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Hoping for Bill O'Brien? Don't hold your breath

The two teams meet in the AFC Divisional playoff round on Saturday night, and the Patriots opened as 14 1/2-point favorites in a game most see as a monumental mismatch. Brady said he watched that Texans defense dominate the Raiders this weekend and noted that not only was defensive end Jadeveon Clowney great at putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks but also that there are more playmakers for Houston - put in good positions by coaches with connections to the Patriots: head coach Bill ...

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National Championship Game Open Thread: Alabama vs. Clemson

The game is a rematch of last year's national championship battle, which Alabama won 45-40, thanks in large part to Drake. Renfrow caught 10 passes for 92 yards and two scores to help the Tigers capture their first title since 1981. Clemson moved into Alabama territory and was faced with a fourth-and-one from the UA 41. He'd be a fine complement to Watkins' speed, but then, who's going to throw them the ball? Receiver ArDarius Stewart took a backward pass from Jalen Hurts and fired a ...

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Team officials, new owners confirm sale of WNY Flash

Including that win, the Flash have won four championships in three different leagues and Lynn Williams with the Flash won the NWSL's Golden Boot award and MVP distinction in 2016. Home to some of the best collegiate women's soccer programs, the NC Courage will have an excellent recruiting and home grown player population to pull from.

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Isaac Copeland transferring to Nebraska

Copeland averaged 11.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 three-pointers in 33 games last season. Nebraska is expected to ask that this season serve as a redshirt/transfer year for Copeland, which would allow him to play two full years starting next season.

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Villanova's Loss Opens Door for Baylor to Rise to No. 1

Baylor made the fastest climb from unranked to No. 1 in AP poll history. "I think it goes to your body of work", Drew said. Six top-15 teams will be in action on Tuesday night as the college basketball schedule gives us one of the most welcoming nights of play so far this season.

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Freshmen Lonzo Ball, TJ Leaf lead Bruins' 89-75 victory over Stanford

Alexys Swedlund finished with 22 points, Chanelle Molina shot 6 for 7 and both she and Ivana Kmetovska scored 16 points and the Cougars (8-8, 3-2) upset the Trojans. We still have some things to work on and get better and that's a positive. The Bruins' zippy ball movement led to 19 made field goals on 15 assists while hitting 57.1 percent of their 3-pointers and 52.8 percent from the field.

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Sourav Ganguly gets death threat

Putting light on the issue, Sourav reportedly said, "I was supposed to travel to Midnapore for a district sports programme at the Bidyasagar University on January 19". The CAB president however did not rule him out in attending the programme. Ganguly, however, feels his name is brought up out of the context, as he does not qualify to be the next BCCI president.

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Rams to interview Mike Vrabel for head-coaching vacancy

With that being said, just because the Rams are set to interview Vrabel doesn't mean he's going to end up being the next head coach since there's no clear favorite for the head-coaching vacancy at this point. Vrabel was offered a job as the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator last offseason but turned it down to stay with the Texans. Vrabel has been instrumental in the development of his linebackers, especially Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney .

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How to watch League Cup online

Silva enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Swansea City in the FA Cup as his first game in charge - and for Hull that nearly represents momentum heading into Tuesday's tie. Manchester United are eyeing up a sensational double swoop for Tottenham duo Kyle Walker and Danny Rose - if they can beat rivals Manchester City to the punch.

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Lowe departs Mercedes, joins Williams

The Lowe situation is intriguing because it comes at a time when Mercedes is in discussions with Williams about trying to reach agreement for Valtteri Bottas to move teams. Williams has recently parted company with chief technical officer Pat Symonds , who left the team on December 31 upon the expiration of his contract.

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Mamadou Sakho to 'reveal next destination within 48 hours'

Things reached a head a couple of months later, as Sakho went on a social media rant which saw fans calling for the end of his Liverpool career. Recently, Spanish giants Sevilla entered the race for Sakho, attracted by the idea he can operate not just as a centre-back, but also as a left-back.

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Giants Must Find Eli Manning's Heir Apparent

Manning in 2014 told People magazine that the dog had been an unofficial nanny for his two young children. "Understand that they can't make it bigger than what it is, " Manning said. The craziest things he seems to have done is join Instagram, watch a playoff game with his 4-year-old daughter and wore his new "bioceramic" pajamas to a news conference.

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Hail Aaron! Green Bay Packers beat the Giants in Wildcard Weekend

The Packers never looked back after that. If the Texans even made it to the Super Bowl, they would become the first team in the modern National Football League era to play in a Super Bowl the year the big game was played in their home stadium.

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Jiri Hudler shoots Stars past LA Kings in 6-4 thriller

If the NHL Playoffs started today, the Kings would secure the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The Stars have been cursing their puck luck all season, but they got a ton on Monday. "Nobody would have anticipated 10 goals between these two teams right now", Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "Maybe battling back", said forward Tanner Pearson when asked whether the offensive outburst could be a positive takeaway.

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Mourinho tips Rashford to beat Rooney's record

Rooney was delighted to make history after matching a record that has stood for nearly 44 years, particularly with Charlton watching from the directors' box. No!" In spite of not working with him, I had always a good relation with him. Rooney has made 23 appearances for Manchester United this season and has scored four goals in addition to providing ten assists for his team-mates.

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Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise to practice Tuesday

Prosise will practice on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a broken shoulder blade against the Eagles on November 20. The Seahawks seem to have found their best option with Rawls rushing for 161 yards on Saturday night, but he may get some company in the backfield sometime soon.

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Carl Edwards to Retire

Throughout his career, Edwards has been very private about his personal life. The Missouri native has 28 career Cup victories to his credit and finished inside the top 10 of the points standings on four occasions. In 2008, Edwards won nine races and appeared poised to win the title, but a late-race crash at Talladega Superspeedway ended his title hopes, as he finished second to Jimmie Johnson.

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FIFA FIFPro World11: Five Real Madrid players set to feature

The team comprises of five-time Ballon d'Or victor Leo Messi, the 2016 Ballon d'Or and Federation Internationale de Football Association player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany's Manuel Neuer and Toni Kroos, the Brazilian defence duo of Marcelo and Dani Alves, the Spanish trio of Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos, Croatia's Luka Modric and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.

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Maria Sharapova to return from doping ban in April in Stuttgart

There was no immediate comment from the International Tennis Federation, whose tribunal gave her a two-year punishment that was reduced to fifteen months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Auto manufacturer Porsche, which sponsors both Sharapova and the event in Stuttgart, said Tuesday that Sharapova has been given a wild-card entry into the tournament .

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Transfers: Five players Chelsea could sign in the transfer window

The ex Fluminense youngster initially joined Watford on loan in August on a season long deal. Ake gives me an important option because we are playing with three central defenders. "I've never played this formation before but I'm getting used to it and I feel I'm getting better and better with every game". Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to sign two wing backs this month despite his side's outstanding defensive record during their 13-match winning run.

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Arsenal Confirm Bramall As First January Signing

I drove down on the Wednesday and trained with the first team on Thursday and Friday. The youngster was working in a Bentley vehicle factory in Crewe until last month, when he heard he was being made redundant. "Bramall is a young, promising left-back who has a lack of experience at the top level but who has fantastic ingredients", Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said.

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It's Time For Odell Beckham To Grow Up

I think Odell is going to be fine. We'll help him with that, but he has to help himself, and we believe he'll do that. "He's a smart guy, but sometimes he doesn't do smart things". "' 'We've talked about it". I believe he understands that he has a responsibility being one of the faces of this franchise. "I think he'll accept that responsibility".

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NFL Playoffs 2017: Miami Dolphins vs

It's a very good venue, just like Seattle. Kansas City might be playing at home, which tends to be a huge advantage in the playoffs, and the team might only be allowing 19.4 points per game, which is the seventh-best mark in the National Football League, but these two squads already met once this year...

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Martin Odegaard to Heerenveen: Latest Loan Details, Comments and Reaction

Odegaard made his debut for his local team as a 15-year-old in the Tippeligaen, before moving to Spain. But the Norway global has now moved to Heerenveen, and he will likely be given more opportunities to play first-team football in the Eredivisie, which should allow him to improve and start to fulfil his huge potential.

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Rangers at Blue Jackets

Now, I can get back to looking at our situation with the season and figuring out the goaltending situation, which is very important. "It was a battle". Video seemed to show it could have gone either way. "We're going to dial in and push hard", Peters said. "(Murray is) coming from behind and fighting for a lane as well.

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Woodley, Thompson rematch confirmed

Woodley explained that Thompson's argument for a rematch boiled down not to questioning whether Thompson had won the fight, but to whether or not Woodley had won or had it truly been a draw. "'This is a new fight, the most important fight of my life, not only to just continue to be the champion and to keep my belt". "He had plenty of opportunities to say something, he saw the buzz between me and Bisping, so he wanted to try and get involved".

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Federation Internationale de Football Association decides to expand

This led Infantino to leap to 48 teams, with his first idea being a one-off play-off between 32 teams to decide who should join 16 seeded teams in the current eight-groups-of-four format. Late previous year there appeared to be momentum behind a 48-team format which envisages 16 teams pre-qualified, and another 32 playing a one-game knock-out round - with the winners joining those 16.

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Jason Pierre-Paul: Jason Pieree-Paul won't sign a one-year deal

I showed it". "There's not really a guy like me out here doing it with seven and a half fingers ", he said, via Kimberley Martin of Newsday . "We're going to sit down and think about the process", Pierre-Paul said. The team just invested $85 million in Vernon and $46.25 million in Damon Harrison this past offseason. Pierre-Paul said he is not concerned about returning fully healthy from his injury.

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Nike PG1, Paul George's First Signature Shoe

That's because George is set to debut the PG1, his first signature sneaker from Nike. Indiana Pacers star Paul George joins an elite list of athletes to get their own shoe with Nike, as the brand introduces the PG1. In Nike's 44-year history, fewer than one percent of its endorsed athletes have been given a signature shoe. Built to be extra-lightweight, the shoe also features a forefoot strap anchored by Flywire loops, a design feature we haven't seen much of from Nike.

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Qatar Open: Djokovic beats Murray

It was a flawless tonic for the world No. 2 in his build-up to the defence of his Australian Open title in Melbourne - the tournament starts next Monday - and provided food for thought for Murray, who lost for the 25th time against his old rival.

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Klopp rejects Philippe Coutinho transfer rumours

Jurgen Klopp is set to welcome back Philippe Coutinho from injury against Southampton in Liverpool's EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday, with speculation of a move to Barcelona still a hot topic. "When they started to bring on their big players that gave us a bigger boost because we knew we were doing something right for them to have to bring them on to try and get a result".

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Hawks take Paul Millsap off trading block, report says

However, six-straight wins, against Detroit, San Antonio, Orlando, New Orleans, and Dallas, has apparently convinced Atlanta, for the time being, that they're not ready for a rebuild quite yet. In 34 games this season, Millsap is averaging 17.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 34.1 minutes a night. It's unclear what any teams were offering, but whatever the situation, Atlanta is keeping him.

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Irfan withdraws from Australia tour after mother dies

Earlier, Pakistan's left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan's mother passed away on Monday. He finished as the second best bowler in the Bangladeshi Premier League, while he helped his Peshawar side to victory over FATA on the domestic circuit by taking four wickets.

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Chris Jericho captures WWE United States championship

Then Bill Goldberg crashed the Kevin Owens show and made his intentions of making an impact at the Royal Rumble clear. Around the 10:00 p.m. ET hour of RAW , he would appear in the ring with Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley, who had been looking for him for the first two hours of the show.

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Stan Collymore urges Gunners to ship out Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger

Ozil has only 18 months left on his current contract but the midfielder has famously revealed that he will only sign an extension after Wenger's future at the club is sorted out. However, when asked in an interview with Kicker whether Arsenal were out of the title race, Ozil said: 'Definitely not, the past has shown that too.


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