‘Got the T-shirt’ – Garry Monk pressure addressed after latest Sheffield Wednesday defeat

Garry Monk’s experience will help him deal with Sheffield Wednesday’s growing troubles, according to former Bristol City boss Lee Johnson.

The Owls are now nine points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Championship table after losing 3-0 to South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United on Wednesday night.

It was Wednesday’s third consecutive loss and ensures they will enter November with a negative points tally.

The game was briefly suspended after only four minutes due to an unauthorised drone flying over the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Soon after the action resumed, Jamie Lindsay headed Rotherham in front.

The visitors’ task was made even tougher when Tom Lees was sent off for pulling back Mickel Miller in the box.

Daniel Barlaser converted the resulting penalty and Lindsay then bagged his second of the evening to round off the scoring before half-time.

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The Latest: Texans place OL Sharping on COVID-19 list | Football

Professional soccer matches will have to be played without spectators starting Monday and for the rest of November, while amateur sports have been suspended altogether.

The Bundesliga has been playing with limited or no fans present this season anyway, with teams following local restrictions based on infection rates. But Wednesday’s new measures are the first nationwide clampdown since the Bundesliga’s two-month suspension when the pandemic began in March.

Germany’s disease control agency earlier reported a record 14,964 new infections over the previous 24 hours, and another 27 COVID 19-related deaths, taking the overall death toll to 10,098.

Switzerland’s soccer and hockey leagues will exclude fans again after the federal government imposed a ban on events of more than 50 people amid a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Swiss soccer league said a prolonged ban is “an existential threat” to clubs that rely on matchday revenue. Clubs will be “urgently dependent”

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The Latest: Germany’s Bundesliga to exclude fans again | Football

The Swiss soccer league said a prolonged ban is “an existential threat” to clubs that rely on matchday revenue. Clubs will be “urgently dependent” on interest-free government loans in December.

New restrictions take effect Thursday as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise sharply.

Soccer and hockey teams had been allowed to sell tickets at two-thirds of stadium capacity this month if local rules permitted. That was up from a limit of 1,000 fans at soccer games in September.

The Houston Texans closed their practice facility Wednesday, hours after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.

The team was notified of the positive test on Tuesday night and said the unidentified player immediately self-isolated according to NFL protocols. Contact tracing is being conducted and the facility is underdoing “deep cleaning,” the Texans said in a statement.

“We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors

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Latest loss reveals just how deep Patriots’ problems run

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Published 4:38 p.m. ET Oct. 26, 2020

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots were hoping the problems that surfaced during their Week 6 loss to Denver were simply an aberration, a momentary setback rooted in the outbreak of coronavirus in their locker room and the lack of practice time that followed.

It turns out their issues may run much deeper than they originally thought.

The Patriots’ 27-point home loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday underlined problems on both sides of the ball, from the suddenly declining production of quarterback Cam Newton to a defense that is having trouble stopping both the run and pass.

It’s culminated in the Patriots’ first three-game losing streak since Bill Belichick’s first season in New England in 2000 and an increasing number of questions as they turn their attention to a road matchup with AFC East-leading Buffalo.

“You’ve got to take pride

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Brett Phillips Becomes the Rays’ Latest Unlikely Hero

And it all happened because Phillips — Brett Phillips! — ignited one of the wildest endings ever, putting his name beside Hal Smith, Brian Doyle and Geoff Blum among the least likely World Series stars.

Phillips, 26, has been traded three times in the last six seasons, most recently from Kansas City to Tampa Bay in late August. He is a .202 career hitter, but appealed to the Rays as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement. He appeared in those roles in the early playoff rounds — going hitless in two at-bats — but was dropped from the roster for the American League Championship Series.

Until Saturday, Phillips was best known as the guy with the breathless, honking laugh on YouTube, the dugout cheerleader with a whiteboard salute for his hot-hitting teammate, Randy Arozarena: “Rakes All Night Day Year.” (The first letters spell “Randy,” get it?) He was not the hitter

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Lifestyle ushers in festivities with its latest campaign ‘Dil Se Diwali’

This year, there will be many kinds of Diwali celebrations. There will be the ones who will keep the celebrations small and ones who will build on the festive occasion as an opportunity to reach out to their near and dear ones and share the spirit of the festival. Lifestyle’s new campaign considers all these different individual ways of celebrations, encouraging people to spread the brightness and joy in their own way. The campaign consisting of two digital films with two-part storytelling, with 2 different Diwali Celebrations, accentuated by a memorable song. Young, vibrant and engaging, the films delivers the message of “celebrating the way your heart wishes” in a fresh new way.   

Commenting on the films and the campaign, Mr. Srinivas Rao, Sr. Vice-President, Marketing, Lifestyle, said: “The Dil Se Diwali films are a celebration of all the unique instances that comes together in this festival. Whether you’re

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The Latest: UN chief urges G20 to unite on coronavirus fight

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed.

The result, he says, is every country is taking its own sometimes contradictory actions, and the virus is moving “from east to west, north to south,” with second waves of infections now affecting many countries.

Ahead of the Group of 20 summit next month, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview with The Associated Press that he hopes the international community now understands “they need to be much more coordinated in fighting the virus.”

Guterres says the United Nations also will be “strongly advocating” during the G-20 summit for a guarantee that when a vaccine is available, “it becomes indeed available and affordable for everyone, everywhere.”

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Sprinting towards the future in the latest sport apparel technology

Sprinting toward the future in the latest sport apparel technology

Erika Tarantal finds a breakthrough in sneakers and sports bras, complete with science support


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NFL Trade Deadline 2020: Latest News and Rumors After Sunday’s Week 6 | Bleacher Report

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    For teams underperforming in this 2020 NFL season, the trade deadline provides an opportunity to acquire a player that will help turn around the trajectory of a franchise and maybe steal them a playoff spot come December.

    For others, it is an excuse to sell any players with even a little promise or potential in the name of tearing down an underwhelming roster and starting anew.

    With the November 3 trade deadline approaching, reports and rumors suggest teams like the disappointing Philadelphia Eagles, young Washington Football Team and woeful New York Jets are seeking to make moves that will either immediately alter their fortunes or set them up for the long-term success they certainly will not find this year.

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    Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported there is a “strong expectation” that second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. will

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