The Seattle Seahawks handed the San Francisco 49ers their first loss of the NFL season with a thrilling 27-24 overtime victory on Monday.

Jason Myers' 42-yard field goal in OT saw the Seahawks win an enthralling contest at Levi's Stadium.

Seahawks star Russell Wilson led the way, completing 24 of 34 passes for 232 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

Seattle were forced to come from behind after the 49ers, who are now 8-1, made a fast start.

Jimmy Garoppolo (24 of 46 for 248 yards, one TD and one interception) was inconsistent, while Deebo Samuel finished with 112 receiving yards before the Seahawks (8-2) won a thriller between NFC West rivals.

San Francisco also have injury worries after the likes of Emmanuel Sanders (rib), D.J. Jones (groin) and Azeez Al-Shaair (concussion) were ruled out during the game.

The 49ers dominated the opening quarter and a seven-play, 83-yard drive finished with Garoppolo finding Kendrick Bourne up the middle to make it 10-0.

Seattle found a response late in the second quarter, Jadeveon Clowney scoring after Jarran Reed forced a fumble from Garoppolo.

The Seahawks scored twice late in the third quarter to take a 21-10 lead, only for the 49ers to fight back.

Wilson was sacked by the 49ers before a Germain Ifedi fumble allowed DeForest Buckner to score, a Chase McLaughlin field goal then levelling the scores with six minutes, 21 seconds remaining.

Seattle restored their lead through a 46-yard Myers field goal with 1:48 left in the encounter.

However, McLaughlin – a rookie – stepped up for the 49ers as time expired, converting a 47-yard field goal to force overtime.

Incredibly, Wilson was intercepted as he looked to be leading Seattle to victory before McLaughlin pulled a 47-yard attempt with 3:06 to play.

Wilson would take his next chance, his 21-yard run leading to Myers' game-winner from 42 yards.

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is set to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand.

Hayward, 29, fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during the Celtics' 135-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

The Celtics confirmed the surgery on Monday and are set to be without Hayward until late December.

"Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward underwent successful surgery today to repair a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand," a Celtics statement read.

"The injury occurred during Saturday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

"He is expected to return to play in approximately six weeks."

Hayward is averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Celtics this season.

New York Mets star Pete Alonso and Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez were named Rookies of the Year on Monday.

Alonso, 24, blasted 53 home runs for the Mets in 2019 and was a runaway winner in the National League.

The Home Run Derby winner finished with 148 points, well clear of the Atlanta Braves' Mike Soroka (82) and San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. (26).

Alvarez was the unanimous winner in the American League with 150 points, becoming the third Astros player to claim the prize.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a fine season that included 27 home runs and 78 RBIs as the Astros reached the World Series.

"I'm very happy, very thankful to my family, to the team, to everybody who has supported me, to everybody in Cuba," Alvarez said through an interpreter, via MLB.com.

"I appreciate all the help everybody has given me during the season, especially my team-mates and all the fans."

Tahlia Richardson and Mickhail Williams were triple champions at the 2019 All Jamaica U19 Badminton Championships held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium in Kingston on the weekend.

Brandon Brooks has been handed a new contract by the Philadelphia Eagles, reportedly making him the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

Brooks' deal with the Eagles was set to expire in 2020, but on Monday the team confirmed the 30-year-old had signed a new deal through to 2024.

The guard, who is a Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler - has been one of the most consistent performers in his position across the league in 2019, having overcome an Achilles tendon injury sustained in a playoff defeat to the New Orleans Saints in January.

"Since the day he walked into the building, he's been a consummate Eagle," Philadelphia's general manager Howie Roseman said.

"You just see that with everything he does on and off the field. Certainly, you're talking about a player who is the best at his position in the National Football League, a guy who gets hurt in the Divisional Round playoff game and who works his butt off to get back for this season's opener.

"He means so much to our football team and our organisation and I'm extremely proud to have him with us going forward."

NFL Media have reported the deal is worth $54.2million, with $30m guaranteed.

Rafael Nadal succumbed to defending ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev as the world number seven put in a clinical display to triumph 6-2 6-4.

Heading into this year's season finale with concerns over an abdominal problem, Nadal showed no signs of struggling with injury, but the world number one could still not handle Zverev on Monday.

While Novak Djokovic - who Nadal ousted at the top of the rankings last week - started in dominant fashion against Matteo Berrettini, Nadal suffered a similar fate to that of Roger Federer, who went down to Dominic Thiem in his opening match.

Three successive breaks ultimately did the damage for Zverev, as the 22-year-old claimed a maiden win over Nadal to make a statement of intent in London.

"It's great, everyone knows how much I've been struggling this season," Zverev, who will also face Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev in Group Andre Agassi said. "This means so much, playing here again after winning my biggest title here last year."

Any concerns over Nadal's fitness were cast aside with the first serve of the match - a venomous 126mph effort at the start of a game the 33-year-old claimed with relative ease.

But having made Nadal work far harder to hold his next serve, Zverev, who utilised the speed of the court to his advantage throughout, made the first of three straight breaks to take control.

Last year's winner stepped up another level in game seven, using a challenge well after a fantastic down-the-line forehand had been called out as Nadal conceded serve once more.

Having served out a 35-minute first set, Zverev needed no second invitation to take a third break point and - after rallying back from two double faults - held a 2-0 lead in set two.

Nadal finally regained his composure, and after holding to end his losing streak, the 19-time grand slam champion sent a sublime backhand pass to spark the O2 crowd into life.

A backhand into the net saw Zverev squander a break point for the first time - Nadal taking advantage to hold serve and keep himself in contention.

Yet Zverev had victory in his sights, though he lost some control on his first serve to hand Nadal hope of a break.

An impeccable, ripping forehand put him on the cusp, however, with the German duly serving out a first win over his Spanish counterpart in six attempts.

 Jamaican shooters dominated the Caribbean Cup Pistol Shooting Championships held at the Jamaica Rifle Associations headquarters over the weekend.

With more than 70 shooters in contention, Team Jamaica won two divisional titles, the Ladies’ category and all three senior categories for a stellar showing at the prestigious regional contest. 

Darrin Richards topped the Production Division with 1013 points while Chris Hart scored 923 to take second and Ryan Grala made 921 to place third.

The local shooters also had the edge in Standard Category where Ryan Bramwell won gold with 941 points ahead of teammate Greg Henry who took silver with 911. Gerard Gill of Barbados claimed bronze with 846.  

Caymanian Tony Campney prevented a Jamaican divisional sweep by winning the Open competition with 1045 points.

Local favourite Kevin Cheung who scored 1005 for the silver medal while Kevin Grant of Barbados won the bronze with a score of 812. 

However, on the strength of their showing in the three divisions, Jamaica amassed 2870 points to emerge as regional champions.  Cayman was second with 2629 points; while Barbados scored 2172 to place third and Trinidad and Tobago were fourth with 2027.

In the Ladies’ competition, top local female shooter, Yeonie Campbell-Simpson stamped her authority on the field scoring 669 points.

Her teammates Rene Rickhi and Tena-Shay McMorris scored 433 and 299 to place second and third respectively.

Then in the Seniors category, Jamaica’s David McMorris topped the Open competition with 708 points. Christopher Nunez won the Production title with 838 points and Owen Campbell took the Standard competition with 756 points.

Tournament Director, Lennox “Lenny” Moulton expressed satisfaction with the high standard of shooting and sportsmanship throughout the competition and the brilliant display by Team Jamaica.

“We had a high turn out with more than 70 shooters from four countries entering the championships and they put on a display which underscored why they are some of the best shooters in the Caribbean,” he said.

“Of course, we were particularly proud of Team Jamaica for winning the competition overall and for the strong showing across all categories.  Our shooters have been training hard and competing consistently both locally and overseas and I think the effort they put into their preparation definitely paid off,” Moulton added.

 

Stefanos Tsitsipas has claimed his 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 win over Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals "means more than extra".

The pair have both enjoyed terrific campaigns in 2019 - while Medvedev has won four titles and made it to a further five finals, including in the US Open, 21-year-old Tsitsipas has cemented himself in the world's top 10.

However, it is no secret Tsitsipas and Medvedev do not see eye to eye, a rivalry which was established in March 2018 during their first meeting.

Medvedev came from behind to win, but was unhappy with his Greek opponent for a heated handshake, with the umpire forced to intervene.

Tsitsipas' triumph on Monday is his first in six attempts against Medvedev, who has won 29 of his last 34 matches and was in the hunt for a 60th tour-level win of 2019.

"It means more than extra," Tsitsipas told reporters after his win. "Our chemistry definitely isn't the best."

According to Tsitsipas, their rivalry began when Medvedev complained that the youngster did not hold his hand up to apologise for a rally winning shot hitting the net during their clash in Miami last year.

"He started telling me that what I do is unsportsmanlike. I tried not to pay attention, because I knew that it was something intentional, something that he wanted to pass to me," Tsitsipas added.

"Somehow it did affect me. I did get p***** and said what I said, which I do regret, but at the time I was very frustrated that things happened this way."

World number four Medvedev, meanwhile, acknowledged the better player won at the O2 Arena on Monday.

"He was better today, but I felt like I was missing some things." the Russian told reporters. 

"This frustrates me after. I do think it would frustrate me against any other opponent. Of course I wanted to make it an even bigger head-to-head, but it's the way it is."

Dwayne Haskins has been named as the Washington Redskins starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, interim coach Bill Callahan has confirmed.

Rookie Haskins made his first start for the Redskins in a 24-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 9.

But Callahan, whose team are 1-8 in 2019, liked what he saw from the 22-year-old, who completed 15 of 22 passes for 144 yards and an 86.2 passer rating.

Callahan also announced Case Keenum will serve as backup to Haskins, with Colt McCoy named as the Redskins' third option.

Haskins, who played his college football at Ohio State, was selected 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Redskins had a bye for Week 10, but are back in action against the New York Jets on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy joked he may have beaten Tiger Woods for the first and last time after a statistic shared on social media indicated the world number two had set a new record.

A Twitter post reported McIlroy, who turned 30 in May, had become the youngest player to spend 500 weeks inside the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

According to the post, this betters the great Woods, the present number seven, who was four months older than McIlroy when he achieved the same feat.

Taking to his official Instagram account, McIlroy posted a screenshot of the statistic to his story and wrote: "The first (and maybe last) thing I've ever beaten Tiger at."

McIlroy, a four-time major winner, first moved into the top 10 in 2009, going on to become world number one three years later. 

LeBron James "just loves to hoop", but has acknowledged the importance of only playing when he is fully fit.

James, who turns 35 next month, has enjoyed a stellar, 17-year NBA career across spells at the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and, currently, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fellow superstar Kawhi Leonard signed for the Lakers' city rivals the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason, after helping the Toronto Raptors to the championship in 2018-19.

Three-time All Star Leonard has stressed the importance of "load management" over recent campaigns, and the subject of how much rest should be afforded to NBA players came to the fore again when the 28-year-old sat out the Clippers' recent clash with the Milwaukee Bucks.

However, James - who has clocked up 46,551 regular-season minutes and 10,049 postseason minutes - has insisted his love of basketball means he will always play when possible, but added he has learned to manage his body as his career has gone on.

"Me, personally, if I'm hurt and if I’m not able to play and I feel like I'll hurt my team, then I won't play. That's the [arrangement] me and my coaching staff have always had," 15-time All Star James told Yahoo Sports.

"You can talk to any of my coaches throughout the course of my career. They get mad at me because I don't like sitting down. You can ask anybody.

"They'll be mad as hell at me because I won't sit down. I just love to hoop, but I've also been fortunate enough to take care of my body, except for last year and a couple of years where I maybe had a couple of bumps and bruises or the last game before the season and we're getting ready for the postseason and you'll take that game off, but you're doing that because you don't want to risk anything going into the postseason.

"I just love to hoop, personally."

Stefanos Tsitsipas produced a scintillating performance to beat rival Daniil Medvedev for the first time in a battle of two ATP Finals debutants at the O2 Arena.

Medvedev had won all five encounters with Tsitsipas before the Greek finally came out on top on Monday, winning 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Tsitsipas had a spring in his step from the start against an opponent whose game he has described as "boring" and did not face a solitary break point in the Group Andre Agassi opener.

Just the one break in the second set was enough for a fired-up Tsitsipas to seal a straight-sets victory over the fourth seed from Russia, who has been outstanding this year but faces a tough ask to reach the last four in London.

Tsitsipas started on the front foot and forced a break point in the second game, but Medvedev held to level at 1-1. 

That was the one break-point opportunity of the opening set, and it was Tsitsipas who then came out on top in a tight tie-break, punching a volley on the line for a third mini-break and letting out a roar as his opponent netted on the first set point.

There was no let-up with the high tempo in the second set as the two continued to trade blows from the baseline and demonstrate their prowess at the net.

Medvedev fended off two break points before holding for a 4-3 lead, but he gifted a relentless Tsitsipas a break point when he left a ball which landed in, and an errant backhand left him 5-4 down.

Powerful sixth seed Tsitsipas jumped for joy after serving out a match in which he won 89 per cent of points behind his first serve. 

Tommy Fury, the younger brother of former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and star of reality TV show Love Island, has challenged YouTuber KSI to a fight.

KSI beat fellow YouTube sensation Logan Paul in a split decision in a highly publicised six-round bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Fury, meanwhile, has put romance to one side to return to the ring in December after featuring on ITV's Love Island programme earlier in 2019.

And Fury says there would be no love lost should KSI - whose real name is Olajide Olatunji - take up his challenge of a "battle of Britain."

"I wasn't aware KSI wanted to keep fighting," Fury told iFL TV. "He said after the fight he wants to keep fighting, keep boxing.

"I'm from Love Island on TV, he's from YouTube. We're both known and have got big fanbases in the UK. He's in London, I'm in Manchester. A battle of Britain would be interesting.

"I wouldn't be calling his name but he says he wants to keep fighting, sees himself as a fighting man. The offer is there, if he wants to take it up with me, he knows how to use the phone.

"A lot of people would love to see it. People would like to see him come up against a professional boxer who's been doing it for quite a while now. I might not have had many professional fights but I've been doing the training.

"I think people would tune in to see how he could take on a real boxer, see how he fares against that. It's not like he's taking on a world champion. He knows where I'm at."

Fury also gave Deontay Wilder "no chance" of overcoming his brother Tyson should a heavyweight rematch between the two go ahead as expected on February 22.

"I'm sure we'll see Tyson and Wilder in the ring, February 22," Fury said. 

"Tyson will beat him easy this time. When you strip it down you've got to look at it. When Tyson fought Wilder he came off two sparring matches, just getting out there and used to the crowd. Then he went and fought Wilder.

"February 22 he's going to be a changed man. He's already had the fights, he's been training more and if Wilder couldn't beat him then, he's got no chance now."

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff will miss the Brazilian Grand Prix to remain in Europe and "focus on other topics".

Wolff has not been absent for a race since he was appointed as Silver Arrows boss in 2013.

The German will not be present at Interlagos this week, though, with Lewis Hamilton having wrapped up a sixth title at the United States Grand Prix last time out after Mercedes secured yet another constructors' title.

Wolff said: "With both championships secured, it gives me more time in Europe to focus on other open topics.

"It's great to be able to do this and to know that the team will represent the three-pointed star in the best way possible both on and off the track."

Wolff wants to see Mercedes end another dominant season on a high note with two races remaining.

"Last week we had the chance to celebrate the Championships with everyone at Brixworth and Brackley - the 1,500 men and women that form this amazing team and made this extraordinary success possible," he said.

"It is always a special moment and this year's was particularly special as our sixth consecutive double sets a new benchmark in our sport.

"But despite this record-breaking achievement, I still feel a lot of hunger and desire for more achievements.

"There's no sense of complacency, everybody is still determined to keep on improving. It's an inspiring group of people that fully lives up to the Mercedes aspiration of being the best."

Nick Nurse vowed to devise a plan to "make life very difficult" for Kawhi Leonard when the Toronto Raptors do battle with the NBA Finals MVP star on Monday.

Leonard left the Raptors to join the Los Angeles Clippers in July after playing a huge part in Toronto's maiden NBA title triumph.

The champions ended the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-match winning streak with a 113-104 victory at Staples Center on Sunday and will come face to face with Leonard for the first time since his departure at the same venue on Monday.

Raptors head coach Nurse is looking forward to catching up with Leonard but is determined to prevent the three-time NBA All-Star from enjoying his evening.

"It's going to great. It was great to see Danny [Green] tonight and it's going to be great to see Kawhi," said Nurse.

"You go [through] something like that where you're all kind of sealed in together, fighting that out for a couple of months – you get a special experience there.

"In saying that, I'm going to stay up late tonight trying to devise some sort of scheme to make life very difficult for him."

Nurse was impressed with the contribution made by players coming off the bench in an impressive defeat of the Lakers, which moved the Raptors to 7-2.

"Those guys did a great job. I think everybody that stepped out there, they didn't only contribute, they played awesome," said Nurse.

"I'll give credit to some of our bench guys. My first unit went out there and was much more solid, I thought we were executing the schemes better.

"We were doubling [Anthony] Davis and doubling LeBron [James], covering up some easy stuff at the rim and then that next crew came in and they really bothered them. 

"I think Rondae [Hollis-Jefferson] bothered them, Chris [Boucher] was protecting the rim, they weren't giving up any second shots. It was a hard-playing group effort."

President Steve Mills says the New York Knicks are "not happy" with their start to the season but have faith David Fizdale can turn their fortunes around.

The Knicks are 2-8 at the bottom of the NBA Eastern Conference after they were thumped 108-87 by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

There were boos from Knicks fans during their latest loss at Madison Square Garden and Mills is not impressed with the predicament in which they find themselves.

"We're not happy with where we are," Mills said. "This is not where we expected to be at this point – 10 games in."

Mills ruled out making a coaching change, though, as the Knicks office believe Fizdale is the right man to take them forward.

"We have patience, and we believe in [the] coach," Mills said.

"And we believe in the group that we put together, but we also know that, as Scott [Perry, general manager] and I both have said a number of times, we need to find a way to have a consistent level of effort and execution."

Fizdale fronted up to shoulder the blame after the Knicks suffered yet another loss.

"[I have] Got to own that our home consistency is not there," Fizdale said. "I take full responsibility for that."

David Fifita has been released from a Bali jail just over two days after the Brisbane Broncos forward was allegedly involved in a nightclub brawl.

The 19-year-old second-rower was arrested after a reported altercation with a security guard on Friday.

The Queensland Maroons State of Origin prodigy is no longer in custody and will return to Australia on Tuesday.

A Broncos statement released on Monday said: "The Broncos and local legal representatives have worked with Indonesian authorities to ensure David's release.

"David was respectful of Indonesian law and cooperated fully with local law enforcement throughout his incarceration.

"The Broncos have been working closely with the NRL Integrity Unit, and David will outline his version of events to the Unit in coming days.

"He will arrive home in Brisbane tomorrow, accompanied by a Broncos official who travelled to Bali to provide support after David was taken into custody."

New South Wales prop Daniel Saifiti has extended his contract with the Newcastle Knights for a further two seasons.

Saifiti, 23, will remain at the club until at least the end of 2022.

The front-rower made 21 appearances as the Knights finished 11th this season and becomes the first player to agree to an extension under new coach Adam O'Brien.

"While there have been some tough times, we showed improvement this season and are getting better," said Saifiti, who earned a State of Origin debut in June.

"We've signed some quality players in recent times and that has certainly helped with my development.

"I owe a lot to this club. My brother Jacob and I came here as teenagers to play under-20s and I've been living my dream ever since."

The Los Angeles Lakers' winning run came to an end in the NBA, while Giannis Antetokounmpo was again dominant for the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

The Lakers saw their seven-match winning streak ended in a 113-104 loss to the depleted Toronto Raptors.

Without the likes of Kyle Lowry (thumb) and Serge Ibaka (ankle), the Raptors got past the Lakers thanks to Pascal Siakam (24 points and 11 rebounds) and Fred VanVleet (23 points and 10 assists).

Lakers star LeBron James went five-of-15 for 13 points, while he also finished with 15 assists and 13 rebounds.

Anthony Davis contributed 27 points for the Lakers (7-2).

Antetokounmpo starred with 35 points and 16 rebounds to help the Bucks edge the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-119.

 

Embiid lifts 76ers as Booker, Rubio shine

Joel Embiid had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers ended a three-game losing run by beating the Charlotte Hornets 114-106.

Devin Booker and Ricky Rubio starred for the Phoenix Suns. Booker had 27 points and nine assists and Rubio a double-double of 22 points and 12 assists in a 138-112 thrashing of the Brooklyn Nets.

Trae Young had a double-double of 35 points and 10 assists, but the Atlanta Hawks suffered a 124-113 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

Morris unable to lift Knicks

Marcus Morris went three-of-12 for nine points in the New York Knicks' 108-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

Jokic steps up again

Nikola Jokic hit his second game-winner in as many matches, seeing the Denver Nuggets edge the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 after overtime.

Sunday's results

Denver Nuggets 100-98 Minnesota Timberwolves
Indiana Pacers 109-102 Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers 114-106 Charlotte Hornets
Milwaukee Bucks 121-119 Oklahoma City Thunder
Cleveland Cavaliers 108-87 New York Knicks
Phoenix Suns 138-112 Brooklyn Nets
Portland Trail Blazers 124-113 Atlanta Hawks
Toronto Raptors 113-104 Los Angeles Lakers

 

Raptors at Clippers

Kawhi Leonard faces his former team, the Raptors (7-2), when the Los Angeles Clippers (6-3) host Toronto on Monday.

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