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David Luiz is in contention but there are doubts over Eden Hazard , with a calf problem. Antonio Conte's men will enter the clash as firm favourites after a string of promising performances. Arsenal have failed to score in seven of their last nine games against Chelsea in the Premier League, netting just four goals in total in this run.
  • Raiders Preparing To Make 'Strong Offer' To Jon Gruden

    Raiders Preparing To Make 'Strong Offer' To Jon Gruden

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    Gruden has always been rumored as a coaching candidate for multiple teams since entering the broadcast booth as color commentator for Monday Night Football back in 2009. If hired, Gruden would replace Jack Del Rio , who was sacked on Sunday after three seasons and a 25-23 record with the team. Prior to those seven years in Tampa, Gruden coached the Raiders for four years with a 38-26 mark and two playoff appearances.
  • Yankees Contacted Orioles Again About Acquiring Machado

    Yankees Contacted Orioles Again About Acquiring Machado

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    Heyman believes that the likelihood of Machado being traded anywhere "still seems less than great", as the Orioles haven't come close to jumping on any offer they've received so far. Another option is to seek a significant trade for Machado that could bring young, talented pitchers to Baltimore in return- thereby getting a jump at filling a long-time need and beginning the process of building a team post-Machado.
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of series against Pakistan

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of series against Pakistan

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    Opener Fakhar Zaman will play his first global in New Zealand after starring for Pakistan in a breakout year in 2017. New Zealand are coming off victories over a weak West Indies side but will face a stiffer challenge in Pakistan , who hold the one-day Champions Trophy.
  • Monaco boss insists Thomas Lemar is going nowhere

    Monaco boss insists Thomas Lemar is going nowhere

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    Now Coutinho is eager to join Barcelona once more and the natural link with Lemar has been raised once again, with Monaco making it clear that they have no intent of selling their French worldwide in this transfer window. "Monaco are not in the habit of making big sales in the winter". He added that the players "understand" Monaco's stance. With the January transfer window now open for business, Barcelona are back at the table and could offer as much as £140m, via an initial £105m fee ...
  • Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

    Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

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    At the other end, Marcus Olsson's clever flicked header from Johnny Russell's left-wing cross forced Sergio Romero into his first action of the evening. Derby boss Gary Rowett had chosen to leave leading scorer Matej Vydra on the bench, while handing a rest to key defenders Curtis Davies and Chris Baird .
  • Dana White sets deadline for McGregor title defence

    Dana White sets deadline for McGregor title defence

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    That's the problem that has plagued the UFC for the 418 days that Conor McGregor has sat atop the lightweight division. "They're both going to be hard match-ups [for McGregor] but Khabib and Ferguson, it would be more of a toss-up match".
  • ESPN's Katie Nolan Calls Donald Trump A 'F*cking Stupid Person'

    ESPN's Katie Nolan Calls Donald Trump A 'F*cking Stupid Person'

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    Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on "medicine" because she had the flu. All eyes are on ESPN now, as the network was forced to create a new social media policy censoring political statements by its staff after Hill's controversial remark about President Trump prompted outrage.
  • Everton announce signing of £25million Besiktas striker during Merseyside derby

    Everton announce signing of £25million Besiktas striker during Merseyside derby

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    He is a player who is desperate to come to play in the Premier League and I like what he has done in the past as a footballer, particularly recently as he is Turkey's No 1 striker. The 26-year-old forward has swapped a Champions League knockout stage meeting with Bayern Munich to lead the line for the Blues and is keen to show what he can do in the Premier League .
  • Kristaps Porzingis: I'm So Tired Right Now

    Kristaps Porzingis: I'm So Tired Right Now

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    Despite that, they still remain in the Eastern Conference playoff mix, as they trail the eighth-place Indiana Pacers by one game at 18-20. "I'm tired; I'm tired; I'm so tired right now", Porzingis said. Every day off helps, especially after a back-to-back that we had. Stay in the weight room, stay lifting, stay strong. He has certainly justified their decision to do that as he's having a remarkable season and has taken on the responsibility in impressive fashion.
  • The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall is expecting her second child

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    Zara Tindall is pregnant and expecting her second child with husband Mike Tindall , a rep for the couple confirmed to the U.K.'s Press Association on Friday, Jan. Zara and Mike's baby joy comes after they suffered a tragic miscarriage in late 2016. Tindall later said it had turned their world "upside down".
  • Whistle podu, Chennai! Dhoni officially back in CSK

    Whistle podu, Chennai! Dhoni officially back in CSK

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    Rajasthan Royals & Kings XI Punjab only retains 1 player each. Kolkata Knight Riders have held on to West Indians Sunil Narine and Andre Russell . "We'll try as many games as possible for CSK ", he said. Dhoni was retained by CSK for Rs 15 crore, while Raina and Jadeja were paid Rs 11 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively.
  • Louisville's Lamar Jackson declares for 2018 NFL Draft

    Louisville's Lamar Jackson declares for 2018 NFL Draft

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    However, with a slew of NFL franchises now seeking a new quarterback, Jackson's ability to both throw the football and make plays outside the pocket could propel him come late April. 3,543), accounted for 45 total touchdowns (compared to 51 total touchdowns in 2016) and had a comparable yards per attempt (8.5 vs. 8.7) with a better completion percentage (59.1 vs.
  • LaVar Ball Gets Rockstar Treatment In Lithuanian Airport

    LaVar Ball Gets Rockstar Treatment In Lithuanian Airport

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    The Ball In The Family Facebook page shared an old photo of the Big Baller himself in college, who looked ripped. LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball won't be taking their talents to Westwood anymore. When LaMelo and LiAngelo inevitably come back stateside, it will be interesting to see how the professional experience translates for them. The Ball brothers will practice with their team for the first time on Friday , with their first game coming next Tuesday.
  • Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Nottingham Forest

    Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Nottingham Forest

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    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger begins a three-match touchline ban as midfielder Granit Xhaka misses out (groin). The Frenchman was charged by the Football Association with misconduct after angrily confronting referee Mike Dean and entering the match officials' room after the game - although he does intend to contest the ruling.
  • Arsene Wenger handed three-match ban by FA for misconduct against referees

    Arsene Wenger handed three-match ban by FA for misconduct against referees

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    Wenger would have likely looked to shuffle his pack in the cup regardless, but he must now decide how experimental to go in his plans - with Granit Xhaka also ruled out with a slight groin problem. But apparently you can't say that without effect, so here we are. The link provided Wenger with a list of the hospitality packages on offer for the match.
  • Mertens beats Bouchard at Hopman Cup

    Mertens beats Bouchard at Hopman Cup

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    Germany arrived at this year's Hopman Cup as one of the favorites for the title, led by world number 4 Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber who seems to found her form again after a rough 2017 season she has had. "I think it's maybe a little strained or a little pulled or something", Bouchard said. "It's against someone like him. I don't think it's too bad".
  • Ferguson, Westbrook lead Thunder over skidding Lakers 133-96

    Ferguson, Westbrook lead Thunder over skidding Lakers 133-96

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    After falling behind 10-0, OKC came back to get the game even by the end of the first quarter , then dominated the rest of the game. "I love the guy, I have nothing against him", he said. George mentioned how the Thunder's strategy was to slow the gameplay of the Lakers. "We're just comfortable", George said. "The biggest thing is was making shots, not allowing them to play fast and play in transition".
  • Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as head coach on Tuesday

    Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as head coach on Tuesday

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    And with Jon Gruden reportedly waiting in the wings to replace Del Rio and fix an offense that fell from No. 6 in the National Football League to tied for 18th, nobody could have predicted this development. Why did the Raiders turn to Gruden? Gruden began his head coaching career with the Raiders in 1998 and coached there until a blockbuster trade that sent him to Tampa Bay in 2002.
  • Barca Boss Admires Coutinho As Carragher Urges Liverpool To Stand Firm

    Barca Boss Admires Coutinho As Carragher Urges Liverpool To Stand Firm

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    That fuelled speculation that a transfer to Barcelona is imminent, with the Catalan club expected to make a €150 million bid for the Brazilian soon. The two clubs are reportedly in advanced talks over Coutinho's transfer and there is optimism from Spain that an agreement is on the cards that will see Barcelona paying up to €150m for the Brazilian in the transfer window.
  • Gophers' Reggie Lynch faces suspension after alleged sexual assault

    Gophers' Reggie Lynch faces suspension after alleged sexual assault

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    The SSMS would issue its own decision. Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle confirmed Friday that Lynch is still with the team but will be suspended for the Golden Gophers' game Saturday with the Indiana Hoosiers. In May 2016, the month following this alleged assault, Lynch was arrested for a separate incident involving a 19-year-old woman at a campus apartment.
  • Mourinho slams 'jealous' Scholes for Pogba comment

    Mourinho slams 'jealous' Scholes for Pogba comment

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    Said Mourinho: "The fact that we don't play the (League Cup) semi-final is a good thing for us". That doesn't mean that we all have to be phenomenal. Pogba was re-signed by Man United for £89m in 2016 and struggled to impress during his first season back at Old Trafford.
  • City won't over pay for Sanchez in January

    City won't over pay for Sanchez in January

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    City boss Pep Guardiola told reporters after the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace that he expected Sanchez to remain at Arsenal but a medial knee ligament injury to Gabriel Jesus could prompt a renewed push for a player who is out of contract at the end of this season.
  • Delta: Atlanta airport power outage cost it as much as $50 million

    Delta: Atlanta airport power outage cost it as much as $50 million

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    The pilot heard a noise, and the aircraft was forced to return due to engine problems, CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV reports. According to Flightaware.com, the flight made it just over the North Carolina border when it turned around. "Delta endeavors to be the world's most reliable airline - getting our customers where they want to go safely and with minimal disruption, even during some of the busiest times of the year", Gil West, the chief operating officer of the company, said in a ...
  • Everton agree £27m fee with Besiktas for Turkey worldwide striker Cenk Tosun

    Everton agree £27m fee with Besiktas for Turkey worldwide striker Cenk Tosun

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    The negotiations between the two clubs have been ongoing for several weeks, but the two parties met in London on Wednesday, agreeing a deal which will see the Turkish star move for £27million. Pressed if Tosun, 26, could at least take a seat on the bench against Liverpool if discussions are concluded in time, the manager added: "Possibly".
  • Man City coach Guardiola slams EPL festive schedule

    Man City coach Guardiola slams EPL festive schedule

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    Contending with injuries, Sean Dyche used just 16 players - six of whom played every minute. Crystal Palace , City returns to action looking to pad its lead atop the Premier League table. You know how tough the Premier League is to play but you know you can not relax. "Teams can try to trick you, but you have to be able to beat them and until now we have been able to do that".
  • Talking points from West Brom clash

    Talking points from West Brom clash

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    Albion had taken the lead at the London Stadium through James McClean's deflected strike, only for a Carroll brace to hand the Londoners all three points, with the powerful former Newcastle and Liverpool striker scoring in the 94th minute to send the Baggies home pointless.
  • Transfer: Chelsea suffer transfer blow as target hints at signing new deal

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    Chelsea have been unable to prise left back Alex Sandro from Juventus, while Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is another player Conte would love to sign. If somebody arrives, good; if not, then it's good anyway. "At the same time , I was a player and I will understand if someone is thinking in this way (that they need to play more)", he continued.
  • SC directs BCCI to allow Bihar's return to Ranji fold

    SC directs BCCI to allow Bihar's return to Ranji fold

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    The court order came as Aditya Verma of the rival Cricket Association of Bihar told the court that ever since the formation of Jharkhand on Novermber 15, 2000, following the bifurcation of the state, Bihar did not get any opportunity to participate in the Ranji Trophy , Duleep Trophy or any other domestic tournaments.
  • Liverpool spurred after Bayern ruffle Schalke's feathers over Goretzka

    Liverpool spurred after Bayern ruffle Schalke's feathers over Goretzka

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    Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern's sporting director, recently confirmed the club's interest in the 22-year-old who's current contract is up at the end of the season. "As a result, [the transfer rumours are] fuelled again and again". The Reds signed Joel Matip on a pre-contract agreement in February 2016 and they are believed to have a good working relationship with the Bundesliga side.
  • Dan Duggan's updated ranking of the Giants' coaching candidates: Where's Jim Schwartz?

    Dan Duggan's updated ranking of the Giants' coaching candidates: Where's Jim Schwartz?

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    This week, leading into the opening round of the NFL playoffs, an annual tradition will take place: The Patriots will be on bye, and their assistant coaches will conduct interviews for head coach openings around the league. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, their interim head coach for the final four games of 2017, was the first to interview. A hotshot prodigy when taking the Denver Broncos' job ahead of the 2009 season, McDaniels posted an 8-8 record in his first season and was ...
  • Josh Rosen declares for National Football League draft

    Josh Rosen declares for National Football League draft

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    UCLA's Josh Rosen and USC's Sam Darnold announced they would be leaving school and entering the draft within the same hour Wednesday night, potentially creating the ideal storm for the Giants , who now hold the No. He was close to fired UCLA coach Jim Mora, but discussed his decision with new Bruins coach Chip Kelly. In his statement, Rosen said attending UCLA was "the best decision of my life".
  • Backstage Update On Enzo Amore's Status, Braun Strowman Being Sick

    Backstage Update On Enzo Amore's Status, Braun Strowman Being Sick

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    A mixed tag team concept has been tossed around that would feature interesting combinations of male and female wrestlers. Fans will be able to watch WWE Superstars from both the Raw and SmackDown Live rosters competing in a single-elimination mixed tag-team tournament to win $100,000 to support the charity of their choice.
  • LSU Keeps Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda With Hefty Raise

    LSU Keeps Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda With Hefty Raise

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    Aranda's salary is expected to be north of $2 million, making him the first college coordinator to make over $2 million a season. Fisher, who was LSU's offensive coordinator from 2000-06, was a head coaching target of Alleva after the 2015 and '16 seasons.
  • 4.4 magnitude quake in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

    4.4 magnitude quake in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

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    Geological Survey. Jack Boatwright, a geophysicist with the USGS Earthquake Science Center in Menlo Park, said the shaking from the quake "seemed a little weak, about half as strong as what you would expect". Though earthquakes have troubled the Bay Area, is Sacramento susceptible to feeling the same effects? "This shake was fast and hard", another said.
  • Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings to miss title game against Georgia

    Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings to miss title game against Georgia

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    Jennings went down with a knee sprain during Alabama's lopsided victory over Clemson and he did not finish the game for the Crimson Tide. "But Jennings certainly played an outstanding game". Linebackers Shaun Dion Hamilton and Dylan Moses are also out for the game with injuries. The only time Alabama has been full strength at linebacker this season was during the first few minutes against Florida State.