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Wenger in sly pop at Mourinho over Mkhitaryan's Arsenal form

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Following last week's defeat in Italy , winning the Europa League is nevertheless looking a more complicated route into the Champions League next season, with Milan's league form giving rise to greater optimism. "It had been a tough run, we try in every game". " On my side nothing has changed ", Wenger shrugged. "We can't take our foot on the gas we are going to treat it like a 0-0". Read More »

Browns could still draft Saquon Barkley after signing Carlos Hyde

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It leaves the 49ers without their leader in offensive touches the past three campaigns. Hyde had a solid rookie season behind then starter Frank Gore, amassing 83 carries for 333 yards and four touchdowns. The San Francisco 49ers are soon to have a new running back. Hyde signed a three-year, $15 million deal, earning him $5 million per-season. In addition to Hyde, the Browns reportedly have deals in place with defensive end Chris Smith, and offensive tackles Chris Hubbard and Donald ... Read More »

Michael Carrick to retire at end of season

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Jose Mourinho has already suggested the 36-year-old will be hanging up his boots, calling time on a marvellous playing career, but the Reds midfielder has now clarified this will be the case. "There comes a time, whether you like it or you don't like it, that your body tells you it is time to stop playing football". It's something you have to accept. Read More »

Tottenham Sweat Over Kane Amid Reports Of Prolonged Absence

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Tottenham Hotspur fear that Harry Kane will be out for up to six weeks after damaging ankle ligaments during Sunday's 4-1 win away to Bournemouth . Given the delay for a diagnosis, it looks highly unlikely that the 35-goal striker will be fit for Spurs' FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, while his involvement in next week's worldwide break also looks doubtful with England set to face Holland and Italy in friendlies. Read More »

Marcus Smart, Celtics await second opinion on

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Sports reported Monday that Smart has a torn tendon and will seek a second opinion. Joining him on the bench will be shooting guard Jaylen Brown (concussion), forward Gordon Hayward , hybrid guard Marcus Smart , and forward Daniel Theis - the last three in risk of missing the remainder of the season. Read More »

Case Keenum to sign with Broncos

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Instead, Case Keenum intends to sign with Denver once free agency begins . Four days after the Browns dropped out of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes by trading for Tyrod Taylor, the Broncos appear to have followed suit. According to ProFootballTalk , a source with knowledge of the dynamics of the process believes Keenum's contract will be somewhere between $18 and $20 million per year, with Mike Klis of 9News.com reporting that the QB is expected to get a short-term deal. Read More »

WWE Raw Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from March 12

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Ronda Rousey discussed the possibility of returning to the UFC after recently joining WWE Tuesday while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Rousey signed a multi-year contract so she's unlikely to go back to MMA anytime soon. With her UFC career seemingly behind her, Rousey is happy to start her new career with WWE where she will make her professional wrestling debut at WrestleMania 34 on April 8. Read More »

NCAA Tournament 2018: Winners and Losers of Day 1

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Villanova carries a 30-4 record - its fourth consecutive 30-win season - into March Madness following its Big East tournament championship. With AP Photos.LIU-Brooklyn, victor of the Northeast Conference Tournament, faces off against Radford on Tuesday night in the opening First Four game in Dayton, Ohio. Read More »

Edin Dzeko powers Roma into UEFA Q/finals

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Roma's Edin Dzeko tries to dribble past Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov during a Champions League round of 16 second-leg soccer match between Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk , at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 . Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice after coming on in the second half, with Romelu Lukaku pulling a goal back for United. Shakhtar were unlucky not to get an away goal of their own early on when Roma's Alessandro Florenzi nearly headed an ... Read More »

UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure: Matchups, X-factors and keys to the game

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At 7-feet tall, Welsh owns a size advantage over Ikpeze and an edge in experience, having played fairly deep into the NCAA Tournament in the past and returning for one final time as a senior. The Bruins have won eight of their past 12 games. How they falter: The Bonnies get overwhelmed with a size mismatch, and Adams and Mobley can not convert enough 3-pointers to get out of its play-in game. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: 'Referee right not to send off Jurgen Klopp'

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Lingard meanwhile has enjoyed his most prolific season to date with the Old Trafford club, scoring a career high eight league goals , as well as providing four assists in the Premier League to strengthen his claim for a place in England's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russian Federation this summer. Read More »

QB McCown signs new Jets deal amid Bridgewater rumours

It is still remarkable that he is still in the league and poised to become a starting quarterback again after a dislocated knee during training camp prior to the 2016 season nearly led to the amputation of his leg. After the game, he choked up at his news conference, knowing his season probably was over. The Jets weren't expected to competitive in 2017-18 but played above expectations, albeit winning only five regular-season games and finishing in the cellar of the AFC East. Read More »

Eagles players get sentimental on loss of 'true brother' Brent Celek

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It's a bittersweet day for the Philadelphia Eagles as tight end Brent Celek has been released. Celek, who missed just one regular-season game in his 11-year career with Philadelphia, ranks fourth in team history with 175 games played behind David Akers (188), Brian Dawkins (183) and Harold Carmichael (180). Read More »

This stat about Marcus Rashford will silence all the Jose Mourinho doubters

Frank de Boer is now keen to let the matter die down. I said that before the Liverpool match when many of you were maybe not expecting him to start. "We try to give the best to the kid's education". "To Mr Van Gaal who was responsible for his first season, but if you go to his numbers and how many matches he played with me last season and this I would say probably he's in the top five players with more matches in the two seasons". Read More »

Malcolm Butler is off the market after choosing Titans over Lions

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The defensive-minded coach coordinated in New England from 2012-17. It was just over a month ago that Butler didn't play a single snap for Patricia's Patriots defense in Super Bowl LII, a curious move that no has really explained following New England's 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles . Read More »

Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Andrew Norwell

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It's a move that makes an anlready-solid offensive line for the Jaguars even stronger: led by rookie Leonard Fournette , Jacksonville had the top rushing offense in the league previous year (2,262 yards, 4.3 yards per carry), and quarterback Blake Bortles had the best season of his career by far in terms of sacks. Read More »

Bills DT Kyle Williams will return for 2018 season

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The very first draft pick of former Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, Lotulelei was selected 14th overall in 2013 out of the University of Utah. He's also rather durable, starting every single game over the past two seasons. The Bills move forward with a versatile 3-technique defensive lineman in the prime of his career. Read More »

Tiger Woods, Ernie Els to serve as Presidents Cup captains

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According to the AP report , Woods will lead the USA into battle against an worldwide side captained by Ernie Els . According to a Morning Read report , Woods and Ernie Els will be named captains for the 2019 Presidents Cup, held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. Read More »

Packers to sign Jimmy Graham

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A few years later, the offense in Seattle is still working to get off the ground, but Graham is landing in perhaps the best place he's ever played. After being rumored to several teams, the Jimmy Graham sweepstakes seemed to be down to just two teams, the Green Bay Packers , and his former team, the New Orleans Saints . Read More »

Danny Amendola expected to sign with Dolphins

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Nonetheless, Amendola made a number of clutch catches in the postseason, including the game-winner against the Jaguars in this year's AFC Championship Game. . For starters, the Dolphins reportedly agreed to terms with fellow slot WR Albert Wilson on a three-year, $24 million deal just hours before the Amendola report surfaced. Read More »

Tight ends Brent Celek, Trey Burton exit Philadelphia

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In addition to the report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, 247Sports also has information on the terms of the deal. According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport , the deal is worth $32 million. He's 26 years old, so the Bears are getting a young player just entering his prime. Burton joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2014, carved out a role on special teams and then blossomed as a unsafe offensive playmaker the past two seasons under coach Doug Pederson. Read More »

Sammy Watkins to sign three-year deal with Chiefs

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Watkins has flashed moments of absolute brilliance throughout his career in Buffalo and Los Angeles, but he's had to balance his desire to be an Odell Beckham-esque, 10-target-per-game player with lingering health issues and serious changes in offensive scheme. Read More »

Sevilla clash bigger than Liverpool, says Mourinho

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Since then, they have only featured in the Champions League five times, going out to Leicester City at this stage last season. Despite the significance of Saturday's victory over Liverpool , Mourinho was keen to play down the win ahead of a "more important" meeting with Sevilla . Read More »

Rashford lessons paid off against Liverpool

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Marcus Rashford scored twice early on to hand the Red Devils a two-goal lead before Eric Bailly's own-goal in the second half gave Liverpool hope. And many were united in the knowledge it should have been Alexis Sanchez trotting off instead. Rashford's start against Jurgen Klopp's side was his first in the Premier League since the Boxing Day game against Burnley and his goals were his first in the competition since the Manchester derby clash with City in December. Read More »

Mourinho names Premier League's worst manager ever

That proof comes in the form of a statistic which shows Rashford has made more Manchester United appearances than any other player since Mourinho took charge at the start of the 2016-17 season. Mourinho concedes United are not among the favourites for this year's Champions League but insists "anything is possible" if they can find a way past Sevilla. Read More »

Man United captain Carrick confirms plans to retire

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Mourinho has said he would be keen to add Carrick to his first-team coaching staff and the former England global admits there is a good chance he could be on the bench from next season. "I'm totally fine now, took a bit of time to get over. I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at", he concluded. At least I could decide and not be forced because of that, so I was determined to get back fit. Read More »

Bears expected to sign WR Allen Robinson when free agency opens

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Only the Buffalo Bills got less receiving yardage out of their wide receivers and tight ends, so Robinson would quickly become the top option alongside a returning Cam Meredith and Kevin White . He is coming off a torn left ACL suffered on the third offensive play of the 2017 season opener at Houston. The Bears are expected to retain the top three of their five restricted free agents by tendering each at $1.907 million, the right-of-first-refusal level, but there is some risk. Read More »

Man United vs Sevilla: how and where to watch

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Finally, Mourinho reportedly wants to recruit an out-and-out left-back rather than continue using Ashley Young to deputise as a makeshift defender. He has not played since Dec 26. "It's kind of been sorted out (for a coaching role)". We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet. The former England worldwide won five Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup on three occasions during his time ... Read More »

Southampton Sack Coach Pellegrino

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English football club Southampton has announced the sacking of coach Mauricio Pellegrino , who joined the English Premier League (EPL) side in June 2017. Pellegrino, who leaves with the third worst Southampton managerial record in the Premier League , appeared to be bracing himself for the sack after last weekend's loss to Newcastle as he admitted he "observed some players who gave up". Read More »

UConn Is First Overall Seed In NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

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That streak was snapped when they were defeated by SC, but that doesn't make what Mississippi State's women have done this year any less remarkable-and the seed reflects that. The first round of the women's tournament begins on Saturday. Mississippi State has been one of the top stories in the sport this season, as it won its first 32 games before falling to SC in the SEC tournament final. Read More »

QB Case Keenum intends to sign with Broncos, sources say

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Keenum was great for the Vikings last season , but he had his "what are you doing?" moments and I don't know if a fanbase can be completely comfortable with Keenum, who was very average in his first four seasons in the NFL . "Is it because he had a good team around him?" In 2017, Keenum threw 22 touchdown passes compared to only seven interceptions, and had a 98.3 passer rating, the seventh-best mark in the National Football League (and ahead of QBs such as Aaron Rodgers, Russell ... Read More »

Apple Orders 'Central Park' Animated Comedy from Creators of Bob's Burgers

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Central Park is labeled as a "new musical animated comedy" that follows a family of caretakers, who live in Central Park , who end up saving the park and the world. Before Bob's Burgers , Bouchard worked on projects like Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist; Home Movies; and Lucy: Daughter of the Devil . Gad and Bouchard will write the script for the show, and serve as executive producers, while Nora Smith, who also worked on Bob's Burgers , will be a consultant. Read More »

Did Kirk Cousins just reveal his top two choices in free agency?

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Never mind. Other backup options include Josh McCown , Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford . The Cardinals would guarantee Cousins close to $90 million in the first three years. That would be of enormous significance to the future of free agency, and at least two teams are reportedly willing to take the plunge. The next season he threw for a career-best 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns against 12 interceptions for a 97.2 rating. Read More »

Roger Federer not focused on retaining No. 1 ranking

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The 12-time major victor led 5-2 in the opener, but Daniel fought back well to clinch the first set on a tie-break, and although Djokovic pulled level, 61 unforced errors from the five-time champion saw Daniel clinch victory after two-and-a-half hours. Read More »

Examining where recent Browns trades leave the franchise heading into free agency

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The best news about the remaking of the Cleveland Browns roster on Friday: They still have two of the top four picks in the 2018 National Football League draft and all three of their picks in the second round. The fourth pick would lean toward either running back Saquon Barkley , defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick or defensive end Bradley Chubb . "I think we're going to be very active in free agency". Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho blasts de Boer over Rashford remarks

De Boer is not the only pundit to question Mourinho's conservative approach when it comes to Rashford who is vying for a starting place alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez. Rashford is in line to start the second leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday night after that performance against Liverpool. Read More »

Chiefs release veteran Tamba Hali, clear $7.7 million in cap room

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Tamba Hali and Ron Parker are the latest regulars not returning to the Kansas City Chiefs . The team has not yet confirmed. The Chiefs decided Parker was no longer worth his salary-cap cost, which would have been about $7 million. It was also a decision made easier knowing Hali had made only 2 starts over the last two seasons combined. He is one of only 15 players in team history to play in over 175 games with the Chiefs. Read More »

The Final NCAA Tournament Projections For Ohio State

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It was apparent right from the beginning of the season that the year would be a special one for the Wildcats, who raced out of the gate with 10 straight wins to earn a national ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since the 2004-05 campaign. Read More »

Manchester United vs Liverpool: 5 things we learned

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From the first whistle he was running at Trent Alexander-Arnold, driving him back and unsettling the Liverpool defence. However, he was unable to prevent the Reds from slipping to a disappointing 2-1 loss at Old Trafford after Marcus Rashford struck twice in the first half for Jose Mourinho's men. Read More »

Bengals bolster O-line in trade with Bills, move back in draft

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Dareus, Glenn and Tyord Taylor - once his trade to Cleveland becomes official - will account for $31.4 million in dead money. Buffalo moves up to 12th overall and the Bengals drop to 21st. Under the terms of that deal, $6.5 million of his $9.25 million base salary becomes guaranteed Friday, the third day of the league year. The Bengals likely are not done adding to their offensive line, as few reliable pieces other than Glenn and Clint Boling are locked in. Read More »

Sean Smith Will Plead Guilty to Assault Charge; Cut by Raiders

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It's also likely that Sean Smith's professional football career is now over. Two witnesses testified during a preliminary hearing in December that Smith stomped Woods' head as he lay bleeding and unconscious. This after being 109th in passer rating allowed in Weeks 1-11. That was down from a 113.3 rating in his one-plus season under Norton. Oakland is relying on last season's first-round pick, Gareon Conley, to fill the void at cornerback as he returns from a shin injury that limited him ... Read More »