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But rather than bringing the club and fans closer together, the modern design instead sparked a huge backlash, with over 70,000 people signing a petition to have it immediately changed. "I genuinely feel excited about the passion of Leeds fans". "Once we heard that there was a desire for change to help herald a new era for club, it became of primary importance that the new crest clearly reflected who we are".
  • Inauguration of Pope a blessing for Australia

    Inauguration of Pope a blessing for Australia

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    Warne's heroics were played out some five months before Pope was even born, and the teen wasn't able to bring those matches to mind, but there was more than a hint of Warne in his animated, nearly aggressive celebrations as he ran through England , as well as his ability to wrest control of a contest that was fast getting away from his team.
  • Baker Mayfield highlights quarterbacks for Giants to watch at Senior Bowl

    Baker Mayfield highlights quarterbacks for Giants to watch at Senior Bowl

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    And, they both like to show emotion on the field and flaunt some of their fun off the field. On a snap in which a Denver assistant coach repeatedly shouted, "Here's the game!" to signify the final play of one-on-ones, Mayfield's throw to Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe failed to connect, though in fairness, this was more due to a great break on the ball by Texas A&M safety Armani Watts, one of several North defensive backs who enjoyed strong debuts themselves on Tuesday.
  • Wozniacki beats Mertens, reaches 1st Australian Open final

    Wozniacki beats Mertens, reaches 1st Australian Open final

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    Wozniacki would play the victor of the other semifinal encounter between Simona Halep and A Kerber. The 27-year-old, seeded second, saw off the world number 37, 6-3 7-6 (7-2) in Melbourne. She had made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2011. She said: "It means so much to me". I just tried to stay calm and I was lucky to get the win.
  • Michael Beasley has an enormous fan in Kevin Durant

    Michael Beasley has an enormous fan in Kevin Durant

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    Durant was hit with his first technical in the third quarter after he slammed the ball in frustration, thinking he had a clean block from behind on a Willy Hernangomez layup attempt. He was looking to try to tech me up to get me back because he's still in his feelings from the first half. I was like, man, I was wondering why he was coming at me so hard.
  • Alexis Sanchez responds to Keown criticism after United move

    Alexis Sanchez responds to Keown criticism after United move

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    Wenger admitted last week that Arsenal can not compete financially with either United or Manchester City amid suggestions Sanchez had signed a £500,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford . Sanchez arrived to work in the United Kingdom in 2014 after moving to Arsenal from Barcelona , so therefore must apply for an extension to his existing permit.
  • Westbrook: George All-Star Snub Is Outrageous

    Westbrook: George All-Star Snub Is Outrageous

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    I think it's just outrageous, in my opinion", Westbrook said, demonstrably closing his eyes and shaking his head. While Westbrook himself was named an All-Star reserve this season, George-who is averaging 20.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.1 steals per game during his first season with the Thunder-was left off the team when the reserves were revealed on Tuesday.
  • FINALS BLOW. . . Zim lose to Bangladesh in tri-series

    FINALS BLOW. . . Zim lose to Bangladesh in tri-series

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    Sunzamul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman resisted Zimbabwe's charge with a 26-run ninth wicket stand before Mustafizur and Rubel Hossain scrambled together a further 20 runs to drag Bangladesh to some respectability. The left-hander said that stepping out to hit a spinner when the team had lost Shakib, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad was the wrong choice of shot, and added that if he had stayed for another five to six overs Bangladesh may have scored around 230-240 runs and he could ...
  • Roger Federer reaches to the Quarterfinals of Australian Open 2018

    Roger Federer reaches to the Quarterfinals of Australian Open 2018

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    Federer admitted Berdych's hot start had left him feeling the heat and in search of a different strategy. It was only the second time in his career he's retired during a Grand Slam match. With the latest victory, Chung became the first Asian in 86 years to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open since Japan's Jiro Sato did so in 1932.
  • Boston Celtics forward Al Horford named to NBA All-Star reserve team

    Boston Celtics forward Al Horford named to NBA All-Star reserve team

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    Hayward has been out since the opening game of the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers when he suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle in his left leg less than six minutes into the game after he landed awkwardly on the hardwood after going up for alley-oop from Kyrie Irving .
  • James McCarthy injury: Everton midfielder recovering after operation

    James McCarthy injury: Everton midfielder recovering after operation

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    Coleman has been one of the Premier League's top right backs for years now, and if he's able to get back to anything like the form he was in prior to Neil Taylor's grotesque challenge, the league will be better for it. The two Irishman are very close both on and off the pitch but the timing of their injuries has halted the possibility of them playing together again.
  • National Basketball Association wants regulated sports betting market, for a price

    National Basketball Association wants regulated sports betting market, for a price

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    Spillane said the National Basketball Association wants legislation that would include at least five key main components - the 1% haul of gambling action, bet monitoring and other methods of detecting illicit gambling activity, the right for leagues to restrict some betting action on events at their discretion, consumer protection requirements like age restrictions and a framework to allow for betting through digital platforms rather than just casinos.
  • Le'Veon Bell confident on getting long-term extension with Pittsburgh Steelers

    Le'Veon Bell confident on getting long-term extension with Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Bell and the Steelers engaged in a much-publicized contract standoff heading into the 2017 campaign, resulting in the All-Pro holding out through the beginning of the September. That's the goal. That's what I want to do. I might have to give a little. "I think just because the fact that I had a good season", he said. "So we have to get it done".
  • 'I Was Burdened Out': Tom Brady Opens Up About Hand Damage

    'I Was Burdened Out': Tom Brady Opens Up About Hand Damage

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    Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich believes spreading the ball around on offense has worked throughout the season, and there is no reason to change that philosophy in the Super Bowl . Head coach Bill Belichik guided his squad to a 13-3 record during the regular season; and in the postseason, stepped over the Titans and Jaguars to get back in the NFL's championship game.
  • JPMorgan rolls out $20b investment plan after tax gains

    JPMorgan rolls out $20b investment plan after tax gains

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    Saturna Capital CORP now owns 17,923 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,574,000 after acquiring an additional 1,470 shares in the last quarter. Sandy Spring Bancorporation stated it has 1.34% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. Cwm Ltd Company owns 12,557 shares or 0.06% of their U.S. portfolio.
  • Brad Marchand Suspended 5 Games

    Brad Marchand Suspended 5 Games

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    The 27-year-old Swede missed an entire month of action earlier this season as he recovered from a concussion he sustained November 1 when he crashed hard into the boards early in a game against the Vancouver Canucks. This is an offensive, not a defensive maneuver, and can not be excused as accidental or defensive contact. Marchand didn't receive a penalty on the play, but the league has definitely sent a message by sitting him for this many games.
  • Mascherano joins galaxy of stars in China

    Mascherano joins galaxy of stars in China

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    Barcelona released a statement earlier this week confirming Mascherano would leave for China but the identity of the club was not revealed until Wednesday morning. The Brazilian playmaker is in line to make his debut for his new side in the Copa del Rey second leg tie against rivals Espanyol on Thursday. Mascherano was originally signed by Barcelona as a midfielder, but dropped back into defense, where he has spent most of his career at the Camp Nou .
  • Seeded Simona Halep Coasts to Australian Open Semifinals

    Seeded Simona Halep Coasts to Australian Open Semifinals

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    Kerber has re-fired that marvelous, jackrabbit-quick game. Leading 4-2 and with the advantage confirmed, the German kept imposing her dominance as she went on to hold and be just one game away from the semifinals. The former doubles world number one negated the pace of Kerber's power game with a delightful mixture of drop shots, lobs and finessed groundstrokes that had the Rod Laver Arena crowd enraptured.
  • FSU's Deondre Francois investigated in domestic violence incident, per report

    FSU's Deondre Francois investigated in domestic violence incident, per report

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    She also said Francois smoked marijuana recently, according to the report. She then threw a vase across the room and tried to pull a television off the wall, Francois told authorities. He also doubted whether Lindsey is pregnant because he said she is "known to make up lies", according to the report. Francois missed the rest of the season past year after he suffered a torn Patella tendon in the season-opening loss to Alabama.
  • Hawks rookie Collins named to Rising Stars game for All-Star weekend

    Hawks rookie Collins named to Rising Stars game for All-Star weekend

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    He's shooting 48 percent from the field, 39 percent from three-point and almost 83 percent from the free-throw line. Bogdanovic is averaging 11.4 points, seventh among rookies, and 3.0 assists. Cameroon's Embiid, already tabbed as an All-Star Game starter, could play alongside Australia's Simmons on the World team against the United States in the game for first- and second-year players.
  • Roger Federer through to Australian Open quarter-finals

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    After winning over Novak Djokovic in the Round of 16, Chung is now in the semifinal of Australian Open 2018 by defeating Tennys Sandgren . He is now in his seventh Australian Open quarter-final with Federer, who knocked him out in the third round previous year, looming.
  • I've always dreamed of playing for Arsenal — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    I've always dreamed of playing for Arsenal — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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    Players won't go to City because they think they're a bigger, more historic club than United. 'He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige'.
  • Leeds United fans unimpressed by 'horrible' new badge

    Leeds United fans unimpressed by 'horrible' new badge

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    Yorkshire and England cricketer Jonny Bairstow described the badge as "absolutely shocking". The Championship side are scrapping their current badge, which they have had for almost 20 years, and replacing it with a new badge. Managing director Angus Kinnear told Sky Sports: "We got a wealth of input from more than 10,000 supporters". No history, no real symbolism, just generic, bland, cheesy crap to try and sell more shirts to people who have no idea who we are.
  • Celtics play Lakers anew

    Celtics play Lakers anew

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    As for the Celtics, that drops them to 34-14 on the season. ". We were talking a little bit". He scored 25 against Golden State, went toe-to-toe for as long as he could with James Harden when he scored 38 and hit 7-of-10 3s in a win before dropping 31 on Minnesota on Christmas.
  • Panthers did not violate concussion protocol after injury to QB Cam Newton

    Panthers did not violate concussion protocol after injury to QB Cam Newton

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    Newton's awkward attempt to take a knee on the field was the result of a right knee injury sustained earlier in the game that made it hard for him to bend the knee normally, the review determined. Newton returned on the next series and threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Christian McCaffrey on the third play of the possession.
  • Chelsea agree deal to sign Dzeko from Roma

    Chelsea agree deal to sign Dzeko from Roma

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    Though, there is one thing that has saw the move stall. Edin Dzeko was a useful player for Manchester City and seems to have improved during his time in Italy. Chelsea have looked short of options with Conte not fully trusting the academy players and a number of fringe players. He will be joined at Stamford Bridge by his current teammate Emerson Palmieri , whose transfer equates to around €25m.
  • Undefeated UCF team will be honored at Pro Bowl

    Undefeated UCF team will be honored at Pro Bowl

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    And Gov. Rick Scott declared them national champs . On Monday, UCF announced that its football team will be honored by the NFL on January 28 at the Pro Bowl "in the wake of its national championship" and undefeated season. - UCF has added a "national champions" banner to its football practice fields outside Spectrum Stadium. Of course, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots are playing in Super Bowl LII next Sunday in Minneapolis so they will have no players competing in the ...
  • Aymeric Laporte Reportedly Agrees Deal with Manchester City

    Aymeric Laporte Reportedly Agrees Deal with Manchester City

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    He has a £56million release clause but City are willing to pay it. Marca are now confident that City will have their man by the start of next week and suspicions that the deal is all but done have been heightened by the fact that Betting has been suspended on the Laporte to City deal .
  • Roger Federer maintains ideal record to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

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    Federer will take on Marton Fucsovics in the fourth round. Six-time victor Djokovic had treatment on his lower back and leg but saw off Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3. "I wouldn't want my kids to be the only ones who don't play tennis, so with my wife we have sort of a little requirement on things they have to do in their life, and tennis is unfortunately one of them".
  • Eugenie Bouchard is going to the Super Bowl with her Twitter date

    Eugenie Bouchard is going to the Super Bowl with her Twitter date

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    Goehrke made a wager with tennis star Genie Bouchard that the Patriots would come back, and defeat the Falcons. The tennis pro, ranked No. 81 in the world, replied "OMG". The duo look set to head back to where it all began after an invitation from the NFL Canada twitter account. Bouchard was down with the idea and asked Goehrke if he'd be interested.
  • Sanchez to United 'match made in heaven' - Hargreaves

    Sanchez to United 'match made in heaven' - Hargreaves

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    Sanchez had been a key performer for Arsenal since his arrival three and a half seasons ago but, with his contract set to expire in the summer, they opted to swap the forward for Mkhitaryan . "City have some unbelievable players, but winning the league this year doesn't mean anything". They're not serial winners. 63 - Outings in all competitions for Manchester United .
  • National Football League rejects AMVETS 'Please Stand' Super Bowl ad

    National Football League rejects AMVETS 'Please Stand' Super Bowl ad

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    In addition to encouraging attendees to stand during the national anthem , the ad also encouraged people to donate $20 to AMVETS , ABC News reported . "AMVets ( sic ) submitted an ad last Wednesday with the line "Please Stand" (no hashtag)", McCarthy continued. The Eagles and the Patriots both won their respective conference championships to advance to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
  • Cubs having active talks with free agent pitcher Darvish

    Cubs having active talks with free agent pitcher Darvish

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    It was reported Monday that the Cubs are having "active talks" with Darvish, but teams like the Brewers, Dodgers, Yankees, and Rangers are also in the mix here. - Darvish, 31, has been pretty good no matter who has caught him. - Darvish and Gimenez worked together for just 12 starts in 2014 with the Rangers.
  • Jay Feely says Gisele asked him to convince Tom Brady to retire

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    According to a Sports Illustrated report , the supermodel enlisted retired kicker-turned-CBS analyst Jay Feely this past spring in an effort to convince the New England Patriots quarterback to hang up his pads. In other words, Belichick and Brady have doubled them up. I understand the risks that come with the physical nature of our game'. And I said, 'Too bad, babe , I'm having too much fun right now.' You know, I feel like I can still do it.
  • Nassar expected to be sentenced today for sex assaults

    Nassar expected to be sentenced today for sex assaults

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    Following the disclosure of the scandal, the former USA Gymnastics president resigned past year and the organization adopted a series of measures in order to prevent future cases of abuse. "My hate towards you is uncontrollable, Larry Nassar I hate you", said Emma Ann Miller . Serial child abuser and former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will be sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence on Tuesday or Wednesday, and he could face as many as 125 years in prison.
  • Sooners prove they can steal victory, too

    Sooners prove they can steal victory, too

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    Freeman walked off the court to a standing ovation, helping the Sooners (15-4, 5-3 Big 12 ) to an eventual 85-80 win over the Jayhawks (16-4, 6-2 Big 12). Kruger's strategy, sure to be employed by fellow Big 12 coaches if Self keeps Azubuike in close games late, was the takeaway most will remember because it happened at the end of a comeback.
  • Arsenal enhance Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bid to £50.9m

    Arsenal enhance Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bid to £50.9m

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    Aubameyang has already made his desire to leave Dortmund clear to the club but they are holding firm on their valuation of the forward. Aubameyang's future has been a subject of speculation ever since the forward has demanded to leave Dortmund almost a year ago.
  • Philadelphia doughnut shop makes greased pole doughnut for Eagles fans

    Philadelphia doughnut shop makes greased pole doughnut for Eagles fans

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    Bud Light promised free beer to Eagles fans in Philadelphia if their team can hoist the Lombardi Trophy. A few hours later, the defensive end retweeted the message and suggested the National Football League "should donate the proceeds to charity like we did", while Johnson asked on the social media platform: "So how much $ is going to @fundPHLschools?" The Eagles will meet five-time Super Bowl winners the New England Patriots on February 4.