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A miserable couple of months for Arsenal has seen them drop to sixth in the Premier League , 23 points behind leaders Manchester City, and lose to Championship Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup . "I felt that in January we paid a heavy price for uncertainty in our dressing-room", said the 68-year-old. "Barkley has a lot of space for improvement, he is working with us only two weeks but for sure today I was forced to make this substitution, but he can improve a lot", he said.
  • Marcus Smart Reportedly Back in Boston After Cutting His Hand

    Marcus Smart Reportedly Back in Boston After Cutting His Hand

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    On Friday afternoon, though, the truth came out via Smart's Twitter account . Turns out he lacerated his right hand as a result of him swiping at a picture frame on the wall. "I feel like I let all y'all down", he tweeted. "I love y'all and I truly appreciate all the support". The Celtics recently snapped a four-game skid against the Clippers and will have their next test against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday on ABC.
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    Mayfield "meets extensively" with Bills

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    Let me show that I can pick information up, take it and run with it. Getting in front of these people was so important, even bigger than the three years of film I put together. The Jets met with Mayfield at length in Mobile, according to The MMQB's Robert Klemko . NY will be picking No. 6 overall this year, with Miami getting No.
  • Athletic Bilbao leave out Man City target Aymeric Laporte

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    Sources have told ESPN FC that Manchester City are hoping to complete deals for defender Laporte , from Athletic Bilbao , and Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred during the transfer window. He was given permission by Athletic to undergo a blood test at private clinic in the centre of Bilbao . It's the same as other players in the clubs, I didn't speak about them.
  • How Tiger Woods fared in the second round at Torrey Pines

    How Tiger Woods fared in the second round at Torrey Pines

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    A procedure to clean up a bone spur in his shoulder wiped away his most recent fall schedule, requiring Palmer to earn 29 FedEx Cup points in six events to satisfy his extension (T-58 in Hawaii and T-20 in La Quinta did the trick in two). He hit into the water with his second shot on the par-five 18th, but he saved par with a 15-foot putt. Instead of the victory bid his supporters were hoping for, the former world No 1's return to action descended into a grim struggle, and his expression ...
  • Entire US gymnastics board resigns after Nassar prison sentence

    Entire US gymnastics board resigns after Nassar prison sentence

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    Michigan State maintains no official there believed Nassar committed sexual abuse until newspapers began reporting on the allegations in 2016. The NCAA says it plans to launch an investigation into Michigan State's athletic department and its handling of the Nassar case.
  • Super Bowl LII Betting: Are bettors underestimating the Philadelphia Eagles?

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    There are also a variety of cross-sport proposition wagers that involve other games going on during or before Super Bowl LII , including the Winter Olympics. Belichick, at a news conference, confirmed that while adding he still felt Long would have been able to contribute to the Patriots this season. At the beginning of the season, I don't think anyone would have been surprised to see the Patriots in this game , but I don't think many fans expected the Eagles to be here.
  • Stipe Miocic to Defend UFC Title for 4th Time in Las Vegas

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    Miocic: Victory will see him stretch the record he set at UFC 220 for most consecutive heavyweight title defences, from three to four. In addition to the champion versus champion fight, Miocic and Cormier will also square off as coaches on the next season of " The Ultimate Fighter ", Season 27, which will feature undefeated fighters from the lightweight and featherweight divisions.
  • Federer faces Chung hurdle to 30th Slam final

    Federer faces Chung hurdle to 30th Slam final

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    A ruthless Roger Federer handed wounded Chung Hyeon an old-fashioned schooling before the South Korean quit with blistered feet trailing 6-1 5-2 in a damp squib of an Australian Open semi-final on Friday. Federer still hasn't dropped a set in this tournament and is serving some of the best we've seen from him in quite some time . History will be made in Saturday night's title decider if the second-seeded Dane can succeed in her quest for a maiden grand slam crown after twice falling ...
  • Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki

    Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki

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    Wozniacki carries a 4-2 all-time record against Halep into Saturday's showdown of top players at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia , with the latest victory coming in straight sets at the 2017 WTA Championships. From 30-15, she double-faulted twice and Mertens passed her with a forehand victor to level the set at 5-5. Where can I get tickets for Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki? .
  • Mattis Describes North Korea Regime as 'Threat to the Entire World'

    Mattis Describes North Korea Regime as 'Threat to the Entire World'

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    Citing a Japanese government source, NHK said that Abe will sit down with the South Korean leader near Pyeongchang on the ninth, which is the opening day of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . Both exercises, according to US Forces Korea , are created to "highlight the longstanding military partnership" between the two countries and improve stability and security on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Vince McMahon Bringing Back the XFL in 2020

    Vince McMahon Bringing Back the XFL in 2020

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    The XFL will return in 2020. The XFL has not confirmed when its games will be played, but McMahon said it would most likely be a late-winter/early-spring football league. He hinted that the rules would be simpler, the game faster and that it will "be more of the things you want to see and less of what you don't". "I think I have let ego get in the way sometimes - the pendulum swung pretty strongly".
  • Ings should be given chance for Liverpool against West Brom

    Ings should be given chance for Liverpool against West Brom

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    Jurgen Klopp says it is "not really likely" that Liverpool will be making further additions in the January transfer window. In total, Lallana has made two starts and five substitute outings since November 25. Jurgen Klopp explains why it is hard for Liverpool to let Danny Ings go out on loan. 'We have little problems, ' said Klopp. 'Very hard time for Danny with the injury on my first day, since then it has been ups and downs.
  • Jemele Hill leaving SportsCenter for The Undefeated

    Jemele Hill leaving SportsCenter for The Undefeated

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    Jemele Hill is departing as co-anchor of the 6 PM hour of ESPN's SportsCenter , but will remain with the Disney-owned network where she is now under a multi-year deal, Deadline has learned. Jemele Hill is leaving buddy Michael Smith in need of a new co-anchor. From reporting to podcasting to columns to anchoring one of the flagships shows in all of sports .
  • Donald Trump: It's Not About Globalism in Davos; It's About Business

    Donald Trump: It's Not About Globalism in Davos; It's About Business

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    Trump also did not hide his anger toward the Palestinians for snubbing Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Israel this week, saying the USA will withhold aid funds to them until they return to negotiations. We can not have prosperity without security, Trump said, while talking about America's "historic investments" in its military. The president also engaged in a little damage control, walking back a comment by Treasury Secretary Steven T.
  • Enos will coach at Alabama

    Enos will coach at Alabama

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    Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported Thursday that Enos would take the job at Alabama and return to the SEC. The hire has not been officially announced. Now, as Saban looks to compile the most talented coaching staff possible, roads have led to conversations with Enos. With the news of Enos' departure, one would think that is a signal to expect the offensive coaching staff that guided MI to it's lowest passing TD mark since 1975 to remain in tact (minus Greg Frey, who took a lateral role as ...
  • Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea player's move to Newcastle

    Antonio Conte confirms Chelsea player's move to Newcastle

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    The winger has made just 27 appearances for the Blues , while also enduring a hard loan spell with Watford , last term, where he made just one appearance before returning to Chelsea . He continued on about future teammates saying, " Christian Atsu , as well - we trained together at Chelsea and know each other, and he said good things about the club".
  • National Basketball Association wrap: Kevin Durant posts triple-double as Golden State wins

    National Basketball Association wrap: Kevin Durant posts triple-double as Golden State wins

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    The defending champions scored in triple figures for the 15th straight game Thursday in a 126-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena, extending their record to 6-1 in their last seven. They made 57 percent from behind the arc in the game, with Thompson hitting seven, Durant adding six and Curry connecting on five. Despite the gaudy numbers across the board, it still came down to Durant and Curry.