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Lewis Hamilton: ‘I want to be better next year’

Lewis Hamilton’s fourth world title makes him the most successful British Formula 1 driver of all time Lewis Hamilton says he is already determined to come back better than ever in 2018 after winning his fourth world title in Mexico on Sunday. The Mercedes driver said: “I have to sit down and figure out the pros and cons from this year and see how I can improve. I want to be better next year. “The challenge is going to be even bigger from Ferrari and Red Bull. F1 doesn’t sleep….

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Dinesh Chandimal: Sri Lanka captain claims shamanism helped his side beat Pakistan

Dinesh Chandimal made 155 during Sri Lanka’s first Test win over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has claimed that his side’s Test series win over Pakistan was aided by shamanism. Chandimal, 27, helped his side to a 2-0 victory with a 21-run win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi and then a 68-run victory in Dubai during October. He told reporters he had received a special blessing from a maaniyo, a type of shaman, before the series. “I am always ready to accept the blessings…

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All Football 

Transfer gossip: Dyche, Fabregas, Jorginho, Mahrez, Allardyce

Everton are interested in Burnley boss Sean Dyche becoming their new manager and are likely to make an approach for him in the next 24 hours. (Sky Sports) Crystal Palace would be due a payment in the region of £2m if Sam Allardyce takes the Everton job, because of a clause in his severance agreement when he left Palace in May. (Independent) Chelsea are ready to offer midfielder Cesc Fabregas a new contract amid renewed interest in the 30-year-old from Manchester United. (Times) Arsenal are interested in a January move…

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All MMA 

Dana White announces UFC is finally coming to Perth, Australia

Perth Arena will host UFC 221 in Feb. 2018, UFC president Dana White has announced. In a coup for Western Australia, an enthusiastic White indicated that a lot of work had gone into nailing down the event. Dana White Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images “On Sunday Feb. 11 UFC 221 will take place at Perth Arena and be seen live on pay-per-view around the world, and trust me when I tell you we have waited a very long time for this,” White said. “For many years, people have been…

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All NFL 

Vance Joseph of Denver Broncos won’t commit to Trevor Siemian at quarterback

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a third consecutive turnover-filled loss, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he wasn’t ready to announce a quarterback change immediately following Monday night’s 29-19 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but that doesn’t mean he won’t consider it Tuesday. Following the loss Joseph was asked if he would consider making a change at quarterback, to move Trevor Siemian out of the starting lineup “I’m going to watch the film [Monday] night and [Tuesday], like most coaches would do, and see,” Joseph said. “[Monday] our defense…

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NBA — Celtics thriving two weeks after losing Hayward

1:19 Behind 24 points from Kyrie Irving, Boston picks up their first win against San Antonio since March 2011. BOSTON — In the immediate aftermath of Gordon Hayward’s freak ankle injury, the Boston Celtics were rattled and uncertain how to respond. As pundits raced to adjust Boston’s season expectations, Celtics players themselves couldn’t help but hear the noise and wonder whether their own goals had to be tempered. Maybe not surprisingly, the calming voice in the room came from head coach Brad Stevens, who told his team to simply focus…

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Patrick Marleau of Toronto Maple Leafs makes emotional return to San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick Marleau woke up in his own home in San Jose and drove to the rink to prepare for a hockey game just like he has done countless times during his stellar career. Only this day was much different. Marleau was the opponent in the Shark Tank for the first time in his career Monday when he returned to the arena he starred in for 19 seasons. When he arrived for the morning skate for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he turned right to head to the…

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Olney: Hinch, Roberts face unscripted answers for relief in Games 6 and 7 – Buster Olney Blog

LOS ANGELES — The talented and accomplished statistical analysts for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros could have run a million simulations on the 2017 playoffs and may not have ever anticipated the situation that the two managers find themselves in for Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night. Forget the Dodgers’ new-age pitching construction that smoothly operated like an Olympic 400-meter relay team. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts desperately needs Rich Hill to go old-school and become Sandy Koufax or Orel Hershiser. Keep up with the…

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Joe Flacco (concussion) has ‘good chance’ to play for Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, John Harbaugh says

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has a “good chance” of playing Sunday against the Tennessee Titans after suffering a concussion last week, coach John Harbaugh said Monday. Flacco is not experiencing any concussion-related symptoms right now and has been at the Ravens’ facility every day, Harbaugh said. “We’re very hopeful for this week, and it will be in the hands of Joe and the doctors to decide what we can do,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll get him ready to play if he can play. That’s all you…

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All Tennis 

Hyeon Chung wins in Paris Masters 1st round, next plays Rafael Nadal

PARIS — Hyeon Chung of South Korea swept aside Mischa Zverev 6-0, 6-2 at the Paris Masters on Monday to set up a second-round match against Rafael Nadal. Nadal will begin his quest for a record 31st Masters title — but first in Paris — on Wednesday. The top-ranked Spaniard beat Chung in their only previous encounter on his way to a 10th title at the Barcelona Open in April. Chung broke Zverev’s serve five times and saved the four break points he faced in a rout lasting less than…

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