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Mushfiqur Rahim out of ODI series with hamstring injury

He stood up and tried to walk it off, but eventually had to walk out retired hurt. Nurul Hasan , a part of the overall touring party of 23 players but not in the 15-man squad for the first ODI , gets a chance to make his debut in Rahim's absence, that too at a ground that has happy memories for Bangladesh .

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Gazza hospitalised with head injury after Shoreditch Ace Hotel brawl

Police were summoned at around 6pm to reports that there was a disturbance on the hotel premises, before calls that a man had been assaulted. They were then called a short time after that to reports of a man having been assaulted at the same location.

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Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be inactive in Week 17

Martin's absence comes two days after the Bucs signed rookie Russell Hansbrough to their 53-man roster from the Giants' practice squad, a move that would point to one of their existing running backs not playing in Sunday's season finale against Carolina.

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Australia set with momentous challenge by Pakistan

Azhar passed Majid Khan's previous highest score of 158 posted in Melbourne 44 years ago with a four through the slips cordon off Josh Hazlewood. Skipper Steve Smith (10 not out) joined Khawaja for the final hour of play as the two put-up 34 runs to the third wicket stand before the clock ran out of time for day three.

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New York Giants: Eli Manning Will Play On Sunday

Miami is 3-3 SU and ATS in its last six games against the Patriots and can still climb to No. 5 in the AFC with a win, while the 1-14 Browns are winless SU in their last 12 visits to Heinz Field. They've yet to score 30 points in a game and haven't reached 20 points in any of their last four contests. "We have that much more confidence going into the next game".

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Jerry Jones says Cowboys won't rest starters vs. Eagles

The Detroit Lions will need to wait until next week to try to clinch a playoff spot after losing to the Dallas Cowboys 42-21 on Monday Night Football . Our models are projecting Dak Prescott for 174 yards with 1.30 touchdowns and 0.54 interceptions in Week 17. Witten went right down the seam and attracted the attention of Rafael Bush with Williams occupying Johnson Bademosi down the sideline leaving a hole just outside the seam for Butler.

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Victory for Dorset trainer at big Boxing Day race

Jockey Tom Scudamore brought Thistlecrack home to an easy victory ahead of last year's victor Cue Card, also from Tizzard's Milborne Port stable. Although the younger horse by two years went clear with a circuit to go, Cue Card and jockey Paddy Brennan moved up to challenge with six fences to go.

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Cowboys fan gets sweet revenge after fiancé breaks her heart

Publicizing your ex's douchebaggery - calling off an engagement by text , seriously? - is definitely one way to get back in the game. Flash forward 35 years, and a jilted Texas woman put out a strong message of her own, using "Monday Night Football" as her platform.

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Uber driver says Mack Brown 'sure couldn't coach' - to Mack Brown

Poor Mack Brown got dissed the moment he sat down, but he played it off well. As for that unlucky Uber driver, let's say he didn't get the best recommendation from that ride. Brown and Amin are on the call for tomorrow's Alamo Bowl between Oklahoma State and Colorado. Unfortunately for the driver, Mack Brown was also in the vehicle along with Amin and responded by saying, "He sure couldn't".

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Zaha named by Ivory Coast in Nations Cup squad

As both were friendly matches, he was permitted to commit his worldwide future to his country of birth. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has since indicated that he would like Zaha to remain eligible for England, but the forward would permanently commit to Ivory Coast if he features in the tournament.

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After 16 seasons, Steve Smith sounds like he'll retire after Sunday's game

He said he has "great support" from his family and cited his daughter, Bailey, as a reason for stepping away from the game. "I'm going to miss it". My wife supports me whichever way I want to go. Smith has been selected to the Pro-Bowl five times during his tenure with the Panther. He ranks third on the Ravens with 67 receptions, second with 765 receiving yards and he now leads the team with five touchdown receptions despite missing two games with an ankle injury.

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Chelsea: Winning run is fantastic - Conte

Meanwhile, Man United proved far too strong for Sunderland at Old Trafford as they swept aside the Black Cats on a 3-1 scoreline to claim their fourth win on the bounce. Get 8/1 enhanced odds on Tottenham to beat Southampton. Fabio Borini replied for the visitors, but it was a return to forget for Sunderland manager David Moyes, sacked by United in April 2014.

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Detroit Lions' Randy Edsall is going back to UConn

Diaco went 11-26 in his three seasons as the Huskies' head coach . University of CT athletic director David Benedict announced Wednesday that Edsall will become the head football coach of the Huskies for the second time in his career. There also will be a $3 million buyout for both the coach and the school, which decreases annually by $1 million over the first three years of the deal.

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BBC Claim Manchester United Will Not Move For Victor Lindelof

According to the Mail , a buyout clause of around £50m could be inserted in any improved contract with the Portuguese club. It seemed that if United were going to get their man in January, they were going to have to fork out considerably more than they would've probably like to.

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Green Bay Packers Playoff Scenarios Heading into Week 17 vs. Detroit Lions

Detroit fell 42-21 to the Dallas Cowboys as 6.5-point road underdogs in its second straight loss but is unbeaten SU and ATS in its past six games on home turf. Lions receiver Golden Tate said he didn't get back to his house following Monday night's game until 5 a.m. Tuesday. How much with the final game will change the coaching situation for the Lions? Packers LB Jake Ryan led a defense that held the Vikings to 93 yards rushing and limited the Vikings offensively before yielding up two ...

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Franck Kessie on club's radar but no official offer made

He said: "We have a lot of interest from the Premier League - Chelsea , Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal". Chelsea tried to get a jump on our rivals by opening the bidding at €25m - rivals who include Arsenal , Liverpool , both Manchester clubs, and perhaps even Spurs (oh and Juventus, surely) - but Kessié's current club Atalanta have rejected it.

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Randy Edsall agrees to return as head coach of Huskies

CT fired Bob Diaco Monday after three seasons, in which he compiled a 11-26 record and went to just one bowl. Edsall is in his first season as the Lions' director of football research and special projects, a mysterious position that helps with clock management issues and other projects that Caldwell has never been fully explained .

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Hazard: This is the best Chelsea squad since my arrival

The Reds face Stoke on Tuesday looking to jump back up to second and close the gap on leaders Chelsea to six points. However, although happy another win, Conte insists his side must maintain their high standards with the games coming thick and fast over the festive period.

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Week 17 playoff scenarios

The last two spots? Four spots have been locked up in the NFC , with the Packers, Lions, Redskins and Buccaneers battling for the final two. A few of the NFL's best teams are underdogs in their regular season finales. If the playoffs started today, which teams would be in, and which teams would be on the bubble? If the Lions lose that game and also lose to Green Bay , they won't make the playoffs.

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Pittsburgh Steelers clinch AFC North against Baltimore Ravens

A Ravens victory would have put them in control of the AFC North, needing only to win in Week 17 at Cincinnati to clinch the division. Because the Ravens were the team that gave them the most trouble-they didn't just win against them, they wrecked many of their seasons.

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Is this the best goal of the Premier League season?

The emergence of Mkhitaryan at the end of a protracted introduction to the Premier League is not the only reason for manager Jose Mourinho to be cheerful as 2016 comes to a close, but if might just be the most significant. "To give people this idea that I'm not happy here but that I was happy in London.it's bull****". "I don't have anything of concern from a past injury so I'm happy to be back to help the team", he added.

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South Africa openers build 165-run lead over Sri

Suranga Lakmal bowled a superb spell after lunch as Sri Lanka stemmed South Africa´s flow of runs on the first day of the first Test at St George´s Park on Monday. It looked as though a full-scale collapse was on the cards for the tourists but captain Angelo Mathews made a solid 39 before De Silva came out to bat at number seven and played an impressive hand, with assistance from Dinesh Chandimal and Rangana Herath.

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James Harden calls Mavs 'disrespectful,' Rockets try to confront Salah Mejri

Tempers then began to get the better of the Mavericks as Houston surged to a double-digit advantage, leading to a flagrant-one foul call on Bogut for a hard screen set on Rockets superstar James Harden with 5:23 left in the half. Ariza was so upset that he waited outside the Mavs' locker room after the game before leaving after about 15 minutes without incident. "Don't be mad at us, coach!" Beverley let him have it and to Carlisle's credit, he ignored what was said.

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Infantino reveals World Cup expansion backing

Infantino stated that the proposed 48-team tournament will be completed in the same period as the 32-team tournament. There would be little to no impact on players under the proposed format with the winning team still playing seven games in 32 days as they do in the current 32-team World Cup, the Federation Internationale de Football Association boss argued.

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Christmas Day Turns To Groundhog Day As Warriors Collapse Against Cavaliers

He felt it was unfair "that you throw the refs under the bus like that after the game". Their first meeting since the signing of Kevin Durant was supposed to be a watermark for the rivalry, and the Cavaliers pulled off a stunning win after overcoming a 14 point deficit in the 4th quarter.

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Neymar on Ballon d'Or

The Ballon d'Or has passed back and forth between Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Argentine playmaker Lionel Messi for the last nine years since Brazilian Kaka won the 2007 award. I don't play football for this, I play to be happy because I like football. "I want to be happy and I am happy here at Barcelona ". But the veteran Spanish striker has only ever come up against Ronaldo when facing Real Madrid , meaning it would always be inevitable who the ...

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Major Takeaways From Ravens Loss To Steelers

With the Steelers trailing by 3 with 11:41 with the AFC North title on the line, Boswell did the same. "I think today we showed some resolve, " quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said of the Christmas Day victory, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette .

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Almost 2 years after Jets fire Rex Ryan, Bills do the same

The Bills now join the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars among teams who have fired their head coach this season. He is officially out of a job. This wasn't the lunch time surprise Rex Ryan was looking for. He continued to say, "These decisions are never easy". I wish him the best of luck, but we got to make this run.

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South Africa solid on 174-2 in 1st test vs

De Silva was 43 not out when bad light stopped play early. Watch day two of the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth, live on Sky Sports 2 from 7.55am on Tuesday. South Africa then made quick inroads through the pace duo of Abbott and Philander to wrestle back control of the contest. Opener Kaushal Silva showed more discipline and was still there at lunch , but in the ninth over of the second session he was trapped in front by a Philander inswinger to end ...

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Steelers clinch AFC North with win over Ravens

Originally, I assumed the Browns would be demolished in Pittsburgh for Week 17, given the fact that the Steelers were in the midst of a playoff race. They would then play a divisional-round game against Oakland, which no longer has starting quarterback Derek Carr , who broke his leg last weekend. He's just a core special teams player.

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Rex Ryan Out as Buffalo Bills Coach

And he could help improve the defense, which has struggled over the past two seasons. Owner Terry Pegula told Ryan before the season that if the Bills didn't make the playoffs this season, he would be fired - and he delivered on the promise.

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Cavs 109, Warriors 108: Irving comes up big again against Golden State

KNBR reported Durant's minute long rant which lashed out at the NBA's Last Two Minute Report . I think it's bull- that the National Basketball Association throws the refs under the bus like that. They trying their hardest to get the plays right, and you look at the play in slow-mo and say that's it's wrong. "You don't have to throw the refs under the bus like that".

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Tomlin plans to rest those he can

The Baltimore Ravens were trailing the Pittsburgh Steelers by four points late in the fourth quarter when fullback Kyle Juszczyk ran in a score. We went to Denver past year without Antonio. CALLED SHOT: Bell actually predicted Brown would play the role of hero before the Steelers took the ball for the last time.

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Should The Lions And Packers Agree To Kneel Every Play?

What Was So Special About The Lions Game? Those fans explained the wait for the shirts was worth it because they finally have Cowboys success they've been waiting for. Right now, that's not happening. If that happens, the Redskins, with a 9-6-1 record, would edge out that team for the sixth seed. It would also mean the Cowboys, whose only two losses have come to the Giants , would've played a big part in it.

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Olivier Giroud: "This season has been difficult"

The Chilean has rewarded that show of faith with 14 goals in all competitions, with the decision justified to move him inside. "It could have become a block a little bit, so it was good to get that out of the way". The Gunners trudged off frustrated at the break but should have been ahead soon after the restart only for Foster to pull off a great double save, parrying Alex Iwobi's strike and then keeping out Sanchez's follow-up.


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