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Arsenal could well be confident of getting the deal over the line after negotiating a £52.7m deal with Lyon for top striker Alexandre Lacazette last summer. Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a summer move for Nabil Fekir , who is valued at around £45 million by his current club Olympique Lyonnais. The French worldwide has also been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool in recent months.
  • Winter Olympics 2018: Short track speedskater Boutin wins second bronze

    Winter Olympics 2018: Short track speedskater Boutin wins second bronze

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    The gold medal will have been a relief for Choi after her dramatic loss to Italy's Arianna Fontana in the 500m event on Tuesday, from which she was disqualified for interference. Boutin again celebrated with St-Gelais when she exited the ice. "Yes, the Korean put pressure on me but nothing for getting penalized". Boutin credited that support network for helping keep her calm, but it wasn't easy.
  • Team USA hockey accuses Russians of poor sportsmanship after loss

    Team USA hockey accuses Russians of poor sportsmanship after loss

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    The Russians provided the biggest upset of this tournament by beating the 2014 bronze medalists. The United States leads Group B with four points, followed by the Russians and Slovakia with three each and Slovenia with two, and would avoid the qualification round with a regulation victory.
  • Barca go 31 LaLiga games unbeaten to tie club record

    Barca go 31 LaLiga games unbeaten to tie club record

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    This could mean that although Barcelona will want to be firing on all cylinders when they kick-off at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, they'll equally have their eyes on keeping Atletico at bay in the league. Messi also sent a ball off the woodwork in the 37th after another of his passes sprung Suarez, who returned the ball to this partner. Eibar know exactly how to play in the small ground with the stands virtually on top of the pitch and very often with the wet conditions that await Barca ...
  • Cuomo: 'It's time this nation followed New York's lead'

    Cuomo: 'It's time this nation followed New York's lead'

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    Offering more details this week, Cuomo said his proposal would create a voluntary payroll tax to replace the state income tax for employees of companies that decide to make the change. Meanwhile, the state Senate Republicans have refused to take up any gun control legislation since the passage of the SAFE Act, which infuriated their conservative base.
  • Potential Barcelona lineup against Eibar

    Potential Barcelona lineup against Eibar

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    LaLiga leaders FC Barcelona earned a hard-fought 2-0 win over Eibar , to keep their unbeaten start intact, with Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba getting the goals . The Basque side could have had a penalty when Kike was hauled over by Gerard Pique, but from Barcelona's first clear-cut chance they fell behind as Messi took out the defence with an excellent through-ball to Suarez, who rounded Marko Dmitrovic.
  • Barcelona win 2-0; extend La Liga unbeaten run to 24-games

    Barcelona win 2-0; extend La Liga unbeaten run to 24-games

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    After winning three games on the bounce, Atletico Madrid now sit just seven points behind La Blaugrana in La Liga standings, so Barcelona will want to try everything in their power to retain that gap. But Eibar's mere presence in La Liga is already a victory for the small town in the Basque region. Barcelona needed to put down a marker after two disappointing league results but found it hard to play through an Eibar side who pressed from the off, and saw Jose Angel nod over the ...
  • Czech Republic tops Canada in shootout, 3-2

    Czech Republic tops Canada in shootout, 3-2

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    Bourque now has three goals at the tournament. Wojtek Wolski scored for Canada but Koukal lifted a backhand shot over Scrivens to level after two rounds. But the Canadians were unable to convert, hitting the crossbar on one attempt. He also spent a season with the Canadian national team before joining Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins in time for their back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1990-91 and 1991-92.
  • Auburn's Anfernee McLemore suffers gruesome dislocated ankle

    Auburn's Anfernee McLemore suffers gruesome dislocated ankle

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    That the Tigers lost by only nine shows their fight. Tiger forward Desean Murray attempted to draw a charging foul on Gamecocks guard Wesley Myers. He landed awkwardly on his left ankle and appeared to dislocate it, a similar injury to what happened to the Celtics' Gordon Hayward in the opening game of the National Basketball Association season.
  • US upbeat after loss to Slovenia as it prepares for Slovakia

    US upbeat after loss to Slovenia as it prepares for Slovakia

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    They carried a 2-0 lead into the third period against Slovenia on Wednesday before allowing the Slovenians to tie it late and eventually pick up an overtime victory. "First game we played a good first five minutes, today we played good all 60", Kovalchuk said. Easier said than done against a Slovakia team that wore down the talented Russians and shut out the U.S.at the pre-Olympic Deutschland Cup in November.
  • Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as Olympic men's figure skating champion

    Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as Olympic men's figure skating champion

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    Politicians, Academy Award winning actors, talking heads, even Elmo, have embraced Rippon, the first openly gay American Winter Olympian, and his compelling story of struggling to come to terms with his sexuality while growing up in a conservative small town in the Rust Belt.
  • Three PSG Players Annoyed At Unai Emery After Real Madrid Loss

    Three PSG Players Annoyed At Unai Emery After Real Madrid Loss

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    Zidane has won eight trophies in a hugely successful two years at the helm, including back-to-back Champions Leagues . "In a team like Real Madrid , arguments always arise when things are not going well", Kroos said, via Marca . "I remain convinced that PSG can qualify", he said in the wake of Wednesday's disappointing first-leg result. "If he can improve ahead of this great game [in the second leg], the small details that I'm sure he can improve on here at home, he'll show everyone how ...
  • Here's what Yuzuru Hanyu does with all those Winnie the Pooh bears

    Here's what Yuzuru Hanyu does with all those Winnie the Pooh bears

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    This is the first time that these many quads have appeared in a free program at the Olympic Games. The event , however, started before it even began, with Chen's disastrous short program in the team event over a week ago, and then the building chatter of "Can he do it?" "I have been working on it [putting six quads in the free skate] for a while".
  • Javier Aguirre podría ser encarcelado 2 años por amaño de partidos

    Javier Aguirre podría ser encarcelado 2 años por amaño de partidos

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    Todos los implicados negaron el hecho y se archivó la causa, pero la reabrieron tras una apelación de la Fiscalía, la Liga de Fútbol Profesional y el Deportivo La Coruña, que por el resultado de ése partido perdió la categoría. "Me dolió cómo vendieron el tema", manifestó el capitán. El diario expresó que "Luzón fue rotundo en su querella, motivada a raíz de una denuncia del presidente de La Liga Javier Tebas tras una conversación de este con Augusto César Lendoiro , presidente del ...
  • Duke's Marvin Bagley to miss third straight game with knee sprain

    Duke's Marvin Bagley to miss third straight game with knee sprain

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    Mitchell spent the night in a Tallahassee, Florida hospital before returning to Clemson Thursday afternoon. Bagley, a projected top-5 pick in this year's NBA Draft had three double-doubles in his last five games, including a 30-point, 14-rebound performance against then-No.
  • Ohio State Basketball vs. Penn State: Preview and prediction

    Ohio State Basketball vs. Penn State: Preview and prediction

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    He has always coached defense and his specialty is the secondary as he coached defensive backs at PSU and has been coaching safeties at Ohio State the last two seasons. Their next game is a match-up of ranked teams with a rivalry interwoven. Holtmann tried Jae'Sean Tate, Andre Wesson and even forward Bates-Diop to slow Carr.
  • Chen completes 6 quads in Olympic free skate

    Chen completes 6 quads in Olympic free skate

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    His countryman, Shoma Uno , surprised everyone by winning the silver medal. GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Somewhere in the midst of hundreds of cascading Winnie the Pooh dolls stood Yuzuru Hanyu . Nathan Chen is the first skater in history to cleanly execute five quadruple jumps in a free skate. "It was just rough". "Honestly, I think the biggest expectation is from myself", Chen said in an interview before his PyeongChang performance.
  • Huddersfield can pull off United upset

    Huddersfield can pull off United upset

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    Eric Bailly has been declared fit and available for selection but I don't think the Ivorian will start just yet as he's only just resumed full training following three months out so Victor Lindelof could start. "We score a goal, I can not be happy". Carrick was a regular fixture for Jose Mourinho last season and was a pivotal part in United's pursuit of EFL Cup and the UEFA Europa League glory.
  • McFarling: Chase Elliott's move to NASCAR's elite

    McFarling: Chase Elliott's move to NASCAR's elite

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    Earnhardt got Bowman this shot at Hendrick. He's a big race fan. "We're excited to debut this commercial during one of the most legendary races, with one of the most legendary drivers ", said Seth Klugherz, Goodyear's director of North America marketing.
  • Shiffrin skis again and men's figure skating gets underway

    Shiffrin skis again and men's figure skating gets underway

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    And it was definitely worth the wait. "This is going to sound so arrogant", Shiffrin told reporters after Friday's slalom event, "I know that I'm the best slalom skier in the world because I've done that skiing so much and what I did in the race today was not even anywhere close to that".
  • US Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting Skate

    US Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting Skate

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    During the free program on Saturday, Chen nailed his performance after a rocky start during the short program of the men's singles. Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics on Monday, while Vincent Zhou landed the very first quad lutz in Winter Games history on Friday.
  • Tiger Woods commits to play next week's Honda Classic

    Tiger Woods commits to play next week's Honda Classic

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    Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell carded seven birdies in a five-under round of 66 to shoot up the leaderboard at the Genesis Open. "I think it would be a smart sign if I didn't play". Woods has played in the event four times, with a withdrawal after three rounds the last time in 2014 and a final-round 62 in 2012 to push himself to a runner-up finish behind Rory McIlroy .
  • West Brom's Evans, Barry, Myhill, Livermore Apologize for Spanish Taxi Incident

    West Brom's Evans, Barry, Myhill, Livermore Apologize for Spanish Taxi Incident

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    A Sun source told the paper: "They made a decision to take a taxi to a McDonald's drive-through nearby and somehow and for some reason, left there in the cab but without the cab driver". It is understood they had originally planned to spend a week in a five-star Barcelona hotel but after unexpectedly beating Liverpool in the fourth round they rescheduled, dictating that they flew home on Friday.
  • Liverpool join Barcelona in the race for Christian Eriksen

    Liverpool join Barcelona in the race for Christian Eriksen

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    We need to be more solid. Higuain stepped up and placed a precise penalty into the bottom left corner for his second goal of the match and his eighth in his last five matches. Of course we dominated the possession, we dominated Juventus and we forced them to play deeper. It might have been 2-2 in Turin, but Tottenham dominated all through and made Juventus , two-time Champions League finalists in the last three years look like rookies.
  • Africa 6th ODI, Match Predictions: How South Africa deal with Indian Spinners?

    Africa 6th ODI, Match Predictions: How South Africa deal with Indian Spinners?

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    South Africa have so far failed to deal with the combined threat of India's two wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who have taken 30 wickets between them in the series . India won their first ever one-day worldwide series in South Africa and they will look to keep the momentum alive in the T-20 series as well.
  • Mitt Romney is back. Will he be a thorn in Trump's side?

    Mitt Romney is back. Will he be a thorn in Trump's side?

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    His first public appearance as a Senate candidate will come Friday night at a county Republican dinner in Provo. He moved to Utah after losing the 2012 presidential election. Romney had successful treatment for prostate cancer in 2017, a source close to him said in January. Romney beat Obama in the state in 2012, 73% to 25%.
  • Caroline Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar Open win

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    At 4-4 in the first set, Wozniacki - visibly enraged by Niculescu's effort-expressing sounds - went up to chair umpire Emmanuel Joseph to raise her complain. The spat overshadowed a relatively routine victory for the 27-year-old. Also winning convincingly was the woman who defeated Halep in Melbourne, Caroline Wozniacki who blitzed Germany's Carina Witthoeft, 6-2, 6-0 in just 57 minutes.But it was Halep's ankle which was receiving most attention afterwards.
  • Diary: No Cool Runnings sequel

    Diary: No Cool Runnings sequel

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    However, in a Facebook post , Kiriasis claims she was "told out of the blue that with immediate effect" that she would no long hold the position of driving coach. Pulito, who said Kiriasis was a valued member of the team, thanked her for her contribution, but labelled her decision as "disheartening". "Come start time we're going to be at the top of the hill, we're going to have a competitive sled and the team is going to be ready - we'll have a good performance".
  • Mauricio Pochettino hails Spurs' character after 'sloppy' start in Champions League thriller

    Mauricio Pochettino hails Spurs' character after 'sloppy' start in Champions League thriller

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    Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by League Two side Newport County in the fourth round of the FA Cup , before eventually prevailing 2-0 in the replay at Wembley, and Pochettino is keen to avoid a repeat at Spotland. The effort was massive to put the pitch in the best condition to play without risk. Pochettino, Kane and Alli are all set to commit their futures to Tottenham as the club prepare to enter the next chapter of their history by moving to their new 62,000-seater stadium on ...
  • Mets reportedly add lefty Jason Vargas to pitching staff

    Mets reportedly add lefty Jason Vargas to pitching staff

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    Another member from the Royals championship run is officially leaving Kansas City. He faded in the second half, however, and the 35-year-old lefty had been among more than 85 free agents seeking a job as spring training opened this week. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015 and made only three starts in 2016, before becoming the first Royals pitcher to win 18 games since Kevin Appier in 1993.
  • Jose Mourinho Strongly Refutes 'Big Lies' About Poor Relationship With Paul Pogba

    Jose Mourinho Strongly Refutes 'Big Lies' About Poor Relationship With Paul Pogba

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    Pogba's role at Manchester United has come under intense scrutiny after he was substituted for the second time in three games at Newcastle last weekend. There are people in your profession that I know well and their surname is liar. Mourinho prefers to play a rigid 4-2-3-1 formation and insists that Pogba has the physical attributes to excel in a deeper midfield role.
  • Emery and Al-Khelaifi: Referee favoured Real Madrid

    Emery and Al-Khelaifi: Referee favoured Real Madrid

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    He became the first-ever player to score 100 goals for a single club in the Champions League . Yes! After the break, the game grew steadily more disorganised: football built on less solid tactical foundations, and dominated by the abundance of individual talent on the pitch - and the feeling that a goal could come at either end, particularly Real's , where the chief moments of danger seemed to be occurring.
  • ESPN, FOX Pursuing Peyton Manning For Primetime Game Analyst Openings

    ESPN, FOX Pursuing Peyton Manning For Primetime Game Analyst Openings

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    Manning very easily could leave both networks out in the cold, however. Despite the overwhelming belief that Manning is the flawless color man and perhaps the next generation John Madden, he's been hesitant to make that official plunge. That would include a change at the play-by-play spot, which was manned by Sean McDonough last season to mixed reviews. ESPN, meanwhile, needs someone to replace Jon Gruden on " Monday Night Football ".
  • IOC: Pengilly Admission Led to Expulsion

    IOC: Pengilly Admission Led to Expulsion

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    But, speaking to insidethegames , Mr Pengilly denied any intention to have brought harm to the security guard, explaining that he had only tried to walk past him when he was told to go the other way. But Pengilly allegedly swore at him and at Korea, shoved him, and pushed past for about 30 meters, before verbally threatening him. This was my mistake and my error and I am sorry - I should have turned around and I also apologise for swearing.
  • Quavo and Justin Bieber will play in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Quavo and Justin Bieber will play in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

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    Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves receive their 2018 All-Star jerseys before the game against the Houston Rockets on February 13, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1984 - Verizon Slam Dunk participant Larry Nance Jr.'s father, former NBA All-Star Larry Nance, won the league's inaugural dunk contest, at NBA All-Star 1984.
  • NJokic makes history as Nuggets enter All-Star break with win

    NJokic makes history as Nuggets enter All-Star break with win

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    Jeff Teague pitched in 20 points and Jamal Crawford added 15 for the Timberwolves, who rallied from a deficit as large as 15 points in the second quarter and 12 points late in the third to raise their home record to 24-7 on an emotional evening that started with a tribute to former coach and executive Flip Saunders.
  • Firmino getting more credit without Coutinho, says Klopp

    Firmino getting more credit without Coutinho, says Klopp

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    However, if he scores a brace tonight against Porto , not only will he join the elite group of Merseyside marksmen, he will jump to the top of the list as far as goals per game is concerned. "I'll ask Rafa (Benitez) but that would surprise me because it makes no sense". Clearly delighted with the fact their beloved club got the player they wanted, Mundo Deportivo do, however, reveal the La Liga leaders had a contingency plan had they failed to sign the Brazilian entirely, and his name ...