This Past Week In Sports (05-11 Nov 2018)

Cricket

  • James Anderson received a demerit point for breaching the code of conduct after complaining to an umpire when he was warned for running on the wicket
  • Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Marsh are left out of the Australian squad for the T20 matches against India and South Africa’s
  • Mark Taylor quits as the director of Cricket Australia because he has  ‘lost the energy’ after the ball tampering scandal
  • Pakistan decided to include teenager Shaheen Shah in their 15-man squad for their first two tests against New Zealand

Football

  • Maurizio Sarri became the first Premier League manager to go unbeaten in his opening 12 matches on debut as Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton on Sunday.
  • Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table — temporarily at least — with a win at home to basement club Fulham at Anfield.
  • Guardiola insists financial row won’t tarnish City’s success
  • Winless in 15 matches and coming off the club’s heaviest European home defeat, it could well get worse for Thierry Henry and Monaco against PSG

Rugby

  • Sean O’Brien’s injury struck again when he suffered a broken arm at the end of the first-half of Ireland’s test against Argentina
  • Wales end a 10-year losing streak against the Wallabies after winning by 3 points
  • Ireland find their feet to defeat Argentina after a sloppy performance in the first half
  • It is suspected that Conor Murray could make a surprise return for Ireland’s test against the All Blacks

Wrestling

  • PAC (fka Neville) to make first UK wrestling appearance on 5 January 2019 for Defiant Wrestling
  • WWE Raw apparently set to have a strict three-hour time limit
  • WWE officials seemingly reached out to some NJPW wrestlers early this year
  • Kevin Kelly likely to replace Jim Ross on AXS TV and NJPW after 2018 as Ross’ contract expires – unlikely to renew
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