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Carl Edwards retiring from NASCAR

But Carl Edwards' shocking and sudden retirement created a void in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 19 auto - and that will be filled by Suarez, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. Carl Edwards will not race in NASCAR in 2017. The news of Edwards's retirement came as a surprise to fans, who grew to love the driver for his talent and zaniness.

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Insider claims Tottenham midfielder won't move to Real Madrid

The England worldwide, who has been on fire for the Spurs as of late with seven goals in his last four matches, would likely cost over $86 million according to the report . In his debut season at Spurs, Alli scored 10 goals and won the PFA young player of the year award for his outstanding performances. A double against Watford on New Year's Day followed by a brace in the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday night has helped him continue his meteoric rise in the Premier League under Mauricio ...

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Australia beat Pakistan to sweep series

Australia had already clinched the series following their massive win by an innings and 18 runs in the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). "Nathan Lyon couldn't bowl much better than he's bowled", legendary spinner Shane Warne said on the Nine Network. "That's going to be the challenge for this group".

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Manchester City close to signing Barcelona midfielder

Instead, the most prominent story linking Rakitic with a move to City comes from his native Croatia. Jutarnji report that the classy midfielder will move to England in a move worth somewhere around £50 million. Sevilla is second. Barcelona's next match is Wednesday against Athletic at the Camp Nou. "The team deserved more, we deserved to win, but football is not always fair".

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Big-Money Arsenal Bid For Italian Hitman Confirmed

Their form this term has been strongly helped by striker Andrea Belotti's input, having scored 13 league goals so far, and now sits one goal behind Mauro Icardi at the top of the goalscoring charts. "I do not think so", Ventura told Corriere della Sera . Following Torino's goalless draw at Sassuolo on Sunday, Torino president Urbano Cairo stressed the importance of respecting the clause he worked hard to insert into Belotti's contract in December.

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Pep ready for FA Cup debut

Guardiola said: "In the last month-and-a-half, two months, we were not able to make narrow passes and our game was unpredictable, in the sense that the ball was always up and down, up and down". City are reportedly interested in the Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber, a player Guardiola coached at the Bavarian club. "When I said stay in the Champions League for a long time it's more important than winning a title, what it means for the self-confidence for the future".

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Preston v Arsenal line-ups: Teams confirmed for FA Cup clash

It's been a insane few months for the Galway man, who was part of the first Irish team to reach the Champions League play-offs and the first team from this little island to win a group game in a major European competition. Ramsey's goal - a fine effort from the edge of the box - was his first of the season and he echoed the sentiments of his team-mate in expressing surprise at Preston's performance.

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Seattle Mariners acquire Yovani Gallardo for Seth Smith

The Orioles have been rumored to be seeking a corner outfielder and the Mariners have been interested in different starting pitchers, including free agent Doug Fister . When he first signed with the O's it was for three years but Baltimore restructured it into a two-year deal after encountering some concerns in his physical so, yeah, a lot of red flags here about the health of that shoulder.

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Blue Jackets on 16 game win streak after defeating Oilers

The point brings Ovechkin just four points from 1,000. Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky gave up five goals on 23 shots - the first time he's given up that many tallies since opening night on October 13 - and was pulled for backup Curtis McElhinney.

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Tyrod Taylor undergoes surgery, more questions mount about future with Bills

The Bills have now confirmed that Taylor did have surgery. "Bills QB Tyrod Taylor had a consultation visit yesterday with Dr. William Meyers and elected to have surgery this morning", the team said . They also chose to include when Taylor informed the team of his decision, which is odd. "Did I believe that was fair?" "I'm going to get a second opinion on Wednesday".

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Australia vs Pakistan: Peter Handscomb Cruises After Matt Renshaw Falls For 184

Warner made his intentions known early, hitting 30 off 19 balls and that tally quickly grew to 51 from 41 deliveries inside the opening hour of play. Warner smashed 17 fours to reach the milestone four minutes before the main break. Renshaw adopted a decidedly different approach, taking 201 balls and three sessions to compile his maiden Test hundred at age 20. Renshaw picked his shots as he brought up his three-figure landmark after tea, having seen Smith (24) fall victim to Yasir Shah's ...

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Mike Phelan sacked as manager of struggling Hull City

Hull City have announced that head coach Mike Phelan has left the club. Monday's 3-1 defeat at West Brom was Hull's ninth consecutive Premier League game without a win and leaves them two points adrift at the foot of the table, but Allam insists they still stand a good survival chance.

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Peter Handscomb's freaky dismissal after reaching century

Azhar Ali (58) and Younus Khan (64) helped Pakistan reach 126-2 at close of play on day two, still 412 runs behind. Australia strengthened their grip on the third and final Test as Peter Handscomb joined the list of centurions in Sydney but Pakistan fought back late on Wednesday.

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JT Barrett announces he's returning to Ohio State for his senior season

Barrett served as the backup to Jones before winning back the starting job late in the year. Instead, the 2 1/2-year starter who already holds several OSU records will return to learn from OSU's new quarterbacks coach Ryan Day , who spent the last two seasons in the National Football League working for coach Chip Kelly, first at Philadelphia and then San Francisco in 2016.

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Giroud, Sanchez Inspire Arsenal Fightback Vs 10-Man Bournemouth

Arsenal were again missing Mesut Ozil due to illness, with boss Arsene Wenger claiming the German had been in bed for the last week. Ryan Fraser added a third just before the hour mark for the Cherries, but Arsenal responded with 20 minutes left as Alexis Sanchez scored.

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Wisconsin's TJ Watt declares for 2017 National Football League draft

He made 63 total tackles and also had an interception and two forced fumbles. 2016 was a breakout season for Watt, who generated buzz during spring ball as a defensive playmaker. ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 02: T.J. Watt #42 of the Wisconsin Badgers sacks Zach Terrell #11 of the Western Michigan Broncos during the 81st Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between Western Michigan and Wisconsin at AT&T Stadium on January 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.

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How to watch Auburn vs

The new quarterback signee, who participated in Auburn's final two on-campus practices before the Tigers dismissed for the Christmas holiday, sent out a message on Twitter this morning that he planned on being at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in New Orleans for the game (7:30 p.m., ESPN).

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Dolphins playing wait-and-see with Tannehill

Joseph is drawing attention even though Miami (10-6) allowed a franchise-record 6,122 yards during the regular season. The Dolphins were 1-4 when they revived their season in Week 6 by beating the Steelers at home , 30-15. Antonio Brown played in the Wild Card but was concussed in the fourth-quarter when linebacker Vontaze Burfict cheap shotted him and was called for a personal foul, a late hit to a defenseless receiver.

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Tony Romo Returns, Throws Touchdown on First Drive

He was followed by Tony Romo , making his first appearance of the season. - Cowboys QB Dak Prescott leads National Football League rookies in yards passing (3,630), TDs (23) and rating (105.6). "It speaks to what he's all about, his mindset, his character, his determination". Jason Witten and Dez Bryant played three series. It is easy to become a prisoner of the moment - the Eagles were 3-0 at one point, and they were on a five-game losing streak later in the year - and Wentz needed to ...

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How to watch the 2017 World Darts Championship Final online

Anderson fought valiantly and kept his composure to bring the match back to 6-3 but it was too late; van Gerwan wrapped up his second title with a bullseye. "I think during the game I was in full concentration and it was a bad moment for me". "I feel absolutely over the moon". I was struggling a bit at the beginning, he put me under pressure but I am a happy man.

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Discipline was issue for Rex Ryan, according to LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins

Gillislee still had time to recover the ball but stopped himself and allowed the Jets' Doug Middleton to recover the ball for a Jets touchdown. Weird things always happen during these Week 17 without much on the line, but this is still mind-boggling.

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Four Ups, Four Downs From Patriots' Victory Over Dolphins In Week 17

Edelman caught a pass from Brady on a curl route, and a block from Floyd allowed him to go 77 yards to the end zone untouched. The Patriots quarterback threw touchdown passes to Martellus Bennett , Michael Floyd and Julian Edelman to finish the regular season with 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions, setting a new National Football League standard for touchdown-to-interception ratio in a single season.

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Barkley goal can gee him up for season: Koeman

We dominated the game, but sometimes you can't stop a player like Snodgrass. "We knew the productivity of Hull from set pieces - eight of their 14 goals have come this way this season". He was outjumped by Curtis Davies for Michael Dawson's opener and his best years are definitely behind him. Everton pushed forward in search of an equalizer and almost found it in the 15th minute when Seamus Coleman sent a header against the base of the right-hand post.

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Antonio Conte: Light Now Focused On Premier League Leaders Chelsea

Chelsea matched their London rivals' benchmark - set in the 2001-02 season - with their 13th consecutive win, defeating Stoke City 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. We tried to force the issue, but we made too many mistakes unfortunately. He's a fantastic player but more importantly he's a fantastic man. Two very different styles, but both very effective at the moment.

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Indianapolis Colts star Robert Mathis announces retirement

God has been good to me". Mathis needs a sack Sunday to have a chance to surpass friend and former team-mate Dwight Freeney, who he trails by a half-sack on the all-time list. However, after a season-ending torn Achilles in 2014, Mathis once dominant defensive play began to diminish because of both age and injuries. He came back to register seven sacks in 2015.