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Falcons re-sign K Matt Bryant to 3-year contract

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The two sides agreed to a three-year deal that will pay the kicker $10.5 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. You know I'd like to finish it here with this organization. He was 34-of-39 on field goals last season, including 8-of-9 from at least 50 yards, and has made 85.8 percent of his career field goal attempts. Since then, the Falcons haven't had to worry about their kicking duties - Bryant has booted a franchise record 1,029 points, which ranks third among National Football League ... Read More »

Ayton cleans up in All-Pac-12 Awards

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Pac-12 Networks analyst Casey Jacobsen, who played for Stanford, said Monday of Ayton that "a player of his status comes around once every two decades or so" and marveled at how quickly Ayton has picked up the game since converting from his soccer days as a Bahamian youth. Read More »

Alabama showing its best at NFL Combine — CECIL HURT

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Here are five defensive ends that Bills fans should watch closely during Sunday's Combine activities. Cornerbacks typically run some of the fastest 40 times out of everyone. It was a great workout for the talented cover corner, who I thought was flying a bit under the radar entering the weekend. Bryan had the second-best time in the 3-cone drill (7.12 seconds) and was fourth in the broad jump (9 feet, 11 inches). Read More »

Graham unanimous Big 12 POY over Young

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Graham was excellent for the Big 12 regular-season champions, averaging 17.6 points, 7.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game, leading the team in points and assists. This is Beard's first Big 12 Coach of the Year award, but Beard has also received a Sun Belt COTY Award and Lone Star Conference COTY Award before coming to Texas Tech. Read More »

A History of Colts Running Backs Drafted in the First Round

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Harrison did not take part in any of the measurement drills except the 40-yard dash, and that may have been all he needed to catch the eyes of scouts. For Cleveland, the need for a quarterback is equalled by the fact that it received awful production from the skill positions in 2018. If they do however, the Giants are clearly interested. Read More »

Mo Salah Deserving of Player of the Year Award Says Jurgen Klopp

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Porto have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2009/10. It would be remiss to say Coutinho was holding Liverpool back or causing them a problem but there is better balance in the team since Klopp has been given the option to play with a more pragmatic midfield three. Read More »

Dallas Cowboys to place franchise tag on DE Demarcus Lawrence

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Lawrence tied All-Pro Calais Campbell of Jacksonville for second in the National Football League with 14 sacks last season. Lawrence's agent, David Canter, wrote on Twitter that his client signed the deal. He sat out the final three regular-season games that season and underwent a second surgery on his back in January 2017. In 2014, the Cowboys traded up in the second round with the Washington Redskins to take Lawrence with the 34th overall pick. Read More »

China does not want trade war but is ready to hit back

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The announcement by President Donald Trump of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium into the United States is a worrying development. An influential United States lawmaker said on Sunday all fairly traded steel and aluminium, especially from Canada and Mexico , should be excluded from President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs , as he sought to calm tensions at major trade talks in Mexico. Read More »

Former Chelsea Star Admits Desire For Stamford Bridge Return

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Ramires is planning a return to Chelsea at some stage, with the Brazilian claiming that the door is "always open" to him at Stamford Bridge. A move back to Chelsea? There has been little talk of a possible Chelsea reunion for Ramires , with the Blues having moved forward with alternative options. Read More »

Military Official Advised Ravens Not To Sign Colin Kaepernick

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A "high-ranking USA military official" cautioned the Ravens against signing Colin Kaepernick in 2017, according to a TMZ report. The report says the official told the team he was not a fan of Kaepernick. The Ravens decided not to sign Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the playoffs in 2013, and ultimately Super Bowl XLVII, where they lost to the Ravens. Read More »

Baker Mayfield Wants To Turn Your Team Around

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Rosen's time in Westwood was defined as much by his proclivity for creating headlines away from the field. Mayfield also said he's the most accurate quarterback in this draft "by far" and had some choice words for those questioning whether he can succeed in the National Football League at his height. Read More »

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez returns positive sample for Clenbuterol

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Alvarez has tested positive for trace amounts of the performance-enhancing drug Clenbuterol , but it's OK guys, he has an great excuse: contaminated meat . After a similar defense of having consumed contaminated beef, Vargas was allowed to fight on a probationary basis after being issued a temporary license by the California State Athletic Commission. Read More »

NFL Draft 2018 Guide: Player profiles by position

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Adam Gase, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and quarterbacks coach Bo Hardegree were in attendance. Wyoming's Josh Allen was one of the names with a good deal to prove. However, he did have a pass on a crossing route that was slightly behind Oklahoma State's Marcell Ateman, who fell over after making the catch. But Allen is still intrigued by the possibility of going to the Giants . Read More »

Gary Neville blasts 'unacceptable' Chelsea FC after Man City defeat

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Man City completed 902 passes throughout the match, which is a new Premier League record, while midfielder Ilkay Gundogan broke the existing record for most passes completed by a single player in a single game with a total of 174. "Twenty-five points is a big gap and I think that we can have a regret for the other games but not for this one. For me personally it's hard to play a good game, when you only touch the ball three times". Read More »

Manchester City Defeat Chelsea 1-0, Strengthen Grip on EPL Top Spot

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The rigid back five of Chelsea looked to prevent Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva from finding any space near the area and the Chelsea defence marshalled City well. "I wouldn't say we are a bit comfortable in the Champions League, but we have a good advantage". They could win the title at home to Manchester United on Saturday. Read More »

Winter storm kills five people in US

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One man in new Jersey died because of contact with a dangling power line. Numerous deaths were due to falling trees, officials said. Firefighters rescue a mother and child by boat after their residence was flooded along Post Island Road in the Houghs Neck section of Quincy, Mass., on Friday. Read More »

Mourinho brushes off Rashford concerns as World Cup looms

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His lack of action have caused some to question whether Rashford will be included in Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. "It doesn't matter if he plays or doesn't play", he said. If he trusts him, he selects him. Man United's young striker is supposedly "doing more than enough for us to be happy" according to Jose Mourinho , which is fair enough. Read More »

Gary Neville has a 'clear idea' who will succeed Jose Mourinho

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Adjusting to the demands of a Premier League stage has not been easy , with Jose Mourinho having eased the 23-year-old into his plans following a testing opening to his debut campaign. Although United trail champions-in-waiting Manchester City by 16 points, they remain second, ahead of Liverpool , Tottenham and Chelsea in the race for a top-four place. Read More »

Paul DeJong, Cardinals Reportedly Agree to 6-Year, $26M Contract Extension

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DeJong, a fourth-round selection out of Illinois State University in the 2015 draft, crashed the lineup a year ago when Aledmys Diaz struggled in his second season and was subsequently demoted to triple-A Memphis. He finished second to the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger in voting for National League Rookie of the Year . DeJong, 24, figures to remain a middle of the order hitter for the Birds going forward, and could play shortstop or third base depending on roster construction. Read More »

Quinton de Kock's 'personal' comment on David Warner has Australia fuming

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The match referee had spoken to us after the day's play. "From what I've heard, there was a lot of personal stuff being said", he said. While on-field comments meant to unsettle the opposition are common in test cricket, and even has a term dedicated to it - "sledging" - the exchange between Warner and de Kock appears to have got personal, with family members brought into it. Read More »

Muhammad Wilkerson expected to visit Green Bay

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But the question is if Wilkerson will be sufficiently humbled by the Jets cutting him just two years into a significant contract. And where will Wilkerson land? The move has not yet been officially made by the Jets after being reported last week, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has reported it is coming on Monday. Read More »

Jimmy Graham Likely Done With Seahawks; Several Teams Interested

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The Saints could use tight end depth after Coby Fleener was sidelined for the season due to a concussion in Week 12 of last season. A third-round pick in 2010, Graham became one of the top offensive playmakers in the National Football League as he had four consecutive seasons (2011-14) with at least 889 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Read More »

Ichiro close to signing a deal to return to the Mariners

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Ichiro's deal with Seattle could be completed as early as Monday, the source told Crasnick. Results from an MRI on Saturday revealed the injury was worse than initially expected. He set a big-league mark with 109 plate appearances as a pinch hitter, and had a franchise record 27 pinch hits. He was injured Friday during batting practice and thought it was just a "tweak", the Seattle Times reported . Read More »

EPL: How Kante fainted during training with Chelsea team-mates

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According to The Telegraph , Kante's concerned team-mates were anxious the Frenchman had suffered a heart problem when he dropped to the floor in front of them. However, Kante still felt unwell on the morning of Sunday's match and did not feature despite traveling with the rest of Chelsea's squad to Manchester. Read More »

Steve Smith denies Australia attacking de Kock with personal barbs

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Australia wrapped up a 118-run win on the fifth day of the first Test against South Africa on Monday but the result is likely to be overshadowed by an ugly bust-up between David Warner and Quinton de Kock . "Obviously Quinton got quite personal and provoked an emotional response from Davey". Though both of them agreed that the incident was an unnecessary one given that the Test match was nicely setup at that point in time. Read More »

Falcons discussing trade with Seahawks for Michael Bennett

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While it remains to be seen if Atlanta will actually try to swing a trade in the near future due to a constricted budget, Quinn does need to upgrade the defensive line. Rumors about Bennett being traded have been starting to gain steam as of late. By unloading Bennett, the cap-strapped Seahawks could generate a little over $2 million in cap relief, which could be a difference maker if the front office tries to make a bold move in free agency or through other trades later this month. Read More »

Lyon sorry, cops charge for ball drop celebration

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Five runs were added by the home side before Quinton de Kock was hit on the back pad and trapped leg before wicket by Josh Hazlewood (3-61) as he tried to launch the ball over the boundary. "When you look at him now it´s like nothing happened". A Cricket Australia (CA) spokesperson was quoted by news.com.au as saying, "CA is aware of reports of an incident between players in Durban . Read More »

Manu Bhaker, 16-Year-Old Indian, Wins Gold In 10m Air Pistol

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The 16-year-old Bhaker beat the host country's Alejandra Zavala, a two-time World Cup Finals victor, with a 10.6 in the last shot of the 24-shot final in 10M air pistol, to come out on top with a score of 237.5. But she stunned her competition with a near-perfect shot of 10.8 to turn the silver into gold. The 16-year-old trains at the Universal Senior Secondary School in Jhajjar, a city in the north Indian state of Haryana. Read More »