• Merseyside Derby Adds Extra Spice to Festive Fixtures
Merseyside Derby Adds Extra Spice to Festive Fixtures

Liverpool's Divock Origi is expecting "a war" with Everton at Goodison Park on Monday, when he will likely confront Ramiro Funes Mori for the first time since being injured by the Argentina defender last season. "They are still huge for Liverpool but it's such a big thing to beat Liverpool - I remember that as an Everton fan as a kid...

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  • Youngstown State wins FCS playoffs semifinal on last-minute behind-the-back catch
Youngstown State wins FCS playoffs semifinal on last-minute behind-the-back catch

The championship game will mark their fifth meeting all-time, with Youngstown State holding a 3-1 series lead. I'm admittedly not well-versed enough to back him up on that, but it certainly has to be on the shortlist in Penguins program history.

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  • James contemplates Madrid future with offers on table
James contemplates Madrid future with offers on table

Contrast that with a Kashima outfit that had nine players who have spent their entire professional career with that club, and a trio of that number who were reared from the junior ranks right the way through to the senior team. Al Alhy have lifted eight CAF Champions Leagues trophies, six CAF Super Cups, four African Cup Winners' Cups, one CAF Conf...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association fines England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over poppies
Federation Internationale de Football Association fines England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over poppies

They were also fined 30,000 Swiss francs ($29,000). Federation Internationale de Football Association has also sanctioned Chile for homophobic chanting and they have been ordered to play their next two home World Cup qualifiers, against Paraguay and Ecuador, behind closed doors.

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  • Match Updates and Confirmed Teams for the Merseyside Derby
Match Updates and Confirmed Teams for the Merseyside Derby

The Scot's arrival at Anfield raised quite a few eyebrows and the reaction was justified. The Derby is the longest running in the top flight of English football, with the two sides playing against each other since 1962-1963. Will Klopp's Liverpool take all three points and take over second place? If the "Toffees" need a lot more work to do to...

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  • Gymnastics doctor indicted on child porn charges
Gymnastics doctor indicted on child porn charges

The indictment against Dr. Larry Nassar was unsealed Friday in federal court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nassar had one or more computer disks that contained thousands of images of child pornography , the Detroit Free Press reported. According to a review of police files and court cases conducted by the Indianapolis Star and USA Today on Saturday...

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  • Paige VanZant Praises Michelle Waterson, Promises She'll Be Back
Paige VanZant Praises Michelle Waterson, Promises She'll Be Back

VanZant gave up her back, and Waterson fought to lock in the choke. In the other two fights, she lost 1-1 against Rose Namajunas over a year ago but just to rebound and knock over Bec Rawlings in August. On her plans moving forward: "I was meant for the spotlight, and I'm going to continue to be in the spotlight". Following a few exchanges on ...

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  • Aroldis Chapman says Joe Maddon Misused Him during Cubs Championship Run
Aroldis Chapman says Joe Maddon Misused Him during Cubs Championship Run

Chapman stayed in to toss a flawless ninth inning, and he got the win when the Cubs prevailed in the 10th. "There were couple of games, but the one I can point to is Game 6", Chapman said. If he feels that way, he did not tell me about that at the moment or after the moment. Chapman's new manager Joe Giardi will most likely be more alert with the...

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  • Investigation into Povetkin doping case to be completed early 2017
Investigation into Povetkin doping case to be completed early 2017

The World Boxing Council (WBC) will finalize investigation in to the case of Alexander Povetkin, who is suspected of using doping, in early 2017, WBC's President Mauricio Sulaiman told TASS on December 18. Yekaterinburg: Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin has told reporters that he did not use banned performance enhancing substances an...

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  • Man City rallies for 2-1 win over Arsenal in Premier League
Man City rallies for 2-1 win over Arsenal in Premier League

Arsenal, who were also beaten 2-1 by Everton on Tuesday, have now slipped to fourth in the table after consecutive defeats and Cech admitted it had been a hard week for Arsene Wenger's side. "But the mentality is strong and we have to respond now". Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott (L) celebrates scoring his team's first goal.

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  • Detroit Lions at New York Giants
Detroit Lions at New York Giants

It wasn't pretty, but Manning did enough for the Giants to win this one 17-6 in the rainy, windy conditions. A week after upsetting the Dallas Cowboys, the likely No. A Matthew Stafford pass was just knocked away from the hands of Golden Tate in the end zone in the first quarter. But Stafford also found the going tough, although he did well t...

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  • Maybe I didn't help him too much at Barca - Pep on Sanchez
Maybe I didn't help him too much at Barca - Pep on Sanchez

And Guardiola added: "It is normal when you play with Messi that people think that he is not at his level, as the highlight is always Leo". I want to achieve more for them. - Reuters picLONDON, Dec 17 ― Alexis Sanchez has said he is very happy at Arsenal but the Chile winger has put the onus on the north London club to put an end to the protracte...

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  • Canadian tourist among 5 dead in shooting in Jordan
Canadian tourist among 5 dead in shooting in Jordan

Four attackers who had taken refuge in the castle were killed later Sunday by security forces who had besieged them amid exchanges fire lasting several hours, a security source said. In all, seven members of the security forces, two local civilians and the tourist from Canada were killed, security officials said. "Jordan is normally calm but has ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick gives Real Madrid 2016 Club World Cup title
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick gives Real Madrid 2016 Club World Cup title

Cristiano Ronaldo tied the game at 2-2 in the 60th minute, converting a penalty-kick where he gave no chance at all to the Japanese goalkeeper. "We knew it was not going to be an easy one. Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane reacts as he walks the sideline during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament against Kashima Antle...

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  • Brock Osweiler benched by Texans, replaced by Tom Savage
Brock Osweiler benched by Texans, replaced by Tom Savage

The Texans benched Brock Osweiler after a scoreless first quarter and turnovers on back-to-back drives against Jacksonville. The victory for Houston keeps the Texans atop the AFC South, thanks to a tiebreaker with the Tennessee Titans. Lee didn't have a catch against the Texans but he did return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, the team's f...

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  • China in 'bubble' warning as spending tops $1 billion
China in 'bubble' warning as spending tops $1 billion

The truly massive deal, both in terms of the moneys involved and the impact it could make at either Chelsea or SIPG, is only missing a final few bureaucratic details. And Blues skipper John Terry also continues to be linked with a possible move to China. They are not sure spending such huge amounts on a player who last started a Premier League ...

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has eased this Rio Ferdinand doubt
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has eased this Rio Ferdinand doubt

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the goalscorer who bagged a brace. Three league wins on the spin, and there's suddenly talk of a Manchester United revival. The South Americans exchanged words after a heavy challenge from the West Brom striker, who could then count himself fortunate not to be sent off after first pushing Rojo in the chest and then sla...

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  • Special night for Bradley Lowery at Sunderland v Chelsea
Special night for Bradley Lowery at Sunderland v Chelsea

Costa set the ball on the penalty spot with Sunderland keeper Asmir Begovic in goal. The "Goal of the Month" competition is a regular segment on English football program "Match of the Day" in which viewers vote for the best goal scored that month.

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  • Brock Lesnar Hit With Year Suspension, $250k Fine
Brock Lesnar Hit With Year Suspension, $250k Fine

Lesnar denied taking any banned substance at the time of the failed tests, telling the Associated Press, "We will get to the bottom of this". He also tested positive when a second sample was taken on the night of his fight against Hunt. It is his right to keep that information confidential. He was allowed to return for UFC 200 this year in "a one...

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  • Suarez urges Messi to sign Barcelona renewal
Suarez urges Messi to sign Barcelona renewal

This was contained in a statement released on the clubs website. "I feel complete happiness because I am where I want to be", Suarez said on Thursday. Speaking in October he expressed his desire to retire at the club and his new contract takes him one step closer to that goal. Messi's current deal also ends in 2018, and negotiations are reportedl...

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