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The star receiver was not at practice Friday - typically a sign of a Steeler's eventual absence from the game day lineup under Tomlin - but Tomlin explained that Brown was sent home with an illness. "But what people don't necessarily see is how hard that player works on the tape, in practice, how competitive he is in practice". Brown, who led the National Football League in receptions despite having his regular season cut short by the injury, returned to practice Monday and was a full ...
  • Irish abortion plan 'may be step too far'

    Irish abortion plan 'may be step too far'

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    It was a private and personal matter and there was a diversity of views in "almost every household in the country", Mr Varadkar added. While Varadkar has said that his Cabinet would take a collective decision on whether to hold a referendum, he has said that ministers would be able to "dissent" from that.
  • UFC 221: Robert Whittaker issues statement on withdrawal from Luke Rockhold bout

    UFC 221: Robert Whittaker issues statement on withdrawal from Luke Rockhold bout

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    According to UFC officials, per ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto , the local favorite has withdrawn from his scheduled UFC 221 bout with Luke Rockhold because of an undisclosed injury. Because of the change in main event, fans will be able to request full refunds of purchased tickets for UFC 221. With Rockhold Vs Romero established as the new main event, UFC 221 proceeds with a card that will also feature Mark Hunt Vs Curtis Blaydes in the co-main event slot.
  • Heynckes pleased with Bayern discipline

    Heynckes pleased with Bayern discipline

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    This time Vidal saw a header blocked after Arjen Robben's corner from the right. As well as Neuer, Heynckes remains without the services of Thiago, Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels , although Lewandowski and Hummels have returned to training.
  • Kerber wins Sydney title in flawless start to 2018

    Kerber wins Sydney title in flawless start to 2018

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    The victory continues her fine start to 2018, having now won eight consecutive matches including the Hopman Cup. Kerber has defeated some class players to get this deep into the tournament, beating Venus Williams, Dominika Cibulkova, Camila Giorgi and Lucie Safarova, dropping just one set en route to the final.
  • Bulls pull off 122-119 win over Knicks in double overtime

    Bulls pull off 122-119 win over Knicks in double overtime

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    Houston's rebounding was their largest strength. Kris Dunn led the way with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, while Niko Mirotic posted 19 points off the bench. Chicago covered as a 2-point favorite and the game finished with a total of 179 points, which was 29 points below the projected point total of 208 points.
  • Rodney Hood Slaps Cell Phone Out Of Fans Hand

    Rodney Hood Slaps Cell Phone Out Of Fans Hand

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    Both teams will come in well-rested as Washington's last game was on Saturday and Utah's last game was on Sunday, so it will fun to see a couple of fresh teams do battle on the hardwood. What do you want me to say?" Rubio's jumper after one of the Wizards' nine turnovers in the quarter put the Jazz up 83-75. This time, Utah proved to be another tough matchup and swept the season series with Washington, which fell to 0-2 at the start of a five-game homestand.
  • Liverpool pose test of City's bid for immortality

    Liverpool pose test of City's bid for immortality

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    Klopp will surely have learnt something from Bristol City's heroic, attacking performance on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup, only going down 2-1 after a victor from sub Sergio Aguero deep into stoppage time . Wijnaldum, Can and Oxlade-Chamberlain should start in the center of the park for the Reds . And Ilkay Gundogan, who worked with Klopp whilst the two were at Dortmund, also revealed that he rejected Liverpool in favour of joining Man City that same summer.
  • Scouting Report: Jaguars, Divisional Week

    Scouting Report: Jaguars, Divisional Week

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    The Steelers got a first-round bye as the AFC's number two seed, giving him an extra week to heal. "It will be a challenge for our guys up front. I acknowledge from my position that if you are going to be what you desire to be you are going to need plays from young people, but I am not surprised by what they have delivered us".
  • Does Manchester United's Hernandez interest suggest a West Ham error?

    Does Manchester United's Hernandez interest suggest a West Ham error?

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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still out with a follow-up injury after damaging his cruciate ligament and Romelu Lukaku is struggling at times. Manchester United are now the frontrunners to sign Sanchez with Manchester City ready to drop out of the race as they are unwilling to meet Arsenal's asking price.
  • LeBron James suffers worst loss of season as Cavs keep reeling

    LeBron James suffers worst loss of season as Cavs keep reeling

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    HORNETS 99, JAZZ 88: Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to lead Charlotte, at home, to its fourth victory in six games. With the win, the Pacers have clinched the season series over the Cavs. After the game, James apparently was not interested in diagnosing the Cavs' problems. After ripping off an 18-1 run, the Cavs started a hellacious stretch of 10 out of 12 on the highway.
  • Curry-less Warriors blast Bucks

    Curry-less Warriors blast Bucks

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    That's exactly what Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant had in mind when he faked Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo out of his shoes on Friday night at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Malcom Brogdon had 17 and Tony Snell 11. The Warriors won't have much time to enjoy the win, as they will be back in action on Saturday when they visit the Raptors on the back end of a back-to-back.
  • Mariota, Henry the key for Titans

    Mariota, Henry the key for Titans

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    But Cam Newton made plenty of plays with his legs as the Carolina Panthers departed Gillette Stadium with a win in Week 4. New England and Tennessee have met just seven times in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick Era with the Patriots holding a 6-1 record in those games including a playoff win in January of 2004.
  • Pacers come from behind, defeat Cavaliers 97-95

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    By now, you'd think Pacer fans would stop writing their team off after a slow start. In games where they allow less than 100 points, Cleveland is 10-1 and IN is 11-1. James told USA TODAY Sports that he's able to watch his sons' games on video, and his sister-in-law also records games. He made play after play down the stretch, and when the game was over, the Pacers' showman was celebrating.
  • Will a bowler to be sacrificed to bolster India's batting?

    Will a bowler to be sacrificed to bolster India's batting?

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    Set 208 for victory, India were bowled out for 135 in under 43 overs. That's how India were able to get their act together with both bat and ball to win the few overseas Tests they have won. Meanwhile, Parthiv Patel and KL rahul could make it to India's playing XI, as the Men in Blue hope to level the series. "We still talk about combinations that we will go with but it is about getting the right balance".
  • Billie Jean King wants Margaret Court Arena's name changed

    Billie Jean King wants Margaret Court Arena's name changed

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    Her tennis prowess, though, has long ceased to matter. I believe in marriage as a union between a man and a woman as stated in the Bible. Does her language matter? Court said people should vote no "for the sake of Australia, our children, and our children's children".
  • Nadal, Federer seeded 1st and 2nd for Australian Open

    Nadal, Federer seeded 1st and 2nd for Australian Open

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    Dimitrov said he's a better player than he was when he lost the semifinal here previous year to Nadal , and Zverev is aiming to go deep into the second week for the first time at a major. However, 16-time Grand Slam Champion is positive ahead of the Australian Open and is rearing to go and is motivated ahead of the tournament. If he wins Australian Open , it will be his 17th grand slam and will also put him in an elite list of few players who have won all the Grand Slams at least twice ...
  • Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram also under ED scanner along with Karti

    Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram also under ED scanner along with Karti

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    Reacting to ED raids senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said, "Not surprised by the malicious vendetta being unleashed against senior Congress leaders including P Chidambaram and his son". "We have been asked to appear before the directorate on 30 January". The Airtel-Maxis case was part of the wider 2G scam that engulfed the UPA regime.
  • Brian Harman seizes second-round lead at Sony Open

    Brian Harman seizes second-round lead at Sony Open

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    Koepka, the younger brother of U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, was among the morning starters and set the clubhouse target by hitting an eagle and seven birdies in his third tournament of his debut season on the European Tour. Peter Malnati, Daisuke Kataoka, Matt Every and Tom Hoge opened with five-under 65s. Spieth's next two shots also hit wood and stayed in the rough before he managed to gouge his fifth shot into a greenside bunker, from where he took three more to get down as he ...
  • Take 5: Matchups that will decide Jaguars-Steelers

    Take 5: Matchups that will decide Jaguars-Steelers

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    The Steelers also won't underestimate Jacksonville this time. Is that a fair criticism of the season that Bortles and the Jaguars are having? Jacksonville (10-6) is at Pittsburgh (13-3). The unit recorded 55 sacks on the season, second to only the Steelers . While Roethlisberger could have trouble making plays consistently against a stupid-good pass defense, the Jags are somewhat beatable on the ground.
  • Bautista Agut upsets Del Potro in Auckland final

    Bautista Agut upsets Del Potro in Auckland final

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    Del Potro beat Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in his quarter-final. Bautista Agut came flying out the blocks, breaking del Potro three times in the opening set to close it out in just 30 minutes. Juan Martin raised his game after a bad start, facing just 2 break points in the rest of the match, and he even had a chance to send the match into a deciding tie break, wasting a break point in the last game of the match that could increase his odds of winning the first Auckland title in ...
  • Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison after one season

    Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison after one season

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    Under Dennison the Bills stumbled and were one of the worst offensive teams in the league ranking 29th in total offense (302 yards per game), 31st in passing and sixth in rushing. Shula was on staff with McDermott in Carolina for six years, so there's an obvious connection there. "In fact, the real honest truth was what we coached that week was to be poised", said McDermott.
  • Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring

    Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring

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    Telegraph on Friday in a new interview ahead of his return to golf at the Abu Dhabi Championship next week. "For now, I just need to stay on top of it and have to stay fit", the Northern Irishman told the newspaper. "I'm not hung up on it". "I got injured at the Players and should have said, 'Yeah, I'll miss a major, ' because I was only there to get by and you can't win a major by 'getting by.' The season just went on, had a bit of a chance at The Open, but, I really needed these 3 ½ ...
  • 'I don't need more Grand Slam titles

    'I don't need more Grand Slam titles

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    Serena has a history of blood clots , and had been off her anticoagulant meds because of the surgery. The day after the operation, she fell ill and doctors found several small clots in her lungs. "That's a different feeling for me". "That was an awesome feeling", she told Vogue . Serena Williams is just one of many Black moms who experience serious complications during or after childbirth, and is more clear evidence that not enough is being done to make sure Glack moms get the ...
  • Can not win Tests if you lose wickets in clusters, says Virat Kohli

    Can not win Tests if you lose wickets in clusters, says Virat Kohli

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    That move raised a lot of eyebrows even though captain Virat Kohli justified the decision by saying that Rohit was selected on current form . Compare that with Ajinkya Rahane , who has scored close to just 300 runs in the last seven Test matches, including a 132 in Sri Lanka in August previous year.
  • Will Muschamp gets new contract at South Carolina

    Will Muschamp gets new contract at South Carolina

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    After serving as a defensive coach with coordinating stints aplenty, Muschamp earned his first head coaching gig with the Florida Gators in 2011. Muschamp got his coaching start as a graduate assistant at Auburn in 1995. Lattimore, who coached the last two years at nearby Heathwood Hall, became a SC legend nearly immediately upon arrival in 2010. Lattimore might know that area of relationship and community building better than anyone because of his involvement with local football camps as ...
  • National Football League playoff picks: Divisional round

    National Football League playoff picks: Divisional round

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    Here's my picks for the divisional round . But can you trust Nick Foles to lead Philadelphia to victory? He didn't look good against Oakland or Dallas in a limited role. Fournette dominated in the last meeting with 28 carries for 181 yards and two touchdowns. First, the Falcons collapsed in the Super Bowl, but then just a couple days ago it looked like the Georgia Bulldogs were going to win the National Championship.but lost in overtime to Alabama.
  • Liverpool Fight For One Of Europe's Biggest Talents

    Liverpool Fight For One Of Europe's Biggest Talents

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    While his performance in 2017 was enough to get him U.S. Soccer's award for male player of the year , Pulisic admitted that the pain of missing out on the World Cup in 2018 is something that will haunt him for at least another four years.
  • Stoke want Quique Sanchez Flores to replace Mark Hughes

    Stoke want Quique Sanchez Flores to replace Mark Hughes

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    Martin O'Neill, the Republic of Ireland manager, is still regarded as an attractive option by chairman Peter Coates but Flores could make his return to English football next week. Russell said: "It's been a bit hard with a manager gone who is really well-respected in the club". The Sun cites reports in Spain which claim the former Valencia, Benfica and Atletico Madrid manager, could still take charge of Espanyol against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
  • Rafael Benitez: 'Newcastle United are working on transfers'

    Rafael Benitez: 'Newcastle United are working on transfers'

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    However, while Benitez may be prepared to do business with some of his fringe players - Jack Colback is perhaps the most high-profile - he has no intention of cashing in on men he believes can aid the club's cause. We don't have any offers. "We have until the 31st of January and I am confident that we will do what we have to do", he said. Newcastle are 13th in the division ahead of this afternoon's home game against basement club Swansea City.
  • Gregg Popovich on LaVar Ball: 'Just Another Fan in the Peanut Gallery'

    Gregg Popovich on LaVar Ball: 'Just Another Fan in the Peanut Gallery'

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    Ever since LaVar Ball criticized Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton , the Lakers have won three straight games, including last night's 93-81 victory over the San Antonio Spurs . Two-time National Basketball Association champion Gasol made clever passes which resulted in points. Aldridge scored eight points and Ingram secured nine in the period.
  • What to Watch For: Jets vs Patriots

    What to Watch For: Jets vs Patriots

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    Burkhead was not in the game on Sunday due to injury, but Gillislee had a handful of yards and a touchdown. The Patriots jumped out to an early lead and never gave the Jets a chance. "I like having the ball". Once again, there wasn't much at all by way of the return game, but the Pats did just fine without it. Belichick was also spotted during warm-ups just wearing shorts and t-shirt, despite the chilly temperature.
  • Patriots vs. Titans: 3 keys to the game, fun facts, prediction

    Patriots vs. Titans: 3 keys to the game, fun facts, prediction

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    The Titans already did it once against the Kansas City Chiefs this past weekend, but will need a little more luck to take down the team that most see as the best in football . The third-year quarterback displayed toughness, accuracy and composure, all amidst the sixth-largest postseason collapse ever. "The marquee matchup, and we expect a tremendous amount of balanced action", Kornegay said.
  • Neymar's Barcelona to PSG move was a 'step back' - Ronaldo

    Neymar's Barcelona to PSG move was a 'step back' - Ronaldo

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    Good Morning and Welcome to our round up of the Spanish Papers, which focus on claims that Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of Neymar from Paris Saint Germain . And he'll be hoping to get on the scoresheet again when they take on Claudio Ranieri's Nantes this weekend. Do you agree with Ronaldo's opinion? His decision may have made him the most expensive player of all time, but a move to Ligue 1 is surely a step back in his pursuit of glory.
  • Manny Machado, Orioles Avoid Arbitration With $16 Million Deal

    Manny Machado, Orioles Avoid Arbitration With $16 Million Deal

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    Britton, who is recovering from surgery to fix a ruptured right Achilles tendon suffered during an offseason workout last month, isn't expected to return until June at the earliest. Machado, who can become a free agent after this season, hit.259 with 33 homers and 95 RBIs previous year, when he made $11.5 million. As a Super Two qualifier, Britton was the beneficiary of four arbitration-eligible seasons, and received a $4.65 million raise following a star-studded 2016 season that saw him ...
  • Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Keller Group plc (LON:KLR)?

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    About 13,902 shares traded. Safestore Holdings plc (LON:SAFE) has 0.00% since January 11, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. The firm presently has a "buy" rating on the stock. Berenberg maintained Safestore Holdings plc (LON:SAFE) on Friday, January 20 with "Buy" rating. Sidoti maintained it with "Buy" rating and $106 target in Thursday, May 26 report.
  • 20-Year-Old Florida Man Claims $451M Mega Millions Jackpot

    20-Year-Old Florida Man Claims $451M Mega Millions Jackpot

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    Missler says he had a feeling he might win and he hopes to use the money to pursue a variety of passions, help his family, and do some good for humanity. Shane said he wasn't really surprised that he had won. The largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time was $656 million in March 2012. "If there is one thing I have learned thus far in my short time on this earth is that those who maintain a positive mindset and stay true to themselves get rewarded", he said.
  • Leipzig again rule out early Keita Liverpool move

    Leipzig again rule out early Keita Liverpool move

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    An Irish Liverpool fanatic has posted a video online of a chant he'd like to hear on the terraces as Jurgen Klopp's side take on Manchester City this Sunday. "I played with N'Golo for a season and there was not really a game I didn't enjoy playing next to him". As these stats show, despite Murphy's claims to the contrary, Keita is a far more dynamic and creative presence in midfield than, say, a Henderson or a Mascherano.