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Bruce Arena named as new United States boss after Jurgen Klinsmann departure

Arena is back in the role of manager of the usa men's team as it looks to shrug off a shaky worldwide showing thus far and make a push for the 2018 World Cup. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati echoed that sentiment on the conference call. While there are more than four months to go until the USA plays its next two qualifiers against Honduras and at Panama, losses to Mexico and Costa Rica earlier this month, which ended up costing Klinsmann his job, make the upcoming matches close to ...

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Cilic and Delbonis to open Davis Cup final

But, I also like fast surfaces". World number six Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open victor, will start as a strong favourite against Delbonis while 37-year-old Karlovic returns to Croatia's Davis Cup squad after a four-year absence to face 2009 U.S.

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Things 'Harry Potter' Fans Will Recognize in 'Fantastic Beasts'

Set in 1926, " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them " sees British wizard Newt Scamander make a brief stop over in NY, having trekked across the globe to document and catch some of the rarest magical creatures. Katherine Waterston (as Porpentina Goldstein): "An unregistered wizard set magical beasts loose in NY". Newt is shown as the protagonist, but with the movie jumping around like a barefoot kid on a summer sidewalk, it makes him seem more akin to another supporting character.

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Fantastic Beasts... review by Rashid Irani

Right now, we're heading into spoiler territory so if you don't want to find out anything else about the film - stop now! For, despite being deeply embedded in the wizarding world we're all so familiar with, the film is satisfyingly real.

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Arsenal have lost momentum: Wenger

This match will bring together great figures and great players. We are unbeaten for 18 games and sometimes you go through a spell with such momentum, where you win a little bit less. In fact, all three goals conceded by Arsenal this season have come in the opening 15 minutes. Alexis Sanchez could be rested due to his hamstring problem and Olivier Giroud is pushing for the second start of the season.

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Tottenham star relishing Chelsea clash: Why Stamford Bridge showdown is ideal timing

Whether it's a need to consistently deliver Champions League football for financial purposes which was the overriding factor and thus the Premier League is the key competition or some other reason, Pochettino felt as though he had to, and could afford to, make changes and it didn't work.

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Djokovic and Murray to meet in World Tour Finals

Next it was Raonic's turn to have a match point, at 8-9, but Murray tucked away a winning volley. "I started off very well, got to 4-0 lead and I pretty much executed everything that I practically planned to do", Djokovic said after the match .

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Stokes punishes India as England amass 537 runs

Vijay faced 70 deliveries and hit four fours. England's labours brought them a solitary wicket in two sessions as India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara stood on the verge of a century on his home ground at tea on day three of the first Test. Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag had shared three double century stands for this wicket-position while Dravid and Gambhir had put on two double century stands.

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Fans giving Jimmie Johnson seven fingers instead of one

Said Edwards later, of the restart, "I thought everything was going to work out". "I usually get flipped off a lot", Johnson said, "they shoot me the bird everywhere we are, every state, everywhere we go". It took him three laps to pass 14 cars. "I know that I'm as close to this opportunity as I've ever been, but I'm not climbing in that auto Sunday saying, 'I've got to win seven, ' " Johnson said before the race.

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Jose Mourinho throws shade at Arsene Wenger even after disappointing draw

It is always frustrating to be on the bench but it is part of the job. Mourinho is cutting a frustrated figure at United, which remains a work in progress in his first season in charge. We had chances, we were solid defensively to keep such a good team like Arsenal away from our box. The great escape for the Gunners meant that, even though they were unable to take their chance to go top of the table, they retained their six-point advantage over United.

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Ireland make one change in pursuit of All Blacks double

New Zealand include 10 of the team which started in the Chicago defeat. Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates Robbie Henshaw's try [©INPHO/Billy Stickland] Of all our triumphs on United States soil, this arguably tops the lot. "We've just got to forge our way past it, the decisions that get made". If you were a betting man the All Blacks are sure thing but stranger things have happened...like two weeks ago when Ireland beat New Zealand for the first time in 111 years! "But ...

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Justin Bieber accused of punching fan

Still, this is not the first time Bieber has been accused of being rude to his fans. He caught the attention of fans, but he wouldn't speak to them until they put their phones away. He then dropped the microphone and walked off stage. Justin Beiber has earlier explained he won't take photos and sign autographs with fans anymore because he feels like "a zoo animal".

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Jenson Button to retire from F1 after Abu Dhabi finale

But he said today: "I go into this weekend thinking it's going to be my last race". "I go into this weekend thinking it's going to be my last race", he said during the Drivers' Press Conference. After this weekend, Button will have 305 F1 starts to his name. It is going to be my last race. Over 300 grands prix. Reflecting on an F1 journey that began in 2000 and saw him lift the crown in 2009, he said: "It has been a long journey since I was eight years old until now".

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Florida Gators: Biting the Tigers

But when time expired on Saturday, the orange-clad Gators were storming the field in euphoria after a dramatic goal-line stand preserved 16-10 triumph over the heavily favored, 16th-ranked Tigers - and wrapped up Florida's second straight the Southeastern Conference East Division crown.

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Jones: No need to panic after Arsenal draw

From a defensive point of view we pressed and were very strong when we lost the ball and controlled their counter-attacks and their best players". Some of the players have been reacting on social media after Manchester United and Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford this afternoon.

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HID Argentina: Messi calls for Argentina response

The last time Argentina visited Brazil for a World Cup qualifier, they earned a 0-0 draw. Lionel Messi was unable to prevent Argentina's loss to Brazil . The top four from the group get automatic qualification, while the fifth-placed country goes into a play-off with the Oceania group winners. But Tite does not want his team to focus exclusively on Messi.

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Conte: Moses my idol

They then have to take two touches and then pass it between themselves before one of the players shoots into an empty net. Terry and Zouma featured in Chelsea Under-23's 3-2 win over Southampton recently as both players aim to get a recall to the starting eleven from Conte.

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Arizona Cardinals mistakes give victory to Vikings

If the Vikings offense can execute on the quick-release passes, they should be able to move the ball effectively against this stout Cardinal's defense . After forcing a three-and-out, John Brown returned the ensuing punt 32 yards into Vikings territory. So the Vikings haven't quite remedied all their issues on offense, as evidenced by them only putting up 217 total yards, with only 72 on the ground.

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Stephen Kenny predicts 'epic' battle between Dundlak and AZ Alkmaar

The reigning League of Ireland Premier Division champions are now second in Group D with two games left to play. Can it happen? In any other year, you would point to logic, to budgets and to historical precedent and... "Hopefully they can get a positive result in this next game and it would be unbelievable to see them in the knock-out stages". In a change from what has been the norm for Dundalk this year, they go into the game with a well-rested squad, having not played a competitive game ...

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India wins Vizag test, takes 1-0 lead

India earned the prized wicket of unsafe Alastair Cook (54) at the stoke of day's play when Ravindra Jadeja plumbed Cook in the final over of the day. Resuming on 87-2, Joe Root (25) was the only player to offer any resistance as the India spinners enjoyed plenty of success on a worn track, Ravichandran Ashwin (3-52) and debutant Jayant Yadav (3-30) doing the damage as England lost their last eight wickets for 66 runs.

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Lyle leads Ohio State over Jackson State 78-47

Ohio State owns 11 wins in its last 12 meetings with rival MI, going 8-4 against the spread over that span, including one victory/cover in one try against the Wolverines under coach Jim Harbaugh. That's a matchup that makes the game even more intriguing, if that's possible. Nebraska needs a Wisconsin loss, and will have to get past Iowa with its top two quarterbacks injured and potentially unable to play.

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Rodgers: Celtic could beat Barca if we had Messi

The 23-year-old had played 15 minutes as a substitute against AC Milan back in the 2012-13 Champions League campaign, having sat on the bench against Ajax and Barcelona in a heavyweight group. Lionel Messi's first-half goal and his penalty shortly after half-time at Parkhead confirmed Celtic will finish bottom of Champions League Group C.

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Andy Murray defeats Novak Djokovic to clinch ATP Finals title

With the year-end top ranking on the line, Murray won the much-anticipated final 6-3 6-4 at London's O2 Arena. This one was particularly galling as he frequently outplayed the world number one and had a match point in the final-set tiebreak before bowing out after three hours 38 minutes of toe-to-toe combat against the home favourite.

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MLS Toronto FC Impact Soccer

Toronto still lost 3-2, of course. They still go into the second leg next week at home with a mountain to climb. Most of the pressure will be on the free-spending, big-market hosts and not the gritty and still-underrated contenders from Canada's second-largest city when next week's tilt kicks off.

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Texans QB Osweiler bothered by 'distracting' laser in Mexico

To put it simply, they're the most balanced offense in the NFL. “I think weve really got to look at all those things, ” OBrien said. Depending on the success of Monday's game, the league plans to have two more games in Mexico in 2017 and 2018, and possibly more in the future.

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Former Liverpool and England captain Gerrard retires

It was only very recently that the 2005 Champions League victor announced that he was to leave Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy after just under two years in America. Having made over 700 appearances for the club and won two FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League in 2005 along with countless individual accolades, Gerrard will go down as an all-time Reds legend for what he contributed to the club over nearly two decades.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola left unhappy despite Crystal Palace win

Following the November worldwide break, Manchester City got back to winning ways on Saturday after a 2-1 road victory against Crystal Palace. Manchester City's Yaya Toure celebrates scoring their second goal. Toure's banishment was the result of comments made by his agent Dimitri Seluk criticizing Pep Guardiola . "We are very happy he is staying with us and he can play for us like he did today".

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Messi double sends visitors through as group winners

On the other hand, with Manchester City dropping points in their game against Borussia Monchengladbach, the victory for Barcelona ensured that the Catalans will finish the group as toppers irrespective of the results in the final round of group matches.

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester City: Lessons Learnt

The Belgium defender was taken off during City's 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday with a head injury. Toure was exiled from the City first-team squad by incoming Sky Blues' boss Pep Guardiola earlier this season, after the Ivorian's agent Dimitri Seluk became embroiled in a bitter war of words with the former Barcelona manager after he chose to controversially omit the influential 33-year-old from the Citizens' Champions League squad.

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Injury-hit Kompany set for another spell out for City

Sergio Aguero started limping towards the end of the game, but Guardiola insisted it was nothing to worry about. Guardiola spoke in glowing terms about a player he sold when at Barcelona and then has overlooked in his short time at City, saying Toure "is now a real part of the team and can help us achieve our targets".

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England exploit a gulf in class to outfox hapless Springboks

Outspoken former Australia coach Jones, who masterminded Japan's stunning World Cup win over South Africa a year ago, even went as far to suggest the Springboks regarded rugby union as "chess on steroids". England were without the injured George Kruis and Maro Itoje against South Africa but they had Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes to step up, with Dave Attwood on the bench and Ed Slater in reserve.

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PSG president Al-Khelaifi: We had 13 shots, Arsenal had only three

We were a bit passive on the corner, but it's a 2-2. Opta stats showed it was the first time since Rangers' encounter with Unirea back in 2009 that a Champions League game had featured more goals than shots on target. "I like seeing lots of the ball because I have the chance to drop deep and that means I can link up with my team mates more ", Sanchez, 27, said. Neymar created the opening goal in the 24th minute with a chip to Messi which was volleyed home and the Argentine converted a ...

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Spurs may need more quality - Pochettino

Having said all that, I think Chelsea will win but we are not getting a good enough price to place this bet. "We'll look back and say the home games were where we should have been better". However, Tottenham missed a glorious chance to go ahead inside six minutes when Alli's defence-splitting pass sent Song heung-Min racing clear. Falcao was unable to capitalise as Lloris guessed correctly by diving low to his right.

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Champions League: The qualified and eliminated teams

With Manchester City drawing at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the group's other game, Barcelona is four points clear of City and can not be denied first place heading into the final round of matches in group play. In Group B, meanwhile, a pair of draws on Wednesday left everything to be decided in next month's final matches. Napoli and Benfica each have eight points, one ahead of Besiktas.

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Harry Wink revels in 'unbelievable' debut goal for Tottenham

Kane is yet to agree a new long-term contract and is believed to be looking for a wage that would put last season's Golden Boot victor on par with the top strikers in Europe, but would break chairman Daniel Levy's wage structure. Like Harry Kane, he is one of the senior players now in contract negotiations with the club over new deals and also like Kane, although no announcement in imminent, he is happy to commit his future to the club verbally at least.


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