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Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier

Jones agreed his move from South Africa to Glasgow 10 months ago European Champions Cup Venue: Scotstoun Stadium Date: Friday, 8 December Kick-off: 19:35 GMT Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland (FM), 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website Huw Jones makes his debut as Glasgow Warriors seek a way back into Champions Cup contention at home to Montpellier. The centre is joined by returning Scotland team-mates Tommy Seymour, Finn Russell, Ali Price, Jonny Gray and Zander Fagerson for a must-win contest. Prop Jamie Bhatti and back-row Samuela Vunisa…

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European Challenge Cup: Dragons v Enisei-STM (Fri)

Pro14 highlights: Dragons 32-32 Ulster European Challenge Cup Venue: Rodney Parade, Newport Date: Friday, 8 December Kick-off: 19:30 GMT Coverage: Live BBC Sport Wales commentary online, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app Dragons rest their current Wales squad players for their European Challenge Cup tie against Russian side Enisei-STM on Friday. Hallam Amos, Cory Hill and Elliott Dee are rested while prop Leon Brown has been undergoing head injury checks. Half-backs Arwel Robson and 17-year-old Dan Babos make European debuts. Wing Pat Howard, prop Thomas Davies, lock Rynard Landman…

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All Formula 1 

Honda reorganises F1 management team after McLaren split

McLaren had a total of 380 grid-penalty places during a strained final year with Honda Honda has reorganised its Formula 1 management team as it seeks to improve performance in 2018. The move comes as Honda splits with McLaren following three years of failure and moves to a new engine supply partnership with Toro Rosso. The role of Honda F1 boss, performed by Yusuke Hasegawa for the last two years, will be split into two positions. Toyoharu Tanabe, engineer on Jenson Button’s car at Honda’s F1 team in 2006-7, will…

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All Football 

Benevento: Bottom of Serie A but now the most talked about team in Italy

Benevento won promotion to Serie A through the play-offs The same instincts that led Massimo Taibi to make many saves throughout his career meant he immediately sensed what must have happened. His phone was ringing off the hook. “It was like I’d scored all over again,” he wrote in La Gazzetta dello Sport. In England, Taibi is known – a little harshly – as the ‘Blind Venetian’ for the mistakes he made during his brief spell at Manchester United. In Italy, however, he is remembered more favourably. Until Sunday, he…

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All Cricket 

Ashes: Mark Wood named in England XI for Cricket Australia XI warm-up

Wood has played 10 Tests, taking 26 wickets with a best of 3-39 Mark Wood has a chance to claim an England place for the third Ashes Test in a two-day warm-up against a Cricket Australia XI in Perth on Saturday. The 27-year-old Durham paceman missed much of last season with a heel injury but is based in Perth with the Lions. Moeen Ali will captain the side, the only man from the team beaten by 120 runs in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide to feature in the warm-up….

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Finn Russell: Richie Gray backs Glasgow & Scotland fly-half to flourish at Racing 92

Finn Russell helped Glasgow secure back-to-back victories over new club Racing 92 last season Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier Venue: Scotstoun Stadium Date: Friday, 8 December Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland (FM), 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website Moving to the French Top 14 will benefit Scotland star Finn Russell as a player and a person, as well as the national team, believes Richie Gray. Glasgow fly-half Russell, 25, will join Racing 92 next season on a reported £700,000-a-year contract. Former Warriors…

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All NBA 

New York Knicks win first game without Tim Hardaway Jr. – Knicks Blog

NEW YORK — We’re less than two months into the season, but the New York Knicks already are facing what feels like a pivotal stretch of the schedule: a few weeks without Tim Hardaway Jr. Hardaway is out for the next two weeks (at least) due to a stress ailment in his left shin. He will be evaluated on Dec. 19, but there’s a chance that he could be sidelined well beyond that initial evaluation. If Hardaway has a stress fracture, he’d be out for a least a month. If…

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez to resume throwing this week

TORONTO — Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez is scheduled to resume throwing this week, almost three months after his 2017 season ended prematurely because of a sprained tendon and nagging blister on his middle finger. General manager Ross Atkins made the announcement Wednesday at a luncheon with Toronto baseball reporters. Sanchez went 15-2 with an AL-best 3.00 ERA and was a first-time All-Star in 2016. The blister issue limited him to eight starts in 2017 and led to four stints on the disabled list. Sanchez didn’t pitch after July 19,…

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All Boxing 

Featherweight Michael Conlan aspires to fight winner of Vasyl Lomachenko versus Guillermo Rigondeaux

Featherweight Michael Conlan might only be preparing for a six-rounder in his fourth professional fight, but the two-time Irish Olympian had much bigger things on his mind on Wednesday. Conlan will face Argentina’s Luis Fernando Molina on Saturday (ESPN/ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York in the co-feature of the Top Rank card. The event is headlined by the much-anticipated bout between junior lightweight world titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko and junior featherweight titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux, who is moving up two weight divisions for…

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All MMA 

UFC close to finalizing Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou fight to headline UFC 220 card

The UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou for UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in Boston. Sources close to the situation told ESPN the bout is not yet official, but verbal agreements are in place. MMAJunkie.com first reported the fight was set. The heavyweight clash is expected to headline the UFC 220 pay-per-view event, which also will feature a previously announced light heavyweight title bout between Daniel Cormier (19-1) and Volkan Oezdemir (15-1). The event will take place inside TD Garden. Miocic…

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