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Theo Walcott reveals Wayne Rooney convinced him to leave Arsenal for Everton

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When asked what Rooney had said to him to convince him to join, Walcott replied: "He said all the golf courses are great!" As well as relaunching his career, Walcott says his aim is to help Everton end their long wait for silverware, believing they have the right man in charge in Sam Allardyce to achieve that particular goal . Read More »

UFC president Dana White sounds off on McGregor, Mayweather, Rousey

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And the young defender tweeted a photo of McGregor wearing the shirt with the caption "GOAT", an acronym for "Greatest of all time". "We'll see what happens [with McGregor]". The Russian star's record is second-to-none, with his nine UFC victories in a row just being a part of an undefeated record that spans some 25 fights, dating back as far as 2008. Read More »

Virat Kohli named ICC world cricketer of the year

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Three White Ferns were recognised in the ICC's women's awards, announced at the end of past year. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had claimed the honour a year ago. Kohli was at his lethal best in the 50-over format over the a year ago or so. He averages 65.29 when his team are batting second and 93.64 when his team successfully chases down a target. Read More »

Madrid ends winless run with late Asensio goal in Copa

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Barca , who lost for the first time this season against Espanyol - face Real Betis at the weekend. Oscar Melendo scored the only goal of a game of few chances after Lionel Messi had seen his second-half penalty brilliantly saved by Diego Lopez at Cornella-El Prat. Read More »

New England Patriots: Rex Burkhead expected back for AFC Title Game

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Being here is nothing new , of course, for New England , which has advanced to the Super Bowl in three of the past six seasons. "The top two AFC teams are left and he's a part of one of them, so. The 40-year-old has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career. The Jacksonville Jaguars , led by head coach Doug Marrone are looking to keep finding ways. Read More »

President Trump 'fit for duty,' has no cognitive issues: White House doctor

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Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), one of the stakeholders who publicly disclosed Trump's remarks last week, told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday: "I stand by every word I said about what was said and what happened at that meeting ". Graham said he would continue to press for a deal based on what had been tentatively agreed the meeting tomorrow. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, called the current state of immigration negotiations quote an "s-show", and indicated he's been whip sawed by ... Read More »

Sharapova finds her groove on Melbourne return

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Sharapova mixed brute force with superb touch to power her way into the third round where she'll face the victor of the match between German 21st seed Angelique Kerber and Croatia's Donna Vekic. No. 20 Barbora Strycova's 6-1, 7-5 win over wild-card entry Kristie Ahn and Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Christina McHale 6-3, 6-2 to make it 2 for 13 for the US women so far. Read More »

Karthik replaces injured Saha in India squad for third…

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Karthik is expected to join the squad before the third Test. Dinesh Karthik will replace injured Wriddhiman Saha in India's Test squad for the third and final Test against South Africa. As a result, Karthik will be in South Africa a couple of weeks earlier than planned because he had already been picked for the six ODIs that will follow the Test series. Read More »

India revenge would heal Proteas' scars - Elgar

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South Africa were 163-5 - leading by 191 - when a pumped-up Shami removed Quinton de Kock (12), but Du Plessis grafted it out after Rahul put down a hard chance to remove him and Vernon Philander (26) provided support before Ishant (2-40) sent him on his way. Read More »

Blake Griffin Could Be Key To Celtics Getting Into The Finals

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The game really got out of hand in the later parts of the game when Griffin and Dan Antonio were given double technical fouls. Security officials and police were called as Gerald Green , James Harden (who was sideliend with a hamstring injury), and Trevor Ariza tried to confront Rivers and Blake Griffin . Read More »

Arsenal's Walcott on verge of Everton move

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The 28-year-old has made just 15 appearances this season but hasn't started a Premier League game since April last year. Walcott was seen entering Everton's training ground, Finch Farm, on Tuesday afternoon, and is now undergoing a medical ahead his transfer. Read More »

Odell Beckham sounds happy about Giants' coach choice

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Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham seems psyched about Pat Shurmur . Minnesota plays the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Shurmur brings experience, having served as head coach of the Browns in 2011-12 (with a 9-23 record). Read More »

Kohli shines, but South Africa on top in second test

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At the other end, Elgar just about managed to survive as couple of his inside edges managed to evade the stumps and couple of nicks found the vacant space in the slips cordon. Philander, eventually, ended the fighting 71-run seventh-wicket partnership when he had Ashwin - earlier taken on the bounce by de Villiers off Rabada in the cordon - acrobatically caught by a leaping du Plessis at second slip with the second new ball. Read More »

James Rodriguez: Bayern star tells Ronaldo that Real Madrid must sack Zidane

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Otherwise, we may just see Klopp making his way to Real Madrid soon, although it'll also depend on the German feeling the need to end his spell at Liverpool. At Saturday's postgame news conference, Zidane kept repeating the phrases "the ball did just not want to go in" and "I can not explain it". Allowing his players to express themselves and make decisions was previously Zidane's biggest strength, but it now looks a weakness as he is unable or unwilling to provide the big shakeup - either ... Read More »

Colts hire Josh McDaniels as head coach

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There is no word on who potential candidates would be at this time. It appears that interest was strong enough to woo the 41-year-old coordinator, as McDaniels now is "expected" to take the Colts' head coach job when an offer comes, Pelissero and NFL Media colleague Ian Rapoport reported Monday afternoon. Read More »

Pirates send McCutchen to Giants

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The 31-year-old outfielder batted.291 during his tenure with the Pirates and swatted 203 home runs. After trading Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros , it was believed that McCutchen would be the next in line to be dealt. McCutchen in the outfield and Longoria at third improves two major weaknesses. The Giants are hopeful that the addition of McCutchen will go a long way toward solving their outfield issues. Read More »

Ishant, Ashwin restrict S Africa to 335

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Quinton too didn't bother the scorers as he was out cutting Ashwin straight to Kohli at first slip. Rohit has played nine Tests in these four countries and has scored just 395 runs at 23.23 without a single century. The Proteas bossed the first 80 overs of the day thanks to successive partnerships of 85, 63 and 51 from their top order with Amla and Aiden Markram , who showed maturity beyond his years in adjusting his game to suit the conditions, laying the foundation. Read More »

Saints vs. Vikings Divisional Round (Odds Updated) Expert Picks

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The Vikings and Saints wrap up the divisional round weekend with the inaugural playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis , the site of this year's Super Bowl . Carr stands 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, so he has the frame to match up well with cornerbacks in one-on-one run-blocking situations. "I've been a fan of his for a long time ", Keenum said. Read More »

Remarkable Roy makes maximum impact as England cruise home at MCG

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Roy hit 16 fours and 5 sixes in his swashbuckling knock, getting to 50 in 32 balls , 100 in 94, and 150 in 126. Jason Roy was nearly lost for words after his record-breaking innings helped England draw a line under their Ashes woes by beating Australia in the one-day global series opener at the MCG. Read More »

What You Need To Know About The Lions (Likely) New Head Coach

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NFL Network's Ian Rapaport said on Twitter that Patricia has always been the favorite for the Lions. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Patricia is indeed set to become a head coach, but not in the "Big Apple". Now that the Lions have found their new bench boss, the Bears, Giants and Cardinals remain the only teams with head coaching vacancies. The Lions employ Bob Quinn as general manager. Read More »

Virat Kohli should drop himself if he fails at Centurion: Virender Sehwag

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Du Plessis said he expected pace and bounce but admitted he was not sure how the pitch would play."It looks browner than I thought it would be", he said. "I expect they will take a lot of positives from the game and I expect another huge performance from them". Speaking about India, du Plessis said, "India, at times, was really good in that first Test". Read More »

Durant, Draymond shepherd Curry-less Dubs past Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Golden State Warriors turned up the heat late on the Milwaukee Bucks before finishing them off from the perimeter. Durant had 17 first-half points to help Golden State build its 63-49 halftime lead. The fan ejection came at a critical juncture of the game, as the Warriors just regained an advantage over the Bucks following a big Milwaukee run to seize the lead heading into the fourth quarter. Read More »

Bears hire Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator

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Former Oregon coach and Chip Kelly protege Mark Helfrich is expected to be named the Bears' offensive coordinator, sources told the Sun-Times. "Matt's just getting his feet set and after that his first priority is going to be our existing staff and then attacking the coaching candidates". "Again, again, that's something we're really going to start hammering out right here", Nagy said. Read More »

Seahawks to play road game in London against Raiders

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The Raiders and Chargers are awaiting construction of new stadiums, and the Jaguars have a long-term agreement to play in London to combat low local revenues in Jacksonville. However, it should be noted why four of these teams are playing games on worldwide soil in 2018. The NFL and Spurs announced in 2015 that games would be held annually at the football club's new stadium, with rumours also of a London based franchise. Read More »

Yankees not out of the Gerrit Cole hunt yet

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The Yankees were also considered to be interested in Cole's services but contract talks with the Pirates fell off and never resumed. Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. He finished with a career-worst 4.26 ERA in 2017 and career-worst 1.44 WHIP in 2016. Cole does not become a free agent until 2019. The defending World Series champion Houston Astros have clearly stated this winter that they're looking for a front-line starting ... Read More »

Dustin Johnson Wins Tournament Of Champions In Hawaii By Eight Shots

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Obviously you have to get a nice bounce. "And I knew once it got on the green that it was going to be pretty good". Incredibly Johnson claims the swing was probably only 90percent - although he admitted it was "flush". "It's no easy task to catch DJ", said Rahm, who lost to Johnson in the final of Match Play a year ago. "If it's not meant to be, it's not meant to be, but it's definitely one of my goals". Read More »

Kawhi benched in Portland with partial shoulder tear

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Kawhi missed the first 27 games of the season recovering from a thigh injury that occurred in the offseason and has had minutes restrictions placed on him since coming back on top of missing another five games as the team has managed his return to full playing time. Read More »

National Football League to look into Panthers' handling of injury to Cam Newton

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Newton left for one play after Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata's chest struck Newton's head with about nine minutes left. Newton was clearly shaken up, and as he walked toward the Panthers' sideline, he fell to his knees. However, the question could become whether or not Newton should have been taken to the locker room for evaluations. Hurney said, "We did everything right", when asked about Newton's treatment. Read More »

Green Bay Packers promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager position

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The 44-year-old will take over the role from Ted Thompson , who will remain as senior advisor to football operations with the Packers. Gutekunst has been with the Packers almost 20 years, joining the franchise in late 1998. A promotion from within isn't surprising for Green Bay, but the team may have been interested in an outside hire before making the promotion. And perhaps that's all the Packers truly need. Read More »

Jags defeat Bills in defensive battle

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Bortles' legs once again proved to be the difference in the second half, as the QB ran for 36 yards and capped off a 15-play 86-yard drive with a TD to tight end Ben Koyack to give the Jags a 10-3 lead. Without McCoy, the run-first Bills would be forced to turn to Mike Tolbert , shifting a ton of the pressure onto the arm (and legs) of quarterback Tyrod Taylor and creating a much more hard set of circumstances. Read More »

Start time, TV schedule and how to watch FA Cup online

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Meanwhile, Wenger has hinted he will ring the changes after a busy schedule over the Christmas and the New Year. Gary Brazil is in temporary charge at Forest following Mark Warburton's dismissalWhat time is kick-off? "So we have four days between Chelsea and Forest so that is [not] quite ideal and after it will be shorter between Sunday and Wednesday but after we have four days again so I can rotate in a little bit in a soft way". Read More »

Sean Payton Takes Out The Broom As Saints Celebrate Sweep vs. Panthers

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And that's due to their backfield. Newton passed for 3,302 yards and 22 TDs and also paced the Panthers with 754 rushing yards despite 59 fewer attempts than running back Jonathan Stewart (680 yards). Outside of going 0-2 SU and ATS against the Saints this season, the Panthers decimated the majority of their schedule going 11-3 SU and 9-4-1 ATS over their other 14 games. Read More »

NFL Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams

Despite all the punchlines, the Rams hardly have reason to hang their heads. Whereas I have been critical of a fairly laid back kind of attitude among players like running back Todd Gurley and quarterback Jared Jared Goff , it might begin with a more relaxed head coach like Sean McVay , who has trust and faith with who's in the building than those who watch from outside of it. Read More »

Jon Gruden still won't say he's the next Raiders head coach

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Gruden, 54, has expressed an interest in returning to the sidelines despite a great job on ESPN's Monday Night Football . Gruden will be announced this week as the next coach of the Oakland Raiders , and thus was working his last game for ESPN; McDonough made clear that Gruden was liked and respected not just by his broadcast partner, but by everyone involved with ESPN's National Football League production. Read More »

Jesse Lingard can't stop scoring wonderful goals for Manchester United

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Jesse Lingard could have opened the scoring as early as the second minute after being setup by Paul Pogba , but his shot could not find the target. Pogba then had a golden chance in the 77th minute after the ball fell for the Frenchman inside the Derby box, but he scuffed his effort wide, and it did appear that the tie was heading for a replay. Read More »

Barkley undergoes physical in Chelsea

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Chelsea are closing in on a £15million deal for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and could confirm the move before the weekend, according to reports . The England global is believed to be in London to negotiate terms with the reigning Premier League champions, despite having turned them down last summer. Read More »

Is Coutinho to Barcelona good news for Juventus?

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Such an error was spotted and removed within minutes, although it only appears to have served to ramp up speculation that Coutinho will finally swap Merseyside for the sunnier climes of Catalonia after months of speculation and a summer saga which saw Liverpool reject three bids in excess of £100m despite receiving a transfer request. Read More »

Raiders looking to reunite with Jon Gruden

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If it appears to be a done deal, there's a chance that any potential minority candidates would decline to sit for the job. Their top target should they move on from head coach Jack Del Rio is none other than former Raiders coach Jon Gruden . Read More »