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Nassar's lawyer had asked for him to be bailed to his home and said he could be monitored electronically by means of a tag. When Lopez refused to continue her visits with Nassar in 2001, according to the lawsuit, the university coerced her into declaring herself medically inactive and ending her playing career.
  • Mauricio Pochettino rubbishes Eric Dier to Chelsea or Bayern Munich rumours

    Mauricio Pochettino rubbishes Eric Dier to Chelsea or Bayern Munich rumours

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    However, Pochettino said there was zero chance of Dier leaving the north London club after he played the full 90 minutes in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Hull. "I think this season we are working hard to develop a different formation and different systems to use". "I think the most important thing is to be in the starting XI and try to improve and play", stated Pochettino.
  • Stafford runs for go-ahead TD in Lions' 20-17 win over Bears

    Stafford runs for go-ahead TD in Lions' 20-17 win over Bears

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    In the final minute of Sunday's game against the Lions at Ford Field, the Bears were marching for a tying or go-ahead drive. The day wasn't exactly flawless, though. Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the hand injury suffered by quarterback Matthew Stafford and a weekend update on MSU men's basketball . Stafford did not miss a snap after experiencing the injury early in the 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears.
  • Giants alerted National Football League that Steelers used deflated balls

    Giants alerted National Football League that Steelers used deflated balls

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    The NFL later released a statement saying the Giants didn't file a formal complain, and the Steelers' footballs passed the NFL protocol established after the Patriots' Deflategate scandal. When asked if Brady had any advice for the league on handling the Giants-Steelers situation, Brady laughed. However, shortly after, Albert Breer of the MMQB reported that the National Football League said the balls were in compliance and that the Giants hadn't made a "formal" complaint.
  • Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Monday

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    The judge said the state law requiring a two-day wait between the Board of Canvassers' decision and the start of the recount violates the rights of Michigan's voters. Stein has argued, without evidence, that irregularities in the votes in all three states suggest that there could have been tampering with the vote, perhaps through a well-coordinated, highly complex cyberattack.
  • Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson on Heisman Trophy path

    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson on Heisman Trophy path

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    Many expected Jackson to sweep the awards he was up for on Thursday, but Watson said he was confident he would win. If Jackson doesn't end up winning the 2016 Heisman Trophy, here are five reasons that it will be Watson who joins college football's most sacred fraternity.
  • World Series trophy tour includes C-U

    World Series trophy tour includes C-U

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    While other dates have not been announced, tour stops will include Champaign, Bloomington and Springfield. The team said specific updates on the Cubs Trophy Tour will be posted to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CubsTrophyTour. The team is also working on plans to share the trophy with children in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. It will then be at the Cubs Convention Jan.
  • Liverpool got bargain with Firmino signing, says Klopp

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    However, time is running out for Daniel Sturridge to prove his fitness ahead of the visit of West Ham as the striker was once again unable to train with the rest of the first team squad as he continues to nurse a calf injury. West Ham travel to Anfield on Sunday with the incentive of knowing three points could be enough to keep manager Bilic in his job. The Hammers, meanwhile, are expected to be without a number of players for the daunting trip to Anfield .
  • NHL's Vegas Golden Knights denied trademark for nickname

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    Patent and Trademark Office. While this wouldn't necessarily have been a big deal for the new franchise that will begin play during the 2017-18 season, ownership unveiled this logo and scheme on November 23 during a ceremony in front of fans and season-ticket holders outside its new home at T-Mobile Arena.
  • Republican governor concedes North Carolina race

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    Cooper, who is now North Carolina's outgoing attorney general, called House Bill 2 a "national embarrassment" and would not defend it. On Nov. 8, McCrory had lost to Cooper by a tally of over 4,000 votes. "McCrory needs to be a statesman and do what the voters wanted and concede this race". The final year of McCrory's four-year tenure was marked by drama on some of America's touchiest subjects.
  • Baylor names new head football coach from Temple University

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    Jim Grobe, who has served as Baylor's acting coach since Briles' firing, will step down following the Bears' appearance in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl on December 27. He was an assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants when Temple hired him and before that spent six seasons as an assistant at Temple.
  • MacLean: Gallant's tenure with Panthers was never going to work

    MacLean: Gallant's tenure with Panthers was never going to work

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    Viola must have been projecting pretty bad numbers going forward for Gallant and, for some reason, the team owner sees 60-year old Tom Rowe as the answer in what will be his first gig as an National Hockey League head coach. Carolina carried its one-goal advantage into the second intermission and held onto it throughout the third with Leighton backstopping them until the final horn.
  • Fiji scores late to beat Canada at Dubai 7s

    Fiji scores late to beat Canada at Dubai 7s

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    As sevens continues to refine itself as a genre, which appeals to a younger, digital-native audience, as well as traditional rugby union fans and families, we can expect live interviews from the captains' photo shoots, pitch-side chats with key personnel, Twitter Q&As with star players, and behind-the-scenes access to gym sessions, and so on.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. rips officials following loss to Steelers

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    Beckham said last week that he would be standing and watching when the Steelers were on offense so he could witness Brown. You can't sit there and rely on them, if anybody watched the game [on Sunday]. He did so against a defense that hadn't allowed an opponent to reach the century mark since Adrian Peterson in Week 16 of the 2015 season. "We are who we are right now".
  • Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win

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    Woods, who turns 41 later this month, made five birdies, three bogeys and three double bogeys on his way to finishing 72 holes on four-under 284 - 14 shots behind victor Hideki Matsuyama of Japan. "It adds up to a pretty high number but I made some nice putts out there". I always want to be aggressive, but I made some bad mistakes - you can't make two sevens .
  • Late Kane double propels Spurs in 3-2 win over West Ham

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    West Ham will rely heavily on star playmaker Payet in Saturday's trip to White Hart Lane as the club bids to move clear of the Premier League's relegation zone, with the France global tallying one goal and four assists this season. Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told The Times it would "a dream" to be the next permanent England captain. "It shows I'm doing well". "I am happy here".
  • Berry's 2 picks carry Chiefs to 29-28 win over Falcons

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    JAGUARS have NFL's fewest takeaways (seven), and are tied with Jets for most giveaways (22). That will likely depend on how Kansas City opts to defend the All-Pro wideout. It will be the team's third game without top cornerback Desmond Trufant, placed on injured reserve this week with a torn pectoral muscle. Who knew that the win would not only get their season off to a good start, but also foreshadow what has arguably been the NFL's most unbelievable run in 2016? That being said, they ...
  • Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

    Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

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    Things looked bleak early, but McSorley repeatedly burned the nation's No. 3 defense with long passes on a record-breaking night. "Our guys obviously would have loved to have been in the playoff, but they're also excited for the opportunity to play in a big bowl game", Penn State coach James Franklin said on ESPN.
  • Patriots Gronkowski to have back surgery

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    Two orthopedic surgeons told USA TODAY Sports that a return this season would be extremely hard for Gronkowski. Even though his season is likely over, Gronk is still Gronk. He said it's too soon to say whether Gronkowski will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. We are deeply saddened any time a player is lost to injury.
  • 49ers' Kelly not interested in playing OR chip

    49ers' Kelly not interested in playing OR chip

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    Oregon had a 12-game winning streak against Washington snapped with a 70-21 loss to the Huskies, and its 34-24 loss to the Beavers ended an eight-game winning streak against Oregon State. Now Oregon is again looking beyond its current staff following the dismissal of coach Mark Helfrich . "The team doesn't know who'll coach them next".
  • Harden scores 20 in Rockets' runaway win over Denver 128-110

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    We knew exactly what both teams would try to do in the game, and, bless both squads, unless they were going to make an incredible defensive play, they more or less stayed out of each others' way. But the Rockets have shown ample perseverance throughout the season. But that's ancient history and this new history dictates it's going to be different for the Rockets.
  • Oregon Ducks fire football coach Mark Helfrich

    Oregon Ducks fire football coach Mark Helfrich

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    Helfrich, a graduate of Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, guided the Ducks to the national title game in 2014 with Heisman Trophy victor Marcus Mariota at quarterback. That's a perfectly noble system to adhere to if you're the sort of school that's accepted lower expectations or manages to find a flawless in-house successor for every coach and time one coach's ascendance to another's departure (which never happens).
  • UFC champions join attempt to form fighters association

    UFC champions join attempt to form fighters association

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    During the call it was announced that the MMA Athletes Association has been started, and that UFC fighters Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone , Tim Kennedy, Cain Velasquez and TJ Dillashaw are members of a five fighter board. and has some leverage options such as a strike to exert pressure as necessary on the UFC . Rebney said he's been working on this for two years. While not quite Ronda Rousey or Conor McGregor , the MMAAA has taken greater strides in establishing its presence than, ...
  • Former Baylor star Isaiah Austin cleared by doctors to return to basketball

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    More than two years later, there's a chance that Austin could join the National Basketball Association in a more official capacity. "At the same time, I'm a God-fearing man, and I believe that everything happens in life for a reason, so why would God put it in my doctor's heart to say that I was cleared if he didn't want me to go and chase my dream and share my testimony with millions of people around the world".
  • Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente named ACC Football Coach of the Year

    Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente named ACC Football Coach of the Year

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    Virginia Tech offensive lineman Jonathan McLaughlin (71) celebrates with Commonwealth Cup as defensive lineman Vinny Mihota (99) joins in after their 52-10 win over Virginia in an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va.,. Watson , a Heisman finalist last year when he led the Tigers to the national championship game, is expected to be a finalist again this year. Now there is a focused mindset, with distractions kept to a minimum.
  • Man U face Hull City in League Cup semi-finals

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    Liverpool have fond memories of facing the Saints in the EFL Cup , having beaten them 6-1 at the quarter-final stage on the road to last season's final. United host Hull City in the first leg before visiting the KCOM. Hull needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Championship side Newcastle last night.
  • Zidane's son scores as Madrid routs Leonesa 6-1 in Copa

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    Not only the youngsters, all the players will hope to shine and prove their worth. The La Liga outfit had too much class for Cultural in the first game and easily overran them with wave after wave of attack. He was brought on at half-time in the Copa del Rey victory over Cultural Leonesa at the Bernabeu. "I just think it will be a great game, with the referee doing his best".
  • India v England: Jonny Bairstow says visitors must show fight

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    Now we need to come back and do in the morning session what they did to us", said Bairstow . Yes, it's obviously desperately unlucky for the youngster who impressed us all with his technique, his talent and obviously now his bravery and determination to, when he's playing for England , he'll do anything to get out there.
  • Durant leads Warriors' 2nd straight win over Lakers, 109-85

    Durant leads Warriors' 2nd straight win over Lakers, 109-85

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    Neither coach was particularly happy with the quirky schedule. For the second straight game, Golden State topped 100 points against the Lakers with the majority of their production coming from the starting lineup on the way to their 10th straight win.
  • Manning, Giants down Browns 27-13 for 6th straight win

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    However, having a functional running game will open up the playbook and will diversify the predictable offense. Up next is Warren Moon (49,325), but Manning has a long way to go to catch brother, Peyton, who finished with 71,940 yards. In the end, the defense of the Giants prevailed, ironically after the Browns' biggest play of the game. Here are the game balls including Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Mourinho sets Rooney Europa League goal

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    The 31-year-old scored his 39th goal in continental competition in a 4-0 win over Feyenoord at Old Trafford to move ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy on United's list of all-time scorers in European games. 'I hope so, let's see'. United boss Jose Mourinho said of Rooney: "It is an incredible achievement obviously and will be even better if he can help to bring to the club the only competition they have never won in their history, which is the Europa League".
  • Russell Westbrook equals LeBron (44) despite fewer games played

    Russell Westbrook equals LeBron (44) despite fewer games played

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    Both Thunder big men corralled several key rebounds late in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma City's 112-103 win over the Knicks, snuffing out any chance of a rally from NY. He added seven rebounds and four assists. "He had good energy tonight", Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. It's no shock. Kevin Durant called him a "unicorn" when the Thunder played the Knicks a year ago.
  • Westbrook ties LeBron for career triple-doubles

    Westbrook ties LeBron for career triple-doubles

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    Stat lines like this are now more or less ordinary for Westbrook - in 18 games this year, he's averaging 31.2 points, 11.1 assists and 9.9 rebounds. "They just outmuscled us", coach Jeff Hornacek said afterward. "I know for everybody - including myself - that goes out there on the floor, we have a job to do - and that's to help our team win ", Tobias Harris said.
  • Kirk Cousins named NFC offensive player of the week

    Kirk Cousins named NFC offensive player of the week

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    Cousins, who is playing under the franchise tag, becomes a free agent in the off-season. Next up for the Washington Redskins, a Thanksgiving showdown with the Dallas Cowboys . "If we can get our guy back there playing like that", Jackson said, "we'll be nearly unstoppable". Still, the challenge for Cousins remains to convince the organization that he's worth an expensive long-term contract.
  • Jose Mourinho: Manchester United players need to win their starting places

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    But Mourinho's men are sixth in England's top flight, nine points behind leaders Chelsea, having suffered a frustrating run of home draws against Stoke City, Burnley and Arsenal. "During the season there are moments when everything goes against you and moments where everything goes in your favour". Willian could really help Manchester United solve those offensive woes, being a pacy game changer with an outstanding dribbling and shooting ability, Mourinho knows exactly how to take the ...
  • Sexual abuse in English soccer exposed as victims speak out

    Sexual abuse in English soccer exposed as victims speak out

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    Andy Woodward was the first footballer to go public last week as two other players also shared how they were similarly abused. They reported 50 calls on the first day, with two more ex-players - Chris Unsworth and Jason Dunford - coming forward on Friday to tell their stories of abuse.
  • Drogba reveals he won't be returning to Montreal next season

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    However, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley each scored for Toronto in a five-minute second-half spell to pull the score back to 3-2. The two clubs will compete in a round-trip series to total goals as part of the Eastern Final. "The crowd was fantastic". That is, unless the Impact find a way to score two or more goals in a close affair. "It's reached a new level", Howard said shortly before kickoff at the Big O.