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Asked about City's Anfield curse, Guardiola said: "I don't believe in these kind of things, but of course the last time City won was 15 years ago, so it means a lot in terms of how hard and complicated it is to play there". "I'm pretty sure, and he did it last season, he's going to try to make his own game and I think it will be a good game". Arguably the most improved player of the season so far has been Raheem Sterling .
  • Conor McGregor Shirtless Face-Off ... with Richard Branson!!

    Conor McGregor Shirtless Face-Off ... with Richard Branson!!

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    Not to be outdone, Rich ripped off his top too. and we gotta say, dude looks pretty frickin' jacked for a 67-year-old gazillionaire. McGregor shares his epic face-off with Branson on social media. Ferguson is now on a 10-fight win streak and has not lost since 2012. Russia's most popular fighter, undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov , who was victorious on the UFC 205 card against Michael Johnson, has always been rumored to headline an event his home country.
  • Now will Urban Meyer play more true freshmen?

    Now will Urban Meyer play more true freshmen?

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    The sports network has now televised all 10 of the most-watched cable telecasts in history, including Ohio State's victory over OR in the first ever College Football Playoff championship in 2015, a game that claimed the largest audience in cable history.
  • Britain's Paralympians look ahead to Winter Olympics

    Britain's Paralympians look ahead to Winter Olympics

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    Meanwhile, the Olympic facilities in PyeongChang are already waiting for the athletes. On-Demand Highlights: Post-event, on-demand 3- to 5-minute features will be available showcasing the best moments from each event. NBC has partnered with Intel to set up multiple camera pods to create interactive 360-degree VR environments. Official confirmation from the International Olympic Committee is yet to be received.
  • Mohamed Salah scoops Liverpool Player of the Month award

    Mohamed Salah scoops Liverpool Player of the Month award

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    Speaking with Soccer Laduma (h/t Andy Kelly of the Liverpool Echo ), Salah was asked about speculation linking him with a possible switch and he was quick to pour water over the rumours. The attacking portion of the team would benefit from some restructuring too. Salah is now only second behind Harry Kane in the goalscoring charts in the Premier League, and his fine form had led to rumours that Real Madrid were preparing a summer bid for the player.
  • Heyman | Kris Bryant breaks first-year arbitration record

    Heyman | Kris Bryant breaks first-year arbitration record

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    The Cubs and third baseman Kris Bryant reportedly reached a deal to give Bryant a record $10.85 million as a first-year arbitration-eligible player and avoid an arbitration hearing, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. He hit 29 home runs and drove in 73 RBI for the Cubs last season, an impressive follow-up to his MVP award winning 2016 campaign. Theo Epstein's front office has never gone to arbitration with any player.
  • Another foggy night ahead with further weather warning issued

    Another foggy night ahead with further weather warning issued

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    The warning was originally valid to 10am Thursday, January 11 but Met Éireann has since updated this and kept the warning in place until noon. Despite a switch to a more westerly airflow it will feel cold especially across the north where the odd flake of snow is possible, according to Exacta Weather's James Madden.
  • Real Madrid enter Copa del Rey quarter-finals

    Real Madrid enter Copa del Rey quarter-finals

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    La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly seriously considering a move Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling. The French legend had a near flawless start to his managerial career at Real Madrid , winning eight out possible ten trophies in his first two seasons.
  • EurAsia Cup: Team Asia can defy the odds, says SSP Chawrasia

    EurAsia Cup: Team Asia can defy the odds, says SSP Chawrasia

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    The nine-time European Tour victor is part of a 12-man line-up representing Team Europe against Team Asia at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia starting Friday. You don't want to let him down and he doesn't want to let you down and you still obviously have got to play two other guys and you're trying to beat them.
  • Thomas Lemar to cost Liverpool, Arsenal at least £90m

    Thomas Lemar to cost Liverpool, Arsenal at least £90m

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    From Liverpool's perspective, this could be huge news if they decide to move in January for a replacement for the recently departed Philippe Coutinho . " We do not typically sell players in the winter transfer window . We wait until the summer because we feel that's not the right time for us to sell".
  • WWE's Triple H comments on his meeting with UFC star Ronda Rousey

    WWE's Triple H comments on his meeting with UFC star Ronda Rousey

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    We had a great time. The top organization for professional wrestling is the WWE and one of Rousey's close friends, Shayna Baszler has already made the full jump over as she's now on their main roster. "We're fans of hers and incredibly interested in what those opportunities could be with us". Although Rousey has a few Hollywood obligations to fulfil this month, a one-off appearance for the Women's Royal Rumble wouldn't be out of the realm.
  • Guice to enter National Football League draft, forego senior season

    Guice to enter National Football League draft, forego senior season

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    In a move that was widely expected, LSU junior running back Derrius Guice declared for the 2018 NFL Draft and will forgo his senior season with the Tigers. Guice led the SEC in rushing yards (1,387) and ryshing yards per game (115.6) as a sophomore despite only starting 6 of LSU's 12 games. Over his career, Guice notched 3,074 yards on 471 carries and scored 29 touchdowns on the ground.
  • Kane, De Gea snubbed in 2017 UEFA Team of the Year

    Kane, De Gea snubbed in 2017 UEFA Team of the Year

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    Five of Los Blancos' superstars were voted into the team , along with a couple of big names from Juventus, one PSG ace and a familiar face from Barcelona. The total number of 8,779,639 votes for the 2017 UEFA Fans' Team of the Year is a record, with 798,149 unique users taking part. Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo deservedly make the list after an incredible campaign in the ...
  • Khan and Hearn put egos aside and agree three-fight contract

    Khan and Hearn put egos aside and agree three-fight contract

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    Speaking ahead of last year's showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, Khan said: "The only way I would take that Brook fight is if he left Eddie Hearn". 'That's one of the reasons why I keep away from Eddie Hearn and his shows, I just don't want to be in that drama'. Amir Khan announced his return to boxing at a press conference in Dorchester Hotel here when he was joined by his father Shah Khan and promoter Eddie Hearn.
  • IL vs. Iowa - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    IL vs. Iowa - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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    Thursday's game marked the Hawkeyes' first Big Ten victory, and dropped the Illini to 0-5 in conference play. "Trent did a phenomenal job for us", he said. IL has been able to stay in games with its offense faltering because of three things - aggressive ball pressure defense, offensive rebounding and limiting turnovers.
  • Mike Tyson to open marijuana resort in California

    Mike Tyson to open marijuana resort in California

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    Half of the land will be used to grow marijuana, while the other half will be dedicated to a hydro-feed plant and supply store, an extraction facility, an edible factory, premium "glamping" campgrounds and cabins and an amphitheatre. An opening date for the centre is yet to be announced. Tyson isn't the only one who's excited about the new venture. Mike Tyson has landed a blow for cannabis enthusiasts by breaking ground on a 40-acre marijuana farm in California.
  • Cameron White recalled to Aussie ODI squad

    Cameron White recalled to Aussie ODI squad

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    While cricket lovers are happy for White, they are filthy at selectors for not picking Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell himself conceded that he has not lived up to expectations in the 50-over format as of late as in his last 20 matches, he has only passed fifty in two of his 16 innings.
  • São Paulo interested in Lucas Moura loan

    São Paulo interested in Lucas Moura loan

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    Many have suggested that Lucas has only survived this long in Paris because of Neymar. Lucas Moura's former club Sao Paolo are confident that the winger is close to a transfer to Manchester United from Paris Saint-Germain this month, according to reports in Brazil.
  • Brees, Saints' defense hold off Panthers

    Brees, Saints' defense hold off Panthers

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    But Brees couldn't find an open receiver, was flushed out of the pocket and decided his best option was to throw it up for grabs. Newton was hit in the head by New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata with about nine minutes to go in the game and then fell to the ground as he attempted to jog off the field.
  • Kelly Clarkson: Spanking Her Kids Is Fine; Twitter Disagrees

    Kelly Clarkson: Spanking Her Kids Is Fine; Twitter Disagrees

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    The singer explained her views were partly influenced by her Texas upbringing, claiming smacking was a common parenting tactic in southern U.S. states. "My parents spanked me and I did fine in life", she said. "This show really does complement my desires for this industry". Kelly Clarkson is a mom of two, and revealed Wednesday (Jan.10) that she "is not above spanking" when it comes to discipline.
  • Eric Hosmer offered $147 million to stay with Kansas City Royals

    Eric Hosmer offered $147 million to stay with Kansas City Royals

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    Relatively speaking, is Eric Hosmer worth all of this insane "jack" that is being thrown his way? Now, Hosmer possibly could be the difference maker for say the St. His best offensive season before that-2015-would result in a World Series championship. He could be waiting to see if other suitors emerge. Hosmer, 28, wants a deal that spans at least eight years.
  • Buffalo Bills: 5 Offseason moves the team needs to make

    Buffalo Bills: 5 Offseason moves the team needs to make

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    Jacksonville won, which is ultimately what counts, but nobody who watched that game should walk away from it feeling good about Bortles. This was far from a passing clinic, more like a painful exercise in overcoming poor passing. Jacksonville allowed 119 total yards to Buffalo tailback LeSean McCoy , who gutted it out through a bad ankle in an impressive display of toughness.
  • Yerry Mina officially a Barça player after Palmeiras agree deal

    Yerry Mina officially a Barça player after Palmeiras agree deal

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    Barcelona has reportedly paid €120 million ($144.47 million) to sign Coutinho from Liverpool on a contract that includes a €400 million ($481.3 million) buyout clause. Mina was a key part for Palmeiras when they won the Brazilian league in 2016 and was runner-up a year ago. On Thursday Barcelona have announced their second signing in the January transfer window.
  • Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters to have season-ending surgery

    Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters to have season-ending surgery

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    He shot 39.8 percent from the field overall, including 30.6 percent from 3-point range. Having missed the past seven games with an ankle injury , Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is weighing all of his options as the National Basketball Association season hits its second half.
  • Could Liverpool be the side to end City's unbeaten season?

    Could Liverpool be the side to end City's unbeaten season?

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    They've drawn 2 and they put their near-perfect record on the line when they travel to Anfield this Sunday to face Liverpool . Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield in what should be this weekend's most exciting game. The pair enjoyed a healthy rivalry as bosses of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, which took in the 2013 Champions League final, and has continued in England, adding an extra sub-plot as two of the Premier League's biggest sides meet.
  • Sam Allardyce confirms Everton pursuit of Arsenal's Theo Walcott

    Sam Allardyce confirms Everton pursuit of Arsenal's Theo Walcott

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    He said, "If that is possible to get over the line I would be delighted but obviously there is negotiations that are happening at the moment". Allardyce, who started the transfer window by signing the Turkey worldwide Cenk Tosun, is desperate to bolster Everton's forward line and he believes Walcott has the flawless profile to give his squad the goals they have lacked.
  • The Saints get ready to take on the Vikings

    The Saints get ready to take on the Vikings

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    While the Saints' playoff win over the Panthers created waves in New Orleans, it wasn't as well received in the Carolinas - for obvious reasons. The mayor says it's time for payback. "I think they understand the magnitude of where we're at in the playoffs and that New Orleans is a heck of a football team", Zimmer said Monday afternoon, when the Vikings reconvened for preparation.
  • NFL Notes: Bell threatens to sit out if franchised

    NFL Notes: Bell threatens to sit out if franchised

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    But instead, he went into great detail about his contract hopes and the potential ramifications if those aren't met. "It will eventually come down to me playing on the tag or not", Bell said. Bell rushed for 1,291 yards and caught 85 passes for 655 yards, with 11 total touchdowns in the 2017 season but doesn't seem bothered by the idea of leaving the game of football in his prime.
  • NBA All-Star second voting returns released

    NBA All-Star second voting returns released

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry have taken the overall lead in their respective conferences. However, Durant is still the leader in the Western frontcourt; Curry leads the guards list.
  • Bortles gets playoff win for Jaguars

    Bortles gets playoff win for Jaguars

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    He managed just 20 yards on six carries before leaving in the second quarter of a 36-17 loss to New England and spent the rest of the game watching from the sideline, helpless amid the blowing snow. On the ground, Le'Veon Bell rushed for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns in 321 attempts to lead the way for the Steelers . RB Le'Veon Bell was No.
  • Panthers to make Norv Turner offensive coordinator

    Panthers to make Norv Turner offensive coordinator

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    Scott Turner is an offensive analyst at the University of MI and previously worked for the Panthers as an offensive quality control coordinator from 2011-12. Rivera coached under Turner for four years with the San Diego Chargers , including three as their defensive coordinator before landing the head coaching gig in Carolina.
  • Is Eden Hazard close to a new Chelsea deal?

    Is Eden Hazard close to a new Chelsea deal?

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    But the Belgium worldwide has now quashed rumours that he will leave the Blues by confirming he intends to sign a new deal. "Yes, I think Thibaut first". When asked if he will sign a contract at the Blues, he responded "Yes", then revealed that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will also pen a new deal. The two combined however is pretty good indication that this new deal will indeed happen, despite the never-ending and, frankly, boring Real Madrid rumors.
  • Mark Wood says he wants to be England's 'X-factor bowler'

    Mark Wood says he wants to be England's 'X-factor bowler'

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    Vince averaged 26.88 batting at number three in the Ashes and opener Stoneman averaged 25.77. "Liam has been a player that we have been impressed with for quite some time, having performed well in the county system with Lancashire and over the past couple of years with the England Lions", said England National Selector James Whitaker.
  • Italian manager agrees deal in principle to become Chelsea coach next season

    Italian manager agrees deal in principle to become Chelsea coach next season

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    Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is not being considered despite his availability since he was sacked by Bayern Munich. Beginning with the somewhat unsavory topic of Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho's very public airing of dirty laundry , Vieri sided with his compatriot, saying the Chelsea boss has no choice but to engage with his mind-game obsessed Manchester United counterpart.
  • LeBron James calls out own team as Raptors thrash Cavs

    LeBron James calls out own team as Raptors thrash Cavs

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    There had been moments he passed when teammates expected him to shoot, nearly second-guessing his shot selection rather than sticking to his gut and true game. The Cavs have lost six of their past eight games, the tenor of this season reaching its most curious moment as the league's trade deadline looms February 8.
  • Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

    Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

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    Indiana. But we can collectively forgive Jaylen Brown because he pulled off the move in the most badass possible way Thursday afternoon. The demand is there and the interest is there. Tonight was no different, even against one of the game's most physically imposing players. Horford and Tatum just on two, Irving and Brown on four.
  • How to Watch Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo

    How to Watch Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo

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    On 13 minutes, the No. 10 had Barcelona in front after he converted a cutback from Alba on the half-volley. Suarez, who has found his groove after a tiresome start to season, shot the ball high into the net in the 38th minute off a cross from Sergi Roberto to score his fifth goal in four games.
  • Super Bowl protests won't be ignored, NBC says

    Super Bowl protests won't be ignored, NBC says

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    Pity poor Roger Goodell , he has received a crash course in racial grievance politics and the liberal media's exploitation of the divisive national anthem protests . The 1979 Los Angeles Rams played the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XIV at The Rose Bowl; and the 1984 San Francisco 49ers played the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVIX, played at Stanford Stadium.