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However, Rodgers is convinced that the emerging generation of talent - much of it from his club - will provide the new manager with the right ingredients... "If he sees that as a challenge then I think Scotland is a great job for someone". "Absolutely, and I want to help", added Rodgers. Rodgers also believes Northern Ireland should look no further than Perth if they have to find a replacement for O'Neill.
  • Danica Patrick announces retirement from full-time racing

    Danica Patrick announces retirement from full-time racing

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    Patrick began racing in NASCAR on a part-time basis in 2010 with much fanfare after becoming the highest-finishing female driver in the Indianapolis 500 (third, 2009) and the first to win an IndyCar race. "I have great opportunities, but I think the most important thing is answering, 'What is it that I want to do?'" Patrick said in a statement earlier this week, adding.
  • Barcelona Reportedly Hoping to Secure Lionel Messi Loyalty on Lifetime Contract

    Barcelona Reportedly Hoping to Secure Lionel Messi Loyalty on Lifetime Contract

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    Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo have reported Lionel Messi signed a contract extension in June itself. Messi, who holds a multitude of records, including most La Liga goals, most European club goals in a season, most La Liga assists and others, has already stated that he would like to spend the rest of his career at Barca.
  • Sam Allardyce gives definitive answer regarding Everton job

    Sam Allardyce gives definitive answer regarding Everton job

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    David Unsworth has reiterated his desire to get the Everton job on a full-time basis. "There was never any amount of games or time said to me from the beginning, so to be still sat here is a great opportunity and we're fully focused and nothing's changed".
  • Hodgson to chat to Palace starlet

    Hodgson to chat to Palace starlet

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    He knows he's at the start of what could be a big career, and it's starting later than maybe it could have done because it started in the shadows at [parent club] Chelsea , behind some fabulous players. "But it is the same path for Andreas Christensen". When a young player comes into the team and does well, they sometimes get praised to the sky. Loftus-Cheek was sent to the Eagles on a season-long loan deal by Chelsea during the summer in order to gain more first team experience.
  • Goffin sets up semi-final showdown with Federer

    Goffin sets up semi-final showdown with Federer

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    Federer and Goffin go head-to-head in the first semi-final at London's O2 Arena. 'I am very excited to meet again with the Austrians . In the first set, Dimitrov lost only two points on his serve and twice broke Goffin without even going to deuce.
  • Justin Rose dazzles in Dubai to pile pressure on Tommy Fleetwood

    Justin Rose dazzles in Dubai to pile pressure on Tommy Fleetwood

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    The Sheffield golfer carded a second consecutive 67 at Jumeirah Golf Estates to reach 10 under par, a shot ahead of the man he beat into second place past year, English compatriot Tyrrell Hatton. Race to Dubai, I can't do anything about the maths or what Justin does or anything. He gave a stroke back at the par-three 13th but immediately got it back at the par-five 14th before his highlight moment at on his final hole, one of only four eagles on the day and the only one at the 18th.
  • David Luiz back in Chelsea squad, Conte confirms

    David Luiz back in Chelsea squad, Conte confirms

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    Manchester United have been linked with a shock move for unsettled Chelsea defender David Luiz in one of the most freakish transfer rumours to have surfaced so far this season. Chelsea's youth development strategy was a focus of the global break as on-loan prospects Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham made their senior England debuts, leading to suggestions that Conte may be inclined to recall one or both in January to bolster his squad.
  • Harden, Rockets score 90 in 1st half and rout Suns 142-116

    Harden, Rockets score 90 in 1st half and rout Suns 142-116

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    We have Devin Booker slated as our top play tonight, and believe your lineups should be built around him. "I don't know if (Paul) can get any better than that, but if he does that'll be scary". "But we were on the wrong end of that". They hit seven of 11 3-pointers in the first quarter, three by Anderson. "He's ready to go", D'Antoni said.
  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis: Not unfair if I'm sacked

    West Brom boss Tony Pulis: Not unfair if I'm sacked

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    The Baggies have won just four of their last 25 games, stretching back to last season, and face Premier League champions Chelsea at The Hawthorns on Saturday. Away fans turned on the Welshman during the 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town before the global break and, while the Hawthorns hierarchy have previously remained steadfastly behind him, a heavy defeat to Conte's side could be the final straw.
  • Arsene Wenger opens door to global management after Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger opens door to global management after Arsenal

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    The Citizens subsequently snapped the player up in the summer of 2015 and his career has taken new heights since then. In particular, the arrival of Pep Guardiola has helped Sterling's progress considerably, with the England global showing definitive improvement over the last twelve months.
  • Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld set to be out until after Christmas

    Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld set to be out until after Christmas

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    The initial expectation was six weeks out but the scan has shown it is likelier to be eight weeks, and now Alderweireld is likely to be out until late December, and could even miss the whole Christmas period. Spurs go into Saturday's match as favourites, having finished above Arsene Wenger's Arsenal in the league for the first time 22 years last season, but Pochettino says the Frenchman is one of the greatest managers in football history and should not be underestimated.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: I want seven children and seven Ballon d'Or awards

    Cristiano Ronaldo: I want seven children and seven Ballon d'Or awards

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    Cristiano Ronaldo has four children and four Ballon d'Or awards, but he says he'd like three more of each. The 35-year-old, who is set to hang up his boots after announcing he has played his final Major Soccer League season for Orlando City, won the award back in 2007 when he was still with AC Milan.
  • Cardinals nearing one-year extension with star receiver Larry Fitzgerald

    Cardinals nearing one-year extension with star receiver Larry Fitzgerald

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    According to Pro Football Talk , a source has disclosed to them that the Cardinals and Fitzgerald are close to hammering a one-year extension deal. Fitzgerald will continue to do most of the work downfield this season as he tries to lead the Cardinals into at least a wild-card playoff berth in the crowded NFC.
  • Aubameyang: Dortmund Drop Striker For Disciplinary Reasons

    Aubameyang: Dortmund Drop Striker For Disciplinary Reasons

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    The Gabon striker was not included in Dortmund's squad for Friday night's Bundesliga game at Stuttgart, but the club did not elaborate on the "disciplinary reasons" in a social media post. Der Westen has also reported from a source "within the team" that the striker " allowed himself numerous lapses of discipline, arrives late for training constantly and considers himself untouchable ".
  • Everton should look to re-sign Marouane Fellaini

    Everton should look to re-sign Marouane Fellaini

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    Fellaini is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to agree terms over a new deal at Old Trafford . Senior United sources insist he will not be sold then and they are resigned to him running down his contract and walking out for nothing next summer when he will be a vital part of Belgium's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Guardiola named Barclays Manager of the Month

    Guardiola named Barclays Manager of the Month

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    Former City boss Manuel Pellegrini won four during his three seasons with the club. In getting his hands on his first-ever Player of the Month award, Sane is also only the second Germany - after Jurgen Klinsmann in August 1994 - to get his hands on the gong.
  • SC coach: Women's basketball team unable to attend White House event

    SC coach: Women's basketball team unable to attend White House event

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    South Carolina's women's basketball squad, the reigning national champions, finally received their invitation to celebrate at the White House on Thursday, but head coach Dawn Staley's team isn't going. The Florida baseball team is among those that will be honored. Before the season began, Staley said she would only allow herself and the team to focus on this season.
  • Is this a hint that Coutinho is ready to settle at Liverpool?

    Is this a hint that Coutinho is ready to settle at Liverpool?

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    The Brazilian worldwide has been played across the front three as well as deeper in central midfield, and behind the striker. Antoine Griezmann rumours may be rising but there's little doubt Philippe Coutinho remains the first choice for most of the Catalan media.
  • Gutsy Pujara defies rampaging Sri Lanka in Kolkata test

    Gutsy Pujara defies rampaging Sri Lanka in Kolkata test

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    India resume at a shaky 17/3, which is what Suranga Lakmal's unplayable spell of six maiden overs for three wickets reduced India to in 11.5 overs possible on the entire Day 1. Relishing the conditions, Lakmal produced an unplayable delivery that pitched on middle stump line and went away to take a feather edge of Rahul. The India skipper, who has perished edging deliveries outside the off-stump in recent times, was beaten by a Lakmal delivery that cut back and trapped him in front of ...
  • Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian; Kim Kardashian, Beyonce attend wedding

    Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian; Kim Kardashian, Beyonce attend wedding

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    The Daily Mail said the members of New Edition ... will play a five-song set during the reception. It remains to be seen whether it's at the Australian Open, which begins on January 15, and she is the defending champion. Mary Huber, another fan, was there to bask in Williams' "gloriousness" and expressed excitement in her decision to have the wedding in the Crescent City.
  • England and Australia set for clash of the titans at Twickenham

    England and Australia set for clash of the titans at Twickenham

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    Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has resisted the temptation to start Karmichael Hunt in Saturday's Twickenham Test against England . "We will have to be effective in everything we do to win", head coach Eddie Jones told reporters. The concussion suffered by Mike Brown last week opened the door for Watson at fullback and with Jonny May back after overcoming a hamstring injury and Elliot Daly on the left wing, it is a high-paced and exciting back three.
  • Cris Cyborg-Holly Holm set for UFC 219

    Cris Cyborg-Holly Holm set for UFC 219

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    UFC officials announced the matchup on Thursday evening. The promotion has not yet determined if it will serve as the main event. The UFC released tonight that the two have signed on to fight at UFC 219 on December 30th in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Alabama Fan Shoots Auburn Fan After Argument About Whose Team Is Better

    Alabama Fan Shoots Auburn Fan After Argument About Whose Team Is Better

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    The shooter had not been identified as of Thursday. No. 2 Alabama and No. 10 Auburn will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on November 25 from Jordan-Hare Stadium and air on CBS, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday. 1 in the AP and Coaches polls, as well as by the College Football Playoff Committee. In the state of Alabama, it all depends on who you ask and whether or not the person you are speaking with bleeds crimson and white or orange and blue.
  • Analyst's Rankings to Lookout: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR), Morgan Stanley (MS)

    Analyst's Rankings to Lookout: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR), Morgan Stanley (MS)

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    Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a "hold" rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Acorda Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. The return on assets stands at -4.1%, Return on Equity now is -8.2% and the Return on Investment value is -3%. Revenue during the quarter was $141.07 million, representing 4% growth from $135.61 million in year-ago quarter.
  • Paine earns surprise recall for first two Ashes Tests

    Paine earns surprise recall for first two Ashes Tests

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    Australia has sensationally picked wicket-keeper Tim Paine - who played his last Test in 2010 - and debutant Cameron Bancroft in a 13-man squad for the first two Ashes Tests. Hohns said Renshaw and Wade needed to rediscover their form at the domestic level. "Cameron has been a player of interest to us for some time now, having been unlucky to miss out on the test tour to Bangladesh that was cancelled in 2015", Hohns added.
  • Fans celebrate after Peru qualifies for FIFA World Cup

    Fans celebrate after Peru qualifies for FIFA World Cup

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    A Peru goal wasn't just enough to send the All Whites packing - it also triggered an natural disaster warning. Jeremy Brockie's New Zealand and Peru battled it out for the final 2018 FIFA World Cup spot on Thursday morning. Yet they finished above back-to-back South American champions Chile in qualification and have been placed in pot 2 for the finals in Russian Federation, the draw for which takes place on December 1.
  • Astros Jose Altuve named 2017 American League MVP

    Astros Jose Altuve named 2017 American League MVP

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    Altuve was the offensive catalyst for the World Series champion Astros who knocked Judge's Yankees out of the playoffs in a epic seven-game American League Championship Series. Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt finished third after leading the Diamondbacks to the postseason with a.297/.404/.563 slash line, 36 home runs and 120 RBIs and 117 runs scored this season.
  • The Handmaid's Tale returning in April and other big Hulu premieres

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    Hulu's tweet features a short video clip of a handmaid running in the dark with a flashlight, hinting at the possible fate of Offred/June (Elizabeth Moss ). 17 and will consist of 13 episodes. The series first premiered in May a year ago and received high praise from critics, landing the streaming service its first primetime Emmy award, along with 11 other wins and nine nominations.
  • The Process Has Finally Come to Life for the 76ers

    The Process Has Finally Come to Life for the 76ers

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    He's the first player to put up that line (though the National Basketball Association only began counting blocks in 1973). The NBA didn't record blocks before 73-74. We've been building him up for what he's doing now, but he's still not at 100 percent. Meanwhile, he would add 18 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. The 7-foot center later tweeted that he meant no disrespect toward Lonzo Ball.? But I still had fun and I got going.
  • UFC's Fabricio Werdum Boomerang Attack on UFC Contender ... After Alleged Slur

    UFC's Fabricio Werdum Boomerang Attack on UFC Contender ... After Alleged Slur

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    Werdum will be fighting Marcin Tybura this weekend, November 19, at UFC Fight Night 121, live from Sydney, Australia. That led to Werdum losing his cool, something he has become infamous for . I don't get it. He wants media, wants to imitate Conor McGregor. "He looks ridiculous the way he does it". I didn't believe when he said it. I hit his phone and he took a step back and kicked me.
  • Eve Isn't Feeling Nicki Minaj's Paper Mag Cover

    Eve Isn't Feeling Nicki Minaj's Paper Mag Cover

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    Paper Magazine aims to "break the internet" again and they do so with the New York City native. Have a look at the cover, shot by Ellen von Unwerth, as well as a short video from Nicki herself, below. She continued: "As I've gotten older". But the 'Who's That Girl?' hitmaker insists she still has a lot of love and respect for Nicki , 34, though she believes there are different ways to "be a voice" for young fans than by being provocative.
  • White Sox acquire hard-throwing reliever Thyago Vieira from Mariners

    White Sox acquire hard-throwing reliever Thyago Vieira from Mariners

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    He appeared in one game for Seattle last season in his Major League debut, throwing a scoreless inning with one strikeout on August 14 against the Orioles. He also appeared in 41 games out of the bullpen between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma, registering an even 4.00 ERA and allowing 48 hits while striking out 46 opposing batters over 54 innings of work.
  • Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy bow out of China Open

    Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy bow out of China Open

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    Nehwal will now square off with fifth-seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan for a place in the quarter-finals of the women's singles event. Unfortunately for India, the disappointment did not end with Nehwal, as World No. They lost to Liu Cheng and Zhand Nan of China 13-21, 13-21 in the men's doubles match. In the last match of the day, another Indian men's doubles made an early exit in the form of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who were shown the door by top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and ...
  • Federer still unbeaten at ATP Tour Finals

    Federer still unbeaten at ATP Tour Finals

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    At 2-3 in the final set, Federer fell to 30-40 on his serve but produced an exquisite half-volley backhand down the line to save the break point. A 100mph forehand service return gave Federer an early break in the decider and Cilic's resistance crumbled quickly as Federer turned on the style to race to victory.
  • Aaron Rodgers taking snaps at practice

    Aaron Rodgers taking snaps at practice

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    Head Coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media Thursday, saying the staff are optimistic about Rodgers' recovery. "I know the training staff and the strength and conditioning staff are really pleased where he is". The Packers are hoping they can secure enough wins to keep them in the playoff hunt with a potential Rodgers return late in the season. The Packers put Rodgers on injured reserve on October 20, a day after surgery.
  • Study confirms CTE in player diagnosed while living

    Study confirms CTE in player diagnosed while living

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    The findings were published last week in the journal Neurosurgery , and, its lead author, Dr. Bennet Omalu, confirmed to CNN that the player was Fred McNeill, a former Vikings linebacker who died in 2015. The man was 59 when his brain was scanned, according to the study . Eventually, he was no longer able to feed himself. He was later diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, before dying at age 63.
  • Targeting Champions League return: Defender Rojo

    Targeting Champions League return: Defender Rojo

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    Argentina global Marcos Rojo is all set to make his return to Manchester United's first team soon after being out of action for nearly eight months with a long-term knee injury. "I have been out a while but I am determined to get back into the national team. I want to show Sampaoli how good I am", Rojo added. Rojo was not highly rated by manager, Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese arrived at Old Trafford last summer, but grew to become one of the first names on the sheet by forming an ...
  • Dimitrov beats Goffin to reach semifinals at ATP Finals

    Dimitrov beats Goffin to reach semifinals at ATP Finals

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    You finish really late after treatment. "I think he took the place of Rafa very well, a very tough three-setter". Despite Wednesday's defeat, Goffin will face Thiem on Friday for a place in the semi-finals after the Austrian beat Pablo Carreno Busta , who was drafted into the draw following Nadal's withdrawal, 6-3 3-6 6-4.