• Eagles: 10 things to watch for
Eagles: 10 things to watch for

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz pointed to a dwindling pass rush to explain his defense's performance in the second half of the season. "There's a lot of pride", Eagles safety Malcom Jenkins said. The Giants ran effectively last week, but they're still one of the worst rushing offenses in the NFL .

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  • Cyborg Justino Flagged For Potential Anti-Doping Policy Violation
Cyborg Justino Flagged For Potential Anti-Doping Policy Violation

Many felt that the promotion should have created a women's featherweight division to showcase Justino's talents, rather than making the fighter drain herself down to an arbitrary weight. Everybody knows I'm sick. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. That notion, if nothing else, was the primary reason the UFC was consisten...

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  • Pirates agree to $26M deal with Nova
Pirates agree to $26M deal with Nova

As a result of the newly inked pact, Nova will get a $2 million signing bonus. Ivan Nova heads back to the team that improved his pitching style for three more years. In November, Nova's agent, Greg Genske, said Nova was receiving offers in the three-year/$36 million range, and the pitcher was reportedly looking for a deal in the five-year/$7...

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  • Kvitova 'fortunate to be alive' after potentially career-threatening knife attack
Kvitova 'fortunate to be alive' after potentially career-threatening knife attack

The robber went inside the bathroom and found Petra and held a knife on her throat. "I am shaken, but fortunate to be alive". Local police spokesman Frantisek Korinek said the attack had occurred before 0730 GMT. She reached a career-high ranking of number two in October 2011. In the case of Kvitova, Azarenka, Serena, and Venus there's nothing ...

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  • Man United Held Talks With Benfica To Sign Lindelof, The Next Rio
Man United Held Talks With Benfica To Sign Lindelof, The Next Rio

According to a report from O Jogo in Portugal, a fee of just under £38m has been agreed by the clubs, with £4.2m in add-ons should Lindelof his various targets in a United shirt. "He's a mature player and a mature person". The 22-year old has been on Jose Mourinho's radar for a few months and a deal seems to be happening soon.

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  • Cavs' depth challenged with JR Smith needing surgery on broken thumb
Cavs' depth challenged with JR Smith needing surgery on broken thumb

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith will need surgery to fix his fractured right thumb, and a timetable for his return will be determined after the procedure, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. It's the sixth time this season the Cavaliers have made 15 or more 3-pointers in a game, second-highest in the National Basketball Associ...

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  • Pep Guardiola Has Found The Premier League 'Difficult', Reveals Yaya Toure
Pep Guardiola Has Found The Premier League 'Difficult', Reveals Yaya Toure

A cruciate injury to Ilkay Gundogan strengthens the need for his presence and Toure has demonstrated what he still brings. City were believed to have fought off competition from Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Inter Milan to sign him.

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  • 'Big chance' Ibra will extend stay - Raiola
'Big chance' Ibra will extend stay - Raiola

Raiola claims he never doubted Ibrahimovic's ability and believes the striker has finally proved his critics wrong in England. The Red Devils are now preparing for their home clash against Sunderland at Old Trafford on Boxing Day in the Premier League.

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  • Further reports of Diego Costa contract extension with Chelsea
Further reports of Diego Costa contract extension with Chelsea

Willian, voted Chelsea's Player of the Year last season, now faces a fight to regain his status as a regular starter under Conte . Kjaer, who joined Fenerbahce in the summer of 2015, impressed in his side's Europa League win over Manchester United last month.

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  • Saints' Mark Ingram admits he needs to chill after sideline tirade
Saints' Mark Ingram admits he needs to chill after sideline tirade

By doing so, he broke the previous record by former Cardinals RB Edgerrin James, who gained at least 100 yards in 13 straight games in 2005, when he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts. "Coach is real cool". Ingram was fuming after the encounter but was able to calm himself with the help of teammates and apologized for the incident after the g...

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  • Kings fine Cousins after incident with reporter
Kings fine Cousins after incident with reporter

The Kings have given a "substantial fine" to DeMarcus Cousins for his recent run-in with a Sacramento Bee reporter. On Dec. 9, Sacramento Bee columnist Andy Furillo , who has routinely been critical of Cousins, wrote a column about the lawsuit that Cousins and teammate Matt Barnes are facing for their alleged involvement in a night club ...

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  • Phillies acquire veteran RHP Clay Buchholz from Red Sox
Phillies acquire veteran RHP Clay Buchholz from Red Sox

Love him or hate him, the Boston Red Sox's decision to trade Clay Buchholz on Tuesday still was a bit of a surprise. The move certainly gives Buchholz a fresh start, but it still leaves some uncertainty in the Red Sox's rotation, which now features four left-handers and just two right-handers.

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  • Shelvey gets five-match ban for racial abuse
Shelvey gets five-match ban for racial abuse

Shelvey was charged by the FA following an incident during in the 87th minute of the game with Wolves on Saturday 17 September. In 26 appearances in all competitions this season, Shelvey has scored three goals and assisted a further seven. The 24-year-old player has also been fined £100,000 and ordered to attend a Football Association education cou...

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  • Andy Murray holds taped up SPOTY award
Andy Murray holds taped up SPOTY award

This was also the year in which Murray and his wife Kim had their first child, Sophia. The 29-year-old athlete was honored with the same award in 2013 and 2015 also. "Not smart from her with Christmas coming up!" Record-breaking swimmer Michael Phelps has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of ...

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  • Liverpool make approach for Premier League champion to solve problem position
Liverpool make approach for Premier League champion to solve problem position

Everton has tied their last four home matches against Liverpool in all competitions. You have to adapt to Everton's wild game. Sturridge has previous for late interventions in the derby at Goodison Park, having come off the bench to score the equaliser in the 3-3 draw here just over three years ago.

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  • Jockey dies in Gore race collision
Jockey dies in Gore race collision

The 40-year-old mother-of-three was riding Point Proven when both her mount and Misscattlecreek came to grief 700 metres from the finish. Moseley escaped without serious injury. NZTR chief executive Greg Purcell said Ms Black had won more than 100 races in her career. St John ambulance spokeswoman Victoria Hawkins, without naming Ms Black, said...

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  • Karun Nair's triple century gives Indian team its highest total in
Karun Nair's triple century gives Indian team its highest total in

It is a glorious period in Indian Test batting and Nair has ensured that the cauldron that looked empty after retirements of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag is now brimming with young, exciting and technically sound batsmen.

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  • Pakistan hail Shafiq's innings against Australia
Pakistan hail Shafiq's innings against Australia

They will need to raise one last effort to clinch victory - but with the second new ball 43 overs old, so long as Shafiq survives, Pakistan will retain a sniff of a historic win. "When you lose always you feel a bit of disappointment but overall I'm a happy man", said Misbah. The opening game of the Australia vs Pakistan Test series had a...

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  • Ravens 27, Eagles 26
Ravens 27, Eagles 26

The Eagles playoff chances were only theoretical before the game for a number of reasons. But in enters the result versus process dilemma: The Eagles were a play away from winning the game, but there are plenty of indicators that there's little the Eagles offense is building upon or improving in as the season continues.

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  • 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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