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Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions

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He could have easily been the goat had the Panthers taken advantage of his questionable decision, but in the end his defense prevailed, and the Saints are going on. Accumulating 60 yards and two rushing scores, his 97 yards were just a third of the ground production achieved by the Saints against Carolina. The Saints relentlessly pressured Newton, sacking him four times . Read More »

Mohamed Salah wins CAF Player of the Year

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In the worldwide arena Salah was also successful - the leader of the team of Egypt has helped his team for the first time in 28 years to reach the final stage of the world Cup. He flopped with Gabon , though, failing to take the 2017 Cup of Nations hosts past the first round and shunning several World Cup call-ups as Gabon failed to qualify. Read More »

Wintry weather expected late Sunday

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Monday is a good news and bad news situation. The bitter cold continues tonight, with wind chills bringing lows down to the single digits in the Triad, the National Weather Service said Saturday . Friday through noon on Saturday . Low temperatures will be around six degrees Saturday night , with wind chills possibly dropping to -15. Freezing rain could return to the Tri-Cities Friday , according to the National Weather Service . Read More »

Falcons face Rams in NFC Wild Card game

The Rams are the up-and-coming group and while the Falcons are not falling down to reality as the players are aging, they went backwards compared to past year. Los Angeles was trailing 26-13 and had one more chance to pull within a touchdown of the Falcons. And the Falcons would have had poor field position for nearly the entire game had it not been for those recoveries. Read More »

Raiders officially announce Jon Gruden as team's head coach

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Gruden has been the analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football since 2009. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the organization will sign Gruden to a 10-year contract, the longest in National Football League history, that will be worth approximately $100 million dollars when it is made official. Read More »

FA Cup: Manchester United, Liverpool qualify for 4th round

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The first half ended goalless, as the visitors held their own at Old Trafford. Manchester United will be hoping to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup when they entertain Derby County at Old Trafford this evening. However, with a replay suiting neither side both teams pushed forward for a victor and Lingard hit a great strike six minutes from time to put United ahead. Read More »

Raiders to announce Gruden hiring next Tuesday

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The Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday at the conclusion of the team's 6-10 season in which they missed the postseason and finished third in the AFC West. Speculation grew when the Tennessee Volunteers began their search for a head coach, and Gruden's former team in Tampa Bay had reportedly looked into hiring the Super Bowl-winning coach before retaining Dirk Koetter. Read More »

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Controversy as Bellerin rescues point for Gunners

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger called the decision to award a penalty "farcical." "We don't need a replay, it was a penalty", he told Sky Sports after the game. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has challenged Alvaro Morata to work hard to improve in the wake of his poor performance against Arsenal. "Both teams had chances that they missed but I think it was a great game of football". Read More »

Barkley set for Chelsea medical

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Paul Joyce of The Times reports that the player is closing in on a move to the current Premier League champions for a fee believed to be £15 million. New manager Sam Allardyce said past year that if he returned to full fitness and remained committed, he could still have a future at the club. "I would expect there would be sometime in this window if there is going to be any interest from some of the big boys", he said. Read More »

Packers GM Ted Thompson "transitioning into new role"

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After Schneider, a native of nearby De Pere, Wisconsin, signed an extension a year ago with the Seahawks that runs through 2021, he told reporters that his new deal with Seattle does not include an out clause that would allow him to leave for the Packers' front office (he didn't confirm nor deny a report that his previous contract with Seattle included such a clause). Read More »

Gabriel Jesus suffered MCL injury during draw with Crystal Palace

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The Brazil global was forced off in the first half at Selhurst Park after appearing to overstretch while accidentally doing the splits. "It's the same, I admire the physicality, but referees need to protect players". While all eyes have been on Manchester United's increasingly unconvincing efforts to keep pace with City at the top of the table, Chelsea have embarked on a run of 10 wins from their last 13 league games, losing just once, and their return to form has largely gone unnoticed. Read More »

Hockey Sends Six Players to 2018 Winter Olympics

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There could have been 10 from UW in the Olympics, but forward Annie Pankowski, who has one year of collegiate eligibility remaining, was cut from the US team in December. Granato said after the pre-Olympic Deutschland Cup that Zapolski had the tools to be the Americans' starting goalie even though it was too early to name him as such. Read More »

Jack Del Rio Fired by Raiders Amid Jon Gruden Rumors

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In his first season in Tampa, Gruden got his revenge as he led the Bucs to a 12-4 regular season and crushed the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, 48-21. Check back for more on this breaking story. Gibbs has regularly done studio work breaking down National Football League film, not unlike Gruden does, and that didn't help him stay up to speed with the schemes and gameplans that had changed since the last time he coached. Read More »

Colts officially part ways with head coach Chuck Pagano

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Owner and CEO Jim Irsay made a statement about Pagano after Indy's 22-13 victory during Week 17 over the Houston Texans . The Chuck Pagano era has officially come to an end with the Indianapolis Colts after six seasons, the team announced on Sunday. Read More »

Texans' GM Rick Smith to take extended leave of absense

Smith's decision to step away comes amid reports of discord with head coach Bill O'Brien. They have been to the playoffs four times and won three postseason games. It's nearly certain that the franchise's front office will take that into consideration when discussing O'Brien's future, as injuries have absolutely had an effect on Houston's lack of success in 2017. Read More »

Turnovers give Mississippi State 31-27 win over Louisville

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It was a great year for Mississippi State football nonetheless. Thompson struggled with his accuracy against Ole Miss, but that shouldn't come as a surprise given his lack of experience. Three of those INTs were by Mark McLaurin. Simmons boasts 11 tackles for a loss with 4.5 sacks. While both are a handful individually, together they're ferocious. Read More »

How to Watch Washington vs. Penn State

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If Saquon Barkley hasn't padded his resume for the National Football League enough, he did just that Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl . With Penn State taking on Washington in the Fiesta Bowl , it's widely expected that this will be the final game for Barkley with the Nittany Lions before he declares for the NFL Draft soon. Read More »

EPL: Conte reveals Chelsea's target this season

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The Premier League champions now sit 14 points behind unbeaten leaders Manchester City, who also have a game in hand. The Blues are still in the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and face Barcelona in the UCL last 16. Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday when they host Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. "On Saturday we have a game which is very hard against Stoke City". Read More »