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Brighton vs Chelsea Preview: Under fire Conte sure to demand win

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Match Odds: Brighton [7.0], Chelsea [1.66], The Draw [4.0 ]. Chelsea are strong favourites to claim victory at 8/15. It probably won't be pretty, but I think this one will be yet another frustrating afternoon for Conte. Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell is their only injury of note, though Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown was recalled recently after his season was ended by a knee injury. Read More »

Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal likely, Mesut Ozil maybe

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Arsenal will welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates in the Premier League tomorrow. Sitting down with him, ahead of Palace's visit to Arsenal on Saturday, there is a common theme that emerges and one that helps explain why, aged 70, Hodgson has the "energy and enthusiasm" to still compete. Read More »

Roger Federer advances at Day 4 of the Australian Open

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It was just fun to see her kind of slow the game down and, you know, draw on that.'. "I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally previous year", said Sharapova . Last year, coming back after a six-month layoff to rest his injured left knee, Federer swept all before him for his first Grand Slam title since 2012. Read More »

Patriots, to nobody's surprise, don't reveal much about Tom Brady's injury

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Brady appeared on the injury report on Wednesday after he reportedly "jammed" his throwing hand when a teammate bumped into him. Bill Belichick did not shed light on the extent of Tom Brady's hand injury . He signed as Brady's backup the following day. "I'll borrow Julian Edelman's No. 11 jersey and go out there and sling it around. I'm really proud of him, because he's done it all, and he's done it all with great class, as well". Read More »

Walcott feels move to Everton is the right career decision

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The 28-year-old had started and captained Arsenal for their 3-0 humbling that night, one of the bitterest of Wenger's long tenure, and he would start just one more league game for the remainder of his Emirates career. "Still being only 28, it's young and the best years are to come", he said. "I just want to get my head down and work hard", he said. "Play to their strengths to get results because results are what keep you in the job and results give you experience and get you in the ... Read More »

Autopsy reveals Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma

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TMZ received footage shot by boaters at the time who reportedly said the ex-MLB star's plane was going from 100 feet in the air down to five feet and then back up again. Large quantities - 72 ng/ml - of Zolpidem, a drug used to treat insomnia, were found in the former Major League Baseball player's system. The NTSB investigation into Halladay's death did not identify the cause of the crash. Read More »

NFC Championship Game predictions

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For the second week in a row, the Philadelphia Eagles are home underdogs in the 2018 National Football League playoffs . Now, the Vikings must stay resilient, but in a different way. "You're going out there with your teammates". "We can't make these mistakes in playoff games or we'll be going home", Zimmer said. That can bold well for him, as there will be opportunities for the Vikings to convert big plays threw the air. Read More »

Eagles practice at Lincoln Financial Field for NFC Championship

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He prayed. Then he waited for an answer. Foles is back with the Eagles, and unlike these first two games, he'll be at home this week. In eight previous playoff games with Dallas, Cincinnati and the Vikings , his teams had gone just 1-7. And the coincidence isn't lost on either of them. "It's been a insane right for both Case and me", Foles said. This season he has attended more than half of his sons games. Read More »

MSU President: "Our focus on survivors is necessary and appropriate"

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Where is the transparency? "She wants me to sit in the witness box next to her for all four days so the media cameras will be directed at her". More than 80 girls and women have given victim-impact statements this week at the sentencing for Nassar, who worked at Michigan State and as a team doctor for USA Gymnastics. Read More »

Man United's Carrick to retire at season's end - Mourinho

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Manchester United will be hoping to cut Manchester City's lead at the top of the table with a win when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. Ashley Young, though, is set to return to the matchday squad after serving the final of his three-match suspension in the game against Stoke earlier this week. Read More »

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

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The Gyeongui Line is the route the North Korean athletes participating in the Olympics will use to enter the South. Prior to the Games, both sides will carry out joint training for skiers at the North's Masik Pass resort and a cultural event at the Mount Kumgang resort, for which Seoul officials plan to visit the sites next week. Read More »

Aubameyang saga overshadows Borrusia Dortmund's start to year

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Arsenal starlet Eddie Nketiah dropped a massive hint on Twitter that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on his way to the Emirates before the January transfer window closes. While United are set to cease the Sanchez deal anytime soon, it is still to be ascertained whether the Armenian playmaker will be a part of the deal. Read More »

Australian Open: He's scared of me - Ferrell reveals Federer fears

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American Madison Keys also reached the upcoming round after getting rid of Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-0, 6-1 in just 41 minutes. With the temperatures heating up, he was pushed to four sets by Ricardas Berankis before prevailing 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/2) in a tough workout he said was "proud" to come through. Read More »

Blue Jays acquire outfielder Randal Grichuk from Cardinals

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Curtis Granderson and Steve Pearce figure to form a platoon in left field while Grichuk, who has reverse platoon splits, could start in right field. Grichuk played four seasons with the Cardinals after coming over in a November 2013 trade from the Los Angeles Angels. Read More »

NFL Finds Raiders Complied With Rooney Rule in Jon Gruden Hiring

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The Rooney Rule was installed in 2003 and ensures that a minority candidate interviews for every head coach and G.M. job in the NFL . "In his enthusiasm to hire Jon Gruden, Raiders' owner Mark Davis failed to fulfil his obligation under the rule and should step forward and acknowledge he violated the rule". Read More »

Kemba Walker on reports that Charlotte Hornets are open to trading him

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The 27-year old point guard, coming off an All Star season in 2017, is averaging 21.7 points and 5.8 assists per game this season. Kemba Walker's days in Charlotte might be numbered. "Walker's below-market deal - he'll make just $12 million next season before hitting unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2019 - could make him one of the most sought-after trade targets leading up to the February 8 deadline". Read More »

Disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor accuses judge of running a 'media circus'

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And earlier this week, Simone Biles said that she, too, had been a victim . " Spending four or five days listening to them is significantly minor, considering the hours of pleasure you had at their expense and ruining their lives ". Maroney revealed that when two of her teammates complained about Nassar to USAG in 2015, " he was allowed to retire and MSU was never informed". She never took any action against Nassar. Read More »

Alabama's Saban lands new offensive coordinator

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He would replace Brian Daboll, who left after one season as offensive coordinator for a job with the NFL's Buffalo Bills . There was some speculation that former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was in the running to be named Alabama's next offensive coordinator. Read More »

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

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Arsene Wenger is resigned to losing Alexis Sanchez and believes that Arsenal fans have made their peace with him leaving as well, claiming that the loss of former forward Robin van Persie to the same Manchester United side in 2012 was much more painful. Read More »

'Dzeko wants to stay at Roma'

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My role means I can't reveal certain transfer market dynamics. The January transfer window is in full swing so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. Read More »

Tony Ferguson scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in Brooklyn

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They can have an unprecedented fourth attempt at booking Ferguson vs. Khabib, and perhaps it will finally happen to deliver a nice pay-per-view haul that would set up a truly monstrous unification bout with McGregor. I think Conor's striking, with his submission game as well, would cause problems. "Tony - we're working on that right now - and if and when Conor comes back, he would get the first crack at the title". Read More »

De Gea swears loyalty to United

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Everyone knows that you have to have a top class keeper if you want to be a top class side, and Manchester United do not want to lose De Gea, and have resisted any and all attempts from other clubs - especially Real Madrid - to land the stopper. Read More »

Big names make progress at the Australian Open

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Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling fitness test under the brutal Melbourne sun. At 36 years of age Roger Federer continues to defy time and logic. The reigning champion next faces German Jan-Lennard Struff in his quest to win his 20th major, and his sixth at Melbourne Park. Read More »

Chelsea make enquiry for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch

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Many will argue that Andy Carroll still has a role to play at the London Stadium but a West Ham career ridden with injuries and missed opportunities needs to reach its inevitable end. The Premier League champions been linked with Andy Carroll , Christian Benteke, Fernando Llorente and Jamie Vardy in recent days. The committee can also look into transfers which occurred over the past 10 years, leaving Chelsea quite susceptible to being punished. Read More »

Tim Tebow Gets Major League Spring Training Invite from Mets

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The 30-year-old former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor will be entering his second season in the league. During that time, the 30-year-old registered a slash line of.226/.309/.347 with eight home runs, 24 doubles and 52 RBIs over 486 plate appearances. Read More »

Asensio lifts stuttering Real Madrid at Leganes

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Despite Madrid reserve team giving a lackluster performance, Asensio salvaged a victory with a close-range shot into the top corner after a well-placed cross from Theo Hernandez . Leganes advanced past Villarreal in the Round of 16. Leganes were more ambitious in the second half and enjoyed several chances as Jose Naranjo and Claudio Beauvue forced smart stops from Kiko Casilla and Marcos Llorente headed against his own crossbar. Read More »

FA Cup Report: Chelsea v Norwich City 17 January 2018

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The big fear I have is that both VAR referees and referees on the pitch, who let's be honest get enough stick as it is, are going to take the easy option. Rather than complain about the on-field referee making a bad decision, Conte criticised the video official for not reviewing the footage properly, which is what the system is there for. Read More »

Tom Brady injures throwing hand during practice on Wednesday

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Apparently, they have become the team people love to hate: America's Team they ain't. I have watched a ton of film on him. "It's been an awesome year", Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said, "and we want to keep it going". The Philadelphia Eagles are the NFC's No. 1 seed, but despite a 13-3 record , they enter the NFC Championship Game as a home underdog for the second straight week. Read More »

Wawrinka wins first match back after knee surgery

She's had success here. Give me Kerber to win this must-see match. The unseeded former champion Sharapova was on top early, holding to love and then pressuring the Latvian on her first service game although she ultimately managed to hold. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Few better left-backs than Luke Shaw'

As it stands, Mourinho can be content with United's left-back as Shaw is first-choice, with Ashley Young , Marcos Rojo , Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian all capable of filling in there if needed. " We want to make it a really good second half of the season ". " He's just told me to go out and enjoy the games and that's what I've been doing ", he stated. Read More »

Which Two Teams Will Play In Super Bowl LII?

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In fact, the Patriots have 19 players who know exactly what it's like to get to the AFC Championship . The New England Patriots are spending the week leading up to Sunday's AFC title game doing what they always do in the days leading up to any game. Read More »

Walcott joins Everton in £20m deal from Arsenal

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The England forward has been poised for a move away from the North London club and it is quite certain that he will leaving North London after some 12 years since joining in 2006. "I've always had so much respect for the manager". "The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now". Walcott in action for Arsenal during the Europa League. Read More »

Shubham Gill helps India top group with 10 wicket win vs Zimbabwe

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They chased the winning runs in just 21.4 overs without losing a wicket. Left-hander Milton Shumba top-scored with 36 while captain Liam Roche (31) and Wesley Madhevere (30) were the other main contributors in a total of 154 in 48.1 overs. Shumba was the highest scorer for Zimbabwe with 36 runs off 59 deliveries. India thrashed Zimababwe and Australia hammered Papua New Guinea in their Under-19 World Cup fixtures on Saturday, Samaa reported. Read More »

Ozil will not leave in January says Wenger

He has led the Gunners to 3 League titles, 20 Champions League appearances and 7 FA Cups (we had won only 6 in the previous 110 years!) and without doubt has helped us immeasurably to make us into one of the richest clubs in the world. Read More »

Gael Monfils seeking first ever win over Novak Djokovic

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Players wanted to stay alone. It was never going to be easy for the German. Federer is due to continue his bid for a 20th Grand Slam title when he takes on Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in the next round. It was a confidence booster for the 2014 Melbourne Park champion, who had a troubled lead-in to the year's opening Grand Slam, pulling out of an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi on his way to Australia. Read More »

'Disrespected' Eagles out for blood vs. Vikings in NFC Championship Game

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Against the polished and playoff proven Matt Ryan, Foles looked to be mismatched. While the NFC's No. 1 and No. 2 seeds' advancement to the NFC Championship Game might seem like an expected turn of events, few people in National Football League circles would have pegged the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings as the two teams that would be representing the conference back in the preseason. Read More »

Rebel: Mignolet says Liverpool rotation is not healthy and can not last

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Yes, Loris Karius could have made a save for the first goal against Manchester City even though I thought it was a world-class finish. So I had a hunch of what would happen, and that proved to be correct. "I have to stay calm". "But I must of course also think of my own future". Liverpool and Belgium goal keeper Simon Mignolet has lifted the lid over his dissatisfaction with lack of game time at Anfield that he says could jeopardize his chances of getting a call-up for World Cup in ... Read More »

I Thought I Was Going To Die, Says Olympian Of Doctor's Abuse

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It was reported Tuesday that if Maroney spoke in court, she could potentially face a $100,000 fine from USA Gymnastics for breaking a nondisclosure agreement as part of her settlement with the organization. Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years for child pornography charges and is expected to receive 40 years to life for sexual assault charges. Read More »

LeBron James says this season has been "most challenging" one

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After a video replay to determine who hit the ball out of bounds, referees ruled there was an inadvertent whistle, setting up a jump ball with 0.2 seconds left. Yet these accommodations pose a problem for Thomas, whose first game with his new team didn't come until January 2 due to a serious hip injury. The other general consensus is that this trade must make them compete with Golden State. Read More »

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal dismantles Dzumhur to reach last 16 in style

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Kyle Edmund joined Nadal in the round of 16, overcoming the elements in a fighting five-set win over Nikoloz Basilashvili and will next play Italian Andreas Seppi who won a battle of the veterans against Croatia's 38-year-old Ivo Karlovic. Alize Cornet took a medical timeout and had her pulse and blood pressure checked during her match with Elise Mertens when the French player complained of shortness of breath. Read More »

Liverpool believe Leon Goretzka will move to Bayern

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Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been working hard to persuade Schalke star Goretzka to make the move to the Premier League this summer. The right-footed Goretzka joined Schalke from VfL Bochum in 2013 and has scored 19 goals in 130 games for the Royal Blues. Read More »

Kris Dunn falls face first to floor, shatters teeth after fastbreak dunk

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According to team radio play-by-play voice Chuck Swirsky , Dunn "chipped and dislocated two front teeth when he fell", but didn't actually lose any. Dunn was evaluated and cleared of any concussion symptoms. When his teeth hit the ground, they also managed to take out a big chunk of the floor at the United Center. Dunn is tied for 3rd in scoring for the squad this season, averaging 13.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.1 steals in 29.7 minutes per game. Read More »

Huskers dominate No. 23 MI in 72-52 blowout

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Nebraska would lead by as many as 21 and handed MI its largest defeat of the season. "They're impossible to guard with Wagner", said Turgeon, echoing the same comments Tom Izzo and the Spartans made Saturday. As it turned out, walk-on guard Malcolm Laws' two points equaled that of Michigan's Moritz Wagner, UM's leading scorer coming in at 14.9 points per game. Read More »

Celebrate later, Vikings say-there's a game to win

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Diggs, rising high to snatch the ball out of the air and landing on the Saints' 34-yard line , spinned toward the end zone, slipping downward then regaining his balance by placing his left hand on the turf at U.S. The Vikings defense has played at an elite level all season, and are led by a defensive-minded head coach in Mike Zimmer . But before we start to look ahead (can anyone say Pittsburgh Steelers?) let's take a deeper look at the trends leading into Sunday night. Read More »

Cowboys prove they don't belong in playoffs

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But just as the Green Bay Packers lost in quarterback Aaron Rodgers 's return from a broken collarbone, the Cowboys lost in Elliott's return . According to Fox, that made them the first team since the Philadelphia Eagles in 1966 to win a game with more penalty yards than total yards of offense. Read More »