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Borussia Dortmund chief makes huge Henrikh Mkhitaryan claim

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Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently played down his side's chances of signing Mkhitaryan in January but it has been claimed that the player has given his nod to a potential return to the Westfalenstadion. It is thought the Armenian captain will command a fee upwards of £35m, according to the Daily Mail , but United manager Mourinho intimated last week that the player could leave, telling a news conference "every player has his price". Read More »

Sixers' "City Edition" uniforms nod to Philly's historical roots

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The Association is almost identical to the white home uniforms Dallas wore last season while the Icon is the Mavericks' typical road blue jersey. Check out the full details of each team's uniform right here. Chinese characters adorn the middle of the waistband on the shorts. One thing is for sure, everybody loves a great jersey. The Memphis Grizzlies jerseys pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr. Read More »

Chiefs make QB switch for suddenly intriguing Week 17

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The Chiefs drafted Mahomes with the No. 10 pick in the NFL Draft. Which might explain why Andy Reid and company have made a decision to give starting quarterback Alex Smith a break and start rookie Patrick Mahomes instead. Mahomes is known as a gunslinger and it's likely that Matt Nagy, the team's offensive coordinator and playcaller, will give him a chance to show off his arm against a challenging secondary employed by the Broncos-one that includes Aqib Talib and Chris Harris. Read More »

Wild Oats XI smashes Sydney to Hobart record in ninth win

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But in the meantime, Richards and his 20 crew members were celebrating their victory to huge cheers at the dock in Hobart tonight, spraying Champagne Mumm over each other as the huge crowd waited for LDV Comanche to also finish. They were both becalmed in light winds when they entered the final push with Wild Oats sneaking back in front with less than 10 nautical miles left in the race. Read More »

UCLA Bruins pricked by K-State Wildcats in Cactus Bowl, 35-17

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The Bruins couldn't contain Delton, saddling interim head coach Jedd Fisch with a loss in his last game before Chip Kelly takes over the program. UCLA's run game struggled to generate consistent yardage, gaining just 49 yards on their 17 carries - an average of under three yards per carry. Read More »

NFL cancels Sunday Night Football for Week 17

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Games on both Fox and CBS have been affected this year, with Fox flexing both NFC South games. Sunday, of course, is New Year's Eve - and the way the playoff races have shaken out this year, there's no matchup that has the high stakes the last game of the season usually offers. Read More »

Liberia elections: presidential run-off vote on Tuesday

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The national election commission is expected to announce official preliminary results later on Wednesday. Charles Taylor is now serving a 50-year sentence in Britain for war crimes committed in neighbouring Sierra Leone, but his presence has loomed over the election. Read More »

Conte: I'd always want Vidal with me

There have been suggestions Chile and Germany that Conte wants to bring Vidal to Stamford Bridge next year even though the player will be 31 years old by then, and does not fit the usual profile of a Chelsea transfer target. The Bayern Munich midfielder's contract at the Allianz Arena expires in 2019, and the Bundesliga club could cash in on the £53m ($71m)-rated midfielder next summer or fear losing him on a free. Read More »

Arsenal willing to sell Sanchez for £35m

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Arsenal really does have to bring in someone of very high quality to replace the sure-to-depart Alexis Sanchez . Sanchez wants to be reunited with his former boss Guardiola, and Arsene Wenger is beginning to accept that they must sell last season's top scorer. Read More »

Bournemouth scores late to draw with West Ham 3-3 in EPL

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Speaking post-match, West Ham boss Davis Moyes said: "I don't know how it was overruled". I think you could question the offside, because it looks pretty level. But I think in any other country in the world that would have been a sending off today. Despite the draw, Bournemouth equaled its worst winless run in the league of eight matches. Read More »

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi score as Barcelona beat 10-man Real Madrid

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Barca's chances of victory increased significantly when Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal was sent off in the 63rd minute for handling the ball on the line. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane knows he faces a hard few days as they attempt to recover from Saturday's El Clasico humiliation by Barcelona. Real's frustration began to grow as Sergio Ramos was booked for a foul on Suarez, and Barca added a second in weird circumstances in the 64th minute. Read More »

Giants Safety Landon Collins Calls First-Round CB Eli Apple a 'Cancer'

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They play hard, they love what they do. Last week in a loss against the Arizona Cardinals , he was active for the game, but did not play a defensive snap. "There's only just one corner that ... needs to grow, and we all know who that is", Collins said in a Tuesday interview . "We need him to want to be here". Read More »

The NBA Admitted They Missed Three Fouls By Kevin Durant On LeBron

It was Golden State's 12th win in 13 games. They will be intertwined - and at times matched up - on Christmas. Green also seems to get up big time for games against LeBron and the Cavaliers . The kid opens up a present and sees that it's a Steph Curry jersey. However, the Warriors still have a couple unsafe small ball lineups. Another small-ball lineup using bench players - Patrick McCaw , Thompson, Durant, Green, and rookie Jordan Bell - is outscoring teams by 16.4 points per 100 ... Read More »

Liverpool back up to fourth after thrashing Swansea at Anfield

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The goals came because we let them cross, which is what happens in a football game. He's Liverpool's figurehead in a bristling attacking unit, fitting Jurgen Klopp's style of play perfectly with his all-action mantra. Swansea meanwhile find themselves at the bottom of the Premier League table with 13 points. Liverpool have already scored 70 goals in all competitions this season, second to Manchester City who have notched 77 times. Read More »

Longtime Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Could Sign With Patriots

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The Steelers can do no worse than the No. 2 seed in the AFC but could lock up the top spot if the New York Jets can upset the New England Patriots . There is a question about what Harrison has left to offer. He recorded five sacks to lead the Steelers last season, and recorded his only sack of the 2017 season back in Week 6 in a Pittsburgh win in Kansas City. Read More »

NFL Playoff Scenarios: Who has to do What in Week 17?

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The Patriots will clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with either a win over the Jets or a Steelers loss to the Browns. The Bolts can not win the AFC West, however, as the Chiefs (9-6) clinched the division with a 29-13 win over the visiting Dolphins at Arrowhead Stadium. Read More »

Manchester United need to soldier on after Leicester draw - Juan Mata

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Mourinho may feel less charitable when it comes to selecting his team for the visit of Sean Dyche's side , although injuries will limit his options at Old Trafford. And former England striker Alan Shearer believes the title race is "as good as over". "The boys are doing what they can and they are doing fine", he said . Read More »

Liverpool put five past Swansea City

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The away side responded well and dominated possession for spells in the first half but Roberto Firmino should have doubled the lead when he dragged wide just before the break. "We will do our best to get something out of the game against Liverpool ". Salah, who went into this game having scored 15 goals in his previous 15 matches, was guilty of wasting several good chances before Alexander-Arnold really did open the floodgates with a third goal that left the visitors backtracking and ... Read More »

Du Plessis misses Zimbabwe test, de Villiers leads South Africa

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South Africa's other selection question is choosing which of their four fit seamers to pick, with the likely toss-up between Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, to partner Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander. What to expect: St George's Park is generally a good batting wicket, and Faf du Plessis expects that to be the case for the two sessions that happen in daylight each day. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton Mocks Nephew For Wearing A 'Princess Dress' On Christmas

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He said: "Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed them". And another one said: " Lewis Hamilton is such a pr**k for posting that video". One person on Twitter wrote that Hamilton should feel ashamed of his actions, while another described him as: "That narrow minded uncle at Christmas who has one too many drinks and thinks his opinion is valid at the family get together". Read More »

Tottenham vs Southampton, Premier League

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Kane's impressive haul includes five top-flight hat-tricks and he was quickly congratulated by the man whose record he took. 39 - Kane scored 39 Premier League goals in 36 games in 2017, beating the previous record held by Shearer, who netted 36 in 42 appearances for Blackburn Rovers in 1995. Read More »

Backs draft pick pays off parents' mortgage in emotional Christmas video

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He was one of 10 Cape Leaguers taken in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft when he was taken 7overall by Arizona. Thank you for everything you have done for me! "This doesn't make up for any of it. After turning pro this summer, the 21-year-old first baseman hit.318/.401/.415 with more walks (27) than strikeouts (24) in 51 Single-A games. Smith played his college ball at the University of Virginia . Read More »

Why Anthony Martial misses Manchester United's game with Burnley

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The Red Devils go into this game on the back of a poor draw against Leicester City away from home, as a result of failing to kill the game off even with a numerical advantage in the last 15 minutes. The Portuguese is right in a way but clear-headed thinking and sharp decision-making comes from experience that is not present in abundance in the current attacking setup at Manchester United . Read More »

Virgil Van Dijk missing again as Southampton prepare £60m sale

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Will the defender be picked for Southampton's Boxing Day match at Wembley against Tottenham? The Holland global endured a fractious summer with boss Pellegrino after his proposed move to Liverpool collapsed. The 26-year old was strongly linked with a move to Liverpool during the summer transfer window but the Saints refused to sell at the end. Van Dijk is believed to be "eager" to work under Jurgen Klopp but whether that stance has changed since City's entering of the race is up for ... Read More »

Top four bid will be lost if Liverpool don't tighten up: Klavan

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That's a very important thing and in a very hard league, performance-wise we are really consistent so far. "[It's] not too cool but I heard nobody else [is injured], a few knocks as it always is, but they should be okay again". They have used a variety of formations this term, but Britton is expected to once again employ the same 4-3-3 framework he opted for in the 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Crystal Palace . Read More »

Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in ODI squad for South Africa tour

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Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur has been given place in the team. Jadhav missed the limited-overs leg against Sri Lanka at home due to a hamstring injury but now has reclaimed his spot at the expense of Lokesh Rahul, who looked in good form during the ongoing T20I series against Thisara Perera's side. Read More »

NFL Predictions: Will Steelers vs. Texans Go Over Betting Total? 12/25/17

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The Steelers lost to the Bears (5-10) this season and have three-point wins over the Browns (0-15), Colts (3-12), Packers (7-8) and Bengals (6-9). Luckily, the NFL Christmas Day schedule includes two incredible games which ironically feature both Pennsylvania teams who each look to improve their schedules heading into the final stretch of the regular season. Read More »

Patriots Clinch First-Round Bye With Help From Jimmy Garoppolo

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The 49ers held the Jaguars to 92 rushing yards. You can feel it as soon as you walk into the stadium. "We know there is something for us this postseason and there is a sense of accomplishment", Marrone said . There's no waiting for next year for Jimmy Garoppolo to spend an offseason learning the offense - the Niners have arrived. That Jimmy G turns out to be really good isn't because he learned at the knee of Tom Brady (hi, Ryan Mallett and Rohan Davey) or got critical game reps (fewer ... Read More »

Warriors vs. Cavaliers on Christmas Day

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Vardon noted some differences in this year's game that may tamp down such hype, including the fact that neither of the team's starting point guards will be playing. But Durant isn't just an offensive threat this season. "He can't play. That would be completely irresponsible if he did, " Kerr said. James and Durant are the obvious fantasy studs to target in this matchup while Love and Thompson are in the following tier. Read More »

Liverpool 'under pressure' in Champions League race - Jurgen Klopp

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While Salah may desperately want to play for Madrid, the 25-year-old is quite obviously happy at Liverpool right now, and if they qualify for the Champions League again next year then there is not much reason for him to leave. The visitors led through goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah either side of half-time and looked on course for a fourth successive away victory. Read More »

Hockey Canada announces 2018 Olympic women's hockey team

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The team nominated was selected by Schuler, alongside Melody Davidson (Oyen, Alta.), Hockey Canada's general manager of National Women's Team Programs, with support from assistant coaches Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Winnipeg, Man.), Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.), and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood ( Calgary, Alta .), along with consultation from Hockey Canada's chief executive officer, Tom Renney (Cranbrook, B.C.), and Hockey Canada's president and chief operating officer, Scott Smith (Bathurst, N.B.). Read More »