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Kohli, Vijay steady India's reply in second test versus South Africa

Kohli, Vijay steady India's reply in second test versus South Africa

But India's bowling unit, spearheaded by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (3/90), took four wickets in the final session to show the team's intent of making a strong comeback after the defeat in the opening Test in Cape Town. Vijay, at the other end, batted with patience, backing his defensive techniques to the hilt. After wickets fell in heaps in the first Test at Newlands, the pitch at SuperSport Park presented an entirely different proposition as batsmen ruled the roost. Read More

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Sam Bradford Will be Active Sunday

Sam Bradford Will be Active Sunday

Despite the decisive defeat against the Steelers that day, though, there was a certain assurance Keenum gave his teammates that suggested they'd be all right. "He's been that way since he was in college throwing for yards out of the sky, throwing everything he wanted to throw". After Holgorson left, Kliff Kingsbury, now the head coach at Texas Tech, took charge of the quarterbacks. Read More

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Saints march on after 31-26 win over Panthers

Saints march on after 31-26 win over Panthers

The Saints (12-5) will be out to avenge a 29-19 season-opening loss to the Vikings (13-3), a game played almost four months ago on a national stage at the same stadium and the site of Super Bowl LII on February 4. "If you are going to stack the box, try to stop the run and try to take us (running backs) out of the game, then he is going to hurt you". Newton quickly completed passes of 19 yards to Devin Funchess and 21 yards to Kaelin Clay , and a defensive holding call on safety Rafael Bush ... Read More

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Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0: Stamford Bridge stalemate as Sanchez sits out

Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0: Stamford Bridge stalemate as Sanchez sits out

They had 21 shots to just eight from Arsenal , yet the tie remains on a knife-edge heading into the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on January 24. Alex Iwobi was selected despite Wenger saying he could be fined for reportedly partying until the early hours of Saturday morning and the Arsenal winger nearly repaid his manager's faith with a drive that Courtois pushed away. Read More

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Brian Gutekunst succeeds Ted Thompson as Packers GM

Brian Gutekunst succeeds Ted Thompson as Packers GM

Gutekunst will be entering his 20th season with the Packers. The Houston Texans flew him in Saturday and planned to interview him for their vacancy on Sunday , but he took the job in Green Bay instead. The Packers have not officially announced a hiring. The Packers had to tread through some drama . Signing just one player would be more active than Thompson, but Wood is likely hinting at Gutekunst looking to build the roster with a lot more veteran help. Read More

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Jon Gruden to be named coach of Oakland Raiders

Jon Gruden to be named coach of Oakland Raiders

Gruden, who began his head coaching career with the Raiders in 1998, will succeed Jack Del Rio, who was sacked following a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that capped a disappointing 6-10 campaign. He went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002. Gruden holds an all-time mark of 95-81 over 11 seasons with the Raiders and the Bucs and is 5-4 in the playoffs. Read More

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Former Raiders QB Carson Palmer announces his retirement

Former Raiders QB Carson Palmer announces his retirement

But he never was able to regain that form, taking a step back last season and suffering a season-ending injury in the Cardinals' 33-0 loss in London this season to the Los Angeles Rams. The retirement of Palmer and Arians, as well as the expected retirement of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, leaves the Cardinals at a crossroads heading into the offseason. Read More

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Texans GM Rick Smith to take leave of absence

Texans GM Rick Smith to take leave of absence

Alex Marvez of Sporting News reported Sunday that Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was set to force owner Bob McNair to choose between keeping him or Smith for 2018 and beyond. Watt and promising rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson among others, comes on the heels of back-to-back AFC South titles for Houston . One source went so far as to tell Wilson, "It's toxic". Read More

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Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC

Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC

Leading 7-3 in the second quarter, the Patriots took control of the game. Sure, that's cold, but this is also the 50th anniversary of the Ice Bowl, which was played in -15 degree weather with a wind chill of -48. A three-time All-Pro, Gronkowski finished the regular season with 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns. He caught six passes for 40 yards and ran 26 times for 93 yards. Read More

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Kansas City Chiefs To Start Pat Mahomes in Week 17

Kansas City Chiefs To Start Pat Mahomes in Week 17

Mahomes said he's been preparing like a starter all season, a byproduct of being the backup, even though he's accustomed to running the scout team in practice. Reid confirmed many younger players will get extended action in the finale, meaning Mahomes may not have the benefit of working with Pro Bowlers Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt and one of the league's better offensive lines. Read More

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Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool 'under pressure' in UCL race

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool 'under pressure' in UCL race

But the hosts suddenly came alive and, unbelievably, they were ahead by the 58th minute with goals from Alexis Sanchez , Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil turning the game upside down. They were beaten 3-2 at home by Swansea in January last season, in one of the most damaging results of a hard winter for Klopp's side. I apologised, but if the people apologised to me for everything they said it would be a long time. Read More

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Kobe Bryant Leaves Warriors Vs. Lakers Jersey-Retirement Game Early

Kobe Bryant Leaves Warriors Vs. Lakers Jersey-Retirement Game Early

That probably had a lot to do with him needing to get his kids home at a reasonable time, but Twitter couldn't get enough of the fact that Kobe left and the Lakers lost by two. Shaq, Magic, Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Derek Fisher, Jerry West, James Worthy, Elgin Baylor, Allen Iverson and, of course, Jack Nicholson were all in the building , while ticket prices resembled an NBA Finals market more than a December NBA game. Read More

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Adams says he's victim of 'head hunting'; Davis apologizes

Adams says he's victim of 'head hunting'; Davis apologizes

Say what you will about being aware and "keeping your head on a swivel", Davis' hit was illegal by the letter of the National Football League law. Davis plans to appeal the suspension, according to ESPN and Yahoo Sports. As expected, Adams still didn't care for the hit and went on bit of a Twitter rant Monday morning. The NFL is reviewing the hit for potential discipline for Davis. Read More

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Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal

Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal

He posted an excellent groundball rate (GB%) of 58.1% and saw his fastball velocity increase . With a 3.49 ERA on the road, there is plenty of reason to expect better numbers in a new location. Factoring in ballpark and season, Chatwood still finished last season with an above-average ERA+ of 107, per Baseball Reference . Carrie Muskat of MLB .com passed along word of the free-agent signing. Read More

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Penn State heading to the Fiesta Bowl

Penn State heading to the Fiesta Bowl

Eligible Nittany Lion Club Members - online pre-sale requests begin Sunday, Dec. 3, immediately following announcement of Penn State's bowl game and run through Monday, Dec. 9 in the committee's final rankings, jumping ahead of Miami but falling behind USC, which won the Pac-12. Penn State was able to take all four of those matches, two of which were decided by 1 point. Read More

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Rob Gronkowski suspended one game

Rob Gronkowski suspended one game

Asked if he was concerned about potential additional discipline for Gronkowski, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, "I didn't really see what happened on the whole play". Even with the suspension, Gronkowski shouldn't have much trouble reaching the second tier, as he needs a total of just 15 catches or 151 receiving yards over the New England's final three games to do so. Read More

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All Black Sevens beaten in Dubai final

All Black Sevens beaten in Dubai final

Kenya Sevens have qualified for today's Dubai Sevens Main Cup quarter-final after beating Uganda 29-14 in a physical decisive final Group A match at The Sevens Stadium, last evening. The Pacific Islanders got the conversion and won the restart, but knocked on to thwart their chances of Dubai glory. The men will close out their first day of competition against South Africa at 10:53 a.m. Read More

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Everton to name ex-England manager, Sam Allardyce as boss

Everton to name ex-England manager, Sam Allardyce as boss

With Unsworth overseeing his final match at home to West Ham tonight, Allardyce's first game in charge will be against Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park this Saturday. Everton are now two points above the relegation zone going into Wednesday night's match against West Ham. That victory, when the Toffees came from two down late on to secure a 3-2 victory over Watford, looked like it might be a turning point. Read More

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