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New York Rangers say Mika Zibanejad out with concussion

NEW YORK — Rangers center Mika Zibanejad missed practice and is out with a concussion. The Rangers and Canadiens have exchanged forwards, with Peter Holland heading to New York’s AHL affiliate while Adam Cracknell will report to Montreal’s team in Laval, Quebec. The team announced Zibanejad’s status Thursday. New York also acquired depth center Peter Holland from the Montreal Canadiens for forward Adam Cracknell. Coach Alain Vigneault said Zibanejad is going through the NHL’s concussion protocol. Zibanejad missed the Rangers’ most recent game Tuesday against Florida. Zibanejad has been one…

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Autumn international: Wales v South Africa (Sat)

New Zealand-born Scarlets centre Hadleigh Parkes will make his Wales debut against South Africa on Saturday Autumn internationals Venue: Principality Stadium Date: Saturday, 2 December Kick-off: 14:30 GMT Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, connected TVs, online and BBC Sport app; listen on BBC Radio 5 live, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru; text commentary on BBC Sport website. Team news & line-ups New Zealand-born centre Hadleigh Parkes makes his debut against South Africa as one of five Wales changes. The other change in the backline is at scrum-half, where Aled…

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Former US Open finalist Roberta Vinci to retire after Italian Open

ROME — Former US Open finalist Roberta Vinci says she will retire from tennis after the Italian Open in May. Vinci made the announcement on Twitter and in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. She said she decided to retire midseason after struggling with injuries this year, which dropped her ranking to No. 117. Vinci will enter qualifying for the Australian Open in January “with the goal of arriving in Rome in form. I want to go out with a bang.” At the 2015 US Open, Vinci upset Serena…

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Edmonton Oilers put goalie Cam Talbot on injured reserve

The Edmonton Oilers are already struggling to get into contention, and now they’ll have to do it without starting goaltender Cam Talbot, who was placed on injured reserve on Thursday. The Oilers recalled goalie Nick Ellis from the AHL to take the roster spot of Talbot, who has an upper-body injury. Backup Laurent Brossoit is expected to start for Edmonton against Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs Thursday. Talbot has struggled some this season with a 10-10-1 record, 3.00 goals-against average and .903 save percentage. The Oilers have the second-worst…

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Conor McGregor receives £350 fine for speeding

11:46 AM ET ESPN staff Conor McGregor has been fined £350 after he was caught speeding in Ireland earlier this year, a court has confirmed. A court sporkesperson told ESPN that McGregor, 29, appeared at Blanchardstown District Court Thursday, where judge Miriam Walsh handed him a 400 euro fine (around £350), which he has been given two months to pay. The spokesperson also confirmed that the UFC star was charged after he was caught breaking the country’s 100kph (60mph) national speed limit while traveling on the N7 in County Dublin…

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Ashes: James Anderson questions if Australia bowling was ‘dangerous’

Jake Ball was twice dismissed by short-pitched deliveries during the first Test 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 seamer James Anderson asked the umpire if Australia’s bowling was dangerous during the first Ashes Test. Anderson, England’s number 11, was batting when number 10 Jake Ball received five successive bouncers…

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Doctors advice leads Vancouver Canucks to announce forward Derek Dorsett will not return to their active roster

Nov 30, 2017 Greg WyshynskiESPN The Vancouver Canucks announced on Thursday that forward Derek Dorsett will not return to their active roster due to health risks associated with playing, on the advice of team doctors. “I’m devastated by the news. It will take a long time for this to truly sink in,” said Dorsett, who is signed through 2019 with Vancouver. Dorsett, 30, underwent cervical fusion surgery in Dec. 2016, with general manager Jim Benning saying then that he was optimistic for a full recovery. The surgery, similar to what…

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Nothing but respect between Errol Spence Jr. and Lamont Peterson press conference

There was no trash talk or cursing, no pushing or shoving and no nonsense. Welterweight world titlist Errol Spence Jr. and former titleholder Lamont Peterson, friends for several years, have no interest in such foolishness. So when they met on Wednesday inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the kickoff news conference for their bout on Jan. 20 (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET), which will also take place at the busy boxing building, the two fighters and their teams were on their best behavior. Nothing but respect. Keith Thurman? Manny…

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