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Bengaluru to host Afghanistan's first-ever Test

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Said Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Shukrullah Atif Mashal, "It is a moment of great pride for us". Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur had earlier declared that India will be hosting their first-day night Test against New Zealand in 2016 but that plan did not materialise. Read More »

Here are Giants (and Jet) named to PFWA's All-Rookie team

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Kareem Hunt sent a message to opponents not to go to sleep on him during his touchdown celebration against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 17, 2017. Four Chiefs have won defensive rookie of the year awards: Jim Marsalis (1969), Derrick Thomas (1989), Dale Carter (1992) and Marcus Peters (2015). Engram, the Giants first-round pick out of Ole Miss, finished the season with 64 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns - breaking the franchise record for touchdowns by a rookie tight end. Read More »

Paige VanZant suffers broken arm in loss at UFC Fight Night 124

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Have you kept on fighting after it happened? It was clear she was in pain after the final bell rang, as she grabbed her right arm and showed some agony on her face. " Well. I broke my arm in the first! ". Eventually, her loved ones intervened. "She hit me a couple of times to the body and it took a bit of wind out of me", Clark said. Read More »

Giggs named as head coach of Wales national team

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Giggs was one of four candidates to take charge of his country's national team in the next Euro 2020, in which the Welsh team is aiming to reach an advanced stage after failing to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Giggs' appointment , while popular in some quarters, has already come in for some criticism due to the former player's somewhat dubious record of turning up for friendlies. Read More »

Venus Williams exits Aussie Open on day of early shocks

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The World No 78 beat Williams 6-3, 7-5 in a confident display. Stephens was also forced to withdraw from the Brisbane International because of a right knee injury. "It just didn't work out", Venus said. I'm just having fun. "Yeah, even off the court, a normal, humble person, yeah, really happy and trying to give advice and help also someone like me". Read More »

Cardinals coaching candidate Pat Shurmur expected to join Giants

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Shurmur, 52, was interviewed by the Giants on January 6, one of six candidates who met with Giants brass this month, including principal owner John Mara and new general manager Dave Gettleman. Shurmur, 52, has seen his stock grow due to his mentoring of unheralded quarterbacks such as Minnesota starter Case Keenum. McDaniels was not one of the coaches Arizona met with in the first round of interviews. Read More »

Detroit Lions Likely To Hire Matt Patricia As Head Coach

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Should Patricia land in the Motor City, he'd be reunited with former personnel man and current GM Bob Quinn . Sources say that the Lions still need to work out the contract details after the Patriots' season ends. He has been described as " smart enough to be a general manager " at one point; Patricia is literally a rocket scientist . Caldwell was 36-28 in four seasons and went 0-2 in two postseasons with the Lions. Read More »

Keith Jackson, iconic college football announcer, dies at 89

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But he was back in the booth in the fall of 1999, lured by the network with a promise of keeping him close to his home near Los Angeles by restricting his assignments to the Pacific time zone. When asked what he'd remember about Jackson he told SportsCenter: 'That big smiling face, and just the thrill and the love he had for doing college football'. Read More »

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte finally speaks about his future with the club

Chelsea applied pressure after that but rarely threatened Kasper Schmeichel , who easily clawed away a free kick from Marcos Alonso in injury time . He said: "I understand that the other teams try to kill (rival) teams and to anticipate the situation". "The ambition is not just for us to score but to continue to play after scoring and to always keep good ambition in our play". Read More »

Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Everton

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Everything Kane touches turns into gold, which his 98th, and record-setting Premier League goal, was evident of. They added a fourth goal with nine minutes remaining when Christian Eriksen rounded off an excellent attacking move from the London club. Read More »

Jaguars defense shines in 10-3 win over Bills

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will face the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) on the road in the Divisional Round next Sunday. Besides LeSean McCoy , who ended up with over 100 yards of rushing and receiving in the game, the team's wide receivers did not step up as playmakers. Read More »

Vernon's Andrew Ebbett named to Canadian men's Olympic hockey team

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Thirteen players on KHL teams were chosen, along with players in Sweden and other European leagues. His KHL season runs until January 23, then training camp with his Canada teammates in Riga, Latvia, begins on January 28. "As a staff, we did spend a lot of time discussing it", Hockey Canada vice-president Scott Salmond said. "I think once I get there and get to the Olympic Village and do the Opening Ceremonies and all that stuff, I think it will start to sink in a bit", said Klinkhammer. Read More »

NFL to 'look into' whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

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The development comes a day after the Fitz Pollard Alliance, an advocacy group that promotes diversity in NFL front offices and coaching staffs, asked the league to investigate whether the Raiders potentially reached an agreement with Gruden before interviewing minority candidates. Read More »

Titans to play LA Chargers in England

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The other two matchups, which will both be played at Wembley, are Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans facing the Los Angeles Chargers . Overall, this will be the Chargers' sixth game overseas in franchise history, according to the team's official website . The date will be announced later. Read More »

James Damore sues Google for firing him over his gender memo

Damore was sacked in August 2017 after an internal memo he wrote on workplace identity politics, titled " Google's Ideological Echo Chamber ", was leaked to the press. Google is now facing another lawsuit accusing the company of paying female employees less than their male counterparts. The company has never given any indication that it fired Damore for his political views. Read More »

Bad memory makes Dustin Johnson a golf king

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Johnson, who held a two-shot lead going into the final day of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, absolutely smashed a ball from 433 yards. "Hopefully I can keep playing good and maybe someday be No.1". "I got off to a great start, and I want to keep it going", Johnson said. Earlier this week he said a historic eight wins or more season was possible and something to strive for. Read More »

Liverpool reportedly unlikely to pursue top target

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Arsenal are visibly feeling the pressure, and have turned towards Thomas Lemar . However, despite that, the French worldwide has struggled this season but still remains a world-class prospect. And according to the Mirror , Monaco would be seeking an eye-watering fee of at least £90 million if they were to sell the 22-year-old. "It might happen. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Strikes Realistic Note On Battling Man City For Jonny Evans

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Former Man Utd defender Evans nearly moved to Man City from West Brom in the summer, but a deal fell through and City are believed to be back in for the 30-year-old Northern Ireland global. "I think the best thing is not to talk", he told reporters. On the case of Baggies skipper Jonny Evans , Wenger admits that Arsenal won't be able to win a financial battle against City if both clubs go for the same man. Read More »

Anushka Sharma returns Mumbai sans hubby Virat Kohli

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The actress, who returned to Mumbai yesterday, posted picture writing, "They say - Back to one!" In this case ill say - Back to Zero! Sitting in her gorgeous floral van, Anushka mentioned how happy she is to be back at work. Anushka will now get busy with her work commitments. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film is slated to hit the theatres on December 21, this year. Anushka will also be featuring in YRF's Sui Dhaaga with Varun Dhawan. Read More »

India has South Africa 130 all out to take control

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The first test provided plenty of entertainment right from day one, as neither side was willing to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. Pandya's enterprising innings, which featured 14 fours and a six, came mainly while dominating a 99-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (25 off 86) for the eighth wicket as India recovered from 92-7 to reach 209 all out in reply to South Africa's 246. Read More »

Taylor named to College Football Hall of Fame

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Reed is the seventh player in Miami history to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Former University of Georgia All-America offensive tackle Matt Stinchcomb has been elected to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class. Read More »

Cameron Jordan mocks Cam Newton, Matt Kalil after victory

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Interim general manager Marty Hurney insists the Carolina Panthers handled the medical treatment of quarterback Cam Newton "the right way" during Sunday's 31-26 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints . The NFL and union announced changes to the protocol last month in the wake of Texans quarterback Tom Savage returning to the field after having an apparent seizure after a hit. Read More »

Zidane: We will not 'go crazy' after Celta Vigo draw

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They survived a serious scare in the 76th minute when Inigo Perez snatched the ball from Marcos Llorente and launched a 40-yard shot over the head of keeper Kiko Cassila that thumped the crossbar and came agonisingly close to crossing the line. Read More »

Saints season-long dominance of Panthers continues in 31-26 wildcard win

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Prior to Ginn's touchdown, Carolina's defense had quarterback Drew Brees looking a little discombobulated, and had held the Saints to minus-9 yards of offense on its first two drives of the game. The team that won the two regular season matchups is 13-7 SU in those 20 instances. "I think this team is at its best when doubt is overwhelming against them", Shepard said on the Panthers website. Read More »

Conte On Barkley: He Has Great Potential

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Ross Barkley has signed for Chelsea from Everton , the Premier League champions have announced. 'I think the club decided on this investment also for his contract. Conte had expressed his opinion to the Chelsea hierarchy and left them to do the negotiationsm but has been a big fan of Barkley for a long time. Blues chief Conte said: "We are talking about an English player, a young player, with good prospects for Chelsea". Read More »