• Chelsea's transfer ban could have knock on effect for Real Madrid
Chelsea's transfer ban could have knock on effect for Real Madrid

Chelsea categorically refute the findings of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and will therefore be appealing the decision. Barca were given a ban of two windows in 2014 for breaches regarding the transfers of players under the age of 18.

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  • NFL Draft: No compensatory picks for Bears
NFL Draft: No compensatory picks for Bears

But today, the Redskins got four picks back, via the NFL's compensatory draft pick formula. Tight end Nick Boyle and defensive end Brent Urban, both pending free agents, along with defensive tackle Willie Henry were also selected with compensatory picks.

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  • Halep growing in confidence as Dubai quarters are finalised
Halep growing in confidence as Dubai quarters are finalised

Crowd favourite and third seed Halep coped with gusty conditions at the Aviation Club as she beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-3, 7-5, breaking seven times. Elsewhere, Hsieh Su-Wei defeated Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-1, 6-2 while Viktoria Kuzmova accounted for seventh seed Kiki Bertens , beating this month's St Petersburg champion 6-2, 4-6, 7-...

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  • Manny Machado to Padres for $300M in surprise end to saga
Manny Machado to Padres for $300M in surprise end to saga

San Diego won but 66 games last season. UPDATE (Tuesday, 12:29 p.m.): ESPN's Jeff Passan reports Manny Machado is signing with the San Diego Padres . Majority had him going to the New York Yankees . Sources around the league believe Harper could surpass him shortly with a deal close to what Stanton received.

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  • Bayern Munich pulled off a 'tactical masterclass' against Liverpool
Bayern Munich pulled off a 'tactical masterclass' against Liverpool

If you sign up to a service by clicking one of the links, we may earn a referral fee. Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson insists his side can still get past Bayern Munich in the Champions League despite their disappointing Anfield stalemate .

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  • Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent

Bell is free to go wherever he wants. Steelers are not tagging Le'Veon Bell, according to GM Kevin Colbert: "Le'Veon is still a great player". Bell, who turned 27 on Monday, rushed for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns over five seasons with the Steelers, while also catching 312 passes for 2,660 yards and seven touchdowns.

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  • Tyson Fury agrees lucrative deal to be co-promoted by Top Rank
Tyson Fury agrees lucrative deal to be co-promoted by Top Rank

Months removed from their first fight - a majority draw - he's still unhappy with the result. 'Given the huge public interest following the first fight for our heavyweight belt between Wilder and Fury, we mandated the rematch and extended the time for the parties to negotiate before going to purse bids.

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  • Pakistan Recalls Envoy From India Amid Rising Tensions
Pakistan Recalls Envoy From India Amid Rising Tensions

Pakistan did admit that the suicide attacks were of "grave concern" but has denied any involvement in the attack. India has blamed the suicide attack on Pakistan , which it says harbors the JeM group, and threatened a "jaw-breaking response." It's the latest spike in violence in a region which has been fought over for decades.

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  • Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Zach LaVine enters 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Zach LaVine enters 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Smith failed to complete a dunk in the first round of the finals, and Diallo played it safe on his to take the lead. On Saturday night, the National Basketball Association held its annual Slam Dunk Contest where the Oklahoma City Thunder's Hamidou Diallo made jaws drop with a dunk for the ages.

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  • Tiger cards best Riviera round since 2004
Tiger cards best Riviera round since 2004

Woods was referring to the start of the WGC-Mexico Championship in Mexico City, where it will presumably be considerably warmer than it was at Riviera the last few days. "It's a big day, a lot of golf ", Scott said. Two years later, Littler rallied from three shots behind in the final round at Oakland Hills to win the U.S.

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  • Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard poised for quick returns from injury?
Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard poised for quick returns from injury?

The Chilean attacker was ineffective once more as a substitute in Tuesday's home Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain , leading caretaker-boss Solskjaer to proclaim that Sanchez needs to "find himself" out on the field of play. "We need every player to perform at the best level because we're challenging to be top four, we're challenging ...

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  • MLB Insider: Bryce Harper
MLB Insider: Bryce Harper "Appears" To Have Found His Team

After the latest round of rumors and reports , all signs seem to be pointing to Harper eventually becoming a member of the Philadelphia Phillies . However, as Heyman emphasized, nothing is imminent as of now. For Harper, his demands are something perhaps only the Phillies can meet at this point in the offseason.

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  • Liverpools Firmino Lovren absent from training ahead of Bayern Munich clash
Liverpools Firmino Lovren absent from training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

The Brazil worldwide has played in every single one of Liverpool's matches this season, scoring 11 times in 34 appearances. Of course, five minutes in a broken lift is hardly going to derail a Champions League campaign, but then again it's hardly ideal preparation for a Champions League knockout clash.

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  • Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020
Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

According to Harvard professor John Yoo, Trump has the power to declare an emergency at the border, especially because Congress in 2006 passed a law approved by Democrats and Republicans authorizing the construction of a wall. Several Texas landowners and the Frontera Audobon Society say they'll be adversely affected by construction for the presi...

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  • Former Wahoo Joe Harris Wins NBA Three-Point Shootout
Former Wahoo Joe Harris Wins NBA Three-Point Shootout

Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points. Curry finished the first round with a score of 27, drilling his last 10 shots to take the lead and advance. Although Harris won the Three-Point Contest trophy, he won't be keeping it. Harris will be giving the trophy to the University of Charlot...

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  • Cup: Newport County 1-4 Man City
Cup: Newport County 1-4 Man City

City's visit to South Wales had only one realistic outcome, but the win wasn't quite as simple as most expected. "Sometimes it's easier to play against Arsenal and Chelsea and in the Champions League". Though Day was left with a bloodied nose, he was able to continue, making a sharp save to stop City doubling their lead soon after. Foden doub...

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  • Pulisic: Dortmund 'mentality' to blame for Tottenham defeat
Pulisic: Dortmund 'mentality' to blame for Tottenham defeat

Spurs boss Pochettino described the match as a game of two halves, but the Argentine believes his side's confidence shone through in second to help his team pull away. The Spurs' boss kept his faith in young 21-year-old Juan Foyth, who formed part of an unmoved back three and was gifted a three-goal advantage with no reply.

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  • Former Super Bowl MVP Flacco to Broncos
Former Super Bowl MVP Flacco to Broncos

After the Minnesota Vikings made a decision to move on from Case Keenum in 2018, the veteran quarterback ended up finding a new home with the Denver Broncos . Per OverTheCap.com , Flacco has a $26.5 million cap obligation for the 2019 season, and a $16 million cap hit were he to be released. From 2008-12, Flacco led the Ravens to the playoffs i...

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  • Chelsea FC identify top target to replace Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC identify top target to replace Maurizio Sarri

But three minutes from time , Asensio popped up with the victor for Real. Uefa have opened an investigation into Sergio Ramos following comments he made after his booking against Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night. "It is not to underestimate the opposition but sometimes you have to make tough decisions", said Ramos after th...

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  • Tottenham planning for Kane, Alli to return for second leg
Tottenham planning for Kane, Alli to return for second leg

Son opened the scoring in the second half and proved a menace for the Germans' defence. Insisting his players deserved all the praise after emerging from a gruelling schedule with their best result of the season, Pochettino said: "I want to congratulate my players one more time".

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  • Man United boss Solskjaer reveals who will not play against Chelsea
Man United boss Solskjaer reveals who will not play against Chelsea

It is painfully ironic that the very tactic of counterattacking which was linked to be the home-side's go-to measure turned out to be their bane. United have already been outclassed at home by one of the best teams in Europe this season when Juventus beat them 1-0 in the group stages.

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  • Mickelson leads by three as Pebble Beach heads to Monday finish
Mickelson leads by three as Pebble Beach heads to Monday finish

Mickelson won at Pebble Beach for the fifth time , matching the record set by Mark O'Meara. "It has been a special week for me", Mickelson said. I was very appreciative of that. After an early birdie, Casey struggled to make anything happen. Casey resumed with a three-foot par putt at the 16th hole on Monday, while Mickelson had already comple...

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  • Angel Di Maria Responds After Being Booed By Old Trafford Crowd
Angel Di Maria Responds After Being Booed By Old Trafford Crowd

The 30-year-old kept his cool after a bottle was thrown at him but appeared to swear at Manchester United fans during the celebrations for PSG's opening goal. After the break, his deep corner to the far post should have been dealt with better by Nemanja Matic, allowing Presnel Kimpembe to convert, but the assist for PSG's second was superb.

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  • Naomi Osaka in shock split with tennis coach
Naomi Osaka in shock split with tennis coach

An ex-ATP tour player , Bajin won 13 Grand Slams while in the Serena camp, including all four major tournaments and a hat-trick of Wimbledon and US Open titles in a partnership that lasted from 2008 to 2015. Under Bajin, Osaka rose from world number 72 at the start of 2018 to the summit of the rankings little over a year later. She was born in J...

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  • Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Leicester
Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Leicester

Lloris calls for total concentration of the players and the presence of fans at Wembley to ensure victory. "I am more relaxed now because we won the game, three important points we got, but so disappointed with the situation because everyone wants to talk about different clubs or players, but do you think we are a team that is trying to cheat t...

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  • Klopp calm despite Liverpool pressure: Robertson
Klopp calm despite Liverpool pressure: Robertson

A few weeks ago they were seven points clear and when Manchester City lost at Newcastle you thought it was there - what an opportunity for Liverpool that was. "I think in the last week the race has really started". Next up for Liverpool, on February 19, is the first leg of a heavyweight European clash with Bayern Munich, before then returning...

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  • We're Lucky Neymar Isn't Playing, Manchester United Star Admits
We're Lucky Neymar Isn't Playing, Manchester United Star Admits

UNITED have enjoyed an incredible turnaround under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer . If the Sweden global is passed fit he is likely to start against the French champions at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. "Now I am always smiling". Speaking to reporters ahead of the game, Julian Draxler said he has been asking Di Maria questions about United. Firstly ...

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  • Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout
Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout

So no, because at the beginning (of the season) it (his style of football) worked. Sarri's side were well beaten and could have been much more so with Aguero offered a sure tap in at the start of the game. "It was not easy because Chelsea demanded a lot and we defended deeper, like never before, because they have the quality to find spaces". ...

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  • Chelsea players pass their verdict on Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea players pass their verdict on Maurizio Sarri

The defeat was Chelsea's worst since their 7-0 loss to Nottingham Forest in 1991 and will raise serious questions about the direction the team is going in under Italian Sarri as they slipped to sixth place on 50 points, a point off the top four.

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  • India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand

The morale-boosting victory for New Zealand came after being whipped 4-1 by India in the earlier one-day global series. The visitors will now look to capitalize on their win and aim to end their month-long tour to New Zealand on a high note.

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  • Manchester United closing in on permanent manager appointment
Manchester United closing in on permanent manager appointment

Anthony Martial scored a superb solo effort in between two Paul Pogba goals at Craven Cottage, putting United back in the Champions League spots after a six-month absence. In recent matches, the Fulham boss has opted to start him on the bench - even though Whites fans are frustrated not to see him pitched in at the start.

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  • XFL To Announce Hiring Of Big Name Football Coach For Dallas Team
XFL To Announce Hiring Of Big Name Football Coach For Dallas Team

On Thursday, Oliver Luck officially announced former Oklahoma Sooners football head coach Bob Stoops will be the head coach and GM of the forthcoming Dallas XFL franchise. "At first I thought it probably wouldn't be for me", Stoops said . "I have a lot of respect for him and when he talks I listen". "Initially, I was like I don't think that wo...

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  • Leafs re-sign Auston Matthews to five-year contract
Leafs re-sign Auston Matthews to five-year contract

The average annual value of the contract is $11.634 million. Matthews, 21, would have been a restricted free agent this summer. The former first overall draft pick is in his third season with the Leafs. He has also represented the United States at two World Junior Championships (2015, 2016), capturing a bronze in 2016, two World U-18 Champion...

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  • Klopp sets Gomez timeline with Liverpool trio close to returning
Klopp sets Gomez timeline with Liverpool trio close to returning

The win means City , who took the lead on goal difference on Wednesday (Thursday NZT), must beat Chelsea on Sunday (Monday NZT) in order to prevent Liverpool from establishing another gap with a game in hand. It's not easy to win, it's not easy to get (into) the Champions League. The Italian, however, is under no illusions as to the task facin...

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  • Six Nations: Ireland's attack 'like watching paint dry'
Six Nations: Ireland's attack 'like watching paint dry'

In a game of tight margins, the Ulster hooker said his team's ability to convert their opportunities was vital: "We had a couple of chances and we took them and we were quite clinical when we had the ball". Best, who has skippered the Irish to two wins over world champions New Zealand and the Six Nations Grand Slam last year, specially praised ...

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