• Another touchdown was controversially overturned in favor of the Patriots

    Another touchdown was controversially overturned in favor of the Patriots

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    Another week, another touchdown overturned by NFL officials, sparking more outrage and confusion over the league's catch rules and its in-game replay reviews. "When you look at the angles that were available, there's nothing clear and obvious to overturn the call on the field". It certainly wasn't indisputable evidence to overturn the call on the field, which is supposed to be the standard.
  • Saints earn spot in playoffs with victory over Falcons

    Saints earn spot in playoffs with victory over Falcons

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    The "Butt-INT" worked better for Lattimore than the "Butt-Fumble" did for Mark Sanchez, that's for sure. While the loss eliminated the Falcons (9-6) from the NFC South race, Atlanta can clinch a wild-card berth by beating Carolina in the final regular season game on New Year's Eve.
  • Osweiler the Broncos' starting QB vs. Washington

    Osweiler the Broncos' starting QB vs. Washington

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    For the Broncos, though, these last two games could have afforded opportunities to evaluate Lynch , their 2016 first-round pick who has played in just four games, starting in three, in his two seasons with the team. The matchup against the Redskins could be an ironic one for the Broncos considering their quarterback situation. And after he briefly returned to make the start against the Raiders , he had not practiced because of his ankle injury until this week.
  • Doc Rivers says Chris Paul was great for Clippers while there

    Doc Rivers says Chris Paul was great for Clippers while there

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    Paul forced a trade from the Clippers to the Houston Rockets in the offseason after spending the previous six seasons with Los Angeles. For the second straight game, Rockets guard James Harden topped 50 points, and for the second consecutive time out, the Rockets, which began the night with the NBA's best record (25-5), lost a high-scoring affair, this time to the Clippers, 128-118.
  • Rafael Nadal on his most special achievement ever

    Rafael Nadal on his most special achievement ever

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    Nadal's withdrawal from the exhibition means that fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut will take his place in the draw, getting a bye into the semi-final where he will play the victor of Kevin Anderson and Pablo Carreno Busta . Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic have also withdrawn from the tournament, which is held from December 28-30. Nadal won his first Grand Slams since 2014 with a record-breaking 10th French Open title and a third US Open title.
  • Mourinho escapes with FA warning after pre-derby comments

    Mourinho escapes with FA warning after pre-derby comments

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    Mourinho became embroiled in a row with City goalkeeper Ederson after the United manager voiced his disapproval at the visiting team's post-match celebrations. "A little bit of wind and they fall", Mourinho had said, prompting the FA to ask the United manager to explain his comments. City manager Pep Guardiola also defended his players, although he offered an apology to United.
  • Garry Monk: Middlesbrough part company with manager despite victory

    Garry Monk: Middlesbrough part company with manager despite victory

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    Middlesbrough have parted company with manager Garry Monk , the Championship club announced on Saturday night. However, the Boro' board were clearly still underwhelmed with Monk's performance, leading to the change, which sees academy boss Craig Liddle take over in a temporary role.
  • Australia's Starc, England's Overton out of Melbourne test

    Australia's Starc, England's Overton out of Melbourne test

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    In a newspaper column this week, former England captain Mike Atherton called on the umpires of the fourth and fifth tests to more stringently enforce rules around intimidatory bowling . "That's up to the umpires to (enforce intimidatory bowling laws)". Starc sustained a bruised heel during the win in Perth as Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead over England to re-take the urn and will be replaced by reserve seamer Jackson Bird , who last played in the corresponding fixture ...
  • Charlie Austin: Southampton striker charged after tackle on Jonas Lossl

    Charlie Austin: Southampton striker charged after tackle on Jonas Lossl

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    The Dane was bleeding and needed treatment after Austin caught him in the face with his right boot. The 28-year-old scored his fifth goal in five starts for Southampton , only to leave the field shortly after half-time with a hamstring injury, and he has been given until 5pm on Christmas Eve to respond to the charge.