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Sam Allardyce has stressed that referee Craig Pawson 's decision to award Everton a penalty in Sunday's Merseyside derby was correct. "Yes. Calvert-Lewin makes a step in this direction and even then there is nothing". Strangely the Reds gaffer, Jurgen Klopp , took the world by surprise after he opted to start the match without the Brazilian duo of Roberto Firmino and Phillipe Coutinho.
  • Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins Ejected Amid Testy Warriors-Pelicans Tussle

    Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins Ejected Amid Testy Warriors-Pelicans Tussle

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    And Draymond Green broke it up, obviously. He reported that security had to close a couple doors to keep Cousins and Durant separated. Durant earned his third ejection in his last 18 games. Everytime I got ejected, I made sure it's late in the game. Additionally, Durant told reporters he has no interest in fighting Cousins or anyone else.
  • Kevin De Bruyne disappointed by Paul Pogba's absence from Manchester derby

    Kevin De Bruyne disappointed by Paul Pogba's absence from Manchester derby

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    Gabriel Jesus also spoke on a next weekend's derby match against United, which he expects to be different: "It will be a good game, a great game, great players, great players". "We are playing well but it does not mean we will go on to win the competition ..." Kevin De Bruyne believes victory in next week's derby would see Manchester City strike a "massive blow" in the title race.
  • Roger Goodell signs contract extension with NFL

    Roger Goodell signs contract extension with NFL

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    The Compensation Committee received authorization from the owners in May to offer an extension to Goodell, but Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been working to stop the process after Goodell has reportedly promised him that running back Ezekiel Elliott would not be suspended.
  • Huskies to play Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl

    Huskies to play Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl

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    Lehigh's hot start hit a brick wall as the team faced off against a string of Penn State's four returning national champions. The Fiesta Bowl will kick off at 2pm on Saturday, December 30th. That game was played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. And with just nine seconds to go Carr stood at the line with his team ahead by two, and drained two free throws to put the Hawkeyes away, turning that streak of 12 straight losses to the start of what Penn State will hope becomes a winning streak.
  • National Football League suspends Patriots' Rob Gronkowski one game for illegal hit

    National Football League suspends Patriots' Rob Gronkowski one game for illegal hit

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    It was unclear what McDermott said to Belichick to elicit that response from the Patriots coach. "I wasn't happy with what ensued after that". I've been a part of plenty of games, whatever sport it might be. I saw on the replay it was just a dirty play , man. It's insane. He obviously saw him on the ground. The NFL last week suspended Broncos CB Aqib Talib and Raiders WR Michael Crabtree for their involvement in a huge scuffle two weeks ago in Oakland, and the league is taking a harder look ...
  • Why we lost to Manchester United - Wenger

    Why we lost to Manchester United - Wenger

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    David de Gea's performance was the "best from a goalkeeper in the world", according to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after his side's thrilling 3-1 win at Arsenal. "He made fantastic saves", Mourinho said. "Last night I watched Napoli v Juventus on TV and we watched a top-class referee". Goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard inside 11 minutes, and a further second-half strike from Lingard , showed United at their best.
  • 3 key matchups to watch: Patriots vs Bills

    3 key matchups to watch: Patriots vs Bills

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    Brady and McDaniels have been together for 14 years with the Patriots. The Patriots offense wasn't explosive but they were playing an inferior opponent and managed to win handily and cover easily. The Patriots had scored at least 13 points in the first half of their previous 11 games. Brady then cited the Bills' most recent game, a 16-10 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium , where the Patriots were crunched 41-14 in the 2014 season in a game that sparked Bill Belichick's ...
  • Anthony Davis faces $25k fine after ejection — ESPN Insider

    Anthony Davis faces $25k fine after ejection — ESPN Insider

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    User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. David has missed time due to shoulder, ankle, hand and back injuries since entering the league, and a groin problem would unfortunately be yet another concern.
  • Scott Frost Coming To Nebraska

    Scott Frost Coming To Nebraska

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    It's understandable that Frost would feel at least some remorse, considering that he has done an incredible job of turning around UCF in the past two seasons. A former Nebraska quarterback from 1995-97, Frost turned away interest from Florida and deflected questions about his future in the days leading up to the AAC championship game.
  • Vijay, Kohli daddy hundreds lift India to 371/4 on day one

    Vijay, Kohli daddy hundreds lift India to 371/4 on day one

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    Tendulkar achieved this achievement in 25 years and 301 days. Dhawan (23, 35b, 4x4) and Vijay had got the innings off to a brisk start, the first 10 runs producing 40-plus runs. The 5000 runs came in 105th innings, which is the fourth fastest among the Indian batsmen after Sunil Gavaskar (95 innings), Virender Sehwag (98 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (103 innings).
  • All Blacks Sevens beaten by South Africa in Dubai final

    All Blacks Sevens beaten by South Africa in Dubai final

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    Eden Agero put restored Kenya's lead thanks to some quick thinking as he rose off the ruck unnoticed after tapping against the ball and then racing clear of two Ugandan clutches score to make it 12-7. England now travel to Cape Town where they will compete on 9-10 December. "We had a long pre-season and a few of the guys were involved in 15-man rugby and we have been saying that it's a 'brand new team with some familiar faces'".
  • Bjorn Borg inspires Jose Mourinho's pursuit of Manchester City in EPL

    Bjorn Borg inspires Jose Mourinho's pursuit of Manchester City in EPL

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    The colourful, explosive rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United is set for its latest installment on Saturday as the Red Devils pay a visit to Emirates Stadium. "I play a game at a time and that is the way to do it", Mourinho told reporters on Friday. It is just the game, it is Arsenal. We don't think how many points we are in front of them, how many points we are behind the leader.
  • Sam Allarydce reveals the 2 reasons which convinced him to join Everton

    Sam Allarydce reveals the 2 reasons which convinced him to join Everton

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    The bookmaker replaced Chang Beer as Everton's shirt sponsor in the summer, signing a five-year agreement with the Goodison Park club. In what is turning out to be a jolly good day for Proper Football Men™ that Know The League™, it's being reported that Sam Allardyce has agreed to take over at Everton, a little over two weeks after initial talks between the two parties dwindled to nothing.
  • It's Jimmy G time: Garoppolo to make first start for 49ers Sunday

    It's Jimmy G time: Garoppolo to make first start for 49ers Sunday

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    Garoppolo was expected to take over the starting job for the 49ers after the franchise traded for him four weeks ago. Garoppolo entered the game with just 1:07 remaining, but had enough time to throw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Louis Murphy in the 24-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks .
  • Gunman holds up Las Vegas casino

    Gunman holds up Las Vegas casino

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    Officers say a white male robbed the Bellagio's poker cage with a handgun. The suspect then fled in a silver Chevrolet Cruze he parked at the valet area. "Excellent staff, cool under pressure", he added. "We're very comfortable that we'll get some good leads and apprehend the individual", Metro Capt.