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1) Chelsea and Manchester United meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, after having had very different seasons so far. There are plenty of past classics between the two sides to dive into, so let’s start in 1965 with a Reds side with Law, Best, Charlton et al. Chelsea 4-0 hammering on game of the day. Another TV-featured meeting of the two, in 1973, saw Chelsea win with a goal from Peter Osgood at the Bridge. In the Premier League era we’ve had Chelsea beat Sir Alex Ferguson’s recent three-time winners in October 1999, José Mourinho’s Blues securing the title in 2006 and a 4-0 win over Mourinho’s United in 2016. On a more encouraging note for those in red, here it is: an eight-goal FA Cup victory in 1998, United’s comeback in a 3-3 thriller in 2012, and their last win in this match, in 2020 just before the lockdown.

2) AB de Villiers announced its retirement from all forms of cricket last week. The South African has been one of the most destructive hitters of modern times, so let’s relive his 31-ball record ODI hundred against West Indies in 2015, and its incredible 162 against them at that year’s World Cup. And here he is casually hammering on a 19-ball domestic Twenty20 half-century. He wasn’t a mug in the Testarena either – party at his 278 against Pakistan 11 years ago, or just enjoy it general career showreel.

3) The World Chess Championship kicks off this week, with the defending champion, Magnus Carlsen from Norway, taking on Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi. It is the first edition of the showpiece since before the pandemic when, in 2018, Carlsen defeated Fabiano Caruana. Here’s Carlsen beat this year’s opponent in 33 moves at a fast game. This documentary about the childhood of the chess legend shines some light on his upbringing, and this is why he is known as the Mozart of chess. However, his opponent is also formidable – take a look at his five best moves.

4) Teófimo López defends his lightweight world titles on Saturday at Madison Square Garden against George Kambosos Jr. He claimed the title just over a year ago with this impressive victory over Vasyl Lomachenko, while here is his victory over Richard Commey took the IBF world title in the lightweights two years ago. Lopez’s top five knockouts can be seen here.

5) Time for some more under-the-radar targets of the week. A 94th minute winner should always be appreciated, and one as memorable as this one, from Morecambe’s Cole Stockton, away from home at local rivals Fleetwood, doubly so. Just look at those away fans! And has this goal of the University of Central Lancashire got better at student football?

6) The England women will return to action on Saturday, hoping to extend their 100% World Cup qualifier record when they take on Austria. England have won all of their previous four encounters; their first, in 2010, was Ellen White’s debut goal for her country, what she’s talking about here. England also won this friendly comfortable from 2017 and another meeting in Austria a year later.

1) This week the 49ers had this beautiful ass interception wiped out by a penalty, but last year the Jets’ Marcus Maye got a clean one. Of course, as Giants fans will tell you, there’s nothing wrong with it using your head in the NFL, and Julian Edelman proves that using other people to catch the ball is perfectly feasible.

2) Guadalajara’s host of the WTA Finals was a soporific success of the fall sports calendar. Anett Kontaveit met two-time big winner Garbiñe Muguruza in the final.

3) get out of trouble at the Open.

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Saurashtra will face Haryana on Thursday, December 9 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Sector 16 Stadium in Chandigarh.

Saurashtra, led by Jaydev Unadkat, have made an impressive start to their campaign in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. After batting first, Saurashtra was bowled out for 223 in 47.3 overs. Lead-off hitter Harvik Desai scored their highest score with an 89-ball 52, tied with seven fours.

Samarth Vyas, DA Jadeja and skipper Unadkat also did their best with scores in the 1930s. Then Chirag Jani took five wicket away and helped Saurashtra clear Uttar Pradesh for 191. UP’s Rinku Singh scored half a century as he batted at number 6, but his efforts were in vain.

Haryana, led by Harshal Patel, on the other hand, didn’t exactly make the best start to the tournament. On Wednesday, December 8, Hyderabad defeated them by five wickets. Haryana was thrown out for 162 in 39.2 overs after being sent off first.

With the exception of Yashu Sharma, who made 68 of 70, none of the other batters looked comfortable. Yuzvendra Chahal was good for three scalps, but Hyderabad chased the target in 41 overs. Skipper Patel and Mohit Sharma also bowl economically.

Saurashtra vs Haryana Match Details

Matching: Saurashtra vs Haryana, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22

Date and time: December 9, 2021, Thursday, 9:00 AM IST

Event location: Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh

Saurashtra vs Haryana Pitch Report

The field at the venue wasn’t too easy to hit and making runs wasn’t that easy. Hunting can be difficult and therefore winning the toss and batting first would be the best way forward.

Saurashtra vs Haryana Weather Forecast

Conditions will be clear with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 10 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 80’s.

Saurashtra vs Haryana Probable XIs


Probable XI: Harvik Desai, Snell Patel (wk), Sheldon Jackson, Prerak Mankad, Arpit Vasavada, Samarth Vyas, Chirag Jani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Jaydev Unadkat (c), Chetan Sakariya, Yuvraj Chudasama


Probable XI: Himanshu Rana, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Shivam Chauhan, Yashu Sharma, Harshal Patel (c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Parmod Sharma (wk), Sanjay Dhull, Amit Rana, Sumit Kumar

Saurashtra vs Haryana Match Prediction

Saurashtra has an experienced batting and bowling unit with a mix of youngsters and experienced names. It won’t be a surprise if they go on to win the encounter.

Forecast: Saurashtra will probably win this match

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Live cricket score | Kandy Warriors vs Jaffna Kings Livescore and Commentary | KW vs JK Scorecard, Lanka Premier League – LPL 2021




Kandy Warriors post 166/5 after 14 overs, lose the match by 14 runs

181 is a tough target to chase in 20 overs. And Kandy Warriors had to complete the task in just 14 overs. Looking back they will be proud of their effort as they were down by just 14 runs.

Jaffna Kings took the gamble by bowling the four overs in the power play of spinners Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga. However, the plan backfired when Charith Asalanka filled in the gaps and the scoreboard read 45/0.

Striking with a pace of over 200, he was fired in the seventh over. But the problems for Jaffna Kings only got worse when Rovman Powell came into the picture.

The West Indian hit the second fastest fifty in LPL history before receiving a standing ovation from the opponents for playing a monstrous innings. Kandy Warriors was ahead of the worm with three overs to go, but from then on, fate changed.

A brilliant bowling game by Suranga Lakmal on one side limited the flow of runs as Jayden Seales scalped two wickets in the penultimate left to put the game out of reach.

With 23 required from 6 deliveries and two new batsmen on the crease, Angelo Perera outran himself trying to complete a quick double, while Tillakaratne Sampath could only muster a single limit in the final over. With this loss, Kandy Warriors’ quest for their first win in LPL 2021 continues.


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Eat Here: The 100 Best Restaurants in Denver We Can’t Live Without




Eat Here: The 100 Best Restaurants in Denver We Can't Live Without

When indoor dining was discontinued not once, but twice in 2020, we had a lot of time to think about what we liked and missed about restaurants. Our list was long. Even when they couldn’t welcome us into dining rooms, restaurant owners and hospitality workers rose to do what they do best: provide tranquility in the often challenging world we find ourselves in, a transporting bite, provide a smile (even if it was hidden behind a mask) and a reminder that a love of good food is something we can all share.

Until 2021, restaurants continued to adapt to changing rules and conditions. While some closed for good, others learned new tricks, and more eateries joined in.

For the past year, tables both indoors and out on those custom patios have been buzzing with conversation, a reminder that sharing a meal at an old favorite or trying a new place is much more than just what’s on the menu. I’ve gotten through the past twelve months with Mexican burgers delivered by La Fogata, trays of oysters shared with friends at Fish N Beer and regular trips to Misfit Snack Bar to sample what Chef Bo Portyko decided to add to the menu that week – a adventure that never disappoints. When I got the job as westwordBack in May, Food and Erink’s new editor, I went to my old go-to, Sam’s No. 3, to celebrate with a small group over chili cheese cookies. I joined friends at Brasserie Brixton when life got stressful and spent an evening drinking Aperol spritzes and eating pizza at Bar Dough for no reason at all.

Each meal reminded us that dining out is about connection, comfort and community, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in these 100 metro Denver restaurants we can’t live without.

Read the full list.

Enjoy your meal!

Are you missing one of your favourites? Check Drink Here, our list of the 100 subway bars in Denver we can’t live without. (To qualify for Eat Here, a restaurant must be open by Labor Day 2021.)


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