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NHL roundup: Skinner's hat trick leads Sabres in rout

Jeff Skinner earned a hat trick, and goaltender Linus Ullmark made 19 saves as the visiting Buffalo Sabres cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon. October 20, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) celebrates with left wing Evan Rodrigues …

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Hamilton on pole in Austin, Vettel starts fifth

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton took a big step toward clinching his fifth Formula One world championship after putting his Mercedes on pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel starting fifth. FILE PHOTO: Formula One World Champion, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton speaks ahead …

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ATP roundup: Gulbis stuns Isner in Sweden

Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis stunned top-seeded American John Isner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Intrum Stockholm Open in Sweden. Tennis – Stockholm Open 2018 – Men’s Singles – Semi-finals – Royal Tennis Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, October 20, 2018. Ernests Gulbis of Latvia reacts after winning …

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Kasatkina denies Tunisian Jabeur to lift Kremlin Cup

(Reuters) – Home favorite Daria Kasatkina roared back from a set and 4-1 down to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Saturday, denying Tunisian qualifer Ons Jabeur a first WTA title for her country. Tennis – Kremlin Cup – Women’s singles – Final – Moscow, Russia – October 20, …

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NFL notebook: With RB Fournette out, Jaguars acquire Hyde

With starting running back Leonard Fournette ruled out for his third straight game and limited to just 20 carries this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round draft pick. FILE PHOTO: Sep 30, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard …

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Wozniacki seeks repeat at wide-open WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The women’s tennis season concludes at the WTA Finals in Singapore next week and, like a majority of tournaments during the 2018 campaign, picking a winner from a wide-open field seems a near impossible task. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – China Open – Women’s Singles – Final – …

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MLB notebook: Red Sox's Sale to start World Series opener

Boston ace Chris Sale will start the opening game of the World Series on Tuesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Friday during a radio interview. Oct 13, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros in …

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WADA not fit for purpose and should be replaced: Thompson

PARIS (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency is not fit for purpose and should be replaced, Britain’s double Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson has said following its decision last month to lift a ban on Russia’s anti-doping body. A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency …

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