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NFL Preview: Saints v Rams and Chiefs v Patriots

NFL fans are in for a treat this weekend with two epic matchups featuring the four best and highest scoring teams in the league. Who will claim the AFC and NFC Championships and book their place in the Super Bowl LIII? Although the divisional round of the playoffs was short on upsets, it was satisfying all the same to see …

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WADA Have ‘Successfully Retrieved’ Doping Data From Moscow Lab

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WADA said Thursday that they have “successfully retrieved” data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports. The world anti-doping agency had demanded the data be handed over to complete its probe into the 2011-2015 scandal which saw Russia’s athletics team barred from the 2016 Rio Olympics …

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Federer And Djokovic Pay Tribute To Retiring “Legend” Murray

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Roger Federer admitted he was shocked that tennis was to lose “legend” Andy Murray this year while long-time friend Novak Djokovic said the bombshell news had “hurt” him. Both paid tribute to the former world number one on the eve of the year’s first Grand Slam with Federer adding that the Scot should be “incredibly proud” of what he had …

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Watch: Emotional Murray Announces Retirement Following Wimbledon

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A tearful Andy Murray announced he would likely retire this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. The former world number one and three-time Grand Slam winner broke down at a press conference in Melbourne as he said the pain had become almost unbearable. …

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Tennis Match-Fixing Gang Dismantled In Spain By Police

Spanish police have dismantled a gang that allegedly fixed professional tennis competitions, detaining 15 people and probing 68 others including tennis players, one of whom played in the last US Open, they said Thursday. In a statement, the Civil Guard police force said the organisation bribed tennis players to fix matches in ITF Futures and Challenger tournaments, the lower levels …

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Chicago Bears Hit Post & Crossbar In Agonising Last Second Loss

Defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia edged the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Chargers ousted Baltimore from the championship chase in two NFL playoff thrillers Sunday. Bears kicker Cody Parkey clanked a 43-yard field goal attempt off the left upright and crossbar with five seconds remaining as the Eagles sealed a 16-15 victory at Chicago. “It came down to the …

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90-Year-Old Cyclist Stripped Of World Record After Failed Doping Test

Carl Grove, a 90-year-old American cyclist, has been stripped of his age-group title and world record from the US Masters Track Championships after failing a doping test. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a public warning Friday to Grove for a violation they said likely came from consuming meat contaminated with a banned substance. Grove had won the 90-94 age …

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Prescott & Luck Star As Cowboys & Colts Advance In Playoffs

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Dak Prescott rallied the Dallas Cowboys to an NFL playoff victory over Seattle on Saturday while Andrew Luck powered the Indianapolis Colts into the second round with a victory at Houston. Prescott threw for 226 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as the Cowboys edged visiting Seattle 24-22 while Luck had two touchdown passes in the Colts’ …

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LeBron James To Miss A Further Three Games For LA Lakers

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NBA superstar LeBron James, who has already missed four games with a strained left groin, will miss at least three more before being re-evaluated, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday. James suffered the injury on December 25 when the Lakers beat defending NBA champion Golden State 127-101. The Lakers have dropped three of four games without the four-time NBA Most Valuable …

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Schumacher’s Former Mentor Understands Wall Of Secrecy

The radio silence surrounding the status of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is totally understandable, his mentor at Benetton and Ferrari Ross Brawn told Press Association Sport on Wednesday. The seven-time world champion — a record that still stands — will turn 50 on Thursday but his millions of fans are none the wiser as to what the German …

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Chiefs Grab Top Seed In AFC As Ravens and Eagles Also Advance

The Kansas City Chiefs cruised past the Oakland Raiders 35-3 on another milestone day for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, locking up the American Conference top seed on the final day of the NFL regular season on Sunday. Mahomes threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns before exiting in the fourth quarter. His 89-yard TD bomb to Demarcus Robinson gave him 50 …

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Van Gerwen Obliterates Anderson To Setup Big Final Vs Michael Smith

After a lacklustre set of quarter finals that saw four shutouts take place, the 2019 World Darts Championship saw some remarkable performances. The main event was also a shutout, but like all occasions of watching a top sportsman in their pomp, it no less compelling. Two-time world champions Michael Van Gerwen and Gary Anderson were forced to follow a classic …

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Tennis Royalty Federer And Serena Back For Another Season

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Tennis royalty Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been pounding balls across the net for more than 20 years and they are back for yet another season, starting in Perth at the mixed teams Hopman Cup from Saturday. Both 37 years old and with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, Federer is now a father and Williams a mother but …

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