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MSU president resigns amidst Larry Nassar abuse scandal

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Despite the mounting pressure on the school's leadership, MSU's board of trustees voted last week to stand behind Simon, citing her integrity and - among other things - her ability to fundraise. They made riveting statements while confronting Nassar in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom. They ignored complaints of his misconduct going back to 1997. Read More »

Roar speak out on Jerseygate, ACL loss

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The loss came amid farcical scenes, with three Roar players' shirt numbers peeling off midway through the second half in a awful look for the club and Australian football on the Asian continent. "It just shows how much it means to us and how much it means to them to have that thing go on right there in the Asian premier competition". "I knew we can beat Brisbane since the day we became champions (in Phl)". Read More »

Real Madrid Dumped Out Of Copa del Rey By Leganés

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Zinedine Zidane's outfit are now 19 points off the top of the La Liga and eliminated for the "La Copa". "I don't think it's our biggest achievement, as going from the Segunda B to Segunda was more important", he said. However, the visitors were not daunted and nine minutes later took the lead in the tie on away goals when Gabriel slammed a header home following a corner. Read More »

Leeds announce latest club update that fans are bound to get behind

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However, thousands of fans signed a petition calling for it to be scrapped and the club have responded by extending the initial consultation process, which was said to have taken six months and included feedback from 10,000 people. "Because the direction is so distinctive and breaks with a lot of conventions, that consultation process hasn't gone deep enough". Australian fan Steven Barrett was so appalled by his club's new emblem that he started an online petition against it. Read More »

Frazier, Black lead Illinois over Indiana, 73-71

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On the season, IL basketball averages 77.4 points, 35.9 rebounds and 14.0 assists per game. With a home game against No. 3 Purdue approaching on Sunday, free points won't come easy. Although Frazier missed two free throws with eight seconds remaining and the game on the line, the Illini hung on - in large measure because of Frazier's 19 points - for a 73-71 victory against in for their first Big Ten win of the season. Read More »

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Five things we learned

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Arsenal began life after Alexis Sanchez with a comeback victory over London rivals Chelsea to reach their first League Cup final in seven years. We rectified that at half-time and in the second half we won the ball higher up, we could then get our midfield, who is technically very talent into the game and then we controlled the game. Read More »

Keys wins, reaches 4th round at Australian Open

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Federer is pretty much everyone's favourite to retain his title from a year ago and thereby secure his 19th overall Slam. Swiss 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer disposed of Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), avoiding the worse of the furnace-like conditions in his night match. Read More »

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 1 - HALF

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Wenger's big problem, though, is that his Arsenal team must overcome Guardiola's fearsome Man City side if they are to end the club's 25-year wait for glory in that competition. "When you play against Arsenal , you must be prepared to suffer without the ball", he said. "He is one of our silent leaders that I like, the type of player that comes in, they don't talk too much, they play well and go back home". Read More »

Former Gymnastics Doctor Found Guilty for Sexual Assault

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Judge Rosemarie Aquilina quoted the letter with disdain and tossed it aside when she was finished. You're a danger, you remain a danger. She hinted strongly at this in the days before the sentencing, when the judge invited Nassar's victims to address the court and their abuser. Read More »

Field, football preparations underway ahead of Super Bowl LII

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A city filled with canine masks and Crisco-greased poles has fully embraced its underdog status. "It's a very disruptive group, hard to run against, hard to throw against, and they're well-coached, very instinctive in their screens and plays like that that you think will take the edge of the pass rush, don't look as good as you think - when you run them they don't look as good as you think they will", Belichick said . Read More »

Van Marwijk named head coach of Australia for World Cup

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Van Marwijk led Netherlands to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final™ in South Africa where they were defeated by Spain in extra time. "These experiences make him a compelling choice". The former midfielder has one worldwide cap to his name as well. "Since the last time I had contact with them I haven't had contact with them anymore", he said. Read More »

Kevin Love gets hit in face, gets no help from Jae Crowder

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After last night's loss in San Antonio , the Cavs have now dropped 11 of their last 15 games. Smith is now averaging a career-low 7.4 points per game and is shooting just under 34 percent on 3-pointers, three percentage points lower than his career average. Read More »

Judge Aquilina to Nassar: 'I just signed your death warrant'

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In December 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation also seized over 37,000 images and videos of child pornography from his home. It appeared to be the final degradation of thousands as a letter written by Dr Lawrence Nassar to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina was read out in court in Lansing, Michigan , just before he was sentenced on Wednesday for multiple sex crimes. Read More »

Federer reaches Australian Open semifinals, will face Chung

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The champion at Melbourne two years, seeded 21, ruthlessly brushed aside last year's US Open finalist 6-1, 6-2 - breaking her much-vaunted serve at will in 51 one-sided minutes on Rod Laver Arena . I think in the first set I played really passive, and because of that I feel like I wasn't moving as well, wasn't accelerating. "It was a different match completely", she said. Read More »

Bruins will be without McAvoy against Devils

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The Bruins meanwhile have been lighting up the National Hockey League over the last couple of months and are looking like a very unsafe group heading into the second half of the NHL's regular season schedule as they have won 21 of their last 28 games and pose a threat to the Lightning for top spot in the Atlantic division. Read More »

Chung in dreamland after downing Djokovic

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Chung is a rising sports star in South Korea , a country that has never had as successful a tennis player as him on the worldwide stage before. In the semi-finals, Chung will face either defending champion Roger Federer or Czech Tomas Berdych , who square off later on Wednesday. Read More »

Packers announce finalized coaching staff for 2018 season

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The Packers have brought back their former offensive coordinator, Joe Philbin, to resume his duties in that role after a six-year absence from Green Bay. The Packers hired Maurice Drayton to fill Simmons' spot as assistant special teams coach. The wild card is Darren Perry, who is not listed on staff, but still in the building. Read More »

Patriots confirm Gronkowski concussion; TE not cleared to practice

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Gronkowski and defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. were both listed as " did not participate " on Wednesday due to concussions, according to the team's official injury report. "We're going to try to keep them from scoring", he said in response to one reporter's question about strategy. "We'll make sure you're first on the list too, Stacey", the coach quipped, ostensibly referring to Patriots vice president of media relations Stacey James. Read More »

Peter Hartley signs for Motherwell on permanent deal

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United replied with a GIF of Sanchez winking at the camera. Motherwell have trolled Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez with a Twitter video marking Peter Hartley's permanent move to the club. It seems that nowadays football clubs can't properly make a new signing official unless they produce an elaborate reveal video to share on their various social media accounts for retweets, shares and, most importantly, LOLZ . Read More »

Klay Thompson to participate in 3-point shooting contest during All-Star weekend

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Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were elected as reserves this week by National Basketball Association coaches, joining starters Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant after they were named last week. "I want to be an All Star, one of the top guys in the league". Thompson also plans to participate in the NBA's 3-point shooting contest on February 17 after winning the competition against Curry in 2016 and falling one point shy of reaching the final round in 2017. Read More »

Kevin Durant claims he was targeted by official prior to ejection

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He was searching for me. So, look at my first tech. Apparently, after reviewing the game, the fouls, and the plays, KD made a decision to issue a sort-of apology to Williams, admitting he may have misread the situation. "I was being a diva". I've got to just own up to it. Durant finished with a career-best 14 assists, but was ejected with 2 minutes, 50 seconds left in the game . Read More »

Up to 175 years in jail for disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor

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The former team doctor apologized to his victims, saying, " I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days ". Numerous females who spoke in court cried as they read their statements. USA Gymnastics counted Nassar as part of its medical staff or as national team doctor through four Olympic cycles. "At least, that's what I thought", said Larson, who said Nassar began abusing her when she was 14 and continued until she stopped doing elite gymnastics. Read More »

Woakes wants to rain on Australian party on the way to whitewash

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Glenn Maxwell says the simple answer to Australia's ODI woes is to be more aggressive with the bat. England have already secured the series 3-0 with two games left to play. It is a huge motivation. "It's more of a mindset thing because you're constantly trying to hit the ball in one-day cricket whereas in Test cricket you're more wary". Read More »

Clincial Federer into 43rd Slam semi

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After the first-set dramas it was routine with Federer breaking decisively for 5-3 with an easy backhand victor after Berdych's half volley sat up begging. It's all good. I'm very happy I got out of that first set, it ended up being the key to the match. "Seeing what has happened to so many other top seeds here in the draw, I was a bit wary going into tonight". Read More »

Watch Gordon Hayward Get Shots Up At Staples Center Before Celtics-Clippers

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Horford was examined Tuesday evening by Lakers team doctors and was diagnosed as negative for a concussion, but the Celtics are proceeding with an abundance of caution. I'd say that the traveling (on a regular basis) looks like it could be early March as he can maybe do all of his rehab without an AlterG machine (weight supported treadmill) and those types of things. Read More »

Timberwolves Towns, Butler Named NBA All-Stars

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The Minnesota Timberwolves , with Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler, and the Washington Wizards, with John Wall and Bradley Beal , also had two players each picked as reserves. Also chosen were Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Kevin Love , New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis , Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Boston Celtics center Al Horford and Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo . Read More »

Australian Open: South Korea's Hyeon Chung advances to semis

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Sandgren had a few choice things to say about LGBT people in his tweets as well, including , "Stumbled into a gay club last night... my eyes are still bleeding #nooneshouldseethat". She didn't win a title between the 2016 U.S. Open and the Sydney International earlier this month. "I definitely think I have taken a lot of steps in the right direction and feel good about my game and feel like I'm thinking a lot clearer out there". Read More »

Nate Diaz opens door to UFC return with bold declaration

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Diaz (19-11) posted a series of fight images to social media on Tuesday, including one of an infamous press conference he walked out of prior to his second fight against in August 2016. "The Nate Diaz fight isn't going anywhere". TMZ added that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley wants the fight with Diaz and White gave his thoughts on the matchup that was once in negotiations for UFC 219 . Read More »

Paul George not disappointed with All-Star snub, has 'bigger goals and dreams'

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I'm on board with the Brad Stevens logic - there are only three National Basketball Association positions now, ball handler, wing, big - but even if you adhere to that, Paul George isn't Top 2 at his position. I wasn't an All-Star apparently. The NBA's Western Conference is absolutely loaded with talent this season. In the history of the Thunder organization, the 148-point total was the greatest in a game that did not require an overtime period. Read More »

Super Bowl LII is set with Patriots, Eagles

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The first Steelers Superbowl win came in 1975 against the Minnesota Vikings . For Sacksonville fans, they will have to live with the idea of knowing that their Jaguars nearly earned their shot at the Super Bowl . 2015 Highlights/Results: In the most recent meeting, Philadelphia defeated New England on the road at Gillette Stadium, 35-28, in 2015. Now Brady was certainly among the NFL's best quarterbacks in the team's most recent Super Bowl wins after the 2014 and 2016 ... Read More »