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Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure charged with drink driving in east London

Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure charged with drink driving in east London

Yaya Toure has only recently come back into the side. Police said the 33-year-old Ivory Coast worldwide was driving in Dagenham, east London at the time of the alleged offence. After former teammate Joleon Lescott handed him the bottle of champagne, Toure said: "I don't drink because I am a Muslim". Manchester City have declined to comment on the matter, but the club's head of media relations, Simon Heggie, told the Express : 'It's a personal issue so we would not comment, speak to his ... Read More

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Rosberg wins his first Formula One world title

Nico Rosberg , Formula One's newly-crowned champion, deserved a trouble-free year after watching rival Lewis Hamilton enjoy two "lucky" title-winning campaigns, his father Keke has claimed. "For me, that was the deciding moment in Nico's race". "It was an unfortunate tap at the start which caused the spin, it was just a racing incident though and these things happen". Read More

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Solid Stone extends Alfred Dunhill Championship lead

Solid Stone extends Alfred Dunhill Championship lead

That was three strokes clear of countrymen Charl Schwartzel (68), Keith Horne (67) and Chris Hanson (68), and a further two shots ahead of Frenchman Benjamin Hebert (68). Defending champion and four-time victor Charl Schwartzel and Irishman Paul Dunne led the way after the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Read More

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Aledo grad eager for final Bedlam at Oklahoma State

Aledo grad eager for final Bedlam at Oklahoma State

Both of these teams like to throw it downfield. The college football odds for the game have the Sooners favored to pick up the win at home. OSU Coach John Smith still sees his team, even with a No. The Big-12 Title will be decided by the victor of this year's Bedlam game between the Sooners and Cowboys. Saturday's game between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma marks the sixth time in the last nine seasons that the annual matchup known as Bedlam will determine the Big 12 champion. Read More

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Barbs fly over scrum ahead of England-Australia rugby test

That was despite Jones, a former Wallabies coach, and England having the first, second, third and last laugh by whitewashing Australia 3-0 in a series for the first time. Although England have won the last 3 matches, Australia will remember their last meeting at Twickenham which dumped England out of the World Cup (although most England fans I've met have assured me there was definitely no World Cup past year so take that with a pint of salt). Read More

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EFL Semi-Final Cup Draw

EFL Semi-Final Cup Draw

Liverpool, a 2-0 victor against second-tier Leeds United on Tuesday, will face Southampton, which pulled off a shock 2-0 win at Arsenal on Wednesday. But the priority for the City boss is reversing a run of just one league win since August which means they will go to the Riverside in the bottom three. Read More

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Knicks sweep back-to-back games with Timberwolves

Knicks fans, however, were also reminded of something else: They got one hell of a consolation prize in Kristaps Porzingis . Karl-Anthony Towns sets a new career-high in points with 47 against the New York Knicks. Towns was coming over to his side of the lane to prevent the drive, and Wiggins was crowding him. Before anyone complains about Tom Thibodeau running players into the ground, they need to ask themselves what the alternatives are. Read More

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Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104

Miami just needs to get him some help. Towns, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, scored a career-high 47 points against the New York Knicks late Wednesday night . Current NBA trade rumors are swirling that the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns could be discussing a rather intriguing four-player swap that features NBA All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love. Read More

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Australia vs New Zealand: Team fines Glenn Maxwell over Matthew Wade comments

Australia vs New Zealand: Team fines Glenn Maxwell over Matthew Wade comments

Smith told the media ahead of Sunday's Chappell-Hadlee series opener against New Zealand: "Everyone was disappointed in his comments, I've expressed that to him myself and spoke to the team". "It's good that he's honest, unfortunately it's probably not the greatest attitude to have I reckon". "I got a hundred from No.8 for Victoria so there is always opportunities to get runs wherever you are in the order but the way the Vics have been going you're generally coming in trying to set a total up ... Read More

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Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1

Canadiens goalie Carey Price (13-2-1, 1.68 goals-against, .947 save percentage) has continued his strong play, allowing four goals in his past three starts. They are now 9th in the league on the power pay, though their penalty kill percentage is a mere 82.8%, good for 17th overall. In other words, it was a good thing the Sharks got to Price when they did. Read More

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Harry Kane signs new Tottenham contract

Harry Kane signs new Tottenham contract

TOTTENHAM talisman Harry Kane has signed a new deal until 2022. Kane's decision to stay is a major boost for the North Londoners after two straight defeats. Robbie Savage has suggested in the Daily Mirror that "quality" players will not want to join Tottenham Hotspur anymore, as they no longer have Champions League football to offer. Read More

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GSP: Even Conor McGregor Being Extorted By The UFC

GSP: Even Conor McGregor Being Extorted By The UFC

Out of all the fighters on the call, St-Pierre and Kennedy were the most vocal in calling out the UFC for their unfair practices and saying something had to give so fighters started getting a fair share of profits. I'm telling you, guys. Rebney's inclusion raises the possibility of the creation of a new fighting circuit, though that seems quite unlikely; maybe the announcement is just that some brand is now sponsoring the named fighters, in which case this is all just a brilliant bit of ... Read More

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Nittany Lions, Badgers benefiting from unheralded D-lines

Nittany Lions, Badgers benefiting from unheralded D-lines

With the game hitting overtime, it's only natural that one of sports' best rivalries was the highest-rated college football game of the season. "I would say the separation between Washington at No. Without diving too deep, we're looking at the very real possibility that for the first time in its short tenure, the selection committee will decide a team that did not win its league is among the four best. Read More

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49ers notes: Chip Kelly snuffs out OR speculation

49ers notes: Chip Kelly snuffs out OR speculation

OR fired Helfrich on Tuesday night following a meeting between Helfrich and athletic director Rob Mullens , CSNNW.com's Aaron Fentress reports. With the recent firing of Mark Helfrich freeing up the head coaching position in OR, it was only a matter of time before Chip Kelly would be forced to issue a statement regarding his interest in the job. Read More

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Cubs sign outfielder Jon Jay

Cubs sign outfielder Jon Jay

The report also says that aside from offense, Fowler has a combined 8.0 WAR over the past two season that would make the Blue Jays' defense more potent. Citing sources , Today's Knuckleball's Jon Heyman reported the Toronto Blue Jays "are showing a strong interest" in Fowler with Jose Bautista a potential goner in free agency. Read More

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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver pulls out of Pirelli tyre test through illness

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver pulls out of Pirelli tyre test through illness

He then had an engine failure while leading the Malaysian Grand Prix in September, which turned what would have been a small lead in the championship over Mercedes team-mate Rosberg into a 23-point deficit with five races to go. There's no point discussing this topic any more. Many paddock observers believe this will give Red Bull's highly-rated designer Adrian Newey a chance to create another race-winning machine. Read More

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Tarasenko scores at 3:24 of OT to lift Blues past Stars

Tarasenko scores at 3:24 of OT to lift Blues past Stars

Dallas followed Minnesota's lead in the closing minutes Monday at Scottrade Center and burned the Blues with Jamie Oleksiak's second goal of the night, sending a second straight game that was in the team's grasp to overtime . "We left coverage on the last goal", Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. NOTES: Oleksiak has three goals in the Stars' last four games after not dressing in the previous three. Read More

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AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: A committee quandary and Heisman slip

AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: A committee quandary and Heisman slip

Ohio State received just two penalties for six yards. Strongest argument: The Nittany Lions are a hot team now, and they won the Big Ten East. On Tuesday, the conference honored him as its Offensive Player of the Week. A few days after the loss in Ann Arbor, athletic director Sandy Barbour pledged allegiance to Franklin, saying his job was not in jeopardy. Of even more significance is Penn State got it done with one of the youngest rosters in the country. Read More

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Sasha Banks regains WWE Raw women's championship

Sasha Banks regains WWE Raw women's championship

As Roadblock: End of the Line approaches, does anyone care about Owens defending his title against Roman Reigns? Jericho confronted Owens about his comments, and the two men argued and parted ways. The main event saw another incredible match between these two incredible women talents. The match turned into a brawl that at one point had the crowd chanting "ECW," ProWrestling.net noted, with the match reminding them of the defunct Extreme Championship Wrestling as Sasha attacked ... Read More

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MI vs Ohio State

MI vs Ohio State

The numbers strongly suggest they are two of the four - maybe five - best teams in the country, but after Saturday either No. 3 MI or No. 2 Ohio State will be on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff race. Penn State in the Orange, Oklahoma vs. "They never talked to each other during the season", said Bruce Madej, the longtime former sports information director at MI. Read More

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Giants CB Jenkins rips Pryor, cites zone coverage

Giants CB Jenkins rips Pryor, cites zone coverage

It didn't take Pryor long to make Jenkins look an immature jerk. Solid defender! You played a solid game. Pryor was also complimentary of Jenkins in his postgame interview. 11. Pryor responded to Jenkins, saying, "You are a great corner". Pryor then went out and had his third 100-yard game, including a 54-yard catch over rookie Eli Apple, a fellow former Buckeye. Read More

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Diego Simeone's son stuns Juventus with superb brace

Diego Simeone's son stuns Juventus with superb brace

Juve were down 3-0 by the 29th minute when Alex Sandro's attempted clearance from Luca Rigoni's volley saw the ball go over the line and into the roof of the net. Serie A top goalscorer Edin Dzeko was on target again - twice - as Roma survived a late scare to move to within four points of Juventus . The 40-year-old Francesco Totti, who is only months younger than Pescara coach Massimo Oddo, was brought on in the second half. Read More

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