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The goal marked the Frenchman's first since joining the Stamford Bridge outfit from rival Arsenal at the January transfer deadline. He seized it with typical coolness, calmly shepherding Nouha Dicko into non-threatening areas whenever Hull managed to escape their own half and marshalling the back line with none of the reckless aggression that marked his first exposure to Chelsea's first team.
  • Hard for Manchester United to catch 'almost perfect' City, says Wayne Rooney

    Hard for Manchester United to catch 'almost perfect' City, says Wayne Rooney

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    The 41-year-old striker famously left Manchester under a cloud in 2006, joining Real Madrid after failing to turn up to the final game of United's 05/06 Premier League season. City are getting to the level Barcelona were at four or five years ago. 'I think they are very risky, Firmino works very hard to win the ball back and they have a lot of pace, ' Rooney told Sky Sports .
  • Lucas Moura unlikely to make Tottenham debut at Liverpool, admits Mauricio Pochettino

    Lucas Moura unlikely to make Tottenham debut at Liverpool, admits Mauricio Pochettino

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    Neymar said he is saddened by Lucas Moura's imminent move to Tottenham , insisting his underused Brazilian counterpart should not be allowed to leave Paris Saint-Germain. Here he could have been used a lot more but I'm not the owner of the team, not the owner of Paris. It is not a signing that if he doesn't score goals from the beginning, it is a mistake.
  • How the Redskins could make a mess of the QB market

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    Except the Redskins , who clearly are ready to move on from Cousins as evidenced by a. their refusal to give him a long-term deal commensurate with his talents, and b. "I guess there are still some dates to check off, but it should be an exciting process". If they end up doing so, the first day to franchise players is February 20th.
  • Rickie Fowler finishes fast to retain Phoenix Open lead

    Rickie Fowler finishes fast to retain Phoenix Open lead

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    Japan's Hideki Matsuyama's bid for a rare hat-trick was over before the second round began, as the world No. 5 withdrew from the Phoenix Open on Friday prior to hitting a shot with a left wrist injury. "It's going to take a lot of birdies (to win) out here". He said he'd try to shut out thoughts of the number one ranking, which he admitted got to him in a disappointing finish at Torrey Pines last week.
  • Aymeric Laporte On Bench - Manchester City Team vs Burnley Confirmed

    Aymeric Laporte On Bench - Manchester City Team vs Burnley Confirmed

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    City were leading through Danilo's 22nd-minute strike but missed a number of chances to finish off the game with Sterling being the worst of them, when he failed to find the target from two yards. "The next day you focus on the next one (chance)". "Of course we are frustrated in terms of the result but the performance was outstanding against a Burnley side who are the most British of teams in terms of long balls and the way they play", said Guardiola after the Premier League game.
  • Gun in LA school shooting went off in backpack

    Gun in LA school shooting went off in backpack

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    The 12-year-old girl has been booked for negligent discharge of a firearm and is in Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall. The single round struck a 15-year-old boy in the temple and a 15-year-old girl in the wrist. "I just saw something pop", she said. The school has been declared safe, and we are communicating with parents of students at Castro Middle School, as well as neighboring campuses.
  • Wenger asks Ozil to

    Wenger asks Ozil to "lead the team to success" after new deal

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    The Gabon worldwide completed a club record £56m move to Arsenal from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day on Wednesday night. "It was a hard deal because Dortmund needed a replacement", said Wenger. "It's always possible. Will I do it?" "You have to show them respect, and that you rate the players but as well they have to accept that we live in a competitive world".
  • Smith trade to Washington means Cousins in play for Broncos

    Smith trade to Washington means Cousins in play for Broncos

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    But Washington only played in one playoff game during that span, going 9-7, 8-7-1 and, most recently, 7-9 in Cousins' time as a starter. The teams may publicly confirm the details as soon as Wednesday, but the trade can not be processed and official until the NFL's new league year begins March 14.
  • Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons 121-108

    Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons 121-108

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    George scored 26 points. Anthony entered Saturday against the Pistons needing 17 points to reach 25,000. Detroit's reserves actually outscored Oklahoma City's 64-25, but the Thunder's starters outscored Detroit's 96-44. "But down the stretch, we didn't take care of the ball and execute". Embiid dunked on Westbrook during the first quarter, staring the prone point guard down while running back on defense.
  • DeMarcus Cousins' Achilles injury 'doesn't look good'

    DeMarcus Cousins' Achilles injury 'doesn't look good'

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    Cousins suffered the injury in the final seconds of New Orleans' 115-113 victory over the Houston Rockets while trying to track down an offensive rebound. But will Demps be evaluated on the team's best stretch of the season or the final result at season's end? The timing is also brutal for Cousins , as he's in a contract year.
  • Australian Open 2018 Results: Women's Final Score and Men's Final Predictions

    Australian Open 2018 Results: Women's Final Score and Men's Final Predictions

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    In a captivating tussle played out in stifling humidity, the Dane hung tough in a nerve-shredding final set to win 7-6 (2) 3-6 6-4 under the lights at a heaving Rod Laver Arena. "I've been through a few injuries". While she is in this sort of form, you couldn't bet against her doing it. She looked determined not to let her momentum slide but Halep , whose marathon matches appeared finally to be catching up with her, dug in with grit to save four break points in the third game of the ...
  • Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview

    Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview

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    When is Newport vs Tottenham and what time is kick-off? Saturday will be the first time the club hosts a top-flight team since 1986, when Everton came in and won 5-1. Eric Dier keeps his place while Juan Foyth comes in for Davinson Sanchez alongside Jan Vertonghen in defence. Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters are full-backs.
  • Michigan State AD resigns in wake of Larry Nassar scandal

    Michigan State AD resigns in wake of Larry Nassar scandal

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    Tompsett said the NCAA's authority over recruiting, eligibility, financial aid, practice and competition doesn't mean it should be involved in high-profile cases like Sandusky or Nassar, who was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing seven women.
  • Guerrero, Hoffman, Jones, Thome get call to baseball Hall

    Guerrero, Hoffman, Jones, Thome get call to baseball Hall

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    They will be joined by Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell , who were picked last month by a committee that considered older players and executives. Other players don't seem to have their stats adjusted for park factor and Francis points out that during his MVP season of 1997, for example, his home/road splits included the following: 20/29 home runs; 30/16 doubles; 1.169/1.176 OPS.
  • Injured Nadal expects to be fit in three weeks

    Injured Nadal expects to be fit in three weeks

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    The incident appeared to fire Edmund up but it was not enough for him to overcome his rival's deadly serve, as the Croatian prevailed in straight sets. In another shock result, Kyle Edmund from Britain overcame world number three Grigor Dimitrov in four sets, booking his place in the semifinals for the first time in his career.
  • Kevin Hart To Open Up The 2018 NBA All-Star Game

    Kevin Hart To Open Up The 2018 NBA All-Star Game

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    With the new NBA All-Star format, top vote-getters of the respective conferences in LeBron James and Curry will choose the two teams, picking players from the pool of starters and reserves without regard for conference affiliation. The designs represent a significant departure from previous NBA All-Star uniforms, which have never featured the players' standard team logos on the chest (although players simply wore their regular team uniforms, with no special All-Star design, from 1997 ...
  • Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher

    Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher

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    The Australian Open is well underway in Melbourne , and thus the broadcasting team is taking every opportunity they can to spice up the moments in their non-stop coverage that aren't filled with the dotted silence of tennis actually being played.
  • Rooney tempted me to move to Everton: Walcott

    Rooney tempted me to move to Everton: Walcott

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    Big Sam was left furious after his side threw in the towel and capitulated against a Spurs side who oozed class. Their failed scouting mission has not deterred them from signing the versatile defender this month, though it remains to be seen if Allardyce sees fit to sanction a move before the end of January.
  • Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training

    Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training

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    In August, Tebow, 30, said he learned a lot during his first season of professional baseball. At the start of 2017, Tebow was assigned to the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets' Class-A affiliate. Lucie in the Florida State League. Per the Mets' official Twitter account , Tebow was one of nine players invited to Major League Baseball camp.
  • NFL Draft: Mel Kiper Says 'Stats Are For Losers'

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    Whether that happens in the first round, second round, or later in the draft will be telling for what they think of their quarterback situation moving forward. USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen are probably in contention for the No. 1 overall pick, too, assuming Cleveland wants to go with a quarterback.
  • Time champion Djokovic into Aussie 3rd round

    Time champion Djokovic into Aussie 3rd round

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    Open. "Was a tough one in all aspect of the game, of the energy", Wawrinka said. The player also had the easiest of rides in her on-stage interview. She made her return to the tour in April, but didn't contest her first Grand Slam tournament until the U.S. Open, in which she reached the fourth round.
  • Sean Payton says mocking Vikings 'Skol' clap was 'good playoff fun'

    Sean Payton says mocking Vikings 'Skol' clap was 'good playoff fun'

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    Bank Stadium to watch her first Vikings playoff game and first game in the new stadium, fans treated her like a hometown hero, high-fiving her and taking her picture. When George Johnson blocked Ryan Quigley's punt, the Saints took over at the Vikings 40. That was more than enough time for Brees, the sure-bet Hall of Famer with a Super Bowl ring and all kinds of records.
  • Liverpool-bound Keita going nowhere in January

    Liverpool-bound Keita going nowhere in January

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    The Guinea global is a talented midfielder and Jurgen Klopp's side had to beat off competition from other elite clubs in order to sign him. With Philippe Coutinho's £146 million move to Barcelona confirmed earlier this week, the Reds are in need of a replacement and have plenty of money to spend.
  • Liverpool end Manchester City unbeaten run in 7-goal thriller

    Liverpool end Manchester City unbeaten run in 7-goal thriller

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    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino , Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all on target as Liverpool beat the leaders. Leroy Sane had cancelled out Oxlade-Chamberlain's opener - and substitute Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan scored in the last six minutes to set up a thrilling finale.
  • Gruden A Bold Investment For Raiders

    Gruden A Bold Investment For Raiders

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    He was one of almost 40 former Raiders players in attendance, joining among others Jerry Rice , Tim Brown, Jim Plunkett, Howie Long, Jim Otto and Rich Gannon . I'm going to be highly involved here just like I am with the San Francisco 49ers. If you believe that he is the guy that can turnaround the franchise, then you do whatever you can to bring him in.
  • Bears add offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to Matt Nagy's staff

    Bears add offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to Matt Nagy's staff

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    Helfrich was hired Thursday as the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears for new head coach Matt Nagy . Hiestand, Nagy's first official staff hire, is not only strong candidate, but encouraging proof that a young head coach can attract an experienced teacher with an impressive resume.
  • Alabama CB Minkah Fitzpatrick Will Officially Enter NFL Draft

    Alabama CB Minkah Fitzpatrick Will Officially Enter NFL Draft

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    The Tide tailback ran for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this season after rushing for 1,040 yards and two scores his sophomore year in 2016. Ridley's 224 career receptions also ranks second in program history behind Amari Cooper's 228, while his 2,781 career receiving yards ranks third behind DJ Hall (2,923) and Cooper (3,463).
  • Packers' Eliot Wolf heads to Browns

    Packers' Eliot Wolf heads to Browns

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    The Browns also confirmed the hiring of Alonzo Highsmith as vice president of football operations. It's a big loss for Green Bay, and potentially another sign that their grip on the NFC North is slipping. He has been with the Packers since 2004, when he joined the team as a pro personnel assistant under then coach/GM Mike Sherman. He was a college scout for 13 years until he was promoted to personnel executive in 2012.
  • NFL, NFLPA to review how Panthers handled hit on QB Newton

    NFL, NFLPA to review how Panthers handled hit on QB Newton

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    If the concussion protocol was not properly followed the team is subject to discipline, including a $150,000 fine. Now, the National Football League have asked the Panthers to explain their handling of Newton's injury - adding that it has gotten in touch with the team's medical staff.
  • Serena Williams exits Australian Open: 'I'm not where I want to be'

    Serena Williams exits Australian Open: 'I'm not where I want to be'

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    Serena Williams' decision not to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child had nothing to do with merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. Several other stars, including top-ranked Rafael Nadal, six-time champion Novak Djokovic and 2014 victor Stan Wawrinka, also are dealing with injuries.
  • Pogba Skippers United As Lukaku Returns To Squad

    Pogba Skippers United As Lukaku Returns To Squad

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    Three minutes later, Pogba had a chance to send United ahead but his curling shot from just outside the box towards the top corner missed wide. Lingard and Paul Pogba both had early attempts for a United team that started on the front foot at Old Trafford.
  • CAF African Footballer Of The Year Announced

    CAF African Footballer Of The Year Announced

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    Egypt and Liverpool ace Mohammed Salah has been named African player of the year following his impressive performance on the field in 2017. Salah was a joint-top scorer in the 2018 African World Cup Qualifiers after guiding Egypt to their first FIFA World Cup since 1990.
  • Eli Apple is already the biggest bust from the 2016 National Football League draft

    Eli Apple is already the biggest bust from the 2016 National Football League draft

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    He said on the same radio show last week that the 2016 first-round pick needs to "grow up". Apple played just seven snaps during Sunday's 23-0 defeat at Arizona , all on special teams. Having been suspended for repeated conduct detrimental to the team, NY now have a chance to void the guaranteed money on Apple's contract and potentially part ways with him without fear of eating a large chunk of dead cap.
  • Liverpool to sign Southampton's defender for a record breaking free

    Liverpool to sign Southampton's defender for a record breaking free

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    Liverpool issued an apology to Southampton over the incident and the deal has been revived, with Van Dijk signing a contract for an undisclosed length of time that commences from January 1. A statement on the club's website read, " Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk ".
  • MAGA: 13 states saw record low unemployment in 2017

    MAGA: 13 states saw record low unemployment in 2017

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    In the U.S.as a whole, the unemployment rate in November was 4.1 percent compared with 4.6 percent in November 2016. The Labor Department's report on state unemployment released Friday showed rates fell in 19 other states, a positive sign for us economic growth.
  • Conte laments fortune before Everton clash

    Conte laments fortune before Everton clash

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    Commenting on Morata's suspension, Conte said, "A big loss for us, but it happened". That was Morata's fifth caution of the season which means he'll miss this weekend's Premier League match at Everton . It is great for us, especially because we reached the semi-final with a lot of rotation. Gary Cahill has dismissed the notion that Arsenal hold the psychological edge over Chelsea ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final clash in the new year.
  • O's closer Zach Britton ruptures Achilles, out at least six months

    O's closer Zach Britton ruptures Achilles, out at least six months

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    He was already prepared for a possible move. After Machado, many would figure Britton to be Baltimore's biggest trade piece. As for the Orioles-where does their offseason go from here? For now, Britton - who will have surgery Thursday in Los Angeles - won't help the Orioles on the field or at the negotiating table with potential trade partners.
  • United will fight to the end - Mourinho

    United will fight to the end - Mourinho

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    United led through goals from former West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku , who did not celebrate his header, and Jesse Lingard before Gareth Barry replied for the hosts. He said: "I'm hungry for more goals and any way I can help the team - assists, goals - and to win the game is the most important thing". The inability or unwillingness to push on almost cost United, as West Brom scored in the 77th minute to set up a nervy finish.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain:

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: "Top quality" Coutinho remains fully focused on Liverpool

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    The England worldwide was excellent in the middle of the park and played a key role in securing an impressive 4-0 win with Philippe Coutinho , Dejan Lovren , Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino getting the goals. It also erased memories of this fixture last season when Liverpool famously surrendered a 3-1 lead with 15 minutes to go to lose 4-3. It is advice the Liverpool manager is delighted to have listened to with Salah having already scored 19 goals this season.