• Jose Mourinho expected to sign new long-term contract

    Jose Mourinho expected to sign new long-term contract

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    Mourinho is now midway through the three-year deal he signed when he succeeded Louis van Gaal in May 2016. Shaw is among those set to see their current contracts expire at the end of the season , with Young also occupying that bracket. And he admits United's pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, and a proposed deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the opposite way to Arsenal , is a break from the norm for him.
  • Helmet-to-helmet hit knocks Rob Gronkowski out of AFC championship game

    Helmet-to-helmet hit knocks Rob Gronkowski out of AFC championship game

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    The Patriots initially ruled him "questionable" to return but downgraded him to out at the start of the fourth quarter. The Jaguars were flagged for 15 yards due to unnecessary roughness. "If you go low, you're a dirty player". So there is nothing he can do to make everyone happy and do his job. While the Patriots finished the touchdown scoring drive and are now down 14-10, Gronk's availability or lack thereof is going to be a major in the second half.
  • Roma Won't Rule Out Edin Dzeko, Emerson Palmieri Rumours

    Roma Won't Rule Out Edin Dzeko, Emerson Palmieri Rumours

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    The clubs are reportedly in talks with a deal worth 50m euros plus 10m in add-ons. But Dzeko was caught having a chat with Totti as the Roma squad boarded a train to Milan for this afternoon's clash with Inter. I even read that we're allegedly selling players without their knowledge. In fact it's the opposite, and I say to the fans that our objective is always the same: to improve the squad.
  • Adams stars in OKC's NBA romp over Cavs

    Adams stars in OKC's NBA romp over Cavs

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    The mood was somber and quiet, not the same place. "Playoffs? We can't even start thinking about that, not the way we're playing right now", James said when asked about the team's playoffs chances. After the Cavs got throttled by the Golden State Warriors earlier this week, reports indicated Thomas' teammates were complaining about his poor defense in the loss.
  • Moses opens season's account as Chelsea return to goal-scoring form

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    Andreas Christensen suffered a "simple" concussion in Chelsea's 4-0 win at Brighton but will be fine to train on Sunday, boss Antonio Conte said. Brighton were unfortunate not to earn a penalty after Caballero appeared to upend defender Ezequiel Schelotto , before Chelsea's stand-in keeper did well to beat out Tomer Hemed's header.
  • NFL Fans Shocked At Mel Kiper's Number 1 Pick In Mock Draft

    NFL Fans Shocked At Mel Kiper's Number 1 Pick In Mock Draft

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    They just finished an 0-16 season, and though they drafted Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer in the second round of the 2017 draft, it is unlikely they wouldn't spend one of their two top-five picks on another quarterback. The nugget Kiper tucked in at the bottom is much more interesting than the prospect of drafting Green, who we'll get to in a moment. Other mocks have suggested defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick out of Alabama.
  • Clarkson's 33 points carry Lakers past Pacers

    Clarkson's 33 points carry Lakers past Pacers

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    He sat out his first career matchup against the Lakers two years ago with a stomach virus, and quietly chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds later that season in a game more remembered for Kobe Bryant's last visit to Madison Square Garden. Los Angeles shot 55 percent from the field while IN shot 38.1 percent, including 2 of 25 from 3-point range. Interestingly, the Lakers had their worst shooting night from the free-throw line as they connected on just two of 14 attempts.
  • Vikings Fans Arrive In Philadelphia: 'They Came A Long Way To Lose!'

    Vikings Fans Arrive In Philadelphia: 'They Came A Long Way To Lose!'

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    Although safety Malcolm Jenkins could affect the Vikings wideouts' performances, he won't be able to because he will be occupied in the box, trying to stop the run and limiting tight end Kyle Rudolph's production. "I really don't think anybody is going to, you know, have to flee for cover". "We have to be prepared. We'll just go out and be ourselves". In a battle of backup quarterbacks, Nick Foles against Case Keenum , the biggest story lines will be on the field generals to deliver ...
  • How will the Pittsburgh Steelers replace Todd Haley?

    How will the Pittsburgh Steelers replace Todd Haley?

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    It's likely not a coincidence that there are sources in Pittsburgh putting out word that the player who wants to break the bank in free agency isn't worth as much money as he'd like to think he is. The relationship between veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Haley was said to be irresolute, and often conflicting at times . Munchak has years of experience in the National Football League, not only as a coach, but also as a player.
  • Memphis Depay stunner downs PSG

    Memphis Depay stunner downs PSG

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    Memphis Depay hit an excellent winning goal in the 93rd minute as Lyon defeated PSG 2-1 on Sunday evening. The hosts broke the deadlock after only two minutes in a match filled with high-quality goals, but Layvin Kurzawa 's equaliser right on the stroke of half time appeared to be enough to have earned Unai Emery 's side a point - even after they had seen Dani Alves sent off.
  • Lloris a doubt for Southampton game, confirms Pochettino

    Lloris a doubt for Southampton game, confirms Pochettino

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    This selection will return a half-stakes profit should the capital club win by exactly one-goal and a full-stakes pay-out should Tottenham triumph by two goals or more . Devastatingly the youngster fluffed his lines from eight yards out, squandering a golden opportunity to make St Mary's erupt with joy and give his side a stunning victory.
  • Rafael Nadal reaches Australian Open quarter-finals

    Rafael Nadal reaches Australian Open quarter-finals

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    World No.1 Rafael Nadal has continued his blistering start to the Australian Open , advancing to the round of 16 with victory over Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur . I should have won quicker the fourth, said Cilic who served for the first set at 5-3. After saving two match points and coming back from 5-1 down in the third set of her second-round win, No.
  • Watford sack manager Silva, blame rival club's approach

    Watford sack manager Silva, blame rival club's approach

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    The Hornets swung the axe following a 2-0 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday which meant Silva had only managed to lead the club to one win in their last eleven Premier League games. The Hornets were flying high back in November, but recent poor results have seen them drop to 10th - but only five points clear of the relegation zone.
  • Jack Del Rio Emerges As Top Candidate For Giants' DC Job

    Jack Del Rio Emerges As Top Candidate For Giants' DC Job

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    With a legitimate offensive guru such as Shurmur running the show, Del Rio should be much more at home with the Giants moving forward. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that former Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is one of the top candidates to become Shurmur's defensive coordinator with the Giants.
  • England win 3rd ODI vs Australia to clinch series

    England win 3rd ODI vs Australia to clinch series

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    Perhaps England's ability to chase confidently - their success in the first two ODIs came while batting second - was on Steven Smith's mind when he elected to bowl after winning the toss. The day began with a guest appearance from rugby league star Sam Burgess, who presented Joe Root with his 100th ODI cap. Morgan was given a life on 19 when he was dropped by Smith, who put down a hard chance while diving to his left at midwicket.
  • Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

    Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

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    The Sun report that the transfer of Sanchez, that sees Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction, was finalised earlier today, and the Chilean global is headed to Carrington to meet the team's medical staff. He nearly joined Manchester City on deadline day of the transfer window last summer, after Arsenal accepted a £65m bid for the forward. Asked if he was confident of landing his targets, Conte said: "I give my opinion to my club, but the final decision is for the club".
  • Alexis Sanchez left out of Arsenal squad to face Crystal Palace

    Alexis Sanchez left out of Arsenal squad to face Crystal Palace

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    And it turns out we managed not only to stop them scoring more goals, we got one of our own, which took us to minus-three rather than minus-seven or eight. Neny featured in six games this season in the Premier League , starting four of them against Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion, Watford and Saturday's victory against Crystal Palace , and he participated as a substitute against Brighton Hove Albion and Chelsea .
  • Clint Capela turns in 20 points with 5 rebounds for Rockets

    Clint Capela turns in 20 points with 5 rebounds for Rockets

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    With the win, the Rockets moved within 3½ games of the Warriors, two in the loss column, and clinched the tie-breaker between the teams. With their 116-108 defeat against the Houston Rockets (32-12) in their second showdown at Toyota Center on Saturday night, the Warriors' (37-10) extensive road winning streak was snapped at 14, which tied a franchise record and came within two wins of the National Basketball Association record of 16.
  • Drops 48 points on Oklahoma State

    Drops 48 points on Oklahoma State

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    Fifth-year senior Kendall Smith was equally crucial in the upset effort, piling in 20 points. But K-State has been a bit of a surprise, moving to 3-3 in conference games after throttling fourth-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday, and has lost starting guard Jaylen Fisher indefinitely to a right knee injury.
  • Hey Vikings fans...be careful in Philly

    Hey Vikings fans...be careful in Philly

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    The Patriots have been on top for so long that you can call upon three distinctive periods within New England's run: pre-Spygate, between Spygate and Deflategate, and the ongoing post-Deflategate period. Regardless of how healthy Tom Brady is-or more specifically, how his hand is doing-a day before kickoff remains to be seen. But with homefield advantage and a better kicker, I'm 52 percent confident the Eagles pull it out and advance to the Super Bowl.
  • FA CUP: Nine-man Chelsea beat Norwich on penalties; Wigan, Swansea advance

    FA CUP: Nine-man Chelsea beat Norwich on penalties; Wigan, Swansea advance

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    While Shearer said the decision to book Morata - who then earned a red card for his reaction - was correct, colleague Jermaine Jenas was not so sure. Morata, who only came on in the 81st minute to replace goalscorer Michy Batshuayi , was then sent off just four minutes later after he got a yellow card for simulation and another for protesting with referee Graham Scott over the decision.
  • Iwobi shines as Arsenal crush Palace

    Iwobi shines as Arsenal crush Palace

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    For the second straight game, Arsene Wenger left Sanchez out of his matchday squad and the Frenchman seems poised for a pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a replacement after Borussia Dortmund confirmed the Gunners had made a bid, thought to be in the region of €50m.
  • Federer says get on with it as Australian Open defends heat policy

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    Still aiming for a first major, top-ranked Simona Halep , a two-time French Open finalist, held off 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in a night match. In a third-round match against Angelique Kerber that was hyped as being worthy of a final, only one player competed at a championship level. The tournament's extreme heat policy calls for the roofs to be closed on the main show courts and play to be suspended on outer courts when the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius ...
  • Nets' comeback fueled by bench play and one small adjustment

    Nets' comeback fueled by bench play and one small adjustment

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    This was just the second win in the past eight games for Brooklyn, which also got 15 points from starting point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, including eight points in the final 3:13. Whiteside led Miami with 22 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots, his second consecutive impressive performance. He entered the game averaging 12.5 points in his past two games, but was just 10-of-26 from the floor.
  • Tom Brady (thumb) questionable for Patriots vs. Jags

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    Now we will see if said thumb will stand in the way of needing another hand to wear some more jewelry. Brady injured his throwing hand Wednesday, after reportedly jamming his hand when a teammate accidentally ran into him during practice.
  • Government shutdown blocks overseas troops from watching title games

    Government shutdown blocks overseas troops from watching title games

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    With the federal government shutting down at midnight Saturday, there were a number of changes to the routine that men and women in the armed forces have grown accustomed to following. The loss of AFN programming means US military personnel overseas had to find another way to watch the NFL's NFC and AFC football championship games.
  • Didn't want to be alive, says Phelps

    Didn't want to be alive, says Phelps

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    On Friday, Michael Phelps candidly discussed his mental health and struggles with depression, something that he has opened up about significantly over the past few years. "(Mental illness) has a stigma around it and that's something we still deal with every day. "I would say "04 was probably the first depression spell I went through".
  • West Shrine Game to kickoff Saturday at Tropicana Field

    West Shrine Game to kickoff Saturday at Tropicana Field

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    Shimonek threw for 3,963 yards with a 66.5 completion percentage in 2017. Wisconsin's Natrell Jamerson put the West on the board with a 68-yard fumble recovery for a 7-0 lead. South Florida's Quentin Flowers was another dual-threat quarterback expected to showcase his passing skills after excelling in a spread offense at USF.
  • Liverpool dealt blow as target signs extension with Man City

    Liverpool dealt blow as target signs extension with Man City

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    Guardiola wants a quick reaction to show that Anfield was a minor stumble on their procession to the title. Newcastle United are a team that is not playing well. David Silva was in fantastic form during his side's record 18-match winning run in the Premier League , but understandably after the premature birth of his son he has been often absent from the City side.
  • Alex Iwobi wants more consistency from Arsenal

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    Nacho Monreal capitalised on shambolic defending to score the first and then tee up the next two for Alex Iwobi and Laurent Koscielny before the returning Mesut Ozil , back after missing three games with a knee injury, played a key role in Alexandre Lacazette's marvellous fourth.
  • Moses on target as Chelsea rediscover scoring touch to thrash Brighton

    Moses on target as Chelsea rediscover scoring touch to thrash Brighton

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    Caballero hacked down Ezequiel Schelotto , on 16 minutes - but referee Jonathan Moss ignored the justified penalty pleas. Chjelsea's Other goals came from Willian and Victor Moses . After previously scoring just once in four games in all competitions, Chelsea had two inside six minutes at the Amex. Albion pressed for a goal back at the start of the second half, and Davy Propper was narrowly denied by the woodwork on 50 minutes into the half as his header from Gross' cross came ...
  • Zion Williamson surprised even Coach K by choosing Duke

    Zion Williamson surprised even Coach K by choosing Duke

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    The local stardom turned national and eventually worldwide. Drake wore his jersey in an Instagram post. The move means the Blue Devils now have the number 1, 2, and 3 prospects in America using ESPN's rankings. Can Williamson power through bigger players at the college level? Williamson could wind up being a star at the college level who has legitimate National Basketball Association question marks.
  • Jose Mourinho set to sign new five-year deal with Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho set to sign new five-year deal with Manchester United

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    Besides Europe, they are also alive in the FA Cup and are second in the domestic league campaign to show that the season could bring in more cheer. The 36-year-old had a procedure to correct that issue and is now back in training as he targets a return to the pitch in what is his 12th and likely final season as a United player.
  • Manchester City plan birthday gift for Guardiola

    Manchester City plan birthday gift for Guardiola

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    I'm hopeful that Arsenal will get sixth because I don't know where the next win is coming from and I wouldn't be surprised if they missed out on Europe altogether. Advanced regularly to join the attack, but also got his foot in on at least two crucial moments as Newcastle threatened. However, they still have a 12 point lead at the top of the table over their nearest rivals Manchester United .
  • Arsenal target Malcom mulling Bordeaux exit

    Arsenal target Malcom mulling Bordeaux exit

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    And to provide more credibility to Spurs' interest in Malcom it has been claimed that Pochettino is a huge fan of the young Brazilian winger. Goal understands that Arsenal have pulled out of the race to sign Malcom in the January window , although would be willing to discuss a transfer in the summer.
  • Angelique Kerber beats Maria Sharapova to reach Australian Open fourth round

    Angelique Kerber beats Maria Sharapova to reach Australian Open fourth round

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    In the cool of the evening on day six - after a three-day heatwave that scorched the field and common-sense thinking - Federer took under two hours to beat Richard Gasquet for the 17th time in 19 matches. Unseeded Russian Sharapova, back in Melbourne after testing positive for a banned substance following her quarter-final defeat by Serena Williams here in 2016, which resulted in a 15-month ban, had looked menacing in the opening two rounds.
  • UFC 220: Miocic vs

    UFC 220: Miocic vs

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    Gian Villante, Thomas Almeida and Rob Font are other bigger names who will be fighting on the main card. Above is live video of the event's post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Miocic and Ngannou comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC ).
  • Ohio State vs Northwestern basketball odds: point spread, start time, prediction

    Ohio State vs Northwestern basketball odds: point spread, start time, prediction

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    Ohio State (16-5-4, 9-2-4-3 WCHA) led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by Emma Maltaias, but the Buckeyes needed late goals from Charly Dahlquist and Liz Schepers to secure the win. This was the smallest margin of Ohio State's 16 victories, 14 of which were by double digits. "We didn't always play our best, but this is one we'll feel good about", Holtmann said.
  • Luckless James McCarthy suffers apparent broken leg

    Luckless James McCarthy suffers apparent broken leg

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    The injury-hit McCarthy was on the receiving end of a challenge from Solomon Rondon during their Premier League encounter on Saturday. Jay Rodriguez put the away side 1-0 in front in the 7th minute at Goodison Park but the major talking point came after half-time as Rondon was put through on goal to double the Baggies' lead.