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White Sox deal Sale to Red Sox for top prospects

After that deal was announced, Dombrowski said, "We're trying to win now, as you can see". "It was a big one". So much so, that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman compared them to basketball's most dominant team. He lost $250,000 of his $9.15 million salary and also was fined about $12,700 - the cost of the cut-up jerseys. He blamed manager Robin Ventura for not defending his players.

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Cleveland Browns left grasping at silver linings after Week 12: National Perspective

Inconsistency has been a recurring theme for the Giants' offense through 2016. They had great field position when Cleveland booted the opening kick-off out of bounds. But Greg Olsen dropped a pass on third down that would have put Carolina in field goal range, and Khalil Mack stripped Newton on a fourth-down sack to seal the win.

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Stafford, Prater drive Lions past Saints

The Lions then settled for Matt Prater's 27-yard field goal to open the scoring. He noted hearing and seeing a lot of Lions fans in New Orleans at his weekly news conference, but insisted he doesn't run into them in or around Detroit simply because of the hours he keeps.

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With Nike out of the game, Tiger Woods switches to Bridgestone ball

Returning to a golf course after one of the longest lay-offs of his illustrious career, 14-time Major victor Tiger Woods is feeling "fitter than he has been in a very long time " but also nervous going into his own tournament, the Hero World Challenge, which begins at the Albany Golf Club on Thursday.

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SEC roundup: Tide Rolls to win in the Iron Bowl

Daniel Carlson connected on four field goals for Auburn. Tale of the tape; Alabama comes into the game with a slight advantage in talent on paper with the #1 ranked roster according to 247 Sports. Howard on a double-pass. Auburn's final possession ended in an interception. Jerermy Johnson had 42 yards and two touchdowns. The running game sealed Alabama's 18-point victory over the Tigers.

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Alabama Crimson Tide represent the SEC in the College Football Playoff

And Cam Robinson, Alabama's left tackle, won his third league title in three years. The Crimson Tide also played in three of the last five title games under the BCS system, meaning that, under coach Nick Saban , the team has been in contention for the national championship after the regular season in six of the last eight years.

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Tom Rogic impresses against Manchester City

The Argentina global will also miss the games against Watford, Arsenal and Hull City before returning for the trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on December 31. "We know his quality but the decision is not about one game". "It's a tough league, everyone can see that". We want to continue to play the way we are playing, it is enjoyable to play in.

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Jose Fonte says Southampton will not offer him a new contract

With the 32-year-old declining a recent contract deal to stay at St Mary's , he will be up for grabs in January, according to The Guardian . Jose Fonte is an eight-year veteran at Southampton and has been with the club since their days in League One, but his relationship with the club could soon be coming to an end after contract talks broke down.

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Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington get playoff nods

Penn State on paper had a very similar resume to Ohio State - except the Nittany Lions were also a conference champ. Conference championship sanctity is gone. 6 Wisconsin Badgers could have their starting quarterback available for their biggest game of the season. Wisconsin : QBs Alex Hornibrook and Bart Houston.

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Giants need offense to flourish vs. Steelers

The 50 greatest National Football League players from N.J. Jeff: On offense I would look for Eli Rogers on offense. The Giants' defensive unit has only allowed 10 touchdowns, yet they have 10 interceptions and 25 sacks. For the Giants , they will be entering Pittsburgh with a six-game winning streak. This goes back even further than Goodell, and when the National Football League made it a penalty for a player to take his helmet off to celebrate after a play.

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Broncos G.M. John Elway: 'We're in this game to win'

If you tout yourself as the best D in the National Football League - as the Bronco defenders do - you must stop a team with only two weapons from moving down the field. Had the Broncos conceded a tie - it should be noted that punting the ball did not guarantee a tie - they would at least be tied with the Chiefs for the final Wild Card spot at 7-3-1, with the Dolphins on the outside looking in.

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Barcelona deserved to win 'El Clasico' against Real Madrid: Luis Enrique

Real Madrid ended up getting a point at the Camp Nou after Sergio Ramos saved the day in the last minute of regulation with yet another header that will go down in Madrid's history books if Los Blancos manage to win La Liga this season. You might have noticed, that we didn't mention two of the best players in the world, Leo Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. "It's better to have it in our own hands than depend on others", said Spain global Ramos , 30.

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Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens

And they might need to rely on it again with the rest of their games in northern climates, including this week's game in Buffalo. In their memory banks. Sunday afternoon, the Dolphins didn't fight back. It marked the Ravens' (7-5) largest margin of victory this season and allowed the team to maintain first place atop the AFC North.

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Michigan's Jabrill Peppers named as finalist for Heisman Trophy

A number of players will feel snubbed for not at least getting an invite to NY. "It's one of her favorite places to go", Watson said last month. "I had a great time a year ago being around all the former Heisman winners and all the people that was a part of that whole weekend".

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Arsenal legend insists "drastic change" needed for Gunners to win Champions League

We got a draw there, now it's just down to us to win the game tomorrow. Beating PSG would put Arsenal in prime position to finish as group leaders and avoid being drawn against other pool winners in the round of 16. He said: "We were resilient, we came back and we've done that many times this season". PSG face Ludogorets at home in their final game, the team Arsenal beat 6-0 at Emirates Stadium, while Wenger's side travel to Basel.

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Louisville's Lamar Jackson heads 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists

Following the excitement of conference championship weekend, the attention of the college football world will now turn to the race for the 2016 Heisman Trophy. It should be a week-long coronation for the product of Pompano Beach, Fla., who ended the regular season with 3,390 passing yards, 1,538 rushing yards and 51 total touchdowns.

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United victims of double standards: Mourinho

Jose Mourinho defended his decision to send on Marouane Fellaini in Manchester United's 1-1 draw at Everton on Sunday. A point restores United to sixth in the table, while Everton remain eighth despite picking up just one win in their last nine Premier League games.

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India vs England, 4th Test

Cook said: "He is in good touch, has spent some time in the middle for the Lions - making a hundred - and it is a very special day for him on Thursday". 'We hope it was a worthwhile exercise, ' he said. Certainly the guys do feel re-energised, bit of a change of scenery. As a captain you have to think what combinations you can play, how will the wicket play but this not be too much.

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Aguero given 4-match ban

Chelsea FC defender Gary Cahill, has stated that confidence is high in the camp of the Premier League leaders, and insisted that their form is like they " can't lose ". And, although disappointed by the result, Guardiola congratulated his players for a fine performance after the final whistle and decided that "this season is going to be good" when he returned home that evening.

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Virat Kohli surges to No. 3 in Test rankings

That India even had to bat in the second innings owed much to a courageous knock from Hameed, coming in at number eight to score an unbeaten 59 alongside his replacement at the top of the order, Joe Root , and England's tail. But he fell for a run-a-ball 18 trying to hit Jayant Yadav over mid-on, Jadeja taking a stooping catch at mid-wicket. Jadeja trapped night-watchman Gareth Batty (0) plumb in front in his very first over of the day before dismissing make-shift opener Joe Root ...

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Mourinho content with EFL Cup draw as United avoid Liverpool

Playing attractive attacking football - that is something the fans like - but we need results. Mourinho said: "I wanted to play the kind of football people want because it's the Manchester United tradition so I'm really happy with that".

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Varner wins Australian PGA Championship; Scott finishes 3rd

Varner started the last round two shots behind Dodt. On Friday, Scott put together back-to-back rounds of 68 and feels like he's really back in the swing of things as he heads into the weekend at the Australian PGA Championship four shots off the pace.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court orders release of Joe Mixon video

In its ruling Tuesday, the State Supreme Court upheld the association's arguments, and stated that the defendants "must allow Association a copy of the surveillance video". "Our position was all that constitutes an arrest", said David McCullough, attorney for the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. "What's really left is for the public to be able to examine all of the information that was available and make their own decision and determination".

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India's Rahane out of series, Shami doubtful for Mumbai

The dashing Kolkata Knight Rider batsman Manish Pandey make his way in the Indian test team and will replace Ajinkya Rahane on Thursday. Liam Dawson has also been named in the squad with Zafar Ansari struggling for fitness, but it remains to be seen if the all-rounder will get a place in the playing XI.

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Ristolainen seals Sabres 4-3 OT win over Oilers

O'Reilly dished a one-timer chance across the blue line to Ristolainen and his shot was sacked into the goal off the cross bar. It was another example of how the league's talented young players are bringing a two-way game. Kane opened the scoring at the 10:38 mark when he tossed a puck at the net from the sideboards that beat Cam Talbot (22 saves) on the power play. This season, the league has touted "enhanced" changes to its concussion protocol, including adding a staff of nationally ...

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Rashaan Salaam, Heisman Winner, Dead at 42

He was drafted by the Chicago Bears as the 21st overall pick in 1995 and posted 1,074 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, becoming the youngest player ever to have a 1,000-plus-yard rushing season. When we recruited him we knew he was special ... he just kept getting better."Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rashaan Salaam's family, friends, and former teammates.

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Record-breaking night awaits as Madrid hosts Dortmund

We are not going to do calculations. Florentino Perez said recently that appointing Zinedine Zidane was an easy option for the club. "We're not going to look at or think about other things", Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said. "The Liga is very open". And if it scores two or more goals, it will surpass the mark set by Madrid in 2013-14, Barcelona in 2011-12 and Manchester United in 1998-99.

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Hue Jackson: Cleveland Browns fans deserve better

Manning had three TD passes. After Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Giants , a game that saw Cleveland hang around for almost 60 minutes, Jackson said he would not get discouraged. Coach Bruce Arians was on the sideline after falling ill and being briefly hospitalized early in the week, but it did little to inspire his team. It was Crowell's first lost fumble of the season.

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College Football Playoff set

Or maybe Virginia Tech should be, since the Hokies won at Pittsburgh. It crushed ranked Washington State. As they say, you can't win a national championship in September. Be careful what you wish for. The Buffaloes had an incredible turnaround this season, which saw head coach Mike MacIntyre earn the Pac-12 Coach of the Year award.

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Unbeaten Eddie Jones says England short of 2003 World Cup vintage

Claiming this 37-21 loss, Australia's second-largest margin of defeat against England of all time, was no more bitter a pill to swallow than any other loss this year, Cheika was instead reflective on the year that was. "We want to be at our best that night, we've got 1020 days". "Well deserved, I think we've worked really hard". "We were probably missing seven influential players and Australia were probably at full strength".

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Real Madrid not getting carried away in La Liga, says Sergio Ramos

However, the hosts were left to rue huge missed chances from Neymar and Lionel Messi before Ramos's late leveller snatched a point. "It's a long race and the one who reaches the end as the best will be the victor". In the first half we saw two good teams trying to control the ball, an equal duel without real chances, with a lot of tension and evenness. Though Madrid are still in command of the title race, Pique believes Barca can replicate what they achieved in Luis Enrique's maiden ...

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Betting lines for playoff, New Year's Six bowls

The Nittany Lions fell to Pitt, which also beat Clemson this season, and to MI, which the committee ranked No. 6. Yes, the Buckeyes had to eke out wins over Northwestern and Michigan Sate, but a win is a win, right? They could have easily emphasized PSU's having more strong wins rather than the Nittany Lions' having an additional loss, but they went the Washington way instead...

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Red Sox acquire ace Chris Sale in trade with White Sox

He leaves behind a shredded reputation in Chicago , suspended by the team last summer after he flew into a rage and cut up retro uniforms that club was supposed to wear. Given his financial status, Sale "was controllable and projected to be damn good going forward, and it's tough to give that up", Hahn said. "At the same time, we have to be realistic about where we are and the likelihood of, with this current group, getting to where we want to be".

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Penn State left out

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will face off with the No. 4 Washington Huskies in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. Their early season loss to Pitt does not look as bad as it once did since the Panthere are now ranked (No. 25) and they beat No. 3 Clemson . TCU lost to another Top 10 team in Baylor.

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Steelers' Antonio Brown hauls in three touchdowns in win over Colts

Third downs killed us. Coming out of the break, the Colts faced 3rd-and-goal at the Pittsburgh 1-yard line. Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense wasn't quite the well-oiled machine as in past meetings, but it was good enough. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likens the season to a moving train that stops for no one. But those yards came at a steep cost, as Hilton was blasted by safety Mike Mitchell and left the game temporarily with a lower back injury.


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