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Tiger Woods playing golf with President-elect Donald Trump

It's worth noting that it was in 2012 that Woods last played golf with a U.S. president when he and President Obama shared time at the Floridian in Palm City, Florida. President Obama, who has logged more than 300 rounds while in the White House, has whittled his handicap down to 13, according to Golf Digest . Woods also has golfed with former Presidents George H.W.

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Trump Claims 'A-List Celebrities' Want Tickets to Inauguration: Hollywood Reacts

Trump has ordered a "Hail Mary" rearrangement of recruitment efforts to book talent for his inauguration, according to an anonymous source familiar with the situation cited in a report published Wednesday by The Wrap. 22! "[But] Donald said, "You don't need to. Unless you're interested in never having any money and being socialised". He even got people talking about her on her talk shows and stand-up comedians across the country.

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Petra Kvitova surgery successful, hopes to play in 2017

Kvitova, 26, underwent almost four hours of surgery on her left hand earlier this week and is expected to miss at least six months of tennis competition. "But that's for sure I want to return one day and I'll do all I can to make that happen". She slipped in the rankings this year but showed improved form in recent months, winning the Wuhan Open title in October and the season-ending WTA Elite trophy in November.

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Cam supports Panthers' call to sit Kuechly despite clearing concussion protocol

Kuechly said not once has he considered retirement, even though some pundits and players have suggested he should. The team's first-round pick in 2012, Kuechly was injured on November 17 following a collision with New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower.

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Klopp issues a progress update on Coutinho's injury

Klopp can ill-afford to lose further ground to Chelsea but insists a Coutinho return against fellow title rivals Manchester City on New Year's Eve is unlikely. "Not many people are thinking we have a chance of gaining positive results but that certainly isn't the case within our camp". "All the players are different".

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Jose Mourinho Already in Line for Major Manchester United Reward

I want to stay in the place where it is most hard to win. "They score one goal and they win". After a period of turbulence, José Mourinho now seems to be settling in well at Manchester United. So I have this little bad feeling. Sunderland boss David Moyes has already said contract talks with those players whose deals run out next summer are not on his agenda until the club's Premier League fate is known.

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BA cabin crew cancel planned Christmas strikes

The dispute centred around "mixed fleet" cabin crew who joined the firm after 2010 and are paid such low wages some sleep in their cars or take second jobs, according to Unite. The Financial Times noted in its coverage of the news that the move also followed a day of talks at Acas, the arbitration service. "The two-day strike over Christmas and Boxing Day is now suspended", he says.

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Bengals WR AJ Green (hamstring) says he will play Saturday vs. Texans

Greenberg believes Duke needs to get Allen helpEmotional Matich says Stoops was trying to save Joe MixonAllen doesn't plan on tripping another player againHow Curry, Thompson became the "Splash Brothers'sc "It's big". "That's like a cowardly move to me". "Not playing for that long, no matter what our season is, I'm just happy to get back out there with my teammates".

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Olympics: 28 Russians face action over tampered Sochi samples

The IOC will also re-analyse all samples from Russian athletes at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010. "Prof. McLaren had investigated 95 samples of Russian athletes provided to him by the IOC". Twenty-seven Russian athletes have already been sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee as a result of re-testing of some samples from the 2008 Beijing Games and London.

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Putin says 'nothing unusual' about Trump's nuclear call

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said there was "nothing unusual" about US President-elect Donald Trump's call to boost America's nuclear capability. Speaking about the conflict in Ukraine, Putin said previous year that "we have never said that there are no people there involved in resolving some certain issues, including those related to the military sphere".

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Motivation level is high for Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion

This is Eastern Michigan's second bowl appearance ever. The Eagles' Brogan Roback has thrown for 2,394 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. After sitting out last season because of a knee injury, O'Connor returned to cause havoc and help the Eagles defense improve dramatically to earn their first winning season since 1995.

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Benfica 'ready' for potential Lindelof exit amid United talk

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's philosophy and strength this season will make them very hard to beat in the title race. "You have to be honest and say that is very hard", Mourinho told Sky Sports when asked if United could still win the title.

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Wenger rules out signings; handed triple injury boost

Big players always respond to criticism on pitch. "I don't give [Ozil] leeway - when the team has no possession he has to do his job like everybody else". 'I'm a bit cautious, with the little setbacks you have when you have been out for such a long time. To complete the wave of good news, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury sustained in the 2-1 defeat by Manchester City last weekend will be "a matter of days rather than weeks", with Wenger confirming that the England worldwide will not be ...

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Thibaut Courtois 'Open' To Real Madrid Move

Thibaut Courtois is on course to leave Chelsea and return to Madrid to join Real, according to Spanish media outlet Marca . Could Chelsea cope without Courtois? Among the possibilities is to sign Thibaut Courtois . With Courtois' contract set to end in 2019, Real Madrid feel they'll be able to sign him for relatively cheaper at the end of the current season. Chelsea had to let long serving club legend Petr Cech leave to Arsenal, in order to accommodate Courtois in the team, something ...

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Arsene Wenger speaks out over plans for January

Wenger, speaking at his pres conference ahead of the Boxing Day game against West Brom, accepted analysis of the way his side faded at the Etihad but said: "It's very hard for me to come out on an individual - I have a debrief with the players themselves".

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Trump, Bill Clinton trade insults in unusual exchange

Kellyanne Conway , a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, on Tuesday cited audio obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon that showed Hillary Clinton bragging about getting a man accused of raping a child off on a lesser criminal charge .

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Sadio Mane shortlisted for African footballer of the year award

Mohamed Salah of Roma and Egypt and Islam Slimani of Leicester and Algeria both failed to make the final list having made it into the final five nominees. Zambian midfielder Rainford Kalaba, Zimbabwean forward Khama Billiat and Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango are the three contenders for the prize for best African player based on the continent.

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Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr could make history tonight against Bruins

With an assist Thursday against the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers right winger Jaromir Jagr recorded his 1,888th National Hockey League point, passing Mark Messier for sole possession of second all-time in National Hockey League scoring. Two assists by Jagr helped stake the Panthers to a 2-0 lead but watched the Sabres storm back and take a lead late in the third. Aleksander Barkov then collected the puck and netted his ninth goal to cut Boston's lead to 2-1.

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Mario Balotelli should have been protected by referee - Vincent Koziello

His red card at Lorient in October was rescinded after the referee admitted he made a mistake, but he will be suspended after kicking out at Bordeaux's Igor Lewczuk in injury time on Wednesday. albeit in inauspicious fashion with Nice having their star striker dismissed. Balotelli was shown the red card for needlessly hacking at an opponent, but then came the comedy.

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Cris 'Cyborg' Justino notified of possible anti-doping violation by USADA

Justino tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol following a December 2011 fight under the now-defunct Strikeforce banner. White heard about the news just before TMZ caught up with him in NY while he was promoting the upcoming fight between Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie that will crown the new 145-pound champion.

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Chelsea are Premier League's 'dominant team' - Lampard

One of this season's undisputed stars, the Spanish global has helped drag Chelsea to the top of the league table. What do you think of the differences between this season and last at Stamford Bridge? Because our (transfer) market wasn't a great market.

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Former Duke Star Jay Williams Offers Public Advice To Grayson Allen

Last season, it was Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Louisville's Raymond Spalding . Message boards and social media in the ACC and across the country were abuzz with criticism of Allen for being a dirty player. Duke has suspended Grayson Allen indefinitely. So was Laettner, known for his chest stomp of a Kentucky player. "I can't blame people for saying what they did", he said.

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Red-hot Blue Jackets host Habs

The Blue Jackets are 21-5-4 and one point from first place in the Metropolitan Division (with games in hand), and they happen to welcome the division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins to Nationwide Arena on Thursday night. The loss drops Murray's record to 13-3-1 on the year. The Blue Jackets went on to score two goals in the second period and four in the third period.

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Duke Suspends Grayson Allen Indefinitely After Third Tripping Incident

As a program, we needed to take further steps regarding his actions that do not meet the standards of Duke basketball. Last night, Duke star and serial flopper/tripper Grayson Allen exhibited why he is the Dookiest Dookie to ever Dook. It was the third time he had done so in 25 games. Allen, a Florida native, played high school basketball at the Providence School in Jacksonville. Patrick asked Coach K what does an indefinite suspension mean.

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Trump calls for expansion of nuclear arsenal

The US has 7100 nuclear weapons and Russian Federation has 7300, according to the US nonpartisan Arms Control Association . On March 23, Trump told Bloomberg News that he wanted the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) "to think maybe we would use them".

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Edwin Encarnacion agrees to 3-year deal in Cleveland

He brings power as well. As he enters his age-34 season, Encarnacion continues to walk at an elite clip and his hard-contact rate has held steady, so there's little reason to expect a dramatic decline in production despite the move to a more pitcher-friendly home park.

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FX Networks Research Releases Scripted Series Chart

From Donald Glover's masterful Atlanta to the unexpected Sugar Ray cameo in Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite, this year has shown that the era of so-called "peak TV" just might have peaked yet again. Of that tally, online services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, represent 93 series with the category growing 1,450 percent vs. 2011. Streamers including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon accounted for 93 shows, up from 46 in 2015, with scripted programming from the VoD operators up by nearly 1,500% since 2011.

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Green-less Warriors explode in second half for 117-101 win

Brook Lopez led the Nets (7-21) with 28 points and eight rebounds, Jeremy Lin added 10 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, Sean Kilpatrick scored 14 points, Rondae Hollis Jefferson contributed 13, and Bojan Bogdanovic had 12. The Nets took 65-49 lead into the lockeroom at half. Warriors: F Draymond Green left the team for the birth of his son and was placed on the inactive list, along with C Damian Jones, who is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the Development League.

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WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker to David Haye: 'Anywhere, any time'

Haye was in the box seat as the mandatory challenger but has opted for a lucrative local clash against David Bellew in Britain in March. Hughie Fury or Jarrell Miller are these Good first Defense Opponents? Adding to the heavyweight chess board as the pieces fall into position for 2017, the WBO yesterday installed Londoner David Haye as its No 1 contender, meaning that Haye will most likely face the April 8 victor, in the United Kingdom in July.

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San Antonio Spurs Eye Sixth Straight Win

The hammer the Clippers have used over the years to pound away at the seemingly always indomitable San Antonio Spurs won't be available for this next encounter. The Clippers' bench, a crux in years past, is better equipped to deal with the loss of Griffin, though no one believe he is truly replicable. Guys like that, they are going to be ready to play.

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Duke Suspends Grayson Allen After Another Tripping Incident

Allen was involved in defending Elon guard Steven Santa Ana on a drive near the right baseline late in the first half when Santa Ana caught Allen's hip, knocking him slightly off-balance. He will be an Ordinary Joe who has to get along with his family, his co-workers and his neighbors, and losing his temper and lashing out when things aren't going his way won't get him very far.

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Indians sign All-Star Edwin Encarnacion

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the deal guarantees $65 million, with a $5 million buyout on the option. I'm basically out of words for Edwin Encarnacion to the Indians at this point. Encarnacion (239) ranks third behind Carlos Delgado (336) and Jose Bautista (265) on the Blue Jays' career home run list. "Sounds like the Yoenis Cespedes template from last winter!" "Rockies are monitoring market for Edwin Encarnacion while Marlins are passing because of price and unwillingness to ...

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Manchester United Closing In On £75 Million Rated Benfica Defender Victor Lindelof

If Lindelof signs for Manchester United , the potent defender could be an immediate starter at United. But I will also grab an opportunity to play for any of the big Clubs in Europe. For United fans, I think the best comparisons would be with Rio Ferdinand and Ronny Johnsen. "If we buy a player (in January) we are not buying two, three or four".

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Salvation Army sees increased donations after Ezekiel Elliott touchdown celebration

Checks can be mailed until December 31 to Salvation Army, 628 Broad Street, Beloit, Wisconsin, but bell ringers will be done with their duties on December 24. "Recently, an anonymous donor gave a check for $1,000 to help close the gap on our short fall in the Red Kettle". So far this Christmas, The Salvation Army has raised more than $2 million for next year, the goal is $4 million.

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NFL to debut spring league in 2017

The NFL notified its teams on Thursday of a spring development league that will work with veteran free agents this coming April. After speaking to an National Football League source, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman described it as "basically, XFL light".


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