WTA Finals: Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki win on day two

Elsie Scully-Hicks
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Simona Halep has yet to win a Grand Slam titleWorld number one Simona Halep and sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki both impressed in their opening round-robin matches at the WTA Finals in Singapore.Romania's Halep, playing her first match since topping the rankings, beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-2 in the first...

New Trailer: Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’

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Photo Daniel Day-Lewis in a scene from the trailer for “Phantom Thread.” Daniel Day-Lewis has always been unpredictable, and he may have delivered his biggest surprise yet when he announced in June that he would retire from acting after reteaming with his “There Will Be Blood” director, Paul Thomas Anderson,...

Why Wichita State should be No. 1

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Landry Shamet might miss some time, but once he's back, this is a loaded and deep Wichita State team.  9:17 AM ET John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal On Wednesday,...

Jack Taylor: Gloucestershire spinner banned for third time

Elsie Scully-Hicks
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Jack Taylor has taken 75 first-class wickets at an average of 43.86Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor has been banned from bowling for 12 months because of an illegal action.The off-spinner, 25, was reported twice by different umpires within a year.An England and Wales Cricket Board hearing upheld the findings of an...

Why Duke should be No. 1: Bagley, Bagley, Bagley

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Marvin Bagley's announcement that he will play for Duke this season changed everything.  9:34 AM ET John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal On Wednesday, ESPN.com will roll out its preseason...

2017 ESPN college basketball preseason All-American teams

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Michael Porter Jr. is ready for his closeup at Missouri.  8:52 AM ET Jeff GoodmanESPN Insider Close Joined ESPN as a college basketball Insider in June 2013 Previously wrote for CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com There are a handful of freshmen among the preseason All-America teams, but the surprise is that none...

Alabama’s new-and-improved Damien Harris runs into Heisman conversation

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9:16 AM ET TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Damien Harris was visibly frustrated. He snapped off his helmet, bolted from the huddle and stood by himself on the sideline when he was pulled from Saturday's game on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line midway through the second quarter against Tennessee. His replacement, Bo...

Big bets back Dodger blue for Series opener

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9:23 AM ET Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series already is attracting large bets at Las Vegas sportsbooks -- almost all of them on the favored Los Angeles Dodgers. MGM reported taking a mid-six-figure bet on the Dodgers that would pay $300,000. The Westgate SuperBook took a high-five-figure bet...

RBS faces ‘further action’ by financial regulator

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Image copyright Getty Images The financial regulator has said it may take "further action" over the way Royal Bank of Scotland mistreated some small business customers.The Financial Conduct Authority has published an interim report into failings by the RBS division that dealt with struggling businesses.The Global Restructuring Group was found...

Matt Damon Finally Talks About Harvey Weinstein … ‘I Knew He Was an A**hole, But …”

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