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Pirates Trade Gerrit Cole To The Astros

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The Yankees had been in trade talks with the Pirates about Cole for several weeks. Cole will join the top of the rotation with Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel , along with Lance McCullers Jr., Charlie Morton and Brad Peacock as options. Read More »

Leonardo Jardim Hints Liverpool Target Thomas Lemar Could Leave in January

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Arsenal are reportedly set to step up their pursuit of Thomas Lemar this month, with Alexis Sanchez inching closer to a move to Manchester City . "We don't usually sell in winter, but the transfer window is open until the end of the month, and you have to prepare yourself for anything and everything", Jardim told L'Equipe . Read More »

And then 'forgets' words to national anthem

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A few weeks ago, President Trump was excoriating NFL players for disrespecting the National Anthem. Unlike the NFL, nearly no college football teams take the field until after the national anthem, according to The Associated Press . Still, other users felt Trump's poor lip-singing was a sign that he might be developing dementia - a rumor that has intensified after " Fire and Fury " author Michael Wolff claimed several people within his own administration frequently question Trump's ... Read More »

Matt Le Tissier reacts to Virgil van Dijk's goal for Liverpool

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The atmosphere in the stands crackled and on the pitch it was equally feisty. In a typically high-octane derby, Wayne Rooney picked up an early booking for a crude tackle on Joe Gomez and was substituted in the 52nd for his own good, moments after escaping a second yellow card for shoving Emre Can. Read More »

How to Watch Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid

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The last time Real were 16 points behind the Liga leaders was during Jose Mourinho's tension-filled final campaign in 2012-13, when they finished 15 points adrift of Barca. Barcelona had seen their lead over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid reduced to six points on Saturday but restored the gap to nine after Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Paulinho scored in a routine win over Levante. Read More »

Panthers look to continue wild card weekend success

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New Orleans has already rendered Carolina's offense one-dimensional once this season, holding Newton to 167 passing yards in a Week 3 game the Panthers lost at home 34-13. The Saints relentlessly pressured Newton, sacking him four times . As the 11-5 Carolina Panthers embark on their playoff campaign this coming Sunday, much about the team will look familiar from previous postseason runs. Read More »

North Dakota State earns football, financial respect

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Still, James Madison looked like it had an opportunity to take the lead late after NDSU missed its own field goal with 4:37 remaining in the game. It's not quite as cold as it was past year in Texas, as the temperatures were in the high 40's on Thursday, and it's expected to be in the mid-50's on Saturday for the FCS national championship game. Read More »

CAF Awards: One of many dreams came true - Mohamed Salah

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The Egyptian shrugged off competition from the 2016 victor Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang who plays for German side Borrusia Dortmund and Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane for the flagship award of the night. "I had wonderful moments at Roma and Liverpool", Salah remarked after receiving the award. Under coach Jurgen Klopp, the "Fab 4" that consists of Brazil duo Roberto Firminho, Philippe Coutinho, Mane and Salah have been a challenge to the club's defence this season but their own defence needs a ... Read More »

Rams' Barron, Cooper active for playoff meeting with Falcons

In the last game he played this season, a Week 16 win for the Rams against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Gurley II became just the third player in National Football League history to have at least 100 yards rushing and 150 yards receiving in the same game, joining Ollie Matson (1954) and Herschel Walker (1986). Read More »

Jon Gruden named Raiders' coach

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Jon Gruden would undoubtedly bring a swagger back to the Oakland Raiders after a 2017 season under Jack Del Rio during which a young, talented roster lost a little of its luster. He shocked the team when he retired two months after the end of the 1992 season and spent the ensuing years as an announcer and a NASCAR team owner. In fact, Cincinnati has been one of the most frequent sources to find first-time head coaches over the past decade. Read More »

Marcus Mariota throws touchdown to himself against Chiefs

Meanwhile, Tennessee (9-7) has lost three of its last four and is 3-5 on the road this season. If not for a road win over the Houston Texans a couple of years ago, the Chiefs would still be searching for their first postseason victory of any kind since that home win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read More »

Moses Rated Average In Chelsea Draw At Arsenal

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The Belgium worldwide fell under minimal contact from Hector Bellerin to earn Antonio Conte's side the spot kick which brought them level, just four minutes after Jack Wilshere's 63rd minute opener. Wenger now has until 6 p.m. on Tuesday to respond. Asked about the performance of Alvaro Morata , who missed a number of chances, Conte added: "It is not luck in this period, he has to continue to work and continue to improve". Read More »

Raiders Giving Jon Gruden Contract Worth Around $100 Million Over 10 Years

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He went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002. Oakland had previously traded Gruden to Tampa Bay for four draft picks after Gruden spent four seasons with the team. The last time Gruden coached the Raiders was January 19, 2002 against the New England Patriots. It is believed that he will bring in well regarded Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther to run his defense. Read More »

Reigning champion Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

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In terms of total years, it was the oldest Grand Slam women's final in the Open era -Williams sisters combining for 71 years, 11 months. The former world No.1, who won the last of his 12 Grand Slam honours when he captured his maiden French Open title in 2016, has not played since retiring against Czech Tomas Berdych with the injury in the Wimbledon quarter-finals in July. Read More »

Ted Thompson Reportedly Will Take New Role with Packers, Vacate GM Position

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The Packers just "transitioned" (read: fired with respect) Ted Thompson out of the GM role and into another role within the organization that has yet to be announced. He stayed with the Packers until 2000, when he left to join former Packers coach Mike Holmgren with the Seahawks. Director of football operations Eliot Wolf and director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst may be viewed as the favorites to earn a promotion to GM. Read More »

Troy Terry Named to US Olympic Team

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He played for the U.S.at the 2006 Olympics and has been practicing with the A.H.L.'s Rochester Americans to stay in shape for Pyeongchang. "There are a lot of players out there that could potentially be Olympic athletes". The team is led by general manager Reagan Carey with head coach Robb Stauber, associate head coach Brett Strot and assistant coach Paul Mara. The nine UW women's players in the Olympics matches the all-time high of 2010, when the Mark Johnson-coached American team had seven ... Read More »

James Harrison makes impressive debut with Patriots

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He's getting it in New England, and there are bigger games ahead. It's no secret this has caused a ton of tension between the two. Harrison said he did not re-sign with the Steelers to sit on the bench. Quarterback Tom Brady said it's always nice to have players with big-game experience like Harrison at this time of the year. This story isn't close to over. Read More »

Lions beat Packers 35-11 to finish up season at 9-7

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Both receivers exceeded the 1,000-yard mark for the season. Caldwell is under contract through 2018 with team options beyond that, an extension he signed last offseason, but it's believed he needed to improve upon last season in order to keep his job. Read More »

Pochettino: Harry Kane can be Tottenham's Totti

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Having shattered Alan Shearer's 22-year-old record of Premier League goals in a calendar year, two hat-tricks in four days sealed Kane's place at the top of the world goalscoring charts for 2017 - ahead of the evergreen Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Read More »

Ian Rapoport Lists Possible Candidates for Colts Head Coaching Job

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WISH-TV's Anthony Calhoun first reported the firing. The dramatic 2017 tailspin was complicated because the franchise went the entire season without quarterback Andrew Luck taking the field due to complications with his right shoulder. But Luck's missed 26 of the past 48 games, when a pair of 8-8 campaigns preceded this year's rebuilding season. They also will match up against the AFC North division, facing off against the New England Patriots for the third straight year and fifth time ... Read More »

Bulldogs rally over Louisville in TaxSlayer Bowl

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We didn't care if he was starting his first game . We're excited about our opponent. TALKING POINT: "Today we talked about going out and playing four quarters and it took four quarters to win that ballgame". He is the first true freshman quarterback to start a bowl game for the Bulldogs since Wesley Carroll in the 2007 Liberty Bowl. The Bulldogs' defense intercepted 2016 Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson four times - three by MVP Mark McLaurin - and sacked him six times . Read More »

Serena Williams loses on comeback

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Williams admitted her mind wandered to her child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr ., during the match. Williams struggled with her serve and Ostapenko won 6-2, 3-6 and then 10-5 in a super tiebreaker, but the American still impressed to take a set off the No. Read More »

James Harrison on Tom Brady: 'Finally a teammate that's older than me'

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Harrison will also serve as insurance for the Patriots with Kyle Van Noy's health status still in doubt. Harrison finished his Steelers stint as the franchise's all-time leader in sacks with 80.5, eighth among active players. The Steelers released the 39-year-old linebacker on Saturday to provide room for the return of right tackle Marcus Gilbert from suspension. The #1 seed in the AFC though is still up for grabs. Read More »

Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans live score, updates

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Bell also ran for 69 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 10-yard run in the third quarter. He had a pair of turnovers in the loss. One player the Steelers may have left in the game too long, however, is rookie outside linebacker T.J. There have been a slew of highlight-reel touchdown catches this season, but the best of them all might have taken place in Houston on Christmas Day. Read More »

Notebook: UCLA's Rosen isn't high on the Browns

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Rosen is now in concussion protocol and has not been cleared to play in the bowl game, but he told reporters he hopes to play Tuesday. Cleveland has not locked up the top overall pick yet , but would need to win out in the last two weeks and have the Giants lose out to have a shot at not earning the top pick. Read More »

Manure 'bomb scare' close to USA official Mnuchin's house

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The gift was a box full of manure, the sender left the name "The American People". Once police opened it and saw the horse poop, investigators deemed the package non-threatening, KTLA reported Saturday . It is unclear whether Mnuchin was home during the incident. It was left in a neighbor's driveway and prompted a response from the LAPD's bomb squad. Read More »

Chelsea boss Conte rues Morata's absence after draw

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Conte had to defend his decision not to play a recognised No.9, once again opting against using Michy Batshuayi , fuelling rumours of a lack of trust in the Belgian, to deploy three No.10s - Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard - as his strikeforce. Read More »

Suspect in custody after damaging several vehicles at Lambeau Field

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Police plan an afternoon news conference. Police say the situation is actively developing, and ask the public to stay away from Green Bay Packers facilities at this time. The suspect's target then fled on foot and was pursued by the auto down a ramp towards the loading dock at the south east corner of the stadium. No weapon was found and no shots were fired, police said. Read More »

India beat Sri Lanka to clinch T20 series

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What's on with Rohit Sharma lately, we keep on wondering. Suresh Raina and K L Rahul are the two other Indian batsman who have scored a century in T-20 matches. 3 bigger partnerships than Rohit-Rahul's 165: 171* (Martin Guptill-Kane Williamson), 170 (Loots Bosman-Graeme Smith), and 166 (Mahela Jayawardene-Kumar Sangakkara). Read More »

NHL's Islanders said to win right to build arena at Belmont site

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The bid was put in by the New York Arena Partners, which includes the owners of the New York Mets and others. The Democratic governor said it was sad when the team left the Nassau Coliseum and went to Brooklyn's Barclays Center "because they were so much part of the identity and the character and the culture of Long Island". Read More »

Giants get Evan Longoria in trade with Rays

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On Wednesday, the Rays dealt the veteran third baseman to the Giants for a four-player package headlined by centerfielder Denard Span and infield prospect Christian Arroyo . At the plate, he batted.261 with 20 home runs and 86 RBIs. Longoria's ground-ball rate skyrocketed, going from 31.9% in 2016 to 43.4% in '17, which killed his extra-base hit rate and home-run rate. Read More »

John Terry's All-Time Premier League XI Includes Eight Man United Players

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Christensen, 21, was recalled from loan at the start of this season and is now established at the heart of the defence. Terry said: "I'm going to say Lamps, aren't I?" 'But I think (Christensen) has the right characteristics to play for this club for many years, to become an important player for this team, for this club. Read More »

Lane Kiffin agrees to new 10-year deal with Florida Atlantic

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All aboard the "Lane Train". The ESPN college basketball analyst and Florida native has weighed in on Kiffin's big news. Florida Atlantic (10-3) will play Akron tonight in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl after winning nine straight games, including the Conference USA championship. Read More »

Panthers coach Ron Rivera addresses allegations of misconduct against Jerry Richardson

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After this news made waves Saturday and Sunday it was announced that Richardson will be putting the team up for sale following this season. He will not entertain any inquiries before the last game has been played. He's also connected to, among other business ventures, the Ciroc vodka and TV network Revolt. Logistically this can work, too. Hip hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs said Sunday night he's interested in buying the Carolina Panthers and signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick , ... Read More »

Christian Benteke finds redemption as Eagles soar in Leicester

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Christian Benteke headed in Andros Townsend's cross in the 19th minute to score his first goal of the season. This came a week after he defied team orders by taking and missing a penalty in the draw against Bournemouth , but the Belgian striker says he was not under pressure to deliver on Saturday. Read More »

Packers stumble in Rodgers' return

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It didn't help that Green Bay's porous offensive line gave up two sacks and five quarterback hits. His late touchdown gave the Packers a chance. While that has upped his fantasy impact, McCaffrey has also averaged an even five yards per carry during that stretch, making him more of a threat on the ground. Read More »

Conor McGregor Reports He's Looking For a "True Fight" Next

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And what about the WWE? Meanwhile, McGregor and UFC president Dana White are reportedly also in talks for a new deal to bring the Irish superstar back to UFC in 2018. After that? A boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather. When pressed to elaborate, he responded, "MMA next", essentially killing any chance of a McGregor-Pacquiao bout. Read More »

Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Was Arrested In Connection To His 2010 Murder

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According to the report , Turner was a deacon at Mt. Wright's mother told The Commercial Appeal that a police official told her Wright-Robinson will be charged with first-degree murder, the same charge Turner faces. On July 19, 2010, Lorenzen Wright's cellphone called 911 from a field in Memphis. On November 9, an Federal Bureau of Investigation dive team recovered a gun used in Wright's murder from a lake in Walnut, Mississippi. Read More »

Stephen Piscotty traded from Cardinals to Athletics in exchange for minor leaguers

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Some of those struggles could have just been his swing, but not being with his mother could have taken effect on him as well. I think it's really just understanding that it is very, very hard. Piscotty missed time during the year as he returned home to be with his family. But the trade was about more than just clearing roster space. That left a vacancy in a corner outfield spot that Piscotty will fill, likely in right, with Matt Joyce and Chad Pinder probably splitting time in left. Read More »

Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested in a road accident case

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Madhukarrao Rahane, 54, was driving with his family to their hometown in the coastal Konkan region from Mumbai when he mowed down Ashabai Dadasaheb Kamble , 67, around noon on a highway in Kolhapur district's Kagal. "Madhukar failed to apply the breaks on time and hit her", said Audumbar Patil, senior inspector of Kagal police. As of now, the case has been registered at the Kohlapur Police under the IPC Act 304A, 337, 338, 279 and 184. Read More »

No rape charges filed against OU running back from Katy

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She said she feared for her safety. Yesterday's press conference, held by the Cleveland County District Attorney's office, diminished my faith in our local judicial system. Following a night of consuming over 10 shots of alcohol, at least 8 of which he witnessed, I was unable to provide consent after I had "blacked-out". Read More »

Ian Kinsler to be traded to Angels

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Dating back to 2000, the Angels had only two men man the keystone position over almost a decade-and-a-half, in Adam Kennedy , and later Howie Kendrick . The acquisition of Kinsler is the latest in a line of moves to improve on what can only be described as a freakish 2017 campaign, in which they finished second in an American League West division that significantly lacked competitiveness. Read More »

Keaton Jones' Mom Slams Claims She's Racist After Confederate Flag Photos Emerge

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One of the first to respond to the video was the Tennessee Titans' Delanie Walker, who reached out to Jones and his mother on Twitter Saturday with words of encouragement and an offer of tickets to a Titans game. "I've spent most of my life being bullied and judged because I wasn't racist". "We do not and will not tolerate bullying and have a policy in place" that addresses it. Read More »