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The original incarnation of the XFL was a joint venture between WWE (then-WWF) and NBC with McMahon and former NBC executive Dick Ebersol spearheading the project. Yes, because Alpha Entertainment is going to own all the teams and there will be players and coaches who will sign up. It will be instrumental for McMahon to find a broadcast partner from the get go, and it will be interesting to see if he went straight for a popular streaming service considering the success he's had with the ...
  • Mourinho won't fan flames of Ronaldo rumours

    Mourinho won't fan flames of Ronaldo rumours

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    United are 12 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League, out of the League Cup after losing to Bristol City but the FA Cup and Champions League still represent opportunities to win something this season. He came close to joining Real Madrid in 2015 when the transfer did not go through on summer deadline day due to the lack of proper paperwork and since then the Spaniard has become even more of a wanted commodity.
  • Floyd Mayweather Sr. pleads not guilty to assault charges

    Floyd Mayweather Sr. pleads not guilty to assault charges

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    Floyd Mayweather Sr.'s lawyer pled not guilty on his behalf on January 25 to battery charges stemming from an alleged fight outside of T-Mobile Arena on September 17. Through his attorney, Mayweather Sr. today entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment hearing, Las Vegas Justice Court logs show. Mayweather Sr.is due back in a Clark County (Nevada) court March 27 for a bench trial.
  • Lack of rings stings for baseball's new Hall of Famers

    Lack of rings stings for baseball's new Hall of Famers

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    The four newly-elected players will be joined by pitcher Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell , who were selected by a committee that considers older players and executives. The switch-hitter batted.303 with 468 home runs. His former teammates, pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, have all been inducted into the Hall of Fame .
  • Nick Foles to grace this week's cover of Sports Illustrated

    Nick Foles to grace this week's cover of Sports Illustrated

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    Pederson, following an undistinguished 13-year playing career, coached in the shadow of Andy Reid in Philadelphia and in Kansas City and gained nearly no national traction as a "coach on the rise". They had a 10-2 record going into their game against the Rams when Carson Wentz tore his ACL. Foles certainly isn't doing this on his own. Pederson was named the Greasy Neale Professional Coach of the Year and Wentz the Bert Bell Professional Player of the Year Award by the Maxwell Football ...
  • NFL Insider On How We Got To Super Bowl LII [AUDIO]

    NFL Insider On How We Got To Super Bowl LII [AUDIO]

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    Only a year ago he was going represent the New England Patriots backfield. MGM Grand's Super Bowl LII spread dropped changed on Wednesday with the Patriots going from a 5.5-point favorite (-5.5) to a 4.5-point favorite (+4.5). Last year, Alexa predicted that the Atlanta Falcons would win the Super Bowl , according to GeekWire , despite the Patriots being favored to win it.
  • Conte tension with Chelsea rising

    Conte tension with Chelsea rising

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    The Blues have already pinpointed out-of-work former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as a likely replacement, with ex-manager Carlo Ancelotti also a possible candidate. Such figureheads are now commonplace, with transfer fees having escalated as the market is dominated by those with the deepest pockets. Conte lamented the lack of options on his substitutes' bench in his post-match media duties, and the Chelsea hierarchy are working hard to bolster his squad in what remains of the January ...
  • Michigan State president to step down over Larry Nassar scandal

    Michigan State president to step down over Larry Nassar scandal

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    The group includes Simon , who was briefed about a 2014 Title IX complaint against Nassar, but allowed him to keep seeing the patients referred to him by the MSU gymnastics program for another almost two years. Geddert said he had "zero knowledge" of Nassar's crimes. Numerous women who spoke at a sentencing hearing for Nassar in the past week blamed the university for missing opportunities to stop his abuse earlier.
  • Buckeyes Fall to Penn State, 82-79

    Buckeyes Fall to Penn State, 82-79

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    First, the Buckeyes were able to take the lead on a long shot three-pointer that should (and would) have been the moment we're all fawning over. The Buckeyes were tested in their last game against Nebraska, skating away with a 64-59 victory in their fourth game in eight days.
  • Tottenham boss Pochettino still rankled over Arsenal counterpart Wenger comments

    Tottenham boss Pochettino still rankled over Arsenal counterpart Wenger comments

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    And while Pochettino ruled out taking charge of Barcelona when asked about the rumours, he was less clear about the possible vacancy at the Bernabeu. And the Argentine explained that, unlike Wenger, he was not at leisure to decide when he leaves north London, which makes the job more hard. 'Football is not only to win trophies, it's the circumstances of different clubs .
  • Real Madrid could sack Zidane before Psg clash

    Real Madrid could sack Zidane before Psg clash

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    Ronaldo is now 32 and expected to decline in ability over the next few years so any move for him may not make sense from a football or financial standpoint for United, who are more likely to be looking to bring though their young talent. By signing Sanchez in a swap deal, Mourinho also bade farewell to Mkhitaryan, one of his first signings at United in the summer of 2016. Whether that includes Ronaldo at some stage in the future remains to be seen, but for now Mourinho has welcomed ...
  • It's not great, says Novak Djokovic after Australian Open exit

    It's not great, says Novak Djokovic after Australian Open exit

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    The South Korean could meet the Croatian, who himself reached the semifinal after retiring Rafael Nadal on Tuesday, reports ESPN . There is no stopping 21-year-old Hyeon "the Professor" Chung in Melbourne , Australia. The Swiss later admitted that he stole the first set from his adversary as he arrived in the last four of a Grand Slam for the 43rd time - and the 11th time without dropping a set.
  • Vladimir Guerrero to enter Hall of Fame as an Angel

    Vladimir Guerrero to enter Hall of Fame as an Angel

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    Guerrero chose the Angels over the Montreal Expos - who have since become the Washington Nationals. He played the first seven full seasons of his career in Montreal, where he posted better statistics than he did in his six seasons with the Angels.
  • West Ham medical sees Joao Mario near Inter exit

    West Ham medical sees Joao Mario near Inter exit

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    Mario joined Inter from Sporting in the summer of 2016 for £36m and, whilst he has featured 47 times for I Nerazzurri in the past 18 months, would have fallen down the pecking order with the arrival of Rafinha on loan from Barcelona . "It is a loan, I'll be able to tell you more once it's done". Whilst Mario is incoming, West Ham ace Andre Ayew has been linked with a return to Swansea City, and Moyes added that a bid has been remained, but is now unacceptable.
  • Burnley wrapping up deal for Everton winger Aaron Lennon

    Burnley wrapping up deal for Everton winger Aaron Lennon

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    Lennon joined the Toffees from White Hart Lane in 2015 and scored nine goals in 77 appearances. I understand those minor issues have now been resolved, and the 21-cap England worldwide winger has completed the first part of his medical, and is due to undergo the second part today.
  • Russian fans can fly the flag at Olympics, but no protests

    Russian fans can fly the flag at Olympics, but no protests

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    The IOC banned Russian Federation last month from Pyeongchang over "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system at the 2014 Sochi Games, but left the door open to athletes with no history of doping to compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russia".
  • Larry Nassar Abuse: The Victims. His Wife And Family

    Larry Nassar Abuse: The Victims. His Wife And Family

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    As more than 150 women and girls came forward in the a year ago and a half to describe the sexual assault they suffered as young athletes under the care of Dr. Trustee Dianne Byrum released a statement Wednesday evening saying she supported Simon's immediate resignation. As it stands now, the board's vote for supporting President Simon stands at 7-1.
  • Arsenal have unfinished business in League Cup: Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal have unfinished business in League Cup: Arsene Wenger

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    Chelsea were put to advantage by Eden Hazard early in the game but the Blues went on to concede the lead and eventually saw the game slip off their hands. The team has also seen Alexis Sanchez sign for Manchester United . We don't have many players to make substitutions. We know what we have to do. "We have to keep pushing so the next few weeks we have very important games and we need everybody 120 per cent".
  • Lucas Moura in London for transfer talks with Tottenham

    Lucas Moura in London for transfer talks with Tottenham

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    The deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford from The Emirates will see United shell out £300,000-a-week to the Chile global, while City are likely to add to the £365m signings Pep Guardiola has made during his tenure at in the blue half of Manchester.
  • Zidane: PSG match will decide my future

    Zidane: PSG match will decide my future

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    It's the second consecutive year Madrid has been eliminated in the Copa quarterfinals, having lost to Celta Vigo last season. Zidane after the defeat accepted that his future lies in hang and the Champions League tie against PSG could be the turning point of his managerial career.
  • Somebody Simply Wager A Ridiculous Quantity On The Eagles In Tremendous Bowl

    Somebody Simply Wager A Ridiculous Quantity On The Eagles In Tremendous Bowl

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    After Alexander teased the possibility that one of the largest (but not the largest) wagers in Super Bowl history was in the works, he found out later on Wednesday that the bet had been made. Meek Milly issued a statement Thursday (January 25) to speak on his state of mind and how hyped he is about the Eagles taking on the New England Patriots.
  • Sean Payton says Drew Brees will be back with Saints in 2018

    Sean Payton says Drew Brees will be back with Saints in 2018

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    Brees made the strongest statement yet following Thursday's Pro Bowl practice when asked where he will be playing football next season. Loomis says they have been very content with their quarterback position, but are always in the market for the next big star.
  • Mourinho signs new contract at United

    Mourinho signs new contract at United

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    That is because clubs have assumed responsibility for informing the authorities of each of their players' whereabouts for a specified hour each day, usually during a training session. I saw him play different tactical positions, different philosophies, different managers. "Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players", he commented.
  • Bangladesh Tri- Nation series 2018: Sri Lanka upset Bangladesh to reach final

    Bangladesh Tri- Nation series 2018: Sri Lanka upset Bangladesh to reach final

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    Having come into the match with three consecutive victories, Bangladesh were brought back down to earth with a bump and must now regroup ahead of Saturday's final against Sri Lanka at the same venue. In between another inform batsman, Shakib Al Hasan was run out on 8, leaving Bangladesh 16-3. Gunathilaka, who replaced the injured Kusal Perera, hit three fours and two sixes in his run-a-ball 35, while Tharanga struck three sixes and one four in a 37-ball 39.
  • Cleveland Browns Senior Bowl watch: Quarterback Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns Senior Bowl watch: Quarterback Baker Mayfield

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    Mayfield's height - officially 6-feet, 3/8 inches - may not end up mattering. "Mom's not doing too great", he said, noting she has a special appointment on Thursday. Wentz's counsel was that "you're stepping into a locker room with 30-year-old guys and if you're not mentally, ready it's just going to eat you alive".
  • Arsenal to promote CashBet token sale

    Arsenal to promote CashBet token sale

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    Arsenal have signed a sponsorship deal with United States cryptocurrency " CashBet ", becoming the first major global sports team to engage in such a partnership. Integrating blockchain into the CashBet platform will open new markets by "democratizing access" for a new group of users now underserved by the banks, he continued.
  • Chung's upset over Djokovic raises tennis profile at home

    Chung's upset over Djokovic raises tennis profile at home

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    The fascinating angle on this Australian Open quarter-final is that Tennys Sandgren has also been producing his share of surprise results as well. However, Sandgren , an American, then took aim at the media after his quarterfinal loss to Hyeon Chung , reading a long statement in which he accused reporters of "perpetuating propaganda machines".
  • Bettor makes multimillion-dollar wager on Eagles in Las Vegas

    Bettor makes multimillion-dollar wager on Eagles in Las Vegas

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    In fact, seven Eagles have played in the Super Bowl and all of them were winners in the big game. I look forward to a little trash-talking out there with those guys, but obviously, they were great teammates and good friends of mine. Added Blount: "I don't play for the Patriots anymore". But since they're here, Blount has taken on the role of counselor for his younger teammates, warning them about the potential pitfalls of losing focus with all that lies ahead.
  • Trump Tells Mueller To Bring It On, Commits To Testifying Under Oath

    Trump Tells Mueller To Bring It On, Commits To Testifying Under Oath

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    The DACA program is slated to end on March 5, but Trump said that those protected by it should "not be concerned" about possibly being deported. Later a White House lawyer explained the president was in a hurry, and meant he's willing to testify, but they're still negotiating terms with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Aston Villa sign Man Utd defender Tuanzebe

    Aston Villa sign Man Utd defender Tuanzebe

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    The 20-year-old has made just three senior appearances this season despite being part of Jose Mourinho's first team squad and the club believe he needs regular football to further progress. Tuanzebe is in line to make his debut on Tuesday against Sheffield United (7.45pm). " I am delighted to be here ", he declared. 'I am determined to help this club achieve its goal '.
  • Tiger Woods: American shoots level-par round at Farmers Insurance Open

    Tiger Woods: American shoots level-par round at Farmers Insurance Open

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    He was steady, and at times spectacular. At a tournament he has won seven times, Woods battled a wayward driver to mix three birdies with three bogeys in a 72, leaving him in a share of 84th. What really made the gallery delirious was his 6-iron on par-3 16th hole that rolled toward the hole and broke just in front of the cup, settling 8 inches away.
  • Black Women And Their Signs Unapologetically Show Up To The Women's March

    Black Women And Their Signs Unapologetically Show Up To The Women's March

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    Donald Trump commented on the Women's March with a tweet through his official Twitter account, saying that the weather is handsome to celebrate the lowest female unemployment in 18 years. The main protest took place in Washington DC and protests and rallies were planned for over 250 cities. Attendees interviewed by the New York Times on Saturday reported crowds that filled city blocks, though didn't pack them quite as full as last year's march.
  • Ravens release statement regarding Marlon Humphrey arrest

    Ravens release statement regarding Marlon Humphrey arrest

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    The Tuscaloosa News reports that records show an Uber driver claimed Humphrey borrowed a $15 charger on a pre-dawn ride to a University of Alabama campus hotel on January 13 but refused to return it. Humphrey stated it belonged to him, but it did not fit his phone. They returned it to the driver and left. According to the police report, Humphrey was charged with fourth-degree theft of property.
  • Net income more than doubles at Las Vegas Sands

    Net income more than doubles at Las Vegas Sands

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    According to the most recent data, Las Vegas Sands Corp . has a 52-week high of $78.57 and a 52-week low of $51.35. The casino operator reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.10.
  • Nadal retires from Australian Open as Cilic set up Edmund clash

    Nadal retires from Australian Open as Cilic set up Edmund clash

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    Last year, an injured foot in the Wimbledon final greatly hindered a crestfallen Cilic , and he was barely able to test Roger Federer . Nadal took the first set 6-3, before falling 6-3 in the next set. All the matches are tough, and if you are in the quarter-finals of a grand slam, you can't expect an easy match. Kyle Edmund continued his remarkable run at the Australian Open by beating Grigor Dimitrov to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final.
  • WWE's Vince McMahon announces return of XFL football league

    WWE's Vince McMahon announces return of XFL football league

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    The last league was under a lot of controversy for the hard-core style of play and the way they had cheerleaders perform at games. The ideal running time, he said, would be two hours. "The national anthem is a time-honored tradition that's played to this day, and many, many years in the past prior to athletic vents in our country and other countries".
  • Michigan State president resigns in wake of Larry Nassar conviction

    Michigan State president resigns in wake of Larry Nassar conviction

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    Brian Breslin, chair of the university's board of trustees, issued a statement saying that it will accept Simon's resignation and that it was time for a change, per the State Journal. "Under Dr. Simon's leadership, Spartans of yesterday and today have benefitted in more ways than one and the many opportunities in and outside of the classroom that have been provided", wrote Lorenzo Santavicca.
  • C's on losing streak

    C's on losing streak

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    The Magic had lost 10 in a row on the road overall since early December including a one-point loss to Cleveland in its previous game. The Celtics have done well to weather through Gordon Hayward's fractured ankle on the opening night of the season, and Irving is a big reason for Boston's success.
  • Michigan State University president to step down Thursday

    Michigan State University president to step down Thursday

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    To the survivors, I can never say enough that I am so sorry that a trusted, renowned physician was really such an evil, evil person who inflicted such harm under the guise of medical treatment. Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis addresses Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham in Eaton County Wednesday, Nov.