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Highlights from Warriors' 28-point destruction of the Heat

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Westbrook scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, who led 90-82 before failing to score in the final 3:34. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that he preached defense at halftime, adding that he appreciates a recent trend in which his team takes over games in the third quarter. Read More »

'Very young' Fabregas happy at Chelsea

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He had made only four appearances at this stage a year ago; this season it is 18 after he showed his worth. "He trusts me. He knows exactly what I can give to the team". "If you don't trust what I tell you, it's your problem, not my problem". "Cesc has great ambition and he is a victor with his mentality, it is for this reason he is very strong". Read More »

What an 8-team College Football Playoff might look like

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The Sooners are No. 2 in the final College Football Playoff rankings and will face No. 3 Georgia at 4:10 p.m. central in Pasadena, California, Jan. 1. Now it is the red and black in the Playoff, two wins from a title. They appeared in one previous Rose Bowl, beating UCLA 9-0 on January 1, 1943. That gives the Playoff a little extra flare in years when these games host. Read More »

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow

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Asked whether he has worked with or faced a better 'keeper than De Gea, Mourinho responded: 'My goalkeeper is always the best goalkeeper in the world. Mourinho said he will not risk the 29-year-old for the match, with United requiring a point to secure top spot in Group A. I think even at 2-1 we can not afford to concede another goal. Read More »

LaVar Ball removes LiAngelo Ball from UCLA

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Ball is pulling LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA and off its basketball team, TMZ reported Monday , as the freshman continues to serve an indefinite suspension for a shoplifting arrest in China last month. LiAngleo Ball might now elect to play for a different school. LaVar Ball has already made a decision to pull his youngest son from high school in favor of home school, and now he is reportedly forcing his middle son to drop out of UCLA . Read More »

Lakers Respond to LaVar Ball

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The rule is being enforced after a series of LaVar Ball interviews, including one notable one in which he criticized the Lakers and Luke Walton for not handling Lonzo Ball the right way. Ball is a big guard with a knack for foraying for rebounds, and unlike somebody like Larry Nance Jr. or Brook Lopez, Ball can push and dictate the Lakers offense following a rebound. Read More »

Arizona State names Herm Edwards coach, announces new National Football League approach to program

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Arizona State described the New Leadership Model as "similar to an National Football League approach using a general manager structure". As an National Football League head coach, Edwards owns a 54-74 regular-season record. Edwards spent the last nine years as an National Football League analyst for ESPN and has not coached in college since serving as a San Jose State assistant in 1989. Read More »

Jimbo Fisher could be introduced as Texas A&M coach Monday

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Those changes quickly translated to the playing field, with Fisher guiding FSU to a 10-win season in 2010, its first since 2005, and its first victory over rival Florida since 2003. "Your expectations will never be greater than mine", Fisher said. Unlike when Fisher took over after being named the coach in waiting for legendary head coach Bobby Bowden , the school will have to actually conduct a search. Read More »

Tom Brady: Frustration likely sparked Rob Gronkowski's late hit

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Fauria wouldn't be surprised is the league suspends Gronkowski, sending a message in the process. "I'm not in the business of that". "There was a lot of frustration. "Tre'Davious was on the ground and (Gronk) eyed him up", Micah Hyde said. It is very rare to see the Patriots spend big money in free agency, but clearly, Gilmore was a player that they desired. Read More »

Ravens DB Jimmy Smith suffers torn Achilles

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The Ravens cornerback has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, ESPN reported , citing unidentified sources . Smith has played his entire seven-year career with the Ravens after being their first-round pick in 2011. Smith was having an All-Pro type of season before going down with injury. Read More »

Derrick Rose expected to begin process of returning to team

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Coach Tyronn Lue said on Saturday said there has been positive dialogue between Rose and the organization. Rose played in Cleveland's next five games, but the team announced November 17 he would receive treatment on his ankle and be re-evaluated in two to three weeks. Read More »

10-man United beats Arsenal in thriller

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With Pep Guardiola's free-flowing side not in action until Sunday, second-placed United closed the gap at the top to five points with a thrilling display that belied manager Jose Mourinho's reputation as overly defensive away from home. The visitors went ahead through Wilfried Bony's first goal for them in almost two years before Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Biram Diouf turned the game to increase the pressure on Swansea manager Paul Clement after his side's 10th league defeat of the season. Read More »

Lankan players halted play to break Kohli's rhythm, says Sr Journalist

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Millions began choking on foul air in the first week of November, forcing closure of schools, ban on entry of trucks and construction activities in Delhi. It is not normal for players to suffer in this way. The first-ever incident of this kind in the sport's 140-year-old history saw an global team don anti-pollution masks and then refuse to take field, stopping play for 26 minutes over three interruptions. Read More »

Conte's warning for Hazard over penalties

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Eden Hazard says it was sheer instinct that told him to chip his penalty in Chelsea's 3-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United on Saturday. The Premier League champions have to win today if they want to have any chance of catching Manchester City and retaining their crown. Read More »

USC Trojans to Face Ohio State Buckeyes in Texas Cotton Bowl

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Ohio State was a conference champion, but it suffered two blowout losses, one to an unranked Iowa team nearly exactly a month before Sunday. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Wisconsin fell to No. Many pundits had expected the two teams to play each other if both missed the playoff. It was not enough for the College Football Playoff selection committee, which left both teams out of the playoff on Sunday. Read More »

Westbrook's triple-double, clutch three lift Thunder in squeaker over shorthanded Spurs

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Without Kawhi Leonard , Aldridge has been a machine for the Spurs, averaging 23.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 blocks over 33.2 minutes per game this season. Courtney Lee had 19, and Enes Kanter added 18 points and 16 rebounds. Los Angeles Clippers starting small forward Wesley Johnson scored just two points on one of 10 shooting in 34 minutes of action in a 112-106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read More »

Missing teen found with soccer coach reunited with family

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The friend reportedly told police that Frisina had said she was "scared and didn't know what to do" about leaving town with Rodriquez. According to the Columbia County, Florida Sheriff's Office, she was found with the coach, who was taken into custody. Read More »

Marshawn Lynch puts Raiders up 7-0 in a hurry

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That would be the only touchdown they would score until the fourth quarter, when DeAndre Washington ran one in himself to make the score 17-7. The Giants didn't get off to as quick a start in Geno Smith's first start with the team. They bookend hard games against Dallas and Philadelphia, meaning there's significant work ahead before postseason prospects become realistic. The over/under was set at 41.5, and that proved to be nearly on the money, as the two teams combined for 41 points. Read More »

Panthers' Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) likely to play in Saints showdown

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Newton is 8/11 for 101 yards and one touchdown pass. Stewart has ten carries for 37 yards and that two-yard touchdown run. Kamara, who became the third rookie with at least 600 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in a season in National Football League history, had 60 yards on nine carries and scored twice, including a 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Read More »

Southampton player defends Manchester City's Guardiola over pep talk

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I said to Nathan you have to attack because you have the quality to do that. A new contract was likely at the end of the current campaign but City will accelerate talks as Sterling has made fantastic progress under Guardiola. "It's not my business right now, it's for Txiki", said Pep. "I want to make it absolutely clear Pep Guardiola did not say what the Sun is falsely claiming in this story", Redmond said. Read More »

Yankees out of running for Shohei Ohtani

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The San Francisco Giants and the Seattle Mariners are still in contention to sign Ohtani, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan . Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . The Rangers are hoping to meet with Ohtani, who is in Los Angeles, in the coming days ahead of the winter meetings. Last season with the Nippon Ham Fighters, he was limited to just five starts with a 3-2 record with a 3.20 ERA. Read More »

Badgers to play Miami in Orange Bowl

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Both teams went into the final weekend of the regular season undefeated. Both have strong defenses, with Wisconsin's ranking No. 1 nationally in yards allowed in No. Miami is in the Orange Bowl as expected. Miami and Wisconsin have met four times previously. They ironically joined the ACC for the 2004 season. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski lays a brutal cheap shot after a Bills interception

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According to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal , Gronkowski apologized after the contest for his actions but granted he was "frustrated by the lack of calls he gets and the calls he's called for". When asked exactly why he was frustrated, Gronk suggested that he was earning a discriminate amount of penalties. "Couple times in the game". It's like insane. Read More »

Felix Rosenqvist rises to win in Hong Kong

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A problem in the vehicle swaps cost Abt a podium on Saturday, though he still charged back to fifth, and on Sunday he took victory after poleman Felix Rosenqvist spun at the first corner at the start and long-time race leader Edoardo Mortara spun with less than three laps remaining. Read More »

Tyrod Taylor carted to locker room with knee injury vs. Patriots

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He threw a red-zone interception in the first quarter. Taylor had passed for just 65 yards and rushed for another 32 for only 4.8 FanDuel points before exiting. He got the Bills to the Patriots 1-yard line, but his fourth-and-goal pass to Zay Jones was knocked away by former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Read More »

Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

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I said what I said and what Nathan said in his statement. If they don't believe me I don't know what we're doing here. "It does no favours to the sports journalists in the game that I like, happily work with and genuinely respect". At this stage, there is no misconduct charge levelled against Guardiola, whose side host West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. All the managers want to help their players because if they play bad we'll be sacked. Read More »

Jets make Darron Lee inactive for game against Chiefs

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The Chiefs opened the game with touchdowns on their first two drives, but their last two possessions have ended with punts that opened the door for the Jets to climb back into the game. For the game, they had 489 total yards on 331 and 158. On the other hand, the Chiefs' defense regressed significantly against the Jets. After forcing a Chiefs three-and-out with a strong pass rush, the Jets kept momentum on their side with the help of a pair of QB sneaks by McCown. Read More »

Rickie Fowler shoots final-round 61 to win 2017 Hero World Challenge

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Overnight leader Charley Hoffman (72) faded to second at 274 with England's Tommy Fleetwood (67) and Jordan Spieth (69) tied for third at 12-under 276. "You've got to keep fighting, and that's one of things I've always done in my entire career is just keep fighting and try to post the best number I possibly could". Read More »

Penn State to play in Fiesta Bowl against Washington

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Penn State has played in the Fiesta Bowl six times in history and won in all six appearances. The Huskies lost 24-7 in the semifinals to Alabama previous year. They also met in 1921 in Seattle, where Penn State won 21-7.USC and Ohio State, who many expected to play in the Fiesta Bowl, are headed to the December 29 Cotton Bowl. Read More »

Tom Brady Flips Out at Josh McDaniels on Patriots Sideline

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Brady overflowed with emotion with about 1:24 remaining in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills received the opening kickoff Sunday and had a chance to snap that streak on a promising first drive, but Tyrod Taylor threw a bad red-zone interception and the Patriots drove back down for a field goal that gave them 3-0 lead after one quarter of play. Read More »

UGA player arrested after SEC Championship game

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Patrick, who was a passenger in the auto, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and has since been released after paying a fine. His bond was set for $1,030. This was his third arrest with the team and his second this season, as he had previously been cited on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in early October. Read More »

No. 2 Oklahoma will face No. 3 Georgia in Rose Bowl

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Earlier forecast: Georgia over Oklahoma; Clemson over Alabama. No. 1 Clemson takes on No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl later in the day. Both teams have almost flawless records at 12-1. The Sooners defense, beleaguered throughout much of the season, played particularly well in blanking the Horned Frogs for the final 30 minutes. And three weeks after giving up 40 to Auburn, the Bulldogs limited the Tigers to just 259 yards of offense while forcing a pair of turnovers that both led to ... Read More »

Implosion of Pontiac Silverdome failed miserably, seen as metaphor of Lions' futility

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Since the Detriot Lions moved into Ford Field back in 2001, the Pontiac Silverdome has been sitting mostly vacant as they tried to figure out what its future might hold. Crews said the building could fall in on its own today. Next, the vertical beams surrounding the Silverdome would be broken when a small charge detonates, causing the steel ring to fall to the ground. Read More »

Benevento goalkeeper dedicates stunning Milan goal to fans

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Prior to Brignoli's effort, the last goalkeeper to score a goal in Serie A had been Massimo Taibi in Reggina v Udinese, in April 2001. "It's hard to describe", said Brignoli, who is on loan from Juventus. 'We have a long way to go and a lot to improve'. Nikola Kalinic headed Milan ahead again and they had Alessio Romagnoli sent off before Brignoli's famous leveller. Read More »

Miguel Cotto fight time, date and venue

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He went on to win six world titles - most recently a vacant 154-pound belt on August 26 against Yoshihiro Kamegai that Cotto was defending for the first time on Saturday - in four weight divisions: junior welterweight, welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight. Read More »

Francis Ngannou Knocks Out Overeem And Wants Title Shot

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The heavyweight bout was the co-main event of today's UFC 218 event at the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. "The Reem" was a former Dream and Strikeforce champion, not to mention having captured gold in K-1. After charging across the cage to start the fight, Overeem tried for a takedown and then initiated a clinch, though it didn't take long for Ngannou to turn him and force him into the fence as a counter. Read More »

Holloway batters Aldo to retain UFC featherweight belt

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He went back to kicking in Detroit , but it didn't seem to affect the agile Holloway. Holloway charges at Aldo while throwing a punching combination, Aldo nails Holloway with an elbow strike after a brief clinch. The victor may move a big step toward fighting heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic . "It was a faster rematch than I expected, but I am ready because I was training to fight in a couple weeks", he said through an interpreter. Read More »

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers fined for using profanity toward fan

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If you listen very closely, it sounds like Rivers might be threatening to slap the fan, but that's just a guess. "I never respond to that stuff but we were down 20 and I was frustrated". "But I was wrong". The 25-year-old is in his third full season with the Clippers after coming over in a trade with the Boston Celtics back during the 2014-15 campaign. Read More »

Zunic surges to Australian PGA lead

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He shares 45th place with fellow Kiwis Michael Hendry (72) and Mark Brown (73) at two-under par. Ryan Fox was the best of the Kiwis at three-under for the tournament after a one-under 71. He has found clarity reading O'Hern's book, Tour Mentality: Inside the Mind of a Tour Pro, and has since enjoyed some sage advice from the tour veteran this week. Read More »

5 reasons why Man City are ruling the Premier League

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While results have been especially good on the field, Pep Guardiola has also had some good luck with respect to injuries, having not been deprived of a lot of players at a time. Their last two games, in particular, have seen the Citizens leave it really late to claim back-to-back 2-1 wins to maintain their eight-point lead atop the table. Read More »

Danielson: Committee should favor Alabama over Georgia

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It is believed that the Big Ten champion will make the Top 4, but only one team is assured of a place. "That's the way I look at it". It's at least somewhat unclear as to whether Danielson was arguing that Alabama should be in as the No. Read More »

Clemson Destroys Miami 38-3 to Win 2017 ACC Championship

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Miami is facing some pretty severe offshore sportsbook odds this weekend which isn't all that surprising considering that they're facing the reigning ACC champions as well as the reigning national champions. Clemson is playing for its third consecutive conference crown and fifth since 2009. The 'Canes scored their first points of the game - a 22-yard field goal by Michael Badgley - with 3:29 left in the contest. Read More »

Kerryon Johnson could be game-time decision for SEC title game

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Devan Barrett is a guy you could see on the field, too. "He's thought about all the what-ifs - if he can play, if he can't play, and all that". "I'll be curious to see how he moves around in pregame", Malzhan said. The Fort Smith native remains the top target for the University of Arkansas , Fayetteville, which fired Coach Bret Bielema on November 24 after a 4-8 season. Read More »