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Matt Patricia reportedly expected to be named Lions head coach

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The question remains, though: is he head coach material? Shurmur's National Football League coaching career began with a 10-year run (1999-2008) in Philadelphia. "They were a little bit apprehensive". Not one but both Patriots coordinators could be gone within the next month as information hints each has a job waiting for them whenever the season does end. Read More »

North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

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The North's orchestra, called the Samjiyon Band, is the country's main art troupe along with the Moranbong Band, women who regularly stage musical performances and plays calling for loyalty to the leader, Kim Jong Un. An appearance at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics would be the squad's first in 13 years. A Japanese government source said the world needed to "force North Korea to change its policy by maximizing pressure through all available means, including through full implementation of U.N. Read More »

Donald Trump defends self, says: 'I am not a racist'

Two other senators from the Republican Party called the reports a "gross misrepresentation". "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military". DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which has given legal status to Dreamers and protected them from deportation. Read More »

ICC rule no change to ODI status for World Cup Qualifiers

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Scotland, who won the qualifying tournament in 2014, are in Pool B with Afghanistan , Zimbabwe , Hong Kong and the runners-up from WCL Division Two. With the kind of performance Men in Blue have displayed so far, they shall easily beat the rival team in the upcoming match. The last time the two sides met in an ODI during the 2015 World Cup in New Zealand, Ireland stunned the Windies by four wickets after remarkably chasing down 305. Read More »

Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer begins title defence in style

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At this year's Australian Open the prizemoney pool stands at $55 million - which tournament director Craig Tiley says represents a 10 per cent increase from last year. Verdasco kicked off the game and quickly gained the advantage in the first set against Bautista, who then wasted his serve and failed to win the second set although he initially had 5-4 in his favour. Read More »

Cavaliers-Warriors Recap: Cleveland Plays Better….But Still Not Good Enough

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Over the past three seasons, the National Basketball Association title has been all about the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers , but this year, the Houston Rockets are attempting to move themselves into the mix. If the first three months of this season are any indication, however, doing it again won't be the cakewalk Cleveland is used to. For the Cavaliers , point guard Derrick Rose is out indefinitely as he recovers from a sprained ankle and a bone spur. Read More »

The Minnesota Vikings give their fans a win they deserve

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I absolutely channeled the energy of their excitement and shared it not only on the radio but with some fist pumps and fun", Allen said . "We were in desperation mode". Running back Latavius Murray led all rushers for either team with 50 yards and added 17 receiving yards. On such plays, Keenum was 22-of-29 for 276 yards, the score and a passer rating of 116.5, which was the highest of any QB in the Divisional round. Read More »

Guardiola hopeful Manchester City striker Jesus could return against Basel

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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola was full of congratulations post-match for thwarters Liverpool , as Jürgen Klopp's men brought City's unbeaten Premier League record to an end with their 4-3 victory . Liverpool , however, took charge after intermission, with Brazilian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino scoring their second goal in the 59th minute. Read More »

Inspection reports show violations at Mar-a-Lago

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The two main kitchens at Mar-a-Lago were cited for 15 food violations during a state inspection on November 8, while the property's on-site bed and breakfast was cited for two "high-priority lodging violations", the Miami Herald reported. Read More »

Centurion Test: South Africa 230/7 at tea, lead India by 258 runs

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Positive batting from AB de Villiers in the first hour took him to 80 before a rising delivery from Shami forced an edge to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Du Plessis and Philander too happy to play the waiting game as they did not go many scoring shots. The first one came from Shami, the second one from Ishant Sharma and the third one from Bumrah. Read More »

Around the NFL: Wild weekend sets up unpredictable championship games

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The New England Patriots quarterback kept the brash talk to a minimum on Tuesday, one day after Ramsey was "predicting" a Super Bowl win for the Jaguars . "Their running backs are the strength of their offense", Harmon said. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia also has a different blend of players to juggle, too, with no Dont'a Hightower since November. Read More »

Federer impressive in first round win

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Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2). You're 36 years old, you seem ageless. Most Americans are asleep while the Australian Open is going on. "I was a bit scared", he said. Indeed, it didn't, with Federer's looking typically assured throughout as he began his chase to match Djokovic and Roy Emerson's record haul of six Australian Open titles. Read More »

La Liga Recap: Villarreal upset Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

But Diario Gol claim Real are prepared to let Ronaldo leave in order to plan for the future. "We have to focus on qualifying for the Champions League next season;we have to think about our current position". Madrid have now failed to win half of their 18 league games this season and the crowd weren't slot in showing Zidane what they thought of his decision making when Isco and Gareth Bale were subbed even before the victor. Read More »

Africa reach 90-2 on Day 3

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South Africa´s second innings got off to a poor start as Bumrah reduced them to three for two. Proteas now have a 118-run lead against the Virat Kohli-led side after wrapping up the visitors on 307 runs in reply to their first innings score of 335 runs. Read More »

Vikings dump Saints on last-play shocker, Jaguars advance

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Rudolph continued, listing off the bad breaks for the Vikings like losing quarterback Sam Bradford after he was NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 1 against New Orleans and impressive rookie running back Dalvin Cook suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 4 as Minnesota fell to 2-2. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez transfer hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan deal

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Stoke's incoming manager Paul Lambert watched from the Old Trafford stands as Man United reduced the gap on runaway league leaders Manchester City to 12 points, thanks to Liverpool's 4-3 win over City a day earlier. "Sanchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way round", Raiola is reported as saying. "This season he started very well but has come a little bit down". Read More »

Saints' Payton on using 'Skol' clap: 'Good playoff fun'

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But Payton is facing the crowd, has his headset off as if his day is done and is clearly doing something that resembles the SKOL clap. Of course, the Vikings rallied when quarterback Case Keenum threw 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs to win the game 29-23. Read More »

Nadal cruises as Venus leads seeds out of Open

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The top ranked and top seeded Nadal wrapped up the win in 94 minutes to send a warning to the rest of the men's singles field, reports Efe news agency. Grigor Dimitrov , ATP Finals champion, will hope to improve on his run to the semi-final past year and began well with a convincing 6-3 6-2 6-1 victory over qualifier Denis Novak while Marin Cilic was made to work hard for a 6-2 6-2 4-6 7-6 (5) success over Canadian Vasek Pospisil. Read More »

Maria Sharapova makes winning return in Australian Open

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The Russian star, banned from tennis for 15 months after testing positive for a banned substance on her last visit to Melbourne in 2016, beat Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 to cruise into the second round. Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe were eliminated on Day 1, when US women went 1-9. Top-seeded Simona Halep overcame an injured left ankle to beat Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 7-6 (5), 6-1. Read More »

Djokovic hits back at Australian Open boycott suggestions

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Against all expectations as he returned from injury, Federer blitzed the field to win at Melbourne Park past year, crowned champion again after an epic final against Nadal. Anderson, the U.S. Open runner-up previous year, said the Council's focus was on helping lower-ranked players make a better living. But he switched his attention back to playing tennis this morning as he made his long-awaited comeback from injury. Read More »

Chelsea make contact with West Ham to sign Andy Carroll

The Toffees have scored once from four shots on target in their last five league games, picking up two points and, if they do not rediscover the vigour they showed after his arrival then a return to the relegation battle can not be discounted. Read More »

Maria Sharapova makes winning return at Australian Open

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Tiley said Sharapova was the only former champion available to conduct the women's draw. Channel 7 has been widely condemned for avoiding talking about tennis star Maria Sharapova's doping ban in a "shameful" interview. "I've got shivers", Sharapova said of playing again at Melbourne Park. "Even though they say they're raising the money all the time - they are - but they're earning much more than they did [in the] last [few] years and that's a bit of a problem, I think". Read More »

Bryce Love returning to Stanford for senior season

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Monday was the deadline for underclassmen to decide if they would return to school or make themselves eligible for the National Football League draft. He is on pace to break the Stanford school record of 4,300 set by Stepfan Taylor in 2009-12. Love was considered by many as the second-best running back eligible for the NFL Draft in April behind Penn State's Saquon Barkley. Read More »

Chelsea's Squad Depth Exposed As Antonio Conte Says Players Are Tired

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I saw a lot of players very exhausted. The Canaries visit Stamford Bridge in an FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday, while the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Arsenal is also on the horizon. "But we knew we were playing against a good opponent, maybe the worst opponent we could have played in this moment. I am a coach and I give my opinion to the club and the club then see and make the best decision to the team". Read More »

Conte 'doesn't think' Chelsea has pursued Sanchez

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Asked if contract negotiations with De Gea were under way, Mourinho said, "I don't know". The Times reported that Raiola has visited Arsenal's training ground to discuss a deal for Mkhitaryan in the January window, although no decision has yet been made. Read More »

What Patriots' Bill Belichick, coaching staff have to say about Jaguars

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But while Kellerman noted the Jaguars have a stout defense, as did co-host Stephen A. Smith , his main reason for kind of picking Jacksonville to pull the upset was quarterback Blake Bortles. "That was it. Our team never wavered, defense did an fantastic job, special teams-that's just been the story this year is that we just all stuck together". Read More »

Anthony Joshua HITS OUT at Joseph Parker camp over fake news

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Should Joshua and Wilder win, that highly anticipated showdown would leave the victor standing as the first unified heavyweight champion since Lewis in 1999. It'll be interesting, because, you know, [Tyson] Fury will probably try and do a little tag team and do a few rounds for him, because he's just got that in his locker! In terms of what's been said, I take it with a pinch of salt and roll with the punches'. Read More »

Australian Open: I should not be favourite - Federer

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The Spanish world number one was hampered by a knee injury at the tail-end of the 2017 season, and he entered the opening Grand Slam of the year without playing a warm-up event. Federer is coming off an extraordinary 2017, when he won a fifth Australian Open title and a record eighth at Wimbledon , and the way things are shaping there could be yet more glory with his main threats scrambling to be ready. Read More »

Curtis Granderson signs one-year deal with Blue Jays

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Curtis Granderson will have a 15th Major League Baseball season. Granderson, 36, began last season with the New York Mets before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers . The Illinois native had a slash line of.239/.341/.444 with 95 home runs and 247 RBIs over three-plus seasons with the Mets. The signing of Granderson is another reminder that the team has moved on from Jose Bautista . Read More »