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US Commando Killed in Yemen Marks First Combat Death Under Trump

Sunday's American casualty marks the first USA combat death of the Trump presidency. The drone raid came hours after a previous operation that killed eight al-Qaida militants and 12 civilians. President Obama had been briefed on it before he left office on January 20, but for operational reasons it was not ready to be executed before he departed, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss details beyond those announced by the Pentagon and so spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Ghana under serious threat in AFCON quarter-final against DR Congo

Egypt did not qualify for the following three editions following that famous hat-trick, but Hector Cuper's men finally broke that duck by reaching this tournament. Head coach of Morocco's national football team, Hervé Renard, is dreaming of topping the 2017 African Cup of Nations (CAN2017 ). - Egypt have only managed to secure one AFCON victory in five attempts over Morocco (D1 L3); scoring only two goals across those matches. Read More »

Al-Shabab, Kenya trade claims in morning attack in Somalia

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Al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda, has waged an insurgency in the Horn of Africa nation since 2006 in a bid to impose its version of Islamic law. The Kenyan Ministry of Defense released a statement saying an "intensive Pacification Operation is underway" and KDF soldiers will "continue to relentlessly pursue the terrorist to ensure peace and security of our country Kenya, as well as support AMISOM operations in order to stabilize Somalia", which was retweeted by the official AMISOM ... Read More »

Rafa Nadal survives epic to set up dream Federer final

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On the fans' support: I was exhausted and Grigor (Dimitrov) was playing unbelievable. "I enjoyed it a lot", Nadal said. The 35-year-old booked his place in the final after victory in an all-Swiss semi-final over Stanislas Wawrinka on Thursday. Read More »

Knicks Have Reached Out To Celtics About A Carmelo Anthony Trade

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Taking it a step further, the likelihood of Melo being moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers, to play with his buddy LeBron James , was even more unlikely. You have to consider that. LAC could deal Griffin if he has given them word that he plans on moving on over the summer, but there is zero indication that he has made his future plans known to anybody in the Clipper organization. Read More »

After long Nike run, Tiger goes to TaylorMade

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Woods, in an interview earlier this week advancing the Genesis Open , which his foundation hosts, conceded the physical rigors of playing four tournaments in five weeks "is a concern, no doubt about it". As a 16-year-old thin-as-a-1-iron amateur, he made his PGA Tour debut here in 1992, missing the cut and learning he had a long way to go in order to compete with the game's elite. Read More »

Fleetwood holds off big guns to end European Tour drought

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American star Dustin Johnson, last year's U.S. Open champion, and Pablo Larrazabal, who won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in 2014, teed off among the final groups but saw their respective challenges come up short, the pair settling for a two-way share of second place at 16 under. Read More »

Diego Costa: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says speculation is over

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He is very happy to play with us and this idea [of a move to China] is far from his mind. The problem for the rest of the league is that Antonio Conte does not believe in unpredictability. Hull City , on the other hand, has lost just one game since Marcos Silva took over against Manchester United in the EFL Cup semifinal first leg but is still unbeaten in the Premier League. Read More »

Simeone will not tie Man Utd target Griezmann down

Jose Mourinho has identified Griezmann as a leading summer transfer target and United are one of the few clubs able and prepared to meet the €100 million (currently £86 million) release clause in the 25-year-old's contract. Griezmann has scored seven times and has made four assists in 17 appearances in the 2016-17 La Liga campaign. Manchester United have been closely monitoring the player since the summer and the world-record acquisition of Griezmann's French compatriot Paul Pogba only added ... Read More »

Stoke City versus Manchester United predicted line-ups: visitors unchanged?

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Defender Eric Bailly remains unavailable as he is on global duty with the Ivory Coast. But they may face a tough task as it was the last time around back in October when the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford . Those issues have restricted his playing time and Shaw has not featured since limping off at half-time during the EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham seven weeks ago. Read More »

Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice Wednesday

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Jones wasn't in the locker room for media availability following the 36-20 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks, leading to speculation that the injury might be more serious than the Falcons were letting on. Even if he's not at full strength, the Falcons do have an MVP candidate at quarterback in Matt Ryan and a plethora of offensive weapons to offset Jones not being at 100 percent. Read More »

Raiders file paperwork for relocation to Las Vegas

This is just a first step in a relocation process, and it will require yes votes from three quarters of all National Football League team owners, or 24 votes. A statement from an investment group trying to get approval for a new $1.3 billion, 55,000-seat stadium in Oakland said the filing wasn't a surprise. Read More »

49ers reportedly plan to offer Falcons' Shanahan head coaching job

The 49ers will be allowed to speak with Shanahan next week, regardless of Sunday's outcome, but are not allowed to hire Shanahan until the Falcons' season is over. Doug Hendrickson, the agent for Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, said his client has withdrawn his name from consideration for the 49ers job. Read More »

Woodland blemish-free in R1 of the Sony Open

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Jim Furyk was the last player with a sub-60 round when he closed with a record 58 at the Travelers Championship last summer. Thomas joins six other players to have shot 59 - Al Geiberger , Chip Beck, Duval, Furyk (in 2013), Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby. Read More »

Steelers reinstate Joey Porter after most charges dropped

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Porter, who was placed on leave earlier in the week after he was arrested for an incident that took place late Sunday night at a South Side bar, will coach the Steelers outside linebackers Sunday when the team plays the Kansas City Chiefs in a Divisional Playoff game. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino admits a difficulty at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur take on their bogey team on Saturday when West Bromwich Albion come to town. However, in order for that to happen, Tottenham will have to improve upon a poor recent record at home to West Brom as they've not beaten them at the Lane since 2012 with a 1-1 draw last season severely denting the North Londoners title bid. Read More »

Hiring Vance Joseph Brings Even More Uncertainty to the Broncos

Notably, he worked for the 49ers from 2005 to 2010, and he was able to develop some great, young defensive backs. The news broke via the Twitter account of the Broncos general manager, John Elway . The rush to get the top coordinators may be pushing Denver to get Joseph instead of waiting for Shanahan. It looks like Vance Joseph will take over for Gary Kubiak . Read More »

Cal fires head coach Sonny Dykes

In that same story, Feldman reported that multiple college teams would fire their head coaches if they thought they could get Kelly. "We did not want to make this decision until we were ready and did so for the health of our football program and department". Read More »

Matt Bonner retires, joins Spurs TV broadcast as studio analyst

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With the Spurs won National Basketball Association championships in '07 and '14 and experienced his most productive years, including 2010-11 when he led the National Basketball Association in 3PT shooting at 45.7 per cent. "I thought he retired years ago". Staying true to myself, I made this mildly humorous video. He played in just 30 games previous year, averaging under seven minutes. Read More »

Murray battles through to quarters in Doha

He is unbeaten in regular tournament play since losing to Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open quarter-finals in September and won his last five tournaments of 2016 to topple Novak Djokovic from the top of the rankings. Yet, in the second set, Chardy began to make a match of it and showed flashes of the player who reached a career high of 25 in the world back in 2013. Read More »

Miami Dolphins vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds and Prediction

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It's the defense that causes puzzled looks and queasy stomachs. Continuing to nurse an injury to his right ankle, outside linebacker and core special teamer Anthony Chickillo is uncertain whether he will play Sunday. "It's one of those, you just have got to be smart with it and. just see how it feels throughout the week". That's been coach Adam Gase's stance on the matter. Read More »

Amanda Nunes Coach Din Thomas: 'There's Still Hope for Ronda Rousey'

The "lioness" mauled Ronda Rousey in less than a minute and made sure everyone knew who she was despite the lack of promotion. "You're smart and attractive", she said of her daughter. Rousey will be remembered for many things, as time passes she will be remembered as a woman who put women's MMA on the map to the general public and how she dominated opponents during her title reign. Read More »

Clement named Swansea City boss

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Swansea secured their fourth Premier League victory of the season, climbing to 19th in the table. Gibbs has been confirmed as Clement's number two, having previously been Assistant head of coach and player development at Hotspur Way. "We wish him the best of luck and see him as a long-term appointment". Swansea is in danger of being relegated after six seasons in the Premier League, with the team bottom of the standings. Read More »

Protesters illegally rappel from ceiling at Vikings' stadium, unfurl banner

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The protesters were urging the U.S. Bank to diverge from the Dakota Access Pipeline. During a New Year's Day football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, two protestors posted a huge banner urging U.S. The Minneapolis Fire Department is assessing the situation. In November 2015, protestors at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte managed to accomplish a similar objective , unfurling a banner aimed at the bank's financing of a liquified natural gas export facility owned ... Read More »