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NBA: #NBArank players 31-50

For the seventh season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA. Who will be the best player next season? Who are the best ballers in the NBA? We’re counting down the top 100 for 2017-18. #NBArank 76-100: The countdown begins!Fallen stars: Dirk, Dwight, D-Wade plummet#NBArank 51-76: Lonzo over Carmelo?Still a superstar? Melo drops out of top 50#NBArank 31-50: Where IT, Embiid check inComing Thursday: Players Nos. 11-30Coming Friday: The league’s top 10All-Time #NBArank: History’s top 100 To get the final ranking, we asked our expert…

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Road World Championships: Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas in Team Sky line-up

Geraint Thomas wore yellow at this year’s Tour de France after winning the opening individual time trial in Dusseldorf UCI World Road Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app – full broadcast schedule here Geraint Thomas will compete for Team Sky in Sunday’s team time trial at the Road World Championships in Bergen, despite having pulled out of the Great Britain team…

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Valtteri Bottas signs new Mercedes deal for 2018 season

Valtteri Bottas has won two races this season Valtteri Bottas has signed a new contract with Mercedes to race for the Formula 1 world champions in 2018. The Finnish driver joined Mercedes on a one-year deal in January 2017, as a replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg. The 28-year-old is third in this year’s drivers’ championship with two wins from 13 races. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton leads the standings. Bottas is in his fifth season in F1, having also driven for Williams. “When the team hired me for the 2017…

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Miguel Maduro says Fifa’s Gianni Infantino tried to influence Vitaly Mutko decision

Fifa president Gianni Infantino with Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko in July Fifa president Gianni Infantino tried to influence the decision to block Russian World Cup official Vitaly Mutko from keeping his seat on football’s ruling council, MPs have been told. Miguel Maduro, the ousted former chair of Fifa’s governance committee, said Infantino “expressed concern” about the impact on the 2018 World Cup. Maduro said Fifa general secretary Fatma Samoura warned him to “find a solution or the presidency would be in question and the World Cup would be…

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Elinor Barker: Olympic track champion ‘gambling’ at World Road Race Championships

Elinor Barker was crowned the Junior Time Trial world champion in 2012 UCI World Road Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app. Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker is preparing to “gamble” by riding in two events at the Road World Championships in Norway this month. The 23-year-old won gold and two silvers at the World Track Championships in April. Now the…

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England to play New Zealand as part of 2018 autumn international series

England have not beaten New Zealand since 2012 England will play world champions New Zealand for the first time since 2014, as part of next year’s autumn internationals at Twickenham. Eddie Jones’ side host South Africa in the first match of the series on 3 November, before the All Blacks match on 10 November. They also face Japan on 17 November and Australia on 24 November. England lost four times to the All Blacks in 2014 – a three-Test series in New Zealand and the autumn Test match. “We want…

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Real or not? Kluber all but locked up Indians’ 20th straight win by ninth pitch – SweetSpot

To be honest, I thought the game was over on Corey Kluber‘s ninth pitch of the game. Ian Kinsler had led with a double and was sacrificed to third. Bunts are usually bad, but this one was somewhat defensible: As good as Kluber has been, the Detroit Tigers‘ best hope for a win over the Cleveland Indians very well might have been to scrape across a run and then hope for a shutout. Kluber’s ninth pitch was a 3-2 fastball to Miguel Cabrera. It had good movement as it started…

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All Cycling 

Cycle to Work Day: ‘It’s faster than getting the bus’

Cycling to work can cut the risk of both cancer and heart disease, according to researchers from Glasgow University. The scientists also found that cycling to work took very little willpower, once it became part of a daily routine. So, on Cycle to Work Day, regular cyclists talk about why they choose to cycle rather than use other forms of transport. Find out how you can get into cycling with the inclusive Get Inspired guide. Source link

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Arizona Cardinals re-sign Chris Johnson after RB David Johnson put on IR

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals turned to a familiar face to fill the void left by injured running back David Johnson. Veteran Chris Johnson re-signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the team released him Sept. 1. Cardinals running back David Johnson will have wrist surgery and go to injured reserve with the hope he can return to the team in two to three months, a source told ESPN. With David Johnson likely to miss a significant amount of time, the Cardinals must rely on…

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