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Michael O'Neill has rejected the chance to take on the vacant Scotland managerial job to instead remain in charge of Northern Ireland . Later that month the SFA approached the IFA over speaking to O'Neill about succeeding Gordon Strachan but they dithered over agreeing to pay the stipulated £500,000 compensation figure until earlier this month.
  • Brady family members in Minnesota ready to watch him in Super Bowl

    Brady family members in Minnesota ready to watch him in Super Bowl

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    He nearly did it. Quarterback Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars were up by 10 points in the fourth quarter with nine minutes remaining against the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium, but then Tom Brady did what Tom Brady does and led his team to a 24-20 victory.
  • EPL: Martial secures crucial win for Manchester United

    EPL: Martial secures crucial win for Manchester United

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    But that's the ongoing challenge of being at Burnley Football Club and I enjoy that challenge", Dyche added. Add to that - the recent defeat of Manchester City at the hands of Liverpool, has cut the gap down to 12, keeping United motivated as they go into this final third of the campaign, leading the chasing pack.
  • Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

    Sanchez 'thrilled' to join Manchester United

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    Mkhitaryan is widely expected to move to Emirates Stadium from Old Trafford as part of the deal that will take Alexis Sanchez in the opposite direction. The arrival of Mkhitaryan helps compensate for the loss of Sanchez . Sanchez deal has also solved United's Griezmann problem. "I loved the way he played - and maybe that was the reason to support Arsenal ".
  • Aguero lifts Man City as Chelsea, Arsenal turn on goal power

    Aguero lifts Man City as Chelsea, Arsenal turn on goal power

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    The Argentine hitman scored all three goals as City got back to winning ways against Rafa Benitez's Newcastle side following their first defeat of the season at hands of Liverpool last weekend. "Never, I didn't see it this season and that is why I am so proud to be their manager". "In the second half we didn't play so good and in the last 10 or 15 mins they pushed and they found the goal, but even at 2-1 we reacted, kept going, kept playing and that outstanding action from Leroy [Sane] made ...
  • Super Bowl LII is set with Patriots, Eagles

    Super Bowl LII is set with Patriots, Eagles

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    In the AFC Championship, the New England Patriots will return to their 3rd Super Bowl in the last 4 seasons. "For what they did to us in 2004, to get payback, there would be nothing sweeter than that", Johnson said. However, let's take a look at the rest of the teams in the latest NFL Power Rankings before getting into more details over the defending Super Bowl champions.
  • Watch Team Ertz Celebrate Zach's Trip To The Super Bowl

    Watch Team Ertz Celebrate Zach's Trip To The Super Bowl

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    He is trying to become the first backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl since Brady did it in the 2001 season. This will be the Eagles' third Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, the last of which was a 24-21 loss to Brady, Belichick and the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
  • Olivia Munn shares texts between herself and Anna Faris about Chris Pratt

    Olivia Munn shares texts between herself and Anna Faris about Chris Pratt

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    Which dating app is right for you? Olivia Munn is not dating Chris Pratt-just ask her! 'Hey there! Sooo... I would never respond to random tabloid stories, but since we know each other I wanted to reach out to you personally to tell you the story about me and Chris dating has 0% truth, ' the wordy text message from Munn said.
  • Jon Rahm outlasts Andrew Landry in CareerBuilder playoff

    Jon Rahm outlasts Andrew Landry in CareerBuilder playoff

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    Colin Montgomerie, who had a one-shot lead playing the final hole, went over the green from a fairway bunker and missed a 6-foot par putt to force a playoff. He was tied for the lead at 20-under after rolling in an 18-foot putt for his third birdie of the day at the 10th, and kept the chasing pack at bay with back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 that moved him to 22-under.
  • Leaders City won't get complacent, says Guardiola

    Leaders City won't get complacent, says Guardiola

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    Pep Guardiola says Manchester City proved against Newcastle United that their title charge will not be derailed by complacency as they bounced back to winning ways following defeat against Liverpool . "The most hard thing is attacking 10 players in the box because there is no space", Guardiola said. They have failed to beat City in 20 Premier League meetings since their last victory more than 12 years ago, and Benitez came in for criticism for his ultra-defensive tactics as ...
  • Browns Hire Todd Haley as OC

    Browns Hire Todd Haley as OC

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    His time in the AFC North means that Haley is familiar with the Steelers , Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens, which should come in quite handy. There was reportedly friction between him and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that brewed over the last few years. However, Cleveland is getting big names all over the place.
  • Djokovic to assess schedule after Chung loss

    Djokovic to assess schedule after Chung loss

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    Chung's reward is a last-eight clash with unheralded American Tennys Sandgren , who upset Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (7/9). " Djokovic in trouble", former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash posted on Twitter as Chung pressed his advantage". Another lead disappeared as Djokovic fought back from 0-3 to level, but a miraculous hooked forehand victor put Chung 5-3 in front, and it was his turn to play to the crowd.
  • Stokes to miss start of NZ tour

    Stokes to miss start of NZ tour

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    England will face Australia in a Twenty20 series in February before taking on New Zealand in all three formats. Root told reporters he hated "missing games of cricket for England ". "He hasn't played any cricket for a little while either so it's basically my thought that he should probably start in New Zealand just to allow him a little bit of time to get up to speed".
  • Always my intention to stay - De Bruyne thrilled by new City deal

    Always my intention to stay - De Bruyne thrilled by new City deal

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    De Bruyne is favourite to scoop the end-of-season awards in England, with his consistently excellent form a major factor in Pep Guardiola's side establishing a 12-point lead at the Premier League summit. "I feel very honoured and blessed that I can go on for the next five and a half years here". He has done unbelievable things this season and I'm certain he has become one of the best players in the world, without a doubt.
  • North Korea 'Sending 22 Athletes' to 2018 Winter Olympics

    North Korea 'Sending 22 Athletes' to 2018 Winter Olympics

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    Though Hyon saw the activists, she did not respond to them. But police officers put out the blaze with fire extinguishers before the photo was destroyed. The North's official Korean Central News Agency hinted at the source of its anger by lashing out at conservatives in South Korea who have argued that the North's Olympic participation could violate United Nations sanctions.
  • Kawhi Leonard disconnected from Spurs

    Kawhi Leonard disconnected from Spurs

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    Disputing a report from ESPN, that described Leonard and his camp as "distant" and "disconnected" from the team, Leonard's uncle, Dennis Robertson, says there is no tension between the two parties. "He didn't re-injure it", Popovich told reporters. Popovich said the strangest thing about Leonard's slow recovery is that Tony Parker suffered a similar injury in the Western Conference playoffs last May that was actually worse, as Parker ruptured his left quadriceps tendon.
  • Danica Patrick To Run Daytona 500 For Premium Motorsports — NASCAR Rumors

    Danica Patrick To Run Daytona 500 For Premium Motorsports — NASCAR Rumors

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    The pieces are beginning to fall into place for Danica Patrick to end her career with the "Danica Double". Still, no one is expecting Danica (probably not even Patrick herself, if she was being 100 percent honest) to win the Daytona 500 in her last attempt at it, something she's never been able to do while racing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • Swansea City 1 Liverpool 0: Mawson ends Reds' unbeaten run

    Swansea City 1 Liverpool 0: Mawson ends Reds' unbeaten run

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    The statistics only pointed to one result, but crucially the visitors couldn't find the back of the net. "I made an analogy about this game [for the players]". "I'm frustrated and I'm angry because it was not a good game", stated Klopp. "We didn't do what we wanted to do". Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal: "It's David versus Goliath, but surprises do happen and we will be ready to prepare a surprise on Monday".
  • Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd

    Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd

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    The team has a formidable young roster, led by All-Star starter Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the talent has not resulted in an upper-echelon team in the conference. "We appreciate everything that Jason has done for the Bucks organization, but we have decided to make a coaching change", Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a statement.
  • Carolina Panthers set to promote Eric Washington to defensive coordinator

    Carolina Panthers set to promote Eric Washington to defensive coordinator

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    He started his coaching career in 1995 John C. Smith, and got his first head coach job at Savannah State 1999 after two years as their defensive coordinator. The Cardinals will introduce Wilks at a press conference on Tuesday. It's going to be a tough one. Wilks' new defense finished in the top 10 in yards allowed the past three seasons - one of two teams to accomplish the feat.
  • Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea do not need a new striker'

    Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea do not need a new striker'

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    However, Hazard has suggested that the club should keep faith with his teammates, while adding that he is capable of playing down the middle if required. Looking at the first goal , he had a slice of luck to receive the cross from Victor Moses as it took a slight deflection off the defender, but his first touch to control it was impeccable as was his second to both get it out of his feet and take it away from the defender, before slamming it in to give Chelsea the ideal start after three ...
  • Shane Beamer leaving Georgia for job at Oklahoma

    Shane Beamer leaving Georgia for job at Oklahoma

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    At Georgia, Beamer's Bulldogs beat the Sooners 54-48 in overtime of the Rose Bowl to advance to the national championship game. ESPN's report says Beamer will be involved with head coach Lincoln Riley in preparing the offensive game plan and will also coach tight ends and H-backs.
  • Barcelona announce Rafinha loan to Inter Milan

    Barcelona announce Rafinha loan to Inter Milan

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    That was the first action he had seen this season, with knee surgery having kept him sidelined since picking up an untimely knock in April 2017. His father and former Brazilian worldwide Mazinho said his son's goal is to get regular playing time ahead of this summer's World Cup.
  • Dilly, dilly: Minnesota Vikings superfan Manny Perez is off to Philly

    Dilly, dilly: Minnesota Vikings superfan Manny Perez is off to Philly

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    Not much went wrong on the first possession of the game, as the Vikings ended a 75-yard drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Keenum to tight end Kyle Rudolph . The Vikings have an edge against everybody when it comes to defense. A couple of crucial mistakes would lead to a punt. That total would rank dead last in the National Football League if projected over a 16-game season.
  • USA Gymnastics leaders resign amid Nassar sexual abuse case

    USA Gymnastics leaders resign amid Nassar sexual abuse case

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    Nassar wrote that listening to the victim statements is bad for his health, pointing to the fact that he passed out twice before his federal sentencing on child pornography charges . " Larry Nassar ", Miller said, looking directly at him, "I hate you". USA Gymnastics is cleaning house. Some Olympians said they were assaulted there by Nassar.
  • Linked with Madrid, Kepa renews Athletic Bilbao deal

    Linked with Madrid, Kepa renews Athletic Bilbao deal

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    Marca said in November that Arsenal and Juventus were monitoring the situation ahead of him becoming a free agent in the summer. Manchester United will be on alert after Kepa rejected the chance to join Real Madrid , who remain keen on bringing in a new goalkeeper this summer.
  • Mark Allen's Magic Moment at The Masters

    Mark Allen's Magic Moment at The Masters

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    It was his 10th career title and first since the 2016 Players Championship. It certainly won't hurt his chances but all of that talk can be for another time because Allen deserves to enjoy this moment and the realisation of a potential finally fulfilled.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Aims Joke At Lionel Messi Before 7-1 Win

    Cristiano Ronaldo Aims Joke At Lionel Messi Before 7-1 Win

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    Ronaldo left the field covered in blood, but not before checking the damage on his iPhone camera , and some Barcelona fans considered his injury karma for mocking Messi . Deportivo , in the relegation zone and winless in five games, gave Madrid an early scare when Adrian Lopez opened the scoring midway through the first half.
  • Juventus make move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

    Juventus make move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

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    Talks are unlikely to start until after the window closes, although Wilshere has indicated he is keen to extend his stay beyond the summer with a club he has served for 13 years - save for spending last season out on loan. We're Crystal Palace with a wage structure that suits our club. "We have many challenges, it is hard at the moment, but as well very exciting because we have many challenges in front of us and we can come back in the Champions League".
  • Sandgren knocks out Thiem, reaches Australian Open quarters

    Sandgren knocks out Thiem, reaches Australian Open quarters

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    His reward will be a final-eight showdown with either six-time champion Novak Djokovic or South Korean rising star Hyeon Chung . "The injury is still there, I feel it but I try not to think about it, trying to enjoy the moment and give everything".
  • Dana White on McGregor return, CM Punk, Mayweather in UFC

    Dana White on McGregor return, CM Punk, Mayweather in UFC

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    White has also confirmed Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title as the main event for UFC 222. "The victor of this fight will be the champ". "The UFC signed CM Punk to a contract back in 2014, and trained for his first MMA fight at Roufusport MMA Academy under Duke Roufus". "I like that guy".
  • Nassar to hear yet more victims' testimonies

    Nassar to hear yet more victims' testimonies

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    Kyle Stephens , one of more than 80 women to come forward last week with accusations of abuse, told a judge that the former team doctor for USA Gymnastics sexually abused her for six years. I believe he hid behind the legitimacy of known medical procedures to prey on young girls and women. They are a roadblock on our path to change. The State Journal's editorial board called for Simon's resignation in a front-page editorial in December.
  • Ostapenko joins top-seed Open carnage

    Ostapenko joins top-seed Open carnage

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    Her opponent in the next round, Ukraine's Elina Svitolina , firmed as a strong contender for the title with a flawless 6-3 6-0 victory over Czech qualifier Denisa Allertova in the early hours of Monday morning. "I had the 300th win of my career at the U.S. Open in 2014, so this is also handsome one". The super-confident Dane successfully hit a tweener in a match for the first time on the way to a 6-3 6-0 demolition of Rybarikova in the fourth round.
  • Doctor's thumbs up on Trump's mental health

    Doctor's thumbs up on Trump's mental health

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    Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she couldn't remember the president using the word ascribed to him.
  • Nick Kyrgios' incredible act of sportsmanship at Australian Open

    Nick Kyrgios' incredible act of sportsmanship at Australian Open

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    In the decider, the seed finally took command as an easy volley victor yielded three match points, with Dimitrov converting on his second, an untouchable volley. "I just feel like I'm trying to get better", Kyrgios said after his 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (7-4) defeat. Nadal next will play 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic , who collected his 100th Grand Slam match win with a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (3) victory over No.
  • Arsene Wenger Talks Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez

    Arsene Wenger Talks Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez

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    McClaren, who was Alex Ferguson's assistant when Manchester United won the treble in 1999, said the Sanchez signing would be a major coup for the club but warned his earnings could unsettle other players. "Wage parity is very important to players". "No Liverpool player of this squad would leave to any other Premier League club during the season", Klopp said.
  • Gophers basketball: 'Super Saturday' preview vs. Ohio State, in New York City

    Gophers basketball: 'Super Saturday' preview vs. Ohio State, in New York City

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    The balanced Cornhuskers attack saw James Palmer Jr. toss in a contest high 19 points with four yanks on 5-8 from the floor and 7-11 at the line followed by Isaiah Roby with 14 points on 6-7 shooting. The main threat, though, is junior forward Keita Bates-Diop, who has emerged as one of the nation's top players this year. Numbers: Ohio State leads the Big Ten in scoring offense (79.4) and ranks second in scoring defense (63.6) in league games.
  • Rob Gronkowski victim of cheap shot by Jaguars? NFL reaction

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    Church said the size of Gronkowski makes it harder to deliver a hit to separate the receiver from the ball. Now, the question for the next two weeks will be whether Gronkowski will be able to play in Super Bowl LII against the Eagles. If I go low at his knees, it's a dirty play. Gronkowski had one catch for 21 yards before exiting the game. "It's tough", Church said following the game.