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Author: 0 Jonny Bairstow: ECB investigating 'headbutt' involving Cameron Bancroft before Ashes

Bancroft became the 451st player to play for Australia when he took field on Day One of the first Ashes Test at The Gabba, Brisbane. It's understood the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is now trying to find out more facts about the alcohol-fuelled incident that entered the public domain on Sunday, when it was used as sledging fodder on day four of the Ashes opener.

Sport Minnesota slips past Alabama in Barclays Center Classic
Author: 0 Minnesota slips past Alabama in Barclays Center Classic

Just 27 seconds earlier, Mason and Sexton were each assessed technical fouls for talking to each other, and the Golden Gophers senior guard was ejected. "I was easier when it was 5-on-4", Pitino said. There's no book on it. Surely things couldn't get any worse, right? It was as if they expected Alabama to roll over and die when the Tide were simply hoping that Minnesota missed some shots.

Sport Smith targeting dream win over City
Author: 0 Smith targeting dream win over City

Although in typical Guardiola fashion, he still wants many more from the wide man. The Man City winger's victor against Feyenoord in the week was his 11th of the campaign, already equalling his haul for Liverpool four years ago and at City in 2015-16.

Sport Knicks' Michael Beasley starting in place of Kristaps Porzingis on Saturday
Author: 0 Knicks' Michael Beasley starting in place of Kristaps Porzingis on Saturday

Houston trailed by 22 with 4:36 remaining in the first. He entered Saturday fourth in the National Basketball Association at 27.3 points per game. Porzingis also missed the second game of a back-to-back on November 8 at Orlando. "Everybody's got to step it up a little bit in cases like that". Consider Beasley was mostly out of rotation for the past few weeks. They jumped all over Houston, running out to a 21-3 lead.

Sport Warriors list Durant as doubtful, Iguodala as probable vs
Author: 0 Warriors list Durant as doubtful, Iguodala as probable vs

On the heels of his highest-scoring quarter of the season against the Bulls Friday night, Warriors' point guard Stephen Curry looked like a completely different player Saturday. During the Kevin Durant- and Draymond Green-free Golden State Warriors' 143-94 ritualistic slaughter (the third-worst in team history) of the terrifying vision that is the GarPax Hoibulls, one Chicago player stood out among the rest.

Sport Town Business: Warriors overcome 14-point first quarter deficit to beat Pelicans
Author: 0 Town Business: Warriors overcome 14-point first quarter deficit to beat Pelicans

New Orleans went up by 14 in the first quarter, but as often happens at Oracle Arena, Golden State surged back, eventually taking a lead of 16 points. That all changed in the second quarter, as the Warriors tied the Pelicans , 55-53, at halftime. The Warriors took advantage of some sloppy play by New Orleans by going on an 8-0 run to open the second half and the Pelicans struggled to get back over that hump once they fell behind.

Sport The moments that mattered in Oklahoma's 59-31 win over West Virginia
Author: 0 The moments that mattered in Oklahoma's 59-31 win over West Virginia

The defense did not stop the Sooner offense until Baker Mayfield was out of the game and they already had 59 points. Here are three takeaways from West Virginia's loss to Oklahoma in Week 13. West Virginia relied heavily on its run game on its opening offensive drive, running the ball on nine of the drive's 13 plays for 62 yards using Crawford and a wildcat formation with McKoy.

Sport Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger happy with players' attitude despite Cologne defeat
Author: 0 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger happy with players' attitude despite Cologne defeat

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Cologne , while AC Milan reached the last 32 by thrashing Austria Vienna. "We had a lot of possession", he said after the game . "We lost the game to one shot, basically", the manager said. It was honestly not a penalty at all.

Sport No. 9 Ohio State beats MI despite losing JT Barrett to injury
Author: 0 No. 9 Ohio State beats MI despite losing JT Barrett to injury

O'Korn overthrew three open receivers in the first quarter, but he did connect with tight end Zach Gentry for a 27-yard gain on the Wolverines' first touchdown drive. Sean Nuernberger's 44-yard field goal, set up by a 29-yard pass from Haskins to K.J. Hill, made it 24-20 with 10:21 left. Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 42 yards during the closing seconds of the quarter.

Sport Heisman victor Jackson involved in Louisville-Kentucky brawl
Author: 0 Heisman victor Jackson involved in Louisville-Kentucky brawl

This game was also the first time United Kingdom has had a 200-yard rusher since Artose Pinner ran for 224 in 2002. In the 24th consecutive Governor's Cup football game between United Kingdom and Louisville on Saturday, the Cardinals exacted their revenge against the Cats by dominating them on their home field, 44-17.

Sport Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test
Author: 0 Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

Australia fought back to reduce a resistant England to 196 for four on the first day of their opening Ashes cricket Test at the Gabba here on Thursday. After Cook had been dismissed by Mitchell Starc (1/49), Vince and Stoneman had few problems mastering Australia's vaunted fast bowling trio. With Australia's three seamers favouring a full-length approach, there was ample opportunity for Vince to unfurl his favourite cover drive, and one stroke in particular - off Josh Hazlewood in the ...

Sport Nebraska Football Has Fired Mike Riley After Three Years
Author: 0 Nebraska Football Has Fired Mike Riley After Three Years

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos announced Saturday morning that the University of Nebraska has ended head football coach Mike Riley's employment effective immediately. Nebraska, still seeking its first conference title since 1999, will be hiring its fifth coach since the 1997 retirement of Tom Osborne. Nebraska will move quickly in its search to secure a new head coach and Moos has appointed Trent Bray, who coaches the team's linebackers, to serve as head coach in the interim.

Sport How £89million Star Could Line up for Manchester United - Jose Wants him
Author: 0 How £89million Star Could Line up for Manchester United - Jose Wants him

Mkhitaryan has been omitted from United's squads during the past two games against Newcastle United and Basel . The 28-year-old was a regular in Mourinho's XI for the first part of the season but has left out of the side's last two matchday squads, with Mourinho accusing him of "disappearing" during games .

Sport Manchester City continues to be dominant on EPL championship odds
Author: 0 Manchester City continues to be dominant on EPL championship odds

Kante and Bakayoko should start in the central midfield and the likes of Zappacosta and Alonso should start in the wing-back positions. First-half goals from Eden Hazard and Willian put Chelsea in control, with Cesc Fabregas adding a third before Willian netted again to cap the rout and knock Qarabag out of the competition.

Sport Cavaliers Vs Hornets NBA Game Preview
Author: 0 Cavaliers Vs Hornets NBA Game Preview

James went to the locker room shooting 4-of-11 and the Cavs trailing, 46-38. Surprisingly, Dwight Howard was Charlotte's best free-throw shooter in the final frame, dropping 5-of-6 freebie attempts (83.3 percent), while the rest of the team combined to go 2-of-8 (25.0 percent) from the charity stripe.

Sport Texas Tech AD says Kliff Kingsbury will return: 'We're not far off'
Author: 0 Texas Tech AD says Kliff Kingsbury will return: 'We're not far off'

He lofted a nicely-placed pass to Ehlinger for a 27-yard gain on Texas' opening touchdown drive. Then Shimonek entered and the game flipped to the Red Raiders. Rowland responded with a 40-yard field with 14:23 to play to re-establish its 10-point advantage. After going 11-for-15 for 175 yards in the first quarter, Carter was 1-10 for 10 yards and two interceptions in the second quarter.

Sport Michael Bisping Knocked Out By A Huge Left Hand From Kevin Gastelum
Author: 0 Michael Bisping Knocked Out By A Huge Left Hand From Kevin Gastelum

Bisping was not getting up from that one as he landed at the feet of Gastelum, then secured the win with heavy ground and pound. While the fight didn't go his way, Bisping looked comfortable in the early going but it was Gastelum who was clearly the aggressor during the first few exchanges.

Sport Leo Messi Ends Speculation By Signing New Barca Contract
Author: 0 Leo Messi Ends Speculation By Signing New Barca Contract

He has scored 523 goals. Goals for Barcelona, in 602 games, including a record 361 in LaLiga. To buttress his point, the four-time Ballon d'Or victor added that "two Serie A greats like Milan and Inter aren't what they were 10 years ago and don't even enter the Champions League now".

Sport More history for Valentine Holmes as Australia reach final
Author: 0 More history for Valentine Holmes as Australia reach final

Australia will play either Tonga or England in next week's final at Suncorp Stadium. Meanwhile Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith says they will not underestimate the Bati. Holmes crossed for five tries in the Kangaroos' 46-0 quarter-final win over Samoa last weekend and added two more in the first half against Fiji .

Sport Coutrois to renew contract at the end of the season
Author: 0 Coutrois to renew contract at the end of the season

Antonio Conte admits he fears Thibaut Courtois could wind down his contract and leave Chelsea facing the same nightmare scenario Arsenal now find themselves in. "There is space to solve the situation this season". "These types of situations are not simple but every club has to try and solve all these situations".

Sport Saturday Premier League 3pm Kick-Offs: Back United to score four again
Author: 0 Saturday Premier League 3pm Kick-Offs: Back United to score four again

Newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion coach Chris Hughton said that his "team has to perform on a high level" in Saturday's Premier League game if they want to beat Manchester United's unbeaten run at home. I would like to reassure everyone that I'm healthy and back training hard with the team . As for Brighton, Steve Sidwell is their only absentee, meaning that Hughton could select the same XI that drew 2-2 with Stoke on Monday night.

Sport Top 10 Worst Arkansas Games Under Bret Bielema
Author: 0 Top 10 Worst Arkansas Games Under Bret Bielema

On being told he was sacked as he was coming off the field, Bielema said, "Obviously, everybody's probably like, 'Woo, they got him right after that [loss],' but I'd much rather have it this way than think about it". Missouri's been one of the most fun teams in the country over the last two months, winning five straight games and averaging almost 500 yards per game on offense.

Sport No. 12 UCF caps ideal regular season with win over USF
Author: 0 No. 12 UCF caps ideal regular season with win over USF

Strong, the former Texas coach hired after last season when Willie Taggart jumped to OR, said the Bulls have yet to play a complete game. UCF and Memphis were supposed to play on September 8 just ahead of Hurricane Irma hitting Central Florida, but the Tigers left Orlando when Gov.

Sport NFL Owners Should 'Ignore' Trump — ESPN's Kellerman
Author: 0 NFL Owners Should 'Ignore' Trump — ESPN's Kellerman

New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon has made his stance very clear: he will continue his national anthem protest by kneeling before the start of every game, and that did not change on Veterans Day Weekend, nor did it change on Thanksgiving.

Sport TCU, Baylor Get In Benches-Clearing Brawl; Ref Gives Penalties To Everyone
Author: 0 TCU, Baylor Get In Benches-Clearing Brawl; Ref Gives Penalties To Everyone

Baylor started the second half with a Nrewer INT and after that it was all TCU. The game remained chippy early in the fourth quarter when Baylor safety Chris Miller hit Hill along the sideline, and the two players exchanged words. Trestan Ebner took a check-down pass from Brewer 58 yards for a touchdown and Conner Martin nailed a 48-yard field as the half ended. He has won 10 or more games in 11 of 17 seasons at the school.

Sport Eric Cantona has a surprise choice for United's next number 7
Author: 0 Eric Cantona has a surprise choice for United's next number 7

Cantona said attacking football was part of United's tradition and feels there's another manager that could bring that quality to Old Trafford. "I think he is a very creative player and every time you have a good player injured, you suffer", he told FullTimeREDDEVILS .

Sport Nigeria former VP quits ruling party
Author: 0 Nigeria former VP quits ruling party

Instead, it had become as factionalised as its rivals, he said, accusing it of a "draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced". If anything, those behaviours have actually worsened. For us, the task of building a political party is not a day's job; its marathon and it takes many years and we will continue to improve on our system until we are able to get the kind of party that we want to really, really build.