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Zidane will be boosted for the trip by the return from injury of captain Sergio Ramos while striker Karim Benzema could also be back available. Club legends, Stefano and Bernabeu now lead the derby scoring charts with 17 goals apiece, but Ronaldo is closing in with his 15 in 25 appearances.
  • Updated Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes Spread

    Updated Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes Spread

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    As the group of reporters around Barrett chuckled, one remarked, "We don't control that". "It was just him and me, and I think I had a program in my hand, and just being a GA, I said, 'Do you mind signing this?' I think I still have that program", Dantonio said.
  • Steve Bartman 'overjoyed' with Cubs, but won't be at parade

    Steve Bartman 'overjoyed' with Cubs, but won't be at parade

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    The Cleveland Indians exercised two future contract options on manager Terry Francona, who is under contract with the club through 2020. As the Cubs faced the Indians in a climatic Game 7, friends and family gathered with Nilson to watch the game Wednesday night in the community room at the Sunapee Cove Assisted Living Center in New Hampshire.
  • Thunder's Westbrook slams door on Rockets

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    Entering Wednesday night, clamors of disapproval regarding Oladipo's performance, along with faint grumblings to perhaps replace him in the Thunder starting lineup, became ever pervasive. "But I guess I saved the best for last, right?" The Rockets might get even stronger with the possible return of guard Patrick Beverley , who has been out since the preseason after undergoing left knee surgery.
  • Klinsmann and the US are hanging Bradley out to dry

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    If there's been one constant in Jurgen Klinsmann's five-year reign atop the USA national soccer team, it's inconsistency, with every invigorating high followed by a devastating low. Some are questioning if it is now time to make a change, but Sunil Gulati the United States Soccer Federation President called for patience. "It has just not been good enough this week, we all understand that and come March there is going to be the need to go after things in a strong way so we can start to put ...
  • Columbia University suspends some wrestlers from competing

    Columbia University suspends some wrestlers from competing

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    Doling out punishment based on the student-athletes' level of involvement, the school has suspended other members of the team until the beginning of the 2017 semester, while clearing those not involved in the incident to compete this weekend at the New York State Championships in Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Earnhardt expects medical clearance in December to race

    Earnhardt expects medical clearance in December to race

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    Every step we supposedly need to go through, we've gone through. And it's not just race fans excited to see him back. Bowman, 23, who is employed by Hendrick Motorsports, won his first career Cup pole last weekend at Phoenix and led 194 of 324 laps before finishing a career-high sixth.
  • Louisville football gaining on Alabama and Ohio State

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    Ohio State could easily blow the Spartans away with their best effort, but the game might end up being closer if the Buckeyes get caught looking ahead to next week's showdown against MI. Meyer said those receivers, mainly Noah Brown, Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin, had their best games the past two weeks, even though the box scores might not directly reflect it.
  • Reasons Clemson will make the College Football Playoff

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    If Ohio State beats Michigan State and Michigan, and Penn State also wins out, the Nittany Lions capture the Big Ten East crown by virtue of handing the Buckeyes their only loss and they would play for the Big Ten title, most likely against Wisconsin.
  • Klopp confident Liverpool FC can keep Coutinho

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    However, the former World Cup and Champions League victor gave Liverpool fans some hope by stating that "he needs to ignore all the talk and stay focused, because I think Liverpool have a real chance [at the league title] this season". "It's like Klopp 1, Sturridge 0 because when Klopp came the questions were about how he was going to get him fit and now he is fit he can't get in the side".
  • Big shakeup at top of top 25; FSU is 17th; UF 21st

    Big shakeup at top of top 25; FSU is 17th; UF 21st

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    Despite the defeats, the trio didn't wind up completely out in the cold. Michigan, which lost on a last-second field goal at unranked Iowa, fared the best of the fallen, remaining at No. The Big 10 is projected to have five schools ranked, with four in the top 10. Right now, that's all UW can do - keep winning and see what happens. The importance of a conference championship instead of two losses very well may be tested regardless of whether the Nittany Lions or Wisconsin win that ...
  • Sweden Finally Questions WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange At Ecuador's London Embassy

    Sweden Finally Questions WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange At Ecuador's London Embassy

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    Ecuador, which helped Assange avoid extradition by granting him asylum after he fled to its London legation, agreed to help Swedish prosecutors question Assange, who has denied the rape allegation. Questions supplied by Swedish officials were put by an Ecuador government representative to Mr Assange, during several hours yesterday, and again this morning.