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Packers' Aaron Rodgers Expected To Play Against Texans Despite Hamstring Injury

The Texans received the opening kickoff and quickly drove down to midfield. Houston TE Ryan Griffin was hit by CB LaDarius Gunter, with S Morgan Burnett recovering and returning it to the Houston 24. The Packers' 21-13 defeat of the Houston Texans wasn't dominating, but definitive. "Our last few drives were back on the 2 (and) 11". He did not come out for the start of the second half.

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NFL moves Buccaneers-Cowboys to prime time Dec. 18

Thanks to winning their fourth straight game Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now the second of the two wild cards currently in place. Good thing the Dallas Cowboys weren't saving Rolando McClain a locker. The Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers , giving the Redskins a golden opportunity to pull closer to the NFC East's second-best record. Key injuries: Giants - S Nat Berhe (concussion), LB Mark Herzlich (concussion), DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (knee) and G Justin Pugh (knee) are ...

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Mauricio Pochettino: Gylfi Sigurdsson 'perfect' for Tottenham

Two goals from Harry Kane, a stunning volley from Heung-Min Son and two late efforts for Christian Eriksen ensured Spurs reacted in the best possible way to defeats by Monaco and leaders Chelsea to remain within seven points of their London rivals.

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Roby's pick-6 helps Broncos beat Jaguars 20-10

Trailing by seven in the third quarter the Jaguars were very much holding their own against the reigning Super Bowl champions. Coach Gary Kubiak said on Monday that Siemian is out of the boot and making progress in terms of getting back on the field.

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Not title shot, but resurgent Penn State headed to Rose Bowl

It's the first trip to Pasadena for both teams since they faced off on New Year's Day in 2009. The No. 5 spot leaves them just one spot out of the national championship playoff picture. Helton's first full season in charge got off to a 1-3 start this September with three losses to ranked teams away from home, but the Trojans haven't lost since.

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Malik Jackson: 'Sobering' experience with Jaguars

That's the message preached by Jaguars coach Gus Bradley , particularly to the offensive line this week. It is hard. He is just constantly trying to find other ways that this is straining on him and he wants to be a positive influence and lead.

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Smith's record ton leads Aussies to ODI win

The rest of Australia's chances were held. They would be hard to stop from here on and New Zealand will need one heck of an effort. Not only could they have had Smith on 13, but later in the same over they might easily have had him lbw for 14.

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Giants 27, Browns 13

Overall, the name of the game was patience, and that is how the contest ultimately played out. Since making his first start on November 21, 2004, Manning has not missed a game, the longest streak among active NFL players - at any position - and the third-longest for a quarterback in league history.

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Leighton backstops Hurricanes to 3-2 win over Panthers

In an interesting twist, Rowe led Carolina in that last tour of duty. Rowe was an assistant coach on Maurice's staff for parts of three seasons with the Hurricanes between 2008 and 2011. For the Panthers, jettisoning Gallant could exacerbate their disappointing start. There is obviously much more to this story, and fittingly I and other Panther media will be covering the game Tuesday in Chicago and Thursday in Detroit.

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Pique: Clasico crucial for Barca

Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga continues to grow as they edged past Sporting Gijon , whilst Barcelona were thoroughly outplayed in a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad. "We are still in the 13th round, you can't discount the two-time defending champions. There is still a long way to go". What we have to highlight is the players' hard work, what they do every day.

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Brady sets win mark as New England routs Rams

The Patriots will be without the most dominant tight end in football, Rob Gronkowski , as he begins the road to recovery from a back surgery performed on Friday. Those struggles continued Sunday. On the season, he's now completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 2,470 yards, 19 touchdowns and just one interception.

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Root tips Cook to set sail for Australia

He went to Bangladesh as part of the England limited-overs squad nearly as soon as the domestic season finished and then stayed on to play for Rangpur Riders. Dawson has player for England Lions and is now playing for Rangpur Raiders in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). England find themselves 2-0 down in the five-match series but Stokes has been one of their top performers, with a century and a five-wicket haul to his name already.

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Lillard has 19 and Blazers defeat Heat 99-92

Hassan Whiteside led all scorers with 28 points and 18 rebounds for the Heat, who missed out on their first three-game winning streak of the season. The Heat were hurt with 20 seconds left when James Johnson was ejected with a second technical when he got upset about a non-call.

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Cam Newton: No line crossed with Seahawks '12' flag toss

Here's everything you need to know to watch Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks live stream online and on free TV channel , or follow along as we bring to the American football fans the score updates , live blog, real-time commentary and highlights in the comments section below.

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns after eye surgery

Mike Zimmer is the heart of the Minnesota Vikings . According to ESPN, Zimmer had another operation on the eye Friday after a follow-up appointment - his third operation in November and fourth overall. Zimmer will have his first press conference since the latest surgeries on Wednesday. He required a second surgery November 8. Despite that, Zimmer showed up at the team hotel on Thursday morning to talk to the players and coaches, but he didn't coach that night or attend the game.

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Ohio St.-Clemson, Bama-Washington set for CFB playoff

Even after a wild finish to championship Saturday, selection Sunday went pretty much as expected. Yet the Buckeyes get to compete for a national championship and the Nittany Lions do not. The team left standing in the number five spot was the Penn State Nittany Lions. But he also said that discussion would not have been almost as long if Washington's strength of schedule had been better.

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Football community mourns Chapecoense plane crash victims

Atletico Nacional , the Colombian side of the Copa Sudamericana , which Chapecoense was en route to play against, even suggested to crown the victim team with the championship title. Specialist sites said the same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national team with Messi on board to San Juan, Argentina for a World Cup qualifying match.

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Klopp: We can deal with Coutinho absence

Klopp was more than a touch agitated with this game still goalless late on, his prolonged display of emotion helping to whip up Anfield . "It is a team performance we create and he is a very important part of this team, absolutely". Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates with Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge at the end of the EPL match against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium October 1, 2016.

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Woods fades but happy to be back on tour

But this week was not just about numbers. Matsuyama had a few nervous moments on the back nine at Albany when his seven-shot lead at the start of the final round was reduced to two shots over British Open champion Henrik Stenson with two to play.

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Scott's driving off as year ends at PGA

Varner came closest to winning his first top-level pro event when runner-up after a three-way playoff with Dylan Frittelli and eventual 2015 champion Nathan Holman a year ago. "I hit two in the water so there's no escaping that", Scott said. "That was a little odd morning call, I think a 3:30 a.m. alarm to come out and play golf is a touch on the early side".

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Washington back in top four of College Football Playoff rankings

But, in this case, the 12 men and women of the College Football Playoff selection committee have convened in Grapevine, Texas, for some potentially headache-inducing work. On Stubhub earlier in the week, there were more than 15,000 tickets available for the Penn State-Wisconsin matchup. -QB Bart Houston played a solid second half in relief of Alex Hornibrook in the Minnesota win.

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New England Patriots: Tom Brady win #201

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks on during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. "We had a lot of errors across the board offensively, myself, everybody", Goff said. Receivers dropped pass, protection was spotty - Goff was sacked four times - and once again, the Rams' run game was nearly nonexistent.

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Penn State receives a Rosy reward

Next time the Lions are down and out, will the nation still doubt them? "Whoever wins should go to the College Football Playoff ", Wisconsin cornerback Derrick Tindall said this week. In other words, a conference championship is the key factor. Houston was a top 15 team at one point before hitting a late-season tailspin. Saban and Alabama will be trying to win their fifth national championship in eight seasons, and second straight.

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Beckham Baffled by Exchange as Giants Lose to Steelers 24-14

He has to balance out this offense, which is too pass-heavy at the moment. "We'll go back and take a look at it". "Just keep it moving". Heading into their contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Giants were winners of six straight.

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What will happen next after Lewis Hamilton defied Mercedes team orders?

Reports continue to circulate that Hamilton will be punished for his approach by the Silver Arrows, but Rosberg struck an accepting tone. But, at the same time, it's easy to understand his perspective. Toto Wolff, the Mercedes boss, hinted at disciplinary proceedings against Hamilton after the race. All season long, Rosberg refused to be drawn on talk about his championship hopes, instead declaring he was taking it one race at a time.

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Alexis Sanchez Pep Guardiola denies phone conversation with Arsenal striker

Arsenal are now gearing up for their Champions League clash against FC Basel on Tuesday night. "I am so happy to give minutes to people who deserve to play and who did not play in the last games". Arsenal have already qualified for the last 16 but could yet finish top of Group A if they can better Paris Saint-Germain's result against Ludogorets when they take on the Swiss champions.

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Russell Westbrook guides Oklahoma City Thunder past Detroit Pistons

Westbrook is now averaging 30.9 points per game , 11.3 assists and 10.4 rebounds for the season. Russell Westbrook recorded his 44th career triple-double Saturday night, moving past Fat Lever and into a tie with LeBron James for sixth all time.

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Panthers' Newton benched for first series due to dress code violation

This matchup marks the seventh time since 2012 that these two teams will face off. The Panthers appeared headed in that direction with three straight NFC South titles, but a loss on Sunday will extend their streak of not having consecutive winning seasons since the organization began playing in 1995.

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Blue Jays sign utility man Steve Pearce

Pearce, 30, hit.288/.374/.492 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI with the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays last season. Baltimore re-acquired Pearce on August 1 and he hit.217 down the stretch with three home runs and six RBIs in 60 at-bats.

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Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington In The College Football Playoff

But how safe are they now from a surging Penn State? The victor of the Ohio State-Clemson matchup will take on the victor of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and No. Penn State played Pitt, Temple and Kent State out of conference. "Had Washington had a stronger strength of schedule I do not think that conversation would have been as hard", said Hocutt, who is also the Texas tech athletic director.

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Mourinho defends decision to bring on Fellaini

Leighton Baines equalised from the penalty spot in the 89th minute. "So, it was a very good performance but a bad result in relation to the performance". "When you play well there's nothing more you can do". "This is what we are doing for a long time - playing well, better than opponents", Mourinho said in comments that could easily be on a loop in post-match news conferences.

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Giants, Mark Melancon getting record deal done

An announcement may come by the end of the Winter Meetings. GM Bobby Evans said in a recent interview that left field will belong to Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker , that doesn't mean that the Giants will avoid talks for a veteran outfielder if they are approached by another team seeking a deal, I'm sure that the front office is willing to listen to offers if they are presented with them.

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Chip Kelly coaches 49ers game despite death of his father

But after failing to complete a pass before he led a momentum-shifting two-minute drill that resulted to a late second-quarter touchdown in the Bears' 26-6 win Sunday at Soldier Field, Barkley found his groove. Barkley will start for the remainder of the season after the Bears announced last week that Jay Cutler is out of the year with a torn labrum that that will require surgery.

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David Carr wore glove to work like brother Derek

Let's start with the positives. Oakland then has three road division games in the final four weeks, including a Thursday night game against the second-place Chiefs on December 8, as well as the home finale against Indianapolis on Christmas Eve.

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Crash-struck club Chapecoense given Copa Sudamericana title

Brazilian team, Chapecoense have been crowned champions of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana. "For CONMEBOL, there is no greater sign of the "spirit of peace, understanding and fair play" stated objective of our institution that solidarity, consideration and respect shown by the National Athletic Club of Colombia for their brothers of Chapecoense Associação de Futebol Brazil".


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