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How do Crystal Palace stop the Manchester City juggernaut?

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Manchester City remain unbeaten in the league all season, having won 19 and drawn one of their 20 games and comparisons already, inevitably, are being drawn against the Arsenal team of "The Invincibles" who won the league back in the 2003/04 without losing a match. Read More »

Unstoppable Taylor powers on into semi-finals

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Van Barneveld had numerous opportunities to punish the two-time champion but missed 28 darts at double at crucial times. Taylor averaged 99.87, but it was his ability to hit the doubles that proved to be the difference as Lewis missed nine darts to win sets and paid the price. Read More »

Giants Fire Marc Ross, Waive Bobby Hart, Bench Ereck Flowers

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Ross had been with the Giants since 2007, serving six years as director of college scouting. That's exactly what newly-hired GM Dave Gettleman did on Saturday. ESPN reported Saturday that Hart informed the coaching staff that he would not be playing this week. While Flowers is listed as questionable on the official injury report with a groin issue, this appears to be essentially a benching related to the "locker room cancers" in NY. Read More »

Jordan Ayew Scores In Swansea City Win At Watford

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In this moment, in 100, 98 will say we will be relegated. "Maybe you have two people who will look and say "maybe not". It is still a small percentage, we are not in a good position, but confidence and belief is high. "The dynamic will be better, and we can achieve more points". After getting off to a winning start, Carvalhal said: "Of course I am pleased". "We finished the game trying everything, two attackers, two wingers, [Renato] Sanches in the middle, [left-back Martin] Olsson ... Read More »

Morata linked to shock move to Tottenham

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Harry Kane's form is so good that more than 130,000 managers have already transferred him in this week - despite Tottenham not having a match. The Spurs boss suggested Morata turned down the move because he didn't want to compete with Kane. Read More »

Packers sign Davante Adams to contract extension

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Green ($15 million). Adams leads the Packers this season with 74 receptions for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. "He's done it every single week, made plays". Linsley, a fifth-round pick out of Ohio State in 2014, was in the final year of his rookie contract but has now agreed a $25.5m extension which keeps him in Green Bay through 2020. Read More »

Serena Williams non-committal over Australian Open

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Thiem had squandered a two-sets-to-love lead against an ailing Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open fourth round to crash out of the tournament last September. "It was really nice to be back", said Williams after the match. "I got it back now for sure because I think it's nice that the whole tour stopped, you don't have to worry about any results or that somebody can overtake you. Read More »

Taxslayer Bowl: Louisville Cardinals vs. Miss. State Bulldogs

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And then there was this spectacular rushing touchdown to tie the game at 14 less than five minutes into the second quarter. The Bulldogs will battle Louisville in the TaxSlayer Bowl at 11 a.m. The over/under for this game is now 63 total points. Without them, MSU will likely lean heavily some combination of Gabe Myles, Jesse Jackson, Reggie Todd and Jamal Couch, plus the continued heavy use of tight ends. Read More »

Penn State Faithful Unite In Arizona

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With the injury to cornerback Jordan Miller , the Huskies have looked to safeties Taylor Rapp and Ezekial Turner . Furthermore, Rapp and Turner are listed at 6ft and 6ft 2in, respectively. "When you're playing these Pac-12 offenses, you better keep playing for four quarters". First and foremost, they like to attack opponents with All-American junior Saquon Barkley . Read More »

Hodgson says Palace hopes lie with Gunners misfiring

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Roy Hodgson's side put in a spirited, if ultimately fruitless, display against Arsenal in midweek although the former England manager knows his Eagles will have to raise their game yet again if they are to have any chance of picking up points in this outing. Read More »

Bournemouth 2-1 Everton: Fraser wins it late on

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Bournemouth returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Everton at the Vitality Stadium . "But a draw was still a good result for the Cherries , no matter how they got it, and Everton also picked up another point when they went to West Brom - their 12th from six league games under Sam Allardyce ". Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Hina Khan has high chances fo winning the show

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Salman invited Shilpa's brother, Akash's mother, Bandgi and Rocky on the stage and tells them to play along with the pranks he has played on the contestants. On the other hand, Vikas Gupta was quite emotional post Priyank's elimination and Sharma advised his dear friend to stay strong on the show. The family and friends, who had just vacated the padosi ghar, entered the house and questioned the inmates. Read More »

Highlights from Warriors' loss to Hornets, 111-100

The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors meet Saturday in National Basketball Association action at the Oracle Arena. It was just one of those games for the Warriors, who did not really seem to be up for that game. The Hornets have faced Cleveland, San Antonio, Toronto, Golden State, Houston and Boston a total of seven times in that stretch, losing every time. The Warriors were beaten 96-81 by Denver last week. Read More »

Ronaldo tells Real Madrid to sort move, Mourinho slammed, Jorginho deal eyed

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Yesterday Del Piero presented him with the award on the same day where Zidane picked up two prizes for best club and best coach and in his acceptance speech stated: "These awards are testament to things going well". I have to say thank you to my teammates, to my coach, to Real Madrid. "A lot of clubs were interested in me", the Portuguese said, in a Sky interview which will be aired in full in January. Read More »

Former World Footballer of Year George Weah becomes President of Liberia

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The incumbent vice president and candidate of the Unity Party, Joseph Boakai, scored 451,088, which is 38.5 percent of the vote cast. Weah, 51, entered politics in 2002 after a career in soccer. Liberia, Africa's oldest modern republic, was founded by freed US slaves in 1847, but its last democratic transfer of power occurred in 1944. Liberia's National Elections Commission (NEC) says it will release provisional results from the polls later today, December 28 - two clear days after the ... Read More »

CFL commissioner clears way for Johnny Manziel to play in league

Manziel was a star during his career with the Aggies, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012 and passing for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns over his two seasons at Texas A&M from 2012-13. "We will have no further comment at this time". As Hamilton's interim head coach in 2017, Jones took a 0-8 team and won six of the final 10 games. The Browns coach at the time, Mike Pettine, said: "I don't think we anticipated that his problems, his issues, how deep-rooted they were, the extent of it". Read More »

Arizona Bowl 2017: New Mexico State vs

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A video review overturned the initial call that Scott was out of bounds. This was a rematch 57 years in the making. According to CBS Sports Network , Friday's bowl game was the first since the 2011 Las Vegas Bowl to feature kickoff return scores by both teams. Read More »

Man tries to electrocute pregnant wife; Found in Knoxville

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The woman's father called deputies after Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door. Michael Wilson, 32, of Palm Coast, planned to cause his better half extraordinary substantial mischief with the booby trap, specialists said. Read More »

Northwestern QB carted off the field after lovely trick play

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Jackson, who finishes his career 10th on the NCAA's all-time rushing yards list, rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries. Northwestern led Kentucky 10-7. Kentucky is looking for their first bowl victory since 2008. Safety Kyle Quiero provided the winning margin taking Northwestern's second interception 26 yards for a TD with 7:49 left. Read More »

Dirk Koetter to remain Bucs head coach in 2018, report says

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But, just two years removed from a 9-7 record in his first season as a head coach, Koetter gets a reprieve from the Glazer family, which has been known to make rash coaching decisions in the past. Many saw them as playoff contenders. Koetter was the Bucs offensive coordinator when Winston came to the NFL. Tampa Bay was the last spot for the 54-year-old, who held the post from 2002 to 2008. Read More »

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on Leicester City, Claude Puel

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Liverpool have lost their last three competitive games against Leicester City under Klopp but judging by their current 11-game unbeaten league run, they are tipped to avoid losing at odds of (1.062). Since then they have lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace, drawn 2-2 with Manchester United and lost 2-1 against Watford. The last three Premier League meetings between these two sides have produced 14 goals. Read More »

Saints' Alvin Kamara tweets he was fined for red Christmas cleats

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The NFL has been very picky in the past over uniform violations, and it doesn't look like the spirit of Christmas can keep commissioner Roger Goodell and co. "Do not be the Grinch ". Kamara posted a picture of the fine letter with a "Tis the season" caption. "I'm going to make a GoFundMe - yeah, I'm getting fined - and whatever the fine is, I'm going to pay the fine and the rest I'm going to donate to a charity". Read More »

Anand wins World Rapid Championship

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This result meant Vladimir Fedoseev, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Anand were in the top spot with 10.5 points each. The "Madras Tiger" as he is fondly known defeated Russian Vladimir Fedoseev in a two-game tie-breaker to clinch the trophy. "It was on the first day I felt I was playing well". It was as if time had stood still. The tournament has laid the foundation to be a memorable championship, with all competitors in a race to prove their strategic prowess, against some of the highest IQs in the ... Read More »

Colts QB Andrew Luck to talk to media

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Colts fans know Luck's comments have been positive throughout this whole process, so it's hard to know if what he says is a totally accurate depiction of his condition. Luck is expected to start throwing next week after the Colts' regular-season finale to gauge his progress, but he also opened up about what it's like to be on the injured reserve list while he continues to recover. Read More »

Mourinho: MU did not spend enough money on transfers after my appointment

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City spent over £100m ($134m) this summer on three full-backs - Benjamin Mendy, Danilo and Kyle Walker, something which was highlighted by Mourinho in his rant. The boys do what they can, they are trying hard with the problems we have, with the injuries we have, the boys fight hard. Jesse Lingard came off the bench at halftime to score twice and cancel out first-half strikes from Burnley's Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour . Read More »

Shakira further postpones tour dates until summer 2018

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A haemorrhage on the singer's vocal cord has not yet healed. Shakira added the she felt for all her fans who had planned ahead to attend the shows and who have "been so patient" as she "took the time needed to figure out the best course of action" with her doctors, The Huffington Post reported . Read More »

Cyborg, Nurmagomedov set as betting favourites on UFC 219 odds

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That isn't the case. Cyborg is the champ with an 18-1 record as a professional. The 32-year-old is undefeated since 2005, winning 17 of her 20 fights by knockout, and is looking to cement her status as the baddest woman on the planet. Considering what Holm has done in her career, a win Saturday would no doubt be Justino's greatest triumph and turn the Brazilian into what she felt she should have been a long time ago: a bona fide UFC superstar. Read More »

Light snow expected with bitterly cold temperatures continuing

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Temperatures will hold in the teens and lower 20s on New Year's Eve with single digit wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia are concerns when the temperatures and wind chill values drop to these levels the next few mornings. Worcester also had record cold with a high of 6 degrees, breaking a previous record set back in 1976. It may be the coldest New Year's Eve since 1999 when the low was 5 whole degrees. Read More »

Four finish a success for Chelsea - Antonio Conte

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The west London side, who won the title in style last term, are now in third place in the Premier League table as they look to try and get ahead of Manchester United in second. Stoke City , on the other hand, are sitting 13th in the table, with 20 points - just three points above the 18th placed Bournemouth. Chelsea , still in EFL Cup and Champions League contention, return to action on Saturday afternoon with a home match against Stoke City . Read More »

Wade Davis agrees to 3-year, $52M deal with Rockies

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Davis spent his 2016 season with the Chicago Cubs , recording 32 saves, a 2.30 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 58 2/3 innings over 59 appearances. You thought the New York Yankees had a super bullpen? Those who had been in the market for Davis were also in the market for Holland so a signing should come together relatively quickly. Read More »

Status Yellow wind warning for Kilkenny due to Storm Dylan

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Every county in Ireland apart from Laois will be affected by two fresh weather warnings issued by Met Éireann on Friday morning that will be valid from Saturday night until the early hours of Sunday. Lows temperatures tonight of 1 to 4 degrees expected. The firm is offering 1-2 for the wind speed to reach 100mph before the New Year and evens for London to get snowfall by the end of Sunday. Read More »

Hazard senior explains why son has rejected Chelsea deal

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Hazard now has a deal until 2020 with the reigning Premier League champions but the captain of the Belgian national team has been linked with a move to Real Madrid constantly over the past 12 months. Or maybe Hazard rejected this initial offer because that's how negotiations go (case in point: the year-long Courtois extension rumors, which only now are ready to coagulate into an actual signature). Read More »

Coutinho close to signing with Barcelona in January

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With Liverpool set to pay a massive sum to court Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk this transfer window, the club could quickly recoup a hefty portion of its purchase by selling off Coutinho. "But I am convinced that if he comes to Barca, he will succeed because it is easy to succeed here with the quality he has". He can feel frustrated at not having been able to come this summer. Read More »

Kane Aiming For Ronaldo And Messi Status

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Kane will also end the year with more goals than Messi and Ronaldo in a year, with 56 goals for both club and country. The Englishman started the fixture level with Alan Shearer's record of 36 goals in one calendar year after last week's hat-trick over Burnley . Read More »

Cardiff have a better defender than Van Dijk - Warnock

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The Netherlands global looks set to become the most expensive defender in the history of the game when he completes a January transfer to Anfield, barring any late super-bid from either Manchester City or Chelsea, who have both been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old. Read More »

LeBron James Still Frustrated about Officiating During Christmas Match-up with Warriors

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Durant said potential trades haven't really been a topic about the locker room for the defending champions, who are at the top of the Western Conference with a record of 27-7. Here's guessing Green's philosophy on last-two-minute reports is malleable depending on what kind of light it sheds on the Warriors . "So why act like you're blaming the game on them?" So they know. Read More »

Gallup Poll Names Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Most Admired People Again

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German Chancellor Angela Markel was fifth overall among women with 2 percent of respondents naming her. In 2016, 22 percent of those surveyed picked Obama and 15 percent picked Trump , according to Gallup . "About six-in-ten stories on Trump's early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton". Read More »

CFL commissioner clears Hamilton Tiger-Cats to sign Johnny Manziel

The league released a statement Thursday saying commissioner Randy Ambrosie has approved the eligibility of Johnny Manziel , the controversial Heisman Trophy victor and NFL bust. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles under pressure against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati November 5, 2015. Hamilton has 10 days to make an offer to Manziel in order to keep his rights. Read More »

Giants hire former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman as their new general manager

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From his stunning decision two offseasons ago to rescind the franchise tag of CB Josh Norman to overseeing the unceremonious exit of franchise receiving leader Steve Smith and slower-than-expected contract talks with Greg Olsen and Thomas Davis, Gettleman's tough dealings led to his jettisoning being celebrated by some of his former players. Read More »

Lingard double saves Manchester United against Burnley

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The Swede may well have the skill-set to pull off the role under normal circumstances but this was his first Premier League start in almost nine months and, with his body still showing significant signs of wear and tear as a result of his long injury lay-off, he was unable to provide the artistry and sharpness normally demanded of the creative man playing off a main striker. Read More »

Twins' Miguel Sano accused of assaulting, trying to kiss woman

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The incident, Bissen confirmed, occurred after an autograph-signing appearance by Sano at Fan HQ, a sports memorabilia and apparel shop at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, on the next-to-last day of the 2015 regular season. I was in a squatted position with my wrist throbbing. Bissen's Twitter post is below. "I understand why you didn't, but I wish you would have come to me". Read More »

Serena returns on Saturday

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Williams had vowed to return to the sport, she last played at the Australian Open last January, four months into her pregnancy. "I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th edition very soon". "I have worked hard on my game during the pre-season and to be able to put some of those things into a match situation and succeed, was a good feeling", said Anderson as he builds towards the season's first Grand Slam in Melbourne next month. Read More »

Virat Kohli: We have nothing to prove in South Africa

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The preparation has been good, " Shastri said during a press conference ahead of the team's departure to South Africa. They were reminded that they have won every bilateral series that they have won in these three years. We have done well in England. Sri Lanka in 2015 had some great tracks, specially the last two Test matches where the ball seamed and swung. "They have been together for the last four-five years and that experience will stand them in good stead, that's for sure". Read More »