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ALDS Game Three: Indians at Yankees

ALDS Game Three: Indians at Yankees

His skipper Joe Girardi paid Tanaka the highest compliment. In a press conference Saturday, Girardi said that he takes responsibility for everything and that he feels awful about it. "He only threw nine pitches", Francona said. I mean, it was a lot of hard work. Francona said Saturday that Encarnacion was unlikely to start Game 3 at Yankee Stadium, but the three-time All-Star hadn't been ruled out even though he used crutches and wore a boot during a day off in the series .


India vs Australia 2nd T20I

India vs Australia 2nd T20I

Kohli might also fancy including veteran pacer Ashish Nehra in the team. The Indian spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal proved totally unplayable for the opponent batsmen during the five-match ODI series and the last T20I sharing 16 wickets between them.


Sixers, Joel Embiid Agree to 5-year, $148M Extension

Sixers, Joel Embiid Agree to 5-year, $148M Extension

Embiid , the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft, missed the first two seasons of his career with foot injuries before playing 31 games past year - and then missing the rest of the season with a torn meniscus. There will be a fair amount of questions about the timing of the deal, and they're warranted. Embiid , 23, has progressed into the NBA's most talented and popular young players and the extension solidifies him as a cornerstone player of the franchise's future.



Chelsea star N'Golo Kante nominated for 2017 Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo is the big favourite to defend his crown - and match Lionel Messi's five trophies. The Frenchman is joined by Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar, Juventus' Paulo Dybala and Real Madrid pair Luka Modric and Marcelo, as revealed on the France Football Twitter account .


Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers ligament damage on Belgium duty

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers ligament damage on Belgium duty

The centre-forward is due to have a test on Monday before Roberto Martínez decides whether to choose him for Tuesday night's final Group H qualifier against Cyprus. Fellaini is expected to be out for a couple of weeks. The often maligned midfielder has become a key figure for Jose Mourinho's side in recent weeks following a hamstring injury to Paul Pogba in early September.


Rafael Nadal favourite to win the China Open final in Beijing

Rafael Nadal favourite to win the China Open final in Beijing

It was also the Spaniard's second crown in the Chinese capital, following the previous one in 2005 when he beat Guillermo Coria of Argentina. Nadal will now head to Shanghai for the Shanghai Masters, which began with first round action at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena today.