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Wenger: Alexis wasn't forced to play

Wenger: Alexis wasn't forced to play

In Shkodran Mustafi Wenger has found a reliable and accomplished partner for Laurent Koscielny, while Petr Cech will always produce saves that will win Arsenal important vital points throughout the season. It goes to show what a couple of good matches can do for your reputation. I have never forced anyone to play in my life. They made Arsenal look pretty average at times. Read More

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Klopp: Not bad against 'difficult' Saints

While Adam Lallana missed out on a return to his former club with an injury suffered while on global duty, Liverpool started with Sadio Mane, Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in attack. "If we would have played like we did today against United, it's not that we would have won but we would have had more chances in the game". The clean sheet was a welcome bonus for Liverpool though, who have shipped more goals than the rest of their title rivals. Read More

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PV Sindhu advances to quarters in Hong Kong Super Series

PV Sindhu advances to quarters in Hong Kong Super Series

She fought really hard to advance to the next level and to win over Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk today. In the second round, she will face Japanese Sayaka Sato, who moved past Chinese Taipei's Chiang Mei Hui. Saina Nehwal, the London Olympics Bronze Medallist initially lost to Porntip at the opening round at the China Open and then later made a fierce comeback aong with a 3 months lay off due to her grievous injury because of which she could not continue her Rio Olympics 2016 campaign. Read More

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Officiating error acknowledged at end of Michigan State game

Officiating error acknowledged at end of Michigan State game

Then they tried the infamous Christian Laettner play by heaving a pass nearly the length of the court to the free throw line, where it was caught by Antravious Simmons, who attempted a turnaround jumper. 9-17 (Harris 6-6, Bridges 2-5, Ellis 1-1, Ahrens 0-1, Winston 0-2, McQuaid 0-2). The Eagles had one last chance with 2 seconds left. Duke held Rams star E.C. Read More

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The 'Raiders Stadium Deal' That Isn't a Stadium Deal at All

The 'Raiders Stadium Deal' That Isn't a Stadium Deal at All

Mayor Schaaf's office announced that it had reached a framework agreement on Tuesday with a group of Raiders representatives led by former Los Angeles Raiders player Ronnie Lott. Longtime fan, Ray Perez, who goes by Dr. Death at the Raiders' games, had a more upbeat take on the news, which he called a "very big deal". "Mark Davis would no longer be negotiating with Oakland anymore", he said. Read More

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Jimmy Butler's 40 Points Boost Bulls Past Lakers, 118-110

Jimmy Butler's 40 Points Boost Bulls Past Lakers, 118-110

That included D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young collecting two early fouls, including Russell protesting a call. Of the four quarter during the game the Lakers give up an nearly equal amount of points in each one. Carmelo Anthony dropped 31 points on the Hawks last night at Madison Square Garden to take the Knicks to within touching distance of becoming a.500 team. Read More

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Butler Leads Bulls Past Lakers, NBA Scores

Tonight I felt like I let my guys down all around. Also Westbrook had another one of those "par for the course" 31 point, 11 rebound, 15 assist outings. Westbrook had 35 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds in Sunday's 115-111 loss to the Indiana Pacers and sharply rebuked his own quality of play afterward. Read More

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Defender keen to learn from Costa tussle

FW Pedro, 7 - A brilliant save from former Barcelona teammate Valdes denied Pedro a first half goal and the woodwork prevented a second half strike from rippling the net, with Boro's keeper static this time. DF Gary Cahill, 8 - A composed captain's shift from Cahill who is once more the model of assured confidence that typified his performances when Chelsea won the title in 2015. Read More

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WADA to Russia: Accept doping blame, stop being obstructive

WADA to Russia: Accept doping blame, stop being obstructive

The International Olympic Committee decided against an overall ban on Russian Federation at the Games although Russian Federation was completely banned from the later Paralympic Games. To that extent, that's the scale of the issue we have to deal with. AFP that WADA officials in Glasgow would aim to agree on a "timetable" for implementing the International Olympic Committee reform, including specifics on how to move forward. Read More

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: Game Analysis

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: Game Analysis

Rookie quarterback Cody Kessler , making his eighth start, suffered a concussion at the end of the third quarter when he was pulled to the ground by Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier and hit by linebacker Lawrence Timmons. "We're going to correct it, and I think we have corrected it", Butler said of the run-defense issues. "I'm glad he's on my side". FRONT FORCE: The Steelers got back to basics - running the ball, stopping the run - to end a four-game losing streak. Read More

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Manchester City Ready Mega Offer For Lionel Messi

Manchester City Ready Mega Offer For Lionel Messi

The stalemate was not for want of trying, however. Llorente was sent off for a late tackle on Neymar in the 68th minute while Carlos was dismissed for dissent in injury time. "I expect a withdrawn Malaga and one that will pursue the counterattack", the coach said at a press conference. Barcelona Manager Luis Enrique remained rather upbeat despite his players dropping two points against Malaga in a lacklustre draw . Read More

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Gerrard set to reject MK Dons job offer

Gerrard set to reject MK Dons job offer

Inter Milan are hoping to sign the 36-year-old until the end of the season, while Liverpool are believed to have held talks with their former captain about joining Alex Inglethorpe's academy setup. "The situation needs to be sorted out, but I have said from day one that it's not about how much time it takes". "We were talking about tactics and they were really keen". Read More

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Packers claim RB Christine Michael one day after release from Seahawks

Packers claim RB Christine Michael one day after release from Seahawks

The Packers have gotten nearly no production at running back this season, due largely to injuries. At this point, we're still trying to figure out who the former second-round pick from Texas A & M actually is as a running back. On Sunday night National Football League fans get to watch an extremely critical game between the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. Based on last week, James Starks has moved into the No. Read More

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Raval, Nicholls steady ship in chase of Pakistan's 133

Raval, Nicholls steady ship in chase of Pakistan's 133

De Grandhomme took two more wickets in the first session after careless drives from Babar Azam (7) and Younis Khan (2) both ended up being caught in the slip cordon as the tourists reached 88 for 4 at lunch. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who would also have bowled had he won the toss , said he was confident his batsmen "know how to cope with the seam movement". Read More

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Ronaldo hits hat-trick in Madrid derby

Ronaldo hits hat-trick in Madrid derby

For the French, no doubt, is his number 7 who will win the Ballon d'Or 2016: "I never had any doubts about the fact that Cristiano is the best, and tonight (Saturday evening ed) he closes the debate". When asked for his best memory of the derby, Cerezo pointed to the 2013 Copa del Rey final, when Atleti came from a goal down on their rivals' home turf to win 2-1. Read More

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Florida stymies LSU to win SEC East, damage Ed Orgeron's prospects

LSU felt like the Gators were dodging the Tigers and Florida didn't want to give up its home-field advantage. The Gators entered Saturday averaging just 5.49 yards per play and gained just 3.75 yards per play on their 51 other snaps. The Florida Gators were probably better off had they played the LSU Tigers back on October 8 before Hurricane Matthew caused the game to be postponed. Read More

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Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic recovered from losing a tense first set to defeat Dominic Thiem 6-7, 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. Raonic would then serve things out and gets the service victor on match point to seal a 6-3, 6-4 win and meets Djoker in his next match. Four more set points came and went before he took the tie-break 12-10 with a big forehand victor. Read More

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CJ Prosise to be 'treated like the starter' in Week 11

Both Eddie Lacy and James Starks have missed time due to injury, and receiver Ty Montgomery has actually been the best running back to date. The Seahawks ended their return engagement with running back Christine Michael on Tuesday. The 2016 National Football League season has been a bit of a wild one for the Seattle Seahawks. We're looking at (right tackle) just to find a chance for Bradley to play there too, as well as the left side. Read More

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Spartans aiming for another big upset against Ohio State

Spartans aiming for another big upset against Ohio State

When Oklahoma lost to Ohio State in September, suffering its second defeat of the season, it was hard to imagine the Big 12 champion getting into the CFP, and it was especially hard to see how Oklahoma had any chance at all. What will the committee do with the Big Ten? The team could be without stud defensive lineman Malik McDowell , who sat out last week's game with an ankle injury. Read More

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Siddle joins Australia's injury list, ruled out of 2nd Test

Australia have been reluctant not to play an all-rounder since the Trent Bridge debacle previous year, but pressure is growing for selectors to pick a specialist batsman at No.6 due to the side's habit of collapsing. I think it was exactly split down the middle 50-50 in terms of reverse. At a time when Australia's batsmen are mired in a damaging pattern of failures, Joe Burns has returned to the Test fold with confidence derived from breaking out of his own. Read More

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Guardiola makes surprising clarification amid talk of a sex ban

On more than one occasion, Stones' decision making landed team-mates in trouble during the Wembley matches, prompting renewed debate over whether he should be forced to change his playing style. A visit from Man City will not be an easy job and Pardew must prepare his side to play chasing the ball. But they are fit, no injuries, that is the most important thing. Read More

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Carrick: Do not write off United

At the back, a starting central partnership of Phil Jones and Daley Blind, with Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian flanking on the left and right respectively, seems like the only option. " Arsenal have got some really good players". Pobga, however, has had an inconsistent start to life back in Manchester , much to the frustration of the Old Trafford faithful. Read More

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