Australia fall short in run chase as India open T20 series with 11-run win | Australia cricket team

Justin Langer clashed with match referee David Boon before a controversial concussion substitution allowed Yuzvendra Chahal to spin India to victory in the opening Twenty20 international.

In a dramatic match at Canberra’s Manuka Oval, Australia fell 11 runs short of India’s 161-7 – with the loss added to by a leg injury suffered by captain Aaron Finch. Australia’s chase stumbled after a 56-run opening stand between Finch and D’Arcy Short, with Chahal taking 3-25 to be named man of the match.

After starting the game on the bench, Chahal was brought in to the match as a concussion replacement for Ravindra Jadeja at the change of innings. Jadeja top edged a Mitchell Starc bouncer into his helmet while batting in the final over of India’s innings, but did not receive an on-field assessment.

Under the ICC’s rules, a doctor does not have to come on to the field immediately but

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Rory Sutherland takes new role as elite road coordinator for Australian Cycling Team

Israel Start-Up Nation’s Rory Sutherland at the 2020 Vuelta a España – the Australian’s last race as a professional

The recently retired Rory Sutherland – who raced this season for Israel Start Up-Nation – will take on a new, part-time role as elite road coordinator for the Australian Cycling Team, AusCycling announced on Friday.

In September, the 38-year-old announced his decision to retire this year, and finished his career after completing the Vuelta a España in Madrid in early November.

“I am immensely proud to be joining the Australian Cycling Team as elite road coordinator,” Sutherland said of his new, Europe-based role in an AusCycling (formerly Cycling Australia) press release. “My new role will allow me to give back to the sport and program that showed me so much support over the past 20 years, and I look forward to working with everyone as Australia continues to reach new heights

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Getting the right health team as virus rages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It’s hard to imagine more consequential picks.

Already two Democratic governors seen as candidates for health and human services secretary have faded from the frame. Rhode Island’s Gina Raimondo told reporters Thursday that she would not be the nominee and is staying to help her state confront a dangerous surge of COVID-19 cases.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was offered another Cabinet post — interior secretary — and turned it down, a person close to the Biden transition said Wednesday. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.


Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus made a fresh push during a virtual conference call Thursday for Biden to nominate Lujan Grisham as HHS secretary. One lawmaker, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico — a distant

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‘That Team Wasn’t Better Than Us’

When Marcus Morris thinks about the Clippers blowing their 3-1 lead against the Denver Nuggets, it still stings. 

“It hurt being up 3-1,” Morris said. “It’s not about losing, it’s about how we lost. I think that’s the biggest motivation for this team.”

The main reason losing to the Nuggets hurts Morris is because he truly believes the Clippers were the better team. The saying typically goes “the better team won”, but Morris certainly isn’t alone in that sentiment among the Clippers.

That will likely serve as bulletin board material for the Nuggets when the teams meet again on Christmas Day.

Morris also said that “guys are very motivated to come back,” and Ivica Zubac also mentioned during media week that the team is using the loss to stay determined to bounce

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WVSU basketball: 3 Jackets named to Division II preseason team | MEC Sports

The start of the season is on hold until January, but preseason accolades are rolling in for the West Virginia State University men’s basketball team.

WVSU’s Anthony Pittman, a former Capital High School standout, and Glen Abram were named Thursday to the Black College Sports Network’s HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) NCAA Division II preseason first team.

A third Yellow Jacket, Jeremiah Moore, was named to the second team.

WVSU coach Bryan Poore said the recognition comes at a good time for the Yellow Jackets.

“It’s really nice, good for the guys, good for the team, they needed a positive, uplifting note,” said Poore, who enters his 22nd season at State’s head coach. “They’re all leery, there’s so much uncertainty to the season, and with this coming out it gives us the feeling that we’re really gonna play.”

That wasn’t a sure thing as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the

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Tyler Wahl version 2.0 has provides a big boost for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

Morning, a Wisconsin native who played football at UW-Stout, always has had a soft spot for Wahl because he’s a Badgers fan. But Wahl’s work ethic also made an immediate impression on his instructor.

“He’s got that mindset that I’m going to do whatever I can to be better,” Morning said. “He’s just different in a great way.”

Wahl wanted to get bigger and stronger, but Morning’s program went beyond that. They worked on improving Wahl’s explosiveness and ability to change direction efficiently.

When Morning tuned in for the first couple games this season, it wasn’t hard to notice that Wahl had more pop in his steps and jumps. “It’s awesome to see,” Morning said.

Wahl was listed at 214 pounds as a freshman, but he was down to around 200 by the end of the season. One of the first priorities was to get some weight back on him,

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Aru’s new team, Circus-Wanty Gobert’s new name: Daily News Digest

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Hello again, CyclingTips readers,

For a Thursday in December, it was a surprisingly busy day in cycling headlines.

Fabio Aru has a new team, the team currently known as Circus-Wanty Gobert is getting a new name, and Rod Ellingworth is leaving Bahrain-McLaren, to list just a few of the day’s stories.

Read on for more of the latest from the world of cycling.

Dane Cash,
News Editor


What’s News

| Aru will ride for Qhubeka-Assos in 2021

The NTT team that will become Qhubeka-Assos next season announced on Thursday that it had signed former Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru. The 30-year-old Italian will join the South African WorldTour squad after three seasons with UAE-Team Emirates, following several years with Astana, where he turned pro and enjoyed his biggest career successes.

“I am excited to have Fabio

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DePaul women’s basketball team practices and plays in masks

The DePaul women’s basketball players have worn face masks during every practice since Aug. 7 and all three of their games this season. The NCAA and the Big East Conference do not require masks on the court and few teams nationwide have elected to wear masks during competition.

DePaul forward Kayla Caudle looks for open teammates to complete a pass in game against Chicago State on Nov. 30, 2020.

DePaul forward Kayla Caudle looks for open teammates to complete a pass in game against Chicago State on Nov. 30, 2020. (Eric Henry / The DePaulia)

DePaul teammates, including guard Sonya Morris (11), exchange high-fives before the second half of a game against Chicago State on Nov. 30, 2020.

DePaul teammates, including guard Sonya Morris (11), exchange high-fives before the second half of a game against Chicago State on Nov. 30, 2020. (Eric Henry / The DePaulia)

DePaul guard Kendal Holmes looks to shoot over defending Chicago State players Christina Britter and Laura Segues on Nov. 30, 2020.

DePaul guard Kendal Holmes looks to shoot over defending Chicago State players Christina Britter and Laura Segues on Nov. 30, 2020. (Eric Henry / The DePaulia)

DePaul guard Sonya Morris wears mask with "Black Lives Matter" printed across in a Nov. 30 game against Chicago State.

DePaul guard Sonya Morris wears mask with “Black Lives Matter” printed across in a Nov. 30 game against Chicago State. (Eric Henry

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Cleveland baseball team still considering a name change

The Cleveland baseball organization is still discussing a possible name change, with no firm timetable in place.





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Prior to the start of the 2020 MLB season, the Cleveland baseball organization discussed possibly changing their name. The discussions began after seeing the Washington NFL franchise transition from their previous name to the Washington Football Team. But where do things stand as of December?

Cleveland team president Chris Antonetti told the media on Thursday that discussions on a name change are still ongoing, but there’s no official timetable for when a decision will be finalized.

Cleveland still weighing its options

“We continue to work through that process,” Antonetti said, via WKYC 3 Studios. “As we shared, we wanted to make sure we were thoughtful and connecting with

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Where does each team stand after 1st week of season? Where did Rutgers land?

The first week of the college basketball season has come and gone, and each Big Ten program took the court at least two times. The level of competition varied, but each team showed a glimpse of what to expect this winter.



a group of people on a court: The empty student section filled with cardboard cutouts of fans is seen in th background as Rutgers forward Dean Reiber (21) blocks a shot by Sacred Heart forward Cantavio Dutreil (30) the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sacred Heart on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won, 86-63. There were no fans permitted in the arena due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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The empty student section filled with cardboard cutouts of fans is seen in th background as Rutgers forward Dean Reiber (21) blocks a shot by Sacred Heart forward Cantavio Dutreil (30) the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sacred Heart on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won, 86-63. There were no fans permitted in the arena due to COVID-19 restrictions.



a group of men playing a game of football: Rutgers Scarlet Knights center Myles Johnson (15) prepares to dunk the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won, 86-63.


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Rutgers Scarlet Knights center Myles Johnson (15) prepares to dunk the ball during the second

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