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Kicking referee stood down, red card rescinded

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However, someone grateful that VAR wasn't available at their game is Tony Chapron, a French referee who took part in remarkable scenes at Nantes' Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday night. "As a result of the impact I felt a sharp pain from a recent injury". "An additional report was sent to the disciplinary committee so that the booking received by the Nantes player was withdrawn, since, in view of the images, his gesture [the collision] did not seem to me to be deliberate". Read More »

Sharapova wins on return to Australian Open

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I won a straight-set match. I don't think she's ever cared about what people think, which is what has made her a great champion. "I have been here a week, practising on the courts". "I'm just enjoying it on court again", Kerber said. Six-time Australian Open victor Djokovic has been sidelined for six months with an injured right elbow, returning with a remodeled service motion, and 2014 champion Wawrinka has also been out of the game since Wimbledon after surgery on his knee. Read More »

AFC Title Game: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots

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In all, Danny Amendola's performance on Saturday night exemplified the kind of teammate he has been during his time in New England . That's why, when the postseason began, the Saints and the Patriots were presumed to be the favorites in the eyes of many to reach the Super Bowl . Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki pulls off miracle comeback

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I was like, Just try and stay aggressive". Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki has pulled off the unlikeliest of comeback wins to beat unknown Jana Fett in the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne . "Then things were going my way and I thought ' this is my chance'". Kostyuk, who entered the tournament ranked No. 521, had already played six hours on court through three three-set qualifying rounds before beating Peng in the first round. Read More »

Chelsea Look To End Winless Streak When They Take On Norwich City

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It would have been the ideal time to introduce Barkley back to action, now it seems he's going to have to wait with important Premier League games coming up in the next few weeks. "This [physical and tactical quality] is unusual for a player who is only 17 years old", continued the Chelsea manager. Asked on Tuesday when he found out Barkley could not face Norwich, Conte said: "Two days ago". Read More »

Glynn Capital Management LLC Has $22843000 Stake in Salesforce.com Inc (CRM)

About 5.75 million shares traded or 30.74% up from the average. Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM ) has risen 7.78% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. Another trade for 400 shares valued at $92,023 was made by Lindekugel Jon T on Tuesday, October 31. Shares for $295,106 were sold by Hammes Eric D. Harris Parker sold 490 shares worth $45,824. Read More »

India 35/3 at stumps on Day 4

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India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has questioned the South Africans over the nature of the pitch laid out for the ongoing second Test at Centurion's SuperSport Park. The ball, from pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah , initially looked like it had potentially glanced the foot of du Plessis - if you're being very kind to the Indians. Read More »

Roger Federer Says He's Too Old to be Australian Open Favourite

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But the Swiss said that at his age and in his 19th Australian Open , he liked to play down his chances. "I think attacking tennis also has a lot of wear and tear on the body", he said. Former No. 1 Wozniacki is riding high in the rankings again after reaching eight finals in 2017, with victories in Tokyo in September and at the season-ending WTA Tour Finals. Read More »

Rallying Tsonga outlasts Shapovalov in five-set epic

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The 26-year-old beat Australian wildcard Jason Kubler in the opening round at Melbourne Park on Monday. The 15th seed looked dead and buried trailing 2-5 in the final set before 18-year-old Shapovalov faltered and the experienced Frenchman seized the initiative. Read More »

Simona Halep battles previous gifted wildcard Destanee Aiava

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It was really important". She received medical attention at 4-2 in the first up, with a doctor taking her blood pressure on the side of the court. On her return, she came within a whisker of claiming the set, only for Halep to wrest the two set points off her and then knock off the four of the next five games to force the tiebreak. Read More »

New England Patriots & Philadelphia Eagles reach conference finals

Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town. "This is the biggest challenge we've faced all year", Brady said on WEEI, as transcribed by the Boston Herald . Up Next: There is only one more victory needed for the New England Patriots to return to the Super Bowl, but it will have to come in the AFC Championship over the Jacksonville Jaguars or Pittsburgh Steelers. Read More »

Conte frustrated as Barkley not registered in time to play

While there has been some speculation about happiness of David Luiz and other players when not starting regularly, Conte explained why a manager can not afford to be too bothered about keeping squad-members happy. But that shows, at the same time, that age is not important. While the Italian has done an impressive job in charge of the London club, nobody tends to last too long under Roman Abramovich, and, although Manchester City have made Chelsea attempts at defending their Premier ... Read More »

NFL NOTEBOOK: Titans fire coach Mike Mularkey after playoff loss

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He led the Titans to their first playoff victory in 14 years before losing to the Patriots 35-14 on Saturday. We knew three years ago that Dan Quinn was going to Atlanta as his Seahawks prepared for the Super Bowl, same as we knew Kyle Shanahan was going to San Francisco last year as helped those Falcons get to the big game. Read More »

Ronaldinho retires from professional football, says agent

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Ronaldinho , who will be 38 in March, has not played a competitive match since 2015 bt he had also avoided calling a definitive halt to his career until now. He's held in the highest regard there. He joined Paris Saint-Germain from Gremio to begin his European career, which flourished spectacularly at Barcelona between 2003 and 2008. Read More »

Marta Kostyuk, 15, Reaches Third Round In Melbourne

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The second-round victory takes Kostyuk's unbroken streak of victories at Melbourne Park to 11 - six en route to last year's junior title, three after making good on her qualifying wildcard last week, and now the first two Grand Slam match wins of her fledgling career, having taken out No.25 seed Shuai Peng in the first round. Read More »

Pretty clear Brees won't be leaving Saints in free agency

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While things could change if the Saints surprisingly decide they don't want to pay a 39-year-old quarterback, or Brees unexpectedly switches gears and elects to head elsewhere (John Elway's Broncos could make a run), it would be a shock at this point to see the Hall of Fame-bound QB wearing any other jersey. Read More »

Brees: Mindset has always been to stay a Saint

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That would peg a tag for Brees north of $27 million, but it's irrelevant anyway, because the contract he signed previously explicitly prohibits the Saints from tagging him. Last year, they never talked seriously about a further extension. Of course, Brees understands that there is a "process" that must take place. Brees liked what he saw out of a young 2017 Saints team and what it could possibly do in the future. Read More »

Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

Yu, a Korean-American student in Seoul , emphasized the general lack of salience placed on the North Korean nuclear threat by South Korean civilians. Recently, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was willing to open dialogue with South Korea, which would be the first formal talks in two years. Read More »

WSU QB Tyler Hilinski reportedly found dead in apartment by police

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The Pullman Police Department says a rifle "was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found". Hilinski, of Claremont, Calif., was a redshirt sophomore on the football team this past season. Hilinski played in seven games total this season, throwing for almost 1,000 yards and five touchdowns. Tyler's younger brother Ryan tweeted , "Please keep my family in your prayers tonight". Read More »

Largest pro-independence Catalan parties back ex-leader for president

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In a speech at the ruling People's Party headquarters on Monday, Rajoy declared: "It's absurd that someone aspires to be president of the Catalan regional government as a fugitive in Brussels - it's a case of common sense". He also added that if Puigdemont were re-elected, constitutional powers invoked by the government to impose direct rule on the region after an illegal referendum was held on October 27 would remain in place. Read More »

11, wants focus on Paul Pierce

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The Cavaliers, who acquired Thomas from the Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade before the season, is scheduled to visit Boston for a nationally-televised game that Sunday afternoon. Ahead of the Boston Celtics' tilt with the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, Tony Allen and Rajon Rondo, two of Pierces' teammates from their 2007-08 championship-winning team who now play for New Orleans, weighed in on the conflict. Read More »

Buoyant Lambert calls for unity at struggling Stoke

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I've played and managed at the highest level before and am looking forward to it again. You can see how the pressure affects managers in football clubs who are chopping and changing all the time so I'm delighted to be here. When Martin O'Neill rejected their advances to remain as Republic of Ireland boss , it was Lambert who was the shock name they turned to. It has been undermined by defensive problems — the team has conceded 47 goals in 22 games in the league, more than any other team — and ... Read More »

What Patriots' Bill Belichick, coaching staff have to say about Jaguars

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Then I'm a little nervous. We saw that from training camp. I'm a man. You're a man. It's another way in which Brady has defied the laws of science, as elite pocket passers generally don't get better in that specific area as they age. Brunell talked about the motivation teams get through trash talk, and the impact it could have that star defense back Jalen Ramsey claims the Jaguars will go to, and win, the Super Bowl . Read More »

Jefferies Group Weighs in on Starbucks Co.'s Q3 2018 Earnings (SBUX)

The stock had a trading volume of 8,040,748 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,210,000. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. They issued a "buy" rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) rating on Friday, October 30. UBS Group decreased their price objective on Starbucks from $67.00 to $64.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Read More »

Arsene Wenger comments towards Mike Dean revealed by the FA

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However, West Brom were handed a lifeline just before the full-time whistle, when referee Mike Dean controversially adjudged Calum Chambers to have handled an attempted cross from Kieran Gibbs in the Arsenal box, despite the English stopper having had no time to move his arm elsewhere. Read More »