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Matt Ryan beats out Tom Brady in race for NFL MVP

He completed 373-of-534 passes (69.9 percent) for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns to seven interceptions. Will Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan win the NFL MVP ? The voters for the MVP award obviously took notice of Ryan's performance in 2016.

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Downtown Toronto shuts down for Anti-Islamophobia march

They're demanding that the Canadian government act on publicly condemning the recently reversed travel ban affecting people hailing from seven mostly-Muslim countries. There were also protests in a number of US states including Florida, Washington and NY. On Friday in Seattle, U.S. District Judge James Robart ordered a halt "on a nationwide basis" to enforcement of the ban, but Trump said the temporary restraining order will be overturned.

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Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask expected to play for Bruins vs. Maple Leafs

On a night where the Bruins could exert some level of control on their own possible playoff destiny, they instead lost to a young, exciting Maple Leafs bunch that leaves Toronto just a point behind the Bruins in the playoff race with five games in hand.

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Patriots Have Two Receivers Playing Julio Jones Role On Scout Team

Quarterback Matt Ryan makes it all work and should be named league MVP tonight. It was his third strike, and he was banned from the NFL. Justin Hardy caught a deflected 8-yard touchdown pass to break a tie midway through the fourth quarter and Atlanta held on at Oakland.

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Crystal Palace 0 - Sunderland 4: Black Cats revive Premier League survival hopes

But we have got to get him opportunities to score , and that's probably been something in recent weeks we have not done", said the Sunderland boss. " So I have to apologise to them first for what the first half performance was like and say it is my responsibility to get it right ". David Moyes's team, who held title challengers Tottenham Hotspur to a goalless draw in midweek, rested on their comfortable cushion in the second period, seeing out a confidence-boosting victory in which ...

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Whiteside, Heat win 10th straight, roll 76ers 125-102

Without Joel Embiid , who sat out with a right knee injury, Whiteside methodically picked the Sixers apart for 30 points on a 14-for-17 shooting night. When the Heat pushed their lead to 27 in the third period it was their largest lead of the season, eclipsing a 23-point lead in a November victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Boult bowls NZ to Chappell-Hadlee series win

On his way to a training session at Seddon Park he stopped at New Zealand opener Tom Latham's press conference and engaged the Black Cap in a Q&A session. Having won the first ODI by six runs and seeing the second in Napier rained out, the Kiwis will look to notch a solid first-up total in pristine Waikato conditions.

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Australia hang on to No.1 ODI ranking

But with a slowish pitch and a quick outfield at Seddon Park, the Black Caps total of 281 may be hard to defend. Brownlie's dismissal sparked a middle order collapse with Neil Broom (8), Colin Munro (3) and Jimmy Neesham (1) all dismissed within 11 runs as the hosts slumped to 209-6 in the 41st over.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

The rest is history, as Warner would go on to have an incredible career that ended with a back-to-back postseason berths with the Arizona Cardinals, including the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance. While Davis was selected, Ring of Famer John Lynch and two-time Broncos Pro Bowler Brian Dawkins were not. Interestingly, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue did not make it into the Hall of Fame, with reports suggesting he came up just one vote short of the honor.

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All-Star Kevin Love doesn't expect Cavaliers to trade him

February 23 is the last day that trades can be completed in the National Basketball Association season this year and many around the league think that the New York Knicks will be sellers as we near that date later this month. But, would he be able to do the same if he was the center of attention and taking the brunt of the questioning as Anthony does now? At this point, I'm only willing to say it should get them to the NBA Finals, but that may be about all it really does - if it happens.

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Kevin Love Expects To Remain With Cavs 'For A Long Time'

Anthony is now averaging 23.1 points per game and also is averaging three assists per game as well. James scored 32 points and dished out 10 assists with five turnovers against the Knicks. "Im on a one-year deal so I can't talk that much about it". If you're Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert, who's already somewhat made amends for past transgressions by giving James whatever he needs to be successful, you're left in a position in which you have to keep right on giving to keep your franchise ...

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Cowboys' Jason Garrett Named Coach of the Year

That year, he went 5-3, the start of a tenure that has seen him go 58-46 in his six and half years at the helm of the Cowboys. Garrett led the Cowboys to their first 13-win season since 2007 and won the NFC East for the second time in three years.

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Matsuyama stays stroke back at Phoenix Open

Well, except for Nos. "I look forward to playing those holes, 16, 17, 18 - great finishing holes", the South Korean player said. I think it was pretty cool. Phil Mickelson sits six shots back of the lead at 10 under par. "It sucks finishing with two bogeys", Mickelson said. Olympic bronze medalist Kuchar opened birdie-birdie at TPC Scottsdale, but he did his real damage coming home with three birdies and an eagle at the par-five 13th, where he rolled in a 20-footer.

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Mrazek is outstanding as Red Wings top Predators, 1-0

Mrazek is 5-0-0 in his career against Nashville. Rinne (20-14-6) made 18 saves, denying Darren Helm late in the third period on a breakaway to keep Nashville in contention. Notes: Nashville D Roman Josi returned to the lineup after missing nine games with an upper-body injury. Should Marchenko clear waivers (not a sure thing given that he's a defenseman who could be had for free), he would be assigned to Grand Rapids.

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Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at the Indiana Pacers

Leuer added 15 points and Andre Drummond had 13 points and nine boards in the loss. While the fact that Young isn't dealing with any structural damage is encouraging, it still sounds as though an absence could be in store for the forward, especially with the Pacers heading into the second half of the back-to-back set.

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NFL Awards: No hardware for Brady, Patriots

Ryan won the award the night before he leads his team into Super Bowl LI. He threw for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns to just seven interceptions, completing 69.9% of passes. If Ryan can continue his high level of play for just one more game, he and this team will have officially busted through every bad legacy, franchise-wide anchor, and dismissive comment that haunted them up to this point.

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Harry Kane "delighted" with Tottenham Hotspur win over Middlesbrough

With Liverpool losing and Chelsea beating Arsenal earlier it felt like Tottenham had to win to keep some semblance of pressure on Chelsea. Spurs could not turn domination into goals due to Boro's miserly defence but Aitor Karanka's men rarely threatened themselves until a nervy last few minutes for the Londoners.

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Eli Manning shares the NFL Man of the Year Award

Manning also leads "Tackle Kids' Cancer", in an initiative with Hackensack University Medical Center. But for all the publicity he gets for his good work, Manning prefers to stay under the radar. It's not like if you win it, you can say, 'I don't have to do any more charitable work and I've reached my goal.' My award is seeing the results, the research, the funding, the children's smiles and the difference you make in the community.

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Derrick Rose knows he could be traded if Knicks start rebuild

This shouldn't be misconstrued as criticism, I think Hornacek is a hell of a coach who emphasizes the importance of strong defensive play and with the right pieces to work with, I think he could absolutely build a balanced, structurally sound team .

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Cameroon boss fires warning to Joel Matip

Most would assume Cameroon would exile these eight, considering their success, but manager Hugo Broos has left the door open, provided they choose to walk through it. And this will rub off on their legendary goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary, who has already made history, becoming the oldest player in Afcon history at 44 as well as in worldwide competitions.

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Why the New England Patriots will win Super Bowl LI

Because Brady, Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft have all publicly supported the current president, Maher said his hopes for the big game were simple: "I'd really like for them to lose by a score of a million f-ing thousand to none", he said.

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP award

Ryan beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the MVP award. Click through the gallery below to see some of the couple's best pictures. "I think a lot of that's coming out of a year ago". He's broken every single season and career franchise record that matters, brought the team (with significant help, I'll note) to their second championship shot, and done it all while being remarkably durable and upbeat about every situation.

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AP names Matt Ryan NFL's Most Valuable Player

On Friday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News spoke to Ryan on record again, just days after the recently fired head coach had some choice words for the Bills, stating that he wished them bad luck. Matt Ryan trotted off the field to chants of "MVP! MVP!" Alford is one of the many success stories within the Falcons' NFC Champions roster, but being one step away from the pinnacle of success hasn't altered his approach.

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Stoke striker Saido Berahino was handed eight-week FA suspension

Anything Stoke asked for, we told them the truth. Per Lawton and Mokbel, Berahino's former manager at the Hawthorns , Tony Pulis, had previously made reference to the 23-year-old being overweight and also called on the England youth global to "get his act together" following his move to the Potters.

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Kyrgios' Davis Cup win puts Australia in box seat

Nick Kyrgios conceded just seven games in powering Australia to a 2-0 rubber lead over the Czech Republic after the first day of the Davis Cup World Group tie in Melbourne on Friday. Thompson was handed his debut by captain Lleyton Hewitt after the 27th-ranked Bernard Tomic made himself unavailable, citing scheduling issues, while Vesely took over as the top-ranked Czech player following the unavailability of world number ten Tomas Berdych.

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Tony Boselli not voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

A 46-person selection committee met Saturday to pick the 2017 class of inductees, and Dawkins did not make the final cut. Coryell, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame for developing the I-formation system at USC and passing game at San Diego State University, died in 2010.

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Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus: Who should start in the Champions League?

Jesus will hope to be involved when City tackle Swansea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. With Guardiola extolling the virtues of youth, that might not bode well for 28-year-old Sergio Aguero. "Gabriel is 19 years old, but has settled quickly". It was his seventh league and second victor in the last two games. "That's why he can help us a lot".

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Lions loom as England look to win back-to-back Grand Slams

Kruis displayed remarkable powers of recovery when he was initially ruled out of last year's autumn worldwide series with an ankle injury only to return for the final two Tests. He added: " France are a very good team. We stayed strong the whole game against a strong side but we need to be more pragmatic and we need to take the points when we go on the attack".

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Day 2 in Pune

It was one of the rare times that India had lost a doubles match in Davis Cup competition. "I don't know exactly what happened", said team captain Anand Amritraj and gave a one word reply "yes" when further asked whether he would have wanted him to play.

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Pep Guardiola Comapares Gabriel Jesus To A Watermelon

Three wins in four league games since Clement's appointment have taken Swansea two points clear of the bottom three and level on points with Leicester and Middlesbrough. But Clement admits Andres Iniesta's last-gasp goal which sent Guardiola's Barcelona through to the 2009 Champions League final at Chelsea's expense was one of the lowest points of his career.

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Iowa State snaps Kansas' 54-game home winning streak

Kansas managed to push the game to one point twice in the final minute, but a pair of Morris free throws with eight seconds left extended the visitor's lead to what proved to be an insurmountable three points. The phenomenal outside success opened the door for the comeback from down 52-38 at halftime. Percentages: FG.500, FT.714. Three-Point Goals: 18-34, .529 (Burton 7-9, Mitrou-Long 6-11, Morris 3-6, D.Jackson 2-3, Thomas 0-5).

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Arsene Wenger Reveals Arsenal's Surprising Preparation For Chelsea Clash

The Arsenal manager is out of contract at the end of the current season and there is some uncertainty over whether he will agree a new deal. "He has so many qualities which make you think he can play on the flanks because he's powerful, has pace and can dribble".

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Is the Super Bowl rigged? Here's what we know

How is he getting along with Kraft? We disagree about that. If there's a violation, we apply a process of discipline, and we came to a conclusion that was supported by the facts and by the courts. But then later said, the Krafts would welcome him back if he asked. What we've always said is we need to make sure there is a fine line between team sports gambling and the NFL.

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Conte urges Chelsea to seize moment in Arsenal crunch

The Belgian global with his quick moves produced an absolutely magnificent finish of uttermost class which earned him the man of the match award. But the view from the posh seats got even more uncomfortable for Wenger three minutes later as Troy Deeney doubled Watford's lead with a close-range finish after Etienne Capoue unhinged the Arsenal defence.

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Real's trip to Celta off after stadium damage

Los Blancos lost against Celta in the Copa del Rey Quarterfinals and this away match in La Liga is always a very tough meeting for every squad. "The storm has damaged a part of the roof in one of the stands and there's no time to fix it for the game", Caballero told Radio Marca .


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