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Sports Barcelona prepared to pay big for Coutinho
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Liverpool rejected three bids for him in the summer and included him in their Champions League squad for the group stage. The club have this week landed themselves in hot water after Atletico Madrid reported them to Uefa for allegedly tapping up Antoine Griezmann without their permission.

Sports Mike Green continues to find defensive balance with Red Wings
Author: 0 Mike Green continues to find defensive balance with Red Wings

With a.905 save percentage and 26.1 saves per game, Jaroslav Halak (9-10-1) has been the top option in goal for the Islanders this year. We're finding ways to win games where we don't play complete games. Blashill has wanted the defense to join the play and be active since the start of training camp. Red Wings win, 6-3. Instead, Green wants Detroit to "stick to our principles and stay the course" as it attempts to end the calendar year with a strong road-trip.

Sports PSG director starts war of words with Real Madrid over Neymar
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On the field he always tries to pick me out. "It is a bit like I am aware of the fact that I am living something of a waking dream". He loves the club and is doing very well here. "Immediately [after joining PSG], I put myself under his wing and he helped me integrate". Before I arrived late in the transfer window, he would not stop sending me messages.

Sports 5-star tackle Jackson Carman picks Clemson over Ohio State
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Predictions about Carman's choice wavered throughout his recruitment, but on Wednesday, it was a Christmas wish come true for co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott. Several coaches have voiced a strong opposition to the new period, citing concerns that range from a crunched schedule in December to prospects burning official visits during their junior year of high school.

Sports Carabao Cup: Chelsea join Arsenal, Manchester City in semi-final
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However, despite the testing nature of the fixture, Conte has chose to start Ethan Ampadu and Kenedy. Artur Boruc starts in net, with Adam Smith, Simon Francis , Steve Cook and Jack Simpson at the back. Antonio Conte looked pained by much of this occasion, his celebrations at the end betraying relief rather than delight, though squeezing a semi-final place from such an anxious contest may end up being to his advantage.

Sports LaVar Ball looking to create pro basketball league
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The league would be slated to begin play in the summer of 2018. The league's logo is a silouhette of Ball's son, Lonzo, the Los Angeles Lakers' point guard. There are still many hurdles remaining for the league before an actual game can be played. "But if you don't want to and you don't think that it's right for your family then don't come".

Sports Former Mavs player looking for his stolen toilet
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Charlie Villanueva last played in the National Basketball Association in the 2015-16 season for the Dallas Mavericks before the Mavs renounced his rights. On top of his toilet being jacked, the 33-year-old appeared to grow very aggravated that Dallas police weren't responding to his report. If you're in the Dallas area and someone tries to sell you a used toilet from the back of a van or on Craigslist, please call the police.

Sports Orioles pitcher Zach Britton suffers Achilles injury
Author: 0 Orioles pitcher Zach Britton suffers Achilles injury

At 29 years old, Britton still is in his prime, especially for a closer. Early reports have Britton missing at least 4-6 months of action, but the timetable will be set once Britton has surgery. The Orioles may still choose to hit the proverbial "big red panic button" and trade away Machado and Brach anyway, giving them a jump-start on a rebuild.

Sports Joel Embiid expected back by Christmas
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Even so, Embiid's checkered health history means the 76ers will give him as much time off as he needs to recuperate from the injury, which he experienced after playing a career-high 49 minutes in a triple-overtime loss to the Thunder on December 15.

Sports Emory Jones Officially Flips From Ohio State To Florida
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Four-star quarterback Emory Jones from Franklin, Ga., decommitted from Ohio State and will sign with Florida on Wednesday. Jones, a 6-foot-3, 195-pounder out of Franklin (Ga.) Heard County, is now committed to Ohio State, but word around the Gators' camp is that hopes are quite high, and that includes the hopes of Huggins, who committed to UF on Sunday after his official visit weekend.

Sports Giants trade for Evan Longoria
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Aside from moving Span (a Tampa native), the Giants also dealt top hitting prospect Christian Arroyo (another Florida native) as well as pitching prospects Stephen Woods and Matt Krook . But since signing it, he's posted a cumulative.265/.325/.457 line with a 116 OPS+- decidedly pedestrian numbers for that kind of investment. That's a risk the Giants are willing to take, and it's easy to understand why.

Sports Five-star Micah Parsons recommits to Penn State
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Parsons had initially swerved the live audience with his video by turning down the Penn State shirt when offered. Micah Parsons is headed to Penn State, he announced on Wednesday. Barrett. The top-ranked uncommitted player in the class of 2018 revealed his college decision on the first day of the early signing period. This contradicted an earlier Lantern report that stated Ohio State was forced end its recruitment of Parsons due to self-reported NCAA violations from the same official ...

Sports Messi receives awards for top scorer, best player in La Liga
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La Liga is one of the most prestigious league football competition in the World which is based on Spain. The match would be tough for Barcelona because they will not get the ground support. The goal, also the Argentine's 500th strike for his club, proved futile in Barca's pursuit of Madrid , who still won a first La Liga crown in five years, but has had a surprising knock on effect on the current campaign.

Sports Man jailed for sixteen weeks for racially abusing Raheem Sterling
Author: 0 Man jailed for sixteen weeks for racially abusing Raheem Sterling

Greater Manchester Police said a 29-year-old man was in custody on suspicion of racially aggravated assault and the incident, involving City forward Raheem Sterling, was being treated as a hate crime. In sentencing him, magistrate Diana Webb-Hobson called it an "entirely unprovoked attack" and described Anderson's previous record as "appalling". The court heard Anderson already has 25 convictions for 37 offences, including football-related violence.

Sports Suarez praises Barcelona targets Griezmann and Coutinho
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He has undoubtedly done that and as the Reds sit in fourth place in the Premier League, the Brazilian has been instrumental in the dazzling attacking play that has become a hallmark of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool . And Barca always want the best players. Sport claims in its Wednesday's front cover (20 December) that both parties discussed the economic details of the transfer with hopes that Coutinho could complete his long-awaited transfer to La Liga in time for the traditional Spanish ...

Sports Jose Mourinho Plotting Stunning £90m Move For His Former Attacker
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Providing that Zinedine Zidane is still at the Real helm come next July, it's much more likely that Hazard would join Los Blancos than complete a shock switch to United. Hazard has developed in to one of the best attackers in Europe since joining Chelsea from Lille in 2012 as he's provided 80 goals and 69 assists to help the Blues win two Premier League titles.

Sports Pre-season win over Spurs key to City´s season, Guardiola claims
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They backed him in the summer to reshape the squad with a near £200 million spend and the improvement has been enormous with City setting an English record of 16 successive victories. Guardiola failed to win a trophy for the first time in his managerial career last season, but as well as being hot favourites to win the league this campaign, his side visit Leicester City in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday and Swiss side FC Basel in the Champions League last 16 in February.

Sports Bracewell sets up easy New Zealand win
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Man-of-the-match Bracewell ended a lengthy exile from worldwide cricket by dismissing Gayle (22) and Shai Hope (0) in his first over. He was sentenced to community service in May for his third drink-driving offence. The Black Caps always looked comfortable chasing the modest total, overhauling it with four overs remaining at Whangarei's Cobham Oval. Powell, who reached his first ODI half century from 47 balls, with a six and a four off the bowling of Trent Boult, put on 45 in a valuable ...