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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Mansfield Summit overcomes bizarre path to playoffs with fast start against Birdville in 38-24 win

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MANSFIELD — Mansfield Summit could not control the bizarre set of circumstances that put it in position to clinch a playoff berth Thursday night.

But Summit could control what happened in a football game that it had to win to get into the postseason. The Jaguars took care of business — after an unusual start at Vernon Newsom Stadium.

Summit had a 14-point lead before it ran its first offensive play of the game, and the Jaguars went on to beat Birdville 38-24 in the regular-season finale to earn the final playoff spot from District 4-5A Division I. Summit will open the playoffs against District 3-5A Division I champion Abilene Cooper at 7 p.m. next Friday at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.

“It’s been a crazy season,” Summit coach Channon Hall said. “Our kids have been resilient. It’s win or go home from this

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Three ways Ohio State football can win the way it needs to at Michigan State: Buckeye Take

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Back on Monday morning, I did not like Ohio State’s chances to play Saturday at Michigan State.

We do not know the extent of last week’s increase in coronavirus cases on the team the Buckeyes will take to East Lansing. We know coach Ryan Day, still in quarantine, will not make the trip. We believe other players, coaches and staff are affected as well, and Day admitted Thursday OSU will be “a little short-handed.”

The cancellation of last week’s game at Illinois did not cost Ohio State its No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Lackluster play in the final weeks, however, would chisel away at any margin for error the Buckeyes have left.

Ohio State would do itself a favor by living up to its status as a three-plus touchdown favorite at Spartan Stadium. That seems attainable if they come through in three particular

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College basketball: No 3 Iowa routs Western Illinois; No. 7 Kansas, No. 16 Virginia Tech win

Luka Garza scored 35 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Iowa stayed unbeaten with a 99-58 win over Western Illinois on Thursday night.

Jack Nunge, playing his first game this season following the death of his father, matched his career high with 18 points for Iowa (3-0). Joe Wieskamp added 11 points and Patrick McCaffery scored 10 for the Hawkeyes.

Garza reached 30 points in the first half for the second consecutive game. He had 36 by halftime of last Friday’s 103-76 victory over Southern.

It was the 19th straight game of 20 points or more for Garza, the lone unanimous selection on The Associated Press preseason All-America team.

No. 7 Kansas 89, Washburn 54

David McCormack scored 17 points, Ochai Agbaji added 16 and Jalen Wilson had 12, helping seventh-ranked Kansas cruise past Washburn in the Jayhawks’ long-delayed home opener.

Kansas (3-1)

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Errol Spence looks to complete his road to recovery from near-fatal accident with a win over Danny Garcia

When thinking back to the last time he was in a boxing ring some 14 months ago, Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t mince words when tasked to describe where his life was at the time. 

Feeling like he was “on top of the world,” the unbeaten welterweight champion had just defied his own trainer’s game plan to box Shawn Porter and went on to out brawl him in one of 2019’s best fights to edge their pay-per-view matchup by split decision. What followed immediately after for the 30-year-old star was constant partying and an immediate trip to Miami with his closest friends. 

Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), who had cemented himself among boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighters, even had a PPV blockbuster already scheduled to follow up the big win when it was announced he would face former two-division champion Danny Garcia in January. 

Just two weeks after the Porter win, however, Spence

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Nagelsmann needs statement victory to prove he can win Bundesliga

It feels like an eternity now, but I vividly remember what I was doing on Feb. 9 of this year. As the final part of a frantic two-week spell broadcasting matches up and down Germany, I found myself on very familiar terrain at the spaceship-like Allianz Arena to the north of Munich.

The planets had aligned in a way that made the Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig’s Sunday night showdown carry extra weight in the Bundesliga title race. The Bavarian establishment were taking on the upstarts with lofty aspirations from the East and just a solitary point between the sides in a true top-of-the-table Spitzenspiel.

In fact, questions were beginning to be asked of Leipzig, who had slipped from their perch. Leaders going into the winter break, in the span of 10 days they had fallen twice in the league and again in the cup to Eintracht Frankfurt, in

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George Foreman Says He’d Back Mike Tyson to Win Fights vs. Fury, Joshua, Wilder | Bleacher Report

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Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman said Mike Tyson was so impressive in his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday that he could seriously compete with Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder with a little more preparation.

“If he gets three more exhibitions like that, at that level, I would even back him in challenging any title contender, even a champion,” Foreman told TMZ Sports. “If the right situation arrived, Mike Tyson could be in for a good title shot … and [with three more] of these exhibitions, he can beat some of these guys who can be champion out there.”

Foreman, who said he was on the edge of his seat throughout Tyson’s exhibition with Jones, explained Iron Mike could challenge Fury, Joshua or Wilder under the right circumstances—not necessarily a 12-round title fight with three-minute rounds.

“If you go eight two-minute rounds,

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Neymar’s double leads PSG to 3-1 win at Man United in CL | Sports

“We earned our luck today by hard work, by good mentality,” Tuchel said. “It’s not the most easy time for us. We don’t play at the highest level.”

The visitors did at the start in Manchester when Kylian Mbappé’s deflected shot bounced into the path of Neymar to score from the near post.

It took David de Gea’s save, palming away Alessandro Florenzi’s shot, to prevent the deficit from growing bigger for United.

Good fortune came in the form of Fred not being sent off for pushing his head toward Leandro Paredes, despite a VAR review.

“To give a yellow card I was very surprised,” Tuchel said. “It says he touched him but not hard enough for a red card?”

After the reprieve, United drew level when Anthony Martial’s shot was parried by Kaylor Navas and Rashford’s strike deflected off Danilo past the goalkeeper for his sixth goal in five

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CU football aims for fourth win against Arizona

Wide receiver Dimitri Stanley catches a pass for a touchdown against the University of Arizona at Folsom Field. Oct. 5, 2019 (Kevin Wu / CU Independent)

The 3-0 University of Colorado Buffaloes are currently favored by seven points as they prepare for their clash against the 0-3 Arizona Wildcats on Saturday. CU is looking to snap a three game losing streak against Arizona dating back to 2017.

Looking at common opponents, both CU and Arizona have played UCLA this season with different results. The Buffs came away with a 48-42 win in week one and the Wildcats lost to UCLA, 27-10.

Last week, the Buffs won a low-scoring game against San Diego State, 20-10. The Buffs held San Diego State scoreless except for a touchdown and field goal in the second quarter. Colorado senior quarterback Sam Noyer was impressed with the Buffs’ defensive performance. “Our defense held their ground and

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry expects rookie James Wiseman to ‘help us win basketball games’

Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry is confident that new center James Wiseman can have an immediate impact for his team this season.

“For sure,” Curry said during a videoconference call with reporters. “What that means — obviously he’s a second [overall] pick so the expectations are usually high comparing him to other top two draft picks in years past. Those comparisons, he’s not going to be able to avoid no matter what his average is or how many minutes he’s playing. But he’s definitely going to contribute and we’re gonna hopefully be able to unlock him this year to make us a much better basketball team.”

The Warriors are hopeful that Wiseman, who was selected with the second pick in last month’s NBA draft, can come in and have early success while veterans Curry and Draymond Green help take some of the inherent pressure that comes for all

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