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Real Madrid agree to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave in the summer

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Cristiano Ronaldo is currently only the fifth highest paid player in the world, with four players earning more than the latest Ballon d'Or victor - here are the 10 best earning footballers right now. The European champions are now 19 points behind Barcelona (does it really matter that they have a game in hand?) and will not win La Liga this season. Read More »

Michael Carrick to Retire at Season's End, Join MUFC Coaching Staff

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The 36 year-old has not played since experiencing an irregular heart rhythm four months ago, last taking the field against Burton Albion in their 4-1 EFL Cup win on the 20th of September. He added: "Pereira is happy". In the English Premier League , the teams Burnley and Manchester United face each other today. "I just remember the intensity of the games against United; they were a different level". Read More »

Chelsea throttle Brighton 4-0

Hazard has arguably been the Blues' best player since his arrival in the Premier League five years ago, while also establishing himself as probably the most influential player in the English top flight during the same period. One win in 13 league games leaves Brighton 16th. Brighton will look to Glen Murray and Anthony Knockaert up front for creativity and goals and if they continue to get the production from Colombian front man Izquierdo then Brighton could shock Chelsea on ... Read More »

Rob Gronkowski questionable to return after taking hit to head

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He was later ruled out with a concussion at the start of the fourth quarter. Gronkowski went straight to the sideline and walked right into the locker room for evaluation. He left the game before the Patriots scored a touchdown on a one-yard run. His importance to this team is not only shown in the stats, but in how having him in the lineup opens up opportunities for other weapons. Read More »

Depay scores stunning late victor as Lyon beat 10-man PSG

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The visitors dominated possession but clearly lacked the speed and craft of Neymar, who missed the game because of a thigh injury. Already without Neymar, PSG had to substitute Mbappe after the forward was hurt in an accidental collision with Lopes, the teenager leaving the field on a stretcher . Read More »

Nadal, Kyrgios Coast Into Last 16 In Melbourne

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Schwartzman, a 25-year-old Argentinian who stands just 5ft 7in tall, provided stern resistance, particularly in the second set as he recovered from a break down on three occasions. Last year, Federer defeated Nadal in a five-set epic to take home the title at Melbourne Park. I should have won quicker the fourth, said Cilic who served for the first set at 5-3. Read More »

Clarkson Reaches Season High of 33 Points in Lakers' Win

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Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers is congratulated by Larry Nance Jr . The team was led by Jordan Clarkson as he scored 33 points. Beasley racked up 11 first-half points in eight minutes but also picked up four fouls. "We were getting open looks, too, and they weren't going in". Enes Kanter added 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. DENVER - Devin Booker scored 30 points and T.J. Read More »

Le'Veon Bell Reportedly Skipped Team Walkthrough Prior to Jaguars Loss

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Furthermore, Bell was late to both the game itself as well as the Steelers' walkthrough the day before, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette reported Friday. He had 67 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown and nine receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. It's going to be a very interesting offseason as the coaches, management and players all try to get on the same page. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur Look To Add To Southampton's Troubles

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Spurs are now two points outside the top four and could be five adrift by tonight if fourth place Liverpool beat Swansea . "Former Saints' boss Mauricio Pochettino is unbeaten at St Mary's since he left the club at the end of the 2013-14 season whilst Saints have not won in their last 10 league games". Read More »

England take unassailable 3-0 lead in series - Match In Focus

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Jos Buttler plays a shot into the off side during his century in Sydney . Smith and Mitch Marsh then brought the Aussies back into the contest with a stand of 68 but both players fell within the space of five overs. His late surge enabled England to reach a total which had seemed out of their reach until the final few overs. This was his fifth ODI century and the slowest of all. Read More »

Prosecutors drop charges against more than 100 inauguration riot defendants

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However, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia says it will proceed in cases against 59 other defendants facing felony charges that include rioting and destruction of property. Although defendants and advocates celebrated Thursday's announcement, many called for the charges to be dropped for the remaining 59 defendants. At the first trial, although prosecutors conceded there was no evidence to support that the six defendants had committed any violence, they said they ... Read More »

Body of Montecito woman found, brings mudslide death toll to 21

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The stretch of the 101 Freeway between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara that has been closed since January 9 is expected to reopen by Monday, Caltrans announced on its Twitter feed. For days, rescuers searched frantically for the missing after mud and boulders barreled into neighborhoods in and near Montecito, an affluent seaside community east of Santa Barbara. Read More »

Jack Del Rio likely to become Giants DC under Pat Shurmur

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Through three seasons with the Silver and Black, Del Rio amassed 25-23 overall record and snapped a 13-year playoff drought in the process. As a head coach, Del Rio has not been as successful as he has been as a coordinator, and he just may be one of those guys who is better at handling only half of the gameplan. Read More »

England makes 302-6 against Australia in 3rd ODI

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After a fullish Starc delivery, Buttler managed to squeeze it out to the leg side, and he and partner Chris Woakes set off. Buttler enjoyed a slice of luck on 70 as Adam Zampa grassed a tough chance running in from long-on, a drop that preceded a 49th over which yielded 24 runs for England as Cummins received some punishment. Read More »

Kings' Dustin Brown fined for hit on Justin Schultz but not suspended

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But over the past four games, they've given up 16 goals for an average of four per game. Evgeni Malkin also received disciplinary action for a play in the game. "I mean, it's definitely there", he said. "We're obviously pretty down on ourselves right now", Drew Doughty said. Brown explained his side of the story, as you can see in this post , and maybe that hearing ended up going in his favor? "But just trying to channel that frustration into positive energy you can use to win games". Read More »

AIFF reacts to match fixing alarm raised by MPFC owner Ranjit Bajaj

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The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) initial reaction to a couple of players from current I-League table-toppers Minerva Punjab FC being approached by alleged bookies was swift and stern. Minerva Punjab FC, leaders in the I-League with 22 points from nine games, have also informed the AFC that an Indian and a foreign footballer on their roster were approached with baits of Rs 30 lakh to fix I-League games. Read More »

Dortmund still waiting on 'concrete' offer for Aubameyang

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Emmanuel Petit has questioned Arsenal's transfer activity, suggesting his former club should be "aiming higher" than Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Malcom . Bild report Aubameyang wasn't on the plane so isn't in Dortmund's travelling squad for the trip to Berlin . Stoger, who replaced Peter Bosz in December, added that he does not expect a team "to march lock-step like in the army" but felt he needed to act in this case. Read More »

Sanchez, Mkhitaryan swap deal delayed until Monday?

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In the next 48 hours, it will be decided. Sanchez and United settled on terms earlier in the week, but were forced to wait for Mkhitaryan to agree to join Arsenal. "You can not drive up north and as well play football", Wenger told a news conference. According to a report by the BBC this evening, this obstacle has now been cleared, as Mkhitaryan has agreed to the move. Read More »

EPL: Iwobi on target as Arsenal crush Crystal Palace

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They haven't lost in a while and the only team to beat them in a while was us, so we knew we could do it. "At half-time I thought we were staring down the barrel of a gun". The first corner of the game merely five minutes into proceedings saw Monreal latch onto the in-swinging delivery at the back post where he was allowed to head home without opposition - a goal which proved to be an ominous sign of things to come for the visitors. Read More »

Rockets topple Warriors, Thunder embarrass Cavs

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James scored 18 points, falling seven shy of the 30,000 plateau, before departing the game midway through the fourth quarter. Paul George had 36 points and seven rebounds, Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 20 assists and nine rebounds, and Stephen Adams had 25 points and 10 rebounds on 12-of-13 shooting. Read More »

Governors wagering sweet treats of NFC championship game

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That's the current total being offered over at Bovada , and both our staff predictions and our predictions roundup suggest it could be a much lower-scoring affair on Sunday. "They have a great defense, we have a great defense", Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham said. Foles was hardly flawless against the Falcons, but he also didn't turn the ball over. Read More »

Conte 'not happy' with Morata, warns players for diving

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Angus Gunn then tipped a dipping strike from Drinkwater onto the bar. Willy Caballero definitely deserves a mention for some important saves in normal time and stopping Norwich's first spot kick. He took his goal well, finishing neatly from Kennedy's ball across the face of goal. The anarchy into which this tie descended through extra-time actually made Chelsea's eventual progress feel nearly incidental. Read More »

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Five Things We Learned

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Arsenal showed that there will be life after Alexis Sanchez with a resounding 4-1 win against Crystal Palace , a game in which they had raced to a 4-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes. Mesut Ozil laid on the fourth goal for Lacazette, who scored for the first time since the 3-1 defeat to United on December 2. Palace finally forced Petr Cech into his first save, but it was a routine one for the Arsenal goalkeeper as Bakary Sako's shot was a weak one. Read More »

Roger Federer joins calls for greater Slam prize money

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Cornet said she began feeling dizzy at the beginning of the second set against Belgium's Elise Mertens and, at one point, fell to her back on the court in obvious distress. Sharapova , a five-time Grand Slam victor, was unstoppable in racing through the first set before a battle in the second. "It feels unbelievable. Read More »

Stoke City 0 Huddersfield Town 0: Latest from Terriers

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After Stoke appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager earlier this week, this game has the chance to be very different to the last one between The Terriers and The Potters. Choupo-Moting's crisp through pass was brilliantly back-heeled by Shaqiri and Diouf didn't break stride as he slid the ball beyond Lossl and in off the post. Read More »

Federer: Have to play in all conditions

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It's the second year in a row that Zverev has reached the third round. Kerber had a standout 2016 when she won in Australia, beating Serena Williams in the final, to become the first German since Steffi Graf in 1999 to claim a Grand Slam. Read More »