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Sports AFC Playoff Picture: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers secure first-round byes
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The Patriots will be the No. 1 seed with a win over the Jets in Week 17 OR a Steelers loss to the 0-15 Browns . The Steelers played the Patriots , Jaguars and Chiefs this past season. A loss would re-set the stakes for Week 17: an Eagles win or a Vikings loss would secure the No. 1 seed for Philadelphia. The Vikings will clinch a first-round bye with a win over the Bears, or a Panthers loss/tie against the Falcons , or a Saints win over the Buccaneers, or a Rams win over ...

Sports Liverpool v Swansea City - Confirmed lineups - Klopp fields full strength attack
Author: 0 Liverpool v Swansea City - Confirmed lineups - Klopp fields full strength attack

Ayew had Mignolet scrambling across his box at the start of the second half, but the save was much easier than the Belgian stopper made it look. "You look afterwards, 5-0, and you think, "easy game". Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways tonight when they take on an out-of-form Swansea City. "It is a flawless result for us, nobody injured I don't think".

Sports Manchester City set to sign Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk
Author: 0 Manchester City set to sign Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk

The Foxes paid relegated Hull City £17m for the England worldwide last summer, and he's quickly cemented himself as not only a key player in their side but a standout centre-half in the entire Premier League this season. I can't control the market so we'll see what happens. But Guardiola also believes that Van Dijk has all the tools in his locker to eventually establish himself as a valuable member of the first-team.

Sports Burnley denied famous Man Utd victory by stoppage-time equaliser
Author: 0 Burnley denied famous Man Utd victory by stoppage-time equaliser

Mourinho reacted at the break by bringing on Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the ineffective Ibrahimovic and Rojo, and the England man missed a glorious chance to snatch a goal back moments after entering the fray, as he turned the ball off Pope and onto the crossbar when unmarked barely three yards from goal.

Sports Eagles tie game at 10 after flurry of turnovers
Author: 0 Eagles tie game at 10 after flurry of turnovers

The Eagles might have clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but if Foles plays like that in the playoffs, Philadelphia will not advance very far. Carr had a 48.1 passer rating with two picks Monday. Five turnovers doomed the Raiders, who would have run away with the game had they simply protected the ball, and they dropped their ninth game, a year after being 12-3 through Week 16.

Sports Thunder push Rockets' losing streak to three games
Author: 0 Thunder push Rockets' losing streak to three games

Defensively, the Rockets are yielding 105.4 points against the opposing teams. But Roberson blocked James Harden 's game-tying 3-point attempt with 27 seconds left, leaked out as Westbrook chased down the rebound and scored in transition on a pass ahead from Westbrook.

Sports STEELERS ON 11: Steelers clinch first-round bye with win against Texans
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Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster is the next leading receiver with 43 receptions for 699 yards and five touchdowns. DeAndre Hopkins performed a Christmas miracle on Monday. He finishes the regular season with 101 catches for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns. He returned to the field before the Steelers' final defensive drive was over.

Sports Antonio Conte: 'I do not have to explain Michy Batshuayi snub'
Author: 0 Antonio Conte: 'I do not have to explain Michy Batshuayi snub'

That's what Chelsea miss. "Whether you work with the best players in the world or lower down, it's always hard to transfer your footballing philosophy". You can drop points against Everton and it's normal. "We have 18 senior players, but I think this consideration must be done with the club". Real Madrid plays in another way and I can't compare Madrid's style with our style.

Sports Odisha celebrates Christmas with gaiety and fervour
Author: 0 Odisha celebrates Christmas with gaiety and fervour

The army chief also thanked the minority community for its role in the defence of Pakistan as part of its armed forces. Commander Rawalpindi Corps was also present during the Christmas festivities. In Bhubaneswar , coloured lights, stars and bells gave a wonderful looks to the St Vincent's Catholic Church in Satya Nagar. Felicitating the Christian community in Pakistan and across the world on Christmas , President Mamnoon Hussain said it was the day to reiterate the universal teachings ...

Sports Southampton faces setback after Austin suspension
Author: 0 Southampton faces setback after Austin suspension

The FA announced that Austin had argued that the suspension - earned for kicking Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl - was excessive, but that his case had been rejected. "I did not see the action [with Lossl], but Charlie does not have the intention to do this". Offering a starkly different assessment to his managerial counterpart, Wagner said: "It looks very ugly from my point of view.

Sports Kuzma, Lakers overcome Harden's 51 to end Rockets' streak
Author: 0 Kuzma, Lakers overcome Harden's 51 to end Rockets' streak

The Rockets architect is still obsessed with the defending world champion the Golden State Warriors , telling ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo Show that his roster was constructed to beat one team, and it's not the one that eliminated him in the conference semifinals last May.

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Thompson Investment Management Inc sold 9,402 shares as the company's stock rose 4.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 6.68 million shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $635.31M, down from 8.73M at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Sports Serena Williams playing first match since giving birth
Author: 0 Serena Williams playing first match since giving birth

Williams , the 23-time grand slam champion, has not played competitively since winning the Australian Open in January, taking time out from the sport to give birth to her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, in September . Williams will return with a match against Latvia's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko , making them the first women to compete in the previously male-only event.

Sports Jets lose to Chargers, 14-7
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The public betting in this game has 63 percent of the wagers going on the Chargers on the road. After rushing for 74 yards on nine carries against the Bills on November 2, Powell had averaged only three yards per carry in his last five games before Sunday.

Sports Out for Cavs-Warriors NBA Christmas Day game
Author: 0 Out for Cavs-Warriors NBA Christmas Day game

For two National Basketball Association teams in particular, Christmas Day will serve a similar objective. But now, even the players of both participating teams are losing interest in the NBA's highlighted marquee match up. "We definitely over the years, especially the first couple years, grew a strong dislike for them, but I think that's just the nature of the game", Smith said.

Sports Patriots Benefit From Another Overturned TD With Controversial Play Against Bills
Author: 0 Patriots Benefit From Another Overturned TD With Controversial Play Against Bills

Kelvin Benjamin's inability to get a second foot down after establishing control of the football was what led officials to negate his touchdown in the final minute of the first half during the Patriots' win over the Bills today. But in the end, the Patriots made more plays than the Bills in the second half to break open a halftime tie and help Brady - who didn't have his trademark accuracy early - improve to 28-3 lifetime against the Bills.

Sports Lakers' Caldwell-Pope serving term at detention center
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In case you didn't know. . The probation stems from an incident during Caldwell-Pope's tenure with the Pistons when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of allowing someone to operate his vehicle while under the influence. Inmates for the pay-to-stay program are allowed to have new beds, flat-screen TVs and media centers, but are behind bars. However, last week after not complying with a court's alcohol and drug screening order from a court in MI, the Lakers guard entered a program ...

Sports US Treasury's Mnuchin sent gift-wrapped box of horse manure
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The gift-wrapped manure was found at 19:40 (03:40 GMT) at the home next to Mr Mnuchin's in Bel-Air, police said. The LAPD's bomb squad and Secret Service were wrapping up their investigation of the package at the Bel-Air home. Authorities said that no one was evacuated from the area at any point. Officials with the Secret Service were expected to pick up the package today, the New York Daily News reported.

Sports Rosen prefers Giants over Browns
Author: 0 Rosen prefers Giants over Browns

Privately, Rosen has expressed concern about winding up in Cleveland and would rather be with a more stable franchise, such as the Giants . The Browns can clinch the top pick with either a loss to the Bears or a victory by the Giants over the Cardinals.

Sports NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Shoots At Home Invaders, Police Say
Author: 0 NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Shoots At Home Invaders, Police Say

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Reedy Creek community in Davidson County. The sheriff said that a window glass beside a door knob on the lower level of the residence was broken and the alarm was activated. According to the Winston-Salem Journal newspaper, Childress is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the suspects.

Sports Houthi missile fired towards Riyadh intercepted by Saudis
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Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians. It blamed the Houthis for utilizing philanthropic passage indicates into Yemen carry in missiles from Saudi Arabia's provincial curve adversary Iran.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger disastrous decision on Alexis Sanchez slammed

Since Andrey Arshavin arrived for £15m in January of 2009, Wenger has signed only three players to make any kind of mark on his first team - Mohamed Elneny, Gabriel Paulista and Nacho Monreal. Wenger added: "We need just to stick together and fight as we can until the end of the season". "The players in the dressing room are the ones who know and they are the ones to ask because they will see Alexis Sanchez on a daily basis and know whether he is in or out".

Sports Arsenal boss Wenger enjoys Mourinho dig: I never understood parking bus
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Wenger enjoys Mourinho dig: I never understood parking bus

And Wenger says his side were naive and frozen in the first half against Liverpool, adding he's proud of their second half performance. But Alexis Sanchez , Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil struck in five second-half minutes to give Arsenal into an unlikely lead, only for Roberto Firmino to level for the visitors.

Sports Steelers Release James Harrison, Activate Marcus Gilbert
Author: 0 Steelers Release James Harrison, Activate Marcus Gilbert

Harrison's agent told ESPN's Josina Anderson that the two sides came to a mutual decision to end his time with the Steelers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler . Harrison broke into the National Football League in 2004. He led the team in sacks during the regular season and postseason - outside linebacker Bud Dupree began the 2016 season on injured reserve.

Sports Union sues over Facebook job ads excluding older people
Author: 0 Union sues over Facebook job ads excluding older people

A union sued multiple companies in the United States over Facebook ads targeted towards young people, alleging that the ads amount to age discrimination against older job-seekers. Those companies include "hundreds of major American employers and employment agencies that, upon information and belief, routinely exclude older workers from receiving their employment and recruiting ads on Facebook, and thus deny older workers job opportunities", the plaintiffs say.

Sports Rockets' Harden slams officials after second straight 50-point game
Author: 0 Rockets' Harden slams officials after second straight 50-point game

That's frustrating when you hear it as a player. Harden's tough finish to the night included just two points, two turnovers and three fouls in the final 2min 20sec. Eric Gordon chipped in 28 points for Houston, which closed a season-long 7-game homestand with consecutive losses to the Los Angeles teams. James Harden has combined for 102 points and 17 assists in his last two games, both against sub-.500 opponents, but the Rockets have shockingly lost two in a row on nights when Harden has ...

Sports Sixers' Joel Embiid returns from sore back
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The setback extended their losing streak to a season-worst five games. They've lost eight of their last nine games, and questions about whether or not they can make the playoffs are beginning to surface. But even with him, this was an uphill battle. The Raptors, whose 22-8 record is second-best in the NBA's Eastern Conference, didn't play like an elite team until they fell behind 76-54 three minutes into the second half.

Sports Arsenal and Liverpool share spoils in six-goal thriller
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James Milner , Liverpool's first half substitute who came on for an injured Jordan Henderson , spoke after the game about his frustrations at Liverpool's shaky defense. Along with the massive history and rivalry between the two sides the anticipation for tonight's game against Liverpool has been amplified even more.

Sports We Deserved To Beat Everton- Antonio Conte
Author: 0 We Deserved To Beat Everton- Antonio Conte

Allardyce's involvement is likely to be key to any deal; the Everton boss bought Kone to the Stadium of Light during his tenure there back in January 2016 and the centre-back played a key role in keeping his side in the Premier League that term.

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That could help the state, which typically starts the year off with deficits, capture some of the tax savings they'll see, according to the lawmaker. "If they have the money to pay it, if they can't write if off next year, and if Stamford is accepting, we're advising our clients to do it", she said.

Sports EPL: I told Manchester United to buy Mbappe, Gabriel Jesus - Giggs
Author: 0 EPL: I told Manchester United to buy Mbappe, Gabriel Jesus - Giggs

Giggs told the Times he felt he was in with a chance of succeeding Van Gaal as United's manager but understood the decision to go for Jose Mourinho even though he feels he could have given the club continuity. The former winger questioned the quality of the players that were brought into the club. "United sold players that I would never sell, bought players that I would never buy".

Sports Bristol City 'looked like Premier League side' claims boss
Author: 0 Bristol City 'looked like Premier League side' claims boss

Expect no let-up in January if we progress in the cup competitions, with the Derby County game in the FA Cup third round now scheduled for the Friday after the Toffees test on the Monday. Both were born in England but are eligible for Scotland and Johnson, whose side travel to QPR today, said: "I spoke to (then boss) Gordon Strachan about this".

Sports 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma's 35-Ball Century Sends Twitter Into Frenzy
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As far as Playing XI is concerned, India are going with the same squad that clinched a 93-run win over the visitors in the first T20I in Cuttack to go 1-0 up in the series. Sri Lanka had scored 260 for six against Kenya at Johannesburg in September 2007. This was after Rohit Sharma blasted his way to the joint fastest hundred in T20I as India subsequently brought up its highest score in twenty-twenty cricket.

Sports Police investigating 'disturbance' at Lambeau Field
Author: 0 Police investigating 'disturbance' at Lambeau Field

Officials have warned people to stay away from the area and said the situation is still active. He was on foot when police officers arrived on the scene some five minutes after the initial 911 call and was arrested without incident, Smith said.