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Oklahoma basketball: Sooners fall short in Bedlam overtime thriller

Oklahoma's star freshman point guard Trae Young once again was phenomenal, but this time it wasn't enough as the Oklahoma State Cowboys upset the Sooners , 83-81, in overtime. No. 13 Gonzaga 75, Santa Clara 60: Zach Norvell Jr. scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, and the Bulldogs (17-4, 7-1 WCC) bounced back from their first conference loss of the season to beat the Broncos (7-13, 4-4). Read More »

Government shutdown: National Football League playoffs won't be televised for military personnel overseas

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AFN must count as a non-essential service, as anything deemed essential for everyday living in the USA continues to function as normal during a government shutdown . "Under a government shutdown, sports broadcasts are not considered an essential activity", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said. The federal government shutdown's impact is being felt by the sports world and almost led to US troops overseas from being shut out from watching football this weekend. Read More »

Alexis who? Wenger looks to life after Sanchez as Arsenal triumph

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But with Sanchez, out, Theo Walcott having joined Everton and Olivier Giroud injured, Arsene Wenger's only attacking options off the bench consist of academy products Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah. Monreal alertly hooked the ball into the six-yard box after Palace failed to deal with a cross and Koscielny was on hand to prod home for the French defender's first goal of the season. Read More »

Tom Brady's hand was 'bloody mess,' required stiches

He injured it Wednesday at practice and was limited the rest of the week. The mysterious injury which kept the New England Patriots quarterback from practicing this week is the most talked about factor leading up to today National Football League conference championship games. Read More »

Manchester City's Fernandinho signs contract extension until 2020

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Fernandinho, 32, joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk for £30m in June 2013 and has won the Premier League title and two League Cups during his time with the club. The Brazil global has now agreed a deal which will see him remain at the Etihad for at least another two seasons. Jones, who called Sanchez "a good player", insists United's current squad are paying no heed to a transfer rumour mill they can not affect. Read More »

Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

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Trump took office at age 70, making him the oldest incoming USA president. "All clinical data indicates that the president is now very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency. "The objective of the exam was to provide the public with an update of the president's current health status, and ensure the president continues to enjoy all the benefits of good health". Read More »

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-4 Chelsea, Premier League

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Second-placed United eked out a 1-0 win over Burnley, Anthony Martial with the goal, and moved to within nine points of leaders Manchester City, who face Newcastle in the late game. After previously scoring just once in four games in all competitions, Chelsea had two inside six minutes at the Amex. Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero made the crucial save from Nelson Oliveira to send the Blues through to host Newcastle in the fourth round. Read More »

Vikings look to pressure sometimes erratic Eagles QB Nick Foles

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At this point, unless his lower back pain is unbearable, it's highly unlikely that he misses this week's game. Philadelphia won a wild-card game in Minnesota after the 2008 season and home games in the divisional rounds on the way to Super Bowl appearances following the 1980 and 2004 seasons. Read More »

5-star SF Zion Williamson commits to Duke

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Zion Williamson , the most ballyhooed high school basketball recruit of the social-media era, made his college choice official Saturday night in his high school gym. Williamson joins R.J. Barrett, Cameron Reddish and Tre Jones in the Class of 2018 recruiting haul. It'll be a hard transition for him as he figures out how to move from an overpowering big man out towards the wing, but the Blue Devils will certainly prioritize him. Read More »

UFC 220 official weigh-in - Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou

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Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is ready to make a statement when he faces off against Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of UFC 220 on Saturday, live on Pay-Per-View. Burgos is undefeated and the favorite. Thomas Almeida (22-2) vs. Rob Font (14-3): Both bantamweights were climbing the ranks before slipping in a recent fight. Read More »

Arsenal expected to miss out on Malcom to Spurs

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However, there are suggestions that Malcom could still be on his way to north London in January as Tottenham are said to be interested in signing him in the winter window. "We are not on that case at the moment". The Belgium worldwide, who is desperate to go to this summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation with his country, is understood to be interesting Napoli , reports the Liverpool Echo . Read More »

Novak Djokovic INJURY scare as Serb LIMPS on court at Australian Open

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Make that an exhausted deep breath, because the Romanian must now contest the rest of the Open with the physical baggage of an epic two-hour, 22-minute deciding set against American Lauren Davis. To be able to get these matches, players that are playing this well, I'm going to face a lot of them this year. He served out to love for 5-4 and, although Gasquet saved his first match point with a ninth glorious backhand victor, there was no denying Federer's progress on his second. Read More »

West Ham vs Bournemouth 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

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Despite staving off defeat, West Ham failed to clinch back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since January 21, 2017, while Bournemouth , dumped out of the FA Cup by Wigan Athletic on Wednesday, rise to 12th. "We scored a great goal , a really well worked goal but the big disappointment for us was not to win". In addition to that, I also like both teams not to score since I don't think Bournemouth have what it takes to score away from home, especially at London ... Read More »

Burnley vs Manchester United; 5 Key Talking Points

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The results on the pitch have hardly been ideal for Sean Dyche & co. and the problems have compounded due to a worsening injury crisis that has left the Burnley boss with a severely depleted squad. They now sit 12 points behind Manchester City at the very same juncture. Since losing at Chelsea back in early November, Manchester United in unbeaten away from home and has won four of the five road matches. Read More »

Air Force, Army Games Postponed Over Government Shutdown

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Air Force was scheduled to host Sacred Heart tonight. Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been cancelled until further notice. Navy has a similar schedule as both basketball teams play Boston University at 2 pm in Annapolis and Boston. So while the military continues, things like academy athletics could be considered "non-essential" and be postponed or canceled. Read More »

Griezmann ends goal drought, but Atletico held by Girona

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However, Barcelona later took the unusual step of releasing a statement to deny the reports from the Catalan newspaper. Earlier reports by the Sport said, the club have already agreed a deal with the Frenchman and have a secret pact with the forward. Read More »

Maria Sharapova given lesson by Angelique Kerber

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The 21st seed Kerber needed just 64 minutes to dispatch Sharapova, who won the Australian Open title in 2008, in the third round of the first Grand Slam event of the season, reports Efe. She's played so good in the last few weeks. "I have some figuring out to do, what happens to me in deciding moments in Grand Slam", he said. "I feel the pain but I didn't think about it", she said. Read More »

Would the Charlotte Hornets really trade Kemba Walker?

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Walker is now averaging 21.7 points , 5.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 2.5 three-point field goals made in 34.5 minutes per game. Additionally, coach Steve Clifford said he thinks it would be hard to trade Kemba , and that nobody has said anything around the team. Read More »

Sen. Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' on Trump's Comments

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Others at the same meeting denied that the word was used. As well, Durbin and people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe it publicly said Trump also questioned the need to admit more Haitians. Now, after intense backlash from the media, the public, and other legislators in Washington , Trump is trying to walk back his comments and claim he welcomes immigrants from all over the world. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp delivers latest update on new Liverpool FC signing

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In 88 league appearances since his £29million move from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015, Firmino has scored 31 times and provided 19 assists. "I will only mention one name". "That's maybe the best thing you can say about a football player". But Klopp was given a boost as he welcomed back £75m defender Virgil van Dijk, who joined from Southampton this month, after he sat out the 4-3 win over Manchester City due to a tight hamstring. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger ponders playing Alexis against Crystal Palace

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Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Wilshere, Elneny, Xhaka, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacaztte. Surprisingly it was to be Monreal who had the most impact, despite only playing 34 minutes. The former-England boss has done well to lift the Eagles from rock-bottom of the Premier League table, notching four wins in his last eight games to reach 13th, but a heavy loss to Arsenal would no doubt be a blow. Read More »

China's economic growth beats expectations in 2017 as it hits 6.9%

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If we consider this month only, the governments of Inner Mongolia and of the huge industrial city of Tianjin have revealed their economic figures for 2016 were exceeded. Both S&P Global Ratings and Moody's downgraded China's long-term sovereign credit rating previous year. China will continue with reforms to improve the quality, efficiency and sustainability of growth, said Dr Wang of UBS. Read More »

4-2-3-1: Reliable Manchester United predicted lineup to face Burnley

On the other side of the pitch, Manchester United will be desperate to ensure that they don't lose any points in this fixture. Expect United to have enough quality going forward to take advantage of a Burnley team losing its way after a bright start and keep the pressure on City, who have a 12-point cushion in the title race. Read More »

Rumor: Tom Brady's Injury Worse Than Reported

Speaking of wild finishes, the Jaguars treated fans to an interesting start to their game last week , jumping out to a quick 21-0 lead over the Steelers. He was sporting Under Armour gloves on both of his hands, a fashion he said he's sported in the past when asked why a grown man would wear gloves inside. Read More »

I'm happy it's 2018 not 2017! - Kerber thrilled with Melbourne progress

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Sharapova, back in the top 50 after a 15-month ban for taking the performance-enhancing substance meldonium in Australia in 2016, demonstrated all the shot-making that made her a five-time major victor. "This court is so special for me and with you guys, it's even more special". "I'm around 50 in the world at this point, so I know I'm going to be facing seeded players, first, second, third round", Sharapova said. Read More »

Chung stuns Zverev, reaches Australian Open last-16

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But Chung, who defeated Russian Andrey Rublev to claim his first title at the Next Gen ATP finals in Milan previous year, levelled the set scores with a tiebreaker win after holding 3 set points when the German netted a forehand. It is world No.58 Chung's first tour win over a top-10 ranked player, setting up a fourth-round showdown with six-time victor Novak Djokovic or Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Read More »

Vikings can pass Packers for National Football League playoff record on Sunday

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Together, the four quarterbacks left standing have a combined five Super Bowl rings, two NFL MVP awards and four Super Bowl MVP trophies. The Eagles haven't been to the Super Bowl since losing to New England 13 years ago. "We've got a bunch of fighters on this team", Zimmer said. Shelly Huffman, owner of the Buffalo House in Duluth, noted on Thursday that snow was in the forecast for Sunday, but she hopes they still get a crowd to watch the game. Read More »

Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks - 1/19/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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NY improves to 21-25 overall and 6-16 on the road in 2017-18. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Friday that there is a "growing belief" around the league that the Jazz could trade Hood before the February 8 deadline. Interestingly enough, these announcements came on the heels of the release of Utah's starting lineup for the game last night which included Rodney Hood for the first time since early in the season. Read More »

MLS Superdraft dream: Schaumburg's Chris Mueller goes No. 6 to Orlando

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For the fifth pick, the Chicago Fire gave the Loons $75,000 in general allocation money (GAM), $100,000 in target allocation money (TAM), the 15th pick in Friday's first round and goalkeeper Matt Lampson. ET on Sunday. Expansion has also made the draft more of a challenge. Second-round pick Alec Ferrell dealt with a persistent knee injury and fourth-rounder Tanner Thompson played a year ago in the North American Soccer League. Read More »

Will Ferrell brings laughs to Australian Open in hilarious press conference

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As the crowd broke into rapturous applause, on strode Ferrell, saying in his signature booming voice: "In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy , it's great to be here with two tennis legends, Roger Federer and John McKintosh". "I think what's good is that all the players are talking to one another", he said. "We wanted to use this opportunity to speak about certain subjects and see how everyone, you know, reacts to that, and I guess see what opinions are". Read More »

Federer Wins To End Day Four At Australian Open

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Ferrell treated the crowd on Tuesday night when he interviewed defending champion Federer after his first round win and quizzed him on his game, including if he would describe his game as like a " silky gazelle ". 2 and American tennis great John McEnroe on court. Five-time tournament victor Roger Federer produced an assured display to down world No. 55 Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the 2018 Australian Open on Thursday. Read More »

'Feet on fire' as 39 deg C heat scorches Australian Open

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Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has reportedly outlined plans to boost prize money at the opening Grand Slam of the year from $55 million to $100 million over the next five years. "The big win is that I could handle it". However, the numbers did not tell the full story as both players battled extreme heat in Melbourne , the mercury rising to 42 degrees Celsius at times on Rod Laver Arena, conditions they were critical of post-match. Read More »

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Confronts Larry Nassar in Court

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A graduate of Michigan State University, who says the abuse from Nassar started when she was 15, said in the hearing, "I am disgusted to my core that this man was able to harm so many under their responsibility". In her statement , she again slammed the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics ― which she declared to be "rotting from the inside". "You are so sick, I can't even comprehend how angry I am", Aly said. Read More »

Patriots' Tom Brady 'not talking about' possible hand injury

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Teammates said Brady looked good throwing passes at Friday's practice, but when he took the podium at Gillette Stadium, he said, "I'm not talking about [the injury]". Hoyer, a former Patriot , was acquired in midseason when the Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco. " They say you have to beat the best to be the best so I can't wait to get out there and try ". Read More »

Reaction to Trump's physical: 'He may just be a jerk'

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In his CNN interview, Graham expressed admiration for Kelly, who was in the room during the immigration meeting, but added that "on immigration, I've been dealing with it for about 10 years". Lindsey Graham of SC were mistaken in indicating that was the case. Pressed for details about last week's immigration meeting, Graham would not budge. Read More »

Jose is calm over move for Sanchez

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City, who top the table with 62 points from 23 games , are 12 points ahead of second-placed United, who have 50 from equal number of games . After the interval, Romelu Lukaku added a third. Lukaku showed enough power to hold off his marker and shoot into the bottom corner after good work from Martial. Dyche said: "I don't think any of us are surprised by the gap in the Premier League - I think it's been there a long time and it's getting harder year on year since the business model ... Read More »

Manchester City vs Newcastle United

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Manchester City next face Newcastle at home in the Premier League on Saturday. United's title bid would receive a boost if, as expected, they complete a deal to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal after out-bidding City for the Chile forward. Read More »

Michigan State routs IU on night when Morgan injured

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After loses to Ohio State and MI, and an ugly home overtime win against Rutgers, the Spartans got back on track Friday with an 85-57 win over Indiana . Freshman guard Jamir Harris has emerged in sophomore guard Amir Coffey's (shoulder injury) absence, averaging 13 points over the team's last two games; he had scored more than six points just twice in the team's first 15 contests. Read More »

Strugglesville: Cavs blow big lead, eke by Magic 104-103

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LeBron James never imagined the view from 30,000 - points. He finished the calendar year with 38 triple-doubles, topping Oscar Robertson's mark of 34 in 1961. And then the shots we did get, some of which were good shots, we were missing. Things began to fall apart for the Cavaliers as the Orlando Magic steadily came back into the game and tied it mid-way through the third quarter. Read More »

Australian Open Women's Singles Results On Day 3: January 17

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World number seven Jelena Ostapenko was knocked out by Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the third round of the Australian Open here on Friday. Wozniacki's forehand was a particularly unsafe weapon throughout the final match of day five at Melbourne Park, especially when going down the line to Bertens' backhand. Read More »

Australian Open, 5th Ld-Writethru,608

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The 26-year-old said: "Definitely it was a very tough match". The final set lasted two hours and 22 minutes while the 48 games equals the most for a women's match in Australian Open history, tying the 1996 quarter-final between Chanda Rubin Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, which Rubin won 6-4 2-6 16-14. Read More »

West Ham demand Batshuayi in Chelsea's Carroll offer

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With Morata's understudy Michy Batshuayi finding life in front of goal even harder and seemingly on his way out of the club, Chelsea now look to have turned their attentions to Crouch. But, it makes you think, if Carroll falls to the same unfortunate fate, he can't have too much time left on his hands. What is going on at Chelsea in this transfer window? That's over a whopping 300 minutes without a single goal despite having Eden Hazard , Willian and Alvaro Morata. Read More »

Tottenham favourites to sign Malcom

Arsenal had been clear favourites to land Malcom as a direct replacement for Alexis Sanchez. That seems to have opened the door for Tottenham as UOL eSporte are reporting that Arsenal's north London rivals are now closing-in on a deal to sign Malcom after holding talks with the players agents in London this week. Read More »