• LeBron James was against trading Kyrie Irving, report says

    LeBron James was against trading Kyrie Irving, report says

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    Several prominent players, speaking on condition of anonymity to ESPN , Cleveland .com and The Athletic , expressed doubt that the problems - an aging roster, defensively challenged personnel and a glut of redundant role players - could simply be worked out through patience and a chance to coalesce when fully healthy.
  • Agent Confirms Chelsea In Talks For Roma's Emerson Palmieri

    Agent Confirms Chelsea In Talks For Roma's Emerson Palmieri

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    However, both Liverpool and Juventus have also been linked with a move for the Brazilian, which could further scupper the Blues' plans. His agent Fernando Garcia said: "Of course yes, absolutely, the two clubs are now talking, we'll see if it will be successful".
  • Victims speak out against Larry Nassar: 'Little girls don't stay little forever'

    Victims speak out against Larry Nassar: 'Little girls don't stay little forever'

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    Lou Anna Simon, president of MSU said , "Today is about the victim ". After hearing the courageous stories of my friends and other survivors, I know that this horrific experience does not define me. Maroney signed the NDA in December 2016 as part of a $1.25 million settlement with USA Gymnastics but she sued the organization last month, claiming she only agreed not to accuse Nassar publicly because she was traumatized at the time and needed the money to help pay for psychological ...
  • Neymar hits four as Cavani levels Ibrahimovic record

    Neymar hits four as Cavani levels Ibrahimovic record

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    Cavani became the Parisians's joint all-time leading scorer as the Ligue 1 leaders moved 11 points clear after thrashing Dijon at the Parc des Princes. The Argentine made it 2-0 11 minutes later from point-blank range with Dijon in disarray. Just to rub salt into the wound, Neymar buried a penalty past Reynet in the 83rd minute.
  • Valverde rues Barca profligacy in Espanyol defeat

    Valverde rues Barca profligacy in Espanyol defeat

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    Handed a rare opportunity to shine, Vidal's struggles reportedly infuriated Messi as the Spaniard failed to link-up successfully with his team-mates on a bad night for the Catalan giants. Valverde said: "I liked my team a lot". They had a good attitude and had the game under control, but we didn't manage to convert the many chances we had.
  • ZACK KLEMME: Bottled-up frustrated Bengals fans aid Bortles

    ZACK KLEMME: Bottled-up frustrated Bengals fans aid Bortles

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    So Bengals fans, frustrated both by their team's toothless performance against their archrival and by the Steelers' response to it, including a touchdown celebration by Pittsburgh's JuJu Smith-Schuster a couple of weeks later that mimicked his concussion-inducing hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, had to bite their tongue and bide their time.
  • Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Aljaz Bedene to cruise into second round

    Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Aljaz Bedene to cruise into second round

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    A year ago during the Australian Open , Kvitova was recovering from surgery to her left hand as a result of a knife attack from an assailant who broke into her home in Czech Republic in late 2016. "I played flawless tennis, like I never stopped". The world No. 2 did put up a fine display to maintain his favourite tag at the tournament, as he put Bedene to the sword to the sword 6-3 6-4 6-3.
  • Chelsea ready to make 29-year-old striker their second January signing

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    The 25-year-old has scored 10 Premier League goals so far this term, and Italian boss Conte has said that he is not anxious about Morata's recent barren run in front of goal. The forward has been linked with loan moves to multiple Premier League outfits. He has scored just two Premier League goals this term; Morata has 10, Batshuayi also has two.
  • Anthony Joshua laughs off

    Anthony Joshua laughs off "glass chin" statement by Joseph Parker

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    Higgins claimed the Parker camp was "shocked" at the claims they have made against Joshua having caused such a commotion. "Asked when the WBA might enforce the mandatory defence upon Joshua, who wants to fight three times in 2018, Hearn said: "[They are likely] to call it in the summer, so maybe [fight in] December.
  • Roethlisberger Will Return For Steelers Next Season

    Roethlisberger Will Return For Steelers Next Season

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    The Steelers did have one more chance to kick off with a second to play after a cosmetic touchdown pass at the end of the game from Roethlisberger to Smith-Schuster. Not now.' I literally ask him this. He'll be back in 2019 barring something very odd happening. The team also nabbed Dobbs in the fourth round of this past year's draft.
  • Jessy Jess earns hard-fought win over Paige VanZant in St Louis

    Jessy Jess earns hard-fought win over Paige VanZant in St Louis

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    Louis for her fight, Clark had her home broken into and her cat killed by armed robbers. Thanks to some particularly gruesome injuries while training and a burgeoning career outside the Octagon, Paige VanZant hasn't fought since her loss to Michelle Waterson in December 2016.
  • Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as new manager

    Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as new manager

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    I want to enjoy it, I've got a great group pf players to work with. Craig Bellamy, Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen were also interviewed. Giggs guided the Red Devils to two wins, one draw and one defeat from his four games at the helm.
  • Bencic sends Venus crashing out of Australian Open

    Bencic sends Venus crashing out of Australian Open

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    Williams, the beaten finalist previous year when playing her sister Serena , and the oldest player in the draw this time at 37, said after the unseeded Belinda Bencic beat her 6-3, 7-5: "I don't think I played a bad match". "I think it was a huge opportunity and I used it, so I was very relieved after the match point". In her first match at Rod Laver Arena since losing last year's final to her sister, Serena , Venus Williams lost her opener to Belinda Bencic 6-3, 7-5 and ensured the ...
  • Giants to hire Pat Shurmur as head coach

    Giants to hire Pat Shurmur as head coach

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    Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham seems psyched about Pat Shurmur . It would be Shurmur's second stint as a head coach. A report by arizonasports.com has indicated the New York Giants are about to land him. As one of the nine known coaches Arizona has interviewed, it would expected he would meet with the Cardinals a second time. As the Vikings OC, Shurmur led Keenum and the offense to a top-10 rating in points per game (10th, 23.9), rushing yards per game (seventh, 122.3) and ...
  • Patriots DC Matt Patricia expected to be next Lions head coach

    Patriots DC Matt Patricia expected to be next Lions head coach

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    He has also been linked to the New York Giants' head coaching vacancy this offseason. Apparently, that's no longer the case if it ever was. Patricia has a good relationship with Lions General Manager Bob Quinn , who worked for the Patriots before getting the Detroit job, and the two of them would like to work together.
  • Legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

    Legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

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    Keith was a true gentleman and memorable presence. But most of us will remember him for his college football broadcasts and that was where Jackson spent the majority of his career. Stanford beat Washington State 14-13 in that game. "When I was a boy, we didn't have all this pro stuff", he said in 2009. Although versatile, it was college football for which Jackson was best known.
  • Derrick Ansley will join Oakland Raiders coaching staff as defensive backs coach

    Derrick Ansley will join Oakland Raiders coaching staff as defensive backs coach

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    Gannon could not fully commit to Gruden, but the Raiders did immediately. The Oakland Raiders are in some hot water over the hiring process that led them to bring aboard Jon Gruden . "I've known Jon Gruden for a long time and I thought about it", said Gannon, who met with Gruden on Wednesday in the Bay Area. "We're going to ask a lot more from Derek Carr at the line of scrimmage", Gruden said".
  • Chargers to play Titans in London in 2018

    Chargers to play Titans in London in 2018

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    The Eagles will play the visitor to the home team Jaguars while the Raiders and Seahawks will play as will the Chargers and Titans . However, NFL executive vice-president Mark Waller revealed Tottenham's new stadium will host three matches in a future season to compensate for the shortfall in 2018-19.
  • Dustin Johnson almost aces 433-yard par 4 at Tournament of Champions

    Dustin Johnson almost aces 433-yard par 4 at Tournament of Champions

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    When informed how close it was by Golf Channel reporter Jim "Bones" Mackay, Johnson told him he caught it a little thin. Playing in the last group, he produced an 8-under 65 for the best round of the tournament. Spain's Jon Rahm shot a four-under-par 69 and finished second at 16-under. Prior to the Masters, Johnson won the Dell Technologies Match Play, the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club and the WGC Mexico Championship.
  • Arsenal Ready to Return for Lemar, Gunners 4/1 to Seal Deal

    Arsenal Ready to Return for Lemar, Gunners 4/1 to Seal Deal

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    Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has admitted that Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar could leave in January. According to David Anderson of the Mirror , Liverpool and Arsenal will have to start their bidding for Lemar at £90m to have any chance of completing a deal.
  • Jaguars defensive end accuses Richie Incognito of using racial slurs during game

    Jaguars defensive end accuses Richie Incognito of using racial slurs during game

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    I'm proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league. Ngakoue did not elaborate on what Incognito said , but the hashtag was in reference to former National Football League player Jonathan Martin . Ngakoue, whose father is a native of Cameroon and whose mother is from the West Indies, said Incognito insulted his ethnicity. "Cut The BS", tweeted fellow offensive lineman Dion Dawkins .