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Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount could make history in Super Bowl LII


That shouldn't change in the Super Bowl , where bookmakers have turned a profit every time except the 2008 game when the New York Giants upset the previously unbeaten and 12-point favorite Patriots . "It took us a little while to do that, but that was a big drive for us". "I just think you've got to keep going at it", Foles said. "We were focused on Jacksonville and now we turn our attention here to Philadelphia and there's a lot of work to do. Read More »

Javier Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons


The 33-year-old, signed from Liverpool in summer 2010, is expected to move to Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune, who are now managed by former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. Barcelona will officially bid farewell to Javier Mascherano by way of an "institutional ceremony" on Wednesday. Mascherano has made 334 official appearances for Barcelona under five different coaches - Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino, Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde . Read More »

Australian Open: Brit Edmund takes out Dimitrov, through to semis


Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to claim his place in the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. Romania's Halep plays her quarter-final against sixth seed Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday. Edmund will play either world No.1 Rafael Nadal or No.6 seed Marin Cilic from Croatia in the semi-finals on Thursday night. Read More »

City of Atlanta to Conduct 2018 Annual Point-In-Time Count


Several agencies and volunteers are working side by side to get an up-to-date snapshot of homelessness in Jackson County. In 2017, the count identified 778 homeless Central Oregonians , based on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's standards, "Per HUD, we have a different criteria - it's people who are literally homeless; which means in a place that's not meant for human habitation; without running water or heat, basically". Read More »

Kobe Bryant earns Oscar nod for 'Dear Basketball'


Kobe's film, which famously features a score written by legendary film composer John Williams, is based on his letter that was posted on the Players' Tribune to announce his then-upcoming retirement in 2015. "It means so much that The Academy deemed Dear Basketball worthy of contention". The short film was directed by Glen Keane, the animator behind various classic Disney animated films such as "The Little Mermaid", "Aladdin", and "Beauty and the Beast". Read More »

Rob Gronkowski hit in head, misses second half


The Patriots obviously did just fine in the Super Bowl past year without Gronk, and the beneficiary was James White. Losing Gronkowski is obviously a tough blow for the Patriots, especially while playing the Jaguars' ferocious defense. Read More »

Alex Rodriguez hired for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast


The Sporting News said Rodriguez would continue to work as a studio analyst for Fox in the postseason, a job for which he has gotten good reviews over the past two years. He has started to rebuild his image with his knowledgeable and professional analysis of baseball on Fox broadcasts. "I am incredibly excited to work with both Alex and Matt", Mendoza said in the statement. Read More »

Chelsea consider shock move for £25M West Ham United forward


But he has now asked to leave the club during the current transfer window, amid a reported flurry of interest. "But it's the same thing, he played 120 minutes against Shrewsbury and players like him that make so many sprints during a game, they are sharp, quick - sometimes it's a risk". Read More »

Man Utd duo under threat as Sanchez tells Mourinho his best position


In an Instagram post, he took a parting shot at ex-Arsenal players who have criticised his attitude. Reports suggest Sanchez will earn close to £500,000 (Dh2.5 million) per week at Old Trafford, including bonuses and image rights. "I'm very happy that we could finish this deal", said Mkhitaryan. He said: "I've not had the chance to get to know them personally or spend time with any of my team-mates up to now, but of course I know them from having played against them in the past. Read More »

Waymo to Bring Autonomous Cars to Atlanta


Waymo-formerly the Google self-driving auto project-has announced it will be testing an autonomous Chrysler Pacifica fleet in Atlanta . The Atlanta test fleet won't be quite as futuristic as those in Arizona-there will at least be grown-up supervision on board-but the vehicles will drive themselves in some of the nation's worst traffic jams. Read More »

Chelsea 'hours' away from signing 39-goal striker, according to journalist


Chelsea are closing in on the final stages of the double deal, according to reports in Italy. The deal is broken down as a €50m (£44m) payment plus €10m (£9m) in bonuses but has been held up by Dzeko deciding whether to leave Roma. Dzeko is a name familiar to Premier League supporters after the Bosnia and Herzegovina global scored 72 times in 189 games in all competitions. Sources have told ESPN FC that Dzeko, 31, wants assurances over game time before agreeing any move to Stamford ... Read More »

Patriots Almost Touchdown Favorite In Early Super Bowl Lines

Yet even Belichick appeared unusually exuberant when he celebrated Sunday's victory on the field in the moments immediately afterward. So, just proud of our team, proud of what we accomplished. The Patriots will have to wait to see if Gronkowski is cleared to play . Gronkowski was examined and tested for a concussion, and he did not return to the game. Read More »

Jaguars just not on same level as Brady, Belichick


On his GM Street podcast Sunday night following the Eagles' win, Lombardi said he's picking the Eagles to win the Super Bowl . Brady and Bill Belichick have now made the Super Bowl for the eighth time in their careers in New England . Read More »

West Brom maintain talks with Basle about signing Michael Lang

West Brom boss Alan Pardew insists no offers have yet arrived for Jonny Evans . Manchester City are thought to be mulling over a bid, while Arsenal may not follow up their initial interest because of their likely outlay of more than £50m on Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Read More »

Arsenal or United - who wins the Premier League's big swap?


Meanwhile, Arsenal announced that Armenian midfielder Mkhitaryan had completed his move to London on a three-and-a-half year deal with a story on the club's website quoting him as saying: "I'm very happy that we could finish this deal and I'm very happy to be here". Read More »

Pliskova rallies to reach Open quarter-finals


Keys, who didn't play at Melbourne Park previous year because of off-season wrist surgery, is the only American woman left in the draw. "Of course is quite a big match. Pliskova has now won 10 of her last 13 sets played and is coming off a match in which she hit 42 winners. I felt good. Ankle is still sore. Top-seeded Simona Halep , who had to rally from triple match point down to advance through the third round, beat Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-2. Read More »

United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger added: "Henrikh is a very complete player". Everyone at the club echoes the manager's sentiments and wishes Henrikh all the best for the future. Last week, Wenger claimed Sanchez would feature for the Gunners in Saturday's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace if he was still an Arsenal player. Read More »

Manchester United pip Real Madrid to stay top of football rich list


Real Madrid (€674.6m) leapfrogged Catalan rivals Barcelona (€648.3m.) thanks to strong commercial growth in 2016/17 and a title winning season in both domestic and European competitions. 'This year's Money League sees a record ten English clubs in the top 20. Three clubs from Germany, three from Spain, three from Italy and one from France feature in the top 20. Read More »