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Dortmund reject Arsenal bid in excess of £50m for Aubameyang

Dortmund reject Arsenal bid in excess of £50m for Aubameyang

Olivier Giroud has been discussed as a possible makeweight in the deal as Dortmund want the Frenchman on loan for the rest of the season to act as a direct replacement for Aubameyang. Aubameyang has been in excellent form this season, despite having missed several games due to his off the field disciplinary issues, and has scored 21 goals in 23 appearances. Read More

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NERD to Perform at 2018 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

NERD to Perform at 2018 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

Get your Twitter fingers ready, because it will be a night of perceived snubs and undeserved entrances, as is tradition. The 25-year-old was acquired in an offseason trade that sent Paul George to Oklahoma City. Oladipo and Beal will both make their All-Star debuts this season, while Wall and Lowry will lbe returning for their fifth and fourth games respectively. Read More

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Inter Milan Snap Up Rafinha On Loan From Barcelona

Luciano Spalletti's Inter are third in Serie A, which would see them qualify for Europe's premier competition next season, but Lazio and Roma are just two and three points behind them respectively with a game in hand. He's going to take advantage of this chance in Italy". Rafinha - who has previously spent time out on loan from Barcelona at the Spanish side Celta Vigo - is believed to be keen on a move to the Italian giants since falling out of favour at the Catalan club. Read More

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Federer eases past Gasquet into fourth round

Federer eases past Gasquet into fourth round

This time he is in much more in sync with his game. "I was here to fight and to try everything I could". Since returning from injury, Federer won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this past year to resurrect his career at age 36. He did reveal they already play tennis , not because he has been encouraging them, but because their friends all do and he doesn't want them to feel left out. Read More

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Nassar sentenced to 40-175 years in prison

Nassar sentenced to 40-175 years in prison

After her statement, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said told Denhollander: "You didn't just build a file, you built an army of survivors". You've gone off the page here as to what I'm doing. Preston the therapy dog brought some joy to the victims of those who were testifying against former sports-medicine osteopath, Larry Nassar . "I will carry your words with me for all of my days". Read More

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Mike Pence visits Western Wall amid tension with Palestinians

Mike Pence visits Western Wall amid tension with Palestinians

She refuted US claims that US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the Middle East was meant to protect Middle Eastern Christians. Palestinians, who have boycotted Pence's trip to the Middle East, said the U.S. "I have not reached out to them..." The meeting, which was "fruitful and useful", lasted more than an hour. "This U.S. administration has dealt with the Palestinians with utter disdain and has given Israel everything it wanted and more", Ashrawi said in a phone interview. Read More

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Pliskova rallies to reach Open quarter-finals

Pliskova rallies to reach Open quarter-finals

In the tiebreak Pliskova netted a backhand on Strycova s second set point to concede it 7-5 after 69 minutes of attritional tennis. "I think she has an ability to cover the court and anticipate like really no one else does", said the 22-year-old, who first reached the semi-finals in Melbourne as a teenager in 2015. Read More

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James Harrison has already doubled playing time with Steelers in New England

James Harrison has already doubled playing time with Steelers in New England

Jean Francois' first Super Bowl appearance came in 2013 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Minnesota had been one of six teams that did not commit a turnover inside the red zone in the regular season. After the timeout, Blake Bortles dropped back on third-and-7 and zinged a attractive 12-yard pass that Marcedes Lewis caught at the New England 32, putting the Jaguars within striking distance of a 17-3 or even 21-3 halftime cushion. Read More

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LeBron James the youngest player to reach 30000 points

LeBron James the youngest player to reach 30000 points

But there won't be many more adorable moments than this video, which features Savannah James as well as LeBron's kids. "For me to sit here and be the youngest player ever to reach 30,000". "Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you'll reach!" LeBron comically made sure he was the first person to congratulate himself on the accomplishment, commending himself on the historic achievement with an Instagram post earlier Tuesday. Read More

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[PyeongChang 2018] S. Korean athletes for PyeongChang 2018 hold team launch ceremony

[PyeongChang 2018] S. Korean athletes for PyeongChang 2018 hold team launch ceremony

North Korea on Tuesday notified Seoul that its Samjiyon Orchestra will perform in the city of Gangneung near Pyeongchang on February 8, the day before the Olympics begin, and in Seoul on February 11. "We need the wisdom and effort to preserve this miraculous opportunity for dialogue even after the Pyeongchang Olympics". North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, in charge of inter-Korean affairs, called the picture-burning a "shuddering, disgusting crime". Read More

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Even Amazon Alexa wants the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl

Even Amazon Alexa wants the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl

Bud Light may have thought the odds of the Eagles winning the Super Bowl were so slim, offering the team and their fans all the post-game beer they'd need would be a safe bet. "Win it all and the party is on us". Lane Johnson and Chris Long , the masterminds behind Philadelphia's dog mask craze that's carried the Eagles all the way to the Super Bowl, called out the league when the NFL started selling dog-themed shirts to profit off Philly's playoff run. Read More

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Adebayor: Fake Wenger instigated Arsenal HATE

Adebayor: Fake Wenger instigated Arsenal HATE

Mkhitaryan has found himself to be out of favour at Manchester United this season and he has dramatically fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho. Adebayor marked his first appearance against Arsenal with a goal in a 4-2 victory for Manchester City. Adebayor added: "Not the fans because the fans are the first English fans to sing my name in London". Read More

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Rahm outlasts Landry to win CareerBuilders in playoff

Rahm outlasts Landry to win CareerBuilders in playoff

Rahm entered the tournament as the world's number three but his victory pushes him past Jordan Spieth into second spot. "To get to where only Seve, Ollie and Sergio have gotten ... He has played the 12 par 5s in 13 under with an eagle and 11 birdies. "After what I've done I just feel a lot more comfortable". Rahm was 27th in his Masters debut, missed the cut at the US Open, won the Irish Open ahead of a 44th-place effort at the British Open and was 58th in his PGA Championship debut. Read More

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Aussie Open: Federer, Djokovic, del Potro Through

Aussie Open: Federer, Djokovic, del Potro Through

Open champion Sloane Stephens against Zhang Shuai. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both reached round four of the Australian Open with straight-set wins. Federer's latest victory was his 91st in Melbourne to make the Australian Open his joint most successful grand slam in terms of matches won along with Wimbledon . Read More

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Britain's Princess Eugenie engaged to long-term boyfriend

Britain's Princess Eugenie engaged to long-term boyfriend

The wedding will take place at St George's Chapel , Windsor Castle , in the autumn. If the name sounds familiar, that's because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are tying the knot there on May 19 . Eugenie underwent back surgery aged 12 to correct a scoliosis condition, and is now patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The Stowe-educated socialite is the manager of Mayfair hotspot Mahiki. Read More

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Confirmed: Sanchez and Mkhitaryan WILL both be eligible to play in Europe

Confirmed: Sanchez and Mkhitaryan WILL both be eligible to play in Europe

It is clear that the 29-year-old won't be accepting any nonsense being spewed about his choice, and as of such, his first words after penning down a Manchester United contract will be really interesting. The former Borussia Dortmund star has fallen out of favour under United boss Jose Mourinho , who was pictured being driven into the club's Carrington training base on Thursday morning. Read More

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Kyle Edmund battles past Andreas Seppi into last eight

Kyle Edmund battles past Andreas Seppi into last eight

Grigor Dimitrov has reached the Australian Open quarterfinals for the third time and put the last local hope out of the season-opening major with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4) win over Nick Kyrgios . When Seppi broke in the third game of the second set, it seemed like Edmund might just drift away. World number one Simona Halep was pushed to 15-13 in the deciding set by Lauren Davis in the last round and could be severely tested again by exciting young Japanese-American Naomi Osaka. Read More

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Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur

A few more goals from Harry Kane would probably mean a victory for Spurs as the lack of goals from the Saints this season is unlikely to change against a solid Tottenham defence . Winks, who has also not featured for Spurs since the rampant win, is not expected back for another fortnight. Southampton pressed and chased like rabid terriers, double teaming Kane and Alli at every opportunity. Read More

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Trump Is Currently Having an Affair, Michael Wolff Hints to Bill Maher

Trump Is Currently Having an Affair, Michael Wolff Hints to Bill Maher

He doesn't "have the blue dress", as he tells Maher , so he can't definitely say Trump is having an affair (without getting sued, anyway). "You just have to read between the lines", adding that it's toward the end of the book. Trump has declared the book "phony" while White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders dismissed it as "complete fantasy" and a Trump attorney has sought to halt publication of the "libelous" tome. Read More

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National Football League deems Raiders complied with Rooney Rule, won't be disciplined

National Football League deems Raiders complied with Rooney Rule, won't be disciplined

This fine would most likely be similar to a 2003 incident when former Lions general manager Matt Millen was found guilty of violating the Rooney Rule. Elaborating on Friday's announcement of a finding of compliance, the league providing the following quote to PFT via email on Saturday: "The club conducted bona fide interviews with minority candidates as part of its search process". Read More

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Air Force cancels athletic schedule amid government shutdown; Navy to continue

Air Force cancels athletic schedule amid government shutdown; Navy to continue

The United States federal government shutdown , which went into effect at midnight last night after Congress failed to enact a new funding planned, has forced Air Force hockey to stop playing. The notice of the blackout sparked angry reactions from viewers, with several noting the timing could not be worse. "AFN, start a GoFundMe & broadcast these games!" Academy teams were scattered around the country this weekend, with swimming teams in Las Vegas, rifle in Fort Worth, Texas, and women's ... Read More

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Feds drop charges against more than 100 arrested during inauguration protests

Feds drop charges against more than 100 arrested during inauguration protests

Federal prosecutors will dismiss cases against 129 people still facing criminal charges in connection with mass arrests on President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day, according to court papers filed on Thursday. Andy Switzer, one of the defendants whose charges were dismissed, criticized the Trump administration for its willingness to "spend millions of dollars to go after its political opponents for an alleged $100,000 worth of property damage". Read More

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National Football League player threatened to sexually assault officer's wife during arrest, police say

Anderson - who also was arrested in March 2017 for an altercation at a concert - began to threaten the officer and his family, saying he would find and sexually assault the officer's wife. "You know the truth will come to the light". "Based on his statements it was clear that he meant to sexually assault my wife", Hennessy wrote. Anderson might be looking at a 2018 suspension. Read More

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EPL: Iwobi on target as Arsenal crush Crystal Palace

EPL: Iwobi on target as Arsenal crush Crystal Palace

Alexis Sanchez will not be involved for Arsenal as his transfer to Manchester United edges closer. "The period of uncertainty was hard". What is the team news? "I agree completely that 2018 until now has not been very positive but I am long enough in the job to know that what is important is how we respond to it and to focus on the performance". Read More

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How Batsmen Cost India the South Africa Series

How Batsmen Cost India the South Africa Series

Rabada said playing India is a challenge though there is a difference between their overseas record since 2011, and their record during their dream run in the 2015-17 period. There were some good performances from the Indian side, but most of their players, specifically their batsmen, didn't live up to anyone's expectations. Read More

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Dustin Johnson dreaming of Augusta in Abu…

Dustin Johnson dreaming of Augusta in Abu…

The reigning Europe No.1 Tommy Fleetwood is the defending champion . Then again, underestimating him when he's fully fit and focused is a risky game indeed. This year's event will be played outside of Paris at Le Golf National, the site of an annual European Tour event. Add it all up and McIlroy's statement wasn't exactly feisty bulletin board material, however, that last line - "it definitely won't be as easy as they think it's going to be" - might catch the attention of a few guys on Team ... Read More

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Asensio goal lifts Real

Asensio goal lifts Real

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits his side were far below their best against Leganes but was pleased enough to see his side carve out a positive result. Only Carvajal and Raphael Varane were selected to start at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque. The second leg is next week. Ceballos had left the field by that stage, replaced by Luka Modric midway through the second half, with his discomfort compounded by a collision with team-mate Lucas Vazquez. Read More

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Roy Halladay autopsy toxicology report results reveal morphine in his system

Roy Halladay autopsy toxicology report results reveal morphine in his system

According to the report drowning was a " contributing factor " in Halladay's death, with the autopsy revealing that he had traces of morphine, the sleeping medication Ambien and the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) in his system. One thing of note ... the FDA lists on its website that more than 50 ng/ml of zolpidem "appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident". Read More

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Former Trump adviser Gorka wanted for arrest in Hungary

Former Trump adviser Gorka wanted for arrest in Hungary

The Hungarian website 444 turned up information that police in Budapest have an outstanding arrest warrant against Gorka for "firearm or ammunition abuse". Calls to Hungary's interior ministry and its global communications office were not returned. Gorka was born in London but holds Hungarian and USA citizenship through naturalization. Read More

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CSK will definitely go for Ashwin in IPL auction - Dhoni

CSK will definitely go for Ashwin in IPL auction - Dhoni

During the retention period, CSK made a decision to bring MS Dhoni , Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja back into the fold. The franchise will have to buy Ashwin in the auction and the off-spinner is bound to attract a few bidders. So, that area is covered. Speaking at an event in Chennai , Dhoni clarified that the thought of joining another franchise never crossed his mind. "I can't think of not coming back to CSK". Read More

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Muguruza outfoxed by Hsieh in second-round defeat

Muguruza outfoxed by Hsieh in second-round defeat

Djokovic looked far from his best but was still too good for the enigmatic world No39, maintaining his flawless record against Monfils with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory. 123-ranked Pera is making her Grand Slam debut, and didn't even know she had a spot in the main draw until Margarita Gasparyan withdrew. I completely hate them. Read More

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