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Phil Taylor shocked by Rob Cross in PDC World Championship final

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Seeking a 17th world title in his final year on the professional circuit, Taylor was sensationally beaten 7-2 by tournament debutant Rob Cross, who only turned professional at the start of 2017. He finished with six flawless darts - five straight treble 18s, leaving a double 16 which he hit to seal the title. Taylor was full of praise for the new champion. Read More »

Arsene Wenger responds to David Luiz transfer speculation

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Asked if Sanchez had played his last game for the club, Wenger said: "He will play on Wednesday night against Chelsea". You have no pockets in your shorts. "I don't know, I don't listen to what he says and other people says", said Wenger following the draw at West Brom on New Year's Eve. "I focus on our own problems". Read More »

Murray Pulls Out Of Brisbane Tournament

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The initial indication from tournament sources was that he plans to stay on in Australia and still hopes to compete in the first Grand Slam of the season which beginning a week on Monday although this was awaiting confirmation. "My hip feels way better than it did at Wimbledon", he said. Current No.1 Rafael Nadal (knee) has already withdrawn from the tournament, while fellow top-four seeds Nick Krygios (hip) and Milos Raonic (hip and calf) are also on the comeback from injury. Read More »

Mahrez, Slimani Hand Leicester City Perfect Start to 2018

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After enduring an uneventful opening 45 minutes, two sublime finishes in the space of seven second-half minutes courtesy Algeria internationals Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani were enough to put the Foxes firmly in the driving seat. Slimani had already had a tame header saved by Jonas Lossl before, in the 53rd minute, Huddersfield only half-cleared a deep throw to Albrighton, who hooked the ball back into the area. Read More »

'Beyond disrespectful!' - Angry Liverpool fans react to Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho advert

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Coutinho's future at Anfield is far from secure as the Brazilian playmaker continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona . Liverpool hardly won 2-1 against Burnley in the 22nd round of the English Premier League. "Personally, I can't see Coutinho leaving until the end of the season", he said. "I can't tell you about it though because for different reasons I couldn't be less interested in anything in the world". Read More »

Manchester City reveal Gabriel Jesus has suffered MCL injury

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City may be favourites to lift the league title this season after a stunning start to the campaign, but Guardiola is having none of it, instead demanding his squad take things one game at a time. The Brazilian player was in tears as he was being escorted out of the field, but is fortunate enough to avert a career-threatening injury. The manager confirmed he will be out for over a month. Read More »

Gionta named captain of United States men's team for Pyeongchang Olympics

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James Wisniewski and Jim Slater both have over 500 National Hockey League games under their belts. For that reason, the 2018 team was selected from a pool of about 100 players not on NHL contracts who were either based in Europe, playing in the American Hockey League or other minor leagues, or playing college hockey. Read More »

Bills beat Dolphins; advance to playoffs

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Buffalo (9-7) will travel to Jacksonville next weekend in a wild-card game. Preston's TD overturned: Bills linebacker Preston Brown returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown, but the play was reversed on a replay because Landry had stepped out of bounds before losing the ball. Read More »

5 takeaways from LSU's 21-17 Citrus Bowl loss to Notre Dame

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An old jersey, No. 3 for Joe Montana, still hangs in his house. Etling signed with nearby Purdue before eventually transferring to LSU . Once again, the No. Holes (disciplinary). He connected with Equanimeous St. The Irish trailed LSU 17-14 with less than two minutes to play. The Fighting Irish enter the game with the nation's No. Read More »

Alan Shearer and Mick Quinn react to Newcastle win on Twitter

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Probably not. It was an honest decision from them, but if they paid their money, you'd think they would stay until the conclusion. "It's scientifically proven that you need more than that for you to recover physically". "You would have played two strong teams?" What bothers me is that the team needs to be doing better. Chelsea now have the comparative luxury of not playing again until Wednesday, when they travel to Arsenal. Read More »

Dom Capers Reportedly Fired as Packers DC After 9 Seasons with Team

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Whether or not Green Bay is firing Capers or if he is deciding to just walk away is not now known, but based on the Packers' lack of success defensively during most of his tenure, it's probably best that the two sides are parting ways. Green Bay will take on the rival Detroit Lions on Sunday. Third-year backup Hundley has made gradual strides over his three starts, to the point where the Packers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 23-16 victory last week over the Chicago Bears. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas to make Cavaliers debut against Trail Blazers

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Still, the stated reason is that Thomas will avoid back-to-backs and, for good measure, he will be on a minutes restriction. Thomas has missed the Cavs' first 36 games of the season due to a hip injury. Though Isaiah Thomas only played two-and-a-half seasons for the Celtics, he had left his mark well. The Cavs return to Boston on February 11, giving Thomas plenty of time to find his rhythm and work his way back into basketball shape before taking on the Celtics, who traded him for ... Read More »

Bye week means job search for Patriots assistant coaches

The Patriots (13-3) have homefield advantage and a bye week in the AFC playoffs, meaning the rumors surrounding each coordinator will only escalate. The Colts best player is indisputably franchise quarterback Andrew Luck (if healthy), who has not had great continuity offensively-having already had three offensive coordinators already. Read More »

MI vs. South Carolina Live Stream

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That's because, of course, it was as the College Football Playoff Committee opted to put Alabama in this season's playoff field ahead of Ohio State , leaving the Big Ten out of the four-team field for the first time since its inception in 2014. Read More »

Cardinals head coach Arians retires

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There had been speculation that Arians was weighing this decision before Sunday's finale against the Seattle Seahawks . The 65-year-old Arians has been the coach of the Cardinals since 2013, posting a 49-30 regular season record. Chuck Pagano hired him to his staff in 2012 to run the Colts offense, and Arians is thrust into the spotlight when Pagano learned he had leukemia and had to step away from coaching for treatment. Read More »

Klavan strikes late as Liverpool clinch last-ditch win at Burnley

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The Estonia defender got on the end of a nod-down by fellow center back Dejan Lovren to grab the victor at Turf Moor, sealing Liverpool's third straight win and cementing fourth place in the standings for Juergen Klopp's side. Johann Gudmundsson equalized in the 87th. After Mane dragged his shot wide when being afforded space to run in to, the home side went within a whisker of taking the lead. Read More »

Bears fire John Fox

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Fox was brought in to orchestrate a rebuild in Chicago, but a 5-11 season in Year 3 was not the progress the Bears were hoping to see. Fox's greatest accomplishment no doubt was the improvement of the Bears defense, which finished 10th in the National Football League in total yards this year after ranking 30th in each of Trestman's two seasons as head coach in 2013-14. Read More »

NY police face off with a charging, cookie-stealing squirrel

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A NY police officer got an unexpected welcome while responding to a call about a squirrel in a suburban kitchen. Brockport Police posted bodycam footage of the ordeal to their Facebook page . When officers arrived on scene in an attempt to capture the squirrel, the energetic rodent ran all over the place, even lunging at one of the officers. Read More »

Raiders Fire Jack Del Rio After Three Seasons

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Gruden also had a great staff of coaches around him, including legendary coordinator Monte Kiffin and future National Football League head coaches Mike Tomlin and Raheem Morris. Despite the unexpected 3-5 start, Del Rio sees the rest of the season as an opportunity to finish strong. The price for Gruden will be steep. We have to take our ownership as players. Read More »

Stokes to miss ODI series with England set to name…

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Malan is yet to play a 50-over match for England, having made his worldwide debut in a Twenty20 global against South Africa in June, prior to his Test debut the following month. Dawid Malan has been added to England's squad for their one-day global series against Australia, with Ben Stokes set to miss. Stokes was a key performer in his maiden IPL last season for Rising Pune Supergiant for whom he signed a 1-year, £1.7 million deal. Read More »

Browns secure No. 1 pick in National Football League draft; Giants No. 2

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The Texans' pick, acquired in a trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson last April, can be as high as No. 4 and no lower than fifth overall. That deal saw the Browns trade out of the No. The Giants (3-13), who ended the season with an 18-10 win over the Redskins, will pick second overall while the Colts (4-12) have the third pick. Read More »

Vance Joseph "Likely Out" At Denver After 1 Year

Vance Joseph's first season as the Denver Broncos' head coach has not gone according to plan. With Kansas City already locked into the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs, the Chiefs had little to play for on this last Sunday in December. Going up against a first-year quarterback, one might have thought Denver's well-known defense would have pretty solid control of the game. Mahomes was intercepted by Darian Stewart on his second drive but engineered a 73-yard TD drive that Sherman capped ... Read More »

Bills end 17-year National Football League playoffs drought

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Jarvis Landry got ejected in the Miami Dolphins finale, but he took a souvenir home with him. Landry was booted for disrespecting an official, and Drake threw a Bills player's helmet. Landry finished his season 13 yards shy of 1,000. Ryan Tannehill is expected to start next year in a comeback from knee surgery that wiped out his 2017 season. Read More »

Saints lose to the Bucs, host Panthers in the playoffs

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The loss dropped the Saints (11-5) to the fourth seed in the NFC playoffs, and they'll host Carolina next week. The New Orleans finished 22 of 30 for 245 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. The Bucs scored on their opening drive, getting a 1-yard touchdown run from Peyton Barber, who started and ran well, getting 63 yards in the first three quarters. Read More »

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus off in tears with knee injury

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City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne could also be set for a spell out after he left the field on a stretcher. The Belgium worldwide was initially carried off the pitch on a stretcher with his leg in a brace, but he was soon seen ambling down the touchline with the support of City's medical staff. Read More »

Colts beat Texans, 22-13: The good, the bad and the ugly

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It did nothing to quell speculation whether he'll be back next season, which has been the hottest topic in town since the Colts (4-12) were eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive season. A tiresome season finale did nothing to bolster the argument to keep Pagano or O'Brien, who also has been under fire. Colts RB Frank Gore became the first running back to start all 16 games in a season at age 34 or older. Read More »

Pogba: Something has to change at Manchester United

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Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, they will all be challenging for top four. And the former United player has blasted current midfielder Paul Pogba for his poor performances in recent weeks. The underperforming is carrying on, carrying on, carrying on and the manager has to take responsibility for that. The £89 million man played alongside the Argentine ace for a season before returning to Old Trafford and they struck up a relationship on and off the pitch. Read More »

Week 17 New England Patriots Keys to Victory

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KEEPING WARM: Early during his career Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he wore a scuba top underneath his jersey to keep warm in extremely cold weather games. No one has ever done it a few times. PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Patriots LB James Harrison . The Jets ran the ball for 197 yards last week , better than 6.5 yards per carry. Read More »

Steelers' reserves hold slim lead over Browns at haltime

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The Steelers will be resting some of their top players Sunday against the Browns . In addition to the quick scoring drive, the Steelers' defense ratcheted up the pressure against the Browns and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer throughout the first quarter. Read More »

Vikings have plenty of incentive to beat Bears

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It would be a major shock at this point if Fox did return to be the Bears' coach, and this 14-33 stretch with one game to go could be his last go-around as a head coach in the NFL. Quarterback Case Keenum will earn another $250,000 by starting Sunday, likely ensuring he'll play 85 percent or more of the Vikings snaps this season. Read More »

Texans Coach Bill O'Brien, GM Rick Smith Reportedly Have 'Toxic' Relationship

O'Brien may be trying to force the issue with McNair knowing he could be in demand as a head coach elsewhere considering the sizable number of upcoming vacancies expected. Deshaun Watson has voiced his support for O'Brien. Injuries also cost the Texans' arguably their two best players on defense - J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus - for much of the season. Read More »

Manchester United's Ashley Young charged with violent conduct

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They face Everton at Goodison Park on New Year's Day, followed by an FA Cup tie with Derby County on January 5 and a Premier League clash with Stoke City on January 15. The 0-0 stalemate with Southampton on Saturday may have been the most frustrating of all the draws, especially when you consider the players they may lose as a result. Read More »

Diego Costa ready to go at Atletico Madrid

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Throughout his time with us, Costa scored 59 goals and many of them being important strikes. I'm exhausted of training. Costa's goals led Atletico to the Spanish league title and the final of the Champions League in 2014. Without the services of Costa, Chelsea look set to lose their Premier League crown to Manchester City and Conte says they already need to start thinking about being ready to fight them next season. Read More »

The Anticipated Sidney Jones Debut Is Here

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The 13-2 Philadelphia Eagles will look to have their best regular season in team history with a win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17. The week off is a rare silver lining before the start of the playoffs. Dallas would love to finish their season with a bang but it could come at a cost in the form of a lower draft pick, and while that may not be on the minds of any of the current players it could be at the forefront of management and coaching staff, though I'm sure a one or two spot ... Read More »

Man City's Jesus set for extensive lay-off with knee injury

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Left-back Patrick van Arnholt's deflected effort was tipped onto the woodwork by keeper Ederson. Wales global Hennessey made great saves from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane in the second half - one from a header and the other a fierce half volley at the far post. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte reveals January plans for David Luiz

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Conte stated that he meant to rotate his full squad throughout the busy winter season, with plenty of "great games to face" in the months ahead. He also made it clear that the Blues simply had to finish in the top four this season, and that Champions League football is a must for them come next term amid rumours over his own future. Read More »

West Bromwich Albion winger Nacer Chadli facing two months out

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The Baggies started the season off with back-to-back wins, but since then it has all gone down hill. West Brom, on the other hand, can't remember what a win feels like. Arsene Wenger will have been pleased to see his side overcome a resilient Crystal Palace in the week and will be confident of picking up three points on Sunday. Read More »

Chelsea want Hazard and Courtois to stay

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But the Telegraph says the Blues are yet to table a formal offer. Chelsea have no intention of letting Hazard leave - least of all to a Premier League rival like United - and are preparing a lucrative offer that would make him both the highest paid player in the club's history and the best paid player in England. Read More »

NFL Draft watch: Sam Darnold remains undecided on NFL Draft

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Right tackle Chuma Edoga was the lone junior to affirm his return for a senior season Friday night. With more than 13 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Darnold has completed 17 of his 32 pass attempts for 250 yards, turning the ball over twice with an interception and a fumble. Read More »

Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Can be Humbled by Being Stripped of Title

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On a possible title shot with a win: "If me or Khabib wins this fight, it's probably going to be the next line for a title shot". "To me, Khabib is the best lightweight there has ever been". " I'm going to watch how I feel and I'm going to make weight ". The leg kicks of Barboza have given problems to elite UFC fighters like Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez and have produced Technical knockouts in two of his fights including his UFC debut. Read More »

Sevilla to appoint ex-AC Milan manager Montella

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The Italian giants spent around £160million on a new XI in the summer but Montella struggled to get their new signings to gel and was sacked after Milan slipped to seventh in the Serie A table. Montella was hired in June 2016 and led Milan to sixth place and a Europa League spot last season _ ending a drought of three years without playing in continental competition. Read More »

Raiders set to pursue former coach Jon Gruden

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After leading the Raiders to a 12-4 record last season, Del Rio and the Raiders were expected to challenge the New England Patriots for AFC supremacy, but have instead stumbled to the finish line and will finish either 6-10 or 7-9 after playing the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Read More »

Conte hails a year to remember for Chelsea

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For the fourth successive league match, the Blues were able to shutout their opponents with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois only called into action on one occasion to deny Saido Berahino. There were no goals for any of the side's promoted from the Championship last season as Huddersfield and Burnley finished goalless, as did Newcastle v Brighton . Read More »