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Westbrook with another triple-double as Thunder down Knicks

Westbrook averaged 32 points against the Knicks in two games last season. Westbrook is averaging 31.2 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 11.2 assists heading into Monday's game at the New York Knicks. Replicating the same success will be a hard task, as Westbrook has historically struggled when matched against NY point guard Derrick Rose . He is good enough to help the Thunder win games, but isn't a big enough star to command the ball away from Westbrook .

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Cristiano Ronaldo WILL win the Ballon d'Or, claims Zinedine Zidane

We've done things well so far and we want to continue in this vein. Though Atletico has struggled to find the momentum this season, they have a huge advantage over their rivals at home, where they remain unbeaten in 22 league games in a row.

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Sanchez Bags Hat-Trick As Gunners Hit Five

West Ham were only 1-0 down after 70 minutes but collapsed late as Arsenal turned the game into a rout. And Wenger acknowledged that Sanchez seems to be enjoying himself more on the pitch in that role. The Chilean fizzed a decent 25-yard drive past the post after an hour and later showed wonderful awareness to bring the ball down his chest and slip in Theo Walcott, who had a low drive blocked by Arthur Masuaku.

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Kremlin Spokesman Says He's "Proud" of Wife's Holocaust Ice-Skating Number

Olympic figure skating champion Tatiana Navka has come under fire after performing a Holocaust-inspired routine with actor Andrey Burkoskiy on Saturday night's episode of a Russian ice dancing reality TV show. "Motifs from the Holocaust are not for parties, not for dance and not for reality (TV)", Culture Minister Miri Regev told Army Radio Sunday. "Necessary viewing!" she captioned her post, which was written in Russian.

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LeBron James named SI's Sportsperson of the Year

Rajon Rondo had his first triple double for the Bulls with 15 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Griffin recorded a double-double thanks to 27 points and 10 rebounds, while team-mate Paul had 17 points and 13 assists. "To be completely honest, it's not", James said after Cavs shootaround Thursday prior to their game against the Los Angeles Clippers. "Fred's been doing a helluva job early in the season just figuring out how he wants to play".

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Browns to start Josh McCown at QB for Cody Kessler

He got the ball early and often, finishing the day with 201 yards from scrimmage. They had no choice but to pass on almost every down when they got two touchdowns behind. It was a sack party for the Steelers in Cleveland on Sunday. With 77.5 career sacks, the record now belongs to Harrison . Hello Mr. Cam Robinson from Alabama, Pat Elflein from THE Ohio State University or Dan Feeney from Indiana-and free agency, as fixing the offensive line will rectify the constant parade of defenders ...

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Harrison emotional after setting Steelers sack record

Bell's extraordinary effort made him the first player in franchise history to rack up 200 yards or more from scrimmage on four occasions. This was the best rushing performance the Steelers have had in weeks. Both quarterbacks only competed 50% of their passes. That's as close as the Browns would come though. It was a sack party for the Steelers in Cleveland on Sunday.

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Tom Brady has a memorable game in Patriots' comeback win over Jets

In the fourth quarter, the action really picked up. In the final five minutes, he completed six of nine passes, culminating with a Mitchell touchdown for the win. Edelman had two drops, whereas Mitchell was more the "go-to guy" type. Mitchell, who sustained the grisly wrist injury in the preseason and was feared lost for the season, caught both Brady touchdown passes and had five catches for 42 yards.

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Jones' Monday Night Blitz: Breaking Down Patriots-Jets

Tom does a great job of that. On the winning touchdown drive, Brady was 6-for-9 for 83 yards. After watching the Brady drive to put the Patriots ahead, he appeared to have a little more bounce to his step at the end of the game. Brady was 30-for-50 for 286 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Fitzpatrick, back as the starter after missing New York's last game because of a sprained knee, was 22 of 32 for 269 yards.

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Role is to restore United DNA and build future, says Mourinho

The Portuguese manager, in his first season at United, needs to close an eight-point gap that exists at present between United and fourth place in the English Premier League. Mourinho's side have won just two of their last ten league games and have drawn four consecutive home games in the league during their wretched run of form.

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Questioning the Florida-Alabama game for the SEC Championship

Together they have brought in 110 passes for for nearly 1,500 yards and 14 scores. Hurts is the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Crimson Tide since Vince Sutton in 1984 and has already broken a few school records in his first collegiate season.

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Texans Def/Spec Team: Texans rule out Clowney

The South Division of the AFC is the only division in the conference with just one team above.500 into December and that's Sunday's opponent for the Green Bay Packers , the Houston Texans at 6-5. The passing game is really humming for the Packers with Rodgers closing in on 30 touchdown passes. The Texans' offense has struggled throughout the season.

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Man United not putting in extra work on finishing - Mourinho

He's working harder than before to be honest, ' he said ahead of the Everton clash. I can say that. Koeman oversaw both of those league title wins and the early stages of Ibrahimovic's development and, speaking at his pre-match media conference, said the striker's quality was immediately obvious.

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Patriots officially place Rob Gronkowski on season-ending IR

He exited New England's Week 12 win over the New York Jets with a back injury and underwent surgery Friday. After spending the first half of the season on the injury report with a hamstring problem, Gronkowski was hurt again on November 13.

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José Mourinho praises Henrikh Mkhitaryan after star performance

Martial was denied his second and United's third on 56 minutes when Adrian stopped his effort from 12 yards out after he was played in by Rooney. 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.

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Baylor at West Virginia

If we are going to beat anybody, we have to take care of the ball. Then West Virginia reeled off 21 unanswered points, including Howard's 1-yard sneak set up by Marvin Gross' strip-sack of Smith at the Bears' 6. Holgorsen, 45, earned $2.9 million this season, including a base salary of $250,000. Holgorsen hadn't received a contract extension since signing a six-year deal in August 2012 after winning the Orange Bowl in his first season in 2011.

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Eagles defense deserves blame for Packers loss

Despite tough coverage, Rodger's throw landed right in Adams' arms. After that, you know, playing with so many guys, when Jordan went out, moving parts, things like that. Split him out on his own side and made some plays. The Eagles had no sacks and no takeaways. "His ability to make those throws and their receivers made great catches".

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Eddie Jones challenges England players to 'keep on improving'

On Friday Jones hit back: "It doesn't worry me at all". This week, Cheika said Jones had tarnished his legacy in his native Australia because of comments made during the summer about the Australian media orchestrating a campaign against his side.

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Marotta: Best to laugh at Pogba comments

For me, it's just normal, ' Pogba said in an interview with Sky Sports . "I love to watch them play". Not a bad selection of talents to look up to. I didn't want to be anything other than a footballer'. "But I wasn't born with shiny things". "My brothers were in the same bed". "I wasn't really interested in girls".

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Everything you need to know about conference championship games

It was Rapp who put the game away, intercepting Liufau's first two passes of the second half to help turn a seven-point halftime lead into a 17-point advantage less than four minutes into the third quarter. The Huskies, for the first time in 16 years, are back on top of the Pac-12 Conference. While it's not typically a positive to have a key part of your offense shut down in back-to-back weeks, the Huskies can lay claim to just that.

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The College Football Playoff scenarios are actually pretty simple

With Ohio State snug at No. 2 and not playing, it also seems to be safe. However, the Ohio State Buckeyes joined them in the rankings, but weren't even in the Big Ten title game . 6 Wisconsin Badgers. If Clemson at No. 3 beats No. 23 Virginia Tech in the ACC title game , it's in. Most experts believe Ohio State (11-1), even though it won't play for the Big Ten championship , stamped its ticket for the playoffs with a 30-27 victory over MI in double overtime Saturday at Ohio ...

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RSM: Hughes wins playoff with par

Horschel was headed home feeling empty. "It was nice to bounce back and to feel like I'm going this way, not stepping back", Hughes said. "I'm disappointed I'm not still in this playoff but I have a lot to hold my head up about", Horschel said.

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Dickerson no longer welcome on Rams' sideline

Dickerson, who has been publicly critical of the Rams during their 4-7 season, said he never would attend another Rams game while Fisher was coach. During the interview the Hall of Fame running back stated that he received a phone call from Jeff Fisher letting him know that he was not allowed on the sidelines.

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Cricket; Hameed to miss remainder of India series

With England still 56 runs behind and four wickets down, Kohli & Co. will look to wrap this innings quickly despite the fact that Joe Root is still at the crease. It took just two balls for Ravindra Jadeja to send nightwatchman Gareth Batty packing with the spinner getting one to straighten and stay low to trap him leg before for nought.

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5 best shots of Tiger Woods' round

A pair of double bogeys over the final three holes ruined an otherwise impressive return, and Woods shot 40 on the back nine at Albany Golf Club and had to settle for a 1-over 73. Despite his struggles, the 898th-ranked Woods kept a positive outlook. I hit the ball in three bushes and a water (hazard). He turned in 33 strokes (3 under) but was unable to sustain it on the back nine, where his only birdie came at the par-5 15th.

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Rosberg wants to 'drop' Hamilton tactics talk

Lewis Hamilton has pulled out of tyre testing in Abu Dhabi after feeling unwell a few laps in. "It's too hypothetical. For me, there's no sense in talking about this story", Rosberg said. "There is no rush or time pressure with anything", a Mercedes spokesperson said on Monday when asked about possible action being taken. He said it was always obvious that outgoing champion Lewis Hamilton would have to "back up" Nico Rosberg in a last ditch bid to foil the German's title bid.

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Kirk Cousins Talks Postgame Exchange with Redskins GM After Win vs. Packers

Not one Washington fan among the 77,137 who exited here on Sunday night was hand-wringing over Cousins or their team. The Redskins did a great job in stopping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers last week, but Green Bay can't run the ball and that could be the difference when facing the Cowboys.

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Mitchell Starc stars as South Africa are dominated by Australia in Adelaide

Australia , energised by five new faces in response to two defeats to South Africa , chased down 127 runs for victory after dismissing the visiting side for 250 on the fourth day of the pink-ball Test. This effectively negated the absence of AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn plus the loss of form of Hashim Amla. Australia's Steven Smith, left, and Matt Renshaw run between wickets at the end of their cricket test match against South Africa in Adelaide , Australia, Sunday, Nov.

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Liverpool wait on Lallana and Firmino but Sturridge out of Bournemouth clash

But, while the Croatian says he prefers coming up against more expansive sides such as Sunday's opponents, he expects collecting three points to prove as hard as ever. We only want the right solution, not any solution". There's no compelling reason for Klopp to even begin to reconsider his decision when Liverpool are thriving in Sakho's absence, a bitter fact that is probably not lost on the player and his representatives.

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A Tale of Two Halves Results in Jaguars Fifth Straight Loss

The missed calls and referees weren't why the Jaguars lost the game, though. INJURIES: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley provided no updates on his players who were injured on Sunday. Jacksonville answered back by moving down the field and scoring on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marqise Lee take a 14-13 lead. As insane as it seems, the 75-yard touchdown run was the longest of LeSean McCoy's career and it was quite impressive.

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Philippe Coutinho set for ankle scan on Monday

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho arrived at hospital on Monday morning to undergo further scans on his injured ankle to reveal the extent of the damage. Speaking about the injury situation Klopp says he will not risk his players for the club game and listen to his player's intuition. They are all quality players but we don't look for excuses.

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Penn State still trails Ohio State, Michigan in playoff rankings

Clemson gets in by winning the ACC championship . The committee has indicated several times in its rankings this season that it isn't overly impressed with Washington's resume compared to other top teams. In: If the committee wants to avoid the Big-10 controversy - of which there will be plenty - then why not forgo them both and put the Pac-12 champion Colorado Buffaloes in the Playoffs? But I'm holding out a slight sliver of doubt.

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Kamryn Pettway: Kamryn Pettway (leg) will play in Iron Bowl

Auburn's is pretty good, too. The Tigers appeared to be on the wrong track after a 1-2 start, but a last-second victory over LSU sparked this team. The offense responded positively, showing a better overall rhythm and direction under Lashlee's watch.

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No. 1 Alabama knocks off Auburn in 81st Iron Bowl

After a frustrating 1-2 start, Malzahn publicly handed the offensive play-calling duties over to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and immediately after that announcement, Auburn focused on a single quarterback and less complex offensive attack.

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique frustrated: We deserved to win

But Ramos headed in Luka Modric's free-kick in the 90th minute to secure a draw for the visitors, keeping their six-point advantage at the top of LaLiga. "There is still a long way to go, but we depend on ourselves". But Iniesta, who came on in the second half for his first appearance since sustaining a knee ligament injury in October, felt it was unfair to pin blame for the result on his Turkish team-mate.


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