The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Cup will see 24 nations split into six groups across three Australian cities, with eight teams emerging from the round-robin to compete in a knockout phase until one country is left standing.
Hamilton too busy for 'Top Gun'
It is their London rivals Arsenal that have the claim to be the club where assists are worth their weight in goals. When Henrikh Mkhitaryan notched a trio of assists on his Arsenal debut he became the 10th Gunners player in the Premier League era to mark the milestone.
Hamilton may be less concerned. "I don't really like to think too much about it," he said. "Just the fact that people have mentioned it, it's already an honor, but it's not been something that I've been chasing in my life."
Trouble lies ahead after a change from a January-February to June-July tournament this year to avoid tug of wars between clubs and countries over the services of Europe-based stars.
Exeter City hosted local rivals Forest Green Rovers for the latter's first professional Boxing Day fixture in 2017, a game that ended abandoned at halftime because of torrential rain in Devon. The Football League new boys lost their rearranged League Two game when they met in January but they have a 100 percent Boxing Day record after beating Newport County away last season, coming away 4-1 winners last year. Forest Green play Stevenage Borough this year.
The Seahawks (11-4) would win the NFC West by beating San Francisco and clinch at least the No.3 seed in the conference playoffs. They can also climb to either the No.2 or even No.1 seed with a win and some help. Seattle defeated the host 49ers 27-24 in overtime in Week 10 so it owns the tiebreaker for the division title.
Lagardere Sports paid 1 million dollars in 2017 for the TV and marketing rights, but separate judgments ruled the deal illegal because there was no tender process.
The Rugby World Cup, which began in September and concludes on Saturday, has largely passed off without incident, despite some raised eyebrows in often-reserved Japan over the rambunctious behavior of fans on public transport and elsewhere.
Tim Hardaway made six three-pointers and scored 25 points and Kristaps Porzingis made four three pointers while adding 18 points as the Mavericks won for the 15th time in the last 20 games. D'Angelo Russell scored a game high 35 points in the loss.
A total of 10 players under the age of 23 have hit hat tricks of assists, including Lee Sharpe, the first player to deserve the match ball for a hat trick of assists in the Premier League back on Boxing Day in 1992.
"It was special," said Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp after that win. "He wanted the match ball so he got it. It was really cool."
Hamilton's fans can point to a lack of consistency with Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray, Olympic athlete Mo Farah, Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and cricketer Alastair Cook all knighted while still active.
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