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Hurricanes drop out of top 4 in College Football Playoff poll

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In an odd sense, the College Football Playoff rankings coming Tuesday evening will serve as an homage to Alabama , a team that is about to descend through those rankings. The College Football Playoff selection committee has issued 23 sets of rankings since its inception: seven in 2014, six in 2015, six in 2016 and four so far in 2017. Read More »

Everton keen for Sam Allardyce talks as relegation threat grows

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Koeman was sacked by Everton on 23 October after the club slipped to 18th in the Premier League following a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal. It has now been over a month since the dismissal of Ronald Koeman , and having given caretaker manager David Unsworth a fair shot at the job, it is clear that the Merseyside club are in desperate need of a spark and huge boost of confidence. Read More »

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal: Tough at Turf Moor

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Arsenal had appeared set to drop points on the road for the sixth time this Premier League season, having struggled to create chances in the absence of Mesut Ozil , who was ruled out through illness. "In the first half we didn't find our game and they stopped us from playing very well", he said. We look forward to going there and getting another one this season, making it four. Read More »

Liverpool FC need to set Premier League targets: Jurgen Klopp

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City are the first team in Premier League history to have picked up 37 points from their opening 13 games of a season. Today was so close - it's going to happen. United defender Victor Lindelof hopes his side can continue to grind out the wins while they search for their peak form. "But to fight to avoid that, mentally, and in the way we want to play, is fantastic". Read More »

Sindhu Eases Into Hong Kong Open Final

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It was going to be that sort of a day. The second-seed looked dominant throughout the match as she clinched a comfortable 21-12, 21-19 win over her Japanese opponent Yamaguchi in a one-sided quarterfinal contest that lasted just 37 minutes. Read More »

Derrick Rose 'Evaluating His Future In Basketball' While Away From Cavaliers

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ESPN - citing anonymous sources - reported that Rose is getting frustrated with his injuries, which is making him reconsider his desire to play in the league. He missed Cleveland's next four games, but returned October 29 for a loss to the Knicks. The Cavs, however, figure to be just fine without him. When you consider that Rose has played in just 237 out of a possible 412 regular-season games since tearing his ACL in the 2012 playoffs, it's understandable why Rose might be discouraged. Read More »

Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree Ejected After Brawl Between Raiders and Broncos

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But it got ugly between Denver's Aqib Talib and the Raiders' Michael Crabtree on Sunday. Meanwhile, a helmet-less Crabtree, and Talib, had escaped attention and were once again going at it. This was hardly an isolated incident between Crabtree and Talib, however. Harris was upset after the play and yelled toward the Raiders bench as he left the field. Read More »

UCLA names Chip Kelly new head football coach

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Kelly has not coached on the collegiate level since 2012, when he led the University of OR to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, where it defeated Kansas State by a score of 35-17. The Bruins are looking at a second consecutive season without a bowl game. Kelly has a 46-7 career record at OR, including an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game and finished in the top-five in three of his four seasons with the Ducks. Read More »

Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald out after gruesome ankle injury

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It's a sweet ending to a rough season for the Rebels. Jordan Wilkins runs for a touchdown during the Egg Bowl on Thursday. "There's no better feeling than to finish it off like this". The junior had his leg bent backward on a running play. Mullen said after the game his quarterback has a dislocated ankle and he is waiting to learn more . Read More »

Wizards' Wall Out Two Weeks With Knee Inflammation

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Early Saturday, the Washington Wizards announced that John Wall underwent an MRI exam on his injured left knee. Not quite as good as last season, but he is averaging 20.3 points, 9.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. Already thin at the point guard position, the Wizards will likely start journeyman Tim Frazier , who is averaging 3.2 points on 36.8 percent shooting and 3.9 assists in 16.6 minutes a night. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao teases possible fight versus Conor McGregor

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So, which fighter will get the next opportunity to square off against McGregor? Aldo and McGregor took part in a 10-day world tour to promote their featherweight title unification bout, a first for a UFC fight. If that is indeed the case, then he may not be lacking options as well. It is Thanksgiving season in the United States, and Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao sent an interesting greeting through his Instagram account. Read More »

Someone Threw a Shoe at a Baby During Black Friday Shopping Craziness

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About 15 Hoover police officers responded to the Riverchase Galleria, following reports of multiple brawls breaking out in the same mall where the baby was possibly injured. Friday. A 19-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries during a shooting between two men who were sitting inside a vehicle when one of them tried to holster a gun, according to Columbia police. Read More »

Kevin Durant And Russell Westbrook Confront Each Other On Court

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Westbrook downplayed the incident later. "It's just a regular game for me now", he said. It don't matter who it is. On the court I have no friends. Only friend I have is the basketball, that's it. But it should be pointed out that Oklahoma City's underlying metrics - the Thunder rank 16th in offense, third in defense and fifth in net rating - are right in line with those of the Boston Celtics (besides the clutch statistics, of course, which the Celtics have led the league in while the ... Read More »

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil demands huge signing bonus to join Barcelona

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Andreu and Miguelsanz reported Sanllehi has already met in London with Ozil's agent, Erkut Sogut, and that "everything was practically closed", with Segura's green light thought to be the last hurdle in completing a January transfer. The star is set to move to the Spanish side for £17million and is demanding a £330,000-a-week salary, according to reports. Ozil is an attractive option for Barca due to the fee - which could be around £17m - and the fact he can play in the Champions League ... Read More »

Conte pleased to take pressure off Atletico clash as Chelsea clinch qualification

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With Qarabg reduced to 10 men, Chelsea were on a unsafe mode in the second half, dominating possession 70-30 and having more efforts at goal than their hosts.Cesc Fabregas celebrates after scoring the third goal. We should have scored more . Conte had bemoaned the fixture schedule that sends Chelsea to Liverpool for a crucial Premier League game on Saturday, just 48 hours after they return to London from the 5,000 mile (8,000 kilometres) round trip to Azerbaijan. Read More »

Glenn Maxwell added to the squad as cover for David Warner

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Warner received treatment overnight and hit the nets on Wednesday morning after a brief chat with team physio David Beakley. Also among the surprise selections for Australia was wicket keeper Tim Paine, who returns to the Test squad after a seven-year absence. Read More »

Snoop Dogg Sounds Off on Donald Trump

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The interview concluded on a festive note, with LaVar Ball wishing Trump a happy holiday. Ball didn't back down during the CNN interview, telling host Chris Cuomo that Trump has more important things to do than ask for his gratitude. Read More »

Former Braves GM John Coppolella is now banned from baseball for life

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Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's global scouting chief, was suspended from performing services for any team for one year. Maitan, a Venezuelan shortstop who drew comparisons to Miguel Cabrera and Miguel Sano when he was the top global amateur player available, is the No. Read More »

Bills vs. Chargers: Top matchups to watch in NFL Week 11

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Their opponent today, however, has found it even more hard to finish early drives with points. The Chargers lead 7-0 early in the first. Peterman finished his first career start 6 of 1'4 for 66 yards and the five INTs. Novak knocked in a pair of field goal, one just second before halftime, and another early in the third quarter for the Bolts. Coming off consecutive losses, the Bills benched Taylor in favor of the rookie Peterman for this week's game against the Los Angeles Chargers , ... Read More »

President Trump fires back at father of UCLA basketball player

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) ripped President Trump on Sunday after the president said he should have left three UCLA basketball players in jail in China for shoplifting. "Don't tell me nothing ". "To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf". The Republican president, while finishing up a 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia, said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi in the case. Read More »

Antonio Conte confirms that David Luiz has returned to the squad

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The Nigerian worldwide has taken longer than expected to recover and missed his seventh consecutive game in all competitions having sat out the win over West Bromwich Albion this afternoon. Mourinho was famously happy to see the back of Luiz at Chelsea when Paris Saint-Germain paid £50m for the player in the summer of 2014, having often only trusted the sometimes kamikaze defender in midfield during the previous campaign. Read More »

Jerry Jones apologizes after video surfaces of racially-charged joke

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Jones and the Cowboys drafted Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft. "It would be madness to think that everything I'm doing isn't in the best short and long-term interest of the NFL ", Jones said. Jones also wrote to Goodell: "As you are also aware and concerned, the League has undergone unprecedented upheaval in the last two years, including a significant decline in television ratings, increased advertiser discontent, high-profile litigation concerning player ... Read More »

Danica Patrick To Retire After Daytona 500, Indy 500 Next Year

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I'm going to do the Daytona 500 next year and the Indy 500. Her highest finish was third in 2009, and she was the first woman to lead laps in the race when she paced the field for 19 trips around the Brickyard as a rookie. Patrick had been adamant she would never return to IndyCar or the 500, but changed her mind as she realized her competitive options were dwindling. Read More »

Yankees' Luis Severino finishes third in AL Cy Young race

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The 31-year-old right-hander led the American League in wins (18) and ERA (2.25). Max Scherzer was voted to his second consecutive Cy Young Award on the NL side. Kershaw was hoping to become just the fourth pitcher in history to win the Cy Award a fourth time. Both Strasburg and Kershaw missed considerable time with injuries while Scherzer stayed healthy, for the most part. Read More »

Bills benching QB Taylor for Peterman

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A big announcement came from Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott , as he met with the media Wednesday morning, that rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman will start for the Bills this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers . When asked if he was mad that he was pulled, Taylor said he only was at himself. LB Preston Brown leads the Bills with 70 tackles, but he suffered through one of his worst games last week. Read More »

Super Eagles Shock Argentina 4-2 in Russian Federation

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In the 73rd minute, Iwobi got his second goal of the night when he surged past his markers after he received a pass from substitute Ahmed Musa before he fired home. " It's good victory for us but it doesn't mean we've become favorites to win the World Cup ". TyC Sports later reported that the forward later recovered consciousness and underwent tests in hospital, while Dario Benedetto replaced him on the field. Read More »

Colin Kaepernick Named 'Citizen of the Year' By GQ Magazine

The public stand of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who is now without a team, has sparked a wave of similar protests across the National Football League and other athletic events. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was named GQ's 2017 "Champion of the Year ". Kaepernick was the first pro-athlete to take a knee during the national anthem at NFL games past year in protest over police brutality, and racial and social injustice. Read More »

He feels good here - Mbappe adamant Neymar is happy at PSG

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The Brazil worldwide, who joined from Barcelona this summer in a world-record €222 million move, said he was targeting the Champions League trophy. He feels good here and will achieve great things. Brazil booked their place at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation after finishing top of their South American qualification group with 12 wins, five draws and one defeat from 18 matches played. Read More »

Italy Misses World Cup as Sweden Wins Playoff

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There are two possible narratives as Italy prepare for their World Cup date with destiny against Sweden in Milan on tonight. "I'm not sorry for myself but all of Italian football", he said in an emotional post-match interview. The Azzurri have failed to come up with some good results for a while, having lost 3-0 against Spain and drawn with Macedonia, and now risk to miss the Russia World Cup if they don't win the second leg of the playoffs against Sweden. Read More »

Championship 4 set following Round of 8 finale at Phoenix

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Keselowski entered the race 19 points ahead of Hamlin and 22 points ahead of Blaney. Kyle Busch , Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex, Jr . have already advanced to the Championship four. Johnson's day ended early thanks to a blown tire just before the end of Stage 2 . He led for 193 of 312 laps. Sunday's victory could easily be the last of his career, and next weekend's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway could be his last altogether. Read More »

Conor McGregor causes wild scene at Bellator 187

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The fighter made his boxing debut back in August when he lost to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas but last fought in the octagon when he defeated Eddie Alvarez in November. Bellator released a statement about the altercation: "We're aware of the in-cage altercation involving Conor McGregor and a Bellator staff member". Read More »

Kizer plays well, but Browns still lose to go 0-9

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The second-year veteran last played on October 22, replacing Kizer early in the third quarter of Cleveland's 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. Emmanuel Ogbah had four sacks, and Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert each added a sack. The teams hadn't faced each other since the 2013 season, when the Lions won at Cleveland, 31-17. Read More »

Week 11 college football scores, highlights from Saturday's games

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Though it's not a true "playoff" in that every game's loser would definitely be eliminated from title contention, we'll certainly see more clarity in the playoff race after Saturday. UCF remains in the driver's seat for a New Year's Six bowl, though the Knights have to be a bit peeved about staying at No. 18 - behind eight two-loss teams - despite a solid win at SMU. Read More »

Tunisia book place in Russian Federation 2018

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Morocco and Tunisia became the final African nations to qualify for the 2018 World Cup as both countries ended long spells away from the finals. A mouth-watering clash lay in store in Abidjan, where Côte d'Ivoire hosted Morocco , with the victor booking a ticket to Russian Federation 2018. Read More »

Hope Solo Accuses Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter of Sexual Assault

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She was presenting with the former head of the soccer organization, Sepp Blatter , who she said grabbed her. "I've seen it in sports", she went on. "I had some bad experiences with players who are still on the team". A spokesman for Blatter told both Expresso and United Kingdom newspaper The Guardian that the accusations made by Solo were "ridiculous". Read More »

Coutinho has Barca ambition - Suarez

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NEYMAR is reportedly trying his hardest to convince fellow Brazilian Philippe Coutinho to snub Barcelona and join him at Paris Saint-Germain. While the statement won't make Coutinho any cheaper, Barcelona is still after the Brazilian. Read More »

Florida State University Suspends Fraternities and Sororities Indefinitely After Student Death

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Tallahassee police said no one has been arrested in the death of 20-year-old Andrew Coffey , a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity who died at an off-campus house party. Thrasher has also banned alcohol at all student organization events during the suspension, according to ABC News . Students on the UF campus are still shocked about the death of the FSU student. Read More »