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Jason Day ready to tackle Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods makes his heralded return to Torrey Pines at this week's Farmers Insurance Open, a site he's won at eight times over the course of his professional career. In the first week of December, Woods made an unofficial return of sorts at his own tournament, the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, and he came away with a number of positives despite finishing in 15th place in the 17-player field. Read More

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Brian Gutekunst latest to pull out of 49ers' GM search

Brian Gutekunst latest to pull out of 49ers' GM search

They will eventually fill the job, but it might be of simple attrition. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, 37, the 49ers presumptive head coach, can't officially be hired until Atlanta's season is over. But Shanahan wasn't demanding full control of the 49ers' 53-man roster, according to a report from CSN Bay Area that was published before the news broke of Gutekunst bowing out of the GM search. Read More

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Jordy Nelson: "I Just Can't Be Out There Slowly Running"

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound rookie, the son of former Denver Broncos standout Ed McCaffrey and brother of 2015 Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey, has been on the practice squad since December 20. Allison has a hamstring injury. In addition to injured players getting cleared medically, McCarthy and his staff also have to consider how effective they can be in playing through injury. Read More

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Details emerge on 49ers' decision to offer Kyle Shanahan coaching gig

The Falcons offense flourished in Shanahan's second year as coordinator. If the 49ers do indeed close the deal with Shanahan, they can rest assured that when it comes to coaching at least, they "won" this hiring cycle. I love the situation here, the team here. They have interviewed several candidates for their vacant general manager job and that list now appears to be down to three men, two of which are Green Bay Packers executives Brian Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf. Read More

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Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson Need To Talk

Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson Need To Talk

Carmelo Anthony: If Phil Jackson wants me gone, let's talk: Carmelo Anthony has no proof Knicks president Phil Jackson wants him gone, but if Jackson does, the Knicks' star said he's willing to talk to the Zen Master about his feelings. "People can have their own opinions but I haven't mentioned it once". Jeff Hornacek looks hopeless in regards to the Knicks ever playing good on defense. Read More

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Referee almost knocked out in DeGale v. Jack boxing clash

The blow was dealt at the end of the fifth round, when WBC champion Jack launched a powerful left hook that was dodged by IBF title holder DeGale. DeGale made a great start, knocking Jack down in the opening round. By Jim EdwardsEddie Hearn has had a few weeks away from the spotlight, but this week he's back doing what he does best-talking up fights and get people excited. Read More

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Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze medal

Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze medal

China faces a one-year ban from worldwide weightlifting competitions after three of its athletes were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals on Thursday following re-tests of samples from the Beijing Games. By the end of December, the number of positive tests from the reanalyzed samples had reached 101. That would mean China potentially missing out this year on the Asian Championships in April and the World Championships in November. Read More

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Federation Internationale de Football Association vote to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

Federation Internationale de Football Association vote to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

The FIFA Council approved the plan at its meeting Tuesday in Zurich. Instead of 64 overall matches, under the 48-nation system, 80 would be played at the World Cup finals - providing the increase in income. World football governing body, FIFA has announced that the 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams in 16 groups of 3 nations. The first World Cup featured 13 teams and in nine years, the tournament will have 48 teams. Read More

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Thunder cruise past Bulls, Rose misses Knicks' loss

Shorthanded Bulls When these two teams met back in November in Chicago, the Wizards played without their top two scorers in John Wall and Bradley Beal. Westbrook's individual scoring output fell well short of what he's been accustomed to this season (21 points on 50% shooting), but he made a plethora of lovely passes to both the perimeter and interior that set teammates up for easy baskets all night long. Read More

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Connor Cook to make historic first start for Raiders against Texans

McGloin was playing after starter Derek Carr suffered a serious knee injury during Week 16 . Whispers about his leadership and questions about his ability might have factored in. He was asked if he expects to see a different player than he did when Oakland beat the Texans in Mexico City on November 21. In that game , the Texans actually had six more first downs than the Raiders and allowed just 30 rushing yards . Read More

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Serena Williams wins at Auckland Classic in first match since September

Serena Williams wins at Auckland Classic in first match since September

Williams had a tough time with injuries towards the end of past year and spent the last two months of the 2016 campaign out of action with a shoulder injury. This whole week I practiced with no wind, but today it was so windy. In her first outing in the Auckland tournament, Williams made light work in seeing off the Frenchwoman, with a 6-3 6-4 for the American on Tuesday. Read More

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Nadal jets to Brisbane after Abu Dhabi win

Nadal jets to Brisbane after Abu Dhabi win

Goffin, 26, has been in fine form in the capital, dispatching Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray en route to his showdown with Nadal. And Murray made a superb start to the match, powering into a 4-0 lead before Raonic had found his feet. The Scottish player didn't have the strength to withstand Goffin's pressure and, after the tie-break, he was trailing with a one set difference. "The main goal is being healthy, if you are healthy then the rest of the things are still hard but not ... Read More

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Harry Kane looking for career change after missed penalty against Southampton

Harry Kane looking for career change after missed penalty against Southampton

Tottenham have only lost 1 of their last 6 league meetings with Southampton. 'It would be a fearless mascot to do it front of Dele!' Pochettino joked. So if you look at it only through the lens of Tottenham's domestic form - sans the League Cup - Spurs have done reasonably well. Spurs have now won five out of their last six matches with the latest victory coming against Southampton and Kane reckons the ten-day break ahead of the Christmas schedule has done them good. Read More

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WWE SmackDown: John Cena returns with a huge Royal Rumble challenge

WWE SmackDown: John Cena returns with a huge Royal Rumble challenge

The former champion made his long-awaited return to the WWE on Tuesday when he showed up on SmackDown Live to deliver an announcement. Thus the "Because I'm John Cena" reference he made to close the promo. Is that because WWE is hashing out his WrestleMania plans behind the scenes? Cena also talked about the Smackdown brand which was able to evolve around all the members of the brand instead of a one-man show like Raw was at one point. Read More

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Reasons Ronda Rousey must move to WWE ASAP!

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Brendan Schaub has questioned Ronda Rousey's mentality ahead of her bantamweight title showdown at UFC 207 against Amanda Nunes at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 30 December. "I just don't want to accept any of that negativity". Since her astonishing loss to Holm she has taken on Hollywood appearing in such films as "Furious 7", which is part of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, "The Expendables 3" and other films. Read More

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Match Reports: Hull City 0-3 Manchester City

Match Reports: Hull City 0-3 Manchester City

England forward Sterling struck the victor as City came from behind to beat their title rivals 2-1 in a Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium . Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists the club are not interested in Southampton ace Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window. Manchester City: Bravo 6, Stones 6, Otamendi 6, Sagna 6, Clichy 6, Fernandinho 6, Toure 7, Silva 6, Sterling 6, Nolito 5, De Bruyne 7. Read More

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Titans' Marcus Mariota suffers ankle injury, leaves field on cart

Former Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch always said, "don't call it a trick play; it's a special play". And he responded by playing his best game of the season, maybe even his career. This is not helping your coaching argument. "Everyone has been talking about this game the whole season". (It is, after all, always coaching in the NFL.) But you know what? The Jaguars knew they let their old boss down, something interim head coach Doug Marrone hammered home throughout the week. Read More

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Donnarumma save wins Italian Super Cup for Milan

Juve, Italian league and cup double winners last season, had taken the lead in the 18th minute after Giorgio Chiellini prodded home a Miralem Pjanic corner. A thrilling Supercoppa continued with Donnarumma making a superb save from Sami Khedira's 20-yard drive at the other end after Gonzalo Higuain had created the opportunity. Read More

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Defense leads the way as Texans clinch division

Defense leads the way as Texans clinch division

He made field goals of 23 and 22 yards as well as both of his extra-point attempts against the Steelers , getting a loud ovation from fans at Paul Brown Stadium. "This is another example of it, and this is how the season has gone this year". "I felt like I hit it pretty well". I jumped a little bit. Don't hesitate to jump in on the live updates and chat with us as the game rolls along. Read More

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