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Although Dynamo Kiev have no hope of advancing further, the Ukrainians will provide a stern test for Besiktas, who recently came back from 3-0 down against Portuguese group rivals Benfica to earn a hard-won draw. "There are already so many issues that could block us mentally so if we don't want to have any doubts, we've got to take to the pitch with just one thought - win the game and win the group..." Atletico Madrid won Group D by a distance and are the only club in the competition ...
  • San Francisco Giants sign closer Mark Melancon

    San Francisco Giants sign closer Mark Melancon

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    Last season, after coming to Washington at the trade deadline, Melancon picked up right where he left off in Pittsburgh, posting a 1.82 ERA and notching 17 saves in 18 tries, and helping the Nationals run away with the NL East title. The Giants have always been pursuing the right-hander, dating back to this summer's trade deadline. Enter Melancon, 31, whose resume suggests there will be far fewer frazzled nerves at AT&T Park this season.
  • England's Hameed to miss last two tests

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    India win the contest by eight wickets and take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series. The third test begins in Mumbai on December 8. His opposite number confirmed the same; Cook compared the Mohali pitch to Rajkot, where England had three centurions after winning the toss to set the game up.
  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure charged with drunk driving

    Manchester City's Yaya Toure charged with drunk driving

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    Toure is the former captain of the Ivory Coast national team - with more than 100 appearances for the global sides. Toure will be in contention to start on Saturday as Manchester City attempt to defeat Premier League leaders Chelsea at the Etihad stadium.
  • Man United concedes late penalty, draws 1-1 at Everton

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    Hours later, United was held 1-1 at Everton after Marouane Fellaini conceded an 88th-minute penalty with a clumsy foul, two minutes after coming on as a substitute. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho needs to keep playing attacking football, his former Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has said. "We deserved a point, it's a fair result", he told BBC Sport .
  • Hamilton wins plaudits as Mercedes ponder punishment

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    Hamilton needed Rosberg to finish fourth or lower to win the title and Horner, who oversaw Red Bull's four consecutive driver and team championships between 2010 and 2013, gave his support to the British driver. "There have been a lot of great things that have happened this year. There is so much more going on in the background that plays a role in how we are thinking and this is why I don't want to express an opinion before I have actually made up my mind for myself".
  • Big 12 has 3 games left, will leave 1 bowl spot unfilled

    Big 12 has 3 games left, will leave 1 bowl spot unfilled

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    Washington has been almost flawless this year with its only loss coming to USC. But the Cowboys don't win a lot of games against Oklahoma and teams usually don't win a lot of games in Norman . No. 6 Wisconsin vs. Here are the Sooners that need big games to secure another conference title. Temple, however, has yielded a total of 10 points in its last three games and has won six in a row, thanks primarily to a defense that has three shutouts and is allowing only 273.4 yards per game.
  • Solid Stone extends Alfred Dunhill Championship lead

    Solid Stone extends Alfred Dunhill Championship lead

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    Schwartzel began the back nine with four birdies in a row on his way to posting an excellent 68 on Saturday, leaving him on 14-under-par, but it's not just the former Masters champion Stone has to worry about. Schwartzel said: "I need to put myself in play more on the front nine". "I played some good golf the whole day, holed some good putts, hit some good shots".
  • Palace ease pressure on Pardew with win over Saints

    Palace ease pressure on Pardew with win over Saints

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    Pardew has reportedly held talks with Palace chairman Steve Parish, who along with American co-owners David Blitzer and Josh Harris will decide on the manager's future. "We have a responsibility in that area to make sure that we can't fall down this weekend and it will be a big blow to us to concede a set play". "That's the sense I get from the training ground as well".
  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho 'happy' with League Cup performance

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho 'happy' with League Cup performance

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    Southampton's Jordy Clasie celebrates scoring his side's first goal at the Emirates Stadium. Manchester United will face Hull City in the next round, while Southampton face Liverpool. Hull City's path to the semi finals has seen us take victory over Exeter City, Stoke City, Bristol City and Newcastle United. United's win over West Ham was illuminated by Mkhitaryan's touch and eye for a pass in only his third start for the club since his move from Borussia Dortmund in the offseason.
  • MK Dons announce Robbie Neilson as new manager

    MK Dons announce Robbie Neilson as new manager

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    Neilson said of his appointment: "It's great to be here and I'm looking forward to developing the club, developing the players and moving the club forward". A club spokesperson continued: "The record-breaking 2014-15 Championship-winning season, which secured our promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking, will long live in the memory of Hearts supporters, as will the highly impressive third-place finish and the return to European football which was achieved the following ...
  • Anthiony scores 29, Knicks defeat Timberwolves 118-114

    Anthiony scores 29, Knicks defeat Timberwolves 118-114

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    They went into the locker room at halftime on Monday night down just five points. Latest NBA trade rumors suggest that if the team will begin to tread waters later this season, first man to go could be small forward Carmelo Anthony . Minnesota reached the free throw line 39 times in Wednesday's game compared to New York's 15 attempts. Now they are one-half game behind eighth-place Detroit and headed to play Toronto, the East's second-best team, on Saturday.
  • Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104

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    With a dazzling array of inside-outside tools, Towns punished the Knicks for a career-high 47 points, 20 in the first quarter, on a ridiculously efficient 15-for-22 shooting. Whether you're exhausted of hearing it or not, it's true. They're both going to be All-Stars. I also expect a big night from the Knicks' Big 3 of Melo, Porzingis, and Rose, being that the Knicks are undermanned tonight.
  • Maxwell eyes Test comeback; hopeful of good show in Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

    Maxwell eyes Test comeback; hopeful of good show in Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

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    But the man nicknamed "The Big Show" has vowed to turn down the entertainment value a little during the three-game one day series against New Zealand, which starts in Sydney on Sunday. Maxwell had stated that it was "painful" batting behind Wade in the Victorian Shield batting order, among sundry other comments about his uncertain role in the state team and his ambitions to return to the Test team.
  • Gates Chili grad makes game-winning catch in Grey Cup

    Gates Chili grad makes game-winning catch in Grey Cup

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    There were anxious moments, with speculation ramping up just before game time that Burris wouldn't be able to play. Overall, the total reach grew 3% compared to previous year. Desjardins has previously said the Redblacks would generally not block a staff member offered a higher position on the organizational chart of another CFL club.
  • Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1

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    Pavelski then created the Canadiens' turnover that led to the Sharks' second goal and his eighth of the season. While last season was one of the worst in franchise history, the Montreal Canadiens still maintained their place as the NHL's second-most-valuable franchise, valued at $1.12 billion.
  • Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation

    Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation

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    If they have their receipt they can use that again. When I stepped on th court to get an update from Philly team officials I nearly ate it. It's the first postponement in the National Basketball Association since the league called off two games on January 23 Boston at Philadelphia and Utah at Washington because of a winter storm.
  • Brees, Ingram, Help Saints Rout Rams, 49-21

    Brees, Ingram, Help Saints Rout Rams, 49-21

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    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton questions an official's call during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. TIGHTENING UP: The Saints defense looked shaky in the first half, when Goff threw all three of his touchdown passes. In five of the Saints' past six games, their defense has yielded fewer than 360 yards, including fewer than 300 yards in the past two games.
  • Big Ten title game has Wisconsin favored over Penn State

    Big Ten title game has Wisconsin favored over Penn State

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    The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The victor will likely need both No. 3 Clemson and No. He spoke like a guy occupying a very nice position (although if the committee chooses Ohio State instead of Penn State/Wisconsin, things could get dicey; the commissioner will face anger from within his league).
  • OR fires Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season

    OR fires Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season

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    Ever since Rich Brooks was hired prior to the 1977 season, the Ducks have handled each coaching change by promoting the offensive coordinator to head coach. "I wanted to get some distance away from the emotion of the game", he said. The Ducks also had its 12-game winning streak against Washington snapped and finished in the bottom of the Pac-12 North with their 2-7 conference record and 4-8 overall finish.
  • Phelan: Hull were 'heroic' in Newcastle win

    Phelan: Hull were 'heroic' in Newcastle win

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    Jose Mourinho's team, who thrashed West Ham 4-1 in Wednesday's semifinal, will face Premier League strugglers Hull City. "We created so many chances and the way we played away at a Premier League team, means we are strong enough to manage the situation, but we need experience to ensure we can do it in the right way".