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Antonio Conte set for talks to sign £73m Real Madrid outcast

But whereas many might have expected Real to go on to get the job done in what remained of normal time, it was Kashima who had the better chances. Chelsea are reportedly favourites to land Real Madrid misfit James Rodriguez during the January transfer window after the winger admitted he could move next month.



British FAs fined over poppy displays during internationals

The Welsh and Scottish FA were both fined £15,700, and Northern Ireland's IFA £11,800. They were also fined 30,000 Swiss francs ($29,000). Players from both England and Scotland wore black armbands featuring poppies, while wreaths were laid before kick-off at Wembley in a match that fell on November 11, Armistice Day in the United Kingdom.


India pick up three wickets as England look to extend total

India pick up three wickets as England look to extend total

Dawson managed to settle down and alongside Adil Rashid he defied India for the next 15.2 overs, taking the scoreboard to 352/7 at Lunch. England continued to have a second good day in succession in the fifth Test at Chennai but India fought hard, with the ball early in the morning and later through a solid opening stand, to ensure that they don't fall too far behind.


On The Fly: Hopkins Knocked Out Of The Ring In Farewell Fight

On The Fly: Hopkins Knocked Out Of The Ring In Farewell Fight

But in Smith he bit off more than he could chew. The American veteran, 52 next month, couldn't return to the ring within 20 seconds and lost his WBC light-heavyweight crown by technical knockout. " Joe Smith, Jr ., dares to be great". He controlled the third round, but Hopkins came back strong in the fourth and fifth as he consistently landed left hooks and right jabs that took Smith, Jr.


Rahul out on 199, India 4-391 vs England

Rahul out on 199, India 4-391 vs England

A career-best score from Rahul helped the hosts move to within 86 runs of Englands first-innings total of 477, as India ended the day on 391-4. Umpire Fry ruled not out and since England had exhausted the reviews, Vijay was lucky. They settled into their work fairly quickly to begin the process of getting India back into the match while England's bowlers, spinners included simply didn't look like taking a wicket.


Boston Celtics Game Recap: Spirited Comeback Falls Short

Boston Celtics Game Recap: Spirited Comeback Falls Short

Boston suffocated anything the Hornets tried on the offensive end, with Avery Bradley in particular doing an excellent job of getting up in Nicolas Batum's airspace. Thomas ranks third in the National Basketball Association in fourth-quarter scoring, averaging 7.6 points. Yet despite finding their way to the bucket plenty of times it seemed like there was a lid on the rim as the Celtics struggled to score for most of the third.