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Phelan hired as full-time coach at Premier League club Hull

It just kept swinging to and fro all the time and it was just, really from my point of view, making sure that all the conditions were in place that could help me push this football club forward, and I feel as though I have got those now. A narrow loss to Manchester United in their next league game and then a draw at Burnley were followed by successive defeats to Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea .

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Shanghai Masters: Andy Murray beats David Goffin

The Spaniard's through to his first Masters final, while Djokovic concedes he's struggling with the mental side of the game. Then Djokovic, angry at failing to secure a break point in game five, petulantly tore his shirt at the neck and went to change it mid-game, receiving a time violation warning.

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Conte 'the tailor' hails best Chelsea performance yet

And Ranieri - who managed Chelsea between 2000 and 2004 - has slammed Leicester's lacklustre display, adding that he expects an immediate improvement in their upcoming Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen. A change of formation to three at the back has worked wonders for the Londoners, with formerly forgotten man Victor Moses appearing to benefit hugely from the shift in tactics.

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Bradley makes losing start to life in Premier League

He is the Premier League's first American manager, helms one of the Premier League's better stories over the past half-decade, is viewed with suspicion (at best) by much of the fanbase , and was taking on the purveyors of attractive football Arsenal away.

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Cowboys' investments in line paying off with Romo sidelined

Those six straight wins came in the teams" first six meetings from 1960 to 1968, highlighted by the Packers' back-to-back NFL Championship triumphs during the 1966 and "67 seasons - the latter a 21-17 victory in the famous Ice Bowl at Lambeau Field .

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College professor arrested for drunkenly cursing out football coach

Alabama's Ryan Anderson (22) falls on top of Arkansas' Austin Allen , who was sacked by Alabama's Tim Williams (56) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. Morgan should have had his second touchdown against Alabama, but it was called back on a phantom holding call. That severely stressed the Razorbacks' struggling offensive line as it attempted to pass protect Allen to little avail.

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Conte says Kante was great buy for Chelsea

Good game from the start, I asked that we start well with intensity, to try to do what we're doing during training sessions . Leicester has sustained three-goal defeats before each of its games in the Champions League group stage this season, having already lost 4-1 to both Liverpool and Manchester United.

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No. 1 Alabama trounces No. 9 Tennessee in 49-10 runaway

The last time Tennessee won was in 2006. The Alabama defense ranks second in the SEC allowing 293.3 yards per game. On the defense, Tennessee football allows 215.3 yards in passing and 183.0 yards in rushing against their opponents. Volundore (5-1 straight up, 2-4 against the spread): A week ago, I had a unusual feeling that the Vols would fall flat against A&M before rallying to give Alabama fits.

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Rapid Recap: Northwestern 54, Michigan State 40

It's all the more impressive coming in a Big Ten road game. From a home loss to a top-10 team to a road loss in overtime, the Spartans have now lost two straight games by double digits to sub-.500 teams. Northwestern got a 29-yard touchdown run from Justin Jackson, then the Spartans got a 41-yard Michael Geiger field goal. The Wildcats put up almost 500 yard of total offense, and Jackson ran for 188 yards.

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Madison Bumgarner had awesome reaction to Conor Gillaspie home run

He threw 119 pitches and gave up only four hits in lowering his career postseason ERA on the road to 0.50 - three earned runs in 53⅔ innings. Manager's special: Mets manager Terry Collins caught criticism in the last postseason game he piloted - the decisive Game 5 of the 2015 World Series against the Royals - for allowing Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning in an attempt at a shutout in a game in which Harvey had already thrown 102 pitches.

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Ohio State at Wisconsin

Wisconsin held MI to one touchdown until the fourth quarter when the Wolverines scored the winning points. UW's struggles against MI were mainly offensive, with the defense only allowing a few plays to penetrate its robust fortifications.

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Andy Cole calls Liverpool style of football 'sexy' but defence worrisome

Liverpool is scheduled to play Manchester City at 5.30 p.m. local time on December 31 and then Sunderland away at 3 p.m. on Jan 2. "Rooney's situation is something that can happen to anyone in their career - and he has had a very long and very decent career".

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India clean-sweep test series against New Zealand

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 18-0, India , which were ahead by 276 overnight, set New Zealand a target of 475 to win, declaring nearly immediately after Cheteshwar Pujara had reached his eighth Test hundred just under an hour from tea on the fourth day.

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Mourinho & Klopp differ over magnitude of Liverpool-Man United mega clash

It's not that you win the league before the season. You lose a big match or make a mistake. And when asked about Klopp's impact, he replied: "I've not much to say". Taylor's appointment caused an outcry among Liverpool fans because he lives just six miles from Old Trafford, leading to former Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) chief Keith Hackett to criticise the decision as potentially "intolerable".

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Dodgers Oust Nationals to Advance Against Cubs

It didn't look like they would get there with Max Scherzer trying to re-assert the rule of the ace in the elimination game. This was back when the Dodgers and the Mets looked as if they might play all night if that's what it took to get a victor in Game 4 of the 1988 National League Championship Series.

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'I won't quit' - Wayne Rooney defiant after England axe

I love playing for my country. Southgate confirmed that his under-fire skipper will not be in the starting line-up for the World Cup qualifier, but insisted Rooney remains captain of the national team. Southgate's final two matches in interim charge come at Wembley next month, when a friendly against Spain follows a mouth-watering qualifying clash with Scotland.

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Lindor, Kluber lead Indians to Game 1 win

Andrew Miller made the Blue Jays look silly, striking out five of the six batters he faced, and closer Cody Allen got the save with a ideal ninth as the Indians extended their longest postseason winning streak since 1920. Darwin Barney , a former Gold Glove victor, made two starts for Toronto in the ALDS. Kipnis threw out Pillar at first and Kluber retired Travis for the third out.

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Bob Bradley "confident" of Swansea City turnaround

Arsenal made its early territorial dominance pay in the 26th minute as Sanchez's looping pass found Hector Bellerin on the right of the box. He headed down the ball for Walcott to poke home - only after Jordi Amat and Lukasz Fabianski wasted opportunities to clear.

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EPL 2016-17: Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City - 5 Talking Points

Leicester have eight points from eight games in a similar post-title malaise to Chelsea's of last term, but Ranieri is focused on working to respond. Riyad Mahrez was rested and the Foxes were largely outclassed, leaving Ranieri perturbed.

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James Toscano's 3 things to watch for: Patriots vs. Bengals

The sheer talent and overall skill for New England has just flat-out been on a different level than the Bengals . Sunday's game against the Bengals is Brady's first home game of the season, and you can bet when Jay-Z's "Public Service Announcement" blasts through the speakers and Brady makes his way out of the tunnel that the Gillette Stadium crowd is going to turn things up.

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Brian Hoyer Regrets Play Bears Would Like To Have Back

Meredith has six catches for 52 yards. Running back Jordan Howard , a rookie out of IN, rushed 16 times for 118 yards and added three catches for 45 yards, including a 21-yard TD. Looking more and more like the Bears' starting quarterback moving forward, Hoyer threw for 397 yards and a pair of touchdowns while not once turning the ball over.

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Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson takes blame for Cody Kessler injury

In Rob Gronkowski's estimation, "Tom always brings the ampness to the table". Brady stretched and ran with resistance bands around his waist, a somewhat unique way to get ready on game day. Brady completed his first pass to his favorite target, Edelman, and connected twice on New England's opening drive with Gronkowski, who sidestepped a couple of tacklers and looked like the indomitable "Gronk" while bulling his way to the Cleveland 1.

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Gareth Bale: Wales star more than happy to use long throw

Andy King is expected to feature in Wales' World Cup qualifier against Austria with Aaron Ramsey again sidelined by injury. "It wasn't our best performance, we know that but Austria are a very good team at home", he told reporters. "Sometimes you've got to find different ways", Coleman said. Wales' Joe Allen scores the first goal against Austria Will Wales use Bale's long throws again? The three guests who prevailed here in the past 12 months - Switzerland, Turkey and ...

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Mayfield, Westbrook lead No. 19 Sooners over K-State 38-17

Last Saturday, the Wildcats beat Texas Tech 44-38 despite the Red Raiders running 91 plays and gaining 592 yards. In fact, the road team has reeled off five straight victories in the series , including Wildcat wins over top-12-ranked Sooners squads in 2014 and 2012.

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Xavi warns Everton they could lose Koeman to Barcelona

City, guilty of missing 2 penalties in the same game, ended their second consecutive league game without a win. There has been a lot of focus on Ross Barkley's contribution to the side so far this season and, while Koeman did not specifically single him out, he made it clear there is a core group within his starting XI he expects to lead the rest of the side.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association president makes gains on World Cup expansion

The ruling means that only a North American, South American, African or Oceanic nation can host the tournament and boosts the potential odds for the U.S. Gianni Infantino made expansion to 40 teams part of his election manifesto. "We'll have to decide what is best for football", he said. "We won't make a decision until hosting until we know what the rules are", he said "We now know some of those rules, about the eligibility, we don't know the size of the tournament and until we see those and ...

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hits out at congested Christmas-New Year schedule

Klopp is spot on with his analysis there because United are a really strong side. I also lost. I won big matches, I lost big matches, so I can not say I like to go there because I'm always successful, because it's not true, but I do like to go there.

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Indian captain Virat Kohli to be presented with ICC Test Championship mace

Earlier, off-spinner Ashwin ensured that India continue their domination of the series at their newest Test venue, Indore's Holkar Cricket Stadium, after recording his 20th five-wicket haul to destroy New Zealand's batting. 1 ranking. However, once Pujara was joined by Gautam Gambhir - who recovered from a sore shoulder that forced him to retire hurt on the third evening - after Vijay's dismissal, the runs started flowing as freely as the holiday crowd did into the stands.

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Farewell David Ortiz, the Most Important Player in Red Sox History

And nobody's going to dictate our freedom. I am going to give you my prediction, and it's the Indians in 7. "In my mind, since I can remember, it's just been nothing but baseball in there". In his wake, the 40-year-old designated hitter leaves not only a massive power gap in the middle of Boston's lineup, but also a huge void in the clubhouse, where he was entrenched as the wise veteran leader on a team with a promising young core.

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Debutants help England to ODI victory

Dhaka: Fast bowler Jake Ball made a dream debut in Dhaka by becoming the first England bowler to take five wickets in his first one-day worldwide during Friday's 21-run win against Bangladesh . He said: "I think we're very confident, still". "Obviously emotions run high, and Ben is an emotional guy", Buttler said. His opposite number Mashrafe Mortaza , who earned the man of the match award for taking four for 29 - having earlier boosted Bangladesh's total with a quickfire 44 - ...

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Run games key when Wisconsin, Ohio State tussle

They haven't allowed more than 17 points in a game this season, and only allowed 14 when they faced MI. "We had a couple plays called where we ran poor routes, too". I think that was good for him to see, the discipline of the little things, of being on your track and understanding when it's there and when it's not there.

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Blue Jays vs. Indians 2016 live stream

But that's exactly what Cleveland's dynamic young shortstop, Francisco Lindor , did in the sixth inning, tattooing Estrada's 0-and-2 changeup to break the scoreless tie with a game-winning two-run homer. "We got some guys on base early, a lot of the innings, we couldn't get that big hit". Tomlin replaces Trevor Bauer , who cut his finger fixing a drone and was pushed back to Game 3.

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Auburn: Former star DE Quentin Groves dies at age 32

Groves was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome while at the NFL Combine which causes a rapid heartbeat because of electrical impulses in the heart taking extra pathways. "Quentin was one of my favorites and I always enjoyed spending time with him". Thought it has not been officially announced, Auburn will likely honor Groves in some way later this season.

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England ready for nervy Bangladesh: Moeen

Rashid took full advantage of a turning wicket which remained under cover for two days due to rain and picked up his second four-wicket-haul in the final game of a three-match series which is now tied 1-1. Mortaza finished with two for 51 to join team-mate Shakib Al Hasan as Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker with 215 scalps but came as little consolation as Ben Stokes (47 not out) and Chris Woakes (27 not out) took England home comfortably.

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Kerber upset by Gavrilova in Hong Kong quarters

Denmark's Wozniacki, who is yet to lose a set in the tournament, struggled to hold serve in the opening stages but held her nerve to break Jankovic's serve five times and come out on top in a battle between two former world number ones. "I need a few days off, I'm exhausted and I need a lot of treatment to get ready for the next one", she said of the eight-woman season-ender. Victory was the first in six meetings for Russian-born Australian eighth seed Gavrilova, who lost to Kerber last ...


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