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Minnesota Vikings: 3 keys to a playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles

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First, everyone wanted to see a Patriots/Steelers AFC Championship matchup, myself included. The media and all the other team guys can talk about how "trash" he is, but he's beaten teams. I've played with them all. That's probably a better question for Tom [Coughlin] and Dave [Caldwell]. From the VICIS helmet , which aims to reduce impact forces with an innovative take on helmet cushioning, to a push across football for heads-up, rugby-style tackling-a movement spearheaded by a video from ... Read More »

Aly Raisman On Larry Nassar Abuse: "This Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided"

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Perry's announcement follows a statement by multi-gold medalist Simone Biles over social media in which she said she is one of several Olympic gymnasts abused by Larry Nassar , who was the team's doctor for almost two decades. "Writing this mumbo jumbo?" He has admitted that he sexually molested girls who sought treatment for hip and back injuries. "And now Larry, it is your turn to listen to me". Read More »

N.Korea cancels sending advance team for orchestra

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North Korea will send its first ever delegation to the Winter Paralympic Games. An International Paralympic Committee spokesman told ATR the committee is "very keen and enthusiastic" for North Korea to participate, but qualification is still up in the air. Read More »

LeBron James named starter for 2018 NBA All-Star Game

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In the West, the Warriors' Stephen Curry and the Rockets' James Harden are the starters in the backcourt. In response to lesser players receiving votes through viral campaigns and contests, the National Basketball Association made the decision to change its voting model for the 2017 season. Read More »

Novak Djokovic is battle ready for Australian Open, believes Andre Agassi

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Djokovic echoed Monfils' concerns, describing his time on the court as "brutal" and called on organisers to take the players into account when planning the schedule. The Romanian then went over on her ankle in seemingly disastrous fashion in the second set, but following treatment returned to court. Maria Sharapova has made a successful return to Melbourne after serving her doping ban. Read More »

Sexual Molester Plays Victim Following Testimonies In USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse Scandal

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At one time, USA Gymnastics had sought to purchase part of the ranch to keep it in operation after the Karolyis retired, but those plans were dropped amid the Nassar scandal. The letter , signed by the board: Brian Breslin, Joel Ferguson, Dianne Byrum, Melanie Foster, Dan Kelly, Mitch Lyons, Brian Mosallam, and George Perles, claims that MSU has not been involved in a cover-up and has been working diligently with outside counsel in the Nassar case. Read More »

After Van Dijk, Liverpool shop for three names to bolster squad

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As we have witnessed many times this season, Liverpool are in dire need of a centre-half. Dutch giants such as Ajax and PSV Eindhoven showed little interest in him and he only made a name for himself though his performances at Celtic , which led to his transfer to Southampton in 2015. Read More »

Goalposts have changed for Man Utd - ex-Man City star Bellamy

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They will also be without the likes of Tom Heaton , Stephen Ward and Chris Wood , who could be back in the next few weeks. Scott Arfield could return after his hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Mourinho's men are enjoying a seven-game unbeaten streak, managing to keep a clean sheet in each of their last three outings. During his time at Old Trafford , Carrick has won five Premier League titles. Read More »

Arsenal pull out of race to sign Malcom in January

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Arsenal are prepared to lose Chile global Alexis Sanchez in the coming days, with Manchester United said to be favourites to land the 29-year-old forward. With Wenger now expected to lose another star player, he admitted Arsenal's scouting policy may have to change if they are to find fresh talent, having already signed promising Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos this month. Read More »

Wenger rules out Ozil sale as talks continue over Wilshere deal

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BOURNEMOUTH , ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal after the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal at Vitality Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Bournemouth, England. Alexis Sanchez could feature for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on Saturday should the player fail to complete his move to Man Utd . The Gunners could get Henrikh Mkhitaryan in exchange for Sanchez, while Arsene Wenger is also keen on bringing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , the Borussia ... Read More »

Zimmer hasn't decided on Bradford's status against the Saints

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And one of the things you have to look for going into this game is similar to what we saw last week- Saints have to win at the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense. A few weeks after playing against his former team, Adrian Peterson was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. Fast forward a few months, and the combination of Ingram and Kamara have become the most unsafe running back duo in the NFL. Read More »

Smith says the NFL 'desperately' needs Tom Brady in the Super Bowl

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X-rays proved negative, reports said. The Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots are set to face off in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday , with the victor heading on to represent the conference in the Super Bowl . When asked if he participated in the full practice, he responded with a simple "Yeah". Like I said, that is what I am anxious about. "The world may never know", White said. Read More »

Chelsea Told To Pay £20 Million For Andy Carroll

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Now, reports suggest that West Ham would not be happy with a short-term deal and would instead prefer to sell the 29-year-old outright. There are more out there that score more goals , as they will get a lot of chances in play, and really push Morata and that is what he needs. Read More »

Hand injury limits Patriots QB Tom Brady in Wednesday's practice

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No team had more yards on the ground in the regular season than the Jaguars, and only the Los Angeles Chargers allowed more yards per carry than the Patriots . Only two other teams have even reached a conference final having won only three games the year before: the 2005 New Orleans Saints and 1966 Houston Oilers. Read More »

Patriots QB Brady practices with gloves on both hands

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The teams that have conquered New England in the playoffs have usually had a Cadillac pass rush - think 2015 Denver Broncos - and Jacksonville has that, as its regular-season tally of 55 sacks attests. It will be the first time the Jaguars have made an AFC title game appearance since 1999, while this will be the Patriots' seventh appearance in the game in a row. Read More »

NFL GM: Patriots will win, Eagles stumble in Championship Games

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Tom Brady made the New England Patriots injury report after someone reportedly bumped into his throwing hand at practice, the Boston Herald reported . Brady finished with a 56.4 quarterback rating that remains the second-worst of his 35 career playoff starts. I think we've got to do a great job of playing alert situationally, understanding their tendencies, when they like to call those, trying to get a beat on that, and then just playing our keys. Read More »

Embiid powers Sixers past short-handed Celtics

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Irving is the team's leading scorer with 23.6 points per game, and he also ranks second on the C's with 5.0 assists per game. Friday's win was the Sixers' second in a row, sixth in their last seven outings, and moved their record to 21-20 on the year, giving them a winning record at the true halfway point of an 82-game season for the first time since the 2005-2006 campaign. Read More »

Larry Nassar Victims Speak At Sentencing Hearing

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USA Gymnastics initially agreed to buy the training facility in August 2016 but then backed out of the agreement following an investigation into sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar , who worked with the organization for almost three decades before stepping away in 2015. Read More »

Victim Impact Statements Continue At Sentencing Hearing Of Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor

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He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics , which trains Olympians. We've got two and a half years until the next Summer Olympics. The doctor was sacked within days. On Thursday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina released a letter Nassar had written accusing the judge of grandstanding and conducting a "media circus" by allowing the parade of victim testimony, which he said was negatively affecting his mental health. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association could hand Chelsea transfer ban for signing foreign youth players

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If proven, the claims would subject Chelsea to the same transfer bans that Federation Internationale de Football Association has placed on Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for the same violation in recent years. "They ( Chelsea ) have not made contact with me, so if they have made contact with someone else I don't know about it", Moyes told reporters. The 32-year-old cost Tottenham just £12million last summer and would be available for a similar fee - considerably less than ... Read More »

Australian Open 2018: Novak Djokovic Labours To Win, Maria Sharapova Shines

Kerber has won the last two meetings against Sharapova , and her last loss was in the 2013 Stuttgart Open. She returned in April and, because of her slide down the rankings, needed some wild-card entries to enter tournaments. "I was pretty happy, because I didn't run a lot today, I didn't really feel it". The 19-time Grand Slam champion, who had an upper hand in the game from the beginning, and left no stone unturned in defeating the world No 51 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Read More »

Early Greek Departures from Australian Open

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After missing a match point and a couple of loose forehands, Kyrgios was broken by Troicki, who forced the final set into a tiebreak. This will be tougher than either of his first two matches though, after Kyrgios recorded another straight-sets win over Rogerio Dutra Silva in the first round. Read More »

Minnesota Vikings Looking to Change History Against Philadelphia

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Along with the dominant rushing attack from the Eagles , the linebackers will have to deal with tight end Zach Ertz , who led the Eagles in receiving yards and was tied for second on the team with eight touchdowns. With the cleats situation, you just have to go out there and try the cleats. Cox can count on getting double-teamed by a combination of Elflein (6-2, 301) and guards Jeremiah Sirles (6-6, 315) and Joe Berger (6-5, 305), the latter of whom is 35. Read More »

What you need to know before Sunday's Patriots-Jaguars game

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New England Patriots quarterbacks Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer warm up at the start of practice on Thursday. Bill Belichick is eyeing his eighth trip to the Super Bowl as head coach of the New England Patriots . "So, we heard it, but we're not too focused on it because we have to focus on doing our job for the game ". "I think the one good thing for me coming back in the middle of the season , I had a base knowledge of the system and have just tried to pick up every week after that". Read More »

The Vikings' long snapper has now seen 2 National Football League 'miracles'

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If Foles completes the task, he'll go down as a forever folk hero in a city that is legendarily passionate about its Birds. Now, after orchestrating the only walk-off TD in the long, storied history of the National Football League playoffs, he's a pretty big deal in the universe of unforgettable National Football League playoff moments. Read More »

Eagles haven't had much luck in NFC title games

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The Vikings will compete against the Philadelphia Eagles , also 13-3, on the Eagles' home turf Sunday, beginning at 5:40 p.m. Zimmer is the leader of a Super Bowl-caliber team despite circumstances that would have caused most teams to have a lost season. Read More »

Atlanta chosen as one of the 20 finalists for Amazon's second headquarters

Amazon .com Inc AMZN .O has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Canada's Toronto , for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. "We have a strong labor force, we have the abilities to move products and services and people through our highways and through our great airport, we have a low cost of business and great universities". Read More »

Vikings will reportedly activate Sam Bradford against Saints in divisional round

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One of the more exciting match-ups to keep an eye on in this game will be Saints Pro Bowl receiver Michael Thomas lining up against Vikings first-team All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes . Minnesota is a formidable foe, possessing the NFL's top-ranked defense. "I don't know. So I'll just leave it at that", Bridgewater said Friday, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press . Read More »

Shearer: Kane will surpass my PL goals record

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Kane hit a second treble in as many games to complete Tottenham's five-goal rout, rounding off the year with 39 Premier League goals. It was a wonderful cross from Eriksen through a freekick, as the ball beat two Southampton defenders and goalie Fraser Forster in air and the Walthamstow native headed the ball into the net easily to give Spurs the lead. Read More »

The Eagles' not-so-great history being No. 1

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But the Steelers may have new company after this year's Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4 - assuming the New England Patriots , who are heavily favored to win , bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy back home to Foxborough, Mass. The Eagles' Fletcher Cox was sensational against Atlanta last weekend, and is complemented by Brandon Graham , Derek Barnett and Chris Long . From Everson Griffen and the line to Eric Kendricks and the linebackers to Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith in the ... Read More »

NFC Championship Game 2018: Winner, Score Predictions for Vikings vs. Eagles

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The Eagles were picked for nothing but ended up as the NFC East champions. Tim Jernigan and the stable of defensive ends that are rotated in also create plenty of problems for opposing offensive lines . I've rallied around guys in the locker room. And when I did - I'm a better person because of that decision. Obviously, because of his small size, however, Sproles has been never been used as a "workhorse' type of back, but he was typically on the field in the Eagles' most crucial ... Read More »

Mel Kiper Jr. Projects Saquon Barkley Will Be Picked No. 4 Overall

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Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey were both selected in the first round previous year - matter of fact, they were both top 10 - and both enjoyed productive rookie seasons. "Ward is a polished prospect and could slide in for Johnson not long after getting picked in the first round", wrote Bryan Fisher of Athlon Sports . Read More »