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Andy Murray suffers defeat to David Goffin in Abu Dhabi

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Playing his first singles match since October, the Spaniard could hardly have dreamed for a better return as he took the first set without dropping a game. "There are great players here and I feel happy to be back on the competition, always being away from competition is tough, the comebacks are not easy but I think I practised a lot at home in Majorca and practised well and made a decision to start a new season and see how things are going", Nadal said. Read More »

John Cena Wants To Face The Undertaker

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I was looking at it through very blinded eyes, and I really wanted The Rock to come back to the WWE. AJ Styles defeated John Cena and Dean Ambrose in a Triple Threat Match to retain his WWE World Title. Later on, Bray Wyatt had to calm things down between Randy Orton and Luke Harper. The 15-time world champion will get a WWE Championship match with AJ Styles at the Royal Rumble on January 29. Read More »

Minnesota AD to meet soon with Claeys about future

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His team had aligned against the school, fans who had made travel plans in San Diego, the bowl game that invited them to sunny California, their athletics director, school president and a woman who might have been raped by 10 of their teammates. Read More »

Steve Smith: Sunday Will 'Probably Be My Last Game'

Smith was slated to retire after last season came to a close but suffered a season-ending Achilles injury midway through the campaign that derailed those plans. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco also commended the wide receiver's competitiveness and fearlessness on the field saying, "He's just got a lot of ability and he's not afraid". Read More »

Fired Ryan didn't come close to living up to his bluster

Early this week the Buffalo Bills organization has relieved Rex and Rob Ryan of their duties. It would take a near ideal December to stay in charge, and QB Tyrod Taylor could be benched as soon as Monday as well . Terry and Kim Pegula, the owners of the Bills, clearly expected more from Rex Ryan as coach than two years and two playoff misses. Ryan, meanwhile, may not get the chance to be a head coach again. Read More »

Giroud sinks 'stubborn' West Brom

Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. "It has been very frustrating for him because he didn't always play and when he played well I didn't always play him in the next game", Wenger said of Giroud. When you are at a particularly big club, the stakes are even higher and yet the pressure and expectation can sometimes bring a squad even close together. Read More »

Rapper Troy Ave Shot in Brooklyn on Christmas, Police Say

Troy Ave is out on $500,000 bail after a shooting at a concert in the spring. A CT scan Monday showed one bullet still in his head, his lawyer John Stella said. Ave was on his way to Christmas dinner with his family when he was shot in the arm and the head. This is the second attempt on his life. A grand jury indicted the rapper at the time on attempted murder and weapons possession charges, even though his lawyer insists he was not the aggressor and was acting in self-defense. Read More »

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's explanation doesn't add up

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With Fusco out for a second straight game, Joe Berger likely again will start at right guard and Nick Easton again at center. Zimmer said the game plan called for Rhodes to shadow Nelson, which he's done with great success so far this season against other top receivers. Read More »

Conor McGregor on Floyd Mayweather: 'I am going to break his face'

McGregor-Diaz 2 now holds the top spot with 1.65 million buys. "Everybody was saying, 'What's gonna happen to the National Basketball Association when Michael Jordan retires?'.If you're a fight fan, we bring you great fights". The days leading up to the fight had been as chaotic as any bout in UFC history, especially after a volatile press conference erupted into mayhem after McGregor and Diaz started launching water bottles and cans at each other. Read More »

Packers-Lions for NFC North title flexed to SNF

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Early on, they made a pair of stops in the red zone forcing the Vikings to trade field goals for Green Bay touchdowns. The fading Minnesota Vikings need a miracle to get into the playoffs, especially if running back Adrian Peterson is sidelined again. Read More »

Guardiola: City don't want Van Dijk

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Pep Guardiola admits John Stones has to improve, but is backing the England defender to learn from his "bad moments" at Manchester City. However, according to The Telegraph , Southampton have decided that it will take an offer of £60m for them to entertain the possibility of their most prized asset leaving St Mary's. Read More »

Jets Grounded for Christmas: Patriots Fly in 13th Victory

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He was also one of two Patriots defensive players named to the Pro Bowl. Without home-field advantage the season, culminated in an AFC championship game loss at Denver and nearly immediate second-guessing of their approach over their final two regular-season games. Read More »

Oscar to join Shanghai for a 'staggering' amount

After his transfer from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for £52 million was confirmed, Brazil global midfielder Oscar reached out to his fans online, thanking them for their support. It is Chelsea's record sale, £10m more than the £50m Paris Saint Germain paid for David Luiz in 2014. Martin Keown believes Chelsea do have a slight advantage over the festive period with their Premier League fixtures spread out unlike their title rivals. Read More »

Atlanta Falcons beat the Carolina Panthers in Week 16

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FOX will have the early afternoon telecast. Saturday's 33-16 loss highlighted much what has been wrong with the Panthers (6-9) a year after having an NFL-best 15-1 regular-season record and ultimately going to the Super Bowl. Charlotte has been a house of horrors for the Falcons. Julio Jones: Jones hasn't played since Week 13 at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. "They're always well prepared and play really, really hard, so it was a good win for us". Read More »

Watch Kenyan Drake's 45-yard touchdown run for the Miami Dolphins

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Ajayi's 57-yard dash in the extra period set up Miami's game-winning field goal by Andrew Franks. The last time that these teams squared off, Miami allowed only 221 yards passing, but did surrender a touchdown. Matt Moore was not as sharp in this one as he was in his starting debut, but he still did enough to lead Miami to the win. On the Dolphins' next drive, Drake circled out of an inside run and sprinted 45 yards up the sideline to make it 14-0 early in the second quarter. Read More »

Dimitri Payet in action for West Ham

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The 29-year-old midfielder, who finished in the top 20 of the European player of the year awards, is attracting interest both from the Premier League and Europe, but West Ham insist he is going nowhere. "This is why it's important for the club to say this, but it's nothing new". Why are we thinking negative?' Bilic is a huge fan of Carroll's child-like enthusiasm and wants him to tear into any late Christmas gifts Swansea's defence hand him. Read More »

Free agent Edwin Encarnacion reportedly signs with Indians

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And, just before Christmas in 2012, Swisher signed with the Indians to what was the biggest free agent deal in team history (four years, $56 million). He's the only player in the big leagues with 30 or more home runs in each of the last five seasons. Sure, the Indians had the potent offensive combination of Francisco Lindor , Jason Kipnis and Jose Ramirez , but none of them had an offensive game that was built around mashing the ball to the moon. Read More »

Idaho outguns Colorado State in Potato Bowl

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That much was confirmed when Jordan Frysinger hauled in a spectacular long touchdown with one hand in the fourth quarter, even with flags flying for pass interference. Players from both teams were sliding all over the place. This didn't hold, but it was enough for Idaho to take control until late in the game. But that quickly dissipated as the teams started rolling up points. Read More »

Duke guard Grayson Allen suspended indefinitely after tripping opponent

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Duke guard Grayson Allen has been suspended indefinitely after tripping an Elon player late in the first half of the Blue Devils' game Wednesday. Grayson Allen: the NCAA's favorite player to hate. For him, he would die for his team. That's a big punishment for him, and he knows it. It can be the same way for Grayson Allen , and with a whole lot less consequences that I experienced. Read More »

Cats learn a tough lesson on the road in loss at Louisville

Villanova already was in because it won the national championship last season but reaffirmed its royalty by winning on the road at Purdue. A seven-day break could slow some momentum, but the Cards can also recharge their emotional and physical batteries after expending so much energy to beat their archrival. Read More »

Mane leads Liverpool to last-minute win over Everton

Then Daniel came, hit the post and Sadio finished the situation , so it was great, intense, how a derby should be, not the best football in the world, but you can not ignore the intensity, you can not ignore the importance of a game like this, you have to take it like it is. Read More »

'Big chance' Ibra will extend stay - Raiola

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Raiola told talkSPORT : "There is a big chance that there will be a second year, yes". 'We already included that in the contract so it's not new for us. He has not slowed, however, having scored 16 goals on the season. Fifteen-year-old Cameron spoke of his delight at meeting some of his heroes: "I've met Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini and it's been incredible". Read More »

Everton fans react on Twitter to Barkley display against Liverpool

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Liverpool have not struggled for goals in his absence but there is no doubt he offers a threat which few players at Klopp's disposal do. "I think the players did a great performance. "They were brilliant. I thought, to be honest, we defended well as a team throughout the game and we looked more solid which was pleasing". The eight minutes of extra time even made it more hard. Read More »