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Australia snap five Test losing streak with South Africa win

Standing in as skipper for the injured AB de Villiers and without pace spearhead Dale Steyn for all but a day and a half of the campaign, the 32-year-old batsman delivered a 2-1 series triumph that sent Australia plummeting into crisis. "Just proud of his character that he showed". They won the first pulsating Test at the WACA after being under pressure from the outset and then they crushed their opponents in Hobart.

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Ex-FIFA chief Blatter set to learn ban appeal

They claimed it was a uncontracted salary for former France great Platini advising Blatter from 1999 to 2002. The 80-year-old Blatter still faces another Federation Internationale de Football Association ethics investigation over alleged bribery and self-dealing in his contract, and deals of his former secretary general Jerome Valcke and finance director Markus Kattner.

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Rivals United are still title contenders, says Pep Guardiola

But the visitors began to find their momentum as the game approached the half-hour, Fernandinho laying the ball off for Aguero, who smashed a first-time effort high over the top, and they wanted a penalty when Matthew Lowton challenged Nolito inside the area.

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Barcelona could have signed Ronaldo for €17million before Real Madrid move

Hector Bellerin, N'Golo Kante, Dimitri Payet and Jamie Vardy have all been included on this year's shortlist after impressive displays during the 2015/16 Premier League season. The first was playing against a 10-man Malaga side. "When they have dropped points they have come up with excuses and no-one is willing to admit Barca can no longer control games from midfield which is why they are struggling to attack effectively".

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Jaguars' Jackson has something to prove against former team

Denver is in the midst of a tight playoff race in the AFC, and the margin for error is slim after falling to 7-4 by virtue of last week's loss to Kansas City. It'll be a test to see how the Broncos respond to being the hunters instead of the hunted, as they have for the better part of the past decade. "We were all getting exhausted", Hali said "We needed to make a play".

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Tiger Woods returns with over-par round at World Hero Challenge

No one was sure what to expect from Woods, who took the longest break of his golfing life following a pair of back surgeries that made him wonder at times if he had played his last golf tournament. "All in all I feel pretty good", Woods said on Golf Channel after his round. On the seventh a ideal 5-wood off the tee and a short wedge for two feet got him his third birdie, and then a long iron on the par-3 eighth to three feet made it three in a row.

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Pochettino says Sissoko doesn't deserve to be selected

Pochettino, whose team suffered a 2-1 loss to London rivals Chelsea on Saturday, said Sissoko was yet to prove he deserved a spot. Both Serie A giants are looking for midfield reinforcement in January and are monitoring the situation of the unhappy midfielder who joined Tottenham for € 30 million in the deadline day of the last summer transfer window.

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Hafeez allowed to resume bowling in global cricket

While they lost both Tests to the Black Caps, Pakistan's selection panel opted for an unchanged squad for the forthcoming tour of Australia, leaving Hafeez, a top-order batsman who can tie up an end when bowling, out in the cold. But on Wednesday the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Hafeez is now eligible to bowl in international matches. Hafeez allowed to bowl in worldwide cricket was posted in Sports of TheNews global - https://www.thenews.com.pk on November 30, 2016 and was last ...

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Man City boss Guardiola: Aguero body language now very good

Spain worldwide Nolito, who joined the club from Celta Vigo in the summer, said: "Last season the team reached the semifinals of the Champions League, so to improve on that would mean to reach the final". At this early stage of the season, there's all still to play for. Manchester United now sit sixth on the log, but according to Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, they're still in the running to win the EPL title .

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Chelsea continue fine run under Conte with derby win over Spurs

After a shaky start to life under the Italian, this was Chelsea's seventh win on the trot in the league. Earlier, Sergio Aguero scored two scruffy goals as City saw off Burnley and Liverpool followed suit by downing Sunderland with goals from Divock Origi and James Milner after losing Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho to a worrying injury.

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Victor of Big Ten title game no lock for playoff spot

If a auto or RV didn't have the The Game on TV - an Ohio State win meant the Nittany Lions still had a chance at the Big Ten title game - someone had it the radio or was getting updates on their phone. See photos from Penn State's win over Michigan State and the celebration at Beaver Stadium after the game in the gallery at the top of this post.

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Gareth Southgate demands best behaviour to give England a shot at glory

Several other England players were reported to have gone out on the same evening as Rooney's late night at the team hotel, prompting a review of player downtime by the Football Association. He was forced to wait longer than he should have to get his dream job following the FA's farcical decision to put him on trail in the wake of the Sam Allardyce fiasco.

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Manchester United In EFL Cup Semi-Final Please - Liverpool Legend Explains

Kick-off time 19:45. The game will be screened live on TV or online ( Arsenal Player). Goals from Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand in the first half helped the Saints to their first EFL Cup Semi-Final in nearly 30 years. So they were perhaps not expecting Southampton to rock up, outplay their side and deservedly leave with a place in the semi-finals secured. "We were not good enough defensively and we gave cheap goals away", The French manager said.

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Trevor Siemian still sidelined

Two things resulted from that injury. "I feel like I'm getting better day to day, " Lynch said. He did, however, play poorly against Atlanta . Lynch, the 26th overall pick out of Memphis, started a game in October when Siemian was dealing with a left shoulder injury.

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Ottawa holds off furious Calgary comeback to win Grey Cup in OT

In overtime, Henry Burris threw an 18 yard TD pass to Ernest Jackson to give Ottawa the lead. Less dramatic, but equally impressive, was Calgary's subsequent drive that travelled 79 yards in four plays, with Jerome Messam catching a 7-yarder from Bo Levi Mitchell for a touchdown to tie the game at 7-7.

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Hobbled or not, Rodgers on roll for Packers with Texans next

The Texans lost their flawless 5-0 record at home with a 21-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Brock Osweiler has had a rough season thus far in his first year of a $72 million contract, and recent play does not provide a great deal of optimism for the Texans going forward.

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Liverpool, Man U looking likely for EFL Cup final

And yet, inexplicably, Payet stood still as Antonio Valencia played Mkhitaryan through on goal, the Armenian squaring for Martial to fire home. But he said United's performance had filled him with "real happiness" and was quick to praise Mkhitaryan's contribution to a vibrant attacking display.

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England slip to 156/7 at lunch against India

And now after his 62 and unbeaten 6 runs at Mohali , he further strengthened his position and jumped a spot to No.3 in the batting charts. The hosts finished at 104-2 in 20.2 overs, chasing down the 103-run target with resolute ease. Anderson and Hameed stuck together for an annoying 10th wicket partnership before Anderson foolishly ran himself out for 5 leaving Hameed high and dry on 59 not out.

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Wait, now the Dolphins aren't expecting Parker to play?

He has been playing good football lately and deserves the accolades. A review of the last game will show Tannehill throwing into some tight windows and even more so this game. And when Gase says the season's about to change, he's not talking about winter. "That's what it's really about. If we have people pulling in different directions and this isn't their top priority, we'd rather not be around those type of people".

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England boss Gareth Southgate: 'Draconian' rules not suitable for players

Gareth Southgate has warned England's players they can not afford to take liberties with free time on worldwide duty. As Gareth has said himself, thinking correctly under pressure is really important for the England team and is important for anyone in what is a high pressure role'.

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Mourinho: Half-Time Pep Talk Was Catalyst For United Win

Mourinho's side took the lead through Zlatan Ibrahimovic but headed into half-time at 1-1 after former player Ashley Fletcher equalised for the visitors. "After the slow start, we recovered and looked good but you can't do the same [at the start of the second half]". " Goals plus performance means the real happiness ", Mourinho, who would not divulge where he watched the match, told Sky Sports .

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It hurts me to drop players, says United boss Mourinho

We've tried our best to win because the last game, on Sunday against West Ham , wasn't very good for us when we didn't win. As well as the €10m bonus for scoring 25 goals, documents leaked earlier this year suggested Martial could cost United another €10m if he reaches 25 worldwide appearances of 45 minutes or more , while at United - though at 15, he's some way off achieving this.

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Doc Rivers went nuts after getting a technical in Clippers-Nets game

Rivers discussed the foul with referee Lauren Holtkamp when referee Ken Mauer assessed a technical because Rivers crossed midcourt. Rivers walked down the court to argue a foul called by official, Lauren Holtkamp , with whom the Clippers have a little history .

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Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $15000 by NBA

We lost our humility, " Rivers said . "Anybody in the league knows, they say, you mess with the game and like you said , the basketball gods got us", Paul said . Sean Kilpatrick had his turn on the Nets point guard merry go round, and struggled, turning the ball over 5 times in the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Jabari Parker scored 22 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Nets 111-93 on Thursday night.

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Okay ~ Onto The MLB Winter Meetings. Five Year CBA Agreement In Place

Teams that exceed the threshold will pay similar tax rates to the current deal, unless they go way over the threshold, in which case their tax rate could jump to as high as 92 percent. As the deadline approached, the major sticking points between the two sides were the luxury tax and revenue sharing issues. The cap will continue to rise, to $197 million in 2018, $206 million in 2019, and $208 million in 2020 before reaching $210 million in 2021.

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Cowboys beat Vikings 17-15 for 11th straight win

On the conversion attempt, he attracted lots of pressure from the Cowboys' defence and his desperation toss to Adam Thielen wasn't even close. Because in a season of consistently disappointing ratings for the league, including its marquee games, the Cowboys have been the one real bright spot.

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Chapecoense: Brazilian Teams Make Heartwarming Offer Following Air Crash Tragedy

A charter plane carrying 81 people, including players from a rising Brazilian soccer team headed for a championship match, has crashed en route to Medillin's airport in Colombia, according to authorities. Six of the 77 people on the plane - three footballers, two crew and a journalist - survived the disaster. Defender Helio Neto remained in intensive care, while fellow defender Alan Ruschel had spine surgery.

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Trump Taps Ex-Marine General As Defense Secretary

Mattis , whose nickname is " Mad Dog ", was being celebrated by conservative pundits across social media, who were particularly excited about his reputation for "telling it like it is". In 2005 during a panel discussion, he commented about the Taliban that "it's fun to shoot people". Mattis continued to rise through the ranks and establish his credentials as a military thinker, co-authoring the USA military's new counterinsurgency manual with then-Army Lt.

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Tiger Woods returns with an impressive game

He just couldn't get off the course without a few mistakes costing him a lot of strokes. With seemingly the entire world watching the 14-time major champion play his first round since the Wyndham Championship in August 2015, Woods responded with a birdie on the par-five third hole and a trio of further gains from the sixth to the eighth.

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Leaders Liverpool held at Southampton

The visitors were short of their best at St Mary's Stadium , with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Nathaniel Clyne all guilty of missing good chances to snatch a victory. Because again we did well, we came through. "It was not a game where you have 20 chances, you have four or five, more than enough-especially how big these chances may have been".

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Patriots' Gronkowski to undergo back surgery

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery , could possibly miss 8 weeks. He missed New England's following game, a win over the 49ers, with a chest injury originally thought to be a punctured lung, but later downgraded .

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Sony's latest Walkman is perfect for Final Fantasy fans

It's where Square first used the combat like you see in Final Fantasy XV . "I feel that, in the hands of talented people, the original feel of the series is being brought back". Final Fantasy XV is available now for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In case you're wondering, Final Fantasy XV , by all accounts, is about four bros on a road trip who probably save the world at some point.

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Ohio State stays second in CFP rankings

The Lions' head-to-head win over Ohio State, even if a Big Ten title is piled on top of it, likely won't be enough to push them in and the Buckeyes out. Maybe the committee would place a ton of value on the conference championship, but since the Wolverines are now ranked at least four spots ahead of both , they should still be ranked ahead of the Big 12 champion after this weekend.

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Wallace says he has no regrets regarding time with Dolphins

The theory that turnover margin usually determines who wins an National Football League game was proven in Week 12. This team knows how to win now. "That's a respect kind of thing, I feel". Tannehill likely will need to maintain that level of play Sunday against a stout Baltimore Ravens' defense if Miami is to exit with a victory. This isn't unusual for the Dolphins during their six-game winning streak.

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A brilliant start, a bad finish and a 73 in Tiger's return

Playing his first round of competitive golf in 15 months, Tiger Woods carded a one-over 73 on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge from the Bahamas. But on the par-5 ninth, the course's longest hole at 603 yards, Woods sent his tee shot into tall weeds and sand left of the fairway and the 14-time major champion took the first bogey of his comeback, making the turn at three under to share fifth, three back of United States pace-setter J.B.


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