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With owner Mike Ashley hoping to sell the club, he may be reluctant to invest significant funds in the January transfer window if a takeover has not been completed before then. Guardiola ran onto the Etihad Stadium pitch after Raheem Sterling's 96th-minute victor, punching the air with delight until referee Paul Tierney asked him to calm down but opted against sending him off.
  • Did Gronk Throw a Cheap Hit on Sunday?

    Did Gronk Throw a Cheap Hit on Sunday?

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    Rob Gronkowski on Sunday dove onto Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White, hitting White in the back of the head while White was lying on the ground. In his postgame comments, Gronkowski apologized to White , but blamed his actions over frustration with officials both during the game and over the course of his career.
  • Marshawn Lynch runs Raiders to win over Giants, first-place tie

    Marshawn Lynch runs Raiders to win over Giants, first-place tie

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    But the Raiders re-opened the 10-point advantage 1:59 later when quarterback David Carr hit Johnny Holton for a nine-yard touchdown pass to put the game away. After delivering arguably their best defensive effort of the season last week against the Denver Broncos , the group followed it up with another strong outing Sunday afternoon against Geno Smith and the Giants.
  • Kamara leads Saints past Panthers

    Kamara leads Saints past Panthers

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    The win lifted the Saints into sole possession of first place in the NFC South. Kamara added his second rushing touchdown midway through the third quarter, scoring from 20 yards out. His score gave the Saints a two-possession lead over Carolina and is the latest example of Kamara's impressive speed and running ability. The former Stanford star leads the team in catches with 59, gaining 468 yards and scoring three touchdowns.
  • Guardiola admits regret, says he 'cannot control' himself

    Guardiola admits regret, says he 'cannot control' himself

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    With just two years remaining on his deal, City are keen to ensure that. Elsewhere there were wins for Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and upwardly mobile Burnley, while Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick as Everton beat West Ham United 4-0 in front of Sam Allardyce, who is set to become their new manager.
  • Vikings-Falcons: Linebacker Eric Kendricks active, Atlanta down two cornerbacks

    Vikings-Falcons: Linebacker Eric Kendricks active, Atlanta down two cornerbacks

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    With that, take a look back at some of the takeaways from Sunday's win. But can they handle the talented Vikings who are as tough on defense as they are offense? Matt Ryan was 16-of-29 for 173 yards passing for the Falcons. His counterpart, Stefon Diggs , only had two receptions for 32 yards as the Falcons played a softer defense that took away the explosive plays Minnesota has created most of this season.
  • Chicago Bears lose Battle of the Bad to Robbie Gould, 49ers

    Chicago Bears lose Battle of the Bad to Robbie Gould, 49ers

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    The 49ers climbed to within 14-9 on Gould's field goal with:24 left in the first half and closed to within 14-12 on Gould's fourth field goal without a miss, a 33-yarder, late in the third quarter. What did Garoppolo's head coach think of his first outing in a 49ers uniform? In general, the Bears never seemed to bother him. Then again, what is there to say? He established a nice rapport with the San Francisco wideouts connecting with Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor on 14 passes for 191 ...
  • Yankees out of running to sign Ohtani

    Yankees out of running to sign Ohtani

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    The Rangers are hoping to meet with Ohtani, who is in Los Angeles, in the coming days ahead of the winter meetings. And according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports , Ohtani apparently prefers a smaller market. Instead, he'll be posted and teams will be limited to offering bonuses from their pool of global signing money. The Oakland Athletics are not one of those teams, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
  • Bills give their take on whether not Rob Gronkowski should be suspended

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    White appeared to be a little bit shaken up after the late hit by Gronkowski and was being evaluated for a head injury. Gronk wasn't ejected for this because... "It was a great day", Gronkowski said as the Patriots celebrated their eighth consecutive victory. That wasn't cool. Obviously the game was already - it was a pretty big margin at that time.
  • Michigan, South Carolina to meet again in Outback

    Michigan, South Carolina to meet again in Outback

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    MI will take on SC on January 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay in the Outback Bowl after finishing the regular season with an 8-4 record. The game will be played at noon ET time at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and will be televised on ESPN2.
  • Tyrod Taylor carted off against Patriots

    Tyrod Taylor carted off against Patriots

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    At 6-6, the Bills have fallen behind the Baltimore Ravens and must play the Patriots again, on December 24, as they try to find a path to an AFC wild card. Lee later recorded his second sack in the first quarter against the Bills, which left him with two sacks, and one interception in five quarters with the Patriots.