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Judd Trump edges out Shaun Murphy in tight Masters quarter-final

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Allen said: "I know Alex Higgins won this tournament 40 years ago, and it is great to be bringing it back to Northern Ireland once again". Despite the discomfort of a chafing waistcoat which was eventually changed ahead of the third frame, Wilson edged ahead, capitalising with a break of 65 after Allen had made 39 before running out of position. Read More »

Panthers to promote Eric Washington to defensive coordinator

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In Arizona , Wilks takes over the post previously held by Bruce Arians, who retired at the conclusion of the 2017 season. Wilks was officially named as the head coach of Arizona on Monday. Flores went in for a first interview with the Cardinals during the Patriots' playoff bye week, generating some mild concerns that New England could lose both Patricia and Flores in one season. Read More »

Wenger left exposed by Sanchez sale to United

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Sanchez was linked with a move from north London throughout last summer's transfer window and would have been able to leave on a free transfer at the end of this season. "It really is a massive club, very powerful, and so now, when I got the opportunity to come here". Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said about Mkhitaryan: "Henrikh is a very complete player". Read More »

Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd after three-plus seasons

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Assistant coach Joe Prunty was named the interim head coach prior to the club's game Monday night game against Phoenix. "We appreciate everything that Jason has done for the Bucks organization, but we have decided to make a coaching change", Bucks General Manager Jon Horst said in a statement released by the team. Read More »

Klopp explains why Liverpool won't be spending Coutinho cash in January window

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The South Wales outfit now prop up the top-flight table and even a win would not lift them into 19th due to their poor goal difference - having scored a mere 14 goals this season. Liverpool were in pretty patchy form at this stage last term - the antithesis of now - but if the past really does influence the future then perhaps Swansea have a glimmer of hope and tomorrow will be the day the tide starts to turn for real. Read More »

Outside of New England, Patriots are the enemy

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So when Marrone was hired to replace Bradley last January, high on his to-do list was to change the culture in Jacksonville. The Patriots must run the ball right at the Jaguars, which has been one of the few occasional weaknesses of this defense. Read More »

Huge crowds rally for anti-Trump Women's March across US

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Thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Lincoln Memorial before noon, holding placards denouncing Trump's policies and calling for gender equality. "I'm marching for the women before us, the women of today and the women of the future", said Lindsey Vaught Kerr, 29, of the Roscoe Village neighborhood, who carried a hand-made sign that read "We won't stop until it rains glass". Read More »

Fresh twist in Ozil contract saga hands Arsenal major boost

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However, Arsenal have offered him a contract, though not to the liking of Merson. But it is fact that you have uncertainty in the group - that they don't know if he will be here or not. Asked if the Eagles would be interested in signing Wilshere on a free transfer, Hodgson dismissed the suggestion as unrealistic. "They want him to say that he wants to leave". Read More »

Steve Wilks likely to be named Cardinals coach

He was assistant head coach for three seasons. Wilks, 48, took over as defensive coordinator for the Panthers last season. Washington is widely regarded as the league's best defensive line coach. This is the first coach the Cardinals have hired that coached defenses since Dave McGinnis. With no second interviews now scheduled, it appears as though Wilks will likely get the gig. Read More »

Giants are actually free to rent their subsequent head coach

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But the Vikings offense he controlled faltered greatly after a successful opening touchdown drive - Minnesota's only score of the game. "I'm not surprised", Shurmur said. The Vikings' defense was the best in the National Football League on third down this season. Soon enough, Pat Shurmur will inherit a team that was so bad in 2017 that the coach was sacked with four games remaining in a truly sorry season. Read More »

Australian Open: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still rule tennis

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Kygrios certainly played his part in a finely poised encounter, and just when he attempted to get a foothold in the match, Dimitrov was two feet ahead. "She really mixes up the pace, I just tried to calm down, get my returns in and wait for the opportunities to attack", she said after crushing the Slovak, who made the semi-finals at Wimbledon past year. Read More »

LEAKED: The First Image Of Alexis Sanchez In A Manchester United Shirt

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Meanwhile, United playmaker Mkhitaryan will soon undergo a medical with Arsenal before making the move to London in a straight-swap deal. That tells you we had no chance to give him a contract. "In these kind of things, as long as it's not over the line you can not say it will happen because the negotiations become more and more longer and edgy because every detail becomes important nowadays". Read More »

Helmet-to-helmet hit knocks Rob Gronkowski out of AFC championship game

When he got up from the hit, he appeared shaken up. "I thought it was [a good football play]". According to the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian , Gronk was in the concussion protocol last night and there's optimism that #87 will be ready to play on February 4th when the Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Read More »

Underdog Eagles soar to third Super Bowl appearance

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And remember, the Eagles did this without quarterback Carson Wentz , the guy who likely would have been the NFL's Most Valuable Player if he hadn't suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 14. The Vikings had only 333 net yards compared to 456 generated by the Eagles offence. The Patriots will try to match the Pittsburgh Steelers' six Super Bowl trophies when they face the Eagles in Minneapolis. Read More »

Bayern Munich stretch lead in Bundesliga with win over Werder Bremen

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Robert Lewandowski also added a pair to shut down struggling side Werder Bremen in a 4-2 victory over the visitors. Bremen grew in confidence, but the hosts drew level with a superb equaliser by Mueller just before the break. Bayern went ahead soon after, though, as Lewandowski met James Rodriguez's corner and headed past the helpless Pavlenka. Chile worldwide Vidal has been a regular first-team fixture since arriving at Allianz-Arena in 2015 from Juventus , making 73 Bundesliga ... Read More »

Foles, Eagles rout Vikings, will face Patriots in Super Bowl

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They were one game away from ending that drought in style with the big game at U.S. Bank Stadium. "I just think you've got to keep going at it", Foles said. They won on a miracle play the previous week, and the Eagles were able to barely hang on against the Atlanta Falcons. Jay Ajayi ran for 73 yards on 18 carries. Read More »

Jordan tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

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Mr. Trump had angrily called American aid to Palestinians worthless after Palestinian leaders said the United States should no longer play a role in peace talks with Israel . Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967 and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the global community. Netanyahu referred to Pence as a "great and true friend of Israel" and said they planned to discuss "Trump's efforts to curb Iranian aggression and the Iranian nuclear program", as well as ... Read More »

Patriots Gronkowski an all-timer in playoffs

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The biggest challenge for Ramsey could be the height advantage being five inches shorter than Gronkowski that could cause problems on balls thrown at a higher placement. Gronkowski was deemed questionable to return as a result of the hit, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty on Church. "Jalen is a good corner and he plays against wide receivers". Read More »

Hazard blasts Chelsea over big man transfer plans

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In the last period we hadn't scored a lot but today we scored four goals. "As I said during the press conference, I'm very happy to work with this group of players because they show me in every moment a great commitment, they show me they want to do what they want in the game. Read More »

Rutgers vs. No. 23 Michigan: Three Observations from a 62-47 loss

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Although Scaife scored a game-high 20 points, she hit just 8-of-26 shots from the field and committed three turnovers with Cincore and sophomore Nicea Eliely playing primary defense. Wagner scored 16 points, Robinson added 12 and Matthews and Simpson notched 10 each for MI. He would sink four three pointers on the game, with three of those coming in the first half - vital points when not much else was going in the basket for the Wolverines . Read More »

Julie Ertz 'super-emotional' after husband's Super Bowl berth

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Zach starred for the Eagles in the blowout win, finishing with eight catches for 93 yards. Julie wasn't bad herself, scoring a goal early to give the US the lead. Julie made sure to rep her team before opening whistle. "He FaceTimed me right when I got in there", Ertz said of the locker room. He's going to celebrate with the boys and cheer. Read More »

Suarez scores 100th LaLiga goal as Messi reaches new milestones

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Barca boss Ernesto Valverde, who's been on the end of many mesmerising Messi displays in the past as the opposition coach, is now happy to be on the same side as the five-time World Player of the Year. "We played well and Messi was incredible", Valverde said in his postgame news conference. "What we saw tonight was spectacular. He is the best player there is and the best there will ever be". Read More »

Jose Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer is "so close"

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Jose Mourinho felt Manchester United should have killed off Burnley in the second half of their 1-0 win but was pleased with the performance his side produced. "You look to the attacking areas and we need that extra competition and more solutions for us". Asked about the rumoured transfer of Sanchez, Mourinho said that the deal was, "so close", amid reports that only paperwork remains for Sanchez to come to Old Trafford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way. Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles' key to victory: Turnovers

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Eric had his best season with 136 tackles to lead the team for the third straight time, nine passes defended and one interception return for a touchdown. Philadelphia has survived since Carson Wentz went down, but Foles and the offense isn't the reason why. Much tougher is envisioning Nick Foles accomplishing much of anything against the Vikings' defense. Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez set for swap deal

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Sky Sports News understands it will be a straight swap deal between United and Arsenal but as of Sunday morning, the paperwork on every aspect of deal has yet to be signed off. "In fact they think Ibrahimovic might leave during the current season because of the main interest in him from America and China and their seasons start in March". Read More »

Aly Raisman's powerful 13-minute testimony in monster Larry Nassar hearing

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Throughout her speech, Raisman addressed Nassar directly, explaining the effect his abuse had and detailing her hopes for how his time with U.S.A. He is now being sentenced for seven counts of sexual assault. Raisman and other Nassar victims have criticized USA Gymnastics , which installed Nassar as the team doctor, and MSU for not taking strong action in response to allegations of abuse . Read More »

United's Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role

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Ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has leapt to the defence of Romelu Lukaku, who has received criticism from some quarters for his performances during his debut season at Old Trafford. Manchester United's midfield looked incredibly lightweight and lacked the dominant feel to it. He's in contention to play in Saturday's huge game , when we host second-placed Harrogate, and I'll find out whether managers Jonno and Bern decide to start him when I get to the ground. Read More »

Chelsea Close To Agreeing £22 Million Deal For Emerson Palmieri

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The former England global - who turns 37 on January 30 - is wanted by Chelsea as cover for Alvaro Morata as Antonio Conte is willing to let Belgian Michy Batshuayi leave. If concrete offers come through, it'll be my duty as sporting director to weigh them up, just as my offers are assessed when I contact other sporting directors. Read More »

LeBron James gives non-committal answer on future of Ty Lue

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After early speculation that Thunder's Big 3 of Westbrook, Paul George and Anthony was doomed for failure, the team is 17-8 since December 1 and a potential force in the playoffs. Love finished with 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds and 2 assists. Oklahoma City is on a 3 game win streak, after they beat the Los Angeles Lakers , 114 - 90; Thunder outscore Lakers 33-18 in 3rd. Read More »

Moses on target as Chelsea thrash Brighton

We scored twice quickly with good combination between our strikers. The Premier League champions were in full control in the first half, but they could not add to their tally before the break. Alvaro Morata the big money signing from Real Madrid in the summer has struggled for the last month, his sharpness appears off and he has struggled to convert chances especially in big games. Read More »