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Alexis Sanchez at the double as Arsenal see off Bournemouth

Arsene Wenger handed Mathieu Debuchy a surprise recall for Arsenal's win over Bournemouth - and then admitted he thought the defender might get injured after he was forced off early in the contest. Bournemouth still occasionally looked unsafe on the counterattack as they threatened to pull level once more and had a second penalty turned down despite the ball appearing to strike Monreal on the arm inside the box.

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Sir Jackie Stewart says Mercedes should punish 'little ballerina' Lewis Hamilton

But Jackie Stewart, the triple champion who won his titles in 1969, 1971 and 1973, suspects Rosberg might have a harder time even if a weight has been lifted. Hamilton did this by driving to within the full parameters of his Mercedes auto, but also ensuring Rosberg was unable to pass. Mercedes took a dim view of his tactics however, as they feared it would cost the team a victory.

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Oregon Football Fires Mark Helfrich After Disappointing 4-8 Season

Helfrich has been with the team for four years and had a total record of 37 -16. There's also Scott Frost, the offensive coordinator from 2013-15 who improved UCF from winless to six wins in his first season as head coach. Asked if there's any chance he will return to Oregon, Kelly shook his head and said, "No ". Helfrich helped recruit and groom quarterback Marcus Mariota, who won the 2014 Heisman Trophy while leading the Ducks to the title game.

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Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri perplexed by Jamie Vardy's goal drought

Unbowed, Alan Pardew's Palace came roaring back, James Tomkins forcing home a corner and Jack Cork deflecting the ball into his own net before Christian Benteke put the visitors 4-3 up with just six minutes left. "I'm not anxious. But I am a very pragmatic man". The reigning Premier League champions have only won one of their last seven Premier League matches, but have enjoyed success in the Champions League , where they booked their spot in the round of 16 on Tuesday.

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Big Ten leaves a big mess for CFP

Penn State's upset victory over Ohio State in October ensured that the Nittany Lions would represent the East instead of the Buckeyes. "Jim Harbaugh spoke for all MI fans and the Big Ten has chose to fine him, that's the Big Ten's business", Brandstatter said.

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Australia wins in pink-ball Test against South Africa

Australia's victory saw off the threat of South Africa walking away with an unprecedented series whitewash in Australia . Numerous batsmen lacked the type of fortitude they exuded in spades during the opening two Tests. "I said before the series this will be a great tour for young guys to make names for themselves, and the guys did that", du Plessis said. From a batting point of view, everyone put their hand up.

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Cowboys win 11th straight

Bryant caught an 8-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter after a fumbled punt by Adam Thielen of Minnesota. Dez Bryant scored a fourth-quarter touchdown one play after the Cowboys' first takeaway since October 30, and Dallas (11-1) won its 11th consecutive game to tie a franchise record.

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Colorado football players charged after fight outside bar

Colorado suspended redshirt junior TE Chris Hill and senior WR Jaleel Awini for Friday's Pac-12 Championship game against Washington. According to a police report, he was found with Ziploc bags with suspected cocaine. Hill fled the scene but was later chased down. A witness told police that Awini told Hill, "I'm going to f-- you up". Hill was cited for third-degree assault.

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Joel Embiid Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

In fact, few people are even close. It's unbelievable that Embiid could capture this award given how often (or, rather, infrequently) he's been on the court for the Sixers so far this season. Joel Embiid started the season on a strict 20-minute restriction. The rookie center was set to play 28 minutes starting with Wednesday night's game against the Sacramento Kings.

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Trevor Siemian likely to miss Sunday's Broncos game

Siemian was injured on the last sack, by Kansas City outside linebacker Tamba Hali, after the Broncos' first possession in overtime. A first-round pick in April, Lynch went 23 of 35 for 223 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his previous start versus Atlanta in October.

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Broncos try to keep pace in AFC vs winless-at-home Jaguars

Lynch, whom the Broncos traded up to draft with the 26th pick in April, lost his first start when he filled in for Siemian against the Atlanta Falcons in October. Jackson parleyed his success in Denver into a bigger contract with the Jaguars than the Broncos were willing to offer. Kubiak mentioned he was injured on the first play of the game, but played through it.

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Ranieri, Zidane and Santos up for FIFA coach award

Claudio Ranieri is on the three-man shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's Coach Award alongside Zinedine Zidane and Fernando Santos. The women's coach shortlist consists of German Silvia Neid, who won the award twice before and stepped down after Olympic gold in Rio; US coach Jill Ellis who won the award in 2015; and 2012 victor Pia Sundhage who guided Sweden team to Olympic silver.

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Major League Baseball players, owners reach 5-year CBA agreement

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the deal, reached Wednesday evening in Irving, Texas , had not been announced. While exact changes are not yet known, the changes made will include changes to the sacrificing of compensatory draft picks by teams signing players who have received a qualifying offer from the player's former team.

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Ex-NFL running back shot, killed in apparent road-rage dispute

The inside of McKnight's vehicle had not been searched. One female witness said she saw a man with a gun yelling at another man, who was trying to apologize. After suffering from a torn Achilles' tendon, he ended up at CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders this past fall. McKnight was a standout athlete at John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, Louisiana.

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Southgate confirmed as new England boss

Southgate was the only candidate the organisation spoke to and an existing member of FA staff but Glenn insists the three-hour meeting, which took place at St George's Park last Monday, was no formality. When Roy Hodgson was sacked after England's dismal Euro 2016 campaign, Southgate said was not ready for the senior job but has now been catapulted into the limelight after impressing the FA hierarchy during his brief interim spell.

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Derrick Rose could play his way to contract security with Knicks

Rose still has to adjust. "Rose may not be the point guard he once was, but there will be no question who the Knicks' floor leader will be next season - as long as Rose can stay healthy". The New York Knicks can sign Derrick Rose to an extension of three years with 7.5 increases only on December 22. "I haven't talked to them about it".

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New York Knicks: Could Derrick Rose get a contract extension?

So when the New York Knicks traded for Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Brook Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon, expectations are high. And who knows, maybe Rose's revitalization on the court partly can be accredited to Anderson - who ironically hails from Chicago, where Rose spent seven seasons with the Bulls.

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England thrashes Fiji at Twickenham

Members of the Fiji squad who will run out at Twickenham this weekend are paid a mere £60 a day, a sum dwarfed by the £22,000 England players receive for each global. "We are only 11 games into what we have started here". The Pumas finished bottom of the Rugby Championship, although Jones views them as the second best team in this year's competition, and Youngs is wary of their threat despite their 19-16 loss to Scotland on Saturday.

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Doc Rivers ejected in Clippers' double-overtime loss

This is only Kilpatrick's 51st career game. While he clearly deserved it for the play, Holtkamp did not call a technical foul which could have potentially decided a close game. In a span of 2:10, Kilpatrick scored 12 straight Brooklyn points to get the game from 94-87 to 99-99 with 3:37 remaining on an 18-footer. "We were walking around like we done something and that bothers me because we've done (nothing)".

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Rivers ejected in Clippers' loss

Rivers exploded after being given the technical foul ( video here ) and told Mauer he was wrong. "And, for us to walk around against a team, to me, that's playing their hearts out every night to just win one game, for us to walk around like we've done something, it bothers me on a basketball level".

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Cristiano Ronaldo could have joined Barcelona!

The Frenchman also ended the 2015-16 season as his club side's top goalscorer, helping Atleti to third in La Liga, and to a tight final defeat to Ronaldo's Real in the Champions League . The world will see how humble he is when Barcelona hosts Real Madrid at Camp Nou for the latest El Clasico . "I think [Lionel Messi] is the best player in the history of football", he added.

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Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1 after winning world championship

My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everybody who supported me to make that dream happen". "I want to take the opportunity to announce that I have chose to end my Formula 1 career in this moment here", said Rosberg. Rosberg retires with 23 wins, and one World Championship. "The clarity of his judgement meant I accepted his decision straight away when he told me", he added.

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Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1 after winning world championship

My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everybody who supported me to make that dream happen". "I want to take the opportunity to announce that I have chose to end my Formula 1 career in this moment here", said Rosberg. Rosberg retires with 23 wins, and one World Championship. "The clarity of his judgement meant I accepted his decision straight away when he told me", he added.

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Hamilton calm about Mercedes 'headmaster' summons

Dino Chiesa, the former karting manager of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton , was moved to tears by the outcome of their Formula One title duel on Sunday. "He has the same auto as me so in fast corners there was no way for me to get past and then he backed off in the next part where you can't overtake".

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Giants prepared for 'hostile environment' vs. Steelers

He has something to do tomorrow, so he popped in and sat in on a few meetings with us today. He isn't just a dual-threat back, he's an elite runner and pass-catcher out of the backfield. "We'll always be linked together", Roethlisberger said. Their run blocking is restored up front to give them a big edge over the Giants' more banged-up line.

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Pochettino: Spurs will continue at Wembley

Tottenham's hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16 were ended by Monaco, which will progress as Group E victor following a 2-1 victory at Stade Louis II on Tuesday. "I don't think it (negative comments) will help us today or in the future". "It's an advantage but we need to be ready, we need to be strong and like always, to show character and to be competitive".

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Russell Westbrook Ties LeBron James for Active Lead in Triple-Doubles

Westbrook notched 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists to lead the Thunder past the New York Knicks 112-103 on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time). Last season's champions the Cleveland Cavaliers square off against the NBA's strugglers in the Philadelphia 76ers with all of their top players in form.

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Trump Picks Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

Despite the concerns raised, school choice, is popular with many education reformers like Devos . A native of Michigan , Betsy DeVos has spent decades advocating for school choice reforms and helping underserved children gain access to quality education .

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Kane signs new Spurs deal

But the youngster refused to sign a scholarship contract with Spurs last season, and left the club to attempt to sign with Chelsea as a youth trialist. It's further affirmation that Spurs are heading in the right direction and it's a statement to the rest of the league that they can keep hold of their best talents and eyes are no longer looking elsewhere at the first opportunity.

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Joe Root backs 'brilliant leader' Alastair Cook to remain as England captain

He will stay with the squad and continue to receive medical support in India before returning to England on December 8. Probably a little bit harder to score here than it was there - 400 was par and we were below it. Dawson, the all-rounder from Hampshire who made his ODI and Twenty20 debuts this year, is also expected to join the team next week. Dawson has player for England Lions and is now playing for Rangpur Raiders in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

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Saquon Barkley: Barkley (foot) ready for Big Ten title game

So the fate of the victor is hard to determine and some players aren't spending much time worrying about it. "I feel really good", Barkley said. "[The touchdown] got the stadium back involved, got the fans back involved and we've really kind of made plays from that game on".

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Chargers ready to exercise L.A. option "barring a miracle"

San Diego is the 12th-most attractive metropolitan area in the country, per Kroenke's report, and Oakland's gross domestic product is expected to rise above San Francisco's in 10 to 15 years. If the Chargers move a couple hours North, one question that would come up is where would they play? The move to Los Angeles will be a costly one for the Chargers as they will have to pay somewhere in the range of $650 million as a relocation over the next decade.

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National Football League report: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to have back surgery

It has always been too soon to say this, but the Patriots dynasty could be coming to an end sooner rather than later. The Patriots said Gronkowski sustained a hit to the chest November 13 against Seattle that resulted in a pulmonary contusion to his lung.

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Lewis Hamilton voted best driver, world champion Nico Rosberg ranked third

Felipe Massa was ninth in the final race of his career. "I'm sorry, but when you are paid between 20 and 30 million pounds a year and you are told to do something you have got to do it". "To be the best you have to think you know best". In a frantic opening lap, Verstappen spun after touching the Force India vehicle of German Nico Hulkenberg, dropping him to 17th as he rejoined and advanced through the pack.

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Darren Sharper Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison In Disturbing Rape Case

Sharper and the unfathomable effect he has had on the two alleged victims", the judge said. He later pleaded guilty in Louisiana to federal charges of drugging women so he could rape them and state charges to three rape counts. Before today's sentencing in Los Angeles , one of the women spoke in the courtroom, theTimes reported. The woman said surfing had always been her passion but her drive suffered greatly as she coped with the trauma.


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