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Rashford wastefully blasted high from just inside the area after showing great feet to work his way into the box and, for all their dominance, it took United until the 21st minute to force Scott Carson into a save, the former England goalkeeper flying to his right to keep out Juan Mata's free-kick.
  • Vikings beat Bears, clinch 1st-round bye in NFC playoffs

    Vikings beat Bears, clinch 1st-round bye in NFC playoffs

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    The goal is to make rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky beat them. Two of the Vikings' longest three plays came on Chicago pass interference penalties of 25 and 27 yards. "I think, usually when you get good statistically in total yards it's because you don't give up a lot of plays in the passing game and you can be pretty good that way".
  • De Bruyne carried off at Palace as Jesus also suffers injury

    De Bruyne carried off at Palace as Jesus also suffers injury

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    City were looking to catch Crystal Palace on the break late on in Sunday's 0-0 draw, with Ederson saving a Luka Milivojevic penalty just a few moments earlier. Afterwards Pep Guardiola said: " Gabriel Jesus is injured, he will be out for maybe one month or two months". "We were lucky against Tottenham, with Kevin, we were lucky against Newcastle , (with Ilkay) Gundogan; today we will see what happens".
  • Allardyce confirms Everton's plans to sign striker

    Allardyce confirms Everton's plans to sign striker

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    Everton have entered the final stretch of their negotiations with Besiktas for the signature of Turkey worldwide striker Cenk Tosun , it has been claimed. We can't cloud the fact that we've won more penalties than anyone else in the Premier League, that won't always happen. "The players that are already here, like Sandro, haven't picked up the pace of the Premier League and been able to show what they showed in Spain".
  • Dana White reveals likely time frame for McGregor's UFC return

    Dana White reveals likely time frame for McGregor's UFC return

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    The win put him on a list with McGregor, BJ Penn and Randy Couture as the only fighters to claim UFC gold in multiple weight classes. Meanwhile, a logjam of title contenders now waits to advance while interim champion Tony Ferguson (24-3 MMA, 14-1 UFC ) pushes for a title unifier .
  • The Browns get their quarterback and help the secondary: NFL Mock Draft

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    UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen , a projected No. 1 pick in the 2018 National Football League draft, isn't so keen on being a top pick if it means he's playing for the "wrong team". The Giants (2-13) are likely to hold the No. 2 pick in the draft and will be in the market for Eli Manning's replacement. With the first pick next April, the Browns have to pick a quarterback, and they need to make sure they get it right.
  • Patrick Mahomes to start at QB for Chiefs vs. Broncos

    Patrick Mahomes to start at QB for Chiefs vs. Broncos

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    The Chiefs (9-6) don't need to win it, though. He went in the third round to the Giants, who have yet to let him take a snap despite being 2-13 and out of the playoff hunt for half the season. But fans continued to grumble about his conservative style, particularly during a four-game losing stretch that included poor passing performances against the Giants and Bills.
  • Manchester City Set To Fork Out £60m For Southampton's Van Dijk

    Manchester City Set To Fork Out £60m For Southampton's Van Dijk

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    However, while a move never materialized for the Dutchman, things could be different in the winter window, especially as it now looks like Barcelona have also entered the race to sign him. Mary's. But the new boss has simply put it down to picking the best squad. Manchester City are edging ever closer to agreeing a fee for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk .
  • UCLA's Rosen nonetheless not cleared for Cactus Bowl

    UCLA's Rosen nonetheless not cleared for Cactus Bowl

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    The UCLA gunslinger will make his draft decision at some point following the Cactus Bowl (versus Kansas State ) on Tuesday. The choice would seem to be between another year as a hero in sunny southern California versus moving to northern OH and becoming another in a long line of cursed quarterbacks.
  • Studs and duds from Bills 37-16 loss vs. Patriots

    Studs and duds from Bills 37-16 loss vs. Patriots

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    Because he's such a huge threat as a receiver, the Bills were forced to have nickel personnel on the field even when the Patriots used two tight ends. "Regarding the Buffalo no touchdown, nothing more irritating to an official than to make a great call and then someone in a suit in an office in NY incorrectly reverses it", he posted on Twitter.
  • Monaco chief Vasilyev warns Arsenal, Liverpool off Lemar

    Monaco chief Vasilyev warns Arsenal, Liverpool off Lemar

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    However, the Ligue 1 champs have now confirmed that no deal will be happening at the start of the New Year. That will come as a huge boost for the Reds who could be looking to replace Coutinho in the January window. The France worldwide was the subject of huge transfer speculation in the summer and Premier League outfit Arsenal were close to acquiring his services after launching an audacious £ 90million bid.
  • Everton receive boost ahead of Chelsea clash

    Everton receive boost ahead of Chelsea clash

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    Some rumours are true, some are wrong. "We have to play every three days and it's not right that these rumours disturb us". If they deserve it, I'm ready to play with very young players. "It's a big loss for us, but it happens and it's OK". It's not simple to concede a goal in the last minute of the game. They are in a good moment of form.
  • Arsenal 3 Liverpool 3: Points shared in classic Christmas cracker

    Arsenal 3 Liverpool 3: Points shared in classic Christmas cracker

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    Alexis Sanchez , Mesut Ozil and Jurgen Klopp's scintillating "Fab Four" all starred in attack at various intervals. Gaps in midfield, players being dispossessed easily and a 20-year-old central midfield playing at left-back limping against 20-goal Egyptian forward Salah in a one-on-one duel - there was just so much to talk about.
  • Patriots ban Brady's trainer from plane, sideline

    Patriots ban Brady's trainer from plane, sideline

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    Brady believes in him. Brady also said that Guerrero "has been a huge, huge reason why I'm still playing" at age 40. What are some of the ventures they've partnered in? . Guerrero later stopped selling it. While Guerrero treated Patriots players and other TB12 clients there, investigators looked into allegations that he was practicing physical therapy without a license.
  • Lane Kiffin Agrees To 10-Year Extension At FAU

    Lane Kiffin Agrees To 10-Year Extension At FAU

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    Kiffin's impact has transcended football . However, the Owls might have to depend on another coach to get there, because Kiffin isn't signing away a decade of his coaching life to stay at FAU . That includes winning the Conference USA title and blowing out everyone in the league. While on the defense side Akron will have to rely heavily on linebacker Ulysses Gilbert III.
  • Stephanie McMahon announces women's only Royal Rumble match

    Stephanie McMahon announces women's only Royal Rumble match

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    Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made the massive announcement on the December 18 edition of Raw , declaring that female WWE Superstars will compete for a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34 . Suddenly, the rest of the Raw Women's Division, including Alexa Bliss who hadn't been featured at all during the show, ran down to put the Absolution in their place.
  • Cam Newton taunts Packers before throwing TD pass

    Cam Newton taunts Packers before throwing TD pass

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    It was his first game with three interceptions since November 8, 2009. But it's his arm on which the Packers' hopes rest, and his arm failed him. Olsen, who spent eight games on injured reserve with a fractured foot and missed the next game and a half with soreness in the foot, looked a shell of himself in last week's win against Minnesota with no catches on one target.
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain hails Liverpool team-mate Coutinho's class

    Oxlade-Chamberlain hails Liverpool team-mate Coutinho's class

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    We knew we would get a very offensive-minded midfielder who is a lot of games a striker but also has the ability to make goals, to setup goals. He also has six goals in Europe so far this season, as Liverpool reached the knockout stages of the Champions League .
  • Brazilian midfielder Kaka retires at age 35

    Brazilian midfielder Kaka retires at age 35

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    Kaka tweeted Sunday that "I'm now ready for the next journey". Kaka played for Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid during his career. "Now I will prepare to continue in football and have another function, but will not be more like a professional player", said the World Cup, Champions League, Serie A and LaLiga victor.
  • McGregor responds to Pacquiao fight speculation

    McGregor responds to Pacquiao fight speculation

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    Since the title win, a transition to professional boxing would take place and McGregor would suffer a tenth round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather this past August . Even though he was no match for Mayweather, the man who makes no bones about being in the fight game for the money left Las Vegas with a much beefier bank balance.