor Siemian a week ago. The Broncos have scored 14 touchdowns on offense in eight games and are 22nd in the league in scoring (18.8 points per game), 17th in total offense (327.3 yards per game), 21st in yards per play (4.9) to go with 18th in third down conversions. Read More »

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

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PT/8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN ). The Green Bay Packers have been one of the best teams in the NFL for going on three decades because of a quarterback situation that's the envy of many in the league. It's kind of the same thing with Seattle - developed that type of mean streak with them, especially as a defensive player. But Daniels is exhausted of the status quo with Green Bay's defense. Read More »

Celtics won't part with first-round pick for Jahlil Okafor

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Forward Guerschon Yabusele is a particularly intriguing prospect, and perhaps he can figure into a deal for Okafor if the Celtics really feel like taking a closer look at the latter for themselves. According to Washburn, the big man is in the best shape of his career. Boston is averaging 39.3 points in the paint, the fourth-lowest mark in the National Basketball Association, and if nothing else, Okafor knows how to score around the basket. Read More »

How Ben McAdoo Rallied The Giants At Halftime: "Um"

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The Giants drafted Webb in the third round earlier this year. Even with the Giants needing a miracle run to make the playoffs at this point, the Manning situation will make this struggling team one to watch as the regular season approaches its conclusion. Read More »

Ezekiel Elliott's Injunction Hearing Set for Thursday

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After a Friday administrative stay ruling shocked most observers and gave the Cowboys running back the latitude to suit up on Sunday, a three-judge panel will now listen to arguments to help them decide whether or not Elliott will be allowed to finish the regular season. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony ejected from Sunday's game in third quarter

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Driving to the basket for a layup, the Thunder forward elbowed the chin of Jusuf Nurkic , who collapsed and lay on the floor for more than a minute. Carmelo Anthony provided us with a rarity on Sunday when he received a flagrant 2 and an ejection on a lay-up. Read More »