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Rafael Nadal has suffered with knee injuries for large spells of his glittering tennis career, but is the latest step backwards one that could impact his consolidation of being the top player in the world right now? "It was a tough 2017 and I need to take my calendar in a different way in order to be ready", Nadal told the Mubadala World Tennis Championships website.
  • Bowl Predictions: Will Appalachian State cover spread vs. Toledo? 12/23/17

    Bowl Predictions: Will Appalachian State cover spread vs. Toledo? 12/23/17

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    The consensus All-American finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting, ran for 2,027 yards and needs 107 more to break the school's single-season mark set past year by Donnel Pumphrey. The game puts the MAC champions against the Sun Belt Conference co-champions in what should be a high-scoring affair. That's what our (focus) was: "Winning a lot of ballgames, winning conference championships, winning bowl championships, and here we are today trying to end it right in our senior year".
  • Pipe denies 'despicable' coughing claims at Alexandra Palace

    Pipe denies 'despicable' coughing claims at Alexandra Palace

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    Smith then missed two darts for the match in the fifth leg and Cross hit double 14 to level at three sets each. "That's all I can say about that". "That was a tactic for advantage, that was a tactic to make Bernie Smith miss and he got his way.Whether Bernie Smith heard it or not is absolutely irrelevant, the intent was there", Mardle was quoting as saying in The Express report.
  • Antonio Conte Heap Praises On Ethan Ampadu After Impressive EFL Cup Performance

    Antonio Conte Heap Praises On Ethan Ampadu After Impressive EFL Cup Performance

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    Maybe next game he goes to play for the youth team, I don't know. Former Welsh worldwide Craig Bellamy has told Chelsea that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is the best candidate to replace Antonio Conte . He stated: "He is a big loss for us, especially because we have to play a tough game against Everton. I want to be a better player so I can play for Chelsea ", added, the versatile 17-year-old defensive midfielder.
  • Tom Brady's had it with the Bill Belichick vs. Alex Guerrero questions

    Tom Brady's had it with the Bill Belichick vs. Alex Guerrero questions

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    How do you say that [Belichick] said anything? Guerrero works with many players on the New England roster in addition to Brady , including tight end Rob Gronkowski , but he's no longer allowed on the sidelines during games and can not be on the team flight for road games, according to the Globe .
  • Ravens beat Colts to edge closer to playoff berth

    Ravens beat Colts to edge closer to playoff berth

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    While the Bills should beat the Dolphins, Miami is not an easy place to play as the Patriots proved by losing there December 11. The Colts had a field goal blocked and Adam Vinatieri missed a 60-yard field goal attempt as the first half expired.
  • Middlesbrough axe Monk just hours after victory

    Middlesbrough axe Monk just hours after victory

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    But he was handed a red card hours after the game with Middlesbrough confirming the sacking on their Twitter account. Middlesbrough had hoped to bid for automatic promotion under Monk, having been relegated from the Premier League in May.
  • Dick Enberg, TV Co-Host for First Breeders' Cup, Dead at 82

    Dick Enberg, TV Co-Host for First Breeders' Cup, Dead at 82

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    Enberg was the broadcaster on KTLA's telecasts of UCLA basketball games from 1966-77, a position he said "was absolutely responsible for NBC hiring me". "It's like someone dropped a curtain on 50,000 people-just silence", Enberg said in the retrospective. "I'm trying to explain it on the air [and] instead of going on a "talk-back" or "cough" button, I said on air, 'Please don't play that again'".
  • Wofford celebrates first win over Top 25 opponent at North Carolina's expense

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    Wofford , which is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, never trailed by more than seven points in the first half and took a 34-33 lead into halftime. His predecessor, Thad Matta, was let go after 13 seasons in June, much later in the calendar compared to most coaching changes. The Terriers led the entire second half and withstood every Tar Heel run.
  • Steelers Release James Harrison, Activate Marcus Gilbert

    Steelers Release James Harrison, Activate Marcus Gilbert

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    Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler , Harrison's agent says Harrison wants to keep on playing. "I believe he still wants to play". Just two weeks before the end of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to make a shocking move. Said Parise: "We'll see what Santa brings us". A UDFA in 2002, Harrison bounced around between the Steelers, Baltimore Ravens , and even playing for the NFL Europe's Rhein Fire.
  • National Football League referees will no longer use note cards for first-down measurements

    National Football League referees will no longer use note cards for first-down measurements

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    Steratore used the notecard with the nose of the football very close to the pole on a measurement for a key first down late in the Dallas Cowboys' victory over the Raiders . "Though it is very unusual to see the referee use a card to aid in the measurement, there is nothing that prohibits it in the rules", National Football League spokesman Michael Signora told the Akron Beacon Journal .
  • Adam Gress, Former Penn State OL, Dies at Age 26

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    According to numerous reports, including both 247 Sports and WTAE, which cited family members, Gress was believed to have hit his head and fallen inside the home. Gress, who earned degrees in telecommunications and journalism, also participated in the school's chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Gress had been most recently working as a construction site manager.
  • Ezekiel Elliott Cuts Off Interview After Questions About Cabo

    Ezekiel Elliott Cuts Off Interview After Questions About Cabo

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    I'm just trying to start a new page, a new chapter", he said. "It was great. The energy was high", Elliott said Wednesday. He was giddy at Elliott's return. "I'm not really going to talk about it", Elliott said, per the Dallas Morning News . The Cowboys' running game without Elliott was solid, averaging 121 yards per game.
  • Gut Feeling: DallasCowboys.com Writers' Final Preview Of Cowboys-Seahawks

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    And now he takes aim at a slumping Seattle Seahawks club that owns the same record as Jason Garett's club but is coming off consecutive losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams - the latter in the Pacific Northwest. This group will be going up against Doug Baldwin and a group of Seattle receivers that can cause headaches for opposing defenses. He became eligible to rejoin the Cowboys on Monday, so he has had a regular week of practice with the team.
  • Burnley vs Tottenham, Premier League

    Burnley vs Tottenham, Premier League

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    Spurs, who have been drawn against Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League, will then take on Southampton , Swansea and West Ham over the hectic festive period in the top flight . "Now we have to prepare for Burnley and they are above us, so we need to be in top form". Hosts Burnley head into the game sitting sixth in the Premier League table, as their stunning start to the season continues under Sean Dyche.
  • Remain Arsenal's basis of philosophy - Wenger

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    On the back of using the Nigeria global alongside midfielder Jack Wilshere , Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Hector Bellerin against Newcastle on Saturday, the gaffer utilised Joe Willock and substitutes Reiss Nelson, Ben Sheaf and Josh Dasilva in their League Cup win over West Ham United three days later.
  • No.4 batting position ideal for Dhoni, says Rohit Sharma

    No.4 batting position ideal for Dhoni, says Rohit Sharma

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    India's regular opener Shikhar Dhawan has been rested for the ongoing series and that is why KL Rahul was sent out to open the innings with Rohit in the first T20I but the 25-year-old did not disappoint. "It's important to understand what the team expects of them and they've delivered". There was no looking back for India but Sri Lanka slowed down the run-rate, removing Iyer and Rahul in space of 11 balls.
  • Auston Matthews set to return against the Rangers

    Auston Matthews set to return against the Rangers

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    The Leafs' medical staff and Babcock did talk about holding Matthews out another game with the holiday break looming, but Babcock said they have probably already gone beyond what they needed to do to get him healthy. "Does that have anything to do with it?" Though the Leafs may have screwed up by not removing Matthews from the game in Pittsburgh, at least they have acted cautiously since.
  • NBA Predictions: Are Lakers going to stun Durant, Warriors? 12/22/17

    NBA Predictions: Are Lakers going to stun Durant, Warriors? 12/22/17

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    Draymond Green will join his teammates for the first time in two weeks Friday night, when the Warriors face the Lakers in the first of three games in a period of 65 hours. 8 and 24 were forever retired into the rafters with 25 points, while Ball added 16 points, six assists and six rebounds. Julius Randle - who hadn't hit a triple in three weeks - also stretched out his range, hitting a pair of 3-pointers himself.
  • #Russia2018 | Neymar looks Forward to playing against Mohammed Salah

    #Russia2018 | Neymar looks Forward to playing against Mohammed Salah

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    Neymar in action for Brazil against England. GETTYNeymar has praised Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Neymar predicted that Belgium would be the black horse in the tournament, which has won 9 games in 10 qualifying matches and has distinguished players in its ranks, such as Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens.
  • Banco Bradesco SA (BBDO) Plans $0.01 Special Dividend

    Banco Bradesco SA (BBDO) Plans $0.01 Special Dividend

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    The stock holds an average trading capacity of 8.62M shares for the past three months. Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE: BBD ) declared a None dividend on Wednesday, December 13th, NASDAQ reports. Moreover, Woodmont Inv Counsel Limited Liability Corp has 0.07% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) for 3,301 shares. The company was maintained on Monday, May 2 by Goldman Sachs.
  • Bristol City Pulls Stunning Upset Over Manchester United in Stoppage Time

    Bristol City Pulls Stunning Upset Over Manchester United in Stoppage Time

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    The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager began by looking back to when their record breaking streak began away against Bournemouth saying: "No one was expecting us to win 16 games in a row at that moment". But Leicester levelled in the seventh of eight minutes of time added on at the end when Kyle Walker tangled with Gray and Vardy scored the spot-kick.