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Russian team banned from Winter Paralympics, athletes to compete as neutrals

The Paralympic decision stands somewhat in contrast to the International Olympic Committee's ruling on Russia's participation in the 2018 Winter Games next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Parsons also asserted that the country's anti-doping system "is no longer compromised or corrupted". Since then, there has been enough improvement to justify allowing Russians to compete as neutral athletes after extra drug testing, Parsons said.

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Will Ronda Rousey Elevate or Overshadow Women's Wrestling in WWE?

The UFC superstar officially signed a deal with the WWE on Sunday and even made a surprise debut at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. Following her Royal Rumble appearance last night, there is already speculation that Rousey will be involved in a mixed tag-team match against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 34.

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Carson Wentz ditches cane, showing progress in ACL rehab

After an uneven rookie campaign, Wentz was in the midst of a sensational second season and looming as a candidate for NFL Most Valuable Player honors before injuring his knee in a Week 14 win at the Los Angeles Rams . "I am who I am". "I think, again, I'm very confident in talking with trainers and everything that the rehab schedule doesn't change a whole lot". "My goal is to be out there Week 1", Wentz said.

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Pochettino questions Tottenham motivation after FA Cup escape

All is not lost, though, with Tottenham securing a replay at Wembley thanks to their saviour, who has now scored 30 goals in as many appearance this season. When pushed on signings in general, Pochettino added: "We have some options". "I'm a little bit relieved - well a lot", he told reporters at his post-match presser.

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Pelicans C reportedly out for season with torn Achilles tendon

There's no overstating Cousins' central role in the Pelicans' surprisingly strong season and there should be no overstating how dramatically his absence will negatively impact his team's fortunes. All now hang in the balance in New Orleans . But, more importantly, will it be Demps' decision to make? The situation will complicate his contract talks because he is set to be a free-agent next season [VIDEO ].

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Caroline was better - Halep congratulates Australian Open champion Wozniacki

After her win, an emotional Wozniacki said she had been dreaming of this moment for years. My voice is shaking. She will face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep , who scored a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 victory over two-time major victor Angelique Kerber .

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NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

CP3 has played 28 games which may have cost him a place on the All-Star team but his huge impact on the Rockets should have been factored in. Their rosters will be unveiled Thursday, though the selection process won't be televised. Rounding out the East reserves is Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry . The six-time All-Star leads the Spurs in points, rebounds and blocks and is the only player on the roster playing more than 27.5 minutes (33.9).

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Things We Learned From Tottenham Draw at St Marys

But they could not find a victor in an entertaining second half at St Mary's, which also saw the home side come close to snatching a victory of their own. He's one of the links between phases of play and is key in that regard. We created two massive chances but if you analyse the game it was a fair result .

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India drop hints at Rahane return in 3rd Test

India had high hopes of a first ever Test series success in South Africa when they arrived for the tour, but have fallen short in two hard-fought matches. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul didn't cross 20 in the Test they played. A testament to the quality was Ngidi, who became the sixth South African fast bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut.

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Steelers Name Randy Fichtner As New Offensive Coordinator

The next year, Tomlin was moved to defensive backs coach before heading to Cincinnati to coach d-backs for the Bengals in 1999. "I want to thank Coach [Mike] Tomlin and Art Rooney II for giving me this opportunity to be the offensive coordinator for this organization", said Fichtner.

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Colts take Bradley Chubb in Mel Kiper mock draft 1.0

But it's not the quarterback you'd think. That's certainly not the first name we had in mind when it comes to the Falcons' choices. It's a controversial prediction. The next Alabama player taken in the mock draft is defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne, 17th overall by the San Diego Chargers. Currently, Kiper has Wyoming's Josh Allen going No.

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Croatian-American Bernarda Pera Shocks World No.10 at Australian Open

Komta might have recognised her opponent Bernarda Pera from their days on the lower tiers, but it was a first time meeting - which can throw up its own challenges. The way she lost the final point, totally miscuing a routine smash, summed up a desperate day. And this time Pera did the business to seal the biggest win of her career and one of Konta's worst defeats since her rise to the top of tennis.

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MINNESOTA MIRACLE: Last-minute heroics propel Vikings to playoff win over Saints

It was unbelievable. My daughter grabbed me and we hugged. The potholes in the road were waiting, though. Keenum and the offense got as far as they could, putting Forbath in place for a 53-yard field goal, which he booted straight on to give the Vikings 23-21 lead.

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Protesters attack South African H&M stores over `racist` ad

It has been withdrawn following accusations of racism. On Saturday, EFF supporters trashed stores in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in response to the online ad. "The time of apologies for racism is over; there must be consequences to anti-black racism, period!" Police said they were monitoring the protests, but that they had made no arrests so far.

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San Francisco Giants Trade for Andrew McCutchen

The San Francisco Giants have acquired Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates in exchange for Kyle Crick and other unknown players. Any three would do the trick and would be cheap for a two or three year contract. He was a full package guy playing on several postseason teams. Neal Huntington and his staff will save $14.5 million from McCutchen's contract, barring what they get in return.

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Golden Globe red carpet fairytale goes noir in protest

Many online celebrated the speech of Oprah Winfrey , who accepted the Cecil B DeMille Award . The film from Twenty-First Century Inc's Fox Searchlight, won four awards including acting wins for its star Frances McDormand and supporting actor Sam Rockwell, and a screenplay win for its writer-director, Martin McDonagh.

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Governor Brown Details New Budget Plan

Gov. Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra have fought almost every single major Trump administration policy, and have held out California's liberal policies as an alternative model for America to follow. "The whole point is to think ahead and minimize the pain that is coming, because of the way our business cycle works", Brown said during his budget press conference Wednesday.

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Jaguars To Take On Eagles In London In October

Fireworks should ensue between a Jon Gruden led Oakland team and Pete Carroll's lively 'Hawks. The Jaguars , regulars on the London circuit, will "host" the Eagles in one game. Seahawks-Raiders will be held at the stadium of the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur in Northumberland Park. Past year the Dolphins , who missed their home opener due to Hurricane Irma, traveled to San Diego, New York, and then to London to open the season.

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Alabama junior WR Calvin Ridley to enter National Football League draft

Ridley's 224 career receptions also ranks second in program history behind Amari Cooper's 228, while his 2,781 career receiving yards ranks third behind DJ Hall (2,923) and Cooper (3,463). Lauderdale, Fla., had a season-high 171 yards receiving in a victory against Mississippi State on November 11. He had 63 catches for 967 yards while no other wide receiver caught more than 14 balls.

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Serena Williams' daughter is 'Vogue's youngest-and most adorable-cover star

Serena appears in a red Versace dress while holding the baby, who is wearing a white bodysuit and touching her mom while making a fist nearly victoriously with her other hand. I'm not sure why we think that way, but I know that we're sometimes taught to not dream as big as men, not to believe we can be a president or a CEO, when in the same household, a male child is told he can be anything he wants.

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Injured Dale Steyn may miss rest of Test series

Kumar's exploitation of the swing and seam movement on a green Newlands pitch left South Africa - which gambled and chose to bat first in the series-opener - on 230-7 at tea. Kumar took a wicket in each of his opening three overs, as he snagged opener Dean Elgar with the third ball of the day and then had Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla dismissed cheaply in the next two overs.

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Chelsea 'on brink of signing Ross Barkley from Everton'

The England global has now returned to training after a painstaking rehabilitation and Antonio Conte , the Chelsea head coach, wants to bolster his squad in January. Barkley's exit will bring an end to his association with Everton , the club he joined as an 11-year-old and represented more than 150 times. Barkley's current contract is set to expire at the end of the season and he has turned down the opportunity to sign a new deal so the Toffees have no choice but to sell him this month ...

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Final observations: Cowboys 6, Eagles 0

Should the Eagles consider starting Nate Sudfeld instead of Nick Foles in the playoffs? Third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld, a 6-foot-6, sixth-round pick by Washington previous year who had never taken an National Football League snap, entered for the fifth series and looked impressive in every aspect; strong arm, good reads, nice footwork and solid mechanics.

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Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed

The attack comes five days after the JEM Commander Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali was killed in an encounter at Samboora in Pulwama district. CRPF's spokesman Rajesh Yadhav told Mirror that terrorists opened indiscriminate firing and injured three personnel who were rushed to hospital where one of them succumbed.

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Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax 'swatting' call

However, the suggestion that "heightened awareness" should naturally make a SWAT team member trigger-happy only makes sense if your officers are, to put it bluntly, not particularly well-trained in deescalation or high-pressure situations. A relative of Andrew Finch's told the Wichita Eagle that the victim didn't play video games . Mr Livingston called the incident "tragic and senseless".

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Josh Rosen keeps making headlines for acknowledging the obvious

The NFL has so much power in terms of controlling player movement and decision making with collectively bargained rookie contracts, the franchise and transition tags, that any time a player gets a chance to decide what they want to do and choose to exercise it, more power to them.

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Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $253 million jackpot

Players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 - or select Easy Pick. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since October 17 and has rolled 19 times. If there is no jackpot victor, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S.

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Rohit Sharma: India batsman equals fastest Twenty20 worldwide century against Sri Lanka

The Indian skipper reached 100 off 35 deliveries, matching South African David Miller's century against Bangladesh in October. Rohit scored 118 runs off only 43 balls and hit 12 fours and 10 massive sixes to dismantle Lankan bowling easily.

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Nation's top rated defensive end selects Penn State

That's because the Buckeyes had to stop recruiting the No. 4 prospect in the country after he went on College GameDay and took a picture with Eddie George and Kirk Herbstreit, who both attended Ohio State . "I think overall we did a pretty good job of [filling needs]", Franklin said. Penn State is looking to replace highly-productive middle linebacker Jason Cabinda, so there is an opening at the position.

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Expect heavy traffic during Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl

He'll work hard to rebuild his reputation as a head coach, and then he'll blow out of town like a leaf in a tornado the moment a more lucrative opportunity at a bigger program arrives. FAU's losses were to Navy, Wisconsin and Buffalo. However, the Owls truly shine when running back Devin Singletary has the ball in his hands (30 total touchdowns, 6.5 yards per rush attempt).

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Holiday travel ramps up at DIA amid Atlanta outage

While power has been restored to the world's busiest airport, the travel woes are expected to linger for days at USA airports, including Logan. Thousands of passengers were left stranded after a blaze at the main substation powering the 6.8 million-square-foot airport triggered the power outage just after 1 p.m., Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told reporters Sunday at a news conference.

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McCoy, David inactive for Buccaneers against Falcons

The Buccaneers deactivated Martin for their game against the Falcons. Jameis Winston was responsible for three of those, but still managed to bring the team back from 21-7 to 21-21 with two late scoring drives. If the Bucs didn't have bad luck, they had no luck. The question now is, can the Falcons close out with strong efforts against the Saints and Panthers? Earlier in the week, Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter suggested that he would use 10 players to cover Julio Jones in ...

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Ex-wife of former National Basketball Association player charged in his 2010 killing

That process led to several recent revelations in a case many expected would turn cold. Wright-Robinson's arrest came after the December 5 indictment of Billy R. Wright-Robinson published a book, " Mr. Tell Me Anything ". Sherra is the mother of Lorenzen's six children and moved to Riverside, California after successfully suing to obtain access to her ex-husband's life insurance and retirement funds.

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McGrgor Wants MMA Fight Next, Despite Manny Pacquiao Rumours

McGregor certainly had an eventful 2017 with his first and only voyage into the boxing world to date coming up short against Floyd Mayweather. A real fight. The richest fight in history is Mayweather's boxing bout with Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which drew 4.6 million buys to earn around 600 million dollars.

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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale hails 'great' victor, slams VAR

If Madrid win Wednesday's game, they will face Gremio in the final on Saturday after the Brazilians beat Pachuca of Mexico 1-0 after extra time in Tuesday's first semifinal in Al Ain. There was confusion, with referee Sandro Ricci initially appearing to rule out the goal before awarding it and then changing his mind after watching the replay.

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Rohit Sharma's 208*: A look at the record knock in numbers

For India , Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed three wickets while commencing 60 runs, whereas paceman Jasprit Bumrah picked up two. Opening the innings with Shikhar Dhavan, skipper Rohit Sharma with his unbeaten 208, got his name etched in history books to become the only player to score three double centuries in ODIs.

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Allardyce: Klopp can moan all he wants, it was a penalty

When asking the assorted reporters whether or not they believed the penalty decision was the correct one, nearly every journalist raised their hand to confirm that they did, which was clearly not the response the German coach was hoping for.

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Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield

Madrid pay the price for a slow start to the season that saw them unexpectedly finish runners-up to Tottenham in the group stage. The first legs will be played on 13/14 and 20/21 February, with the second legs on 6/7 and 13/14 March. "We know how strong they are after we followed their games against Leipzig". Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi says that his club will relish the task of taking on Real Madrid in the last-16 stage of the Champions League .

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BBC to announce victor of African Footballer of the Year today (Monday)

Salah, who arrived on Merseyside this summer from Roma , is Liverpool's most expensive signing ever and also probably the buy of the summer. "I feel like I had a great year, so I'm very happy". "I always follow my own way and I want everyone in Egypt to follow my way", Salah went on to tell the BBC. " Since I left Egypt, in my mind, I want to be the best Egyptian ever ".

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Boult four-for helps New Zealand extend advantage

New Zealand will hope to get rid of the remaining wickets and pile on runs. But Gabriel, whose first two overs cost 22 runs as he had trouble with a damp piece of ground where he planted his foot, said the West Indies were satisfied with the position of the game.