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Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Child Awakened From Coma by his Goal

The Real Madrid F.C. fan club in Palestine in cooperation with Lady of the Earth Foundation has selected Cristiano Ronaldo as the Character of the Year, IFP reported. The boy's family contacted Real Madrid management and they were invited to meet Ronaldo back in 2013. Now, almost three years after waking up from his coma, David is looking well.

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Ozil has taste for goals - Wenger

Ozil has played a key part in the club's early-season success, and Mertesacker feels he is being benefited by their team cohesion and the quality of their offensive players. Henry, Arsenal's record goalscorer, was the first man to score three goals for the club since the Champions League was revamped in 1992. "So it's not only about us simply playing our game".

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Match Reports, 1 hour ago Chittagong Test headed for thrilling finale

As it was though, they could only add 12 to their overnight total. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam trapped Batty leg before off his second ball after Stuart Broad was run out on his overnight score of 10. The skipper put in some good runs later on while Sabbir Rahman is the only hope for Bangladesh now to win the fixture. That number was less than 100 soon after tea and there was something of an impasse as England adopted a more defensive approach, waiting for a Bangladesh mistake but ...

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Wade Phillips: 'I get the big hit award for the week!'

Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips had to be taken off the sideline on a stretcher and hospitalized on Sunday after he was run over by Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. He talked to me before he left the field, so we were just being smart. They dropped to 3-5, snapping a two-game winning streak that had given fans a reason to think they could climb into the AFC West race.

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Champions League: Manchester City record stunning win over Barcelona

Played through on goal , the Germany global lifted the ball over goalkeeper Milan Borjan before dummying his way beyond two defenders to score into an empty net. Deputies David Ospina and Kieran Gibbs were at fault for Ludogorets' first-half goals while Carl Jenkinson also endured a hard night. "We have really good players, we conceded a lot of goals but some of that was because Arsenal have great players, some were because we made mistakes".

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Bale sets Real Madrid record for fastest Champions League goal

Ronaldo, who once aptly described himself as "rich, handsome and a great player", is two goals short of that landmark before Madrid visits Legia Warsaw in the Champions League on Wednesday. The atmosphere was really unusual and the game was even more odd. We got off to a very good start, but if you don't show enough intensity to keep up your performance levels then things become hard.

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Falcao scores twice on European return as Monaco beats CSKA

He watched from the stands at Westfalenstadion as his replacement Adrian Ramos headed the only goal of the game with 12 minutes played to ensure Thomas Tuchel's side a place in the last 16 with two group games to spare. Luciano Vietto's 31st-minute opener put Sevilla in control and Zagreb's hopes of ending a 10-game losing run on the road in the Champions League evaporated when Petar Stojanovic was shown a second yellow card in first-half stoppage time.

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Cam Newton was right about a unsafe, illegal hit referees missed

Rivera already has spoken with Goodell and other league officials, sharing his theory that Newton is being handled much like Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal was viewed by National Basketball Association referees back in the day. Part of the problem is that Newton is a unique type of quarterback - there might not be another player like him. When he gets hit, absorbs it and it doesn't look as bad.

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The Cleveland Indians Still Have All the Momentum

His teammates were left grasping for ways to explain how Schwarber could do that while facing big league pitching for the first time in more than 200 days. Ramirez smashed a two-out solo homer off Cubs left-hander Jon Lester , a two-time World Series champion who took the victory, for a 1-0 Indians lead in the second inning.

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Everton v West Ham United

Full-back Baines has not been involved for five games due to a hamstring problem, while midfielder McCarthy, who sat out last Saturday's 2-1 loss at Burnley, has recently developed a similar issue. But his best chance on his return from injury was blocked by Bryan Oviedo and Robles then denied Mark Noble from distance before Barkley sealed the win.

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Verdasco first up for Murray

Whatever happens next week though, there is no doubt that Murray has enjoyed the best spell of his career this season, with Sunday's title representing his seventh tournament win of the year. Djokovic has held the position of the world's best player since July 2014 - a streak now lasting 122 weeks. The Spaniard was leading Robin Haase 6-2, 3-2 in their first-round match when the Dutchman retired with a hip injury and Verdasco will now face Murray, one of 16 seeded players handed byes into ...

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Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians in 'Winner take All' World Series matchup

Game Seven will be played in Cleveland on Wednesday with the Indians starting ace Corey Kluber, victor of two games already this series, against Chicago's Kyle Hendricks, the National League ERA leader. That led to a lot of bang-bang plays on the bases, with the biggest no doubt coming on Kris Bryant's critical slide into home plate, which gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead.

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Chicago Cubs Crush Cleveland Indians To Force A World Series Game 7

Anthony Rizzo was intentionally walked. He immediately gave up an RBI double to Brandon Guyer - which brought Rajai Davis to the plate as the tying run. "They went out and had an unbelievable inning". He surrendered three hits and two intentional walks. Earlier this year, LeBron James and the Cavaliers ended Cleveland's 52-year championship drought by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat Golden State for the National Basketball Association title.

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Spinners leave England in tatters after taking lead

Bangladesh , set 286 for victory, began the fifth and final day on 253-8 needing just 33 runs to inflict a major blow on the tourists at the start of their seven-Test tour of the subcontinent. "Reverse swing is a massive weapon for us in the sub-continent", Stokes said. Imrul Kayes was deeply impressive as he boosted Bangladesh's charge early in their chase but he was snared by Rashid after a superb 43 from 61 balls to leave this first Test finely poised.

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Arsenal midfielder aaron ramsey targets derby duty against tottenham

Arsenal headed to Bulgaria on a night they were expected to cruise into the round of 16 after having handed a 6-0 thrashing at the Emirates to the very same team a fortnight ago. The France global came off the bench to score twice in the second half after Jermain Defoe had cancelled out Alexis Sanchez's first-half header. The Champions League match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Arsenal is only available to stream online.

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Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team

Brooks (30 votes) and Morris (24 votes) round out the five honorees on the Associated Press First Team. Hart averaged 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds last season for the Wildcats, who beat North Carolina in the title game on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Kris Jenkins.

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Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on target as Chelsea see off Southampton

Ominously for their rivals, they have scored 11 goals in those four games and conceded none, with their three-man defence holding firm once again without captain John Terry. Indeed, Chelsea closed out the first half looking the more likely to find the second goal, with Hazard forcing Forster into a low stop before Costa was denied one-on-one by the leg of the England global.

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Kerrin McEvoy makes history with Melbourne Cup win 0

It's great to be part of it again for my second Cup", McEvoy said of the victory. McEvoy set a record for the longest gap between Cup wins for a jockey and his triumph came less than a week before his wife Cathy Payne, the sister of last year's winning jockey Michelle Payne, was due to have their fourth child.

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National Football League admits Campbell hit on Newton should have been a flag

The the story of my life is, 'Oh, we missed that one.' That's bullcrap. The league's reigning MVP said he simply doesn't get the same calls that other QBs in the league get. Newton said he is exhausted of hearing officials tell him they missed a call. Rivera said he reached out to Goodell, and that he has discussed his concerns with the league multiple times.

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Cubs happy to get Kyle Schwarber back into lineup for Game 6

In the divisional round, Chicago looked as though they were going to squander a 2-0 lead in the series against San Francisco before they mounted an impressive game-four comeback to close out that series without having to play a deciding game five.

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Rain delays World Series Game 7 with Cubs, Indians tied at 6

The Cubs took the lead back with a two-run third, in which the question was: Can Kenny Lofton, who threw the ceremonial first pitch in Game 1, still play center? Cleveland ace Corey Kluber pitches against Kyle Hendricks, the major league ERA leader.

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Christian Horner: Sebastian Vettel should be sanctioned for expletive outburst

Verstappen described Vettel's behavior on track and over team radio as "ridiculous", but Vettel defended his reaction as the outcome of "emotions and adrenaline pumping high". "The race was intense, I was fifth, fourth then third, so I'll take it", he said. Todt ordered a special report on the incident into what the FIA statement called "foul language" directed at Whiting and Verstappen .

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Alabama streaks past Texas A&M

The way Texas A&M's schedule sets up, it's not out of the realm of possibility for the Aggies to finish 11-1. The Alabama Crimson Tide are hosting the Texas A&M Aggies in the biggest college football game of the week Saturday afternoon. The game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m.

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Mishra spins India to series win over NZ

Fine-tuning his slower ball has made Tim Southee New Zealand's most effective bowler in a one-day worldwide series which sits on a precipice in India . "They certainly got above par with the bat [269-6] on a tough surface but there were no excuses from us". But in the ODI series against New Zealand , he turned himself into an all-rounder and the "man with the golden arm".

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Jon Lester doesn't let Cubs down in Game 5

Seems silly, but we all knew a flag was coming. The Cubs were so dominant at times they had their long-downtrodden fans believing that, after decades of supposed curses and honest heartbreak, this just might be the year. The first five games have averaged an 11.0/19 and 19.3 million viewers, up from an 8.7/16 and 14.7 million a year ago. Roberto Perez then grounded out to second base to end the inning.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on October 29, 2016 in Manchester, England. "We are in a hard situation because we lost three defenders in a week and because we are in a hard situation we don't have more time to be in better conditions, so we have to select him and maybe we have to play him", Mourinho said of Jones.

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Arsenal star provides 200th career assist against Ludogorets

The French club won 2-1 at Basel. Wenger left Petr Cech on the bench ahead of Sunday's Premier League derby against Tottenham Hotspur. Lest we forget though, he did this at White Hart Lane previous year. Anything could happen in the 43,230 capacity Vasil Levski National Stadium this evening and we at FootballFanCast are tipping the Bulgarians to pull off the unlikeliest of upsets.

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Ricky Rubio out indefinitely with sprained right elbow

If Rubio can't play in Minnesota's home opener against Memphis on Tuesday night, rookie Kris Dunn figures to get the start. "He's learning. He's getting better each day". "I just have to step up and be ready". Besides for Dunn, the Timberwolves could turn to second-year player Tyus Jones or the John Lucas III. Now two games into the 2016-17 season, Rubio is averaging 4.5 points, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 33.3 percent from the field for Thibodeau's up-and-coming club.

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Chicago area native Clinton buoyed by Cubs Series victory

The hurt didn't arrive with a bonehead miscue or questionable strategy move like so many others that had earned monikers in Cleveland's past title attempts that ended in vain. "They left nothing on the field", Francona said. Earlier this year, LeBron James and the Cavaliers ended Cleveland's 52-year championship drought by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat Golden State for the National Basketball Association title.

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Malaysia signs 'landmark' deal to buy China warships

Neighbours Brunei, Malaysia , the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. "As two countries on the South China Sea , China and Malaysia's increasing naval cooperation to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea is of great significance in increasing mutual trust between the two countries", said Liu Zhenmin, China's vice foreign minister.

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New York Jets name Geno Smith their starting quarterback for Week 7

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Geno Smith will be named the starting quarterback for the Jets going into this weekends game over Ryan Fitzpatrick . Despite Beckham's success last week, expect the Ravens' defense to shut down Smith and the Jets' passing offense which should include a couple of interceptions.

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Lamar Miller: Lamar Miller runs for 56 yards, TD in win

Those teams have been able to extinguish the Texans' offense - Houston has scored only 10.3 points per game against plus-.500 teams. The game looked like it could have been close on paper, but things were all but over by half time as the Titans stormed into a massive 27-0 lead.

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Gareth Bale envisages finishing career at Real Madrid after signing new deal

By tying Bale down for the prime years of his career, Real aim to ward off any suitors from the cash-rich Premier League for the Welshman, who was twice voted player of the year by his peers in England. " Real Madrid is the best club in the world", he said . "I am very, very happy - delighted", he said. Asked about the intricacies of his contract and the discrepancy between what Real Madrid say the player is now being paid and what Bale's camp have briefed, he said: 'That's for me to ...

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Draymond Green: 'Teams are trying to punk us'

Durant sealed the game with two free throws with seven seconds left to make it 15 for 16 from the line. Against Golden State when Kevin Durant picked up a technical foul, Anthony Davis shot the free-throw. In an instance of verbal of aggression, Suns rookie Marquese Chriss scored over Shaun Livingston at the rim and barked in Livingston's ear loud enough for referee Nick Buchert to hear.

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Chapman, Cubs send World Series back to Cleveland

And rookie catcher Willson Contreras is set to start with Arrieta on the mound for Game 6. "He caught Jake well in Cleveland a couple days ago", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said . It doesn't appear to be that easy especially when you factor in how over-matched the Cubs offense has looked to the Indians pitchers. Scheduled to start in this critical game for the Indians is their hard-throwing right hander, Trevor Bauer, a 25 year-old pitcher from lovely North Hollywood, California.


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