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He ended his 17-year National Hockey League career on August 3, 2017 in a letter to fans (after the Preds failed to win the Cup, losing it to the Pittsburgh Penguins .) "Knowing we were so close to winning it all in June only makes it more hard to leave it behind, but I do so with hope".
  • AUSSIE OPEN: Wozniacki beats Halep to win first Grand Slam title

    AUSSIE OPEN: Wozniacki beats Halep to win first Grand Slam title

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    Both players battled leg complaints in the taxing two hour and 49 minute tussle, but Wozniacki found the grit to make the breakthrough in her third grand slam final. "I obviously feel very sad for her, but at the same time I'm very happy for myself". 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.
  • Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie

    Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie

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    The 42-year-old hit a level-par 72 in his opening round at Torrey Pines on Thursday - his first taste of PGA Tour action for 12 months. Continue to follow Tiger on the course this weekend with the Farmers Insurance Open Leaderboard . "It was a double breaking putt and just hung on the lip". San Diego native Phil Mickelson (68, South) is among five golfers who are five shots back. Woods showed plenty of frustration on the first five holes when he opened bogey , par , par, par , bogey .
  • Rory McIlroy brimming with confidence ahead of Dubai Desert Classic

    Rory McIlroy brimming with confidence ahead of Dubai Desert Classic

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    Welshman Donaldson nearly lost his European Tour card last season, before a fourth-placed finish at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters spared him that misfortune. The four-time Major Championship victor said Monday was his first day off in just over two weeks and he believes he is in a good place to kick on after exceeding expectations in Abu Dhabi.
  • Emery: Lyon loss unfair on PSG

    Emery: Lyon loss unfair on PSG

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    Nonetheless, PSG still managed to find an equaliser with virtually the last action of the first half as Kurzawa produced a sensational first-time volley which ripped into the roof of the net to leave the Lyon keeper no chance. The French side have been in spectacular form of late. The Brazil global winger has struggled for game time this season - playing only 79 minutes of competitive football - and has been told by his coach that he is no longer in his plans.
  • Alexis Sanchez Arrives At Carrington For Medical Ahead Of Man Utd Move

    Alexis Sanchez Arrives At Carrington For Medical Ahead Of Man Utd Move

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    Earlier Sunday, Sanchez posted a video on Instagram showing him walking across an airstrip towards a private jet. His move to United was celebrated in his homeland, where fans on social media lauded the Red Devils' "winning" mentality, in contrast to the paucity of recent success at Arsenal .
  • 'Aubameyang will cost Arsenal more than £50m'

    'Aubameyang will cost Arsenal more than £50m'

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    Still, according to the latest reports, Wenger has leaned on Mislintat to give a more rounded profile of the 28-year-old and he's subsequently acknowledged the behaviour is the exception rather than the rule. . Dortmund are thought to be keen to sell Aubameyang due to a string of disciplinary problems this term. Despite 14 substitute appearances in the 22 games in which he has featured this season, Giroud's return is seven goals , maintaining his overall record of a goal every third ...
  • Mike Vrabel early favorite for Titans job

    Mike Vrabel early favorite for Titans job

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    Playing in 206 games Vrabel recorded 57 sacks and 19 forced fumbles, primarily with the Patriots . Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars , in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Mourinho To Sign New Bumper Deal At Man Utd

    Mourinho To Sign New Bumper Deal At Man Utd

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    The 22-year-old has been a consistent performer of late, starting the Reds' last five matches and featuring in eight of the last 11 games in all competitions. "I broke my leg in my first Champions League game [against PSV Eindhoven] so it's a competition I'm determined to help the team do well in". "We just have to focus on ourselves, keep winning and I think we will be okay".
  • Pieters edges into Abu Dhabi lead

    Pieters edges into Abu Dhabi lead

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    He's a four-time runner-up in Abu Dhabi . But there was disappointment for Graeme McDowell who missed the cut after a disappointing 74 in his second round. The third round witnessed vintage McIlroy, not just in terms of scoring but creativity. Rory McIlroy has added another element to his game and it could help him add to his collection of four major championships.
  • Kerber fights back tears after Sharapova romp

    Kerber fights back tears after Sharapova romp

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    Maria Sharapova is relieved to have come through the Australian Open fit and healthy and now hopes to kick on following her disappointing fourth-round defeat to Angelique Kerber . 18 Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-2, and it remains to be seen if Halep can recover in time to deal with Osaka's firepower. Sixth-seeded Pliskova romped into the third round with a 6-1 6-1 dismissal of Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, joining former champion Sharapova, who earlier on Thursday ousted Latvian 14th seed ...
  • Tim Tebow Gets Mets Spring Training Invite

    Tim Tebow Gets Mets Spring Training Invite

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    He participated in spring training with the Mets in St. Lucie a year ago, ?going 4-for-27 (.148) with no extra-base hits, one walk and eight strikeouts in nine games. Tebow, who is definitely not expected to make the Mets' major league roster on opening day, would be one of them. Although Tebow drew large numbers at games previous year, his numbers on the field were less impressive.
  • Robby Anderson arrested in Florida

    Robby Anderson arrested in Florida

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    Anderson, 24, was booked into the Broward jail on charges including resisting an officer without violence, fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, disobeying a red light and failure to drive in a single lane, records showed.
  • 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

    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.