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Everyone's a quality player and the rest of us have to sneak our noses in there. "It was a fantastic first goal [from Coutinho], and the third was world class. Junior Stanislas set up a good chance for Jermain Defoe before half-time, sending the striker clean through on goal - only to see him shoot against the left-hand post rather than into the net.
  • Patriots to sign Kenny Britt to 2-year deal

    Patriots to sign Kenny Britt to 2-year deal

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    He caught just 18 passes for 233 yards in nine games with Cleveland but notched his first 1,000-yard season past year for a awful Rams team. The signing comes after one of Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady's least accurate performances of the season, in which he posted a 55.81 completion percentage.
  • Giroud earns Arsenal a point in 1-1 draw at Southampton

    Giroud earns Arsenal a point in 1-1 draw at Southampton

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    But, surely, to Arsene Wenger , it was better late than never, as the crucial point kept the fifth-placed side within touching distance of the Premier League top four. We were relentless to the end". Olivier Giroud rescued a point for Arsenal with a glancing header two minutes from time at St Mary's. "That's why it's sometimes a big gamble when you [make substitutions] early".
  • Viewer Call-Ins Outlawed By Governing Bodies

    Viewer Call-Ins Outlawed By Governing Bodies

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    A fan had noticed that Thompson placed her ball incorrectly after marking it during a round and called in to report it. From January 1st, 2018, the tour bodies have chose to assign officials to monitor video broadcasts of a tournament to help identify and resolve rules issues as they arise; and to discontinue any steps to "facilitate or consider viewer call-ins" as any part of the rules decision process.
  • Athletes, entertainers support bullied boy

    Athletes, entertainers support bullied boy

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    The page purportedly started by Jones was removed and the other fundraiser's creator, Joseph Lam , froze the campaign while the company attempted to reach the mom, TMZ reported . All of Union County is celebrating Keaton's bravery and they have a message for him. Keaton Jones has taken the nation's heart. Katy Perry wrote "This broke my today".
  • Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield

    Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield

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    England's three-time champions Manchester United face Sevilla, Liverpool, five-time winners, will be up against two-time former champions Porto, and Tottenham take on last year's beaten finalists Juventus. "It's a good draw, with two good games to play", Maxwell said. Barcelona will be wary of Chelsea, the English club enjoying four wins to three in their 12 previous Champions League meetings, their most recent coming in the semi-finals in 2012 as the London side marched to the title.
  • Mohamed Salah awarded BBC African Footballer of the Year

    Mohamed Salah awarded BBC African Footballer of the Year

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    Salah, 25 is also in the race for the African Player of the Year award to be awarded by the African Football Confederation (CAF) on January 4 in Accra, Ghana. "I am very happy here at the club". " Since I left Egypt, in my mind, I want to be the best Egyptian ever ". Salah picked up the prestigious award on Monday to further elongate Nigeria's long wait to have one of her players win the award.
  • Baker Mayfield claims Davey O'Brien Award

    Baker Mayfield claims Davey O'Brien Award

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    Mayfield ran away with the award , amassing the third-most amount of points (2,398) by a Heisman candidate since 1950. Love (83 points) and Jackson (39 points) each received two first-place votes and Penn State running Saquon Barkley received a first-place vote and came in fourth.
  • 49ers pregame: Trent Brown inactive for showdown with Texans' Clowney

    49ers pregame: Trent Brown inactive for showdown with Texans' Clowney

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    Celek had a big play earlier in that drive on a 61-yard reception on third down. Yates is an experienced backup who has completed 58.1 percent of his career throws for 1,534 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions. He then could be seen arguing with that person and the team's trainer before being escorted to the locker room. If Shanahan had simplified the offense for Garoppolo and played him sooner, the 49ers might have won another game or two.
  • Joe Webb helps Buffalo Bills win Blizzard Bowl

    Joe Webb helps Buffalo Bills win Blizzard Bowl

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    After a wild sequence forced overtime, LeSean McCoy played hero, scoring a walk-off touchdown to seal the game for the Bills. Unfortunately for Vinatieri and the rest of the Colts, the Bills would go on to win Sunday's game, 13-7. The play was negated by an offensive pass interference penalty against receiver Kamar Aiken . Rather than recognizing the disastrous conditions rendering the kicking game almost impossible, the Colts trotted poor Adam Vinatieri out there to try a 33-yard field ...
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'No Decision' on If USA Athletes Will Attend Olympics

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'No Decision' on If USA Athletes Will Attend Olympics

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    Eventually, the White House found a way to say we are going . "Each federation together with the Sports Ministry will make a separate decision". The Ambassador to the United Nations spoke to Martha MacCallum of Fox News tonight about the latest worldwide developments pertaining to North Korea and President Donald Trump's announcement that the us recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • Paul Merson makes bold claim about West Ham ahead of Chelsea clash

    Paul Merson makes bold claim about West Ham ahead of Chelsea clash

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    The Blues warmed up for the game with a hard fought 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in midweek that saw them progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League as runners-up in Group C behind Roma. Cesar Azpilicueta has warned title rivals Manchester City and Manchester United that Chelsea are ready to pounce at the top end of the Premier League this weekend.
  • Lionel Messi demands Argentina improvement ahead of 2018 World Cup

    Lionel Messi demands Argentina improvement ahead of 2018 World Cup

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    Higuain was left out of Jorge Sampaoli's squad for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador in October. "I'd have to watch them again to see what we didn't get right in order not to win them". However, the 30-year-old has insisted he understands how important rest is as the constant game time take its toll on his body more now than in his younger days as a footballer.
  • IPL: CSK, RR allowed to retain players

    IPL: CSK, RR allowed to retain players

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    The IPL Governing Council has given teams options which could allow them to retain as many as five of their players. As for the franchise squad size, each team has to have a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 25 players, which also includes up to eight overseas cricketers.
  • LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA

    LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA

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    It's doubtful that LiAngelo Ball can land a big contract in Europe, but there might be some teams willing to sign him. Those options will not include transferring to another school. The three players have remained indefinitely suspended by the program. "They had him there just to use the Ball family name". "He's going to be taken care of either way", LaVar Ball said of LiAngelo , and then suggested that LiAngelo could have a future as a model.
  • New Arizona State Coach Herm Edwards Had A Bizarre First Press Conference

    New Arizona State Coach Herm Edwards Had A Bizarre First Press Conference

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    Arizona State fired Todd Graham on November 26 after his sixth season at the helm. The closest thing he's done in the almost three decades since was serve as the head coach at the Under Armour High School All-American game for the last eight years, where he mentored some of the most talented recruits in the country.
  • 49ers' marked improvement on third down leads to win against Bears

    49ers' marked improvement on third down leads to win against Bears

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    Offense: Jimmy Garoppolo looked like he belonged at the helm of San Francisco's offense and made several, high-degree-of-difficulty passes in traffic to Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor in the 15-14 win over the Chicago Bears . The final three games are against Tennessee, Jacksonville and the Los Angeles Rams. "I thought it was a huge team win", 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said.
  • Jets avoid another fourth-quarter collapse with 38-31 victory over Chiefs

    Jets avoid another fourth-quarter collapse with 38-31 victory over Chiefs

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    That positioning allowed NY (5-7) to score the game-sealing touchdown. The defense gave up a 22-yard touchdown reception to Travis Kelce on the Chiefs' first possession of the game and a 36-yard touchdown reception on the second. Late in the game Bennie Logan was penalized for hitting the snapper on a field goal, giving the Jets a fresh set of downs inside the 10-yard line.
  • Bill Belichick praises Patriots for 'grinding out' a victory

    Bill Belichick praises Patriots for 'grinding out' a victory

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    Then they did the weirdest thing and benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor despite him playing well and the team winning. With the defense doing its thing, and Lewis (44 yards) and Burkhead (31) ripping off explosive runs to spearhead the ground game, it had an old-school AFC East type of feel to it.
  • Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

    Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

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    On the same day that Frost led UCF to an undefeated season and AAC championship, Nebraska announced that Frost would be coming back to Lincoln to coach the Cornhuskers. "I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career", he said. "Coach (Osborne) has been a mentor to me my whole life, he definitely played a part in this".
  • Hoffman leads, but Tiger left smiling again

    Hoffman leads, but Tiger left smiling again

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    The tournament scoreboard is here. "I proved that the surgery was successful", he said, referring to the spinal fusion that he had in April, which knocked him out of commission for the rest of the season. That the world no. 18 was up at 4 am to feed young son Frankie seemed to have no effect on his fluent play and he said he felt good with his scores.
  • Conor McGregor Shows Up Late For Court Hearing Over Speeding Violation

    Conor McGregor Shows Up Late For Court Hearing Over Speeding Violation

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    After being fined the lightweight champion told the court: "I apologise for that". McGregor was recorded by gardaí driving at 158km/h on the N7 Naas Road at Rathcoole, Co Dublin , on March 31.... Solicitor Graham Kenny said McGregor was pleading guilty. Afterwards as McGregor emerged from court to his waiting BMW reporters tried to question him about recent allegations that he punched a gangland figure in a pub last weekend.
  • Take Two: Will Alabama back its way into the CFB Playoff?

    Take Two: Will Alabama back its way into the CFB Playoff?

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    With the top two teams of last week having lost - Alabama at Auburn, and Miami at Pittsburgh - Clemson figures to rise from No. 3 to No. 1. The next best result for the Tide would be a Wisconsin loss to Ohio State. A win by TCU may not have a similar outcome, however, and the Horned Frogs may be lined up for a spot in the Fiesta Bowl as the Big 12 champion to take on the Pac-12 champion.
  • Manchester United's Ashley Young scores twice against former club Watford

    Manchester United's Ashley Young scores twice against former club Watford

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    Brazilian Richarlison looped a header against the crossbar for Watford , but Troy Deeney scored a penalty and Abdoulaye Doucoure poked home from inside the area with six minutes to go for a tense finish. Doucoure was booked for fouling Paul Pogba and Young clinically dispatched a 25-yard free-kick with unerring accuracy. Injuries bit for both teams in the second half, Matic hobbling off for United, to be replaced by Ander Herrera , and Watford's Will Hughes giving way for Roberto Pereyra ...