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Sports Goalless draw enough to secure Tunisia World Cup berth
Author: 0 Goalless draw enough to secure Tunisia World Cup berth

Group A leaders Tunisia welcomed Libya to Rades, a short distance from capital Tunis, knowing a loss could see them miss out if second-placed DR Congo beat Guinea elsewhere. Nabil Dirar eventually opened the scoring for the Lions of the Atlas on 25 minutes with a long range effort that found the bottom corner, 0-1. With second-place Democratic Republic of Congo netting twice in stoppage time to defeat Guinea 3-1 in Kinshasa, only one point separated the top two.

Sports Jimmer Fredette and Steph Marbury Get Into a Little Fight in China
Author: 0 Jimmer Fredette and Steph Marbury Get Into a Little Fight in China

This is perfection. It is everything you could have ever wanted from the Fredette-Marbury altercation you only dreamed of before now - Fredette getting scrappy and Marbury getting very, very real. He's averaging over 40 points per game this season and appears well on his way to repeating as the CBA's International MVP Award victor. Fredette, 28, was the No.

Sports Gymnast Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused
Author: 0 Gymnast Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused

Raisman is the second member of the USA women's gymnastics team to allege abuses by Nassar. Why not look at what about the culture? Raisman, who was also captain of the team for the 2012 Games in London, is the second member of the " Fierce Five" U.S.

Sports Ezekiel Elliott's Preliminary Injunction Denied, Suspension Back in Place
Author: 0 Ezekiel Elliott's Preliminary Injunction Denied, Suspension Back in Place

If the suspension extends beyond this Sunday, (as there is still more legal action pending in the courts) the second-year back would miss three pivotal divisional contests that are scheduled for the next six games. Dallas (5-3), on a three-game winning streak with significant contributions from Elliott, visits defending NFC champion Atlanta (4-4) on Sunday, the Associated Press notes.

Sports UCLA players arrested in China still waiting for official investigation
Author: 0 UCLA players arrested in China still waiting for official investigation

UCLA coach Steve Alford said Tuesday he will sit the three players for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. According to the Bleacher Report , the players were released on bail Wednesday night and might serve the punishment at the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou, where the UCLA Bruins and their opponents, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, are residing for their stay in the country.

Sports Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Author: 0 Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

Wojnarowski previously reported the Bucks wanted to add Bledsoe but were not willing to give up young, talented players like Malcolm Brogdon , Thon Maker or Jabari Parker , who should return from injury later this season. Over three seasons with the Bucks , he averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 165 games. The Suns will receive Milwaukee's second-round pick in 2018 if in the range of 48-60 overall.

Sports UCLA's LiAngelo Ball, two others released after arrest in China
Author: 0 UCLA's LiAngelo Ball, two others released after arrest in China

UCLA is on a trip to Asia to play Georgia Tech on Friday. LaVar Ball , whose oldest son Lonzo went to UCLA previous year and is now playing for the Lakers, is traveling with the Bruins in China. Police interviewed players from both teams before clearing three players from Georgia Tech, according to a statement released by the school. In his own statement, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, "Whether in the United States or overseas, we expect our student-athletes to uphold the highest ...

Sports LSU stays ranked in College Football Playoff poll after loss at Alabama
Author: 0 LSU stays ranked in College Football Playoff poll after loss at Alabama

The Badgers pulled away late in a rout of Indiana. That's a possibility college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit discussed during the College Football Playoff rankings show on ESPN. 14 to No. 10. Holding steady at No. 5 is the Oklahoma Sooners (8-1). USC 12. Michigan State 13. TCU moved up from No. 8 to No. 6 thanks to losses by Ohio State and Penn State.

Sports Nadal's participation in Tour finals in the balance
Author: 0 Nadal's participation in Tour finals in the balance

He had won five consecutive French Open titles from 2010-14. Nadal will next face Pablo Cuevas in the last 16 on Thursday, after the unseeded Uruguayan edged out Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/1), 6-2. "For me it's not about London, it's about the longer term". Victory in Sunday's final in Paris would see Nadal move clear of Novak Djokovic with a record 31st Masters crown.

Sports Axed David Luiz watches Chelsea win from stands
Author: 0 Axed David Luiz watches Chelsea win from stands

And with youngster Andreas Christensen having been preferred by Conte in defence, questions over Luiz's Blues future have arisen, although the boss was quick to play down any such suggestions. "Sometimes, I can make mistakes or sometimes I can do the best thing". When asked about his future, Conte said: "You talk about the future but every day you talk about mine".

Sports Avs get haul for Duchene in blockbuster trade
Author: 0 Avs get haul for Duchene in blockbuster trade

Matt Duchene makes his long-awaited exit from the Colorado Avalanche organization. The Avalanche and Senators announced the trades after Duchene was pulled out of Colorados game at the Islanders midway through the first period. "We feel this deal brings us some top prospects as well as some high draft picks as we continue to build for both the short and long-term future", Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement.

Sports By the numbers: Panthers vs. Falcons
Author: 0 By the numbers: Panthers vs. Falcons

Newton was only 5-7 against his hometown team coming into this one, but he ran the ball beautifully (86 yards) and threw it just well enough to help make up for Jonathan Stewart's two lost fumbles in the first half. Atlanta LB Vic Beasley Jr. had one sack, pushing his total to 19.5 since 2016 for the second most in the NFC. The touchdown stood, giving Carolina a momentum-shifting lead as the teams headed into halftime.

Sports Son Heung-Min strikes as Tottenham squeeze past Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Son Heung-Min strikes as Tottenham squeeze past Crystal Palace

Injuries to Dele Alli , Toby Alderweireld , and captain/goalkeeper Hugo Lloris assured that confidence, and Palace delivered on the threat. Spurs weren't anywhere near their best in the game at Wembley after their Champions League exertions over Real Madrid during the week, but with two shots on target, they grabbed all three points with Son's goal.

Sports Michigan State holds on for rain-soaked win over Penn State
Author: 0 Michigan State holds on for rain-soaked win over Penn State

With a victory, Penn State would have tied the Buckeyes in the Big Ten East standings, and the Nittany Lions likely would have hopped them in the CFP polls. Lewerke faked two hand-offs before setting his feet and firing to the front corner of the end zone at Spartan Stadium. The senior has thrown a touchdown pass in 23 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the FBS behind Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma (32).

Sports Twitter reacts to Clemson's top-four Playoff ranking
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to Clemson's top-four Playoff ranking

The rankings were released early Tuesday evening. By ranking Notre Dame third with two more future opponents on the schedule ranked in the top 20 ( Miami #10 and Stanford #20), it's hard to imagine a scenario in which the Irish would be left out of the playoff mix if they won out.

Sports Texans QB Deshaun Watson out for season due to torn ACL
Author: 0 Texans QB Deshaun Watson out for season due to torn ACL

Watt. Then he suffered an injury during the Georgia Tech game. As a freshman with the Tigers, Watson tore his left ACL towards the end of the season but was still able to play on it and helped lead Clemson to a win over SC. Houston Texans rookie Deshaun Watson wrote a letter Friday afternoon, addressing his season-ending ACL tear. Under his guidance, the Texans had scored 30 or more points in five straight games to set a franchise record.

Sports Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rolex Paris Masters quarterfinal
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rolex Paris Masters quarterfinal

The injury has thrown his participation at the World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena, scheduled to run from November 12 to 19, into doubt. Nadal regained top form in 2017 after injury-plagued seasons in recent years, winning six titles, including his 10th Roland Garros trophy and third US Open crown.

Sports Buffalo Bills trade for Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin
Author: 0 Buffalo Bills trade for Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin

The Bills will have a decision to make on Benjamin's contract for next season as he is owed a guaranteed $8.45-million but can be cut with no dead money. His Houston Texans are his pride and joy during the fall and the winter on Sundays, while he has the garnet and gold of his Florida State Seminoles in his blood.

Sports Nationals set to make Dave Martinez next manager
Author: 0 Nationals set to make Dave Martinez next manager

In 2008, he became the bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays . The 53-year-old Martinez, who played in the majors from 1986 to 2001, joined the Cubs' staff after the 2014 season. An apprenticeship under Joe Maddon is a legitimate strength on a managerial resumé, and there's no particular reason this won't work. The Nationals record of postseason underachievement has been mostly about the players, due in equal parts to health and general struggles on the biggest stage.

Author: 0 Sixers shut Markelle Fultz down indefinitely after meeting with shoulder specialists

The number one pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Fultz will remain out of action with "soreness and scapular muscle imbalance" in his right shoulder, the 76ers announced on Sunday . Fultz was just 9 of 27 from the field and 6 of 12 from the free-throw line. The report also stated that Fultz had to have a cortisone shot in his shoulder back on October 5, suggesting the problem has been there for a while.

Sports Gurriel banned five games in 2018 for racist gesture
Author: 0 Gurriel banned five games in 2018 for racist gesture

For his part, Darvish called the gesture "disrespectful" after the game, and pointed out that "Houston has Asian fans and Japanese fans" too. But Gurriel reiterated in a private meeting with Manfred that he intended no disrespect - comments that he echoed through an interpreter after Friday's game.

Sports Bob McNair's Really Stepped In It Now
Author: 0 Bob McNair's Really Stepped In It Now

Brown, who was the only Texans player to demonstrate during the National Anthem last season, was asked if he was surprised to see the comments, given his personal interactions with McNair and what he's heard about him and his behavior in the past.