• IAAF says commercial ties with Adidas ending 3 years early
IAAF says commercial ties with Adidas ending 3 years early

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) imposed its initial ban on Russia in November 2015 and has twice extended it, in March and June, on the grounds that the criteria set for the track and field powerhouses to be reincluded had not been met.

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  • Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach
Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach

Ed Foley, Temple's assistant head coach and tight ends coach , will be the Owls' interim coach , per ESPN . Baylor made the official announcement Tuesday morning, capping off a insane search. Their six-game skid is the longest since losing nine in a row when they dropped the final eight games of the 2007 season and the 2008 opener in Briles'...

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  • University of Michigan's Jabrill Peppers finalist for the Heisman Trophy
University of Michigan's Jabrill Peppers finalist for the Heisman Trophy

Jackson could become the first player in Louisville history to win the Heisman Trophy, something the dynamic signal caller hasn't come to grips with yet . "This guy was one of the most versatile players in college football". Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been leading the Heisman Trophy race all season.

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  • Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury
Chiefs' Johnson leaves game vs Raiders with Achilles injury

The Raiders when they left the west coast on Wednesday enjoyed a 47 degree day in Oakland . In what would ultimately become a momentous 21-13 win over the Raiders on Thursday at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs looked like every bit of that for the first 25 minutes-plus ...

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  • Alexis Sanchez Has Responded In Emphatic Fashion To Those Chelsea Rumours
Alexis Sanchez Has Responded In Emphatic Fashion To Those Chelsea Rumours

While Ozil is thought to have progressed further towards an extension at Emirates Stadium , Sanchez remains a subject of transfer speculation. They will stay for 18 months and hopefully much longer. We will do the maximum we can for every single player". Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez has revealed how his two dogs are with him on the field. "Maybe...

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  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Manchester United winger speaks out after starring role
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Manchester United winger speaks out after starring role

A statement: "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Wednesday 30 November 2016], Jose Mourinho will serve a one-match touchline ban with immediate effect". It should have been two for United five minutes later when Ibrahimovic was denied twice in quick succession as the home side threatened to rack up a big score early on.

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  • Mourinho handed one-match ban
Mourinho handed one-match ban

Playing attractive attacking football - that is something the fans like - but we need results . "I'm really happy with that". Man United entertain West Ham for the second time in four days this week, having drawn 1-1 with the Hammers in the Premier League last Sunday.

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  • Klopp stunned Liverpool managed to sign Firmino
Klopp stunned Liverpool managed to sign Firmino

With Klopp's Liverpool side arguably playing some of the most energetic football in Europe at the moment, the idea of him being the flawless man to reinvigorate Bayern certainly makes sense. A lot of things he is good at are very important for us. "We need to keep working hard in training, listen to what the manager wants us to do and hopeful...

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  • College Football Playoff set with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington
College Football Playoff set with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington

I know MI destroyed Penn State earlier this year, so Wolverines fans will want to be included in this discussion if the Nittany Lions are, but the teams playing the best at the end of the season are Alabama , Clemson, Ohio State and either Penn State or Oklahoma.

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  • Mexico draws Portugal, Russia and New Zealand in Confederations Cup
Mexico draws Portugal, Russia and New Zealand in Confederations Cup

The All Whites will play host nation Russian Federation in St Petersburg in the opening match and will also face Portugal and Mexico in next year's FIFA Confederations Cup . "We want to give them incredibly hard games". Postecoglou said history with world No.3 Germany and world No.4 Chile didn't make his task any easier, but would boost his pl...

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  • Jurgen Klopp congratulates Bournemouth after Liverpool's horror show
Jurgen Klopp congratulates Bournemouth after Liverpool's horror show

The Cherries made it 2-1 in the 56 minute via a penalty which James Milner conceded following a foul on Ryan Fraser. Nathan Ake pounced on a fumble by goalkeeper Loris Karius to grab the victor in the third minute of injury time, handing title-chasing Liverpool their first loss since August 20 and dropping Juergen Klopp's team four points beh...

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  • Orange Bowl has Harbaugh, Fisher talking memories
Orange Bowl has Harbaugh, Fisher talking memories

At a joint news conference with Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher on Wednesday, Michigan's coach enthusiastically marveled at Florida State's pregame tradition. "What a tremendous opportunity this is". The Seminoles' season resembles Michigan's of a year ago as Florida State has lost the toughest three games on their schedule.

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  • Gianni Infantino 'backs 48-team World Cup'
Gianni Infantino 'backs 48-team World Cup'

Critics, including Germany coach Joachim Loew, have said it would dilute the quality of the event and require the use of complex mathematical formulae. Either way, the match total for a World Cup would climb from 64 up into the 80-90 range. Infantino is eager to see the qaudrennial tournament grow by introducing space for a further 16 teams.

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  • Big Ten fines UM, scolds Harbaugh for ref rant
Big Ten fines UM, scolds Harbaugh for ref rant

It doesn't help that he also commented how MI coach Jim Harbaugh pinning the loss on the refs "isn't a good look", even though he just did the same exact thing. The defense played hard all day, creating two interceptions - the first was returned for a touchdown by Malik Hooker, the other by Jerome Baker set up the Buckeyes' second TD - and pounci...

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  • Injuries: Andrew Luck on track to play Monday
Injuries: Andrew Luck on track to play Monday

Just think about the last 15 months. Luck is in the final stages of the league's concussion protocol and will see an independent neurologist to potentially be cleared Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Wells reports. "Right now, Fitz is our starter". The team hasn't targeted a specific play on which the injury occurred, but Indianapolis head coach Chuck ...

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  • Harden's 37 helps Rockets over Celtics 107-106
Harden's 37 helps Rockets over Celtics 107-106

Although it doesn't inspire confidence that both IT and Horford missed buckets in the final seconds of the game and ultimately cost them the team the win so who knows what the answer is. "Harden's a really good player", Stevens said. "He does a lot of different things, some things that don't show up on the stat sheet that helped contribute to this ...

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  • Guardiola: Chelsea are best Premier League team
Guardiola: Chelsea are best Premier League team

The Clarets have impressed at Turf Moor since returning to the Premier League, but it has been a different story on their travels where they have struggled. Spain worldwide Nolito, who joined the club from Celta Vigo in the summer, said: "Last season the team reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, so to improve on that would mean to reac...

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  • How Argentina finally broke its Davis Cup drought
How Argentina finally broke its Davis Cup drought

Argentina's Leonardo Mayer, Guido Pella , Federico Delbonis , Juan Martin del Potro and Daniel Orsanic kiss the Davis Cup after winning it in the final against Croatia. Del Potro should have taken the second set also but blew two set points in the tie-breaker to let Karlović back in the match with the second set 7-6.

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  • Eric Molina leaves his classroom behind to face Anthony Joshua
Eric Molina leaves his classroom behind to face Anthony Joshua

Joshua is now preparing to face Eric Molina at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night but it has previously been suggested that a showdown between the Olympic gold medallist and Haye could take place in 2017. "When I hear David Haye talking it's like, "You're not really relevant right now", said Joshua. "They judge me by one fight, the Arreola fi...

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  • Champions League goalkeeper loses it, starts crying after allowing six goals
Champions League goalkeeper loses it, starts crying after allowing six goals

Needing at least a draw to have a chance of finishing in the top two in Group B , Besiktas was 4-0 down to Dynamo Kiev by halftime and ended up losing 6-0 and with only nine men on the pitch. Ludogorets had ridden its luck to an extent as PSG twice hit the woodwork, but still takes its place in the Europa League as the first Bulgarian side eve...

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  • Southern California will meet Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl
Southern California will meet Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl

It is a great reward for our football team after a very strong finish to the 2016 season. Alabama is the only team that has reached the playoff in all three years featuring the four-team format. 9 Southern Cal was the determining factor. "The committee made their decision". For Wisconsin fans, it was just the latest in a long line of big-game...

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  • Red Sox Nab White Sox Ace Sale
Red Sox Nab White Sox Ace Sale

Among those reported to be headed to Chicago is highly touted infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech, along with two additional prospects to be identified later. He posted a 2.25 ERA in 11 starts for Class A Salem and was on the fast track to being the first homegrown Red Sox starting pitcher to make a significant impact in the big lea...

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  • England vs Australia - One to Watch
England vs Australia - One to Watch

Jones had the last laugh at the conclusion of a eventful week with his side cantering to a 37-21 win at Twickenham to inflict a ninth defeat of the year on his native Australia. We've got the talent here, it's just if we get the desire and the cohesion right, that's what we're aiming to do". "What we want to do in the Six Nations is go out ther...

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  • Nittany Lions No. 7 in CFP but Ohio State looking strong
Nittany Lions No. 7 in CFP but Ohio State looking strong

Here's my opinions on the matter. We're inching closer to the final set of College Football Playoff rankings - or the only poll that matters. With either Ohio State or MI heading for a loss, Washington , which sits at No. 2. But if MI loses to the Buckeyes, or even in the conference title game, I don't know if they get in. "They did fall out ...

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  • Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers
Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers

Beyond the solid response, it's a strong way to begin the only four-games-in-five-nights stretch of the season. The rest - Dwyane Wade with his mid-rangers in the second half and crafty drives, Rajon Rondo with his under-the-radar triple-double, and Jimmy Butler with his dogged play and ability to get to the line - simply ganged up on the Cavs to e...

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  • Henry Burris arrives in Ottawa after epic Grey Cup victory
Henry Burris arrives in Ottawa after epic Grey Cup victory

Henry Burris threw three touchdowns, including the game victor in overtime as Ottawa shocked the Calgary Stampeders 39-33. There was drama over the status of Henry Burris immediately prior to Sunday's Grey Cup but the veteran Redblacks quarterback answered the bell and looked as good as new as Ottawa ran up a 20-7 halftime lead over ...

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  • Washington's schedule becomes focus of playoff debate
Washington's schedule becomes focus of playoff debate

It all comes down to the national championship game January 9 in Tampa. Alabama was ranked as No. 1 in the final rankings this year. As a result, the Buckeyes dropped one slot to No. The ballooning of the Big Ten created two seven-team divisions and ensured teams would not face four of their conference foes each season, adding a tinge of arbitr...

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  • Washington Nationals Lose Out On Mark Melancon To Giants
Washington Nationals Lose Out On Mark Melancon To Giants

Olney tweeted the deal would top the 4-year, $50 million deal signed by Jonathan Papelbon . And anyway, the incredible prospect cost of pitchers like Chapman and Andrew Miller on the trade market last summer strongly suggests that valuations of elite relief pitchers are increasing.

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  • Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder
Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder

This play did not lose the game for Wisconsin, but rather, started the pendulum swinging permanently toward Penn State in an uncharacteristically sloppy game on the defensive side of the ball. Saeed Blacknall caught six passes, two for touchdowns, and finished with a championship-game record 155 yards. The Badgers pressured McSorley, who threw inc...

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  • Alastair Cook and England to unwind before Mumbai Test
Alastair Cook and England to unwind before Mumbai Test

Root and Hameed took England into the lead after they had lost two wickets early in the session. The duo added 45 runs for the seventh wicket before Root was sensationally caught in the slips by Ajinkya Rahane off Jadeja . "It's awful luck on the young kid", said Cook. It has been a frustrating four days. "But if you get bowled out for 280 you...

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  • 'Devout' Yaya Toure to appear in court for drink driving
'Devout' Yaya Toure to appear in court for drink driving

Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, once rejected a champagne gift because he is a devout Muslim - but he has now been charged to court with drink driving . He, however, was released on bail on Tuesday but will appear at the Barkingside Magistrates' Court on 13 December. Na Pep has finished Toure bdhdhsnsnsbsn Man said who.

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  • Man United concedes late penalty, draws 1-1 at Everton
Man United concedes late penalty, draws 1-1 at Everton

Ander Herrera hit the post after the break, while David De Gea saved from Kevin Mirallas, before Baines converted from 12 yards after Marouane Fellaini fouled Enner Valencia in the penalty box late on. Throughout, this was a contest that reflected the mediocre form of the two teams - it is now one win in nine league games for Everton and one in...

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  • Oakland fire: Dozens feared dead in club night blaze
Oakland fire: Dozens feared dead in club night blaze

Former residents also said it was also a death trap with few exits, a rickety makeshift staircase, piles of driftwood and a labyrinth of electrical cords. "We started yelling and trying to get everyone out", he said. Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo, who represents the district where the fire broke out, said neighbors have regularly complaine...

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  • Hamilton wins race, Rosberg the Championship in Abu Dhabi
Hamilton wins race, Rosberg the Championship in Abu Dhabi

Tipped to be a future World Champion in Formula 1, Max Verstappen has said he would probably have done the same as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. And after the race, Team Principal Toto Wolff said that there could be repercussions, hinting that Hamilton could be reprimanded for the action. ...

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  • Solf: Solid Stone extends Alfred Dunhill Championship lead
Solf: Solid Stone extends Alfred Dunhill Championship lead

The inward nine proved much more profitable for the 32-year-old victor of 11 European Tour events as he bagged five more birdies without dropping a shot in ideal early southern hemisphere summer conditions. There is still a long way to go in this tournament for Stone and he will be tracked all the way by compatriot Charl Schwartzel and England's Ch...

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