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CHELSEA boss CONTE says patience is needed on Begovic and Ivanovic destinies

Ivanovic, 32, started the first six Premier League games of the season but since the switch in formation following the September defeat to Arsenal , he has been limited to just seven substitute appearances. 'I was 19 or something when I went, which is a good age to go on loan and get experience and play a lot of games. For me, it is about wanting to play, ' he said.

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All-Star weekend offers NHLers a chance for memories and memorabilia

Thomas, Ont. product entered the National Hockey League in 1997. "They're both really good, and they just had to bring it tonight too, which was huge for us". When it came to the fastest skater contest, McDavid had no problem. The Pacific outshot the Central 22-10, and Smith made nine saves for the victory.

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Spurs edge Wycombe in seven-goal FA Cup classic

The hosts dominated, especially in the second half, but it took the introduction of striker Janssen at half-time and first-teamers Alli and Mousa Dembele on the hour mark for Spurs to eventually creep past a resilient Wycombe . United Kingdom (2:20 pm ET) on Monday. Pochettino shared his words to Wycombe manager, Gareth Ainsworth , at the final whistle, adding: "I said well done, well played".

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Joel Embiid Had The Best Reaction To His All-Star Snub

It looked like it was sold out, so the atmosphere was good. It got me going a little bit, I'm sure it got my teammates going a little bit. He suffered a fractured foot during the pre-season games and is expected to return after the All-Star break, as per NBA.com .

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Knicks And Cavaliers Talk Carmelo Anthony Trade, Other Possible Destinations For Melo

Anthony said as of Wednesday that he had no contact with the Knicks front office in more than a week. The Atlanta Hawks, on the other hand, are reportedly looking to trade a number of their players. Anthony and Jackson met in January, and he informed management he did not plan to waive his no-trade clause, according the Daily News . After a promising 14-10 start, the Knicks have gone just 4-14 since Christmas, falling to 20-27 on the season.

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Tom Brady shines as New England book Super Bowl date with Falcons

Goodell added that in order to provide "the ultimate Super Bowl experience", he will generously allow the contest victor to sit in the commissioner's seat during the game while he watches it from home. "We're playing a great team , but it's going to be a hell of a game". "If this has taught us anything, it's how important that home-field advantage is", Rodgers said.

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WWE Royal Rumble 2017

It's been reported that WWE officials are planning a "big surprise" for Roman Reigns heading into the grandest stage of them all, but it won't be winning the WWE Universal title. What do you make of Kurt Angle denying he'll be in the Royal Rumble match? Is the fact that fans can't predict a victor tied to the possibility that the company just doesn't have a great plan this year? The star power carried it.

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76ers fans celebrate each win with #RaiseTheCat movement on social media

In the fourth quarter, the game stayed close until Covington hit a three pointer with about 40 seconds to play in the ballgame, and then the game victor at the very end. It stopped his streak of 10 consecutive games of scoring 20 or more points in less than 30 minutes of play. Portland guard Damian Lillard torched the Sixers for 16 points in the first quarter, which helped the Trail Blazers run out to a 56-43 lead at the break.

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Chelsea look to end Costa woes against Hull, Manchester City host Tottenham

Chelsea are also aware that Costa has received a staggering offer from China, with at least one club telling the Spain global that they are willing to pay him £30 million-a-year net for him to leave Stamford Bridge . He's happy to stay here and this is the most important thing for us. Conte has not yet decided whether Costa will start or be on the bench on Sunday, but he is certain that he will be able to put thoughts of the lucrative move to one side when he is on the pitch.

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Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for Gillette Stadium environment in AFC Championship Game

But of course, preparation is only half the battle - they still need to execute well, something they did not do much of on Saturday. They've won both times. "The hostile environment, crowd, weather, you never know". Don't get me wrong. "I've got a lot of respect for him, obviously", Roethlisberger said.

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Gambian foreign minister resigns as Jammeh becomes more isolated

All things being equal, Adama Barrow will be sworn -in as the Gambian President on 19th January, 2017, thereby put to an end the political impasse that may likely put the west African nation into untold crisis. He is expected to remain there at the request of West African leaders until his planned inauguration, Gambia national newspaper said Sunday. The Gambia relies on foreign judges, notably from Nigeria, to staff its courts due to a lack of its own trained professionals.

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Luis Suarez hits brace in thumping Barcelona win

Las Palmas were the only current Primera Liga team who Messi had not scored against, but that statistic changed six minutes into the second half when Varas was unable to hold a cross from Rafinha and Messi converted the loose ball. Suarez made it three in the 57th minute, the dynamic duo effectively sealing the three points for Barcelona . Varas then produced a stunning stop when one-on-one with Messi.

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Harry Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham power past West Brom

Tottenham goal machine Harry Kane celebrated the birth of his first child last week with his third top-flight hat-trick. After dominating West Brom , Pochettino believes his side are now in a "good position for big things". " Harry Kane was exceptional and could've had two hat-tricks but he was magnificent in front of goal". And just like that, Kane completed his hat trick after Dele chipped in a ball that met Kane's foot in the 81st minute.

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Radwanska and Konta to clash in Sydney final

She will meet 2013 champion Radwanska, who showed no mercy on Thursday for a exhausted Barbora Strycova , winning 6-1 6-2 in 76 minutes. The other last-four clash will pit two-time defending champion Viktor Troicki against sixth seed Gilles Muller.

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Australia's batsmen face grind in India, says coach Darren Lehmann

Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed (72 not out) proved hardest to move as he turned on the entertainment, taking 20 runs from Nathan Lyon's last over with the old ball, but by then he had all but run out of partners. Australia's scoring rate - the highest for any team in a series against Pakistan . India's probably the greatest challenge because it's most different to what we've grown up playing against.

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Rooney 'hugely honoured' to equal Manchester United record

The United captain has already overtaken the World Cup victor as England's all-time top scorer and has his sights set on doing the same at club level after netting on his 543rd appearance. Goals to Scottish internationals Steven and Whittaker and Steven Naismith earned Championship club Norwich City a 2-2 draw with Southampton. "Since coming here last season and winning player of the year, it was a fantastic thing for me, my family and for my country Oman".

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FA Cup: Rooney and Romero to start against Reading

So while Mourinho is no stranger to criticising his own players and dishing out a roast or two, it's fair to say De Gea is in his good books. "He's selected again, so he can start, he can be on the bench, but he's an option for us. "We have every player available apart from Bailly, who is in the African cup". Jaap Stam is returning to his former club - what kind of welcome will he get? Players were skeptical of their futures, but also knew that they had a fresh chance of impressing the ...

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Bills statement on Tyrod Taylor surgery has kind of a tone

It goes without saying that there's been some major drama surrounding Taylor and the Bills since he was benched prior to the team's Week 17 game (more on that here). "Did I believe that was fair?" However, it is also worth noting that if Taylor can not pass a physical by March 11, $27.5 million of his most recent contract becomes fully guaranteed.

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IN to hire Mike Debord as Offensive Coordinator

DeBord's known for a run-first style, though Tennessee ranked 9th and 12th respectively in Rushing & Passing S&P in 2016. The Volunteers finished No. That quarterback will also be playing under a new offensive coordinator, as current coordinator Mike DeBord is leaving Knoxville after two seasons to take the same position at IN, as first reported by Austin Price of Rivals .

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Arsenal cuts into Bournemouth's 3-0 lead in comeback attempt

Before that they played in February 2016 and Arsenal won that game 2 - 0. Benik Afobe hasn't received global clearance from DR Congo and therefore misses out. Bournemouth gave Arsenal a right good game when they met at the Emirates a few weeks ago, but I've got to go for Arsenal to win here. Bournemouth , who began the match seven places better off than at the same stage last season, made a bright start to proceedings when Joshua King - one of three changes to Eddie Howe's side - ...

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James Harden's historic night against the New York Knicks

Harden ($11,300) is averaging 53 FanDuel points per night, a mark he's managed to exceed in five of the last ten games, and he's failed to score at least 50 FanDuel points just three times during that stretch. Another 3 by Anderson with less than two minutes left extended the lead to 124-113. In forty-two minutes of action, Harden notched 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds.

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Brendan Rodgers piles pressure on Rangers ahead of Old Firm clash

The win moves Celtic 19 points clear of their bitter rivals in second place and extends their unbeaten run to 24 domestic matches since the start of the season. Foderingham had to keep out efforts from Stuart Armstrong and Dembele as Celtic hungrily went for more but Rangers continued to fight. Celtic's pressure finally told in the 71st minute.

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Is Liverpool vs Manchester City a make or break match?

In a flawless world, Klopp would be able to keep Coutinho and add Promes and then the Reds would be able to make a serious run at Chelsea for the league title in the second half of the season. "Luis [Suarez] would get the headlines and rightly so when he was here, Stevie [Gerrard] also, but I still feel we have got big players in this team", he added.

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was mic'd up when he broke leg

The last time the Broncos had a rookie quarterback start a final meaningless regular season game was in 2010. "I think Trevor deserves to right to go back out there as the starter". "I was more excited than anything to get the opportunity to play again", Lynch said Wednesday. While Marshall (hamstring) may play on Sunday, the outlook doesn't look as promising for Ward, who is in the league's concussion protocol.

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Heisman Trophy victor Rashaan Salaam took his own life, autopsy confirms

According to the autopsy report, his blood alcohol level was.250 - more than three times the legal limit for driving - at the time of the autopsy, which took place at 11 a.m. Friends told the Daily Camera that Salaam was depressed but was good at hiding his mental illness. That year he rushed for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Buffaloes, who finished 11-1.

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Alli Brace Inspires Spurs To Big Win Over Saints

That doesn't mean that Spurs can't draw or lose ever again, but against teams where they are the better side than their opposition up and down the starting XI, points must be won. "All the big teams have won this week so it was important for us to get the three points - for belief and to stay in a good position to fight for the top positions", he added.

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Edwards Led A Football Revolution

LaVell Edwards , a legendary coach who spent almost 30 years at BYU, has died. LaVell Edwards coached numerous top QBs during his BYU tenure, including Hall of Famer Steve Young . He won a national championship with BYU in 1984, and coached Ty Detmer to the Heisman Trophy in 1990. I hope I can be just like him. "A phenomenal coach but even better person!" Before Edwards took over at BYU in 1972, the school's all-time won-lost record was 173-232-23.

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NFC Playoff Picture, Week 17: A Detroit loss introduces more chaos

According to NJ.com on December 27, 2016, "If the Lions, Packers and Redskins all finish 9-6-1, Green Bay wins the division over Detroit based on head-to-head results (the Packers would be 1-0-1 against the Lions )". Green Bay beat visiting Detroit 34-27 in Week 3 and it really wasn't that close as the Packers led 31-3 late in the second quarter. He hasn't looked almost as sharp in the past two games, a 17-6 loss at the Giants in Week 15 and then a 42-21 loss in Dallas on Monday night.

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Chelsea sent a 'good message' - Conte

The wider question is whether Batshuayi could play in the lone striker's role of a Costa or, before him at Chelsea , Drogba. "It's important to be focused and win". Chelsea are now, at least, temporarily nine points clear at the top of the EPL standings but might be cut down will if Manchester City, defeat Hull City or Liverpool triumph in their next fixtures.

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Top takeaways from Seahawks' shocking home loss to the Cardinals

Now, Seattle is left wondering what the future holds, as they once again must face the reality of entering the postseason without one of their key players after Tyler Lockett was carted off the field after suffering an apparent ankle injury.

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Check out Julio Jones' top-10 plays of 2016

So Carolina's corners have to be much better than they were back then, which is possible considering the improvement of rookies James Bradberry and Daryl Worley. Jones' return was expected after he ran full speed at Wednesday's practice. "I was a fan", Jones said. You can, but only if you live at an address at which DirecTV does NOT offer service (and only out-of-market games).

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to be tempted by January transfers

Liverpool will not go "nuts" on players' wages because Jürgen Klopp does not want to flood his dressing room with mercenaries who go missing when the pressure mounts. And if Festivus or something completely different is your thing, we hope that's a great one too. If you want to be part of this team you'll be welcomed.

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China to lower club quotas for foreign players

There's only enough for a short video, which was, perhaps, the reason behind his departure. Having a strong domestic league is central to that and Chinese clubs are offering the kind of money that even the English Premier League can not match.

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Blue Streak: Jackets Rout Penguins 7-1 to Take Metro Lead

Their coach was a blowhard who couldn't get results, their stars we underachievers at best and uninspired at worse, and the whole organization was staring a potential rebuild in the face after finishing second to last in the conference. The goals were scored by Hartnell, Brandon Saad, and Boone Jenner. It was in the third period that the floor gave way on the Penguins . Murray was pulled after allowing six goals on 23 shots.

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Cavs fear G Smith broke right thumb

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith will need surgery to fix his fractured right thumb, and a timetable for his return will be determined after the procedure, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Cavs fears realized today with JR Smith. That comes on the heels of him averaging 12-plus points and shooting at a 40 percent clip from three-point range last season.

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Irving outstanding late in Cowboys pivotal win over Buccaneers

And they say that defense wins championships. "And again, that word 'response" came back to the forefront". He has thrown for 20 touchdowns and just four interceptions. The Cowboys just need to win one more game to clinch the NFC East, and if they win that game, they will also have a first-round bye in the playoffs. In the event the Giants were to win and Dallas was to lose, the Cowboys could still secure the Division and home field throughout the playoffs with a win in Philadelphia to close ...

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Ex-referee says Tottenham man committed a coward's challenge

Spurs have, by Pochettino's own admission, struggled to juggle their involvement in several competitions during the first half of the season. Tottenham moved to within just one point of the top four after coming from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.

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Fifth Test: Nair's ton helps India to 463/5 vs England (Lead Lunch)

India pummelled England on Day Four in Chennai to register their highest ever Test score and remove any shred of hope the tourists had of a consolation win in the fifth Test. Sehwag was one of the first to offer his congratulations on Twitter. "It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months. Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!" "Congratulations on the historic triple century @ karun126! ".

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Heartbreaking reason Chapecoense player Alan Ruschel survived plane crash 0

A Brazilian footballer who survived the plane crash that killed 76 people has revealed the decision which saved his life. The full-back was sitting near the back of the plane when he was asked by club director Cadu Gaucho to move seats to allow a group of journalists to sit together.

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Paige VanZant submitted by Michelle Waterson at UFC on Fox

But she wasn't on her feet for long in Saturday's bout, with Waterson unleashing a sweet throw to fell her opponent and get her locked into a choke hold. "I meant it just as an honest answer coming from somebody that's been doing martial arts for 20 years, fighting professionally for 10 years, and I know that she just hasn't".