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Omagbemi: Falcons Are Ready For Big Final Clash Against Cameroon

Ejeh, who spoke to NAN in Abakaliki on Saturday, urged the Falcons to employ the same "on and off" field tactics which the Indomitable Lions employed to defeat the Super Eagles in the AFCON 2000 finals in Lagos. In 2004 final Nigeria thrashed Cameroon 5-0 and defeated them 2-0 in the final of the 2014 edition in Namibia. Though Nigeria has varying attacking options, much attention will definitely be on Asisat Oshoala who is the top scorer of the competition with six goals from four matches.

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Barbs fly over scrum ahead of England-Australia rugby test

Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has hit back at comments from Glen Ella that he was still having "nightmares" over England's 3-0 series win "Down Under" in June by indicating the former Australia worldwide was not a man for tough times. It seems a long time ago that Australia condemned England to and emphatic World Cup exit. "This team has. improved since they last met in Sydney as Eddie, whilst happy with the series win, always wants his team to move forward and they have, especially ...

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Ohio State clings to second in playoff rankings; Penn State 7th

However, as a fan of college football, I find the story of Penn State too good not to be accepted into the playoff if they ultimately win the conference. 2 in the polls- lost to Penn State 24-21 on October 22. Alabama and Ohio State are in - period. HOWEVER, the biggest key in all of this is the fact that Penn State defeated Ohio State 24-21 almost a month ago.

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Bayern Munich beat Mainz in German Bundesliga

Bayern Munich returned to the top of the table as Arjen Robben scored one and set up another against Mainz on his 150th appearance in the Bundesliga. The Poland global added another in second-half stoppage time after Arjen Robben had given Bayern a half-time lead on 21 minutes as the reigning champions went on to win 3-1.

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NHL's Panthers fire head coach in extremely embarrassing way

Viola must have been projecting pretty bad numbers going forward for Gallant and, for some reason, the team owner sees 60-year old Tom Rowe as the answer in what will be his first gig as an National Hockey League head coach. Apparently, the writing was on the wall for Gallant with the new regime. He had two more years remaining on his contract. In May, it meant a front office shuffle.

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Mourinho offers Schweinsteiger ray of light at Man United

German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger made his first appearance of the season against West Ham and Mourinho said the 32-year-old was the "powerful one" in negotiations with the club because he has a contract until June 2018. I like people who are determined". "He is another one in the squad working to have more chances". Martial doubled his tally for this season with two goals against West Ham and looks to be responding to some pointed comments by Mourinho in the British media.

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Pep Guardiola pleased with Manchester City's schedule management

However, after apologising for his representative's comments, Toure returned to the starting lineup in some style last weekend, scoring two goals - including the victor - as City downed Crystal Palace 2-1 in the Premier League. Fernando was essential to City's game plan in Lancashire on Saturday and he played his role to perfection. Before the game they were the second best in the league in home games, just Chelsea better.

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Luck returns to full practice work for Indianapolis

The good news for the Colts is Luck participated in Wednesday's practice with no restrictions and said he felt great. "It can be an opportunity for a big play both ways, and we'd like to make sure they are big plays in our favor". Contingent on Luck playing-which I believe he will-I'm taking the Colts to cover here. They were in the same position at this time past year. A three-way tie at 8-8 would make things very interesting.

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Black Unemployment: 8.1% -- National Unemployment: 4

The unemployment rate had been expected to remain unchanged. Also important is the fact that long-term unemployment - particularly devastating, because the longer you're out of a job, the harder it can be to find one - has declined remarkably in the last five years, as Fusion's Felix Salmon noted on Twitter .

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Pac-12 Championship Open Thread

However, until Alabama shows the rest of the country that they are beatable, then it's going to be a major task for the Huskies to pull off the upset. If the Buffaloes are the highest-ranked Pac-12 team (behind UW) when the final rankings are released on Sunday, the Rose Bowl will be obligated to invite them.

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A softened, grateful Tiger Woods finds support from rivals he inspired

I had a couple of knee surgeries back then. 'When you're dealing with a spine, when you're dealing with nerves, it's a totally different deal. His exercise was limited to walking, and Woods admitted that he could not "see the light at the end of the tunnel".

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Nerlens Noel rehabs with D-League team, to rejoin Sixers on Thursday

As a result, there won't be a practice opportunity for Noel. It's quite hard to gauge when the Sixers will end up actually finding a partner willing to deal for an unhappy big man who has found himself on the bench with injury a couple of times, but as Marc Stein has expressed, the team will do all it can to accommodate Noel's demands.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger could stay at Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho

Anthony Martial booked his side's place in the last four with two goals early in the second half after former United player Anthony Fletcher had cancelled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's early opener. Manchester United , we were there last season, and in August, and it's something a club like United is used to - going back to Wembley on a regular basis.

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Patriots players seem to be making excuses for Darrelle Revis’ poor play

So this year I've just been trying to make sure I go out there and do exactly what I know I can do. "I try to show up and just do my best". Tom did a great job, but so did the other 45 guys. The Jets grabbed a 17-13 lead with 10:17 left when Quincy Enunwa leaped over Malcolm Butler in the end zone to bring in a pass from Fitzpatrick.

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Raiders' Derek Carr: Khalil Mack 'in a class of his own'

Carr, who injured the finger on a snap from under center, said it was " probably some of the most pain I've ever felt in my life ", but didn't sound like he'd miss any time. Newton tossed two perfectly thrown deep balls to wideouts Ted Ginn Jr. and Kelvin Benjamin . Undaunted, Carr comes back, leads the Raiders on a clutch drive with several 3rd-and-long completions, finds Clive Walford for a score then hits Seth Roberts for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 32-32.

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Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State Prediction Roundtable - What's Going To Happen

That gives OSU a legitimate shot at an upset if it ramps up the tempo on offense to generate more plays, more possessions and more scoring opportunities versus the Sooners' lackluster D. With some of the other championship games not forming the way some would've hoped, this has the potential to be the best and most entertaining game of the weekend.

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Maradona, Messi among those mourning Brazilian team killed in Colombia crash

The team was traveling from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin's worldwide airport when the plane it was on crashed around 10 p.m. ET about 18 miles from its destination. It was the first time the small club from Chapeco had reached the final of a major South American club competition but they were underdogs against a club going for a rare double after winning the Copa Libertadores in July.

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Longhorns hire Tom Herman as new coach

In only two years at Houston , he led a quick turnaround and produced a 22-4 record. Herman was also pursued by LSU, but reportedly informed LSU officials at 5am Saturday that his strong preference was to coach in Austin. "We will win championships", at Texas, Herman said, sounding the key note his new fans want to hear. For those wondering about Jeff Traylor, the tight ends coach under Charlie Strong who was so successful recruiting in his native East Texas, Horns247 is reporting that ...

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Badgers History in Big Ten Title Game

For the Nittany Lions and Badgers, winning a conference championship hasn't gotten stale. Penn State's run to the Big Ten championship game could be the most unlikely thing to happen in all of college football this season; but they did it.

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Ottawa Redblacks win Grey Cup classic 39-33 in overtime

Congratulations to Henry Burris and the Ottawa RedBlacks and thank-you to the Calgary Stampeders for an incredible season. The Ottawa Redblacks proved that with their 39-33 victory Sunday over the Calgary Stampeders in one of the most entertaining Grey Cup games ever.

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Dead-eye Dodt bosses the tees to retain Australian PGA lead

A new found mental approach is proving a winning formula for the two time European Tour victor who says he will draw on those victories in tomorrow's final round. An enormous 400-yard drive at the 15 hole set up an eagle, then he produced another one at the par-four 17. He had double-bogey at that same hold - plus the 16th - on Friday, so the big tee shot was a confidence boost.

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Lewis Hamilton did exactly what I would have done, claims Max Verstappen

But Hamilton felt that he didn't cross any line on Sunday night. Only the third German world champion since Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, Rosberg has raced to nine wins this season, only three of which he scored after Hamilton ran into auto trouble.

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Ronaldo Has Closed Ballon d'Or Debate With Atletico Hat-Trick - Zidane

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Alfredo Di Stefano's record as the highest scorer in the history of the Madrid derby by scoring a hat trick against Atletico Madrid. However, he has been doing fine in the training and there are no sign of pain showed by him. "We're going into it in good shape and we've got players back following the worldwide break", Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said.

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Michigan-Ohio State will have unrivaled impact on playoffs

Would the committee choose to put Ohio State in and leave Penn State out? The Gophers need him to keep doing what he's been doing if they hope to upset fifth-ranked Wisconsin (No. The Badgers are the top-ranked team with two losses. The Huskies remain the conference favorite for an opportunity to represent the Pac-12 in the College Football Playoffs.

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Kane at the double as Tottenham snatch last-gasp win

Rose admits Tottenham are still trying to get over the heartache of last season as they head into another must-win game against Monaco in the Champions League. Both Kane and Alli are young players who have played a lot of games early in their career. Now, it seems that that Kane can be added to the "unavailable" list.

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Too early to talk of the title, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

This seems a fairly reasonable assessment of the situation, although it does cheekily ignore the presence of Arsenal, even though they lie just two points behind City and Liverpool and just three behind Chelsea themselves. Former Chelsea and Celtic striker Chris Sutton said on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5live on Monday evening (broadcast from 7pm, November 28, 2016 ) that Tottenham Hotspur will improve.

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Faf du Plessis escapes with fine

The matter will now be heard by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, but a date for the hearing is yet to be decided. While a decision about the appeal has not been decided upin, Haroon Lorgat, Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive, has sought clarity regarding the rules for shining the ball.

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Tiger Woods 'dialed in,' shoots bogey-free 65 at Hero World Challenge

But therein lies perhaps the biggest reason for optimism as Woods looks to 2017 and beyond. As for the late collapse in round one, Woods blamed that on shotmaking errors rather than fatigue. Tiger Woods, right, walks off the 18th hole with his caddie Joe LaCava, left, after playing the second round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Friday, Dec.

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Mack Attack: Bills get ready for Raiders star from UB

That being said, the Raiders defense will be put to task, and will have to play better than average to be able to beat this talented Buffalo team. Last year, Mack became the first player in National Football League history to be named All-Pro at two different positions (defensive end and linebacker).

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Bayern's Mats Hummels wrong over Dortmund visit - Lothar Matthaus

Dortmund , who were wearing black armbands following the death of former player Alfred "Aki" Schmidt, enjoyed their first home win over Bayern since April 2012. Bayern will look to bounce back when they head to Russian Federation to take on FC Rostov in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ancelotti does, though, have Franck Ribery back available.

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San Antonio Alleged Cop-Killer: 'I Was Upset'

A police officer in Sanibel, on the picturesque island of the same name off the Florida coast, was shot and wounded during a "routine" traffic stop, officials said . An officer with the Gladstone, Missouri, police department near Kansas City was shot, while the suspect was shot and killed. Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference Monday morning that he thinks "the uniform was the target" in the shooting of Det.

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Kevin Love Torched The Portland Trailblazer, Scored 34 Points In 1 Quarter

Cleveland's record for points in a half is 83, set on January 15, 1993. One game after he scored 34 points in the first quarter on Wednesday, Love made seven more 3-pointers Friday to give him 15 in the last two games. Most of his points were assisted by the King, LeBron James , who also shined last night dropping a triple double . James had a triple-double against Portland, and rang up 19 points and 11 assists against Dallas.

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Disturbing Ice Rink Shuts Down After Freezing 5000 Fish Into Surface

About 25 different kinds of fish could be seen under the 250-metre (820-foot) -long ice circuit. Space World, in the southern city of Kitakyushu , had opened its aquarium-themed attraction earlier this month. "Misunderstandings spread on the internet that the fish were frozen while they were still alive, but that was not the case", the spokesperson told newspaper Asahi Shimbun .

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Giants K Gould wins in return to Chicago

With the three headed monster not at its best, Cruz, Beckham, and Shepard each still played a role in the win with Shepard catching a touchdown pass in the 2nd quarter. The main reason they struggle on the ground and how the Bears' front seven attacks Ereck Flowers, Marshall Newhouse , Weston Richburg, John Jerry and Bobby Hart across the front could dictate the outcome of the game.

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LeBron wears Cubs uniform after losing bet to D-Wade

Dwayne Wade is gearing up for a showdown against former teammate and close friend, LeBron James and has stated he sacrificed more of his game when the pair played together at Miami. But when the all-star players share the court tonight, there will be no memories of the past running through James' mind. Through the LeBron James Family Foundation the Akron native has partnered with The University of Akron to guarantee four-year scholarships to qualifying children in James's Akron I PROMISE ...


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