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UFC 221: Robert Whittaker issues statement on withdrawal from Luke Rockhold bout

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Prior to being drafted in to replace Whittaker, Romero had been scheduled to face former two-weight WSOF champion David Branch at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando, Florida on February 24th - exactly two weeks after the Perth event. 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. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino delivers major Tottenham transfer update

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Tottenham welcome Everton to Wembley on Saturday as the Premier League returns this weekend. Pochettino said: "Of course Harry is going to break all the records". Sometimes you want players to stay but the player says, 'no, gaffer I need to change, I need to wear different colours'. Pochettino had moaned about agents, saying top players were "like companies" and he is known to be unhappy Ross Barkley chose to join Chelsea rather than Spurs . Read More »

Naby Keita to Liverpool - Reds in talks but no agreement yet

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Naby Keita will not be allowed to join Liverpool this month, according to RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl. So if Keita were to join Liverpool early, which shirt number could he take? However, has been given encouragement that RB Leipzig could be willing to let their man go earlier after his form has suffered since the summer. Read More »

South Korea proposes unified Olympic women's ice hockey team with North Korea

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The funding body is confident that a vast increase in investment over the four-year cycle from £14m to £32m will result in the best ever Winter Games for the country's Olympians and the most successful in 30 years for its Paralympians. Via Global Olympics Broadcasters: Intel True VR content will also be available on multiple devices and platforms through official Olympics Rights Holding Broadcaster channels around the world. Read More »

LeBron James called out of bounds on potentially game-winning possession

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The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day defeat at defending champion Golden State. Thomas finished fifth in the MVP voting a year ago and had a breakout season with the Boston Celtics. Aron Baynes started at centre for the Celtics but played just 15 minutes, finishing with six points and three rebound. Two straight losses by at least 25 points means history is working against them in a quest for another National Basketball Association championship.The Raptors? ... Read More »

Koreas to hold talks on sending Northern art troupe to Olympics

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This offer comes on the heels of a landmark deal between the warring nations that allows North Korea to send a delegation of athletes, fans, and high-ranking government officials to the South for the upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang. The sole North Korean IOC member made the comments before flying back to Pyongyang after visiting Lausanne, where the IOC is headquartered. This was considered a benevolent North Korean gesture. Read More »

WTA Sydney - Angelique Kerber beat Ashleigh Barty to win a title again!

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Earlier, Kerber won her eighth consecutive match of the new season, coming from 3-1 down in the final set to beat qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to reach the summit clash. Kerber fought off a couple break points early on the opening set then broke the Australian to go 4-2 up on her way to claiming the set. Today Kerber won 74% first serve points, and saved five break points out of six. Read More »

South Africa bat, Ngidi makes Test debut

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On the eve of the second Test, Kohli actually mocked those asking for Rahane's inclusion in the XI. Fast bowlers have been the leading wicket takers in Test matches for India outside the subcontinent, and their share of wickets has been the highest in the current decade. Read More »

Brady bullish in focus on Titans after a drama-filled week

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In that one, Tennessee had three turnovers but was outgained by only 54 yards. "So we've got to take care of business and start winning games like this to get the respect that we desire". "There are just entirely too many teams to predict who's going to be there right now". "This is a playoff game". I've got other things to worry about. Read More »

Walker calls for closure of Wisconsin's juvenile prison

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If Walker wins re-election, he plans to include in the next state budget at least $80 million for the construction of five new juvenile prisons for up to three dozen inmates each. Wanggaard said there will likely be discussions with officials in the counties in southeastern Wisconsin to determine the best places for the facilities. Read More »

Arsenal's Francis Coquelin 'agrees £10.5m move to Valencia'

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The Frenchman joined Arsenal in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become a familiar figure in Arsene Wenger's plans, helping win the FA Cup in 2015 and 2017. 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". Read More »

ED Raids Karti Chidambaram's Chennai And Delhi Homes, Finds Nothing!

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He claimed that the ED took background papers of case related to statement made in Parliament in 2012-13 and nothing else. The agency had raided properties of Karti's close aides in Chennai and Kolkata on December 1. "They found nothing in the Chennai searches". "Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued notice on the cases filed by my son Karti Chidambaram ". "The CBI FIR in the case has not been quashed and P Chidambaram had earlier appeared before the CBI in the case". Read More »

Pacers Olivier, Ngidi added to Proteas squad for second Test

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He bowled with rhythm, speed and craft before leaving the field in pain on Saturday, the second day of the first Test here. A decision on whether he would bat hadn't yet been made. He couldn't complete his 18th over and was limping slightly as he headed to the dressing rooms at Newlands. Steyn, 34, had not played in a first-class match since suffering a fractured shoulder in a Test in Australia in November 2016. Read More »

Rafael Nadal, Halep named top seeds for Australian Open

That was his last competitive action as he missed warm-up events in Abu Dhabi and Brisbane and only returned for the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament on Jan 9, in which he lost in straight sets to Richard Gasquet. Venus Williams, who last won a Slam in 2008, is seeded five and has a first-round encounter with Swiss Belinda Bencic. Third-seeded Muguruza is in a hard quarter containing former Australian Open champions Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber, and U.S. Read More »

Alex Pritchard set for Huddersfield debut against West Ham

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The 54-year-old told BBC's Football Focus: "I've got an idea in my head how I want it to look". We're not sure yet but if it is the latter - and that would be a real shame - we will need to go out to try to make a suitable signing this month because we will need someone who plays down that righthand side. Read More »

17 dead in California mudslides, 100 homes destroyed

Southern California , which just endured the largest wildfire in state history , is being bombarded by flooding and destructive mudslides triggered by torrential downpours. But he confessed: "The likelihood is increasing that we'll be finding bodies, not survivors". Brown apologized for the inconvenience, but he called the area "a very active rescue and recovery and fix zone right now". Read More »

Bautista Agut pips Delpo in Auckland

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Both players are seeded in the Australian Open with del Potro 12th and Bautista Agut 20th but it was the Spaniard who was in command in Auckland . The third set was similar, with no break-point opportunities until the 11th game when Bautista Agut broke del Potro to go ahead 6-5. Read More »

Jaguars' Allen Hurns will try to rebound in Divisional Round

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I, on the other hand, believe that since it's an National Football League playoff game, that's all the hype you need. "I'm not thinking about that right now", he said. "They are good at disrupting the football". We had a great game that day. "I know what I do and what I bring to the table". If Blake Bortles can lead Jacksonville forward, he won't have to worry about being run out of town. Read More »

Djokovic happy with return ahead of Open

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The six-time Australian Open champion had his troublesome right elbow taped but didn't appear to be in any obvious discomfort during a hit-out with Stan Wawrinka at Melbourne Park. But he admitted he can not give himself a clear bill of health until he plays in the Australian Open next week. Djokovic has not played since his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon as a result of a persistent elbow injury. Read More »

Giggs in talks to be new Wales coach

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Giggs remains the favourite to succeed Coleman and return to football 18 months after leaving his coaching role at Manchester United . Giggs, who played for Wales 64 times , has made no secret of his desire to succeed Chris Coleman as national team manager, which a year ago he described as the ideal job. Read More »

Ryan Kent joins Bristol City on loan

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He had a disastrous loan spell at Bundesliga outfit Freiburg in the first half of the season and the lack of opportunities forced Liverpool to cut short his stay in Germany. "He did very well at Barnsley previous year and he'll bring genuine speed, athleticism and ball control to our squad". Former Under-21 captain Cameron Brannagan meanwhile has left the club on a permanent basis, signing a three-and-a-half year deal with Oxford United for an undisclosed fee. Read More »

Bautista Agut gunning for Classic triumph

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Defending champion Sock lost in only 61 minutes to his German opponent, who is ranked 65th in the world. "I didn't expect to play at this level in the first match of the year". With all three sets going to tiebreak, the unerringly accurate Bautista Agut admitted he was feeling more than a touch tired on Friday. "I like to play here, I feel good being here in Auckland". Read More »

A Matías Almeyda le molesta ser el malo de la película

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Finalmente, Alanís agradeció el apoyo de la Asociación Mexicana de Futbolistas , misma que se manifestó a favor del jugador al estar orillado de la actividad al no aceptar la oferta inicial de Chivas . "Se hicieron bien las cosas, aunque hay varios puntos por mejorar". "Estoy agradecido por el apoyo de la asociación por el apoyo que me dieron, pensando que sea un beneficio para todos los jugadores, ojalá se siga buscando el bien de todos los jugadores". Read More »

Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks preview for January 10 Video

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The Knicks are 0-3 against Chicago (14-28). Lopez finished the night with 20 points. He kept shooting, and eventually hit the shot that put the Bulls on top for good. Is there any other way to explain being able to bank home the eventual game-winning basket on a night he shot 4-for-18? Denzel Valentine and Markkanen made a couple of threes to make it a four point game at halftime. Read More »