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They face their bitter rivals next in the Premier League too, in what is now a precursor for the plumb FA Cup clash. Holders Arsenal , who have won the tournament three times in the last four years, will face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, while Chelsea have also been drawn away to Championship opposition in the form of Norwich City.
  • Clattenburg: I allowed Tottenham to self-destruct

    Clattenburg: I allowed Tottenham to self-destruct

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    However, 42-year-old Clattenburg has now admitted that he could have sent three Tottenham players off that night, in what was later called the "Battle of the Bridge". "I didn't give them an excuse", he said. Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was clearly amazed by the revelations from Clattenburg - who is now Saudi Arabia's head of referees - having played in the match himself and simply reacted with two shocked emoticon faces when quoting the story on Twitter.
  • Shaun Livingston Suspended 1 Game for Physical Contact with Official

    Shaun Livingston Suspended 1 Game for Physical Contact with Official

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    Kirkland has been removed from the NBA's officiating rotation until December 10 and Livingston will be suspended for tonight's Warriors game against the Pelicans . As a result, Livingston was assessed a technical foul and ejected for making contact with a game official. "We know Shaun is not that type of player", Warriors forward Kevin Durant said.
  • Knicks Head to IN for Back-to-Back Against Pacers

    Knicks Head to IN for Back-to-Back Against Pacers

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    Kristaps Porzingis was ruled out of the contest due to a sprained ankle and illness and Tim Hardaway Jr . was a late scratch as he is dealing with a stress injury in his lower left leg. Westbrook had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder. Collison was lively, scoring 16, and Stephenson chimed in with 11 points. It is expected that the Knicks will use Jarrett Jack, Courtney Lee , Damyean Dotson, Michael Beasley , and Enes Kanter .
  • Liverpool Used Tottenham Defeat As Motivation To Strike Back - Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool Used Tottenham Defeat As Motivation To Strike Back - Jurgen Klopp

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    Liverpool have denied BBC Radio 5 access to broadcast their Champions League crunch with Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday night. However, they have learned that Liverpool have restricted them to just a touchline reporter at the game, with the match only available to listen to via the club's official website.
  • Southern Miss set to play Florida State in Walk-On's Independence Bowl

    Southern Miss set to play Florida State in Walk-On's Independence Bowl

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    Former Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher accepted the head coach job at Texas A&M on Friday and did not coach in the game. The Seminoles (6-6, 3-5 ACC) will be making their Independence Bowl debut. Although FSU is trying to avoid its first losing season since 1976, it remains to be seen if star safety Derwin James will be there to help. The game will be played December 27 in Independence Stadium in Shreveport.
  • What an 8-team College Football Playoff might look like

    What an 8-team College Football Playoff might look like

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    USC (11-2): The Trojans' only wins over now ranked teams are those two wins against No. 13 Stanford. "Have a ton of respect for him, the coach he is, the team that they have". Smart will collect $900,000 in bonuses for Georgia's run so far: $500,000 for reaching the playoff, $250,000 for winning the SEC title and $150,000 for reaching the league title game.
  • Second attempt at Silverdome implosion takes down upper bowl

    Second attempt at Silverdome implosion takes down upper bowl

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    On Dec. 3, explosives were placed on each of the steel beams that supported the Silverdome's upper ring. The same spokesperson later said that the cutting blasts did not go off. The weather for Sunday is looking favorable for demoltion, but if it has to be rescheduled it will be pushed back one week. Hundreds gathered to watch the demolition of the former home of the Detroit Lions on Sunday morning, but the iconic stadium remained standing after the failure of charges meant to cut the beams ...
  • Sabres placing veteran forward Matt Moulson on waivers

    Sabres placing veteran forward Matt Moulson on waivers

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    The 34-year-old is making $5 million for the Sabres this season and still has one year remaining on a five-year, $25 million deal he signed with the team ahead of the 2014-15 season. Wilson was held in Detroit a little over a month. Wilson has totaled 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) and 44 penalty minutes in 123 career National Hockey League games with the Penguins and Red Wings.
  • Wenger refuses to give up on Premier League title race

    Wenger refuses to give up on Premier League title race

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    Adams in his book claimed Wenger is "essentially not a coach" whilst the former Monaco boss responded by calling Adams "sad". "I am proud of their commitment and attitude, I feel sorry for the players that gave so much". Wenger lamented his team's inability to make their chances pay stating that: "I don't know if you've watched many top-level games but when you have 33 shots at goal in a game of that stature it means that our dominance was top class".
  • Luke Shaw 'deserves' chance with Man United, says Jose Mourinho

    Luke Shaw 'deserves' chance with Man United, says Jose Mourinho

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    When that hard work comes, so does fatigue. "He's on this cycle of work divided between the gym and the pitch. He is out again for tomorrow but back to normal after CSKA". Mourinho confirmed he would be without Nemaja Matic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic , Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly on Tuesday, while he will consider making changes before such a sizable league fixture.
  • French assistant Guy Stephan urges Olivier Giroud to leave Arsenal

    French assistant Guy Stephan urges Olivier Giroud to leave Arsenal

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    The 31-year-old who moved to North London from Montpellier in 2012 opted to stay at the Emirates and reject moves to Everton and Marseille last summer. " Didier Deschamps has already had the opportunity to talk to him about it", Stephan said. And now Olivier has to find a solution in the weeks to come .
  • LaVar Ball Removes Shoplifting Son LiAngelo Ball From UCLA

    LaVar Ball Removes Shoplifting Son LiAngelo Ball From UCLA

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    LaVar then told ESPN that he has, indeed, pulled his son from the school. Ball is a freshman who hasn't played a game for UCLA yet. LiAngelo was placed on house arrest in China but was sprung after Trump and others spoke to China's president about the matter.
  • Florida State officials meeting with Oregon's Willie Taggart

    Florida State officials meeting with Oregon's Willie Taggart

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    The Broncos and the Ducks have played each other twice before this season (the last game was in 2009), and Boise State came away with a win both times. It's been a rough year for Florida State. The Ducks beat Air Force 41-13 in 1997 and lost to BYU 38-8 in 2006. OR and Boise State have met twice on the field, with Boise State winning both games - 37-32 in Eugene in 2008 and 19-8 in Boise in 2009.
  • Manchester United sign France Under-17s midfielder Aliou Traore

    Manchester United sign France Under-17s midfielder Aliou Traore

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    According to reports from Sky Sports , the Red Devils have signed 16-year-old midfielder Aliou Traore . He's a box-to-box midfielder who's been capped for the French under-16 side. It would be interesting to see how Kieran McKenna is going to balance his squad, with his current options a bit too midfield-heavy. Arnau Puigmal, Dylan Levitt, Aidan Barlow, Ethan Galbraith are just some of the names at McKenna's disposal in the middle of the park and now Aliou seems to have joined the list.
  • Lakers Respond to LaVar Ball

    Lakers Respond to LaVar Ball

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    According to reports from Chris Haynes of ESPN, the team is going to start enforcing "an existing policy" at the Staples Center . The Los Angeles Lakers are reinforcing an "existing policy" at Staples Center that restricts media access to family-designated areas in the arena after the game , which some staff members nicknamed "The LaVar Ball Rule".
  • Jimbo Fisher on leaving FSU for Texas A&M: A 'no-brainer'

    Jimbo Fisher on leaving FSU for Texas A&M: A 'no-brainer'

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    I want to take Texas A&M somewhere they haven't been and that's the champions of the SEC and then a national championship. Despite expressing his affinity for his old job, Fisher repeatedly praised Texas A&M's vision and commitment to its football program during his introductory conference - two points of contention he challenged at Florida State while providing no comment on his commitment to the Seminoles program while negotiating his new deal last week.
  • New England Patriots team grades vs Buffalo Bills Week 13

    New England Patriots team grades vs Buffalo Bills Week 13

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    The New England Patriots huddle during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills on December 3, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. And Gronkowski's hit on White added to the Bills' frustrations. Former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria joined Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final on Sunday night to discuss the momentary lapse by Gronk, and said the play looks worse and worse the more you watch it.
  • Herm Edwards Hired As Head Coach Of Arizona State

    Herm Edwards Hired As Head Coach Of Arizona State

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    Edwards has been a studio commentator for ESPN since his last coaching job with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-08. Edwards spent most of his coaching career at the National Football League level. "Our goal for this football program is to reach unprecedented heights, and therefore we need to find a way to operate more innovatively and efficiently than we have in the past", athletic director Ray Anderson said in a statement.
  • Jose eases concerns as Zlatan misses CSKA

    Jose eases concerns as Zlatan misses CSKA

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    He is in a cycle of work, in the gym and on the pitch. He'll be back to normal after CSKA'. The midfielder was sent off in the 3-1 win over Arsenal for a stamp on Hector Bellerin, meaning he will be unavailable for next week's derby game against Manchester City .
  • Derrick Rose Plans Return to Cavaliers

    Derrick Rose Plans Return to Cavaliers

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers organization spoke out in support of Rose during the tough time, with everyone, including Cavs superstar, LeBron James, wishing him well and revealing that he wanted him back with the team. The 29-year-old Rose has been often injured during his career, suffering two torn ACLs, including missing the entire 2012-13 season because of the injury.
  • Belichick Apologizes to Bills Coach McDermott for Gronkowski Cheap Shot

    Belichick Apologizes to Bills Coach McDermott for Gronkowski Cheap Shot

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    I'd say it is very frustrating for him to get these pass interference calls and he's getting held the whole game and he doesn't get a call. Why Gronkowski was so frustrated is a mystery. Couple times in the game. "And it's insane, like, what am I supposed to do?" And it's insane, like, what am I supposed to do? There was quite a bit of stuff going on, on that play.
  • EPL: Paul Pogba upset with Laurent Koscielny, says Jose Mourinho

    EPL: Paul Pogba upset with Laurent Koscielny, says Jose Mourinho

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    However Mourinho was very critical of how the Arsenal players behaved saying "I know the pitch is unbelievable and maybe breeds a desire to go to the floor, if it was hard, no; if it was mud, no, the pitch is absolutely handsome but I think they were a bit too much".
  • State to play UCLA in the Cactus Bowl the day after Christmas

    State to play UCLA in the Cactus Bowl the day after Christmas

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    UCLA has never played in the Cactus Bowl. The largest bowl game win K-State has had under current head coach Bill Snyder was against the University of MI in 2013 at the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, 31-14. 13 Oklahoma State and fourth-quarter comebacks against Texas Tech and Iowa State in the regular-season finale. They love to attend bowls and it's why we have such great attendance year in and year out at bowl games.
  • Cong professionals body launches white paper on air pollution

    Cong professionals body launches white paper on air pollution

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    The unrelenting Lankans forced India to declare their first innings at 536 for seven as drama unfolded in the post-lunch session during which play was halted for 26 minutes due to pollution concerns. Very soon, on the field, barring the wicketkeeper and bowler, everyone seemed to be wearing one. And if there was a problem from the second day then why not from very first ball.
  • Warriors 30 assists lead to impressive win over Heat

    Warriors 30 assists lead to impressive win over Heat

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    The second half was all Golden State basketball from then on. Durant quickly drove to the basket, and just when it seemed like the defending NBA Finals MVP was going to get an easy layup, Richardson chased him down and slammed the ball into the stands with a come-from-behind block.
  • Playmaker David Silva extends Manchester City contract

    Playmaker David Silva extends Manchester City contract

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    Guardiola's side have rescued nine Premier League points with goals in the final seven minutes of matches already this season, with David Silva's 83rd-minute finish their third late victor in a week. "They just want to defend". I understand that and I am not judging them, but it is hard. Hopefully in the future opponents can try to play and maybe it will be easier'.
  • Paul Merson makes Eden Hazard claim about Chelsea

    Paul Merson makes Eden Hazard claim about Chelsea

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    We play [Atletico Madrid] on Tuesday, so rest is sometimes good. I can be closer to Eden and we manage to find each other. 'He's a great player and we're just happy to have him and we're pleased he's enjoying his football again. With 16 minutes to go, Eden Hazard grabbed his second and put the game beyond Newcastle with a goal from the penalty spot. "We must be pleased".
  • Tigers Take Texas; Missouri reunites with Longhorns in Texas Bowl

    Tigers Take Texas; Missouri reunites with Longhorns in Texas Bowl

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    Herman is unsure if Jefferson will play in the Texas Bowl or sit out while preparing for the National Football League draft. The Tigers started the 2017 season 1-5, only to win their final six games and earn a bowl berth. Mizzou is allotted 8,000 tickets for the 2017 Texas Bowl. "The tickets, which are priced at $125 (300 Club Level) or $85 (100 Lower Level), may be purchased online at mutigers.com/tickets".
  • Stokes fails to take wicket, scores two on Canterbury debut

    Stokes fails to take wicket, scores two on Canterbury debut

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    He then proved unsuccessful with the ball, taking 0/49 off nine overs as Otago chased down the target with 15 balls to spare. That equation had been reduced to 13 off four overs when Stokes returned to the attack for his final two overs, but a hooked six from Otago's No.
  • Windies collapse hands New Zealand innings victory

    Windies collapse hands New Zealand innings victory

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    Holder refused to make the toss an excuse for the first innings batting performance which placed his team under pressure for the rest of the match. "I think a lot of the dismissals weren't a regular thing you see on the first day of a Test match", winning captain Williamson said.
  • Marshawn Lynch puts Raiders up 7-0 in a hurry

    Marshawn Lynch puts Raiders up 7-0 in a hurry

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    The Giants were in field goal range and pushing for more when Bruce Irvin stripped and sacked Smith. Linebacker Cory James (57) practices with the defensive corps during a workout at the Oakland Raiders practice facility in Alameda, Calif.
  • Soccer coach found in NY with missing teen arrested

    Soccer coach found in NY with missing teen arrested

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    The 2001 red Mercury Sable in which she was riding was spotted by a New York State Police officer who initiated a traffic stop. As CrimeOnline previously reported , Caitlyn Frisina, 17, left town last weekend with Rion Rodriguez, 27, and the two drove north from Columbia County, making it to Syracuse, New York, before a state trooper recognized their auto and pulled them over.
  • Panthers' Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) likely to play in Saints showdown

    Panthers' Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) likely to play in Saints showdown

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    Yet in the rematch, the Saints again found a way to contain Newton, and by extension the rest of the Panthers' offense. Newton also ran for 51 yards. As a team, the Panthers had managed just 80 yards on the ground to that point. But Carolina finally ended its scoring drought four minutes later shortly after the Panthers forced a fumble at their own 45. Newton connected with Funchess, who was stopped a yard short by cornerback Ken Crawley.
  • Pep hoping Sterling in for long haul with City

    Pep hoping Sterling in for long haul with City

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    He played unbelievable and that is why Manchester City paid a lot of money to take him at a young age. The Spanish coach said, "I can't control myself and I have to make an effort to improve". "I never judge and never will judge the way my opponents play against my team". That followed a similar, injury-time victor at Bournemouth and a point-saving late equaliser with Everton, the only team to have avoided defeat against rampant City this season.
  • Cougars return to Holiday Bowl to face Michigan State

    Cougars return to Holiday Bowl to face Michigan State

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    For weeks, it appeared Michigan State would be headed to a bowl picking ahead of the Holiday Bowl in the Big Ten pecking order, but a chain of events in the past 24 hours paved the way for the Spartans to come to San Diego. The Spartans, who are going to their 10th bowl game with Dantonio, are 5-2 against the Cougars. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is the heavy favorite today, as the Spartans are getting odds of -19 points against Nebraska .
  • Chicago Bears, 49ers game time, stream, channel information

    Chicago Bears, 49ers game time, stream, channel information

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    It was a poetic finish as Gould kicked the game-winner with under a minute remaining in the fourth quarter against his former team. Yes, it was only one game , but you don't have to be an National Football League general manager to recognize game-changing talent.
  • Japanese star Ohtani will not sign with Twins

    Japanese star Ohtani will not sign with Twins

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    And according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports , Ohtani apparently prefers a smaller market. Ohtani's Nippon Professional Baseball club, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, posted the two-way star on Friday, and he has until December 22 to sign with a Major League team.
  • Badgers are headed to the Orange Bowl

    Badgers are headed to the Orange Bowl

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    The University of Miami will be playing in the Orange Bowl against Wisconsin. Wisconsin would seem a more favorable match-up for Miami than if they were to face Ohio State, which will be fuming about its CFP snub throughout the bowl season.