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Gossip column: Evans, Shaw, De Gea, Lanzini, Willian, Coutinho, Werner

Transfer news Newcastle are keen to sign Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, 22, but do not want to pay the ¬£20m fee the Red Devils want. (Sun) Arsenal will again target West Brom’s 29-year-old defender Jonny Evans in the January transfer window. (Mirror) Manchester City will also bid for Northern Ireland centre-back Evans. (Telegraph) Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 23, says he could still sign a new deal with the club, despite reported interest from Juventus. (Liverpool Echo) Lawro’s predictions Check out Lawro’s verdict on the weekend’s Premier League…

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Which young star will win a Stanley Cup first?

Emily Kaplan: If I was asked this question two months ago, I would have answered McDavid, without hesitation. I believed that the Edmonton Oilers were poised to win a Stanley Cup as soon as this season. Given where things stand now in Edmonton, I’m not as bullish. I do see Auston Matthews hoisting a Cup for the Toronto Maple Leafs — heck, probably while wearing a C on his sweater when that happens — but just not yet. The Maple Leafs are still working on their rebuild, and while they’ve…

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All Golf 

Golf — Time to let our appreciation of Tiger Woods evolve in latest comeback attempt

Here is a prediction: There will be a moment in the Bahamas this week when Tiger Woods hits a long iron flush, going for a par-5 in two. He’ll hold his finish, dangling the club wide left of his body as he tracks the ball in the air with his eyes. Time will briefly feel like it’s standing still. You might even catch yourself holding your breath while watching. Then, just as the ball reaches its apex, Woods will twirl his club with a flick of his fingers, a move…

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Ashes: Joe Root says England are motivated by Australia’s behaviour

What really happened between Bancroft & Bairstow? Australia v England, second Ashes Test Venue: Adelaide Oval Date: 2-6 December Time: 04:00 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. England will use Australia’s behaviour after winning the first Ashes Test as motivation for the second match in Adelaide on Saturday, says Joe Root. Captain Steve Smith was laughing in the news conference as opener Cameron Bancroft…

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All Tennis 

Novak Djokovic brings aboard Radek Stepanek as coach

MONACO — Novak Djokovic is bringing aboard former top-10 player Radek Stepanek as a coach. Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, and Stepanek announced their partnership during a joint appearance on Instagram Live on Thursday. Said Djokovic: “So this is the new team, baby. This is my new man.” Added Stepanek: “Now it’s official.” Novak Djokovic, right, is adding former top-10 player Radek Stepanek to his coaching team.¬†Michael Regan/Getty Images What was not immediately clear was how Stepanek and Andre Agassi, who began working with Djokovic on a part-time basis at…

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Threats of ‘fire and heat’ but George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr a cold war

Nov 30, 2017 Isaac RobinsonESPN Much — some say far too much — is made of mind games in boxing. On Tuesday, down countless flights of stairs in the luxurious dungeon of The Savoy, a forthcoming world title fight brought together several of the sport’s very sharpest tongues. While they have in common intelligence, George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. are markedly different in the way they present themselves. It was Groves who entered first. Sharply-suited and with closely-cropped ginger hair, the WBA world super-middleweight champion is a 29-year-old who…

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MRI taken on New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis’ injured right ankle was negative

3:34 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Ian Begley Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.com An MRI taken Thursday on New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis‘ injured right ankle was negative, revealing no damage, league sources told ESPN. ESPN sources say Porzingis is considered day-to-day after spraining his ankle on Wednesday against the Miami Heat. The Knicks next play on Sunday against the Orlando Magic. Porzingis was hurt on Wednesday when he and Justise Winslow were pursuing a loose ball on the baseline and Winslow stepped on…

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Fantasy football picks, sleepers, busts for Week 13

The World Association Football League (WAFL) of Sacramento, California, is about as old-school a league as you’ll find. Touchdown only, they still keep scores and standings by hand. Ron Andre is the commissioner and, with an exception here or there, has the exact same group of folks in the league from when they started. In 1973. 44 years ago. Fantasy football rankings from Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Mike Clay, Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft for Week 13 of the NFL season. Which wide receivers have the easiest and toughest matchups…

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Atlanta Braves trade closer Jim Johnson to Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired pitcher Jim Johnson and the Atlanta Braves‘ remaining $1.21 million in international bonus signing allocation for minor league left-hander Justin Kelly, it was announced Thursday. The deal increases Los Angeles’ possible bonus offer to Shohei Ohtani to $1,315,000. Los Angeles had been 28th among the 30 teams in bonus space for Ohtani. The trade Thursday elevated the Angels to seventh behind Texas ($3,535,000), the New York Yankees ($3.5 million), Minnesota ($3.07 million), Pittsburgh ($2,266,750), Seattle ($1.557,500) and Miami ($1.49 million). He’s…

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Antonio Conte: Chelsea manager is charged by FA after dismissal

Chelsea’s narrow win over Swansea kept the Blues in third place Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct following his dismissal against Swansea City. The Blues boss was sent to the stands in the 43rd minute of his side’s 1-0 Premier League victory on Wednesday. Conte watched the entire second half on a dressing-room TV after disputing the referee’s decision not to award a corner when the game was goalless. He has until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to respond to the charge, the FA…

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