Sunday, November 19, 2017
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TENNIS

KIDS STRONG, LOCALS SLIP

PARIS — Young prospects Dominic Thiem and Bernard Tomic advanced to the second round of the Paris Masters on Monday while local players struggled at the refurbished Bercy arena.

Thiem, at 22 the youngest player in the Top 25, progressed with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over Adrien Mannarino before Tomic, 23, ousted Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-2.

Thiem saved five of the six break points he faced to set up a second-round match with 11th-seeded Kevin Anderson at the indoor hardcourt tournament. The 19th-ranked Thiem has won his first three titles this season, all on clay.

Among the 11 French players in the main draw, three have already gone home.

SOCCER

MLS coach fired after one year

Jason Kreis' tenure as coach of Major League Soccer's New York City FC has ended after the team's first season. Kreis coached Real Salt Lake to the 2009 MLS Cup title and left after losing the 2013 championship game to join NYCFC, which started play this year. The team went 10-17-7 for 37 points.

MANAGER BANNED: Already enduring the worst run of results in his Chelsea career, Jose Mourinho will be banned from the stadium for Saturday's match at Stoke after being punished by the English Football Association. Mourinho admitted to a charge of misconduct toward the referee during a loss to West Ham last month.

NEW MANAGER: Aston Villa hired Remi Garde as its fifth manager in five years, tasking him with keeping the last-place team in the Premier League.

ITALY: Eder scored his league-best ninth goal of the season in Sampdoria's 1-1 draw at Chievo Verona in Rome in Serie A.

FANTASY GAMES

N.J. senator proposes regulation

A lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would regulate daily fantasy sports in New Jersey, putting an agency widely considered the toughest gambling regulator in the country in charge of it. Sen. Jim Whelan, a Democrat, said he'll introduce a bill after conferring with the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, which would oversee daily fantasy sports play.

ET CETERA

OLYMPICS: Kuwait's government terminated its agreement with the Olympic Council of Asia. Minster of Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al Sabah said the decision came after the IOC suspended Kuwait for political interference last week.

WNBA: The team relocating to North Texas will be called the Dallas Wings. The franchise moved from Tulsa, Okla., after six seasons

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