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However, a number of breaking reports throughout the Spanish and English media earlier today claimed that Laporte's time to depart the San Mamés for a top European club may have finally arrived. Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes his former club must compete with Manchester City for the signature of Aymeric Laporte . If Laporte agrees to leave Bilbao midway through this term, City would end up having to pay his £57m buy out clause - a fee that they would have no problem ...
  • Super Bowl LII: It's the GOAT vs. the Underdogs

    Super Bowl LII: It's the GOAT vs. the Underdogs

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks at the stitches in his right hand as he speaks to the media after the AFC Championship Game against t. 31-24 Eagles". New England's defense allowed 293 passing yards and a touchdown.to Blake Bortles? There's no denying the Patriots will be challenged to establish any running game against the Eagles' front seven.
  • NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

    NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

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    LeBron James and Stephen Curry , the leading vote-getters from each conference, were named team captains and will select rosters for their respective teams from the pool of players. Each team will have 12 players. There is no time limit between picks for James and Curry. They were prohibited for voting for their own players. Joining Westbrook are San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge , Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, and Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard .
  • Sanchez takes aim at his critics as he says his Arsenal goodbyes

    Sanchez takes aim at his critics as he says his Arsenal goodbyes

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    His 41 goals in 157 appearances since the start of the 2014/15 season is nearly exactly half of Sanchez's return in 165 appearances since joining Arsenal from Barcelona three and a half years ago. La Cuarta say that presentation will come today, and Sanchez can then train with Manchester United . "We lose a world-class player and we gain a world-class player", said Wenger.
  • Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United

    Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United

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    The Gunners' boss did not criticize Sanchez commitments saying that he is a great guy and was committed until the last minute. Sanchez, 29, also thanked Arsenal supporters. Mkhitaryan moved to United from Borussia Dortmund, where he was the German league player of the year, but struggled to secure a regular place in the team under Mourinho except in the first few months of this season.
  • Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal BAFFLE Caroline Wozniacki

    Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal BAFFLE Caroline Wozniacki

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    Wozniacki booked her quarter-final spot at the Australian Open with a win over Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets. After a tight tussle in the opening four games against No. It doesn't get much better than this for her. Navarro is always a tough pro and puts up a fight, but Wozniacki's defense and ability to cover ground is always the difference maker.
  • Kobe Bryant's animated film among 2018 Oscar nominees

    Kobe Bryant's animated film among 2018 Oscar nominees

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    The Keanes and producer Gennie Rim teamed with Bryant to watch video of his games with the Los Angeles Lakers frame by frame. Bryant has been named the NBA All-Star 18 times and has won five championships. It was released in April 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival. It takes viewers on a journey with Bryant from his days as a young boy obsessed with the game and dreaming, to a man having accomplished all he could ever have dreamed of and more in the game.
  • Genie Bouchard agrees to another Super Bowl-based date

    Genie Bouchard agrees to another Super Bowl-based date

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    In the case of Mizzou student John Goehrke , he tweeted at tennis star Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl and got her to agree to a date if the Patriots rallied to beat Atlanta . Both shared their excitement over the offer from NFL Canada. As it turned out, New England Patriots staged a miraculous comeback to emerge victorious.
  • Manchester United welcome Alexis Sanchez, Mkhitaryan goes to Arsenal

    Manchester United welcome Alexis Sanchez, Mkhitaryan goes to Arsenal

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    But he also aimed a dig at pundits who have questioned his commitment in recent weeks. There have been a lot of young players, he's managed them and they've done very well . "It's a dream come true because I've always dreamed of playing for Arsenal ". After that, I accept that because we accepted that we would let him go.
  • Dzeko set to face Sampdoria despite Chelsea reports

    Dzeko set to face Sampdoria despite Chelsea reports

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    It seems an agreement has finally been reached as the Mirror claim Chelsea have agreed a £50m double deal that will also see £20m-rated full-back Emerson Palmieri head to Stamford Bridge this month. But although his overall record my be excellent, Dzeko has been having a lean time of late. The 24-year-old Batshuayi has scored two Premier League goals this season in 12 appearances and only three starts for the Blues, though he has added another two goals in four matches in the ...
  • Andy Carroll out for three months after surgery on broken foot

    Andy Carroll out for three months after surgery on broken foot

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    The West Ham striker emerged as a surprise transfer target for Chelsea , although any hopes of a deal being completed this month are now over. "Look, we're short. However, he has become an integral figure of the West Ham team under new manager David Moyes . Masuaku has been a regular name on Moyes' starting lineup, playing in every of the Hammers' games since his appointment on November 7.
  • Smith expresses reservations about Kohli's man-management skills

    Smith expresses reservations about Kohli's man-management skills

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    Faf du Plessis' men already hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series, having won comfortably at Newlands (by 72 runs) and in Centurion (135 runs). When asked if it was tougher for the team to make comebacks from hard positions overseas, Shastri explained the reasons why this was true. "We are not complaining about pitches, we are not complaining about conditions.
  • Chelsea transfer deal close, player travelling ahead of medical

    Chelsea transfer deal close, player travelling ahead of medical

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    Goal report that Kenedy is travelling to Newcastle ahead of a six-month loan move to the Magpies. He made 14 Premier League appearances in the 2015/16 season after joining from Fluminense, but under Antonio Conte has featured just once in the league over the past two campaigns.
  • Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams

    Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams

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    It was more a nuisance than blood and guts. "It's pretty incredible to be a part of that", Brady said. "If this was on my left hand , I could care less". Instead, anxieties inside Gillette Stadium shifted to the Jaguars' refusal to roll over. The Jaguars held a 20-10 advantage in the fourth quarter and, with tight end Rob Gronkowski out with a concussion, Jacksonville appeared in prime position to pull off a staggering upset.
  • West Brom boss Pardew waiting for Evans offers

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    However, according to a BBC report , West Brom face the risk of losing Evans for £3m in the summer should they not remain in the Premier League this season. Only Swansea and Brighton have scored fewer than West Brom's 19 league goals . "On the other hand, we have scenarios that they are going to time out if we don't get a bid that is acceptable to Jonny and is acceptable to us".
  • Yu Darvish has 'at least' one 5-year offer in hand

    Yu Darvish has 'at least' one 5-year offer in hand

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    According to Yahoo Japan and Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Brewers have made an offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish . But Darvish would accomplish that goal. It's also worth pointing out that the Cubs on Monday agreed to a minor league contract with Chris Gimenez, who was Darvish's personal catcher for a time when they were with the Rangers.
  • Super Bowl LII set with Patriots, Eagles

    Super Bowl LII set with Patriots, Eagles

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    After their surprising takedown of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, setting up a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, Eagles players declared themselves ready to face five-time Super Bowl victor Tom Brady and the New England Patriots .
  • Bound Henrikh Mkhitaryan Celebrates With Paul Pogba

    Bound Henrikh Mkhitaryan Celebrates With Paul Pogba

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    Sanchez is heading to United in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a deal that will reportedly make him the Premier League's highest-paid player. The 25-year-old's message was in reference to his goal celebration, which is a dance from the song "Milly Rock" by rapper 2 Milly.
  • Crisco landed $3.45 million worth of free advertising from NFC title game

    Crisco landed $3.45 million worth of free advertising from NFC title game

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    The hand required stitches, and Brady acknowledged that he wasn't sure on Wednesday if he could play. The Jaguars had a 20-10 lead early in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The Eagles offense would take over after that fumble and drive down the field for a touchdown. The Patriots will be competing in their eighth Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick /Tom Brady era, and they are going for their sixth Super Bowl title.
  • Sanchez and Mkhitaryan complete swap deal

    Sanchez and Mkhitaryan complete swap deal

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    In fact, Mourinho's side have now played 504 minutes since they last conceded - coincidentally in the 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he is very committed as well. Sanchez, who missed Arsenal's win over Crystal Palace on Saturday while negotiations over a switch continued, posted a departing message on Instagram where he took aim at ex-Arsenal players that have been critical of him.
  • Alexis Sanchez jets off to undergo Manchester United medical

    Alexis Sanchez jets off to undergo Manchester United medical

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    He is, however, expected to complete a move to Arsenal in the very near future, one half of a swap deal which will see Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction. Alexis Sanchez said he was thrilled to be joining Manchester United . What Alexis wanted was for Arsenal to spend money on players. Mkhitaryan likewise will apply to extend his permit, in line with his new contract at Arsenal .
  • SPORTS DIGEST || Houston's Mike Vrabel interviews for HC job

    SPORTS DIGEST || Houston's Mike Vrabel interviews for HC job

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    Saturday it was announced former Buckeye Mike Vrabel will be the Tennessee Titans head coach. But Vrabel's interest in Day likely isn't an Ohio State thing. Fichtner spent three seasons as wide receivers coach before becoming the quarterbacks coach in 2010. "I want to thank Amy, (general manager) Jon (Robinson) and the entire Titans organization for putting their faith in me".
  • Alexis Sanchez has been expertly trolled by Yeovil Town

    Alexis Sanchez has been expertly trolled by Yeovil Town

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    Arsenal wanted Mkhitaryan in exchange and he was delighted to join the London club. United boss Mourinho said Sanchez would "complete our very young and talented group of attacking players" alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, in-form Jesse Lingard and Martial, who has scored three goals in his past three Premier League games .
  • Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United deal will impact smaller clubs: Sean Dyche

    Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United deal will impact smaller clubs: Sean Dyche

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    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has hailed Jose Mourinho for building a strong defence at the club after they recorded their 14th clean sheet of the Premier League season at Burnley . Despite their run since, the Clarets are still eighth in the Premier League table and Dyche has taken heart from performances in recent weeks where they have faced United, twice, Tottenham and Liverpool in the division.
  • Alexis Sanchez tells Jose Mourinho best position he wants

    Alexis Sanchez tells Jose Mourinho best position he wants

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    He had been named the Bundesliga Player of Season in his final campaign in Germany, but it soon became clear that he didn't fit into Jose Mourinho's plans. Mkhitaryan joins Manchester United's rivals Arsenal but before heading to London he sent a farewell message to his former fans in Manchester.
  • Are the Houston Rockets the Golden State Warriors' kryptonite?

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    He hit only one of his eight shots from the floor. Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists. Most notably, the Rockets are a ideal 17-0 when Harden, Paul and Capela are all healthy and in the lineup, per Marc J. Ariza had three points and five rebounds in 29 minutes, but Green did not play. Despite Durant's assertion his job isn't particularly hard, Capela is also in the middle of his best season to date with 14.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game as a two-way ...
  • Novak Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open to Hyeon Chung

    Novak Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open to Hyeon Chung

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    For a composed Federer, it was business as usual.The Swiss defending champion swatted aside one-time training partner Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 to make the last eight for an incredible 14th time. In his on-court interview after the game, Chung said of the win: "It feels awesome, Djokovic was my idol". "I'm not in my underwear, so maybe it's not a dream".
  • Latest Rumours on Jonny Evans and Lucas Moura

    Latest Rumours on Jonny Evans and Lucas Moura

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    Moura has made just six appearances this season for PSG, who are understood to be listening to permanent offers for the 25-year-old. Lucas Moura says that constantly being overlooked for selection "is a brutal blow", as he acknowledges that his future lies away from Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Multiple Cavs Called Out Kevin Love and Questioned Legitimacy of His Illness

    Multiple Cavs Called Out Kevin Love and Questioned Legitimacy of His Illness

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    The Spurs will still be the Spurs. "I don't think we're over-matched by any team ", he said . "Either way, it's a new day for both teams ". James will eventually get to 30,000 and join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808) on the select list.
  • Frustrated Klopp sees Liverpool flop at Swansea

    Frustrated Klopp sees Liverpool flop at Swansea

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    Liverpool , unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions, started a four-game winning streak in the league by hammering the Swans 5-0 on December 26 but that ended after a defensive performance by the home side that required hard work and a little luck.
  • West Ham Rejects Swansea's Bid for Andre Ayew

    West Ham Rejects Swansea's Bid for Andre Ayew

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    In 2015-16, Ayew notched 12 goals in 34 elite division matches - all starts - for Swansea , finishing the season as the club's top scorer, after which he joined West Ham on a then club record £20.5 million deal. Ayew, was left out West Ham's squad that drew 1-1 with Bournemouth in the English Premier League last Saturday, as he looks is reunite with his brother Jordan Ayew at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Svitolina enters Australian Open quarterfinals

    Svitolina enters Australian Open quarterfinals

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    In the opening match on Rod Laver Arena, Petra Martic celebrated her 27th birthday with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 over Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum. In the first set Svitolina made three breaks with one missed game on his serve. While the draw has opened up for her and she is yet to play a seeded opponent at Melbourne Park, she has been in fine form. "I've had an amazingly good start to the year", she said after having to grind out a victory in an hour and 59 minutes.
  • Sanchez-Mkhitaryan swap deal completed

    Sanchez-Mkhitaryan swap deal completed

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    Arsene Wenger added: "Henrikh is a very complete player". "He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige".
  • No. 10 Tar Heels drop another ACC road game

    No. 10 Tar Heels drop another ACC road game

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    Ahmed Hill added 18 points for Virginia Tech (14-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). With the loss, North Carolina dropped to 16-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC, now three full games behind Virginia in the conference standings. At that point, the Hokies turned it up a notch. In comparison, Virginia Tech was 8 of 12 from the free-throw line. The Tar Heels' Andrew Platek cut the Tech lead to 58-51 on a 3-pointer with 9:59 remaining, but the Hokies scored the next six points to cap the 13-3 ...
  • It's all about me, says cucumber cool Karolina Pliskova

    It's all about me, says cucumber cool Karolina Pliskova

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    Meanwhile, super-fit Kerber was made to run all over the court for three highly entertaining sets by the unorthodox variety of Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei. Now she'll face Madison Keys who plays an opposite style of play. World number one Simona Halep proved too experienced for Japan's rising star Naomi Osaka as she eased into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2 victory.
  • Aubameyang: Dortmund striker's behaviour

    Aubameyang: Dortmund striker's behaviour "unreal" - Kovac

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    The Gabon player, who was dropped from the squad for Dortmund's 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg last Sunday, was again omitted for what sporting director Michael Zorc said was a "sporting decision". However, according to the Daily Mail , negotiations have hit a stumbling block with Dortmund being adamant that they will only sanction the move if they get a readymade replacement for Aubameyang.
  • Sanchez fires parting shot at Alexis Sanchez

    Sanchez fires parting shot at Alexis Sanchez

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    Mkhitaryan's former Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also been heavily linked with a move to north London , though, and perhaps reuniting the pair could prove to be exactly what Arsenal need to close the gap on the rest of England's "big six".