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Bernie Ecclestone removed as CEO of Formula 1

Liberty, the company headed by U.S. media tycoon John Malone , is close to completing its acquisition of F1's commercial rights from former owner CVC. Former Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes chief Ross Brawn is set to return to F1 as part of the shake-up. At the time, it was unclear whether Ecclestone would still play a role in the management of the sport.

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Palace players not to blame for last-gasp defeat, claims Allardyce

Their goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was particularly impressive - without him Palace could have been several goals down by half-time - but he told the club's official website Coleman's late winning goal had left them feeling "devastated". "I've had that many players on my desk the last two weeks, looked at that many reports, watched so many games, that in the end we got them to file all that down", he said.

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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in auto crash in Dominican Republic

Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of two players who died in separate vehicle accidents on the same day. Marte, best known for his five-year stint with the Cleveland Indians from 2006-2010, began his professional career in 2000 with the Atlanta Braves after signing as a free agent.

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Late Stunner By Record-Breaking Rooney Saves Utd

The 1-1 draw may be frustrating now, but in years to come the historic strike will no doubt be one he savours. José Mourinho, meanwhile, lavished praise on Rooney but also expressed the hope that finally reaching the milestone will clear the air around United.

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Pau Gasol Fractured His Hand in Warmups

He had X-rays, which revealed a fractured finger. A timeline for Gasol's return has not been determined, sources said. After the halftime break the Spurs proceeded to go on a 15-0 run to start the third quarter and eventually run away with a 14-point victory.

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Ravens All-Pro Zach Orr, 24, Reportedly Retiring Due To 'Serious Injury'

Ravens inside linebacker Zach Orr had no choice but to retire, after a physical examination detected a spinal condition that made it extremely unsafe for him to continue his career. This year, he earned a starting spot on the defense and garnered second-team All-Pro honors for his performance, which included three interceptions, a forced fumble and a team-leading 130 tackles.

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Middlesbrough Sign Patrick Bamford From Chelsea

With young striker Patrick Bamford moving from Chelsea to Middlesbrough this week, transfer rumours in the opposite direction have started to brew as well, involving former Barcelona prospect Adama Traoré. "I still have that dream". "It's a surprise that he hasn't played". "I put it out there in one of my goodbye tweets that you don't know what the future will hold, and this club holds a big place in my heart".

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Roger Goodell to attend Falcons game for second straight week over Patriots

Pittsburgh played without Roethlisberger, who was dealing with knee surgery. Both New England and Pittsburgh won their last seven regular season games. "But you ain't got to tell them we're coming", said the Steelers coach according to CBS Sports. "It's the energy. You get out there and everyone is really energetic".

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Draymond Green triple-doubles as Golden State blows out Cleveland

Draymond Green and LeBron James went at it again in the first half of the Cavaliers' visit to Golden State on Monday. Upon contact, James went down hard and remained face down for a few moments. And if last night's last meeting between Golden State and the defending champs for the regular season is any indication, another Finals between the two would be very interesting.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association to take decision on Matip on Friday

Lucas Leiva has netted his seventh career goal for Liverpool , nearly seven years after he scored his sixth. Origi had the chance to put the tie to bed from the penalty spot late on, after Yann Songo'o had felled Alberto Moreno, but he was denied by McCormick's low save.

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Rachael Heyhoe-Flint dies at the age of 77

She won four global caps representing the nation in hockey in 1964, and was also hockey correspondent for The Daily Telegraph for a number of years. The development of women's cricket to its current position, which really is unrecognisable from when Rachael was playing, is a lasting tribute to her".

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Jammeh Breaks Diplomatic Protocol, Televise Phone Conversation With Liberian President

Nigerian parliamentarians have even voted to offer Jammeh asylum in their country should he agree to step aside, but the former army officer-who seized power in Gambia in 1994 in a military coup-has rejected all calls to leave power. Mr Barrow won 43.3% of the vote compared with Mr Jammeh's 39.6%. But this is not very wise. "Jammeh safe haven in Nigeria to live securely as a way of ending the political stalemate", they said .

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Roger Goodell won't attend AFC Championship game in Foxborough

Goodell attended last Saturday's Falcons-Seahawks game in Atlanta and Sunday's Chiefs-Steelers game in Kansas City . After a year and a half of legal battles, Goodell won, and New England was forced to serve its punishment, which included a four-game suspension for Tom Brady .

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Crystal Palace to beat Bolton

Jenkinson joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011 and made 62 appearances, netting a solitary goal in that time. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic confirmed in the week that star man Dimitri Payet had refused to play for the club, but any potential repercussions from that were not evident on Saturday, as the hosts produced a fine display to beat former boss Sam Allardyce and his Palace side.

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Conte Asks Players to Look Beyond Money in Diego Costa Situation

What sparked the argument is yet to be confirmed by the club but speculation suggests that the Brazilian-born player was unsettled by a monumental salary offer from China . I think that this league can attract every player because this league is the first in the world for a lot of positive things. Striker Diego Costa trained for a second straight day at Chelsea's Surrey training base on Monday as he continues his recovery from a back injury.

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Barca thrash Las Palmas 5-0, Atletico edge Betis

Arda Turan got in on the act in the 59th minute as Turkish midfielder slotted home from close range, after Varas could only parry Suarez's effort. "He's very important but it was the team who won [against Athletic Bilbao in the previous round]", he said.

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Pochettino: Vertonghen injury looks bad

Victor Wanyama threaded a pass to Christian Eriksen whose sweet flick put Kane clear to fire in off the bar for his 11th league goal of the season. Although the Baggies boss reckons his side picked up in the second half after he matched Tottenham's formation, he knows Albion didn't deserve anything from the game.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he has conquered England in three months

Having arrived at Old Trafford in the summer, Ibrahimovic scored 11 goals in his first 16 Premier League appearances for United, bettered only by Ruud van Nistelrooy, who hit 12 in 2001-02, and equalled by Robin van Persie in 2012-13 and Andy Cole in the 1994-95 campaign.

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Brit beats Agnieszka Radwanska to win Sydney global

He has proven to be an inspiring guide in their short time together and in the break between sets on Friday simply said to her: "If you're going to go for it, go for it". From there, the momentum was firmly in the Brit's camp, jumping out to a 3-0 lead. "I was playing good but she was playing unbelievable tennis and so aggressive, hitting it very deep, I couldn't do much".

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Dana White Makes Massive Offer To Floyd Mayweather To Fight Conor McGregor

White appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd and offered Mayweather and McGregor $25 million a piece to fight, along with a negotiation for a pay-per-view split. "We're the A-side and I don't know how much he has made but I'm pretty sure he hasn't made $2m (£1.65m) in an MMA bout". It's a stunning turn of events after White has said for the past year that there was no way a fight between McGregor and Mayweather would ever actually happen.

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Chiefs-Steelers has been rescheduled to Sunday night

Although they rely on a strong defense, the Chiefs maintain a definitive balance between the run and pass, spread defenses out and score just enough - 24.3 points per game - to win. Yes, his legs help. Last weekend was the first time all three have played together in a playoff game and at times looked unstoppable. That's an extraordinary threat.

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Genie Bouchard bounced from Sydney tournament semis

She won her first title in Stanford last summer and then lost to Radwanska in Beijing in October. Strycova in the semis will face the 2013 victor Agnieszka Radwanska , who eliminated Chinese qualifier Duan Yingying 6-3, 6-2 in the evening match.

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Bills hire Sean McDermott as their new head coach

On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills became the third team to hire a new head coach this offseason. The Bills season ended with 22-16 loss in an AFC wild card playoff game at Tennessee, where Frank Wycheck's lateral to Kevin Dyson set up a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the final seconds.

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Premier League rumours: Adam Lallana attracts attention of European giants

Jurgen Klopp has been showering high praise on the England global given unbelievable form this season. The England midfielder has been in brilliant form for Liverpool this season, and it is no surprise that numerous top European clubs have sat up and taken notice of him.

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Panthers DC Sean McDermott to become next head coach of Buffalo Bills

The Bills struggled mightily on the defensive side in 2016, surrendering 30 or more points in each of their last three games and seven times overall. It appears the Bills are still focused on finding a defense-first path to success. His Super Bowl experience is another plus. At first, Lynn was believed to be a front-runner for the job, but the Bills chose to go in a different direction.