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Bruce Arena named head coach of US soccer team

Bruce Arena, who guided the usa team to its best World Cup finish in eight decades with a quarterfinal appearance in 2002, was rehired on Tuesday. "When we considered the possible candidates to take over the Men's National Team at this time, Bruce was at the top of the list", said the head of US Soccer, Sunil Gulati , in a statement .

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Game on! Toronto FC score twice to keep MLS Cup hopes alive

Though, the story could have done without the bump on the road when Drogba, unhappy to be on the bench against Toronto FC at the end of the season, took himself off the game sheet. "We've got a very good team ahead of us". While TFC saw plenty of positives, Montreal still handed the club only its third loss in 19 games (11-3-5).

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Emotional Hamilton determined to do friend proud

McLaren previously announced that highly-rated reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne will replace Button as Fernando Alonso's partner in 2017. Raikkonen, who was Ferrari's last champion driver, said: "When I was in that situation, obviously we had nothing to lose - so we went as at any other race.

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Major League Baseball awards 2016: Angels' Mike Trout wins AL MVP for second time

Betts had 311 points. FILE - In this September 3, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starter Taijuan Walker during the first inning of a baseball game, in Seattle.

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For second time this month, Lions edge Vikings late

The Lions (7-4) have won six of seven, including two against Minnesota this month and four have come on Prater's field goals, despite trailing in the fourth quarter of every game this season. The Lions won their last three Thanksgiving Day games by an average of 26 points.Minnesota C Joe Berger exited in the first half with a concussion. With a chance to win both of the games against the Lions, the Vikings failed on both offense and defense.

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Mahrez: Foxes not thinking about relegation

The post Schlupp and Amartey cameo as Leicester book place in UEFA Champions League last 16 appeared first on Football Ghana. Fuchs set up Shinji Okazaki's opener before Riyad Mahrez's penalty clinched victory, despite Jose Izquierdo pulling a goal back, and the former Austria worldwide said getting Real Madrid in next month's draw would compare to last season's shock title victory.

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Tottenham will play European matches at Wembley: Pochettino

Seeking a win that would have kept their Premier League title bid alive, Spurs went 2-0 up, only for Chelsea to hit back and force a 2-2 draw that sent the league crown to Leicester City. That means John Terry will once again have to make-do with a place among the substitutes while Kurt Zouma could be pushing for a place in the squad after enjoying another run-out with the under-23′s on Monday - although I doubt the Frenchman will be ready to start for the first team just yet.

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B10 East, playoff hopes on line when Michigan-Ohio St. meet

The 6-2 O'Brien leads the team in scoring (12.7 points), assists (3.3) and field-goal percentage (52 percent) with Regisford, the tallest starter, adding 10 points and two blocks per contest. MSU (3-8) pushed Ohio State to the limit last week but the Spartans haven't delivered a solid effort away from Spartan Stadium since MSU lost 24-21 in overtime at in on October 2.

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Leicester v Club Brugge talking points

He has three Foxes goals this season but is goalless in his last 13 games for the club in all competitions and there was little sign that run would end in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Watford. "Only by working hard can we change the table". Mazzarri pointed to Watford's resilience in holding off the Foxes for most of the game, as well as the speed and accuracy with which they started.

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Arsenal need to stop conceding first, says defender Jenkinson

Arsenal then were gifted the lead when a Marquinhos clearance hit Marco Verratti and deflected into the PSG net. Writing in his column for BetVictor , Owen said: " Many in the media were suggesting the Gunners are inconsistent after their fortunate draw with PSG in midweek - I couldn't disagree more".

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Guice's record-setting 285 yards powers LSU over A&M, 54-39

In his absence, Tigers leading rusher and sophomore running back Derrius Guice figures to take most of the carries. Instead, Knight returned to throw for 211 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the game late in the fourth quarter with what Sumlin termed a lower-body injury after an offensive lineman was apparently blocked into his leg.

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Former Liverpool and England captain retires after 19-year career

Gerrard, who is continuing the process of obtaining the UEFA "A" coaching licence, is also being linked with a role in the England underage set-up, but he is expected to rejoin his boyhood club. Gerrard scored Liverpool's first goal and drove the team on to arguably one of the greatest nights in the club's history. But there were lots of times in midfield where England needed something in midfield - and Liverpool - where he didn't contribute to that.

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Fourth consecutive victory for the Giants

Thus, the Giants were over the Bengals , 14-10, be the end of the first half. Two plays later, the Bengals were 17-14 ahead thanks to running back Jeremy Hill's nine-yard touchdown run, the first of 10 unanswered points by Cincinnati.

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Boss Reveals Old Trafford Legacy Intentions

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club is looking to renew the contract of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic until the end of the 2017-18 season. "I think Griezmann would be up there, I think he looks great". But I'm used to that from Sweden. "We have to change this and win our away games, but for now we're playing at home and maybe that is a little bit easier", Italian Darmian added.

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Scholes urges Manchester United to go after Antoine Griezmann

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has talked up reported Manchester United target Victor Lindelof, saying he is ready to join a "big club". "If you ask me would I like to be successful in these three years, would I like to stay here for more time than these three years, then yes".

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Prescott, Cowboys top 'Skins for 10th straight win

Dallas rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who repeatedly burned the Redskins with bootleg passes in the teams' first meeting, beat his former Mississippi State teammate Preston Smith to the end zone on a bootleg to extend the Cowboys' lead to 24-12 with 10:49 to play.

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Pistons officially announce move to downtown Detroit

The Detroit Pistons will join the Red Wings in calling Little Caesars Arena home starting next year. He said that'll likely be in the final details, which are to be unveiled early in 2017, as the agreement goes before the Detroit City Council, the DDA and the Michigan Strategic Fund for final approval.

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Mauricio Pochettino eyes Spurs' trip to Chelsea as opportunity to reinvigorate campaign

White Hart Lane does not meet UEFA requirements for Champions League matches but the governing body has a different set of regulations for the Europa League, meaning Spurs could feasibly ask to return to White Hart Lane. In a definite hoodoo, Tottenham have won none of their last 29 visits to Stamford Bridge in all competitions. Tottenham certainly have a long way to go before they establish themselves as a club who can challenge regularly both domestically and in Europe, but it has to be ...

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Obama, Putin chat briefly on Ukraine, Syria at APEC summit

A four-minute meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Lima, Peru , might have been be the final encounter between the two leaders as tensions continue over Ukraine, Syria, human rights and the USA presidential election.

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Texas A&M, LSU meet on Thanksgiving as coaching rumors swirl

Lawyers from both schools acknowledged off the record LSU got the better end of the deal in the John Chavis lawsuit by allowing the Aggies to swipe the Tigers' former defensive coordinator two seasons ago in order for LSU to eventually end up with Dave Aranda.

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England set to pick Buttler in place of Duckett in Mohali

Patel meanwhile, on his return to the Indian team said "I wasn't expecting (Wriddhiman) Saha to get injured". Murali Vijay did not trouble the scorers much in the second Test, but his strong 209-run stand with Pujara was the reason India were able to emerge unscathed from the Rajkot Test.

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Kohli shoots up to career-high 4th in ICC Test Player Rankings

England were bundled out for 255 conceding a 200 run lead. England must therefore plot a route back into the series, starting in Mohali on Saturday - and from the tone of Bayliss' response to Kohli's observations, it seems unlikely they will be distracted by any such noises off the field.

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'It's something I never expected' - Murray revels in landmark win

Andy Murray, who was criticised for climbing to the No. 1 spot without facing the top-ranked players, gave a stiffing reply to his critics by ending the 2016 season as ATP World No. Murray then goes to the middle of the court before thanking the fans, and claiming his trophy for winning in London. The first real test of the match for both came in Djokovic's third service game.

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Olivier Giroud: Arsenal striker hailed for rescuing draw at Man United

Following a minute's silence before kick-off in memory of the victims of the Croydon tram crash, Toure marked his return to Premier League action for the first time this season with the opening goal on 38 minutes. We are in a very hard Premier League. "We lacked a bit of sharpness today". The 35 minute saw Valencia skipping around Monreal in the Arsenal box, and then going down under the challenge showcasing as if it was the Arsenal players' arm that blocked and tripped him over.

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Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight returning for LSU finale, report says

It has been a success, as LSU is the only FBS defense to hold every opponent to 21 points or fewer. Fournette, a junior, will be sidelined for his fourth game this season after missing practice all week because of unhealed high and low left ankle sprains he sustained over the summer.

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Montreal edge Toronto in opening leg of conference final

When the lines were resprayed and the match finally got underway, 38 minutes later than anticipated, the 61,004-strong crowd were treated to a thriller as the Impact - with Didier Drogba named among the substitutes - raced out to a 2-0 lead.

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians provides positive health update

Patterson is still unsafe when he returns kicks - he took one back 104 yards for a touchdown on Sunday - but he also is again contributing on offense just like during his rookie year. Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson helped limit Diggs to six catches for 37 yards. That was enough to render moot a blocked extra point.

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Pistons To Abandon Perfectly Good Arena, Move In With Red Wings

The Detroit Pistons have some of the lowest ticket prices in the National Basketball Association, and that is expected to continue, even after they move into their new home, Little Caesars Arena , next fall. Now, the Pistons are eager to make the same move to downtown Detroit . A report by a University of MI economist and commissioned by Palace Sports and Entertainment estimates the economic impact of the Piston's relocation will approach 600 million dollars.

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Faf du Plessis "disappointed" with ICC charge, says he "doesn't agree"

Seemingly disappointed with the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to only fine 100 percent of Faf du Plessis's match fee in the "mintgate" row, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said the Proteas skipper should count himself "lucky" he has not been banned for ball tampering again.

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Proteas bowling trio rip through for 2-0 Series win in Australia

Adelaide's day-night match will be a dead rubber after South Africa today thrashed Australia in the second Test in Hobart to take an unassailable lead in the three-Test series. "People expect it to be hard for the Australian cricket team away from home, but this has happened in our backyard, our fortress. To get eight wickets for 32 runs is one of those sessions we will always remember as a team that won us a series", he said.

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Brown scores 3 TDs for Steelers in 28-7 win over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP ) - The Pittsburgh Steelers' fast start created big expectations. Scott Tolzien gets the start under center in Luck's place, as the Colts look to pull within a half game of AFC South leader Houston. The Steelers are just 1-7 in their history in Thanksgiving Day games, with that one win coming in 1950 at Chicago. Bell ran 23 times for 120 yards.

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This Iron Bowl features 2 top defenses, not just 1

Left tackle Cam Robinson (shoulder) and right guard Korren Kirven (shoulder) were both limited Monday, but they practiced Tuesday and Wednesday - both with braces on their left shoulders. It is also rivalry week which should make for some great games. The Tigers are averaging 297.8 yards on the ground with a league-best 32 rushing touchdowns.

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Ohio State Buckeyes stay at No

Colorado is also on pace to play Washington in the title game, and either one will lose there or before getting there. Each has a lack of quality wins. Three days after a win over No. 22 Washington State , the Colorado Buffaloes stepped up to No. 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings. CU held the lead at MI when starting quarterback Sefo Liufau was injured, and Liufau did not play against USC .

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Cubs' Kris Bryant wins NL MVP; Nats' Daniel Murphy runner-up

Even Mookie Betts can't win them all. He scored 17% of the Angel's runs. Just too good to ignore. Mike Trout was named the American League Most Valuable Player last night after a writers' vote that favored sabermetrics over the traditional view that the MVP must be on a playoff team.

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Ranieri eyes Champions League knockouts

Claudio Ranieri's side booked their place in the last-16 of Europe's elite club competition on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Club Brugge. A second half fightback from the Belgian side created some nerves, but the Foxes held on to make more club history.


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