• Mascherano still needed at Barcelona: Valverde

    Mascherano still needed at Barcelona: Valverde

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    Meanwhile, Rakitic hopes Messi's countryman and Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano , 33, stays at the Nou Camp. "I think that my stage here is ending", Mascherano said . "These questions emerge when there are injuries, there's always talk but, in principle, we're happy with the centre-backs we have got". Barca are already assured of their place in the Champions League last 16 as Group D winners, meaning Valverde is likely to heavily rotate his side for Sporting's visit to the Camp ...
  • Kremlin Promises Not to Boycott Olympics Ahead of IOC Ruling

    Kremlin Promises Not to Boycott Olympics Ahead of IOC Ruling

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    Here's everything you need to know about the country's sticky situation - and what's on tap as Olympics executives decide whether or not Russian athletes should even be allowed to compete this February. He said, "refusing means giving in" to what he terms political pressure. "And if, I hope to God, we manage to compete well, then we'll definitely sing the anthem".
  • Michael Owen states his prediction for Tottenham v Apoel Nicosia

    Michael Owen states his prediction for Tottenham v Apoel Nicosia

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    Pochettino has named two academy youngsters in his squad - the midfielder Luke Amos and the striker Kazaiah Sterling - and he is ready to give a first Champions League start to George-Kévin Nkoudou, the winger who has struggled since his transfer from Marseille in the summer of previous year.
  • Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher delighted to draw Everton in FA Cup

    Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher delighted to draw Everton in FA Cup

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    On top of that, the Liverpool Echo claim the former England manager will go one better and hand five debuts to Everton's youngsters - namely Alex Denny, Harry Charsley, Nathan Broadhead, Fraser Hornby and Michael Collins. "When the results are below all expectations, you know as a manager that people can make decisions about you", he told the Daily Mirror . I live in this city and to get their words of support and encouragement has been excellent .
  • Tom Brady: Josh McDaniels in demand because he's 'best' coordinator in NFL

    Tom Brady: Josh McDaniels in demand because he's 'best' coordinator in NFL

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    It's not like the argument led to any problems for New England. "It's a very competitive game and emotional game and things like that can happen", McDaniels told reporters on Tuesday, per Pro Football Talk. Later in the interview, Brady was asked if he thinks this will be his final stretch of working with McDaniels, who may be considered for some head coaching vacancies in the offseason.
  • Arrest made in Mariah Woods disappearance; missing girl believed to be deceased

    Arrest made in Mariah Woods disappearance; missing girl believed to be deceased

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    After her mother's boyfriend was arrested for the death of three-year-old Mariah Wood , her father came forward to allege that his ex-wife was trying to shift the blame on Mariah's 10-year-old brother. Kimrey is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center on a $1 million bond. Investigators continue to stay tight-lipped about what happened to Mariah Woods .
  • Westbrook leads Thunder past Jazz, Beal scores 51 points

    Westbrook leads Thunder past Jazz, Beal scores 51 points

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    The six-time All-Star already has seven triple-doubles this season. The victory was the third in a row for the Thunder. Snyder was generally positive about his team's performance, but was unhappy with a couple of offensive rebounds late by Steven Adams that killed the Jazz.
  • England go 2-0 down with Adelaide defeat

    England go 2-0 down with Adelaide defeat

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    Captain Root's unbeaten 67 on day four had given England grounds for cautious optimism heading in to the final day, with England needing 178 more runs with six wickets in hand at the start of play. "We thought if we could come out and bowl well this morning, hit our lengths and get one or two wickets then things can happen quickly". "Disappointing.
  • Arsene Wenger: What's different about Mesut Ozil at Arsenal over past month

    Arsene Wenger: What's different about Mesut Ozil at Arsenal over past month

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    There has been much speculation during the summer and the start of this campaign with both players' contracts ceasing at the end of this season and numerous club's supporters questioning whether Arsene Wenger should try and recoup as much of the £77m that Arsenal paid in total for the pair when they signed from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
  • Premier League table: City maintain eight-point lead ahead of Manchester derby

    Premier League table: City maintain eight-point lead ahead of Manchester derby

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    Guardiola's side have rescued nine Premier League points with goals in the final seven minutes of matches already this season, with David Silva's 83rd-minute finish their third late victor in a week. "What we showed in the last few games is that we will never give up". "It means we have done 39 points in a row". "Arguably we had the best chances in the first half".
  • Anderlecht boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck expects Celtic to 'fly like hell'

    Anderlecht boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck expects Celtic to 'fly like hell'

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    Some of them think they are Champions League players, but this is a good leveller for some of those guys to reflect on the performance and be better. "Second-half we were better, we were able to stem the flow and be a threat". "We were the fourth seeds coming into this and there is huge pride that we got the job done". Anderlecht were the better team this evening though and Jozo Simunovic's 62nd minute goal was the difference.
  • Fabregas had concerns over Chelsea career

    Fabregas had concerns over Chelsea career

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    Conte said that in the early part of last season he started almost every game with N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic in central midfield but Fabregas played many games in the run-in. "In this season he has continued to work very hard and he's shown me great commitment, great behaviour". "Physically... I wouldn't say better than ever, but in the last few years I feel the fitness".
  • Morris appears to be the next UA head coach

    Morris appears to be the next UA head coach

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    The Arkansas Razorbacks reportedly have their new head coach in SMU's Chad Morris , as a hire was reported on Tuesday evening. The SMU offense - worst among the worst in the country - has soared under Morris' leadership, averaging the eighth-most points per game (40.2) this season.
  • Luis Suarez: 'Neymar will not join Real Madrid'

    Luis Suarez: 'Neymar will not join Real Madrid'

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    Neymar spent four years at the Camp Nou before sensationally moving to Paris Saint-German in August for a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) fee. "For sure he did it with a lot of pain because he was happy here". And Suarez insisted he full understood Neymar's decision to make the world-record move.
  • Victor Cruz rips Giants for 'disrespectful' decision to bench Eli Manning

    Victor Cruz rips Giants for 'disrespectful' decision to bench Eli Manning

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    Manning's streak - which was the longest among active quarterbacks - was ended by now-former Giants coach Ben McAdoo , who was sacked along with general manager Jerry Reese on Monday with the team mired in a disastrous 2-10 campaign. "I think it was a couple of weeks already too late". Instead, the Giants went with Geno Smith , who was unable to lead the team to a victory in a very winnable game against the Oakland Raiders.
  • Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned 1 game

    Steelers' Smith-Schuster, Bengals' Iloka each banned 1 game

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    Mitchell also spoke on that and praised Iloka, while informing Steelers fans not to attack him. He struck Brown square in the head as he caught a game-tying touchdown pass, though Brown was uninjured. On Monday, the New England Patriots ' Rob Gronkowski was suspended one game for a late hit on the Buffalo Bills ' Tre'Davious White . Smith-Schuster told reporters that he was playing to the whistle on the play, but lamented his actions afterward.