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Rockets' Onuaku shoots free throws underhanded in debut

The underhanded free throw has been used before in the National Basketball Association, but hasn't been seen regularly since Rick Barry in the late-1970s. He struggled shooting free throws at Louisville (46 percent his freshman season) before switching to underhand. George Mikan and Wilt Chamberlain also tried the un-cool route during their Hall of Fame careers.

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Mkhitaryan nets highlight goal in United win

Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan , Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Daley Blind, sealed the comfortable win for United. Of all the things that have frustrated Manchester United fans this year, the stuttering start to Henrikh Mkhitaryan's career at the club ranks pretty close to number 1.

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Watford's Harry the Hornet Mascot 'Out of Order,' Says Sam Allardyce

But if they are refereeing on reputation and not fact or incident, that's a black mark against them. Pardew's more expansive style of play, which brought just six Premier League wins in 2016 but also took the Eagles to the FA Cup final last season, also came under criticism following his departure.

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NFC Playoff Picture, Week 17: A Detroit loss introduces more chaos

The NFC North title game will be played on Sunday night in Week 17. The win would also force Washington into a tricky situation, as they would have to win next week and hope for a Detroit win over the Packers in order to clinch the sixth and final playoff spot.

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Man City boss Guardiola pleased with rejuvenated Sterling

De Bruyne continued to be a threat for City and his wonderful first touch gave himself half a yard in the box but he rifled his shot wide. Pep Guardiola's side failed to break the deadlock until the 72nd minute, when Toure converted from the spot, and Iheanacho scored later.

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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan subject of Armenia controversy: People fuming

Though United's 3-1 win will be remembered by a Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal which the Armenian described last night as the "best goal I ever scored", Ibrahimovic's all-round contribution was even better. Well, that is not quite the association most people make when they think of Old Trafford and David Moyes. "My time there was too short, but as I have said many times, you have to win games and I didn't win enough games", said the Scot.

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West Ham not looking for extra investment despite reported Red Bull interest

We have no desire to sell out. However Standard Sport understands that the club ownership have not received any contact from potential suitors and are not minded to sell West Ham. It is also possible that the bid Jack Sullivan is speaking of was not from Red Bull but another party. German football laws rule that club's can not be named after their sponsors, although Red Bull were able to get around this by renaming them Rasenballsport Leipzig, which translates to Lawn Ball Sports, but is ...

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Kejriwal alleges BJPs role in corruption charges on AAPs Goa CM candidate

Reacting to the development, AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that Gomes was being victimised by Goa's BJP-led government. "They couldn't get to me, neither couldthey disturb our Christmas spirit which soared all the more". Elvis Gomes, a former Inspector General of Prisons was declared as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party in the upcoming Goa assembly polls.

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Stuart Broad picks Joe Root over Virat Kohli and Steve Smith

He said his team will try to "ruffle his feathers". "They have won a lot of games in that time and I think they have played a lot of cricket at home in that time as well. After registering a four-nil win over England in the five-match Test series, India's dressing room was abuzz with celebrations. Things are not going well for the Australians.

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George Michael's celebrity Godchildren 'to inherit his £100million fortune'

A statement from his publicist said he died peacefully in his home. Earlier this month, Michael and producer Naughty Boy announced that they were working on an album together. Born in London, Michael would pair up with childhood friend Andrew Ridgeley to form Wham! . With their good looks, perma-tans, highlighted hair and hedonistic image, the duo captured the go-getting spirit of the age and fast became one of Britain's biggest pop acts.

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Arsenal suffer double injury setback as Wenger confirms blow

In the first half it was all Arsenal but their was no conviction to their play as West Brom started well and were organised to nullify the Gunners threat of trying to find target man Olivier Giroud . Arsenal have a stronger squad than Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to West Brom manager Tony Pulis. Here are five things we learned from the hard earned 1-0 win.

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Inter eyeing up Liverpool midfielder for January loan move

Inter are hoping to take advantage of Lucas' situation by bringing him to the San Siro on loan in January. according to The Guardian . James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo , among other reputable sources, claims Jurgen Klopp is pondering over whether to let the 29-year-old head to the Serie A club next month.

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Chelsea manager praises players after 3-0 victory over Bournemouth

This time though, Antonio Conte's side had to make do without top scorer Diego Costa, who was suspended for the match after picking up his fifth yellow card in the win over Crystal Palace last week. "I want to win and every decision I make is only because I want to win". Only the restart remained, but Conte got his wish and Hazard the reception he deserved.

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Pittsburgh Penguins extend coach Mike Sullivan

Sullivan is the sixth head coach in National Hockey League history to lead a team to the Stanley Cup after being hired midseason. The Pittsburgh Penguins have extended head coach Mike Sullivan through the 2019-20 season. The Penguins are glad to have Sullivan behind the bench for another three years. The year before joining the Pittsburgh organization, Sullivan earned a Stanley Cup ring with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2014-15, serving as a player development coach.

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Mourinho claims losing Ibrahimovic was good for Ligue 1

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed the rumours that he is unhappy at Manchester. "It's the best goal I ever scored", he said. "I liked very much the second half. "For me it was a hard job but easy to feel at home, easy to feel good in the club, easy to feel the club has progressed", he said. "I think Anthony is very very young, people forget, and last season Manchester United played completely differently to how we do today".

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12th win in a row for Blues

Chelsea delivered a Boxing Day knockout of Bournemouth on Monday, as Pedro scored two goals and Eden Hazard knocked through a penalty in a 3-0 victory. Bournemouth attempted to do their best to keep the ball away from the Chelsea attack and take advantage of their few opportunities, but Thibaut Courtois was there every step of the way.

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Chelsea widen EPL gap with new record

Pedro had given Chelsea the lead with a curled effort from 18 yards supplied by Cesc Fabregas' 98th Premier League assist, before Hazard scored a penalty in the 49th minute after he was fouled by Simon Francis. Chelsea are in record-setting territory with their 12th consecutive Premier League win. "No, also because I have these players". They finally grabbed a foothold in the game midway through the first half to ease the nerves around Stamford Bridge.

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Be careful driving with freezing rain in morning forecast

That's why there's a Freezing Rain Advisory for Northampton, Lehigh and Berks counties - plus a little further north and west -- for the late morning and early afternoon. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties.

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Azhar's ton lifts Pakistan to 232-4 at lunch

Having taken over 90 balls to strike his first boundary on day one, Azhar opened his shoulders and his sixth four was a glorious off-drive off paceman Jackson Bird to bring up the pair's 50-run partnership. Captain Misbah and his team will enter this match with the single motive of winning the test match and leveling the series. "It probably would take a bit of the workload off us if we did have Hilton as a fifth bowling option but I think us three quicks and Nathan Lyon have been doing ...

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Bob Diaco's short tenure at UConn comes to a close

Diaco commissioned a trophy for the annual game without having Central Florida on board and he named it the Civil ConFLiCT, with capital letters for the abbreviations of the two states. He finishes with an 11-26 record at UConn and had the worst offense in college football this season. On Jan. 2, Diaco will no longer be the head coach of the Huskies .

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Giroud saves Arsenal from home disappointment

And he knows that he was not always playing, and despite that he kept a strong motivation level. If you look at the players missing today. But Wenger said the late victor was a display of the kind of resilience Arsenal will need to get back in the title chase.

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Swansea vs West Ham: Confirmed starting line-ups, interesting Bilic decision

The American, whose hiring has been reportedly tied to the club's majority owners from the United States, has only won two of his 11 Premier League games in charge of the south Wales side. Sigurdsson was similarly frustrated by Randolph after he had been teed up by Llorente, but any hope of a comeback was extinguished when Antonio turned in from close range after Edimilson Fernandes had been initially denied by Fabianski.

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Tunisia arrests nephew of Berlin market attacker Anis Amri

The interior ministry said that Amri had sent money to his nephew and encouraged him to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State group. They all saw Anis Amri, the suspected perpetrator of the Berlin market attack as he grew up. Amri travelled through France before arriving in Italy in the wake of the Berlin terror attack, a French judicial source said. Amri told his nephew that he was the "emir" of the network.

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Bryce Petty placed on IR with torn labrum

Petty was hurt on a fluke play in Saturday's 41-3 loss to the New England Patriots , with an MRI exam confirming the team's fears. Coach Todd Bowles was scheduled for media availability on Monday, but it was cancelled due to a doctor visit, the team announced.

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Jurgen Klopp grits his teeth ahead of hectic festive schedule

I don't care. I think we spoke about fixtures, the good thing of having no break is you don't think you need a break. I have no problem with Boxing Day, I love it. John Barnes reckons Liverpool can still improve on the defensive side of their game despite keeping clean sheets in their last two matches . And Klopp claims the 31-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Augsburg for £4.2m in the summer, has now started to prove his worth.

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Three key battles that will decide Man United vs. Sunderland

Then Ibrahimovic turned provider, finding space on the right wing from another Sunderland defensive error to deliver a cross which substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan - who should have been flagged offside - brilliantly converted with a spectacularly improvised back-heel flicked volley.

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Raiders to test young Colts

But they may have lost starting quarterback Derek Carr . Having only been in the NFL for three years, this season was hands down his best so far, making Carr a popular candidate for the league's MVP. The talent around him could easily elevate his game enough to provide fireworks because this team is still a very unsafe team on offense. "I think it's been a testament to everyone in the group".

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Dangal, PK: Top 5 highest grossing Aamir Khan movies!

Dangal's collections substantially rose day-wise and over the weekends to Rs 106 crore. The highest-grossing Indian film of all time - PK earned Rs 630 crore worldwide. Booking the Christmas holiday instead of regular release is working like a charm for superstar Aamir Khan . Till Sunday, helped by festive season, the movie had collected Rs 104.25 crore net approximately, the report said.

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Boston College DT tackles two players to force fumble, defensive score

But instead of a slow-paced game punctuated by punts, Maryland running back Ty Johnson had one of his best efforts of the season. But the Terrapins didn't gain a yard before Harold Landry helped finish them off with a possession-ending sack.

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Manchester United 3 Sunderland 1: Mkhitaryan magic seals unhappy Moyes return

But Mkhitaryan has impressed since being given the nod by Jose Mourinho and, having returned from an ankle injury, scored an exceptional goal, flicking in an Ibrahimovic cross with aplomb. He has had one penalty in 17 Premier League matches so I couldn't be happier". "There are very few people get offered the job at Manchester United and I was honoured to be offered the job at Manchester United - and you have to be half-decent to get offered the job at Manchester United ".

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Watch NC State vs Vanderbilt Online

The Wolfpack lost four straight games in the middle of the season and instead of folding, bounced back to beat the Tar Heels on the road. For the Commodores, it was a roller-coaster season. North Carolina State: DL Bradley Chubb finished second in the ACC with 201/2 tackles for a loss and also had 91/2 sacks. North Carolina State: The Wolfpack has had a frustrating season, playing powerhouse programs like Florida State and Clemson close before losing.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Legend Terry Bradshaw Trashes Mike Tomlin, Calls Him 'Cheerleader'

He went on to say Tomlin's name "never even pops into my mind" when considering great National Football League coaches. I don't think he is a great coach at all. Despite never having a losing season and winning the Super Bowl, Bradshaw believes Mike Tomlin is not that great of a coach, but a cheerleader. FS1's Cris Carter said Tomlin was a good-not-great coach whose team had spent money on its offense at the expense of the defense.

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Lakers end almost 3 years of futility against Clippers

Paul and Griffin will not feature in this one, and with Reddick being highly questionable, Jamal has to give his bets if the Clippers want to win. However, the Clippers led 31-27 and continued to hold an advantage for the duration of the second quarter and pushed the advantage to eight points before the Lakers rode Nick Young's hot shooting to only a three point deficit at the half: 58-55.

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Oscar quits Chelsea for £60m switch to Shanghai SIPG

Super League club Shanghai SIPG completed a deal for Brazilian playmaker Oscar this week, after luring him away from Chelsea with a deal worth £52 million. "I have never seen a player cover so much ground and work so hard for his team, never waste a ball, and play with so much energy". I think that this league is fantastic and to play in this league is a great opportunity, a great honour.

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Wild Oats XI forced to quit Sydney to Hobart race

Wild Oats made a mess of the start on Boxing Day, getting trapped under Perpetual Loyal and Scallywag on the pin end of the startline. Sunny skies over Sydney greeted some 1,000 sailors aboard 88 entrants for the start of the 72nd edition of the race.


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