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Olivier Giroud to Chelsea: Sky Sports pundit reveals pain at Arsenal deal

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Batshuayi completes a combination of transfers that sees him replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Dortmund, after the Gabon worldwide joined Arsenal , while Olivier Giroud has signed for Chelsea from the Emirates. "He was fast and scored a lot of goals". Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal. According to reports from several news outfits, Chelsea have all but signed Arsenal star Olivier Giroud , who is now undergoing a ... Read More »

Why City think £56.7m Laporte was worth wait

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News of Aymeric Laporte's club record move from Atheltic Bilbao to Manchester City will have been tainted by news that Leory Sane is out for up to six weeks. City have the third best defence in the Premier League this season which is mainly down to their recruitment last summer. Speaking about McGuane previous year, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "He is a defensive midfielder, and overall he can play as a wing-back or even a centre-back in training". Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan can't wait to play 'offensive soccer'

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Sanchez, having spent three and a half years at Arsenal , put pen to paper on a mega £600,000-per-week contract to join Manchester United . "That is a good warning for us that we have to produce absolute total offensive performance". The north London side have a poor record on the road in the Premier League this season following three victories in 12 away games. Swansea have won seven points in their four Premier League games under Carlos Carvalhal (W2 D1 L1), two more than ... Read More »

Premier League matchweek 25: Staff picks and predictions

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He was linked to a host of big clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea before eventually moving to United. In an answer that appeared to quell recurring speculation United may attempt to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid , Mourinho said: "I think in attack it's hard for us to improve". Read More »

Rohingya crisis: Government fears India being a refugee capital

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to file a response on the plea that alleged that the Border Security Force (BSF) is stopping Rohingya refugees from entering India.The three judge apex court, comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud sought a response from Centre. Read More »

Giroud 31, joins Chelsea for £18m

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The BBC says it's pending a medical, but surely that's just a formality at this point. "We all knew it was going to be a matter of when", Henry told Sky Sports . Giroud is the first player to transfer directly from Arsenal to Chelsea since Ashley Cole's controversial move across London in August 2006. The night when the Armenian was announced, a video done the rounds on Twitter showing him mouthing the words, "Yo Pierre, you want to come here?" I think Arsenal are somewhat ... Read More »

Formula One stops use of 'grid girls' for 2018 season

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The change will apply from the start of the new Grand Prix season, with the first race taking place in Melbourne, Australia on 25 March. Grid girls are models, which have been employed by Formula One for decades, normally wearing promotional material and being tasked with holding umbrellas, driver name cards and lining the route to the podium after races. Read More »

Jacksonville Jaguars offseason plans affected by Alex Smith trade

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The Kansas City Star reported that the trade of Smith , who has a $20.6 million United States salary-cap figure for 2018 , to the Redskins would save the Chiefs $17 million. Washington trading for Smith means Washington is going to let Cousins hit free agency. The Denver Broncos , Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns could certainly join the bidding for Cousins' services, which could require a $100 million guranteed. Read More »

Pelicans Trade for Nikola Mirotic Has 'Fallen Apart for Now'

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An eventful Tuesday noon hour continued into the early afternoon with the Bulls and Pelicans continuing discussions on a trade that would send Niko Mirotic to New Orleans and a first-round pick back to Chicago. Unlike the Pelicans, the Jazz are still hesitant to include a first-round pick in exchange for Mirotic - one of the key assets the Bulls are looking to obtain for Mirotic's services. Read More »

Lucas Moura completes £25m move to Tottenham from French giants PSG

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Though he tallied a record 12 Ligue 1 goals last season, Lucas found himself being marginalized this season, and agreed to terms with Spurs two days ago. "Of course. I can play in the Champions League it's an objective for me". In fact, the winger made more key passes per game (3.6) in last season's Champions League than any other player in the competition. Read More »

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife killed in single-car wreck

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Butler only played one season for the Pacers in 2013-2014, but it was possibly the most memorable season the Pacers have ever had for both good and bad. Butler last played in 2015-16 for the San Antonio Spurs . The team waived Butler the following March, after which Butler retired from the league. He played in the National Basketball Association until 2016 and recently competed in Ice Cube's BIG3 league last season. Read More »

Nashville Predators to Announce Mike Fisher's Return From Retirement

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Nashville Predators general manager David Poile says Fisher has some unfinished business and wants to help the team win two more games than they did previous year when they lost the Stanley Cup Final in six games to Pittsburgh. "I am excited. It's great to be here", he said. It's going to be some work, but I am ready for it. That's part of the reason I want to come back. "I believe this team is built to win", Fisher said. Read More »

Mkhitaryan starts - Arsenal's likely 4-3-3 XI vs Swansea

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The Swans recovered from a goal down for a deserved win on home soil, as their revival under new boss Carlos Carvalhal - now four wins and three draws in eight outings under the Portuguese - continues to gather pace. Another wantaway player, Mesut Ozil , put the visitors ahead with a smart pass to Nacho Monreal at the back post, but Sam Clucas hit back just a minute later. Read More »

Mesut Özil to extend contract with Arsenal

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Nevertheless, according to BBC's David Ornstein , who is as accurate as it can get in terms of Arsenal news, Özil has penned a stunning £350,000-per-week deal this morning after a week long negotiation. The German has been one of the key players for Arsenal since his arrival in 2013 from Real Madrid and has 36 goals in 182 appearances for the club in all competitions. Read More »

Michigan State to name former Gov. John Engler interim president, reports say

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But others were quick to criticize the appointment , including members of the faculty governing board and a student liaison to the trustees who said appointing such a polarizing figure was "the wrong direction". "Remember, this is a four-four board - four Republicans and four Democrats - and so apparently on a bi-partisan basis, they found at least five votes to make Mr. Read More »

Klopp Charges Liverpool To Show World Class Status

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Liverpool haven't won any silverware since 2012 and Jurgen Klopp's only hope of winning a trophy this season is the Champions League. However, they have followed that win with a loss to Swansea and West Brom. You can't cut match time because there is something else to broadcast. I heard that television said it (can't be) longer than four minutes. BT Sport's senior director, Sean Hughes, took to social media on Tuesday morning and responded to Klopp as transparently as possible. Read More »

Andrew Luck close to throwing again

A source told Rapoport that Luck is "very close" to throwing again, which means that the 28-year-old will not need another surgery on his right arm. He went on injured reserve on November 2. The bad news is it could take months before Andrew Luck and the Colts know his status for sure. During a December 29 news conference, he told reporters that he believes he'll play in 2018. Read More »

ICC probe into fixing in UAE T20 league

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Vaughan attached a video to his tweet "This is unbelievable" which appeared to show a number of batsmen doing their best get out. Batsman would charge the bowler, and not put in any attempt to return to the crease. The global cricketing body has ordered an investigation into the matter. But any cricket that takes place there has to be approved by the local cricket council. Read More »

Everton to sign Eliaquim Mangala on loan from Manchester City

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City announced the signing of Aymeric Laporte on Tuesday , a move which will knock Mangala further down the pecking order of centre-backs. However, think about this for a second - Mangala is barely getting playing time in a Manchester City defence that has John Stones , Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany. Read More »

Fox Close to Deal to Air NFL's 'Thursday Night Football'

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Get the app to get the game. According to sources connected to Sports Business Journal's John Ourand , FOX has obtained the rights to 11 Thursday Night NFL games for the coming season, including expanded mobile rights. As in recent years, Fox will have to share some of the rights for Thursday Night Football . Fox aired "Gotham" and "The Orville" on Thursday nights this past fall, drawing ratings that paled in comparison with those put up by the pro football games broadcast by CBS ... Read More »

Huddersfield sweating on Danny Williams fitness ahead of Liverpool clash

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The fewest games needed by any player to register 20 Premier League goals for Liverpool was 27, achieved by Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge. "Do you think after what I've said now they will see his value?" "If we get back to defending when everybody is responsible, then we'll get back to defending better". Read More »

Ornstein: Ozil signs new £350000-a-week deal

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Sport's David Ornstein has claimed the club have ended any uncertainty over the German World Cup winner's future by agreeing terms with the club. The German playmaker is out of contract at the end of the season and has been reluctant to sign a new deal but it appears that there have been positive developments on that front. Read More »

Indian Navy gets its third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj

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The submarine was launched by Reena Lanba, President of Navy Wives Welfare Association following the recitation of Sanskrit shlokas from the Atharva Veda and traditional ceremonies associated with the launch of naval platforms. The second "INS Khandari" was launched in January a year ago and is now undergoing sea trials. INS-Karanj will now undergo rigorous trials and tests, both in the harbor and at sea before it is commissioned into the Navy. Read More »

Chris Hogan ready for Patriots to call his number in Super Bowl

Most fans in attendance were Vikings supporters, and they made themselves heard; cascades of boos and jeers were heard throughout the stadium as the Eagles were introduced. They're the Evil Empire of the National Football League, but above all they represent Boston, the city that's provided decades of one of sports' greatest rivalries with the Red Sox and Yankees. Read More »

Islanders returning to Nassau Coliseum for short stay

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This is all a temporary arrangement as the Islanders wait for the construction of their new home at Belmont Park. - New York Islanders fans have been waiting for this announcement: Gov. Both the Coliseum and Barclays Center are operated by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE), which has made the prospect of splitting time between the two arenas that much more feasible. Read More »

USA home prices continue steady growth in November

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Home values ticked up 0.2percent compared to the month prior, after they had declined slightly, on a month-over-month basis, for each of the last two months. He said that home values "continue to move out of reach for home buyers in many markets which will lead to instability in the economy at some point". Read More »

Jose Mourinho wants Roma deal as Daley Blind talks rumble on

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The 27-year old versatile Dutchman joined Manchester United in the summer of 2014 from AFC Ajax and had grown into an important player under then manager Louis van Gaal . Both Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Tempo explain getting a deal over the line for the Dutch worldwide will be hard before the transfer window shuts, with the former of the two describing it as a "blurred affair", despite the player having already said "yes" to a move. Read More »

Doc Rivers says the Clippers might not trade anyone else

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In six playoff appearances for the Clippers , Griffin appeared in 51 games and started 50 of them. Frank said the team's inability to compete near the top of the Western Conference played a major part in the move. "He is a great fit for our team and will bring a combination of toughness and athleticism that will elevate our team and excite our fans". "As much as we valued Blake and all of his contributions, we knew there may be a ceiling on the group as presently constructed", Frank said. Read More »

Mourinho: Jose is free to leave

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The two sides have been down this road before, but the devastating knee injury Ibrahimovic suffered in April led to a breakdown in the prospect of a deal at the time. We will not make his life hard. The striker has scored just one goal this season, in the EFL Cup. Although the English transfer window closes on 31 January, Ibrahimovic would be allowed to move to the United States between February and May meaning any potential deal doesn't have to be finalised within the next few days. Read More »

LANE | IU never really in it in loss at Ohio State

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When asked Monday afternoon about trying to create more opportunities for his reserves to score, coach Chris Holtmann's response wasn't particularly surprising. IN vs Ohio State live stream is on WatchESPN. IN is led by junior Juwan Morgan . The Hoosiers' points were their second lowest scored in a conference game this season and 11 below their Big Ten average. Read More »

West Ham try to hijack Crystal Palace's deal to sign Ibrahim Amadou

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Hernandez was poised to open the scoring six minutes later when Sam Byram's cross fell to him at close range, only for James Tomkins' flying tackle to take the ball away from danger. "I don't know where they are with the targets on our list but I'm hoping for some good news in the next few hours". "They realise it's something we have to do". Read More »

Chelsea sign Brazilian Emerson from Roma

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Emerson, who began his career at Santos in Brazil, arrived in Serie A on loan at Palermo in August 2014. He is yet to represent his country at worldwide level but will provide competition for Marcos Alonso following Baba Rahman's loan move to Schalke . Read More »

Chiefs reportedly trading Alex Smith to Washington, which could have far-reaching implications

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The Kansas City Chiefs traded up last season to select Patrick Mahomes with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft . Another quick playoff exit only pushes Smith further out the door-at least on paper. Smith, 33, led the National Football League in passer rating (104.7) and set career-highs in passing yards (4,042) and touchdowns (26) while throwing just five interceptions. Read More »

Kevin Love reportedly out 6-8 weeks with a hand injury

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The Kevin Love injury took place in the first quarter of the game with the Detroit Pistons . The Cavs later said that Love has a broken bone in his hand. His status will be updated tomorrow after additional exams in Cleveland. The Cavaliers were considering trading Tristan Thompson for someone like DeAndre Jordan or possibly bringing in another point guard in a trade. Read More »

Ben Simmons snubbed as Andre Drummond earns All-Star selection

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Wall and Drummond both play for Eastern Conference teams. Tuesday, he was snubbed for All-Star spot. Simmons finished third in Eastern Conference backcourt fan voting, behind starting guards Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan. He plays the same position and would've made more sense than Drummond from that perspective. Despite not making it to the All-Star Game in his first season in the NBA , Simmons may see it as a challenge to play even better in the coming years. Read More »

Australia to host World T20 in 2020 across eight cities

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The women's competition will run between 21st February and 8th March in the same year with Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney hosting the games. Our World Cup history most recently, I think we did Victoria and indeed Australia proud and we again, in hosting those finals , put on a real festival of cricket as well as allow people from the world over to experience our great city, ' said Andrews. Read More »

AB is out of first three ODIs

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It's debatable whether Rohit Sharma focusses too much on numbers, but if he did, 23 and 86 might be topmost on his mind as India head into their six-match One-Day International series against South Africa , with the first game in Durban on Thursday (February 1). Read More »

PSG fullback Daniel Alves: Neymar had to quit Barcelona because of Messi

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Messi and Real Madrid star Ronaldo went into the mach deadlocked at 20, but the late victor against Alaves saw the Argentine put his nose in front. The first leg is at Santiago Bernabeu early next month, and Alves has stressed the importance of Les Parisiens pulling together - not just Neymar's individual brilliance. Read More »

Lionel Messi Salutes David Beckham, Hints At Future Miami MLS Move

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The former Manchester United and England midfielder is keen to sign "top players from Europe", as well as developing homegrown talent. Sealing planning permission for a home stadium proved a major stumbling block until Beckham's group finalized a project previous year that will see a 25,000-seat arena built in Miami's urban core, while it is hoped the team can capitalize upon the area's sizable Latino population. Read More »

Gov. Abbott orders investigation into Karolyi Ranch

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The Walker County Sheriff's Office, which will collaborate with the Texas Rangers in the investigation, confirmed last week that it was looking into the ranch. The facility - which has already had its relationship with US gymnastics terminated - employed Larry Nassar, who was sentenced earlier this month in MI to 40-175 years in prison after accepting a plea deal for his sexual crimes. Read More »

Man Utd players warned over quality Tottenham side

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Sanchez has laid on three assists and Kane has provided just one. United will be keen to play on the counter-attack to exploit Sanchez's natural pace and explosive attitude, and if he quickly discovers chemistry with his new team-mates, it could be an unsettling evening for the hosts. Read More »

IPL Auction 2018: Kings XI Punjab - Complete Squad

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Singh played for Mumbai Indians for last ten seasons and had been a valuable player for the team. Before the auction, they had retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina , and Ravinder Jadeja, whereas they kept Dwayne Bravo in the set-up by using the Right to Match card. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Posts 'Training' Video In MMA Cage

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On Tuesday, Mayweather posted a short clip on social media that showed him stepping into the cage and pacing around like he was waiting for a fight. McGregor and most of the MMA world laughed off the notion, however the talks picked back up in early 2018 after Mayweather spoke publicly about being able to sign a billion-dollar deal with the global MMA leader. Read More »

Titans hire Rams' LaFleur as OC

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Speaking of LaFleur, early signs indicated that Los Angeles would be hanging on to their offensive coordinator after Tennessee chose to go with Mike Vrabel as their new head coach instead. "Matt brings an energy and an offensive diversity to our team", Vrabel said in a statement . With Pees at the helm, Baltimore's defense ranked No. Read More »

MSU likely to name Engler as interim president

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Engler served in both chambers of the MI state legislature before winning his bid for governor in 1990. Stay with The State News for updates . Engler is expected to serve while the elected board of four Democrats and four Republicans searches for a permanent president. Read More »