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National Football League rolls out social justice initiative

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The initial $3 million comes from a grant approved this week by the NFL Foundation, the league said in a memo sent by chief operating officer Tod Leiweke that was obtained by USA TODAY Sports. As for how the league is funding the seven-year program , San Fransisco 49ers safety Eric Reid , a frequent protester, said the NFL is doing so by pulling funds away from military charities and breast cancer awareness causes. Read More »

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors: Cardinals to Meet with Star's Reps in LA

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The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest team to meet with representatives for Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton as trade rumors swirl around the 2017 National League MVP. Still, even with money really no object to the Dodgers, it's hard to envision a scenario where they end up adding a contract like Stanton's to their already hefty payroll without the situation changing in the team's favor. Read More »

TCU coach doesn't believe Oklahoma pregame throw an accident

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Responding to questions last week after a video surfaced showing Mayfield hitting a TCU player with a pass during warmups on November 11, Riley said TCU ran right through the middle of Oklahoma warmups and added, "When you do that, things like that can happen". Read More »

Boardriders splashes out with bid for Billabong

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Oaktree helped it to become a private company after it declared bankruptcy in 2015. The offer is about 28% higher than Billabong's last closing price and the Australia-based apparel company's board has given Boardriders due diligence access to its books. Read More »

Newcastle could rescue Shaw if United lower his price

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Manchester United are finally prepared to offload Luke Shaw for a £11.5million loss in the winter transfer window. Shaw has been unable to force his way into the United side this term, and has racked up just 47 minutes' worth of Premier League football despite becoming one of the fittest players at the club. Read More »

Manuel Neuer glad as Germany draw familiar foes at World Cup

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And while not many South Korea footballers be household names in the UK, South Korea did make the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup, and will be looking to advance as well. But this is a wildly different worldwide landscape than the one they faced in Brazil nearly four years ago. Yes, that was a U23 match and those rarely translate to senior level, but a lot of the same players (on both sides) will be present in Russian Federation. Read More »

Jose Mourinho reveals how Manchester United will approach Arsenal clash

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McEnroe, ' and Borg's coach was telling him that all the time, one point at a time, think about just one point and I tell my players just think about the game". "I think in the beginning of football, the guy that chose to say "defenders", "attackers" was bad". Mourinho also confirmed defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are not available for selection after missing their last three league matches due to injury. Read More »

Rockies' Holland, Royals' Moustakas win comeback awards

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Holland, who missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the fall of 2015, helped the Rockies reach the postseason for the first time since 2009. The second overall selection in the 2007 Draft fanned just 94 times on the season, marking the fifth-lowest in the Majors among players with at least 30 homers. Read More »

Anthony Davis Carried to Locker Room After Suffering Groin Injury vs. Jazz

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In a way, it's surprising that Davis has only been ejected once in his career, being that he is a superstar and those types of players are generally harder to officiate. Worringly, Davis was unable to put any weight on his leg, and had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair. Davis was poised to have a big game, having scored 17 and grabbing five rebounds at that point in the game. Read More »

Cardinals trade Aledmys Diaz for minor-league outfielder

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Woodman, Toronto's second pick in the 2016 draft out of Ole Miss. Diaz was an All-Star as a breakout rookie in 2016 but slumped throughout last season, batting.259 with seven homers in 79 games. Following the Diaz trade, the Cardinals' roster now stands at 38 players. Woodman was in his second professional season past year after having been a second-round pick by Toronto in 2016 out of the University of Mississippi. Read More »

McAdoo: No regrets about Manning benching

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Manning's 210 consecutive regular-season start streak will officially come to an end on Sunday. Throughout the process, Manning has handled it with professionalism while still airing that he didn't agree with the decision to bench him in favor of backup Geno Smith . Read More »

Antonio Conte charged by FA following dismissal against Swansea

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As you know very well, these are speculations in this period. Newcastle played on Tuesday, we played on Wednesday and now we play on Saturday at 12.30. The Toon travel to west London to face one of Benitez's many former sides at Stamford Bridge, with the odds stacked firmly in Antonio Conte's favour as he looks to earn three points. Read More »

On the beat: Watch out if Alabama gets second chance

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Now, the Seminoles have finished the season unranked, the decision to play them does not look good. If either Wisconsin or Oklahoma loses then Alabama might the favorite to be selected. Georgia is sixth and has a chance to crack the top four if the Bulldogs can beat Auburn in Saturday's SEC championship game. Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn stressed Saturday that he meant no disrespect to Clemson, but that his Auburn team differs greatly from that Auburn team of early September. Read More »

Yankees reportedly down to two finalists for manager job

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Looking back on Joe Girardi's baseball career, from his rookie year in 1989 to managing the Yankees through 2017. Beltran was the last to interview, as he met with Yankees officials on Wednesday. "We've had that with our previous two managers". Finding a new manager would actually seem to be less daunting. Cashman revealed on Friday that he consulted with Alex Rodriguez on several occasions during the team's managerial search, asking the former slugger for his opinions on a variety of ... Read More »

Who should Alabama, Ohio State root for in the Big 12 Championship?

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However, after the deterioration of SEC competition, it has become more hard for the selection committee to qualify the wins that Alabama boasts on their schedule. The Buckeyes have two wins over top-16 squads (Penn State and Michigan State) and could pick up another over Wisconsin. At this point in the 2016 season, six teams had an S&P+ rating of plus-22.3 or higher (meaning they were measured as 22.3 points or better than the average FBS team), including all four eventual Playoff ... Read More »

Guardiola explains incident with Nathan Redmond

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The FA will then decide whether Guardiola, who also encroached onto the pitch to celebrate when Raheem Sterling scored City's 95th-minute victor, should face a disrepute charge following his conduct. We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box. "His team can do both things and I expect that they attack". We get it. Read More »

Barcelona could move for Willian if Coutinho deal falls through

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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insists he is not interested in discussing rumours of a potential deal to sign Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in January, Four Four Two report. The widely-expected departure of Arda Turan could pave the way to sign Coutinho with the Turkey global now earning €8.5m-a-year despite not having played a single game in the opening part of the season. Read More »

The World Cup Draw Has Been Completed

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Iceland will play against Nigeria on the 22nd of June in Volgograd. At the World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation next summer, Croatia will face Argentina , Iceland, Nigeria and in Group D! Nigeria and Argentina have played several intentional games, both friendly and competitive at the senior level. Read More »

Pac 12 Title Game Betting Odds USC Trojans vs Stanford Cardinal

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Stanford has won eight of nine following 1-2 start. An up-and-down season for Stanford culminated in a 9-3 record and fourth Pac-12 North title in six years. The Trojans have a significant advantage at quarterback, with redshirt sophomore Sam Darnold throwing for 3,462 yards and 24 TDs (along with 12 interceptions and 6 lost fumbles). Read More »

Ole Miss will recieve final NCAA Committee on Infractions ruling Friday

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Ole Miss could will find out on Friday whether the NCAA's Committee on Infractions holds the program culpable on its 21 alleged infractions, according to a report from the Clarion Ledger . Freeze resigned before the 2017 season when it was revealed he had made calls to an escort service. In some instances, Mars wrote, third parties bought the burners and then gave them to coaches. Read More »

Conte Issues David Luiz Injury Update

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Chelsea will be desperate to secure another win and keep the pressure on the top two when they take on Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Merino returned to Rafa Benitez's starting XI in Tuesday night's 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion after recovering from a back problem. Read More »

Klopp not playing the Salah, Suarez comparison game

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Brighton and Hove Albion will assess their requirements ahead of a crucial January transfer window as they aim to have the best possible team for the second half of the Premier League campaign, manager Chris Hughton has said. Brighton bought in several key players in the pre-season window, including midfielders Davy Propper, Pascal Gross and winger Jose Izquierdo, that have been instrumental to the club's rise to 10th in the league after 14 games. Read More »

Lebanese PM decries Hezbollah's involvement in region's wars

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Hariri said Cabinet would return to work immediately if a resolution is found. Hariri said his resignation was meant to let the world know that Lebanon can not tolerate the militant Hezbollah group's meddling in the affairs of Gulf countries — a reference to Yemen, where the kingdom is fighting Shiite rebels. Read More »

Chandimal takes a dig at India's claims of preparations for SA tour

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And even for the youngsters, they all have to take the responsibility when they are out there in the middle. "We haven't decided on anything yet but most probably we are going to do a few changes". As a team, we have something up in our sleeve. "They have a good opportunity to play", Chandimal said. "We have never won a Test match here". Mithali Raj, India women's cricket captain, who led the team to the final of the 2017 World Cup, thanked Virat Kohli , her counterpart in the Indian ... Read More »

Liverpool: Emre Can leaves door open for Juventus move

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The likes of Manchester City and Juventus are reportedly monitoring him. Asked by the Liverpool Echo whether he would still be a Liverpool player next season, Can said: "Why do you ask me this?" He added: 'It is not about money, that's all I can say . Read More »

Manushi Chhillar has always been ambitious

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In the video, the former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen wishes now Miss World her best after exchanging pleasantaries with each other. The first Miss World crown was won for India by Reita Faria in 1943, followed which Aishwarya Rai (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999) and Priyanka Chopra (2000). Read More »

Badgers head coach Chryst named Big Ten coach of the year

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If Wisconsin wins, the Badgers are in the College Football Playoff. Wisconsin faces Ohio State in Indianapolis on Saturday at 7 p.m. (FOX). A staggering 12 Wisconsin defensive players earned All-Big Ten honors Tuesday, including every member of the Badgers' starting lineup against Minnesota last week. Read More »

Marc Leishman shares 2nd-round lead at Australian Masters

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Greg Chalmers carded a 66 to lie third on 10-under, with Cameron Smith (67), Jordan Zunic (69) and Rhein Gibson (67) completing an all-Australian top six on nine-under. "If you make a few mistakes, you feel like you can make some birdies". He said it was important to have a solid second round to build on his efforts on the opening day. Read More »

Smith laughter will motivate England - Root

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As Bancroft revealed the details behind the headbutt incident with Bairstow in a humorous manner, Smith sat alongside the Australia batsman and struggled to keep his giggles under control in front of the media. They are quiet when they are not on top which was the case for the first three days of the Brisbane Test and then on day four they came alive. Joe Root says that Steve Smith's light-hearted reaction during the post-match news conference after the first Test will spur England ... Read More »

Arsenal and Man Utd in title race showdown

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In his absence, Wenger has two options. The bad blood runs deep between Mourinho and Wenger, with the latter yet to forgive the Portuguese for labelling him a "specialist in failure" in 2014 when he coached Chelsea. The Gunners are now four points behind second-placed United in the league but they have won their last three league matches without conceding a goal, including a 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield Town on Wednesday. Read More »

Giants willing to take on all of Giancarlo Stanton's contract

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Louis Cardinals , one American League team might be his ultimate landing spot. Stanton has repeatedly said that he would like to be on a contending team, and the Giants are far from it. The Miami Herald reported earlier this week that the Marlins would be willing to keep Stanton - who indicated that he does not want to be part of a rebuild - and trade other Marlins stars in an effort to reduce payroll. Read More »

Saquon Barkley makes history at the Big Ten football awards

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Barkley made first team in both media and coach voting. Barkley, the running back from Whitehall High, was named the Big Ten's top offensive player for the second consecutive year. Wisconsin's Troy Fumagalli finished ahead of him in the coaches vote. Barrett was the quarterback of the Big Ten East champs, throwing for 2,728 yards to go with 33 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions. Read More »

TD Bank posts quarterly earnings below market forecasts

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Public Sector Pension investment Board now owns 3,658,692 shares of the bank's stock valued at $184,104,000 after purchasing an additional 3,881,100 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank had a return on equity of 14.71% and a net margin of 22.85%. The business had revenue of $9.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.05 billion. Read More »