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Costa breathes sigh of relief as De Bruyne and Man City misfire

At the end of the match Kun Aguero was red carded after a nasty attack on David Luiz. As Chelsea won 3-1, Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were both sent off at the same time for violent conduct on David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas . De Bruyne somehow hit the bar inside the six-yard box, Aguero was again denied and after dealing with an Ilkay Gundogan cross in their own penalty area, Chelsea charged forward where Hazard and Costa sliced the City defence apart to play in Willian for ...

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Pardew: Palace midfield 'had the edge'; Yaya scores twice

Asked if Toure had been selected to allow other players to rest in preparation for Wednesday's Champions League trip to Borussia Monchengladbach, Guardiola responded: "It's for many, many, many reasons". "The little tiny margins - It's not like teams are running away from us and we're are looking uncomfortable or you could doubt our work rate - I thought today it was phenomenal".

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Russian Federation making progress but IAAF ban stays in place

Warning that "we can not let this happen again", Coe said too much power had been concentrated in too few hands under his predecessor, Lamine Diack, now facing corruption and money-laundering charges in France. There will be no decision before February on whether Russian Federation has done enough for its track and field athletes to be allowed back into worldwide competition, the head of a task force monitoring the country's anti-doping efforts said.

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Del Potro's comeback fuels Argentina's upset of Croatia for Davis Cup

But Del Potro, who rallied from behind to overcome Andy Murray in a five-set epic in the semi-final, displayed more remarkable resilience and produced an outrageous "tweener" to begin the third set. What Del Potro did was awesome, his achievement borders the impossible. Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic has described leading his country to Davis Cup glory as a "great honour".

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'Anarchy does not work in any team' - Mercedes consider Hamilton action

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff warned of potential "anarchy" and said he had yet to decide how to respond to a situation that threatened to undermine the team. The 31-year-old has always been known as an inconsistent performer on the race circuit and has not received the plaudits he deserves as compared to Hamilton who is called by some observers as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.

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Bournemouth comeback stuns Liverpool in south coast thriller

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Klopp had no complaints about the manner of the defeat, saying: "It's absolutely a deserved win for Bournemouth - congratulations on this performance and this big fight". Liverpool suffered a blow last weekend after Philippe Coutinho suffered ankle ligament damage during their 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Anfield in the Premier League.

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Monaco rout Bastia, PSG flop at Montpellier

I think we lost the game before we played the game. "We did not deserve to win that game, that's the truth", he said. PSG face Ludogorets of Bulgaria in the Champions League on Tuesday as they try to seal top spot in Group A before taking on Nice next weekend, but they were blindsided by a Montpellier outfit that had won just three times in 15 matches this season.

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Spurs need Kane to keep firing

So we need to recover the points we have lost and that is why this game is so important. Kane has only recently returned from a lengthy lay-off with a serious ankle injury and completed the full ninety minutes during a dramatic 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday evening.

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Packers Show With Rodgers They Have A Puncher's Chance

At least not yet. Adams is second on the Packers to Jordy Nelson with 58 catches so far this season, but he ranks first on the team in receiving yards (776) and has already doubled his career total of four touchdown catches this year alone (8).

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Carr Alarm, But Raiders Fend off Cats

But Newton - the National Football League magician of 2015 who has played like a forgotten man for most of 2016 - got hot in the second half and directed the Panthers to four unanswered touchdowns that gave them the lead. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack secured the team's first winning season since 2002 with a strip-sack of Newton. The Raiders did a solid job of pressuring Newton, recording eight official hurries.

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Hazard makes notable omissions in title race talk

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has claimed that his side will be pushed all the way by Manchester City and Liverpool this season in the race for the Premier League title. " I don't know what will happen in January, but I am happy having all my players, and I want him (Moses) not to get distracted by the speculation of the move , " Conte explained.

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Houston Texans start Jadeveon Clowney remaining in Houston

The two-time NFL MVP has 17 touchdown passes to three interceptions over the last six weeks. The Houston Texans and the Green Bay Packers are scheduled to face off on Sunday in a big game for Week 13 of the National Football League 2016 season that is packed with Playoff implications for both teams.

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Rescue & investigation begin after Colombia plane crash

Over 150 people so far make up the search and rescue team, including national police, Colombian air force members and the red cross. Aviation authorities have suggested an electrical failure as the cause of the accident. Alejandro Martinuccio, a Chapecoense player who has been sidelined through injury and was not on the flight, said: I feel profound sadness. Among them: defender Alan Luciano Ruschel.

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What the 2016 Iron Bowl Means for Auburn Football Fans

Cox, who missed the Alabama A&M game due to injury, is an integral part of the offense. The SEC has four teams represented in the CFP rankings, including No. Starting in place of the injured Sean White , Johnson was 14 of 19 for 147 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two more . The way he runs is fierce.

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Washington should be upset about DeSean Jackson report

However, it is worth noting that Jackson was not the only one to be shipped out of town around that time as the team also elected to part ways with both running back LeSean McCoy and fellow wide receiver Jeremy Maclin . Having Jackson on the roster would give the Eagles' offense a much-needed deep threat. That's different but, I guess he's not there no more. He had career highs in receptions (82) and yards (1,332) that year and hauled in nine touchdown receptions.

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Southgate determined to excite England fans

England have beaten Malta and Scotland in World Cup qualification and drawn in Slovenia while they also drew 2-2 in a friendly against Spain at Wembley, with his team having led 2-0 up until the last minute. "I like what I see in terms of the potential". Gareth Southgate says he's proud to be England's new manager, but also emphasized he wants to do the job successfully.

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Petr Cech: West Ham win shows Arsenal can handle the pressure

Arsenal moved ahead when Chile worldwide Sanchez capitalised on an error from Angelo Ogbonna to tee up Mesut Ozil for his eighth strike in all competitions this term - equalling the total he managed in the entire 2015-16 season. That was no more than an interlude in the game's motif and it came as no surprise when Arsenal took the lead. Bilic continued: "But I'm very disappointed".

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(Image): Chelsea attacker celebrates team unity in ugly Man City brawl

And yet, when the pressure boiled over in the closing stages, it was Guardiola's team who cracked and lost their cool as the pain of an important defeat proved too much. Yesterday's match between Chelsea and Manchester City was anything but thanks to own goals, contentious refereeing decisions and three impressive Chelsea goals.

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Big Ten Championship Wisconsin vs. Penn State

If Clemson and MI occupy the other two spots we have a chance for a special championship. Full of character and resiliency, this team is without question the most improved in Penn State history from September to December. NO. 3 CLEMSON 42, NO. 19 VIRGINIA TECH 35 - At Orlando, Fla., Deshaun Watson bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead Clemson past Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

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Giants send Browns to 12th-straight loss

What was learned about the team in this victory? Playing a large part were four turnovers, including three interceptions by Brock Osweiler. SAINTS 49, RAMS 21: At New Orleans, Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns, and Mark Ingram scored twice.Playing 10 days after being knocked unconscious in a Thursday night loss at Carolina, Ingram rushed for 146 yards on 14 carries, including a 61-yard scamper and a 10-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-1 play.

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Root gives Cook full backing to continue as captain

And, if the pitch for the Fourth Test promises plenty of turn, Dawson could play as one of three spin bowlers in England's team. And the Durham man will be banned for one Test or two one-day internationals, should he double his demerit points at any point over the next two years.

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Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson hold on to top four spots

But Kirk Herbstreit pointed out LSU held Alabama to 10 points - all during the fourth quarter of the Crimson Tide's 10-0 win November 5 in Baton Rouge. Alabama is probably in if they beat Auburn if they aren't in already. Most notably, the Big Ten allowed teams to participate in other bowl games. He had said something similar in explaining USC's big jump last week .

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Oklahoma WR Westbrook leaves game after taking hard hit

Since Oct. 1, Westbrook, by himself, has outscored Kansas, Cincinnati, Florida, Wake Forest, Fresno State, Rutgers and CT with 16 touchdowns. OKLAHOMA STATE: It was an especially bitter defeat for the Cowboys, who have become so close to turning the tide against their biggest rival.

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With no room for error, Colts focus on struggling Jets

Three defensive starters were ruled out by the Colts , including two in the secondary. Frank Gore has topped 100 yards just once all season, the Colts' only 100-yard rusher since 2012. I don't think it will be easy - because probably nothing will be for this Colts team this year - but I do think the Colts will manage to pull out a victory and raise the stakes even more for next week's huge matchup with the Texans.

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Colts' Andrew Luck cleared to play on Monday against Jets

THE LINE: The Jets have three first-rounders on their defensive line in Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams, so the Colts' continually changing offensive line may face its most hard task all season. "You want to have all your guys out there, and certainly Andrew's a guy you want to have on the field, " coach Chuck Pagano said. I don't think it will be easy - because probably nothing will be for this Colts team this year - but I do think the Colts will manage to ...

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Irish coach Brian Kelly's reps exploring his options, source says

The biggest question had to deal with Brian Kelly's future at Notre Dame, and if he would be fired following the game or not. Kelly said Saturday he wasn't surprised about the speculation about his job status. "Coach Kelly deserves another chance if people are talking about him being fired". USC's field goal on the first drive of the game marked just the second time this season the Irish did not score first.

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Moses Sparkles As Chelsea Edge Boro, Go Top

The Chelsea mentor was pleased that his team took maximum points against a side that have already played to draws against City and Arsenal this season. Now despite having only three at the back, the squad has yet to concede a goal, and that had Diego Costa and company on the verge of claiming top spot in the table.

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Panthers fire coach Gallant, Rowe takes over

Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Zach Smith scored in the second period against Antti Raanta, who stopped 18 shots in his first loss of the season. Gallant signed a contract extension in January that would have kept him in Florida through the 2018-19 season.

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Jones opens war of words ahead of Wallabies clash

Daly became only the fifth England player to be sent off when he clattered into Leonardo Senatore with a risky late tackle while the number eight was catching the ball and that careless moment will be a worry for Jones. Argentina didn't immediately play smart rugby against 14 men, conceding silly penalties that allowed Farrell to nudge England 9-0 ahead by the 24th.

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IAAF special congress passes president Coe's reforms, voted by 182-10

A new integrity unit will handle doping cases involving international-level athletes, created to speed up the disciplinary process and make punishments more uniform. "Transparency sits at the heart of everything we have been talking about", Coe said of the open vote. If the reforms had not been voted in, it would have been the final nail in athletics' coffin, British world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe had said on Twitter before the vote.

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Wallabies future is bright, insists Cheika

Jonathan Joseph scored two tries as England beat Australia 37-21 at Twickenham on Saturday to complete an unbeaten 2016. England equalled their 13-year-old record of 14 consecutive Test victories as they scored a record number of points over Australia at Twickenham, 14 months after being knocked out of the World Cup at the ground by the Wallabies, but Eddie Jones shot down any comparisons with the 2003 World Cup-winning side.

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Win over Wallabies will be our best: Jones

Hansen pricked the bubble of hype around the All Blacks when he claimed the 2016 team could not be rated New Zealand's best ever because Fred Allen's side 1967 side was "the greatest ever". Yarde was adjudged by the TMO to have got the final touch ahead of a diving Israel Folau in the right corner, following a George Ford kick, to give Jones' side a lead they never relinquished.

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Arsene Wenger describes victory over Bournemouth as 'vital' in lifting team spirit

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte warned his players to remain grounded after they returned to the Premier League summit courtesy of a gritty 2-1 victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur. If there was a trophy for coming fourth, Arsenal really would need to get a bigger cabinet. Bournemouth's XI was strikingly attacking, with Wilson, Joshua King and Junior Stanislas as a three-man forward line.

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Guardiola will not use Toure at centre-back despite Kompany blow

City, second in Group C behind leaders Barcelona , will book their place in the knock-out phase with another victory over Gladbach, having won the reverse fixture 4-0 when Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in mid-September. It would not be good for Yaya or for the team". As for City's chances of getting beyond the last 16, on the evidence of last night's display they'll struggle with their defence once more looking fragile as they conceded an eighth away goal in three European matches, ...

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Washington dominates Colorado to claim Pac-12 title

Simply, one game can not define a season. Washington had not seen a game like this for years and Colorado, well, hadn't been relevant since coming to the Pac-12. But the Huskies still controlled the game in all phases. Just a week prior, the Huskies' running game was grounded in the first quarter of the Apple Cup against Washington State, totaling just 22 yards on six carries.


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