Kurt Busch and Elliott blame themselves for NASCAR title-race exits

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ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev is victorious in straight-sets win over Marin Cilic

Germany’s Alexander Zverev comes through a tight match against Croatian Marin Cilic with a straight-sets win 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-1) in his opening game of the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. READ MORE: Alexander Zverev punishes Marin Cilic with straight-sets win Available to UK users only. BBC Sport

ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev punishes Marin Cilic with straight-set win

ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev in straight-sets win over Marin Cilic ATP Finals Venue: O2 Arena, London Dates: 11-18 November Coverage: Follow live coverage across BBC TV, radio, the BBC Sport website & mobile app. Live text commentary available on selected matches. Germany’s Alexander Zverev punished Croatian rival Marin Cilic’s inability to take his chances and opened his ATP Finals campaign with a 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-1) win at the O2 Arena in London. Cilic, 30, served for the first set but made three unforced errors and a double fault as Zverev broke back for 5-4. Zverev, 21, went on to

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Max Verstappen’s incidents remind Damon Hill of Ayrton Senna

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Pierre Gasly defends decision to ignore F1 team orders in Brazil

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Ocon battling Verstappen in Brazil was ‘unacceptable’, explains FIA

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Phoenix NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins as 2018 Cup championship four set

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Cowboys’ duo of Elliott, Prescott lead road win over Eagles

Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott left the defending Super Bowl champions wondering how their season went wrong. Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night. The Eagles fell to 4-5 with their third straight loss at home while the Cowboys improved to 4-5. Washington leads the NFC East at 6-3. “All of us need to look in the mirror,” Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said. “Are we doing enough? Are we giving enough? You have to strain yourself to make plays. We

FIFA to ‘significantly’ raise prize money for Women’s World Cup

In a concession to women’s soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women’s World Cup teams traveling to France for next year’s tournament.

Total prize money will also “significantly increase” from the $15 million US shared among 24 teams at the 2015 tournament, FIFA official Emily Shaw said Thursday at the Women In Sports Law conference.

The total sum will be confirmed by the FIFA Council, which meets Oct. 25-26 in Rwanda, she said.

FIFA has been urged to close the gap between women’s and men’s World Cups in a new four-year cycle of tournaments and commercial deals that begins next year. In the current cycle, World Cup champion France earned $38 million from FIFA, while the United States got $2 million for winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

FIFA has pledged to share $440 million in prize money among the 32 men’s teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

New Standards?

At the 2018 World Cup, FIFA offered “business-class return flights for 50 people” to all men’s team delegations going to Russia. The new FIFA pledge to women does not cover all teams going to France.

Flight upgrades to business class will be paid except for team flights under four hours, said Shaw, FIFA’s head of women’s football governance. Teams already qualified to play in France include Australia, Brazil, Chile, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

“It is definitely progress and, for those teams that travel enormous distances, it is going to come as a huge relief,” former FIFA Council member Moya Dodd told The Associated Press at the conference.

FIFA should increase the women’s prize fund by at least the same $40 million raise in men’s total prize money from 2018 to 2022, she said.

“Leaders in sport should not be content to sit back and let the gender pay gap get wider in absolute terms on their watch,” said Dodd, a former Australia national team player.

FIFA will also raise standards for the 2019 Women’s World Cup by ensuring opposing teams do not have to stay at the same hotel. Hotel sharing is prohibited in men’s World Cup rules.

Shaw announced that change Thursday, and said FIFA also wanted to pay preparation costs for Women’s World Cup teams. Teams at the 2018 World Cup got $1.5 million from FIFA in addition to prize money of at least $8 million each.

FIFA also wants to compensate women’s clubs for releasing players to national team duty for the World Cup. FIFA shared $209 million among men’s clubs whose players took part in World Cup games.

CBC.ca

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