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Jean Todt re-elected unopposed as president of FIA for third term

Jean Todt has been re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The 71-year-old ex-Ferrari team boss will retain his position until 2021. Frenchman Todt will lead motorsport as Formula 1 goes through a critical period of renegotiation of the contracts that tie the teams to the sport, most of which end in 2020. These have already hit trouble, with proposals for a new engine opposed by the car manufacturers involved in F1. Todt is not involved in the commercial relationship between the teams…

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Ashes: Vote for your favourite moment from England’s tours of Australia

Graeme Swann leads the ‘sprinkler’ dance after England retain the Ashes at Melbourne in 2010 Australia v England, third Ashes Test Date: 14-18 Dec Time: 02:30 GMT Venue: The Waca, Perth Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverage The Ashes has produced many memorable moments down the years, for England and Australia fans alike. BBC Sport has looked back through the archives and picked…

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Anthony Joshua smashes window Amsterdam opens new Under Armour shop

7:14 AM ET ESPN staff Usually when a brand opens a new store, they invite a local celebrity to cut a ribbon. However, there were no scissors present when Anthony Joshua was asked to open a new shop in Amsterdam. Under Armour, who endorse Joshua, invited the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion to punch his way into the store by breaking the shop’s windows. Joshua, who is fresh from a holiday in Dubai where he trained on top of the Burj Al Arab, made light work of the glass, sending…

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All Football 

Premier League: Saturday night games among 200 to be televised from 2019-2020

The new deal wil replace the record £5.136bn deal struck with Sky and BT Sport in 2015 Eight Premier League games will be played in a new 19:45 slot on Saturdays under the terms of a new broadcast package from the 2019-20 season. Broadcasters will bid for rights to show 200 live matches, more than 50% of the league’s 380 games and an increase on the current deal’s 168. The new package will also allow successful bidders to broadcast rounds of midweek matches in their entirety. It will replace the…

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Hampshire: Calvin Dickinson and Chris Sole sign new contracts

Calvin Dickinson featured in five T20 Blast and one County Championship match during the 2017 season Hampshire wicketkeeper-batsman Calvin Dickinson has signed a new contract with the county. The 21-year-old broke into the first team in the 2017 season after an injury to Lewis McManus, featuring in the T20 Blast semi-final loss to Notts Outlaws. Pace bowler Chris Sole, 23, has also been handed a deal until the end of next season. Scotland international Sole is yet to make a first-team appearance following a hand injury last season. Source link

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Matt Kvesic ‘heading in right direction’ after breaking into Exeter Chiefs first team

Matt Kvesic spent four years at Gloucester before his summer move to Sandy Park Matt Kvesic says there is a lot more to come from him after breaking into the Exeter first team. The 25-year-old back-row joined the Chiefs in the summer from Gloucester. But after starting the season opener, Kvesic was not named in the Premiership starting XV again until the win against Saracens two weeks ago, and kept his spot for last week’s victory over Bath. “I’ve been lucky to get the opportunity over the past two weeks…

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NBA — Ryan Anderson on fire from Chris Paul

1:16 James Harden and Ryan Anderson combine for 52 points while Chris Paul finishes a rebound shy of a triple-double in the Rockets’ 112-101 win over the Jazz. SALT LAKE CITY — The instant chemistry between Chris Paul and Ryan Anderson isn’t exactly rocket science. “‘Cause he can shoot and I can pass,” Paul said after the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to eight games with a 112-101 victory Thursday over the Utah Jazz. “It’s that easy.” The pick-and-pop pair, serving as complements to MVP candidate James Harden, has…

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees blasts Thursday night games, cites numerous injuries

ATLANTA — Drew Brees joined the loud chorus of NFL players railing against playing Thursday night games after his New Orleans Saints lost six players to injuries during a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. “It’s 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night,” Brees said. “Do you understand what guys’ bodies go through in a game? And then to have to turn around four days later and to play? Look at the injury studies, they’re off the charts. They’re off the charts. So is this…

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Law: Did Marlins get more than salary relief from the Gordon trade? – Keith Law Blog

When I heard someone with New York ties was running the Marlins, I didn’t realize it was going to be Crazy Eddie, but it appears that everything the Marlins have must go and the prices are going to be insane. Who’s still on the market as teams hunt for help this winter?Insider: Law’s top free agents | Trade market Dee Gordon missed the first half of 2016 due to a positive PED test and was well below his career norms in the second half, so his 2017 season represented a…

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All Tennis 

Svetlana Kuznetsova out of Australian Open after left wrist surgery

MELBOURNE, Australia — Two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open after having surgery on her left wrist. Tennis Australia on Friday said No. 12-ranked Kuznetsova and China’s Saisai Zheng, nursing a right knee injury, were the only players ranked in the top 100 who are confirmed as not playing the Jan. 15-28 tournament at Melbourne Park. Serena Williams, who was pregnant while winning the 2017 Australian Open title and gave birth to her first child in September, “is anticipated to return,” Tennis Australia said. Williams…

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