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Ramos scores last gasp equaliser against Barcelona

The Real Madrid No7 and the Barcelona No10 are among the final three nominees for the honour, alongside Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann. Speaking after the game, the Real Madrid skipper could not deny that his side were lucky to have away with a point.

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Green emerging as big-play threat for Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger had 24 completions for 289 yards and two touchdowns. "He's one of the best in the business", Roethlisberger said. "It's one of those plays that's kind of like a broken play and you step up and scramble". "You can't sit there and rely on refs, obviously". Part of that is definitely on Roethlisberger for stretching plays, but protecting the franchise QB is a must.

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Bilic: We are in a relegation fight

From there on, there was no looking back for Arsenal , who were in a mood to destroy West Ham . Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says Arsenal can not argue if Sanchez wants to be made the club's best-paid player. "Somewhere along the line we lost intensity in training, we have to bring that back, without that we can't rely on quality", the former Croatia manager said.

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Warriors at 106 regular season games without losing 2 in row

It's something we're really proud of because it shows the world that we respond when we have an off night. If Jimmy Butler and Bobby Portis end up playing for the 2015 National Basketball Association champions, Butler will take Klay Thompson's spot and Portis will come off the bench supporting current high-energy power forward, Draymond Green says Last Minute Stuff .

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Tom Brady: Brady leads New England to comeback win

Darrelle Revis was beat for two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, and afterwards Revis' ex-teammate Tom Brady said he noticed the cornerback "winced" during the game. LeGarrette Blount gained 23 yards on third-and-2 from the Jets 26-yard-line to salt away another milestone for the Patriots (9-2). Brady turned the fourth down into a dish off to James White, who fought for the first down.

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Federer, Serena out of International Premier Tennis League

With the absence of Federer and Serena, the other high-profile global player in the league is world number 10 Tomas Berdych, who plays for UAE Royals . He added that Federer "hopes to play in future years if the IPTL continues". He has been out since July following a knee surgery. There had been plenty of excitement surrounding the appearance of Federer and Williams, especially since both haven't played competitively for a few months now.

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Mike Zimmer's absence hurt Minnesota Vikings in loss To Dallas Cowboys

All I can do when I'm on the field is go play ball. "I have a lot of respect of him in just the 12 weeks I've been (with the Vikings)". Bradford had the Vikings' offense rolling with the clock ticking down, as their 2-minute drill turned into a touchdown will less than 30 seconds to play, but it was too little too late, as a game's worth of offensive anemia came back to bite them.

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Patriots place Gronkowski on season ending IR following surgery

Friday's surgery marked the third time the tight end has gone under the knife for back surgery . Gronkowksi has had a rough season injury-wise, playing in only eight games due to hamstring and lung injuries. Former Patriots team doctor Thomas Gill has some concerns with Rob Gronkowski . Each team is allowed to designate only one player to return. Edelman comes in as a top-20 fantasy wideout, with a line of 65 receiving yards and 0.43 touchdowns on 5 catches.

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Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks

The Nets' shooting problems were a team-wide malady. A similar narrative followed Kidd around early in his career, when he was a triple-double threat on a nightly basis as a point guard, but struggled to make shots. "Matthews was the star of the game, obviously", Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "I thought the ball moved a lot better in that second half". "We're a bunch of real pros".

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp gives major updates on injured players

He dribbles, he shoots and he is important but it is really a team performance that we have created. "It's not to make a transfer, it's only if we think the squad needs another player then I think we will do it, otherwise not". "We all need to learn to handle a situation like this". John Aldridge believes that the likes of Marko Grujic and Divock Origi will get an opportunity to shine during Philippe Coutinho's absence.

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Ohio State Buckeyes in College Football Playoff despite drop to number 3

Big Ten champion Penn State missed the cut despite its 38-31 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday and a victory over Ohio State earlier in the season. 7 Oklahoma gave the Buckeyes the more impressive resume in the committee's mind. Following all the action on Saturday, there was plenty of debate over who the top four teams should be.

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Tiger Woods: Just teeing off is a success

Now we are there to win, but outside of it, going out there and having dinner and having a few drinks with the guys, we have been doing that and then I just had merely to get out here. I'm concerned about that, what my body's going to be feeling, the energy, the surge of adrenaline going through my system. For more than two hours, and with his trusted caddie, Joey LaCava, by his side, Woods sent one Bridgestone 330S golf ball after another into the horizon, working on all trajectories and ...

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Temple wins American title; USF wonders what might have been

Penn State's defense will have its own hands full against USC's offense , which is dotted with NFL-caliber talent at almost every position - including top receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, 1,000-yard tailback Ronald Jones II and a powerful offensive line .

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IAAF: Russia to remain suspended from athletics

The Russian Federation was banned in November 2015 after an independent World Anti-Doping Agency probe exposed state-sponsored doping on a massive scale. They are now set to also miss March's European Indoors in Belgrade. Coe's reforms, with a nod to Diack's abuse of the presidency, include stripping himself of some powers, with the president and IAAF Council not allowed to serve more than 12 years and with more checks put in place.

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Tiger Woods fairy tale comeback round runs out of steam

The fairytale ended at the eighth hole as Tiger Woods , with two double bogies over the final three holes, returned to competitive golf with a mixed bag to be placed 17th in an 18-man field after the first round of Hero World Challenge here.

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College football playoff avoids total chaos

The Tigers will wear their home jerseys for their match-up with the Buckeyes in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl . The Nittany Lions have now won nine games in a row and are the Big Ten Champions. "I think this is going to be interesting about strength of schedule because you think of it, if Oklahoma didn't play us, they'd be in", Meyer said.

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Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan pleased with his performance against West Ham

Former United youngster Ashley Fletcher had equalised at Old Trafford, his first senior goal for the Hammers, to make it level at half-time. "We can't have a slow start against them because they are very good when they are one up". With United's turbulent start to the Premier League season, Mourinho feels the resounding victory over West Ham has set a springboard for the club.

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Tottenham needed 'a big victory' after Chelsea defeat, says Pochettino

Until then Swansea held firm as they tried to build on their remarkable 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace the previous week - manager Bob Bradley's first win in charge. But I did not see the incident for the penalty, it was too hard to see."After 5-0 and 23 or 24 shots and zero from Swansea it is not important to talk about the penalty".

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Wehrlein 'ready' for a Mercedes promotion

Hamilton , a three-time world champion, has said he "doesn't care" who is picked as the German's replacement. "At first I didn't believe it. 'Nico, what you told us, are you kidding?" "I was relieved" his father said after the race in the F1 paddock.

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India reduce England to 156/7 at lunch on Day 4

Patel, returning to the Test side after an eight-year gap, struck 11 fours and a six off 54 balls on the way to his fifth Test half-century. At lunch, Haseeb Hameed-who didn't open the innings due to injury-is at the crease along with Chris Woakes.

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With lopsided loss, Dolphins lose control of playoff fate

Dolphins: "This was not one of our best performances", coach Adam Gase said. "That's what they do". That's the reason why coach John Harbaugh gave the game balls to Flacco and the offensive line after the win over Miami. The Ravens are 5-0 this season when Flacco completes at least 70 percent of his passes against the blitz (2-5 when he does not). Tannehill went 29 for 40 for 226 yards and three interceptions.

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Barcelona six behind Real Madrid after draw

Third-placed Barcelona visits sixth-placed Sociedad later Sunday. " Real Sociedad won nearly every ball and every battle and had more chances every ball so the fact we got a point is nearly a miracle". Denis Suarez will be in the position of Andres Iniesta who remains injured, with Luis Suarez on standby and back after suspension. Neymar finally forced goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli into action to parry his free kick in the 50th.

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Horford: I almost joined the Rockets

Harden led all scorers with 37 points. He poured in 21 points at the break and added five rebounds and six assists. "We had our opportunities", said Horford, who finished with a team-high 21 points, a game-best nine assists, as well as six rebounds and two blocks.

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Selig Named To Hall Of Fame

Selig also presided over a strike that erased a large chunk of the 1994 season and caused the cancellation of that season's World Series. The 82-year-old Selig was elected in his first time on the ballot of the Today's Game Era Committee, which took into consideration former executives, players, managers and umpires with at least ten years of service and whose contributions came primarily from 1988 to present.

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Donald Trump Picks Retired Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis for Defense Secretary

Mattis for his belief in "a strong US military posture" and said he "has the type of worldview the leader our Defense Department needs". US law states that a nominee for defense secretary must have been out of the active-duty military for seven years.

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Middlesbrough V Chelsea: Confirmed Lineups, Diego Costa Starts

Chelsea take their winning run of form to the Riverside Stadium to face Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough . Antonio Conte has told Gazzetta dello Sport that his primary ambition at Chelsea is to repay the faith that Roman Abramovich showed by giving him the job, even above winning any trophies at Stamford Bridge.

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Death toll rises to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire, criminal probe initiated

The building was reportedly used by artists who lived and worked together. Officials said the building that housed the "Rave Cave" electronic dance music party lacked a sprinkler system that would have helped contain the blaze and they had yet to determine how the fire was started.

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MLB, Players Association agree to new Collective Bargaining Agreement

The deal, which has not yet been officially announced, is expected to be for five years, extending the streak of prolonged labor peace - which began in 1996 - to 2021. The owners and league took the implementation of an worldwide draft off the table and seemed to be willing to move off of the current system of using qualifying offers .

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Parliament condoles death of Fidel Castro

Shortly after receiving news of Castro's death, Kim Yong Nam, head of the North's parliament, and Premier Pak Pong Ju sent a message of condolence to Castro's brother Raul, who assumed power after Fidel became too weak to continue as leader in 2008.

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Eden Hazard Claims Chelsea Are Benefiting From Teammate's Change in Attitude

It was his eighth goal of the Premier League season, what a turnaround from last season. He's one of the best going. "In the last few years maybe he would have got frustrated with that but he kept his cool and in the second half he got more involved with the game.

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Black Caps not anxious about Steve Smith but need to take chances

It was a let-off New Zealand were made to pay for as Smith recorded his best score in the format and the highest by any player in an ODI at the SCG , breaking AB de Villiers' 162 not out for South Africa against the West Indies previous year.

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Navy, Western Michigan could put bowls on hold if CFP waits

Tickets are still available for the American Athletic Conference championship game. Might the committee under those circumstances select the Mountain West champion - Wyoming or San Diego State - for the Cotton Bowl berth, creating near-chaos as the bowl season approached? At the very least, a Navy win could have warranted a delay in the Cotton Bowl announcement until after Navy's game against rival Army next Saturday.

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Florida fires coach after loss

They went 47-26-9 last season to win the Atlantic Division and advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2011-12. Assistant coach Mike Kelly also was sacked. Rowe said he and Caldwell spent 45 minutes with Gallant after he met with the media following the loss to Carolina, adding that Viola called Gallant during the meeting.

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Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners

That didn't stop Peppers from expressing delight at being chosen as one of the quintet invited to NY for the award ceremony December 10. On Saturday night, Watson was named Most Valuable Player in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game for a second straight year after accounting for five touchdowns in a 42-35 win against Virginia Tech in Orlando, Florida.

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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has £82.6m contract clause which blocks Arsenal transfer

According to the latest Football Leaks release, the Brazilian has an £82million release clause in his contract at Anfield which can be activated by any club in the world - other than the Gunners. It has been revealed recently that Firmino's deal with Liverpool may not be as secure. Firmino cost £29m from Hoffenheim a year ago and has proven a big hit under Klopp, particularly his link-up with the now injured Philippe Coutinho.


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