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Fresh ideas and new ways to utilize others' capabilities to contribute were warranted and Rivera agreed. The 52-year-old offensive mind spent one more season in the same capacity before he was promoted to his latest role as the team's offensive coordinator.
  • Murray undergoes hip surgery, eyes Wimbledon return

    Murray undergoes hip surgery, eyes Wimbledon return

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    Murray lost to Sam Querrey in his last competitive match, back at Wimbledon in 2017, and despite planning on making his long-awaited return Down Under, those plans were scuppered. Murray also said he underwent some minor surgery on his groin on 18 December. "I'm going to be competing at the highest level again", Murray was quoted as saying by the BBC.
  • Bills' Incognito accused of using racial slurs in playoff game

    Bills' Incognito accused of using racial slurs in playoff game

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    Ngakoue tweeted that he is proud of his African heritage, as is 70 percent of the NFL . Yannick Ngakoue says whatever Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito was trying to accomplish didn't work. As far as I know, he did his thing". Incognito arrived in the National Football League in 2005 amid major character concerns but was drafted by the St.
  • NFL Looking Into Panthers' Handling Of Cam's Protocol

    NFL Looking Into Panthers' Handling Of Cam's Protocol

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    The quarterback took a heavy hit to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter, with the game still in the balance. However, the question could become whether or not Newton should have been taken to the locker room for evaluations. Panthers Coach Ron Rivera and Newton said after the game that the issue was that the player had been hit in the eye.
  • Philly firefighter critically injured, two others hurt in rowhouse fire collapse

    Philly firefighter critically injured, two others hurt in rowhouse fire collapse

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    Authorities say a person inside the home also died in the blaze. He said it took about 30 minutes for firefighters to free LeTourneau from the debris caused by the interior structure collapse. He was pronounced dead at 11:07 a.m. "Our hearts are breaking", Thiel said. But shortly before noon, the TV news station in an updated article changed its story and reported that three firefighters were injured.
  • Isaiah Thomas Receives Standing Ovation During Return To Boston

    Isaiah Thomas Receives Standing Ovation During Return To Boston

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    He can not wait for that day, not because he wants revenge against the team that traded him, but because he loves playing at TD Garden in front of his beloved Celtics Nation. I always wanted to play in this game, but I thought I'd be back a little sooner to be able to play. Instead he asked that Boston honor him during the next Cavs-Celtics game on February 11.
  • Kyrgios hints knee injury could keep him out of Australian Open

    Kyrgios hints knee injury could keep him out of Australian Open

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    The third-seeded Kyrgios had his left knee heavily taped but didn't appear to be hampered as he worked his way into the match after dropping the first set in 22 minutes. A forehand error by Dimitrov, who made the Australian Open semi-finals past year, gifted Kyrgios the break in the seventh game of the third and the Canberran did not look back.
  • Warrior Wozniacki through to Auckland final

    Warrior Wozniacki through to Auckland final

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    Budge said he wouldn't move the singles competition indoors either - once again raising the spectre of a long-promised roof for the Auckland arena. His best run at an Australian Open was a quarter-final exit in 2015. "That's just making me proud and I'm just enjoying every moment of it". Wozniacki, meanwhile, vowed to get her revenge at the Australian Open in Melbourne later this month.
  • Nick Kyrgios left saddened by Andy Murray's hip setback

    Nick Kyrgios left saddened by Andy Murray's hip setback

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    The 30-year-old, who was due to face Ryan Harrison in the second round of the Brisbane International, recently also said that he believed he was in good shape and was all set to play in the tournament. Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka, among several others, are all still carrying injuries. "Rafa's on his way down here now so he'll be ready".
  • Packers continue GM interviews with top internal candidate Friday

    Packers continue GM interviews with top internal candidate Friday

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    But that's a moot point now that the Packers have their man in Gutekunst, who had been Green Bay's director of player personnel since 2016 and has been in the Packers' organization since 1998. Gutekunst, 44, played college football at UW-La Crosse. Ball, the team's salary-cap expert and chief contract negotiator, has worked in a variety of roles during his time in the National Football League - dating back to serving as the Kansas City Chiefs' assistant strength and conditioning coach in ...
  • Taggart selects new defensive coordinator

    Taggart selects new defensive coordinator

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    Campbell's previous experience was as a defensive backs coach with Western Michigan from 2010-12 and he then held that same position at Kent State from 2013-15. Barnett plays a high pressure, physical defense that should bring fond memories of what FSU fans experienced in its legendary run from 1987-2000. This year, he had a D that started SIX sophomores and one true freshman, and that group ranks No.
  • California Dreamin': Falcons Begin Road Back to Super Bowl vs. Rams

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    Still, it's something that could potentially derail their Super Bowl run. After showing impressive poise against the Rams , Atlanta will play next Saturday's divisional round game at Philadelphia. Atlanta's improved defense held the NFL's highest-scoring offense to one touchdown. Matt Bryant converted the field goal three plays later and the Falcons jumped out to an early 3-0 lead.
  • Defense lifts Jaguars past Bills

    Defense lifts Jaguars past Bills

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    Marrone used an option in his contract to opt out after the Bills changed ownership after the 2014 season. He was 6-of-15 passing for 33 yards. As the Buffalo Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a Wildcard game on Sunday, fans across Las Vegas are showing off their team colors at local sports bars.
  • Winks wants Spurs to end decade-long trophy wait in FA Cup

    Winks wants Spurs to end decade-long trophy wait in FA Cup

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    Kane has been in sensational form for Mauricio Pochettino's men over the past few years and ended 2017 with 56 goals in all competitions for club and country during that calendar year. "I think it is a massive example or massive point to show how this business is, how hard it is for the clubs to keep their best players", Pochettino said of the Coutinho transfer.
  • Real Madrid captain Ramos suffers calf injury

    Real Madrid captain Ramos suffers calf injury

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    I don't see him playing anywhere else'. Recent weeks have also brought speculation over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo , amid a public stand-off with club president Florentino Perez over whether he should be awarded a pay rise. Later as you know and as we all know, someone can come until the 31st. "As always though, I am more interested in what we do tomorrow". Everyone has their life and their things, their high and low moments.
  • LaVar Ball throws more criticism at Luke Walton, Lakers organisation

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    Along with Kuzma having a forgettable performance, the team has a whole didn't do much better. "They don't want to play for him", LaVar Ball said. But, in the midst of a nine-game losing streak, that side of the ball has suddenly become its biggest problem, as seen in a 108-94 loss to Charlotte.
  • Ranked Halep to face Siniakova in Shenzhen Open final

    Ranked Halep to face Siniakova in Shenzhen Open final

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    Heavy rain forced the match to be played at an indoor court, but that was no trouble for Halep to have a good start, who easily won the first set 6-1 without a single break point, reports Xinhua. Defending champion Katerina Siniakova defeated Maria Sharapova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday in her first meeting with the five-time major victor to reach the final of the Shenzhen Open.
  • Michael Hussey Named as Batting Coach of Chennai Super Kings

    Michael Hussey Named as Batting Coach of Chennai Super Kings

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    RCB, meanwhile, retained Kohli, AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan (uncapped player). RCB have retained three players - two Indians and one overseas player. KKR retained two West Indies all-rounders: Sunil Narine and Andre Russell for Rs 12.5 crores and Rs 8.5 crores respectively. Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel.
  • NFL Wild Card Match Up: Panthers at Saints

    NFL Wild Card Match Up: Panthers at Saints

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    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Saints quarterback Drew Brees embrace before a game in Charlotte, N.C. on September 24, 2017. This game will likely go down to the wire, but the Falcons will emerge with a 23-20 win. This game could get very ugly, and a shutout isn't completely out of the question. Crawley was inactive the first two games, a seemingly inexplicable coaching decision based on the second-year cornerback's potential and how poorly the secondary played the first two games.
  • Norwich City v Chelsea

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    The Championship outfit held the Premier League champions to a stalemate at Carrow Road, earning a replay at Stamford Bridge for a second chance to make it into the fourth round of the competition. Norwich responded with their own attack and nearly took the lead from a 70th minute free-kick which was punched away by Caballero with Murphy's followup volley hitting a Blues player.
  • Bison Win 6th Division 1 Football Title

    Bison Win 6th Division 1 Football Title

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    The Bison (14-1) made it six championships in the last seven years and tied Georgia Southern for the most titles in FCS history. The Dukes and Bison will play for the FCS National Championship on Saturday at 12 PM Eastern in Frisco, Texas .
  • Kerber fires Germany to final

    Kerber fires Germany to final

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    Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic won the deciding Fast4 mixed doubles 4-3 (3), 4-2 over Germany to give Switzerland the Hopman Cup. It was the third time Switzerland has won the eight-team event. But when Zverev held serve and then prevailed in the tiebreak, the pressure was on Federer to produce the goods. Federer hurried to save a break point in his first game but otherwise did not have any trouble against the 29-year-old Sugita, whom he broke in the fifth game, and there was no ...
  • Fans Injured After Stadium Barrier Collapses at Football Tournament

    Fans Injured After Stadium Barrier Collapses at Football Tournament

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    Italian tactician Zaccheroni has been in charge of the UAE team for a few months and had taken them to the Gulf Cup Final. Thousands of Qataris also celebrated on Doha Corniche to express their support for Oman which had been defying pressure by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain and standing by Qatar during the ongoing illegal blockade.
  • Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera signs 2-year contract extension

    Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera signs 2-year contract extension

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    Both lost a Super Bowl but Rivera is in a rare position, getting the Panthers to the playoffs four times in five years. The Panthers are 11-5 this season and have earned a playoff birth. "That's a big reason why I want to continue my association with this organization". Rivera played nine seasons with the Chicago Bears primarily as an outside linebacker.
  • Trump Reportedly Joked About Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Steve Bannon

    Trump Reportedly Joked About Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Steve Bannon

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    Friends and allies of Steve Bannon had been warning him for weeks to lay off Jared Kushner - telling him that President Trump would turn against him if he kept publicly attacking the son-in-law. You know I support him day in and day out, whether going through the country giving the Trump Miracle speech or on the show or on the website, so I don't you have to worry about that.
  • Philippe Coutinho Misses Liverpool Trip As Barcelona Talk Grows

    Philippe Coutinho Misses Liverpool Trip As Barcelona Talk Grows

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    Barca lost the Brazilian attacker to Paris Saint-Germain last season and were hoping to get Coutinho in to soften the blow. It will also be the highest amount ever received by an English club. All the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Saturday, January 6. French sport daily L'Equipe reported on Saturday that Liverpool were lining up Leicester's Riyad Mahrez to replace Coutinho, although other reports have indicated that the ...
  • Manchester City 4-1 Burnley

    Manchester City 4-1 Burnley

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    In contrast, Burnley looked a threat on the rare occasions they broke forward though they should give Stones the assist for taking the lead after 25 minutes. "Both of Sergio Aguero's goals were fantastic, they were clever and quick and I am happy with both of his goals", said Guardiola. The quality he has is awesome and we need him to score a lot of goals.
  • Steyn may not bowl again in Test series against India

    Steyn may not bowl again in Test series against India

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    Just as the Proteas had recovered from losing three wickets in nearly no time at all, De Villiers was clean bowled by debutant Jasprit Bumrah for 65, which came off 84 balls and included 11 boundaries. Keshav Maharaj (35) and Kagiso Rabada (26) tried to give tough resistance to the Indian bowlers late in the innings. Steyn managed to make 16 before South Africa were bowled out for 286 when Morkel was trapped lbw off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin for two runs.
  • Pogba Skippers United As Lukaku Returns To Squad

    Pogba Skippers United As Lukaku Returns To Squad

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    Two late goals in the final five minutes from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku secured a place in Monday's draw for the fourth round of the competition for the Red Devils. Sam Winnall then dragged one wide of the United post just before the half-hour mark as the visitors started to enjoy themselves. Manchester United had the first attempt on goal through captain Pogba firing a straight shot at Carson in the second minute.
  • Jake Livermore taunted over son's death by West Ham fan

    Jake Livermore taunted over son's death by West Ham fan

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    Skipper Mark Noble came on and the game changed as Carroll related. That may be slightly overplaying the skipper's role as this was Carroll's night. "That's all I know", he said. "For the lads who've been playing every game, every two days, it's been tough for them, but I'm feeling good". Tuesday night's win was the first time they had come from behind to win a game at the London Stadium and the late victor saw huge celebrations on and off the field.
  • Dana White, Conor McGregor Rip Showtime Sports Over Pay-Per-View Figures

    Dana White, Conor McGregor Rip Showtime Sports Over Pay-Per-View Figures

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    That is because the UFC President and the promotion's biggest star were not happy with the broadcasting giant's official press release. As for the pay-per-view numbers, White has stated that the card did over 6.7 million pay-per-view buys worldwide, which he adds was the most successful event of all time regardless of the North American numbers released by Showtime.
  • Yankees still checking in on Manny Machado

    Yankees still checking in on Manny Machado

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    There's also the matter of whether Orioles owner Peter Angelos would even allow his best player to be dealt to the Yankees . FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reported Friday, citing sources , that the Yankees again contacted the Baltimore Orioles about third baseman Manny Machado .
  • Salah, Coutinho out for Liverpool; Van Dijk could debut

    Salah, Coutinho out for Liverpool; Van Dijk could debut

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    However, leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah and key playmaker Philippe Coutinho , who could leave Anfield in this transfer window, are both injured and unavailable. Speaking to reporters, Klopp also said that new $100 million signing Virgil Van Dijk could make his Liverpool debut following his move from Southampton .
  • Mourinho suggests Scholes' Pogba criticism down to wage jealousy

    Mourinho suggests Scholes' Pogba criticism down to wage jealousy

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    So, I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player who gave so much to the club I am proud to represent and every day I try to do my best. "Paul tries to do his best all the time and sometimes he plays very well". He is just strolling through games. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward bankrolled the expensive signings of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku and is prepared to support Mourinho once again in the summer, with the club in a position to make two 'marquee signings, ' according to Ladyman.
  • ESPN's Katie Nolan Blasts 'F**king Stupid Person' Donald Trump

    ESPN's Katie Nolan Blasts 'F**king Stupid Person' Donald Trump

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    But her most interesting moment in the interview came when she called Donald Trump a "fu*king stupid person", a brief correction from what she initially called the 45th President of the United States. ESPN apologized for Hill's comments but didn't fire her. And given the late night comedy setting and the irreverent nature of her entire appearance, the sense is the brass in Bristol will give her a pass.
  • Guardiola pledges to protect lone fit striker Aguero

    Guardiola pledges to protect lone fit striker Aguero

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    The club are widely expected to make a new offer for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez , while Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez is another potential target. "We will need 32 players to play really well for four competitions and that is not going to happen in my squad, to have 34 players". On the players in question, negotiations with experienced Brazil midfielder Fernandinho - who claimed this week Guardiola had coaxed him to the best form of his career this season - are furthest ...
  • Jon Gruden To Be Introduced As Raiders Head Coach Next Week

    Jon Gruden To Be Introduced As Raiders Head Coach Next Week

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    Sources say Gruden is at a point in his life - his youngest child will be a senior in high school next year - and his broadcasting career (" Monday Night Football " hasn't had the same cache and top games in recent years) where a return to the sideline was more real than ever.
  • Conte blames bad luck for dismal Morata display at Arsenal

    Conte blames bad luck for dismal Morata display at Arsenal

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    Today he had chances to score but it's football and I'm happy for his commitment. The annual cycle of Andy Carroll tends to involve being out injured for 11 months of the year, before returning to score a smattering of goals right before an important transfer window, perhaps with the sole objective of earning himself some suitors.
  • Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

    Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

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    The tennis star, who was eight weeks pregnant with daughter Olympia when she won her seventh Australian Open title past year, confirmed that she would not be returning to the court as she "needs more time". She won in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017. Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said: "It was never going to be good enough for her to just compete, she wants to give herself the best chance to win".
  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho 'happy' to remain living in hotel

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho 'happy' to remain living in hotel

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    There is an option in Mourinho's current deal to extend by a further year to June 2020. "Yes, I see myself here (after three years)", Mourinho added. 'However, United have taken Mourinho's eagerness to discuss a contract extension over the past month as a sign of his desire to remain at the club'.