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Cristiano Ronaldo , who has a lot of say in matters off the field as well, has identified Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as the man to replace Zidane at the helm at Real Madrid . "The ball didn't want to go in", he said after Villarreal's first ever win over Real, as quoted on the club's official website. If Madrid are going to improve, the head honcho will need to do better than this.
  • Kyrgios claims Brisbane title with scintillating display

    Kyrgios claims Brisbane title with scintillating display

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    Kyrgios, ranked 21st in the world, won 3-6 6-1 6-4 against the Bulgarian. With the Brisbane title, Nick Kyrgios is one of the contenders for the Australian Open, which starts after next week on January 15. Dolgopolov saved a match point on his serve at 3-5 in the third set with a deep backhand groundstroke, but the Australian No. 1 prevailed on his fourth match points in the following game.
  • P Diddy 'to offer H&M child model million dollar modelling contract'

    P Diddy 'to offer H&M child model million dollar modelling contract'

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    H&M isn't the first clothing company to come under fire for clothing that can be construed as offensive. The ad also sparked a backlash on social media with some branding it inappropriate and disgusting. "I'm deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore". You've got really to wonder who signed off on this, haven't you? Despite the R&B star's condemnation of the ad, items from The Weeknd X H&M line were still being offered on the company's website as of Monday.
  • Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates, trade complete?

    Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates, trade complete?

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    The Astros have acquired the top-end starter team owner Jim Crane wanted. Passan did note that "generally, this sort of thing winds up with a deal being consummated". However, the right-handed hurler has slipped some in recent years. It was by far the worst performance of his career. He is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2019 season.
  • Patricia to Giants?

    Patricia to Giants? "All Signs" Point to 'Yes'

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    But the Daily News reported Wednesday "that all signs are pointing" to Patricia taking over the coaching reins in NY and that "there are indications he prefers the Giants to the Lions". Leonard said Patricia is expected to be named as the next coach of the Giants , replacing the fired Ben McAdoo. As one of the NFL's most respected defensive coordinators, Patricia would harness that talent back to an elite status.The Giants should be better offensively in 2018, as well.
  • Kawhi Leonard Diagnosed With Partial Tear In Shoulder

    Kawhi Leonard Diagnosed With Partial Tear In Shoulder

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    Leonard hurt his shoulder during their 103-89 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday and it was originally diagnosed as a left shoulder strain. Two other players are nursing injuries: guard Danny Green has a nagging groin injury that has forced him to miss eight games, including the last three in a row, and reserve forward Rudy Gay has been sidelined the last three games with a sore right heel that requires him to wear a walking boot.
  • Arsenal ready to complete £40m transfer deal for 29-year-old attacker

    Arsenal ready to complete £40m transfer deal for 29-year-old attacker

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    Sanchez has also attracted interest from a number of other clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, who are free to negotiate with his representatives directly given he has entered the final six months of his contract at Arsenal . For Arsenal , the position is unenviable. It's why, as galling as it may be, the club may feel the sensible course of action is to take what they can in January and try to reinvest in the squad.
  • National Football League playoffs continue with Bills-Jaguars, Panthers-Saints

    National Football League playoffs continue with Bills-Jaguars, Panthers-Saints

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    Buffalo, which squeezed into the playoffs when Cincinnati upset Baltimore in the last week of the season, settled for Stephen Hauschka's 31-yard field goal after blowing a first-and-goal at the one-yard line following a Jaguar penalty. In a nutshell: Buffalo's first playoff game in 17 seasons proved to be what everyone expected, a defensive struggle. The Bills' last playoff appearance was against the Tennessee Titans in the 1999 playoffs and were done in by the "Music City Miracle".
  • Packers promoting Gutekunst to be next GM

    Packers promoting Gutekunst to be next GM

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    The man replacing him will come from a similar mold, as the Packers made a decision to give in-house candidate Brian Gutekunst as their new general manager. Gutekunst interned in the Packers' scouting department in the summer of 1997. The Packers had several strong in-house candidates including Gutekunst.
  • Playoff Road Takes Carolina Back to NOLA

    Playoff Road Takes Carolina Back to NOLA

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    Kamara had 1,554 yards and 13 touchdowns from scrimmage along with 347 kick return yards and one return score on 11 tries. Their investment helped finance the stadium when it was built, so if the new Panthers owner moves the team out of Charlotte, they will lose those seat licenses.
  • Salah Voted African Player Of The Year

    Salah Voted African Player Of The Year

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    Egypt had been absent from the World Cup for 28 years. Salah succeeded Riyad Mahrez who was the recipient of the top CAF award in 2016. He also starred for resurgent Egypt, who past year finished runners-up to Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations and secured a first World Cup appearance since 1990.
  • Panthers give coach Ron Rivera two-year contract extension

    Panthers give coach Ron Rivera two-year contract extension

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    The Carolina Panthers only lost five games in the regular season after dropping twice that many past year. Rivera's Panthers have a 64-47-1 (.576 winning percentage) regular season record. Former coach John Fox, who Rivera replaced, may be the winningest coach in franchise history with 78 total wins but his team's only made the playoffs three times.
  • Eagles will face Falcons in Divisional Round after Rams exit playoffs early

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    Atlanta is the playoff savvy team here but they are a much different team and I think the Rams just have the swagger this season and with Gurley good to go I think he makes the difference and gives the Rams a close cover. The Rams reached the postseason by winning the NFC West. They made the playoffs for the first time since 2004 after going 4-12 last season. Minnesota is 13-3, but are you going to trust a playoff team with quarterback Case Keenum, who couldn't cut it in his first four ...
  • Titans beat Chiefs, 22-21, in epic playoff comeback

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    Marcus Mariota did everything he could to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing a insane touchdown pass to himself, running for crucial first downs and providing the kind of spark that Tennessee needed to rally from a 21-3 halftime hole.
  • Sean McDonough emotional after Gruden's last ESPN game

    Sean McDonough emotional after Gruden's last ESPN game

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    Of course, the Warriors won't want a lame-duck coach next season and Kerr has a good chance to add a third title before Gruden even coaches another game with the Raiders . For what it's worth, no coach has won a Super Bowl with multiple teams. Gruden spent four seasons as coach in Oakland from 1998-2001. Washington and Oakland are not scheduled to play again until 2021.