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Buffalo Bills agree to hire Sean McDermott as coach

Under McDermott, the Panthers defense was one of the NFL's best from 2012 through 2015, culminating in a trip to the Super Bowl. Sean McDermott wasn't the biggest coaching name available this offseason, but for the Buffalo Bills, he was the flawless choice for a franchise that did not come anywhere close to playing up to its potential under Rex Ryan.

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Buffalo Bills hire Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as head coach

McDermott , 42, had a second interview with the team Wednesday and emerged as the team's choice to replace Rex Ryan, who was sacked before the final week of his second season with the Bills . It is one that Buffalo has to hope pays off better on the defensive side of the ball than did Ryan's arrival. His time in Philadelphia also included a Super Bowl appearance, along with six division titles.

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Joey P's NFL Divisional Round Picks: More Intensity, Better Games

We also can not overlook the injury to Roethlisberger's foot - he will still play and it is hard to imagine he would be completely ineffective - in poor weather conditions. In a very thin position, only Travis Kelce could be valued higher than Graham for the Divisional Round . Forty-two years ago this week, the Steelers won the first of six Super Bowls.

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Deshaun Watson leaves Clemson, Dabo Swinney on solid ground

The Tigers , led by Watson , answered the challenge Monday night and pulled out a 35-31 comeback thriller to put an abrupt end to Alabama's nearly ideal ending to the 2016 season. The system worked and Clemson and Alabama gave us yet another great championship game. They've represented themselves that way all year long, and I'm proud of their accomplishments.

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Barcelona sack chief Pere Gratacos following controversial comments about Lionel Messi

Barcelona said Gratacós would still have an undefined position with the club academy. Gratacos' comments came just two days after the champions' chief executive Oscar Grau said Messi's contract renewal should be "analysed with a cool head and common sense", before adding "Barca can not spend more than 70 per cent of the budget on salaries, therefore we have to make sure things balance".

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Minnesota picks Danladi first in MLS draft

Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire , respective holders of the second and third pick, have also expressed interested in swapping spots. A native of Ghana, Danladi made 42 appearaances over three seasons with UCLA, scoring 18 goals and recording 18 assists.

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Kell Brook in NY for Degale v Jack

DeGale said: "This is the moment". I'm ready to prove that I'm one of the best fighters in the world. Badou Jack is a very good fighter and he's underrated. You have to back it up in the ring. "I can't wait to return to the United Kingdom as a unified world champion". I'm just excited about the fight. "I need to be fully focused and concentrate for 12 rounds and then I will be the unified champ".

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Tom Brady doesn't care about winning MVP

When the point spreads came out for the divisional playoff round, the line getting the most attention was for the game at Foxborough, the one projected blowout. Texas's QB's are also tagged with an O/U of 2 on touchdown passes plus interceptions. Surely, it doesn't hurt that 39-year-old Tom Brady is playing at an elite level.

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Agnieszka Radwanska defeats Duan Yingying in straight sets — WTA Sydney

The more experienced Radwanska-she has 20 career WTA titles-could not get a foothold in the contest despite holding for 4-1 and 5-2. And you see it on the Tour, she's really gained the respect of her peers. Evans, meanwhile, is just one match away from a first ATP Tour final after he came from a set down to beat Austrian world No8 Dominic Thiem 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

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Steelers face Chiefs in Super Bowl quest

He has shown that if a game turns into a shootout, he is capable of keeping up and that should keep Chiefs fans from worrying too much. It won't be easy going on the road but as long as Pittsburgh plays smart and doesn't give up the ball I don't see a team that can beat them.

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Premier League strugglers Hull City make two signings

Evandro has joined the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal from FC Porto, subject to worldwide clearance. After the news was announced, fans took to Twitter to wish Niasse well, while some Everton supporters used the opportunity to rejoice in offloading him.

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Serena Williams dances in lingerie in new commercial

If Serena wasn't so fantastic at tennis, we would definitely suggest she pick up a career in dancing! That said, the Williams v Clijsters rivalry began very much in the former's favour. In the clip, she dances with abandon to Billy Idol's 1980 hit throwing in some fancy star jump moves and even rocking some decade-appropriate leg warmers.

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OR will hire Alabama assistant, ex-FIU coach Mario Cristobal as OC

Matt Lubick was the Ducks' offensive coordinator in 201. But he was prized as much for his work off the field. Sources have confirmed, OR will hire Alabama offensive tackles/tight ends coach Mario Cristobal as its new co-Offensive Coordinator, as first-reported by 247Sports.

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Daniel Sturridge 'bullied' by Virgil van Dijk in Southampton defeat

He gets better and better. It was like watching a man play against a little boy in Daniel Sturridge, he bullied him all game. "He never gave him a sniff". Asked following Southampton's 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday night whether Van Dijk would leave St Mary's in the January transfer window, Le Tissier told Sky Sports: "I think so [he will stay this month].

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Copa del Rey quarter final draw: Atletico Madrid draw Eibar

Real looked to be heading for their first defeat since they lost to VfL Wolfsburg in April past year, but Ramos clawed his team back into the contest with a Panenka-style dinked penalty into the middle of the goal, before substitute Benzema completed the comeback.

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Dallas Stars Troll Chargers' New Team Logo With Hilarious Tweet

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated multiple times that keeping the team in San Diego was the league's priority, and the NFL meant to fully support all efforts to prevent the team from moving to a new city. The San Diego Chargers have finally cut the cord. There will be one limo carrying Spanos and one Brink's truck carrying his loot, both moving hurriedly up that freeway ahead of the muffled San Diego cries, all of Los Angeles peering briefly out the windows before closing their blinds.

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Dallas Cowboys: Dez Bryant can not afford an Odell Beckham against Packers

This matchup should favor Green Bay. They had to figure out a way to take care of the champions. Green Bay won the Super Bowl in the 2010 season. "The Seahawks have been inconsistent this year but the bottom line is they still have a much better defense than Atlanta", Fitz said.

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Lindsey Vonn rebounds from injury, returns to the slopes this week

Shiffrin can't wait for the four-time overall champion to return to the start gates. Nursing a knee injury and a broken arm for the past 11 months, Vonn is expected to take part in official downhill training in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, today and Friday, and probably in two races over the weekend.

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Johanna Konta gets payback over Agnieszka Radwanska to win Sydney International title

The 25-year-old faces Kirsten Flipkens next week when the Australian Open gets underway, in 2016 she bowed out in the semi-finals to Angelique Kerber, who went on to win the title. At the WTA's Hobart International, former French Open finalist Lucie Safarova was beaten 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 by Japanese qualifier Risa Ozaki . In temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for much of the match, Wozniacki lost 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-4 to Barbora Strycova in a duel that stretched to 3 ...

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Green Bay Packers: Cowboys scouting report ahead of divisional round

It's one day, you really don't have a chance to recover from a slow start or a mistake here or there. In other words, they can not run the ball every first down or Dom Capers will shut them down. Their offense, before going into conservative mode in the second half, was moving the ball down the field easily. I like Jason Witten this week but I love Beasley.

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Seahawks at Falcons: Picks, predictions and odds

I think the point is Atlanta Falcons' fans shouldn't hesitate to feel confident about Saturday. It's fine for him to cover Jones on the plays where the Seahawks are in zone coverage and Jones happens to be in his area, but it would be unwise for the Seahawks to compromise their strengths and Sherman's in an effort to neutralize Jones.

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Klopp's Liverpool the best I've seen, says Gillespie

Conte's response to the back-to-back losses against Liverpool and Arsenal had been more emphatic and successful than anyone's wildest dreams could've envisioned it, with Chelsea collecting 39 points out of an available 39 and rising from eighth to six points clear in first.

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Arsene Wenger confirms Carl Jenkinson move, other transfer rumours fake news

I can not tell you much more because we have not come to any conclusion yet". But it is instead two defenders which now seem to be on their way out of the club, is what is currently dominating the Arsenal news in the media. "Carl...it's a possibility that he will move yes". The Gunners boss was responding to links with Torino forward Andrea Belotti and Real Madrids Alvaro Morata.

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Johanna Konta beats Agnieszka Radwanska to win Sydney International

Though Radwanska managed to grab a couple of games back, Konta imposed herself on every point and never allowed her opponent any time to get back into the match. The final of the Hobart International will be between Monica Niculescu and Elise Mertens . "He was running unbelievable with long rallies and I'm very happy to be in the quarter-finals".

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Eddie Howe claims 'no discussions' with Chelsea over John Terry

Conte revealed that Musonda in particular has impressed him and will have the chance to stay at Chelsea for the rest of the season if he continues to develop well in training over the remainder of January. "When you have a player who can play different roles, it's good for me". That shows it is important when a player comes from the Academy and goes out to play on loan they can be ready to come back and play with us.

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Notts County appoint Kevin Nolan as manager to succeed John Sheridan

Speaking at a press conference yesterday afternoon (12 January), Hardy said that the Club's finances were "not in a healthy position". "I am aware of what I am walking into", Nolan told reporters. With a transfer embargo on the club due to unpaid bills, Nolan will have a tough time in the January transfer window to make moves for the club. "I will provide the leadership off the pitch and he will provide it on the pitch".

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Johanna Konta to play Agnieszka Radwanska in Sydney International Final

It was the 26-year-old Briton's first win over a top-10 ranked player and it will be his second ATP World Tour semi-final since Zagreb in 2014. A year later, she heads to the year's first grand slam as a top-10 player and now a two-time victor on the WTA Tour after adding to her maiden title in Stanford last summer.

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Resetting the Bills' search for an offensive coordinator

Clearly, Joseph and the Broncos were happy with McCoy's input in his interview today. Notably, he worked for the 49ers from 2005 to 2010, and he was able to develop some great, young defensive backs. The 44-year-old Joseph has fairly deep ties to the Denver area, having played football for the University of Colorado in nearby Boulder alongside current Broncos executive Matt Russell.

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DeMarcus Lawrence set to return against Green Bay Sunday

A 42-24 Week 11 loss to the Redskins dropped Green Bay to 4-6, with many in the national media calling the team flat-out awful. They got healthier on defence. Much like the regular season, in the playoffs there just might not be a need for Tony Romo . Green Bay won the Super Bowl in the 2010 season. Despite also starting another rookie, Dak Prescott , at quarterback, this team looks polished and experienced beyond their years.

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Lyon only club interested in Memphis Depay but have bid rejected

The Ligue Un side emerged as contenders for the winger's signature way back in the summer, but are now leading the chase to rescue him from Old Trafford. "I have put a priority on Memphis Depay". "He is my number one priority". "If he is staying, I would be more than happy because he is a fantastic guy and a very good player".

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Forman & Son MD Lance Forman feels peace in Israel will benefit everyone

Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlements . Whatever the conclusions of an upcoming Paris summit, Paris conference planned, Israel still furious will not obligate Israel to any course of action, Netanyahu said while meeting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende on Thursday.

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Sixers rumors: Lakers have 'expressed interest' in Nerlens Noel

That would seem to effectively hush any of those nonsensical rumor reports floating around on the internet with regards to any of the trio being moved to a new city. Pau Gasol had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes. Meanwhile, Randle is now leading the team with 8.7 rebounds a game and a 49.2 field goal percentage, while also chipping in double-digit scoring and nearly four assists per game.

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Ex-Cat TJ McConnell hits game-winner for Sixers

What next for this Knicks team moving forward? The Knicks had a 17-point lead at one point and led by 10 with two-and-half minutes left to play but were unable to close the deal. Embiid struggled through the first three-and-a-half quarters, but came through during crunch time. The Knicks went on some runs, and so did the Sixers , and it seemed like all was lost for the Sixers during some points of the game.

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Dan Evans reaches Sydney final after battling past Andrey Kuznetsov

Evans's victory in the final match of the evening made it a good day for Britain in Sydney with Johanna Konta taking the women's title and Jamie Murray reaching the men's doubles final with his Brazilian partner Bruno Soares. "That says so much about her as a competitor more than anything else". "However there are so many powerful players on tour that sometimes you just have to hang tough and be solid, and I've got better at realising when I need to do that".

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Tracking every National Football League head-coaching search

Perhaps he is just simply destined for National Football League greatness given his last name...or perhaps Stan Kroenke is just a insane man who wants what he wants regardless of the outcome down the road (and judging by his recent history that is very likely).


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