All Cycling 

Peter Sagan ends dispute with UCI over Tour de France disqualification

Mark Cavendish (far left, on the ground) has won 30 stages in the Tour de France Peter Sagan has ended his dispute with cycling’s world governing body over his 2017 Tour de France disqualification. The Slovak was deemed to have caused the crash which caused the injured Mark Cavendish to withdraw from the race. The case was scheduled to be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) on 5 December. But the matter will be closed after UCI said “the parties agreed that the crash was an unfortunate…

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All Football 

Mark Clattenburg took a ‘gamble too far’ – Dermot Gallagher

Spurs blew a two-goal lead against Chelsea in May 2016, ensuring the title went to Leicester “Maverick” Mark Clattenburg’s handling of Tottenham’s game at Chelsea in May 2016 was “a gamble too far”, says ex-top-flight official Dermot Gallagher. Ex-referee Clattenburg said he could have sent off three players but let Spurs “self-destruct” so he could not be blamed for them losing the title. “We are duty bound to treat every player in every game firmly, fairly and consistently,” said Gallagher. “He [Clattenburg] certainly didn’t. It was all about him, wasn’t…

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All MMA 

Lewis Hamilton outshines Conor McGregor at the British Fashion Awards

Dec 5, 2017 ESPN staff Lewis Hamilton and Conor McGregor donned their most stylish finery as they enjoyed themselves at the British Fashion Awards 2017, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. McGregor’s return to UFC is still uncertain, after confronting a referee at Bellator 187 in November, but looked in good spirits as he posed with a tartan-clad Hamilton ahead of the awards. Conor McGregor, designer Donatella Versace and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton attend The Fashion Awards 2017.¬†Photo by Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images for BFC The UFC Lightweight champion put…

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All Cycling 

Tour de Yorkshire 2018: Mark Cavendish to compete in four-day race

Mark Cavendish won Olympic silver on the track in Rio last year Mark Cavendish is set to race in next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. The Manxman, 32, who has won 30 stages of the Tour de France, will find out the exact route when it is announced at 11:00 GMT on Tuesday, 5 December. Leeds and seven towns that will host the start and finishes are Barnsley, Beverley, Doncaster, Halifax, Ilkley, Richmond and Scarborough. The 2018 men’s race has been extended to four days and will be held from 3-6…

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All NFL 

Vile hits mar Pittsburgh Steelers’ win; Antonio Brown cites ‘karma’

CINCINNATI — As Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster talked to reporters Monday night about his vicious block on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, fellow receiver Antonio Brown yelled “karma” repeatedly, then said “Touchdown Brown” will pay Smith-Schuster’s eventual fine. Asked if that comment was related to Burfict, Brown said, “I ain’t talking about nobody. Karma is karma. Karma is in life. You do the wrong things, you get the wrong things out of it.” But Brown did approve of Smith-Schuster’s block, which epitomized the viciousness of several hits in Monday’s Steelers-Bengals…

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All NBA 

Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors ejected again — ‘I got to be more poised’

NEW ORLEANS — Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant and New Orleans Pelicans All-Star DeMarcus Cousins were ejected late in Monday night’s 125-115 Warriors win. The pair, who had each earned a technical earlier in the game, started arguing with one another with 1:14 remaining in regulation as teammates had to stand in front of them. Durant was critical of the officials’ decision but was regretful for the sequence that led to his ejection. Cousins did not speak to media after the game. “I thought he just threw us out…

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All Golf 

World Cup of Golf returns to Melbourne in 2018

Melbourne will host golf’s World Cup for the third-straight time, with the nation-based tournament to be held at the Metropolitan Golf Club in November 2018. The four-day event will remain in the sandbelt after Royal Melbourne hosted in 2013 and Kingston Heath last year. It continues a golfing resurgence for Melbourne, which had been starved of top-line golf since the Australian Masters was discontinued from 2015. The city has also secured the 2019 Presidents Cup and Australian Open for 2020 and 2022. World Cup organisers noted that 17 of the…

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J.J. Watt of Houston Texans, Jose Altuve of Houston Astros named SI’s Sportspersons of Year

HOUSTON — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named Sports Illustrated’s co-Sportsperson of the Year along with Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. The award is given annually to an athlete or athletes who best personify athletic achievement and sportsmanship on and off the field. “It’s much more than just two people,” Watt said. “It’s a whole city. On my side, it’s over 200,000 people who donated money to help rebuild the city. It’s an award that’s so much bigger than sports.” HOUSTON STRONG. Congratulations to @JJWatt and @JoseAltuve27,…

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All Boxing 

Sadam Ali — Promptly relished upset of Miguel Cotto

NEW YORK — Newly crowned junior middleweight world titleholder Sadam Ali was born and bred in Brooklyn, yet when he entered the ring to challenge Miguel Cotto on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, he might as well have been fighting in enemy territory. Puerto Rican legend Cotto, as he had been for his previous nine main events at the Garden, was the overwhelming favorite for the crowd of 12,391 thanks to the huge support he has always received from the Puerto Rican community. But Ali, all smiles at the…

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All NHL 

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo leaves game with apparent leg injury

SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo has left a game against the New York Islanders after appearing to injure his right leg. Luongo stretched the leg out to block a shot by Ryan Pulock in the second period. He had to be helped off the ice and wasn’t able to put any weight on the leg. He was replaced by James Reimer. Luongo missed six games earlier this season with a hand injury. The two-time All-Star won his 200th game for Florida on Nov. 27 at New Jersey….

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