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Chelsea now eyeing Crouch

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Alvaro Morata has occupied the role this season and has performed ably up front, grabbing important goals with both his feet and his head. Wise believes that Carroll would end up causing more problems to the Blues than the positives that will happen from signing him. Read More »

Cardinals OF Grichuk dealt to Blue Jays

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That said, Teoscar Hernandez and Anthony Alford are close to big-league ready, so Grichuk is not assured an everyday role if he struggles. But one issue has been consistent contact. Grichuk is coming off of back-to-back solid seasons, hitting a total of 46 homers to go along with 127 RBI and a.239 batting average over that two-year span in St. Read More »

LeBron James does not trust Cavs organization after Kyrie Irving trade?

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Tyronn Lue will throw every imaginable look at the reigning MVP, but Isaiah Thomas will be listed as the opposing point guard. "The last five games we're getting outscored by 11 points in the third quarter". Player of the match: Eric Gordon (30 points). Al Horford and Marcus Morris each scored 14 points. The Celtics, losers of two in a row after winning seven straight, were without Kyrie Irving, who rested a sore left shoulder. Read More »

AUSTRALIAN OPEN - Wozniacki goes through, Kontaveit upsets Ostapenko

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Wozniacki was 5-1 down and facing two match points in the third set against No. 119 Jana Fett before deciding she had no choice but to attack. Things will get harder for her now, against fellow Ukrainian and No. I was kind of lucky."Then I felt her tighten up just slightly". Wozniacki must have been boiling over when she heavily fell behind to the 119th-ranked Fett - making her first appearance at a major - in the decider. Read More »

Australian Open, 5th Ld-Writethru,608

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In a clash for the ages, Halep prevailed 4-6 6-4 15-13 to equal the record for the longest women's match based on games played at the Australian Open - 48 set by Chanda Rubin and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1996. Davis twice had medical timeouts in the final set to have blisters on both feet treated. Sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova had 11 aces and beat No. Read More »

Barkley fit for Brighton clash: Conte

The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw after extra time as they finished the game with eight outfielders. Chelsea now sit fourth in the table after 23 games, 3 points ahead of Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side. Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas will also miss out with a hamstring injury . "I hope we don't pay, also because my decision was clear: to try to go to the next round tonight and give a bit of rest to the other players."For sure we have to face many problems, and also because Pedro ... Read More »

Wenger Confirms Manchester United Target Will Remain At Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho and Man Utd will be more relaxed about that scenario, believing they already have convinced Ozil to move, and would prefer to get him on a free transfer as they have cover in the number 10 role. We have to find an agreement that makes him happy and the wish that in the future he remains fit". The Wales global, who has 18 months left on his contract, is understood to have aired his concerns to Wenger about not being played in his best position. Read More »

Kerber revival meets Sharapova roadblock as Melbourne cools

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Unseeded Maria Sharapova on Thursday showed she is a serious contender for the Australian Open by swatting aside a 14th seed who had given her major trouble in the past. "I think the surface of the court, I don't know how much heat, it's bad, very, very hot, and it's easy to get blister and red", Muguruza said. While Novak has won all four encounters against the lefty Spaniard - the most recent in the fourth round of Roland Garros a year ago - he also admits that physically he's "not 100 ... Read More »

Roy Halladay Had Morphine, Amphetamines in System When He Died

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The report also revealed Halladay had a blood-alcohol content of.01, with evidence of morphine, amphetamine and a common sleeping pill in his system. Investigators say Halladay was flying his ICON A5 over the Gulf of Mexico when the plane went down in the water about a quarter mile west of Ben Pilot Point in New Port Richey. Read More »

Rockets' James Harden named starter in newly formatted 2018 NBA All-Star Game

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The NBA has since squashed those dreams, however, by announcing the draft will not be televised, and that only the results - and not even the order in which the picks were made - will be released to the general public. "Hopefully I don't do it tonight because my kids got school tomorrow", James said . Curry had 2,379,494 votes, while Durant trailed by over 140,000 votes. Read More »

Peter Stoger: 'Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains Borussia Dortmund plans'

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Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger said on Thursday that Aubameyang could earn his place back in the team if he showed a willingness to improve his off-the-pitch behaviour. " Borussia Dortmund have been saying they have not talked to Arsenal , but they have". "We had a short and good conversation on Monday, and if nothing changes, it's an issue for tomorrow [Friday]". Read More »

Hornets putting Kemba Walker on trade market

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So it would make ideal sense for Charlotte to get something for him while they still can. Ideally, the Hornets would like to package Walker in a trade with one of their less desirable contracts, such as Nicholas Batum, Dwight Howard or Marvin Williams . Read More »

Victims address Larry Nassar at sentencing

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Judge Rosemarie Aquilina slammed the former USA Gymnastics doctor after he wrote her a six-page letter detailing his concerns for his mental health while sitting through his sentencing hearing. The 54-year-old Nassar spent almost 20 years as the team doctor for the USA women's elite program, often working with athletes one-on-one. Aquilina responded to Nassar's complaints by calling the letter "delusional". Read More »

Chelsea linked to former Manchester City star

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Chelsea have expressed an interest in Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Jamie Vardy but it's understood the Blues are closing in on a deal for former Manchester City star Dzeko. Dzeko would be ineligible to play in the Champions League should he head to west London, having played in the competition with Roma this season. Dzeko was a popular figure at City where he won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup. Read More »

Conte should replace Wenger at Arsenal - Carragher

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Malcom emerged as a top target in recent weeks and it looked like a deal was on the cards when the Guardian reported earlier this week that Arsenal chiefs had held talks with the players agents in France last weekend. As aforementioned, Alexis Sanchez could also play. However Hodgson's team still come into this game with a slight spring in their step after winning two of their last three, seeing off the challenge of Southampton and high flying Burnley . Read More »

Australia thrash PNG by 311 runs, India hammer Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

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Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy was the leading wicket-taker for India with four scalps while another left-arm tweaker Abhishek Sharma and pacer Arshdeep Singh took a couple of wickets each. On a sunny day, Zimbabwe captain Liam Roche had no second thoughts in batting first after winning the toss but the Zimbabweans found it tough to get going against a quality Indian bowling line-up, led by the fast bowling duo Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Read More »

Mourinho is for Ronaldo's return to Manchester United

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He joined for a fee of around €18 million on a six-year deal. Premier League side Liverpool have been given hope of signing Spanish youngster Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that his attitude is not good enough for the European champions, according to CalcioMercato . Read More »

New York Jets WR Robby Anderson arrested in South Florida

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Anderson was arrested on several charges, including resisting an officer without violence, reckless driving, eluding law enforcement officers and harming a public servant or family. A warning about the report: It includes Anderson vulgarly telling the officer who arrested him that he was going to have sex with the officer's wife. Read More »

Walcott happy to join Everton

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The fleet-footed forward said after his signing that his decision was influenced partly by the feedbacks he got from Rooney'. Speaking to EvertonTV , the newest Blue said: "I had numerous chats with Wayne and that was one massive factor which really tempted me to come to Everton ". Read More »

We are not Clasico favourites, says Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde

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In his first season as Barcelona coach, Valverde has the team on a run of 24 matches without a loss since Madrid won both legs of the Spanish Super Cup to start the season. In La Liga play, his squad is undefeated through 16 matches, sporting a plus-35 goal differential and a six-point advantage over second-place Atletico Madrid . Read More »

Chelsea want to sign Peter Crouch

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Chelsea are considering a move for Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente as they seek alternative options to West Ham's Amdy Carroll . The Blues have decided not to rival Manchester United for the Chile worldwide, who interested Manchester City prior to them pulling the plug on interest of their own. Read More »

Patriots won't bite on Ramsey's trash talk

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This season, Tom Brady could very well be heading to another MVP award, but he is now over 40-years-old, and father time will eventually come for Brady . NFL Spin Zone - Randy Gurzi: "The Saints could do nothing but watch receiver Stefon Diggs run untouched into the end zone as the Vikings kept hope alive to be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium". Read More »

Former Firefly Tim Tebow invited to Mets spring training

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Considering he hadn't played a full season of baseball in a decade, that's not awful. While those are not normally the stats that would garner a big-league camp invite, the 30-year-old Tebow is seemingly on an accelerated schedule because of his age and his fame. Read More »