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Postal Service while taking performance-enhancing drugs . He was stripped by cycling authorities of the seven Tour de France championships he had won from 1999 through 2005, and banned from the sport. His opinion contains language suggesting that the government may face a challenge in collecting anywhere near the $100 million in damages it is seeking, even if it proves Armstrong obtained the sponsorship based on fraudulent representations.
  • Phil Jackson takes to Twitter again, says his Carmelo tweet was 'misunderstood'

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    In reference to a Kevin Ding column on Bleacher Report , Jackson wrote, "Bleacher's Ding nearly rings the bell, but I learned you don't change the spot on a leopard with Michael Graham in my CBA daze". Anthony and Knicks front office have not been on the best terms lately. The Cavaliers say they have no interest in trading Love. As of today, none of the teams linked to the Knicks feel like they have any traction on a deal, according to sources near each team, mainly because any deal ...
  • Man United can not buy to weaken rivals anymore - Mourinho

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    Five points separates second-placed Tottenham and sixth-placed United. Leicester City may have provided one of the biggest footballing fairy tails in most of our lifetimes, they may be the Premier League champions, but they are in serious trouble.
  • Bulls Blow 27-Point Lead But Hold Off Kings, 112-107

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    A near-scuffle in a National Basketball Association game with zero players angry at other players. Take your hats (off) to him. Well, Cousins would pick up that 16th technical foul... "I don't know, we'll have to wait and see", Joerger said. The win gets the Bulls to 2-1 so far on their current six game road trip, and back to.500 at 26-26 on the season.
  • No. 2 Baylor tries to bounce back against Kansas State

    No. 2 Baylor tries to bounce back against Kansas State

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    The Wildcats also seemed content to run the shot clock down and rely on high pick and rolls, which Baylor was ready for and defended well. Kansas also has a clear advantage when it comes to guard play, with Frank Mason III (averaging 20 points, five assists and four rebounds per game) and Devonte' Graham (averaging 13 points, four assists and three rebounds per game).
  • Paul Pierce gets starting nod in Boston farewell

    Paul Pierce gets starting nod in Boston farewell

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    It's been the Lakers since the 2000-01 season. (An easy thing to do, seeing how Boston led the entire game.) When he finally did, he rewarded them with the coolest possible moment. Soon, however, their habit for cold shooting spells and ill-timed errors took over. They've got a bright future ahead and I like their young talent.
  • The Super Bowl is actually a great time to buy a TV!

    The Super Bowl is actually a great time to buy a TV!

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    Recent Super Bowls have been watched by between 110 and 115 million people each year. This is perhaps the most iconic Super Bowl ad. If it's good enough for President Trump , it's good enough for Super Bowl Sunday. 84 lumber will air a Super Bowl commercial for the first time while Budweiser - a super bowl ad player for decades - will debut a spot about its German immigrant roots.
  • An claims sole lead in Scottsdale, Laird one back

    An claims sole lead in Scottsdale, Laird one back

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    MARC Leishman has produced a blistering third round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to get within five shots of the lead ahead of tomorrow's final round. Going into Saturday's round three, four other players are just one stroke back at 9 under. In his three appearances in this tournament, Matsuyama has finished tied for fourth, second and first.
  • West Ham v Manchester City Betting Tips

    West Ham v Manchester City Betting Tips

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    With Chelsea enjoying a nine-point lead over Tottenham in the title race, it might be hard for City to fight the blues but a Champions League spot will always be on their mind. Even though West Ham are improving it seems like a good bet to make would be a victory by the visitors tonight. Jesus nets his first goal for Man City .
  • Andre Ayew penalty sends Ghana into semi-finals

    Andre Ayew penalty sends Ghana into semi-finals

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    They were joined in the last four by Egypt , who later rode their luck to defeat Morocco 1-0 in Port Gentil with a late strike from substitute Mahmoud Kahraba, the first time in 31 years they have beaten their north African rivals. His team will head to Franceville to face Cameroon , while for DR Congo there was disappointment after they had looked like genuine contenders to win the trophy with their performances in the group stage.
  • Al-Shabab Captures Somali Military Base

    Al-Shabab Captures Somali Military Base

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    Al-Shabab fighters have captured a military base run by Kenyan and Somali troops in the Somali town of Kulbiyow, 18 kilometers from the Kenyan border, residents told VOA Somali. "Two mujahideen rammed suicide vehicle bombs into the base in Kulbiyow town before storming it". Al-Qaida's East African affiliate is fighting to impose a strict version of Islam in this Horn of Africa nation.
  • Royal Rumble victor rumors, will Kenny Omega make his WWE debut?

    Royal Rumble victor rumors, will Kenny Omega make his WWE debut?

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    In fact, due to the general predictability of the winners of each year's Rumble , the surprises have grown to be THE draw for fans both in attendance and watching at home. Apparently, he's pretty dominant on " Raw " and many are thinking he will dominate the ring this time, as well. As far as Tye Dillinger is concerned, the popularity of his "perfect 10" gimmick and with the live audiences being really hot for him, it would make all the sense in the world for the WWE to have him enter ...
  • Southampton fans joined by Sam Vokes in celebrating Liverpool win

    Southampton fans joined by Sam Vokes in celebrating Liverpool win

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    Liverpool play Wolves in the FA Cup at Anfield on Saturday where there is expected to be a south-westerly breeze of 12mph. But fans need not have anxious and late in the game teenager Josh Sims passed to Shane Long, who smashed the ball past Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius .
  • Fight with Mayweather Could End McGregor's Career

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    The two stars have even exchanged barbs over social media. "They know what my number is". Meanwhile, Pacquiao has clarified that his interest in facing McGregor is limited to a boxing match and if the 28-year-old Irish fighter will agree, he would be ready to face him "If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not?" Pacquiao has previously parlayed his sporting fame into a career in politics after being elected to the influential Philippine Senate a year ago while still continuing to box ...
  • No rest for Spurs as they visit Raptors

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    Playing on the road without injured Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Pau Gasol, the Spurs completed a season sweep of Toronto . Raptors: DeRozan (right ankle) was inactive for the game. "I've been around a long time and we've won some games, and if you've forgotten, I got to coach Tim Duncan". There was a game where we were missing shots we normally make.
  • Tommy Fleetwood claims one-shot victory at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

    Tommy Fleetwood claims one-shot victory at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

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    It was the summer of 2015 and Tommy Fleetwood had climbed inside the world's top 50 for the first time in his career when he tried to change is swing. So, the northern Englishman with long, flowing hair and an affable personality went back to his old coach, Alan Thompson, who was first with him as a 13-year-old, and re-employed his old caddie, Ian Finnis.
  • Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Nicole Gibbs to advance to fourth round

    Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Nicole Gibbs to advance to fourth round

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    Strycova, ranked 16th in the world, was a talented figure skater as a youngster growing up in the Czech Republic before deciding to focus on tennis at 12 years old. Williams leads their head-to-head 2-0, defeating Strycova in the second round of the Australian Open in 2012, 6-0, 6-4, and in the first round of Wimbledon that same year, 6-2, 6-4, en route to winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title.
  • Gus Bradley to be Chargers Defensive Coordinator

    Gus Bradley to be Chargers Defensive Coordinator

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    Among his players will be former Bison standout Kyle Emanuel, who just finished his second year with the Chargers as an outside linebacker. Bradley has elected to join the Los Angeles Chargers instead, per ESPN's Adam Schefter . Bradley also served as a defensive coach with the Bucs before Seattle. It's unclear if Bradley was a front-runner for the position, especially after the Redskins interviewed so many more candidates, but he has one of the strongest resumes of any coach who was ...
  • Manchester United fans rally behind Luke Shaw

    Manchester United fans rally behind Luke Shaw

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    Mourinho said: "I don't think it is a reward, I don't see it in this perspective". "Stoke have got some very good players and we know it's probably not the same going there now as it was seven or eight years ago", Carrick said. Valencia has been a colossal figure in United's current sensational run and the 31-year-old is a guaranteed starter in the club's away game against Stoke City tomorrow at the Britannia Stadium.
  • Julio Jones out of practice again, says he's fine

    Julio Jones out of practice again, says he's fine

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    On Thursday, that lack of concern remained in place despite the lack of practice time. If you're looking for Julio Jones to destroy the Packers , today's injury news will probably temper your enthusiasm, if only mildly. Jones first hurt his toe in the Falcons' Week 13 home loss vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. "I do what I can, give Matt (Ryan) his reps - whatever he needs from me, but sometimes coach says he wants me to chill out".
  • 49ers will offer Kyle Shanahan head coach job when Falcons season ends

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    Considering Kyle Shanahan is the last San Francisco 49ers head-coaching candidate who hasn't dropped out of the running, it's probably safe to assume he'll be San Francisco's next head coach. If the Packers beat the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, the 49ers may have to wait to conduct their interviews with Gutekunst and Wolf until after the Super Bowl.