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However, the real challenge could be Marin Cilic in the quarterfinal round (again, presuming chalk). No. 3 seed Grigor Dimitrov or No. 8 Jack Sock are seeded to potentially take on Nadal in the semi-finals. "That was not part of my dream", says men's tennis's oldest year-ending world No.2. Tunisian Ons Jabeur is in Halep's quarter and opens her campaign against No.
  • Burnley slump in EPL continues with 1-0 loss at Palace

    Burnley slump in EPL continues with 1-0 loss at Palace

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    The away side uncharacteristically retreated when Sakho collected Christian Benteke's pass on the left hand side and the Mali global drove in to the box and fired past Nick Pope . Benteke headed off target under pressure from the tireless Taylor when Sako stood up a 69th-minute cross to the far post - more fine combination play from a forward duo who might relish next weekend's trip to Arsenal.
  • Daniel Levy claims makes a big claim about Harry Kane

    Daniel Levy claims makes a big claim about Harry Kane

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    Mauricio Pochettino threw it out there earlier this week, boldly putting Harry Kane's long-term Tottenham Hotspur future in question. And then when a player is for a long period at the club [where] he played for nine or 10 years, the player needed a different motivation and challenge.
  • NFL to consider Cam Newton knee injury during concussion protocol investigation

    NFL to consider Cam Newton knee injury during concussion protocol investigation

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    The NFL learned about the injury while interviewing Panthers officials over the phone this week as part of its investigation whether concussion protocol was properly followed with Newton, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . Carolina coach Ron Rivera told reporters after Sunday's game that Newton was poked in the eye . But when he was sitting on the ground, they were trying to wipe whatever when he got popped.
  • NFL Investigating Raiders' Possible Rooney Rule Violation After Jon Gruden Hire

    NFL Investigating Raiders' Possible Rooney Rule Violation After Jon Gruden Hire

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    The team announced the move Saturday as soon as Gruden finished his. And I never wavered from all-in. Gruden spent four seasons as coach in Oakland from 1998-2001. Although Gruden has a Super Bowl title to his credit and was successful during his first stint with the Raiders, he hasn't coached in almost a decade and there's no telling whether he'll be able to adapt to the modern era of coaching in the NFL.
  • Francis Coquelin claims he should have left Arsenal before

    Francis Coquelin claims he should have left Arsenal before

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    I understand the frustration when the results are not going well. On completing his move, he said: "It's true that there was interest in the summer but in my head I wanted to continue at Arsenal and do well there". I think the players are doing a great job'. He didn't get enough games for us this season. "I would have had that if in 2014, when I was at the end of my contract, I was gone.
  • Vitor Belfort's retirement fight has been delayed

    Vitor Belfort's retirement fight has been delayed

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    I pretty much cried every night. For an athlete in Vitor's position, only a select few opponents will prove suitable for such a monumental event and with Bisping also looking to close out his career, it would be the ideal fight for the fans to experience this coming March.
  • ´Committed´ Conte will not walk out on Chelsea

    ´Committed´ Conte will not walk out on Chelsea

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    The duo have traded barbs over recent weeks, with Conte claiming Mourinho was suffering from amnesia after the Manchester United boss branded some of his contemporaries - without naming any individuals - "clowns" for their antics on the touchline.
  • Antonio Brown expected to be game-time decision

    Antonio Brown expected to be game-time decision

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    The only player it seems Ramsey does respect on the Steelers is wide receiver Antonio Brown . Wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (hamstring) also was limited in practice for a second straight day, while the Jaguars downgraded linebacker Blair Brown (ankle), who was unable to practice Thursday after participating on a limited basis Wednesday.
  • Test bowler Kagiso Rabada

    Test bowler Kagiso Rabada

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    The hosts have beaten India in the first Test and need another to seal the series. Pujara's scores for 26 and four result in his total falling by 25 points. "Cricket is ultimately a team sport and I'm thankful for the support from my team mates. Sometimes I feel I am bowling quickly and the speed gun says 145 or sometimes I can feel like I bowl a decent ball and the speed gun says 131", he said.
  • Real Madrid will have Ronaldo, Bale against Villarreal

    Real Madrid will have Ronaldo, Bale against Villarreal

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    And after a disappointing 2-2 draw at home against Numancia on Wednesday, the questions over Zidane's future have grown. It has gone four matches without a win. Turk Unal shot straight at Keylor Navas when put through by Denis Cheryshev , but with Navas still recovering from making the save Fornals lifted the ball over the flailing Madrid stopper.
  • Spartak Moscow in racism row over tweet about own players

    Spartak Moscow in racism row over tweet about own players

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    The post, which has subsequently been deleted, was released on the club's official and verified Twitter account on Saturday and included emoji symbols of chocolate bars and a sunshine in the headline. In September, Liverpool's Nigeria-born attacker Bobby Adekanye was subjected to racist chants and gestures from Spartak supporters in Moscow during a Uefa Youth League game.
  • Owen predicts the victor of the clash between West Ham and Huddersfield

    Owen predicts the victor of the clash between West Ham and Huddersfield

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    West Ham United completed the season sweep of Huddersfield and unfortunately won't play them again, at least in the Premier League , for the rest of the season. Huddersfield are doing well at the moment and will go into the clash full of confidence. The Austria global this time beat Smith to race clear into the area and again found Lanzini, who rammed home his third goal of the season.
  • Chris Paisley holds slender lead ahead of South Africa Open final round

    Chris Paisley holds slender lead ahead of South Africa Open final round

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    Paisley, seeking a first title on the tour, is 15 under-par for the tournament and leads home favourite Branden Grace (66). Grace, a South African, had a haywire front nine that included two eagles, two birdies and two bogeys. "At the moment it's weird, I feel like I didn't play awesome". South African major winners Ernie Els (71), Retief Goosen (69) and Charl Schwartzel (69) all had solid opening rounds, but Trevor Immelman (79) carded five bogeys and a double-bogey on a day to forget ...
  • Broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

    Broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

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    ESPN , the sister Disney company to ABC where Jackson spent much of his career, said the family had confirmed Jackson's death. "Thank you for the lessons KJ". "One of the greatest to ever do it". Prior to his career in the media, Jackson spent four years in the U.S. marines before enrolling at Washington State University, where he graduated with a degree in speech communications.
  • Turan Joins Istanbul Basaksehir From Barcelona On Loan Deal

    Turan Joins Istanbul Basaksehir From Barcelona On Loan Deal

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    The departure comes as Barca look to lighten their wage bill following the signings of Phillipe Coutinho and central defender Yerry Mina during the past week and it is thought that veteran defender Javier Mascherano could also abandon the club before the end of January.
  • He's The Boss - Mauricio Pochettino Says Respect Daniel Levy's Words

    He's The Boss - Mauricio Pochettino Says Respect Daniel Levy's Words

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    Notably, Tottenham hasn't been involved in any transfer this month. Domestically it's been a disappointing season for Tottenham Hotspur so far and they now find themselves fifth in the Premier League - three points adrift from the top four and incredibly 21 away from runaway-leaders Manchester City .
  • Tagovailoa leads Tide to national title

    Tagovailoa leads Tide to national title

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    The Hawaiian product threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half and overtime, including a 41-yard touchdown pass to win the game, in the bottom half of the first overtime period. Preparation to this point has been the key. Alabama fans will always remember when Tua's time began, but they should never forget the quarterback who carried them there and cheered on his teammate when his team needed him the most .
  • Amid interest from Stoke, Sanchez Flores to stay at Espanyol

    Amid interest from Stoke, Sanchez Flores to stay at Espanyol

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    Espanyol are said to be well aware of the situation and rather than panicking the club are assuring the Spanish media they're calm over the situation, feeling their structure won't be hit so much by the head coach leaving. "I am and will be the manager of Espanyol ". "I do not talk about me". It is understood a Stoke delegation met Flores in Barcelona on Wednesday, and that Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is also under consideration.
  • Robert Whittaker Forced Out Of UFC 221, Replaced by Yoel Romero

    Robert Whittaker Forced Out Of UFC 221, Replaced by Yoel Romero

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    Their meeting had been declared an interim title fight due to a lack of championship activity in the division and amidst confusion surrounding Bisping's on again, off again match-up with St-Pierre. Romero last fought and lost to Whittaker in a five-round contest that put Whittaker in the history books as Australia's first UFC champion. 33-year-old Rockhold, meanwhile, defeated Branch via TKO back in September.
  • Guardiola Backs Man City To Survive Liverpool Test, Continue Unbeaten Run

    Guardiola Backs Man City To Survive Liverpool Test, Continue Unbeaten Run

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    Unbeaten in the league this season, City are 15 points clear of second-placed Manchester United and remain in contention to win an unpreceded treble of Premier League , Champions League , EFL Cup and FA Cup. "When the fans get going and the boys play like they can, it's a really tough afternoon for whoever we play". The Egypt worldwide completed a £39m move to Liverpool FC from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer transfer window to bolster Jurgen Klopp's attacking options at the ...