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Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane’s second was the best of Tottenham’s goals at the John Smith’s Stadium Harry Kane bettered his own record for goals scored in a calendar month as his double strike helped Tottenham to a comfortable win at Huddersfield. The 24-year-old has now scored 13 goals for club and country in September, as Huddersfield became the fifth club side to suffer at the hands of the England marksman this month. He delivered his first blow inside 10 minutes when he collected Kieran Trippier’s header, ran into the Huddersfield area before…

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Ichiro Suzuki wants to return to Miami Marlins, play until ‘at least 50’

Ichiro Suzuki has no desire to stop playing baseball as he nears his 44th birthday, saying he wants to return to the Miami Marlins in 2018 — and beyond. How much longer? “At least 50,” Ichiro told reporters through his interpreter on Friday. The Marlins hold a $2 million team option for next season, but have yet to decide on the backup outfielder’s future with the team. “There’s no reason not to be back,” Ichiro, who turns 44 on Oct. 22, told reporters. “It’s definitely a place I would want…

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All Formula 1 

Malaysian Grand Prix: Predict who will win in Sepang

Lewis Hamilton said he was looking for a “miracle” after qualifying in fifth for the Singapore Grand Prix. Now it’s Sebastian Vettel’s turn to pray. Following the madness at lights out to hand Hamilton victory in Singapore, Vettel now needs some madness himself to make his way up from the back of the grid at Sepang. Last year’s race was one to forget for the championship’s top two; Hamilton saw his engine go up in smoke along with his title ambitions, while Vettel crashed-out in his Ferrari early doors. It…

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All Cricket 

County ins & outs – signings, departures and rumours

Essex wrapped up the County Championship title, remaining unbeaten in 2017 With the 2017 season over, stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties ahead of the 2018 campaign. Counties are allowed to field two overseas players in Twenty20 games, with up to four registered for that competition, although only two can be registered at any one time, and registrations must be for a minimum of 10 days. Only one overseas player is permitted in the County Championship and One-Day Cup competitions….

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Lewis Hamilton on pole as Sebastian Vettel starts at back in Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix as rival Sebastian Vettel suffered another blow to his title hopes. Two weeks after Hamilton opened a 28-point lead over the Ferrari driver with victory in Singapore as Vettel crashed out, the German will start last at Sepang. Vettel suffered an engine problem in final practice and although it was changed for qualifying, it did not run properly. Hamilton fought off a challenge by Vettel’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen despite Mercedes struggling all weekend in Malaysia. Hamilton now has five poles…

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Stephen Strasburg making strong case to be Nationals’ Game 1 starter – Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer signed a $210 million contract to be the Washington Nationals‘ ace, and so far has earned every penny of it. He has two Cy Young awards on his résumé and stands a good chance of winning a third this season. He’s an alpha dog’s alpha dog who was born to start big games. Yet right now, he might very well be Washington’s second-best option to start Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Because Stephen Strasburg. In his final regular-season outing Friday, Strasburg dominated the…

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Art Rooney II wants team to return to routine after national anthem protest

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting the message from the top that it’s time to return to their usual routine for the national anthem. Team president Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the team’s well-intended effort to stay out of politics Sunday in Chicago backfired and won’t happen again. The Steelers plan to stand from the sidelines during Sunday’s anthem in Baltimore. “I expect our team will be on the field like they were prior to last Sunday,” Rooney told the outlet. “Last Sunday was the first time,…

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All NBA 

Zach Lowe on NBA draft lottery reform and potential ramifications

Flattening the odds in the NBA’s draft lottery, a change passed Thursday by an overwhelming 28-1-1 vote of team owners, will not end tanking and may not reduce it much. The league knows that; it repeatedly characterized the proposal as “an incremental step” toward more potential tweaks, sources say. The NBA is concerned about egregious tanking from teams that are already awful — the sort of tanking that generates think pieces and angry tweets. The reform seeks to accomplish that by cutting the odds that the worst teams win the…

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