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Gruden's pending hire was the worst-kept secret in football, especially after Oakland canned coach Jack Del Rio immediately upon the season's close. Davis fired head coach Jack Del Rio on December 31, a week after agreeing to a deal with Gruden, and only interviewed Johnson and Martin after Del Rio was gone for a coaching job that, in essence, never really was vacant.
  • Patrick Kane lone Blackhawk selected for All-Star Game

    Patrick Kane lone Blackhawk selected for All-Star Game

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    The Boston native is eighth in the National Hockey League in goals by defensemen. The All-Star game will take place January 27-28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. On Monday, Staal said he hoped to make the All-Star team so his three sons - Parker, 8, Levi, 6, and Finley, 3 - could watch. He was tied with Schenn for the team lead in points (44) this season.
  • Sturridge keen on move to Inter

    Sturridge keen on move to Inter

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    Meanwhile, the Chronicle adds that Newcastle are also keeping tabs on Sturridge , although are anxious his wage demands might be too high, but if Italy is the attacker's preferred destination is it time for all three to cut their losses and start identifying other targets as time ticks away in the January transfer window? Sturridge has become a fan favourite since moving to Anfield in 2013, forming an outstanding partnership alongside Luis Suárez and almost guiding Liverpool to a ...
  • Alabama star wide receiver Calvin Ridley turning pro

    Alabama star wide receiver Calvin Ridley turning pro

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    Hall. Ridley tallied 224 catches for 2,781 yards and 19 TDs during his three-year career. Harris, the Tide's top running back who has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, will be returning for his senior season at Alabama, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Low.
  • Good news for Mohamed Salah before Man City

    Good news for Mohamed Salah before Man City

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    Talks about Madrid's interest in Salah emerged a few of days ago, with the UK Newspaper Daily Star first issuing the report on Saturday. Salah (groin) participated in training Wednesday and could return for Sunday's match with Manchester City .
  • Sevilla, United in ticket war

    Sevilla, United in ticket war

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    Sevilla are charging United fans between 89 and 133 pounds ($120 to $179) to watch the game at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 21, which the English club considered excessive. "This has been raised with Sevilla , and internally, but ultimately Sevilla have not agreed to significantly lower the price of tickets for our fans", he added.
  • Major League Baseball trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates

    Major League Baseball trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates

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    Cole has a 59-42 record and career 3.50 ERA with the Pirates, and has recorded 734 strikeouts. However, Passan pointed out the Pirates would want either outfielder Kyle Tucker or pitcher Forrest Whitley in the hypothetical trade-the Nos. The Yankees now must look elsewhere to add another arm to their rotation. Instead, they "settled" for Justin Verlander in a trade prior to the waiver deadline.
  • Coutinho trains alone on first day at Barca

    Coutinho trains alone on first day at Barca

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    Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in the summer of 2014 after almost leading the Reds to their first ever Premier League title. Barça, which now leads the La Liga standings and has qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League tournament, said Coutinho's contract would include a 400 million euro ($481 million) buyout clause.
  • Joshua and Parker close to agreeing heavyweight unification deal

    Joshua and Parker close to agreeing heavyweight unification deal

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    McCracken is not underestimating the threat of Parker and wants his fighter to be at his very best. "Fingers crossed", Hearn told Sky Sports . "He's a bit lighter (than that) at the minute, he's probably eased off a bit on the conditioning side of things strength wise".
  • Browns Hire Eliot Wolf As Assistant GM

    Browns Hire Eliot Wolf As Assistant GM

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    The one man who did not, Eliot Wolf , is reportedly now with the Cleveland Browns . It was there that he worked alongside new Browns general manager John Dorsey, who worked for the Packers from 1991-1998 and 2000-2012. With Gutekunst promoted to general manager and Russ Ball elevated to executive vice president and director of football operations, Wolf jumped at the opportunity to start over elsewhere.
  • Trevor Bayliss will not renew England deal as head coach

    Trevor Bayliss will not renew England deal as head coach

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    A number of critics believe that England's poor Test form and the crushing 4-0 Ashes defeat means Bayliss should leave his role now. Bayliss, who took over as England coach in 2015, faced questions over his future after England surrendered the Ashes urn to Australia .
  • Serena Williams Revealed She Had Her Baby Through C-section

    Serena Williams Revealed She Had Her Baby Through C-section

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    Serena Williams pulled out of the Australian Open , saying she wasn't completely ready yet, and now, thanks to a revealing feature in Vogue , the world knows exactly why. The emotions are insane'. And when you see the finish line, you don't slow down. "If she comes back, people are over the moon". Serena had been planning to make her big return this month at the Australian Open , but announced just last week that the comeback would have to wait.
  • NFL Coaching Rumors: Could Lions lose Matt Patricia to Giants?

    NFL Coaching Rumors: Could Lions lose Matt Patricia to Giants?

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    Patricia could take some members of the Patriots coaching staff with him, so that is something to watch for in the coming weeks. The Giants are also still conducting interviews , so Mini Ben McAdoo can hold off on investing in a fake beard unless Patricia to the Giants becomes the kind of open secret that Kyle Shanahan to the 49ers became during the Falcons' Super Bowl run last season.
  • Former Zenit and Chelsea manager Villas-Boas hospitalized after Dakar Rally accident

    Former Zenit and Chelsea manager Villas-Boas hospitalized after Dakar Rally accident

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    The Portuguese coach said in a post on Instagram: "Just to tell everyone that both me and (copilot) Ruben (Faria ) are safe and well and back in the bivouac". Better luck next time! Having parted ways with Chinese football club Shanghai SIPG in November, the 40-year old underwent intense training for the rally, which consists of 14 stages and covers nearly 9,000km through South America.
  • Liverpool cut Coutinho price: Barca

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    Neymar isn't convinced Coutinho has made the right decision though. Lemar will cost in the region of £90 million but is a highly sought-after player. The £75 million signing of Virgil van Dijk and impending summer arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig suggest that Liverpool once again see themselves as big spenders, but Coutinho's leaving has placed pressure on them to back that up.
  • Team India to play two T20Is in Ireland ahead of England tour

    Team India to play two T20Is in Ireland ahead of England tour

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    The T20Is will be held at Dublin on June 27 and 29 respectively. India won the match by nine wickets via the D/L method. In the one T20I these two teams have played together, India came out on top, and won the match by eight wickets. Not to forget that Ireland are also a Test playing nation. Afghanistan have also toured Ireland in past but they had not gained Test status at that time.
  • Antonio Conte Well Aware of Arsenal's Strengths Ahead of Cup Clash

    Antonio Conte Well Aware of Arsenal's Strengths Ahead of Cup Clash

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    Chelsea host Arsenal in the first-leg of their semifinal tonight, and there's little doubt that Arsenal are under huge extra pressure to perform. And, in a worrying sign on Tuesday, Ozil missed training with his Gunners team mates. Arsenal are down in sixth as they bid to try and qualify for the Champions League after having missed out on a top-four finish last term under Arsene Wenger .
  • Google is being sued for allegedly discriminating against white men

    Google is being sued for allegedly discriminating against white men

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    Any former Google employee who believes they were discriminated against due to their Caucasian race, male gender or "perceived conservative political views" was invited to join Damore and Gudeman in the suit . He also called for an end to the alienation of conservatives, and to stop the company's mandatory diversity and "unconscious bias" trainings. White male conservatives have it out for Google.
  • PSG 'tell Nantes they can sign Manchester United target Lucas Moura'

    PSG 'tell Nantes they can sign Manchester United target Lucas Moura'

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    Moura has not started a Ligue 1 game for PSG this season and has played for just over an hour from the bench in his six appearances. Moura has found himself out-of-favour at Parc de Princes due to the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar last summer and is desperate to find regular first-team football ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Bills GM says Incognito comments may have been misunderstood

    Bills GM says Incognito comments may have been misunderstood

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    Incognito was not available during the Bills' open locker room period on Monday, but two teammates, Eric Wood and Dion Dawkins, spoke in his defense and told reporters they did not hear him use any racial slurs . Beane intimated the issue may have spawned from run of the mill trash talk. Stuff's not going to bother you, but somebody says something about your ethnicity, that's really kind of taking it a little bit too far.
  • Serge Ibaka, James Johnson ejected after trading punches

    Serge Ibaka, James Johnson ejected after trading punches

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    DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors couldn't secure a club-record 13th straight home win without their floor general. The two were given technical fouls and ejected. Then you put yourself in position where it's down at the end of the game and you have to execute a defensive scheme and carry out things that you have to do and you put yourself in position where it started.
  • Toyota and Mazda Are Said to Pick Alabama for $1.6 Billion Plant

    Toyota and Mazda Are Said to Pick Alabama for $1.6 Billion Plant

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    An official announcement is expected to be made Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery. It will be Toyota's 11th assembly plant in the USA - its biggest market - and the first since 2011. The companies were reportedly seeking $1 billion in incentives from state and local governments to land the plant. The president also criticized Ford Motor, General Motor and others for building or expanding factories in Mexico.
  • Southern Tier fans react to Buffalo Bills playoff game

    Southern Tier fans react to Buffalo Bills playoff game

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    But so what, said cornerback Jalen Ramsey, whose interception near midfield with 26 seconds left sealed the Jaguars' first playoff victory in exactly 10 years, less two days. Bills fans giddy over Buffalo ending the longest playoff drought in North American pro sports made a surge in donations to Andy Dalton's foundation, their way of thanking the Bengals QB for his role in the Bills' first invitation to the postseason party in 17 years.
  • Young leads No. 9 Oklahoma over No. 8 Texas Tech

    Young leads No. 9 Oklahoma over No. 8 Texas Tech

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    Two of Young's first-half shots were blocked and he finished the half with just five points on 1-of-12 shooting, including 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line. Texas Tech may have played its worst first half, committing 11 turnovers, yet found a way to bounce back and fend off several Sooners offensive runs thanks to playing with energy on the defensive end.
  • INEC releases timetable for 2019 elections

    INEC releases timetable for 2019 elections

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    In a statement by the commission, the Presidential and National Assembly elections will henceforth hold on the third Saturday of February of every election year. According to INEC Chairman, in 2019, it will conduct elections into 1,558 constituencies comprising "one presidential constituency, 29 governorship constituencies out of 36 (7 governorship elections are staggered and conducted off-cycle), 109 senatorial districts, 360 Federal Constituencies, 991 State Assembly constituencies, six Area ...
  • Manchester City vs. Bristol City

    Manchester City vs. Bristol City

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    The second half was more like what home fans are used to seeing as Guardiola's side pushed Bristol City back for long periods. Manchester City won the match 2-1, but Bristol City probably had the superior supporters group on this night.
  • Coutinho reveals Suarez role in Barcelona move

    Coutinho reveals Suarez role in Barcelona move

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    Lionel Messi marked his 400th appearance in La Liga with the opening goal in Barcelona's 3-0 win over struggling Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday (Monday in Manila) as the Catalans prepare to unveil Philippe Coutinho . "He's a player that has a similar profile to Barca and would be a great signing if he comes here in the end". However, he was also quick to stress that he was not there to become the next Neymar.
  • Harry Kane targets Spurs progress, trophies; denies contract talks

    Harry Kane targets Spurs progress, trophies; denies contract talks

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    With Philippe Coutinho having joined Barcelona from Liverpool , Pochettino was asked whether Kane could prove a one-off when it comes to players leaving for the world's top clubs. Will we ever get bored of seeing Harry Kane celebrate? Kane, who enjoyed a superb 2017 by breaking the Premier League record for most goals in a calendar year, is yet to win a trophy since he broke into the first-team setup in north London .
  • Clarks Summit's Rippon headed to Olympics

    Clarks Summit's Rippon headed to Olympics

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    Tennell scored a career best of 219.51. "I had a blast out there tonight; definitely disappointed with the opening part of the program", Brown said about his under rotated triple axel. Sports Illustrated, BuzzFeed, NBC Sports and several other news organizations have taken notice of Ma's unorthodox song choice, and people won't stop talking about it online.
  • American soccer payer Lichaj gets dog despite no hat trick

    American soccer payer Lichaj gets dog despite no hat trick

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    Nottingham Forest's caretaker manager Gary Brazil said the result was something the former European champions could build on. Eric Lichaj opened the scoring for Forest with a point-blank header from a free-kick, before he doubled his tally for the afternoon with a sumptuous volley from outside the box following Per Mertesacker's equaliser.
  • Former Browns HC Mike Pettine to Become Packers Defensive Coordinator

    Former Browns HC Mike Pettine to Become Packers Defensive Coordinator

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    Pettine, who interviewed with the team Tuesday, was a consultant for the Seahawks this season. They finished 22nd in yards allowed per game, giving up an average of 348.9. The Los Angeles Chargers will reportedly hold onto defensive coordinator Gus Bradley , another potential candidate Nagy may have had interest in. There were also three members within the Packers organization up for consideration: safeties coach Darren Perry , cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr., and assistant head ...
  • Look away, Liverpool fans! Suarez welcomes Coutinho to Barcelona

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    The Brazil worldwide midfielder is expected to sign on Monday, after Barcelona spent €160 million to bring him to the club. Coutinho's age is highly attractive to Barca, whose three main stars, Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta are all in their thirties.
  • Bruce Arians could see Nick Saban coaching Giants

    Bruce Arians could see Nick Saban coaching Giants

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    University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban won his sixth national title Monday night as the Tide beat Georgia 26-23 in the National Championship Game. Saban also has the No. 5 recruiting class in the country coming in next season, per 247Sports. He's got another stellar recruiting class on the way. Why would he do it? Why he would do it, I don't know.
  • LaMelo Ball immediately proves he's the star of his Lithuanian team

    LaMelo Ball immediately proves he's the star of his Lithuanian team

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    In a packed gym of about 1,500 people in the tiny Lithuanian town of Prienai, the Ball brothers combined to score 29 points in their professional basketball debut . Big Baller Brand has not only made an impact in the United States, its origin country. LiAngelo finished with 20 points and LaMelo had 10 in their pro debuts .
  • Oakland Raiders: 7-Round 2018 mock draft after hiring Jon Gruden

    Oakland Raiders: 7-Round 2018 mock draft after hiring Jon Gruden

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    The Raiders have announced a news conference for this upcoming Tuesday, January 9th which will be the official welcome of Gruden to the Oakland Raiders franchise. He served in that role from 1998 through 2001, before being traded to Tampa Bay. Before that, Gruden spent 10 years as a head coach in the NFL. It hasn't been a secret for a while now, but Sean McDonough made everything crystal clear when he bid Jon Gruden farewell prior to the Titans-Chiefs game on Saturday afternoon.
  • Man Utd, Spurs target Malcom learning English

    Man Utd, Spurs target Malcom learning English

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    Tottenham are also said to have made an offer for the winger, however, with Brazilian publication Esporte reporting earlier this month Mauricio Pochettino's side have made a bid worth £31m to bring the player to north London. The young Brazilian is one of the hottest prospects in European football, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 18 Ligue 1 appearances for Bordeaux this season.
  • Liverpool handed huge boost ahead of PL clash with Man City

    Liverpool handed huge boost ahead of PL clash with Man City

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    Moreover, the team has been struggling this season, according to the GOAL website, dropping 10 points in November, versus winning the tournament previous year. Salah came ahead of some prominent stars including former Liverpool teammate Philippe Coutinho , who sealed a €160 million move to Barcelona on Saturday, Chelsea's Belgian wizard Eden Hazard, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Manchester City frontman Sergio Aguero.
  • Tagovailoa lands Sports Illustrated cover after title game heroics

    Tagovailoa lands Sports Illustrated cover after title game heroics

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    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday with an NCAA national championship trophy in hand - and his face on the cover of the latest edition of Sports Illustrated. As part of his compliment to the Crimson Tide, he called Tagovailoa a "UNIQUE talent", and he predicted the player "will take the Tide to a different level the next couple" seasons.
  • The Lakers-LaVar Ball saga in three quotes

    The Lakers-LaVar Ball saga in three quotes

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    Walton responded to the criticism from Ball, saying, "It's our job as coaches to coach our team and not be concerned with parents and what other people oustide the organization think". Carlisle was asked about Ball's comments, and he went off and called on coaches to blacklist any reporter who interviews Ball. "I don't decide who the coach is".