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The Jaguars beat up the Steelers in Heinz Field in Week 5 to hold the tiebreaker. Tennessee (8-7): The Titans clinch a spot with a win over the Jaguars. 3 Jaguars in the wild-card round. The Chargers and Bills are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but they need help. They need to beat the Dolphins in Miami in addition to losses from the Chargers and Titans.
  • Liverpool skipper Henderson out of Swansea conflict with…

    Liverpool skipper Henderson out of Swansea conflict with…

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    Klopp, who wanted to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in the summer, has stood by his defence so far this season; not even criticising them after last week's capitulation at the Emirates. I want to defend first of all because that is the basis for everything. "They scored their goals, and we have to get that, stay consistent, and keep on performing like we did".
  • Mutko temporarily steps down as Russian FA head amid doping ban

    Mutko temporarily steps down as Russian FA head amid doping ban

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    RFU Director General Alexander Alayev has been appointed the acting president of Russia's governing football body. Mutko was banned from the Olympic Games for life by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) earlier this month for his role in the "systemic manipulation" of anti-doping results at events including Sochi 2014.
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    Manchester City "closing in" on Virgil Van Dijk

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    Manchester City have emerged as frontrunners to complete a deal for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in January beating the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and Chelsea in the process . The Telegraph also say that City are in talks with Southampton about a potential move. Liverpool remain keen on the ex-Celtic man but risk missing out on him again.
  • Militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

    Militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

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    Noor, who is a convict in a case, was lodged in a Delhi jail for some time in 2003. "He was granted parole in 2015, but he had been on the run since then", the officer said. The 47-year-old Tral resident was said to be behind an attack on the BSF camp near Srinagar International Airport in October as well as the Uri attack in 2016, which was described as "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades".
  • Lionel Messi assists third Barcelona goal with only one boot on

    Lionel Messi assists third Barcelona goal with only one boot on

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    Ramos made a risky tackle against Barcelona striker Luis Suarez , hit him in the face and escaped with a mere yellow card. The Spain worldwide was asked about the incident after the loss, and risked the ire of Barca fans by referring to exiled Puigdemont in his post-match comments.
  • Israeli official: Saudi Arabia denies chess visas

    Israeli official: Saudi Arabia denies chess visas

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    Israel Gelfer, vice president of FIDE, whose Secretariat is based in Athens, told Reuters in an email that visas for the Israeli players "have not been issued and will not be issued". However, the relationship has remained covert, with Riyadh officially disavowing any plans to establish ties before a peace deal with the Palestinians is reached.
  • Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in ODI squad for South Africa tour

    Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur named in ODI squad for South Africa tour

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    Shardul Thakur has been named in India's 17-man squad for the One-day worldwide series against South Africa. "KL Rahul's non-selection is due to the fact that the team management has already made it clear that he will be considered only as a backup opener and Ajinkya Rahane is already there to fulfill that role".
  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has sprained left shoulder

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has sprained left shoulder

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    The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Minnesota Timberwolves in one of the NBA games on Christmas Day, start time at 10:30 PM ET, at Staples Center, live stream online is on NBA League Pass, TV Channel is on TNT. Ball was injured during the game as Portland won 95-92. The Lakers have a busy upcoming schedule, with five games from now through January 1 starting on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Raiders at Eagles: Preview, prediction, odds and pick

    Raiders at Eagles: Preview, prediction, odds and pick

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    Doug Pederson and Jim Schwartz need to get the defense back to its best quickly because the NFC playoffs are loaded with strong teams that can exploit any chink in the armor of the #1 seed. Led by Carr, Oakland's offense is slow-moving and underwhelming. The Eagles need to be ready for the quick passing game . Asked about his season-finale plans, assuming the Eagles have clinched the No.
  • DeAndre Hopkins scores NFL's touchdown of the year

    DeAndre Hopkins scores NFL's touchdown of the year

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    The fifth-year pro came into the game ranked second in the National Football League in receiving yards per game (93.8). Heinicke came into the game for one play and handed off the ball to running back Alfred Blue . Heinicke was signed to the Texans' active roster after quarterback Tom Savage sustained a concussion in Week 14. However, Savage was recently placed on injured reserve after suffering a concussion.
  • Sound of Music star dies

    Sound of Music star dies

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    Her son, actor Ryan Urich, told Variety that his mother died late Sunday in Frankford, Ontario. A Toronto native, Menzies-Urich's other film credits include "Hawaii" and " Piranha ". In 1975 she married fellow actor Robert Urich , and the couple adopted three kids: Allison, Emily, and Ryan. My precious friend and SOM sister Heather Menzies passed away this evening.
  • Redick lead 76ers over Knicks in Christmas opener

    Redick lead 76ers over Knicks in Christmas opener

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    Obviously fans of the Sixers and Knicks want to win, but every casual fan wanted one thing going into this matchup: Embiid and Porzingis to put on a show, and that's what they're doing. With rookie point guard Ben Simmons getting all of the national attention for his Houdini-Esq passes and scoring prowess, McConnell often gets overlooked on a macro level, but in his third season with the team, the undrafted guard from Arizona has really come into his own as a serious player.
  • Coach Expects Cris Cyborg To Dominate Holly Holm

    Coach Expects Cris Cyborg To Dominate Holly Holm

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    I didn't want it to just be based on just one fighter. Parillo on what he expectes from the fight: "I believe (Cyborg) can go in there and dominate, and that's what we expect". While her opponent, Holm, is perhaps the greatest female combat sports athlete of all time. Add to that, Cyborg truly believes there's not a woman on this planet that could survive her power if she connects with her best shots.
  • Twitter Hilariously Roasts Jeff Fisher For His Perplexing Rams Take

    Twitter Hilariously Roasts Jeff Fisher For His Perplexing Rams Take

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    Under McVay, the Rams are 10-4 and in position to win the NFC West for the first time since 2003. And while Fisher, twice in a 55-minute interview, gave unprompted praise to McVay, he said the Rams made needed talent upgrades on offense and "did what we wanted to do before I left".
  • Wilshere: Arsenal were scared of playing against Liverpool

    Wilshere: Arsenal were scared of playing against Liverpool

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    He should have scored a header in the first half, but his equalising goal towards the end was a welcome boost with 20 minutes of the game remaining. We played too far from each other, not compact enough, not composed enough. Wenger also singled out Jack Wilshere for praise after the game and hinted that a contract extension for the midfielder could be completed in the coming weeks.