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Ernesto Valverde Makes A Shocking Claim About This Barcelona Star

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It was a 12th goal in 10 games in all competitions for the Uruguayan, and leaves Valencia needing to win by two goals in next Thursday's second leg at Mestalla to advance to their first final in a decade. "Sometimes that's excessive because you have to let him breathe a bit, but it's spectacular to watch him". The Blaugrana mustered a 1-0 win in their home leg courtesy of a Luis Suarez header in the second half and dominated the proceedings till the end. Read More »

Ozzie Newsome to step down as Ravens GM

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He was named Baltimore's general manager in 2002, becoming the league's first minority general manager. "It was consideration", said Bisciotti. "We had talked after the '13 season, and it was about Eric", Bisciotti said , "and Ozzie agreed to redo his contract for a five-year extension, in which case he would turn over the 53 to Eric, and that's a year away". Read More »

Tom Brady's MVP Acceptance Speech Appeared To 'Leak' In Plain Sight

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Brad E. Schlossman of the Grand Folks Herald was the sleuth here, taking a photo of Brady's acceptance speech held by some dude. The post has prompted speculation that Brady may already know he won the award. A slew of records could go up in smoke if the Patriots overcome the threat posed by an Eagles side reveling in the role of underdogs. Obviously, a leak of a photo like this isn't the biggest deal in the world since it's only a MVP award, but also the individual who failed to keep ... Read More »

Memphis Grizzlies sit Tyreke Evans in anticipation of possible trade

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The 76ers are interested in acquiring the Chester native from the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of the February 8 trade deadline, a league source confirms. Evans, who's having a career year, could become a top contributor off the Thunder's bench. Evans is averaging 34.8 FanDuel points in 46 games (26 starts) this season. Read More »

Which three Premier League clubs had the best deadline day?

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Premier League football clubs have spent a huge £1.9bn on players in the 2017/18 season - a 35% rise on last season, the latest data from Deloitte shows. Deadline Day is one of thee most eagerly anticipated and exciting days of the football calendar for fans, and there could be TWO of them this August. Read More »

Quavo Accused of Assaulting and Robbing Jeweler at New York Nightclub

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While a lot of artists went home with awards after the 2018 Grammys , or had to face some harsh snubs, it looks like Quavo might have left a famous jeweler with some bruises. Sources tell the site the additional man was neither Offset nor Takeoff . The outlet says that the NYPD want to speak with Quavo and each member of the Migos , as well as the Atlanta rap group's manager. Read More »

Meet the all-time All-NJ Super Bowl team | Super Bowl 2018

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David Shafer (R), condemns the NFL for not allowing the group, AMVETS , to purchase an ad in the Super Bowl program that targeted players who kneel during the national anthem. A Georgia senator filed a proposal denouncing the NFL's "hypocritical actions" and urging Georgians to stand during the national anthem. DURHAM, N.C. Read More »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has January transfer regrets

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According to BBC Sport , the German has put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the Gunners and will remain an Arsenal player for the foreseeable future. There was a cloud hanging over the future of Ozil, whose contract was up upon the conclusion of the season. With 46 assists coming in the Premier League, from 456 chances created, no other player in the league has been more creative than Ozil since the German signed for Arsenal . Read More »

West Ham boss in racism row

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Former West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has insisted that players of African origin were welcomed at the club throughout his time as a Hammer , after the club. "Over my time, we've had good African players and bad African players just like we've had good Scottish players and bad Scottish players as well, no difference". Read More »

Virgil van Dijk is not overweight - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

He's a big, tall lad, that's how it is. "Even Naby Keita, who is coming in is a fantastic player, but also one that wants to drive the play, get into the box and score goals ". If Loris Karius doesn't get injured, he'll stay in and then you have to assess the best options in the summer. "It's what we expect, he has lots to do and work on". Read More »

New Tesla-based Electric Production Car Series gets FIA approval

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While the schedule hasn't been finalized, organizers hope to hold the first race later this year. This is such an exciting day for us as we confirm that the Electric Production Car Series has been officially sanctioned by the FIA. Electric GT made the obvious choice and went with the high-performance P100D version, with 585 kilowatts (785 horsepower) in race trim. He added: "With a three-heat qualifying system and two EPCS races, plus our eKarting and eSports rounds, fans will have a lot ... Read More »

Haas grabs two-stroke lead in Phoenix

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Matsuyama came from behind to capture both of his Phoenix titles in four-hole playoffs. In terms of scoring, Simpson ranks 15th in Birdie or Better and 3rd in Bogey Avoidance, so we are not too anxious about him finding birdies at a tournament where the winning score dipped to 17-under previous year. Read More »

Strikes controversy for lip kissing son

In the aforementioned clip, Brady's eldest son Jack (real name John), whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, comes into the room where his dad is getting a massage and asks for permission to look at his fantasy football team's standings. Read More »

The 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field is excellent

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His competition consists of the Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie, the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, the Boston Celtics' Al Horford, the Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen, the Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, the Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray and the Clippers' Lou Williams. Read More »

The Lady from JAY-Z and Beyoncé's Viral Instagram Photo Speaks Out

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Susan Monaghan , who was staying in NY with her family for her granddaughter's gymnastics competition, has now opened up about the "surreal" experience for the first time. Then Monaghan saw Beyoncé and realized who she was standing near. "All she did to me was she smiled at me". On Saturday, Bey posted a series of professional photos to her slideshow of her and Jay-Z in their hotel hallway, getting ready to attend the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. Read More »

Mourinho slams "ridiculous" Man United defending

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United were deservedly beaten 2-0 by Spurs at Wembley and Sanchez failed to make an impact in his 90 minutes on the pitch. Jose Mourinho's side have closed the gap on Manchester City after the Sky Blues were beaten by Liverpool , but the difference is still pretty wide - 12 points. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Talking With Showtime Executive About Possible MMA Fight

What are the odds, Paddy? "What are the odds?" The undefeated fighter captioned the clip: " Come at the king, you best not miss ". "I said I would do it, and I stepped up and I done it. There's many options. So we're just at the table at the moment. Last August, Mayweather snapped a two-year retirement when he fought UFC superstar Conor McGregor , who was making his boxing debut. Read More »

Tom vs Time Episode 4 Focuses On Balance Between Football & Family

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The fact that the same quarterback/coach combination is still in place for New England borders on unbelievable, but there is no such thing as never-ending glory in professional sports. Brett Favre retired after playing with three different teams. Tom Brady was given "the right to decide when to retire" by Patriots president Jonathan Kraft . Read More »

IOC: No 'automatic' Olympic participation for 28 cleared Russians

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Appeals of 11 others are partially upheld. The athletes cleared by IOC will not participate as a Russian designated team in the event but under the neutral tag of "Olympic Athletes from Russia". "This panel's unfortunate decision provides a very small measure of punishment for some athletes but a complete "get out of jail free card" for most", he said. Read More »

Aaron Rodgers doesn't seem thrilled the Packers let his QB coach go

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It turned out to be a cameo as the Packers lost to end any chance of a playoff berth and Rodgers returned to injured reserve for the final two weeks of the season. After Rodgers mentioned earlier in the interview some of the changes this offseason had been "a little odd", Wingo asked Rodgers what he meant. McCarthy brought Philbin, the team's offensive coordinator from 2007 through '11, back last month while also restructuring the coaching staff, giving offensive line coach James Campen the ... Read More »

UIL realignment shuffles area schools to new districts

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Cities grow, new schools open and that all affects which teams will be in which districts. CHS will depart District 7 and move to District 5 with Bonham, Howe, Lone Oak, Pottsboro, Rains and Van Alstyne. Basketball realignment moves the Tigers in District 13 with Cooper, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, Mount Vernon, Paris Chisum, Pattonville Prairliland and Winnsboro. Read More »

Aminu Records 4th Double Double In Blazers' Win Over LA Clippers

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McCollum set a Trail Blazers franchise record and Bulls' opponent franchise mark with a 28-point first quarter, outscoring the Bulls by nine by himself in the opening period. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Bulls rank 29th in rebounds allowed per game (45.8). Read More »

Don't blame me for slump, says Antonio Conte

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Pressed about the pursuit of the Arsenal striker, Conte said: "As I said before, I gave my opinion to my club". But if someone here doesn't agree about this, I'm here. "Of course, we are 100 per cent behind him". Eden Hazard played at the tip of the Blues" formation as "false-nine', but the Belgian was far from his mercurial best as the hosts failed to truly test Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal. Read More »

Olympics-Reaction to CAS ruling on Russian athletes banned for doping

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Eleven others saw their doping convictions confirmed, but their sentences reduced. The court also lifted the life bans of another 11 Russians but barred them from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics that start February 9. President Vladimir Putin admitted on Tuesday that some Russian athletes had been involved in doping , but he portrayed allegations of a state-sponsored doping programme at the 2014 Sochi Olympics as a politically-motivated attack on Russia by western countries. Read More »

Is LeBron setting the stage for his second Cavaliers exit?

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But my body is good, my hip felt good and those are positive steps for me mentally to be able to practice back-to-back days and then play in back-to-back games, so it has been a positive month in that aspect". The Cavaliers are once again led by LeBron James . James finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and seven turnovers. It was Cleveland's first game since Love broke his left hand. Read More »

Alex Neil: 'Jordan Hugill deal worked for everyone'

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West Ham made one of the more surprising moves on transfer deadline day, by snapping up Jordan Hugill from Preston North End . Hugill leaves Deepdale for West Ham after three-and-a-half years with Preston, which saw him score 30 goals in 114 appearances for the club. Read More »

German playmaker Mesut Ozil set to stay at Arsenal

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Ozil, who joined from Real Madrid for £42.5 million in 2013, is in his fifth season with Arsenal and has helped the club win three FA Cup trophies. The deal, signed on Wednesday, follows months of speculation about the future of the 29-year-old Germany worldwide, whose previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season. Read More »

Celtic complete deal to sign Jack Hendry

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I really appreciate it and I'm looking forward to it. Hendry added: "It was a very long day but to finally get it done is great". To be part of this football club is a very proud moment for me. Bain said: "It sort of sums up football and how insane it can be, and how the timing affects everything that goes on, but I'm just delighted to be here". Read More »

Rob Gronkowski Back at Practice, Still in Concussion Protocol

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Pats backup tight end Dwayne Allen, who had only 10 catches during the regular season, said the passing game would be different without Gronkowski . "For those of you going to Minnesota, we'll see you there". Giants 17, Patriots 14: Super Bowl XLII, Feb. 3, 2008: This is the biggest head scratcher because the Patriots were undefeated, unstoppable on offense and chasing history. Read More »

Suns' Canaan suffers horrific ankle injury

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The reaction of Canaan's teammates, and players from the Mavericks, made the severity of the injury immediately clear. "Seeing your brother and teammate get hurt like that, I honestly didn't want to watch", teammate Marquese Chriss told the newspaper. Read More »

Everton complete late loan deal for Man City defender

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Coleman's long road back from a double leg break he suffered in the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Wales last March ended on a damp night at Goodison Park , with the returning full-back given a heroes reception by the home fans. Read More »

Who will you be rooting for in Super Bowl LII?

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Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest gambling day of the year, and this season's matchup between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles is expected to blow previous years out of the water in terms of how much will be bet on the big game. Read More »

Injured AB de Villiers To Miss First Three ODIs

The bowling combination is also something India needs to work out. "No. 4 is something we have experimented with in the last couple of series". Rohit Sharma is ready to put behind him the Test series in which he was preferred to Ajinkya Rahane for the first two Tests and then dropped.Rahane made a crucial contribution in the Test that India won. Read More »

MI police to apologize to ex-USA gymnastics accuser

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Tiffany Dutton addressed this directly today , saying , "On this day, I've chose to fully relinquish my anonymity as a symbol to myself that there is absolutely nothing I have to be ashamed or afraid of". as a toddler, while her Malta-born father later went on to produce wine in Argentina, creating the Aquilina Wines brand. According to the report, she was alone on her second visit, when Nassar began to massage her vagina and breasts and said "I bet people at physical therapy don't do this". Read More »

Jorgensen to Newcastle: Feyenoord manager confirms striker wants deal

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Newcastle are in talks with Feyenoord over a deal for he Denmark global. He has scored four goals in all competitions and will be hoping to play a part when the Reds take on Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Tuesday night. The Denmark global has been in impressive form for Feyenoord this season. Newcastle have had two bids - the latest being £15m - turned down for Jorgensen and Feyenoord want £20m, Sky Sports News understands. Read More »

No Edin Dzeko deal; Michy Batshuayi could play vs Bournemouth - Conte

Olivier Giroud may have been a high profile arrival from Arsenal for Chelsea on transfer deadline day , but Conte was in no mood to toast his transfer market success as he appeared to be in a dark mood as he spoke to the media. The Italian did insist that Michy Batshuayi remains in contention for Chelsea's match against Bournemouth on Wednesday, depsite the possibility of a loan move to Borussia Dortmund . Read More »

Andre Drummond makes All-Star team as injury replacement

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They are also just half a game ahead of Miami , who they will face on Wednesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers are -3.5 over the Miami Heat in this game on Wednesday. Thomas is right - the Cavaliers have been an terrible defensive team all season. "If Boston played them right now, Boston would probably sweep the ( Cavaliers ), especially without Kevin Love ", Sharpe said. Read More »

Borussia Dortmund confirm Michy Batshuayi loan deal

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Aubameyang will be reunited with former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who moved to north London in exchange for Sanchez. "In order to reach my big goal , I want to play as much as I can and score many goals", he told the club's official website . Read More »

Swansea boss Carvalhal waiting on transfer news

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Leroy Fer nearly gave the Swans the lead five minutes before halftime with a thumping strike from distance, but Cech produced a great save as the sides went into the break level. "I hope this victory will help with their decisions, because so far most don't want to come to Swansea ". Clucas then sealed the points late on when blasting past Cech from close range for a second time after star man Ayew charged into the box, giving Swansea rare back-to-back league wins. Read More »

Klopp claims broadcasters cut short first half of FA Cup clash

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The Liverpool manager claims he was informed by fourth official Jon Moss that BT Sport , who televised the match in the United Kingdom, were responsible for the minimal added time in the 3-2 defeat. "I heard that television said it's not longer than four minutes", said Klopp, as per The Telegraph . "I don't know if he is at that level yet, but if he plays like that until the end of the season then he is going to have a shout of getting into that England squad". Read More »

Oscar Gamble, 70s baseball star and AL native, dies at 68

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He was also a favorite of the NY media, including former Yankees shortstop and announcer Phil Rizzuto, who called Gamble 'The Big O'. "There were blotches in his scalp". Despite his home-run power, Gamble struck out only 546 times - 64 fewer times than he walked. Gamble's.358 average would have been enough to win a batting title in 1979, but because of injuries, he did not have enough at-bats to qualify. Read More »

Arsenal have 'derisory' late defender bid 'laughed off'

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The 56-year-old told his press conference on Tuesday that acquiring Sturridge on loan from Liverpool means that Albion no longer require the funds to sign a striker. Sky Sports quote Pardew as saying : "You have to understand that the pressure in terms of signing a big striker in today's game puts a lot of stress on the football club, in terms of the finances and how a club goes forward". Read More »

Azura Stevens Joining The UConn-South Carolina Party

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Michaelis traveled to the game and was with her former teammates in the arena. One day after issuing a statement regarding allegations made against USC fans, their behavior during Sunday's game, and USC head women's basketball coach Dawn Staley's "promotion" of intolerant behavior by fans, SC athletics director Ray Tanner sat before reporters at Colonial Life Arena still wondering what to make of comments made by Missouri AD Jim Sterk . Read More »

New Orleans Pelicans fan warms up with team and it's hilarous

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Prior to the injury, Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 steals and 36.2 minutes per game. He sustained the injury in the closing seconds of the Pels' victory last Friday over the Houston Rockets . It was determined that he suffered a torn left Achilles tendon and will be out the remainder of the season according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . There is a possibility that Cousins will never again suit up for the Pelicans. Read More »