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Mohamed Salah named BBC African Player of the Year

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Salah has taken the Premier League by storm this season, in contrast to a less impressive spell in the division with Chelsea between 2014-15. Salah is the first Egyptian victor of the award since Mohamed Barakat won it in 2005 and the winger says he hopes to go down as the best player his country has ever had. Read More »

New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins: Monday Night NFL on Sky Sports

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A victory over Miami would set up a Sunday showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers that could determine home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. "They have good players, but at the same time, he puts those guys in a really good position". Continuing with the theme of potential defenders that may not play, the Dolphins listed (cornerback) Cordrea Tankersley as doubtful. Read More »

TV viewers can no longer call in rules violations on professional golfers

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The changes being introduced on 1 January also include the introduction of a local rule to prevent players potentially being harshly hit for an infringement they were unaware of. She lost the tournament in a playoff. "Is this a joke?" "Let's leave the rules and the administration of the event to the players and to those responsible for running the tournament". Read More »

Giancarlo Stanton officially becomes a Yankee

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There's speculation the Marlins will try to trade him to the New York Mets . The Cardinals and Giants appeared to be leading the race when both teams had deals in place with the Marlins, but Stanton informed St Louis and San Francisco on Friday that he would not waive his no-trade clause for them. Read More »

Verizon to pay National Football League $2.25 billion over 5 years to stream games

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Verizon and the National Football League have announced a multi-year deal that will see National Football League games streamed on Verizon mobile and digital platforms. The full extent of the new Verizon-NFL deal won't go into effect until the 2018-19 season, but certain elements will roll out this postseason. Verizon formed the Oath digital-media group this summer, combining AOL and Yahoo under one umbrella, after closing the $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo in June 2017. Read More »

UEFA Europa League last 32 draw

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Oh no, it also saw the Europa League draw be made as well. The club won their first major trophy earlier in the year after beating IFK Norrkoping 4-1 in the final of the Svenska Cupen. You wait for ages* for a decent draw and then two come along at once. Ostersunds are now managed by Graham Potter, a former England U21 global who enjoyed spells at Birmingham City, West Brom, Stoke City and York as a player. Read More »

Afghanistan Cricket Team To Play Test Against India

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This comes as Afghanistan was granted Test Status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) late in June this year. The latest report has come through PTI with their tweet stating, "India to host Afghanistan for their first ever Test match". Read More »

Former Tigers Jack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

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Morris got 14 votes and Trammell drew 13, one more than the minimum needed. They'll be enshrined on July 29. "I came to realization that it might not happen, and I was OK with that". Trammell was a six-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove Award victor and a World Series MVP in 1984, when the Tigers beat the Padres. Trammell played his entire 20-year career with the Tigers and batted.285 with 185 homers and 1,003 RBIs. Read More »

City beats United 2-1 in Manchester derby, leads EPL by 11

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Mourinho has this week called out City players for falling too easily and he added the charge of repetitive tactical fouling - players deliberately conceding quick freekicks to stop opponents counterattacking. Manchester City star David Silva was a major doubt to face Manchester United next Sunday What is the team news? City restored their lead nine minutes into the second half after another piece of poor defending. Read More »

We can't worry about what's going on with England, says Darren Lehmann

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Ben Duckett has been suspended from all remaining fixtures on England Lions' tour of Australia and given a final written warning over his conduct. They were words delivered quietly and calmly but with no less force than the nearly apoplectic rage with which Trevor Bayliss threatened on Saturday to end the careers of what he considers to be a minority of repeat England offenders. Read More »

West Ham midfielder Lanzini on Chelsea shock: Moyes tactics key

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The Blues could end the weekend 14 points behind Manchester City at the top of the table. "To talk about the title race after a defeat I think is a bit unusual", Conte told reporters in his post-match news conference. It was Spurs' fourth successive four-goal win over Stoke, making Mauricio Pochettino's side the first team to have won by four goals in four consecutive English top-flight meetings with the same opponents. Read More »

Eli Manning's return to Giants' starting lineup not exactly triumphant

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Rod Smith scored on an 81-yard pass play with 4:08 to play and he added a 15-yard scoring run a little more than a minute later after an interception by linebacker Sean Lee . Three of Manning's 28 pass attempts in the game's final 30 minutes were dropped by his intended targets: wide receivers Roger Lewis and Sterling Shepard, and tight end Evan Engram . Read More »

Jets suffer historically inept loss, could be losing control of season

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If McCown misses time, it will likely force the Jets to commit even more to the run, which figures to increase the fantasy value of both Powell and Forte. Thomas went into to their Week 14 matchup against the New York Jets 58 yards behind Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe for No. 2 all-time in receiving yards in Broncos' history. Read More »

Eagles QB Carson Wentz Suffered A Knee Injury Against The Rams

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Erin Andrews would later report from the sidelines that the injury was to Wentz's left knee, and that he would not return to the game. Reporters initially said Wentz was being evaluated for a concussion, but the Eagles then said he suffered an unspecified knee injury. Read More »

Athletes, entertainers rush to support bullied Tennessee boy

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What's the point of it? Why are they taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? In the video , as well as the accompanying caption, Keaton explains why he was scared to go to lunch because of the bullying, which included dousing him with food and milk. Read More »

Raiders' Hopes Are Slim After Loss to Chiefs

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He is now 2-6 against the Chiefs in his career and 0-4 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs did get a pick three weeks ago against the New York Giants , but that came on a pass from a running back and should never have been thrown. They capitalized when kicker Harrison Butker connected on a 53-yard field, giving the Chiefs a 3-0 lead. The final score was misleading here, with Kansas City more than tripling the Raiders in total yardage through three quarters. Read More »

Josh Gordon scores first touchdown since December 15, 2013

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After the score, Gordon returned to the Browns' sideline and donned a pair of sunglasses, strutting for the cameras and the home crowd. It was Gordon's first touchdown reception since Week 15 of the 2013 season. After Brett Hundley was stopped at the 1-yard-line, the Packers tied the game on a short pass to Davonte Adams with 17-seconds left in regulation. Read More »

Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers - 12/10/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Vikings have the defense to do it, too. Minnesota is the only team in the National Football League to rank inside the Top 5 in both total offense and defense. "We just care about how we play". One team will win the division, but the other two might earn the two wild-card spots in the NFC. After sitting his two-time All-Pro to protect his surgically-repaired foot from the New Orleans turf, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday that Olsen will not be held to a "pitch count" ... Read More »

Injured Bills QB Taylor still a game-time decision vs Colts

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Peterman's first start , of course was rather historic in a terrible way. Minus Taylor, the Bills would need to come to tiro Nathan Peterman , WHO threw 5 interceptions within the half of a 54-24 loss to the la Chargers 3 weeks past. Meanwhile, offensive tackle Cordy Glenn , cornerback Leonard Johnson, wide receiver Brandon Reilly, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, guard John Miller and tight end Khari Lee are all inactive for the Bills. Read More »

Injuries: Matthew Stafford (hand) expected to start

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Head coach Jim Caldwell opened Friday's media session with nary an answer about Stafford's health, saying he's "progressing" and throwing "decently". Stafford has been battling an injury on his throwing hand after a Ravens defender stepped on it during last week's loss at Baltimore. Read More »

Pope Tawadros II rejects meeting with Pence over Jerusalem

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US President Donald Trump's decision "did not take into account the feelings of millions of Arab people", the church's spokesman said in an online statement . Militant groups operating in the Gaza Strip launched missiles into Israel on Friday amid mass protests and clashes against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital earlier this week. Read More »

Chelsea Title Challenge Impossible After West Ham Loss: Conte

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We have to change. He added, "I said before that this season would be very, very tough, very hard, and this is the truth". Surely other Premier League managers must feel they have a better chance against the leagues big boys when they have an extra three or four days of preparation time before these fixtures, and thats before even factoring in the effect of long distance travelling in some cases. Read More »

Drew Brees Blames TNF For Saints' Injuries

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The frustration with the league prioritizing TV cash over players' health has been a familiar refrain this season as players continue to suffer significant injuries during the Thursday night games. "It just got to the point where I started feeling my adductor (muscle)". And that was just the beginning of the injury concerns for the Saints on Thursday night. Read More »

Real President Reveals Plan To Sign Neymar & Mbappe

The Brazil worldwide only moved to the Ligue 1 giants in the summer for a €222m [£193m, $260m] world record transfer fee. Perez attempted to sign Neymar when he was still playing in Brazil for Santos before he signed for Barcelona in 2013. Read More »

Wenger: Arsenal Do Not Have A Title In Sight

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He has only been starting Europa League and Carabao Cup matches but is confident of staying at the club beyond the end of his contract in the summer, when he also hopes to be in Russian Federation with England. The England worldwide is yet to make a Premier League start this season, featuring for just 65 minutes thus far, although he has made seven starts in cup competitions. Read More »

Sandro on United wishlist

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The Brazilian global is said to be unhappy in Turin and is reportedly pushing for an exit from the Serie A club. The Daily Record say the Portuguese coach has been handed around £78m to spend this winter by United chiefs and is prepared to use the vast majority of it on Sandro - who's being valued at around £61m. Read More »

Vasyl Lomachenko has awesome new nickname after making Rigondeaux quit

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Vasyl Lomachenko continued his meteoric rise up the boxing ladder, retaining his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night after challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool after six rounds. The reason, is because Rigondeaux is actually a super bantamweight and fights at 122-pounds and went up by eight pounds to 130 to take the fight. Peppered by Lomachenko's punches, Rigondeaux, who probably only landed a number of punches that you can count on your ten fingers, refused to come out ... Read More »

Leicester Defeat Newcastle 3-2 After Pretty Terrific 85th Minute Own Goal

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Rafa Benitez brought on Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez in search of an equalizer, but it was Gayle who scored his third goal in four matches to bring the Toon level. In the second half, we were organised and compact, then a long ball and a second ball and we conceded. "I have to concentrate on the next game (and not the takeover), I have to work to improve the team and to focus on the next game". Read More »

Texas officials will hire TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte

Del Conte was the recipient of a 2015 NACDA Under Armour AD of the Year Award and the 2010 Bobby Dodd Division I-A Athletic Director's Award. TCU made a successful transition to the Big 12 during Del Conte's tenure in 2012. Men's basketball finished last in the Big 12 last season, but coach Shaka Smart is showing signs of quickly turning his program around. The construction of the new Amon G. Read More »

Wizards fall to Clippers, 113-112, after a frenetic final 12 seconds

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I just stay with it. "So I don't really understand it". The Wizards got the ball in and Beal made a shot on the baseline, but the ball was ruled dead as time had run out. "Bradley [Beal] had a good look at the and-1 and the other play, trust me, it wasn't for a three-point shot from the arch". Crew chief Bill Spooner told a pool reporter after the game that the referees incorrectly reset the shot clock to 1.1 seconds instead of 0.1. Read More »

Lanka win toss, ask India to bat first in ODI series opener

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The Lankans successfully reviewed the not out decision of the on-field umpire. The hosts were 12/3 in 10 over after being put in to bat by Lankan captain Thisara Perera. Sri Lanka have won just four ODIs in 26 games in 2017, and have been whitewashed in a five-match series three times this year. India playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer , Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah , Yuzvendra ... Read More »

Dangal actress alleges sexual harassment on Vistara flight

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Lashing out at the airline, she asked: "if they have zero tolerance why they have not named this person till now. This is not how people should be made to feel". right behind me one middle-aged man who made my 2-hour journey miserable. I ignored it the first time. Until I woke me up to this PLEASANT SIGHT of his attractive foot rubbing my back and neck. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d'Or 2017

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time - and the second year in a row. "I've never seen anyone better than me", Ronaldo said to France Football after winning the award. Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice for Los Blancos, while Nacho, Toni Kroos and Achraf Hakimi were also on the scoresheet as Zinedine Zidane's ran riot on home soil. Read More »