• Orioles acquire OF Smith from Mariners
Orioles acquire OF Smith from Mariners

Gallardo was 6-8 with a 5.32 ERA in 23 starts a year ago with the Orioles, a season that included a lengthy early season stint on the disabled list due to shoulder issues. "We had six starters to fill an area of need, and that was left-handed hitting, on-base capability and an outfielder". We interrupt this slow news week with an actual trade.

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  • Conte tells Chelsea duo to grab 'good opportunity' to impress him
Conte tells Chelsea duo to grab 'good opportunity' to impress him

He's in the starting XI. Also for him, it's a good opportunity to show me he's in good form. "His injury was very bad, very bad. For this reason we knew that Kurt needed more time to recover, but now he is in good shape and is ready to restart his career".

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  • Match Reports: Preston North End 1-2 Arsenal
Match Reports: Preston North End 1-2 Arsenal

This is undoubtedly the Gunners' best chance at winning a trophy this term, and they were in real danger of being eliminated after Callum Robinson gave the home side the lead. Maxwell, Vermijl, Clarke, Huntington, Cunningham, Gallagher, Pearson, Johnson, McGeady, Robinson and Hugill. Ramsey's goal - a fine effort from the edge of the box - was ...

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  • Mourinho: Schweinsteiger will get chances to play in January
Mourinho: Schweinsteiger will get chances to play in January

The Red Devils go into the match with no new injury concerns following Monday's 2-0 victory over West Ham United. So while Mourinho is no stranger to criticising his own players and dishing out a roast or two, it's fair to say De Gea is in his good books.

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  • Ravens WR Steve Smith tweets official retirement letter
Ravens WR Steve Smith tweets official retirement letter

The Los Angeles native was released by the Panthers in March 2014 and signed with the Ravens. It simply wouldn't be in his nature not to do that. It also befitted the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver's fiery 16-year career. Selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Panthers, Smith spent his first year in Carolina primarily as the team'...

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  • Adidas Unveils Uniforms For Their Final NBA All-Star Game
Adidas Unveils Uniforms For Their Final NBA All-Star Game

Several screenshots were shown so you can see what they look like. Zaza has more votes than all but seven players. Several news sites explain the phenomenon, some attributing it to the fact that his native country of Georgia has been crowdfunding polling efforts.

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  • Pakistan face battle to save rain-affected final Test against Australia
Pakistan face battle to save rain-affected final Test against Australia

Pakistan still need 410 runs to win but more realistically will want to bat out the final day to earn a draw and avoid being whitewashed. He eventually came unstuck when he dislodged his own stumps in a hit-wicket dismissal off the bowling of Wahab Riaz (3-89).

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  • Algerian is named Africa's best footballer player
Algerian is named Africa's best footballer player

Her standout moments for the year were the outstanding performance at the 2016 Women's AFCON which she led the Super Falcons to win. Mahrez, 25, becomes the first Algerian and the maiden North African to win the prestigious individual honour in African football since its inception by the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) in 1992.

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  • Raiders will start Connor Cook at QB against Texans
Raiders will start Connor Cook at QB against Texans

With the Chiefs defeating the Chargers, the Raiders fell all the way to the No. 5 seed. They faced the Broncos first, and now open the playoffs on Saturday in Houston . But linebacker Brian Cushing said Cook will also get a dose of the NRG Stadium crowd. Brady is the best in the game, and the Broncos played him tough.

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  • Jay Gruden reportedly fires entire Washington defensive staff
Jay Gruden reportedly fires entire Washington defensive staff

For two seasons, Barry presided over a unit that was short on talent but also failed to make meaningful plays for most of the season, and finished last in the National Football League in third-down conversions allowed, many of them at key junctures.

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  • Bills: QB Tyrod Taylor 'elected' to have groin surgery
Bills: QB Tyrod Taylor 'elected' to have groin surgery

The Buffalo Bills confirmed in a team statement Thursday that quarterback Tyrod Taylor chose to have surgery after seeking a second opinion this week. Taylor consulted with a doctor Wednesday, which led to his decision to undergo a procedure. The Bills said the decision to have the surgery was Taylor's, after he met with a sports hernia specialist.

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  • Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal bill will also accomplish another major conservative objective
Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal bill will also accomplish another major conservative objective

The Panel also recommends that Congress take actions to ensure good stewardship of taxpayer funds, including: Defunding Planned Parenthood and ensuring that grants no longer available to Planned Parenthood are awarded to healthcare providers that provide comprehensive preventive healthcare for their patients and that do not perform abortions (that ...

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  • Trump takes dig at Rahm Emanuel over Chicago homicides
Trump takes dig at Rahm Emanuel over Chicago homicides

As Chicago closes the year with a record-breaking number of shootings, local and federal officials, as well as the future president, indicate they may be working in unison to fight the city's increasing violence. "We are heartened he is taking this issue seriously and look forward to working with the new administration on these important effort...

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  • Serena Williams, Venus Williams out of Auckland Classic tennis tournament
Serena Williams, Venus Williams out of Auckland Classic tennis tournament

It was hard conditions with the wind and I just tried to fight for every point. Williams had conceded just one game in the pair's previous meeting in Madrid in 2015. Williams' loss meant the tournament lost its two big drawcards in the space of a few hours. Serena joined sister Venus in failing to make it beyond the second round in Auckland a...

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  • New York Giants vs Green Bay Packers Betting Odds and Prediction
New York Giants vs Green Bay Packers Betting Odds and Prediction

They are nothing like that team the Cowboys faced. "That's what you have to do sometimes as a leader". And those two NFC North teams were done so with relative ease, I might add. Saturday's contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions will also affect the Cowboys' postseason future. The top five are: The Jan. 15 playoff game (averag...

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  • Venus Williams withdraws from ASB Classic with arm injury
Venus Williams withdraws from ASB Classic with arm injury

She started with an ace only to follow up with a double fault which exemplified the inconsistent nature of her game in the swirling wind. However, she did pay tribute to Brengle's win, saying "my opponent played in the exact same conditions, I think maybe she was able to adjust better than me but I really abhorred the conditions".

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  • MS Dhoni steps down as T20I, ODI captain
MS Dhoni steps down as T20I, ODI captain

The 35-year-old Dhoni is India's most successful captain in all three formats. The selectors are expected to make Kohli India's limited-overs captain when they meet on Friday to pick teams for the one-day and Twenty20 matches against England.

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  • New York Jets Announce They Will Bring Back Head Coach Todd Bowles
New York Jets Announce They Will Bring Back Head Coach Todd Bowles

Per Eric Allen of the Jets' official website, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey announced his retirement Tuesday, and five other assistants will not be brought back next season. Neither unit met expectations, but it was the defense that finished 28th in the National Football League in points allowed despite being far better compensated and ...

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  • Carmelo Anthony Talks Recent Struggles
Carmelo Anthony Talks Recent Struggles

The Knicks lost to the Magic 115-103. Hornacek said Tuesday. "We might have three guys on the team or four guys that can do that, and the rest of them might not be able to". Joakim Noah , brought in to anchor the defense, ranks 17th among centers in real plus/minus, while Kristaps Porzingis is No. 21 among power forwards.

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  • Giroud, Sanchez Inspire Arsenal Fightback Vs 10-Man Bournemouth
Giroud, Sanchez Inspire Arsenal Fightback Vs 10-Man Bournemouth

Bournemouth broke through Calum Wilson and, after playing in Ryan Fraser, saw his teammate tripped under the attention of the aforementioned Xhaka. Five minutes later, Giroud set up substitute Lucas Perez, who made it a close game with a superb volley.

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