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They also rank last in fourth quarter scoring, the time when teams blanket both Butler and Wade. The Bulls' against the grain attitude to threes is born more out of necessity than desire, given they don't necessarily have the personnel to effectively hunt long-range shots.
  • Christian McCaffrey Sitting Out Sun Bowl ... Not Worth Jeopardizing NFL Career

    Christian McCaffrey Sitting Out Sun Bowl ... Not Worth Jeopardizing NFL Career

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    If coaches like Tom Herman, who left Houston for Texa$$ before the Las Vegas Bowl, are opportunists, then McCaffrey and Fournette deserve the same label. Christian McCaffrey has ended his college football career prematurely in order to build a brighter future for himself in the sport. "And I think that's in some cases kind of narrow-sighted, because they might have the opportunity to enhance their (stock)".
  • Sixers remove Nerlens Noel from center rotation

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    Colangelo's goal in speaking to the media was to provide damage control for a situation that was on the precipice of spiraling out of control. Nerlens Noel met with Brett Brown on Saturday about his lack of playing time. Although that may not be the most effective methodology, it's one of the few ways Colangelo can try and save face in this situation. If Noel hadn't spoke out, maybe the 76ers would still be giving him eight to 10 minutes per game .
  • Claudio Ranieri named coach of the year at BBC Sports Personality awards

    Claudio Ranieri named coach of the year at BBC Sports Personality awards

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    He also became a dad for the first time in February when wife Kim gave birth to daughter Sophia. In his acceptance speech, Andy Murray said: "I'd also like to thank my family". Andy Murray has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second year running. Third place went to equestrian Nick Skelton , who finally won an individual Olympic title at his seventh attempt, at the age of 58.
  • Visiting Raiders make themselves at home in 19-16 win over Chargers

    Visiting Raiders make themselves at home in 19-16 win over Chargers

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    Derek Carr's first completion of Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, an eight-yard completion to Michael Crabtree , placed him alongside Rich Gannon as one of just two Raiders quarterbacks in team history to achieve back-to-back seasons with at least 3,500 yards passing.
  • Titans stun Chiefs on Succop's last-second field goal

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    With 3:14 to play, Tennessee was down 17-10 but driving for a touchdown. The Titans (8-6) had fought back in the game's final minutes, with a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Derrick Henry. Still, the Chiefs got off to a hot start in the cold weather when Tyreek Hill faked like he was running an option play and took an inside handoff instead, running untouched 68 yards for a first-quarter touchdown.
  • Indian colts are world hockey champs!

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    India remained unbeaten in the tournament playing "simple hockey" as their head coach Harendra Singh advocates. The hosts scored two beautifully crafted field goals in the first half through Gurjant Singh (8th minute) and Simranjeet Singh (22nd) while controlling the proceedings for better part of the game to emerge as deserving winners.
  • Antonio Conte not tinker but tailor in Chelsea win streak

    Antonio Conte not tinker but tailor in Chelsea win streak

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    Chelsea in September lost twice in three games - 2-1 at home to Liverpool and 3-0 at Arsenal - before Conte changed his team's formation, and, despite long favouring a back three, he admitted he had harboured concerns about the ability of his players to succeed in such a system.
  • Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Australia seamers put visitors on the ropes

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    After a Handscomb-led Australia reached 429, Pakistan was 1-20 at dinner after losing Azhar Ali (5) leading into the break, but there was so much worse to come. The only blemish on the Australian fielding was a missed stumping chance by wicketkeeper Matthew Wade in the next-to-last over. Peter Handscomb's maiden Test century bookended by a slew of Pakistani wickets under lights has ensured Australia are in an nearly invincible position after the second day of the first Test in Brisbane.
  • Conte slams China's spending power as Oscar nears exit

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    The Brazilian global is "90% certain" to join former Chelsea boss André Villas-Boas at Shanghai SIPG in the new year, a deal which will also see the 25-year-old become the third-highest paid player in the world. "I think that every single player is the owner of his future". I was very proud to have him in my squad and have him as my player. "For this reason, I don't worry about this".
  • Cardinals release receiver Floyd following DUI arrest

    Cardinals release receiver Floyd following DUI arrest

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    The Cardinals receiver was then charged with two counts of DUI, one count of obstructing a roadway and one count of failure to obey a police officer. Floyd was arrested around 2:46 a.m. It will be interesting to see if a postseason contender in need of a deep threat claims him on waivers in the next 48 hours. Michael Floyd, you're a wealthy NFL football player who has access to auto services at any given moment.
  • Ilkay Gundogan looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines

    Ilkay Gundogan looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines

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    They also registered their first clean sheet in nine attempts. Pep Guardiola expects Ilkay Gundogan to be sidelined for Manchester City for "a long time" after a reoccurring knee injury saw him taken off against Watford on Wednesday. Guardiola said: "We are happy with the result". "It's hard to win the ball back there, and unfortunately we didn't score a big chance to equalise and in the end they got a second".
  • Patriots claim Floyd 1 day after Cardinals release him

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    The Patriots claimed veteran receiver Michael Floyd a day after he was released by the Cardinals following a DUI arrest on Monday. He had just 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns this season. The Patriots were left with Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, rookie Malcolm Mitchell, special teams ace Matthew Slater and recently added Griff Whalen .
  • Rams must shift focus quickly after Fisher's firing

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    There was a thought, not too long ago, from the upper levels of the Los Angeles Rams' organization that Jeff Fisher was the man to lead this franchise at least into its new stadium in Inglewood, California, set to be unveiled for the world in 2019.
  • Late flags go Detroit's way in 20-17 win over Bears

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    According to sources close to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford has suffered a PIP joint dislocation (proximal interphalangeal joint dislocation) and torn ligaments to the middle finger of his throwing hand.
  • Everton holds off Arsenal after wild late sequence

    Everton holds off Arsenal after wild late sequence

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    Alexis Sanchez scored from a deflected free kick to put Arsenal ahead in the 20th minute and move level with Chelsea striker Diego Costa as the top scorer in the league this season with 12 goals . They played a real cup game tonight . "We played for many years with a very young squad, they were a bit more vulnerable". Aaron Ramsey is also a major doubt for the game with a hamstring problem which means that Wenger is likely to deploy the duo of Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin as ...
  • Bayern and Arsenal to meet again in Champions League

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    Arsenal will face Bayern in the first leg of the last 16 stage in Munich on Thursday. "For us it is a tough but very exciting draw against a team who are used to fighting in Europe", he said. "We are all here to change history and to make history, so we have to change what happened before and make it better", he said. Champions and La Liga leaders Real Madrid face Italian side Napoli , who are fourth in Serie A.
  • How Pogba reacted to facing brother in Europa League

    How Pogba reacted to facing brother in Europa League

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    With St Etienne now sat eighth in Ligue 1 though, Manchester United will fancy their chances of extending their impressive run of form. "Paul was already laughing and for sure his brother is also laughing". France is an easy flight, easy period. The double-headed affair with St Etienne gives Manchester United a big chance of continuing their fine record against French opposition, which is nearly immaculate over the ten most recent games.
  • Holloway takes interim featherweight title at UFC 206

    Holloway takes interim featherweight title at UFC 206

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    Holloway earned the right to face Aldo after defeating Anthony Pettis via third round technical knockout in the main event of last weekend's (Sat., Dec. We'll see what happens. "So if you want to be champion, there's no such thing (as picking dates)". Holloway won the fight, and a shot at Aldo. I ain't going to beg.
  • Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or

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    The first one was a joy, a dream come true. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d'Or prize in 2013 and 2014. Antoine Griezmann has spoken of his pride at rubbing shoulders with "two monsters" in Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after finishing third in the 2016 Ballon d'Or rankings.