New ATP Cup is no 'land grab', says Tour...

New ATP Cup is no 'land grab', says Tour chief Kermode


Men's Tour chief Chris Kermode rejected suggestions of an ATP "land grab" when launching a new $15 million team tennis competition to start in Australia in January, 2020.

Green: Warriors not going to 'crumble' over Durant dust-up

Addressing the confrontation with teammate Kevin Durant that earned him a one-game team suspension, Golden State forward Draymond Green said the Warriors are not "going to crumble off of an argument."

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MLB Commissioner Manfred gets five-year contract extension

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred received a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2024 regular season, the league announced Thursday.

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Penguins captain Crosby out with upper-body injury

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby will miss the Penguins' Thursday night game against the Tampa Bay Lightning due to an upper-body injury.

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Take 5: Chiefs-Rams take center stage

Monday night's battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams is a doozy, as just the fifth matchup since 1970 featuring two teams without multiple losses after Week 10.

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La Liga takes case for regular-season game in U.S. to fans

In the face of growing opposition, La Liga pleaded its case to stage a regular-season match in the United States to the fans on Thursday, wrapping the front page of the Miami Herald with a full-page advertisement declaring "Bring Us The Game".

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Colts QB Luck shoots for 10-0 mark vs. Titans

Look at the 4-5 Indianapolis Colts. Or take a quick glance at the 5-4 Tennessee Titans.

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Broncos back from bye, visit quietly contending Chargers

After being set adrift for nearly a month, the Los Angeles Chargers finally return home this weekend to the NFL's smallest venue.

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Cowboys and Falcons fight to keep playoff hopes alive

A victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Atlanta last November started a 6-2 closing run by the Falcons that gave them an NFC wild-card berth.

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Jaguars try to avoid sinking against streaking Steelers

Seemingly drama-proofed by what appears to be a string of tumult to outsiders, the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Jacksonville with a chance to push their win streak to six games.

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Eagles deploy pressure, hope for best vs. Brees, Saints

It didn't take long for Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to look at tape of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' mistakes - make that, his mistake - this season.

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Panthers, Lions fight to elude another loss

The Carolina Panthers need to fix their leaky defense to have any chance of winning the NFC South Division. A matchup against the reeling Detroit Lions could be a good place to start.

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Grappling with taboos, Iraqi women join wrestling squad

The toughest fight that Iraqi freestyle wrestler Alia Hussein ever faced was convincing her family that women should be allowed to grapple.

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Swimming: Turin meet canceled after pressure from world body

A new professional swimming event scheduled for Turin in December has been canceled after world body FINA threatened sanctions against those taking part, the Italian federation said on Thursday.

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Thiem keeps hopes alive with belated ATP Finals win

Dominic Thiem claimed his first win of the week at the ATP Finals as he beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-4 to stay mathematically alive at the O2 Arena on Thursday.

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Biathlon: IBU wants lab data, increased testing to reinstate Russia

The Russian Biathlon Union was on Thursday issued with set of criteria, including increased drugs tests and granting access to Moscow lab data, which it must fulfil to be reinstated as a full member of the sport's international federation.

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Golf: Molinari retains control in Race to Dubai

Italy's Francesco Molinari kept his grip on the European Tour's season-defining crown despite two late bogeys in a four-under-par 68 that kept him within two shots of the lead on day one of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday.

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WADA head sure Russia will meet anti-doping deadline

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie said on Thursday he was confident Russia would not miss a year-end deadline to hand over data from its suspended laboratory, a condition for its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) to stay accredited. 

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WADA declares Nigerian anti-doping agency 'non-compliant'

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Nigeria's national anti-doping agency had been declared non-compliant.

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Golf: Koepka shrugs off poor start at Dunlop Phoenix as Oda leads

World number one Brooks Koepka shrugged off a mediocre start that left him three shots off the first-round lead at the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament in Japan on Thursday, the American confident he has enough time to make up the deficit.

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