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They have lost just one of their previous nineteen league games, but going into this fixture the fans who gather inside Anfield and the millions around the world who will be watching their favourite side, will be expecting nothing less than a win.
  • Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United in summer, says Mourinho

    Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United in summer, says Mourinho

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    The 21-year-old is hoping to make his fourth straight start in Monday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace, with his solid United displays attracting admiring glances from England and Scotland. "I think that a fresh and motivated Zlatan will add something at all levels", Sjostrand told the Aftonbladet newspaper. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insisted that Ibrahimovic had the right to decide his own future and is decision will be respected by the club.
  • IFAB approves introduction of VAR

    IFAB approves introduction of VAR

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    Leagues and competitions must now apply to Ifab to implement the technology. In what is probably the most decisive decision ever made when it comes to VAR, the agreement will see the system used in relation to goal, penalties, direct red cards and cases of mistaken identity.
  • Kane shrugs off misses to rescue Spurs with late victor at Palace

    Kane shrugs off misses to rescue Spurs with late victor at Palace

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    Much is made of the real talent at Tottenham , how the likes of Mousa Dembélé and Christian Eriksen are a class apart but on afternoons when they are off key, it is Kane who finds a way. James Tomkins and Scott Dann will be looking to get another clean sheet to assure themselves of at least a point against Mauricio Pochettino's side.
  • Women chasing Ducks at Pac-12 women's tourney

    Women chasing Ducks at Pac-12 women's tourney

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    Ayton and UCLA's Aaron Holiday appear to be the frontrunners for Pac-12 player of the year, but don't count out Travis. The Bruins, Ducks and Huskies are 19-10 while the Utes are 18-10. Following their win over UW, the Ducks fell in a semifinal to eventual tournament champion Stanford. It's the third straight year that the Bruins have given up more than 75 points per game after having not surpassed that season average in any of the prior 12 seasons, since 2002-03.
  • #NBATwitter Responds To JR Smith's Soup-Throwing Suspension

    #NBATwitter Responds To JR Smith's Soup-Throwing Suspension

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    ESPN's Dave McMenanin and Brian Windhorst reported earlier today that Smith was given the suspension because he had tossed a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones . For Saturday's game, numberFire projects Smith for 16.6 FanDuel points against the Nuggets. This is, of course, not the first time Smith has exhibited questionable behavior.
  • Liverpool strength comes from team ethic - Sadio Mane

    Liverpool strength comes from team ethic - Sadio Mane

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    The Brazil worldwide is in Tite's Selecao plans for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Klopp stressed the importance of Firmino extending his stay at the Merseyside club. Klopp is not saying that Liverpool are a better side without Coutinho. On his manager Klopp, Salah added: "He [Klopp] helped me to improve myself and to do what I am doing now, so I am happy about that".
  • Arizona loses another commit in wake of scandal

    Arizona loses another commit in wake of scandal

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    Shareef O'Neal, Shaq's son, decommitted last weekend, one day after ESPN's Mark Schlabach reported that Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretaps intercepted phone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a runner for ASM Sports agent Andy Miller.
  • NFL Combine preview: A look at Alabama's offensive players

    NFL Combine preview: A look at Alabama's offensive players

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    Brown's lack of speed is surprising, given the offense he played in at Oklahoma. Friday's 40-yard dash was surely not going to do him any favors either, but Brown's exhibition was nearly painful to watch. Former running back Ronald Jones is participating in the combine. Some teams reportedly want Louisville's Lamar Jackson , one of the most prolific quarterbacks in college football history, to work out as a wide receiver .
  • Krejci hat trick leads Bruins to massive win over Penguins

    Krejci hat trick leads Bruins to massive win over Penguins

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    Riley Sheahan blocked a Charlie McAvoy shot and raced down the left wing to whistle a shot past Rask from the left circle, cutting the Bruins' lead to 5-3 with 2.2 seconds left in the period. 1 center Patrice Bergeron left the lineup with a fractured foot. "We have been [coming together] all year, it's been a trait of this team for so long and I don't think it's ever going to go away", Krug said.
  • RBS says Irish border issue is key in bank's post-Brexit future

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    Barnier said he would engage in a new round of negotiations next week and would also meet leaders of Northern Ireland . But while he welcomed May' bid to secure a very close relationship with the European Union after Brexit , that London needed to provide "more detailed and realistic proposals".
  • All five runners disqualified in men's 400m heat at World Indoor Championships

    All five runners disqualified in men's 400m heat at World Indoor Championships

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    Fellow Scottish record holder and hurdles specialist Doyle lined up in the penultimate heat alongside Ireland's Healy and world 400m bronze medallist, Stephenie Ann McPherson. "Very frustrated and wasn't myself today but lessons learnt". Bianca Williams, a late call-up to the British team booked her place in the semi-finals as one of the remaining fastest outside the automatic spots, posting 7.31 in the first of six heats.
  • Nadal out of Indian Wells, Miami Masters

    Nadal out of Indian Wells, Miami Masters

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    On Facebook , the 31-year-old said: "Unfortunately, the injury I suffered in Acapulco before starting the tournament is in the same area as the one suffered in Melbourne". An 11th title at Roland Garros will be his primary goal, and that could see the 16-time Grand Slam champion play it very carefully in the build-up.
  • PSG say Neymar to undergo surgery in Brazil

    PSG say Neymar to undergo surgery in Brazil

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    The doctor set to perform the operation said the typical recovery period is two and a half to three months, which would mean Neymar is back playing by mid-May at the earliest - just a month before Brazil kick off their World Cup campaign.
  • Southampton have doubts over duo for Stoke clash

    Southampton have doubts over duo for Stoke clash

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    Southampton were in the top 10 in November, but one win in 15 league matches has seen their position plummet like the temperatures. However, there are one or two familiar faces set to be back in the side as captain Ryan Shawcross and veteran forward Peter Crouch have recovered from ankle problems they previously suffered.
  • Dolphins acquire DE Robert Quinn from Rams

    Dolphins acquire DE Robert Quinn from Rams

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    Details of the trade, which won't become official until March 14 when the league year officially begins, weren't immediately known, but it is expected to include an exchange of draft picks. Quinn is a two-time Pro Bowler and was a first-team All-Pro in 2013 when he finished second in the National Football League with 19 sacks. Or, Miami could pair Quinn with Wake, Charles Harris and Andre Branch in what, on paper, is a formidable defensive end rotation.
  • Raiders to select 10th overall in April's NFL Draft

    Raiders to select 10th overall in April's NFL Draft

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    The San Francisco 49ers are victors in the offseason battle of the bay. In losing the coin flip, the Raiders get the 10th overall pick. The toss was administered at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The Raiders will pick ahead of the 49ers in the second round. The Raiders, as a result, will select 10th in the draft, which takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  • NFL Draft: Prospects who should rise after Scouting Combine

    NFL Draft: Prospects who should rise after Scouting Combine

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    The former University of Washington receiver sprinted onto the national radar and into the draft's top 10 a year ago with a 4.22-second time in the 40-yard dash. And if that player is a cornerback it's more important than if that player is a defensive end. There's a good chance that Ridley (right) is WR1 on many teams draft boards and he can solidify that status at the Combine.
  • Louisville's Lamar Jackson shoots down receiver talk, says he's strictly a quarterback

    Louisville's Lamar Jackson shoots down receiver talk, says he's strictly a quarterback

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    Heis projected to be selected either in the first or second round, despite some reports suggesting some general managers across the league that he work out as a wide receiver this week . It's not clear yet if Jackson will comply and work out in both positions, but he is scheduled to work out with the quarterbacks on Saturday. Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy as a junior at Louisville , is one of the most polarizing quarterback prospects in the draft.
  • Baker Mayfield Penned A Heartfelt Tribute To Oklahoma

    Baker Mayfield Penned A Heartfelt Tribute To Oklahoma

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    The Oklahoma gunslinger known for his big arm and even bigger personality has been linked to NY for months. "I don't think I'm cocky", he said at one point. I can make any throw. I've always been energetic, and what I've found is that by showing my emotions, my teammates bring out their emotions as well, which can take everyone's performance to another level.
  • Russell Wilson Strikes Out in Yankees Spring Training Debut vs. Braves

    Russell Wilson Strikes Out in Yankees Spring Training Debut vs. Braves

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    Friday's game against the Braves begins at 1 p.m. ET and will be televised. "I'm not opposed to that, " Cashman told reporters Wednesday. "We'll see what happens". Russell Wilson made his first appearance in a professional baseball game since 2011 on Friday, and his first at-bat went as you might expect for someone who hadn't stepped into the box against live pitching in almost seven years.
  • Woods commits to two tournaments in Masters build-up

    Woods commits to two tournaments in Masters build-up

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    Will Tiger Woods make the 12-man U.S. Ryder Cup team for the 2018 event in Paris? Woods shot an even-par 280 for the tournament. He also committed to playing in next week's Valspar Championship in Tampa. "I've still got some work to do, but I'm very pleased with the way I've progressed, especially this week", Woods told reporters at last week's Honda Classic.
  • Cavs suspend JR Smith for throwing soup at coach

    Cavs suspend JR Smith for throwing soup at coach

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    Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith is many things, but a Soup Nazi he is not. ESPN reported the details of the suspension Friday morning. Shortly after the Cavs announced Smith's suspension, it was clear Smith was involved in some kind of altercation (or something similar) inside the team, but the Cavs neither publicly nor privately would say what happened.
  • Rafael Nadal Withdraws from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open

    Rafael Nadal Withdraws from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open

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    The 31-year-old 16-time Grand Slam victor had been left distraught on Tuesday after suddenly pulling out of Acapulco just hours before his opening match. BNP Paribas officials said world No. 86 Radu Albot will move into the main draw with Nadal's withdrawal. The injury first flared up in that tournament, causing him to bow out mid-match during a quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic.
  • Liverpool FC vs Newcastle United

    Liverpool FC vs Newcastle United

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    Benitez said: 'The main thing for me is to try to win. The last four fixtures at Anfield have produced no fewer than 21 goals and dabblebet's 21/20 (2.05 ) quote for this match to feature more than three goals could represent good value for punters.
  • Van Dijk had to 'step up' after sealing Livepool switch

    Van Dijk had to 'step up' after sealing Livepool switch

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    It's also close to unthinkable that he would suddenly quit Juventus and move to Merseyside, especially as he is planning to retire unless the Bianconeri win the Champions League. Van Dijk impressed in his first outing as a new Liverpool player, scoring the victor against Everton in an FA Cup derby, but in the weeks following that the increased demands of his new side did show and there were stumbles visible in his game as he adjusted.
  • Everton manager Allardyce dismisses exit claims

    Everton manager Allardyce dismisses exit claims

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    When asked who should replace Allardyce if he is given the boot, Campbell replied: "To be honest Silva for me yet Howe, Fonseca or Dyche could do the job too! We're not good enough away from home but we're good enough at home", Allardyce said during his press conference ahead of this weekend's trip to Burnley.
  • Warriors' Curry destroys hotel table in golf mishap

    Warriors' Curry destroys hotel table in golf mishap

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    The 29-year-old saw the amusing side to the accident after posting a picture to his Instagram page while labelling himself an "idiot". The entire top of the table was shattered, as glass shards littered the floor and chairs nearby. Curry played the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic on a sponsor's invite last summer and finished ahead of four players in the 156-man field at 8-over.
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    Raiola: "I've spoken with Juventus, Roma, Napoli about Balotelli"

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    He returned to Italy for a short spell with AC Milan , before heading back to the Premier League the following year for what turned out to be a disappointing spell at Liverpool . Gigio made a choice to stay at AC Milan and I respect it. I've spoken with Juventus, Roma, Napoli and Inter'. "In fact, if it were up to me, Gigio would leave Milan", Raiola said.
  • PSL 3: Two Chinese cricketers to train with Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai

    PSL 3: Two Chinese cricketers to train with Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai

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    Watson was a part of the Islamabad United for the first two seasons of PSL before he was picked by Quetta Gladiators for the third season. Quetta Gladiators found the going hard on a slow pitch after Peshawar won the toss and put them into bat, managing just 31 runs in the last five overs.
  • Russian Federation banned from flying national flag at the end of Winter Olympics

    Russian Federation banned from flying national flag at the end of Winter Olympics

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    International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said following news of Sergeeva's failed test: "We are always extremely disappointed when there is a doping case, from whichever nation it happens to be". The athletes allowed to come to Pyeongchang are competing as neutrals under the name Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAS). But the International Olympic Committee voted to maintain the ban on Russia, meaning the Russians could not wave their flag at the close of the games and ...
  • Decision of the IOC Executive Board

    Decision of the IOC Executive Board

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    As a result, however, the IOC said that only "clean" athletes could compete in the 2018 Olympics under a neutral flag as Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR). "I don't think quite frankly these Olympic Winter Games have been tainted by the Russian affair because we had no Russian team here", Bach said, adding that the two Russian doping violations "are cases of negligence".
  • 'It's his last season at Man Utd': Mourinho expects Ibrahimovic departure

    'It's his last season at Man Utd': Mourinho expects Ibrahimovic departure

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    Is he injured? No, he's not injured. "He's not injured. Does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he's in condition to help the team in this moment?" I want to feel that I can perform and give something back. Irwin, who was part of the United team to win the Champions League as part of the treble in 1999, said: "In the Champions League, I think any one of 10 teams can win it".
  • Browns a possible 'suitor' for Frank Gore?

    Browns a possible 'suitor' for Frank Gore?

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    Offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and defensive line coach Mike Phair already had deals with Indy before Reich took the job. "But I want to be part of a team". "Yes", Ballard told reporters Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indy. "We think the draft is good, " Ballard said. "Eh, we'll see. We'll see (how) the market pans out".
  • Ben Stokes position as Test vice-captain not guaranteed, confirms Joe Root

    Ben Stokes position as Test vice-captain not guaranteed, confirms Joe Root

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    The Cockermouth man, 26, put in a man-of-the-match performance in England's six-wicket success on Wednesday before stressing it's a "privilege" to represent the country. Bairstow, who has won 50 Test caps, does not disparage ODI team-mates Adil Rashid and Alex Hales' decision to relegate Test ambitions by agreeing white-ball-only county contracts, but he will not be following suit any time soon.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge day-to-day with ankle injury

    LaMarcus Aldridge day-to-day with ankle injury

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    LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after scoring during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on February 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Patty Mills and Rudy Gay missed 3-pointers on San Antonio's last-gasp possession, and Davis finished off the Spurs with two more free throws with 3.4 seconds to play.
  • Analysts Ratings on: Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA)

    Analysts Ratings on: Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA)

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    Papa John's Intl (NASDAQ: PZZA ) has a current PEG of 3.14. After becoming the league's official pizza sponsor in 2010, the company adopted the same role in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom a year later and it also paid $5m for the naming rights of the stadium of the University of Louisville's football team, which has since been known as Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
  • Hunter's 3 helps No. 1 Virginia edge Louisville 67-66

    Hunter's 3 helps No. 1 Virginia edge Louisville 67-66

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    Virginia didn't wilt, answering with two free throws by Jerome with a tick left. Hunter's game-winner came after Louisville turned the ball over on an inbounds play with 0.9 seconds to play. Jerome led all scorers with 21 points while Adel led the Cardinals with 18. The Louisville Cardinals had a chance to secure a win vs. Missed free throws down the stretch that could have sealed the win ultimately came back to hurt the Cardinals.
  • Wenger: 'Massive overhaul' if Arsenal don't make Top 4

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    The speech was delivered to the players after Arsenal lost 3-0 to Manchester City in Sunday's Carabao Cup final . Ederson, though, has taken the Premier League by surprise since arriving from Portugal, displaying the kind of confidence rarely seen by goalkeepers his age.
  • No illegal contact from Liverpool before move, insists Van Dijk

    No illegal contact from Liverpool before move, insists Van Dijk

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    Loris Karius has gotten better with each game and the fans will hope he can continue his consistent displays in goal. "Every day here is tough". "We've got a healthy squad who want to work hard, to win, and it's still pretty tight in terms of finishing in the top four.