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Pune pitch curator involved in 'pitch tampering' allegations dismissed

Reporters told Pandurang Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and asked if it can be done - to which he replied "it will be done". India's pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed his immaculate control over the cricket ball with a knuckle ball which got the better of New Zealand opener Colin Munro during their second ODI match in Pune on Wednesday.

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Swansea City vs Manchester United, Carabao Cup

Wayne Routledge failed to get his shot away after Lindelof hesitated and Daley Blind was nearly left red-faced when his clearing header struck McBurnie and fell a yard wide of the post. Swansea has won two matches and lost three matches. United had to be satisfied with the two goals and a place in the next round of the competition.

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Antonio Brown offers reward for Steelers rookie's stolen bike

I just want to be the best player that I can be on and off the field...and I want to be given the chance to be that. That wasn't the face, Heyward said, of someone who was anxious. Martavis Bryant has made it abundantly clear that he doesn't want to be on the Pittsburgh Steelers any longer. Smith-Schuster was there, though.

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Oliver Giroud beats SA's Oscarine Masuluke to Federation Internationale de Football Association goal of the year

Cape Town - Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo would have backed Oscarine Masuluke's goal as his preferred choice for the FIFA Puskas Award despite the goalkeeper eventually losing out to Arsenal's Olivier Giroud . "I'm delighted to receive this trophy today in front of legends of football", said Giroud. "He (usually) never goes forward and he tried an incredible goal , too", he said during the Federation Internationale de Football Association awards gala.

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TY Hilton calls out Colts offensive line after shutout loss

The special teams needed it so the Jaguars wouldn't spend the bye week fretting about their kicking game. In breaking down the film, however, he was a handful for the Colts offensive line and further displayed the solid depth that the Jags have within their defensive line.

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The Chiefs-Raiders ending was completely bonkers. Let's review

The Raiders had struggled to get the ball downfield while being held to 17 or fewer points in four straight games but Carr repeatedly beat the Chiefs with deep passes. Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper caught 11 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Long before going in the direction of the sure-handed Crabtree for the victor and the leaping 6-foot-5 tight end to set it up, Carr and offensive coordinator Todd Downing made a concerted effort to get Cooper involved early, going at ...

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Browns will have scouting presence at MI vs. Penn State

Saquon Barkley made a Heisman Trophy statement, and the Nittany Lions roar into a showdown at No. 6 Ohio State next Saturday. McSorley added three touchdown runs and led an offense that gained 506 yards against the No. Barkley followed with a 15-yard touchdown, and within five minutes, the Lions had scored more points than they did in the 2016 MI game. The loss to Michigan State hurt.

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Hayward undergoes surgery, checks in with fans ahead of Celtics home opener

Medical officials rushed to the floor and put his leg in an air cast before taking him off the court on a stretcher. He will require surgery, of course, but both the Celtics and Hayward are still trying to decide when and where to have that procedure done.

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Trump steps up attack on National Football League with new anthem protests petition

In a joint statement, the National Football League and the union have ensured that " every member of the community National Football League has a huge respect for our country , our flag, our anthem and our soldiers ". In contrast to Trump, who has scorned any player who protests as a "son of a bitch" who should face suspension, Goodell praised the athletes as political activists trying to improve their communities.

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Rookie goalkeeper's howler gifts Manchester United win at Benfica

He could be about to add to the injury list at Old Trafford though as he limped off with a knee problem in the second half. A good game, solid'. The Red Devil says one of the main reasons he signed with the club was because of Mourinho, "We understood each other very well during our time with Chelsea, and the fact that Mourinho was the coach of United was decisive in my choosing to join the club".

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MRI on Warriors forward Green's knee negative

The Rockets offense remains vital against the Warriors. "When I say we're not in great shape, I can't come in here today and run them because they're exhausted from last night". NEW ORLEANS - Warriors forward Draymond Green is doubtful for Friday night's game against the Pelicans after an MRI on his left knee revealed no structural damage, a team spokesman confirmed.

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Evan Macy: Why Joel Embiid's minutes restriction really is "f-king bullshit"

Yes, I said it. But instead of ramping up his playing time for their first game, the Sixers are planning on keeping his minutes restricted to somewhere around 15. He has also been disappointed at his minutes in preseason, too. "It's on my mind, do we just spend our money and we'll get you more money the next game and so on, and just play him regularly and grow it from that base versus he sits forever and then he's just got to come in and save the day".

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Trump slams National Football League for not forcing players to stand for USA anthem

Reminded that President Donald Trump tweeted again Wednesday about the demonstrations during the anthem, Goodell said there was nothing unpatriotic about his league. In contrast to Trump, who has scorned any player who protests as a "son of a bitch", Goodell praised the athletes as political activists trying to improve their communities.

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Hillary Clinton blames election loss on sexism during United Kingdom book tour

The former First Lady said her political loss had left her stunned and admitted at times it was hard to get out of bed but long walks in the woods, reading mystery novels, playing with her dogs and yoga helped her to deal with her "grief".

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Maribor v Liverpool preview: Reds hunt first Champions League win of season

Despite the recent arduous test of United, draining his players both mentally and physically, Klopp insists a midweek Champions League clash is the last game he would consider making squad rotations. Lallana scored nine goals and made eight assists in the Premier League last season to help the Merseyside outfit finish in fourth place in the table.

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Detroit Lions stunned by the New Orleans Saints, 52-38

Luckily for Detroit, Stafford will play with the injury and try to lead the team to its fourth win of the season. The Detroit Lions saw a 7-7 tie turn into a 45-10 deficit followed by a huge rally that came up short en route to a wild 52-38 loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Sunday afternoon.

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Twitter is going nuts over the Jets beating the Patriots

See how Twitter is reacting the the Jets' lead over the Pats. New England allowed the Jets to get back into the game and gave them a crack at tying it late and have been outscored 54-31 in the fourth quarter this year. A leaky Patriots defense put the offense in a hole, letting the Jets pull out to a 14-0 lead before the first quarter came to an end. The call on the field was a touchdown.

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Arsene Wenger blames referee after Arsenal suffer shock defeat at Watford

Watford striker Troy Deeney called Arsenal's mentality and spirit into question after scoring in a 2-1 victory over Arsene Wenger's side in the Premier League on Saturday. It was Watford who were then pushing for the victor as Etienne Capoue's strike deflected off Mertesacker and onto the post. Wenger tried to blame the referee for the defeat, but Deeney believes that obfuscates the issue entirely.

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Cavs complete trade with Hawks, Jefferson waived by Atlanta

Atlanta intends to waive Jefferson and Felder , sources said, and they would become free agents after clearing waivers. In exchange, the Cavaliers obtain the rights to Dimitrios Agravanis and Sergii Gladyr , in addition to saving $12.8 million in luxury tax.

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German Football Team distracts from losses by kneeling down

Last year, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement, which has been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump, who has called on National Football League franchise owners to sack any player who "disrespects" the Star Spangled Banner.

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Mustafi ruled out for up to six weeks

However, while the teams are closely matched from an historical perspective, Arsenal have dominated recent games with the Gunners gaining success in eight of the last 10 matches. Midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success are also sidelined with similar injuries (knee), while Andre Carrillo will be assessed after his return from global duty with Peru.

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Yankees to Send Masahiro Tanaka Against Astros in Game 1

The Yankees' last ALCS appearance was in 2012. In Game 5 , the Yankees again did something that might have seemed impossible at an earlier point in the game's evolution: Their hitters struck out 16 times in a 5-2 win - making them the first team in history to win a nine-inning postseason game in which they whiffed that many times.

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Wenger On Ozil Contract, Wilshere Talent, Watford's Silva, Mustafi, Overmars, Christmas Schedule

The Gunners pulled the plug on an agreement to sell Sanchez to Manchester City on deadline day after being unable to secure the signing of Monaco's Thomas Lemar. "Mentally, I will have to assess the situation when he comes back tomorrow". "I believe he and Ramsey are winners and will want to focus on winning things".

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Liverpool should consider youngster Paulinho as potential Coutinho replacement

However, it is highly unlikely that, after rejecting a sizeable offer for the No. 10 in the summer, that Liverpool will sanction Coutinho's departure in January. While that is the case for now, it would be no surprise if a European heavyweight or two came sniffing again in the future, and if Coutinho does ultimately leave, Liverpool will need a replacement.

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Germany, Portugal, Belgium and Spain top seeds for UEFA Nations League

UEFA have also confirmed that Nations League games will stand as "competitive" replacements for worldwide friendlies, but not as a replacement for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, which will now begin in March 2019 and end in November 2019.