BEN STOKES is well used to stealing the show on any given Sunday. His heroics in England’s dramatic World Cup final win over New Zealand came on the Sabbath. And six weeks later, he was again at his Sunday best to single-handedly keep the Ashes alive with one of the all-time great innings at Headingley. Now tonight in Aberdeen, Stokes is tipped to be the first cricketer to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 14 years. And if the all-rounder emulates Freddie Flintoff in 2005, it will complete a remarkable redemption story — both on and off the field. In 2016 in Kolkata, Stokes was distraught after being destroyed by Carlos Brathwaite, who smashed four straight sixes off his final over as West Indies beat England in the World T20 final.Then the following year, his reputation was in tatters after being arrested — and then charged — following that infamous Bristol brawl. Even after he was acquitted of affray, few would have tipped Stokes to capture … [Read more...] about England star Ben Stokes tipped to become first cricketer in 14 years to win SPOTY 2019
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Everything you need to know about this Sunday's primetime AFC showdown by Cody Benjamin @CodyJBenjamin Dec 15, 2019 at 8:19 am ET • 3 min read There might not be a better matchup on the Week 15 NFL schedule than the second-to-last one: the Buffalo Bills against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Other games might offer more offensive juice or pit division rivals against each other, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two teams with as many similarities as the AFC foes set to square off on Sunday night.Separated by just a game in the conference standings, both Buffalo and Pittsburgh are positioned to claim a wild-card spot. Both move the ball relatively unconventionally, at least in the sense that their quarterbacks are hit-or-miss material. The Bills' Josh Allen has flashed elite playmaking ability, particularly with his legs, despite bouts of inaccuracy and turnovers; the Steelers' Devlin Hodges has replaced Mason Rudolph's check-down tendencies with a … [Read more...] about Bills at Steelers: How to watch and stream, prediction, key matchups for ‘Sunday Night Football’
Here's who you should start in Week 15 of the fantasy season by Tyler Sullivan @TylerSully Dec 15, 2019 at 7:24 am ET • 1 min read Welcome to Week 15 of the NFL season! We are deep in playoff mode as a select few of you are vying to advance and keep your hopes of a fantasy championship alive. Lucky for you, we are here to help keep that train rolling to what hopefully ends in a title. As for the rest of you, let's try to keep you out of the basement. As we look to the Week 15 slate, those who have Lamar Jackson have a nice cushion heading into the rest of the Sunday games after his five-touchdown performance on Thursday night. If you're facing Jackson, well, we'll do our best to help you overcome that deficit. On top of that, we'll be taking a look at all the latest injury news surrounding key fantasy players throughout the league. Already, we know that the Steelers may once again be down a key weapon, the Bucs have lost Mike Evans … [Read more...] about LIVE: NFL Week 15 Fantasy Football lineup advice, inactives, rankings, sleepers
China has suspended tariffs on some U.S. goods that had been scheduled to go into effect on Sunday after the two nations reached a “phase one” trade deal, officials said. China’s customs tariff commission announced that the retaliatory tariffs would be suspended.Tariffs on other U.S. goods would be left in place, according to the statement. ADVERTISEMENTThe decision was part of the recent trade talks with the U.S., the commission added. The announcement comes after Washington and Beijing announced a “phase one” trade deal had been reached on Friday. The U.S. is keeping 25-percent tariffs on some $250 billion of Chinese imports, but dropped the rate to roughly 7.5 percent tariffs on another $120 billion in imports, U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerGOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be 'huge mistake' Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 Pelosi sounds … [Read more...] about China suspends tariffs on US products scheduled to go into effect Sunday
Kento Momota fought back from a game down to win a record 11th title of the year. © AFP World number one Kento Momota fought back from a game down to win a record 11th title of the year on Sunday with victory at the BWF World Tour Finals. The peerless Japanese player defeated Indonesia's Anthony Ginting 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 in 87 high-quality minutes in the final at the season-ending showpiece in Guangzhou. Momota celebrates a new mark in men's badminton, overtaking Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei's 10 tournament wins in 2010."At this World Tour Finals I played carefully from the first match partly with the aim of winning an 11th title," the 25-year-old Momota said."Even in tough games I did not give up."Momota was pushed all the way by the speedy Ginting and the Japanese fell 12-5 down in the deciding third game to the world number eight.However, the reigning two-time world champion surged back.Ginting was trailing 17-14 when he called the doctor on court for treatment on his … [Read more...] about BWF World Tour Finals: Kento Momota Wins Record 11th Title Of 2019
THOUSANDS of music fans have been left hundreds of pounds out of pocket after Boardmasters music festival was cancelled with just 12 hours notice over weather warnings. The five-day event was scheduled to kick off today in Newquay, Cornwall, with 50,000 revellers paying hundreds to watch artists such as Florence And The Machine and Foals. But organisers pulled the plug late on August 6 after the Met Office warned of wild weather, including heavy rain and dangerous high winds this weekend. It's left fans wondering if they can get ticket refunds, as well as their money back for travel and other accommodation they may have booked. Here's what we know.Can I get a refund of my ticket? Boardmasters has confirmed it will refund tickets purchased from Boardmasters and via official ticket sellers in full at face value, although it's yet to say how and when the refunds will be processed.In a statement the festival said: "We confirm that anyone who purchased tickets via the Boardmasters website … [Read more...] about Boardmasters festival 2019 – why has it been cancelled and can I get a refund on tickets or travel?