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Maradona was scheduled on September 19 when he was supposed to inaugurate a Durga Puja in north Kolkata and unveil his statue installed by his fans. The iconic player, who is now coach of the Dubai-based club Al-Fujairah SC, was seen waving at fans before getting into the vehicle, flashing the "victory" sign at camerapersons and supporters and throwing flying kisses.
  • Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

    Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

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    He was also influential as they ended their 28-year wait to feature in a World Cup, having a hand in all seven goals - scoring five - that saw the North African giants pip Uganda, Ghana and Congo-Brazzaville to a spot in Russian Federation.
  • Warriors' Andre Iguodala (knee) will play on Friday

    Warriors' Andre Iguodala (knee) will play on Friday

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    And the Pistons' skid continues. Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 36 points in the third quarter, and the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 102-98 on Friday night to finish 6-0 on the trip. Curry watched the game from and loved what he saw. Detroit led 50-46 at halftime. Luke Kennard hit a floater, but Thompson answered with a jumper and Durant a lay-in, part of a 7-1 run, capped by a Thompson 3-pointer, for a 94-85 lead with 2:55 remaining.
  • Woman among four killed by Indian troops in Kupwara

    Woman among four killed by Indian troops in Kupwara

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    The operation comes on the heels of security forces claiming that they have killed 200 insurgents in the Kashmir Valley this year. Sources said the gunfight broke out at midnight when police, army and CRPF men jointly laid cordon and search operation in Yunsu area of Handwara along Sopore-Kupwara highway following intelligence inputs about presence of some militants there.
  • Giancarlo Stanton waives no-trade clause to complete Yankees deal

    Giancarlo Stanton waives no-trade clause to complete Yankees deal

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    Stanton was to be introduced later in the day at Major League Baseball's winter meetings. NY now boasts an incredibly potent lineup on paper, as Stanton, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hit a combined 160 home runs last season - just eight fewer than the Red Sox hit as a team in that span.
  • Australia's 2018 Eurovision Contestant Announced

    Australia's 2018 Eurovision Contestant Announced

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    Jessica Mouboy will be waving the country's flag in next year's competition and will certainly have all eyes on her as Australia has never missed a spot within the show's top 10 . the passion behind it all", she said. There's nothing like it, it's a very special show that brings the whole country together. Australia's Eurovision brains trust has gone back to the beginning for the nation's next crack at the song contest.
  • Desperate Dolphins Face Tough Test Against Surging Patriots On Monday Night Football

    Desperate Dolphins Face Tough Test Against Surging Patriots On Monday Night Football

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    Moore was hurt in a loss at the Patriots on November 26. Hogan's expected return comes at an important time , as the Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski on Monday due to a one-game suspension. A victory over Miami would set up a Sunday showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers that could determine home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
  • USGA to discontinue call-ins as part of video review process

    USGA to discontinue call-ins as part of video review process

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    The group was formed to look at the role video footage can play when applying the Rules, including the issues that arise from viewer call-ins. As part of the announcement, the governing bodies also approved a new local rule, available January 1, that eliminates the two-stroke penalty for filing an incorrect scorecard as a result of an infraction that a player was unaware of.
  • NFL, Verizon Extend Media Rights/Sponsorship Deal Another Five Years

    NFL, Verizon Extend Media Rights/Sponsorship Deal Another Five Years

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    The new Verizon-NFL deal covers all in-market and national games, including preseason, regular season, and playoff games - including the Super Bowl - available to anyone in the US, on any mobile carrier or network provider. Also, starting with the 2018 NFL season, Verizon will become the presenting sponsor of the Pro Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine. Now the focus is on building its other platforms, particularly since Verizon bought Yahoo earlier this year for $4.5 billion.
  • Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed banned for not cooperating in spot-fixing investigation

    Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed banned for not cooperating in spot-fixing investigation

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    The ban prevents Jamshed from playing all forms of cricket until February 2018, a year on from the initial suspension. The PCB said in a statement posted on Twitter: "Update: Anti Corruption Tribunal has imposed one year ban on cricketer Nasir Jamshed for Non-Co-operation with PCB ACU, more charges will be brought up in near future".
  • India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test

    India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test

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    The Indian team's workload will also go do down after the BCCI agreed to trim down the total number of match days to 306 in the new proposal that runs from 2019 to 2023. But, BCCI says if the government agrees, the Board will include it in the new FTP. Last month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) filed a dispute with the ICC, claiming up to $70 million for missed series in 2014 and 2015 from BCCI after the country failed to attend two series as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) ...
  • City claim victory in Manchester derby

    City claim victory in Manchester derby

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    But the gap between table-topping City and second-placed United grew to 11 points on Sunday as City triumphed 2-1 at Old Trafford, where Otamendi volleyed home a second-half victor after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out David Silva's opener.
  • Trey Lyles Scores Career-High 25 Points in Loss to Pacers

    Trey Lyles Scores Career-High 25 Points in Loss to Pacers

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    Collison, who started the first 26 games this season, aggravated a knee injury in Friday night's victory over Cleveland and didn't play in the fourth quarter. SACRAMENTO, Calif. - DeMar DeRozan scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter and Toronto Raptors held off Sacramento for its sixth straight victory.
  • Seahawks' Quinton Jefferson Tries To Fight Jaguars Fans In Ugly Scene

    Seahawks' Quinton Jefferson Tries To Fight Jaguars Fans In Ugly Scene

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    A classic National Football League game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks has descended into chaos after an ejected players attempted to fight fans in the stands. As the two parties exchanged words, someone appeared to throw an object on Jefferson, setting Jefferson off. Jefferson tried climbing into the stands to fight the fan, but was stopped by security before the situation escalated.
  • Ben Duckett incident 'not funny', says Australia coach Darren Lehmann

    Ben Duckett incident 'not funny', says Australia coach Darren Lehmann

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    The controversies continued with wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow's alleged headbutt to Australian debutant Cameron Bancroft at a bar in Perth making the headlines during the first Test at Gabba. They were words delivered quietly and calmly but with no less force than the nearly apoplectic rage with which Trevor Bayliss threatened on Saturday to end the careers of what he considers to be a minority of repeat England offenders.
  • Carson Wentz ruled out for final quarter of pivotal game against Rams

    Carson Wentz ruled out for final quarter of pivotal game against Rams

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    That touchdown pass to Jeffery was Wentz's fourth of the game and 33rd of the season. Nearly immediately after Wentz headed to the locker room, the Eagles ruled him out for the remainder of the game. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been one of the best stories of the 2017 National Football League season. Not only was he quarterbacking the team with the best record in the league, but also threw for 33 touchdown passes and only 7 interceptions.