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Pakistan dismissed for 171, NZ need 105 to win first test

The debutants - both from Auckland, and both sporting moustaches - received praise from their captain, given their impact on the match. " Pakistan are number two in the world for a reason and they're a very proud nation". Pakistan slipped from 53-1 to 56-4, and after a momentary steadying, the tourists lost their last six wickets for 45 runs. Only seven other New Zealand bowlers have taken five or more wickets on debut, with the previous best figures belonging to Tim Southee at five ...

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Mookie Betts finishes second to Mike Trout in AL MVP voting

After Kris Bryant won the National League MVP award Thursday, I chose to take a look at how his first two full seasons in the big leagues compared to others who had two great first full years in the majors. At just 25-years-old, Trout has been award MVP more than most players that have years of experience on him. In the analytical category of wins above replacement, Trout led baseball with a mark of 10.6.

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Klopp Rues Not Signing Mané For Dortmund

The Saints host Liverpool on Saturday having lost their past two Premier League fixtures largely because of their wastefulness in the final third. We did a lot of things well, a few things wrong, but if you look at the game we did more good than bad.

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Canadian rookie Hughes comes up clutch to win Sea Island

Hughes has earned a $1.08 million payday and a fully-exempt status for two years. Others in the playoff took US$396,000. Hughes, Henrik Norlander, Camilo Villegas and Blayne Barber teed off on the par 3 17th at 8 a.m. "I saw it graze the right lip and I was just at a loss for words". He three-putted from 10 feet to double bogey the par-3 third hole, then birdied three of the next five holes, opened the back nine with back-to-back birdies and responded after a bogey at 13 with birdies on ...

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Djokovic wins opening match at ATP finals, beats Thiem in 3

Including their maiden meeting in the 2014 Shanghai Masters , Novak Djokovic has swept Dominic Thiem in all three matches. Thiem won just 10 points in the set. Nishikori can make another positive statement about his progress in the Tour Finals, but he is as fascinated as the rest of the tennis world by the battle between Murray and Novak Djokovic to finish the year as world number one.

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Donald Trump calls on Barack Obama at White House

While Obama and Trump spoke in the Oval Office, first lady Michelle Obama gave a tour of the residence to Melania Trump. And it could have - as far as I'm concerned, it could have gone on for a lot longer. DONALD TRUMP: Whether it's health care or immigration, so many different things, we will be working on them very rapidly. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I have been very encouraged by the, I think, interest in president-elect Trump's wanting to work with my team around numerous issues that ...

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Trochek, Barkov score in SO; Panthers beat Rangers 3-2

After New York took the lead, Florida tied it back up with a goal from Aaron Ekblad . We didn't look exhausted; we looked like we had legs. "That's a good team over there and we were able to match their effort". Over 68 games, Lindberg produced at a very high-level last season in an average 12 minutes of ice time per game. "That was a big boost to our hockey team", coach Gerard Gallant said.

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Matt Fitzpatrick wins DP World Tour Championship

Fitzpatrick trailed Hatton by one shot as the pair stood on the final green but after Hatton carded a disappointing bogey to finish a sensational four rounds of golf, Fitzpatrick calmly slotted in a birdie putt to take the championship by a single shot.

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Manning guides Giants to victory

In its past five games, Cincinnati is 1-3-1 with a victory over winless Cleveland and a tie with Washington. His on and off-the-field antics may get plenty of coverage from the media, but he backs it up by being the best player for the Giants (or any team on the field) almost every time he plays.

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NZ win first Test against Pakistan

Reval, another player making his New Zealand debut, was the top scorer with 55 - the only half-century of the match so far. Having had an outstanding series in West Indies, he said he felt his own form was holding up. He, in the Christchurch Test, also became the first Pakistani and the third Asian to lead the team in 50 Test matches. Nicholls was able to just add one run to his overnight score, playing down the wrong line and being struck in front by Sohail.

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Lions beat Jaguars 26-19, winning for 5th time in 6 games

Sen'Derrick Marks, though, was penalized for encroachment on a play in which Stafford didn't intend to have the ball snapped. Later in the first quarter, Andre Roberts muffed a punt, and Ben Koyack recovered for the Jaguars at the Detroit 11-yard line.

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Jose Mourinho resumes rivalry with Arsene Wenger

When asked to explain how United did not win a game, the Portuguese said: "I don't". We are in a very hard Premier League. Mourinho has since moved on to Old Trafford, a ground where Arsenal have not won in the Premier League for a decade, and all the elements are in place for another combustible afternoon.

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Kate Upton Drops Vulgar Tweet After Justin Verlander Doesn't Win Cy Young

Scherzer was the only man to receive more first-place votes than Clayton Kershaw, who received two despite throwing only 149 innings. This was just the third time in the award's history where a victor did not have the most votes for first place.

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Father-to-be McGregor demands UFC talks, hints at quitting

I don't see any reason not to; multiple UFC fighters are going to want to prove that they can knock down the man at the top. Conor McGregor has demanded a UFC ownership stake after he made history in NY at the weekend. It was a matter of seconds. McGregor dominated from the off and had Alvarez on the floor of the Octagon three times in the opening round, with the American wriggling free on each occasion.

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Andy Murray determined to drown out distractions at ATP World Tour Finals

It was unusual that Djokovic did not even attempt to intercept the forehand victor that Thiem blasted down the middle of the court. But a pair of costly double faults eventually led to Djokovic leveling things at 6-all. Thiem, still just 23, was holding serve and challenging the Serb with his own delivery. To his credit, he stayed in the match, trailing 3-2 before Djokovic went 4-2 ahead and then secured another significant break.

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Panthers Lead Saints 20-3 at Halftime of Thursday Night Football

It wasn't until the injuries started to mount, hurting what the Panthers could do on both sides of the ball, that the Saints (4-6) mounted a comeback. Brees threw a few more of the dinky screens he had all game, still not challenging Carolina's secondary. The Panthers used P Michael Palardy, who was signed earlier in the week, after P Andy Lee suffered a hamstring injury Sunday against Kansas City.

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NFL Admits Incompetent Refs Blew Another Game

And on fourth down, they again pressured Taylor and he threw incomplete into the end zone. Such as Buffalo's first possession of the second half, which Sherman brought to an end with an interception in the end zone. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Sherman said he did not hear a whistle and was just trying to block the kick.

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Peru President, APEC Host, Warns of Threats to Free Trade

PwC Treasury Advisory's Roger Kerr said while New Zealand's trade relationship with the United States was now in the air following November's presidential election, exporters faced higher risk, the the survey showed consequences could be less serious than believed.

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Too early to write off Man United from title race - Carrick

His typically composed display may see him retained for Saturday's clash at home to Arsenal, but Carrick concedes that at this stage of his career, he may have to accept his future lies elsewhere. Despite all of the hatred bubbling away, we're sure an United fans would welcome a few Arsenal players with open arms. Pobga, however, has had an inconsistent start to life back in Manchester , much to the frustration of the Old Trafford faithful.

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'Humiliated' Smith says Australia lacking pride

Having lost five matches on the trot now, Smith hailed the African bowlers and conceded that his side needs to work on their weak areas before the third game."Credit to South Africa, the way they bowled was magnificent". "It might nip. Under lights it did seem to nip around a bit, but we'll just have to see when we get there because probably conditions will be a bit different".

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Jamie Murray moves step closer to becoming family's other world No 1

Murray, who plays Kei Nishikori on Wednesday, joined Mark Petchey at the Sky Pad to discuss his 6-3 6-2 victory over Cilic that ensured his bid to remain at the top of the rankings started in flawless fashion. He said: "It was a great reception, obviously". "I was a bit slow on everything". "I'm sure I still have something inside me to play some great tennis before the end of the year, so I'm going to try everything for that in the next match".

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`Fit-again` KL Rahul recalled for second England Test

They got the ball to reverse and trouble the English batsmen. The 19-year-old debutant scored more than 100 runs in the match and evoked in Bayliss some of the same characteristics of Kumar Sangakkara, who he worked with during his time as Sri Lanka coach.

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Rams defensive end Robert Quinn hospitalized

Quinn missed the October 9 game against the Buffalo Bills and October 16 game against the Detroit Lions because of a shoulder injury. Fisher provided an update Monday evening, saying Quinn is "feeling much better". "We have to get back to that". Quinn, a first-round draft pick in 2011, made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014 after recording 19 and 10½ sacks, respectively.

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Kaepernick: 'It would be hypocritical of me to vote'

Even though his stat line shows he is an obvious upgrade at the QB position from Blaine Gabbert, reporters had no inquiries about his Kaepernick's play on the field after the game, instead opting to question him on his decision to not vote during last week's presidential debate.

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Vikings releasing K Blair Walsh

Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that the Vikings will again consider their options at kicker after Walsh missed another extra point in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins. Minnesota had worked out Kai Forbath, Randy Bullock, Zach Hocker, Marshall Koehn, Aldrick Rosas and Travis Coons a week ago. Walsh made 133 of 158 (84.2 percent) of his field goals during his Vikings career with a career-long of 56 yards.