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MLS playoff game gets delayed because the turf's lines were incorrectly painted

Former Ivory Coast worldwide Drogba, who joined Montreal from Chelsea in 2015, has scored 27 goals in 33 games. Didier Drogba's time with the Montreal Impact is nearly over. The victor of the two-game, aggregate goals series will become the first Canadian team to reach the MLS Cup final, which is to be played on December 10.

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Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR championship

Johnson started last because his auto failed three pre-race inspections for an improperly-shaped rear axle and for attaching new decals to deflect air off the vehicle once it was on pit road before the race. A fatigue perhaps set in when Johnson reeled off five consecutive titles. Logano was not positioned well for the final restart, and he finished the race in fourth place, second in the championship to Johnson.

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No. 4 North Carolina rolls over Oklahoma State in Maui

With this win, the Tar Heels are 7-0 and many are considering them to be a national title contender once again. "I've never seen a national championship on the day before Thanksgiving", Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said . 1 against William & Mary on Wednesday night. ESPN analyst and former Duke player Jay Bilas said more teams sliding so far back in their leagues - whether due to a brief dip or long-running struggles - illustrates how climbing the standings "is harder now than it's ever ...

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Nelson Agholor could sit after big blunders vs. Seahawks

Apart from Dallas, the NFC has been a bit of a muddle for most of the 2016 season, though in recent weeks the Seattle Seahawks have pulled away from the pack to establish themselves as the other likely contender to represent the conference in the Super Bowl.

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Buttler replaces Duckett in England's rejigged order

The left-arm spinner's back spasm is not thought to be a long-term issue - and he might well have given way in any case, having struggled in the 246-run defeat in Vizag. Cook also said that Jonny Bairstow will continue to keep wicket in the longer format with Buttler playing as a specialist batsman. "They were quite surprised how well he got through those four and a half days after doing it in the third or fourth over".

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Rooney urges football abuse victims to speak out

I did not set out to write a story about the abuse, but knew I would have to include it". I encourage people to pick up the phone and ring and say "I was a victim". Woodward and White were followed by former Tottenham and England forward Paul Stewart, who on Tuesday told the Daily Mirror that he had been abused for four years by an unnamed coach.

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AU leading rusher Kamryn Pettway expected to play in Iron Bowl

Malzahn said the first task in choosing a quarterback is to make sure White is healthy enough, then to figure out who gives Auburn the best chance of winning. "That's the craziest thing I've ever seen", Williams said. "I think that's pretty obvious". In the end, Alabama isn't really concerned with anything Auburn plans to do heading into the game, just as long as the Tide is calling the shots by the end of the game.

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Cricket South Africa congratulates Proteas on series win

The three-time World Cup-winner Ponting asked Australian cricket team fans to keep calm and don't be anxious about how the team will fare in the 2017-18 Ashes. But, their last two victories came at a time when they were one of the most formidable teams in the world. There have been calls for captain Steve Smith to step down, while on Wednesday chairperson of selectors Rod Marsh did just that .

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Ranieri: We will see a new Vardy now

He scored 17 goals last season but though he's got five in all competitions this time around, he has scored only one in open play in his last 20 matches, the goal in the 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen in Leicester's last home match in this competition.

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Ogilvy leads Spieth by two going into final round in Sydney

Ryan Fox has shot another round of -1 par to finish in a tie for fourth place at the Australian Open in Sydney. "I've been everywhere. It's been a pretty rough last three years", Nitties said. "I don't know if three-under gets the job done tomorrow". "I didn't drive it well, hit the irons well, chip it well or putt well today, it was all very average", Scott said.

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Manning throws 3 TDs as Giants edge Bengals, 21-20

On their second play, quarterback Andy Dalton threw a 71-yard strike to tight end Tyler Eifert to the Giants 8-yard line. The Giants ran out the clock in their pivotal 21-20 win over the Bengals on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. "This may not be the place we are used to being in, but we sure are here now", Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. "We missed it by a couple inches, so it's like we just needed that one play to get us going and we never got it".

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Klinsmann sacked as coach of USA

Since the 2014 World Cup when the USA advanced beyond the group of death and was eliminated in the Round of 16 by Belgium in extra time , the quality of play of the men's national team has been inconsistent at best. Another thing worth noting is that he took them team out of the "Group of Death" as Group C consisted of Germany, Portugal, Ghana, and the United States .

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Bournemouth's Ibe "fine" after knifepoint robbery

Arsene Wenger says Hector Bellerin's long-term deal shows the club is a good place for young talent to shine. "He is going to be a big miss in both disciplines, with and without the ball this week". A player should always want the team he plays for to win, and that's really all it is. Wilshere has made nine appearances for Bournemouth - making a promising start to proving his fitness problems are finally a thing of the past - and impressed to the extent he earned a recall to the England ...

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Florida Gators Remind LSU They'll Play 'Anytime, Anywhere' After Win

Despite getting outgained 423 yards to 270 on Saturday, the Gators (8-2, 6-2 SEC) capitalized on red zone lapses and special-teams mistakes by LSU (6-4, 4-3) - plus a 98-yard completion from Austin Appleby to Tyrie Cleveland - to win a game full of chippiness on both sides.

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Anti-Trump protests continue in NYC, LA, Philly

At one point in the evening, police said about one group of 1,000 people were marching through downtown. Several thousand activists marched through downtown Miami , with a few hundred making their way onto a highway, halting traffic in both directions.

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Dolphins Come From Behind to Extend Win Streak

After Jarvis Landry caught a 10-yard TD pass with 4:02 to play, the Dolphins got the ball right back and drove for Parker's diving TD reception. Until the late swerve, the game was a decent coming-out party for the NFL's No. Tannehill, meantime, got off to his own usual, awful start - completing 10 short passes for 51 yards by halftime, before finally discovering his downfield accuracy and swagger in the closing minutes.

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Klopp opens door for Gerrard coaching role at Anfield

Gerrard's future has been the subject of much speculation as he continues to get linked to clubs in both a coaching and playing capacity. Meanwhile, Liverpool fans have issued their response to their rivals after their hero's retirement announcement.

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No. 4 North Carolina beats No. 16 Wisconsin 71-56 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — North Carolina won the Maui Invitational in 1999 and went on to reach the Final Four later that season. Fourth-ranked North Carolina (6-0) takes on No. "Obviously, Roy's got a heck of a team", Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. Jenkins, who hit the winning shot in the national championship game a year ago against North Carolina, didn't start because he missed a class.

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Wayne Rooney Launches Stinging Attack On Hotel Drinking Controversy

FA chief executive Martin Glenn has promised a "proper investigation as to what went on" and the England squad will be banned from nights out between matches while on worldwide duty. Interim England manager Gareth Southgate may consider stripping Wayne Rooney of his captaincy following a highly-publicised night out. "The only thing I say is the player goes to the national team, he belongs to the national team".

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It's True - Mauricio Pochettino Concedes Spurs' Rivals Have Clear Financial Advantage

The Chelsea team Spurs will face on Saturday doesn't resemble last year's bunch of players. I'm very happy after two big games against West Ham and Monaco. Chelsea's defence hasn't faced many top strikers in that span, and the prolific Kane should give David Luiz and his fellow defenders the kind of challenge they've needed for some time .

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It's True - Mauricio Pochettino Concedes Spurs' Rivals Have Clear Financial Advantage

The Chelsea team Spurs will face on Saturday doesn't resemble last year's bunch of players. I'm very happy after two big games against West Ham and Monaco. Chelsea's defence hasn't faced many top strikers in that span, and the prolific Kane should give David Luiz and his fellow defenders the kind of challenge they've needed for some time .

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Giroud makes his case at Arsenal after spell in exile

Nigeria worldwide, Alex Iwobi , was an unused substitute as Arsenal forced Manchester United to a 1-1 draw on Saturday in an English Premier League duel. "He's useful when he starts games, but he's also useful coming off the bench". If a player says he's 100 per cent, after I make my decision, do I play him or not? But for me, still, not enough competition to say I can throw him in in a Champions League game with the intensity of a Champions League game, and he will be comfortable.

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Derrick Rose admits his 'vintage' MVP self is no more

With six wins against seven losses, the Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is rumored to kick himself out of his team to join either the Bulls or the Cavs before the current season ends. "Like, this entire time, these three or four years, I'm playing catch-up". I'm not selling it because I don't want to feel I'm being forced to. "I felt like I can make a helluva profit down the line, if I want to sell it or don't want to".

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Tottenham will stay at Wembley for Europa League - Pochettino

With White Hart Lane being demolished next season and Tottenham hoping to move into their new 60,000-seater stadium in 2018-19, the club have agreed a deal to use Wembley next season as their home ground. The move has proven a nightmare, however, with Spurs suffering surprise defeats there against both Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen, and failing to make the knock-out stages.

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Pochettino left with big call on Kane fitness

But the 23-year-old allayed some of those fears by insisting he has no intention of leaving a club for which "the future is very bright". But I want to repeat my commitment is to the club and there is no rush. "We're having a conversation and I have no doubts that we will get it sorted", added Kane. "I am fully concentrated on playing for Tottenham and winning for Tottenham".

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Messi double guides Barcelona to 2-0 win at Celtic

The match at Hampden Park is an opportunity for Rodgers to secure his place in the club's history books days after he watched as the Hoops were powerless to stop a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona secure a 2-0 win at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

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Rosberg and Hamilton select same tyres for Abu Dhabi GP

I am going to give it everything I have got in Abu Dhabi, but right now I am going to live in the moment". If Hamilton finishes third, then eighth place or better for Rosberg will be enough to win the title. A auto passes by a warning signal during heavy rainfall at the race during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo , Brazil, Sunday, Nov.

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Didier Drogba to leave Montreal Impact at the end of the season

While Montreal will take a lead into the second leg of the two-game, total goals series, Toronto picked up two all-important away goals that can serve as the tiebreaker. There were plenty of positives to take away from Tuesday's showing, but the two late goals could spell trouble for Montreal as the series shifts to Toronto.

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Yaya Toure shocks Guardiola, nets brace on City return

Manchester City's Yaya Toure made a triumphant return to the first team in their 2-1 away win over Crystal Palace. "Toure is another guy to compete with our midfield players and increase our level, " Guardiola said. "Some games aren't going to be lovely but we have to deliver because we have quality players who can score important goals in the last minute". Palace almost rescued a late point when Jason Puncheon poked an effort agonisingly wide in the seventh minute of stoppage time, but ...

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Skipper Smith says Aussies lack pride

Bavuma and De Kock's partnership snatched the match away from Australia. "We ve got Australia in a position where they re under pressure and won t let that go". The batting freefall has intensified scrutiny on Steve Smith's embattled side after their fifth straight heavy Test defeat this year, all by 100 runs or more.

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Manchester United must snap up these 2 La Liga stars in January

United were left with the disappointment of a third successive home draw, achieved in nearly exactly the same manner as the first of the sequence, when Stoke City claimed a late share of the points at the start of October. "Arsenal have had a world-class season and we are supposed to have had an average season". "There is no need to panic yet". We also know we have some incredible players that turn 33, 34.

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Pochettino: "Spurs must make Wembley our home"

The 20-year-old has finally made the step up to the first-team of late and marked his first Premier League start with a crucial goal during last week's 3-2 victory over West Ham. Spurs now turn their attention back to the Premier League, where they travel to Chelsea on Saturday in a re-match of the tempestuous and title-deciding 2-2 draw in May that left Leicester celebrating.

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Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli

But the doubts raised by the English media seemed to backfire as Kohli's actions were not cited by the umpire or the match referee after the match . When asked that bowlers always have niggles and if he felt disappointed to miss you given the way he bowled in the first game, Woakes said, "Yeah, I suppose you always want to play, you don't want to miss any Test match, particularly when you feel you are in decent form and decent nick.

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Cowboys beat Redskins to extend winning streak to 10

Another test and another passing grade. The Dez Bryant and Josh Norman feud should continue raging, but I'm not sure if Baker is interested in taking this mild dispute with Elliott to the next level. Facing a third-and-4 around midfield, quarterback Kirk Cousins lofted a pass down the sideline for Reed, who made an incredible one-handed 33-yard catch over safety Byron Jones , who committed pass interference on the play.

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RUMOURS: Southampton keen on Sturridge loan

Stewart has since made 17 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside giants, with six of those coming in the present campaign. Liverpool host second-bottom Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. Coutinho was the Reds' best player in 2014-15 and 2015-16, and Liverpool's lack of silverware has led to him being linked with a number of other top European clubs, most prominently Barcelona, per the Sunday People's Neil Moxley (h/t the Mirror ).


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