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Burnley vs Manchester City, Premier League

Ilkay Gundogan and Silva started in midfield having been left out of the starting side for City's 2-1 win at Crystal Palace last Saturday. On facing Manchester City: "We haven't found our feet at all away from home and some of that is down to the opposition but we know we're better than that".

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Greg Rutherford leaves Strictly Come Dancing after Blackpool week

Bruno's vote meant Greg and partner Natalie Lowe were going home, but asked by Tess if he agreed with his peers, head judge Len Goodman replied: "I would have agreed, Claudia and AJ". Afterwards he moved to get a huge off Robert Rinder, saying: 'Let me say hello to this fella. However, it was former shadow chancellor Ed Balls who stole the show as he was lowered from the Blackpool Winter Gardens Tower Ballroom ceiling playing a piano before taking to the dancefloor to jive with Katya ...

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Liverpool football legend Gerrard calls time on playing career

Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger has hailed Steven Gerrard as a "massive player" after he announced his retirement from football. He scored 186 goals and had 92 assists in 710 appearances for Liverpool. "I will give him all the help I can if he wants, that is 100 per cent sure". "Firstly, I would like to thank everyone at Liverpool Football Club".

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India vs England, 2nd Test Match: India wins by 246 runsstrong/strong

England could have gone into the pavilion feeling confident if they hadn't lost Hameed and Cook. If we got to play 150-odd overs then we could have saved the game. Moeen Ali (2) was the next shell-shocked England batsman to make way, looping a thick inside-edge up to backward short-leg off one that ripped out of the rough from Jadeja (2-35).

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Parsons out at least two weeks

Chandler Parsons said his light playing time on Wednesday was to help him get playing time against the Mavs on Friday. The last time the Mavs limped off to such an bad start to a season was during the strike-shortened 1998-99 campaign when they also started 2-9 in Dirk Nowitzki's first season in the National Basketball Association.

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LSU, Houston coach Tom Herman close to deal, sources say

However, the drop-off isn't much between Fournette and his backup, Derrius Guice. "He was supposed to be out here with us tonight". The Tigers are 4-2 under Orgeron, who was a candidate for the full-time job. If not for their failure to get more than a field goal out of their last four times inside the Florida 10-yard line because of a fumble, botched field goal and gal line stand, the Tigers might have won last weekend.

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Old Dominion beats St. John's 63-55 in Battle 4 Atlantis

I thought our post guys did a good job off pushing him off the block, and when he caught it, we had to try to chase him and double team him down there. "There is no excuse for the way we played", Jones said. Wade watched his club make an 11-0 run to take a 56-45 lead, but St. John's had another surge left in it, tying the game at 64 with 5:30 to play.

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Spieth unhappy in Sydney

I've been in a little bit of a stall hitting the shots when they mattered. So I certainly plan to, but just don't know what's going to happen 12 months from now. Ogilvy made the most of favourable early morning conditions, going out to an imposing six-under 30 following back-to-back birdies from his opening two holes before adding four in succession starting at the sixth.

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PGA Tour event playoff carrying over to Monday

The odd man odd was Billy Horschel , the highest-ranked player of the group. Jordan Spieth made a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat local hopes Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall for his second Australian Open title. I gave it some pace, because I knew if I didn't make it, I was probably out. "I made the putt of my life right there", Hughes said. "A lot of us have plans to go to college [on a golf scholarship]", said Kirkwood, who last saw Hughes at Dundas Valley in ...

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NHL's New Las Vegas Franchise to Be Named Golden Knights

They are the yet unassembled members of the Las Vegas NHL franchise which will take the ice in the desert next fall. We selected "Knights" because knights are the defenders of the realm and protect those who can not defend themselves. In the past, after Las Vegas was awarded NHL's 31st franchise, Foley admitted to putting out some fake names. The Golden Knights will get one of the first six picks to be determined by a lottery system.

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Conte confirms two Chelsea absentees for Tottenham clash

City's manager must decide whether to select Yaya Toure, who scored twice against Crystal Palace last weekend, having been overlooked at the start of the season, while Vincent Kompany (knee) is a definite non-starter. A streak that started before the inception of the Premiership. "I felt more freedom [as a player] and there wasn't so much effect". Since then, it's been all Chelsea with last May's encounter the ideal opportunity to snap a then-28 match winless streak while also inching closer ...

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Chelsea midfielder says he's ready to leave in January

Since the arrival of Antonio Conte, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel hasn't really got the chance to prove himself in the reassembled Blues team, and is now hinting at a January departure from the club. They look a long way from the team that was the best in the country for most of last season. Yaya Toure's glorious two-goal return to Manchester City line-up from a similar situation could be a reason for Mikel to consider persevering but Chelsea's great form lately means there is no ...

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Lufthansa scraps 830 short-haul flights on Friday due to strike

In an earlier statement, Lufthansa had said that it is calling on the pilots' union once more to develop a joint solution for the dispute through arbitration. Lufthansa rejects the claims of making significant profits out of the freeze and the inflation, saying its overarching policy has been to reduce costs amid increasing competition in the industry.

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Moyes back on familiar ground with improving Sunderland

The way he has handled the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović, Diego Costa, Harry Kane or any other Premier League striker he has come up against, has been truly admirable. On the threat of Jermain Defoe ... But in a game Liverpool must take maximum points from, Klopp could throw caution to the wind and select a more naturally attack-focussed team.

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Cubs' Kris Bryant named NL MVP, youngest victor in franchise history

He finished the campaign with a league leading 121 runs as well as career highs in homers (39), RBIs (102), average (.292) and on base percentage (.385). After winning the Rookie of the Year award earlier this week, Seager will be looking to bring home another trophy for the Dodgers. It's rare to have teammates both deserving of an MVP award, but in this case, Papi and Betts could have been co-MVPs and it would have made more sense than Trout.

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MI and Ohio State meet with eyes on conference and national chamionships

The Big Ten and the Pac-12 were the last of the Power 5 conferences to add title games in 2011. In their last 12 games against the Buckeyes, the Wolverines are 3-9 ATS with just one outright win. Obviously both programs have gone in different directions since then, but it's cool when rare matchups like these happen, as long as the Buckeyes handle their business in the Schott.

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Klinsmann sacked as United States coach after 5 years

Bruce Arena has been confirmed as the new coach of the US, replacing Jürgen Klinsmann who was sacked on Monday. "Any time you get the opportunity to coach the national team it's an honour". Perhaps his most enduring achievement came during the 2002 World Cup where he led the USA team to the quarterfinals. U.S. Soccer are now hoping that Arena can help steady the ship after a rough start to World Cup qualifying and reap benefits from his familiarity with the growing number of MLS ...

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Dak Prescott's 301 yards, 3 TDs help Cowboys win 9th straight

The Buffalo Bills snapped a three-game losing streak to keep their playoff hopes alive with a 16-12 win over the Cincinnati Bengals , although they remain behind the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East after they beat the St Louis Rams 14-10.

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Villanova, Arizona headline 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis field

Instead of waiting until there was eight minutes left in the game against VCU to mount their charge, the Bears did so right from the start of the second half on Thursday against Michigan State, turning a halftime deficit into a lopsided 73-58 win in a tournament semifinal.

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Astronauts prepare for Thanksgiving space food 'feast'

The food bars, which are being developed in coordination with NASA's Human Research Programme have been tested by crew members inside HERA, the agency's three-story habitat at Johnson Space Center created to serve as an analog for the isolation and remote conditions in exploration scenarios.

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Usman Khawaja century steers Australia to first-innings lead

Aiming to avoid another batting collapse that has been a regular part of Australia's innings, Khawaja then combined with Peter Handscomb in his first Test, adding 99 runs for fourth wicket. I felt it was a character test and the only way I could do it was by scoring runs. But he credited Khawaja with "batting inside his bubble" and not letting the bowling attack penetrate.

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis 'disagrees' with guilty ball-tampering verdict

Du Plessis said shining the ball with artificial substances is not new in the game. Du Plessis received the punishment following a lengthy International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing in Adelaide on Tuesday, two days ahead of South Africa's first day-night match at the Adelaide Oval.

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Kompany out for up to six weeks as injury woes continue

Guardiola has deployed left-back Aleksandar Kolarov at the heart of defence to largely good effect this season, although he could find himself stretched at centre-back with John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi the only specialists in the position while Kompany recuperates once more.

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Lakers face Warriors without 3 injured starters

During that stretch, Calderon has averaged eight points and 4.3 assists while shooting 52.9 percent from the field in 18.66 minutes per game. Lakers: Clarkson moved back into LA's starting lineup with Young sidelined. If there was going to be a team that put up nearly 150 points in a game this season, it was going to be the Golden State Warriors. Walton said he didn't review tape of Wednesday's loss: "I told our film guy I would throw him out of our room if he put that game on my laptop".

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Lewis Hamilton wins in Brazil to take title showdown to last race

Whatever the F1 Gods are throwing at Lewis Hamilton at the moment, he's keeping on doing exactly what he has to do to keep his title hopes alive by winning races . Hamilton got away cleanly from the front after the safety auto went off on lap 7 while Verstappen quickly got past Raikkonen to put pressure on Rosberg.

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MLS Conference Finals Preview: Big crowds expected for first legs

Drogba joins fellow Chelsea legend Frank Lampard in apparent retirement from MLS at the end of this season, though I suppose there's technically a chance for either to return for next season with different teams. Montreal posted a video of Drogba's highlights on their Twitter account and wrote "Merci, Didier". "Nothing went how we would have liked tonight".

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Ohio State gives tackling dummies a MI makeover

LET'S GET PHYSICAL: Peppers said he has watched other teams, including Penn State, Wisconsin and Northwestern, give the Buckeyes problems by getting extra physical. I think last year, even though Wednesday gotten as far as 12-1, and playing in that playoff game (a 38-0 loss to eventual national champion Alabama ) I think it stung a little bit when we didnt win, as opposed to the last four years, when we had won our bowl games.”.

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England 92/4 at lunch in third India Test

Bairstow was then joined by Jos Buttler as England steadied their nascent bid to square the series at 1-1. Cook said at his pre-match press conference: "I can tell you that Jos is coming in to play, and Ben misses out". "At Rajkot, there was a 10-over challenge with Ball and Batty". Generally the ball doesn't conventionally swing here, so we try to make the most of that for the first six overs.

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Will not take England for granted: Virat Kohli

Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed's 82 capped a fine debut and rubber-stamped an encouraging England batting display that featured first-innings centuries from Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes , while spinner Adil Rashid's figures of 7-178 earned him man of the match .

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City fight back to earn draw at Gladbach

Guardiola emphasised that this had not been a straightforward group. Sergio Aguero started limping towards the end of the game, but Guardiola insisted it was nothing to worry about. "The decision to send off Fernandinho changed the result and it was a good result for both teams". Burnley have scored the highest proportion of their Premier League goals in home games this season (91% - 10/11).

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Texas fires Charlie Strong, will coach season finale vs. TCU

AD Mike Perrin says he will be evaluated after the season, amid reports that the decision to fire Strong has already come. The results on the field over the last three seasons haven't measured up to the high standards of the Texas football program, but Strong deserves a lot better treatment than he's getting from the athletic department right now.

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Dave Dickenson named CFL's coach of the year

And despite receiving the CFL's top individual honour, Mitchell hasn't lost sight of why he's here. "You can only get that one way, and that's by winning on Sunday". "I think our guys have been doing that this week". Never know when I may have to chase down another interview or two. "He prepared me for this moment".

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Western Michigan's Davis sets FBS receiving record

Western Michigan?receiver Corey Davis set a national record in his final regular-season collegiate game. He's on pace for his third straight 1,400-yard season, and his lone touchdown on Saturday was the 50th of his career. Broncos fans eager to celebrate Davis' record had to hold their breath for quite a while during the game against Toledo, as he was held without any yards until midway through the second quarter.

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Warriors' Green injures ankle; X-rays negative

Julius Randle and Nick Young have been ruled out of the Lakers' game against the Golden State Warriors on due to injury. The Lakers (8-8) were able to put up a valiant effort earlier this month, but just a few days ago were decimated by the red-hot Warriors .

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India beat England by 246 runs to win 2nd test

Kohli also had special praise for Bengal pacer Mohammad Shami, who has returned after a knee surgery that kept him out mostly a year ago. "You can see by the scoring rates". It was a good toss to win, no doubt. Not only that, he scored crucial 35 and 27 in the first and second innings respectively, at the No. 9 spot, that helped India give England a 400-plus target.


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