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United States men's soccer team falls 4-0 to Costa Rica

Only these players were Costa Ricans in red jerseys, not Brazilians in yellow or Italians in blue. On Tuesday, however, the US lost its way altogether, falling 4-0 in its most one-sided qualifying loss since 1980. The top three teams in the North and Central American and Caribbean finals advance to the 2018 tournament in Russian Federation and the fourth-place nation meets Asia's No.

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Celtic with Messi might have beaten Barca, says Rodgers

I think it's one of the nicest atmospheres you can see in European football. "I still can't believe how we didn't win our last three home games because we played so well, yet we didn't win". "We were always in the game, pushing, we had a big chance with a header and another opportunity when we broke away and then you get punished by a the penalty and at 2-0 against Barcelona, we still kept fighting and working but of course it becomes that little bit more hard".

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Ricciardo backs Rosberg for F1 title

Kimi Raikkonen believes Nico Rosberg should not alter his approach at this weekend's Formula One title showdown at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Only simple mathematics kept Nico Rosberg in the fight. This is where the big differentiator comes in from 2008. Some of Rosberg's went to work with Hamilton and vice-versa, in a bid to end the divide that had been growing over the previous two seasons.

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Conor McGregor Makes History With Alvarez KO at UFC 205

White said the return of the sport will have big benefits economically for NY, with more people staying in hotels, going out to eat, and using public transportation. That's all I know. A host of celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone, Calvin Harris, Ben Affleck and Conan O'Brien, have reportedly invested in the world's premier mixed martial arts organisation as part of the WME-IMG takeover.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Man Utd was a step down from PSG

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted the good results will come by drawing attention to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson took time to create a winning side at Old Trafford. The report goes on to say Alaba's worldwide team-mate Aleksandar Dragovic is also said to be on the Red Devils' radar. "I am now only focused on the present and I want to stay here at Benfica for a long time ", Lindelof told Portuguese publication A Bola.

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Steven Gerrard: 'Aaron Ramsey should be embarrassed by Edinson Cavani incident'

Ramsey approached the Uruguay striker clearly frustrated by his antics, and having retrieved the ball, the Welshman was involved in a brief scuffle which included him receiving a blow to the chest. "When you go 2-1 up, you want to finish it off in the second half and we haven't managed to do that". However, former Arsenal record goalscorer Ian Wright disagreed and came to the defence of Ramsey, who didn't go down to over-embellish the clash.

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Schmidt refuses to blame ref as Ireland count cost of defeat

Ireland pulled off one of their great victories when they topped New Zealand in a rugby union worldwide in Chicago two weeks ago. Joe Schmidt refused to be drawn into any critique of the referee's performance in the aftermath of Ireland's 21-9 defeat to New Zealand.

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Luis Enrique dismisses rumours of Messi move to Manchester City

Celtic fought hard and were much improved from the first clash between these sides in the group which Barcelona won 7-0 at Camp Nou, but despite being roared on by their fans, it was unlikely that a result was forthcoming. That magic took place earlier in this competition, as Celtic tied previously unbeatable Manchester City 3-3 in front of a raucous Celtic fanbase.

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Arsene Wenger set to pursue Julian Draxler transfer

However, no move materialised, yet the persistent question marks surrounding Draxler's future appears to have unsettled the youngster this time around, as he has yet to score for a Wolfsburg side that have won just two league games so far this season.

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Puel backs Southampton stars against Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp insisted he was pleased with Liverpool's performance in the goalless draw with Southampton on Saturday afternoon despite his side failing to make their dominance count at St. "As always, the best is to win, but against a fantastic team like Liverpool you have to realise that a point is a fantastic result ", he added. "There was a high level on the pitch, with a good rhythm and it was very hard to play against this team, because when they lose the ball they have a very good ...

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PGA TOUR: Rookie Hughes wins in extra time

Hughes started strong with a 16-foot birdie putt at the second hole and one twice as long at the par-3 third. Camilo Villegas , Henrik Norlander and Blayne Barber all missed their own makeable tries, crowning Hughes, a 2016-17 rookie, a surprising victor.

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Murray, Djokovic target year-end top spot

The Serb, who has a chance to reclaim the No.1 ranking at the O2 Arena next weekend, rallied to secure a 6-7 (10-12) 6-0 6-2 win on Sunday at the season-ending event. Two years ago at this event, a shattered Murray was embarrassed by Roger Federer in under an hour, and this time in 2015 he was busily practising on clay before the imminent Davis Cup final victory over Belgium.

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Novak Djokovic reveals reasons for Andy Murray defeat

Andy Murray admitted he was running low on energy late on against Novak Djokovick in the final. The ATP world tour finals title and the number one spot are on the line, when Andy Murray faces Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Andy is clearly number one of the world, he's the best player. That was in the fitness stakes at least, Murray double-faulting twice in the first game before finally holding on to get his name on the board.

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Mercedes title rivals braced for more Max attacks

While Rosberg is the favourite to win the "Duel in the Desert", needing only to finish on the Yas Marina podium to become Germany's third world champion after Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, he will still be on tenterhooks. "Well, unless one of us crashes into him [Rosberg will win]", he said. "I can't and won't give up". After a caution due to Dylan Lupton (who?) hitting the wall with 15 laps to go, the restart looked like it could be the deciding factor in the championship.

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Mercedes title rivals braced for more Max attacks

While Rosberg is the favourite to win the "Duel in the Desert", needing only to finish on the Yas Marina podium to become Germany's third world champion after Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, he will still be on tenterhooks. "Well, unless one of us crashes into him [Rosberg will win]", he said. "I can't and won't give up". After a caution due to Dylan Lupton (who?) hitting the wall with 15 laps to go, the restart looked like it could be the deciding factor in the championship.

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Pistons moving to downtown Detroit, will play in Little Caesars Arena

Duggan said soon after he was elected to office in 2013, he met with Chris Illitch and said he wished for the pistons to be play downtown. We didn't build stadiums surrounded by acres of asphalt and high fences. "This is a bold move that will have a positive effect throughout our entire community", said Ilitch. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said he hopes the final financial details will be completed by March.

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India fight back thanks to centuries from Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara

While Ali scored 117 runs, his dismissal was a little unusual as he misjudged a Mohammed Shami delivery and left it alone only to hit the stumps. Gambhir also hit four fours, facing 68 deliveries. Ali lauded Mohammed Shami, asked England bowlers to be patient . India had dropped three catches on the first morning of the match on Wednesday and their profligacy continued when wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha dropped Stokes twice off Yadav on Thursday.

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Redskins-Cowboys Rivalry Week: Part Two

You don't allow the stage or what the National Football League can be to really get to you. I grew up hating the Cowboys because my dad raised me right. In their first meeting in mid-September of the 2016 season , the Cowboys won 27-23. Elliott hasn't had fewer than 92 yards since getting 83 before the benching at Washington .

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Swansea City boss Bob Bradley plays down disagreements between Supporters' Trust

Pardew travelled to the United States last week during the worldwide break for talks with Palace shareholder Josh Harris to discuss the side's form, with concerns growing at Selhurst Park that the former Newcastle manager might not be able to turn things around.

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Vikings vs. Lions Point Spread

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) scores a touchdown while being pressured by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Eric Rowe (32) during the second quarter of an National Football League game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Detroit had issues running the ball last week against Jacksonville and I expect them to have a similar problem against this Vikings defense, but through the air the Lions are still dominant and can pick apart anyone.

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PCB Welcomes ICC Decision to Award Points

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today (November 23) confirmed through a media release that the Board of Control for Cricket in Indai (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had made written submissions. "The chairman is well aware that we need government permission", the BCCI official said. According to an ICC insider, the technical committee didn't have an option but to award full points to Pakistan.

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Gobble , Gobble: Vikings at Lions Official Game Thread

The 22-year-old product of the University of Maryland has already appeared in nine games for the 6-4 Vikings this season. VIKINGS have plus-13 TO differential after 2 INTs by CB Xavier Rhodes , who spearheaded win over Arizona with 100-yard pick-6, along with WR-RS Cordarelle Patterson, who returned 2 -half kickoff 104 yards for a score.

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College Football Playoff Week Three Prediction

Alabama and Ohio State are holding down the first two spots but even though MI and Clemson loss they are still in the top four. Oklahomais the highest-ranked Big 12 team at No. 14 Colorado and No. 18 Penn State . Penn State , the only team to beat Ohio State , will clinch the East Division's berth in the title game with victories over Rutgers and Michigan State .

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Rooney returns to captain in Scotland clash

But Scotland started the second half strongly, going close through Jamie Forrest, before Lallana doubled England's lead and Strachan felt the scoreline was not a fair reflection of the game. At the same time I feel really really hurt that they had to go through that last 15 minutes after putting in so much and believing in what we were trying to do.

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Gerrard slams Arsenal's Ramsey over his clash with Edinson Cavani

Ramsey and the PSG striker were involved in a flashpoint shortly before the half time whistle at the Emirates Stadium, with Cavani appearing to make contact with the Welshman's face . However, Ramsey doesn't think it was a red-card offence: "No, that's up to the ref to decide". 'Cavani has taken the ball to bide time, maybe put a bit more pressure on Giroud and I think he's very lucky, ' he said .

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Trump shifts tone on climate change, environmentalists scoff

Reporters at The New York Times tweeted details from a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump as it happened Tuesday, contrasting it with an off-the-record session Trump held a day earlier with leaders at the top. "They are certainly a much more conservative paper, to put it mildly, than the New York Times ". He also said he saw no potential conflicts of interest between his new job and his worldwide businesses, and he disavowed praise and support from extremist "alt-right" groups.

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Proteas skittle Australia before lunch for innings win

Pressure on the coach has reached boiling point with South Africa sealing a Test series victory over the Aussies on home soil, after their innings-and-80-run victory on Tuesday in Hobart . "I didn t expect it to happen (so quickly). I am chuffed he got a six-for and won a massive game of cricket for us", he said. "That ranks right at the top".

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Reasons For Los Angeles Lakers Fans To Be Thankful In 2016

Yes, Young actually intercepted a pass intended for another teammate, hijacked the ball, and tossed up a 3-point shot that went in. In the contest's waning moments, the Los Angeles Lakers received a timely Nick Young three to prevail 111-109.

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Luis Enrique congratulates Barcelona players after Celtic victory

And Dembele, whose side are yet to lose a domestic game this season, explained that he along with the rest of the Celtic squad are ready to lift their first trophy of the season on Sunday. However, the visitors retained their potency going forward and it would have been 2-0 had Gordon not made a remarkable save from Suarez's point-blank header after Messi had reached the byline with a trademark burst of speed.

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Bale to have ankle surgery, likely out for at least 2 months

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss next week's El Clasico against Barcelona after being ruled out up to three months with an ankle injury. Real Madrid says Bale will undergo the procedure on Tuesday in London. Any fan worth their salt would never celebrate an injury to a player on a rival team, but don't act like Gareth Bale's knock didn't grab your attention.

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Apple Cup stakes have rarely been this high

When they do move the rock via the ground, they look to three tail backs to get the job accomplished. This is a matchup that any college football fan would love to watch. It also features two teams that have started six quarterbacks between them this season. The Huskies, meanwhile, rank 18th nationally in passing efficiency defense , and have intercepted more passes (13) than they have allowed passing touchdowns (12).

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Why Does The NFL Always Play On Thanksgiving?

The game is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on CBS . First place is on the line in the NFC North as the Detroit Lions , per tradition, open this week's slate by hosting the Minnesota Vikings , who lost to this team in Week 9.

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Neymar scores 50th international goal for Brazil

Argentina now sits in sixth on the South American table after 11 of 18 matches , with the top four sides qualifying automatically and the fifth facing a play-off tie against Asian opposition. Many observers believe Argentina is still reeling from losing three straight finals - the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America in Chile and the Copa America Centenario in the United States earlier this year.

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LSU hangs on to beat North Florida 78-70

The teams traded possessions for the remainder of the half before going into the locker room with LSU holding a 7-3 advantage. The Tigers will return to Baton Rouge on November 26 and prepare for its final home game prior to the final exam break, November 29, against Houston.

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Clarke comes to rescue of embattled Steve Smith

Speaking with honesty in the face of a disastrous day for Australian cricket, Smith admitted he is "angry" and "quite sick" after seeing his team collapse to lose to South Africa by an innings and 80 runs in Hobart . We've lost five in a row and for an Australian cricket team that's humiliating. South Africa won the three Test series 2-0 and are on the brink of whitewashing Australia on home soil for the first time ever in a test series.


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