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Orlando Magic say forward Terrence Ross out ‘indefinitely’ with leg injuries

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic say forward Terrence Ross has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and a non-displaced fracture of the same leg, and will be out indefinitely. Ross was injured in the second quarter of Orlando’s win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday. The team says an MRI on Thursday showed the extent of Ross’ injuries and that he will “miss a significant amount of time.” A timetable will likely be determined once he begins responding to treatment. Ross has been in all 22 games…

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New Orleans Saints RT Zach Strief will not return from IR, future in doubt

METAIRIE, La. — Longtime New Orleans Saints right tackle Zach Strief will not return from injured reserve this season, a source told ESPN on Thursday. Strief had surgery about two weeks ago to repair his ACL and MCL, ending his 12th NFL season and obviously leaving his future in doubt at age 34. The Saints, Falcons and Panthers could all end up in the playoffs this year, but which team is best equipped to make the most postseason noise? Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara has become must-see TV with…

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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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Yannick Noah will again captain France for Davis Cup title defense

PARIS — Yannick Noah is staying on as France captain for the Davis Cup defense next year. The French Tennis Federation announced Noah’s decision on its Twitter feed on Thursday. France won its 10th Davis Cup recently by defeating Belgium 3-2 in Lille. It was France’s first victory in the team event in 16 years. Noah, the last Frenchman to win a Grand Slam singles title at the French Open in 1983, has captained France to three Davis Cup titles. His earlier wins were in 1991 and 1996. Source link

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