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Malta bans gay conversion therapy, first for Europe

The Affirmation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression Bill states that offering or promoting services aimed at changing someone's gender identity or sexual orientation can lead to a fine of €1,000-5,000 or land you in jail.

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Boston Red Sox acquire Chris Sale from the White Sox

The deal will see Sale head to Fenway Park while highly rated prospects Yoan Moncada , Michael Kopech , Luis Basabe and Victor Diaz head to Chicago. Diaz , a native of Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic, is 8-6 with a 3.00 ERA (31 ER/93.0 IP), 17 saves, 98 strikeouts and just two home runs allowed in 58 relief appearances over two seasons (2015-16) in the Red Sox system.

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Raptors rout Hawks 128-94 for 6th straight victory

Dennis Shroder had 15 to top the Hawks (10-11). A series of mental mistakes and physical gaffes - plus the inability to stop Cleveland's multi-faceted collection of big men and myriad lineup permutations - laid the Raptors bare in a 116-112 loss at the Air Canada Centre that brought a six-game winning streak to a screeching halt.

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Mayfield wins Burlsworth Award for a second straight year

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook will make their way to NY to attend the awards ceremony for the 82nd annual Heisman Memorial Trophy.

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Klopp reveals reaction to Liverpool FC history maker

There is a lot to do, especially to keep the public away for as long as possible. "That's quite a hard thing to do". "I'm gutted for those players in there, I thought they were excellent", he told Sky Sports . Owen was aged 17 years and 143 days when he opened his account against Wimbledon in May 1997. Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn has the potential to be a "great player", according to team-mate Sadio Mane.

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Celtic's on-loan winger snatches a draw against parent club

The Spaniard said: "We are going to talk about it at the end of the season". We know his quality but the decision is not about one game. "It is for one season". "I need to work really hard to prove myself to the team and help the team get these points we need in the Premier League". "It was a tough, tough group".

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Investigators look at fridge as possible cause of warehouse fire in Oakland

It's still not clear how the fire started or whether charges will be laid. Hosts Matt Lauer and Tamron Hall asked Almena good questions that deserve to be answered, about the building known as the Ghost Ship's apparent failures to meet fire code, but the interview is a hard watch.

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Cris 'Cyborg' says UFC recommended birth control pills that almost killed her

Cris "Cyborg" Justino is arguably one of biggest women's MMA fighters, and fans have long waited for her to run through the UFC roster. White made a decision to show Justino a little leeway this year by allowing her into his octagon for a pair of 140-pound catchweight contests.

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England in deep trouble as more wickets fall on fourth morning

For the record, no visiting team has won against India after having conceded 65-run lead in the first innings. It was 19-year-old Haseeb Hameed who put up a courageous resistance (59 not out off 156 deliveries) to thwart the hosts despite a hand injury.

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Tiger Woods makes big jump in world golf rankings

Stenson tapped in for birdie at the 14th while Matsuyama made bogey, closing the Asian ace s lead to three strokes with four to play. Look out, Jordan Spieth. And one of my goals is I told our captain [ Steve Stricker ] I want to be more than an assistant [for the Presidents Cup]. That was more respect than reality.

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World Cup countdown begins for Eddie and England

Retribution came quickly. A refocused defense stopped the Wallabies at the gainline and forced errors. England completed the year with a ideal winning record after overcoming Australia 37-21 in rugby at Twickenham on Saturday. Cheika rued Australia's mistakes, saying they had been a feature of all their encounters with England this year. The Wallabies should have set England a hard chase, but they couldn't touch down again.

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Home EPL Pep Guardiola happy to escape "tough" group

Iheanacho then fired just wide as City looked to complete a rapid turnaround, but Celtic remained a threat at the other end, Dembele smuggling the ball past Caballero only to find the side-netting with a wild swing. He said: "I greeted Cesc in the changing room". Can Brendon Rodgers' Celtic exit the Champions League this season on a high note? "I am pretty sure now, after playing against them before and now, the group was really tough - really, really tough".

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Champions League: Celtic will be back next season - Scott Brown

Reports have linked Manchester City to a £200 million move for the Argentine star but his coach is more focused on his fitness ahead of Wednesday's game against Celtic . Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says Neymar's late clash with Celtic defender Mikael Lustig was "just handbags". Scottish club Celtic are no slouches, but against Barcelona they are facing a giant of club football and, if he is named to play, one of the world's very best in Lionel Messi .

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Cavs' JR Smith leaves game in Toronto with left knee injury

And when you mix in a less than stellar offensive game from Valanciunas you end up with what you got Monday-a 1-for-8 night from the field and a seat on the bench for the entire fourth quarter. By the end of three the Cavaliers led 90-81. A turnaround jump shot from DeRozan with 24 seconds remaining closed the gap to five, and he followed that up with a 3-pointer 10 seconds later that looked to put the result in doubt, but after review he was ruled out of bounds.

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Guardiola: No Pressure On Iheanacho In Aguero's Absence

A statement on the Greater Manchester Police website said there were 14 arrests made throughout the day for relatively minor offences. In a later tweet , the force joked: "Police horse "Lancaster" is in a stable position after burger thrown at it by Celtic fan!" Manchester City ended their Champions League group campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Celtic on Tuesday, having recovered from an early blow inflicted by one of their own on-loan players.

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Apple Music Hits 20 Million Subscribers

The evidence for the same comes from the last 12 months - not a single song has been downloaded by 60% of its users from iTunes. Launched in June 2015, Apple music is finally out at giving a tough competition to Spotify , having 40 million paid subscribers .

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The best of Barca vs. Real 1-1 draw

Ramos's youth coach at Sevilla , where he started his career, said he always had an eye for goal . The last time Luka Modric dropped a free-kick onto Sergio Ramos head it was the 2014 European Cup final - that goal won them a trophy, this goal takes them a huge step towards what would be only their second league trophy in eight years.

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Man City need to earn respect in Europe, says Guardiola

Of course, such a result would be little more than a consolation prize for Celtic at this point as they've already been eliminated from contention to make the Europa League thanks to only picking up two points in their first five matches.

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Fellaini, Schneiderlin and Memphis set for Man Utd exit in January?

Neither signing brought in under Louis van Gaal has settled at United, with Mourinho opting to leave Schneiderlin and Memphis out of his squad at Goodison Park. Additionally, Koeman is keen on United misfit Depay, having recently told FOX Sports NL that he was interested in offering the winger some first-team football having endured a hard time at United.

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Lauda: 'Mercedes to name Rosberg's replacement soon'

But, after the shocking revelation that Rosberg is retiring, there's little to be gained from punishing Hamilton . "He has chosen to leave at the pinnacle of his career, as world champion, having achieved his childhood dream". Sebastian Vettel has made clear his future is with Ferrari as Mercedes look to replace newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg for next season.

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Tiger Woods on His Goals for 2017: 'Get Into the Top 1000'

Els was runner-up to Woods seven times, the most of any player. Let's see what's in store for the rest of the week. Woods recently re-branded his various businesses under the TGR banner, a move he describes on his website as "Chapter 2: my evolution as a competitor off the course".

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Aguero's four-match ban confirmed

He told reporters: "I don't like to publicise things". Tackles like the Manchester City striker's this weekend have no place in the game, and one more on the part of Aguero could see one of the world's finest players remembered more for his nasty streak than his world-class abilities as a footballer.

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Carolina Takes on Seattle in a Must-Win Game

If you want the unparalleled size, ceiling, explosiveness and overall toolbox, you go Newton. That includes Sunday night's at CenturyLink Field against Sherman's NFC West-leading Seahawks (7-3-1). DE Michael Bennett expected to play for first time since Week 7 following minor knee surgery. Meanwhile, Seattle brought back receiver Kevin Smith to the practice squad.

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Chelsea issue apology to sex abuse victim Gary Johnson

Johnson, who is now 57, told a British newspaper that he was sexually assaulted repeatedly every week by youth-team coach Eddie Heath from the age of 13 until he was 16 or 17. Former youth player Russell Davy, 50, has claimed he wrote to the FA in 1986 detailing allegations, but said he never received a reply. A number of police forces across the United Kingdom have opened investigations into allegations of abuse.

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All Four College Football Playoff Teams Will Be Sponsored by Nike

All four teams that will compete in the playoff games on December 31 - the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, Clemson Tigers and the Washington Huskies - all rock Nike on the field. The Buckeyes count wins at Oklahoma, at Wisconsin and home against Nebraska and MI among their 11 on the season. The victory buoyed the Buckeyes' resume all season and may have provided the ultimate edge over the Nittany Lions.

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France has a new Prime Minister

His expected announcement follows a primary ballot in which François Fillon, a 62-year-old former prime minister, secured a resounding win to become the presidential candidate of the centre-right Les Republicains party. His main rival in the crowded field of candidates for the January primaries will be Arnaud Montebourg, a leftist firebrand and former economy minister under Hollande, who quit the government over its move to the right.

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Jurgen Klopp Doesn't See Issues with Team Character or Attitude

We gave the game away because we didn t play football any more . First, despite getting a hand to the ball, he failed to stop a shot from Ryan Fraser, gifting Bournemouth the goal that inspired their comeback. The Reds legend said: "This goalkeeper (Karius) is yet to convince me that he's of the required standard". It is still early days but he would need a massive improvement.

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Purdue Basketball: Big men power Boilermakers past Arizona State

Next up for the Sun Devils is a trip to San Diego, where they will end their whirlwind non-conference travel schedule against the San Diego State Aztecs . The Boilermakers are led by big men Caleb Swanigan (17.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg) and Isaac Haas (14.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg). When we didn't make our shots, we folded, we gave in.

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MLB, players reach labor deal

Neither side had yet publicly confirmed a new agreement but representatives from both camps emerged visibly pleased and shook hands in public view from their Irving, Texas , negotiations on Wednesday, almost four hours before the deadline.

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Wenger admits Arsenal had to steady their nerves in 3-1 win

Arsenal's early intensity forced a mistake from Steve Cook in the 12th minute, as the Bournemouth defender's back pass gifted Sanchez the chance to round goalkeeper Adam Federici and calmly place the ball into the empty net. "Sanchez, even though he looks dead he is still alive". "When they equalised we became nervous and that's when you can see that the fact that we've had three draws played a little bit on our mind", he said.

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Pistons beat Bulls 102-91 for fourth win in 5 games

They outscored the Pistons 28-20 in the third quarter and took their first lead of the game during that stretch. Drummond supplied 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons (12-11), who have won four of their last five games. Not only is that a recipe for injury, but it limits his effectiveness in fourth quarters, where he's only shooting 37 percent from the field. The Pistons were ahead 51-44 at the half, thanks to a 16-6 edge on points off turnovers.

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Australia's Head expects same eleven for second ODI against New Zealand

The Australian and New Zealand teams will arrive in Canberra on Monday as Cricket ACT braces for a late-rush of ticket sales to ensure a capacity crowd for the second ODI clash on Tuesday. 'I'll take that any day of the week, it wasn't an easy task out there, Australia have a very good bowling line up, ' Guptill said. New Zealand's chase was helmed by Guptill, who shared a 92-run stand for the third wicket with Jimmy Neesham (34 off 36).

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Green Bay Packers end losing streak, in Philadelphia

The Green Bay Packers stymied that unit, and it played a huge role in a season-saving 27-13 on Monday night. They looked terrible. Plain and simple. The Eagles had allowed only three touchdowns at home while outscoring opponents 108-38 in their first four games at Lincoln Financial Field .

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No pressure on Iheanacho to fill Aguero's boots - Guardiola

What a start, and it is Patrick Roberts with the stunning solo effort against his parent club that breaks the deadlock! City did have the ball in the back of the net once again with a little over 20 minutes remaining when Nolito turned home a Jesus Navas cross at the back post following a blistering counter-attack, but the linesman's flag cut their celebrations short.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: What winning our Champions League group means

Lucas, making only his fifth start since joining from Deportivo La Coruna in August, struck twice from close range inside 16 minutes. The Gunners have already qualified for the last-16, but with top spot yet to be decided, they will go into the game in Switzerland still hoping to clinch top spot in Group A .


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