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Chiefs, Rams agree to trade for Marcus Peters

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Teams are in final stages of talks and barring an unexpected snag, the trade is expected to be agreed to as early as today. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the report and said the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers were among the other teams interested, and that a package of draft picks will be exchanged. Read More »

Liverpool keen to offer Mane new contract as Klopp prepares to strengthen

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Mane arrived from Southampton in the summer of 2016 for £34million and signed a five-year deal on a reported £80,000 a week. Klopp said after the 2-0 win over Sunderland: "this was the most defensive team I ever saw in my life". In recent times, West Ham have got too far away from the strategy which brought them Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio, and spent too much time investing big money - whether that be on wages or fees - in players with no re-sale value, such as Jose ... Read More »

Prediction: West Brom vs Huddersfield

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A Spanish court has decided not to pursue a case against the players . Jonny Evans will regain the West Brom captaincy for Saturday's game against Huddersfield following an incident in Barcelona, BBC Sport understands. "We need to repay that faith and win for the fans, for ourselves, for our own pride". "The first half against Southampton, I said afterwards we looked apprehensive", said Pardew. Read More »

Russians to face surprising Germany in Olympic hockey final

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The win means history for the American team that won just four games combined in the last two Olympics, both skipped by Shuster. The victory offers even more sweet revenge for the USA , who not only lost the gold in overtime in 2014, but also lost to Canada 2-1 earlier in PyeongChang group play. Read More »

N. Korea to send top-level delegation to closing of Winter Games

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Officials from South Korea and the U.S. have said it is unlikely Ivanka Trump will meet anyone from North Korea during her visit. "Under current hard circumstances, we have chose to focus on whether peace on the Korean peninsula and improvement in inter-Korean relations can be derived from dialogue with (the visiting North Korean officials), not on their past or who they are", said Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun, in a media briefing on Friday . Read More »

Tim Drevno stepping down as Michigan's OC

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MI had no official word about Drevno or Warinner as of early Friday afternoon, and it's unclear who will take over the role as the program's offensive coordinator. (97.1 The Ticket) The coaching shakeup continues at MI. Currently, Michigan lists its offensive coordinator as Tim Drevno and its passing game coordinator as Pep Hamilton. Read More »

Olympics: Canada loses women's hockey gold to U.S. in shootout

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The U.S. came out on top Thursday in the constant tug-of-war between the two teams. It took 20 years and a shootout, but Team USA finally beat Team Canada to take the Olympics gold medal in Women's Hockey late last night. But Shuster has shed 30 pounds since Sochi. In the final end, Shuster threw the last rock, which knocked the lone Canadian stone out of the center of the house, adding one point to their score and sealing their win. Read More »

Frank Lampard raves about Willian ahead of Man United v Chelsea FC

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The fact that Willian was the best player on the pitch - outshining Messi, Iniesta and Hazard in the process - speaks volumes about his pedigree and perhaps this was the moment which would make him a permanent part of Conte's playing 11. After the match, boss Antonio Conte said it was a fantastic performance by his team albeit the mistake which led to Barcelona's goal. A short corner was worked into the Brazilian's path and he arrowed a low shot past the rooted Ter Stegen. Read More »

Warriors vs. Clippers on Thursday night

Curry's buzzer beater put the Warriors up 11 points at the end of the quarter against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers , a team Golden State lost to a little over a month ago. The Clippers displayed some signs of life in the second, but they failed to make a significant enough change, allowing the Warriors to keep their double-digit lead. Read More »

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld is a doubt for Crystal Palace clash

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They are one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and four behind second-placed Manchester United who play each other on Sunday, so victory in south London would be a huge boost. "It is not my job and I can not say nothing about that". Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Mousa Dembele as one of the "greatest talents" in football history. Read More »

National Media Mock Draft Picks, Vol. 1

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John Brown and Jaron Brown are free agents. That was the message sent by Giants fans in response to a poll question asking what the team should do with the No. One of the biggest changes was UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen falling out of the top ten . "Seriously, why are people so high on Allen?" Now that the Bills made it again this 2018 after 19 years, they are in the market to capture the right set of players this draft season to continue on. Read More »

Pep Guardiola Confirms Claudio Bravo Will Start EFL Cup Final Vs Arsenal

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But prior to that game, the Gunners had won nine games in a row at the national stadium. The Arsenal boss will have one eye on the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday and will accordingly pick his team. Wenger added that there were no injury concerns following the Ostersunds defeat. The Gunners finished outside the top-four last term for the first time under Wenger's stewardship when they came in fifth, which meant Europa League football for 2017/18. Read More »

'Neymar needs to join Madrid to reach new heights'

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In the end, he has been in an important club like Barcelona and now he is in another at PSG but you only really get to see him in the Champions League. What has happened to Neymar's "older brother"? And he is also hopeful that a return to France and good performances there would allow him to state a case over playing for the national team again. Read More »

Five Things To Know About Alina Zagitova

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman, second and third at last year's worlds, had varying success. Mirai Nagasu of the United States came into the event with high expectations but fell on her triple Axel after becoming the first American to nail it in the Olympics during the team competition and she bobbled her triple loop to end up ninth. Read More »

Shootout loss sends Canada to silver medal in women's hockey

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The United States Thursday defeated Canada 3-2 in a sudden-death shootout to win Winter Olympics gold in the women's ice hockey for the first time in 20 years. "We were going for the gold". "It's just hard. You work so hard". Marie-Philip Poulin and Haley Irwin scored in regulation for Canada . Canada's loss to the United States ended the country's streak of four straight gold medals. Read More »

McLaren launch new-look MCL33

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The MCL33 will be on track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for eight days of pre-season testing next Monday. The first McLaren to be powered by a Renault engine, the MCL33 marks the new beginning for the British squad after three horrific years with Honda engines. Read More »

Serwa steps up to win gold in women's ski cross final

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The 28-year-old improved on her silver medal from Sochi four years ago but it was a bittersweet event for the Canadians after reigning champion Marielle Thompson crashed out in the first heat, catching the ski of Sweden's Lisa Andersson. Smith edged in front of Naeslund to take the bronze medal. After growing up as a competitive alpine skier, Serwa, 28, switched to ski cross before the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and burst onto the scene, competing for podium spots nearly immediately. Read More »

Russian bobsleigh pilot tests positive for banned substance

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A second Russian athlete competing at the Winter Olympics has tested positive for a banned substance. But he has never voted against the IOC's decisions on Russian Federation for both the 2016 Olympics as well as the Pyeongchang Games. Sources in Pyeongchang told Reuters earlier on Thursday that the International Olympic Committee is edging closer to allowing Russian athletes to march behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony. Read More »

Honda Classic forecast for Thursday

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This is his first time playing the Honda Classic since 2011. Rory McIlroy , who played alongside Woods in the first two rounds of the Genesis Open last week , said he believes it's Woods who's at a disadvantage because of the constant crowds following him. Read More »

Will Pogba save United?

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has angrily insisted that rumours his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down are "lies". "It's very hard to put me in a position where I have to criticise my players", said Mourinho when quizzed on Pogba's lack of form, which saw the 89 million ($125 million) midfielder dropped by his Portuguese manager when United last faced Huddersfield a fortnight ago. Read More »

USA's Jamie Anderson soars to silver in big air

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Unlike events such as the halfpipe and slopestyle, where competitors keep only their top score, the top two scores are combined in big air . She'll lead the top 12 riders from qualifying into the final, which will take place Friday in PyeongChang (Thursday night in the U.S.). Read More »

Conte: Mistake away from perfection

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Forward Willian , arguably the best player on the pitch Tuesday night, scored Chelsea's only goal, putting the hosts up early, but Lionel Messi finally scored his first goal ever against Chelsea , equalizing 13 minutes later. "Of course, the result against Atletico gives us confidence". "We are talking about a very young player". "We had to stay compact, we had a plan and we did exactly as we expected". Read More »

Eugenie Bouchard wins case against USTA, lawyer seeks millions in damages

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Bouchard, 23, had just played in a mixed doubles match when she returned to the locker room at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens shortly after 10 p.m. U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer and locker room staff also testified in the trial. After being ranked as high as No. 5 in the world and reaching the 2014 Wimbledon final, Bouchard is now the world's 116th-ranked player. Read More »

Hockey player sparks big debate after ripping off silver medal

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When she was asked if it was any consolation she responded, "I mean, yeah". "It's incredibly hard, especially when you spend a lifetime really preparing for this moment", she said . The game went through a scoreless 20-minute overtime period, per Olympic regulations, and was eventually decided in a shootout. "Few people witnessed it, but there was Larocque, tears welling up in her eyes, holding her unwanted silver medal, being told by a man in a suit about the "legal" reasons why she ... Read More »

Deportivo La Coruna sign Sulley Muntari

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Muntari's most successful period came at Inter Milan, where he played for four seasons between 2008 and 2012. Muntari is entering the twilight of his career but Deportivo manager, and the player's old Milan teammate, Clarence Seedorf will be hoping the Ghanaian veteran's experience will help his ailing side climb out of the relegation zone. Read More »

Why The New Budget Is Bad News For You

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Labor unions that backed Ramaphosa's campaign to win control of the ANC in December vigorously opposed a Value-Added Tax increase, arguing that the government should target wasteful spending instead. As SADTU we are not happy with the Minister's assertion that to support higher levels of capital investment and maintenance, the state needs to contain the public-service wage bill. Read More »

Marshall redshirt freshman dies following gunshot wound suffered on New Year's Eve

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Aaron was shot while at a New Year's Eve party in Severn, Maryland. His mother said in the days after the incident that the bullet had lodged in Aaron's spine and he was paralyzed. He made 13 tackles while playing in eight games for Marshall in the fall. His last game was in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on December 16, when he made one tackle in Marshall's 31-28 win over Colorado State. Read More »

Seahawks' Russell Wilson Will Take Part In Yankees Camp, Has Hilarious Challenge

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But Wilson is psyched enough to put his cleats back on that he's talking about a home run derby with Aaron Judge and telling Giancarlo Stanton , "I'm coming for you". Wilson has a locker inside the clubhouse at Steinbrenner Field between Tyler Austin and newcomer Brandon Drury, who grew up a Seahawks fan. "But at this point in my life, playing quarterback in the National Football League is a job I love and a responsibility I work on and take seriously every single day". Read More »

USA Women's Hockey Wins Gold

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The American women finally did it. In 2014 at the Sochi Games, the Canadian hockey star knew what it was like to wear gold after her team made a seemingly insurmountable two-goal comeback with just minutes left to stun the US 3-2 in overtime of the title game. Read More »

RB Leipzig vs. Napoli

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Napoli captain Marek Hamsík said recently. "Thank God he has to hold back during games!" According to German publication Bild , Leipzig have built a smoking section in the away dressing room for the Italian tactician, standing at 3m wide and 3.5m high. Read More »