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Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea are the other Premier League representatives. The nominees for the Ballon d'Or continue to emerge, including Gianluigi Buffon, Dries Mertens, Paulo Dybala and Edin Dzeko. The award has been shared by only two people over the past nine years, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi having dominated professional football's ...
  • Former LSU QB YA Tittle dies at age of 90

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    However, Tittle never actually played for the Lions because he chose to start his career on the East Coast with the Baltimore Colts of the AAFL. Tittle joined the 49ers in 1951 following the end of the Baltimore franchise the season before.
  • US beat Ghana 1-0 to go top of Group A

    US beat Ghana 1-0 to go top of Group A

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    It was a very poor game from Ghana throughout the 90 minutes, with a team showing little determination to win the game, squandering begging chances and missing opportunities to outrightly qualify for the next stage. The second half saw a more determined Ghana come out and press the initiative, as they created a handful of quality chances just after the break through Sadiq Ibrahim and Emmanuel Toku.
  • India trail 0-1 against Colombia

    India trail 0-1 against Colombia

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    But the stadium was not full during the match and there were many vacant areas. The India vs Colombia match will be played on Sunday evening. Both India and Colombia were looking to find their first victory in the tournament, after losing to the USA and Ghana respectively in their initial fixtures.
  • Twitter roasts NBC for wall-to-wall coverage of JJ Watt's injury

    Twitter roasts NBC for wall-to-wall coverage of JJ Watt's injury

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    As important as the 74.5 sacks and 45 passes defensed Watt recorded between his rookie campaign in 2011 and the 2015 season that saw him challenge for league MVP honors was the number of games he missed during that stretch: zero. Thanks to rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, they almost pulled it off. Hopefully Watt can recover quickly and get back on the field soon. His season ends having played in only five regular season games, finishing the year with 10 tackles and a sack to his credit.
  • Ballon d'Or 2017: Neymar, Dybala, Kane, Kante Shortlisted

    Ballon d'Or 2017: Neymar, Dybala, Kane, Kante Shortlisted

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    Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool was named in the second batch of names, alongside former Reds forward Luis Suarez . Nearly over an hour later, the organisers took to Twitter to reveal the next five - Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos , Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho , Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Napoli forward Dries Mertens combined with Suarez to form the next five lot.
  • Masuluke's goal still in race for Puskas Award

    Masuluke's goal still in race for Puskas Award

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    South African Masuluke is not only the first of his nation to reach the Puskas Award top three, but the first player from his continent to be named a finalist. Ironically, Giroud's goal did not gain the same acclaim in England, with his strike not deemed worthy enough to even win the Goal of the Month award for January 2017 as West Ham's Andy Carroll took the prize .
  • Javier Baez sparks Chicago Cubs to Game 1 win vs

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    Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have both batted.375 so far this series, with four and one RBIs respectively. Going back home to Wrigley Field - where the Cubs averaged 5.4 runs per game this season - could mean that the floodgates are preparing to open.
  • Mustafi faces long spell out with hamstring injury

    Mustafi faces long spell out with hamstring injury

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    It will be hard to become world champions twice". Loew's initial plans to use the game as a first test en route to their title defense went out the window with first-half injuries to defenders Niklas Suele and Shkodran Mustafi . That saw Can make his first start for Germany since June, deploying at the heart of the midfield, flanked by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka . Sandro Wagner should have doubled the lead on the half-hour mark but his casual effort was palmed onto the post by ...
  • Jupp Heynckes: I could only return for Bayern Munich

    Jupp Heynckes: I could only return for Bayern Munich

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    Heynckes, who also coached Bayern from 1987-91 and briefly in 2009, reunites with former assistants Peter Hermann and Hermann Gerland, both part of his backroom staff during the treble-winning season. Success is the most important thing. " Thomas Muller hasn't been playing his best, while Jerome Boateng is not the Jerome Boateng of 2012-13 [when Heynckes was also in charge]".
  • BEAR DOWN: Wildcats' Khalil Tate breaks FBS record in win over Colorado

    BEAR DOWN: Wildcats' Khalil Tate breaks FBS record in win over Colorado

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    Picked to finish last in the Pac-12 South, Arizona (3-2, 1-1) won a conference game for just the third time in its last 16 tries. The Colorado Buffaloes (3-2) face the Arizona Wildcats (2-2) on Saturday evening in what looks like a must-win for both teams who hope to remain dark horses in the Pac-12.