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Holly Holm can become the first-ever two-division UFC champion this Saturday night if she can defeat Germaine de Randamie. She will stare down her third consecutive loss and miss out on the chance to become the first 145-pound champion and the first woman to hold two different belts in two different weight divisions.
  • Barcelona to meet Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey semi

    Barcelona to meet Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey semi

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    Alaves meanwhile are seeking their first major final since the 2001 UEFA Cup when they lost 5-4 to Liverpool after extra time, and are bidding to reach their first Copa del Rey final. The victor of the encounter will face either Alaves or Celta Vigo , with Real Madrid crashing out to Celta Vigo . Barcelona will be unlikely to play on that day, due to a Liga fixture on Sunday against Real Betis - their tie will take place on February 2 and February 9.
  • Venus Williams reaches Australian Open final with win over Coco Vandeweghe

    Venus Williams reaches Australian Open final with win over Coco Vandeweghe

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    It's a tennis match for the ages! "She played so unbelievable", Williams said . Heading into 2002, Venus led the head-to-head 5-2, but then the pair met in a remarkable four-straight Grand Slam finals, starting with the French Open. Venus Williams , 5 times the Wimbledon champ and a 2 time US Open victor will have a chance to add a different trophy to her mantle. That caused Venus , she said, a great deal of anxiety coming into this tournament.
  • Update On Plans For Roman Reigns After The Royal Rumble (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

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    Or in context of the modern WWE , if the titles stay where they are: Do you want to face Kevin Owens/Roman Reigns or A.J. Styles/John Cena at Wrestlemania? Sami Zayn won with a small package. "I think we're definitely in the top five". I certainly don't think that Rousey's drawing power in a completely different avenue is ruined forever, and I think she'd be great if she actually made the jump.
  • Baseball community mourns loss of Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte

    Baseball community mourns loss of Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte

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    This tragedy comes on the heels of the death of Andy Marte , the former major league infielder who was killed in a traffic accident last night. Kansas City Royals ace Yordano Ventura , 25, was killed on Sunday morning. Marte would make a brief return to Major League Baseball in 2014, appearing in six games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. There, he hit.312/.390/.547 with 42 home runs in 206 games.
  • Super Bowl will pit Tom Brady's Patriots against Matt Ryan's Falcons

    Super Bowl will pit Tom Brady's Patriots against Matt Ryan's Falcons

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    My opinion may change as we get closer to the game. "There are also certain obligations that we have from a league standpoint, so just trying to schedule and coordinate some of that". "Actually, we were just going to tailgate at my house, then that was it, but now we are going to the Super Bowl ", Martinez said. Now, the two teams are headed to the Big Game next month.
  • Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

    Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

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    Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Britannia Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. Now, historically, Tottenham is bigger than Manchester City . The Citizens trail fourth-place Arsenal by one point with one more match to be played.
  • Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz

    Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz

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    With Murray and the Serbian reigning champion having already departed, Melbourne Park will next week witness the first grand slam since the 2004 French Open without its top two men's seeds. Zverev moves into the quarterfinals to face No. 17 Roger Federer, who outlasted No. 5-seed Kei Nishikori in five sets on Sunday, winning 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
  • Zaza Pachulia Responds To Russell Westbrook's Threat

    Zaza Pachulia Responds To Russell Westbrook's Threat

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    As Westbrook, stomach to the ground, grabbed his face, Pachulia took a step forward and stood over him. The two played together in Oklahoma City from 2009, Westbrook's rookie season, until this past offseason, when Durant defected to Golden State amid some hard feelings from his former teammate.
  • Bottas' 'Mercedes' future to be resolved next week

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    Bottas was immediately considered as a candidate for the position, but his 2017 contract with Williams meant Mercedes entered negotiations with the British team to release him for the upcoming season. Felipe Massa comes out of his short retirement to partner Lance Stroll in what will be his fourth season at Williams . "I always meant to race somewhere in 2017, but Williams is a team close to my heart and I have respect for everything it is trying to achieve", said the unretired Massa.
  • Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid

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    This is a big one as Sevilla are now third in la liga standings behind first placed Real Madrid and Barcelona (who have an extra game played). If Los Nervionenses win this contest, they will end Real's 40 game unbeaten run, and also close down the gap on them to just two points.
  • Ryder Cup 2018: Jim Furyk named USA captain for Paris matches

    Ryder Cup 2018: Jim Furyk named USA captain for Paris matches

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    Ponte Vedra Beach resident Jim Furyk will be the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup captain for the first-ever matches held in France. Having also posted a 59 during the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in 2013, Furyk is the only player in history to break 60 twice on the PGA Tour.
  • Packers: Jordy Nelson not ruled out of Dallas playoff game

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    Jordy was not made available to reporters after Sunday's game, and coach Mike McCarthy said afterwards that he didn't have full information on Nelson's injury. If he practices at all, it'll only be on Saturday. McCarthy said Nelson rejoined the team Monday, getting treatment at its Lambeau Field facilities.
  • Embiid on fire as 76ers beat Nets for 10th victory

    Embiid on fire as 76ers beat Nets for 10th victory

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    The Sixers handed the Nets (8-28) their sixth straight loss and their 12th defeat in 13 games. Brook Lopez has seemingly been on the trade block since signing his latest contract in 2015, though at least now it appears the Brooklyn Nets have set a price for teams to bid on the veteran center.
  • Murray gets a win, but not a 'selfie'

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    I hope this isn't payback time! Djokovic, who won the absorbing contest 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, told reporters he was unaware that the ball had hit someone and said it was an accident. Novak Djokovic struck the first blow in the battle to be top of the world rankings, but Andy Murray was upbeat after his loss in Doha. "It was quite a thrilling experience for me to be able to go five match points down.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin refuses to warm up to weather edge

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    Starter Ryan Tannehill , who hasn't played since suffering ACL and MCL sprains in a Week 14 win over the Arizona Cardinals, could potentially return for this game . When these two teams met back in October, Miami left Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger battered and beaten, holding him to fewer than 200 passing yards and intercepting him twice.
  • Mike Krzyzewski defends decision to reinstate Grayson Allen after one game

    Mike Krzyzewski defends decision to reinstate Grayson Allen after one game

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    Four players average double digits in points, with 6-10 center Ben Lammers (14.6 points, 10.1 rebounds) and freshman swingman Josh Okogie (14.2 points) leading the way, but only seven players contribute significant minutes. Then Allen could return. You don't need to teach out in the public all the time . I know there are many, many worse things in the world than tripping up somebody on a basketball court, but c'mon.
  • Team statement on Tyrod Taylor

    Team statement on Tyrod Taylor

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    By March, the Bills have to decide whether to pick up the option on Taylor's contract, which would carry with it more than $30 million in guaranteed money. Asked the day after the game if he thought the benching showed the team lacked confidence in him, Taylor said , "That's fair to say". As team statements go, that one is a bit abnormal.
  • Drama-free under Nick Saban, Alabama is suddenly college football's 'Downton Abbey'

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    Had Saban thanked Kiffin for his great work and told him it's in everyone's best interest he start working at Florida Atlantic , he wouldn't be in situation. "Well, I try to make the decisions based on what's best for helping our players be successful, and at the time there was no anticipation that - or thought that there would be any kind of problem relative to managing having two jobs at once", Saban said.
  • Juventus boss Massimo Allegri wants to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer

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    One benefit Arsenal have in regards to playing on Tuesday is that they can put pressure on Chelsea by cutting the gap to six points, although Wenger was reluctant to play that up. "It's hard because the development of the players depends on the concentration of the good players". His successor, far from being an omnipresent figurehead who has a say in everything from the youth players they sign to the colour of their away strip, could simply be a training ground coach: tasked with managing the ...
  • Sugar Bowl Preview and Prediction: Auburn vs

    Sugar Bowl Preview and Prediction: Auburn vs

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    Stidham, who was the No. 38 prospect nationally and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback according to 247sports.com along with being selected to the Elite 11 quarterbacks camp in 2015 before arriving at Baylor, will have three full seasons of eligibility left to his college career as he transferred this fall to a junior college that doesn't have a football program.
  • Steelers Ready For Rematch; Host Dolphins Sunday In AFC Wild Card

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    Ryan Tannehill is three weeks removed from a Grade II MCL sprain and partially torn ACL suffered in the team's December 11 victory over the Cardinals. Chances don't appear great that Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill could return from a sprained ACL and MCL in his left knee for this weekend's playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Michael van Gerwen beats Gary Anderson for second title

    Michael van Gerwen beats Gary Anderson for second title

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    The duo maintained their usual high standards throughout, with "Mighty Mike" producing a tournament-record average of 114.05 in a sensational semi-final that also saw 29 maximums. Anderson fought valiantly and kept his composure to bring the match back to 6-3 but it was too late; van Gerwan wrapped up his second title with a bullseye.
  • Browns lose in overtime, will have No. 1 pick

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    The Browns would lose the No. 1 pick in April's NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers if the Browns win at Pittsburgh and the 49ers lose at home against Seattle. Instead, Cleveland fell to the shorthanded Steelers, 27-24, in overtime Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in a game that watched the AFC North champions overcome a dismal first half and sputtering offense.
  • Rousey determined to get her title back

    Rousey determined to get her title back

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    She's gonna go do movies. In the lead up to Ronda Rousey's much-awaited return to the octagon on Friday night, she's been radio silent when it comes to the media - with only a few exceptions. "And this is the way she wanted it". Now dating fellow UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff, she says she never thought of their relationship as something that needed to be addressed.
  • Doc And Austin Rivers Ejected In Blowout Loss To Rockets

    Doc And Austin Rivers Ejected In Blowout Loss To Rockets

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    HOUSTON, TEXAS-The Los Angeles Clippers failed to overcome the absence of their two leading scorers, losing 116-140 to the Houston Rockets on Friday, December 30. Oddly enough, this isn't the first time Doc and Austin Rivers have been ejected from the same game this season. Paul ended up returning earlier than expected from the strained left hamstring, playing 31 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans, and though he didn't aggravate the injury in the contest, he's still feeling worn out ...
  • Rep. DelBene wagers salmon in Peach Bowl bet

    Rep. DelBene wagers salmon in Peach Bowl bet

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    For Alabama player OJ Howard, the Peach Bowl is more than just a game. Petersen, who instructs his players to "lay in the weeds", said of the Crimson Tide: "I knew about their offense and I knew about their defense". " Alabama's front seven is fantastic", Hawkins said. "We took money on Washington, and the market moved, too", Miller said. Quarterback Jalen Hurts is brilliant with his legs and composure, and he does rank 13th nationally in completion percentage (65.3 percent).
  • Klopp relishes City clash

    Klopp relishes City clash

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    Liverpool strengthened their grip on second place in the Premier League by closing out 2016 with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over fellow title aspirants Manchester City. After a 4-1 comeback victory over Stoke City on the 27th, Liverpool will take on City a mere two days later and Sunderland less than 48 hours after that.
  • Ronda Rousey Shares Shredded Selfie Ahead of Amanda Nunes Fight

    Ronda Rousey Shares Shredded Selfie Ahead of Amanda Nunes Fight

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    It took the UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes a brief 48 seconds to get a standing TKO victory over MMA pioneer Ronda Rousey . I don't care how much money I make. Rousey couldn't defend herself in any way, and her failure to do so prompted referee Herb Dean to jump in and stop the fight. On Friday, 13 months after the UFC 193 loss, Rousey returned to the Octagon.
  • Best of NBA: Cavaliers hold off Celtics' late rally, win 124-118

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    LeBron James had 23 points and 11 assists for the Cavs, who won for the 11th time in 13 games. Earlier in the game, Irving retreated to the locker room with 8.4 seconds remaining in the second quarter to get his right hamstring examined. Avery Bradley carried the fight for Boston, scoring 11 in the first quarter, before jamming his thumb in the second quarter, where Isaiah Thomas took over in dropping 17 of his 19 first half markers to trail only by seven at the break.
  • Liverpool v Manchester City

    Liverpool v Manchester City

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    Klopp had targeted this game as an early return date for Philippe Coutinho, but that seems to have been too early with Klopp ruling him out of this match saying "the City game is for sure too early for him". "It was a good game", Guardiola said when asked for his impressions of Liverpool's performance. Bacary Sagna started at the KC Stadium last time out but I expect Guardiola to turn to Pablo Zabaleta for this crucial game at Anfield on Saturday.
  • Birmingham Bowl Preview and Prediction: Gamecocks vs. Bulls

    Birmingham Bowl Preview and Prediction: Gamecocks vs. Bulls

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    The Bulls held on to beat SEC opponent, South Carolina Gamecocks 46-39 in the Birmingham Bowl , expanding their season record to 11-3, a program high. MOORE'S RETURN: South Carolina's best defender, linebacker Skai Moore, missed all this past season after neck fusion surgery. South Carolina's Jake Bentley and South Florida's Quinton Flowers staged an old-style shootout at an old school stadium Thursday afternoon.
  • Kobe Bryant to Derek Carr: 'Come back better than ever'

    Kobe Bryant to Derek Carr: 'Come back better than ever'

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    Carr underwent surgery on Tuesday. Siemian, too, has consistently said he didn't "want to get ahead of myself" and wanted concentrate on the immediate work in front of him. He will have the same impressive supporting cast as Carr, including a punishing offensive line that cleared the way for a 114-yard game by running back Latavius Murray in the first meeting against the Broncos.
  • Cardinals 34, Seahawks 31

    Cardinals 34, Seahawks 31

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    Yet, in a change of fortune Chandler Catanzaro kicked a game winning field goal and the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a 34-31 win. "We have an opportunity to win it all still". That last "fight" took a bigger toll on the Cardinals, who have gone 2-5 since that tie, while the Seahawks went 5-3. So Seattle stayed behind 14-0.
  • Packers WR Cobb inactive vs. Vikings

    Packers WR Cobb inactive vs. Vikings

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    The Green Bay Packers are in pursuit of a spot in the playoffs, and if they win against Minnesota, they will definitely have a spot in the offseason, and they will have a chance to win the NFC North. Although, safety Harrison Smith (ankle) and wideout Stefon Diggs (hip) are questionable, signaling their chances to play are likely. Those three throws leap Rodgers behind legends Johnny Unitas and Warren Moon on the all-time passing touchdowns list .
  • Jurgen Klopp warns players motivated by money

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    Firmino can play on the flanks in addition to Coutinho, while Adam Lallana is also an option for that position. Having claimed a dramatic, stoppage-time victory over neighbours Everton at the beginning of the week, the Reds will end it on Sunday with more preparation for the visit of Stoke City to Anfield next Tuesday.
  • GAME PREVIEW: Falcons look to clinch NFC South against Panthers Saturday

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    Once again, it looks like linebacker Luke Kuechly will be a healthy scratch for the remainder of the season as Carolina looks to shelve him until next season. RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 139 yards and three TDs in Week 15, his third career three-TD game. The chance to hamper a fierce rival's playoff hopes, plus Newton's increased production of late, should lead to the NFC South going down to Week 17.
  • Oscar set to become latest star heading to China for big payday

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    The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has issued a draft proposal on cutting the maximum number of non-Asian players allowed in CSL clubs' squads from four to three. "This is an important day in my career to my new family in China", said Oscar . Under Howe's management, Cherries have more than held their own on the pitch since winning promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history in 2015.
  • Mayweather slapping McGregor laughable: Dana White

    Mayweather slapping McGregor laughable: Dana White

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    McGregor continues to try and land a super fight with Mayweather and has already secured himself a boxing license. A passer-by got in on the act, jokily repeating Conor McGregor's now famous "You'll do nothin'" line as he walked by, when all of a sudden, a left-hand drive Cadillac Escalade appeared and the driver pulled up to say hello.