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Per 247Sports, Penn State finished 15th in the national recruiting rankings in 2017, a jump of five spots from the previous year. Penn State is the favorite to land the defensive end's services. The Buckeyes were once viewed as strong contenders to pull Parsons away from his home state, but that changed after his trip to Columbus in September and a Twitter-sparked controversy involving starting quarterback J.T.
  • Su'a Cravens says he was victim of police brutality, racial profiling

    Su'a Cravens says he was victim of police brutality, racial profiling

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    In the profanity-laced post , Cravens said he would sue the officer who pulled him over for racial profiling. Loudoun County District Court records show that Cravens received two citations as a result of a traffic stop November 29: One for speeding and one for an illegal tint on his auto.
  • Windies rue poor batting as New Zealand win first ODI

    Windies rue poor batting as New Zealand win first ODI

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    Earlier in the day, fifties from Evin Lewis (76) and Rovman Powell (59) helped the Windies recover from a slow start to post a respectable total with nine wickets lost in the first of three ODIs after being sent in to bat. "For him to come back and perform the way he did, taking some big scalps for us, was outstanding", said captain Kane Williamson . New Zealand opening batsmen George Worker and Colin Munro laid the foundation for the hosts' chase with a 108-run partnership.
  • Churches announce Christmas Eve service schedules

    Churches announce Christmas Eve service schedules

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    Forrest St.in Altus. The 9 a.m. morning worship will use "Holden Evening Prayer" and continue the Advent theme of "God's Son, Mary's Child, Our Savior". An ongoing seasonal influenza vaccination clinic is scheduled at the Jackson County Health Department at 401 W. Tamarack Road beginning from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.
  • Bucks survive furious Cavaliers' rally

    Bucks survive furious Cavaliers' rally

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    Despite a furious rally that saw them completely erase a 20-point early fourth-quarter deficit, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't able to convert key baskets down the stretch and dropped a 119-116 decision to the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday night.
  • Oklahoma Freshman Trae Young Tied College Basketball History With Another Monster Performance

    Oklahoma Freshman Trae Young Tied College Basketball History With Another Monster Performance

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    Young also set the Big 12 record for assists, blasting past the previous mark of 18 which was set by Oklahoma's Michael Johnson in 1997 and tied by Gottlieb a year later at Oklahoma State. Kameron McGusty added 15 off the bench. It was his second consecutive game breaking his former record. The Sooners led 53-37 at halftime and steadily built on their advantage throughout the second half.
  • Broncos will make quarterback decision by end of week

    Broncos will make quarterback decision by end of week

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    Coach Vance Joseph said Monday he wanted to see Lynch before the end of the season. Dielman played right tackle his first three seasons at Utah before moving to center. Like I said, it just sucks when you look forward to playing in January in those big games and win the AFC championship, but we can't look forward to it.
  • Kendrick Lamar Will Be First Halftime Performer At College Football National Championship

    Kendrick Lamar Will Be First Halftime Performer At College Football National Championship

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    Now that the games are moved to New Year's Day, with a title game coming the following week, there have been more changes implemented to draw more viewers. "Thank you, ESPN , for having me be the first halftime performer ever at the College Football Playoff National Championship". The concert will take place at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park on January 8 during ESPN's telecast of the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
  • Sixers star Embiid sits out second successive game

    Sixers star Embiid sits out second successive game

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    They couldn't find a way to get past the Thunder, losing in three overtimes at home, and then falling badly to Chicago on Monday night, 117-115. He was expected to play against the Kings on the second night of back-to-back games, but coach Brett Brown said the team's medical staff advised him to keep the 7-foot center on the sideline.
  • League star Jarryd Hayne accused of raping woman in the US

    League star Jarryd Hayne accused of raping woman in the US

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    V" in 2015, The Mercury News reports . The case was dismissed in October 2016 due to insufficient evidence, but the victim has filed a civil suit seeking compensation. After a breakthrough pre-season with the 49ers, Hayne appeared in the club's first six games before being released and eventually announcing his retirement from the National Football League in May 2015.
  • Antonio Conte speaks out on Southampton performance

    Antonio Conte speaks out on Southampton performance

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    We have to keep on winning. "It was only 1-0 (although) we had many chances to score the second goal so you could be more relaxed", said Conte. "The FA Cup will start in January", Courtois added. He was then an unused substitute against West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool . "I have another year on my contract, so in this moment my focus is total, to improve my players, to try to improve the team, to try to improve the club".
  • Nick Saban releases statement confirming injury to Dylan Moses

    Nick Saban releases statement confirming injury to Dylan Moses

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    Ridley had six catches but for just 14 yards in the national championship game at the end of the 2015 season, then had 36 yards on five catches in last season's title rematch. Starting outside linebackers Christian Miller (biceps) and Anfernee Jennings (ankle) were both injured in the season opener against Florida State.
  • Mignolet: Salah Has Exceeded Expectations

    Mignolet: Salah Has Exceeded Expectations

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    Salah would be a Galactico for Real Madrid in the sense of cornering the Arab market they are ever-so-popular in, while in addition being perfectly suited to replace Gareth Bale in Real Madrid's right-wing-forward role. Many have debated whether Salah is a better player than Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, and while the Blues ace has been one of the top performers in the Premier League for some years, the Egyptian has blown away his best scoring season before even reaching the halfway stage.
  • Marion Bartoli: Former Wimbledon champion to return to WTA Tour

    Marion Bartoli: Former Wimbledon champion to return to WTA Tour

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    Marion Bartoli has shocked the world of tennis by announcing her comeback almost five years after retiring following her unlikely triumph at Wimbledon in 2013. "I am so looking forward to seeing you again during my matches and sharing some incredible emotions with you", the French player wrote on Twitter. In July a year ago, she told Britain's ITV's This Morning program she was suffering from a virus and feared for her life.
  • Patriots Cause Friction By Reducing Role Of Tom Brady's Trainer

    Patriots Cause Friction By Reducing Role Of Tom Brady's Trainer

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    He encouraged Brady to adopt the philosophy of pliability and stretching, and he oversees his intense fitness and diet regimen. " There's some sort of issue ", Schefter told WEEI. "I am good to talk about the game", Belichick said, referring to their 27-24 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers that gave them an edge for the AFC No.
  • Thomas Davis' suspension reduced one game

    Thomas Davis' suspension reduced one game

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    Davis' appeal was heard by James Thrash, a third party jointly appointed by the league and the NFL Players Association. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday that Adams remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and noted that the receiver "looks good, sounds good".
  • Astros meeting with Yu Darvish

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    On a more psychological level, it would signal that they consider themselves contenders ( more than they were in 2017 when they backed into the playoffs with Bartolo Colon in their rotation) and willing to spend for the wins they need to push themselves over the top in the division and in the playoffs.
  • Robert Pires Eager To Work With Arsene Wenger

    Robert Pires Eager To Work With Arsene Wenger

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    The Daily Telegraph says Arteta is held in high regard at the Emirates even though he turned down the club's offer of a coaching job to join Pep Guardiola's backroom staff at City. Managers are a crapshoot in a lot of cases, and while Arteta's unproven as a head coach, he's gaining a ton of experience at City and I would love to see him use that experience to push Arsenal forward the way we all want to see it pushed.
  • Moses out, as Aubameyang, Salah, Mane make top 3 — CAF Awards

    Moses out, as Aubameyang, Salah, Mane make top 3 — CAF Awards

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    Former Super Eagles' captain, Kanu Nwankwo, is the last Nigerian player to win the diadem. Naby Keita and Victor Moses , two of the final five finalists for the BBC APOTY award, also missed out on the three-man shortlist of finalists despite superb campaigns for RasenBallsport Leipzig and Chelsea respectively.
  • George Foreman delivers knockout blow to Houston Rockets mascot

    George Foreman delivers knockout blow to Houston Rockets mascot

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    In games Paul has played so far, the Rockets are undefeated at 14-0. They won the season opener against the Golden State Warriors , and instantly went on their current 13-game winning streak after Paul made his return from a knee injury. If it wasn't for frequent fouling, the game could have easily turned into a relatively comfortable Bucks win, but Milwaukee afforded opportunities to the Rockets and Chris Paul and James Harden were able to take advantage.
  • Packers put Aaron Rodgers on IR for second time in 2017

    Packers put Aaron Rodgers on IR for second time in 2017

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    He was thoroughly outperformed by his quarterback counterpart Cam Newton , who frequently abused the Packers defense that continues to struggle this season. Davis delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit to Davante Adams , knocking the Packers wide receiver out of the game with a concussion - his second of the season.
  • Ezekiel Elliott officially returns to Dallas Cowboys from suspension

    Ezekiel Elliott officially returns to Dallas Cowboys from suspension

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    When the chains were brought out to measure, referee Gene Steratore used a folded sheet of paper to see if there was any separation between the nose of the ball and the yard marker . The fumble through the end zone resulted in a touchback. Instead of a go-ahead touchdown, the Cowboys got the ball with 31 seconds to play and took a knee.
  • Luis Suarez: Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho would fit in at Barca

    Luis Suarez: Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho would fit in at Barca

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    In 17 appearances so far, the 25-year-old superstar has directly contributed in 18 goals (10 goals and 8 assists). Paris Saint-Germain have received encouragement over their chances of signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool after the Reds signalled they want to keep the Brazilian until the summer.
  • Van Jefferson transferring to Florida

    Van Jefferson transferring to Florida

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    He will need to receive a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately next season. "I know they're hopeful he'll have two years remaining and be able to play right away, but I don't know if that's been defined to this point", Hester said of Jefferson.
  • Former New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley signs with Pittsburgh Steelers

    Former New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley signs with Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Conner was having surgery on Tuesday for an MCL injury and was placed on injured reserve. "Unfortunate for him", coach Mike Tomlin said . "He will get well and continue on with his career". He played his first four seasons in the league with the Patriots, including playing in all 16 games as a rookie. He had 144 yards on 32 carries for Pittsburgh this season.
  • Lions' playoff odds down to 14 percent after another Falcons win

    Lions' playoff odds down to 14 percent after another Falcons win

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    But the tight times and dire situation remain the same: Detroit must win out to have any chance at returning to the playoffs. The Saints are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. Drew Brees has two games remaining, and would need 1,150 passing yards to get to 5,000. The Falcons are doing a good job of winning games, but they're struggling to put teams away and could have easily been on the losing side in a lot of these games.
  • Wenger Claims Ozil Is In The Best Form Of His Arsenal Career

    Wenger Claims Ozil Is In The Best Form Of His Arsenal Career

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    Ozil is approaching the last few months of his contract but has yet to sign a new deal. The 1-0 victory over Newcastle was very forgettable but it did produce one moment which was not. Arsenal face West Ham United on Tuesday in the EFL Cup quarter-finals before playing Liverpool at the Emirates on Friday. Arsenal have an array of young stars ready to fill the void, and with Jack Wilshere back in first-team contention, it makes sense for all parties for Sanchez to be offloaded.
  • Damian Lillard Targeted With Slurs Leaving Minnesota's Arena

    Damian Lillard Targeted With Slurs Leaving Minnesota's Arena

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    Lillard went up to the small crowd and immediately asked who was yelling the slurs. In video that has circulated from the incident, the 27-year-old is seen walking to the team bus outside the Target Center and approaches a group, saying, "What'd you say?" An argument could be made that Damian Lillard should have dealt with the heckler differently, but his actions also show that players are humans too, and they get offended with comments that are disrespectful.
  • Islanders Win Bid To Develop Belmont Park Site

    Islanders Win Bid To Develop Belmont Park Site

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    The Islanders battled the New York City FC soccer team for the spot. The Islanders partners in the development include Sterling Project Development , a real estate firm run by the Mets' Wilpon family, and Oak View Group , an arena development company partially funded by Madison Square Garden .
  • Puel has two out; pledges to pick strong side vs Man City

    Puel has two out; pledges to pick strong side vs Man City

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    Phil Foden, fresh from his BBC Young sportsperson of the year win, could play a part after making his Premier League debut at the weekend. The much-changed side is expected here and Leicester may also field a weakened side as they face Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.
  • Alabama LB out with season-ending foot injury

    Alabama LB out with season-ending foot injury

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    Moses came on strong in place of Shaun Dion Hamilton , who suffered a fractured kneecap in the win over LSU on November 4. The Alabama men's basketball team returns to action after a 10-day break between games when it travels to Huntsville, Ala., to take on the Mercer Bears in the Rocket City Classic.
  • Lane Kiffin and FAU finalizing monster deal

    Lane Kiffin and FAU finalizing monster deal

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    I don't expect this to be much of a contest, what with this being a (literal) home game for the Owls - it's being played at FAU Stadium, for crying out loud! Kickoff is at 7 p.m . Per ESPN, Kiffin's new deal extends through December 2027. That opportunity may still be in the future, but an updated contract likely means a larger buyout, which would keep Kiffin in South Florida for several years.
  • West Ham handed a huge blow due to sanctions

    West Ham handed a huge blow due to sanctions

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    The Argentina Lanzini will have until 6Pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge which is known as "successful deception of a match official". The Argentine midfielder will miss Tuesday's League Cup quarter-final against Arsenal, as well as Saturday's Premier League game at home to Newcastle United.
  • Danny Amendola & Gronk Surprise Texas Tech Player With Scholarship; Teammates Go NUTS

    Danny Amendola & Gronk Surprise Texas Tech Player With Scholarship; Teammates Go NUTS

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    Justus Parker received the news that he was now on scholarship at Texas Tech on Monday - from Rob Gronkowski . "Congratulations, you're on scholarship", Gronkowski said. He also notched four interceptions, including a crucial fourth-quarter pick on the road against Texas that helped the Red Raiders become bowl eligible and added him to Texas Tech lore.
  • Celtic's record run won't be matched: Rodgers

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    It is the gaffer's philosophy, it is the way we want to play. Craig Gordon is likely to keep his place in goal behind Bitton and Ajer. But Jags boss Archibald fears his men could now find themselves on the end of a backlash when they travel to Parkhead on Wednesday.
  • €50million Star open to Signing for Manchester United

    €50million Star open to Signing for Manchester United

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    Besiktas reportedly might act on trying to sign the Armenian winger, following United Manager Jose Mourinho admitted on Friday that he is open to selling Henrikh Mkhitaryan , Luke Shaw and other fringe members of his squad when the transfer window re-opens in January.
  • Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Had A Fun Twitter Conversation About Marriage!

    Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Had A Fun Twitter Conversation About Marriage!

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    India captain Virat Kohli recently got married with Bollywood star Anushka Sharma , as he took a month off from playing cricket. The stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma also cheekily tweeted the congratulatory message for them. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are all smiles in the new pictures. But what about her close industry friends? In the second ODI the Indian skipper scored a record third double century (208*) against the same opposition in Mohali and India won the game by a mammoth ...
  • John Terry names 8 Man Utd players in his all-time Prem XI

    John Terry names 8 Man Utd players in his all-time Prem XI

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    Lukaku moved to Manchester United for £75million last summer while Salah has flourished since joining Liverpool for £39m. Terry left Chelsea in the summer after 19 years at the club, and said he almost joined fellow Premier League side Swansea after speaking to their manager Paul Clement, who the defender worked with at Stamford Bridge.