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He showed flashes of good play during the offseason program but hasn't been able to stay healthy since first injuring his shin during minicamp in June. "He came in hitting the ground running". The Raiders will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Mexico this Sunday. "But he is a good football player and he will have a great career".
  • Former WWE wrestler Jack Swagger signs with Bellator MMA

    Former WWE wrestler Jack Swagger signs with Bellator MMA

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    The 35-year-old was a standout wrestler at the University of Oklahoma where he set a single-season record for most pins at 30 in the year 2006. Former WWE Champion CM Punk made the switch over to MMA several years back after signing with the UFC.
  • Concussion doctor rips NFL's protocol after incident with Colts' Jacoby Brissett

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    In a string of tweets following the game, he called the NFL's concussion protocol a " fraud " based on the "unethical National Football League philosophy" that placed winning above player health. Though we can't know what went on along the Colts' sideline after Brissett left the game, it sure seems the Colts were less careful than they could have been with their 23-year-old quarterback.
  • Key 49ers player stats from 31-21 win over Giants

    Key 49ers player stats from 31-21 win over Giants

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    Notable: The Seahawks held Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson to 29 yards rushing on 21 carries. It's unbelievable to think how far the Rams have come in the space of a single season. The loss of Elliott stings, but if Smith is gone for a significant period of time, America's Team is in serious trouble. The Giants (1-8) own the third-worst record in the National Football League and the NY tabloids all called for McAdoo's firing following a 31-21 loss to the previously winless San ...
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad's Barbie is the First to Wear a Hijab

    Ibtihaj Muhammad's Barbie is the First to Wear a Hijab

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    Ibtihaj Muhammad , the first U.S. Olympian to compete in the Islamic head scarf, is included in a new "Shero" line of the popular doll. This year the company has created it's first hijab-wearing Barbie for their Ibtihaj Muhammad doll. The Olympian worked with Mattel to design the doll, according to People . In a release, Barbie's vice president of global marketing, Sejal Shah Miller, highlighted what specifically makes Muhammad qualify as a "shero".
  • Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne facing up to three months out after back surgery

    Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne facing up to three months out after back surgery

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    Robertson was expected to become Klopp's first-choice left-back, but Alberto Moreno's form has been such that the 23-year-old Scotland worldwide has had to settle for a bit-part role. Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have played in his absence this term. Liverpool have 10 games in 35 days coming up over a busy winter schedule - injury and suspensions at centre-back could mean Gomez is needed in the centre of defence and leave Liverpool extremely short when games are played so ...
  • New Yorkers weren't ready for LeBron to take the subway

    New Yorkers weren't ready for LeBron to take the subway

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    Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James recently said that the New York Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr . this past June. Still, it's startling to see a LeBron James-led team being projected to miss the playoffs after seven straight Finals appearances.
  • Pirelli announces new, pink F1 tire for 2018; fans to select name

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    The Woking outfit were due to test for Pirelli's 2018 tyres on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Sao Paulo circuit, where British teenager Lando Norris and Stoffel Vandoorne were due to run for the team, but security breaches around the venue have led to the running being cancelled.
  • Grigor Dimitrov edges Dominic Thiem in opener

    Grigor Dimitrov edges Dominic Thiem in opener

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    Murray, the only home representative competing this week at the O2, failed to serve out the first set despite bringing up three set points, and it cost he and Soares dearly. Dimitrov will play Nadal on Wednesday if the Spaniard beats David Goffin later today, and he will be full of confidence after producing some great net play and battling through after Thiem made his second set comeback.
  • How to watch World Cup qualifier on TV and online

    How to watch World Cup qualifier on TV and online

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    Italy have not failed to reach the World Cup finals since 1958 and the Azzurri's current crop will be desperate to ensure that they are not responsible for that remarkable run of successful qualification campaigns coming to an abrupt end. He added: "We want to send Italians a message not with words, but with action on the pitch". We invite them to support us, but realise the time has come for us to show them what we've got.
  • Fernando Torres Reportedly Eyeing Premier League Return

    Fernando Torres Reportedly Eyeing Premier League Return

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    But so, it says, are Southampton , who are also in the frame to strike a short-term deal for the one-time Chelsea striker. Both Newcastle and Southampton-teams decidedly lacking in striking power right now-are keen on a Torres loan, The Mirror reports .
  • Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case

    Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case

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    After Trump raised the matter, Xi promised to look into the case and ensure that the players be treated fairly and expeditiously, said a US official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Theft of this nature is taken much more harshly in China than it is in the United States, and these players are finding that out the hard way. Sources told the Post charges against the players have already been reduced and a resolution is expected shortly.
  • Vontaze Burfict Finally Got Himself Ejected From A Game

    Vontaze Burfict Finally Got Himself Ejected From A Game

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    In those situations, everybody's over there, and you just can't push back. "Sometimes what happens, you push back and it's the official, you can't do that". Burfict, who is considered by many to be one of the league's dirtiest players, had never been thrown out of a game until Sunday. Burfict initially was flagged for a late hit on DeMarco Murray and apparently made contact with an official pleading his case.
  • Colin Kaepernick named GQ Citizen of the Year

    Colin Kaepernick named GQ Citizen of the Year

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    He was featured on the cover of GQ back in 2013 during the height of his career, but he remains without a team this season - a situation many claim to be the result of his protest. This is not something that I am going to run by anybody. "These issues are real, and people know they're real". Opponents believe Kaepernick and other players are disrespecting the nation and the flag by not standing for the anthem.
  • Former Irish International Liam Miller Is Fighting Cancer

    Former Irish International Liam Miller Is Fighting Cancer

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    Bad news about Liam Miller keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through. Charlie Adam tweeted: "Thoughts are with Liam miller and his family at this tough time.#staystrong". Miller also represented Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers in England, and also moved back north of the border to play for Hibernian in 2009. All thoughts go out to him and his family.
  • Olympian Aly Raisman Says She Was Abused By Team Doctor

    Olympian Aly Raisman Says She Was Abused By Team Doctor

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    I'm really upset", Raisman told "60 Minutes," per USA Today. "I want people to know: just because someone is nice to you and just because everyone is saying they are the best person, it is not okay for them to ever make you uncomfortable".
  • Karim Benzema: 'France return unlikely under Didier Deschamps'

    Karim Benzema: 'France return unlikely under Didier Deschamps'

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    Benzema missed Euro 2016 on home soil past year as a result of his continued exile and he appears unlikely to earn a recall with les Bleus in time for the 2018 World Cup. "I thank Benzema because without him I would never have gone to Manchester United ", he admitted to Canal +, as quoted by Goal . Benzema said: " Mourinho helped me a lot".
  • Anthopoulos to be named Braves GM

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    Anthopoulos is expected to make final decisions on all baseball matters in Atlanta, though John Hart remains with the team as president of baseball operations. He was working as the vice-president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2016. The Braves' first choice for the job had been Royals GM Dayton Moore, but owner David Glass never even granted Moore permission to interview.
  • Father physically, verbally, emotionally abused her: Wimbledon semifinalist

    Father physically, verbally, emotionally abused her: Wimbledon semifinalist

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    Former tennis champion Jelena Dokic , in her autobiography " Unbreakable " revealed the shocking truth behind her childhood and growing up years, as she fell victim to her father's verbal, emotional and at times, physical abuse. "I really played out of fear and I was scaredm" she says. In 1998, she won the U.S. Open junior title and played Fed Cup for Australia, and in 1989 she beat Martina Hingis in the opening round of Wimbledon, becoming the lowest-ranked player in the Open era to beat a ...
  • Liverpool's Sadio Mane suffers injury scare on Senegal duty

    Liverpool's Sadio Mane suffers injury scare on Senegal duty

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    Liverpool fans must dread the worldwide break. Mane has only recently returned from a separate injury he sustained during the previous global break, but Liverpool are once again sweating over the fitness of one of their key players. Jurgen Klopp will now be sweating on reports from Liverpool's club doctors on Mane's health. McAuley's presence, monitoring the winger's fitness, will no doubt have informed this decision, with the Reds eager to take no chances due to Mane's importance to the ...
  • Bennett rips Packers after returning to New England

    Bennett rips Packers after returning to New England

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    And then Belichick even convinced him to practice before the Patriots flew to Denver. And where do we start? All of which means that he could well play Sunday night and left plenty of people speculating that Bennett was doing a little quarterback shopping with Rodgers out and Tom Brady still healthy.