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SEC teams occupy top two spots in AP poll

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MI (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) become bowl eligible with a 35-14 win over Rutgers on Saturday. No. 1 Alabama (8-0) did not play. Jake Fromm has stepped up admirably and their tandem of elite running backs have led the charge for the team offensively. Read More »

Jay Ajayi to Eagles: Thoughts on the blockbuster trade

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A third-year pro out of Boise State, Ajayi , 24, rushed for 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns and added 27 catches for 151 yards for Miami last season. [The offensive line is] trying to do what they can and they're fighting. "If we actually start doing that, it might help". In a surprise move, the Fins dumped Ajayi in favor of a fourth-round pick, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald . Read More »

Dejan Lovren Speaks out on 'Disgusting' Abuse After Death Threats Toward Family

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The Croatian, who has faced criticism this season after a series of poor performances for Liverpool , received a private message on Instagram from an unknown sender who threatened to "murder" his family. Keep family and stupid comments out of it! Earlier this month, Lovren was hauled off by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after two mistakes by the defender gifted Spurs a 2-0 lead. Read More »

Hendrick Lifts Burnley To Seventh

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The 25-year-old's goal lifted Burnley up to the heady heights of seventh, but may have heightened Everton's interest in their manager Sean Dyche to fill the vacancy left by Ronald Koeman's sacking. We were not precise on the ball and we have to improve. Ashley Barnes was close to adding a second in the closing stages but his shot was well saved by Elliot . Read More »

Nadal virtually assured year-end top ranking

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It had been hoped that both Nadal and Federer would go head-to-head in Paris , but Federer has taken the week off to rest his body ahead of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. In a fit of anger, Federer smashed his racquet into the net. "The tennis player, by definition, looks at his own interest, what interests him, what interests him less and has to make choices", Forget said. Read More »

Australia scrum-half Cooper Cronk joins Sydney Roosters

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It will be an unusual sight for everyone in rugby league. Sterling, who was an outspoken defender of the Roosters halfback after he copped backlash for his most recent Origin performances , finds it hard to understand why the club needed to add to an already talented combination of halves that took them to a preliminary final. Read More »

Chance for Spurs to make real statement

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Whilst losing to West Ham was unexpected, once Kane's injury was confirmed, many thought Spurs would struggle for goals at Old Trafford. The France worldwide had to be replaced by Nacho at half-time during the defeat to Girona and missed matches earlier in the season due to another muscle injury. Read More »

Astros' Yuli Gurriel denies racist taunt directed at Yu Darvish

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Manfred decided against imposing a suspension during the World Series , which the Astros led 2-1. "There is complete unanimity there is no place in our game for any behavior like the behavior we witnessed last night", Manfred said. Per Lauber, Major League Baseball said in a statement Commissioner Rob Manfred will speak with Gurriel. "But it was my best judgment that this timing was appropriate". Read More »

Former Huskies star Daniel Te'o-Nesheim dead at 30

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He graduated from Washington in 2009 as the Huskies' all-time sack leader with 30. Former teammates also posted tributes on Monday afternoon. "Hawaii Preparatory Academy was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, colleague, and alumnus Daniel Te'o-Nesheim", the school said in a statement. Read More »

Houston Texans owner on kneeling: "Can't Have Inmates Running the Prison"

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The comment was published in an ESPN The Magazine story about two recent days of meetings among owners, players and others to discuss the protests that have drawn the ire of President Donald Trump . "I'm never going to force anyone to do anything they don't feel comfortable with", Texans left tackle Duane Brown said on Sunday . The Houston Texans sent a loud message in Seattle Sunday afternoon when they took a knee during the anthem, but Monday was different inside the Texans locker ... Read More »

Patriots Trading Jimmy Garoppolo To 49ers For Draft Pick

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That moment came none too soon for the 49ers, who have been suffering through inconsistent quarterback play since 2014. The possibility of earning a starting spot in New England continued to dwindle as Tom Brady performs at a high level and professes his desire to keep playing for the foreseeable future. Read More »

Tiger Woods to return to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge

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Woods returned from injury during last year's Hero World Challenge, finishing 17th while leading the field in birdies and double bogeys. Woods, 41, will play in the Hero World Challenge, an event he hosts, November 30-Dec. Woods has not played since Dubai. "I want to thank (CEO) Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation". Read More »

Dwayne Johnson Reveals the Reason He Signed on for 'Jumanji' Sequel

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The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star made the comment Saturday during a panel at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con when an audience member asked if he still meant to run. "Also, too, it was my personal way of really paying homage and respect to the one man who created the Jumanji magic to begin with, Mr. Robin Williams ". Read More »

Antonio Conte to speak with N'Golo Kante before selecting Roma XI

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Star midfielder Kante has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the last worldwide break, picking up the injury on global duty with France. "Drinkwater is nearly ready and Kante is at the stage nearly to come back with us". "The only problem now that we have to face is that we need more time with Moses". "We'll try and do our best in every single competition, game by game , in every single one of them". Read More »

Aston Villa and Leicester could end Michael Carrick's Old Trafford career

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In the time since the 36-year-old has established himself as an Old Trafford hero, winning five Premier League titles as well as the Champions League in 2008. It is said, however, he is determined to stick it out at United until the end of the season. Carrick's absence for United this season isn't due to Mourinho's negligence but rather due to his injury problems. Read More »

Manchester United can rely on Anthony Martial - Eric Bailly

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Jose Mourinho has revealed how he feels about a section of Manchester United fans' booing of him and his players. 'What you can't do is play with 12 and we can't play with everybody at the same time. But, at the same time, to play from Lukaku against three very good central defenders, but against three central defenders who had a hard match for 60, 70 minutes against Lukaku and Rashford. Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs activate CB Steven Nelson

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By activating Ray, the Broncos' active roster now stands at 53 players while the up-and-coming pass rusher is expected to start against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday evening. Nelson played both slot corner and outside corner last season but was moved primarily to slot late in the season when Terrance Mitchell took over the outside. Read More »

Watford's Troy Deeney Charged With Violent Conduct Following Joe Allen 'Gouging' Incident

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However, the FA have deemed it appropriate to take further action against the 29-year-old. Troy Deeney has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association and is facing a retrospective three-match ban. He said: 'Troy Deeney must be charged and suspended by the FA disciplinary department after viewing the video replays of his disgraceful assault on Stoke's Joe Allen . Read More »

Celgene Corporation (CELG), Planet Payment, Inc. (PLPM)

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The stock's quarterly performance indicates a negative momentum of -27.5 percent, whereas its last one month trend is pessimistic with -31.23 percent. It also reduced Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) stake by 751 shares and now owns 15,076 shares. Private Asset Management Inc increased Pacwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) stake by 43,625 shares to 136,825 valued at $6.39 million in 2017Q2. Read More »

UFC Plans February Return to Brazil with 'Fight Night' Event

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Then Brunson answered, and Machida's night quickly ended. One strike can end or change the course of a fight, and that will most certainly be forever on the record of the victor...and the vanquished. It was his second straight loss - he was submitted by Luke Rockhold on April 18, 2015 - and it was his third loss in four fights. Machida admitted to the doping control agent that he was taking a supplement which contained 7-Ketodehydroepiandrosterone, or 7-keto-DHEA, which is on the World ... Read More »

BCCI condoles the sad demise of Dr MV Sridhar

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He is survived by his wife, daughter and son. Sridhar, who captained the Hyderabad in the 1990s, has 21 first-class centuries to his name, including a triple-century. "A former TNCA First Division League player, Dr. Sridhar had an illustrious career both as a cricketer and cricket administrator". Sridhar was there throughout the hearing and was the link between the board and team. Read More »

Goldman Sachs boss tweets Brexit warning

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The banking boss tweeted: "In London". Blankfein previously tweeted after visiting Frankfurt, the German financial capital where the bank this month signed a lease on 107,000 sq ft of space in preparation for Brexit. Which could take a decided Brexit bite out of the 6,000-strong staff headcount presently employed by the bank in London, if that's where they all came from. Read More »

Breanna Stewart says she was sexually abused as a child

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I've cried. I cry most after I tell someone who's important to me. "But I was recently reading McKayla Maroney's personal account of sexual abuse - one of many powerful stories the #metoo campaign has inspired - and I felt ... The perpetrator was then arrested and confessed "everything". 'I remember, around fifth grade, having a crush on this boy in my school, ' she said. Read More »

Man United boss Jose Mourinho reacts angrily to formation questions vs Spurs

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The home side have an edge over Spurs as their superstar striker Harry Kane will miss the match due to hamstring injury. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke to the media on Friday about Kane's injury. When quizzed on Kane's availability, the Argentine chief said: "We'll see, we'll see". We want to train complete players who can adapt to any situation. Read More »

Struggling Werder Bremen part company with coach Alexander Nouri

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The decision to sack Nouri, who had been in charge just over 13 months, was announced on Monday morning. Following Sunday's 3-0 home defeat to Augsburg, the club have five points, and now sit in the relegation zone only ahead of Cologne. He brings everything a successful coach needs. The dismissal came after Sunday's 0-3 home defeat against Augsburg that left Werder in the 17th position in the Bundesliga table, with five points after 10 games in which it suffered five defeats and five ... Read More »

Detroit Lions stock watch: Darius Slay up, Nevin Lawson down in defeat

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Lions safety Glover Quin said the Steelers hit them on a ideal play for the coverage the defense was playing, and they weren't expecting it. In the second half of the Steelers' matchup with the Detroit Lions , Smith-Schuster ran through the defense and hauled in a deep ball from Ben Roethlisberger before racing the rest of the way for a 97-yard touchdown. Read More »

ESPN releases updated top-5 rankings after Week 9 action

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TCU's September 23 win at Oklahoma State keeps it in the Top 10, barely ahead of the Cowboys and Virginia Tech. The Crimson Tide may change that. However, Kirk says they could end up closer to No. 1 on Tuesday for that reason. Now back to my poll prediction. Notre Dame is validating its playoff candidacy more and more each week. Alabama has just one win over a ranked team which has come apart at the seams in Florida State. Read More »

Teams Inquire About Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson

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According to Schefter's report, the Lions "would be willing to listen" in trade talks and reached out to Johnson after being approached by the pair of other teams but got a "non-committal" response from the former wide receiver about his interest in playing for another team. Read More »

In Football Manager 2018, players can come out as gay

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The aim is not to out or question the sexuality of real players, but instead put forward the possibility that, in the future, footballing culture will transition to a point where players feel comfortable being open about their sexuality. "I find it weird that it's still a problem in football so we made a decision to try and show people that coming out isn't a big deal and can be a positive thing", Jacobson explained. Read More »

Zach Miller goes to hospital with dislocated knee

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But when something like Bears tight end Zach Miller's mangled leg occurs simultaneously with a incomprehensibly overturned call, we get the worst of possible worlds in that case - something we don't want to see over and over again, but have to. Read More »

Man City boss Guardiola: Goalscorer Sane has special talent

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City travel to Naples after goals from Leroy Sane , Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling handed them a 3-2 win away to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. But with cover at centre-back amounting to youngster Tosin Adarabioyo and the accident-prone Eliaquim Mangala, Guardiola remains convinced of Kompany's importance to the league leaders' cause. Read More »

Bayern Munich will face different Celtic - Leigh Griffiths

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Celtic are third in Group B but have now equalled their own 100-year-old record of 62 domestic games unbeaten. Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rumenigge said that Lewandowski could have featured if they needed him to, with his thigh problem not all that serious. Read More »