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Montreal Canadiens trade forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2018 fifth-round conditional draft pick.

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for a 2018 fifth-round conditional draft pick. If Los Angeles makes the postseason, the Canadiens will get back their 2018 fourth-round pick. It was traded away in the Dwight King deal at last season’s trade deadline. Should the Kings miss the playoffs, Montreal will receive a fifth-round selection. The 32-year-old Mitchell was scoreless in 11 games this season for the Canadiens. He had eight goals and nine assists in 78 games last season and…

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Charlotte Hornets calling Nicolas Batum questionable

The Charlotte Hornets said Nicolas Batum traveled with the team to Cleveland and is listed as questionable for Friday night’s game against the Cavaliers. Batum has an ulnar nerve contusion in his left elbow, the team said. He missed the second half of Charlotte’s 129-124 overtime win against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. The 28-year-old swingman also missed the Hornets’ first 12 games of the season with a torn ligament in the same elbow. Batum is averaging 11.2 points, 3.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in five games this season. Source…

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Scotland v Australia: Grant Gilchrist ready to reignite Test career

Gilchrist impressed as he won his 17th cap, as a replacement against New Zealand Autumn internationals: Scotland v Australia Date: Saturday, 25 November Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Kick-off: 14:30 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sport website Scotland lock Grant Gilchrist intends to reignite his injury-interrupted Test career against Australia on Saturday. The Edinburgh second-row, 27, has played in only 16 of Scotland’s 52 Tests since his debut in March 2013. He twice led his country in 2014 and was named captain that autumn,…

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Matt Fitzpatrick shines in Hong Kong Open first round

England’s Matt Fitzpatrick believes he is right on track to erase his Dubai disappointment after an opening 66 in the Hong Kong Open. Fitzpatrick, 23, led by a shot at halfway in the defence of his DP World Tour Championship title last week, but struggled to a third round of 72 and eventually finished 12th. That was still his seventh straight top-15 finish since he won the Omega European Masters and a round containing six birdies and two bogeys at Fanling left him a shot behind leader SSP Chawrasia. “It’s…

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Premier League Show: I played the trumpet after being banned – Eric Cantona

British rapper Loyle Carner chats to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona about his love of music and when he learned to play his first musical instrument. WATCH MORE: I’ve sold the house! – Vardy on famous title celebrations Watch the full interview on The Premier League Show on Thursday, 23 November from 22:00 BST on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website. Source link

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Abu Dhabi GP: Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have learned from 2017 mistakes

How to mess up your title bid in five seconds Sebastian Vettel says he and Ferrari have learned from their mistakes in 2017 but admits it will be “massively tough” to beat Mercedes next year. Vettel led the championship for 12 of 20 races but driving errors and poor reliability enabled Lewis Hamilton to win with two races remaining. “We had two or three races that turned out to be very costly for different reasons,” the German said. “There were lessons to be taken, some obvious and some hidden.” He…

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Ashes: England sent message to themselves & Australia – Michael Vaughan

All the best TMS moments from day one in Pint-sized Ashes First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day one of five) England 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53 Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard England “sent a message” on the opening day of the Ashes that they will compete with Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan. The tourists recovered from 2-1 to reach 196-4 in Brisbane, thanks to James Vince’s 83, Mark Stoneman’s 53 and an unbeaten 28 from Dawid Malan. “I was concerned that England might get blown away,” Vaughan, who captained…

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Wales v New Zealand: All Blacks captain Kieran Read ruled out

Kieran Read (L) and Sam Whitelock have won a combined 204 caps for New Zealand Autumn internationals: Wales v New Zealand Venue: Principality Stadium Date: Saturday, 25 November Kick-off: 17:15 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One Wales & S4C, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. New Zealand captain Kieran Read will miss Saturday’s game against Wales in Cardiff with a sore back. Lock Sam Whitelock, 29, leads the team for the first time in his 96th international appearance….

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MMA — Ben Askren talks about “enigmatic” career, believes he was the best welterweight in the world

Just days away from the final fight of his mixed martial arts career, Ben Askren remains almost oddly comfortable with his decision to walk away. Askren, 33, will defend his ONE Championship welterweight title against Shinya Aoki in Singapore on Friday. The former NCAA collegiate wrestling champion says it will be the final chapter of his athletic career. Tyron Woodley’s impressive defense led to another victory, this time against Demian Maia at UFC 214. He remains No.1 in the division rankings. An undefeated champion, such as Askren (17-0), choosing to…

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