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WOODY: In trading for Alex Smith, Redskins get a proven victor

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The Washington Redskins gave up on quarterback Kirk Cousins - and did so at a steep price. The teams can't make the trade official under the new league year starts on March 14. Smith, 33 years old, unseats soon-to-be-former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins , who won't have to worry about a third franchise tag in as many seasons. Read More »

Knicks Looking To Part With Joakim Noah After Exchange With Jeff Hornacek

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He makes too much money, he can't play anymore and the Knicks would have to include too many other assets in the deal to get a team to take on the contract. After just under two years of turmoil, Joakim Noah and the New York Knicks could be headed towards and ugly split. Now, less than two full years into the deal, it's getting worse for the Knicks. Read More »

Cleveland Indians Will Remove 'Chief Wahoo' From Uniforms In 2019

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Dolan said that though some fans may still prefer Chief Wahoo to the team's newer block "C" logo, it will nevertheless no longer have a place on the diamond. In truth, he's been dying for a long time as the Indians have walked a fine line between angering its mascot-embracing fans and slowly transitioning away from its use. Read More »

San Jose will host 2019 NHL All-Star Game, other worldwide games announced

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Anyone can attend fan fest for free, and a ticket to the All-Star game is not required. The league has been a trendsetter when it comes to re-inventing itself and devising new methods of showcasing the All-Star Game. Jeff Schenn, a firefighter, always found time to coach his sons. Fehr said 2019 would be logistically impossible and 2021 would put it too close to the 2022 Olympics, should the league decide to participate. Read More »

Brutal photo shows Hyeon Chung's Australian Open injury

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Federer will be the oldest finalist at a Grand Slam event since 39-year-old Ken Rosewall was runner-up at the 1974 US Open, while his seventh Australian Open final will be an open era record for the event. Making matters worse is the broadcaster robbed fans of roughly two-to-three games in a second set that only lasted a total of seven games before Chung was forced to retire. Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki delighted after winning her first Grand Slam title in Australia

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Today is a dream come true. It was clear that the top seed, who will lose her world No. 1 ranking to the Dane on Monday, was struggling physically during the contest, in what's been a gruelling fortnight. However, the Romanian was unable to maintain momentum and Wozniacki duly reeled off three games in succession, securing victory on her first match point when Halep netted. Read More »

Woods just makes the cut at Torrey Pines

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He hit his tee shot into the gallery, lowering his head and clinching up in frustration. This is 42-year-old Woods' first official tournament appearance since undergoing a fusion of his lower spine last April. "It was a double breaking putt and just hung on the lip". A seven at the par-five 18th (his ninth) proved detrimental - he found water with his third shot after laying up. Read More »

Brendon McCullum bought by Daniel Vettori's team at Indian Premier League auction

Mumbai Indians , the reigning champions, retained Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah before the auction took place and also added Kieron Pollard and Pat Cummins to their ranks. What are the player base prices? The teenager became an overnight star in his war-ravaged country past year when was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for $625,000. Read More »

WWE's Vince McMahon announces return of XFL football league

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Teams will consist of 40-player rosters and will compete in a 10-week regular season. However, according to the league's newly created hashtag, we won't be seeing any XFL games until early 2020, starting with eight teams in eight yet-to-be-announced cities. Read More »

Mkhitaryan held all the aces and enjoyed making Mourinho squirm

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Arsene Wenger is believed to have held a long-standing interest in the player - he even tried to sign him before United snapped him up initially - and Arsenal were intrigued at the prospect of taking him in exchange for Sanchez. I'm very professional in everything I do. I love football. It's what I'm passionate about. That is of course as well very important, where we go into a very important period in the season where every game is basically a very important game so it's important to have ... Read More »

Halep cruises into final four

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Pliskova enjoyed a bright start to the match, breaking Halep and consolidating to go 3-0 up. But I've started to like this tournament, too. "Then I got used to the rhythm". That gives me a lot of confidence to coming here", Kerber, the last Grand Slam champion remaining in the women's draw, told reporters in Melbourne . Read More »

Borussia Dortmund slam "disrespectful" Arsene Wenger over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talk

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Arsenal are ready to go back in with an improved offer after Borussia Dortmund rejected our opening £44m bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Telegraph . They play at Hertha Berlin on Friday. The Gabon worldwide spent his night off playing five-a-side football wearing a shirt with the name of Ousmane Dembele , who left Dortmund for Barcelona last summer, on the back. Read More »

Matt LaFleur becomes third coaching candidate to interview with Titans

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He won three Super Bowls and was in New England at the same time that Titans general manager John Robinson was in the Patriots' personnel department. He was moved to quarterbacks coach for the 2017 season. The opportunity to take over the Titans was apparently too much. Robinson was clear that he wanted a "leader of men", and believes he has found that in Vrabel . Read More »

Hernandez proves his worth to Hammers in draw with Bournemouth

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Manu is the problem and we hope it isn't serious. "We are so short, and actually, the one place we are quite big is the centre-forwards". West Ham United are planning a move for Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz with boss David Moyes due to fly out to watch him in action against Barcelona on Sunday, sources have told ESPN FC. Read More »

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

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 »