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Why two-week time frame is critical for Gronk's Super Bowl chances

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Instead of just listing where each Super Bowl participant went to college, we chose to try to rank which school's alumni will have the biggest impact on the outcome of the game itself. They got a 24-yard TD return by Najee Goode off a blocked punt and Darren Sproles took a punt 83 yards for a score. So, the prospect of seeing Balboa sporting a Tom Brady jersey at the feet of the art museum steps has to be exciting for Pats fans. Read More »

Nassar sex abuse scandal: Michigan State University President resigns

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Hollis oversaw athletics on the campus where Nassar sexually assaulted his patients and others at Michigan State's sports clinic for almost two decades. She testified that Nassar began abusing her in 2000 when she was a 15-year-old gymnast. "We need a leader that is going to be empathetic and understand what's going on", he said. Read More »

Injured Rafael Nadal set to return in three weeks

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Edmund refused to blame a hip injury that required treatment, preferring to focus on two weeks that saw him make his major semi-final debut. He will face Marin Cilic in the final on Sunday in a repeat of last year's Wimbledon final that Federer won in straight sets. Read More »

Pochettino has no time for Wenger taunts

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Pochettino, who takes his side to League Two Newport in the FA Cup tomorrow added: "For me he is a special manager". Asked about the rumours he could be in line to succeed Zidane, Pochettino said: " I am so clear ". If we're not ready to compete from the beginning, we're going to struggle. But in football, Premier League , League One, League Two, Championship, in one game, all can happen. Read More »

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal dealing with losing great player in Sanchez

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In the early part of the second half, Arsenal were on top possession wise but Hazard took off in his trade mark runs but was excellently stopped with a sliding tackle by Laurent Koscielny. It is very hard to tell today how many days they need to come back. We know City are a good team, but we will go there to win. The Gunners were without Henrikh Mkhitaryan, their new signing watching from the stands as he is cup-tied having played in the competition for Manchester United before ... Read More »

Rory McIlroy 'forward of schedule' at Dubai Desert Basic

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When he returned later in the day McIlroy struggled for early momentum and that allowed Li to make his move, the Chinese picking up four shots on his front nine holes. Donaldson, a former European Ryder Cup player now ranked 292nd, started on the 10th hole and made four birdies and an eagle to make the turn at 6 under. Read More »

Southampton splash out record £19m on striker

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It's a great feeling to be a part of this club", said Carrillo in a club statement. Watford head coach Javi Gracia: "When I arrive at our next match, I don't think about the players who are injured". The Argentine scored 20 goals in just over 50 appearances for the Ligue One outfit and has put pen-to-paper on a three-and-half-year deal as the South Coast club look to re-ignite a poor season so far which now sees them marooned in the drop zone facing the very real prospect of relegation. Read More »

West Ham boss David Moyes to balance cup and league ambitions

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If Deulofeu does join West Ham , the Londoners will be hoping that he replicates the form he showed whilst on loan at AC Milan last season. The Italian publication suggests that Manchester United , AS Roma and AS Monaco could be prepared to make a €20 million (£17.4 million) bid to prize the Hammers 24-year-old away from the London Stadium before the end of the month. Read More »

Michigan State Spartans Rumors: Tom Izzo & Mark Dantonio Could Resign This Week

Among the more damning allegations is that, in dealing with one allegation of sexual assault by a player, Dantonio "had the player talk to his mother about what he had done". Allswede said sexual-assault cases were handled or investigated by the athletic department, with Hollis and coaches of the players accused involved. "I can assure you as in last year's incidents, I also immediately reported them to the proper authorities". Read More »

Brady 'limited' in Patriots' practice leading up to Super Bowl LII

They've done it. They've proven it time and time again. "It just lets us know he has our back", safety Duron Harmon said. These NFC underdogs are looking to win their first Super Bowl championship. But thanks to Foles for stepping up, all hope is alive. The Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 4, between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots . Read More »

AD resigns at MSU, along with board of USA Gymnastics

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Kunse told CNN that she and her friends think that there were university officials that knew about Nassar's sexual abuse and kept it from the public. Michigan State University has named its vice president to serve as acting president in the wake of Lou Ann Simon's resignation over the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski not present for Patriots' walkthrough

Rob Gronkowski once again did not participate in the Patriots' practice on Friday, sitting out the team walkthrough. Depends on his progression through concussion protocol. Those instances don't include any stints on injured reserve, including his season-ending ACL tear in December 2013. In the injury report issued on Friday, the team said neither Gronkowski nor defensive lineman Deatrich Wise would play if the game were this Sunday. Read More »

How to fix our one-day woes

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With Mitchell Starc rested, it was a bold call - but after seven overs, it looked to be the right one as England's top order crumbled. Shaun and Mitchell Marsh hit two centuries apiece, while David Warner hit 441 runs, the third best tally after Smith and Shaun Marsh. Read More »

Dickson double steers NZ to sevens win

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The biggest surprise of the day was Japan beating England but the host team Australia, targeting a second straight tournament win after victory in Dubai, made the most of a vocal national holiday crowd and remained unbeaten on day one after victories over Spain, Papua New Guinea and France. Read More »

Carson Wentz offers details on knee injury and his recovery

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Maybe it was due to the fact that number eleven was and still remains a contender for the NFL's most valuable player award. "It's hard to talk about timetables because these kinds of things are fluid, " the Eagles second-year quarterback from North Dakota State told reporters. Read More »

Tiger Wood makes the cut at Torrey Pines

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Since then Woods has battled back trouble that sidelined him for all of 2016. Jon Rahm, who elevated to No. 2 in the world rankings after his win in the California Desert last week and a lock to get to No. But he couldn't get out of trouble at the par-four 13th, his fourth hole of the day, after another tee shot went left into a scrub hazard. He then did well not to drop a shot at the 11th after a careless chip from just short of the green ran through the back. Read More »

National Football League mock draft: Broncos, Redskins benefit as top QBs tumble

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Mayfield loves the underdog mentality, especially considering he went from an Oklahoma walk-on to a Heisman victor. The Heisman victor also addressed rumors about his love of the game. When asked which quarterback fit Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's offensive scheme, ESPN's NFL Draft Analyst Mel Kiper Jr. felt the 2017 Heisman Trophy victor could be in line for Arizona. Read More »

5 things you need to know about the Super Bowl economy

Brady in his career has won 4 Super Bowl MVP awards, Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, and LI. " Straight enemy mode ", he said. "Ain't no friends, no homies, none of that". Asked what stands out about the Patriots that makes them a championship-caliber team , Pederson pointed to their resiliency. Jimmy Garoppolo continues to win, even when he's not on the New England Patriots . Read More »

Cormier to meet Miocic in super-fight

It's official: the two titans of the UFC's heaviest divisions will be throwing down on UFC 226 on July 7. Twenty five year-old Mokhtarian (8-0), the younger brother of UFC flyweight Ashkan Mokhtarian, attracted global attention last year after claiming a number of rare submission victories on the local circuit. Read More »

Roger Federer through to yet another Grand Slam final

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Even if Chung had been fit, he was trying to reach his first ATP final against a player who has won 95 titles, 19 of them Grand Slams. The 36-year-old defending champion swarmed all over the world number 58 from the first game, breaking immediately before repeating the feat twice more to grab the opening set in 33 minutes. Read More »

Wozniacki wins 1st major title at Aussie Open

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But in a fortnight where the seeds have been scattered to the wind, Halep and Wozniacki may both feel fortunate to still be in the hunt. Whoever ends up breaking her grand-slam duck, she would have followed the most scenic route to success. Read More »

Mattis stresses diplomacy in handling North Korea's 'reckless rhetoric'

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Senior South Korean and US officials are expected to confirm the plans in Hawaii, with a ministerial-level meeting on the timing of post-Olympic drills and their scale, according to South Korean news network MBN. The U.S. -South Korean alliance is "ironclad and irreplaceable", Mattis said. Mattis said Song is always welcome at the Pacific Command headquarters in Honolulu. Read More »

Arsenal respond to loan approach from Chelsea for Olivier Giroud

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Antonio Conte is reportedly looking at the possibility of bringing Olivier Giroud , who is unsettled at Arsenal , over to Stamford Bridge in a January deal. Only time will well tell just how accurate Solhekol's complicated update will prove, but the entanglement of Premier League clubs make it an exciting proposition. Read More »

Manchester City Target Aymeric Laporte Still In Athletic Bilbao Plans

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Diario AS and Cadena COPE are reporting that City will activate that amount and pay a further £5m for the rights of the player. City decided to move now after chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, director of football Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano met at the weekend to discuss the club's transfer strategy. Read More »

Complete guide to everything we know about Vince McMahon's revived XFL

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He stated several items about the XFL in his announcement including the game might not have a half-time, games might only be two hours long, and that players can't play if they have a criminal record. Alpha Entertainment has also since acquired five XFL trademarks that WWE abandoned between 2002 and 2005. XFL was vilified and maligned by National Football League purists. Read More »

West Ham complete loan move for Inter midfielder Joao Mario

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The Portugal worldwide had his medical tests in London on Thursday and was given the all-clear to sign the contracts. They are on the verge of signing Joao Mario on loan from Inter Milan and are set to shift all their focus towards securing a deal for Gaitan with Atletico Madrid . Read More »

Davos meeting blighted by Trump's remarks against African nations

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Trump and Kagame will be meeting to "reaffirm the U.S. -Africa relationship and discuss shared priorities, including trade and security", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a briefing earlier this week. But not everyone was outraged by Trump's remarks. For his part, Kagame described the discussions he had with his American counterpart as good, stressing the importance of cooperation relations between Africa and the United States. Read More »